Fall 2012 - The City of Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation Department

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Fall 2012 - The City of Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation Department

NewsMaster Composter ClassOct. 11-13Thursday, Oct. 11: 9 p.m.Friday, Oct. 12: 6-9 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 13: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.Pre-registration is required by Oct. 1.$25 registration fee for Grand Prairie residents.$40 registration fee for non-residents.Training locations (over three days)Development Center, City Landfill,Kirby Creek Nature CenterParticipants will receive:• Excellent training featuring nationallyknown instructor Larry Wilhelm• Composting book• Compost thermometer• T-shirt and lunch on SaturdayTo register, call 972-237-8061, emailcomposting@gptx.org. Or register online atwww.gptx.org/composting.Police Chief To GoOver The Edge ForSpecial OlympicsGrand Prairie Police Chief Steve Dye will goover the edge of a 15-story building, rappellingdown, to raise at least $1,000 for SpecialOlympics on Saturday, Nov. 10.The event, sponsored by Special Olympics Texas,is being conducted statewide to raise awarenessand money (and your heart rate) to supportmore than 44,000 Special Olympics Texasathletes. Dallas-areas participants will rappeldown the Bank Tower at Oak Cliff, 400 S. ZangBlvd., in Dallas, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.“This is a great opportunity to support aworthy cause by doing something crazyenough I might be able to raise the $1,000,”said Chief Dye. “I think some of my policeofficers may want to push me off the edgesometimes! But seriously, the departmenthas embraced Special Olympics and all themen and women of the Grand Prairie policedepartment, as well as other city departmentsand the community, are excited about beingable to help.”To contribute toward the $1,000 Chief Dyehas to raise to participate, drop your checkpayable to Special Olympics Texas off at thePublic Safety Building, 1525 Arkansas, GrandPrairie, to the attention of Jennifer Rachels, ormail your check payable to Special OlympicsTexas to:Jennifer RachelsGrand Prairie PolicePO Box 534045Grand Prairie Texas 75053The city also has donation buckets at thesekey locations:City Hall, 317 College St.The Summit, 2975 Esplanade Blvd.Public Safety Building, 1525 Arkansas Ln.Chamber of Commerce, 900 Conover Dr.Show Your Library Card for DiscountsFrom Sept. 1-30, some Grand Prairie businesses will offer discounts to residents whoshow their library cards. The library celebrates National Library Card Signup Week bygiving you more reasons to get “the smartest card.” The cards are free of charge andavailable at any of Grand Prairie’s public libraries. Some of the special deals offered withyour library card include:News newsMixed-Up Burgers Nowat AirportMixed-Up Burgers (formerly known as PattyShack Burgers) has changed their name, but stillhave the same amazing food, superior serviceand ownership. Their original location at 510 E.Ave K in Grand Prairie, is now open again afterrepairs from a recent tornado, and is joined bythis new location at the Grand Prairie Airport,3116 S. Great Southwest Parkway. The airportlocation is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.Visit www.mixedupburgers.com for info.• A free cup of coffee or tea of the day at the Brass Bean• $2 off of any combination ticket at the Palace of Wax/Ripley’s Believe It or Not!and a 15% discount on other qualifying purchases including photo and snack bar.• 25% off at the Tourist Center Gift Shop, 2170 N. Belt Line Road.Watch the city’s website, www.gptx.orgfor more information. Grand Prairie public libraries:Main Library901 Conover Dr., 972-237-5700Betty Warmack Branch Library760 Bardin Road, 972-237-5770Bowles Branch Library2750 Graham St., 972-237-75408 Fall 2012 Life Is GrandCity of Grand Prairie | GPTX.org

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