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2015 Edition 192 Fall www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | CITY OFCITY OFCITY OF BROOKLYN CENTER A GREAT PLACE TO START, A GREAT PLACE TO STAY www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org Fall 2015 Edition 192 News for the communityNews for the community Sign up to receive City news through Be Notified on the City website. Receive emails or texts about current news, City meetings, recreational opportunities, police news and more. For articles that indicate Website Search, you can find more information on the City website by using the search function. Inside this issue City Briefs Farmers Market Happy Hollow Meeting Oh Crap Pickup Random Acts of Kindness Hotel Survey Business Spotlight Ecumen Celebrate Community Water Restrictions Sewer Backups Special Materials Drop-Off City Contacts Recreation Brochure On Saturday, September 19 from 10 am-2 pm, gather your family and friends and attend the Brooklyn Center Fire Department Open House. The event will be held at the West Fire Station, 6250 Brooklyn Blvd. Several demonstrations and activities are planned. Watch a kitchen fire in action or a Jaws of Life automobile extraction demonstration. Other activities include a jump house for kids or ride fire truck ride with a donation of a non-perishable item for the local food shelf. Be sure to bring your camera and take a picture with Sparky the Fire Dog. The Brooklyn Center Police Department, North Ambulance, and Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit will also be at the event to share information. Free refreshments will be served. This is a great opportunity to learn about fire prevention and ask questions of City staff. Join us for an entertaining and educational day. For more information about the Open House, visit www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org, Search Fire Department Open House. A Burning Desire for Fire Safety Fire Department Open House September 19, 2015 2 3 4 5 The Brooklyn Center Fire Department responds to more than 30 structure fires annually. Do you have a fire escape plan? 2 | Brooklyn Center Fall 2015 City Watch City briefs provide short updates about current city activities up to July 21 (print date). For more information about events or activities, visit the City website or call City Hall. Shingle Creek Crossing More stores are opening as the multi- year phased development continues for Shingle Creek Crossing. Michael’s, the arts and crafts specialty retailer, celebrated their ribbon cutting and grand opening in May. The store features items and activities such as:  Home décor and floral  Scrapbooking and paper crafts  Jewelry and art supplies  Kids and tweens department  Custom framing with design area  Kids Club and Passport to Imagination Classes The new store design includes approximately 21,360 sq. ft. and employs more than 60 people. According to District Manager Lawrence McNutt, “Our new store features thousands of products that will inspire every crafter at any level from beginning to expert.” Jimmy Johns opened at 1480 Shingle Creek Crossing. According to General Manager Jason Barrett, besides their freaky fast service, one of the best features of their new store is the drive– thru, offering additional convenience for customers. Opportunity Site Demolition continues at the City- owned properties at the former Brookdale Square Mall (NW corner of Bass Lake Road and Highway 100). The site is being prepared for future development. The concept plan includes new move-up housing opportunities. The theater was demolished in June and the event center will be demolished in July. There are plans to remove the Strip Mall later this year. Discussions with potential development firms continue for market-rate housing opportunities. More Construction and Development In June 2015, the development at the Former Howe Fertilizer Site, 4821 Xerxes Avenue, was approved by the City Council for outside storage. The developer Hyde Company is planning to build a 68,000 sq. ft. office/ warehouse/manufacturing facility. The buildings have been demolished and contamination cleanup has begun. Construction may begin fall 2015. The City Council approved a new children’s daycare center at Spiritual Life Church, 6865 Shingle Creek Parkway. Luther Brookdale Volkswagen, the new 32,100 sq. ft. dealership, is nearing completion with an August 2015 opening date. Luther Auto Group recently purchased and demolished the adjacent Shell Express gas station for additional vehicle display and parking. Welcome to the Neighborhood! Three homes were recently renovated under the federally-funded Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). Renovations include a modern floor plan with open kitchens, green building features, and like-new conditions. All three properties sold for at or above asking price within days on the market. More information about NSP homes is available on the City website, Search NSP or by calling the Building & Community Standards Department. New Single Family Homes are being built on six residential lots the City purchased the past few years as part of the ReNew/ReBuild program. The previous houses and structures were demolished. Five lots were sold to Novak-Fleck Inc. and one lot was sold Rendering of Building Planned at 4821 Xerxes Ave Continued page 3... Store Manager Lynn Thompson, Mayor Willson, Commissioners Myrna Kragness, and Steve Landis at Michael’s Ribbon Cutting www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org | 3 On June 25, 2015, Ecumen Prairie Lodge celebrated their 10th Anniversary in Brooklyn Center. Mayor Pro Tem Dan Ryan congratulated them during the ceremony, along with several community members and resident families. Ecumen is an assisted living and memory care facility, with 89 apartments. One of their specialties is their Awakenings Program. This program focuses on the reduction of dementia medication through the use of behavior redirection and focused client time activities. For information about Ecumen, please visit their website at www.prairielodge.org or call (763) 566-1495. Ecumen Prairie Lodge Celebrates 10 Years Ecumen Celebration Front row: Mark, Noreen, Iola and Patty Back row: Sherri, Amanda, Adele, Steve, Diana, Katie, and Paula What is Your Hotel Experience? We want to hear what you think about hotels in Brooklyn Center. Whether you, friends, or family have stayed in a hotel in Brooklyn Center or just drive by, we would like to hear your experiences and opinions. Please complete the online survey on the City website, Search Hotel Survey. If you have questions, please call Sergeant Patrick Toohey at (763) 569-3333. to Novak-Fleck Inc. and one lot was sold to Dingman Construction Co. Four and five bedroom homes in the $200,000 price range have been built on five of the lots. Welcome to the Neighborhood Continued ... Oh Crap! Please Pick It Up Not only is dog feces a smelly nuisance if not properly disposed of, it also contributes to storm water pollution when it washes into the storm drains and waterways. Dog feces contains bacteria and is high in nitrogen and phosphorus. Please dispose of dog feces as follows:  Trash it. Seal the pet waste in a plastic bag. Biodegradable bags are fine, but don’t break down in the landfill for years. An alternative is to reuse bags found in the house.  Flush it. You can flush plain dog feces down the toilet. However, do not include bags or other extra materials. Do not put feces in your backyard compost pile. Temperatures in compost piles do not get high enough to kill disease-causing bacteria. It can also create pest breeding sites and nuisance odors. Recognize Random Acts of Kindness Do you know someone who has performed an act of kindness the past year. Submit a Random Act of Kindness nomination by September 24, 2015. The City Council will recognize Random Acts of Kindness nominees at an October meeting. The nomination form and details can be found on the City’s website, Search Kindness. Happy Hollow Meeting The last Neighborhood Area Meeting of the summer is September 15 for the Happy Hollow Neighborhood. If you haven’t attended your neighborhood meeting previously, we encourage you to attend to hear your neighborhood and city updates. Farmers Market A Farmers Market was approved to be located at the Sun Foods, 6350 Brooklyn Boulevard. The market will be open through October 2015, weather depending. Please contact Sun Foods if you have questions about space, hours, or operations. 4 | Brooklyn Center Fall 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) 569-3300. 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 Water Restrictions Odd-Even sprinkling restrictions are in effect May 1– September 30 for City water supplies. Private wells are excluded. For more information, visit www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org or call Utility Billing at (763) 569-3390. For Sewer Backups– Call City First If you experience a sewer backup, call the City Public Utilities Division immediately to determine if the blockage is in the City sewer line or your private sewer line. This service is provided at no charge. For more information, call public utilities at (763) 569-3390, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm. After hours, weekends, and holidays - call police at 911 and public utility personnel will be contacted. Special Materials Drop Off The annual fall Special Material Drop Off Day is October 10, 2015. This event is a great way to get rid of common household items for free or little cost. More information regarding materials and costs will be available on the HRG website, www.hrg-recycling.com or by calling the HRG Recycling Coordinator at (763) 493-8006. Celebrate Community Diversity brings strength, character and distinctiveness to the City. We recognize the various ethnic groups and accomplishments through these designated celebrations. September—Hispanic Heritage Month Nearly 9.6% of Brooklyn Center’s population reported as Hispanic or Latino in Census 2010. October 6—German-American Day Celebrate the contributions of our citizens of German descent. November— National American Indian Heritage Month 0.8% of Brooklyn Center’s population reported as American Indian and Alaska Native in Census 2010. Brooklyn Center Community Activities, Recreation & Services Department 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center MN 55430 763-569-3400 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org FALL 2015 Architect’s rendition of the Brooklyn Center Centennial Civic & Veterans Memorial Amphitheater For information about ordering a paver, see page 17. 6 Registration Begins August 10 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 _____ 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 7 LIABILITY  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.  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 activity fees.  Late Pickup Fee - If a child is not picked up immediately after class, $5 fee is charged for every 10 minutes after class ending time.  Missed 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 INSIDE THIS ISSUE POLICIES & 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 Adaptive Recreation 22 Adult - Fitness/Pottery/Painting 14-17 Aquatics - Swim Lessons 8-10 Boomers & Beyond 18-20 Centerbrook Golf Course 23 Community Center Hours/Rates 27 Community Tripsters 21 Halloween Party 12 Holly Sunday Back Page Parks/Picnic Shelters 26 Policies & Refund Information 7 Registration Information 6 Special Interest 24-25 Sports - Youth & Adult 13 Teen 13 Youth - Dance/Holiday Classes/Home Alone 11 8 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 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! Safely diving 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 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 10. 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. 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. 9 Aquatics continued Class Time Fee Activity # Children – Levels 1-3 Children – Levels 1-5 Children – Levels 1-6 Children – Levels 1-6 Children – Levels 1-3 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 $60.00 $60.00 $60.00 $60.00 $60.00 17288 17289 17290 17291 17292 Baby & Me 5:45-6:15 pm $60.00 17331 Baby & Me/Parent & Tot Combination 6:55-7:25 pm $60.00 17334 Parent & Tot 6:20-6:50 pm $60.00 17346 Lil’ Tots - Level 1 5:10-5:40 pm 5:45-6:15 pm 6:20-6:50 pm $60.00 $60.00 $60.00 17309 17310 17311 Lil’ Tots - Level 2 5:10-5:40 pm 5:45-6:15 pm 6:20-6:50 pm $60.00 $60.00 $60.00 17321 17322 17323 Adaptive/Aqua Buddies 5:10-5:40 pm 6:55-7:25 pm 7:30-8:00 pm $105.00 $105.00 $105.00 17337 17360 17361 Private 5:10-5:40 pm $200.00 17352 Adult Beginner 7:30-8:00 pm $60.00 17367 Adult Intermediate 7:30-8:00 pm $60.00 17371 Adult Women Only 7:30-8:00 pm $60.00 17372 Water Safety Aide (1 hour) 5:45-6:45 pm $85.00 17382 Tuesdays, Oct. 6-Dec. 8 – 10 lessons (30 min.) Class Time Fee Activity # Children – Levels 1-3 Children – Levels 1-5 Children – Levels 1-5 Children – Levels 1-6 Children – Levels 1-3 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 $60.00 $60.00 $60.00 $60.00 $60.00 17298 17299 17300 17301 17302 Baby & Me 5:45-6:15 pm $60.00 17332 Baby & Me/Parent & Tot Combination 6:55-7:25 pm $60.00 17335 Parent & Tot 6:20-6:50 pm $60.00 17347 Lil’ Tots - Level 1 5:45-6:15 pm 6:20-6:50 pm 6:55-7:25 pm $60.00 $60.00 $60.00 17312 17313 17314 Lil’ Tots - Level 2 5:45-6:15 pm 6:20-6:50 pm 6:55-7:25 pm $60.00 $60.00 $60.00 17324 17325 17326 Adaptive/Aqua Buddies 5:10-5:40 pm 7:30-8:00 pm $105.00 $105.00 17341 17342 Private 5:10-5:40 pm 7:30-8:00 pm $200.00 $200.00 17356 17357 Teen 6:55-7:25 pm $60.00 17374 Adult Beginner 7:30-8:00 pm $60.00 17368 Adult Women Only 7:30-8:00 pm $60.00 17373 Water Safety Aide (1 hour) 6:20-7:20 pm $85.00 17383 Thursdays, Oct. 8-Dec. 17 – 10 lessons (30 min.) (No Class November 26) Class Time Fee with Extended swim Activity # Children – Levels 1-4 Children – Levels 1-4 Children – Levels 1-4 Children – Levels 2-6 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 $73.00 $73.00 $73.00 $73.00 $73.00 17293 17294 17295 17296 17297 Adaptive/Aqua Buddies 5:10-5:40 pm 6:55-7:25 pm 7:30-8:00 pm $118.00 $118.00 $118.00 17338 17339 17340 Private 4:30-5:00 pm 5:10-5:40 pm 7:30-8:00 pm $213.00 $213.00 $213.00 17353 17354 17355 Diving 1 6:20-6:50 pm $73.00 17376 Diving 2 5:45-6:15 pm $73.00 17377 Diving 3 6:55-7:25 pm $73.00 17378 Wednesdays, Oct. 7-Dec. 16 – 10 lessons (30 min.) (No class November 25) Extended Swim - May swim before or after lesson. Class Time Fee with Extended swim Activity # Children – Levels 1-3 Children – Levels 1-3 Children – Levels 4-6 Children – Levels 1-3 Children – Levels 4-6 Children – Levels 1-3 1:30-2:00 pm 2:05-2:35 pm 2:40-3:10 pm 3:15-3:45 pm 4:00-4:30 pm 4:35-5:05 pm $73.00 $73.00 $73.00 $73.00 $73.00 $73.00 17282 17283 17284 17285 17286 17287 Lil’ Tots - Level 1 1:30-2:00 pm $73.00 17308 Lil’ Tots - Level 2 2:05-2:35 pm $73.00 17320 Tuesdays, Oct. 6-Dec. 8 – 10 lessons (30 min.) Extended Swim May swim before or after lesson between 1-5:00 pm. Extended Swim Lesson Note If parent wishes to swim, they pay daily admission fee each day. 10 Aquatics continued Days & Dates Time Fee Activity # Thursday, Oct. 15 Friday, Oct. 16 Saturday, Oct. 17 Sunday, Oct. 18 10:00 am-6:00 pm 10:00 am-6:00 pm 1-8:00 pm 1-8:00 pm $225.00 17443 Friday, Nov. 13 Saturday, Nov. 14 Sunday, Nov. 15 Saturday, Nov. 21 Sunday, Nov. 22 5:30-9:30 pm 1-8:00 pm 1-6:00 pm 1-8:00 pm 1-8:00 pm $225.00 17444 Monday, Dec. 28 Tuesday, Dec. 29 Wednesday, Dec. 30 Thursday, Dec. 31 9:30 am-5:30 pm 9:30 am-5:30 pm 9:30 am-5:30 pm 9:30 am-4:00 pm $225.00 17445 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. LIFEGUARD TRAINING American Red Cross Class Time Fee with Extended swim Activity # Preschool/ Kindergarten 10:10-10:40 am 11:20-11:50 am $73.00 $73.00 17350 17351 Baby & Me/ Parent & Tot Combo 9:35-10:05 am $73.00 17451 Lil’ Tots - Level 1 10:45-11:15 am $73.00 17315 Lil’ Tots - Level 2 11:55 am-12:25 pm $73.00 17327 Adult Beginner 9:00-9:30 am $73.00 17369 Thursdays, Oct. 8-Dec. 17 – 10 lessons (30 min.) (No class November 26) Extended Swim - May swim before or after lesson. Class Time Fee Activity # Children – Levels 1-4 Children – Levels 1-5 Children – Levels 1-5 Children – Levels 1-6 Children – Levels 1-4 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 $54.00 $54.00 $54.00 $54.00 $54.00 17303 17304 17305 17306 17307 Baby & Me 9:00-9:30 am $54.00 17333 Baby & Me/Parent & Tot Combination 10:45-11:15 am $54.00 17336 Parent & Tot 10:10-10:40 am $54.00 17349 Lil’ Tots - Level 1 9:35-10:05 am 10:10-10:40 am 10:45-11:15 am 11:20-11:50 am $54.00 $54.00 $54.00 $54.00 17316 17317 17318 17319 Lil’ Tots - Level 2 9:35-10:05 am 10:10-10:40 am 11:20-11:50 am $54.00 $54.00 $54.00 17328 17329 17330 Adaptive/Aqua Buddies 9:00-9:30 am 11:20-11:50 am 12-12:30 pm $94.50 $94.50 $94.50 17343 17344 17345 Private 9:00-9:35 am 12-12:30 pm $180.00 $180.00 17358 17359 Diving 1 9:00-9:30 am $54.00 17379 Diving 2 11:20-11:50 am $54.00 17380 Teen 11:20-11:50 am $54.00 17375 Adult Beginner 9:35-10:05 am 11:20-11:50 am $54.00 $54.00 17370 17385 Competitive 11:20-11:50 am $54.00 17381 Water Safety Aide (1 hour) 9:35-10:35 am $76.50 17384 Saturdays, Oct. 10-Dec. 12 – 9 lessons (30 min.) (No Class November 28) Extended Swim Lesson Note If parent wishes to swim, they pay daily admission fee each day. Winter 2016 Spring 2016 Tuesday January 12-March 15 Tuesday March 22-May 24 Wednesday January 13-March 16 Wednesday March 23-May25 Thursday January 14-March 17 Thursday March 24-May 26 Saturday January 9-March 12 Saturday March 19-May 21 UPCOMING SWIM LESSON DATES 11 TAP & JAZZ Ages 9-11. Lessons combine learning popular jazz techniques with the fun of tap dance. Rhythm, coordination and timing will be taught. CREATIVE DANCE & JAZZ This popular class includes unique movements, rhythm and coordination choreographed to popular music styles. Fun and high energy. DANCE PROGRAM  Class location - Community Center.  24 lessons - September through April.  Costume Fee - In addition to class fee; will be due in Nov.  Recital - Will be held on a Sunday in the spring.  Spectators not permitted in class.  Dance Attire - Special shoes and dance attire are optional.  Registration for dance classes accepted immediately. HOLIDAY COOKIE BAKING Ages 6-12. You can impress even St. Nick when you learn to make delicious cookies in this fun workshop. Eat some and take some home. You will get a recipe booklet so you can make them at home too. Wear old clothes or bring an apron. Meets at Community Center. HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS Ages 6-12. Have fun while making four festive ornaments. Great to give as gifts or enjoy on your own tree! Wear old clothes; permanent paint used. Meets at Community Center. YOUTH ACTIVITIES TAP & BALLET Ages 4-5. Has your child dreamed of being a ballerina? This class will introduce basic tap and ballet steps choreographed to fun music. Day Begins Time Activity # Fee Inst Mon Sept. 28 5:00-5:40 pm 17265 $100.00 Ingrid Tues Sept. 22 5:30-5:10 pm Julia $100.00 17266 TAP & BALLET Ages 6-8. Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion and ballet creates the foundation for many other dance styles. In this class, children participate in 20 minutes of each. Day Begins Time Activity # Fee Inst Mon Sept. 28 5:45-6:25 pm 17267 $100.00 Ingrid Tues Sept. 22 6:15-6:55 pm Julia $100.00 17268 Day Begins Time Activity # Fee Inst Mon Sept. 28 6:30-7:10 pm Ages 8-10 17269 $100.00 Ingrid Tues Sept. 22 7:00-7:40 pm Ages 10-13 Julia $100.00 17270 Tues Sept. 22 7:45-8:25 pm Ages 13 & Up Julia $100.00 17271 Day Begins Time Inst Fee Activity # Mon Sept. 28 7:15-7:55 pm Ingrid $100.00 17272 LYRICAL Ages 10 & up. This new class blends ballet and jazz. Students will use movement to express emotion and musicality through dance. Lyrical is a very beautiful and dramatic style. Day Begins Time Inst Fee Activity # Mon Sept. 28 8:00-8:40 pm Ingrid $100.00 17273 Day Date Time Inst Fee Activity # Sat Dec. 5 9:30 am-12:00 pm Diane $10.00 17393 Day Date Time Inst Fee Activity # Sat Dec. 12 10:00 am-12:00 pm Jessi $8.00 17394 TRICK OR TREAT Ages 6-12. Celebrate with Halloween Fun! Color your own Trick or Treat bag to use as a tote or for Trick or Treating. Paint a ceramic pumpkin. Your pumpkin comes alive when you add vivid colors using acrylic paint. Paint a Suncatcher bat, pumpkin or ghost. Your ceramic pumpkin and Suncatcher will make Boo-tiful decorations for your home. We’ll share Halloween jokes and enjoy a special treat. Wear old clothes; permanent markers and paint will be used. Meets at Community Center. Day Date Time Inst Fee Activity # Sat Oct. 17 10:00 am-12:00 pm Jessi $8.00 17422 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, Meets at the Community Center. Class limit 20. Registration Deadline: Monday, December 21, space permitting. Meets at Community Center. Day Date Time Fee Activity # Tues Dec. 29 9:00 am-4:00 pm $15.00 17447 12 HALLOWEEN PARTY Saturday, October 24 1 - 3 p.m. Community Center Games! Prizes! Candy! Pool/water slide pass! Day Date Time Location Activity # Sat. Oct. 24 1:00 pm CC 17392 Walk-ins accepted on space permitting basis. Limit - 200 children. It takes approximately one hour to play all the games. Children are encouraged to wear their costume! Use pool pass on October 24 or save for another day. Parents who wish to swim & use water slide will pay daily admission price. Registration fee $5.00/child. Pre-registration by Oct. 23 is strongly recommended. 13 Looking for quality youth programs in Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park? brooklynsconnect.org is a resource for parents and youth. Based on what you’re interested in, location, age or days you’re free, search for great programs and refer youth to after -school, weekend and summer activities that help them learn, grow and thrive. •ARTS •TECHNOLOGY & MEDIA •SPORTS •JOBS & CAREER TRAINING •DANCE •COLLEGE READINESS •AND MORE Check it out at brooklynsconnect.org. For more info, email info@brooklynsallianceforyouth.org or call 763-398-0780. OPEN GYM Grades 7-12. 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! Day Dates Time Location Thursday Sept. 10- Dec. 17 (no program Nov. 26) 3-5:00 pm Youth Rec Center 6500 Humboldt Ave (Blue building east of High School) TEEN 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 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 & 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 Hockey - Men Brooklyn Park Recreation 763-493-8333 Basketball League - Men New Hope Recreation 763-531-5151 Soccer - Co-Rec Brooklyn Park Recreation bpaasports.org (visit soccer page) NORTHWEST METRO ADULT SPORTS LEAGUE Includes the recreation departments of Brooklyn Center, New Hope, Crystal, Robbinsdale, Golden Valley, Brooklyn Park and Mapl e Grove. For information, contact the organization or call Joe at 763 -569-3382. 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. Sport Organization Contact Information Baseball League Brooklyn Area Babe Ruth eteamz.com/babr Baseball/T-Ball League Brooklyn Center Little League bcllmn.org Basketball League Brooklyn Park Athletic Association bpaasports.org Football Brooklyn Center Youth Football bcyfootball.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 - Summer 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 14 SILVERSNEAKERS® CLASSIC Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance. A chair is used for seated and/or standing support if needed. SILVERSNEAKERS® Yoga SilverSneakers® Yoga will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. SILVERSNEAKERS® Cardio Cardio is perfect for participants who are fit and active, as well as those who want an energizing activity. Get Up and Go with a class that is safe, heart-healthy and easy on the joints. The workout includes easy-to-follow low impact movements, upper body strength work, abdominal conditioning, stretching and relaxation exercises designed to energize your active lifestyle. 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 and more active lifestyle. Authorities claim strength training can decrease risk for diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis. Bands and handheld weights up to 6 lbs. are provided. Join this class for an energy overhaul! SilverSneakers® & Silver&Fit® Program participants are invited to workout in our exercise room, swim and use the sauna at no cost to eligible members. Non-members may participate in SilverSneakers® & Silver&Fit® classes by paying the registration fee. Registration for SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit® participants begins August 10. Classes with or are offered at no cost to SilverSneakers® or Silver&Fit® members. Beginning Aug 10, please register for classes you will attend. Arthritis Tai Chi & Yoga Learn to reduce pain and stress and improve balance, mental and physical well-being. This class is approved by the Arthritis Foundation and directed towards individuals 55 years and older; others may participate. All movements are performed standing or in a chair. Day Dates Time Inst Activity # Fee Mon Sept. 14-Dec. 14 10:30-11:20 am Judy 17395 $49.00 Thur Sept. 17-Dec. 17 (No Class Nov .26) 1:00-1:50 pm Stephanie 17396 $45.50 Day Dates Time Inst Activity # Fee Wed Sept. 16-Dec.16 9:45-10:35 am Judy 17397 $49.00 Thur Sept. 17-Dec. 17 (no class Nov. 26) 3:00-3:50 pm Stephanie 17398 $45.50 Fri Sept. 18-Dec. 18 (No Class Oct. 16 & Nov. 27) 2:00-2:50 pm Stephanie $42.00 17399 Day Dates Time Inst Activity # Fee Wed Sept. 16-Dec. 16 8:45-9:35 am Judy 17400 $49.00 Fri Sept. 18-Dec. 18 (No Class Oct. 16 & Nov. 27) 1:00-1:50 pm Stephanie 17401 $42.00 Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Mon Sept. 14-Dec. 14 3:00-3:50 pm Judy $49.00 17402 Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Mon Sept. 14-Dec. 14 9:30-10:20 am Judy $49.00 17403 BRAIN GYM® Are you interested in a playful, fun way to engage your brain that involves moving? In the series, participants will learn and practice 26 Brain Gym® movements. These exercises improve concentration, memory, organizational skills, listening and coordination. Brain Gym® is an international foundation recognized in over 80 countries. Come for fun, leave more balanced! Judy is a licensed Brain Gym® Instructor. Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Mon Sept. 28-Nov. 9 1:30-2:30 pm Judy $24.50 17404 Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Thur Sept. 17-Dec. 17 (No Class Nov. 26) 2:00-2:50 pm Stephanie $45.50 17406 ADULT FITNESS EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique, as sometime referred to as “tapping therapy” combines the benefits of acupressure with a pattern of rhythmic tapping. These pattern points are associated with the nevous system. Learn how-to tap away stress and replace it with positivity! Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Mon Nov. 16 & 23 1:30-2:30 pm Judy $7.00 17405 15 Adult Fitness continued 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. Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Wed Sept. 16-Dec. 16 5:00-5:50 pm Stephanie $56.00 17409 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. Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Sat Sept. 19-Dec. 19 (No Class Oct. 17, 24 & Nov. 28) 10:00-11:00 am Stephanie $44.00 17414 BODY SCULPTING Body strengthening and toning. Beginning with a warm-up to wake up your whole body, we will use free weights, bands, and floor work to sculpt and tone legs, buttocks, core, arms and shoulders. Class will end with total body stretching. Get the definition and sculpting you desire! Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Wed Sept. 16-Dec. 16 6:00-7:00 pm Stephanie $56.00 17412 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 # Sat Sept. 19-Dec. 19 (No Class Oct. 17, 24 & Nov. 28) 9:00-9:50 am Stephanie $44.00 17413 Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Wed Sept. 23-Nov. 11 7:15-8:05 pm Sue $32.00 17411 LINE DANCING Dance your way to fitness. Fun dance steps are simple and suitable for all levels. Popular club and country western will be taught preparing you for a night out or family functions. Come dance with Crusin' Susan and the group! SILVER & FIT EXPERIENCE Silver & Fit Experience is for moderately active older adults who exercise in some way one to two days per week. The class is designed to increase the participant’s flexibility, joint stability, dynamic balance, coordination, agility, reaction-time, muscular strength, and cardiovascular endurance. Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Thur Sept. 17-Dec. 17 (No Class Nov 26) 4:00-4:45 pm Stephanie $45.50 17410 FALL 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. Days Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # M&W Sept. 9-Sept. 30 Meets Mon & Wed 1:00-2:00 pm Stephanie $24.50 17407 STRENGTH TRAINING, CORE STABALIZATION and BETTER BALANCE: How to Stay Strong and Healthy as you Age Muscle is the centerpiece of being healthy, vital, and independent. It keeps us strong and mobile. Strength training can increase bone mass which lowers the risk of developing osteoporosis and fractures. There is evidence that resistance exercise can help people sleep better and improve your mental state. The class will also incorporate core exercises to improve balance and alignment. Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Mon Sept. 14-Dec. 14 6:15-7:15 pm Vicki $56.00 17408 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. Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Mon Oct. 12-Nov. 16 6:30-7:30 pm Stephanie $90.00 17415 Aqua Exercise Classes on Page 16. 16 FITNESS & AEROBIC CLASSES  Wear comfortable clothes & fitness shoes.  Mats and weights provided.  Noodles and aqua belts provided.  All classes are coed  Note cancellation dates in descriptions. Changes noted on fitness calendars available from instructors & front desk. Classes added at the end to cover cancellations. Adult Fitness classes are for individuals 16 & older. Children & spectators may not sit in the room while class is in session. Class participation is limited to those who have pre-registered or purchased a drop-in pass for the class. Adult Fitness continued SILVERSNEAKERS® Splash Activate your aqua urge for variety! Splash offers fun, shallow-water movement to improve agility and flexibility while addressing cardiovascular strength and endurance conditioning. No swimming ability is required and a special SilverSneakers ® kickboard is used to improve strength, balance and coordination. Day Dates Time Inst Activity # Fee Mon Oct. 5-Dec. 14 10:30-11:20 am Jean 17416 $38.50 Thur Oct. 8-Dec. 17 (No Class Nov. 26) 10:45-11:35 am Jean 17417 $35.00 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. Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Wed Oct. 7-Dec. 16 9:00-9:50 am Vicki $44 17418 Wed Oct. 7-Dec. 16 (No Class Nov. 25) 6:30-7:20 pm Heidi/ Heather $40 17419 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. Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Wed Oct. 7-Dec. 16 (No Class Nov. 25) 7:25-8:15 pm Heidi/ Heather $40.00 17426 AQUA EXERCISE Water power! Join this invigorating high -energy class, which includes a warm up, cardio and full body toning. Each instructor specializes their class to give participants a different experience. Individuals are encouraged to participate at the intensity level that suits you best. It’s 50 minutes of pure aqua aerobic fun! Day Dates Time Inst Activity # Fee Mon Oct. 5-Dec. 14 6:00-6:50 pm Jean 17420 $44.00 Thur Oct. 8-Dec. 17 (No Class Nov. 26) 9:45-10:35 am Jean 17421 $40.00 Fri Oct. 9-Dec. 18 (No Class Nov. 27) 9:00-9:50 am Jean/ Vicki $40.00 17422 Sat Oct. 10-Dec. 19 (No Class Nov. 28) 8:00-8:50 am Jean $40.00 17423 AQUA EXERCISE – DEEP WATER WORKOUT If you are looking for a different experience in water exercise, try this class! Using a floatation device, the instructor combines aerobic exercise, strength training, sculpting and water jogging for an excellent over all body workout! Class is designed for all fitness levels and can be easily modified for a lower or higher intensity workout. Participants should be comfortable in deep water. Floatation belts and noodles are furnished. Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Mon Oct. 5-Dec. 14 9:30-10:20 am Jean $44.00 17424 Mon Oct. 5-Dec. 14 7:00-7:50 am Jean $44.00 17425 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. 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 17 Adult Activities POTTERY — OPEN STUDIO For persons who have completed a pottery class at the community center. This option is designed for individuals who want to work independently with no instruction. Two workshops will be offered per session on a Thursday evening. Please see schedule for studio availability. Schedule will be posted on the pottery studio door and available at the customer service desk. 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 7 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 Sept. 15-Oct. 27 6:00-8:30 pm $165.00 17429 Tuesday Nov. 3-Dec. 15 6:00-8:30 pm $165.00 17430 # of Weeks Dates Fee Activity # 7 Sept. 14-Oct. 31 $138.00 17427 7 Nov. 1-Dec. 19 $138.00 17428 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 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 October 6 11:00 am-12:00 pm Free 17431 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 October 20 12:30-3:30 pm $58.00 17432 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 18 BOOMERS & BEYOND If you have questions about the Boomers & Beyond programs, call Kelly at 763-569-3405. DONUT MAKE YOU WONDER? Join us the third Wednesday of the month for interesting informative programs, coffee, and you guessed it—Donuts! Time: 10-11:30 am. Program Fee: $2 payable at the door To Register: Call 763-569-3405 Location: Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Dr. N SEPTEMBER 16 BOOKS AND A WHOLE LOT MORE! Books and a whole lot more! Hennepin County Library staff will introduce you to some of the many library services available to seniors, and take you on a guided tour of the library’s redesigned website. Learn how to access and download free e-books and get some ideas for your next great book to read, whether it’s on the printed page or on an e-reader, tablet or smartphone. Register by September 11. OCTOBER 21 HEARING HEALTH CARE If hearing is believing, then I don’t know what to believe lately. Do you ever wonder how your ears and hearing work? Don’t miss this chance to learn more about a fascinating and important topic. What causes hearing loss? How is it connected to aging, dementia or other issues? If you need hearing aids, what should you know to make the right decisions? How can you help parents with the process? Jerri McMahon has practiced in hearing health care for more than 30 years and she’s joined by her associate, John Ottman, both from the Miracle-Ear clinic in Crystal. You can expect an informal, objective & informative session with time for questions. Register by October 16. NOVEMBER 19 “Remembering Vietnam: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” BEYOND THE YELLOW RIBBON Beyond the Yellow Ribbon (BTYR) Quad Communities, is a nonprofit organization providing assistance to military veterans and their families in Crystal, Robbinsdale, New Hope, and Golden Valley. The program is presented in connection with the 50th Anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War by the Department of Defense and Veteran’s Day. The program will be moderated by Marshall Tanick, President of the BTYR organization and a Golden Valley attorney. Panelists who will discuss their diverse backgrounds and perspectives on the Vietnam Era will include a military combat veteran, military nurse, native Vietnamese, anti-war (peace) advocate, and a TV journalist who covered the War. Register by November 13. January 20 - Meet The Pharmacist, Vaccinations February 17 - Carving Mount Rushmore March 16 - Balance & Fall Prevention April 20 - The ABC’s & 1-2-3’s of Tending Our Treasures May 18 - Looney Toons Sponsored by the Cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale and Senior Services of District 281. Thanks to our confirmed sponsors: MN Medicare Consultants and The Crossings at Brookwood. LOCAL AUTHOR SERIES The cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale and Robbinsdale Area Schools are offering a new “Local Author Series” at the Crystal Community Center (4800 Douglas Drive North) in 2015-2016. There will be four Minnesota local authors featured during the evenings of October 14, December 3, February 10, and April 13. The fee is $3.00 for the presentation and includes refreshments. Call 763-569-3405 to make your reservation by the Friday before the event. Thanks to our sponsor, Brookdale Healthcare Services! WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 7 - 8:30 pm The Last Keeper At Split Rock Lighthouse In 1969, Mike Roberts turned off the light at Split Rock Lighthouse when he was the last duty officer to serve at the iconic landmark. Hear the stories of life at Split Rock, of Lake Superior and of making ends meet on the North Shore. Mike will also share stories about his years working for the U.S. Coast Guard. Register by October 9. Bio: Mike Roberts, Retired US Coast Guard, Lighthouse Keeper and Author. Mike enlisted in the Coast Guard in April 1966 and was sent to boot camp in Cape May, New Jersey for training. He was transferred to the Duluth Lifeboat Station and served on Search and Rescue & Aids to Navigation while there. He went to Split Rock Lighthouse in December of 1966 where he was stationed until it was permanently closed in January 1969. Mike was the last keeper at the Split Rock Light House. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 6:30 - 7:15 pm Nalah & the Pink Tiger and Nalah Goes to Mad House City Nalah and the Pink Tiger was inspired by Anne's lively little niece. Sawyer-Aitch wrote the story over two years ago, then developed a style which she calls Illuminated Illustration, featuring multiple layers, cut-outs, and backlighting. Anne has also created and produced puppet shows that go with her books. Register by November 30. Bio: Author, Anne Sawyer-Aitch is a Minnesota State Arts Board Roster Artist, stilt-walker, illustrator, and playwright. She specializes in puppetry, blending the mysterious art of shadow play with technology in her Magic Lantern Puppet Theater productions. Several of Anne’s projects include her multi -media show, Children and Other Optical Illusions at Open Eye Figure Theatre and a commissioned piece titled, Shadows of the Floating World for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 7:00 - 8:30 pm - The Sea Wing Disaster: Tragedy on Lake Pepin by Fred Johnson Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 7:00 - 8:30 pm - Roger Maris and a Cast of Hundreds by Gregory Rom 19 Boomers & Beyond continued 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 a.m. Partners are not required to play. Bring your lunch and have a fun afternoon. Coffee and tea provided. Everyone contributes $1/week to the kitty, which helps defray the cost for supplies, refreshments and prizes. Birthdays are celebrated the first Wednesday of each month with dessert. Everyone except those celebrating a birthday that month contributes $1. Progressive 500 is played every other week with prizes for the top three scores and non winner drawing. If you don’t play cards, informal instruction available from the players except on Progressive 500 days. Hosted by volunteers. A schedule is available at the community center. *No Leisure Time: Aug 12, 19, 26, Sept 2, 9, 16, 23. MEN’S DROP-IN Interested in getting together informally with other guys? Drop in on Mondays or Thursdays, Noon-3:30 pm. Come play Buck Euchre, similar to 500. If you do not play Buck Euchre, informal instruction by the men is available. Hosted by volunteers. Questions, call Earl 612-280-8288 or Kelly 763-569-3405. BROOKLYN CENTER FRIENDSHIP QUILTERS Join others who love quilting at the community center. This friendly drop-in group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. No dues, bring your lunch and a beverage and your quilting project. For more information, call Joanne at 763-561-1219. Fall dates: Sept. 16, Oct. 7 & 21, Nov. 4 & 18 and Dec. 2 & 16. BROOKLYN CENTER WOMEN’S CLUB Club promotes social, cultural and civic activities for women. Open to woman over 21. Annual dues $15. Monthly meetings are informative with entertaining programs. Held the 2 nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. at the BC Community Center. Sponsored by the Community Activities, Recreation & Services Department. Join us Sept. 8 at 1:00 pm for our fall kick -off & BINGO. Non-members are always welcome. Fall Meeting Dates September 8 - 1:00 pm at the Brookdale Library October 13, November 10, December 8 - 1:00 pm Monthly trips are offered to members; details available at meetings. Sept. 23 - West Side & East Side Guided Bus Tour, Oct. 22 - History Theater Dec. 2 - Yellow Tree Theater For information about Women’s Club, call 763-561-3944. SOCIAL GROUPS The groups Leisure Time, Men’s Drop-in, Friendship Quilters and Women’s Club meet at Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway. New participants are welcome at any time. Stop by and check us out! FREE HELP FOR MEDICARE RECIPIENTS Brooklyn Center Community Center No Income Limits! Confidential, Free Assistance & No Sales! One hour individual morning appointments on September 16, October 14, November 11, December 9 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. AGING & EXERCISE WITH BALANCE ASSESSMENT Tuesday, September 29, Community Center 9:30 - 10:30 am - Aging & Exercise Presentation 10:30 - 11:30 am - Balance Assessments (5 minutes per person) The evidence is convincing that elders’ chronic illness is a powerful driver of medical costs and disability. Research shows that a proactive lifestyle can lessen the challenges often seen in old age. Exercise is the key to successful aging. The goal of thi s presentation will be to learn about aging and exercise in order to inspire you to take positive steps toward becoming the bes t you can be, no matter what age or disability you have. Balance screenings will be offered immediately following to determine your ris k of falling. Presenter Eva Norman is a doctor of Physical Therapy and owner of Live Your Life Physical Therapy, LLC. FREE! Register for the presentation and to schedule a personal balance assessment at the customer service desk! Activity # 17446 Let’s Drain the Worry and Stress Out of Aging! With Dr. Bruce McBeath Brooklyn Center City Hall, Council Chambers Way too often aging is associated with stress and loss, including anxiety about losing people we love. We also fear losing some of the capacities (hearing, vision, “smarts”) we count on to function in the world. And, we can become apprehensive about losing valued aspects of our identity, even apprehensive about losing our sense of how to live a rewarding life in our older years. But these fears cast a dark cloud over the riches that come with our maturity. Worry and stress make it more difficult to access capacities we now have and need to meet the challenges we know will come our way. Today, we will put the brakes on fear and worry and make our aging “stress resistant!” Join us on Monday, Oct. 5 at 10:00 am as we join over a dozen other Senior Centers across the state in listening and interacting with Dr. Bruce McBeath through a joint teleconferencing effort. Refreshments provided. Register by September 29. Day Date Time Fee Activity # Monday October 5 10:00 - 11:00 am $3.00 17450 20 Boomers & Beyond continued DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM Auto Insurance Discount 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 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. Four Hour Refresher — For persons who have completed the eight hour course within the preceding three years. 1 Session. Day Date Time Wednesday September 2 8:30 am-12:30 pm Wednesday November 4 8:30 am-12:30 pm Wednesday December 2 8:30 am-12:30 pm Classroom training program designed to help persons 55 & older improve their driving skills, avoid accidents & traffic violat ions. No tests; course completion is required to initiate the 3 year auto insurance discount and become a better driver. For other class locations, dates & times, call AARP at 952-858-9040, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm. SENIOR ADVENTURE DAY Elm Creek Park Reserve Archery, Disc Golf and Geocaching. Get ready to be adventurous, try something new, have fun and spend a fall afternoon in the great outdoors! Three Rivers Park District Outdoor Recreation School instructors will lead you through three outdoor activities that you can do on your own, with a friend, or with grandchildren.  Did you know archery is one of the oldest arts still practiced today? Modern advancements in the equipment mean this sport is even more accessible to archers of any age.  Combine the fun of throwing a flying disc with the challenge of golf, and you get disc golf! This activity is fun for participants of almost any age and ability. Simply throw your disc toward the designated basket. Like golf, you get one point for each throw and the lowest score wins.  Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt that combines respect for the environment with a sense of adventure. This activity involves placing or looking for a cache using global positioning system (GPS) equipment. Participants will meet at Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove. A map and afternoon schedule will be mailed one week prior to program date. Dress for the weather, bring a water bottle and wear tennis shoes. Register by September 29. Day Date Time Fee Activity # Tues October 13 12:45 - 4:00 pm $20.00 17448 Tuesday, December 15 11:30 am-1:30 pm Brooklyn Center Community Center Constitution Hall Enjoy Lunch & Enchanting Holiday Music by Greenwood Tree Greenwood Tree is the duo of Bill Cagley (guitar, mandolin, bodhran, and limberjack) and Stu Janis (hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery, and concertina). Musical partners since 1985, Greenwood Tree's unique sound is a blend of lively melodies deftly traded between instruments. Fee includes lunch (catered by The Lookout) & entertainment. Register online, in person at the community center or call 763-569- 3400. Registration Deadline December 8. Day Date Time Fee Activity # Tuesday December 15 11:30 am-1:30 pm $15.00 17449 21 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 remarkable recreational activities. Motor coach buses depart & return to Brooklyn Center Community Center; an escort accompan ies all trips. REGISTRATION for trips is currently available by mail, in person, by phone or online at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. When registering for someone else, 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 or 3% of the fee for extended trips. FOR PERSONS TRAVELING ALONE - Would you like to go on a day outing or extended trip but are hesitant to sign up? The Community Tripster staff would like to help put you in touch with others. If interested in finding out more, call Kelly at 763 -569-3405. INTO THE WOODS Spend a relaxing afternoon at Cabin Ridge Rides in Cadott, WI. Board an accessible horse drawn wagon, listen to the calming sounds of nature, chattering squirrels, and migrating bird melodies. Upon reaching the cabin you will be treated to a delicious meal in the gas lit lodge of Cabin Ridge. Menu: Hot Beef Stew with potatoes, meat & vegetables, corn bread, beverage & dessert. Listen as Judy Giles relates over 200 years of family history along the Creek and enjoy folk music by local musician, Tim Danielson. Next, onto John McIlquham Orchard and Autumn Harvest Winery. The owner will give an introduction to the site and talk about the history of the orchard and Autumn Harvest Winery. Sample a variety of products including wines and apples. Register by October 5. IT’S NIFTY FIFTY DAY AT ST. CROIX CASINO If you’re 50 or older and have a TLC card, you can be one of the “nifty-fifty” with 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 October 28. MINNEAPOLIS RIVER FRONT TOUR Take a riding tour of the historic Minneapolis Riverfront District. The guide will weave intricate history of the buildings, the river, the landscape, bridges and neighborhoods into an interesting story. Visit the Mill City Museum for a Flour Tour, movie of "Minneapolis in 19 Minutes Flat", and time in the gift store and exhibits. Enjoy lunch at Jax Cafe, serving Minnesotans since 1933, a landmark that was established by Stanley Kozlak. He left Poland as a teenager and established a restaurant business that would support three generations after him. At registration, indicate menu choice: 1. Chicken and Dumplings with cranberry sauce, Jax House salad, bread and butter, coffee, tea or milk; 2. Strawberry Spinach Salad with Grilled Chicken Breast, Spinach, Strawberries, Red Onion, Toasted Almonds and Wedge of Brie, tossed in Sesame Honey Vinaigrette, rolls and butter, coffee, tea or milk. Register by December 21. Day Date Time Fee Activity # Thursday January 21 8:30 am - 3:45 pm $64.00 17437 COMO CONSERVATORY 100TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR Celebrate a Century at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park with a guided tour through some of the gardens, a behind the scenes tour in the greenhouse and meet some of Como’s unique animals! After the tour you will have time to explore the conservatory gardens and the fall flower show on your own. Then enjoy lunch at Public Kitchen + Bar; a newer restaurant in St. Paul’s Lowertown in the historic Noyes & Cutler building with arched windows overlooking Mears Park. At registration, indicate menu choice: 1. Pork Tenderloin with squash puree & braised apples; 2. Noyes & Cutler Burger with bourbon glazed bacon, white cheddar cheese and garlic aioli; 3. Mixed Greens Salad & Home-Made Tomato Basil Soup. An absolutely delicious way to end the afternoon! Meal is served with dessert, water, ice tea or coffee. Register by November 4. Day Date Time Fee Activity # Thursday November 19 9:25 am - 2:30 pm $63.00 17434 Day Date Time Fee Activity # Thursday December 3 9:00 am - 2:30 pm $66.00 17436 Day Date Time Fee Activity # Tuesday October 20 9:00 am - 4:45 pm $55.00 17433 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 BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Spend the HOLLY-days at the History Theatre to see the award winning production of Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story. Part biography, part rock ‘n’ roll concert, this musical is a celebration of the life & music of Buddy Holly. Buddy crossed racial barriers with his music and left an indelible legacy in just four short years. Relive his rise to stardom as we hear his hit songs including “Peggy Sue,” “Oh Boy!”, “Rave On”, and “That’ll Be the Day.” After the show, we’ll have lunch at Key’s Care in St. Paul for a simple home cooked meal. Menu: Turkey Dinner with Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Stuffing, Vegetable, Cranberries, Bread, beverage & dessert. Register by November 2. Day Date Time Fee Activity # Wednesday November 4 9:00 am - 5:00 pm $6.00 17435 COMMUNITY TRIPSTERS 22 ADAPTIVE RECREATION Programs are a cooperative effort of the Cites of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Maple Grove,& REACH For Resources. REACH serves individuals with developmental disabilities. If you do not live in one of the communities listed abov e, call for fee. Pre-registration required. An inclusion specialist is available to assist persons who wish to participate in “non -adapted” programs. A minimum of two weeks prior notice is required and an inclusion assessment must be completed. To register or for information on these programs or other adaptive recreation options, call REACH at 952 -200-3030. YOUTH ACTIVITIES—Ages 5-12 INCLUSIONS REACH For Resources provides inclusion facilitators for children and adults with disabilities who would like to participate in their city park and recreation programs. Registration for these programs is done through your Park and Recreation Department. After registering, contact REACH for Resources to discuss the needs/accommodations for yourself or your child. We request a minimum of two weeks notice for a successful inclusion. TEEN ACTIVITIES—Ages 13-21 TEEN EXPLORERS Get to know new friends while trying new activities! Games, art projects, community events, and more! Location: Various metro locations Dates: Tuesday evenings, September 15 - November 3 Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Cost: $45 residents, $53 non-residents SOCIAL SEEKERS This is a program for teens and young adults with High Functioning Autism. We meet once a week for fun and social interaction. Groups are available for varying ages and at various locations. Intake is required for all new participants. For information, call Kristen at 952-200-3030. ADULT ACTIVITIES—Ages 18 & Older KICKBALL Fun & Non-competitive kickball league! Location: Brooklyn Center Youth Rec Center Dates: Thursdays, September 17 - October 22 Time: 6:30-8:00 pm Cost: $30 resident, $38 non-resident WEDNESDAY NIGHT SOCIAL Meet new friends while enjoying games, dances, movies, bingo. Location: Various Metro Locations Dates: Wednesdays, September 16 - November 4 Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Cost: $45 resident, $53 non-resident ZUMBA Have fun while learning popular dance moves! Location: St. Louis Park Recreation Center, 3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park Dates: Mondays, September 14 - November 2 Time: 6:30-7:30 pm Cost: $55 resident, $63 non-resident ON THE TOWN Social program for adults who can explore their community with minimal supervision. Ages 18+ On The Town 1 – Fridays beginning September 11 On The Town 2 (West Cities) Saturday beginning September 12 On The Town 2 (North Cities) Saturday beginning Sept. 12 Cost: For more information, call 952-200-3030 SPECIAL EVENTS FRIDAY NIGHT DANCES Time: 7-9:00 pm Cost: $5 at the door October 16 - St. Louis Park High School November 6 - Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center November 20 - St. Louis Park High School December 18 - St. Louis Park High School BINGO - October 2, 6:30-8:00 pm Join your friends & play everyone’s favorite game! Location: Brookview Community Center, Golden Valley Cost: $7. To pre-register, call 952-200-3030 GHOSTLY GALA - October 31, 5:00-7:00 pm Join us for this annual spooky celebration!! We will have games, prizes, food, music and dancing! All money raised at this event goes to fund the Reach for Resources recreation department. Location: Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center gym, 5600 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park Cost: $10. To pre-register, call 952-200-3030. WEEKEND VENTURES Ages 16 and older. Location: Camp Courage in Maple Lake. Dates: September 4 - September 6 Cost: $400 YOUTH, TEENS & ADULTS BOWLING Join us for fun, noncompetitive bowling. You will bowl 2 games each week. For youth ages 5 -adults. Broken into age groups: 5-12, 13-17 and Adult 18+ Location: Doyle’s Bowling, 5000 West Broadway, Crystal Dates: Saturdays, September 12 - November 7 (no program Oct. 31) Time: Noon-2:00 pm OR 2:00-4:00 pm Cost: $40 residents, $48 non residents; plus $3.50 each week YOGA for Families & Adults Relax, get in shape, and improve flexibility! Tuesday evenings. Location: St. Louis Park Recreation Center, 3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park Dates: Tuesdays, September 15 - October 20 Time: 7-8:00 pm Cost: $52 per parent/child pair, $20 each additional family member or $42 adult resident 23 LABOR DAY WEEKEND FAMILY GOLF SPECIAL Saturday, September 5 - Monday, September 7 Cost for round of golf is $13.00 for 1st adult and $5.00 for each additional golfer. Each group must have at least one adult and one junior (ages 6-17). SUNDAY FAMILY GOLF SPECIAL EVERY SUNDAY Cost for round of golf is $13.00 for 1st adult and $5.00 for each additional golfer. Each group must have at least one adult and one junior (ages 6-17). GOLF SPECIALS 3rd Annual Saturday, October 24 1:00 pm Shotgun Start Sign up at Centerbrook beginning October 1. You can swing or fling. Best Costume Contest! Skeleton Letter Search! Graveyard Putting Contest! Fee $35.00/golfer! Includes golf, 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 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. FLING GOLF Now available at Centerbrook! Fling Golf is a dynamic new sport that can be played alongside golfers on existing courses with no changes to the course. It’s fun, inexpensive and easy to learn. Instead of hitting the ball with a club, a player flings a golf ball with FlingStick®. Use of stick provided with paid round. A good fling can travel over 200 yards. And for an entire round, all players need to carry is one light FlingStick. $99.00 4500 Holes of GOLF September 14 until end of season! 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. Ex p i r e s 1 2 / 3 1 / 2 0 1 5 $1 per hole - Golf for 2 Coupon Not valid for league play. No copies or reproductions. 5500 N Lilac Drive Receive 1 round of golf for $9.00 per person. Limit 2 golfers per coupon. Fall 2015 Recreation Brochure ● 763-549-3750 ● centerbrookgolf.com Centerbrookgolf.com 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. 24 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. 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 27. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING - FREE West Fire Station 6250 Brooklyn Blvd. Tuesday - Friday, 8-10:00 pm Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 am-8:00 pm SPECIAL INTEREST 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. BIRTHDAY SWIM PARTY PACKAGE 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, 1¼ hours 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 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 Friday, October 23 & Friday, November 20 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 EXERCISE ROOM Minimum age 15. Shirts & tennis shoes required. Hours on page 27. 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 25 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 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  Required - Rentals must be booked at least 3 weeks prior to contracted date. Days and hours vary from season to season. For information on policies, fees and availability, contact Rebecca Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm at 763-569-3400. Minnesota Twins Game Enjoy a weekend day game at Target Field! Cheer on your Minnesota Twins as they play the Los Angeles Angels. Enjoy the breathtaking views and dazzling amenities of Target Field, the world class home of Twins Territory. Note: Children over 30" need a ticket! Field View Tickets, Section 304. Register by August 27. XCEL ENERGY/TARGET CENTER EVENTS Cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale & New Hope joined together to offer ticket deals for events. Reserved group tickets available for children & adults! Order online at cityofbrooklycenter.org or call 763-569-3400 to order by phone with Visa or MasterCard. A limited number of tickets are available; however, 15 tickets need to be sold to ensure the group rate. If minimum is not met, you’ll be contacted. (In the past, minimum has always been met.) Ticket Pick-Up: Approximately 7 days before performance date, you will be called when tickets arrive at Brooklyn Center Community Center. Participants provide their own transportation. Arrive ½ hour early to event. Alvin and the Chipmunks For the first time ever, Alvin and The Chipmunks will hit the road on a nationwide tour! The Chipmunk’s arch nemesis, Ian Hawke, is back in business. He devises a scam to have Alvin and the Chipmunks try to save the original farm site of the legendary Woodstock musical festival. Little do they know the only one who will benefit is Ian! The chipmunks try to outthink Ian and his scam as they try to save Woodstock! This show is an interactive experience featuring world class production, music, special effects and immersive interactivity. Expect a pop concert and theater event show in one! Register by November 4. Disney on Ice “Dare To Dream” Experience Disney’s hilarious hair-raising escapade, Tangled as Rapunzel, her unlikely companion, Flynn, and Maximus, embark on an uproarious journey that takes adventure to new lengths! Boogie to the beat of the bayou with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen in a magical, musical journey that all begins with a fateful kiss. And fanciful dreams become reality as Cinderella meets her Prince Charming, with a glass slipper fit for an unforgettable fantasy come true. All your favorite princesses take to the ice in a spectacular finale at the ultimate Disney Princess event of a lifetime! Note: Children under 2 free! Lower level seating. Register by November 30. Day Date Game Time Location Activity # Fee/ Person Sun Sept 20 1:10 pm Target Field 17438 $15.00 Day Date Show Time Location Activity # Fee/ Person Thur Dec 10 7:00 pm Xcel Energy Center 17439 $15.00 Sun Dec 13 1:00 pm Xcel Energy Center $18.00 17440 Day Date Show Time Location Activity # Fee/ Person Sun Nov 22 2:00 pm Target Center 17441 $20.00 Special Interest continued 26 PARKS The City has 522 acres of parks & nature areas and a 20-mile trail system; residents can walk or bicycle almost anywhere in minutes. Visit website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org for a parks, school & trail map or a listing of parks with addresses and ADOPT-A-PARK/TRAIL/STREET Supported by several groups and individuals, this program plays an important role in helping maintain City parks, trails, public grounds & streets. Volunteers represent a cross-section of the community including businesses, organizations, schools, scouts, churches & neighborhoods and are recognized by signs at their adopted facilities. For info or to volunteer, call 763 -585-7100. 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 Reservations 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 27 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. (One person must be an adult.)  Senior Membership — Available to Brooklyn Center senior residents age 62 & older.  Senior Dual Membership — Available to two Brooklyn Center senior residents age 62 & older both residing at same address.  Household Membership — Available to two adults & up to three dependents age 17 & younger or full-time students age 22 & younger who are attending post -secondary school. Proof of post-secondary status required.  Household+ Membership — Additional dependents may be added for $8.00 per month, per person.  Punch card — Good for pool, exercise room & sauna. Water slide is an extra $1/time. Cards good for 1 year from purchase date. MEMBERSHIP PRICES 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 1 Year Individual $32.00 $86.00 $154.00 $250.00 Dual $40.50 $109.00 $194.00 $316.00 Senior $26.00 $70.00 $125.00 $234.00 Senior Dual $34.00 $92.00 $163.00 $306.00 Household $46.50 $126.00 $223.00 $363.00 Household+ $46.50 + $8.50 per additional dependent $126.00 + 25.50 per additional dependent $223.00 + 51.00 per additional dependent $363.00 + 102.00 per additional dependent PUNCH CARD PRICES 10 Punches 50 Punches 100 Punches 25 Punches $35.70 $161.00 $305.00 $85.00 Ages 0-14 & 62 & older $45.20 $107.50 $203.50 $385.00 Ages 15-61 DAILY ADMISSION PRICES With Slide Without Slide Ages 0-14 & 62 & older $4.75 $3.75 Ages 15-61 $5.75 $4.75 Community Center Closed - September 7-13 - Annual Maintenance, Thursday, November 26 - Thanksgiving, Friday, December 25 - Christmas Day & Friday, January 1 - New Year’s Day Pool/Sauna Closed - August 24-October 4. Exercise room will be open during pool closing dates except September 7 -13. POOL, WATER SLIDE, EXERCISE ROOM & SAUNA HOURS (Hours subject to change.) SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT 8:45 am- 1:00 pm 8:45 am- 1:00 pm 8:45 am- 1:00 pm 8:45 am- 1:00 pm 8:45 am- 1:00 pm 8-8:50 am POOL ADULTS ONLY 1-5:00 pm 1-8:00 pm 1-5:00 pm 1-8:00 pm 1-5:00 pm 1-8:00 pm 1-8:00 pm POOL ALL AGES 1-5:00 pm 9:00 am- 8:00 pm 9:00 am- 5:00 pm 9:00 am- 8:00 pm 9:00 am- 5:00 pm 9:00 am- 8:00 pm 1-8:00 pm WADING POOL 8-9:00 pm 8-9:00 pm 8-9:00 pm 12-1:00 pm LAP SWIM 1-5:00 pm 5-8:00 pm 1-8:00 pm WATER SLIDE 1-5:00 pm 8:45 am- 9:00 pm 8:45 am- 9:00 pm 8:45 am- 9:00 pm 8:45 am- 9:00 pm 8:45 am- 9:00 pm 8:00 am- 9:00 pm EXERCISE ROOM & SAUNA COMMUNITY CENTER 28 C IT Y OF B ROOK LY N CE NTE R A GREAT PL ACE TO START, A GREAT PLACE TO STAY 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID TWIN CITIES MN PERMIT NO. 2170 •763-569-3400 •www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org Sunday, December 6 1:30-5:00 pm Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Donation of new Toys for CEAP accepted. Sponsored by the Brooklyn Center Lions Club  Santa - 1:30-4:45 p.m. - Pictures of children taken with Santa Claus Kids’ Craft - 1:30-4:30 pm Hayrides - 2-4:45 pm  Face Painting & Candy Cane Walk - 2-4:30 pm  Holly Sunday Bingo - 1:30-4:45 pm  Magic Show featuring Brodini - 2:30 pm & 4:15 pm  Refreshments, Door Prizes & Music  Holiday Tree Lighting - 5:00 pm