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2015 Edition 191 Summer www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | CITY OFCITY OFCITY OF BROOKLYN CENTER A GREAT PLACE TO START, A GREAT PLACE TO STAY www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org Summer 2015 Edition 191 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 Nice Neighborhoods, National Police Week Police News Street & Construction Projects Events, Celebrate Ethnicity, Flushing Police Officers Association, Q&A Environmental News Water and Sewer Information Wellhead Protections City Contacts Recreation Brochure The 33rd Annual Brooklyn Center Earle Brown Days Festival is June 25-27, 2015. Join your neighbors and friends for food, fun, and family friendly activities. Many activities are free or low cost. The festival starts with a parade at 6:30 pm on June 25. You can also watch the parade live on cable television Channel 12. The festival ends with fireworks at Centennial Park on June 27. Other festival activities include craft & business expo, kids fishing contest, petting zoo, kids crafts, planting activity, fire truck, Capri Big Band concert, golf tournament, and Family Fun & Games. See back page for a schedule of events or visit the website, Search Earle Brown Days. Earle Brown Days June 25-27, 2015 Food & Fun for Everyone 2 3 4 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 Excitement is building as new stores plan to open this spring. People have noticed that signs are up for TJ Maxx and Michaels. It’s a sign that these stores will be opening this spring. Other stores that are in construction and will open soon include Rue 21, Sally’s Beauty Store, and Villa. Jimmy John’s Sandwich Shop is one of the tenants scheduled to open this spring as well. The interior finish is underway for WingStop, one of the first of their stores in Minnesota, specializing in fresh and hot chicken wings. Stores that are currently open for business in Shingle Creek Crossing include Walmart, Aspen Dental, Qdoba, Sprint, Footlocker, Kids Footlocker, T-Mobile, Panda Express, LA Fitness, Applebees, Holiday Station Store, AT&T, and Sears. More details and a site map of the development can be viewed at Mid-America’s website, www.midamericagrp.com, or the City’s website. It’s A Sign New Stores Opening Soon at Shingle Creek Crossing 2 | Brooklyn Center Summer 2015 City Watch The best way to attract and retain responsible neighbors (residents and businesses) is to keep neighborhoods nice. Especially in spring, properties need some extra care and attention to keep them clean, safe, and attractive. The following checklist will get you and your property off to a good start.  Pick up litter and trash in your yard and neighborhood.  Inspect siding, roof, and windows for any areas that may need to be repaired or replaced.  Inspect driveway for cracks or damage and plan and make repairs.  Trim trees and shrubs before they start growing this season.  Check your lawn mower and make sure it is operable. Replace air filter, check blade, and change oil and spark plug.  Mow and trim grass to the optimum height between 2.5 to 3.5 inches.  Use lawn care products, such as fertilizer and weed control, according to manufacturer’s instructions.  Clean gutters and make sure all down spouts are attached.  Remove all remaining dead plants from last year’s landscaping.  Replace mulch where needed. Free wood chips are available at City Hall.  Repair damaged areas of the yard, especially along the driveways. If you have questions about community programs, please contact the Building & Community Standards Department at (763) 569-3330. National Police Week May 10 -16, 2015 Recognizing Those Who Serve and Protect In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. He recognized the contributions and challenges of law enforcement. Currently, law enforcement officers from around the world participate in a number of planned events that honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Few people know about the community work law enforcement personnel perform outside their normal duties. A few of these activities are highlighted throughout this newsletter. Since 1959 the Brooklyn Center Police Officers Association has operated under the mission of, “To enhance fraternalism among the employees of the Brooklyn Center Police Department while promoting the organization’s image through service and support to the community”. While the Association is a separate entity from the City, it is currently open to all 48 sworn officers within the Police Department. For the past seven years, the Association has supported Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN) and participates in several fundraisers. At this time, more than $70,000 has been raised through the Polar Plunge; the Cop on Top at Cub Foods; the Run, Jump or Fly 5K at Palmer Lake; and the Torch Run Final Leg to the summer games. In addition to fundraising efforts, the Association supports a wide variety of local events and organizations such as the Police Explorer Program and Safety Academy. The Association also equipped the fitness center at the Police Department to promote employee health. The Association funds its activities through annual membership dues, occasional fundraising events, and public donations. In National Police Week, requests for donations are mailed to residents and businesses. For more information, contact Association President Terry Olson at (763) 503-3214. Brooklyn Center Police Officers Association Going Above and Beyond Keep It Clean Tips for a Nice Neighborhood www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 3 Residents and Businesses Make The Best Police Partners Report Suspicious Behaviors and Activities The Police Department proactively patrols the City and often detects and stops criminal activity before it starts. We are continuously looking for ways to make the City even safer, and some of our best partners are residents and businesses. In 2014, the City experienced a significant decrease in crime. Violent crime was down approximately 24% and serious crime was down approximately 30% since 2013. Many of the arrests made for thefts, burglaries, assaults, and robberies, were a result of residents who saw something suspicious and reported it to 911. Arrests resulting in convictions often prevent future crime. Residents and businesses are the true neighborhood experts. You know what belongs in your neighborhood, what is normal behavior, and what is strange or suspicious. When you see suspicious behaviors and activities, please call 911. The Police Department can be more effective when additional eyes are watching out for the City. When you call to report suspicious behaviors, include as many details as possible. These details help patrol officers locate and stop suspicious behaviors and activities that could lead to crime. From left to right: Sgt. G. Flesland, Ofc. B. Akers, Ofc. J. Iverson, Ofc. R. Soliday, Ofc. J. Lund, Ofc. S. Smith II, Ofc. J. Kotecki, Ofc. J. Wilkins Police Report New Scam Money Scams Targeting Residents This time of the year there are a variety of tax scams circulating the news, but those aren’t the only scams to watch out for this spring. Recently, a resident reported receiving a phone call stating that his grandson is in jail and he needs $2,000 to get bailed out. The scammers wanted the money either wired to them, or paid to them using a credit card. Fortunately the resident thought twice and contacted the Police Department before sending any money. Unfortunately this resident hasn’t been the only person in the area targeted by this scam; there have been multiple reports throughout the metro area about similar calls regarding relatives needing money for bail. If you think you are being targeted by a scam, the first thing you should do is hang- up, followed by reporting the scam to the police. Together We Make a Difference! In 2014, Part I Crimes (violent crimes) declined to the lowest levels in 16 years (since 1999). Property crimes declined to the lowest levels in 30 years (since 1985). 4 | Brooklyn Center Summer 2015 City Watch Road Construction Season—City Infrastructure Improvements for 2015 This spring the City will kick-off several construction projects. Included in the City’s “to-do list” are two neighborhood street and utility reconstruction projects, the water treatment plant, annual street chip sealcoating, and regional trail improvements. The following is an overview of these major capital improvements. During construction, regular updates about City street projects will be posted on the City website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. Street Reconstruction Projects For the past 21 years, the City has conducted a Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to reconstruct aging streets and maintain the public infrastructure. The CIP is a planning document that presents a fifteen-year overview of potential capital improvement projects and is available for review on the City’s website, Search CIP. Freeway Park Area Reconstruction Project The proposed roadway and utility improvements include full street reconstruction of all streets (except Freeway Blvd.) consisting of bituminous paving, new concrete curb and gutter, partial replacement of the sanitary sewer, partial replacement of the water main, storm sewer upgrades, and street light replacements. Partial street reconstruction of Freeway Blvd. includes bituminous paving and miscellaneous repairs of concrete curb and gutter, sidewalks, and driveway aprons. Work is expected to begin near the middle of May and be completed by fall 2015. Weekly progress reports will be available on the City’s website, Search Freeway. 63rd Ave. Reconstruction Project The proposed roadway and utility improvements include full street reconstruction of 63rd Ave. (west of Brooklyn Blvd.) consisting of bituminous paving, replacement of concrete curb and gutter, replacement of the south sidewalk, converting the sidewalk along the north side of the roadway to a 10’ bituminous trail, replacement of the sanitary sewer, replacement of the water main, and storm sewer upgrades. Traffic calming improvements are proposed at key locations including narrowing of the striped thru-lanes, “neckdowns” at the intersections, and enhanced crosswalks with medians. Work is expected to begin near the end of May and completed by fall 2015. Weekly progress reports will be available on the City’s website, Search 63rd Ave. Connections at Shingle Creek The cities of Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park are working together on a project to create a regional trail connection and to address the biota and dissolved oxygen impairment in Shingle Creek. The project will improve conditions for pedestrians and bikers along Brooklyn Blvd., create outdoor learning spaces for Park Center High School and Brooklyn Junior High School, stabilize and restore eroded stream banks, and add fish and insect habitat. Continued on next page… Map of Freeway Park Area Reconstruction Project Map of new Shingle Creek Trail Map of 63rd Ave. Reconstruction Project www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 5 Reconstruction Improvements continued... Twin Lakes Regional Trail The City is partnering with Three Rivers Park District to relocate a portion of the Twin Lake Regional Trail that runs along France Ave. and 53rd Ave. to a new location along Hwy. 100. While the old trail will remain and revert back under the City’s jurisdiction, the new trail will be operated and maintained by the park district. The new trail will provide a better, more direct regional trail connection by the new route. This project is expected to be constructed and completed this the summer. Sealcoating Sealcoating is scheduled to be completed along City streets identified on the map as follows: Shingle Creek Pkwy. from I-694 to Co. Rd. 10; Summit Ave. from Shingle Creek Pwky. to Hwy. 100; Earle Brown Dr. from Summit Ave. to John Martin Dr.; John Martin Dr. from Shingle Creek Pkwy. to Hwy. 100 ramp. Sealcoating is routinely completed each year to preserve the pavement and extend the service life of the roadway. Public Works crews will complete crack sealing and pothole patching prior to applying a chip seal to the road surface. Commuters should expect minor traffic delays during this one day project. Map of new Twin Lake Regional Trail Map of new water treatment plant Water Treatment Plant In response to a health advisory issued by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) regarding high levels of manganese, the City Council directed staff to develop an action plan to address the issue. The long-term solution was to build a water treatment plant. In September 2014, the City, along with their consultant, Bolton and Menk, and contractor, Knutson Construction, broke ground for the new water treatment plant. The water treatment plant will filter and remove manganese from the drinking water. It will be located between Camden Ave. and Hwy. 252, east of the Evergreen School and Park. Construction is on schedule with completion anticipated fall 2015. Map of sealcoating project 6 | Brooklyn Center Summer 2015 City Watch Save The Dates Annual Hydrant Flushing City Begins Flushing on April 27, 2015 City utility crews will begin flushing water lines Monday, April 27, 2015. The process will occur over five consecutive days beginning at 7 am and continuing until 3:30 pm. The flushing may loosen rust in the pipes that could stain laundry. Residents are encouraged to check their water before doing laundry and to delay doing laundry, especially whites, until the process is completed in their area (see map). Please slow down and be careful when workers are operating hydrants to help keep them safe. If you have questions about the water line flushing, please call the Public Works Department at (763) 585-7100. Fire Safety For All Ages—Tips on Video No matter how much you learned about fire safety when you were young, you are never too old to be reminded of what to do in emergency situations. In February, the City’s Fire Department shared fire safety tips at the Brooklyn Center Lioness Club meeting. Channel 12 News captured the presentation on video. You can view the safety tips video on the City’s website, Search Fire Safety. Schedule Area 1: April 27 Area 2: April 28 Area 3: April 29 Area 4: April 30 Area 5: May 1 Hydrant Flushing Area Join these meetings and activities. Learn more about these events on the City website or call City Hall. Public Safety Events April 21- Police/Citizen Award Ceremony May 15- Crime Prevention Golf Tournament August 3- National Night Out Kickoff Party August 4- National Night Out Neighborhood Area Meetings May 21- West Palmer Lake June 18- Riverwood July 15- Bellvue September 15- Happy Hollow Skywarn Severe Weather Education Class On April 23 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm, learn how to identify and report severe weather hazards. Registration is required. For more information, visit the City website or call the Fire Department at (763) 549-3639. Over 15% of Brooklyn Center’s population reported as Asian alone or in combination with one or more other races in Census 2010. Throughout our history, Asian-Pacific Americans have made great contributions to our heritage and prosperity. Asian-Pacific American is one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the United States. During the observance of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, we celebrate the cultural traditions, ancestry, native languages, and unique experiences represented among the ethnic groups from Asia and the Pacific Islands. We also recognize Asian-Pacific Americans whose love of family, hard work, and community has helped unite and sustain us as a community. Celebrate Diversity May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 7 National Police Week continued… Police Officers Association The Honor Guard Every member of the Police Officers Association is also a member of the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association (LEMA). Officer Kim Potter represents the LEMA Honor Guard for the Brooklyn Center Police Department. All members of the Honor Guard receive specialized training and participate in the following events:  Line of duty funerals– Caisson Team and others  Retiree deaths  Color Guard at public events  MN Chiefs of Police Association Convention  MN Sheriff Association Convention  Special Olympics events and others  Annual events for Police Memorial at the Minnesota State Capitol.  Selected local events with a connection to the Police Department. Questions For Cops As part of National Police Week, employees from the Police Department were asked to share their views about their profession. Question (Q). What are some qualities of successful police officers? Answer (A). They have this innate ability of perception and to see the subtleties of a situation. These characteristics cannot be taught. (A) They know how to interact with all kinds of people. They can influence people first without having to use authority. They also need to know the actions to take that are appropriate for the situation. (A) The ability to preserve compassion and empathy is important. We see a lot of things, both good and bad. (Q) What are some of the biggest challenges of the law enforcement profession? (A) Recently, it is maintaining public trust in light of some negative national publicity. In Brooklyn Center, we have worked hard the past several years to build relationships with all segments of our community. We are fortunate to have great leaders in our faith based community, cultural groups, businesses, and our neighborhoods. We are working hard to ensure these positive relationships continue. (A) Attracting and retaining the best [employees]. Like other professions, we are facing a lot of retirements in the next few years. It will be a challenge as law enforcement agencies compete for the new generation of employees. (A) Meeting expectations of the public. Sometimes we feel the demands outpace our resources. That is one reason that we use a comprehensive approach in determining priorities– statistical analysis, collaboration, customer feedback, etc. (Q) What is one thing that you would like people to know about the law enforcement profession? (A) Most cops are well-intentioned, yet fallible. We have successes and sometimes make mistakes. We go through a lot of training, which improves our outcomes. Most people become police officers because they want to make a real difference. We want people to feel that what we do matters. A ccording to the Officer Down Memorial, in 2014 125 police officers died in the line of duty in the United States. Deaths were related to illnesses, vehicle incidents, gunfire, or accidents. Twenty K9s also died in the line of duty. More information can be found at www.odmp.org. Officer Potter presents U.S. flag at Sergeant Joe Bergeron’s funeral, end of watch May 1, 2010 8 | Brooklyn Center Summer 2015 City Watch Yard maintenance can be tiresome for some people, but hiring a tree service contractor should not be. If you have a tree that needs trimming or removal, you should consider the following items when hiring a service.  Many reputable companies have sufficient work so they generally don’t go door-to-door soliciting work. Door-knockers do not always have your best interest in mind.  Verify the company is registered with the City; tree maintenance services must be registered. Registration requires specific insurance requirements.  Be certain you receive a written contract that outlines expectations such as dates, work to be performed, clean-up details, total cost, etc.  Don’t be rushed to make a decision and never pay in advance. For more information or to check if a tree service is registered, visit the City’s website, Search Tree, or call the Public Works Department at (763) 585-7100. A Cut Above The Rest How to Hire a Tree Maintenance Service Does your lawn or garden need a facelift? Adding woodchips to your landscape is a quick and environmentally friendly way to improve the look of your landscaping. During the months of May through September, free woodchips are available for Brooklyn Center residents in the south parking lot of City Hall. Please do not dump debris or other lawn waste at this location. Free woodchips are only available while supplies last. Chipping In Where We Can Free Woodchips at City Hall This time of the year is a good time to clean garages and basements. As you begin to create the “keep” and “throw” piles, remember that some of the more hazardous materials cannot be thrown away with regular garbage. These materials often require special facilities to properly process them. Twice a year a Special Material Drop-Off Day is scheduled to get-rid-of household items such as carpet, scrap metal, appliances and even used oil. This spring’s Special Material Drop-Off Day will be held Saturday, March 25, 2015 from 8 am to 3 pm. The drop-off site is located at the Brooklyn Park Operations & Maintenance Facility at 8300 Noble Ave. N. and is available to HRG residents (Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, and New Hope). The Vietnam Veterans of America will also be accepting clothing donations during at the drop-off facility. For a complete list of items that will be accepted for free, with a small fee, or not accepted, visit the City’s website, Search Drop-off, or call the HRG Recycling Coordinator at (763) 493-8006. Special Material Drop-Off Day Saturday, April 25, 2015 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 9 The City of Brooklyn Center has become a Minnesota GreenStep City, joining 80 other Minnesota cities. The GreenStep City program is a voluntary program that provides a pathway to assist cities in achieving their sustainability goals. The program is based on the implementation of 28 sustainability best practices that focus on cost savings, energy use reduction, and innovation. While Brooklyn Center has already taken some steps to become more energy efficient (energy efficient bulbs, fleet management, etc.), the GreenStep program encourages additional actions in five main areas. These areas include buildings and lighting, land use, transportation, environmental management, and economic and community development. Cities that complete a certain number of best practices may become Step Two or Step Three GreenStep Cities. You can learn more about the program and track Brooklyn Center’s progress at www.greenstep.pca.state.mn.us or call the Public Works Engineering Division (763) 569-3340. Minnesota GreenSteps Cities—A Green Goal for the Community The Brooklyn Center 2014 Consumer Confidence Report will be available beginning May 1, 2015. This report contains results of the monitoring performed of the City’s drinking water in 2014. The purpose of this report is to advance consumers’ understanding of drinking water and heighten awareness of the need to protect precious water resources. The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. These regulations help ensure tap water is safe to drink. The Food and Drug Administration regulates the limits for contaminants in bottled water, which provide the same protection for public health. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791. To view the report, visit the City’s website, Search Consumer Confidence Report. If you do not have access to a computer or would like a paper copy, please call (763) 585-7100. The report may also be viewed on the computer kiosk at City Hall. 2014 Consumer Confidence Report Analyzing Your Drinking Water 10 | Brooklyn Center Summer 2015 City Watch Stormwater pollutants find their way into what we drink, where we fish, and where we swim. Everything that goes into the storm drains—grass clippings, soap, pesticides, pet waste, etc.—makes its way to our streams. Stormwater pollution is our biggest source of water pollution, and we all are the solution! What you can do: By following the practices below, you can help reduce the amount of pollutants making their way into stormwater.  Bag or compost leaves and grass clippings. Use zero phosphorus fertilizer and follow proper application procedures. Sweep spilled fertilizer off of paved surfaces.  Properly dispose of pet waste.  Clean up any oil leaks or spills from your vehicle from paved surfaces and dispose of automotive fluids, paint, and other hazardous materials properly.  Avoid using pesticides and other lawn chemicals or use them responsibly. Keep them off paved surfaces.  If you see any suspicious dumping, call 911 right away. If you have materials such as yard waste, used oil, or other pollutants, you may drop them off for free or a small fee during the Special Material Drop-Off Day on Saturday, April 25. More information about the drop-off day can be found on page 8. You Are What You Drink How to Prevent Stormwater Pollution The City’s periodically responds to emergency failures at the City’s lift stations. Typically these alarms are activated due to grease buildup or items getting tangled or stuck in a pump. A pump failure increases the chance of a sewer backup that can affect many properties. Sewer backups are very costly and pose a serious threat to public health and safety. Residents and businesses play an important role in preventing clogged sewer drains. Items that can clog the sewer collection system or damage the wastewater pumping or treatment facility should never be flushed down the toilet. Prohibited items include disinfecting wipes, disposable mop and cleaning cloths; disposable diapers, paper towels, feminine products and other bulky so called “disposable” products; fats, oils or greases; flammable or explosive liquids, solids or gases; garbage, sand, metals, wood, straw or grass; wastepaper, plastics, glass, or cat litter (including so called “flushable” cat litter); corrosive substances, dye wastes or tanning solutions; anything radioactive; and any toxic substance. Improper disposal of these items can cause problems in the property owner’s line as well as the sanitary sewer main. These products should be disposed of properly in your household garbage, recycling, or by other approved waste disposal method. Proper care of the City’s sanitary sewer system leads to higher efficiency, fewer backups, and cost savings. If you hire a private sewer cleaning service to remove tree roots, notify the City. A secondary backup could occur if debris from the tree roots lodge in the main City sewer line. If you experience a sewer backup, call the Public Works Department immediately at (763) 585-7100 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 3:30 pm. After hours, weekends, and holidays, call 911 to dispatch Public Utility personnel. City Public Utility personnel will determine if the blockage is in the City sewer line or your private sewer line free of charge. Should You Flush That? Help Protect the City’s Sanitary Sewer System City employee removes clog from pipe www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 11 What is wellhead protection? Wellhead protection is a program to protect public water supply by preventing contaminants from entering public supply wells. The area surrounding the public wells is called the wellhead, which contributes water to the well or well field over time. The wellhead protection area is determined by using technical criteria, such as the physical characteristics of the aquifer and the effects which pumping has on the rate and direction of groundwater movement. Why is protecting groundwater important? Groundwater may be contaminated by surface contaminants such as microorganisms and chemicals. Although the City’s wells are 300 feet deep, contamination of ground water could eventually affect the water quality. Because we use it for drinking water, if it is contaminated we would need to find alternative sources for drinking. Cleaning up the groundwater is very expensive and inefficient. Therefore, it is better to prevent the pollution. Why is wellhead protection required and who administers it? The 1986 Amendments of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act requires states to implement drinking water protection programs for public water wells. The Minnesota Groundwater Protection Act of 1989 designated the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) as the lead agency for wellhead protection. What is the City doing to protect groundwater? The City is currently updating its Wellhead Protection Plan, which will be reviewed and approved by the MDH. The plan focuses on preventing contamination through the following actions:  Determining where the drinking water comes from, how vulnerable it is to potential contamination, and establishing the wellhead protection zones was completed in Phase I in 2005. Phase I is being updated in 2015, along with Phase II, which focuses on the ongoing initiatives of protecting the wellhead area.  Complying with state and federal requirements.  Educating residents and businesses about our water supply and management of hazardous materials.  Monitoring drinking water and routinely testing for contaminants.  Watching for illegal activities that may pose a significant hazard to groundwater.  Monitoring environmental investigations, cleanups and construction activities to minimize impact to groundwater. Sealing Unused Wells Unused or “abandoned” wells must be sealed according to Minnesota State Law. Sealing is the process of filling the well with a special grout. Well sealing work must be completed by a well contractor licensed by the State of Minnesota. Unused wells can become a direct “pipeline” for contamination into the groundwater system. Although most wells in Brooklyn Center are four inches or smaller in diameter, larger-diameter wells can also pose a safety hazard for children and animals who may fall into them. By Minnesota State law, a well must:  Be in use and operating properly; or  Have a Maintenance Permit from the MDH if it will be used in the future. The well must meet sanitary requirements and an annual fee is required; or  Be properly sealed. The complete “Drinking Water Quality Report- Consumer Confidence Report” can be viewed on the City website Search Consumer Confidence or at the Public Works Engineering Division at City Hall. For more information, please call the Engineering Division at (763) 585-7100, the MDH Drinking Water Protection at (651) 201-4700, or visit the MDH website at www.health.state.mn.us. Wellhead Protection—Keeping the Groundwater Clean 12 | Brooklyn Center Summer 2015 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 April Graves 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 Course 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 Do you have a green thumb and a great looking yard? Perhaps your neighbor is the envy of the block? The City is looking for Garden Spotlight nominations. To nominate someone, contact the Public Works Engineering Division at (763) 569-3340 or publicworks@ci.brooklyn- center.mn.us. More information can be found on the City’s website, Search Garden Spotlight. If your garden is identified, you will be contacted for permission prior to taking and publishing photos. Busy As A Bee? Show Off Your Hard Work The 14th annual Great Shingle Creek Watershed Clean Up takes place April 18 through April 25. To commemorate Earth Day, the official cleanup event is Saturday April 25 from 9:00 am to Noon. If you are interested in participating either as a group or as an individual, please call Jenny Whiting at (763) 585-7106. Trash bags and cotton gloves will be provided the day of the event at the Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy. Shingle Creek Watershed Clean -Up April 18–April 25, 2015 Brooklyn Center Community Activities, Recreation & Services Department 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center MN 55430 763-569-3400 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org SUMMER 2015 Centennial Civic & Veterans Memorial Amphitheater Under construction summer 2015 Buy a paver for the Plaza of Honor—see page 34 14 Registration Begins April 13 WALK-IN Register at the Community Center. PHONE-IN Please have your Visa or MasterCard number ready. Monday-Saturday, 9:30 am to 8:30 pm Sunday, 1:30 to 4:30 pm MAIL Use form on bottom of page. For your protection, we do not accept credit card payments through the mail or by fax. Mail form & check to: Brooklyn Center Recreation Department 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. Make check payable to City of Brooklyn Center. ONLINE  www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org  On Homepage select Parks & Recreation button. Under News & Events on right hand side, select Register Online. If You’ve Taken a Class With Us  You already have a login ID and family account PIN number. If you need assistance, call 763-569-3400. Set Up An Account  In person at the Community Center  Call 763-569-3400  Fill out and submit the online registration account form at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org; select parks & recreation » recreation » register online. Mail-In Registration Form (Use separate form for each person.) Name Male ____ Female ____ Birth Date Grade Address City Zip Code Phone H) (____) W) (____) C) (____) Master Contact E-Mail Activity # Activity Name Activity # Activity Name Parent/Guardian Name Amount Paid Special Needs (including food allergies): Children swim lessons – swim level _____ Jersey size – soccer program _____ 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 am - 9:00 pm Sunday - 12:30 - 5:00 pm LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION SERVICES If you or someone you know are in need of translation services in order to register for recreation classes or community center memberships, language translation services are available at the Community Center. With the help of LanguageLine, we can provide interpreting service in over 100 languages. LanguageLine is a service that connects human interpreters via telephone to individuals who wish to speak to each other but do not share a common language. This service is provided free of charge. Jim Glasoe Director 763-569-3407 Joe Ericksen Program Supervisor 763-569-3382 Kirsten Jankovich Aquatic Supervisor 763-569-3317 Sue LaCrosse Program Supervisor 763-569-3406 Steve Makowske Golf Course Superintendent 763-549-3750 Kelly Mertes Program Supervisor 763-569-3405 Natalie Ramirez Aquatic Supervisor 763-569-3317 DEPARTMENT STAFF REGISTRATION INFORMATION 15  Request for refunds must be made at least 24 hours before first class.  If you cancel after the first class, make your request 24 hours before the second class. No refunds 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 & cancellation fee deducted.  $5 cancellation fee will be charged per class or membership up to $200. Classes or memberships over $200, 3% of fee will be deducted from the refund.  No refunds given on classes or activities of $5 or less.  Refunds for classes, activities and memberships paid with a credit card using online registration or paid by cash/check at community center are refunded by check; allow 2-3 weeks.  Refunds for classes, activities and memberships paid with a credit card at the Community Center are credited to same credit card.  If classes are canceled by the recreation department, a full refund will be issued. INSIDE THIS ISSUE Adult Activities- Fitness/Pottery 28-31 Aquatics - Lessons/Camps/Special Activities 16-20 Boomers & Beyond 33-34 Centerbrook Golf Course 36-37 Community Center Hours/Rates 39 Community Tripsters 32 Dudley-Budweiser Softball Tournament/ Teen Activities/Adaptive Recreation 27 Earle Brown Days Festival Back Page Parks/Picnic Shelters 35 Policies & Refund Information 15 Puppet Playhouse 21 Registration Information 14 Special Interest 38 Sports - Youth & Adult 26 Step To It Challenge 31 Youth - Classes/Camps/Soccer Program 22-25 POLICIES & REFUND INFORMATION LIABILITY  Auxiliary Aids - Auxiliary aids for persons with disabilities available upon request at least 96 hours in advance. Persons with hearing or speech impairment served by the MN Relay Service, 711 (TTY/Voice).  Art/Cooking/Holiday Classes - Participants in art and cooking classes should dress in old clothes and/or bring a paint shirt or apron.  Discipline - Children who do not follow the rules set by the instructor will be given one warning. If they choose not to follow the rules a second time, they will not be allowed to return. No money will be refunded.  Financial Assistance - Available for Brooklyn Center resident youth who could not otherwise take a class due to financial reasons. Request and registration must be made in person at the Community Center. Not available for one-day classes, private or adaptive swim lessons, lifeguard training, water safety aide, memberships or trip programs. Limited to one class per child per season.  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 class/program 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 Classes/Lessons - Sometimes conflicts may occur in your schedule. Missed classes/lessons will not be made up. No refunds for missed classes/lessons.  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 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. DEPARTMENT MISSION 16 Our swim lessons utilize the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program. Lessons held at Community Center. Questions, call Natalie at 763-569-3317. AQUATICS PROGRAM CLASS DESCRIPTIONS Ages 5 & 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. American Red Cross Swim Levels Level 1: Introduces floating, kicking, gliding arm & leg action and breath control. Focus is on becoming safe and 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: Butterfly, front crawl, back crawl, backstroke, & safety skills. Learn sidestroke and breaststroke & 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. CHILDREN 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. BABY & ME/PARENT & TOT COMBINATION Ages 1-3. Parent must accompany child in water. Child must wear a swim diaper. 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. LIL’ TOTS - Level 1 Ages 3-5. Child is introduced to basic skills, safety & fun in the water. Limit 4 participants/class. Parents do not accompany child in water. 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.) Limit 4 participants/class. Parents do not accompany child in water. AQUA TOTS Children Ages 6 & Older DIVING LESSONS Diving 1 - Learn to Dive! Attempt your first dives from the side of pool and board. Develop elementary body control while exploring basic take-offs, diving positions & entries. Focus is on learning to dive safely. Prerequisite: Pass swim level 2. Diving 2 - Springboard Fundamentals! Diving safely from the board remains a focus as you learn to perform higher takeoffs using forward approach or back press. Expand on the basics with more air time. Prerequisite: Pass Diving 1 or test out. Diving 3 - Technical Refinement! Develop better diving through improved technique. Alignment & control standards will include cleaner entries, tighter twists & rotations, and overall consistency and composure. Prerequisite: Pass Diving 2 or test out. COMPETITIVE FITNESS SWIMMER Are you a Level 5 swimmer and interested in joining a swim team? Stroke analysis and development, speed turns & starts and basic fitness will be emphasized. LIFEGUARD TRAINING Ages 15 & up. See description on page 19. SPECIALTY Ages 11-18. Designed for beginners. Build your confidence in the water. Focus is on individual needs and developing swimming skills. TEEN Ages 16 & older. ADULT & SENIOR ADULT - BEGINNER Class will help you gain confidence & basic skills, including gliding, floating, and strokes. No prior experience needed. ADULT & SENIOR ADULT - INTERMEDIATE Have you taken lessons before but would like to learn more skills? Focus is on increasing endurance & stroke development. ADULT WOMEN ONLY Do you 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. ADULT For children & adults with physical or developmental disabilities or Autism. Missed lessons will not be made up. Registration deadline is two days before class start date. Ratio is one student/instructor. ADAPTIVE/AQUA BUDDIES PRIVATE Minimum age 5. Whether to improve specific stroke techniques, conquer fear of water, gain confidence, or focus on skills, private lessons are designed to meet the individual needs of you or your child. Missed lessons will not be made up. Registration deadline is two days before class start date. Ratio is one student/instructor. 17 Aquatics continued Class Time Fee Activity # Children – Levels 1-4 Children – Levels 1-4 Children – Levels 1-6 Children – Levels 1-6 Children – Levels 1-4 Children – Levels 1-4 4:30-5:00 pm 5:10-5:40 pm 5:45-6:15 pm 6:20-6:50 pm 6:55-7:25 pm 7:30-8:00 pm $58.00 $58.00 $58.00 $58.00 $58.00 $58.00 16959 16960 16961 16962 16963 16964 Baby & Me 5:45-6:15 pm 6:20-6:50 pm $58.00 $58.00 17014 17015 Baby & Me/Parent & Tot Combination 5:10-5:40 pm 6:55-7:25 pm $58.00 $58.00 17023 17024 Parent & Tot 4:30-5:00 pm 6:20-6:50 pm $58.00 $58.00 17034 17035 Lil’ Tots - Level 1 4:30-5:00 pm 5:45-6:15 pm 6:20-6:50 pm $58.00 $58.00 $58.00 17043 17044 17045 Lil’ Tots - Level 2 4:30-5:00 pm 5:45-6:15 pm 6:20-6:50 pm $58.00 $58.00 $58.00 17062 17063 17064 Diving 1 5:10-5:40 pm $58.00 17000 Diving 2-3 7:30-8:00 pm $58.00 17001 Adaptive/Aqua Buddies 4:30-5:00 pm 7:30-8:00 pm $105.00 $105.00 17081 17082 Private 4:00-4:30 pm 5:30-6:00 pm $190.00 $190.00 17111 17112 Adult Beginner 7:15-7:45 pm $58.00 17124 Adult Women Only 7:15-7:45 pm $58.00 17132 Mondays, June 8-August 10 – 10 lessons (30 min.) Class Time Fee Activity # Children – Levels 1-4 Children – Levels 1-4 Children – Levels 1-4 Children – Levels 1-6 Children – Levels 1-6 4:00-4:40 pm 4:45-5:25 pm 5:30-6:10 pm 6:20-7:00 pm 7:15-7:55 pm $39.00 $39.00 $39.00 $39.00 $39.00 16965 16966 16967 16968 16969 Baby & Me 6:20-7:00 pm 7:15-7:55 pm $39.00 $39.00 17016 17017 Baby & Me/Parent & Tot Combination 5:30-6:10 pm $39.00 17025 Parent & Tot 4:45-5:25 pm 6:20-6:50 pm $39.00 $39.00 17036 17037 Lil’ Tots - Level 1 4:45-5:25 pm 5:30-6:10 pm 6:20-7:00 pm $39.00 $39.00 $39.00 17046 17047 17048 Lil’ Tots - Level 2 4:45-5:25 pm 5:30-6:10 pm 6:20-7:00 pm $39.00 $39.00 $39.00 17065 17066 17067 Diving 1-2 7:15-7:55 pm $39.00 17002 Adaptive/Aqua Buddies (30 min.) 5:30-6:00 pm 7:15-7:45 pm $52.50 $52.50 17083 17084 Teen 4:45-5:25 pm $39.00 17006 Adult Beginner 7:15-7:55 pm $39.00 17125 Thursdays, June 11-July 9 – 5 lessons (40 min.) Class Time Fee Activity # Children – Levels 1-4 Children – Levels 1-4 Children – Levels 1-4 Children – Levels 1-6 Children – Levels 1-6 4:00-4:40 pm 4:45-5:25 pm 5:30-6:10 pm 6:20-7:00 pm 7:15-7:55 pm $39.00 $39.00 $39.00 $39.00 $39.00 16970 16971 16972 16973 16974 Baby & Me 6:20-7:00 pm 7:15-7:55 pm $39.00 $39.00 17018 17019 Baby & Me/Parent & Tot Combination 5:30-6:10 pm $39.00 17026 Parent & Tot 4:45-5:25 pm 6:20-6:50 pm $39.00 $39.00 17038 17039 Lil’ Tots - Level 1 4:45-5:25 pm 5:30-6:10 pm 6:20-7:00 pm $39.00 $39.00 $39.00 17049 17050 17051 Lil’ Tots - Level 2 4:45-5:25 pm 5:30-6:10 pm 6:20-7:00 pm $39.00 $39.00 $39.00 17068 17069 17070 Diving 1-2 7:15-7:55 pm $39.00 17003 Adaptive/Aqua Buddies (30 min.) 5:30-6:00 pm 7:15-7:45 pm $52.50 $52.50 17085 17086 Teen 4:45-5:25 pm $39.00 17007 Adult Beginner 7:15-7:55 pm $39.00 17126 Adult Intermediate 7:15-7:55 pm $39.00 17131 Thursdays, July 16-August 13 – 5 lessons (40 min.) Class Time Fee Activity # Adaptive/Aqua Buddies 9:35-10:05 am 10:10-10:40 am 10:45-11:15 am $63.00 $63.00 $63.00 17102 17103 17104 Private 11:15-11:45 am $114.00 17121 Mon, Wed & Fri. June 8-26 – 6 lessons (30 min.)(Jean) No class June 15, 17 & 19. For more Adaptive and Private Swim Lessons with Jean, see page 19. 18 Aquatics continued Class Time Fee Activity # Children – Levels 1-4 Children – Levels 1-4 Children – Levels 1-6 Children – Levels 1-6 Children – Levels 1-6 9:00-9:30 am 9:35-10:05 am 10:10-10:40 am 10:45-11:15 am 11:20-11:50 am $47.00 $47.00 $47.00 $47.00 $47.00 16975 16976 16977 16978 16979 Baby & Me 9:00-9:30 am $47.00 17020 Baby & Me/Parent & Tot Combination 11:20-11:50 am $47.00 17027 Parent & Tot 9:35-10:05 am $47.00 17040 Lil’ Tots - Level 1 10:10-10:40 am 10:45-11:15 am $47.00 $47.00 17052 17053 Lil’ Tots - Level 2 9:35-10:05 am 10:45-11:15 am $47.00 $47.00 17071 17072 Diving 1-2 9:00-9:30 am $47.00 17004 Diving 2-3 10:45-11:15 am $47.00 17005 Adaptive/Aqua Buddies 9:00-9:30 am 9:35-10:05 am 10:10-10:40 am 10:45-11:15 am 11:20-11:50 am $84.00 $84.00 $84.00 $84.00 $84.00 17087 17088 17089 17090 17091 Private 11:20-11:50 am 12:00-12:30 pm $152.00 $152.00 17113 17114 Saturdays, June 20-August 15 – 8 lessons (30 min.) (No class July 4) Class Time Fee Activity # Children – Levels 1-4 Children – Levels 1-6 Children – Levels 1-4 9:40-10:20 am 10:30-11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am $39.00 $39.00 $39.00 16980 16981 16982 Baby & Me/Parent & Tot Combination 9:40-10:20 am $39.00 17028 Lil’ Tots - Level 1 9:40-10:20 am $39.00 17054 Lil’ Tots - Level 2 9:40-10:20 am $39.00 17073 Adaptive/Aqua Buddies (30 min.) 9:40-10:10 am 11:15-11:45 am $52.50 $52.50 17092 17093 Private (30 min.) 11:15-11:45 am $95.00 17115 Teen 9:40-10:20 am $39.00 17008 Monday-Friday, June 15-19 – 5 lessons (40 min.) Class Time Fee Activity # Children – Levels 1-4 Children – Levels 1-6 Children – Levels 1-4 9:40-10:20 am 10:30-11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am $39.00 $39.00 $39.00 16983 16984 16985 Baby & Me/Parent & Tot Combination 10:30-11:10 am $39.00 17029 Lil’ Tots - Level 1 9:40-10:20 am $39.00 17055 Lil’ Tots - Level 2 11:15-11:55 am $39.00 17074 Adaptive/Aqua Buddies (30 min.) 9:40-10:10 am 10:30-11:00 am $52.50 $52.50 17094 17095 Private (30 min.) 11:15-11:45 am $95.00 17116 Adult Beginner 9:40-10:20 am $39.00 17127 Competitive Fitness Swimmer 10:30-11:10 am $39.00 17012 Monday-Friday, July 6-10 – 5 lessons (40 min.) Class Time Fee Activity # Children – Levels 1-4 Children – Levels 1-6 Children – Levels 1-4 9:40-10:20 am 10:30-11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am $39.00 $39.00 $39.00 16986 16987 16988 Baby & Me/Parent & Tot Combination 10:30-11:10 am $39.00 17030 Lil’ Tots - Level 1 10:30-11:10 am $39.00 17056 Lil’ Tots - Level 2 10:30-11:10 am $39.00 17075 Adaptive/Aqua Buddies (30 min.) 9:40-10:10 am 11:15-11:45 am $52.50 $52.50 17096 17097 Private (30 min.) 9:40-10:10 am $95.00 17117 Adult Beginner 11:15-11:55 am $39.00 17128 Teen 11:15-11:55 am $39.00 17009 Monday-Friday, August 3-7 – 5 lessons (40 min.) Class Time Fee Activity # Children – Levels 1-4 Children – Levels 1-6 Children – Levels 1-4 9:40-10:20 am 10:30-11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am $39.00 $39.00 $39.00 16989 16990 16991 Baby & Me/Parent & Tot Combination 10:30-11:10 am $39.00 17031 Lil’ Tots - Level 1 11:15-11:55 am $39.00 17057 Lil’ Tots - Level 2 11:15-11:55 am $39.00 17076 Private (30 min.) 9:40-10:10 am $95.00 17118 Adult Women Only 9:40-10:20 am $39.00 17134 Teen 10:30-11:10 am $39.00 17010 Monday-Friday, August 10-14 – 5 lessons (40 min.) 19 Aquatics continued Class Time Fee Activity # Children – Levels 1-4 Children – Levels 1-4 Children – Levels 1-6 Children – Levels 1-6 9:35-10:05 am 10:10-10:40 am 10:45-11:15 am 11:20-11:50 am $58.00 $58.00 $58.00 $58.00 16996 16997 16998 16999 Baby & Me 9:35-10:05 am $58.00 17022 Baby & Me/Parent & Tot Combination 10:45-11:15 am $58.00 17033 Parent & Tot 10:10-10:40 am $58.00 17042 Lil’ Tots - Level 1 10:10-10:40 am 11:20-11:50 am $58.00 $58.00 17060 17061 Lil’ Tots - Level 2 10:10-10:40 am 10:45-11:15 am $58.00 $58.00 17079 17080 Adaptive/Aqua Buddies 9:35-10:05 am 10:45-11:15 am $105.00 $105.00 17100 17101 Private 11:20-11:50 am $190.00 17120 Adult Beginner 9:35-10:05 am $58.00 17130 Competitive Fitness Swimmer 11:20-11:50 am $58.00 17013 Monday-Friday, July 20-31 – 10 lessons (30 min.) Class Time Fee Activity # Children – Levels 1-4 Children – Levels 1-4 Children – Levels 1-6 Children – Levels 1-6 9:35-10:05 am 10:10-10:40 am 10:45-11:15 am 11:20-11:50 am $58.00 $58.00 $58.00 $58.00 16992 16993 16994 16995 Baby & Me 11:20-11:50 am $58.00 17021 Baby & Me/Parent & Tot Combination 9:35-10:05 am $58.00 17032 Parent & Tot 9:35-10:05 am $58.00 17041 Lil’ Tots - Level 1 10:10-10:40 am 11:20-11:50 am $58.00 $58.00 17058 17059 Lil’ Tots - Level 2 9:35-10:05 am 11:20-11:50 am $58.00 $58.00 17077 17078 Adaptive/Aqua Buddies 9:35-10:05 am 11:20-11:50 am $105.00 $105.00 17098 17099 Private 10:10-10:40 am $190.00 17119 Adult Beginner 10:10-10:40 am $58.00 17129 Adult Women Only 9:35-10:05 am $58.00 17133 Teen 10:10-10:40 am $58.00 17011 Monday-Friday, June 22-July 3 – 10 lessons (30 min.) Brooklyn Center Community Center. Emphasis on victim recognition, surveillance & equipment-based rescues. Fee includes book, Standard First Aid & CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Attendance at all classes required.  Minimum age 15 on or before completion of class.  Must swim 300 yards continuously using these strokes in the following order: 100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, flutter kick (rhythmic breathing can be performed either by breathing to the side or to the front);100 yards of breaststroke using a pull, breath, kick and glide sequence;100 yards of either the front crawl or breaststroke. The 100 yards may be a combination of front crawl or breaststroke. No time requirement for this skill.  Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point while maintaining two hands on the object and exit water without using a ladder or steps within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Registration accepted immediately. No refunds 8 days before class start date. Days & Dates Time Fee Activity # Fri, May 29 & June 5 Sat, May 30 & June 6 Sun, May 31 & June 7 5:30-9:30 pm 1-8:00 pm 1-8:00 pm $225.00 16848 Monday-Friday June 8-12 10:00 am- 4:30 pm $225.00 17135 Monday-Friday June 15-19 12:00-6:30 pm $225.00 17136 Monday-Friday July 6-10 12:00-6:30 pm $225.00 17137 Monday-Friday August 3-7 12:00-6:30 pm $225.00 17242 LIFEGUARD TRAINING American Red Cross Class Time Fee Activity # Adaptive/Aqua Buddies 9:35-10:05 am 10:10-10:40 am 10:45-11:15 am $63.00 $63.00 $63.00 17108 17109 17110 Private 11:15-11:45 am $114.00 17123 Mon, Wed & Fri. Aug 3-14 – 6 lessons (30 min.)(Jean) Class Time Fee Activity # Adaptive/Aqua Buddies 9:35-10:05 am 10:10-10:40 am 10:45-11:15 am $63.00 $63.00 $63.00 17105 17106 17107 Private 11:15-11:45 am $114.00 17122 Mon, Wed & Fri. July 13-24 – 6 lessons (30 min.)(Jean) “Swimming is one of the most important skills a person can learn; no other lesson or sport can save a person’s life.” 20 POOL & WATER SLIDE GROUP RENTAL Looking for a new idea for your group? Join the fun at the Community Center!  50 meter pool (Olympic Size)  150´ water slide & Diving boards  Lifeguards on duty For info or to schedule a rental, call Kirsten at 763-569-3402. KIDS IN COMMUNITY SWIM & FUN NIGHT Saturdays , June 13, July 11 & August 8 8-9:30 pm at Community Center Ages 9-15! Pool will be open for kids only! Hang out with friends and have fun!  Swimming & Music  Riding the Water Slide  Enjoying Snacks & Games Admission Fee - $3.00/person Aquatics continued If you love swimming, this fun and educational camp is for you! Children will receive a swim lesson each day plus participate in swimming focused activities - games, park fun, music, arts & crafts and receive information on important water safety topics. (Bring a swimsuit & towel each day.)  Five swim lessons (report card provided)  Daily open swim and fun  Breakfast, lunch & snack  Camp t-shirt Registration deadline July 6; no refunds after July 6. Days Dates Fee Activity # Time Mon-Fri July 13-17 $125.00 17139 8:30 am-4:00 pm BCCC SWIM DAY CAMP 2015—Ages 6-12 BC DOLPHIN DIVERS – SUMMER DIVE MINI CAMP—Grades 1-8 Brooklyn Center Area Youth-Ages 9-17. The Fun Bus will pick up at stops listed below and bring them to the Brooklyn Center Community Center to swim. Youth swim from 1 -3:00 pm. Must provide own swimsuit & towel. Community Center staff will monitor youth on the bus and at community center. This activity is collaboratively sponsored by Brooklyn Center Recreation Department & Brooklyn Center Schools (ISD #286). Transportation questions, call BC schools transportation office 763-561-2120, ext. 1201. Other questions or to preregister for certain spots & dates, contact Kirsten at 763-569-3402 or kjankovich@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us. Fee $1.00/time, payable when getting on bus. Minimum level 4 swimming ability. Are you interested in teaching swim lessons? This is a great place to start! Join us for this new camp style format that incorporates the teaching of swim lessons and lots of fun along the way. Learn the skills and techniques to aid in the instruction of quality swim lessons. Work with experienced instructors during a variety of our lesson programs as well as learn great classroom knowledge regarding safety, swimming and great fun in the water. Fee includes materials, daily open swim, breakfast and lunch. (Bring a swimsuit & towel each day.) WSA DAY CAMP—Ages 12 & Older Days Dates Fee Activity # Time Mon-Fri June 22-26 $120.00 17138 9:00 am-3:00 pm Minimum swim level 3. Make a big splash this summer at this fun new camp. Participate in daily diving and safety lessons plus instructor guided practice time. Classroom training includes diving meet rules and preparations. On Friday, families are welcome to attend the diver’s meet and awards program from 1-2:00 pm. (Bring a swimsuit, towel, jacket, notebook & bag lunch each day.)  10 hours of diving instruction (report card provided)  Daily open dive practices  Classroom instruction Registration deadline July 20; no refunds after July 20. Days Dates Fee Activity # Time Mon-Fri July 27-31 $95.00 17140 8:45 am-1:00 pm Community Center AQUATICS CAMPS BROOKLYN CENTER SUMMER FRIDAY SWIM FUN BUS FRIDAY DATES June 12, 19, 26, July 12, 19 & 26 (No bus July 3) Bus arrives at Community Center at 1:00 pm Bus leaves Community Center at 3:00 pm Pickup Time Drop Off Time Bus Stop 12:10 pm 3:05 pm Earle Brown Elementary 1500 59th Ave N 12:20 pm 3:10 pm Northport Elementary 5421 Brooklyn Blvd 12:30 pm 3:16 pm Odyssey Academy 6201 Noble Ave N 12:35 pm 3:20 pm Garden City Elementary 3501 65th Ave N 12:40 pm 3:25 pm Willow Lane Early Childhood 7020 Perry Ave N 12:50 pm 3:32 pm Evergreen Park Elementary 7020 Dupont Ave N 12:55 pm 3:35 pm Brooklyn Center High School 6500 Humboldt Ave N 21 10:00 a.m. Willow Lane Park - 4800 - 69th Ave 11:00 a.m. Garden City Park - 3607 - 65th Ave 12:30 p.m. Orchard Lane Park - 6512 Perry Ave 1:30 p.m. Kylawn Park - 6015 Kyle Ave TUESDAY SCHEDULE June 16, 23, July 7, 14, 21 & 28 (No show June 30) June 16, 17 & 18 - Super Heroes Part 2 June 23, 24 & 25 - Cave Rock—A Prehistoric Musical July 7, 8 & 9 - Dr. Lu Little July 14, 15 & 16 - The Jungle Book July 21, 22 & 23 - Around The World in 80 Days July 28, 29 & 30 - False Teeth 10:00 a.m. Bellvue Park - 801 - 55th Ave 11:00 a.m. Grandview Park - 1600 - 59th Ave (near Cohen Field) 12:30 p.m. Centennial Park - 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy (by softball fields - north parking lot) 1:30 p.m. Riverdale Park - 7031 Dallas Rd WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE June 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22 & 29 (No show July 1) 10:00 a.m. Lions Park - 5501 Russell Ave (near Centerbrook Clubhouse) 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Park - 6535 Bryant Ave (near side of Fire Station) 12:30 p.m. Evergreen Park - 7112 Bryant Ave 1:30 p.m. West Palmer Park - 7110 Palmer Lake Dr W THURSDAY SCHEDULE June 18, 25, July 9, 16, 23 & 30 (No show July 2) The Puppet Playhouse is sponsored by the Brooklyn Center Lions Club! June 16-July 30 (excluding June 30 - July 2) Shows are approximately 30 minutes. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Please leave dogs home. In case of inclement weather, shows may be canceled and not rescheduled. FREE! 22 FAIRY HOUSE WORKSHOP Create your very own magical Fairy House. We’ll go outside to gather twigs, stones and other nature items. After collecting your objects, you’ll assemble your house. Using your creativity, make it unique by adding your nature items, plus flowers, beads, trims, buttons, butterflies and magic glitter. The possibilities are endless. You will be proud to display your Fairy House in your home or garden. SUPER SLEUTHS Would you like to be a super Sherlock Holmes? As a sleuth-in- training, create a secret code name, make a disguise & ID card, decorate your detective kit backpack and explore fingerprinting. Help solve a crime by looking for clues and documenting evidence in Centennial Park. Wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes. ARTIST’S WORKSHOP Let your imagination soar and have fun creating projects using exciting materials and different kinds of paint. Paint a picture on a canvas board, paint a work of art on a wood item and paint a race car or animal Suncatcher (looks similar to stained glass). Your creations will look great in your room or to give as a gift. COOKIE BAKING We’re baking up lots of fun as we make different kinds of cookies. Eat some and take some home. Peanut products will be used; let us know if you have food allergies. This popular class fills up fast. Register early. DUCT TAPE ART Creating art with Duct Tape is fun and easy. You’ll love designing and decorating an apron, small canvas photo album and school folder with Duct Tape. Add your own flair by choosing from several colors, animal prints, designs and more. CLAY CREATIONS It’s easy and fun to create fun projects from clay! Limited only by your imagination, make animals, flowers, shapes, people or decorative jewelry. Mold with your hands or use simple tools to make your unique “Clay Creations” with different types of clay. PILES OF PENGUINS Try chillin’ out this summer in this fun new class. Paint a ceramic penguin. Make a penguin door hanger, thermometer and popular jewelry and key chains using penguin charms. You’ll receive fun penguin facts and Diane will share her favorite penguin jokes. We’ll top off with a chillin’ Eskimo Pie treat. Classes on this page for ages 6-12 at Community Center! Instructor Diane. Wear old clothes or bring a paint shirt. BFF FUN Register with your best friend or meet a new best friend. Paint & decorate a unique sign for your bedroom door or wall. You’ll make really awesome jewelry using beads and the popular rubber band loops. Keep your rubber band loop bracelet or give as a gift. For our treat, we’ll frost, decorate and eat cupcakes. And, everyone will receive a special surprise. You won’t want to miss this class. Fee is per person. SAND & ROCK ART Create your own masterpieces using sand and rocks! Use your favorite colors of sand to layer a unique look in a ring shaped bottle and a tropical bottle. Create a picture using sand. Paint designs on rocks for a pet rock, holiday decoration or paperweight. These projects are sure to add a fun pop of color to your room or bookshelf. Day Date Time Activity # Fee Monday July 13 2:00-4:00 pm 17146 $8.00 YOUTH ACTIVITIES Day Date Time Activity # Fee Monday June 15 1:30-3:30 pm 17141 $8.00 Day Date Time Fee Activity # Wednesday June 24 1:30-3:30 pm $8.00 17144 Day Date Time Activity # Fee Wednesday July 22 2:00-4:00 pm 17149 $8.00 Day Date Time Activity # Fee Monday June 22 1:30-3:30 pm 17143 $8.00 Day Date Time Activity # Fee Wednesday June 17 1:30-3:30 pm 17142 $8.00 Day Date Time Activity # Fee Monday July 20 2:00-4:00 pm 17148 $8.00 Day Date Time Activity # Fee Wednesday July 8 2:00-4:00 pm 17145 $8.00 Day Date Time Activity # Fee Wednesday July 15 2:00-4:00 pm 17147 $8.00 BIG BEAD & BUTTON BONANZA Beads, beads & buttons! Learn the fun art of beading as you design and make necklaces, bracelets, key chains and more! Paint and decorate your choice of a treasure or jewelry box. It will be the perfect thing to keep you projects in. Design a project using colorful & decorative buttons. Make as may pieces as you can during this two hour class. Day Date Time Activity # Fee Monday July 27 2:00-4:00 pm 17150 $8.00 23 Youth Activities continued Use a fire truck water hose, check out an emergency vehicle, learn how to protect your noggin & help solve a big case. Meet firefighters, police officers, emergency room staff; learn how to be safe. Some activities held outdoors. Bring bike on Tuesday. Bring swimsuit & towel on Wednesday for swimming. Parents, please plan to attend graduation ceremony/picnic dinner on Wednesday at 5:00 pm. Morning check in begins at 7:45 am. Fee includes lunch, snacks, T-shirt, bike helmet and graduation ceremony. Financial assistance available for Brooklyn Center youth on free/reduced lunch. Call Sue at 763-569-3406. Meets at Community Center. Days Dates Time Activity # Fee T & W Aug 11 & 12 8:00 am-5:00 pm 17166 $25.00 Tuesday & Thursday, 8:30 am-4:00 pm Community Center Get ready for FUN! Activities include:  Group games  Crafts & reading  Take a trip each Tuesday  Participate in activities before & after trip  Find treasures in Centennial Park  Swim at the pool on Thursdays (bring a swimsuit & towel on Thursdays) Dress for the outdoors with tennis shoes & bring a water bottle. Fee includes breakfast, lunch, snack, trip bus, trip admission, activities, swimming, and supervision. Register for one or more weeks! Registration deadline one week prior to start of each week; no refunds after registration deadline. This camp is oozing with explosive fun! Experiments, crafts, games, cooking, & outdoor activities are all part of the excitement. You’ll have a “blast” swimming each day; bring swimsuit & towel. Sign up before camp disappears! Deadline to register is August 11, space permitting; no refunds after August 11. Fee includes lunch and snack each day. Meets at Community Center. HOME ALONE SAFETY CLASS 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. Class limit 20. Register by Friday, June 5. Meets at Community Center. Day Date Time Activity # Fee Wednesday June 10 9:00 am-4:00 pm 17160 $15.00 Days Dates Trip Activity # Fee T&TH June 9 & 11 Como Park Zoo 17151 $35.00 T&TH June 16 & 18 Science Museum 17152 $35.00 T&TH June 23 & 25 Wild Woods Water Park 17153 $35.00 T&TH June 30 & July 2 Eagle Lake Mini & Foot Golf 17154 $35.00 T&TH July 7 & 9 Cinema Grill 17155 $35.00 T&TH July 14 & 16 Roller Garden 17156 $35.00 T&TH July 21 & 23 Tropics Water Park 17157 $35.00 T&TH July 28 & 30 Sea Life MN 17158 $35.00 T&TH Aug 4 & 6 Pump It Up 17159 $35.00 Monday-Thursday, 8:45 am-4:00 pm Youth Rec Center, 6500 Humboldt Ave (blue building east of Brooklyn Center High School) Join us for summer fun including:  Group games & playground time  Introduction to different sports  Nutrition/health education & daily reading time  Weekly visits to the East Fire Station  Police officers visit weekly to teach safety & awareness  Swim at Community Center pool every Thursday (Bring a swimsuit & towel.) Fee includes breakfast, lunch, snack, activities, use of sports equipment, swimming, t-shirt & supervision. (One t-shirt/participant.) Register for one or more weeks! Registration deadline one week prior to start of each week; no refunds after registration deadline. *Grades 2-4 have option of attending Mon. & Thurs. at the Rec Center (Activity #17164 - fee $35.00) and attending CSI Safety Academy Tues. & Wed. (Activity #17166 - fee $25.00). Registration for both camps must be made at the same time. Days Dates Sport Fee Activity # M-TH July 20-23 Golf $65.00 17161 M-TH July 27-30 Baseball/Softball $65.00 17162 M-TH Aug 3-6 Soccer $65.00 17163 M-TH Aug 10-13* Walk! Bike! Fun! $65.00 17164 M-TH Aug 17-20 Basketball $65.00 17165 Days Dates Time Activity # Fee T,W,TH Aug 18-20 8:30 am-3:30 pm 17167 $50.00 PLAYGROUND TRIPS & TREASURES—Ages 6-12 YOUTH REC CENTER SUMMER CAMP- Grades K-6 CSI SAFETY ACADEMY - Grades 2-4 DAY CAMP - BC MAD SCIENTISTS - Ages 6-12 24 If your child wishes to be on the same team as another child, please register for the same team activity #. Registration Deadline - June 1. To guarantee your child a soccer jersey in the correct size, register on or before June 1. If space permits, we will accommodate children on the waitlist.  This is a Non-Competitive, Recreational, Learning Program. No tryouts and EVERYONE will play!  Season Dates – M & W (June 15-July 27) or T & TH (June 16-July 28 - No soccer June 25).  Picture Day – Monday, July 13 FOR ALL TEAMS at Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy.  In case of rainouts, due to financial & time restraints, only one practice or game will be made up. (July 29 & 30)  End of the season party – Thursday, August 6, 5:30-7:00 pm, Centennial Park, 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy.  No weekend practices or games.  Players must be at least age 3 by June 1, 2015 to play and potty trained.  Fee includes a soccer jersey. When registering, indicate jersey size; sizes tend to run small.  Participants are required to wear shin guards and tennis shoes.  Soccer Field Locations Evergreen Football/Soccer Field – 7112 Dupont Ave N Grandview Soccer Field – 1600 - 59th Ave N  Financial Assistance and Scholarships – Available for children on free/reduced lunch.  Thank You to Luther Auto Group for their continued support in the sponsorship of this program! Location - Evergreen Park SOCCER - PRESCHOOL LITTLE KICKERS Ages 3 & 4, eligible for kindergarten 2016 & 2017. In addition to learning basic skills, there will be warm up games to enhance social interaction and gross motor skills. See Little Kickers description to the right. Class ratio 6 children/1 instructor/coach. Days Dates Time Team # Activity # Fee M&W June 15-July 27 6:00-6:45 pm Team 1 17168 $50.00 M&W June 15-July 27 6:00-6:45 pm Team 2 17169 $50.00 M&W June 15-July 27 6:00-6:45 pm Team 3 17170 $50.00 M&W June 15-July 27 6:00-6:45 pm Team 4 17171 $50.00 M&W June 15-July 27 6:00-6:45 pm Team 5 17172 $50.00 M&W June 15-July 27 6:00-6:45 pm Team 6 17173 $50.00 M&W June 15-July 27 6:00-6:45 pm Team 7 17174 $50.00 M&W June 15-July 27 6:00-6:45 pm Team 8 17175 $50.00 SOCCER PROGRAM SOCCER - LITTLE KICKERS Ages 4 & 5, eligible for kindergarten 2015 & 2016. A noncompetitive program, featuring drills & activities for our “Little Kickers” to develop basic skills of soccer. We offer positive coaching, smaller fields, scrimmages played six on six, with everyone playing and fun for all. Days Dates Time Team # Activity # Fee M&W June 15-July 27 7:00-8:00 pm Team 1 17176 $50.00 M&W June 15-July 27 7:00-8:00 pm Team 2 17177 $50.00 M&W June 15-July 27 7:00-8:00 pm Team 3 17178 $50.00 M&W June 15-July 27 7:00-8:00 pm Team 4 17179 $50.00 M&W June 15-July 27 7:00-8:00 pm Team 5 17180 $50.00 M&W June 15-July 27 7:00-8:00 pm Team 6 17181 $50.00 M&W June 15-July 27 7:00-8:00 pm Team 7 17182 $50.00 M&W June 15-July 27 7:00-8:00 pm Team 8 17183 $50.00 Location - Evergreen Park 25 Soccer Program continued SOCCER - KICKIN' KIDS II Ages 8-10, eligible for grades 3 & 4 in 2015. Participants in this fun instructional program will review and work on mastering the fundamentals of soccer. Majority of time spent playing soccer games. No Soccer June 25 SOCCER Ages 10-14, eligible for grades 5-8 in 2015 who are new to or have previously played soccer & know the skills. The first two weeks, coaches will do a review of skills followed by a scrimmage. Remaining weeks will be spent playing scrimmages between teams. No Soccer June 25. SOCCER - KICKIN' KIDS I Ages 6-8, eligible for grades 1 & 2 in 2015. This instructional program is designed for children to have FUN while LEARNING the fundamentals of soccer. The program will be filled with many fun activities so kids can learn the basic skills needed to play soccer and games will be played in July. No Soccer June 25 Monroe School Park Activity Building 700 Meadowwood Drive Spend your summer at a great camp right in your neighborhood! Take part in science, nature exploration, arts & crafts, games, geo-caching, active play and more. Have time to hang out with old and new friends. Weekly themes add to the fun. This new camp is a cooperative between Brooklyn Park Parks & Recreation and Brooklyn Center Community Activities, Recreation & Services Departments.  Minimum age 5 and entering kindergarten in fall 2015. Please note: participants will be active at camp and there is no rest period for younger children.  Children should bring a snack each day.  More information about Camp Monroe can be found in the parent packet available prior to the start of camp and on the web at www.brooklynpark.org on the summer camp page.  Camp Monroe fee assistance is available for Brooklyn Center residents; call Kelly at 763-569-3405 for details. Registration deadline is May 27. Days Dates Time Activity # Fee M-TH June 15-Aug 13 (no July 2) 12:30-5:00 pm 17205 $225.00/ 9 Weeks Community Center Adventures await preschoolers at the Community Center this summer at this new drop-off camp! Children will spend the morning socializing with new friends and using their imagination while enjoying a variety of activities including: arts & crafts, music time, group games, story time, outside playtime and snack. Children must be age 3 and potty trained before camp begins. Please have your child wear tennis shoes each day and put sunscreen on before they come. Fee includes t -shirt and daily snack. Maximum 18 children. NEW This Summer Days Dates Time Activity # Fee Mon & Wed June 22- July 29 9-11:30 am 17204 $90.00/ 6 weeks MORE NEW PROGRAMS BC Dolphin Divers & WSA Camp - see page 20 Fun Fit Family - see page 30 Home Alone - see page 23 Summer Fun Bus - see page 20 Teen Community Leaders - see page 27 LITTLE ADVENTURES PRESCHOOL CAMP Ages 3-5 CAMP MONROE - Grades K-6 Please use child’s grade as of fall 2015! Location - Evergreen Park Days Dates Time Team # Activity # Fee T&TH June 16-July 28 6:00-7:00 pm Team 1 17184 $50.00 T&TH June 16-July 28 6:00-7:00 pm Team 2 17185 $50.00 T&TH June 16-July 28 6:00-7:00 pm Team 3 17186 $50.00 T&TH June 16-July 28 6:00-7:00 pm Team 4 17187 $50.00 T&TH June 16-July 28 6:00-7:00 pm Team 5 17188 $50.00 T&TH June 16-July 28 6:00-7:00 pm Team 6 17189 $50.00 T&TH June 16-July 28 6:00-7:00 pm Team 7 17190 $50.00 T&TH June 16-July 28 6:00-7:00 pm Team 8 17191 $50.00 Location - Evergreen Park Days Dates Time Team # Activity # Fee T&TH June 16-July 28 7:15-8:15 pm Team 1 17192 $50.00 T&TH June 16-July 28 7:15-8:15 pm Team 2 17193 $50.00 T&TH June 16-July 28 7:15-8:15 pm Team 3 17194 $50.00 T&TH June 16-July 28 7:15-8:15 pm Team 4 17195 $50.00 T&TH June 16-July 28 7:15-8:15 pm Team 5 17196 $50.00 T&TH June 16-July 28 7:15-8:15 pm Team 6 17197 $50.00 T&TH June 16-July 28 7:15-8:15 pm Team 7 17198 $50.00 T&TH June 16-July 28 7:15-8:15 pm Team 8 17199 $50.00 Location - Grandview Park Days Dates Time Fee Team # Activity # T&TH June 16-July 28 7:15-8:15 pm $50.00 Team 1 17200 T&TH June 16-July 28 7:15-8:15 pm $50.00 Team 2 17201 T&TH June 16-July 28 7:15-8:15 pm $50.00 Team 3 17202 T&TH June 16-July 28 7:15-8:15 pm $50.00 Team 4 17203 26 Sport Organization Contact Information Baseball League Brooklyn Area Babe Ruth eteamz.com/babr Baseball/T-Ball League Brooklyn Center Little League bcllmn.org Baseball - Special Needs Challenger Baseball Eric 651-236-7936 Basketball League Brooklyn Park Athletic Association bpaasports.org Football Brooklyn Center Youth Football bcyouthfootball.org Golf League Centerbrook Golf Course centerbrookgolf.com or 763-549-3750 Hockey North Metro Youth Hockey Association (NMYHA) nmyha.pucksystems.com Softball (slow & fast pitch) Brooklyn Park Athletic Association bpaasports.org Soccer Program - Instructional Brooklyn Center Recreation cityofbrooklyncenter.org or 763-569-3400 Soccer League Brooklyn Park Athletic Association bpaasports.org Youth Rec Center Summer Camps Brooklyn Center Recreation cityofbrooklyncenter.org or 763-569-3400 YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES/PROGRAMS The following associations and organizations provide a variety of opportunities for youth to participate in sports programs. For information, please contact the organization directly. SPORTS—YOUTH & ADULT BROOKLYN CENTER YOUTH FOOTBALL REGISTRATION Boys & girls in K-8. Registration available on Saturday, April 13, May 2 and June 13 from 10 a.m-2 pm at Brooklyn Center Community Center. Program begins in August. For info, visit bcyfootball.org or email bcyf2013@gmail.com. TENNIS LEAGUES - ADULT Intermediate & advanced players. Tentatively begins week of June 8. Meets once a week for 7-10 weeks. Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, Robbinsdale. Registration deadline May 22. Day League Time Activity # Fee Tuesday Women’s Singles 6:00 pm 17207 $25.00 Thursday Men’s Singles 6:00 pm $25.00 17208 TENNIS LEAGUE - TEEN Ages 12-18. Must have previous tennis experience and able to sustain rally with forehand & backhand, return serves, be somewhat consistent on volleys & able to keep score. Responsible for transportation to New Hope. 8 -12 players required for a team. Fee includes t-shirt. Register by June 1. Days Begins Time Fee Activity # M,T,W June 15 1-2:30 pm $56.00 17206 TENNIS LESSONS - YOUTH Ages 7-15. Beginning & intermediate lessons through Brooklyn Center School District. Free. Pre-registration required. Forms will be available in the office at Brooklyn Center High School or on website at www.brooklyncenterschools.org. Registration begins April 15. Questions, contact Elizabeth at 763-561-2120 ext. 2104. Racquets and balls furnished for class. Days Dates Time Location M-TH June 15-July 30 (no class July 2) 11:00 am- 12:00 pm BC High School 6500 Humboldt Sport Organization Contact Information Basketball League - Men Brooklyn Center Recreation cityofbrooklyncenter.org or 763-569-3400 Broomball League - Men Brooklyn Center Recreation cityofbrooklyncenter.org or 763-569-3400 Softball League - Men, Co-Rec & Church Brooklyn Center Recreation cityofbrooklyncenter.org or 763-569-3400 Volleyball League - Men, Women & Co-Rec Brooklyn Center Recreation cityofbrooklyncenter.org or 763-569-3400 Baggo Tourney - July 25, 10:00 am-5:00 pm Crystal Recreation 763-531-0052 Hockey - Men Brooklyn Park Recreation 763-493-8333 Kickball League - Co-Rec New Hope Recreation 763-531-5151 Pickleball League - Over 45 Mixed Doubles New Hope Recreation 763-5315151 Soccer - Co-Rec Brooklyn Park Recreation bpaasports.org (visit adult soccer page) Yard Game League - June 4-July 16 Crystal Recreation 763-531-0052 NORTHWEST METRO ADULT SPORTS LEAGUE Includes the recreation departments of Brooklyn Center, New Hope, Crystal, Robbinsdale, Golden Valley, Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove. For information, contact the organization or call Joe at 763 -569-3382. 27 Sponsored By EASTON June 19-21, 2015 Centennial Park Watch state softball teams compete against national powers for a berth in the USSSA World Series. Admission: $3.00/day! Information, call 763-569-3400. 33rd Annual Men’s Major NIT DUDLEY/BUDWEISER CLASSIC SUMMER CONDITIONING SPEED & STRENGTH Park Center High School, 7300 Brooklyn Blvd Grades 8-12. A total physical fitness program for girls & boys, including stretching exercises to increase flexibility, weight- training to build strength, plyometric exercises to improve running speed and cardiovascular endurance training for the heart-lung system. Park Center has one of the state’s finest weight facilities. Fee includes t-shirt. When registering, indicate t-shirt size. Instructors Park Center Coaches. OPEN GYM Grades 6-12 as of fall 2015. You’re invited to drop in for open gym. Round up your friends or meet someone new on the court. Basketball, volleyball, kickball, dodge-ball - choose a game and have fun! This cooperative program is supervised by Brooklyn Center Recreation & Police Department staff. FREE! Looking for quality youth programs in Brooklyn Center & Brooklyn Park? brooklynsconnect.org is a wonderful resource. Based on what you’re interested in, location, age or days, search for great programs and refer youth to after-school, weekend and summer activities. •ARTS •TECHNOLOGY & MEDIA •SPORTS •JOBS & CAREER TRAINING •DANCE •COLLEGE READINESS •AND MORE Check it out at brooklynsconnect.org. For more info, email info@brooklynsallianceforyouth.org or call 763-398-0780. TEEN ACTIVITIES Who Days/Time/Dates Fee Activity # Boys M & W - 9:00-10:30 am & T & TH - 10:30 am-12:00 pm June 8-July 30 (No classes June 29 -July 2) $90.00 17209 Girls M & W - 10:30 am-12:00 pm & T & TH - 9:00-10:30 am June 8-July 30 (No classes June 29 -July 2) $90.00 17210 Day Dates Time Location Thursday June 11-Aug. 27 (no open gym July 2) 4-6:00 pm Youth Rec Center 6500 Humboldt Ave (Blue building east of High School) The adaptive recreation program is a cooperative effort of the cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Plymouth and Maple Grove. REACH for Resources is an agency which serves individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Services include adaptive recreation, independent living support and counseling. REACH provides inclusion support facilitators for children with disabilities who would like to participate in their city recreation programs. Registration for these programs is done through your recreation department. After registering, contact Reach for Resources to discuss the needs/accommodations. For information, program listings and registration procedures, call Sarah or Heather at 952-988-4177 or go to www.reachforresources.org. A minimum of two weeks notice is required for a successful inclusion. Teen continued ADAPTIVE RECREATON Register at ced.rdale.org or call 763-504-6999. TEEN COMMUNITY LEADERS Grades 9-12 (as of fall 2015). Volunteer and make a difference in your community this summer while gaining valuable experience to add to a resume or for a future job! In collaboration with Robbinsdale Community Education, this program combines community service with learning opportunities. FREE transportation is provided to and from the program location. For transportation & registration info, call Robbinsdale Community Ed at 763-504-6999. NEW! Day Dates Time Fee Activity # Wed July 1-29 1-3:30 pm $19.00 J9717 Volunteer to Create an Art Mural at Northport Elementary Under guidance of an experienced artist, be a part of creating a mural for the community to enjoy! Teens of all artistic ability are encouraged to participate! Supplies provided. Program at Northport Elementary, 5421 Brooklyn Blvd. Days Dates Time Fee Activity # M-F Aug 10-14 9:00 am-12:00 pm $19.00 J9524 Volunteer With Senior Citizens Spend Wednesday afternoons in July engaging with senior citizens. You will have opportunity to assist in planning activities for residents that may include: gardening, playing games, reading or helping residents to write their story. At the end of each day, enjoy a snack with the residents. Program at Earle Brown Terrace, 6100 Summit Dr N. 28 Classes with or are offered at no cost to SilverSneakers® or Silver&Fit® members. Please register by phone at 763-569-3400 or in person at the community center for the classes you will be attending. Online registration is not available for SilverSneakers® or Silver&Fit® participants. SILVERSNEAKERS® – CLASSIC Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Hand -held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance; and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support. SilverSneakers® & Silver&Fit® Program participants are invited to workout in our exercise room, swim & use sauna at no cost to eligible members. Non-members may participate in SilverSneakers® & Silver&Fit® classes by paying the fee. These classes are a great opportunity to get fit, have fun and make friends! Fitness classes held at Community Center. SILVERSNEAKERS® – YOGA Yoga Stretch will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. ADULT ACTIVITIES SILVERSNEAKERS® – CARDIO Cardio Fit is perfect for participants who are fit and active, as well as those who want an energizing activity. This cardio class is safe, heart-healthy and easy on the joints. The workout includes easy-to-follow low impact movements, upper body strength work, abdominal conditioning, stretching and relaxation from the floor designed to energize your active lifestyle. Day Dates Time Inst Activity # Fee Mon June 8-Aug 24 10:30-11:20 am Judy 17211 $42.00 Thur June 11-Aug 27 9:30-10:20 am Stephanie 17212 $42.00 AEROBIC FITNESS AND FUN FOR 65+ Learn energizing routines designed to improve strength, flexibility and endurance at a level safe and comfortable for you. This class is directed towards individuals 65 years and older; others may participate. STRENGTH TRAINING “Strong women & men stay young.” Age 30 or 90, fit or unfit, this class can build bone density, lose weight, gain strength and energy. Basic exercises using weights are geared to individual ability for a healthier & more active lifestyle. Authorities claim strength training can decrease risk for diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis. Bands and hand held weights up to 8 lbs. provided. Join this class for an energy overhaul! WALKING CLUB Get a great start to your day by stretching, walking, talking and exploring the beautiful parks in Brooklyn Center. The first week we will meet in Centennial Park (behind the Community Center). You will be given a schedule of parks to meet at for the remaining sessions! In case of rain, the Walking Club will meet indoors at the Community Center. Please wear tennis shoes. ZUMBA GOLD® Get Groovin at your own pace! This easy-to-follow class lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It’s an invigorating, community-oriented dance fitness class that feels fresh and most of all, exhilarating! Zumba Gold® provides modified, low- impact, lower intensity moves for beginners and older adults. No class August 7. Day Dates Time Inst Activity # Fee Wed June 10-Aug 26 9:45-10:35 am Judy 17213 $42.00 Fri June 12-Aug 28 10:00-10:50 am Stephanie 17214 $42.00 Day Dates Time Inst Activity # Fee Wed June 10-Aug 26 8:45-9:35 am Judy 17215 $42.00 Fri June 12-Aug 28 9:00-9:50 am Stephanie 17216 $42.00 Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Mon June 8-Aug 24 9:30-10:20 am Judy $42.00 17217 Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Thur June 11-Aug 27 8:00-9:00 am Stephanie $42.00 17218 Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Thur June 11-Aug 27 10:30-11:20 am Stephanie $42.00 17219 Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Fri June 12-Aug 28 11:00-11:50 am Stephanie $44.00 17220 29 Adult Activities continued SILVERSNEAKERS® – SilverSplash® Activate your aqua urge for variety! This shallow water class offers LOTs of fun moves to improve agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. No swimming ability is required and a special SilverSneakers® kickboard is used to develop strength, balance and coordination. ARTHRITIS WATER EXERCISE Joining a water exercise class gives you opportunity to exercise in warm water with guidance from a trained Arthritis Foundation instructor. This class can help decrease pain and stiffness. We concentrate on walking, warm-ups, range of motion of all major joints and low-impact exercises. 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. 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. STRENGTH TRAINING, BACK & “ABS” FOR EVERYONE Basic exercises using weights are geared to individual ability for a healthier & more active lifestyle. This class includes weekly “AB” workout and specific strength training exercises for the lower back. 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 a warm-up to wake up your whole body, we will use free weights, bands, and floor work to sculpt and tone legs, buttocks, core, arms and shoulders. Class will end with total body stretching. Get the definition and sculpting you desire! 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! 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. Stephanie is a licensed Zumba® Instructor. 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. Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Mon June 8-Aug 24 8:15-9:05 am Jean $42.00 17221 Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Mon June 8-Aug 24 6:00-6:50 pm Jean $48.00 17222 Tues June 9-Aug 25 No class dates TBA 8:15-9:05 am LeVon $40.00 17223 Thur June 11-Aug 27 No class dates TBA 8:15-9:05 am LeVon $40.00 17224 Fri June 12-Aug 28 No class July 3 8:15-9:05 am Jean/ Vicki $44.00 17225 Sat June 13-Aug 29 No class July 4 8:00-8:50 am Jean $44.00 17226 Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Mon June 8-Aug 24 7:00-7:50 pm Jean $48.00 17227 Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Wed June 10-Aug 26 8:15-9:05 am Vicki/ Jean $48.00 17228 Wed June 10-Aug 26 6:30-7:20 pm Heidi/ Heather $48.00 17229 Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Mon June 8-Aug 24 6:15-7:05 pm Vicki $48.00 17230 Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Wed June 10-Aug 26 No class Aug 5 6:30-7:30 pm Stephanie $44.00 17231 Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Sat June 13-Aug 29 No class July 4 9:00-9:50 am Stephanie $44.00 17232 Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Sat June 13-Aug 29 No class July 4 10-11:00 am Stephanie $66.00 17233 Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Wed June 10-Aug 26 7:25-8:15 pm Heidi/ Heather $48.00 17234 30 Adult Activities 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 who like to change up the classes they attend. Card options for 1, 5, 8, 10 or 12 classes. 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. Questions, call 763-569-3400. With a drop-in card, you can start anytime . . . now there's no reason not to exercise with us! Cards are non-refundable and have an expiration date of one year from the date of purchase. Purchase Drop-In Cards in person at the Community Center customer service desk. FITNESS & AEROBIC CLASSES  Wear comfortable clothes & fitness shoes.  Mats and weights provided.  Noodles and aqua belts provided.  All classes coed.  Note cancellation dates in descriptions. Changes are noted on fitness calendars available from instructors & the customer service counter. Classes added at the end to cover cancellations. BASIC EXERCISE ROOM ORIENTATION Learn proper fitness equipment techniques for a safe and effective workout in the Exercise Room. A basic walk through of fitness equipment will help you use each machine correctly. A fitness specialist will assist on proper use & correct form. Not a personal training session. Free for members or patrons who paid daily admission fee. Must pre-register at the front desk 24 hours in advance of class. Allow approximately 30 -45 minutes. Check the monthly calendar at the front desk for dates & times. 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. # of Classes Fee # of Classes Fee # of Classes Fee 12 Classes $50.00 12 Classes $56.00 5 Classes $33.00 10 Classes $42.00 10 Classes $47.00 3 Classes $20.00 8 Classes $34.00 8 Classes $38.00 1 Class $7.00 5 Classes $21.50 5 Classes $24.00 1 Class $4.50 1 Class $5.00 SENIOR DROP-IN CARD Age 62 & older FITNESS DROP-IN CARD Adults through age 61 ZUMBA DROP-IN CARD FIT, FUN, FAMILY Adult and children ages 4-11. Enjoy this 40-minute class with your child, where you both will have fun and become more fit! Class will include games, races, dancing, and other activities to engage your child and you in moving, having fun, making friends, and getting fit. Activities will include fitness dice, parachutes, hula hoops, jump ropes, ball group games and more! Class will be held outdoors in Centennial Park, weather permitting. First day & rain days meet at the Community Center. Fee $42.00/6 Sessions (parent & one child) Fee $18.00/6 Sessions (each additional child) Day Dates Time Inst Activity # Wed June 17-July 22 5:45-6:25 pm Stephanie 17236 PERSONAL TRAINING - SMALL GROUP Do you want the fun of a group exercise class with the results of personal training? Would you like the benefits of a personal fitness plan without the hefty price of a personal trainer? Then give Small Group Personal Training a try. This will be a fun outdoor class (weather permitting) using a variety of body weight exercises and tools. The first session will include a mini-assessment and each class will include modifications just for you. Whether you are just starting or a seasoned exerciser, move further toward your fitness goals with the fun and camaraderie of small group personal training! First day and rain days meet at the Community Center. Stephanie is a certified personal trainer. NEW! NEW! Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Tues June 9-July 14 6:00-7:00 pm Stephanie $90.00 17235 Adult Fitness classes are for ages 16 & older. Children & spectators may not sit in the room while classes are in session. Participation is limited to those who have registered or purchased a drop-in pass for the class. 31 Adult Activities continued Do you have a competitive spirit, want a fun and easy way to get in shape again, or want to connect with your neighbors? The four -week Step To It Challenge is for you! Get Active with your community! The challenge is a fun, light-hearted way to connect with family, friends, and neighbors and get moving after a long winter. Twe nty- three communities will compete to see which one has the most active residents. Participants from each city will have a chance to be honored by Hennepin County & the MN Twins at a Twins home game during the 2015 season. Make it a family event by having kids join in the fun too! How does it work? As a Step To It participant, you will keep an ongoing total of the steps you take during the challenge. Using an activity con version chart at www.steptoit.org, other activities such as biking, gardening, yoga, swimming or even mowing the lawn can count towar d overall steps. The website will allow you to record your steps online or your step total can be called or faxed in. Best of a ll, it’s FREE! If you live or work in Hennepin County, you’re eligible to participate. Registration begins April 1 online at www.steptoit.org. Select Brooklyn Center as your community. After you register, stop by the Brooklyn Center Community Center to pick up your Step To It T-shirt. Applications also available at the Brooklyn Center Community Center. POTTERY — INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED Intermediate and advanced students learn to make larger vases, covered jars, horse hair pots and crystalline glazes. Bring a work shirt to the first class. Instructor will teach new skills each week. Fee includes 6 Weeks of instruction, clay, glazes, firings & Open Studio. Instructor Darrel. Deadline to register is one week prior to class start date. 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. Please see schedule for studio availability. Schedule will be posted on the pottery studio door and available at the customer service desk. POTTERY — BEGINNING Beginner students start with the basics by learning to “throw” on a wheel and hand build, creating small pots and bowls and basic glazing techniques. Bring a work shirt to the first class. Instructor will teach new skills each week. Fee includes 6 Weeks of instruction, clay, glazes, firings & Open Studio. Instructor Darrel. Deadline to register is one week prior to class start date. Day Dates Time Fee Activity # Tuesday June 9-July 14 6:00-8:30 pm $150.00 17245 Tuesday July 21-Aug 25 6:00-8:30 pm $150.00 17246 # of Weeks Dates Fee Activity # 6 June 8-July 18 $125.00 17243 6 July 19-August 29 $125.00 17244 STEP TO IT CHALLENGE - May 3-30 Have you ever dreamed of creating a piece of art that you could showcase in your home or gift to a friend or family member? A pottery class may be the answer for you! The BCCC Pottery Studio is a positive resource for novice and experienced artists in the Northwest Metro; available to residents and non -residents alike. Class size is limited; early registration is recommended. 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 regist er 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 st udents for session dates below. Check open studio schedule for times - posted on pottery studio door & available at customer service de sk. Class and Open Studio 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. POTTERY… GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY Day Dates Time Fee Activity # Thursday June 11-July 16 6:00-8:30 pm $150.00 17247 Thursday July 23-Aug 27 6:00-8:30 pm $150.00 17248 32 Community Tripsters is a program for people who enjoy getting away and meeting new friends. We live in an area that offers a multitude of fun and educational opportunities! Our trips allow you to eat at wonderful restaurants & experience a host of re markable recreational activities. Motor coach buses depart & return to Brooklyn Center Community Center; an escort accompanies all tri ps. REGISTRATION for trips is currently available by mail, in person, by phone 763-569-3400 or online at cityofbrooklyncenter.org. When registering for someone else, please have correct spelling of their name, correct address & phone number. Deadline dates listed are on a space permitting basis. Refunds given only if trip is canceled or a substitute can be found to take your place. Refunds subject to $5 cancelation fee. For Persons Traveling Alone - Would you like to go on a day outing but are hesitant to sign up? The Community Tripster staff would like to help put you in touch with others. If interest ed in finding out more, call Kelly at 763-569-3405. Trip Fee Includes: transportation, tours/admission, lunch, tax, gratuities and escort. COMMUNITY TRIPSTERS 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. Register by May 4. Day Date Time Fee Activity # Tuesday May 19 8:30 am-5:30 pm $68.00 16926 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. Register by May 25. Day Date Time Fee Activity # Wednesday June 3 9:00 am-5:00 pm $6.00 17237 ALIVE AND KICKINꞌ Arrive at David Fong’s Restaurant, a family tradition since 1958. It has become a landmark in Bloomington and is one of the longest running, family owned restaurants in the entire Twin Cities. All luncheons include your choice of Egg Roll or Cream Cheese Puffs, Fried Rice, Tea, and Fortune Cookie. Choose your menu selection when registering. 1. Sweet & Sour Pork, Egg Roll or Cream Cheese Puffs 2. Kung Bo Shrimp, Egg Roll or Cream Cheese Puffs 3. Chicken Chow Mein, Egg Roll or Cream Cheese Puffs 4. Beef with Garlic Sauce, Egg Roll or Cream Cheese Puffs Leave for the Bloomington Center for the Arts to enjoy Winds of Change, starring the beloved twenty-eight member senior ensemble Alive & Kickinꞌ. The show is a captivating historical blend of personal stories and social advancements set to inspiring music of the ages. This highly creative show celebrates and reflects social change that moved us and honors innovative artists who stirred up the music scene. Register by May 18. Day Date Time Fee Activity # Thursday June 11 11:00 am-5:30 pm $66.00 17238 CRUISING TWO RIVERS Travel to historic Red Wing and visit the new Pottery Museum. Enjoy a guided tour and see the amazing 70 gallon pottery jug. Spend time exploring the museum or shopping at the Pottery Place. Next we head to the Treasure Island Marina to board the “Grand Duchess” for an afternoon cruise up the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers. Traveling from Red Wing to Hudson, we’ll see a Wildlife Refuge, Diamond Bluff, St. Mary’s Point, Prescott, Afton and Lake St. Croix. Appreciate the natural beauty and wildlife that can only be experienced by boat. As we cruise, enjoy a buffet style late-lunch of baked chicken, salad, vegetable, potatoes, rolls, dessert and beverage. Note: Participants will need to walk three blocks to board the boat. The main floor of the boat is accessible. Register by June 22. Day Date Time Fee Activity # Tuesday July 14 9:45 am-6:30 pm $59.00 17239 Day Date Time Fee Activity # Tuesday August 11 8:15 am-4:30 pm $61.00 17240 ARBORETUM IN THE FALL Enjoy a leisurely fall afternoon with lunch at Lord Fletchers Old Lake Lodge. Visit the Apple House; apples grown at the Arboretum orchards will be available for purchase. Then on to the MN Landscape Arboretum. Established in 1958, it includes over 1,000 acres of rolling terrain. End the day by boarding the Trumpet Creeper Tram for a narrated riding tour of the gardens and woodlands, highlighting the many collections, displays and demonstration gardens. Register by August 31. Day Date Time Fee Activity # Tuesday September 15 10:00 am-5:15 pm $66.00 17241 MADE IN MINNESOTA Arrive at Mohr family dairy farm near Glencoe and enjoy a cup of coffee & treat. Tour Bonnie Mohr Studio and explore the farm buildings. Bonnie is a well-known rural agricultural artist. She exhibits and sells her original paintings, lithographic prints, giclèes, mini-prints, note cards, and Christmas cards. Stop at the new Bongards' Creameries Retail Store in Norwood Young America. In 1908 the doors of a farmer -owned co-op opened in the town of Bongards, MN. Enjoy lunch at Lola’s Lakehouse Restaurant, with a nautical feel of glass doors that run the length of the building overlooking Lake Waconia. Menu: Soup & Sandwich special of the day. Drive along beautiful Lake Waconia to the Sovereign Estate Vineyard, situated on a gentle slope with the lake as a backdrop. Enjoy their signature wine tasting of available white, red, and rose' served in a souvenir glass. Register by July 27. 33 LEISURE TIME DROP-IN Enjoy playing cards? Join us Wednesdays, 10:45 am-2:00 pm. Must be checked in no later than 11:00 am. Partners not required. Bring your lunch & have fun. Coffee & tea provided. Everyone contributes $1/week to kitty, which helps defray cost of supplies, refreshments & prizes. Birthdays celebrated the 1st Wednesday of the month with dessert. Everyone except those celebrating a birthday that month contributes $1. Progressive 500 played every other week with prizes for top three scores & non winner drawing. If you don’t play cards, informal instruction available from players except Progressive 500 days. Hosted by volunteers. Schedule at community center. MEN’S DROP-IN Interested in getting together informally with other guys? Drop in Mondays and Thursdays, Noon-3:30 pm. Play Buck Euchre, similar to 500. If you don’t play, informal instruction by the men is available. Questions, call Earl at 612-280-8288 or Kelly at 763-569-3405. Hosted by volunteers. SOCIAL GROUPS The groups Leisure Time Drop-in, Men’s Drop-in, Friendship Quilters & 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! BROOKLYN CENTER WOMEN’S CLUB Club promotes social, cultural & civic activities for women ages 21 & older. Monthly meetings are informative with entertaining programs and are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm at the Community Center, Sept-May. Sponsored by Community Activities, Recreation & Services Dept. Dues $15.00/year. 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. For information, call 763-428-4023. May 20 - Plymouth Playhouse: “Pop Up Musical” with a chicken buffet lunch at the Plymouth Playhouse. $52.00. DONUT MAKE YOU WONDER? Join us for an interesting informative program, coffee, and you guessed it - Donuts! Program fee is $2 payable at the door but you must register by the Thursday before so there are enough refreshments for everyone. Call 763-569-3405 to register. Program Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Dr. N from 10-11:30 am 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. 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. BROOKLYN CENTER FRIENDSHIP QUILTERS Join others who love quilting! This friendly drop-in group meets on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month Sept-May, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm. Dates: May 6, June 3, 17, July 1, Aug. 5 & 19. No dues; bring lunch, beverage & quilting project. For more info and summer meeting locations, call Joanne, 763-561-1219. BOOMERS & BEYOND 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 deadline one week prior to class date. Class held at the Community Center. Day Date Time Fee Activity # Tuesday May 19 12:30-3:30 pm $58.00 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. Class held at the Community Center. FREE! Day Date Time Fee Activity # Tuesday May 12 11:00 am-12:00 pm Free Call CC FREE HELP FOR MEDICARE RECIPIENTS Brooklyn Center Community Center No Income Limits! Confidential, Free Assistance & No Sales! One hour individual morning appointments on May 13, June 10, July 8, September 16 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. 34 Boomers & Beyond continued TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM OPTIONS Available through METROPOLITAN COUNCIL Transit Link Twin Cities dial-a-ride public minibus service. It is wheelchair accessible. Operates Monday–Friday, 6:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Fares are based on distance traveled. For fees and to reserve a ride, call 651-602-5465. Metro Mobility Shared public transportation service that is wheelchair accessible. Riders must apply to ride and certify that they cannot use regular fixed-route buses due to a disability or health condition. Operates Monday-Friday from 5:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 651-602-1111. Services for Purchasing Groceries and Prescriptions Name Phone Website Store to Door 651-642-1892 www.storetodoor.org Gopher Grocery 612-379-1007 www.gophergrocery.com Coborns 763-971-4900 www.cobornsdelivers.com Lunds/ Byerlys 952-897-9800 www.lundsandbyerlys.com Walgreens Call your local store for details CVS Call your local store for details Cub Foods Through Store to Door (see above) TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES Purchase a Paver for the Plaza of Honor Cost is $250.00 for an engraved paver 4" x 8" permanently laid in the Plaza of Honor in an area near the Amphitheater. Maximum 45 characters or spaces. Ideal for a civic group, individual, memorial, business, church, family, school, Veteran or pet.  Order forms available at the Community Center and on the City website.  Fill out the form & bring or mail to: City of Brooklyn Center–Centennial, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. Make check payable to City of Brooklyn Center– Centennial. Questions, call Sue at 763-569-3406. AMPHITHEATER AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM Auto Insurance Discount 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. Eight Hour — If you have never taken the training or haven’t taken the refresher course for more than three years. 2 Sessions. Days Dates Time Tues & Wed Oct 6 & 7 5:00-9:00 pm REGISTRATION INFORMATION Registration accepted immediately! Fee - AARP Members $15 & Non-members $20. Membership information, call 1-888-687-2277. Register at Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway. If class is full, we will put you on the waiting list and call you if an opening occurs. Advanced registration required by mail or in person; no walk-ins the day of class. Make check or money order payable to AARP. (Cash & credit cards not accepted.) Questions, call 763-569-3400. Class location - Crossings, 6201 N Lilac Drive, south entry. Crossing residents may register with the manager, space providing. Thanks to Crossings Manager & Lang Nelson Corporation for providing this site. Smoking prohibited. For other class locations, call AARP at 952 -858-9040, Monday- Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Four Hour Refresher — For persons who have completed the eight hour course within the preceding three years. 1 Session. Day Date Time Wednesday May 6 8:30 am-12:30 pm Wednesday June 3 8:30 am-12:30 pm Wednesday July 8 8:30 am-12:30 pm Wednesday August 5 8:30 am-12:30 pm Wednesday September 2 8:30 am-12:30 pm If you have questions about the Boomers & Beyond programs, call Kelly at 763-569-3405. SENIOR SPRING LUNCHEON EARLE BROWN HERITAGE CENTER 6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center Spend an afternoon experiencing a little history at Earle Brown Heritage Center. Celebrating 25 years as a historical conference & events center, EBHC has won numerous awards and hosts hundreds of events each year. Enjoy an exceptional catered meal, explore the Earle Brown Heritage Center historic buildings and walk the paths in the beautiful landscaped courtyard. Menu: Garden salad, grilled chicken with herbed cream sauce, buttermilk mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetable, rolls, dessert, coffee, tea, water. Register by April 22. Day Date Time Fee Activity # Friday May 1 11:15 am-1:30 pm $20.00 16953 35 VOLUNTEERS are PARTNERS in COMMUNITY Container planting at City Hall & Community Center - late spring, one day. Time scheduled with volunteer for approximately 2-4 hours. Ongoing summer care optional. Adopt a Garden at the Community Center - ongoing maintenance late spring, summer and fall. Volunteers set their own schedule. If interested, call 763-569-3405. PICNIC SHELTERS 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 Priority reservations for Brooklyn Center residents is February 3-May 15, 2015. Reservations for non-residents available beginning May 18. Reservation must be made in person at the community center Monday -Friday, 9:30 am-4:30 pm. 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 of 7 days notice required.  Applicable taxes will be applied to fees.  $50 portable restroom clean is included in the reservation fee for Centennial, Evergreen and Northport picnic shelters . Portable restroom clean for other parks may be available upon request for an additional fee.  $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.  The City of Brooklyn Center significantly restricts the use of radios, boom boxes, recorded music, loud speakers, live music or amplified sound equipment. The Police Department actively enforces the city’s noise ordinance.  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 with a copy of their permit during event and is responsible for group’s compliance of City policies & ordinances. PARKS ADOPT-A-PARK/TRAIL/STREET Supported by groups & individuals representing a cross -section of the community, including businesses, organizations, schools, scouts, churches & neighborhoods. This program plays an important role in helping maintain parks, trails, public grounds & streets. Organizations are recognized by signs at their adopted facilities. For info or to volunteer, call 763-585-7100. 36 Ages 6-12. Learn the fundamentals of golf. Using SNAG equipment, students will rotate to various stations for putting, chipping & driving. Format is fun & recreational. Register at Centerbrook. CENTERBROOK EVENTS 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 $27.00, includes golf, meal and chance to win prizes. Tee times 9:00 am - Noon and 4-7:00 pm Pre-registration at Centerbrook is required. 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 pm (shotgun start). Fee $35.00/ golfer! Includes golf, t-shirt, meal & chance to win prizes. GOLF COURSE 763-549-3750 5500 N Lilac Dr centerbrookgolf.com  Call for Tee Time  Full Service  Groups Welcome  Company and Private Events & Outings  Electric Carts  Pull Carts  Club Rental  Snack Bar  Pro Shop 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). ADULT BASIC FUNDAMENTAL GOLF LESSONS Bring clubs or we’ll furnish. Registration Fee $65.00/3 Lessons. YOUTH BASIC FUNDAMENTAL GOLF LESSONS Ages 6-17. Bring clubs or we’ll furnish. Registration Fee $50.00/3 Lessons. PARENT/CHILD PAIR GOLF LESSONS Adult & Child Ages 6-17. Bring clubs or we’ll furnish. Registration Fee $75.00/3 Lessons. REFRESHER AND PRIVATE GOLF LESSONS Design Your Own Lessons Choose the number of people to be included, lesson times & golf skills to work on. Cost determined by lesson design. GOLF LESSONS Days Dates Time Fee Mon & Wed June 15-July 15 10:00-11:30 am $49.00 Mon & Wed July 20-August 12 10:00-11:30 am $49.00 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. 37 PLANNING AN EVENT OR OUTING? Centerbrook is a great location to hold family, charity, team building and corporate events. Contact Steve Makowske, Golf Course Superintendent at 763-549-3750 to personally plan your event. League Day Dates Tee Times Begin 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 League openings! Register at Centerbrook Golf Course. Centerbrook accepts Visa, MasterCard & Discover. 2015 GOLF LEAGUES 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 LEAGUE GREEN FEES - PAYMENT OPTIONS Centerbrook Golf Course continued Centerbrookgolf.com Centerbrook Golf Course launches new website! By setting up an account at centerbrookgolf.com, you will receive notifications about events, specials and leagues. In addition, you can book a tee time, take a virtual tour of the course and have access to online specials. Log on for valuable coupons. Check us out at centerbrookgolf.com. *Savings over buying daily green fees. 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 (ages 18-59) - 10 rounds for price of 9 $135.00 Senior (ages 60 & over) - 10 rounds for price of 9 $117.00 Junior (ages 6-17) - 10 rounds for price of 9 $99.00 Electric Golf Cart - 10 rounds for price of 9 $126.00 2015 PASS CARD FEES $99.00 4500 Holes of GOLF September 15 until end of season! 38 EARLE BROWN DAYS FESTIVAL Volunteer Volunteer to be part of the best event in Brooklyn Center - Earle Brown Days. Join this fun committee and help plan activities & events. Opportunities include helping at Craft & Business Expo, Family Fun & Games, and fundraising. Committee meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 4:30 pm at the Community Center. Parade Thursday, June 25, 6:30 pm - 59th & Dupont to 69th & Dupont Craft & Business Expo Saturday, June 27, 10 am-4 pm Centennial Park Fee: $45.00 for a 12ꞌ x 12 ꞌ space Contact Sue at 763-569-3406 to find out more about volunteering or to receive a parade or Craft & Business Expo form. www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org/earlebrowndays BROOKLYN CENTER PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY COMMISSION The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm 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. Fee - $47.50 Ages 14 & Under •Pool admission for up to 10 children! •Use of water slide for up to 10 children! •Use of birthday party room for 1½ hours!  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 am-4:00 pm. Adult making reservation is responsible for supervising the party. Room limit 25 including supervising parents.  Permitted - Commercially prepared or store bought cake, pre-packaged beverages (no red, orange or grape dye) or order pizza from restaurants.  Homemade food items not permitted.  Appropriate swimwear required in pool.  Minimum height for water slide is 52". Children less than 52" must pass swim test or be accompanied by an adult. EXERCISE ROOM Minimum age 15. Shirts & tennis shoes required. Hours on page 39. Cardiovascular Treadmills-5; Elliptical Cross Trainers-4; Stair Climbers-2; Precore Elliptical-1; Star Trac Recumbent Bike-2; Stair Master Free Climber Strength Training Leg Press/Calf Raise; Leg Curl/Leg Extension; Multi -chest; Bicep/Triceps; “Smith” Machine; Cable Crossover; Lat Pull Down/Low Row; Cybex Abdominal; Dumbbells Circuit Training Hip Abduction/Adduction; Abdominal/Low Back; Pectoral/ Deltoid; Shoulder Press/Pull Down; Leg Extension/Leg Curl; Squat; Lift Task; Chest Row; Bicep/Tricep; Fitness Technology Rotary Torso; Precor Stretch Trainer 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 Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-3:30 pm at 763-569-3400. BIRTHDAY SWIM PARTY PACKAGE SPECIAL INTEREST T.G.I.F. FAMILY NIGHT FUN FLOATS Every Friday! 5-8:00 pm 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 39. Fee - $150.00 Ages 12 & Under Get Fired-Up about your child’s next birthday party! Each guest will hand build a turtle or bowl (dependent on age) out of clay. Fee includes use of room, pottery instructor, clay, glaze & firing for up to 10 children. Host parent will be called when pieces come out of the kiln and are ready for pick-up. •Use of birthday party room for 2 hours! (45 min clay building, 1hour, 15 min. for food, cake & present opening). Book A Party - $150.00 non-refundable payment required when booking party. Minimum 14 days notice required. Call 763-569-3405 Monday-Friday, 9:30 am-4:00 pm. Adult making reservation is responsible for supervising the party. Room limit 20 including supervising parents. Party dates & times booked based on instructor’s availability. Permitted - Commercially prepared or store bought cake, pre - packaged beverages (no red, orange or grape dye) or order pizza from restaurants. Homemade food items not permitted. BIRTHDAY POTTERY PARTY PACKAGE 39 FEATURES  50 Meter Swimming Pool — Ages 6 & younger must be accompanied by an adult. Appropriate swimwear required.  Wading Pool — Ages 6 & younger when supervised by an adult. Appropriate swimwear required.  Water Slide — Children less than 52" tall who wish to use the water slide must pass swim test or be accompanied by an adult. The recreation department reserves the right to open the water slide during non -scheduled times.  Exercise Room — Ages 15 & older. Shirts and tennis shoes required.  Sauna — Ages 18 & older. Children not allowed even if accompanied by an adult.  Locker Rooms — Coin operated lockers (25¢) available. No one over age 5 allowed in opposite gender locker rooms.  Family Locker Rooms MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS Membership entitles member to use the swimming pool, water slide, diving boards, exercise room & sauna during open hours. Proof of same address required for dual, senior, senior dual, household & household+ memberships.  Individual Membership — Available to one person.  Dual Membership — Available to two people who both reside at the same address.  Senior Membership — Available to Brooklyn Center senior residents age 62 & older.  Senior Dual Membership — Available to two Brooklyn Center senior residents age 62 & older both residing at same address.  Household Membership — Available to two adults & up to three dependents age 17 & younger or full-time students age 22 & younger who are attending post -secondary school. Proof of post-secondary status required.  Household+ Membership — 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. PUNCH CARD PRICES 10 Punches 50 Punches 100 Punches 25 Punches $35.70 $161.00 $305.00 $85.00 Ages 0-14 & 62 & older $45.20 $107.50 $203.50 $385.00 Ages 15-61 DAILY ADMISSION PRICES With Slide Without Slide Ages 0-14 & 62 & older $4.75 $3.75 Ages 15-61 $5.75 $4.75 COMMUNITY CENTER CLOSED Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day — Saturday, July 4 - 4th of July Holiday — Monday, September 7 - Labor Day POOL, WATER SLIDE, EXERCISE ROOM & SAUNA HOURS - June 8-September 6 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 MEMBERSHIP PRICES SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT 8-9:30 am &- Noon-1:00 pm 8-9:30 am &- Noon-1:00 pm 8-9:30 am &- Noon-1:00 pm 8-9:30 am &- Noon-1:00 pm 8-9:30 am &- Noon-1:00 pm 8-8:50 am &- Noon-1:00 pm POOL ADULTS ONLY 1-5:00 pm 1-4:30 pm 1-8:00 pm 1-8:00 pm 1-4:00 pm 1-8:00 pm 1-8:00 pm POOL ALL AGES 1-5:00 pm 1-4:30 pm 1-8:00 pm 1-8:00 pm 1-4:00 pm 1-8:00 pm 1-8:00 pm WADING POOL 8-9:00 pm 8-9:00 pm 8-9:00 pm Noon-1:00 pm LAP SWIM 1-5:00 pm 1-4:30 pm 1-8:00 pm 1-8:00 pm 1-4:00 pm 1-8:00 pm 1-8:00 pm WATER SLIDE 1-5:00 pm 8:00 am- 9:00 pm 8:00 am- 9:00 pm 8:00 am- 9:00 pm 8:00 am- 9:00 pm 8:00 am- 9:00 pm 8:00 am- 9:00 pm EXERCISE ROOM & SAUNA COMMUNITY CENTER 40 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID TWIN CITIES MN PERMIT NO. 2170 33rd Annual SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Subject to change Brooklyn Center EARLE BROWN DAYS FESTIVAL JUNE 25-27, 2015 C ITY OF B ROOK LYN C E N TER A GREAT PLACE TO START, A GREAT PL ACE TO STAY 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 Thursday, June 25  Parade, 6:30 pm - 59th & Dupont to 69th & Dupont Friday, June 26  *Golf Tournament - 9:00 am-Noon & 4-7:00 pm - Centerbrook Golf Course - 5500 N Lilac Dr Saturday, June 27 Centennial Park - 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway  Craft & Business Expo - 10:00 am-4:00 pm  Kids’ Fishing Contest (ages 3-12) - 10:00-11:45 am  Kids’ Crafts (ages 3-12) - 10:00 am-1:30 pm  Kids’ Planting Activity (ages 3-12) - 10:00 am-1:30 pm  Petting Zoo - 10:00 am-1:30 pm  Three Rivers Park District Program - 10:00 am-2:00 pm  Fire Truck - 11:00 am-1:00 pm  Face Painting - 11:00 am-2:00 pm  Family Fun & Games - 2:00 pm  Capri Big Band - 8:30-10:00 pm  Fireworks - 10:00 pm Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Most events FREE! *Denotes Fee. 763-569-3400 cityofbrooklyncenter.org/earlebrowndays