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2013 Edition 185 Winter www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | CITY OFCITY OFCITY OF BROOKLYN CENTER A GREAT PLACE TO START, A GREAT PLACE TO STAY www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org Winter 2013 Edition 185 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 Greetings from the City Manager Looking Forward to Continued Growth & Progress City Briefs Business News Home Improvements Info Celebrate Ethnicity, NWCT Random Act Nominees, Food & Toy Drive Festival, Neighborhood Watch, In Memory Landscape Spotlight Recycling, Trimming Winter Driving, Critter Corner Salt, Snow Clearing Tips Public Meeting, Contacts Recreation Brochure 2013 was a year of continued growth and progress in Brooklyn Center. The City Council modified the City priorities in 2013 to ensure that City operations stay focused on keeping Brooklyn Center a great place to start and a great place to stay. The priorities include Community Engagement, Focused Redevelopment, Community Image, Financial Stability, and Vibrant Neighborhoods. These priorities will guide our efforts in the upcoming year. While a few activities related to priorities are provided below, more information about development and city activities is provided inside this newsletter. Commercial redevelopment activities continue to bloom. Buildings are completing construction and new businesses are moving into the Shingle Creek Crossing retail shopping area. Additional businesses will open in the next few months. The France Ave Business Park Building IV redevelopment project was named the Best Industrial & Warehouse Redevelopment in the Twin Cities in 2013 by Minneapolis/ St. Paul Business Journal. In addition to new construction, other businesses are remodeling or relocating to Brooklyn Center’s commercial/industrial districts. Reinvestment in our housing stock continues as apartment complexes undergo renovations, improving the quality of our rental housing. Houses in Brooklyn Center have been selling quickly, and the single family homes that are remodeled under the federally funded NSP programs are in high demand. These accomplishments are made possible through the civic engagement and leadership of our residents, business partners, and community organizations. Brooklyn Center has been fortunate to have great leaders throughout time. It takes vision, courage, and ability in order to make positive changes in our community. Leaders are all around us— in our elected officials, commissioners, employees, neighborhood watch captains, volunteers, businesses, and you! We often have opportunities for people to participate on our commissions, committees and events so join us in helping guide the future of our city. Have a safe and wonderful year! Curt Boganey City Manager 2 3 4 5 6 12 7 8 9 10 11 13 2 | Brooklyn Center Winter 2013 City Watch Brooklyn Center continues to move ahead with development, construction, and various city projects. City Briefs provides short updates about current city activities up to mid-November, the print date. 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 below. Building G – an 8,420 sq. ft. multi-tenant restaurant (end- cap designed) building, located at 1180 Shingle Creek Crossing is finishing tenant spaces. Sprint opened in November. ProCuts and Schlotzsky’s are under construction, with plans to open end of 2013. Building H – an 11,200 sq. ft. multi-tenant building, located at 1560 Shingle Creek Crossing is finishing tenant spaces. Qdoba Mexican Grill celebrated their grand opening including the First Burrito Bite Event October 28th. Building K – a 9,500 sq. ft. multi-tenant retail/ service building, located at 1580 Shingle Creek Crossing is building out tenant spaces. Foot Locker opened late October, along with AT&T. T-Mobile is under construction. 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, opened for business in September 2013 and celebrated their grand opening in October. Panda Express restaurant is under construction and anticipates opening by end of 2013. Contractors took advantage of the warmer fall weather over the weekend to keep on the holiday opening schedule. The City Council approved plans to build a new Discount Tire store, a 7,300 sq. ft. building at 1450 Shingle Creek Cross. Construction is planned for Spring 2014. 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 The former Honda buildings at the NW corner of 694/Brooklyn Boulevard were demolished in November. 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. Jammin’ Wings, located at 2590 Freeway Boulevard, opened late October in the former Oak City Restaurant. Restaurant Depot, a wholesale equipment and food distributor, is in the final stages of the $1.5 Million renovation at 5925 Earle Brown Drive. They plan to open in December of 2013. Continued next page... General Manager Muneer Al-Hameed & District Vice President Arron Evans greet guests at LA Fitness Grand Opening Mayor Willson takes the first burrito bite at Qdoba’s Grand Opening, and welcomes General Manager Rob Bergfalk to Brooklyn Center Store Manager Mark Larson & District Manager Ed Schultz welcome customers to new Foot Locker store www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 3 Major Renovation for City’s Largest Apartment Multi-Million Dollar Transformation Into High Style Living Brooklyn Center continues to see significant updates to rental housing. In May 2013, Soderberg Apartment Specialists purchased Lake Pointe Apartments (former Twin Lake Manor) for $10 Million, and immediately started a $5.5 Million renovation on the 310-unit, twelve- building complex. Prior to this purchase, the apartments were only half-occupied, had a high number of police calls, and had deferred maintenance. Within months Mr. Soderberg and his team transformed this substandard property into a fully- occupied, high style apartment complex. As part of the high intensity renovation, each rental unit was gutted and refinished to include an all new kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and new cabinets; new laminate wood flooring and carpeting; new light fixtures; new windows; and fresh coats of paint. Each building received new hallway carpet, entry doors, and lighting improvements. Building and security upgrades were installed to include smoke and fire alarms systems, as well as security cameras. Neighbors will also see improvements to the exterior grounds. While some work will be delayed due to winter weather, the plans include new landscaping, driveway and parking lot improvements, a new perimeter fence, and swimming pool resurfacing. Other amenities will include over 10,000 square-foot dog park, a pampered paws pet wash, and disc golf course for the apartment residents. This is the third apartment complex Mr. Soderberg has purchased and renovated in the past two years. Other apartments include Granite City and Granite Peaks. According to Mr. Soderberg, this is the largest renovation project he has undertaken. He stated, “I see positive changes in the city and feel confident about investing in Brooklyn Center.” A World Record Apartment Renovation (August 16, 2013) video is located on YouTube.com. For information about Lake Pointe Apartments, please visit their website at www.lakepointeliving.com. City Briefs continued… More Updates Through generous donations from customers and employees of BC Liquor Stores, approximately $4,400 was raised during the October 2013 CEAP fundraiser. Several teams participated in the Skeleton Golf Scramble, the last event of the season at Centerbrook Golf Course. It was great weather and a golfing good time. Three homes under the current federally funded NSP program are soon available for purchase. These homes were extensively remodeled foreclosed, vacant homes. Houses may be viewed on the Real Estate Locator on the City website. For more information, Website Search NSP. Paula and Rolf dressed up for the Skeleton Scramble, and were on the winning team Clare (left) receives the donation to CEAP from Top Cashiers Ashaki & Deb on behalf of BC Liquor Store customers & employees 4 | Brooklyn Center Winter 2013 City Watch ‘Tis the Season to Plan Home Improvements Add Comfort and Value to Your Home Clean and well-maintained residential neighborhoods are the foundation of a healthy city. City staff, at the direction of the City Council, work together with residents to improve the quality and appearance of Brooklyn Center’s neighborhoods. While City Codes provide for minimum property maintenance standards, making your neighborhood a great place to live requires more than just meeting minimum standards. Great neighborhoods are created when residents have pride in their property and work together to keep their neighborhoods safe, neat and attractive. Wintertime is the perfect time to plan your spring home improvement projects. Look around your yard and home. Do you see items that are worn, broken, outdated or just plain ugly? Develop a plan to make repairs and add comfort and value to your home. Even small fixes or inexpensive updates can improve the curb appeal of your property. Throughout the year, City staff visit neighborhoods to inspect for nuisances and compliance with city property codes. When a property is found in violation of City code, a Compliance Notice is sent to the property owner requesting that the problem be remediated. If you receive one of these letters, do not ignore it! By promptly responding to the notice, you help make your neighborhood a better place to live, reduce your liability risk, and avoid the possibility of receiving penalties. And remember, Compliance Notices are not about you personally—they are about your property and how it affects the community. City staff members are available to help residents better understand community standards and the home improvement process. For more information about property maintenance, Search Property Maintenance on the City website or call the Building & Community Standards Department at (763) 569-3330. Home Maintenance Help for Seniors These Organizations Can Help! If you are a senior citizen or know a senior who needs help with household chores or minor home maintenance repairs, there are several community programs available that can help meet those needs. Through these low-cost or free services, seniors can get help with chores that otherwise might make living at home tough. CEAP Senior Chores Program The Senior Chores Program is managed by the Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP) located at the Northwest Family Services Center in Brooklyn Center. The Senior Chore Program offers low- cost in-home services designed to help seniors and adults with disabilities with their household tasks. This program helps clients live independently by getting assistance in the following areas: Seasonal Outdoor Work, Minor Home Maintenance, Yard Work & Snow Removal, and Indoor Housekeeping. For more information or to get help, contact the CEAP Senior Services Coordinator at (763) 450-3667. HOME The Household and Outside Maintenance for the Elderly (HOME) Program provides low cost services that help seniors continue to live independently in their homes. HOME staff and volunteers perform services related to interior and exterior painting, minor repairs and plumbing, safety bars, house cleaning and laundry, errands and grocery shopping, snow shoveling, raking, and window washing. Services are provide for a low cost based on the senior’s income. Some insurance payments or grant waivers are also accepted. For more information or to get help, contact HOME at (952) 746-4046. www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 5 Celebrate Ethnicity Building on Our Strengths February is African American History Month! Nearly 26% of Brooklyn Center’s population reported as Black or African American in Census 2010. African American History Month has been celebrated annually since 1976, thanks to the efforts of African American historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson. As a Harvard- trained scholar, Carter G. Woodson’s hopes to raise awareness of African American's contributions to civilization were realized with the creation of the national history month. The month of February was chosen because it encompasses the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The President of the United States of America annually proclaims February as National African American History Month and encourages all citizens to gain awareness of and appreciation for African American history. Brooklyn Center is a participant in a joint powers agreement that supports the public access and local programming activities of Northwest Community Television (NWCT). Nine adjacent cities are part of the franchise agreement including Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, New Hope, Osseo, Plymouth and Robbinsdale. These channels are available through your local cable provider. Channel 12 is Your Local Television News Source! The 12 News team produces a daily newscast that is fresh at 4 pm each weekday. Many local high school sporting events and other public events are cablecast on the channel as well. In addition, the weekly Sports Jam program is produced each Monday throughout the school year and brings you highlights of all the local prep sports activities. Other programming on channel 12 includes a variety of information by and about Brooklyn Center through the longstanding Northwest Cities program and Community Corner segments that rotate on a daily basis. Access Local Government with Channel 16 Channel 16, the Government Access channel, broadcasts live coverage and replays of City Council meetings and a variety of video programming specifically about what’s happening in Brooklyn Center. Video programming is updated frequently and when video programming is not showing, channel 16 displays the City’s digital billboard highlighting city events, opportunities, services and information. Channels 19 and 20 are where you can find local television programming produced by your friends and neighbors, and local non- profit groups. NWCT offers free training, television production facilities/equipment, and channel time to residents so they can communicate with their community via cable television. After taking training and producing your video program, your show will play on channels 19 or 20. Channel 18 has video highlights and schedules of the Public Access programming running on channels 19 and 20. For more information, contact NWCT at (763) 533-8196 or visit:  www.nwct.org (Public Access Television – Produce your own show!)  www.twelve.tv (12 News, Sports Jam, Northwest Cities, Community Corner, Events/Sports)  www.nwsccc.org (City Meetings, Northwest Suburbs Cable Communications Commission) News You Can Use Community Focused Television 6 | Brooklyn Center Winter 2013 City Watch On October 28, 2013, the Brooklyn Center City Council recognized persons who were nominated for a Random Acts of Kindness award during 2013. This year there were 19 nominations received and a total of 21 certificates distributed. Some of the Random Acts that were submitted included: participate in EarthFest; support EMPOW-HER program; make the neighborhood bus stop safer; go the extra mile; engage in recreational activities with a care center; rescue the neighbor’s dogs; lend a helping hand to your neighbor (painting, mowing, snow blowing); share fresh produce with your neighbor; offer cold beverages and cookies to neighborhood street crews; serve free home-cooked weekly meals; preserve the environment; coordinate free meal opportunities; donate supplies and time to community programs and services; beautify the gardens; and transport residents to the clinic. The City Council extended its appreciation to all who participated in this year's Random Acts of Kindness recognition, to those making nominations, and especially to those who have contributed to the quality of life here in Brooklyn Center. Pictures of award recipients can be found on the City’s website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. Good Deeds Get Recognized Community Members Recognized for Acts of Kindness Show your holiday spirit this year by making a donation. The City of Brooklyn Center has partnered with Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP) in order to collect food, new toys, and gifts for donation to local families. Items will be accepted for collection at City Hall, Community Center, and BC Liquor Stores from December 2-18, 2013. Each year, CEAP helps hundreds of local families experience a brighter holiday season with food and gift donations. Winter can be an expensive time for Minnesota families. Heating bills, doctor visits for those pesky winter viruses, and car repairs can strain a household’s budget. Even buying small gifts for the holidays can have a big budget impact if you are out of work. For more information, contact Jim Glasoe at (763) 569-3407. ‘Tis the Season to Be Generous Support the Brooklyn Center Holiday Food and Toy Drive Random Acts of Kindness Nominees Kim Read, Kohl’s Store #51 Linda Hanka Mark Bonine, Superintendent ISD 286 Cheryl Jechorek, School Board Member ISD 286 Jerry Evans Joe Ericksen Amanda Shemon and North View Junior High Students Michael Nendza Ray Wagner Lois Dumonceaux Paulette Houglum, Grace Dinners Travis Bonovsky Paul Fusco Diane Sannes Jeffrey and DeLanna Delzer Brett Ellard Sandy McCormick Steve Thoennes Joan Thoennes Ruth Tate, Open Hands Paulette Houglum & friends of Grace Dinners receives Random Act of Kindness Award www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 7 Phil Cohen, affectionately known as Mr. Brooklyn Center, passed away November 3, 2013 at the age of 85. For more than 50 years, Phil Cohen served the community with passion, dedication, and a sense of humor. From 1960-1992, Phil was elected to the Brooklyn Center School Board, Brooklyn Center City Council, and served as Mayor for 12 years. Phil also held leadership positions with the Metropolitan Council and Minnesota League of Cities. His leadership in public service continued with the Lions and Rotary, and participation on almost every committee in the City including the Centennial and Earle Brown Days. We are grateful to Phil Cohen for his leadership and dedication to the community. Neighborhood Watch Groups Get Results Start Yours Today Festival Fun Begins with Planning Volunteer for Earle Brown Days Committee Volunteer to be part of the best event in Brooklyn Center- Earle Brown Days. The 2014 Earle Brown Days Festival will be held June 26-28, 2014. Join this fun committee and help plan and run activities and events. Volunteer opportunities include planning the Craft & Business Expo, Family Fun & Games, Honor Our Veterans, Parade, kids events, and fundraising. The committee meets at 4:30 pm the third Tuesday of the month at the Community Center. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Sue LaCrosse in the Recreation Division at (763) 569-3406. Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and most effective crime prevention programs in the country, bringing citizens together with law enforcement to deter crime and make communities safer. Sponsored by the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA), Neighborhood Watch can trace its roots back to the days of colonial settlements, when night watchmen patrolled the streets. The modern version of Neighborhood Watch was developed in response to requests from sheriffs and police chiefs who were looking for a crime prevention program that would involve citizens and address an increasing number of burglaries. If your neighborhood does not have a Neighborhood Watch Group, it is easy to start. There is safety in numbers, the more participants we have in this program, the more criminals we keep out of our city. Much of the success of public safety initiatives can be attributed to the residents and businesses who are the “eyes and ears” of the community and have reported suspicious activities to the Police Department. To start a neighborhood watch group, please contact Crime Prevention Specialist Becky Boie at (763) 503-3272 or bboie@ci.brooklyn- center.mn.us. By joining a watch group– you will receive updates on what’s happening in the city; receive crime watch signs; and have a great reason to get together with your neighbors, police and fire officials at least once a year. Neighborhood Watch Groups are sponsored by the City of Brooklyn Center and by the Brooklyn Center Crime Prevention Program. In Memory of Phil Cohen “Mr. Brooklyn Center” Philip Q. Cohen 1928—2013 8 | Brooklyn Center Winter 2013 City Watch 2013 Landscape and Garden Spotlight Thank you to the following property owners that participated in the Landscape and Garden Spotlight program this year, showing why Brooklyn Center is a great place to live. On October 14, 2013, the City Council recognized three properties, commending them for their dedication to beautifying not only their yard, but their neighborhoods. Swing by these eye-catching properties next summer and take a look at their inspiring landscape designs. 2107 71st Ave This corner property is sure to catch anyone’s eye with its wide variety of colorful flowers and plants! 1607 Woodbine Ln It all began with a rain garden as part of the 2011 reconstruction project! This one-of-a-kind front yard has a charming walkway winding through a variety of flowers and plants. 5733 Knox Ave Most of these pretty plants are lovingly cared for over the winter so they can be enjoyed each summer! 8 | Brooklyn Center Winter 2013 City Watch www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 9 Safe Cart Locations Please do not put your recycling or trash cart in the street. Carts in the street create safety hazards and nuisances. City snowplows may accidently hit the carts and spill trash and they interfere with the snow plowing efforts. They may also create obstacles or hazards for other vehicles. Locate your carts on or next to your driveway. 2014 Recycling Calendar is Coming The 2014 recycling collection calendar will be mailed to residents at the end of December. If for some reason you do not receive a recycling calendar, please call us at (763) 493-8006 or stop by City Hall. Cartons Are In Did you know that Cartons—milk cartons, juice boxes, and soup cartons— are made of paper, plastic and aluminum? Recyclers are able to separate the plastic and aluminum from the paper and recycle them. To recycle your cartons, simply rinse them to ensure they are empty, which will also help with potential odor problems. Then place the cartons in your recycling cart. The carton's paper fibers are a valuable resource for making new paper products and building materials. By recycling, your cartons are put back in business as some items you use every day! Continued next column... Recycling Updates— Rethink Recycling Boulevard Trees Need a Trim Crews Trimming This Winter Sharps Are Out Please keep needles and syringes, “sharps” out of the recycling to prevent needle stick injuries and transmission of diseases to recycling workers. Sharps are not recyclable and should never be placed in the recycling. The State of Minnesota allows sharps to be disposed of in trash receptacles if they are placed in a hard plastic container with a tight sealing lid, such as a laundry detergent bottle. Containers specifically for sharps disposal are also available at retail or online. Always label the disposal bottle: “SHARPS-DO NOT RECYCLE”. Throughout this winter, City crews will be trimming boulevard trees in parts of the city. The purpose of this trimming is to remove tree branches that are obstructing city streets, sidewalks, street signs or street lights. City crews may also prune dead or dangerous limbs. The primary objective of City tree trimming is to trim the street side of the tree to allow movement of the tallest pieces of street maintenance equipment on the streets. Property owners are responsible for aesthetic trimming; which they may do at any time. City Ordinances Sections 20 and 25 explain the City’s tree trimming policies and are available for viewing on the City website. If you have questions about the City’s boulevard tree maintenance program or procedures, please contact: Public Works Department (763) 585-7100 Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm 10 | Brooklyn Center Winter 2013 City Watch T he Bothersome Bed Bug A bed bug infestation in your home can be stressful and cause financial hardship. Bed bugs are small blood sucking insects that prefer to feed on human blood. Their name comes from their preferred habitat of beds or other interior areas where people sleep. Although bed bugs can bite and cause itching, they are not known to spread disease. Contrary to popular notion, a bed bug infestation is not a result of poor housekeeping. Bed bugs can enter your home without your knowledge through infested luggage, backpacks, purses, furniture, bedding, shoes or clothing. They can also travel between apartments through cracks in walls and floors. If you think you have bedbugs, don’t panic! Don’t throw out all of your things because most of them can be treated and saved. Throwing stuff out is expensive, may spread the bed bugs and could cause more stress. Bed bugs can be exterminated with a combination of do-it-yourself hard work and the services of a licensed pest control operator. Pest exterminators must be licensed by the State of Minnesota in order to use the pesticides needed to treat bed bugs. For more information about treating bed bugs, Search Bed Bugs on the City website. Bed Bugs are reddish brown and similar to the size of an apple seed Critter Corner— Living with Wildlife Source: Hennepin County Epidemiology, King County Public Health, US EPA Did you know? Bed bugs can live without food for over a year. Professional services and a combination of cleaning, pesticides, heat and disposal may be required If you must drive in snowy and icy road conditions, be sure to allow extra time for travel. The following safe driving techniques will help you safely arrive at your destination.  Check local news for weather and traffic reports, and watch electronic highway signs for up-to-date information. Watch for icy surfaces on bridges, even when the rest of the road seems to be in good condition. Bridge decks tend to ice up first.  Clear snow and ice from all windows and lights, and even the hood and roof, before driving.  Drive with your headlights on.  Drive slower than the posted speed limits, which are speeds intended for dry pavement. Maintain control of your vehicle and don’t use cruise control, which automatically accelerates at times.  Look farther ahead in traffic. Leave plenty of room between you and the vehicle in front of you, including snow plows. Stay back at least 10 car lengths (200 feet and don't pass on the right.  Don't pump anti-lock brakes if your car is equipped with anti-lock brakes. The right way is to "stomp and steer."  Use your blinkers and do not cut in front of vehicles and trucks, which take longer to stop.  Don't get overconfident with four-wheel drive. Four- wheel drive helps you get going quicker but it won't help you stop any faster. Many drivers are nervous about driving in winter weather conditions. Being patient with other drivers will promote safer driving habits, as well as improve your mental health while driving. Safe Winter Driving- Tips to Keep You Safe www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 11 Shingle Creek is approximately eleven miles long and collects drainage from 43 square miles in nine cities in Hennepin County. Shingle Creek has been designated as an Impaired Water by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Environmental Protection Agency because of high levels of chloride contamination. Many other streams and lakes in the metro area also have elevated chloride concentrations in their water, and state and federal agencies now recognize that chloride contamination of water is a major issue throughout the “Snowbelt.” Most of the chloride comes from road salt. Cities, counties, and the state transportation department apply road salt throughout the winter season to control ice buildup on roads. About 85 percent of the chloride in Shingle Creek is estimated to come from those sources. Private applicators cleaning parking lots, walkways, or private streets account for up to 10 percent of this chloride. The remaining amount comes from groundwater, individual homeowners, and other smaller sources. Minnesotans have high expectations for snow and ice control. Snowplow drivers take pride in cleaning streets and highways as quickly and efficiently as possible. Therefore, a lot of salt is used, which ends up in our lakes, streams and wetlands. Cities, Hennepin County and MnDOT are all required to reduce salt usage for snow and ice removal activities. These organizations are also researching and investing in new technology and materials to reduce salt usage without compromising public safety. You can help reduce chloride contamination by:  Shoveling or plowing first – less snow build up means less ice  Only using salt when necessary and where needed such as on slopes or high traffic areas  Trying alternative products such as calcium magnesium acetate (CMA)  Reading Labels – Know what you are applying and the effects of exposure. Some chemicals damage metal and concrete, kill lawns, and harm pets. Let It Snow- But Help Us Keep the Streets Clear & Safe The City of Brooklyn Center receives high marks for snow clearing activities. Cooperation of residents and businesses is key to the timely and safe clearing of streets and sidewalks. Street snow removal operations typically begin when there is more than 2.5 inches of snowfall or if other conditions warrant plowing. Sidewalk snow removal begins with one-inch or more of snowfall. Crews begin plowing as soon as the storm subsides. The City streets are divided into ten districts, with plows assigned to each district. The arterial streets will be cleared first, followed by the residential streets. The snow plow must make several passes up and down the street to remove the snow– two to clear the center and two or more to widen the street from gutter to gutter. Because plowing routes are long, it may be one hour or more between the clearing pass and the final widening pass. We apologize in advance for plugged driveways, which are unavoidable side effects of well-plowed streets and sidewalks. To reduce the frustration of shoveling out the end of your driveway twice, we suggest you wait until the street is plowed to its full width. Please help keep fire hydrants clear of snow. In the event of a fire, valuable time may be lost if the fire department has to locate or remove snow from a hydrant. Please remind your children not to build snow forts or play in the snow piles made by the plows. The plow Continued page 12... A Low Salt Diet for Shingle Creek- Reduce Use of Road Salt 12 | Brooklyn Center Winter 2013 City Watch City Council Meetings City Council Regular Session meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 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 Emergency & Non-Emergency 911 Officer Assistance 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 Storm Water Pollution Prevention Annual Meeting Announced Please join us to learn about the City’s Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm in the Brooklyn Center Council Chambers at City Hall, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway. In accordance with the General Permit for the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System/State Disposal System Permit Program, City staff will present an overview of the program and report on the implementation of storm water best management practices. An opportunity to ask questions and provide public comment will be available after the presentation. The Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program documents are available for public review in the Engineering Division office at City Hall between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Let It Snow continued… operators often cannot see children in the snow banks, and they could be buried in the snow or seriously hurt. The City will repair or replace properly installed mailboxes that are damaged by direct contact with snow removal equipment. The City will not assume responsibility for damage simply caused from snow pressure or improper installation or maintenance. The boulevard area, generally 10-15 feet from the edge of the street, is reserved for snow storage and utilities. The City will not repair or replace items damaged in the boulevard during snowplowing operations. To report an unsafe icy road condition, please call the Public Works Maintenance Facility at (763) 585-7100 Monday-Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. For after-hour emergencies, please call 911. Community Activities, Recreation & Services Department 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center MN 55430 763-569-3400 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org Architect’s rendition of the Centennial Civic & Veterans Memorial Amphitheater See page 22 for brick paver information. 14 WALK-IN Register at the Community Center. PHONE-IN Please have your Visa or MasterCard number ready. Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. MAIL Use form on bottom of page. For your protection, we do not accept credit card payments through the mail or by fax. Mail form & check to: Brooklyn Center Recreation Department 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. Make check payable to City of Brooklyn Center. Visa and MasterCard accepted. REGISTRATION INFORMATION ONLINE  www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org  On Homepage select Parks & Recreation button. Under News & Events on right hand side, select Register Online. If You’ve Taken a Class With Us  You already have a login ID and family account PIN number. If you need assistance, call 763-569-3400. Set Up An Account  In person at the Community Center  Call 763-569-3400  Fill out and submit the online registration account form at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org; select parks & recreation » recreation » register online. Mail-In Registration Form (Use separate form for each person.) Name Male ____ Female ____ Birth Date Grade Address City Zip Code Phone H) (____) W) (____) C) (____) Master Contact E-Mail Activity # Activity Name Activity # Activity Name Parent/Guardian Name Amount Paid Special Needs (including food allergies): For swim lessons, indicate swim level _____. NO NON-RESIDENT FEES Unlike many of our neighboring communities, Brooklyn Center Recreation Department does not charge non-resident fees for any of our programs, classes or community center memberships. COMMUNITY CENTER 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway 763-569-3400 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org OFFICE HOURS Monday-Saturday - 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday - 12:30 - 5:00 p.m. HOW TO CONTACT US Recreation Director Jim Glasoe 763-569-3407 Program Supervisors Joe Ericksen 763-569-3382 Sue LaCrosse 763-569-3406 Kelly Mertes 763-569-3405 Aquatic Supervisors Kirsten Jankovich 763-569-3317 Natalie Ramirez 763-569-3317 LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION SERVICES If you or someone you know are in need of translation services in order to register for recreation classes or community center memberships, language translation services are available (in person only) at the Community Center. With the help of Language Line, we can provide interpreting service in over 100 languages. Language Line is a service that connects human interpreters via telephone to individuals who wish to speak to each other but do not share a common language. This service is provided free of charge. Registration Begins December 10 15 LIABILITY  Request for refunds must be made at least 24 hours before first class.  If you need to cancel after the first class, make your request 24 hours before the second class.  No refunds will be issued after the second class.  No refunds on Boomers & Beyond programs and Community Tripsters after the registration deadline.  Requests for refunds for Holiday, Lifeguard Training and one day classes must be made at least 8 days before the class start date.  Refunds will be prorated and cancellation fee will be deducted.  A $5 cancellation fee will be charged per class, activity or membership up to $200.00.  For classes, activities and memberships over $200.00, 3% of the fee will be deducted from the refund.  No refunds given on classes or activities of $5 or less.  Refunds for classes paid with a credit card using online registration will be refunded by check; please allow 2-3 weeks.  Refunds for classes, activities and memberships paid with a credit card at the Community Center either in person or by phone are credited to same credit card.  Refunds for classes, activities and memberships paid by cash or check are refunded by check; please allow 2-3 weeks.  If classes or activities are canceled by the recreation department, a full refund will be issued. POLICIES & REFUND INFORMATION  Auxiliary Aids - Auxiliary aids for persons with disabilities are available upon request at least 96 hours in advance. Persons with hearing or speech impairment are served by the MN Relay Service, 711 (TTY/Voice).  Art/Cooking/Holiday Classes - Children in art and cooking classes should dress in old clothes and/or bring a paint shirt or apron.  Discipline - Children who do not follow the rules set by the instructor will be given one warning. If they choose not to follow the rules a second time, they will not be allowed to return. No money will be refunded.  Financial Assistance - For Brooklyn Center resident children who could not otherwise take a class due to financial reasons. Request and registration must be made in person at the Community Center.  Inclement Weather - If classes or recreation activities are canceled due to inclement weather, we will attempt to make them up. For a recorded message about activity cancellations, call 763-569-3442.  Fees - We cannot prorate activity fees.  Late Pickup Fee - If a child is not picked up immediately after class, $5 fee is charged for every 10 minutes after class ending time.  Missed Lessons - We know sometimes conflicts may occur in your schedule. Missed lessons will not be made up.  Participant Substitutions - Substitutions are not allowed. You cannot sign up one child and replace him/her with a sibling or friend.  Photograph Notice - Staff takes pictures of program participants to use for publicity purposes. Photos may appear in the brochure, on the website or other marketing publications.  Spectators - Class attendance is limited to participants. Spectators, including parents, siblings and friends, are not allowed except with permission. The Community Activities, Recreation and Services Department does not provide accident insurance for participants in any of its programs. Participants assume all inherent risk of injury from their involvement in programs or activities. NOTE REFUND INFORMATION Registration Information ...... .. 14 Policies & Refund Information.. 15 Aquatics/Swim Lessons ....... … 16-19 Children ............................... .. 20 Teen ..................................... 21 Adaptive Recreation ............. .. 21 Amphitheater Buy A Brick .. 22 Adult Sports ......................... 22 Adult Fitness ........................ .. 23-26 Pottery .................................. 26 Boomers & Beyond .............. .. 27-29 Community Tripsters ........... .. 30 Special Interest ..................... 31 Centerbrook Golf Course ..... 32-33 Parks..................................... 34 Community Center Hours/Rates.. 35 SilverSneakers®/Silver&Fit® Back Page In This Issue 16 AQUATICS American Red Cross swim classes for all ages. Classes held at Brooklyn Center Community Center. If you have questions about aquatics activities, lessons or what level to place your child, call Natalie at 763-569-3317. Winter Session Spring Session Monday Jan. 13-Mar. 17 Monday Mar. 24-June 2 (No class May 26) Tuesday Jan. 14-Mar. 18 Tuesday Mar. 25-May 27 Wednesday Jan. 15-Mar. 19 Wednesday Mar. 26-May 28 Thursday Jan. 16-Mar. 20 Thursday Mar. 27-May 39 Friday Jan. 17-Mar. 21 Friday Mar. 28-May 30 Saturday Jan. 11-Mar. 15 Saturday Mar. 22-May 31 (No class May 24) SWIM LESSONS - CHILDREN Ages 4 and older. Children may be tested the first day to assure correct swim level. Average ratio 5 students/instructor. Parents do not accompany child in water. Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Swim Level Activity # Tues. Jan. 14 5:10 p.m. 1-5 15688 Tues. Jan. 14 5:45 p.m. 1-5 15689 Tues. Jan. 14 6:20 p.m. 1-6 15690 Tues. Jan. 14 6:55 p.m. 1-6 15691 Tues. Jan. 14 7:30 p.m. 1-5 15692 Thurs. Jan. 16 5:10 p.m. 1-5 15693 Thurs. Jan. 16 5:45 p.m. 1-5 15694 Thurs. Jan. 16 6:20 p.m. 1-5 15695 Thurs. Jan. 16 6:55 p.m. 1-6 15696 Thurs. Jan. 16 7:30 p.m. 1-6 15697 Sat. Jan. 11 9:00 a.m. 1-6 15698 Sat. Jan. 11 9:35 a.m. 1-5 15699 Sat. Jan. 11 10:10 a.m. 1-5 15700 Sat. Jan. 11 10:45 a.m. 1-6 15701 Sat. Jan. 11 11:20 a.m. 1-6 15702 Tues. Mar. 25 5:10 p.m. 1-5 15703 Tues. Mar. 25 5:45 p.m. 1-5 15704 Tues. Mar. 25 6:20 p.m. 1-6 15705 Tues. Mar. 25 6:55 p.m. 1-6 15706 Tues. Mar. 25 7:30 p.m. 1-5 15707 Thurs. Mar. 27 5:10 p.m. 1-5 15708 Thurs. Mar. 27 5:45 p.m. 1-5 15709 Thurs. Mar. 27 6:20 p.m. 1-5 15710 Thurs. Mar. 27 6:55 p.m. 1-6 15711 Thurs. Mar. 27 7:30 p.m. 1-6 15712 Sat. Mar. 22 9:00 a.m. 1-6 15713 Sat. Mar. 22 9:35 a.m. 1-5 15714 Sat. Mar. 22 10:10 a.m. 1-5 15715 Sat. Mar. 22 10:45 a.m. 1-6 15716 Sat. Mar. 22 11:20 a.m. 1-6 15717 SWIM LESSONS - CHILDREN - Extended Swim Registration Fee $68.50/10 Lessons May swim before or after class between 4:30-8:00 p.m. Day Begins Time Swim Level Activity # Wed. Jan. 15 5:00 p.m. 1-4 15718 Wed. Jan. 15 5:35 p.m. 1-4 15719 Wed. Jan. 15 6:10 p.m. 2-6 15720 Wed. Jan. 15 6:45 p.m. 1-4 15721 Wed. Mar. 26 5:00 p.m. 1-4 15722 Wed. Mar. 26 5:35 p.m. 1-4 15723 Wed. Mar. 26 6:10 p.m. 2-6 15724 Wed. Mar. 26 6:45 p.m. 1-4 15725 SWIM LESSONS - CHILDREN AFTERNOON Ages 4-18. May be tested the first day to assure correct swim level. We will try to accommodate specific times; may be changes on first day due to level enrollment. Registration Fee $68.50/10 Lessons with extended swim. May swim before or after class between 1-5:00 p.m. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Swim Level Activity # Mon. Jan. 13 1:30 p.m. 1-3 15726 Mon. Jan. 13 2:05 p.m. 1-3 15727 Mon. Jan. 13 2:40 p.m. 4-6 15728 Mon. Jan. 13 3:15 p.m. 1-3 15729 Mon. Jan. 13 3:50 p.m. 4-6 15730 Tues. Jan. 14 2:05 p.m. 1-3 15731 Tues. Jan. 14 2:40 p.m. 4-6 15732 Tues. Jan. 14 3:15 p.m. 1-3 15733 Tues. Jan. 14 4:00 p.m. 2-4 15734 Tues. Jan. 14 4:35 p.m. 1-3 15735 Mon. Mar. 24 1:30 p.m. 1-3 15736 Mon. Mar. 24 2:05 p.m. 1-3 15737 Mon. Mar. 24 2:40 p.m. 4-6 15738 Mon. Mar. 24 3:15 p.m. 1-3 15739 Mon. Mar. 24 3:50 p.m. 4-6 15740 Tues. Mar. 25 2:05 p.m. 1-3 15741 Tues. Mar. 25 2:40 p.m. 4-6 15742 Tues. Mar. 25 3:15 p.m. 1-3 15743 Tues. Mar. 25 4:00 p.m. 2-4 15744 Tues. Mar. 25 4:35 p.m. 1-3 15745 CHILDREN T.G.I.F. FAMILY NIGHT FUN FLOATS Every Friday! 5-8:00 p.m. Thank goodness it’s Friday! For unsinkable fun, bring your favorite fun float to the pool - inner tubes, air mattresses, beach balls, floating animals, & noodles. Daily admission prices apply! See page 35. Extended swim students need to check in at the front desk! 17 Aquatics continued SWIM LESSONS - TINY TOTS Ages 1-2. Join us for a class introducing toddlers to the water. Parent must accompany child in the water. Child must wear a swim diaper. Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Jan. 14 5:45 p.m. 15754 Tues. Jan. 14 6:20 p.m. 15755 Thurs. Jan. 16 6:20 p.m. 15756 Thurs. Jan. 16 6:55 p.m. 15757 Sat. Jan. 11 9:00 a.m. 15758 Sat. Jan. 11 10:45 a.m. 15759 Tues. Mar. 25 5:45 p.m. 15760 Tues. Mar. 25 6:20 p.m. 15761 Thurs. Mar. 27 6:20 p.m. 15762 Thurs. Mar. 27 6:55 p.m. 15763 Sat. Mar. 22 9:00 a.m. 15764 Sat. Mar. 22 10:45 a.m. 15765 SWIM LESSONS - PRESCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN Minimum age 4. Children may swim before or after class between 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the wading pool or with an adult in the shallow end of the pool. (If parent wishes to swim, they pay daily admission fee of $4.75/time.) Registration Fee $68.50/10 Lessons with extended swim. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Swim Level Activity # Thurs. Jan. 16 10:10 a.m. 1-2 15746 Thurs. Jan. 16 11:20 a.m. 1-2 15747 Fri. Jan. 17 10:10 a.m. 1-2 15748 Fri. Jan. 17 11:20 a.m. 1-2 15749 Thurs. Mar. 27 10:10 a.m. 1-2 15750 Thurs. Mar. 27 11:20 a.m. 1-2 15751 Fri. Mar. 28 10:10 a.m. 1-2 15752 Fri. Mar. 28 11:20 a.m. 1-2 15753 SWIM LESSON LEVELS Level 1: Introduces floating, kicking, gliding arm & leg action & breath control. Focus on becoming safe & comfortable in water & work on beginner skills. Level 2: Introduces fundamentals of front crawl & elementary backstroke. Must pass level 1 or able to float on their front & back. Level 3: Builds on skills of level 2. Focus on stroke development as participants learn to survival float, swim front crawl, diving skills, & elementary backstroke. Scissors & dolphin kicks introduced. Learn fundamentals of treading water. Level 4: Breaststroke, butterfly, front crawl, back crawl, backstroke, & safety skills. Learn scissors kick & develop endurance. Must be able to swim 30 meters - front crawl & elementary backstroke. Level 5: Must pass level 4 or swim 50 meters - front crawl, elementary backstroke & demonstrate sidestroke. Refine key strokes flip turns, & dives. Level 6: Must swim 25 meters - breaststroke, sidestroke, back crawl, butterfly; 75 meters-front & elementary backstroke. Focus on completing 500 meters of continuous swimming using all strokes. SWIM LESSONS - PARENT AND TOT Ages 2-3. Water adjustment and beginning swim lessons for children. Parent must accompany child in the water. Child must wear a swim diaper. Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Jan. 14 6:20 p.m. 15772 Thurs. Jan. 16 6:20 p.m. 15773 Sat. Jan. 11 10:10 a.m. 15774 Tues. Mar. 25 6:20 p.m. 15775 Thurs. Mar. 27 6:20 p.m. 15776 Sat. Mar. 22 10:10 a.m. 15777 SWIM LESSONS - LIL’ TOTS Ages 3-4. Check out this class for your preschooler specifically designed for their comfort level & needs! Great start to lessons. Limit 4 participants/class. Classes 30 min. Registration Fee $68.50/10 Lessons with Extended Swim May swim before or after class Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Jan. 14 1:30 p.m. 15778 Thurs. Jan. 16 10:45 a.m. 15779 Fri. Jan. 17 9:00 a.m. 15780 Tues. Mar. 25 1:30 p.m. 15781 Thurs. Mar. 27 10:45 a.m. 15782 Fri. Mar. 28 9:00 a.m. 15783 Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons Tues. Jan. 14 5:10 p.m. 15784 Tues. Jan. 14 5:45 p.m. 15785 Tues. Jan. 14 6:55 p.m. 15786 Thurs. Jan. 16 5:45 p.m. 15787 Thurs. Jan. 16 6:55 p.m. 15788 Sat. Jan. 11 9:35 a.m. 15789 Sat. Jan. 11 10:10 a.m. 15790 Sat. Jan. 11 10:45 a.m. 15791 Sat. Jan. 11 11:20 a.m. 15792 Tues. Mar. 25 5:10 p.m. 15793 Tues. Mar. 25 5:45 p.m. 15794 Tues. Mar. 25 6:55 p.m. 15795 Thurs. Mar. 27 5:45 p.m. 15796 Thurs. Mar. 27 6:55 p.m. 15797 Sat. Mar. 22 9:35 a.m. 15798 Sat. Mar. 22 10:10 a.m. 15799 Sat. Mar. 22 10:45 a.m. 15800 Sat. Mar. 22 11:20 a.m. 15801 SWIM LESSONS - TINY TOTS/PARENT & TOT COMBINATION CLASS Ages 1-3. Parent must accompany child in water. Child must wear swim diaper. Registration Fee $68.50/10 Lessons with extended swim. May swim before or after class. *Tues. class may swim after class only. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues*. Jan. 14 6:55 p.m. 15766 Thurs. Jan. 16 9:35 a.m. 15767 Fri. Jan. 17 10:45 a.m. 15768 Tues.* Mar. 25 6:55 p.m. 15769 Thurs. Mar. 27 9:35 a.m. 15770 Fri. Mar. 28 10:45 a.m. 15771 AQUA TOTS Extended swim students need to check in at the front desk! 18 Aquatics continued DIVING - SPRINGBOARD 1 Introduction to Springboard Diving Try your first dives from poolside & board! Explore take offs, entries, diving positions, and basic body control. Prerequisite: Pass Level 2 swimming or test out. Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Jan. 14 7:30 p.m. 15802 Thurs. Jan. 16 7:30 p.m. 16051 Sat. Jan. 11 9:00 a.m. 15803 Tues. Mar. 25 7:30 p.m. 15804 Thurs. Mar. 27 7:30 p.m. 16052 Sat. Mar. 22 9:00 a.m. 15805 SWIM LESSONS - TEENS Ages 11-18. Designed for beginners. Build your confidence in the water. Focus is on individual needs and everyone is welcome. Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Thurs. Jan. 16 6:55 p.m. 15821 Sat. Jan. 11 11:20 a.m. 15822 Thurs. Mar. 27 6:55 p.m. 15823 Sat. Mar. 22 11:20 a.m. 15824 WATER SAFETY AIDE Ages 12 & up with level 6 swim ability. Interested in teaching swim lessons? Learn the skills & techniques to aid in the instruction of quality lessons. Work with experienced instructors during swim lessons as an apprentice. Materials included. Registration Fee $85.00/10 Lessons. Classes 1 hour. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Jan. 14 5:45 p.m. 15814 Thurs. Jan. 16 6:20 p.m. 15815 Sat. Jan. 11 9:35 a.m. 15816 Tues. Mar. 25 5:45 p.m. 15817 Thurs. Mar. 27 6:20 p.m. 15818 Sat. Mar. 22 9:35 a.m. 15819 By arrangement; Natalie 763-569-3317. Activity #15820. SWIM LESSONS - ADULT & SENIOR ADULT - BEGINNER Ages 16 & older. Class will help you gain confidence & basic skills, including gliding, floating, and strokes. All skill levels welcome. Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Thurs. Jan. 16 9:00 a.m. 15825 Sat. Jan. 11 9:35 a.m. 15826 Sat. Jan. 11 11:20 a.m. 15827 Thurs. Mar. 27 9:00 a.m. 15828 Sat. Mar. 22 9:35 a.m. 15829 Sat. Mar. 22 11:20 a.m. 15830 Registration Fee $68.50/10 Lessons with Extended Swim May swim after class from 8-9:00 p.m. Tues. Jan. 14 7:30 p.m. 15831 Thurs. Jan. 16 7:30 p.m. 15832 Tues. Mar. 25 7:30 p.m. 15833 Thurs. Mar. 27 7:30 p.m. 15834 SWIM LESSONS - ADULT & SENIOR ADULT - INTERMEDIATE Have you taken lessons before but would like to learn more skills? Focus is on endurance and stroke development. Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Fri. Jan. 17 9:35 a.m. 15835 Fri. Mar. 28 9:35 a.m. 15836 Registration Fee $68.50/10 Lessons with Extended Swim May swim after class from 8-9:00 p.m. Tues. Jan. 14 7:30 p.m. 15837 Tues. Mar. 25 7:30 p.m. 15838 SWIM LESSONS - ADULT WOMEN ONLY Want to learn to swim, but are nervous to try? This class is for you! Learn in a fun, relaxed atmosphere with a female instructor. Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Sat. Jan. 11 9:00 a.m. 15839 Sat. Mar. 22 9:00 a.m. 15840 Registration Fee $68.50/10 Lessons with Extended Swim May swim after class from 8-9:00 p.m. Tues. Jan. 14 7:30 p.m. 15841 Thurs. Jan. 16 7:30 p.m. 15842 Tues. Mar. 25 7:30 p.m. 15843 Thurs. Mar. 27 7:30 p.m. 15844 SPECIALTY CLASSES TEEN & ADULT DIVING - SPRINGBOARD 2 Diving Improvement Develop better diving through better technique! Learn a forward approach & back press, higher take offs & cleaner entries. Flips and twists introduced! Prerequisites: Front & Back dives from the board, pass Diving 1 or test out. Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Thurs. Jan. 16 6:55 p.m. 15806 Sat. Jan. 11 10:45 a.m. 15807 Thurs. Mar. 27 6:55 p.m. 15808 Sat. Mar. 22 10:45 a.m. 15809 DIVING - SPRINGBOARD 3 Diving Refinement Develop a personal repertoire of dives - forward, back, inward, reverse & twisting dives in all positions. Faster twists and rotations with a focus on scoring! Prerequisite: Pass Diving 2 or test out. Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Sat. Jan. 11 11:20 a.m. 15810 Sat. Mar. 22 11:20 a.m. 15811 COMPETITIVE Want to join a swim team? Stroke analysis and development, speed turns, & basic fitness emphasized. Minimum swim level 5. Registration Fee $68.50/10 Lessons with Extended Swim. May swim after class, 8-9 p.m. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Wed. Jan. 15 7:20 p.m. 15812 Wed. Mar. 26 7:20 p.m. 15813 Extended swim students need to check in at the front desk! 19 SWIM LESSONS — PRIVATE Minimum age 5. One-on-one instruction. Whether to improve specific stroke techniques, conquer a fear of water, gain confidence, or focus on advanced skills, they are designed to meet individual needs of you or your child. Missed lessons not be made up. Registration deadline is 2 days before class start date. Registration Fee $185.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Jan. 14 5:10 p.m. 15880 Wed. Jan. 15 5:00 p.m. 15881 Wed. Jan. 15 6:45 p.m. 15882 Thurs. Jan. 16 5:10 p.m. 15883 Thurs. Jan. 16 7:30 p.m. 15884 Sat. Jan. 11 11:20 a.m. 15885 Sat. Jan. 11 12:00 p.m. 15886 Tues. Mar. 25 5:10 p.m. 15887 Wed. Mar. 26 5:00 p.m. 15888 Wed. Mar. 26 6:45 p.m. 15889 Thurs. Mar. 27 5:10 p.m. 15890 Thurs. Mar. 27 7:30 p.m. 15891 Sat. Mar. 22 11:20 a.m. 15892 Sat. Mar. 22 12:00 p.m. 15893 LIFEGUARD TRAINING - American Red Cross Minimum age 15 on or before completion of class. Emphasis on victim recognition, surveillance & equipment -based rescues. Requirements: •Must swim 300 yards continuously using these strokes in the following order: 100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, flutter kick (rhythmic breathing can be performed either by breathing to the side or to the front);100 yards of breaststroke using a pull, breath, kick and glide sequence;100 yards of either the front crawl or breaststroke. The 100 yards may be a combination of front crawl or breaststroke. No time requirement for this skill. •Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point while maintaining two hands on the object and exit water without using a ladder or steps within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Registration Fee $225.00, includes book, Standard First Aid & CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Registration accepted immediately. Attendance at all classes required. No refunds 8 days before class start date.  Activity #15894 - Fri. Jan. 17, 5-10:00 p.m.; Sat & Sun., Jan. 18 & 19, 1-9 p.m.; Mon., Jan. 20, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.  Activity #15895 - Fri., Feb. 21 & 28, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 22, Mar. 1, & Sun., Feb. 23, 1-8:00 p.m.  Activity #15896 - Fri., April 4 & 11, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Sat., April 5, 12, & Sun., April 6, 1-8:00 p.m.  Activity #15897 - Fri., May 2 & 9, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Sat., May 3, 10 & Sun., May 4, 1-8:00 p.m.  Activity #15898 - Fri., May 30 & June 6, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Sat., May 31, June 7 & Sun., June 1, 1-8:00 p.m. SWIM LESSONS — ADAPTIVE/AQUA BUDDIES For children & adults with physical or developmental disabilities or Autism. Ratio is one student/instructor. Missed lessons will not be made up. Registration deadline is two days before class start date. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Registration Fee $51.50/5 Lessons (Inst. Jean) Sat. Jan. 11 9:00 a.m. 15845 Sat. Jan. 11 9:35 a.m. 15846 Sat. Jan. 11 10:10 a.m. 15847 Sat. Jan. 11 10:45 a.m. 15848 Sat. Jan. 11 11:20 a.m. 15849 Registration Fee $103.00/10 Lessons Tues. Jan. 14 5:10 p.m. 15850 Tues. Jan. 14 6:55 p.m. 15851 Tues. Jan. 14 7:30 p.m. 15852 Wed. Jan. 15 6:45 p.m. 15853 Thurs. Jan. 16 5:10 p.m. 15854 Thurs. Jan. 16 7:30 p.m. 15855 Sat. Jan. 11 9:00 a.m. 15856 Sat. Jan. 11 9:35 a.m. 15857 Sat. Jan. 11 11:20 a.m. 15858 Sat. Jan. 11 12:00 p.m. 15859 Registration Fee $51.50/5 Lessons (Inst. Jean) No class March 22 Sat. Feb. 22 9:00 a.m. 15860 Sat. Feb. 22 9:35 a.m. 15861 Sat. Feb. 22 10:10 a.m. 15862 Sat. Feb. 22 10:45 a.m. 15863 Sat. Feb. 22 11:20 a.m. 15864 Registration Fee $103.00/10 Lessons Tues. Mar. 25 5:10 p.m. 15865 Tues. Mar. 25 6:55 p.m. 15866 Tues. Mar. 25 7:30 p.m. 15867 Wed. Mar. 26 6:45 p.m. 15868 Thurs. Mar. 27 5:10 p.m. 15869 Thurs. Mar. 27 7:30 p.m. 15870 Sat. Mar. 22 9:00 a.m. 15871 Sat. Mar. 22 9:35 a.m. 15872 Sat. Mar. 22 11:20 a.m. 15873 Sat. Mar. 22 12:00 p.m. 15874 Registration Fee $51.50/5 Lessons (Inst. Jean) No class April 19 Sat. April 12 9:00 a.m. 15875 Sat. April 12 9:35 a.m. 15876 Sat. April 12 10:10 a.m. 15877 Sat. April 12 10:45 a.m. 15878 Sat. April 12 11:20 a.m. 15879 Aquatics continued ADAPTIVE PRIVATE POOL & WATER SLIDE GROUP RENTAL For information or to schedule a group pool rental, call Kirsten at 763-569-3317. Featuring: 50 meter pool, 150´ water slide, diving boards. Lifeguards on duty. LIFEGUARD TRAINING 20 CHILDREN GYMNASTICS PROGRAM Program uses a skill progression of classes designed to provide participants a safe, comfortable advancement in gymnastics. Most students participate in a class 2 -3 times before progressing to next level. Spectators not permitted in class. Parents welcome to attend the last day of class. Questions, call Sue at 763-569-3406. GYMNASTICS – PRESCHOOL Boys & girls ages 4-5. Great opportunity to learn basic balance, coordination and motor skills in a fun setting. Children will be taught tumbling skills, including forward & backward rolls, cartwheels and headstands and introduced to balance beam, uneven bars and vault. Ratio 8 students/instructor. No class May 3. Registration Fee $44.00/9 Sessions. Classes 45 min. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Sat. Mar. 8 9:30 a.m. Park Center 15899 Thurs. Mar. 13 6:30 p.m. Park Center 15900 GYMNASTICS – GIRLS BEGINNING Girls ages 6-10 who have had little or no gymnastics experience. Learn basic tumbling skills such as rolls, cartwheels, walkovers and headstands. Simple skills on the beam, vault and uneven bars will be taught. No class May 3. Registration Fee $48.00/9 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Sat. Mar. 8 10:25 a.m. Park Center 15901 Thurs. Mar. 13 7:25 p.m. Park Center 15902 GYMNASTICS – GIRLS INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED Girls ages 6-10 who have passed Girls Beginning or are able to do the following skills: Floor - forward and backward roll, cartwheel, headstand; Beam - walk forward and back, front support and mount, squat turn, forward roll; Vault -s traddle, hip squat; Bars - back hip circle, single leg cut, pull over to front support. Placed into two groups based on ability. No class May 3. Registration Fee $48.00/9 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Sat. Mar. 8 11:35 a.m. Park Center 15903 SKATING RINKS Skating season typically runs from December 15- February 15. It could be earlier or later depending on weather conditions. Warming houses and rinks may close in inclement weather. Locations With Warming Houses Hours - Monday-Friday, 4-9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 1 -9:00 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5:00 p.m. Weekday holidays, 1-9:00 p.m. In case of inclement weather, call 763-569-3442. Centennial Park West, 6254 Brooklyn Drive Evergreen Park, 7112 Bryant Avenue Locations Without Warming Houses Ice on these rinks will be maintained only; no supervision. Bellvue Park, 801 - 55th Avenue Grandview Park, 1600 - 59thAvenue Kylawn Park, 6015 Kyle Avenue Northport Park, 5512 Sailor Lane West Palmer Park, 7110 Palmer Lake Drive Willow Lane Park, 4800 - 69th Avenue BROOKLYN CENTER LITTLE LEAGUE BC LITTLE LEAGUE (Formerly American) Questions, call Debbie 763-232-7935 or Tim 651-724-3170. T-Ball Ages 4-5; Baseball Ages 6-12 - Boys & girls. League age determined by child’s age on April 30, 2014. Bring to registration: Medical info, proof of residence & birth certificate. Boundaries Include The Following Schools - Birch Grove, Crestview, Edinbrook, Evergreen Park, Fair Oaks, Garden City, Jackson Middle, Monroe, Oxbow (south of 109), Palmer Lake, Park Brook, Riverview, Woodland and Zanewood. (Boundary map available at registration.) Registration Dates/Times - Saturday, February 22 & March 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at BC American Legion; Saturday, March 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Champlin American Legion; Thursday, March 13 & 20, 6-8 p.m. at Palmer Lake VFW. Fees - See our new website at www.bclittleleague.com NATIONAL LITTLE LEAGUE Questions, call Bob 763-442-3668 or Nancy 763-442-3224. T-Ball Ages 5-7; Baseball Ages 7-12 - Boys & girls. League age is determined by child’s age on April 30, 2014. Boundaries - Brooklyn Center residents attending Earle Brown, Northport, Lakeview and 6th graders attending Sandburg Middle School. Minneapolis residents living 53rd Ave N south to Dowling Ave, Mississippi River west to Penn Ave. Registration Dates/Times - Saturday, February 8 & 22, and March 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & Tuesday, March 11, 6-8 p.m. at Brooklyn Center Community Center. If it is your first time registering, birth certificate required. Fees - Baseball - $100 first child, $70 each additional child living in the same household; T-Ball - $50 first child, $40 each additional child living in the same household. BROOKLYN AREA BABE RUTH BASEBALL Ages 13-19. For Brooklyn Center & Brooklyn Park residents. House teams typically play 14 games plus tournaments. Season May-July. Reduced early bird prices with online registration January 1-29. www.eteamz.com/babr HOME ALONE SAFETY CLASS - April 18 Ages 9-12. There is no magic age at which children develop the maturity and good sense needed to stay alone. This class will help prepare them to be alone for short periods of time, before or after school or while you run errands. They’ll make a first-aid kit and learn basic first-aid techniques. Programs include personal and home safety, internet safety, phone skills, fire safety, escape plans, what to do in severe weather, snack ideas, appropriate activities and more! Pizza lunch provided. Children will swim the last hour; bring swimsuit & towel. Class is a partnership with the Brooklyn Center Recreation, Police & Fire Departments, Meets 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Class limit 20. Registration Fee $15.00/1 Session. Class 7 hours. Registration Deadline: Monday, April 14. Day Date Time Location Activity # Fri. April 18 9:00 a.m. CC 15904 NEW! 21 ADAPTIVE “CHALLENGER CUBS” Baseball for Special Needs Boys & girls ages 5-18 who are mentally or physically disabled. For information on becoming a player or a buddy, contact Sandy at 763-566-4347. OPEN GYM Grades 7-12. Stay active all year round! Get some of your friends together and head over to the Brooklyn Center Youth Recreation Center, 6500 Humboldt Avenue North. The Brooklyn Center Police and Community Activities, Recreation and Services (CARS) Departments will be hosting weekly free open gym sessions. Thursdays from 3:10-5:00 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 Joe at 763-569-3400. Note: Please remember to respect the facility and those who visit! No fighting, abusive/offensive language will be tolerated. TEEN 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 Adaptive Recreation programs and Inclusion services are available though REACH for Resources. REACH is an agency which serves individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in Western Hennepin County. Services include adaptive recreation, independent living support and counseling. For information and registration procedures, call Sarah or Beth at 952-988-4177 or go to reachforresources.org. Inclusion Support for All Ages REACH provides inclusion facilitators for children and adults with disabilities who would like to participate in their city’s recreation programs. Registration is through your recreation department. After registering, contact Reach For Resources to discuss needs/accommodations for yourself or your child. Minimum of 2 weeks notice required for a successful inclusion. Adaptive Recreation Programs Register for the following programs through REACH. Bowling for All Ages - Non-competitive. Bowl 2 games/week. Location: Doyle’s Lanes, 5000 West Broadway Ave, Crystal Dates: Saturday, January 18-March 8, 12-2:00 or 2-4:00 p.m. Fee: $35 (plus $3.50 each week) YOUTH PROGRAMS (ages 5-12) Family Yoga - Increase attention span, focus, muscle tone, and flexibility. For children with disabilities and their parents. Siblings welcome too! Children must be accompanied by adult. Location: St. Louis Park Recreation Center Dates: Tuesday, January 21-February 25, 7-8:00 p.m. Fee: $50 per parent/child pair ($20 each additional person) TEEN PROGRAMS (ages 13-21) Teen Explorers - Get to know new friends while trying new activities! Movies, dinners out, games, crafts, and much more! Dates: Tuesday, January 14-March 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Location: Various metro locations (St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Golden Valley) Fee: $40 Social Seekers - Teens & young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome. Meets once a week for fun & social interaction. Varying age groups (12-14, 15-18, & 19-30) at various locations. Intake required for new participants. For more information, call 952-988-4176. ADULT PROGRAMS (ages 18 +) Wednesday Night Social, Zumba, Yoga, Walking, On the Town, BINGO, Dances & Weekend Ventures Respite Program. Non-Competitive Basketball League - Have fun & improve skills! Dates: Thursday, January 9-March 13, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Location: Brooklyn Center Youth Rec Center, 6500 Humboldt Fee: $40 Super Bowl Party - Watch the BIG GAME with your friends and enjoy food, games and activities throughout! Date: Sunday, February 2, 5-9:00 p.m. Call Beth at 952-988-4177 for more details!  Camp Leaders  Coaches - Evening Soccer, Tuesday & Thursday  Coaches - Evening T-ball/Softball, Monday & Wednesday  Lifeguards and Swim Instructors  Playground Leaders  Puppet Show Assistant For information or to apply, call the recreation department at 763-569-3400 or check the employment page of the website at cityofbrooklyncenter.org 22 ADULT SPORTS VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES Officiated 6 on 6. Teams are divided into divisional play. Matches played at North View Jr. High and Earle Brown Elementary School. Men’s and Women’s leagues are guaranteed 10 matches including end-of- season tournament. Co-Rec league is guaranteed 12 matches. Teams also have an opportunity to participate in the MRPA State tournament for an additional fee. Winter leagues begin in January. Day League Team Fee Team Limit Activity # Mon. Co-Rec $350.00 24 15905 Tues. Women $300.00 48 15906 Wed. Men $330.00 18 15907 The recreation department offers a variety of sports opportunities for adults including basketball, softball, broomball and volleyball leagues plus open volleyball and Pickleball for 55+. For information, check the website at cityofbrooklyncenter.org or call Joe at 763-569-3382. CO-REC 55+ OPEN VOLLEYBALL Enjoy Friday nights playing volleyball. This fun program is for men and women ages 55 and older. Please wear tennis shoes. DATES - Now through May 30, 2014. (No Open Volleyball November 22, December 27 or March 21.) TIME - 8-10:00 p.m. LOCATION - Palmer Lake Elementary School, 7300 West Palmer Lake Drive. COST - $3.00/Person/Friday payable in cash at the door. 2014 ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUES Get your friends, family and co-workers together to play softball. A variety of adult softball leagues are offered, including men’s, co-rec, men’s church and women’s. League play begins late April and runs through August with an end-of-season tournament. Teams have an opportunity to participate in the MRPA State tournament for an additional fee. For information on fees and space availability, call Joe at 763-569-3400. MEN’S BROOMBALL LEAGUE Officiated 6 on 6 men’s broomball league. Begins mid-December. Centennial Park West, 63rd & Brooklyn Drive, Brooklyn Center. Registration accepted immediately at Brooklyn Center Recreation Department. Call 763-569-3400. Team Fee $300.00/team. Day Begins Location Activity # Thurs. Dec. 19 Centennial Park West 15632 PICKLEBALL 55+ Pickleball is for people of all athletic abilities. For information on dates, location and cost, see page 28. Questions, call Sue at 763-569-3406 Purchase a Brick Paver for the Plaza of Honor Cost $250.00 for an engraved brick paver 4" x 8" permanently laid in the Plaza of Honor in an area near the Amphitheater. Maximum of 45 characters or spaces. Ideal for a civic group, individual, memorial, business, church, family, school, Veteran or pet. Makes a great gift.  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 pay with Visa or MasterCard, make payment in person: Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway. Credit card orders - brick cost is $257.50, which includes credit card fees. Architect’s Rendition CENTENNIAL CIVIC & VETERANS MEMORIAL AMPHITHEATER 23 ADULT FITNESS SilverSneakers® & Silver&Fit® Program participants are invited to workout in our exercise room, swim and use the sauna at no cost to eligible members. Non-members may participate in SilverSneakers® & Silver&Fit® classes by paying the registration fee. Registration for SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit® participants begins January 2, 2014. SILVERSNEAKERS® – CLASSIC (Formerly Muscular Strength & Range of Motion) Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance; and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support. No fee SilverSneakers® participant. Classes 50 min. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $30.00/10 Sessions Mon. Jan. 6 10:30 a.m. CC Judy 15908 Thurs. Jan. 9 12:30 p.m. CC Stephanie 15909 Thurs. Mar. 27 12:30 p.m. CC Stephanie 15910 Registration Fee $27.00/9 Sessions Mon. Mar. 24 10:30 a.m. CC Judy 15911 SILVERSNEAKERS® – YOGA Yoga will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation promote stress reduction and mental clarity. No fee SilverSneakers® participant. Classes 50 min. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $30.00/10 Sessions Mon. Jan. 6 3:00 p.m. CC Judy 15912 Wed. Jan. 8 9:45 a.m. CC Judy 15913 Thurs. Jan. 9 2:30 p.m. CC Stephanie 15914 Wed. Mar. 26 9:45 a.m. CC Judy 15915 Thurs. Mar. 27 2:30 p.m. CC Stephanie 15916 Registration Fee $27.00/9 Sessions Mon. Mar. 24 3:00 p.m. CC Judy 15917 SILVERSNEAKERS® – CARDIO Cardio Fit is perfect for participants who are fit and active, as well as those who want an energizing activity. This cardio class is safe, heart-healthy and easy on the joints. The workout includes easy-to-follow low impact movements, upper body strength work, abdominal conditioning, stretching and relaxation from the floor designed to energize your active lifestyle. No fee SilverSneakers® participant. Classes 50 min. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $30.00/10 Sessions Wed. Jan. 8 8:45 a.m. CC Judy 15918 Wed. Mar. 26 8:45 a.m. CC Judy 15919 Fri. Mar. 28 12:30 p.m. CC Stephanie 15920 Registration Fee $27.00/9 Sessions (No class Jan 17) Fri. Jan. 10 12:30 p.m. CC Stephanie 15921 Classes with or are offered at no cost to SilverSneakers® or Silver&Fit® members. Beginning Jan. 2, please register for classes you will attend. SILVERSNEAKERS® – Splash Activate your aqua urge for variety! This shallow water class offers LOTs of fun moves to improve agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. No swimming ability is required and a special SilverSneakers® kickboard is used to develop strength, balance and coordination. No fee SilverSneakers® participant. Classes 50 min. Instructor Jean. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $30.00/10 Sessions Mon. Jan. 6 10:30 a.m. CC 15922 Thurs. Jan. 9 10:45 a.m. CC 15923 Thurs. Mar. 27 10:45 a.m. CC 15924 Registration Fee $27.00/9 Sessions Mon. Mar. 24 10:30 a.m. CC 15925 STRENGTH TRAINING “Strong women & men stay young.” Age 30 or 90, fit or unfit, this class can build bone density, lose weight, gain strength and energy. Basic exercises using weights are geared to individual ability for a healthier & more active lifestyle. Authorities claim strength training can decrease risk for diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis. Bands and hand held weights up to 8 lbs. provided. Join this class for an energy overhaul! Registration Fee $35.00/10 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor Stephanie. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Thurs. Jan. 9 1:30 p.m. CC 15926 Thurs. Mar. 27 1:30 p.m. CC 15927 AEROBIC FITNESS AND FUN FOR 65+ Learn energizing routines designed to improve strength, flexibility and endurance at a level safe and comfortable for you. Directed towards individuals 65 & older; others may participate. Classes 50 minutes. Instructor Judy. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $35.00/10 Sessions Mon. Jan. 6 9:30 a.m. CC 15928 Registration Fee $31.50/9 Sessions Mon. Mar. 24 9:30 a.m. CC 15929 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! Registration Fee $24.50/7 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Judy is a licensed Brain Gym® Instructor. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. Jan .27 1:30 p.m. CC 15930 Mon. April 7 1:30 p.m. CC 15931 24 Adult Fitness continued ARTHRITIS WATER EXERCISE Joining a water exercise class gives you the 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 $35.00/10 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Heather & Heidi will team teach the evening class. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Tues. Jan. 7 9:00 a.m. CC Lisa 15932 Wed. Jan. 8 9:45 a.m. CC Vicki 15933 Wed. Jan. 8 6:30 p.m. CC H/H 15934 Tues. Mar. 25 9:00 a.m. CC Lisa 15935 Wed. Mar. 26 9:45 a.m. CC Vicki 15936 Wed. Mar. 26 6:30 p.m. CC H/H 15937 AQUA EXERCISE Water power! Join this invigorating high-energy class, which includes a warm up, cardio and full body toning. You are encouraged to participate in the intensity level that suits you best. It’s 50 minutes of pure aqua aerobic fun! Jean & Judy J will team teach Monday evening. Jean, Vicki & Lisa will team teach Friday class. Classes 50 min. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $35.00/10 Sessions Mon. Jan. 6 6:00 p.m. CC Jean/Judy 15942 Thurs. Jan. 9 9:45 a.m. CC Jean 15943 Fri. Jan. 10 9:00 a.m. CC J/V/L 15944 Sat. Jan. 11 8:00 a.m. CC Jean 15945 Thurs. Mar. 27 9:45 a.m. CC Jane 15946 Fri. Mar. 28 9:00 a.m. CC J/V/L 15947 Registration Fee $31.50/9 Sessions (No Class May 24) Mon. Mar. 24 6:00 p.m. CC Jean/Judy 15948 Sat. Mar. 29 8:00 a.m. CC Jean 15949 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 $35.00/10 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Heather & Heidi will team teach the evening class. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Wed. Jan. 8 8:45 a.m. CC Vicki 15938 Wed. Jan. 8 7:25 p.m. CC H/H 15939 Wed. Mar. 26 8:45 a.m. CC Vicki 15940 Wed. Mar. 26 7:25 p.m. CC H/H 15941 AQUA EXERCISE – DEEP WATER WORKOUT If you are looking for a different experience in water exercise, try this class! Using a floatation device, the instructor combines aerobic exercise, strength training, sculpting and water jogging for an excellent over all body workout! Class is designed for all fitness levels and can be easily modified for a lower or higher intensity workout. Swimming skills are not required but participants should be comfortable in deep water. Floatation belts and noodles are furnished. Jean and Judy J will team teach Monday evening. Classes 50 min. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $35.00/10 Sessions Mon. Jan. 6 9:30 a.m. CC Jean 15950 Mon. Jan. 6 7:00 p.m. CC Jean/Judy 15951 Registration Fee $31.50/9 Sessions Mon. Mar. 24 9:30 a.m. CC Jean 15952 Mon. Mar. 24 7:00 p.m. CC Jean/Judy 15953 KICKBOXING – KUNG FU Class will combine techniques from kickboxing and kung fu to create a unique beginner martial arts class. The focus is on basic techniques and combinations, body mechanics, coordination, speed, power and self-defense. Variations of drills will be shown to make them more or less intense so people of all fitness and ability levels can participate and be challenged. Classes 1 hour. Instructor Eric. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $35.00/10 Sessions. Tues. Jan 7 6:00 p.m. CC 15958 Registration Fee $31.50/9 Sessions. Tues. Apr. 1 6:00 p.m. CC 15959 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! Classes 1 hour. Instructor Vicki. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $35.00/10 Sessions Mon. Jan. 6 6:15 p.m. CC 15956 Registration Fee $31.50/9 Sessions Mon. Mar. 24 6:15 p.m. CC 15957 HATHA YOGA Pure Hatha Yoga strives to create an absolute balance between the body, mind & energy. The benefits may include stress reduction, relaxation, decreased depression, pain relief, lower blood pressure, and balancing blood sugar. Leave refreshed, calm, and relaxed. Classes 50 min. Instructor Cassandra. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $35.00/10 Sessions Mon. Jan. 6 5:00 p.m. CC 15954 Registration Fee $31.50/9 Sessions Mon. Mar. 24 5:00 p.m. CC 15955 Adult Fitness classes are for ages 16 and older. Children & spectators may not sit in the room while class is in session. Participation is limited to those who have registered or purchased a drop-in pass for the class. Registration for SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit® participants begins January 2, 2014. 25 Adult Fitness continued BODY SCULPTING It’s time to add strength training to your fitness regimen! Strength training will increase your muscle mass and speed up your metabolism so you burn more calories at rest. Beginning with warm-up to wake up your whole body, we will use free weights, bands, and floor work to sculpt and tone legs, buttocks, core, arms and shoulders. Class will end with total body stretching. Get the definition and sculpting you desire! Classes 50 min. Instructor Stephanie. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $35.00/10 Sessions Thurs. Jan. 9 7:00 p.m. CC 15974 Thurs. Mar. 27 7:00 p.m. CC 15975 Sat. Mar. 29 9:30 a.m. CC 15976 Registration Fee $28.00/8 Sessions (No class Jan 18 & Feb. 15) Sat. Jan. 11 9:30 a.m. CC 15977 BASIC EXERCISE ROOM ORIENTATION Learn proper fitness equipment techniques for a safe and effective workout in the Exercise Room. A basic walk through of fitness equipment will help you use each machine correctly. A fitness specialist will assist on proper use & correct form. Not a personal training session. Free for members or patrons who paid daily admission fee. Must pre-register at the front desk 24 hours in advance of class. Allow approximately 30 -45 minutes. Check the monthly calendar at the front desk for dates & times. CARDIO COMBO – SATURDAY Come alone, meet new people or make it a family affair. This low impact cardio workout offers a variety of exercises challenging all fitness levels. Participate in the intensity level that suits you best, including a 10 minute warm-up, 20 minutes of aerobics, 10 minutes of step, (for persons unable to do step, the same patterns may be done on the floor) cool down and strength training. Classes 50 min. Instructor Stephanie. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $28.00/8 Sessions (No class Jan 18 & Feb. 15) Sat. Jan. 11 8:30 a.m. CC 15972 Registration Fee $35.00/10 Sessions Sat. Mar. 29 8:30 a.m. CC 15973 ZUMBA® This dance-based high-energy class for average healthy adults fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves. Zumba ® is a great workout while helping to build muscle tone and cardiovascular endurance. Wear cross training or aerobic style shoes & comfortable clothes. Classes 1 hour. Stephanie is a licensed Zumba® Instructor. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $60.00/10 Sessions Wed. Jan. 8 5:00 p.m. CC 15960 Wed. Jan. 8 7:00 p.m. CC 15961 Wed. Mar. 26 5:00 p.m. CC 15962 Wed. Mar. 26 7:10 p.m. CC 15963 Sat. Mar. 29 10:30 a.m. CC 15964 Registration Fee $48.00/8 Sessions (No class Jan 18 & Feb 15) Sat. Jan. 11 10:30 a.m. CC 15965 STRETCH/TONE/CARDIO/ISOMETRIC LOW IMPACT ALL-IN-ONE CLASS Resistance bands to tone & stretch the muscle groups will be used for half the class while getting a 2-mile cardio walk workout. Hand held weights are used the other half of the class for strengthening. Isometrics will be incorporated. The sessions are designed to efficiently get it “all-in-one” session and the upbeat music and group energy will increase your strength and endurance. Suitable for all levels; advanced exercisers can use stronger resistance bands & heavier weights. Bands and weights up to 8 lbs. provided. Registration Fee $28.00/8 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor Sue. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Wed. Apr. 9 6:10 p.m. CC 15966 LINE DANCING Dance your way to fitness. Fun dance steps are simple and suitable for all levels. Popular club and country western will be taught preparing you for a night out or family functions. Come dance with Crusin' Susan and the group! Registration Fee $28.00/8 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Drop-ins welcome. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Wed. Apr. 9 7:10 p.m. CC 15967 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. Classes 50 min. Instructor Stephanie. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $35.00/10 Sessions Thurs. Jan. 9 6:00 p.m. CC 15968 Thurs. Mar. 27 6:00 p.m. CC 15969 Fri. Mar. 28 1:30 p.m. CC 15970 Registration Fee $31.50/9 Sessions (No class Jan. 17) Fri. Jan. 10 1:30 p.m. CC 15971 # of Sessions Fee Activity # 1 Session $45.00 15978 2 Sessions $90.00 15979 3 Sessions $125.00 15980 Includes: Par-Q/Health History, Needs Analysis, Functional Strength Assessment and Goal Setting! Sessions are available with Heather by appointment only. Day & Time Options: Wednesday 4:00 or 5:00 p.m. Thursday 4:00, 5:00, 6:00 or 7:00 p.m. To schedule your personal training appointment or for more information, call 763-569-3405. Before beginning personal training, please consult your doctor. PERSONAL TRAINING Registration for SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit® participants begins January 2, 2014. 26 Adult Fitness continued FITNESS DROP-IN CARDS This option is ideal for people who want to exercise but cannot commit to the same class every week. Cards may be purchased for aqua or fitness classes that have met the minimum number of registrations to hold the class and do not fill to capacity. Cards are non-refundable and have an expiration date. Card options for 5, 8, 10 or 12 classes are of equal value, assisting you in purchasing only the number you will actually use this session. If you have any questions, call Kelly at 763-569-3400. Drop-In Card registration not available online. With a drop- in card, you can start anytime . . . now there's no reason not to exercise with us! WINTER - CARDS VALID JANUARY 6- MARCH 15 DROP-IN CARD—SENIOR OPTIONS Adults 62 years and older # of Classes Fee Activity # 12 Classes $44.00 15981 10 Classes $37.00 15982 8 Classes $29.50 15983 5 Classes $18.50 15984 1 Class $4.00 15985 DROP-IN CARD—FITNESS OPTIONS Adults through 61 years # of Classes Fee Activity # 12 Classes $49.50 15986 10 Classes $41.25 15987 8 Classes $33.00 15988 5 Classes $20.50 15989 1 Class $4.25 15990 DROP-IN CARD—ZUMBA OPTIONS Can be used for Wednesday or Saturday class # of Classes Fee Activity # 5 Classes $35.00 15991 3 Classes $21.00 15992 1 Class $7.00 15993 SPRING - CARDS VALID MARCH 24-MAY 31 DROP-IN CARD—SENIOR OPTIONS Adults 62 years and older # of Classes Fee Activity # 12 Classes $44.00 15994 10 Classes $37.00 15995 8 Classes $29.50 15996 5 Classes $18.50 15997 1 Class $4.00 15998 DROP-IN CARD—FITNESS OPTIONS Adults through 61 years # of Classes Fee Activity # 12 Classes $49.50 15999 10 Classes $41.25 16000 8 Classes $33.00 16001 5 Classes $20.50 16002 1 Class $4.25 16003 DROP-IN CARD—ZUMBA OPTIONS Can be used for Wednesday or Saturday class # of Classes Fee Activity # 5 Classes $35.00 16004 3 Classes $21.00 16005 1 Class $7.00 16006 POTTERY POTTERY — BEGINNING Learn the basic skills of throwing and hand building. Bring a work shirt to the first class. Instructor will teach 6 weeks and students work independently one week during class time. Registration Fee $125.00/7 Weeks & Open Lab. Classes 2½ hours. Instructor Chad. Minimum 4. Deadline to register is one week prior to class start date. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Thurs. Jan. 9 6:30 p.m. CC 16007 Thurs. Feb. 27 6:30 p.m. CC 16008 Thurs. Apr. 17 6:30 p.m. CC 16009 POTTERY — INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED For students proficient in throwing, hand building and glazing. The instructor will be in the lab three times. This ideal format is for participants who work independently yet need some instruction either in techniques or problem solving. Registration Fee $125.00/7 Weeks & Open Lab. Classes 2½ hours. Instructor Chad. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Tues. Jan. 7 6:30 p.m. CC 16010 Tues. Feb. 25 6:30 p.m. CC 16011 Tues. Apr. 15 6:30 p.m. CC 16012 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 $125.00/7 Weeks & Open Lab. Dates Location Activity # December 30 - February 22 CC 16016 February 23 - April 12 CC 16017 April 13 - May 31 CC 16018 POTTERY — MONDAY POTTERY CLUB This night is for long-time Monday night participants who are proficient in throwing, hand building and glazing. This ideal format is for participants who work independently and enjoy socializing with other potters. Instructor Chad will come to class one day to give tips and answer questions on techniques. Registration Fee $125.00/7 Weeks & Open Lab. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. Jan. 6 5:00 p.m. CC 16013 Mon. Feb. 24 5:00 p.m. CC 16014 Mon. Apr. 14 5:00 p.m. CC 16015 Pottery classes are for ages 18 & older. Participants are issued a membership card for open lab time. Scan at the front desk each time you use open lab. If you register in person, you will receive your membership card at that time. If you register online or by phone, allow extra time on first day of class to get your card. Cards valid for registered students for session dates below. Session 1: Dec. 29-Feb. 22; Session 2: Feb. 23-April 12; Session 3: April 13-May 31. Check open lab schedule for times, available at front desk. All Session Registration Fees Include: 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, firing, tax and open lab time. Additional clay - $42.45, includes 25 lbs., glazes, firing and tax. No instruction the week of January 29 or March 31. 27 BOOMERS & BEYOND If you have questions about the Boomers & Beyond programs, call Kelly at 763-569-3405. AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM Auto Insurance Discount Registration accepted immediately! Fee - AARP Members $15 & Non-Members $20 Membership information, call 1-888-687-2277 Classroom training program designed to help persons 55 & older improve their driving skills, avoid accidents & traffic violations. No tests; course completion is required to initiate the 3 year auto insurance discount and become a better driver. Four Hour Refresher — For persons who have completed the eight hour mature driving course within the preceding three years. 1 Session. Date Day Time January 8 Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. February 5 Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 19 Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 7 Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 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 April 15 & 16 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. BOB ROSS OIL PAINTING CLASS 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 you will learn to paint is on display in the community center lobby. Registration Fee $58.00/1 Session. Class 3 hours. Registration deadline one week prior to class date. Day Date Time Location Activity # Tues. May 6 12:30 p.m. CC 16019 Wed. May 14 6:00 p.m. CC 16020 DONUT MAKE YOU WONDER? Join us the third Wednesday of the month for interesting informative programs, coffee, and you guessed it - Donuts! Program fee is $2 payable at the door but you must register by the Friday before so there are enough refreshments for everyone. Call 763-569-3405 to register. Program Location: Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Dr. N from 10-11:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale and Senior Services of District 281 January 15 NATIONAL DIZZY AND BALANCE CENTER Join us for this informative talk provided by the National Dizzy and Balance Center. The center is a unique outpatient clinic system that combines medical doctors, audiologists, and physical therapists all within the same facility to offer a true multidisciplinary approach to balance disorders. Recent research shows one-third of people have experienced dizziness or imbalance at some point in their life. Oftentimes this is due to a vestibular disorder. The presentation will discuss the causes of dizziness, imbalance, and falls and what you can do about it! Register by January 10. February 19 THE LINCOLN ASSASSINATION What really did happen on Good Friday, April 14, 1865? David Jones has researched the details surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln at the Ford Theater by John Wilkes Booth and presents his findings in an interesting, informative way. Register by February 14. March 19 Early Minnesota Twins Announcers: HALSEY HALL, RAY SCOTT & HERB CARNEAL Twins fans in the 1960’s were fortunate to have a top-notch broadcast crew on television and radio. Scott was and remains a nationally renowned broadcaster. Carneal spent more than 40 seasons on the air with the Twins. Halsey Hall is one of the most remembered and beloved personalities in the history of Minnesota broadcasting. This presentation will cover these three great Twins announcers and provide a preview of the upcoming Twins season. Our speaker is Stew Thornley, author and official score keeper for the Minnesota Twins. Register by March 14. April 16 ASI: A YEAR OF SWEDISH TRADITIONS Why do Swedes hop like frogs around the maypole? How do Swedish families celebrate Sankta Lucia? Why do we leave rice pudding for the tomte, the Christmas elf? Join us along with the American Swedish Institute as we explore their Swedish holiday basket full of objects showing how Swedes celebrate a year of traditions. Register by April 11. May 21 BACKYARD BIRDS Was that a cardinal or a robin? Take a look at the common birds seen at birdfeeders and around neighborhoods. Learn how to identify them, listen to their calls, and have a chance to see some bird specimens up close. Discover how to attract birds to your yard and see what types of birdseed are used for feeding birds. Naturalists from Eastman Nature Center of Three Rivers Park District will lead this presentation. Register by May 16. 28 BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING - FREE West Fire Station, 6250 Brooklyn Blvd. Tuesday - Friday, 8-10:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Boomers & Beyond continued FREE HELP FOR MEDICARE RECIPIENTS Brooklyn Center Community Center No Income Limits! Confidential, Free Assistance & No Sales! One hour individual morning appointments on December 11, January 8, February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 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 be checked in no later than 11:00 a.m. Partners are not required to play . Bring your lunch and have a fun afternoon. Coffee and tea provided. Everyone contributes $1/week to the kitty, which helps defray the cost for supplies, refreshments and prizes. Birthdays are celebrated the first Wednesday of each month with dessert. Everyone except those celebrating a birthday that month contributes $1. Progressive 500 is played every other week with prizes for the top three scores and non winner drawing. If you don’t play cards, informal instruction available from the players except on Progressive 500 days. Hosted by volunteers. Schedule available at community center. MEN’S DROP-IN If you’re interested in getting together informally with other guys, drop in on Mondays or Thursdays from Noon -3:30 p.m. Come play Buck Euchre, similar to 500. If you do not play Buck Euchre, informal instruction by the men is available. Hosted by volunteers. Questions, call Earl at 612-280-8288 or Kelly at 763- 569-3405. MARDI GRAS 2014 SENIOR LUNCHEON TUESDAY, MARCH 4 Community Center Get out your most colorful outfit and celebrate Mardi Gras! Float on in to a “Fat Tuesday” lunch and jazzy entertainment! Details including time, menu & cost will be available at the Community Center and on the City website in January or call 763-569-3400 after January 1 to have a flyer mailed. BROOKLYN CENTER FRIENDSHIP QUILTERS Join others who love quilting. 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. Winter/Spring dates: December 4 & 18, January 8 & 22, February 5 & 19, March 5 & 19, April 2 & 16 and May 7 & 21. BROOKLYN CENTER WOMEN’S CLUB Club promotes social, cultural and civic activities for women and is open to woman over 21. Annual dues $12. Monthly meetings are informative with entertaining programs, held the 2 nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Community Activities, Recreation & Services Department. Join Us! Winter & Spring Meeting Dates: January 14 - “The Stars” with Mike Lynch February 11 - Showtime Senior Chorus March 11 - Mike Klein—Holocaust Survivor April 8 - Roady Tate—Guitarist and Vocals May 13 - Spring Luncheon at Noon - Installation of Officers, young women’s scholarship awards, & BINGO to benefit the scholarship fund Monthly trips are offered to members; details available at meetings. For information, call 763-561-3944. January 15 - Chanhassen Dinner Theater - Fiddler on the Roof February 19 - Plymouth Playhouse “The Last Potluck Supper” March 26 - Daytrippers Theater “Always a Bridesmaid” April 16 - NHCC Theater “Dames at Sea” & Lunch June 1 - Lyric Theater “The Red Velvet Cake War” & Brunch SOCIAL 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+ Get ready to play the fastest growing racquet sport in the US! Pickleball is for people of all athletic abilities, described as a combination of ping pong, tennis and badminton. It’s a great workout, very social, and a competitive and athletic game. A good way to spend time with friends & family. Pickleball uses a plastic whiffle ball and paddle and is played on a court roughly half the size of a tennis court. Not a league...come when you can…just drop in…with no advanced registration. Equipment provided for you to try the game. Gym shoes required. Tuesdays - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Brooklyn Center Youth Recreation Center, 6500 Humboldt Ave N (next to BCHS). Fee: $2.00/ week at the door or free with a Brooklyn Center Community Center SilverSneakers® or Silver&Fit® membership. Weekly volunteer hosts needed. To volunteer or program questions, call Kelly at 763-569-3405 Monday & Thursday - 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive, 763- 531-0052 Fee: $2.00 each week. Punch cards also available. 29 Boomers & Beyond continued Also, please note the following transportation program options that are available to you through the Metropolitan Council: Transit Link is the Twin Cities dial-a-ride public minibus service. It is wheelchair accessible. Operates Monday–Friday, 6:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Fares are based on distance traveled and range from $2.25-$6.75 each way. Call 651-602-5465 to reserve a ride. Metro Mobility is a shared public transportation service that is wheelchair accessible. Riders must apply to ride and certify that they cannot use regular fixed - route buses due to a disability or health condition. Operates Monday-Friday, 5:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Cost is $3 or $4 each way. For more info, call 651-602-1111. Alternative Services for Purchasing Groceries and Prescriptions Name Phone Website Store to Door 651-642-1892 www.storetodoor.org Gopher Grocery 612-379-1007 www.gophergrocery.com Coborns 763-971-4900 www.cobornsdelivers.com Lunds/Byerlys 952-897-9800 www.lundsandbyerlys.com Walgreens Call your local store for details CVS Call your local store for details Cub Foods Through Store to Door (see above) FIVE CITIES TRANSPORTATION The Five Cities Transportation Program, who contracts with PRISM Express, is no longer available. Service was discontinued in mid -November due to financial issues. Five Cities Transportation will be exploring different transportation options and make a decision about potential services by December 31, 2013. If you have questions, please contact Five Cities Transportation at 763 -521-1259. Wednesday, May 28 Brooklyn Center Community Center On the last Wednesday of May 100,000 older adults will participate in activities at more than 1,000 locations throughout the United States as the 21st annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day is celebrated. The common goal is to help keep older Americans healthy and fit. Featuring a full day of free activities, from fitness classes to screenings and outdoor walking to speakers on health & wellness. Save The Date! More information available around May 1! NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH & FITNESS DAY NORTHWEST HENNEPIN SENIOR SPRING FORUM Wednesday, April 23 8:30 a.m.-Noon Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center 5600 85th Ave N “Why Should Kids Have All The Fun”  Featuring over 70 vendors who provide services for seniors  Listen to outstanding, fun and informative speakers  Ongoing demonstrations of programs to help keep seniors active and engaged in their communities  Includes: travel, music, dancing, community theatre, wellness assessments, vendors, fitness opportunities, door prizes and refreshments FREE EVENT! For Adults 55+, Seniors and family members. Doors Open at 8:00 a.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration is recommended. Pre-register at info@nwhhsc.org or call 763-503-2520 30 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 763-569-3400 or online at 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 place. Refunds subject to $5 cancelation fee. 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 ot hers. If interested in finding out more, call Kelly at 763 -569-3405. COMMUNITY TRIPSTERS February 13 *Glass Blowing Tour & Lunch at the Melting Pot This unique trip begins at the Artisan Industrial Park in Minneapolis. We’ll watch as Artisans transform raw products into magnificent pieces using blazing furnaces. After the demonstration, visit the Glass Gift Gallery that showcases glasswork by dozens of artists from the Center for Glass Arts. Then enjoy an upscale dining experience at the Melting Pot in downtown MPLS for a 3-course fondue lunch. From the first piece of bread dipped to the last bite of dessert savored, enjoy the interactive practice of fondue dining. Menu courses include cheese, entrée of sirloin, chicken & vegetables & irresistible chocolate with coffee, tea or soda. Cost $80.00/person includes transportation, tour, lunch, tax, gratuities & escort. *The tour is not handicapped accessible. Approximate time is 10:15 a.m.- 3:15 p.m. Registration deadline January 20. Activity #16032. April 9 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 extra perks for the day! Receive $5 on your player’s card for riding the bus, plus each “nifty fifty” will swipe their TLC card at a kiosk for an extra $5-50 on their card to spend on the machines. If you don’t have a TLC card and would like one, tell us when you register; the card is the only mechanism you have to redeem the “comp” money. The information will be forwarded to the casino and your card will be waiting for you. Bring your friends; open to all adults. Minimum of 40 people. Cost $6.00/person includes motor coach, escort, $5 on your card plus an additional $5+ on your card for ages 50+. Approximate time 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration deadline April 2. Activity #16033. April 24 St. Paul Sinners and Saints Grab a few friends and hop on board as Community Tripsters head to St. Paul for two guided tours and lunch. We’ll step back in time to the 1920’s when crime and corruption ruled these streets. Our tour guide, a costumed gangster guide, will show us sites where the infamous lived, socialized and committed crimes. Featured are the FBI’s most notorious criminals including John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Machine Gun Kelly. After our riding tour, we’ll stop for lunch at Key’s Café for a simple home cooked lunch of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberries and more. Our outing concludes at the Cathedral of Saint Paul where we’ll receive a guided tour of this beautifully unique architectural site. Cost: $61.00/person includes transportation, tour, lunch, gratuity, tax & escort. Approximate time 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Registration deadline April 7. Activity #16035. January 14 Explore Minnesota at the History Center Past to Present get ready to explore our great state at the MN History Center! Enjoy a guided tour of the “Minnesota’s Greatest Generation” exhibit where you will step back into the 1930’s-1950’s, recall the depression, the war & the boom through this award winning interactive display created by the Historical Society. Explore the other History Center exhibits on your own, which include: “Then, Now, Wow”, “Open House”, “Weather Permitting”, “Grainland”, “The US -Dakota War of 1862” and “American Spirits: The Rise & Fall of Prohibition”. When you’ve worked up an appetite, take a lunch break at Café MN, offering a full grill, daily entrée special, salads, soups & homemade desserts! Create your meal with voucher provided. Cost $45.00/person includes transportation, tours, lunch, tax, gratuities & escort. Approximate time: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Registration deadline January 2. Activity #16031. March 27 Tapestry & Angels We will learn about the four seasonal embroideries at Plymouth Congregational Church, each taking about six years to complete. A docent will talk about the project and after the tour, watch a video about the embroideries recognized in Smithsonian & Needle Art magazines. Enjoy lunch at Jax Café. Menu: Strawberry Spinach Salad with Grilled Chicken Breast, Spinach, Strawberries, Red Onion, Toasted Almonds and Wedge of Brie, tossed in Sesame Honey vinaigrette, rolls, butter, coffee, tea, or milk. Our next stop is a guided tour of the Basilica of Saint Mary Catholic Church, whose interior boasts 675 angels! Other highlights include the restored Rose Window, the Coat of Arms, and a carved “insito” crucifixion tableau. The Basilica was designed in 1906 and the first Mass was celebrated on May 31, 1914. Cost $59.00/person includes transportation, tours, lunch, tax, gratuities & escort. Approximate time 9:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Registration deadline March 10. Activity #16034. May 20 Inspirational Art & Garden As spring is in bloom enjoy a day of beauty in St. Cloud. First stop is The Sanctuary Artist Studio to meet master artist, Kim Norlien. Learn about his work and view the remarkable pieces he has created of peace and tranquility. Next, enjoy a buffet lunch at Coyote Moon Grille overlooking the Territory Golf Club. Finally, stroll through the Munsinger and Clemens Gardens nestled along the shores of the Mississippi River. Enjoy these prestigious and nationally renowned gardens that attract visitors from around the world. This is a self-guided walking tour of the gardens; wear comfortable shoes. Registration Fee $52.00/person incudes transportation, tour, lunch, tax, gratuities & escort. Approximate time 9:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Registration deadline May 5. Activity #16036 31 PROGRAM & CLASS LOCATIONS CC = Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy Crossings, 6201 N Lilac Dr Park Center High School, 7300 Brooklyn Blvd Youth Rec Center, 6500 Humboldt Ave N 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; Travis Bonovsky Jill Dalton; Gail Ebert; John Russell; Tom Shinnick; Jerome Witalka. DEPARTMENT MISSION Mission is to create a sense of community and enrich the quality of life for our residents, patrons and employees by providing a variety of high quality, inclusive programs and services. BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGE Fee (as of January 2) - $47.50 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 - $47.50 non-refundable payment required when booking party. Minimum 7 days notice required. Call 763-569-3400 Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Adult making reservation is responsible for supervising party. Room limit 25 including supervising parents.  Permitted - Commercially prepared or store bought cake, ice cream, pre-packaged beverages (no red, orange or grape dye) or order pizza from restaurants. No homemade food items permitted.  Appropriate swimwear required in pool. Minimum height for water slide is 52". Children less than 52" must pass swim test or be accompanied by an adult. TARGET CENTER EVENTS Cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale & New Hope offer great ticket deals on events. Reserved group tickets available for children & adults! Registration accepted immediately online or by phone, 763-569-3400 with Visa or MasterCard. Tickets on first come basis; see deadline dates. Minimum number of tickets need to be sold to ensure group rate. If minimum is not met, you will be contacted. In past years, minimum always met. Ticket Pick-Up: Approximately 7 days before performance date. You’ll be notified when tickets arrive at Brooklyn Center Community Center. Participants provide their own transportation. Please arrive ½ hour early for events. 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. Constitution Hall Available for business and club meetings and private functions, such as a family reunion, graduation, wedding reception or anniversary party. 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 Minimum age 15. Cardiovascular and strength conditioning equipment. Shirts & tennis shoes required. See page 35 for hours and fees. Cardiovascular Treadmills-5; Elliptical Cross Trainers-4; Stair Climbers-2; Precore Elliptical-1; Star Trac Recumbent Bike-2; Stair Master Free Climber Strength Training Leg Press/Calf Raise; Leg Curl/Leg Extension; Multi-chest; Bicep/Triceps; “Smith” Machine; Cable Crossover; Lat Pull Down/Low Row; Cybex Abdominal; Dumbbells Circuit Training Hip Abduction/Adduction; Abdominal/Low Back; Pectoral/Deltoid; Shoulder Press/Pull Down; Leg Extension/Leg Curl; Squat; Lift Task; Chest Row; Bicep/Tricep; Fitness Technology Rotary Torso; Precor Stretch Trainer SPECIAL INTEREST DISNEY ON ICE “Let’s Celebrate” Saturday, March 1, 3:00 p.m. Join us for a Jam Packed Celebration of all your favorite holidays! It’s a party on ice with your favorite Disney friends! Join Mickey & Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with the Disney Princesses; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains, a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter and more in a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivals from around the globe. Cost $27.00/person Register by February 14. Activity #16039. SESAME STREET LIVE Sunday, January 26, 1:00 p.m. No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special - so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India to Sesame Street! Together they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies. Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family! Ages 1 and over need a ticket. Cost: $14.00/person, lower level reserved seating. Register by January 10. Activity #16038. HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS Saturday, April 12, 7:00 p.m. Circle your calendar! Actually, “Magic Circle” your calendar! A Globetrotters game features many of the world’s best dunkers, ball handlers and shooters—combined with comedy guaranteed to entertain all ages! Age 2 and older need a ticket. Cost $22.00/ person Register by March 28. Activity #16040. 32 GOLF COURSE 763-549-3750 5500 N Lilac Dr cityofbrooklyncenter.org/centerbrook Golf Course Superintendent, Steve Makowske 9-Hole Par-3 golf course with manicured greens, tees, and fairways that will appeal to everyone from beginner to pro. It won’t take all day to play, usually 90 minutes or less. Returning 2013 League Members - Registration begins February 3 You must sign-up for the same day and tee time as the 2013 season. One person may register the foursome as long as all registration fees are paid at the time of registration and at least two members of the foursome golfed in the 2013 league. New League Members Welcome - Registration begins March 8 at the Centerbrook Open House Would you like to join a golf league? Centerbrook has openings in the 2014 golf leagues. Subs may also register beginning Mar ch 8. Registration Walk-In Registration - Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, 55430. Phone-In Registration - Call 763-569-3400 with Visa or MasterCard. Centerbrook Golf Course - Registration will also be available in person at Centerbrook when course opens in the spring. 2014 GOLF LEAGUES League Day Dates Tee Times Begin Registration Fee Activity # Women Monday Evening April 21 - Sept. 22 3:00 p.m. $35.00 16042 55+ Tuesday Morning April 22 - Sept. 23 7:00 a.m. $35.00 16043 Women Tuesday Evening April 22 - Sept. 23 5:00 p.m. $35.00 16044 Women Wednesday Morning April 23 - Sept. 24 8:00 a.m. $35.00 16045 Women Wednesday Evening April 23 - Sept. 24 4:00 p.m. $35.00 16046 55+ Thursday Morning April 24 - Sept. 25 7:00 a.m. $35.00 16047 Men Thursday Evening April 24 - Sept. 25 3:00 p.m. $35.00 16048 Twilight Twosome Friday Evening May 2 - Sept. 26 5:00 p.m. $50.00/Twosome 16049 Youth - Ages 8-16 Wednesday Morning June 11 - Aug. 20 9:30 a.m. $15.00 16050  Call for Tee Time  Full Service  Groups Welcome  Company and Private Events & Outings  Electric Carts  Pull Carts  Club Rental  Snack Bar  Pro Shop LEAGUE GREEN FEES - PAYMENT OPTIONS ½ SEASON PASS 10 ROUND PASS DAILY OPTIONS SEASON PASS $140.00 Adult $125.00 Senior $135.00 Adult $117.00 Senior $15.00 Adult $13.00 Senior COST $700.00 Adult $610.00 Senior ROUNDS 11 10 1 Unlimited COST/ROUND $12.73 Adult $11.36 Senior $13.50 Adult $11.70 Senior $15.00 Adult $13.00 Senior Varies BANQUET FREE $15.00 $15.00 FREE *SAVINGS $65.00 Adult / $51.00 Senior $30.00 Adult / $26.00 Senior $0 / $0 Varies *Savings over buying daily green fees. 33 Centerbrook Golf Course continued ADULT BASIC FUNDAMENTAL GOLF LESSONS Easy and fun golf lessons. Minimum 5, maximum 8 per class. Bring your own clubs or we’ll furnish the clubs. Classes meet twice a week for one hour. Registration Fee $60.00/5 Lessons. YOUTH BASIC FUNDAMENTAL GOLF LESSONS Ages 6 and up. Learn to play golf the right way with these easy and fun lessons. Minimum 5, maximum 8 per class. Bring your clubs or we’ll furnish the clubs. Classes 1 hour. Registration Fee $32.00/3 Lessons. REFRESHER AND PRIVATE GOLF LESSONS Design Your Own Lessons Choose the number of people to be included, lesson times & golf skills to work on. Cost determined by lesson design. For more information or to schedule lessons, call 763 -549-3750. CENTERBROOK EVENTS EVENTS & OUTINGS Contact Steve Makowske, Golf Course Superintendent to personally plan any size event. 763-549-3750 smakowske@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us Adult (ages 18-59) $15.00 Senior (ages 60 & over) $13.00 Junior (ages 6-17) $11.00 Electric Golf Cart $14.00 Pull Cart $3.00 Rental Clubs $6.00 2014 DAILY FEES/ROUND Adult (18-59) - 10 rounds for the price of 9 $135.00 Senior (60 & over) - 10 rounds for the price of 9 $117.00 Junior (6-17) - 10 rounds for the price of 9 $99.00 Electric Golf Cart - 10 rounds for the price of 9 $126.00 2014 PASS CARD FEES JUNIOR LEAGUES New program for girls & boys ages 6-17. Players will receive instruction on all aspects of the game of golf, including etiquette, rules, mutual respect and teamwork skills. Volunteer coaches needed. Fees, dates and times available in the summer recreation brochure and on the City website. MAY Mother’s Day Golf Special Friday, May 9-Sunday, May 11 Mom's round of golf is free when joined by 2 or 3! Memorial Day Family Golf Special Monday, May 26 With paid green fee, receive complimentary hotdog and beverage (pop, water or Slushie). JUNE Father’s Day Golf Special Friday, June 13-Sunday, June 15 Dad's round of golf is free when joined by 2 or 3! Earle Brown Days Golf Tournament Friday, June 27 Details in the summer brochure! JULY 4th of July Family Golf Special Friday, July 4 - Sunday, July 6 $13.00/1st adult; $5.00/each additional golfer! Each group must have at least one adult and one junior (ages 6-17). 4th of July Special Friday, July 4 With paid green fee, receive complimentary hotdog and beverage (pop, water or Slushie). AUGUST & SEPTEMBER Labor Day Weekend Family Golf Special Friday, August 29 - Monday, September 1 $13.00/1st adult; $5.00/each additional golfer! Each group must have at least one adult and one junior (ages 6-17). SUNDAY FAMILY GOLF SPECIAL EVERY SUNDAY Cost for round of golf is $13.00 for 1st adult and $5.00 for each additional golfer. Each group must have at least one adult and one junior (ages 6-17). Saturday, March 8 & Sunday, March 9 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Centerbrook Clubhouse  Sign up for leagues  See our new merchandise  Discount on merchandise  Door prizes & refreshments  Meet the staff  Purchase your season pass & receive complimentary round 34 PARKS Reservations for picnic shelters begin February 4 and must be made in person at the community center Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Proof of address required. Designated reservation period is May 1 -October 15. Minimum 7 days notice required. Non- refundable payment and signature on permit required. Permit holder is responsible for group’s compliance of park rules & ordinances. Alcohol not permitted in parks. Fees subject to applicable taxes and are subject to change. Extra charge of $50 for portable restroom clean required for Evergreen, Northport & Centennial picnic shelter reservations. Large groups at other par ks are required to pay for restroom cleans and/or additional restroom. *Damage/policy compliance deposit required. Park Resident Fee Non-Resident Fee Portable Restrooms Restroom Cleaning Fee Maximum # of People Bellvue Picnic Shelter - 801 - 55th Ave N $25 $50 1 N/A 25 Centennial Gazebo - 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy $80 $160 1 $50 (required) 200 Centennial Softball Field Shelter - same as above $80 $160 2 $50 (required) 200 East Palmer Picnic Shelter - 7027 Oliver Ave N $40 $80 1 $50 40 Evergreen Picnic Shelter - 7112 Bryant Ave N $60 $120 1 $50 (required) 150 Firehouse Picnic Shelter - 6535 Bryant Ave N $40 $80 1 $50 40 Freeway Picnic Shelter - 6701 Beard Ave N $25 $50 No - $75 to add N/A 50 Happy Hollow Picnic Shelter - 5030 Abbott Ave N $25 $50 No - $75 to add N/A 50 Kylawn Picnic Shelter - 6015 Kyle Ave N Kylawn Shelter Building* & Picnic Shelter $40 $100 $80 $200 1 $50 40 Shelter 35 Building 75 Both Lions Picnic Shelter - 5501 Russell Ave N $40 $80 1 $50 100 Northport Picnic Shelter - France Ave & Burquest Ln $60 $120 1 $50 (required) 150 Orchard Lane Picnic Shelter - 6512 Perry Ave N $25 $50 No - $75 to add N/A 40 Riverdale Picnic Shelter - 7031 Dallas Rd $25 $50 No - $75 to add N/A 50 Twin Lake Picnic Shelter - 4651 Twin Lake Ave $25 $50 1 N/A 25 West Palmer Picnic Shelter - 7110 Palmer Lk Dr W West Palmer Shelter Building* & Picnic Shelter $40 $100 $80 $200 1 $50 40 Shelter 35 Building 75 Both Willow Lane Picnic Shelter - 4800 - 69th Ave N $25 $50 1 N/A 50 PICNIC SHELTERS The Brooklyn Center Community Garden program provides an opportunity for citizens to grow their own produce and flowers while improving the neighborhood and connecting to the environment. Where West side of Centennial Park What is Provided  20ˊ x 20ˊ garden plot (18 plots available)  Water provided by the City  Fence  Tilled by the City When Can I Start Planting Work can begin on your garden plot beginning May 1 - October 31. (Season may start later depending on weather conditions.) Fee: $50.00 per plot (cash or check only). Must be paid at time of application. Activity #16041. Priority given to Brooklyn Center residents. Proof of residency required. Applications for residents available on February 3, 2014. Applications for non-residents available on May 1, 2014, space providing. Information and applications available at the Community Center. COMMUNITY GARDEN PROGRAM 35 FEATURES  50 Meter Swimming Pool — Ages 6 & younger must be accompanied by an adult. Appropriate swimwear required.  Wading Pool — Ages 6 & younger when supervised by an adult. Appropriate swimwear 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 $8.00 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+ $8.00/ dependent $24.00/ dependent $48.00/ dependent $96.00/ dependent PUNCH CARD PRICES 10 Punches 50 Punches 100 Punches 25 Punches $35.70 $161.00 $305.00 $85.00 Ages 0-14 & 62 & older $45.20 $107.50 $203.50 $385.00 Ages 15-61 DAILY ADMISSION PRICES With Slide Without Slide Ages 0-14 & 62 & older $4.75 $3.75 Ages 15-61 $5.75 $4.75 Community Center Closed Wednesday, December 25 - Christmas Day Wednesday, January 1 - New Year’s Day Sunday, April 20 - Easter Monday, May 26 - Memorial Day SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Pool - Adults Only 8:45 am-1:00 pm Pool - Adults Only 8:45 am-1:00 pm Pool - Adults Only 8:45 am-1:00 pm Pool - Adults Only 8:45 am-1:00 pm Pool - Adults Only 8:45 am-1:00 pm Pool - Adults Only 8:00-8:50 am Pool - All Ages 1-5:00 pm Pool - All Ages 1-8:00 pm Pool - All Ages 1-5:00 pm Pool - All Ages 1-8:00 pm Pool - All Ages 1-5:00 pm Pool - All Ages 1-8:00 pm Pool - All Ages 1-8:00 pm Lap Swim 8-9:00 pm Lap Swim 8-9:00 pm Lap Swim 8-9:00 pm Lap Swim Noon-1:00 pm Water Slide 1-5:00 pm Water Slide 5-8:00 pm Water Slide 1-8:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 1-5:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:45 am-9:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:45 am-9:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:45 am-9:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:45 am-9:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:45 am-9:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:00 am-9:00 pm POOL, WATER SLIDE, EXERCISE ROOM & SAUNA HOURS (Hours subject to change.) BROOKLYN CENTER COMMUNITY CENTER 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway •763-569-3400 36 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center MN 55430 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID TWIN CITIES MN PERMIT NO. 2170 Community Center SilverSneakers® or Silver&Fit® Membership Includes  Use of the exercise room, 50 meter pool and sauna  Select fitness classes SilverSneakers® is a registered mark of Healthways, Inc. Silver&Fit® is a registered trademark of American Specialty Health ® SilverSneakers® & Silver&Fit® Fitness Location FITNESS PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE January 3 - 9:30 a.m.-Noon Brooklyn Center Community Center Sample Classes! Update Your Membership! Sign Up For Classes! Qualifying Health Plans of  Humana  UCARE Qualifying Health Plans of  Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN  HealthPartners MN  Medica