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2016 Edition 196 FallA great place to start, a great place to stayLIIJ City of Brooklyn CenterLJ low the news, event,at CII/ t re..3 1eart Safe connect FaH 2016, Edition 196_ October will bring Fire Prevention Week Broc_Adyn Cet The Brooklyn Center Fire Department Publii Education and Fire Safety and Prevention D partment is busy year round holding events doing presentations and making visits in th community. There's an ongoing combined effort be- tween Brooklyn Center Fire and Police to obtain a Heart Safe Community Desig- nation. This means we want as many people as possible trained in "Hands Only" CPR and use of AEDs. Over a 1,000 people have participated in this training, including having the Brooklyn Center High School receive the first in the State HeartSafe Designation for a Junior and Senior High. The City also has also catalogued over 60 AEDs accessible for public access. Hence, if your business has one please contact us so we can add your location to our data- base. For information on free training in CPR and the use of AEDs or if you are interested in purchasing an AED please contact us at heart- safecLbrookIyn-center.mn. us. To nominate someone who has performed an act of kindness in the past year, you may send a card or letter, drawings or photographs of people performing kind acts, or use the City's nomination form which can be found on the City's website search Random Acts of Kindness. Please submit your Random Acts of Kindness nominations by September 22, 2016. The City Council will recognize Random Acts of Kindness nominees at an October meeting and present each recipient with a certificate acknowl- edging their kind act. 1A ' The Public Education Department will educate approximately 1500 pre-K through 1st graders in Fire Prevention and Safety through school visits 3nd station visits. or more information about any of our programs, please visit the City of Brooklyn Center web page under Fire Department or contact us at 763-549- 3639. Uso please follow and like us on our Facebook page ww.fcicebook.com/Brook/ynCenterFD Random Acts of Kindness Nominations Do you know someone whose compassionate deed has made Brooklyn Center a great place to live and work? The City Council wants to hear these stories. The Brooklyn Center Fire Department will hold its annual Open House on September 17 from 10 am to 2 pm at the West Fire Station located at 6250 Brooklyn Blvd. There will be kitchen fire and vehicle extrication demonstrations, a jump house for the kids along with several other displays from North Ambulance and Hennepin County Sheriff <-9 unit. Election Day is VOTECity Tuesday, November 8 ELECTON This fall Brooklyn Center voters - will have an opportunity to cast their ballot for federal,To be eligible to state, county, judicial and city A vote, an mdi- offices. The General Election vidual must: will be held Tuesday, Novem-o be at least 18 her 8, with polls opening at 7 years old on Elec- am and closing at 8 pm.tion Day; Absentee Ballot Voting Begins Friday, September 23 In Minnesota, you do not have to wait until Election Day to vote - you can vote early with an absentee ballot. By Mail —You can request an absentee ballot be mailed to you by completing an online application on the Secretary of State website at http://mnvotesinfo. sos. state. mn . us, or an absentee ballot application can be sent to you by mail, fax, or e-mail. For more information please call the Deputy City Clerk at (763) 569-3308 during regular business hours. Ballots can only be issued to the indi- vidual casting the ballot, either in person or by mail. In Person - You can vote by absen- tee ballot in person at City Hall during regular business hours, 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. City Hall will also be open additional hours for abs€ tee voting for the General Election on Saturday, November 5, 10 am to 3 pm, and Monday, November 7, until 5 pm. Register Early Before you can vote, you must register. If you register at least 20 days before Election Day, your name will appear on the polling place roster. •bea citizen of the United States; • have resided in Minnesota for at least 20 days immediately preceding Election Day; o have any felony conviction record discharged, expired, or completed; • not be under court-ordered guardianship where the court has revoked your voting rights; and o not have been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law. If you have previously registered, there is no need to go through the process again unless you have failed to vote in the last four years, moved to a different address (including apartment), or have changed your name. To register on Elec- tion Day at the polls, a resi- dent must - provide , proof of residence in the precinct. Earle Brown Elementary School 1500 59th Avenue North Precinct 2 Brooklyn Center High School 6500 Humboldt Avenue North Precinct 3 Evergreen Park Elementary School 7020 Dupont Avenue North Precinct 4 Spiritual Life Church 6865 Shingle Creek Parkway Precinct 5 Garden City Elementary School 3501 65th Avenue North Precinct 6 Northport Elementary School 5421 Brooklyn Boulevard Precinct 7 Brooklyn Center West Fire Station 6250 Brooklyn Boulevard o siI fflIIICHE1JCW&HMENT U CouncH Approves Example of anFront-Yard Decks UNENCLOSEDand Porches PORCH In 2013, the City Council adopted an Active Living Policy, which promotes front facades, extensions, and houses to be placed closer to the street, whereby en- couraging residents to utilize, share, and visit more with their neighbors. Shortly thereafter, the Council supported an effort of allowing Brooklyn Center residents an opportunity to build front-yard porches and decks closer to the street. rIi!J1! jigIIm iiI II Example of an ENCLOSED PORCH The Council supported the notion that a well-built and at- tractive front porch or deck could benefit neighborhoods and the community by adding an architectural amenity to various housing styles throughout Brooklyn Center. Research indicated porches could increase property values, but more importantly encourage community engagement and inclusiveness between residents and neighborhoods. A well-designed and constructed porch or deck provides a great gathering place for family, friends, and neighbors, and adds charm and personality to a home's exterior. After extensive consideration by both the Planning Commission and Housing Commission, a recommendation was formulated to allow a 10-foot setback encroach- ment in the front-yard setback for any new "Enclosed Porch" or "Unen- closed Porch" with a size limitation of 200 sq. ft.; while front Decks are limited to a 6-foot encroachment and size limitation of 100 sq. ft. (see diagrams). On April 25, 2016, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 2016-04, which provides new definitions for decks and porches, along with new architectural and reduced setback standards for porches and decks in front yards. These new standards may be found by visiting the City website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org and Example of an FRONT DECK view Your Government - City Ordinances or contacting the City's Building and Community Standards Department at (763) 569-3330. A building permit will be needed to complete the construction of any new front-yard deck or porch. -- NCROACHMENT I This information can also be accessed on the City's Website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org with progress on these projects updated regularly.MCqfbr0009klyncenter.org Water Treatment Plant Dedicated June 23 \ In January 2013, the City Council directed staff to develop an action plan to address man- ganese levels in the City's drinking water. This initiative was in response to a health advisory issued by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) regarding potential 4 health risks associated with high levels of man- ganese. The answer was a water treatment plant.\ In September 2014, the City, along with their consul- tant, Bolton and Menk, and contractor, Knutson Con- struction, broke ground for the new water treatment plant. After 15 months of construction, the water treatment plant was substantially completed, put into service and has been producing 100 percent of the City's water since late January 2016. The effluent levels of manganese and iron in the filtered drinking water being provided by the water treatment are literally at non-detect levels. Eight wells supply raw water to the plant for the filtration process. The fil- tered water flows to a 1.2 million gallon reservoir/clearwell under the main floor of the facility. From there it is pumped via four, 200 horsepower vertical turbine pumps to the distribution system and water towers at a rate of 2,800 gallons per minute each. Before leaving the facility, the water is chlorinated and fluoridated for public health. The water treatment plant is designed to filter manganese from the drinking water and produce 5,800 gallons of water per minute with a capacity of 7.0 million gallons in a 20-hr period and up to a maximum of 10.0 million gallons per day for short periods if needed. The operation of the wells, treatment plant, and high service pumps are au- tomatically controlled and monitored directly from the control room. Water Treatment Plant staff utilize smart phones and tablets to monitor the plant operation and to receive notification of alarms when an operator is not on- site. The City's sanitary sewer lift stations alarm system is also connected to the automated system, paving the way for full integration of the City's public works systems. Additionally, the system data and any alarm are automatically recorded by the system. The construction cost of the project is $18.2 million. The plant is located on City property near the City's well field between Camden Avenue and Highway 252, east of the Evergreen school and park. CI ERVCES Neighborhood Area Meetings The Neighborhood Area Meet- ings were established in 2008 as another means for the City officials to meet citizens face-to- face and provide updates about what's been happening and future plans throughout the City. In order to effectively commu- nicate with the various areas of the City, officials divided the City into sixteen different areas, hold- ing the meetings at a neighbor- hood park near each area. The meetings continue to be a great success! So far this year we have met with our neighbors that live near Evergreen Park, Northport Park, and Willow Lane Park; we are meeting with the Grandview area on September 14. If you haven't attended one of the meetings in your area, we en- courage you to do so because we have a lot of great information to share with you! ijLP1iIL1 I Special Materia Drop-Off Day Sturd, October 8 This fall's Special Material Drop-Off Day will be held Satur- day, October 8, 2016, from 8 am to 3 pm. The drop-off site is located at the Brooklyn Park Operations & Maintenance Facility at 8300 Noble Ave N and is available to HRG residents (Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, and New Hope). For a complete list of items that will be accepted for free, with a small fee, or not accepted, visit the City's website, Search Drop-off, or call the HRG Recycling Coordinator at (763) 493-8006. Vater Restrictions Odd-Even sprinkling restrictions are in ef- fect May 1 through September 30 for City water supplies. it is an odd-even ban based on your house num- ber. For example, if your house number is an odd numbersuch as 5917 or4501, you maywateryour lawn and garden on the odd numbered days of the month (example: August 11, 13, etc.). If your house number is an even number such as 4500 or 7212, you may water your lawn and garden on the even days of the month (example: September 2, 4, etc.). Private wells are excluded. For more in- formation, visit www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org or call Utility Billing at (763) 569-3390. GOIflg ENV i NIONM EtA Shingle Creek Watershed Cleanup 2016 Thank you to the volunteers who participated in the Great Shingle Creek Watershed Cleanup in I r^-A Brooklyn Center on Saturday, April 16, 2016, as well as those who volunteered throughout the entire cleanup weeld This year, more than 75 volunteers collected more than 100 bags of trash during the cleanup week. In addition to removing garbage and debris from open spaces along the creek and some of our roads, many City parks and trails were also cleaned. Keeping the land clean helps keep the rivers clean as well. The City of Brooklyn Center proudly salutes you! Thanks for making this community a better place to live, work and play. Garden City Elementary Arbor Day Event There were 66 first and third graders at Garden City Elementary School in Brooklyn Center who took part in the City's Arbor Day Celebration on May 25, 2016, by planting four elm trees (of the Cathedral and Princ- eton varieties) at the park adjacent to the school grounds. The students broke into four groups, assisted City staff in digging a hole for each tree, and then applied mulching. Information was provided to the students including a question and answer session. The event was also spotlight- ed on the local Cable 12 evening newscast. This event is a collaborative effort between the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, which provides seedlings for all the students to take home, the Brooklyn Center American Legion Post 630, which graciously provided a donation for cookies, and the City of Brooklyn Center, which purchased the four trees and will monitor and maintain them. Clean Up After Your Dog Dog feces are a major contrib- utor to stormwater pollution. Rain and melting snow flows across yards, dog parks, down trails, etc. on its way to creeks via our streets and storm drains. Dog feces contain bacteria and are high in nitrogen and phosphorus. Leav- ing dog waste on the ground allows harmful bacteria and nutrients to wash into the storm drain and eventually into local water bodies. In Minnesota your best bet is to: Trash it. Seal the pet waste in a plastic bag and dispose of it in your trash can. Biodegradable bags are fine, but they won't break down in a landfill so our vote is to go reused, rather than new and biodegradable. Flush it. You can flush plain dog feces down the toilet and it will be treated at a waste water facility or septic system. If you do this, never include a bag or any other extra material with the feces. o Do NOT put feces in your backyard compost pile. The temperatures in backyard compost piles do not get high enough to kill bacteria that can make humans sick. Goo '9 EMj7 RON IM Leave the Street Clean As beautiful as the fall leaves are, they mean a lot of yard work for homeowners. One option for reducing your workload is to use a mulching lawn mower to mulch leaves into your yard. It is less time intensive than raking, and the shredded leaves act as a natural fertilizer dur - ing the fall. While tending to your yard, please take a moment to sweep or rake leaves, grass, and branches out of the street in front of your house. If left in the street, leaves may clog storm drains, contribut- ingto localized flooding. When washed into nearby lakes, rivers, and streams via storm drains or ditches, the leaves become a major source of phosphorus, the nutrient that allows algae to bloom in the summer. Please dispose of leaves by composting them into your yard, bringing them to a compost facility, or bagging them for curbside pick-up if you have that service. Keep leaves and yard waste out of the regular garbage, and never dump them in the wetlands or buffer areas - it's illegal. / . Adopt-A-Program Update t HARD The City of Brooklyn Center would like to send a big thank you PARK to all of the people that have volunteered to adopt a park, trail CT) BROOtCLYJ CEFJIER j j garden or street within Brooklyn Center this year. Your efforts are appreciated and are a true value-add to the City. We always have areas open for adoption from year to year and we gladly accept more volunteers, students in need of service hours, or citizen groups looking for an activity. The Public Works Department will provide bags, gloves, grabbers and safety vests to the cleaners and will pick up any trash -- you collect. Interested in learning more on how to keep Brooklyn Center clean? Contact Renee Anderson at (763) 585-7100. the COkJ- School Bus Safety Reminders for Motorists, School Children, and Parents Motorists - Stop for school buses with the STOP arms activated. Both directions of travel MUST stop fora school bus STOP. School buses with flashing amber or red lights should be treated with caution. Flashing lights of the school bus indi- cate that the bus is stopped or stopping. Children may be present in the immediate area. Please follow the speed limits set for the roadway. School patrols with STOP flags are to be treated the same as a STOP sign. Be patient when approaching a group of children crossing the roadway. It is a Gross Misdemeanor to violate the STOP Arm law. School Children Always walk to the bus stop. Never run. Respect the "Danger Zone" which surrounds the bus. Always cross the street in front of the bus. NEVER go behind the bus. If you drop something near the bus, tell the bus driver before attempting to pick it up, so that they know where you are. Remain seated until the bus stops completely and obey the bus driver. Always wait for the school patrol to stop traffic before crossing the street. Always walk across the street. DO NOT RUN. Remember to look both ways before crossing any street. Parents Know the times of arrival and departure of the school bus. Make sure your child knows where to go after the bus drops them off, daycare, home, grandma's etc. Review at home safety with your child—no matter the age. Have your child memorize an emergency phone number. Have a safe school year! r Maranatha Senior Living Community Phase I! Independent Living Apartments Presbyterian Homes and Services, owners of the Maranatha Senior Living Community center located at 5401 -69th Avenue North, received approval from City Council to begin construction of a new three-story, 34-unit senior indepen- dent living apartment facility on the campus. This 34-unit apartment completes the second phase of the previously approved Maranatha Planned Unit Development of 2012, which saw the removal of the old single-story nursing home facility and replaced with the 3-story, 97-bed skilled nursing care facility seen today, which opened in 2014. The new building plan with 34 units includes 8 one-bedroom units; 10 one-bedroom units with private dens; and 16 two-bedroom units. Indoor parking with 39 spaces will be provided underneath the new apartment building for the residents with additional outdoor surface parking for visitors and employees. Added landscaping will also be installed along the 69th Avenue corridor to provide ad- ditional screening measures. Presbyterian Homes plans to begin site work and construction later this summer, with project completion expected by fall 2017. For questions on availability of the residential units or senior living services at this location, please contact Presbyterian Homes and Services at (651) 631-6100 - or their website at www. preshomes.com . For questions on the approved project, please contact the City's Business and Development De- partment at (763) 569-3335 or City of Brooklyn Center's website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org . 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. of 8!essIity BROOKLYN 9PPORTth4I1ØCENTER City of Brooklyn Center Open to Business Bringing 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway New Businesses to Brooklyn Center oBUSSS Brooklyn Center, MN 55430-2199 Starting a new business is no easy task, www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org but the Open to Business program can help. The Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) offers e-mail: info@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us free one-on-one business consulting for entrepreneurs or existing City Hall (763) 569-3300 businesses who want to grow. Their business advisors travel around Job Information Line (763) 569-3307 the area meeting with entrepreneurs at their local City Halls. C °ty CONTACTS Open to Business advisors help entrepreneurs create a strong busi- ness plan, and can withhelp the following: City Manager o all aspects of business plans o loan packaging Curt Boganey (763) 569-3300 Printed on o accounting and record o networkingrecycled paper Council Members keeping o operations Mayor Tim Willson o business acquisition o strategic planning Voicemail: (763) 569-3450 mayorwillson@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us o business start-up commercial real estate o cashflow financial analysis analysis 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 Phone Numbers business analysis o access to capital Sometimes it isn't the technical tasks preventing someone from starting a new business, but rather a financial roadblock. If that is the case, Open to Business can help you find the best financing option(s) for your business needs. They also have access to direct financing through their own loan program and loans in partnership with banks and other nonprofit lenders. Funds from Open to Busi- ness can be used for inventory, working capital, asset and equip- ment purchases, real estate acquisition, and other start-up costs. If you are interested in meeting with an Open to Business advisor, or if you would like more information, contact Rob Smolund at (612) 789-7337 ext. 260 or visit www.opentobusinessmn.org . Administration ....................................................(763) 569-3300 Building/Community Standards .........................(763) 569-3330 City COUNCIL MEETINGS Inspection Scheduling ....................................(763) 569-3344 City Council Regular Session meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Code Enforcement .........................................(763) 569-3473 Monday of the month at 7 pm. Ownership Services .......................................(763) 569-3310 Informal Open Forum is held at 6:45 pm before Council meetingsBusiness & Development ...................................(763) 569-3335 for persons who wish to address the City Council about issues notPublic Works/Engineering ..................................(763) 569-3340 scheduled on the agenda.Finance...............................................................(763) 569-3320 Utility Billing ...................................................(763) 569-3390 City Council Work Sessions are held immediately following the Community Center .............................................(763) 569-3400 Regular Session City Council meetings. Activity Weather Line ....................................(763) 569-3442 City Council Meetings are broadcast live on cable Channel 16. Earle Brown Heritage Center .............................(763) 569-6300 Replays shown Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Wednesdays at 2:30 am Centerbrook Golf Course ...................................(763) 549-3750 and 10:30 am. You may also watch City Council meetings on- Fire ......................................................................(763) 549-3600 line, on demand at your convenience through a link on the City Police (General Info) ...........................................(763) 569-3333 website. Call City Hall to verify meeting dates or visit the City's Emergency & Non-Emergency Officer Assistance .. ........... 911 website at ½IN NWC Brooklyn Center Community Activities, Recreation & Services Department 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center MN 55430 763-569-3400 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org Online Recreation Registration!  Go to: cityofbrooklyncenter.org  Under Online Services, select “Register Recreation”  Create a login (your email address) and password 10 Registration Begins August 10 WALK-IN Register at the Community Center. PHONE-IN Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted. Monday-Saturday, 9:30 am - 8:30 pm Sunday, 1:30 - 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 Recreation Registration  www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org  On Homepage select the “Register Recreation” button in the online services column.  Create An Account through the site by providing basic information about you and your family. Or if you wish, a staff member at the Community Center can assist you; call 763-569-3400.  Create a LOGIN (your email address) and choose a password. If you forget your password, the site can send you a reminder email. Once your account is created, use your login and password to sign up for recreations programs and classes. If you have questions, please contact us. Mail-In Registration Form (Please print) Use separate form for each person. Name Male ____ Female ____ Birth Date Address City Zip Code Phone H) (____) W) (____) C) (____) Primary Contact E-Mail Activity # Activity Name Activity # Activity Name Parent/Guardian Name Parent Birth Date ___________________ Amount Paid Special Needs (including food allergies): Emergency Contact Name Relationship Emergency Contact Phone # (H) (C) Child 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. 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. Service provided free of charge. DEPARTMENT STAFF 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 REGISTRATION INFORMATION Waiver Statement When registering for a program by phone, online, by mail or in person the following waiver statement is implied: “I understan d that participation in this activity is completely voluntary and that the activity is being offered for the benefit of the particip ants named in the registration. I agree that the participants are participating in the activity at their own risk. I also agree that the Ci ty of Brooklyn Center, its agents and employees, will not be liable for any claims, injuries or damages of whatever nature incurred by the participants due to the negligence of the City, its agents or employees, arising out of or connected with this activity. I ex pressly release and discharge of the City of Brooklyn Center, its agents and employees, from any such claims, injuries or damages.” 11  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 Active Adult programs and Community Tripsters after the registration deadline.  Requests for refunds for Holiday, Lifeguard Training and one day classes must be made at least 8 days before the class start date.  Refunds will be prorated and a $5 cancellation fee is charged.  No refunds given on classes or activities of $5 or less.  If classes are canceled by the recreation department, a full refund will be issued. 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 POLICIES & REFUND INFORMATION LIABILITY  Auxiliary Aids - Auxiliary aids for persons with disabilities available upon request at least 96 hours in advance. Persons with hearing or speech impairment served by the MN Relay Service, 711 (TTY/Voice).  Art/Cooking/Holiday Classes - Children in art and cooking classes should dress in old clothes and/or bring a paint shirt or apron.  Discipline - Children who do not follow the rules set by the instructor will be given one warning. If they choose not to follow the rules a second time, they will not be allowed to return. No money will be refunded.  Financial Assistance - Available to Brooklyn Center resident children who could not otherwise take a class due to financial reasons. Request and registration must be made in person at the Community Center. Not available for one-day classes, private or adaptive swim lessons, lifeguard training, water safety aide, memberships or trip programs.  Inclement Weather - If classes or recreation activities are canceled due to inclement weather, we will attempt to make them up. For a recorded message about activity cancellations, call 763-569-3442.  Fees - We cannot prorate activity fees.  Late Pickup Fee - If a child is not picked up immediately after class, $5 fee is charged for every 10 minutes after class ending time.  Missed Lessons - Sometimes conflicts may occur in your schedule. Missed lessons will not be made up.  Participant Substitutions - Substitutions are not allowed. You cannot sign up one child and replace him/her with a sibling or friend.  Photograph Notice - Staff takes pictures of program participants to use for publicity purposes. Photos may appear in the brochure, on the website or other marketing publications.  Spectators - Class attendance is limited to participants. Spectators, including parents, siblings and friends, are not allowed except with permission. The Community Activities, Recreation and Services Department does not provide accident insurance for participants in any of its programs. Participants assume all inherent risk of injury from their involvement in programs or activities. NOTE REFUND INFORMATION 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 INSIDE THIS ISSUE PAGE(S) Active Older Adults 22-24 Adaptive Recreation 26 Adult Activities- Fitness/Pottery 18-21 Aquatics - Swim Lessons 12-14 Centerbrook Golf Course 27 Community Center Hours/Rates 31 Community Tripsters 25 Holly Sunday Back Page Picnic Shelters 30 Policies & Refund Information 11 Registration Information 10 Special Interest 28-29 Sports - Youth & Adult 17 Teen Activities 17 Youth Activities 15-16 12 Our swim lessons utilize the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program. Lessons held at Community Center. See class descriptions below. Questions, call Natalie at 763-569-3317. AQUATICS PROGRAM CHILD—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 & breath control. Focus on becoming safe & comfortable in water & work on beginner skills. Level 2: Introduces fundamentals of front crawl & elementary backstroke. Must pass level 1 or able to float on their front & back. Level 3: Builds on skills of level 2. Focus on stroke development as participants learn to survival float, swim front crawl, diving skills, & elementary backstroke. Scissors & dolphin kicks introduced. Learn fundamentals of treading water. Level 4: Breaststroke, butterfly, front crawl, back crawl, backstroke, & safety skills. Learn scissors kick & develop endurance. Must be able to swim 30 meters - front crawl & elementary backstroke. Level 5: Must pass level 4 or swim 50 meters - front crawl, elementary backstroke & demonstrate sidestroke. Refine key strokes flip turns, & dives. Level 6: Must swim 25 meters - breaststroke, sidestroke, back crawl, butterfly; 75 meters-front & elementary backstroke. Focus on completing 500 meters of continuous swimming using all strokes. SPECIALTY AQUATICS DIVING—Ages 6 & older Diving 1-Learn to Dive! Attempt your first dives from the side of pool and board. Develop elementary body control while exploring basic take-offs, diving positions & entries. Focus is on learning to dive safely. Prerequisite: Pass swim level 2. Diving 2-Springboard Fundamentals! Diving safely from the board remains a focus as you learn to perform higher takeoffs using forward approach or back press. Expand on the basics with more air time. Prerequisite: Pass Diving 1 or test out. Diving 3-Technical Refinement! Develop better diving thru improved technique. Alignment & control standards include cleaner entries, tighter twists & rotations, overall consistency & 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. WATER SAFETY AIDE (WSA) Ages 12-& older with level 6 swimming ability. Learn skills & techniques to aid in the instruction of quality lessons. Work with experienced instructors during our lesson program as apprentice. AQUA TOTS—Ages 1-5 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 COMBO 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 & PARENT Ages 3-5. Class is for apprehensive swimmers. Serves as a transition from Parent/Child to Lil’ Tots or Child Swim Lessons Program. Limit 4 participants/class. Parent must accompany child in water. 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. TEEN—Ages 11-18 Designed for beginners. Build your confidence in the water. Focus is on individual needs. RED CROSS CERTIFICATION CLASSES LIFEGUARD TRAINING Candidate must be at least 15 on or before the last day of class. See complete description on page 14. WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING Candidate must be at least 16 on or before the last day of class. See complete description on page 14. PRIVATE—Ages 5 & older Improve stroke techniques, conquer fear of water, gain confidence, or focus on skills! Designed to meet the individual needs of you or your child. Ratio one student/instructor. Registration deadline is 2 days before class start date. ADULT & SENIOR—Ages 16 & older BEGINNER Class will help you gain confidence & basic skills, including gliding, floating, and strokes. No prior experience needed. INTERMEDIATE Have you taken lessons before but would like to learn more skills? Focus on increasing endurance and stroke development. ADULT WOMEN ONLY Learn in a fun, relaxed atmosphere with female instructor. DIVING Learn to dive. No prior experience needed. ADAPTIVE/AQUA BUDDIES Child & adult with physical or developmental disabilities or Autism. Ratio one student/instructor. Missed lessons will not be made up. Reg. deadline is 2 days before class start date. 13 Aquatics continued Tuesdays, Sept. 27-Nov. 29 – 10 lessons Class Time Fee Activity # Child – Levels 1-4 Child – Levels 1-5 Child – Levels 1-6 Child – Levels 1-6 Child – 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 $62.00 $62.00 $62.00 $62.00 $62.00 204101-07 204101-08 204101-09 204101-10 204101-11 Baby & Me 5:45-6:15 pm $62.00 204102-01 Baby & Me/Parent & Tot Combo 6:55-7:25 pm $62.00 204103-01 Parent & Tot 6:20-6:50 pm $62.00 204104-01 Lil Tots & Parent 5:10-5:40 pm $62.00 204119-01 Lil’ Tots - Level 1 5:10-5:40 pm 5:45-6:15 pm 6:20-6:50 pm $62.00 $62.00 $62.00 204105-01 204105-02 204105-03 Lil’ Tots - Level 2 5:10-5:40 pm 5:45-6:15 pm 6:20-6:50 pm $62.00 $62.00 $62.00 204106-01 204106-02 204106-03 Adaptive/Aqua Buddies 5:10-5:40 pm 6:55-7:25 pm 7:30-8:00 pm $105.00 $105.00 $105.00 204107-01 204107-02 204107-03 Private 5:10-5:40 pm $200.00 204108-01 Adult Beginner 7:30-8:00 pm $62.00 204109-02 Adult Intermediate 7:30-8:00 pm $62.00 204110-01 Adult Women Only 7:30-8:00 pm $62.00 204111-01 WSA (1 hour) 5:45-6:45 pm $85.00 204115-01 Thursdays, Sept. 29-Dec. 8 – 10 lessons (No Class November 24) Class Time Fee Activity # Child – Levels 1-4 Child – Levels 1-5 Child – Levels 1-6 Child – Levels 1-6 Child – 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 $62.00 $62.00 $62.00 $62.00 $62.00 204101-17 204101-18 204101-19 204101-20 204101-21 Baby & Me 5:45-6:15 pm $62.00 204102-02 Baby & Me/Parent & Tot Combo 6:55-7:25 pm $62.00 204103-02 Parent & Tot 6:20-6:50 pm $62.00 204104-02 Lil’ Tots - Level 1 5:45-6:15 pm 6:20-6:50 pm 6:55-7:25 pm $62.00 $62.00 $62.00 204105-04 204105-05 204105-06 Lil’ Tots - Level 2 5:45-6:15 pm 6:20-6:50 pm 6:55-7:25 pm $62.00 $62.00 $62.00 204106-04 204106-05 204106-06 Adaptive/Aqua Buddies 5:10-5:40 pm 7:30-8:00 pm $105.00 $105.00 204107-07 204107-08 Private 5:10-5:40 pm 7:30-8:00 pm $200.00 $200.00 204108-04 204108-05 Teen 6:55-7:25 pm $62.00 204113-01 Diving 1 & 2 7:30-8:00 pm $62.00 204112-06 Adult Beginner 7:30-8:00 pm $62.00 204109-03 Adult Women Only 7:30-8:00 pm $62.00 204111-02 WSA (1 hour) 6:20-7:20 pm $85.00 204115-02 Wednesdays, Sept. 28-Dec.7 – 10 lessons (No class November 23) Extended Swim - May swim before or after lesson Class Time Fee With Extended Swim Activity # Child – Levels 1-4 Child – Levels 2-4 Child – Levels 1-4 Child – Levels 2-6 Child – 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 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 204101-12 204101-13 204101-14 204101-15 204101-16 Lil Tots - Levels 1 & 2 5:10-5:40 pm 7:30-8:00 pm $75.00 $75.00 204118-02 204118-03 Adaptive/Aqua Buddies 5:10-5:40 pm 6:55-7:25 pm 7:30-8:00 pm $118.00 $118.00 $118.00 204107-04 204107-05 204107-06 Private 4:30-5:00 pm 7:30-8:00 pm $213.00 $213.00 204108-02 204108-03 Diving 1 6:20-6:50 pm $75.00 204112-03 Diving 2 5:45-6:15 pm $75.00 204112-04 Diving 3 6:55-7:25 pm $75.00 204112-05 Tuesdays, Sept. 27-Nov. 29 – 10 lessons Extended Swim May swim before or after lesson between 1-5:00 pm Class Time Fee With Extended Swim Activity # Child – Levels 1-3 Child – Levels 2-4 Child – Levels 4-6 Child – Levels 1-4 Child – Levels 3-6 Child – 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 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 204101-01 204101-02 204101-03 204101-04 204101-05 204101-06 Lil’ Tots - Levels 1 & 2 2:05-2:35 pm $75.00 204118-01 Diving 1 & 2 4:35-5:05 pm $75.00 204112-01 Diving 2 & 3 5:10-5:40 pm $75.00 204112-02 Adult Beginner 1:30-2:00 pm $75.00 204109-01 Extended Swim Lesson Note If parent wishes to swim, they pay daily admission fee each day. 14 Aquatics continued Saturdays, Oct. 1-Dec. 10 – 10 lessons (No Class November 26) Class Time Fee Activity # Child – Levels 1-4 Child – Levels 1-5 Child – Levels 1-5 Child – Levels 1-6 Child – 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 $62.00 $62.00 $62.00 $62.00 $62.00 204101-22 204101-23 204101-24 204101-25 204101-26 Baby & Me 9:00-9:30 am $62.00 204102-03 Baby & Me/Parent & Tot Combo 10:45-11:15 am $62.00 204103-03 Parent & Tot 10:10-10:40 am $62.00 204104-03 Lil’ Tots - Level 1 9:35-10:05 am 10:10-10:40 am 10:45-11:15 am 11:20-11:50 am $62.00 $62.00 $62.00 $62.00 204105-07 204105-08 204105-09 204105-10 Lil’ Tots - Level 2 9:00-9:30 am 10:10-10:40 am 11:20-11:50 am $62.00 $62.00 $62.00 204106-07 204106-08 204106-09 Adaptive/Aqua Buddies 9:00-9:30 am 11:20-11:50 am 12-12:30 pm $105.00 $105.00 $105.00 204107-09 204107-10 204107-11 Private 9:00-9:30 am 12-12:30 pm $200.00 $200.00 204108-06 204108-07 Diving 1 9:00-9:30 am $62.00 204112-07 Diving 2 11:20-11:50 am $62.00 204112-08 Teen 11:20-11:50 am $62.00 204113-02 Adult Beginner 9:35-10:05 am 11:20-11:50 am $62.00 $62.00 204109-04 204109-05 Diving - Adult 12:00-12:30 pm $62.00 204112-09 Competitive 11:20-11:50 am $62.00 204114-01 WSA (1 hour) 9:35-10:35 am $85.00 204115-03 LIFEGUARD TRAINING American Red Cross Community Center. Learn victim recognition, surveillance & rescue skills. Fee includes book. On successful completion, participants receive American Red Cross certification for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED. Prerequisites – candidate must demonstrate on first day  Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed.  Tread water for 2 minutes without using the arms.  Complete a timed event within 1 min, 40 sec: Swim 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return 20 yards. Goggles not allowed.  Proof of age: Candidate must be at least 15 on or before the last day of class. Days & Dates Time Fee Activity # Tuesdays Sept. 27-Nov. 29 (10 sessions) 3:15-5:15 pm $225.00 204201-01 Thursday-Sunday Oct. 20-Oct. 23 9:00 am-4:00 pm. $225.00 204201-02 Tuesday-Saturday Dec. 27-Dec. 31 10:00 am-4:00 pm $225.00 204201-03 WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING American Red Cross Community Center. Make a difference and save lives in, on and around the water, by learning to teach swimming and water safety to people of all ages! Fee includes book. On successful completion, participants become certified as American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. Prerequisites – candidate must demonstrate on first day  Swimming skills consistent with Level 4 of the Red Cross Learn To Swim program: 25 yards each of the front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke, and 15 yards of the butterfly.  Maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water.  Tread water for 1 minute.  Proof of age: Candidate must be at least 16 on or before the last day of class. Blended learning class. Required - approximately 10 hours additional online learning outside class Days & Dates Time Fee Activity # Fri., Sept. 16 Sat., Sept. 17 Sun., Sept. 18 Mon., Sept. 19 5:30-9:30 pm 12:30-9:30 pm 12:30-9:30 pm 5:30-9:30 pm $280.00 204202-01 Tuesday-Friday Dec. 27-30 9:00 am- 5:00 pm $280.00 204202-02 “Swimming is one of the most important skills a person can learn; no other lesson or sport can save a person’s life.” Saturdays, Oct. 8-Nov. 19 – 7 lessons Lessons with Jean Class Time Fee Activity # Adaptive/Aqua Buddies Adaptive/Aqua Buddies Adaptive/Aqua Buddies Adaptive/Aqua Buddies Adaptive/Aqua Buddies 9:00-9:30 am 9:35-10:05 am 10:10-10:40 am 10:45-11:15 am 11:20-11:50 am $74.00 $74.00 $74.00 $74.00 $74.00 204107-12 204107-13 204107-14 204107-15 204107-16 15 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. 19 5:00-5:40 pm 501101-01 $102.00 Ingrid Tues Sept. 20 5:30-5:10 pm Julia $102.00 501101-02 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. 19 5:45-6:25 pm 501102-01 $102.00 Ingrid Tues Sept. 20 6:15-6:55 pm Julia $102.00 501102-02 Day Begins Time Activity # Fee Inst Mon Sept. 19 6:30-7:10 pm Ages 8-10 501103-01 $102.00 Ingrid Tues Sept. 20 7:00-7:40 pm Ages 10-13 Julia $102.00 501103-02 Tues Sept. 20 7:45-8:25 pm Ages 13-17 Julia $102.00 501103-03 Day Begins Time Inst Fee Activity # Mon Sept. 19 7:15-7:55 pm Ingrid $102.00 501104-01 LYRICAL Ages 11-17. 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. 19 8:00-8:40 pm Ingrid $102.00 501105-01 Day Date Time Fee Activity # Sat Dec. 3 9:30 am-12:00 pm $10.00 201305-01 Day Date Time Fee Activity # Sat Dec. 10 10:00 am-12:00 pm $8.50 201311-01 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, hands only CPR, 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 35. Registration Deadline: Friday, December 23, space permitting. Meets at Community Center. Day Date Time Fee Activity # Wed Dec 28 9:00 am-4:00 pm $15.00 201301-01 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 16 HALLOWEEN PARTY Saturday, October 29 1 - 3 pm Community Center Games! Prizes! Candy! Pool/water slide pass! Online registration not available. Walk-ins accepted on space permitting basis. It takes approximately one hour to play all the games. Children are encouraged to wear their costume! Use pool pass on October 29 or save for another day. Parents who wish to swim & use water slide pay daily admission price. Fee $5.00/child. Register in person or phone 763-569-3400. Registration by Oct. 28 recommended. Limit - 200 17 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. 8- Dec. 15 (No program Nov. 24) 3-5:00 pm Youth Rec Center 6500 Humboldt Ave (Blue building east of High School) TEEN SPORTS NORTHWEST METRO ADULT SPORTS LEAGUE Includes the recreation departments of Brooklyn Center, New Hope, Crystal, Robbinsdale, Golden Valley, Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove. For information, contact the organization or call Joe at 763 -569-3382. Sport Organization Contact Information Basketball League - Thursday Men Brooklyn Center Recreation cityofbrooklyncenter.org or 763-569-3400 Basketball League - Monday Men New Hope Recreation 763-531-5151 Softball League - Men, Co-Rec & Church Brooklyn Center Recreation cityofbrooklyncenter.org or 763-569-3400 Volleyball League - Men, Women & Co-Rec Brooklyn Center Recreation cityofbrooklyncenter.org or 763-569-3400 Hockey - Men Brooklyn Park Recreation 763-493-8333 Pickleball New Hope Recreation 763-531-5151 Soccer - Co-Rec Brooklyn Park Recreation bpaasports.org (visit adult soccer page) 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 - Instructional Brooklyn Center Recreation cityofbrooklyncenter.org or 763-569-3400 Soccer League Brooklyn Park Athletic Association bpaasports.org Rec Sports Camp Brooklyn Center Recreation cityofbrooklyncenter.org or 763-569-3400 18 ADULT FITNESS SilverSneakers® & Silver&Fit® Program participants are invited to workout in our exercise room, swim & use sauna at no cost to eligible members. Non-members may participate in SilverSneakers® & Silver&Fit® classes by paying the fee. These classes are a great opportunity to get fit, have fun and make friends! Fitness classes held at Community Center. Classes with or are offered at no cost to SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit® members. Please register by phone at 763-569-3400, in person at the community center or online for the classes you will be attending. SILVERSNEAKERS® – CLASSIC Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Hand -held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance; and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support. Day Dates Time Inst Activity # Fee M Sept 12-Dec 12 10:30-11:20 am Judy 202301-01 $52.50 TH Sept 15-Dec15 No class Nov 24 1:00-1:50 pm Stephanie 202301-02 $48.75 SILVERSNEAKERS® – YOGA Yoga Stretch will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Day Dates Time Inst Activity # Fee W Sept 14-Dec 14 9:45-10:35 am Judy 202303-01 $52.50 F Sept 16-Dec 16 No class Oct 21 & Nov 25 2:00-2:50 pm Stephanie 202303-02 $45.00 SILVERSNEAKERS® – CARDIO Cardio Fit is perfect for participants who are fit and active, as well as those who want an energizing activity. This cardio class is safe, heart-healthy and easy on the joints. The workout includes easy-to-follow low impact movements, upper body strength work, abdominal conditioning, stretching and relaxation from the floor designed to energize your active lifestyle. Day Dates Time Inst Activity # Fee W Sept 14-Dec 14 8:45-9:35 am Judy 202302-01 $52.50 F Sept 16-Dec 16 No class Oct 21 & Nov 25 1:00-1:50 pm Stephanie 202302-02 $45.00 AEROBIC FITNESS & FUN FOR 60+ Learn energizing routines designed to improve strength, flexibility and endurance at a level safe and comfortable for you. This class is directed towards individuals 60 years and older; others may participate. Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # M Sept 12-Dec 12 9:30-10:20 am Judy $52.50 202201-01 Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # M Sept 12-Nov 28 5:10 - 6:10 pm Vicki $45.00 202207-01 W Sept 14-Nov 30 11 am -12 pm Judy $45.00 202207-02 TH Sept 15-Dec 8 No class Nov 24 5:30 - 6:30 pm Katherine $45.00 202207-03 TAI JI QUAN: Moving for Better Balance Tai Ji Quan is an evidence-based fall prevention and balance training program for adults with and without balance disorders. It incorporates movements which can improve your muscle strength, balance, flexibility and mobility, and reduce your risk of falling. Classes mix seated and standing movements, but can be adapted for all ability levels. Participants are encouraged to attend class twice a week for best benefit. Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # M Sept 19-Nov 7 1:00-3:00 pm Judy $30.00 202204-01 MATTER OF BALANCE Reduce the fear of falling and increase activity level! Matter of Balance is an award-winning, evidence-based program developed at the Roybal Center at Boston University. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance. Class includes eight two hour sessions lead by trained facilitators, Judy B, Barb J & Rosie V. 19 Adult Fitness continued STRENGTH TRAINING “Strong women & men stay young.” Age 30 or 90, fit or unfit, this class can build bone density, lose weight, gain strength and energy. Basic exercises using weights are geared to individual ability for a healthier & more active lifestyle. Authorities claim strength training can decrease risk for diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis. Bands and hand held weights up to 8 lbs. provided. Join this class for an energy overhaul! No Class Nov. 24 Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # TH Sept 15-Dec 15 2:00-2:50 pm Stephanie $48.75 202205-01 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 # W Sept 14-Dec 14 4:30-5:20 pm Stephanie $52.50 202210-01 CARDIO & STRENGTH COMBO Come alone, meet people or make it a family affair. This low impact cardio workout offers a variety of exercises challenging all fitness levels. Participate in the intensity level that suits you best, including a 10 minute warm-up, 20 minutes of aerobics, 10 minutes of step, (for persons unable to do step, the same patterns may be done on the floor) cool down and strength training. No Class Oct. 22 & Nov. 26 Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Sat Sept 17-Dec 17 9-9:50 am Stephanie $51.00 202203-01 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. No Class Oct. 22 & Nov. 26 Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # Sat Sept 17-Dec 17 10-11:00 am Stephanie $51.00 202209-01 BODY SCULPTING It’s time to add strength training to your fitness regimen! Strength training will increase your muscle mass and speed up your metabolism so you burn more calories at rest. Beginning with a warm-up to wake up your whole body, we will use free weights, bands, and floor work to sculpt and tone legs, buttocks, core, arms and shoulders. Class will end with total body stretching. Get the definition and sculpting you desire! Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # W Sept 14-Dec 14 5:30-6:30 pm Stephanie $59.50 202202-01 Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # M Sept 12-Dec 12 6:15-7:15 pm Vicki $59.50 202206-01 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. 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 M Sept 12-Dec 12 No class Sept 26 & 1 date TBA 10:30-11:20 am Jean 202101-01 $51.00 TH Oct 6-Dec 15 No class Nov 24 10:45-11:35 am Jean 202101-02 $42.50 YOGA Suitable for all levels. Hatha is a potent alignment-oriented practice that emphasizes the forms and actions within yoga postures. Traditional asanas are held in accurate alignment. Emphasis is placed on core strength, flexibility and balance as well as concentration and breath control. This class is based on physical postures (asanas), deep breathing, mindfulness and listening to the body. No Class Nov. 24 Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # TH Sept 15-Dec 15 6:40-7:30 pm Katherine $55.25 202213-01 More Aqua Ex Classes on Page 20! Live Your LifeTM - FALL FREE AQUATICS CLASS Are you falling or fearful of falling? Join other seniors and older adults for a fun total body workout to improve your confidence and quality of life. This class is designed and tailored to those participating focusing on improving flexibility, balance, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. The class will be instructed by a Doctor of Physical Therapy or Personal Trainer from Live Your LifeTM. Min 10/Max 15 No class Oct 18. Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # T Sept 20-Nov 29 8:45-9:35 am Dr. Eva $70.00 202106-01 20 Adult Fitness continued FITNESS & AEROBIC CLASSES  Wear comfortable clothes & fitness shoes.  Mats and weights provided.  Noodles and aqua belts provided.  All classes coed.  Note cancellation dates in descriptions. Changes are noted on fitness calendars available from instructors & the customer service counter. Classes added at the end to cover cancellations. Adult Fitness classes are for ages 16 & older. Children & spectators may not sit in the room while classes are in session. Participation is limited to those who have registered or purchased a drop-in pass for the class. 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. BASIC EXERCISE ROOM ORIENTATION Learn proper fitness equipment techniques for a safe and effective workout in the Exercise Room. A basic walk through of fitness equipment will help you use each machine correctly. A fitness specialist will assist on proper use & correct form. Not a personal training session. Free for members or patrons who paid daily admission fee. Must pre-register at the front desk 24 hours in advance of class. Allow approximately 30 -45 minutes. Check the monthly calendar at the front desk for dates & times. Please Note! As a fitness drop-in participant, you will not be notified if a class is cancelled. If you have a question about the status of a class, call the customer service desk at 763-569-3400. SENIOR DROP-IN CARD Age 62 & older FITNESS DROP-IN CARD Adults through age 61 # of Classes Fee # of Classes Fee 12 Classes $50.00 12 Classes $56.00 10 Classes $42.00 10 Classes $47.00 8 Classes $34.00 8 Classes $38.00 5 Classes $21.50 5 Classes $24.00 1 Class $4.50 1 Class $5.00 AQUA EXERCISE – DEEP WATER WORKOUT If you are looking for a different experience in water exercise, try this class! Using a floatation device, the instructor combines aerobic exercise, strength training, sculpting and water jogging for an excellent over all body workout! Class is designed for all fitness levels and can be easily modified for a lower or higher intensity workout. Swimming skills are not required but participants should be comfortable in deep water. Floatation belts and noodles are furnished. No Class: Sept 26 & 1 Date TBA Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # M Sept 12-Dec 12 9:30-10:20 am Jean $51.00 202105-01 M Sept 12-Dec 12 7:00-7:50 pm Jean $51.00 202105-02 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. No Class Nov. 23 Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # W Sept 14-Dec 14 7:25-8:15 pm Heidi/tba $55.25 202104-01 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 # W Sept 14-Dec 14 9:00-9:50 am Heather $59.50 202103-01 W Sept 14-Dec 14 No Class Nov 23 6:30-7:20 pm Heidi/ tba $55.25 202103-02 AQUA EXERCISE Water power! Join this invigorating high-energy class, which includes a warm up, cardio and full body toning. You are encouraged to participate in the intensity level that suits you best. It’s 50 minutes of pure aqua aerobic fun! Day Dates Time Inst Fee Activity # M Sept 12-Dec 12 No class Sept 26 & 1 date TBA 6:00-6:50 pm Jean $51.00 202102-01 TH Oct 6-Dec 15 No class Nov 24 9:45-10:35 am Jean $42.50 202102-03 F Sept 16-Dec 16 No class Nov 25 9:00-9:50 am Jean $55.25 202102-04 S Sept 17-Dec 17 No class Nov 26 8:00-8:50 am Jean $55.25 202102-05 21 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 8 Weeks of Open Studio time and 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 13 - Nov 1 6:00-8:30 pm $180.00 207102-01 Tuesday Nov 8 - Dec 27 6:00-8:30 pm $180.00 207102-02 # of Weeks Dates Fee Activity # 8 Sept 12 - Nov 5 $155.00 207101-01 8 Nov 6 - Dec 31 $155.00 207101-02 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 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 4 12:30-3:30 pm $60.00 207201-01 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 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. Make check payable to City of Brooklyn Center Questions, call 763-569-3400. CENTENNIAL CIVIC & VETERANS MEMORIAL AMPHITHEATER REGISTRATION FOR FALL CLASSES BEGINS August 10 See page 10 for information 22 If you have questions about the Active Older Adults 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 Drive N SEPTEMBER 21 ANNUAL MEDICARE TUNE UP! Knowledge is powerful. Approach the 2017 open enrollment Medicare season well-armed. Noticed your drugs have gotten more expensive? In the doughnut hole? Learn how to control spiraling drug and out of pocket expenses. Learn how to get some prescriptions for free Get the details about changes in Medicare and the Medicare supplements for the upcoming season. With over 30 years of experience in helping match beneficiaries to the correct plans, Medicare veteran Leslee Gold returns to Crystal Community Center to teach Medicare beneficiaries the pitfalls to avoid and how to save big dollars when accessing benefits. Learn about your annual Medicare tune-up. Everything you need to know in one Donut Talk! Register by September 16. OCTOBER 19 NAVIGATING SOCIAL SECURITY This presentation is an objective look at when and how to claim Social Security. It will answer questions like: What are the steps to guide you through the application process? Things you should know about before you apply? What are the tax impacts on Social Security benefits? The workshop will guide those new to Social Security or those just turning 65 years old with a brief overview of Social Security and the application process. Presented by Gene Montanez, a Medicare Insurance Specialist. In addition to basic Social Security, Gene will discuss recent changes in Law starting April of this year, that have removed file-and-suspend and retroactive unsuspended benefits, as well as changes in filing a restricted application. Register by October 14. NOVEMBER 16 STATUE OF LIBERTY: TWO DECADES OF EFFORT, ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE ODDS The Statue of Liberty stands proudly in New York Harbor, but how did the Statue come to be? What does it symbolize? Join us for a compelling look at the idea, the construction and the meaning behind one of the most recognizable symbols in the world. 2016 is the 130th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty! Register by November 11. SAVE THE DATE FOR 2017 TALKS! January 18 - Downsizing Made Easy February 15 - Fraud Fighters March 15 - The Great Depression & Dust Bowl in MN April 19 - What to Do When Someone Dies May 17 - Container Gardening LOCAL AUTHOR SERIES Enjoy an evening with a MN Author and light refreshments. Time: 7-8:30 pm Program Fee: $3.00 payable at the door To Register: Call 763-569-3405 Location: Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive N Thanks to our sponsor, Brookdale Healthcare Services! WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12 HARLEY TRACKS, ACROSS VIETNAM TO THE WALL In 2008, an unexpected phone call led Mike Rinowski to a job in Hanoi, Vietnam. The dynamics of development and trade allowed the import of a Harley Davidson. His plan was to make a living and enjoy a ride on his day off. But eight months after his 2008 Fat Boy arrived, his joy ride rolled into a journey he could not have imagined, or planned. While he crossed a land of beauty, his awareness grew to its time as a battlefield, and to the men and women who died there. At the southern tip, he decided to ride back across the country to honor American and allied veterans lost in the Vietnam War; and that was the beginning of his four year journey. 41,000 miles alone across Vietnam to honor our veterans who fought and died there, then across America, to end with a joy ride across Canada in 2013. His book, Harley Tracks: Across Vietnam to The Wall, tells a story like no other. Readers have praised it as poignant and epic, bold and brazen, and one of a kind. Visit his web site for more information, excerpts, photos, and the book: www.harleytracks.com. Come and meet Mike and hear about his journey and the land and people he discovered that led him to write his story “Harley Tracks: Across Vietnam to The Wall”. Register by October 7. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 THE ART OF ROME Greg Pulles has visited Rome some 13 times and written and photographed an 800 page book, Sacred Places, Rediscovering the Churches of Rome, a guidebook to Rome, Due Centi Luoghi, and a book on the Tuscan sculptors Nicola and Giovanni Pisano. In this presentation he will take us on a virtual tour of all the art in Rome, using his photography, taking us from the ancient classical, to the early Christian art, then the dark ages, interrupted by the 9th century Carolingian, the revival beginning with the Cosmati stonecutters in the eleventh century, then the early Renaissance, the high Renaissance, and finally the baroque. You will experience all that the eternal city has to offer in art and architecture, and learn of the great artists, sculptors, and architects. If you have been to Rome this talk will bring back your pleasant memories. If you have not been to Rome it will take you there! Register by February 3. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017 MINNESOTA BYWAYS WITH DOUG OHMAN Details in the winter/spring recreation brochure. ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS 23 Active Older Adults 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 10, 17, 24, Sept 7, Dec 21 & 28. 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. 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. 21, Oct. 5 & 19, Nov. 2 & 16 and Dec. 7 & 21. 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. Non-members are always welcome. For information about Women’s Club, call 763-561-3944. Fall Meeting Dates September 13 - BINGO October 11 - Joe Kovar, WWII Vet November 8 - Plymouth Rockers Performance December 13 - Carolynne Darling Performance & Pot Luck Monthly trips are offered to members; details at meetings. 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! Brooklyn Center Community Center No Income Limits! Confidential, Free Assistance & No Sales! One hour individual morning appointments on September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14 Volunteer counselors are trained by Senior Community Services. Individuals, caregivers or family members are welcome to schedule an appointment. 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 BALANCE & FALL PREVENTION for SENIORS WITH BALANCE ASSESSMENT Thursday, November 17, Community Center 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Balance & Fall Prevention Presentation 1:00 - 2:00 pm - Balance Assessments (5 minutes per person) Dizziness can happen at any age, but it can be detrimental to your health when you are older. Studies show that you can take action to reduce the dizziness and your risk of falling. Come and learn about the vestibular function in the older adult and how you can prevent falls. Balance screenings will be offered immediately following to determine your risk 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! Day Date Time Fee Activity # Thurs Nov 17 12:00 - 2:00 pm Free 203201.02 OSTEOPOROSIS WITH BALANCE ASSESSMENT Thursday, September 29, Community Center 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Osteoporosis Presentation 1:00 - 2:00 pm - Balance Assessments (5 minutes per person) Many myths and misconceptions exist today about the treatment of osteoporosis. By having a comprehensive understanding on how to safely move and exercise can lead to a better quality of life. Attend this presentation by Dr. Eva Norman to learn the many different ways you can protect your spine through exercise and safe mobility skills. Balance screenings will be offered immediately following to determine your risk 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! Day Date Time Fee Activity # Thurs Sept 29 12:00 - 2:00 pm Free 203201.01 FREE HELP FOR MEDICARE RECIPIENTS 24 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 4 & 5 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 7 8:30 am-12:30 pm Wednesday November 2 8:30 am-12:30 pm Wednesday December 7 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. Tuesday, December 6 11:30 am-1:15 pm Brooklyn Center Community Center Constitution Hall Enjoy Lunch & Festive Holiday Music by The North Suburban Chorus Fee includes lunch & entertainment. Register online, in person at the community center or call 763-569-3400. Registration Deadline November 29. Day Date Time Fee Activity # Tues Dec 6 11:30 am-1:15 pm $18.00 203101-02 FALL LUNCHEON Tuesday, September 27 11:00 am-12:45 pm Brooklyn Center Community Center Constitution Hall Enjoy a Performance by Mary Hall: Those Were The Days Post War Era Music of the 40’s & 50’s Fee includes entertainment and lunch. Register online, in person at the community center or call 763-569-3400. Registration Deadline September 20. Day Date Time Fee Activity # Tues Sept 27 11:00 am-12:45 pm $18.00 203101-01 25 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. HOLIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS TOUR Driving Through A Winter Wonderland – A local guide will take you through the streets of St. Paul bathed in lights. View impressive displays throughout the city. Neighborhoods have private homes aglow to celebrate the season. Owners have gone above and beyond to spread holiday cheer! Take in the official Christmas tree in Rice Park where the entire block is draped in twinkling lights! Before the tour, enjoy an early dinner at Casper’s Cherokee Sirloin Room in West St. Paul. Select your dinner choice at registration: Sirloin or Chicken served with tossed salad, baked potato with sour cream, rolls, beverage and dessert. Register by November 21. Day Date Time Fee Activity # Thurs December 8 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm $63.00 701312-01 CHRISTMAS AT MAYOWOOD Start the day at the Olmstead County Historical Center. View a short video about this unique county, enjoy holiday refreshments and view displays. Next, tour the recently restored historic Mayowood Mansion, the former residence of Drs. Charles H. and Charles W. Mayo. (Participants will need to manage steps, walk and stand during the 1 hr. 15 min. mansion tour). The mansion, a historic landmark is situated on a wooded hillside overlooking the Zumbro River Valley. Many rooms are personalized and uniquely decorated by volunteers and merchants in Rochester who contribute to the holiday spirit. As you are guided through the mansion, notice the Steinway Conservatory Grand piano, a 1914 Acolian & Company player pipe organ, a Kerman pattern Persian rug, crystal chandeliers and leaded stained glass doors and windows. After the tour travel to Mantorville MN, a tiny village that was once a booming community that was bypassed by the railroad. Have lunch at the historic Hubbell House. Select your lunch choice at registration: Roast Beef or Hubble Baked Chicken both served with salad, vegetable, fresh rolls, beverage and sherbet. End the day with a visit to the Chocolate Shoppe and spend time shopping in Mantorville Square featuring collectibles, candles, greeting cards, rugs, books and more. Register by October 17. Day Date Time Fee Activity # Tues November 15 7:15 am - 4:00 pm $61.00 701211-01 OLD LOG THEATER “MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET” “Million Dollar Quartet” is a Tony Award Winning Musical, which is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought ELVIS PRESLEY, JOHNNY CASH, JERRY LEE LEWIS and CARL PERKINS together at Sun Records for one the of the greatest jam sessions ever. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits. Before the show, lunch will be served in the Old Log Dining Room. Select your lunch choice at registration: 1. Beef Short Rib with Potatoes, 2. Tilapia with Potatoes, 3. Vegetarian Pasta – Pesto Cream Sauce and Herbs, 4. Boneless Chicken Breast with Potatoes; all entrees served with Seasonal Vegetables, dinner rolls, dessert, coffee, tea or soft drink. Register by September 19. Day Date Time Fee Activity # Wed October 12 10:45 am - 4:45 pm $70.00 701210-01 TREASURE ISLAND CASINO Try your luck at Treasure Island Casino near Red Wing MN in the 150,000 square foot casino floor buzzing with excitement! Upon arrival pick up your new Island Passport Club player card and receive $20 in slot play credit that you can use at one of the 2,200 state-of-the-art slot machines. The casino also offers over 50 table games including blackjack, poker, video keno, video poker and bingo. When you are ready for a break enjoy $3 off your meal at one of the three restaurants. At registration please provide your full name, address, phone number and date of birth so player cards can be made. If you already have an Island Passport Club player card provide that number at registration. Remember to bring your picture ID with the day of the trip to pick up your new players card! Register by October 25. Day Date Time Fee Activity # Tues November 1 8:30 am - 4:30 pm $23.00 702211-01 COMMUNITY TRIPSTERS SPAM MUSEUM & AUSTIN MINNESOTA Visit the New Spam Museum in downtown Austin; featuring audios, videos and displays depicting the rich history of Hormel Food. The self-guided tour is interactive, educational and fun! Enjoy lunch at The Old Mill Restaurant located in the historic Ramsey Flour Mill on the Red Cedar River. Menu: Grilled chicken breast served on a bed of wild rice blend, house salad with parmesan peppercorn dressing, dinner roll, beverage and dessert. Spend time exploring the one -of-a-kind specialty shops on Main Street in downtown Austin including The ArtWork Center and the Rydjor Bike Museum. Complete the trip with a stop in Owatonna at Russell Stover Candy! Register by Aug 15. Day Date Time Fee Activity # Thurs September 15 7:45 am-4:30 pm $55.00 701209-01 26 ADAPTIVE RECREATION The Adaptive Recreation Program is a cooperative effort of the Cites of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Plymou th, Maple Grove, St. Louis Park, Chanhassen, Chaska, Waconia& REACH For Resources. REACH serves individuals with developmental disabilities. Services include adaptive recreation, independent living support, and counseling. For information and registration procedures, call 952-200-3030. For persons not living in a community listed above, you are considered a “non-resident” . 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 or go to www.reachforresources.org YOUTH ACTIVITIES—Ages 5-12 INCLUSIONS REACH For Resources provides inclusion facilitators for children with disabilities who would like to participate in their cit y park and recreation programs. Registration for these programs is done through your Park and Recreation Department. After registeri ng, 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. Call 952-393-5880 for more information. ADULT ACTIVITIES—Ages 18 & Older KICKBALL Fun & non-competitive kickball league! Location: Brooklyn Center Youth Rec Center Dates: Thursdays, September 15 - October 20 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 14 - November 2 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 12 - October 31 Time: 6:30-7:30 pm Cost: $55 resident, $63 non-resident ON THE TOWN Social program on Friday and Saturday evenings for adults who can explore their community with minimal supervision. Ages 18+. For more information call 952-393-4277 SPECIAL EVENTS FRIDAY NIGHT DANCES Time: 7-9:00 pm Cost: $5 at the door St. Louis Park High School - Aug 19, Sept. 16, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 16 (wear your favorite holiday sweater in December!) Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center - Oct 14, Dec 30 BINGO - September 30, 6:30-8:00 pm Join your friends & play everyone’s favorite game! Location: Brooklyn Center Community Center Cost: $7. To pre-register, call 952-200-3030 WEEKEND VENTURES Ages 16 and older. Location: Downtown Minneapolis Dates: December 2-4 Cost: $500 Call 952-393-5866 for more information 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: 5-17 and Adult 18+ Location: Doyle’s Bowling, 5000 West Broadway, Crystal Dates: Saturdays, September 17 - November 5 Time: Noon-2:00 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 TEEN ACTIVITIES—Ages 13-21 TEEN EXPLORERS Get to know new friends while trying new activities! Movies, games, dinners out, art projects, community events, and more! Location: Various metro locations Dates: Tuesdays, September 13 - November 1 Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Cost: $45 residents, $53 non-residents SOCIAL SEEKERS This is a program for teens and young adults on the Autism Spectrum. We meet once a week for fun and social interaction. Call 952-393-5866 for more information. Location: Hopkins MN Dates: Wednesdays, September 14 - November 16 Time: 5:00 - 6:30 pm Cost: $200 27 LABOR DAY WEEKEND FAMILY GOLF SPECIAL SEPTEMBER Labor Day Weekend Family Golf Special Saturday, September 3 - Monday, September 5 $13.50/1st adult; $5.00/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 4th Annual Saturday, October 22 1:00 & 3:00 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 $40.00/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. $9.00 GREEN FEES SPECIAL September 9, 19 & 29 Celebrate the 9th month with 9 holes of golf for $9.00! $9.00 cart rental too! $9.00 before 9:00 am all month $99.00 4500 Holes of GOLF September 12 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 6 $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 2016 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. 28 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 31. 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 POOL & WATER SLIDE GROUP RENTAL Looking for a new idea for your group? Join the fun at the Community Center!  50 meter indoor pool (Olympic Size)  150´ water slide & diving boards  Lifeguards on duty For more information or to schedule a rental, contact Kirsten at 763-569-3402 or kjankovich@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us KIDS IN COMMUNITY SWIM & FUN NIGHT KIDS ONLY!!! Saturday, October 29 & Saturday, December 10 8-10:00 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 Questions - contact Kirsten at 763-569-3402 or kjankovich@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us BROOKLYN CENTER PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY COMMISSION The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission meets the 3 rd 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; Tom Shinnick; Judy Thorbus, Jerome Witalka. Minimum age 15. Shirts & tennis shoes required. For hours and fees, see page 31. Cardiovascular - Treadmills-9; Ellipticals-7; Climbmill-1; Recumbent Bikes-4; Upright Bike-1 Strength Training - Leg Press/Calf Raise; Dumbbells; Leg Curl/Leg Extension; Multi-chest; “Smith” Machine; Cable Crossover; Bicep/Triceps; Lat Pull Down/Low Row; Cybex Abdominal 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 EXERCISE ROOM Constitution Hall This room is available for meetings and private functions such as family reunions, graduations & anniversary parties. Seating for up to 190 banquet style and 250 theater style. Philip Q. Cohen Community Room This room is available for small group functions. Seating for up to 70 theatre style, 30 classroom style and 50 banquet style. FACILITY RENTAL INFORMATION Not permitted - Alcohol or tobacco products, including smoking and e-cigarettes. Required - 4 hour minimum Days and hours vary from season to season. For information on policies, fees and availability, contact Rebecca Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-3:30 pm 29 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 am-7:00 pm. 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, 5:00 am 10:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 am-4 pm. 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 Special Interest continued 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 by phone with Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express by calling 763-569-3400 or come into the Brooklyn Center Community Center customer service desk. Tickets not available for online registration. A limited number of tickets are available; however, 20 tickets need to be sold to ensure the group rate. If minimum is not met, you’ll be contacted. (In the past, minimum has always been met.) Ticket Pick-Up: Approximately 7 days before performance date, you will be called when tickets arrive at Brooklyn Center Community Center. Participants provide their own transportation. Arrive ½ hour early to event. DISNEY ON ICE Passport to Adventure Experience world-class ice skaters, heartwarming Disney stories, lavish costumes, dazzling lighting, and enchanting music to create extraordinary shows. Audiences can sing and dance along with their favorite Disney characters including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, the Disney Princesses, the Toy Story gang, and the Lion King stars all in an ice skating spectacular. Children 2 and older need a ticket. Lower level seating. Day Date Show Time Location Fee/ Person Thursday December 1 7:00 pm Xcel Energy Center $19.00 Saturday December 3 3:00 pm Xcel Energy Center $25.00 CIRQUE DE SOLEIL Toruk the First Flight Inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR, TORUK – The First Flight transports you to the world of Pandora in a visually stunning live setting. Experience a storytelling odyssey through a new world of imagination, discovery, and possibility. The First Flight is a mythical tale set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film AVATAR, and before any humans ever set foot on Pandora. Children 2 and older need a ticket. Seating in upper level sides, low to middle rows. Register by September 14. Day Date Show Time Location Fee/ Person Saturday October 1 4:00 pm Target Center $35.00 Sponsored By EASTON June 16-18, 2016 Centennial Park Watch state softball teams compete against national powers for a berth in the USSSA World Series. Admission: $3.00/day! 763-569-3400 35th Annual Men’s Major NIT DUDLEY/BUDWEISER CLASSIC Softball Tournament Save the Date! 30  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. Fees subject to change.  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 deposit fee required on all picnic shelter reservations.  $250 damage/policy compliance deposit fee required on Kylawn & West Palmer shelter building/picnic shelter reservations.  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, deposit fee may be forfeited.  Clean up of shelter and surrounding area is responsibility of permit holder. Must leave shelter in good condition for next group. If additional staff time, beyond normal cleaning, is required to clean shelter and surrounding area, additional charges for personnel and cleaning supplies will be deducted from damage/policy compliance 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.  Use of tents, inflatable games (including bouncy houses), dunk tanks or similar items require pre-approval by the Community Activities, Recreation & Services Department Director. Prior to booking the picnic shelter, the permit holder must provide the city with a Certificate of Insurance from the vendor that includes liability coverage of at least $1.5 million naming the City of Brooklyn Center as an additional insured. Centennial Park Gazebo Kylawn Picnic Shelter/ Park Shelter Building 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 1 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 - 5600 France Ave N - NA for 2016 $110 1 150 Orchard Lane Picnic Shelter - 6512 Perry Ave N $25 1 40 Riverdale Picnic Shelter - 7031 Dallas Rd $25 1 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 - NA for 2016 $40 $130 1 40 Shelter; 35 Building 75 Both Willow Lane Picnic Shelter - 4800 - 69th Ave N $25 1 50 PICNIC SHELTERS 31 Community Center Closed - September 5-11 - Annual Maintenance, Thursday, November 24 - Thanksgiving, Sunday, December 25 - Christmas Day & Sunday, January 1 - New Year’s Day 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 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 PUNCH CARDS Good for pool, exercise room & sauna. Water slide is an extra $1/time. Cards good for 1 year from purchase date. 10 Punches 25 Punches 50 Punches 100 Punches Ages 0-14 & 62 & older $35.70 $85.00 $161.00 $305.00 Ages 15-61 $45.20 $107.50 $203.50 $385.00 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 MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS & PRICES 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, and household memberships. Membership Type 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 1 Year Individual - Available to one person. $32.00 $86.00 $154.00 $250.00 Dual - Available to two people who both reside at the same address. Requires one member to be an adult (age 18 or older). $40.50 $109.00 $194.00 $316.00 Senior - Available to Brooklyn Center senior residents age 62 & older. $26.00 $70.00 $125.00 $234.00 Senior Dual - Available to two Brooklyn Center senior residents age 62 & older both residing at same address. $34.00 $92.00 $163.00 $306.00 Household - 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. Additional dependents may be added for $8.50/month/person. $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 32 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 4 1:30-5:00 pm Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Sponsored by the Brooklyn Center Lions Club  Santa - 1:30-4:45 p.m. - Pictures of children taken with Santa Claus Kids’ Craft & Candy Cane Walk - 1:30-4:30 pm  Holly Sunday Bingo - 1:30-4:45 pm  Face Painting - 2:00-4:30 pm  Hayrides - 2-4:45 pm  Magic Show - 2:30 pm & 4:15 pm  Refreshments, Door Prizes & Music  Holiday Tree Lighting - 5:00 pm