The Epic Roadshow travels to Hot August Nights & more!

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The Epic Roadshow
Enter to Win a free EPIC Membership for The Epic Recreation, Arts and Entertainment Center. Join us at these fun events to find the EPIC mobile trailer stocked with giveaways, answers to questions on The Epic and enter to win memberships at The Epic. See you on the road …through Grand Prairie!

Friday, August 3 from 5-9 p.m.
EpicCentral located off Arkansas and Epic Place for Hot Aug Nights featuring live music from Rock Band The Vinyl Stripes on the GrandLawn
EPIC fitness equipment demos at The Epic Roadshow trailer between The Epic and Epic Waters

Friday, August 10 from 5-9 p.m.
EpicCentral located off Arkansas and Epic Place for Hot Aug Nights featuring live music from County Music Performer Blane Howard on the GrandLawn
EPIC Arts and Music demos at The Epic Roadshow trailer between The Epic and Epic Waters

Saturday, August 11 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Lynn Creek Lake Park located at 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway for Pulling Together Epic Tug-of-War Battle East vs. West Benefiting Children’s Cancer Fund
EPIC fitness equipment demos at The Epic Roadshow trailer

Friday, August 17 from 12-4 p.m.
The Ruthe Jackson Center located at 3113 S. Carrier Parkway centrally located in Grand Prairie for all who stop by for FREE GIVEAWAY DAY
Enter to win a FREE Membership and in addition there will be several chances to win a FREE Party Rental at The Epic

Friday, Aug 17 from 5-9 p.m.
EpicCentral located off Arkansas and Epic Place for Hot Aug Nights featuring live music from Classics Band Memphis Soul on the GrandLawn
EPIC fitness equipment demos at The Epic Roadshow trailer between The Epic and Epic Waters

Saturday, August 18 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon
The Grand Prairie Main Library located at 901 Conover Drive for the End of Summer Reading Program
EpicRadio.com will be doing book reviews with kids to be featured on The Epic internet radio

Friday, August 24 from 5-9 p.m.
EpicCentral located off Arkansas and Epic Place for Hot Aug Nights featuring live music from All-Star Jazz Combo Mood Swings on the GrandLawn
EPIC fitness equipment demos at The Epic Roadshow trailer between The Epic and Epic Waters

The Epic Welcomes the new Supervisor of Fitness & Wellness: Robert Serna

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The Epic welcomes its newest addition to the team, the Supervisor of Fitness & Wellness, Robert Serna.

Robert is a fitness fanatic! He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington and holds a degree in Exercise Science. He began his fitness career in 2002 as a personal trainer. He has managed teams of fitness professionals as a Fitness Manager for 24 Hour Fitness, taught group exercise including bootcamps, became a master trainer, and helped hundreds of clients reach countless fitness goals.

Robert enjoys practicing what he preaches by being active, eating healthy, and always taking his fitness to the next level by competing. He enjoys obstacle course racing, triathlons, 5k races, and fitness competitions. He is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and is looking forward to bringing elite fitness to the City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Department with our EpicFit programs.

First Take: EPIC Reads

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Imagine relaxing in the spacious and sunny epicenter of a recreation facility like no other, The Epic. You can grab a delicious and tasty café treat and pick out a grand book to enjoy. Any of the books you choose can be checked out and returned from the EPIC Reads lending library located on site at The Epic. EPIC Reads introduces a whole new way of accessing library services. Like a Redbox, you simply use your Grand Prairie library card to check out best sellers, DVDs, and audiobooks. Return items and retrieve your reserved items as well. Epic Reads will hold up to 1,000 items available for checkout. Accessible anytime The Epic is open, EPIC Reads offers you a quick and convenient method of library use. You can sip your coffee or freshly squeezed juice while you dive into a good book. When you need a break from reading, take a stroll outside on the boardwalk that sits lakeside with amazing art work, purple martin and monarch butterfly sanctuaries, and restrooms. It will be your new favorite location to enjoy!

Get your free library card today online at www.gptx.org/library or at any Grand Prairie library location. See you at The Epic this spring 2018.

 

Amanda Alms
General Manager – The Epic

The New Guest Services Venue Supervisor has been named!

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Ellen Bagley joined the Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Department in the summer of 2016 as Recreation Coordinator at The Summit Active Adult Center. She is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University and holds a degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences. While at Texas A&M, Ellen worked as a historical interpreter for Texas Parks and Wildlife and always envisioned a career in the National Park Service. However, she discovered a personal passion for fitness and wellness and found her way into community recreation. Prior to joining The Summit, Ellen has over 15 years of customer service and guest relations experience. She cares deeply about community wellness, traveling, recreation, strength training, yoga, and is a self-proclaimed foodie. Ellen is thrilled to be a part of The Epic team and can’t wait for opening day coming early spring of 2018!

Welcome Zach Balch to The Epic Team!

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With a degree in Outdoor Recreation from the University of North Texas, Zach Balch had his heart set to work in the mountains. However, he fortuitously found his way into the music industry with an internship with The National Academy of Recording Arts and Science (the folks that put on The GRAMMYs) in Austin his senior year. Working with South By Southwest, The Gibson Guitar Showroom and Austin legends Grooveline Horns (Jason Mraz, Kelly Clarkson, Zac Brown Band) Zach’s love of music became a gateway to a diverse career.

Following his year in Austin, Zach moved back to Dallas in 2011 to pursue a career in songwriting and record producing. He co-founded Flint Creek Records, which has seen the creative process through for dozens of client projects in Dallas, Fort Worth, Nashville, Austin and Lubbock. He recorded and toured extensively before stepping into the music licensing field with FirstCom Music, a Dallas-based division of Universal Music Group. In this role, he placed music in film, TV, Advertising and other audio/video works. He currently teaches Music Business at Media Tech Institute in Carrolton and operates his recording studio and record label.

Zach brings to The Epic not only a degree in Parks and Recreation, but a unique array of professional experience in performing, writing, producing and facilitating other artists.

Welcome Our Assistant Epic Manager

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The new Assistant Epic Manager, Brian Chapin, is a graduate of the University of Missouri. Brian’s background consists of community recreation facility and event management, athletics, and aquatics programming. Most recently, Brian has worked at North Richland Hills Aquatics, Fitness and Activities 86,000 square foot recreation facility, the NRH Centre. He enjoys working out, participating in local parks and recreation sports leagues, and listening to live music in and around the DFW area. Brain has a passion for recreation, fitness, sports, customer service, and community engagement, which is what makes opening The Epic a dream come true.

We are proud to announce that two important positions are now open and will remain open until 9-21-2017 at 5pm.

Supervisor of Media, Fire Arts and Events—The Epic
$51,417 starting range
Position will oversee: Recording Studio, Epic Theater, EpicRadioGP.com, Film Editing Bays, Artist in Residence and Art programs at The Epic. We will have a secondary position that will open in approximately 60 days.

Supervisor of Guest Services-Guests—-The Epic
$51,417 starting range
Responsible for all the Guest Services and Facility Operations.

There will be three more supervisor positions opened toward the end of this September; Youth Programs Supervisor; Athletics and Aquatics Supervisor; and Fitness and Wellness Supervisor. The middle of October there will be Recreation Coordinator positions opened in a variety of different areas such as Youth, Aquatics. Therapeutic Recreation, Media Arts, Fine Arts, Guest Services and Finance. During the first part of November there will be Guest Services, Building Services and a range of different Part-time positions open. For all the scoop or to apply, please go to gptx.org/jobs.

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