Saturday, August 20, 2022

Monarch Madness is Coming to the Nature Center: Don’t Miss the Fourth Annual Monarch Festival!

The Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve is all about celebrating the gifts of our natural Cross Timbers ecosystem. Fall is the best time to come to the Nature Center and participate in the incredible monarch migration phenomenon.

The fourth-annual Monarch Butterfly Festival is happening on Saturday, September 17, 2022, and you don’t want to miss it. Join us as we release hundreds of Monarch Butterflies into the wild and interact with them first-hand! This community favorite program helps our butterfly friends as they make their epic annual journey into Mexico. Our Nature Center staff is ready to make this an event to remember!

The Monarch Festival is split into three one-and-a-half-hour sessions. Each session has the same activities, including crafts, monarch-related games, snacks, a butterfly house, and more! Please arrive on time for your registered session (8:30 am, 10:15 am, 12:00 pm). Stick around after your session to enjoy the beautiful miles of hiking trails at the Preserve!

Please note that if you are later than 30 minutes to your check-in time, we cannot guarantee a butterfly will still be waiting for you to release.

Registration is required for all participants ages three and up. All ages are welcome! Children ages two and under are free (registration is not required).

Session 1: 8:30am – 10:00am

Session 2: 10:15am – 11:45am

Session 3: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

We’re so excited to celebrate the magnificent Monarch Butterflies with you and your family!

Get Ready Team Southlake! The First Annual Fit City Challenge Kicks Off Today!

Are you ready for some neighborly city vs. city competition? Are you looking for ways to get active and start crushing your goals?

Join Team Southlake for the first annual Fit City Challenge! We are going head-to-head with the City of Keller to prove we have what it takes to be the Most Fit City 2022! The challenge kicks off today!

Over the next 45 days, we challenge you to be physically active, focus on your well-being, and work with your fellow citizens to move Southlake to the top of the leaderboard! We teamed up with Wellable to be the health and wellness platform for the Fit City Challenge. With Wellable, you will have the opportunity to have fun while getting active, improve your health and well-being, and qualify for prizes!

Join the Challenge Today!
To get started, create a free Wellable account. Once completed, check your inbox for a welcome email containing your Wellable credentials for access to your account. You will also receive instructions for connecting an app or activity tracker to your account—it’s the easiest way to track your activity and earn points!

Registration opened on March 28th, 2022, but you can join at any point throughout the challenge, which runs from April 1st, 2022, through May 15th, 2022.

How the Challenge Works
The goal for this challenge is to achieve 2,022 points. That’s 45 minutes of activity a day over the 45 days of the challenge!

Earning Points for this challenge is super simple! For every minute of intentional activity completed, you will earn yourself and your team 1 point! Please note that some activities listed are recorded based on the distance completed. To distribute points accurately, we have taken the average time it takes to complete each distance and will convert that distance to points.

  • Walking/Running/Hiking: 1 Mile = 15 Points
  • Cycling: 1 Mile = 5 Points
  • All other Active Minutes = 1 Point

*If you prefer to record these activities based upon time, simply select “Other Sports and Activities” listed under the Physical Activity tab and record the time spent being active.

*A daily maximum of 45 points is set to encourage an ongoing active lifestyle.

A random participant will be drawn from each team to win a prize each week! At the end of the challenge, the individual with the most Active Minutes/Points on each team will win an Apple Watch! In the case of a tie, the participants will be put into a drawing, and the winner will be chosen at random.

The team that finishes the challenge with the highest average of points per user will be crowned the Fit City Challenge Champions!

Weekly Prizes

  • Week 1: Champions Club Guest Pass x 2
  • Week 2: Champions Club Swag Bag
  • Week 3: Local Southlake Business Gift Card
  • Week 4: Champions Club Guest Pass x 5
  • Week 5: Complementary Champions Club Personal Training Session
  • Week 6: One Month Champions Club Membership or Facility Credit of Equal Value

Prize for Overall Challenge Winners
At the end of the challenge, the individual from each team with the greatest number of Active Minutes/ Points will be crowned the overall challenge winner for their city and will receive the grand prize– an Apple Watch!

How Teams are Ranked
Teams are ranked by the average number of points for all members. Teammates without any points will lower the score of the entire team! Encouraging your teammates to stay active throughout the challenge is critical to maintaining your average! The leaderboard will default to team rankings, but you can see how you rank as an overall individual or an individual on your team by selecting a new view under the options menu.

Added Bonus!
Members of The Keller Pointe and members of Champions Club will have open access to both facilities for the duration of the challenge! Just show proof of current membership, complete your waiver, and you’re good to go! Now let’s get ready to log some activities!

What do you say, Team Southlake? Are you up for the challenge? Register today!

Get Ready for Day Break Camp Mania

October is here, and that means CISD Staff Development is coming up.

Wondering how to keep your kids engaged in a fun and educational manner, look no further than Day Break Camp Mania! Camp Mania is one of our most beloved youth programs for long school breaks during the summer, winter, and spring holidays. However, our Day Break Camp Mania program offers Southlake kiddos structured and free-play where the kids are number one!

Camp Mania is Southlake’s premier camp for kids ages 5-11. We provide structured games, free play, arts and crafts, in-house entertainment, and so much more in a fun and safe environment. Our goal is to create world-class experiences for your child so that they go home with a smile on their face.

Day Break Camp Mania is offered on Friday, October 8, and Monday, October 11. Structured activities take place between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm. Before and aftercare is provided free of charge from 8:30 am to 9:30 am and from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

Claim your spot and register today before this program gets sold out! We’ll see you at Camp!

Senior Activity Center to Host a Flu Shot Clinic Next Monday

It’s flu shot season again, and the Senior Activity Center has you covered!

The Senior Activity Center will be hosting a Flu Shot Clinic on Monday, October 4, from 9:30 AM- 12:30 PM. Senior Center members interested in receiving the flu shot are welcome to pick up a form at the Senior Activity Center Front Desk.

Providing Southlake Seniors with access to crucial services, like the flu shot, is just one way the Senior Activity Center strives to create world-class experiences. Senior Center staff is presenting multiple fall-themed festivities, such as the Metroport Meals on Wheels Halloween Edition Party and the Senior Fall Festival as we head into Autumn.

The Southlake Senior Activity center aims to be the premier destination for life-long memories for the senior community. Whether it’s providing members with a cup of warm coffee, planning special events like the Halloween Party, or simply being a listening ear, we are here for our members!

Don’t miss your shot to enjoy our world-class programming! Make sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter to stay on top of all the incredible services and activities offered at the Senior Center.

Keep Calm and Boogie On: Register for DJ School Today!

Does your child know the perfect song for every situation? If so, DJ School is the place for them!

Summer is right around the corner, and you may be wondering how to keep the kids entertained in an exciting and educational way. If you have a music-lover in your family, then look no further than DJ School. This half-day summer program will teach your child the basics of being a DJ.

Learn the tips and tricks of the hottest DJs around. In this camp, your child will learn how to beat match, mix and blend on professional DJ equipment across multiple genres of music. Scratch out having a boring summer and hit repeat on making this summer the best one yet!

We are offering two exciting half-day summer camp options this year:

It’s Elementary! DJ School 101
Who: Emerging DJs aged 6-10 years old
Where: Champions Club Hall of Fame Classrooms
When: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

The BEAT Program
Who: Mix-masters 11- 14 years old
Where: Champions Club Hall of Fame Classrooms
When: 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm.

No prior experience is needed. Don’t miss a beat this summer. Register today!