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Posted on: September 13, 2017

On the Parks Agenda

The Parks & Recreation Department has a full program agenda that is fun for all ages:

Children’s Fall Dance Classes

  • What: Fall Ballet and Hip Hop classes held every Wednesday taught by former NFL Cheerleader Captain Latasha Gray. Parents can register their children by calling the Recreation & Tennis Center at 281.403.8637. Tuition is due by the fifth of every month. A holiday showcase will be held the last week of classes.
  • When:
    • Toddler Ballet Class, ages 3-4 ($50 first child, $35 per additional child)
      3 – 3:45 p.m. every Wednesday, Sept. 20 – Dec. 6
      Attire – black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes - tutus are optional
    • All-Star Ballet and Hip-Hop Class, ages 5-8 ($75 first child, $60 per additional child)
      4 – 5:45 p.m. every Wednesday, Sept. 20 – Dec. 6
      Attire – athletic wear and tennis shoes (Hip Hop); black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes - tutus are optional (Ballet)
  • Where: Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr.

Shrimp Boil Tennis Tournament

  • What: A chance for doubles teams to enjoy a Saturday full of tennis fun. A complimentary player’s shrimp boil lunch will be served; cost is $35 per player. To register, drop off or mail payments and entry forms to the Recreation & Tennis Center.
  • When: 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7
  • Where: Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr.

Community Night Out

  • What: The Second Annual Community Night Out weekend festival.

    The free celebrations will start on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. That evening, residents and visitors are invited to sway their way through live performances by Jazz Legend Kim Waters, and other national artists: Kyle Turner (Jazz), Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws (Zydeco), Coffey Anderson (Country) and a number of Mariachi groups.

    Then, on Sunday, from 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., we will showcase our First Annual Cultural Festival and Health Fair. Guests will be able to immerse themselves in a global array of food, music and art at this inaugural event. Entertainment will also feature four-time Grammy Award winner Wayne Toups (Zydeco), the Conrad Johnson Orchestra and Karen Briggs (Jazz).

    For more information: www.visitmctx.com.

  • When:
    4 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7
    2:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8
  • Where: City Hall campus, 1522 Texas Pkwy.

How Does it Work? Missouri City Fire & Rescue Services

  • What: A free tour of Missouri City’s Fire Station 1. Participants will get a behind-the-scenes look and learn about the responsibility of the station, its personnel and the assigned equipment. On the day of the tour, participants will meet at the station. To participate in the tour, interested participants must RSVP at the Recreation & Tennis Center or by calling 281.403.8637. Tour spots are limited.
  • When: 10 – 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 13
  • Where: Missouri City Fire & Rescue Services, 3849 Cartwright Rd.

Lacrosse Fall Ball

  • What: A chance for lacrosse fans to work on their game in the off-season. Through structured practice and game simulation, Fall Ball will help players elevate their game to the next level. Players of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate. Register online.
  • When: 1:30 – 3 p.m. every Sunday from Oct. 15 – Nov. 12
  • Where: Ridgeview Park, 3902 Ridgeview Dr.

Acrylic Painting Class

  • What: Painting classes taught in five-week sessions; cost is $75, and beginners are welcome. Classes are taught by professional painter Heather Roy and held on Tuesdays. All supplies are provided. Interested participants can sign up at the Recreation and Tennis Center.
  • When: 9 – 11 a.m. every Tuesday through Nov. 14
  • Where: Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr.

Bingo Night

  • What: $5 monthly senior bingo games for area residents who are 50 and older. Participants will visit with peers, enjoy dinner and play friendly rounds of bingo for great prizes. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
  • When: 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19
  • Where: Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr.

Family Fun Night

  • What: A free literacy night at the Rec. This book-themed evening will feature the Fort Bend County - Sienna Branch Library and a children’s author. The evening will have an open format; families can come and go at their own leisure. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Parental supervision is required. No registration is required.
  • When: 6 – 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20
  • Where: Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr.

Jr. Tennis Intro Lesson

  • What: Free introductory tennis lessons for kids ages 6-16. To register, stop by the Recreation & Tennis Center or call 281.403.8637.
  • When & Where:
    9 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr.
    9 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28 at McLain Park, 12039 McLain Blvd.

Senior Field Trip

  • What: A relaxing day along the San Bernard River. Trip participants will take a 90-minute river cruise on the 1982 Yellowstone Paddlewheeler. Following the cruise will be a tasty lunch at Dido’s Restaurant, an area favorite. Limited spots are available; the trip is $25 and does not include the cost of lunch. Interested participants can reserve a spot by signing up at the Recreation and Tennis Center or by calling 281.403.8637. All trip participants must complete a 2017 trip waiver before departure.
  • When: 9:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24; check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.
  • Where: the bus will depart from the Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr.

Senior Foodies: Capone's Oven & Bar

  • What: A chance to dine with fellow Missouri City seniors at a local restaurant! Newcomers are always welcome. Participants are asked to call the Rec Center at 281.403.8637 to RSVP.
  • When: 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26
  • Where: Capone’s Oven & Bar, 3434 FM 1092 Rd.

Tricks and Treats in the Park

  • What: Festive fun at the City’s annual Tricks & Treats in the Park. Start off the evening with the Monster Mile Fun Run then stroll along the Tricks & Treats Trail. Enjoy the many festivities including a petting zoo, games and candy. For more information, check out the event flyer.
  • When: Saturday, Oct. 28
    3:30 p.m. – Monster Mile Fun Run
    4 – 6 p.m. – Tricks & Treats Trail
  • Where: Buffalo Run Park, 1122 Buffalo Run Blvd.

Senior Casino Trip

  • What: A chance to travel with great company to the Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, La., for $10. This trip has limited capacity - to reserve a spot, interested participants can stop by the Rec & Tennis Center.
  • When: 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14
  • Where: the bus will depart from the Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr.

Rise & Shine Morning Fit Camp

  • What: A chance to get in shape and feel great through body weight exercises taught by instructor Cindy Hardin. All fitness levels are welcome to join. This class is free for members of the Recreation and Tennis Center; $5 day passes are available to non-members. Child care is available during the class. Visit the City’s website to see an updated list of Kid Zone hours.
  • When: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday
  • Where: Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr.

Interested in becoming a vendor at one of the City’s Parks and Recreation events? Fill out the vendor interest form to receive information on events that have vendor opportunities.

Volunteer opportunities are available for many of the Parks & Recreation events listed above. Residents who would like to join the Municipal Volunteer Program may contact Media Relations Specialist III Cory Stottlemyer at 281.403.8532 or fill out a volunteer application on the City Website.

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