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1980 Edition 26 May Ir. �1 l � . ��`♦; oil . 6 ,i ►. �,-�7 ► �i�j�►.ij h .'�; 11980 BUMMER CENTER , 1 y, Iyf� 4 l ► PAR RECRE t � D EP A RTMENT at BROCHURE 0 CITY BROo N CENTER / REPORT* MANAGER'S MAY, 1980 NO. 26 Register For Up coming Elections Local, State and National Elec- with the exception of 20 days prior Registration is also permitted at tions will be held this year in to an election. the polling places on election day, Brooklyn Center. The Primary Registration postcards may be ob- however, to avoid long waiting in Election is set for Tuesday, Sep- tained by contacting the City Hall, lines, residents are urged to pre - tember 9. The General Election 561 -5440. These cards should be register. will be held on Tuesday, Novem- completely filled out and mailed back ber 4. to the City in order to complete the To register at the polls on election day, a resident must present one of On the City level, voters will elect registration process. The cards will one Councilmember for a three -year not be accepted by the election the following: term. Filings for City office open six judges at the polls. • A valid driver's license. weeks prior to the primary election, To be e l i g i b l e to vote in and remain open for a two week Brooklyn Center, an individual • A valid non qualification certif period. must be at least 18 years of age icate issued by the Minnesota De- The filing period will begin on on the day of the election; a cit- partment of Public Safety. Tuesday, July 29, and runs through izen of the United States; a res- • A registered voter in your pre - Monday, August 11. ident of the state for at least 20 cinct who will sign an oath stating Residents who have not regis- days prior to the election, and that you reside in the precinct in tered to vote are urged to do so properly registered. which you are voting. by August 19 at the Brooklyn If you have previously registered, Hall, 6301 Shi there is no need to • A letter of ineffective registra Center City g go through the Creek Parkway, during normal process again, unless you have failed tion. business hours. to vote once in four preceding years, • Prior registration in the same Voter registration is conducted at moved to a different address, or precinct but from an old address. the City Hall throughout the year, have changed your name. For additional information, please contact the Brooklyn Cen- Board of Eq ualization ter City Hall at 561 -5440. Will Convene June 2 More Judges Needed For The Brooklyn Center City Council meeting for the purpose of review - will meet on Monday, June 2 at 7:30 ing, with the Board, the valuations 1980 Elections p.m. at the City Hall, 6301 Shingle placed upon their particular property. Creek Parkway to act as the Board If a complaint is registered, the Although many of the posts of Equalization in order to review Board will conduct an investigation have been filled, additional elec- current property valuations. and review evidence presented by tion judges are neeeded in During the meeting, the Council the complainant, to assure the prop- Brooklyn Center during the will review the values placed against er evaluation of the property by the Primary and General Elections all taxable property within the com- assessor. this year. munity. If the value is found to be exces Election judges receive $49 for Taxpayers may appear at the sive, it may be reduced accordingly, working the full election day, and however, if the value is too low, the have to meet certain r e - *Citizen inquiries and requests may Board has the power to increase the quirements, including party a�- be directed at the City Administra value. filiation as part of the overall in- tion. If there is any question regard- For additional information or ques- formation. ing a service that we are authorized tions concerning the meeting and For additional information, to perform, please call us at the duties of the Board of Equaliza- please contact the City Clerk at 561 -5440. tion, please contact the City Hall at the Brooklyn Center City Hall, 561 - 5440. 561 -5440. Waste Should Be Recycled At Convenient Locations A lot of waste can and should be cash; Rcy. C. (Recycling Center). Drop off items anytime. Call recycled. According to statistics Osseo Paper Recycling Center 560 -9923. Materials: newspapers from the Metropolitan Council, area (RC), County Road 18 and Highway only. residents and businesses generate 52 in Osseo. Monday through Friday, Girl Scout Troops 1400 £t 708 about 1.3 million tons of solid waste 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call 425 -6767. (DC, RC), at Dick's Sanitary Ser- each year, or about 3.6 pounds for Materials: Paper, corrugated. vice, 3417 85th Avenue North in every person each day. Seven - Eleven Store (DC), 7309 Brooklyn Park. Monday through Fri - A lot of wastes — glass, cans, W. Broadway in Brooklyn Park. day, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, newspapers, and even some oil Drop off items anytime. Call from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 425 -7773. —can be brought to centers for 425 -9909. Materials: newspapers, Materials: Paper and aluminum pur- recycling. This allows reuse of magazines. chased; tin cans, bottle glass, rags materials and saves limited land- Seven - Eleven Store (DC), 7335 (clean and dry), batteries, appli- fill space. Some centers will even Regent Avenue in Brooklyn Park. ances, oil accepted. pay for certain recycleable materials. Some of the metrop rarealingecetedsfn Dog Licenses Have To your convenience. the locate other Be A Each Year centers, please call the Public Infor- mation Office of the Metropolitan Council at 291 -6464. The centers are Residents are reminded that dog li- transmitting rabies and which has divided into three categories: DC censes can be purchased throughout bitten a human will be impounded (Drop -off Center); RC (Redemption the year at the City Hall or the Com- for at least 10 days, under the care Center), with items redeemed for munity Center. Licenses expire each of a licensed veterinarian. If the year on May 31, and cost $5 for a animal is found not to be rabid, it will Safety Rules male or female dog, and $3 for a be returned to the owner after all neutered male or spayed female dog. costs have been paid for the im- The City contracts with Municipal poundment. For Bikers and Private Services, Inc. (MAPSI) A deliquent dog license fee of $15 for animal control in the community. is _charged if the unlicensed dog is • Obey all traffic laws, signs Their phone is 339 -6666. picked up by the animal patrol oper- and signals. They apply to bikes Domestic animals running at large ating in the City. No such charge will as well as automobiles. may be impounded, and will not be be made if the owner is late in pur- e Use proper hand signals for released until all proper fees are paid. chasing a license, but only if the dog turns and stops. Any domestic animal capable of is picked up without a license. • Keep to the right and close to the curb side of the road. (Never ride against the traffic.) 1 Construction Will • Drive in a single file at all times. • Always stop when coming Begin This Summer out of a driveway or alley into the street. • Dismount and walk across Construction should begin this Once the segments of 1 -94 are dangerous intersections. Do not July for the upgrading of 1 -94 be- completed, there will be direct link turn or cross unless it is safe. tween Brooklyn Boulevard (Highway from Montana to Michigan. Three • Never squeeze into narrow 152) and Lyndale (Highway 252). lanes of 1 -94 are scheduled for places between two automo- The project will be done by Min- Brooklyn Center, along with the re- biles. nesota Department of Transportation building of the interchanges. • Keep both hands on the (MN -DOT) and is expected to cost The project is expected to be com- handle bars, except to signal a approximately $34 million. The pro- pleted in July, 1983, however, there turn or stop. ject includes 15.7 miles of pavement, is an • Carry only the number of per- grading and reconstruction of lanes incentive clause stating that the sons for which a bicycle has ($19 million); 16 bridges ($12 mil- contractor ractor will receive $5,000 per day for early completion. seats. lion); and 2.5 miles of noise abate • Keep brakes, steering mech- ment walls, signals and lighting ($3 The City of Brooklyn Center has anisms, and other safety devices million). There will be new bridges at been working with MN -DOT during in good order. Lyndale, Highway 100 interchange, the past several months to work out • Always ride with caution and Shingle Creek Parkway, and High- an efficient program to minimize traf- courtesy. way 152. fic tie -ups during the construction. Not Allowed Smoke Detectors Could In Parks SaveLives Property Residents are reminded that Booklyn Center ordinance does not t allow the possession of alcoholic beverages in City parks. bulb or batteries; and make sure it The Police Department actively Providing a smoke detector in has the Underwriters Laboratory enforces this ordinance by arresting each bedroom area, and at the top Seal of Approval. violators, who are then cited and re- of every stairway can reduce your pp uired to appear in Hennepin County • If the detector requires an elec- q chances of having a fire fatality in trical power cord, consider the loca- Municipal Court. Fines of up to $500 the home or apartment by 60 per may be levied by the Court. tion of electrical outlets in the home. cent, when the family is asleep. Authentic civic organizations may As of January 1, 1980, all dwell- • If it is an electrical detector that obtain a permit to possess or serve ings which are rented must have wires into house current, remember beer in conjunction with one of their smoke detectors installed, and to consider the installation costs. sponsored activities. Information on the detectors must meet certain For additional information, please permits can be obtained by calling regulations indicated by the Min- contact the Brooklyn Center Fire De- the Park and Recreation Department nesota Department of Public partment. at 561 -5448. Safety. The majority of deaths by fire are Recreation R not due to burns, but are the result of smoke inhalation occurring during was 39,680. Memberships in the the night when the family is asleep. More than 118,000 individuals Community Center have increased Since smoke spreads faster than have participated in the activities seven percent during the same time heat, smoke detectors should give sponsored by the Brooklyn Center span. Over the last year, 3800 chil- faster warning than heat detectors. Parks and Recreation Department dren and adults have learned to In addition to saving lives, smoke during the past year. Sixty -five hun- swim through lessons conducted at detectors can also help reduce prop- dred people of all ages registered for the Community Center and North erty loss because fires can be de- a variety of recreational activities View Junior High. tected and extinguished early in their such as tumbling, pottery, ballet, The month of June has been pro - development. volleyball, dog obedience and golf. claimed as Park and Recreation Certain guidelines should be On January 1, 1980 a full -time month in Minnesota by Governor Al followed when purchasing a Aquatic Supervisor was added to the Quie. The Brooklyn Center Parks and smoke detector: staff. Since this time, attendance at Recreation Department encourages both open swim periods and lessons all citizens to participate in any of the • Buy a smoke detector that has a have increased. An example of this various recreation activities, not only full description of its operation; in- increase is shown on the open swim in June but throughout the year. If structions for installation; informa- attendance which in January, Febru- you have any ideas for program sug- tion about expected life of its com- ary, and March of 1979 was 35,464 gestions, please contact Kathy or ponents such as the photo - electric and in the same months of 1980 it Sue at 561 -5448. Half -Year Homestead Application Must Be Made Prior To June 2 Owners seeking to qualify for a June 2. To establish residency for after June 1 must supply utility let - half -year homestead credit must homestead purposes, it is necessary ters as proof of occupancy. The make application to the homestead to bring a copy of the instrument County requires one letter from the clerk at the Brooklyn Center City transferring the title of the property telephone company, and one letter Hall, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, to you to the City Hall at the time of from either the gas or electric com- prior to Monday, June 2. the application. pany. These companies furnish the The half -year homestead provides The homeowner will receive a letters upon request. opportunities for those persons who homestead card by mail from Henne- Once the homestead classification purchased homes in the community pin County on or about May 30. This is obtained, the owner will receive a after January 1, and before May 31. card must be signed and returned to card on or about January 1 of each To be eligible for a half -year the County Assessor by Friday, June year to renew the homestead status. homestead credit, you must actually 13. For additional information, please own and occupy your home as of Anyone applying for this credit call City Hall at 561 -5440. Schedule of 1980 Improvements The following is a summary of However, the ramps connecting Park - Hennepin County Library area. Brooklyn Center's public works im- Shingle Creek Parkway to 1 -94 will • A sidewalk will be installed on provement projects, which began in not be completed until 1982. John Martin Drive, between Shingle 1979 and are scheduled for comple- Other projects are also sched- Creek Parkway and Earle Brown tion in 1980: uled this year, and are as follows: Drive. • Unity Avenue street construc- • A contract for reconstruction of • Shingle Creek Parkway will be tion in the Island Ponds area will be 53rd Avenue between 4th Street developed as a four -lane road from finished this summer. North and Penn Avenue North is un- Freeway Boulevard to 69th Avenue. • A sidewalk will be constructed derway. Completion of the joint pro- • A traffic control signal system on the south side of 69th Avenue ject with Minneapolis is scheduled will be installed at the intersection of North, from Bryant Avenue to Du- for late July, with landscaping and Humboldt Avenue with 65th Ave - pont Avenue. final cleanup this fall. nue- Freeway Boulevard. • Paving at James Circle will be • Summit Drive between Shingle • A traffic control signal system completed this summer. Creek Parkway and Earle Brown will be installed at the intersection of • The new pedestrian bridge Drive will be widened, curb and gut- Brooklyn Boulevard with 65th Ave - across Highway 100, between ter will be installed, along with a nue North. Grandview Park and Summit Drive sidewalk on the north side, connect- • Several other local street and will be completed in time for the new ing the new pedestrian bridge with utility improvements are under con - school year. the City Hall -Civic Centeral -Central sideration. • The new twin bridge on Shingle Creek Parkway, crossing Shingle Creek just south of the City Maint Reimbursement F Hance garage, will be completed by y late summer, and will be followed by completion of roadway construction. Removal Of Trees • MN /DOT will complete con - struction of the Shingle Creek Park- way bridge across 1 -94 by late June Homeowners may be eligible for The City of Brooklyn Center con - or early in July. This will allow traffic up to a 47.4 percent reimbursement tracts for the removal and bills the to cross the freeway at this point. for the removal of diseased trees. property owner. The owner has to pay the full amount at that time, but upon receipt of a State grant, the City will the qualifying portion to the property owner. City of Brooklyn Center Continuing cooperation of the community residents, along with a CITY COUNCIL strong sanitation program are the Dean Nyquist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mayor only means to slow down the tree Bill Fignar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Councilman disease. Although studies are being conducted to find an alternative, the Tony Kuefler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Councilman only known means of slowing the Gene Lhotka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Councilman spread of the tree disease is early de- Celia Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Councilwoman tection and removal. * * * * A fungus causes the Dutch Elm Gerald Splinter . . . . City Manager tree disease, and can be spread from tree to tree through root grafts, SERVICE DIRECTORY especially if spacing between the trees is less than 30 feet. Emergency Numbers (24 Hours) The Dutch Elm disease results in POLICE -- FIRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 561 -5720 rapid yellowing and wilting of the leaves, usually in the uppermost City Hall Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 561 -5440 branches. Some trees die a few (Monday- Friday -- 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.) weeks after becoming infected, while others wilt slowly and survive Community Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 561 - 5448 for a year or longer. CITY OFFICES For additional information regard- ing the reimbursement program, or 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway the disease control methods please Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55430 contact the Brooklyn Center Park and Recreation Department at 561 -5440. 1980 Summer Brochure �' . Preschool Activities TEENIROMPERS — BEGINS JUNE 16 Et 17 season at each Park listed below. The puppets, their shows Et songs are all very popular for parents, pre - schoolers and A special program just for your little ones! Teenirompers is elementary age children. Parents should accompany designed to give pre - school boys Et girls an experience with younger children to the park for the shows. Pack a supervised activities geared just for them. Children must be breakfast, lunch or snack around the show Et have a picnic! 4 years old by Jan. 31, 1981. Children will learn games, The playhouse was donated in 1963 by the Jaycee Women crafts, Et songs. Teenirompers meet twice a week for 8 of Brooklyn Center. The Puppeteers are part of the Parks Et weeks. Registration fee is $4.00/8 weeks. On August 11 Recreation Department Summer Staff. No show on Friday, Teenirompers will have the opportunity to go on their very July 4th. own field trip to Bunker Hills for $2.50. MONDAY Monday Et Wednesday West Palmer Park 11:15 a.m. Evergreen Class 1 9:30 -10:30 a.m. East Palmer Park 12:15 p.m. Evergreen Class 2 11:00 a.m. -Noon Earle Brown School 9:30 -10:30 a.m. Evergreen Park 1:15 P.M. TUESDAY Firehouse 11:00 a.m. -Noon Orchard Lane Park 9:30 a.rn. Orchard Lane Class 1 9:30 -10:30 a.m. Garden City School 10:30 a.m. Orchard Lane Class 2 11:00 a.m. -Noon Lions Park 11:30 a.m. Tuesday & Thursday Northport Park 12:30 p.m. Palmer Lake School Class 1 9:30 -10:30 a.m. WEDNESDAY Palmer Lake School Class 2 11:00 a.m. -Noon Willow Lane Park 10:30 a.m. Northport 9:30 -10:30 a.m. Kylawn Park 11:30 a.m. Kylawn 11:00 a.m. -Noon Freeway Park 12:30 a.m. East Palmer 11:00 a.m. -Noon THURSDAY Monday Et Wednesday Riverdale Park 9:30 a.m. Willow Lane School — Firehouse Park 10:30 a.m. see Teeniromper Package 9:00 -11:00 a.m. Grandview Park 11:30 a.m. Tuesday Et Thursday FRIDAY Garden City School — Bellvue 9:30 a.m. see Teeniromper Package 9:00 -11:00 a.m. Happy Hollow 10:30 a.m. TEENIROMPER PACKAGE — BEGINS JUNE 16 Et 17 A special package program just for your Pre - Schoolers at TEENIROMPERS AT THE OLYMPICS — JULY 30 Garden City or Willow Lane School. The Teeniromper Special races will be held at the annual Jr. Olympics on July Package is designed to give your child an experience with 30 at 6:00 p.m. Information will be distributed through the supervised activities of games, crafts and music in the Teeniromper program the week of July 14. Plan on attend - Teeniromper class twice a week. Plus children will attend a ing. Rhythms Er Tumbling class once a week where they will learn beginning tumbling stunts. Children will also be ac- HAYRIDE — AUGUST 11 companied to and supervised at the Puppet Playhouse by the leaders. Supervision will also be given in between class All preschool children enrolled in the summer Teeniromper change overs. Classes are limited. Registration Package Fee program and the Teeniromper Package are invited to go on is $11.00/8 weeks. Register for location. a Hayride at Bunker Hills Stables in Coon Rapids. Children should bring a lunch and dress according to the weather. Tuesday Et Thursday (Long pants are suggested.) Deadline to register is Thurs- Garden City School 9:00 -11:00 a.m. day, August 7 at Noon. Registration fee $2.50 includes a 1 Monday Et Wednesday hour hayride, transportation and supervision. Leave Com- Willow Lane School 9:00 -11:00 a.m. munity Center 9:45 a.m. Return approximately 1:00 p.m. RHYTHMS & TUMBLING — BEGINS JUNE 10 PRESCHOOL FOR FALL A program designed for the pre - school child 4 -6 years old. Taught by a certified teacher. The program, emphasizes (Child must be 4 years by January 31, 1981.) Beginning group socialization music, and art projects. Your child will tumbling stunts, rhythms Et patterns for coordination will be learn fingerplays, play games, and stories will be read. For taught. (For morning sessions see Teeniromper Package.) ages 4 -5 (Children must be 4 years old by March 1, 1981) Instructor Mrs. Wilson. Registration fee $7.00/8 weeks. Registration begins September 6th at 2:00 p.m. This is a Tuesday 5:30 -6:15 p.m. Community Center school year long, 20 week program. Children may come PUPPET PLAYHOUSE — BEGINS JUNE 16 once or twice a week. Classes conducted at the Brooklyn Center Community Center. For additional information, call The traveling puppet playhouse returns for another fun 561 -5448 Ext. 170. 5 Children's Activit 1980 Playground season Big Weeks of Supervised Funfilled Activities All for $4.50!!` 12:30 -4:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday at these parks .... JULY 30 — ANNUAL JR. OLYMPICS BEGINS JUNE 16TH Attention Parents — Mark this date on your calendar! This is EAST PALMER ....................... 71ST Et OLIVER a night for great family fun. Representatives will be chosen EVERGREEN ........................ 72ND Et BRYANT from each playground to compete in various track and field FIREHOUSE ......................... 65TH Et BRYANT events. All children will be asked to participate in the Olym- LIONS ... ...........................55TH Et RUSSELL GRANDVIEW ...................... 59TH Et HUMBOLT pic Playground parade!! Come and cheer your playground with other families from the neighborhood. Details in the KYLAWN 61ST Et KYLE Post and flyers available at the playgrounds. NORTHPORT ................... 55TH Et SAILOR LANE ORCHARD LANE ................... 65TH Et ORCHARD AUGUST 8 — 3RD ANNUAL PLAYGROUND PARTY WEST PALMER ......... 71ST Et PALMER LAKE CIRCLE RIVER DALE ............ DALLAS RD Et RIVER DALE RD. Come to the all playground Annual Party for children registered in the playground program. Exciting details will The playground is designed for children who have appear on invitations passed out by the leaders the week of completed kindergarten through sixth grade. July 28th. In the case of severe weather conditions such as tornadoes, PLAYGROUND MASCOT NEWS playgrounds may be closed and children sent home. Pick up a flyer every week from your leaders for weekly ac- PLAYGROUND CRAFTS tivities that are planned on your playground just for you! The craft program is a favorite of many of the children PLAYGROUND SPORTS SPECIALIST attending the summer playground program. Enjoy messy crafts, weird crafts, crafts for gifts, crafts to keep, crafts for The Sports Specialist will be visiting the playgrounds with fun! Crafts are done on each playground during the week — life time sport activities. Check with your playground leader check with your leader. for the schedule Et pick up your Mascot news for other events too! AND THERE'S MORE PLAYGROUND FUN!!! PLAYGROUND SOFTBALL JULY 10 — GAMES & SOFTBALL PICNIC DAY Hey Kids!! Meet the sport specialist on your Playground this week. Learn about summer softball and work on your skills. Circle your calendar and plan on attending this fun day. In- After the 1st week, a regular weekly schedule will be set up vite your parents to join in the fun too!! Participants may for softball practice and games — don't miss out on the fun! choose to play softball or games — fun for all, don't forget MONDAY, JUNE 16 your lunch!! Children, parents and leaders will hike, bike or 1:15 p.m. Orchard Lane Park carpool over to the designated park. In addition to inviting 2:15 p.m. Kylawn parents to participate in the day of activities, drivers are 3:15 p.m. Northport needed for carpools to take children to and from the game TUESDAY, JUNE 17 location. Please let your playground leader know or call Sue 1:15 p.m. West Palmer at 561 -5448 by Monday, July 7th. Thank You. 2:15 p.m. East Palmer JULY 16 — PENNY CARNIVAL 3:15 p.m. Evergreen WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18 An all time favorite for playground participants, parents Et 1:15 p.m. Lions leaders. Children registered in the playground program have 2:15 p.m. Firehouse a chance to put their thinking caps on as they create a car- 3:15 p.m. Riverdale nival scene using their playground surroundings. Parents THURSDAY, JUNE 19 and other family members are invited to have some fun as 1:30 p.m. Grandview they spend some pennies at the various activities. Penny carnival begins at 1:30 p.m. FRIDAY IS TRIP DAY — 6 BIG TRIPS!!! JULY 22 & 24 — WATER PLAYDAY For all elementary age boys and girls. (MINIMUM AGE FOR CHILDREN TO PARTICIPATE IS ENTERING 1st GRADE IN Children registered in the playground program will have the THE FALL.) Hop on one of our "FUN TRIP" busses as we opportunity to participate in water contests and free swim at take an exciting Friday trip to various adventurous places in the Community Center Pool. Children will return to the play- the area. Sign up for 1 or all of the "FRIDAY TRIPS" listed ground around 3:30 p.m. Playgrounds will be scheduled on below. *There is a limit on registration so sign up early. either July 22 or 24. Drivers needed at each park to take Children are supervised by our summer recreation staff. children to and from the pool. Please let your leader know Children need not be enrolled in the summer play - by Thursday, July 17 or call Sue at 561 -5448. Thank You. ground program in order to go on the trips. see next pa 6 SKATELAND FUN — June 20 parks begin at 10:00 a.m. and return approximately 3:45 Hey all you Roller Skating Fans!! Join us for 2 hours of p.m. In case of rain, children will be bused to the Commu- skating fun at Skateland in Brooklyn Park. Everyone will nity Center for lunch and swim. Registration fee $2.25 in- receive a demonstration on safety stopping and turning. cludes cookout, swim, transportation, and supervision. Deadline to register is Wednesday, June 18, Space Per For all Friday trips, NO REFUNDS, unless trip is mitting. Bus pickups begin at parks at 12:30 p.m. and canceled by the Parks Et Recreation Department. return approximately 3:30 p.m. Registration fee, $3.25 in- "KIDS" — INTRODUCTION TO SOFTBALL — BEGINS cludes admission, rental, transportation, and supervision. JUNE 16 THE ZOO — June 27 For both boys Et girls who have completed Kindergarten Back by popular demand is a trip to the new zoo ... You'll through Third grade. This instructional program is designed be close to the animals! Multi -level ramps and pathways let for children to have fun while learning good sportsmanship, , you walk above, below, near and alongside the animals. teamwork, and the fundamentals of Softball. Each "Kid" Children should bring a bag lunch and dress according to will receive their very own softball -T- shirt!!! The last week the weather. Deadline to register is Wednesday, June will be highlighted by an "All Star" game Et parents softball 25, Space Permitting Bus pickups at parks begin at 9:00 night. Register for the park location nearest your home. a.m. and return approximately 3:00 p.m. Registration fee Registration fee $8.00/8 weeks* *See summer discount $3.75 includes Zoo admission, transportation and supervi- package before signing up!!!! sion. MONDAY & WEDNESDAY Class 1 8:30 -9:30 a.m. Freeway PEPPERMINT TENT — July 11 Class 2 9:45 -10:45 a.m.. Willow Lane Join us for a live performance of the "Riddle Machine" at Class 3 11:00 a.m. -Noon Northport the Peppermint Tent Theater on the University of Minnesota TUESDAY £t THURSDAY campus. It's a Science Fiction play about children who are Class 4 8:30 -9:30 a.m. Kylawn n r Ever m 45 a 45 -10 5 9: : . . gee in a space capsule traveling to another planet. The only way Class they can get out of the capsule is to answer a riddle. Class 6 10:50 -11:50 a.m. Evergreen Deadline to register is Wednesday, June 25, Space Per- SOFTBALL LEAGUES FOR "FUN" — BEGINS JUNE 16 mitting. Bus pickups begin at parks at 9:15 a.m. and return approximately 1:15 p.m. Registration fee $3.25 includes A new program this summer for both boys Et girls in 3rd -6th ticket, transportation and supervision. grade as of fall 1980. (Children in 3rd grade should be cur- rently enrolled in the "Kids" — Intro. to Softball program or ICE SKATING — July 18 have participated in the program in previous years.) Two Ice skating in July ? ?? For a day of fun and for a great way to leagues will be formed for children in grades 3 Et 4 and 5 Et 6 cool off, join us for 2 hours of ice skating at New Hope Ice with teams from location listed below. The first two weeks Arena. Wear or bring along warm clothing. Deadline to will include instruction, practice Et team formation, with register is Wednesday, July 16, Space Permitting Bus games following the remaining five weeks. Games will be pickups at parks begin at 11:05 a.m. and return approx- played on a rotation schedule at the parks listed below. The imately 2:35 p.m. Registration fee $1.75, includes 2 hours of program is designed for low key competition with sports - skating, transportation, and supervision. Children must bring manship, fundamentals and fun stressed. Registration in- their own ice skates. cludes a T- shirt. Registration fee $8.00/8 weeks. *See Dis- count package before registering. GIBBS FARM /ANIMAL BARNS — July 25 MONDAY & WEDNESDAY Join us as we go back to the days of the 1850's - 1870's and Grades 1:00 -2:15 p.m. Willow Lane Et relive a bit of history at Gibbs Farm. Then we will visit the 3 -4 Grandview Park 2:30 -3:45 p.m. Evergreen Park Et Animal Barns at the University of Minnesota. The farm's Northport Park animals include cattle, goats, ponies and sheep. Children TUESDAY £t THURSDAY will also get to see a working dairy. Children should bring a Grades 1:00 -2:15 p.m. Willow Lane Park Et bag lunch and dress according to the weather. Registration 5 -6 Grandview Park fee of $3.00 includes admission to Gibbs Farm and Animal 2:30 -3:45 p.m. Evergreen Park Et Barns, transportation and supervision. Deadline to register Northport Park is Wednesday, July 23, Space Permitting Registration is limited to 50 children per group. SUMMER DISCOUNT PACKAGE Group A (West Palmer, East Palmer, Evergreen — 8:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.) A money saving package will be offered that will give your Group B (Lions, Grandview, Firehouse, Riverdale — children many hours of fun! Choose one of the following 9:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) combinations. Group C (Northport, Kylawn, Orchard Lane — 1) Playgrounds, "Kids" — Intro to Soccer Et Softball 10:00 a.m. 3:45 p.m.) 2) Playgrounds, "Kids" — Intro to Softball Et Softball Leagues for "Fun" ELM CREEK PARK COOKOUT & SWIM — AUGUST 1 3) Playgrounds, "Kids" — Intro to Soccer Et Softball Leagues for "Fun" Enjoy an exciting day of fun at Elm Creek Park Reserve. See specific age requirements, etc. in each separate pro-' Highlights include games, swimming, and cookout with hot- gram description. SUMMER .DISCOUNT PACKAGE $18.00, dogs, chips, and beverage. Deadline to register is which includes 2 T- Shirts!!! Wednesday, July 30, Space Permitting Bus pickups at 7 "KIDS" — INTRODUCTION TO SOCCER — BEGINS ADAPTIVE SUMMER SOFTBALL — BEGINS JUNE 10 JUNE 16 An adaptive program for children Et teens 10 years Er up For boys Er girls who have completed kindergarten through who are mentally handicapped. Learn proper fielding skills Er third grade. This instructional program is designed for batting. Please bring a glove. Sponsored by the Parks Et children to have fun while learning the fundamentals of soc- Recreation Department of Brooklyn Center, Robbinsdale, cer. A special parent night demonstration will be held during Brooklyn Park, Crystal, New Hope, Plymouth, Golden the last week of the program. Each "Kid" will receive their Valley, Maple Grove and suburban community services. Call very own Soccer -T- shirt!!! Register for the park location Deb at 545 -6767 for information Et registration form. nearest your home. Registration fee $8.00/8 weeks. *See Registration fee includes, T -shirt Er cap. Register by June Summer Discount Package before SIGNING UP!!!! 4th. Registration fee $10.00/8 weeks. MONDAY & WEDNESDAY Tuesday Er Thursday 6:30 -8:30 p.m. Simms Park in New Class 1 9:30 -10:30 a.m. Firehouse Park Hope, 45th Et Oregon. Class 2 10:45 -11:45 a.m. East Palmer TUE £t THURSDAY 287 DISTRICT TMR SUMMER PROGRAM — JUNE 16 Class 3 9:30 -10:30 a.m. Orchard Lane Park A learning and leisure program will be offered in conjunction Class 4 10:45 -11:45 a.m. Brooklane Park with the Parks Er Recreation Department, District #287 and (next to Garden City School) Suburban community services. The program is for in- MINNESOTA KICKS GAME — WEDNESDAY, dividuals, ages 4 -21 yrs. Call Deb Backstrom 545 -6767 for in- AUGUST 6 formation. Monday- Thursday 8:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. 6 weeks The Minnesota Kicks will meet Washington on August, 6 at TMR RECREATION PROGRAM — BEGINS AUGUST 4 the Met Stadium. This special Kicks trip is offered to registered participants in the Brooklyn Center Parks An adapted TMR recreation program for children 6 -14 years, and Recreation Department soccer program their years, who are mentally handicapped. Outdoor activities, friends and families. Children not accompanied by an sports Er crafts are all part of the fun! Sponsored by the adult will be assigned a trip escort. Trip is on, rain or shine, Communities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Brooklyn Park, NO refunds will be given. Deadline to register is Sunday Maple Grove, Plymouth, New Hope, Robbinsdale, Golden July 27 . Registration fee, Adults $6.00, Children $5.50 Valley and Suburban community services. Registration fee which includes ticket, transportation and escort. Leave $10.00 for residents — 4 weeks. Community Center 6:00 p.m. returns approximately 11:00 Tuesday- Thursday 1:00 -3:00 p.m. Gearty Park in p.m. Families wishing to sit together must register at the Golden Valley same time. FUN FLING WEEKS — AUGUST 11 -22 TENNIS LESSONS — BEGINS JUNE 10 Et JULY 3 Playgrounds are over and school hasn't started ... so what Beginning and Intermediate instruction for youth completing do you do? Join us at the Brooklyn Center Parks and grades 4 thru 8. Classes meet 1 hour, twice a week for 4 Recreation Department for a variety of Special Events as weeks. Please furnish your own racquet. Instructor Marilyn your last big "FLING" before school begins. The weeks in- Sussman. Registration fee $12.00/8 lessons. clude a trip to Valleyfair, Amtrack train ride to Red Wing, SESSIONS A -B (June 10 -July 3) and a special day at the Community Center pool. For details, Tuesday and Thursday see descriptions below. Watch the Post newspaper and the A — 8:00 a.m. — Beginners Brooklyn Center High School Community Center Bulletin board for more fun activities. B — 9:00 a.m. — Beginners Brooklyn Center High School SESSION C -D (July 8 -July 31) AMTRACK RIDE TO RED WING — WEDNESDAY Tuesday and Thursday AUGUST 13 C — 8:00 a.m. — Beginners Brooklyn Center High School All Aboard! Were off to Red Wing! This fun fling trip is for D — 9:00 a.m. — Beginners Brooklyn Center High School Children in grades 1 -6. Children will ride the Amtrack to Red TENNIS TOURNAMENT Wing. At Red Wing we will have a picnic and visit the famous Red Wing Museum. Students will return by bus. Youth (in grades 4, 5 Et 6) are eligible for the 1980 Brooklyn The trip is limited to 45 children and registration is on a first Center Tennis Tournament. For details, see Adult Section. come -first serve basis. Deadline is Monday, July 28 , E_ MR SUMMER PLAYGROUND FUN FOR KIDS — space permitting Registration fee, $6.50 includes train BEGINS JUNE 10 ticket, transportation, museum, and supervision. Don't forget to pack a picnic bag lunch! An adaptive recreation program for boys Er girls 6 -14 years VALLEYFAIR — TUESDAY, AUGUST 19 old who are mentally handicapped. Join us for a supervised playground program which will include games, sports, crafts For the "biggest day around," join us at Valleyfair: Thrill to Er Special Events! Sponsored by the Parks Er Recreation the Log Flume, Roller Coaster and the new Enterprise. Departments of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Brooklyn Park, Children and parents alike are welcome. Any child under 5th Robbinsdale, New Hope, Golden Valley, Plymouth Et Maple grade (grade entering in fall) must be accompanied by a Grove. Register by June 3rd. Registration fee $10.00/8 parent in order to go on this trip. Registration Deadline is weeks residents. Friday, August 15, space permitting Registration fee is Tuesdays 1:30 -3:30 p.m. Eagle Lake $10.25 for adults and $9.50 for children (ages 4 -11). Leave Community Center —Maple Grove Community Center at 9:00 a.m. and return at 5:00 p.m. 8 COMMUNITY CENTER SWIM FLING — THURSDAY APPLE RIVER FLOAT 1 — Saturday, July 19 AUGUST 21 Get your friends together and have a great time cruising Join us at the Community Center for a day of fun and sur- down the Apple River. A great way to cool off in July. Stu - prises. Swim from 1:00 -4:00 p.m. There will be special con- dents should bring a bag lunch. Deadline to register is tests with prizes. There will also be free popcorn for all. The Tuesday, July 15. Registration fee $7.00 includes tube, following general admission prices apply: Adults (18 & older) transportation Ft supervision. Leave North View 8:45 a.m. $1.50, Youth (15 -17) $1.00, Children (5 -14) $.75. Don't miss — Community Center 9:00 a.m. Returns approximately 3:45 this fun fling event!!!! p.m. NORTH STAR GYMNASTIC CLUB MINNESOTA TWINS — Tuesday, July 22 Girls interested in competitive gymnastics. Here's a club just Come root for the Minnesota Twins as they play against for you! North Stars is sponsored by Brooklyn Center, Baltimore. Deadline to register is Tuesday, July 15. Brooklyn Park, and Maple Grove Parks and Recreation Registration fee $5.25, includes ticket, transportation and Departments. The club offers opportunity to further gym- supervision. Leave North View 5:15 p.m. — Brooklyn Junior nastic ability by training with an excellent staff and eventual- 5:30 p.m. Community Center at 5:45 p.m. For return, ly competing with other gymnasts. Basic knowledge of gym- listen for the end of the game and allow approximately 1 nastics is needed to try out. Cost varies with level of ability. hour. For information call Martha Wondra 537 -5566. VALLEYFAIR 2 — Thursday, July 31 Teen Registration fee $9.25, includes ticket, transportation, and supervision. Deadline to register is Sunday, July 27. Activities Leave North View 4:00 p.m. and the Community Center 4:15 p.m. Return approximately 11:00 p.m. TEEN SUPER SUMMER SPECIAL EVENTS Ft TRIPS Schools out! But there's nothing to do. Why not sign up for APPLE RIVER FLOAT 2 — Saturday, August 9 one or more exciting teen trips offered this summer. Registration fee $7.00 includes tube, transportation and Registration for all trips is limited and on a first -come, first supervision. Deadline to register is Tuesday, August 5. serve basis. Don't be disappointed — Register early. It's a Leave North View 8:45 a.m. — Community Center 9:00 a.m. great way to make new friends! Return approximately 3:45 p.m. Any 6th grader who is entering 7th grade in the fall, is eligible to go on any of these great Junior High Teen V.I.P. — VOLUNTEERS IN THE PARKS Trips. Are you a hardworking responsible teen looking for No refunds unless trip is canceled by the Park Et Recreation something fun and rewarding to do with your summer? Department Well, how about becoming a V.I.P.! The job of these Volunteers includes working with others to make the parks a VALLEYFAIR 1 — Wednesday, June 18 place where children can come, have fun, sharing and think - For an exciting evening of fun, join us at Valleyfair. ing of new interesting ideas in crafts, games, and other fun Valleyfair's super attractions include the "Roller Coaster" events! Make new friends and gain valuable work experience and the "Log Flume ". Deadline to register is Sunday, that may help you get future paying jobs. Call and see if June 15. Registration fee $9.25 includes ticket, transporta- there is an opening left in the park nearest your home. If you tion, and supervision. Leave North View 4:00 p.m., Com- are interested in becoming a volunteer, call Sue at the Parks munity Center 4:15 p.m. Return approximately 11:00 p.m. Et Recreation Department 561 -5448. SKATEBOARDING — Thursday, June 26 ADAPTIVE SUMMER SOFTBALL — BEGINS JUNE 10 For all you skateboarding enthusiasts, here's a trip just for An adaptive program for children Ft teens 10 years £t up you. Skateboarding Park in Maplewood has 5 different runs who are mentally handicapped. Learn proper fielding skills £t and freestyle for beginners, intermediate and advanced batting. Please bring a glove. Sponsored by the Parks & skateboarders. The following safety equipment must be Recreation Department of Brooklyn Center, Robbinsdale, worn and may be rented at the park, helmet, knee pads, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, New Hope, Plymouth, Golden Valley elbow pads, wrist braces, and gloves. Hockey equipment is and Suburban Community Services. Call Deb at 545 -6767 acceptable safety attire. Skateboards may also be rented. for information & registration form. Registration fee includes ' Leave North View 4:45 p.m. — Brooklyn Jr. 5:00 p.m. T -shirt £t cap. $10.00/8 weeks. — Community Center 5:15 p.m. — Returns approximately Tuesdays £t Thursdays 6:30 -8:30 p.m. Simms Park in New 9:30 p.m. Deadline to register is Monday, June 23. Hope, 45th £t Oregon Watch for more information at the Schools concerning W EDNESDAY NIGHT FEVER — BEGINS JUNE 11 registration fee and rental fee of safety equipment. An adaptive "rec" program for teens and young adults 15 MINNESOTA KICKS — Wednesday, July 9 years and up who are mentally handicapped. Both learning It's soccer time in Minnesota. Join us in watching the Min- and leisure activities will be planned by the participants and nesota Kicks play Tulsa. Deadline to register is Thursday, staff. Activities will include swimming crafts, games, music, June 26 at Noon. Registration fee of $6.00 includes ticket, and outdoor events. Sponsored by the Parks Fr Recreation transportation, £t supervision. Leave North View 5:30 p.m. Department in the following communities of Brooklyn Cen- - Brooklyn Jr. 5:45 p.m. — Community Center 6:00 p.m. ter, Crystal, Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove, Plymouth, New For return, listen for end of game and allow approximately 1 Hope, Robbinsdale, Golden Valley, and Suburban Commun- hour. ity services. Registration fee, $10.00 residents, 8 weeks. 9 Registration by June 4th. Call Deb Backstrom 545 -6767 for BALLET — BEGINS JUNE 10 information. Wednesday 6:30 -8:30 p.m. Brooklyn Center After working all day what an excellent way to unwind in Community Center COOL COMFORT! Take advantage of this after work class, improve your figure Et bodytone as you learn Ballet tech - 287 DISTRICT TMR SUMMER PROGRAM — JUNE 16 nique. No previous training necessary. Instructor Mrs. Wilson, registration fee $8.00/8 weeks. A learning and leisure program will be offered in conjunction Tuesday 6:15 -7:15 p.m. Community Center with the Parks Et Recreation Department, District #287 and Suburban Community Services. The program is for in- EXERCISE & DANCE — BEGINS JUNE 10 & 12 dividuals, 4 -21 yrs. Call Deb Backstrom 545 -6767 for infor- This class is fun, challenging, creative Et will include mation. Monday- Thursday 8:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. 6 weeks Aerobic dance movements. Renew your figure, vitality Et poise. Registration fee $7.00/8 weeks. Instructor: Mrs. TENNIS TOURNAMENT Wilson A- Tuesday 7:30- 8:30 p.m. Community Center See Special Activities Section for details B- Thursday 10:00 -11:00 a.m. Community Center TENNIS LESSONS SWIMNASTICS — BEGINS JUNE 10 See Adult Activities Section for details Exercise in the water for better health and a trimmer figure. You do not have to be a swimmer to participate in this new form of exercise. Registration fee $7.50/8 weeks. Adult A- Tuesday 6:30 -7:30 p.m. North View Jr. High B- Tuesday 8:30 -9:30 p.m. North View Jr. High A ctivities TRIM & SWIM — BEGINS JUNE 10 An hour of moderate exercise set to lively music followed by a swim on your own. A great way to look and feel better. TENNIS LESSONS — BEGINS JUNE 9 & JULY 7 Registration fee $9.50/8 weeks, includes swimming. Beginning and intermediate instruction for adults and teens Tuesday 7:30 -8:30 North View Jr. High (completed 9th grade and older). In order to register for an LEISURE FITNESS — BEGINS JUNE 12 intermediate class, you must have had previous lessons and For men Et women. Learn sensible exercises designed to be familiar with the basic swings and scoring. Classes meet help maintain the strength Et tone of muscles, improve 1 hour, twice a week for 4 weeks. Please furnish your own racquet. Instructor, Marilyn Sussman. Registration fee, movement of joints, stimulates healthy circulation Et aids $12.00 /8 lessons. digestion. Class is fun Et instruction is to music, (a slower Sessions A F (June 9 July 3) pace then EXERCISE Et DANCE). Registration fee $7.00/8 weeks. Instructor: Mrs. Wilson Monday and Wednesday A -5:15 p.m. Beginner Brooklyn Center High School Thursday 11:00 -Noon Community Center B -6:15 p.m. Intermediate Brooklyn Center High School TRIMNASTICS — NEW — BEGINS JUNE 12 C -7:15 p.m. Beginner Brooklyn Center High School Tuesday and Thursday A fun new exercise program for adults. In addition to D -10:00 a.m. Beginner Brooklyn Center High School moderate exercises, participants will enjoy volleyball, jump - E -11:00 a.m. Beginner Brooklyn Center High School ing rope and more. The class will be somewhat geared to in- F -Noon Intermediate Brooklyn Center High School dividual needs. Registration fee $7.00/8 lessons. Sessions G -L (July 7 -July 31 ) A- Thursday 6:30 -7:30 p.m. North View Jr. High Monday and Wednesday B- Thursday 7:30 -8:30 p.m. North View Jr. High G -5:15 p.m. Beginner Brooklyn Center High School H -6:15 p.m. Intermediate Brooklyn Center High School WEDNESDAY NIGHT FEVER — BEGINS JUNE 11 1 -7:15 p.m. Beginner Brooklyn Center High School See Teen Activities page 9 for details. Tuesday and Thursday J-10:00 a.m. Intermediate Brooklyn Center High School POTTERY — BEGINS JUNE 10 K -11:00 a.m. Beginner Brooklyn Center High School The class is designed to teach you the basic skills of wheel L -Noon Beginner Brooklyn Center High School throwing and hand building. You will discover that working PRIVATE AND SEMI - PRIVATE TENNIS LESSONS with clay is a fun and relaxing pastime. It is very rewarding to create an object of beauty and usefulness from a lump of To arrange your private or semi - private lessons, contact the clay. An object which may give daily pleasure at use in your Parks and Recreation Department, 561 -5448. Lessons can be kitchen or holding a plant in the window. The Community arranged for adults and children. Instructor: Marilyn Center offers a unique opportunity to practice your new skill Sussman. by including in the registration fee 50 lbs. of clay, unlimited Private lesson — '/z hour $ 5.00 studio practice time, and firing fees. Bring your apron to the 1 hour 10.00 1st class. Please allow about $3.00 for purchasing tools. In- Semi- Private — ' / 2 hour S 3.50 structor Mrs. Haberle. Registration fee $25.00/8 weeks 1 hour 6.50 A- Tuesday 6:30 -9:30 p.m. Community Center 10 LAB Et FIRING PRIVILEGES LEISURE FITNESS FOR MEN AND WOMEN — BEGINS Limited to past students who have taken pottery classes at JUNE 12 — See ADULT SECTION the Brooklyn Center Community Center. Students may use the lab on an unlimited basis other than class times and have OTHER CLASSES pieces fired in the 8 weeks period. Clay may be purchased at the Community Center. All people taking lab must meet with Brooklyn Center Residents 62 years and over may register Mrs. Haberle on Tuesday, June 10th at 9:30 p.m. Firing for classes listed in this brochure at Yz the registration fee. schedules and general use of lab and responsiblities will be (There is no discount on class supplies.) discussed. Registration fee $16.00/8 weeks. TENNIS TOURNAMENT — JULY 25, 26 Et 27 SPECIAL OUTINGS The 1980 Brooklyn Center Tennis Tournament is just around Special trips are planned monthly for Seniors. Details are in the corner for Youth (in grades 4, 5 & 6), Teens (in grades the monthly newsletter the "Senior Happenings." If you 7-12th), and Adults (post -high school). Only those persons would like information, call Kathy at 561 -5448 ext. 170. living in Brooklyn Center, members of the Brooklyn Center Tennis Club, or those taking the 1980 Winter, Spring, or COMMUNITY INFORMATION Et REFERRAL Summer Tennis lessons, are eligible to enter. More informa- tion will be available the end of June. Call 561 -5448. Loca- A new office has been established in this area to give per - tion Brooklyn Center High School. sonal assistance with any questions or problems you may have. Call Mr. Scott at 537 -6152. S enior GIFT TRUNK A craft club run by seniors who sell their handcrafted items. C itizens Membership is limited to Brooklyn Center Seniors or members of either Leisure Time or Brooklyn Twins. For in- formation call 561 -9278 or 561 -4805. The craft booth is open the first Wednesday of every month The items listed below for Seniors is sponsored by the from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Additional special hours will be Brooklyn Center Parks and Recreation Department. If you during registration on Saturday, May 31st, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 have any questions call Kathy Flesher, Senior Citizens Coor- p.m. Come see what we have! dinator at 561 -5448. SENIOR HAPPENINGS SPECIAL SERVICES AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER Is a monthly newsletter sponsored by the Brooklyn Center SWIMMING POOL Parks and Recreation Department. The "Senior Happen ings" tells about activities in the Clubs, community and day Memberships are given to Brooklyn Center residents 62 outings offered. If you don't receive one now, give Kathy a years and over. Application may be made at the Community call at 561 -5448 Ext. 170. Hope to see you this Summer! Center desk. Membership entitles the member to use the BROOKLYN TWINS swimming pool, exercise room, and sauna during recrea- tional or "open" periods. The Brooklyn Twins club was one of the first senior clubs in the Northwest Hennepin area. The name of the Club was chosen because we had many Brooklyn Park residents as DROP -IN members and wanted a name to represent everyone. The Wednesday is Senior Citizen Day. You and Your Friends are club meets September -June on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the welcome to drop -in, enjoy the game room, pool, cards, month, 7:00 p.m. at Earle Brown School. Membership Dues checkers, chess and bocci ball are available for check out are $1.50 annually per person. Any person single or married 60 years of age or older may join, only 1 spouse must meet also. Swim from 12:15 1:00 p.m. the age requirements. Come join us in the fall. Call 561 -5448 Ext. 170 for further information. Sponsored by the Brooklyn COMMUNITY CENTER BLOOD PRESSURE Center Parks and Recreation Department. Screening is done by Red Cross volunteer nurses on the last LEISURE TIME Wednesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Every Thursday screening is conducted by Ceap Nurses Leisure Time is a group of people who meet every Wednes- from 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Please call before coming to con - day throughout the year from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the firm the day of screening nurses schedule. Brooklyn Center Community Center for lunch, a program and socializing. There are no club dues or requirements, just CIVIC GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS come with a friendly smile and lunch. Bring a sandwich, cof- fee and tea are served. If you wish to contribute a few coins The Park and Recreation Department maintains a file con - to the "Kitty" you may. Questions, call Kathy at 561 -5448. If taining information on the organizations listed below and you are coming for the first time, please call and find out agrees to serve as a clearing house and referral service for what's happening that day. Some Wednesdays have special inquiries regarding these groups. Call the Park and Recrea- parties and require reservations. tion office for further information. 11 Special HOLIDAY BAZAAR — NOVEMBER 1 The 9th Annual Holiday Bazaar will be on Saturday, Activities November 1st at the Brooklyn Center Community Center. If you are a crafter and would like to rent a table, call the Parks and Recreation Department the first week in July to have registration information sent to you. Information will be mailed to you and table registration will be on a first come- DATES TO REMEMBER first serve basis. Brooklyn Center residents will have priority June 6 -15 Brooklyn Center Early Bird Days in reserving a space for a one week period when registration June 14 Family Fare #20 Omni Theater begins in July. Proof of residency will be required at the time June 16 1980 Summer Playgrounds open at 12:30 of registration. p.m. Bring your lunch. Teenirompers SUMMER DISCOUNT PACKAGE begin as scheduled. "Kids" — Introduc- tion to Softball and Soccer and Softball A money saving package will be offered that will give your Leagues for "Fun" begin as scheduled. children many hours of fun! Choose one of the following Puppet Playhouse begins as scheduled. combinations. June 18 Valleyfair — Teen Trip. 1) Playgrounds, "Kids" — Intro to Soccer Et Softball June 20 Skateland Fun — Elementary Age — Bus 2) Playgrounds, "Kids" — Intro to Softball Et Softball pick up at Parks. Leagues for "Fun" June 26 Skateboarding Park — Teen Trip. 3) Playgrounds, "Kids" — Intro to Soccer Et Softball June 27 New Zoo in Apple Valley — Elementary Leagues for "Fun" Age — Bus pickup at parks. See specific age requirements, etc. in each separate pro - July 4th Independence Day! gram description. SUMMER DISCOUNT PACKAGE $18.00, July 9 Minnesota Kicks — Teen Trip which includes 2 T- Shirts!! July 10 Games and Softball Picnic Day — For elementary age children registered on the COMMUNITY CENTER GALLERY playgrounds. The Gallery is available for photography or mixed media July 11 Peppermint Tent — Elementary Age shows at various times throughout the year. A glass —Bus pick up at Parks. showcase is also available for small collections. Contact July 16 Annual Penny Carnival at each play- Kathy Flesher at 561 -5448 for further information. ground beginning at 1:30 p.m. July 18 Ice Skating in July — Elementary Age GALLERY SHOWS —Bus pick up at parks. June 3 -29 Acrylics by Judy Freeman July 19 Apple River Float — Teen Trip. July 1 -31 Mixed Media Drawings — Adult Student July 22 Minnesota Twins — Teen Trip. Art Show — B.C. Parks Et Recreation July 22 Et 24 Annual Waterplay Day — For elementary Department. age children registered on the play- August 4 -30 Photography by Colleen Sanders ground. July 25 Gibbs Farm /Animal Barns — Elementary HOME and GARDEN CLUB OF BROOKLYN CENTER age — Bus pick up parks. July 25, 26 & 27 Annual Brooklyn Center Tennis Tourna The Home and Garden Club promotes the progress of hor ment ticulture in the home and community. Summer activities in- July 30 Playground Jr. Olympics at 6:00 p.m. clude the yearly planting of the garden at the Brooklyn July 31 Valleyfair — Teen Trip. Center Civic Center on June 7th. The progressive luncheon August 1 Elm Creek Park Cookout Et Swim — and tour of member's gardens, July 23. The main project for Elementary Age — Bus pickup at parks. 1980 is landscaping the "Living Farm" in Brooklyn Park. August 6 Minnesota Kicks — For all registered Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of every month. children of the Brooklyn Center Soccer Membership includes Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park. program, their friends and families. New members are welcome. For information contact the August 8 Third Annual Playground Party at Com- president, J. Knutson — 560 -5825. munity Center for elementary age BROOKLYN CENTER TENNIS CLUB Children registered on the playgrounds. August 9 Apple River Float — Teen Trip Beginning, intermediate and advance levels of tennis play August 11 Teeniromper Hayride at Bunker Hill —For for men and women. Summer activities include team tennis, children registered in Summer Teeni- ladder play, and tournaments. A good opportunity to romper and Teeniromper Package pro- become acquainted with other tennis players in your grams. neighborhood at minimal cost. For more information con - August 13 Amtrack Train Ride to Red Wing tact: President, Rick Nelson 561 -2834. -- Elementary Age — Bus pickup at Community Center only. GRASSFIELD R/C CLUB August 19 Valleyfair — Family Trip — bus pickup at The Grassfield R/C Club, Inc. is an organization devoted to Community Center only. building, flying and displaying radio controlled model August 21 Community Center Swim Fling aircraft. Many models are miniature replicas of full size planes. The club meets at the Brooklyn Center Community 12 Center on Friday, May 23, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, and BASKETBALL CLINIC FOR GIRLS Sept. 12, 8:00 -9:30 p.m. Meetings include model displays, Third - fourth - fifth -sixth grade girls clinic will be held from movies and "how to do it" ideas. The summer schedule in- noon to 1:30 p.m. Mon., thru Thursday for two weeks start- cludes contests, racing and scale activities. Visitors are ing Monday, June 9 at Northview Junior High. Cost $12.50 always welcome. For further information call Vic Leerhoff which includes a shirt. 537 -4791 or Boyd Bowdish 546 -6713. Seventh - eighth -ninth grade girl's clinic will be held from 2:00 HENNEPIN COUNTY LIBRARY — BROOKLYN CENTER p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday for two weeks The following summer programs for children will be starting Monday, June 9 at Northview Junior High — cost presented by Hennepin County Library at the Brooklyn $25.00 which includes a shirt. Coach Ring from Park Center will be the head instructor. Enrollment is limited, so first Center Library, 5601 Brooklyn Blvd.: For additional informa- come -first served. tion call 537 -6716. BACKGAMMON (age 10 and older) BASKETBALL CLINIC FOR BOYS Wednesday June 4 7:30 p.m. POETRY (Three week series, ages 8 -11) Preregistration re- Third- fourth - fifth -sixth grade boys clinic will be held from POET POET 8:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Monday thru Thursday for two weeks. There will be two sessions — Session A starting Mondays June 16, 23 and 30 2:00 p.m. Mondays Er SEDERSTR June (songs and stories) June 16 and Session B starting June 30. Both sessions will Wednesday June 18 7:30 p.m. be held at Northview Junior High —cost $12.50 which in- THEATER IN A TRUNK I eludes a shirt. Wednesday June 25 11:00 P.M. Seventh - eighth -ninth grade boys clinic will be held from CRAFTS (preregistration required) 10:00 a.m. to Noon, Monday thru Thursday for two weeks. Thursday June 26 2:00 p.m. There will be two sessions — Session A starting June 16 PUPPETS and Session B starting June 30. Both sessions will be held at Wednesday July 9 2:00 p.m. Northview Jr. High — cost $15.00. Coach Olson from Park VENTRILOQUISM Center will be the head instructor. Enrollment is limited, so Wednesday July 16 2:00 p.m. first come -first served. THEATER IN A TRUNK II Tuesday July 22 7:30 p.m. MAGIC Swimming Activities Wednesday July 23 2:00 p.m. MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN (feature film) Wednesday August 6 7:00 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: HOBBIT (feature film) Wednesday August 13 4:00 p.m. There will be no swimming lessons on Independence Day, Films will be presented each Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 Friday, July 4th. Because of the continuous summer class p.m., June 10th through July 29th for children three years schedule, it will not be possible to have a make up period for old through third grade. this day and classes involved will have a total of 9 lessons in- Hours at the Brooklyn Center Library during the months of stead of the usual 10. June, July and August are: Monday through Thursday CHILDREN'S BEGINNING SWIM LESSONS —10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Friday — 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. NEIGHBORING PARKS AND RECREATION American Red Cross Beginning Swim Instruction for youth DEPARTMENTS ages 6 and older. Classes meet Monday thru Friday for 2 weeks and are /z hour in length. Classes have an average For information regarding swimming and teen programs at ratio of 5 students/ instructor. $11.50/10 lessons. Brooklyn Junior, contact Brooklyn Park Recreation Depart- COMMUNITY CENTER: 10:00, 10:35, 11:10, 11:45, a.m. ment, 425 -4517, and for Osseo Junior, contact Maple Grove NORTH VIEW JR. HIGH: 1:20, 1:55, 2:30 p.m. (Sessions A, Parks and Recreation Board, 425 -4521. B, & C only) A —June 16 -June 27 FAMILY FARE #20 OMNI THEATER — June 14 B —June 30 -July 11 — C—July 14 -July 25 If you missed the exciting production of Genisis, here's a D —July 28- August 8 great opportunity to see it. Join family fare for this special E— August 11- August 22 morning trip. Cost is $3.25 per person which includes ticket, NORTH VIEW JR. HIGH: Meets Monday and Wednesday transportation, and staff escort. Deadline to sign up is May for 5 weeks at 7:10, 7:45 p.m. 31 space providing. For additional information call Kathy at F —June 16 -July 16 561 -5448. CHILDREN'S ADVANCED SWIM LESSONS BROOKLYN CENTER'S EARLY BIRD DAYS June 6 -14 American Red Cross Advanced Beginner, Intermediate and Highlights include Softball and Tennis Tournaments, fishing Swimmer swim instruction for youth ages 6 and older. contest for youth and Senior Citizens, AAU Swim meet, Students must have an American Red Cross Beginner cer- Almost Anything Goes for teens and adults and more. There tificate or be able to do all Beginner level skills. Classes meet is no charge for spectators, For information call the Parks Monday thru Friday for 2 weeks and are '/2 hour in length. and Recreation Department, 561 -5448. Classes have an average ratio of 5 students/ instructor. $11.50/10 lessons. 13 COMMUNITY CENTER: 10:35, 11:10, 11:45 a.m. fear of water. Here is an opportunity to overcome that fear NORTH VIEW JR. HIGH: 1:55, 2:30 p.m. (Sessions A, B, Ft and learn to enjoy the sport. $16.00/10 lessons. Same ses- C only) sions and times as Adult lessons. A —June 16 -June 27 B —June 30 -July 11 SENIOR CITIZEN SWIMMING LESSONS C —July 14 -July 25 American Red Cross swim lessons for men and women ages D —July 28- August 8 62 years and older. Here is a chance to brush up on skills E— August 11- August 22 you have already learned, experience new skills or start right NORTH VIEW JR. HIGH: Meets Monday and Wednesday from the very beginning. We also have room for "Super for 5 weeks at 7:45 p.m. Chickens." Classes meet Monday thru Friday for 2 weeks F —June 16 -July 16 and are 30 minutes in length. Registration fee $15.00/10 lessons. PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS B -June 30 -July 11 12:20 p.m. Community Center Swimming instruction for 4 and 5 year olds. Parents do not D -July 28- August 8 12:20 p.m. Community Center accompany the child in the water. The following lesson ADAPTIVE SWIM LESSONS levels are taught: Water Adjustment, Beginner, Advanced Beginner. Classes are taught Monday thru Friday for 2 Swimming lessons for children and adults of all ages who weeks and are ' / 2 hour in length. $11.50/10 lessons. are physically and /or mentally disabled. Classes meet Mon - COMMUNITY CENTER: 9:25 a.m. day thru Friday for 2 weeks and are ' / 2 hour in length. NORTH VIEW JR. HIGH: 12:45 p.m. (Sessions A, B, £t C Classes are taught on a one to one ratio. only) COMMUNITY CENTER: 8:50 a.m. A —June 16 -June 27 B —June 30 -July 11 B —June 30 -July 11 D —July 28- August 8 C —July 14 -July 25 BASIC RESCUE AND WATER SAFETY D —July 28- August 8 (Community Center only) E— August 11- August 22 (Community Center only) A Red Cross course for persons ages 11 and older. Skills in NORTH VIEW JR HIGH: Meets Monday and Wednesday self rescue, extensions and artificial respiration will be evening for 5 weeks at 6:00, 6:35 p.m. taught. Students must pass a preliminary swimming test and F —June 16 -July 16 must attend every class. Absences will not be made up. PARENT £t TOT SWIM LESSONS Classes will meet Monday thru Friday for 2 weeks. Classes are 80 minutes in length. $16.00/10 lessons. Lessons in water adjustment for children ages 2 and 3. One COMMUNITY CENTER: 9:00 -10:20 a.m. parent must accompany the child in the water, preferably D —July 28- August 8 the same parent each time. Classes meet Monday thru Fri- COMMUNITY CENTER: 10:50 -12:10 day for 2 weeks and are ' / 2 hour in length. $11.50/10 E— August 11- August 22 lessons. COMMUNITY CENTER: 8:50 a.m. DIVING A —June 16 -June 27 Beginning lessons on the 1 and 3 meter springboard for C —July 14 -July 25 children and adults who are Intermediate or better swim - E— August 11- August 22 mers. Classes meet Monday thru Friday for 2 weeks and are COMMUNITY CENTER: 9:25 a.m. '/z hour in length. $11.50/10 lessons. B —June 30 -July 11 COMMUNITY CENTER: 8:50 a.m D —July 28- August 8 A —June 16 -June 27 NORTH VIEW JR. HIGH: 12:45 p.m. E— August 11- August 22 A —June 16 -June 27 COMMUNITY CENTER: 10:00 a.m. C —July 14 -July 25 C —July 14 -July 25 NORTH VIEW JR. HIGH: Meets Monday and Wednesday for 5 weeks at 6:00 p.m. PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS F —June 16 -July 16 Private lessons are available at the Community Center and ADULT SWIM LESSONS North View Jr. High for a fee of $5.00 /half- hour - $10.00/ Beginner thru Swimmer level swim instruction for adult and hour. Call the Community Center (561 -5448) for further in- high school age. Here is an opportunity to learn to swim or formation. brush up on your strokes. Classes meet Monday thru Friday SWIM AND STAY FIT for 2 weeks and are 40 minutes in length. $16.00/10 lessons. COMMUNITY CENTER: 12:20 p.m. Participate in a Fitness Program run in conjunction with the A —June 16 -June 27 Minneapolis American Red Cross. Swim 50 miles and earn C —July 14 -July 25 an A.R.C. Certificate and patch. Swim 100 miles and earn a E— August 11- August 22 special 100 mile swim shirt. Check with the Lifeguards for NORTH VIEW JR. HIGH: Meets Monday and Wednesday further information. for 5 weeks at 8;15 p.m. NORTH VIEW OPEN SWIM Effective June 16 F —June 16 -July 16 ADULT SUPER CHICKEN Monday thru Friday: 3:00 -4:00 p.m. Thursday: 6:30 -7:30 p.m., 7:30 -8:30 p.m. For those persons, high school age and up, who have a real COST: 50¢ /hour 14 BROOKLYN SWIM CLUB REGISTRATION INFORMATION All boys and girls ages 6 and up through College age are in- 1. All registration must be made at the Park and Recreation vited to join the Brooklyn Swim Club, for competitive swim- office in the Community Center beginning at 2:00 P.M. ming, sponsored by Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park Saturday, May 31 (swim registration is separate — see Parks and Recreation Departments. The Swim Club offers a box below). "Registrations made by mail will not be ac- wide ranging program for individuals of all levels of ability in cepted before June 3 (use blank at bottom of page). No competitive swimming. For the challenge, fun and enjoy- phone registrations. ment of Competitive swimming, contact Monte Miller, 2. The Park and Recreation office in the Community Center 533 -5720 to arrange a tryout. A free 2 -week trial period is of- is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 A.M. — 11:00 fered to any interested swimmer who has never tried AAU P.M.; Saturday, 8:30 A.M. — 9:00 P.M.; Sunday, 1:00 Swimming. P.M. — 9:00 (Saturday 12:30 — 9:00 P.M. starting June SCUBA OPEN SWIM Begins June 19 14). 3. Where classes are limited, registration will be on the first A special time to practice for persons with scuba equipment come -first serve basis. Persons are not considered only. Designed for those taking scuba instruction as well as registered until the fee has been paid. The Park and any other interested persons. Cost $.75 each time. Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel Thursday 8:30 -10:00 p.m. North View Jr. High classes or activities when an insufficient number of peo- ple sign up. The Pool, Exercise Room and Sauna will be closed on Friday 4. Instructor will not be permitted to accept registration at evening, June 13, all day and evening on June 14 and 15 for a swim meet. The public is welcome to watch this statewide the activity location. meet, free of charge. 5. Request for refunds must be received at least 24 hours before the second class session, however, there will be a THE BROOKLYN CENTER $2.00 service charge on any refund before the first class PARK AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT begins and a $3.00 service charge before the second Dedicated to the Citizens of Brooklyn Center that they class begins. may share in the God given right to beauty, to sun- 6. Persons who register for an activity where capacity shine, to tranquility; and to the end that each may enrollment has already been reached . . . will go on a herein find the laughter of childhood, the acceptance waiting list. Additional classes may be formed if there are of youth, the fulfillment of adult life, and the compan- sufficient requests and if space and competent instruc- ionship of old age, through a healthy, satisfying use of tion is available. leisure time. 7. Senior Citizens, 62 years and over, who are residents of Eugene H. Hagel — Director of Parks and Recreation Brooklyn Center may enjoy all activity classes at ' / 2 the Henry Davis Superintendent of Parks registration fee. Arnie Mavis Superintendent of Recreation 8. Check schedule for beginning date for each class. Kathy Flesher — Program Supervisor Susan LaCrosse — Program Supervisor F further information call 561 -5448. BROOKLYN CENTER PARK AND RECREATION Swim Registration for Swimming Lessens which are to ADVISORY COMMISSION be conducted at the Community Center Pool and North View Jr. High will be held Saturday, May 31 Park and Recreation Commission meets on the 3rd Tuesday starting at 9:00 a.m. at the COMMUNITY CENTER. of each month, 7:30 p.m. Council Chambers. This Commis- Mail registrations will not be accepted for Swimming sion advises the City Council on the Parks and Recreation Lessons. Program in Brooklyn Center. Gerald Johnson, Chairperson REGISTRATION CARDS ARE FOR MAIL USE ONLY. Bud Sorenson Vicki Denissen Harry Bradford WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED Jacuelyn Albright Dawn Kiefer Mike Streitz BEFORE TUESDAY, JUNE 3 --------------------------------------------- (Date) I (Date) — I i NAME I NAME (Last) (First) (Last) (First) ADDRESS I ADDRESS (Zip) (Phone) (Zip) (Phone) ACTIVITY I ACTIVITY (Location) I (Location) CLASS DAY TIME I CLASS DAY TIME DATE PAID AMOUNT I DATE PAID AMOUNT FOR CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES: I FOR CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES: AGE GRADE BIRTHDATE I AGE GRADE BIRTHDATE SCHOOL I SCHOOL PARENTS' NAME _- I PARENTS' NAME 15