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7.31.2013

Save BIG on Music and Dance {Early Bird Online Registration}

Recreation Pass Holders save a total of 30% when you are registered for these MUSIC & DANCE courses during Early Bird Online Registration available NOW through Sunday, 8/4.

No Rec Pass? You can still save 15% on most fall courses during Early Bird Online Registration this week only!

Discounts applied to your shopping cart.

Make music magic at any age or skill level! Learn proper finger placement, strumming techniques, timing, chords, how to read standard music notation and how to play with other guitarists. Increase coordination, memory, confidence and performance ability with a
seasoned professional.
Wylie Recreation Center
Instructor: Hunter, Robert
Ages: 7 - 11 Yrs
3369  Th             9/5 -  9/26             4:30  - 5:15 PM        $80
3370  Th           10/3 -  10/24           4:30  - 5:15 PM        $80
3371  Th           11/7 -  12/5             4:30  - 5:15 PM        $80
Ages: 12 Yrs +
3373  Th             9/5 -  9/26             5:30  - 6:15 PM        $80
3374  Th           10/3 -  10/24           5:30  - 6:15 PM        $80
3375  Th           11/7 -  12/5             5:30  - 6:15 PM        $80

Boot scoot your way to fun and health! Learn basic steps and turns, and work up to more advanced moves. Energizing steps get your feet moving as you build confidence. All levels benefit from a self paced instruction that helps you dance like a pro.
Wylie Recreation Center
Ages: 16 Yrs +
Instructor: Kochan, Malgorzata
3204  M              9/9 -  9/30             8:30  - 9:30 PM        $44
3205  M            10/7 -  10/28           8:30  - 9:30 PM        $44
3206  M            11/4 -  11/25           8:30  - 9:30 PM        $44
3227  M            12/2 -  12/16           8:30  - 9:30 PM        $33

Considered by many to be the foundation for all types of dance, this instruction includes barre work, across the floor progressions, centre work and combinations. Curriculum focuses on the French terminology and appropriate classical music. All levels of dance
experience welcome.
Wylie Recreation Center
Instructor: Williams, Jamie
Attire requirements print on receipt.
Ages: 6 - 12 Yrs
3528  M              9/9 -  10/14              10  - 10:45 AM     $45
3529  M          10/21 -  11/25              10  - 10:45 AM     $45
Ages: 18 Yrs +
3526  M              9/9 -  10/14       11 AM  - 12 PM           $55
3527  M          10/21 -  11/25       11 AM  - 12 PM           $55

Learn to quick shuffle tap and basic ballet steps. Designed to spark and maintain young interest, this introduction lays the foundation for future dance instruction. Improve coordination, flexibility, and confidence. Gain grace and poise in this well rounded dance combination.
Wylie Recreation Center
Instructor: Smith, Natalie
Tap shoes required.
Ages: 3 - 4 Yrs
3355  Th             9/5 -  9/26             4:20  - 5:05 PM        $40
3356  Th           10/3 -  10/24           4:20  - 5:05 PM        $40
3357  Th           11/7 -  12/5             4:20  - 5:05 PM        $40
Ages: 5 - 10 Yrs
3359  Th             9/5 -  9/26             5:15  - 6 PM             $40
3360  Th           10/3 -  10/24           5:15  - 6 PM             $40
3361  Th           11/7 -  12/5             5:15  - 6 PM             $40

Get serious about learning ballroom dance! Learn a variety of steps and combinations at your own pace. Gain confidence, experience and new moves. Learn graceful partnering in a comfortable and friendly environment. Prepare to be a hit at the next wedding or party.
Wylie Recreation Center
Ages: 16 Yrs +
Instructor: Kochan, Malgorzata
Mambo
3208  M              9/9 -  9/30             7:30  - 8:30 PM        $44
Foxtrot
3209  M            10/7 -  10/28           7:30  - 8:30 PM        $44
Tango
3210  M            11/4 -  11/25           7:30  - 8:30 PM        $44
Bachata
3226  M            12/2 -  12/16           7:30  - 8:30 PM        $33

The hottest moves for any level! Learn the basics of rhythm using a variety of smooth, bouncy and hype moves set to energetic melodies. Express personal style, self awareness and assertiveness while improving motor skills, memory retention and making new friends.
Wylie Recreation Center
Ages: 6 - 10 Yrs
Instructor: Williams, Jamie
3364  Th             9/5 -  9/26             6:15  - 7 PM             $40
3365  Th           10/3 -  10/24           6:15  - 7 PM             $40
3366  Th           11/7 -  12/5             6:15  - 7 PM             $40

Click your heels and tap your toes in a fun and energizing social setting! Learn basic steps and choreographed routines set to the best in country music. Instruction incorporates moves from Country Cha Cha’s, Polka and Waltzes. Master the Boot Scootin’ Boogie, Texas Freeze and more.
Wylie Recreation Center
Ages: 18 Yrs +
Instructor: Crouse, Starr
3324  Sa           9/14                             7  - 8 PM             $11
3325  Sa           9/28                             7  - 8 PM             $11
3326  Sa         10/12                             7  - 8 PM             $11
3327  Sa         10/26                             7  - 8 PM             $11
3328  Sa           11/9                             7  - 8 PM             $11
3329  Sa         11/23                             7  - 8 PM             $11
3330  Sa         12/14                             7  - 8 PM             $11
3331  Sa         12/28                             7  - 8 PM             $11

Register in bulk ... Schedule conflict? No problem. You may receive full Activity Registration Fee refund for most multi-day Activities through the first meeting date, subject to the Activity Withdraw and Refund Policy. Please review full policy online WylieTexas.gov/Recreation prior to registration.

Please note: online registration transaction fees and supply fees cannot be refunded.



Katy Burton
Recreation Programmer
City of Wylie

Save 30% on Fall Tech-y Courses {Early Bird Online Registration}

Recreation Pass Holders save a total of 30% when you are registered for these TECH courses during Early Bird Online Registration available NOW through Sunday, 8/4.

No Rec Pass? You can still save 15% on most fall courses during Early Bird Online Registration this week only!

Discounts applied to your shopping cart.


Lights. Camera. Action! Learn what it takes to make your own short film. Make your movie a blockbuster success with various techniques in script writing, filming, acting and directing. Take home a personalized DVD of your finished project to share.
Wylie Recreation Center
Ages: 7 - 14 Yrs
Instructor: Sanchez Jr., Adrian
3395  W          10/30 -  11/20           4:15  - 6:15 PM        $100

Have you always wanted to create your own video game? Create charming characters like Mario and Luigi, save a princess, battle bad guys like Bowser and advance through levels that you design! Take your finished game home to share with friends and family.
Wylie Recreation Center
Ages: 7 - 14 Yrs
Instructor: Sanchez Jr., Adrian
Game Design I
Learn how to make a custom video game and play right on your Windows PC in a fun and educational environment. From designing levels and creating characters to programming movements and control, you learn the entire process start to finish.
3393  W              9/4 -  9/25             4:15  - 6:15 PM        $100
Game Design II
Prerequisite: Game Design I or instructor approval. Create complex environments, enemies and situations using Alterable Variables. Learn more about Level Design and Game Theory to add that professional polish to your game.
3394  W            10/2 -  10/23           4:15  - 6:15 PM        $100

Whether you are looking to create a personal website to share with grandparents and friends or improve on a school project, this hands on instruction helps you achieve your goals. Learn how to create and focus your ideal website to reach family and fans using leading industry software.
Wylie Recreation Center
Ages: 7 - 14 Yrs
Instructor: Sanchez Jr., Adrian
3396  W          11/27 -  12/18           4:15  - 6:15 PM        $100

Register in bulk ... Schedule conflict? No problem. You may receive full Activity Registration Fee refund for most multi-day Activities through the first meeting date, subject to the Activity Withdraw and Refund Policy. Please review full policy online WylieTexas.gov/Recreation prior to registration.

Please note: online registration transaction fees and supply fees cannot be refunded.

Katy Burton
Recreation Programmer
City of Wylie


7.29.2013

Early Bird Online Registration Starts TODAY! {Fall Winter 2013 Activities}



GET THE WORM!
It’s time for Early Bird Online Registration.
Be first in line and register now for fall and winter fun, like Cinematography, Guitar and Boot Camp AND save on registration!
  
Save 15% July 29 - August 4, 2013 on Fall / Winter 2013 Wylie Recreation Activities during Early Bird Online Registration. 
Recreation Pass Holders save an additional 15% on most activities.


Flip pages online, browse activities and register online.
Standard Registration online or in person begins Monday, August 5, 2013 at 9 am and runs until courses are full.

Some discount exceptions apply. Transaction fees applied to online registrations.

Recreation Manager
City of Wylie

7.26.2013

All About Learning Camps! {STEM Activities}


All About Learning presents STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) camps! Learn more about engineering using LEGO kits and make new friends in these 4-day camps!

8/5-8
Jr Vehicle Engineering
Vehicle Engineering

8/12-15
Jr Engineering 1
Elementary Engineering

8/19-22
Jr Engineering 2
Collision Cars

Register in-person at the Wylie Recreation Center or online. For more information call 972-516-6360 or email Recreation@WylieTexas.gov.

Katy Burton
Recreation Programmer
City of Wylie

7.25.2013

It's Free! It's at the Rec! It's Mad Science Family Lab Night! {Park and Rec Month}

MAD SCIENCE
FAMILY LAB NIGHT
BUBBLES, POTIONS AND SLIME, OH MY!
Enjoy this very popular crew’s take on science, performance and audience participation.
Wylie Recreation Center
FREE
Ages: 3 Yrs +
F    7/26  6 – 8 PM


Katy Burton
Recreation Programmer
City of Wylie

7.24.2013

Want to Peek? {Activity Menu Fall 2013}


How about a sneak peek at the new Activity Menu?

Early Bird Online Registration starts Monday, 7/29 at 9 am. Save 15% online through Sunday, 8/4.

Standard in person registration starts Monday, 8/5, 9 am in person and online.

Carmen Powlen
Recreation Manager
City of Wylie



Gym and Wall Schedules August 2013 {Wylie Recreation Center}

August Open Gym and Open Climb schedules are now available!

Steven Harben
Recreation Supervisor
City of Wylie

7.19.2013

Don't Be like Rob Register for Zombie Prom {Park and Rec Month}



Flash forward to Monday morning. Rob missed the Zombie Prom. Don't be like Rob. Register now!

Carmen Powlen
Recreation Manager
City of Wylie

TONIGHT! Look for THIS Guy {Park and Rec Month}


Look for this guy at Blacklight Climb, tonight at Wylie Recreation Center, 300 Country Club! Laser Tag 6 - 8 pm and climbing 9 - 11 pm. (Food Trucks will be here around 6:30 pm.) Recreation Pass is required. ‪#‎iheartwyilerec‬ ‪#‎parkrecluv‬‪#‎nrpa‬

Recreation Manager
City of Wylie

Donate Blood Downtown TODAY! {Park and Rec Month}


Want to help save a life, today? How about three? It’s National Park & Recreation Month and "Man vs. Wylie" week. Carter Blood Care is here to let you help out your fellow man at Bart Peddicord Community Center, 100 West Oak Street in downtown Wylie now until 3 pm, today. Everyone that donates receives a voucher for Blue Bell Ice Cream. Don’t forget to bring ID! ‪#‎parkrecluv‬ ‪#‎nrpa‬‪#‎iheartwylierec‬

Recreation Supervisor
City of Wylie

7.18.2013

Weekend Fun! {Park and Rec Month}

Friday Food Truck Frenzy - A little taste of Austin – the hottest trend in food right here in Wylie at Wylie Recreation Center, Friday, 7/26, 6:30 p.m. during Blacklight Climb.

Jousting Inflatable - Battle your friends in the awesome inflatable experience at Wylie Recreation Center, open to ages 7 years an older, Friday, 7/19, 1 – 9 p.m. A Recreation Pass is required.

Blacklight Climb on the Wall – At Wylie Recreation Center, open to ages 3 years and older, Friday, 7/19, 9 – 11 p.m. A Recreation Pass is required.

Laser Tag – At Wylie Recreation Center, open to ages 8 years and older, Friday, 7/19, 6 – 8 p.m. A Recreation Pass is required.

Blacklight 80s Zombie Prom – Admitting zombies, only. Bring money for concessions. Register by 7/17 at ActiveNet.Active.com/Wylie. Prom held at Wylie Recreation Center, open to ages 8 years and older, Saturday, 7/20, 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Pre-Prom Zombification Party – Face painting at Wylie Recreation Center, open to ages 8 years and older, Saturday, 7/20, 6 – 8 p.m.

Let the world know why you love Wylie Parks and Recreation. All month long, tag your pics with us!
#parkrecluv
#iheartwylierec

Recreation Manager
City of Wylie




7.17.2013

Laser Tag and Blacklight Climb this Friday {Park and Rec Month}




National Park and Recreation Month fun continues!

This Friday 7/19 - Laser Tag, Food Trucks and Blacklight Climb at Wylie Recreation Center.

Laser Tag starts at 6 pm and is going on until 8 pm. The food trucks are back at 6:30 pm. Then Blacklight Climb runs 9 pm - 11 pm. Don't miss it!

A Recreation Pass is required for Laser Tag and Blacklight Climb http://www.wylietexas.gov/recreation

The food trucks include My Cupcake Garden and Sweetie V's Food Truck.

Carmen Powlen
Recreation Manager
City of Wylie






7.16.2013

Be Brave Archery! {Park and Rec Month}

Be Brave Archery! - Learn to use a compound or recurve bow. Curriculum designed for a variety of skill and ability levels. Register at ActiveNet.Active.com/Wylie. Class held at Wylie Recreation Center, open to ages 50 years and older, Thursday, 7/18, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. -AND- ages 8 years and older, 10 – 11 a.m.


Let the world know why you love Wylie Parks and Recreation. All month long, tag your pics with us!
#parkrecluv
#iheartwylierec

Recreation Manager
City of Wylie




Race to the Top, Self Defense & Wilderness Cooking {Park and Rec Month}

Race to the Top - By popular demand this competition style inflatable is back at Wylie Recreation Center, open to ages 7 years and older, Wednesday, 7/17, 1 – 7 p.m. A Recreation Pass is required.

Self-Defense - Learn easy to recall techniques for a variety of ability levels! Register at ActiveNet.Active.com/Wylie. Class held at Wylie Recreation Center, open to ages 16 years and older, Wednesday, 7/17, 10 – 11 a.m.

Wilderness Cooking - Learn to prepare a variety of meals in the wild with safety in mind. Register at ActiveNet.Active.com/Wylie. Class held at Wylie Recreation Center, open to ages 12 years and older, Wednesday, 7/17, 5 – 6 p.m.


Let the world know why you love Wylie Parks and Recreation. All month long, tag your pics with us!
#parkrecluv
#iheartwylierec

Carmen Powlen
Recreation Manager
City of Wylie




7.15.2013

Tomorrow - Bug Out Bag Prep {Park and Rec Month}

Bug Out Bag Prep - Get it and go! Whether you find yourself in the aftermath of a tornado or zombie invasion, be prepared to head for the hills. Learn what must-haves every Bug Out Bag should have at Wylie Recreation Center, open to ages 13 years and older, Tuesday, 7/16, 5 – 6 p.m.

Let the world know why you love Wylie Parks and Recreation. All month long, tag your pics with us!
#parkrecluv
#iheartwylierec

Recreation Manager
City of Wylie




TODAY! Senior Self Defense, Zombie Cake Walk and Snow Cones {Park and Rec Month}

Freezer Mondays - FREE ALL MONTH LONG! Wylie Recreation Center is handing out snow cones every Monday, through July 22, 2 – 3 pm (or until we run out). Bart Peddicord Community Center is treating guests ages 55 years and older to fruit slushes at the same time.

Senior Self Defense - Learn easy to recall techniques for a variety of ability levels at Bart Peddicord Community Center, open to ages 55 years and older, Monday, 7/15, 10 – 11 a.m.

Zombie Cake Walk - Walk for cake, cookies and other treats! Dress up encouraged and applauded at Wylie Recreation Center, open to ages 2 – 10 years, Monday, 7/15, 11 – 11:45 a.m.


Let the world know why you love Wylie Parks and Recreation. All month long, tag your pics with us!
#parkrecluv
#iheartwylierec

Recreation Manager
City of Wylie




7.12.2013

Park and Rec Month {Man vs. Wylie 7/15 – 20}

National Park and Recreation Month is getting wild in Wylie!

Freezer Mondays - FREE ALL MONTH LONG! Wylie Recreation Center is handing out snow cones every Monday, through July 22, 2 – 3 pm (or until we run out). Bart Peddicord Community Center is treating guests ages 55 years and older to fruit slushes at the same time.

Theme Dress – On Saturday, 7/20 we are looking for zombie prom-goers. Tag your swag #parkrecluv and #iheartwylierec.

Friday Food Truck Frenzy - A little taste of Austin – the hottest trend in food right here in Wylie at Wylie Recreation Center, Friday, 7/26, 6:30 p.m. during Blacklight Climb.

Also this week –

Senior Self Defense - Learn easy to recall techniques for a variety of ability levels at Bart Peddicord Community Center, open to ages 55 years and older, Monday, 7/15, 10 – 11 a.m.

Zombie Cake Walk - Walk for cake, cookies and other treats! Dress up encouraged and applauded at Wylie Recreation Center, open to ages 2 – 10 years, Monday, 7/15, 11 – 11:45 a.m.

Bug Out Bag Prep - Get it and go! Whether you find yourself in the aftermath of a tornado or zombie invasion, be prepared to head for the hills. Learn what must-haves every Bug Out Bag should have at Wylie Recreation Center, open to ages 13 years and older, Tuesday, 7/16, 5 – 6 p.m. -AND- at Bart Peddicord Community Center, open to ages 55 years and older, Wednesday, 7/17, 10 – 11 a.m.

Race to the Top - By popular demand this competition style inflatable is back at Wylie Recreation Center, open to ages 7 years and older, Wednesday, 7/17, 1 – 7 p.m. A Recreation Pass is required.

Self-Defense - Learn easy to recall techniques for a variety of ability levels! Register at ActiveNet.Active.com/Wylie. Class held at Wylie Recreation Center, open to ages 16 years and older, Wednesday, 7/17, 10 – 11 a.m.

Wilderness Cooking - Learn to prepare a variety of meals in the wild with safety in mind. Register at ActiveNet.Active.com/Wylie. Class held at Wylie Recreation Center, open to ages 12 years and older, Wednesday, 7/17, 5 – 6 p.m.

Be Brave Archery! - Learn to use a compound or recurve bow. Curriculum designed for a variety of skill and ability levels. Register at ActiveNet.Active.com/Wylie. Class held at Wylie Recreation Center, open to ages 50 years and older, Thursday, 7/18, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. -AND- ages 8 years and older, 10 – 11 a.m.

First Aid in the Field - Learn how to tackle minor to medium impact injuries that occur away from the convenience of an urban setting. Register by 7/15. ActiveNet.Active.com/Wylie. Class held at Wylie Recreation Center, open to ages 10 years and older, Thursday, 7/18, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Jousting Inflatable - Battle your friends in the awesome inflatable experience at Wylie Recreation Center, open to ages 7 years an older, Friday, 7/19, 1 – 9 p.m. A Recreation Pass is required.

Blacklight Climb on the Wall – At Wylie Recreation Center, open to ages 3 years and older, Friday, 7/19, 9 – 11 p.m. A Recreation Pass is required.

Laser Tag – At Wylie Recreation Center, open to ages 8 years and older, Friday, 7/19, 6 – 8 p.m. A Recreation Pass is required.

Blacklight 80s Zombie Prom – Admitting zombies, only. Bring money for concessions. Register by 7/17 at ActiveNet.Active.com/Wylie. Prom held at Wylie Recreation Center, open to ages 8 years and older, Saturday, 7/20, 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Pre-Prom Zombification Party – Face painting at Wylie Recreation Center, open to ages 8 years and older, Saturday, 7/20, 6 – 8 p.m.

Let the world know why you love Wylie Parks and Recreation. All month long, tag your pics with us!
#parkrecluv
#iheartwylierec

Recreation Manager
City of Wylie





Blacklight Zombie Prom

A Little Sugar for Some Sugar {Park and Rec Month}



We are trading complete NRPA cards for candy at Wylie Recreation Center. Help us fill the walls with cards!

Carmen Powlen
Recreation Manager
City of Wylie

Don't Worry There's More Granola {Park and Rec Month}



If you missed the Granola Bar this morning, don't fret. We are setting up shop tonight at Lawnchair Theater at 8 pm and will serve until 9 pm (or until it is gone).

Carmen Powlen
Recreation Manager
City of Wylie

Tag your Hippie Swag Today! {Park and Rec Month}


Don't forget to tag you hippie swag, today! 
#iheartwylierec
#parkrecluv

Recreation Manager
City of Wylie

7.11.2013

A Teddy Bear Picnic {Park and Rec Month}




Thirty kiddos plus their best bear pals enjoyed a picnic, games and snacks this morning at Wylie Recreation Center.

Carmen Powlen
Recreation Manager
City of Wylie