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2014 Edition 188 Fall www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | CITY OFCITY OFCITY OF BROOKLYN CENTER A GREAT PLACE TO START, A GREAT PLACE TO STAY www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org Fall 2014 Edition 188 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 Fire Prevention, Senior Sewer Rates Voting Information Voting Information, Housing Information Helping the Community BrooklynsConnect.org, Library Services Going Environmental Dead Trees, City Contacts Recreation Brochure E veryone has their favorite places to eat, shop, hangout or go for entertainment, but if you are new to the area, it can be difficult to find these local hotspots. The Minneapolis Northwest Convention & Visitors Bureau has recently launched a new campaign to hear what locals love about their city and then use the input to help visitors and new residents find great local places to enjoy for themselves. The Minneapolis Northwest Convention & Visitors Bureau represents the cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove. They offer services to planners and organizers of tourism, sports, and meetings and conventions to further promote local amenities. Some residents may have already received a flyer in the mail that can be filled-out and mailed back, but residents may also visit www.lovemnw.com to fill -out the online form to share their local loves. It is as easy as writing the name of a business, stating why you enjoy it, and signing your name. The information will be collected over the next few months and shared later this year. To further promote awareness of local amenities, new information has been created to let you know where to dine, shop, lodge, and be entertained. Some new businesses and new residents were asking about amenities in the area. As a result, the Shop, Eat, & Meet Map was created to highlight most commonly requested amenities such as local shopping, food, hotels, gas stations and educational buildings. The map also shows parks and trails and other conveniences such as the library or post office. Copies are available at City Hall or on the City’s website, search Shop Eat Meet. Enjoy Everything Brooklyn Center Has To Offer Finding and Sharing Your Favorite Local Spots Continued page 8... Locals Love It is a Campaign to Learn About the Best Local Places in the Area 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 13 12 2 | Brooklyn Center Fall 2014 City Watch These City briefs provide short updates about current City activities up to July 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 of the former food court is complete. Construction is beginning on some building shells in this area. TJ Maxx, Michaels, and Sally’s have signed leases. Other businesses are in negotiation. Building D is under construction, with Aspen Dental planned as the main tenant when completed. Building A is approved as a new Discount Tire store site, with construction planned spring 2015. Building B was recently approved by the City Council for a drive-thru. Jimmy John’s sandwich shop is one of the planned tenant spaces. More Construction News Luther Auto Group has submitted plans for a new Luther Volkswagen dealership to be located on the northwest corner of 694 and Brooklyn Blvd. The proposed dealership is 43,320 sq. ft. and construction is anticipated to begin this summer. America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses will be opening soon at 6096 Shingle Creek Parkway, the multi- tenant building where Target is located. Construction for the tenant space is underway. North Memorial Medical Clinic is relocating it’s office to 5615 Xerxes Ave, in the strip mall by Cub Foods grocery store, next to the armed forces recruiting offices. The new clinic will include 6,600 sq. ft. of client rooms and office space. The clinic is planning to open mid-August 2014. Panda Express celebrated its Opening on June 27, 2014. More than $2,600 was donated to Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare from sales proceeds. Sign Zone purchased and is conducting a tenant remodel and some exterior work at 6850 Shingle Creek Parkway. The new headquarters and distribution facility will be known as Show Down Displays. The company specializes in design and manufacture of trade show displays, events signage, and other visual communication products. Sign Zone intends to have 250 employees working at this facility. Northport Elementary School, 5421 Brooklyn Boulevard, is approved for a new bus parking/drop-off lot and reconstruction of the existing main (front) parking lot. Work is scheduled for completion prior to the 2014-15 school year. Future Luther Volkswagen Dealership Rendering Mayor Pro Tem Dan Ryan joins Panda Express Managers Beijia He, Hayato Yang, Yi Chen, and their team; Nancy Hefko of Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare; North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce; City officials; and other participants at the Ribbon Cutting. Continued page 4... Shingle Creek Crossing modified plan approved in June 2014 shows proposed buildings at former food court. Buildings approved for construction are circled. D B Former Food Court A www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 3 Starting a new business is no easy task, but the Open to Business program can help. The Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) offers free one-on- one business consulting for entrepreneurs or existing businesses who want to grow. Their business advisors travel around the area meeting with entrepreneurs at their local City Halls. Open to Business advisors help entrepreneurs create a strong business plan, and can help with the following: Sometimes it isn't the technical tasks preventing someone from starting a new business, but rather a financial roadblock. If that is the case, Open to Business can help you find the best financing option(s) for your business needs. They also have access to direct financing through their own loan program and loans in partnership with banks and other nonprofit lenders. Funds from Open to Business can be used for inventory, working capital, asset and equipment purchases, real estate acquisition, and other start-up costs. If you are interested in meeting with an Open to Business advisor, or if you would like more information about the program, contact Rob Smolund at (612) 789-7337 ext. 260 or visit www.opentobusinessmn.org. Keep An Eye Out For EyeDoc An Open to Business Success Story Optometrist Dr. Sandy Pham-Vang knows what it takes to provide quality eye care, she has owned the Sharp Vision in Champlin for the past five years. Now she is expanding her eye care services to Brooklyn Center with her new store, EyeDoc. Her new location was largely impacted by the services offered through Open to Business, something she learned about while doing research for the EyeDoc clinic. “It’s nice to have someone who is knowledgeable in business regulations and policy, and is willing to help.” said Dr. Pham-Vang in regards to the Open to Business program. Like Dr. Pham-Vang, many business owners know how to provide great service or products, but the technical details of opening or operating a business can be less familiar. After meeting with Rob Smolund, Open to Business Advisor, Dr. Pham-Vang was more confident that she had a solid business plan for the new clinic. She also learned ways she could reduce costs at her existing location in Champlin. Rob makes calculations and recommendations about different business aspects to help a business grow. Open to Business was able to help Dr. Pham-Vang with loan paperwork, marketing strategies, purchase agreements, and other necessary business items. Dr. Sandy Pham-Vang says her new eye clinic will employ three staff members and will open in Brooklyn Center at 7074 Brooklyn Boulevard on August 11, 2014. A grand opening celebration is planned in August. If you would like more information about EyeDoc, please visit their new website at www.eyedocmn.com. Open To Business Bringing New Businesses to Brooklyn Center Open to Business is a free business advising service provided by MCCD.  all aspects of business plans  accounting and record keeping  business acquisition  business start-up  cashflow financial analysis  business analysis  loan packaging  networking  operations  strategic planning  commercial real estate analysis  access to capital (Left to Right) Jacelin Lopez, Cassie Coleman, Dr. Sandy Pham-Vang, Kang Xiong, Tim Vang 4 | Brooklyn Center Fall 2014 City Watch Save The Dates—Things to Do and Know Find more t h i n g s t o d o a n d k n o w on the Cit y C a l e n d a r a t www.cityo f b r o o k l y n c e n t e r . o r g . Aug. 12 - Aug. 13 C.S.I. Safety Academy. Community Center. 8 am-5 pm. For youth Grades 2-4. Get the opportunity to use a fire truck water hose, check out an emergency vehicle and learn how to protect your head. Meet firefighters, police officers, emergency room staff and learn how to keep safe. $25 for two days includes lunch, snacks, T- shirt, bike helmet, graduation ceremony & picnic dinner of hotdogs, beans & chips. Register online, at the community center or call (763) 569-3400. Aug. 25 Got Flowers? Nominate a unique garden or landscape Nominate your or your neighbor's unique garden or landscaping for the Landscape and Garden Spotlight. To make a nomination, contact the Public Works Engineering Division at (763) 569-3340 or email publicworks@ci.brooklyn- center.mn.us. See Summer City Watch or City website for program details. Aug. 30– Donations Accepted Sept. 12-13– Sale Throw The Books At Crime. Donate your slightly used books, music, tapes, CDs, and movies for the Crime Prevention Association's Book Sale. Book donations accepted through August 30, 2014 at the Brooklyn Center Police Station, Community Center, and BC Liquor Store (5625A Xerxes Ave N). Book Sale will be held at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church (5929 Brooklyn Blvd) on Saturday September 13, from 9 am-3 pm. Entry is Free. For those who would like the opportunity to buy items early, a presale is Friday September 12, from 4 pm-8 pm, with a $3 entry fee. In addition to books, CDs, music, tapes, and movies, hundreds of movie posters from the former Brookdale 8 Cinemas movie theater will be available for sale. If you have questions about the Crime Prevention Book Sale, contact Mandora Young at (763) 486-5605 or Crime Prevention Specialist Becky Boie at (763) 503-3272. Sept. 13 Fire Department Open House. West Fire Station. 9 am-2 pm. Activities include tours of the station, emergency equipment, Sparky the Fire Dog, jump house, and much more. See Page 5 for info. Oct. 11 Special Materials Drop-Off Day. Brooklyn Park’s O&M Facility. 8 am-3 pm. Get rid of common household items and donate gently used clothing. See Page 10 for details. Four NSP Remodeled Homes For Sale Four houses are available for purchase. A variety of improvements have been made to these homes under the federally-funded Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). These previously foreclosed, vacant homes feature improved floor plans and green building aspects, and are available to qualifying owner- occupants. The homes are located at 2719 65th Ave N, 5725 Girard Ave N, 5706 Girard Ave N and 5527 Humboldt Ave N. Neighbors recently toured these remodeled homes and were pleased to see the once eye- sores transformed into nice homes. Visit the City website to view property information on the Real Estate Locator or contact the Building & Community Standards Department at (763) 569-3330. Refer family, friends and coworkers that want to live in a quiet neighborhood and a great metropolitan location! City Briefs continued… /BrooklynCenterMN @BrklynCenterMN Follow Us Online! www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 5 A reduced sewer rate is offered for elderly residents who are the head of the household or who have a spouse 62 years of age or older and a maximum of two persons in the household. The maximum of two persons in the household may be exceeded by additional persons who are at least 62 years of age or are legally disabled. Applications are available on the City website, search Senior Sewer Rate Application or contact Utility Billing at (763) 569-3390. Reduced Sewer Rates—Reduced Rates for Residents Over 62 Fire Prevention And Safety—Programs to Keep Residents of All Ages Safe Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms The Brooklyn Center Fire Department is teaming up with the Firefighter’s Relief Association and H.O.M.E. to provide a free smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm to each household with a resident 60 years of age or older, and one smoke alarm to each household with residents under 60 years of age. As part of the program, a firefighter will visit with you at your home and determine your alarm needs. A Fire Truck at Your Next Event The Fire Department provides fire safety education and fire truck visits for events in Brooklyn Center. This service is free of charge and the goal is to provide fire safety education to the citizens and residents of Brooklyn Center. Home Alone Safety Class Recently twenty Brooklyn Center youth participated in the first Home Alone Safety Class sponsored by the Brooklyn Center Police Department, Fire Department and Recreation Services. The day-long class taught participants how to respond to emergency situations in the event they are home alone. Some of the topics included basic first-aid, fire safety, and internet safety. Participants also made their own first-aid kit to bring home, used a fire extinguisher, and created a fire escape plan. Severe weather information was also provided. Due to its popularity, this class will be offered Tuesday, December 30, 2014. You may sign up for this class at the Community Center beginning August 11, 2014. For more information, please call the Fire Education Division at (763) 549-3639. Please leave a daytime and evening phone number so a Public Fire Safety Education Officer can return your call. The Brooklyn Center Fire Department will host their annual open house on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 9 am-2 pm at the West Fire Station, 6250 Brooklyn Blvd. There will be a variety of fun activities and demonstrations including fire safety presentations, a jump house, North Memorial’s medical helicopter, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department K-9, and more. Fire truck rides are given with the donation of a non-perishable food item. Meet some of the City’s firefighters and learn about fire safety. All residents are invited. Free refreshments will be served. Fire Department Open House—September 13 from 9 am-2 pm Participants Practiced Using Fire Extinguishers During the Class 6 | Brooklyn Center Fall 2014 City Watch Precinct 1 Earle Brown Elementary School 1500 59th Avenue North Precinct 2 Brooklyn Center High School 6500 Humboldt Avenue North Precinct 3 Evergreen Park Elementary School 7020 Dupont Avenue North Precinct 4 St. Alphonsus Church 7025 Halifax Avenue North Precinct 5 Garden City Elementary School 3501 65th Avenue North Precinct 6 Brookdale Covenant Church 5139 Brooklyn Boulevard Precinct 7 Odyssey Academy Charter School 6201 Noble Avenue North Election Day—Tuesday, November 4 This fall Brooklyn Center voters have the opportunity to cast their ballot for federal, state, county, judicial, and city offices. The General Election will be held Tuesday, November 4, with polls opening at 7 am and closing at 8 pm. Absentee Ballot Voting Any eligible voter unavailable to go to their precinct’s polling place on Election Day may vote by absentee ballot. You can vote by absentee ballot at City Hall during regular business hours, 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. City Hall will also be open additional hours for absentee voting on Saturday, November 1, 10 am to 3 pm, and Monday, November 3, until 5 pm. Absentee ballot applications can be obtained at City Hall or downloaded from the City’s website, search absentee ballot. For more information, please call the Deputy City Clerk at (763) 569-3308 during regular business hours. Ballots can only be issued to the individual casting the ballot, either in person or by mail. Register Early Before you can vote, you must register. You may register 20 days before Election Day for your name to appear on the polling place roster, or on Election Day at your polling place. To be eligible to vote, an individual must meet all of the following requirements:  Be at least 18 years old on Election Day  Be a citizen of the United States  Have resided in Minnesota for at least 20 days immediately preceding Election Day  Have any felony conviction record discharged, expired or completed  Not be under court-ordered guardianship where the court has revoked your voting rights  Not have been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law If you have previously registered, you do not need to do so again unless you have failed to vote in the last four years, moved to a different address (including apartment), or have changed your name. To register on Election Day at the polls, a resident must provide proof of residence in the precinct. Where To Vote In Brooklyn Center Voting Precinct Map www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 7 New Voting Equipment—Ensuring Your Vote Counts Brooklyn Center voters will see new vote tabulators when casting their ballot this fall. The DS200 vote tabulator replaces current equipment from 1999. The voting process will remain the same with voters completing a paper ballot to insert into the vote tabulator. If a ballot has been improperly completed, as in the case of an under- vote or over-vote, the DS200 gives the voter an opportunity to make corrections. Total vote results are electronically tallied immediately after the polls close. Equipment demonstrations are available at City Hall, Monday–Friday, 9 am–4 pm. Would Your Home Benefit From A Makeover? Funds and Assistance Available for Eligible Parties Owning and maintaining a home requires money, labor, and time. If you are a senior, disabled, or qualify for financial assistance, some programs are available to help with your home maintenance needs. The HousingResource Center can also help you plan your home improvement project. These programs can help make home maintenance and improvement projects easier. Fix-Up Fund A home improvement loan program for owner-occupied properties, an owner can borrow between $2,000 and $50,000 for a maximum term of 20 years at 3% interest. The household income limit is $95,600 in the Twin Cities metro area. For more information, contact the Housing Resource Center at (612) 588-3033 or visit the City’s website, search Fix-Up Fund. H.O.M.E. Providing low-cost homemaking and home-maintenance services for resides age 60 and older, services include interior and exterior painting, minor repairs, safety bar instillations, snow removal, lawn mowing, leaf-raking, etc. For more information, contact H.O.M.E. at (952) 746-4046 or visit the City’s website, search Home Maintenance. Senior Chore Program For seniors and adults with disabilities, services include seasonal outdoor work, minor home maintenance, yard work/snow removal, and indoor housekeeping. Certain chores have a minor cost associated with them. For more information, contact C.E.A.P. at (763) 566-9600 or visit the City’s website, search Home Maintenance. ReNew Home Loan and Purchase Program Down payment and closing cost assistance is available for buyers purchasing a vacant, foreclosed home that will be their primary place of residents. Eligible applicants may receive either a grant or a forgivable loan. A home rehabilitation/construction loan is an option as part of this purchase program. For more information, contact the Housing Resource Center at (612) 588-3033 or visit the City’s website, search ReNew. For more information and resources, visit:  HousingResource Center at www.gmhchousing.org or (612) 588-3033  Minnesota Home Ownership Center at www.hocmn.org, search Home Maintenance 8 | Brooklyn Center Fall 2014 City Watch BC Liquor Food Drive Can We Top Last Year? BC Liquor Store will once again participate in an annual food drive in October. The food drive is a collaboration of efforts by municipal- owned and operated on-sale and off-sale alcohol beverage facilities statewide known as the Minnesota Municipal Beverage Association (MMBA), and is sponsored by Miller/Coors. Last year BC Liquor raised 4,395 pounds of food, much of it being cash donations. The City who raises the most donations will receive extra donations to their food shelter. BC Liquor has consistently placed in the top 5-10 municipal liquor stores state-wide. In April 2014, BC Liquor held a pet food and supply drive that was also part of a joint effort with other MMBA municipalities. The drive was successful in raising the equivalent of $1,220 in pet food, supplies and cash. All funds raised by both of these drives are donated locally. Do you know someone whose compassionate deed has made Brooklyn Center a great place to live and work? The City Council wants to hear these stories. To nominate someone who has performed an act of kindness in the past year, you may send a card or letter, drawings or photographs of people performing kind acts, or use the City's nomination form which can be found on the City’s website, search Random Act of Kindness. To be considered, submit your Random Acts of Kindness nominations by September 25, 2014. The City Council will recognize Random Acts of Kindness nominees at an October City Council meeting and present each recipient with a certificate acknowledging their kind act. Random Act Of Kindness Nominate Someone Who Has Made Brooklyn Center a Better Place In addition to the map, online resources have been created providing easy access to resources about dining, hotels, conference facilities, and local attractions through the Minneapolis Northwest Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Because of Brooklyn Center’s great location, you can also find many things to see and do nearby. Regional deals and discounts are also featured on the website. Find the links to your favorite and future favorite places under the Around the Community tab on the City website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org– Dining, Lodging & Entertainment. The Minneapolis Northwest Convention & Visitors Bureau website is www.minneapolisnorthwest.com. *The Shop, Eat, and Meet Map will be updated periodically as new businesses come to Brooklyn Center. Local Favorites continued… Brooklyn Center’s new *Shop, Eat, & Meet Map is a great resource to help new businesses, residents and visitors find local restaurants, shopping, gas stations, hotels, trails, and schools. www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 9 BrooklynsConnect.org A New Way to Find Youth Programs Double Your Donation The Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth recently launched BrooklynsConnect.org, an online resource to help parents, youthworkers, and kids find quality youth programs in the area. This online tool assures youth have access to trusted adults who are vested in their healthy development and provide them with opportunities to succeed. BrooklynsConnect.org also makes it easier for school counselors and other professionals who work with youth to find great programs and activities. Users have access to a variety of search tools such as visual maps or more refined search tools with multiple search parameters where users can search by interests, age range, or price. Once a program of interest is found, you can learn more about hours of operation, location, who to contact, availability, costs and more. BrooklynsConnect.org is updated quarterly with new programs so check back often. Many of the programs found on BrooklynsConnect.org are free or inexpensive. Many of the programs take place at area colleges, libraries and community centers. Currently more than 350 program opportunities are listed on the website, and that number will continue to grow in the coming years as the online tool expands. The Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth is a collaborative effort by the cities of Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park; the school districts of Osseo, Brooklyn Center, Anoka- Hennepin and Robbinsdale; North Hennepin Community College; Hennepin Technical College; and Hennepin County. By combining powers of all the founding organizations, a broader range of youth programs may be accomplished. For more information, visit www.brooklynsallianceforyouth.org and www.brooklynsconnect.org. You may also contact Project Coordinator Kelsey Schuster at kelsey.schuster@brooklynsallianceforyouth.org or (763) 398-0786, or Executive Director Rebecca Gilgen at rebecca.gilgen@brooklynsallianceforyouth.org or (763) 398-0780. iPad Available For Checkout At Brookdale Library A New Way to Teach Children How to Read In June, the Brookdale Library started loaning out iPads to patrons. The two iPads at Brookdale are checked-out as a pair, specifically for use by adult -child pairs. They are pre- loaded with a selection of early literacy applications designed for 2 to 5 year olds. Recently, Library Director Lois Langer Thompson said, “Exploring carefully selected apps together with children can help them get ready to read.” The Library was able to purchase these iPads with funding from the Minnesota Department of Education as part of a pilot program looking at iPads and children who are considered “prereaders”. The program chose iPads because of the variety and quality of available literacy applications. Over the course of the next year, the library will evaluate the program to learn about its effectiveness. Certain libraries within the Hennepin Country Library system may soon be seeing iPads for story times as well. For more information about the iPad program or other programs at the Brookdale Library, visit www.hclib.org or call (612) 543-5600. Double Your Donation—Fundraising is underway to raise $100,000 for a matching grant. Donate now and help bring $200,000 to our community to build youth employment opportunities in Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park. The deadline for donations is September 30, 2014. Visit www.brooklynsallianceforyouth.org for details. 10 | Brooklyn Center Fall 2014 City Watch The preferred (and often only) method for the management of old propane cylinders and canisters is to recycle them. Never put a propane cylinder or canister into a dumpster or other disposal container. Do not cut the cylinder with a torch or cutting wheel since it may still contain propane and pose a potential fire and explosion hazard. Some household hazardous waste collection programs will accept a limited variety of propane cylinders and canisters for recycling. Propane cylinders and canisters must be completely empty before recycling. If it isn't empty, connect the cylinder or canister to a propane-burning device such as your camp stove or BBQ grill to burn off the residual propane. Some local propane distributors and larger propane retailers may accept old propane cylinders for recycling as a service to their customers. Contact propane distributors and larger retailers in your area to see if any of them offer this service. Also, some propane exchange companies will take your old cylinder and charge a one-time upgrade fee in exchange for new equipment. Propane cylinders and many camp stove canisters are made of metal and can be recycled as scrap metal. Local scrap metal dealers can be found in the phone directory under listings for scrap metal processing. Always call ahead to confirm that they accept propane cylinders and/or canisters for metals recovery. Propane cylinders up to 20 pounds may be disposed of free at Lakes Gas in Minneapolis. For information, contact them at (612) 529-9276. Special Materials Drop-Off Day—Saturday, October 11, 2014 Saturday, October 11, 2014 8 am-3 pm Brooklyn Park Operations & Maintenance Facility 8300 Noble Ave N, Brooklyn Park The annual fall Special Material Drop-Off Day is October 11, 2014. This event is a great way to get rid of common household items for free such as old electronics, oil, batteries and scrap metal. Items such as carpet, mattresses and appliances will be accepted with charge of $10-$15 depending on the item. For more information regarding accepted items, call the HRG Recycling Coordinator at (763) 493-8006. The Vietnam Veterans of America will be accepting certain clothing and household donations in a good condition. For a list of acceptable items, visit www.hrg-recycling.com or call (763) 493-8006. Be sure to bring proof of residence in Brooklyn Center such as driver’s license or water bill. Tip: Many usable household items can be disposed of or exchanged for free through an online bulletin board at www.twincitiesfreemarket.org. Recycling Your Old Propane Cylinder—What You Should and Shouldn’t Do Thank you to everyone who participated in the Adopt a Park, Trail, Street or Flower Garden program this year. Your dedication to making Brooklyn Center a nicer place to live and play is greatly appreciated. Trash is not only unsightly, but also dangerous for the environment. A litter-free community is a good thing for everyone, and the flower gardens add to the city’s beauty. We look forward to another great year! If you would like more information about adopting a park, trail street or flower garden visit the City website, search Adopt A Park. Thank You For Making Brooklyn Center Litter-Free! www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 11 Thank you to the volunteers who participated in the Great Shingle Creek Watershed Clean-Up in Brooklyn Center on April 26, 2014, as well as those who volunteered throughout the entire Clean-Up Week! A total of 110 volunteers collected 105 bags of trash. In addition to removing garbage and debris from open spaces along the creek and some roads, 14 city parks were also cleaned up. Keeping the land clean helps keep the rivers clean as well. The City of Brooklyn Center proudly salutes you for making this community a better place to live, work and play in! Great Shingle Creek Watershed Clean -Up Thanks You! This year the City of Brooklyn Center teamed up with a local elementary school, Odyssey Charter School, to plant four trees in celebration of Arbor Day 2014. Two kindergarten classes and two classes from the second grade joined us in planting four trees. The trees planted this year were Cathedral Elms, a hybrid species of Elm, that is resistant to Dutch Elm disease. Students had an opportunity to see some of the equipment City employees use to maintain trees, including the bucket truck. Streets department staff explained the meaning of Arbor Day, the benefits of trees, and how to care for them. Approximately 80 students helped plant the trees. Each year, the City partners with an elementary school or group of young learners to provide a hands-on outdoor classroom for students to learn about Arbor Day. The event is a collaborative effort. The City provides the trees, the Sons of the American Legion purchases cookies for each student, and the DNR provides seedlings for the students and teachers to take home and plant. Arbor Day 2014 Growing with Trees As beautiful as the fall leaves are, they mean a lot of yard work for homeowners. One option for reducing your workload is to use a mulching lawn mower to mulch leaves into your yard. It is less time intensive than raking and the shredded leaves act as a natural fertilizer during the fall. While tending to your yard, please take a moment to sweep or rake leaves, grass, and branches out of the street in front of your house. If left in the street, leaves may clog storm drains, contributing to localized flooding. When washed into nearby lakes, rivers, and streams via storm drains or ditches, the leaves become a major source of phosphorus, the nutrient that allows algae to bloom in the summer. Please dispose of leaves by composting them in your yard, bringing them to a compost facility, or bagging them for curbside pick-up if you have that service. Keep leaves and yard waste out of the regular garbage, and never dump them in wetlands or buffer areas—it’s illegal! Leave The Streets Clean Proper Leaf Cleanup 12 | Brooklyn Center Fall 2014 City Watch City Council Meetings City Council Regular Session meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 pm. Informal Open Forum is held at 6:45 pm before Council meetings for persons who wish to address the City Council about issues not scheduled on the agenda. City Council Work Sessions are held immediately following the Regular Session City Council meetings. City Council Meetings are broadcast live on cable Channel 16. Replays shown Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Wednesdays at 2:30 am and 10:30 am. You may also watch City Council meetings on-line, on demand at your convenience through a link on the City website. Call City Hall to verify meeting dates or visit the City’s website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. Council Members Mayor Tim Willson Voicemail: (763) 569-3450 mayorwillson@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us Councilmember Carol Kleven Voicemail: (763) 569-3446 councilmemberkleven@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us Councilmember Kris Lawrence-Anderson Voicemail: (763) 569-3444 councilmemberlawrence-anderson@ci.brooklyn- center.mn.us Councilmember Lin Myszkowski Voicemail: (763) 569-3447 councilmembermyszkowski@ci.brooklyn- center.mn.us Councilmember Dan Ryan Voicemail: (763) 569-3445 councilmemberryan@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us City Manager Curt Boganey (763) 569-3300 Printed on Recycled Paper If you have important community news, an interesting story or ideas to share, please contact the newsletter editor at (763) 569-3309. Brooklyn Center —A Great Place to Start, A Great Place to Stay City Phone Numbers (763) Administration 569-3300 Building/Community Standards 569-3330 Inspection Scheduling 569-3344 Code Enforcement 569-3473 Business & Development 569-3335 Assessing 569-3310 Public Works/Engineering 569-3340 Finance 569-3320 Utility Billing 569-3390 Community Center 569-3400 Activity Weather Line 569-3442 Earle Brown Heritage Center 569-6300 Centerbrook Golf 549-3750 Fire 549-3600 Police (General Info) 569-3333 Emergency & Non-Emergency 911 Officer Assistance City of Brooklyn Center 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center, MN 55430-2199 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org e-mail: info@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us City Hall (763) 569-3300 Job Information Line (763) 569-3307 Dead trees can be hazards to you and your neighbor’s safety, in addition to a public nuisance . Therefore, it is important to monitor the health of the trees on your property. If you purchase a property in the winter, you may not be able to tell if a tree is dead or diseased, but you are responsible for the removal of dead or diseased trees. If you have a dead or dying tree, you should make arrangements to have the tree removed by a registered tree contractor. A list of registered tree contractors is available on the City website. Be sure to check references and the Better Business Bureau records. Proper and timely removal of dead trees reduces the hazards posed when dead trees are left standing. Although a dead tree may exist within the confines of a property, it may cause damage or harm to adjacent properties or people depending on the size, wind, and other factors. The risks increase over time and a property owner may be liable for damages caused to people or property due to a fallen tree. Dead trees may also be infected or become infected with disease or pests. Dead trees may also fall onto utility services, creating outages, annoyances, and associated costs of repair. If you receive a Compliance Notice from the City, please contact the employee to discuss your plans and time frame for removal of the tree. Failure to remove a dead tree may result in fines or criminal court proceedings, in addition to your civil liability. If you have questions, please contact the City Forester at (763) 569-3300. Protect Yourself And Your Neighbors —Remove Dead Trees Community Activities, Recreation & Services Department 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center MN 55430 763-569-3400 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org 14 REGISTRATION INFORMATION Registration Begins August 11! 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 _____. 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. 15 LIABILITY POLICIES & REFUND INFORMATION The Community Activities, Recreation and Services Department does not provide accident insurance for participants in any of its programs. Participants assume all inherent risk of injury from their involvement in programs or activities. NOTE REFUND INFORMATION Registration Information ...... .. 14 Policies & Refund Information.. 15 Aquatics/Swim Lessons ....... … 16-18 Children................................ .. 19-20 Teen ..................................... 21 Adult Sports ......................... .. 21 Adult Fitness ........................ .. 22-24 Pottery .................................. 25 Xcel/Target Center Tickets .. 25 Boomers & Beyond .............. .. 26-28 Community Tripsters ........... .. 29 Adaptive Recreation ............. .. 30 Centerbrook Golf Course ..... 31 Holly Sunday ....................... .. 32 Special Interest ..................... 33 Parks ..................................... 34 Community Center Hours/Rates.. 35 Birthday Party Package ........ Back Page In This Issue  Request for refunds must be made at least 24 hours before first class.  If you need to cancel after the first class, make your request 24 hours before the second class.  No refunds will be issued after the second class.  No refunds on Boomers & Beyond programs and Community Tripsters after the registration deadline.  Requests for refunds for Holiday, Lifeguard Training and one day classes must be made at least 8 days before the class start date.  Refunds will be prorated and cancellation fee will be deducted.  A $5 cancellation fee will be charged per class, activity or membership up to $200.00.  For classes, activities and memberships over $200.00, 3% of the fee will be deducted from the refund.  No refunds given on classes or activities of $5 or less.  Refunds for classes paid with a credit card using online registration will be refunded by check; please allow 2-3 weeks.  Refunds for classes, activities and memberships paid with a credit card at the Community Center either in person or by phone are credited to same credit card.  Refunds for classes, activities and memberships paid by cash or check are refunded by check; please allow 2-3 weeks.  If classes or activities are canceled by the recreation department, a full refund will be issued.  Auxiliary Aids - Auxiliary aids for persons with disabilities are available upon request at least 96 hours in advance. Persons with hearing or speech impairment are served by the MN Relay Service, 711 (TTY/Voice).  Art/Cooking/Holiday Classes - Children in art and cooking classes should dress in old clothes and/or bring a paint shirt or apron.  Discipline - Children who do not follow the rules set by the instructor will be given one warning. If they choose not to follow the rules a second time, they will not be allowed to return. No money will be refunded.  Financial Assistance - Available to Brooklyn Center resident children who could not otherwise take a class due to financial reasons. Request and registration must be made in person at the Community Center. Not available for one-day classes, private or adaptive swim lessons, lifeguard training, water safety aide, memberships or trip programs.  Inclement Weather - If classes or recreation activities are canceled due to inclement weather, we will attempt to make them up. For a recorded message about activity cancellations, call 763-569-3442.  Fees - We cannot prorate activity fees.  Late Pickup Fee - If a child is not picked up immediately after class, $5 fee is charged for every 10 minutes after class ending time.  Missed Lessons - Sometimes conflicts may occur in your schedule. Missed lessons will not be made up.  Participant Substitutions - Substitutions are not allowed. You cannot sign up one child and replace him/her with a sibling or friend.  Photograph Notice - Staff takes pictures of program participants to use for publicity purposes. Photos may appear in the brochure, on the website or other marketing publications.  Spectators - Class attendance is limited to participants. Spectators, including parents, siblings and friends, are not allowed except with permission. 16 AQUATICS Indicate your child’s swim level when registering. If you have questions about the aquatics activities, swim lessons or what level to place your child, call Kirsten or Natalie at 763-569-3317. All classes held at the Brooklyn Center Community Center. AMERICAN RED CROSS SWIM LESSON LEVELS Level 1: Introduces floating, kicking, gliding arm & leg action & breath control. Focus on becoming safe & comfortable in water & work on beginner skills. Level 2: Introduces fundamentals of front crawl & elementary backstroke. Must pass level 1 or able to float on front & back. Level 3: Builds on skills of level 2. Focus on stroke development as participants learn to survival float, front crawl, diving skills, & elementary backstroke. Scissors, breaststroke & dolphin kicks introduced. Learn fundamentals of treading water. Level 4: Builds on level 3. Breaststroke, butterfly, front crawl, back crawl, backstroke, & safety skills. Learn breaststroke and sidestroke arms, breathing and timing. You will also learn to develop endurance. Must be able to swim 30 meters - front crawl & elementary backstroke. Level 5: Must pass level 4 or swim 50 meters - front crawl, elementary backstroke & demonstrate sidestroke. Refine key strokes, flip turns, and dives. Level 6: Must swim 25 meters of breaststroke, sidestroke, back crawl, butterfly; 75 meters of front & elementary backstroke. Polish strokes to swim with more ease, efficiency & power. Focus on completing 500 meters of continuous swimming using all strokes. SWIM LESSONS - PRESCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN Weekday Mornings with Extended Swim Ages 3-6. May swim before or after class between 9 a.m.-Noon in wading pool or with paid adult in the shallow end of the pool. Registration Fee $71.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Thurs. Oct. 9 10:10 a.m. 16433 Thurs. Oct. 9 11:20 a.m. 16434 Fri. Oct. 10 9:35 a.m. 16435 Fri. Oct. 10 11:20 a.m. 16436 SWIM LESSONS - CHILDREN AFTERNOON Ages 5-18. May be tested first day to assure correct swim level. We’ll try to accommodate specific times; there may be changes on the first day due to level enrollment. May swim before or after lessons between 1-5:00 p.m. Registration Fee $71.00/10 Lessons with extended swim. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Swim Level Activity # Tues. Oct. 7 1:30 p.m. 1-3 16437 Tues. Oct. 7 2:05 p.m. 1-3 16438 Tues. Oct. 7 2:40 p.m. 4-6 16439 Tues. Oct. 7 3:15 p.m. 1-3 16440 Tues. Oct. 7 4:00 p.m. 4-6 16441 Tues. Oct. 7 4:35 p.m. 1-3 16442 Fall Session Winter Session Spring Session Monday Oct. 6-Dec. 8 Monday Jan. 12-Mar. 16 Monday Mar. 23-June 1 (No class May 25) Tuesday Oct. 7-Dec. 9 Tuesday Jan. 13-Mar. 17 Tuesday Mar. 24-May 26 Wednesday Oct. 8-Dec. 17 (No class Nov. 26) Wednesday Jan. 14-Mar. 18 Wednesday Mar. 25-May 27 Thursday Oct. 9-Dec. 18 (No class Nov. 27) Thursday Jan. 15-Mar. 19 Thursday Mar. 26-May 28 Friday Oct. 10-Dec. 19 (No class Nov. 28) Friday Jan. 16-Mar. 20 Friday Mar. 27-May 29 Saturday Oct. 4-Dec. 13 (No class Nov. 29) Saturday Jan. 10-Mar. 14 Saturday Mar. 21-May 30 (No class May 23) SWIM LESSONS - CHILDREN Children ages 5 & older. Children may be tested the first day to assure correct swim level. Average ratio 6 students/instructor. Parents do not accompany child in water. Registration Fee $58.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Swim Level Activity # Tues. Oct. 7 5:10 p.m. 1-3 16413 Tues. Oct. 7 5:45 p.m. 1-5 16414 Tues. Oct. 7 6:20 p.m. 1-6 16415 Tues. Oct. 7 6:55 p.m. 1-6 16416 Tues. Oct. 7 7:30 p.m. 1-3 16417 Thurs. Oct. 9 5:10 p.m. 1-3 16418 Thurs. Oct. 9 5:45 p.m. 1-5 16419 Thurs. Oct. 9 6:20 p.m. 1-5 16420 Thurs. Oct. 9 6:55 p.m. 1-6 16421 Thurs. Oct. 9 7:30 p.m. 1-3 16422 Sat. Oct. 4 9:00 a.m. 1-4 16423 Sat. Oct. 4 9:35 a.m. 1-5 16424 Sat. Oct. 4 10:10 a.m. 1-5 16425 Sat. Oct. 4 10:45 a.m. 1-6 16426 Sat. Oct. 4 11:20 a.m. 1-4 16427 1 Registration Fee $71.00/10 Lessons with Extended Swim. May swim before or after class between 4:30-8:00 p.m. Wed. Oct. 8 4:30 p.m. 1-4 16428 Wed. Oct. 8 5:10 p.m. 1-4 16429 Wed. Oct. 8 5:45 p.m. 1-4 16430 Wed. Oct. 8 6:20 p.m. 2-6 16431 Wed. Oct. 8 6:55 p.m. 1-4 16432 SWIM LESSONS - TEENS Ages 11-18. Build confidence in the water. Focus on individual needs. Registration Fee $58.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Thurs. Oct. 9 6:55 p.m. 16443 Sat. Oct. 4 11:20 a.m. 16444 17 Aquatics continued SWIM LESSONS - BABY & ME Ages 1-2! Introduce your littlest swimmer to fun in the water? Parent accompanies child in water. Child must wear swim diaper. Registration Fee $58.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Oct. 7 5:45 p.m. 16445 Thurs. Oct. 9 5:45 p.m. 16446 Thurs. Oct. 9 6:55 p.m. 16447 Sat. Oct. 4 9:00 a.m. 16449 Sat. Oct. 4 10:45 a.m. 16450 Registration Fee $71.00/10 Lessons with extended swim. May swim after lesson. Fri. Oct. 10 9:00 a.m. 16448 SWIM LESSONS - PARENT & TOT Ages 2-3! Parent accompanies child in water. Child must wear a swim diaper. Registration Fee $58.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Oct. 7 6:20 p.m. 16475 Tues. Oct. 7 6:55 p.m. 16476 Thurs. Oct. 9 6:20 p.m. 16477 Sat. Oct. 4 10:10 a.m. 16478 Registration Fee $71.00/10 Lessons with Extended Swim. May swim before or after lesson from 9:00 a.m.-Noon. Thurs. Oct. 9 9:35 a.m. 16479 Fri. Oct. 10 10:45 a.m. 16480 SWIM LESSONS - LIL’ TOTS - Level 1 Ages 3-5! Child introduced to basic skills, safety & fun in the water. Class limit 4. Registration Fee $58.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Oct. 7 5:10 p.m. 16451 Tues. Oct. 7 5:45 p.m. 16452 Tues. Oct. 7 6:20 p.m. 16453 Thurs. Oct. 9 5:45 p.m. 16454 Thurs. Oct. 9 6:20 p.m. 16455 Thurs. Oct. 9 6:55 p.m. 16456 Sat. Oct. 4 9:35 a.m. 16457 Sat. Oct. 4 10:10 a.m. 16458 Sat. Oct. 4 10:45 a.m. 16459 Sat. Oct. 4 11:20 a.m. 16460 Registration Fee $71.00/10 Lessons with extended swim. May swim before or after lesson. Tues. Oct. 7 1:30 p.m. 16461 Thurs. Oct. 9 10:45 a.m. 16462 Fri. Oct. 10 9:35 a.m. 16463 DIVING - SPRINGBOARD 1 Introduction to Springboard Diving Explore deep water safety, take-offs, entries, diving positions, & basic body control. Prerequisite: Pass Level 2 swimming or test out. Registration Fee $58.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Wed. Oct. 8 6:20 p.m. 16481 Sat. Oct. 4 9:00 a.m. 16482 DIVING - SPRINGBOARD 2 - Diving Improvement Develop better technique! Learn forward approach, back press, higher takeoffs & cleaner entries. Flips & twists introduced! Prerequisite: Front & back dives from board. Pass level 1 or test out. Registration Fee $58.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Wed. Oct. 8 5:45 p.m. 16483 Sat. Oct. 4 11:20 a.m. 16484 DIVING - SPRINGBOARD 3 - Diving Refinement Develop a repertoire of dives including forward, back, inward, reverse, & twisting dives, in all positions. Faster twists & rotations, & a focus on scoring! Prerequisite: Pass Diving 2 or test out. Registration Fee $58.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Wed. Oct. 8 6:55 p.m. 16485 SWIM LESSONS - LIL’ TOTS - Level 2 Ages 3-5! Designed to continue to challenge and increase skills. Take Lil Tots Level 2 after completing Level 1. (If your child has previously taken Lil’ Tots, please register for Level 2.) Class limit 4. Registration Fee $58.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Oct. 7 5:10 p.m. 16464 Tues. Oct. 7 5:45 p.m. 16465 Tues. Oct. 7 6:20 p.m. 16466 Thurs. Oct. 9 5:45 p.m. 16467 Thurs. Oct. 9 6:20 p.m. 16468 Thurs. Oct. 9 6:55 p.m. 16469 Sat. Oct. 4 9:00 a.m. 16470 Sat. Oct. 4 10:10 a.m. 16471 Sat. Oct. 4 11:20 a.m. 16472 Registration Fee $71.00/10 Lessons with extended swim. May swim before or after lesson. Tues. Oct. 7 2:05 p.m. 16473 Thurs. Oct. 9 11:55 a.m. 16474 SWIM LESSONS — PRIVATE One-on-one instruction; minimum age 5. Whether to improve specific stroke techniques, conquer a fear of water, gain confidence, or focus on advanced skills, they are designed to meet the individual needs of you or your child. Missed lessons will not be made up. Deadline to register is two days before class start date. Registration Fee $190.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Oct. 7 5:10 p.m. 16486 Wed. Oct. 8 5:00 p.m. 16487 Wed. Oct. 8 7:30 p.m. 16488 Thurs. Oct. 9 5:10 p.m. 16489 Thurs. Oct. 9 7:30 p.m. 16490 Sat. Oct. 4 11:20 a.m. 16491 Sat. Oct. 4 12:00 p.m. 16492 NEW! NEW! NEW! 18 Aquatics continued LIFEGUARD TRAINING American Red Cross Emphasis on victim recognition, surveillance & equipment-based rescues. Registration accepted immediately. Registration Fee $225.00, includes book, Standard First Aid & CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Attendance at all classes is required. Requirements:  Minimum age 15 on or before completion of class.  Must swim 300 yards continuously using these strokes in the following order: 100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, flutter kick (rhythmic breathing can be performed either by breathing to the side or to the front);100 yards of breaststroke using a pull, breath, kick and glide sequence;100 yards of either the front crawl or breaststroke. The 100 yards may be a combination of front crawl or breaststroke. No time requirement for this skill.  Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point while maintaining two hands on the object and exit water without using a ladder or steps within 1 minute, 40 seconds.  Activity #16602 - Wed., October 15 from 5:30-9:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday, October 16, 17 & 18, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. & Sun., October 19 from 1-8:00 p.m. (Note: MEA weekend.) No refunds after October 8.  Activity #16603 - Friday, November 7 from 5:30-9:30 p.m., Saturday, November 8 and 15 from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Sunday, November 9 from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 16 from 1 -8:00 p.m. No refunds after October 30. Day Begins Activity # Wed.-Sun. Oct. 15 16602 Weekend Class Nov. 7 16603 WATER SAFETY AIDE Are you interested in teaching swim lessons? This is the place to start! Ages 12 & up with a level 6 swimming ability. Learn the skills and techniques to aid in the instruction of quality lessons. You will work with experienced instructors during our swim lesson program as an apprentice. All materials are included in the fee. Registration Fee $85.00/10 Lessons. Classes 1 hour. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Oct. 7 5:45 p.m. 16516 Thurs. Oct. 9 6:20 p.m. 16517 Sat. Oct. 4 9:35 a.m. 16518 By arrangement only; Natalie 763-569-3317; Activity #16519 SWIM LESSONS - ADULT & SENIOR - INTERMEDIATE Have you taken lessons before? Want to learn more advanced skills and work on endurance? Focus on stroke development. Registration Fee $58.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Oct. 7 7:30 p.m. 16513 SWIM LESSONS - ADULT WOMEN ONLY Want to learn to swim, but are nervous to try? This is the class for you! Learn in a fun and relaxed atmosphere with a female instructor. Registration Fee $58.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Oct. 7 7:30 p.m. 16514 Thurs. Oct. 9 7:30 p.m. 16515 SWIM LESSONS — ADAPTIVE/AQUA BUDDIES For children & adults with physical or developmental disabilities or Autism. Ratio is one student/instructor. Missed lessons will not be made up. Deadline to register is two days before class start date. Registration Fee $105.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Oct. 7 5:10 p.m. 16493 Tues. Oct. 7 6:55 p.m. 16494 Tues. Oct. 7 7:30 p.m. 16495 Wed. Oct. 8 5:10 p.m. 16496 Wed. Oct. 8 6:55 p.m. 16497 Wed. Oct. 8 7:30 p.m. 16498 Thurs. Oct. 9 5:10 p.m. 16499 Thurs. Oct. 9 7:30 p.m. 16500 Sat. Oct. 4 9:00 a.m. 16501 Sat. Oct. 4 11:20 a.m. 16502 Sat. Oct. 4 12:00 p.m. 16503 Registration Fee $84.00/8 Lessons (No class Nov. 22 & 29) Inst. Jean Sat. Oct. 11 9:00 a.m. 16504 Sat. Oct. 11 9:35 a.m. 16505 Sat. Oct. 11 10:10 a.m. 16506 Sat. Oct. 11 10:45 a.m. 16576 Sat. Oct. 11 11:20 a.m. 16577 COMPETITIVE For those who may be interested in joining a swim team. Stroke analysis and development, speed turns, and basic fitness will be emphasized. Minimum swim ability is level 5. Registration Fee $71.00/10 Lessons with extended swim. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Sat. Oct. 4 11:20 a.m. 16520 SWIM LESSONS - ADULT & SENIOR - BEGINNER Ages 16 and up. Have you ever wanted to learn to swim? This is the class to help you gain confidence and basic skills. You will start with gliding and floating and build skills toward strokes. Registration Fee $58.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Oct. 7 7:30 p.m. 16507 Thurs. Oct. 9 9:00 a.m. 16508 Thurs. Oct. 9 7:30 p.m. 16509 Fri. Oct. 10 10:10 a.m. 16510 Sat. Oct. 4 9:35 a.m. 16511 Sat. Oct. 4 11:20 a.m. 16512 19 CHILDREN TAP & BALLET – Ages 4 - 5 Learn basic tap and ballet steps with fun music. Registration Fee $98.00/24 Sessions. Classes 40 min. Instructor Ingrid. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. Sept. 15 5:00 p.m. CC 16399 Tues. Sept. 16 5:30 p.m. CC 16400 TAP & JAZZ Ages 8-10. Learn fundamental tap steps combined with the creativity of jazz. Registration Fee $98.00/24 Sessions. Classes 40 min. Instructor Ingrid. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Tues. Sept. 16 7:00 p.m. CC 16407 CREATIVE DANCE & JAZZ Using unique movements, this class focuses on the principals of various dance techniques. Rhythm and coordination are taught with age-appropriate choreography & upbeat music Registration Fee $98.00/24 Sessions. Classes 40 min. Instructor Julia. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Ages 10 - 13 Mon. Sept. 15 7:15 p.m. CC 16404 Ages 13 & Up Mon. Sept. 15 8:00 p.m. CC 16405 TAP & BALLET – Ages 6 - 8 Basic tap and ballet steps will be taught with emphasis on learning dance routines. Registration Fee $98.00/24 Sessions. Classes 40 min. Instructor Ingrid. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. Sept. 15 5:45 p.m. CC 16401 Tues. Sept. 16 6:15 p.m. CC 16402 JAZZ Ages 10 & Up. Jazz is a dance form that showcases individual style and originality. It is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork and quick turns. Registration Fee $98.00/24 Sessions. Classes 40 min. Instructor Ingrid. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Tues. Sept. 16 7:45 p.m. CC 16406 DANCE PROGRAM  Classes held at the Community Center.  Spectators not permitted in class.  Limited openings in classes listed below.  Recital - Will be held on a Sunday in the spring.  Costume - Fee is in addition to registration fee; due in Nov.  Dance Attire - Special shoes and dance attire are optional.  Registration for dance classes accepted immediately. HOLIDAY COOKIE BAKING Ages 6-12. You can impress even St. Nick when you learn to make delicious cookies in this fun workshop. Eat some and take some home. You will get a recipe booklet so you can make them at home too. Wear old clothes or bring an apron. Registration Fee $10.00/1 Session. Class 2½ hours. Instructor Diane. Day Date Time Location Activity # Sat. Dec. 6 9:30 a.m. CC 16534 HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS Ages 6-12. Have fun while making four festive ornaments. Great to give as gifts or enjoy on your own tree! Wear old clothes; permanent paint used. Registration Fee $8.00/1 Session. Class 2 hours. Day Date Time Location Activity # Sat. Dec. 13 10:00 a.m. CC 16535 NORTH METRO YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION Ages 4-15. This is a joint association between Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Fridley & Columbia Heights. Registration information at www.nmyha.com.  Quality hockey instruction at all levels  Reasonable participation fees  Reduced fee for first year boys and girls ages 4-9 and affordable equipment packages BROOKLYN AREA BASKETBALL Cities of Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park form the Brooklyn Area Basketball, which offers House League for grades 1-12. Emphasizes fun and equal participation. Teams of 7-9 participate in practices, games & tournaments. Season runs November through March. For info about the program, visit www.bpaasports.org. HOME ALONE SAFETY CLASS - December 30 Ages 9-12. There is no magic age at which children develop the maturity and good sense needed to stay alone. This class will help prepare them to be alone for short periods of time, before or after school or while you run errands. They’ll make a first-aid kit and learn basic first-aid techniques. Programs include personal and home safety, internet safety, phone skills, fire safety, escape plans, what to do in severe weather, snack ideas, appropriate activities and more! Pizza lunch provided. Children will swim the last hour; bring swimsuit & towel. Class is a partnership with the Brooklyn Center Recreation, Police & Fire Departments, Meets 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Class limit 20. Registration Fee $15.00/1 Session. Class 7 hours. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, December 16, space permitting. Day Date Time Location Activity # Tues. Dec. 30 9:00 a.m. CC 16523 20 Children continued HALLOWEEN PARTY Saturday, October 25 1 - 3 p.m. Community Center Games! Prizes! Candy! Pool/water slide pass! Day Date Time Location Activity # Sat. Oct. 25 1:00 p.m. CC 16536 Walk-ins accepted on space permitting basis. Limit - 200 children. It takes approximately one hour to play all the games. Children are encouraged to wear their costume! Use pool pass on October 25 or save for another day. Parents who wish to swim & use water slide will pay daily admission price. Registration fee $5.00/child. Pre-registration by Oct. 24 is strongly recommended. 21 TEEN BASKETBALL – ADULT MEN’S LEAGUE Officiated 5 on 5 Men’s C-D Basketball League. Teams divided into divisional play & may advance to MRPA state tournaments. Register at Brooklyn Center Recreation Department. Fee $550.00/team. Day Begins Location Activity # Wed. Dec. 10 TBD 16529 MEN’S BROOMBALL LEAGUE Officiated 6 on 6 men’s broomball league. Begins mid- December. Centennial Park West, 63rd & Brooklyn Drive, Brooklyn Center. Register at Brooklyn Center Recreation Department. Fee $300.00/team. Day Begins Location Activity # Thurs. Dec. 18 Centennial Park West 16530 CO-REC KICKBALL – ADULT LEAGUE Try this all new sports league which is sure to bring back memories of your youth. Join the fun on Friday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. beginning August 8 at Victory Park in New Hope. Up to 10 people may play at one time. To register, call New Hope Recreation at 763-531-5151. Fee $130.00/team. OVER 45 MIXED DOUBLES PICKLEBALL LEAGUE This exciting mini-tennis game is a combination of Ping-Pong, tennis and badminton and can be played with two or four players. It is played on a court the size of a badminton court, uses tennis rules and a smaller racquet/paddle and a wiffle ball. Previous experience not required. Meets Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. beginning September 4 at Hidden Valley Park in New Hope. Register at New Hope Recreation Department at 763-531-5151 by September 2. Fee $20.00/couple. ADULT SPORTS The recreation departments of Brooklyn Center, New Hope, Crystal, Robbinsdale, Golden Valley, Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove form the Northwest Metro Adults Sports League. For information, call Joe at 763-569-3382. VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES Officiated 6 on 6. Teams are divided into divisional play and may advance to MRPA state tournaments. Matches played at Northview Jr. High and Earle Brown Elementary School. Fall season runs September through December. Guaranteed 10 matches. Winter leagues begin in January. For more information, call 563-569-3382. Register at Brooklyn Center Recreation Department. Day League Team Fee Team Limit Activity # Mon. Co-Rec $300 24 16531 Tues. Women $300 48 16532 Wed. Men $330 16 16533 ADULT MEN’S HOCKEY The City of Brooklyn Park offers men’s hockey leagues. For more information, call 763-493-8333. OPEN GYM Grades 7-12. Stay active all year round! Get some of your friends and head over to the Brooklyn Center Youth Recreation Center, 6500 Humboldt Avenue North. Beginning September 11, the Brooklyn Center Police and Community Activities, Recreation and Services (CARS) Departments will be hosting weekly free open gym sessions. Thursdays from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Open gym sessions will be staffed by Police and/or CARS staff. Come challenge us to a game of 3 on 3 or HORSE. Basketball not your thing? We plan to have other activities available in addition to basketball. Come, check us out. We are sure you will find something you like. Questions call 763 -569-3400. Note: Please remember to respect the facility and those who visit! No fighting, abusive/offensive language will be tolerated. Violation of policy will result in loss of gym privileges. BROOKLYN BRIDGE ALLIANCE FOR YOUTH Purpose The purpose of the Alliance is to cooperatively support positive youth development in out-of-school-time opportunities for all youth in Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park. Search for quality programs and refer youth to after-school, weekend and summer activities that help them learn, grow and thrive at brooklynsconnect.org. Shared Vision: Build an out-of-school-time system The Brooklyn Bridge Alliance assures the success of all youth by challenging the conditions that diminish their hope, by assuring that all youth are connected to a trusted adult who is vested in their healthy development as measured by educational success and mastery of essential skills. Members of the Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth City of Brooklyn Center; City of Brooklyn Park; Hennepin County; ISD 11 Anoka-Hennepin Schools; IDS 286 Brooklyn Center Schools; ISD 279 Osseo Area Schools; ISD 281 Robbinsdale Area Schools Contact Rebecca J. Gilgen, MSW CTF, Executive Director Rebecca.Gilgen@brooklynsallianceforyouth.org 763- 688-1989 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. 22 ADULT FITNESS 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. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance. A chair is used for seated and/or standing support if needed. No fee SilverSneakers® participant. Classes 50 min. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $45.00/15 Sessions Mon. Sept. 8 10:30 a.m. CC Judy 16537 Registration Fee $42.00/14 Sessions (No class Nov. 27) Thurs. Sept. 11 1:00 p.m. CC Stephanie 16538 SILVERSNEAKERS® Yoga SilverSneakers® Yoga will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. No fee SilverSneakers® participant. Classes 50 min. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $45.00/15 Sessions Wed. Sept 10 9:45 a.m. CC Judy 16539 Registration Fee $42.00/14 Sessions (No class Nov 27) Thurs. Sept 11 3:00 p.m. CC Stephanie 16540 Registration Fee $39.00/13 Sessions (No class Oct. 17 & 24) Fri.. Sept 12 2:00 p.m. CC Stephanie 16541 SILVERSNEAKERS® Cardio Cardio is perfect for participants who are fit and active, as well as those who want an energizing activity. Get Up and Go with a class that is safe, heart-healthy and easy on the joints. The workout includes easy-to-follow low impact movements, upper body strength work, abdominal conditioning, stretching and relaxation exercises designed to energize your active lifestyle. No fee SilverSneakers® participant. Classes 50 min. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $45.00/15 Sessions Wed. Sept. 10 8:45 a.m. CC Judy 16542 Registration Fee $39.00/13 Sessions (No class Oct. 17 & 24) Fri. Sept. 12 1:00 p.m. CC Stephanie 16543 SILVERSNEAKERS® Splash Activate your aqua urge for variety! Splash offers fun, shallow-water movement to improve agility and flexibility while addressing cardiovascular strength and endurance conditioning. No swimming ability is required and a special SilverSneakers® kickboard is used to improve strength, balance and coordination. No fee SilverSneakers® participant. Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor Jean. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $45.00/15 Sessions Mon. Sept. 8 10:30 a.m. CC 16545 Registration Fee $36.00/12 Sessions (No class Sept. 25, Oct. 2, Nov 27) Thurs. Sept. 11 10:45 a.m. CC 16546 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 $52.50/15 Sessions. Classes 50 minutes. Instructor Judy. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. Sept. 8 9:30 a.m. CC 16547 BRAIN GYM® Are you interested in a playful, fun way to engage your brain that involves moving? In the series, participants will learn and practice 26 Brain Gym® movements. These exercises improve concentration, memory, organizational skills, listening and coordination. Brain Gym® is an international foundation recognized in over 80 countries. Come for fun, leave more balanced! No charge SilverSneakers® participant. Registration Fee $24.50/7 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Judy is a licensed Brain Gym® Instructor. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. Sept. 8 1:30 p.m. CC 16548 Mon. Oct. 27 1:30 p.m. CC 16549 STRENGTH TRAINING “Strong women & men stay young.” Age 30 or 90, fit or unfit, this class can build bone density, lose weight, gain strength and energy. Basic exercises using weights are geared to individual ability for a healthier and more active lifestyle. Authorities claim strength training can decrease risk for diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis. Bands and handheld weights up to 6 lbs. are provided. Join this class for an energy overhaul! No class on Nov. 27. Registration Fee $49.00/14 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor Stephanie. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Thurs. Sept. 11 2:00 p.m. CC 16550 SilverSneakers® & Silver&Fit® Program participants are invited to workout in our exercise room, swim and use the sauna at no cost to eligible members. Non-members may participate in SilverSneakers® & Silver&Fit® classes by paying the registration fee. Registration for SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit® participants begins August 11, 2014. Classes with or are offered at no cost to SilverSneakers® or Silver&Fit® members. Beginning Aug 11, please register for classes you will attend. Arthritis Tai Chi & Yoga Learn to reduce pain and stress and improve balance, mental and physical well-being. This class is approved by the Arthritis Foundation and directed towards individuals 55 years and older; others may participate. All movements are performed standing or in a chair. Registration Fee $52.50/15 Sessions. Classes 50 minutes. Instructor Judy. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. Sept. 8 3:00 p.m. CC 16544 23 Adult Fitness continued AQUA EXERCISE Water power! Join this invigorating high- energy class, which includes a warm up, cardio and full body toning. Each instructor specializes their class to give participants a different experience. Individuals are encouraged to participate at the intensity level that suits you best. It’s 50 minutes of pure aqua aerobic fun! Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $52.50/15 Sessions Mon. Sept. 8 6:00 p.m. CC Jean/JudyJ 16555 Fri. Sept. 12 9:00 a.m. CC Jean/Lisa/Vicki 16556 Registration Fee $49.00/14 Sessions (No class Nov. 29) Sat. Sept. 13 8:00 a.m. CC Jean 16557 Registration Fee $42.00/12 Sessions (No class Sept. 25, Oct. 2, Nov. 27) Thurs. Oct. 9 9:45 a.m. CC Jean 16558 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. Participants should be comfortable in deep water. Floatation belts and noodles are furnished. Registration Fee $52.50/15 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Mon. Oct. 6 9:30 a.m. CC Jean 16560 Mon. Oct. 6 7:00 p.m. CC Jean/JudyJ 16561 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. Heidi & Jean will team teach the evening class. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $52.50/15 Sessions Tues. Sept. 9 9:00 a.m. CC Lisa 16551 Registration Fee $49.00/14 Sessions (No AM Class Oct. 15 & No PM Class on Nov. 26) Wed. Sept. 10 9:00 a.m. CC Vicki 16553 Wed. Sept. 10 6:30 p.m. CC H/J 16552 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 $49.00/14 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Heidi & Jean will team teach the class. No class November 26. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Wed. Sept. 10 7:25 p.m. CC H/J 16554 STRETCH/TONE/CARDIO/ISOMETRIC LOW IMPACT ALL-IN-ONE CLASS Resistance bands to tone & stretch the muscle groups will be used for half the class while getting a 2-mile cardio walk workout. Hand held weights are used the other half of the class for strengthening. Isometrics will be incorporated. The sessions are designed to efficiently get it “all-in-one” session and the upbeat music and group energy will increase your strength and endurance. Suitable for all levels; advanced exercisers can use stronger resistance bands & heavier weights. Bands and weights up to 6 lbs. provided. Registration Fee $45.50/13 Sessions. Classes 60 min. Instructor Sue. No class November 26. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Wed. Sept. 10 6:15 p.m. CC 16564 STRENGTH TRAINING BACK & “ABS” Basic exercises using weights are geared to individual ability for a healthier & more active lifestyle. This class includes weekly “AB” workout and specific strength training exercises for the lower back. Everyone is welcome! Registration Fee $52.50/15 Sessions. Classes 1 hr. Instructor Vicki. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. Sept. 8 6:15 p.m. CC 16563 HATHA YOGA Pure Hatha Yoga strives to create an absolute balance between the body, mind & energy. The benefits may include stress reduction, relaxation, decreased depression, pain relief, lower blood pressure, and balancing blood sugar. Leave refreshed, calm, and relaxed. Registration Fee $42.00/12 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor Cassandra. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. Sept. 8 5:00 p.m. CC 16562 LINE DANCING Dance your way to fitness. Fun dance steps are simple and suitable for all levels. Popular club and country western will be taught preparing you for a night out or family functions. Come dance with Crusin' Susan and the group! Registration Fee $35.00/10 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Drop-ins welcome. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Wed. Sept. 17 7:15 p.m. CC 16566 ZUMBA GOLD® Get Groovin at your own pace! This easy-to-follow class lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It’s an invigorating community-oriented dance fitness class that feels fresh and most of all, exhilarating! Zumba Gold® provides modified, low- impact, lower intensity moves for beginners and older adults. No class Nov. 27. Registration Fee $49.00/14 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor Stephanie. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Thurs. Sept. 11 4:00 p.m. CC 16565 24 FITNESS & AEROBIC CLASSES  Wear comfortable clothes & fitness shoes.  Mats and weights provided.  Noodles and aqua belts provided.  All classes are coed  Note cancellation dates in descriptions. Changes noted on fitness calendars available from instructors & front desk. Classes added at the end to cover cancellations. ZUMBA® This dance-based high-energy class for average healthy adults fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves. Zumba ® is a great workout while helping to build muscle tone and cardiovascular endurance. Wear cross training or aerobic style shoes & comfortable clothes. Classes 1 hour. Stephanie is a licensed Zumba® Instructor. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $90.00/15 Sessions Wed. Sept. 10 5:30 p.m. CC 16567 Registration Fee $78.00/13 Sessions (No class Oct. 18 & 25) Sat. Sept. 13 10:00 a.m. CC 16568 CARDIO & STRENGTH COMBO Come alone, meet people or make it a family affair. This low impact cardio workout offers a variety of exercises challenging all fitness levels. Participate in the intensity level that suits you best, including a 10 minute warm-up, 20 minutes of aerobics, 10 minutes of step, (for persons unable to do step, the same patterns may be done on the floor) cool down and strength training. No class Oct. 18 & 25. Registration Fee $45.50/13 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor Stephanie. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Sat. Sept. 13 9:00 a.m. CC 16570 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 $52.50/15 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor Stephanie. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Wed. Sept. 10 6:30 p.m. CC 16569 Adult Fitness classes are for individuals 16 & older. Children & spectators may not sit in the room while class is in session. Class participation is limited to those who have pre-registered or purchased a drop-in pass for the class. FITNESS DROP-IN CARDS Ideal for people who want to exercise but cannot commit to the same class every week. Cards may be purchased for aqua or fitness classes that have met the minimum number of registrations to hold the class and have not filled to capacity. Cards are non-refundable and may be used through December 20. 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. Registration for Fitness Drop-In Cards is not available online. With a drop-in card, you can start anytime; now there's no reason not to exercise with us! Questions, call Kelly at 763-569-3405. When buying your CARD, indicate the classes you most likely will be attending. This will help when determining whether we have the minimum number to have a class with registered participants plus Drop-In Card users. Before purchasing a card, check to see if the class you were planning on attending has been canceled. Sometimes circumstances beyond our control require us to cancel a class. If we know what class you attend, we will attempt to notify you. DROP-IN CARD—SENIOR OPTIONS Adults 62 years and older # of Classes Fee Activity # 12 Classes $44.00 16571 10 Classes $37.00 16572 8 Classes $29.50 16573 5 Classes $18.50 16574 1 Class $4.00 16575 DROP-IN CARD—FITNESS OPTIONS Adults through 61 years # of Classes Fee Activity # 12 Classes $49.50 16578 10 Classes $41.25 16579 8 Classes $33.00 16580 5 Classes $20.50 16581 1 Class $4.25 16582 DROP-IN CARD—ZUMBA ONLY Can be used for Wednesday or Saturday class # of Classes Fee Activity # 5 Classes $32.50 16583 3 Classes $19.50 16584 1 Class $6.50 16585 Adult Fitness continued Register online at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. For registration information, see page 14. 25 POTTERY Pottery participants will be issued a membership card for open lab time, which must be scanned at the front desk each time you use open lab. If you register in person, you will receive your membership card at that time. If you register online or by phone, allow extra time on 1st day of class to get your card at front desk. Cards valid for registered students for fall session dates below: Session 1 - Sept. 8 - Nov. 1; Session 2 - Nov. 2 - Jan 3. Lab will be closed: Oct. 25, Nov. 27, Dec. 7, Dec. 25, Jan. 1 Check open lab schedule for open times, available at front desk. POTTERY — INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED For students proficient in throwing, hand building and glazing. Instructor will be in the lab four times. This ideal format is for participants who work independently yet need some instruction either in techniques or problem solving. Registration fee includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, firing and tax. (Additional clay available for purchase.) Each session includes Tuesday or Thursday evenings and open lab time. Classes 2½ hours. Instructor Chad. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $140.00 (Sept. 8-Nov. 1) Tues. Sept. 9 6:30 p.m. CC 16588 Thurs. Sept. 11 6:30 p.m. CC 16589 Registration Fee $152.00 (Nov.2-Jan.3) Tues. Nov. 4 6:30 p.m. CC 16590 Thurs. Nov. 6 6:30 p.m. CC 16591 POTTERY — LAB AND FIRING PRIVILEGES For persons who have completed a pottery class at the community center. This option is designed for individuals who want to work independently with no instruction. Please see schedule for lab availability. The schedule will be posted on the pottery lab door and available at the customer service desk. Registration fee includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, firing and tax. Additional clay is $42.45, includes 25 lbs., glazes, firing and tax. Dates Location Activity # Registration Fee $140.00/8 Weeks Sept. 8 – Nov. 1 CC 16592 Registration Fee $152.00/9 Weeks Nov. 2 – Jan. 3 CC 16593 POTTERY — MONDAY POTTERY CLUB This night is for long-time Monday night participants who are proficient in throwing, hand building and glazing. This ideal format is for participants who work independently and enjoy socializing with other potters. Registration fee includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, firing and tax. (Additional clay available for purchase.) Each session includes Monday evenings and open lab time. Instructor Chad will come to class one day to give tips & answer questions on techniques. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $140.00 (Sept. 8-Nov. 1) Mon. Sept. 8 5:00 p.m. CC 16586 Registration Fee $152.00 (Nov.2-Jan.3) Mon. Nov. 3 5:00 p.m. CC 16587 XCEL ENERGY CENTER/ TARGET CENTER EVENTS Disney Live “Mickey’s Music Festival” Sunday, October 12 - Target Center Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world in this fun musical festival! Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, rock, country and more! The lineup of performers includes more than 25 Disney stars including Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Ariel, Sebastian, Jasmine, Aladdin, Woody, Buzz and more! Come join them for a lively concert experience that will deliver rockin’ memories to last a lifetime! Note: Children under age 1 are free! Cost: $21 per person, lower level seating. Show time 4:00 p.m. Register by September 24. Activity #16594. Cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale & New Hope have joined together to offer ticket deals for events. Reserved group tickets available for children & adults! Order immediately online at www.cityofbrooklycenter.org or by phone with Visa or MasterCard by calling 763-569-3400. A limited number of tickets are available; however, 15 tickets need to be sold to ensure the group rate. If minimum is not met, you’ll be contacted. (In the past, minimum has always been met.) Ticket Pick-Up: Approximately 7 days before performance date, you will be called when tickets arrive at Brooklyn Center Community Center. Participants provide their own transportation. Arrive ½ hour early to event. Disney on Ice “FROZEN” Sunday, April 12 - Target Center Enter a fantastical winter wonderland as Disney on Ice presents Frozen! The Academy Award winning movie is LIVE and coming to Minneapolis with dazzling special effects, astonishing skating and inspiring songs like “Let it Go.” Join Elsa and Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse and many more of your favorite Disney characters for this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship! Cost $30 per person, upper level seating. Show time 3:00 p.m. Register by September 29. Activity #16596. Disney on Ice “Worlds of Fantasy” Saturday, December 13 - Xcel Energy Center Rev up for non-stop fun with your favorite Disney stories! Thrill to high speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney Pixar’s Cars race across the ice. Dive into The Little Mermaid’s enchanting undersea kingdom and enter the mystical world of Pixie Hollow with Tinker Bell and the Disney Fairies! The toys are back with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from the rambunctious tots of Sunnyside Daycare! Note: Children under 2 are free! Cost $25 per person, lower level seating. Show time 7:00 p.m. Register by November 25. Activity #16595. 26 BOOMERS & BEYOND If you have questions about the Boomers & Beyond programs, call Kelly at 763-569-3405. DONUT MAKE YOU WONDER? Join us the third Wednesday of the month for interesting informative programs, coffee, and you guessed it—Donuts! Program Fee: $2 payable at the door but you must register by the Thursday before so there are enough refreshments for everyone. To Register: Call 763-569-3405 Location: Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Dr. N Time: 10-11:30 a.m. SEPTEMBER 17 – FOR LOVE OF LAKES Minnesotans have a love for our many lakes! Come learn more about our treasured lakes from Darby Nelson, a native Minnesotan, free-lance writer and conservationist. For Love of Lakes weaves a delightful tapestry of history, science, emotion, and poetry for all who love lakes or enjoy nature writing. For Love of Lakes is an affectionate account documenting our species long relationship with lakes—their glacial origins, Thoreau and his environmental message, and the major perceptual shifts and advances in our understanding of lake ecology. Learn more about the stewardship void and gain an improved understanding of our most treasured natural feature. Books will be for sale with all royalties being donated to Conservation Minnesota. Register by September 11. OCTOBER 15 – YORKVILLE TWINS Crystal residents and retired Robbinsdale teachers Joe and John Gindele will talk about their childhood memories and immigrant experiences growing up on the rough streets of Yorkville on Manhattan’s ethnic Upper East Side over 60 years ago, in Post- WWII America. They will also read excerpts from their award- winning* book, Yorkville Twins. Full of humor, wisdom and frank talk, it is an endearing collection of stories involving immigrants, survival, growing up, coming of age, and learning what it is to be an American. More than a memoir, it’s an experience, a love story of family, friends, neighbors, and the Yorkville of yore! Their book, Yorkville Twins, will be available to purchase. Register by October 9. NOVEMBER 19 – BALD EAGLE BASICS With nests as big as small bedrooms and acrobatic aerial courtships the national bird of the United States is impressive beyond their white heads and large size. As an educator with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska, Melonie Shipman, has extensive education and experience in bald and golden eagle basics. With a bounty of amazing photos and personal accounts, you'll see bald eagles with new eyes. Register by November 13 Sponsored by the Cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale and Senior Services of District 281. We would also like to extend a special Thanks to our confirmed sponsors: Home Instead and The Crossings at Brookwood who are each involved in sponsorship of the presentations and/or morning refreshments. BOB ROSS OIL PAINTING CLASS Tuesday, October 14 12:30 p.m. Have you ever wanted to try oil painting, but didn’t know where to start? Start Here! Kitty & Warren Swanson are PBS star Bob Ross certified instructors. In one class, you will paint a picture to take home with you. All class supplies (easels, canvas, brushes, and paint) are provided. Bring an apron or old shirt to class to cover your clothing. A sample of the picture the class will learn to paint will be displayed in the community center lobby about a month before class date. Registration Fee $58.00/1 Session. Class 3 hours. Registration deadline October 7. Day Date Time Location Activity # Tues. Oct. 14 12:30 p.m. CC 16597 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 September 3 Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. November 5 Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. December 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 in person at the Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway. Questions, call 763-569-3400. If the class is full, we will put you on the waiting list and call you if an opening occurs. Advanced registration required by mail or in person; no walk-ins the day of class. Make check or money order payable to AARP. (Cash not accepted.) Class Location - Crossings, 6201 N Lilac Drive, south entry. Crossing residents may register with the manager, space providing. Thank you to the Crossings Manager & Lang Nelson Corporation for providing this site. Smoking prohibited. For other class locations, call AARP at 952-858-9040, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 27 Boomers & Beyond continued 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. A schedule is available at the community center. MEN’S DROP-IN If you are interested in getting together informally with other guys, drop in on Mondays or Thursdays, Noon-3:30 p.m. Come play Buck Euchre, similar to 500. If you do not play Buck Euchre, informal instruction by the men is available. Hosted by volunteers. Questions, call Earl 612-280-8288 or Kelly. BROOKLYN CENTER FRIENDSHIP QUILTERS Join others who love quilting at the community center. This friendly drop-in group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. No dues, bring your lunch and a beverage and your quilting project. For more information, call Joanne at 763-561-1219. Fall dates: Sept. 17, Oct. 1 & 15, Nov. 5 & 19 and Dec. 3 & 17. BROOKLYN CENTER WOMEN’S CLUB Club promotes social, cultural and civic activities for women. Open to woman over 21. Annual dues $12. Monthly meetings are informative with entertaining programs. Held the 2 nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Community Activities, Recreation & Services Department. Join us Sept. 9 at Noon for our fall kick-off & welcome luncheon. Non-members are always welcome; cost is $7. Fall Meeting Dates September 9 - Noon Luncheon, $7.00 October 14 & November 11 - 1:00 p.m. Monthly trips are offered to members; details available at meetings. Sept. 24 - Skyrock Farm, Oct. 29 - Old Log Theater Dec. 10 - Paramount Theater For information about Women’s Club, call 763-561-3944. WOMEN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP BOOK SALE September 25 & 26 – 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 6319 Unity Ave N Proceeds from the book sale help support the annual scholarships that are given to Brooklyn Center senior girls graduating from high school to further their higher education. If you would like to donate books, DVD’s CD’s, games, puzzles for the sale, call 763-561-3944. New Play e r s Wanted! SOCIAL GROUPS The groups Leisure Time, Men’s Drop-in, Friendship Quilters and Women’s Club meet at Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway. New participants are welcome at any time. Stop by and check us out! PICKLEBALL 55+ Play the fastest growing racquet sport in the US! Pickleball is for people of all athletic abilities, described as a combination of ping pong, tennis and badminton. It’s a great work out, very social, and a competitive and athletic game. It’s also a good way to spend time with friends and family. Pickleball uses a plastic whiffle ball and a paddle and is played on a court roughly half the size of a tennis court. This is not a league...come when you can…just drop in…with no advanced registration. Equipment is provided for you to try the game. Gym shoes are required. Day: Tuesdays Time: 10:00 a.m.-Noon Location: Brooklyn Center Youth Recreation Center, 6500 Humboldt Ave N (next to BCHS) Or Evergreen Park Outdoor Courts during nice weather! Fee: $2.00 each week at the door; SilverSneakers® & Silver&Fit® participants free. Weekly volunteer hosts needed. If you have interest in playing, volunteering or program questions, call Kelly at 763-569-3405. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING - FREE West Fire Station 6250 Brooklyn Blvd. Tuesday - Friday, 8-10:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. 28 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) TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES FREE HELP FOR MEDICARE RECIPIENTS Brooklyn Center Community Center No Income Limits! Confidential, Free Assistance & No Sales! One hour individual morning appointments on September 10, October 8, November 12, December 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. Boomers & Beyond continued Tuesday, December 16 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Join us for a Holiday Luncheon & Humorous One Act Play Santa Retires? By Players In The Groove Santa feels everyone is buying their Christmas presents on the internet and they no longer need him. Everyone is trying to talk him out of retirement with humorous results. Fee: $15 includes lunch & entertainment Activity #:16605. Registration Deadline: December 10. Tuesday, October 21 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Get your Dancing Shoes On and join your friends for lunch and then music by Manny Cortez! Manny will perform the oldies but goodies, with songs by Sinatra, Elvis and The Beatles (just to name a few)! Fee: $15 includes lunch & entertainment Activity #16604. Registration Deadline: October 15. All luncheons are held at the Brooklyn Center Community Center in Constitution Hall. Register at the Community Center or call 763-560-3400. Meals are catered by The Lookout. LUNCHEONS 29 COMMUNITY TRIPSTERS Community Tripsters is a program for people who enjoy getting away and meeting new friends. We live in an area that offers a multitude of fun and educational opportunities! Our trips allow you to eat at wonderful restaurants & experience a host of re markable recreational activities. Motor coach buses depart & return to Brooklyn Center Community Center; an escort accompanies all tri ps. REGISTRATION for trips is currently available by mail, in person, by phone or online at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. When registering for someone else, please have correct spelling of their name, correct address & phone number. Deadline dates listed are on a space-permitting basis. Refunds given only if trip is canceled or a substitute can be found to take your p lace. Refunds subject to $5 cancelation fee or 3% of the fee for extended trips. FOR PERSONS TRAVELING ALONE - Would you like to go on a day outing or extended trip but are hesitant to sign up? The Community Tripster staff would like to help put you in touch with others. If interested in finding out more, call Kelly at 763 -569-3405. OCTOBER 16 CARLOS CREEK WINERY & THE GRANDE DEPOT Get ready for a relaxing, fun day and enjoy the fall colors along the way! First stop, a morning cup of coffee in St. Cloud (on your own), then on to the Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandria, MN. Owned by Tami and Kim Bredeson, Carlos Creek is home to one of the largest and oldest grape vineyards in Minnesota. Enjoy a soup & salad luncheon served with a beverage and cookie at the vineyard. Then take a guided tour of the production area and the caves. Enjoy a wine tasting and spend time in the gift store. On the way back, we’ll stop at the historic Grande Depot in St. Cloud. Stroll through the unique specialty shoppes and, if you would like, enjoy an afternoon treat at the café! Cost $65.00/person includes transportation, tours, lunch, tax, gratuities & escort. Approximate time 8:50 a.m.-4:45 p.m. September 18, registration deadline. Activity #16599. DECEMBER 11 A GRAND CHRISTMAS Our Grand Christmas tour begins at the James J. Hill House on Summit Ave. in St. Paul. This 36,000 square foot mansion built in 1891, features crystal chandeliers, a pipe organ, stained glass windows and elaborate woodcarving. After our tour, we’ll head to Grand Ave for a walleye or chicken lunch at Tavern on Grand in the Lake Room. Side items include seasoned Tavern fries, Cole slaw, beverage and ice cream for dessert. After lunch, we’ll head to the Alexander Ramsey House and step back in time to the Christmas season of 1875. View original family ornaments, discover how the Ramsey family celebrated the holiday, and shop in the Carriage House Gift store. Cost: $68.00/person includes transportation, lunch, tour, tax, gratuities and escort. Approximate time 9:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. November 17, registration deadline. Activity #16601. NOVEMBER 5 IT’S NIFTY FIFTY DAY AT ST. CROIX CASINO If you’re 50 or older and have a TLC card, you can be one of the “nifty-fifty” with the extra perks for the day! Receive $5 on your player’s card for riding the bus, plus each “nifty fifty” will swipe their TLC card at a kiosk for an extra $5-$50 on their card to spend on the machines. If you don’t have a TLC card and would like one, tell us when you register; the card is the only mechanism you have to redeem the “comp” money. The information will be forwarded to the casino and your card will be waiting for you. Bring your friends; open to all adults. Minimum 40 people. Cost $6/person includes motor coach, escort, $5 on your card plus an additional $5+ on your card for ages 50+. Approximate time 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. October 29, registration deadline. Activity #16600. NOVEMBER 13 OLD LOG THEATER “LIFE COULD BE A DREAM” Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling doo-wop singing group preparing to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest to realize their dreams of making it to the big time! Trouble comes in the form of Lois, who arrives to put some polish on the boys. Denny falls in love, Wally falls in line, Eugene falls apart, and along comes handsome heartthrob Skip to send the whole situation spinning. The ’60’s hits say it all: “Fools Fall in Love,” “Tears on My Pillow,” “Runaround Sue,” “Earth Angel,” “Stay,” “Unchained Melody,” “Lonely Teardrops,” and “The Glory of Love.” Winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Best Musical Award, Life Could Be a Dream will leave you laughing, singing, and cheering! See it now before if heads to Broadway in 2016. Before the show, we’ll enjoy lunch. Lunch Menu: Please select from - 1. Meat Loaf with green beans, potatoes and beef gravy; 2. Pan Seared Tilapia with green beans, potatoes and a cream sauce; 3. Rolled Penne Pasta with tomato sauce, shaved parmesan, asparagus, and herbs; 4. Roasted chicken breast with potatoes, green beans and chicken gravy. All selections include: Dinner rolls, coffee, tea or soft drink. Cost: $67.00/ person includes transportation, lunch, show, tax, gratuities & escort. Approximate time 10:35 a.m.-4:55 p.m. October 20, registration deadline. Activity #16598. 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. 30 ADAPTIVE RECREATION Programs are a cooperative effort of the Cites of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Maple Grove,& REACH For Resources. REACH serves individuals with developmental disabilities. If you do not live in one of the communities listed abov e, call for fee. Pre-registration required. An inclusion specialist is available to assist persons who wish to participate in “non -adapted” programs. A minimum of two weeks prior notice is required and and inclusion assessment must be completed. To register or for information on these programs or other adaptive recreation options, call REACH at 952 -988-4177. YOUTH ACTIVITIES—Ages 5-12 INCLUSIONS REACH For Resources provides inclusion facilitators for children and adults with disabilities who would like to participate in their city park and recreation programs. Registration for these programs is done through your Park and Recreation Department. After registering, contact REACH for Resources to discuss the needs/accommodations for yourself or your child. We request a minimum of two weeks notice for a successful inclusion. TEEN ACTIVITIES—Ages 13-21 TEEN EXPLORERS Get to know new friends while trying new activities! Games, art projects, community events, and more! Location: Various metro locations Dates: Tuesday evenings, September 9 - October 28 Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $40 residents, $48 non-residents SOCIAL SEEKERS This is a program for teens and young adults with High Functioning Autism. We meet once a week for fun and social interaction. Groups are available for varying ages and at various locations. Intake is required for all new participants. For information, call Sarah at 952-988-4176. ADULT ACTIVITIES—Ages 18 & Older KICKBALL - NEW! Fun & Non-competitive kickball league! Location: Brooklyn Center Youth Rec Center Dates: Thursdays, October 30-November 20 Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Cost: $20 resident, $28 non-resident WEDNESDAY NIGHT SOCIAL Meet new friends while enjoying games, dances, movies, bingo. Location: Various Metro Locations Dates: Wednesdays, September 10 - October 29 Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $40 resident, $48 non-resident ZUMBA Have fun while learning popular dance moves! Location: St. Louis Park Recreation Center, 3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park Dates: Mondays, September 8 - October 13 Time: 6:30-7:30 pm Cost: $40 resident, $48 non-resident ON THE TOWN Social program for adults who can explore their community with minimal supervision. Ages 18-30 – every other Friday beginning mid-September Ages 31+ - every other Saturday beginning mid-September Cost: $20 residents, $28 non-residents. Transportation may be available for an additional fee of $35 per quarter/per person SPECIAL EVENTS FRIDAY NIGHT DANCES Time: 7-9:00 p.m. Cost: $5 at the door October 17—St. Louis Park High School November 7—Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center November 21—St. Louis Park High School December 19—St. Louis Park High School FALL FORMAL - September 19, 7-9:00 p.m. Time to get all dressed up and dance the night away! Location: Minnetonka High School, 18301 Hwy 7, Minnetonka Cost: $10 pre-registered or at the door (call to pre-register) GHOSTLY GALA - October 25, 6:30-9:00 p.m. Join us for this annual spooky celebration!! We will have games, prizes, food, music and dancing! All money raised at this event goes to fund the Reach for Resources recreation department. Location: Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center gym, 5600 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park Cost: $10 at the door/$8 pre-registered (call to pre-register) WEEKEND VENTURES Ages 16 and older. Location: Camp Courage in Maple Lake. Dates: September 5 - September 7 Cost: $350 YOUTH, TEENS & ADULTS BOWLING Join us for fun, noncompetitive bowling. You will bowl 2 games each week. For youth ages 5 -adults. Broken into age groups: 5-12, 13-17 and Adult 18+ Location: Doyle’s Bowling, 5000 West Broadway, Crystal Dates: Saturdays, September 13 - November 8 (no program Oct. 25) Time: Noon-2:00 p.m. OR 2:00-4:00 p.m. Cost: $35 residents, $43 non residents; plus $3.50 each week YOGA for Families & Adults Relax, get in shape, and improve flexibility! Tuesday evenings. Location: St. Louis Park Recreation Center, 3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park Dates: Tuesdays, September 16 - October 21 Time: 7-8:00 p.m. Cost: $50 per parent/child pair, $20 each additional family member 31 9-Hole Par-3 golf course with manicured greens, tees, and fairways that will appeal to everyone from beginner to pro. It won’t take all day to play, usually 90 minutes or less. GOLF COURSE 5500 N Lilac Dr 763-549-3750 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org/centerbrook Golf Course Superintendent, Steve Makowske LABOR DAY WEEKEND FAMILY GOLF SPECIAL Friday, August 29 - Monday, September 1 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). SUNDAY FAMILY GOLF SPECIAL EVERY SUNDAY Cost for round of golf is $13.00 for 1st adult and $5.00 for each additional golfer. Each group must have at least one adult and one junior (ages 6-17). GOLF SPECIALS EVENTS & OUTINGS Contact Steve Makowske, Golf Course Superintendent to personally plan any size event. 763-549-3750. 4500 Holes of GOLF! September 15 until end of season! $99.00 2nd Annual SKELETON GOLF SCRAMBLE Saturday, October 25, 1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start Each player tees off on each hole. The best of the shots is selected and all players play their second shots from that spot, and so on until the ball is holed. Fee $25.00/golfer! Includes golf, meal and chance to win prizes. Sign up at Centerbrook Golf Course! 32 •763-569-3400 •www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org Sunday, December 7 2-5:00 p.m. Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway New Toys for CEAP accepted. Sponsored by the Brooklyn Center Lions Club.  Santa - 2-4:45 p.m. - Pictures of children taken with Santa Claus Hayrides - 2-4:45 p.m.  Face Painting & Candy Cane Walk - 2-4:30 p.m.  Holly Sunday Bingo - 2-4:45 p.m.  Magic Show featuring Brodini - 2:30 p.m. & 4:15 p.m.  Refreshments, Door Prizes & Music  Holiday Tree Lighting - 5:00 p.m. 33 SPECIAL INTEREST PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY COMMISSION The Brooklyn Center Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the community center. This commission advises the City Council on the parks and recreation program in Brooklyn Center. Bud Sorenson, chairperson; 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. POOL & WATER SLIDE GROUP RENTAL Are you looking for a new idea for your group? Join the fun at the Community Center!  50 meter pool  150´ water slide  Diving boards  Lifeguards on duty For more information or to schedule a group rental, call Kirsten at 763-569-3317. T.G.I.F. FAMILY NIGHT FUN FLOATS Every Friday! 5-8:00 p.m. Thank goodness it’s Friday! For unsinkable fun, bring your favorite fun float to the pool - inner tubes, air mattresses, beach balls, floating animals, & noodles. Daily admission prices apply! See page 35. COMMUNITY CENTER ROOM RENTALS The Community Center is a tobacco free building; alcohol is not permitted. Limited availability Tuesday through Saturday. For information and fees, call 763-569-3400. The Community Center provides wireless internet for our patrons. Constitution Hall Constitution Hall is available for business and club meetings and private functions, such as a family reunion, graduation or anniversary party. This unique room can accommodate up to 190 persons with banquet style seating and 250 for lecture style. Philip Q. Cohen Community Room Located on the upper level, this room is available for small group functions. Room capacity for theatre style seating - 70, classroom style - 30 & banquet style - 50. EXERCISE ROOM Fitness equipment - cardiovascular & strength conditioning. See page 35 for hours and fees. Minimum age 15. Shirts & tennis shoes required. Cardiovascular Treadmills-5; Elliptical Cross Trainers-4; Stair Climbers-2; Precore Elliptical-1; Star Trac Recumbent Bike-2; Stair Master Free Climber Strength Training Leg Press/Calf Raise; Leg Curl/Leg Extension; Multi-chest; Bicep/Triceps; “Smith” Machine; Cable Crossover; Lat Pull Down/Low Row; Cybex Abdominal; Dumbbells Circuit Training Hip Abduction/Adduction; Abdominal/Low Back; Pectoral/Deltoid; Shoulder Press/Pull Down; Leg Extension/Leg Curl; Squat; Lift Task; Chest Row; Bicep/Tricep; Fitness Technology Rotary Torso; Precor Stretch Trainer CENTENNIAL CIVIC & VETERANS MEMORIAL AMPHITHEATER Purchase a Brick Paver for the Plaza of Honor Cost $250.00 for 4" x 8" engraved brick paver 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. Credit card orders - brick cost is $257.50, which includes credit card fees. Questions, call Sue at 763-569-3406. 34 PARKS PICNIC SHELTERS PARKS The City has 522 acres of parks & nature areas and a 20-mile trail system; residents can walk or bicycle almost anywhere in minutes. Visit website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org for a parks, school & trail map or a listing of parks with addresses and amenities. ADOPT-A-PARK/TRAIL/STREET Call 763-585-7100 for more information or to volunteer. This program plays an important role in helping maintain City parks, trails, public grounds and streets. Established in 1992, it is supported by several groups and individuals. The volunteer groups and individuals represent a cross -section of the community, including businesses, organizations, schools, scouts, churches and neighborhood groups. The organizations are recognized by signs at their adopted facilities. With the help of this program, our parks, trails and streets are cleaner and more inviting. PALMER LAKE NATURE AREA 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 35 FEATURES  50 Meter Swimming Pool — An adult must accompany children ages 6 & younger in the pool. Swimsuits required.  Wading Pool — Available for children 6 & younger when supervised by an adult. Swimsuits required.  Water Slide — Children less than 52" tall who wish to use the water slide must pass swim test or be accompanied by an adult. The recreation department reserves the right to open the water slide during non -scheduled times.  Exercise Room — Ages 15 & older. Shirts and tennis shoes required.  Sauna — Ages 18 & older. Children not allowed even if accompanied by an adult.  Locker Rooms — Coin operated lockers (25¢) available. No one over age 5 allowed in opposite gender locker rooms.  Family Locker Rooms MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS Membership entitles member to use the swimming pool, water slide, diving boards, exercise room & sauna during open hours. Proof of same address required for dual, senior, senior dual, household & household+ memberships.  Individual Membership — Available to one person.  Dual Membership — Available to two people who both reside at the same address. (One person must be an adult.)  Senior Membership — Available to Brooklyn Center senior residents age 62 & older.  Senior Dual Membership — Available to two Brooklyn Center senior residents age 62 & older both residing at same address.  Household Membership — Available to two adults & up to three dependents age 17 & younger or full-time students age 22 & younger who are attending post -secondary school. Proof of post-secondary status required.  Household+ Membership — Additional dependents may be added for $8.00 per month, per person.  Punch card — Good for pool, exercise room & sauna. Water slide is an extra $1/time. Cards good for 1 year from purchase date. MEMBERSHIP PRICES 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 1 Year Individual $31.00 $84.00 $149.00 $242.00 Dual $39.00 $105.00 $187.00 $304.00 Senior $25.00 $68.00 $120.00 $225.00 Senior Dual $33.00 $89.00 $158.00 $297.00 Household $45.00 $122.00 $216.00 $351.00 Household+ $8.00/ dependent $24.00/ dependent $48.00/ dependent $96.00/ dependent PUNCH CARD PRICES 10 Punches 50 Punches 100 Punches 25 Punches $35.70 $161.00 $305.00 $85.00 Ages 0-14 & 62 & older $45.20 $107.50 $203.50 $385.00 Ages 15-61 DAILY ADMISSION PRICES With Slide Without Slide Ages 0-14 & 62 & older $4.75 $3.75 Ages 15-61 $5.75 $4.75 Community Center Closed September 1-7 - Annual Maintenance — Thursday, November 27 - Thanksgiving Thursday, December 25 - Christmas Day — Thursday, January 1 - New Year’s Day POOL, WATER SLIDE, EXERCISE ROOM & SAUNA HOURS (Hours subject to change.) COMMUNITY CENTER SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT 8:45 am- 1:00 pm 8:45 am- 1:00 pm 8:45 am- 1:00 pm 8:45 am- 1:00 pm 8:45 am- 1:00 pm 8-8:50 am POOL ADULTS ONLY 1-5:00 pm 1-8:00 pm 1-5:00 pm 1-8:00 pm 1-5:00 pm 1-8:00 pm 1-8:00 pm POOL ALL AGES 1-5:00 pm 9:00 am- 8:00 pm 9:00 am- 5:00 pm 9:00 am- 8:00 pm 9:00 am- 5:00 pm 9:00 am- 8:00 pm 1-8:00 pm WADING POOL 8-9:00 pm 8-9:00 pm 8-9:00 pm 12-1:00 pm LAP SWIM 1-5:00 pm 5-8:00 pm 1-8:00 pm WATER SLIDE 1-5:00 pm 8:45 am- 9:00 pm 8:45 am- 9:00 pm 8:45 am- 9:00 pm 8:45 am- 9:00 pm 8:45 am- 9:00 pm 8:00 am- 9:00 pm EXERCISE ROOM & SAUNA 36 •Use of the party room for 1½ hours! •Pool admission for up to 10 children! •Water slide admission for up to 10 children!  Book A Party - Call 763-569-3400 - Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. $47.50 non- refundable payment required when booking party. Minimum 7 days notice required. Adult making reservation is responsible for supervising party.  Room limit - 25 including supervising parents.  Permitted - Commercially prepared or store bought cake, ice cream, pre -packaged beverages (no red, orange or grape dye) or order pizza from restaurants. No homemade food items are permitted. Swimsuits required in pool! Minimum height for water slide is 52". Children less than 52" must pass swim test or be accompanied by an adult. BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGE $47.50 Ages 14 & Under 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 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID TWIN CITIES MN PERMIT NO. 2170