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2010 Edition 169 Winter city • rooklyn • rg r Zen Center nline Services CITY WATCH mo I M I IMMMA City Phone y Ci Hall A Xi&i_ / _ d Administration 569 -3300 Building /Community Stds 569 -3330 Inspection Scheduling 569-3344 'Although each year seems to go by faster, 2009 seemed like a whirlwin Code Enforcement 503 -3 Business &Development 569 -33330 30 2009 was a year full of activity and achievements for Brooklyn Center. Th Assessing 569-3310 Y reclosure strategy is well underway with aggressive measures being taken to Engineering 569 -3340 intain foreclosed /vacant properties and to get these properties reoccupie Road Construction 569 -3342 " with responsible homeowners. The City's ReNew Home Purchase Program has Finance 569 -3320 Utility Billing 569 -3390 been successful in attracting new homeowners to Brooklyn Center. Tax Community Center 569 -3400 incentives and good values were also attractions for people to move and live in Activity weather Line 569 -3442 Brooklyn Center. In fact, in the first three quarters of the year, Brooklyn Center Earle Brown had home sales increase more than 104% versus the same time last year. Like Heritage Center 569 -6300 Centerbrook Golf 561 -3239 many residents already know, Brooklyn Center has a lot to offer prospective Fire 503 -3169 home buyers and is a great place to live. It is exciting to see all the home Police (General Info) 569 -3333 improvements being completed on these homes. Please be sure to extend a Emergencies ficer 911 warm welcome to your new neighbors and make sure they are aware of your A nc i Neighborhood Watch Group. Kindness and good will of people who live and work in the community is . • everywhere. With standing room only, the City Council recognized a record number of people for their Random Acts of Kindness. In addition, our schools and community partners have formed alliances focused on helping people who need assistance , addressing community issues such as productive youth activities, and strengthening the already great community services. Hundreds • of residents attended the Area Neighborhood Meetings to hear about current city initiatives, as well as share food, beverage and stories. Through hard work and concentrated efforts of residents, businesses, community groups, Council and staff, crime in the city was reduced. Let's continue to work together to keep the community a great place to live and do business. As we head into 2010, the Mayor, Council Members, staff and I will continue to serve the community with the same compassion, dedication and forward- hinking as shown by its citizens, community organizations and businesses. ' 2Ue NW4 you a& a WOM-4� !ia&C* 44d eveg k& n gem year • ' M City Manager Volunteer Commissioners Wanted Financial Commission Charter Commission The Brooklyn Center Financial Commission is seeking The Brooklyn Center Charter Commission has openings several members. The position is voluntary. To qualify for commissioners. This is a voluntary position of civic for membership, you must be a Brooklyn Center participation. The Charter Commission meets quarterly, resident while serving on the Commission and have an generally the fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m. at City Hall. interest in the financial operations of the City. The The Charter Commission reviews the City's Charter, general purpose of the Commission is to act in an which is the governing constitution of the City. Final advisory capacity to the City Council on issues related to appointment is made by the Fourth Judicial District finance. The Financial Commission meets at City Hall Court. several times a year, as well as in joint session with the City Council during the budget planning process. Final For more information or to obtain an application packet: appointment will be made by the Mayor and City ♦ Visit City web site www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org Council. ♦ Visit City Hall at 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, or ♦ Call the City Clerk at (763) 569 -3306 City Thanks Volunteer Citizen Commissioners The City of Brooklyn Center is very fortunate to have dedicated citizens willing to serve on commissions. These commissions provide an opportunity for citizens to assist the City Council in reviewing many important issues facing the City of Brooklyn Center. There are four City advisory commissions, as well as the court - appointed Charter Commission and three multi -city commissions. The City Council would like to publicly thank these commissioners for their dedicated service in 2009. * Denotes that commissioner either resigned or term ended. Financial Commission Roger Peterson Northwest Suburbs Cable Mark Nemec, Chair John Russell Communications Commission Philip Berglin Thomas Shinnick Rex Newman Todd Boster Dan Starling Rex Newman Charter Commission Susan Shogren Smith Northwest Hennepin Human Services Stan Leino, Chair Council Advisory Commission Gary Brown Housing Commission Christine Eaton * Gail Ebert Steve Landis, Chair Julie Gillis * H. Bruce Lund Kathie Amdahl Bruce Lynes Michael Johnson * Planning Commission Harold Middleton Gretchen Knutson Sean Rahn, Chair Edward Nelson Kris Lawrence - Anderson JoAnn Campbell- Sudduth Mary Nierengarten James Richards Kara Kuykendall Eileen Oslund Judy Thorbus Stan Leino Richard Phillips Joshua Xiong Carlos Morgan Rachel Lund * Shingle Creek and West Mississippi Park and Recreation Commission Michael Parks Watershed Management Commissions Bud Sorenson, Chair Della Young Abiy Assefa Gail Ebert Kathleen Carmody Muriel Lee Della Young 2009 Landscape & Garden Contest Winners vt Several properties captured the beauty, care and social elements of gardening as recognized by this years' Landscape & Garden Contest. On August 10, 2009, the City Council recognized six properties whose yards and gardens "wowec+!' the contest judges. The time and efforts of these residents, community members and volunteers make their properties special for the whole community. ", Voir, - W 4 . • � il ... _ '�8v u M + n V' �i C�" ! � W "Yn M't I+.�+ r=r.r � ryr• =. _ fix... .aw. f � •'' I I I I ' I / I I I I I• I ;+ ry o i T • • � n .� - Ida � � .............:..•. .8'. � , 'a " r v t ? 9q - Y• 'CAF ' I • 1 1 • I • I I I I' 3 City Council Recognizes Random Acts of Kindness III Cell On October 26, 2009, the Brooklyn Center City Council recognized persons who had been nominated to receive a Random Acts of Kindness award in 2009. This year 66 individuals, two churches, two elementary schools, and eight businesses and organizations were nominated to receive recognition for their Random Bob and Shirley Schon receive award from Mayor Willson Acts of Kindness. Random Acts of Kindness Nominees Random Acts that were submitted included crafting Laurie Rondestvedt artwork for the City's birthday celebration; videotaping Alfred Johnson the City's birthday celebration and providing DVDs to James Destiche award recipients; assisting someone in need; Cub Foods Employees volunteering at school; being a good neighbor; helping Bob and Shirley Schon youth find jobs; volunteering on committees; Tom and Mary McCutchan transporting eyes to the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank, Diane Sannes driving sight impaired persons, and working with Paul Kellum handicapped youth; sponsoring a food drive; Janelle Meyers promoting outreach for youth; opening a farmer's Sue Low market; supporting senior lunch programs; Sharon Kephart implementing and promoting community gardens; Brett Hildreth Paul Engleman donating to those in need; improving our community; Lee Cox investing in our community and employing local teens Bob Becker and adults; cleaning up debris at Firehouse Park; Brooklyn Center Liquor Store Staff promoting crime prevention; supporting reading for Ashlee Kephart kids of all ages; supporting the City's history and Paome Yang welcoming all citizens to discover our community's Rick Petersburg — Brookdale Center past; maintaining the gardens at Central Park; Bernice and Harry Roberts adopting the Metro Transit Park and Ride location and Dee Johnson keeping it clean; fostering goodwill; sponsoring Donna Jarl International Day of Peace /World Cultures Day; Kathy Braun — Earle Brown Elementary School Randy Koch — Earle Brown Elementary School offering facility for neighborhood meeting; providing Cross of Glory Church human service needs to residents; and watering public Brooklyn United Methodist Church areas and newly planted trees. Linda Hanka — Community Corner Family Resource Center The Mayor and Council Members extended their Christina Bloomquist — Community Corner Family appreciation to everyone who participated in this Resource Center year's Random Acts of Kindness recognition— to those Keith Lester— Brooklyn Center School District making nominations, and especially to those who have Michelle Trelstad — Brooklyn Center School District contributed to the quality of life in Brooklyn Center. Michelle Mandell — Brooklyn Center High School Allan Hancock Pictures of award recipients can be found on the City's Barb Jensen website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org To Panera — Noah Hager and Staff nominate someone for an award, call the City Clerk at Tree Trust Program Staff and Participants (763) 569 -3306 or visit the City's web site. Allen Property Services Random Acts: page 5 Random Acts of Kindness Nominees continued... Karen Youngberg — BC Business Association Linda Ericksson — Brooklyn Historical Checkers — Wendy Reno and Staff 1'U(I `1? Ili Society Roxanne Reynolds Betty Muellner Anthony White Jill Dalton and the Curves Gals Winston B. Tucker Nathan Paulsen and Laura Freund Teddy Dassin A Jamie Bradley — CEAP Ibrahim Kaba Shane Mason Teeran Paye Mike Davis — Pepboys Auto Webster Jah M John Lo — Pepboys Auto Thomas Freeman, Jr. ADE_ Evergreen Park Elementary Eddy Ledlaw Odyssey Academy Sampson Jeerow Myrna Kauth — Northwest Hennepin Bobbie Fern .: Human Services Council Brooklyn Center Lions Sampson Jeerow and Ibrahim Kaba Julie Ha Truong— Northwest Hennepin Mr. Cleanhouse — Myron Green receive award from Mayor Willson Human Services Council Dana Anderson — Cub Foods Lonnie and Joanne Eckenrode Young Bebus — Earle Brown Terrace Bill Dirnberger — Horseless Carriage Club Nancy, Ava, and Joseph Roche Jesse Gully —The Crossings at Brookwood Leah Wellnitz — Embassy Suites p rw-.w --W More Pictures a vailable on the city 'Vebsite at New Homebuyer Assistance citY0f " - . Programs Available In addition to the City's successful ReNew Home Purchase Program, additional funds are now available for foreclosed properties to prospective Brooklyn Center homebuyers through Hennepin County. The Community Corner Wins federally funded Neighborhood Stabilization Program Outstanding Project Award (NSP) Homebuyer Assistance Program is different than the Brooklyn Center ReNew Home Purchase Program, The Community Corner Family Resource Center wins and has different qualifying criteria. In addition to the Outstanding Project Award from the Minnesota $10,000 homebuyer down payment assistance, up to Community Education Association in 2009! $25,000 in rehabilitation funds are available. The Community Corner coordinates social services, To find out if you qualify for the NSP Homebuyer economic assistance, county services, mental and Assistance Program, please contact Hennepin County physical health outreach services, and family support at: in a safe and convenient place. African Food Shelf, Family Advocate, housing information, tenant HCWTmail @co.hennepin.mn.us training, ECFE, School Readiness, ABE classes, and Phone: (612) 348 -9260 access to county services are just a few of the many FAX: (612) 348 -9710 offerings in place to promote family stability. TDD: (612) 596 -6985 or visit http: / /hennepin.us/ The Community Corner is located at 1500 69 Avenue neighborhoodstabilizationprogram North at the intersection of 69 Ave. N and Humboldt Ave. N. Call (763) 561 -2481 for more information. A link is also available on the city's website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org Resident Questions About the Sun Post Newspaper According to a city survey conducted in Please leave a message including name, 2009, the Sun Post is the second address and phone number. Residents leading source (besides the city with a subscription but not receiving the newsletter) in which Brooklyn Center paper may also call this number. residents obtain their news about city business. The City Council also Residents outside of the delivery designated the Sun Post the official service area, including apartments, newspaper for publishing legal notices. condos and townhomes may purchase The Sun Post reporters often interview a mail subscription at $87.00 per year. city staff, residents and businesses News is also available on line at Prescription Discount about news and events, but what do we www.mnsun.com Cards Available know about the Sun Post? City staff interviewed Sun Post reporter Wendy Copies of the Sun Post may also be Erlien to find out answers to some purchased at Cub Foods located at 3245 The City Council approved a common questions asked by residents 57th Ave. N. A limited supply of program to make free about the Sun Post. newspapers is available at Brooklyn Prescription Discount Cards Center City Hall. available to residents. The Q) How many Sun Post papers are program is sponsored by the delivered in Brooklyn Center? To Report Events, News or Advertise National League of Cities (NLC) Current circulation is 7,126. We are a in the Sun Post, Please Contact: and administered by CVS voluntary subscription publication for Caremark. The discount cards all residents living within our delivery Community Editor, Wendy Erlien offer average savings of 20 service area, excluding apartments and (763) 424 -7392 or condos. Also, some townhouse werlien @acnpapers.com percent off the retail price of residents require permission from their commonly prescribed drugs and association in order to receive the Sports Editor, Nick Clark are accepted at 59,000 paper. (763) 424 -7391 or participating retail pharmacies nclark @acnpapers.com across the country. Q) Are there any changes occurring at the Sun Post Newspaper? Managing Editor, Sarah Wolfe The cards can be used any time Like many companies in this economy, (763) 424 -7375 or prescriptions are not covered by we have reorganized our operations, swolfe @acnpapers.com insurance. Residents and family where employees have more duties. members can use the cards Wendy Erlien continues to cover the Account Executive for Advertising regardless of age, income level, Osseo School District and Brooklyn Mike Heflin (952) 392 -6885 or Center Schools as well as take photos mheflin @acnpapers.com or existing health coverage. Discount cards are easy to use — and video of events in Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park. The Sun Post General Fax Number just show the card to the website, www.mnsun.com was (763) 424 -7388 participating pharmacies when recently revamped. It continues to General Email Address purchasing medications. provide breaking news and a daily webcast for the northwest suburbs, sunpost @acnpapers.com Cards are available at Brooklyn called "Sun Suburbs Today ", in order to Center City Hall and Community meet the changing characteristics of its Center. For assistance with the customers. program, residents can call toll - free 1 (888) 620 -1749 or visit Q) How Do I Obtain a Copy of the Sun www.caremark.com/nlc For Post Newspaper? more information, please visit Residents who do not receive the Brooklyn Center Sun Post and would the city's website at like to receive a copy may request Wendy Erlien www•cityofbrooklyncenter.org delivery by phoning (952) 392 -6860. Sun Post Reporter Water Rates to Reflect Conservation Water rates continued... By Minnesota State Law C) Customer uses 74,000 gallons of water in the quarter As required by a 2008 Minnesota Law, metropolitan cities must have a water rate structure in place that encourages Current Structure Charge: water conservation by January 1, 2010. Generally this means 74 X $ 1.29 per 1,000 gallons = $ 95.46 that if customers use more water, they must pay a higher cost per gallon. The goal of the new structure is to encourage New Structure Charge: lower water use and conservation of water resources as 30 X $ 1.29 per 1,000 gallons = $ 38.70 legislated by the State of Minnesota. The intent is not to 30 X $ 1.61 per 1,000 gallons = $ 48.30 produce revenues beyond the cost to operate the water 14 X $ 2.40 per 1,000 gallons = 33.60 system. The city will be reviewing rates on an ongoing basis Total Quarterly Charge $120.60 to determine if the cost is appropriate. The average household uses 17,000 to 27,000 gallons of Brooklyn Center is addressing this requirement by developing water per quarter. an "increasing block rate" structure as indicated below. The billing cycle will remain quarterly. Community Water • - per quarter Cost per 1,000 gallons 3rd Annual Polar Bear Plunge • • - • on • Rates) MN Law Enforcement Torch Run Up to 30,000 $1.29 On February 6, 2010, join the 30,001 to 60,000 $1.61 (25% rate increase fundraising event for the Special this portion) Olympics Minnesota. It will be held 60,001 and more $2.40 (50% rate increase at 1 p.m. at the Weaver Lake Park, this portion) Maple Grove. To sign up, sponsor a ' team or for more information, visit Questions about the new rate structure may be directed to www .specialolympicsminnesota.org. Sponsored by the Dan lordet, the City's Director of Fiscal & Support Services at Brooklyn Center and Maple Grove Police Departments, djordet @ci.brooklyn- center.mn.us Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, Maple Grove Ambassador Scholarship Program, Lookout Bar & Grill and J. Cousineau's. Please contact Officer Colleen Bouta Example Water Bills According to Water Use at (763) 503 -3248 if you have questions. A) Customer uses 29,000 gallons of water per quarter Prevent Storm Water Pollution Current Structure Charge: 29 X $1.29 per 1,000 gallons - $ 37.41 Please join us to learn about the City's Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program on January 20, 2010 at 6:30 New Structure Charge: p.m. in the Brooklyn Center Council Chambers at City Hall, 29 X 1.29 per 1,000 gallons = $ 37.41 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway. B) Customer uses 42,000 gallons of water per quarter In accordance with the General Permit for the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System /State Disposal System Permit Program, City staff will present an Current Structure Charge: overview of the City's Storm Water Pollution Prevention 42 X $ 1.29 per 1,000 gallons = $ 54.18 Program and report on the status of implementing storm water best management practices. Following the New Structure Charge: presentation, there will be an o pportunity to ask 30 X $ 1.29 per 1,000 gallons = $ 38.70 questions and provide public comment. The Storm Water 12 X $ 1. per 1,000 gallons = 19.32 Pollution Prevention Program documents are available for Total Quarterly Charge $ 58.02 public review at the Engineering Division office at City Hall, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Water Rates: next column First Brooklyn Center j uvenile Officer 1' To Be Hired with COPS CHRP Grant Traveling Safety Tipsy r_ _il ILD1 01. J ii I I I The City of Brooklyn Center was one of fourteen agencies Notify your Neighborhood Watch Captain of the dates selected to receive the federal COPS Hiring Recovery Program that you will be leaving and returning. If you do not grant award, as announced on July 28, 2009. Brooklyn Center participate in the Neighborhood Watch Program, now will use the grant funds to hire its first juvenile officer who would be a good time to start. will specialize in working with the city's youth. For a complete list of recipients, visit the U.S. Department of Justice • Keep shades and blinds in their normal position. website at www.cops.usdoi.gov /Default.asp ?Item =2208 • Stop the mail and paper delivery, or make arrangements with a friend or neighbor to pick up The COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) is a competitive daily. grant program that addresses the full -time sworn officer • Make sure that all door and window locks are in proper working order. needs of state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies . Set lights on timers so they can turn on at the nationwide. CHRP provides funding directly to law appropriate times. enforcement agencies to hire new and /or rehire career law enforcement officers. Up to $1 billion was appropriated for While traveling, try to use traveler's checks to avoid this initiative through the American Recovery and carrying large amounts of cash or too many credit cards. Reinvestment Act of 2009. Do not place these items in your luggage. Keep them with you at all times. According to Police Chief Scott Bechthold, "Although crime has been decreasing in Brooklyn Center, our department found that there was a void in addressing juvenile crime proactively and aggressively. The juvenile officer plays a critical role in our overall plan to address juvenile crime Preventing Auto Theft and collaboratively in our community. The City will partner with Theft from Auto our schools, businesses, faith -based organizations, justice system, and neighboring agencies to reduce juvenile crime." With the cooler months approaching quickly, we need to remember a few basic tips so that we do not ngKLYN CEAI �P become victims of auto theft or theft from autos. * Lock your doors and windows. Keeping Kids (And Their * Do NOT leave valuables in sight in your car. Parents) Out of Trouble /� Lock them in your trunk before you reach POLICE your destination. Even small items such as There is no good reason for youth to be loose change or sunglasses can be attractive out after dark without a purpose. We strongly encourage to a thief. you to call 911 when kids are out after dark and when * Do NOT leave your vehicle running they are not in school on normal school days. unattended to warm up. It takes only seconds Curfew Times for a thief to break a window and drive away with your car. AGE WEEKDAYS FRIDAY & SATURDAY Under Brooklyn Center City Ordinance 27 -122 Under 12 Home by 9:00 p.m. Home by 10:00 p.m. it is a misdemeanor to leave a vehicle unattended without 12 -14 Home by 10:00 p.m. Home by 11:00 p.m. stopping the engine and removing the keys. You 15 -17 Home by 11:00 p.m. Home by midnight can be ticketed for this! ^ AMR Update 2010 Recycling Calendar The Automatic Water Meter Reading ; In the Mail (AMR) project is complete! The project was very successful and was The 2010 recycling collection calendar will be completed on time and under mailed to all residents at the end of December. If you do not receive a recycling calendar or would budget. Water meter readings are already being collected like an additional copy, please call the Recycling using the new system and it is working great. One of the Coordinator at (763) 493 -8007 or visit city hall. benefits of the new system is that it allows the City to help detect water leaks, that otherwise had gone undetected. Detecting and eliminating leaks helps conserve water as well as save the property owner money. Many potential water leaks in homes have already been identified. As potential water leaks are detected, notification letters will be sent to the property owners. Thank you to all the residents and business owners for working with our crews during the past year to get the meters changed out — the project wouldn't have been so successful without your cooperation! "`.. •..s � •�s • � ;fir " ";:p r &:. If you have questions or concerns about your new water meter, please contact the Water Division at (763) 569- 3390. Holiday Waste Reduction & Conservation Tips How can you help save the environment and save money this holiday season? Some easy tips to follow are provided below: Use gift bags or wrap presents with the comic section of the newspaper Bring your own bags shopping Christmas Tree Disposal Shop online — it saves time in line and at the gas pump If you have a Christmas tree, be sure to contact your Turn down the heat a few hours before guests garbage hauler to pick up the tree after the Christmas arrive —you won't have to open a window season. Most licensed garbage haulers in Brooklyn Center when everyone is warm later on. will pick -up your Christmas tree on your regular trash day => guy LED Christmas lights, they cost more and take it to a composting site. Be sure to check with upfront but pay for themselves quickly. One your garbage hauler to see if they charge an additional fee. 50 light strand of LED lights costs approximately $0.06 in energy costs for the The tree stand and ornaments must be removed from the holiday season (5 hrs. per day for 30 days). tree. If the tree is taller than six feet tall, it must be cut in One 50 light strand of regular lights is half. Check with your hauler for specific instructions and approximately $4.50 in energy costs for the their collection schedule. season. 10 strands of lights would be $45 for regular and only $0.60 for LED. Cr eek Shingle b•d A Low Salt Diet . Shingle Creek, which drains 43 account for up to 10 percent of this You can help reduce chloride square miles in nine cities in chloride. The remaining percentage contamination by: Hennepin County, has been of chloride comes from designated as an Impaired Water by groundwater, individual home Shoveling or plowing first — less the Minnesota Pollution Control owners, and other smaller sources. snow build up means less ice Agency and the Environmental Only using salt when necessary Protection Agency because of high Minnesotans have high expectations and where needed such as on levels of chloride. Many other for snow and ice control. Our snow slopes or high traffic areas streams and lakes in the metro area plow drivers take pride in cleaning also have elevated chloride streets and highways as quickly and Trying alternative products concentrations in their water, and efficiently as possible. To such as calcium magnesium state and federal agencies now accomplish this, snowplow acetate (CMA) recognize that chloride operators use a lot of salt. This salt Reading Labels — Know what contamination of water is a major ends up going into our lakes, you are applying and the effects issue throughout the "Snowbelt." streams and wetlands. of exposure. Some chemicals The main source of chloride is road damage metal and concrete, kill salt. Cities, Hennepin County and MnDOT lawns, and harm pets. are all required to reduce the Road authorities such as cities, amount of salt they use counties, and state transportation for snow and ice removal departments apply road salt activities. They are also throughout the winter season to researching and investing control ice buildup on roads. About in new technology and 8S percent of the chloride in Shingle materials that can reduce Creek is estimated to come from the amount of salt used those sources. without compromising public safety. Private applicators cleaning parking lots, walkways, or private streets Boulevard Trees Get a Trimming this Winter Over the winter, City crews will be trimming boulevard trees in various areas of the City as part of its annual tree maintenance program. Tree trimming activities remove tree branches that are obstructing city streets, sidewalks, street signs and street lights in order to promote safe travel for the public. Pedestrians, taller trucks, emergency vehicles and City maintenance vehicles must be able to pass through streets without delay. City crews also prune any dead or dangerous tree limbs that are identified. 4Y,A �Y -0 � Although the city crews are trimming for safety purposes, property owners p are responsible for aesthetic trimming of all boulevard trees. Property owners may perform their own tree maintenance anytime. For information ' about city codes regulating tree trimming, please review City Code Sections 20 and 25 on the City's website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org i I If you have questions about the City's boulevard tree maintenance program, please call the Street Division at (763) 569 -3380, Monday through '� Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Where the Snow Blows and Goes i Minnesotans are tough, and rarely let winter weather interfere with their daily lives. Snow removal activities are critical in ensuring commerce, traffic flow, emergency response, and general conveniences. Your cooperation continues to be a significant reason the Public Works Department continues to be successful clearing the streets of snow. Please keep fire hydrants clear of snow. When snowfall exceeds 2.5 inches, the streets are plowed. Sidewalks are cleared In the event of a fire, of snow after a one -inch snowfall. Crews begin plowing as soon as the storm valuable time may be lost subsides. A snow plow operator is assigned to each of the ten districts. Arterial if the fire department has streets are cleared first, followed by residential streets. The snow plow makes to locate and remove several passes up and down the street to remove snow. Because plowing routes snow from a hydrant. are long, it may take more than an hour between passes. Seconds matter! Residents can help snow plow activities, prevent accidents, and minimize annoyances by paying attention to the following: Remember Vehicles • Do not place garbage and recycling containers in the street or on sidewalks. obstructing snow Place them on the driveway or boulevard area for pickup, then remove them removal activities or parked on the street from public view after pickup. overnight maybe towed. • Do not allow children to play in the street, build snow forts or play in the snow piles made by the plows. Snow plow operators often cannot see children in snow banks, and children can be buried in the snow or seriously hurt. • Stay back from snow plows and trucks. Never pass a snowplow. They create dangerous snow clouds that not only contain snow, but road debris such as rocks and sand. Snow conditions often require that the snowplow driver stop City employees and back up before continuing; this can create a potential accident when efforts to keep you moving, vehicles follow too closely. comfortable d• Do not park vehicles in the street during snowplowing activities or overnight the snowy winter season. between 2 am -6 am. Vehicles obstructing snow plowing activities may be towed. Thank you for your courtesy • Please remove unauthorized obstructions from the boulevard area. Items and patience. such as landscape rocks, sprinkler systems, fences, bollards, timbers, shrubs, retaining walls, gardens, and large permanent mailbox installations To r epo rt (constructed of concrete, brick, wood, etc.) are not allowed on the boulevard- pl ea s e the area 10 -15 feet back from the edge of the street. The boulevard is reserved for snow storage and utility placements. Not only can snow plow equipment Public be damaged from contact with boulevard obstructions, objects in the 7 AM to 3:30 PM boulevard may be damaged during winter snowplowing operations when they are struck by heavy snow and ice or snowplowing equipment. The City does Monday-Friday 569-3380 not repair or replace unauthorized items damaged in the boulevard. Although plugged driveways are unavoidable side effects of snow plowing After-Hours Emergency: activities, waiting until the street is fully plowed and shoveling and piling snow in the same direction of the snow plowing may help reduce the frustration of shoveling twice. j Im Census Questionnaires To Be Delivered City of Brooklyn Center in February & March 2010 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 -2199 www,citVofbrooklyncenter.org In 2010, a census will be taken in the U.S as mandated by e -mail: info @ ci.brooklyn - center.mn.us the U.S. Constitution. Households will receive census City Hall (763) 569 -3300 questionnaires by mail or delivery in February and March Job Information Line (763) 569 - 3307 of 2010. Throughout April and July, census takers will visit Persons with hearing or speech impairment are served by the MN Relay Service 711 (TTYNoice) households that did not complete and mail back the questionnaires. Council Members Mayor Tim Willson Voicemail: (763) 569 -3450 Data collected from the census is used to allocate e -mail: mayorwillson @ ci.brooklyn- center.mn.us congressional seats, determine what type of and where to Councilmember Kay Lasman provide community services, and determines distribution Voicemail: (763) 569 -3448 of more than $300 billion in federal funding to state and e -mail: councilmemberlasman @ ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us tribal governments. Councilmember Tim Roche Voicemail: (763) 569 -3447 e -mail: councilmemberroche @ci.brooklyn - center.mn.us What You Should Know About the Census Councilmember Dan Ryan ♦ Personal information you share during the census is Voicemail: (763) 569 -3445 protected by Federal law and not made public. e -mail: councilmemberryan @ ci.brooklyn - center.mn.us Councilmember Mark Yelich ♦ The 2010 Census is the shortest it's ever been since Voicemail: (763) 569 -3444 1790. It will only take 10 e -mail: councilmemberyelich @ ci.brooklyn - center.mn.us minutes to complete! osliTS IN City Manager ♦ Everyone living in the United A -,`' Curt Boganey States should be counted - W (763) 569 -3300 > regardless of legal status. City Council Meetings Citizenship Status will not be �► p City Council Regular Session meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7 p.m. asked on the Census Form. sus 2 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. City Council Work Sessions are held immediately following the Celebrating Ethnicity Regular Session City Council meetings. February is African - American History Month City Council meetings are broadcast live on cable Channel 16. Replays shown Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 2:30 a.m. Nearly 16% of Brooklyn Center's population reported as and 10:30 a.m. You may also watch City Council meetings on -line on Black or African American in Census 2000. Black History demand at your convenience through a link on the City website. Month has been celebrated since 1976, thanks to the Call City Hall to verify meeting dates (763) 569 -3300 or visit the efforts of African - American historian Dr. Carter G. City's web site at www.citvofbrookIVncenter.org Woodson. We want to hear from you. Ifyou have important The President of the United States of America annually community news, an interesting story or ideas to proclaims February as National African American History share, please contact City Hall at (763)//569 -3300. Month and encourages all citizens to gain awareness of Printed on Recycled Paper �`✓� and appreciation for African - American history. ° o Oo p 0 o Oo p O° o � o � Z010 0 0 0 0 0 0 CO) � O ° INWIN () o o ?a 7"1 O 0 0 o O a o o 0 0 ° o O O � O Q C) ° ° p O o � o D O 0 0 Oo ° O o O ° ° 0 O O oo O 0 INSIDE THIS OWN O Q Q Adult Activities ................ 14 -19 O O Community Tripsters....... 20 -21 Q O Boomers & Beyond.......... 21 -23 O Youth Activities ............... 24 -25 O O Community Bulletin Board 26 -27 O Q Class Locations .............. 26 O Adaptive Recreation........ 28 Aquatic Activities ............. 29 -31 o O ° Pooltastic Fun ................... 32 O Pool Hours & Rates....... 33 ° O General Information ....... 34 O O Registration Information.. 35 O p o o O Brooklyn Center Community Activities, Recreation & Services Department 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center MN 55430 763 -569 -3400 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org SilverSneakers® Fitness Program Open House Monday, January 11, 10:00 AM —NOON Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway All Medicare eligible persons are invited to the Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program Open House, showcasing the nation's leading exercise program designed especially for older adults. Facility tours of the Olympic Size Pool and Exercise Room Meet staff, gather information and refreshments 10:30 a.m. - SilverSneakers® Muscular Strength and Range of Movement Class 11:30 a.m. - SilverSneakers® YogaStretch Class Classes, information, tours, prize drawing and refreshments are all part of the fun! SilverSneakers® Fitness Program classes and use of the Brooklyn Center Community Center pool, exercise room and sauna are offered at no cost to eligible members with a qualifying health plan. Those not eligible for SilverSneakers® may attend the open house. To find out if your health plan qualifies or for additional information, please call Kathy at 763 -569 -3405. SilverSneakers(t Parfi ants Healthways p Sneaker's® please register at community center! Fitness Program Qnfin SILVERSNEAKERSO — SilverSplash® e SILVERSNEAKERSO — Cardio Circuit Activate your aqua urge for variety! SilverSplash offers = Combine fun and fitness to increase your cardiovascular LOTS of fun and shallow water moves to improve and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. No swimming workout. Upper body strength work using hand -held weights, ability is required, and a special SilverSneakers® kickboard is elastic tubing with handles, and a ball is alternated with non- used to develop strength, balance and coordination. Registration impact aerobic choreography. A chair is offered for support, Fee $28.80/10 Sessions; no charge SilverSneakers® participant. head to toe stretching, and complete relaxation in a comfortable Classes 50 min. position. Registration Fee $28.80/10 Sessions; no charge Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # SilverSneakers® participant. Classes 50 min. Instructor Vicki. Thurs. Jan. 7 10:45 a.m. CC Jean 12300 Day Begins Time Location Activity # Tues. Jan. 12 10:30 a.m. CC LeVon 12301 Fri. Jan. 8 1:30 p.m. CC 12304 Qnhile SILVERSNEAKERSO — Muscular Strength & Range of Movement � SILVERSNEAKERSO — YogaStretch Have fun and move to the music through a variety of YogaStretch will move your whole body through a exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair movement, and activity for daily living skills. Hand -held support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of resistance; and a chair is used for seated and/or standing movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation support. Registration Fee $28.80/10 Sessions; no charge will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Registration SilverSneakers® participant. Classes 50 min. Instructor Bev. Fee $28.80/10 Sessions; no charge SilverSneakers® participant. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Classes 50 min. Instructor Mary Jane. Mon. Jan. 11 10:30 a.m. CC 12302 Day Begins Time Location Activity # Thurs. Jan. 14 9:30 a.m. CC 12303 Mon. Jan. 11 3:30 p.m. CC 12305 www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org 14 Recreation Brochure Adult Activities continued Qnline AQUA EXERCISE 2— SENIOR � Onhe AQUA EXERCISE — This class is for persons who are ready to �� DEEP WATER WORKOUT take their water exercise workout to the \ � If you are looking for a different experience in water next level. Water buoys and unique variations zi2� � � exercise, try this class! Using a floatation device, the instructor using the noodle are all part of the challenge. combines aerobic exercise, strength training, sculpting and You are encouraged to participate in the water jogging for an excellent over all body workout! Class is intensity level that works for you! Registration Fee $28.80/10 designed for all fitness levels and can be easily modified for a Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor LeVon. lower or higher intensity workout. Swimming skills are not Day Begins Time Location Activity # required but participants should be comfortable in deep water. Fri. Jan. 8 9:45 a.m. CC 12306 Floatation belts and noodles are furnished. Seniors may register for AQUA EXERCISE ;y Monday morning Activity #12313 Online Q for $28.80; senior fee not available Water power! Join this invigorating high - energy class, online. Kathy Jo and Jean will team which includes a warm up, cardio and full body toning. - teach Monday evening. Registration You are encouraged to participate in the intensity level that Fee $31.50/10 Sessions. Classes 50 suits you best. It's 50 minutes of pure aqua aerobic fun! min. Seniors may register in Tuesday #12310 and Thursday Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # #12307 for $28.80; senior fee not available online. Kathy Jo Mon. Jan. 11 9:30 a.m. CC Jean 12313 and Jean will team teach Monday evening. Registration Fee Mon. Jan. 11 7:00 p.m. CC K/J 12314 $31.50/10 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Thurs. Jan. 7 9:45 a.m. CC Jean 12307 Sat. Jan. 9 8:00 a.m. CC Jean 12308 Qnhm ARTHRITIS WATER EXERCISE Mon. Jan. 11 6:00 p.m. CC K/J 12309 Joining a water exercise class gives you opportunity to Tues. Jan. 12 9:30 a.m. CC LeVon 12310 exercise in warm water with guidance from a trained Arthritis Foundation instructor. Participating can help decrease pain & stiffness. Class concentrates on walking, warm -ups, range of motion of all major joints & low- impact exercises. Qnhe AQUA SHALLOW & DEEP WATER COMBO Questions, call at Kathy 763 - 569 - 3405. Classes 50 min. Our "combo" class combines warm up, stretching, Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # aerobic exercise and strength training for a full body Classes once a week, $30.00/10 Sessions workout. The class is designed for all Mon. Jan. 11 10:30 a.m. CC Jean 12315 fitness levels and can be easily modified Wed. Jan. 13 6:30 p.m. CC Heidi 12316 for a lower or higher intensity workout. Classes once a week, $27.00/9 Sessions Seniors may register for Wednesday Wed. Jan. 20 9:45 a.m. CC Vicki 12317 evening #12311 for $28.80 and Wednesday morning Activity #12312 for $26.00; senior fee not available online. Classes 50 min. Qifine "PRENATAL & POSTPARTUM Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # WATER EXERCISE N �z Classes once a week, $31.50/10 Sessions "Women not pregnant who are Wed. Jan. 13 7:25 p.m. CC Heidi 12311 overweight, have injuries or need post -op exercise Classes once a week, $28.50/9 Sessions are invited to participate. Check out this small Wed. Jan. 20 8:45 a.m. CC Vicki 12312 group class taught by a registered nurse. No swimming skills needed since these easy to follow exercises are performed in chest deep water. It is designed to POOL ACCESS have you cushioned and supported in the water while providing Brooklyn Center Community Center a cardio and strength workout. You will love the soothing effect of the water! If you have just had a baby, the class jump starts Pool features a full ramp with handrail to provide complete the drive to get back in shape at the right pace. All participants access to persons in wheelchairs and/or with physical new to exercise should consult with their doctor before limitations. Ramp is located in the shallow end. beginning an exercise program. If you are pregnant or less than 12 weeks postpartum, a signed health care provider release form is required. The form is available online at www.ci�ofbrooklyncenter.or� or by calling 763 -569 -3405. Chlorine treated water CAN The class is ongoing; new participants may join at any time. discolor swimsuits; Registration Fee $30.00/10 Session pass. Classes 50 min. sorry, we are not responsible. Instructor Sue. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. Jan. 11 6:15 p.m. CC 12318 Recreation Brochure 15 www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org Adult Activities continued Qnae STRENGTH TRAINING == a CARDIO COMBO — SATURDAY "Strong women & men stay young." Age Come alone, meet new people, make an exercise date 30 or 90, fit or unfit, this program can with a friend or make it a family affair. This low impact build bone density, lose weight, gain strength & great cardio workout class offers a variety of exercises used to energy. Basic exercises using weights are geared challenge all fitness levels. You are encouraged to participate in to individual ability & can put you in the shape the intensity level that suits you best. There will be a 10 minute needed for a healthier & more active lifestyle. warm -up, 20 minutes of low impact aerobics, 10 minutes of Authorities claim strength training can decrease step, (for persons unable to do step, the same patterns may be risk for diabetes, heart disease & osteoporosis. done on the floor during this segment) followed by cool down Hand held weights are available or if you own weights, you and strength training. Registration Fee $31.50/10 Sessions. may bring them. Join this class for an energy overhaul! Classes 50 minutes. Instructor Stephanie. Registration Fee $28.80/10 Sessions. Classes 50 minutes. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Instructor Bev. Sat. Jan. 23 8:30 a.m. CC 12323 Day Begins Time Location Activity # Thurs. Jan. 14 10:30 a.m. CC 12319 AEROBICS —LOW IMPACT CARDIO —FOR WOMEN High energy, low impact! As you move to music, QdDe STRENGTH TRAINING, BACK & "ABS" — increase your endurance level and burn fat. Fun easy -to -learn FOR WOMEN combinations suitable for all levels. LeVon will get you See class description above. This class includes weekly moving! Registration Fee $31.50/10 Sessions. Classes 50 "AB" workout & specific strength training exercises for lower minutes. Instructor LeVon. back. Registration Fee $32.00/10 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Instructor Vicki. Tues. Jan. 12 7:15 p.m. CC 12324 Day Begins Time Location Activity # Qldke HATHA BEGINNING YOGA Mon. Jan. 11 6:15 p.m. CC 12320 . There are many benefits to Yoga including improved muscular strength, flexibility and stress reduction. This class is designed to give the student an understanding of yoga basics. The CIRCUIT TRAINING instructor will start with simple poses that stretch your shoulder Learn proper use of Circuit Training equipment muscles, spine, lower back, hips and groin. You will leave in a small class atmosphere. refreshed, calm and relaxed. Bring a towel and water bottle. We meet in the Circuit training area of the exercise room. Registration Fee $31.50/10 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor Seepage 18 for complete class description. Mary Jane. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. Jan. 11 7:25 p.m. CC 12325 Thurs. Jan. 21 5:00 p.m. CC 12326 Thurs. Jan. 21 6:05 p.m. CC 12327 Qnhe AEROBIC FITNESS AND FUN FOR 65+ e HATHA ADVANCED BEGINNING YOGA Think about starting the day in this fun class! Bev is an This class is recommended for persons with past yoga inspiring instructor who knows how to keep you experience who are capable of executing the basic poses. 7A motivated with a variety of exercises. This morning During the course, new poses will be added for those seeking a program emphasizes energizing routines designed more challenging yoga experience. Registration Fee $31.50/10 to improve strength, flexibility and endurance at a Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor Mary Jane. level safe and comfortable for you. This class is Day Begins Time Location Activity # directed towards individuals 65 years and older. Mon. Jan. 11 5:00 p.m. CC 12328 Come join us! Registration Fee $28.80/10 Sessions. ' e BASIC BELLY DANCING Classes 50 minutes. Instructor Bev. Day Begins Time Location Activity # . Middle Eastern dance is a dance Mon. Jan. 11 9:30 a.m. CC 12321 that people do for fun at social gatherings, parties, and weddings in the Middle East. Here is a chance for women Qdne MAT PILATES of any age, size, or fitness level to Pilates is a body sculpting system experience this beautiful form of ancient dance. We will learn utilizing gentle "non jarring" total body basic belly dance moves and by the end of the session, we will exercises and proper breathing techniques. put them into a simple short choreography. Wear comfortable Improve your health, posture, body clothes and, if you like, bring a scarf or wrap to tie around your composition. Registration Fee $31.50/10 hips. The instructor will also have a limited number of hip Sessions. Classes 50 minutes. Instructor LeVon. Wraps for use during class. Registration Fee $15.0015 Sessions. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Classes 50 min. Instructor Stephanie. Tues. Jan. 12 6:15 p.m. CC 12322 Day Begins Time Location Activity # Sat. Jan. 23 9:30 a.m. CC 12329 www.cityoJbrooklyncenter.org 16 Recreation Brochure Adult Activities continued BODY FAT TESTING & FITNESS ANALYSIS FITNESS, CARDIO & AEROBIC CLASSES With infrared light & computer, your body fat is 0 All classes coed except Strength Training, Back & measured within 1% accuracy! EASY! (Its like having "Abs" for Women & Aerobics for Women. blood pressure taken.) Body fat is a more telling measure of . Some class cancellations are noted in class descriptions. health and future quality of life than weight and height alone. Any additional changes will be noted on the fitness Less body fat means less risk for degenerative diseases (joint, calendars available from instructor and at the heart, back injury, diabetes, stroke.) The computer analyzes community center service desk. You may also call 763 - your test results and sets a weekly goal for weight & /or body fat 569 -3400. Classes are added at the end of a session to reduction with specific caloric intake and exercise amounts. cover these cancellations. The consultation is with an R.N. who, after individual testing, will provide group instruction for practical lifestyle changes. If you are new to exercise, this provides a baseline to measure STRETCH/TONE /CARDIO/ your future progress. If you are a seasoned exerciser and weight ISOMETRIC LOW IMPACT manager, you will learn if you have achieved numbers in the excellent range of health and fitness. Max 3. Approximately 1 ALL -IN -ONE CLASS� hour, 15 min. Additional times may be arranged for interested Resistance bands to tone and stretch all INUE participants. Call 763 -569 -3405. Registration Fee $11.5011 the muscle groups will be used for half Session. the class while getting a 2 -mile walk for a Day Date Time Location Activity # cardio workout. Hand held weights will Wed. Jan. 13 7:20 p.m. CC 12330 be used the other half of the class for additional strengthening. Wed. Jan. 20 7:20 p.m. CC 12331 Isometric exercise will be incorporated throughout class. This fun class is designed to efficiently get it "all -in -one " session and the upbeat music and group energy will increase your strength and endurance. While suitable for beginner and intermediate exercisers, advanced exercisers can use stronger resistance bands and heavier weights. Bands provided. If you own hand held weights, bring them. Otherwise, wait until after first class before making a purchase. Sue's enthusiasm will get you moving! Registration Fee $32.00/10 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Instructor Sue. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Wed. Jan. 13 6:15 p.m. CC 12332 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 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 March, 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 12333 12 Classes $49.50 12338 10 Classes $37.00 12334 10 Classes $41.25 12339 8 Classes $29.50 12335 8 Classes $33.00 12340 5 Classes $18.50 12336 5 Classes $20.50 12341 1 Class $4.00 12337 1 Class $4.25 12342 ** *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. Recreation Brochure 17 www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org Adult Activities continued Qnbe CIRCUIT TRAINING PERSONAL TRAINING Want a fun, fast paced way to lose weight, tone muscles Your complimentary personal consultation includes: and get stronger? Want to meet new people? If so, this Par- Q/Health History Evaluation, Needs Analysis! class is for you. We will meet in the Circuit training area of the Functional Strength Assessment! exercise room. Warm up, instruction and use of circuit Goal Setting! equipment and cool down will be the class format. Great for beginners to the more experienced exerciser. Registration Fee To schedule your complimentary appointment or $42.00/10 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Instructor Jessi. for more information, call 763 -569 -3405. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Thurs. Jan. 7 6:00 p.m. CC 12343 NEW YEAR SPECIAL -BUY TWO, GET ONE FREE During the month of January and February, purchase two one hour personal training sessions BASIC EXERCISE ROOM ORIENTATION for $92.00 and receive the third session free. A COMMUNITY CENTER EXERCISE ROOM $46.00 value! (Take advantage of this great deal to r r fitness equipment UP your current program or to get a fresh start p p Learn o e tness e u e nt u q p techniques q for a safe & in 2010!) effective workout. This is a basic walk through of all fitness equipment to help you understand how to use each machine FEES FOR ADDITIONAL SESSIONS correctly. A fitness specialist will assist you on the proper use and correct form. This is not an individual program design Each session is 1 hour. Sessions are available by appointment. session. Free for members or patrons who have paid the $4.50 These prepaid sessions are valid for one month after your daily general admission. The $10 reservation fee refundable projected final workout session. upon completion of orientation or cancellation 48 hours in advance of appointment. Appointments are available during the # of Sessions Fee Activity # week including weekends. Please allow approximately 45 -60 minutes. Call 763 -569 -3400 for an appointment. 2 Sessions $92.00 12344 6 Sessions $264.00 12345 EXERCISE ROOM 12 Sessions $504.00 12346 The exercise room, located on the upper level of the community center, offers complete fitness equipment for cardiovascular & strength conditioning. Minimum age 15. Shirts & tennis Fquali RSNEAKERSO FITNESS PROGRAM shoes required in the Exercise Room. Seepage 33 for hours. akers® Fitness Program paricipants are Circuit Training Equipment work out in our exercise room, swim and use Fit Express Hip Abduction/Adduction a at no cost to eligible members with a Fit Express Abdominal/Low Back g health plan. Participants may join at any Fit Express Pectoral/Deltoid me to our open house on January 11; see page Fit Express Shoulder Press/Pull Down Kathy at 763 569 -3405 for information. Fit Express Leg Extension/Leg Curl You can get started today! Fit Express Squat Fit Express Lift Task Fit Express Chest Row Fit Express Bicep/Tricep Fitness Technology Rotary Torso Precor Stretch Trainer Qnbe ABOUT BOAT SAFETY There is a lot more to boating Cardiovascular Equipment than just buying a boat! This Life Fitness Treadmills — 4 course teaches the basics of boating Life Fitness Elliptical Cross Trainers — 4 safety. A great class for families as Precore Elliptical — 1 well as individuals. (Minimum age 12 .) According to the U.S. Star Trac Recumbent Bikes — 2 Coast Guard, about 80 percent of all boating fatalities occurred Life Fitness Stair Climbers — 2 on boats where the operator had not completed a boating safety Stair Master Free Climber — 1 education course. Take this class and keep you and your passengers safe! Your insurance company may offer a discount Strength Strength Trainin2Equipment for successful completion of this course. Bring a bag lunch. Life Fitness Leg Press /Calf Raise; Life Fitness Leg Curl/Leg Vending machines on site have light snacks and beverages. Extension; Life Fitness Multi- chest; Life Fitness Bicep/Triceps; Registration Fee $40.00/1 Session includes the course book. Life Fitness "Smith" Machine; Life Fitness Cable Class 8 hours. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors. Crossover; Cybex Abdominal; Dumbbells; Day Date Time Location Activity # Life Fitness Lat Pull Down/Low Row Sat. May 18:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m. CC 12347 www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org 18 Recreation Brochure Adult Activities continued It POTTERY — BEGINNING AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM This class is designed to teach the basic Registrations accepted immediately! skills of throwing and hand building. The community center offers a unique opportunity to Fee - AARP Members $12 & Non - members $14. practice your new skills by including in the registration fee 25 Membership information, call 1- 888 - 687 -2277. lbs. clay for projects, unlimited practice time outside of class, glazes, firing fees and tax. (Additional clay is $41.45, which This classroom training program is designed includes 25 lbs., glazes, firing & tax.) Bring a work shirt to the to help persons 55 and older improve their first class. Instructor will teach 7 weeks. Students will work driving skills while teaching them how to independently one week during class time. Registration Fee m m avoid accidents & traffic violations. $109.00/8 Sessions. Classes 2Y2 hours. Instructor Chad. ° Instructors are trained volunteers. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Tues. Jan. 12 6:30 p.m. CC 12348 Four Hour Refresher — For persons who have completed the C POTTERY — INTERMEDIATE /ADVANCED eight hour mature driving course within the preceding three years. Designed for advanced students who are proficient in DATE DAY TIME throwing, hand building and glazing. The instructor will January 6 Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. be in the lab three times during the eight -week session. This is February 3 Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. an ideal format for participants who want to work April 7 Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. independently yet need some instruction either in o \ e new techniques or with problem solving. Participants REGISTRATION INFORMATION with less than 4 years experience may register at the Register at Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle discretion of the instructor. Registration fee includes Creek Parkway. Questions, call 763 -569 -3400. If the class is 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, firing and tax. For heavy full, we will put you on the waiting list and call if an opening production, each additional 25 lbs. of clay is $41.45, occurs. Advanced registration required by mail or in which includes glazes, firing & tax. Registration Fee $109.00/8 person; no walk -ins the day of class. Make check or money Sessions. Classes 2Yi hours. Instructor Chad. order payable to AARP. (Cash not accepted.) Day Begins Time Location Activity # Class location - Crossings, 6201 N Lilac Drive, south entry. Mon. Jan. 11 6:30 p.m. CC 12349 Crossing residents may register with the manager, space providing. Thanks to Crossings Management for providing this POTTERY — LAB AND FIRING PRIVILEGES site. Smoking prohibited. For persons who have completed a pottery class at the community center or have had previous experience and are Eight Hour familiar with the equipment. Lab may be used on an unlimited DATES DAYS TIME basis other than class times and students may have pieces fired April 26 & 27 Monday & Tuesday 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the eight -week period. The lab program is designed for individuals who want to work independently. Registration fee For additional class locations in the area, call the AARP office includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, firing and tax. (Additional clay at 952- 858 -9040, Monday –Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. is $41.45, which includes 25 lbs., glazes, firing and tax.) Arrange your own time to work in the lab during the eight BROOKLYN CENTER WOMEN'S CLUB weeks. No instruction. New lab participants are asked to meet with the instructor for an orientation at 6 p.m. on Monday or The club is sponsored by the Brooklyn Center Community Activities, Recreation & Services Tuesday of the first week. Registration Fee $105.65/8 Weeks. ., Day Begins Time Location Activity Department. Meetings are the second Tuesday Week of Jan. 11 To be arranged CC 12350 of the month at 1 p.m. in Constitution Hall of the Brooklyn Center Community Center. The purpose of the organization is to promote social, cultural and civic activities for area women. Annual dues $12. Monthly meetings are informative with e NAVIGATING MEDICARE NEWj entertaining programs. Jan. 12 features Dr. Pamela Paulson Are you thinking of retiring? Are who will talk on women's heart health. Feb. 9, Valentines Day you a family member to someone Celebration with Joe Brough entertaining on the keyboard. who has Medicare coverage? Do you Mar. 9, St. Patrick's Day Tuesday rocks when the Plymouth already have Medicare and want to know what is going on with Rockers, a mixed chorus and ensemble, entertain. Bring a food it? Spend the evening learning about the Medicare adventure. donation for CEAP. Monthly day trips are offered to members; We will discuss Parts A, B and D coverage. This class is an details available at meetings. Jan. 27, to The Old Log to see educational opportunity and not a sales pitch; it is offered in "Radio Gals." Feb. 17, lunch at the Chanhassen followed by the cooperation with Senior Community Services, a non - profit musical "FOOTLOOSE ". March 24 we visit the Hindu Temple agency. Registration Fee $10.00 /1 Session, which covers the in Maple Grove with lunch along the way followed by a tour of cost of the information packets. Class 1 Y2 hours. the University of MN Equine Center. For complete info about Day Date Time Location Activity # the club, call 763 -561 -6208 or check out website at Wed. Feb. 3 6:30 p.m. CC 12351 wwwwww. ci�ofbrooklvicenter .ore/womensclubore/womensclub Recreation Brochure 19 www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org COMMUNITY T 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.citvofbrooklvncenter.or2 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 WVMM fun! ` January 26 — The Coolest Trip of the Year — We're April 14 — Twin Cities Indoor Gardens starting with dessert! Our first stop is Abdallah's Candies in Spring is here! Did you know that Bachman's flagship store on Burnsville where we'll have a brief on -coach welcome then Lyndale Avenue is the site of the original Bachman Family enjoy sampling delicious chocolates and other candies and Farm? Take a 50- minute behind -the- scenes tour of one of the receive discount coupons for purchases. Don't eat too much - largest floral & garden centers in the nation. Over 200,000 Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Program at Brown College is our next square feet of space features a gift area, fresh flowers, an array stop for lunch. This French Cooking School provides an of green & blooming plants, seasonal accents, and a complete excellent three- course lunch dining experience. Upon arrival range of lawn and garden products. After the tour, shop or relax guests will be served the menu students have prepared for the at Patrick's French Caf6 (purchases on your own). Our next day. Our final stop is the St. Paul Winter Carnival, Rice Park garden stop is Como Lakeside Pavilion for a casual luncheon at where we can see snow sculptures and ice carvings. Cost $44/ Black Bear Crossing. Enjoy soup, sandwich, pie & coffee. After person includes Abdallah's stop, three - course lunch, drive lunch, we'll explore the new Visitors Center at the Marjorie around Rice Park, tax, gratuity, motor coach and escort. McNeely Conservatory. Formerly the Como Park Approximate time 10:15 a.m. -3:00 p.m. January 8, Conservatory, it's the largest glass -domed garden in the region registration deadline. Activity #12352. and occupies approximately one -half acre under glass. You can also journey through the Como Zoo or spend time in the Garden February 17 — Chanhassen — FOOTLOOSE Safari Gift Store. Cost $48 /person includes tour, lunch, tax, Based on the hit movie that captured the heart of gratuity, motor coach and escort. Approximate time 9:30 a.m. – America, FOOTLOOSE bursts onto the stage with o 3:00 p.m. March 26, registration deadline. Activity #12355. youthful spirit, dazzling dance scenes and electrifying music. Ren, a teen from Chicago, is ° forced to move in with his mother who lives ma April — St. Croix Casino puritanical, small town. To his shock, dancing is The Turtle Lake Casino has not confirmed their to forbidden! He and his classmates want a senior prom. It doesn't specials for groups for 2010. As soon as this take long to shake up the status quo, and soon the whole class is information becomes available in early February, the on their feet sending the town into a frenzy. This Broadway date will be set and the information will be available. smash -hit musical is filled with heart stopping acrobatics and These trips are open to all adults. A minimum of 40 people is choreography. This exhilarating musical is going to bring down needed for the trip. Pickups offered at the Brooklyn Center the house! Cost $64 /person includes theatre, lunch, tax, Community Center, Crystal Community Center and New Hope gratuity, motor coach and escort. Approximate time 10:30 a.m. - KMart parking lot. Information will be available on our 4:30 p.m. January 25, registration deadline. Activity #12353. website, in the Spare Times and at the Brooklyn Center Community Center. You may also call 763 -569 -3400. March 11 —The Perfect Couple Our destination on this wintery day is lunch in the cozy wine __ _ _ 1&1 191&, 'A,, _ _ _ _ room at Buca Di Beppo in Eden Prairie. Family style menu ; Upcoming Future Trips in 2010 ; featuring mixed green salad with the house dressing, bread, spaghetti with marinara sauce -and chicken parmigiana, ' June 17 – MN Twins in the new stadium! ' beverage and cheesecake. After this wonderful filling lunch, sit back and be entertained with "The Perfect Couple", a musical , June 15, 16 & 17 –North Shore Overnight 000. journey as the couple travels the bumpy and funny road to ' Aug. 31 -Sept. 4 – Mackinac Island ' romance. You'll enjoy a mix of standards, duets, and selections from the heartwarming show "I Do, I Do." Cost $47 /person , Additional trips for June - December are in the ' includes lunch, entertainment, tax, gratuity, motor coach and , planning stages. Watch for information in ' escort. Approximate time 11:00 a.m. 2:30 p.m. January 19, ' upcoming recreation brochures and Spare Times. ' registration deadline. Activity #12354. www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org 20 Recreation Brochure Community Tripsters continued 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 2 nights at the Best Western Superior Inn 1 Coffee and roll stop, 2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 2 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. 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." If you have questions, call Kathy, Program Supervisor at 763 -569 -3405. @ll nUa FREE HELP FOR MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES ° SPARE TIMES is published four to six times a year by the Brooklyn Center Community Activities, Recreation and Brooklyn Center Community Center Services Department. SPARE TIMES No Income Limits is your guide for the latest information on social activities, Confidential, Free Assistance & No Sales! things happening in the community, resources, fun trips, and outings. Give us a call to receive a complimentary issue. If you Second Wednesday of the month would like to receive your copies by mail for one year send $3 January 13, February 10, March 10 to help defray mailing expenses. Please send a check payable to One hour individual appointments at the City of Brooklyn Center along with your name, address, zip 9:00, 10:00 & 11:00 a.m. code and telephone number. Indicate this is for SPARE TIMES. Visa or MasterCard is also accepted. The newsletter Call Kathy 763 -569 -3405 to schedule your appointment. itself is complimentary. If you prefer, you may pick up a copy at the community center or access it on the City's website at Any Medicare beneficiary is eligible for this free service www.cityofbrooklyncenter.or¢ Click on recreation and then which answers any Medicare questions. Boomers & Beyond Activities. We invite you to read SPARE For Example: TIMES and explore what Brooklyn Center has to offer you. . Choosing the best supplement health insurance • Understanding Medicare Part D • Low Income Options SENIOR LINKAGE LINE • Sorting out medical and hospital bills Make your life easier . Medicare coverage for a given service A free telephone information- and - assistance service for senior . Appeals adults and their families. Don't know what to ask? Don't know • Medical assistance what's available? We can help by calling 1- 800 - 333 -2433. You can talk to a person who can help you assess your situation and Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with a introduce you to the resources available in your community. volunteer health insurance counselor from Senior Calls are absolutely free of charge, although there may be a Community Services here at the Brooklyn Center charge for services you are referred to. Calls are answered from Community Center. In addition, caregivers or family 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Some days experience a high members are welcome to schedule an appointment for volume of calls; be prepared to leave your telephone number Medicare beneficiaries. Co- sponsored with area code and a message. Someone will be happy to return with the Brooklyn Center your call as soon as possible. Messages can be left 24 hours a Community Activities, Recreation & day or send an email at senior.linkaae(i ,state.mn.us This is a Services Department. i service of the Minnesota Board on Aging. Recreation Brochure 21 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.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 23. 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 January 20 - Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade: provided. Everyone contributes $1 /week to the kitty, which 25 Years of Memories helps defray the cost for supplies refreshments & prizes. Birthdays are celebrated the I" Wednesday of each month with Loretta Haire has more memories of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade than just dessert. On birthday party Wednesdays everyone except those about anyone in Minnesota. Why? For 25 years celebrating a birthday that month pays $1. The 2 Wednesday c 9 v V9 she helped with the Tournament of Roses is Progressive 500 with prizes for the two top scores, non- Association and for 2 years served as its player and a drawing. The last Wednesday features "Crazy" president. How does a float move from the Progressive 500. If you do not play cards, informal instruction is available from the players. Hosted by design to the construction seen in the parade? What can go volunteers Art and Peggy. Please call Kathy at 763 - 569 -3405. wrong? How are the flowers chosen? These are true stories told by someone who lived, breathed, and delighted in all the aspects of the Tournament of Roses Parade. Be sure to watch this January I! apt February 17 - The Life of a Firefighter b John Owata loves living in Robbinsdale and truly loves his job clu Fa � BROOKLYN as a Robbinsdale Firefighter. Learn what it takes to be a THEME PARTY firefighter: the commitment, the training, the courage, the heart. John will share his experiences from having served Tired of cooking? Would you with the fire department for four years. Hear stories rather spend your time having fun? about fire fighting, rescues, and the friendships Do you like to eat? If you formed by the men and women who bravely do this answered yes, then you are invited to come and work together. enjoy special theme events, hang out with friends and meet new people. Times and dates will vary March 17 - Life's Journey: What is in Your Suitcase? depending on the theme and availability of the On the journey through life, make sure you have packed some entertainers. Delicious meals are planned and of the most important items like a positive attitude, a sense of catered around the theme. humor, a spiritual anchor, a sense of meaning, and adaptability. Everyone is welcome with advanced paid Chuck Tindell, retired Director of Spiritual Care, will entertain reservations. The cost is $7 per event. Information us by challenging us to search through our suitcases to make on the next Theme Party will be published in the sure we are ready for the trip. A special thanks to Chardon Spare Times or on the City's website at Courts for sponsoring today's program and refreshments. www.citvofbrooklvncenter.ore. Or call Kathy at 763 -569 -3405 for more information. If you enjoy reading, join in on our fun drop in book discussions. The group is to, sponsored by the cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal and Robbinsdale and is open to anyone regardless of where they �p live. We meet at Robbinsdale City Hall, MEN'S DROP-IN Lakeview Ave. N from 1 -2:30 p.m., If you are interested in getting together the first Tuesday of the month. informally with other guys, drop in on January 5 - Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts. On February Mondays or Thursdays from Noon -3:30 p.m. 2, we host "Meet the Author" when Kao Kalia Yang is with us. OM Come play Buck Euchre, similar to 500. If Her book is Latehomecomer: A Family Memoir. Signed books you do not play Buck Euchre, informal will be available for purchase. For the author series, there is a instruction by the men is available. $2 admission and refreshments will be provided. For further Participants welcome to start other table games too. The men information on future books that will be read or if you have invite you to stop by the Brooklyn Center Community Center. questions about the monthly discussions, Call Kathy at 763 -569 Hosted by volunteers. Questions, call Roger, 763 -560 -0379 or -3405. New participants are always welcome to any of the Kathy 763 -569 -3405. monthly discussions and "Meet the Author" series. www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org 22 Recreation Brochure Boomers & Beyond Activities continued FIVE CITIES TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM Transportation is offered for persons 60 years and older from apartment complexes and homes. It's More Than Just A Ride! Information & Reservations — Monday - Friday 763 -531 -1259 " Regular Destination Fare: $3.50 per round trip with the 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 banking opportunities are available at some stores. Special Destination Fare: The round trip fare is 2 punches from the pass card or $7 cash. Punch Pass cards for regular & special destinations are available in $14/4 punches or $28/8 punches amounts and may be purchased from the driver with cash or a check payable to First Transit. No one is denied a ride due to the inability to pay the full fare. Please contact Rita for assistance 763 -531 -1274. PRISM EXPRESS TRANSPORTATION •Staff– Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 763 -529 -1252 -Answering Machine – anytime 763 -529 -1252 Leave name, phone number, your address, destination address, including city, date and time of appointment. For residents of Brooklyn Center, Robbinsdale, Crystal, New Hope and Golden Valley. Transportation is provided to medical and dental appointments in these cities. The fare is $5 per round trip or $2.50 one way. FIVE CITIES TRANSPORTATION PROVIDES RIDES FOR SPECIAL DESTINATIONS LISTED ON THIS PAGE Pre - registration required for all special destinations; call 763 -531 -1259 at least one week in advance unless otherwise noted in description. Registration based on a space availability basis. Minimum number of 20 registrations required. The special fare applies, see information above. All other costs listed below are on your own. Please bring cash or credit card as some restaurants do not accept checks. If you are unable to attend after making a reservation, call the 5 Cities office so someone from waitlist can take your place. Bus picks up at Brooklyn Center Community Center with 6 or more people. If the minimum of 6 is not met, participants will be given the choice of a Robbinsdale or Crystal pickup. Home pickups available for BC Brunchers– regular fare applies. vtk� NATURE OF THINGS April 30 – Science Museum of MN – Dead Sea Scrolls – View of the Dead Sea, the lowest body of water in the world at AFTERNOON VIVACE! 1,385 feet below sea level. Experience a once -in -a- lifetime CONCERT SERIES opportunity to witness one of the greatest archaeological finds Vivace means full of life! Enjoy this free concert performed by of the 20th century – The Dead Sea Scrolls, which include the earliest known Biblical writings. These 2,000 year -old, professional musicians at the Landmark Center – January 21. authentic text fragments are steeped in scientific, religious, and After the concert, try lunch or dessert at Anita's Cafe on the cultural significance. The Science Museum's one -of -a -kind main floor of the Landmark Center. Cost on your own. exhibition invites visitors to learn about the science behind The Approximate time 10:35 a.m. -3:15 p.m. Dead Sea Scrolls, and to reflect upon their significance. Cost is $26 /person includes admission to Omnifilm, Arabia, Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition and regular exhibits; lunch is on your own. Register by April 15 at New Hope Parks and Recreation, 763 - WITH SENIORS IN MIND 531 - 5151. Approximate time 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit the MN History Center in St. Paul for a special free interesting ►� �� program on March 9 - Minnesota's State Parks. Take an armchair tour of Minnesota's treasured system of state parks (66 to be exact) captured through the lens of BC BRUNCHERS Join the "bunch" for an early lunch at local area photographer Doug Ohman and pen of writer Chris Niskenen. Each chronicled the sights, sounds and experiences of estaurants every other month. Home pickups Minnesota's prairies and forests, lakes and rivers, bison and available; time approximately 10:30 a.m. lady's slippers exploring the parks through the eyes of rangers, Individual checks including tax and gratuity will be available for our "bunch." A great time to get naturalists and long time users. The result is a published book together to relax &visit with old acquaintances or by the Minnesota Historical Society Press that is an invitation to see Minnesota's natural world at its best. There will be time meet new. Watch for updates on transportation to visit the museum store or tour the exhibits. For the exhibits, schedules or call 763 -569 -3405. Regular destination fare applies -one punch pass or $4 there is a $6 fee. Bring a bag lunch or visit their Cafe MN. cash. Approximate time 9:15 a.m. 2:15 p.m. Recreation Brochure 23 www.citygfbrooklyncenter.org GYMNASTICS PROGRAM The Brooklyn Center Gymnastics Program has been developed using a skill progression of classes designed to provide participants a safe, comfortable advancement in gymnastics. Most students participate in a class 2 -3 times before progressing to the next level. Children's classes, including gymnastics, are conducted more smoothly when not being observed by parents. Children, as well as adults, need to spend time interacting with their peers in a recreation setting. Parents are welcome to attend the last 15 minutes of the last day of class for a short demonstration. If you have questions about where to place your child, call Sue at 763 -569 -3406. Classes are held in the west gym at Park Center High School, 7300 Brooklyn Blvd. (Enter on Noble Ave.) A map will be sent with a parent letter a few days before class begins. Qnbne GYMNASTICS a GYMNASTICS Qnfine GYMNASTICS NZ PRESCHOOL GIRLS BEGINNING GIRLS INTERMEDIATE For boys & girls ages 4 -5. A For girls ages 6 -11 who have had For girls ages 6 -11 who have great opportunity to learn basic balance, little or no gymnastics experience. Learn either passed Girls Beginning or can do coordination and motor skills in a fun basic tumbling skills such as rolls, the following skills: Tumbling - forward setting. Children will be taught tumbling cartwheels, walkovers and headstands. and backward roll, cartwheel, headstand; skills, including forward & backward Simple skills on the beam, vault and Beam - walk forward and back, front rolls, cartwheels and headstands and uneven bars will also be taught. support and mount, squat turn, forward introduced to the balance beam, uneven Registration Fee $35.50/8 Sessions. roll; Vault - straddle, hip squat; Bars - bars and vault. Ratio 8 students/ Classes 1 hour. back hip circle, single leg cut, pull over instructor. Registration Fee $34.00/8 Day Begins Time Activity # to front support. Registration Fee Sessions. Classes 45 min. Sat. March 13 10:40 a.m. 12362 $35.50/8 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Day Begins Time Activity # Thurs. March 18 7:20 p.m. 12363 Day Begins Time Activity # Sat. March 13 9:50 a.m. 12360 Sat. March 13 11:45 a.m. 12364 Thurs. March 18 6:30 p.m. 12361 Online TAEKWONDO FOR KIDS For ages 5 -13. This program is structured to teach children the _ understanding of respect and discipline while learning basic Taekwondo (Korean Karate). Uniform is not required. Loose fitting .� clothing is acceptable. Classes offered are for beginner and advanced level and will be held SKATING RINKS at the community center. Instructors are from Skating season generally runs from December 15- February 15. World Taekwondo Academy in Osseo. Registration Fee Season could be earlier or later depending on weather $45.00/6 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. conditions. Warming houses and rinks may close in inclement Day Begins Time Location Activity # weather. Thurs. Jan. 28 6:30 p.m. CC 12365 Thurs. March 11 6:30 p.m. CC 12366 Locations With Warming Houses The following rinks with warming houses will be open Monday - Friday from 4 -9 p.m., Saturday 1 -9 p.m. and Sunday 1 -5 p.m. Weekday holiday hours will be 1 -9 p.m. For a Y recorded message about warming house closings due to inclement weather conditions, please call 763 -569 -3442. Central West Park, 63 & Brooklyn Drive P Evergreen Park, 72 °d &Bryant Avenue Locations Without Warming Houses The ice on these rinks will be maintained only. WIRELESS INTERNET SERVICE No supervision. The Community Center provides wireless Bellvue Park, 55 & Aldrich Avenue internet service for our patrons. For example, if Grandview Park, 59 Humboldt Avenue your child is swimming or taking lessons, you Kylawn Park, 61 & Kyle Avenue are welcome to bring your laptop and use our Northport Park, 55 & Sailor Lane complimentary wireless internet service. For information West Palmer Park, 72 °d & Palmer Lake Drive on how to connect, stop at our customer service counter. Willow Lane Park, 69 & Orchard Avenue www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org 24 Recreation Brochure Youth Activities continued BROOKLYN CENTER LITTLE LEAGUE Sian-Up Dates - Saturdays, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, March 6 from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. and Thursday, March 11, 6 -8 p.m. at Brooklyn Center Community Center. AMERICAN LITTLE LEAGUE Questions, call Teresa at 763 -537 -6585. BROOKLYN CENTER T -Ball Ages 5 -7; Baseball Ages 7 -12 - Participant's birthdate must be between May 1, 1997 and April 30, 2004. League age RECREATION is determined by your age on April 30 of the current year. Bring to registration: Medical information, proof of residence, birth PREVIEW OF SUMMER certificate, and three checks (one for registration, uniform INSTRUCTIONAL deposit and volunteer deposit.) Boundaries Include The Following Schools - Birch Grove, SPORTS PROGRAMS Crestview, Edinbrook, Evergreen Park, Fair Oaks, Garden City, Jackson Middle, Monroe, Oxbow (south of 109), Palmer Lake, No Tryouts! Park Brook, Riverview, Woodland and Zanewood. (Boundary Everyone Plays! map available at registration.) Registration Fees - Baseball first child $95, $65 each additional child; T -ball $30. Online registration $85 first child, ♦ T- BALL — PRESCHOOL $65 each additional child, $30 T -ball. Online registration ♦ T -BALL available immediately at www.eteamz.com/BCALL. Online ♦ SOFTBALL — "KIDS" registration must drop off volunteer & uniform deposits at one INTRODUCTION of the walk -in registrations. ♦ SOFTBALL—­JUNIOR SOFTBALL NATIONAL LITTLE LEAGUE ♦ SOFTBALL Questions, call Penny at 763 - 561- 5861Bob at 763 -442 -3668. T -Ball Ages 5 -7; Baseball Ages 7 -12 - Boys & girls ages 5 -12 Meets Mondays & Wednesdays with birthdates between May 1, 1997 and April 30, 2004. beginning in June. Boundaries - Brooklyn Center residents attending Earle Brown, Northport, Lakeview and 6"' graders attending Sandburg Middle School. Minneapolis residents living 53` Ave N south to Dowling Ave., Mississippi River west to Penn Ave. ♦ SOCCER — LITTLE KICKERS Registration Fees - Baseball ages 7 -12 $75 first child, $50 ♦ SOCCER— KICKIN' KIDS 1 each additional child living in the same household; T -Ball $30 first child, $20 each additional child living in the same ♦ SOCCER— KICKIN' KIDS II household; If it is your first time registering in the National ♦ SOCCER Little League program, birth certificate required. Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays "CHALLENGER CUBS" Baseball for Special Needs beginning in June. Challenger is for boys & girls ages 5 -18 who are mentally or physically disabled. The Buddy system is used to help with throwing, batting, running the bases and other help. Program Complete information will be held Monday nights, 6:30 -8:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn Center available in the National Little League fields. For information on becoming a Spring Recreation Brochure, player or a buddy, contact Bob or Sandy at 763 -566 -4347. which will be delivered to homes beginning February 13! BROOKLYN AREA BABE RUTH BASEBALL Sign -Up Dates for 13 -15 years old - Saturdays, February 6 & f Re g istration or 20 from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. at Brooklyn Center Community Center or at Brooklyn Park Community youth sports programs Center on Thursday, February 11 and Tuesday, begins February 24. February 16 from 7 -9 p.m. Questions: City and House Leagues -Phil 763 - 496 -1894; Travel Leagues -Tony 763- 286 -9211; Senior Leagues -Steve 763 -566 -8966; General Info -Jim 763 -566 -9026. See www.eteamz.com/babr for fees. Senior baseball, see website for registration information. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL, see website - $60/ Player, $100/Family from December 30 to February 3. All players new to Brooklyn Area Babe Ruth Baseball, bring along birth certificate. Recreation Brochure 25 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD PROGRAM & CLASS LOCATIONS TARGET CENTER & XCEL ENERGY EVENTS CC = Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Qnhe Get tickets for these great events! The Cities of Brooklyn PCHS = Park Center High School, 7300 Brooklyn Blvd Center, Crystal, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale and New The Crossings/Brookwood, 6201 N Lilac Dr Hope have joined together to offer great ticket deals for these upcoming events. Reserved group tickets are available for children and adults of all ages! Tickets may be ordered immediately online at www.citvofbrooklycenter.ore or over COMMUNITY CENTER FACILITY RENTALS the phone with Visa or MasterCard by calling 763 - Brooklyn Center Community Center is a smoke free building 3400. Tickets are on a first come basis; see individual deadline and alcohol is not permitted. Two rooms are available for a dates. A minimum number of tickets need to be sold to ensure variety of functions. To fmd out more about fees and this group rate. If this minimum is not met, you will be availability, call Jeannine at 763 -569 -3470. Rooms available contacted. (In past years, minimum has always been met.) Monday through Saturday. (Rentals not available on Sundays.) Ticket Pick -Up: Approximately 7 days before performance Room set -up, including tables and chairs are included in the date, you will be notified when tickets arrive at the Brooklyn rental fee. The Community Center provides wireless internet Center Community Center. Participants provide their own service for our patrons. For information on how to connect, transportation. Please arrive for events'' /2 hour early. please stop at our customer service counter. Target Center — Sesame Street Live! Sat. Jan. 16 — Imagine singing & dancing - - -. - -- with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all f your favorite Sesame Street friends! You'll be transported to faraway places as Ernie n1O91 a— - captains the high seas, Elmo dances to the rhythm of the African rainforest and Bert meets an octopus who has the blues. It's easy as counting "1 -2- 3 Imagine!" Age 1 & older need ticket. Cost $17 /person for lower level reserved seating. Showtime 10:30 a.m. Dec. 21, Constitution Hall reservation deadline. Activity #12357. Constitution Hall is available for business and non - profit group meetings and private functions. This room is a great place to Xcel Center — The World's Toughest Rodeo® host a family reunion, wedding reception, shower, graduation Sat. Jan 30 —Hang onto your cowboy hats! or anniversary party. Room set -up and P.A. system are The World's Toughest Rodeo® is coming back included in the rental fee. This unique room can accommodate to St. Paul's Xcel Center ... from barrels to up to 192 persons with banquet style seating and 250 for broncs; this is a colorful, fun spectacle families theater style. will always remember. Age 2 & older need a ticket. Cost $19 adults, $14 youth ages 12 and under for reserved seating. Showtime 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6, reservation deadline. Activity #12358. Xcel Center — Smucker's Stars on Ice Sun. May 9 — Fresh off the ice in Vancouver, the Olympic Medalists will bring the excitement of their performances directly to you! The Smucker's Stars on Ice tour captures their spirit as it visits cities across the USA. Don't miss your chance to experience this magical combination of the Philip Q. Cohen Community Room world's best skaters and the energy of live The Cohen Community Room is located on the upper level of entertainment. Ages 2 and older need a ticket. the community center and is available for small group Cost $20 /person for reserved seating. Showtime functions. (Access to this level is by elevator or stairs.) Room 4:00 p.m. April 14, reservation deadline. capacity for theatre style seating is 70, classroom style at 30 Activity #12359. and banquet style 50. BLO PR ESSURE SCREENING - FREE Photographs of the banquet facilities are available on the city's West Fire Station website at www.citvofbrooklvncenter.or� Click on 6 250 Brooklyn Blvd. Community Center and select Facility Rental Information. Also Tues , , , I I I available online is a facility rental inquiry form. Please fill out Satur S II 8: the form and click the submit button. A staff member will contact you with room availability. Availability depends on res www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org 26 Recreation Brochure Community Bulletin Board continued — — - — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 28 Annual Brooklyn Center EARLE BROWN DAYS FESTIVAL June 24 -26, 2010 � $ROOKLYNM �, Events include: ;W„CE;r► i n.ru,n Parade �;,��,R n M • Family Fun & Games Craft &Business Expo Midnight Breeze Concert D D ���DLi Y Fireworks • Dunkin the Dolphin Birthday Party • Senior Golf Tournament �D D � Kids' Fishing Contest Face Painting And more! Saturday, February 6 , 2010 The Earle Brown Days Festival Committee meets the Earle Brown Heritage Center third Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. at the 6155 Earle Brown Drive community center. New committee members are welcome. For information, call Sue at 763 -569 -3406. • Social - 5 PM I CRAFT & BUSINESS EXPO Be an exhibitor for the annual Earle Brown Days Craft & D inner — 6 PM Business Expo! Saturday, June 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Central Park, 694 & Shingle Creek Pkwy. For information Program & and application form, call 763 -569 -3406. Entertainment -7PM --------------- ---- Cost $35.00 /Person FREE CLASSES! includes sit down dinner & METRO NORTH — BROOKLYN CENTER M ADULT BASIC EDUCATION entertainment Community Corner, 69th & Humboldt Reservation Information Lutheran Church of the Master, 1200 69 Ave Brooklyn Center High School, 6500 Humboldt Ave Paid reservations accepted online, in person, or by mail at the • English as a Second Language (ESL) Brooklyn Center Community Center • GED Preparation • 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Basic Skills in Reading, Writing or Math Conversation Brooklyn Center MN 55430 Citizenship 763 -569 -3400 Reservations accepted immediately. For info, call 763- 783 -4870 Reservation deadline: January 26, space permitting. Act ivit y #12367 BROOKDALE LIBRARY �' 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway Information 952- 847 -5600 :u Hours: Monday — Thursday 10 a.m. — 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. Sunday Noon — 5 p.m. Recreation Brochure 27 www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org 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 $10 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. An integration specialist is on staff to assist parents, professionals and individuals who are interested in participating in "non- adapted" parks and recreation programs. A minimum of two weeks prior notice is requested. For information and registration procedures, call 952 - 988 -4177. TAKE FIVE RESPITE WALKING CLUB Hey teens ages 13 -21, do you need something to do during Join this recreational walking group to improve your winter break? Come join our respite to meet new friends, fitness at various indoor locations. Walkers meet on experience activities, and get out of the house. Two sessions are Mondays, January 25 — March 8, 6:30 -8:00 p.m. Call offered from 9:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Session 1 — December 21 -23; for participation fee. Session 2 — December 28 -30. Take Five meets at Elim Church, 3978 W Broadway, Robbinsdale. Fee $210 per session. YOGA FOR ADULTS Relax, improve flexibility and get in shape! Class meets GIRLS CLUB Tuesdays from 6:45 -7:45 p.m., January 19 — February 23 at St. Join other girls ages 13 -21 for fun & social skill development. Louis Park Rec. Center, 3700 Monterey Dr. Call for fee. This club is designed for girls who are independent in their personal care. We meet one Saturday each month for a variety BASKETBALL LEAGUE - NON - of fun activities! The location varies. Call for participant fee. COMPETIVE Adults 18 & over can join our n, skill � °o'' =o , fu TEEN EXPLORERS — Celebrate being a teen! `,�00000�J building league. Practice begins Thursday Here's a fun way to get out with other teens ages 13- °��°° January 7 — March 11, 6:30 -8:00 p.m. Call 21. Teen Explorers is a great place to make new for location and participation fee. friends and have fun too. Movies, dinners out, games, crafts, and so many more new activities! Join us on Tuesdays at CLUB WEDNESDAY various locations from 6:30 -8:30 p.m., January 19 — March 2. Do you enjoy meeting new friends or like socializing with a Call for participant fee. group of people? Come join us Wednesdays for a variety of fun, exciting events and activities. Program is designed for BOWLING FOR ALL moderately involved adults. The club meets 6:30 -8:30 p.m., Join your friends for America's favorite sport! January 13 — 3. Call for location and participation fee. Bowl Saturdays, January 16 -March 6, Noon -2 p.m. ON THE TOWN at Earle Brown Bowl, 6440 James Circle N, Brooklyn Center. Each week you will bowl two A popular social program for adults who can explore their games. Adults, teens and youth ages 5 -12 will play separately. community with minimal supervision. We meet every other In addition to the league fee there is weekly fee. Call for fees. week. Ages 18 -30, Friday evenings beginning January 15. Ages 31 +, Saturday evenings beginning January 16. Call for YOGA FOR THE FAMILY participation fee; additional evening fee depending on activity. Increase attention span, focus, muscle tone and flexibility. This DANCES class is designed for children with disabilities and their parents to learn together. Siblings welcome. All children must be Come and groove to the latest hits! Staff is welcome accompanied by at least one adult. Tuesdays, 5:30 -6:30 p.m. to stay at no cost. Dance from 7 -9:00 p.m., Jan. 15, January 19 — February 23, St. Louis Park Recreation Center, Feb. 12 & Mar. 19, St. Louis Park High School, 3700 Monterey Dr. Call for participant fee. 6425 W 33rd St. and Feb. 26, Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway. Fee $5 at the door. WEEKEND VENTURES — Mini Vacation! If you are 15 or older, join us for these great weekend SUPER BOWL PARTY — February 7 programs! Fri., Dec. 4 — Sun., Dec. 6. Our stay is at a fabulous Watch the BIG GAME! There will be food, games and hotel right downtown. Tour Macy's holiday display, watch the activities throughout! Join the fun at Brookview Golf Grill in Holidazzle Parade and more! A wonderful getaway at a Golden Valley. The time is 5 -9:00 p.m. Call for participation Bloomington hotel with a day at the Mall of America is also fee and R.S.V.P. in advance at 952- 988 -4177. planned for Fri. Mar. 19 — Sun., Mar. 21. Fee $350 per session. ROBBINSDALE COMMUNITY ED SOCIAL SEEKERS WINDOWS OF OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS A program for teens with Asperger's Syndrome. We meet once Recreation, education & support programs and classes for a week for fun and social interaction. Call Becca for more adults with disabilities. Info 763 -504 -8390 or for hearing information at 952 -988 -4176. impaired use the MN Relay Service by dialing 711. 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 =14 ( -4 1 1 Introducing the NEW American Red Cross Swimming Program. We follow the SIX level Learn to Swim Program. Qnhe SWIM LESSONS -CHILDREN Please refer to level descriptions & choose a level that best American Red Cross classes for children ages 4 and fits 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. Jan. 12 5:10 p.m. 1 -5 12213 Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills Tues. Jan. 12 5:45 p.m. 1 -5 12214 Introduces the fundamentals of the front crawl and elementary Tues. Jan. 12 6:20 p.m. 1 -5 12215 backstroke. Students must pass level 1 or be able to float on Tues. Jan. 12 6:55 p.m. 1 -6 12216 their front and back. Tues. Jan. 12 7:30 p.m. 1 -6 12217 Level 3: Stroke Develovment Wed. Jan. 13 4:45 p.m. 1 -4 12218 Builds on skills of level 2. Focus is on stroke development as Wed. Jan. 13 5:20 p.m. 1 -4 12219 participants learn to survival float, swim front crawl, diving Wed. Jan. 13 6:00 p.m. 2 -6 12220 skills, & elementary backstroke. Scissors & dolphin kicks are Wed. Jan. 13 6:35 p.m. 1 -4 12221 introduced. Students learn the fundamentals of treading water. Thurs. Jan. 14 5:10 p.m. 1 -5 12222 Level 4• Strokelmnrovement Thurs. Jan. 14 5:45 p.m. 1 -5 12223 Builds on level 3. Work on the breaststroke, butterfly, front Thurs. Jan. 14 6:20 p.m. 1 -5 12224 crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, and safety skills. Thurs. Jan. 14 6:55 p.m. 1 -6 12225 Students will learn the scissors kick and develop endurance Thurs. Jan. 14 7:30 p.m. 1 -6 12226 and confidence in previously learned strokes. Must be able to Sat. Jan. 16 9:00 a.m. 1 -6 12227 swim 30 meters with both front crawl & elementary Sat. Jan. 16 9:35 a.m. 1 -5 12228 backstroke. Sat. Jan. 16 10:10 a.m. 1 -5 12229 Level 5: Stroke Refinement Sat. Jan. 16 10:45 a.m. 1 -6 12230 Must have passed level 4 or swim 50 meters of front crawl, Qnh SWIM LESSONS - CHILDREN AFTERNOON elementary backstroke and demonstrate the sidestroke. Ages 4 -18. May be tested the first day to assure correct Students refine key strokes such as butterfly, breaststroke, front swim level. Extended swim included in cost; they may crawl, back crawl, sidestroke, elementary backstroke, work on swim before or after their lessons. (Between hours 1 -5:30 p.m.) flip turns, and dives. Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency Note We will 1[y to accommodate specific lesson times; there Must swim 25 meters of breaststroke, sidestroke, back crawl may be changes on 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. Jan. 11 1:30 p.m. 1 -3 12231 strokes focusing on being able to complete 500 meters of Mon. Jan. 11 2:05 p.m. 1 -3 12232 continuous swimming using all strokes learned in previous Mon. Jan. 11 2:40 p.m. 4 -6 12233 levels including turns, survival floats, and surface dives. Mon. Jan. 11 3:15 p.m. 1 -3 12234 Mon. Jan. 11 3:50 p.m. 4 -6 12235 1 , ' Tues. Jan. 12 2:05 p.m. 1 -3 12236 Tues. Jan. 12 2:40 p.m. 4 -6 12237 Qnbne Tues. Jan. 12 3:15 p.m. 1 -3 12238 SWIM LESSONS - PRESCHOOL/ � Tues. Jan. 12 4:00 p.m. 2 - 4 12239 KINDERGARTEN - Weekday Tues. Jan. 12 4:35 p.m. 1 -3 12240 Mornings Thurs. Jan. 14 2:40 p.m. 4 -6 12241 Extended swim time included in the cost of the lessons. Thurs. Jan. 14 3:15 p.m. 1 -3 12242 Minimum age 4. Students may swim between 9 a.m. -1 p.m. in Thurs. Jan. 14 4:00 p.m. 4 -6 12243 the wading pool or with an adult in the shallow end of the pool. Thurs. Jan. 14 4:35 p.m. 1 -3 12244 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. Jan. 11 10:00 a.m. 1 -2 12202 other lesson or sport can save a child's life! Mon. Jan. 11 11:15 a.m. 1 -2 12203 We offer: -Safe, caring and professional instruction. Fri. Jan. 15 10:00 a.m. 1 -2 12204 •A disciplined and fun learning environment. Fri. Jan. 15 11:30 a.m. 1 -2 12205 -Building self - confidence while building skills. Recreation Brochure 29 www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org Aquatic Activities continued ' • • SPECIALTY CLASSES e SWIM LESSONS - TINY TOTS a COMPETITIVE Are you excited to introduce your littlest swimmer to fun in the water? Come join us for our Tiny Tots class which = For those who may be interested introduces children ages 1 -2 to the water. One parent must in joining a swim team. Stroke accompany child in the water. Children must wear a swim analysis and development, speed turns, and basic fitness will be diaper. Classes 30 min. emphasized. Minimum swim ability is level 5. Registration Fee Classes once a week $48.00/10 Lessons $48.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Jan. 12 5:45 p.m. 12245 Sat. Jan. 16 10:45 a.m. 12268 Tues. Jan. 12 6:20 p.m. 12246 Qnhe DIVING - SPRINGBOARD Thurs. Jan. 14 6:20 p.m. 12247 Thurs. Jan. 14 6:55 p.m. 12248 Learn forward and back approaches, setting the board for Sat. Jan. 16 9:00 a.m. 12249 spring, terms, positions and basic front and back dives. Sat. Jan. 16 10:45 a.m. 12250 Must be at least level 3 swimming ability. Registration Fee Classes once a week $56.00/10 Lessons with Extended Swim $48.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Fri. Jan. 15 10:30 a.m. 12251 Day Begins Time Activity # Thurs. Jan. 14 7:30 p.m. 12269 It SWIM LESSONS - PARENT AND Sat. Jan. 16 9:35 a.m. 12270 TOT Water adjustment and beginning swim Online SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING - lessons for children ages 2 -3. One parent must BEGINNER I accompany child in the water. Children must wear a swim Are you a level 3 or above swimmer? If so, diaper. Classes 30 min. try synchronized swimming! Learn basic synchro Classes once a week $48.00/10 Lessons skills and a routine. Swimmers will develop Day Begins Time Activity # strength, focus, and team work skills. Instructor Tues. Jan. 12 6:20 p.m. 12252 USA Synchro Level 1. Registration Fee $48.00/10 Lessons. Thurs. Jan. 14 6:20 p.m. 12253 Classes 30 min. Sat. Jan. 16 10:10 a.m. 12254 Day Begins Time Activity # Classes once a week $56.00/10 Lessons with Extended Swim Sat. Jan. 16 10:45 a.m. 12271 Mon. Jan. 11 11:45 a.m. 12255 It SWIM LESSONS - LIL' TOTS Check out our class for your lil' tot specifically designed for their comfort level & needs! Great start to lessons for QnliW SWIM LESSONS - ADAPTIVE ages 34! Extended swim may swim before or after lesson. Scheduled & by arrangement times available for all ages Limited to 4 participants /class. Classes 30 min. with physical or developmental disabilities. Ratio one Classes once a week $56.00/10 Lessons with Extended Swim student/one instructor. Missed lessons will not be made up. Day Begins Time Activity # Registration Fee $100.00 /10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Mon. Jan. 11 9:30 a.m. 12256 Day Begins Time Activity # Mon. Jan. 11 10:30 a.m. 12257 Tues. Jan. 12 6:55 p.m. 12272 Tues. Jan. 12 1:30 p.m. 12258 Sat. Jan. 16 9:00 a.m. 12273 Fri. Jan. 15 11:00 a.m. 12259 #12274 by arrangement only; call Natalie, 763 - 569 -3317. Classes once a week $48.00/10 Lessons Registration Fee $10.00 for one 30 min. lesson. Tues. Jan. 12 5:10 p.m. 12260 Tues. Jan. 12 5:45 p.m. 12261 QnbneAQUABUDDIESStudents with Autism Tues. Jan. 12 6:55 p.m. 12262 Thur Jan. 14 5:45 p.m. 12263 Looking for a terrific lesson program for your child with Thurs. Jan. 14 5 :55 p.m. 12264 Autism Spectrum Disorder? We are thrilled to introduce Sat. Jan. 16 9:35 a.m. 12265 anew program where children receive one -on -one instruction. Sat. Jan. 16 10:10 a.m. 12266 Graphic images may be used as part of instruction. Students Sat. Jan. 16 10:45 a.m. 12267 have a chance to participate in a quieter pool environment in order to maximize learning & enjoyment. Instructors are WIRELESS INTERNET SERVICE trained in working with students with Autism and look forward The Community Center provides wireless internet to meeting your family. Registration Fee $100.00 /10 Lessons. 4P service for our patrons. For example, if your child Classes 30 min. me Ac Time Day Begins Ti Activity # is swimming or taking lessons, you are welcome Sat. Jan. Begins 9 a.m. 12 tiv to bring your laptop and use our complimentary wireless Sat. Jan. 16 11:20 a.m. 5 1227 internet service. For information on how to connect, please #12277 by arrangement only; call Natalie, 763-569-3317. /2276 stop at our customer service counter. Registration Fee $10.00 for one 30 min. lesson. www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org 30 Recreation Brochure Aquatic Activities continued :4 =c Qnhe SWIM LESSONS - ADULT & SENIOR QD SWIM LESSONS - SENSATIONAL ADULT - BEGINNER SWIMMING FOR TEENS Have you ever wanted to learn to swim? This is the class Are you between the ages of I 1 -18 and want to learn to help you gain confidence and basic skills. You will start with how to swim? This is the class for you! Join us and build your gliding and floating and build skills toward strokes. Men & confidence in the water. The focus is on individual needs and women ages 16 and up. Everyone is welcome regardless of skill everyone is welcome! Registration Fee $48.00/10 Lessons. level. Registration Fee $48.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Day Begins Time Activity # NM Mon. Jan. 11 7:00 p.m. 12278 Thurs. Jan. 14 6:55 p.m. 12293 Tues. Jan. 12 7:30 p.m. 12279 Thurs. Jan. 14 7:30 p.m. 12280 Sat. Jan. 16 10:10 a.m. 12294 Sat. Jan. 16 9:35 a.m. 12281 QWine LIFEGUARD TRAINING - RED CROSS SWIM LESSONS -ADULT &SENIOR Would you like to work at a pool? This QRHO ADULT - INTERMEDIATE American Red Cross class is for you. Class will emphasize victim recognition, Have you taken lessons before but would like to learn surveillance & equipment -based rescues. more advanced skills & start building your endurance? Class Includes Standard First Aid & CPR for the involves more focus on stroke development. Registration Fee Professional Rescuer. Must be at least 15 by last $48.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. day of class & pass pre - course test. Registration Day Begins Time Activity # Fee $215.00, includes book & pocket mask. PRWI Mon. Jan. 11 7:30 p.m. 12282 Registration accepted immediately. Tues. Jan. 12 7:30 p.m. 12283 Activity #12112 meets Sunday- Thursday, Dec. 27 -31 from Sat. Jan. 16 9:35 a.m. 12284 11:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. each day. Activity #12295 meets Fri., Feb. e SWIM LESSONS - ADULT WOMEN ONLY 26, March 5, 5:30 -9:30 p.m., Sat., Feb. 27, Mar. 6, 10 a.m. - Would you like to learn to swim, but are nervous to try? 6:30 p.m. & Sun., Feb, 28, 10 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Women, this is the class for you! Sign up with a friend No refunds issued after December 18 for Activity #12112 and learn a fun new skill together! Learn in a fun and relaxed No refunds issued after February 18 for Activity #12295 atmosphere with a female instructor. Registration Fee Day Begins Time Activity # $48.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Various Days Dec. 27 11:00 a.m. 12112 Day Begins Time Activity # Weekend Class Feb. 26 Varies 12295 Tues. Jan. 12 7:30 p.m. 12285 Thurs. Jan. 14 7:30 p.m. 12286 � WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR CLASS Looking for a job teaching swim lessons? If you are age Qnhe ADULT FITNESS SWIMMING - NEW 16 or older, learn the art of teaching swimming to all Are you looking for a structured swimming workout? Do ages. When you complete class, you will be certified as a Red you want to improve overall fitness? Past adult swim Cross Water Safety Instructor. Registration Fee $220.00, lesson participants are encouraged to join! An aquatics includes all materials. Registration deadline is December 10, instructor will guide you through workouts, which will be space permitting. No refunds issued after December 10. tailored to your needs & goals. Come as often as you can - Questions call Natalie or Kirsten at 763 -569 -3317. Class meets select # of times that best fits your needs. Classes 1 hour. Wed., Dec. 30, 10 a.m. -7 p.m.; Thurs., Dec. 31, 10 a.m. -7 p.m. Day Date Time # of Sessions Activity # Sat., Jan. 2, 10 a.m. -7 p.m. & Sun., Jan 3, 1 -8 p.m. Registration Mon. Jan. 11 8:00 p.m. $60.00/10 12287 accepted immediately. Additional classes may be available in Mon. Jan. 11 8:00 p.m. $32.00/5 12288 winter. Contact Natalie at 763 -569 -3317 for future dates. Mon. Jan. 11 8:00 p.m. $7.00/1 12289 Day Begins Time Activity # W, Th, S, Su Dec. 30 Varies 12369 SWIM LESSONS - PRIVATE - By Arrangement Qnhe WATER SAFETY AIDE For all levels, children or adults. Focus is on individual needs. If you are interested in teaching swim lessons, this is the Select the # of lessons. We work to find dates & times to meet place to start! Ages 12 & up with a level 6 swimming your schedule & needs. Ratio 1 student/1 instructor. Missed ability. Students will learn the skills and techniques to aid in the lessons not made up. Request: www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. instruction of quality lessons. Participants will work with Under recreation, select Aquatic Activities, swim lessons. Fill experienced instructors during our swim lesson program as an out request form located on right hand sidebar, select submit apprentice. All materials are included in the fee. Registration button or call Natalie at 763 -569 -3317. Fee $78.00/10 Lessons. Classes 1 hour. # of Sessions Fee Activity # Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Jan. 12 5:45 p.m. 12296 10 Lessons $170.00 12290 Thurs. Jan. 14 6:20 p.m. 12297 5 Lessons $85.00 12291 Sat. Jan. 16 9:35 a.m. 12298 1 Lesson $17.00 12292 By arrangement only; Natalie 763 -569 -3317; Activity #12299. Recreation Brochure 31 www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org C C dW PO Brooklyn Center Community Center 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, 763 -569 -3400 0 T•G•I•F• FAMILY NIGHT FUN FLOA75* 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 SWIM LESSONS �VAGANA Saturday, March 20, 1 -S p.m. PARTY PACKAGE $(m oo Come show off your new swimming skills with an •Use of the party room for I % hours! extravaganza of fun! Bring your coupon from your winter -Pool admission for up to 10 children! swim lesson skills sheet and get in free! Come with a friend *Unlimited water slide rides for up to 10 children! and listen to tunes while you float away the day with fun $45.00 NON - REFUNDABLE PAYMENT IS for everyone! Meet & greet Dunkin the Dolphin! REQUIRED WHEN MAKING A RESERVATION. Seepages 29 -31 for swim lesson information. A minimum of seven days notice required GROUP POOL RENTAL INFORMATION Fee for additional children for Lifeguards provided for rentals! For info on rental costs Dolphin Birthday Party Package is and availability, call Kirsten at 763 -569 -3317 or request $4.50 each. on website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. Select Adults & youth ages 15 & older pay community center, then swimming pool. On the Group regular pool & water slide Pool Rental in the right sidebar, select information on admission fees. rental costs and availability. Fill out the request form and ♦ To make a reservation, please call 763 -569 -3400 select the submit button. Monday— Friday, 9:30 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. Adult making Community Center Pool & Water Slide reservation is responsible for supervising party. Room Looking for an idea for your group's next gathering? Try limit 25 including supervising parents. Minimum a pool rental! Wild 150' water slide, diving boards, water height for going down water slide is 52 ". Children less volleyball and more! than 52" must pass a swim test to use the slide or be North View Pool Rental accompanied by an adult. Swimsuits required in pool. For an exclusive pool party, try North View Junior High ♦ Permitted - Commercially prepared or store bought Pool at 69` & Zane Ave N. Available for group rentals of cake, ice cream, pre - packaged beverages (no red, all sizes. Reservations must be requested a minimum of orange or grape dye) and/or order pizza from two weeks in advance. restaurants. No homemade food items including crockpots, salads, sandwiches, etc. are permitted. *General Admission Prices Apply! www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org Recreation Brochure 6301 Shingle Creek Parkwa Brookl n Center 0763 -569 -3400 MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS I 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. Price increases effective January 2, 2010. Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. MEMBERSHIP PRICES 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 1 Year WATER SLIDE SCHEDULE Individual $29.00 $78.00 $139.00 $226.00 Friday Saturday Sunday 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. 1:00 to 8:00 P.M. 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Dual $37.00 $100.00 $178.00 $289.00 Senior $23.00 $62.00 $110.00 $207.00 Community Center Closed Senior Dual $31.00 $84.00 $149.00 $279.00 Friday, December 25, Christmas Day Friday, January 1, New Year's Day Household $43.00 $116.00 $206.00 $335.00 Household+ $6.50/ $19.50/ $39.00/ $78.00/ Community Center Open dependent dependent dependent dependent Monday, January 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, February 15, Presidents Day . PRICES 10 25 50 100 AMENITIES & SERVICES Punches Punches Punches Punches a Pool - An adult must accompany children ages 5 & Child up to age 14 & $33.20 $78.75 $148.50 $280.00 younger in the pool. Swimsuits required. Senior 62 & older • Wading Pool - Available for children 6 & younger when supervised by an adult. Swimsuits required. Youth ages 15 -17 & $42.70 $101.25 $191.00 $360.00 a Water Slide - The recreation department reserves the right Adult 18 & over to open the water slide during non - scheduled times. Children *Punch card is for pool, exercise room & sauna. Use of water slide is who are less than 52" tall and wish to use the water slide an extra $1.00 per time when using punch card. must pass swim test or be accompanied by an adult. Punch cards are good for one year from purchase date. • Exercise Room - For ages 15 and older. Shirts and tennis shoes required. GENERAL ADMISSION PRICES • Sauna - For ages 18 and older. Children younger than this With Slide Without Slide will not be allowed even if accompanied by an adult. • Locker Rooms - Coin operated lockers provided. Secure Children up to age 14 & $4.50 $3.50 your belongings for 25¢. No children over age 5 allowed in Senior Adult 62 & older opposite gender locker rooms. Youth ages 15 -17 & $5.50 $4.50 • Family Locker Rooms available. Adult 18 & over • Vending Machines - Candy, beverage & snack items. Recreation Brochure 33 www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org GENERAL INFORMATION 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 • 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 the instructor will be given one warning. If they choose not If classes or activities are canceled to follow the rules a second time, they will be sent home by the recreation department, from class and will not be allowed to return. No money a full refund will be issued. will be refunded. • Financial Assistance - For Brooklyn Center resident children who could not otherwise take a class due to BROOKLYN CENTER 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 NO NON - RESIDENT FEES Monday — Saturday, 8:30 a.m. — 9:00 p.m. Unlike many of our neighboring communities, Brooklyn Sunday, 12:30 p.m. — 5:00 p.m. Center Recreation Department does not charge non- resident fees for any of our programs, classes or community HOW TO CONTACT US center memberships. Recreation Director 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 this possible. Sue LaCrosse 763- 569 -3406 • Programs may be canceled due to weather conditions. Call 763 -569 -3442 for a recorded message about activity Aquatic Supervisors cancellations. Cancellations may be announced on WCCO- Kirsten Jankovich 763 - 569 -3317 AM 830. Natalie Ramirez 763 -569 -3317 www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org 34 Recreation Brochure REGISTRATION INFORMATION eConnect (Online) Registration Begins Walk -In Registration Begins Monday, December 28 Wednesday, December 30, 8:30 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 Wednesday, December 30 , 9 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.cityofbrooklyncenter.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 January 4 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 col Recreation Department, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. Fax # is 763 -569 -3434. Please 1. Go to www.cityotbrooklyncenter.org include payment: 2. On the Homepage click the Recreation go! button. 3. Click on an activity name and Make check payable to City of Brooklyn Center. 4. select "Add." 5. Enter your login ID number and your PIN number. Visa and MasterCard accepted. 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(s) 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 hit 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 Name Male Female Birth Date Grade Address City Zip Code I Phone H) O W) C) O Master Contact E -Mail I Activity # Activity Name I Activity # Activity Name I Parent /Guardian Name Form of payment: ❑Check ❑Visa ❑MasterCard Amount Paid Card Holder's Name Exp. Date I Number I Special Needs (including food allergies): I For swim lessons, indicate swim level I I Registration form is for mail -in /fax -in only and will be processed beginning January 4, 2010. I -------------------------------------------- - - - - -I Recreation Brochure 35 www.cityojbrooklyncenter.org City of Presorted Standard U.S. Postage BROOKLYN Paid CENTER Permit No. 2170 Minneapolis, MN 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center MN 55430 Healthways � �il ► S eakers Fitness Program SI Fitness Program Open House Monday, January 11, 10:00 AM - NOON Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway All Medicare eligible persons are invited to the Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program Open House, showcasing the nation's leading exercise program designed especially for older adults. Facility tours of the Olympic Size Pool and Exercise Room Meet staff, gather information and refreshments 10:30 a.m. - SilverSneakers® Muscular Strength and Range of Movement Class 11:30 a.m. - SilverSneakers® YogaStretch Class Classes, information, tours, prize drawing and refreshments are all part of the fun! SilverSneakers® Fitness Program classes and use of the Brooklyn Center Community Center pool, exercise room and sauna are offered at no cost to eligible members with a qualifying health plan. Those not eligible for SilverSneakers® may attend the open house. To find out if your health plan qualifies or for additional information, please call Kathy at 763 -569 -3405. For information on SilverSneakers® fitness classes, see page 14.