Brooklyn Park Recreation and Parks Winter 2016–17

Brooklyn Park Recreation and Parks Winter 2016–17

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Brooklyn Park Recreation and Parks Winter 2016–17

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Weekend of

Crafting “Creative

Chaos” Jan. 13–15

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Registration for swimming begins Dec. 15

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ABC PRE-K

New Nature-

Based Curriculum

RECREATION AND PARKS

Locations and Contacts

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMING FOR ALL AGES

After-school classes, instructional sports classes, fitness programs, art and dance classes, special events, adult trips, school vacation-day programming, fall activities, teen programs, winter activities and more!

COMMUNITY

ACTIVITY CENTER

AND ICE ARENA

5600 85

TH

AVENUE N

763-493-8333

ZANEWOOD

RECREATION

CENTER

7100 ZANE AVENUE N

763-315-8444

BUILDING HOURS

Visit www.brooklynpark.org/RecreationandParks/CAC

CAC Registration and Facility Information

763-493-8333

Mark Palm—Facility Coordinator 763-493-8245

Wayne Roehrich—Maintenance Supervisor 763-493-8342

RECREATION AND PARKS

Director and Managers

Jody Yungers—Director 763-493-8337

Jan Ficken—Manager, Recreation Programs 763-493-8340

Brad Tullberg—Manager, Parks and Facilities 763-493-8344

Mike Kimble—Project Manager, Parks 763-493-8357

Rebecca Dally-Peek—Administrative Assistant 763-493-8367

Recreation Programs Supervisors

Pat Busch—Senior Programs, Adult Fitness 763-493-8254

Jen Gillard—Arts, Summer Camps, Adaptive Rec 763-315-8459

Steve Gulenchyn—Field Recreation, Youth Sports 763-493-8343

Gina Norris—Community Center Rentals, Media 763-315-8427

Parks Maintenance Staff

Greg Hoag—Manager, Park & Building Maint. 763-493-8350

Chris Sullivan—Field Supervisor 763-493-8124

Mark Anderson—City Forester 763-493-8126

BUILDING HOURS

Monday – Friday, 12 N ooN

– 9 pm

; Saturday, 12 N ooN

– 4 pm

Zanewood will be closed for certain events and holidays including (but not limited to): Nov. 24–27, Dec. 24–26, Dec. 30–Jan. 2, Jan 19, Feb 20 and Apr 16.

Zanewood Registration and Facility Information

763-315-8444

Pam McBride—Youth Services Coordinator 763-493-8303

Michelle Margo—Facility & Program Coordinator 763-315-8409

Anthony Bates—Program Specialist 763-488-6375

Paul Vang—Program Specialist 763-315-8455

BROOKLAND

GOLF PARK

8232 REGENT AVENUE N

763-488-6497

John Lindman, Manager

Lisa Eggleston, Instruction

Tee times: 763-488-6497 www.brooklandgolfpark.org

EDINBURGH USA

8700 EDINBROOK PARKWAY

763-315-8500

Don Berry, Manager / PGA Pro

763-315-8552

Recorded Info: 763-493-8098

Tee times: 763-315-8550 www.edinburghusa.org

RECREATION AND PARKS ADVISORY COMMISSION

Commission Members at Large

(as of April 2016)

Shawna Audette

Kimberly Carpenter

Monica Dillenburg

Mindy Frost

Adedoja Jinadu

Michelle Mersereau

Cindy Matthew

Marc Nolen

Paul Obinger

Linda Peschl

Mayata White

Jane Wilson

City Council Liaison Planning Commission Liaison

Mike Trepanier Michael Kisch

EIDEM HOMESTEAD

Brooklyn Park's historical farm

4345 101

ST

AVENUE N

763-493-4604

Eve Burlingame, Manager

Farm tour reservations:

763-488-6336

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EVENTS AROUND

THE

CITY

Click below to go to page

TOM TURKEY SKATE AND JAZZERCISE

CAC, Thursday, November 24, 9–10:30 am

...see pg 8

A NORWEGIAN CHRISTMAS

Eidem Homestead, Sat.–Sun., Dec. 3–4, 1–4 pm

...pg 10

SKATE WITH SANTA

CAC, Saturday, December 3, 2:15–3:45 pm

...see pg 8

“DECK THE HALLS HOLIDAY SHOW” LUNCHEON

CAC, Thursday, December 8, 11 am

–1:30 pm

...see pg 38

LIONS WAFFLE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

CAC, Saturday, December 10, 7:30 am

12 pm

...see pg 8

CREATIVE CHAOS CRAFTING WEEKEND

CAC, Friday–Sunday, January 13–15...details on pg 8

MARTIN LUTHER KING CELEBRATION ICE SKATING

CAC, Monday, January 16, 12:15–2:15 pm

...see pg 9

SENIOR VALENTINE LUNCHEON

CAC, Thursday, February 9, 11 am

–1:30 pm

...see pg 38

VALENTINE’S ICE SKATING EVENT

CAC, Saturday, February 11, 2:15–3:45 pm

...see pg 9

FAMILY VALENTINE BINGO

Zanewood, Saturday, February 11, 2–4 pm

...pg 9 or 23

PRESIDENTS’ DAY ICE SKATING EVENT

CAC, Monday, February 20, 12–2 pm

...see more on pg 9

NWHHSC SENIOR SPRING FORUM

CAC, Wednesday, March 29, 8:30 am

–N ooN

...see pg 38

SKATE WITH EASTER BUNNY ICE SKATE EVENT

CAC, Saturday, April 1, 2:15–3:45 pm

...see pg 9

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ANNUAL SPRING ICE SHOW

CAC, Friday and Saturday, April 7– 8...see pg 9 or 31

RECREATION AND PARKS

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Recreation & Parks Information ...... 2–5

Community Engagement/Events ....6–9

Eidem Homestead / Historical Farm .......10

Aquatics / Swimming Lessons ...........11–13

Inclusion / Adaptive Recreation ....14–15

Preschool (Ages 3–5) ......................... 16

Youth Sports.................................17–19

Youth Athletic Associations ........ 20–21

Youth Programs (Grades K–5) ..... 22–23

Teen Programs (Grades 6–12) ...... 24–25

Dance, Art, and Music .................. 26–27

Golf Courses/Golf Lessons ........... 28–29

Ice Skating / Hockey ..................... 30–32

Adult Athletics / Adult Fitness ..... 33–36

Adults on the Move / 50-Plus ....... 37–41

Rentals / Special Use Facilities .... 42–45

Park Locations / Map ...................46–47

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RECREATION AND PARKS

Programs Registration

HOW TO REGISTER

5 EASY WAYS TO REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS!

ONLINE www.brooklynpark.org/registration

Using your VISA/Mastercard/Discover/American Express and your user name/password, you can register online, anytime that is convenient for you. Call 763-493-8333 if you need assistance.

IN PERSON

Registrations are accepted in person during business hours:

Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave N,

Zanewood Rec Center, 7100 Zane Ave N, N ooN

–5 pm

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OVER THE PHONE

763-493-8333

Call 763-493-8333 during business hours and register using your

VISA/Mastercard/Discover/American Express card. Have your credit card ready to register by phone and our staff will assist you.

MAIL IN

Mail your registration to the Recreation and Parks Department,

5600 85th Avenue N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443.

FAX

Fax your registration to 763-493-8253.

REGISTRATION POLICIES

CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION

If you register in person you may ask for a receipt. Confirmations will not be mailed for registrations by mail, phone or fax. Email confirmation can be requested.

PRICING

Where two prices are listed for each class, first is the resident rate and second is the non-resident rate.

MISSED CLASSES

There are no refunds for missed classes or for quitting after the class start date.

CLASS TRANSFERS

Transfers are available at no charge and must be made 3 days prior to the start of the class.

CANCELLATIONS

Refunds will be given for registrations cancelled three days prior to the start of the class. A

$3 cancellation fee will be charged per class, excluding trips.

TRIP REFUNDS

No refunds will be given after the registration deadline for any trips involving the advance purchase by the City for tickets and transportation.

INCLUSION REQUESTS

Please be sure to let us know that you have a disability, behavior concern, severe allergy, or other need for inclusion services at the time of registration. Please register early to allow adequate time for inclusion services.

FEE ASSISTANCE

Fee assistance for youth recreation programs is available for Brooklyn Park residents 17 years and under. Please let us know if we may serve your family in this way. A simple application form is available when you register and proof of household income is required. (See more scholarships information at right).

DATA PRIVACY NOTICE:

Information requested when registering is classified as either “public” or “private” pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practice Act. The information is requested so the registration process can be completed and persons can be notified for updated program information. You are not legally required to provide this information.

The consequences of not providing information may be rejection of the registration or inability to make notification of program or scheduling changes to you. Private data will only be used by the City staff and others officially connected with the program for the purposes of administering the activity. Private data cannot be released to the public without your consent.

PERMISSION AND WAIVER:

When registering, you agree to allow your child to participate in the selected activity.

In consideration of your registration, you and your heirs waive claims for damages you may have against the City of Brooklyn Park and its representatives, for any and all injuries from whatever cause suffered by the registered participant(s). Understand that the information provided will be distributed to individuals involved with each recreation program.

PHOTOGRAPHY:

The City of Brooklyn Park often takes pictures and videos of participants enjoying activities and events in Brooklyn Park. These photos and videos may be used to promote our programs and events in the City’s marketing materials, website and social media sites. By attending our programs and events, you grant permission to use the pictures and videos of yourself or your children for the above purpose, unless otherwise noted.

YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships provided by the City of

Brooklyn Park requirements:

• Must be for a Brooklyn Park resident, age 17 or younger.

• Must bring your current year’s Federal tax return with child’s name(s) included to confirm that you qualify (not your W2).

• Scholarship forms must be completed every time you enroll.

• Scholarships generally reduce program cost by half, but not always.

• Scholarships are not available for Music for Everyone lessons, special events, or field trips. Call 763-493-8333 for more info.

YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS

FOR MILITARY

FAMILIES

Youth Scholarships are provided for Brooklyn

Park military families.

Most programs included in this brochure are eligible for fee assistance of

50% off the full price, for any youth ages

17 and under, with a max amount of $250 discount. When registering, please present a copy of your Sponsor's Deployment

Orders. Registrations are taken in person at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity

Center, 5600 85th Avenue N.

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RECREATION AND PARKS

Planning and Development

PARKS AND RECREATION

SYSTEM PLAN

Calling on all city residents, businesses and other interested groups — we need your help!

Change is happening in Brooklyn

Park! The makeup of the population

(age and cultural background), land development, future light rail, business development and other amenities have all changed dramatically over the last couple of decades. In response, this year the community participated in making the Brooklyn Park 2025 Community

Plan. Almost 1,000 community members picked six draft goal areas for the City to focus on.

To keep updated on the community plan, go to the city website: www.brooklynpark.org/bp2025

In response to this vision, your input is needed to help City staff develop a

Parks and Recreation System Plan that responds to the community's needs and interests. The plan would include new and/or improved parks and facilities that are prioritized, as feasible, considering financial, land and other constraints. To accomplish this, the

Recreation and Parks Department will be embarking on a community engagement process to develop a

Parks and Facilities System Plan.

This process will help to prioritize parks and recreation facility investments over the next 15 years.

We think the process will start in

March of 2017. We encourage you to attend these community engagement meetings to assist the city's elected officials and staff in developing the list of project priorities, such as where they should be located and what kind of amenities should be available. That will help create a vision for the park system for the next 15 years! No, we won't be starting from scratch; we'll build on the community's suggestions from the 2012 Brooklyn Park Recreation

and Parks Master Plan and the

Brooklyn Park 2025 community plan.

The improvements you suggested already include:

• A need for signature parks that enhance community image and inspire pride

• Additions to and extension of bike/walking trails

• Prioritize renovation of existing parks.

• Reinvestment of neighborhood and community parks

• More alternative recreation, sports and activities

• Include public art and beauty in the parks

• Go from a “good” to a “great” park system

• Manage natural resources better

• Renovate the Community Activity

Center/Senior Center

• Aquatic center

• Equity of access, programming and facilities across the system

• Be a sustainable system by matching resources with future needs and desires.

It was evident by the BP2025 attendance (which included a representative cross section of our growing community), that there is a great amount of pride in what our

City offers, as well as vision for more to come. Our goal is that Brooklyn

Park becomes the best city to live,

work and play in! Our pledge, as

Brooklyn Park Recreation and Parks

Department staff, is to continue to work with you to develop a Parks and Facilities System Plan that adjusts to changing needs and attracts others to our community.

SEEKING APPLICANTS

COMMUNITY ADVISORY TEAM

FOR PARK AND RECREATION

SYSTEM PLAN

In January, the City will be seeking community members interested in serving on the Parks & Recreation System

Plan Community Advisory Team (CAT).

Applications will be available on the city's website. Please email or call Becky

Dally-Peek with your interest in receiving an application to: rebecca.dally-peek

@brooklynpark.org or 763-493-8367.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Become connected in your neighborhood!

GET INVOLVED!

In the City of Brooklyn Park we believe that the community thrives when everyone contributes. Participation can include everything from reading our monthly newsletters to running for City Council and everything in between!

Here are 3 easy ways to get more involved with your City:

1) If you’re not receiving emails from the City, you can sign yourself up at www.brooklynpark.org/subscribe

2) If you would like to talk to someone about opportunities to get more involved, please contact Community Engagement Coordinator, Josie Shardlow at

763-493-8388 or [email protected]

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3) Another great first step is to attend one of our monthly community engagement gatherings.

All are welcome at these free monthly events!

4th Thursday of most months, 5:45–7:30 pm

at City Hall

— Enjoy a light dinner

— Meet other Brooklyn Park community members

— Learn about new topics

— Share feedback to improve the City

The agenda changes each month! Check the city website or the city Facebook page: www.facebook.

com/brooklynparkmn .

CITIES UNITED / MY BROTHER’S KEEPER (MBK)

Visit www.brooklynpark.org/cities-united to learn how

Cities United and MBK are working with young people in creative and exciting ways that harvest ideas to stop violence and address persistent opportunity gaps. For more details, contact [email protected]

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Get ready for the 2 nd

Dress Up a Hydrant Competition in January!

ADOPT A HYDRANT

Help prevent dangerous delays during fire emergencies by making hydrants visible to fire fighters who need quick access to them during the snowy winter season.

Make your neighborhoods safer by adopting a hydrant near your home or workplace. All you have to do is shovel five feet all the way around your hydrant after it snows three inches or more. To sign up, please go to www.brooklynpark.org/adoptahydrant !

NEXTDOOR.COM

Nextdoor is a free, private social network (like Facebook) for neighborhoods and offers a great opportunity for connections among neighbors. All of Brooklyn Park's 31 neighborhoods are set up and active on nextdoor.com.

You can share recommendations for local services, organize get-togethers, advertise your garage sale, discuss neighborhood issues, or just learn the names of the people you’ve been waving to! Just go to www.nextdoor.com

to sign up.

If you don’t know the name of your neighborhood, go to www.brooklynpark.org/neighborhoods to find out.

NEIGHBORHOOD TOOLKIT

Check our new Neighborhood Toolkit App! Find all kinds of information about your neighborhood and how to get involved. Visit www.brooklynpark.org/maps/

NEIGHBORHOOD PROJECT GRANTS

Residents play a key role in improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods. Brooklyn Park is offering small grants to support and encourage members of our community to get to know their fellow neighbors, build connections, and work together to make their neighborhoods safe, healthy and thriving. You can use this opportunity to take on a fun a project or event for your neighborhood. Anyone with an idea for a project or event to improve their neighborhood should consider applying for this grant. The City is specifically looking for projects that focus on supporting safety, livability, connectivity and collaboration. Interested in applying?

Contact Lidiya at [email protected]

or visit www.brooklynpark.org/neighborhood-grant .

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

Community Events November–May

BURGLARY PREVENTION

WORKSHOP

Learn tips on making your home more burglar resistant. RSVP to

Terry Dehmer at [email protected] brooklynpark.org

or 763-493-8277

Police Department, 5400 85th Ave N.

(Training Room entrance)

NOVEMBER 17, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

ARBOR DAY

ORDER TREES IN FEBRUARY

In celebration of Arbor Day, the City of Brooklyn Park will once again offer bare-root trees at wholesale rates to residents. We will be offering several varieties of trees this year.

Order forms for the tree sale will be available in early February on www.brooklynpark.org. Trees will be available for pickup in early May at the Operations & Maintenance

Facility located at 8300 Noble

Parkway, Brooklyn Park.

SCAMS, SCHEMES & SHAMS

Learn about ways to reduce your risk of identity theft and current scams.

RSVP to Kim Czapar at 763-493-8209 or [email protected]

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Police Department, 5400 85th Ave N.

(Training Room entrance)

JANUARY 12, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

CITIZEN’S ACADEMY

Learn how your Police Department works on a daily basis. Application on city website or contact Gerry Gibbs at

[email protected]

or call

763-493-8284.

Police Department, 5400 85th Ave N.

(Training Room entrance)

FEBRUARY 7–APRIL 11, 6:30–9:00 pm

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ANNUAL

“CLEAN-UP THE PARK”

Would you like to help clean up our

Parks before the busy summer season? If you would, call the

Recreation & Parks office and sign up to help Clean up the Park. Groups, families and individuals can volunteer.

You can choose the park close to you or we will assign you one. Clean up the

Park Day is April 15 but can take place anytime between April and mid-May on the day of your choice. Call now to help clean up our parks! 763-493-8333.

SATURDAY, APRIL 15

WOMEN’S PERSONAL

SAFETY

Basic principles of self-defense and personal safety; two sessions, must attend both sessions. Limited space.

Free classes but must register with

Terry Dehmer at [email protected] brooklynpark.org

or 763-493-8277

Police Department, 5400 85th Ave N.

(Training Room entrance)

FEBRUARY 16 and 23, 6:30–8:30 pm

SPECIAL MATERIALS

DROP-OFF DAY

Not everything that can be recycled can go in your cart. That’s why we hold two Special Materials Drop-Off

Days each year. This is your chance to drop off items such as appliances, electronics, mattresses, motor oil, tires and more. Some items are free to drop off and for others there’s a small charge. Details at www.brooklynpark.

org/recycling-events .

Operations & Maintenance Facility

8300 Noble Ave. N

SATURDAY, MAY 6, 8 am

– 3 pm

NEIGHBORS CONNECT

DURING BROOKLYN PARK

MAY DAYS!

In addition to National Night Out in the month of August, you can now kick off summer with an event during

May Days! It can be as simple as taking a plate of cookies or May Day baskets to your neighbors. Many neighbors have a clean-up event to beautify the neighborhood, once the snow melts. Others host a potluck to reconnect after the long winter. Small or large, register your event and be entered in a drawing to win a prize!

To register, email Lidiya at: lidiya.

[email protected]

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ANNUAL COMMUNITY-

WIDE GARAGE SALES

This event will be a garage sale paradise in the month of May for both buyers and sellers! If you don’t have enough to sell, consider doing a joint sale with your neighbors. The City will provide maps of all registered sales, signage and online promotions of your garage sale. You can check the

City website for the dates and more details at: www.brooklynpark.org/ garagesale .

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

Special Events November–December

FUN BEFORE THE FEAST...

SKATE WITH TOM TURKEY!

Join Tom Turkey for a little fun before your Thanksgiving dinner. Tom will be on the ice during Open Skate: 9–10:30 am and will also join the Jazzercise folks as they work out to work off those extra calories: 9:30–10:30 am

. Skating admission is $3 for children/seniors; $4 adults. Bring a canned food donation for $1 off skating admission or free admission into Jazzercise!

Community Activity Center

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 9–10:30 am

SKATE WITH SANTA

Come ice skate while listening to festive music. Skaters receive special treats. Admission at the door: $4 adults, $3 students. Bring a nonperishable food donation and get $1 off admission. Donations go to C.E.A.P.

Community Activity Center

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2:15–3:45 pm

LIONS WAFFLE BREAKFAST

WITH SANTA

Tickets are on sale at the CAC, available through the Brooklyn Park Lions or at the door the day of the event.

Community Activity Center

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 7:30 am

N

oon

A NORWEGIAN

CHRISTMAS

Celebrate the season with some old-fashioned festivities and

Norwegian traditions!

Sing along with the carolers, make an ornament or gift, enjoy Christmas treats, try out your kick sledding skills, and visit with St. Nick. $6 for adults;

$4 for children ages 5–12; kids 4 and under are free.

SAT–SUN, DECEMBER 3–4, 1–4 pm

TOYS OF JOY

The Brooklyn Park Community

Activity Center is a drop-off location to accept donations to

CEAP's TOYS OF JOY program.

Please bring new unwrapped toys to help Brooklyn Park families in need this holiday season.

We will accept items from

November 15 thru December 16 at

Brooklyn Park City Hall

5200 85

th

Avenue N or

Community Activity Center

5600 85

th

Avenue N

Creative

C

HAO

S!

Crafters! Scrapbookers! Quilters!

Bring everything you need to scrap, craft, paint, bead or quilt and spread it all out on your own 8-ft. table (with non-rolling padded chairs) in a secure area for the entire weekend! Come and go as you please; bring your own food, go out or order in (microwave, refrigerator, ice machine, restaurant menus/maps and WiFi provided). Music and or movies may be played/shown throughout the event... please feel free to bring/share your own! Open for vendors and 'swap' tables. Call 763-493-8333 to register.

Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave N

FRI, JAN 13, 12 pm

–12 am

; SAT, JAN 14, 7 am

–12 am

; SUN, JAN 15, 8 am

– 8 pm

All 3 days : $45 per person/table or $80 for 2 persons/table .....#912027.01

Call for more details or to register: 763-493-8333

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

Special Events January–April

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

DAY CELEBRATION

ICE SKATING EVENT

Come meet and skate with the

Totino Grace Boys’ Hockey Team indoors at the Brooklyn Park Ice

Arena. $2 adults, youth and seniors.

Community Activity Center Ice Arena

MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 12:15 – 2:15 pm

VALENTINE’S DAY

CELEBRATION

ICE SKATING EVENT

Come and skate indoors with your loved ones on this special day.

$4 for adults, $3 youth and seniors.

Skater wearing something “RED” will receive $1 off admission.

Community Activity Center Ice Arena

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2:15–3:45 pm

FAMILY VALENTINE BINGO

FREE — For all ages (under age 12 must be accompanied by adult)

It’s our Family Valentine Bingo event...

truly family-based! We will have activities for all ages and, if you are lucky enough to yell “CUPID” (we mean

“BINGO”), you will have a chance to win some great prizes. Refreshments will be on sale. Hope to see you there!

SIX GAMES FREE (additional games can be purchased: $1 for 6 games).

Zanewood Recreation Center

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2–4 pm

CITIES UNITED BLACK

HISTORY MONTH EVENT

Cities United, with organizations and young people in the community, are hosting a free event for Black History

Month featuring a guest speaker and break-out sessions. Goals are to improve understanding of black history, work to improve an inclusive community and gain young people’s viewpoints on current events. To register, visit: www.brooklynpark.org/cities-united .

North Hennepin Community College

CBT, Grand Hall, 7411 85th Ave N

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 10 am

—1 pm

SKATE WITH THE BUNNY

Not only does the Easter Bunny hop, he can ice skate too! Join us as we celebrate Easter and the start of spring.

Ice skate with the Easter Bunny; he’ll be the one with the “big ears” on the ice! $4 adults, $3 youth and seniors.

Community Activity Center Ice Arena

SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2:15–3:45 pm

PRESIDENT’S DAY

CELEBRATION

ICE SKATING EVENT

Skate with a President on this special occasion. $1 off admission with nonperishable canned good donation to local food shelf.

Community Activity Center Ice Arena

MON, FEBRUARY 20, n oon

– 2 pm

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ANNUAL ICE SHOW

All skaters who are enrolled in group lessons are encouraged to participate in the 2017 Spring Ice Show! Skating lesson participants will receive Ice Show registration forms during the Nov–Dec lesson session. Skaters who want to be in the show must remain in group lessons through the Spring. Call Cassie with questions at 763-493-8352.

Community Activity Center Ice Arena

FRIDAY – SATURDAY, APRIL 7 – 8

NWHHSC SENIOR FORUM

This free helpful event is for adults and their families to learn more about services to keep active and engaged.

A variety of vendors will be attending to provide information on the resources in our northwest area including health and social services, housing, and transportation, as well as travel, music, dancing, community theatre, wellness and fitness opportunities, plus door prizes and refreshments.

Registration starts at 8:30 am

. Preregistration is highly recommended by emailing: [email protected] or call: 763-503-2520.

Community Activity Center

5600 85th Avenue N

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 8:30 am

–n oon

EGG HUNT

Don’t worry about the weather, the

Egg Hunt is INSIDE! Register for a designated time to hunt, and enjoy the festivities from 10 am

to Noon.

Bring your basket, camera for pictures with the Bunny, and quarters for concessions. Enjoy making a spring craft, face painting, and dancing.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-register before April 1!

Walk-ins accepted only if space is available.

Community Activity Center

SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 10 am

–n oon

Children 10 and under $4; adults are free

10:20 ........up to age 5 only ...... #953007.01

10:40 .............mixed ages ........... #953007.02

11:00 .............mixed ages ........... #953007.03

11:20 ..............mixed ages ...........#953007.04

11:40..............mixed ages ........... #953007.05

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EIDEM HOMESTEAD

Historical Farm

EIDEM HOMESTEAD

4345 101st Avenue N, Brooklyn Park

A visit to Eidem Homestead is an entertaining and educational way to experience the cultural heritage of Brooklyn Park. At this 15-acre 1900’s living history farm, costumed interpreters

perform the activities of daily farm life, while offering hands-on activities for visitors.

Come to one of our historical events, or explore the farm during one of our many programs. For complete site and activity information, visit: www.brooklynpark.org/eidemhomestead or for general information, call 763-493-8333.

VOLUNTEERING

Do you enjoy working with people of all ages? Telling stories?

Do you have a special skill? Eidem Homestead volunteers fulfill a number of different roles that contribute to create a unique and memorable experience for our visitors. No experience is necessary, but an interest in history is a plus!

Individuals over 9 years old, couples and families are all warmly welcome. To find out more about the volunteer program, call 763-488-6336 or visit our website for more.

TOURS & PRIVATE RENTALS

Groups of 15 people or more can make tour reservations

May through October. Fee is $6 per person (tax not included). Special tours with demonstrations or hands-on activities are available. Call 763-488-6336 to book. Rentals of the farm can be made May through November and includes access to the grounds with picnic tables, but does not include staff or tours. Access to the house can be granted through prior arrangements at the discretion of the site coordinator. Call 763-488-6336 for availability, rates and other information.

EIDEM HOMESTEAD TRAVELING TRUNK

Are you a teacher? Part of a community or youth organization?

The Eidem Homestead comes to you in the form of a steamer trunk complete with period artifacts relating to life on a farm in 1900.

There is no cost for the trunk;

$50/2-hour period for an accompanying interpreter presentation. For more about the Traveling Trunk program, call 763-488-6336 or visit our website to download a reservation application.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Are you a photographer? Looking for a unique setting for those memorable moments?

Consider Eidem Homestead for your venue choice with its rustic charm and scenic property.

Photography rentals are available January 8 – December

16. Costs start at $50 per hour, minimum of 1 hour, with access to grounds only; access to house granted by prior arrangement. Visit our website or call 763-488-6336 for more information or to make a reservation.

AQUATICS

Swimming Lessons

LESSON DESCRIPTIONS

PRESCHOOL CLASSES

WITH PARENT

PARENT AND TOT SWIMMING (PTOT)

Ages 9 months – 3 years, with parent in the water

— 30 minutes

Games, songs and structured activities help young children adjust to the water.

This is a pre-swimming class where the parent is in the water too; parents learn to interact in the water with their child.

It is a great class to spend quality one-on-one time with your child.

PRESCHOOL CLASSES

WITHOUT PARENT

Ages 3–5

— 30 minutes

(Class ratio 6:1 plus aide)

WATERTOT 1

(WTOT)

For children with little or no water experience. Introduces floating, basic swim skills, kicking and hand paddling through games and songs. Go to Level 1 when 6 years old.

To pass, child must enjoy submerging and be able to jump in on their own.

WATERTOT 2 (WTOT 2)

For children who submerge completely and enjoy it. Will work on floating independently, jumping, submerging and swimming short distances. Go to Level 1 when 6 years old. To pass, child must float on own without support. If child passes and turns 6, he or she will go to Level 2.

WATERTOT 3 (WTOT 3)

For children who can front and back float unsupported for 5–8 seconds.

Introduction of rhythmic breathing and paddle stroke. Will work on independent swimming on front and back.

When 6 years old, and floating independently, will go to Level 2.

SCHOOL AGE LEVELS

Ages 6 and over

Our swimming lessons program follows the six levels of the Red Cross

Learn-To-Swim Program. Please refer to the descriptions of skill levels and choose the one that most closely fits your child’s ability. It is common for some children to repeat a level several times before advancing on to the next level. You can help your child’s progress by making sure they attend each class.

Children must pass each level to move forward in the program. In addition to the skills described as follows, each level of our program includes training in basic water safety and helping others in an emergency.

LEVEL 1

— 35 minutes

(Class ratio 6:1)

Beginner Level. Purpose: Help students feel comfortable in the water. Critical Skills:

Independent floating on the front and back for 5–8 seconds.

LEVEL 2 — 35 minutes

(Class ratio 6:1)

Purpose: Gives students success with fundamental skills. Class will work on floats, glides, treading water, swimming on front and back. Critical Skills: Swimming 5 yards on the front and back using a combined arm and leg motion.

LEVEL 3

— 40 minutes

(Class ratio 7:1)

Purpose: Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice. Class will work on rotary breathing, scissors kick, kneeling/standing dives, front and back crawl, elementary backstroke and dolphin kick. Critical Skills: Swimming 15 yards of front crawl and elementary backstroke, and 15 yards scissors kick.

LEVEL 4

— 40 minutes

(Class ratio 7:1)

Purpose: Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills. Class will work on front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly, scissor kick, and diving.

Critical Skills: Swimming 25 yards of front crawl and elementary backstroke, and 15 yards of back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly and sidestroke.

LEVEL 5 — 40 minutes

(Class ratio 7:1)

Purpose: Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes. Class will work on front and back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, sidestroke, flip turns, open turns, diving. Critical Skills: Swimming

50 yards of front crawl and elementary backstroke and 25 yards of back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly and sidestroke.

LEVEL 6 — 40 minutes

(Class ratio 7:1)

Purpose: Refines the strokes so students swim with efficiency, ease, power, and smoothness over greater distances.

Critical Skills: Swimming 500 yards continuously using the strokes in the following order: front crawl (100 yards), back crawl (50 yards), breaststroke (50 yards), elementary backstroke (100 yards), sidestroke (50 yards), butterfly

(50 yards), and choice of stroke (100 yards). Also must perform a feet-first surface dive and retrieve an object from a depth of 7 feet, and tread water for 5 minutes.

AQUA-TEEN — 35 minutes

(Ages 11–15)

Purpose: Help teens who can't swim feel more comfortable in the water.

Class will focus on getting teens ready to join Level 4 including practicing floating, front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke and more.

PRIVATE SWIMMING LESSONS

(SINGLE & SEMI)

Taking private lessons are a great way for your child to get the one-on-one help they may need to work through a difficult skill or pass a challenging level. Single private lessons are $152/8 lessons; semi-privates are $192/8 lessons (max: 2 kids). Semiprivate lessons can be done with friends or family, but students must be of similar swimming ability. Unless listed otherwise, private lessons run concurrently with group lessons and may be arranged through Jody Lagerquist at 763-493-8373, but only when there is sufficient pool space and with instructor availability.

AQUATICS

Swimming Lessons

SWIMMING LESSONS

Our swimming lesson program follows the Learn-to-Swim program. Please refer to the descriptions of skill levels on page 12 and choose the one that most closely fits your child’s ability.

Lessons are held at two locations:

Brooklyn Middle School Pool

7377 Noble Avenue N

Jackson Community Pool

6000 109 th

Avenue N

INCLUSION INTO

SWIMMING LESSONS

If your child has a disability, behavior concern, or is currently being assessed, it is very important that you notify us when you register. The pool is a unique environment that can bring out many behaviors, both positive and negative, that may not be present in other settings.

In our effort to provide the best possible swimming experience for your child,

please register two weeks prior to

the start of each session to allow adequate time to make any necessary accommodations. Examples include: adjusting staff to child ratios, providing

1:1 supports, use of picture schedules, and modification of strokes. Children with disabilities or other concerns will not be excluded from swimming lessons. Please be sure to register for the accurate level for your child’s skills. If you prefer to register for a specific time or instructor, inquire about private lessons which are based on instructor and pool availability. If you have additional questions or concerns, please call Jen Gillard at 763-315-8459 or email: [email protected]

.

Registration for

Winter Lessons begins on:

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 9

WINTER LESSONS

am

Registration for

Spring Lessons begins on:

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 9

am

Register by: calling 763-493-8333, online at www.brooklynpark.org or in person at the Community

Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave. N

Winter Registration begins at 9 am

Thursday, December 15

SESSION 1 — 7 lessons

Brooklyn Middle School Pool

MONDAYS, Jan. 9 – February 27 ......$61

(No class February 20)

WTOT ........5:30–6:00 pm

.......#921117.02

WTOT2 .....6:15–6:45 pm

.......#921127.03

Level 1 ......5:30–6:05 pm

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Level 2 ......6:15–6:50 pm

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7:00–7:35

Level 3 ......6:15–6:55 pm

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Level 4.......5:30–6:10 pm

....... #921117.08

pm

......#921137.08

Level 5/6 ..7:00–7:40 pm

......#921137.09

SESSION 2 — 7 lessons

Brooklyn Middle School Pool

TUESDAYS, Jan. 10 – February 28....$61

(No class January 24)

WTOT .............5:30–6:00 pm

......#921217.02

WTOT2 .....5:30–6:00 pm

......#921217.03

7:00–7:30

WTOT3 .....6:15–6:45 pm

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Level 1 ......6:15–6:50 pm

...... #921227.05

Level 2 ......7:00–7:35 pm

...... #921237.06

Level 3 ......6:15–6:55 pm

...... #921227.07

Level 4 ......5:30–6:10 pm

.......#921217.08

AQTEEN ....7:00–7:35 pm

...... #921237.09

SESSION 3 — 8 lessons

Jackson Middle School Pool

SATURDAYS, January 14 – March 4...$70

PTOT ......10:15–10:45 am

.......#921327.01

WTOT ....9:30–10:00 am

........#921317.02

11:00–11:30

12:30–1:00

WTOT2...9:30–10:00 am

........#921317.03

11:45 pm

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WTOT3...10:15–10:45 am

...... #921327.04

12:30–1:00

Level 1...10:15–10:50 am

........#921327.05

11:00–11:35

12:30–1:05

Level 2...9:30–10:05 am

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11:00–11:35

11:45 am

–12:20 pm

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Level 3...11:00–11:40 am

........#921337.07

11:45–12:25

Level 4...10:15–10:55 am

....... #921327.08

11:45 am

–12:25 pm

....#921347.08

Level 5/6...9:30–10:10 am

.....#921317.09

pm

......... #921357.09

December 2016 – April 2017

AQUATICS

Swimming Lessons

December 2016 – April 2017

SPRING LESSONS

Keep this brochure! Registration for spring swimming lessons begins

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, at 9 am

.

Register online: www.brooklynpark.org by calling 763-493-8333 or in person at the Community Activity Center.

SESSION 4 — 8 lessons

Brooklyn Middle School Pool

MONDAYS, March 6 – May 1 ..............$70

(no March 27)

WTOT ..... 5:30–6:00 pm

..... #921417.02

6:15–6:45

WTOT2 ... 6:15–6:45 pm

.......#921427.03

WTOT3 ... 7:00–7:30 pm

......#921437.04

Level 1 .... 6:15–6:50 pm

......#921427.05

Level 2 .... 5:30–6:05 pm

......#921417.06

Level 3 .... 5:30–6:10 pm

...... #921417.07

Level 5 .... 7:00–7:40 pm

......#921437.09

Level 6 .... 7:00–7:40 pm

...... #921437.10

SESSION 5 — 8 lessons

Jackson Middle School Pool

TUESDAYS, March 14 – May 2 .........$70

PTOT ...... 6:00–6:30 pm

.. #921527.01

WTOT .... 5:15–5:45 pm

... #921517.02

6:00–6:30

WTOT2 .. 6:45–7:15 pm

...#921537.03

WTOT3 .. 6:00–6:30 pm

..#921527.04

Level 1 ... 5:15–5:50 pm

... #921517.05

Level 2 ... 6:45–7:20 pm

..#921537.06

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Level 3 ... 5:15–5:55 pm

... #921517.07

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Level 4 ... 6:45–7:20 pm

..#921537.08

Level 5 ... 7:30–8:10 pm

...#921547.09

SESSION 6 — 8 lessons

Brooklyn Middle School Pool

WEDNESDAYS, March 8 – May 3 .....$70

(no March 29)

WTOT ..... 6:15–6:45 pm

.......#921627.02

WTOT2 ... 5:30–6:00 pm

..... #921617.03

7:00–7:30

WTOT3 ... 5:30–6:00 pm

.....#921617.04

Level 1 .... 6:15–6:50 pm

......#921627.05

Level 2 .... 5:30–6:05 pm

......#921617.06

Level 3 .... 6:15–6:55 pm

.......#921627.07

Level 4 .... 7:00–7:40 pm

......#921637.08

Level 5 .... 7:00–7:40 pm

......#921637.09

SESSION 7 — 8 lessons

Jackson Middle School Pool

THURSDAYS, March 16 – May 4 ..... $70

WTOT .....

6:00–6:30 pm

....#921727.02

WTOT2 ...

5:15–5:45 pm

...... #921717.03

6:45–7:15 pm

......#921737.03

WTOT3 ...

6:00–6:30 pm

....#921727.04

Level 1 .... 5:15–5:50 pm

.......#921717.05

6:45–7:20 pm

.....#921737.05

Level 2 .... 6:00–6:35 pm

.....#921727.06

7:30–8:05

Level 3 .... 5:15–5:55 pm

....... #921717.07

7:30–8:10

Level 4 ....

6:45–7:25 pm

.....#921737.08

AQTEEN...7:30–8:05 pm

......#921747.11

CANCELLATIONS & CHANGES

All cancellations and changes must be done three (3) days prior to the start of sessions.

NO REFUNDS AFTER that point.

No refunds or make ups for classes you miss.

December 2016 – April 2017

WATER SAFETY

INSTRUCTORS, AIDES

AND LIFEGUARDS NEEDED!

We are looking for school year staff; we will train. Earn $8.47 – $16 per hour (

DOQ

). For more information, call Jody: 763-493-8373 or go to www.brooklynpark.org

for employment opportunities.

Watch for information in the

2017 Summer Get

Up & Go

on the Water Safety Instructor

(WSI) class coming in the Spring!

Swimming Scholarships

Did you know?... roughly 65%

of Americans do not know how

to swim! Don't let your financial situation be a barrier in teaching your children how to be safe in the water. Scholarships are available but you must complete the application and turn it in along with the proper paperwork one

week prior to the Swimming

registration start dates. See the scholarship requirements and process to apply on page 5.

HELP SUPPORT YOUTH PROGRAMS!

www.brooklynpark.org/news/ donate-to-the-youth-scholarship-fund

ADAPTIVE RECREATION

Inclusion Services

REACH FOR RESOURCES

The adaptive recreation program is a cooperative effort of REACH for Resources and the cities of Brooklyn Center,

Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Plymouth,

Maple Grove, Chanhassen, Chaska,

Hopkins, Minnetonka, Waconia and St.

Louis Park. REACH is an agency which serves individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in Hennepin

County. Services include adaptive and inclusive recreation, independent living support and counseling. For more information, call 952-200-3030 or go to www.reachforresources

. Persons not living in one of the above communities are considered a “Non-Resident”.

YOUTH BOWLING

,

Ages 5–17

ADULT BOWLING

,

Ages 18+

Join us for fun, non-competitive bowling; bowl 2 games each week. Program cost: $42/$50 (plus $3.50 each week).

Doyle’s Lanes, 5000 W Broadway, Crystal

SATURDAYS, JAN 14–MAR 11 (no 1/28)

12:00 – 2:00 pm

YOUTH PROGRAMS

YOUNG ATHLETES

, Ages 2–7

Have fun while improving your gross motor skills playing different games!

Evidence-supported curriculum provided by Special Olympics MN.

Brooklyn Center Youth Rec Center

TUESDAYS, JAN 10 – FEB 28

6:00 – 7:30 pm

. .........................................Free

ALL AGES (5+) PROGRAMS

WALKING GROUP

Walk at your own pace around this track and keep track of your steps with your very own pedometer!

Brooklyn Park CAC Walking Track

5600 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, 55443

MONS, JAN 9–FEB 27 (no 1/16 or 2/20)

6:30–8 pm

...................$27 res, $35 non-res

UNIFIED FLOOR HOCKEY

Ages 5–10

Each player receives a t-shirt and most gear is supplied; bring safety goggles.

Chaska Community Center

1661 Park Ridge Drive, Chaska

SATURDAYS, JAN 21 – FEB 25

6:00 – 7:30 pm

. ............$47 re, $55 non-res

YOGA

(Adult and Family)

Increase attention span, focus, muscle tone, and flexibility in this combination class for kids and adults with disabilities.

St. Louis Park Recreation Center

3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park

TUESDAYS, JAN 10–FEB 14, 7 – 8 pm

Adult Fee ...................$44 res, $52 non-res

Family ........$54 per parent/child pair, res

($20 for each additional family member)

$62 per parent/child pair, non-res

($28/additional family member, non-res)

JUST DANCE!

Get exercise while having a great time!

St. Louis Park Recreation Center

Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive

MONS, JAN 9–MAR 13 (no 1/16 or 2/20)

6:30–7:30 pm

..............$42 res, $50 non-res

TEEN PROGRAMS

A

ges 13–21

TEEN EXPLORERS

Get to know new friends while trying new activities! Movies, dinners out, games, crafts and many more activities!

Various metro locations

TUESDAYS, JAN 10 – FEB 28

6:30–8:30 pm

............. $47 res, $55 non-res

SOCIAL SEEKERS

This is a program for teens and adults on the Autism spectrum to meet once a week for fun and social interaction.

Call 952-393-5866 for more information or to schedule a (required) intake.

Hopkins

WEDNESDAYS, JAN 11 - MARCH 15

5:00 – 6:30 pm

.........................................$200

ADULT PROGRAMS

Ages 18+

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SOCIAL

(Northwest suburbs)

Open to individuals of all abilities, some participants bring a staff or caregiver if additional support is needed.

Various West Metro locations

WEDNESDAYS, JAN 11 – MAR 1

6:30–8:30 pm

.... $47 resident/$55 non-res.

NON-COMPETITIVE BASKETBALL

Help design your team jersey and celebrate with a party at season end.

Brooklyn Center Youth Rec Center

THURSDAYS, JAN 12 – MAR 2

6:30–8:00 pm

...$42 resident/$50 non-res.

EMPOWERMENT GROUP

A group of adults who meet weekly to share concerns and help each other become more confident and empowered in their lives.

Various Metro locations

TUESDAYS, JAN 10 – FEB 28

6:30–8:00 pm

..............................................$15

DEMOCRACY AND DISCUSSION

Come learn about government policies and procedures, legislation, and how be an advocate.

Various Metro locations

TUESDAYS, JAN 10 – FEB 28

6:30–8 pm

....................................................$15

ON THE TOWN

Ages 18+

This is a community-based social program on weeknights and on Friday and Saturday evenings.

80’S ROLLER DISCO

Wear your best 80's threads and join us for a totally tubular time! $10 to pre-register or $15 at the door.

SLP Roller Garden

5622 W Lake St, St Louis Park

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 4:30–6:30 pm

December 2016 – April 2017

ADAPTIVE RECREATION

Inclusion Services

SPECIAL EVENTS

REACH’S ANNUAL MEETING:

DINNER & COMEDY

Start the evening with a taco bar dinner, have the annual meeting program, and then laugh the night away with comedian Bob Smiley.

Plymouth Creek Center

14800 34th Ave N

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 5–9 pm

Dinner: 5 – 6:30, Comedian: 7 – 8:30 pm

$25 Dinner Only/$15 Comedian Only

$40 Both

BINGO!

$7 pre-register and $10 at the door

Community Activity Center

5600 85th Avenue N, Brooklyn Park

FRIDAY, MAR 31, 6:30–8 pm

PIZZA & BINGO

Let’s get together for dinner and game night. Prizes and pizza for all!

$15 pre-registration required.

Brookview Community Center, 200

Brookview Pkwy S, Golden Valley

THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCES

Call 952-393-4277 for more information.

FRIDAYS, 7– 9:00 pm

...... $5 at the door

Brooklyn Park CAC

5600 85th Ave. N, Brooklyn Park

New Year's Dance Party — December 30

February 3

SLP Middle School

2025 Texas Ave S, St. Louis Park

January 20

February 10 (Valentine's Day Party)

March 17 (St. Patty’s Day! - Wear GREEN)

SINGLE’S NIGHT OUT

Enjoy pizza and conversation with other single people at Davanni’s.

$16; pre-registration required.

Davanni's Pizza

663 Winnetka Ave N, Golden Valley

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 6:30 – 8 pm

KARAOKE NIGHT

Bring a CD or we can search for your favorite songs online! $5 at the door or pre-register.

Brookview Community Center

200 Brookview Pkwy S, Golden Valley

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

SNACKS AND CINEMA

$5 in advance, $7 at the door

“Frozen” with a Hot Chocolate Bar

Brooklyn Park CAC, 5600 85th Ave. N

WEDNESDAY, DEC 7, 6:30-8:30 pm

“Monsters, Inc.” with Monster Cookies

St. Louis Park Recreation Center

Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive

WEDNESDAY, JAN 4, 6:30-8:30 pm

“Honey I Shrunk the Kids” with Tiny Treats

Brooklyn Park CAC, 5600 85th Ave. N

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 6:30-8:30 pm

SUPERBOWL PARTY

Enjoy a meal of your choice while watching the Superbowl! Bring extra money for your food/drink order;

$5 pre-registration required.

Champps Minnetonka

1641 Plymouth Rd, Minnetonka

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 5 – 9 pm

ART CLASSES

OLAF FLOWER POT SNOWMAN CRAFT

Design a snowman with an Olaf theme or create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece!

$15 pre-registration required.

St. Louis Park Recreation Center

Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive

THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

DIY VALENTINE CANDY JAR

Create a valentine-themed mason jar and fill it with some treats! Top with some ribbon and a card for a gift for a friend; $15 pre-registration required

St. Louis Park Recreation Center

Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive

THURSDAY, FEB 9, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

PAINTED GEOMETRIC PINEAPPLE

WALL ART

Make a triangle pattern on a pineapple and paint it with any colors you choose! $15 pre-registration required

St. Louis Park Recreation Center

Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive

MONDAY, MAR 13, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

INDEPENDENT LIFE SKILLS 101

Locations are being determined. Call

952-393-5880 for more information

BOUNDARIES & ASSERTIVENESS

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 6 – 8 pm

ONLINE DATING

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 6 – 8 pm

SEXUALITY

THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 6:00 – 8 pm

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PRESCHOOL

ABC Pre – K, Ages 3 – 5

ABC PRE-K

Brooklyn Park’s ABC Pre-K is a state licensed program designed for children ages 3-5. In our classes, children are immersed in hands-on activities that foster meaningful connections to their classmates, teachers, and the world around them. This school year, a naturalist from

Three Rivers Park District will join our teaching staff.

Our children will have frequent access to the outdoors and experience daily adventures in nature. We will focus on age-appropriate academic concepts in math, music, literacy, science, art, and nature while developing important social-emotional skills. At ABC Pre-K, we value each opportunity our children have to play, use their imaginations, and explore the great big world.

Community Activity Center

5600 85th Avenue N, Brooklyn Park

2016–17 CLASS OFFERINGS:

CLASS DATES:

September 12, 2016 to May 12, 2017

Class Days/Times $ Yearly/Monthly Register#

MON/WED/FRI— 4*–5 year olds

9:00–11:30 am

........................$1,512/$168 ................... #801006.01

(*must be 4 by September 1, 2016)

MON/WED — 3–5 year olds

12:30–3:00 pm

........................$1,080/$120 ................... #801006.03

MON/WED — 3–5 year olds

6:15–7:45 pm

.............................. $693/$77 ..................... #801006.05

TUES/THURS — 3 year olds .

9:00–11:30 am

........................$1,080/$120 ................... #801006.02

TUES/THURS — 3–5 year olds

12:30–3:00 pm

........................$1,080/$120 ................... #801006.04

NO CLASSES: November 21–25, December 19–30, or March 27–31

NEW

Nature-based curriculum!

REGISTRATION AND FEE INFORMATION

Registration is for the entire school year, from September to

May. Registrations will be accepted until classes fill; please keep in mind that classes fill quickly. A non-refundable $35 registration fee is due at registration. You can either pay for the entire year at the time of registration or choose our monthly payment option. Fee assistance may also be available, based on income. To register, call 763-493-8333.

All children must be fully potty-trained to attend

TO REGISTER, CALL 763-493-8333

If you have questions, contact Abbey Pattison at: [email protected] or 763-493-8167.

Check us out on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ABCPreKBrooklynPark

Considering PRE-K for the 2017-18 school year? Learn more at our OPEN HOUSE on February 21, 6:30-8 pm

!

December 2016 – April 2017

YOUTH SPORTS

Preschool Sports and Gymnastics, Ages 2–7+

LIL’ TYKES SPORTS

Ages 2–3

This program has been designed to offer young children a variety of fun physical activities, introducing them to yoga, basic sports skills and movement. The Lil’ Tykes program uses a sports-sampler format (examples: soccer, basketball, football, hockey, t-ball) and combines positive social interaction with the teaching of large motor and sports skills as an effective way to introduce children to an active, healthy lifestyle. Note: This is a parent/ child class — parent must participate.

Child(ren) must be 2 by the first day of class.

Community Activity Center

SATURDAYS, 9:30–10:15 am, 6 classes

Feb 4–Mar 11 .........$45/$54 ....#903017.01

Mar 18–Apr 29 .......$45/$54 ....#903017.11

(no April 8)

PEE WEE SPORTS

Ages 4–5

Designed especially for the young child as a positive introductory experience to sports. Boys and girls learn basic skills and rules with lowkey games that allow them to have fun, be active, socialize and learn sportsmanship. Equipment and playing surfaces are modified to allow children to have immediate success and learn skills quickly. Children must be 4 years old by the last day of class.

5 classes, $41/$49

SESSION 1: JAN 23–MARCH 6

TINY TOT SPORTS

Ages 3–4

Tiny Tot Sports is designed to provide boys and girls ages 3–4 with a positive introduction to sports in a fun social setting. Child must be 3 by the first day of class. The goal of each program is to introduce skills and movements in a fun, basic, and progressive manner for an active healthy lifestyle.

Children enjoy the following sequence of activities each week: warm up, sports skills, preschool games like

“Red Light, Green Light”, ending the class with the ever popular parachute.

All Tiny Tots receive a t-shirt and a keepsake. Winter Session classes include a Sampler: basketball, soccer,

T-ball, floor hockey, yoga, tennis, disc golf and Parent/Variety Day – you never know what you’ll get!

Community Activity Center

SATURDAYS, 10:30–11:15 am

, 6 classes

Feb 4–Mar 11 ..........$45/$54 ......#927117.01

Mar 18–Apr 29 ........$45/$54 ...... #927117.11

(no class April 8)

SAMPLER

Woodland Elementary

(no Feb 7)

Tuesdays ....6:05–6:50 pm

.........#927027.01

BASKETBALL

Edinbrook Elementary

(no Feb 13 or 20)

Mondays .........5:15–6:00 pm

.....#927017.01

6:05–6:50 pm

.... #927017.02

Woodland Elementary

(no Feb 7 or 15)

Tuesdays..........5:15–6 pm

.......... #927017.03

Wednesdays...5:15–6 pm

.......... #927017.04

SESSION 2: MARCH 13–APRIL 25

SAMPLER

Woodland Elementary

(no Mar 21 or 28)

Tuesdays ....5:15–6 pm

................#927027.11

BASKETBALL

Edinbrook Elementary

(no Mar 27 or Apr 3)

Mondays .........5:15–6 pm

...........#927017.11

Woodland Elementary

(no March 29)

Wednesdays ..5:15–6 pm

...........#927017.12

6:05–6:50

PEEWEE GYMNASTICS

Ages 3–6

Expert instructors trained by John

Tobler, former 3-time National

Gymnastics Champion and 3-time

All American Gymnast. Beginning-level students will be introduced to the basic fundamentals of gymnastics such as the beam, floor and mini tramp and more with a focus on fun and allowing new students to explore their skills; 50-minute classes.

Park Center Gymnastics Training Gym

MONDAYS — 5 classes ............... $60/$72

Jan 9–Feb 13...6:30–7:20 pm

...#925027.01

(no February 6)

Mar 6–Apr 10...6:30–7:20 pm

...#925027.11

(no March 27)

WEDNESDAYS — 5 classes ........ $60/$72

Jan 11–Feb 15...6:30–7:20 pm

...#925027.02

Mar 8–Apr 12...6:30–7:20 pm

.......#925027.12

(no January 25 or March 29)

GYMNASTICS

Ages 7 and older

Youth learn gymnastics from expert instructors trained by John Tobler.

From beginner to intermediate, coaches work with students to assist in improving skills and working with others to insure that students not only become better gymnasts but also increase their self esteem and self confidence. Students are assigned to groups/stations that reflect their ages and abilities for five 90-minute classes.

Park Center Gymnastics Training Gym

January 9 – February 15, 7:20–8:50 pm

(no January 25 or February 6)

MONDAYS ....... $88/$106 .......#925017.01

WEDNESDAYS..$88/$106 ........ #925017.02

MON/WEDS .... $176/$196 ......#925017.03

March 6 – April 12, 7:20–8:50 pm

(no March 27 or 29)

MONDAYS ....... $88/$106 ....... #925017.11

WEDNESDAYS..$88/$106 .........#925017.12

MON/WEDS .... $176/$196 ...... #925017.13

December 2016 – April 2017

YOUTH SPORTS

Youth Tennis, Soccer and Basketball, Ages 5–12

INDOOR SOCCER

Ages 6 – 9

This soccer class gives kids a great chance to learn soccer skills and play low-key games; five 55-minute classes.

Edinbrook Elementary

MONDAYS, 7:05 – 8 pm

March 13– April 24.............................$41/$49 ...................#927077.01

(no March 27 or April 3)

PEE WEE TENNIS

Ages 5 – 7

Pee Wee Tennis is the latest in comprehensive tennis programs, designed to introduce young players to the game in a fun and rewarding way. Equipment and court size has been modified to allow children to learn the sport quickly and develop skills; five 45-minute classes.

Community Activity Center Gym

WEDNESDAYS, 4:30 – 5:15 pm

February 1 – March 1 .........................$41/$49 ................... #923017.01

YOUTH INDOOR TENNIS

Ages 8 –12

This tennis program teaches basic skills, strategies and court etiquette; five 45-minute classes.

Community Activity Center Gym

WEDNESDAYS, 5:20 – 6:05 pm

February 1 – March 1 .............................$41/$49 ...................#923027.01

BASKETBALL

Ages 6–10

Your child will have fun working on the fundamentals of basketball in this one-hour class as well as playing in game situations. $41/$49; five classes.

SESSION 1 — JANUARY 23 – MARCH 6

Edinbrook Elementary

(no February 13 or 20)

Ages 6–7 ......... MONDAYS ................7–8 pm

......................#927097.01

Woodland Elementary

(no February 7 or 15)

Ages 6–7 ......... TUESDAYS ................7–8 pm

......................#927097.02

Ages 6–7 ......... WEDNESDAYS ........6:05–8:05 pm

..........#927097.03

Ages 8–10 ....... WEDNESDAYS ........7–8 pm

......................#927097.04

SESSION 2 — MARCH 13 – APRIL 25

Edinbrook Elementary

(no March 27 or April 3)

Ages 6–7 ......... MONDAYS ................6:05 pm

......................#927097.11

Woodland Elementary

(no March 21, 28 or 29)

Ages 6–7 ......... TUESDAYS ................6:05–7:05 pm

.......... #927097.12

Ages 8–10 ....... TUESDAYS ................7:10–8:10 pm

........... #927097.13

Ages 6–7 ......... WEDNESDAYS ........6:55–7:55 pm

.......... #927097.14

MOMS CLUB

®

OF BROOKLYN PARK

(Moms Offering Moms Support)

MOMS CLUB® is a non-profit international support group for full-time and part-time stay-at-home moms.

Become a member and meet other at-home moms like you!

Activities offered to members include:

Daytime Playgroups — Moms Only Night Out

Seasonal/Holiday Parties — Daytime Activities

Couples Night Out — Service Projects — Cooking Club

For more information see the website: www.bpmomsclub.weebly.com

December 2016 – April 2017

YOUTH SPORTS

Youth Sports, Ages 4 –14+

SAFETY AWARENESS AND SELF DEFENSE

American Kenpo Karate

American Kenpo Karate is designed to enhance selfesteem, self-discipline and safety awareness for all ages, from 5 through adult. Students are placed into classes according to age and ability and can progress to yellow belt or higher. A black belt instructor teaches beginning, intermediate and advanced techniques. Self-discipline and self-defense, rather than aggressiveness are promoted.

Students should wear shorts or sweat pants and a t-shirt.

Uniforms are optional, come with a belt and are available at the first class and throughout the course for $30. Call

Norm Rolando for program questions at 763-427-0208.

Zanewood Recreation Center

WINTER 2016

FRIDAYS, NOVEMBER 18 – JANUARY 27

(8 weeks) ...$43/$51

(No class Nov 25, Dec 23 or 30)

New 5 – 7 ...........................5:30 – 6:15 pm

.............................#802016.11

Returning .........................6:15 – 7:00 pm

.............................#802016.12

Advanced .........................7:00 – 7:45 pm

.............................#802016.13

New 8 – 12 .........................7:45 – 8:30 pm

.............................#802016.14

Adult/teens 13+ .............8:30 – 9:15 pm

.............................#802016.15

WINTER 2017

FRIDAYS, FEBRUARY 3 – MARCH 24

(8 weeks) ..........$43/$51

New 5 – 7 ...........................5:30 – 6:15 pm

.............................#902017.01

Returning .........................6:15 – 7:00 pm

.............................#902017.02

Advanced .........................7:00 – 7:45 pm

.............................#902017.03

New 8 – 12 .........................7:45 – 8:30 pm

............................ #902017.04

Adult/teens 13+ .............8:30 – 9:15 pm

.............................#902017.05

SPRING 2017

FRIDAYS, MARCH 31 – JUNE 2

(8 weeks) ......................$43/$51

(No class April 14 or May 26)

New 5 – 7 ...........................5:30 – 6:15 pm

............................. #902017.11

Returning .........................6:15 – 7:00 pm

............................. #902017.12

Advanced .........................7:00 – 7:45 pm

............................. #902017.13

New 8 – 12 .........................7:45 – 8:30 pm

............................. #902017.14

Adult/teens 13+ .............8:30 – 9:15 pm

............................. #902017.15

CHEER AMERICA

Ages 4–14

Students will learn popular cheers, chants, choreographed dance and pom-pom routines, parade marching, techniques and other performance skills. At the conclusion of each session, students perform a group recital for family and friends. All students receive certificates and medals for participation in the program.

Zanewood Recreation Center

WEDNESDAYS, FEBRUARY 8 – APRIL 26

Registration fee of $5, weekly class fee $7

Ages 4 – 7 ..........................6:15 – 7:00 pm

Ages 8+ .............................7:15 – 8:00 pm

CHEER AMERICA Open House and Registration Night

Zanewood Recreation Center

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 6:15 – 8:15 pm

For more information, call 952-997-7732 or visit: http://www.cheer-america-minnesota.com

YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships for recreation programs are offered through a fund

*

from the City of Brooklyn Park.

Registrations are taken in person at Zanewood or the Community Activity Center:

Must be for Brooklyn Park resident, age 17 or younger

Must bring your current year’s Federal tax return

(not your W2) with child’s name(s) included to confirm that you qualify

Scholarship forms must be completed every time you enroll

Scholarships generally reduce program cost by half, but not always

Scholarships are not available for Music for Everyone lessons, special events, or field trips

For more information, call

763-493-8333 or 763-315-8444

*YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT YOUTH PROGRAMS!

www.brooklynpark.org/youth-scholarship

December 2016 – April 2017

YOUTH ATHLETIC ASSOCIATIONS

BPAA Basketball, Softball and Baseball

BROOKLYN PARK ATHLETIC

ASSOCIATION

WWW.BPAASPORTS.ORG

Sports include baseball, softball, soccer, football and basketball. Online registrations available. Register in person for fee assistance/scholarships.

For last-minute updates and locations, visit: www.bpaasports.org.

BPAA BASKETBALL

BPAA Basketball is for youth grades

2–12. Check out our website at www.

bpaasports.org

for more information.

BPAA GIRLS SLOW PITCH

SOFTBALL

BPAA Girls Slow Pitch Softball is open to girls ages 5–19 living in and around the Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Osseo and Maple Grove area. The season runs late April through early July.

Individual registrations will be taken through the Brooklyn Park Recreation and Parks Department starting in

January at www.brooklynpark.org

or by calling 763-493-8333. Age divisions will be 5–7U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 19U. Additional information can be found on the BPAA Slow Pitch softball website: www.bpaasports.org

.

Team registrations are accepted for the 16U and 19UU divisions. For more info see the BPAA Slow Pitch Softball website or contact Theresa Strand at [email protected]

.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

BPAA and BPTBL both have limited funds available to assist families for whom the cost of participation represents a financial hardship.

More information is available upon in-person registration.

BPAA GIRLS FAST PITCH

SOFTBALL

BPAA Girls Fast Pitch Softball is open to girls ages 9–18 living in and around the Brooklyn Park area. This is a traveling league with games played around the northwest metro area.

Tryouts are held in March; the season runs April–July. Register through

Brooklyn Park Recreation and Parks starting in February at www.

brooklynpark.org or by calling

763-493-8333. Additional information can be found on the BPAA Fast Pitch

Softball website: www.bpaasports.org

.

Representatives will also be on site to answer questions — see the website for dates and details.

BPAA BASEBALL

Brooklyn Park Baseball Association and Brooklyn Area Babe Ruth offers competitive baseball for youth ages

6–19 who live in Brooklyn Park and surrounding communities. We have both House Leagues, (competitive, instructional league) and Traveling

Leagues to accommodate all levels of experience and abilities.

Please refer to our website for more information on leagues and registration details: www.bpaasports.org/baseball

Our program begins practices in

Mid-Late April; typically, games start the first weekend in May and will continue into late June/early July.

BPAA Baseball Registration Dates at the Brooklyn Park Community

Activity Center (CAC):

Grand Room 1

SATURDAY, January 7 ....9–11 am

Grand Room 3

THURSDAY, January 26 ...6–8 pm

BPAA WINTER BASEBALL

Brooklyn Park Baseball Winter Dome

Nights will be held on Monday nights starting in January. Registration will begin the first week in November on our website: www.bpaasports.org/ baseball . This is open to all youth, ages 6–12. A fun, organized way to practice baseball skills during the winter months. Register early as

sign-up spots are limited!

For those who want to register online at home, please feel free to do so. You do not need to attend a registration session. Registration sessions are intended for those who would like guidance with the registration process.

Online Registration will be live on

January 1, 2017 at www.bpaasports.org/ baseball

YOUTH ATHLETIC ASSOCIATIONS

Softball, Hockey, Basketball, Soccer and Rugby

KICKERS SOCCER CLUB

WWW.NWKICKERS.ORG

Traveling Youth Soccer

Ages 9–19

The NW Kickers Soccer Club of Brooklyn Park is committed to providing the best traveling youth soccer experience for our players and their families. Being a community-based soccer club, our focus is on local youth and keeping team/club fees cost-effective for our families. We strive to develop both soccer and life skills (teamwork, commitment and a passion for the game). The NW Kickers offer extensive professional training for all skill levels. Spring and fall seasons are offered, as well as indoor winter training. For more information visit us at nwkickers.org

.

Little Kickers/Junior Kickers

Ages 5–8

The NW Kickers offer a Little and

Junior Kickers program for age appropriate training. This focuses on basic and intermediate skills.

The goal at this level is to have fun, develop core soccer skills needed for play at a more competitive level as they grow, and to instill the love of soccer. Spring, Fall and indoor

Winter sessions are offered. For more information visit us at nwkickers.org

.

Kickers Development

Academy — NEW!

Ages 5–8

Kickers Academy is a structured development academy committed to the technical development of its soccer players. We emphasize a spirit of commitment, sportsmanship, teamwork and accountability to develop the necessary technical and tactical knowledge that is required to play competitive soccer. For more information, visit us at: nwkickers.org

.

December 2016 – April 2017

REBELS SOCCER CLUB

WWW.REBELSOCCER.NET

Rebels Soccer Club is for youth soccer players ages 9–19.

MAPLEBROOK SOCCER

ASSOCIATION

WWW.MAPLEBROOKSOCCER.COM

Providing competitive soccer programs for boys and girls from ages 5 to 19. Professional trainers for traveling teams. Registration and other information available online.

Also, the “Little Blasters” are designed to teach soccer basics to players grades K–3, and develop them for a fun and competitive traveling soccer experience.

BROOKLYN PARK

TRAVELING BASKETBALL

LEAGUE (BPTBL)

WWW.BPHOOPS.ORG

This program is for boys and girls grades 4–8 that live in the Park Center attendance area. We host our annual tournament January 6–8 at Brooklyn

Middle School and Park Center. Stop by to watch games and learn more about traveling basketball. Brackets for our tournament will be posted the week before on our website, www.bphoops.org; please check this throughout the year for our Fall and Spring Basketball Clinics, plus additional offerings.

REBEL FASTPITCH GIRLS

SOFTBALL

WWW.CPFASTPITCH.COM

Rebels fastpitch softball is for girls ages 16 and under, living or attending school in the Champlin Park High

School attendance area. Rebels

Fastpitch registration will take place in

February. Watch for dates and times in the weekly Sun Post. For more information: www.cpfastpitch.com

NORTH METRO YOUTH

HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

(NMYHA)

WWW.NMYHA.COM

Registrations for the 2016–2017 hockey season are held in September for new players. Players who have registered in the ’16–17 season, will have registration materials mailed to them.

Visit www.nmyha.com

for information.

BROOKLYN BRUMBIES

RUGBY CLUB

BE APART OF THE NEWEST OLYMPIC

SPORT...RUGBY!

Rugby is a fast-growing sport in the state of MN with several players moving on from MN to play collegiate rugby as well as represent Team USA around the world! Rugby is a free flowing game designed for players of all shapes, sizes and athletic abilities. It provides an outstanding opportunity to develop leadership skills, bring positive recognition to the city and promote a high standard of physical fitness. This sport combines the speed and power of football, with the endurance of soccer. Robbinsdale-

Brooklyn Rugby Club season for boy ages 14–18 runs mid-February through the first week of June. Find out more about us by emailing Coach

Megan: [email protected]

or call 763-607-6824.

763-493-8333 • www.brooklynpark.org 21

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Out of School Days — Activities for Grades K–5

OUT OF SCHOOL DAYS

KID ZONE

Grades K–5

WHEN SCHOOL’S OUT, KID ZONE IS IN!

Need a little stimulation for your student when school’s out?

Kid Zone OST is the place to be. We will have all day programs from 9 am

– 5 pm

for the working family. Students will enjoy awesome adventures in recreation as well as specialized themed activities, all at Zanewood Recreation Center. Please pack a lunch and snack from home for each day that your student is registered.

Zanewood Recreation Center

WINTER BREAK

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27

9 am

– 5 pm

............................................$32/$38 .......................#804016.06

Winter Adventures: Explore winter fun with Kid Zone as we delve into

winter recreation activities (subject to change depending on weather) such as sledding, snow shelters, cross country skiing, snow shoes, and more. After all the fun outside, enjoy a nice steamy cup of hot chocolate and story time.

Please dress appropriately to play outside, weather permitting.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28

9 am

– 5 pm

............................................$32/$38 .......................#804016.07

KidZone on Ice: Come and enjoy the fun as Kid Zone takes a field trip to

the Community Activity Center to ice skate. Have your student show off their moves and skills on ice, or come and learn with the rest of the gang. It’s all about having fun and making lasting memories.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29

9 am

– 5 pm

............................................$32/$38 .......................#804016.08

Science and Technology Explorer Day: Enjoy the day creating cool

science projects such as making an echo box, cloud in a bottle, balloon powered race car, plastic bottle powered boat, and more. To top off the day we will have an ultimate paper airplane tournament; students will design and customize their paper airplane and race other students. We will have a winner for the farthest plane and the coolest design.

ALL 3 DAYS ................................

$90/$96 .......................#804016.09

NO SCHOOL DAYS

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17

9 am

– 5 pm

..........................................$ 32/38 ........................

#904017.01

A field trip to GRAND SLAM with Kid Zone! Youth in grades K–5,

enjoy a great program with gym games, arts and crafts, and sports in the morning. Then be prepared to get loaded with fun at Grand Slam in

Coon Rapids. Enjoy laser tag, bumper cars, arcade games, mini-golf, and goodies, all together with new friends or old.

FRIDAY, MARCH 10

9 am

– 5 pm

..........................................$ 32/38 .......................

#904017.02

Kid Zone is Fit Zone: Come and enjoy a fun-filled day at Kid Zone! Youth

will have the opportunity to work with awesome strength and conditioning coaches from Totally Committed. Totally Committed will engage your child in the importance of healthy living and give them a fun experience to keep them growing strong! Not feeling like doing much? Kid Zone instructors will have plenty of other camp activities that will get your child excited.

MONDAY, APRIL 24

9 am

– 5 pm

..........................................$ 32/38 .......................

#904017.03

Cheap Skate Day: Don’t miss out on our annual field trip to Cheap Skate.

This is one of the favorite field trips Kid Zone participants have had the opportunity to go on. Don’t miss out on making new friends and laughing your way through some awesome music on roller skates.

SPRING BREAK

MONDAY, MARCH 27

9 am

– 5 pm

...........................................$ 32/38 .......................

#904017.04

Indulge in Sports Day! Have fun with all your friends or make new ones

as we focus on physical activities that will keep your child wanting more.

High energy coaches will get your child hooked on the great benefits of friendly competition and challenging themselves to be the best they can be. We will have a wide variety of activities throughout the day to engage everyone — even those who are not into sports.

TUESDAY, MARCH 28

9 am

– 5 pm

...........................................$ 32/38 .......................

#904017.05

Feeling Crafty Day: If your child is hands on and creative, this is the day to

let it all out. Awesome art instructors will lead activities that will challenge your child to be as creative as they can. Youths will have a wonderful experience expressing themselves through a wide variety of projects. Don’t worry, for those who are not feeling very crafty- the great Kid Zone staffs have plenty of cool activities up their sleeves.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29

9 am

– 5 pm

...........................................$ 32/38 .......................

#904017.06

Have you ever been to the Mill City Museum? If you have, you know

how fun it will be and, if you haven’t, don’t miss out on this opportunity for your child with Kid Zone. Register for this full day of great activities starting with awesome group activities in the morning so your child can make new friends. After lunch, we will launch into amazement at the Mill City

Musuem. Register soon!

THURSDAY, MARCH 30

9 am

– 5 pm

...........................................$ 32/38 .......................

#904017.07

Kid Zone Tech Day: Calling all techies and beyond…. Kid Zone is having

the fabulous Teen Tech Squad come out and do some amazing hands on projects with the kids. Kids will get a chance to work on some of the coolest technology projects right in their own community.

ALL 4 DAYS

..................................... $120/$144 .....................

#904017.08

December 2016 – April 2017

YOUTH PROGRAMS

After School Activities for Grades K–5

KID ZONE AFTER SCHOOL

Grades K–5

Want a fun and enriching after-school activity for your child? Look no further. Kid Zone afterschool will provide your child with opportunities to grow their interest and broaden their horizons in various adventures and activities.

Participants can look forward to Totally Committed Fit

Fridays with health and nutrition, sports day, arts and crafts day, science and technology day, and free admission to these events: Princess/Heroes Ball, Totally Committed Kids,

Cake Decorating Contest and 3 free Family Bingo sheets.

Zanewood Recreation Center

Winter Session

DEC 12–MAR 3, MON–FRI

....... 11 weeks

4:15–5:30 pm

......................................$98/$117 .......................#

804026.

11

(No classes when School District 279 is out: December 23, 26–30,

January 1, 16, 30, February 17 or 20)

Spring Session

MAR 6–MAY 25, MON–FRI

...... 11 weeks

4:15–5:30 pm

......................................$98/$117 .......................# 904027.

01

(No classes when School District 279 is out: Mar 10, 27–31, Apr 14, 24)

WINTER PRINCESS / SUPER HEROES BALL

Grades K–5

Dress up in your favorite princess or super hero costume and come have a ball with us! We will have fun jamming to your favorite super hero and princess sound tracks. Door prizes and fun carnival games. Parents, this is your chance to party with your favorite princess and/or super hero!

Zanewood Recreation Center

FRIDAY DECEMBER 2

5:30–7:30 pm

..................................... $5/$6 per child ....................

#804016.04

KID TOTALLY COMMITTED KIDS

Ages 5–11

Start your child’s healthy living early with Totally Committed

Kids. Tyler Phillips, founder and CEO of Totally Committed will have your kids smiling, laughing, and cheering all the way to fitness. Kids will have the opportunity to learn the importance of keeping a healthy lifestyle and learn fun ways to continue for a lifetime. At the end of the session, kids will have a signed Certificate of Completion and a t-shirt.

Zanewood Recreation Center

FRIDAY DECEMBER 16

4:30–5:30 pm

.............................. $12/$14 per child .................

#804016.10

KID ZONE CAKE DECORATING CONTEST

Ages 5–11

Do you have the next Kids Food Network star? If so, start here at Zanewood with the first-ever cake decorating contest.

Each participant will get two 5” un-iced cakes and will work their magic using frosting, sprinkles, and whole bunch of goodies that will be provided. We will have a First, Second, and Third Place winner, all in the name of having fun!

Zanewood Recreation Center

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27,

5–6:30 pm

............$10/$12 .............

#904017.10

KID ZONE TENNIS

Ages 6–10

A fun and engaging way to learn the game of tennis for kids. High-energy coaches will keep your kids laughing and hitting plenty of balls. Students can expect to learn the core fundamentals of tennis strokes, techniques, rallying skills, and of course have fun! Space is limited 4:1 student to coach ratio. $30/$36. Intermediate class for those who’ve taken any tennis instruction before.

Zanewood Recreation Center

SESSION 1: TUESDAYS, January 3 – 24

6–6:45 pm

............................. Beginner ................................

# 904037.

01

7–7:45 pm

.......................... Intermediate ............................

#

904037.

02

SESSION 2: TUESDAYS, February 7 – 28

6–6:45 pm

............................. Beginner ................................

# 904037.

03

7–7:45 pm

.......................... Intermediate ............................

#

904037.

04

FAMILY VALENTINE BINGO

FREE — For all ages

(under 12 must be accompanied by adult)

It’s our Family Valentine Bingo event...truly family-based!

We will have some activities for all ages and, if you are lucky enough to yell “CUPID” (we mean “BINGO”), you will have a chance to win some great prizes. Refreshments will be on sale. We hope to see you there!

SIX GAMES

FREE

(additional games can be purchased; $2 for 6 games).

Zanewood Recreation Center

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2–4 pm

December 2016 – April 2017

TEEN PROGRAMS

Events and Activities for Grades 6–12

TEENS AFTER SCHOOL

Finding places for teens, grades 6–12 to hang out with their friends and participate in recreation activities is a goal of the City’s youth violence prevention initiative.

The Brooklyn Park City Council has expanded teen programming significantly, resulting in less juvenile crime, especially during out-of-school time. Healthy afterschool snacks are served.

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS—FREE!

Register with Recreation staff members during lunch periods at both schools.

North View Middle School

WEDNESDAYS, 3–4:30 pm

Brooklyn Middle School

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, 3–4:30 pm

Zanewood Recreation Center

MONDAY–FRIDAY, 2–4:30 pm

SCHOOL VACATION DAYS—FREE!

Grades 6–12

Teens are invited to participate in activities when school is not in session: gym games, ice skating, basketball, video games, arts, crafts and more.

Go to www.brooklynpark.org

for vacation day schedules and more information.

Community Activity Center

5600 85th Avenue N

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27

...................... 1– 4 pm

......... #843016.11

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28

.............. 1– 4 pm

.........#843016.12

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29

.................. 1– 4 pm

.........#843016.13

ZANEWOOD MEALS PROGRAM

Free meals are provided for students in grades K–12,

Monday–Thursday 4:30–5:30 pm

, and Fridays 4–5 pm

. Meals include a combination of foods from the food pyramid; all meals are served in combo. Choose the one that’s right for you; one meal per person. Note: meals are not served during non-school days (except summer) nor on holidays.

EVENING PROGRAMS — FREE!

Zanewood Recreation Center has a teen drop-in program open in the evenings from 6 to 8:30 pm

. A teen lounge and scheduled activities are held.

OPEN GYM AT ZANEWOOD

$1 or $5 punch card

Zanewood Recreation Center

MONDAYS AND WEDS., 6–8:30 pm

Transportation will be available between Zanewood and the

Community Center and back again with signed permission

(available at both Zanewood and the CAC).

Zanewood Recreation Center

7100 Zane Avenue N

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2

............................. 1–5 pm

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23

........................... 1–5 pm

MONDAY, JANUARY 30

.......................... 1–5 pm

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17

............................ 1–5 pm

FRIDAY, MARCH 10

................................... 1–5 pm

MON–THURS, MARCH 27–31

............... 1–5 pm

FRIDAY, APRIL 14

....................................... 1–5 pm

MONDAY, APRIL 24

................................... 1–5 pm

TEEN PROGRAMS

Events and Activities for Grades 6–12

TEEN ROLLER SKATING

AT THE ROLLER GARDENS

Grades 6–12

We are inviting all teens to come roller skating with us,

Friday, December 2, 5 – 8 pm

in St. Louis Park. Roller skating or roller blading can be extremely fun while you are dancing the evening away, listening to some of your favorite music. Transportation will be provided along with staff chaperones. For more information please see the flyer or call Zanewood at 763-315-8444

Zanewood Recreation Center,

7100 Zane Avenue N and

Community Activity Center,

5600 85th Avenue N

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2

, 5–8 pm

.............. $10 ...............#843016.14

OPEN MIC — FREE!

Grades 6–12

Youth-focused and youth-led, Open Mic is an opportunity to showcase student poets, singers, musicians and actors from the Brooklyn Park area. Middle and high school students are encouraged to come share their art in our supportive, progressive, artistic atmosphere. For more information, call Zanewood at 763-315-8444.

Zanewood Recreation Center

SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2–3:30 pm

.............................#943017.02

OPEN STAGES — FREE!

Grades 6–12

Intermedia Arts Youth Leadership Council presents Open Stages, a free show hosted by youth, for youth. We want to know: what’s your passion? Is it music? This is an opportunity for any teen who wants to share their musical talent with other teens in a showcase! This field trip is located at the Intermedia Arts, in South Minneapolis. Free dinner provided by Open Stages prior to showcase

Zanewood Recreation Center

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27,

5 – 8:30 pm

................................. #943017.01

TEEN MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BUSTER

FREE!

Grades 6–12

Teens interested in college basketball, please come to

Zanewood and enter into the March Madness Bracket

Buster Tournament!! Teens can have a chance to watch their final four team’s battle for championship bragging rights. Teens will submit their brackets in March and watch the tournament in April here at Zanewood. For more information please call Zanewood at 763-315-8444

Zanewood Recreation Center,

7100 Zane Avenue N

VALENTINE DANCE

Grades 6–12

Teens come dressed in your best! Our Valentine dance will feature the best music, plus dance and best-dressed contests. $3 admission if you’re wearing red, pink or purple; $5 admission without Valentine’s colors.

Zanewood Recreation Center

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10,

6–8:30 pm

YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT YOUTH

PARTICIPATION IN PROGRAMS!

www.brooklynpark.org/youth-scholarship

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DANCE, MUSIC AND ART

Music Lessons

MUSIC LESSONS

Music for Everyone (MFE) is a cooperative program with the cities of Brooklyn Park,

Golden Valley, Maple Grove, New Hope and

Plymouth, offering private and group lessons to students of all ages. Call Alyssa

Krumholz to arrange your private lesson time prior to registration: 763-509-5224.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR

PRIVATE LESSONS, AGES 7 – ADULT

• Register for lessons in the city in which lessons take place. State your lesson time upon registration.

• Lessons in Brooklyn Park are held in the CAC Music Room.

• Student must be at least 7 years old to register for private lessons.

• All students must bring their receipt to their first private lesson.

• No make-ups will be offered.

• Scholarships are not available for music lessons.

PIANO

Beginner–Advanced

30-minute lessons include basic and advanced keyboard technique, sight reading, basic music theory, and ensemble playing.

JANUARY 9 – MARCH 24

11 lessons .......$242/$252 .........#913007.01

APRIL 9 – MAY 20

7 lessons .........$142/$162 .........#913007.11

Recitals May 20–21

WOODWIND/BRASS

Beginner–Advanced

30-minute lessons develop tone, rhythm and music reading skills while enjoying a variety of musical styles.

JANUARY 9 – MARCH 24

11 lessons .......$242/$252 ........ #913007.02

APRIL 9 – MAY 20

7 lessons .........$142/$162 .........#913007.12

Recitals May 20–21

Find opportunities for youth at

brooklynsconnect.org

Your simple, searchable, one-stop-shop website for finding over

500 programs for youth in Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center

ACCESS

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Brooklyn Bridge

ALLIANCE

YOUTH

COORDINATION

Sports • Arts • Dance • Technology • Jobs • College

DANCE, MUSIC AND ART

Art Classes

ART CLASSES

Kidcreate Studio’s award-winning art classes allow kids to explore art in an environment full of giggles and grins.

Curriculum is age appropriate and designed to inspire. Classes provide a fun, self-esteem building atmosphere full of “I did it” moments! For more information about Kidcreate Studio visit www.kidcreatestudio.com

WHAT PARENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT

KIDCREATE STUDIO:

"Kidcreate has been an amazing experience for us. The Kidcreate Studio staff has been great and the projects are creative and beautiful."

Mother of a preschooler

“I can’t believe how much my kids have

learned.” — Father of a 4th grader

“Thank you so much for providing such an excellent program.”

Mother of a 2nd grader

SIBLINGS CLASSES

Classes for siblings, ages 4–9 years, to attend together; prices listed are per child

CHRISTMAS COOKIE-MAKING

PARTY WITH KIDCREATE STUDIO

4–9 years

Kids love decorating Christmas cookies!

Moms hate it

what a mess!!

Kidcreate to the rescue!

We will work on multiple cookie-themed projects, including decorating real cookies.

This is art the kids can eat!

CAC Armory Classroom

DECEMBER 2

9:30–11:30 am

....... $27/$32 ........#812016.02

SPARKLES AND BUTTERFLIES

WITH KIDCREATE STUDIO

4–9 years

Come to this class and get your sparkle on!

The kids will go crazy as they create multiple projects with a sparkly butterfly theme. These masterpieces will shimmer and glimmer with sparkles and glitter! Please pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child.

CAC Armory Classroom

FRIDAY, MARCH 10

9:30–10:30 am

......$55/66 ........#912037.03

SCHOOL-AGE CLASSES

5–12 years

POSITIVELY POKÉMON ART

CLASS WITH KIDCREATE STUDIO

5–12 years

Is your child mad about Mudkip?

Passionate about

Pikachu? Then, this is their class! We will create a bunch of clay projects with a

Pokémon theme. Please pack a nut-free

snack, lunch and drink for your child.

CAC Armory Classroom

TUESDAY, JANUARY 30

9:00 am

–3:30 pm

.........$60/$72

......

#912037.01

3-D MINECRAFT MASTERPIECE

WITH KIDCREATE STUDIO

5–12 years

Your Minecraft® master will love this class! They will construct a 3D diorama of a Minecraft® scene.

But that's not all! the kids will create

Minecraft® characters to add to their diorama out of Model Magic® clay.

Steve would love this class! Please pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child.

CAC Armory Classroom

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17

9:00–11:30 am

........$30/$36 ....... #912037.02

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GOLF

Brookland Golf Park

INDOOR LESSONS

Work on your game indoors this

Winter and be ready to hit the links in the Spring. See exactly what is going on with your swing with video analysis and fine tune those little movements. $200 for 8 30-minute lessons held indoors at Brookland Golf

Park, November–March. Contact Lisa

Eggleston to schedule your lesson today: [email protected]

BROOKLAND

GOLF PARK

8232 Regent Avenue N

For tee times, call 763-488-6497 or go to:

www.brooklandgolfpark.org

Brookland Golf Park is a 9-hole course with a practice green, pro shop, snack bar and disc golf supplies. Golf 2.0 was implemented in 2012, with three sets of tees and two holes on each green, one being 8 inches in diameter.

The three-tee system is designed to eliminate gender bias as neutral white, red and red/white tees encourage play based on ability. You're invited to experience this re-invented Golf Park which now includes FootGolf – a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf (see more below).

WOMEN’S GOLF LEAGUES

Brookland Golf Park offers a stress-free golf league for women. $15 registration fee plus $14 green fees each week, or prepay both your total league and green fees: $105 for 8 weeks. Sign up by team or individually. Call at least

10 days before each session begins.

TUESDAYS, April 25 – June 13

Tee times: 4:12–5:42 pm

MEN’S GOLF LEAGUES

A tournament and banquet will be held at the end of each 10-week session. $15 registration fee plus pay your green fees each week, or prepay your total league and green fees: $125 for the 10 weeks.

Call at least one week before session begins to register: 763-488-6497.

THURSDAYS, April 27 – June 29

Tee times: 5:15–6:18 pm

SENIOR CO-ED GOLF LEAGUE

These leagues are designed to have fun, play golf and meet new friends.

With various gaming events each week, players of all skill levels enjoy themselves. $5 registration fee plus pay your green fees each week; or prepay your total league fee and green fee: $105 each for this 10-week league. Call 763-488-6497 to register.

THURSDAYS, May 18–July 20

Tee times: 9–9:54 am

FAMILY GOLF DAY SUNDAYS

All season, a family of three people or more is $10 per person (and only

$5 for your second round) after 2 pm

!

Free club rental is also available.

SUPER FAMILY RATE

All season, a family of three people or more can play for $20 total, every night after 6:30 pm

til dark.

Everyone can play FOOTGOLF at Brookland Golf Park

FootGolf is a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf. Players use soccer balls (bring your own or rent) on a traditional golf course with 21-inch diameter cups. The FootGolf course includes greens with tees, holes and direction markers (shown on a map on each scorecard). For more on FootGolf at Brookland Golf Park or to make a tee time, call the Golf Shop at 763-488-6497 or visit: www.brooklandgolfpark.org

.

The website offers a visual overview of the game and you can also watch a FootGolf Introductory

Video and/or FootGolf Rules video.

FOOTGOLF RATES:

9 Holes: $9 Replay Round: $6

Under 9 pay their age

Soccer ball rental: $3 per round

HOURS OF OPERATON:

Sunday–Saturday: 7 am

until dark

BROOKLAND TWILITE RATE

Twilite Golf will be offered every night after 5:30 pm

. The Twilite Rate is $8, plus tax, per person. The Super Twilite rate is after 7 pm

for $6, plus tax, per person.

BROOKDaLE GOLF RATES

Adult

Junior

$14 Senior $13

$12 Rental clubs FREE

Push carts $4.50 Riding carts $15

Twilite (after 5:30 pm

) $8

Super Twilite (after 7 pm

) $6

December 2016 – April 2017

GOLF

Edinburgh USA

EDINBURGH USA

8700 Edinbrook Crossing

For tee times, call 763-315-8550 or go to: www.edinburghusa.com

Edinburgh USA is a great public golf course designed and created by Robert Trent Jones II and operated by the Brooklyn Park Recreation and Parks Department.

It is a Scottish design with 63 bunkers and 12 acres of water, featuring an island fairway, a peninsula green, and one of the world’s largest putting surfaces. The

40,000-square-foot triple green combines holes 9, 18, and the practice green.

DRIVING RANGE

Enjoy practicing at our spacious, well-marked practice facility. The practice range is banked on both sides to simulate hitting your drive on a regulation fairway. Three elevated greens at 100, 150 and 200 yards provide you with targeted landing areas. Range balls are $5 for a small bucket and $10 for a large bucket.

BANQUET AND MEETING FACILITIES

The Clubhouse at Edinburgh USA is an elegant facility that can accommodate any special occasion. Call the

Clubhouse: 763-315-8500 or go to www.edinburghusa.org

for catering.

The golf course and its surroundings feature an exciting element of 100-year-old trees and many man-made amenities. Edinburgh was named by Golf Digest as one of “America’s Top 75 Affordable Courses,” and by Golf

Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the U.S.” Edinburgh USA has also hosted seven LPGA tour events, and the USGA Public Links Championship.

MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CLUBS

Edinburgh USA has a men’s and a women’s club available to residents and non-residents of Brooklyn Park. They offer a fun, social and competitive atmosphere with openings available in both clubs. www.emgagolf.com

(Men’s) and www.mnewga.com

(Women’s)

In 2014, Edinburgh USA completed a fantastic renovation.

All bunkers were redone; some were made smaller, some were eliminated, and some were moved (30% less area of sand). Three greens were restructured: the Practice Green,

1st Green and 3rd Green. Vast areas of fairway grass were also added, resulting in a more playable fun course that golfers of all levels will enjoy.

BECOME AN E-GOLFER

Go to www.edinburghusa.org

and submit your e-mail address to be added to our e-Golfer list. You will then receive our online newsletter, email blasts, online specials and receive a free round of golf on your Birthday! You can also check out helpful tips from our PGA staff.

EDINBURGH USA SPECIAL FALL RATES

Beginning Tuesday, October 4 until the end of the season, Fall rates are $45 walking, $55 riding. To schedule a tee time online, go to www.edinburghusa.org

or call

763-315-8550.

GIFT SHOPPING?

Remember the Edinburgh USA Golf Shop is open for shopping 11 am

– 5 pm

daily,

December 7 – 23

Come in for that hard-to-shop-for golfer and save!

Gift cards are also available

December 2016 – April 2017

ICE SKATING

Lessons

SKATING LESSONS

Ages 3–adult

Skating lessons are offered year round at the Brooklyn

Park Ice Arena. Learn to Skate USA is a skating program whose mission is to provide a fun and positive experience that will instill a lifelong love of skating. The foundation of the program is based in a safe and solid skill progression that provides all skaters the necessary tools to reach their goal, be it recreational or competitive.

The program is taught by Brooklyn Park USFS Professional

Skating School instructors. Each class will consist of 1/2 hour lesson and 1/2 hour practice time. Skate rental is available for $3 each session (youth size 8 through adults).

Please come 20 minutes early on the first day.

Registration Procedures

Registrations are not accepted on the first day of the session. Those registering after the start date are not subject to prorating. This policy is necessary to prevent late registrations and allows adequate time to hire staff.

Keep in mind that it’s common for children to repeat a level several times before advancing to the next level.

Attendance is important to learn new skills.

YOU MUST REGISTER AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO

THE START OF LESSONS OR UNTIL SPACES FILL.

OPEN SKATE AT THE CAC

BROOKLYN PARK ICE ARENA

1

TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS: 12 – 2

Begins September 1

pm

2

SATURDAYS: 2:15 – 3:45 pm

Begins September 10

(no Nov 12, 19, 26, Dec 10, 24 or Jan 14)

3

SUNDAYS: 3:30 – 5 pm

Begins Oct 16

(no Nov 27, Dec 11, 25, Jan 1 or 15)

4

SCHOOL VACATION DAYS

(call for schedule)

ADMISSION FEES*

Adult......................................$4

Students (18 & under) .....$3

Seniors (55 +) ......................$3

Senior Tuesdays ................$1

Brooklyn Park Family .....$11

Skate Rental ........................$3

Children 4 & under....FREE w/paid adult

*Open Skate passes available to purchase!

Call 763-493-8333 for current schedule

SNOW PLOW SAM

Ages 3–5

This program is for the skater who is not ready to begin at the Basic One level and wants to become comfortable with the feel of being on skates. Group lessons are 30 minutes long with a 30-minute practice.

Please come 20 minutes early on the first day. Helmet required (i.e. bike or hockey). Must register one week prior to the start of lessons or until spaces fill.

Brooklyn Park CAC Ice Arena

WEDNESDAYS, 7 – 8 pm

January 11–February 15 ....$70/$84 ...............#951057.01, .02, .03

February 22–March 22 ......$58/$70 ...............#951077.01, .02, .03

SATURDAYS, 11:45 am

– 12:45 pm

January 7–March 4 ..............$94/$112 .............#951067.01, .02, .03

(no class January 14)

SKATING SCHOOL

Ages 6 & Up

Lessons cover USFS Basic 1–3 levels.

Brooklyn Park CAC Ice Arena

WEDNESDAYS, 7 – 8 pm

January 11–February 15 ....$70/$84 ................#951017.01, .02, .03

February 22–March 22 ......$58/$70 ............... #951037.01, .02, .03

SATURDAYS, 10:30 – 11:30 am

January 7–March 4 ..............$94/$112 ............. #951027.01, .02, .03

(no class January 14)

ADVANCED SKATING SCHOOL

Lessons cover USFS Basic 4 – 6 levels.

Brooklyn Park CAC Ice Arena

SATURDAYS

11:45 am

– 12:15 pm practice, followed by 1

2:15–1 pm

lesson

January 7–March 4 ..............$98/$117 .............#951027.04, .05, .06

(no class January 14)

Three Rivers Figure Skating Club presents their Annual

Holiday Exhibition

Community Activity Center

Rink #2

Sat., December 10

2:15–3:15 pm

ICE SKATING

Lessons

JUNIOR CLUB GROUP LESSONS

After passing Basic 6, skaters progress to Junior Club

Group Lessons program that covers the USFS Basic 7, 8 and Freeskate 1–3 levels. Junior Club meets for a one-hour lesson, with a one-hour practice session each Wednesday evening. Skaters in Basic 7 or higher must also be a member of the Three Rivers Figure Skating Club (annual fee $85).

Brooklyn Park CAC Ice Arena

WEDNESDAYS 6–7 pm

January 11–February 15 ....$78/$93 ..............................#951017.07

February 22–March 22 ......$65/$78 ..............................#951037.07

SENIOR CLUB GROUP LESSONS

When the skater reaches the Senior Club level, and has achieved Freeskate 3, they can continue to work on their

Freeskate levels 4–6. Senior Club lessons will meet for a one-hour lesson, with a one-hour practice session each

Saturday morning. Skaters in Freeskate 4 or higher must also be a member of the Three Rivers Figure Skating Club

(annual fee $110).

Brooklyn Park CAC Ice Arena

SATURDAYS 9:30–10:30 am

January 7–March 4 ..............$102/$122 ..........................#951027.08

(no class January 14)

ADULT SKATING SCHOOL

This program covers the USFS Levels 1– 4. All new students begin at Level 1. Each lesson consists of a 30-minute group lesson and 30-minute practice. Helmets are recommended; skate rental is available for $3.

Brooklyn Park CAC Ice Arena

WEDNESDAYS, 7–8 pm

January 11–February 15 ......$70/$84 ......... #951207.01, .02, .03, .04

February 22–March 22 ........$58/$70 ..........#951217.01, .02, .03, .04

THEATRE ON ICE

Levels 1– 4

Skaters who have mastered the skills of Basic 3 in the US

Figure Skating Basic Skills curriculum are eligible to begin the Basic Skills Theatre on Ice program! Theatre On Ice is a form of figure skating which combines the grace of figure skating with the excitement of theatre and dance. This class will provide skaters a chance to develop the dramatic and emotional side of their skating, while in a “team setting”.

All participants begin Theatre On Ice in Level 1.

Brooklyn Park CAC Ice Arena

SATURDAYS, 10:45 – 11:30 am

(45–minute lesson)

January 7–March 4 ...............$98/$117 ........ #951407.01, .02, .03, .04

(no class January 14)

THREE RIVERS FIGURE SKATING CLUB

SKATING CLUB

The Three Rivers Figure Skating Club (TRFSC) is a

The Three Rivers Figure Skating Club non-profit organization that has served the Twin

Cities’ northwest suburbs for almost twenty years.

Skaters work one-on-one with coaches to learn suburbs for over twenty-four years. to test through levels and participate in local competetions. In addition, skaters can take other club sponsored events.

Visit our website to learn more; www.threeriversfsc.org

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tis the Season

HOLIDAY EXHIBITION

25 th

Anniversary

SPRING ICE SHOW

Check out the TRFSC

Holiday Exhibition on

December 14, 2013.

2:15-3:15 Brooklyn

Park Ice Rink.

Admission is free.

Support Toys for Tots with a donation.

December 2016 – April 2017

Sign up for skating lessons today and learn more. Show dates

April 11-12, 2014.

Come Skate With Us!

INTERESTED IN

COMPETING?

Our 8 th

Annual

Skate in the Park

Competition is coming up

February 23, 2014.

Basic Skills to

Novice….be a part of it!

Mark your calendars!

28 th

Annual

SPRING ICE SHOW

Fri.– Sat., April 7 – 8

Community Activity Center

Questions? Email Cassie: [email protected]

(see more on page 11)

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ICE SKATING

Hockey and Outdoor Rinks

HOCKEY – LEARN TO SKATE

Ages 3–12

The hockey curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. In four badge levels, skaters will learn to maneuver faster and be more agile on the ice. All elements will be taught without a stick or puck, as proper skating techniques are the primary focus of the levels. Hockey or bike helmet is required; other equipment is optional.

Each class will consist of: ½-hour lesson,

½-hour practice time. Pre-registration required; class not subject to prorating.

Brooklyn Park CAC Ice Arena

SATURDAYS, JAN 7–MARCH 4, 1–2 pm

(no January 14)

LEVEL 1 ..............$94/$112 ........ #951007.01

LEVEL 2 ..............$94/$112 ........ #951007.02

LEVEL 3 ..............$94/$112 ........ #951007.03

LEVEL 4 ..............$94/$112 ........ #951007.04

BOYS AND GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY

NORTH METRO GIRLS AND TOTINO-GRACE

2016–2017 HOME GAME SCHEDULE

(Home games are played at the CAC/BP Ice Arena)

NORTH METRO VARSITY GIRLS

Sat, Nov 19 ...........vs (TBA) ..................3:00 pm

Sat, Dec 3 ..............vs (TBA) .................. 7:30 pm

Tue, Dec 13 ...........vs (TBA) ..................7:00 pm

Sat, Dec 17 ............vs (TBA) .................. 7:30 pm

Tue, Jan 3 ..............vs (TBA) ..................7:00 pm

Tue, Jan 10 ............vs (TBA) ..................7:00 pm

Tue, Jan 17 ............vs (TBA) ..................7:00 pm

Thur, Jan 19 ..........vs (TBA) ...................7:00 pm

Sat, Jan 28 ............vs (TBA) ..................3:00 pm

Tue, Jan 31 ............vs (TBA) ..................7:00 pm

TOTINO-GRACE VARSITY GIRLS

Thurs, Nov 17 .......vs (TBA) .................7:00 pm

Tues, Dec 20 .........vs (TBA) ................. 7:30 pm

Tues, Jan 10 ...........vs (TBA) ................. 7:30 pm

Thurs, Jan 26 ........vs (TBA) ................. 7:30 pm

TOTINO-GRACE VARSITY BOYS

Tues, Nov 29 .....vs Roseville ...................7:00 pm

Fri, Dec 2 ............vs East Grand Forks ...7:00 pm

Sat, Dec 3 ...........vs Thief River Falls ......3:00 pm

Tues, Dec 13 ......vs Anoka ........................7:00 pm

Sat, Dec 17 ........vs Champlin Park ........3:00 pm

Tues, Dec 20 .....vs Maple Grove ...........7:00 pm

Sat, Jan 14 .........vs Coon Rapids ............3:00 pm

Thurs, Jan 19 ....vs Armstrong ...............7:30 pm

Thurs, Jan 26 ....vs Osseo .........................7:00 pm

Thurs, Feb 2 ......vs Spring Lake Park ....7:00 pm

Sat, Feb 4 ...........vs Irondale ....................3:00 pm

Tues, Feb 7 ........vs Holy Angels .............7:00 pm

Thurs, Feb 16 ....vs Centennial ...............7:00 pm

ALL GIRLS AND BOYS JUNIOR VARSITY GAMES

START 2 HOURS BEFORE THE VARSITY GAMES

OUTDOOR RINK ATTENDANTS NEEDED!

The City of Brooklyn Park is seeking adult volunteers (age 18 and up) and paid staff for the 2016-17 ice skating season.

Contact the Program Supervisor,

Steve Gulenchyn at 763-493-8343 or e-mail: [email protected]

Deadline to apply is December 4, 2016

OUTDOOR SKATING RINKS

Rink Locations and Supervised Warming House Schedules

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY

Rinks and warming houses are available for team practices, neighborhood gatherings and birthday parties. For information about rink use during non-staffed warming house times, please contact the Recreation and Parks office at: 763-493-8333.

12/25

Closed

1/1/2017

Closed

12/26 12–8 pm

Brookdale, Central and Willowstone

1/2/17 12–8 pm

Brookdale, Central and Willowstone

12/27 12–8 pm

Brookdale, Central and Willowstone

12/28 12–8 pm

Brookdale, Central and Willowstone

12/29 12–8 pm

Brookdale, Central and Willowstone

FRIDAY

12/23 12–8 pm

Brookdale, Central and Willowstone

12/30 12–8 pm

Brookdale, Central and Willowstone

SATURDAY

12/24 11 am

–3 pm

Brookdale, Central and Willowstone

12/31 11 am

–3 pm

Brookdale, Central and Willowstone

Rinks are closed and all activities are cancelled if the outside air temperature dips below -15 degrees or if the weather bureau indicates severe blizzard conditions. Call 763-493-8181, press 1, for updated outdoor rink and weather information.

12–5 pm

at Central

Supervised Warming House times* January 3 – February 20, 2017

(WEATHER PERMITTING)

4:30–8:30 pm

at Central

4:30–8:30 pm

at Central

4:30–8:30 pm

at Central

4:30–8:30 pm

at Central

4:30–8:30 pm

at Central

*Martin Luther King Jr. Day—Monday, January 16, Central Park rink open 1–8 pm

*Presidents Day — Monday, February 20, Central Park rink open 1–8 pm

12–5 pm

at Central

Other park locations with outdoor ice rinks, no supervised warming house hours

(WEATHER PERMITTING)

Lights will turn off daily at these sites at 8:30 pm

Brookdale College Jewell Monroe Norwood Sunnylane Willowstone

ADULT ATHLETICS

Hockey and Adult Sports

ADULT ATHLETIC PROGRAMS

Adult athletic programs offered by the Brooklyn Park

Recreation and Parks Department are open to adults who are 18+ years of age and post high school.

Call 763-493-8333 for registration information.

ADULT OPEN HOCKEY

The Brooklyn Park Ice Arena offers open hockey sessions on Fridays and Saturdays for adults (18 yrs+). Participation is limited to the first 20 skaters plus 4 goalies. Admission is $7/skater and goalies skate free. Protective safety equipment is required (i.e. helmets, gloves, shin pads).

Players pay the office attendant one hour before scheduled ice time. Adult Open Hockey passes available for $70 for

12 admissions. Call 763-493-8181 #7 for dates and times.

WINTER ADULT HOCKEY LEAGUE

No-checking/no slap shot hockey league open to post high school adults. Up to 20 players per team. All games are played at the CAC. League begins in January, call

763-493-8333 for an informational flyer. Two levels to choose from. $1,225 per team for a nine-game season plus two-game tourney.

ADULT SUMMER SOFTBALL

Leagues will be offered Monday–Friday at Noble Sports

Complex in both doubleheader and single game formats per evening for men’s D & E, and Co-Rec. Registration begins January 23, 2017. Team space is limited! Call

763-493-8333 for a registration packet.

NORTHWEST METRO ADULT SPORTS

SPONSORED BY BROOKLYN CENTER, BROOKLYN PARK, CRYSTAL, MAPLE GROVE AND NEW HOPE RECREATION

MEN’S THURSDAY NIGHT BASKETBALL

Brooklyn Center Recreation & Parks Department offers an officiated Men’s 5-on-5 Basketball League.

The League will be classified Men’s C-D. Teams are divided into divisional play. Teams may advance to

MRPA state tournament play. Call 763-569-3400 for more information. Brooklyn Center High School.

$550 per team; Thursday evenings beginning Dec 8.

VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES

Brooklyn Center Parks and Recreation offers Co-Rec,

Women's and Men's officiated 6-on-6 Volleyball Leagues.

Teams are divided into divisional play and may advance to MRPA State Tournaments. Matches played at North

View Middle School and Earle Brown Elementary School.

Teams are guaranteed 10 matches. Winter Leagues begin in January. For more information, call 563-569-3400.

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OPEN SKATE AT BROOKLYN PARK CAC ICE ARENA

TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS: 12 – 2 pm

Begins September 1

SATURDAYS: 2:15 – 3:45 pm

Begins September 10

(no Nov 12, 19, 26, Dec 10, 24 or Jan 14)

SUNDAYS: 3:30 – 5 pm

Begins October 16

(no Nov 27, Dec 11, 25, Jan 1 or 15)

SCHOOL VACATION DAYS

(call for schedule)

ADMISSION FEES*:

Adult .............................................................. $4

Students (18 & under) ...............................$3

Children 4 & under .....FREE w/paid adult

Seniors (55 +) ...............................................$3

Senior Tuesdays ..........................................$1

Brooklyn Park Family ..............................$11

Skate rental ..................................................$3

*Open Skate passes available to purchase! Call 763-493-8333 for current schedule

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ADULT ATHLETICS

Adult Sports and Fitness Activities

ADULT DROP-IN GYM

Adult open gym is for 18 years and older, picture ID required. Some dates are closed due to BPAA tournaments, holidays, and other events.

——> Everyone is required to sign in at the front desk!

Zanewood Recreation Center

7100 Zane Ave N, Brooklyn Park

Pickleball

$2 per person

TUES AND THURS, 11 am

– 1:30 pm

December 1 – May 25

(no Nov 24, Dec 27 or 29, March 28 or 30)

Soccer

$3 per person

SATURDAYS — 10 am

– 1 pm

December 3 – April 29

(No Nov 26, Dec 17, 24 or 31)

Volleyball

$ 4 per person

SUNDAYS ONLY — 9 am

– 1 pm

December 17

(No Nov 27, Dec 24, Jan 1 or Apr 16)

FAMILY OPEN GYM

Get in a workout with your whole family at Zanewood! Enjoy quality time with a wide variety of activities during Family Open Gym Time. All youth must be accompanied by an adult (18+).

SATURDAYS, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

December 3 – April 29

(No Nov 26 or Dec 24, plus there are other no

dates due to Associations and City rentals.)

JAZZERCISE

Jazzercise is a pulse-pounding, beatpumping fitness program that gets you results…fast. It’s a calorie-torching, hip-swiveling, Shakira’d-be-proud dance party workout to put your abs to the test, with a hot playlist to distract you from the burn. Incinerate up to 800cph (that’s calories per hour) in one 60-minute class. Expect to feel results after 3 classes and expect to stick with it. Why? Because it works.

So stop working out. Start working it… with Jazzercise. Call Teresa Kratoska at

612-229-1446 or visit www.jazzercise.com

.

Pricing Options

12-month commitment

$43 Auto debit, unlimited pass

6-month commitment

$48 Auto debit, unlimited pass

Day Pass ...........................................................$15

Community Activity Center

5600 85th Avenue N, Brooklyn Park

WINTER/SPRING SCHEDULE

Mon–Fri ............ Jazzercise ...............9:30 am

Mon / Wed ....... LI(HI)* ...................... 4:45 pm

Mon–Thurs ...... Jazzercise ...............6:00 pm

Saturday ........... Jazzercise ..............8:30 am

Sunday .............. Jazzercise ............10:30 am

Classes are ongoing and you may join at any time. Schedule and pricing are subject to change.

*Low Impact (High Intensity)

Fitness that’s invigorating, but not intimidating! This 60-minute class covers all of the fitness bases as original Jazzercise, without the hop.

Jazzercise participates in health plan reimbursement programs; call for eligibility details: 612-229-1446.

INDOOR PICKLEBALL

October – May

We have all the equipment you need, just wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes. Check-in procedure:

Resident & Non-Resident

Silver&Fit or SilverSneakers participants please check in at front desk with your card before heading to the courts, then check-in on the clipboard in the gym.

Non Silver&Fit or SilverSneakers

Residents can check-in on the clipboard in the gym. Non-residents make your $3 payment at the front desk and then checkin on the clipboard in the gym

There may be occasional “no dates” for

Pickleball; to request updates, email

Dave at: [email protected]

Community Activity Center (CAC)

Zanewood Recreation Center

7100 Zane Avenue N, Brooklyn Park

.

5600 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park

MON–THURS, 8–10:30 am

(4 courts)

MON/WED, 10:30 am

–2:30 pm

(2 courts)

TUES/THURS, 11 am

–1 pm

$2 drop-in

Sept 15 – Dec 22 (no 11/11 or 11/26)

Call Zanewood for more info: 763-315-8444

PICKLEBALL INTRO

LESSONS

— FREE

Want to learn the very basics and

get to know the game of Pickleball?

Free lessons will be given monthly as people are interested. This one-day, two-hour lesson will provide you the chance to learn skills, and play with other like players. It is a fun game, you can learn quickly and improve the more you play. Lessons are on the 2 nd

Monday monthly, 12:30–3 pm and are free but you MUST register on Maple Grove's site with program codes ( webtrac.maplegrovemn.gov

DEC #411320-04; JAN #411320-28;

FEB #411320-29; MAR #411320-33

):

Maple Grove Community Gyms

(at Maple Grove Middle School)

2 nd

Mondays monthly

....12:30–3:00 pm

FITNESS ROOM AT THE

COMMUNITY ACTIVITY

CENTER

The Fitness Room at the CAC offers exercise equipment in a comfortable setting. Ellipticals, recumbent bicycles, treadmills and a resistance machine are available. Stop by the front desk for a 30-day Pass for $15, or $3/day.

SilverSneakers

®

and Silver & Fit

® members are free.

HATHA YOGA

Learn to breathe deeper and focus your mind, while stretching and strengthening your whole body. Each class includes balancing, stretching, twisting, hip opening, ab strengthening and a peaceful ending rest. Designed for beginners to intermediate students, individual poses are presented from start to finish ensuring a safe, fun, challenging, yet doable class for all!

Dress lightly in non-baggy clothes.

Please bring a yoga mat.

Community Activity Center

TUESDAYS, 5 – 5:45 pm

Jan 10 – Feb 28 ......$50/$60 ...... #909017.01

Mar 7 – Apr 25 .......$50/$60 .......#909017.11

TUESDAYS, 6 – 7 pm

Jan 10 – Feb 28 ......$50/$60 ...... #909017.02

Mar 7 – Apr 25 .......$50/$60 .......#909017.12

ADULT ATHLETICS

Adult Sports and Fitness Activities

RESTORATIVE YOGA

Do you need a break from the stresses of life? Do you love your life and want a quiet space in which to reflect? Discover restorative yoga. In this class, yoga postures are modified with props for support and postures may be held to allow the body to fully relax. Slower, softer, gentler, calming, soothing, stress-relieving, grounding – all words to describe restorative yoga.

Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing.

Community Activity Center

THURSDAYS, 5–5:45 pm

Jan 12 – Mar 2 ........ $50/$50 ...... #909017.03

Mar 9 – Apr 27 ....... $50/$50 .......#909017.13

YOGA-FLOW

This class is based on moving from one pose to the next using sun salutations and postures that connect to one another.

Flow yoga is also known as vinyasa, which means “following your breath”, so you always go at your own pace. Each class includes balance, strength, compression, twists, hip/heart openers, core work and a quiet rest at the end which you will have richly earned! This class is designed for intermediate students. Dress lightly in non-baggy clothes. Please bring a yoga mat.

Community Activity Center

THURSDAYS, 6–7 pm

Jan 12 – Mar 2 ........ $50/$50 ......#909017.04

Mar 9 – Apr 27 ....... $50/$50 .......#909017.14

L E A R N

n

E N G A G E

n

L E A D

Vital aging . . .

is a lifelong process of achieving potential, creating meaning and enriching life through contributions and connections in community.

The Vital Aging Network forums, e-Bulletin and website will help you stay in touch with the latest news and ideas about aging. Our programs, including

Aging with Gusto, Mapping Your Retirement and Evolve: Re-igniting Self &

Community will help you focus your energies, build your skills and connect with a network of like-minded people.

Join the Network

visit

vital-aging-network.org | 651-917-4652

(Click Subscribe on the upper right. It’s free and will keep you connected and in the know!)

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ADULT ATHLETICS

Fitness Facilities and Classes

DAYTIME FITNESS CLASSES

AT THE COMMUNITY

ACTIVITY CENTER

Daytime fitness classes at the

Community Activity Center (CAC) are a great way to get your body moving.

We have a commitment to making physical activity a part of programming opportunities by offering classes, indoor walking track, pickleball, racquetball and a fitness room. Pick up a Daytime

Fitness Calendar each month to be aware of new classes, opportunities and “no dates”. The following will provide you with information on how you can participate.

Which classes are eligible for

Silver & Fit, SilverSneakers,

Daytime Punch Passes and

Day Passes?

You will find the symbol at right by each eligible class

(also see Adult Recreation

Codes for difficulty levels).

PASS

What will the cost be?

There is no charge to Silver & Fit and SilverSneakers members when you swipe your membership card. Each class requires a swipe.

SILVERSNEAKERS CLASSIC

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available, if needed, for seated or standing support.

Community Activity Center

MONDAYS, 9–9:45 am

WEDNESDAYS, 9–9:45 am

THURSDAYS, 9–9:45 am

PASS

SILVERSNEAKERS YOGA

SilverSneakers Yoga will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

Community Activity Center

PASS

TUES AND THURS, 10–10:45 am

What if I am not a Silver & Fit or

SilverSneakers member and want to attend the classes?

You can purchase a Daytime Punch

Pass: $40/10 (good for 6 months) or $30 for a 1-Month Pass (good for that month only).

ADULT RECREATION CODES

The Brooklyn Park Recreational Activity

Code (below) is a guide to help

judge the activity

level of fitness classes offered.

SILVERSNEAKERS

®

CIRCUIT

Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardio-vascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper-body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball is alternated with low-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is used for standing support, stretching and relaxation exercises.

Community Activity Center

TUESDAYS, 9–9:45 am

PASS

WEDNESDAYS, 10–10:45 am

ZUMBA GOLD

®

Zumba is an exciting combination of

Latin dance and aerobic exercise. While taking Zumba you will learn your aerobic potential as well as Latin dances such as

Salsa, Cumbia and Merenge.

Classes are led by a certified

Zumba instructor.

Community Activity Center

PASS

MONDAYS, 10–10:45 am

WEDNESDAYS, 10–10:45 am

FRIDAYS, 9–9:45 am

(September–May)

BUILDING BETTER BONES

Did you know that weight and strength training are among the best ways to prevent bone loss through

Osteoporosis? It is a disease in which bones become brittle and weak, increasing your risk of fracture. This class will work all the major muscle groups with hand weights, resistance training and body weight exercises, increasing your muscular strength and bone density, leading to stronger, healthier

PASS bones, reducing the risk of fracture caused by falls.

Community Activity Center

MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS, 9–9:45 am

SILVERSNEAKERS CARDIO

Get Up & Go with an aerobics class that’s safe, heart-healthy and gentle on the joints. The workout includes easy-to-follow low-impact movement, and upper-body strength, abdominal conditioning, stretching and relaxation exercises designed to energize your active lifestyle.

PASS

Community Activity Center

THURSDAYS, 9–9:45 am

ADULTS ON THE MOVE

Programs and Activities

WATERCOLOR STUDIO:

A CONTINUING ADVENTURE

Instructor Barbara Boulka continues the Watercolor Studio with all “NEW” paintings in every session, done in a fun and relaxing atmosphere!

We will explore different ways to use watercolor, learning at your own pace through one-on-one instruction.

Patterns provided. No drawing skills required; materials are furnished (a

$20 materials fee will be payable to the instructor). If you are new to this class, please request a supply list when you register. Remember to bring a bag lunch.

Community Activity Center

THURSDAYS, 11 am

– 3 pm

Jan 5 & 19, Feb 2 & 16 ... $70 .....#912007.01

Mar 2 & 16, Apr 6 & 27 .. $70 ......#912007.11

DEFENSIVE DRIVING

55+ Driver Improvement Classes

MN Highway Safety Council is offering defensive driving classes presented by a certified instructor. This course will save you 10% on your auto insurance for 3 years! There are no written or behindthe-wheel tests.

Register toll free at

1-888-234-1294. The fee is collected at class by the instructor and certificates will be issued upon class completion.

Community Activity Center

$26 ................ 8-hour class

$22 ................ 4-hour refresher class

WED, November 30

.... .......... 5–9 pm

....4 hrs

MON, December 5

.............9 am

–1 pm

....4 hrs

MON, December 19

...............1–5 pm

....4 hrs

MON, January 9

......................1–5 pm

....4 hrs

WED, January 25

....................1–5 pm

....4 hrs

WED, February 1

MON, March 20

....................

MON, February 27

................

MON–TUES, Mar 6 & 7

........

.......................

1–5

1–5

5–9

1–5 pm pm pm pm

....4 hrs

....4 hrs

....8 hrs

....4 hrs

MON, April 3

............................1–5 pm

....4 hrs

WED, April 19 ......................

1–5 pm

....4 hrs

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Brooklyn Park Adults on the Move

ONLINE SELLING:

A–Z WITH ABBEY KEY”

This class examines the various aspects of online selling. Throughout the four-week course, students will learn how to research a saleable item, decide on a suitable marketplace, photograph and describe the item, and create an online listing for the venue of their choice. We will discuss the selling process, the professional packaging of your product, the choice of a shipper, proper cataloging and tax responsibilities. Basic computer skills required. Personal laptops are recommended for optimal learning experience.

Community Activity Center

WEDS, FEB 6, 13, 27 and MAR 6

9:30–11:30 am

........$35 ..............

#934007.07

THE BROOKLYN

COMMUNITY BAND

The Brooklyn Community Band has been playing for audiences in the northwest suburbs for over 50 years.

A fun, dedicated group of adults rehearse weekly on Monday nights at Northview Middle School and play

12–14 concerts each year with most performances outdoors in the summer months. Membership fee is $45 per year and is payable at the first rehearsal. (ALL instruments are needed and welcome!) For specific information, email the Director, Jane, at: [email protected]

or call:

763-315-5875.

PLANNING YOUR

PERFECT MOVE

Whether you’re thinking about selling your home this Fall or next

Spring, now’s the time to get thinking about one of your biggest investments and what it means for your future. Planning your Move will bring in three experts to teach you about getting your home ready to sell. Hear from local Realtor, GRI

Renee Miller of Keller Williams Classic

Realty; she’ll touch on understanding home values, timing your move, market statistics and how realtors market your home. Joe Van Orsdol,

Chief Home Inspector and owner at Right Home Inspections will share tips on what to expect from a home inspection and how to prepare for it. Finally, “what to do with all of your treasures as you downsize” and “how to prepare for the physical move” are important steps to consider as well. Cathy Matrejek, Owner/Move

Manager for Changing Lifestyle

Solutions, will share her expertise to round out your day. Guaranteed to get you inspired and organized for your “next steps.”

MONDAY, MARCH 6

1 – 3 pm

....................$5 ................#934007.05

COLLEGE CLASSES

North Hennepin Community College

Interested in getting more experience with computers or other classes?

Minnesota state colleges now offer tuition at $20 per credit for seniors

65 and older. NHCC is a local, affordable college option; come check us out! We have evening, online, and weekend classes. Spring semester begins January 9; you can apply at www.nhcc.edu/apply.

For more information, call the College

Admissions office at 763-424-0724.

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ADULTS ON THE MOVE

Adult Events

Mark your calendars for the Northwest

Hennepin Human Services Council

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29

8:30

am

– N

ooN

Community Activity Center

5600 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park

FREE helpful event for

Adults 55-plus/Seniors and family with featured speaker, entertainment and many vendors serving seniors in our community

Pre-registration recommended

Email: [email protected] or call:

763-503-2520

Creative

C

H

AO

S!

Crafters! Scrapbookers! Quilters!

Bring everything you need to scrap, craft, paint, bead or quilt and spread it all out on your own 8-ft. table (with non-rolling padded chairs) in a secure area for the entire weekend! Come and go as you please; bring your own food, go out or order in (microwave, refrigerator, ice machine, restaurant menus/maps and WiFi provided).

Music and or movies may be played/shown throughout the event... please feel free to bring/share your own! Open for vendors and

'swap' tables. Call 763-493-8333 to register.

Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave N

FRI, JAN 13, 12 pm

–12 am

; SAT, JAN 14, 7 am

–12 am

; SUN, JAN 15, 8 am

– 8 pm

All 3 days : $45 per person/table or $80 for 2 persons/table ...#912027.01

Call for more details or to register: 763-493-8333

Special Event Luncheons

Join us for great food and delightful entertainment!

Register by emailing [email protected], stop into the senior lounge and register on the sign-up sheet, or call 763-493-8254 and leave a message on the answering machine (we do not call you back to confirm your reservation). Cost is $10, payable at the door.

Luncheons are 11

am

– 1:30

pm

Reservations are due by the Monday before the luncheon*

Deck the Halls

DECEMBER 8

(Register by December 5)

11 am

–1:30 pm

Osseo Senior High Carolers

Dinner Menu:

Broasted chicken, baked potato, California medley, garden salad and cherry cobbler

Entertainment

Deck the Halls Holiday Show

The Deck the Halls Show began as a special event evening to celebrate the holiday season at The Saint Paul

Hotel, where JoAnn and Jeff perform regularly in the Lobby Bar. The response to this group was heartfelt and overwhelmingly positive and crowds in the lobby were standing room only. The group has moved on to do many concerts and performances throughout the holiday season and we are excited to have them join us at the Community Activity Center.

Come celebrate all the music of the season (from classical to swing) with joy and beauty! Performers are:

JoAnn Funk (singer and pianist), Steve

Marking (singer), Gary Schulte (violinist) and Jeff Brusdke (acoustic bass).

FEBRUARY 9

(Register by February 6)

11 am

–1:30 pm

Dinner Menu:

Baked Pork Roast with a delicious baked potato.

Entertainment

Clinton Trio

Connie and Herb have been performing together in and around the Twin Cities for almost 20 years.

They will be showcasing a variety of well-known standards and pop tunes from the Great American Songbook, with an original or two thrown in.

They bring to their shows a rich background of styles and experience.

Connie Dussl is an accomplished vocalist and Herb Reinke is a guitar player extraordinaire.

Joining them at this event is Tom Lewis on bass.

*Please make reservations no earlier than 2 weeks prior to the event to avoid cancellations.

(Cancellations must occur before the Monday before each Lunceon or you will be charged the $10.)

ADULTS ON THE MOVE

Adult Day Trips

BROOKLYN PARK

SOCIAL CLUBS

AND ACTIVITIES

Adults, ages 55 and older, are invited to participate in a variety of social activities. A registration form with a

$10 supplies fee is required each year

(the fee covers any/all weekly activities listed below).

If you are interested in an activity/ club/group, please call the name listed by the activity below and they will help you with the information on how to be involved.

HANDCRAFT CLUB

Mondays, 10 am

–12 pm

call Bea: 763-566-4175

65 RUMMY

Mondays, 12:30 pm

call Ruth: 763-213-4606

CRIBBAGE

Mondays, 2:30 pm

call Andy: 763-496-1468

BOOK CLUB

3 rd

Monday of the month, 1:30–2:30/3 pm

call Julie: 763-560-3060

GOLDEN NEEDLES QUILTING

Tuesdays, 9–11:30 am

call Shirley at: 763-560-4845

KNITTING GROUP

Tuesdays, 10–11:30 am

call Pat: 763-493-3242

BINGO*

Tuesdays, 12:30–3 pm

call Mel: 763-273-4009

POKER

Wednesdays, 12:30–3 pm

call Wally at: 763-561-0864

65 RUMMY

Thursdays, 12:30 pm

call Ruth: 763-213-4606

500

FRIDAYS, 12:30 pm

call Gloria: 763-315-4408

*BINGO Caller Volunteers Needed!

Please call Mel 763-273-4009 for more information

December 2016 – April 2017

“CAMELOT”

Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

A favorite returns to the Chanhassen!

Join us for a wonderful day with music and story. Coach transportation, dinner and playticket is included in the price of the trip.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25

10 am

– 5 pm

...............$79 ...........#934007.01

Register by December 28, space permitting

SAVANAH SIPPING

SOCIETY

Old Log Theatre

Please join us in this delightful, laugha-minute comedy as four unique

Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their dayto-day routines, are drawn together by Fate – and an impromptu happy hour – decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost throughout the years.

This play is written by Jones Hope

Wooten, the same author of the popular hit Dixie Swim Club. Join us as we raise our glasses to these strong Southern women and their fierce embrace of life and say “Cheers!” to this joyful and surprisingly touching comedy!

Please make your meal choice when registering: (1) Short ribs (2) Tilapia

(3) Vegetarian pasta (4) Chicken breast. Price includes transportation, the play and your meal.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15

10 am

– 5 pm

............ $63 .............#934007.02

Register by Feb. 15, space permitting.

HINCKLEY CASINO

EXCURSION

Grand Casino Trip

If you are experiencing Cabin Fever we have an opportunity for you to get out and about. Join us for a trip to Grand Casino. Bring your friends; open to all adults! If you have a

Grand Casino Card, you just include the number when you are registering or give your birthdate.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22

9 am

– 5 pm

.............. $10 .............#934007.03

Register by March 10, space permitting.

“GREASE”

Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

A musical about teens in love in the

50’s! Experience through singing and dancing, the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids at Rydell High. Among the many favorite songs are “Greased

Light‘nin‘” and “You’re The One

That I Want”. Coach transportation, dinner and play ticket is included in the price of the trip. Please indicate mobility restrictions at the time of your registration.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5

10 am

– 5 pm

.......... $79 ............... #934007.04

Register by March 8, space permitting.

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ADULTS ON THE MOVE

Adult Day Trips

TRIPS FOR ADULTS

Trips for adults wanting to get away, meet new friends or explore new leisure resources.

Unless stated otherwise, transits or coach buses are used for day outings. To register:

• Payment must accompany registration

• Make your check payable to the City of Brooklyn

Park, or call 763-493-8333 to register with Visa,

Mastercard or Discover and to check availability

• Deadline dates for registration are listed on a space-permitting basis only

• No refunds for nonrefundable costs

due to weather beyond our control

• No refunds given after deadline date.

Full refunds given (only) if trip is cancelled.

• Pick up flyers and registration forms at the Community Activity Center.

• Unless stated otherwise, buses pick up/ return to the Community Activity Center,

5600 85 th

Avenue N, Brooklyn Park

• Return times are approximate due to weather/traffic.

NOW AVAILABLE....WEDNESDAY MATINEES AT YELLOW TREE THEATRE

Make a day of it with these new matinee packages, offering you:

• Discounted group rate on tickets

• Dinner at 12

NooN

• Professionally-catered pre-show dinner from Heavenly Hosts Catering, held right in the theatre

• An exclusive post show meet-and-greet discussion with the actors!

* No transportation included — participants drive on their own to: Yellow Tree Theatre, 320 5th Avenue, Osseo

A GONE FISHIN’ CHRISTMAS

From the playwright who brought you Miracle on Christmas Lake and

A Hunting Shack Christmas, it’s the world premiere of Jessica Lind Peterson’s hilarious brand-spanking new holiday comedy! The Northland’s biggest ice fishing contest of the decade is underway and two sisters travel home to Duluth to catch a big one. But an unseasonably warm winter threatens to break apart the ice and the girls quickly find themselves in precarious waters. Featuring an unruly team of sled dogs, an aquaphobic intern and an old boyfriend,

A Gone Fishin’ Christmas is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and catapult you into the Christmas spirit!

Dinner Menu: Swedish meatballs with beef cream sauce, egg noodles and fresh seasonal vegetable .

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14

Noon – 4 pm

........... $35 .............#834016.20

Registration deadline is November 18, space permitting.

GRACE

A wide-eyed young Minnesota couple have just begun a new life in sunny, promise-filled Florida with big plans to open a chain of motels. As the real estate deal threatens to unravel Steve acquires an itch he can’t scratch and Dara is drawn to an unlikely new friend.

Destinies collide in this dark comic, eerily tragic and timely play that plunges headfirst into questions of faith and grace.

“Grace” brings refreshing complexity to what is fast becoming the most urgent philosophical issue of our time.”

— LA Times

.

Dinner Menu: Roast sirloin of beef with Bearnaise sauce, homemade mashed potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Noon – 4 pm

........... $35 .......#934007.20

Registration deadline is January 27, space permitting.

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS

Winner of the Critics Circle Award and multiple Tony and Drama Desk awards, this glorious comedy is a unique laugh-out-loud mix of satire, schtick and stupendous physical comedy. In the heart of 1960’s

England, charming and doltish

Francis, fired from his pop band, unexpectedly finds himself with two new jobs and two new bosses, who are connected to each other in wildly improbable ways. Mistaken identities, outrageous farce, love triangles and inspired lunacy ensue!

This splendidly silly new play has been hailed as “Comic Perfection!

Dinner Menu: Tuscan chicken with sundried tomato pesto cream sauce, served with mashed red-skin potatoes and Italian garden salad.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3

Noon – 4 pm

........... $35 .............#934007.21

Registration deadline is April 12, space permitting.

ADULTS ON THE MOVE

Extended Trips

THE SPECTACULAR FIRESIDE THEATRE

Fort Atkinson, WI

Ring in the New Year with a “Mamma Mia” performance!

December 31, 2016 – January 1, 2017

2-Day Motor Coach Tour

$425 per person (2 per room)

$495 per person (1 per room)

Includes:

–Deluxe motor coach transportation

–Lunch at the Norske Nook Restaurant in Osseo, WI.

–Lodging for 1 night at Holiday Inn Express

–New Year’s Eve feast at the Fireside Dinner Theatre

–Performance of “Mamma Mia”

–Breakfast at the Holiday Inn Hotel

–Hot buffet at Trappers Turn Restaurant in Wisconsin Dells

Depart from Golden Valley City Hall at 9 am

. Estimated return time will be 4:30 pm

.

TULIP TIME

IN HOLLAND, MI

May 9–13, 2017

5-Day Tour

$880 per person (2 per room)

$330 (single supplement)

Includes:

–Deluxe motor coach transportation

–Lodging for 4 nights, 10 meals

Highlights:

Quivey’s Grove, Madison, WI, Dutch Marketplaats,

Volksparade, Narrated tour of Hollands historic areas including the 250-year old windmill, Posthouse museum, and antique Dutch carousel, Nelis’ Dutch

Village family theme park, Veldheer’s Tulip Gardens and the DeKlomp Wooden Shoe & Delft Factory.

Lodging for the last night is at the Wisconsin Dells.

To have a brochure of these extended trips mailed to you, including details on how to register, email or call with your name and address: [email protected] or 763-493-8254.

COME TO KNOW SCOTLAND

From its rugged sea-sprayed islands to its stately castles rich in history, Scotland’s treasures are as diverse as they are compelling. Learn how to play the bagpipes and enjoy dinner at the National Piping Centre’s farm-to-table restaurant. Take a cruise on famed Loch Lomond. Visit a local family on their working farm for tea and meet their sheepdogs. Marvel at the stunning Isle of Skye, the magnificent landscapes of the Highlands and the panoramic shores of Loch Ness. Explore the magical

Orkney Islands’ ancient Skara Brae and prehistoric Ring of Brodgar. Visit Dunrobin Castle for a falconry display.

Sample Scotch whisky during a distillery tour. Stop in

St. Andrews, home of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club.

Explore the regal city of Edinburgh. Put a modern twist on traditional Scottish ingredients during an interactive cooking experience.

SEPTEMBER 10–19, 2017

.....Price: $3999.00 pp based on double

Registration deadline is March 5, 2017

SET OFF FOR ISLANDS OF NEW ENGLAND

New England’s miles of sandy beaches, majestic coasts, and rolling surf invite relaxation. The Islands of New

England tour spends eight days exploring New England’s charms, from the cobblestone streets of Nantucket to a dry harvest cranberry bog. Step back in time at

Plimoth Plantation to sample traditional recipes from that period, learn some Pilgrim etiquette and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast where you’ll learn to “eat like a

Pilgrim.” In Provincetown, the choice is yours – set out on a whale watch cruise or embark on a scenic adventure through the iconic sand dunes of the Cape. Visit Boston and Providence, the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, the lively artist colony of Provincetown, and the beautiful islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Complete your New England experience as you indulge in a traditional seafood and lobster feast.

SEPT 25–OCT 2, 2017

.........Price: $2929.00 pp based on double

Registration deadline is March 20, 2017

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BROOKLYN PARK FACILITIES

Rentals

BROOKLYN PARK

COMMUNITY ACTIVITY

CENTER (CAC)

5600 85 th

Avenue N

Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

763-493-8333

www.brooklynpark.org

EVENTS AND RECEPTIONS

Make Your Event Memorable!

Your special event is just that — special, unique, one chance to make it great. Choosing the right location for it is key. The Community Activity

Center is here to host your wedding, birthday party, baby or wedding shower, corporate meeting, holiday event or any other special event.

For pricing on meeting and banquet rooms, please visit: www.brooklynpark.org/weddings

The Gardenview Room and Grand

Room features:

• Seating for up to 220 people in

Gardenview

• Seating for up to 330 in Grand

Room

• Round or banquet tables

• Conveniently-located restrooms

• Catering services

• Large dance floor

• Audio visual equipment

• Microphone and sound system

• Portable bar and stage

• Smoke-free environment

• Reasonable rates

The Community Activity Center provides a focal point and a gathering place for residents to participate in recreational and leisure time pursuits.

Many of the City’s special events are held here. The CAC exemplifies a tradition of excellence in the Recreation and Parks Department’s ability to create a sense of place and a sense of community.

GAZEBO AND GARDEN

Conveniently located on the grounds of the CAC, the gazebo and garden may be used in conjunction with the Gardenview Room or Grand

Room to help make your event even more special. Beautifully arranged outdoor set ups near the garden and gazebo will add elegance and a unique flavor to your special event.

Included in the rental package:

• Up to 300 white lawn chairs

• Sound system with microphone

• Weather cancellation policy — three hours prior to event

CATERING SERVICES

Catering must be provided for all food and beverage services at the

Community Activity Center by one of the following exclusive caterers:

Jambo Africa, Lancer Catering,

Lookout Catering, Roasted Pear

Catering, or Town & Country

Catering.

MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES

The Community Activity Center provides a variety of meeting room options which can accommodate

10–400 people. Amenities include:

• Multiple rooms for breakout sessions

• Audio visual equipment

• Microphone and sound system

• Internet access

• Catering options

• Smoke-free environment

• Reasonable rates

• Knowledgeable staff to assist

CAC FITNESS CENTER

Come check out the fitness room at the Community Activity Center

(CAC). This room includes treadmills, elliptical machines, exercise bikes and exercise balls, as well as a resistance machine. The costs to use these rooms are: $3 per person per day or $15 per person for 30 days.

All children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Personal trainers are available for

$35 per hour.

BROOKLYN PARK FACILITIES

Rentals

CAC INDOOR ICE ARENAS

There are two regulation-size ice arenas available to rent for ice-skating and hockey programs. Public open-skating sessions are held during the week and on Saturdays.

Figure and hockey skates can be rented plus skate trainers are available at no charge.

PARK BUILDINGS AND

PICNIC PAVILIONS

PLAN NOW FOR 2017

Picnic pavilions can be rented by individuals or groups. Rates are per day. Tax will be added to fee at reservation time. Damage deposit is also due at registration. Call the

Recreation Department to reserve a facility at: 763-493-8333.

Reservations for 2017 begin on

Tuesday, February 7 at 9:00 am

.

CAC RACQUETBALL COURTS

Two air-conditioned courts can be reserved to play racquetball or wallyball. Court reservations may be made from 8 am

to 5 pm

Monday thru Friday by calling 763-493-8333.

Racquets are available to rent for $2.

Complimentary protective eyewear is available.

RACQUETBALL

RATES SEPTEMBER THROUGH APRIL

$5/hr/person before 4 pm

$6.50/hr/person after 4 pm

and weekends

RATES MAY THROUGH AUGUST

$3/hr/person before 4 pm

$5/hr/person after 4 pm

and weekends

WALLYBALL

RATES SEPTEMBER THROUGH APRIL

$10/hr before 4 pm

$16/hr after 4 pm

and weekends

RATES MAY THROUGH AUGUST

$8/hr before 4 pm

$14/hour after 4 pm

and weekends

CAC WALKING TRACK

The indoor walking track is 630 feet in length and circles above the ice arena; 8.4 laps is equal to one mile.

December 2016 – April 2017

PARK ACTIVITY BULDINGS

Maximum Capacity: 20

Resident Non-Res

Hamilton Park

Jewell Park

Monroe Park

Northwoods

Willowstone Park

$30 $60

$30 $60

$30 $60

$30 $60

$30 $60

Sound/Damage Deposit $100

ZANEWOOD

RECREATION CENTER

7100 Zane Ave N

Brooklyn Park, MN 55429

763-315-8444

PICNIC PAVILIONS

Maximum Capacity: 150

Central Park

River Park

Resident Non-Res

$200 $225

$200 $225

Sound/Damage Deposit $300

Maximum Capacity: 60

Oak Grove Park

Pin Oak (South)

Burr Oak (North)

$100 $125

$100 $125

Sound/Damage Deposit $300

Zanewood Recreation Center provides a variety of classroom and multi-purpose space rental options.

CLASSROOM A / B

This space has carpeted flooring with a 40-person capacity that can be set up in classroom or theater style.

Rental Rates:

$50/$65 per hour, resident/non-res.

Plus $100 refundable deposit

Maximum Capacity: 50

Brookdale Park

Northwoods Park

$50 $90

$50 $90

Sound/Damage Deposit $200

Maximum Capacity: 40

Hamilton Park

Hartkopf Park

Jewell Park

Monroe Park

$25 $50

$25 $50

$25 $50

$25 $50

Willowstone Park $25 $50

Sound/Damage Deposit $100

*Sales tax will be added to the rental fee

MULTIPURPOSE MEETING

AND EVENT SPACE

This space has a tile floor with a

75-person capacity using round and rectangular tables.

Monday–Friday

$50/$65 per hour resident/non-res.

Refundable deposit $100

Saturday and Sunday

(4-hour max)

$300/$375 per hour resident/non-res.

Plus $100 refundable deposit

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BROOKLYN PARK FACILITIES

Special Features — Special Use

ALL-INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUND

Brooklyn Park's all-inclusive playground is at Northwoods Park. “All-inclusive” means that most everyone can enjoy and access the entire playground.

The surfacing is artificial turf, to help provide a clean surface that allows most people to move to all areas of the playground. There are many special features to check out!

ARCHERY RANGE

An archery range is located in the northeast corner of Brooklyn

Park in the Environmental Nature

Area (10201 West River Rd) and is available for use during park hours.

It offers six shooting stations with targets at 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50-yard distances. Mechanical or fixed-blade broadheads are not allowed.

ATHLETIC FIELDS

There are 30 parks that have athletic fields with more than 70 softball or baseball fields and 19 soccer fields; they are available to rent for games and tournaments. The City has two sports parks at Zane Sports Park and

Noble Sports Park with 16 soccer fields, 5 baseball and 8 softball fields.

Northwoods Sports Park has four fields and a concession stand. Fields can be reserved and rented for private group use. Some fields are lighted for evening game use and can also be used for lacrosse and football.

CENTRAL PARK HOCKEY RINK

Hard-surface outdoor rink allows for inline skating and hockey roller blading.

CRICKET FIELD AT LAKELAND PARK

The Minnesota Cricket Association plays matches at the field at Lakeland

Park on most weekends throughout the summer. Cricket is popular around the world. Watch for clinics and informal games as well.

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

The City grooms two trails for crosscountry skiers. Brookland Golf Course

(84th and Regent) has a .75 mile loop and the Rush Creek Regional Trail, running from West River Road to

Oak Grove Park, is a 4.1 mile trail maintained by the City.

DISC GOLF

A 9-hole disc golf course weaves its way through Central Park. The course is free to the public. Discs and refreshments are available for purchase at the Brookland Golf Park Clubhouse.

Orchard Trail Park also has a few disc golf baskets to practice your tosses and create your own course.

GEOCACHING IN THE PARKS

An activity done in parks is a real world outdoor treasure hunting game.

Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices to navigate to a specific set of

GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

OFF-LEASH DOG PARKS

Brooklyn Park has two off-leash dog parks

(also see maps on page 46-47):

BROOKDALE DOG PARK

7650 June Avenue North

Brookdale Park

ENVIRONMENTAL NATURE

AREA DOG PARK

(across from the Coon Rapids Dam)

10201 West River Road

Both dog parks are open year-round from 6 am

– 10 pm

and are fully enclosed by fencing. A $3 daily fee or current

Brooklyn Park dog license is required for use of the parks. The pet license fee is $10 (sterilized dog) or $20 (nonsterilized dog) per year and will allow free use of the dog park. Non-residents can obtain a Brooklyn Park license with proof of current vaccination. Leashes are required in all other parks and trails.

OUTDOOR BASKETBALL COURTS

Love playing basketball outdoors? Visit

Brookdale Park, Central, Brook Oaks,

Edinbrook, Lakeland, Noble Sports

Park, Norwood, Orchard Tail, Pinebrook,

River Park, Sunkist, Willows of Aspen,

Willowstone or Zanewood. Many schools also have courts to play on.

OUTDOOR SKATING RINKS

Central Park has two rinks with a supervised warming house open evening and weekend hours. Rinks are maintained at parks around the city. Residents can check out the warming house keys for neighborhood gatherings, hockey practices, and group events.

BROOKLYN PARK FACILITIES

Special Features — Special Use

PICKLEBALL COURTS

Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the nation. Pickleball can be described as a miniature version of tennis or a gigantic version of ping pong! Courts are available at Bass

Creek Park, Norwood Park and indoors at Zanewood and the Community

Activity Center in winter months. Some equipment is provided at the CAC.

PLAYGROUNDS

Go to one of our many playgrounds in Brooklyn Park. For details, see the map on page 47 of this brochure.

For a listing of parks with playgrounds, stop by the CAC and get a one-page tear-off map or a Parks and Trails Map.

RIVER PARK BOAT LAUNCH

Public access for boats to the

Mississippi River is at River Park. The launch provides a wide ramp, lots of room to position your trailer, plenty of trailer parking stalls, and a pull-out area to clean off the boat and trailer.

Use caution: water levels fluctuate and river conditions can change rapidly.

SKATE PARK

A free and open-to-the-public skate park is located at the Community

Activity Center. The park appeals to a wide range of age groups and skill levels with ramps and rails made of high-grade weather-resistant materials on about 6,000 sq. feet of concrete surface. The hours are 8 am

to sunset, seven days a week.

SLEDDING HILLS

Central Park and Brookdale Park sledding hills will fulfill your need for a snow sledding adventure. Come out and enjoy the Minnesota winter on these sledding hills.

SUNFISH POND

In 2014, a storm water pond was transformed into a kids’ fishing pond at the Community Activity Center.

The Minnesota Department of

Natural Resources stocks the pond with panfish and there is a floating pier and shoreline deck to fish from.

A great activity for families to enjoy together!

WHEELCHAIR SOFTBALL FIELD

The first and only dedicated competitive wheelchair softball field in the five-state area is located in

Northwoods Park. This color-coated asphalt surface is home to the Rolling Twins and Junior Rolling Twins and dedicated to Todd Anderson.

Everyone is able to use the field for kickball, whiffleball, or any field sport.

WINTER WALKING TRAILS

The City plows many of the trails all winter long so you can continue your walking in the winter time.

BROOKLYN PARK COMMUNITY GARDENS

www.brooklynpark.org/communitygardens

Grow your own vegetables or flowers! Community

Garden plots of 20‘ X 20’ are available on a very limited basis for rent at $50.00 per season at two locations:

Eidem Farm (Noble Parkway at 101st Avenue N) and next to Southbrook Park (62nd and Douglas Drive).

Visit the above website for all of the details regarding the Community Gardens and to download the rules, contract and application form.

Resident applications are accepted in person starting

February 14 at 9 am

. Mail-in applications will be processed beginning Thursday, February 16, 2017.

Applicants are required to submit a and signed application form. copy

of a photo

ID with address, full payment, a signed rules contract,

February 14 am

Forms are also available at the

Recreation and Parks office:

5600 85 th

Avenue N or by calling 763-493-8333.

One garden plot per household; a second plot may be requested at registration but will not be assigned or paid for until after April 5, depending on availability.

Non-resident in-person applications will be accepted

(if available) beginning March 8, at 9 am

. Mail-in applications will be processed beginning March 10.

All gardens must be attended to by May 31, planted by

June 10 and have something planted the entire season.

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BROOKLYN PARK FACILITIES

Park Locations

Neighborhood Parks

1 Bass Creek Park

6665 Boone Avenue

2 Brookdale Park and Dog Park

7650 June Avenue

3 Brooklyn Acres

9161 Hampshire Avenue

4 Brook Oaks Park

1750 87th Trail

5 Cavell Park

6249 Cavell Avenue

6 Central Park

8440 Regent Avenue

7 Cherry Meadows Park

6400 Xylon Avenue

8 City Park

1313 79th Avenue

9 College Park

8233 West Broadway Ave

10 Cottonwood Park

3640 84th Avenue

11 Edgewood Park

6350 Edgewood Avenue

12 Edinbrook Park

2900 Edinbrook Parkway

13 Emerson Woods Park

8321 Emerson Avenue

14 Founders Park

10001 Noble Parkway

15 Greenhaven Park

7880 Mount Curve Blvd

16 Hamilton Park

6101 Candlewood Drive

17 Hartkopf Park

7324 Hampshire Avenue

18 Jewell Park

1400 89th Avenue

19 Lad Park

8001 Lad Parkway

20 Lakeland Park

6901 66th Avenue

21 Maitland Park

8900 Vickors Crossing

22 Meadowlake Park

6216 Boone Avenue

23 Meadowwood Park

7440 Irving Avenue

24 Northern Trail Park

10201 France Avenue

25 Northwoods Park

7600 107th Avenue

26 Norwood Park

8100 Newton Avenue

27 Oak Grove Park

10251 Douglas Drive

28 Orchard Trail Park

10601 Oxbow Creek Drive

29 Park Lawn Park

7759 Kentucky Avenue

30 Pinebrook Park

9432 Fallgold Parkway

31 Queen Park

8245 Queen Avenue

32 River Park

101 83rd Avenue

33 Royal Oaks Park

9401 Upton Avenue

34 Southbrook Park

6410 62nd Avenue

35 Stratford Crossing Park

2624 87th Trail

36 Striefel Park

7708 Iris Drive

37 Sunkist Park

1201 82nd Avenue

38 Sunny Acres Park

5425 83rd Avenue

39 Sunnylane Park

6240 Sunny Lane

40 Tessman Acres Park

8726 Maryland Avenue

41 Tessman Park

7890 Tessman Drive

42 Trinity Gardens

9041 Prestwick Parkway

43 Village Creek Park

5601 Village Creek Parkway

44 Waite Park East

5900 Garwood Road

45 Waite Park West

7719 Brooklyn Boulevard

46 Westwood Park

8416 Westwood Road

47 Willows of Aspen Park

9838 Fallgold Parkway

48 Willowstone Park

1909 95th Avenue

49 Zane Court Park

7227 Zane Avenue

Wherever you live

in Brooklyn Park, there is at least one park within walking distance from your home!

School Parks

50 Birch Grove School Park

4520 81st Avenue

51 Brooklyn Middle School and

Park Center High School

73rd and Noble Avenue

52 Crestview School Park

8200 Zane Avenue

53 Fair Oaks School Park

6600 Zane Avenue

54 Monroe School Park

700 Meadowwood Drive

55 Zanewood School Park

7200 Zane Avenue

Schools

65 Oxbow Elementary

66 Champlin Park Senior High

67 St. Vincent De Paul School

68 Woodland Elementary

69 Riverview School

70 Edinbrook Elementary

71 North Hennepin

Community College

72 Crestview Elementary

73 Birch Grove Elementary

74 Hennepin Technical College

75 Park Center Senior High and Brooklyn Middle School

76 Park Brook Elementary

77 Palmer Lake Elementary

78 Monroe Elementary

79 Zanewood Elementary

80 North View Middle School

81 Fair Oaks Elementary

82 Osseo Learning Center

83 Edgewood Education Center

84 Prairie Seeds Academy

85 Sage Academy High School

86 Maranatha Academy

87 Athlos Leadership Academy

88 Rasmussen College

Special Facilities

56 Brookland Golf Park

8232 Regent Avenue

57 Community Activity Center and National Guard Armory

5600 85th Avenue

58 Edinburgh USA Golf Course

8700 Edinbrook Crossing

59 Eidem Homestead

Historical Site

4345 101st Avenue

60 Environmental Nature Area and Off-Leash Dog Park

10201 West River Road

61 Noble Sports Park

4701 Oak Grove Parkway

62 Palmer Lake Nature Area

2401 Brookdale Court

63 Zane Sports Park

8717 Zane Avenue

64 Zanewood Recreation Center

7100 Zane Avenue

Brookdale Dog Park

Environmental Nature

Area Dog Park

Brookdale

Dog Park

Environmental

Nature Area

Dog Park

LOCATIONS OF PARKS AND TRAILS WITHIN THE CITY OF BROOKLYN PARK

CHAMPLIN

Map Legend

Trail

Sidewalk

MunipicalÊBoundary

107th Ave.

106th Ave.

25

Oxbow Creek Dr.

65

66

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28

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COON RAPIDS

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Visitor Center

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Hwy 610

Oak Grove Pkwy.

14

59

47

97th Ave.

97th Ave.

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61

68

30

33

94th Way

67

93rd Ave.

93rd Ave.

3

93rd Ave.

93rd Ave.

Hwy 610

12

Hwy 610

48

93rd Ave.

69

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88

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40

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78th Ave.

82

College Park Dr.

82nd Ave.

9

Brooklyn Blvd.

Hw y 8

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71

73rd Ave.

Candlewood Dr.

29

Brooklyn Blvd.

41

71st Ave.

76

17

16

45

49

Interst ate 94

Erickson Ct.

1

66th Ave.

Cherokee Dr.

5

N. Brook Ave

N. Brook Circle 22

NEW HOPE

83

Interstate 94

Iris Dr.

36

Iris Dr.

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7

64th Ave.

63rd Ave.

63rd Ave.

62nd Ave.

39

84

20

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69th Ave.

Interstate 94/6

94

Hw y 8

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63rd Ave.

34

11

44

38

84th Ave.

83rd Ave.

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81st Ave.

80th Ave.

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77

80th Ave.

31

Dog Park

26

13

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46

82nd Ave.

37

8

Hwy 2

79th Ave.

52

81st Ave.

Brookdale Dr.

Map Legend

Brookdale Dr.

62

Trail

Sidewalk

MunipicalÊBoundary

BROOKLYN CENTER

MississippiÊRiver

GolfÊCourse

23

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5600 85th Avenue N

Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

Scan this code to go to the City website, Recreation and Parks: www.BrooklynPark.org/recreation

SUMMER CAMP 2017

Get Great Values — for a Great Value!

  

  

Community

  

Fun!

FOUR CAMP LOCATIONS:

CAC – Monroe – Northwoods – Willowstone

Watch for the 2017 Camps brochure in your mail in early January, or call 763-493-8333

Registration begins January 16!

Visit us at www.brooklynpark.org/summercamps

You can help send a kid to camp! www.brooklynpark.org/youth-scholarship

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