Denton Parks & Recreation

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Kids ages 3 1/2 to 4 can learn the basics of basketball in the Pee Wee Sports Instruction class from 11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. on Saturdays. Or they can get an introduction to soccer, T-ball and basketball in the Pee Wee Sports Sampler from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Both courses start this week and run through Nov. 2 at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate. Call 940-349-parks or visit to register by Friday. Cost is $35.

Sign up for basic dog obedience for dogs at least 9 weeks old. The first class at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday is an orientation for handlers only, and pet owners must bring a copy of their dog’s vaccination records. The classes meet from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. on Tuesdays through Nov. 5. For more information and to register, call 940-206-7156. Cost is $80 per trainer and dog.

Sign up for Les Mills Grit, a 30-minute, high-intensity workout similar to Crossfit. Classes are twice a week, and the next session begins on Tuesday.There are classes for every schedule — 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 5 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 7:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; and 7:30 to 8 a.m. Saturdays. Call 940-349-8287 to learn more, or visit to register. Courses cost $50 per monthly session, or $5 per Saturday class.

Kids Rock is a night of fun for kids in grades 1-4. From 7 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 4, youths can have fun with friends at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St., with plenty of chaperones. There will be a DJ, bounce house, contests and much more. Call 940-349-7275 for more information. Cost is $10 per child.

Kayak Bridgeport Falls Creek in a family-friendly outing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5. Ages 5 to 9 must ride in a tandem kayak with an adult, and ages 13 to 17 can attend without a guardian but must present a signed waiver. Bring a sack lunch. Call 940-349-8720 or visit to register by Tuesday. Cost is $20 per kayaker.

Go on a night hike at Clear Creek with Elm Fork Master Naturalists after a short program on “night sounds” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 5. Ages 8 to 12 have to hike with an adult guardian, and ages 13 to 17 can hike on their own if they bring a waiver from a guardian. To register, call 940-349-8720 or visit by Wednesday. Meet at the heritage center at 3310 Collins Road. Cost is $5 per hiker.

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