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2010 Edition 170 Spring wwwxity re Cit*Zen Center WArC", ©mine Services CITY -J i t��, Spring 2010 Edition 170 News for residents and the commun LIMA Num 0 Hall City axo) aIs uaI Revl'e Administration 569 -3300 Building /Community Stds 569 - 3330 In January, the City Council examined and further refined the City's goals and Inspection Scheduling 569-3344 success targets as part of the City's strategic planning process. With the Code Enforcement 503 - 3173 continued demand on city resources and the desire to continue to provide high Business &Development 569 - 3330 Assessing 569 - 3310' quality services, this planning process ensures that the organization will remain Engineering 569 -3340 focused on the community's most important issues. Progress in reaching goals Road Construction 569 -3342 can be monitored, and resources can continue to be allocated to activities that Finance 569 -3320 support these goals. Utility Billing 569 -3390 Community Center 569 -3400 Activity Weather Line 569 - 3442 Several initiatives have been implemented and actions taken in the past two Earle Brown years to address City goals, showing positive results. In order to maintain the Heritage Center 569 - 6300 positive momentum in 2010, continued cooperative efforts among residents, Centerbrook Golf 561 - 3239 businesses, community agencies and organizations, City Council and staff will Fire 503 -3169 Police (General Info) 569 -3333 continue to be crucial. Highlights of some City projects and activities are Emergencies & Officer 911 � presented in this newsletter. Assistance • • _ t°at�� G®ali 1. Ensure a safe and secure community 2. Aggressively proceed with implementation of City's redevelopment plans 3. Stabilize and improve residential neighborhoods • ' • • 4. Positively address the community demographic makeup and increasing • • • • • cultural diversity • 5. Continue to maintain and upgrade City infrastructure improvements 6. Respond to increased public awareness and interest in environmental sustainability and green community issues 0 Ming Goads 1. Continue to provide quality services with limited resources 2. Ensure the financial stability of the City 3. Move toward maintaining or lowering the level of the City's property taxes 4. Streamline and strive for increased effectiveness in service delivery •' • " 5. Ensure the City's influence at the legislature • 6. Improve City's image with citizens and those outside of the City's borders • 7. Ensure the City drinking water is high quality and that the storm water is properly managed cit Mission To ensure an attractive, clean, safe community that Goal 0tir1 enhances the quality of life and preserves the public trust Ensure a Safe & Secure Community Values One strategic goal of the City is to ensure a safe and secure Excellence and quality service delivery community. Residents, businesses, community organizations We believe that service to the public is our reason for and all city departments play an important role in this effort. being and strive to deliver quality services in a highly The Police Department lead several crime fighting initiatives, professional and cost - effective manner. resulting in significant reductions in crime for the second year in a row. The Police Department has several programs and Ethics and integrity activities in order to promote a safe and secure community. We believe that ethics and integrity are foundation blocks Enforcement of the Summer Suppression of public trust and confidence and that all meaningful Program relationships are built on these values. Criminal and nuisance activities are typically more prevalent in Visionary Leadership and Planning warmer weather. We believe that the very essence of leadership is to be ' ili enforcement— physical ♦ High visibility presence of p y p visionary and to plan for the future. officers in the community Fiscal Responsibility ♦ Full -court press— a multi - tactical response by all city We believe that fiscal responsibility and prudent departments, attorneys, and other agencies stewardship of public funds is essential for citizen ♦ Commercial patrol— monitoring business and confidence in government. commercial areas, activating Business Watch ♦ Park patrol— routinely monitoring City park facilities Cooperation and Teamwork ♦ Intelligence -led policing— using technology and We believe that the public is best served when statistics to track crime and nuisance trends and focus departments and employees work cooperatively as a resources team rather than at cross purposes. ♦ Sector policing— dividing the City into five sectors, with a sergeant assigned and responsible for Open and Honest Communication addressing area issues We believe that open and honest communication is ♦ Compliance checks on Predatory Offenders essential for an informed and involved citizenry and to Registry foster a positive working environment for employees. ♦ Targeting known regional violent offenders in Professionalism cooperation with Hennepin County We believe that a commitment to ethical values and ♦ Targeting statistically identified "hot spots" in continuous improvement is the mark of professionalism. the City, where current violent offenses are occurring - We are committed to applying this principle to the Providing separate police resources for "hot spots" services we offer and to the development of our allows patrol officers to spend more time in the employees. neighborhoods. Safe & Secure: next page i i Safe & Secure: continued Multi- Agency Partnerships and Collaborations 2009 National Night Out -. Comprehensively address issues through prevention, response, and diversion. These include the Northwest Violent Crime Collaboration, Probation Office partnership, Brooklyn Center Youth Collaborative, and the Brooklyn Alliance. Community Outreach is key to prevent and eliminate crime and nuisances. Four neighborhood area meetings were held and well attended, two crime prevention workshops were held, coordination of more than 200 neighborhood watch groups, academies held for teens and New Americans, and a record attendance for National Night Out. The Joint Community Police Partnership (JCCP) efforts enhance communication and understanding between law enforcement officers and multicultural residents. For the second year in a row, the City experienced a reduction in crime. In 2009, total property crimes decreased by 17.54% from 2008 and total violent crimes decreased by 18.46% from 2008. In the City Community Survey, 80 % of citizens surveyed said they were satisfied with the Police Department services. Fire & Emergency Medical Services Response The Fire Department made some emergencies, seconds can matter and Fire Inspection Program changes in 2009, looking at ways to having highly trained first responders In 2009, a proactive inspection system improve effectiveness of service, as well improves the outcome of these was developed to inspect commercial as promote a safe and secure emergencies until permanent care can and residential occupancies on a 3 year community. be obtained. cycle. Properties with higher hazard risk, such as high chemical storage, will be Emergency Response Time Duty Officer Program inspected more frequently than In 2009, the average response time to The Fire Department has instituted a properties considered low hazard risk. fires and other emergency events was 6 duty officer program in order to have a minutes and 39 seconds. duty officer available for certain Public Education emergency calls when a Duty Crew is In addition to participating in EMS Delivery busy at another call. Neighborhood Area Meetings and Fire department personnel are trained in National Night Out events, the Fire first response to medical emergencies. Firefighter Response System Prevention Week was a hot event in ,., Fire personnel In December 2009, the Fire Department 2009. The theme was "Stay Fire responded to starting testing a new system that will Smart —Don't Get Burned ". Four approximately provide information about which firefighters spent much of the week 1,200 calls in voluntary firefighters are responding to visiting schools and daycares, or giving 2009, an the station for a fire call, along with their tours at the fire stations. Almost 1,300 increase of 100 estimated arrival time. This information young children received information from 2008, will allow the fire department to better about fire safety, and observed primarily due plan the incident scene based on the demonstrations of fire fighting to expanded number of firefighters responding to the techniques and equipment. Even the EMS response. call. teachers enjoyed spraying water out of ' • • "• In medical the fire hoses! d : as City of Bro oilyn C en t e r G oal - ,`, 1 �2 Agressively Proceed with Implementation ®f Redevelopment Plans The current market slump may have story covered parking facility, which adds cleanup is completed, the office/ slowed development activity, but the City in excess of $2,333,000 per acre to the warehouse development may proceed. continues to aggressively seek tax base of the City. The Embassy Suites Hotel opened in opportunities to redevelop obsolete land and uses. In 2009, the Site and The City continues to work with Real 2009. The Planning Commission and Development Plan for the development Estate Recycling Company, the Minnesota Council approved a two -phase of the new FBI Regional Field Office was Pollution Control Agency and Minnesota development plan for the Luther approved. The redevelopment includes Department of Agriculture for the Brookdale Auto Dealership, located North 8.57 acres of EDA owned property fora cleanup of the existing site contamination of 1 -94 on Brooklyn Boulevard, with the 145,317 sq. ft. Class A office building, a for 49th Avenue and Brooklyn Boulevard main building and grounds remodeled in (former Howe Fertilizer site). Once the 2009. 28,355 sq. ft. annex building, and a three Goal 03 Stab° ze & Improve Residential Neighborhoods With foreclosures, vacant properties and Vacant Building Program and 4,100 related inspections were aging housing stock- stabilizing and Through monitoring, registration, and performed, 565 more inspections than in improving residential neighborhoods inspection of foreclosed and vacant 2008. requires creativity, customer focus, properties, the hazards and nuisances efficiency, and persistence. 2009 was a associated with these properties were Rental License inspection busy year for the Building & Community reduced significantly. Associated fees More than 1,000 inspections of rental Standards Department as well as other help recover the City's costs of services. properties were conducted in 2009, an departments. Several new programs increase of 161 from 2008. More than were developed and implemented, while In 2009, more than 438 vacant $8,000 in reinspection fees were numerous enhancements were made to properties were registered, and 3,200 collected where additional inspections others to keep the community clean, inspections were completed. were needed to ensure compliance. The safe and attractive. Neighbors continue to be a great proactive identification and prosecution resource in reporting activity through of unlicensed rental properties resulted The comprehensive 4 -Step Foreclosure VacantWatch. in 32 formal complaints and more than Strategy was successful in reducing $13,000 in fines. hazards and nuisances at foreclosed and Permits & Home Improvements vacant properties, improving property The number of construction permits A new performance based rental conditions and promoting responsible issued and associated inspections licensing ordinance was developed in home ownership. Foreclosures remain increased in 2009, spurred by the high 2009 and adopted by the City Council on high at approximately 300 foreclosures, number of home sales, homeowners or January 25, 2010. Conditions and but are almost 100 less than in 2008. businesses deciding to make licensing periods are based on the The ReNew Home Purchase Program and improvements and proactive efforts of conditions of the properties and affected NSP Housing Assistance Program are the vacant building program to ensure by excessive police service calls. helping get vacant properties re- health and life safety violations are occupied with informed, responsible corrected. Proactive Neighborhood homeowners, with almost 70 new Maintenance Inspections and homeowners qualifying for the programs In 2009, more than 2,400 construction Response to Citizen Complaints and attracting many more. permits were issued, 146 plans reviewed, Not only does staff respond to citizen Neighborhood: next page WrGar en r.' t Fas -)Iti c.t ikd d'reoss- l l'a t '.o lualul i':U u Neighborhood: continued C t 1ra live. k complaints about property concerns, According to a study conducted in 2008, Brooklyn Park. This coordinated effort City inspectors, with help of seasonal part of the crime problem in Brooklyn promotes efficiencies by sharing staff, reviewed the exterior of Center was associated with youth. Since resources, minimizing duplication of properties throughout the City. These then, several actions have been taken to services, and addressing voids in other inspections addressed many curb determine the scope and solution to services. appeal violations such as junk or youth issues. improperly parked vehicles, garbage/ Brooklyns' Youth Council Youth Leadership as Part of the Solution junk /debris, or housing maintenance. In 2009, the Community Activities, The Brooklyns' Youth Council, More than 3,000 Property Code Recreation, and Services Department established in October 2009, is a 21- Violations, and 400 long grass /weed (CARS), with other departments, initiated member organization comprised of high violations were identified and resolved, several multi -city and multi- agency youth school students from school districts in with more than 160 abatements initiatives. A few youth initiatives are Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park. The facilitated by the City. summarized below: Council serves as an advisory, planning and communicating body in partnership Citizen Engagement & Education Youth Mapping Project with the Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Public education is a high priority, helps Determining Youth Needs Youth and each City's adult Coalition and build a greater understanding of good Four hundred forty Brooklyn Center High Collaborative serving youth. neighbor standards, and creates School students were surveyed to The Council and advisors will establish excitement about neighborhood determine youth participation in current goals for the year's activities. Priorities initiatives. Inspection staff attended programs, the number of youth that are for the Council are: Neighborhood Area Meetings, the aware of opportunities, and potential 1) Represent area youth on issues National Night Out Kickoff Event, and service gaps. This information will be important to them hosted two code /vacant building used to allocate resources to connect 2) Allow teens to have a voice in workshops discussing health, life safety youth with learning opportunities, civic planning for positive youth participation and livability issues. City staff hosted six p p ation or employment. The development 3) Identify ways to improve the Association for Responsible Managers mapping project is part of the Hennepin community for its youth (ARM) meetings for landlords and County Community Youth Action Crew 4) Act as an advisory board to the property managers. (CYAC) initiative. Brooklyn Bridge Youth Coordinating Board A Team Effort Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth 5) Serve as representatives at local, All City Departments and the City's Capitalizing on Multiple Agencies regional, and state summits and attorneys are involved in monitoring Capacities and Resources conferences. On January 6, 2009, the Brooklyn Bridge and responding to neighborhood issues, Alliance was formed by the City of Appointments & Recruitment whether it be proactive monitoring or Brooklyn Center, City of Brooklyn Park, The Mayor and City Council have sought prosecuting chronic offenders. City Anoka - Hennepin School District, to appoint commissioners that reflect staff also worked closely with other Brooklyn Center School District, Osseo the diversity of the community. government agencies, schools, non Area School District, Hennepin Technical profit agencies, businesses and College, and North Hennepin Community Likewise, the administration has community groups to address College. The Alliance sets policy expanded outreach efforts in order to direction for youth engagement attract employees reflecting our community issues. community makeup. efforts in Brooklyn Center and Y P. A Capital Improvement Plan has been in Maintenance Activities in 2009 y, f place for several years to provide a include: schedule for infrastructure ♦ improvements and maintenance, and Utility staff exercised 1,643 water r t provide a mechanism for paying for system valves that included these projects. This plan reduces the approximately 425 service and fire need for expensive repairs, minimizes line valves. Yearly preventive disruption to residents and businesses, maintenance was also completed and ensure funds will be available when on 1,108 fire hydrants, 864 City repairs are necessary. A few of the owned and 244 private. capital improvement projects ♦ The Utility department responded completed by Engineering and Public to 2,459 service requests, including Works are described below. 713 final meter readings, 352 meter Landscape Projects reading updates /verifications, 280 The City contracted with Tree Trust Improvement projects completed meter installs, 352 water service City-owned assist with landscape projects on restorations 86 sewer calls 74 Cty -owned properties. Tree Trust , , in 2009 include: employs area youth in the summer service requests related to the 2009 ♦ The Aldrich Area Street and Utility projects and requests requests related to to work on various projects Improvements throughout the Twin Cities seven - P water usage, quality and leaks. county metro area. Whether ♦ Centerbrook Golf Course ♦ The total number of Gopher State they're working as a team to build Watermain Replacement One Call locates completed was a staircase at a local park or ♦ Riverdale Park and Picnic Shelter 998. working independently to help a Improvements local organization catch up on data ♦ Northport and West Palmer Parks Capital Maintenance Building Plan entry, Tree Trust workers earn Tennis Courts Resurfacing As the City buildings increase in age, the wages, develop pride in their ♦ 2008 and 2009 Capital Maintenance amount of money required to maintain abilities and gain transferable skills Building Plan improvements the buildings is also increasing. to apply to future jobs. The ♦ Emergency sanitary sewer bypass Therefore, a Capital Maintenance community benefits, too. Residents line installed under the CP Railway Building Plan was developed to plan for see improvements in their parks ♦ Automated Meter Reading Project the long -term maintenance and funding and recreation areas, and ♦ Sanitary sewer relining under I -94 at g of City buildings. This process involved a businesses et to draw from a comprehensive building condition Brooklyn Drive. com p g competent, .experienced workforce Y ♦ Completed rehabilitation of Well assessment, with priority based of young people. recommendations for repair and cu bic yards of sand. Well #10 10 that included removal of 60 maintenance of each building. By partnering with the Tree Trust cu program, two separate youth continues to be one the City's The first year's projects were crews cleaned -up and restored the higher performing welel ls that completed, the second year's projects City Hall Arboretum pond area, consistently can produce 1500 were bid and the third year's project is Earle Brown Heritage Center storm GPM. currently being developed for later in water pond, Shingle Creek area ♦ Emergency rehabilitation of Well 2010. through Central Park and the City No. 7 due to broken shaft. Well No. Hall campus. 7 was previously scheduled for rehab in 2010. The emergency rehab was completed in June 2009. Well No. 7 can consistently produce 1500 GPM. G oal 06 Positive Image: continued Respond to Increased Public Awareness & Recognitions Interest in Ei nvilonme ntal Susttamnab° ° ty & Several City programs and employees received positive Green awards for their outstanding activities or Green Comrnmu nity Issues performance, among the awards- JCCP (2009 Civil Rights The City will take additional measures to research and Award) and EBHC (Best of Weddings). incorporate "green" elements in projects where feasible. The following are some environmental projects completed in 2009.go Park Lighting Project Ensure the City's Dr inkin g W ager I s High This past fall, new energy efficient lighting fixtures were ��p q� Water �( installed for testing at two City park locations. Light emitting Quality & Stogy 1�1 ater I ��j s Properly Managed diode (LED) fixtures were installed at Palmer Lake parking lot on 69th Avenue, and induction fluorescent fixtures were City Met and /or Exceeded EPA's Safe Drinking installed at the Riverdale Park playground. These light fixtures Water Standards will be monitored for light quality, energy efficiency and cost The annual Consumer Confidence Report pertaining to the effectiveness to see if they should be used for more projects in City's drinking water was published in the City Watch. the future. Results indicate that the City is in compliance with the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations and no Bass Lake Road Streetscape and Regional Trail Project contaminants were detected at levels that violated federal The Bass Lake Road project design is complete and drinking water standards. incorporates several environmentally responsible features. The wide median areas within the project corridor will be used In addition to water testing, an internal inspection of to treat storm water via depressed medians and infiltration Water Tower No. 1 was performed, and the Wellhead basins. The boulevard and median plantings and streetscapes Protection Plan strategies continue to be implemented. are designed to promote sustainability and enhance the environment. City Met and /or Exceeded MPCA's Storm Water Management Requirements on® Goa The City met all NPDES storm water permit requirements and submitted its annual permit report to the MPCA. In C � ®�� Cit s� �IlT(Il� with Citizens � 2009, to improve water quality and enhance the Improve � environment of city roadways, Public Works crews swept `those Outside of the City' Borders the 112 mile street system four times. Sweeping operations removed 2,526 cubic yards of sediment and Major Corridor Streetscape Maintenance debris along with 989 cubic yards of leaves. All other The City contracted with the County's Sentence to Serve required storm water Best Management Practices were program for two separate crews, a juvenile crew that performed and reported. performed weekly litter pickup and some winter snow removal of bus stop areas, and an adult crew that performed An underground storm water treatment facility that treats streetscape maintenance in key streetscape and intersection a 284 acre area node areas. within the City prior to directly` h i hargng to th The Bass Lake Road Streetscape and Regional Trail disc F Project Mississippi River « was installed as This project will provide a significant upgrade to the city's part of the entrance, providing an attractive, environmentally Aldrich Area responsible, pedestrian friendly, and improvement as people Street Project. visit the City. Positive Image: next column northwest suburban REMODELING FAIR Sewer Backup? Saturday, March 27, 20- The Public Utility Division will determine if the 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. blockage is in the City Crystal Community Center -4800 Douglas Drive sewer line or your private Featuring: Workshops, Exhibitors, "Ask the Experts," TV Broadcast & Prize Drawings sewer line. This service is About Us! provided at no charge. The Northwest Suburban Remodeling Fair is a collaborative effort among eight Call Public Utilities at Northwestern cities and sponsors to provide home remodeling ideas and solutions (763) 569 -3390 for you! Each year, 87 exhibitors ranging from kitchen remodeling to landscaping, Monday through Friday come together to showcase innovative products to help with any of your remodeling 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. goals. Make plans to participate in the 2010 Northwest Suburban Remodeling Fair! After Hours, Weekends, Holidays- Call Police (911) Hosted by the cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Maple Grove, New and Hope, Osseo, Plymouth and Robbinsdale Public Utility personnel will be contacted For more information, call (651) 638 -1956 or email nwremodelingfair @comcast.net or visit www.nwremodelingfair.com Additional Home Purchase & Rehab Programs Available Additional home purchase and rehab homebuyer assistance or homebuyer cities in suburban Hennepin County. programs are available to qualified assistance AND the rehabilitation home buyers. Home sales in Brooklyn assistance. Not all homes or buyers are eligible, so Center were high in 2009, but many if you or someone you know is more great home buying opportunities NSP Homebuyer Assistance Program. interested in buying a vacant, foreclosed still exist in Brooklyn Center. Qualified Receive up to $10,000 in down payment property, please visit Hennepin County's home buyers can take advantage and closing costs assistance. Lower website at www.hennepin.mn.us/ of federal tax incentives . In addition, income households might also qualify neighborhoodstabilizationprogram for more options are available to home for additional funds to ensure that the more information about the program buyers to purchase and make home is affordable. and to apply. A summary of all improvements to vacant, foreclosed available home purchase programs and homes for owner occupancy. A new, NSP Homebuyer REHAB Assistance links are available on the City's website federally funded Neighborhood Program. Receive up to $25,000 to at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org/ Stabilization Program (NSP) homebuyer assist with home rehabilitation ReNewHomePrograms assistance and rehabilitation program is improvements. available, along with the City's ReNew If you have questions about the NSP Home Purchase Program. Approximately The funds are available from federal Program, please contact Hennepin $300,000 in NSP funds are available. funds from the U.S. Department of County staff by e -mail at tonja.west- Housing and Urban Development hafner @co.hennepin.mn.us or at NSP Program Info (HUD)'s Neighborhood Stabilization (612) 348 -2599. Eligible homebuyers with incomes Program (NSP). Application and below 120% of Area Median Income can processing is being coordinated by "Equal Opportunity Lending" apply for forgivable loans for just Hennepin County for the NSP eligible Spring Special Material Drop -off Day Recycling Guides & Calendars 4 { ' Saturday April 24, 2010 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Updated 2010 -11 Recycling Guides O &M Facility— Brooklyn Park are now available at City Hall. The �. guide gives an overview of the 8300 Noble Avenue North recycling program and has an A -Z Phone: (763) 493 -8007 Directory of how to dispose of just ` • No Charge about everything. Electronics such as T.V., VCR, DVD /MP3 Player, Stereos, Recycling calendars for 2010 were mailed out earlier this Printer, Computer, Monitor, Cell Phone, etc. Antifreeze, year. Motor Oil & Oil Filters, Household and Vehicle Batteries, and Scrap Metal (remove non -metal parts) If you would like a Recycling Guide or another Recycling Calendar mailed to you, please call Charge (763) 493 -8006. Thanks for Recycling! Appliance ($10), Residential Air Conditioner ($15), Tire ($1- $15 based on size) Also On -Site: Vietnam Vets of America Accepting Working Items At No Charge Cell Phone Recycling Options Clothing, Shoes, Jewelry, Holiday Decorations & Artificial Cell phones are one of the fastest growing forms of Trees, Cooking Utensils, Small Appliance, Dishware, Books, electronic waste. According to the U.S. Environmental Nat. Geographic Magazine, Towels, Bedding, Sewing, Office Protection Agency, the average life span of a cell phone is Equipment & Supplies, Camping, Eyeglasses, Computer 18 months. More than 125 million phones are discarded Software, Electronics, Iron & Board, Games, Home every year. Cell phones contain hazardous components Decoration, Luggage, Musical Instrument, Telephone, and that are harmful to human health and the environment if Tools improperly discarded. Therefore, please do not place cell phones in the trash. The following are environmentally - Items Not Accepted by Vets friendly ways of disposing your cell phone: Furniture, Carpet, Mattresses, Garbage, Wheelchair, Hospital Bed, Walker, Child Car Seat, Crib, Stroller, High Charitable donation opportunities. The Wireless Chair, Baby Walker, Glass Windows, Commercial or Gas Air Foundation coordinates national programs that collect cell Conditioners or Refrigerators, Window Treatments, Piano, phones to help American communities. Learn more at Bathtub, Sink, Vanities, Paint, Chemicals, Auto Parts, Car- www•wirelessfoundation.org top Carrier, and Construction Debris Retailer and manufacturers programs. Retailers such as Best Buy, Office Depot, Radio Shack, and Target along with * Note - Many usable household items can be disposed/ many cellular service providers and manufacturers accept exchanged for free through an online bulletin board at cell phones for recycling. Learn more at www.twincitiesfreemarket.org www.call2rec\/cle.org Government options. Hennepin County collects electronics including cell phones, laptops and other mobile devices that contain memory at county drop -off facilities in Bloomington and Brooklyn Park. The county has new, locked containers that provide an extra measure of security for these types of devices. Before reusing or recycling your cell phone, remember to remove your personal data and fully discharge the battery. For more information, please call the HRG Recycling Coordinator at (763) 493 -8006. ■ Brooklyn Center and four other cities the watershed, it picks up debris and that make up the Shingle Creek pollutants and carries them to the Watershed will celebrate Earth Day stream. If this land is polluted, our with the 9 th annual Great Shingle river will be too. That's why we need Creek Watershed Clean Up. Beginning your help keeping the watershed Saturday, April 17, through Saturday, clean. April 24, hundreds of volunteers from with a park, trail, or street will be Plymouth to the Mississippi River will In 2009, more than 140 volunteers assigned to an area of Shingle Creek, line the banks of Shingle Creek, picking worked in Brooklyn Center cleaning nearby park, open space, or parkway up everything from pop cans to the banks of Shingle Creek as well as to pick up trash and debris. abandoned vehicles. City parks and roadways. Volunteers collected over 100 bags of debris, auto If you are interested in participating Follow a cigarette butt, candy wrapper, parts, lots of branches, a tire rim, either as a group or as an individual, or empty pop can tossed or blown into plywood, tires, along with other call Jenny Whiting at (763) 569 -3380 the street and you're likely to find it miscellaneous trash. for more information. Trash bags and littering the banks of one of our cotton gloves will be provided the day streams. That's because rain and In 2010 many of the 27 groups of the event at the Community Center, melting snow flow from large areas affiliated with the Brooklyn Center 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway. The into streams through the storm sewer Adopt -A- Park /Trail /Street Program will official clean up will take place from system. The large area that funnels concentrate on a cleanup of their 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, April 24, water into a stream is called a assigned sites during the week. Groups to commemorate Earth Day 2010. watershed. As water travels through and individuals not already connected I Annual Police & Citizen Yard Waste Site Ceremony Opens April 1st The annual Police & Citizen Award Is it Spring yet! Regardless of the Ceremony will be held on temperature, the Maple Grove Yard o Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Waste Site at 14796 101st Ave. N. will 7:00 p.m. at the Brooklyn Center open for the season on April 1 5C Community Center. Leaves, grass clippings, brush, and tree branches up to 10 inches in diameter The ceremony is to honor citizens and police officers who have gone are accepted. Residents with a valid ID above and beyond the "call of duty" to ensure the safety of this showing their Brooklyn Center address community. This is a great opportunity to meet and support those will not be charged for these items. individuals who will be receiving awards. This event is open to the public and we invite all of you to attend. The Maple Grove Yard Waste site is open April through November, If you have questions or need more information, please contact Crime Monday- Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Prevention Specialist Becky Boie at (763) 503 -3272 or Sunday Noon to 7 p.m. The bboie @ci.brooklyn- center.mn.us information line is (763) 420 -4886. Adopt -a- Park /Trail /Street Adopt -a- Garden The Adopt -A- Park /Trail /Street program was established in In 2009, gardens were again adopted, planted and 1992 and currently is supported by the efforts of a cross- tended by individuals and groups throughout the City. section of the community including individuals, families, These volunteers demonstrated to visitors and service organizations, employee teams, scout troops, residents alike that we care about our City and the way school, church, and neighborhood groups. it looks. These attractive gardens are located at the These volunteers are recognized for their efforts by signs Arboretum, Evergreen Park, Water Tower on France, along their adopted route or at their adopted sites. Freeway Park, Orchard Lane Park, South Palmer Park, Annually throughout the spring, summer and fall, City Hall entrance, City Hall plaza containers, Central volunteers collect approximately 5,000 pounds of trash. Park and Community Center plant containers. The City Their participation plays a significant role in helping thanks the following individuals, clubs and businesses • maintain City parks, trails, public grounds, and streets. for their public service and commitment to this This commitment helps keep City parks, trails, and streets program. attractive and free of litter; everyone who participates feels ownership and a sense of pride in the community. City Hall & Community Center The City thanks the following individuals and groups for Betty Muellner their public service and commitment to this program: Brooklyn Center American Legion Auxiliary Brooklyn Center Business Association Accounts Receivable Services Curves of Brooklyn Center American Legion Post 630 — donation for supplies Diane Sannes BAPS -SHRI Swaminarayan Mandir J. Hannibal Hayes Boy Scout Troop #454 Mochablue Concierge & Errands Brookdale Health Naja A. Lindberg Brooklyn Center Lioness Club Travelers Express /Moneygram Brooklyn Center Police Department Explorers Brooklyn Center Park & Recreation Commission Parks Brooklyn Center Rotary Club Diane Sannes Brooklyn United Methodist Church Kids on the Move Daycare C & R Cycle Repair Living Word Center Country Inns & Suites Milo & Paisley Crowne Plaza Rita Ascher Dwaine Svardal Family Friends of Riverdale Park Kids on the Move Daycare You Too Can Help Keep Your Community Living Word Center Clean and Beautiful! Loony Weavers MN School of Business M.O.M.'s Club Who To Contact: Northport Elementary School 4 th Grade ' Odyssey Academy Adopt -A -Park or a garden in a Park; Trail; Street Palmer Lake Elementary School Contact Jenny Whiting at (763) 569 -3380 or Random Acts of Joy 1whiting @ci.brooklyn- center.mn.us ' Riverwood Neighborhood Taylor Family Adopt -A- Garden or Plant Container at City Hall or Tim Olson Community Center: Xcel Academy Contact Kathy Flesher at (763) 569 -3405 or kflesher @ci.brooklyn- center.mn.us New Community Garden Program In January, the City Council approved moving forward with creating community gardens in Brooklyn Center. Community gardens promote healthy lifestyles and sustainable communities. More information will be available in spring. If you have ideas or would like to volunteer, contact the Business & Development Department at (763) 569 -3330. Im portant Contact • • Snowbirds Count in 2010 Census According to the U.S. Census Bureau, you should be counted City of Brooklyn Center where you live most of the time. Many residents, referred to as 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway "snowbirds ,leave Minnesota a few months in the winter to Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 -2199 www.citVofbrooklyncenter. temporarily live in warm weather states. Snowbirds are critical e- mail: info @ci.brooklyn- center.mn.us to a complete count in Minnesota. If all of Minnesota residents City Hall (763) 569 - 3300 are not counted during this Census, Minnesota faces losing Job Information Line (763) 569 - 3307 political representation and millions of dollars in federal funds Persons with hearing or speech impairment are served that are distributed to state and local governments. Also, by the MN Relay Service 711 (TTY /Voice) accurate Census data is needed for cities and other government Council Members agencies, schools, and businesses in order to make sound policy Mayor Tim Willson and business decisions. Voicemail: (763) 569 - 3450 e - mail: mayorwiIIson @ci.brooklyn center.mn.us All addresses nationwide receive Census questionnaires. Councilmember Kay Lasman Therefore, if you live in multiple places, you will receive multiple Voicemail: (763) 569 -3448 questionnaires. Most Minnesota snowbirds should: e -mail councilmemberlasman @ci.brooklyn- center.mn.us * Enter a zero for the number of people living at their winter Councilmember Tim Roche Voicemail: (763) 569 -3447 address. (Questionnaires are coded to the address mailed to.) e - mail: councilmemberroche @ci.brooklyn - center.mn.us . Leave the rest of their winter census questionnaires blank. Councilmember Dan Ryan Don inadvertently fill out the question about living Voicemail: (763) 569 -3445 somewhere else. e -mail: councilmemberryan @ci.brooklyn- center.mn.us • Wait until they get back to their usual residence in Minnesota Councilmember Mark Yelich to fill out the census form that was delivered there. Voicemail: (763) 569 -3444 e -mail: council memberyelich @ci.brooklyn- center.mn.us The Census questionnaire is easy —only ten questions. It's safe— Uf17S �y personal information reported on the Census City Manager ; G O yF form is confidential. And it's important. More Curt Boganey (763) 569-3300 w information and resources are available on the City website at www.cityofbrookIVncenter.org City Council Meetings City Council Regular Session meetings are held the 2nd and 4th CE NSUS 2��4 or visit www.mn2010census.org Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Informal Open Forum is held at 6:45 p.m. before Council meetings for persons who wish to address the City Council about issues not scheduled on the agenda. March is Irish - American Heritage Month City Council Work Sessions are held immediately following the Regular Session City Council meetings. Proclaimed by the US Congress in 1995, March is to remember Irish immigrant contributions and Ireland's struggle for City Council meetings are broadcast live on cable Channel 16. independence. Since our Nation's founding, millions of Irish have Replays shown Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 2:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. You may also watch City Council meetings on - line , on immigrated to this country to embrace the vibrant promise of new demand at your convenience through a link on the City website. opportunity that America offers. Some came to America seeking Call City Hall to verify meeting dates (763) 569 -3300 or visit the City the freedom to worship as they pleased. Others came in the wake web site at www.citvofbrooklyncenter.org of the devastating Irish potato famine of 1845 -1849, which caused 1 million deaths in Ireland and led nearly 1.5 million Irish to We want to hear from you. Ifyou have important emigrate. The many successes of the Irish immigrants in America community news, an interesting story or ideas to proved to be a continuing draw to their friends and family who share, please contact City Hall at (763) 569 -3300. remained in Ireland. The Irish brought with them a spirit of life and a work ethic that helped enliven our culture and helped them Printed on Recycled Paper �Q prosper. Q�J ' 0 # 1 V2010 OXBVNM Y our Invitation To i-ViB E TX u J S�S E p Adult Activities ........ ..........................14 -18 4 Community Tripsters ........................• 19 -20 ►i u Boomers & Beyond . .......................... 20-22 Adaptive Recreation .......................... 23 Youth Activities ................................. 24-25 Swim Lessons - See Pages 29 -31! Centerbrook Golf Course ................... 26-27 Tennis Lessons ..... .............................27 Community Bulletin Board ................ 28 Aquatic Activities /Swim Lessons ....... 29 -31 Pooltastic Fun .................................... 32 Pool Hours & Rates ........................... 33 General Information ........................... 34 Registration Information ..................•• 35 Brooklyn Center Community Activities, Recreation & Services Department 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center MN 55430 763 - 569 -3400 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.or2 O SilverSneakersg classes are OPEN to all interested participants. Hea/thways See information below. All persons, including SilverSneaker® eligible participants, Sneakers please register at the community center. Fitness Program QRliDe SILVERSNEAKERSO — Muscular Strength & SILVERSNEAKERSO — Range of Movement SilverSplash® I t Have fun and move to the music through a variety of Activate your aqua urge for variety! exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of SilverSplash offers LOTS of fun and shallow movement, and activity for daily living skills. Hand -held water moves to improve agility, flexibility and weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for cardiovascular endurance. No swimming ability is required, and resistance; and a chair is used for seated and/or standing a special SilverSneakers® kickboard is used to develop support. Registration Fee $28.80/10 Sessions; no charge strength, balance and coordination. Registration Fee $28.80/10 SilverSneakersg participant. No class May 6. Classes 50 min. Sessions; no charge SilverSneakers® participant. Classes 50 Instructor Bev. min. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Mon. Mar. 29 10:30 a.m. CC 12387 Thurs. Mar. 25 10:45 a.m. CC Jean 12392 Thurs. April 1 9:30 a.m. CC 12388 Tues. April 6 10:30 a.m. CC LeVon 12393 SILVERSNEAKERSO — Cardio Circuit AQUA EXERCISE 2 — SENIOR Combine fun and fitness to increase your cardiovascular This class is for persons who are ready to take their and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit It water exercise workout to the next level. Water buoys workout. Upper body strength work using hand -held weights, and unique variations using the noodle are all part of the elastic tubing with handles, and a ball is alternated challenge. You are encouraged to participate in the intensity with non - impact aerobic choreography. A chair is level that works for you! Registration Fee $34.50/12 Sessions. offered for support, head to toe stretching, and Classes 50 min. Instructor LeVon. complete relaxation in a comfortable position. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $34.50/12 Sessions; no charge Fri. Mar. 26 9:45 a.m. CC 12394 SilverSneakersg participant. Classes 50 min. T Instructor Vicki. Qnline ARTHRITIS WATER EXERCISE Day Begins Time Location Activity # Joining a water exercise class gives you opportunity to Fri. Mar. 26 1:30 p.m. CC 12389 exercise in warm water with guidance from a trained Arthritis Foundation instructor. Participating can help decrease Online SILVERSNEAKERSO — Cardio Fit pain & stiffness. Class concentrates on walking, warm -ups, It Get up and go with an aerobics class for range of motion of all major joints & low- impact exercises. you - safe, heart- healthy and easy on the Questions, call at Kathy 763 -569 -3405. Classes 50 min. joints. The workout includes easy -to- follow low Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # impact movements, upper body strength work, abdominal Classes once a week, $33.00/ 11 Sessions conditioning, stretching and relaxation exercises designed to Wed. Mar. 31 9:45 a.m. CC Vicki 12395 energize your active lifestyle. Registration Fee $31.65/11 Wed. Mar. 31 6:30 p.m. CC Heidi 12396 Sessions; no charge SilverSneakersg participant. Classes 50 Classes once a week, $30.00/ 10 Sessions min. Instructor Karen. Mon. Mar. 29 10:30 a.m. CC Jean 12397 Day Begins Time Location Activity # Thurs. Mar. 25 11:30 a.m. CC 12390 QMHW AQUA EXERCISE Water power! Join this invigorating high - energy class, Online It SILVERSNEAKERSO — YogaStretch which includes a warm up, cardio and full body toning. YogaStretch will move your whole body through a You are encouraged to participate in the intensity level that complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair suits you best. It's 50 minutes of pure aqua aerobic fun! support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures Seniors may register for Tuesday or Thursday morning for designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of $28.80; senior fee not available online. Kathy Jo and Jean will movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final team teach Monday evening. Registration Fee $31.50/10 relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental Sessions. Classes 50 min. clarity. Registration Fee $23.00/8 Sessions; no charge Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # SilverSneakersg participant. Classes 50 min. Instructor Thurs. Mar. 25 9:45 a.m. CC Jean 12398 Mary Jane. Sat. Mar. 27 8:00 a.m. CC Jean 12399 Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. Mar. 29 6:00 p.m. CC K/J 12400 Mon. April 12 4:00 p.m. CC 12391 Tues. April 6 9:30 a.m. CC LeVon 12401 www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org 14 Recreation Brochure Adult Activities continued e AQUA EXERCISE— , . e STRETCH/TONE /CARDIO/ISOMETRIC DEEP WATER WORKOUT , ' , LOW IMPACT ALL -IN -ONE CLASS If you are looking for a different 4e Resistance bands to tone & stretch all the muscle groups experience in water exercise, try this class! will be used for half the class while getting a 2 -mile walk for a Using a floatation device, the instructor cardio workout. Hand held weights will be used the other half combines aerobic exercise, strength training, sculpting and of the class for additional strengthening. Isometric exercise will water jogging for an excellent over all body workout! Class is be incorporated throughout class. This fun class is designed to designed for all fitness levels and can be easily modified for a efficiently get it "all -in -one " session and the upbeat music and lower or higher intensity workout. Swimming skills are not group energy will increase your strength and endurance. While required but participants should be comfortable in deep water. suitable for beginner and intermediate exercisers, advanced Floatation belts and noodles are furnished. Seniors may exercisers can use stronger resistance bands & heavier weights. ` register for Monday morning Activity #12402 for $28.80 Bands provided. If you own hand held weights, bring them. senior fee not available online. Kathy Jo and Jean will team Otherwise, wait until after first class before making a purchase. teach Monday evening. Registration Fee $31.50/10 Sessions. Sue's enthusiasm will get you moving! Registration Fee Classes 50 min. $27.00/9 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Instructor Sue. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. Mar. 29 9:30 a.m. CC Jean 12402 Wed. April 7 6:15 p.m. CC 12407 Mon. Mar. 29 7:00 p.m. CC K/J 12403 Qnhe QnliW BODY FAT TESTING & FITNESS ANALYSIS AQUA SHALLOW & DEEP WATER COMBO With infrared light & computer your body fat is N � Z NO Our "combo" class combines warm up, stretching, measured within 1% accuracy! EASY! (It's like having aerobic exercise and strength training for a full body blood pressure taken.) Body fat is a more telling measure of workout. The class is designed for all fitness levels and can be health & future quality of life than weight & height alone. Less easily modified for a lower or higher intensity workout. Seniors body fat means less risk for degenerative diseases (joint, heart, may register for $31.65; senior fee not available online. back injury, diabetes, stroke.) The computer analyzes your test Registration Fee $34.50/11 Sessions. Classes 50 min. results & sets a weekly goal for weight & /or body fat reduction Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # with specific caloric intake & exercise amounts. Consultation is Wed. Mar. 31 8:45 a.m. CC Vicki 12404 with an R.N. who, after individual testing, will provide group Wed. Mar. 31 7:25 p.m. CC Heidi 12405 instruction for practical lifestyle changes. If you're new to exercise, this provides baseline to measure your future progress. Chlorine treated water CAN discolor swimsuits; If you are a seasoned exerciser & weight manager, you will sorry, we are not responsible. learn if you have achieved numbers in the excellent range of health & fitness. Maximum 3. Approximately 1 hour, 15 min. Additional times may be arranged for interested persons. Call e "PRENATAL & POSTPARTUM or 763 -569 -3405. Registration Fee $11.5011 Session. POST -OP WATER EXERCISE �- Day Date Time Location Activity # * *Women not pregnant who are overweight, Wed. April 7 7:20 p.m. CC 12408 have injuries or need post -op exercise are invited to Mon. April 12 5:00 p.m. CC 12409 participate. Check out this small group class. No I swimming skills needed since these easy to follow FITNESS, CARDIO & AEROBIC CLASSES exercises are performed in chest deep water. It is 0 All classes coed except Strength Training, Back & designed to have you cushioned and supported in the water "Abs" for Women & Aerobics for Women. while providing a cardio and strength workout. You will love 9 Some class cancellations are noted in class descriptions. the soothing effect of the water! If you have just had a baby, the No class May 29 & May 31. Any additional changes class jump starts the drive to get back in shape at the right pace. will be noted on the fitness calendars available from All participants new to exercise should consult with their doctor instructors and at the community center service desk, before beginning an exercise program. If you are pregnant or You may also call 763 -569 -3400. Classes are added at less than 12 weeks postpartum, a signed health care provider the end of a session to cover these cancellations. release form is required. The form is available online at www.cityofbrooklvncenter.or2 or by calling 763 -569 -3405. Qn1ine AEROBIC FITNESS AND FUN FOR 65+ The class is ongoing; new participants may join at any time. Think about starting the day in this fun class! Registration Fee $27.00/9 Session pass. Classes 50 min. Bev is an inspiring instructor who knows Instructor Sue. how to keep you motivated with a variety of Day Begins Time Location Activity # exercises. This morning program emphasizes 96- Mon. April 12 6:15 p.m. CC 12406 energizing routines designed to improve strength, POOL ACCESS flexibility and endurance at a level safe and comfortable for you. This class is directed towards individuals-65 years and Brooklyn Center Community Center older. Come join us! Registration Fee $28.80/10 Sessions. Pool features a full ramp with handrail to provide complete Classes 50 minutes. Instructor Bev. access to persons in wheelchairs and /or with physical Day Begins Time Location Activity # limitations. Ramp is located in the shallow end. Mon. Mar. 29 9:30 a.m. CC 12410 Recreation Brochure 15 www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org Adult Activities continued STRENGTH TRAININ G BASIC BELLY DANCING It "Strong women & men stay young." Age 30 or 90, fit or I Middle Eastern dance is a dance that people do for fun at unfit, this program can build bone density, lose weight, social gatherings, parties, and weddings in the Middle gain strength and energy. Basic exercises using weights are East. Here is a chance for women of any age, size, or fitness geared to individual ability and can put you in the shape needed level to experience this beautiful form of ancient dance. We for a healthier & more active lifestyle. Authorities claim will learn basic belly dance moves and by the end of the strength training can decrease risk for diabetes, heart disease session, we will put them into a simple short choreography! and osteoporosis. Hand held weights are available or if you own Wear comfortable clothes and, if you like, bring a scarf or wrap weights, you may bring them. Join this class for an energy to tie around your hips. The instructor will also have a limited overhaul! Registration Fee $28.80/10 Sessions. No class on number of hip wraps for use during class. Registration Fee May 6. Classes 50 min. Instructor Bev. $28.50/9 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor Stephanie. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Day Begins Time Location Activity # Thurs. April 1 10:30 a.m. CC 12411 Sat. April 10 9:30 a.m. CC 12416 Qnflne HATHA BEGINNING YOGA Qnhe STRENGTH TRAINING, BACK & There are many benefits to Yoga including "ABS" — FOR WOMEN N improved muscular strength, flexibility and T See the class description above. This class stress reduction. This class is designed to give the student an includes weekly "AB" workout and specific strength understanding of yoga basics. The instructor will start with training exercises for the lower back. Registration Fee simple poses that stretch your shoulder muscles, spine, lower $32.00/10 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Instructor Vicki, 4i back, hips and groin. You will leave refreshed, calm and Day Begins Time Location Activity # relaxed. Bring a towel and water bottle. Registration Fee Mon. Mar. 29 6:15 p.m. CC 12412 $25.00/8 Sessions. No class April 22. Classes 50 min. Instructor Mary Jane. Day Begins Time Location Activity # MAT PILATES Thurs. April 8 5:00 p.m. CC 12417 N�6 Pilates is a body sculpting system utilizing gentle "non- Thurs. April 8 6:05 p.m. CC 12418 jarring" total body exercises and proper breathing Mon. April 12 7:25 p.m. CC 12419 techniques. Improve your health, posture, & body composition. HATHA ADVANCED BEGINNING YOGA Registration Fee $28.50/9 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor This class is recommended for persons with past yoga LeVon. p p y g Begins Time Location Activity # experience who are capable of executing the basic poses. Day Day Apri16 6:15 p.m. CC 12413 During the course, new poses will be added for those seeking a more challenging yoga experience. Registration Fee $25.00/8 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor Mary Jane. QAHN AEROBICS — LOW IMPACT CARDTO — FOR Day Begins Time Location Activity # WOMEN Mon. April 12 5:00 p.m. CC 12420 High energy, low impact! As you move to music, Qn 1i W CIRCUIT TRAINING increase your endurance level and burn fat. Fun easy -to -learn Want a fun, fast paced way to lose weight, tone muscles combinations suitable for all levels. LeVon will get you and get stronger? Want to meet new people? If so, this moving! Registration Fee $28.50/9 Sessions. Classes 50 min. class is for you. We will meet in the Circuit training area of the Instructor LeVon. exercise room. Warm up, instruction and use of circuit Day Begins Time Location Activity # equipment and cool down will be the class format. Great for Tues. April 6 7:15 p.m. CC 12414 beginners to the more experienced exerciser. Registration Fee $32.00/8 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Instructor Jessi. CARDIO COMBO — SATURDAY Day Begins Time Location Activity # It Come alone, meet new people, make an = Thurs. April 8 6:00 p.m. CC 12421 exercise date with a friend or make it a Qnhe ABOUT BOAT SAFETY family affair. This low impact great cardio There is a lot more to boating than just buying a boat! workout class offers a variety of exercises used N This course teaches the basics of boating safety. A great to challenge all fitness levels. You are class for families as well as individuals. Minimum age 12. encouraged to participate in the intensity level According to U.S. Coast Guard, about 80% of boating fatalities that suits you best. There will be a 10 minute occurred on boats where operator had not completed a boating warm -up, 20 minutes of low impact aerobics, 10 safety education course. Take this class and keep you and your minutes of step, (for persons unable to do step, passengers safe! Your insurance company may offer a discount the same patterns may be done on the floor for successful completion of this course. Bring a bag lunch. during this segment) followed by cool down and strength Vending machines on site have light snacks and beverages. training. Registration Fee $28.50/9 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Registration Fee $40.00/1 Session includes the course book. Instructor Stephanie. Class 8 hours. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Day Date Time Location Activity # Sat. April 10 8:30 a.m. CC 12415 Sat. May 18:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m. CC 12347 www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org 16 Recreation Brochure Adult Activities continued SILVERSNEAKERS® FITNESS PROGRAM PERSONAL TRAINING SilverSneakers® Fitness Program paricipants are Your complimentary personal consultation includes: Par- Q/Health History Evaluation, Needs Analysis invited to work out in our exercise room, swim and use Functional Strength Assessment! the sauna at no cost to eligible members with a Goal Setting! qualifying health plan. Participants may join at any To schedule your complimentary appointment or time! Call Kathy at 763 -569 -3405 for information. for more information, call 763 -569 -3405. You can get started today! _ SPRING SPECIAL — BUY TWO, GET ONE FREE Purchase two one hour personal training sessions for $92.00 and receive the third session free. A $46.00 value! Take BASIC EXERCISE ROOM ORIENTATION advantage of this great deal to update your current program or COMMUNITY CENTER EXERCISE ROOM to get a head start for summer! Learn proper fitness equipment techniques for a safe & FEES FOR ADDITIONAL SESSIONS effective workout. This is a basic walk through of all fitness Each session is 1 hour. Sessions are available by appointment. equipment to help you understand how to use each machine These prepaid sessions are valid for one month after your correctly. A fitness specialist will assist you on the proper use projected final workout session. and correct form. This is not an individual program design session. Free for members or patrons who have paid the $4.50 # of Sessions Fee Activity # daily general admission. The $10 reservation fee refundable 2 Sessions $92.00 12422 upon completion of orientation or cancellation 48 hours in 6 Sessions $264.00 12423 advance of appointment. Appointments are available during the 12 Sessions $504.00 12424 week including weekends. Please allow approximately 45 -60 minutes. Call 763 -569 -3400 for an appointment. AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM Registrations accepted immediately! COMMUNITY CENTER Fee — AARP Members $12 & Non - Members $14. EXERCISE ROOM Membership information, call 1- 888 - 687 -2277. The exercise room, located on the upper level, offers complete fitness equipment for cardiovascular and strength conditioning. This classroom training program Minimum age IS. is designed to help persons ages Shirts & tennis shoes required in the Exercise Room. 55 and older improve their Seepage 33 for hours. driving skills while teaching them how to avoid accidents and Cardiovascular Equipment traffic violations. Instructors are trained volunteers. Life Fitness Treadmills — 4 Life Fitness Elliptical Cross Trainers — 4 Eight Hour —No tests given; must attend both days to initiate Precore Elliptical — 1 auto insurance discount. You may bring your dinner. Star Trac Recumbent Bikes — 2 DATES DAYS TIME Life Fitness Stair Climbers — 2 April 26 & 27 Monday & Tuesday 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Stair Master Free Climber — 1 Four Hour Refresher — For persons who have completed the Strength Trainine Equipment eight hour mature driving course within the preceding three Life Fitness Leg Press /Calf Raise; Life Fitness Leg Curl/Leg years. Extension; Life Fitness Multi- chest; Life Fitness Bicep /Triceps; DATE DAY TIME Life Fitness "Smith" Machine; Life Fitness Cable April 7 Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Crossover; Cybex Abdominal; Dumbbells; May 5 Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Life Fitness Lat Pull Down/Low Row June 2 Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Circuit Trainine Equipment REGISTRATION INFORMATION Fit Express Hip Abduction/Adduction Register at Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Fit Express Abdominal/Low Back Creek Parkway. Questions, call 763 -569 -3400. If the class is Fit Express Pectoral/Deltoid full, we will put you on the waiting list and call if an opening Fit Express Shoulder Press/Pull Down occurs. Advanced registration required by mail or in Fit Express Leg Extension/Leg Curl person; no walk -ins the day of class. Make check or money Fit Express Squat order payable to AARP. (Cash not accepted.) Fit Express Lift Task Class location — Crossings, 6201 N Lilac Drive, south entry. Fit Express Chest Row Crossing residents may register with the manager, space Fit Express Bicep/Tricep providing. Thanks to Crossings Management for providing this Fitness Technology Rotary Torso site. Smoking prohibited. For additional class locations in the Precor Stretch Trainer area, call the AARP office at 952- 858 -9040, Monday —Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Recreation Brochure - www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org Adult Activities continued DROP - IN CARDS This option is ideal for people who want to exercise but cannot commit to the same class every week. To reach class minimums, we encourage you to register for a specific class instead of purchasing a card if at all possible. Please ,-s purchase cards early so we know we can count on you. Cards may be purchased for aqua or fitness classes that have met the minimum number of registrations to hold the class and do not fill to capacity. Cards are non - refundable and may be used through June 15, 2010. Card options for 5, 8, 10 or 12 classes are of equal value, assisting you in purchasing only the number you will actually use this session. If you have any questions, call Kathy at 763 -569 -3405. Drop -In Card registration not available online. With a drop -in card, you can start anytime ... now there's no reason not to exercise with us! DROP -IN CARD — SENIOR OPTIONS DROP -IN CARD — FITNESS OPTIONS Drop -In- Cards —For persons 62 years and older. # of Classes Fee Activity # # of Classes Fee Activity # 12 Classes $44.00 12425 12 Classes $49.50 12430 10 Classes $37.00 12426 10 Classes $41.25 12431 8 Classes $29.50 12427 8 Classes $33.00 12432 5 Classes $18.50 12428 5 Classes $20.50 12433 1 Class $4.00 12429 1 Class $4.25 12434 ** *ATTENTION CARD BUYERS * ** When buying your CARD, please indicate the class or classes that you most likely will be attending. This will help: When determining whether we have the minimum number to have a class with registered participants plus Drop -In Card users. Before purchasing a card, check to see if the class you were planning on attending has been canceled. Sometimes circumstances beyond our control require us to cancel a class; if we know what class you attend, we will attempt to notify you. POTTERY — BEGINNING POTTERY — LAB AND FIRING PRIVILEGES It This class is designed to teach the basic " ,. For persons who have completed a pottery class at the skills of throwing and hand building. The _ ° community center or have had previous experience and are community center offers a unique opportunity to familiar with the equipment. Lab may be used on an unlimited practice your new skills by including in the basis other than class times and students may have pieces fired registration fee 25 lbs. clay for projects, in the eight -week period. The lab program is designed for unlimited practice time outside of class, glazes, firing fees and individuals who want to work independently. Registration fee tax. (Additional clay is $41.45, which includes 25 lbs., glazes, includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, firing and tax. (Additional clay firing & tax.) Bring a work shirt to the first class. Instructor will is $41.45, which includes 25 lbs., glazes, firing and tax.) teach 7 weeks. Students will work independently one week Arrange your own time to work in the lab during the eight during class time. Registration Fee $109.00/8 Sessions. Classes weeks. No instruction. New lab participants are asked to meet 2'h hours. Instructor Chad. with the instructor for an orientation at 6 p.m. on Monday or Day Begins Time Location Activity # Tuesday of the first week. Registration Fee $105.65/8 Weeks. Tues. Mar. 9 6:30 p.m. CC 12435 Day Begins Time Location Activity Tues. May 4 6:30 p.m. CC 12436 Week of Mar. 8 To be arranged CC 12439 Week of May 3 To be arranged CC 12440 I t POTTERY — INTERMEDIATE /ADVANCED BROOKLYN CENTER WOMEN'S CLUB Designed for advanced students who are proficient in Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. at throwing, hand building and glazing. The instructor will Brooklyn Center Community Center. The purpose of the be in the lab three times during the eight -week session. This is organization is to promote social, cultural & civic activities for an ideal format for participants who want to work area women. Annual dues $12. Meetings are informative with independently yet need some instruction either in new entertaining programs. Mar. 9, St. Patrick's Day Tuesday rocks techniques or with problem solving. Participants with less than with the Plymouth Rockers, a mixed chorus and ensemble. 4 years experience may register at the discretion of the Bring food donation for CEAP. April 13, Birthday Celebration, instructor. Registration fee includes 25 lbs. election of officers, baby shower for CEAP & ventriloquist. of clay, glazes, firing and tax. For heavy Monthly day trips offered to members; details at meetings. production, each additional 25 lbs. of clay is March 24, visit the Hindu Temple in Maple Grove with lunch u $41.45 which includes glazes, firing & tax. along the way followed by tour of the University of MN Registration Fee $109.00/8 Sessions. Equine Center. April 21, visit St. Peter, including tour of Classes 2`/2 hours. Instructor Chad. chapel at Gustavus and lunch at Whiskey River. Check website Day Begins Time Location Activity # wwwwww. ciofbrooklvicenter .or�womensclubor�womensclub or call 763-561 - Mon. Mar. 8 6:30 p.m. CC 12437 6208 for info. Sponsored by Brooklyn Center Community Mon. May 3 6:30 p.m. CC 12438 Activities, Recreation & Services Department. www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org 18 Recreation Brochure CON14UNITY T C Community Tripsters is a program for people who enjoy getting away and meeting new friends. We live in an area that offers a multitude of fun and educational opportunities! Our trips allow you to eat at wonderful restaurants & experience a host of remarkable recreational activities. Motor coach buses depart & return to Brooklyn Center Community Center; an escort accompanies all trips. REGISTRATION for trips now in progress by mail or in person, online at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.ore or phone with Visa or MasterCard. When registering for someone else, please have correct spelling of their name, correct address & phone number. Deadline dates listed are on a space - permitting basis only. Refunds given only if trip is canceled or a substitute can be found to take your place. Refunds subject to $5 service fee or 3% of the fee for extended trips. FOR PERSONS TRAVELING ALONE — Would you like to go on a day outing or extended trip but are hesitant to sign up? The Community Tripster staff would like to help put you in touch with others. If interested in finding out more, call Kathy at 763 -569 -3405. _ We've got your ticket for Spring Fun! MARCH 11— THE PERFECT COUPLE MAY 13 —MURALS & MUSIC IN NEW ULM $47 all inclusive. Lunch served family style in the cozy wine Upon arrival we will have coffee and meet our tour guide at the room at Buca Di Beppo. Family style menu featuring mixed New Ulm Visitors Center. The guide will take us on a tour of green salad with the house dressing, bread, spaghetti with this unique village including a drive by of the Herman the marinara sauce, chicken parmigiana, beverage and cheesecake. German Monument, Cathedral, Dakota conflict sites and other "The Perfect Couple" is a musical journey of a couple as they points of interest. We'll stop at historic Turner Hall for a story travel the bumpy and funny road to romance. Enjoy a mix of about the 1873 -era murals, and learn about New Ulm's standards, duets, and selections from the heartwarming show "I persecution in WWI and the WWII's P.O.W. The tour will Do, I Do." Registration deadline past. Call for details, openings conclude at the Glockenspiel Musical Clock Tower, where or to be placed on a no obligation waitlist. Activity #12354. mechanical figures orate and move to the 37 bells. At the New Ulm Country Club, we'll have a buffet style service lunch with APRIL 14 — TWIN CITIES INDOOR GARDENS soup, salad, sandwich, ice cream and beverage. Before leaving Did you know that Bachman's flagship store New Ulm, we stop at the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame to on Lyndale Avenue is the site of the original learn about types and styles of music and Minnesota musicians. Bachman Family Farm? Take a 50- minute After leaving the museum, enjoy the spring blossoms and behind - the - scenes tour of one of the largest fragrance at the Schell's gardens with time for a peek in the gift floral centers in the nation. It features a gift store. Cost $51 /person includes tours, tax, gratuity, motor coach area, fresh flowers, green & blooming plants, and escort. Approximate time 7:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. April 23, seasonal accents, and a complete range of lawn registration deadline. Activity #12441. and garden products. After the tour, shop or JUNE 23 — BEHIND THE SCENES relax at Patrick's French Cafe (purchases on your own). Our next garden stop is Como Lakeside Pavilion for We're off to Canterbury Park to get a behind the a casual luncheon at Black Bear Crossing. Enjoy soup, scene tour of the stables with Jockey Nolan. sandwich, pie & coffee. Explore the new Visitors Center at the View these magnificent horses working out & Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. It is the largest glass -domed up close, hear about the moments of racing garden in the region and occupies approximately one -half acre glory & moments of heartache. The tour moves inside the under glass. Spend time in the zoo or Garden Safari Gift Store. building with information on how races are funded and why the Cost $48 /person includes tour, lunch, tax, gratuity, motor coach Shakopee site was chosen. Lunch at Dangerfield's, a newly and escort. Approximate time 9:30 a.m. -3 p.m. March 26, remodeled restaurant overlooking the Minnesota River. Enjoy registration deadline. Activity #12355. roast chicken, potato, vegetable, cranberry sauce & beverage. The next behind the scenes tour is at the nationally known Rahr APRIL 21— IT'S NIFTY FIFTY DAY AT Malting Co. which began in Wisconsin in the 1800's and later ST. CROIX CASINO moved to Minnesota. We will then tour the historic Brewery If you're 50 or older and have a TLC card, you are one of the House built by Mr. Strunk who built the first brewery in "nifty -fifty" with extra perks for the day! The "nifty fifty" will Shakopee and view the beautiful gardens. Our final stop is the receive an extra $5 cash, may purchase a hotdog at sandwich Savage Library to hear about Dan Patch, the famous horse that stand for 50¢ and are eligible for the $50 cash drawing at Noon. set a world record. Cost $57 /person includes tours, lunch, tax, If you don't have a TLC card & would like one, tell us when gratuity, motor coach & escort. Approximate time 8:45 a.m. – you register. We'll send the info to the casino and your card 4:15 p.m. May 28, registration deadline. Activity #12443. will be waiting for you. In addition to the "nifty fifty" bonus for Upcoming FUTURE TRIPS in 2010 TLC members, you will receive $5 to spend at the casino. Bring your friends – open to adults with or without TLC card. June 17 – MN Twins game in the new stadium! Minimum of 40 people. Cost $6 /person includes motor coach, July 21– Fanny Hill $5 to spend and escort. Approximate time 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. July – Casino April 12, registration deadline. Activity #12384. August 11 – Chanhassen Recreation Brochure 19 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org Community Tripsters continued Plan A Mini Vacation! ^ Call 763- 569 -3405 for your brochure! GUNFLINT TRAIL, GRAND MARAIS & NORTH SHORE — JUNE 15, 16 & 17 3 -DAY MOTOR COACH TOUR $480 per person, 2 per room; $525 per person, 1 per room • Deluxe motor coach transportation • Lodging for two nights at the Best Western Superior Inn • One Coffee and roll stop, two breakfasts, three lunches and two dinners • Attractions: Split Rock Light House, Gunflint Trail Historical Society Museum, Grand Portage National Monument Heritage Center • Tour Director • Gratuities included for meals & attractions Departure locations will be determined by the number of registrations at each center. The natural setting at the hotel requires guests to manage a flight of stairs. Luggage will be delivered to your room. For a brochure, call 763 -569 -3405. A $200 per person deposit is required by April 30, 2010 to hold your spot. Final payment due by May 10, 2010. Activity #12356. MACKINAC ISLAND — AUGUST 31, SEPTEMBER 1, 2 & 3 4 -DAY MOTOR COACH TOUR $625 per person, 2 per room; $790 per person, 1 per room • Deluxe motor coach transportation • Lodging for three nights • One Coffee and roll stop, two Continental breakfasts, one breakfast, three lunches and two dinners • Attractions: Sightseeing ferry to Mackinac Island, Lunch Buffet at Grand Hotel, Horse Drawn Carriage Tour of island - hear and see Skull Cave, Arch Rock, Governor's Mansion and Mackinac Bridge • Tour Director • Gratuities included for meals & attractions Departure locations will be determined by the number of registrations at each center. A $200 per person deposit is required by June 28, 2010 to hold your spot. Final payment on or before July 26, 2010. Activity #12599. Mission Statement: "We are dedicated to the enrichment of the lives of boomers & beyond and their families by providing quality classes and programs, trips, community resource information and volunteer opportunities." Iryou have questions, call Kathy, Program Supervisor at 763 -569 -3405. _ SENIOR LINKAGE LINE Make your life easier A free telephone information- and- assistance service for senior SPARE TIMES is published four to six times a year by the adults and their families. Don't know what to ask? Don't know Brooklyn Center Community Activities, Recreation and what's available? We can help by calling 1- 800 - 333 -2433. You Services Department. SPARE TIMES is your guide for the can talk to a person who can help you assess your situation and latest information on social activities, things happening in the introduce you to the resources available in your community. community, resources, fun trips, and outings. Give us a call to Calls are absolutely free of charge, although there may be a receive a complimentary issue. If you would like to receive charge for services you are referred to. Calls are answered from your copies by mail for one year send $3 to help defray mailing 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. expenses. Please send a check payable to the City of Brooklyn Some days experience a high Center along with your name, address, zip code and telephone volume of calls; be prepared to leave number. Indicate this is for SPARE TIMES. Visa or your telephone number with area MasterCard is also accepted. The newsletter itself is code and a message. Someone will complimentary. If you prefer, you may pick up a copy at the be happy to return your call as soon community center or access it on the City's website at as possible. Messages can be left 24 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org Click on recreation and then hours a day or send an email at Boomers & Beyond Activities. We invite you to read SPARE senionlinkaaeAstate.mn.us This TIMES and explore what Brooklyn Center has to offer you. is a service of the Minnesota Board 41 Activity #12368. on Aging. www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org 20 Recreation Brochure Boomers & Beyond Activities continued FIVE CITIES FIVE CITIES TRANSPORTATION PROVIDES TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM RIDES FOR SPECIAL DESTINATIONS Transportation is offered for persons ages Registration is based on space availability; call 763 -531 -1259. 60 years & older from apartment All other costs listed below are on your own. Bring cash or ii complexes and homes. credit card; some restaurants do not accept checks. Bus picks up at Brooklyn Center Community Center with 6 or more It's More Than Just A Ride! people. If the minimum of 6 is not met, participants will be Information & Reservations — Monday - Friday given the choice of a Robbinsdale or Crystal pickup. The round 763 -531 -1259 trip fare is 2 punches from pass card or $7 cash in addition to Regular Destination Fare: $3.50 per round trip with the individual trip costs described below. punch pass card or $4 cash. Mini -coach transportation to City sponsored programs at the Brooklyn Center Community Center, grocery, malls and discount stores. Pharmacy and WITH SENIORS IN MIND – MARCH 9 banking opportunities are available at some stores. Visit the MN History Center in St. Paul for a special free interesting program – Minnesota's State Parks. Take an Special Destination Fare: armchair tour of Minnesota's treasured system of 66 state parks See information listed at the right. captured through the lens of photographer Doug Ohman and No one is denied a ride due to the inability to pay the full fare. pen of writer Chris Niskenen. Each chronicled the sights, For assistance, please contact Rita at 763 -531 -1274. sounds and experiences of Minnesota's prairies and forests, PRISM EXPRESS TRANSPORTATION lakes and rivers, bison and lady's slippers exploring the parks 763 -529 -1252 through the eyes of rangers, naturalists and long time users. The •Staff – Monday -Friday – 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. result is a published book by the Minnesota Historical Society Press that is an invitation to see Minnesota's natural world at its -Answering Machine – anytime best. There will be time to visit the museum store or tour the Leave name, phone number, your address, destination address, exhibits. For the exhibits, there is a $6 fee. Bring a bag lunch or including city, date and time of appointment. visit their Cafd MN. Approximate time 9:15 a.m. -2:15 p.m. For residents of Brooklyn Center, Robbinsdale, Crystal, ' New Hope and Golden Valley. Transportation is provided to medical and NATURE OF THINGS – APRIL 30 dental appointments in these cities. Science Museum of MN –Dead Sea The fare is $5 per round trip or $2.50 one way. Scrolls – View of the Dead Sea, the lowest body of water in the world at 1,385 feet below sea level. Experience a once -in -a- lifetime opportunity to witness one of the greatest archaeological finds of the FREE HELP FOR MEDICARE RECIPIENTS 20th century – The Dead Sea Scrolls, which include the earliest known Biblical writings. These 2,000 year -old, authentic text Brooklyn Center Community Center fragments are steeped in scientific, religious, and cultural No Income Limits! significance. The Science Museum's one -of -a -kind exhibition Confidential, Free Assistance & No Sales! invites visitors to learn about the science behind The Dead Sea Scrolls, and to reflect upon their significance. Cost is $26/ Second Wednesday of the month person includes admission to Omnifilm, Arabia, Dead Sea March 10, April 14, May 12 Scrolls Exhibition and regular exhibits. Lunch is on your own. One hour individual appointments at 9, 10 & 11 a.m. Register by April 15 at New Hope Parks and Recreation, 763 - Call Kathy at 763 -569 -3405 to schedule your appointment. 531 -5151. Approximate time 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. Any Medicare beneficiary is eligible for this free service which answers any Medicare question. Example of questions: • Choosing the best supplement health insurance • Understanding Medicare Part D BC BRUNCHERS • Low Income Options Join the "bunch" for an early lunch at • Sorting out medical and hospital bills local area restaurants every other month. • Medicare coverage for a given service Home pickups available. • Appeals • Medical assistance A great time to get together to relax and Volunteer counselors are trained by Senior Community visit with old acquaintances or meet new. Services; appointment space provided by the Brooklyn Center Call 763 -531 -1259 for dates and restaurants. Community Center. Caregivers or family members are The fare is one punch pass or $4 cash. welcome to schedule an appointment for Medicare recipients. Recreation Brochure 21 www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org Boomers & Beyond Activities continued SOCIAL GROUPS DONUT MAKE YOU WONDER? , ' The groups Leisure Time and Brooklyn Theme Parties meet Join us on the third Wednesday of the month for at Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek interesting informative programs, juice, coffee, and Parkway. 'Transportation is available through Five Cities you guessed it, donuts at Crystal Community for Leisure Time & Brooklyn Theme Party lunches. See Center, 4800 Douglas Dr. N from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Transportation on page 21. Call 763 - 569 -3405 for more Program fee is $2 payable at the door but you must register in information. advance so there are enough refreshments for everyone. Call 763 - 569 -3405 to register for this educational opportunity by LEISURE TIME DROP -IN the Thursday before. Sponsored by the Cities of Brooklyn If you enjoy cards you are welcome to join us on Wednesdays Center, Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale and Senior Services of from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Partners are not required to play. Come, District 281. bring your lunch and have a fun afternoon. Coffee & tea March 17 — Life's Journey: What is in Your Suitcase? provided. Everyone contributes $1 /week to the kitty, which helps defray the cost for supplies, refreshments &prizes. On the journey through life, make sure you have packed some Birthdays are celebrated the 0 Wednesday of each month with of the most important items like a positive attitude, a sense of dessert. On birthday party Wednesdays everyone except those humor, a spiritual anchor, a sense of meaning, and adaptability. celebrating a birthday that month pays $1. The 2 nd Wednesday Chuck Tindell, retired Director of Spiritual Care, will entertain is Progressive 500 with prizes for the two top scores, non- us by challenging us to search through our suitcases to make player and a drawing. The last Wednesday features "Crazy" sure we are ready for the trip. A special thanks to Chardon Progressive 500. If you do not play cards, informal Courts for sponsoring today's program and refreshments. instruction is available from the players. Hosted by April 21 — Global Climate Change and City Trees volunteers Art and Peggy. Please call Kathy at 763 -569 -3405. James Burks, City Forester for Robbinsdale and Crystal, will discuss global climate change and how it affects trees, particularly in the urban forest. Elm, oak, ash, and birch are especially stressed with insect attack. Learn what is being done a pt and why there is still hope in the midst of this environmental C � BROOKLYN tragedy. e THEME LUNCHEON � If you enjoy reading, join in on our fun drop in w PARTIES � book discussions. The group is sponsored by the cities of Brooklyn Center, rY C stal and Tired of cooking? Would you Robbinsdale and is open to anyone regardless rather spend your time having fun? Do you like to rein of where they live. We meet at Robbinsdale eat? If you answered yes, then you are invited to City Hall, 4100 Lakeview Ave N, 1 - 2:30 p.m., come and enjoy special theme events, hang out with the first Tuesday of the month. friends and meet new people. Times and dates vary February 2 — We host "Meet the Author" Kao Kalia Yang. depending on the theme and availability of the Her book is Latehomecomer: A Family Memoir. Signed books entertainers. Delicious meals are catered around will be available for purchase. There is a $2 admission and each theme. refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome with advanced paid March 2 — Dewey: The Small Town Cat Who Touched the reservations. The cost is $8 per event. Information World by Vicki Myron. on the next Theme Party will be published in the April 6 — The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Spare Times or on the City's website at Journey by Candice Millard. www.cityofbrooklvncenter.ore or call Kathy at May 4 — Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas. If you have 763 -569 -3405 for more information. questions, call Kathy at 763 -569 -3405. New participants are always welcome to any of the monthly discussions and "Meet the Author" series. FREE TAX HELP IRS volunteers help low and middle income older adults with MEN'S DROP -IN tax returns through April 15 on Tues. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Crystal If you are interested in getting together Community Center, 4800 Douglas Dr or Wed., 9 a.m. to Noon informally with other guys, drop in on and Thurs., 1 - 4 p.m. at Robbinsdale City Hall, 4100 Lakeview Mondays or Thursdays from Noon -3:30 p.m. Ave. Please do not call these locations No appointment is Come play Buck Euchre, similar to 500. If needed; assistance is on a first -come basis. Bring paperwork or you do not play Buck Euchre, informal call 763 -531 -1189 for recorded message. To find other tax instruction by the men is available. preparation assistance sites dial 211. The AARP Participants welcome to start other table games too. The men Foundation Tax -Aide Program sponsors this free invite you to stop by the Brooklyn Center Community Center. a tax assistance program in cooperation with the IRS Hosted by volunteers. Questions, call Roger, 763 -560 -0379 or & MN Dept. of Revenue and is supported by the staff liaison, Kathy 763 -569 -3405, sites where aid is offered. www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org Recreation Brochure ADA R EC R EATION The adaptive recreation program is a cooperative effort of the cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, & REACH for Resources. All persons wanting to participate must pre - register. For persons not living in one of the cities listed above, you are considered a non - resident; please add $8 to the registration fee. REACH is an agency serving individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in the West & Northwest Hennepin areas. Services include information, referral, advocacy, and counseling. Programs include social/recreation clubs and education programs. For information and registration procedures, call 952- 988 -4176. INCLUSIONS — For Persons With Disabilities WALKING CLUB N An inclusion facilitator is on staff to assist parents and Join this recreational walking group to improve your individuals who are interested in participating in "non- adapted" fitness at various indoor and outdoor locations. recreation programs. Contact Reach to discuss your needs/ Walkers meet on Mondays, April 12 — May 17, 6:30- t:zo�i accommodations. A minimum of two weeks prior notice is 8:00 p.m. Fee $25. requested for a successful inclusion. GIRLS CLUB YOGA FOR ADULTS Join other girls ages 13 -21 for fun & social skill development. Relax, improve flexibility and get in shape! Class This club is designed for girls who are independent in their meets Tuesdays from 6:45 -7:45 p.m., April 6 — May 11 personal care. We meet one Saturday each month for a variety at St. Louis Park Recreation Center, 3700 Monterey Dr. of fun activities! The location varies. Fee $30. Fee $40. '-W TEEN EXPLORERS — Celebrate being a teen! WEDNESDAY NIGHT SOCIAL � P�o o ae ° /L� Here's a fun way to get out with other teens ages 13- Do you enjoy meeting new friends or like socializing with a J 21. Teen Explorers is a great place to make new group of people? Come join us Wednesdays for a variety of friends and have fun too. Movies, dinners out, games, crafts, fun, exciting events and activities. Program is designed for and so many more new activities! Join us on Tuesdays at moderately involved adults. The club meets 6:30 -8:30 p.m., various locations from 6:30 -8:30 p.m., April 6 — May 11. Fee March 31 — May 19. Location varies. Fee $40. $40. YOGA FOR THE FAMILY ON THE TOWN Increase attention span, focus, muscle tone and flexibility. This A popular social program for adults who can explore their class is designed for children with disabilities and their parents community with minimal supervision. We meet every other to learn together. Siblings welcome. All children must be week. Ages 18 -30, Friday evenings beginning April 2. Ages accompanied by at least one adult. Tuesdays, 5:30 -6:30 p.m. 31 +, Saturday evenings beginning April 3. Fee $20 plus April 6 — May 11, St. Louis Park Recreation Center, 3700 additional evening fee depending on activity. Intake required Monterey Dr. Fee $50 per parent/child pair; $20 for each for all new participants. Call Becca at 952 988 -4176. additional family member. WEEKEND VENTURES — Mini Vacation! DANCES FOR ALL! If you are 15 or older, join us for this great Come & groove to the latest hits! Staff is welcome to weekend program! A wonderful getaway at a stay at no cost. Dance from 7 -9:00 p.m., March 19, Bloomington hotel with a day at the Mall of April 16, May 21, June 18 at St. Louis Park High America is planned for Friday Mar. 19 — Sunday, Mar. 21. Fee School, 6425 W 33rd St. Fee $5 at the door. $350 for the weekend.. Call for the exciting details. SOCIAL SEEKERS BOWLING FOR ALL A program for teens with Asperger's Syndrome. We meet once Join your friends for America's favorite sport! Bowl Saturdays, a week for fun and social interaction. Call Becca for more March 27 — May 15, Noon -2 p.m. at Doyle's Bowling Alley, information at 952- 988 -4176. 5000 West Broadway, Crystal. In addition, adults may bowl, 3- 5:00 p.m. at Earle Brown Bowl, 6440 James Circle N, Brooklyn Center. Each week you will bowl two games. League fee $35 ANNUAL BOWL- A -THON plus the weekly fee of $3 at Doyles & $4 at Earle Brown. Join REACH staff, friends and other participants for our annual FUN - draiser! Collect pledges and then spend the morning bowling and ROBBINSDALE COMMUNITY ED enjoying a delicious meal. All WINDOWS OF OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS proceeds go to support Reach Recreation, education & support programs and classes for programs. Call Becca for more details adults with disabilities. Info 763 -504 -8390 or for hearing and a pledge packet. impaired use the MN Relay Service by dialing 711. Recreation Brochure 23 www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org T@M ONMM@ffm • No tryouts and EVERYONE will play! • All programs 1 hour. In case of rainouts, due to financial and time restraints, only one practice or game will be made up. Softball season — June 14 -July 26; Soccer season — June 15 -July 29. • If the registration minimum has not been met, a location could be canceled. If this occurs, there is the option of transferring your child to another location or receiving a refund. • No weekend practices or games. • Younger children who have participated in this program two or more years may register for a higher level team. At instructors' discretion, players may be transferred to an appropriate team. • Fee includes T -shirt. When registering, indicate size. (Does not apply to Little Sports Camp.) • Softball participants bring a glove and hat. Soccer participants are required to wear shin guards. • Adult volunteer coaches needed to assist staff instructors /coaches. See coaches on the field. • Softball — Kylawn Park — 61 & Kyle; Odyssey Charter School — 6201 Noble Ave N. • Soccer — Evergreen Football Field — 71S & Dupont; Northport Soccer Field — 55 & Sailor Lane; Grandview Soccer Field — 59 & Humboldt. If your child wishes to be on the same team as another child, please sign up for the same team. Parents are responsible for providing transportation to the other park when games begin. Kylawn and Odyssey are right next to each other and parents can walk with their children on the trail from one location to the other. Qnhe T -BALL - PRESCHOOL Qnhe SOFTBALL - JUNIOR SOFTBALL Ages 3 & 4, eligible for kindergarten 2011 & 2012. See , Ages 8 -10, eligible for grades 3 & 4 in 2010. A fun � description below. A parent or adult relative or instructional program with emphasis on mastering skills 4R friend are encouraged, not required, to be a buddy. of throwing, hitting and fielding. Majority of time will be They stand behind their child and assist coaches in scrimmaging between teams 1 & 2. Registration Fee $50.00. skill development. Coaches teach skills and help if Day Begins Time Location Activity # you aren't sure. Registration Fee $50.00. M &W June 14 7:10 p.m. Team 1- Kylawn West 12574 Day Begins Time Location Activity # M &W June 14 7:10 p.m. Team 2- Kylawn West 12575 M &W June 14 6:00 p.m. Team 1- Kylawn East 12562 M &W June 14 6:00 p.m. Team 2- Kylawn East 12563 Qnhe SOFTBALL - FOR GIRLS M &W June 14 6:00 p.m. Team 3- Odyssey East 12564 Ages 11 -14, eligible for grades 5 -8 in 2010. M &W June 14 6:00 p.m. Team 4- Odyssey East 12565 Coaches will review the first week. 1 0 Scrimmages between teams 1 & 2 scheduled for the remaining weeks. Registration Fee $50.00. C T -BALL Day Begins Time Location Activity # M &W June 14 7:10 p.m. Team 1- Kylawn East 12576 liz Ages 4 & 5, eligible for kindergarten 2010. For kids who M &W June 14 7:10 p.m. Team 2- Kylawn East 12577 like to run, jump, throw, play games & have FUN! LEARN the basic fundamentals, good sportsmanship and play ' e LITTLE SPORTS CAMP related skill games & relays. Registration Fee $50.00. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Ages 3 & 4, eligible for kindergarten 2011 ]aIR M &W June 14 6:00 p.m. Team 1- Kylawn West 12566 & 2012. For kids who love to play. Our M &W June 14 6:00 p.m. Team 2- Kylawn West 12567 enthusiastic coaches will highlight a sport each M &W June 14 6:00 p.m. Team 3- Odyssey West 12568 Week through fun games and drills. We will Batter' Up, Slam M &W June 14 6:00 p.m. Team 4- Odyssey West 12569 Dunk, Kick It, Get Swinging and more! No class July 2. Registration Fee $25.00/6 Sessions. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Fri. June 18 10:00 a.m.Central Park 12578 Qnhe SOFTBALL - "KIDS" Qn1iW SOCCER - PRESCHOOL =, INTRODUCTION Ages 3 & 4, eligible for kindergarten 2011 Ages 6 -8, eligible for grades 1 & 2 in 2010. & 2012. In addition to learning basic skills, Kids will have FUN while LEARNING good there will be warm up games to enhance social sportsmanship, teamwork and fundamentals of interaction and gross motor skills. See Little Kickers softball. Registration Fee $50.00. description on next page. Registration Fee $50.00. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Day Begins Time Location Activity # M &W June 14 7:10 p.m. Team 1- Odyssey East 12570 T &TH June 15 6:00 p.m. Team I- Evergreen 12579 M &W June 14 7:10 p.m. Team 2- Odyssey East 12571 T &TH June 15 6:00 p.m. Team 2- Evergreen 12580 M &W June 14 7:10 p.m. Team 3- Odyssey West 12572 T &TH June 15 6:00 p.m. Team 3- Evergreen 12581 M &W June 14 7:10 p.m. Team 4- Odyssey West 12573 T &TH June 15 6:00 p.m. Team 4- Evergreen 12582 www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org 24 Recreation Brochure Youth Sports Program — Summer continued CQnhe ur child wishes to be on the same team as another GYMNASTICS PROGRAM child, please sign up for the same team. Program has been developed using a skill progression designed to provide participants a safe, comfortable advancement in gymnastics. CCER - LITTLE KICKERS Students participate in a class 2 -3 times Ages 4 & 5, eligible for kindergarten 2010 & 2011. A before progressing to next level. Children's noncompetitive program, featuring drills & activities classes are conducted more smoothly when for our "Little Kickers" to develop basic skills of not being observed by parents. Children, as well as adults, need soccer. We offer positive coaching, smaller fields, to spend time interacting with their peers in a recreation setting. scrimmages played six on six, with everyone Parents welcome to attend last 15 minutes of last day of class. playing and fun for all. Registration Fee $50.00. Questions about where to place your child, call Sue, 763-569 - Day Begins Time Location Activity # 3406. Classes held in west gym at Park Center High School. T &TH June 15 6:00 p.m. Team 1- Evergreen 12583 Map with parent letter sent a few days before class begins. T &TH June 15 6:00 p.m. Team 2- Evergreen 12584 GYMNASTICS REGISTRATION T &TH June 15 6:00 p.m. Team 3- Evergreen 12585 ACCEPTED IMMEDIATELY! T &TH June 15 6:00 p.m. Team 4- Evergreen 12586 T &TH June 15 6:00 p.m. Team 5- Evergreen 12587 T &TH June 15 6:00 p.m. Team 6- Evergreen 12588 Qnhe GYMNASTICS - PRESCHOOL For boys & girls ages 4 -5. Great opportunity to learn Qnhe SOCCER - KICKIN' KIDS I basic balance, coordination & motor skills in a fun setting. Children will be taught tumbling skills, including Ages 6 -8, eligible for grades 1 & 2 in 2010. This forward & backward rolls, cartwheels & headstands. Introduced instructional program is designed for children to have to balance beam, uneven bars & vault. Ratio 8 students/ FUN while LEARNING the fundamentals of soccer. The instructor. Registration Fee $34.00/8 Sessions. Classes 45 min. program will be filled with many fun activities so "kids" can Day Begins Time Location Activity # learn the basic skills needed to play soccer and games will be Sat. March 13 9:50 a.m. Park Center 12360 played in July. Registration Fee $50.00. Thurs. March 18 6:30 p.m. Park Center 12361 Day Begins Time Location Activity # T &TH June 15 7:15 p.m. Team 1- Evergreen 12589 GYMNASTICS - GIRLS BEGINNING T &TH June 15 7:15 p.m. Team 2- Evergreen 12590 T &TH June 15 7:15 p.m. Team 3- Evergreen 12591 ; For girls ages 6 -11 who have had little or no gymnastics T &TH June 15 7:15 p.m. Team 4- Evergreen 12592 experience. Learn basic tumbling skills such as rolls, cartwheels, walkovers and headstands. Simple skills on the Onlim SOCCER - KICKIN' KIDS II beam, vault and uneven bars will also be taught. Registration It Ages 8 -10, eligible for grades 3 & 4 in 2010. Participants Fee $35.50/8 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Day Begins Time Location Activity # in this fun instructional program will review and work on Sat. March 13 10:40 a.m. Park Center 12362 mastering the fundamentals of soccer. Majority of time spent Thurs. March 18 7:20 p.m. Park Center 12363 playing soccer games. Registration Fee $50.00. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Qnhe GYMNASTICS - GIRLS INTERMEDIATE T &TH June 15 7:15 p.m. Team 1- Grandview 12593 For girls ages 6 -11 who have either passed Girls T &TH June 15 7:15 p.m. Team 2- Grandview 12594 T &TH June 15 7:15 p.m. Team 3- Grandview 12595 Beginning or can do the following skills: Tumbling - T &TH June 15 7:15 p.m. Team 4- Grandview 12596 forward and backward roll, cartwheel, headstand; Beam -walk forward and back, front support and mount, squat turn, forward OnNne SOCCER roll; Vault - straddle, hip squat; Bars - back hip circle, single It Ages 10 -14, eligible for grades 5 -8 leg cut, pull over to front support. Registration Fee $35.50/8 2010 who have previously played Sessions. Classes 1 hour. soccer & know the skills. The first night Day Begins Time Location Activity # coaches will do a quick review of skills Sat. March 13 11:45 a.m. Park Center 12364 followed by a scrimmage. Remaining weeks spent playing scrimmages between teams 1 & 2. Registration Fee $50.00. Qnfine TAEKWONDO FOR KIDS Day Begins Time Location Activity # This program is structured to teach children ; T &TH June 15 7:15 p.m. Team 1- Northport 12597 the understanding of respect and discipline T &TH June 15 7:15 p.m. Team 2- Northport 12598 while learning basic Taekwondo (Korean Karate). For ages 5 -13. Uniform is not required. Loose fitting Based on number of participants last summer, Kickin' Kids H clothing is acceptable. Classes offered are for & Soccer teams may play one or two games against each other. beginner and advanced level and will be held at the community For these games only, players from the teams will be divided center. Instructors are from World Taekwondo Academy in according to age and size to form new teams for the evening. Osseo. Registration Fee $45.00/6 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Thurs. April 22 6:30 p.m. CC 12600 No soccer programs Thursday, June 24. Thurs. June 3 6:30 p.m. CC 12601 Recreation Brochure 25 www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org Centerbrook Par 3 Goff Course - 5500 N Lilac Dr rENTERBROOK (across Hwy. 100 from Brookdale Mall) BROO CENTER 763- 561 -3239 0 Open to the public! Reservations taken! 0 Club rental! Snack bar! Company parties! Tournaments welcome! 2010 LEAGUES Adults ages 18 & over! Seniors 55 +! Youth ages 8 -16! LEAGUE REGISTRATION FORMAT — LAST YEAR'S 2009 LEAGUE MEMBERS ONLY League registration begins Monday, March 1 and runs through Thursday, March 18. Centerbrook Clubhouse hours are Monday — Friday 1 -5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m. (Closed on Sundays until golf course opens.) RULES Only league members from the 2009 season can sign -up between March 1 -18. You must sign -up for the same day and tee time as the 2009 season. One person may sign -up for entire foursome as long as the entire entry fee is paid and at least two members of foursome played in last year's 2009 league. All league entry fees must be paid at time of registration. Registration forms must have full name, address, phone number, and e-mail address of each person. Some correspondence will be done through email. 2010 LEAGUE OPEN REGISTRATION Open registration for new league members begins Saturday, March 20 at 10:00 a.m. on a first -come, first- served basis. Register at Centerbrook Golf Course. Golfers who would like to be subs in any of our leagues should also register beginning March 20. FF.L�SI For League and Greens Fees: Call Centerbrook Golf Course at 763 -561 -3239 or go to the City's website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org WEDNESDAY EVENING WOMEN'S LEAGUE Tee times beginning at 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays for 17 weeks, May 5 — August 25. THURSDAY MORNING WOMEN'S LEAGUE MONDAY EVENING WOMEN'S LEAGUE Tee times beginning at 7:00 a.m. Tee times beginning at 3:00 p.m. Thursdays for 21 weeks, April 22 — September 16. Mondays for 16 weeks, May 3 — August 23. TUESDAY SENIOR LEAGUE THURSDAY EVENING MEN'S LEAGUE Men and women 55 years and older. Tee times beginning at 3:00 p.m. Tee times beginning at 7:00 a.m. Thursdays for 15 weeks, May 6 — August 26. Tuesdays for 22 weeks, April 20 — September 14. i TUESDAY EVENING WOMEN'S LEAGUE FRIDAY EVENING COUPLE'S LEAGUE Tee times beginning at 5:00 p.m. Tee times beginning at 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays for 17 weeks, May 4 — August 24. Fridays for 16 weeks, April 30 — August 27. No golf May 14, May 21 WEDNESDAY MORNING WOMEN'S LEAGUE Tee times beginning at 8:00 a.m. Wednesdays for 22 weeks, April 21 — September 15. YOUTH LEAGUE Girls and boys ages 8 -16. Visa and Tee times beginning at 9:30 a.m. MasterCard / Wednesdays for 10 weeks, June 16 — August 18. accepted. End of season picnic is August 18. www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org 26 Recreation Brochure Golf Activities continued GOLF LESSONS Centerbrook Golf Course offers a wide range of golf lessons designed for all abilities, beginner to experienced. Below is a list of lessons for May. Registration begins Monday, March 1 on a first -come, first -served basis. y Centerbrook Clubhouse is open for registration Monday – Friday 1:00 -5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. ' through March 20. (Clubhouse closed on Sundays until course opens.) Additional lessons will be scheduled in June, July & August. BASIC FUNDAMENTAL GOLF 9 YOUTH BASIC FUNDAMENTAL CLASSES LESSONS Learn to play golf the right way with these easy and fun lessons Swing into spring with easy and fun golf lessons. just for juniors, ages 8 and up. Minimum 4, maximum 8 golfers. Classes limited to 8 golfers, minimum of 5. Bring Bring your clubs or we will provide clubs for the lessons. a 9 iron or wedge to the first class or we will Classes meet once a week for 3 weeks. Classes one hour. furnish you with clubs. Classes meet twice a Registration Fee $32.00/3 Lessons. week for one hour. Registration Fee $60.00/5 # Day Begins Time Location Lessons. 5 Wed. May 5 5:00 p.m. Centerbrook # Days Begins Time Location 1 M &W May 3 6:30 p.m. Centerbrook PRIVATE LESSONS 2 M &W May 3 7:30 p.m. Centerbrook Private lessons will be offered. Time of lessons to be scheduled 3 M &W May 26 6:30 p.m. Centerbrook with instructor. Registration Fee $30.00 per half hour or $40.00 4 M &W May 26 7:30 p.m. Centerbrook per hour. # Day Begins Time Location 6 To be arranged – Call 763 -561 -3239 INTERMEDIATE GOLF LESSONS Prerequisite is Basic Fundamental Golf Lessons. This class is CJIFTCE- W91GATES for golfers who need a refresher on consistency and confidence. Gift Certificates available at Golfers will draw from fundamental techniques already learned. Centerbrook Clubhouse. Purchase for sc:::3 Classes formed as requested. Limit 6 golfers, minimum of 4. any amount! They can be used for golf Classes meet twice a week for one hour. Registration Fee lessons, passes or merchandise. $60.00/5 Lessons. Merchandise for sale include golf balls, gloves, putters, clubs, bags, and some clothing items. Makes a great gift for any occasion! JT55(oms i TENNIS LESSONS — KID'S BEGINNING TENNIS LESSONS — ADULT Beginning instruction for children in grades 3 -6. Learn the Beginning instruction for adults. You will learn basic forehand, backhand, serving, court rules, etiquette, scoring. ground strokes, serves and volley techniques. Bring your Bring your own racquet; balls are furnished. Classes meet own racquet; balls are furnished. Classes meet twice a twice a week. No class May 31. Registration Fee $25.00/5 week. No class May 31. Registration Fee $25.00/5 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Day Begins Time Location Activity # M &W May 17 4:00 p.m. Evergreen 12553 M &W May 17 6:20 p.m. BCHS 12555 TENNIS LESSONS —TEEN Instruction for students in grades 7 -12. You will learn basic Court Locations ground strokes, serves and volley techniques. Bring your `�� BCHS, Brooklyn Center High School own racquet; balls are furnished. Classes meet twice a week. 65` & Humboldt No class May 31. Registration Fee $25.00/5 Sessions. Classes I hour. - Evergreen Park Courts Day Begins Time Location Activity # 72 & Bryant Ave N M &W May 17 5:05 p.m. Evergreen 12554 Recreation 6roclrurc 27 www.cityoJbrooklyncenter.org C OMMUNITY BULLETIN PROGRAM & CLASS LOCATIONS XCEL CENTER CC = Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway I t SMUCKER'S STARS ON ICE — Sunday, May 9. PCHS = Park Center High School, 7300 Brooklyn Blvd Fresh off the ice in Vancouver, the Olympic Medalists The Crossings/Brookwood, 6201 N Lilac Dr will bring the excitement of their performances directly to you! The Smucker's Stars on Ice tour captures their spirit as it visits COMMUNITY CENTER FACILITY RENTALS cities across the USA. Don't miss your chance to experience , this magical combination of the worlds best skaters and the Brooklyn Center Community Center is a smoke free building energy of live entertainment. Ages 2 and older need a ticket. and alcohol is not permitted. Two rooms are available for a Cost $20 /person for reserved seating. Showtime 4:00 p.m. variety of functions. To find out more about fees and Reserved Tickets may be ordered immediately online at availability, call Jeannine at 763 -569 -3470. Rooms available www.citvofbrooklyicenter.org or over the phone with Visa Monday through Saturday. (Rentals not available on Sundays.) or MasterCard by calling 763 -569 -3400. A minimum number Room set -up, including tables and chairs are included in the of tickets need to be sold to ensure this group rate. If this rental fee. Community Center provides wireless internet minimum is not met, you will be contacted. (In past the service for our patrons. For information on how to connect, minimum has always been met.) Tickets may be picked up at please stop at our customer service counter. the Brooklyn Center Community Center approximately 7 Constitution Hall days before event. You will be notified. Participants provide their own transportation. Please arrive for event V2 hour early. Constitution Hall is available for business &non- profit group April 14, reservation deadline. Activity #12359. meetings and private functions. This oom is a great place to host a family reunion, wedding reception, shower, graduation or anniversary party. t 13rooKlYn Center Room set -up & PA system included in EARLE B3�RDWN DAYS FER WAL rental fee. The unique room can accommodate up to 192 persons with June 24 -26, 2010 banquet style seating & 250 theater style. Craft -4 Business Expo Exhibitor Application Philip Q. Cohen Community Room Be an exhibitor for the 28 Annual Celebration. The Craft & The Cohen Community Room is located on the upper level of Business Expo will kick off the Saturday events on June 26 the community center and is available for from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Brooklyn Center Central Park, small group functions. (Access to this level 694 & Shingle Creek Pkwy. Fee is $45 /space. is by elevator or stairs.) Room capacity for Handcrafted or Commercial Items! theatre style seating is 70, classroom style at 30 and banquet style 50 Parade Cj Entry Form Join our PARADE? Groups, organizations, marching bands & Photographs of the banquet facilities are available on the city's businesses are invited to participate on Thursday, June 24 at website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.om Click on 6:30 p.m. Route runs from 63` & France to 63` & Quail. Community Center and select Facility Rental Information. Also available online is a facility rental inquiry form. Please fill out Information and application forms for the Craft & Business the form and click the submit button. A staff member will Expo and entry forms for the parade are available contact you with room availability. at www. citvofbrooklyncenter .or$/earlebrowndays or call 763 -569 -3400. PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY 00 " SUMMER JOBS COMMISSION The Brooklyn Center Parks and Recreation Advisory For information about these positions, call Commission meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 Brooklyn Center Recreation Department. p.m. at the community center. This commission advises the Instructors for evening soccer, Tuesday & Thursdays City Council on the parks and recreation program in Brooklyn or evening t- ball/softball, Monday & Wednesdays Center. Bud Sorenson, chairperson; Gail Ebert; Muriel Lee; 763 -569 -3405 Roger Peterson; John Russell; Tom Shinnick; Dan Starling. Lifeguard and/or swim instructors, 763 -569 -3317 DEPARTMENT MISSION BLOOD PRESSURE SCR EENING Dedicated to the citizens of Brooklyn Center that they may West Fire Statio share in the God given right to beauty, to sunshine, to 6250 Brooklyn Blvd. tranquility, and to the end that each may herein find the ' • y, 8-10:0 ' laughter of childhood, the acceptance of youth, the fulfillment 8:00 of adult life, and the companionship of old age, through a healthy, satisfying use of leisure time. Availability depends on ' ' to emergency www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org 28 Recreation Brochure AGUATIC ACTIVITIES Indicate your child's swim level when registering. If you have questions about swim activities or what level to place your child, call Kirsten or Natalie at 763 -569 -3317. All classes are held at the community center. SWIM LESSON LEVELS 1 • Introducing the NEW American Red Cross Swimming 0 Program. We follow the SIX level Learn to Swim Program. Qnhe SWIM LESSONS - CHILDREN Please refer to level descriptions & choose a level that best fits American Red Cross classes for children ages 4 and your child's ability. Welcome to our exciting program! older. Children may be tested the first day to assure Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills correct swim level. Classes have an average ratio of 5 students/ Introduces floating, kicking, gliding arm and leg action & instructor. Parents do not accompany child in water. breath control. Focus is on allowing child to become safe and Registration Fee $48.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. comfortable in water & work on beginner skills. No previous Day Begins Time Swim Level Activity # skills needed. Ages 4 & older. Tues. Mar. 23 5:10 p.m. 1 -5 12448 Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills Tues. Mar. 23 5:45 p.m. 1 -5 12449 Introduces the fundamentals of the front crawl and elementary Tues. Mar. 23 6:20 p.m. 1 -5 12450 backstroke. Students must pass level 1 or be able to float on Tues. Mar. 23 6:55 p.m. 1 -6 12451 their front and back. Tues. Mar. 23 7:30 p.m. 1 -6 12452 Level 3: Stroke Development Wed. Mar. 24 4:45 p.m. 1 -4 12453 Builds on skills of level 2. Focus is on stroke development as Wed. Mar. 24 5:20 p.m. 1 -4 12454 participants learn to survival float, swim front crawl, diving Wed. Mar. 24 6:00 p.m. 2 -6 12455 skills, & elementary backstroke. Scissors & dolphin kicks are Wed. Mar. 24 6:35 p.m. 1 -4 12456 introduced. Students learn the fundamentals of treading water. Thurs. Mar. 25 5:10 p.m. 1 -5 12457 Level 4: Stroke Improvement Thurs. Mar. 25 5:45 p.m. 1 -5 12458 Builds on level 3. Work on the breaststroke, butterfly, front Thurs. Mar. 25 6:20 p.m. 1 -5 12459 crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, and safety skills. Thurs. Mar. 25 6:55 p.m. 1 -6 12460 Students will learn the scissors kick and develop endurance Thurs. Mar. 25 7:30 p.m. 1 -6 12461 and confidence in previously learned strokes. Must be able to Sat. Mar. 27 9:00 a.m. 1 -6 12462 swim 30 meters with both front crawl & elementary Sat. Mar. 27 9:35 a.m. 1 -5 12463 backstroke. Sat. Mar. 27 10:10 a.m. 1 -5 12464 Level 5: Stroke Refinement Sat. Mar. 27 10:45 a.m. 1 -6 12465 Must have passed level 4 or swim 50 meters of front crawl, elementary backstroke and demonstrate the sidestroke. Qnfine SWIM LESSONS - CHILDREN AFTERNOON Students refine key strokes such as butterfly, breaststroke, front Ages 4 -18. May be tested the first day to assure correct crawl, back crawl, sidestroke, elementary backstroke, work on swim level. Extended swim included in cost; they may flip turns, and dives. swim before or after their lessons. (Between hours 1 -5:30 p.m.) Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiencv Note: We will try to accommodate specific lesson times; there Must swim 25 meters of breaststroke, sidestroke, back crawl may be be changes on first day of lessons due to level enrollmenton first day of lessons due to level enrollment. and butterfly; 75 meters of front & elementary backstroke. Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Polish strokes to allow swimming with more ease, efficiency Day Begins Time Swim Level Activity # and power over greater distances. Students will work on Mon. Mar. 22 1:30 p.m. 1 -3 12466 strokes focusing on being able to complete 500 meters of Mon. Mar. 22 2:05 p.m. 1 -3 12467 continuous swimming using all strokes learned in previous Mon. Mar. 22 2:40 p.m. 4 -6 12468 levels including turns, survival floats, and surface dives. Mon. Mar. 22 3:15 p.m. 1 -3 12469 Mon. Mar. 22 3:50 p.m. 4 -6 12470 44 1 Tues. Mar. 23 2:05 p.m. 1 -3 12471 11 A milli Tues. Mar. 23 2:40 p.m. 4 -6 12472 e SWIM LESSONS - PRESCHOOL/ C , Tues. Mar. 23 3:15 p.m. 1 -3 12473 Tues. Mar. 23 4:00 p.m. 2 -4 12474 KINDERGARTEN - Weekday Tues. Mar. 23 4:35 p.m. 1 -3 12475 Mornings Thurs. Mar. 25 2:40 p.m. 4 -6 12476 Extended swim time included in the cost of the Thurs. Mar. 25 3:15 p.m. 1 -3 12477 lessons. Minimum age 4. Students may swim between 9 a.m. -1 Thurs. Mar. 25 4:00 p.m. 4 -6 12478 p.m. in the wading pool or with an adult in the shallow end of Thurs. Mar. 25 4:35 p.m. 1 -3 12479 the pool. Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Swim Level Activity # Swimming is the most important skill a child can learn; no Mon. Mar. 22 10:00 a.m. 1 -2 12444 other lesson or sport can save a child's life! Mon. Mar. 22 11:45 a.m. 1 -2 12445 We offer: -Safe, caring and professional instruction. Fri. Mar. 26 10:00 a.m. 1 -2 12446 •A disciplined and fun learning environment. Fri. Mar. 26 11:30 a.m. 1 -2 12447 *Building self - confidence while building skills. Recreation Brochure 29 www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org Aquatic Activities continued AOUA TOTS__ -A L - - SPECIALTY CLASSES A Qnh SWIM LESSONS - TINY TOTS QdW COMPETITIVE Are you excited to introduce your littlest swimmer to fun . For those who may be interested in joining a swim team. in the watery Come e �otn us for our Tiny Tots class which Stroke analysis and development, speed turns, and basic introduces children ages 1 -2 to the water. One parent must fitness will be emphasized. Minimum swim ability is level 5. accompany child in the water. Children must wear a swim Registration Fee $48.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. diaper. Registration Fee $48.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Day Begins Time Activity # Sat. Mar. 27 10:45 a.m. 12504 Tues. Mar. 23 5:45 p.m. 12480 Tues. Mar. 23 6:20 p.m. 12481 a DIVING - FUNDAMENTALS ' Thurs. Mar. 25 6:20 p.m. 12482 � Thurs. Mar. 25 6:55 p.m. 12483 OF DIVING Sat. Mar. 27 9:00 a.m. 12484 Learn forward and back approaches, Sat. Mar. 27 10:45 a.m. 12485 setting the board for spring, terms, positions and basic front and back dives. You will also have the Qnh SWIM LESSONS - TINY TOT/ chance to work on Level 6 strokes and skills. PARENT & TOT COMBINATION Must be at least level 6 swimming ability. Registration Fee $48.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. 11QIR CLASS Day Begins Time Activity # This class is designed for children ages 1 -3. Come Thurs. Mar. 25 7:30 p.m. 12505 and introduce your little one to the joy of water adjustment and beginning swimming. Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons, Qnh SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING - includes extended swim. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # ND BEGINNER I Mon. Mar. 22 11:15 a.m. 12488 Are you a level 3 or above swimmer? If i Fri. Mar. 26 10:30 a.m. 12489 so, try synchronized swimming! Learn basic synchro skills and a routine. Swimmers will develop strength, focus, and team work skills. Instructor USA Synchro Level I. e SWIM LESSONS - PARENT Registration Fee $48.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. & TOT Day Begins Time Activity # Water adjustment and beginning swim Sat. Mar. 27 10:45 a.m. 12506 lessons for children ages 2 -3. One parent must accompany child in the water. Children must wear a swim diaper. Registration • • Fee $48.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Qnfine SWIM LESSONS - ADAPTIVE Tues. Mar. 23 6:20 p.m. 12490 Scheduled & by arrangement times available for all ages Thurs. Mar. 25 6:20 p.m. 12491 with physical or developmental disabilities. Ratio one Sat. Mar. 27 10:10 a.m. 12492 student/one instructor. Missed lessons will not be made up. Registration Fee $100.00 /10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Qnhe SWIM LESSONS - LIL' TOTS Tues. Mar. 23 6:55 p.m. 12507 Check out our class for your lil' tot Sat. Mar. 27 9:00 a.m. 12508 specifically designed for their #12509 by arrangement only; call Natalie, 763- 569 -3317. comfort level & needs! Great start to lessons for ages 34! Registration Fee $10.00 for one 30 min. lesson. Extended swim may swim before or after lesson. Limited to 4 participants /class. Classes 30 min. QDHM AQUA BUDDIES Students with Autism Classes once a week $56.00/10 Lessons with Extended Swim Looking for a terrific lesson program for your child with Day Begins Time Activity # Autism Spectrum Disorder? We are thrilled to introduce Mon. Mar. 22 9:30 a.m. 12493 a new program where children receive one -on -one instruction. Mon. Mar. 22 10:30 a.m. 12494 Graphic images may be used as part of instruction. Students Fri. Mar. 26 11:00 a.m. 12495 have a chance to participate in a quieter pool environment in Classes once a week $48.00/10 Lessons order to maximize learning & enjoyment. Instructors are Tues. Mar. 23 5:10 p.m. 12496 trained in working with students with Autism and look forward Tues. Mar. 23 5:45 p.m. 12497 to meeting your family. Registration Fee $100.00 /10 Lessons. Tues. Mar. 23 6:55 p.m. 12498 Classes 30 min. Thurs. Mar. 25 5:45 p.m. 12499 Day Begins Time Activity # Thurs. Mar. 25 6:55 p.m. 12500 Sat. Mar. 27 9:00 a.m. 12510 Sat. Mar. 27 9:35 a.m. 12501 Sat. Mar. 27 11:20 a.m. 12511 Sat. Mar. 27 10:10 a.m. 12502 #12512 by arrangement only; call Natalie, 763 -569 -3317. Sat. Mar. 27 10:45 a.m. 12503 Registration Fee $10.00 for one 30 min. lesson. www.cityoJbrooklyncenter.org 30 Recreation Brochure Aquatic Activities continued 3 SWIM LESSONS - ADULT & _ e SWIM LESSONS - SENSATIONAL SENIOR ADULT - BEGINNER T - SWIMMING FOR TEENS Have you ever wanted to learn to swim? This is the class For ages of 11 -18 who want to learn to help you gain confidence and basic skills. You will start with how to swim? This is the class for you! Build gliding and floating and build skills toward strokes. Men & your confidence in the water. Focus is on individual needs. women ages 16 and up. Everyone is welcome regardless of skill Registration Fee $48.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. level. Registration Fee $48.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Day Begins Time Activity # Thurs. Mar. 25 6:55 p.m. 12528 19M Mon. Mar. 22 9:00 a.m. 12513 Sat. Mar. 27 10:10 a.m. 12529 XM Mon. Mar. 22 7:00 p.m. 12514 Tues. Mar. 23 7:30 p.m. 12515 Qnhe LIFEGUARD TRAINING - RED CROSS Thurs. Mar. 25 7:30 p.m. 12516 Would you like to work at a pool? This American Red N �z Sat. Mar. 27 9:35 a.m. 12517 Cross class is for you! Emphasis is on victim Qnh SWIM LESSONS - ADULT & recognition, surveillance & equipment -based rescues. Includes SENIOR ADULT - INTERMEDIATE Standard First Aid & CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Have you taken lessons before but would like to learn Minimum age 15 by last day of class & must pass pre - course more advanced skills & start building your endurance? Class test. Registration Fee $215.00, includes book & pocket mask. involves more focus on stroke development. Registration Fee Registration accepted immediately. $48.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Activity #12530 - Fri., April 16 & 23, 5:30 -9:30 p.m., Sat., Day Begins Time Activity # April 17 & 24, 10 a.m. -7 p.m. & Sun., April 18, 10 a.m. -6 p.m. Tues. Mar. 23 7:30 p.m. 12518 Activity #12531 - Fri., 14 & 21, 5:30 -9:30 p.m., Sat., May 15 Sat. Mar. 27 9:35 a.m. 12519 & 22, 10 a.m. -7 p.m. & Sun., May 16, 10 a.m. -6 p.m. No refunds issued after April 7 for Activity #12530 Qnfine SWIM LESSONS - ADULT WOMEN ONLY No refunds issued after May 5 for Activity #12531 Would you like to learn to swim, but are nervous to try? Day Begins Time Activity # Women, this is the class for you! Sign up with a friend Weekend Class April 16 Varies 12530 and learn a fun new skill together! Learn in a fun and relaxed Weekend Class May 14 Varies 12531 atmosphere with a female instructor. Registration Fee $48.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. a LIFEGUARD TRAINING /CPR FOR THE Day Begins Time Activity # PROFESSIONAL RESCUER Tues. Mar. 23 7:30 p.m. 12520 RECERTIFICATION Thurs. Mar. 25 7:30 p.m. 12521 Is your certification expiring or has it already It ADULT FITNESS SWIMMING - NEW expired within the last 3 years. Join us for this Are you looking for a structured swimming workout? Do review of Lifeguard Training/CPR for the Professional Rescuer. you want to improve overall fitness? Past adult swim You may choose to only recertify in CPR/PR or in both LGT/ lesson participants are encouraged to join! An aquatics CPR. In order to certify in both, you must attend both days. instructor will guide you through workouts, which will be Class will be taught in the review style format where there will tailored to your needs & goals. Come as often as you can - be some teaching, video and skill review. Skills will be tested select # of times that best fits your needs. Classes 1 hour. so it would be helpful to review information prior to class. You Day Date Time # of Sessions Activity # must have your own pocket mask & current manual. You may Mon. Mar. 22 7:30 p.m. $60.00/10 12522 purchase these on first day of class. Questions, call Kirsten at Mon. Mar. 22 7:30 p.m. $32.00/5 12523 763 -569 -3317. *Lifeguard Tr. Fee $100.00. * *CPR/PR Fee Mon. Mar. 22 7:30 p.m. $7.00/1 12524 $50. Add $35 /class if you need to purchase a new book. Day Date Time Class Activity # • ' Sat. May 1 10 a.m. -6 p.m. *Lifeguard Tr/PR 12532 Sun. May 2 1 p.m. -7 p.m. * *CPR/PR 12533 SWIM LESSONS - PRIVATE - By Arrangement For all levels, children or adults. Focus is on individual needs. QnhC WATER SAFETY AIDE Select the # of lessons. We work to find dates & times to meet If you are interested in teaching swim lessons, this is the your schedule & needs. Ratio 1 student/1 instructor. Missed place to start! Ages 12 & up with level 6 swimming lessons not made up. Request: www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. ability. Learn skills & techniques to aid in instruction of quality Under recreation, select Aquatic Activities, swim lessons. Fill lessons. Work with experienced instructors during our swim out request form located on right hand sidebar, select submit lesson program as an apprentice. Materials included in fee. button or call Natalie at 763 -569 -3317. Registration Fee $78.00/10 Lessons. Classes 1 hour. # of Sessions Fee Activity # Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Mar. 23 5:45 p.m. 12534 10 Lessons $170.00 12525 Thurs. Mar. 25 6:20 p.m. 12535 5 Lessons $85.00 12526 Sat. Mar. 27 9:35 a.m. 12536 1 Lesson $17.00 12527 By arrangement only; Natalie 763 -569 -3317; Activity #12537. Recreation Brochure 31 www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org Brooklyn Center Community Center 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, 763 - 569 -3400 o T•G•I•F• FAMILY NIGHT FUN FLOATS* L' Every Friday, 5 -8 p.m. Thank goodness it's Friday! For unsinkable fun, bring your favorite fun float to the pool. Inner tubes, air mattresses, beach balls, floating animals, -- and noodles are all welcome. - -- Music played the second Friday of each month. DOLPHIN BIRTH DAY PARTY PACKAGE $45.00 SWIM LESSONS FaCTR�4V�4Gr4Nr4 •Use of the party room for 1 % hours! Saturday, June 5, 1 -5 p.m. -Pool admission for up to 10 children! Come show off your new swimming skills with an -Unlimited water slide rides for up to 10 children! extravaganza of fun! Bring your coupon from your winter $45.00 NON - REFUNDABLE PAYMENT IS swim lesson skills sheet and get in free! Come with a friend REQUIRED WHEN MAKING A RESERVATION. and listen to tunes while you float away the day with fun A minimum of seven days notice required. for everyone! Meet & greet Dunkin the Dolphin! Fee for additional children for Seepages 29 -31 for swim lesson information. Dolphin Birthday Party Package is $4.50 each. Adults & youth ages 15 & older pay COMMUNITY CENTER. regular pool & water slide POOL 4 W ATER, SLIDE admission fees DROOP RENTAL INFORMr4TION ♦ To make a reservation, please call 763- 569 -3400 Monday— Friday, 9:30 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. Adult Looking for an idea for your group's next gathering? Try making reservation is responsible for supervising the Brooklyn Center Community Center! Wild 150' water party. Room limit 25 including supervising parents. slide! Diving boards! Water volleyball! Lifeguards on Minimum height for going down water slide is 52 ". duty! For information on fees and availability, call Children less than 52" must pass a swim test to use the Kirsten at 763 -569 -3317 or request on our website at slide or be accompanied by an adult. Swimsuits www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. Select community required in pool. center, then swimming pool. On the Group Pool Rental in ♦ Permitted - Commercially prepared or store bought the right sidebar, select information on rental costs and cake, ice cream, pre - packaged beverages (no red, availability. Fill out the request form and select the orange or grape dye) and/or order pizza from submit button. See you at the POOL! restaurants. No homemade food items including crockpots, salads, sandwiches, etc. are permitted. *General Admission Prices Apply! www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org 3 Recreation Brochure Brooklyn Centeir Community Cente 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway (763 -569 -3400) MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS OPEN SWIM SCHEDULE Memberships entitle the member to use the Olympic swimming Monday & Friday Tuesday & Thursday pool, 150' water slide, diving boards, exercise room and sauna 8:45 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during hours listed to the right. Hours subject to change. Adults only - 8:45 a.m. Adults only - 8:45 a.m. • Individual Membership - Available to one person. to 1:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. • Dual Membership - Available to two people who both Lap swim 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. reside at the same address. Proof of residency required. Wednesday Saturday • Senior Membership - Available to Brooklyn Center senior 8:45 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. residents age 62 & older. Proof of residency required. Adults only - 8:45 a.m. Adults only - 8:00 to 8:50 a.m. • Senior Dual Membership - Available to two Brooklyn to 1:00 P.M. Lap Swim - Center senior residents age 62 & older who both reside at the Lap swim 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. same address. Proof of residency required. Sunday • Household Membership - Available to two adults & up to 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. three dependents age 17 & younger or full -time students age 22 and younger who are attending post - secondary school. Proof of residency and post - secondary status required. EXERCISE ROOM & SAUNA SCHEDULE • Household+ Membership - Additional dependents may be Monday through Friday Saturday added for $6.50 per month, per person. 8:45 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. MEMBERSHIP PRICES Sunday 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 1 Year 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Individual $29.00 $78.00 $139.00 $226.00 WATER SLIDE SCHEDULE Dual $37.00 $100.00 $178.00 $289.00 Friday Saturday Sunday Senior $23.00 1 $62.00 $110.00 $207.00 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. 1:00 to 8:00 P.M. 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Senior Dual $31.00 $84.00 $149.00 $279.00 Household $43.00 $116.00 $206.00 $335.00 AMENITIES & SERVICES Household+ $6.50/ $19.50/ $39.00/ $78.00/ dependent dependent dependent dependent • Pool - An adult must accompany children ages 5 & younger in the pool. Swimsuits required. • Wading Pool - Available for children 6 & younger when * PUNCH CARD PRICES supervised by an adult. Swimsuits required. 10 25 50 100 • Water Slide - The recreation department reserves the right to Punches Punches Punches Punches open the water slide during non - scheduled times. Children who are less than 52" tall and wish to use the water slide Child up to age 14 & $33.20 $78.75 $148.50 $280.00 must pass swim test or be accompanied by an adult. Senior 62 & older • Exercise Room - For ages 15 and older. Shirts and tennis Youth ages 15 -17 & $42.70 $101.25 $191.00 $360.00 shoes required. Adult 18 & over • Sauna - For ages 18 and older. Children younger than this will not be allowed even if accompanied by an adult. *Punch card is for pool, exercise room & sauna. Use of water slide is . Locker Rooms - Coin operated lockers provided. Secure an extra $1.00 per time when using punch card. your belongings for 25¢. No children over age 5 allowed in Punch cards are good for one year from purchase date. opposite gender locker rooms. • Family Locker Rooms available. GENERAL ADMISSION PRICES • Vending Machines - Candy, beverage & snack items. With Slide Without Slide Children up to age 14 & $4.50 $3.50 Senior Adult 62 & older Community Center Closed Youth ages 15 -17 & $5.50 $4.50 Sunday, April 4, Easter Adult 18 & over Monday, May 31, Memorial Day Recreation Brochure www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org GENE , LIABILITY REFUND POLICY The Recreation Department does not provide accident • Requests for refunds must be made at least 24 hours before insurance for participants in any of its programs. first class. Participants assume all inherent risk of injury from their • A $5 cancellation fee will be charged per class, activity or involvement in programs or activities. membership up to $200.00. • For classes, activities and memberships over $200.00, 3% NOTE of the fee will be deducted from the refund. • Participant substitutions are not allowed. (You cannot • No refunds given on classes or activities of $5 or less. sign up one child and replace him/her with a sibling or 0 If you find it necessary to cancel after the first class, make friend.) your request 24 hours before the second class. Classes and • We cannot prorate activity fees. memberships will be prorated plus the cancellation fee will • We do not hold spots. be deducted from the refund. • If a child is not picked up immediately after class, $5 fee is • No refunds will be issued after the second class. charged for every 10 minutes after class ending time. • Refunds for classes, activities and memberships paid with a • Spectators, including parents, are not permitted. Class credit card at the community center in person, by phone, attendance is limited to participants only. mail or fax are credited to the same credit card. • Children may get food, paint, or glue on their clothing & • Refunds for activities paid with a credit card using shoes in art & cooking classes. Wear old clothes and/or eConnect (online) registration will be refunded by check; bring a paint shirt or apron. please allow 2 weeks. • Photograph notice - Staff takes pictures of program • Refunds for classes, activities and memberships paid by participants to use for publicity purposes. Photos may cash or check are refunded by check. Checks are mailed; appear in the brochure, on the website or other marketing please allow 2 weeks. publications. REFUND POLICY FOR HOLIDAY, LIFEGUARD • Auxiliary aids for persons with disabilities are available TRAINING & ONE DAY CLASSES upon request at least 96 hours in advance. For information, call the director at 763 -569 -3407. Persons with hearing or • Requests for refunds must be made at least seven days speech impairment are served by the MN Relay Service, before the class date. No refunds will be issued later than 711 (TTYNoice). seven days before the class starting date. • Discipline - To insure a quality experience, a policy of • Refund cancellation fees described under refund policy. discipline has been created. Rules will be given the first day of class. Students who do not follow the rules set by If classes or activities are canceled the instructor will be given one warning. If they choose not by the recreation department, to follow the rules a second time, they will be sent home a full refund will be issued. from class and will not be allowed to return. No money will be refunded. • Financial Assistance - For Brooklyn Center resident BROOKLYN CENTER children who could not otherwise take a class due to financial reasons. For info, call the director, 763 - 569 -3407. COMMUNITY CENTER Request and registration must be made in person at the 763- 569 -3400 Brooklyn Center Community Center. OFFICE HOURS Monday — Saturday, 8:30 a.m. — 9:00 p.m. NO NON - RESIDENT FEES Sunday, 12:30 p.m. — 5:00 p.m. Unlike many of our neighboring communities, Brooklyn Center Recreation Department does not charge non- HOW TO CONTACT US resident fees for any of our programs, classes or community Recreation Director center memberships. Jim Glasoe 763 -569 -3407 INCLEMENT WEATHER Program Supervisors • If classes or recreation activities are canceled due to Joe Ericksen 763 -569 -3382 inclement weather, we will attempt to make them up. Kathy Flesher 763 - 569 -3405 Sometimes circumstances beyond our control do not make Sue LaCrosse 763- 569 -3406 this possible. • Programs may be canceled due to weather conditions. Call Aquatic Supervisors 763 - 569 -3442 for a recorded message about activity Kirsten Jankovich 763 -569 -3317 cancellations. Cancellations may be announced on WCCO- Natalie Ramirez 763 - 569 -3317 AM 830. www.cityoJbrooklyncenter.org 34 Recreation Brochure REGISTRATION INFORMATION eConnect (Online) Registration Begins Walk -In Registration Begins Wednesday, February 24 Friday, February 26, 9:00 a.m. IF YOU'VE TAKEN A CLASS Register at the Brooklyn Center Community Center. If you have taken a class from us, you already have a login ID Phone -In Registration Begins and family account PIN number. If you need assistance with the Friday, February 26 , 9'30 a.m. numbers, call 763 -569 -3400. Please have your Visa or MasterCard number ready. TO SET UP AN ACCOUNT Phone -In registration hours: • In person at the community center Monday — Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. • Call 763 -569 -3400 Sunday 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. • Online at www.cityofbrooklvncenter.ore select parks & recreation, eConnect form. Once you have a login ID and Mail- In/Fax -In Registration Begins PIN number, you are ready to register for classes online. Monday, March 1 Mail- In/Fax -In registration will be processed on a random REGISTER FOR CLASSES ONLINE basis. Use form on bottom of page. Mail to: Brooklyn Center Recreation Department, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, 1. Go to www.citvofbrooklyncenter.org Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. Fax # is 763 -569 -3434. Please 2. On the Homepage click the Recreation go! button. include payment. 3. Click on an activity name and 4. select "Add." p a yable 5. Enter your login ID number and your PIN number. Visa and MasterCard accepte 6. Under "select a Client" select the family member who will participate in that activity. REGISTER EARLY 7. Select "Continue" to continue shopping or "Go To Registration is on a first -come, first -served basis. Instructors Checkout." not permitted to accept registration. The recreation department 8. Repeat steps 3 -5 to register for multiple classes or to reserves the right to cancel classes when an insufficient number register other family members. have signed up. Waiting lists are kept for classes that are 9. Click "My Basket" to check your current registrations full. If sufficient requests, space & instructor are available, before checking out. Please verify that you have the additional classes may be added. Classes have a minimum and correct family member registered. maximum number of registrants. Some fill to capacity early. In 10. To check out, click "OK" on the security notice, complete other cases, if they appear to be under enrolled, we may cancel your credit card payment (Visa or MasterCard), and click classes several days before the starting date. Sometimes "Continue." Be sure to select the Complete Transaction individuals have expressed an interest in a class already Button. (Note: you may print your receipt.) canceled. Please register early to avoid disappointment!! -------------------------------------------- - - - - -� Mail -In /Fax -In Registration Form (Use separate form for each person.) I I I I I Name Male Female Birth Date Grade Address City Zip Code I Phone H) W) C) �) I I Master Contact E -Mail I Activity # Activity Name I Activity # Activity Name I I Parent/Guardian Name I I I I Form of payment: ❑Check ❑Visa ❑MasterCard Amount Paid I I I Card Holder's Name Exp. Date Number I Special Needs (including food allergies): I I For swim lessons, indicate swim level I Youth sports t -shirt size I I Registration form is for mail -in /fax -in only and will be processed beginning March 1, 2010. ------------- ------------------------------- - - - - -I Recreation Brochure 35 www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org Ci or Presorted Standard f3 U.S. Postage BROOKLYN Paid CENTER Permit No. 2170 Minneapolis, MN 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center MN 55430 28TH ANNUAL BROOKLYN t ' CENTER Thursday, June 24 - Saturdau , June 26 *PARADE! FIREWORKS! FACE PAINTING! FAMILY FUN & GAMES! CRAFT & BUSINESS EXPO! SENIOR GOLF TOURNAMENT! MIDNIGHT BREEZE CONCERT! DUNKIN' THE DOLPHIN BIRTHDAY PARTY! *PARADE ROUTE CHANGED FOR 2010 - 63 & France to 63 & Quail AVE N Thanks to generous donations from local businesses & organizations, most events are FREE!