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    • The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department continues to partner with the El Paso and Ysleta School Districts on Parks at Schools in the city. The schools used for the El Paso School District at the elementary level are Carlos Rivera, Houston and Coldwell. Lincoln, Canyon Hills, Henderson, Wiggs, Cordova, Bassett and Ross are the middle schools to be used in the district. The Ysleta School District will have North Star, R.E.L. Washington, Pebble Hills, South Loop and Eastwood Knolls on the elementary level and Indian Ridge, Valley View and Riverside as the middle school sites. The programmed activities will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. lasting until Labor Day (September 3) at the selected sites and will be free of charge. Activities will take place at the school on the playground sites and athletic tracks.

      "The program has gone very well this summer and tons of credit goes to our staff for this new endeavor in partnering with the schools and working with the neighborhoods." says Parks and Recreation Interim Director, Barry Russell.

    • Get in shape and have fun doing so by starting your own Basketball Team! Start your team at the Carolina Recreation Center's Sunday League. Carolina Center is located at 563 N. Carolina and is now registering teams for the next season of basketball. Games are played on Sundays between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Total fee is $160 per team. Referee fees, $19 per game. Awards are T-shirts for the 1st and 2nd place teams for the regular season and T-shirts for 1st and 2nd placing teams in the playoffs. Registration deadline is August 26. First game tentatively set for September 2, 2007. For more information, please call the center at 594-8934

    • Galatzan Recreation Center at 650 Wallenberg, is now taking registration for guitar classes. Class will be on Mondays 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Thursdays and Fridays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. The class is $25 a month with the first class free. For more information please call 581-5182.

    • The Sun Country Line Dance Association President Diane Lingle recently announced a new name for the organization, citing a need to better identify with the city. The new name is now the El Paso Line Dancing Association. Lingle encourages anyone wishing to learn line dancing to come to the weekly classes at the Eastside Senior Center at 4200 Fierro St. from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Dancers from the class will be giving future demonstrations at future senior dance events. For more information, call 591-4292.

    • Art in the Park will be held on September 22 and 23, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Park (1701 N. Copia) at the corner of Copper and Copia streets in central El Paso. The event is free to the public. Art in the Park features arts and crafts, along with dancing and music. Door prizes will be given out each hour, and there will also be great entertainment. Vendor booths are still available. For more information on this event, call Eliseo Duran at 533-3311.

    • The Dog Park at Eastwood Park is not far away from being completely finished for usage by dog owners in the city. The Dog Park, which was relocated due to the floods of 2006, has been moved to higher elevation along with new gravel and is aesthetically beautiful. For information, call 541-4331.

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