Little Sweetheart Dance see page 10 for more details
LEISURE lakeside PROGRAMS • EVENTS • PARKS • RECREATIONS
thru January April
OUR MISSION: To provide quality customer care for our community by offering the best healthy choices for Parks and Recreation services by promoting a safe and fun environment while creating memories and a sense of home.
STAFF & BOARD
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Aaron Cleaver, Director of Parks & Recreation Kari Pacheco,
Joseph Jergovic, Parks and Facilities
Kelly Alban, Athletics/Aquatics Supervisor Raehgan Shaw, Recreation Programmer of Athletics Erin Mudry, Recreation Programmer
Pamela Vierus, Special Events and Marketing Coordinator Colin Paterson, Recreation Programmer, Seniors
Superintendent Shelly Monroe, Sr. Administrative Assistant Jason Aguirre, Recreation Supervisor
Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation
Troy McMillian, Parks Supervisor
PARKS AND RECREATION Adam Parsons
SENIOR ADVISORY BOARD Kenneth Williams, Chair
GOLF Brad Marshall, Chair Larry Glick, Vice Chair Anthony Scott Becky Sebastian Brent Dorenbecker
YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL Della George, Chair
Anna Eliese Ridgley Autumn Klongland Betsy White Dolores Henning
Alberta Reese Daniel Crunk Jacob Mendias Marilyn Jordan Mary DuBose Sharon Pouzar Susan Bell Virginia Denson Wathernia Clark
Halle Tovar, Vice Chair Reagan Duke, Secretary Akshay Michael Alexis Sweet Gracie Groothuis Kierra Willis Nathan Samuel Steffi Johns Vicktor Akanno
Elise Bowers Eve Johnson Kristy Andrade Michael Schupp Rebecca Day Richard Krull
Carter Holston Calvin Causey Larry Young Jonathan Andron Michael Daffin
WETZONE WATERPARK 5304 Main Street, Rowlett, TX 75088 P: (972) 412-6266 www.wetzonewaterpark.com
ROWLETT COMMUNITY CENTRE 5300 Main Street, Rowlett, TX 75088 P: (972) 412-6170 www.rowlett.com/parksandrec
Large Pavilion (Pecan Grove/Community) Deposit: $75, Resident Fee Half/Full Day: $75/$150 Non Resident Fee Half/Full Day: $150/$300 Medium Pavilion (Springfield/Katy Park) Deposit: $50, Resident Fee Half/Full Day: $50/$100 Non Resident Fee Half/Full Day: $100/$200 Small Pavilion (Shorewood/Lakeside Park/Kenwood Heights) Deposit: $35, Resident Fee Half/Full Day: $35/$70 Non Resident Fee Half/Full Day: $70/$140
• The pavilions may be rented from 8:00am-9:00pm any day of the week • Reservations can be made up to nine months in advance • Alcohol is not permitted in any city park or pavilion • Time periods include: Full Day: 8:00am-9:00pm Half Day: 8:00am-2:00pm or 3:00pm-9:00pm
Park Pavilions and Amenities
PECAN GROVE PARK 5304 Main Street Accommodates: 50-70 Available from Sept-March Playground, Restrooms and Electricity COMMUNITY PARK 8700 St. Andrews Lane Accommodates: 50-75 Playground, Restrooms and Electricity
SPRINGFIELD PARK 5501 Antioch Accommodates: 25-50 Playground and Restrooms LAKESIDE PARK 3101 CA Roan Drive Accommodates: 10-15 Playground KENWOOD HEIGHTS PARK
KATY PARK 2600 Lawing Lane
Accommodates: 35-45 Playground, Restrooms and Electricity SHOREWOOD PARK 9101 Woodlake & Williams Accommodates: 10-15 Playground and Restrooms
Pavilion capacity does not indicate the number of picnic tables on-site. Restrooms closed Dec 1-March 1. 2023 CLOSURES Jan 1 & 2: New Year’s Day Jan 16: Martin Luther
5701 Kenwood Drive Accommodates: 10-15 Playground
King Jr. Day Apr 9: Easter
Recreation Centre Amenities
• First come first served reservations in one-hour increments • A $5 paid fee guarantees a court reservation up to 3 days in advance • Reservations are forfeited after 10 minutes if no show • Children between 7-15 years of age may use the court when accompanied by any person 16 years or older • Raquets, raquetballs, and protective eye wear are available for rental at the front desk • $10 court rental punch cards are now available for $35 each
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MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION Become a member and join the excitement! Use of the Rowlett Community Centre is available for Rowlett Residents and Non-Residents. Rowlett Residents may receive the resident membership rate by presenting two forms of identification establishing Rowlett residency. An annual membership is valid for one year from date of purchase. Monthly memberships are valid for 30 days from date of purchase. Please present your membership card at the front desk each time you visit the facility. A $5 daily drop-in fee will be assessed when the membership card is not presented. Replacement cards may be purchased for $5. Guests 17 years and younger must have a release form signed by a parent or legal guardian before being issued a membership card or day pass. Children ages 6 and under must always be supervised by a guardian over the age of 16 years. Please visit www.rowlett.com/RCC or call the Community Centre at 972-412-6170 for more information and for facility policies. CENTER COMMUNITY 5300 Main Street
The Rowlett Community Centre features strength machines for both upper and lower body, free weights, and cardio equipment that includes:
• 6 Treadmills • 4 Ellipticals • 3 Total Body Recumbent Elliptical
• 2 Recumbent Bikes • 1 Total Body Bicycle • 1 Row Machine The fitness room is available to members and guests 16 years of age or older. Youth ages 12-15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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Two full size basketball courts are available to members during regular business hours.* * Please check the monthly gym schedule or ask staff about gym availability.
Membership Fees Youth (7-17 yrs) Individual (18-59 yrs) Senior (60+) Senior (Activities Only)* Family (7 +) Daily Drop-in (7 +)
Annual Resident/ Non-Resident $25/$50 $101/$202 $10/$144 $5/$10 $230/$460 $5
Monthly Resident/ Non-Resident N/A $12.50/$25 $14.75 (NR only) N/A $29.75/$49.75 $5
Hours Monday-Friday 6:00am - 9:00pm Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00pm
* Senior Activity memberships include: Table Games, Bridge, Texas Hold’em, Bingo, and the Walking Track
• Reservations must be made in person at the Rowlett Community Centre located at 5300 Main Street • Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and can be made up to nine months in advance of the date of your event • Rooms may be reserved both during and after normal business hours any day of the week • A refundable deposit is REQUIRED to secure your room rental. The balance is due no later than two weeks prior to your rental • Reservation cancellations or changes will only be accepted directly from the lessee • Refundable deposit fees are not applied towards your rental fees • Reservations that include alcohol must pay for license and an off-duty Rowlett officer to be present during reservation
(4-hour minimum fee to be paid to the Officer on Duty and license fee) • Lessees need to include set up and clean up time within reservation
Themed Birthday Parties
Room Rental and Amenity Rates Regular Business Hours Non-Business Hours Room Deposit Kitchen Kitchen Deposit Set-Up Charge (over 100 guests) Audio/Visual Equipment (Rooms A & D) Sound System Tablecloths Alcohol License Fee*
Resident $50/hr $65/hr $100/room $30/hr $75 $25 $50 $50 $12/each $50
Non-Resident $100/hr $130/hr $100/room $40/hr
Make the mess, forget the rest! You bring the party and we will bring the fun. During your themed party, you will receive your own party host, one hour of activity (at Kid’s Kingdom, in the Gym, etc.), and the other hour in the birthday party room! On top of that, don’t worry about paper goods, balloons, cake, and lemonade, we will have it ready for you! Payment in full is due at time of the initial reservation. Birthday child will receive a special birthday gift.
$75 $25 $50 $50 $12/each $50
*Must have a City of Rowlett police officer present
1-10 children: $225 11-20 children $250 21-30 children $275 31-40 children $300
Room A Room B Room C Room D
1,086 1,475 1,194 915
60 80 60 50
To Reserve your next party with us, call the Community Centre today at 972-412-6170
THE ROWLETT FARMERS AND CRAFT MARKET Every Thursday from Apr 6-Jun 29 5:30-8:30pm The Village of Rowlett Downtown 4011 Main Street Spring is here, and so is our Local Farmers and Craft Market. Experience Rowlett’s weekly Farmers and Craft Market to get you ready for the weekend. Visit with local vendors while shopping for produce, flowers, meats, honey, eggs, and in addition we will also have our craft vendors which will offer their handmade crafts.
Special Events and Marketing Coodinator at 972-412-6151 or email email@example.com For more information, contact
Activities SUMMER &
• • • SPECIAL EVENTS • • •
ROWLETT’S FAMILY CAMPOUT Mar 25-26
LUNCH ON THE LAWN Each Monday in March 11am-2pm The Village of Rowlett Downtown 4011 Main Street
3pm Saturday (overnight)-Sunday, ending at 9am Fee: $10 per person (FREE for kids under 7)
Pecan Grove Park 5300 Main Street
‘Lunch on the Lawn’, is a great way to spice up your Monday! Every Monday, we will have a variety of food trucks downtown! Make sure you’re following us on social media to find out which food trucks will be on site for a specific date. We hope this allows people to spend time in the community while eating outdoors.
Join us for a family outdoor campout at Pecan Gove Park! Families will be able to set up their tents under the stars, enjoy the outdoors, and other camping activities during the day. A meal will be provided, and we will have S’mores for dessert! Camping set up will begin at sundown. We hope you come to appreciate the outdoors and learn about how you can camp in our state and national parks.
ROWLETT’S CARDBOARD REGATTA Saturday, Apr 22 1:30-2:30pm Fee: $5 Community Park 8700 St. Andrews Lane
EASTER PUP-A-PALOOZA Saturday, Apr 1 2-4pm Fee: $10 per dog Scentral Bark Dog Park in Herfurth Park 4601 Centennial Drive Please join us for our PAWesome annual event, Easter Pup-A-Palooza! Challenge your dog to find as many treat-filled eggs as possible! All dogs, regardless of size/breed, are welcome! There will also be fun contests after the egg hunt including ; Best Trick, Best Bark, Waggiest Tail, Biggest Dog, Smallest Dog Required: proof of rabies vaccination and a leash. Pecan Grove Park 5300 Main Street We couldn’t be more egg-cited for our Easter Eggstravaganza! Come join the fun as kids hunt for prize-filled eggs throughout Pecan Grove Park! Egg hunts are categorized by age groups (0-3, 4-6, 7 and up, and Angel Kids) and are scheduled at various times throughout the event. There might even be a surprise visit from the Easter bunny! Don’t forget your Easter basket! In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held the weekend before, Saturday, April 3rd. EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA Saturday, Apr 1 10am-12pm
SPRING SAND BASS TOURNAMENT Saturday, Mar 18 7am-2pm Preregistration: $20; Onsite registration: $30 Every year hundreds of people come to Rowlett to take part in the annual spawning run of White Bass into Rowlett and Muddy Creeks. You see them parked at the Miller Street Bridge, at the Rowlett Creek Nature Preserve on Liberty Grove and around Centerville and Rowlett Road. Join us as we hold our first ever Sand Bass Tournament, hosted by Victory Fishing Events. Check in and Registation will be in Downtown Rowlett for all participants. Prizes will be awarded to winners with random drawings following the event. Don’t miss out on one of the more popular early fishing opportunities in Rowlett. Challenge your innovative-thinking skills during our annual Cardboard Boat Regatta right after Kid Fish! Participants will create their own carboard boat prior to the event using cardboard and other various supplies. After creating their boat, teams will race across Community Park pond. We challenge you to be as creative and unconventional as possible! All teams are required to supply their own life vests for all participants during the race. Pre-registration is required for this event. Prizes will be awarded to the winners! Age Groups: (8-13) & (14-17) & (18+)
KID FISH! Saturday, Apr 22 9am-12pm Community Park 8700 St. Andrews Lake
Attention all aspiring and experienced fishermen! Test your skills against members of the community at our annual fishing event, Kid Fish! 500 pounds of catfish will be released into the pond at Community Park prior to the event. This event is catch and release so be sure you release your catch after it has been measured. Awards will be given to the winners in three age groups (0-4, 5-9, and 10-14). All participants under 17 years of age are not required to have a fishing license for the event.
• • • ADULT LEAGUES • • •
For ages 18 and up, the City of Rowlett Parks and Recreation Department offers leagues to provide a variety of recreational opportunities for adults to participate in team sports, in a fun, social, family-friendly atmosphere.
MEN’S BASKETBALL (Activity #120805) Mondays/Wednesdays, Apr 17-Jun 28 6-9pm Fee: $350/$400 starting March 27 Rowlett Community Centre 5300 Main Street Registration opens from Feb 6-Apr 9 An eight-game season with a guaranteed 1 playoff game! Championship T-shirts will be awarded to the first-place team. There will be a cap of 12 teams. No games May 29 or Jun 19. COED VOLLEYBALL (Activity #120806) Fridays, Mar 3-May 12 6-9pm Fee: $200/$250 starting February 2 Rowlett Community Centre 5300 Main Street Registration is open from Nov 7, 2022- Feb 19, 2023 An eight-game season will be played with a playoff tournament following the season. Championship t-shirts will be awarded to the first-place team.
CORNHOLE ON MAIN (Activity #120813) Thursdays/Fridays, Apr 13-Jun 23 6-9pm Fee: $40/doubles Downtown Square on Main 4000 Main Street Registration is open from Feb 6-Apr 3
An eight-game season will be played with a playoff tournament following the season. Championship t-shirts will be awarded to the first-place team. There will be a cap of 16 teams. Dates subject to change due to inclement weather.
There will be a cap of 6 teams. No games Mar 17 or Apr 7.
Athletics Coordinator at 972-412-6146 or email firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, contact
• • • YOUTH LEAGUES • • •
Volunteer coaches are needed for ALL LEAGUES! If you are interested in coaching, please fill out a designated coach application for the league at Rowlett Community Centre front desk.
ROWLETT YOUTH BASEBALL (Activity #120811) Ages: 3-12 as of Sep 1, 2022 Fee: $40/Blastball $70/Resident; $80/Non-Resident $15 late fee added Jan 30 $650/Team; $700 starting Jan 30 Rowlett Community Park 8700 St. Andrews Lane Registration is open from Nov 7, 2022- Feb 12, 2023 Don’t strike out on this great opportunity to give your child an experience that will not only teach the fundamentals of baseball but also improve skills and love of the game! Teams will participate in an eight-game season followed by an end of season tournament! Jerseys not included. Tournament play May 20, 2023. Dates subject to change due to inclement weather. No games Apr 8. Age Divisions: 4U & 6U: Saturdays, Mar 11-May 20 9am-2pm* 8U: Tuesdays, Mar 21-May 20 6-9pm* 10U & 12U: Tuesdays/Thursdays, Mar 21-May 20 6-9pm* ROWLETT YOUTH VOLLEYBALL (Activity #120800) Saturdays, Mar 25-May 27 9am-2pm Ages: 7-12 as of Sep 1, 2022 Fee: $70/Resident; $80/Non-Resident $15 late fee added Feb 6 $650/Team; $700 starting Feb 6 Rowlett Community Centre 5300 Main Street Registration is open from Nov 7, 2022- Feb 19, 2023 Bump, Set, & Spike your way over to the Rowlett Community Centre and register for our Rowlett Youth Girls Volleyball League! Teams will participate in an eight-game season followed by an end of season tournament! Jerseys are included in fees. No games Apr 8.
ROWLETT YOUTH BASKETBALL–SUMMER 2023 (Activity #217000) Saturdays, Jun 10-Aug 5 9am-5pm Ages: 4-13 as of Sep 1, 2022 Rowlett Community Centre 5300 Main Street Registration is open from Feb 13-May 14 Give your child an experience to learn fundamentals of basketball, teamwork, discipline, and sportsmanship! An eight-game season will be played followed by an end of season tournament. Jerseys are included in fees. Age Divisions and fees: 5U & 7U: Registration (Feb 13-Apr 30): $75 Late (May 1-May 14): $90 9U: Registration (Feb 13-Apr 30): $85 Late (May 1-May 14): $100 11U & 13U: Registration (Feb 13-Apr 30): $95 Late (May 1-May 14): $110 Team: Registration (Feb 13-Apr 30): $650 Late (May 1-May 14): $700
* tentative start times
Recreation Programs and Events
Recreation Coordinator at 972-412-3948 or email email@example.com For more information, contact
LITTLE SWEETHEART DANCE (Activity #111203) Saturday, Jan 28 7-9pm Fee: $45 per couple; $15 additional family member
Treat that special someone to a night they will never forget at the Rowlett Parks & Recreation annual Little Sweetheart Dance. You will dance and twirl their way to a special evening of dancing and fun. The price includes a keepsake photo, light refreshments, and a fabulous night for you and your little sweetheart. Space is limited so be sure to get your tickets early!
DADDY/DAUGHTER HAIR WORKSHOP (Activity #150004) Saturday, Mar 4 9-11:30am Fee: $35
Calling all Dads and Daughters!! This class was created to give dads the confidence to style their daughters hair all while spending quality time together. This class will cover basic hair styles for all types of hair and is for children ages 3-10 yrs. Bring any hair accessories or tools you would like to learn how to use. Your child’s hair should be clean and dry for the class. Limit one child per class. What to bring: Comb/hairbrush, hair rubber bands and bows (if desired).
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SAFE KIDS 101 (Activity #110559) Saturday, Apr 22 8:30am-12:30pm Ages: 9-12 years Fee: $40
MVP SKILLS & TRAINING (Activity #110205) Tuesdays, Jan 3-31; Feb 7-28; Mar 7-28; Apr 4-25 Beginner class: 6-7pm Intermediate class: 7-8pm Ages: 5-14 years Fee: $45 Drop-in Fee: $12 MVP Skills and Training sessions are designed to unlock young athlete’s talent by teaching core basketball skills, help improve confidence, and take ownership of their personal development. Sessions will focus on specific skills, each broken down to its key elements to help the athlete understand and develop a solid foundation. Participants will learn how to set realistic goals and work through problems or obstacles independently and as a member of a team. What to bring: Water bottle and basketball. SOCCER STARTERS (Activity #110723) Thursdays, Apr 7-28 4-5pm Ages: 3-5 years Fee: $40 This class is designed for the youngest soccer players on the field. Basic soccer skills will be covered at each practice, and each practice will end with a scrimmage. What to bring: Tennis shoes and water.
Preparing kids to stay safe at home and in the community. This is a must have class for any child who may be old enough to stay by themselves for short periods of time or any child who finds themselves separated from their guardian. This course covers fire prevention and fire escape plan, basic self- care first aid, proper use of 911, cyber safety, stranger danger, use of a fire extinguisher, how to seek help when lost, and much more! Lots of fun activities used to help engage the students and build retention.
BABYSITTING 101 (Activity #150005) Saturday, Mar 18 8:30am-12:30pm Ages: 11-17 years Fee: $40
This nationally recognized course is the complete guide to becoming the best babysitter. This is an essential course for anyone considering becoming a babysitter or who will be responsible for caring for little brothers or sisters. This course covers all aspects of babysitting from the business of babysitting to marketing yourself, appropriate behavior of a babysitter, age specific activities, FAQs of babysitters, troubleshooting when things go wrong as well as the very important skills of diapering, changing, feeding, burping, and handling an infant. This course also provides a Friends and Family CPR course covering infant, child, and adult CPR, choking, proper use of 911 and basic babysitting first aid (no card given). Lots of hands-on activities and group discussions. What to bring: $10 cash material fee.
SOAR SPRING BREAK CAMP (Activity #110307) Monday-Friday, Mar 13-17
8:30am-5:30pm Ages: 6-10 years Fee: $150 Want to get your child up and active during spring break? Let the Rowlett Parks & Recreation Department help you keep them active and off the couch all break long! This program is active, fun, and educational. Every day brings a new theme of activities to ensure they never get bored! What to bring: Two snacks, a lunch and bottle of water.
CPR (Activity #150006) Saturday, Mar 11 9-12pm Ages: 11 years & up Fee: $35
TENNIS SKILLS AND DRILLS Tuesdays, Mar 7-28; Apr 4-25 6:30-7:30pm Ages: 9 years & up Fee: $50
FENCING (Activity # 110735) Tuesdays, Jan 10-31; Feb 7-28; Mar 7-28; Apr 4-25 5:30-6:30pm Ages: 9 years & up Fee: $40 This fun, skill-intensive program is designed with the beginning to intermediate player in mind. Using our progression-oriented curriculum, our fencing staff focus on the whole player, teaching your child the skills needed both on and off the court to be a better athlete. Each day will start with a skill of the day and progress into drills and games. This American Heart Association course is specifically designed for the community and focuses on “Hands Only CPR.” In this course you will receive all the same information as the Heartsaver CPR course but without the course completion card. This is the perfect class for community groups who do not need a card for their profession and are not in the medical industry. Simple, easy techniques are given and lots of hands-on practice for all. Infant, child, and adult CPR, choking and use of the AED (Automated External Defibrillator) are provided.
Learn how to play tennis like a pro! This tennis class is a great way to learn the fundamentals of how to play tennis while having fun.
TAE KWON DO (Activity # 120201) Tuesdays/Thursdays, Jan 3-31; Feb 2-28; Mar 2-30; Apr 4-27 6:30-8pm Ages: 6 years & up Fee: $35/$55 7th degree black belt, Bobby Blakey, has 30+ years of training experience with numerous black belts under him and sits on the board of the Texas Martial Arts Federation. Discipline, power, focus and conditioning are just some of the things you will learn in this year- round program.
XTREME HIP HOP (Activity #142433) Tuesdays, Jan 3-31; Feb 7-28; Mar 7-28 7-8pm Ages: 16 years & up Fee: $40 Drop-in fee: $10
Xtreme Hip Hop is a high energy toning and cardio step class for people of all ages, this is a great way to burn calories as you step to some of the greatest hip hop music. Childcare available!
BUMP IT, SET IT, SPIKE IT – VOLLEYBALL SKILLS AND DRILLS (Activity #143434) Tuesdays, Jan 3-31; Feb 7-28; Mar 7-28 Beginner class: 6-7pm Intermediate class: 7-8pm Ages: 8-15 years Fee: $45 Bump, set, spike, you don’t want to miss out on this fast-paced skills and drills program at the Rowlett Community Centre. Beginning players will learn the fundamentals of this ever-growing sport and Intermediate players will build on the skills they
JUJITSU (Activity #120202) Mondays/Thursdays, Jan 15-30; Feb 2-27; Mar 2-30; Apr 3-27 7:15-8:45pm Ages: 12 years & up Fee: $35/$55 This is not just another martial arts class. We employ a mixed martial arts approach with a focus on real world application of self-defense principals including target hardening, situational awareness, pre-assault recognition, mindset, verbal tools, psychological tools, and situational application of hand-to-hand combatives. Learn how to protect yourself, be more confident and aware in our non-sport, reality based, self-defense system. We can help kids understand how to manage altercations with bullies (that are school friendly), and adults confidently navigate environments and altercations safely. Don’t be anyone’s “victim” when the moment calls for you to be prepared.
already have to improve their game What to bring: Volleyball and water.
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PILATES 1 (Activity #121006) Monday/Wednesday, Jan 4-30; Feb 1-27; Mar 1-29; Apr 3-26 9:30-10:30am Ages: 16 and up Fee: $20/$40 Drop-in fee: $10
ZUMBA (Activity #110502) Mondays/Wednesdays, Jan 4-30; Feb 1-27; Mar 1-29; Apr 3-26 6:30-7:30pm Ages: 16 years & up Fee: $25/$45 Drop-in fee: $10 We take the work out of workout, by mixing low intensity and high intensity moves for an interval style calorie burning dance fitness party. once the Latin and world rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Childcare available! No class Jan 16 and Feb 20. JAZZERCISE Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday 9-10am Monday/Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm Tuesday/Thursday 8:30-9:30am & 6-7pm Sunday 4-5pm Ages: 16 years & up Jazzercise is a pulse-pounding, hip swiveling, calorie torching fitness program that gets results…fast! Every Jazzercise dance fitness class combines dance- based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn. Burn up to 800 calories in one fun and powerfully effective 60-minute total body workout. Childcare available on Monday, Wednesday & Friday! Register online at www.jazzercise.com PICKLEBALL LESSONS (Activity #120807) Tuesday, Jan 3-31; Feb 7-28; Mar 7-28; Apr 4-25 Beginner class: 9-10:30am Intermediate class: 7-9am Fee: $40 The Rowlett Community Centre is offering adult Pickleball lessons, this is a great way to learn how to play this fast paced, low impact sport. Space is limited, register early.
This class is a mix of yoga, pilates, resistance training and cardio designed to improve your balance and strengthen your muscles, joints, and spine. You will get a full body work out that can be modified to fit your individual needs regardless of your fitness level. What to bring: Yoga mat and towel. No class Jan 16 and Feb 20. SPIN (Activity #121006) Monday/Wednesday, Jan 4-30; Feb 1-27; Mar 1-29; Apr 3-26 5:30-6:30pm Ages: 16 and up Fee: $25 Drop-in fee: $10 Spin class improves endurance, increases strength, builds muscle tone, and reshapes your body. This fast paced, fun class will push your endurance to the next level. Get noticeable results from this cardiovascular cycling workout. This is a self-run workout alongside members of the community. Free to Rowlett Community Centre members. Childcare available! STUDY OF INDEPENDENT SENIOR LIVING OPTIONS (Activity #331113) Thursday, Feb 21 and 28 Beginner class: 10-12:00pm Fee: $15 Trying to decide if moving to an over 55 or 62 community is in your future? There are so many existing choices in our area, plus many more being built. This 2-part class will help guide you to make an informed decision. First, we will explore your wants and needs, budgets and lifestyle changes we expect as we age. The following week we will analyze specifics like master planned housing communities, condos, co-ops, life care facilities and senior apartments.
• • • SENIORS • • •
The Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce the continuation of our great program for City of Rowlett Senior Citizens! We partnered with DART to provide day pass vouchers valid for all DART transportation. To receive these passes, proof of Rowlett residency is required and you must be 60 years or older. Passes are available at the Rowlett Community Centre, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am-12pm, and 1-5pm. Maximum of 5 passes per week, and up to 15 passes per month. You do not need to be a member of the Rowlett Community Centre to participate.
TABLE GAMES (Activity #331102) Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:30am
SCOR PANCAKE BREAKFAST (Activity #131121) Third Friday of each month
8:30am Fee: $3
Come together to play assorted games or just to socialize. Dedicated days for Mahjong are the 2nd and 4th Wednesday; dedicated days for Canasta will be the 3rd Wednesday of the month. BINGO (Activity #131101) Tuesdays 8:30am The benefits of B-I-N-G-O. Yes, the benefits of B-I-N-G-O…promotes eye coordination, helps with cognitive skills, boosts brain health and memory skills, gives energy, introduces you to new friends all while having FUN! Join us on Tuesdays at 8:30am in Classroom D. Bring a friend and enjoy some great prizes to be given! SENIOR HEALTH CHECK–BLOOD PRESSURE AND BLOOD SUGAR (Activity #131109) Second Tuesday of each month 8:30am Free service provided by the Rowlett Fire Department. You can have your blood pressure and blood checked on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
The Senior Citizens of Rowlett (SCOR) are serving the seniors of the community by hosting a monthly pancake breakfast at the RCC. Join us every 3rd Friday of the month for some hot pancakes, fresh fruit, paired with either sausage or bacon. SCOR is an invaluable resource for seniors of the community. If you have any questions about available resources in the community bring your questions to the breakfast, or call 469-863-3179.
TEXAS HOLD ‘EM (Activity #131106) Wednesdays 11:00am
Watch your cards, make a good bet and win everyone else’s chips in Texas Hold ‘Em. Come play and learn the game of Texas Hold ‘Em. Be sure to wear your poker face.
BRIDGE (Activity #131100) Thursdays 10am
Join us for a Rowlett favorite and meet us for a friendly game of Bridge. Join our veteran Bridge players and get welcomed into one of the most friendly communities at the RCC. Don’t forget to bring your own lunch! For more information call Ann Etheredge, 972-412-0588.
The Senior Coordinator at 972-412-6265 or email firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, contact
TRIVIA TUESDAYS (Activity #110320) Tuesdays 10:30am Fee: $3
Test your knowledge on a variety of topics against other seniors to win fabulous prizes! Participants vote on the themed trivia day that will happen every 4th Tuesday. Prizes given to seniors who score the most points for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. There will be no ties, tie breaker questions will be asked to settle ties. UNITED HEARTS IN ACTION WITH MAYDA (Activity #310320) First Tuesday 11am The Rowlett Community Centre is pleased to announce we are now a meeting site for the women’s cancer survivor support group United Hearts in Action. The group will meet once every month to discuss real impacts of cancer. Led by Mayda Reynolds, contact her at email@example.com
CHAIR VOLLEYBALL (Activity #131004) Thursdays 10:30am Classroom B Chair volleyball is a physical activity that provides a fun way to be active; it is more fun than you can possibly stand! Because players are required to remain seated. Chair volleyball allows those with physical limitations to participate on a level playing field with those who may be more active. Regular participation in this activity can increase flexibility and stamina. ARTISTS ROUND TEXAS (Activity #110701) Thursday, Feb 21 and 28 Beginner class: 10-12:00pm Fee: $15 Artists demonstrate different media including photography and pottery. For more information, please check us out on Facebook, or go to www.artistsroundtx.org.
THE WRITING SALON (Activity #131014) Second Tuesday 11:30am
Join Ms. Chelle as she guides you through your way to writing. Unlock the creative genius that you always knew you had. This creative writing class meets once a month, and you may have some homework. BIRTHDAY SOCIAL LUNCHEON (Activity #131108) First Wednesday 11:30am Come join us to celebrate your birthday and anniversaries every month with free food and drinks! Pre-registration required. GRANT FUNDED COUNSELING PROGRAMS FOR ROWLETT SENIOR CITIZENS Counseling programs are now available for Rowlett Citizens and/or their caregivers age 55 and over to help with a variety of mental wellness topics. The Senior Citizens of Rowlett ( SCOR) and Counseling institute of Texas have partnered to make mental wellness more readily available to the community. Please call 972-271-4300 for details or to schedule an appointment.
BUNCO (Activity #130306) Third Wednesday 12:30pm
Join our Bunco group every 3rd Wednesday for Games, food, and fun! The group meets for lunch prior to playing bunco at the community centre. The bunco group also provides snacks and refreshments for those just coming to the centre to play bunco. Contact Sue R. for playing at Suerab@tx.rr.com
POTLUCK LUNCH SOCIAL (Activity #131105) Second Thursday 11:30am Join us for a monthly Potluck social at the Rowlett Community Centre! Sponsored by our local community partners, join us for a great time with friends. Each month there will be a different entrée. Don’t forget your dish to share! Pre-registration is required.
ROWLETT PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB (Activity #105511) Third Thursday 7pm Join us monthly for our newly formed Rowlett Photography Club. Our members are amateur and professional, beginner and seasoned pros and each enjoy sharing their knowledge and know-how with other members and guests. No membership dues, all visitors welcome! Come share the hobby of photography and pick up a few tips along the way. Contact Chris Reynolds for questions at: 214-587-2765 or at Chris.firstname.lastname@example.org ARTISTS AROUND TEXAS (Activity #110701) First Monday 2pm Rowlett Community Centre 5300 Main Street Artists demonstrate different media including photography and pottery. For more information, please check us out on Facebook, or go to www.artistsroundtx.org.
TECH TALK 101 (Activity #110800) Fourth Friday
1:30pm Fee: $3
Do you ever struggle with smartphones, email accounts , or any other modern tech? Bring all your questions, computers or devices to our brand new TECH TALK 101 program. We will answer any questions you might have and we will do our best to make these modern conveniences a little more convenient for you.
OUT TO LUNCH BUNCH Fourth Tuesday 11:30am
YOU CAN OIL PAINT A MASTERPIECE (Activity #110333) Third Tuesday 1pm Fee: $40 Rowlett Community Centre 5300 Main Street
Meet with local seniors at a variety of local restaurants. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and visit with long-time friends, while experiencing the taste and social scene around the community of Rowlett.
Even if you’ve never held a paint brush or can’t draw a straight line, you will be amazed at the beautiful oil painting you can create in one inspiring lesson. Beginners learn basics of color mixing, brushstrokes and perspective while completing a landscape, seascape or still life in this fun and easy class taught by award-winning instructor, Christen Garden. All supplies; canvas, paint, brushes, medium, easel, detailed lesson plan and instruction are provided. Your class fee includes instruction and all art supplies. Please wear old clothes. What to bring: paper towels.
LAKE RAY HUBBARD WOOD CARVERS (Activity #110555) Last Saturday 9am-2pm
The Wood carvers meet the Last Saturday of each month from 9am – 2 pm at the RCC. Tool kits and beginner projects are provided if you would like to try. All levels are welcome to attend! For more information, call Tom Noller at 972-442-7213 or you can email him at email@example.com.
*Fitness/dance classes require a punch card, $25 for 20 classes or $3 walk in. • • • SENIOR FITNESS CLASSES • • •
SENIOR FITNESS FUN (Activity #131011) Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am Aerobics Room
SENIOR STRETCH* SENIOR YOGA (Activity #131003) Monday and Friday 9:30am
Easy Hatha yoga to fit your individual needs. We focus on stretching and strengthening major muscle groups and joints, with breathing, balancing and flexibility training. Bring a yoga mat and come unwind the daily stress away.
An exercise program using standing and chair moves. We use stretchy bands, weights, and music to stretch and strengthen the major muscle groups and joints. We do have fun and lots of it!
DRUMBA FITNESS* (Activity #131110) Monday and Wednesday 8:00am
GET ENERGIZED WITH JILL (Activity #101010) Tuesday and Thursday 8:00am
Low impact standing aerobics combined with rhythm and movement used to strengthen all muscles and joints. We use yoga balls, drumsticks and simple dance moves to improve coordination and keep the whole body fit.
Low impact aerobic exercise that includes dance moves, toning, and stretching. The program is done to the latest music favorites and will get the heart pumping, and participants will enjoy fun while getting in shape.
SAIL (STAY ACTIVE IN LIFE) (Activity #131012) Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11:00am
WALKING CLUB Monday-Friday 8:15am
Come and walk with your friends and enjoy an easy way to get fit. Enjoy the nature and beauty of walking outside on the trail. Participants will chart their walking progress.
This program is designed to improve strength, balance, and fitness for seniors. We aim to teach healthy habits and how to safely stretch, bend, and use our muscles. All exercises are done to music and designed for all to have fun. PACE (PEOPLE WITH ARTHRITIS CAN EXERCISE) (Activity #131104) Wednesday 9:30am This program includes standing and chair exercises developed to keep joints flexible, muscles strong, and to help reduce pain and stiffness associated with arthritis. Stretchy bands are used to warm up. Specific exercises are used for hands and fingers, as well as the muscles and joints throughout the whole body.
WEIGHT ROOM 101 (Activity #110801) Fourth Wednesday 1pm Fee: $3
If you’ve wanted to start lifting weights but uncertain where to start, this is the class for you. We encourage seniors of any fitness level to take this guided instruction through our weight room. We will cover all the basics and answer any questions you might have about lifting weights or our weight room.
TAP DANCING* (Activity #121013) Monday 12pm
Learn basic tap dance steps that any tap enthusiast can do. Participants do not need tap shoes, but hard sole shoes are recommended. This program will provide participants rhythm, coordination, and mental fitness and fun!
SENIOR ADVISORY BOARD Will sponsor educational seminars at 1pm at the RCC. Be on the lookout for topics.
January 17 February 14 March 14 April 11
• • • SENIOR SPECIAL EVENTS • • •
EASTER CELEBRATION Wednesday, Apr 5
VALENTINE’S DAY SOCK HOP/PROM (Activity #110925) Tuesday, Feb 14
11:30am Fee: $10
11:30am Fee: $15
Come celebrate this lovely spring holiday with all your close RCC friends. Enjoy Easter Bunny cake, cute easter crafts, and other springtime surprises.
Have you ever wanted to turn back the clock and share a dance with your sweetie? Sign up now for the RCC Senior Sock hop! We will take song requests at the dance, provide refreshments, and much more. ST. PATTY’S DAY POT-O-GOLD POTLUCK Thursday, Mar 16 11:30am Fee: $5 Come one, come all, we are hosting a grand get together to celebrate the traditional Irish holiday. There will be games, food, and perhaps even a bit of gold.
• • • SENIOR TRIPS SPRING 2023 • • •
FT. WORTH STOCK SHOW AND RODEO (Activity #131110) Monday, Jan 23 8:00am-4pm Fee: $22 Rowlett Community Centre 5300 Main Street
CHOCTAW CASINO TRIP (Activity #330901) Wednesday, Feb 21 8:00am-4pm Fee: $20 Rowlett Community Centre 5300 Main Street
Come be a part of history and take part in one of the oldest stock shows in the country! The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is a Texas time honored tradition that dates back to the 1800s. Come and see why this stock show is one of the most beloved festivals and rodeos of the year!
Are ya Feelin’ lucky? Roll with the RCC high rollers and test your luck at the Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant, Oklahoma. With over 7,400 slot machines, over 100 non-smoking game tables, and luxury poker room, there are plenty of ways for you to take home some winnings. Reserve the trip now so you don’t miss your opportunity for the jackpot!
FT. WORTH BOTANIC GARDEN (Activity #110801) Tuesday, Apr 18 9:00am-4pm Fee: $25 Rowlett Community Centre 5300 Main Street
DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART: MOVEMENT THE LEGACY OF KINETICISM
(Activity #330901) Tuesday, Mar 22 10:30am-4pm Fee: $25 Rowlett Community Centre 5300 Main Street
Come welcome the spring season over in Fort Worth at their Botanical Garden. Walk through the oldest major botanical garden in Texas! See the gorgeous rose, cactus, and famous Japanese Gardens. And enjoy a café lunch at their Rock Springs Cafe.
The RCC Seniors will be exploring through the DMA’s newest Exhibit : Exploring the power of kineticism in art and featuring 80 works drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection, Movement: The Legacy of Kineticism showcases the work of artists from three historical eras that utilize optical effects or mechanical or manipulable parts to engage the viewer physically or perceptually.
Amenities CITY PARK
Cedar Bridge Park
Environmental Learning Center
Isaac Scruggs Park
Katy Railroad Park
Lakefront at Pecan Grove
Muddy Creek Park
Pecan Grove Park
R. Arnold Edwards Park
Scenic Point Park
Schrade Bluebonnet Park
Twin Star Park
Rowlett Park Locations Map
!( 4 4601 Centennial DR, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 5 7705 Garner RD, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 6 2600 Lawing LN, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 7 3101 Ca Roan DR, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 10 6301 Miller RD, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 11 5300 Main ST, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 13 8700 St Andrews LN, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 14 9501 Lakeview Pkwy, Rowlett, TX 75089 !( 16 5014 Williams Way, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 17 5501 Antioch DR, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 19 7200 Armstrong LN, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 20 3850 Main ST, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 21 5701 Kenwood DR, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 22 1610 Miller RD, Rowlett, TX 75088
!( 1 4001 Bermuda DR, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 2 6300 Port Aransas, Rowlett, TX 75089 !( 3 6301 Chiesa RD, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 8 8600 Dalrock RD, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 9 8000 Liberty Grove RD, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 12 5600 Azalea DR, Rowlett, TX 75089 !( 15 4701 Sunnybrook, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 18 6301 Alissa DR, Rowlett, TX 75088
ROWLETT COMMUNITY PARK
Lake Ray Hubbard
£ ¤ 190
MUDDY CREEK PARK
SCENIC POINT PARK
TWIN STAR PARK
R. ARNOLD EDWARDS PARK
DAN ROBERTS ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER
KENWOOD HEIGHTS PARK
KATY RAILROAD PARK
SCHRADE BLUEBONNET PARK
VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK
PECAN GROVE PARK
CEDAR BRIDGE PARK
ISAAC SCRUGGS PARK
Lake Ray Hubbard
Map Date: April 2018
Library Information Visit rowlett.com/library for more information about storytimes, ESL & GED classes, and programs for all ages. Rowlett Public Library Hours: STEAM KITS INCLUDE: Hand-selected learning tools and games that teach Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math skills. Each collection contains fun activities for learning independently or as a group! 3900 Main Street, #200 Rowlett, Texas 75088 972-412-6161 • firstname.lastname@example.org Website: rowlett.com/library Facebook: facebook.com/RowlettPublicLibrary Rowlett Public Library Monday-Thursday 9:30-8:30 Friday-Saturday 9:30-5:30
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