|Parks and Recreation
On Saturday, November 4, the annual Fall Festival was held at Unity Park. The event featured food vendors, local arts and crafts vendors, activities for children, and a performance by MoonGlass Showband. The Highland Village Professional Firefighters Association served BBQ in the food court area. Activities for children included face painting, bounce houses, train rides, carnival games, petting zoo, and a magic show. Approximately 2,000 people came out and took part in the festival.
Monday: Assorted Card Games - Dealer’s Choice, Spades in the Library
Tuesday: Assorted Card Games - Dealer’s Choice, Dominoes, 42
Thursday: Assorted Card Games - Dealer’s Choice, Bridge, Rummikub
On Tuesday, 22 Senior All-Stars enjoyed a Lunch and Learn sponsored by Grenadier Homes. Following a presentation on their new community designed for those 55 and up, the Senior All-Stars enjoyed Italian food from Olive Garden.
Community Education Classes
Yoga classes are available at The Robert & Lee DuVall Center. There are two options: Yoga Foundation Beginners on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and Yoga Fitness: Beginner/Intermediate on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. For more information, please contact Rachel Swan at (214) 641-4236 or email@example.com.
Adams “At-Home” Kempo Kids Karate classes are held on Saturdays for children ages four and up. Indoor classes take place at The Robert & Lee DuVall Center at 9:00 a.m. and outdoor classes are held at Unity Park at 10:30 a.m.
Fit4Mom is held on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.at Unity Park and on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at Doubletree Ranch Park.
Camp Gladiator is held at Unity Park on Monday at 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 6:30 p.m. as well as on Thursday at 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 6:30 p.m.
Tai Chi Gung is held Mondays from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at T Robert & Lee DuVall Center FREE of charge.
Pilates Strength & Core for 50 is held Sundays at 9:00 a.m. at The Robert & Lee DuVall Center.
Outdoor Recreational Pickleball open court is available at Unity Park. Pickleball nets and balls are located on-site for set up. All ages are welcome to play FREE of charge and residency is not required. Don’t forget to bring your paddle!
Indoor Recreational Pickleball open court is available weekly on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at The Robert & Lee DuVall Center. All ages are welcome to play FREE of charge and residency is not required.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding is available by appointment only. Contact Juliet at (214) 717-2031 for an appointment. Bluet SUP will be offering daily rentals, SUP yoga classes, private lessons, tours, and group parties. Please see Bluet SUP at www.BluetSup.com, on Facebook, or on Instagram for current classes offered as well as rental days/times available.
Jana Onstead met with Marc Carroll from Work Compass to learn about their Performance Management products.
Kimberly Lopez coordinated safety inspections with the Safety Committee on Tuesday. Representatives from all departments serve on the committee and conduct the inspections. Todd Hutson, David Harney, Charles Ciampi, Bobby Salmon, Layne Cline, Matt Ansted, Travis Nokes, Jason Collier, and Kimberly Lopez conducted site reviews. Inspections help identify safety issues and we appreciate the Safety Committee scheduling site inspections of all city facilities.
Jana Onstead and Vanesa Childers attended the Ethics Board meeting on Monday night.
Vanesa Childers and Jane Ponder held orientation for two employees on Wednesday.
Jana Onstead attended a Municipal Human Resources Association (MHRA) meeting on Thursday. This group of North Texas city Human Resources Directors meets periodically to discuss current events in the world of Human Resources.