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FALL / WINTER 2014


 

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Register NOW for FALL/WINTER '14 activities. Many activities fill quickly. Don't miss out!
 


WINTER / SPRING '15 REGISTRATION, FOR JAN - MAY PROGRAMS 

CATCH THE WORM! Winter / Spring 2015 Early Bird Online Registration (EBOR) starts 12/1/14, 9 am. Rec Pass Holders save 30% through 12/7/14.

STANDARD REGISTRATION in-person and online begins 12/8/14, 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!

 

 

 

 

Activity Menu FW14

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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 December, 2014


Summer 2014 Activity Registration for courses that have a start date between June and August are still being accepted online and in-person.

Fall / Winter 2014 Activity Registration for courses that have a start date between September and December are now available for registration in-person and online.

Winter / Spring 2015 Activity Registration for courses that have a start date between January and May are available for registration Monday, December 1 through Sunday, December 7 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 8. 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.


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FALL / WINTER 2014 ACTIVITIES

 

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


Special Events

 

 PreK Parties
EB
Leave the party planning to us! You are invited to four seasons of holiday celebration! Relax and enjoy this fun introduction to tradition. Make memories, socialize and promote an appreciation of social customs alongside your little one. Play games, make crafts, interact with holiday tales and enjoy tasty treats. Themed attire encouraged.
Ages: 2 - 5 Yrs

  

Ballroom Holiday 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 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 +


 

 

 Trips

ICE! At Gaylord Texan
The award-winning ICE! attraction starts with a team of 40 master ice artisans who spend well over a month creating this one of a kind display. Walk through more than 2 million pounds of ice sculptures from your favorite scenes of the Nutcracker and iconic NYC landmarks all synchronized to classic holiday scores. Register per person. Bring money for food. Questions? Contact Wylie Senior Rec staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-442-8119.
Ages: 55 Yrs +

Bath House - "A Christmas Carol"
"A Christmas Carol: The Radio Show" by David Alberts. It's Christmas Eve, 1947. Left on his own due to a winter storm radio station manager Bob Bennett forges ahead with the stations annual presentation of "A Christmas Carol." Complete with full sound effects, music and an attempt at playing all 22 characters. Register per person. Bring money for food. Questions? Contact Wylie Senior Rec staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-442-8119
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. Questions? Contact Wylie Senior Rec staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-442-8119.
Ages: 55 Yrs +


 

Camps

  

Artful Adventures
EB RP
Calling all young artists! Three mediums in only three days! Complete six individual pieces including two oils, two acrylics and two watercolors. Learn about brush techniques, color mixing and composition from a Robert Garden Certified instructor. $45 supply fee payable to instructor.
Ages: 6 - 13 Yrs


 

The Arts 

 

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

  

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 +

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. Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday and 3rd Saturday each month.
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 +

 

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 + 


 

Health & Fitness

 

 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 previous dance experience necessary.
Ages: 16 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 +

  

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 + 

  

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 +

 

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 + 

 

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've 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! Depending on weather, class may be held outside.
Ages: 13 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 +


 

Sports Instruction  

 

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. Questions? Contact Wylie Recreation Center staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-516-6360.
Ages: 5 - 7 Yrs
Ages: 8 - 12 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 in a family-oriented environment.
Ages: 7 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 +

 



Camps

Explorer Course & Survival Games
EB RP
Stimulate your creative instincts and take your imagination across the globe! Learn to overcome extreme weather, challenging terrain, wild animals and unique scenarios to survive in the wilderness! Learn how to survive safely, track wildlife, identify plants, navigate varied terrain and administer first aid.
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


Total Volleyball
EB RP
New to the game? Benefit from this 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

 



The Arts

Artful Adventures
EB RP
Calling all young artists! Complete eight individual pieces including oils, acrylics, oil pastels, watercolors and charcoal from start to finish. Receive step-by-step instruction from a Robert Garden Certified instructor. Learn about color theory, brush techniques, color mixing, perspective and composition. $60 supply fee payable to Instructor. No experience necessary.
Ages: 6 - 13 Yrs


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 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: 7 - 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


Podcast Maker
EB RP
Have a subject you love and want to share with the world? 8Bit Instructors help you brainstorm successful ideas and focus your thoughts for film or audio recordings. Create and post a podcast for the world to see and hear!
Ages: 7 - 16 Yrs


Weebly Web Design
EB RP
Learn how to 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 showcase a business or your talents! Edit your images and make your site shine!
Ages: 7 - 16 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 +


Perot Museum & Klyde Warren Park
Groundbreaking…breathtaking…mind-bending! Positively charge your brain through hands-on scientific learning and activities. See The World’s Largest Dinosaur’s exhibit, swing a bat like a pro, experience an earthquake firsthand and race an elite level NFL running back! Visit the children’s museum and splash around at Klyde Warren Park. Questions? Please contact Katy, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov.
Ages: 2 Yrs +


Art's a Blast Studio
Paint, snack, and have a blast! Art’s a Blast Studio combines instructor led painting in a social setting where sipping, snacking and socializing are encouraged. Everyone creates a one of a kind masterpiece on canvas by the end of class.
Ages: 55 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 +


Bush Presidential Library
The Bush Presidential Library and Museum highlights critical events and issues from the administration of President George W. Bush. The museum is the repository for domestic and foreign Presidential gifts as well as other donated artifacts relating to the life and career of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush.
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 +


Landon Winery Tour & Tasting
Travel to historic Downtown Greenville and tour a fully operating Texas winery. Enjoy lunch at the on-site Bistro then head to the production and distribution center for an informative tour with complimentary barrel tastings led by head winemaker Bob Landon.
Ages: 55 Yrs +


McKinney Avenue Trolley
Explore Uptown Dallas via the M-Line vintage trolleys. These nostalgic streetcars link the Downtown Dallas Arts District with the trendy shops, galleries and bistros of Uptown. Tour includes a brief history of the trolleys and a round trip ride around McKinney Avenue.
Ages: 55 Yrs +


Palace of Wax
Come face to face with over 200 life-like wax figures in amazing detail. Louis Tussard’s Palace of Wax displays movie stars, Presidents and historical figures all cast in spectacular likeness. For more eye-popping sights tour the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Odditorium collection of oddities and absurdities from around the world.
Ages: 55 Yrs +


Sixth Floor Museum
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. The permanent exhibit features documentary films, photographs, and artifacts all housed within the sixth and seventh floors of the former Texas School Book Depository warehouse.
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 +


U.S. Bureau of Engraving
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing showcases the history of currency in the United States with two floors of interactive exhibits and displays. Take a self-guided tour from an enclosed walkway over the production floor and watch first hand billions of dollars being created!

Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

 
 




A City of Wylie Waiver is required prior to participation in any recreation activity. The Parent or Legal Guardian must complete the Waiver of any minor age 17 and younger.

 

Please review FAQs and Recreation Rules and Guidelines.  

 

Questions? recreation@wylietexas.gov

 

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