Denton Parks and Recreation

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Kids in grades 1-5 can have a night of fun for less than the cost of sitter at Kids Rock from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Friday at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. The event features a live DJ, sports tournaments, a bounce house, Wii games and Rock Band on a giant screen, dance contests and more. Entry costs $10 per child; concessions and glow products will also be sold. For more information, call 940-349-7275.

During the school in-service day on Monday, students in kindergarten through sixth grade can enjoy supervised activities and field trips in Kids’ Day Off. Drop-off at 7 a.m. and pickup at 6 p.m. will be at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. The fee is $28 per child, and participants must bring snacks and lunch. Register by Friday by calling 940-349-7275.

New sessions of indoor swim lessons for all ages begin next week at the Denton Natatorium, 2400 Long Road. Lessons are available on Monday and Wednesday evenings with eight lessons per session, or on Saturday mornings with four lessons per session. Participants must register by Friday for weekday lessons or by Oct. 12 for Saturday lessons. To view a list of classes or to register, visit  or call 940-349-8800.

Discover Enchanted Rock, a national natural landmark on Big Sandy Creek north of Fredericksburg, during a 4-mile backpacking trip on Oct. 20-21. The $100 fee includes entrance to the park, a primitive camping site, most meals and most camping equipment. There will be a mandatory meeting for all participants at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St. Teens ages 15 to 17 may participate if accompanied by a guardian. Register by Monday. For more details and to register, visit  or call 940-349-8285.

Register now for the following dance classes beginning next week:

•   “Tiny Tutus” for ages 2 and 3 on Tuesdays, Fridays or Saturdays at Denia or North Lakes recreation centers;

•   “Bigger Ballerinas” for ages 4 to 6 on Tuesdays, Fridays or Saturdays at Denia or North Lakes;

•   “Ballet 1” for ages 7 and older on Saturdays at North Lakes, 2001 W. Windsor Drive;

•  “Ballet 2: Pre-Pointe” for ages 8 and older on Mondays at Denia, 1001 Parvin St.;

•  “Tap” for ages 3 to 6 on Tuesdays or Saturdays at North Lakes;

•  “Bigger Tappers” for ages 4 to 6 on Fridays at Denia;

•  “Tap 1” for ages 7 and older on Saturdays at North Lakes

•  “Lil’ Hip Hop” for ages 5 and older on Fridays at Denia; and

•  “Salsa and Bachata” for adults on Wednesdays at Denia.

For a complete listing of classes, visit .

Kids ages 5 to 11 can enjoy old-fashioned fall activities at “Pumpkin Patch Mania” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Kids will create Halloween crafts before heading to a local pumpkin patch for a hay ride, bounce house, petting zoo and more. The fee is $20 per child. Register by Oct. 11 by visiting  or by calling 940-349-7275.



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