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2013 Edition 181 Winter www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org CITY OFCITY OFCITY OF BROOKLYN CENTER A GREAT PLACE TO START, A GREAT PLACE TO STAY www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org Greetings from the City Manager For 2012, it was out with some old and in with some new—development that is. The new Shingle Creek Crossing retail development construction is well underway with the grand opening of WalMart in September, a significant part of Shingle Creek is daylighted with decorative stone and bridges, and three more retail buildings are in construction. Other new development includes the construction of a new colorful Taco Bell, the opening of the new Luther Honda and Toyota buildings, the new addition and parking structure for the Northwest Family Services building, and new France Avenue Business Park IV currently under construction. As we anticipate new developments will help spur our local economy, other initiatives are in place to support our existing local businesses. The new Open to Business Program provides business planning to entrepreneurs and small businesses. The city also sponsored the Brooklyn Center Business Association’s Grow with Brooklyn Center campaign, an outreach to existing local businesses. Much headway was made with another city goal of ensuring strong, healthy neighborhoods. We continue to see significant reinvestment in the residential neighborhoods with more than 300 properties improved or substantially remodeled through the vacant building program. The federally funded NSP program is facilitating the remodeling of foreclosed, vacant houses and are sold very quickly. It is exciting to see the energizing of the neighborhoods as new homeowners move in. The City also received local, national and international recognition for several of our programs and facilities. Randy to the Rescue filmed one of its shows at the Earle Brown Heritage Center, known for its exquisite wedding ceremonies. The performance-based rental program won the League of Minnesota City of Excellence Award for innovation and results. The Maytree Foundation recognized Brooklyn Center for its community-focused policing strategy promoting a safe, welcoming community as highlighted in its report Good Ideas from Successful Cities: Municipal Leadership in Immigrant Integration. A special thank you to the City Council, Commission Members, city staff, residents, businesses, and community organizations who helped make great strides in accomplishing our goals in 2012. Best Wishes for a Happy Holiday! Curt Boganey City Manager City Briefs Be In the Know Doing Business Luther Auto Grow with BC Random Acts of Kindness Celebrating Ethnicity Citizen Award Holiday Safety Tips Auto Theft Reduction Winter Driving Tips Disaster Preparation Wildlife Questions Environmental Programs/Recycling Winter Snow Removal Winter Tree Trimming Free Alarms for Seniors Firewood Burning Election Results SWPP Meeting City Contacts Recreation Brochure Inside this issue Winter 2012 Edition 181 News for residents and News for residents and the communitythe community 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13+ 7 2 Brooklyn Center Winter 2012 City Watch The following is a brief update about new and ongoing city projects and activities the past few months. For more information, please visit the City website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org or call City Hall at (763) 569-3300. Shingle Creek Crossing Development Updates. Wal- Mart’s new 183,000 sq. ft. retail store was opened for business on September 12. Three new multi- tenant buildings are under construction. The other approved building is tentatively scheduled to begin spring 2013. A new 38,000 sq. ft. LA Fitness facility, located at 1500 Shingle Creek Crossing, has been submitted to the City for official consideration. The site and building plan was approved by the City’s Planning Commission on October 25, 2012, and is scheduled for final consideration at the November 12, 2012 meeting. Taco Bell restaurant, located at 5532 Brooklyn Blvd. was opened for business on October 12. The old restaurant was demolished and replaced with a new 2,650 sq. ft. restaurant with a drive-thru service lane and new interior layout. The City approved a new 7,000 sq. ft. gymnasium/indoor recreation building on the Brooklyn Center High School campus, located at 6500 Humboldt Avenue. The gym/rec building was completed this summer and is available for students and the general public. Northport Elementary School, ISD No. 281 (Robbinsdale) has wrapped up their second phase of a $15.5 million, five-year remodeling and expansion project to the existing school. City staff is working with the ISD 281 officials in the development of a Master Plan, which may include partnering and sharing of city and school infrastructures and resources. The Northwest Family Service Center and CEAP (Community Emergency Assistance Program) offices, located at 7501 Brooklyn Boulevard, completed a 63,000 sq. ft. office expansion and new parking ramp facility. A grand opening was held on October 25. The construction of the France Avenue Business Center 4 Development is well underway. The City approved the development of a new 90,000 sq. ft. office/ manufacturing/warehouse facility, located at 4001 Lakebreeze Avenue North. The developer is Paul Hyde of Real Estate Recycling. The new multi-tenant facility is scheduled to open by December 1, 2012, with the first tenant moving in for business. The City approved a new PUD rezoning and plat request by Omar Abuisnaineh (Monty Realty LLC) for the properties located at 6901 and 6915 Brooklyn Boulevard (former Starbuck’s site). Mr. Abuisnaineh intends to expand the parking lot to the existing building site and open a new “Slim’s Pizza” restaurant offering New York style pizza, hoagies, wings, gyros and other specialty sandwiches. Slim’s is scheduled to open November 2012. The City, along with our consultants from SRF, are completing the final report and plans for the 2012 Brooklyn Boulevard Corridor Study. The study helps Brooklyn Center assess current conditions along the corridor and identify strategies for improving traffic flow, safety, pedestrian trailways and transit improvements. Additionally, it provides landscaping concepts to beautify and define the character of the Boulevard. The City conducted two open houses this year and will present the final report to the City Council early next year. More information will be announced on the city’s website. For questions, comments or input, please contact Public Works Director/City Engineer Steve Lillehaug at slillehaug@ci.brooklyn- center.mn.us. The Maytree Foundation recognized Brooklyn Center for its community-focused strategy to promote a safe, welcoming community in its report Good Ideas from Successful Cities: Municipal Leadership in Immigrant Integration. Brooklyn Center was one of the 40 cities across Canada, the US, Europe and Australasia sharing good practices. For more information, visit www. citiesofmigration.ca/ publications. Continued next page... www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org 3 Neighborhood revitalization efforts are underway in Brooklyn Center through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). The City uses federal grant money through Hennepin County for buying and rehabilitating foreclosed and vacant homes. These homes will then be resold to qualifying buyers. Current City efforts are focused on areas in the Lions, Grandview and Garden City neighborhoods. The city presently owns three properties in different stages of rehabilitation. For more information, visit CenterSpotlight video on the city website. Properties for sale may be viewed on the website’s Real Estate Locator as available. After a year of litigation regarding ownership status, View Point Apartments, now called The Crest, has a new owner, Aeon Properties. The new nonprofit property management company of the 122-unit apartment building is updating the aesthetics including the landscaping, in addition to working on a plan to upgrade the aging mechanical systems. As Liberia begins to rebuild their country after years of war, dignitaries are reaching out to other government agencies to develop relationships and best practices in order to build infrastructure and emergency systems. Liberian Vice President Boakai and representatives visited with the City Council and staff in September and City Mayor Cooper of Ganta and representatives met with Mayor Willson and City staff in October. With a grant from Transit Livability Community Program, 52 bicycle racks were installed in 20 locations throughout the City to promote active lifestyles. Three Rivers Park District paved the popular trail from Bass Lake Road to I-94. In certain areas, the trail was relocated in order to prevent flooding of that segment of trail during rainy periods. Be in the Know! Sign Up to receive City news and updates by text message to your phone or by Email at Be Notified on the City website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. You can choose to Be Notified about current news items, calendar events for city meetings, recreational opportunities, liquor store promotions, and police news. Every couple of weeks a new City Video is posted in the CenterSpotlight highlighting events, public announcements or businesses in the community. The website offers many useful site tools, such as options for language translation in several languages, downloadable apps for your mobile device, emailing or printing a page, and increasing the size of the font. These tools and more are available on the Site Tools icon in the upper right corner of any City webpage. You can report certain non-emergency concerns or compliments on the request tracker at Notify the City. If you have questions about the website or city communications, please contact Vickie Schleuning, Assistant City Manager/Director at (763) 569-3309 or vschleuning@ci.brookly- center.mn.us. Pictured from the left: Brooklyn Center Mayor Willson, Mayor Cooper of Ganta Liberia, City Manager Boganey Mayor Willson and City Council give Liberia Vice President Boakai the key to the City For more information, please visit the city website at www. cityofbrooklyncenter.org 4 Brooklyn Center Winter 2012 City Watch In October, the doors opened to Luther Auto Group’s new Honda and Toyota dealership buildings, located at the Northeast corner of Brooklyn Boulevard and I-694. Months of design and construction have resulted in stores where customer service expectations are integrated with high tech operations. The customer areas provide group and private televisions, children play areas, snack and beverages, and areas for computer work. According to Linda McGinty, Luther Project Manager, “More customers are waiting at the store while their vehicles are being serviced, ranging from parents with children to professionals bringing their work with them. Therefore, we have designed the customer areas to meet a wide range of customer needs.” Behind the scenes, in ground lifts all the mechanics to work at better heights, custom made toolboxes accommodate multiple shifts, high speed doors add energy efficiency, skylights add natural light to work areas, and solar panels will provide up to 10% of the electricity for each building. The managers of the stores are excited about the opportunities these new stores provide for the customers as well as the employees. In addition to directing the day to day operations of the auto dealerships, the Luther Managers have also been very active in the community. In addition to the Drive for Service food drive for CEAP, they also sponsor the Liberian Soccer League, which was the catalyst for the grant received from Hennepin County for a new soccer field being converted from an unused ball field. For more information, visit their website at www.lutherbrookdalehonda.com or www.lutherbrookdaletoyota.com. In October, Brooklyn Center Business Association (BCBA) members and City staff started delivering plants and promotional bags to area business owners as part of the Grow With Brooklyn Center campaign. Information is provided to businesses regarding available resources and opportunities for growth. Visits to businesses will continue as weather permits. For more information about the Grow With Brooklyn Center campaign, contact the BCBA at www.brooklyncenterbusiness.com. “Grow with Brooklyn Center” Campaign Rolls Out New Luther Auto Dealership Buildings Open www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org 5 On October 22, 2012, the Brooklyn Center City Council recognized persons who were nominated for a Random Acts of Kindness award during 2012. This year there were 15 nominations received and a total of 18 certificates distributed. Random Acts submitted included: visiting schools and nursing homes with a therapy dog; being a “good neighbor”; serving as a volunteer escort for senior trips; picking up trash throughout the neighborhood; volunteering at church; building community gardens; volunteering for community organizations; providing an opportunity for non-profit organizations to raise funds; coordinating senior adult activities; volunteering at the Brookdale Library book sale; hosting a senior meal program; and volunteering at schools. The City Council extended its appreciation to all who participated in this year's Random Acts of Kindness recognition, to those making nominations, and especially to those who have contributed to the quality of life here in Brooklyn Center. Random Acts of Kindness Nominees  Annie Anderson  Nicole Person  Karol Baumeister and Gretchen Trudeau of Brown College  Jesse Gully and The Crossings at Brookwood  Sarah Prentice and Prairie Seeds Academy Students  Betty Byrnes  Ray Christensen  Tracy and Chad Hartfiel  Dana Anderson, Brooklyn Center Cub Foods  Guy and Bonnie Madsen  Mike Mulinix  Darlene Olson  Larry and Nancy Person  Lester Ragan More pictures of award recipients available on the City’s website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. Nearly 26% of Brooklyn Center’s population reported as Black or African American in Census 2010. Black History Month has been celebrated since 1976, thanks to the efforts of African-American historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson. The President of the United States of America annually proclaims February as National African American History Month and encourages all citizens to gain awareness of and appreciation for African-American history. Local Heroes Recognized In October, Jane and Robert Hansen were presented a Citizen Commendation Award from Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek for their rescue of a drowning girl. On June 2, the Hansens were playing BINGO at the Twin Lake North Apartments when they heard cries for help from the nearby swimming pool area. The couple ran to help and found a young girl submerged in the deep end of the pool. Jane and Robert pulled the girl to safety and the girl’s mother performed CPR. Due to the Hansen’s quick thinking and action, the girl has made a full recovery. Chad & Tracy Hartiel and dog Petey receive award from Mayor Willson February is African American History Month Local Community All-Stars Recognized for Good Deeds 6 Brooklyn Center Winter 2012 City Watch The following precautions can help keep you, your family and valuables safe this holiday season. If you’re traveling...  Set an automatic timer for lights.  Ask your neighbor to watch your home, shovel the walks, pick up newspapers, collect mail, and park in the driveway from time to time to make the house appear occupied.  Keep gifts that are in the house out of sight while you're gone. If You’re Out for the Evening...  Turn on lights and a radio or television so it appears that someone is home.  Lock all doors and windows while you're out, even for just a few minutes.  Do not place packages or gifts near windows or in other high- visibility sites. If You’re Shopping...  Don't let your guard down when you are rushed.  Stay alert and be aware of everything around you at all times. Report suspicious activity by calling 911. The police need your eyes and ears to assist them.  Park in well-lighted spaces and as close to the store as possible, lock your car doors, and hide packages in the trunk or under the seat.  Don’t carry large amounts of cash, pay with a check or credit card if possible. Tell the clerk to check your I.D. if they do not ask for it. Don’t discard your receipts until you get home. Thieves like to collect receipts and use them to return items that were stolen from the store.  Carry your purse close to your body, not dangling by the straps. Put a wallet in an inside coat or front pants pocket.  Don’t leave your purse unattended in your cart. Fanny packs are great for shopping!  If you take your children shopping, teach them to go to a police officer or a store security guard if they get separated or lost. If You’re at Home...  Turn on outside lights to deter burglars.  Report suspicious behavior to the police.  Make sure your homeowners or renters insurance is up-to-date and everything is inventoried properly.  Get to know your neighbors...join or start your own neighborhood watch. If a Stranger Comes to the Door...  Stay alert to suspicious-looking couriers delivering packages to you or your neighbors. I.e. No uniform or delivery truck  Many con artists take advantage of holiday generosity by going door-to-door. Ask for identification and get specifics to how and where the donations will be spent/used.  If you feel uncomfortable, just say "no thank you" and shut the door. It is recommended that you do not let strangers inside your home. Holiday Safety for a Happy Holiday Season! Don’t Get Taken for a Ride! The police department is taking a proactive approach toward the reduction of auto thefts by dedicating one officer to specifically monitor trends, educate the public, and work closely with our businesses to combat auto theft and theft from autos. This focused effort has been made possible in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Department of Commerce. With your help we can continue to reduce auto thefts. You can take steps to protect yourself from auto theft such as:  Lock your car doors and windows.  Do not leave valuables in sight in your car. Lock them in your trunk before you reach your destination. Even small items such as loose change or sunglasses can be attractive to a thief.  Do not leave your vehicle running unattended to warm up. It takes only seconds for a thief to break a window and drive away. Under Brooklyn Center City Ordinance 27-122 it is a misdemeanor to leave a vehicle unattended without stopping the engine and removing the keys. You can be ticketed for this! If you have questions, please contact Auto Theft Prevention Officer Steve Lorentz at (763) 503-3231. www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org 7 Safe Winter Driving Tips Although avoiding driving in bad weather is best, the following tips will help you navigate winter road conditions when necessary.  Slow Down! Drive according to road and weather conditions. Posted speed limits are for dry pavement.  Clear snow and ice from all windows and lights, and the hood and roof, before driving.  Leave plenty of room for stopping and brake early. It takes more time to stop when roads are wet or icy.  Know current road conditions. Check local news for weather and traffic reports, and watch electronic highway signs for up-to-date information.  Leave room for maintenance vehicles and plows. Stay at least 10 car lengths (200 feet) back and don't pass on the right.  Watch for icy surfaces on bridges, even when the rest of the road seems to be in good condition. Bridge decks tend to ice up first.  Look farther ahead in traffic. Actions by other drivers will alert you to problems and give you extra seconds to react.  Trucks take longer to stop. Don't cut in front of them.  Don't use your cruise control or overdrive when it's freezing (or colder). The short touch of your brakes to deactivate cruise control or the automatic acceleration of cruise control can cause loss of traction on slippery spots.  Don't get overconfident with four-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive won't help you stop faster.  Don't pump anti-lock brakes. The right way is to "stomp and steer."  Adjust to Road Conditions. The faster your vehicle is going, the more distance you need to turn, slow, or stop.  Allow extra time. Give yourself extra time to reach your destination when roads may be slick. Consider delaying your trip.  Drive with your headlights on. For resources about weather and traffic conditions, please visit the Resident Help Center on the city website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. If at a l l p o s s i b l e , d o n o t drive w h e n t h e r o a d s are i c y ! Are you prepared for an extreme weather event or other disaster? This season, make sure you and your household are prepared to face whatever Minnesota winter weather brings. Although extreme weather and natural disasters are unavoidable, preparing for them will help you and your family better survive the physical, emotional and financial impacts of such an event. There are simple steps you can take today to prepare yourself and your household or business for whatever the future brings. Make a Plan  Put it on paper and keep it in a safe place  Learn the plans for your schools, workplaces and other places your family frequents  Check your insurance coverage- i.e. flood zones, sewer backups, replacement costs, etc.  Update your plan annually Build an Emergency Kit  Include items for pets too  Don't forget activities for the kids  Include medications and first aid supplies Tune In and Stay Informed!  Radio WCCO 830 AM  National Weather Service Twin Cities (www.crh.noaa.gov/mpx)  Minnesota Public Radio News 91.1 FM Get Involved  Support community preparedness activities For more information, visit the city website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org, keyword emergency. Are You Ready? 8 Brooklyn Center Winter 2012 City Watch One of the great things about living in Brooklyn Center is our access to natural areas and park land, while enjoying the comforts of suburban neighborhoods. However, wildlife sometimes become nuisances. Some frequently asked questions about suburban wildlife are included in this article. Q: A woodpecker in the neighborhood is pecking at my siding. Why is he attacking my house and what can I do about it? A: Woodpeckers are an important part of our ecological landscape— they eat large amounts of insects and help to break down rotting wood. However, sometimes our houses serve as replacement habitat for lost trees. The three main reasons a woodpecker might be interested in your house include 1) drumming on siding to declare territory to other birds, 2) roosting and nesting when natural tree alternatives are scarce, and 3) hunting for insects living inside wood siding. Woodpeckers are protected by state and federal law and cannot be trapped or killed without a permit. However there are several techniques you can try to mitigate annoying woodpecker behavior. Repair any holes or deterioration in the siding or soffit. Visual deterrents such as small mirrors, shiny metallic ribbons or balloons with painted eyes hung from problem areas of a home can all help deter a woodpecker for a while. Exclusion techniques such as hanging bird netting below the eaves or all the way from the eaves to the ground may help keep birds from getting near the house as well. Other mitigation techniques include wood treatments such as caulking, insecticides and sticky anti-roosting coatings. Q: I recently noticed a shabby looking fox in my neighborhood acting strangely. What should I do? A: As with any animal, if it seems ill or is acting strangely, do not approach the animal. Sick and frightened wild animals may be diseased or dangerous, so always use caution. Be sure to keep your pets inside or otherwise away from the wild animal. Keep an eye on where the animal is and call 911 and ask for animal control. For wildlife, you may also contact the Department of Natural Resources at (651) 296-6157 Although mange is a debilitating disease for foxes, it cannot spread to humans. Most foxes that contract mange have a healthy enough immune system to eventually fight off the disease. However, in some cases and more frequently in the winter, the disease can weaken the fox to the point of death. In those cases, death is often due to exposure or an inability to hunt or escape predators. Q: I am worried about several dead squirrels I found in my yard. Who can I call for help? A: The DNR is no longer testing birds or squirrels for West Nile virus or any other disease at this time. If person is curious about a dead animal, you can pay to have it tested. One place that tests is the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. Visit http:// www.cvm.umn.edu/vdl or call (612) 625-8787. Charges vary depending on the type of animal and associated tests. Q: How can I dispose of small dead birds and animals? A. If you find a small dead animal in your yard, it may be disposed of in your regular trash collection. Because birds and animals die of many causes, including infectious diseases, it is important to handle dead animals in a safe manner. The following standard safety precautions are recommended:  Make sure the animal is dead. If necessary, touch it with a long stick or toss a rock near it before you approach it.  Avoid touching the dead animal with your bare hands. Use a heavy-duty, leak-proof rubber gloves and shovel. Continued on page 11 Patchiness of fox’s fur suggests possible mange Woodpeckers, Squirrels, & Foxes—Oh My! www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org 9 You can reduce chloride contamination:  Shovel or plow first. Less snow build up means less ice.  Only use salt when necessary and where needed such as on slopes or high traffic areas.  Try alternative products such as calcium magnesium acetate (CMA).  Read Labels. Know what you are applying and the effects of exposure. Some chemicals damage metal and concrete, kill lawns, and harm pets. Protect Your Creek... One Driveway at a Time Shingle Creek is eleven miles long and collects drainage from 43 square miles in nine cities in Hennepin County. Shingle Creek has been designated as an Impaired Water by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Environmental Protection Agency because of high levels of chloride contamination. State and federal agencies now recognize that chloride contamination of water is a major issue throughout the “Snowbelt.” Most of this chloride comes from road salt. Road authorities such as cities, counties, and the state transportation department apply road salt throughout the winter season to control ice buildup on roads. About 85 percent of the chloride in Shingle Creek is estimated to come from those sources. Private applicators cleaning parking lots, walkways, or private streets account for up to 10 percent of this chloride. The remaining amount comes from groundwater, individual home owners, and other smaller sources. Cities, Hennepin County and MnDOT are all required to reduce the amount of salt used for snow and ice removal activities. These organizations are also researching and investing in new technology and materials that allow less salt to be used without compromising public safety. Green Your Celebrations From Thanksgiving to New Years, household waste increases 25 percent. Additional food waste, packaging, wrapping paper and decorations adds up to one million tons of garbage a week nationwide. Here are a few tips to help reduce waste and conserve resources:  Obtain a free larger (96 gallon) or additional recycling cart if your current cart is too small by calling (763) 493-8006.  Wrap a gift using a collage of pictures or articles cut out from a magazine or newspaper; it personalizes the gift wrap and is recyclable after it is used.  Save energy and money with LED lights. LED bulbs cost more initially, but pay for themselves with energy savings over one year.  Turn down the heat a couple hours before company arrives. You will save energy while the extra heat from bodies and cooking warm up the house. Cart Location To prevent safety hazards and nuisances, please do not put the garbage or recycling cart in the street during pickup day. When carts are in the street, city plows may accidentally hit the cart, spilling the material, or may have to slow down to plow around the cart, leaving more snow in the street and increasing plow time. Also, please do not place your carts on top of snow banks. Most recycling and trash trucks have mechanical arms that cannot grab carts that are located on a high snow bank. The best location for your cart during pickup is on or next to your driveway. Thanks for recycling! Position Carts on or next to the driveway 10 Brooklyn Center Winter 2012 City Watch With the change in season, it is everyone’s responsibility to practice winter safety. Read on for ways in which you can help the City keep your property and your household safe and sound this winter. Snow removal procedures Street snow removal operations begin after a snowfall of more than 2.5 inches or if other conditions warrant plowing. Sidewalk snow removal occurs after a snowfall of one inch or more. Crews begin plowing as soon as the storm subsides. The City streets are divided into ten districts, with plows assigned to each district. The arterial streets are cleared first, followed by the residential streets. Garbage/recycling containers Garbage and recycling containers must be accessible for pickup, but during the snow season they may not be placed in the road or on the sidewalk. Please place containers in your driveway. Keep fire hydrants clear Please help keep fire hydrants clear of snow. In the event of a fire, valuable time may be lost if the fire department has to locate and/or remove snow from a hydrant. Driveways The City apologizes in advance for plugged driveways, which are unavoidable side effects of well- plowed streets and sidewalks. To reduce the frustration of shoveling out the end of your driveway twice, we suggest you wait until the street is plowed to its full width before tackling the row of snow left by plows. Child safety Please remind your children not to build snow forts or play in the snow piles made by the plows. Plow operators often cannot see children in the snow banks and they could be buried in the snow or seriously hurt. Mailbox installation and damage Please check your mailbox and post installation each year to prevent problems that typically occur during the winter months. A rotted wood post or a rusted metal post needs to be replaced with a sturdy 4’ x 4” post and the mailbox and paper box must be installed a minimum of 45” above the street surface to accommodate the height of the plow. The City will repair or replace properly installed mailboxes that are damaged by direct contact with snow removal equipment. The City will not assume responsibility for damage caused by snow pressure. Boulevard maintenance The boulevard area is reserved for snow storage and utility placements. By City ordinance, items such as landscape rocks, fences, bollards, timbers, shrubs, retaining walls, gardens, and large permanent mailbox installations (constructed of concrete, brick, wood, etc.) are not allowed on the boulevard. The boulevard is the area generally 10-15 feet back from the edge of the street. The City cannot be responsible for private property located on City right-of- way and will not repair or replace items placed in these areas. Stay back from the plow Never pass a snowplow. They create dangerous snow clouds that can include road debris such as rocks and sand. When driving, allow ample distance between your vehicle and the snowplow. Snow conditions often require that the snowplow driver stop and back up before continuing; this can create a potential accident when vehicles follow too closely. To report snowy or icy road conditions call: Public Works Garage 7 AM to 3:30 PM Monday-Friday (763) 585-7100 After-Hours Emergency: 911 Winter Time Is Here– Pay Attention to Snow Safety! www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org 11 Free Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms For Seniors The Brooklyn Center Fire Department is teaming up with the Firefighters Relief Association and H.O.M.E. to provide free smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms to residents 60 years of age and older. One of each item will be provided per household with proper identification. H.O.M.E. is an acronym for Household and Outside Maintenance for the Elderly. The Fire Department and Relief Association also offer one smoke alarm for those under 60 years of age who need them free of charge. To schedule r an appointment for a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm, please call the Public Fire Safety Education Division at (763) 549-3639, email fire@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us, or visit the city website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. Please leave both your day and evening phone numbers for a return call. Winter Tree Trimming This winter Street Division crews will be trimming boulevard trees in various areas of the City. This trimming will remove branches that are obstructing city streets, sidewalks, street signs or street lights. City crews may also prune dead or hazardous limbs. Primarily the street side of the tree will be trimmed to allow movement of the tallest pieces of street maintenance equipment through the street. The property owner is responsible for aesthetic trimming, which may be performed any time. City tree trimming regulations, Sections 20 and 25, may be viewed on the City website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. If you have questions about the City’s boulevard tree maintenance program or procedures, please contact the Street Division at (763) 585-7100, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Continued from page 8  Carefully pick up the dead animal with your hand protected by one or more layers of plastic bags. Then, turn the bag(s) inside-out over the animal so it ends up inside the plastic, with your hand on the outside.  Handle the bird or animal so the beak or claws do not puncture the bag or gloves.  Tightly close the plastic bag(s) containing the bird or animal. Tie the ends together or use a twist-tie to seal it shut. Place the bag inside an- other clean plastic bag (if available) and then close it tightly, too.  Dispose of dead birds or small animals with your usual household trash.  Wash your hands with soap and warm water right away. Remember: : Don’t feed wild animals! Resources: www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org www.dnr.state.mn.us/index.html www.agriculture.purdue.edu/fnr/wildlife/ Considerate Burning If you have recreational fires, be sure to only burn clean, dry, untreated wood. Burning other materials creates hazardous air pollutants, and endangers your health as well as the health of your neighbors. In addition, be considerate of your neighbors and try to minimize the amount of smoke your fire produces. Smoke from your outdoor fire can enter nearby homes through ventilation systems, which can become a nuisance to your neighbor. Although a permit from the City is not required, other regulations apply. Visit the city website, keyword search Recreational Fires. 12 Brooklyn Center Winter 2012 City Watch City Council Meetings City Council Regular Session meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7 pm. Informal Open Forum is held at 6:45 pm 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 Regular Session City Council meetings. City Council Meetings are broadcast live on cable Channel 16. Replays shown Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Wednesdays at 2:30 am and 10:30 am. You may also watch City Council meetings on-line, on demand at your convenience through a link on the City website. Call City Hall to verify meeting dates or visit the City’s website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. Council Members Mayor Tim Willson Voicemail: (763) 569-3450 mayorwillson@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us Councilmember Carol Kleven Voicemail: (763) 569-3446 councilmemberkleven@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us Councilmember Kay Lasman (through 01/01/12) Voicemail: (763) 569-3448 councilmemberlasman@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us Councilmember Kris Lawrence-Anderson (Starting 01/01/12) Voicemail: (763) 569-3444 councilmemberlawrence-anderson@ci.brooklyn- center.mn.us Councilmember Lin Myszkowski Voicemail: (763) 569-3447 councilmembermyszkowski@ci.brooklyn- center.mn.us Councilmember Dan Ryan Voicemail: (763) 569-3445 councilmemberryan@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us City Manager Curt Boganey (763) 569-3300 Printed on Recycled Paper If you have important community news, an interesting story or ideas to share, please contact City Hall at (763) 569-3300. Brooklyn Center — A Great Place to Start, A Great Place to Stay City Phone Numbers (763) Administration 569-3300 Building/Community Stds 569-3330 Inspection Scheduling 569-3344 Code Enforcement 569-3473 Business & Development 569-3335 Assessing 569-3310 Public Works/Engineering 569-3340 Finance 569-3320 Utility Billing 569-3390 Community Center 569-3400 Activity Weather Line 569-3442 Earle Brown Heritage Center 569-6300 Centerbrook Golf 549-3750 Fire 549-3600 Police (General Info) 569-3333 Emergencies & Officer Assistance 911 City of Brooklyn Center 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center, MN 55430-2199 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org e-mail: info@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us City Hall (763) 569-3300 Job Information Line (763) 569-3307 TTY MN Relay Service 711 Storm Water Pollution Program Annual Meeting Announced Please join us to learn about the City’s Storm Water Pollution Program on Wednesday, January 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Brooklyn Center Council Chambers at City Hall, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway. In accordance with the General Permit for the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System/State Disposal System Permit Program, City staff will present an overview of the program and report on the implementation of storm water best management practices. Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and provide public comment. The Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program documents are available for public review in the Engineering Division office at City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Voters Elect Myszkowski and Lawrence -Anderson for Council A record breaking 80% of Brooklyn Center voters cast ballots in the November 6, 2012, General Election. Lin Myszkowski and Kris Lawrence-Anderson were elected as Council Members. Other members of the five-member City Council are Mayor Tim Willson and Council Members Carol Kleven and Dan Ryan. The Ward ballot question was voted down. Council Member Candidates Lin Myszkowski 5871 Kris Lawrence-Anderson 4860 Renita Whicker 3513 CENTERBROOK GOLF COURSE Celebrating 25 Years Community Activities, Recreation & Services Department 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center MN 55430 763-569-3400 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org 14 WALK-IN Register at the Community Center. PHONE-IN Please have your Visa or MasterCard number ready. Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. MAIL Use form on bottom of page. For your protection, we do not accept credit card payments through the mail or by fax. Mail form & check to: Brooklyn Center Recreation Department 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. Make check payable to City of Brooklyn Center. Visa and MasterCard accepted. REGISTRATION INFORMATION ONLINE  www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org  On Homepage select Parks & Recreation button. Under News & Events on right hand side, select Register Online. If You’ve Taken a Class With Us  You already have a login ID and family account PIN number. If you need assistance with the numbers, call 763 - 569-3400. Set Up An Account  In person at the Community Center  Call 763-569-3400  Fill out and submit the online registration account form at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org; select parks & recreation » recreation » register online. Mail-In Registration Form (Use separate form for each person.) Name Male ____ Female ____ Birth Date Grade Address City Zip Code Phone H) (____) W) (____) C) (____) Master Contact E-Mail Activity # Activity Name Activity # Activity Name Parent/Guardian Name Amount Paid Special Needs (including food allergies): For swim lessons, indicate swim level _____. Youth sports t-shirt size _____. NO NON-RESIDENT FEES Unlike many of our neighboring communities, Brooklyn Center Recreation Department does not charge non- resident fees for any of our programs, classes or community center memberships. COMMUNITY CENTER 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway 763-569-3400 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org OFFICE HOURS Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday, 12:30 - 5:00 p.m. HOW TO CONTACT US Recreation Director Jim Glasoe 763-569-3407 Program Supervisors Joe Ericksen 763-569-3382 Sue LaCrosse 763-569-3406 Kelly Mertes 763-569-3405 Aquatic Supervisors Kirsten Jankovich 763-569-3317 Natalie Ramirez 763-569-3317 Registration Begins December 11 15 LIABILITY  Request for refunds must be made at least 24 hours before first class.  If you need to cancel after the first class, make your request 24 hours before the second class.  No refunds will be issued after the second class.  Requests for refunds for Holiday, Lifeguard Training and one day classes must be made at least 8 days before the class start date.  Refunds will be prorated and the cancellation fee will be deducted.  A $5 cancellation fee will be charged per class, activity or membership up to $200.00.  For classes, activities and memberships over $200.00, 3% of the fee will be deducted from the refund.  No refunds given on classes or activities of $5 or less.  Refunds for classes paid with a credit card using online registration will be refunded by check; please allow 2-3 weeks.  Refunds for classes, activities and memberships paid with a credit card at the Community Center either in person or by phone are credited to the same card.  Refunds for classes, activities and memberships paid by cash or check are refunded by check; please allow 2-3 weeks.  If classes or activities are canceled by the recreation department, a full refund will be issued. POLICIES & REFUND INFORMATION  Auxiliary Aids - Auxiliary aids for persons with disabilities are available upon request at least 96 hours in advance. Persons with hearing or speech impairment are served by the MN Relay Service, 711 (TTY/Voice).  Art/Cooking/Holiday Classes - Children in art and cooking classes should dress in old clothes and/or bring a paint shirt or apron.  Discipline - Children who do not follow the rules set by the instructor will be given one warning. If they choose not to follow the rules a second time, they will not be allowed to return. No money will be refunded.  Financial Assistance - For Brooklyn Center resident children who could not otherwise take a class due to financial reasons. Request and registration must be made in person at the Community Center.  Inclement Weather - If classes or recreation activities are canceled due to inclement weather, we will attempt to make them up. For a recorded message about activity cancellations, call 763-569-3442.  Fees - We cannot prorate activity fees.  Late Pickup Fee - If a child is not picked up immediately after class, $5 fee is charged for every 10 minutes after class ending time.  Missed Lessons - We know sometimes conflicts may occur in your schedule. Missed lessons will not be made up.  Participant Substitutions - Substitutions are not allowed. You cannot sign up one child and replace him/her with a sibling or friend.  Photograph Notice - Staff takes pictures of program participants to use for publicity purposes. Photos may appear in the brochure, on the website or other marketing publications.  Spectators - Class attendance is limited to participants. Spectators, including parents, siblings and friends, are not allowed except with permission. The Community Activities, Recreation and Services Department does not provide accident insurance for participants in any of its programs. Participants assume all inherent risk of injury from their involvement in programs or activities. NOTE REFUND INFORMATION Registration Information ...... .. 14 Policies & Refund Information.. 15 Aquatics/Swim Lessons ....... … 16-19 Children ............................... .. 20-22 Adaptive Recreation ............. .. 22 Adult Fitness ........................ .. 23-26 Pottery .................................. 26 Boomers & Beyond .............. .. 27-28 Community Tripsters ........... .. 29 5 Cities Transportation ......... .. 30 Special Interest ..................... 31 Centerbrook Golf Course ..... 32-33 Parks..................................... 34 Community Center Hours/Rates.. 35 SilverSneakers® Program ..... Back Page In This Issue 16 AQUATICS American Red Cross swim classes for all ages. Classes are held at the Brooklyn Center Community Center. If you have questions about the aquatics activities, swim lessons or what level to place your child, call Kirsten or Natalie at 763-569-3317. Indicate your child’s swim level when registering. Winter Session Spring Session Monday Jan. 14-Mar. 18 Monday Mar. 25-June 3 (No class May 27) Tuesday Jan. 15-Mar. 19 Tuesday Mar. 26-May 28 Wednesday Jan. 16-Mar. 20 Wednesday Mar. 27-May 29 Thursday Jan. 17-Mar. 21 Thursday Mar. 28-May 30 Friday Jan. 18-Mar. 22 Friday Mar. 29-May 31 Saturday Jan. 12-Mar. 16 Saturday Mar. 23-June 1 (No class May 25) SWIM LESSONS - CHILDREN Ages 4 and older. Children may be tested the first day to assure correct swim level. Average ratio 5 students/instructor. Parents do not accompany child in water. Registration Fee $54.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Swim Level Activity # Tues. Jan. 15 5:10 p.m. 1-5 14742 Tues. Jan. 15 5:45 p.m. 1-5 14743 Tues. Jan. 15 6:20 p.m. 1-6 14744 Tues. Jan. 15 6:55 p.m. 1-6 14745 Tues. Jan. 15 7:30 p.m. 1-5 14746 Thurs. Jan. 17 5:10 p.m. 1-5 14747 Thurs. Jan. 17 5:45 p.m. 1-5 14748 Thurs. Jan. 17 6:20 p.m. 1-5 14749 Thurs. Jan. 17 6:55 p.m. 1-6 14750 Thurs. Jan. 17 7:30 p.m. 1-6 14751 Sat. Jan. 12 9:00 a.m. 1-6 14752 Sat. Jan. 12 9:35 a.m. 1-5 14753 Sat. Jan. 12 10:10 a.m. 1-5 14754 Sat. Jan. 12 10:45 a.m. 1-6 14755 Sat. Jan. 12 11:20 a.m. 1-6 14756 Tues. Mar. 26 5:10 p.m. 1-5 14757 Tues. Mar. 26 5:45 p.m. 1-5 14758 Tues. Mar. 26 6:20 p.m. 1-6 14759 Tues. Mar. 26 6:55 p.m. 1-6 14760 Tues. Mar. 26 7:30 p.m. 1-5 14761 Thurs. Mar. 28 5:10 p.m. 1-5 14762 Thurs. Mar. 28 5:45 p.m. 1-5 14763 Thurs. Mar. 28 6:20 p.m. 1-5 14764 Thurs. Mar. 28 6:55 p.m. 1-6 14765 Thurs. Mar. 28 7:30 p.m. 1-6 14766 Sat. Mar. 23 9:00 a.m. 1-6 14767 Sat. Mar. 23 9:35 a.m. 1-5 14768 Sat. Mar. 23 10:10 a.m. 1-5 14769 Sat. Mar. 23 10:45 a.m. 1-6 14770 Sat. Mar. 23 11:20 a.m. 1-6 14771 SWIM LESSONS - CHILDREN - Extended Swim Registration Fee $64.00/10 Lessons May swim before or after class between 4:30-8:00 p.m. Day Begins Time Swim Level Activity # Wed. Jan. 16 5:00 p.m. 1-4 14772 Wed. Jan. 16 5:35 p.m. 1-4 14773 Wed. Jan. 16 6:10 p.m. 2-6 14774 Wed. Jan. 16 6:45 p.m. 1-4 14775 Wed. Mar. 27 5:00 p.m. 1-4 14776 Wed. Mar. 27 5:35 p.m. 1-4 14777 Wed. Mar. 27 6:10 p.m. 2-6 14778 Wed. Mar. 27 6:45 p.m. 1-4 14779 SWIM LESSONS - CHILDREN AFTERNOON Ages 4-18. May be tested the first day to assure correct swim level. We will try to accommodate specific times; may be changes on first day due to level enrollment. Registration Fee $64.00/10 Lessons with extended swim. May swim before or after class between 1-5:00 p.m. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Swim Level Activity # Mon. Jan. 14 1:30 p.m. 1-3 14780 Mon. Jan. 14 2:05 p.m. 1-3 14781 Mon. Jan. 14 2:40 p.m. 4-6 14782 Mon. Jan. 14 3:15 p.m. 1-3 14783 Mon. Jan. 14 3:50 p.m. 4-6 14784 Tues. Jan. 15 2:05 p.m. 1-3 14785 Tues. Jan. 15 2:40 p.m. 4-6 14786 Tues. Jan. 15 3:15 p.m. 1-3 14787 Tues. Jan. 15 4:00 p.m. 2-4 14788 Tues. Jan. 15 4:35 p.m. 1-3 14789 Mon. Mar. 25 1:30 p.m. 1-3 14790 Mon. Mar. 25 2:05 p.m. 1-3 14791 Mon. Mar. 25 2:40 p.m. 4-6 14792 Mon. Mar. 25 3:15 p.m. 1-3 14793 Mon. Mar. 25 3:50 p.m. 4-6 14794 Tues. Mar. 26 2:05 p.m. 1-3 14795 Tues. Mar. 26 2:40 p.m. 4-6 14796 Tues. Mar. 26 3:15 p.m. 1-3 14797 Tues. Mar. 26 4:00 p.m. 2-4 14798 Tues. Mar. 26 4:35 p.m. 1-3 14799 CHILDREN T.G.I.F. FAMILY NIGHT FUN FLOATS Every Friday! 5-8:00 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, & noodles. Daily admission prices apply! See page 35. Extended swim students need to check in at the front desk! 17 Aquatics continued SWIM LESSONS - TINY TOTS Ages 1-2! Are you excited to introduce your littlest swimmer to fun in the water? Come join us for a class to introduce toddlers to the water. Parent must accompany child in the water. Child must wear a swim diaper. Registration Fee $54.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Jan. 15 5:45 p.m. 14808 Tues. Jan. 15 6:20 p.m. 14809 Thurs. Jan. 17 6:20 p.m. 14810 Thurs. Jan. 17 6:55 p.m. 14811 Sat. Jan. 12 9:00 a.m. 14812 Sat. Jan. 12 10:45 a.m. 14813 Tues. Mar. 26 5:45 p.m. 14814 Tues. Mar. 26 6:20 p.m. 14815 Thurs. Mar. 28 6:20 p.m. 14816 Thurs. Mar. 28 6:55 p.m. 14817 Sat. Mar. 23 9:00 a.m. 14818 Sat. Mar. 23 10:45 a.m. 14819 SWIM LESSONS - PRESCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN Minimum age 4. Children may swim before or after class between 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the wading pool or with an adult in the shallow end of the pool. (If parent wishes to swim, they pay daily admission fee of $4.50/time.) Registration Fee $64.00/10 Lessons with extended swim. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Swim Level Activity # Thurs. Jan. 17 10:10 a.m. 1-2 14800 Thurs. Jan. 17 11:20 a.m. 1-2 14801 Fri. Jan. 18 10:05 a.m. 1-2 14802 Fri. Jan. 18 11:15 a.m. 1-2 14803 Thurs. Mar. 28 10:10 a.m. 1-2 14804 Thurs. Mar. 28 11:20 a.m. 1-2 14805 Fri. Mar. 29 10:05 a.m. 1-2 14806 Fri. Mar. 29 11:45 a.m. 1-2 14807 Swim Lesson Levels Level 1: Introduces floating, kicking, gliding arm & leg action & breath control. Focus on becoming safe & comfortable in water & work on beginner skills. Level 2: Introduces fundamentals of front crawl & elementary backstroke. Must pass level 1 or able to float on their front & back. Level 3: Builds on skills of level 2. Focus on stroke development as participants learn to survival float, swim front crawl, diving skills, & elementary backstroke. Scissors & dolphin kicks introduced. Learn fundamentals of treading water. Level 4: Breaststroke, butterfly, front crawl, back crawl, backstroke, & safety skills. Learn scissors kick & develop endurance. Must be able to swim 30 meters - front crawl & elementary backstroke. Level 5: Must pass level 4 or swim 50 meters - front crawl, elementary backstroke & demonstrate sidestroke. Refine key strokes flip turns, & dives. Level 6: Must swim 25 meters - breaststroke, sidestroke, back crawl, butterfly; 75 meters-front & elementary backstroke. Focus on completing 500 meters of continuous swimming using all strokes. SWIM LESSONS - PARENT AND TOT Ages 2-3! Water adjustment and beginning swim lessons for children. Parent must accompany child in the water. Child must wear a swim diaper. Registration Fee $54.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Jan. 15 6:20 p.m. 14826 Thurs. Jan. 17 6:20 p.m. 14827 Sat. Jan. 12 10:10 a.m. 14828 Tues. Mar. 26 6:20 p.m. 14829 Thurs. Mar. 28 6:20 p.m. 14830 Sat. Mar. 23 10:10 a.m. 14831 SWIM LESSONS - LIL’ TOTS Ages 3-4! Check out this class for your preschooler specifically designed for their comfort level & needs! Great start to lessons. Limit 4 participants/class. Classes 30 min. Registration Fee $64.00/10 Lessons with Extended Swim May swim before or after class Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Jan. 15 1:30 p.m. 14832 Thurs. Jan. 17 10:45 a.m. 14833 Fri. Jan. 18 10:40 a.m. 14834 Tues. Mar. 26 1:30 p.m. 14835 Thurs. Mar. 28 10:45 a.m. 14836 Fri. Mar. 29 10:40 a.m. 14837 Registration Fee $54.00/10 Lessons Tues. Jan. 15 5:10 p.m. 14838 Tues. Jan. 15 5:45 p.m. 14839 Tues. Jan. 15 6:55 p.m. 14840 Thurs. Jan. 17 5:45 p.m. 14841 Thurs. Jan. 17 6:55 p.m. 14842 Sat. Jan. 12 9:35 a.m. 14843 Sat. Jan. 12 10:10 a.m. 14844 Sat. Jan. 12 10:45 a.m. 14845 Sat. Jan. 12 11:20 a.m. 14846 Tues. Mar. 26 5:10 p.m. 14847 Tues. Mar. 26 5:45 p.m. 14848 Tues. Mar. 26 6:55 p.m. 14849 Thurs. Mar. 28 5:45 p.m. 14850 Thurs. Mar. 28 6:55 p.m. 14851 Sat. Mar. 23 9:35 a.m. 14852 Sat. Mar. 23 10:10 a.m. 14853 Sat. Mar. 23 10:45 a.m. 14854 Sat. Mar. 23 11:20 a.m. 15121 SWIM LESSONS - TINY TOTS/PARENT & TOT COMBINATION CLASS Ages 1-3! Parent must accompany child in water. Child must wear swim diaper. Registration Fee $64.00/10 Lessons with extended swim. May swim before or after class. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Jan. 15 6:55 p.m. 14820 Thurs. Jan. 17 9:35 a.m. 14821 Fri. Jan. 18 10:40 a.m. 14822 Tues. Mar. 26 6:55 p.m. 14823 Thurs. Mar. 28 11:45 a.m. 14824 Fri. Mar. 29 10:40 a.m. 14825 AQUA TOTS Extended swim students need to check in at the front desk! 18 Aquatics continued DIVING - SPRINGBOARD 1 Introduction to Springboard Diving Learn diving terminology, deep water safety, water entry mechanics, body alignment, and control. Concentrate on basic takeoffs, front and back dives, twisting jumps, and the tuck position! Due to pool depth, students will be tested to ensure level 3 or higher swim ability. Registration Fee $54.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Jan. 15 7:30 p.m. 14855 Thurs. Jan. 17 7:30 p.m. 14856 Sat. Jan. 12 10:45 a.m. 14857 Tues. Mar. 26 7:30 p.m. 14858 Thurs. Mar. 28 7:30 p.m. 14859 Sat. Mar. 23 10:45 a.m. 14860 SWIM LESSONS - SENSATIONAL SWIMMING FOR TEENS Ages 11-18. Designed for beginners. Build your confidence in the water. Focus is on individual needs and everyone is welcome. Registration Fee $54.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Thurs. Jan. 17 6:55 p.m. 14876 Sat. Jan. 12 11:20 a.m. 14877 Thurs. Mar. 28 6:55 p.m. 14878 Sat. Mar. 23 11:20 a.m. 14879 WATER SAFETY AIDE Ages 12 & up with level 6 swim ability. Are you interested in teaching swim lessons? Start here! Learn the skills and techniques to aid in the instruction of quality lessons. Participants will work with experienced instructors during our swim lesson program as an apprentice. All materials included in fee. Registration Fee $85.00/10 Lessons. Classes 1 hour. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Jan. 15 5:45 p.m. 14869 Thurs. Jan. 17 6:20 p.m. 14870 Sat. Jan. 12 9:35 a.m. 14871 Tues. Mar. 26 5:45 p.m. 14872 Thurs. Mar. 28 6:20 p.m. 14873 Sat. Mar. 23 9:35 a.m. 14874 By arrangement; Natalie 763-569-3317. Activity #14875. SWIM LESSONS - ADULT & SENIOR ADULT - BEGINNER Ages 16 & older. Class will help you gain confidence & basic skills, including gliding, floating, and strokes. All skill levels welcome. Registration Fee $54.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Thurs. Jan. 17 9:00 a.m. 14880 Sat. Jan. 12 9:35 a.m. 14881 Sat. Jan. 12 11:20 a.m. 14882 Thurs. Mar. 28 9:00 a.m. 14883 Sat. Mar. 23 9:35 a.m. 14884 Sat. Mar. 23 11:20 a.m. 14885 Registration Fee $64.00/10 Lessons with Extended Swim May swim after class from 8-9:00 p.m. Tues. Jan. 15 7:30 p.m. 14886 Thurs. Jan. 17 7:30 p.m. 14887 Tues. Mar. 26 7:30 p.m. 14888 Thurs. Mar. 28 7:30 p.m. 14889 SWIM LESSONS - ADULT & SENIOR ADULT - INTERMEDIATE Have you taken lessons before but would like to learn more skills? Focus is on endurance and stroke development. Registration Fee $54.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Fri. Jan. 18 9:30 a.m. 14890 Fri. Mar. 29 9:30 a.m. 14891 Registration Fee $64.00/10 Lessons with Extended Swim May swim after class from 8-9:00 p.m. Tues. Jan. 15 7:30 p.m. 14892 Tues. Mar. 26 7:30 p.m. 14893 SWIM LESSONS - ADULT WOMEN ONLY Want to learn to swim, but are nervous to try? This class is for you! Learn in a fun, relaxed atmosphere with a female instructor. Registration Fee $54.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Sat. Jan. 12 9:00 a.m. 14894 Sat. Mar. 23 9:00 a.m. 14895 Registration Fee $64.00/10 Lessons with Extended Swim May swim after class from 8-9:00 p.m. Tues. Jan. 15 7:30 p.m. 14896 Thurs. Jan. 17 7:30 p.m. 14897 Tues. Mar. 26 7:30 p.m. 14898 Thurs. Mar. 28 7:30 p.m. 14899 SPECIALTY CLASSES TEEN & ADULT DIVING - SPRINGBOARD 2 Diving Improvement Expands on Springboard 1 to develop faster rotations, cleaner entries, and more precise body control. Learn pike position, reverse, inward, and twisting dives. Advanced divers will culminate with a 1½ somersault. Prerequisites: tuck jump, back dive fall-in, forward dive with approach. Registration Fee $54.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Jan. 15 6:55 p.m. 14861 Thurs. Jan. 17 6:55 p.m. 14862 Sat. Jan. 12 10:10 a.m. 14863 Tues. Mar. 26 6:55 p.m. 14864 Thurs. Mar. 28 6:55 p.m. 14865 Sat. Mar. 23 10:10 a.m. 14866 DIVING - SPRINGBOARD 3 Diving Refinement Emphasis on expanding personal repertoire of dives. Scoring methods introduced. We will discuss how mechanical precision and dive selection influence a diver’s ultimate success. Prerequisite: forward 1½ somersault, tuck, full-twisting forward somersault, back somersault, tuck. Registration Fee $54.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Sat. Jan. 12 11:20 a.m. 14867 Sat. Mar. 23 11:20 a.m. 14868 Extended swim students need to check in at the front desk! 19 SWIM LESSONS — PRIVATE Minimum age 5. One-on-one instruction. Whether to improve specific stroke techniques, conquer a fear of water, gain confidence, or focus on advanced skills, they are designed to meet individual needs of you or your child. Missed lessons not be made up. Registration deadline is 2 days before class start date. Registration Fee $180.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Jan. 15 5:10 p.m. 14930 Wed. Jan. 16 5:00 p.m. 14931 Wed. Jan. 16 6:45 p.m. 14932 Thurs. Jan. 17 5:10 p.m. 14933 Thurs. Jan. 17 7:30 p.m. 14934 Sat. Jan. 12 11:20 a.m. 14935 Sat. Jan. 12 12:00 p.m. 14936 Tues. Mar. 26 5:10 p.m. 14937 Wed. Mar. 27 5:00 p.m. 14938 Wed. Mar. 27 6:45 p.m. 14939 Thurs. Mar. 28 5:10 p.m. 14940 Thurs. Mar. 28 7:30 p.m. 14941 Sat. Mar. 23 11:20 a.m. 14942 Sat. Mar. 23 12:00 p.m. 14943 LIFEGUARD TRAINING - American Red Cross Minimum age 15 on or before completion of class. Emphasis on victim recognition, surveillance & equipment -based rescues. Requirements: •Must swim 300 yards continuously using these strokes in the following order: 100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, flutter kick (rhythmic breathing can be performed either by breathing to the side or to the front);100 yards of breaststroke using a pull, breath, kick and glide sequence;100 yards of either the front crawl or breaststroke. The 100 yards may be a combination of front crawl or breaststroke. No time requirement for this skill. •Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point while maintaining two hands on the object and exit water without using a ladder or steps within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Registration Fee $225.00, includes book, Standard First Aid & CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Registration accepted immediately. Attendance at all classes required.  Activity #14944 - Jan. 17 & 18, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Jan. 19 & 21, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Jan. 20, 1-8:00 p.m. No refunds after Jan. 9.  Activity #14945 - Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Feb. 23 & Mar. 2, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Feb. 24, 1-8:00 p.m. No refunds after Feb. 14.  Activity #14946 - April 5 & 12, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; April 6 & 13, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; April 7, 1-8:00 p.m. No refunds after Mar. 28.  Activity #14947 - May 10 & 17, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; May 11, 18 & 19, 1-8:00 p.m. No refunds after May 2.  Activity #14948 - May 31 & June 7, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; June 1 & 8, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; June 2, 1-8:00 p.m. No refunds after May 23. SWIM LESSONS — ADAPTIVE/AQUA BUDDIES For children & adults with physical or developmental disabilities or Autism. Ratio is one student/instructor. Missed lessons will not be made up. Registration deadline is two days before class start date. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Registration Fee $90.00/9 Lessons (Inst. Jean) Sat. Jan. 12 9:00 a.m. 14900 Sat. Jan. 12 9:35 a.m. 14901 Sat. Jan. 12 10:10 a.m. 14902 Sat. Jan. 12 10:45 a.m. 14903 Sat. Jan. 12 11:20 a.m. 14904 Registration Fee $100.00/10 Lessons Tues. Jan. 15 5:10 p.m. 14905 Tues. Jan. 15 6:55 p.m. 14906 Tues. Jan. 15 7:30 p.m. 14907 Wed. Jan. 16 6:45 p.m. 14908 Thurs. Jan. 17 5:10 p.m. 14909 Thurs. Jan. 17 7:30 p.m. 14910 Sat. Jan. 12 9:00 a.m. 14911 Sat. Jan. 12 9:35 a.m. 14912 Sat. Jan. 12 11:20 a.m. 14913 Sat. Jan. 12 12:00 p.m. 14914 Registration Fee $100.00/10 Lessons Tues. Mar. 26 5:10 p.m. 14915 Tues. Mar. 26 6:55 p.m. 14916 Tues. Mar. 26 7:30 p.m. 14917 Wed. Mar. 27 6:45 p.m. 14918 Thurs. Mar. 28 5:10 p.m. 14919 Thurs. Mar. 28 7:30 p.m. 14920 Sat. Mar. 23 9:00 a.m. 14921 Sat. Mar. 23 9:35 a.m. 14922 Sat. Mar. 23 11:20 a.m. 14923 Sat. Mar. 23 12:00 p.m. 14924 Registration Fee $70.00/7 Lessons (Inst. Jean) Sat. April 6 9:00 a.m. 14925 Sat. April 6 9:35 a.m. 14926 Sat. April 6 10:10 a.m. 14927 Sat. April 6 10:45 a.m. 14928 Sat. April 6 11:20 a.m. 14929 Aquatics continued ADAPTIVE PRIVATE POOL & WATER SLIDE GROUP RENTAL For information or to schedule a group pool rental, call Kirsten at 763-569-3317. Featuring: 50 meter pool, 150´ water slide, Diving boards, Lifeguards on duty. COMPETITIVE For those who may be interested in joining a swim team. Stroke analysis and development, speed turns, and basic fitness will be emphasized. Minimum swim ability is level 5. Registration Fee $64.00/10 Lessons with Extended Swim. May swim after class from 8-9:00 p.m. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Wed. Jan. 16 6:45 p.m. 15133 Wed. Mar. 27 6:45 p.m. 15134 Extended swim students need to check in at the front desk! 20 CHILDREN GYMNASTICS PROGRAM 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 next level. Spectators not permitted in class. Parents are welcome to attend the last day of class. If you have questions about where to place your child, call Sue at 763-569-3406. GYMNASTICS – PRESCHOOL Boys & girls ages 4-5. A great opportunity to learn basic balance, coordination and motor skills in a fun setting. Children will be taught tumbling skills, including forward & backward rolls, cartwheels and headstands and introduced to balance beam, uneven bars and vault. Ratio 8 students/instructor. No class March 23, 28 & 30. Registration Fee $44.00/9 Sessions. Classes 45 min. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Thurs. Mar. 14 6:30 p.m. Park Center 14949 Sat. Mar. 9 9:30 a.m. Park Center 14950 GYMNASTICS – GIRLS BEGINNING Girls ages 6-10 who have had little or no gymnastics experience. Learn basic tumbling skills such as rolls, cartwheels, walkovers and headstands. Simple skills on the beam, vault and uneven bars will also be taught. No class March 23, 28 & 30. Registration Fee $48.00/9 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Thurs. Mar. 14 7:25 p.m. Park Center 14951 Sat. Mar. 9 10:25 a.m. Park Center 14952 GYMNASTICS – GIRLS INTERMEDIATE Girls ages 6-10 who have either passed Girls Beginning or can do the following skills: Tumbling - forward and backward roll, cartwheel, headstand; Beam - walk forward and back, front support and mount, squat turn, forward roll; Vault - straddle, hip squat; Bars - back hip circle, single leg cut, pull over to front support. No class March 23 & 30. Registration Fee $48.00/9 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Sat. Mar. 9 11:35 a.m. Park Center 14953 ZUMBATOMIC® For Kids! This class is designed exclusively for kids (ages 5-9). Zumbatomic classes are rockin’, high-energy fitness parties packed with special choreographed kid -friendly routines and all the music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and more! Parents love Zumbatomic because of the effects it has on kids, increasing their focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism and enhancing coordination. Wear cross training or aerobic style shoes & comfortable clothes. Registration Fee $40.00/10 Sessions. Classes 30 minutes. Stephanie is a licensed Zumbatomic® Instructor. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Wed. Jan. 9 6:30 p.m. CC 14954 Wed. Mar. 27 6:30 p.m. CC 14955 SKATING RINKS Skating season typically runs from December 15- February 15. It could be earlier or later depending on weather conditions. Warming houses and rinks may close in inclement weather. Locations With Warming Houses Hours - Monday-Friday, 4-9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 1 -9:00 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5:00 p.m. Weekday holidays, 1-9:00 p.m. In case of inclement weather, call 763-569-3442. Centennial Park West, 6254 Brooklyn Drive Evergreen Park, 7112 Bryant Avenue Locations Without Warming Houses Ice on these rinks will be maintained only; no supervision. Bellvue Park, 801 - 55th Avenue Grandview Park, 1600 - 59thAvenue Kylawn Park, 6015 Kyle Avenue Northport Park, 5512 Sailor Lane West Palmer Park, 7110 Palmer Lake Drive Willow Lane Park, 4800 - 69th Avenue BROOKLYN CENTER LITTLE LEAGUE Sign-Up Dates - Saturday, January 26, February 9, & March 2, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Brooklyn Center Community Center. AMERICAN LITTLE LEAGUE Questions, call Debbie at 763-232-7935. T-Ball Ages 4-7; Baseball Ages 7-12 - Boys & girls. League age is determined by your age on April 30, 2013. Bring to registration: Medical information, proof of residence and birth certificate. Boundaries Include The Following Schools - Birch Grove, Crestview, Edinbrook, Evergreen Park, Fair Oaks, Garden City, Jackson Middle, Monroe, Oxbow (south of 109), Palmer Lake, Park Brook, Riverview, Woodland and Zanewood. (Boundary map available at registration.) Fees - See www.eteamz.com/BCALL NATIONAL LITTLE LEAGUE Questions, call Penny at 763-561-5861/Bob at 763-442-3668. T-Ball Ages 5-7; Baseball Ages 7-12 - Boys & girls. League age is determined by your age on April 30, 2013. Boundaries - Brooklyn Center residents attending Earle Brown, Northport, Lakeview and 6th graders attending Sandburg Middle School. Minneapolis residents living 53rd Ave N south to Dowling Ave, Mississippi River west to Penn Ave. Fees - Baseball - $100 first child, $70 each additional child living in the same household; T-Ball - $50 first child, $40 each additional child living in the same household. If it is your first time registering, birth certificate required. BROOKLYN AREA BABE RUTH BASEBALL Ages 13-19 - See www.eteamz.com/babr for fees and registration information. Questions: City and Travel Leagues - Phil 763-496-1894; Senior Leagues-Steve 763-566-8966. BROOKLYN BRUMBIES RUGBY CLUB Boys Ages 14-18 -See www.brooklynbrumbiesrugby.com or email brumbiesrugby@hotmail.com for information. 21 Children continued SOCCER - PRESCHOOL LITTLE KICKERS Ages 3 & 4, eligible for kindergarten 2014 & 2015. In addition to learning basic skills, there will be warm up games to enhance social interaction and gross motor skills. See Little Kickers description below. Class ratio 6 children/1 instructor/coach. Classes 45 min. Registration Fee $50.00. Day Begins Time Location Activity # T&TH June 11 6:00 p.m. Team 1-Evergreen 14956 T&TH June 11 6:00 p.m. Team 2-Evergreen 14957 T&TH June 11 6:00 p.m. Team 3-Evergreen 14958 T&TH June 11 6:00 p.m. Team 4-Evergreen 14959 T&TH June 11 6:00 p.m. Team 5-Evergreen 14960 T&TH June 11 6:00 p.m. Team 6-Evergreen 14961 If your child wishes to be on the same team as another child, please sign up for the same team activity #. Registration Deadline - June 3 To guarantee your child a t-shirt in the correct size, register on or before June 3. If space permits, we will accommodate children on the waiting list.  No tryouts and EVERYONE will play!  In case of rainouts, due to financial and time restraints, only one practice or game will be made up.  Soccer season – June 11-July 30. (No program June 27 & July 4)  Softball season – June 10-July 24. (No program July 3)  If the registration minimum has not been met, a location could be canceled. If this occurs, there is the option of transferring your child to another location or receiving a refund.  No weekend practices or games.  Children who have participated in this program two or more years may register for a higher level team. At instructors’ discretion, players may be transferred to an appropriate team.  Fee includes T-shirt. When registering, indicate size.  Softball participants bring a glove and hat. Soccer participants are required to wear shin guards.  Adult volunteers are needed to assist staff instructors/coaches some weeks. See coaches on the field.  Soccer Locations – Centennial Park – 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy (park behind City Hall); Evergreen Football Field – 7112 Dupont Ave N; Grandview Soccer Field – 1600 59th Ave N.  Softball Locations – Kylawn Park – 6015 Kyle Ave N; Firehouse Park – 6335 Bryant Ave N  Financial Assistance and Scholarships – Available for Brooklyn Center resident children on free/reduced lunch. SOCCER - LITTLE KICKERS Ages 4 & 5, eligible for kindergarten 2013 & 2014. A noncompetitive program, featuring drills & activities for our “Little Kickers” to develop basic skills of soccer. We offer positive coaching, smaller fields, scrimmages played six on six, with everyone playing and fun for all. Classes 1 hour. Registration Fee $50.00. Day Begins Time Location Activity # T&TH June 11 6:00 p.m. Team 1-Centennial E 14962 T&TH June 11 6:00 p.m. Team 2-Centennial E 14963 T&TH June 11 6:00 p.m. Team 3-Centennial E 14964 T&TH June 11 6:00 p.m. Team 4-Centennial W 14965 T&TH June 11 6:00 p.m. Team 5-Centennial W 14966 T&TH June 11 6:00 p.m. Team 6-Centennial W 14967 SOCCER - KICKIN' KIDS I Ages 6-8, eligible for grades 1 & 2 in 2013. This instructional program is designed for children to have FUN while LEARNING the fundamentals of soccer. The program will be filled with many fun activities so "kids" can learn the basic skills needed to play soccer and games will be played in July. Classes 1 hour. Registration Fee $50.00. Day Begins Time Location Activity # T&TH June 11 7:15 p.m. Team 1-Evergreen 14968 T&TH June 11 7:15 p.m. Team 2-Evergreen 14969 T&TH June 11 7:15 p.m. Team 3-Evergreen 14970 T&TH June 11 7:15 p.m. Team 4-Evergreen 14971 SOCCER Ages 10-14, eligible for grades 5-8 in 2013 who have previously played soccer & know the skills. The first night coaches will do a quick review of skills followed by a scrimmage. Remaining weeks spent playing scrimmages between teams 1 & 2. Classes 1 hour. Registration Fee $50.00. Day Begins Time Location Activity # T&TH June 11 7:15 p.m. Team 1-Grandview 14976 T&TH June 11 7:15 p.m. Team 2-Grandview 14977 SOCCER - KICKIN' KIDS II Ages 8-10, eligible for grades 3 & 4 in 2013. Participants in this fun instructional program will review and work on mastering the fundamentals of soccer. Majority of time spent playing soccer games. Classes 1 hour. Registration Fee $50.00. Day Begins Time Location Activity # T&TH June 11 7:15 p.m. Team 1-Centennial E 14972 T&TH June 11 7:15 p.m. Team 2-Centennial E 14973 T&TH June 11 7:15 p.m. Team 3-Centennial W 14974 T&TH June 11 7:15 p.m. Team 4-Centennial W 14975 SUMMER SPORTS PROGRAM - T-Ball/Softball/Soccer T-Ball/Softball - see page 22 22 ADAPTIVE Children continued If your child wishes to be on the same team as another child, sign up for the same team activity #. Where applicable, parents are responsible for providing transportation to the other park for games. Kylawn & Firehouse are 3.5 miles apart, about a 10 min drive; parents please notify coaches if you have to drive between fields at the same program time. Registration Deadline - June 3. To guarantee your child a t-shirt in the correct size, register on or before June 3. If space permits, we will accommodate children on wait list. T-BALL - PRESCHOOL Ages 3 & 4, eligible for kindergarten 2014 & 2015. See description below. A parent, adult relative or friend participate as a buddy; no T-ball knowledge required. Buddies stand behind their child and assist coaches in skill development. Coaches teach all the skills. Classes 45 min. Registration Fee $50.00. Day Begins Time Location Activity # M&W June 10 6:00 p.m. Team 1-Kylawn East 14978 M&W June 10 6:00 p.m. Team 2-Kylawn East 14979 M&W June 10 6:00 p.m. Team 3-Firehouse East 14980 M&W June 10 6:00 p.m. Team 4-Firehouse East 14981 T-BALL Ages 4 & 5, eligible for kindergarten 2013 & 2014. For kids who like to run, jump, throw, play games & have FUN! LEARN the basic fundamentals, good sportsmanship and play related skill games & relays. Classes 1 hour. Registration Fee $50.00. Day Begins Time Location Activity # M&W June 10 6:00 p.m. Team 1-Kylawn West 14982 M&W June 10 6:00 p.m. Team 2-Kylawn West 14983 M&W June 10 6:00 p.m. Team 3-Firehouse West 14984 M&W June 10 6:00 p.m. Team 4-Firehouse West 14985 SOFTBALL - "KIDS" INTRODUCTION Ages 6-8, eligible for grades 1 & 2 in 2013. Kids have FUN while LEARNING good sportsmanship, teamwork & fundamentals of softball. Classes 1 hour. Registration Fee $50.00. Day Begins Time Location Activity # M&W June 10 7:10 p.m. Team 1-Kylawn East 14986 M&W June 10 7:10 p.m. Team 2-Kylawn East 14987 M&W June 10 7:10 p.m. Team 3-Kylawn West 14988 M&W June 10 7:10 p.m. Team 4-Kylawn West 14989 SOFTBALL Ages 8-12, eligible for grades 3, 4 & 5 in 2013. A fun instructional program with emphasis on mastering skills of throwing, hitting & fielding. Majority of time will be scrimmaging between teams. Classes 1 hour. Registration Fee $50.00. Day Begins Time Location Activity # M&W June 10 7:10 p.m. Team 1-Firehouse East 14990 M&W June 10 7:10 p.m. Team 2-Firehouse East 14991 M&W June 10 7:10 p.m. Team 3-Firehouse West 14992 M&W June 10 7:10 p.m. Team 4-Firehouse West 14993 T-BALL & SOFTBALL “CHALLENGER CUBS” Baseball for Special Needs 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 held Monday nights, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn Center National Little League fields. For information on becoming a player or a buddy, contact Sandy at 763-566-4347. Adaptive Recreation programs and Inclusion services are available though REACH for Resources. REACH is an agency which serves individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in Western Hennepin County. Services include adaptive recreation, independent living support and counseling. For information and registration procedures, call Danielle or Beth at 952-988-4177 or go to www.reachforresources.org Inclusion Support for All Ages REACH provides inclusion facilitators for children and adults with disabilities who would like to participate in their city park and recreation programs. Registration for these programs is done through your Park and Recreation Department. After registering, contact Reach For Resources to discuss the needs/ accommodations for yourself or your child. Minimum of two weeks notice required for a successful inclusion. Adaptive Recreation Programs Register for the following programs through REACH. Bowling for All Ages - Join us for fun, noncompetitive bowling. You will bowl 2 games each week. Location: Doyle’s Lanes, 5000 West Broadway Ave, Crystal Dates: Saturdays, January 19-March 9, 12 - 2:00 p.m. Fee: $35 (plus $3.50 each week) YOUTH PROGRAMS (ages 5-12) Family Yoga - Increase attention span, focus, muscle tone, and flexibility. This class is designed for children with disabilities and their parents to learn yoga together. Siblings are welcome too! All children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Location: St. Louis Park Recreation Center Dates: Tuesday, January 22-February 26, 7:15-8:15 p.m. Fee: $50 per parent/child pair ($20 each additional person) TEEN PROGRAMS (ages 13-21) Teen Explorers - Get to know new friends while trying new activities! Movies, dinners out, games, crafts, and so many more activities! Dates: Tuesday, January 15-March 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Location: Various metro locations (St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnentonka, Golden Valley) Fee: $40 Social Seekers - This program is for teens and young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome. Meets once a week for fun & social interaction. Groups are available for varying age groups (12-14, 15-18, and 19-30) at various locations. Intake is required for all new participants. Call 952-988-4176 for more information. ADULT PROGRAMS (ages 18 +) Wednesday Night Social, Non-Competitive Basketball League, Yoga, Walking for Health, On the Town, Dances and Weekend Ventures Respite Program. Call for more information. 23 ADULT FITNESS Non-members may participate in SilverSneakers® classes by paying the low registration fee. This is a great opportunity to get fit, have fun, and make friends! SilverSneakers® Fitness Program participants are invited to workout in our exercise room, swim and use the sauna at no cost to eligible members. Join at any time! SILVERSNEAKERS® – Muscular Strength & Range of Movement Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance; and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support. No fee SilverSneakers® participant. Classes 50 min. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $30.00/10 Sessions Mon. Jan. 7 10:30 a.m. CC Judy 14994 Thurs. Jan. 10 9:00 a.m. CC Stephanie 14995 Fri. Jan. 11 10:00 a.m. CC Stephanie 14996 Thurs. Mar. 28 9:00 a.m. CC Stephanie 14997 Fri. Mar. 29 10:00 a.m. CC Stephanie 14998 Registration Fee $27.00/9 Sessions Mon. Mar. 25 10:30 a.m. CC Judy 14999 SILVERSNEAKERS® – Yoga Stretch Yoga Stretch will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. No fee SilverSneakers® participant. Classes 50 min. Instructor Judy. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $30.00/10 Sessions Mon. Jan. 7 3:00 p.m. CC 15000 Wed. Jan. 9 9:45 a.m. CC 15001 Wed. Mar. 27 9:45 a.m. CC 15002 Registration Fee $27.00/9 Sessions Mon. Mar. 25 3:00 p.m. CC 15003 SILVERSNEAKERS® – Cardio Fit Cardio Fit is perfect for participants who are fit and active, as well as those who want an energizing activity. This cardio class is safe, heart-healthy and easy on the joints. The workout includes easy-to-follow low impact movements, upper body strength work, abdominal conditioning, stretching and relaxation from the floor designed to energize your active lifestyle. No fee SilverSneakers® participant. Registration Fee $30.00/10 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Wed. Jan. 9 8:45 a.m. CC Judy 15004 Fri. Jan. 11 9:00 a.m. CC Stephanie 15005 Wed. Mar. 27 8:45 a.m. CC Judy 15006 Fri. Mar. 29 9:00 a.m. CC Stephanie 15007 Classes with the sneakers are offered at no cost to SilverSneakers® members. Please register for classes you will be attending. SILVERSNEAKERS® – SilverSplash® Activate your aqua urge for variety! This shallow water class offers LOTs of fun moves to improve agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. No swimming ability is required and a special SilverSneakers® kickboard is used to develop strength, balance and coordination. No fee SilverSneakers ® participant. Classes 50 min. Instructor Jean. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $30.00/10 Sessions Mon. Jan. 7 10:30 a.m. CC 15008 Thurs. Jan. 10 10:45 a.m. CC 15009 Registration Fee $27.00/9 Sessions Thurs. Mar. 28 10:45 a.m. CC 15010 Registration Fee $24.00/8 Sessions Mon. Apr. 1 10:30 a.m. CC 15011 STRENGTH TRAINING “Strong women & men stay young.” Age 30 or 90, fit or unfit, this class can build bone density, lose weight, gain strength and energy. Basic exercises using weights are geared to individual ability for a healthier & more active lifestyle. Authorities claim strength training can decrease risk for diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis. Bands and hand held weights up to 8 lbs. provided. Join this class for an energy overhaul! Registration Fee $30.00/10 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor Stephanie. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Thurs. Jan. 10 10:00 a.m. CC 15012 Thurs. Mar. 28 10:00 a.m. CC 15013 AEROBIC FITNESS AND FUN FOR 65+ Learn energizing routines designed to improve strength, flexibility and endurance at a level safe and comfortable for you. This class is directed towards individuals 65 years and older; others may participate. Classes 50 minutes. Instructor Judy. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $30.00/10 Sessions Mon. Jan. 7 9:30 a.m. CC 15014 Registration Fee $27.00/9 Sessions Mon. March 25 9:30 a.m. CC 15015 BRAIN GYM® Are you interested in a playful, fun way to engage your brain that involves moving? In the series, participants will learn and practice 26 Brain Gym® movements. These exercises improve concentration, memory, organizational skills, listening and coordination. Brain Gym® is an international foundation recognized in over 80 countries. Come for fun, leave more balanced! No charge SilverSneakers® participant. Registration Fee $18.00/6 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Judy is a licensed Brain Gym® Instructor. (No class Feb. 14) Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. Jan 7 1:30 p.m. CC 15016 Thurs. Jan 10 6:00 p.m. CC 15017 Mon. Mar. 25 1:30 p.m. CC 15018 Thurs. Mar. 28 6:00 p.m. CC 15019 24 Adult Fitness continued ARTHRITIS WATER EXERCISE Joining a water exercise class gives you opportunity to exercise in warm water with guidance from a trained Arthritis Foundation instructor. This class can help decrease pain and stiffness. We concentrate on walking, warm-ups, range of motion of all major joints and low-impact exercises. Registration Fee $33.50/10 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Heather & Heidi will team teach the evening class. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Wed. Jan. 9 10:30 a.m. CC Beth 15020 Wed. Jan. 9 6:30 p.m. CC H/H 15021 Wed. Mar. 27 10:30 a.m. CC Beth 15022 Wed. Mar. 27 6:30 p.m. CC H/H 15023 AQUA EXERCISE – Senior 2 Are you ready to take your water exercise workout to the next level? Water buoys and unique variations using the noodle are all part of the challenge. Work at the intensity level that works for you! Classes 50 min. Instructor LeVon. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $30.00/9 Sessions (No class Feb. 1) Fri. Jan. 11 9:45 a.m. CC 15036 Registration Fee $27.00/8 Sessions (No class May 24) Fri. Apr. 5 9:45 a.m. CC 15037 AQUA EXERCISE Water power! Join this invigorating high -energy class, which includes a warm up, cardio and full body toning. You are encouraged to participate in the intensity level that suits you best. It’s 50 minutes of pure aqua aerobic fun! Jean & Judy J will team teach Monday evening. Classes 50 min. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $33.50/10 Sessions Mon. Jan. 7 6:00 p.m. CC Jean/Judy 15028 Tues. Jan. 8 9:30 a.m. CC LeVon 15029 Thurs. Jan. 10 9:45 a.m. CC Jean 15030 Sat. Jan. 12 8:00 a.m. CC Jean 15031 Registration Fee $30.00/9 Sessions (No class May 25) Mon. Mar. 25 6:00 p.m. CC Jean/Judy 15032 Tues. Apr. 2 9:30 a.m. CC LeVon 15033 Thurs. Mar. 28 9:45 a.m. CC Jean 15034 Sat. Mar. 30 8:00 a.m. CC Jean 15035 AQUA SHALLOW & DEEP WATER COMBO Our “combo” class combines warm up, stretching, aerobic exercise and strength training for a full body workout. The class is designed for all fitness levels and can be easily modified for a lower or higher intensity workout. Registration Fee $33.50/10 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Heather & Heidi will team teach the evening class. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Wed. Jan. 9 9:30 a.m. CC Vicki 15024 Wed. Jan. 9 7:25 p.m. CC H/H 15025 Wed. Mar. 27 9:30 a.m. CC Vicki 15026 Wed. Mar. 27 7:25 p.m. CC H/H 15027 AQUA EXERCISE – DEEP WATER WORKOUT If you are looking for a different experience in water exercise, try this class! Using a floatation device, the instructor combines aerobic exercise, strength training, sculpting and water jogging for an excellent over all body workout! Class is designed for all fitness levels and can be easily modified for a lower or higher intensity workout. Swimming skills are not required but participants should be comfortable in deep water. Floatation belts and noodles are furnished. Jean and Judy J will team teach Monday evening. Classes 50 min. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $33.50/10 Sessions Mon. Jan. 7 9:30 a.m. CC Jean 15038 Mon. Jan. 7 7:00 p.m. CC Jean/Judy 15039 Registration Fee $30.00/9 Sessions Mon. Mar. 25 7:00 p.m. CC Jean/Judy 15040 Registration Fee $26.50/8 Sessions Mon. Apr. 1 9:30 a.m. CC Jean 15041 MAT PILATES Pilates teaches a series of controlled movements utilizing the body’s “core” abdomen, back and hips. This exercise regimen is designed to create long, lean muscles while enhancing strength, flexibility and balance, with emphasis on posture, proper body mechanics and alignment. Suitable for any fitness level. Classes 50 min. Instructor Beth. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $35.00/10 Sessions Tues. Jan. 8 6:15 p.m. CC 15046 Registration Fee $31.50/9 Sessions Tues. April 2 6:15 p.m. CC 15047 STRENGTH TRAINING, BACK & “ABS” FOR WOMEN Basic exercises using weights are geared to individual ability for a healthier & more active lifestyle. This class includes weekly “AB” workout and specific strength training exercises for the lower back. Classes 1 hour. Instructor Vicki. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $35.00/10 Sessions Mon. Jan. 7 6:15 p.m. CC 15044 Registration Fee $31.50/9 Sessions Mon. Mar. 25 6:15 p.m. CC 15045 HATHA YOGA Pure Hatha Yoga strives to create an absolute balance between the body, mind & energy. The benefits may include stress reduction, relaxation, decreased depression, pain relief, lower blood pressure, and balancing blood sugar. Leave refreshed, calm, and relaxed. Classes 50 min. Instructor Cassandra. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $35.00/10 Sessions Mon. Jan. 7 5:00 p.m. CC 15042 Registration Fee $31.50/9 Sessions Mon. Mar. 25 5:00 p.m. CC 15043 Adult Fitness classes are for ages 16 and older. Children & spectators may not sit in the room while class is in session. Participation is limited to those who have registered for the class or purchased a drop-in pass for the class. SilverSplash® See page 23 for the SilverSneakers® SilverSplash® Aqua fitness program! 25 Adult Fitness continued ZUMBA® This dance-based high-energy class for average healthy adults fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves. Zumba ® is a great workout while helping to build muscle tone and cardiovascular endurance. Wear cross training or aerobic style shoes & comfortable clothes. Classes 1 hour. Stephanie is a licensed Zumba® Instructor. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $54.00/9 Sessions (No class Feb. 2) Sat. Jan. 12 10:10 a.m. CC 15061 Registration Fee $60.00/10 Sessions Wed. Jan. 9 7:15 p.m. CC 15062 Wed. Mar. 27 7:15 p.m. CC 15063 Sat. Mar. 30 10:10 a.m. CC 15064 BODY SCULPTING Body strengthening & toning. Beginning with warm -up to wake up your whole body, we will use free weights, bands, and floor work to sculpt and tone legs, buttocks, core, arms and shoulders. Class will end with total body stretching. Get the definition and sculpting you desire! Classes 30 min. Instructor Stephanie. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $27.00/9 Sessions (No class Feb. 2) Sat. Jan. 12 9:30 a.m. CC 15059 Registration Fee $30.00/10 Sessions Sat. Mar. 30 9:30 a.m. CC 15060 BASIC EXERCISE ROOM ORIENTATION Learn proper fitness equipment techniques for a safe and effective workout in the Exercise Room. A basic walk through of fitness equipment to help you use each machine correctly. A fitness specialist will assist on proper use & correct form. Not a personal training session. Free for members or patrons who paid daily admission fee. Allow approximately 30-45 minutes. Wednesdays Jan. 16, Feb. 20, Mar. 13, Apr. 17, May 15, 12:00-12:45 p.m. Thursdays Jan. 10, Feb. 7, Mar. 14, Apr. 11, May 9, 7:30-8:30 p.m. CARDIO COMBO – SATURDAY Come alone, meet new people or make it a family affair. This low impact cardio workout offers a variety of exercises challenging all fitness levels. Participate in the intensity level that suits you best, including a 10 minute warm-up, 20 minutes of aerobics, 10 minutes of step, (for persons unable to do step, the same patterns may be done on the floor) cool down and strength training. Classes 50 min. Instructor Stephanie. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $31.50/9 Sessions (No class Feb. 2) Sat. Jan. 12 8:30 a.m. CC 15057 Registration Fee $35.00/10 Sessions Sat. Mar. 30 8:30 a.m. CC 15058 CIRCUIT TRAINING FOR WOMEN A fun, fast paced way to lose weight, tone muscles & get stronger. Meet in Circuit training area of exercise room. Warm- up, instruction and use of circuit equipment and cool down will be the class format. Great for all fitness levels. Registration Fee $28.00/8 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Instructor Jessi. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Thurs. April 4 6:00 p.m. CC 15056 R.I.P.P.E.D.! Experience this total body "plateau proof fitness formula" workout, utilizing resistance and cardio training, which masterfully combines Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance, and Diet components of R.I.P.P.E.D. to help you attain and maintain your physique in ways that are fun, safe, doable and extremely effective. Burn up to 750 calories in just one 50 minute class. Registration Fee $35.00/10 Sessions. Instructor Beth. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Thurs. Jan. 10 6:15 p.m. CC 15054 Thurs. Mar. 28 6:15 p.m. CC 15055 BOOT CAMP Tired of the same old routine or just need some motivation to keep moving? Add Boot Camp for some spice to your routine and increase your overall fitness level. We will use traditional calisthenics, body weight exercises, core training and plyometrics to help you reach your fitness goals. Each week will be a little different from the next, keeping your body guessing and your motivation high. Classes 50 min. Instructor Beth. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $35.00/10 Sessions Tues. Jan. 8 7:15 p.m. CC 15048 Registration Fee $31.50/9 Sessions Tues. April 2 7:15 p.m. CC 15049 LINE DANCING Dance your way to fitness. Fun dance steps are simple and suitable for all levels. Popular club and country western will be taught preparing you for a night out or family functions. Come dance with Crusin' Susan and the group! No class April 17. Registration Fee $28.00/8 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Drop-ins welcome. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Wed. Jan. 9 7:15 p.m. CC 15052 Wed. Mar. 27 7:15 p.m. CC 15053 STRETCH/TONE/CARDIO/ISOMETRIC LOW IMPACT ALL-IN-ONE CLASS Resistance bands to tone & stretch the muscle groups will be used for half the class while getting a 2-mile cardio walk workout. Hand held weights are used the other half of the class for strengthening. Isometrics will be incorporated. The sessions are designed to efficiently get it “all-in-one” session and the upbeat music and group energy will increase your strength and endurance. Suitable for all levels; advanced exercisers can use stronger resistance bands & heavier weights. Bands and weights up to 8 lbs. provided. Classes 1 hour. Instructor Sue. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $35.00/10 Sessions Wed. Jan. 9 6:15 p.m. CC 15050 Registration Fee $31.50/9 Sessions (No class April 17) Wed. Mar. 27 6:15 p.m. CC 15051 Register online at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. For registration information, see page 14. 26 Adult Fitness continued FITNESS DROP-IN CARDS This option is ideal for people who want to exercise but cannot commit to the same class every week. 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 have an expiration date. 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 Kelly at 763-569-3400. 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! WINTER - CARDS VALID JANUARY 7- MARCH 16 DROP-IN CARD—SENIOR OPTIONS Adults 62 years and older # of Classes Fee Activity # 12 Classes $44.00 15065 10 Classes $37.00 15066 8 Classes $29.50 15067 5 Classes $18.50 15068 1 Class $4.00 15069 DROP-IN CARD—FITNESS OPTIONS Adults through 61 years # of Classes Fee Activity # 12 Classes $49.50 15070 10 Classes $41.25 15071 8 Classes $33.00 15072 5 Classes $20.50 15073 1 Class $4.25 15074 DROP-IN CARD—ZUMBA OPTIONS Can be used for Wednesday or Saturday class # of Classes Fee Activity # 5 Classes $35.00 15075 3 Classes $21.00 15076 1 Class $7.00 15077 SPRING - CARDS VALID MARCH 25-JUNE 1 DROP-IN CARD—SENIOR OPTIONS Adults 62 years and older # of Classes Fee Activity # 12 Classes $44.00 15079 10 Classes $37.00 15080 8 Classes $29.50 15081 5 Classes $18.50 15082 1 Class $4.00 15083 DROP-IN CARD—FITNESS OPTIONS Adults through 61 years # of Classes Fee Activity # 12 Classes $49.50 15084 10 Classes $41.25 15085 8 Classes $33.00 15086 5 Classes $20.50 15087 1 Class $4.25 15088 DROP-IN CARD—ZUMBA OPTIONS Can be used for Wednesday or Saturday class # of Classes Fee Activity # 5 Classes $35.00 15089 3 Classes $21.00 15090 1 Class $7.00 15091 POTTERY POTTERY — BEGINNING Learn the basic skills of throwing and hand building. Bring a work shirt to the first class. Instructor will teach 6 weeks and students will work independently one week during class time. Registration Fee $118.00/7 Weeks & Open Lab. Classes 2½ hours. Instructor Chad. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Thurs. Jan. 10 6:30 p.m. CC 15092 Thurs. Feb. 28 6:30 p.m. CC 15093 Thurs. Apr. 18 6:30 p.m. CC 15094 POTTERY — INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED For students proficient in throwing, hand building and glazing. The instructor will be in the lab three times. This ideal format is for participants who work independently yet need some instruction either in techniques or problem solving. Registration Fee $118.00/7 Weeks & Open Lab. Classes 2½ hours. Instructor Chad. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Tues. Jan. 8 6:30 p.m. CC 15095 Tues. Feb. 26 6:30 p.m. CC 15096 Tues. Apr. 16 6:30 p.m. CC 15097 POTTERY — LAB AND FIRING PRIVILEGES For persons who have completed a pottery class at the community center. This option is designed for individuals who want to work independently with no instruction. Please see schedule for lab availability. The schedule will be posted on the pottery lab door and available at the customer service desk. Registration Fee $118.00/7 Weeks & Open Lab. Dates Location Activity # January 2 - February 23 CC 15101 February 24 - April 13 CC 15102 April 14 - June 1 CC 15103 POTTERY — MONDAY POTTERY CLUB This night is for long-time Monday night participants who are proficient in throwing, hand building and glazing. This ideal format is for participants who work independently and enjoy socializing with other potters. Instructor Chad will come to class one day to give tips and answer questions on techniques. Registration Fee $118.00/7 Weeks & Open Lab. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. Jan. 7 5:00 p.m. CC 15098 Mon. Feb. 25 5:00 p.m. CC 15099 Mon. Apr. 15 5:00 p.m. CC 15100 Pottery participants will be issued a membership card for open lab time, which must be scanned at the front desk each time you use open lab. If you register in person, you will receive your membership card at that time. If you register online or by phone, allow extra time on first day of class to get your card at front desk. Cards valid for registered students for session dates below: Session 1: Jan 2-Feb 23; Session 2: Feb 24-Apr 13; Session 3: Apr 14-June 1. Check open lab schedule for times, available at front desk. All Session Registration Fees Include: 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, firing, tax and open lab time. Additional clay - $42.45, includes 25 lbs., glazes, firing and tax. No instruction the week of March 24. 27 BOOMERS & BEYOND If you have questions about the Boomers & Beyond programs, call Kelly at 763-569-3405. BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP If you enjoy reading, join our fun drop-in book discussions. Tuesdays, 1-2:30 p.m. at Robbinsdale City Hall, 4100 Lakeview Ave N. Sponsored by the cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal & Robbinsdale. Open to anyone regardless of where they live. New participants welcome to monthly discussions. January 8 The Golden Hour by Margaret Wurtele February 5 Doc by Mary Doria Russell March 5 Holy Ghost Girl by Donna M Johnson April 2 Meet the Author: Joe Kimball - $2 at the door Book: Secrets of the Cogdon Mansion May 7 Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys June 4 Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger DONUT MAKE YOU WONDER? Join us the third Wednesday of the month for interesting informative programs, coffee, and you guessed it - Donuts! Program fee is $2 payable at the door but you must register by the Thursday before so there are enough refreshments for everyone. Call 763-569-3405 to register. Program Location: Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Dr. N from 10-11:30 a.m. January 16 - Organizing Your Important Papers Rosemary Heins with the U of M Extension Service will share the basics about organizing papers and why it’s so important to do so. Through this presentation you will learn about strategies, useful tools and materials to help organize those papers in appropriate locations and for recommended lengths of time; How to identify and replace essential missing documents; The importance of and how to communicate your organizational system with other family members; How to prepare an emergency file; How to complete a household inventory. Register by January 11. February 20 – Antiques: Trash or Treasure Ever wonder if the items you have are genuine or valuable? David C. Schlueter, a certified personal property appraiser, will share how anyone can authenticate and he will talk about coin collecting basics. David will share examples of trash & treasure. At the end of the program, David will answer questions you may have about antiques you have at home or with you. Please limit the size of the item to shoe box size or smaller and understand he will not have time to do individual antique appraisals. Register by February 15. March 20 - “To Shred or Not to Shred!” What legal documents are important to shred? How many years should you keep bank statements, checks and deposit slips? Join us and Shred It as we uncover the answers to your shredding questions. After the talk, participants are encouraged to go home and start their sorting. During the first week of April, Shred it will return with a truck. Those who attended this talk can bring boxes of papers to be shredded! Register by March 15. Note: Cost of the March Donut Talk will be $5.00 April 17 - American Swedish Institute The past comes to life as we explore the contents of a Swedish Immigrant Trunk. A Swedish Institute Instructor will discuss historic items that typical Swedish immigrants would have brought with them on their journey to the New World. Register by April 12. May 15 - Who Get’s Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate? Planning to pass on personal items with special meaning can be challenging, and may lead to family conflict. This presentation provides practical information about the inheritance and transfer of non-titled personal property. No matter who you are in the process the resources presented can help you. The information and related resources can help families communicate, make decisions, and lessen conflict. A resource guide will be available for purchase. Presented by Shirley Barber, co-author and retired U of M faculty. Register by May 10. Sponsored by the Cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale and Senior Services of District 281. AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM Auto Insurance Discount Registration accepted immediately! Fee - AARP Members $12 & Non-members $14 Membership information, call 1-888-687-2277 Classroom training program designed to help persons 55 & older improve their driving skills, avoid accidents & traffic violations. No tests; course completion is required to initiate the 3 year auto insurance discount and become a better driver. Four Hour Refresher — For persons who have completed the eight hour mature driving course within the preceding three years. 1 Session. Date Day Time January 9 Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. February 6 Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 20 Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 1 Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 5 Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Eight Hour — If you have never taken the training or haven’t taken the refresher course for more than three years. Date Day Time April 16 & 17 Tues. & Wed. 5:00-9:00 p.m. REGISTRATION INFORMATION Register at: Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway. Questions, call 763-569-3400. If the class is full, we will put you on the waiting list and call you if an opening occurs. Advanced registration required by mail or in person; no walk-ins the day of class. Make check or money order payable to AARP. (Cash not accepted.) Class Location - Crossings, 6201 N Lilac Drive, south entry. Crossing residents may register with the manager, space providing. Thank you to the Crossings Manager & Lang Nelson Corporation for providing this site. Smoking prohibited. For other class locations, call AARP at 952-858-9040, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 28 BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING - FREE West Fire Station, 6250 Brooklyn Blvd. Tuesday - Friday, 8-10:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Boomers & Beyond continued FREE HELP FOR MEDICARE RECIPIENTS Brooklyn Center Community Center No Income Limits! Confidential, Free Assistance & No Sales! One hour individual morning appointments on December 12, January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12 To schedule your appointment, call Kelly at 763-569-3405. Example of questions:  Choosing the best supplement health insurance  Understanding Medicare Part D  Low Income Options  Sorting out medical and hospital bills  Medicare coverage for a given service  Appeals  Medical assistance Volunteer counselors are trained by Senior Community Services. Individuals, caregivers or family members are welcome to schedule an appointment. LEISURE TIME DROP-IN If you enjoy playing cards, join us Wednesdays from 10:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Community Center. Must be checked in no later than 11:00 a.m. Partners are not required to play. Bring your lunch and have a fun afternoon. Coffee and tea provided. Everyone contributes $1/week to the kitty, which helps defray the cost for supplies, refreshments and prizes. Birthdays are celebrated the first Wednesday of each month with dessert. Everyone except those celebrating a birthday that month contributes $1. Progressive 500 is played every other week with prizes for the top three scores and non winner drawing. If you don’t play cards, informal instruction available from the players except on Progressive 500 days. Hosted by volunteers. Schedule available at community center. MEN’S DROP-IN If you are interested in getting together informally with other guys, drop in on Mondays or Thursdays from Noon -3:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Come play Buck Euchre, similar to 500. If you do not play Buck Euchre, informal instruction by the men is available. Hosted by volunteers. Questions, call Earl at 612- 280-8288 or Kelly at 763-569-3405. No cards December 24. SENIOR LUNCHEON MARCH 15 Community Center Attention Lads & Lasses…Irish or Not, Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Luncheon at the End of the Rainbow! Join us for a wee bit o’ fun and find out what we have in the pot for you, it may not be only gold! Details including time, menu & cost will be available at the Community Center and on the City website in February or call 763-569-3400 after February 1 to have a flyer mailed. BROOKLYN CENTER FRIENDSHIP QUILTERS Join others who love quilting at the Community Center. This is a friendly drop-in group who meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. No dues; bring your lunch and a beverage and your quilting project. For more information call Joanne at 763-561-1219. Winter/Spring dates: December 19, January 2 & 16, February 6 & 20, March 6 & 20, April 3 & 17 and May 1 & 15. BROOKLYN CENTER WOMEN’S CLUB The club promotes social, cultural and civic activities for women and is open to woman over 21. Annual dues $12. Monthly meetings are informative with entertaining programs, held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. at the Community Center. Sponsored by the Community Activities, Recreation & Services Department. Join Us! Winter & Spring Meeting Dates: January 8 - Feeling Better & Living Longer w/E. Irine Theis February 12 - Plymouth Rockers Senior Chorus March 12 - John Hughes, Music & Lore of the Bagpipes April 9 - A Heart for Aussies, Dog Rescue w/Nancy Anderson May 14 - Spring Luncheon at Noon - Installation of Officers, young women’s scholarship awards, & BINGO to benefit the scholarship fund Monthly trips are offered to members; details available at meetings. For information, call 763-428-4023. January 16 - Chanhassen Dinner Theater - Bye Bye Birdie February 27 - Old Log Theater March 27 - Plymouth Playhouse “Ring of Fire”& Lunch April 25 - History Theater “This Side of Paridise” & Lunch May 22 - Explore Wisconsin Day Trip SOCIAL GROUPS The groups Leisure Time, Men’s Drop-in, Friendship Quilters and Women’s Club meet at the Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway. New participants are welcome at any time, stop by and check us out! Questions about these programs, call Kelly at 763-569-3405. PICKLEBALL 55+ Get ready to play the fastest growing racquet sport in the US! Pickleball is for people of all athletic abilities, described as a combination of ping pong, tennis and badminton. It’s a great workout, very social, and a competitive and athletic game. It’s also a good way to spend time with friends and family. Pickleball uses a plastic whiffle ball and a paddle and is played on a court roughly half the size of a tennis court. This is not a league...come when you can…just drop in…with no advanced registration. Equipment is provided for you to try the game. Gym shoes are required. FREE DEMO - Tuesday, January 8. Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - January 15 - May 28 Brooklyn Center Youth Recreation Center, 6500 Humboldt Ave N (next to BCHS). Fee: $2.00 each week at the door. Weekly volunteer hosts needed. To volunteer or program questions, call Kelly at 763-569-3405 Mondays, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive, 763- 531-0052 (Exception - December 24, 31, January 21, February 18). Fee: $2.00 each week. NEW! 29 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 re markable recreational activities. Motor coach buses depart & return to Brooklyn Center Community Center; an escort accompanies all tri ps. REGISTRATION for trips is currently available by mail, in person, by phone or online at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. 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. Refunds given only if trip is canceled or a substitute can be found to take your p lace. Refunds subject to $5 cancelation 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 Kelly at 763 -569-3405. February 19 - IMAX Theater, Abdallah’s Chocolates & Caspers Cherokee Sirloin Room Lunch Get ready for a day of variety! First stop, IMAX for To The Arctic, narrated by Meryl Streep, takes you on a never before seen journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness. Next stop, Abdallah’s where over 200 varieties of chocolates are made on site since 1909 by the same Minnesota family! Receive samples of candy and coupons to purchase specials and imperfects. Finally enjoy lunch at Caspers Cherokee Sirloin Room in Eagan. Guests will have the choice of a sirloin or chicken with salad, baked potato, rolls, beverage and dessert. Cost $55.00/person includes transportation, movie, lunch, tax, gratuities & escort. Approximate time is 8:30 a.m.- 2:15 p.m. February 4, registration deadline. Activity #15105. April 3 – It’s Nifty Fifty Day at St. Croix Casino If you’re 50 or older and have a TLC card, you can be one of the “nifty-fifty” with the extra perks for the day! Receive $5 on your player’s card for riding the bus, plus each “nifty fifty” will swipe their TLC card at a kiosk for an extra $5 - $50 on their card to spend on the machines. If you don’t have a TLC card and would like one, tell us when you register; the card is the only mechanism you have to redeem the “comp” money. The information will be forwarded to the casino and your card will be waiting for you. Bring your friends; open to all adults. Minimum of 40 people. Cost $6.00/person includes motor coach, escort, $5 on your card plus an additional $5+ on your card for ages 50+. Approximate time is 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. March 25, registration deadline. Activity #15106. April 11 - Minneapolis Mobsters Tour The costumed tour guide will take you through the crime laden city of Minneapolis and explore the not so wholesome people of this city’s past. On the bus tour, you will learn that the St. Paul Gangsters were not the only host of crime and corruption. Your guide, a two-bit gangster hoodlum, will show you sites of illegal activity during the 1920’s and 1930’s. Visit the sites of the 3rd Northwestern Bank hold-up by the Barker Karpis gang, the site of Baby Face Nelson‘s traffic violation, and the murder site of journalist Walter Liggit. Have lunch at the Old Spaghetti Factory in downtown Minneapolis. The meal is carefully prepared and made fresh daily on the premises using quality ingredients. Enjoy Chicken Parmigiana (Sautéed boneless breast of chicken topped with melted cheese and tomato sauce), served with Spaghetti Marinara, salad, bread, beverage and dessert. Cost: $57.00/person includes transportation, lunch, tour, tax, gratuities and escort. Approximate time 10:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m. March 25, registration deadline. Activity #15108. January 29 - Cedarhurst Mansion & Winter Carnival Our journey begins at St. Paul’s beautiful Rice Park where we will enjoy the Winter Carnival ice sculptures on display. Dress appropriately for the weather or choose to view from the motor coach. Our journey continues as we arrive at the historic Cedarhurst Mansion. Located on ten acres of rolling countryside, the mansion stands meticulously restored to its original splendor. Many important guests have visited including Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Calvin Coolidge and more. We’ll be seated in the elegant ballroom for a nine course early afternoon lunch and tea. Menu: Cedarhurst tea blends, white chocolate & cranberry scones with Devonshire Cream, Mediterranean salad, cheese & herb quiche, turkey basil pesto, tea sandwich, spicy Italian tea sandwich, caprese tea sandwich, fruit and cheese, tea sweets, lemon sorbet & champagne. Enjoy the gentle sounds of harpist Joanne Rivard during tea service. Cost $59.00/person includes transportation, tours, lunch, tax, gratuities & escort. Approximate time 11:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. January 14, registration deadline. Activity #15104. March 1 - Celtic Folklore Show We will travel to the Lake Elmo Inn Event Center for lunch. Enjoy family style service: Corned Beef and Cabbage, Braised Short Ribs, Roasted Baby Red Potatoes, Roasted Rutabega and Carrots, Rolls and Butter, Coffee, Bread Pudding with Irish Whiskey. A Celtic Folklore performance by Clairseach will feature Ann & Charlie Heymann. They gently weave ballads, instrumental tunes and stories into their program. Ann is the world's foremost performer on the wire-strung traditional Irish/Scottish harp that disappeared two hundred years ago. Her husband, Charlie, sings lilting songs in Gaelic and English and plays traditional instruments such as the cittern, bodhran, button accordion and bones. Cost $54.00/person includes transportation, movie, lunch, tax, gratuities & escort. Approximate time 10:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. February 11, registration deadline. Activity #15107. May 9 - Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash The Plymouth Playhouse presents the Jukebox Musical based on the music of legendary Man in Black, Johnny Cash. Through words and music, Ring of Fire: honors and brings to life a remarkable musical legend with dance, comedy, stories, tragedy and love. Full of love & emotion, humor & empathy. Before the musical, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch by the Green Mill of grilled chicken, salad, mashed potatoes, veggies, bread, dessert & beverage. Cost: $50.00/person includes transportation, lunch, musical, tax, gratuities and escort. Approximate time 10:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. April 17, registration deadline. Activity #15109. COMMUNITY TRIPSTERS 30 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: $4.00 per round trip with punch pass card or $5 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: See information listed at the right. No one is denied a ride due to the inability to pay the full fare. For Trips Listed Below Call 763-531-1259 to Register No fee for the trip. Costs are: Special Destination bus fare & lunch on your own February 21 - Vivace Concert Join us for a FREE afternoon Vivace concert at the Landmark Center. After the concert, enjoy lunch or dessert on your own at Anita’s Café. Approximate pickup time 10:30 a.m. Register at 763-531-1259 by February 14. March 28 - Macy’s Flower Show Spring is in bloom at the annual Macy's Flower Show! Experience the flower show on a self guided tour. Step into Towers of Flowers and discover a magical world of soaring floral architecture, magnificent rolling landscapes and specialty gardens bursting with color, fragrance and imagination. Enjoy an elegant traditional dining experience at the Oak Grill Restaurant on the 12th floor or the 12th Floor Skyroom food court offering deli soups, sandwiches, pasta, Mexican food and a world famous salad bar! Approximate time 9:20 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Call 763-531- 1259 to register by March 21. April 25 - Minneapolis Institute of Arts “Art in Bloom” It is the 30th year of Art in Bloom, a four-day festival of fresh floral arrangements and fine art, presented by the Friends of the Institute at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. This splendid spring celebration highlights the talents of more than 150 floral artists, whose work will be on view next to the works of art that inspired them. You're invited to experience the floral fragrance throughout the museum, and browse in the Art in Bloom Shop. Admission to view the floral displays is free. We’ll have lunch at Burger Jones (on your own) before we go to the museum. This exhibition will require walking and standing. Approximate time: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Register at 763-531-1259 by April 16. BC BRUNCHERS Join the “bunch” for an early lunch at local area restaurants every other month. Home pickups are available through Five Cites Transportation; pickup time approximately 10:30 a.m. Individual checks including tax and gratuity will be available for our “bunch.” A great time to get together to relax and visit with old acquaintances or meet new. Watch for updates on the transportation schedules or call 763-531-1259. Regular destination fare applies of one punch pass or $5 cash. RIDES FOR SPECIAL DESTINATIONS To register for Five Cities Transportation, call 763-531-1259. Bus pickup at Brooklyn Center Community Center with a minimum of 6. If minimum is not met, participants will be given the choice of a Robbinsdale or Crystal pickup. Round trip fare is 2 pass card punches or $8 cash in addition to any trip costs described below. Rides offered with available seating. January 10 - Museum of Russian Art The museum will feature two exhibitions: Discovering 20 th Century Russian Masters: Nicolai Fechin and Cast Icons: Preserving Sacred Traditions. We have requested to have our tour enhanced by Carol Rudie, a docent for the Museum. Dr. Rudie has a PhD in Russian Art History and a passion she loves to share with her audience. Leave a little time to browse the museum gift shop before leaving. Following the museum, we will have lunch at Patrick’s Bakery known for their homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts (on your own). Cost $11.00/ person includes museum admission and escort. Special Destination bus fare and lunch on your own. Approximate time 9:05 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Registration deadline December 27. Register with New Hope Recreation at 763-531-5151. No refund after deadline. A cancelation fee of $5 will be applied. FIVE CITIES TRANSPORTATION MAY SPECIAL DESTINATION TRIP TCF Bank Stadium, Home of the MN Golden Gophers Football team! Watch for details to come in your 5 Cities schedule! 31 PROGRAM & CLASS LOCATIONS BCHS = Brooklyn Center High School, 6500 Humboldt Ave N CC = Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy Crossings, 6201 N Lilac Dr Park Center High School, 7300 Brooklyn Blvd PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY COMMISSION The Brooklyn Center Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the community center. This commission advises the City Council on the parks and recreation program in Brooklyn Center. Bud Sorenson, chairperson; Gail Ebert; Roger Peterson; John Russell; Tom Shinnick. DEPARTMENT MISSION Dedicated to the citizens of Brooklyn Center that they may share in the God given right to beauty, to sunshine, to tranquility, and to the end that each may herein find the laughter of childhood, the acceptance of youth, the fulfillment of adult life, and the companionship of old age, through a healthy, satisfying use of leisure time. BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGE - $45.00 Ages 14 & Under •Use of the party room for 1½ hours! •Pool admission for up to 10 children! •Use of water slide for up to 10 children!  Book A Party - $45.00 non-refundable payment required when booking party. Minimum 7 days notice required. Call 763-569-3400 Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Adult making reservation is responsible for supervising party. Room limit 25 including supervising parents.  Permitted - Commercially prepared or store bought cake, ice cream, pre-packaged beverages (no red, orange or grape dye) or order pizza from restaurants. No homemade food items are permitted. Swimsuits required in pool! Minimum height for water slide is 52". Children less than 52" must pass swim test or be accompanied by an adult. World’s Toughest Rodeo Saturday, February 2, 7:30 p.m. Hang on to your cowboy hats! The World’s Toughest Rodeo is coming back to Saint Paul’s Xcel Energy Center with an incredible show! From barrels to broncs, the World’s Toughest Rodeo is a colorful, fun spectacle families will always remember. Children ages 0-2 are free. Cost $19.00/person - ages 13-adult, $14.00/person - ages 3-12, lower level reserved seats. Register by January 14. Activity #15111. TARGET CENTER & XCEL ENERGY EVENTS Cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale & New Hope have joined together to offer great ticket deals on events. Reserved group tickets available for children & adults! Order tickets immediately online or by phone, 763-569-3400 with Visa or MasterCard. Tickets on first come basis; see deadline dates. Minimum number of tickets need to be sold to ensure group rate. If minimum is not met, you will be contacted. In past years, minimum has always been met. Ticket Pick-Up: Approximately 7 days before performance date. You will be notified when tickets arrive at Brooklyn Center Community Center. Participants provide their own transportation. Please arrive ½ hour early for events. Sesame Street Live “Can’t Stop Singing” Saturday, January 12, 2:00 p.m. When Elmo gets his furry fingers on Abby Cadabby’s magic wand, there’s something in the air and Sesame Street becomes a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical montage! Grover and Baby Bear sing their highs and lows, Cookie Monster sings fast and slow, Bert & Ernie converse in song and Murray makes mouth music for all to sing along! Learn why it feels good to sing, but why it feels good to stop, too! Children 1 & older need a ticket. Cost $17.00/person, lower level reserved seats. Target Center, MPLS. Register by December 19. Activity #15110. ROOM RENTALS The Community Center is a smoke free building; alcohol not permitted. Rentals available Monday-Saturday. For information on fees and availability, call Jeannine at 763-569-3400. The Community Center provides wireless internet for our patrons. Constitution Hall Constitution Hall is available for business and club meetings and private functions. A great place to host a family reunion, graduation, wedding reception or anniversary party. This unique room can accommodate up to 190 persons with banquet style seating and 250 for lecture style. Philip Q. Cohen Community Room Located on the upper level, this room is available for small group functions. Room capacity for theatre style seating - 70, classroom style - 30 & banquet style - 50. EXERCISE ROOM Fitness equipment - cardiovascular & strength conditioning. See page 35 for hours and fees. Minimum age 15. Shirts & tennis shoes required. Cardiovascular Treadmills-5; Elliptical Cross Trainers-4; Stair Climbers-2; Precore Elliptical-1; Star Trac Recumbent Bike-2; Stair Master Free Climber Strength Training Leg Press/Calf Raise; Leg Curl/Leg Extension; Multi-chest; Bicep/Triceps; “Smith” Machine; Cable Crossover; Lat Pull Down/Low Row; Cybex Abdominal; Dumbbells Circuit Training Hip Abduction/Adduction; Abdominal/Low Back; Pectoral/Deltoid; Shoulder Press/Pull Down; Leg Extension/Leg Curl; Squat; Lift Task; Chest Row; Bicep/Tricep; Fitness Technology Rotary Torso; Precor Stretch Trainer SPECIAL INTEREST EARLE BROWN DAYS FESTIVAL - June 27-29 Craft & Business Expo Exhibitors Saturday, June 29, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Parade Units Thursday, June 27, 6:30 p.m. Information including fees and forms available in February at 763-569-3400 or www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org/earlebrowndays 32 GOLF COURSE 763-549-3750 5500 N Lilac Dr www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org/centerbrook Golf Course Superintendent, Steve Makowske 9-Hole Par-3 golf course with manicured greens, tees, and fairways that will appeal to everyone from beginner to pro. It won’t take all day to play, usually 90 minutes or less. Returning 2012 League Members - Registration begins January 2 You must sign-up for the same day and tee time as the 2012 season. One person may register the foursome as long as all registration fees are paid at the time of registration and at least two members of the foursome golfed in the 2012 league. New League Members Welcome - Registration begins March 1 Would you like to join a golf league? Centerbrook has openings in the 2013 golf leagues. Registration for new league members begins March 1. Golfers who would like to sub may also register beginning March 1. Registration Walk-In Registration - Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, 55430. Phone-In Registration - Call 763-569-3400 with Visa or MasterCard. Centerbrook Golf Course - Registration will also be available in person at Centerbrook when course opens in the spring. 2013 GOLF LEAGUES League Day Dates Tee Times Begin Registration Fee Activity # Women Monday Evening April 15 - Sept. 23 3:00 p.m. $35.00 15112 Senior - 55+ Tuesday Morning April 16 - Sept. 24 7:00 a.m. $35.00 15113 Women Tuesday Evening April 16 - Sept. 24 5:00 p.m. $35.00 15114 Women Wednesday Morning April 17 - Sept. 25 8:00 a.m. $35.00 15115 Women Wednesday Evening April 17 - Sept. 25 4:30 p.m. $35.00 15116 Women Thursday Morning April 18 - Sept. 26 7:00 a.m. $35.00 15117 Men Thursday Evening April 18 - Sept. 26 3:00 p.m. $35.00 15118 Couples Friday Evening April 19 - Sept. 27 5:00 p.m. $50.00/couple 15119 Youth - Ages 8-16 Wednesday Morning June 12 - Aug. 21 9:30 a.m. $15.00 15120 Adult (ages 18-59) $15.00 Senior (ages 60 & over) $13.00 Junior (ages 6-17) $11.00 Electric Golf Cart $14.00 Pull Cart $3.00 Rental Clubs $6.00 Celebrating 25 Years 2013 DAILY FEES/ROUND Adult (18-59) - 10 rounds for the price of 9 $135.00 Senior (60 & over) - 10 rounds for the price of 9 $117.00 Junior (6-17) - 10 rounds for the price of 9 $99.00 Electric Golf Cart - 10 rounds for the price of 9 $126.00  Call for Tee Time  Full Service  Groups Welcome  Company and Private Events & Outings  Electric Carts  Pull Carts  Club Rental  Snack Bar  Pro Shop 2013 PASS CARD FEES BC Discount Card (Live or work in Brooklyn Center) Cost: $30.00/person. Receive $2 off regular round of golf all season. (Not good for leagues or specials.) NEW! 33 Centerbrook Golf Course continued Take lessons from our professional staff. For more information or to schedule lessons, call 763-549-3750. ADULT BASIC FUNDAMENTAL Easy and fun golf lessons. Minimum 5, maximum 8 per class. Bring your own clubs or we’ll furnish the clubs. Classes meet twice a week for one hour. Registration Fee $60.00/5 Lessons. YOUTH BASIC FUNDAMENTAL Ages 6 and up. Learn to play golf the right way with these easy and fun lessons. Minimum 5, maximum 8 per class. Bring your clubs or we’ll furnish the clubs. Classes 1 hour. Registration Fee $32.00/3 Lessons. REFRESHER AND PRIVATE LESSONS Design Your Own Lessons Choose the number of people to be included, lesson times and golf skills you want to work on. Cost determined by your lesson design. CENTERBROOK EVENTS EVENTS & OUTINGS Contact Steve Makowske, Golf Course Superintendent to personally plan any size event. 763-549-3750 smakowske@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us Map to Centerbrook SUNDAY FAMILY GOLF SPECIAL NEW! EVERY SUNDAY Cost for round of golf is $13.00 for 1st adult and $5.00 for each additional golfer. Each group must have at least one adult and one junior (ages 6-17). 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIALS June 7, 8 & 9 - July 19, 20 & 21 & August 16, 17 & 18 Watch for the exciting details in the summer brochure and on the City website. Or call 763-549-3750 to sign up to receive our emails. END OF SEASON UNLIMITED GOLF PASS Cost - $99.00/person. Pass valid from September 20 - end of season. FIRST TEE PROGRAM The First Tee Program provides young people with character-building and life skills lessons using golf as the platform. Through The First Tee, young people discover how skills essential to success on a golf course can also help them flourish in life. More information about this exciting program will be available in the summer brochure and on website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org/centerbrook. JUNIOR LEAGUES Junior Leagues is a new program offered for girls and boys ages 6-17. Players will receive instruction on all aspects of the game of golf, including etiquette, rules, mutual respect and teamwork skills. Volunteer coaches will be needed. More information about fees, dates and times will be available in the summer brochure and on the City website. MAY Mother’s Day Golf Special Friday, May 10-Sunday, May 12 Mom's round of golf is free when joined by 2 or 3! Memorial Day Family Golf Special Monday, May 27 With paid green fee, receive complimentary hotdog and beverage (pop, water or Slushie). JUNE Father’s Day Golf Special Friday, June 14-Sunday, June 16 Dad's round of golf is free when joined by 2 or 3! Earle Brown Days Golf Tournament Friday, June 28 Details in the summer brochure! JULY 4th of July Family Golf Special Thursday, July 4 - Sunday, July 7 $13.00/1st adult; $5.00/each additional golfer! Each group must have at least one adult and one junior (ages 6-17). 4th of July Special Thursday, July 4 With paid green fee, receive complimentary hotdog and beverage (pop, water or Slushie). AUGUST & SEPTEMBER Labor Day Weekend Family Golf Special Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 2 $13.00/1st adult; $5.00/each additional golfer! Each group must have at least one adult and one junior (ages 6-17). NE W ! NEW! 34 PARKS Picnic Shelters can be reserved for groups, business picnics and private functions beginning February 1. Alcohol not permitted in parks. **Large groups required to pay for portable restroom cleans. To make a reservation, call 763-569-3400 or in person at the community center Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Minimum 7 days noticed required. Non-refundable payment required when making reservation. For information or a list of park locations & amenities, visit www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org . Fees subject to applicable taxes. Fees subject to change. *Damage/policy compliance deposit required. Park Resident Fee Non-Resident Fee Portable Restrooms **Restroom Cleaning Fee Maximum # of People Bellvue Picnic Shelter $15 $30 1 N/A 25 Centennial Gazebo $60 $120 1 $40 200 Centennial Softball Picnic Shelter $60 $120 2 $40 200 East Palmer Picnic Shelter $25 $50 1 $40 75 Evergreen Picnic Shelter $40 $80 1 $40 150 Firehouse Picnic Shelter $25 $50 1 $40 75 Freeway Picnic Shelter $15 $30 No - $75 to add N/A 50 Happy Hollow Picnic Shelter $15 $30 No - $75 to add N/A 50 Kylawn Picnic Shelter Kylawn Shelter Building* & Picnic Shelter $25 $100 $50 $200 1 $40 40 Shelter 35 Building 75 Both Lions Picnic Shelter $25 $50 1 $40 100 Northport Picnic Shelter $40 $80 1 $40 150 Riverdale Picnic Shelter $15 $30 No - $75 to add N/A 50 Twin Lake Picnic Shelter $15 $30 1 N/A 25 West Palmer Picnic Shelter West Palmer Shelter Building* & Picnic Shelter $25 $100 $50 $200 1 $40 40 Shelter 35 Building 75 Both Willow Lane Picnic Shelter $15 $30 1 N/A 50 Centennial Park PICNIC SHELTERS The Brooklyn Center Community Garden program provides opportunities for citizens to grow fresh produce and flowers as well as neighborhood improvement and a connection to the environment. Where Located on the west side of Centennial Park What is Provided  20ˊ x 20ˊ garden plot (18 plots available)  Water provided by the City  Fence  Tilled by the City When Can I Start Planting Work can begin on your garden plot beginning May 1 through October 31. Fee Rental fee: $30.00 per plot (cash or check only). Must be paid at time of application. Activity #15123. Priority given to Brooklyn Center residents. Proof of residency required. Applications for residents available on December 11 , 2012. Applications for non-residents available on May 1, 2013, space providing. Information & Community Garden Applications Available at the Brooklyn Center Community Center. COMMUNITY GARDEN PROGRAM 35 FEATURES  50 Meter Swimming Pool — An adult must accompany children ages 5 & younger in the pool. Swimsuits required.  Wading Pool — Available for children 6 & younger when supervised by an adult. Swimsuits required.  Water Slide — Children less than 52" tall who wish to use the water slide must pass swim test or be accompanied by an adult. The recreation department reserves the right to open the water slide during non -scheduled times.  Exercise Room — Ages 15 & older. Shirts and tennis shoes required.  Sauna — Ages 18 & older. Children not allowed even if accompanied by an adult.  Locker Rooms — Coin operated lockers (25¢) available. No one over age 5 allowed in opposite gender locker rooms.  Family Locker Rooms MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS Membership entitles member to use the swimming pool, water slide, diving boards, exercise room & sauna during open hours. Proof of same address required for dual, senior, senior dual, household & household+ memberships.  Individual Membership — Available to one person.  Dual Membership — Available to two people who both reside at the same address.  Senior Membership — Available to Brooklyn Center senior residents age 62 & older.  Senior Dual Membership — Available to two Brooklyn Center senior residents age 62 & older both residing at same address.  Household Membership — Available to two adults & up to three dependents age 17 & younger or full-time students age 22 & younger who are attending post -secondary school. Proof of post-secondary status required.  Household+ Membership — Additional dependents may be added for $6.75 per month, per person.  Punch card — Good for pool, exercise room & sauna. Water slide is an extra $1/time. Cards good for 1 year from purchase date. MEMBERSHIP PRICES 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 1 Year Individual $31.00 $84.00 $149.00 $242.00 Dual $39.00 $105.00 $187.00 $304.00 Senior $25.00 $68.00 $120.00 $225.00 Senior Dual $33.00 $89.00 $158.00 $297.00 Household $45.00 $122.00 $216.00 $351.00 Household+ $7.00/ dependent $21.00/ dependent $42.00/ dependent $84.00/ dependent PUNCH CARD PRICES 10 Punches 50 Punches 100 Punches 25 Punches $33.20 $148.50 $280.00 $78.75 Ages 0-14 & 62 & older $42.70 $101.25 $191.00 $360.00 Ages 15-61 DAILY ADMISSION PRICES With Slide Without Slide Ages 0-14 & 62 & older $4.50 $3.50 Ages 15-61 $5.50 $4.50 Community Center Closed Tuesday, December 25 - Christmas Day Tuesday, January 1 - New Year’s Day Sunday, March 31 - Easter Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Pool - Adults Only 8:45 am-1:00 pm Pool - Adults Only 8:45 am-1:00 pm Pool - Adults Only 8:45 am-1:00 pm Pool - Adults Only 8:45 am-1:00 pm Pool - Adults Only 8:45 am-1:00 pm Pool - Adults Only 8:00-8:50 am Pool - All Ages 1-5:00 pm Pool - All Ages 1-8:00 pm Pool - All Ages 1-5:00 pm Pool - All Ages 1-8:00 pm Pool - All Ages 1-5:00 pm Pool - All Ages 1-8:00 pm Pool - All Ages 1-8:00 pm Lap Swim 8-9:00 pm Lap Swim 8-9:00 pm Lap Swim 8-9:00 pm Lap Swim Noon-1:00 pm Water Slide 1-5:00 pm Water Slide 5-8:00 pm Water Slide 1-8:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 1-5:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:45 am-9:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:45 am-9:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:45 am-9:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:45 am-9:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:45 am-9:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:00 am-9:00 pm POOL, WATER SLIDE, EXERCISE ROOM & SAUNA HOURS (Hours subject to change.) BROOKLYN CENTER COMMUNITY CENTER 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway •763-569-3400 36 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center MN 55430 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID TWIN CITIES MN PERMIT NO. 2170 SilverSneakers® Fitness Program The SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is the nation’s leading exercise program designed exclusively for older adults. Brooklyn Center Community Center is proud to be a SilverSneakers® member location. SilverSneakers® MN Qualifying Health Plans  Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN (Platinum Blue and Group Platinum Blue)  Humana (Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement and MyOption Fitness Well-being)  Medica (Clear Solution, Primes Solution Value, Prime Solution Basic, Prime Solution Enhanced, Dual Solution, Complete Solution, Medica AccessAbility, Complete Solution)  UCARE (starting January 1, 2013) What comes with your SilverSneakers® membership at the Community Center?  Use of the fitness room, 50 meter pool and sauna  SilverSneakers® group fitness classes including: •Muscular Strength & Range of Motion •Yoga Stretch •Cardio Fit •SilverSplash •Plus select additional classes Benefits of SilverSneakers®  Be Social  Enjoy Fun, Energizing Programs  Take Control of Your Health  Increase flexibility & range of motion ®SilverSneakers is a registered mark of Healthways, Inc. www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org January 3 9:30 a.m.-Noon SilverSneakers® Sampler Day!  Demos of SilverSneakers® Classes  Fall Prevention Speaker Pre-register at the community center or call 763-569-3400