Denton Parks and Recreation

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Holiday Camp continues Thursday, Friday and Monday (Jan. 2, 3, 6) at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Students in grades K-6 can have fun at a day camp filled with field trips and activities during the winter break from school. Each day runs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $28 per day. Register in advance, or the day of, at the Civic Center. Visit www.dentonparks.com , or call 940-349-7275.

Kids ages 5-12 can enjoy the Lego Winter Wonderland Mini-Camp from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Kids will build snowmobiles out of Legos and take part in small challenges. The mini-camp costs $70 per child. To register, visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-7275.

Kindergarten Prep begins next week at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. This half-day preschool for ages 3 1/2 to 5 meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. It follows the Mother Goose Time curriculum, is licensed by the state, and teaches colors, shapes and more. Cost is $125 per session. Call 940-349-7275 to register.

Ages 6-13 can learn to cook in King Kids in the Kitchen at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St., every Thursday in January. From 6 to 7 p.m., kids will learn to make exciting lunches for school that are also healthy. Cost is $10 per class. Register by the Friday before each class at www.dentonparks.com , or by calling 940-349-7275.

Ages 6-13 can learn to stand up to bullying in an anti-bullying program at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St. The eight-week class meets from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturdays beginning Jan. 4. The class teaches ways to empower yourself and the harm of bullying. The class is divided up into smaller age groups. Cost is $40. Register at www.dentonparks.com , or by calling 940-349-7275.

Martial arts class sessions are starting now, for children as young as 5 up through adults, at all three recreation centers. Prices vary. Find out more information and register at www.dentonparks.com , or call 940-349-7275.

Dance classes for kids are offered at all three recreation centers. Choose from hip-hop, ballet, tap and jazz, and learn coordination and rhythm. Prices vary. For more information, visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-7275.

Adults can take dance classes at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St. Progressive county starts Tuesday and salsa lessons begin Friday. A partner is required for progressive country, but not salsa. For more information or to register, visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-7275.

Dogs and their owners, ages 12 to adult, can take basic obedience at North Lake Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive, starting Jan. 9. The focus will be on basic commands. Dogs must be 9 weeks or older and must have had their shots (bring shot records to the first class). Cost is $80 per dog. Register by today at www.dentonparks.com , or by calling 940-349-7275.

Swim lessons begin next week for all ages, as young as 6 months up to adults, at the Denton Natatorium, 2700 Long Road. Tuition is $36 to $60 per session. Call 940-349-8800 for more information or to register.

Children ages 3 1/2 to 4 can learn basic skills in the Pee Wee Sports classes starting next week at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. They can play T-ball or take the Sports Sampler and learn about soccer, T-ball and basketball. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate. Class costs $35 per child. Register by Friday at www.dentonparks.com or by calling 940-349-7275.


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