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2014 Edition 189 Winter www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | CITY OFCITY OFCITY OF BROOKLYN CENTER A GREAT PLACE TO START, A GREAT PLACE TO STAY www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org Winter 2014-2015 Edition 189 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 City Survey, Brooklyn Center University Heating Information, Election Results Winter Driving & Safety Snow Removal Information Water Treatment Plant Random Acts of Kindness Senior Services, Celebrate Ethnicity Going Environmental City Contacts Recreation Brochure A s I drive around Brooklyn Center, I am excited to see all the activity. From commercial construction to neighborhood projects, many improvements continue to be made in the city. The former Brookdale Mall food court was demolished to make way for new retail buildings that are under construction in the Shingle Creek Crossing development area. A new Volkswagen dealership is under construction and several new businesses celebrated their grand opening in Brooklyn Center. While we are a developed city with a significant amount of home renovations, this year we also have several new houses being built on vacant lots as part of our ReMove and ReBuild program, and by private investors. Housing in Brooklyn Center is in demand as reflected by sales of our renovated NSP homes. Sale prices also increased at a higher rate than the average rate in the metro region this year. The street reconstruction projects seemed to drive a significant amount of home improvements in the neighborhoods. In addition to the successful community revitalization projects, 2014 has also been a year of focused actions to address other City goals. We continue to see success with our public safety initiatives. As of November, violent and serious crimes are 31% lower compared to last year. A delegation from Netherlands visited Brooklyn Center to learn about our best practices from our nationally, and now globally, recognized Joint Community Police Partnership (JCCP) programs. They are looking for ways to better engage their diverse population. The Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth is moving forward with setting up a framework to better connect our youth to responsible mentors and effective programs. BrooklynsConnect.org, a user -friendly tool to find constructive youth programs, is now available. In addition, $250,000 was raised to develop youth employment opportunities. It is great to see the number of people enjoying our local shopping, dining, and great parks and trails system. If you haven’t already done so, please visit the new map and webpage on the City website to find places to dine, shop and be entertained in and around our community. I would like to thank the City Council, staff, residents, businesses and other community partners who make Brooklyn Center a great place to start, and a great place to stay. Have a safe and prosperous New Year! Curt Boganey, City Manager A Year in Review A Message from the City Manager 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 12 2 | Brooklyn Center Fall 2014 City Watch These City briefs provide short updates about current City activities up to November 15 (print date). For more information about events or activities, visit the City website or call City Hall. The brief shortage of concrete this fall, early snow fall, and cold temperatures have extended the anticipated completion dates for some stores under construction. Some reported time frames are provided. Shingle Creek Crossing Construction continues in the Shingle Creek Crossing Development. Demolition of the former food court is complete and construction of buildings is well underway. TJ Maxx, Michaels, Rue 21, and Sally’s have signed leases with store openings anticipated in early 2015. Other businesses are in negotiation. Building D is under construction, with Aspen Dental planned as the main tenant, tentatively opening in March 2015. Building B is under construction, with Jimmy John’s sandwich shop as one of the planned tenant spaces, tentatively opening in May 2015. More Construction News The new Luther Volkswagen dealership, located on the northwest corner of 694 and Brooklyn Blvd. is under construction, scheduled to open in spring 2015. Health Partners, 5901 John Martin Dr., is remodeling their dental clinic reception area. Interscapes Architectural Woodwork, is relocating to Brooklyn Center at 6660 Shingle Creek Pkwy. The interior tenant space will be completely renovated to accommodate their custom made cabinetry facility, with plans to open in early 2015. Real Estate Recycling Group, started demolition of the former Howe Fertilizer buildings, 4821 Xerxes Ave. N, in November after several years of working with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture on a plan for cleaning up the site contamination. Real Estate Recycling plans to build an office/industrial facility on this property. More Business News North Memorial Medical Clinic relocated to 5615 Xerxes Ave. They celebrated their grand opening on September 13, 2014. The new clinic features state of the art medical equipment with comfortable spaces. The Crest Apartments, purchased by Aeon in July 2012, celebrated the completion of their $2.5 million remodel with an Open House on October 14, 2014. Renovation of the 122-unit, 13-floor high-rise apartment included refurbished elevators, improved mechanical systems and energy efficient boilers, major redesign of the front entryway, updated common areas, new lighting, fresh paint, new carpeting and new landscaping. Before Aeon took over management of the Crest, the building was in foreclosure with a high vacancy rate and property concerns. The apartment is fully occupied today. “When you treat people with dignity and respect, they’ll typically treat your property and neighbors the same way,” says Alycia Klatt, the Crest’s site manager. “When you foster community, people treat each other differently because they really feel like they know their neighbors and are part of something.” Demolition begins at former Howe Fertilizer site. Many joined Mayor Willson; Dr. Kevin Croston, Chief Medical Officer & President of Population Health & Ambulatory Services; and Larry Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of North Memorial Medical Center at the their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting event. The Crest Apartments new entrance. www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 3 Need a special place for your special day? The best wedding venue is right here in Brooklyn Center. The Earle Brown Heritage Center was recently awarded The Knot’s Best of Weddings Award for 2015, one of the most prestigious awards for wedding venues. Only the top 2% of wedding venues from around the country are annually given this honor. The Knot is one of the largest wedding planning websites. They annually rank the nation’s top venues, wedding fashion, and other wedding trends. The Earle Brown Heritage Center has been a part of Brooklyn Center’s history before the city was founded. The farm was most well-known for its Belgian horses. To house the horses, the red and white stables were built and still stand, providing a variety of wedding and meeting spaces. In 1983 the City acquired the 14-acre facility, and shortly after began a 2-year restoration and renovation to maintain the historical value while providing modern amenities. Now the facility is considered to be one of the top event centers in the state and a remarkable monument to civic pride in the city. For more information about The Knot, visit www.theknot.com. To learn more about the Earle Brown Heritage Center, visit www.earlebrown.com or call (763) 569-6300. MHA Annual Awards Recognize Local Apartments Lake Pointe Apartment Receives Multiple Awards The Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MHA) recently held their annual Multi-Housing Achievement Design, Advertising & Community Support (MADACS) Awards gala on September 12, 2014 where Lake Pointe Apartments in Brooklyn Center received four awards. According to MHA, the MADACS Awards are meant to recognize owners and associates who have made significant contributions to multi housing marketing and management through exemplary achievements. Nominated facilities are judged by peers in the industry and scored by judges. Lake Pointe Apartments received awards for Best Model, Community Signage, Color Guide Ad: Interior Ad (Apartment Living Guide), and Lauren Torres received Assistant Manager for 226-350 units. With more than 2,000 members being part of MHA, winning even one MADACS Award is a big accomplishment. Quality rental housing is one of the City’s top priorities. When rental owners and representatives take the time and resources to improve and maintain their properties, they are making quality housing one of their top priorities too. Congratulations to Lake Pointe Apartment management and staff, and all of the rental properties who received MADACS Awards this year! For more information about the MADACS awards, visit the MHA website at www.mmha.com. City Facility Named Top Wedding Venue Earle Brown Heritage Center Among the Best in Nation Lake Pointe owner Jim Soderberg receives multiple MADACS Awards. Couples enjoy the beautiful scenery at Earle Brown Heritage Center for wedding pictures. 4 | Brooklyn Center Fall 2014 City Watch The City of Brooklyn Center is conducting a survey to learn your opinion about the services provided in 2014. We are continually looking for ways to better serve you and your feedback helps us do so. The City conducts a survey each year to find out how residents, businesses and visitors view the quality of City services. This information is also used as part of the reporting process for the State of Minnesota Performance Measurement System. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes and is available through December 31, 2014. We appreciate your time and feedback! You can learn more about the City Survey and take the survey by visiting the City’s website, Search City Survey. The survey is also available at the computer kiosk located in the lobby of City Hall, or by scanning the QR code with a mobile device. Take The City Survey We Want Your Feedback Register for Brooklyn Center University (BCU) Get the Inside Scoop About City Operations Have you wanted to find out the inner workings of City operations or tour the police building or cable television studio? If yes, join the Brooklyn Center University (BCU). The BCU is an eight-week academy designed to give residents or business owners a behind-the-scenes look at local government, and it’s fun! Classes will be held Wednesday evenings, starting March 4, 2015 and goes through April 22, 2015. Class time is 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The first session will be held in the Brooklyn Center City Hall Council Chambers. The class is limited to twenty participants. Registration is required so you are encouraged to submit your application early. The registration deadline is February 14, 2015. There is a tuition fee of $25, which is used to offset the cost of refreshments at each session and materials. The fee also ensures you will value your commitment to the program. To register or for more information, visit the City website, Search BCU, or call City Hall at (763) 569-3300. Preventing Auto Related Thefts Tips for Safeguarding Your Valuables In the cooler months and with holiday shopping, you should remember a few tips so you do not become a victim of auto theft or theft from autos. Lock your doors and windows. Do NOT leave valuables in sight in your car. Lock them in your trunk before you reach your destination. Even small items such as loose change or sunglasses can be attractive to a thief. Do NOT leave your vehicle running unattended to warm up. It takes only seconds for a thief to break a window and drive away with your car. Under Brooklyn Center City Ordinance 27-122 it is a misdemeanor to leave a vehicle unattended without stopping the engine and removing the keys. You can be ticketed for this! Safeguard Your Home—When Traveling When you travel, certain steps will help protect your home and valuables. One step is to notify your Neighborhood Watch Captain of the dates that you leave and return from your trip. If you do not participate in the Neighborhood Watch Program, now would be a good time to start. Contact Crime Prevention Specialist Becky Boie at (763) 503-3272 or bboie@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us. Other steps include:  Keep shades and blinds in their normal position.  Stop the mail and paper delivery, or make arrangements with a friend or neighbor to pick up daily.  Make sure all door and window locks are working properly.  Set lights on timers so they turn on and off at the appropriate times.  Prevent frozen water lines. See page 6. While traveling, try to use traveler’s checks to avoid carrying large amounts of cash or too many credit cards. Keep these with you at all times, rather than in your luggage. Now, enjoy your trip! www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 5 Stay Warm, Stay Safe—Tips to Heat Your Home the Smart Way Staying warm during the winter months can be difficult for a wide- variety of reasons. No matter how cold it might be outside, there are a few important things to remember about staying warm inside. If you own or rent, you could be eligible for energy assistance through Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin County. Services and assistance offered through C.A.P.S.H. can be found at www.casph.org or (952) 930-3541. In Minnesota, owners and renters are protected from having their gas or electrical service shut-off from October 15 to April 15 due to inability to pay. There are certain requirements that a utility customer must meet, and they must contact their utility company to avoid having their service disconnected. Questions about the Cold Weather Rule should be directed towards your utility provider. The use of space heaters in the winter is very common, and while they help to keep you warm, they can also pose a significant safety risk. Here are a few things to keep in mind this winter when using space heaters.  Keep combustible materials such as newspaper, furniture, or clothes, at least three feet away from portable heaters.  Never place portable heaters at the bottom of a stairway. This will block the escape route in the event of a fire.  Do not use heaters if the cord is cracked or has other damage to it, and never overload electrical sockets!  Never use gas or electric ranges and ovens to heat your home.  And finally, follow the manufacturer instructions and safety guidelines. Fireplaces and wood burning stoves are another common way residents keep their homes warm during the winter. This can be a cost-efficient way of heating a house, but safe practices must be used. These reminders can help keep you warm and safe this winter.  Have your fireplaces, wood stoves, chimneys and flues inspected by a professional each year prior to the start of the heating season.  Use a sturdy screen or door in front of fireplaces when burning fires.  Only burn wood, never burn paper or pine boughs.  Don’t hang holiday decorations on your fireplace if you have fires.  Finally, you should have one or more accessible fire extinguishers in your home. Brooklyn Center Voters Re -Elect Mayor Willson and Council Member Ryan April Graves Elected as New Council Member During the past General Election on November 4, 2014, 48% of Brooklyn Center voters cast ballots. Tim Willson was re-elected Mayor; Dan Ryan was re-elected Council Member; and April Graves was elected Council Member. The five-member City Council also includes Council Members Lin Myszkowski and Kris Lawrence-Anderson. City Council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall. For more information about the Brooklyn Center City Council, visit the City’s website, Search City Council. Mayoral Candidates Tim Willson 3,475 votes Mike Elliott 3,330 votes Council Member Candidates Dan Ryan 3,937 votes April Graves 2,808 votes Randy Christensen 2,501 votes Ned Storla 883 votes 6 | Brooklyn Center Fall 2014 City Watch Winter Driving—Tips to Keep You Safe The snow is here and it doesn't look like it will be leaving anytime soon. Driving during the winter can become difficult and sometimes dangerous with snow and ice on the roads, but the police department has some tips to make your winter driving more safe. First, remember to allow more time when driving in snowy and icy conditions. Travel times can vary greatly during the winter months, but a quick check of the local weather and traffic reports can help you determine how much extra time you should allow. In addition to extra travel time, you should take extra minutes to clear off your vehicle. Keep a snow and ice scraper in your vehicle so you can remove snow and ice from windows, lights, hood and roof before driving. Once you are driving, it is important to be extra attentive to the road and the other vehicles around you. Look further ahead in traffic, and stay back at least 10 car lengths in case the vehicle in front of you suddenly brakes. Also, remember that four- wheel drive and all-wheel drive can help you accelerate in the snow and ice, but they don’t help you stop faster. When you need to brake, don’t expect to stop quickly. Give yourself extra space to come to a stop. If your vehicle has anti-lock brakes, instead of pumping your brakes, “stomp and steer.” The final piece of advice from the police department is to use lights when driving in the winter, keep your head lights on so you are more visible to other drivers, and make sure to use blinkers when you turn. Driving during the winter can be a hassle, but staying safe should be everyone’s first priority. Being patient and following these safety tips will lead to safer winter driving. Frozen Water Service Lines—How to Prevent Frozen Pipes this Winter As the cold weather sets in, some homeowners become worried about frozen water service. Frozen water service isn't a common occurrence, but as a few residents found out last winter, long periods of extreme cold can freeze your pipes. Within the city, water service pipes are installed at depths that are not usually affected by ground frost. However, severely cold and long winters can cause frost to go deeper than normal causing water service pipes to freeze. This usually occurs in February or early March. In early spring, while it may seem warmer, frost is still deep in the ground and remains until regular overnight temperatures above freezing are reached. During an extended cold winter, the frost depth can exceed seven feet and put service lines at risk. There are things you can do to help prevent frozen pipes and water service. First, check for pipes that are located in areas of your house that are unheated, or colder than the rest of your house. Pipes in these areas should be insulated using pipe-sleeves or UL-listed heat tape. You should also seal drafty parts of your home. This can include replacing broken windows and door seals, and using insulating film on older windows. Homeowners travelling without proper precautions is a common reason pipes freeze each winter. Residents often forget to keep the heat on. Keeping your thermostat set at 60 -degrees while traveling will help keep your pipes warm enough so they do not freeze. If you have previously experienced frozen water service, you should call the City to discuss the best option for your situation. In some cases, running the cold water line continuously, approximately half the diameter of a pencil, from one faucet can reduce the chance of water service pipes freezing. More details can be found on the City website, Search frozen service or by calling the Utility Billing Division at (763) 569-3390. www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 7 Plowing The Way—Keeping the Streets Clear and Safe The City of Brooklyn Center strives to keep streets snow and ice free during the winter months. Timely snow removal isn't always easy, but when bad weather arrives, City employees are hard at work often before many of us wake up. The snow plows begin their work once there is two-and-a- half-inches of snow, or if other conditions warrant plowing. Sidewalks are plowed once there is one-inch of snow. Once plowing has started the arterial, or main streets are cleared first, usually requiring multiple passes by the plows. A first pass is needed to clear the center of a street, followed by many more passes to help widen the street from curb to curb. Due to the length of plowing routes, it can take an hour or more before additional passes are able to be made. Once the main streets have been cleared, the plows then work to clear the residential streets. While the plows clear residential streets they often leave a trail of snow ridges in residents driveways. The drivers want to apologize for the extra snow in your driveway, and recommend waiting until after they have cleared your street to shovel, so you don’t have to do it twice. Occasionally during the plowing process a mailbox is damaged or removed by the plowing equipment. If this happens to you the City will replace your mailbox, however the City does not assume reasonability for damage caused by snow pressure or improper installation. The City will also repair any lawn damage caused by plows during the winter. Finally, it is important to remind children to never build snow forts in or on the snow piles created by the plows. Snow forts can be a fun part of winter, but they can also be very dangerous if children are playing close by operating plows. Plow drivers often have a limited view from inside their truck, making it hard to see children playing on the boulevard or other snow covered areas. Thank you for your help in keeping the streets snow free this winter. You can report unsafe icy road conditions to the Public Works Maintenance Facility at (763) 585-7100 Monday-Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. For after-hours emergencies, please call 911. In Minnesota snow is almost as common as lakes, and snow can bury a very vital and often overlooked emergency aide- fire hydrants. For that reason, the fire department is asking for your help in keeping the fire hydrants on your block clear of snow this winter. Clearing snow away from fire hydrants allows crews to more quickly access them in the case of an emergency when every second counts. It is recommended you clear a three-foot section around the fire hydrant to allow for easy visibility and access by fire crews. Visit the City website and view the City Video about hydrants for more information. Search hydrant. If you are 60-years of age or older, and need help with snow removable, you can contact the H.O.M.E. Helpline at (952) 746-4046. Fire Hydrants—Clear a Path For Emergencies 8 | Brooklyn Center Fall 2014 City Watch New Water Treatment Plant— Affect on Water Quality and Utility Rates The future water treatment plant is under construction. This new facility will reduce the elevated levels of manganese in the water supply, while also providing a long-term solution for water filtration needs. The Minnesota Department of Health issued a health advisory regarding potential health risks associated with high levels of manganese. For more information about manganese, please visit the City website or call City Hall. Prior to approval, a study compared alternatives to reducing manganese levels such as a new treatment plant, purchasing water from other cities, and doing nothing. The results indicated that a new treatment plant would be the best long- term option, balancing water quality and costs. The new facility is expected to be operational by the end of 2015, with an estimated cost of $19.98 million. The initial cost is paid for using a low-interest loan from the Minnesota Public Facility Authority loan program and will be paid back during the next 20-years through user fees. In order to pay for the facility, utility rates will increase over the next three years. The amount by which a property’s water bill will increase depends on the size of the meter connection and the amount of water consumed. The average household uses 18,000 gallons of water per quarter. At this rate of consumption, a residential utility bill would increase by $7.20 per quarter. Even after the rate increases, Brooklyn Center utility rates will still be comparable to many similar cities in the metro area. A chart comparing Brooklyn Center’s current and projected rates to other cities is provided in the chart below. $- $10.00 $20.00 $30.00 $40.00 $50.00 $60.00 $70.00 $80.00 $90.00 $100.00 White Bear Lake Brooklyn Center (2014) Brooklyn Center (2015) Fridley Brooklyn Center (2016) Shoreview Brooklyn Center (2017) Richfield Maplewood Crystal Golden Valley Roseville New Hope $23.68 $32.68 $39.87 $40.07 $47.82 $48.74 $56.45 $61.52 $66.36 $82.15 $82.26 $94.05 $98.67 Cost of 18,000 Gallons of Water per Quarter (2014 Rates in Other Cities) Being mindful of your water consumption can be helpful in keeping your utility bills lower. Here are a few things you can do to use less water according to the EPA:  Fix or replace leaky faucets, toilets or appliances.  Check the local weather before watering your lawn. If rain is on the way, let Mother Nature do the work.  Use a bucket and sponge to wash vehicles rather than a hose.  Take showers rather than a bath.  Turn-off the faucet while you brush your teeth. If you have questions or concerns regarding the water treatment plant or rates, please contact the Utility Billing Division at (763) 569-3390 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Ways to Reduce Water Usage This chart shows the current and projected water rates for Brooklyn Center for 2014-2017 compared to other cities’ 2014 rates. The comparison does not take into account future rate changes for other cities. www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 9 Random Acts Of Kindness City Recognizes Residents Who Give Back to the Community On October 27, 2014, the Brooklyn Center City Council recognized 17 individuals who were nominated for a Random Acts of Kindness award during 2014. This year individuals were nominated for things including: snow blow driveways for neighbors; provide transportation and assistance to a neighbor; donate fresh produce to the local Garden Gleaning Project; provide a free meal and fellowship program; volunteer with the Agape Food Distribution; help shape the promising future for students by providing leadership; donate to the local food shelves and programs; provide free paper shredding truck for the BC EarthFest; volunteer by teaching a class; provide books to children to encourage reading; serve hot meals each month and bring basic clothing and hygiene products for struggling families; volunteer; co-organize BC EarthFest; coordinate community gardens; visit an elderly resident. The City Council extended its appreciation to all who participated in this year's Random Acts of Kindness recognition, to those making nominations, and especially to those who have contributed to the quality of life in Brooklyn Center. Nominations for 2015 Random Acts of Kindness are due Thursday, September 24, 2015 by 4:30 pm. The nomination form is available on the City’s website, Search Random Acts of Kindness. The 2014 Random Acts of Kindness nominees are:  Bill Miller  Walter Horstman  Jane Oliver  Bee Yang Family  Pat Swanson, Brooklyn United Methodist Church  Todd Tischer, Osseo ISD No. 279  Kate Maguire, Osseo ISD No. 279  Dana Anderson, Cub Foods  Vino Ambrose, The UPS Store  Maria Isabel Ambriz-Espinoza  Perpetua Jones  Diane Sannes  Phil and Carole Nelson  Steve DeWenter, Restaurant Depot  DeAnna Rodriguez, Restaurant Depot  Kate Hauer, Mobile Loaves and Fishes  Craig Housworth, New Life Church of Woodbury We Thank you for your kindness! Pat Swanson with other members of Brooklyn United Methodist Church Vino Ambrose, UPS Store, receives award from Mayor Willson 10 | Brooklyn Center Fall 2014 City Watch Do you or a loved one need a little help around the house? Senior Community Services’ Household and Outside Maintenance for Elderly (HOME) program may be able to provide you with relief. The HOME program provides affordable housekeeping and handyman services for seniors 60 years and older. Their network of skilled workers is pre-screened to ensure that you feel safe and confident about the services you receive. HOME can help with:  Housekeeping  Laundry  Minor maintenance repairs  Show shoveling  Lawn mowing  Seasonal yard work  Safety device installation  Interior and exterior painting  Window washing Older adults contribute to the cost of these services based on their monthly income and ability to pay – making HOME the only program serving all of suburban Hennepin County that provides these services on a sliding fee scale. HOME also accepts some insurance payments, as well as the Elderly Waiver and the Alternative Care Grant. If you are a senior, a caregiver, or know someone who could use some assistance with household chores or maintenance repairs, call the HOME program at (952) 746-4046. Senior Community Services is a nonprofit organization with five programs serving seniors in Brooklyn Center. Their goal is to enhance the quality of life of older adults and support their caregivers so seniors can remain in their homes and communities as they age. For more information about programs, visit www.seniorcommunity.org or call (952) 541-1019. Other important contacts are:  Medicare Counseling (952) 767-7887  Senior Partners Care (952) 767-0665  Senior Outreach & Caregiver Services (952) 767-7888  CareNextion (612) 770-7005 or www.carenextion.org Senior Services—Organizations Serving Senior Residents February is African American History Month. In 1976 President Gerald R. Ford urged Americans to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of African Americans throughout history. Since then every American President has issued African American History Month proclamations and encourages Americans to continue to gain awareness and appreciation for African American history. Nearly 26% of Brooklyn Center’s population was reported as Black or African American in the 2010 Census. African History Month—Celebrate African American History www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 11 On October 13, 2014, the City Council recognized three properties that participated in the 2014 Landscape and Garden Spotlight program, commending them for their dedication to beautifying not only their yard, but also their neighborhoods. Thank you for making Brooklyn Center look great! You can learn more about this program by visiting the City’s website, Search Landscape. 4207 Lakeside Avenue The dedication of a resident of the Beach Condos is apparent by the well-cared for, beautiful variety of flowers, hostas and other plants as you enter the main parking area. Simply lovely. 7200 Newton Avenue This property boasts not only a pretty and functional rain garden but also a colorful variety of flowers and plants that border the sidewalk between this property and the next door neighbor’s. What great neighborhood pride! 6726 5th Street Curb appeal and wonderful gardening enthusiasm! This property is truly a gem tucked away and won’t disappoint any passerby. 2014 Landscape and Garden Spotlight—Residents Who Have an Eye for Beauty A Low Salt Diet—Shingle Creek is Cutting Back on Salt Most of us who live and work in Brooklyn Center are familiar with Shingle Creek. It is an eleven mile long creek that winds through our city and many others throughout the area. It collects drainage from 43 square-miles in nine cities throughout Hennepin County. Shingle Creek has been designated as an Impaired Water by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Environmental Protection Agency because of high levels of chloride contamination. Most of contamination comes from road salt. Road salt is used throughout the winter months to control ice buildup on roads. About 85-percent of the chloride in Shingle Creek is estimated to come from the salt used to keep roads clear. The remaining amount of chloride comes from the salt used to keep parking lots, walkways, driveways, and private roads clear. All this adds up to lot of salt being used, which ends up in our lakes, streams and wetlands. Municipalities are required to reduce the amount of salt used for snow and ice removal activities. Many organizations are also researching and investing in new technology and materials that allow less salt to be used without compromising public safety. You can help reduce chloride contamination by:  Shovel or plow first – Less snow build up means less ice.  Only use salt when necessary and where needed such as on slopes or high traffic areas.  Use alternative products such as calcium magnesium acetate (CMA).  Read labels – Know what you are applying and the effects of exposure. Some chemicals damage metal and concrete, kill lawns, and harm pets. 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 (through 01/01/2015) Voicemail: (763) 569-3446 councilmemberkleven@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us Councilmember April Graves (starting 01/01/15) Voicemail: (763) 569-3448 councilmembergraves@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 Questions about the newsletter? Contact the 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 Ownership Services 569-3310 Business & Development 569-3335 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 This winter City crews will be trimming boulevard trees throughout parts of the city. The trimming will remove tree branches that are obstructing city streets, sidewalks, street signs or street lights. City crews will also prune dead or dangerous tree limbs. The primary objective of boulevard tree trimming is to remove branches and limbs on the street-side to allow movement of the tallest pieces of street maintenance equipment. Property owners are responsible for aesthetic trimming of trees, which can be done at any time. City Ordinance sections 20 and 25 explain the City’s tree trimming policies and available for viewing on the City’s website, Search Trees. If you have questions about the City’s boulevard tree maintenance program or procedures, please contact Public Works Department at (763) 585-7100 Monday through Friday, 7 am to 3:30 pm. Boulevard Tree Trimming This Winter Please join us to learn about the City’s Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 6 pm in the City Council Chambers. In accordance with the General Permit for the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System/State Disposal System Permit Program, City staff will present an overview of the program and report on the status of implementing storm water best management practices. Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and provide public comment. The Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program documents are available for public review in the Engineering Division office at City Hall between 8 am and 4:30 pm. Storm Water Prevention Program Community Activities, Recreation & Services Department 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center MN 55430 763-569-3400 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org Brooklyn Center Community Center is a SilverSneakers® & Silver&Fit® Fitness Location. 14 WALK-IN Register at the Community Center. PHONE-IN Please have your Visa or MasterCard number ready. Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. MAIL Use form on bottom of page. For your protection, we do not accept credit card payments through the mail or by fax. Mail form & check to: Brooklyn Center Recreation Department 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. Make check payable to City of Brooklyn Center. Visa and MasterCard accepted. REGISTRATION INFORMATION ONLINE  www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org  On Homepage select Parks & Recreation button. Under News & Events on right hand side, select Register Online. If You’ve Taken a Class With Us  You already have a login ID and family account PIN number. If you need assistance, call 763-569-3400. Set Up An Account  In person at the Community Center  Call 763-569-3400  Fill out and submit the online registration account form at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org; select parks & recreation » recreation » register online. Mail-In Registration Form (Use separate form for each person.) Name Male ____ Female ____ Birth Date Grade Address City Zip Code Phone H) (____) W) (____) C) (____) Master Contact E-Mail Activity # Activity Name Activity # Activity Name Parent/Guardian Name Amount Paid Special Needs (including food allergies): For children swim lessons, indicate swim level _____. NO NON-RESIDENT FEES Unlike many of our neighboring communities, Brooklyn Center Recreation Department does not charge non-resident fees for any of our programs, classes or community center memberships. COMMUNITY CENTER 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway 763-569-3400 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org OFFICE HOURS Monday-Saturday - 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday - 12:30 - 5:00 p.m. HOW TO CONTACT US Recreation Director Jim Glasoe 763-569-3407 Program Supervisors Joe Ericksen 763-569-3382 Sue LaCrosse 763-569-3406 Kelly Mertes 763-569-3405 Aquatic Supervisors Kirsten Jankovich 763-569-3317 Natalie Ramirez 763-569-3317 LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION SERVICES If you or someone you know are in need of translation services in order to register for recreation classes or community center memberships, language translation services are available (in person only) at the Community Center. With the help of Language Line, we can provide interpreting service in over 100 languages. Language Line is a service that connects human interpreters via telephone to individuals who wish to speak to each other but do not share a common language. This service is provided free of charge. Registration Begins December 15 Instructors not permitted to accept registration. 15 LIABILITY  Request for refunds must be made at least 24 hours before first class.  If you need to cancel after the first class, make your request 24 hours before the second class.  No refunds will be issued after the second class.  No refunds on Boomers & Beyond programs and Community Tripsters after the registration deadline.  Requests for refunds for Holiday, Lifeguard Training and one day classes must be made at least 8 days before the class start date.  Refunds will be prorated and cancellation fee will be deducted.  A $5 cancellation fee will be charged per class, activity or membership up to $200.00.  For classes, activities and memberships over $200.00, 3% of the fee will be deducted from the refund.  No refunds given on classes or activities of $5 or less.  Refunds for classes paid with a credit card using online registration will be refunded by check; please allow 2-3 weeks.  Refunds for classes, activities and memberships paid with a credit card at the Community Center either in person or by phone are credited to same credit card.  Refunds for classes, activities and memberships paid by cash or check are refunded by check; please allow 2-3 weeks.  If classes or activities are canceled by the recreation department, a full refund will be issued. POLICIES & REFUND INFORMATION  Auxiliary Aids - Auxiliary aids for persons with disabilities are available upon request at least 96 hours in advance. Persons with hearing or speech impairment are served by the MN Relay Service, 711 (TTY/Voice).  Art/Cooking/Holiday Classes - Children in art and cooking classes should dress in old clothes and/or bring a paint shirt or apron.  Discipline - Children who do not follow the rules set by the instructor will be given one warning. If they choose not to follow the rules a second time, they will not be allowed to return. No money will be refunded.  Financial Assistance - For Brooklyn Center resident children who could not otherwise take a class due to financial reasons. Request and registration must be made in person at the Community Center.  Inclement Weather - If classes or recreation activities are canceled due to inclement weather, we will attempt to make them up. For a recorded message about activity cancellations, call 763-569-3442.  Fees - We cannot prorate activity fees.  Late Pickup Fee - If a child is not picked up immediately after class, $5 fee is charged for every 10 minutes after class ending time.  Missed Lessons - We know sometimes conflicts may occur in your schedule. Missed lessons will not be made up.  Participant Substitutions - Substitutions are not allowed. You cannot sign up one child and replace him/her with a sibling or friend.  Photograph Notice - Staff takes pictures of program participants to use for publicity purposes. Photos may appear in the brochure, on the website or other marketing publications.  Spectators - Class attendance is limited to participants. Spectators, including parents, siblings and friends, are not allowed except with permission. The Community Activities, Recreation and Services Department does not provide accident insurance for participants in any of its programs. Participants assume all inherent risk of injury from their involvement in programs or activities. NOTE REFUND INFORMATION Registration Information ...... .. 14 Policies & Refund Information.. 15 Aquatics/Swim Lessons ....... … 16-19 Children ................................ .. 20 Teen...................................... 21 Adaptive Recreation ............. .. 21 Amphitheater Buy A Brick .. 22 Adult Sports ......................... 22 Adult Fitness ........................ .. 23-26 Pottery .................................. 26 Boomers & Beyond .............. .. 27-29 Community Tripsters ........... .. 30 Special Interest ..................... 31 Centerbrook Golf Course ..... 32-33 Parks ..................................... 34 Community Center Hours/Rates.. 35 Centerbrook Open House ..... Back Page In This Issue 16 AQUATICS American Red Cross swim classes for all ages. Classes held at Brooklyn Center Community Center. If you have questions about aquatics activities, lessons or what level to place your child, call Natalie at 763-569-3317. Winter Session Spring Session Tuesday Jan. 13-Mar. 17 Tuesday Mar. 24-May 26 Wednesday Jan. 14-Mar. 18 Wednesday Mar. 25-May 27 Thursday Jan. 15-Mar. 19 Thursday Mar. 26-May 28 Saturday Jan. 10-Mar. 14 Saturday Mar. 21-May 30 (No class May 23) SWIM LESSONS - CHILDREN Ages 5 and older. Children may be tested the first day to assure correct swim level. Average ratio 5 students/instructor. Parents do not accompany child in water. Registration Fee $58.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Swim Level Activity # Tues. Jan. 13 5:10 p.m. 1-5 16634 Tues. Jan. 13 5:45 p.m. 1-5 16635 Tues. Jan. 13 6:20 p.m. 1-6 16636 Tues. Jan. 13 6:55 p.m. 1-6 16637 Tues. Jan. 13 7:30 p.m. 1-5 16638 Thurs. Jan. 15 5:10 p.m. 1-5 16639 Thurs. Jan. 15 5:45 p.m. 1-5 16640 Thurs. Jan. 15 6:20 p.m. 1-5 16641 Thurs. Jan. 15 6:55 p.m. 1-6 16642 Thurs. Jan. 15 7:30 p.m. 1-6 16643 Sat. Jan. 10 9:00 a.m. 1-6 16644 Sat. Jan. 10 9:35 a.m. 1-5 16645 Sat. Jan. 10 10:10 a.m. 1-5 16646 Sat. Jan. 10 10:45 a.m. 1-6 16647 Sat. Jan. 10 11:20 a.m. 1-6 16648 Tues. Mar. 24 5:10 p.m. 1-5 16649 Tues. Mar. 24 5:45 p.m. 1-5 16650 Tues. Mar. 24 6:20 p.m. 1-6 16651 Tues. Mar. 24 6:55 p.m. 1-6 16652 Tues. Mar. 24 7:30 p.m. 1-5 16653 Thurs. Mar. 26 5:10 p.m. 1-5 16654 Thurs. Mar. 26 5:45 p.m. 1-5 16655 Thurs. Mar. 26 6:20 p.m. 1-5 16656 Thurs. Mar. 26 6:55 p.m. 1-6 16657 Thurs. Mar. 26 7:30 p.m. 1-6 16658 Sat. Mar. 21 9:00 a.m. 1-6 16659 Sat. Mar. 21 9:35 a.m. 1-5 16660 Sat. Mar. 21 10:10 a.m. 1-5 16661 Sat. Mar. 21 10:45 a.m. 1-6 16662 Sat. Mar. 21 11:20 a.m. 1-6 16663 1 Registration Fee $71.00/10 Lessons with Extended Swim May swim before or after class between 4:30-8:00 p.m. Wed. Jan. 14 4:30 p.m. 1-4 16664 Wed. Jan. 14 5:10 p.m. 1-4 16665 Wed. Jan. 14 5:45 p.m. 2-6 16666 Wed. Jan. 14 6:20 p.m. 1-4 16667 Wed. Jan. 14 6:55 p.m. 1-4 16668 Wed. Mar. 25 4:30 p.m. 1-4 16669 Wed. Mar. 25 5:10 p.m. 1-4 16670 Wed. Mar. 25 5:45 p.m. 2-6 16671 Wed. Mar. 25 6:20 p.m. 1-4 16672 Wed. Mar. 25 6:55 p.m. 1-4 16673 SWIM LESSONS - CHILDREN - AFTERNOON Ages 5-18. May be tested the first day to assure correct swim level. We will try to accommodate specific times; may be changes on first day due to level enrollment. Registration Fee $71.00/10 Lessons with extended swim. May swim before or after class between 1-5:00 p.m. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Swim Level Activity # Tues. Jan. 13 1:30 p.m. 1-3 16674 Tues. Jan. 13 2:05 p.m. 1-3 16675 Tues. Jan. 13 2:40 p.m. 4-6 16676 Tues. Jan. 13 3:15 p.m. 1-3 16677 Tues. Jan. 13 4:00 p.m. 2-4 16678 Tues. Jan. 13 4:35 p.m. 1-3 16679 Tues. Mar. 24 1:30 p.m. 1-3 16680 Tues. Mar. 24 2:05 p.m. 1-3 16681 Tues. Mar. 24 2:40 p.m. 4-6 16682 Tues. Mar. 24 3:15 p.m. 1-3 16683 Tues. Mar. 24 4:00 p.m. 2-4 16684 Tues. Mar. 24 4:35 p.m. 1-3 16685 SWIM LESSONS - PRESCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN Minimum age 4. Children may swim before or after class between 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the wading pool or with an adult in the shallow end of the pool. (If parent wishes to swim, they pay daily admission fee each day.) Registration Fee $71.00/10 Lessons with extended swim. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Swim Level Activity # Thurs. Jan. 15 10:10 a.m. 1-2 16686 Thurs. Jan. 15 11:20 a.m. 1-2 16687 Thurs. Mar. 26 10:10 a.m. 1-2 16688 Thurs. Mar. 26 11:20 a.m. 1-2 16689 CHILDREN Extended swim students need to check in at the front desk! 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. 17 Aquatics continued SWIM LESSON LEVELS Level 1: Introduces floating, kicking, gliding arm & leg action & breath control. Focus on becoming safe & comfortable in water & work on beginner skills. Level 2: Introduces fundamentals of front crawl & elementary backstroke. Must pass level 1 or able to float on their front & back. Level 3: Builds on skills of level 2. Focus on stroke development as participants learn to survival float, swim front crawl, diving skills, & elementary backstroke. Scissors & dolphin kicks introduced. Learn fundamentals of treading water. Level 4: Breaststroke, butterfly, front crawl, back crawl, backstroke, & safety skills. Learn scissors kick & develop endurance. Must be able to swim 30 meters - front crawl & elementary backstroke. Level 5: Must pass level 4 or swim 50 meters - front crawl, elementary backstroke & demonstrate sidestroke. Refine key strokes flip turns, & dives. Level 6: Must swim 25 meters - breaststroke, sidestroke, back crawl, butterfly; 75 meters-front & elementary backstroke. Focus on completing 500 meters of continuous swimming using all strokes. SWIM LESSONS - LIL’ TOTS - Level 1 Ages 3-5 Child is introduced to basic skills, safety & fun in the water. Limit 4 participants/class. Registration Fee $58.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Jan. 13 5:10 p.m. 16712 Tues. Jan. 13 5:45 p.m. 16713 Tues. Jan. 13 6:20 p.m. 16714 Thurs. Jan. 15 5:45 p.m. 16715 Thurs. Jan. 15 6:20 p.m. 16716 Sat. Jan. 10 9:35 a.m. 16717 Sat. Jan. 10 10:10 a.m. 16718 Sat. Jan. 10 10:45 a.m. 16719 Sat. Jan. 10 11:20 a.m. 16720 Tues. Mar. 24 5:10 p.m. 16721 Tues. Mar. 24 5:45 p.m. 16722 Tues. Mar. 24 6:20 p.m. 16723 Thurs. Mar. 26 5:45 p.m. 16724 Thurs. Mar. 26 6:20 p.m. 16725 Sat. Mar. 21 9:35 a.m. 16726 Sat. Mar. 21 10:10 a.m. 16727 Sat. Mar. 21 10:45 a.m. 16728 Sat. Mar. 21 11:20 a.m. 16729 Registration Fee $ 71.0010 Lessons with Extended Swim May swim before or after class Tues. Jan. 13 1:30 p.m. 16730 Wed. Jan. 14 4:30 p.m. 16731 Thurs. Jan. 15 10:45 a.m. 16732 Tues. Mar. 24 1:30 p.m. 16733 Wed. Mar. 25 4:30 p.m. 16734 Thurs. Mar. 26 10:45 a.m. 16735 AQUA TOTS SWIM LESSONS - BABY & ME Ages 1-2. A fun class that introduces toddlers to the water. Parent must accompany child in water. Child must wear a swim diaper. Registration Fee $58.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Jan. 13 5:45 p.m. 16690 Thurs. Jan. 15 5:45 p.m. 16691 Thurs. Jan. 15 6:55 p.m. 16692 Sat. Jan. 10 9:00 a.m. 16693 Sat. Jan. 10 10:45 a.m. 16694 Tues. Mar. 24 5:45 p.m. 16695 Thurs. Mar. 26 5:45 p.m. 16696 Thurs. Mar. 26 6:55 p.m. 16697 Sat. Mar. 21 9:00 a.m. 16698 Sat. Mar. 21 10:45 a.m. 16699 Registration Fee $71.00/10 Lessons with Extended Swim May Swim before or after class between 9:00 a.m.-Noon Thurs Jan.. 15 9:00 a.m. 16700 Thurs Mar. 26 9:00 a.m. 16701 SWIM LESSONS - PARENT AND TOT Ages 2-3. Water adjustment and beginning swim lessons for children. Parent must accompany child in the water. Child must wear a swim diaper. Registration Fee $58.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Jan. 13 6:20 p.m. 16702 Tues. Jan. 13 6:55 p.m. 16703 Thurs. Jan. 15 6:20 p.m. 16704 Sat. Jan. 10 10:10 a.m. 16705 Tues. Mar. 24 6:20 p.m. 16706 Tues. Mar. 24 6:55 p.m. 16707 Thurs. Mar. 26 6:20 p.m. 16708 Sat. Mar. 21 10:10 a.m. 16709 Registration Fee $71.00/10 Lessons with Extended Swim May Swim before or after class between 9:00 a.m.-Noon Thurs Jan. 15 9:35 a.m. 16710 Thurs Mar. 26 9:35 a.m. 16711 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 child has previously taken Lil Tots, register for Level 2.) Class limit 4. Registration Fee $58.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Jan. 13 5:10 p.m. 16736 Tues. Jan. 13 5:45 p.m. 16737 Tues. Jan. 13 6:20 p.m. 16738 Thurs. Jan. 15 5:45 p.m. 16739 Thurs. Jan. 15 6:20 p.m. 16740 Sat. Jan. 10 9:00 a.m. 16741 Sat. Jan. 10 10:10 a.m. 16742 Sat. Jan. 10 11:20 a.m. 16743 Tues. Mar. 24 5:10 p.m. 16744 Tues. Mar. 24 5:45 p.m. 16745 Tues. Mar. 24 6:20 p.m. 16746 Thurs. Mar. 26 5:45 p.m. 16747 Thurs. Mar. 26 6:20 p.m. 16748 Sat. Mar. 21 9:00 a.m. 16749 Sat. Mar. 21 10:10 a.m. 16750 Sat. Mar. 21 11:20 a.m. 16751 Registration Fee $ 71.00/10 Lessons with Extended Swim May swim before or after class Tues. Jan. 13 2:05 p.m. 16752 Thurs. Jan. 15 11:55 a.m. 16753 Tues. Mar. 24 2:05 p.m. 16754 Thurs. Mar. 26 11:55 a.m. 16755 18 Aquatics continued DIVING - SPRINGBOARD 1 - Introduction Try your first dives from poolside & board! Explore take offs, entries, diving positions, and basic body control. Prerequisite: Pass Level 2 swimming or test out. Registration Fee $58.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Sat. Jan. 10 9:00 a.m. 16756 Sat. Mar. 21 9:00 a.m. 16757 Registration Fee $71.00/10 Lessons with Extended Swim Wed. Jan. 14 6:20 p.m. 16758 Wed. Jan. 14 6:55 p.m. 16759 Wed. Mar. 25 6:20 p.m. 16760 Wed. Mar. 25 6:55 p.m. 16761 SWIM LESSONS - TEENS Ages 11-18. Designed for beginners. Build your confidence in the water. Focus is on individual needs and everyone is welcome. Registration Fee $58.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Thurs. Jan. 15 6:55 p.m. 16778 Sat. Jan. 10 11:20 a.m. 16779 Thurs. Mar. 26 6:55 p.m. 16780 Sat. Mar. 21 11:20 a.m. 16781 WATER SAFETY AIDE Ages 12 & up with level 6 swim ability. Learn techniques & skills to aid in instruction of quality lessons. Work with experienced instructors as an apprentice. Materials included. Registration Fee $85.00/10 Lessons. Classes 1 hour. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Jan. 13 5:45 p.m. 16772 Thurs. Jan. 15 6:20 p.m. 16773 Sat. Jan. 10 9:35 a.m. 16774 Tues. Mar. 24 5:45 p.m. 16775 Thurs. Mar. 26 6:20 p.m. 16776 Sat. Mar. 21 9:35 a.m. 16777 SWIM LESSONS - ADULT & SENIOR ADULT - BEGINNER Ages 16 & older. Class will help you gain confidence & basic skills, including gliding, floating, and strokes. All skill levels welcome. Registration Fee $58.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Thurs. Jan. 15 12:30 p.m. 16782 Sat. Jan. 10 9:35 a.m. 16783 Sat. Jan. 10 11:20 a.m. 16784 Thurs. Mar. 26 12:30 p.m. 16785 Sat. Mar. 21 9:35 a.m. 16786 Sat. Mar. 21 11:20 a.m. 16787 Registration Fee $71.00/10 Lessons with Extended Swim May swim after class from 8-9:00 p.m. Tues. Jan. 13 7:30 p.m. 16788 Thurs. Jan. 15 7:30 p.m. 16789 Tues. Mar. 24 7:30 p.m. 16790 Thurs. Mar. 26 7:30 p.m. 16791 SWIM LESSONS - ADULT & SENIOR ADULT - INTERMEDIATE Have you taken lessons before but would like to learn more skills? Focus is on endurance and stroke development. Registration Fee $71.00/10 Lessons with extended swim. May swim after class from 8-9:00 p.m. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Jan. 13 7:30 p.m. 16792 Tues. Mar. 24 7:30 p.m. 16793 SWIM LESSONS - ADULT WOMEN ONLY Want to learn to swim, but are nervous to try? This class is for you! Learn in a fun, relaxed atmosphere with a female instructor. Registration Fee $58.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Sat. Jan. 10 9:00 a.m. 16794 Sat. Mar. 21 9:00 a.m. 16795 Registration Fee $71.00/10 Lessons with Extended Swim May swim after class from 8-9:00 p.m. Tues. Jan. 13 7:30 p.m. 16796 Thurs. Jan. 15 7:30 p.m. 16797 Tues. Mar. 24 7:30 p.m. 16798 Thurs. Mar. 26 7:30 p.m. 16799 SPECIALTY CLASSES TEEN & ADULT DIVING - SPRINGBOARD 2 - Diving Improvement Develop advanced diving through better technique! Learn a forward approach & back press, higher take offs & cleaner entries. Flips & twists introduced! Prerequisites: Front & Back dives from the board, pass Diving 1 or test out. Registration Fee $58.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Sat. Jan. 10 10:45 a.m. 16762 Sat. Mar. 21 10:45 a.m. 16763 Registration Fee $71.00/10 Lessons with Extended Swim Wed. Jan. 14 5:10 p.m. 16764 Wed. Jan. 14 5:45 p.m. 16765 Wed. Mar. 25 5:10 p.m. 16766 Wed. Mar. 25 5:45 p.m. 16767 DIVING - SPRINGBOARD 3 - Diving Refinement Develop a personal repertoire of dives - forward, back, inward, reverse & twisting dives. Faster twists & rotations with a focus on scoring! Prerequisite: Pass Diving 2 or test out. Registration Fee $71.00/10 Lessons with extended swim. Classes 30 min . Day Begins Time Activity # Wed. Jan. 14 7:30 p.m. 16768 Wed. Mar. 25 7:30 p.m. 16769 COMPETITIVE Want to join a swim team? Stroke analysis and development, speed turns, & basic fitness emphasized. Minimum swim level 5. Registration Fee $58.00/10 Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity Sat. Jan. 10 11:20 a.m. 16770 Sat. Mar. 21 11:20 a.m. 16771 Extended swim students need to check in at the front desk! 19 SWIM LESSONS - PRIVATE Minimum age 5. One-on-one instruction. Whether to improve specific stroke techniques, conquer fear of water, gain confidence, or focus on skills, private lessons are designed to meet individual needs of you or your child. Missed lessons not be made up. Registration deadline is 2 days before class start date. Registration Fee $190.00/10 Lessons. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Tues. Jan. 13 5:10 p.m. 16830 Thurs. Jan. 15 5:10 p.m. 16831 Thurs. Jan. 15 7:30 p.m. 16832 Sat. Jan. 10 11:20 a.m. 16833 Sat. Jan. 10 12:00 p.m. 16834 Tues. Mar. 24 5:10 p.m. 16835 Thurs. Mar. 26 5:10 p.m. 16836 Thurs. Mar. 26 7:30 p.m. 16837 Sat. Mar. 21 11:20 a.m. 16838 Sat. Mar. 21 12:00 p.m. 16839 Registration Fee $203.00/10 Lessons with Extended Swim Wed. Jan. 14 5:00 p.m. 16840 Wed. Jan. 14 6:45 p.m. 16841 Wed. Mar. 25 5:00 p.m. 16842 Wed. Mar. 25 6:45 p.m. 16843 LIFEGUARD TRAINING - American Red Cross Minimum age 15 on or before completion of class. Emphasis on victim recognition, surveillance & equipment -based rescues. Requirements: Must swim 300 yards continuously using these strokes in the following order: 100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, flutter kick (rhythmic breathing can be performed either by breathing to the side or to the front);100 yards of breaststroke using a pull, breath, kick and glide sequence;100 yards of either the front crawl or breaststroke. The 100 yards may be a combination of front crawl or breaststroke. No time requirement for this skill. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point while maintaining two hands on the object and exit water without using a ladder or steps within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Registration Fee $225.00, includes book, Standard First Aid & CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Attendance at all classes required. No refunds 8 days before class start date. ●Activity #16844 - Fri. Jan. 16, 5-10:00 p.m.; Sat & Sun., Jan. 17 & 18, 1-9 p.m.; Mon., Jan. 19, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. ●Activity #16845 - Fri., Feb. 27, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 28 & Mar. 7, & Sun., Mar. 1 & 8, 1-8:00 p.m. ●Activity #16846 - Fri., April 10, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Sat., April 11 & 18, & Sun., April 12 & 19, 1-8:00 p.m. ●Activity #16847 - Fri., May 1 & 8, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Sat., May 2 & 9, 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. & Sun., May 3, 1-8:00 p.m. ●Activity #16848 - Fri., May 29, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Sat., May 30 & June 6, Sun., May 31 & June 7, 1-8:00 p.m. SWIM LESSONS - ADAPTIVE/AQUA BUDDIES For children & adults with physical or developmental disabilities or Autism. Ratio is one student/instructor. Missed lessons will not be made up. Registration deadline is two days before class start date. Classes 30 min. Day Begins Time Activity # Registration Fee $105.00/10 Lessons Tues. Jan. 13 5:10 p.m. 16800 Tues. Jan. 13 6:55 p.m. 16801 Tues. Jan. 13 7:30 p.m. 16802 Thurs. Jan. 15 5:10 p.m. 16803 Thurs. Jan. 15 7:30 p.m. 16804 Sat. Jan. 10 9:00 a.m. 16805 Sat. Jan. 10 9:35 a.m. 16806 Sat. Jan. 10 11:20 a.m. 16807 Sat. Jan. 10 12:00 p.m. 16808 Registration Fee $63.00/6 Lessons (Inst. Jean) No class Feb. 7 or 21 Sat. Jan. 24 9:00 a.m. 16809 Sat. Jan. 24 9:35 a.m. 16810 Sat. Jan. 24 10:10 a.m. 16811 Sat. Jan. 24 10:45 a.m. 16812 Sat. Jan. 24 11:20 a.m. 16813 Registration Fee $105.00/10 Lessons Tues. Mar. 24 5:10 p.m. 16814 Tues. Mar. 24 6:55 p.m. 16815 Tues. Mar. 24 7:30 p.m. 16816 Thurs. Mar. 26 5:10 p.m. 16817 Thurs. Mar. 26 7:30 p.m. 16818 Sat. Mar. 21 9:00 a.m. 16819 Sat. Mar. 21 9:35 a.m. 16820 Sat. Mar. 21 11:20 a.m. 16821 Sat. Mar. 21 12:00 p.m. 16822 Registration Fee $63.00/6 Lessons (Inst. Jean) No class April 4 or 18 Sat. Mar. 28 9:00 a.m. 16823 Sat. Mar. 28 9:35 a.m. 16824 Sat. Mar. 28 10:10 a.m. 16825 Sat. Mar. 28 10:45 a.m. 16826 Sat. Mar. 28 11:20 a.m. 16827 Registration Fee $118.00/10 Lessons with Extended Swim Wed. Jan. 14 6:45 p.m. 16828 Wed. Mar. 25 6:45 p.m. 16829 Aquatics continued ADAPTIVE PRIVATE POOL & WATER SLIDE GROUP RENTAL For information or to schedule a group pool rental, call Kirsten at 763-569-3317. Featuring:  50 Meter Indoor Pool  150´ Water Slide  Diving Boards Lifeguards on duty! LIFEGUARD TRAINING 20 CHILDREN SKATING RINKS Skating season typically runs from December 15 - February 15. It could be earlier or later depending on weather conditions. Warming houses and rinks may close in inclement weather. Locations With Warming Houses Hours - Monday-Friday, 4-9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 1 -9:00 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5:00 p.m. Weekday holidays, 1-9:00 p.m. Closed Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day. In case of inclement weather, call 763-569-3442. Centennial Park West, 6254 Brooklyn Drive Evergreen Park, 7112 Bryant Avenue Locations Without Warming Houses Ice on these rinks will be maintained only; no supervision. Bellvue Park, 801 - 55th Avenue Grandview Park, 1600 - 59thAvenue Kylawn Park, 6015 Kyle Avenue Northport Park, 5512 Sailor Lane West Palmer Park, 7110 Palmer Lake Drive Willow Lane Park, 4800 - 69th Avenue BROOKLYN CENTER LITTLE LEAGUE BROOKLYN AREA BABE RUTH BASEBALL Ages 13-19. For Brooklyn Center & Brooklyn Park residents. House teams typically play 14 games plus tournaments. Season May-July. Reduced early bird prices with online registration from January 1-29. www.eteamz.com/babr.  Camp Leaders  Coaches - Evening Soccer, Monday & Wednesday and Tuesday & Thursday  Lifeguards and Swim Instructors  Playground Leaders  Puppet Show Assistant For information or to apply, call the recreation department at 763-569-3400 or check the employment page of the website at cityofbrooklyncenter.org 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. Day Date Time Location Activity # Tues. Dec. 30 9:00 a.m. CC 16523 SUMMER PREVIEW The Recreation Department is the destination for summer fun!  CSI Safety Academy  Craft & Cookie Baking Classes  Day Camp - BC Mad Scientists  Golf League & Lessons  Open Gym  Playground Trips & Treasures  Puppet Playhouse  Soccer  Summer Conditioning Speed & Strength  Swim Day Camp  Swim Lessons  Youth Rec Center Summer Camps Summer recreation brochure available on website April 9. Registration for summer classes begins April 13. Note: Brooklyn Center Recreation Department will no longer offer T-Ball/Softball programs. If you would like your child to participate in this sport, check out Brooklyn Center Little League. See details below! (Formerly American & National) Questions, call Bob 763-442-3668 or Debbie 763-232-7935 Mission The mission of the Brooklyn Center Little League is organizing and providing supervised competitive baseball. The supervisors shall bear in mind that the attainment of exceptional athletic skill or winning of games is secondary, and the molding of the future men and women is of prime importance. The objective of Brooklyn Center Little League shall be to implant firmly in the children of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and reverence, so that they may be finer, stronger and happier children, and will grow to be good, clean, healthy men and women. T-Ball & Baseball - Boys & Girls Ages 4-12 League age determined by child’s age on April 30, 2015. Please bring medical info, proof of residence, and birth certificate to registration. Boundaries Include: The following schools - Birch Grove, Crestview, Edinbrook, Evergreen Park, Fair Oaks, Garden City, Jackson Middle, Monroe, Oxbow (south of 109), Palmer Lake, Park Brook, Riverview, Woodland and Zanewood; Brooklyn Center residents attending Earle Brown, Northport, Lakeview; 6th graders attending Sandburg Middle School; and Minneapolis residents living 53rd Ave N south to Dowling Ave, Mississippi River west to Penn Ave. Registration Dates/Times/Location Saturday January 24, February 7 & 28, March 7, 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. & Tuesday, March 10, 6-8:00 p.m. at Brooklyn Center Community Center. Website - See our new website at www.bclittleleague.com 21 ADAPTIVE “CHALLENGER CUBS” Baseball for Special Needs Boys & girls ages 5-18 who are mentally or physically disabled. For information on becoming a player or a buddy, contact Eric at 651-236-7936 OPEN GYM Grades 6-12. Stay active all year round! Get some of your friends together and head over to the Brooklyn Center Youth Recreation Center, 6500 Humboldt Avenue North. The Brooklyn Center Police and Community Activities, Recreation and Services 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 recreation staff. Come challenge us to a game of 3 on 3 or HORSE. Basketball not your thing? We plan to have other activities available in addition to basketball. Come, check us out. We are sure you will find something you like. Questions call Joe at 763- 569-3400. Note: Please remember to respect the facility and those who visit! No fighting, abusive/offensive language will be tolerated. TEEN BROOKLYN BRIDGE ALLIANCE FOR YOUTH Purpose The purpose of the Alliance is to cooperatively support positive youth development in out-of-school-time opportunities for all youth in Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park. 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 Adaptive Recreation programs and Inclusion services are available though REACH for Resources. REACH is an agency which serves individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in Western Hennepin County. Services include adaptive recreation, independent living support and counseling. For information and registration procedures, call Sarah or Kirsten at 952-988-4177 or go to reachforresources.org. Inclusion Support for All Ages REACH provides inclusion facilitators for children and adults with disabilities who would like to participate in their city’s recreation programs. Registration is through your recreation department. After registering, contact Reach For Resources to discuss needs/accommodations for yourself or your child. Minimum of 2 weeks notice required for a successful inclusion. Adaptive Recreation Programs Register for the following programs through REACH. Bowling for All Ages - Non-competitive. Bowl 2 games/week. Location: Doyle’s Lanes, 5000 West Broadway Ave, Crystal. Dates: Saturday, Jan. 10 - Feb. 28, 12-2:00 p.m. or 2-4:00 p.m. Fee: $35 (plus $3.50 each week) YOGA for YOUTH/ADULT/FAMILY Family Yoga - Increase attention span, focus, muscle tone, and flexibility. For children with disabilities & their parents. Siblings welcome too! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Location: St. Louis Park Recreation Center. Dates: Tuesday, January 20-February 24, 7-8:00 p.m. Fee: $40 adult, $50 per parent/child pair ($20 each additional person). TEEN PROGRAMS (ages 13-21) Teen Explorers - Get to know new friends while trying new activities! Movies, dinners out, games, crafts, and much more! Dates: Tuesday, January 13-March 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Location: Various metro locations (St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Golden Valley). Fee: $40. Social Seekers - Teens & young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome. Meets once a week for fun & social interaction. Varying age groups (12-14, 15-18, & 19-30) at various locations. Intake required for new participants. For more information, call 952-988-4176. ADULT PROGRAMS (ages 18 +) Wednesday Night Social, Zumba, Yoga, Walking, On the Town, BINGO, Dances & Weekend Ventures Respite Program. Non-Competitive Basketball League - Have fun & improve skills! Dates: Thursday, January 15-March 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Location: Brooklyn Center Youth Rec Center, 6500 Humboldt. Fee: $40. Super Bowl Party - Watch the BIG GAME with your friends and enjoy food, games and activities throughout! Date: Sunday, February 1, 5-9:00 p.m., Brookview Golf Grill. Call Kirsten at 952-988-4177 for more details! 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 •MORE Check it out at brooklynsconnect.org. For more info, email info@brooklynsallianceforyouth.org or call 763 -398-0780. 22 ADULT SPORTS VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES Officiated 6 on 6. Teams are divided into divisional play. Matches played at North View Jr. High and Earle Brown Elementary School. Men’s and Women’s leagues are guaranteed 10 matches including end-of- season tournament. Co-Rec league is guaranteed 12 matches. Teams have an opportunity to participate in the MRPA State tournament for an additional fee. Winter leagues begin in January. Day League Team Fee Team Limit Activity # Mon. Co-Rec $350.00 24 16849 Tues. Women $300.00 48 16850 Wed. Men $330.00 18 16851 The recreation department offers a variety of sports opportunities for adults including basketball, softball, broomball and volleyball leagues plus open volleyball and Pickleball for 55+. For information, check the website at cityofbrooklyncenter.org or call Joe at 763-569-3382. CO-REC 55+ OPEN VOLLEYBALL Enjoy Friday nights playing volleyball. This fun program is for men and women ages 55 and older. Please wear tennis shoes. DATES - Now through May 29, 2015. No Open Volleyball Dec. 5, 26, Jan. 2, Feb. 13, Mar. 20 or Apr. 3.) TIME - 8-10:00 p.m. LOCATION - Palmer Lake Elementary School, 7300 West Palmer Lake Drive. COST - $3.00/Person/Friday payable in cash at the door. 2015 SOFTBALL LEAGUES Get your friends, family and co-workers together to play softball. A variety of adult softball leagues are offered, including men’s, co-rec, men’s church and women’s. League play begins late April and runs through August with an end-of-season tournament. Teams have an opportunity to participate in the MRPA State tournament for an additional fee. For information on fees and space availability, call Joe at 763-569-3400. MEN’S BROOMBALL LEAGUE Officiated 6 on 6 men’s broomball league. Begins mid-December. Centennial Park West, 63rd & Brooklyn Drive, Brooklyn Center. Registration accepted immediately at Brooklyn Center Recreation Department. Call 763-569-3400. Team Fee $300.00/team. Day Begins Location Activity # Thurs. Dec. 18 Centennial Park West 16530 PICKLEBALL 55+ Pickleball is for people of all athletic abilities. For information on dates, location and cost, see page 28. Questions, call 763-569-3400! Purchase a Brick Paver for the Plaza of Honor Cost $250.00 for an engraved brick paver 4" x 8" permanently laid in the Plaza of Honor in an area near the Amphitheater. Maximum of 45 characters or spaces. Ideal for a civic group, individual, memorial, business, church, family, school, club, Veteran or pet. Makes a great gift.  Order forms available at the Community Center and on the City website. Fill out the form & bring or mail to: City of Brooklyn Center–Centennial, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. Include check of $250.00 made payable to City of Brooklyn Center–Centennial.  To pay with Visa or MasterCard, make payment in person: Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway. Credit card orders - brick cost is $257.50, which includes credit card fees. Architect’s Rendition CENTENNIAL CIVIC & VETERANS MEMORIAL AMPHITHEATER 23 ADULT FITNESS SilverSneakers® & Silver&Fit® Program participants are invited to workout in our exercise room, swim and use the sauna at no cost to eligible members. Non-members may participate in SilverSneakers® & Silver&Fit® classes by paying the registration fee. Registration for SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit® participants begins January 2, 2015. SILVERSNEAKERS® – CLASSIC (Formerly Muscular Strength & Range of Motion) Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance; and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support. Classes 50 min. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $42.00/12 Sessions Mon. Jan. 5 10:30 a.m. CC Judy 16852 Thurs. Jan. 8 1:00 p.m. CC Stephanie 16853 Registration Fee $28.00/8 Sessions Thurs. April 9 1:00 p.m. CC Stephanie 16854 Registration Fee $24.50/7 Sessions Mon. April 6 10:30 a.m. CC Judy 16855 SILVERSNEAKERS® – YOGA Yoga will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Classes 50 min. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $38.50/11 Sessions (No class Jan. 21) Wed. Jan. 7 9:45 a.m. CC Judy 16856 Registration Fee $42.00/12 Sessions Thurs. Jan. 8 3:00 p.m. CC Stephanie 16857 Fri. Jan. 9 2:00 p.m. CC Stephanie 16858 Registration Fee $28.00/8 Sessions Wed. April 8 9:45 a.m. CC Judy 16859 Thurs. April 9 3:00 p.m. CC Stephanie 16860 Fri. April 10 2:00 p.m. CC Stephanie 16861 SILVERSNEAKERS® – CARDIO Cardio Fit is perfect for participants who are fit & active, as well as those who want an energizing activity. This cardio class is safe, heart-healthy and easy on the joints. Workout includes easy -to-follow low impact movements, upper body strength work, abdominal conditioning, stretching and relaxation from the floor designed to energize your active lifestyle. Classes 50 min. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $38.50/11 Sessions (No class Jan. 21) Wed. Jan. 7 8:45 a.m. CC Judy 16862 Registration Fee $42.00/12 Sessions Fri. Jan. 9 1:00 p.m. CC Stephanie 16863 Registration Fee $28.00/8 Sessions Wed. April 8 8:45 a.m. CC Judy 16864 Fri. April 10 12:30 p.m. CC Stephanie 16865 SILVERSNEAKERS® – Splash Activate your aqua urge for variety! This shallow water class offers LOTs of fun moves to improve agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. No swimming ability is required and a special SilverSneakers® kickboard is used to develop strength, balance and coordination. Classes 50 min. Instructor Jean. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $38.50/11 Sessions (No class Feb. 5 & 9) Mon. Jan. 5 10:30 a.m. CC 16866 Thurs. Jan. 8 10:45 a.m. CC 16867 Registration Fee $21.00/6 Sessions (No class April 16) Thurs. April 9 10:45 a.m. CC 16868 Registration Fee $17.50/5 Sessions (No class April 13 & 20) Mon. April 6 10:30 a.m. CC 16869 STRENGTH TRAINING “Strong women & men stay young.” Age 30 or 90, fit or unfit, this class can build bone density, lose weight, gain strength & energy. Basic exercises using weights are geared to individual ability for a healthier & more active lifestyle. Authorities claim strength training can decrease risk for diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis. Bands & hand held weights up to 8 lbs. provided. Join for an energy overhaul! Classes 50 min. Instructor Stephanie. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $42.00/12 Sessions Thurs. Jan. 8 2:00 p.m. CC 16870 Registration Fee $28.00/8 Sessions Thurs. April 9 2:00 p.m. CC 16871 BRAIN GYM® Are you interested in a playful, fun way to engage your brain that involves moving? In the series, participants will learn and practice 26 Brain Gym® movements. These exercises improve concentration, memory, organizational skills, listening and coordination. Brain Gym® is an international foundation recognized in over 80 countries. Come for fun, leave more balanced! Registration Fee $28.00/7 Sessions. Classes 1 hour. Judy is a licensed Brain Gym® Instructor. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Mon. Feb. 2 1:30 p.m. CC 16874 Mon. April 6 1:30 p.m. CC 16875 Classes with or are offered at no cost to SilverSneakers® or Silver&Fit® members. Beginning Jan. 2, please register for classes you will attend. AEROBIC FITNESS AND FUN FOR 65+ Learn energizing routines designed to improve strength, flexibility and endurance at a level safe and comfortable for you. Directed towards individuals 65 & older; others may participate. Classes 50 minutes. Instructor Judy. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $42.00/12 Sessions Mon. Jan. 5 9:30 a.m. CC 16872 Registration Fee $24.50/7 Sessions Mon. April 6 9:30 a.m. CC 16873 24 Adult Fitness continued ARTHRITIS WATER EXERCISE Joining a water exercise class gives you the opportunity to exercise in warm water with guidance from a trained Arthritis Foundation instructor. This class can help decrease pain and stiffness. We concentrate on walking, warm-ups, range of motion of all major joints and low-impact exercises. Classes 50 min. Heidi will team teach the evening class. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $48.00/12 Sessions Tues. Jan. 6 9:00 a.m. CC TBA 16876 Wed. Jan. 7 9:00 a.m. CC Vicki 16877 Wed. Jan. 7 6:30 p.m. CC Heidi/tba 16878 Registration Fee $32.00/8 Sessions Tues. April 7 9:00 a.m. CC TBA 16879 Wed. April 8 9:00 a.m. CC Vicki 16880 Wed. April 8 6:30 p.m. CC Heidi//tba 16881 AQUA EXERCISE Water power! Join this invigorating high-energy class, which includes a warm up, cardio and full body toning. You are encouraged to participate in the intensity level that suits you best. It’s 50 minutes of pure aqua aerobic fun! Jean & Judy J will team teach Monday evening. Jean &Vicki will team teach Friday class. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $48.00/12 Sessions Mon. Jan. 5 6:00 p.m. CC Jean/Judy 16884 Fri. Jan. 9 9:00 a.m. CC J/V 16885 Sat. Jan. 10 8:00 a.m. CC Jean 16886 Registration Fee $44.00/11 Sessions (No Class Feb. 5) Thurs. Jan. 8 9:45 a.m. CC Jean 16887 Registration Fee 32.00/8 Sessions Fri. April 10 9:00 a.m. CC J/V/ 16888 Registration Fee $28.00/7 Sessions (No Class May 23) Mon. April 6 6:00 p.m. CC Jean/Judy 16889 Sat. April 11 8:00 a.m. CC Jean 16890 Registration Fee $24.00/6 Sessions (No Class April 16) Thurs. April 9 9:45 a.m. CC Jean 16891 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. Classes 50 min. Heidi will team teach the evening class. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $48.00/12 Sessions Wed. Jan. 7 7:25 p.m. CC Heidi/tba 16882 Registration Fee $32.00/8 Sessions Wed. April 8 7:25 p.m. CC Heidi/tba 16883 AQUA EXERCISE – DEEP WATER WORKOUT If you are looking for a different experience in water exercise, try this class! Using a floatation device, the instructor combines aerobic exercise, strength training, sculpting and water jogging for an excellent over all body workout! Class is designed for all fitness levels and can be easily modified for a lower or higher intensity workout. Swimming skills are not required but participants should be comfortable in deep water. Floatation belts and noodles are furnished. Jean and Judy J will team teach Monday evening. Classes 50 min. Day Begins Time Location Inst. Activity # Registration Fee $48.00/12 Sessions Mon. Jan. 5 7:00 p.m. CC Jean/Judy 16892 Registration Fee $44.00/11 Sessions (No class Feb. 9) Mon. Jan. 5 9:30 a.m. CC Jean 16893 Registration Fee $28.00/7 Sessions Mon. April 6 7:00 p.m. CC Jean/Judy 16894 Registration Fee $20.00/5 Sessions (No class April 13 & 20) Mon. April 6 9:30 a.m. CC Jean 16895 STRENGTH TRAINING, BACK & “ABS” Basic exercises using weights are geared to individual ability for a healthier & more active lifestyle. This class includes weekly “AB” workout and specific strength training exercises for the lower back. Everyone is welcome! Classes 1 hour. Instructor Vicki. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $48.00/12 Sessions Mon. Jan. 5 6:15 p.m. CC 16900 Registration Fee $28.00/7 Sessions Mon. April 6 6:15 p.m. CC 16901 HATHA YOGA Pure Hatha Yoga strives to create an absolute balance between the body, mind & energy. The benefits may include stress reduction, relaxation, decreased depression, pain relief, lower blood pressure, and balancing blood sugar. Leave refreshed, calm, and relaxed. Classes 50 min. Instructor Cassandra. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $40.00/10 Sessions Mon. Jan. 5 5:00 p.m. CC 16898 Registration Fee $28.00/7 Sessions Mon. April 6 5:00 p.m. CC 16899 Adult Fitness classes are for ages 16 and older. Children & spectators may not sit in the room while class is in session. Participation is limited to those who have registered or purchased a drop-in pass for the class. Registration for SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit® participants begins January 2, 2015. 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. Classes 50 minutes. Instructor Judy. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $48.00/12 Sessions Mon. Jan. 5 3:00 p.m. CC 16896 Registration Fee $28.00/7 Sessions Mon. April 6 3:00 p.m. CC 16897 25 Adult Fitness continued BODY SCULPTING It’s time to add strength training to your fitness regimen! Strength training will increase your muscle mass and speed up your metabolism so you burn more calories at rest. Beginning with warm-up to wake up your whole body, we will use free weights, bands, and floor work to sculpt and tone legs, buttocks, core, arms and shoulders. Class will end with total body stretching. Get the definition and sculpting you desire! Classes 50 min. Instructor Stephanie. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $48.00/12 Sessions Wed. Jan. 7 6:30 p.m. CC 16908 Registration Fee $32.00/8 Sessions Wed. April 8 6:30 p.m. CC 16909 BASIC EXERCISEROOM ORIENTATION Learn proper fitness equipment techniques for a safe and effective workout in the Exercise Room. A basic walk through of fitness equipment will help you use each machine correctly. A fitness specialist will assist on proper use and correct form. This is not a personal training session. Free for members or patrons who paid daily admission fee. Must pre-register at the front desk 48 hours in advance of class. Allow approximately 30-45 minutes. Day Date Time Location Wed. Jan. 7 4:00 p.m. CC Wed. Jan. 21 7:30 p.m. CC Wed. Feb. 4 4:00 p.m. CC Wed. Feb. 18 7:30 p.m. CC Wed. Mar. 4 4:00 p.m. CC Wed. Mar. 18 7:30 p.m. CC Wed. April 8 4:00 p.m. CC Wed. April 22 7:30 p.m. CC Wed. May 6 4:00 p.m. CC Wed. May 20 7:30 p.m. CC 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 $72.00/12 Sessions Wed. Jan. 7 5:30 p.m. CC 16904 Sat. Jan. 10 10:00 a.m. CC 16905 Registration Fee $48.00/8 Sessions Wed. April 8 5:30 p.m. CC 16906 Registration Fee $42.00/7 Sessions (No class May 23) Sat. April 11 10:00 a.m. CC 16907 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 for senior adults to efficiently get it “all-in-one” session and the upbeat music and group energy will increase your strength and endurance. Suitable for all levels; advanced exercisers can use stronger resistance bands & heavier weights. Bands and weights up to 8 lbs. provided. Registration Fee $28.00/7 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Instructor Sue. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Wed. April 15 6:15 p.m. CC 16910 LINE DANCING Dance your way to fitness. Fun dance steps are simple and suitable for all levels. Popular club and country western will be taught preparing you for a night out or family functions. Come dance with Crusin' Susan and the group! Registration Fee $28.00/7 Sessions. Classes 50 min. Drop-ins welcome. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Wed. April 15 7:15 p.m. CC 16913 ZUMBA GOLD® Get Groovin at your own pace! This easy-to-follow class lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It’s an invigorating, community-oriented dance fitness class that feels fresh and most of all, exhilarating! Zumba Gold® provides modified, low- impact, lower intensity moves for beginners and older adults. Classes 50 min. Instructor Stephanie. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $48.00/12 Sessions Thurs. Jan. 8 4:00 p.m. CC 16902 Registration Fee $32.00/8 Sessions Thurs. April 9 4:00 p.m. CC 16903 Registration for SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit® participants begins January 2, 2015. 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. Classes 50 min. Instructor Stephanie. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Registration Fee $48.00/12 Sessions Sat. Jan. 10 9:00 a.m. CC 16911 Registration Fee $28.00/7 Sessions (No class May 23) Sat. April 11 9:00 a.m. CC 16912 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 & customer service desk. Classes added at the end to cover cancellations. 26 Adult Fitness continued FITNESS DROP-IN CARDS This option is ideal for people who want to exercise but cannot commit to the same class every week or for those who like to change up what classes they attend. Cards may be purchased for aqua or fitness classes that have met the minimum number of registrations to hold the class and do not fill to capacity. Cards are non-refundable and have an expiration date of one year from the date of purchase. Card options for 1, 5, 8, 10 or 12 classes. If you have any questions, call 763-569-3400. With a drop-in card, you can start anytime . . . now there's no reason not to exercise with us! Please Note! As a fitness drop-in participant, you will not be notified if a class is cancelled. If you have a question about the status of a class, call the customer service desk at 763-569-3400. Purchase Drop-In Cards in person at the Community Center customer service desk. CARDS VALID 1 YEAR FROM DATE OF PURCHASE DROP-IN CARD—SENIOR OPTIONS Adults 62 years and older # of Classes Fee 12 Classes $50.00 10 Classes $42.00 8 Classes $34.00 5 Classes $21.50 1 Class $4.50 DROP-IN CARD—FITNESS OPTIONS Adults through 61 years # of Classes Fee 12 Classes $56.00 10 Classes $47.00 8 Classes $38.00 5 Classes $24.00 1 Class $5.00 DROP-IN CARD—ZUMBA OPTIONS Can be used for Wednesday or Saturday class # of Classes Fee 5 Classes $33.00 3 Classes $20.00 1 Class $7.00 POTTERY POTTERY — BEGINNING Learn the basic skills of throwing and hand building. Bring a work shirt to the first class. Instructor will teach new skills each week. Registration Fee $164.00/7 Weeks & Open Studio. Classes 2½ hours. Instructor Colleen. Deadline to register is one week prior to class start date. Day Begins Time Location Activity # Tues. Jan. 6 6:00 p.m. CC 16914 Tues. Feb. 24 6:00 p.m. CC 16915 Tues. Apr. 14 6:00 p.m. CC 16916 POTTERY — OPEN STUDIO 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. Two workshops will be offered per session on a Thursday evening. Please see schedule for studio availability. Schedule will be posted on the pottery studio door and available at the customer service desk. Registration Fee $138.00/7 Weeks of open studio time. Session Dates Location Activity # January 4 - February 21 CC 16917 February 22 - April 11 CC 16918 April 12 - May 30 CC 16919 Ages 18 & older. Participants are issued a membership card for open studio time. Scan at the customer service desk each time you use open studio or attend class. 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 the first day of class to get your card or renew your membership. Cards valid for registered students for session dates below. Session 1: Jan. 4-Feb. 21; Session 2: Feb. 22-April 11; Session 3: April 12-May 30. Check open studio schedule for times -posted on pottery studio door & available at customer service desk. Registration Fees Include: ●Open Studio Time ●25 lbs. of Clay, Tools, Glazes & Tax ●Firing of pieces made in the BCCC Pottery Studio Additional clay - $42.45, includes 25 lbs., glazes, firing and tax. NOTE  All pieces/items fired at BCCC must be made onsite in the BCCC Pottery Studio with clay obtained from BCCC.  Pieces/items must be for personal use or gifts; no resale.  Pieces made outside BCCC Pottery Studio will not be fired. BOB ROSS OIL PAINTING CLASS Have you ever wanted to try oil painting, but didn’t know where to start? Start Here! Kitty & Warren Swanson are PBS star Bob Ross certified instructors. In one class, you will paint a picture to take home with you. All class supplies (easels, canvas, brushes, and paint) are provided. Bring an apron or old shirt to class to cover your clothing. A sample of the picture you will learn to paint is on display in the community center lobby. Registration Fee $58.00/1 Session. Class 3 hours. Registration deadline one week prior to class date. Day Date Time Location Activity # Tues. May 19 12:30 p.m. CC 16920 OIL PAINTING DEMONSTRATION CLASS Aren’t sure if you can really paint a picture in one class? Kitty will give a demonstration on how the class is taught and the process of painting the picture. Class approximately 1 hour. To register for this free demonstration class, call 763-569-3400. Day Date Time Location Tues. May 12 11:00 a.m. CC FREE! 27 BOOMERS & BEYOND If you have questions about the Boomers & Beyond programs, call Kelly at 763-569-3405. AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM Auto Insurance Discount Registration accepted immediately! Fee - AARP Members $15 & Non-Members $20 Membership information, call 1-888-687-2277 Classroom training program designed to help persons 55 & older improve their driving skills, avoid accidents & traffic violations. No tests; course completion is required to initiate the 3 year auto insurance discount and become a better driver. Four Hour Refresher — For persons who have completed the eight hour mature driving course within the preceding three years. 1 Session. Date Day Time January 7 Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. February 4 Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 25 Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 6 Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 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. Dates Days Time April 14 & 15 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 (no phone in registrations). If the class is full, we will put you on the waiting list and call you if an opening occurs. Advanced registration required in person; no walk-ins the day of class. Make check or money order payable to AARP. (Cash & credit cards not accepted for payment.) 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. DONUT MAKE YOU WONDER? Join us the third Wednesday of the month for interesting, informative programs, coffee, and you guessed it - Donuts! Program fee is $2 payable at the door but you must register by the Friday before so there are enough refreshments for everyone. Call 763-569-3405 to register. Program Location: Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Dr. N from 10-11:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale and Senior Services of District 281 January 21 TABLETS & SMARTPHONES: WHAT TO BUY & HOW TO USE THEM Whether you are thinking about buying a tablet or have one and want to learn more about it, join Ron Timm for this fun and informative class! Learn the difference between Android or Apple operating systems, size, the difference between 4G and 3G and storage. Learn about apps, where to find them and which ones are fun and useful as well as which ones are compatible with your system. Learn how to avoid and detect viruses, how to download books and videos, how to listen to music, take a picture and so much more. Register by January 16. February 18 MN ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION AGING & BRAIN HEALTH This presentation will look at the importance of brain health as we age and some common things we can all do to keep our brains (and bodies) healthy. In addition, brain diseases/disorders dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and others, will be defined along with their risk factors and what can done to lower those risks as we age. Deborah Richman is the director of education and outreach for the Alzheimer’s Association of MN and ND. Register by February 13. March 18 DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS SHAPING MINNESOTA’S FUTURE “Times They Are A Changing,” especially here in Minnesota! Michael Peterson, Research Analyst with the MN State Demographic Center will share with us key demographic changes affecting Minnesota. The unprecedented aging of our state coupled with an increasingly racially diverse future is driving MN’s population. He will also share current and historical Census data with the State Demographic Center’s population projections. The State Demographic Center assists policymakers, state and local governments, businesses, nonprofits, the media, and all Minnesotans locate and understand the demographic data they need to make smart decisions. Register by March 13. . May 20 PERENNIALS FOR THE SHADE What can you grow in a garden that gets less than four hours of sun a day? Spring bulbs to deep-shade ground covers! Join us along with the University of Minnesota’s Master Gardener to explore perennials and the many types of ferns that thrive in shade. Register by May 15. DONUT MAKE YOU WONDER? April 22 “APOLLO: WHY WE WENT TO THE MOON” In 1961, President Kennedy challenged us to go to the moon before the end of the decade, and this challenge is often cited as the reason for this success. However, without a number of other factors in place during the 1950’s and 60’s, there is little doubt that the mission to the moon would have either failed or not been attempted at all. Even though the moon landing was our greatest technological achievement, this presentation will focus on the goal itself and what helped us to accomplish it. July of 1969 will be remembered for centuries to come as the first time mankind ventured beyond the earth’s boundaries and explored a new world. Our speaker, David Jones has been making historical presentations since 1966. Register by April 17. 28 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. Schedule available at community center. MEN’S DROP-IN If you’re interested in getting together informally with other guys, drop in on Mondays or Thursdays from Noon -3:30 p.m. Come play Buck Euchre, similar to 500. If you do not play Buck Euchre, informal instruction by the men is available. New Players are Always Welcome! Hosted by volunteers. Questions, call Earl at 612-280-8288 or Kelly at 763-569-3405. BROOKLYN CENTER FRIENDSHIP QUILTERS Join others who love quilting. This friendly drop -in group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. No dues; bring your lunch and a beverage and your quilting project. For more information, call Joanne at 763-561-1219. Winter/Spring dates: December 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 18, March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15 and May 6 & 20. BROOKLYN CENTER WOMEN’S CLUB Club promotes social, cultural and civic activities for women and is open to woman over 21. Annual dues $15. Monthly meetings are informative with entertaining programs, held the 2 nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Community Activities, Recreation & Services Department. Join Us! Winter & Spring Meeting Dates: January 13 - “Churches of MN” with Doug Ohman February 10 - Kyle Loven, Chief Division Counsel, FBI March 10 - “Happy Notes” April 14 - “Treble Tones” May 12 - Spring Luncheon at Noon - Installation of Officers, young women’s scholarship awards, & BINGO to benefit the scholarship fund Monthly trips are offered to members; details available at meetings. January 28 - Chanhassen Dinner Theater - “Hello Dolly” February 25 - Daytrippers Theater “Social Security” March 27 - Sheldon Theater, The Diamonds & Tour the Red Wing Pottery Museum April 26 - New Century Theatre - “Happy Days” & Brunch at Pub 42 May 20 - Plymouth Playhouse “Pop Up Musical” Women’s club offers a yearly scholarship to female high school seniors who reside in Brooklyn Center. Call 763-569-3405 to have an application mailed to you. For information about Women’s Club, call 763-561-3944. PICKLEBALL 55+ PLAYERS & VOLUNTEER HOST WANTED!!! Get ready to play the fastest growing racquet sport in the US! Pickleball is for people of all athletic abilities, described as a combination of ping pong, tennis and badminton. It’s a great workout, very social, and a competitive and athletic game. A good way to spend time with friends & family. Pickleball uses a plastic whiffle ball and paddle and is played on a court roughly half the size of a tennis court. Not a league...come when you can…just drop in…with no advanced registration. Equipment provided for you to try the game. Gym shoes required. Tuesdays - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Brooklyn Center Youth Recreation Center, 6500 Humboldt Ave N (next to BCHS). Fee: $2.00/week at the door or free with a Brooklyn Center Community Center SilverSneakers® or Silver&Fit® membership. Weekly volunteer hosts needed. To volunteer or program questions, call Kelly at 763 -569-3405 Mondays & Thursdays - 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive, 763 - 531-0052 Fee: $2.00/week. Punch cards also available. SOCIAL GROUPS The groups Leisure Time, Men’s Drop-in, Friendship Quilters and Women’s Club meet at Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway. New participants are welcome at any time. Stop by and check us out! Questions about these programs, call Kelly at 763-569-3405. 29 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. FREE HELP FOR MEDICARE RECIPIENTS Brooklyn Center Community Center No Income Limits! Confidential, Free Assistance & No Sales! One hour individual morning appointments on December 10, January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 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. ST. PATRICK’S DAY LUNCHEON TUESDAY, MARCH 17 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Brooklyn Center Community Center Constitution Hall Attention Lads & Lasses…Irish or Not! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Luncheon at the End of the Rainbow! Join us for a wee bit o’ fun and find out what we have in the pot for you; it may not be only gold! Fee: $15.00/person includes lunch & entertainment Activity #16921 Registration Deadline: March 10 Register at the Community Center or call 763-569-3400. Meal catered by The Lookout. Boomers & Beyond continued NORTHWEST HENNEPIN SENIOR SPRING FORUM Wednesday, April 15 8:30 a.m.-Noon Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center 5600 85th Ave N Theme to be announced in January!  Featuring over 70 vendors who provide services for seniors  Listen to outstanding, fun and informative speakers  Ongoing demonstrations of programs to help keep seniors active and engaged in their communities  Includes: travel, music, dancing, community theatre, wellness assessments, vendors, fitness opportunities, door prizes and refreshments FREE EVENT! For Adults 55+, Seniors and family members. Doors Open at 8:00 a.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. 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 30 COMMUNITY TRIPSTERS FEBRUARY 12 UFF DAH! A SCANDINAVIAN HISTORY TOUR Explore the Scandinavian heritage as we embark on a riding tour, visit IKEA for lunch and make a stop at the Nordic Ware Factory store. Our celebration begins as we meet Ole and Lena, costumed character guides from Minnesota’s Scandinavian past. Learn about sites such as the Mindekirken Church, Norway House, Swedish Institute and the famous statue of Leif Erickson. We’ll travel to IKEA in Bloomington, the world’s largest furniture retailer founded in Sweden in 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad. Enjoy a lunch of Swedish meatballs, Lingonberries, mashed potatoes, vegetables, beverage and dessert. After lunch, spend a time exploring the store and Swedish Food shop. Lastly, we’ll stop at the Nordic Ware Factory Store in Minneapolis that specializes in Scandinavian ethnic cookware products. Registration Fee $58.00/person includes transportation, tour, lunch, tax, gratuities & escort. Time is 9:00 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Registration deadline January 26. Activity #16923. MARCH 4 IT’S NIFTY FIFTY DAY AT ST. CROIX CASINO If you’re 50 or older and have a TLC card, you can be one of the “nifty-fifty” with extra perks for the day! Receive $5 on your player’s card for riding the bus, plus each “nifty fifty” will swipe their TLC card at a kiosk for an extra $5-50 on their card to spend on the machines. If you don’t have a TLC card and would like one, tell us when you register; the card is the only mechanism you have to redeem the “comp” money. The information will be forwarded to the casino and your card will be waiting for you. Bring your friends; open to all adults. Minimum of 40 people. Registration Fee $6.00/person includes motor coach, escort, $5 on your card plus an additional $5+ on your card for ages 50+. Time 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration deadline February 25. Activity #16924. APRIL 30 ART IN BLOOM & THE MELTING POT Enter a world of beautiful art and fresh flowers at the 32nd annual Art in Bloom exhibit in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Enjoy a guided tour of floral arrangements that are designed by local florists to depict works of art while you view pieces of art throughout this lovely museum right in the heart of MPLS! After tour, you will have an hour to explore the museum on your own. From all of the walking, you will have worked up an appetite for an upscale, unique and fun-dining experience in downtown Minneapolis at The Melting Pot. From the first piece of bread dipped to the last bite of dessert savored, enjoy the interactive practice of fondue dining. The menu includes a 3- course meal of: cheese fondue, entrée of chicken, shrimp, steak & vegetables and chocolate fondue for dessert. An absolutely delicious way to end the afternoon! Meal is served with water, coffee, tea or soda. Registration Fee $65.00/person includes transportation, tour, lunch, gratuity, tax & escort. Time 8:45 a.m. -3:15 p.m. Registration deadline April 16. Activity #16925. JANUARY 15 FIRE LAKE GRILL & SEA LIFE MN Stay young at heart with a weekday visit to the Mall of America! Enjoy a delicious lunch at the new Fire Lake Grill House restaurant in the upscale Radisson Blu Hotel. Order from a modified lunch menu of soup & salad, soup & sandwich or salad & sandwich. Then walk over to the Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium to explore the exhibits: jellyfish discovery, sea horse kingdom and the 300 foot long ocean and fresh water tunnel. See first-hand how the aquarium staff care for over 10,000 sea creatures with a behind -the-scenes tour. The tour guide will take you up on deck above the tunnel system where you can see animals that are currently off-exhibit. Explore the Laboratory to find out how they treat and maintain the 1.3 million gallons of water that make up the aquarium. Finally, your tour guide will take you into the Food Prep Kitchen to see what they feed the creatures in order to keep them healthy and strong. This trip will include a lot of walking; wear comfortable shoes! Registration Fee $54.00/person includes transportation, tours, lunch, tax, gratuities & escort. Time: 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Registration deadline December 30. Activity #16922. MAY 19 AUGUSTA AMISH TOUR Enjoy a scenic morning drive to Eau Claire for brunch at Norske Nook restaurant. Menu: Lefse Omelet Wrap, coffee and a slice of famous homemade pie! Then on to Augusta for a guided tour of the amazing Amish community, home to over 150 families. See a living link with the past through the visible authentic lifestyle of the Amish. The tour will stop at Weavers Country Mennonite Store in Fall Creek with many local items for sale. Final stop is the Wood Shed Store, a unique country store featuring gift items, candies, Amish crafted quilts, wall hangings, baskets, rugs, dolls & furniture. Registration Fee $68.00/person incudes transportation, tour, brunch, tax, gratuities & escort. Time 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Registration deadline May 4. Activity #16926. 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 in person at the Community Center, by phone 763-569-3400 or online at cityofbrooklyncenter.org. When registering for someone else, please have correct spelling of their name, correct address & phone number. Deadline dates listed are on a space permitting basis. Refunds given only if trip is canceled or a substitute can be found to take your place. Refunds subject to $5 cancelation fee. Questions about any of the trips? Call Kelly at 763 -569-3405. 31 PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY COMMISSION The Brooklyn Center Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the community center. This commission advises the City Council on the parks and recreation program in Brooklyn Center. Bud Sorenson, chairperson; Travis Bonovsky; Jill Dalton; Gail Ebert; John Russell; Tom Shinnick; Jerome Witalka. DEPARTMENT MISSION Mission is to create a sense of community and enrich the quality of life for our residents, patrons and employees by providing a variety of high quality, inclusive programs and services. BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGE Fee - $47.50 Ages 14 & Under •Use of the party room for 1½ hours! •Pool admission for up to 10 children! •Use of water slide for up to 10 children!  Book A Party - $47.50 non-refundable payment required when booking party. Minimum 7 days notice required. Call 763-569-3400 Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Adult making reservation is responsible for supervising party. Room limit 25 including supervising parents.  Permitted - Commercially prepared or store bought cake, ice cream, pre-packaged beverages (no red, orange or grape dye) or order pizza/sandwiches from restaurants.  Not permitted - homemade food items.  Appropriate swimwear required in pool. Minimum height for water slide is 52". Children less than 52" must pass swim test or be accompanied by an adult. FACILITY RENTAL INFORMATION Constitution Hall Available for business and club meetings or private functions including family reunions, graduations, and anniversary parties. Room seating can accommodate up to 190 for banquet style and 250 for theater style. Philip Q. Cohen Community Room Located on the upper level, this unique room is available for small group functions. Room seating can accommodate 70 for theatre style, 30 for classroom style and 50 for banquet style.  Not permitted - Alcohol  Not permitted - Tobacco products, including smoking and e-cigarettes  Required - 4-hour minimum Days and hours vary from season to season. For information on policies, fees and availability, contact Rebecca at 763-569-3400. COMMUNITY CENTER EXERCISE ROOM Minimum age 15. Shirts & tennis shoes required. Cardiovascular and strength conditioning equipment. See page 35 for hours and fees. Cardiovascular Treadmills-5; Elliptical Cross Trainers-4; Stair Climbers-2; Precore Elliptical-1; Star Trac Recumbent Bike-2; Stair Master Free Climber Strength Training Leg Press/Calf Raise; Leg Curl/Leg Extension; Multi-chest; Bicep/Triceps; “Smith” Machine; Cable Crossover; Lat Pull Down/Low Row; Cybex Abdominal; Dumbbells Circuit Training Hip Abduction/Adduction; Abdominal/Low Back; Pectoral/Deltoid; Shoulder Press/Pull Down; Leg Extension/Leg Curl; Squat; Lift Task; Chest Row; Bicep/Tricep; Fitness Technology Rotary Torso; Precor Stretch Trainer SPECIAL INTEREST TARGET CENTER EVENTS Cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale & New Hope offer great ticket deals on events. Reserved group tickets available for children & adults! Registration accepted immediately online or by phone, 763-569-3400 with Visa or MasterCard. Tickets on first come basis; see deadline dates. Minimum number of tickets need to be sold to ensure group rate. If minimum is not met, you will be contacted. In past years, minimum always met. Ticket Pick-Up: Approximately 7 days before performance date. You’ll be notified when tickets arrive at Brooklyn Center Community Center. Participants provide their own transportation. Please arrive ½ hour early for events. HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS “Washington Generals Revenge Tour” Saturday, April 4, 7:00 p.m. The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to town with their unrivaled family show, featuring some of the greatest athletes on the planet. With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim- rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family-creating memories that will last a lifetime. Age 2 and older need a ticket. Cost $29.00/ person (lower level corner seating). Register by March 18. Activity #16927. 32 GOLF COURSE 763-549-3750 5500 N Lilac Dr centerbrookgolf.com Golf Course Superintendent, Steve Makowske 9-Hole Par-3 golf course with manicured greens, tees, and fairways that will appeal to everyone from beginner to pro. It won’t take all day to play, usually 90 minutes or less. Returning 2014 League Members - Registration begins February 17. You must sign-up for the same day and tee time as the 2014 season. One person may register the foursome as long as all registration fees are paid at the time of registration and at least two members of the foursome golfed in the 2014 league. New League Members Welcome - Registration begins March 21 at the Centerbrook Open House Want to join a golf league? Centerbrook has openings in the 2015 golf leagues. Subs may also register beginning March 21. Registration Walk-In Registration - Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, 55430. Phone-In Registration - Call 763-569-3400 with Visa or MasterCard. Centerbrook Golf Course - Registration will also be available in person at Centerbrook when course opens in the spring. 2015 GOLF LEAGUES League Day Dates Tee Times Begin Registration Fee Activity # Women Monday Evening April 20 - Sept. 21 3:00 p.m. $35.00 16929 55+ Tuesday Morning April 21 - Sept. 22 7:00 a.m. $35.00 16930 Women Tuesday Evening April 21 - Sept. 22 5:00 p.m. $35.00 16931 Women Wednesday Morning April 22 - Sept. 23 8:00 a.m. $35.00 16932 Women Wednesday Evening April 22 - Sept. 23 4:00 p.m. $35.00 16933 55+ Thursday Morning April 23 - Sept. 24 7:00 a.m. $35.00 16934 Men Thursday Evening April 23 - Sept. 24 3:00 p.m. $35.00 16935 Twilight Twosome Friday Evening May 1 - Sept. 18 5:00 p.m. $50.00/Twosome 16936 Youth - Ages 8-16 Wednesday Morning June 10- Aug. 19 9:30 a.m. $15.00 16937  Call for Tee Time  Full Service  Groups Welcome  Company and Private Events & Outings  Electric Carts  Pull Carts  Club Rental  Snack Bar  Pro Shop LEAGUE GREEN FEES - PAYMENT OPTIONS ½ SEASON PASS 10 ROUND PASS DAILY OPTIONS SEASON PASS $140.00 Adult $125.00 Senior $135.00 Adult $117.00 Senior $15.00 Adult $13.00 Senior COST $700.00 Adult $610.00 Senior ROUNDS 11 10 1 Unlimited COST/ROUND $12.73 Adult $11.36 Senior $13.50 Adult $11.70 Senior $15.00 Adult $13.00 Senior Varies BANQUET FREE $15.00 $15.00 FREE *SAVINGS $65.00 Adult / $51.00 Senior $30.00 Adult / $26.00 Senior $0 / $0 Varies *Savings over buying daily green fees. 33 Centerbrook Golf Course continued ADULT BASIC FUNDAMENTAL GOLF LESSONS Easy and fun golf lessons. Minimum 5, maximum 8 per class. Bring your own clubs or we’ll furnish the clubs. Classes meet twice a week for one hour. Registration Fee $60.00/5 Lessons. YOUTH BASIC FUNDAMENTAL GOLF LESSONS Ages 6 and up. Learn to play golf the right way with these easy and fun lessons. Minimum 5, maximum 8 per class. Bring your clubs or we’ll furnish the clubs. Classes 1 hour. Registration Fee $32.00/3 Lessons. REFRESHER AND PRIVATE GOLF LESSONS Design Your Own Lessons Choose the number of people to be included, lesson times & golf skills to work on. Cost determined by lesson design. For more info or to schedule lessons, call 763-549-3750. CENTERBROOK EVENTS EVENTS & OUTINGS Contact Steve Makowske, Golf Course Superintendent to personally plan any size event. 763-549-3750 smakowske@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us Adult (ages 18-59) $15.00 Senior (ages 60 & over) $13.00 Junior (ages 6-17) $11.00 Electric Golf Cart $14.00 Pull Cart $3.00 Rental Clubs $6.00 2015 DAILY FEES/ROUND Adult (18-59) - 10 rounds for the price of 9 $135.00 Senior (60 & over) - 10 rounds for the price of 9 $117.00 Junior (6-17) - 10 rounds for the price of 9 $99.00 Electric Golf Cart - 10 rounds for the price of 9 $126.00 2015 PASS CARD FEES MAY Mother’s Day Golf Special Friday, May 8-Sunday, May 10 Mom's round of golf is free when joined by 2 or 3! Memorial Day Family Golf Special Monday, May 25 With paid green fee, receive complimentary hotdog and beverage (pop or water). JUNE Father’s Day Golf Special Friday, June 19-Sunday, June 21 Dad's round of golf is free when joined by 2 or 3! Earle Brown Days Golf Tournament Friday, June 26 Details in summer brochure! JULY 4th of July Family Golf Special Friday, July 3- Sunday, July 5 $13.00/1st adult; $5.00/each additional golfer! Each group must have at least one adult and one junior (ages 6-17). 4th of July Special Saturday, July 4 With paid green fee, receive complimentary hotdog and beverage (pop or water). SEPTEMBER Labor Day Weekend Family Golf Special Friday, September 4 - Monday, September 7 $13.00/1st adult; $5.00/each additional golfer! Each group must have at least one adult and one junior (ages 6-17). OCTOBER Skeleton Scramble Saturday, October 24, 1:00 p.m. (shotgun start) Fee $35.00/golfer! Includes golf, t-shirt, meal & chance to win prizes. SUNDAY FAMILY GOLF SPECIAL EVERY SUNDAY Cost for round of golf is $13.00 for 1st adult and $5.00 for each additional golfer. Each group must have at least one adult and one junior (ages 6-17). Saturday, March 21& Sunday, March 22 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Centerbrook Clubhouse  Sign up for leagues  See our new merchandise  Discount on merchandise  Spin the Wheel for Prizes  Refreshments  Purchase your season pass & receive complimentary round 4500 Holes of GOLF! September 15 until end of season! $99.00 34 PARKS Priority reservations for Brooklyn Center residents is February 3-May 15, 2015. Reservations for non-residents available beginning May 18. Reservations must be made in person at the community center Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Proof of address, signature on contract/permit, deposit and non -refundable reservation fee payments are required when making reservation. Reservation period May 1 -October 15. Minimum 7 days notice required.  Applicable taxes will be applied to fees.  $50 portable restroom clean is included in the reservation fee for Evergreen, Northport and Centennial picnic shelters . Optional fee of $50 for restroom clean for other parks may be available upon request.  $50 damage/policy compliance fee required on all picnic shelter reservations.  $250 damage/policy compliance fee required on Kylawn & West Palmer shelter building/picnic shelter reservations.  Fees are subject to change.  Alcohol prohibited.  No radios, boom boxes, recorded music, loud speakers, live music or amplified sound equipment allowed.  Driving vehicles on trails and parking on grass is prohibited.  Parking available in designated parking lots. Underestimating number of guests may result in inadequate parking.  Each picnic shelter has a maximum occupancy limit. If occupancy is exceeded, damage deposit may be forfeited.  Clean up of shelter and surrounding area is the responsibility of permit holder. Must leave shelter in good condition for nex t group. If additional staff time, beyond normal cleaning, is required to clean shelter and surrounding area, additional charge s for personnel and cleaning supplies will be deducted from damage deposit.  Permit holder must be on site during event and is responsible for group’s compliance of City policies & ordinances. Park Reservation Fee Portable Restrooms Maximum # of People Bellvue Picnic Shelter - 801 - 55th Ave N $25 1 25 Centennial Gazebo - 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy $130 1 200 Centennial Softball Field Shelter - 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy $130 2 200 East Palmer Picnic Shelter - 7027 Oliver Ave N $40 1 40 Evergreen Picnic Shelter - 7112 Bryant Ave N $110 1 150 Firehouse Picnic Shelter - 6535 Bryant Ave N $40 1 40 Freeway Picnic Shelter - 6701 Beard Ave N $25 No 50 Happy Hollow Picnic Shelter - 5030 Abbott Ave N $25 1 50 Kylawn Picnic Shelter - 6015 Kyle Ave N Kylawn Shelter Building & Picnic Shelter $40 $130 1 40 Shelter; 35 Building 75 Both Lions Picnic Shelter - 5501 Russell Ave N $40 1 100 Northport Picnic Shelter - France Ave & Burquest Ln $110 1 150 Orchard Lane Picnic Shelter - 6512 Perry Ave N $25 No 40 Riverdale Picnic Shelter - 7031 Dallas Rd $25 No 50 Twin Lake Picnic Shelter - 4651 Twin Lake Ave $25 1 25 West Palmer Picnic Shelter - 7110 Palmer Lk Dr W West Palmer Shelter Building & Picnic Shelter $40 $130 1 40 Shelter; 35 Building 75 Both Willow Lane Picnic Shelter - 4800 - 69th Ave N $25 1 50 PICNIC SHELTER RESERVATIONS COMMUNITY GARDEN PROGRAM The Community Garden program provides an opportunity for citizens to grow their own produce and flowers. Where: West side of Centennial Park What is Provided: 20ˊ x 20ˊ garden plot (18 plots available); water provided by the City; fence; tilled by the City When: May 1 - October 31. (Season may start later depending on weather conditions.) Fee: $50.00 per plot (cash or check only). Must be paid at time of application. Activity #16928. Priority given to Brooklyn Center residents. Proof of residency required. Applications for residents available on February 2, 2015. Applications for non-residents available May 1, 2015, space providing. Information & applications available at Community Center. 35 FEATURES  50 Meter Swimming Pool — Ages 6 & younger must be accompanied by an adult. Appropriate swimwear required.  Wading Pool — Ages 6 & younger when supervised by an adult. Appropriate swimwear required.  Water Slide — Children less than 52" tall who wish to use the water slide must pass swim test or be accompanied by an adult. The recreation department reserves the right to open the water slide during non-scheduled times.  Exercise Room — Ages 15 & older. Children not allowed even if accompanied by an adult. Shirts and tennis shoes required.  Sauna — Ages 18 & older. Children not allowed even if accompanied by an adult.  Locker Rooms — Coin operated lockers (25¢) available. No one over age 5 allowed in opposite gender locker rooms.  Family Locker Rooms MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS Membership entitles member to use the swimming pool, water slide, diving boards, exercise room & sauna during open hours. Proof of same address required for dual, senior, senior dual, household & household+ memberships.  Individual Membership — Available to one person.  Dual Membership — Available to two people who both reside at the same address.  Senior Membership — Available to Brooklyn Center senior residents age 62 & older.  Senior Dual Membership — Available to two Brooklyn Center senior residents age 62 & older both residing at same address.  Household Membership — Available to two adults & up to three dependents age 17 & younger or full -time students age 22 & younger who are attending post-secondary school. Proof of post-secondary status required.  Household+ Membership — Same as Household (see above). Additional dependents may be added for $8.50/month/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 - Effective Jan. 1, 2015 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 1 Year Individual $32.00 $86.00 $154.00 $250.00 Dual $40.50 $109.00 $194.00 $316.00 Senior $26.00 $70.00 $125.00 $234.00 Senior Dual $34.00 $92.00 $163.00 $306.00 Household $46.50 $126.00 $223.00 $363.00 Household+ $46.50 + $8.50 per additional dependent $126.00 + 25.50 per additional dependent $223.00 + 51.00 per additional dependent $363.00 + 102.00 per additional 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 Thursday, December 25 - Christmas Day — Thursday, January 1 - New Year’s Day Sunday, April 5 - Easter — Monday, May 25 - Memorial 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 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 Saturday, March 21 & Sunday, March 22 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 5500 N Lilac Dr.  Sign up for leagues  See our new merchandise  Discount on merchandise  Spin the Wheel for Prizes  Refreshments  Purchase your season pass & receive complimentary round For league information, pass card & daily round fees, upcoming events and lessons, see pages 32 & 33.