July 26, 2018, 5:30 PM
May 5, 2018, 8:00 AM - August 17, 2018, 5:00 PM
Registration for summer camps and classes begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 5 for Plano residents and at 5 a.m. on Monday, May 7 for everyone else. Classes begin the week of June 4.
Swim, run, do tae kwon do, brush up on professional development skills, paint, dance, fish or learn to pickleball...these opportunities and more can be found in the Summer 2018 Recreation Catalog.
July 24, 2018, 8:30 AM - July 26, 2018, 12:30 PM @ Plano Event Center
ring your friends and join Professional DJs Dan Quinn & Kaivan "KB" Bazleh for our OontzKids Summer DJ Camp. Here we'll learn about what a DJ does, how and why they do it, and get hands on experience with real DJ equipment, ending with a showcase performance by each student at the end of the camp. Topics covered will include different genres of music and how DJs came about, the role of a DJ in the world of Spotify and Apple Music, basic music concepts such as beats, bars and tempos, phrasing, beat matching, setting cues, song transitions, and even adding color to mixes with cool effects. All equipment will be provided. Students will work in pairs on each station. On the final day of camp, each student will have the opportunity to showcase what they've learned and put on a short 10-15 minute dance set for their parents and classmates! And oh yeah, everyone gets a super cool, really comfy t-shirt.
July 24, 2018, 1:30 PM - July 26, 2018, 5:30 PM @ Plano Event Center
In today's music, we hear so many more sounds than could ever be produced with traditional instruments. Whether you listen to Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, EDM, movie soundtracks, or even country, almost all music today is produced and consumed using some sort of software. If you've ever wanted to create your own beats, your own sounds, or your own style, or just record something of your own, OontzKids DJ Academy has just the class for you - our all new summer camp for producing and performing music with Ableton Live! In this class, we'll learn the fundamentals on software-based virtual instruments. We'll learn how to program and play these instruments, as well as how to record, save, modify, loop, sample, and build a unique live performance of your own customized tracks for an audience. All equipment will be provided including computers, software, synth plugins, MIDI controllers, speakers, and headphones.
July 26, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Courtyard Theater
PRESENTED BY: TOYOTA
Registration required to reserve your spot for this free lecture)
For over 35 years, Bernard Kinsey and his wife Shirley have amassed a collection of art and history that documents the African American experience from 1600 – Civil Rights. The Kinsey Collection is an exhibit containing authentic artifacts, documents, books, letters, manuscripts, photographs and 2 and 3 dimensional art, telling the story of struggle, achievement and contribution that is rarely told or taught in school. The collection has been displayed at 8 museums throughout the country, most recently exhibited at The National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution and visited by over 2.5 million people. Through an engaging and interactive presentation, Bernard Kinsey takes his audiences on a virtual tour of The Kinsey Collection, exploring each item and period in history in a manner that inspires, educates and entertains.
July 23, 2018, 9:00 AM - July 27, 2018, 12:00 PM @ Plano Police Department (Main Station)
Vacation Safety School teaches safety skills to elementary school aged children. There are four separate one-week sessions during the summer. Thirty children, ages 6 to 9, attend each session. The program is operated free of charge to the participants. To qualify, students must be residents of Plano.
Safety lessons are taught primarily by Plano Police Department personnel. Topics include:
• Bicycle Safety
• Explosive Ordinance Robot & Fireworks Safety
• Home Alone Safety
• Policeman is a Friend
• Personal Safety (commonly called Stranger Awareness)
• Traffic Safety
• Gun Safety
• Info to prevent Bullying
During the week, the children are fingerprinted, participate in a bicycle rodeo, and take photos in a police Tahoe vehicle.
Applications for Vacation Safety School are available ; call the Crime Prevention Unit at (972) 941-2431 for application information.
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