Recreation Life Activity Guide Winter 2021-22

Winter 2021-22

In this Issue Special Events ................... Recreation Programs ......... Youth Basketball ................ Senior Activity Center ...... Park Guide .......... Back Cover 5 10 14 18

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| Community Centers/Venues | Special Events | Recreation Center | Membership Information | Recreation Programs | Athletics

City Council Members Mayor, Rachel Proctor Kay Patrick Brown, Place 2 Nicole Raphiel, Place 3 Andre Byrd, Place 4 Dinah Marks, Place 5 Crystal Chism, Place 6 Letitia Hughes, Place 7

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| Become a Volunteer | Senior Activity Center | Civic Center | Pavilion Rentals

Park Corporation Board Gail Lofton, John McCalib, Shronda Whitfeild, Pierette Parker, James Culp Keep DeSoto Beautiful Board Karen Lacy, Rhetta Washington McCoy, Felecia Turrentine, Latoya Moore, Debbie Hicks, Shatise Chism, Paulette Hunter

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Administrative offices

our mission

Phone: Email: Address:

972-230-9653 youthsports@desototexas.gov 211 E. Pleasant Run Road DeSoto, TX 75115

The department’s mission is to enrich the quality of life in DeSoto, provide World Class customer service, premier parks and dynamic recreational experiences.

parks staff

our vision

Director: Chris Glover Assistant Director: Chase Ellis Youth and Business Coordinator: Sydney Elliott Parks Superintendent: Nathan Busby Senior Center Manager: Dianca McGee Special Events Manager: Deneen Anderson Athletics Manager: Steve Moore Sports and Recreation Manager: Kevin Moore Senior Center Coordinator: Shannon Myart Parks Staff Assistant: Stephanie Young Marketing and Communications: Roderick Turner Recreation Specialist, Gwen Westbrook-Wright

DeSoto Parks and Recreation is a vital component in the community that provides diverse services and opportunities. Our staff will be known for their commitment to professionalism and their ability to grow and change with the community. PROFESSIONALISM We will exemplify the highest standards of the profession.

ENGAGE We will develop strong relationships.

INSPIRE We will promote community health and vibrant lifestyles.

INTEGRITY We will be fair and honest.

CAPRA accreditation is the only national accreditation for park and recreation agencies, and is a measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management and service to the community. This mark of distinction indicates that an agency has met rigorous standards related to the management and administration of lands, facilities, resources, programs, safety and services.

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community centers/venues

Amphitheater 972-230-9650 211 E. Pleasant Run Road DeSoto, TX 75115

Civic Center 972-230-9650 211 E. Pleasant Run Road DeSoto, TX 75115

Corner Theatre 972-230-9650 211 E. Pleasant Run Road DeSoto, TX 75115

Moseley Pool 972-228-3553

1300 Honor Drive DeSoto, TX 75115

Recreation Center 972-230-9655 211 E. Pleasant Run Road DeSoto, TX 75115

Senior Activity Center 972-230-5825 204 Lions Street DeSoto, TX

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membership requirements

center RECREATION hours of operation

Membership to the Recreation Center is open to users who are residents of the City of DeSoto. A photo I.D. and two forms showing proof of residency are required to apply for a new membership; and one form of residency is required for renewals (Photocopies will not be accepted).

Monday - Thursday

5 a.m. - 10 p.m. 5 a.m. - 6 p.m. 6:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

amenities

• Two competition-size gymnasiums • Treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical machines, Hammer strength, Cybex Universal weight machines, Arc Training, and Jacobs Ladder. • One racquetball court • 1/12 mile walking/jogging track • Dance room • Two multipurpose areas • Men and women’s locker rooms

proof of residency

• A valid driver’s license or identification card issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety showing the DeSoto address of that person. • A current utility (gas, electric, water) showing the DeSoto address of that person. • A current lease or mortgage showing the DeSoto address of that person. • A current voter’s registration card showing the DeSoto address of that person. • A current auto insurance card showing the DeSoto address of that person.

non residents

Non-residents who work for a business in the City of DeSoto may get a membership pass with photo I.D. and a current business pay check showing that the person is an employee of a business in DeSoto. However, the spouse and children of the employee are unable to obtain a membership.

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recreation pass membership

Basketball Gym, Jogging/Walking Track (15 years and older)

Ages 6-54 Ages 55+ Recreation Day Pass

$10 per year $5 per year $5 per year

fitness pass membership

Fitness Room, Basketball Gym, Jogging/Walking Track (15 years and older)

Guest Policy

Ages 16-54 $20

Ages 55+ $16 $88 $168 $10

All guests (non-members, out-of-town, visitors, spectators) who are accompanied by members must purchase a guest pass to enter the facility.

1 month 6 Months 1 Year Fitness Day Pass

$110 $210 $10

Recreation Guest Pass Fitness Guest Pass

$10 per day $5 per day

family fitness pass membership

racquetball court rental fee

All members must live in the same household to qualify as a family. Payment for all members must be made at the time of registration. Once registered, additional members can not be added until the family pass expires.

Day of Week

Hours

Hourly Fee

Monday-Thursday 5 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday 6:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.

$1/person $2/person $2/person $2/person

2 Members $30 $145 $280

3 Members $35 $175 $330

4 Members $40

1 month 6 Months 1 Year

Sunday

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

$205 $380

corporate membership

Corporate membership includes use of the: Indoor Track, Racquetball Court, Gymnasiums, Fitness Room, and 25% discount on recreation classes for the year. Members Agency Fee Membership Fee 0 - 2 $50 $157.50 3 - 7 $75 $125 8 - 12 $150 $110 13 - 17 $225 $95 18 - 22 $300 $85 23+ $375 $75

1. Participants must have a membership to use the racquetball courts. 2. Courts may be reserved up to 48 hours in advance. 3. Each member/guest must pay the court fee.

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RECREATION

youth programs

AIKIA Karate (ages 5-17) This class will teach children ways to channel their energy in a positive way, self discipline, respect for others, self-defense, improved memory skills and physical conditioning. Combined styles of American Kenpo and American Tae Kwon Do are emphasized in this class. Master Lloyd Ploeger is the class instructor. For more information, call (972) 217- 6363.

programs

Registration Overview A variety of classes and programs are available for all ages and areas of interest. A registration fee must be paid in full before attending any class. Some classes may require extra fees and supplies. Some of the classes have a minimum and maximum number of participants. Pre-registration is highly recommended. If the minimum is not met within 48 hours of the class start date, then the class is subject to cancellation. If a class is canceled, then the participant may request to transfer to another class or receive a refund check by mail. Participants will be notified of any classes that have been canceled or rescheduled. In the event that a participant wants to withdraw from a class, he or she must complete a refund request form prior to the second class meeting to get a full refund or a transfer. Inclusion Policy • Participate must complete registration form (attached) 14 calendar days prior to scheduled event/service to Recreation Center. • Registration form received (date stamped) and reviewed by Supervisor. • Staff contacts appropriate agency/organization to schedule an assessment of the participant. • Participant is evaluated with parent/guardian. • Agency/organization recommends plan for inclusion or provides a referral to an agency/ organization to provide similar recreational program/service. • Concerns and request should be placed in writing and include information on the specific program/service, location of program, requested accommodation, and/or incident/occurrence. • Communicate directly with the Parks Managing Director, any concerns, which are not resolved within 14 calendar days by the program facility, and or any compliance violations.

Date

Day

Time

Fee

Course#

Dec

T, Th 6-7 p.m. / 7-8 p.m.

$30 7489 / 7490

Jan

T, Th 6-7 p.m. / 7-8 p.m.

$30 7507 / 7508

Feb

T, Th 6-7 p.m. / 7-8 p.m.

$30 7509 / 7510

Hip Hop Dance (ages 12-15) Get up and Dance! Come learn the hottest new street style moves to the best new R&B and Hip Hop songs. Dancers focus on performance skills, flexibility, core strength, stamina and learn about spacing and dance technique such as turns, leaps and jumps.

Date

Day

Time

Fee

Course#

Dec

M

6-7 p.m.

$35

7496

Jan

M

6-7 p.m.

$35

7521

Feb

M

6-7 p.m.

$35

7522

Karate of Dallas (ages 13-17) Students will learn practical self defense, close quarters defense, anti-bullying, weapons defense, health and fitness.

Date

Day

Time

Fee

Course#

Dec

M, W 6-7:15 p.m.

$30

7497

Jan

M, W 6-7:15 p.m.

$30

7523

Feb

M, W 6-7:15 p.m.

$30

7524

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Master Dance Class (ages 9-16) This class is a specialized course taught by an expert; that will allow youth an opportunity to spend a period of time focusing on improving their knowledge and technique of a certain style of dance. Class meets 1 st Saturday.

Cheryl’s Studio This is a 60-minute group fitness class combining cardio, strength, and stretch moves for a total body workout. We have taken moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training and bundled them into one hour. For more information, call 214-507-0784. Drop in sessions are available for $10 per class.

Date

Day

Time

Fee

Course#

Dec

Sa

10 a.m. -12 p.m.

$30

7547

Jan

Sa

10 a.m. -12 p.m.

$30

7548

Date

Day

Time

Fee

Course#

Feb

Sa

10 a.m. -12 p.m.

$30

7549

Dec M, T, Th 5:45-6:45 p.m.

$45

7491

Paint & Sip (ages 9-16) Whether you are painting masterpieces or stick figures, everyone can enjoy our painting sessions and having refreshments with friends. Paint supplies, kid-friendly refreshments and instructions will be provided.

Jan M, T, Th 5:45-6:45 p.m.

$45

7511

Feb M, T, Th 5:45-6:45 p.m.

$45

7512

Dream Fitness This program is a challenging and dynamic whole body muscle conditioning exercise program. Exercises will be modified to accommodate all fitness levels. Be prepared to work your muscles and burn calories! Drop in sessions are available for $5 per class.

Date

Day

Time

Fee

Course#

Dec

T

6-7:15 p.m.

$25

7498

Jan

T

6-7:15 p.m.

$25

7523

Feb

T

6-7:15 p.m.

$25

7524

Date

Day

Time

Fee

Course#

adult programs

Dec

M-F

9-10 a.m.

$45

7492

American Sign Language This course is designed to give students a language foundation in ASL. The course will include: the origins of the language; the alphabet and finger-spelling; colors; animals; foods; family signs; verbs and key nouns.

Jan

M-F

9-10 a.m.

$45

7513

Feb

M-F

9-10 a.m.

$45

7514

Date

Day

Time

Fee

Course#

Dec

Th

6-7 p.m.

$15

n/a

Jan

Th

6-7 p.m.

$15

n/a

Feb

Th

6-7 p.m.

$15

n/a

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ET & Flow Fitness A holistic, fun way to personal fitness. Body resistance and light weight training. Blending multiple movement styles, sit, stand, stretch and strengthen at your pace. Drop in sessions are available for $10 per class.

Karate of Dallas (ages 13-17) Students will learn practical self defense, close quarters defense, anti-bullying, weapons defense, health and fitness. Date Day Time Fee Course# Dec M, W 6-7:15 p.m. $30 7497 Jan M, W 6-7:15 p.m. $30 7523 Feb M, W 6-7:15 p.m. $30 7524

Date

Day

Time

Fee

Course#

Dec

T, F

5-6 p.m.

$40

7493

Jan

T, F

5-6 p.m.

$40

7515

Feb

T, F

5-6 p.m.

$40

7516

Fit City Cardio Club Fit City Cardio is intended to provide total fitness and overall toning by working every major muscle group in one workout. Drop in sessions are available for $8 per class.

Date

Day

Time

Fee

Course#

Dec

T, Sa 7-8 p.m. / 8-9 a.m. $35

7494

Jan

T, Sa 7-8 p.m. / 8-9 a.m. $35

7517

Feb

T, Sa 7-8 p.m. / 8-9 a.m. $35

7518

Hip Hop Dance (ages 17+) Get up and Dance! Come learn the hottest new street style moves to the best new R&B and Hip Hop songs. Dancers focus on performance skills, flexibility, core strength, stamina and learn about spacing and dance technique such as turns, leaps and jumps. Drop in sessions are available for $7 per class. Date Day Time Fee Course# Dec M 7-8 p.m. $35 7495 Jan M 7-8 p.m. $35 7519 Feb M 7-8 p.m. $35 7520

Paint & Sip Whether you are painting masterpieces or stick figures, everyone can enjoy our painting sessions and having refreshments with friends. Paint supplies, kid-friendly refreshments and instructions will be provided. Date Day Time Fee Course# Dec T 7:30-8:45 p.m. $25 7541 Jan T 7:30-8:45 p.m. $25 7542 Feb T 7:30-8:45 p.m. $25 7543

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Urban Line Dance This is a line dance class for anyone who enjoys dancing and having fun. Introducing beginner and intermediate line dances for people who want to learn and move at the same time. Drop in sessions are available for $10 per class.

Date

Day

Time

Fee

Course#

Dec

T

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

$40

7500

Pound Class Fitness Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Drop in sessions are available for $10 per class. Date Day Time Fee Course# Dec M 7-8 p.m. $35 7499 Jan M 7-8 p.m. $35 7527 Feb M 7-8 p.m. $35 7528 Revamp Camp This course is 1 hour of intense functional cardio and muscle strengthening. Re–Vamp burns fat in all area and challenges your fitness level with E30 exercise routine. Drop in sessions are available for $15 per class.

Jan

T

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

$40

7529

Feb

T

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

$40

7530

Yoga Yoga is the practice of body awareness and flow. Yoga allows for a release of tension and an increase in mobility. Drop in sessions are available for $12 per class.

Date

Day

Time

Fee

Course#

Dec

M, W 7-8 p.m.

$80

7501

Jan

M, W 7-8 p.m.

$80

7531

Feb

M, W 7-8 p.m.

$80

7532

Work It Wednesday A personal demonstration of weight room equipment to improve movement abilities and develop strength.

Date

Day

Time

Fee

Course#

Date

Day

Time

Fee

Course#

Dec

W 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Free

n/a

Dec

M

7-8 p.m.

$60

7544

Jan

W 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Free

n/a

Jan

M

7-8 p.m.

$60

7545

Feb

W 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Free

n/a

Feb

M

7-8 p.m.

$60

7546

Zumba The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Our goal is simple: We want you to want to work out, to love working out, to get hooked. Drop in sessions are available for $7 per class.

Restart Fitness This program is a challenging and dynamic whole body muscle conditioning exercise program. Exercises will be modified to accommodate all fitness levels. Be prepared to work your muscles and burn calories!

Date

Day

Time

Fee

Course#

Date

Day

Time

Fee

Course#

Dec

Sa

8-9 a.m.

$15

n/a

Dec M, W/T, Th 6-7 p.m. / 7-8 p.m.

$40 7502 / 7505

Jan

Sa

8-9 a.m.

$15

n/a

Jan M, W/T, Th 6-7 p.m. / 7-8 p.m.

$40 7533 / 7537

Feb

Sa

8-9 a.m.

$15

n/a

Feb M, W/T, Th 6-7 p.m. / 7-8 p.m.

$40 7534 / 7538

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ATHLETIC

programs

baseball - spring/fall

The Desoto Baseball Organization is designed to give children boys and girls ages 3-14, an opportunity learn, play and appreciate the great game of baseball. We encourage participants, parents, coaches and volunteers to model behavior consistent with Good Citizenship.

soccer - spring/fall

DeSoto Soccer Association (DSA) is a volunteer organization formed in 1979 to promote the development of recreational youth players and coaches in the DeSoto. Coaches are often parents of players. DSA is a member of North Texas State Soccer Association (NTSSA) and

Visit us Online to register! www.desotobaseball.org basketball - winter

This is a local recreational basketball league for ages 4 through 14. Our goal is to teach basketball fundamentals, rules and skills. We emphasize on sportsmanship, team play and clean/fair competition. Visit us Online to register! www.desototexas.gov/basketball

operates under its by-laws. Visit us Online to register! www.desotosoccer.org softball - spring/fall

This is a local recreational softball league for ages 5 through 16. Our goal is to teach softball fundamentals, rules, and skills. We emphasize sportsmanship, team play, and clean/fair competition.

bmx - all year

DeSoto BMX was America’s first covered facility built exclusively for BMX racing. This 60,000 square foot lighted track plays host to local, district, state, regional, and national motos

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year-round in all racing categories. Visit us Online for upcoming races! www.desotobmx.net football & cheerleading - fall

A recreational league for ages 4 through 12. Our purpose is to teach proper skill and to provide an environment that will promote safety and

fundamentals over winning. Visit us Online to register! www.desototexas.gov/football

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center SENIOR ACTIVITY hours of operation

Monday - Thursday

8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

overview

Everyone, age 50 and over, is welcome at the DeSoto Senior Activity Center, where active seniors of today can participate in a variety of activities.

The center provides many recreational and social opportunities; the congregant meal program, blood pressure screenings, games, dances, entertainment, travel, exercise, cultural events, volunteer opportunities, nutrition and health education.

A free activity calendar is available the last week of each month, providing information about planned activities, trips and events plus the meal menu for upcoming month.

health & fitness

program schedule

A fitness area is available to members and includes: • Two treadmills

Mon Tue Fri Yoga TOPS Painting TX Hold ‘em Bingo Quilting Jewelry Class Crochet Line Dance Yoga Bridge Camp Meeting Bridge Pinochle Pinochle Wed Thu

• A stationary bike • Weight machines • Nu-step bikes

meal program

Education and health screenings are presented monthly. Check the monthly calendar for times and dates. • A hot nutritious lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. • A donation of $1.00 is suggested for meal participants age 60 years or older and their spouse. • The cost is $4.00 if you are younger than 60. • Meals must be ordered by noon two days in advance.

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center DESOTO CIVIC

The DeSoto Civic Center offers meeting and banquet facilities for groups as large as 300. All bookings must be made in person and reservations can be made up to one year in advance. A damage deposit of $100 is required. For more information about rental policies, procedures and availability, call (972) 230-9650 or visit our website at www.desototexas.gov/parks.

Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Mon.-Thu. 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Fri.-Sat. 6 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Sunday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Rooms Accommodations

1 Pecan Room 40 banquet style 50 meeting style

$95

$120

$180

$140

2 Pecan Rooms 3 Pecan Rooms

80 banquet style 100 meeting style 120 banquet style 150 meeting style 70 banquet style 100 meeting style 140 banquet style 200 meeting style 210 banquet style 300 meeting style Refrigerator, stove, oven, ice dispenser, sinks, microwave

$190

$240

$360

$280

$285

$360

$540

$420

1 Bluebonnet Room 2 Bluebonnet Rooms 3 Bluebonnet Rooms

$150

$200

$230

$150

$300

$400

$460

$300

$450

$600

$690

$450

Kitchen

$40

$50

$75

$45

The Amphitheater may be rented Monday - Saturday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. The cost of the Amphitheater is $175 per time frame with a $100 Damage Deposit. This facility can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. This is the perfect facility for weddings, performances and special events. Amphitheater

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PAVILION

Pavilions are available to residents, non-profit organizations, businesses and non-residents. Pavilions are accepted on a first-come, first- serve basis. You can start booking your reservation from January 1 through October 31.

rentals

Please call 972-230-9650 to check availability or for more information. A $50 damage deposit is required. Pavilions are rented in a five-hour time block or full day.

Mon. - Thu. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Mon. - Thu. 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Mon. - Thu. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Fri. - Sun. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Fri. - Sun. 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Fri. - Sun. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Park

Resident $75 Non-Resident $100 Resident $100 Non-Resident $150 Resident $75 Non-Resident $100

Resident $75 Non-Resident $100 Resident $100 Non-Resident $150 Resident $75 Non-Resident $100

Resident $100 Non-Resident $150 Resident $150 Non-Resident $250 Resident $100 Non-Resident $150

Resident $100 Non-Resident $150 Resident $150 Non-Resident $250 Resident $100 Non-Resident $150

Resident $100 Non-Resident $150 Resident $150 Non-Resident $250 Resident $100 Non-Resident $150

Resident $150 Non-Resident $250 Resident $250 Non-Resident $400 Resident $150 Non-Resident $250

Ernie Roberts Small

Ernie Roberts Large

Grimes Small

amenities

Cleaning the Facility The reserving party is responsible for cleaning the facility. The Parks and Recreation Department may not be able to clean pavilions between reservations. Tables and immediate grounds must be cleared of litter at the conclusion of the reservation period. Bounce Houses Bounce houses are allowed in city parks; however, the bounce house vendor must provide a generator with all bounce house rentals. Grills Grills are not allowed.

• Playground • Electrical outlets • Restrooms • Drinking fountain • Parking

• Grills • Ernie Roberts

Small - 48 guests

• Ernie Roberts

Large - 152 guests

• Grimes

Small - 72 guests

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FACILITY FEATURES

Park Hours: 5am - 12am

Acres

13.51 22.73 9.62 74.03 10.03 7.19 102.11 19.45 4.20 2.31 3.70

11.92 60.19 25.27

All-purpose Field

X

X X

Baseball/Softball Field

X

X

X X

Basketball Court Football Field Soccer Field Amphitheater Batting Cages

X X

X

X

X

X

X

X

BMX Track

X

Community Center Concession Building

X

X

X

X X

Dance Studio

X X

Fitness/Multipurpose Center

X

Grills

X

X

Historical Monument

X

Indoor Track Nature Area

X

X

X

Neighborhood Access Outdoor Fitness Station Outdoor Swimming Pool

X X

X X X

X X X X

X

X

X

Parking Lot

X X X

X X X X X X X X X X X X

X X X X

X

X X X

Pavilion

X

Picnic Tables

X

X X

X

Playground - Covered Playground - Uncovered

X

X

X X

X

Pond

Public Restrooms Racquetball Court

X X

X X

X X

X

X

X

Rental/Banquet Facilities Theater

X

Trail

X X X

X X

X

X X X

X

X X

X X

Equipment for 0-5 yrs Equipment for 5+ yrs Individual Equipment

X X

X X X X X X

X X X X

X

X

X

Zip Line

X

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