Heights’ Get Rec event Saturday

Herald/Steven Doll - Carmen Colon of Killeen dances during a Zumba class Wednesday evening at the Harker Heights Activities Center. Zumba is one of the programs that will be demonstrated Saturday at the first Get Rec Showcase at the Harker Heights Recreation Center. - - -

By Mason W. Canales

Killeen Daily Herald

HARKER HEIGHTS - The city is showing off its Parks and Recreation programs during the first Get Rec Showcase.

"Come and learn what the Parks and Recreation Department has to offer," said Nichole Broemer, recreation and events coordinator. "We have had people that have asked about our programs - and we can describe them - but it is best to learn firsthand from the instructors."

The event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Recreation Center, 307 Miller's Crossing. The showcase gives the instructors of fencing, tai chi and tae kwon do a chance to discuss their programs and what is required to participate in them.

The event is also a chance to provide information about the city's youth and adult sports leagues, such as baseball, and special events such as Frost Fest.

Senior programs run by the Harker Heights Senior Center also will be on display with instructors and regular members present, Broemer said.

For those who don't want to just talk to instructors, they can also watch several demonstrations.

"Every 20 minutes we will have a new demonstration set up," Broemer said.

Momma Souls, which provides the concession service for the Parks and Recreation sporting events, will be there selling snacks, Broemer said.

While this is the first showcase program, it might not be the last.

"We are hoping to grow through this and offer it throughout the year, because our classes change and it gives people opportunities to advertise their class," Broemer said.

Get Rec Showcase schedule of events

10 a.m. Zumba

10:20 a.m. Senior-line dancing

10:40 a.m. senior-pickle ball

11 a.m. Tae kwon do/Hapkido

11:20 a.m. GetFit

11:40 a.m. Gymnastics

Noon to 1 p.m. Other demonstrations

Contact Mason W. Canales at mcanales@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7554.

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