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2013 Edition 184 Fall www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | CITY OFCITY OFCITY OF BROOKLYN CENTER A GREAT PLACE TO START, A GREAT PLACE TO STAY www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org Fall 2013 Edition 184 News for the communityNews for the 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. Inside this issue 3 City Council Modifies City Goals and Values Goal Accomplishments Lead to Updated Priorities 8 City Briefs Business News Community News, Alliance for Youth Celebrate Ethnicity, Cultural Services Unit Random Acts of Kindness, Bus Safety Public Safety Updates Open House Events Firefighters Wanted, Propane Disposal Special Materials Drop- Off, Critter Corner Volunteer Thank You Fix-Up Fund Recreation Brochure 10 For the past six years, the City has prioritized its operations to align with established City goals. As a result, many accomplishments have been achieved in enhancing community quality of life. This year, the City Council and staff revised the goals to better reflect the current and future community needs and expectations. The City Council adopted the Strategic Priorities that are summarized below. In addition, key performance indicators will be updated to ensure city operations stay focused on keeping Brooklyn Center a great place to start and a great place to stay. Civic Engagement—In order to clearly understand and effectively respond to community needs, the City will consistently seek the input from a broad range of stakeholders from the general public, non-profit and for-profit sectors. Efforts to engage the community will be transparent and responsive. Our engagement efforts will be deliberately inclusive and culturally sensitive. Focused Redevelopment—Redevelopment and renewal of commercial, industrial and residential property is essential to the health and vitality of the city. The City will lead efforts to maintain and increase the value of private properties and will make the necessary supporting infrastructure investments. We will encourage entrepreneurial investment and make strategic public investments to create jobs and grow the City’s tax base. Community Image—Our ability to attract and retain citizens and businesses is directly influenced by the perception of the City. We will take specific actions to assure that Brooklyn Center is recognized as a high quality, attractive and safe community. We will accomplish this by providing exceptional customer experience, vibrant neighborhoods and a sense of community thereby attracting private investment. Continued page 7... 13 7 6 5 4 2 11 12 Our goals keep us focused on continued improvement, not only as a community but as an organization. They inspire us to achieve even higher levels of success. City Manager Curt Boganey (Picture: City Council and Commissioners meet to discuss progress on City projects and activities) 9 2 | Brooklyn Center Fall 2013 City Watch Brooklyn Center continues to move forward with development, construction, and various city projects. City Briefs provides short updates about current city activities. For more information, please visit the City website or call City Hall. Shingle Creek Crossing Development Construction inside the Shingle Creek Crossing Planned Unit Development site continues, with four new multi-tenant retail and restaurant service buildings in different development stages. 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 applied for building plan review for a tenant space. 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 in the final phases of construction and scheduled to open in August 2013. Panda Express was approved by the City Council in July to build a new restaurant space. A building permit for the new building is currently in plan review. The restaurant anticipates to open in late 2013. The Planning Commission approved a plan by Gatlin Development to demolish the former food court building (does not include Sears) at Shingle Creek Crossing and replace it with new retail space. Council consideration of the new site plan is pending. Other Business News A tap room license was approved by the City Council for Surly Brewing to serve beer at their brewing facility located at 4811 Dusharme Dr. The taproom opened to the public on June 21. An application for a new Luther Volkswagen dealership at 6801 Brooklyn Boulevard is currently under review by the Planning Commission. The proposed development includes a new 32,100 sq. ft. facility. The project is schedule for City Council review on July 22, 2013. Candlewood Suites hotel announced plans to build an 81 room, 4-story extended stay hotel at 6250 Earle Brown Drive. This application was approved for preliminary review by the City Council on July 8, 2013. Restaurant Depot applied for a permit for a tenant build-out at 5925 Earle Brown Dr. It is a wholesale cash and carry foodservice supplier. More Updates The City of Brooklyn Center was awarded the silver Wellness by Design Award from Hennepin County for excellence in promoting worksite wellness. The award recognizes “employers who make employee health a priority through creative and effective wellness policies and programs”. Employee wellness programs help minimize the rising costs of health insurance. The Central Garage has received the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) “Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition”. The Blue Seal award recognizes that our staff of mechanics - Reggie Smart, John McCormack, Bill Halvorson, and Steve Boos – has met, or in Brooklyn Center’s case, exceeded the number of ASE vehicle maintenance/repair certifications required to qualify for Blue Seal Recognition. Congratulations for their commitment to training and quality service! Centerbrook Golf Course is 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. Rendering of Proposed Panda Express www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 3 Yet Another Apartment Complex Gets Remodeled Welcome Granite City Apartments Just one year after Granite Peaks Apartments (former Brookhaven) was purchased and renovated, Soderberg Apartment Specialists purchased Garden City Courts on December 24, 2012 determined to undertake another major apartment renovation in Brooklyn Center. Now called Granite City Apartments, the 72 living units underwent a $1 Million remodel that included granite counters in the kitchen, wood laminate floors, beautiful Maple/Cherry cabinets, a fresh surface on every wall, decorative grid windows, and intercom secure entrances. Improvements are also planned to be completed this summer for the exterior grounds including parking lot improvements, new brushed nickel signage, secured entrances, upgraded landscaping and irrigation system, and resident barbeque areas. Both properties are managed by Chris Kohler, President of Skyline Real Estate Services, and are conveniently located off of Brooklyn Boulevard and 65th Avenue, which allows hands-on care. The complex was fully occupied so the renovation took longer than originally expected. The rental rates increased to accommodate the upgraded living spaces. While many of the previous tenants remained after the renovations, the remaining units were quickly rented. All tenants were required to meet high renter qualifications. According to Mr. Kohler, “The residents who remained and the new residents love the location and modern living spaces, especially the gorgeous kitchens. It’s the curb appeal that makes a difference, we try to provide that perfect condition so we attract that perfect client.” For more information about Granite City Apartments, please visit their website at ww.granitecityliving.com or call (888) 474-4506. The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal named the France Avenue Business Park Building IV development, 4001 Lakebreeze Ave in Brooklyn Center, the Best Industrial and Warehouse Redevelopment in the Twin Cities metro area in 2013. The 90,000 sq. ft. industrial space is the fourth building in a complex developed by Real Estate Recycling. The building was constructed on a former health club site containing substantial environmental pollution that was remediated during the construction process. The project was completed in December 2012 and is valued at $12 Million. Current tenants include Omnicare Inc., a pharmaceutical company, and Medafor Inc., a medical-device company. Brooklyn Center Development Project Named Best Industrial and Warehouse Redevelopment—France Ave Business Park Building IV France Avenue Business Park IV 4001 Lakebreeze Avenue 4 | Brooklyn Center Fall 2013 City Watch Residents Want Higher Standards for Properties Options to Enhance Neighborhood Standards Under Review In December 2012, residents participated in a community survey. A highlight of the survey was provided in the Summer 2013 edition of the City Watch. The survey revealed residents are positive about Brooklyn Center and its amenities. However, one-third of residents indicated that Brooklyn Center can boost the local image and quality of life by further addressing housing maintenance and neighborhood issues. The City Council and staff are reviewing ordinances to address these concerns. Significant discussion and public feedback (property code survey in a previous newsletter and review by the Housing Commission), has been sought. A key factor in developing higher neighborhood standards is how to keep neighborhood values and livability high, while taking into consideration the individual characteristics and use of residential properties. In the meantime, residents are asked to keep their properties maintained in good condition, clean and in compliance with current property codes. It will foster good relations with neighbors; help attract responsible homebuyers; and avoid the cost and time of citations, court appearances, and city-facilitated corrections. Messy yards. Items such as garbage, rubbish, junk, old furniture, appliances, auto parts, machinery and other equipment may not be stored outside. Tall grass and weeds. Grass and weeds must be kept mowed to a height of 8 inches or less, generally requiring weekly mowing and trimming of landscaping. Vehicle parking/junk cars. Unlicensed or inoperable vehicles may not be stored outside unless at a lawful business. A high number of vehicles can also decrease property values. Do your part to make your neighborhood a beautiful, healthful, and crime-free place to live! Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth Building Connections for Youth The Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth is a new organization operating in Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park that builds connections among agencies that serve youth. The Alliance strives to assure the success of all youth by challenging the conditions that diminish their hope, assuring youth are connected to a trusted adult who is vested in their healthy development as measured by educational success, and assuring youth master essential skills. The Alliance was created through a joint powers agreement between the cities of Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park; the school districts of Osseo, Brooklyn Center, Anoka-Hennepin and Robbinsdale; Hennepin County; Hennepin Technical College; and North Hennepin Community College. The Alliance offices are located at the EBHC. In late May the Alliance engaged in a door-knocking campaign called Brooklyns Summer Connect. Equipped with door hangers detailing information about local free and low-cost youth programs, volunteers visited their neighbors to spread the word about the importance of getting kids involved in constructive activities during the summer months. This year the Summer Connect team of 13 youth and adult volunteers distributed 363 door hangers and collected feedback from parents about youth programs. According to Alliance Executive Director Rebecca Gilgen, “Next year we’d like to recruit even more volunteers to reach more parents and caregivers throughout the community.” To be part of this youth connection effort, please contact Kelsey Schuster at kelsey.schuster@brooklynsallianceforyouth.org. For more information visit the City website, Search Brooklyn Bridge. Jolene, a member of Brooklyn Youth Council, helps deliver information to parents about youth programs www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 5 Celebrate Ethnicity Building on Our Strengths September is Hispanic Heritage Month Nearly 9.6% of Brooklyn Center’s population reported as Hispanic or Latino in Census 2010. In 1968 the first National Hispanic Heritage Week was proclaimed by President Lyndon Johnson recognizing the contributions of the many and diverse cultures within the Hispanic community. The observance was expanded in 1988 to a month-long celebration from September 15 until October 15. German-American Day is October 6 Celebrate and recognize the contributions of our citizens of German descent to the liberty and prosperity of our Nation. We have embraced a vast array of positive German traditions, systems and influences. November is National American Indian Heritage Month During the month of November, we celebrate the rich cultural traditions and proud ancestry of American Indians and Alaska Natives. We recognize the vital contributions these groups have made to the strength and diversity of our society. 0.8% of Brooklyn Center’s population reported being American Indian and Alaska Native in the 2010 Census. If you experience a sewer backup, call the City Public Utilities Division immediately to determine if the blockage is in the City sewer line or your private sewer line. This service is provided at no charge. For more information, call public utilities at (763) 569-3390, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm. After hours, weekends, and holidays - call police (911) and public utility personnel will be contacted. If Your Sewer Backs-Up... Call the City First! In an effort to be more responsive to emergencies and more culturally aware while doing so, the City of Brooklyn Center Police and Fire Departments, in collaboration with Hennepin County, the Medical Reserve Corps, and ECHO introduces the Cultural Services Unit (CSU). The CSU is focused on improving connections with municipal first response departments and trusted local community leaders, with an emphasis on immigrant population centers where emergency alerts and advisories can be challenging. CSU goals are to encourage and support members of the community in preparing for emergencies, help residents respond to instructions during an emergency, and assist community members in finding resources needed to survive and recover from an emergency. Currently, the Brooklyn Center CSU consists of fourteen members who will help train community members, interpret/translate, and be a point of contact facilitator. CSU members received training on several topics related to disaster response and recovery, community engagement, and cultural awareness. For more information about the unit or to learn how to become a volunteer, please contact Community Liaison Monique Drier at (763) 503-3265 or mdrier@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us. Brooklyn Center Cultural Services Unit Helping People in Emergencies Members of the first Cultural Services Unit ready to help prepare and respond to emergencies 6 | Brooklyn Center Fall 2013 City Watch School Bus Safety Reminders School Starts Soon Do you know someone whose compassionate deed has made Brooklyn Center a great place to live and work? The City Council wants to hear these stories. To nominate someone who has performed an act of kindness in the past year, you may send a card or letter, drawings or photographs of people performing kind acts, or use the City's nomination form which can be found and submitted online at the City website, www.cityofbrooklyncenter. org. Search Kindness. Please submit your Random Acts of Kindness nominations by September 27, 2013 to the City Clerk at City Hall. The City Council will recognize Random Acts of Kindness nominees at an October meeting and present each recipient with a certificate acknowledging their kind act. Good Deeds Get Recognized! Random Acts of Kindness Nominations Now Accepted  Stop for school buses with the stop arms activated.  Both directions of travel MUST stop for a school bus stop.  It is a Gross Misdemeanor to violate the Stop Arm law.  School buses with flashing amber or red lights should be treated with caution.  Flashing lights of the school bus indicate the bus is stopped or stopping. Children may be present in the immediate area.  Please follow the speed limits set for the roadway.  School patrols with stop flags are to be treated the same as a stop sign.  Be patient when approaching a group of children crossing the roadway.  Know the times of arrival and departure of the school bus.  Make sure your child knows where to go after the bus drops them off– I.e. daycare, home, grandma’s  Review home safety with your child—regardless the age.  Have your child memorize an emergency phone number.  Always walk to the bus stop. Never run.  Respect the “Danger Zone” that surrounds the bus.  Always cross the street in front of the bus.  NEVER go behind the bus.  If you drop something near the bus, tell the bus driver before attempting to pick it up so that they know where you are.  Remain seated until the bus stops completely and obey the bus driver.  Always wait for the school patrol to stop traffic before crossing the street.  Always walk across the street. DO NOT RUN.  Remember to look both ways before crossing any street. Motorists Parents School Children (Adults should discuss safety tips with school children) According to the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association, school bus transportation is safe. When accidents do occur, they are often when children are entering or exiting the bus. To prevent accidents and injuries this school season, remember these safety tips. www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 7 Officer Kris Knodle is starting his three- year term as the City’s new Juvenile Officer, replacing Officer Colleen Fricke. During Officer Fricke’s tenure as a Juvenile Officer, many youth programs were implemented including open gym and a juvenile diversion program. These outreach efforts have helped decrease juvenile crime and truancy by providing constructive activities for youth, as well as accountability. Officer Knodle is excited to be the new face in this position. He has learned the importance of active engagement as a Patrol Officer and from his early days as a Community Service Officer. Officer Knodle is already planning ways to engage youth in the city and is working with existing community partnerships and other department employees . If you have a youth related question, please contact Officer Knodle at (763) 503-3211. Introducing New Juvenile Officer Kris Knodle Bringing Active Engagement A Message From Dogwatch Patrol Community Involvement Produces Success Many city police departments have different patrol shifts in order to provide 24-hour public service. The shift that occurs at night, while most people are sleeping, is often referred to as the Dogwatch. Night- time is also the time that burglaries, automobile thefts, thefts from automobiles, and juveniles issues may increase. While patrol officers respond to requests for assistance such as medical situations or assist other departments with nuisance concerns, they also work diligently to prevent property crimes. Through the collaboration of residents and business operators, we continue to see success in our crime prevention efforts. We would like to remind the community that you are important eyes and ears of Brooklyn Center. You are the experts of your neighborhoods. Public calls or tips have helped us prevent or solve criminal activity. Please call 911 to report any suspicious activities… no matter how minor you feel it is. In Brooklyn Center, 911 is also the non-emergency number to request Police Officer assistance. We welcome and appreciate your feedback and assistance in keeping our community safe and pleasant. Other ways to prevent property crime—keep your doors and windows locked, don’t store valuables visible in your vehicle (computers, phones, money, GPS, etc.), use motion lights/lights at night, and be active in the Neighborhood Watch program. Visit the City website or call the Police Department for more information. Have a safe year! Article Contribution by Patrol Shift: Sgt. Flesland and Officers Whittenburg, Moua, Turner, Deering, Salvosa, and Soliday New Juvenile Officer Kris Knodle City Goals and Priorities continued... Financial Stability—We will maintain a positive financial position with a long-term perspective by diversifying revenue sources, aligning fees to adequately reflect service costs, stabilizing property taxes while reducing the City’s reliance on State Shared Revenues, and ensuring that revenues are adequate to fund services and infrastructure needs. Vibrant Neighborhoods—Neighborhoods will be attractive and safe, inclusive of a diverse housing stock with owner occupied and quality rental properties. Citizens will feel connected to each other and the natural environment will be protected and preserved for the enjoyment of future generations. 8 | Brooklyn Center Fall 2013 City Watch Open House The Brooklyn Center Fire Department is teaming up with the Firefighter’s Relief Association and H.O.M.E. to provide a free smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm to each household with a resident 60 years of age or older, and one smoke alarm to each household with residents under 60 years of age. As part of the program, a firefighter will visit with you at your home and determine your alarm needs. To schedule a visit, please call the Fire Education Division at (763) 549-3639 or go online at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org and Search Fire Education to fill out a request form. Please leave a daytime and evening phone number so that the Public Fire Safety Education Officer can return your call. Attend the Brooklyn Center Fire Department open house and join the fun. There will be plenty of activities including:  Bouncy jump house for kids  North Memorial Helicopter  Hennepin County Sheriff K-9  Fire safety presentation about kitchen fires  Free fire truck rides with a donation of a non-perishable food item  Free refreshments and more! This is a great opportunity to meet City staff and local officials, learn more about local government, and mingle with your friends and neighbors. All residents are invited! Free Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms for Seniors CITY OF BROOKLYN CENTER POLICE DEPARTMENT The original building was used as the administrative offices from the forties to 1960 and was located at 65th and Lyndale; housing the police department (established in 1953) and municipal liquor store. The current location was built in 2000 and employs 68 individuals (sworn and civilian). Please join us at our Open House EventOpen House EventOpen House Event Saturday, September 14, 2013 11:00 am — 3:00 pm 6645 Humboldt Ave. N., Brooklyn Center www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org Celebrating 60 YearsCelebrating 60 YearsCelebrating 60 Years 195319531953 201320132013 F i r e D e p t . B o u n c y H o u s e & T r u c k D i s p l a y Fun with the Saturday, September 28, 2013 10 am—2 pm FIRE DEPARTMENT www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 9 The best and safest way to manage old propane cylinders and canisters is to recycle them. Some household hazardous waste collection programs will accept a limited variety of propane cylinders and canisters for recycling. Propane cylinders and canisters must be completely empty before recycling. If it isn't empty, connect the cylinder or canister to a propane-burning device such as your campstove or BBQ grill to burn off the residual propane. The following are some additional tips for safe handling and disposal of propane tanks.  Never put a propane cylinder or canister into a dumpster or other disposal container.  Avoid cutting the cylinder with a torch or cutting wheel. The cylinder may still contain propane and is a potential fire and explosion hazard.  Some local propane distributors and retailers accept old propane cylinders as a service to their customers. Some propane exchange companies will replace your old cylinder with a new one with an upgrade fee. Call these companies directly to check services and costs.  Propane cylinders and many campstove canisters are made of metal that can be recycled as scrap metal. Find local scrap metal dealers in the phone directory under listings for scrap metal processing. Call ahead to confirm they accept propane cylinders or canisters. For more information, visit the online A-Z Recycling and Materials Management Guide at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org, Search Recycling or call the HRG Recycling Coordinator at (763) 493-8006. Recycle Your Cylinders Propane Cylinder Safety & Recycling Tips Odd-Even sprinkling restrictions are in effect May 1– September 30 for City water supplies. Private wells are excluded. For more information, visit www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org or call Utility Billing at (763) 569-3390. Water Restrictions Remain in Effect Be a Local Hero! Fire Fighter Positions Now Open If you think you have what it takes, you are available during daytime hours, and would like a highly rewarding career as a member of the Brooklyn Center Fire Department, apply now. Applications are being accepted for Firefighter Reserve positions with the City of Brooklyn Center. The City is currently hiring additional Firefighters who are primarily available during daytime hours. Candidates must be dedicated, unselfish, hard- working, efficient, and willing to work long hours. Firefighters must also be in good health and are required to have a physical and drug screening before being hired. The Fire Department is comprised of dedicated volunteer firefighters that have other jobs aside from the Fire Department. As a Firefighter you are responsible for training one night a week as well as responding to calls during your assigned response times. Additionally, Firefighters are scheduled to work duty crew shifts during which you stay at the station on average of three times a month. For more information or to apply online, visit the City website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org, Search firefighter or go to the Employment Tab on the homepage. If you have questions about the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at (763) 569-3307 or at City Hall, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. 10 | Brooklyn Center Fall 2013 City Watch T he Urban Deer 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. Deer are often spotted in our neighborhoods and natural areas. In 2003 the City Council adopted a deer management plan to create an acceptable environmental balance that will facilitate the peaceful co-existence of citizens and wildlife. This means that the local deer population is monitored and occasionally harvested to prevent deer over-population. Under City ordinance, it is a misdemeanor to intentionally feed deer or provide a deer lick. Some people feed deer or provide salt because they enjoy seeing the deer in their yards or are concerned the animals do not have enough to eat. However, this artificial feeding is harmful to deer because it discourages natural food foraging. It also lures deer from their natural habitats into areas where the deer are a safety problem, both to the public and themselves. In addition to periodic vehicle accidents, deer carry ticks that can transmit disease. Deer photo courtesy of MN DNR Critter Corner— Living with Wildlife Did you know? When alarmed, whitetail deer fan their ears and wave their tails, which act like a white flag to warn other deer that danger is nearby. Help prevent localized flooding and keep our lakes healthy by keeping leaves off the streets this fall. Runoff from rain carries leaves and other yard waste located in the street through the City’s drainage system to local lakes, streams and rivers. Once there, leaves promote algae growth, causing water to look green and emit a strong odor. If leaves collect inside the drainage system, flooding can occur. The debris accumulates in ditches, culverts and storm sewers and stops the flow of water causing localized flooding as water backs up behind the obstruction. Yards, roads and houses can be affected or damaged. Please keep leaves out of the street. You can use leaves for mulch to protect garden beds, place them in your compost bin, have your garbage hauler collect them, or drop them off at the Maple Grove Yard Waste Site. Do Your Part to Keep Our Lakes Clean Keep Fall Leaves Off the Streets The annual fall Special Material Drop-Off Day is Saturday, October 12, 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, and 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, October 12, 2013 at 8 am—3 pm Brooklyn Park O&M Facility 8300 Noble Ave N, Brooklyn Park Tip: Many usable household items can be disposed or exchanged for free through an online bulletin board at www.twincitiesfreemarket.org. Fall Special Materials Drop-Off Day Saturday, October 12, 2013 Source: MN DNR online www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 11 Thank you to all volunteers who adopted a park, trail, street, or flower garden in 2013! Adoption is fun, educational and worthwhile. These programs provide your organization, company or family the opportunity to make our parks, trails, and streets even more safe and beautiful than they already are! We receive many compliments about the flower gardens in the parks and many family and special occasion pictures are taken in our parks. Also, thank you to the residents that help take care of the public rain gardens and landscaped areas that beautify the neighborhoods. Thank you to the volunteers who participated in the Great Shingle Creek Watershed Clean-up in Brooklyn Center on May 4. Cleaning the land helps keep the rivers clean too. The City of Brooklyn Center proudly salutes you for making this community a better place to live, work and play in. 35 volunteers collected 64 bags of trash plus removed tires and scrap iron from the creek. In addition, 14 City parks were cleaned. Learning & Growing for Arbor Day 2013 Local Students Memorialize Teacher with Tree Planting The City of Brooklyn Center teamed up with local school Palmer Lake Elementary to plant four trees in celebration of Arbor Day 2013. The sixth grade class planted a tree on school property as a memorial for a sixth grade teacher who suddenly passed away during the school year. The kindergarten class walked over to Palmer Lake West Park to plant three trees. The trees the groups planted this year were Princeton Elms, a hybrid species of an Elm tree that is resistant to Dutch Elm Disease. The students saw a demonstration of City equipment used to maintain trees, including the bucket truck. Steve Lawrence, Streets Department Crew Leader, explained the meaning of Arbor Day, the benefits of trees, and how to care for them. City Forester Bill Vetter, Streets and Parks Supervisor Todd Berg and Tracy Bushinger helped the 200 students plant trees. Each year, the City partners with an elementary school or group of young learners to provide a hands-on outdoor classroom for youth to learn about Arbor Day. The event is a collaborative effort in which the City provides trees, the Sons of the American Legion purchases cookies for students, and the DNR provides seedlings for the children to take home and plant. Volunteers Keep Brooklyn Center Clean and Beautiful Thank You Volunteers! Students listen as City Arborist Steve Lawrence explains Arbor Day Volunteers representing Target 12 | Brooklyn Center Fall 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 The City of Brooklyn Center has partnered with the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency to offer low interest loans to qualified homeowners to help fund home remodeling projects. The Fix- Up Fund Low Interest Loan Program can be used for almost any home improvement project including a new roof, new siding, new windows, a new furnace, a kitchen remodel or even an addition. The Fix-Up Fund offers loans of $2,000 to $50,000, with an interest rate of 3%. To qualify, you must own and live in the home and have an annual household income of less than $94,700. The loan can be used regardless of whether you hire a contractor or you do the work yourself. For more information about home improvement programs, please visit the City website Search Fix- up Fund or call Greater Minnesota Housing Corporation at (612) 588-3033. Make Your Dream Home a Reality Home Improvement Loans Available The Fire Department provides fire safety education and fire truck visits for events in Brooklyn Center. This service is free of charge and the goal is to provide fire safety education to the citizens and residents of Brooklyn Center. To schedule an event, please call the Fire Education Division at (763) 549-3639 or go online at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org and Search Fire Education to fill out a request form. Please leave a daytime and evening phone number so that the Public Fire Safety Education Officer can return your call. Book a Fire Truck Visit! Community Activities, Recreation & Services Department 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center MN 55430 763-569-3400 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org 14 REGISTRATION INFORMATION 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 _____. 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 August 12! 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. 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. 15 LIABILITY POLICIES & REFUND INFORMATION 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 Children ............................... .. 19-20 Teen ..................................... 21 Adult Sports ......................... .. 21 Adult Fitness ........................ .. 22-24 Pottery .................................. 25 Xcel/Target Center Tickets .. 25 Boomers & Beyond .............. .. 26-27 Five Cities Transportation .... .. 28 Community Tripsters ........... .. 29 Adaptive Recreation ............. .. 30 Centerbrook Golf Course ..... 31 Holly Sunday ....................... .. 32 Special Interest ..................... 33 Parks..................................... 34 Community Center Hours/Rates.. 35 Amphitheater Buy A Brick .. Back Page In This Issue  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.  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. 16 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 to survival float, front crawl, diving skills, & elementary backstroke. Scissors & dolphin kicks introduced. Learn fundamentals of treading water. Level 4: Builds on level 3. Breaststroke, butterfly, front crawl, back crawl, backstroke, & safety skills. Learn scissors kick & develop endurance. Must be able to swim 30 meters - front crawl & elementary backstroke. Level 5: Must pass level 4 or swim 50 meters - front crawl, elementary backstroke & demonstrate sidestroke. Refine key strokes, flip turns, 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 a ll strokes. AQUATICS Indicate your child’s swim level when registering. If you have questions about the aquatics activities, swim lessons or what level to place your child, call Kirsten or Natalie at 763-569-3317. All classes held at the Brooklyn Center Community Center. SWIM LESSONS - PRESCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN Weekday Mornings with Extended Swim Minimum age 4. May swim before or after class between 9 a.m. -Noon in wading pool or with paid adult in the shallow end of the pool. Registration Fee $66.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Swim Level Activity # Thurs. Sept. 19 10:10 a.m. 1-2 15482 Thurs. Sept. 19 11:20 a.m. 1-2 15483 Fri. Sept. 20 10:10 a.m. 1-2 15484 Fri. Sept. 20 11:20 a.m. 1-2 15485 SWIM LESSONS - CHILDREN AFTERNOON Ages 4-18. May be tested first day to assure correct swim level. We’ll try to accommodate specific times; there may be changes on the first day due to level enrollment. May swim before or after lessons between 1-5:00 p.m. Registration Fee $66.00/10 Lessons with extended swim. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Swim Level Activity # Mon. Sept. 23 1:30 p.m. 1-3 15486 Mon. Sept. 23 2:05 p.m. 1-3 15487 Mon. Sept. 23 2:40 p.m. 4-6 15488 Mon. Sept. 23 3:15 p.m. 1-3 15489 Mon. Sept. 23 3:50 p.m. 4-6 15490 Tues. Sept. 24 2:05 p.m. 1-3 15491 Tues. Sept. 24 2:40 p.m. 4-6 15492 Tues. Sept. 24 3:15 p.m. 1-3 15493 Tues. Sept. 24 4:00 p.m. 2-4 15494 Tues. Sept. 24 4:35 p.m. 1-3 15495 Fall Session Winter Session Spring Session Monday Sept. 23-Nov. 25 Monday Jan. 13-Mar. 17 Monday Mar. 24-June 2 (No class May 26) Tuesday Sept. 24-Nov. 26 Tuesday Jan. 14-Mar. 18 Tuesday Mar. 25-May 27 Wednesday Sept. 25-Dec. 4 (No class Nov. 27) Wednesday Jan. 15-Mar. 19 Wednesday Mar. 26-May 28 Thursday Sept. 19-Dec. 5 (No class Oct. 31 & Nov. 28) Thursday Jan. 16-Mar. 20 Thursday Mar. 27-May 29 Friday Sept. 20-Nov. 22 Friday Jan. 17-Mar. 21 Friday Mar. 28-May 30 Saturday Sept. 21-Nov. 23 Saturday Jan. 11-Mar. 15 Saturday Mar. 22-May 31 (No class May 24) SWIM LESSONS - CHILDREN Children ages 4 & older. Children may be tested the first day to assure correct swim level. Average ratio 5 students/instructor. Parents do not accompany child in water. Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Swim Level Activity # Tues. Sept. 24 5:10 p.m. 1-5 15462 Tues. Sept. 24 5:45 p.m. 1-5 15463 Tues. Sept. 24 6:20 p.m. 1-6 15464 Tues. Sept. 24 6:55 p.m. 1-6 15465 Tues. Sept. 24 7:30 p.m. 1-5 15466 Thurs. Sept. 19 5:10 p.m. 1-5 15467 Thurs. Sept. 19 5:45 p.m. 1-5 15468 Thurs. Sept. 19 6:20 p.m. 1-5 15469 Thurs. Sept. 19 6:55 p.m. 1-6 15470 Thurs. Sept. 19 7:30 p.m. 1-6 15471 Sat. Sept. 21 9:00 a.m. 1-6 15472 Sat. Sept. 21 9:35 a.m. 1-5 15473 Sat. Sept. 21 10:10 a.m. 1-5 15474 Sat. Sept. 21 10:45 a.m. 1-6 15475 Sat. Sept. 21 11:20 a.m. 1-5 15476 Registration Fee $66.00/10 Lessons with Extended Swim. May swim before or after class between 4:30-8:00 p.m. Wed. Sept. 25 5:00 p.m. 1-4 15477 Wed. Sept. 25 5:35 p.m. 1-4 15478 Wed. Sept. 25 6:10 p.m. 2-6 15479 Wed. Sept. 25 6:45 p.m. 1-4 15480 Registration Fee $74.00/10 Lessons with extended swim May swim before or after class between 4:30-8:00 p.m. Classes 40 min. Wed. Sept. 25 6:45 p.m. 4-6 15481 17 Aquatics continued SWIM LESSONS - TINY TOTS Ages 1-2! Introduce your littlest swimmer to fun in the water? Parent accompanies child in water. Child must wear swim diaper. Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Sept. 24 5:45 p.m. 15496 Thurs. Sept. 19 5:45 p.m. 15497 Thurs. Sept. 19 6:55 p.m. 15498 Sat. Sept. 21 9:00 a.m. 15499 Sat. Sept. 21 10:45 a.m. 15500 SWIM LESSONS - LIL’ TOTS Ages 3-4! Designed for your preschooler’s comfort level & needs! Great start to lessons. Class limit 4/class. Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Sept. 24 5:10 p.m. 15507 Tues. Sept. 24 5:45 p.m. 15508 Tues. Sept. 24 6:20 p.m. 15509 Thurs. Sept. 19 5:45 p.m. 15510 Thurs. Sept. 19 6:20 p.m. 15511 Thurs. Sept. 19 6:55 p.m. 15512 Sat. Sept. 21 9:35 a.m. 15513 Sat. Sept. 21 10:10 a.m. 15514 Sat. Sept. 21 10:45 a.m. 15515 Sat. Sept. 21 11:20 a.m. 15516 Registration Fee $66.00/10 Lessons with extended swim. May swim before or after lesson from 9:00 a.m.-Noon. Tues. Sept. 24 1:30 p.m. 15517 Thurs. Sept. 19 10:45 a.m. 15518 Thurs. Sept. 19 11:55 a.m. 15519 Fri. Sept. 20 9:35 a.m. 15520 COMPETITIVE For those who may be interested in joining a swim team. Stroke analysis and development, speed turns, and basic fitness will be emphasized. Minimum swim ability is level 5. Registration Fee $66.00/10 Lessons with extended swim. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Wed. Sept. 25 7:30 p.m. 15521 SWIM LESSONS - TINY TOTS/PARENT & TOT COMBINATION CLASS Ages 1-3! Parent accompanies child in water. Child must wear swim diaper. Classes 30 min. Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Sept. 24 6:20 p.m. 15501 Tues. Sept. 24 6:55 p.m. 15502 Registration Fee $65.00/10 Lessons with Extended Swim. May swim before or after lesson from 9:00 a.m.-Noon. Thurs. Sept. 19 9:35 a.m. 15503 Fri. Sept. 20 10:45 a.m. 15504 SWIM LESSONS - PARENT AND TOT Ages 2-3! Water adjustment and beginning lessons for children. Parent accompanies child in water. Child must wear swim diaper. Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Thurs. Sept. 19 6:20 p.m. 15505 Sat. Sept. 21 10:10 a.m. 15506 SWIM LESSONS - TEENS Ages 11-18 who want to learn how to swim. Build confidence in the water. The focus is on individual needs. Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Thurs. Sept. 19 6:55 p.m. 15527 Sat. Sept. 21 11:20 a.m. 15528 SWIM LESSONS - ADULT & SENIOR - BEGINNER Ages 16 and up. Have you ever wanted to learn to swim? This is the class to help you gain confidence and basic skills. You will start with gliding and floating and build skills toward strokes. Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Sept. 24 7:30 p.m. 15529 Thurs. Sept. 19 9:00 a.m. 15530 Thurs. Sept. 19 7:30 p.m. 15531 Fri. Sept. 20 9:00 a.m. 15532 Sat. Sept. 21 9:35 a.m. 15533 Sat. Sept. 21 11:20 a.m. 15534 SWIM LESSONS - ADULT & SENIOR - INTERMEDIATE Have you taken lessons before? Want to learn more advanced skills and work on endurance? Focus on stroke development. Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Sept. 24 7:30 p.m. 15535 SWIM LESSONS - ADULT WOMEN ONLY Want to learn to swim, but are nervous to try? This is the class for you! Learn in a fun and relaxed atmosphere with a female instructor. Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Sept. 24 7:30 p.m. 15536 Thurs. Sept. 19 7:30 p.m. 15537 DIVING - SPRINGBOARD 1 Try your first dives from the poolside & board! Explore take - offs, entries, diving positions, and basic body control. Focus is on having fun safely! Prerequisite: Pass Level 2 swimming or test out. Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Sept. 24 7:30 p.m. 15522 Sat. Sept. 21 10:45 a.m. 15524 DIVING - SPRINGBOARD 2 Develop better diving through better technique! Learn a forward approach & back press, higher takeoffs & cleaner entries. Flips and twists introduced! Prerequisite: Front & Back dives from the board. Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Thurs. Sept. 19 7:30 p.m. 15636 Sat. Sept. 21 11:20 a.m. 15525 DIVING - SPRINGBOARD 3 Develop a personal repertoire of dives including forward, back, inward, reverse, & twisting dives, in all positions. Faster twists & rotations, & a focus on scoring! Prerequisite: Pass Diving 2 or test out. Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Thurs Sept. 19 6:55 p.m. 15526 18 Aquatics continued Register online at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. For registration information, see page 14. 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, they are designed to meet the individual needs of you or your child. Missed lessons will not be made up. Deadline to register is two days before class start date. Registration Fee $185.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Sept. 24 5:10 p.m. 15552 (No class Nov. 27) Wed. Sept. 25 5:00 p.m. 15553 Wed. Sept. 25 7:30 p.m. 15554 (No class Oct. 31 &Nov. 28) Thurs. Sept. 19 5:10 p.m. 15555 Thurs. Sept. 19 7:30 p.m. 15556 (No class Nov. 30) Sat. Sept. 21 11:20 a.m. 15557 Sat. Sept. 21 12:00 p.m. 15558 LIFEGUARD TRAINING American Red Cross 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. Attendance at all classes is required. Requirements:  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.  Activity #15637 - Friday, September 20 and 27 from 5:30- 9:30 p.m., Saturday, September 21 and 28 from 1-8:00 p.m. & Sunday, September 22 from 1-8:00 p.m. No refunds after September 12.  Activity #15638 - Wed., October 16 from 5:30-9:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday, October 17, 18 & 19, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. & Sun., October 20 from 1-8:00 p.m. No refunds after October 9.  Activity #15639 - Friday, November 15 and 22 from 5:30- 9:30 p.m., Saturday, November 16 and 23 from 1 -8:00 p.m. & Sunday, November 17 from 1-8:00 p.m. No refunds after November 1. Day Begins Activity # Weekend Class Sept. 20 15637 Wed.-Sun. Oct. 17 15638 Weekend Class Nov. 15 15639 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. Deadline to register is two days before class start date. Registration Fee $103.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Sept. 24 5:10 p.m. 15538 Tues. Sept. 24 6:55 p.m. 15539 Tues. Sept. 24 7:30 p.m. 15540 (No Class Nov. 27) Wed. Sept. 25 6:45 p.m. 15541 (No class Oct. 31 and Nov. 28) Thurs. Sept. 19 5:10 p.m. 15542 Thurs. Sept. 19 7:30 p.m. 15543 Sat. Sept. 21 9:00 a.m. 15544 Sat. Sept. 21 11:20 a.m. 15545 Sat. Sept. 21 12:00 p.m. 15546 Inst. Jean - (No class Nov. 30) Sat. Oct. 5 9:00 a.m. 15547 Sat. Oct. 5 9:35 a.m. 15548 Sat. Oct. 5 10:10 a.m. 15549 Sat. Oct. 5 10:45 a.m. 15550 Sat. Oct. 5 11:20 a.m. 15551 WATER SAFETY AIDE Are you interested in teaching swim lessons? This is the place to start! Ages 12 & up with a level 6 swimming ability. Learn the skills and techniques to aid in the instruction of quality lessons. You will work with experienced instructors during our swim lesson program as an apprentice. All materials are included in the fee. Registration Fee $85.00/10 Lessons. Classes 1 hour. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Sept. 24 5:45 p.m. 15559 Thurs. Sept. 19 6:20 p.m. 15560 Sat. Sept. 21 9:35 a.m. 15561 By arrangement only; Natalie 763-569-3317; Activity #15565. SWIM LESSONS - WINTER WARM-UP Brush up on past skills or learn new material. Levels 1-5. Average ratio 5 students/instructor. Classes meet twice a week for 2 weeks. Registration Fee $35.00/4 Lessons. Classes 45 min. Day Begins Time Activity # M & W Dec. 2 5:30 p.m. 15563 M & W Dec. 2 6:30 p.m. 15564 SWIM LESSON QUESTIONS Call Natalie at 763-569-3317 or email at nulmer@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us 19 CHILDREN TAP & BALLET – Ages 4 - 5 Learn basic tap and ballet steps with fun music. Registration Fee $98.00/24 Sessions. Classes 40 min. Instructor Ingrid. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. Sept. 16 5:00 p.m. CC 15390 Tues. Sept. 17 5:45 p.m. CC 15391 TAP & JAZZ Ages 8-10. Learn fundamental tap steps combined with the creativity of jazz. Registration Fee $98.00/24 Sessions. Classes 40 min. Instructor Ingrid. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Tues. Sept. 17 7:00 p.m. CC 15397 CREATIVE DANCE & JAZZ Using unique movements, this class focuses on the principals of various dance techniques. Rhythm and coordination are taught with age-appropriate choreography & upbeat music Registration Fee $98.00/24 Sessions. Classes 40 min. Instructor Julia. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Ages 10 - 13 Mon. Sept. 16 7:15 p.m. CC 15395 Ages 13 & Up Mon. Sept. 16 8:00 p.m. CC 15396 TAP & BALLET – Ages 6 - 8 Basic tap and ballet steps will be taught with emphasis on learning dance routines. Registration Fee $98.00/24 Sessions. Classes 40 min. Instructor Ingrid. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. Sept. 16 5:45 p.m. CC 15392 Tues. Sept. 17 6:15 p.m. CC 15393 JAZZ Ages 10 & Up. Jazz is a dance form that showcases individual style and originality. It is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork and quick turns. Registration Fee $98.00/24 Sessions. Classes 40 min. Instructor Ingrid. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Tues. Sept. 17 7:45 p.m. CC 15398 ZUMBA® KIDS! This class is designed exclusively for kids (ages 5-9). Zumba® Kids classes are rockin’, high-energy fitness parties packed with special choreographed kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and more! Parents love Zumba® Kids because of the effects it has on kids, increasing focus & self-confidence, boosting metabolism and enhancing coordination. Wear cross training or aerobic style shoes & comfortable clothes. Registration Fee $24.00/6 Sessions. Classes 30 min. Stephanie is a certified Zumba® Kids Instructor. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Sat. Sept. 14 10:10 a.m. CC 15651 (No Class Nov. 16 & Dec. 7) Sat. Nov. 2 10:10 a.m. CC 15652 DANCE PROGRAM  Classes held at the Community Center.  Spectators not permitted in class.  Limited openings in classes listed below.  Recital - Will be held on a Sunday in the spring.  Costume - Fee is in addition to registration fee; due in Nov.  Dance Attire - Special shoes and dance attire are optional.  Registration for dance classes accepted immediately. HOLIDAY COOKIE BAKING Ages 6-12. You can impress even St. Nick when you learn to make delicious cookies in this fun workshop. Eat some and take some home. You will get a recipe booklet so you can make them at home too. Wear old clothes or bring an apron. Registration Fee $10.00/1 Session. Class 2½ hours. Instructor Diane. Day Date Time Location Activity # Sat. Dec. 7 9:30 a.m. CC 15653 HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS Ages 6-12. Have fun while making four festive ornaments. Great to give as gifts or enjoy on your own tree! Wear old clothes; permanent paint used. Registration Fee $8.00/1 Session. Class 2 hours. Day Date Time Location Activity # Sat. Dec. 14 10:00 a.m. CC 15654 NORTH METRO YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION Ages 4-15. This is a joint association between Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Fridley & Columbia Heights. Registration information at www.nmyha.com.  Quality hockey instruction at all levels  Reasonable participation fees  Reduced fee for first year boys and girls ages 4-9 and affordable equipment packages BROOKLYN AREA BASKETBALL Cities of Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park form the Brooklyn Area Basketball, which offers House League for grades 1-12. Emphasizes fun and equal participation. Teams of 7-9 participate in practices, games & tournaments. Season runs November through March. For info about the program, visit www.bpaasports.org. GYMNASTICS PROGRAM Gymnastics classes will not be offered this fall. Program will resume in March. The winter/spring recreation brochure will be available on December 9. 20 Children continued HALLOWEEN PARTY Saturday, October 26 1 - 3 p.m. Community Center Games! Prizes! Candy! Pool/water slide pass! Day Date Time Location Activity # Sat. Oct. 26 1:00 p.m. CC 15655 Walk-ins accepted on space permitting basis. Limit - 200 children. It takes approximately one hour to play all the games. Children are encouraged to wear their costume! Use pool pass on October 26 or save for another day. Parents who wish to swim & use water slide will pay daily admission price. Registration fee $5.00/child. Pre-registration by Oct. 25 is strongly recommended. 21 TEEN BASKETBALL – ADULT MEN’S LEAGUE Officiated 5 on 5 Men’s C-D Basketball League. Teams divided into divisional play & may advance to MRPA state tournaments. Register at Brooklyn Center Recreation Department. Fee $550.00/team. Day Begins Location Activity # Wed. Dec. 11 TBD 15631 MEN’S BROOMBALL LEAGUE Officiated 6 on 6 men’s broomball league. Begins mid- December. Centennial Park West, 63rd & Brooklyn Drive, Brooklyn Center. Register at Brooklyn Center Recreation Department. Fee $300.00/team. Day Begins Location Activity # Thurs. Dec. 19 Centennial Park West 15632 DODGEBALL – ADULT LEAGUE Crystal Recreation offers Adult Dodgeball. Dodgeball is an exhilarating game of teamwork and ball-dodging skills. League plays on Thursdays, Oct. 10-Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Register at Crystal Recreation Department, 763-531-0052. Fee $40/team. CO-REC KICKBALL – ADULT LEAGUE Try this all new sports league which is sure to bring back memories of your youth. Join the fun on Friday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. beginning August 9 at Victory Park in New Hope. Up to 10 people may play at one time. To register, call New Hope Recreation at 763-531-5151. Fee $130/team. OVER 45 MIXED DOUBLES PICKLEBALL LEAGUE This exciting min-tennis game is a combination of Ping-Pong, tennis and badminton and can be played with two or four players. It is played on a court the size of a badminton court, uses tennis rules and a smaller racquet/paddle and a wiffle ball. Previous experience not required. Meets Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. beginning September 5 at Hidden Valley Park in New Hope. Register at New Hope Recreation Department at 763-531-5151 by September 2. Fee $20/couple. 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. VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES Officiated 6 on 6. Teams are divided into divisional play and may advance to MRPA state tournaments. Matches played at Northview Jr. High and Earle Brown Elementary School. Fall season runs September through December. Guaranteed 10 matches. Winter leagues begin in January. For more information, call 563-569-3382. Day League Team Fee Team Limit Activity # Mon. Co-Rec $300 24 15633 Tues. Women $300 48 15634 Wed. Men $330 16 15635 ADULT MEN’S HOCKEY The City of Brooklyn Park offers men’s hockey leagues. For more information, call 763-493-8333. OPEN GYM Grades 7-12. Stay active all year round! Get some of your friends and head over to the Brooklyn Center Youth Recreation Center, 6500 Humboldt Avenue North. Beginning September 12, the Brooklyn Center Police and Community Activities, Recreation and Services (CARS) Departments will be hosting weekly free open gym sessions. Thursdays from 2:45-4:00 p.m. Open gym sessions will be staffed by Police and/or CARS staff. Come challenge us to a game of 3 on 3 or HORSE. Basketball not your thing? We plan to have other activities available in addition to basketball. Come, check us out. We are sure you will find something you like. Questions call 763 -569-3400. Note: Please remember to respect the facility and those who visit! No fighting, abusive/offensive language will be tolerated. BROOKLYN BRIDGE ALLIANCE FOR YOUTH Purpose The purpose of the Alliance is to cooperatively support positive youth development in out-of-school-time opportunities for all youth in Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park. Shared Vision: Build an out-of-school-time system The Brooklyn Bridge Alliance assures the success of all youth by challenging the conditions that diminish their hope, by assuring that all youth are connected to a trusted adult who is vested in their healthy development as measured by educational success and mastery of essential skills. Members of the Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth City of Brooklyn Center City of Brooklyn Park Hennepin County ISD 11 Anoka-Hennepin Schools IDS 286 Brooklyn Center Schools ISD 279 Osseo Area Schools ISD 281 Robbinsdale Area Schools Contact Rebecca J. Gilgen, MSW CTF, Executive Director Rebecca.Gilgen@brooklynsallianceforyouth.org 763- 688-1989 SAVE THE DATE! Friday, November 1 Brooklyn Center High School Local law enforcement, churches and community groups will sponsor a night out for youth to raise awareness and funds for young people in the Brooklyn Center/Brooklyn Park area. Included:  Spaghetti dinner (Freewill donation)  Program detailing the problem in our community  Opportunity for teens to sleep outside to gain an appreciation of how difficult it is for someone to go even one night without a safe place to sleep For more information or to get involved, email Rev. Rachel McIver Morey at brooklynmosaic@gmail.com. 22 ADULT FITNESS Non-members may participate in SilverSneakers® classes by paying the low registration fee. This is a great opportunity to get fit, have fun, and make friends! SILVERSNEAKERS® CLASSIC (Formerly 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. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance. A chair is used for seated and/or standing support if needed. No fee SilverSneakers® participant. Classes 50 min. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $45.00/15 Sessions Mon. Sept. 9 10:30 a.m. CC Judy 15566 Registration Fee $42.00/14 Sessions (No class Oct. 25) Fri. Sept. 13 1:30 p.m. CC Stephanie 15568 Registration Fee $39.00/13 Sessions (No class Oct. 24 & Nov. 28) Thurs. Sept. 12 12:30 p.m. CC Stephanie 15567 SILVERSNEAKERS® Yoga SilverSneakers® Yoga 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 $45.00/15 Sessions Mon. Sept. 9 3:00 p.m. CC Judy 15569 Wed. Sept 11 9:45 p.m. CC Judy 15570 Registration Fee $39.00/13 Sessions (No class Oct 24 & Nov 28) Thurs. Sept 12 2:30 p.m. CC Stephanie 15571 SILVERSNEAKERS® Cardio Cardio is perfect for participants who are fit and active, as well as those who want an energizing activity. Get Up and Go with a class that 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 exercises designed to energize your active lifestyle. No fee SilverSneakers® participant. Classes 50 min. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $45.00/15 Sessions Wed. Sept. 11 8:45 a.m. CC Judy 15572 Registration Fee $42.00/14 Sessions (No class Oct. 25) Fri. Sept. 13 12:30 p.m. CC Stephanie 15573 SILVERSNEAKERS® Splash Activate your aqua urge for variety! Splash offers fun, shallow- water movement to improve agility and flexibility while addressing cardiovascular strength and endurance conditioning. No swimming ability is required and a special SilverSneakers® kickboard is used to improve strength, balance and coordination. No fee SilverSneakers® participant. Registration Fee $45.00/15 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor Jean. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $45.00/15 Sessions Mon. Sept. 9 10:30 a.m. CC 15574 Registration Fee $42.00/14 Sessions (No class Nov 28) Thurs. Sept. 12 10:45 a.m. CC 15575 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 $50.00/15 Sessions. Classes 50 minutes. Instructor Judy. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. Sept. 9 9:30 a.m. CC 15576 BRAIN GYM® Are you interested in a playful, fun way to engage your brain that involves moving? In the series, participants will learn and practice 26 Brain Gym® movements. These exercises improve concentration, memory, organizational skills, listening and coordination. Brain Gym® is an international foundation recognized in over 80 countries. Come for fun, leave more balanced! No charge SilverSneakers® participant. Registration Fee $23.50/7 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Judy is a licensed Brain Gym® Instructor. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. Sept. 9 1:30 p.m. CC 15577 Mon. Oct. 28 1:30 p.m. CC 15578 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 and more active lifestyle. Authorities claim strength training can decrease risk for diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis. Bands and handheld weights up to 6 lbs. are provided. Join this class for an energy overhaul! No class on Oct. 24 & Nov. 28. Registration Fee $45.50/1 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor Stephanie. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Thurs. Sept. 12 1:30 p.m. CC 15579 Classes with the sneakers are offered at No Cost to SilverSneakers® members. Please register for classes you will be attending. SilverSneakers® fee not available online. 23 Adult Fitness continued AQUA EXERCISE Water power! Join this invigorating high -energy class, which includes a warm up, cardio and full body toning. Each instructor specializes their class to give participants a different experience. Individuals are encouraged to participate at the intensity level that suits you best. It’s 50 minutes of pure aqua aerobic fun! Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $52.50/15 Sessions Mon. Sept. 9 6:00 p.m. CC Jean/JudyJ 15584 Tues. Sept. 10 10:00 a.m. CC LeVon 15585 Fri. Sept 13 10:00 a.m. CC LeVon 15586 Registration Fee $49.00/14 Sessions (No class Nov. 28 & 30) Thurs. Sept. 12 9:45 a.m. CC Jean 15587 Sat. Sept. 14 8:00 a.m. CC Jean 15588 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. Registration Fee $52.50/15 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Mon. Sept. 9 9:30 a.m. CC Jean 15589 Mon. Sept. 9 7:00 p.m. CC Jean/JudyJ 15590 TAI CHI FOR HEALTH Increase your general health, balance, range of motion and reduce stress, using exercises from Tai Chi, Bagua, Chi Kung, and other styles. Perfect for people with past injuries or arthritis as all exercises will be performed in a slow, relaxed and safe manner with good body mechanics and posture. Registration Fee $52.50/15 Sessions. Class 50 min. Instructor Eric. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Tues. Sept. 10 6:00 p.m. CC 15593 KICKBOXING Class will combine techniques from kickboxing, kung fu and other martial arts, to create a unique workout class. The focus is on aerobic exercise, strength training, and coordination drills. Variations of drills will be shown to make them more or less intense so people of all levels of fitness can participate and be challenged. Registration Fee $52.50/15 Sessions. Class 50 min. Instructor Eric. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Tues. Sept. 10 7:00 p.m. CC 15594 ARTHRITIS WATER EXERCISE Joining a water exercise class gives you opportunity to exercise in warm water with guidance from a trained Arthritis Foundation instructor. This class can help decrease pain and stiffness. We concentrate on walking, warm-ups, range of motion of all major joints and low-impact exercises. Registration Fee $52.50/15 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Vicki & Heather will team teach morning class. Heather & Heidi will team teach the evening class. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Wed. Sept. 11 9:45 a.m. CC V/H 15580 Wed. Sept. 11 6:30 p.m. CC H/H 15581 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 $52.50/15 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Vicki & Heather will team teach morning class. Heather & Heidi will team teach the evening class. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Wed. Sept. 11 8:45 a.m. CC V/H 15582 Wed. Sept. 11 7:25 p.m. CC H/H 15583 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 6 lbs. provided. Registration Fee $42.00/12 Sessions. Class 60 min. Instructor Sue. No class November 27. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Wed. Sept. 11 6:05 p.m. CC 15595 STRENGTH TRAINING BACK & “ABS” 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. Everyone is welcome! Registration Fee $52.50/15 Sessions. Class 1 hr. Instructor Vicki. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. Sept. 9 6:15 p.m. CC 15592 HATHA YOGA Pure Hatha Yoga strives to create an absolute balance between the body, mind & energy. The benefits may include stress reduction, relaxation, decreased depression, pain relief, lower blood pressure, and balancing blood sugar. Leave refreshed, calm, and relaxed. Registration Fee $52.50/15 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor Cassandra. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. Sept. 9 5:00 p.m. CC 15591 24 FITNESS & AEROBIC CLASSES  Wear comfortable clothes & fitness shoes.  Mats and weights provided.  Noodles and aqua belts provided.  All classes are coed  Note cancellation dates in descriptions. Changes noted on fitness calendars available from instructors & front desk. 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. Class 1 hour. Stephanie is a licensed Zumba® Instructor. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $90.00/15 Sessions Wed. Sept. 11 5:00 p.m. CC 15596 Wed. Sept. 11 7:00 p.m. CC 15597 Registration Fee $72.00/12 Sessions (No class Oct. 26, Nov. 16 & Dec. 7) Sat. Sept. 14 10:50 a.m. CC 15598 CARDIO COMBO – SATURDAY Come alone, meet 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. No class Oct. 26, Nov. 16 & Dec. 7. Registration Fee $42.00/12 Sessions. Class 50 min. Instructor Stephanie. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Sat. Sept. 14 8:30 a.m. CC 15600 ZUMBA GOLD® Get Groovin at your own pace! This easy-to-follow class lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It’s an invigorating community-oriented dance fitness class that feels fresh and most of all, exhilarating! Zumba Gold® provides modified, low- impact, lower intensity moves for beginners and older adults. No class Nov. 28. Registration Fee $49.00/14 Sessions. Class 50 min. Instructor Stephanie. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Thurs. Sept. 12 6:00 p.m. CC 15649 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 your desire! Instructor Stephanie. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $49.00/14 Sessions - Classes 50 min. (No class Nov. 28) Thurs. Sept. 12 7:00 p.m. CC 15646 Registration Fee $36.00/12 Sessions - Classes 30 min. (No class Oct. 26, Nov. 16 & Dec. 7) Sat. Sept. 14 9:30 a.m. CC 15601 Adult Fitness classes are for individuals 16 and older. Children & spectators may not sit in the room while class is in session. Class participation is limited those who have pre- registered or purchased a drop-in pass for the class. FITNESS DROP-IN CARDS 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 may be used through December 21. 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. Questions, call Kelly at 763- 569-3405. Not available online. With a drop-in card, you can start anytime; now here's no reason not to exercise with us! When buying your CARD, indicate the classes you most likely will be attending. This will help when determining whether we have the minimum number to have a class with registered participants plus Drop-In Card users. Before purchasing a card, check to see if the class you were planning on attending has been canceled. Sometimes circumstances beyond our control require us to cancel a class. If we know what class you attend, we will attempt to notify you. DROP-IN CARD—SENIOR OPTIONS Adults 62 years and older # of Classes Fee Activity # 12 Classes $44.00 15602 10 Classes $37.00 15603 8 Classes $29.50 15604 5 Classes $18.50 15605 1 Class $4.00 15606 DROP-IN CARD—FITNESS OPTIONS Adults through 61 years # of Classes Fee Activity # 12 Classes $49.50 15608 10 Classes $41.25 15609 8 Classes $33.00 15610 5 Classes $20.50 15611 1 Class $4.25 15612 DROP-IN CARD—ZUMBA ONLY Can be used for Wednesday or Saturday class # of Classes Fee Activity # 5 Classes $32.50 15613 3 Classes $19.50 15614 1 Class $6.50 15615 Adult Fitness continued Register online at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. For registration information, see page 14. 25 POTTERY Pottery participants will be issued a membership card for open lab time, which must be scanned at the front desk each time you use open lab. If you register in person, you will receive your membership card at that time. If you register online or by phone, allow extra time on 1st day of class to get your card at front desk. Cards valid for registered students for fall session dates below: Session 1 - Sept. 9 - Nov. 3; Session 2 - Nov. 4 - Dec. 23. For times, check open lab schedule, available at front desk. POTTERY — BEGINNING Learn the basic skills of throwing and hand building. Registration fee includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, firing and tax. (Additional clay available for purchase.) Bring a work shirt to the first class. Instructor will teach 7/6 weeks and students will work independently one week during class time. Classes 2½ hours. Instructor Chad. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $135.00/8 Sessions & Open Lab Thurs. Sept. 12 6:30 p.m. CC 15616 Registration Fee $125.00/7 Sessions & Open Lab Thurs. Nov. 7 6:30 p.m. CC 15617 POTTERY — INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED For students proficient in throwing, hand building and glazing. Instructor will be in the lab three times. This ideal format is for participants who work independently yet need some instruction either in techniques or problem solving. Registration fee includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, firing and tax. (Additional clay available for purchase.) Classes 2½ hours. Instructor Chad. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $135.00/8 Sessions & Open Lab Tues. Sept. 10 6:30 p.m. CC 15618 Registration Fee $125.00/7 Sessions & Open Lab Tues. Nov. 5 6:30 p.m. CC 15619 POTTERY — LAB AND FIRING PRIVILEGES For persons who have completed a pottery class at the community center. This option is designed for individuals who want to work independently with no instruction. Please see schedule for lab availability. The schedule will be posted on the pottery lab door and available at the customer service desk. Registration fee includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, firing and tax. Additional clay is $42.45, includes 25 lbs., glazes, firing and tax. Dates Location Activity # Registration Fee $135.00/8 Sessions Sept. 9-Nov. 3 CC 15622 Registration Fee $125.00/7 Sessions Nov. 4-Dec. 23 CC 15623 POTTERY — MONDAY POTTERY CLUB This night is for long-time Monday night participants who are proficient in throwing, hand building and glazing. This ideal format is for participants who work independently and enjoy socializing with other potters. Registration fee includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, firing and tax. (Additional clay available for purchase.) Instructor Chad will come to class one day to give tips & answer questions on techniques. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $135.00/8 Sessions & Open Lab Mon. Sept. 9 5:00 p.m. CC 15620 Registration Fee $125.00/7 Sessions & Open Lab Mon. Nov. 4 5:00 p.m. CC 15621 XCEL ENERGY CENTER/ TARGET CENTER EVENTS Disney Live “Pirate and Princess Adventure” Sunday, Oct. 20 - Xcel Energy Center Grab your tiaras and doubloons and join us for Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure. Mickey and Minnie are taking their seats at this never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior's hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Get swept up in the excitement as Sofia and her family prepare for a royal celebration that helps us all learn the true meaning of being a princess with a special appearance from Cinderella. Then it's off to Never Land where Jake and his swashbuckling friends Izzy and Cubby, with a little help from Peter Pan, battle Captain Hook to unlock treasure hidden inside a mysterious volcano. Its danger and dueling on the high seas as Jake discovers what it takes to be a true hero. Note: Children under age 1 are free! Cost: $19 per person, lower level seating. Show time 1:00 p.m. Register by October 4. Activity #15624. Shrine Circus Saturday, Nov. 30 - Target Center Presenting the ultimate in exciting entertainment, the 2013 Minneapolis Zuhrah Shrine Circus rolls into Minneapolis with an all-new show! The Target Center will roar to life with tantalizing tigers, enchanting elephants and dramatic daredevils. Passionate performers from 15 countries will dazzle circus fans with new, amazing feats in the biggest and best Shrine Circus ever. From the delightful antics of the Shriner clowns to the spellbinding feats of the acrobats, you won’t want to miss one exciting moment of this magical family show. Ages 2 & over need a ticket. Cost $17 per person, lower level seating. Show time 3:00 p.m. Register by November 15. Activity #15625. Disney on Ice “Passport to Adventure” Thursday, Dec. 12 - Xcel Energy Center Embark on the ultimate sightseeing vacation with all your favorite Disney characters in “Disney on Ice presents Passport to Adventure.” Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Daisy on a journey to the magical worlds of Disney’s the Lion King, the Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, and Lilo and Stitch. You’ll explore the Pride Lands with Simba, Timon and Pumbaa; voyage under the sea with Ariel and all her aquatic friends; tour London with Peter Pan and Wendy, before flying to Never Land. We’ll also travel to Hawaii to visit Lilo and Stich. Upbeat music, lovable characters and exciting destinations make Disney on Ice presents Passport to Adventure a vacation you’ll never forget. Note: Children under 2 are free! Cost $15 per person, lower level seating. Show time 7:00 p.m. Register by November 22. Activity #15626. Cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale & New Hope have joined together to offer ticket deals for events. Reserved group tickets available for children & adults! Order immediately online at www.cityofbrooklycenter.org or by phone with Visa or MasterCard by calling 763-569-3400. A limited number of tickets are available; however, 15 tickets need to be sold to ensure the group rate. If minimum is not met, you’ll be contacted. (In the past, minimum has always been met.) Ticket Pick-Up: Approximately 7 days before performance date, you will be called when tickets arrive at Brooklyn Center Community Center. Participants provide their own transportation. Arrive ½ hour early to event. 26 BOOMERS & BEYOND If you have questions about the Boomers & Beyond programs, call Kelly at 763-569-3405. DONUT MAKE YOU WONDER? Join us the third Wednesday of the month for interesting informative programs, coffee, and you guessed it—Donuts! Program Fee: $2 payable at the door but you must register by the Thursday before so there are enough refreshments for everyone. To Register: Call 763-569-3405 Location: Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Dr. N Time: 10-11:30 a.m. SEPTEMBER 18 LIVING BETTER ON LESS Discover how to live a richer, more meaningful life while reducing consumption, debt and stress. Incorporate some simple -living principles and learn how to reduce costs on homes, cars, food, recreation and more. Ron Timm used these principles to exit corporate America twenty years ago. He has been living simply, happily and with purpose as a professional photographer ever since. Register by September 12. OCTOBER 16 FORT SNELLING’S SURGEON MAKES A HOUSE CALL Fort Snelling's doctor makes a house call to "physic" you for such ailments as a catarrh and the ague. He'll discuss "modern medicine" of the 1820’s and you'll have to decide if the cure sounds worse than the malady. Discover what day to day life was like for a military doctor and learn about his other duties, such as keeping the first weather records in Minnesota. Register by October 10. NOVEMBER 20 “FRAUD PREVENTIONS” In this program you will be provided with information on the most common types of fraud. Karri Zallar with MoneyGram International will discuss common characteristics to prevent becoming a victim of a scam and provide information on what to do if you have become a victim. Register by November 15. Sponsored by the Cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale and Senior Services of District 281. We would also like to extend a special Thanks to our confirmed sponsors: Home Instead, Humana and The Crossings who are each involved in sponsorship of the presentations and/or morning refreshments. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING - FREE West Fire Station 6250 Brooklyn Blvd. Tuesday - Friday, 8-10:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. BOB ROSS OIL PAINTING CLASS Tuesday, October 15 12:30 p.m. Have you ever wanted to try oil painting, but didn’t know where to start? Start Here! Kitty & Warren Swanson are PBS star Bob Ross certified instructors. In one class, you will paint a picture to take home with you. All class supplies (easels, canvas, brushes, and paint) are provided. Bring an apron or old shirt to class to cover your clothing. A sample of the picture the class will learn to paint will be displayed in the community center lobby about a month before class date. Registration Fee $58.00/1 Session. Class 3 hours. Registration deadline October 8. Day Date Time Location Activity # Tues. Oct. 15 12:30 p.m. CC 15647 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 September 4 Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. November 6 Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. December 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. Thank you to the Crossings Manager & Lang Nelson Corporation for providing this site. Smoking prohibited. For other class locations, call AARP at 952-858-9040, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 27 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 September 11, October 9, November 13, December 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. LEISURE TIME DROP-IN If you enjoy playing cards, join us Wednesdays from 10:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Must by 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. A schedule is 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, 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, call Earl 612-280-8288 or Kelly. BROOKLYN CENTER FRIENDSHIP QUILTERS Join others who love quilting at the community center. This friendly drop-in group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. No dues, bring your lunch and a beverage and your quilting project. For more information call Joanne at 763-561-1219. Fall dates: Sept. 18, Oct. 2 & 16, Nov. 6 & 20 and Dec. 4 & 18. BROOKLYN CENTER WOMEN’S CLUB Club promotes social, cultural and civic activities for women. Open to woman over 21. Annual dues $12. Monthly meetings are informative with entertaining program; held the 2 nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Community Activities, Recreation & Services Department. Join us Sept. 11 at Noon for our fall kick-off & welcome luncheon. Non- members are always welcome; cost is $7. Fall Meeting Dates September 10 - Noon Luncheon, $7.00 October 8 & November 12 - 1:00 p.m. Monthly trips are offered to members; details available at meetings. Sept. 25 Wabasha, MN, Oct. 23 Fanny Hill Dinner Theater Eau Claire, WI, Dec. 3 American Swedish Institute. For information about Women’s Club, call 763-561-3944. WOMEN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP BOOK SALE September 19 & 20 – 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 6319 Unity Ave N Proceeds from the book sale help support the annual scholarships that are given to Brooklyn Center senior girls graduating from high school to further their higher education. If you would like to donate books, DVD’s CD’s, games, puzzles for the sale, call 763-561-3944. New Play e r s Wanted! SOCIAL GROUPS The groups Leisure Time, Men’s Drop-in, Friendship Quilters and Women’s Club meet at Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway. New participants are welcome at any time. Stop by and check us out! Questions about these programs, call Kelly at 763-569-3405. PICKLEBALL 55+ 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 work out, very social, and a competitive and athletic game. It’s also a good way to spend time with friends and family. Pickleball uses a plastic whiffle ball and a paddle and is played on a court roughly half the size of a tennis court. This is not a league...come when you can…just drop in…with no advanced registration. Equipment is provided for you to try the game. Gym shoes are required. Day: Tuesdays Time: 10:00 a.m.-Noon Location: Brooklyn Center Youth Recreation Center 6500 Humboldt Ave N (next to BCHS) Or Evergreen Park Outdoor Courts during nice weather! Fee: $2.00 each week at the door SilverSneakers® participants free. Weekly volunteer hosts needed. If you have interest in playing, volunteering or program questions call Kelly at 763 -569-3405. Friday, October 4, 2013 Join us for a German Themed Luncheon & Entertainment German or not, it’s a fun celebration! Details including time, menu and cost will be available at the community center or call 763-569-3400 to have a flyer mailed. 28 FIVE CITIES TRANSPORTATION FIVE CITIES TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM It’s More Than Just A Ride! Information & Reservations — Monday - Friday 763-531-1259 Transportation is offered for persons age 60 and older from apartment complexes and homes. Please contact Robbinsdale for assistance 763-531-1274. 5 Cities Transportation Project is made possible by the participating cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, & Robbinsdale, rider fares and additional rider contributions. Transportation is provided to locations listed on the bi-monthly schedule including grocery and general shopping. To be added to the Brooklyn Center schedule mailing list, call 763-531-1259. RIDER SPECIFICATIONS  Open to persons age 60 or older  Rides offered on a space availability basis  No one is denied a ride due to the inability to pay full fare RIDE RESERVATIONS  Make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance by calling the direct reservation line at 763-531-1259, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m -3:00 p.m. Monday reservations must be made on Thursday. Please be ready to be picked up at the times posted. Lift equipped vehicles are available upon request.  Home Pickup reservations must be made a minimum of two working days in advance.  Apartment Pickup reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. If you do not see your apartment/address listed, just call the Five Cities office! Additional stops can be added to the schedule. FARE INFORMATION  Regular Destination Fare: $4 per round trip with the 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: Round trip fare is $8 cash or 2 punches from the pass card Pass cards: Available for regular and special destinations in $16 or $32 amounts and may be purchased from the driver with cash or check payable to Prism Express. Rider Fare Notice: Drivers will accept your fare or punch your pass only after you have completed boarding the bus. Do not attempt to pay the driver while you are on the stairs. SPECIAL DESTINATION TRIPS THROUGH 5 CITIES TRANSPORTATION The cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, New Hope, Golden Valley, and Robbinsdale are working together to give you educational, entertaining, low-cost program opportunities. All costs are on your own. The 5 Cities fare for the Special Destination trips is $8 cash or two punches from a pass card. Pass cards are available from the drivers for the cost of $16.00/4 ride pass and $32.00/8 ride pass. Join us for these special outings. See the Brooklyn Center Senior newsletter for specific destination information or call the 5 Cities office at 763-531- 1259 to be place on the mailing list. RIDER ASSISTANCE POLICY Five Cities drivers will assist you boarding or exiting the bus. If you want assistance WAIT for the driver to help you. You may need to allow riders who do not want assistance to board or exit before you receive help. Ask the driver or signal that you would like assistance. WAIT until the driver has exited the bus and is standing by the door. A passenger lift is available if the stairs are difficult for you. RIDER NOTE: The vehicles picking you up for your Five Cities destinations are Prism Express vehicles. A Five Cities Senior Transportation sign will be posted on the door of the vehicle. Drivers will be wearing Five Cities hats and name badges. Seatbelt policy: Buses are equipped with seatbelts. Minnesota state law requires all riders wear seatbelts. If you need assistance, the driver will help you. PRISM EXPRESS TRANSPORTATION 763-529-1252 Transportation for Seniors Additional Service Trips Medical & dental appointments (located within the 5 cities & eastern Plymouth), personal errands, visits to nursing homes & hospitals, social services, banking and volunteer activities.  Fare: Call PRISM EXPRESS at 763-529-1252  Schedule: Honors requests for appointments Monday- Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Leave a message anytime  Reservations: Call at least 2 working days in advance  Website: www.prismmpls.org Call for Information and Reservations Leave name, phone number, your address, destination address, including city, date and time of appointment and return time. For residents of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, New Hope, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale. Transportation is provided within these cities and the eastern Plymouth. NEW! 29 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. OCTOBER 10 LARK TOYS & NATIONAL EAGLE CENTER Revisit your childhood at Lark Toys, one of the largest independent specialty toy stores in the U.S. (21,000 sq ft), recently named one of the 10 coolest toy stores in the world by Reader’s Digest. Enjoy strolling through the antique toy museum, hand-made toy store, gift shop, book store, candy shop and more! Treat yourself to a ride on the hand- carved wooden carousel for only $2 or if it is a nice day play a round of mini-golf! Lunch will be served at Lark - choice of beef barley vegetable soup or rosemary chicken dumpling soup and a ham & cheese or chicken salad sandwich. Next stop is the National Eagle Center along the shores of the Mississippi in Wabasha. Learn all about eagles in an engaging and entertaining live eagle program. You will have time to explore the interactive exhibits and take in the views of the river! Cost $53.00/person includes transportation, tours, lunch, tax, gratuities & escort. Approximate time 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. October 2, registration deadline. Activity #15627. DECEMBER 11 GLOW IN THE DARK TOUR & DINNER Enjoy the holidays with dinner at Casper’s Cherokee Sirloin Room in West St. Paul with a small Sirloin, tossed salad, baked potato with sour cream, rolls, beverage & dessert. Then back on the bus for a guided tour of St. Paul, bathed in Christmas lights. See impressive displays throughout the city neighborhoods where private homes glow to celebrate the season. Drive past St. Paul’s official Christmas tree in Rice Park. The entire block is draped in twinkling lights. Cost: $57.00/person includes transportation, lunch, tour, tax, gratuities and escort. Approximate time 3:30-8:30 p.m. November 18, registration deadline. Activity #15630. 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. NOVEMBER 6 IT’S NIFTY FIFTY DAY AT ST. CROIX CASINO If you’re 50 or older and have a TLC card, you can be one of the “nifty-fifty” with the extra perks for the day! Receive $5 on your player’s card for riding the bus, plus each “nifty fifty” will swipe their TLC card at a kiosk for an extra $5-$50 on their card to spend on the machines. If you don’t have a TLC card and would like one, tell us when you register; the card is the only mechanism you have to redeem the “comp” money. The information will be forwarded to the casino and your card will be waiting for you. Bring your friends; open to all adults. Minimum 40 people. Cost $6/person includes motor coach, escort, $5 on your card plus an additional $5+ on your card for ages 50+. Approximate time 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. October 30, registration deadline. Activity #15628. NOVEMBER 13 CHANHASSEN DINNER THEATER FIDDLER ON THE ROOF To mark its 45th Anniversary, the theater presents Fiddler on the Roof! This most highly requested musical in the theatre’s history, has captured the hearts of people around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. The universal themes of tradition and family cut across barriers of race, class, nationality & religion, leaving audiences incredibly moved by its powerful story and the music that helps to tell it. Show takes place in a little village of Anatevka, where a poor milkman is trying to keep his family’s traditions in place despite the changing of times. He must choose between his daughters’ happiness and those beloved traditions that keep the outside world at bay. The Fiddler is a metaphor for survival, through tradition and joyfulness, in a life of uncertainly and imbalance. Before the show, we’ll enjoy lunch. Select from limited menu, which includes salad, vegetable, bread potato or rice & beverage. Cost: $79.00/person includes transportation, lunch, show, tax, gratuities & escort. Approximate time 10:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m. October 4, registration deadline. Activity #15629. 30 ADAPTIVE RECREATION Programs are a cooperative effort of the Cites of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Maple Grove,& REACH For Resources. REACH serves individuals with developmental disabilities. If you do not live in one of the communities listed abov e, call for fee. Pre-registration required. An inclusion specialist is available to assist persons who wish to participate in “non -adapted” programs. A minimum of two weeks prior notice is required and and inclusion assessment must be completed. To register or for information on these programs or other adaptive recreation options, call REACH at 952 -988-4176. YOUTH ACTIVITIES—Ages 5-12 INCLUSIONS REACH For Resources provides inclusion facilitators for children and adults with disabilities who would like to participate in their city park and recreation programs. Registration for these programs is done through your Park and Recreation Department. After registering, contact REACH for Resources to discuss the needs/accommodations for yourself or your child. We request a minimum of two weeks notice for a successful inclusion. TEEN ACTIVITIES—Ages 13-21 TEEN EXPLORERS Get to know new friends while trying new activities! Games, art projects, community events, and more! Location: Various metro locations Dates: Tuesday evenings, September 10 - October 29 Cost: $40 residents, $48 non-residents ADULT ACTIVITIES—Ages 18 & Older WEDNESDAY NIGHT SOCIAL Meet new friends while enjoying games, dances, movies, bingo. Location: Brookview Community Center, 200 Brookview Parkway, Golden Valley Dates: Wednesdays, September 11 - November 6 Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $40 resident, $48 non-resident ZUMBA Have fun while learning popular dance moves! Location: St. Louis Park Recreation Center, 3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park Dates: Mondays, September 9 - October 21 Time: 5:30-6:30 pm Cost: $40 resident, $48 non-resident ON THE TOWN Social program for adults who can explore their community with minimal supervision. Ages 18-30 – every other Friday beginning mid-September Ages 31+ - every other Saturday beginning mid-September Cost: $20 residents, $28 non-residents. Transportation may be available for an additional fee of $35 per quarter/per person SPECIAL EVENTS FRIDAY NIGHT DANCES Time: 7-9:00 p.m. Cost: $5 at the door Location St. Louis Park High School, 6425 West 33rd St., St. Louis Park Dates: Sept. 20, Oct. 18 & Nov. 15 Location: Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave N Date: November 8 FALL FORMAL - September 27, 7-9:00 p.m. Time to get all dressed up and dance the night away! Location: Minnetonka High School, 18301 Hwy 7, Minnetonka Cost: $10 pre-registered or at the door (call to pre-register) GHOSTLY GALA - October 26, 6:30-9:00 p.m. Join us for this annual spooky celebration!! We will have games, prizes, food, music and dancing! All money raised at this event goes to fund the Reach for Resources recreation department. Location: Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center gym, 5600 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park Cost: $10 at the door/$8 pre-registered (call to pre-register) WEEKEND VENTURES Ages 16 and older. Join us for a wonderful weekend getaway. We will spend Friday evening through Sunday morning at beautiful Camp Eden Wood in Eden Prairie. Hiking, campfires, Frisbee golf, a challenge course and more! For more information, call Beth at 952-988-5321. Dates: September 6 - September 8 Cost: $350 YOUTH, TEENS & ADULTS BOWLING Join us for fun, noncompetitive bowling. You will bowl 2 games each week. For youth ages 5 -adults. Broken into age groups: 5-12, 13-17 and Adult 18+ Location: Doyle’s Bowling, 5000 West Broadway, Crystal Dates: Saturdays, September 14 - November 2 Time: Noon-2:00 p.m. Cost: $35 residents, $43 non residents; plus $3.50 each week YOGA for Families & Adults Relax, get in shape, and improve flexibility! Tuesday evenings. Location: St. Louis Park Recreation Center, 3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park Dates: Tuesdays, September 17 - October 22 Time: 7-8:00 p.m. Cost: $40 resident, $48 non-resident SOCIAL SEEKERS This is a program for teens and young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome. We meet once a week for fun and social interaction. Groups are available for varying ages (12-14, 15-18, and 19-30) and at various locations. Intake is required for all new participants. For information, call Sarah at 952-988-4176. 31 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 GOLF COURSE 5500 N Lilac Dr 763-549-3750 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org/centerbrook Golf Course Superintendent, Steve Makowske 25th ANNIVERSARY EVENT 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. 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 1 st adult and $5.00 for each additional golfer. Each group must have at least one adult and one junior (ages 6-17). GOLF SPECIALS EVENTS & OUTINGS Contact Steve Makowske, Golf Course Superintendent to personally plan any size event. 763-549-3750. UNLIMITED GOLF! September 15 until end of season! $99.00 SKELETON GOLF SCRAMBLE Saturday, October 26, Noon-2:00 p.m. 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. Fee $20.00/golfer! Includes golf, meal and chance to win prizes. Sign up at Centerbrook Golf Course 32 •763-569-3400 •www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org Sunday, December 8 2-5:00 p.m. Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway New Toys for CEAP accepted. Sponsored by the Brooklyn Center Lions Club.  Santa - 2-4:45 p.m. - Pictures of children taken with Santa Claus Hayrides - 2-4:45 p.m.  Face Painting & Candy Cane Walk - 2-4:30 p.m.  Holly Sunday Bingo - 2-4:45 p.m.  Magic Show - 2:30 p.m. & 4:15 p.m.  Refreshments, Door Prizes & Music 33 SPECIAL INTEREST 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; 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 - Call 763-569-3400 - Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. $45.00 non-refundable payment required when booking party. Minimum 7 days notice required. Adult making reservation is responsible for supervising party. Room limit is 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. POOL & WATER SLIDE GROUP RENTAL Are you looking for a new idea for your group? Join the fun at the Community Center!  50 meter pool  150´ water slide  Diving boards  Lifeguards on duty For more information or to schedule a group rental, call Kirsten at 763-569-3317. T.G.I.F. FAMILY NIGHT FUN FLOATS Every Friday! 5-8:00 p.m. Thank goodness it’s Friday! For unsinkable fun, bring your favorite fun float to the pool - inner tubes, air mattresses, beach balls, floating animals, & noodles. Daily admission prices apply! See page 35. COMMUNITY CENTER ROOM RENTALS The Community Center is a smoke free building; alcohol not permitted. Rentals available Monday-Saturday. For information on fees and availability, call Jeannine at 763-569-3400. The Community Center provides wireless internet for our patrons. Constitution Hall Constitution Hall is available for business and club meetings and private functions. A great place to host a family reunion, graduation, wedding reception or anniversary party. This unique room can accommodate up to 190 persons with banquet style seating and 250 for lecture style. Philip Q. Cohen Community Room Located on the upper level, this room is available for small group functions. Room capacity for theatre style seating - 70, classroom style - 30 & banquet style - 50. EXERCISE ROOM Fitness equipment - cardiovascular & strength conditioning. See page 35 for hours and fees. Minimum age 15. Shirts & tennis shoes required. Cardiovascular Treadmills-5; Elliptical Cross Trainers-4; Stair Climbers-2; Precore Elliptical-1; Star Trac Recumbent Bike-2; Stair Master Free Climber Strength Training Leg Press/Calf Raise; Leg Curl/Leg Extension; Multi-chest; Bicep/Triceps; “Smith” Machine; Cable Crossover; Lat Pull Down/Low Row; Cybex Abdominal; Dumbbells Circuit Training Hip Abduction/Adduction; Abdominal/Low Back; Pectoral/Deltoid; Shoulder Press/Pull Down; Leg Extension/Leg Curl; Squat; Lift Task; Chest Row; Bicep/Tricep; Fitness Technology Rotary Torso; Precor Stretch Trainer 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 $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 of Brooklyn Center has 522 acres of parks and nature areas. Combined with a 20 -mile trail system, residents can walk or bicycle almost anywhere in minutes. Visit the website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org for a parks, school & trail map or a listing of parks with addresses and amenities. 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. PALMER LAKE NATURE AREA 35 FEATURES  50 Meter Swimming Pool — An adult must accompany children ages 6 & younger in the pool. Swimsuits required.  Wading Pool — Available for children 6 & younger when supervised by an adult. Swimsuits required.  Water Slide — Children less than 52" tall who wish to use the water slide must pass swim test or be accompanied by an adult. The recreation department reserves the right to open the water slide during non -scheduled times.  Exercise Room — Ages 15 & older. Shirts and tennis shoes required.  Sauna — Ages 18 & older. Children not allowed even if accompanied by an adult.  Locker Rooms — Coin operated lockers (25¢) available. No one over age 5 allowed in opposite gender locker rooms.  Family Locker Rooms MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS Membership entitles member to use the swimming pool, water slide, diving boards, exercise room & sauna during open hours. Proof of same address required for dual, senior, senior dual, household & household+ memberships.  Individual Membership — Available to one person.  Dual Membership — Available to two people who both reside at the same address.  Senior Membership — Available to Brooklyn Center senior residents age 62 & older.  Senior Dual Membership — Available to two Brooklyn Center senior residents age 62 & older both residing at same address.  Household Membership — Available to two adults & up to three dependents age 17 & younger or full-time students age 22 & younger who are attending post -secondary school. Proof of post-secondary status required.  Household+ Membership — Additional dependents may be added for $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. MEMBERSHIP PRICES 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 1 Year Individual $31.00 $84.00 $149.00 $242.00 Dual $39.00 $105.00 $187.00 $304.00 Senior $25.00 $68.00 $120.00 $225.00 Senior Dual $33.00 $89.00 $158.00 $297.00 Household $45.00 $122.00 $216.00 $351.00 Household+ $7.00/ dependent $21.00/ dependent $42.00/ dependent $84.00/ dependent PUNCH CARD PRICES 10 Punches 50 Punches 100 Punches 25 Punches $33.20 $148.50 $280.00 $78.75 Ages 0-14 & 62 & older $42.70 $101.25 $191.00 $360.00 Ages 15-61 DAILY ADMISSION PRICES With Slide Without Slide Ages 0-14 & 62 & older $4.50 $3.50 Ages 15-61 $5.50 $4.50 Community Center Closed September 2-8 - Annual Maintenance — Thursday, November 28 - Thanksgiving Wednesday, December 25 - Christmas Day — Wednesday, January 1 - New Year’s Day POOL, WATER SLIDE, EXERCISE ROOM & SAUNA HOURS (Hours subject to change.) COMMUNITY CENTER SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Pool - Adults Only 8:45 am-1:00 pm Pool - Adults Only 8:45 am-1:00 pm Pool - Adults Only 8:45 am-1:00 pm Pool - Adults Only 8:45 am-1:00 pm Pool - Adults Only 8:45 am-1:00 pm Pool - Adults Only 8:00-8:50 am Pool - All Ages 1-5:00 pm Pool - All Ages 1-8:00 pm Pool - All Ages 1-5:00 pm Pool - All Ages 1-8:00 pm Pool - All Ages 1-5:00 pm Pool - All Ages 1-8:00 pm Pool - All Ages 1-8:00 pm Wading Pool 1-5:00 pm Wading Pool 9:00 am-8:00 pm Wading Pool 9:00 am-5:00 pm Wading Pool 9:00 am-8:00 pm Wading Pool 9:00 am-5:00 pm Wading Pool 9:00 am-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 Noon-1:00 pm Water Slide 1-5:00 pm Water Slide 5-8:00 pm Water Slide 1-8:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 1-5:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:45 am-9:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:45 am-9:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:45 am-9:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:45 am-9:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:45 am-9:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:00 am-9:00 pm 36 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center MN 55430 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID TWIN CITIES MN PERMIT NO. 2170 Civic & Veterans Memorial Amphitheater 763-569-3400 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org Purchase a Brick Paver for the Plaza of Honor Cost is $250.00 for an engraved brick paver 4" x 8" permanently laid in the Plaza of Honor in an area near the Amphitheater. Messages can be a maximum of 45 characters or spaces. Ideal for a Veteran, civic group, memorial, business, church, family, school and pet.  Order forms available at the Community Center and on the City website. Fill out the form & bring or mail to: City of Brooklyn Center–Centennial, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. Include check of $250.00 made payable to City of Brooklyn Center–Centennial.  To charge with Visa or MasterCard, make payment in person: Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway. Credit card orders only - brick cost is $257.50, which includes credit card fees. Architect’s rendition of the proposed Amphitheater