Denton Parks & Recreation

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Sign up for Les Mills Grit, a half-hour, high-intensity workout that’s similar to Crossfit. It’s suitable for anyone looking to energize their exercise regimen. Classes are:

7:30 to 8 a.m. each Saturday, $5 per class.

12:15 to 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, now through Oct. 24 and Oct. 29-Nov. 21.

5 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, now through Oct. 24 and Oct. 29-Nov. 21.

7:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 30-Nov. 25.

Weekday classes cost $50 per month. All classes are at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. To register, call 940-349-8287 or visit .

First- through fifth-graders are invited to Kids Rock from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Friday at Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Parents can have a date night while the kids play basketball and soccer, jump in a bounce house, play Xbox and Kinnect on giant screens, and lots more. Call 940-349-7275 for more information. Cost is $10 per child.

Children in grades 1-4 can learn while having fun in the Play-Well TEKnologies Lego workshop from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Kids can use more than 100,000 Lego pieces to build a thrill ride. Cost is $25. Register by Oct. 9 by calling 940-349-7275 or going to .

Ages 3 and a half to 5 can join Kindergarten Prep, a class that introduces counting, directions, recognizing numbers, alphabet sharing, arts and crafts, offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 28 through Nov. 22, at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Licensed by Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Cost is $125 per child. Call 940-349-8287 or visit .

Ages 3 to 6 can learn about spiders in the Preschool Jr. Master Naturalist class from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Cedar Creek Natural Heritage Area, 3310 Collins Road. Cost is $8 per child. Call 940-349-8136 or visit .

Children can learn how to skateboard in clinics during October. Ages 4-7 can learn in a class for younger beginners from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Denton Skate Park, located near the Water Works Park at 2400 Long Road.

Ages 6 and older can take introductory, beginner and intermediate lessons from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 12. The clinics teach skating technique, balance, ramp maneuvers, safety and more.

Cost is $20 per child. Call 940-349-PARK or go to to register.

Halloween & Fall events

A free family Halloween movie will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 11 in Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Bring blankets, lawn chairs for the animated movie Hotel Transylvania. PG-13, 91 minutes. Crafts and marshmallow roast start at 7 p.m., movie rolls at 8 p.m.

A family Halloween Harvest will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 18 at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St. Put on your costume and join carnival games, black light games, bounce house $1 rock climbing wall and more. Register for the costume contest by 7 p.m. at the door. Winners are announced at 7:15 p.m. Free admission, and cheap concessions available.

Kid’s Pumpkin Patch Day is 10 a.m to 4 p.m. on Oct. 19 at Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Children will visit a local pumpkin patch, a hayride, bounce house, petting zoo and maze. Activities and crafts included.$20 per child.

Families are invited to a Halloween carnival from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 26 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson. Come in costume, bring a camera and take a tour through the haunted courtyard. Visit for more information.

Join the Jack-O’-Lantern Jog at 7 a.m. on Oct. 26 at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Dr. The 5K run and 1 mile walk is stroller friendly. Participants will run on both grass and well-established paths. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and race starts at 8 a.m. Register by Oct. 23 by calling Call 940-349-7525 or go to $15 per runner.

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