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Nov
25

Kick off the holiday season with fun for the entire family at Burroughs Park. Enjoy a variety of festive activities including snow, crafts*, a petting zoo, holiday movies, and more. And no holiday celebration would be complete without a visit from the big guy in red, so don’t forget a camera to get a “selfie with Santa!” Santa will be available from 4 p .m. to 6:45 p .m.

Dec
02

Join us Saturday, December 2 at Redbud Hill Homestead to experience traditions of earlier times as the homestead comes to life with 19th century holiday customs. Enjoy music, a holiday craft, tree lighting, wassail and cookies, and an early visit from Saint Nicholas. 

Dec
09

Join park staff and volunteers for homemade cookies and wassail as the homestead comes to life with old-fashioned Christmas traditions, including jolly old Saint Nicholas.

FUN & FREE FOR ALL AGES!

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Nov
23

Recurring EventZumba® Sentao

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Mangum-Howell Center

Volunteer instructor Juana Hernandez combines Latin and International music with a fun, calorie-torching, strength-training, and effective dance workout that is great for the body and mind. Aerobic attire is recommended. The class is limited to participants ages 13 and older. All participants under the age of 18 must present their Student I.D. or other proof of age. A donation is suggested, but never required.

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Nov
23

Recurring EventGardening

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Mercer Botanic Gardens

Join Park Ranger Caroline Bush for plant grooming, pruning, weeding, and mulching in the Prehistoric and Shade Gardens. This area displays primitive and unusual plants like the maidenhair tree and voodoo lily. Dress for the weather with tennis shoes or boots, gloves, and a hat. Sunscreen and water are recommended.

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Nov
23

Recurring EventBeginning Bridge Lessons

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Mangum-Howell Center

Volunteer instructors Carolyn Morse and Gloria Cooper teach the basics of American Standard Bridge in a friendly and relaxed environment. In this class, you will learn counting tricks, bidding, analyzing your hand, scoring, and more to help you begin enjoying the challenging and fun game of bridge!

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Nov
24

Recurring EventWalking Along the Trails

8:10 AM - 9:10 AM


Big Stone Lodge at Dennis Johnston Park

Start your Friday mornings with a healthy and educational stroll through Precinct 4’s beautiful trails. Join Monte Parks as he leads a gentle 2 mile walk along the paved Spring Creek Trail beginning and ending at Big Stone Lodge.

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Nov
24

Recurring EventQuilting

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Mangum-Howell Center

Take this opportunity to quilt, share ideas, and enjoy the fellowship of other quilters.

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Nov
24

Recurring EventZumba® Fitness

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Mangum-Howell Center

Volunteer instructor Juana Hernandez combines Latin and International music with a fun, calorie-torching, strength-training, and effective dance workout that is great for the body and mind. Aerobic attire is recommended. The class is limited to participants ages 13 and older. All participants under the age of 18 must present their Student I.D. or other proof of age. 

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Nov
27

Recurring EventDancercise

11:10 AM - 12:10 PM


Big Stone Lodge at Dennis Johnston Park

This dance class gives an aerobic body workout that is safe and effective. Instructor Melissa Shrake leads the fun through a variety of dance styles and music, including country-and-western, popular, hip hop, salsa, tango, and merengue.

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Nov
27

Recurring EventZumba® Sentao

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Mangum-Howell Center

Volunteer instructor Juana Hernandez combines Latin and International music with a fun, calorie-torching, strength-training, and effective dance workout that is great for the body and mind. Aerobic attire is recommended. The class is limited to participants ages 13 and older. All participants under the age of 18 must present their Student I.D. or other proof of age. 

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Nov
28

Recurring EventGardening

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Mercer Botanic Gardens

Join Volunteer Coordinator and Horticulturist Suzzanne Chapman for plant grooming, pruning, and weeding in the Perennial Garden. Seek out what is blooming and participate in plant identification to assist visitors. Learn about Texas native plants and endangered species in the Conservation Garden. Dress for the weather with tennis shoes or boots, gloves, and a hat. Sunscreen and water are recommended.

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Nov
28

Recurring EventCards and Dominoes

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Big Stone Lodge at Dennis Johnston Park

Bring a partner or attend alone and try your hand at a variety of card games or dominoes.

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