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Adult Programs

  1. Ballet Folklorico De Centro Tejas

    April 20, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Wilson Park Recreation Center

    Folklorico dancing is a great way to promote cultural awareness through music and dance. Your child will learn the fine artistic traditions of the Mexican Culture while making it a fun and positive experience for all. Performances will be scheduled by the instructor. Instructor: Ana Olvera. Location: Wilson Park Recreation Center.

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  2. Eagle Martial Arts: Women's Defense

    April 21, 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM @ Raye Allen Elementary

    When a woman learns self-defense, it reduces her chances of being a victim of violent crime. Learn to use Tae Kwon Do as a means of self-defense while also getting in a good workout. By the end of the 6-week, 6-class session, participants will have more self confidence and a positive mental attitude. Instructor: Bill Smith. Location: Raye Allen Elementary School Gym.

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  3. Ballet Folklorico De Centro Tejas

    April 27, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Wilson Park Recreation Center

    Folklorico dancing is a great way to promote cultural awareness through music and dance. Your child will learn the fine artistic traditions of the Mexican Culture while making it a fun and positive experience for all. Performances will be scheduled by the instructor. Instructor: Ana Olvera. Location: Wilson Park Recreation Center.

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  4. Eagle Martial Arts: Women's Defense

    April 28, 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM @ Raye Allen Elementary

    When a woman learns self-defense, it reduces her chances of being a victim of violent crime. Learn to use Tae Kwon Do as a means of self-defense while also getting in a good workout. By the end of the 6-week, 6-class session, participants will have more self confidence and a positive mental attitude. Instructor: Bill Smith. Location: Raye Allen Elementary School Gym.

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  5. Cooking Club- Fiesta Foods

    April 30, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Gober Party House

    Food, fun, and fellowship! That is the concept of The Cooking Club. Spend an evening learning how to cook everything from main courses to desserts. This session will be Mexican Food to include salsa and tortillas. Instructor: Linda Acosta. Location: Gober Party House.

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Aquatics

  1. Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

    April 25, 5:00 PM - April 27, 8:00 PM @ Temple High School Swim Center 415 North 31st Street Temple, TX

    The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguard course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Cost includes books, pocket masks, and certification. Instructor: Keith Dawson. Location: Temple High School Swim Center. Classes will be Friday 5-10pm and Sat & Sun 9-8. Register at Sammons Park Indoor Pool. For more information, call 254.298.5930.

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Athletics

  1. Open Gym Volleyball

    April 20, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Clarence Martin Gym

    Join in on pick up games. Come and go or stay all day!

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  2. Open Gym Volleyball

    April 27, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Clarence Martin Gym

    Join in on pick up games. Come and go or stay all day!

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City Boards

  1. Temple City Council Meeting

    April 17, All Day @ Temple Municipal Building

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  2. Temple City Council Meeting

    April 17, All Day @ Temple Municipal Building

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  3. Planning and Zoning Commission

    April 21, All Day @ Temple Municipal Building Planning Conference Room

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  4. Special Called Meeting of the Temple City Council

    April 21, All Day @ Municipal Building

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  5. Central Texas Housing Consortium Commissioners Meeting

    April 23, All Day @ 700 West Calhoun

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  6. Central Texas Housing Consortium-Public Forum

    April 23, All Day @ Adams Bend Apartments

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Community Calendar of Events

  1. BELL COUNTY MUSEUM TO HOST DOROTHEA LANGE'S AMERICA

    February 15, 12:00 PM - May 3, 5:00 PM @ Bell County Museum

    Join us for our new exhibit opening presenting a focused exhibition of original lifetime prints by the legendary documentary photographer Dorothea Lange. Highlighting this show are oversized exhibition prints of her seminal portraits from the Great Depression. The opening reception will be from 2-4 pm.

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  2. Imagining the Southwest: Art of the Santa Fe Temporary Exhibit

    March 8, 10:00 AM - May 31, 4:00 PM @ Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum

    The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum presents a new temporary exhibit, “Imagining the Southwest: Art of the Santa Fe,” on display until May 31, 2014. This exhibit explores how the Santa Fe Railway used art to shape and define its company image, while creating interest in the landscapes and cultures of the American Southwest. The exhibit highlights lithographic prints, calendars, posters, brochures, and advertisements from the Museum’s archive and permanent collections.

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  3. Celebrate the Opening of Lion Sam Farrow Amphitheater

    April 19, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Sam Farrow Amphitheater

    Kick-Off the Spring Season-Free Concert! Join us for a free concert featuring the Gordon Collier Band. Bring your camera and take photos with the Easter Bunny and first 100 kids get a goody bag courtesy of Temple Mall! We encourage everyone to bring their friends and family out to Lions Park and enjoy a mix of classic and new country songs, along with some original music from the Gordon Collier Band. Bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets and enjoy a cool evening at the amphitheater with one of the most requested bands in Central Texas!”

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  4. CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF LION SAM FARROW AMPHITHEATER

    April 19, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Sam Farrow Amphitheater

    Kick-Off the Spring Season-Free Concert! The first community event, a free concert featuring the Gordon Collier Band!

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  5. Tarock Lessons

    April 22, 7:00 PM @ Czech Heritage Museum

    Tarock is a trick taking card game. The basic rules first appeared in the manuscript of Martiano da Tortona, written before 1425. Tarock, recorded as one of the oldest types of card games known, is extensively played in Austria and throughout Europe. The deck consists of 56 numeral cards of four suits and 22 emblematic cards called trumps

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  6. Tarock Lessons

    April 22, 7:00 PM @ Czech Heritage Museum

    Come on out and learn the art of playing Tarock card game.

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  7. “All Things Czech”

    April 24, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Czech Heritage Museum

    Jan Hus Host and emcee Brian Vanicek will keep us current on happenings in the Czech Republic. This Month’s topic is about the reformist Jan Hus.

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  8. Temple Symphony Orchestra’s Season Finale Concert

    April 25, 7:30 PM @ Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center at Temple

    The program includes Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius; Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 by Jean Sibelius (featuring Eka Gogichashvili, violinist); Symphony No. 3 in E flat major “Eroica”, Op. 55 by Ludwig van Beethoven.

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  9. NFLCC Fishing Lure & Tackle Show

    April 26, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Knights of Columbus Hall

    The National Fishing Lure Collectors Club is hosting it’s 9th Annual Region 8 Fishing Lure &Tackle Show April 26th 2014 in Temple, Texas.

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  10. A Sami Show

    April 26, 10:00 AM - April 27, 4:30 PM @ Bell County Expo Center

    Come see what all the buzz is about as you browse the aisles full of home and garden decor, jewelry, floral designs, woodcrafts, art, candles, gourmet foods, boutique clothing, fashionable accessories, unique gifts and more!

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  11. Moments & Memories Benefit

    April 26, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Temple Civic Theatre

    Eight local performers, directed by actors Marjie Rynearson and Michael J. Fox, will present stories written by several Temple Literacy Council tutors and embellished by American literature additions as well as music. The Moments & Memories Reception begins at 7:00 p.m. with light refreshments; curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Requests for tickets and reservations should be emailed to templeliteracy@juno.com or called in to 254.774.7323; credit cards will be processed at the door. A suggested donation of $25 or more per person is requested to fund books and training for Bell County's new adult readers, ESL students and their volunteer tutors.

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Mayborn Convention Center

  1. VA Hospital Volunteer Luncheon

    April 16, 8:00 AM - April 17, 4:00 PM @ 3303 N 3rd

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  2. Grace Temple Ministries Easter Service

    April 20, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ 3303 N 3rd

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  3. K12 Management STARR Testing

    April 21, 7:00 AM - April 25, 4:00 PM @ 3303 N 3rd

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  4. CenTex RollerGirls Roller Derby Bout #2

    April 27, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ 3303 N 3rd

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  5. Alzheimers Assoc. Caregivers Symposium

    April 30, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ 3303 N 3rd

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Parks and Leisure Events

  1. Imagining the Southwest: Art of the Santa Fe Temporary Exhibit

    March 8, 10:00 AM - May 31, 4:00 PM @ Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum

    The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum presents a new temporary exhibit, “Imagining the Southwest: Art of the Santa Fe,” on display until May 31, 2014. This exhibit explores how the Santa Fe Railway used art to shape and define its company image, while creating interest in the landscapes and cultures of the American Southwest. The exhibit highlights lithographic prints, calendars, posters, brochures, and advertisements from the Museum’s archive and permanent collections.

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Sammons Community Center

  1. Memoir Writing

    April 9, 2:00 PM - April 30, 4:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    Do not put it off any longer; it is time to write your life story for your children or grandchildren to cherish in years to come. Why not write down some of those great stories that you remember or just jog your memory on special events that you may have forgotten. This course is set up as a 4 or 8 week course so that you can not procrastinate and can readily see the results. Instructed by Marilyn Rothaus, retired English teacher.

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  2. Social Media & Internet Marketing Course

    April 15, 6:00 PM - April 24, 9:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    If you are an individual or small business owner and would like to increase your knowledge and your client base through social media, this is the class for you. In the first 2 sessions learn about the most popular social media sites. In the following 2 sessions learn how to use that social media to expand your clientele, you marketing visibility and hopefully your profits! Instructor: Abe Kardoudi of Central Texas Web Design.

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  3. Texercise-Fit for the Health of It!

    April 16, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM @ Sammons Community Center

    Join this classic, 12-week Texercise program co-sponsored by the Department of Aging. This fitness program is designed to provide educational and motivational resources that help participants adopt and commit to healthier lifestyles. Participants will meet weekly for moderate exercise, nutritional information and progress reports. Led by Kathy "KP" Patterson.

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  4. Sweatin' With The Oldies

    April 16, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Sammons Community Center

    Just keep moving! Start the day off right by joining this comfortable exercise session designed especially for those who have mobility issues or difficulty standing while exercising. Slow stretches and balance exercises will help tone and strengthen muscles to increase mobility and flexibility. An added bonus is humming along to great oldies tunes.

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  5. Painting and Drawing with Barbara

    April 16, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    It is time to capture those beautiful spring flowers on canvas. Grab your brushes and join or creative, motivational instructor in this progressive art class. This ever-popular class is designed to teach students of all levels who wish to learn to paint and draw or just want to increase their skill levels. Individual instruction based upon skill levels. No previous experience necessary. Led by Barbara Wilson, proprietor of Wilson's School of Art.

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  6. Circle of Friends Crochet Group

    April 16, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    Warmth and happiness abound, not only from the brightly-colored crocheted items, but from the hearts of this unique group. This circle of friends meets once a week to create beautiful, handmade, crocheted items which are then donated to local nursing home, hospitals and hospice centers. Some supplies provided.

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  7. Zumba Gold

    April 16, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    Enjoy the moves in this fun approach to fitness, weight loss and muscle toning! Zumba Gold uses upbeat Latin music and cardiovascular exercise to create aerobic dance. The traditional Zumba formula is modified, adapting the dance moves and the pace to suit the needs of the active, older participants. With easy-to-follow moves and an invigorating, party-like atmosphere it's the perfect exercise for all. Chair-friendly for those who have physical limitations. Led by a certified Zumba instructor.

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  8. Wedding Day First Dance

    April 16, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    It is a special day, have a special first dance. Just in time for the wedding season, our talented instructor will have both the bride and groom, or bride and father, ready to impress the guests in this 3-part series. Preparing for a wedding day can be stressful, but unwind and have some fun while learning a beautiful first dance in a relaxed atmosphere. Emphasis on positions, basic steps and simple patterns. Registration fee is per person, all attending must have a partner. Led by Lillian Nash, certified ballroom dance instructor.

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  9. Fitness For Life

    April 17, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Sammons Community Center

    Get fit and stay fit! Lace up your tennis shoes and join or energized instructor in this low-impact, strengthening and aerobic program designed to improve balance, flexibility, coordination and range of motion. Experience a unique fitness program using light hand weights and elastic bands. Exercising with friends is so much more fun and easier. Adaptable for all levels of mobility. Led by Sheri Joseph.

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  10. Painting and Drawing with Barbara

    April 17, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    It is time to capture those beautiful spring flowers on canvas. Grab your brushes and join or creative, motivational instructor in this progressive art class. This ever-popular class is designed to teach students of all levels who wish to learn to paint and draw or just want to increase their skill levels. Individual instruction based upon skill levels. No previous experience necessary. Led by Barbara Wilson, proprietor of Wilson's School of Art.

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  11. Have Pen? Let's Write!

    April 17, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    Shake off the winter doldrums and put that pen into motion. Explore writing as a craft and art form, while focusing on your own writing. Enroll in this unstructured writing course to fine tune your writing skills or learn new ones. Gain constructive input from your peers in this very interactive, progressive course.Led by retired English Literature professor Pruitt Davis.

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  12. Senior Yoga

    April 17, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    Lift your spirits and lower your stress as you achieve enormous physical and mental benefits from simple, functional and easy-to-follow movements. Improve your balance, range of motion, strength, flexibility and joint mobility while keeping your mind active and alert. Chairs available for those with physical limitations. Led by Certified Senior Yoga Instructor, Janelle Novosad.

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  13. Sweatin' With The Oldies

    April 18, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Sammons Community Center

    Just keep moving! Start the day off right by joining this comfortable exercise session designed especially for those who have mobility issues or difficulty standing while exercising. Slow stretches and balance exercises will help tone and strengthen muscles to increase mobility and flexibility. An added bonus is humming along to great oldies tunes.

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  14. Zumba Gold Fridays Only

    April 18, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    Enjoy the moves in this fun approach to fitness, weight loss and muscle toning! Zumba Gold uses upbeat Latin music and cardiovascular exercise to create aerobic dance. The traditional Zumba formula is modified, adapting the dance moves and the pace to suit the needs of the active, older participants. With easy-to-follow moves and an invigorating, party-like atmosphere it's the perfect exercise for all. Chair-friendly for those who have physical limitations. Led by a certified Zumba instructor.

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  15. Sweatin' With The Oldies

    April 21, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Sammons Community Center

    Just keep moving! Start the day off right by joining this comfortable exercise session designed especially for those who have mobility issues or difficulty standing while exercising. Slow stretches and balance exercises will help tone and strengthen muscles to increase mobility and flexibility. An added bonus is humming along to great oldies tunes.

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  16. Zumba Gold

    April 21, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    Enjoy the moves in this fun approach to fitness, weight loss and muscle toning! Zumba Gold uses upbeat Latin music and cardiovascular exercise to create aerobic dance. The traditional Zumba formula is modified, adapting the dance moves and the pace to suit the needs of the active, older participants. With easy-to-follow moves and an invigorating, party-like atmosphere it's the perfect exercise for all. Chair-friendly for those who have physical limitations. Led by a certified Zumba instructor.

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  17. Dancing With The Starz-Ballroom Dance

    April 21, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    Here is a great opportunity for couples to experience ballroom dance from the very beginning steps to more advanced steps including Latin, rumba, waltz, swing, 2-step and a variety of other ballroom dance steps.Enjoy a casual atmosphere with an invigorating instructor. Different steps are offered each month. Call the Center for more details on featured steps.

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  18. Fitness For Life

    April 22, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Sammons Community Center

    Get fit and stay fit! Lace up your tennis shoes and join or energized instructor in this low-impact, strengthening and aerobic program designed to improve balance, flexibility, coordination and range of motion. Experience a unique fitness program using light hand weights and elastic bands. Exercising with friends is so much more fun and easier. Adaptable for all levels of mobility. Led by Sheri Joseph.

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  19. Painting and Drawing with Barbara

    April 22, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    It is time to capture those beautiful spring flowers on canvas. Grab your brushes and join or creative, motivational instructor in this progressive art class. This ever-popular class is designed to teach students of all levels who wish to learn to paint and draw or just want to increase their skill levels. Individual instruction based upon skill levels. No previous experience necessary. Led by Barbara Wilson, proprietor of Wilson's School of Art.

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  20. Senior Yoga

    April 22, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    Lift your spirits and lower your stress as you achieve enormous physical and mental benefits from simple, functional and easy-to-follow movements. Improve your balance, range of motion, strength, flexibility and joint mobility while keeping your mind active and alert. Chairs available for those with physical limitations. Led by Certified Senior Yoga Instructor, Janelle Novosad.

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  21. Dancing With The Starz-Ballroom Dance

    April 22, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    Here is a great opportunity for couples to experience ballroom dance from the very beginning steps to more advanced steps including Latin, rumba, waltz, swing, 2-step and a variety of other ballroom dance steps.Enjoy a casual atmosphere with an invigorating instructor. Different steps are offered each month. Call the Center for more details on featured steps.

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  22. Texercise-Fit for the Health of It!

    April 23, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM @ Sammons Community Center

    Join this classic, 12-week Texercise program co-sponsored by the Department of Aging. This fitness program is designed to provide educational and motivational resources that help participants adopt and commit to healthier lifestyles. Participants will meet weekly for moderate exercise, nutritional information and progress reports. Led by Kathy "KP" Patterson.

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  23. Sweatin' With The Oldies

    April 23, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Sammons Community Center

    Just keep moving! Start the day off right by joining this comfortable exercise session designed especially for those who have mobility issues or difficulty standing while exercising. Slow stretches and balance exercises will help tone and strengthen muscles to increase mobility and flexibility. An added bonus is humming along to great oldies tunes.

    More Details
  24. Painting and Drawing with Barbara

    April 23, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    It is time to capture those beautiful spring flowers on canvas. Grab your brushes and join or creative, motivational instructor in this progressive art class. This ever-popular class is designed to teach students of all levels who wish to learn to paint and draw or just want to increase their skill levels. Individual instruction based upon skill levels. No previous experience necessary. Led by Barbara Wilson, proprietor of Wilson's School of Art.

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  25. Circle of Friends Crochet Group

    April 23, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    Warmth and happiness abound, not only from the brightly-colored crocheted items, but from the hearts of this unique group. This circle of friends meets once a week to create beautiful, handmade, crocheted items which are then donated to local nursing home, hospitals and hospice centers. Some supplies provided.

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  26. Zumba Gold

    April 23, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    Enjoy the moves in this fun approach to fitness, weight loss and muscle toning! Zumba Gold uses upbeat Latin music and cardiovascular exercise to create aerobic dance. The traditional Zumba formula is modified, adapting the dance moves and the pace to suit the needs of the active, older participants. With easy-to-follow moves and an invigorating, party-like atmosphere it's the perfect exercise for all. Chair-friendly for those who have physical limitations. Led by a certified Zumba instructor.

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  27. Fitness For Life

    April 24, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Sammons Community Center

    Get fit and stay fit! Lace up your tennis shoes and join or energized instructor in this low-impact, strengthening and aerobic program designed to improve balance, flexibility, coordination and range of motion. Experience a unique fitness program using light hand weights and elastic bands. Exercising with friends is so much more fun and easier. Adaptable for all levels of mobility. Led by Sheri Joseph.

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  28. Painting and Drawing with Barbara

    April 24, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    It is time to capture those beautiful spring flowers on canvas. Grab your brushes and join or creative, motivational instructor in this progressive art class. This ever-popular class is designed to teach students of all levels who wish to learn to paint and draw or just want to increase their skill levels. Individual instruction based upon skill levels. No previous experience necessary. Led by Barbara Wilson, proprietor of Wilson's School of Art.

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  29. Have Pen? Let's Write!

    April 24, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    Shake off the winter doldrums and put that pen into motion. Explore writing as a craft and art form, while focusing on your own writing. Enroll in this unstructured writing course to fine tune your writing skills or learn new ones. Gain constructive input from your peers in this very interactive, progressive course.Led by retired English Literature professor Pruitt Davis.

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  30. Senior Yoga

    April 24, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    Lift your spirits and lower your stress as you achieve enormous physical and mental benefits from simple, functional and easy-to-follow movements. Improve your balance, range of motion, strength, flexibility and joint mobility while keeping your mind active and alert. Chairs available for those with physical limitations. Led by Certified Senior Yoga Instructor, Janelle Novosad.

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  31. Country Western Dance

    April 24, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    Come scoot your boots or tap your feet to the great music of local country and western bands on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Bring a finger food snack to share, cold drinks and coffee provided.

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  32. Armchair Adventures

    April 25, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Sammons Community Center

    Join in as we allow ourselves to travel to places far and near without ever leaving the comfort of an easy chair or struggling with luggage. Journey with our guest travelers as they share their memorable experiences and anecdotes from many unusual locations throughout the world.

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  33. Sweatin' With The Oldies

    April 25, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Sammons Community Center

    Just keep moving! Start the day off right by joining this comfortable exercise session designed especially for those who have mobility issues or difficulty standing while exercising. Slow stretches and balance exercises will help tone and strengthen muscles to increase mobility and flexibility. An added bonus is humming along to great oldies tunes.

    More Details
  34. Zumba Gold Fridays Only

    April 25, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    Enjoy the moves in this fun approach to fitness, weight loss and muscle toning! Zumba Gold uses upbeat Latin music and cardiovascular exercise to create aerobic dance. The traditional Zumba formula is modified, adapting the dance moves and the pace to suit the needs of the active, older participants. With easy-to-follow moves and an invigorating, party-like atmosphere it's the perfect exercise for all. Chair-friendly for those who have physical limitations. Led by a certified Zumba instructor.

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  35. Friday Night at the Movies

    April 25, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    Make it a date night with your sweetheart or best buddy. Kick back in our comfortable lounge and relax for a Friday night at the movies. We will present a premier movie on our large, flat screen television for all to enjoy. Freshly popped popcorn, cold drinks and coffee provided.

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  36. Bread Baking Basics

    April 26, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    There is nothing more enticing than the smell of freshly baked bread wafting from the kitchen. Don't be intimidated by making homemade bread; fresh baked loaves can be so simple once you know where to start. The healthy benefits of home-baked products are an added plus for every household. Spend a productive, yet fun, day in the kitchen with Baker Becca as the flour flies. Taste testing of several types of yummy bread is a must.

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  37. Sweatin' With The Oldies

    April 28, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Sammons Community Center

    Just keep moving! Start the day off right by joining this comfortable exercise session designed especially for those who have mobility issues or difficulty standing while exercising. Slow stretches and balance exercises will help tone and strengthen muscles to increase mobility and flexibility. An added bonus is humming along to great oldies tunes.

    More Details
  38. Zumba Gold

    April 28, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    Enjoy the moves in this fun approach to fitness, weight loss and muscle toning! Zumba Gold uses upbeat Latin music and cardiovascular exercise to create aerobic dance. The traditional Zumba formula is modified, adapting the dance moves and the pace to suit the needs of the active, older participants. With easy-to-follow moves and an invigorating, party-like atmosphere it's the perfect exercise for all. Chair-friendly for those who have physical limitations. Led by a certified Zumba instructor.

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  39. Dancing With The Starz-Ballroom Dance

    April 28, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    Here is a great opportunity for couples to experience ballroom dance from the very beginning steps to more advanced steps including Latin, rumba, waltz, swing, 2-step and a variety of other ballroom dance steps.Enjoy a casual atmosphere with an invigorating instructor. Different steps are offered each month. Call the Center for more details on featured steps.

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  40. Fitness For Life

    April 29, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Sammons Community Center

    Get fit and stay fit! Lace up your tennis shoes and join or energized instructor in this low-impact, strengthening and aerobic program designed to improve balance, flexibility, coordination and range of motion. Experience a unique fitness program using light hand weights and elastic bands. Exercising with friends is so much more fun and easier. Adaptable for all levels of mobility. Led by Sheri Joseph.

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  41. Painting and Drawing with Barbara

    April 29, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    It is time to capture those beautiful spring flowers on canvas. Grab your brushes and join or creative, motivational instructor in this progressive art class. This ever-popular class is designed to teach students of all levels who wish to learn to paint and draw or just want to increase their skill levels. Individual instruction based upon skill levels. No previous experience necessary. Led by Barbara Wilson, proprietor of Wilson's School of Art.

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  42. Senior Yoga

    April 29, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    Lift your spirits and lower your stress as you achieve enormous physical and mental benefits from simple, functional and easy-to-follow movements. Improve your balance, range of motion, strength, flexibility and joint mobility while keeping your mind active and alert. Chairs available for those with physical limitations. Led by Certified Senior Yoga Instructor, Janelle Novosad.

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  43. Dancing With The Starz-Ballroom Dance

    April 29, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    Here is a great opportunity for couples to experience ballroom dance from the very beginning steps to more advanced steps including Latin, rumba, waltz, swing, 2-step and a variety of other ballroom dance steps.Enjoy a casual atmosphere with an invigorating instructor. Different steps are offered each month. Call the Center for more details on featured steps.

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  44. Texercise-Fit for the Health of It!

    April 30, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM @ Sammons Community Center

    Join this classic, 12-week Texercise program co-sponsored by the Department of Aging. This fitness program is designed to provide educational and motivational resources that help participants adopt and commit to healthier lifestyles. Participants will meet weekly for moderate exercise, nutritional information and progress reports. Led by Kathy "KP" Patterson.

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  45. Sweatin' With The Oldies

    April 30, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Sammons Community Center

    Just keep moving! Start the day off right by joining this comfortable exercise session designed especially for those who have mobility issues or difficulty standing while exercising. Slow stretches and balance exercises will help tone and strengthen muscles to increase mobility and flexibility. An added bonus is humming along to great oldies tunes.

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  46. Painting and Drawing with Barbara

    April 30, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    It is time to capture those beautiful spring flowers on canvas. Grab your brushes and join or creative, motivational instructor in this progressive art class. This ever-popular class is designed to teach students of all levels who wish to learn to paint and draw or just want to increase their skill levels. Individual instruction based upon skill levels. No previous experience necessary. Led by Barbara Wilson, proprietor of Wilson's School of Art.

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  47. Circle of Friends Crochet Group

    April 30, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    Warmth and happiness abound, not only from the brightly-colored crocheted items, but from the hearts of this unique group. This circle of friends meets once a week to create beautiful, handmade, crocheted items which are then donated to local nursing home, hospitals and hospice centers. Some supplies provided.

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  48. Zumba Gold

    April 30, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM @ Sammons Community Center

    Enjoy the moves in this fun approach to fitness, weight loss and muscle toning! Zumba Gold uses upbeat Latin music and cardiovascular exercise to create aerobic dance. The traditional Zumba formula is modified, adapting the dance moves and the pace to suit the needs of the active, older participants. With easy-to-follow moves and an invigorating, party-like atmosphere it's the perfect exercise for all. Chair-friendly for those who have physical limitations. Led by a certified Zumba instructor.

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Special Events

  1. Celebrate the Opening of Lion Sam Farrow Amphitheater

    April 19, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Sam Farrow Amphitheater

    Kick-Off the Spring Season-Free Concert! Join us for a free concert featuring the Gordon Collier Band. Bring your camera and take photos with the Easter Bunny and first 100 kids get a goody bag courtesy of Temple Mall! We encourage everyone to bring their friends and family out to Lions Park and enjoy a mix of classic and new country songs, along with some original music from the Gordon Collier Band. Bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets and enjoy a cool evening at the amphitheater with one of the most requested bands in Central Texas!”

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Wilson Park Recreational Center

  1. M.C. Community Youth

    April 16, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Blackmon Community Center

    Learn to step, dance, and sing! Have fun and gain self discipline as you learn to be volunteers for your community, performing for public events including nursing home visits and parades. Instructor: Mary Ann Garret.

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  2. Fit For A Kid

    April 21, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Wilson Park Recreation Center

    Looking for a fun way to get your child active after a long day at school? Join Prairie View A&M University as they teach kids the importance of good health through interactive games and playing with friends. Instructor: Sheryl Austin. Location: Wilson Park Recreation Center. For more information, call 254.298.5740.

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  3. Tiny Tutus

    April 21, 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM @ Blackmon Community Center

    In this Tiny Tutus dance class dancers will explore the dance style of Hip-Hop. This fun upbeat dance class will have dancers moving to their favorite songs all while being healthy. Instructor: Tiffany Conner. Location: Blackmon Community Center. For more information or to register, call 254.298.5740.

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  4. BMAA Tae Kwon Do

    April 22, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Wilson Park Recreation Center

    Learn the Korean martial art that emphasizes hand strikes and sharp kicks. Students will train in basic forms and techniques. Instructor: Becky Medlin, 4th degree black belt. Location: Wilson Park Recreation Center. For more information call 254.298.5740.

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  5. Tiny Tots T-Ball

    April 22, 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM @ Wilson Park Recreation Center

    Tiny Tots T-Ball will teach participants the fundamental rules and techniques to get them ready for competitive play. Parents are encouraged to join and practice with their child. Location: Wilson Park Recreation Center. For more information, call 254.298.5740.

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  6. M.C. Community Youth

    April 23, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Blackmon Community Center

    Learn to step, dance, and sing! Have fun and gain self discipline as you learn to be volunteers for your community, performing for public events including nursing home visits and parades. Instructor: Mary Ann Garret.

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  7. Homeschool Day Camp

    April 25, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Wilson Park Recreation Center

    Homeschoolers, come enjoy a day of archery, adventure games, climbing wall challenge, and many other great activities. Location Wilson Park Recreation Center. For more information, call Peanut Henderson 254.298.5740.

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  8. Explore Fort Parker

    April 26, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Fort Parker State Park

    Fort Parker was established in 1833 in Mexia Texas and is rich in history and full of beautiful scenery. Not only is it the site of the well-known Comanche Indian raid but is a stunning State Park of Texas. Come spend the day at the beautiful Fort Parker and learn about the history of this land while hiking, canoeing, exploring nature, and bird watching. Transportation will be provided. Fort Parker State Park. For more information, call 254.298.5740.

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  9. Fit For A Kid

    April 28, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Wilson Park Recreation Center

    Looking for a fun way to get your child active after a long day at school? Join Prairie View A&M University as they teach kids the importance of good health through interactive games and playing with friends. Instructor: Sheryl Austin. Location: Wilson Park Recreation Center. For more information, call 254.298.5740.

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  10. Tiny Tutus

    April 28, 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM @ Blackmon Community Center

    In this Tiny Tutus dance class dancers will explore the dance style of Hip-Hop. This fun upbeat dance class will have dancers moving to their favorite songs all while being healthy. Instructor: Tiffany Conner. Location: Blackmon Community Center. For more information or to register, call 254.298.5740.

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  11. BMAA Tae Kwon Do

    April 29, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Wilson Park Recreation Center

    Learn the Korean martial art that emphasizes hand strikes and sharp kicks. Students will train in basic forms and techniques. Instructor: Becky Medlin, 4th degree black belt. Location: Wilson Park Recreation Center. For more information call 254.298.5740.

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  12. Tiny Tots T-Ball

    April 29, 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM @ Wilson Park Recreation Center

    Tiny Tots T-Ball will teach participants the fundamental rules and techniques to get them ready for competitive play. Parents are encouraged to join and practice with their child. Location: Wilson Park Recreation Center. For more information, call 254.298.5740.

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  13. M.C. Community Youth

    April 30, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Blackmon Community Center

    Learn to step, dance, and sing! Have fun and gain self discipline as you learn to be volunteers for your community, performing for public events including nursing home visits and parades. Instructor: Mary Ann Garret.

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Youth Programs

  1. Tiny Tumblers

    April 7, 4:00 PM - April 28, 5:00 PM @ Thornton Elementary School Gym

    Come join in for a terrific time at Tiny Tumblers! Participants will learn to jump, flip and execute basic movements of gymnastics. This class is designed to develop movement flexibility, coordination, and creativity using developmentally appropriate activities and exercises for beginner students. Instructor: Karly Popelka. L

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  2. Preschool Playdate

    April 16, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Blackmon Community Center

    Looking for a place for your next playdate? Every second Wednesday of the month, the Blackmon Center will be open for kids and their parents to play. There will be a variety of games, activities and crafts to keep the kids engaged and having fun.

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  3. Eagle Martial Arts: Youth Tae Kwon Do

    April 16, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM @ Raye Allen Elementary School Gym

    Tae Kwon Do is an ancient Martial Art that originated in Korea. Training in Tae Kwon Do is more than merely a physical activity. Tae Kwon Do for youth increases attention span, builds confidence, creates discipline, develops respect and leadership skills. This is a 6 week, 12 class session. Class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays. Instructor: Bill Smith.

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  4. Eagle Martial Arts: Family Tae Kwon Do

    April 16, 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM @ Raye Allen Elementary School Gym

    Tae Kwon Do is an ancient Martial Art that originated in Korea and is considered to be one of the best forms of exercise. Training in Tae Kwon Do is more than merely physical, it helps to develop self confidence, discipline, and a positive attitude. Tae Kwon Do offers benefits to people of all ages. Gather the family and join Family Tae Kwon Do. This class meets twice per week on Mondays and Wednesdays and the cost is per person. Instructor: Bill Smith.

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  5. Cake Decorating

    April 16, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Gober Party House

    You’ve baked your cake, now what? How can you make your cake the hit of the party? We can help with that! This class will teach you how to decorate the perfect Easter themed cake. You will go home with a recipe for homemade icing and some great decorating skills.

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  6. Eggstravagant Easter Eggs

    April 17, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Wilson Park Recreation Center

    Easter is coming & that can only mean one thing… eggs, eggs & more eggs. Bring the whole family and learn how to decorate a traditional Easter egg using pain, glitter, ribbon & more. Bring your own dozen of already boiled eggs and we will provide the rest. Location:Wilson Park Recreation Center.

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  7. Fun Friday

    April 18, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Gober Party House

    Fun Fridays offer activities that children enjoy most: arts and crafts, games, songs, storytelling, and more! This program gives children the opportunity to grow and develop both socially and educationally while giving mom some “me time.” Children must be at least 3 years old and fully potty trained (no diapers or pull ups allowed). Pre-Registration is required. Location: Gober Party House.

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  8. Eagle Martial Arts: Family Tae Kwon Do

    April 21, 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM @ Raye Allen Elementary

    Tae Kwon Do is an ancient Martial Art that originated in Korea and is considered to be one of the best forms of exercise. Training in Tae Kwon Do is more than merely physical, it helps to develop self confidence, discipline, and a positive attitude. Tae Kwon Do offers benefits to people of all ages. Gather the family and join Family Tae Kwon Do. This class meets twice per week on Mondays and Wednesdays and the cost is per person. Instructor: Bill Smith. Location: Raye Allen Elementary School Gym.

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  9. Ballet Folklorico de Centro Tejas- Beginner

    April 22, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Wilson Park Recreation Center

    Folklorico dancing is a great way to promote cultural awareness through music and dance. Your child will learn the fine artistic traditions of the Mexican Culture while making it a fun and positive experience for all. Performances will be scheduled by the instructor. Instructor: Ana Olvera. Location: Wilson Park Recreation Center.

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  10. Ballet Folklorico de Centro Tejas- Intermediate

    April 22, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Wilson Park Recreation Center

    Folklorico dancing is a great way to promote cultural awareness through music and dance. Your child will learn the fine artistic traditions of the Mexican Culture while making it a fun and positive experience for all. Performances will be scheduled by the instructor. Instructor: Ana Olvera. Location: Wilson Park Recreation Center.

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  11. Eagle Martial Arts- Youth Tae Kwon Do

    April 23, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM @ Raye Allen Elementary School

    Tae Kwon Do is an ancient Martial Art that originated in Korea. Training in Tae Kwon Do is more than merely a physical activity. Tae Kwon Do for youth increases attention span, builds confidence, creates discipline, develops respect and leadership skills. This is a 6 week, 12 class session. Class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays. Instructor: Bill Smith. Location: Raye Allen Elementary School Gym.

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  12. Eagle Martial Arts: Family Tae Kwon Do

    April 23, 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM @ Raye Allen Elementary

    Tae Kwon Do is an ancient Martial Art that originated in Korea and is considered to be one of the best forms of exercise. Training in Tae Kwon Do is more than merely physical, it helps to develop self confidence, discipline, and a positive attitude. Tae Kwon Do offers benefits to people of all ages. Gather the family and join Family Tae Kwon Do. This class meets twice per week on Mondays and Wednesdays and the cost is per person. Instructor: Bill Smith. Location: Raye Allen Elementary School Gym.

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  13. Fun Times

    April 24, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Gober Party House

    Kids just need to have fun and take a break from their daily routine. Fun Time offers that and more! This program includes once per month, themed, meetups that feature adaptive recreation opportunities for children with special needs. All activities provide the opportunity for participants to learn new skills, meet new friends, and enhance self-esteem and personal growth. Parent participation required. Location: Gober Party House.

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  14. Fun Friday

    April 25, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Gober Party House

    Fun Fridays offer activities that children enjoy most: arts and crafts, games, songs, storytelling, and more! This program gives children the opportunity to grow and develop both socially and educationally while giving mom some “me time.” Children must be at least 3 years old and fully potty trained (no diapers or pull ups allowed). Pre-Registration is required. Location: Gober Party House.

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  15. Let's Go Fly A Kite

    April 26, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Blackmon Community Center

    April is National Kite Month. In this program you will make your own kite step by step and decorate it with your favorite color. Then we will go outside and send it flying high in the sky. Location: Blackmon.

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  16. Eagle Martial Arts- Youth Tae Kwon Do

    April 28, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM @ Raye Allen Elementary School

    Tae Kwon Do is an ancient Martial Art that originated in Korea. Training in Tae Kwon Do is more than merely a physical activity. Tae Kwon Do for youth increases attention span, builds confidence, creates discipline, develops respect and leadership skills. This is a 6 week, 12 class session. Class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays. Instructor: Bill Smith. Location: Raye Allen Elementary School Gym.

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  17. Eagle Martial Arts: Family Tae Kwon Do

    April 28, 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM @ Raye Allen Elementary

    Tae Kwon Do is an ancient Martial Art that originated in Korea and is considered to be one of the best forms of exercise. Training in Tae Kwon Do is more than merely physical, it helps to develop self confidence, discipline, and a positive attitude. Tae Kwon Do offers benefits to people of all ages. Gather the family and join Family Tae Kwon Do. This class meets twice per week on Mondays and Wednesdays and the cost is per person. Instructor: Bill Smith. Location: Raye Allen Elementary School Gym.

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  18. Ballet Folklorico de Centro Tejas- Beginner

    April 29, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Wilson Park Recreation Center

    Folklorico dancing is a great way to promote cultural awareness through music and dance. Your child will learn the fine artistic traditions of the Mexican Culture while making it a fun and positive experience for all. Performances will be scheduled by the instructor. Instructor: Ana Olvera. Location: Wilson Park Recreation Center.

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  19. Ballet Folklorico de Centro Tejas- Intermediate

    April 29, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Wilson Park Recreation Center

    Folklorico dancing is a great way to promote cultural awareness through music and dance. Your child will learn the fine artistic traditions of the Mexican Culture while making it a fun and positive experience for all. Performances will be scheduled by the instructor. Instructor: Ana Olvera. Location: Wilson Park Recreation Center.

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  20. Eagle Martial Arts- Youth Tae Kwon Do

    April 30, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM @ Raye Allen Elementary School

    Tae Kwon Do is an ancient Martial Art that originated in Korea. Training in Tae Kwon Do is more than merely a physical activity. Tae Kwon Do for youth increases attention span, builds confidence, creates discipline, develops respect and leadership skills. This is a 6 week, 12 class session. Class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays. Instructor: Bill Smith. Location: Raye Allen Elementary School Gym.

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  21. Eagle Martial Arts: Family Tae Kwon Do

    April 30, 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM @ Raye Allen Elementary

    Tae Kwon Do is an ancient Martial Art that originated in Korea and is considered to be one of the best forms of exercise. Training in Tae Kwon Do is more than merely physical, it helps to develop self confidence, discipline, and a positive attitude. Tae Kwon Do offers benefits to people of all ages. Gather the family and join Family Tae Kwon Do. This class meets twice per week on Mondays and Wednesdays and the cost is per person. Instructor: Bill Smith. Location: Raye Allen Elementary School Gym.

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