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Glass Recreation Center’s Programs and Summer Camps

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Summertime is fast approaching and Tyler Parks and Recreation have summer camps planned with your child in mind. Registration is open for all programs listed. Sign your child up today.

Glass Summer Camp

Summer Camp will begin Tuesday, May 28 and will run through Friday, Aug. 2, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for kids ages 6 to 12. The Glass Recreation Center’s fun-filled summer events include: sports, games, swimming, arts and crafts, field trips and so much more. The cost to participate is $175 per child for 10 weeks. Early drop off and late pick up have an additional fee. Space is limited to 100 kids.

Counselor in Training Program

Too old to be a camper but not old enough to be a counselor? Glass Rec will offer a counselor in training (CIT) program for kids ages 14 to 16. CIT trainees will learn the basics of camp counseling while having fun. Each trainee will receive one t-shirt, their First Aid certification, a letter of recommendation, volunteer hours and job skills for the future.  Individuals must complete an application before being considered for the program. The cost to participate is $85 per child with all field trips included. Space is limited.

Summer Playground Program

The Tyler Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the Summer Playground Program again this summer at various city parks. The Program will begin on Tuesday, May 28 and continues through Friday, Aug. 2.  Playground leaders will be at each location from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The program is free to children ages 6 to 12.  Each location will provide breakfast and lunch along with sports, arts and crafts, games and other special events. This year we are excited to offer field trips to participants of this program.

Park locations:

  • Bergfeld Park, 1510 S. College Ave.
  • Emmett J. Scott Park, 1710 N. Confederate Ave.
  • P.T. Cole Park, 1001 S. Vine St.

Art Camp

Beginning June 17 through June 21, Glass Recreation Center will host an Art Camp.  Campers will work with primary colors and will learn different techniques each day.  On Friday, campers will use techniques learned at camp to create a canvas masterpiece to take home. Children ages 6 to 13 are welcome. Fee for this camp is $30 per child all supplies included. Space is limited.

Music Camp

Glass Recreation Center will host a keyboarding camp for children ages 7 through 11 from June 10 through June 14. The camp will offer two sessions: from 10 to 11 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to noon. The fee is $30 per student per session or two sessions for $50.


Join the Glass Recreation Center’s Fencing Club.  Classes are held on Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fees for this class is $40 per month or $10 per session. All equipment is provided. Adults and kids are welcome. Try your first month FREE!

For more information about any of these events, please visit the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department’s website at or call the Glass Recreation Center at (903) 595-7271. The Glass Recreation Center is located at 502 W. 32nd St.


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Summer FUN at the Tyler Public Library



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Downtown Tyler

FREE Summer Movies: “Mary Poppins Returns” & “Interstellar”

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The Library, 201 S. College Ave., Downtown Tyler, provides Summer Movies to entertain all ages and provide a nice cool space to escape the summer heat. Come enjoy a movie in the auditorium (located past the bathrooms on the first floor). Feel free to bring pillows, blankets, and carpet friendly snacks! Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult (over 18) at all times. These movies are free to attend.

  • June 17th (2pm): “Mary Poppins Returns,” PG
  • June 18th (10:30am): “Mary Poppins Returns,” PG
  • June 21st (1:30pm): “Interstellar,” PG-13
  • June 24th (2pm): “Early Man,” PG
  • June 28th (1:30pm): “Gravity,” PG-13
  • July 1st (10:30am): “Wall-E,” G
  • July 1st (2pm): “Sherlock Gnomes,” PG
  • July 2nd (10:30am): “Treasure Planet,” PG
  • July 3rd (10:30am): “How to Train Your Dragon,” PG
  • July 3rd (2pm): “Smallfoot,” PG
  • July 5th (10:30am): “Planes,” PG
  • July 5th (1:30pm): “Independence Day,” PG-13
  • July 8th (2pm): “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” PG
  • July 9th (10:30am): “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” PG
  • July 12th (1:30pm): “Star Trek,” PG-13
  • July 15th (2pm): “LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part,” PG
  • July 16th (10:30am): “LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part,” PG
  • July 19th (1:30pm) “Solo,” PG-13
  • July 22nd (2pm): “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” PG
  • July 23rd (10:30am): “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” PG
  • July 26th (1:30pm): “Spaceballs,” PG
  • July 29th (10:30am): “Paddington 2,” PG
  • July 29th (2pm): “Coco,” PG
  • July 30th (2pm): “Lilo and Stitch,” PG
  • July 31st (10:30am): “Despicable Me 3,” PG
  • July 31st 2pm): “Toy Story,” G
  • August 1st (10:30am): “Monsters Inc.,” G
  • August 1st (2pm): “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” PG
  • August 2nd (10:30am): “Incredibles 2,” PG
  • August 2nd (1:30pm): “First Man,” PG-13

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True Vine Brewing: It’s Getting Hot at the Brewery


True Vine Brewing is located at 2453 Earl Campbell Parkway, Tyler. True Vine is open Monday-Wednesday 4-9pm, Thursday 4-11pm, Friday and Saturday 11am-11pm.

True Vine is a local brewery built and inspired by: Integrity. Community. Love.

True Vine is all about putting their neighbors before themselves and crafting brews that reflect the same, bringing people together and building community.

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About True Vine:

Pay it Forward: Who Will You Cheers Too?

Pay it forward…with beer! Introducing True Vine’s “Cheers To…” wall. If you know True Vine you know they love a good cheers, and they want you guys to be able to join in on those! So here’s how it works: you come in and buy a “Cheers To…” card for someone not currently with you. Maybe it’s a friend or family member, maybe it’s for a teacher or veteran. You then write that person’s name (or title) on the card, write them a note on the back, and stick it on the wall. The next time that person comes into the True Vine taproom, they can look for their name on the wall, pull the card down, and redeem it for a tasty brew!

Events this month are:

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