Pearland Parks & Recreation: Rec Report – February 2014

Gimme a (Heart) Beat!  Zumbathon® at the RCN!
The party is back in action this month with another great Zumbathon® fundraising event! Are you ready to dance the night away? If not, get ready because the party begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 7 at the Recreation Center & Natatorium. Meet great people, be led by dynamic instructors and get ready to get your heart beating. All donations to benefit the American Heart Association. $10 minimum donation in order to participate in the 2-hour Zumbathon® program. Click here for more information.
Daddy Daughter Date Night – “A Candy-Land Adventure!”

Don’t miss the opportunity to make memories that will last a lifetime! On February 22, from 6 to 8 p.m., daddies and daughters are invited to attend Daddy Daughter Date Night, a special once-a-year evening devoted to the relationship and bonds between father and daughter. The event’s theme, “A Candy-Land Adventure” is sure to leave sweet lasting memories as Pearland Junior High South is transformed into a magical land of gumdrops, candy canes and lollipops. There will be dancing, fun contests, desserts and a photo area where our photographer will take commemorative photos. Couples are $30, with additional siblings added for only $10 more. To register, search Barcodes 19384 (Couple) and 19385 (Siblings).

Houston Rockets Presidents Day Clinic

The Houston Rockets Presidents Day Clinic is designed to improve the skills of any young basketball player. Throughout this one-day clinic, students will receive professional instruction in all areas of the game including dribbling, shooting, blocking and defense. They will also learn valuable lessons about sportsmanship and the team concept. As a bonus, players will receive a ticket to an upcoming Rockets game! The clinic is open to boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 15, and will be held at the Pearland Recreation Center & Natatorium from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, February 17. The cost of the clinic is $45 per child. Train with expert coaches from the National Basketball Academy and experience all the fun and excitement of being associated with an NBA team! Register online at The Basketball Academy or call 832.392.0749 for more information.

Recreational Youth Flag Football Leagues

Pearland Parks & Recreation invites all youth flag football players to register for our spring recreational flag football league, the premier league for boys and girls ages 7 to 12. This league is designed to teach teamwork, the fundamentals of football and preparation for future football teams. All players receive a flag football jersey, flag belt, mouth guard and individual awards. The season consists of two practices per week, with a 7-week game schedule and a single-elimination playoff for the top four teams in each division (with the exception of the 8 & Under division). The cost is $90 for residents, $120 for non-residents. For more information, please contact Chris Warnick, Assistant Athletic Coordinator, at 281.412.8905.

The Surprising Nutritional Benefits…of Chocolate!
Do you love chocolate? Who doesn’t, right? February is a big month for chocolate consumption, as candy-filled hearts are thrust upon us by our eager valentines. But it’s just so bad for you…isn’t it? Actually, think again! Chocolate can be very beneficial in a number of surprising ways! Get ready to learn how to “Get Healthy with Chocolate,” the latest topic in our continuing series of nutritional seminars. Join us at the Recreation Center & Natatorium on February 10 at 6 p.m. and learn how to make chocolate your friend, not your foe! Nutritional seminars are free for RCN members, and just $5 for non-members.
Zumba Classes at the Westside Event Center

The Westside Event Center is currently taking registration for ongoing Zumba classes to take place this month! Classes are held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Classes are just $15 for residents and $35 for non-residents. Zumba is a mix of hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy dance moves that will have you sweating off the pounds! Both men and women are welcome, and the first class is always FREE! You can’t lose with Zumba at the WEC! For more information, contact Lesley Thomas, Program Specialist, or call 713.436.8600.

Kid’z Nite Out Means Fun for Kids…and a Night Off for You!
Join us on the second Saturday of every month for a night full of games, contests, crafts and high-energy entertainment as Kid’z Nite Out returns to the RCN! The February Kid’z Nite Out date is February 8! Kids ages 3 to 11 will have tons of fun meeting up with friends or just hanging out! Each Kidz Nite Out event will provide a different themed experience as our theme changes each month. Dinner will be served to each registrant, so parents can take full advantage of having a night out, too! Ages 6 years and younger will enjoy a night of activities in our famous Kid’z Korner. More than one kiddo coming? Save $5 off each additional child! For more information, please contact Kendrick Gray, Recreation Specialist, or call 281.412.8915.

Summer Camp Registration Opens February 10
We know it’s still winter, but are you ready for Summer Camp? Get a jump on your summer plans and sign up your children for one of our summer camps: Camp K.I.A. (Kids in Action) is for children ages 6 to 10 and Camp Mahalo is for ages 11 to 14. Both camps are supervised by degreed professionals and feature a low staff-to-camper ratio. Each camper should bring a sack lunch and water bottle each day to camp. A morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Each camp session will include at least one field trip typically held on Thursdays. Registration for summer camp begins February 10! Please contact Mary Kate Ward, Recreation Coordinator, at 281.412.8909 or visit our website for more information

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