Swing your partner round and round and mosey on over to the Senior Activity Center for Line Dancing!
Line Dancing made a comeback to the Southlake Senior Activity Center this June. Every Monday at 11:00 AM SAC members gather to partake in this fun, low impact, and healthy activity for those that love to dance. Seniors Line Dancing teaches members the different steps of line dancing while guaranteeing a hopping time.
It’s no secret that dancing is a fun pastime for those that feel the rhythm; however, it is also a fantastic exercise for seniors to do. There is a myriad of health benefits to dancing in your golden years.
Not only does dancing get you moving in a low impact way, but it is also a great social activity. We all know that our Southlake Seniors love being social, so we are happy to provide multiple social opportunities for the senior community.
Not only does dancing provide a fun social opportunity, but it also has many health benefits. These include improving mobility, strength, and balance, reducing muscle pain, minimizing stress and anxiety, and maintaining good heart and cardiovascular health.
With all the benefits associated with dancing, no wonder these classes have been filling up quickly! Make sure to keep up with the Senior Center Webpage to stay on top of all the activities available this summer! Register for an activity at the Senior Center here.
This summer, grab your library card and take a hike to Camp Big Read, the 2017 Southlake Public Library Summer Reading Program. The library will host a camp-inspired kick off event on Saturday, June 3 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Family Park in Southlake Town Square. With free admission, the entire family can enjoy an evening of live entertainment, a giant tipi, games, activities, refreshments and more.
During the kick off event, kid-friendly Big Bang Boom will perform pop music as part of the MasterWorks Music Series. Composed of musicians who are also dads, the popular entertainers will play a mix of covers and original songs.
In keeping with the camping-theme, the Tipi Storytellers will bring a 28 foot-high tipi, and will share stories and understanding of Native American culture. The giant tipi and ancient tales will offer guests a fascinating perspective on our nation’s history.
Camping would not be complete without snacks. Rita’s Italian Ice will be on-site to provide 1,000 free Italian ice treats and the Southlake Library will offer an activity for children to help build a traditional campfire favorite—s’mores.
With camp-themed photo ops, crafts, make-your-own-bubbles, hula hoops, corn hole, and other activities for children, everyone will be a happy camper at the kick-off of Camp Big Read. With the Southlake Public Library as a partner in education, kids can keep their reading skills sharp as an arrow all summer long.
The Southlake Public Library Summer Reading Program will span from June 3 to August 11. Appropriate for children ages 5-12 years old, the program rewards readers for logging their reading hours and offers engaging and educational activities for kids almost every day during the 10-week program.
A few Camp Big Read program highlights include:
Any little campers who want to join Camp Big Read this summer must first register in the library or online at SouthlakeLibrary.com. For additional details and information about these and other programs and activities designed for preschoolers, teens and adults, visit the library’s Summer Program Schedule page.
Sign-up your child now for Southlake Parks and Recreation Youth programs! With a wide assortment of programs to choose from, there’s something that everyone will love.
Jump into cooking with your little one in Lil’ Chefs, a cooking program where kids ages 3 – 8 can learn to measure, mix, whip and decorate their way to an array of yummy treats!
Or Chess! The program teaches kids to learn the basics of competitive Chess, including notation, tournament procedures and etiquette as well. Give their brains a workout!
If your’re looking for a more active program try Jiu-Jitsu! For ages 5 – 17, the Jiu-Jitsu program has been running in Soutlake since 2002 and has since become a crowd favorite, teaching kids age appropriate marshal arts.
Show off your moves with Bollywood Dance! A program designed to teach kids ages 5 – 13 poise, grace, and the moves of their favorite Bollywood stars!
Or put their survival skills to the test with The Ultimate Survival Test, where kids are put through a series of games designed to make sure that they are ready for the apocalypse!
All these programs and more can be found here in The Southlake Scene.
For more information and registration go to SouthlakeParksandRec.com
or call (817) 748-8019
Just because school starts doesn’t mean your child has to stop being active! Registration for Southlake’s Youth Athletic Leagues for this fall and winter is now open.
Sign your children up for one of Southlake Recreation’s Youth Athletic Leagues and keep them active and happy while playing their favorite sports! Such as the Under the Lights Flag Football available to kids in grades 1st through 6th. Their season runs from early September to late October and will provide kids with a fun team building experience that will stick with them for the rest of their football careers.
Registration ends August 20th.
Fall Girls Volleyball, which is open to girls ages 6 – 12 is also offered. The volleyball program features practices, an 8 game season, and playoffs, giving your volleyball star the full experience! Jerseys are provided for each player and a set rotation guide is in place to make sure every player receives equal playing time!
Registration ends August 26th.
Don’t forget about Winter Basketball! This program, for kids 6 – 12, will keep your children energized and excited as they play their way through an eight game season with playoffs! An excellent team builder, Winter Basketball ensures that every player gets their chance to play on the court while encouraging friendly competition!
Registration end October 21st.
For more information call (817) 748-8019
or go to SouthlakeParksandRec.com
Looking for family activities coming up? Curious about what events The Marq has in store? Is your child interested in a camp or team sports? Then check out the Fall 2016 edition of The Southlake Scene!
The most recent edition of the Southlake Scene is now available online to help plan your family’s activities in the city! From Youth Camps and sports, to the Monster Mash, the Southlake Scene has all your need-to-know information on all of Southlake’s major up-coming events.
In addition, registration for Team Sports, Youth/Adult Camps, and all other programs is open to the public. Don’t forget to sign up as soon as possible, as available spots can fill up quickly!
Planning your own big event? Facility rental information is also included in the Southlake Scene for your convenience.
For registration, all this information and more, Check it out here, The Southlake Scene!
For more information go to www.SouthlakeParksandRec.com or Call (817) 748-8019
Each August, fans from around the world gather for Elvis Week, and to commemorate it, The Southlake Senior Activity Center be hosting their own festivities as well!
Monday, August 8 – Elvis will be in the building! Well, sort of. Elvis impersonator, Carleton Hurdle, will be performing for everyone (55+) at 1:00 at the Senior Activity Center at The Marq. In addition, during the course of Elvis week, Elvis’s greatest hits will play endlessly throughout the day at the Southlake Senior Center. Come join in the festivities!
For more information go to southlakeseniorcenter.com or call (817)-748-8315
Southlake Summer Reading isn’t over yet! It runs until August 12th and will continue to offer various programs for families to keep their summer interesting and engaging.
Take an art class with Art House Southlake, see Storybook Theatre perform The Country Mouse and the City Mouse, check out the Just Kidding Improv Show and more!
Also, don’t forget the Last day of Summer Reading Ice Cream Blast! Drop by the Library on the last day of Southlake Summer Reading between the hours of 12 PM – 2 PM or 4 PM – 6 PM to get your free ice cream! The Ice Cream Blast is in lieu of the traditional Summer prize party.
Remember to turn in all of your reading minutes and your prize drawing slips by 6 PM on Friday, August 12th for a chance to win one of this Summer’s great prizes. Prize winners will be contacted by phone and announced the week of August 15th.
The City of Southlake Parks and Recreation Department is offering a lot of options for parents of preschool age children. These programs and activities are for children as young as 18 months and up to 5 years old. You can learn more about these programs in the Spring 2016 issue of the Southlake Scene.
Opportunities range from ongoing programs such as Lil’ Chefs and Jo-Ann’s Little Dancers to single events like Superhero Snacktime and Princess Tea Party. These programs are more than just fun & games, they are also beneficial in general child development. Through these programs, preschoolers are learning new skills and being exposed to new activities while also learning to socialize with other children. It’s an all-around win for the whole family.
Even though the weather is cooling down, the holiday season has things heating up with events at the Library. With Holiday-themed events, November and December will feature a slew of fun activities and programs for children and teens of all ages brought to you by the Library at Southlake Town Square.
So whether you want to celebrate an authentic Native American thanksgiving, decorate Christmas cookies, or ring in the beginning of a new year, the Southlake Library has something for everyone. For more information on these and other events at the library, visit www.southlakelibrary.com.