Sunday, October 17, 2021

The Library is Celebrating National Novel Writing Month in November

Have you ever wanted to write the next great American novel? If the answer is yes, then you should know that November is National Novel Writing Month and the Library wants to give everyone an opportunity to write their novels.

In partnership with NaNoWriMo, a national campaign dedicated to help writers write their novel, the Southlake Library will be hosting Write-Ins on November 6 and November 14 from 4 PM – 10 PM. Join the Library for one or both of these events to get well on the way to finishing your first draft. Writing fuel and timed word count breaks will be provided. For more information, visit www.southlakelibrary.com.

City of Southlake to celebrate National Senior Center Month in September

The National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) has deemed September National Senior Center Month and the City of Southlake Senior Activity Center is celebrating by promoting LIFE all month long.

LIFE, which stands for Learning, Independence, Friends and Energy will be promoted via the following events and programs during September:

  • Learning – expand your knowledge. During the month of September, educational seminars and presentations about the rich and unique history of Texas, Cyber Fraud Prevention, Senior Health Service Providers and Back Pain Management will be available.
  • Independence – live on your terms. During the week of September 14th, they will highlight SSFI & their mission to celebrate your independence & resilience. SSFI is a non-profit organization who partners with the Southlake Senior Center to subsidize the cost of various events & outings.
  • Friends – enjoy life, laughter & feeling connected. During the week of September 21st, consider joining the Southlake Senior Center for one of their social events including Potluck Bingo, MMOW luncheon and Movie Day.
  • Energy – discover health & vitality. During the month of September, consider attending one of the Southlake Senior Center’s exercise programs which include Zumba Gold, Line Dancing, Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, Fun & Fitness, & Chair Pilates.

The NISC’s national celebration of senior centers began in 1979, with Senior Center Week celebrated in May. The concept gained support of other aging organizations, as well as the full Senate and the House Select Committee on Aging.

Since then, thanks to the U.S. Conference of Mayors Aging Task Force, numerous mayoral proclamations have declared Senior Center Week.  In 1985, NISC was instrumental in achieving the first Senior Center Week Presidential Proclamation signed by President Ronald Reagan. In 2007, NISC designated the entire month of September as Senior Center Month to give centers greater flexibility in scheduling celebratory events.

In September, Mayor Hill will present the Southlake Senior Activity Center with a proclamation declaring September National Senior Center Month! If you are 55 or better, be sure to take part in the National Senior Center Month celebration through September.

For more information on the Southlake Senior Activity Center, please call 817.748.8315.

City of Southlake to celebrate National Park and Recreation Month in July

On June 23, 2015, Southlake Mayor Laura Hill presented the Community Services department with a proclamation declaring July National Parks and Recreation Month.

On June 23, 2015, Southlake Mayor Laura Hill presented the Community Services department with a proclamation declaring July National Parks and Recreation Month.

On June 23, 2015, Southlake Mayor Laura Hill presented a proclamation to the Community Services Department recognizing July as National Park and Recreation Month. Since 1985,  The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has celebrated Park and Recreation Month during the month of July; this year marks the 30th anniversary.

NRPA originally designed the month long campaign to encourage citizens across the nation to take advantage of local parks and programs that cities provide. July is the perfect time to develop healthy habits for you and your family by utilizing local parks, trails, playgrounds, swimming pools, and nature preserves. The City of Southlake boasts over 1,200 acres of park land including the Bob Jones Nature Center and the Southlake Tennis Center.

To celebrate, NRPA has dubbed this year’s Park and Rec month with an 80s theme.  As part of the celebration The City of Southlake’s Community Services Department will host numerous events throughout July that will be 80s themed. They invite Southlake residents to go outside this July and enjoy being active within all the beautiful parks that Southlake has to offer.

As part of Park and Recreation Month, Southlake’s Community Services Department has put together a calendar of events. Every day in July, there is a highlighted activity for Southlake residents and welcomed visitors to do with their friends and family. Whatever you do to celebrate, Southlake Community Services encourages you to use our parks and facilities to their fullest extent.

Here are a couple of the calendar event highlights:

  • Friday, July 3 – Southlake Star & Stripes celebration www.StarsandStripesSouthlake.com
  • Wednesday, July 8 – Story time at the Southlake Library
  • Saturday, July 11 – 80s movie night at North Park – Movie starts at 8:30 PM
  • Saturday, July 18 – Hike with Bob Jones Nature Center – Time TBD
  • Thursday, July 23 – National Hot Dog Day! Free hotdogs at Southlake Town Center 5:30 – 7:00 PM
  • Friday, July 24 – Seniors 80s Party with DJ and Dancing 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 25 – Skate party at Bicentennial Park. Bring your own skates! 7:00 PM

Check out the calendar throughout the month of July for additional events that are still being determined  www.SouthlakeParksandRec.com/July!

For more information, please call Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019.

Celebrate Parks and Recreation Month in Southlake

PandR-Month-2014-FB-Profile-Pic-160x160On Tuesday, June 17th, the Southlake City Council proclaimed the month of July to be National Parks and Recreation Month in Southlake. Since 1985, America has celebrated July as Park and Recreation Month. This July, Southlake Community Services is inviting all Southlake residents to go outside and enjoy being active in the beautilful parks, nature trails and open space of Southlake!

‘July is Park and Recreation Month’ is a national campaign sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The purpose of the campaign is to encourage everyone to visit their city parks, embrace active lifestyles and improve their overall health. Summer offers the perfect opportunity to create healthy habits for yourself and your children by getting out to a park, trail, playground, swimming pool, natural area or other public space. The City of Southlake offers numerous recreational opportunities to explore including 1200+ acres of park land, the Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve and the Southlake Tennis Center. These park and recreation opportunities enrich the lives of Southlake residents and provide natural spaces to play and exercise.

This year’s theme is “Out is In.” The National Recreation and Park Association is encouraging communities to set trends instead of following them, making 2014 the year people go outside, change their outlook, and get involed in their community through parks and recreation.

To help celebrate Park and Recreation Month, Southlake Community Services has also put together a special calendar of events that you can print at home. Everyday in July, there is a highlighted activity for Southlake residents and visitors to do with their friends and family.  However you decide to celebrate, Southlake Community Services encourages everyone to start talking about the positive role parks and recreation has on their lives!

For more information, please call Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019.