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Denton Parks and Recreation

Kids in grades 1 to 5 are invited to the Rockin’ Lock-In from 7 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Cost is $15 per child. The event includes a scavenger hunt, giant obstacle course and slide. Kids can try out Rock Band on the Wii, do crafts, play Xbox Kinect on a giant screen and more.

Kids should bring a sleeping bag, pillow and toiletries. Adult supervision is provided, and boys and girls sleep in separate areas. Dinner is not provided, but free breakfast snack is. For more information or to register, call 940-349-7275.

Adults can get an introduction to tennis from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays from June 10 through July 8 at Goldfield Tennis Center, 2005 W. Windsor Drive. “Tennis 101: Beginner Drill” teaches proper grips, forehand, backhand, serve and volley techniques. Cost is $39 per player. Rackets are available to borrow, or purchase a new racket for $20. Register by calling 940-349-8526 or online at www.dentonparks.com.

Water Works Park opens for a pre-season weekend from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Park visitors can enjoy four giant slides outside and one big indoor slide. Season passes are available for $75 per person ($90 for non-Denton residents). Family passes — for two adults and up to four dependent children — cost $225 ($275 for non-residents). For more information about the park, at 2400 Long Road, visit www.dentonwaterworks.com .

The Civic Center Pool will be open daily starting June 8, from noon to 6 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays and 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays. Ages 18 and older get in for $3, while ages 2 to 17 pay $2.25. Children younger than 2 get in free. Pool is located at 515 N. Bell Ave. For more information, call 940-349-8279.

Ages 4 and up can learn Texas Isshinryu Karate Kai from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 4-27, at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St. The class is taught by champion and hall-of-fame black belt instructors, and focuses on discipline, confidence, coordination, fitness and practical self-defense. Cost is $40 per student. Register online at www.dentonparks.com .

Ages 50 and up can Seniorcize from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, June 17-26, at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Cost is $40 per person. The exercise class helps seniors improve range of motion, strength, bone density and overall fitness. For more information and to register, call 940-349-8720.