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2014 Edition 187 Summer www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | CITY OFCITY OFCITY OF BROOKLYN CENTER A GREAT PLACE TO START, A GREAT PLACE TO STAY www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org Summer 2014 Edition 187 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 City Briefs Business News Save the Dates Civic Opportunities Water Treatment Plant, Flushing Lines Street Construction Projects Celebrate Diversity, Property Reviews Investigative Team, Clogs & Backups Special Drop-off, Around the Community Going Environmental Quick Reference Contact Guide Recreation Brochure A Brooklyn Center delegation including Mayor Tim Willson, Council Member Lin Myszkowski, City Manager Curt Boganey, Community Liaison Monique Drier, and her 17 year old son Treigh visited Voinjama, Liberia January 18-27, 2014. The trip was funded privately without the use of City funds. The Brooklyn Center delegation was greeted by Liberian Vice President Joseph Boakai and Voinjama Mayor Younger Sherman among several other political figures. The trip’s itinerary included visits to local establishments and community service locations including the national police force, local schools, medical facilities, and other community organizations. In 2012, the City of Voinjama, Liberia was formally established by City Council as Sister City to the City of Brooklyn Center. The Sister City Program has been in existence since 1956 when U.S President Dwight D Eisenhower proposed a People-to-People citizen diplomacy initiative. The City of Brooklyn Center was asked to establish a Sister City Relationship by the Vice President of Liberia, His Excellency Joseph N. Boakai as well as the Voinjama -Brooklyn Center Sister City Committee led by Pastor Alexander B. Collins. Sister City partnerships provide benefits of Brooklyn Center Mayor Tim Willson and Voinjama Mayor Younger Sherman exchange greetings in front of the Tubman Unification Monument with Lofa County Superintendent George Dunor pictured at the right. Brooklyn Center Delegates Visit Sister City Spirit of hope and rebuilding alive in Voinjama 2 Continued page 8... Residents of Liberia provide a warm welcome to Brooklyn Center delegates. 3 4 5 6 8 12 9 7 10 15 17 2 | Brooklyn Center Summer 2014 City Watch These City briefs provide short updates about current City activities up to March 22 (print date). For more information about events or activities, visit the City website or call City Hall. Shingle Creek Crossing Construction continues in the Shingle Creek Crossing Development. Demolition has begun on the former Brookdale Mall food court to make way for new development. The Sears building will remain. Construction will follow for 92,000 sq. ft. of retail space scheduled to be completed in fall for tenant occupancies. The approved site plan indicates four junior box retailers locations. (13,000 to 24,000 sq. ft.) Approved plans also include construction of a 7,100 sq. ft. Discount Tire Shop (Building B) and an 11,200 sq. ft. multi-tenant retail building (Building D). Gatlin Development is looking for a tenant to occupy the Kohl’s store. Kohl’s did not exercise their option with Gatlin Development for a 5-year renewal of their current lease that expires in 2015. On March 1, Kohl’s opened a new store in Plymouth and closed the Brooklyn Center store. Former Howe Fertilizer Site After several years of environmental contamination testing for the five-acre site located at Brooklyn Boulevard and 49th Ave, a Remedial Investigation Report and Corrective Action Plan has been submitted to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture for approval. The approval of this plan is the next step in the development of this site, which includes plans to build a 60,000 sq. ft. industrial building. Opportunity Site On December 20, 2013, the EDA acquired the Brookdale Square Center, a 23.2 acre site, located on the Northwest corner of Bass Lake Road and Highway 100 for $3,900,000. This purchase is part of an overall strategy to promote redevelopment opportunities for market rate residential apartments that include the type of units and amenities associated with residents seeking move up housing options. The EDA has retained the architectural firm of ESG Architects, to conceptually illustrate a potential mixed use development that complements a 2013 Housing Market Demand Study (2015-2035) and would be distributed to solicit potential interest and input from the development community. The City Council, Planning Commission and Housing Commission have provided input regarding the concept. Additional Remodeled Homes For Sale in 2014 Additional remodeled houses will become available for purchase. As part of the federally funded Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), fifteen houses throughout the city are under various stages of renovation. These previously foreclosed, vacant homes will feature improved floor plans and green building aspects, and are sold to qualifying owner-occupants. Some neighbors recently toured remodeled homes. Please visit the City website to view property information on the website Real Estate Locator as they become available for purchase in 2014. 01/13/2014 Concept Plan for Opportunity Site showing mixed housing– higher market apartments and townhomes (B-E), with some retail/office (A). Plan approved 11/25/2013 showing proposed buildings at former food court www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 3 On March 9, 2014, Earle Brown Heritage Center (EBHC) Chef Steve Gustafson and his team Cedrick Simpson, Bruce Austin, and Jeremy Kelly competed with other local celebrity chefs in a culinary challenge to benefit the American Liver Foundation. The challenge was to cook tableside for 10 to 12 guests, featuring their favorite cuisine. EBHC culinary team won the “Best Table” award and the chef auctioned his services for $1,900 for the foundation. As a result of this event, $65,000 was raised for the American Liver Foundation. TIME Magazine Recognizes Brooklyn Center Businessman Commitment to Business & Community Congratulations to 2014’s TIME Dealer of the Year Regional finalist David Luther, President and CEO of Luther Automotive Group. “This award recognizes the best of the nation’s dealers, not only for their business successes, but for their extraordinary commitment in giving back to their local communities,” said Tim Russi , President of Auto Finance for Ally Financial. Luther represented the Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association in the national competition. The Luther family has supported many organizations including MN Adult & Teen Challenge (addiction recovery), N.C. Little Memorial Hospice, Gilda’s Club, Metro Hope Ministries (recovery center), Angel Foundation (aiding cancer patients), Make- A-Wish, Salvation Army, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and World Vision, and Drive to Serve program (local food shelves). Luther donated funds towards the Brooklyn Center Little League’s building and the Centennial Civic & Veterans Memorial Amphitheater. Luther Automotive Group opened two new automobile dealership stores in Brooklyn Center in October 2012. More information can be found in the February 10, 2014 edition of Time Magazine. David Luther, President Luther Companies LLLC Major Rehab for Brooklyn Center Hotel Floor to Ceiling Upgrades for Best Western Plus Best Table awarded to EBHC Chef Steve Gustafson and team Cedrick Simpson, Bruce Austin, and Jeremy Kelly (left to right) incorporating a “Think Spring” theme. Local Chefs Compete in Culinary Challenge at EBHC American Liver Foundation Wins In February, the new owners of the Best Western Plus held a grand opening to showcase the $2 Million rehabilitation of the hotel. Each one of the 83 rooms and suites has been restyled with contemporary decor and the most up-to-date amenities including new carpet, paint, furniture, and technology. The traveler can relax watching movies on a 40-inch flat screen television, exercising in the fitness center, or using the heated indoor swimming pool and spa. In the morning, a complimentary hot breakfast buffet is available. While the hotel is family- friendly, it also focuses on business travelers. Nearly every room and suite has a spacious workstation/desk and superior internet connectivity. A boardroom is also available for meetings. For more information, visit www.bestwestern.com destination Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Best Western Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening (Left to Right) Sukhi Singh, Metro Area Sales; Stephen Erickson, Executive Director North Hennepin Chamber of Commerce; Prince Singh, General Manager, Quality Inn & Suites Mankato; David Biro, Manager; Gary Singh, President American Hospitality LLC; Mayor Tim Willson, Brooklyn Center; Vanay Zore, VP Operations American Hospitality LLC 4 | Brooklyn Center Summer 2014 City Watch Save the Dates—Things to Do and Know Find more thing s t o d o a n d k n o w on the City Cal e n d a r a t www.cityofbroo k l y n c e n t e r . o r g . Wednesday April 22 Skywarn Class. 5:30 pm-8 pm. West Fire Station, 6250 Brooklyn Blvd. Brooklyn Center Emergency Management will be hosting a Skywarn class for the community. Skywarn introduces the National Weather Service (NWS) warning system and shows the hazards associated with severe thunderstorms. Participants will learn what to look for when observing thunderstorms and how to report their observations to the NWS. The class lasts two hours and features slides and videos. The class is free including class materials. Refreshments provided. Saturday April 26 Great Shingle Creek Clean-Up. 9 am-Noon. Community Center. See article in City Watch Spring 2014 Edition for more info. Trash bags and cotton gloves will be provided the day of the event at the Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway. If you are interested in participating either as a group or as an individual, please call Jenny Whiting at (763) 585-7106. Saturday April 26 Brooklyn Center EarthFest. Activities 1 pm-4 pm. Visit the City Booth at the community-sponsored Earth Day activities at Brooklyn Center Community Center. Increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth's natural environment. For more information, check the EarthFest Facebook page. May 1 - September 30 Annual Odd-Even Water Sprinkling Restrictions go into effect. This means properties with odd number addresses may water lawns on odd calendar days, and even address numbers on even calendar days. Private wells are excluded. During droughts or low water levels, a watering ban may be announced. For more information, visit the City website, Search water restriction or call Utility Billing at (763) 569-3390. May 4 - May 31 Step To It Challenge. If you live or work in Hennepin County, you’re eligible to participate. Record the number of steps you walk. Apply at the Community Center. See page 31 for more information. Tuesday May 13 Raingardens & Beyond. 6 pm-9 pm. Healthy Yards, Clean Water. You can help keep our lakes, rivers and streams clean by making simple changes in your yard care practices. This workshop offers the latest information about healthy yards and combines a do-it-yourself approach, with expert help to assist in designing your own rain garden. Workshop is $15 and is located at the Brooklyn Center Community Center Register at www.metroblooms.org or (651) 699-2426. Tuesday June 17 - Thursday July 31 Puppet Playhouse. Various Brooklyn Center Parks on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. Puppet shows are 30 minutes. Free. (No shows July 2-4). See Page 23 for more info. Friday June 20 - Sunday June 22 Dudley/Budweiser Minnesota Classic. Centennial Park. Admission: $3/day. Watch state softball teams compete against national powers for a berth in the USSSA World Series. Saturday June 21 1st Annual Run, Jump or Fly 5K Fun Run. Registration starts at 6 am -7:30 am. Location is West Palmer Lake Park. 1K for youth, 5K for everyone. Fee is $25 to participate. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Minnesota. All participants receive a 2014 Law Enforcement Torch Run short sleeved shirt, race bib, and hot dog and chips after the race. For race details and to register, visit www.runjumpfly.kintera.org. If questions, contact Kate Deering at kdeering@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us or Kris Knodle at kknodle@ci.brooklyn- center.mn.us. Thursday June 26 - Saturday June 28 Earle Brown Days Festival. Most events in Centennial Park. Parade, Fireworks, Craft & Business Expo, Kids’ Fishing Contest, Family Fun & Games, Golf Tournament, Capri Big Band, and Petting Zoo. See back page for more info. www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 5 Volunteer Opportunities Available Make a Difference in Brooklyn Center The following volunteer commission opportunities are available. Join a commission and help make a difference in Brooklyn Center. Charter Commission The Commission meets quarterly, generally the fourth Wednesday at 7 pm at City Hall. The Charter Commission reviews the City’s Charter, the governing constitution of the City. Final appointment is made by the Fourth Judicial District Court. Financial and Planning Commissions To qualify for membership, you must be a Brooklyn Center resident while serving on the Commission and be able to attend meetings. For the Planning Commission, you must also be a resident for at least one year prior to appointment. The general purpose of the Commission is to act in an advisory capacity to the City Council on issues. Final appointment is made by the Mayor and City Council.  Financial Commission is seeking two members. The general purpose of the Commission is to review financial issues. The Financial Commission meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm, as well as in joint session with the City Council during the budget planning process.  The Planning Commission is seeking two members. The general purpose of the Commission is to review issues related to planning, zoning, sign, and subdivision matters. The Planning Commission meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. For more information about these volunteer opportunities or to obtain an application packet, visit the City website, visit City Hall, or call the City Clerk at (763) 569-3306. Affidavits of candidacy for Mayor and two Council Members will be accepted in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall beginning at 8 am Tuesday, May 20, 2014, through 5 pm Tuesday, June 3, 2014. The Mayor and Council Members serve a four-year term beginning January 5, 2015. Qualifications for Filing Affidavit of Candidacy An Affidavit of Candidacy must state the name of the office sought and that the candidate: 1. is an eligible voter; 2. has no other Affidavit on file as a candidate for any office at the same primary or next ensuing general election; and 3. is, or will be on assuming office, 21 years of age or more, and will have maintained residence in Brooklyn Center for 30 days before the general election (MS 204B.06, subd. 1). An individual who is eligible and desires to become a candidate for the office of Mayor or Council Member, to be voted for at the November 4 municipal general election, must file an Affidavit of Candidacy with the City Clerk. If more than two individuals file for Mayor or four individuals file for Council Member, a municipal primary election will be held on August 12 to nominate candidates for the November 4 municipal general election. The City Clerk will certify the eligibility of the candidate and place the name of the candidate upon the election ballot without partisan designation after receiving a completed Affidavit of Candidacy, along with one of the following: a. the payment of a filing fee of $25.00; or b. the filing by the petition of 50 registered voters on behalf of the candidate. Petition In Place Of Filing Fee If a Petition In Place Of Filing Fee is obtained from and filed with the City Clerk, the City Clerk will inspect the Petition to determine whether it has been signed by the required number of signatories and whether the signatories are registered voters in the city of Brooklyn Center. Questions regarding filing for office may be directed to the City Clerk at (763) 569-3306 or e-mail cityclerk@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us. Mayor and Council Member Filings Filings Open May 20 City Council, Commissioners and staff meet in 2013 to discuss city goals and progress 6 | Brooklyn Center Summer 2014 City Watch Waterline Flushing- Schedule & Map Steps are underway to construct a new water treatment plant that will treat and filter drinking water. In January 2013, the City Council directed staff to develop an action plan to address manganese levels in the City’s drinking water. This was in response to a health advisory issued by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) regarding potential health risks associated with high levels of manganese. The plan’s short-term actions included reducing the amount of water being pumped from the wells with elevated manganese levels and increasing public outreach efforts relative to the health risk. The long-term solution to reduce the potential manganese health risk in the City water supply is to construct a water treatment plant. Planning and design efforts are currently underway for a new water treatment plant that will filter and remove manganese from the drinking water. The estimated cost of the water treatment plant is $18.2 million. The future plant will be located on City property near the City’s well field between Camden Avenue and Highway 252, east of the Evergreen school and park. Construction is expected to begin in the summer 2014 with completion anticipated by fall 2015. Funding and financing options for the plant are being evaluated. Currently, Brooklyn Center has one of the lower water rates compared to other cities. However, many cities have water treatment plants. An application has been made to the Minnesota Public Facility Authority loan program for a Drinking Water Revolving Fund (a low interest loan program). Typically, the water supply system is funded by water utility rates. A water utility rate study is being conducted in order to evaluate alternate funding sources and the impact on water rates. More information will be provided in the future pertaining to funding and water rates. Reducing Manganese In the meantime, for households where infants less than one year old will be regularly drinking formula mixed with tap water or drinking plain tap water, the MDH health advisory recommends the following precautions to reduce manganese exposure:  Use a proper filter. Carbon filters (that may also contain an ion exchange resin) used in common pitcher or faucet filter systems (found at grocery and home stores) can remove approximately 50 percent of manganese from drinking water.  Use bottled water only if the bottled water has been tested for manganese. Otherwise bottled water should not be considered safer than tap water.  Consult with your physician if you have health questions. If residents use well water for drinking and have concerns, the water should be tested for manganese levels at an accredited laboratory. For more information, visit the City website Search Manganese or contact the Public Works Department at (763) 569-3340 or publicworks@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us. Utility crews will flush water lines beginning Sunday, April 27, 2014. The process will occur for four consecutive nights beginning at 9:00 pm and continuing until 7:00 am. While the flushing is not harmful to health, flushing may loosen rust in the pipes that could stain laundry. Residents are encouraged to check their water before doing laundry and to delay doing laundry, especially whites, until the process is completed in their area (see map). Visit City website Search Flushing. Water Treatment Plant Planning Underway—Ensuring Safe & Quality Drinking Water www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 7 The Minnesota Department of Transportation in partnership with Hennepin County and the City of Brooklyn Center will be replacing the bridge deck over Highway 100 at Brooklyn Boulevard this summer (2014). The project is a standard bridge re-decking project but also includes new street lighting and other aesthetic features that will be incorporated into the bridge to match the architectural theme of the recent Bass Lake Road bridge project that occurred in 2013. The project is expected to begin spring/early summer and be completed by the end of the summer. The bridge will be closed during the duration of the project with detours posted. Information will be provided on MnDOT’s website as the project proceeds. Summer Street Construction Projects– Short Term Pains For Long Term Gains Just as homeowners undertake many home maintenance projects in the summer months, the City of Brooklyn Center also takes care of many infrastructure projects. This year’s projects include neighborhood street and utility reconstruction, annual street chip sealcoating and bridge re- decking. The following is an overview of these major capital improvements planned for 2014. We work hard to reduce inconveniences and appreciate your patience throughout these projects as we work on our plan to maintain the city’s infrastructure for the long-term. Wangstad Area Reconstruction Project For the past 20 years, the City has conducted a program to reconstruct aging streets throughout the community. The attached map identifies the residential streets that are scheduled for reconstruction in 2014. The proposed roadway and utility improvements include full street reconstruction of all streets (except Ewing Avenue/62nd Avenue) consisting of bituminous paving, new concrete curb and gutter, replacement of the sanitary sewer, partial replacement of the watermain, storm sewer upgrades and street light replacements. Partial street reconstruction of Ewing Avenue/62nd Avenue includes bituminous paving and miscellaneous repairs of concrete curb and gutter and driveway aprons. Work is expected to begin near the end of May on this project and completed by fall 2014. Sealcoating Sealcoating is scheduled to be completed along City streets identified in the Riverwood area as indicated on the map. Additional areas to be sealcoated include: Unity Avenue from 63rd Avenue to 65th Avenue; 65th Avenue from Unity Avenue to Brooklyn Boulevard; Palmer Lake Circle and 53rd Avenue from Russell Avenue to Humboldt Avenue. Sealcoating is routinely completed each year to preserve the pavement and extend the service life of the roadway. Public Works crews will complete crack sealing and pothole patching prior to applying a chip seal to the road surface. Water Treatment Plant Planning Underway—Ensuring Safe & Quality Drinking Water Wangstad Area Map Riverwood Area Map During construction, regular updates about City street projects will be posted on the City website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. Highway 100 Bridge Deck Replacement at Brooklyn Boulevard 8 | Brooklyn Center Summer 2014 City Watch 2013 Property Appraisal Area City Appraisers to Visit Properties Your property value changes annually based on market information, but Minnesota State Statute requires the Appraiser to physically review the property characteristics every five years. The inspection process takes approximately fifteen minutes and involves an exterior photo, exterior measurement review and an interior inspection of the property. Appraisers drive a City vehicle and carry a photo identification card. The Assessor’s Office will be starting the yearly quintile inspection of residential single family, duplex, triplex, condominium, and townhome properties in May 2014. The 2014 property review area includes properties located west of Penn, south of 61st Ave N to the city limits to the south and west. In addition to residential properties located in the review area, a portion of commercial, industrial, and multi-family will also be reviewed. The summer inspection area includes approximately 1,650 parcels. Quintile inspections are expected to be completed by the end of October. Over 15% of Brooklyn Center’s population reported as Asian alone or in combination with one or more other races in Census 2010. Throughout our history, Asian/Pacific Americans have made great contributions to our heritage and prosperity. Asian/Pacific American is one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the United States. During the observance of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, we celebrate the cultural traditions, ancestry, native languages, and unique experiences represented among the ethnic groups from Asia and the Pacific Islands. We also recognize Asian/Pacific Americans whose love of family, hard work, and community has helped unite and sustain us as a community. Celebrate Diversity May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month inclusion, sharing of best practices, and transformational experiences. Many Liberians call Brooklyn Center, as well as Minnesota, their home. Voinjama is the capital city of Lofa County and is located on the upper northern part of Liberia. The population is 26,594 as last recorded in 2008. Before the Liberian civil war, Voinjama had a growing economy with rice farming the main staple. After enduring two civil wars from 1989- 2003, Voinjama is rebuilding infrastructure (roads, water, electricity, etc.) in addition to health care and education systems. The delegation members expressed that many of the people they met were hopeful and optimistic about the country’s future even though there remains a good deal of rebuilding work to do. The legislature is considering adoption of legislation to decentralize and devolve certain responsibility to the County and City level. Those who support this legislation hope that greater authority at the local level will be more responsive to community needs and will stimulate greater local development. For more information and pictures, please view the City website Search Voinjama. Sister City Voinjama continued... Brooklyn Center delegation members Councilmember Lin Myszkowski, City Manager Curt Boganey, Mayor Willson, and Pastor Alexander Collins pose in front of historical wall. Other Brooklyn Center delegation members Community Liaison Monique Drier and her son Treigh, along with Mayor Willson watch Voinjama Mayor Younger Sherman sign the Memorandum of Understanding. www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 9 Meet the Investigative Team Brooklyn Center Detectives Police work is one of the most popular subjects in television, movies, and books and detectives are among the world’s greatest cultural icons in the ongoing rivalry of good versus evil. While the arts may exaggerate current police science, advanced technology along with proactive methods have contributed to Brooklyn Center’s ongoing success in reducing and preventing crime. This article provides an introduction to the Investigative Division of the Brooklyn Center Police Department. Role of Detectives While the majority of crime reports and proactive arrests are made by the Department’s 39 Patrol Officers and Sergeants, more than 1,200 cases were assigned to the Investigation Division in 2013 for resolution. Detectives generally respond with Patrol Officers to calls that require immediate and significant investigative expertise. One Detective is on-call at all times, which is uncommon in Minnesota policing. This advanced investigation focus has been successful in solving cases and reducing crime. The first 48 hours is crucial in the investigation and solving of serious crimes. Investigators will work in teams and often long hours during these types of investigations. For other crimes, such as property crimes, the proper gathering of evidence is important since some cases may be solved years later based on new information or technology. For example, advances in DNA technology has been instrumental in solving old cases with a DNA match. Information sharing among police agencies is another tool used by Investigators to gather evidence and build solid cases. Division Members The Investigative Division is supervised by Commander Brian Peters and staffed with five promoted Detectives- Corinne Becker, John Ratajczyk, Mona Pearson, Chuck Valleau, and Terry Olson. All these detectives began their careers as Patrol Officers and worked outside of law enforcement prior to initiating careers in policing. A majority has worked for other law enforcement agencies prior to being hired by the City of Brooklyn Center; and has worked specialized street-level and undercover investigative assignments prior to their promotions. The Investigative Division also includes Officer Troy Peasley, an Investigator in Auto Theft Prevention; an officer assigned as an Investigator with the Northwest Metro Drug Task Force; and another officer assigned as an Investigator with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Violent Offender Task Force. Clogs & Backups Important Sanitary Sewer System News The Brooklyn Center Public Utilities Division responds to many after-hour emergency calls related to pump failures at lift stations. Some of these alarms are caused by items tangled or stuck in pumps. Another culprit in clogging pumps is grease. When a pump fails, a sewer backup could occur and affect many properties. Sewer backups are costly and pose a serious threat to public health and safety. Residents and businesses play an important role in preventing clogged sewer drains. Please do not flush anything down the toilet that could clog the sewer collection system or damage the wastewater treatment facility. Prohibited items include disinfecting wipes, Swiffers, disposable diapers, paper towels, feminine products and other bulky so-called “disposable” products; fats, oils or greases; flammable or explosive liquids, solids or gases; garbage, sand, metals, wood, straw or grass, wastepaper, plastics, glass, cat litter (including so- called “flushable” cat litter); corrosive substances; dye wastes or tanning solutions; or anything radioactive. These products should be disposed of properly. If you experience a sewer backup, call the Public Utility Division immediately at (763) 585-7100 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. After hours, weekends and holidays, call 911 to dispatch Public Utility personnel. City personnel will determine if the blockage is in the City sewer line or your private sewer line at no charge to the resident. If you hire a private sewer cleaning service to remove tree roots, please notify the City. Secondary backups can occur when roots from private sewer lines lodge in the main City sewer line. This could result in a sewer backup in your basement, as well as your neighbor’s. 10 | Brooklyn Center Summer 2014 City Watch All trees, whether new or older, need proper care to maintain their health and not become a nuisance to you and your neighbors. Before hiring a tree contractor, carefully consider the company and services offered. A good choice can assure a healthy, beautiful tree for many years or successful removal of a diseased or dead tree. The price of tree maintenance services can vary greatly depending on the degree of difficulty and the methods used by the contractors. Before hiring a tree contractor, at minimum:  Verify the company is registered with the City. All tree maintenance services in Brooklyn Center must be registered with the City. Registration requires specific insurance requirements including proof of liability for personal and property damage (such as your house and your neighbor’s) and workers’ compensation. Check their reputation with the Better Business Bureau and check their references and work.  Obtain multiple bids and compare the estimates carefully.  Receive a written contract with specific service expectations. I.e. Dates, cleanup, total costs, etc. For more suggestions or for a list of registered tree contractors, visit the City website Search Tree or call the Public Works Department at (763) 585-7100. Proper Tree Care Tips For Choosing a Contractor Show off your hard work! If you have a beautiful or unique garden or landscaping (front or side yard), or know of a neighbor deserving recognition, please call the Engineering Division at (763) 569-3340 or email publicworks@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us. More information is available on the City website Search Landscape. If your garden is identified, you will be contacted for permission prior to taking and publishing of any photographs. Got Flowers? Show and Share The annual Spring Special Material Drop-off provides an opportunity for residents to get rid of certain unwanted or unneeded items. Eliminate clutter inside and outside your home to promote a more calming environment. Spring Special Material Drop-off Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 8 am to 3 pm Brooklyn Park O & M Facility 8300 Noble Ave N, Brooklyn Park Some items such as electronics, clean scrap metal, antifreeze, oil and filters, and household batteries may be disposed of free of charge. There is a charge for other items such as appliances, tires, mattresses, carpet, and tires. Vietnam Vets of America will accept certain clothing and household items if in good, usable condition. For a complete list of disposable items and costs, please call the HRG Recycling Coordinator at (763) 493-8006 or view the event flyer on the City website, Search Drop-off. Tip: Many usable household items can be disposed/ exchanged for free through an online bulletin board at www.twincitiesfreemarket.org. De -clutter Your Home This Spring Special Material Drop-off Is April 26, 2014 Free wood chips are available for Brooklyn Center residents in the south parking lot at City Hall from May thru September, while supplies last. Please do not dump debris, wood chips, or other lawn waste at this location. Free Free Free... Woodchips For Your Landscaping www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 11 Tragedy struck four families in Brooklyn Center in the summer of 2013 with the loss of their infants during sleep time. After responding to these calls, Police Department staff researched ways to help prevent these types of infant deaths from occurring. Children’s Hospital provided safe sleeping guidelines for infants.  Infants need to be placed in an approved crib, play pen or basinet with no additional items in the sleeping area with them.  Babies need to be placed on their backs when sleeping.  When babies are awake, they also need “tummy time”. Several events and speaking engagements have been held to get this message out. Please help spread the message about infant sleep safety. For more information, please view the Children’s Hospital flyer on the City website Search Infant. If you have questions or do not have access to the internet and would like a copy of the flyer, please contact Crime Prevention Specialist Becky Boie at (763) 503-3272 or bboie@ci.brooklyn–center.mn.us. Good Neighbor Standards— More than just meeting codes Brooklyn Center has many nice neighborhoods. Keeping neighborhoods clean, safe and attractive builds pride and creates a community where people want to live and do business. Responsible and informed residents and business owners take actions to reduce neighborhood nuisances and deter crime. In addition, well-cared for properties maximize property values and attract responsible homebuyers and businesses. The following are a few things that you can do to be a good neighbor.  Know your neighbors and who is supposed to be in your neighborhood. Call 911 if you notice a suspicious activity.  Be knowledgeable about property security and safe practices such as Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and Watch programs.  Drive safely and follow speed limits and traffic laws.  Avoid loud noises such as loud parties, yelling, loud talking especially at night.  Mow and trim your lawn, and maintain landscaping on a weekly basis or more often as needed.  Keep your property neat and clean by properly disposing of garbage, junk, and yardwaste. Except on the day of pickup, store garbage/recycling containers in the garage or behind the front of the house.  Park vehicles on driveways and approved parking pads.  Locate junk, unlicensed, or inoperable vehicles inside a garage or off-site at a storage locker.  Paint, repair or replace surfaces that are peeling, deteriorated or otherwise in poor condition on the house, garage, shed, fence and other structures.  Ensure address numbers are at least 3 inches high, contrasting color and clearly visible from the street.  Control your pets at all times, clean up after them, and keep them quiet.  Address disagreements with your neighbors promptly and respectfully. Unresolved conflicts may escalate and reduce your quality of life. Mediation services are available free of charge to help community members resolve these conflicts.  And— Help your neighbors when possible and thank them when they do something kind. Whether a homeowner, tenant or property owner— having pride in the community and pride in your home or business is the foundation of a great city. For more information about these topics, please visit the City website or call City Hall. Thank you for being a good neighbor! Safe Sleep Initiative— Preventing Infant Deaths 12 | Brooklyn Center Summer 2014 City Watch Stormwater pollutants find their way into what we drink, where we fish, and where we swim. Everything that goes into the storm drains—grass clippings, soap, pesticides, fertilizers, pet waste, etc.—makes its way to our streams. Stormwater pollution is our biggest source of water pollution. You are the solution! By following the practices below, you can help reduce the amount of pollutants making their way into storm sewers. • Bag or compost leaves and grass clippings. Use zero phosphorus fertilizer and follow proper application procedures. Sweep spilled fertilizer off of paved surfaces. • Dispose of pet waste in the garbage or sanitary sewer system. • Clean up oil leaks or spills from your vehicle from paved surfaces and dispose of automotive fluids, paint, and other hazardous materials properly. • Avoid using pesticides and other lawn chemicals or use them responsibly. Keep chemicals off of paved surfaces. • Report any suspicious illegal dumping to the proper authorities. For materials that require special disposal, several options are available to residents. A few options are listed below. • Hennepin County Drop-off Facility, 8100 Jefferson Hwy, Brooklyn Park. Phone (612) 348-3777. • Maple Grove Yard Waste Site, 14796 101st Ave N, Maple Grove. Phone (763) 420-4886. • For Used Motor Oil  AutoZone, 6300 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center (763) 561-9287  Pep Boys Auto, 5900 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center. Phone (763) 566-6100  Christy’s Auto Service, 5300 Dupont Ave N, Brooklyn Center. Phone (763) 560-9984 For more information about recycling and waste disposal, view the 2014-2015 Recycling and Materials Management Guide at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org Search Recycling. Protect Our Waters Keep Stuff Out of Storm Drains Do you think about the safety of your water when you turn on your faucet? City employees do. The city has nine operable water wells that provide water service to the community. As part of the planned maintenance program, Well Nos. 2 and 3 were rehabilitated in 2013. Well No. 2 is capable of running consistently at 1200 GPM while Well No. 3 consistently runs at 800 GMP. Both wells are primarily used during peak demand in the summer. In 2014, Well No. 5 will go through a similar maintenance process. Other maintenance activities included exercising (turning on and off) 1,802 water system valves, which included approximately 425 service fire line valves to make sure they operate properly, especially in case of emergencies. Yearly preventative maintenance was also completed on all 1,105 fire hydrants in the city. The Utility Division also responds to requests for service. In 2013, 2,660 calls for service were made including 337 meter changes, 65 sewer calls, and 43 water quality/pressure inquiries. Residents and businesses were also busy in 2013 with construction projects, resulting in 2,601 Gopher State One Call water utility locates. Water System Maintenance Year Round Efforts Keep It Flowing www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 13 What is wellhead protection? Wellhead protection is a program to protect public water supply by preventing contaminants from entering public supply wells. The area surrounding the public wells is called the wellhead, which contributes water to the well or well field over time. The wellhead protection area is determined by using technical criteria, such as the physical characteristics of the aquifer and the effects which pumping has on the rate and direction of groundwater movement. Why is protecting groundwater important? Groundwater may be contaminated by surface contaminants such as microorganisms and chemicals. Although the City of Brooklyn Center wells are 300 feet deep, contamination of ground water could eventually affect the water quality. Because we use it for drinking water, if it is contaminated we would need to find alternative sources for drinking. Cleaning up the groundwater is very expensive and inefficient. Therefore, it is better to prevent the pollution in the first place! Why is wellhead protection required and who administers it? The 1986 Amendments of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act requires states to implement drinking water protection programs for public water wells. The Minnesota Groundwater Protection Act of 1989 designated the Minnesota Department of Health as the lead agency for wellhead protection. What is the City doing to protect groundwater? The City of Brooklyn Center has developed a Wellhead Protection Plan, which was approved by the Minnesota Department of Health. The plan focuses on preventing contamination through the following actions:  Determining where the drinking water comes from, how vulnerable it is to potential contamination, and establishing the wellhead protection zones, which was completed in Phase I of the plan in 2005. Phase II is the ongoing initiative focused on protecting the wellhead area.  Complying with state and federal requirements.  Educating residents and businesses about our water supply and management of hazardous materials.  Monitoring drinking water and routinely testing for contaminants.  Watching for illegal activities that may pose a significant hazard to groundwater.  Monitoring environmental investigations, cleanups and construction activities to minimize impact to groundwater. Sealing Unused Wells Unused or “abandoned” wells must be sealed according to Minnesota State Law. Sealing is the process of filling the well with a special grout. Well sealing work must be completed by a well contractor licensed by the State of Minnesota. Unused wells can become a direct “pipeline” for contamination into the groundwater system. Although most wells in Brooklyn Center are four inches or smaller in diameter, larger-diameter wells can also pose a safety hazard for children and animals who may fall into them. By Minnesota State law, a well must:  Be in use and operating properly, or  Have a Maintenance Permit from the MDH if it will be used in the future *The well must meet sanitary requirements and an annual fee is required, or  Be properly sealed. The complete “Drinking Water Quality Report- Consumer Confidence Report” can be viewed on the City website Search Consumer Confidence or at the Engineering Division at City Hall. For More Information, Please Contact:  Brooklyn Center Public Utilities Division at (763) 569-3380.  MDH Drinking Water Protection at (651) 201-4700 or www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/water/. Wellhead Protection Protecting Groundwater From Contamination 14 | Brooklyn Center Summer 2014 City Watch 2013 Consumer Confidence Report— Analyzing Your Drinking Water The Brooklyn Center 2013 Consumer Confidence Report will be available May 1, 2014. This report contains the results of the monitoring performed of the drinking water for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2013. The purpose of this report is to advance consumers’ understanding of drinking water and heighten awareness of the need to protect precious water resources. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. For bottled water, the Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which provide the same protection for public health. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1 (800) 426-4791. The full 2013 Consumer Confidence Report for Brooklyn Center will be available on the City’s website beginning May 1, 2014, Search Consumer Confidence Report. If you do not have access to a computer or would like a paper copy provided to you, please call (763) 585-7100 or email publicworks@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us. A computer kiosk is also available at City Hall. D on’t become a meal for a hungry mosquito. As the weather warms up, the presence of mosquitoes also increases. Besides being annoying, some mosquitoes can transmit diseases. You can help protect yourself by taking some preventative measures. Reduce mosquito harborage areas by eliminating standing water sources such as holes in trees, buckets, and unmaintained swimming pools. Repair window and door screens, mow regularly, and keep shrubbery trimmed. Since mosquitoes cannot be eliminated completely, it is important to take measures to prevent mosquito bites by avoiding outdoor activities when mosquitoes are more active, wearing light-colored long sleeve shirts and pants, and/or applying repellent. Be sure to follow manufacturer instructions for any repellent, or pesticide that you use around the yard. More information about mosquito precautions can be found on the Mayo Clinic website at www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ mosquito-bites/basics/prevention/con-20032350. The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District (MMCD) conducts region-wide larval and adult control activities for mosquitoes and biting gnats to help reduce the numbers, as well as reduce the risk of disease. In Brooklyn Center, more than 1,700 acres and 1,000 catch basins may be treated for larval mosquitoes in the summer. You may see a MMCD helicopter or truck in your neighborhood. To find out if pest control activities are occurring in your neighborhood and what types of products are being used, please visit the MMCD website at www.mmcd.org or call (651) 645-9149. Critter Corner- Living with Mosquitoes www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 15 City Services Administration (763) 569-3300 Brooklyn Center Liquor (Xerxes Avenue) (763) 549-3700 Brooklyn Center Liquor (Brooklyn Boulevard) (763) 549-3700 Centerbrook Golf Course (763) 549-3750 Community Center (Recreation) (763) 569-3400 Sports Weather Line (763) 569-3442 Building & Community Standards (763) 569-3330 Permit Inspection Scheduling (763) 569-3344 Code Enforcement/Property Codes (763) 569-3473 Business & Development (763) 569-3335 Assessing (763) 569-3310 Earle Brown Heritage Center (763) 569-6300 Engineering (763) 569-3340 Finance (763) 569-3320 Utility Billing (763) 569-3390 Fire (763) 549-3600 Police (General Information) (763) 569-3333 (Emergency or Officer Assistance) 911 Recycling (Hennepin Recycling Group) (763) 493-8006 Utility Companies Telephone Service Century Link: Main 1(800) 244-1111 Repair 1(800) 573-1311 Natural Gas Service CenterPoint Energy: Main (612) 372-4727 Immediate Gas Leak (612) 372-5050 Electric Service Xcel Energy: Main 1(800) 895-4999 Immediate Power Outage 1(800) 895-1999 Cable Television Service Comcast 1(800) 266-2278 (651) 222-3333 Water and Sewer Service City of Brooklyn Center (763) 569-3390 Waste Removal Service Aspen Waste (612) 884-8000 Republic Services (former BFI/Allied) (763) 784-2104 Garbage Man, Inc. (763) 230-7499 Randy’s Sanitation (763) 479-3335 T & L Sanitation (763) 560-3610 Walter’s (763) 780-8464 Walz Brothers (763) 493-3474 Waste Management (952) 890-1100 School Districts Brooklyn Center School District No. 286 (763) 561-2120 Osseo School District No. 279 (763) 391-7000 Robbinsdale School District No. 281 (763) 504-8000 Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11 (763) 506-1000 Odyssey Academy (763) 971-8200 Other Services Hennepin County Regional Service Center 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center General Information; Driver & Vehicle (612) 348-8240 Licenses; Birth, Death, Marriage Certificates Clerk of Court (763) 569-3700 Court Dates and Other Information (612) 543-2150 Library (612) 543-5600 United States Post Office– General 1(800) 275-8777 6848 Lee Avenue North, Brooklyn Center (763) 561-3995 Social Security Administration 3280 Northway Drive, Brooklyn Center 1(800) 772-1213 United Way– Crisis, Counseling, Help 211 Calling from Cell Phone (651) 291-0211 Better Business Bureau (651) 699-1111 CAPSH (Foreclosure Prevention Info) (952) 697-1302 Hotline (952) 933-1993 CEAP (Community Emergency Assistance Program) (763) 566-9600 Community Mediation & Restorative Services (763) 561-0033 Gopher One Call (Digging Information) (651) 454-0002 Hennepin County (Food, Beverage, Lodging (612) 543-5200 Daycare Inspections) Hennepin County Tax Information (612) 348-3011 Hennepin County Recycling & Transfer (612) 348-3777 Station Hennepin Recycling Group (HRG) (763) 493-8007 Home Line (Tenant Info & Advice) (612) 728-5767 Housing Resource Center (GMHC) (612) 588-3033 Maple Grove Yard Waste Site (763) 420-4886 Metro Transit Route Information (612) 373-3333 Metro Mobility (651) 602-1111 Metro Council HRA (Section 8) (651) 602-1428 MN Attorney General (651) 296-3353 MN Dept of Public Serv. (Energy Assist.) 1(800) 657-3805 MN Dept of Agriculture (651) 201-6000 Northwest Family Services (763) 561-0543 Senior Community Services (HOME Chores) (952) 746-4046 Info updated March 2014 Who to CallWho to Call The City receives a wide variety of calls from residents and businesses requesting information. This Quick Reference Contact Guide includes phone numbers for the most commonly requested services, agencies, and organizations. More information about City services and frequently asked questions can be obtained through the City website at www.cityobfrooklyncenter.org. City of Brooklyn Center Quick Reference Contact Guide Cl i p & K e e p 16 | Brooklyn Center Summer 2014 City Watch More City Contact Information 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 Recreation (763) 569-3400 Police Emergency & Officer Assistance 911 General Information (763) 569-3333 Job Information Line (763) 569-3307 Persons with hearing or speech impairment are served by the MN Relay Service 711 (TTY/Voice) Council Members Mayor Tim Willson Voicemail: (763) 569-3450 e-mail: mayorwillson@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us Councilmember Carol Kleven Voicemail: (763) 569-3446 e-mail: councilmemberkleven@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us Councilmember Kris Lawrence-Anderson Voicemail: (763) 569-3444 e-mail: councilmemberlawrence-anderson@ci.brooklyn- center.mn.us Councilmember Lin Myszkowski Voicemail: (763) 569-3447 e-mail: councilmemberlmyszkowski@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us Councilmember Dan Ryan Voicemail: (763) 569-3445 e-mail: councilmemberryan@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us City Manager Curt Boganey (763) 569-3300 City Council Meetings City Council Regular Session meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7 pm. Informal Open Forum is held at 6:45 pm before Council meetings for persons who wish to address the City Council about issues not scheduled on the agenda. City Council Work Sessions are held immediately following the Regular Session City Council meetings. City Council meetings are broadcast live on cable Channel 16. Replays shown Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Wednesdays at 2:30 am and 10:30 am. You may also watch City Council meetings on -line, on demand at your convenience through a link on the City website. Call City Hall to verify meeting dates (763) 569-3300 or visit the City’s web site www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. We want to hear from you. If you have important community news or ideas to share, please contact City Hall Communications at (763) 569-3309. Printed on Recycled Paper The City has many methods of getting information to residents and businesses. Whether you call city staff, visit city offices, attend meetings, visit the website, listen, watch or read- our goal is to keep you informed about important community issues. A few sources for your City News are listed below. City Website Visit www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org where you can find answers to Frequently Asked questions; make suggestions or request certain types of services through Notify the City, and receive email or text messages of current news, meetings, events and more through Be Notified. You can also obtain construction permits, register for recreation classes and pay your water bill online. Use keywords to Search the site and Site Tools to translate pages in multiple languages, enlarge font size, share the page and more. City Watch The City newsletter brings you city news, notifications and information; and provides answers to consumer questions. Sun Post–Official City Newspaper The Brooklyn Center Sun Post is designated as the City’s official newspaper to publish the City’s legal notices, ordinances, financial information, public hearing notices, and other official information. The Sun Post newspaper is delivered to most residences at no charge or by voluntary subscription. If you would like the newspaper delivered to your home, please call MN Sun Publications at (952) 392-6860. Find local news on their website, www.mnsun.com. Cable Channel 12– Northwest Community Television Provides local news, programs and the community journal highlighting businesses for the Northwest Suburbs. Find more local news on their website, www.twelve.tv. Star Tribune Paper- North Metro Section Offers news and events for North Metro communities. Register on-line for an email newsletter at www.startribune.com. Cable Channel 16– Brooklyn Center Access Replays City Council Meetings. Alternates with the Community Billboard, advertising special events, recreational opportunities, and city messages. Rev. 03- 2014 Resident volunteers serve on the following advisory commissions: Financial, Housing, Park and Recreation, and Planning Commissions. Other commissions that appoint citizen representatives include Charter, Northwest Hennepin Human Services Council Advisory, Northwest Suburbs Cable Communications, and Watershed. If you would like to apply for a commission, please visit the City website or contact the City Clerk at (763) 569-3300. City Commissions City of Brooklyn Center Where to Learn About City News Community Activities, Recreation & Services Department 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center MN 55430 763-569-3400 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org 18 REGISTRATION INFORMATION Registration Begins April 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. 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 _____. Youth t-shirt size (soccer/softball/t-ball) _____. NO NON-RESIDENT FEES Unlike many of our neighboring communities, Brooklyn Center Recreation Department does not charge non-resident fees for any of our programs, classes or community center memberships. COMMUNITY CENTER 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway 763-569-3400 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org OFFICE HOURS Monday-Saturday - 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday - 12:30 - 5:00 p.m. HOW TO CONTACT US Recreation Director Jim Glasoe 763-569-3407 Program Supervisors Joe Ericksen 763-569-3382 Sue LaCrosse 763-569-3406 Kelly Mertes 763-569-3405 Aquatic Supervisors Kirsten Jankovich 763-569-3317 Natalie Ramirez 763-569-3317 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 at the Community Center. With the help of LanguageLine, we can provide interpreting service in over 100 languages. LanguageLine 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. 19 LIABILITY  Request for refunds must be made at least 24 hours before first class.  If you need to cancel after the first class, make your request 24 hours before the second class.  No refunds will be issued after the second class.  No refunds on Boomers & Beyond programs and Community Tripsters after the registration deadline.  Requests for refunds for Holiday, Lifeguard Training and one day classes must be made at least 8 days before the class start date.  Refunds will be prorated and cancellation fee will be deducted.  A $5 cancellation fee will be charged per class, activity or membership up to $200.00.  For classes, activities and memberships over $200.00, 3% of the fee will be deducted from the refund.  No refunds given on classes or activities of $5 or less.  Refunds for classes paid with a credit card using online registration will be refunded by check; please allow 2-3 weeks.  Refunds for classes, activities and memberships paid with a credit card at the Community Center either in person or by phone are credited to same credit card.  Refunds for classes, activities and memberships paid by cash or check are refunded by check; please allow 2-3 weeks.  If classes or activities are canceled by the recreation department, a full refund will be issued. POLICIES & REFUND INFORMATION  Auxiliary Aids - Auxiliary aids for persons with disabilities are available upon request at least 96 hours in advance. Persons with hearing or speech impairment are served by the MN Relay Service, 711 (TTY/Voice).  Art/Cooking/Holiday Classes - Children in art and cooking classes should dress in old clothes and/or bring a paint shirt or apron.  Discipline - Children who do not follow the rules set by the instructor will be given one warning. If they choose not to follow the rules a second time, they will not be allowed to return. No money will be refunded.  Financial Assistance - Available to Brooklyn Center resident children who could not otherwise take a class due to financial reasons. Request and registration must be made in person at the Community Center. Not available for one-day classes, private or adaptive swim lessons, lifeguard training, water safety aide, memberships or trip programs.  Inclement Weather - If classes or recreation activities are canceled due to inclement weather, we will attempt to make them up. For a recorded message about activity cancellations, call 763-569-3442.  Fees - We cannot prorate activity fees.  Late Pickup Fee - If a child is not picked up immediately after class, $5 fee is charged for every 10 minutes after class ending time.  Missed Lessons - Sometimes conflicts may occur in your schedule. Missed lessons will not be made up.  Participant Substitutions - Substitutions are not allowed. You cannot sign up one child and replace him/her with a sibling or friend.  Photograph Notice - Staff takes pictures of program participants to use for publicity purposes. Photos may appear in the brochure, on the website or other marketing publications.  Spectators - Class attendance is limited to participants. Spectators, including parents, siblings and friends, are not allowed except with permission. The Community Activities, Recreation and Services Department does not provide accident insurance for participants in any of its programs. Participants assume all inherent risk of injury from their involvement in programs or activities. NOTE REFUND INFORMATION Registration Information ...... .. 18 Policies & Refund Information.. 19 Aquatics/Swim Lessons ....... … 20-22 Puppet Playhouse ................. 23 Children Classes/Camps ...... .. 24-25 Soccer/T-Ball/Softball ......... 26-27 Teen ..................................... 27 Adult Fitness/Pottery ........... .. 28-31 Adult Sports ......................... .. 31 Community Tripsters ........... .. 32 Boomers & Beyond ............. .. 33-34 Parks/Picnic Shelters ............ 35 Centerbrook Golf Course ..... 36 Special Interest ..................... 37 Tennis/Dudley Tournament . .. 38 Pool Events .......................... 38 Community Center Hours/Rates.. 39 Earle Brown Days Festival .. .. Back Page In This Issue 20 American Red Cross swim lessons. Lessons held at the Community Center. We offer morning, Saturday and convenient evening lessons. We are confident you’ll find just the right swim lesson option for you. Average ratio 5 students/instructor. Children may be tested the first day to assure correct swim level. SWIM LESSONS — CHILDREN - Ages 4 & Older Day Begins Time Swim Level Activity # Once a week - 5 weeks - $37.50/5 Lessons (Classes 40 min.) Mon. June 9 4:00 p.m. 1-5 16077 Mon. June 9 4:45 p.m. 1-6 16078 Mon. June 9 5:30 p.m. 1-5 16079 Mon. June 9 6:20 p.m. 1-6 16080 Mon. June 9 7:15 p.m. 1-5 16081 Mon. July 14 4:00 p.m. 1-5 16082 Mon. July 14 4:45 p.m. 1-6 16083 Mon. July 14 5:30 p.m. 1-5 16084 Mon. July 14 6:20 p.m. 1-6 16085 Mon. July 14 7:15 p.m. 1-5 16086 Thurs. June 12 4:00 p.m. 1-5 16087 Thurs. June 12 4:45 p.m. 1-6 16088 Thurs. June 12 5:30 p.m. 1-5 16089 Thurs. June 12 6:20 p.m. 1-6 16090 Thurs. June 12 7:15 p.m. 1-5 16091 Thurs. July 17 4:00 p.m. 1-5 16092 Thurs. July 17 4:45 p.m. 1-6 16093 Thurs. July 17 5:30 p.m. 1-5 16094 Thurs. July 17 6:20 p.m. 1-6 16095 Thurs. July 17 7:15 p.m. 1-5 16096 Once a week - 9 weeks - $51.00/9 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) (No class July 5) Sat. June 14 9:00 a.m. 1-5 16097 Sat. June 14 9:35 a.m. 1-4 16098 Sat. June 14 10:10 a.m. 2-6 16099 Sat. June 14 10:45 a.m. 1-4 16100 Sat. June 14 11:20 a.m. 2-6 16101 Mon.-Fri. - 1 week - $37.50/5 Lessons (Classes 40 min.) M-F June 16 9:40 a.m. 1-5 16102 M-F June 16 10:30 a.m. 1-5 16103 M-F June 16 11:15 a.m. 1-5 16104 M-F July 7 9:40 a.m. 1-5 16105 M-F July 7 10:30 a.m. 1-5 16106 M-F July 7 11:15 a.m. 1-5 16107 M-F Aug. 11 9:40 a.m. 1-5 16108 M-F Aug. 11 10:30 a.m. 1-5 16109 M-F Aug. 11 11:15 a.m. 1-5 16110 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $51.00/9 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) (No Class July 4) M-F June 23 9:35 a.m. 1-6 16111 M-F June 23 10:10 a.m. 1-5 16112 M-F June 23 10:45 a.m. 1-6 16113 M-F June 23 11:20 a.m. 1-5 16114 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $56.00/10 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) M-F July 14 9:35 a.m. 1-6 16115 M-F July 14 10:10 a.m. 1-5 16116 M-F July 14 10:45 a.m. 1-6 16117 M-F July 14 11:20 a.m. 1-5 16118 M-F July 28 9:35 a.m. 1-6 16119 M-F July 28 10:10 a.m. 1-5 16120 M-F July 28 10:45 a.m. 1-6 16121 M-F July 28 11:20 a.m. 1-5 16122 AQUATICS DIVING — SPRINGBOARD 1 Learn diving terminology, deep water safety, water entry, body alignment and control. Concentrate on basic take offs, front and back dives, twisting jumps and the tuck position! Due to the pool depth, students will be tested to ensure Level 3 or higher swimming ability. Registration Fee $37.50/5 Lessons. Classes 40 min. Once a week for 5 weeks. Day Begins Time Activity # Mon. June 9 7:15 p.m. 16123 Mon. July 14 7:15 p.m. 16124 DIVING — SPRINGBOARD 2 Develop faster rotations, cleaner entries & more body control. Pike, reverse, inward & twisting dives. Prerequisite: forward 1½ somersault, tuck and forward/back somersaults. Registration Fee $51.00/9 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Once a week for 9 weeks. (No class July 5.) Day Begins Time Activity # Sat. June 14 9:00 a.m. 16125 DIVING - SPRINGBOARD 3 Emphasis on expanding personal repertoire of dives. Scoring methods introduced. We will discuss how mechanical precision and dive selection influence a diver’s ultimate success. Prerequisite: forward 1½ somersault, tuck, full -twisting forward somersault, back somersault, tuck. Registration Fee $37.50/5 Lessons. Classes 40 min. Once a week for 5 weeks. Day Begins Time Activity # Thurs. June 12 7:15 p.m. 16126 Thurs. July 17 7:15 p.m. 16127 SWIM LESSONS — TEENS Ages 10-18. Learn to swim and build your confidence in the water. Focus is on individual needs. Day Begins Time Activity # Once a week - 5 weeks - $37.50/5 Lessons (Classes 40 min.) Thurs. June 12 4:45 p.m. 16128 Thurs. July 17 4:45 p.m. 16129 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $51.00/9 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) (No class July 4) M-F June 23 10:10 a.m. 16130 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $56.00/10 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) M-F July 14 11:20 a.m. 16131 M-F July 28 9:35 a.m. 16132 COMPETITIVE FITNESS SWIMMER Are you a Level 6 swimmer and interested in joining a swim team? Stroke analysis and development, speed turns & starts and basic fitness will be emphasized. Registration Fee $56.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Monday-Friday for 2 weeks. Day Begins Time Activity # M-F July 28 11:20 a.m. 16133 21 Aquatics continued SWIM LESSONS — TINY TOTS - AGES 1-2 Adult accompanies child in water; child must wear swim diaper. Once a week - 5 weeks - $37.50/5 Lessons (Classes 40 min.) Day Begins Time Activity # Mon. June 9 6:20 p.m. 16134 Mon. June 9 7:15 p.m. 16135 Mon. July 14 6:20 p.m. 16136 Mon. July 14 7:15 p.m. 16137 Thurs. June 12 6:20 p.m. 16138 Thurs. June 12 7:15 p.m. 16139 Thurs. July 17 6:20 p.m. 16140 Thurs. July 17 7:15 p.m. 16141 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $51.00/9 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) (No Class July 4) M-F June 23 11:20 a.m. 16142 Mon.-Fri. - $56.00/10 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) M-F July 14 9:35 a.m. 16143 M-F July 28 9:35 a.m. 16144 SWIM LESSONS — TINY TOTS/ PARENT & TOT COMBINATION - AGES 1-3 Adult accompanies child in water; child must wear swim diaper. Day Begins Time Activity # Once a week - 5 weeks - $37.50/5 Lessons (Classes 40 min.) Mon. June 9 5:30 p.m. 16145 Mon. July 14 5:30 p.m. 16146 Thurs. June 12 5:30 p.m. 16147 Thurs July 17 5:30 p.m. 16148 Mon.-Fri. - 1 week - $37.50/5 Lessons (Classes 40 min.) M-F June 16 9:40 a.m. 16149 M-F July 7 9:40 a.m. 16150 M-F Aug. 11 10:30 a.m. 16151 Once a week - 9 weeks - $51.00/9 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) (No class July 5) Sat. June 14 9:35 a.m. 16152 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $51.00/9 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) (No Class July 4) M-F June 23 9:35 a.m. 16153 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $56.00/10 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) M-F July 14 10:10 a.m. 16154 M-F July 28 10:45 a.m. 16155 SWIM LESSONS — PARENT & TOT - AGES 2-3 Water adjustment & beginning lessons. A parent accompanies child in water. Child must wear swim diaper. Day Begins Time Activity # Once a week– 5 weeks - $37.50/5 Lessons (Classes 40 min.) Mon. June 9 4:45 p.m. 16156 Mon. June 9 6:20 p.m. 16157 Mon. July 14 4:45 p.m. 16158 Mon. July 14 6:20 p.m. 16159 Thurs. June 12 4:45 p.m. 16160 Thurs. June 12 6:20 p.m. 16161 Thurs. July 17 4:45 p.m. 16162 Thurs. July 17 6:20 p.m. 16163 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $51.00/9 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) (No Class July 4) M-F June 23 9:35 a.m. 16164 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $56.00/10 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) M-F July 14 11:20 a.m. 16165 M-F July 28 10:10 a.m. 16166 SWIM LESSONS — LIL’ TOTS - AGES 3-4 Parents do not accompany child in water. Day Begins Time Activity # Once a week - 9 weeks -$51.00/9 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) (No class July 5) Sat. June 14 10:10 a.m. 16167 Sat. June 14 10:45 a.m. 16168 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $51.00/9 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) (No Class July 4) M-F June 23 10:10 a.m. 16169 M-F June 23 11:20 a.m. 16170 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $56.00/10 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) M-F July 14 9:35 a.m. 16171 M-F July 14 11:20 a.m. 16172 M-F July 28 10:10 a.m. 16173 M-F July 28 11:20 a.m. 16174 Mon.-Fri. - 1 week - $37.50/5 Lessons (Classes 40 min.) M-F June 16 9:40 a.m. 16175 M-F July 7 9:40 a.m. 16176 M-F Aug. 11 11:15 a.m. 16177 Once a week - 5 weeks - $37.50/5 Lessons (Classes 40 min.) Mon. June 9 4:45 p.m. 16178 Mon. June 9 5:30 p.m. 16179 Mon. June 9 6:20 p.m. 16180 Mon. July 14 4:45 p.m. 16181 Mon. July 14 5:30 p.m. 16182 Mon. July 14 6:20 p.m. 16183 Thurs. June 12 4:45 p.m. 16184 Thurs. June 12 5:30 p.m. 16185 Thurs. June 12 6:20 p.m. 16186 Thurs. July 17 4:45 p.m. 16187 Thurs. July 17 5:30 p.m. 16188 Thurs. July 17 6:20 p.m. 16189 SWIM LESSONS — ADULT & SENIOR BEGINNER Ages 15 & up. Help gain confidence and learn basic skills. Day Begins Time Activity # Once a week– 5 weeks - $37.50/5 Lessons (Classes 40 min.) Mon. June 9 7:15 p.m. 16190 Mon. July 14 7:15 p.m. 16191 Thurs. June 12 7:15 p.m. 16192 Thurs. July 17 7:15 p.m. 16193 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $56.00/10 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) M-F July 14 10:10 a.m. 16194 M-F July 28 11:20 a.m. 16195 SWIM LESSONS — ADULT & SENIOR INTER. Ages 16 & up. Build endurance? Fee $37.50/5 Lessons. Classes 40 min. Once a week for 5 weeks. Day Begins Time Activity # Thurs. July 14 7:15 p.m. 16196 SWIM LESSONS — ADULT WOMEN ONLY Lessons taught by a female instructor. Day Begins Time Activity # Once a week– 5 weeks - $37.50/5 Lessons (Classes 40 min.) Mon. June 9 7:15 p.m. 16197 Mon. July 14 7:15 p.m. 16198 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $51.00/9 Lessons (Classes 30 min.) (No Class July 4) M-F June 23 9:35 a.m. 16199 Mon.-Fri. - 1 week - $37.50/5 Lessons (Classes 40 min.) M-F Aug. 11 9:40 a.m. 16200 22 LIFEGUARD TRAINING - American Red Cross Emphasis on victim recognition, surveillance & equipment - based rescues. Registration Fee $225.00, includes book, Standard First Aid & CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Classes held at Community Center.  Minimum age 15 on or before completion of class.  Must swim 300 yards continuously using these strokes in the following order: 100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, flutter kick (rhythmic breathing can be performed either by breathing to the side or to the front);100 yards of breaststroke using a pull, breath, kick and glide sequence;100 yards of either the front crawl or breaststroke. The 100 yards may be a combination of front crawl or breaststroke. No time requirement for this skill.  Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point while maintaining two hands on the object and exit water without using a ladder or steps within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Registration accepted immediately. No refunds 8 days before class start date. Attendance at all classes required.  Activity #16375 - Wed., May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18 & 25, 5:30-9:30 p.m.  Activity #16376 - Mon.-Fri., June 16-20, 12:30-6:30 p.m.  Activity #16377 - Mon.-Fri., June 23-27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Activity #16378 - Mon.-Fri., Aug. 4-8, 12:30-6:30 p.m.  Activity #16379 - Fri., July 25, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 12:30-5 p.m. Aquatics continued 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, private swim lessons are designed to meet the individual needs of you or your child. Missed lessons will not be made up. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Twice a week - 2 weeks - $74.00/4 Lessons (Inst. Jean) M&W June 9 11:15 a.m. 16234 Twice a week - 3 weeks - $111.00/6 Lessons (Inst. Jean) M&W July 7 11:15 a.m. 16235 Once a week - 5 weeks - $92.50/5 Lessons Mon. June 9 4:00 p.m. 16236 Mon. June 9 5:30 p.m. 16237 Mon. July 14 5:30 p.m. 16238 Mon. July 14 6:20 p.m. 16239 Mon.-Fri. - 1 week - $92.50/5 Lessons M-F June 16 11:15 a.m. 16240 M-F Aug. 11 9:40 a.m. 16241 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $166.50/9 Lessons (No class July 4) M-F June 23 10:10 a.m. 16242 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $185.00/10 Lessons M-F July 14 10:10 a.m. 16243 M-F July 28 11:20 a.m. 16244 Once a week - 10 weeks - $166.50/9 Lessons (No class July 5) Sat. June 14 11:20 a.m. 16245 Sat. June 14 12:00 p.m. 16246 WATER SAFETY AIDE Ages 12 & up with a level 6 swimming ability. Are you interested in teaching swim lessons? This is the place to start! Learn the skills and techniques to aid in the instruction of quality lessons. You will work with experienced instructors during our swim lesson program as an apprentice. All materials included in the fee. Classes 1 hour. Day Begins Time Activity # Once a week - 10 weeks $85.00/10 Lessons Mon. June 9 6:20 p.m. 16201 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $76.50/9 Lessons (No class July 4) M-F June 23 10:10 a.m. 16202 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $85.00/10 Lessons M-F July 14 9:35 a.m. 16203 M-F July 28 10:10 a.m. 16204 SWIM LESSONS — ADAPTIVE/AQUA BUDDIES For children & adults with physical or developmental disabilities or Autism. Ratio is one student/instructor. Missed lessons will not be made up. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Twice a week - 2 weeks - $41.00/4 Lessons (Inst. Jean) M&W June 9 9:35a.m. 16205 M&W June 9 10:10 a.m. 16206 M&W June 9 10:45 a.m. 16207 Twice a week - 3 weeks - $61.50/6 Lessons (Inst. Jean) M&W July 7 9:35 a.m. 16208 M&W July 7 10:10 a.m. 16209 M&W July 7 10:45 a.m. 16210 Once a week - 5 weeks - $51.50/5 Lessons Mon. June 9 4:45 p.m. 16211 Mon. June 9 7:15 p.m. 16212 Mon. July 14 4:45 p.m. 16213 Mon. July 14 7:15 p.m. 16214 Thurs. June 12 5:30 p.m. 16215 Thurs. June 12 7:15 p.m. 16216 Thurs. July 17 5:30 p.m. 16217 Thurs. July 17 7:15 p.m. 16218 Once a week - 9 weeks - $92.50/9 Lessons (No class July 5) Sat. June 14 9:00 a.m. 16219 Sat. June 14 9:35 a.m. 16220 Sat June 14 10:10 a.m. 16221 Sat. June 14 10:45 a.m. 16222 Sat. June 14 11:20 a.m. 16223 Mon.-Fri. - 1 week - $51.50/5 Lessons M-F June 16 9:40 a.m. 16224 M-F June 16 11:15 a.m. 16225 M-F Aug. 11 9:40 a.m. 16226 M-F Aug. 11 11:15 a.m. 16227 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $92.50/9 Lessons (No class July 4) M-F June 23 9:35 a.m. 16228 M-F June 23 11:20 p.m. 16229 Mon.-Fri. - 2 weeks - $103.00/10 Lessons M-F July 14 9:35 a.m. 16230 M-F July 14 10:45 a.m. 16231 M-F July 28 9:35 a.m. 16232 M-F July 28 12:00 p.m. 16233 23 10:00 a.m. Willow Lane Park - 4800 - 69th Ave 11:00 a.m. Garden City Park - 3607 - 65th Ave 12:30 p.m. Orchard Lane Park - 6512 Perry Ave 1:30 p.m. Northport Park - 5512 Sailor LN (behind Northport School) TUESDAY SCHEDULE June 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22 & 29 (No show July 1) June 17, 18 & 19 - Wizard of Oz June 24, 25 & 26 - Hansel & Gretel July 8, 9 & 10 - Captain Jack & Pirate Pippa: The Lost Treasure July 15, 16 & 17 - The Jungle Calls: Tarzan & Jane July 22, 23 & 24 - Cora’s Big Adventure July 29, 30 & 31 - Super Heroes featuring Spiderman, Wonder Woman & Batman 10:00 a.m. Bellvue Park - 801 - 55th Ave 11:00 a.m. Grandview Park - 1600 - 59th Ave (near Cohen Field) 12:30 p.m. Centennial Park - 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy (by softball fields - north parking lot) 1:30 p.m. Riverdale Park - 7031 Dallas Rd WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE June 18, 25, July 9, 16, 23 & 30 (No show July 2) 10:00 a.m. Lions Park - 5501 Russell Ave (near Centerbrook Clubhouse) 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Park - 6535 Bryant Ave (near side of Fire Station) 12:30 p.m. Evergreen Park - 7112 Bryant Ave 1:30 p.m. West Palmer Park - 7110 Palmer Lake Dr W THURSDAY SCHEDULE June 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24 & 31 (No show July 3) June 17-July 31 (excluding July 1-3) Shows are approximately 30 minutes. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Please leave dogs home. In case of inclement weather, shows may be canceled and not rescheduled. FREE! The Puppet Playhouse is sponsored by the Brooklyn Center Lions Club! 24 BC PIRATES Ages 6-12. Shiver me timbers! Calling all buccaneers! Have a great time decorating a treasure chest with jewels, making a message in a bottle, creating a pirate medallion necklace, painting a miniature pirate ship and coloring a pirate bandana. We’ll end the afternoon eating some tasty snacks. Arrr! Registration Fee $8.00/1 Session. Class 2 hours. Instructor Diane. Day Date Time Location Activity # Mon. July 7 1:30 p.m. CC 16250 FAIRY HOUSE WORKSHOP Ages 6-12. Create your very own magical Fairy House. We’ll go outside to gather twigs, stones and other nature items. After collecting your objects, you’ll assemble your house. Using your imagination, make it unique by adding your nature items, plus flowers, beads, trims, buttons and magic glitter. The possibilities are endless. You will be proud to display your Fairy House in your home or garden. Registration Fee $8.00/1 Session. Class 2½ hours. Instructor Diane. Day Date Time Location Activity # Mon. July 28 2:00 p.m. CC 16256 SUPER SLEUTHS Ages 6-12. How would you like to be a super Sherlock Holmes? As a sleuth-in-training, you will create a secret code name, make a disguise and ID card, assemble a detective kit and explore fingerprinting. Help to solve a crime by looking for clues and documenting evidence. We’ll be going outside. Registration Fee $8.00/1 Session. Class 2 hours. Instructor Diane. Day Date Time Location Activity # Mon. June 23 1:30 p.m. CC 16248 ARTIST’S WORKSHOP Ages 6-12. Let your imagination soar and have fun creating art projects using exciting materials and different kinds of paint. Paint a picture on a canvas board, design and paint a work of art on a fabric mini backpack and paint a Suncatcher. Your artistic creations will look great in your room or to give as a gift. Registration Fee $8.00/1 Session. Class 2 hours. Instructor Diane. Day Date Time Location Activity # Mon. July 14 2:00 p.m. CC 16252 COOKIE BAKING Ages 6-12. We’re baking up lots of fun as we make different kinds of cookies. Eat some and take some home. Peanut products will be used; let us know if you have food allergies. This popular class fills up fast. Register early. Registration Fee $8.00/1 Session. Class 2 hours. Instructor Diane. Day Date Time Location Activity # Wed. July 16 2:00 p.m. CC 16253 DUCT TAPE ART Ages 6-12. Creating art with Duct Tape is fun and easy. You’ll love designing and decorating an adorable messenger bag, journal and school folder with Duct Tape. Add your own flair by choosing from several colors, animal prints, designs and more. Registration Fee $8.00/1 Session. Class 2 hours. Instructor Diane. Day Date Time Location Activity # Wed. June 25 1:30 p.m. CC 16249 WOOD WORKERS Ages 6-12. Wood workers is back with lots of “woodtastic” fun! Paint and decorate an unfinished wooden airplane and picture frame. Using stencils and paint, you will also make an unfinished wood tray for a unique keepsake. There's no limit to what you can do! These are fun and really awesome projects. Registration Fee $8.00/1 Session. Class 2 hours. Instructor Diane. Day Date Time Location Activity # Wed. June 18 1:30 p.m. CC 16247 SEALIFE SAMPLER Ages 6-12. We’re reeling in lots of fun. Craft projects include painting a ceramic shark bank, fish and a tropical fish Suncatcher (looks similar to stained glass). You will also make a patriotic turtle craft, learn some fun facts and share fish jokes. Before leaving, you’ll get hooked when sampling the fish snack crackers and Octopus juice. Registration Fee $8.00/1 Session. Class 2 hours. Instructor Diane. Day Date Time Location Activity # Wed. July 9 1:30 p.m. CC 16251 CHILDREN Wear old clothes or bring a paint shirt. We’ll be using paints and glue. BFF FUN Ages 6-12. Bring your best friend or make a new best friend. You’ll make really awesome jewelry using beads and the popular rubber band loops. Keep your rubber band loop bracelet or give as a gift. Decorate a unique box for your jewelry. For our treat, we’ll frost, decorate and eat cupcakes. And, everyone will receive a special surprise gift. Wow! You won’t want to miss this class. Registration Fee $8.00/1 Session. Class 2 hours. Instructor Diane. Day Date Time Location Activity # Wed. July 23 2:00 p.m. CC 16255 SAND & ROCK ART Ages 6-12. Create your own masterpieces using sand and rocks! Make a special pattern in a photo frame and plastic bottle using layers of colored sand. You’ll also fill a cool sports bottle with sand; choose from soccer, football or baseball. Paint designs on rocks for a pet rock, holiday decoration or paperweight. These items will make an awesome display in your room. Registration Fee $8.00/1 Session. Class 2 hours. Instructor Diane. Day Date Time Location Activity # Mon. July 21 2:00 p.m. CC 16254 25 Children continued DAY CAMP - BC MAD SCIENTISTS August 19-21 Ages 6-12. This camp is oozing with explosive fun! Experiments, crafts, games, cooking, and outdoor activities are all part of the excitement. You’ll have a “blast” swimming each day; bring your swimsuit and towel. Sign up before this camp disappears! Deadline to register, August 11, space permitting. No refunds after August 11. Registration Fee $50.00/3 Days, includes lunch and snack each day. Day Begins Time Location Activity # T,W,Th Aug. 19 8:30 a.m. CC 16262 CSI SAFETY ACADEMY August 12 & 13 Grades 2-4. Wanted! 51 children to use a fire truck water hose, check out an emergency vehicle, learn how to protect their noggin and help solve a big case. Meet firefighters, police officers, emergency room staff and learn how to be safe. Dress for the weather; some activities held outdoors. Bring your bicycle on Tuesday. Bring swimsuit & towel on Wednesday for swimming. Parents, please plan on attending a picnic dinner followed by the graduation ceremony at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday. 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Morning check in begins at 7:45 a.m. Registration Fee $25.00/2 Days, includes lunch, snacks, T-shirt, bike helmet, graduation ceremony and picnic dinner of hotdogs, beans & chips. Day Begins Time Location Activity # T&W Aug. 12 8:00 a.m. CC 16261 PLAYGROUND TRIPS & TREASURES Ages 6-12 Get ready for FUN! Activities include:  Group games  Crafts & reading  Take a trip each Tuesday  Participate in activities before & after trip  Find treasures in Centennial Park  Swim at the pool on Thursdays Dress for the outdoors with tennis shoes, a water bottle and bring a swimsuit & towel on Thursdays. Meets Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Community Center Registration Fee $28.00/week for Tuesday & Thursday, includes breakfast, lunch, snack, trip bus, trip admission, activities, swimming, and supervision. Register for one or more weeks! Registration deadline one week prior to start of each week; no refunds after registration deadline. Days Dates Tues. Trip Location Activity # T&TH June 17 & 19 Como Park Zoo 16263 T&TH June 24 & 26 Science Museum of MN 16264 T&TH July 8 & 10 North Mississippi Park 16265 T&TH July 15 & 17 Sea Life MN 16266 T&TH July 22 & 24 Tropics Water Pk & Playground 16267 T&TH July 29 & 31 Coon Rapids Dam Park 16268 T&TH August 5 & 7 Pump It Up 16269 YOUTH REC CENTER SUMMER CAMP Grades K-6 Join us for summer fun including:  Group games  Introduction to different sports  Nutrition/health education  Daily reading time  Police officers visit weekly to teach safety & awareness  Swim at Community Center pool every Thursday (Bring a swimsuit & towel.) Meets Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Youth Rec Center, 6500 Humboldt Ave (blue building east of Brooklyn Center High School). Registration Fee $50.00/week includes breakfast, lunch, snack, activities, use of sports equipment, swimming, t -shirt and supervision. (One t-shirt/participant.) Register for one or more weeks! Registration deadline one week prior to start of each week; no refunds after registration deadline. Days Dates Sport Activity # M-TH July 21-24 Golf 16271 M-TH July 28-31 Soccer 16272 M-TH Aug. 4-7 Basketball & Football 16273 M-TH August 11-14* Tennis 16274 M-TH August 18-21 Baseball & Volleyball 16275 *Grades 2-4 have option of attending Mon. & Thurs. at the Rec Center (Activity #16274 - fee $25.00) and attending CSI Safety Academy Tues. & Wed. (Activity #16261 - fee $25.00). Registration for both camps must be made at the same time. KIDS' FISHING CONTEST-EARLE BROWN DAYS Saturday, June 28 - 10-11:45 a.m. Ages 3-12. Catch the fun at the Kids’ Fishing Contest in Shingle Creek near community center. Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in four fish categories. Bring rod and reel and bait. Adult must accompany children. Sponsored by BrookPark Dental Center & BC Police Dept. If rained out, it will not be rescheduled. SWIM DAY CAMP Ages 6-12. If you love swimming, this fun and educational camp is for you! Children will receive a swim lesson each day plus participate in swimming focused activities - games, park fun, music, arts & crafts and receive information on important water safety topics. (Bring a swimsuit & towel each day.)  Five 40 minute swim lessons  Swim lesson report card  Daily open swim  Breakfast  Lunch  Snack  Supervision  T-shirt Meets Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the community center. Registration Fee $75.00/5 days. Registration deadline July 7; no refunds after July 7. Day Begins Time Location Activity # M-F July 14 9:00 a.m. CC 16276 NEW! 26 SOCCER - PRESCHOOL LITTLE KICKERS Ages 3 & 4, eligible for kindergarten 2015 & 2016. In addition to learning basic skills, there will be warm up games to enhance social interaction and gross motor skills. See Little Kickers description below. Class ratio 6 children/1 instructor/coach. Classes 45 min. Registration Fee $50.00. Day Begins Time Location Activity # T&TH June 17 6:00 p.m. Team 1-Evergreen 16285 T&TH June 17 6:00 p.m. Team 2-Evergreen 16286 T&TH June 17 6:00 p.m. Team 3-Evergreen 16287 T&TH June 17 6:00 p.m. Team 4-Evergreen 16288 T&TH June 17 6:00 p.m. Team 5-Evergreen 16289 T&TH June 17 6:00 p.m. Team 6-Evergreen 16290 T&TH June 17 6:00 p.m. Team 7-Evergreen 16291 T&TH June 17 6:00 p.m. Team 8-Evergreen 16292 If your child wishes to be on the same team as another child, please sign up for the same team activity #. Registration Deadline - June 3 To guarantee your child a t-shirt in the correct size, register on or before June 3. If space permits, we will accommodate children on the waitlist.  No tryouts and EVERYONE will play!  In case of rainouts, due to financial and time restraints, only one practice or game will be made up.  Soccer season – Tuesday & Thursday, June 17-July 31. (No program June 26 & July 3)  T-ball & Intro to Softball season—Monday & Wednesday, June 16-July 23  Softball season (Grades 3-6) – Tuesday & Thursday, June 17-July 31 (No program June 26 & July 3)  No weekend practices or games.  Children who have participated in this program two or more years may register for a higher level team. At the instructors’ discretion, players may be transferred to an appropriate team.  Fee includes T-shirt. When registering, indicate size.  Softball participants bring a glove and hat. Soccer participants are required to wear shin guards.  Adult volunteers are needed to assist staff coaches for Softball (Grades 3-6).  Soccer Locations – Evergreen Football Field – 7112 Dupont Ave N; Grandview Soccer Field – 1600 59th Ave N. East Palmer Park – 7027 Oliver Ave N, Northport Park – 5512 Sailor Lane  Softball Location – Firehouse Park – 6535 Bryant Ave N (East field park off Bryant, West field park off Dupont)  Financial Assistance and Scholarships – Available for Brooklyn Center resident children on free/reduced lunch. SOCCER - LITTLE KICKERS Ages 4 & 5, eligible for kindergarten 2014 & 2015. A noncompetitive program, featuring drills & activities for our “Little Kickers” to develop basic skills of soccer. We offer positive coaching, smaller fields, scrimmages played six on six, with everyone playing and fun for all. Classes 1 hour. Registration Fee $50.00. Day Begins Time Location Activity # T&TH June 17 6:00 p.m. Team 1-Grandview 16277 T&TH June 17 6:00 p.m. Team 2-Grandview 16278 T&TH June 17 6:00 p.m. Team 3-Grandview 16279 T&TH June 17 6:00 p.m. Team 4-Grandview 16280 T&TH June 17 6:00 p.m. Team 5-Grandveiw 16281 T&TH June 17 6:00 p.m. Team 6-Grandview 16282 T&TH June 17 6:00 p.m. Team 7-Grandview 16283 T&TH June 17 6:00 p.m. Team 8-Grandview 16284 SOCCER - KICKIN' KIDS I Ages 6-8, eligible for grades 1 & 2 in 2014. This instructional program is designed for children to have FUN while LEARNING the fundamentals of soccer. The program will be filled with many fun activities so "kids" can learn the basic skills needed to play soccer and games will be played in July. Classes 1 hour. Registration Fee $50.00. Day Begins Time Location Activity # T&TH June 17 7:15 p.m. Team 1-Evergreen 16293 T&TH June 17 7:15 p.m. Team 2-Evergreen 16294 T&TH June 17 7:15 p.m. Team 3-Evergreen 16295 T&TH June 17 7:15 p.m. Team 4-Evergreen 16296 T&TH June 17 7:15 p.m. Team 5-Evergreen 16297 T&TH June 17 7:15 p.m. Team 6-Evergreen 16298 T&TH June 17 7:15 p.m. Team 7-Evergreen 16299 T&TH June 17 7:15 p.m. Team 8-Evergreen 16300 SOCCER Ages 10-14, eligible for grades 5-8 in 2014 who have previously played soccer & know the skills. The first night coaches will do a quick review of skills followed by a scrimmage. Remaining weeks spent playing scrimmages between teams. Classes 1 hour. Registration Fee $50.00. Day Begins Time Location Activity # T&TH June 17 7:15 p.m. Team 1-Grandview 16307 T&TH June 17 7:15 p.m. Team 2-Grandview 16308 T&TH June 17 7:15 p.m. Team 3-East Palmer 16309 T&TH June 17 7:15 p.m. Team 4-East Palmer 16310 SOCCER - KICKIN' KIDS II Ages 8-10, eligible for grades 3 & 4 in 2014. Participants in this fun instructional program will review and work on mastering the fundamentals of soccer. Majority of time spent playing soccer games. Classes 1 hour. Registration Fee $50.00. Day Begins Time Location Activity # T&TH June 17 7:15 p.m. Team 1-Northport 16301 T&TH June 17 7:15 p.m. Team 2-Northport 16302 T&TH June 17 7:15 p.m. Team 3-Northport 16303 T&TH June 17 7:15 p.m. Team 4-Northport 16304 T&TH June 17 7:15 p.m. Team 5-Northport 16305 T&TH June 17 7:15 p.m. Team 6-Northport 16306 SPORTS PROGRAM - Soccer/T-Ball/Softball 27 Sports Program continued If your child wishes to be on the same team as another child, sign up for the same team activity #. Where applicable, parents are responsible for providing transportation to the other park for games. Registration Deadline - June 3. To guarantee your child a t-shirt in the correct size, register on or before June 3. If space permits, we will accommodate children on waitlist. T-BALL - PRESCHOOL Ages 3 & 4, eligible for kindergarten ‘15 & ‘16. See description below. Parent or adult relative participate as a buddy; no T- ball knowledge required. Adult stands behind their child and assists coaches in skill development. Coaches teach all the skills. Classes 45 min. Registration Fee $50.00. Day Begins Time Location Activity # M&W June 16 6:00 p.m. Team 1-Firehouse East 16311 M&W June 16 6:00 p.m. Team 2-Firehouse East 16312 T-BALL Ages 4 & 5, eligible for kindergarten 2014 & 2015. For kids who like to run, jump, throw, play games & have FUN! LEARN the basic fundamentals, good sportsmanship and play related skill games & relays. Classes 1 hour. Registration Fee $50.00. Day Begins Time Location Activity # M&W June 16 6:00 p.m. Team 1-Firehouse West 16313 M&W June 16 6:00 p.m. Team 2-Firehouse West 16314 M&W June 16 6:00 p.m. Team 3-Firehouse West 16315 M&W June 16 6:00 p.m. Team 4-Firehouse West 16316 SOFTBALL - "KIDS" INTRODUCTION Ages 6-9, eligible for grades 1-3 in ‘14. Kids have FUN while LEARNING good sportsmanship, teamwork & fundamentals of softball. Classes 1 hour. Registration Fee $50.00. Day Begins Time Location Activity # M&W June 16 7:10 p.m. Team 1-Firehouse East 16317 M&W June 16 7:10 p.m. Team 2-Firehouse East 16318 M&W June 16 7:10 p.m. Team 3-Firehouse West 16319 M&W June 16 7:10 p.m. Team 4-Firehouse West 16320 SOFTBALL Girls & boys, ages 8-12 eligible for grades 3 -6 in fall 2014. This is a cooperative program between Brooklyn Center, Crystal, New Hope & Robbinsdale. Coaches and adult volunteers provide a fun, instructional league with emphasis on mastering the skills and rules of the sport. June dates will be practices at Firehouse Park. Month of July games played at 6:15 or 7:30 at fields in Brooklyn Center, Crystal, New Hope and Robbinsdale. Players responsible for their own transportation to each field. Practice & games 1 hour. Registration Fee $50.00. Day Begins Time Location Activity # T&TH June 17 6:15 p.m. Team 1-Firehouse West 16321 T&TH June 17 6:15 p.m. Team 2-Firehouse West 16322 T-BALL & SOFTBALL SUMMER CONDITIONING SPEED & STRENGTH Grades 8-12. A total physical fitness program for girls and boys, including stretching exercises to increase flexibility, weight-training to build strength, plyometric exercises to improve running speed and cardiovascular endurance training for the heart-lung system. Meets June 10- July 31 at Park Center, one of the state’s finest weight facilities. Registration Fee $90.00, includes t-shirt. When registering, indicate t-shirt size. Activity #16323-Boys; Activity #16324- Girls. Classes 90 min. Instructors Park Center Coaches. No class June 30 -July 4. Day Begins Time Location Activity # M-F June 9 8:00 a.m. Park Center 16323 M-F June 9 9:30 a.m. Park Center 16324 JUNIOR LEADER PROGRAM Ages 13-15. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable skills to assist you in getting a future job! Junior leaders attend a pre- training session and are required to volunteer two mornings or afternoons a week with the Playground Trips & Treasures Program or the Youth Rec Center Summer Camp. See page 25 for program descriptions and dates. As a junior leader, you will assist adult leaders in setting up games, interact with children, and learn how to lead groups. Must complete an application form and go through an interview process prior to being asked to join a program. For more information or an application form, call Kelly at 763-569-3405. OPEN GYM Grades 6-12 as of fall 2014. You’re invited to drop by for open gym. Round up your friends or meet someone new on the court. Basketball, volleyball, kickball, dodge-ball - choose a game and have fun! This cooperative program is supervised by Brooklyn Center Recreation & Police Department staff. FREE! No open gym July 3. Day Dates Time Location Tues. June 17-Aug. 26 4-6:00 p.m. Earle Brown Elem. Thurs. June 19-Aug. 28 4-6:00 p.m. Youth Rec Center Earle Brown Elementary - 1500 - 59th Ave Youth Rec Center - 6500 Humboldt Ave (Blue building east of BC High School) TEEN ADULT VOLUNTEER COACHES Volunteers with softball experience are needed to assist with the softball program during skills practices and games as base coaches. Volunteers need to complete an application & background check and will receive a refund for their child’s program fee at the end of the season if they fulfill the position. (One refund/volunteer.) For more information or to volunteer, contact Kelly at 763-569-3405. Looking for quality youth programs in Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park? brooklynsconnect.org is a wonderful resource for parents and youth. Based on what you’re interested in, location, age or days you’re free, search for great programs and refer youth to after - school, weekend and summer activities that help them learn, grow and thrive. •ARTS •TECHNOLOGY & MEDIA •SPORTS •JOBS & CAREER TRAINING •DANCE •COLLEGE READINESS •AND MORE Check it out at brooklynsconnect.org. For more info, email info@brooklynsallianceforyouth.org or call 763-398-0780. 28 ADULT FITNESS Classes with or are offered at no cost to SilverSneakers® or Silver&Fit® members. Please register by phone (763-569-3400) or in person at the community center for the classes you will be attending. Online registration is not available for SilverSneakers® or Silver&Fit® participants. 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 $33.00/11 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor Stephanie. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Thurs. June 12 10:30 a.m. CC 16334 WALKING CLUB Get a great start to your day by stretching, walking, talking and exploring the beautiful parks in Brooklyn Center. The first week we will meet in Centennial Park (behind the Community Center). You will be given a schedule of parks to meet at for the remaining sessions! In case of rain, the Walking Club will meet indoors at the Community Center. Please wear tennis shoes. Registration Fee $33.00/11 Sessions. Classes 60 min. Instructor Stephanie. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Thurs. June 12 8:00 a.m. CC 16335 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. Fee $30.00/10 Sessions. No fee SilverSneakers ® participant. Classes 50 min. (No class Fri. July 4 or Wed. August 13) Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Wed. June 11 8:45 a.m. CC Judy 16330 Fri. June 13 9:00 a.m. CC Stephanie 16331 SILVERSNEAKERS® – CLASSIC 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. Registration Fee $33.00/11 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Mon. June 9 10:30 a.m. CC Judy 16325 Thurs. June 12 9:30 a.m. CC Stephanie 16326 SILVERSNEAKERS® – YOGA Yoga Stretch will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. No fee SilverSneakers® participant. Classes 50 min. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $33.00/11 Sessions Mon. June 9 3:00 p.m. CC Judy 16327 Thurs. June 12 11:30 a.m. CC Stephanie 16328 Registration Fee $30.00/10 Sessions (No class Aug. 13) Wed. June 11 9:45 a.m. CC Judy 16329 SILVERSNEAKERS® – SilverSplash® Activate your aqua urge for variety! This shallow water class offers LOTs of fun moves to improve agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. No swimming ability is required and a special SilverSneakers® kickboard is used to develop strength, balance and coordination. No fee SilverSneakers ® participant. Registration Fee $33.00/11 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor Jean. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. June 9 8:30 a.m. CC 16332 AEROBIC FITNESS AND FUN FOR 65+ Learn energizing routines designed to improve strength, flexibility and endurance at a level safe and comfortable for you. This class is directed towards individuals 65 years and older; others may participate. Registration Fee $33.00/11 Sessions. Classes 50 minutes. Instructor Judy. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. June 9 9:30 a.m. CC 16333 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. These classes are a great opportunity to get fit, have fun and make friends! 29 Adult Fitness continued ARTHRITIS WATER EXERCISE Joining a water exercise class gives you opportunity to exercise in warm water with guidance from a trained Arthritis Foundation instructor. This class can help decrease pain and stiffness. We concentrate on walking, warm-ups, range of motion of all major joints and low-impact exercises. Classes 50 min. Heather & Heidi will team teach the evening class and Jean and Stephanie will team teach the Wednesday morning class. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $38.50/11 Sessions Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Tues June 10 8:15 a.m. CC Lisa 16336 Wed. June 11 8:30 a.m. CC J/S 16337 Registration Fee $28.00/8 Sessions Wed. June 11 6:30 p.m. CC H/H 16338 AQUA EXERCISE Water power! Join this invigorating high-energy class, which includes a warm up, cardio and full body toning. You are encouraged to participate in the intensity level that suits you best. It’s 50 minutes of pure aqua aerobic fun! Jean & Judy J will team teach Monday evening. Classes 50 min. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $38.50/11 Sessions Mon. June 9 6:00 p.m. CC Jean/Judy 16340 Registration Fee $35.00/10 Sessions (No class July 4 &5) Fri. June 13 8:15 a.m. CC LeVon/Lisa 16341 Sat. June 14 8:00 a.m. CC Jean 16342 Registration Fee $24.50/7 Sessions Thurs. July 10 8:15 a.m. CC LeVon 16343 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 $28.00/8 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Heather & Heidi will team teach. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Wed. June 11 7:25 p.m. CC H/H 16339 STRENGTH TRAINING, BACK & “ABS” FOR EVERYONE Basic exercises using weights are geared to individual ability for a healthier & more active lifestyle. This class includes weekly “AB” workout and specific strength training exercises for the lower back. Registration Fee $38.50/11 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Instructor Vicki. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. June 9 6:15 p.m. CC 16346 HATHA YOGA Pure Hatha Yoga strives to create an absolute balance between the body, mind and energy. The benefits may include stress reduction, relaxation, decreased depression, pain relief, lower blood pressure, and balancing blood sugar. Leave refreshed, calm, and relaxed. Registration Fee $21.00/6 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor Cassandra. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. June 9 5:00 p.m. CC 16345 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. Registration fee $38.50/11Sessions. Classes 50 min. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Mon. June 9 7:00 p.m. CC Jean/Judy 16344 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 1 hour. Instructor Sue. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Wed. June 11 6:45 p.m. CC 16347 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 (No class July 31) Thurs. June 12 6:00 p.m. CC 16348 Registration Fee $31.50/9 Sessions (No class July 4 & Aug 1) Fri. June 13 10:00 a.m. CC 16349 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. Registration Fee $60.00/10 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Stephanie is a licensed Zumba® Instructor. (No Class Sat. July 5 or Wed. July 30.) Day Begins Time Location Activity # Wed. June 11 5:30 p.m. CC 16350 Sat. June 14 10:30 a.m. CC 16351 30 Adult continued Register online at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. For registration information, see page 18. DROP-IN CARDS This option is ideal for people who want to exercise but cannot commit to the same class every week. Cards may be purchased for aqua or fitness classes that have met the minimum number of registrations to hold the class and do not fill to capacity. Cards are non-refundable and have an expiration date. Card options for 5, 8, 10 or 12 classes are of equal value, assisting you in purchasing only the number you will actually use this session. If you have any questions, call Kelly at 763-569-3400. Drop-In Card registration not available online. With a drop-in card, you can start anytime . . . now there's no reason not to exercise with us! DROP-IN CARD—SENIOR OPTIONS Adults 62 years and older # of Classes Fee Activity # 12 Classes $44.00 16354 10 Classes $37.00 16355 8 Classes $29.50 16356 5 Classes $18.50 16357 1 Class $4.00 16358 DROP-IN CARD—FITNESS OPTIONS Adults through 61 years # of Classes Fee Activity # 12 Classes $49.50 16359 10 Classes $41.25 16360 8 Classes $33.00 16361 5 Classes $20.50 16362 1 Class $4.25 16363 DROP-IN CARD—ZUMBA OPTIONS Can be used for Wednesday or Saturday class # of Classes Fee Activity # 5 Classes $35.00 16364 3 Classes $21.00 16365 1 Class $7.00 16366 FITNESS & AEROBIC CLASSES  Wear comfortable clothes & fitness shoes.  Mats and weights provided.  Noodles and aqua belts provided.  All classes coed.  Note cancellation dates in descriptions. Changes are noted on fitness calendars available from instructors & the customer service counter. Classes added at the end to cover cancellations. BODY SCULPTING Body strengthening and toning. Beginning with a warm-up to wake up your whole body, we will use free weights, bands, and floor work to sculpt and tone legs, buttocks, core, arms and shoulders. Class will end with total body stretching. Get the definition and sculpting you desire! Registration Fee $35.00/10 Sessions. Classes 30 min. Instructor Stephanie. (No class July 5.) Day Begins Time Location Activity # Sat. June 14 9:30 a.m. CC 16353 CARDIO COMBO – SATURDAY Come alone, meet new people or make it a family affair. This low impact cardio workout offers a variety of exercises challenging all fitness levels. Participate in the intensity level that suits you best, including a 10 minute warm -up, 20 minutes of aerobics, 10 minutes of step, (for persons unable to do step, the same patterns may be done on the floor) cool down and strength training. Registration Fee $35.00/10 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor Stephanie. (No class July 5.) Day Begins Time Location Activity # Sat. June 14 8:30 a.m. CC 16352 PERSONAL TRAINING 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. # of Sessions Fee 1 Session $45.00 2 Sessions $90.00 3 Sessions $125.00 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. 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. 31 NORTHWEST METRO ADULT SPORTS The recreation departments of Brooklyn Center, New Hope, Crystal, Robbinsdale, Golden Valley, Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove form the Northwest Metro Adults Sports League. For information, call Joe at 763 -569-3382. CO-REC KICKBALL LEAGUE Remember the good old days of Kickball on the playground? Get your friends together for some “Old Time Fun”. You may play up to 10 on the field at one time and must always have an equal number of men and women or more women. Registration Fee $130.00/Team, includes game ball. For information and to register, call New Hope Recreation at 763-531-5151. Meets Friday evenings. UNOFFICIATED CO-REC SAND VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE Fee $110.00/Team. Additional $12/non-resident for anyone who does not live or work in Brooklyn Center, New Hope, Crystal, Robbinsdale, Golden Valley, Brooklyn Park & Maple Grove. Register, call New Hope Recreation, 763-531-5151. Friday evenings beginning June 14, Civic Center Park, New Hope. ADULT YARD GAME LEAGUE It’s an American tradition to get your friends and family together for a barbecue in the backyard. In this unique sports league with different yard games played every week, Crystal Recreation will provide the backyard. The 5-week regular season is followed by a season- ending playoff tournament. Games may include: Baggo, lawn darts, ladder golf, bocce, washers, and horseshoes. Teams may consist of 2-4 players ages 18+, male or female. Registration Fee $40.00/Team. For information and to register by May 18, call Crystal Recreation at 763-531-0052. Meets Thursday evenings beginning June 5 at Becker & Welcome Parks in Crystal. ADULT VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES Brooklyn Center offers officiated 6 on 6 co-rec, women’s & men’s leagues. Play runs mid -September through December. Winter leagues also available beginning play in January 2015. Matches played at North View Jr. High and Earle Brown Elementary. Info, call Joe at 763-569-3382. ADULT MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE Brooklyn Center offers a competitive basketball league for post high school men. Games played on Thursdays beginning in December. Teams guaranteed 10 games and may compete in the MRPA state tournament for an additional cost. Adult continued STEP TO IT CHALLENGE May 4-31 Do you have a competitive spirit, want a fun and easy way to get in shape again, or want to connect with your neighbors? The four-week Step To It Challenge is for you! Get Active with your community! The challenge is a fun, light-hearted way to connect with family, friends, and neighbors and get moving after a long winter. Twenty-four communities will compete to see which one has the most active residents. Participants from each city will have a chance to be honored by Hennepin County & the MN Twins at a Twins home game during the 2014 season. Make it a family event by having kids join in the fun too! How does it work? As a Step To It participant, you will keep an ongoing total of the steps you take during the challenge. Using an activity conversion chart at www.steptoit.org, other activities such as biking, gardening, yoga, swimming or even mowing the lawn can count toward overall steps. The website will allow you to record your steps online, or your step total can be called or faxed in. Best of all, it’s FREE! If you live or work in Hennepin County, you’re eligible to participate. Register after April 1 online at www.steptoit.org. Select Brooklyn Center as your community. After you register stop by the Brooklyn Center Community Center to pick up your Step To It T-shirt or lanyard with walking beacon. Applications also available at the Brooklyn Center Community Center. Participants are encouraged to “take green strides” that help you be more active while also saving natural resources. POTTERY — OPEN LAB AND FIRING PRIVILEGES June 9-August 30 For persons who have completed a pottery class at the community center. Designed for individuals who want to work independently; no instruction. Participants will be issued a membership card, which must be scanned at the customer service counter each time you use open lab. If you register in person, you will receive your card at that time. If you register online or by phone, allow extra time on your first day to get your card updated for summer session. Cards are valid for participants registered for the 2014 summer session. Registration Fee $145.00/12 Weeks, includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, firing, tax and open lab time. Additional clay - $42.45, includes 25 lbs., glazes, firing and tax. No instruction during the summer session. Pick up open lab schedule at the customer service counter. Dates Location Activity # June 9 - August 30 CC 16370 WALK & ROLL WITH YOUR COMMUNITY! Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle A new walking program begins in Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park this summer in partnership with HCMC Clinics! Each week the recreation departments and HCMC Clinics will host a short health related talk and a walk through a park. Walks will rotate between Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings at parks in Brooklyn Center & Brooklyn Park. Program details and the walking schedule and topics will be available the week of June 1 at the Brooklyn Center Community Center customer service desk. (No dogs, bikes, skateboards, rollerblades or scooters on walk.) 32 COMMUNITY TRIPSTERS Community Tripsters is a program for people who enjoy getting away and meeting new friends. We live in an area that offers a multitude of fun and educational opportunities! Our trips allow you to eat at wonderful restaurants & experience a host of re markable recreational activities. Motor coach buses depart & return to Brooklyn Center Community Center; an escort accompanies all tri ps. REGISTRATION for trips is currently available by mail, in person, by phone 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 but are hesitant to sign up? The Community Tripster staff would like to help put you in touch with others. If interest ed in finding out more, call Kelly at 763-569-3405. Trip Fee Includes: transportation, tours/admission, lunch, tax, gratuities and escort. 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. Time 9:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Registration deadline May 5. Activity #16036 JULY 22 - LAKE MINNETONKA CRUISE Spend a summer morning aboard the Lake of the Lady on Lake Minnetonka! We’ll enjoy a cruise on this historic sternwheeler and hear a special live narration about Lake Minnetonka from the Captain and crew. Listen to history of the Big Island, waterfront mansions, restaurants, marinas and gardens. Box lunch will be served at noon in the main cabin or on the upper deck. Menu: Option 1 - Turkey Sandwich, pasta salad, fruit, pickle, cookie and soda. Option 2- - Roast Beef Sandwich, coleslaw, apple, pickle, cookie and soda. After lunch, we’ll dock in Excelsior and spend an hour shopping on Water Street. Leaving downtown, we’ll stop at Adele’s Frozen Custard and Old Fashion Ice Cream shop. (Purchases made on Water Street and at Adele’s on your own). Registration Fee $53.00/person. Time 8:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Registration deadline June 23. Activity #16372. JUNE 18 - DISCOVER RED WING Descend into the Upper Mississippi River Valley and discover Red Wing! First stop is the Historic Depot in Leeve Park, a historic landmark and home to the Red Wing Visitor Center and the Red Wing Arts Association Gallery. A guide will join us for a narrated tour of Red Wing past Victorian homes, historic buildings and landmarks, spectacular bluff-top vistas and beautiful riverside parks. At the Historic St. James Hotel, enjoy a scrumptious lunch followed by a brief tour of this Victorian landmark. Next discover Main Street Red Wing with many shops, the Red Wing Shoe Museum and historic T.B. Sheldon Theater. Our trip ends with a stop at the Red Wing Pottery Museum with over 12,000 items on display. Learn about the pottery industry that once thrived in Red Wing. Registration Fee $55.00/person. Time 8:10 a.m.-5:55 p.m. Registration deadline June 9. Activity #16371. SEPTEMBER 16 - THE HISTORY of OWATONNA Owatonna is a city filled with history! Visit the State School Orphanage Museum, the largest school of its kind ever operated in Minnesota from 1886-1945. Relive history through building tours, photos, artifacts and personal stories. Enjoy lunch at the new Steele County History Center. Explore the exhibits and displays relative to Steele County and Minnesota history. Learn what life was like in the turn of the 20th Century at the Village of Yesteryear. This 19-structure site has become a landmark in the county and a historic treasure. It features two log cabins, railroad station, caboose, general store/post office, fire station, farm machinery building, blacksmith shop, country school, Dunnell mansion and a church. Each building is furnished according to the time they were built and connected by a boardwalk. Next stop is the “jewel box of the prairie”, the 1908 Louis Sullivan National Farmers’ Bank, featuring gold leaf arches, stained glass windows and nouveau baroque art designs. Finally purchase an end of the day treat at Russell Stover Candies in the candy kitchen and Blue Bell’s ice cream parlor. Registration Fee $59.00/person. Time 8:25 a.m.-5:55 p.m. Registration deadline September 8. Activity #16374. AUGUST 5 - VICTORIAN OCTAGON HOUSE Visit the Phipps Center, overlooking the St. Croix River, in Hudson, WI for a behind-the-scenes tour. Phipps opened in 1983 and is devoted to the continued pursuit and development of the performing and visual arts. After the tour, spend time in The Art Gallery, shop for unique affordable handmade gifts from area artists in the gift store and meet in the Atrium at the Phipps Center for a relaxing self-service Victorian Cream Tea. An elegant three-course tea is presented on elegant buffet tables with savories and sweets. Menu: Four varieties of finger sandwiches, freshly made scones with clotted cream and preserves, and a colorful assortment of dessert treats. Servers offer guests, seated at linen clad tables, endless cups of Earl Grey tea from silver pots. Arrive at the historic Octagon House in Hudson, WI for a docent-lead tour. The house was built for Judge John Shaw Moffat and his wife. The Octagon House is a fine example of the novel eight-sided dwelling popular in America in the mid-1800s. In addition to the gracious, restored house with Victorian era furnishings, the complex includes the Carriage House with a Museum Gift Shop. Registration Fee $61.00/person. Time 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Registration deadline July 7. Activity #16373. Don’t miss out - register early! Limited space available on these fun trips. 33 BOOMERS & BEYOND LEISURE TIME DROP-IN If you enjoy playing cards, join us Wednesdays from 10:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Must be checked in no later than 11:00 a.m. Partners are not required to play . Bring your lunch and have a fun afternoon. Coffee and tea provided. Everyone contributes $1/week to the kitty, which helps defray the cost for supplies, refreshments and prizes. Birthdays are celebrated the first Wednesday of each month with dessert. Everyone except those celebrating a birthday that month contributes $1. Progressive 500 is played every other week with prizes for the top three scores and non winner drawing. If you don’t play cards, informal instruction available from the players except on Progressive 500 days. Hosted by volunteers. Schedule available at the community center. MEN’S DROP-IN If you are interested in getting together informally with other guys, drop in on Mondays or Thursdays from Noon-3:30 p.m. Come play Buck Euchre, similar to 500. If you do not play Buck Euchre, informal instruction by the men is available. Hosted by volunteers. Questions, please call Earl at 612-280-8288 or Kelly at 763-569-3405. SOCIAL GROUPS The groups Leisure Time, Men’s Drop-in, Friendship Quilters and Women’s Club meet at the Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway. New participants are welcome at any time. Stop by and check us out! PICKLEBALL 55+ Get ready to play the fastest growing racquet sport in the US! Pickleball is for people of all athletic abilities, described as a combination of ping pong, tennis and badminton. It’s a great workout, very social, and a competitive and athletic game. It’s also a good way to spend time with friends and family. Pickleball uses a plastic whiffle ball and a paddle and is played on a court roughly half the size of a tennis court. This is not a league...come when you can…just drop in…with no advanced registration. Equipment is provided for you to try the game. Gym shoes required. Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Now - June 10 BC Youth Recreation Center, 6500 Humboldt Ave N (next to BCHS). Fee: $2.00 each week at the door. Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - June 17 - August 26 Evergreen Park, 7112 Bryant Ave N Weekly volunteer hosts needed. To volunteer or program questions, call Kelly at 763-569-3405. BROOKLYN CENTER FRIENDSHIP QUILTERS Join others who love quilting! This friendly drop -in group meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month September through May from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Spring dates: April 16, May 7 and 21. No dues; bring your lunch and a beverage and your quilting project. For more information and summer meeting locations, call Joanne at 763-561-1219. BROOKLYN CENTER WOMEN’S CLUB The club promotes social, cultural and civic activities for women ages 21 and older. Annual dues $12. Monthly meetings, held the second Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m., are informative with entertaining programs. Sponsored by the Community Activities, Recreation & Services Department. Join Us! May 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 763-428-4023. June 1 - Lyric Arts Theater, The Red Velvet Cake War and Brunch Buffet at Girvan Grille at Edinburgh Golf Club If you have questions about the Boomers & Beyond programs, call Kelly at 763-569-3405. DONUT MAKE YOU WONDER? Join us for an interesting informative program, coffee, and you guessed it - Donuts! Program fee is $2 payable at the door but you must register by the Thursday before so there are enough refreshments for everyone. Call 763-569-3405 to register. Program Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Dr. N from 10-11:30 a.m. BACKYARD BIRDS Wednesday, May 21 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. NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH & FITNESS DAY Wednesday, May 28 Community Center MAKE A MOVE TOWARD BETTER HEALTH A full-day schedule will be available in late April at the Community Center front desk.  Fitness Classes  Health Screenings  Body Fat Testing  Walk in the Park  Speaker on Living Well at Home  Healthy Snacks  Resource Sharing 34 Boomers & Beyond continued TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM OPTIONS Available through METROPOLITAN COUNCIL Transit Link 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. For fees and to reserve a ride, call 651-602-5465. Metro Mobility 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 from 5:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 651-602-1111. 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) FREE HELP FOR MEDICARE RECIPIENTS Brooklyn Center Community Center No Income Limits! Confidential, Free Assistance & No Sales! One hour individual morning appointments on May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10 To schedule your appointment, call Kelly at 763-569-3405. Example of questions:  Choosing the best supplement health insurance  Understanding Medicare Part D  Low Income Options  Sorting out medical and hospital bills  Medicare coverage for a given service  Appeals  Medical assistance Volunteer counselors are trained by Senior Community Services. Individuals, caregivers or family members are welcome to schedule an appointment. AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM Auto Insurance Discount Registration accepted immediately! Fee - AARP Members $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 May 7 Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 4 Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 9 Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. August 6 Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. September 3 Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Eight Hour — If you have never taken the training or haven’t taken the refresher course for more than three years. Date Day Time Oct. 7 & 8 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 & credit cards not accepted.) Class location - Crossings, 6201 N Lilac Drive, south entry. Crossing residents may register with the manager, space providing. Thanks to Crossings Manager & Lang Nelson Corporation for providing this site. Smoking prohibited. For other class locations, call AARP at 952-858-9040, Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES CENTENNIAL CIVIC & VETERANS MEMORIAL AMPHITHEATER 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 45 characters or spaces. Ideal for a civic group, individual, memorial, business, church, family, school, Veteran or pet.  Order forms available at the Community Center and on the City website.  Fill out the form & bring or mail to: City of Brooklyn Center–Centennial, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. Include check of $250.00 made payable to City of Brooklyn Center–Centennial.  To 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. Questions, call Sue at 763-569-3406. 35 PARKS BROOKLYN CENTER PARKS The City has 522 acres of parks and nature areas. Combined with a 20-mile trail system, residents can walk or bicycle almost anywhere in minutes. For a parks, school & trail map or a listing of parks with addresses & amenities. visit the website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. Select Parks and Recreation located under search tab and Parks & Trails. ADOPT-A-PARK/TRAIL/STREET Call 763-585-7100 for more information or to volunteer. This program plays an important role in helping maintain City parks, trails, public grounds and streets. Established in 1992, it is supported by several groups and individuals who represent a cross-section of the community, including businesses, organizations, schools, scouts, churches and neighborhood groups. Organizations are recognized by signs at their adopted facilities. With the help of this program, our parks, trails & streets are cleaner and more inviting. VOLUNTEERS are PARTNERS in COMMUNITY  Container planting at City Hall & Community Center - late spring, one day. Time scheduled with volunteer for approximately 2 -4 hours. Ongoing summer care optional.  Adopt a Garden at the Community Center - ongoing maintenance late spring, summer and fall. Volunteers set their own schedule. If you are interested in learning more about these volunteer opportunities, please call 763-569-3405. Reservations for picnic shelters 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 parks are required to pay f or 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 36 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. Ages 6-12. Learn the fundamentals of golf. Using SNAG equipment, students will rotate to various stations for putting, chipping & driving. Format is fun & recreational. Meets Mon. & Wed. for 4 weeks. Registration Fee $49.00/8 Sessions. 1½ hours. Register at Centerbrook. Days Begins Time Mon. & Wed. June 9 10:00 a.m. Mon. & Wed. July 7 10:00 a.m. EVENTS & OUTINGS Contact Steve Makowske, Golf Course Superintendent to personally plan any size event. 763-549-3750. GOLF COURSE 5500 N Lilac Dr 763-549-3750 cityofbrooklyncenter.org/centerbrook Golf Course Superintendent, Steve Makowske CENTERBROOK EVENTS 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 $25.00, includes golf, meal and chance to win prizes. Tee times 9:00 a.m.-Noon and 4-7:00 p.m. Pre-registration at Centerbrook is required. JULY 4th of July Family Golf Special 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). OCTOBER Skeleton Golf Scramble Saturday, October 25 Save the date! More information in the fall brochure. 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). LEAGUES Adult Golf leagues begin in April. Special weekly events, prizes and end-of-season golf banquet. Information & registration available at Centerbrook Golf Course.  Women - Monday Evening, Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Morning and Wednesday Evening  55+ - Tuesday Morning and Thursday Morning  Men - Thursday Evening  Twilight Twosome - Friday Evening  Youth (ages 8-16) - Wednesday Morning (Begins in June) ADULT BASIC FUNDAMENTAL GOLF LESSONS Bring clubs or we’ll furnish. Registration Fee $65.00/3 Lessons. YOUTH BASIC FUNDAMENTAL GOLF LESSONS Ages 6-17. Bring clubs or we’ll furnish. Registration Fee $50.00/3 Lessons. PARENT/CHILD PAIR GOLF LESSONS Adult & Child Ages 6-17. Bring clubs or we’ll furnish. Registration Fee $75.00/3 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. SUNDAY FAMILY GOLF SPECIAL NOTIFY ME - CENTERBROOK EVENTS Want to receive an email or a text message about upcoming events? Go to cityofbrooklyncenter.org, scroll to lower right hand corner & select VIEW ALL CALENDAR ITEMS. Select Notify Me to sign up for the Centerbrook Calendar. 37 SPECIAL INTEREST EARLE BROWN DAYS FESTIVAL Volunteer Volunteer to be part of the best event in Brooklyn Center - Earle Brown Days, June 26-28. Join this fun committee and help plan and run activities and events. Opportunities include planning Craft & Business Expo, Family Fun & Games, kids events, and fundraising. Committee meets at 4:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Community Center. Parade Thurs., June 26, 6:30 p.m. - 59th & Dupont to 69th & Dupont Craft & Business Expo Sat., June 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Centennial Park. Fee: $45/space. To volunteer, or to receive a parade entry form or Craft & Business Expo application, contact Sue at 763-569-3406. www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org/earlebrowndays 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 - $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. ROOM RENTALS The Community Center is a smoke free building; alcohol not permitted. Rentals available Monday-Saturday. For information on fees and availability, call 763-569-3400. The Community Center provides wireless internet for our patrons. Constitution Hall Constitution Hall is a great place to host a family reunion, graduation, wedding reception, anniversary party or business meeting. Maximum of 190 persons with banquet style seating and 250 for lecture style. Philip Q. Cohen Community Room This room is available for small group functions. Room capacity for theatre style seating - 70, classroom style - 30 & banquet style - 50. EXERCISE ROOM Fitness equipment - cardiovascular & strength conditioning. Minimum age 15. Shirts & tennis shoes required. For schedule, see page 39. 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 ADAPTIVE RECREATION The adaptive recreation program is a cooperative effort of the cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Plymouth and Maple Grove. REACH for Resources is an agency which serves individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Services include adaptive recreation, independent living support and counseling. REACH provides inclusion support facilitators for children with disabilities who would like to participate in their city recreation programs. Registration for these programs is done through your recreation department. After registering, contact Reach for Resources to discuss the needs/accommodations. For information, program listings and registration procedures, call Sarah or Heather at 952-988-4177 or go to www.reachforresources.org. A minimum of two weeks notice is required for a successful inclusion. BROOKLYN AREA SOCCER LEAGUES Ages 6-18. Brooklyn Center & Brooklyn Park residents. Focus is on skill development & playing games. www.bpaasports.org/ soccer. Register through May at Brooklyn Park Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave N or online at www.brooklynpark.org. BROOKLYN CENTER YOUTH FOOTBALL Boys & girls in K-8. Register-Sat., Apr. 19, May 3 & 10, June 7, July 12 & 19 - 10 a.m-1 p.m. at BC Community Center. Begins in August. Email bcyf2013@gmail.com or leave message at 612 -782-7120. www.stadiumroar.com/bcyouthfootball. 38 TENNIS LESSONS - KIDS Grades 3-6. Learn forehand, backhand, serving, court rules, etiquette and scoring. Bring a racquet; balls furnished. Classes meet twice a week for 2½ weeks. Registration Fee $25.00/5 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Day Begins Time Location Activity # M&W June 11 10:30 a.m. West Palmer Park 16380 M&W July 9 10:30 a.m. West Palmer Park 16381 TENNIS LESSONS - TEEN Grades 7-12. Learn basic ground strokes, serves and volley techniques. Bring a racquet; balls furnished. Classes meet twice a week for 2½ weeks. Registration Fee $25.00/5 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Day Begins Time Location Activity # M&W June 11 11:45 a.m. West Palmer Park 16382 M&W July 9 11:45 a.m. West Palmer Park 16383 TENNIS LEAGUE - TEEN Ages 12-18. Must have previous tennis experience and be able to sustain a rally with forehand & backhand, return serves, be somewhat consistent on volleys and able to keep score. You are responsible for transportation to practices and matches in New Hope. Register by June 1, space permitting. 8 to 12 players required to form team. Registration Fee $54.00 for league play and t-shirt. Days Begins Time Location Activity # M,T,W June 9 1-2:30 p.m. New Hope 16384 TENNIS LEAGUES - ADULT Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, Robbinsdale adult tennis leagues for intermediate & advanced players. Leagues tentatively begins the week of June 9. Once a week for 7-10 weeks. Fee $23.00/person. Registration deadline May 16. Day League Time Activity # Tues. Women’s Singles 6:00 p.m. 16385 Thurs. Men’s Singles 6:00 p.m. 16386 32nd Annual Men’s Major NIT DUDLEY/BUDWEISER CLASSIC Softball Tournament Sponsored By EASTON June 20, 21, & 22 Centennial Park Watch state softball teams compete against national powers for a berth in the USSSA World Series. Admission: $3.00/day! For information, call 763-569-3400. TENNIS POOL EVENTS POOL & WATER SLIDE GROUP RENTAL Are you looking for a new idea for your group? Join the fun at the Community Center!  50 meter pool  150´ water slide  Diving boards  Lifeguards on duty For more information or to schedule a group rental, call Kirsten at 763-569-3317. FRAMILY FUN NIGHT Friday Nights - June 13 - August 29 5-8:00 p.m. Fridays just got hotter with this cool deal! Bring your friends and family to the community center every Friday night.  $20.00 - 5 admissions* to the pool and use of water slide (all ages).  $35.00 - 10 admissions* to the pool and use of water slide (all ages). *Additional people in your group pay daily admission fees. (See page 39.) For even more fun, bring your favorite fun float - inner tubes, air mattresses, beach balls, floating animals, & noodles. (Pool closed July 4.) TEEN SWIM & FUN NIGHT Saturday, June 14, Saturday, July 12 & Saturday, August 9 8-9:30 p.m. Community Center Grades 6-12 (Grade as of fall of 2014) Pool will be open for teens only! Hang out with friends and have fun!  Swimming  Riding the Water Slide  Enjoying Snacks & Music Admission Fee - $3.00/person SWIM DAY CAMP Ages 6-12. If you love swimming, this fun and educational camp is for you! Children receive swim lessons plus participate in swimming focused activities - games, park fun, music, arts & crafts and receive information on important water safety topics. See page 25 for details. 39 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. 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 Monday, May 26 - Memorial Day — Friday, July 4 - 4th of July Holiday — Monday, September 1 - Labor Day SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Pool Adults Only 8:00-9:30 am & Noon-1:00 pm Pool Adults Only 8:00-9:30 am & Noon-1:00 pm Pool Adults Only 8:00-9:30 am & Noon-1:00 pm Pool Adults Only 8:00-9:30 am & Noon-1:00 pm Pool Adults Only 8:00-9:30 am & Noon-1:00 pm Pool Adults Only 8:00-8:50 am & Noon-1:00 pm Pool All Ages 1-5:00 pm Pool All Ages 1-4:00 pm Pool All Ages 1-8:00 pm Pool All Ages 1-8:00 pm Pool All Ages 1-4:00 pm Pool All Ages 1-8:00 pm Pool All Ages 1-8:00 pm Wading Pool 1-5:00 pm Wading Pool 1-4:00 pm Wading Pool 1-8:00 pm Wading Pool 1-8:00 pm Wading Pool 1-4:00 pm Wading Pool 1-8:00 pm Wading Pool 1-8:00 pm Lap Swim 8-9:00 pm Lap Swim 8-9:00 pm Lap Swim 8-9:00 pm Lap Swim Noon-1:00 pm Water Slide 1-5:00 pm Water Slide 1-4:00 pm Water Slide 1-8:00 pm Water Slide 1-8:00 pm Water Slide 1-4:00 pm Water Slide 1-8:00 pm Water Slide 1-8:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 1-5:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:00 am-9:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:00 am-9:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:00 am-9:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:00 am-9:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:00 am-9:00 pm Exercise Room & Sauna 8:00 am-9:00 pm POOL, WATER SLIDE, EXERCISE ROOM & SAUNA HOURS - June 9-August 31 (Hours subject to change.) COMMUNITY CENTER MEMBERSHIP PRICES 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 1 Year Individual $31.00 $84.00 $149.00 $242.00 Dual $39.00 $105.00 $187.00 $304.00 Senior $25.00 $68.00 $120.00 $225.00 Senior Dual $33.00 $89.00 $158.00 $297.00 Household $45.00 $122.00 $216.00 $351.00 Household+ $8.00/ dependent $24.00/ dependent $48.00/ dependent $96.00/ dependent 40 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID TWIN CITIES MN PERMIT NO. 2170 32nd Annual Thursday, June 26  Parade, 6:30 p.m. - 59th & Dupont to 69th & Dupont Friday, June 27  *Golf Tournament - 9:00 a.m.-Noon & 4-7:00 p.m. - Centerbrook Golf Course - 5500 N Lilac Dr Saturday, June 28 Centennial Park - 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway  Craft & Business Expo - 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Kids’ Crafts (ages 3-12) - 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Kids’ Planting Activity (ages 3-12) - 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Kids’ Fishing Contest (ages 3-12) - 10:00-11:45 a.m.  Petting Zoo - 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  Fire Truck - 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  Face Painting - 12:00-2:00 p.m.  Family Fun & Games - 2:00 p.m.  Capri Big Band - 8:30-10:00 p.m.  Fireworks - 10:00 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Most events FREE! *Denotes Fee. 763-569-3400 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org/earlebrowndays SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Subject to change Brooklyn Center EARLE BROWN DAYS FESTIVAL JUNE 26-28, 2014 C IT Y OF B ROOK LY N CE NTE R A GREAT PL ACE TO START, A GREAT PLACE TO STAY 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center, MN 55430