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SUMMER 2015


 

NEWS

 

SUMMER '15 REGISTRATION, FOR JUN-AUG
PROGRAMS 


CATCH THE WORM! Summer 2015 Early Bird Online Registration (EBOR) starts 4/27/15, 9 am. Rec Pass Holders save 30% through 5/3/15.

STANDARD REGISTRATION in-person and online begins 5/4/15, open until spots fill. Rec Pass Holders save 15% during Standard Registration.

 


NEW REGISTRATION SITE Register for activities directly from your wishlist, mobile-friendly and more!


NEW and EXPANDED Rental Hours now available at Bart Peddicord Community Center! Now accepting weekday, daytime rentals. Great historic downtown Wylie location for meetings and parties.


OPEN GYM and OPEN CLIMB schedules now available!

 

 

 

 

Summer 2015 Activity Menu

Activity Menu Flip Book

Browse Activities & Register Online

Pick up a hardcopy at Wylie Recreation Center, Senior Recreation Center or Parks and Recreation Department Admin Office.


Learn about our awesome expert instructors.
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Register online anytime during Early Bird Online Registration and Standard Registration -OR- register in person during Standard Registration at Wylie Recreation Center or Senior Recreation Center.

 

WHEN IS REGISTRATION?
Currently accepting registration for courses starting now through August, 2015.



Summer 2015 Activity Registration for courses that have a start date between June and August will be accepted online beginning Monday, April 27 during Early Bird Online Registration. Rec Pass Holders save 30% during Early Bird Online Registration. Standard Registration in-person and online begins the following Monday, May 4.
 Rec Pass Holders save 15% during Standard Registration. 

Fall / Winter 2015 Activity Registration for courses that have a start date between September and December are available for registration Monday, July 27 through Sunday, August 2 during Early Bird Online Registration. Rec Pass Holders save 30% during Early Bird Online Registration. Standard Registration in-person and online begins the following Monday, August 3. Rec Pass Holders save 15% during Standard Registration.

Winter / Spring 2016 Activity Registration for courses that have a start date between January and May are available for registration Monday, November 30 through Sunday, December 6 during Early Bird Online Registration. Rec Pass Holders save 30% during Early Bird Online Registration. Standard Registration in-person and online begins the following Monday, December 7. Rec Pass Holders save 15% during Standard Registration.  


Some Activities may require special registration procedures including dates. Payment in full and a City of Wylie waiver is required prior to participation.


Instructor Bios | Childcare | Activity Interest Survey | Withdraw and Refund Policy

SUMMER 2015 ACTIVITIES

 

EB = Eligible for Early Bird Online Registration
RP = Eligible for Rec Pass Holder Discount



Special Events


Ballroom Bash!

EB RP

Looking for a party to show off your ballroom skills? Here’s the party for you! Make new friends, express yourself, and have a blast in this relaxed yet lively setting for singles and couples. Receive American Swing instruction followed by an open dance that includes Tango, Waltz, and more. Refreshments provided. All levels of experience welcome. Dress to impress!

Ages: 16 Yrs +

   

Dinner Double Feature

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show! Watch a double feature on the big screen. Movie selections include favorite flicks from the past and present day remakes. Dinner and dessert served throughout the show for a hassle-free meal and movie going experience.

Ages: 55 Yrs +

  

Coffee Talk

NEW!

Talk over your recreation ideas, wants, and needs with peers. Lending your voice created programs like YANA (You are Not Alone), Gold Card events, and new trips. Gain inside information on upcoming events and influence programming. Share ideas, brainstorm, and ask questions. You provide the input, and we provide the snacks.

Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

 Celebration Luncheon

Happy birthday to you, and you, and you! Give and get celebratory wishes during this long-standing Wylie tradition. Fill your belly with a hot, hearty, and free meal with friends, and take home the latest program information. Eat, talk, laugh, and stick around for an afternoon of games and door prizes. Register by Monday prior to event.

Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

 Pancake Breakfast

Flapjacks, sausage, and syrup! Fill your plate with hot, fresh, and delicious pancakes and more provided in part by Garnet Hill Rehabilitation and Skilled Care. Stick around for daily games and activities. Register by Monday prior to event.

Ages: 55 Yrs +

 


Camps

 
Urban Adventures

EB

Make this an exciting summer of busy exploration! Stay active, make new friends, and create memories worth bragging about this fall. Armed with your favorite pair of athletic shoes and a sense of adventure, take off for a variety of experiences supervised by Wylie Rec staff. Light refreshments provided. Bring a sack lunch. Space is very limited. Questions? Please contact Brittany, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-516-6360.

Ages: 7 - 12 Yrs

 

Splash Dash

EB

Aquatic fun is closer than you think! Beat the heat, splash into local pools with your friends, and get the sillies out. Stay active and energized throughout the summer. Enjoy a Wylie Rec staff supervised pool trip. Bring your swimsuit, sack lunch, towel, and sunscreen. Transportation, light snacks, and refreshments provided. Register early. Space is very limited. Questions? Please contact Brittany, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or call 972-516-6360.

Ages: 7 - 12 Yrs

 

 Anime Cartoon Workshop

EB RP

Explore the visual language of Anime while learning to draw. Create original Anime characters. Use a variety of facial expressions, action, and movement to illustrate your scenes. On the final day, use what you learned to draw a large comic book style scene.

Ages: 6 - 12 Yrs

  

Adventures in Art  

EB RP NEW!

Complete eight works of art in only four days! Discover different techniques and five different mediums. Learn how to use oil paint on canvas, acrylic paint on canvas, watercolor paint on watercolor paper, oil pastels, and charcoal. Learn fine art techniques such as building a painting, color theory, perspective, timesaving brush strokes, and more. $60 supply fee payable to instructor at first class.

Ages: 5 - 13 Yrs

  

Fashion Designer

EB RP

Graduate from playing dress up to designing! Fashion communicates identity, self-expression, beliefs, and culture. Gain introductory skills, jump-start design interest, and expand communication through team challenges. Learn sketching and color coordination techniques, and learn how to mix textures and patterns. Bring designs to life with patterned papers, ribbons, and more.

Ages: 8 - 12 Yrs

  

Sewing

EB RP

From replacing buttons to creating pillowcases, sewing is a valuable and creative life skill. Discover new talents that enrich your everyday life. Develop patience, exercise practical application of math, fine tune motor skills, and develop reading comprehension while learning to use your sewing machine. $35 supply fee payable to instructor at first class. Bring sewing machine.

Ages: 8 - 12 Yrs

  

Princess Dance Camp

EB RP

Let your little Princess shine! Learn ballet technique, etiquette, creative movement, and play games. Make a new royal craft and read a different fairy tale each day. At the end of the week, put on a short “performance” of a dance we learned that week! Parents invited to attend performance.

Ages: 3 - 5 Yrs

  

Drill Team & Hip Hop Dance

EB RP

Impress your friends with your new dance moves! Prepare for dance team or dance just for fun. These easy to follow moves encourage motivation, confidence, friendship, and being a positive role model. Learn a variety of hot mainstream hip hop dance moves combined with traditional drill team choreography.

Ages: 6 - 12 Yrs

  

Total Cheerleading!

EB RP

Go. Fight. Win! All athletes prepare physically and mentally with fundamental training. Gain confidence, balance, and strength. Learn chants and cheers, proper hand and body movements, and jumping techniques. Focus on fun while learning about leadership, self-motivation, and cheer safety.

Ages: 6 - 12 Yrs

  

Glitz & Glam Girls

EB RP

Celebrate and enhance your natural beauty. Feel fabulous and glow inside and out. Receive advice on skincare, make-up, and wardrobe styles from local professionals. Includes t-shirt, information binder, mini-manicure set, crafts, certificate of completion, a Fashion Extravaganza, and daily snacks and drinks. $25 supply fee payable to instructor at first class.

Ages: 7 - 10 Yrs

 

Manners Bootcamp

EB RP

Do you have good sportsmanship and a positive attitude? Gain social confidence and prepare for positive opportunities. Learn table etiquette, grooming skills, and courteous game play. Includes daily snacks, binder of information, manicure kit, t-shirt, certificate of completion, and graduation party. $25 supply fee payable to instructor at first class.

Ages: 7 - 12 Yrs

 

Movie Magic

EB RP

Lights. Camera. Action! Reinforce language, art, math, science, and technological competence. Gain valuable tips, pro tricks, and interpersonal skills while making a short film. Develop script writing, filming, acting, and directing techniques. Take home a personalized DVD of your finished project at the end of the week.

Ages: 8 - 15 Yrs

  

Young Filmmakers

 EB RP NEW!

 Be the next big thing in movies! Gain confidence and become comfortable speaking in front of a group. Learn timing while enhancing sense of responsibility, and gain leadership skills. Develop a story line and script, then shoot, and act in your own short movie or commercial.

 Ages: 6 - 12 Yrs

  

Game Design

EB RP

 Always wanted to create a video game? Breathe life into your virtual characters. Share your interactive story and gain the technical confidence needed to create characters like Mario and Luigi, save a princess, battle bad guys like Bowser, and advance through levels. Take home your finished Windows PC game.

 Ages: 8 - 15 Yrs

  

Game Producer

 EB RP

 Create a video game and commercial in just one week! Learn how to produce a video game on your Windows PC. Design levels, make characters, program movements, and more. Then make a TV commercial that sells your game. Discover the filmmaking process, including writing, filming, acting, and directing. Bring a flash drive.

 Ages: 6 - 9 Yrs

  

Adventure Zone

 EB RP NEW!

 Eliminate academic summer regression with creative learning fun! Develop self-esteem, confidence, and motivation to move forward. Explore dinosaurs, prehistoric volcanoes, animals, food, transportation, and our solar system. Endless obstacle courses await you as you discover the world of math and physical science.

 Ages: 5 - 7 Yrs

  

Forensics Lab a la CSI

 EB RP

 Step aside, Sherlock. We have this covered! Take part in CSI style forensics in this hands-on look at crime scenes. Identify and collect evidence from fingerprints to trash. Recreate the crime scene using clues and observations. Use science to connect the dots and help sniff out the suspects.

 Ages: 6 - 10 Yrs

  

Bubbles, Smoke, & Explosions!

 EB RP

 Connect with science and prepare to be amazed! Uncover the mysteries of nature through investigation and observation. See lightning first hand, make a comet, create a crystal garden, synthesize slime, and watch smoke bellow from a NASA style rocket built by you.

 Ages: 6 - 10 Yrs

 

Medieval Defense

 EB RP NEW!

 Don your armor and draw your sword! Build and defend your castle by engineering cannons and catapults. Design infrastructure for your lands and take part in jousting games. Beat other teams and be crowned rulers of the land. $30 supply fee payable to instructor at first class.

 Ages: 6 - 12 Yrs

  

Power Planet

 EB RP NEW!

 Design unique ways to harness energy to power the planet! Build hydro-turbines, windmills, boats, and more! Compete in a challenge to add a power-up light. Prepare for a shock in this energetic and engaging experience! Create amazing projects to take home. $30 supply fee payable to instructor at first class.

 Ages: 6 - 12 Yrs

  

Rocket Ride to Space

 EB RP

 3, 2, 1...Blast off! Indulge your curiosity for space travel and aerodynamics. Build focus, improve critical thinking skills, and enhance your ability to follow steps. Explore the difference in various propulsion systems. Learn how to launch and recover your craft. Take home rockets, planes, and other projects each day.

 Ages: 6 - 10 Yrs

  

Go Go Gadget

 EB RP NEW!

 How do the gadgets and technology in your daily life really work? Develop problem-solving strategies and enhance critical thinking and communication skills while analyzing technological designs. Utilize a variety of materials and mediums to build a small generator, basic circuits, electromagnets, telegraphs, and other simple gadgets.

 Ages: 6 - 12 Yrs

  

STEM Genius

 EB RP NEW!

 Let curiosity be your new best friend and surpass your class when you return to school! Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) build confidence by teaming you up with fellow campers to strengthen your understanding through hands-on experiments. Investigate patterns and structures to problem-solve your way to success.

 Ages: 6 - 10 Yrs

  

Pirate Academy

 EB RP NEW!

 Ahoy, mateys and sea scoundrels! Sail the ocean blue searching for riches! Develop critical thinking and planning skills while making new friends. Design your own boat and devise ways to dive deep into the ocean to retrieve buried treasure. $30 supply fee payable to instructor at first class.

 Ages: 6 - 12 Yrs

  

Spy Academy

 EB RP NEW!

 Your new agent name? Bond. James Bond. Problem solving sets a path for success. Develop endurance, critical thinking skills, and an appreciation for details. Explore secret communications, detective crime science, inner workings of our cells, and cool chemistry. Discover remarkable crime science used to solve mysteries.

 Ages: 6 - 10 Yrs

  

Ingenious Inventions

 EB RP NEW!

 Thomas Edison said invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration. Prepare yourself for 100% fun! With a little ingenuity, learn to overcome challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors, and most importantly, your mind.

 Ages: 6 - 10 Yrs

  

Crazy Science

 EB RP NEW!

 Grab your white coat and goggles! Observe, plan, overcome obstacles, and develop hypotheses while participating in hands-on science experiments and activities! Perform DNA extractions. Observe Newton’s Laws of Motion and Archimedes’ Principle. Explore genetics and forensics, and examine the impact of environmental issues on our world.

 Ages: 6 - 12 Yrs

  

Engineering How Amusing

 EB RP

 Thrills and spills! Develop problem solving, creative thinking, and teamwork skills needed for the rapidly changing world of design technology. Divide into theme park teams and challenge your peers in engineering related contests. Explore how marine, mechanical, and chemical engineering impact theme park rides like roller coasters. $30 supply fee payable to instructor at first class.

 Ages: 6 - 12 Yrs

  

Wings, Wheels, & Sails

 EB RP NEW!

 Love to travel? Design and build your own modes of transportation. Travel to a new country every day using boats, blimps, bridges, and even shuttles into space. End the week with a passport full of culture and memories from the places you visited. $30 supply fee payable to instructor at first class.

 Ages: 6 - 12 Yrs

  

Eco Heroes

 EB RP NEW!

 Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It is Heroes Week! Join a league of heroes and design tools like slick solutions, create one-of-a-kind packaging, and participate in a soda ring challenge to save the world. Only one group ends the week as the ultimate league of super heroes! $30 supply fee payable to instructor at first class.

 Ages: 6 - 12 Yrs

  

Friday FUNshops

 EB RP

 Fast-paced fun and variety close to home! Plunge into exciting brain teasing activities while gaining knowledge, new skills, and friendship. Choose mini workshops that introduce science, music, art, math, and more. Experiment with a variety of tools and learn how to apply your new skills to everyday life.

 Ages: 6 - 12 Yrs

  

Momentum Madness Engineering

 EB RP

 Fasten your seat belt. The race has begun! Design and construct vehicles that maintain safe racing conditions, and achieve maximum speed. Explore electrical, mechanical, and aerospace engineering. Work with the Pit Crew to design and build bottle rockets, racecars, and hovering levitrons. $30 supply fee payable to instructor at first class.

 Ages: 6 - 12 Yrs

  

Wacky World of Engineering

 EB RP NEW!

 Einstein is known for his genius, but he was also very clever. Combine your intellect with your wit, and develop real world spatial visualization skills. Calculate volume and surface area, and build wacky structures from everyday items! Instruction includes one-on-one and team challenges designed to reinforce each lesson.

 Ages: 6 - 12 Yrs

  

Robot Mania

 EB RP

 Chunks of metal and bits of chips. Gain creative thinking skills and an understanding of real-life technology applications. Study and interact with sound sensing, line tracking, amphibious, and even soccer playing robots. Take your robot home at the end of the week. $25 supply fee payable to instructor at first class.

 Ages: 6 - 10 Yrs

  

Engineering Olympiad

EB RP

 Become an Engineering Olympian! Explore the fields of aerospace, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering. Separate into countries and compete in various tests of mental and creative strength. Earn medals in coasters 101, levitrons, zip sails, and bottle rocket launchers. $30 supply fee payable to instructor at first class.

Ages: 7 - 12 Yrs

  

Earth: The Amazing Planet

EB RP

 Save the world in one week! Understand the importance of taking care of our planet and appreciating nature around us through exciting activities and interactive discussions. Make recycled paper, investigate animals, create a cast of an animal footprint, and experiment with easy and accessible pollution solutions in your own home.

 Ages: 7 - 11 Yrs

  

Kelvin’s Kitchen

EB RP NEW!

 Create unique ways to harness and deploy energy to power the planet! Build hydro-turbines, windmills, boats, and more. Each day, compete in challenges to add a power-up light. Get ready for a shock in this energetic and engaging experience. $30 supply fee payable to instructor at first class.

 Ages: 7 - 12 Yrs

  

Robotics

 EB RP

 Build a robot this summer break! Enhance teamwork, creative thinking, and problem solving skills. Design a Robotic Cobra or Moon Rover using the latest EV3 kits. Program and bring the robot to life! Video featuring the build and result available at the end of camp.

Ages: 7 - 12 Yrs

  

LEGO Robotics Rescue

 EB RP

 Combine LEGOs, laptops, and rescue in this one-of-a-kind experience. Enhance critical thinking and creative skills while gaining patience and working as a team. Test, build, and program LEGO Mindstorm robots on laptops while exploring ways robots respond in disaster situations, search for survivors, and rebuild a bridge. $15 supply fee payable to instructor at first class.

 Ages: 10 - 14 Yrs

  

Jr LEGO Robotics

EB RP

 Bring your LEGOs to life! Enhance critical thinking, creative, and team building skills. Discover concepts of robotics and the engineering design process in a real world setting. Construct and program WeDO robots using laptops. Build various wild animals, amazing mechanisms, and soccer-themed gadgets.  $15 supply fee payable to instructor at first class.

 Ages: 5 - 9 Yrs

  

LEGO Designer

 EB RP NEW!

 Exercise your LEGO skills in ways you never have before! Let this unique collection of LEGO kits captivate your interest. Develop your amazing ideas and overcome obstacles. Individual and team projects provide opportunities to expand your creativity and enhance social skills.

 Ages: 4 - 7 Yrs

  

LEGO Mania

EB RP

 Dive headfirst into a world of LEGOs! Develop skills in the areas of personal creativity, following instructions, hand-eye coordination, problem solving, and critical thinking. Enjoy over 15 new games, projects, and activities not found in stores. Construct dinosaurs, rockets, castles, airplanes, forts, cars, and much more.

 Ages: 4 - 7 Yrs

  

LEGO Expert

 EB RP NEW!

 Think you have done it all with LEGOs? Let LEGO experts teach you even more! A guaranteed brain-bender, these LEGO projects incorporate physical science, math, and engineering skills. Give your creation the most torque and battle in the robotic tournaments. Race against the clock, and challenge other teams to be the best LEGO builder around!

 Ages: 8 - 12 Yrs

  

LEGO Logo

 EB RP

 Combine learning and creativity with these exclusive LEGO kits! Expand your knowledge of math, science, and technology. Learn to work with others in an exploratory, hands-on, cooperative setting. Using special LEGO Logo kits, build robots, racecars, four-by-four trucks, cranes, pulleys, levers, and more!

Ages: 8 - 12 Yrs

  

Parkour

EB RP NEW!

 You have heard about it. Now see what it is all about. Travel farther, faster, and easier than you ever have before! Increase overall fitness with strength and conditioning exercises. Minimize potential for injuries. Learn to assess your environment then move by vaulting, balancing, and landing safely.

 Ages: 8 - 13 Yrs

  

Total Dodgeball & Agility

 EB RP NEW!

 This exhilarating sport combo takes fun and hard work to another level! Young athletes improve agility, explosiveness, lateral movements, and speed all while playing over 14 different types of dodgeball and speed games! Gain fundamental sport physicality and support core teamwork principles.

 Ages: 6 - 12 Yrs

  

Flag Football & QB Skills

 EB RP NEW!

 Down. Set. HUT! Acquire standard football rules, throwing technique, drop-steps, field vision, formations, and other skills while participating in team competitions and games. Camp time focuses on leadership, inner-confidence, attitude, speed, power, explosiveness, nutrition, exercise, and hard work.

 Ages: 6 - 12 Yrs

 

Extreme Golf Games & Skills

EB RP

 Grip it and rip it. Develop fundamental skills that build confidence, discipline, and self-motivation on the green. Play exciting games like Bullseye, Around the World, and Crazy Terrain while interacting with other novice golfers. Gain valuable knowledge of proper field etiquette and good sportsmanship. Outside activities, weather permitting.

 Ages: 6 - 12 Yrs

 

Explorer Course & Survival Games

 EB RP

 Become the next survivor and take your imagination across the globe! Learn to overcome extreme weather, challenging terrain, wild animals, and unique scenarios to survive in the wilderness. Develop the skills to live safely, track wildlife, identify plants, navigate varied terrain, and administer first aid. Outside activities, weather permitting.

 Ages: 6 - 12 Yrs

 

Volleyball Fanatic

 EB RP

 New to the game? Benefit from a basic curriculum that exposes you to the rules and fundamentals in small group and team settings. Improve hand-eye coordination, core strength, footwork, power, discipline, motivation, and nutrition. Learn to serve, pass, and play defense while building confidence in your game decisions.

 Ages: 6 - 12 Yrs

 

Total Sports & MVP Challenge

 EB RP NEW!

 The next all-around athlete is you! Develop sports skills and fitness while having fun! Learn to improve self-awareness, hand-eye coordination, endurance, proper nutrition and exercise, and the rules of sports. Cross-train using the MVP Workout Challenge, Zeus’ Obstacle Course, Dungeon Dodgeball, soccer, basketball, and other remarkable games.

 Ages: 6 - 12 Yrs

 

All Basketball

 EB RP

 Your first step towards a winning season! All levels benefit from this step-by-step instruction. Increase confidence, gain introductory knowledge, and thoroughly improve your skills. Learn from college level players and trainers how to shoot, pass, dribble, and rebound.

Ages: 6 - 12 Yrs

 

Army Games & Dodgeball

 EB RP

 Up for a little competition and a whole lot of fun? Rise to this teamwork challenge packed with physical and mental might. Feel a sense of team pride, gain sportsmanship skills, and enhance strategic thinking. New teams and games each day introduce variations of classics like dodgeball and Capture the Flag.

 Ages: 6 - 12 Yrs

  


The Arts

 

Baby Wearing Ballet

 EB RP NEW!

 Improve your health in a supportive social environment. Enjoy low-impact exercises that gently strengthen, tone, and stretch your body while bonding with baby. Warm up at the barre then practice basic ballet moves like pliés, relevés, and dégagés. Place baby in a front or back carrier, wrap, or close by in a car seat. All levels of experience welcome.

 Ages: 18 Yrs +

 

Ballet

 EB RP

 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.

 Ages: 3 - 5 Yrs, Ages: 5 - 10 Yrs, and Ages: 18 Yrs +

 

Senior Round Up Line Dance

 Learn to boot-scootin-boogie with friends. Line dancing improves balance, memory, and cardio stamina. Learn the basic steps of traditional line dances and country couple dance. All levels welcome.

 Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

Ballroom Dance

 EB RP

 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. Singles and couples welcome. Register per person.

 Ages: 12 Yrs +

  

Hip Hop

 EB RP

 The hottest moves for any level! Express personal style, self-awareness, and assertiveness while improving motor skills, memory retention, and making new friends. Learn the basics of rhythm using a variety of smooth, bouncy, and hype moves set to energetic melodies.

 Ages: 5 - 11 Yrs

 

Country & Western Dance

 EB RP

 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. Singles and couples welcome. Register per person.

 Ages: 16 Yrs +


Decoupage

 Master the art of decoupage. Transform any ordinary object into a custom design with simple steps and instant results. By combining paper, paint, and pictures, tailor almost any object to reflect your personality, or match your home décor.

 Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

Senior Craft Corner

 Get crafty! Create one-of-a-kind treasures to keep or share with your friends. Quick and easy projects include something for everyone. Learn a new skill or show off an old one in a friendly environment with fellow crafters.

 Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

Woodcarving

 Learn how to transform a plain block of wood into art. Unleash your imagination and creative potential as you unwind, relax, and make friends. Gain basic tips and learn proper use of tools, easy to follow techniques, and important safety guidelines. You provide the creativity and we provide the supplies.

 Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

Third Monday Book Bunch

 Social networking and a good book. No batteries required! Immerse yourself into a good story with friends. Discuss thrilling tales, mysterious manuscripts, and awe-inspiring adventures. Paperback books selected a month in advance by the group and based on group discussion and interest.

 Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

Simple Spanish

NEW!

 Study basic Spanish with friends! Learn correct pronunciation and meaning of everyday words used in the Spanish language. Instruction includes simple conversational Spanish with the group in an interactive classroom setting.

 Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

Game Producer

EB RP

 Create a video game and commercial! Learn how to produce a video game on your Windows PC. Design levels, make characters, program movements, and more. Then make a TV commercial that sells your game. Discover the filmmaking process, including writing, filming, acting, and directing. Bring a flash drive.

 Ages: 7 - 10 Yrs

 

Weebly Web Design

 EB RP

 Create beautiful, modern-day websites without writing a single line of code! Learn how to use Weebly and Pixlr and help bring your vision online. Create a blog, talk about your interests, and highlight a business or your talents! Learn how to edit your images and make your site shine.

 Ages: 7 - 16 Yrs

 


Sports Instruction

 Tennis

 EB

Learn the exciting game of tennis! This combination of fun and effort develops attention span, stamina, discipline, and confidence. Consistent instruction of basics and beyond builds a solid tennis foundation. Have loads of fun while improving strokes with this United States Tennis Association Quickstart curriculum.

 Ages: 5 - 6 Yrs, Ages: 7 - 8 Yrs, and Ages: 9 - 14 Yrs

 

Soccer Shots

EB RP

 A fun introductory soccer program for the kids! Build character, learn about teamwork and sharing, improve communication skills, and refine coordination. Learn basic skills through individual and group activities that familiarize participants with the game while preparing young bodies for an active childhood.

 Ages: 3 - 4 Yrs and Ages: 5 - 6 Yrs

 

Karate

 EB RP

 Learn the Ryubukai Okinawan art of self-defense that employs hand strikes and kicks with swift and calculated movements used to disable or subdue an opponent. Focus on the flow of movement, sparring, and weapons while attaining discipline, self-control, and physical fitness.

 Ages: 7 - 14 Yrs and Ages: 15 Yrs +

  


Health & Fitness


Zumba Advanced or Beginner

 EB RP

 Ditch the workout and join the party! This fusion of Latin and international music creates a dynamic, exciting and effective cardio session. The routines feature interval training techniques with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Lose yourself in energetic moves while shaping up.

 Ages: 13 Yrs +

 
Barre Fitness

 EB RP

 Get ready to burn fat, sculpt muscles, and have fun! Barre focuses on conditioning and toning the entire body. By blending classical ballet exercises, pilates, and traditional conditioning movements, Barre helps you to develop muscular endurance, dynamic balance, flexibility, posture, and core strength. No dance experience necessary.

 Ages: 13 Yrs +

 

Boot Camp

 EB RP

 Get into the best shape of your life while having a blast! This intense, result-oriented combination of interval cardio and total body sculpting exercises delivers the results you want at a high energy and accelerated pace. All fitness levels benefit from this exciting, challenging, and rewarding workout.

 Ages: 13 Yrs +

 

Indoor Cycling

EB RP

 You’ve heard of SPIN, now take your indoor cycling to the X-Treme! Thanks to the unique bike design, X-Biking Indoor Mountain Biking provides a full-body cycling workout that burns twice as many calories as a typical fitness cycling program. Get lean, build total body strength, and increase your cardiovascular endurance.

 Ages: 13 Yrs +

 

Kickboxing

EB RP

Kick, punch, and sweat your way to your fitness goals. Burn calories fast while you increase cardiovascular endurance, gain strengthen, and tone muscle. Develop coordination while learning boxing combinations such as jabs, hooks, uppercuts, and kicks in a positive and encouraging group setting.

Ages: 13 Yrs +

 

Yoga

EB RP

Beneficial for all fitness and experience levels, Yoga produces a feeling of well-being and body-awareness. Enjoy an energetic workout that uses a flowing series of postures to increase strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance. Learn how to coordinate breathing with movement to improve mental and physical health and release stress.

 Ages: 13 Yrs +

 

Group Exercise

Fit and fun low-impact exercise adapted to fit the needs of those with disabilities, poor balance, or have trouble standing on the floor to exercise. Instructor uses a variety of techniques such as resistance bands, arm weights, and chair exercise to keep you on your toes and feeling great!

 Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

Extreme Boot Camp

 EB RP

 Test your limits in the toughest workout program Wylie Recreation Center offers. Run, jump, lift, and sweat your way towards achieving the body you have longed for. This intense program utilizes metabolic fat burning exercises to help you push your body to a new level to create a new you!

 Ages: 13 Yrs +

 

Tai Chi

 EB RP

 Tai Chi Chuan, better known as Tai Chi, is an ancient Chinese martial art practiced as a superior health art and a form of moving meditation. Guided instruction leads you through focused, slow, and controlled movements that enhance balance, agility, flexibility, and strength while reducing stress and improving mental alertness.

 Ages: 18 Yrs +

 

Zumba Gold

NEW!

 Join the party and be a part of the Zumba craze! This aerobic fitness program with a Latin flare fits your needs. Learn the basic steps of samba, salsa, merengue, and mambo set to upbeat Latin rhythms. Move to the beat at a comfortable speed, or modify the intensity of your workout with the use of a chair.

 Ages: 55 Yrs +

   

Walk & Talk

 NEW!

 Walk your way to better health! Commit to group and personal goals to walk and talk 30 minutes three times a week. Let us help chart your walking progress. Enjoy the company, fresh air, and park setting.

 Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

Senior Wellness Series

 NEW!

 Stay informed on different health and safety topics that might be affecting you or a loved one. Group presentations on various topics include an informative session, resources for further study, as well as question and answer opportunities.

 Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

Lunch & Learn

 NEW!

 Lunch while you listen! Learn useful information regarding various health and safety topics related to your generation. Enjoy a complimentary meal in a group setting during each learning session.

 Ages: 55 Yrs +

  


Trips


Senior Chow Critics

 Everyone’s a critic! Hunt for the best burger, perfect pepperoni pizza, and excellent egg fooyung around while exploring local metro eateries both new and well established. This great social outing for fellow foodies and friends leaves you stuffed and satisfied! Bring money for lunch. Questions? Contact Wylie Senior Rec staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-442-8119.

 Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

The Reelers

 Calling all movie buffs! Meet with fellow movie lovers to enjoy cult classics and black and white favorites at the center, and travel with the group to visit some of the area’s finest boutique theaters and historic cinemas throughout the season. Questions? Contact Wylie Senior Rec staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-442-8119.

 Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

Fort Worth Water Gardens

 The Water Gardens located in downtown Fort Worth are an architectural and engineering marvel with a variety of water features to enjoy. This relaxing urban plaza features the aerating, the quiet, and the active pool. Visit a shady sanctuary, relax, and unwind. Bring money for lunch. Questions? Contact Wylie Senior Rec staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-442-8119.

 Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

Granbury Day Trip

 Travel to Granbury’s historic district for a day of museum hopping and sightseeing. Attractions include visits to Yeats-Duke Working Museum and the Yeats log cabin from 1858. Look inside the famous Opera House, enjoy lunch on Lake Granbury’s floating dock restaurant, and tour the Granbury Doll House Museum. Bring money for lunch. Questions? Contact Wylie Senior Rec staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-442-8119.

 Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

Texas Theatre Tour

 The historic Texas Theatre, a treasure of Oak Cliff since its opening in 1931 houses a rich history of owners and significant events in American history. Tour the theatre and learn about the early history and events leading up to the infamous arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald from inside the theatre. Bring money for lunch. Questions? Contact Wylie Senior Rec staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-442-8119.

 Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

Art Center of Plano

 The Art Center of Plano currently resides inside the Olney Davis house. Locally known as the House on the Hill, this two-story Victorian style home built in 1890 holds the latest exhibits from local community artists and teaches the history and architecture of the house. Bring money for lunch. Questions? Contact Wylie Senior Rec staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-442-8119.

 Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

Dallas Arts District Tour

 Take a guided trip in and around the Dallas Arts District’s venues. Acquire general knowledge and explore architectural features of the Winspear Opera House, Wyly Theatre, Strass Square, and Sammons Park as you tour each location. Enjoy the sprawling lawns, reflection pools, and the iconic red glass panels of the Opera House! Bring money for lunch. Questions? Contact Wylie Senior Rec staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-442-8119.

 Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

Rockwall Historical Museum

 Travel to the historical 1850 Manson-LaMoreaux-Hartman home in Rockwall County. View an expansive collection of furnishings, photographs, and artifacts from the county dating back to the 1840s. Roam the surrounding grounds and find an antique water-pump, windmill, and gazebo. Bring money for lunch. Questions? Contact Wylie Senior Rec staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-442-8119.

 Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

Winstar Casino

Hop on our bus and head up to Oklahoma’s largest casino for a gaming experience like no other! Winstar features the best in electronic games, table games, and bingo. Registration includes your player’s card and a free buffet breakfast throughout the morning. Bring money for extra food and games. Questions? Contact Wylie Senior Rec staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-442-8119.

 Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

Museum of Biblical Art

 Established in 1967, the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas is dedicated to displaying art with a Biblical theme and utilizing art to communicate tolerance and understanding. Eleven galleries exhibit European and American art, Jewish and Israeli art, rare Bibles, and Biblical Archaeology. Bring money for lunch. Questions? Contact Wylie Senior Rec staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-442-8119.

 Ages: 55 Yrs +

  

 

 WINTER/SPRING 2015 ACTIVITIES

EB = Eligible for Early Bird Online Registration
RP = Eligible for Rec Pass Holder Discount


Special Events

Celebration Luncheon
Happy birthday to you, and you and you! Give and get celebratory wishes during this long-standing Wylie tradition. Fill your belly with a hot, hearty and free meal with friends and take home the latest program information. Eat, talk, laugh and stick around for an afternoon of games and door prizes. Register by Monday prior to event.
Ages: 55 Yrs +


Dinner Double Feature
Sit back, relax and enjoy the show! Watch a double feature on the Senior Center’s big screen. Movie selections based on favorite flicks from the past and present day remakes. Dinner and dessert served throughout the show for a hassle-free meal and movie going experience.
Ages: 55 Yrs +


G.I. Jive Senior Prom
Join us for the 3rd annual Senior (Citizen) Prom. Dust off your dancing shoes and come ready to relive your favorite moments from high school prom or experience the prom you never got to enjoy. Live music, dancing, and hors d’oeuvres all set to the stars, stripes and swing of the USO era. Questions? Contact Wylie Senior Rec staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-442-8119.
Ages: 55 Yrs +


PreK Parties
EB
You are invited to four seasons of holiday celebration! Play a variety of themed games and create fun arts and crafts with your little ones. Enjoy interactive holiday tales and enjoy special yummy treats while making memories and new friends. Theme appropriate outfits encouraged! Preregistration and parent participation required. Register per child. Includes parent.
Ages: 2 - 5 Yrs


Summer Kick-Off Tea Dance
EB RP
Looking for a party to show off your ballroom skills? Make new friends, express yourself and have a blast in this relaxed yet lively setting for singles and couples. Receive dance instruction followed by open dance. Refreshments provided. No experience necessary. Dress to impress!
Ages: 16 Yrs +


The "Chew" Luncheon
“Chew” over your recreation ideas, wants and needs with peers. Lending your voice created programs like YANA (You are Not Alone), Gold Card events and new trips. Gain inside information on upcoming events and influence programming. Share ideas, brainstorm and ask questions. You provide the input, we provide the lunch.
Ages: 55 Yrs +
 



The Arts

ABCs & 123s
EB
A is for Alligator and F is for FUN! In a positive learning environment develop critical thinking, problem solving, and social skills. Develop fine motor skills and get creative with arts and crafts. Encourage a successful transition to kindergarten through a variety of games and purposeful play. No class 3/13.
Ages: 2 - 5 Yrs


Third Monday Book Bunch
Social networking and a good book. No batteries required! Immerse yourself into a good story with friends. Discuss thrilling tales, mysterious manuscripts and awe-inspiring adventures. Paperback books selected a month in advance by the group and based on group discussion and interest.
Ages: 55 Yrs +


Artful Oil Painting
EB RP
Amaze your family and friends with a beautiful oil painting on canvas created by you! Learn color mixing with an arranged palette, time-saving brushstrokes and step-by-step instruction from a professional artist. Stretch your creative legs while making new friends. Invaluable tips and supplies included.
Ages: 6 - 12 Yrs


Crafty Kids
EB
Explore kid crafts worthy of proud display on the refrigerator door! Learn how to follow instructions while making friends and thinking creatively. Enjoy fun and educational themed projects while working on hand and eye coordination through cutting, pasting, coloring and more! Parent participation required. Dress to mess! Registration includes child and parent.
Ages: 2 - 5 Yrs


Decoupage Class
Learn the basic techniques of decoupage: the art of gluing paper cutouts to transform an ordinary object into a custom design. By combining paper, paint and pictures almost any object can be tailored to reflect your personality or match your home décor.
Ages: 55 Yrs +


Senior Craft Corner
Get crafty! Create one of a kind treasures to keep or share with your friends. Quick and easy projects include something for everyone. Learn a new skill or show off an old one in a friendly environment with fellow crafters.
Ages: 55 Yrs +


Woodcarving
Learn how to transform a plain block of wood into art. Unleash your imagination and creative potential as you unwind, relax and make friends. Gain basic tips and learn proper use of tools, easy to follow techniques and important safety guidelines. You provide the creativity and we provide the supplies.
Ages: 55 Yrs +


Ballet
EB RP
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.
Ages: 3 - 5 Yrs
Ages: 5 - 10 Yrs
Ages: 18 Yrs +


Hip Hop
EB RP
The hottest moves for any level! Express personal style, self-awareness and assertiveness while improving motor skills, memory retention and making new friends. Learn the basics of rhythm using a variety of smooth, bouncy and hype moves set to energetic melodies.
Ages: 6 Yrs +


Ballroom Dance
EB RP
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.
Ages: 16 Yrs +


Country and Western Dancing
EB RP
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.
Ages: 16 Yrs +


Senior Round Up Line Dance
Learn to boot-scootin-boogie with friends. Line dancing improves balance, memory and cardio stamina. Learn the basic steps of traditional line dances and country couple dance. All levels welcome.
Ages: 55 Yrs +


Blogging Basics
EB RP
Learn to blog! Blogging can be a great way to share your story, express yourself and even make some money! Discuss everything you need to know to get started blogging, from technical details to social media to creating blog posts people want to read.
Ages: 16 Yrs +


Game Producer
EB RP
Learn how to produce a video game on your Windows PC. Design levels, make characters, program movements and more. Then make a TV commercial that sells your game. Discover the filmmaking process, including writing, filming, acting and directing. Bring a flash drive.
Ages: 7 - 10 Yrs



Sports Instruction

Karate
EB RP
Learn the Ryubukai Okinawan art of self-defense that employs hand strikes and kicks with swift and calculated movements used to disable or subdue an opponent. Focus on the flow of movement, sparring and weapons while attaining discipline, self-control and physical fitness in a family-oriented environment. No class 1/19 - 1/22, 2/16 - 2/19, 3/9 - 3/12 and 3/30 - 4/2.
Ages: 7 - 14 Yrs
Ages: 15 Yrs +

Soccer Shots
EB RP
A fun introductory soccer program for the kids! Build character, learn about teamwork and sharing, improve communication skills and refine coordination. Learn basic skills through individual and group activities that familiarize participants with the game while preparing young bodies for an active childhood.
Ages: 3 - 4 Yrs
Ages: 5 - 6 Yrs


Tennis
EB
Learn the exciting game of tennis! This combination of fun and effort develops attention span, stamina, discipline and confidence. Consistent instruction of basics and beyond builds a solid tennis foundation. Have loads of fun while improving strokes with this United States Tennis Association Quickstart curriculum.
Ages: 5 - 7 Yrs
Ages: 8 - 12 Yrs

 



Health & Fitness

Tai Chi
EB RP
Tai Chi Chuan, better known as Tai Chi, is an ancient Chinese martial art practiced as a superior health art and a form of moving meditation. Guided instruction leads you through focused, slow and controlled movements that enhance balance, agility, flexibility and strength while reducing stress and improving mental alertness.
Ages: 18 Yrs +


Cardio Ballroom
EB RP
Mambo, Tango and Merengue your way into getting fit! Gain musicality and balance with this unique combination of endurance and dance conditioning. Learn popular moves while developing coordination. No partner needed in this infectiously fun and easy calorie burning group exercise environment.
Ages: 18 Yrs +


Kickboxing
EB RP
Kick, punch and sweat your way to your fitness goals. Burn calories fast while you increase cardiovascular endurance, strengthen and tone muscle. Develop coordination while learning boxing combinations such as jabs, hooks, uppercuts and kicks in a positive and encouraging group setting.
Ages: 18 Yrs +


Barre Fitness
EB RP
Get ready to burn fat, sculpt muscles and have fun! Barre focuses on conditioning and toning the entire body. By blending classical ballet exercises, pilates and traditional conditioning movements, Barre helps you to develop muscular endurance, dynamic balance, flexibility, posture and core strength. No dance experience necessary.
Ages: 16 Yrs +


Chair Exercise
Fit and fun low-impact exercise adapted to fit the needs of those with disabilities, poor balance or trouble standing on the floor to exercise. Instructor uses a variety of tools such as resistance bands, arm weights and group exercise techniques to keep you on your toes and feeling great!
Ages: 55 Yrs +


Yoga
EB RP
Beneficial for all fitness and experience levels, Yoga produces a feeling of well-being and body-awareness. Enjoy an energetic workout that uses a flowing series of postures to increase strength, flexibility, endurance and balance. Learn how to coordinate breathing with movement to improve mental and physical health and release stress.
Ages: 13 Yrs +


Zumba
EB RP
Ditch the workout and join the party! This fusion of Latin and international music creates a dynamic, exciting and effective cardio session. The routines feature interval training techniques with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Lose yourself in energetic moves while shaping up.
Ages: 13 Yrs +


Creative Movement
EB
Parent and child benefit from this nurturing introduction to movement and dance. Musically inspired leaps, bobs, jumps and turns help to foster imagination while improving gross motor skills and body awareness. Enjoy sharing the joy of music and dance with your little one. Parent participation required. Registration includes child and parent. No class 3/13.
Ages: 2 - 5 Yrs

 



Trips

Dallas Blooms Arboretum
Charge your camera!  See a one-of-a-kind tulip show featuring over 500,000 blooming spring bulbs as well as an outstanding collection of daffodils, violas, poppies and more.  Experience one of the most spectacular floral displays in the world while enjoying the featured activities with friends or family. Questions? Please contact Katy, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov.
Ages: 3 Yrs +


Bishop Arts District Tour
Located in the heart of North Oak Cliff, The Bishop Arts District is home to over 60 Independent boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops, theatres and art galleries. Tour the Oak Cliff Cultural Center art gallery and exhibition space, eat lunch at the famous Lockhart BBQ and finish the day with coffee and pie from Emporium Pies.
Ages: 55 Yrs +


Founders Plaza @ DFW Airport
Calling all aviation enthusiasts! The observation area at Founders Plaza offers amazing views of many types of aircrafts as they take off and land. The plaza provides telescopes, historic information, a commemorative monument and a live radio broadcast of the air traffic control from the FAA tower.
Ages: 55 Yrs +


Harbor Lights Sunset Cruise
Harbor Lights Cruise resides at the Hilton Hotel in Rockwall, one of the most scenic locations on Lake Ray Hubbard. Relax on the deck and enjoy the stunning views, sparkling water, and colorful sunsets. Take a turn at steering the boat. Sailing and boating lessons are complimentary with every cruise!
Ages: 55 Yrs +


Texas Discovery Gardens
Texas Discovery Gardens is a year-round organically maintained urban oasis filled with natural wonders and daily butterfly release. Take a behind the scenes tour of the Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium and be transported to a tropical rainforest, complete with hundreds of free-flying butterflies.
Ages: 55 Yrs +


The King & I Musical
Music Hall at Fair Park presents “The King and I” the Musical. It’s 1862 in Siam when an English widow and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace, having been summoned by the King to serve as a tutor to his many children and wives. The tale of East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting account of enormous fascination.
Ages: 55 Yrs +


Senior Chow Critics
Everyone’s a critic! Hunt for the best burger, perfect pepperoni pizza and excellent egg fooyung around while exploring local metro eateries both new and well established. This great social outing for fellow foodies and friends leaves you stuffed and satisfied! Register per person. Bring money for food.
Ages: 55 Yrs +


The Reelers
Calling all movie buffs! Meet with fellow movie lovers to enjoy cult classics and black and white favorites at the center, and travel with the group to visit some of the area’s finest boutique theaters and historic cinemas throughout the season.
Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

 
 




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Questions? recreation@wylietexas.gov

 

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