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2013 Edition 183 Summer www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org CITY OFCITY OFCITY OF BROOKLYN CENTER A GREAT PLACE TO START, A GREAT PLACE TO STAY www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org Summer 2013 Edition 183 News for residents and News for residents and the communitythe community Sign up to receive City news through Be Notified on the City website. Receive emails or texts about current news, City meetings, recreational opportunities, police news and more. For articles that indicate Website Search, you can find more information on the City website by using the search function. 2 Inside this issue 3 5 9 Survey Reveals Residents Positive About Community 2012 Community Survey Results 10 City Survey Results City Briefs Street & Utility Projects Area Meetings, Garden Spotlight, Manganese, Celebrate Ethnicity When to Get a Permit, Home Rehab Funds City Commissioners, Appraisal Review Area Environmental News Water Quality Report Yard Care, City Contacts Recreation Brochure 8 12 The City of Brooklyn Center values resident opinions and periodically conducts scientifically-based polling of residents to find out how we are doing. Survey results are considered as part of the City’s goal setting and business improvement processes. In November and December of 2012, 400 Brooklyn Center residents, representing a cross-section of the city’s demographics, were randomly surveyed by a professional consultant. Residents evaluated City services and provided their opinion about the community quality of life. A similar survey was conducted in 2008, which allows the resident viewpoints to be compared. Survey Results Residents feel positive about their community and City services. Residents indicated a significant positive change in almost every area since 2008. Some of the most significant improvements related to quality of life, neighborhood conditions, public safety, development and overall direction of the city. A few survey highlights are provided in this newsletter. High Quality of Life— 85% of residents feel the quality of life is good or excellent, compared to 65% in 2008. Some of the things residents like most about living in Brooklyn Center include the location, quality neighborhoods with peace and quiet, and the existing sense of community. (See Chart Page 7) The Right Direction— According to 83% of residents, the city is going in the right direction, compared to 46% of residents in 2008. The majority of residents also feel they are empowered and have a voice in what happens in their community. (See Chart) 4 13 Continued page 7... Each year, Brooklyn Center celebrates the Random Acts of Kindness shown to each other 2 Brooklyn Center Summer 2013 City Watch Brooklyn Center continues to move forward with development, construction, and various city projects. City Briefs provides short updates about city activities. For more information, please visit the City website or call City Hall. Shingle Creek Crossing Development Development and construction inside the Shingle Creek Crossing Planned Unit Development site continues, with four new multi- tenant retail and restaurant service buildings in different stages of development. Buildings currently in construction are identified as: Building G – an 8,420 sq. ft. multi- tenant restaurant (end-cap designed) building, located at 1180 Shingle Creek Crossing is nearing completion. Building H – an 11,200 sq. ft. multi -tenant building with a proposed end -cap restaurant user, located at 1560 Shingle Creek Crossing is nearing completion). Qdoba Mexican Grill restaurant has submitted an application to build in a portion of Building H. This application is under review by City staff. Building K – a 9,500 sq. ft. multi- tenant retail/service building, located at 1580 Shingle Creek Crossing. Foot Locker has applied for plan review for one of the spaces. Building L – a 12,600 sq. ft. multi- tenant retail/service building, located at 1150 Shingle Creek Crossing (awaiting construction Spring 2013). A new 38,000 sq. ft. LA Fitness facility, located at 1500 Shingle Creek Crossing, is under construction. The facility is scheduled to open Fall 2013. A Site Plan application for a new 2,500 sq. ft. building for Panda Express restaurant in the Shingle Creek Crossing site is being reviewed by City staff. Presentation before the City’s Planning Commission is scheduled for the April 11, 2013 meeting, with City Council consideration on April 22, 2013. Other Business News Two new tenants have moved into the newly opened France Avenue Business Center at 4001 Lakebreeze Ave. These two tenants are Medafor and Omnicare. Bernick’s Pepsi, 6820 Shingle Creek Parkway, received a building permit to remodel their interior space. It is a family-owned wholesale distributor of Pepsi products, food and other beverages. Geneva Group, 1800 Freeway Boulevard, recently moved into Brooklyn Center, with some minor interior remodeling of their space. Geneva Group manufactures and assembles racking systems and hauler racks for residential vehicles, and commercial vehicles and industrial uses nationwide. More Updates The Brooklyn Center Housing Commission is looking for volunteers to help distribute welcome bags as part of the New Neighbor Welcome Program this summer. If interested, contact Jesse Anderson, Building & Community Standards, at (763) 569-3420. The City of Brooklyn Center awarded three public service projects funds from the Community Development Block Grant to assist residents with service needs. The public service providers selected are Community Emergency Assistance Programs’ (CEAP) Senior Service Program, Senior Community Service’s Housing and Outside Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E) Program, and the HOME Line Tenant Hotline Services program. Service information is available on the City website or by calling the Building & Community Standards Department. New “We Watch, We Call” signs are available to purchase for $10 each from the Crime Prevention Association. For more information, visit the website, Search We Watch or call the Police Department. Free Skywarn training will be held this spring for residents and businesses. Learn the basics of storm development and safety. When available, dates and class information will be posted on the City website or available by calling the Fire Department. Centerbrook Golf Course will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary with golf specials throughout the season. Centerbrook Golf is fun for all ages and skill levels. For more information, visit www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org/ centerbrook or call (763) 549-3750. Sign up on the City website or call to receive eGolf newsletters, leagues and lesson information, special events and clinics notifications, weather cancellations and more. www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org 3 Street & Utility Projects Keep Our Infrastructure Well-Maintained Several Projects Planned for Summer 2013 Many street and utility projects are planned throughout the summer to ensure our infrastructure is properly maintained. The following is an overview of the major capital improvements planned for 2013. This information, along with regular progress updates, can be accessed on the City’s website, Search street projects. Kylawn Park Area Reconstruction Project For the past 20 years, the City has conducted a program to reconstruct aging streets throughout the community. The map identifies the residential streets that are scheduled for reconstruction in 2013. The proposed roadway and utility improvements include reconstruction of the roadway with new concrete curb and gutter, replacement of the sanitary sewer, partial replacement of the water main, storm sewer upgrades and street light replacements. Work is expected to begin the end of May and be completed by fall 2013. Highway 100 Bridge Deck Replacement at Bass Lake Road/CR 57 The Minnesota Department of Transportation in partnership with Hennepin County, Three Rivers Park District and the City of Brooklyn Center will be replacing the bridge deck over Highway 100 at Bass Lake Road/ CR 57 this summer. The deck replacement project includes constructing a wider regional trail on the south side of the bridge deck and a sidewalk on the north side. Street lighting and other aesthetic features will be incorporated into the bridge to match the architectural themes of the bridges along Highway 100 and the streetscape elements along Bass Lake Road. The project is expected to begin in spring and be completed this summer. The bridge will be closed during the duration of the project; detour signs will be posted. Sealcoating Sealcoating is scheduled this summer along city streets identified in Happy Hollow and Lions Neighborhoods as indicated on the maps. Sealcoating is routinely completed each year to preserve the pavement and extend the service life of the roadway. Public Works crews will complete crack sealing and pothole patching prior to applying a chip seal to the road surface. Water Line Flushing Brooklyn Center utility crews will flush water lines beginning Sunday, April 14, 2013. The process will occur over four consecutive nights from 9:00 pm to 7:00 am. The flushing may loosen rust in the pipes that could stain laundry. Residents are encouraged to check their water before doing laundry and to delay laundry, especially whites, until the process is completed in their area. (See Map) Kylawn Park Area Street Reconstruction Map Happy Hollow Neighborhood Sealcoating Map Lions Area Sealcoating Map 2013 Water Line Flushing Schedule 4 Brooklyn Center Summer 2013 City Watch 2013 Neighborhood Area Meetings A great opportunity to meet City staff, learn about city happenings, and mingle with neighbors. Each meeting is held from 6:00-7:30 pm. The following park locations have been chosen for this year. May 21, 2013 Grandview Park June 19, 2013 Garden City Park July 18, 2013 Kylawn Park September 10, 2013 East Palmer Lake Park More information is available on the City website or by contacting Crime Prevention Specialist Becky Boie at (763) 503-3272. Over 15% of Brooklyn Center’s population reported as Asian alone or in combination with one or more other races in Census 2010. Throughout our history, Asian/Pacific Americans have made great contributions to our heritage and prosperity. Asian/Pacific American is one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the United States. During the observance of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, we celebrate the cultural traditions, ancestry, native languages, and unique experiences represented among the ethnic groups from Asia and the Pacific. We also recognize Asian/Pacific Americans whose love of family, hard work, and community has helped unite and sustain us as a community. Celebrate Ethnicity May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Actions Underway to Reduce Manganese Levels in City Water—Guidelines for Infants Under 1 Year Old The City of Brooklyn Center’s water supply is tested throughout the year to ensure it meets all safe drinking water standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency and State of Minnesota. While the city water meets the safe drinking water regulations, new information is emerging that raises concerns about the effects that high levels of manganese may have on humans, especially infants. While more research is needed to define the effects of manganese on the human body, too much manganese may affect learning and behavior. The City has taken steps to reduce the level of manganese in the water. Households with infants less than one year old where infants consume formula made from tap water or drink tap water should follow Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommendations to further reduce consumption of manganese. In 2012, the MDH issued guidance values for manganese in drinking water of 100 parts per billion (ppb) for formula-fed infants and infants that regularly drink tap water. The manganese guidance value for children and adults (including nursing mothers) is 300 ppb. The city’s current average level of manganese in the drinking water is approximately 300 ppb, reduced from previous levels of 380 ppb, through well adjustments. After learning of the MDH health advisory, the City took immediate steps to reduce the levels of manganese in the water. More ways to reduce manganese are being explored. City staff will continue to monitor water quality and work with the MDH and other experts as more information about manganese becomes available. For more information, visit the City website, Search manganese or call Water Utilities Supervisor Mark Hartfiel at (763) 585-7100. 2013 Landscape & Garden Spotlight The City of Brooklyn Center will be on the lookout this summer for properties with front or sideyard gardens and landscaping to showcase in the Landscape and Garden Spotlight section of the winter City Watch. If you have a beautiful or unique garden or landscaping that you would like to show off or have a neighbor deserving recognition, please contact us by phone at (763) 569-3340, e-mail at publicworks@ci.brooklyn- center.mn.us. More information is available on the City website, Search garden spotlight. If your garden is identified, you will be contacted for permission prior to publishing any photographs. A 2011 Spotlight Winner! www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org 5 With warmer weather and aging homes, many homeowners are starting to plan their home improvement projects. Some projects require a review of project plans, a permit and inspection from the City. Permits types include Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, Sewer and Water, Fire Suppression, and Sign. When is a permit required? A building permit is required by the Minnesota State Building Code in order to construct, alter, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure. Installation or alterations to gas, mechanical, electrical, or plumbing systems also require a permit. Some types of repairs such as painting, carpeting, cabinets and similar finish work do not require a permit. However, if fixtures are being replaced in a kitchen or bathroom remodel along with the cabinets and/or countertops, permits are required. Why are building permits necessary? Permits ensure that basic health and life safety standards are incorporated into the construction project, ensuring a structure that will withstand normal abuse and environmental elements. Insurance companies and homebuyers often check the status of permits when researching the condition and value of a property. Strong neighborhoods promote a clean, safe, and attractive community, attracting more responsible residents. If you have questions, please contact Building & Community Standards at (763) 569-3330 or view project handouts on the City website. Home Improvement Know-How When to Obtain a Permit Dreaming of a Home Makeover? These Resources Can Help Search Online for Construction Permit Status and History New Features Added to ePermit System In addition to applying for construction permits online, the general public (homeowners, contractors, real estate agents, homebuyers, etc.) can now search for permit history and inspection results through the ePermit System. Search by permit number, address or contractor name. ePermits can be found on the City website homepage at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org, center navigation column under Permits & Inspections, ePermits. Some local resources are available to help make your dream project a reality. Qualifying homeowners may receive financial assistance to make home improvements. When contacting these agencies, be sure to mention you are a Brooklyn Center resident. City of Brooklyn Center Fix-Up Fund: home improvement loans for owner-occupied properties between $2,000 and $50,000 for a maximum term of 20 years at 3% interest rate. Household income limit is $95,600. Contact the Housing Resource Center at (612) 588-3033. MN Housing Rental Rehabilitation Loan: rental property rehabilitation loan up to $100,000 (based on number of rental units ) at 6% interest. 75% of the units must be occupied by persons below 80% AMI. Contact the Housing Resource Center at (612) 588-3033. For more information about housing maintenance or improvement programs, please contact the Building & Community Standards Department at (763) 569-3330. For more information online, visit:  The City website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org, search home maintenance or fix up  The Housing Resource Center at www.gmhchousing.org  The Minnesota Home Ownership Center at www.hocmn.org, search home maintenance 6 Brooklyn Center Summer 2013 City Watch City Goals Each year the City Council reviews and modifies City Goals in order to direct the policies and day-to-day operations of the City. The goals in 2012 are provided below. Highest Priority Goals 1) To aggressively proceed with implementation of City’s redevelopment plans 2) To stabilize and improve residential neighborhoods 3) To ensure a safe and secure community 4) To improve the city's image 5) To positively embrace the community demographic makeup and increasing ethnic diversity High Priority Goals 6) To increase the engagement of all segments of the community 7) To continue to maintain the city's infrastructure improvements 8) To encourage city wide environmental sustainability efforts Ongoing Goals 1) To continue to provide streamlined, cost effective, quality services with limited resources 2) To ensure the financial stability of the City 3) To move toward maintaining or lowering the level of City’s property taxes 4) To ensure the City's influence at the legislature 5) To ensure the City drinking water is high quality and that the storm water is properly managed Continued next page... Ensuring a Safe & Secure Community— The majority of residents felt that most areas in Brooklyn Center are safe, with 32% of respondents expressing they feel some areas are unsafe compared to 46% in 2008. More Brooklyn Center residents feel safe walking alone at night, and only 2% of respondents said that violent crime was their greatest safety concern compared to 18% of respondents in 2008. The main concerns expressed were property related and youth crimes. Diverse Recreation Opportunities— The trails, parks and Community Center are highly used and rated very highly, consistent with the high ratings received in 2008. 57% of residents stated they used trails in the past year and most rated them good or excellent. 54% used the Community Center in the past year with most giving favorable ratings. Those surveyed also indicated they would like to see more entertainment, dining and shopping establishments. Effective & Interactive Communications— More than 87% of residents felt that City communications were good/ excellent, versus 62% in 2008. More than three times as many residents primarily receive their City news from the City website, 13% in 2012 compared to 4% in 2008. 34% primarily receive their City news through the City newsletter. (See Chart) City departments and residents discuss projects and activities at Neighborhood Area Meetings www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org 7 Aggressive Redevelopment Activities— Residents are more positive about the general redevelopment occurring in the city, where 68% say redevelopment activities are good/excellent versus 23% in 2008. (See Chart) A strong 88% of residents stated they support the continued redevelopment efforts, and 81% support providing development incentives. Strong Neighborhood Reinvestment Programs— Residents are feeling positive about the condition of their neighborhoods and appearance of homes. 85% of residents rate their neighborhood as good to excellent, compared to 64% in 2008. (See Chart) Furthermore, 85% of participants said they identify strongly with their neighborhoods, compared to 58% in 2008. While residents feel the neighborhoods are stronger and more vibrant, residents also feel that additional efforts should be taken to improve messy yards and properties. Serving Up Value & Quality— The majority of respondents, 86%, feel the City Council and staff are doing a good/excellent job, compared to 54% in 2008. Of the 28% that contacted City Hall in 2012, more than 91% reported a positive experience. The survey indicated that the majority of residents feel they receive good value for the services they pay for, an improvement from 2008. 76% of respondents rated the value of City services as good or excellent compared to 45% in 2008. (See Chart) As we move forward with our goals and initiatives, we will need to continue to work smart, work hard and work together so we can achieve that next level of success. These results are due to the efforts of everyone including the City Council, City Manager and staff, residents, businesses, community groups and all our partners who keep Brooklyn Center a great place to start and a great place to stay! The complete survey, the slide presentation and the video of the presentation to the City Council can be found on the City website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org, Search 2012 community survey or can be viewed at City Hall. 8 Brooklyn Center Summer 2013 City Watch The City of Brooklyn Center is fortunate to have many dedicated citizens willing to serve on commissions. These commissions provide citizens the opportunity to assist the City Council in reviewing important issues facing the City of Brooklyn Center. There are four City advisory commissions, as well as a court-appointed Charter Commission and three multi-city commissions. The City Council would like to publicly thank these commissioners for their dedicated service in 2012 and continued service in 2013. * Denotes that commissioner either resigned or term ended. Serving Their City With Pride Thank You, City Commissioners! Financial Commission Rex Newman, Chair Patricia Glenn Anissa Hollingshead Steve Landis Teneshia Kragness Dan Schueller Dean Van Der Werf *Koffi Agbossou Housing Commission Judy Thorbus, Chair Kathie Amdahl David Johnson Peggy Lynn Ephraim Olani *Kris Lawrence- Anderson *Chereen Norstrud Northwest Hennepin Human Services Council Advisory Commission Sharon Kephart *LeRoyce Walker Shingle Creek and West Mississippi Watershed Management Commissions Della Young Ellen Davis *Abiy Assefa Park and Recreation Commission Bud Sorenson, Chair Jill Dalton Gail Ebert Roger Peterson John Russell Thomas Shinnick Jerome Witalka *Muriel Lee *Dan Starling Planning Commission Sean Rahn, Chair Scott Burfeind Randall Christensen Benjamin Freedman Carlos Morgan Michael Parks Stephen Schonning *Kara Kuykendall *Stan Leino *Rachel Morey Charter Commission Stan Leino, Chair Jody Brandvold Gary Brown Ellen Davis Gail Ebert Mark Goodell Myrna Kragness- Kauth Robert Marvin Harold Middleton Mary O’Connor Eileen Oslund Liesl Rohland Renita Whicker Mark Yelich *Edward Nelson *Eric Pone *Bee Yang Northwest Suburbs Cable Communications Commission Rex Newman Your property value changes annually based on market information, but Minnesota State Statute requires the Appraiser to physically review the property characteristics every five years. The inspection process takes approximately fifteen minutes and involves an exterior photo, exterior measurement review and an interior inspection of the property. Appraisers drive a City vehicle and carry a photo identification card with them. The Assessor’s Office will be starting the yearly quintile inspection of residential single family properties on May 7, 2013. The 2013 property review area includes properties located south of Hwy 100 and east of Penn Avenue. In addition to all residential properties located in the review area, a portion of commercial, industrial, and multi-family will also be reviewed. The summer inspection area includes approximately 1,880 parcels. Quintile inspections are expected to be completed by the end of October. 2013 Property Appraisal Review Area Announced City Assessors to Visit Properties Odd-Even sprinkling restrictions go into effect May 1 through September 31 for City water supplies. This means properties with odd number addresses may water lawns on odd calendar days, and even address numbers on even calendar days. Private wells are excluded. During droughts or low water levels, a watering ban may be announced. For more information, visit the City website, Search water restriction or call Utility Billing at (763) 569-3390. Don’t Be A Drip Follow City Water Restrictions www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org 9 Critter Corner— Living with Wildlife T he Clever Coyote Brooklyn Center residents enjoy the best of both worlds—the conveniences of living in a first ring suburb and the enjoyment of nature with numerous parks and wildlife areas in the city. However, proper care needs to be taken when living with our furry or feathered residents. Do not feed or approach wild animals. Brooklyn Center City Ordinances prohibit the keeping of wild animals. However, coyotes are occasionally seen wandering through our neighborhoods. Coyotes are generally secretive creatures that prefer to hunt at night. Most coyotes avoid people and domestic animals, but occasionally they may raid garbage cans or kill small pets for food. The Minnesota DNR recommends securing garbage containers and other food sources to discourage coyote activity. Pet owners should supervise small pets while outside. Additionally, if you are concerned about the presence of a coyote, consider scaring the coyote off by yelling and waving your arms or throwing sticks or rocks towards the animal. Always keep your distance from wild animals, particularly if they appear sick or injured. Coyote photo courtesy of naturemappingfoundation.org Did you know? Coyotes have such a keen sense of smell that they use it to hunt prey scurrying underneath snow! Environmental Spring Cleaning Special Material Drop-off April 27, 2013 The annual spring Special Material Drop-Off Day is Saturday, April 27, 2013. Some items such as electronics, clean scrap metal, and household batteries may be disposed of free of charge. There is a charge for other items such as appliances, tires, mattresses, carpet. Vietnam Vets of America will be accepting certain clothing and household items if in good, usable condition. For a complete list of disposable items and costs, please call the HRG Recycling Coordinator at (763) 493-8006 or view the event flyer on the City website, Search Drop-off. The event will be held: Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 8 am to 3 pm Brooklyn Park O & M Facility 8300 Noble Ave N, Brooklyn Park Tip: Many usable household items can be disposed/ exchanged for free through an online bulletin board at www.twincitiesfreemarket.org. Free wood chips are available for Brooklyn Center residents in the south parking lot at City Hall, May thru September, while supplies last. Proper Tree Care Choose Your Contractor Carefully All trees, whether new or older, need proper care to maintain their health and not become a nuisance to you and your neighbors. Before hiring a tree contractor, carefully consider the company and services offered. A good choice can assure a healthy, beautiful tree for many years or successful removal of a diseased or dead tree. The price of tree maintenance services can vary greatly depending on the degree of difficulty and the methods used by the contractors. Before hiring a tree contractor, at minimum:  Obtain multiple bids and compare the estimates carefully.  Verify the company is registered with the City. All tree maintenance services in Brooklyn Center must be registered with the City. Registration requires specific insurance requirements including proof of liability for personal and property damage (such as your house and your neighbor’s) and workers’ compensation. Check their reputation with the Better Business Bureau and check their references and work.  Receive a written contract with specific service expectations. I.e. dates, cleanup, total costs, etc. For more suggestions or for a list of registered tree contractors, visit the City website or call the Public Works Department at (763) 585-7100. 10 Brooklyn Center Summer 2013 City Watch Water Monitoring The City of Brooklyn Center is issuing the results of monitoring performed on its drinking water for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2012. The purpose of this report is to advance consumers’ understanding of drinking water and heighten awareness of the need to protect precious water resources. Source of Water The City of Brooklyn Center provides drinking water to its residents from a groundwater source: nine wells ranging from 313 to 340 feet deep, that draw water from the Jordan and Prairie Du Chien-Jordan aquifers. The water provided to customers may meet drinking water standards, but the Minnesota Department of Health has also made a determination as to how vulnerable the source of water may be to future contamination incidents. If you wish to obtain the entire source water assessment regarding your drinking water, please call 651-201-4700 or 1-800-818-9318 during normal business hours. Also, you can view it online at www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/ water/swp/swa. Compliance with National Primary Drinking Water Regulations The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include:  Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.  Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.  Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.  Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.  Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water that must provide the same protection for public health. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information Analyzing Your Drinking Water Please call (763) 585-7103 if you have questions about the City of Brooklyn Center drinking water or would like information about opportunities for public participation in decisions that may affect water quality. about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. Results of Monitoring No contaminants were detected at levels that violated federal drinking water standards. However, some contaminants were detected in trace amounts that were below legal limits. The table that follows shows the contaminants that were detected in trace amounts last year. (Some contaminants are sampled less frequently than once a year; as a result, not all contaminants were sampled for in 2012. If any of these contaminants were detected the last time they were sampled for, they are included in the table along with the date that the detection occurred.) The table of testing results on the following pages includes several abbreviations. A key to these abbreviations is provided below. 2012 Consumer Confidence Report Key to abbreviations:  MCLG─Maximum Contaminant Level Goal: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.  MCL─Maximum Contaminant Level: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.  MRDL─Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level.  MRDLG─Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal.  AL─Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirement which a water system must follow.  90th Percentile Level─This is the value obtained after disregarding 10 percent of the samples taken that had the highest levels. (For example, in a situation in which 10 samples were taken, the 90th percentile level is determined by disregarding the highest result, which represents 10 percent of the samples.) Note: In situations in which only 5 samples are taken, the average of the two with the highest levels is taken to determine the 90th percentile level.  pCi/l─PicoCuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity).  ppb─Parts per billion, which can also be expressed as micrograms per liter (μg/l).  ppm─Parts per million, which can also be expressed as milligrams per liter (mg/l).  nd-No Detection.  N/A─Not Applicable (does not apply). Note: Article provided by Minnesota Department of Health www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org 11 MCLG MCL Level Found Typical Source of Contaminant Contaminant (units) Range (2012) Average/ Result* Barium (ppm) (10/06/2011) 2 2 N/A .06 Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits. Combined Radium (pCi/l) 0 5.4 nd-2.5 2.5 Erosion of natural deposits. Fluoride (ppm) 4 4 1-1.1 1.09 State of Minnesota requires all municipal water systems to add fluoride to the drinking water to promote strong teeth; Erosion of natural deposits; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories. TTHM (Total trihalomethanes) (ppb) 0 80 N/A .9 By-product of drinking water disinfection. *This is the value used to determine compliance with federal standards. It sometimes is the highest value detected and sometimes is an average of all the detected values. If it is an average, it may contain sampling results from the previous year. Contaminant (units) MRDL G MRDL **** ***** Typical Source of Contaminant Chlorine (ppm) 4 4 1.4-1.5 1.43 Water additive used to control microbes. ****Highest and Lowest Monthly Average. *****Highest Quarterly Average. Contaminant (units) MCLG AL 90% Level # sites over AL Typical Source of Contaminant Lead (ppb) (07/14/2010) 0 15 1.8 0 out of 30 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits. Copper (ppm) (07/14/2010) 1.3 1.3 .85 0 out of 30 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits. If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. The City of Brooklyn Center is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http:\\www.epa.gov\safewater\lead. Monitoring may have been done for additional contaminants that do not have MCLs established for them and are not required to be monitored under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Results may be available by calling 651-201-4700 or 1-800-818-9318 during normal business hours. In addition to the Water Confidence Report, which reports compliance with EPA safe drinking water standards, please see the newsletter article about Manganese levels in the city water supply or visit the City website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. This report contains very important information. Translate or ask someone who understands it. Spanish: Informacion importante. Si no la entiende, haga que alguien se la traduzca ahora. Hmong: Nov yog ntaub ntawv tseem ceeb. Yog koy tsi to taub, nrhiav neeg pab txhais rau koh kom sai sai. Brooklyn Center Drinking Water Report 12 Brooklyn Center Summer 2013 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 Kris Lawrence-Anderson 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 the newsletter editor at (763) 569-3309. 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 There are over 1,600 street and park lights located in the City of Brooklyn Center. Some of these lights are owned and operated by the City while others are owned and operated by Xcel Energy. To report a street light that is out, please visit the City’s website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org/ streetlights. There you can find a map regarding City -owned versus Xcel Energy-owned street light locations. You can report a street light outage online using this same web link, or call the Public Works Department at (763) 585-7100 for assistance. Left in the Dark? Report a Street Light Outage Healthy Yards, Clean Water Eco-Friendly Yard Care Workshop You can help keep our lakes, rivers and streams clean by making simple changes in your yard care practices. This workshop offers the latest information on healthy yards, combining a do-it-yourself approach with expert advice to help you design a rain garden for your home. Tuesday, May 14, 2013 6 pm to 9 pm Workshop Registration Fee: $15 Location: Brooklyn Center Community Center To Register: www.metroblooms.org or call (651) 699-2426 Community Activities, Recreation & Services Department 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center MN 55430 763-569-3400 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org 14 REGISTRATION INFORMATION 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. 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, please 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.  Online registration is not available for SilverSneakers® participants. 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 t-shirt size (soccer/softball/t-ball) _____. 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 April 15 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.  No refunds on Boomers & Beyond programs and Community Tripsters after the registration deadline.  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 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 same credit 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 - Available to 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. Not available for one-day classes, private or adaptive swim lessons, lifeguard training, water safety aide, memberships or trip programs.  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 - 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 ....... … 16-18 Puppet Playhouse ................. 19 Children Classes/Camps ...... .. 20-21 Soccer/T-Ball/Softball ......... 22-23 Teen ..................................... 23 Adult Fitness/Pottery ........... .. 24-27 Adult Sports ......................... .. 27 Community Tripsters ........... .. 28 Five Cities Transportation.... .. 29 Boomers & Beyond ............. .. 30-31 Tennis/Dudley Tournament . .. 31 Centerbrook Golf Course ..... 32 Special Interest ..................... 33 Parks/Picnic Shelters ............ 34 Community Center Hours/Rates.. 35 Earle Brown Days Festival .. .. Back Page In This Issue 16 In consideration of your busy summer schedule, the Community Center is offering morning lessons for one or two weeks, Saturda y morning lessons and convenient evening lessons. We are confident you’ll find just the right swim lesson option for you! Indicate your child’s swim level when registering. In order to move to the next swimming level, students must have passed the previous level. All classes are held at the Community Center. SWIM LESSONS — CHILDREN American Red Cross swim lessons. All classes on this page are for children ages 4 & older. Average ratio 5 students/instructor. Some children may be tested the first day to assure correct swim level. Parents do not accompany child in water. TUESDAY EVENING Once a week - 10 weeks - $54.00/10 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) Day Begins Time Swim Level Activity # Tues. June 11 5:10 p.m. 1-5 15152 Tues. June 11 5:45 p.m. 1-5 15153 Tues. June 11 6:20 p.m. 1-6 15154 Tues. June 11 6:55 p.m. 1-6 15155 Tues. June 11 7:30 p.m. 1-5 15156 MONDAY EVENING LESSONS Once a week - 5 weeks - $36.00/5 Lessons (Classes 40 min.) Day Begins Time Swim Level Activity # Mon. June 3 5:10 p.m. 1-5 15162 Mon. June 3 6:00 p.m. 1-4 15163 Mon. June 3 6:50 p.m. 2-6 15164 Mon. July 15 5:10 p.m. 1-5 15165 Mon. July 15 6:00 p.m. 1-4 15166 Mon. July 15 6:00 p.m. 2-6 15167 SATURDAY MORNING Once a week - 10 weeks - $54.00/10 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) Day Begins Time Swim Level Activity # Sat. June 15 9:00 a.m. 1-5 15157 Sat. June 15 9:35 a.m. 1-4 15158 Sat. June 15 10:10 a.m. 2-6 15159 Sat. June 15 10:45 a.m. 1-4 15160 Sat. June 15 11:20 a.m. 2-6 15161 MORNING - 2 WEEKS Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $54.00/10 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) Day Begins Time Swim Level Activity # M-F June 17 9:00 a.m. 1-6 15168 M-F June 17 9:35 a.m. 1-5 15169 M-F June 17 10:10 a.m. 1-6 15170 M-F June 17 11:20 a.m. 1-5 15171 M-F July 8 9:00 a.m. 1-6 15172 M-F July 8 9:35 a.m. 1-5 15173 M-F July 8 10:10 a.m. 1-6 15174 M-F July 8 11:20 a.m. 1-5 15175 M-F July 22 9:00 a.m. 1-6 15176 M-F July 22 9:35 a.m. 1-5 15177 M-F July 22 10:10 a.m. 1-6 15178 M-F July 22 11:20 a.m. 1-5 15179 MORNING - 1 WEEK Mon.-Fri. - 1 week - $36.00/5 Lessons (Classes 40 min.) Day Begins Time Swim Level Activity # M-F June 10 9:00 a.m. 1-6 15180 M-F June 10 9:45 a.m. 1-5 15181 M-F June 10 10:30 a.m. 1-5 15182 M-F June 10 11:15 a.m. 1-5 15183 M-F Aug. 5 9:00 a.m. 1-6 15184 M-F Aug. 5 9:45 a.m. 1-5 15185 M-F Aug. 5 11:15 a.m. 1-5 15187 M-F Aug. 12 9:00 a.m. 1-6 15188 M-F Aug. 12 9:45 a.m. 1-5 15189 M-F Aug. 12 11:15 a.m. 1-5 15191 AMERICAN RED CROSS 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 front & back. Level 3: Builds on skills of level 2. Focus on stroke development as participants learn survival float, front crawl, diving skills and elementary backstroke. Scissors & dolphin kicks introduced. Learn fundamentals of treading water. Level 4: Builds on level 3. Breaststroke, butterfly, front crawl, back crawl, backstroke and 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 and dives. Level 6: Must swim 25 meters of breaststroke, sidestroke, back crawl, butterfly; 75 meters of front & elementary backstroke. Polish strokes to swim with more ease, efficiency & power. Focus on being able to complete 500 meters of continuous swimming using all strokes. AQUATICS COMPETITIVE FITNESS SWIMMER Are you a Level 6 swimmer and interested in joining a swim team? Stroke analysis and development, speed turns & starts and basic fitness will be emphasized. Registration Fee $54.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Monday-Friday for 2 weeks. Day Begins Time Activity # M-F July 22 11:20 a.m. 15192 SWIM LESSON QUESTIONS Call Natalie at 763-569-3317 or email at nulmer@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us NEW! 17 Aquatics continued SWIM LESSONS — TINY TOTS - AGES 1-2 Adult accompanies child in water; child must wear swim diaper. Day Begins Time Activity # Once a week - 10 weeks - $54.00/10 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) Tues. June 11 5:10 p.m. 15193 Tues. June 11 5:45 p.m. 15194 Tues. June 11 6:55 p.m. 15195 Mon.-Fri. - $54.00/10 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) M-F June 17 10:10 a.m. 15196 M-F July 8 9:00 a.m. 15197 M-F July 22 10:10 a.m. 15198 SWIM LESSONS — TINY TOTS/PARENT & TOT COMBINATION - AGES 1-3 Adult accompanies child in water; child must wear swim diaper. Mon.-Fri. - 1 week - $36.00/5 Lessons (Classes 40 min.) Day Begins Time Activity # M-F June 10 11:15 a.m. 15199 M-F Aug. 5 9:45 a.m. 15200 M-F Aug. 12 9:45 a.m. 15201 Once a week - 10 weeks - $54.00/10 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) Sat. June 15 9:35 a.m. 15202 Once a week - 5 weeks - $36.00/5 Lessons (Classes 40 min.) Mon. July 15 5:10 p.m. 15301 SWIM LESSONS — PARENT & TOT - AGES 2-3 Water adjustment & beginning lessons. A parent accompanies child in water. Child must wear swim diaper. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Once a week - 10 weeks - $54.00/10 Lessons Tues. June 11 5:45 p.m. 15203 Tues. June 11 6:20 p.m. 15204 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $54.00/10 Lessons M-F June 17 9:35 a.m. 15205 M-F July 8 11:20 a.m. 15206 M-F July 22 10:10 a.m. 15207 SWIM LESSONS — LIL’ TOTS - AGES 3-4 Parents do not accompany child in water. Day Begins Time Activity # Once a week - 10 weeks -$54.00/10Lessons (Classes 30 min.) Tues. June 11 5:10 p.m. 15208 Tues. June 11 5:45 p.m. 15209 Tues. June 11 6:20 p.m. 15210 Tues. June 11 6:55 p.m. 15211 Sat. June 15 10:10 a.m. 15212 Sat. June 15 10:45 a.m. 15213 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $54.00/10 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) M-F June 17 10:10 a.m. 15214 M-F June 17 11:20 a.m. 15215 M-F July 8 9:00 a.m. 15216 M-F July 8 11:20 a.m. 15217 M-F July 22 10:10 a.m. 15218 M-F July 22 11:20 a.m. 15219 Mon.-Fri. - 1 week - $36.00/5 Lessons (Classes 40 min.) M-F June 10 9:45 a.m. 15220 M-F Aug. 5 11:15 a.m. 15221 M-F Aug. 12 9:45 a.m. 15222 Once a week - 5 weeks - $36.00/5 Lessons (Classes 40 min.) Mon. June 3 6:00 p.m. 15223 Mon. July 15 6:00 p.m. 15224 SWIM LESSONS — ADULT & SENIOR BEGINNER Ages 15 & up. Class will help you gain confidence and learn basic skills. Focus is on individual needs. Day Begins Time Activity # Once a week - 10 weeks - $54.00/10 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) Tues. June 11 7:30 p.m. 15225 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $54.00/10 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) M-F July 8 10:10 a.m. 15226 M-F July 22 11:20 a.m. 15227 Mon.-Fri. - 1 week - $36.00/5 Lessons (Classes 40 min.) M-F June 10 9:00 a.m. 15228 M-F Aug. 5 9:45 a.m. 15229 SWIM LESSONS — ADULT & SENIOR INTERMEDIATE Ages 16 & up. Would you like to start building your endurance? Focus is on individual needs. Day Begins Time Activity # Once a week - 10 weeks - $54.00/10 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) Tues. June 11 6:55 p.m. 15230 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $54.00/10 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) M-F July 8 11:20 a.m. 15231 SWIM LESSONS — ADULT WOMEN ONLY Learn in a fun and relaxed atmosphere with a female instructor. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Once a week - 10 weeks - $54.00/10 Lessons Tues. June 11 7:30 p.m. 15232 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $54.00/10 Lessons M-F June 17 9:00 a.m. 15233 DIVING — SPRINGBOARD 1 Learn diving terminology, deep water safety, water entry, body alignment and control. Concentrate on basic take offs, front and back dives, twisting jumps and the tuck position! Due to the pool depth, students will be tested to ensure Level 3 or higher swimming ability. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Once a week - 10 weeks - $54.00/10 Lessons Tues. June 11 7:30 p.m. 15234 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $54.00/10 Lessons M-F July 22 11:20 a.m. 15235 DIVING — SPRINGBOARD 2 Develop faster rotations, cleaner entries & more body control. Pike, reverse, inward & twisting dives. Prerequisite: forward 1½ somersault, tuck and forward/back somersaults. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Once a week - 10 weeks - $54.00/ 10 Lessons Sat. June 15 9:00 a.m. 15236 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $54.00/10 Lessons M-F July 8 11:20 a.m. 15237 DIVING - SPRINGBOARD 3 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. June 15 11:20 a.m. 15238 18 SWIM LESSONS — PRIVATE One-on-one instruction; minimum age 5. Whether to improve specific stroke techniques, conquer a fear of water, gain confidence, or focus on advanced skills, private swim lessons are designed to meet the individual needs of you or your child. Missed lessons will not be made up. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Twice a week - 3 weeks - $108.00 Lessons (Inst. Jean) (No class June 17 and 19) M&W June 3 10:45 a.m. 15275 M&W June 3 11:20 a.m. 15276 M&W July 15 10:45 a.m. 15277 M&W July 15 11:20 a.m. 15278 Once a week - 5 weeks - $90.00/5 Lessons Mon. June 3 5:10 p.m. 15279 Mon. June 3 6:20 p.m. 15280 Mon. July 15 5:10 p.m. 15281 Mon. July 15 6:20 p.m. 15282 Mon.-Fri. - 1 week - $90.00/5 Lessons M-F June 10 11:15 a.m. 15283 M-F Aug. 5 9:00 a.m. 15284 M-F Aug. 12 9:00 a.m. 15285 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $180.00/10 Lessons M-F June 17 10:10 a.m. 15286 M-F July 8 10:10 a.m. 15287 M-F July 22 11:20 a.m. 15288 Once a week - 10 weeks - $180.00/10 Lessons Sat. June 15 11:20 a.m. 15289 Sat. June 15 12:00 p.m. 15290 SWIM LESSONS — SENSATIONAL SWIMMING FOR TEENS Ages 10-18. Learn to swim and build your confidence in the water? Focus is on individual needs. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Once a week - 10 weeks - $54.00/ 10 Lessons Tues. June 11 7:30 p.m. 15239 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $54.00/10 Lessons M-F June 17 10:10 a.m. 15240 M-F July 8 11:20 a.m. 15241 M-F July 22 9:35 a.m. 15242 WATER SAFETY AIDE Ages 12 & up with level 6 swimming ability. Interested in teaching swim lessons? Learn the skills and techniques to aid in the instruction of lessons & work with our teachers during swim lessons as an apprentice. Fee includes materials. Classes 1 hour. Day Begins Time Activity # Once a week - 10 weeks $85.00/10 Lessons Tues. June 11 5:45 p.m. 15243 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $85.00/10 Lessons M-F June 17 10:10 a.m. 15244 M-F July 8 9:35 a.m. 15245 M-F July 22 10:10 a.m. 15246 LIFEGUARD TRAINING American Red Cross Want to work at a pool? This class is for you! Emphasis on victim recognition, surveillance & equipment-based rescues. Registration accepted immediately. Registration Fee $225.00, includes book, Standard First Aid & CPR for the Professional Rescuer.  Minimum age 15 on or before completion of class.  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 accepted immediately. Attendance at all classes required.  Activity #15272 - Monday, June 10-Friday, June 14, 12:30- 6:30 p.m. No refunds after June 2.  Activity #15273 - Monday, July 8-Friday, July 12, 12:30- 6:30 p.m. No refunds after June 30.  Activity #15274 - Monday, August 19-Friday, August 23, 12:30-6:30 p.m. No refunds after August 11. Aquatics continued 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. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Twice a week - 3 weeks - $60.00/6 Lessons (Inst. Jean) (No Class June 17 and 19) M&W June 3 9:00 a.m. 15247 M&W June 3 9:35 a.m. 15248 M&W June 3 10:10 a.m. 15249 M&W July 15 9:00 a.m. 15250 M&W July 15 9:35 a.m. 15251 M&W July 15 10:10 a.m. 15252 Once a week - 5 weeks - $50.00/5 Lessons Mon. June 3 5:45 p.m. 15253 Mon. June 3 6:55 p.m. 15254 Mon. July 15 5:45 p.m. 15255 Mon. July 15 6:55 p.m. 15256 Mon.-Fri. - 1 week - $50.00/5 Lessons M-F June 10 9:00 a.m. 15257 M-F June 10 9:35 a.m. 15258 M-F Aug. 5 11:15 a.m. 15259 M-F Aug. 12 11:15 a.m. 15260 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $100.00/10 Lessons M-F June 17 9:00 a.m. 15261 M-F June 17 12:00 p.m. 15262 M-F July 8 9:35 a.m. 15263 M-F July 8 11:20 a.m. 15264 M-F July 22 9:00 a.m. 15265 M-F July 22 12:00 p.m. 15266 Once a week - 5 weeks - $50.00/5 Lessons (Inst. Jean) Sat. July 13 9:00 a.m. 15267 Sat. July 13 9:35 a.m. 15268 Sat. July 13 10:10 a.m. 15269 Sat. July 13 10:45 a.m. 15270 Sat. July 13 11:20 a.m. 15271 19 10:00 a.m. Garden City Park - 3607 - 65th Ave 11:00 a.m. Orchard Lane Park - 6512 Perry Ave 12:30 p.m. Kylawn Park - 6015 Kyle Ave 1:30 p.m. Northport Park - 5512 Sailor LN (behind Northport School) TUESDAY SCHEDULE June 18, 25, July 9, 16, 23 & 30 (No show July 2) 2013 SHOWS June 18, 19 & 20 - Beauty & The Beast June 24, 25 & 26 - The Flying Elephant July 9, 10 & 11 - Spiderman July 16, 17 & 18 - Little Red Riding Hood July 22, 23 & 24 - David & The Dragon July 30, 31 & August 1 - The Princess & The Frog 10:00 a.m. Bellvue Park - 801 - 55th Ave 11:00 a.m. Grandview Park - 1600 - 59th Ave (near Cohen Field) 12:30 p.m. Centennial Park/Community Center - 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy (south parking lot) 1:30 p.m. Riverdale Park - 7031 Dallas Rd WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE June 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24 & 31 (No show July 3) 10:00 a.m. Lions Park - 5501 Russell Ave (near Centerbrook Clubhouse) 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Park - 6535 Bryant Ave (near side of Fire Station) 12:30 p.m. Evergreen Park - 7112 Bryant Ave 1:30 p.m. West Palmer Park - 7110 Palmer Lake Dr W THURSDAY SCHEDULE June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25 & August 1 (No show July 4) June 18-August 1 (excluding July 2-4) Shows are approximately 30 minutes. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Please leave dogs home. In case of inclement weather, shows may be canceled and will not be rescheduled. FREE! MORE PUPPET PLAYHOUSE PERFORMANCES Centennial Park  Friday, June 28, 1:15 p.m. - Dunkin’s Jamboree  Saturday, June 29, 12:30 p.m. - Earle Brown Days  Tuesday, July 23, 7:00 p.m. - Entertainment In The Park  Monday, August 5 - National Night Out Kickoff The Puppet Playhouse is sponsored by the Brooklyn Center Lions Club! 20 OWL CRITTERS Ages 6-12. You’ll have a hoot in Owl Critters! Paint an adorable ceramic owl, put together a hanging owl decoration and paint a plastic owl Sun Catcher (looks similar to stained glass). We’ll make and eat Owl S’mores too. Whooo wouldn’t love this class. Registration Fee $8.00/1 Session. Class 2 hours. Instructor Diane. Day Date Time Location Activity # Wed. July 10 1:30 p.m. CC 15305 SCRAPBOOKING Ages 7-12. Add your photos and begin your very own scrapbook! Learn layouts and share ideas. Bring pictures of yourself, friends, family members and pets plus other memorable items. You will be cutting, taping and gluing the items; don’t bring anything that cannot be altered. Class is for beginners and those who have scrapbooked before! Registration Fee $8.00/1 Session, includes a fabulous scrapbook, printed layout pages, embellishments, photo corners and stickers. Class 3 hours. Instructor Diane. Day Date Time Location Activity # Wed. July 31 2:00 p.m. CC 15311 SUPER SLEUTHS Ages 6-12. How would you like to be a super Sherlock Holmes? As a sleuth-in-training, participate in crime solving activities, create a secret code name, make a disguise and ID card and assemble your own detective kit. Explore fingerprinting, what to look for at the scene and how to document evidence. Registration Fee $8.00/1 Session. Class 2 hours. Instructor Diane. Day Date Time Location Activity # Wed. June 19 1:30 p.m. CC 15302 ARTIST’S WORKSHOP Ages 6-12. Let your imagination soar and have fun creating art projects using exciting materials and different kinds of paint. Paint a picture on a canvas board, design and paint a work of art on fabric and paint a Sun Catcher. Your artistic creations will look great in your room. Registration Fee $8.00/1 Session. Class 2 hours. Instructor Diane. Day Date Time Location Activity # Mon. June 24 1:30 p.m. CC 15303 COOKIE BAKING Ages 6-12. We’re baking up lots of fun as we make different kinds of cookies. Eat some and take some home. Peanut products will be used; let us know if you have food allergies. This popular class fills up fast. Register early. Registration Fee $8.00/1 Session. Class 2 hours. Instructor Diane. Day Date Time Location Activity # Wed. July 17 2:00 p.m. CC 15307 DUCT TAPE ART Ages 6-12. Creating art with Duct Tape is fun and easy. You’ll love designing and making a one-of-a-kind tote bag and school folder using colorful and decorative Duct Tape. Choose from several colors, animal prints, and designs. If time permits, we’ll make a surprise project too. Registration Fee $8.00/1 Session. Class 2 hours. Instructor Diane. Day Date Time Location Activity # Mon. July 22 2:00 p.m. CC 15308 BEAD FUSION Ages 6-12. Fuse beads are cool and you will be proud to display your finished designs. Class provides opportunity to be creative in counting, sorting and planning your projects. Using fuse beads and peg boards, you’ll make at least two projects. Choose from animals, cute shapes and more! The possibilities are endless! Registration Fee $8.00/1 Session. Class 2 hours. Instructor Diane. Day Date Time Location Activity # Mon. July 8 1:30 p.m. CC 15304 SEA CREATURES Ages 6-12. Fun awaits you “under the sea”. Crafts include designing and painting a sea creature or sea design on a t-shirt, making a sea lion sun visor and an Octopus craft. Make and enjoy a snack of “Sea Creature” dip, shark chips and Octopus juice. We’ll end the fun afternoon with crab races. Registration Fee $8.00/1 Session. Class 2 hours. Instructor Diane. Day Date Time Location Activity # Mon. July 15 2:00 p.m. CC 15306 CHILDREN Wear old clothes or bring a paint shirt. We’ll be using paints and glue. FUN WITH PUPPETS WORKSHOP Ages 6-12. Do you like to watch puppet shows? Join this class and learn how to make them. Design and make canvas, felt and sock puppets. Create a personality and voice for your puppets and put on a short show. Parents are invited to attend the last 15 minutes to see the show. Registration Fee $8.00/1 Session. Class 2½ hours. Instructor Diane. Day Date Time Location Activity # Mon. July 29 2:00 p.m. CC 15310 BEADS, BUTTONS & BEYOND Ages 6-12. Learn the amazing art of beading. Working with different types of beads, you’ll make jewelry and key chains and paint a cool wooden box to put them in. Learn how to create a unique project with fabulous, colorful buttons. Registration Fee $8.00/1 Session. Class 2 hours. Instructor Diane. Day Date Time Location Activity # Wed. July 24 2:00 p.m. CC 15309 21 Children continued DAY CAMP - BC MAD SCIENTISTS August 20-22 Ages 6-12. This camp is oozing with explosive fun! Experiments, crafts, games, cooking, and outdoor activities are all part of the excitement. You’ll have a “blast” swimming each day; bring your swimsuit and towel. Sign up before this camp disappears! Deadline to register, August 12, space permitting. No refunds after August 12. Registration Fee $50.00/3 Days, includes lunch and snack each day. Day Begins Time Location Activity # T,W,Th Aug. 20 8:30 a.m. CC 15317 CSI SAFETY ACADEMY August 13 & 14 Grades 2-4. Get a chance to use a fire truck water hose, check out an emergency vehicle, learn how to protect your noggin and help solve a big case at CSI Safety Academy. Meet firefighters, police officers, emergency room staff and learn how to be safe. Dress for the weather; some activities held outdoors. Bring your bicycle on Tuesday. Bring swimsuit & towel on Wednesday for swimming. Parents, please plan on attending a picnic dinner followed by the graduation ceremony at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday. 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Morning check in begins at 7:45 a.m. Registration Fee $25.00/2 Days, includes lunch, snacks, T-shirt, bike helmet, graduation ceremony and picnic dinner of hotdogs, beans & chips. Day Begins Time Location Activity # T&W Aug. 13 8:00 a.m. CC 15316 GYMNASTICS—GIRLS Ages 6-10. Develop beginning and intermediate level gymnastics skills? Participate with girls of a comparable skill level. Emphasis is on developing your strengths, flexibility and coordination. Tumbling and apparatus fundamentals introduced according to ability. Spectators not permitted in class. Parent viewing is welcome the last day of class. Registration Fee $40.00/6 Sessions. Classes 1 hour, 15 min. No class July 2 & 4. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Tues. June 18 7:25 p.m. Park Center 15314 Thurs. June 20 7:25 p.m. Park Center 15315 GYMNASTICS—PRESCHOOL Boys & girls ages 4-5. Learn basic balance, coordination and motor skills. Children will be taught tumbling skills: forward & backward rolls, cartwheels & headstands and introduced to the balance beam, uneven bars & vault. Spectators not permitted in class. Parent viewing welcome the last day of class. Registration Fee $30.00/6 Sessions. Classes 45 min. No class July 2 & 4. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Tues. June 18 6:30 p.m. Park Center 15312 Thurs. June 20 6:30 p.m. Park Center 15313 PLAYGROUND TRIPS & TREASURES Ages 6-12. Get ready for FUN with Tuesday Trips and Thursday Treasures! Activities include group games, crafts, & reading! We’ll take a trip each Tuesday and participate in activities before & after trips. On Thursdays find treasures in Centennial Park and swim at the pool! Dress for the outdoors with tennis shoes, a water bottle and bring a swimsuit & towel on Thursdays. Meets Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Community Center. Register for one or more weeks! Registration Fee $26.00/Tuesday & Thursday, includes lunch, snack, trip bus, trip admission, activities, swimming, supervision and t-shirt. (One t-shirt/participant.) Registration deadline one week prior to start of each week; no refunds after registration deadline. Days Dates Trip Location Activity # T&TH June 18 & 20 Elm Creek Park 15318 T&TH June 25 & 27 Como Park Zoo 15319 T&TH July 9 & 11 North Mississippi Park 15320 T&TH July 16 & 18 New Hope Cinema Grill 15321 T&TH July 23 & 25 Edinborough Indoor Park 15322 T&TH July 30 & Aug. 1 Coon Rapids Dam Park 15323 T&TH Aug. 6 & 8 Pump It Up 15324 YOUTH REC CENTER SUMMER CAMP Grades K-6. Join us for summer fun including group games, an introduction to different sports, nutrition/health education and daily reading time. Police officers will visit weekly to teach safety and awareness too. Swim at the Community Center pool every Thursday! (Bring a swimsuit & towel.) Register for one or more weeks! Meets Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Youth Rec Center, 6500 Humboldt Ave (blue building east of Brooklyn Center High School). Registration Fee $50.00/week includes breakfast, lunch, snack, activities, use of sports equipment, swimming, supervision and t-shirt. (One t-shirt/ participant.) Registration deadline one week prior to start of each week; no refunds after registration deadline. Days Dates Sport Activity # M-TH July 22-25 Basketball 15325 M-TH July 29-Aug. 1 Baseball/Softball 15326 M-TH Aug. 5-8 Soccer 15327 M-TH Aug. 12-15* Racquet Sports & Track 15328 M-TH Aug. 19-22 Golf 15329 *Grades 2-4 have option of attending Mon. & Thurs. at the Rec Center (Activity #15328 - fee $25.00) and attending CSI Safety Academy Tues. & Wed. (Activity #15316 - fee $25.00). Registration for both camps must be made at the same time. KIDS' FISHING CONTEST-EARLE BROWN DAYS Saturday, June 29 - 10-11:45 a.m. Ages 3-12. Catch the fun at the Kids’ Fishing Contest in Shingle Creek near community center. Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in four fish categories. Bring rod and reel and bait. Adult must accompany children. Sponsored by BrookPark Dental Center & BC Police Dept. If rained out, it will not be rescheduled. Grade as of fall 2013 for CSI Safety Academy & Youth Rec Center Summer Camp. ZUMBATOMIC® FOR KIDS! Designed exclusively for ages 5-9. Classes are rockin', high- energy fitness parties packed with special choreographed kid - friendly routines and music kids love, like hip -hop, Reggaeton, and Cumbia! Kids increase their focus and self-confidence, boost metabolism and enhance 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. (No class July 31 & August 14.) Day Begins Time Location Activity # Wed. June 12 6:30 p.m. CC 15330 NEW! NEW! 22 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 waitlist.  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 SPORTS PROGRAM - Soccer/T-Ball/Softball T-Ball/Softball - see page 23 23 Sports Program 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 notify coaches if you have to drive between fields at 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 waitlist. T-BALL - PRESCHOOL Ages 3 & 4, eligible for kindergarten ‘14 & ‘15. See description below. Parent, adult relative or friend participate as a buddy; no T-ball knowledge required. Buddies stand behind their child 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 ‘13. 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 BROOKLYN CENTER YOUTH FOOTBALL Boys & girls in K-6 (Fall '13). Register-Wed., May 29, July 10 & 17, 6-8 p.m.; Sat., June 1, July 13 & 20, 10 a.m.-Noon at BC Community Center. Practice begins in Aug., games begin after Labor Day. www.stadiumroar.com/bcyouthfootball. Email bcyouthfootball@live.com or leave message at 612-782-7120. SUMMER CONDITIONING SPEED & STRENGTH Grades 8-12. A total physical fitness program for girls and boys, including stretching exercises to increase flexibility, weight-training to build strength, plyometric exercises to improve running speed and cardiovascular endurance training for the heart-lung system. Meets June 10- July 31 at Park Center, one of the state’s finest weight facilities. Registration Fee $90.00, includes t-shirt. When registering, indicate t-shirt size. Activity #15331-Boys; Activity #15332- Girls. Classes 90 min. Instructors Park Center Coaches. No class July 1-5. Day Begins Time Location Activity # M-F June 10 8:00 a.m. Park Center 15331 M-F June 10 9:30 a.m. Park Center 15332 BROOKLYN AREA SOCCER LEAGUES Ages 6-18. For Brooklyn Center & Brooklyn Park residents. Focus is on skill development with opportunity to play league games. Fee: $65.00. For info, visit www.bpaasports.org/soccer. Register through May at Brooklyn Park Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave N or online at www.brooklynpark.org. BROOKLYN BRUMBIES RUGBY Boys ages 14-18. Looking for a challenging sport? Rugby combines the speed and power of football with the endurance of soccer. While the game is intense and physical, the sport has a place for players at all experience levels. Find us on Facebook at Brooklyn Brumbies Rugby Club or contact brumbiesrugby@hotmail.com. JUNIOR LEADER PROGRAM Ages 13-15. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable skills to assist you in getting a future job! Junior leaders attend a pre- training session and are required to volunteer two mornings or afternoons a week with the Playground Trips & Treasures Program or the Youth Rec Center Summer Camp. See page 21 for program descriptions and dates. As a junior leader, you will assist adult leaders in setting up games, interact with children, and learn how to lead groups. Must complete an application form and go through an interview process prior to being asked to join a program. For more information or an application form, call Kelly at 763-569-3405. OPEN GYM Grades 6-12 as of fall 2013. You’re invited to drop by for open gym. Round up your friends or meet someone new on the court. Basketball, volleyball, kickball, dodge-ball - choose a game and have fun! This cooperative program is supervised by Brooklyn Center Recreation & Police Department staff. FREE! No open gym July 2 & 4. Day Dates Time Location Tues. June 11-Aug. 27 4-6:00 p.m. Youth Rec Center Thurs. June 13-Aug. 29 4-6:00 p.m. Earle Brown Elem. Youth Rec Center - 6500 Humboldt Ave (Blue building east of BC High School) Earle Brown Elementary - 1500 - 59th Ave NEW! NEW! TEEN 24 ADULT Non-members may participate in SilverSneakers® classes by paying the low registration fee. A great opportunity to get fit, have fun and make friends! 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 $33.00/11 Sessions Mon. June 10 10:30 a.m. CC Judy 15333 Fri. June 14 10:00 a.m. CC Stephanie 15334 Registration Fee $30.00/10 Sessions (No class July 4) Thurs. June 13 9:30 a.m. CC Stephanie 15335 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. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $33.00/11 Sessions Mon. June 10 3:00 p.m. CC Judy 15336 Registration Fee $30.00/10 Sessions (No class July 4 or Aug. 14) Wed. June 12 9:45 a.m. CC Judy 15337 Thurs. June 13 11:30 a.m. CC Stephanie 15338 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. Classes 50 min. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $30.00/10 Sessions (No class Aug. 14) Wed. June 12 8:45 a.m. CC Judy 15339 Registration Fee $33.00/11 Sessions Fri. June 14 9:00 a.m. CC Stephanie 15340 Classes with the sneakers are offered at no cost to SilverSneakers® members. Please register by phone (763-569-3400) or in person at the community center for the classes you will be attending. Online registration is not available for SilverSneakers® participants. 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. Registration Fee $30.00/10 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor Jean. (No class June 17 & August 12.) Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. June 10 8:00 a.m. CC 15341 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. No fee SilverSneakers® participant. Classes 50 min. Instructor Stephanie. (No class July 4.) Day Begins Time Location Activity # Thurs. June 13 10:30 a.m. CC 15343 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. Registration Fee $33.00/11 Sessions. No fee SilverSneakers® participant. Classes 50 minutes. Instructor Judy. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. June 10 9:30 a.m. CC 15342 WALKING CLUB Get a great start to your day by stretching, walking, talking and exploring the beautiful parks in Brooklyn Center. The first week we will meet in Centennial Park (behind the Community Center). You will be given a schedule of parks to meet at for the remaining sessions! In case of rain, the Walking Club will meet indoors at the Community Center. Please wear tennis shoes. Registration Fee $30.00/10 Sessions No fee SilverSneakers® participant. Classes 60 min. Instructor Stephanie. (No class July 4.) Day Begins Time Location Activity # Thurs. June 13 8:00 a.m. CC 15344 25 Adult 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. No fee SilverSneakers® participant. Classes 50 min. Heather & Heidi will team teach the evening class. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $40.50/12 Sessions Wed. June 12 8:00 a.m. CC Beth/Jean 15345 Registration Fee $27.00/8 Sessions Wed. June 12 6:30 p.m. CC H/H 15346 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! Registration Fee $37.00/11 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor LeVon. (No class June 28.) Day Begins Time Location Activity # Fri. June 14 8:00 a.m. CC 15353 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 $40.50/12 Sessions Mon. June 10 6:00 p.m. CC Jean/Judy 15348 Registration Fee $37.00/11 Sessions (No class July 16) Tues. June 11 8:00 a.m. CC LeVon 15349 Registration Fee $33.50/10 Sessions (No Class July 6) Sat. June 15 8:00 a.m. CC Jean 15350 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 $27.00/8 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Heather & Heidi will team teach. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Wed. June 12 7:25 p.m. CC H/H 15347 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. Registration Fee $42.00/12 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Instructor Vicki. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. June 10 6:15 p.m. CC 15355 HATHA YOGA Pure Hatha Yoga strives to create an absolute balance between the body, mind and energy. The benefits may include stress reduction, relaxation, decreased depression, pain relief, lower blood pressure, and balancing blood sugar. Leave refreshed, calm, and relaxed. Registration Fee $21.00/6 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor Cassandra. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. June 10 5:00 p.m. CC 15354 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 $40.50/12 Sessions Mon. June 10 7:00 p.m. CC Jean/Judy 15351 Registration Fee $33.50/10 Sessions (No class July 4 & 18) Thurs. June 13 8:00 a.m. CC LeVon 15352 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. Registration Fee $42.00/12 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor Tammy. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Tues. June 11 6:15 p.m. CC 15356 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. Registration Fee $35.00/10 Sessions. No fee SilverSneakers® participant. Classes 1 hour. Instructor Sue. (No class June 19 & July 3.) Day Begins Time Location Activity # Wed. June 12 6:15 p.m. CC 15357 26 Adult continued 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! DROP-IN CARD—SENIOR OPTIONS Adults 62 years and older # of Classes Fee Activity # 12 Classes $44.00 15364 10 Classes $37.00 15365 8 Classes $29.50 15366 5 Classes $18.50 15367 1 Class $4.00 15368 DROP-IN CARD—FITNESS OPTIONS Adults through 61 years # of Classes Fee Activity # 12 Classes $49.50 15369 10 Classes $41.25 15370 8 Classes $33.00 15371 5 Classes $20.50 15372 1 Class $4.25 15373 DROP-IN CARD—ZUMBA OPTIONS Can be used for Wednesday or Saturday class # of Classes Fee Activity # 5 Classes $35.00 15374 3 Classes $21.00 15375 1 Class $7.00 15376 FIRST 5K TRAINING CLUB Have you always wanted to run a 5K but don’t know how to get started? In just eight weeks, learn what it takes to run a 5K without stopping. The first half of class will focus on techniques including nutrition, shoe fitting and stretching. Starting the first week, students will participate in an outdoor run/walk workout for the second half of class. A weekly training schedule will be provided along with a free one year membership in the MN Distance Running Association. Registration Fee $48.00/8 sessions. Classes 75 min. Instructor Beth. (No class July 4.) Day Begins Time Location Activity # Thurs. June 13 6:00 p.m. CC 15358 FITNESS & AEROBIC CLASSES  Wear comfortable clothes & fitness shoes.  Mats and weights provided.  Noodles and aqua belts provided.  Classes coed except Strength Training, Back & “Abs” for Women.  Note cancellation dates in descriptions. Changes are noted on fitness calendars available from instructors & the customer service counter. Classes added at the end to cover cancellations. 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 $60.00/10 Sessions (No Class July 31 & August 14) Wed. June 12 7:15 p.m. CC 15361 Registration Fee $66.00/11 Sessions (No Class June 22) Sat. June 15 10:10 a.m. CC 15362 BODY SCULPTING Body strengthening and toning. Beginning with a 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! Registration Fee $33.00/11 Sessions. Classes 30 min. Instructor Stephanie. (No class June 22.) Day Begins Time Location Activity # Sat. June 15 9:30 a.m. CC 15360 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. Registration Fee $38.50/11 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor Stephanie. (No class June 22.) Day Begins Time Location Activity # Sat. June 15 8:30 a.m. CC 15359 R.I.P.P.E.D.! Utilizing resistance and cardio training, experience this total body "plateau proof fitness formula" workout. It 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 $38.50/11 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor Beth. (No class July 4.) Day Begins Time Location Activity # Thurs. June 13 7:30 p.m. CC 15363 NEW! 27 STEP TO IT CHALLENGE May 1-28 Do you have a competitive spirit, want a fun and easy way to get in shape again, or want to connect with your neighbors? The four-week Step To It Challenge is for you! Show your pride with friends at your side! The challenge is a fun, light-hearted way to connect with family, friends, and neighbors and get moving after a long winter. Twenty-three cities compete to see which has the most active residents. Awards, celebration events and free Minnesota Twins tickets will go to the individuals logging the most steps. Make it a family event by having kids join in the fun too! How does it work? Record the number of steps you walk each week on the Step To It website (www.steptoit.org). You don’t need a pedometer. You can use the convenient conversion chart for logging time spent walking or doing other activities, such as biking, skateboarding, Tai Chi, or even mowing the lawn. They all count toward overall steps. Best of all, it’s free! If you live or work in Hennepin County, you’re eligible to participate. Register after April 1 online at www.steptoit.org or call 612-348-5618. Select Brooklyn Center as your community. Applications also available at the Community Center. POTTERY — OPEN LAB AND FIRING PRIVILEGES June 10-August 31 For persons who have completed a pottery class at the community center. Designed for individuals who want to work independently; no instruction. Participants will be issued a membership card, which must be scanned at the customer service counter each time you use open lab. If you register in person, you will receive your card at that time. If you register online or by phone, allow extra time on your first day to get your card updated for summer session. Cards are valid for participants registered for the 2013 summer session. Registration Fee $140.00/12 Weeks, includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, firing, tax and open lab time. Additional clay - $42.45, includes 25 lbs., glazes, firing and tax. No instruction during the summer session. Pick up open lab schedule at the customer service counter. Dates Location Activity # June 10 - August 31 CC 15377 NORTHWEST METRO ADULT SPORTS The recreation departments of Brooklyn Center, New Hope, Crystal, Robbinsdale, Golden Valley, Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove form the Northwest Metro Adults Sports League. For information, call Joe at 763 -569-3382. CO-REC KICKBALL LEAGUE Remember the good old days of Kickball on the playground? Get your friends together and join us for some “Old Time Fun”. You may play up to 10 on the field at one time and must always have an equal number of men and women or more women. Registration Fee $130.00/Team, includes game ball. For information and to register, call New Hope Recreation at 763- 531-5151. Meets Friday evenings beginning August 9 at Victory Park, New Hope. UNOFFICIATED CO-REC SAND VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE Join us! Registration Fee $110.00/Team. Additional $12.00/non - resident for anyone who does not live in Brooklyn Center, New Hope, Crystal, Robbinsdale, Golden Valley, Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove. For information and to register, call New Hope Recreation at 763-531-5151. Meets Friday evenings beginning June 21 at Civic Center Park, New Hope. ADULT YARD GAME LEAGUE It’s an American tradition to get your friends and family together for a barbecue in the backyard. In this unique sports league with different yard games played every week, Crystal Recreation will provide the backyard. The 5-week regular season is followed by a season-ending playoff tournament. Games may include: Baggo, lawn darts, ladder golf, bocce, washers, and horseshoes. Teams may consist of 2 -4 players ages 18+, male or female. Registration Fee $30.00/ Team. For information and to register by May 18, call Crystal Recreation at 763-531-0052. Meets Thursday evenings beginning June 13 at Becker & Welcome Parks in Crystal. ADULT VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES Brooklyn Center offers officiated 6 on 6 co-rec, women’s & men’s leagues. Play runs mid-September through December. Winter leagues also available beginning play in January 2014. Matches played at North View Jr. High and Earle Brown Elementary. For information call Joe at 763-569-3382. ADULT MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE Brooklyn Center offers a competitive basketball league for post high school men. Games played on Wednesdays beginning in December. Teams are guaranteed 12 games and may compete in the MRPA state tournament. For more information or to register, call Joe at 763-569-3382. Adult continued Register online at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. For registration information, see page 14. 28 COMMUNITY TRIPSTERS 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. 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 and beverage. Registration Fee: $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. JULY 25 - DULUTH’S HISTORIC GLENSHEEN MANSION Glensheen Mansion is located on the shores of Lake Superior. Enjoy a guided tour of the mansion with time allotted to explore the beautiful grounds on your own. The casual buffet lunch at Glensheen includes: sandwich assortment, cold pasta salad, vegetables, beverage and dessert. Guests are welcome to enjoy lunch on the grounds, weather permitting. After lunch, you will have time to visit the Museum Gift Store. As an added bonus, you may be able to catch a glimpse of the Tall Ships scheduled to arrive in Duluth Harbor for the Parade of Sails the afternoon of July 25. Bring your binoculars! Registration Fee: $78.00/person includes transportation, tour, lunch, tax, gratuities and escort. Approximate time 8:30 a.m.-7:15 p.m. June 17 registration deadline. Activity #15378. JUNE 20 - HISTORIC NEW ULM See what’s brewing as we tour the historic town of New Ulm, home of the Glockenspiel Musical Clock, Schell’s Brewery & Gardens, Herman the German monument, Turner Hall, Dakota conflict sites and much more! Enjoy a traditional German meal of brat, sauerkraut, German potato salad, Spaetzle, rye bread & strudel bites at historic Turner Hall, a former members-only club. Take in a little shopping in the German shops located downtown. Gain historic knowledge with a bus tour of the city at Brown County Museum, featuring the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 exhibit and the 1887 Queen Anne style home of Governor John Lind. Registration Fee: $60.00/person includes transportation, tours, lunch, tax, gratuities and escort. Approximate time 7:00 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. June 12 registration deadline. Activity #15379. SEPTEMBER 17 - SCENIC ST. CROIX BOAT TOUR & MORE Enjoy a private, authentic paddle wheel boat tour along the beautiful St. Croix River. Our boat pilot and tour guide will point out the unique rock formations that were left behind as the glaciers retreated thousands of years ago. Among the most outstanding formation is the huge stone cross for which the St. Croix River was named. Other sites that can be seen from the boat include: the world's largest glacial kettles or "pot holes", Lion's Head, Turk's Head and the highlight of the boat tour, The Old Man of the Dalles - the most outstanding natural rock face you'll ever see. Enjoy a wonderful onboard luncheon of carved roast beef, vegetable, Au Gratin potatoes, Caesar salad, rolls and beverages. On the way home explore the Franconia Sculpture Park with over 95 sculptures and pick-up an afternoon snack & cheese at Eichtens Market! Please note: boat is not wheelchair accessible. Registration Fee: $58.00/person includes transportation, tours, lunch, tax, gratuities and escort. Approximate time 9:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. September 3 registration deadline. Activity #15381. AUGUST 1 - MANKATO MAGIC Vikings, Hubbard House, Charley’s & Betsy Tacy Houses! This is an all around great outing to the Mankato area. The trip kicks off at the Minnesota Vikings Training Camp where we have the opportunity to see practice in action, walk through vendor stands and visit the gift tent. Next, we tour the historic Hubbard House, a beautiful Victorian mansion built in 1871. We’ll enjoy fine dining at Charley’s Restaurant for the special of the day luncheon. Our final stop is a tour of the Betsy Tacy Houses, the childhood homes of Maud Hart Lovelace, beloved author of the famed children series, and Frances Bick Kenney (Betsy and Tacy). Registration Fee: $58.00/ person includes transportation, escort, tours, lunch, tax and gratuity. Approximate time 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 15 registration deadline. Activity #15380. Don’t miss out - register early! Limited space available on these fun trips. 29 Five Cities Transportation 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 below. No one is denied a ride due to the inability to pay the full fare. Please contact Rita for assistance at 763-531-1274. For Trip Listed Below Call 763-531-1259 to Register No fee for the trip. Costs are: Special Destination bus fare & lunch on your own July 17 - Minneapolis Pops Orchestra Free indoor concert at Nicollet Island Pavilion with complimentary refreshments. The Pavilion is air conditioned; bring a jacket. Lunch on your own at Kieran’s Irish Pub downtown. Approximate time: 8:30 a.m-2:00 p.m. 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. For destinations listed below, register with New Hope Recreation at 763-531-5151. No refunds will be given after the deadline date. A cancellation fee of $5 will be applied. May 23 - U of M… Here We Come! Put on your walking shoes as we get a behind the scenes look at TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus! From the President's Suite to the largest locker room in sports, you will get to see the Golden Gopher Football programs new home! We will have a 1 hour/1 mile guided tour of the new stadium that is walker & wheelchair accessible. Enjoy lunch on your own at the Beacon Public House. Fee: $5.00 includes guided stadium tour. Lunch cost and purchases at Goldy’s Team Store are on your own. Approximate time: 9:40 a.m.-2:50 p.m. Registration deadline is May 8. June 7 - Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Join us for an afternoon at the beautiful Arboretum in Chaska. Featuring 1,137 acres of public gardens and over 5,000 plant species, the Arboretum has become one of the premier horticultural field laboratories and public display areas in the country. The stunning display of Minnesota’s natural environment provides a kinetic wellspring of education, research, inspiration, and relaxation. Upon arrival, we’ll enjoy a narrated tram tour along the scenic 3 mile loop. After the tour, we’ll have time for lunch at the Oswald Visitor Center Restaurant and time to explore on your own. Fee: $16.00 includes admission, a tram seat and a 10% gift store coupon. Lunch cost and any purchases are on your own. Approximate time: 10:35 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Registration deadline is May 29. August 14 - Historic Eidem Homestead & Farmers Market Eidem Homestead, Brooklyn Park’s Historical Farm, is a ten - acre living history farm, restored to the period 1890-1910. Homesteaded over a century ago, the farm was owned by the Eidem family for 82 years. Today, the farm is like a time machine, transporting you back to the turn of the twentieth century. Tour the beautifully restored Victorian home, visit the barn, outbuildings and farm animals. After the tour, spend time picking up fresh produce, baked goods and flowers at the farmers market. First stop is Girvan Grille at Edinburgh USA where you can enjoy lunch overlooking the beautiful golf course; lunch cost on your own. Fee: $8.00 includes guided historic farm tour. Lunch cost and any purchases at the farmers market on your own (bring cash). Approximate time 11:30 a.m.- 4:45 p.m. Registration deadline is August 7. RIDES FOR SPECIAL DESTINATIONS Round trip fare is 2 pass card punches or $8 cash in addition to any trip fees described to the right. To register for Five Cities Transportation, call 763-531-1259. Rides offered with available seating. 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. 30 BOOMERS & BEYOND LEISURE TIME DROP-IN If you enjoy playing cards, join us Wednesdays from 10:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 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 the 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. 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, please call Earl at 612-280-8288 or Kelly at 763-569-3405. BROOKLYN CENTER FRIENDSHIP QUILTERS Join others who love quilting! This friendly drop-in group meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month September through May from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Spring dates: April 17, May 1 and 15. No dues; bring your lunch and a beverage and your quilting project. For more information and summer meeting locations, call Joanne at 763-561-1219. BROOKLYN CENTER WOMEN’S CLUB The club promotes social, cultural and civic activities for women ages 21 and older. Annual dues $12. Monthly meetings, held the second Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m., are informative with entertaining programs. Sponsored by the Community Activities, Recreation & Services Department. Join Us! 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. 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! 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 required. Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Now - May 28 BC Youth Recreation Center, 6500 Humboldt Ave N (next to BCHS). Fee: $2.00 each week at the door. Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - June 4-August 27 West Palmer Lake Park, 7110 W Palmer Lake Dr Weekly volunteer hosts needed. To volunteer or program questions, call Kelly at 763 -569-3405. If you have questions about the Boomers & Beyond programs, call Kelly at 763-569-3405. DONUT MAKE YOU WONDER? Join us for an interesting informative program, 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. May 15 - Who Gets 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. Wednesday, May 29 Community Center “Think Healthy, Eat Healthy, Act Healthy… Be Healthy!” Save The Date… A full day of free activities will be planned! From fitness classes to screenings and outdoor walking to speakers on health & wellness. More information available May 1! NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH & FITNESS DAY 20th Annual 31 TENNIS LESSONS - KIDS Grades 3-6. Learn forehand, backhand, serving, court rules, etiquette and scoring. Bring a racquet; balls furnished. Classes meet twice a week for 2½ weeks. Registration Fee $25.00/5 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Day Begins Time Location Activity # M&W June 10 10:30 a.m. West Palmer Park 15382 M&W July 8 10:30 a.m. West Palmer Park 15383 TENNIS LESSONS - TEEN Grades 7-12. Learn basic ground strokes, serves and volley techniques. Bring a racquet; balls furnished. Classes meet twice a week for 2½ weeks. Registration Fee $25.00/5 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Day Begins Time Location Activity # M&W June 10 11:45 a.m. West Palmer Park 15384 M&W July 8 11:45 a.m. West Palmer Park 15385 TENNIS LEAGUE - TEEN Ages 12-18. Must have previous tennis experience and be able to sustain a rally with forehand & backhand, return serves, be somewhat consistent on volleys and able to keep score. You are responsible for transportation to practices and matches in New Hope. Register by June 1, space permitting. 8 to 12 players required to form team. Registration Fee $53.00 for league play and t-shirt. Days Begins Time Location Activity # M,T,W June 10 1-2:30 p.m. New Hope 15386 TENNIS LEAGUES - ADULT Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, Robbinsdale adult tennis leagues for intermediate & advanced players. League tentatively starts the week of June 10. Once a week for 7-10 weeks. Fee $24.00/person. Registration deadline May 17. Day League Time Activity # Tues. Women’s Singles 6:00 p.m. 15387 Thurs. Men’s Singles 6:00 p.m. 15388 31st Annual Men’s Major NIT DUDLEY/BUDWEISER CLASSIC Softball Tournament Sponsored By EASTON June 21, 22, & 23 Centennial Park Watch state softball teams compete against national powers for a berth in the USSSA World Series. Admission: $3.00/day! For information, call 763-569-3400. 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 May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11 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. 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 May 1 Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 5 Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 10 Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. August 7 Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. September 4 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 Oct. 1 & 2 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. Thanks to 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. TENNIS 32 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. Celebrating 25 Years 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 hot dog 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 $20.00, includes golf, meal and chance to win prizes. Tee times 9:00 a.m.-Noon and 4-7:00 p.m. Pre-registration at Centerbrook is required. 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 hot dog 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). SUNDAY FAMILY GOLF SPECIAL 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). NEW! FIRST TEE PROGRAM Ages 6-17. The game of golf provides a platform to encourage core values and healthy choices. The First Tee Life Skills experience is one of the unique features that differentiates it from other junior golf programs. The program helps youth develop character by focusing on Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. Day: Wednesdays Dates: June 19-July 31. (No golf on July 3.) Time: 1-3:00 p.m. Fee: $90.00/6 Sessions includes golf instruction, core value training & golf. Financial assistance available for qualifying resident youth; see page 15. NEW! GOLF LITTLE LEAGUE Grades 1-6. This unique league is similar to the baseball Little League format in which teams are made up of five golfers and a volunteer coach. Volunteer coaches are needed; training provided. (For more information, call Steve Makowske at 763- 549-3750.) Parents are welcome to walk the course and watch their child play. Day: Monday evenings Dates: June 17-July 29. (No golf July 1.) Time: 7:00 p.m. Fee: $40.00/6 Sessions - Grades 1-2 play 1 hole per week. $50.00/6 Sessions - Grades 3-4 play 2 holes per week. $60.00/6 Sessions - Grades 5-6 play 3 holes per week. EVENTS & OUTINGS Contact Steve Makowske, Golf Course Superintendent to personally plan any size event. 763-549-3750. 25th ANNIVERSARY EVENTS June 8 & 9 - BIG CUP Have you ever wondered what it’s like to see the hole the way the golf pros do? Tired of missing putts? For this fun event, all putting cups will be cut the size of dinner plates. July 20 & 21 - SCRAMBLE Each player tees off on each hole. The best of the shots is selected and all players play their second shots from that spot, and so on until the ball is holed. August 17 & 18 - 3 CLUB MONTE Pick just 3 clubs to use during your round. One of your 3 clubs may include a putter. Choice of clubs cannot be changed during the round - once chosen, they are the only clubs you can use during the round. Event Cost $1.00/Hole/Golfer. Enjoy special prices on clubhouse food and merchandise. Chance to win prizes. Tee times - 9:00 a.m.-Noon. MONTHLY GOLF SPECIALS GOLF COURSE 5500 N Lilac Dr 763-549-3750 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org/centerbrook Golf Course Superintendent, Steve Makowske JOIN CENTERBROOK E-GOLFER LIST On our website, cityofbrooklyncenter.org/centerbrook, fill out and submit your email address on the form. You will be added to the E-Golfer List and receive our online newsletter, league and lesson program information, special events/clinics notifications, weather cancellations and more. Register for the First Tee Program and Golf Little League at Centerbrook Clubhouse. NEW! 33 SPECIAL INTEREST EARLE BROWN DAYS FESTIVAL Craft & Business Expo Exhibitors Sat., June 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Centennial Park. Fee: $45/space. Parade Units - Call for Entry Form Thurs., June 27, 6:30 p.m. - 63rd & France to 63rd & Quail. www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org/earlebrowndays or call 763-569-3400. 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; Jill Dalton; Gail Ebert; Roger Peterson; John Russell; Tom Shinnick; Dan Starling; Jerome Witalka. 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. 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 a great place to host a family reunion, graduation, wedding reception, anniversary party or business meeting. Maximum of 190 persons with banquet style seating and 250 for lecture style. Philip Q. Cohen Community Room 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. Minimum age 15. Shirts & tennis shoes required. See page 35. 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 ENTERTAINMENT IN THE PARK Centennial Park Tuesday, July 9, 7:00 p.m. Reuben Ristrom Band* Dixieland Jazz Tuesday, July 16, 7:00 p.m. Brooklyn Community Band* Since 1962, they have been entertaining audiences with the finest band music. Tuesday, July 23, 7:00 p.m. Brooklyn Center Puppet Playhouse Spiderman & Little Red Riding Hood. FREE! Bring a lawn chair or blanket. *In case of inclement weather, band will perform in the Community Center. ADAPTIVE RECREATION The adaptive recreation program is a cooperative effort of the cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Plymouth and Maple Grove. REACH for Resources is an agency which serves individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Services include adaptive recreation, independent living support and counseling. REACH provides inclusion support facilitators for children with disabilities who would like to participate in their city recreation programs. Registration for these programs is done through your recreation department. After registering, contact Reach for Resources to discuss the needs/accommodations. For information, program listings and registration procedures, call Danielle or Beth at 952-988-4177 or go to www.reachforresources.org. A minimum of two weeks notice is required for a successful inclusion. 34 PARKS Picnic Shelters can be reserved for groups, business picnics and private functions. Alcohol is not permitted in the 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 seven days noticed required. Non-refundable payment required when making reservation. Visit the website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org for information or a list of park locations & amenities. 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 Available after July 1 $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 BROOKLYN CENTER PARKS The City has 522 acres of parks and nature areas. Combined with a 20-mile trail system, residents can walk or bicycle almost anywhere in minutes. For a parks, school & trail map or a listing of parks with addresses & amenities. visit the website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. Select Parks and Recreation located under search tab and Parks & Trails. ADOPT-A-PARK/TRAIL/STREET Call 763-585-7100 for more information or to volunteer. This program plays an important role in helping maintain City parks, trails, public grounds and streets. Established in 1992, it is supported by several groups and individuals. The volunteer groups and individuals represent a cross-section of the community, including businesses, organizations, schools, scouts, churches and neighborhood groups. The organizations are recognized by signs at their adopted facilities. With the help of this program, our parks, trails and streets are cleaner and more inviting. VOLUNTEERS are PARTNERS in COMMUNITY  Container planting at City Hall & Community Center - late spring, one day. Time scheduled with volunteer for approximately 2 -4 hours. Ongoing summer care optional.  Adopt a Garden at the Community Center - ongoing maintenance late spring, summer and fall. Volunteers set their own schedule. If you are interested in learning more about these volunteer opportunities, please call 763-569-3405. 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 & Vending Machines — Candy, beverage & snack items. 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 $7.00 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. 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 Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day — Thursday, July 4 - 4th of July Holiday — Monday, September 2 - Labor Day SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Pool Adults Only 8:00-8:50 am & Noon-1:00 pm Pool Adults Only 8:00-8:50 am & Noon-1:00 pm Pool Adults Only 8:00-8:50 am & Noon-1:00 pm Pool Adults Only 8:00-8:50 am & Noon-1:00 pm Pool Adults Only 8:00-8:50 am & Noon-1:00 pm Pool Adults Only 8:00-8:50 am & 11:30 am-1:00 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 Pool All Ages 1-8:00 pm Pool All Ages 1-8:00 pm Wading Pool 1-5:00 pm Wading Pool 1-8:00 pm Wading Pool 1-5:00 pm Wading Pool 1-8:00 pm Wading Pool 1-8:00 pm Wading Pool 1-8:00 pm Wading Pool 1-8:00 pm Lap Swim 8-9:00 pm Lap Swim 8-9:00 pm Lap Swim 8-9:00 pm Lap Swim 11:30 am-1:00 pm Water Slide 1-5:00 pm Water Slide 1-5:00 pm Water Slide 1-5:00 pm Water Slide 1-8:00 pm Water Slide 1-8:00 pm Water Slide 1-8:00 pm Water Slide 1-8:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 1-5:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:00 am-9:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:00 am-9:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:00 am-9:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:00 am-9:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:00 am-9:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:00 am-9:00 pm POOL, WATER SLIDE, EXERCISE ROOM & SAUNA HOURS - June 10-September 1 (Hours subject to change.) COMMUNITY CENTER 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 36 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center MN 55430 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID TWIN CITIES MN PERMIT NO. 2170 31st Annual Thursday, June 27  Parade, 6:30 p.m. - 63rd Ave from France Ave to Quail Ave Friday, June 28 Golf Tournament - 9:00 a.m.-Noon & 4-7:00 p.m. (Fee $20/person) - Centerbrook Golf Course - 5500 N Lilac Dr  Dunkin’s Jamboree - 12:30-2:00 p.m. - Centennial Park Saturday, June 29 Centennial Park - 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway  Craft & Business Expo - 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Kids’ Crafts (ages 3-12) - 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Kids’ Fishing Contest (ages 3-12) - 10:00-11:45 a.m.  Petting Zoo - 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  Fire Truck - 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  Face Painting - 12:00-2:00 p.m.  Puppet Show - 12:30-1:00 p.m.  Family Fun & Games - 2:00 p.m.  Honor Our Veterans Program - 7:30 p.m.  Capri Big Band - 8:00-10:00 p.m.  Fireworks - 10:00 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Most events FREE! 763-569-3400 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org/earlebrowndays SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Subject to change Brooklyn Center EARLE BROWN DAYS FESTIVAL JUNE 27-29, 2013