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FREEFIT
The City of College Station have teamed up with local fitness professionals to offer FreeFit, a free community workout offered at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday’s at the W.A. Tarrow Pavilion, located at the Lincoln Recreation Center. This 45-minute class will feature a variety of workouts for all ages and fitness levels. Modifications will be provided and no equipment or pre-registration is required.  In lieu of a fee, monetary donations will be accepted to benefit Project Sunshine.

Are you up for the challenge? For every FreeFit class you attend, you will earn points to win prizes. The more classes you attend, the more chances you have to win. Winners will be drawn at the Family Fit Fest on Saturday, July 26.

May 3 - Insanity
May 10 - Vinyasa Flow Yoga
May 17 - Insanity
May 24 - Boot Camp
May 31 - Insanity
June 7 - Vinyasa Flow Yoga
June 14 - Insanity
June 21 - Boot Camp
June 28 - Insanity
July 5 - Vinyasa Flow Yoga
July 12 - Insanity
July 19 - Boot Camp
July 26 - Kid Friendly Insanity & Family Fit Fest

INSANITY taught by Your Fitness Girl, Erika Ervin -- Class will use max interval training techniques that include cardio and polymeric drills with intervals of strength, power, resistance, and core training. Exercises will combine long bursts of maximum-intensity exercises with short periods of rest.

BOOT CAMP taught by Innovative Fitness Lead Trainer, Terrance Smith -- Class includes a variety of exercises geared towards cardiovascular training by combining intervals of maximum effort followed by an active recovery. Exercises will also focus on flexibility and agility.

VINYASA FLOW YOGA taught by Fitness Instructor, Susannah McNutt -- Class will work on core and leg strength, overall flexibility and well-being. Exercise your mind, body, and soul, reduce anxiety, improve flexibility, relieve stress, and improve respiratory functions through the power of yoga.

FAMILY FIT FEST -- Bring the whole family out on Saturday, July 26 for a kid friendly Insanity class followed by an action-packed morning of fun and fitness. This free event from 8:30-11:30 a.m. is designed to engage parents and kids in fitness and nutrition activities. Participants can enjoy music, food and interactive booths hosted by local organizations and businesses. Prizes will also be awarded to FreeFit participants.

For more information, email parks@cstx.gov or call 979.764.3486.


HERSEY'S TRACK & FIELD GAMES
The HERSHEY’S Track and Field Games — an event for kids 9-14 years old that’s been hosted across the United States and beyond for more than 30 years — will be held at Merrill Green Stadium at Bryan High School on May 17 at 10 a.m. Registration runs from March 17 to May 16.

The games are sponsored by The Hershey Company and co-hosted locally by parks and recreation departments from the cities of Bryan and College Station. The goal is to encourage physical fitness among youth and emphasize participation and sportsmanship.

Kids from across the Brazos Valley can sign-up at no cost in up to three of the following events: 50-meter dash, 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash, 4x100-meter relay, standing long jump and softball throw.

- Relay teams must be formed prior to the games.
- Age categories are as followed: 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14.
- Age is determined by how old the participant will be on Dec. 31, 2014.

Local winners will advance to the state final in Austin. Winners at that level may become eligible for competition at the North American Final held in Hershey, Penn.

There is no cost to participate, and you must register in person (a certified birth certificate is required) at either the Bryan Parks & Recreation Office or at Stephen C. Beachy Central Park. For more information, email glogan@cstx.gov or call 979.764.3486.


STARLIGHT MUSIC SERIES
Get ready to load up your coolers, blankets and lawn chairs for free entertainment during the City of College Station's Starlight Music Series at Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater.

May 3 – DEL CASTILLO, with guest Los Texmaniacs
May 24 – CODY JOHNSON, with guest Curtis Grimes
June 7 – MATT WERTZ, with Brad Cooper

Admission is free, gates open at 6 p.m. and the concerts begin at 7. Guests may bring their own refreshments, but glass containers are not allowed. Coolers must be 48 quarts or smaller. Refreshments and souvenir shirts will be on sale. Parking is available at Post Oak Mall, and handicap parking will be located off of Colgate Drive.

For more information, including music samples from each artist, visit cstx.gov/starlight.


JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION
Lincoln Recreation Center, recognized by the Texas Historic Landmark Commission, presents a summer heritage holiday of commemoration and fun.

Praises at the Pavilion “O How Excellent is Thy Name”  |  June 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Join us at W.A. Tarrow Pavilion for an evening of praises through songs of gospel. Area spiritual groups, soloists and praise teams will give musical renditions reflecting Juneteeth, a day of Jubilee and freedom.

Freedom Walk  |  June 19 at 9 a.m.
A 2.2-mile walk from the Lincoln Recreation Center to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in honor of June 19, 1865, the day of acknowledgement and freedom for Texas slaves.

June Fest  |  June 19 from 5-8 p.m.
A family-friendly evening filled with music, amusement jumps, games and good times.

For more information, email parks@cstx.gov or call 979.764.3486.


FREEDOM CELEBRATION
Join us for a night of free entertainment at the City of College Station Freedom Celebration at Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater on Saturday, June 21,  In conjunction with the Lincoln Recreation Center and area agencies, we will reflect and rejoice through music and food.

Admission is free, gates open at 6 p.m. and the concerts begin at 7. Guests may bring their own refreshments, but glass containers are not allowed. Coolers must be 48 quarts or smaller. Refreshments and souvenir shirts will be on sale. Parking is available at Post Oak Mall, and handicap parking will be located off of Colgate Drive.

For more information, email parks@cstx.gov or call 979.764.3486.


NEIGHBORHOOD FISHING CLINIC
The College Station Parks & Recreation Department is hosting the Texas Parks & Wildlife Neighborhood Fishing Clinic on Saturday, July 12 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Pond. Free to all ages, participants will learn family fisheries stewardship, how to tie lures, identify fish, and interpret state regulations.

Equipment will be provided, but participants can bring their own rod and reel, fly rod, cane pole or gear to participate. Individuals over 17 years old will need a valid fishing license with a freshwater endorsement to fish during the event.

For more information, email parks@cstx.gov or call 979.764.3486.


T.A.A.F. GAMES OF TEXAS
The Games of Texas is an annual event that is governed by the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation, a non-profit organization representing municipal park and recreation department and related organizations throughout the state.

The City of College Station in collaboration with the City of Bryan and Texas A&M University will host the 2014 games, July 31- Aug. 4. with a total of fourteen sport venues including; archery, baseball, bowling, disc golf, kickball, lifeguard training competition, skateboard, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and track & field.

For more information or to register, visit taaf.com or call 979.764.3486.


COME & SKATE IT
The third annual Come & Skate It skateboarding competition in conjunction with the T.A.A.F. Games of Texas is set for Saturday, Aug. 2 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Each age division will compete in a five-minute Jam Session format. Medals will be awarded in each category and all participants are required to wear helmets.

AGE DIVISIONS
13 & under
14-17 yrs
18 & up
Girls Only

COMPETITIONS
Best Trick on Rail/Stairs
Best All-Around Run
Best in Bowl

Register online at rectrac.cstx.gov before Aug. 1. Registration is $20 and includes: all three competitions, goodie bag and t-shirt. For more information, call 979.764.3486 or email Kelly Kelbly at kkelbly@cstx.gov.


MORE INFORMATION

For more information call 979.764.3486 or visit Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Office, located at 1000 Krenek Tap Road in College Station.

Last updated: 4/18/2014 9:57:14 AM