Tropical beaches and fruity drinks with paper umbrellas may not be in the cards for everyone during this spring break.

For those who will be enjoying a week off from school, the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library and Parks and Recreation Department have several activities planned to beat the boredom.

Children can spend the week with the Parks and Recreation staff doing indoor/outdoor games, board games, visits to the park and more.

“This year’s theme is ‘Spring into Action,’ meaning they will be doing a lot of active-type activities,” said Nichole Broemer, recreation and events coordinator. “The children will do spring crafts, indoor/outdoor games, field trips to the library, visiting the park, learning to line dance and more.”

She said the Athletics Department is going to show them different activities such as archery, pickle ball, wheelchair basketball and bocce.

Registration ends March 6. The fee is $65 for nonresidents and $60 for residents. Parents can register their children online at or at the Harker Heights Recreation Center.

In addition to regular programs and story times, library staff will hold a spring break kick-off gaming party from 1 to 4 p.m. March 8. The event will feature Wii games and Pokemon along with classic board games.

For school-age children, families can visit the library at 2 p.m. daily for events, including arts and crafts, movies, building blocks and a hands-on science project. Call the library at 254-953-5491.

Contact Vanessa Lynch at or 254-501-7567.

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