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Children in grades 1-4 can fire up their creativity and learn engineering skills in the Lego Racing Championship workshop from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Call 940-349-7275 or go to www.dentonparks.com to register by Friday. Cost is $25 per child.

Train for a race with programs designed for beginner and intermediate runners. “Couch to 5K” training classes are from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting next week and ending on Oct. 24. Cost is $25. Half-marathon training is from 5:30 to 6:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays and 8 a.m. Saturdays, from next week through Dec. 7. Cost is $100. Both training groups meet with a coach at North Lakes Park, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Call 940-349-7275 or go to www.dentonparks.com to register by Friday.

Kids 6 and older can learn to skateboard in a one-day clinic from 8:300 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Denton Skate Park, located adjacent to the Denton Natatorium, 2400 Long Road. The class is designed for beginners and will teach balance and safety. Two follow-up clinics will continue the lessons during September. Call 940-349-7275 or visit www.dentonparks.com to register by today. Cost is $20 per child.

All ages can learn the benefits of aquatic therapy from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Denton Natatorium, 2400 Long Road. Attendees can earn a $5 coupon for a water exercise pass. The class is taught by a physical therapist and a certified water instructor. The class is free, but to register your spot, call 940-566-5714.

Ages 5 and older can kayak Clear Creek from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21. A knowledgeable staff will lead. Ages 5-9 must ride a tandem kayak with an adult accompanying them. Attendees will meet at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St. Call 940-349-7275 or visit www.dentonparks.com to register by Wednesday. Cost is $20 per kayaker.

Youths ages 6-15 can participate in the NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick contest at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Boys and girls will compete in the local competition and can advance to sectional, team and national finals. Call 940-349-8287 for more information.

Kids ages 3 1/2 to 4 can learn the basics of basketball, or take a sampler course introducing soccer, T-ball and basketball, in Pee Wee Sports classes. The sampler class is 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays from Sept. 27 to Nov. 2. Basketball classes are 11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Saturdays from Sept. 28 to Nov. 2. Classes are at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate. Call 940-349-7275 or visit www.dentonparks.com to register by Sept. 27. Cost is $35 per child.

Seniors 50 and older can go on a two-day kayak adventure on the Brazos River on Sept. 28-29. The night will be spent camping at a primitive campsite. Call 940-349-8720 or go to www.dentonparks.com to register. Cost is $95 per kayaker.

Paint a still-life watercolor or acrylic painting from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 24. at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave. Bring your own paint supplies and lunch. Over lunch, there will be a friendly critique. Call 940-349-8720 or go to www.dentonparks.com to register by Sept. 18. Cost is $30.

Fall martial arts classes are offered at Denia, North Lakes and Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation centers for ages 4 to adult. Call 940-349-7275 or visit www.dentonparks.com learn more and to register.

Youngsters ages 2 and older can take ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop dance classes. Classes are designed for different ages and abilities. Classes start mid- to late September. Call 940-349-7275 or go to www.dentonparks.com to view the schedule and register.

Tennis classes for all ages begin this month. Adults, teens and young kids have multiple options for skill levels and tournaments. The Fall Doubles Mixer is Sept. 26 and is a great way for adults to start the season. Call 940-349-8526 or go to www.dentonparks.com to register.

Adults of all ages can take Spanish lessons at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave. Classes are great for beginners as well as those wanting the next step in their learning. Call 940-349-8720 or go to www.dentonparks.com to register.


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