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2019 Edition 213 WinterB r o o k l y n C e n t e r C o m m u n i t y A c t i v i t i e s , R e c r e a t i o n & S e r v i c e s D e p a r t m e n t 6 3 0 1 S h i n g l e C r e e k P a r k w a y B r o o k l y n C e n t e r M N 5 5 4 3 0 7 6 3 - 5 6 9 - 3 4 0 0 c i t y o f b r o o k l y n c e n t e r . o r g i n t h i s I S S U E C o m m u n i t y E v e n t s Y o u t h & F a m i l y A q u a t i c s A d u l t P r o g r a m s C e n t e r b r o o k G o l f C o u r s e a n d m o r e . . . W I N T E R • S P R I N G C i t y o f B r o o k l y n C e n t e r R e c r e a t i o n G u i d e 2 0 2 0 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID TWIN CITIES MN PERMIT NO. 2170Brooklyn Center Community Activities, Recreation & Services Department 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center MN 55430 763-569-3400 cityofbrooklyncenter.org 2 3 ADAPTIVE RECREATION PROGRAM The Adaptive Recreation Program is a cooperative effort of the Cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Plymouth, Maple Grove, St. Louis Park, Chanhassen, Chaska, Waconia and 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. For a successful inclusion 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 reachforresources.org. City of Brooklyn Center WINTER / SPRING Guide 2019 WAIVER STATEMENT: When registering for a program by phone, online, by mail or in person the following waiver statement is implied: “I understand that participation in this activity is completely voluntary and that the activity is being offered for the benefit of the participants named in the registration. I agree that the participants are participating in the activity at their own risk. I also agree that the City of Brooklyn Center, its agents and employees, will not be liable for any claims, injuries or damages of whatever nature in-curred by the participants due to the negligence of the City, its agents or employees, arising out of or connected with this activity. I expressly release and discharge of the City of Brooklyn Center, its agents and employees, from any such claims, injuries or damages.” Registration ONLINE RECREATION REGISTRATION 1. webtrac.cityofbrooklyncenter.org 2. Create an account through the site by providing basic information about you and your family. 3. Create a LOGIN (your email address) and choose a password. If you forget your password, the site can send you a reminder email. 4. Once your account is created, use your login and password to sign up for recreation programs. If you have questions, please contact us at 763-569-3400. WALK-IN Register at the community center. PHONE-IN Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted. Monday-Saturday, 8:30 am - 8:30 pm Sunday, 1 - 4:30 pm In this Issue Active Older Adults 26 Adaptive Recreation 4 Adult Activities 25 Adult Fitness 8 Aquatics - Swim Lessons 16 Centerbrook Golf Course 30 Community Center Hours/Rates 6 Community Tripsters 29 Registration Information 4 Special Interest 24 Sports - Youth & Adult 15 Youth 11 REGISTRATION BEGINS December 3, 2019 Looking for quality youth programs in Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park? BrooklynsConnect 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. • TECHNOLOGY & MEDIA • SPORTS • DANCE • ARTS • COLLEGE READINESS • JOBS & CAREER TRAINING • AND MORE Check it out at brooklynsallianceforyouth.org. For more info, email info@brooklynsallianceforyouth.org or call 763-398-0780.4 register online: cityofbrooklyncenter.org 55 Information DEPARTMENT MISSION 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. LIABILITY 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 • 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. • Financial Assistance – Available to Brooklyn Center youth residents who could not otherwise participate in the program due to financial reasons. Request and registration must be made in person at the community center. Not available for one-day programs, private swim lessons, lifeguard training, water safety aide, memberships, or contracted trip programs. • Photograph Notice – City employees take pictures of program participants to use for publicity purposes. Photos may appear in the guide, on the website or other marketing publications. • Missed lessons will not be made up. • No Participant Substitutions – Only registered participants may attend programs. • Fees – Program fees cannot be prorated. • Late Pickup Fee – $5 fee for every ten minutes past program ending time will be issued for youth programs. • 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). • Successful inclusion requests are made two weeks in advance. REFUND INFORMATION • Request for refunds must be made at least 24 hours before first class or by registration deadline date. • Cancellations after the first class, require 24 hour notice 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 Lifeguard Training must be made at least 8 days before the program start date. • Refunds will be prorated and a $5 cancellation fee is charged. • No refunds given on programs of $5 or less. • If programs are canceled by the Recreation Department, a full refund will be issued. LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION SERVICES If you or someone you know are in need of translation services, 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. NO NON-RESIDENT FEES Brooklyn Center Recreation Department does not charge non-resident fees for any of our programs, classes or community center memberships. DEPARTMENT STAFF Jim Glasoe Director 763-569-3407 Jacob Andersen Program Supervisor 763-569-3317 Janelle Crossfield Program Supervisor 763-569-3406 Joe Ericksen Program Supervisor 763-569-3382 Steve Makowske Golf Course Superintendent 763-549-3750 Carissa Goebel Program Supervisor 763-569-3405 Ai Vang Facility Rentals 763-569-3470  Classes subject to change  Wear comfortable clothes and fitness shoes  Mats, weights, and bands are provided  Noodles, aqua weights, and aqua belts are provided  All classes are all gender View group fitness schedule at cityofbrooklyncenter.org/communitycenter GENERAL FITNESS CLASS INFORMATION 8 City of Brooklyn Center WINTER / SPRING Guide 2019 Group Fitness SILVERSNEAKERS® – CLASSIC 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; a chair is used for seated and/or standing support. SILVERSNEAKERS® – CARDIO FIT Perfect for participants who are fit and active! Safe, heart-healthy and easy on the joints with easy-to-follow low impact movements, upper body strength work, abdominal conditioning, stretching and relaxation from the floor designed to energize your active lifestyle. SILVERSNEAKERS® – YOGA Yoga will move your 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. AEROBIC FITNESS & FUN FOR 60+ Learn energizing routines designed to improve strength, flexibility and endurance at a level safe and comfortable for you. All ages welcome however, exercises are geared for those age 60+. Group Fitness now included in Brooklyn Center Community Center Memberships. All Adult Fitness Classes are held at the Brooklyn Center Community Center Attend group fitness classes with a membership or a punch card. Unless noted classes are for ages 16 & older. Children and spectators may not sit in the room while classes are in session. SilverSneakers®, Silver&Fit & RenewActive® program participants are invited to workout in our fitness center, use the pool & sauna and participate in designated fitness classes at no cost to eligible members. These classes are a great opportunity to get fit, have fun, join your friends and make new ones. register online: cityofbrooklyncenter.org 9 Group Fitness AFRO-BEATS WORKOUT Learn different ways to move your body to great music from the motherland. Perfect for participants who want an energizing fun way to be fit and active. Learn invigorating routines which include traditional and contemporary West African dance moves including Igbo dances, Azonto, Ndombolo and more. AQUA ZUMBA® Aqua Zumba is perfect for those looking to make a splash by adding a low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise to their fitness routine. Aqua Zumba® blends the Zumba® philosophy with water resistance, for one pool party you shouldn’t miss! Water creates natural resistance, which means every step is more challenging and helps tone your muscles. Wear your swimsuit and meet in the shallow end of the pool. ZUMBA GOLD® Come ready to sweat! This lower intensity dance party fitness class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see what Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. TOTAL BODY Come for a workout that will leave your entire body feeling worked to the max! In this Total Body Class, we will work all major muscle groups to furnish strength, improve mobility and torch calories. You’ll use resistance training combined with cardio in order to achieve your goals. Bring your mat and yourself and get ready to sweat! CARDIO-CORE VARIETY WORKOUT Improve cardiovascular fitness and build strength with this intense circuit-style class. Each session includes a warm-up, cardio segment, strength and core training, cool-down and stretching. Must be able to get down and up from the floor. 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. STRENGTH TRAINING Fit or unfit, experienced or beginner, older adults can benefit from resistance training. This class can improve muscular strength and power, build and protect bone mass, and increase joint stability. Use a variety of resistance tools and a chair for safety. Modifications are offered for different abilities. City of Brooklyn Center WINTER / SPRING Guide 2019 Group Fitness 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! AQUA 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 are allowed during class for extra stability. ARTHRITIS WATER EXERCISE Joining a water exercise class gives you opportunity to exercise in warm water with guidance from a trained Arthritis Foundation instructor. This class can help decrease pain and stiffness. We concentrate on walking, warm-ups, range of motion of all major joints and low-impact exercises. AQUA SHALLOW & DEEP WATER COMBO Our “combo” class combines warm up, stretching, aerobic exercise and strength training for a full body workout. The class is designed for all fitness levels and can be easily modified for a lower or higher intensity workout. POWER AQUA Looking for a quick and intense lunch workout? Try Power Aqua for high intensity workout that combines interval training and the water. Youth Included in household member or $1 drop-in ZUMBA® KIDS Ages 5-11. Zumba® Kids classes are the ultimate dance party for kids, featuring kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba® choreography. We break down the steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure. Help develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children’s lives by making fitness fun. AFRO-BEATS WORKOUT Learn different ways to move your body to great music from the motherland. Perfect for participants who want an energizing fun way to be fit and active. Learn invigorating routines which include traditional and contemporary West African dance moves including Igbo dances, Azonto, Ndombolo and more. 10 register online: cityofbrooklyncenter.org 11 Youth YOUNG ATHLETES Ages 2-7. Have fun while improving your gross motor skills playing different games! Young Athletes is an early introduction to sports using focused activities that target mental and physical growth. This is a unified program designed for children with and without disabilities. There is an evidence supported curriculum for this program provided by Special Olympics MN. This program is offered in partnership with Reach for Resources, Inc. Class limit 15. Registration deadline one week prior to class start, space permitting. Class meets at the Brooklyn Center Community Center, Constitution Hall. DAY DATE TIME FEE T Jan 14-Mar 10 5-5:45 pm FREE!Register at Reach for Resources 952-393-5880TMar 24-May 19 5-5:45 pm FREE! NINJA WARRIOR TRAINING This instructional class will use challenges that will evolve into an obstacle course at the end of each session. Participants build skills that involve running, jumping, balance and control, coordination, strength and agility. The class is designed to challenge each individual as much as they would like to be challenged. AGE DAY DATES TIME FEE ACTIVITY # 3-5 Th Jan 23-Feb 20 5:15-6 pm $48 301601-01 4-6 Th Jan 23-Feb 20 6-6:45 pm $48 301601-02 6-9 Th Jan 23-Feb 20 6:45-7:30 pm $48 301601-03 PALMER PUPPETS PLAYHOUSE Saturdays, 10 am FREE! All Ages. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Go on an adventure during Palmer puppets story time at West Palmer Park. Puppeteers share a story and create memories for you and your youngest family members. West Palmer Park, 7110 Palmer Lake Dr. TITLE DATE The Superheroes’ Cherry & Spoon Adventure Jan 18 A Peasant, A Princess, and Dragon Feb 15 The Amazing Playhouse Circus Mar 21 The Little Mermaid Apr 18 McGruff, Dog Detective May 16 TINY TOT TIME Ages 2-4. Bring the youngest members of the family to develop motor skills through games, art and music. Featuring our new Imagination Playground™! Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Drop-in, no pre-registration required. DAY DATES TIME FEE S Feb 1, Mar 7, Apr 4 9-9:45 am $1 per child T Feb 4, 18, Mar 3, 17, Apr 7, 21 10-10:45 am $1 per child Book A Party Fridays after 5 pm  Saturdays 1 – 7 pm  Sundays after 1 pm. • Use of the party room for 1 ½ hours. (The group may use the pool before or after the room rental time.) • Pool admission and unlimited water slide for up to 10 children ages 14 and under. • Minimum height for water slide is 52”. Children less than 52” must pass swim test or be accompanied by an adult. • Appropriate swimwear required in pool. • $50 non-refundable payment is due at the time of reservation. • Call 763-569-3400 Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. • Adult making reservation is responsible for supervising the party. Room limit 25 including supervising adults. Permitted: commercially prepared cake, ice cream (need to bring own cooler), deli sandwiches, salads or pizza. Pre-packaged beverages only (no red, orange or grape dye). Homemade food items not permitted.12 City of Brooklyn Center WINTER / SPRING Guide 2019 Youth BROOKLYN CENTER LITTLE LEAGUE T-Ball & Baseball - Boys & Girls Ages 4-12 • T-ball-ages 4-6; Machine Pitch-ages 6-8; Minors-ages 8-11; Majors-ages 9-12 • League age determined by child’s age on April 30, 2020 • Residents of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Osseo and a portion of Minneapolis. • Bring medical info, proof of residence & birth certificate to registration. • Registration - Thursday, Jan. 23, 6-8pm, Saturday, Feb.1, 10am-2pm, Tuesday Feb. 4, 6-8pm and Saturday, Feb. 8, 10am-2pm at Brooklyn Center Community Center. Late registrations will incur late fee and team placement not guaranteed. Visit website at BrooklynCenterLittleLeague.com YOUTH SPORTS WITH REVOLUTIONARY SPORTS SOCCER WARM-UP Centennial Park Youth Soccer Fields This four day class will be loaded with active skill work, challenging games, and small sided scrimmages. All abilities/levels welcome. AGE DATES TIME FEE ACTIVITY # 5-7 May 18-21 6-7 pm $10 401601-01 7-10 May 18-21 7-8 pm $10 401601-02 register online: cityofbrooklyncenter.org 15 Sports 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 Brooklyncenterlittleleague.com 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 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 about the Northwest Metro Adult Sports League, contact the organization or call Joe at 763-569-3382. SPORT ORGANIZATION CONTACT INFORMATION Basketball League - Monday Men New Hope Recreation 763-531-5151 Softball League – Men, Women, 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 Soccer – Co Rec Brooklyn Park Recreation Bpaasports.org (visit adult soccer page) SKATING RINKS Skating season typically runs from December 15-February 15. It could be earlier or later depending on weather conditions. Warming houses and rinks may close in inclement weather. LOCATIONS WITH WARMING HOUSES LOCATIONS WITHOUT WARMING HOUSES Centennial Park West: 6254 Brooklyn Dr. Evergreen Park: 7112 Bryant Avenue Hours: Friday 4-9 pm Saturday 1-9 pm Sunday 1-5 pm Weekday holidays: 1-9 pm Closed: Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day. In case of inclement weather, call 763-569-3442. Ice on these rinks will be maintained only; no supervision. Bellvue Park, 801 - 55th Avenue Grandview Park, 1600 - 59th Avenue Kylawn Park, 6015 Kyle Avenue Northport Park, 5512 Sailor Lane Riverdale Park, 7031 Dallas Rd West Palmer Park, 7110 Palmer Lk Dr. Willow Lane Park, 4800 - 69th Avenue 16 City of Brooklyn Center WINTER / SPRING Guide 2019 Aquatics Winter | Spring 2020 Our swim lessons utilize the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program. Lessons are held at the Community Center. Questions? Call 763-569-3400. AMERICAN RED CROSS SWIM LEVELS 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. Evaluation Class: Looking to sign up your child and do not know what level they would be? Sign up to have your child evaluated by our instructor and have your child placed in the right class at the start of the session. Evaluation classes will be the week before the start of all classes. Required for all new participants. 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 for 3-5 seconds. LEVEL 3: Builds on skills of level 2. Focus on stroke develop- ment 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, back- stroke, & safety skills. Learn scissors kick & develop endurance. Must be able to swim 30 meters-front crawl & elementary back- stroke. LEVEL 5: Must pass level 4 or swim 50 meters-front crawl, el- ementary 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. Fo- cus on completing 500 meters of continuous swimming using all strokes. AQUA TOTS BABY & ME AGES 6 MONTHS-3 A fun class that introduces toddlers to the water. Parent must accompany child in water. Child must wear a swim diaper. LIL’ TOTS LEVEL 1 AGES 3-5 Child is introduced to basic skills, safety & fun in the water. Limit 4 participants/class. Parents do not accompany child in water. LIL’ TOTS - LEVEL 2 AGES 3-5 Designed to continue to challenge and increase skills. Take Lil Tots Level 2 after completing Level 1. (If child has previously taken Lil Tots, register for Level 2.) Limit 4 participants/class. Parents do not accompany child in water. SPECIALTY DIVING CHILDREN AGES 6+ Whether you are attempting your first dives from the side of pool or board or have the fundamentals down, you can get specific instruction to your skill level. Develop elementary body control while exploring basic take-offs, diving positions & entries. Move from the fundamentals to more technical aspects of using the springboard to gain takeoff height. Prerequisite: Pass swim level 2. TEENS AGES 11 - 18 Designed for beginners. Build your confidence in the water. Focus is on individual needs. 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. ADAPTIVE/AQUA BUDDIES Child & adult with physical or developmental disabilities or Autism. Ratio one student/instructor. Missed lessons will not be made up. ADULT & SENIOR AGES 16 & OLDER Want to join your kids in learning to swim? Come learn in a relaxed environment where the instructor curtails the lesson to your skill level. ADULT WOMEN ONLY Learn in a fun, relaxed atmosphere with female instructor. Each lesson is catered to your specific skill level. NEW REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 5 DAYS BEFORE CLASS START DATE register online: cityofbrooklyncenter.org Aquatics 17 EVALUATION CLASS DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Jan 7 6 pm Free 304117-01 W Jan 8 6 pm Free 304117-02 Th Jan 9 6 pm Free 304117-03 Required for all new participants. BABY AND ME DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Jan 14-Mar 3 12:40-1:20 pm $65 304107-01 T Jan 14-Mar 3 5:10-5:50 pm $65 304107-02 T Jan 14-Mar 3 5:55-6:35 pm $65 304107-03 W Jan 15-Mar 4 5:10-5:50 pm $65 304107-04 W Jan 15-Mar 4 5:55-6:35 pm $65 304107-05 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 5:10-5:50 pm $65 304107-06 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 5:55-6:35 pm $65 304107-07 Sa Jan 18-Mar 7 9-9:40 am $65 304107-08 Sa Jan 18-Mar 7 9:45-10:25 am $65 304107-09 LIL’ TOTS - LEVEL 1 DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Jan 14-Mar 3 12:40-1:20 pm $65 304108-01 T Jan 14-Mar 3 5:10-5:50 pm $65 304108-02 W Jan 15-Mar 4 5:10-5:50 pm $65 304108-03 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 5:10-5:50 pm $65 304108-04 S Jan 18-Mar 7 9-9:40 am $65 304108-05 LIL’ TOTS - LEVEL 2 DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Jan 14-Mar 3 12:40-1:20 pm $65 304109-01 T Jan 14-Mar 3 5:10-5:50 pm $65 304109-02 W Jan 15-Mar 4 5:10-5:50 pm $65 304109-03 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 5:10-5:50 pm $65 304109-04 S Jan 18-Mar 7 9-9:40 am $65 304109-05 Winter Swim Lessons Begin JANUARY 14 LEVEL 1 DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Jan 14-Mar 3 1:25-2:05 pm $65 304101-01 T Jan 14-Mar 3 5:10-5:50 pm $65 304101-02 T Jan 14-Mar 3 5:55-6:35 pm $65 304101-03 W Jan 15-Mar 4 5:10-5:50 pm $65 304101-04 W Jan 15-Mar 4 5:55-6:35 pm $65 304101-05 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 5:10-5:50 pm $65 304101-06 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 5:55-6:35 pm $65 304101-07 S Jan 18-Mar 7 9-9:40 am $65 304101-08 S Jan 18-Mar 7 9:45-10:25 am $65 304101-09 LEVEL 2 DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Jan 14-Mar 3 1:25-2:05 pm $65 304102-01 T Jan 14-Mar 3 5:10-5:50 pm $65 304102-02 T Jan 14-Mar 3 5:55-6:35 pm $65 304102-03 W Jan 15-Mar 4 5:10-5:50 pm $65 304102-04 W Jan 15-Mar 4 5:55-6:35 pm $65 304102-05 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 5:10-5:50 pm $65 304102-06 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 5:55-6:35 pm $65 304102-07 S Jan 18-Mar 7 9-9:40 am $65 304102-08 S Jan 18-Mar 7 9:45-10:25 am $65 304102-09 Looking for a new idea for your group? Join the fun at the Community Center! Featuring a 50 meter pool, 150´ water slide and diving boards. Lifeguards on duty. For info or to schedule a rental call 763-569-3317. POOL & WATER SLIDE GROUP RENTAL 18 City of Brooklyn Center WINTER / SPRING Guide 2019 Aquatics LEVEL 3 DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Jan 14-Mar 3 1:25-2:05 pm $65 304103-01 T Jan 14-Mar 3 5:10-5:50 pm $65 304103-02 T Jan 14-Mar 3 5:55-6:35 pm $65 304103-03 T Jan 14-Mar 3 6:40-7:20 pm $65 304103-04 W Jan 15-Mar 4 5:10-5:50 pm $65 304103-05 W Jan 15-Mar 4 5:55-6:35 pm $65 304103-06 W Jan 15-Mar 4 6:40-7:20 pm $65 304103-07 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 5:10-5:50 pm $65 304103-08 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 5:55-6:35 pm $65 304103-09 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 6:40-7:20 pm $65 304103-10 S Jan 18-Mar 7 9-9:40 am $65 304103-11 S Jan 18-Mar 7 9:45-10:25 am $65 304103-12 S Jan 18-Mar 7 10:30-11:10 am $65 304103-13 LEVEL 4 DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Jan 14-Mar 3 2:10-2:50 pm $65 304104-01 T Jan 14-Mar 3 5:55-6:35 pm $65 304104-02 T Jan 14-Mar 3 6:40-7:20 pm $65 304104-03 T Jan 14-Mar 3 7:25-8:05 pm $65 304104-04 W Jan 15-Mar 4 5:55-6:35 pm $65 304104-05 W Jan 15-Mar 4 6:40-7:20 pm $65 304104-06 W Jan 15-Mar 4 7:25-8:05 pm $65 304104-07 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 5:55-6:35 pm $65 304104-08 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 6:40-7:20 pm $65 304104-09 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 7:25-8:05 pm $65 304104-10 S Jan 18-Mar 7 9:45-10:25 am $65 304104-11 S Jan 18-Mar 7 10:30-11:10 am $65 304104-12 S Jan 18-Mar 7 11:15-11:55 am $65 304104-13 LEVEL 5 DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Jan 14-Mar 3 2:10-2:50 pm $65 304105-01 T Jan 14-Mar 3 6:40-7:20 pm $65 304105-02 T Jan 14-Mar 3 7:25-8:05 pm $65 304105-03 W Jan 15-Mar 4 6:40-7:20 pm $65 304105-04 W Jan 15-Mar 4 7:25-8:05 pm $65 304105-05 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 6:40-7:20 pm $65 304105-06 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 7:25-8:05 pm $65 304105-07 S Jan 18-Mar 7 10:30-11:10 am $65 304105-08 S Jan 18-Mar 7 11:15-11:55 am $65 304105-09 LEVEL 6 DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Jan 14-Mar 3 2:10-2:50 pm $65 304106-01 T Jan 14-Mar 3 6:40-7:20 pm $65 304106-02 T Jan 14-Mar 3 7:25-8:05 pm $65 304106-03 W Jan 15-Mar 4 6:40-7:20 pm $65 304106-04 W Jan 15-Mar 4 7:25-8:05 pm $65 304106-05 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 6:40-7:20 pm $65 304106-06 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 7:25-8:05 pm $65 304106-07 S Jan 18-Mar 7 10:30-11:10 am $65 304106-08 S Jan 18-Mar 7 11:15-11:55 am $65 304106-09 TEEN LESSONS DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Jan 14-Mar 3 7:25-8:05 pm $65 304112-01 W Jan 15-Mar 4 7:25-8:05 pm $65 304112-02 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 7:25-8:05 pm $65 304112-03 S Jan 18-Mar 7 11:15-11:55 am $65 304112-04 ADULT LESSONS DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Jan 14-Mar 3 7:25-8:05 pm $65 304113-01 W Jan 15-Mar 4 7:25-8:05 pm $65 304113-02 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 7:25-8:05 pm $65 304113-03 S Jan 18-Mar 7 11:15-11:55 am $65 304113-04 Winter Swim Lessons Begin JANUARY 14 REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 5 DAYS BEFORE CLASS START DATE register online: cityofbrooklyncenter.org Aquatics 19 REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 5 DAYS BEFORE CLASS START DATE WOMEN ONLY LESSONS DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Jan 14-Mar 3 6:40-7:20 pm $65 304114-01 W Jan 15-Mar 4 6:40-7:20 pm $65 304114-02 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 6:40-7:20 pm $65 304114-03 S Jan 18-Mar 7 10:30-11:10 am $65 304114-04 DIVING DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Jan 14-Mar 3 7:25-8:05 pm $65 304115-01 W Jan 15-Mar 4 7:25-8:05 pm $65 304115-02 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 7:25-8:05 pm $65 304115-03 S Jan 18-Mar 7 11:15-11:55 am $65 304115-04 PRIVATE LESSONS DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Jan 14-Mar 3 11:30-12 pm $135 304110-01 T Jan 14-Mar 3 12:05-12:35 pm $135 304110-02 T Jan 14-Mar 3 5:55-6:25 pm $135 304110-03 T Jan 14-Mar 3 6:40-7:10 pm $135 304110-04 T Jan 14-Mar 3 7:25-7:55 pm $135 304110-05 W Jan 15-Mar 4 5:55-6:25 pm $135 304110-06 W Jan 15-Mar 4 6:40-7:10 pm $135 304110-07 W Jan 15-Mar 4 7:25-7:55 pm $135 304110-08 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 5:55-6:25 pm $135 304110-09 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 6:40-7:10 pm $135 304110-10 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 7:25-7:55 pm $135 304110-11 S Jan 18-Mar 7 9:45-10:15 am $135 304110-12 S Jan 18-Mar 7 10:30-11 am $135 304110-13 S Jan 18-Mar 7 11:15-11:45 am $135 304110-14 ADAPTIVE/AQUA BUDDIES DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Jan 14-Mar 3 5:55-6:25 pm $65 304111-01 T Jan 14-Mar 3 6:40-7:10 pm $65 304111-02 T Jan 14-Mar 3 7:25-7:55 pm $65 304111-03 W Jan 15-Mar 4 5:55-6:25 pm $65 304111-04 W Jan 15-Mar 4 6:40-7:10 pm $65 304111-05 W Jan 15-Mar 4 7:25-7:55 pm $65 304111-06 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 5:55-6:25 pm $65 304111-07 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 6:40-7:10 pm $65 304111-08 Th Jan 16-Mar 5 7:25-7:55 pm $65 304111-09 S Jan 18-Mar 7 9:45-10:15 am $65 304111-10 S Jan 18-Mar 7 10:30-11 am $65 304111-11 S Jan 18-Mar 7 11:15-11:45 am $65 304111-12 EVALUATION CLASS DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Mar 17 6 pm Free 404117-01 W Mar 18 6 pm Free 404117-02 Th Mar 19 6 pm Free 404117-03 Required for all new participants. BABY AND ME DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Mar 24-May 12 12:40-1:20 pm $65 404107-01 T Mar 24-May 12 5:10-5:50 pm $65 404107-02 T Mar 24-May 12 5:55-6:35 pm $65 404107-03 W Mar 25-May 13 5:10-5:50 pm $65 404107-04 W Mar 25-May 13 5:55-6:35 pm $65 404107-05 Th Mar 26-May 14 5:10-5:50 pm $65 404107-06 Th Mar 26-May 14 5:55-6:35 pm $65 404107-07 S Mar 28-May 16 9-9:40 am $65 404107-08 S Mar 28-May 16 9:45-10:25 am $65 404107-09 LIL’ TOTS - LEVEL 1 DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Mar 24-May 12 12:40-1:20 pm $65 404108-01 T Mar 24-May 12 5:10-5:50 pm $65 404108-02 W Mar 25-May 13 5:10-5:50 pm $65 404108-03 Th Mar 26-May 14 5:10-5:50 pm $65 404108-04 S Mar 28-May 16 9-9:40 am $65 404108-05 Spring Swim Lessons Begin MARCH 24 20 City of Brooklyn Center WINTER / SPRING Guide 2019 Aquatics LIL’ TOTS - LEVEL 2 DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Mar 24-May 12 12:40-1:20 pm $65 404109-01 T Mar 24-May 12 5:10-5:50 pm $65 404109-02 W Mar 25-May 13 5:10-5:50 pm $65 404109-03 Th Mar 26-May 14 5:10-5:50 pm $65 404109-04 S Mar 28-May 16 9-9:40 am $65 404109-05 LEVEL 1 DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Mar 24-May 12 1:25-2:05 pm $65 404101-01 T Mar 24-May 12 5:10-5:50 pm $65 404101-02 T Mar 24-May 12 5:55-6:35 pm $65 404101-03 W Mar 25-May 13 5:10-5:50 pm $65 404101-04 W Mar 25-May 13 5:55-6:35 pm $65 404101-05 Th Mar 26-May 14 5:10-5:50 pm $65 404101-06 Th Mar 26-May 14 5:55-6:35 pm $65 404101-07 S Mar 28-May 16 9-9:40 am $65 404101-08 S Mar 28-May 16 9:45-10:25 am $65 404101-09 LEVEL 2 DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Mar 24-May 12 1:25-2:05 pm $65 404102-01 T Mar 24-May 12 5:10-5:50 pm $65 404102-02 T Mar 24-May 12 5:55-6:35 pm $65 404102-03 W Mar 25-May 13 5:10-5:50 pm $65 404102-04 W Mar 25-May 13 5:55-6:35 pm $65 404102-05 Th Mar 26-May 14 5:10-5:50 pm $65 404102-06 Th Mar 26-May 14 5:55-6:35 pm $65 404102-07 S Mar 28-May 16 9-9:40 am $65 404102-08 S Mar 28-May 16 9:45-10:25 am $65 404102-09 LEVEL 3 DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Mar 24-May 12 1:25-2:05 pm $65 404103-01 T Mar 24-May 12 5:10-5:50 pm $65 404103-02 T Mar 24-May 12 5:55-6:35 pm $65 404103-03 T Mar 24-May 12 6:40-7:20 pm $65 404103-04 W Mar 25-May 13 5:10-5:50 pm $65 404103-05 W Mar 25-May 13 5:55-6:35 pm $65 404103-06 W Mar 25-May 13 6:40-7:20 pm $65 404103-07 Th Mar 26-May 14 5:10-5:50 pm $65 404103-08 Th Mar 26-May 14 5:55-6:35 pm $65 404103-09 Th Mar 26-May 14 6:40-7:20 pm $65 404103-10 S Mar 28-May 16 9-9:40 am $65 404103-11 S Mar 28-May 16 9:45-10:25 am $65 404103-12 S Mar 28-May 16 10:30-11:10 am $65 404103-13 LEVEL 4 DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Mar 24-May 12 2:10-2:50 pm $65 404104-01 T Mar 24-May 12 5:55-6:35 pm $65 404104-02 T Mar 24-May 12 6:40-7:20 pm $65 404104-03 T Mar 24-May 12 7:25-8:05 pm $65 404104-04 W Mar 25-May 13 5:55-6:35 pm $65 404104-05 W Mar 25-May 13 6:40-7:20 pm $65 404104-06 W Mar 25-May 13 7:25-8:05 pm $65 404104-07 Th Mar 26-May 14 5:55-6:35 pm $65 404104-08 Th Mar 26-May 14 6:40-7:20 pm $65 404104-09 Th Mar 26-May 14 7:25-8:05 pm $65 404104-10 S Mar 28-May 16 9:45-10:25 am $65 404104-11 S Mar 28-May 16 10:30-11:10 am $65 404104-12 S Mar 28-May 16 11:15-11:55 am $65 404104-13 REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 5 DAYS BEFORE CLASS START DATE register online: cityofbrooklyncenter.org Aquatics 21 LEVEL 5 DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Mar 24-May 12 2:10-2:50 pm $65 404105-01 T Mar 24-May 12 6:40-7:20 pm $65 404105-02 T Mar 24-May 12 7:25-8:05 pm $65 404105-03 W Mar 25-May 13 6:40-7:20 pm $65 404105-04 W Mar 25-May 13 7:25-8:05 pm $65 404105-05 Th Mar 26-May 14 6:40-7:20 pm $65 404105-06 Th Mar 26-May 14 7:25-8:05 pm $65 404105-07 S Mar 28-May 16 10:30-11:10 am $65 404105-08 S Mar 28-May 16 11:15-11:55 am $65 404105-09 LEVEL 6 DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Mar 24-May 12 2:10-2:50 pm $65 404106-01 T Mar 24-May 12 6:40-7:20 pm $65 404106-02 T Mar 24-May 12 7:25-8:05 pm $65 404106-03 W Mar 25-May 13 6:40-7:20 pm $65 404106-04 W Mar 25-May 13 7:25-8:05 pm $65 404106-05 Th Mar 26-May 14 6:40-7:20 pm $65 404106-06 Th Mar 26-May 14 7:25-8:05 pm $65 404106-07 S Mar 28-May 16 10:30-11:10 am $65 404106-08 S Mar 28-May 16 11:15-11:55 am $65 404106-09 TEEN LESSONS DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Mar 24-May 12 7:25-8:05 pm $65 404112-01 W Mar 25-May 13 7:25-8:05 pm $65 404112-02 Th Mar 26-May 14 7:25-8:05 pm $65 404112-03 S Mar 28-May 16 11:15-11:55 am $65 404112-04 ADULT LESSONS DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Mar 24-May 12 7:25-8:05 pm $65 404113-01 W Mar 25-May 13 7:25-8:05 pm $65 404113-02 Th Mar 26-May 14 7:25-8:05 pm $65 404113-03 S Mar 28-May 16 11:15-11:55 am $65 404113-04 WOMEN ONLY LESSONS DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Mar 24-May 12 6:40-7:20 pm $65 404114-01 W Mar 25-May 13 6:40-7:20 pm $65 404114-02 Th Mar 26-May 14 6:40-7:20 pm $65 404114-03 S Mar 28-May 16 10:30-11:10 am $65 404114-04 DIVING DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Mar 24-May 12 7:25-8:05 pm $65 404115-01 W Mar 25-May 13 7:25-8:05 pm $65 404115-02 Th Mar 26-May 14 7:25-8:05 pm $65 404115-03 S Mar 28-May 16 11:15-11:55 am $65 404115-04 PRIVATE LESSONS DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Mar 24-May 12 11:30-12 pm $65 404110-01 T Mar 24-May 12 12:05-12:35 pm $65 404110-02 T Mar 24-May 12 5:55-6:25 pm $65 404110-03 T Mar 24-May 12 6:40-7:10 pm $65 404110-04 T Mar 24-May 12 7:25-7:55 pm $65 404110-05 W Mar 25-May 13 5:55-6:25 pm $135 404110-06 W Mar 25-May 13 6:40-7:10 pm $135 404110-07 W Mar 25-May 13 7:25-7:55 pm $135 404110-08 Th Mar 26-May 14 5:55-6:25 pm $135 404110-09 Th Mar 26-May 14 6:40-7:10 pm $135 404110-10 Th Mar 26-May 14 7:25-7:55 pm $135 404110-11 S Mar 28-May 16 9:45-10:15 am $135 404110-12 S Mar 28-May 16 10:30-11 am $135 404110-13 S Mar 28-May 16 11:15-11:45 am $135 404110-14 Spring Swim Lessons Begin MARCH 24 22 City of Brooklyn Center WINTER / SPRING Guide 2019 Aquatics ADAPTIVE/AQUA BUDDIES DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Mar 24-May 12 5:55-6:25 pm $65 404111-01 T Mar 24-May 12 6:40-7:10 pm $65 404111-02 T Mar 24-May 12 7:25-7:55 pm $65 404111-03 W Mar 25-May 13 5:55-6:25 pm $65 404111-04 W Mar 25-May 13 6:40-7:10 pm $65 404111-05 W Mar 25-May 13 7:25-7:55 pm $65 404111-06 Th Mar 26-May 14 5:55-6:25 pm $65 404111-07 Th Mar 26-May 14 6:40-7:10 pm $65 404111-08 Th Mar 26-May 14 7:25-7:55 pm $65 404111-09 S Mar 28-May 16 9:45-10:15 am $65 404111-10 S Mar 28-May 16 10:30-11 am $65 404111-11 S Mar 28-May 16 11:15-11:45 am $65 404111-12 REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 5 DAYS BEFORE CLASS START DATE CERTIFICATION CLASSES American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification: Wanting to be certified as a lifeguard? The Brooklyn Center Community Center offers American Red Cross Lifeguarding classes. Learn how to effectively prevent and respond to water emergencies. With the lifeguard certification, you will learn how quick response time and effective preparation are vital to being lifeguards while also understanding the crucial elements in helping to prevent drowning and injuries. Training and certification is provided free to potential Brooklyn Center Community Center employees. Ages: 15+ Junior Lifeguard Training: Want to start your training towards being a lifeguard and not old enough yet for the Lifeguard Certification class? Sign up for a Junior Lifeguard class. Geared towards ages 11-14, participates will learn the foundations of knowledge, attitudes and skills of future lifeguards. Water Safety Aide: Want to help teach kids how to be safe in and around the water? Sign up to become a Water Safety Aide and help our instructors teach kids how to teach. The class will teach the basics of the strokes and many tips and techniques of teaching the Learn to Swim levels. Training and certification is provided free to potential Brooklyn Center Community Center employees. Must show LEVEL 5 swimming ability. Ages: 12+ T.G.I.F. FAMILY NIGHT FUN FLOATS Every Friday! 5-8 p.m. Thank goodness it’s Friday! For unsinkable fun, bring your favorite fun float to the pool - inner tubes, air mattresses, beach balls, floating animals, and noodles. Daily admission prices apply! 24 City of Brooklyn Center WINTER / SPRING Guide 2019 Special Interest GROUP SALES EVENTS Reserved group tickets available for children & adults! A limited number of tickets are available; however, 15 tickets need to be sold to ensure the group rate. 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: ROAD TRIP ADVENTURES Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and his pals for a high-octane ride! Exciting twists and turns await as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy— and you—embark on a ride to your favorite Disney destinations. Travel with Moana to Motunui, set off on a safari to the Pride Lands with Simba and be swept away by Aladdin’s princely parade. Play at a larger-than-life carnival with Woody. This fun-filled getaway is jam-packed with unexpected hijinks and up-close character interactions. Seats, upper level end. Register by February 28. DAY DATE TIME LOCATION FEE S Mar 14 3pm Target Center $31 HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS AT TARGET CENTER The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action- packed 2020 World Tour! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Seats, lower level corner end. Register by March 12. DAY DATE TIME LOCATION FEE S Mar 28 2pm Target Center $22 JUNE 19-21, 2020 Centennial Park DUDLEY / BUDWEISER CLASSIC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT Sponsored by Xtreme June 25-272020 Join us for our City Celebratio n! 38TH ANNUAL MEN’S MAJOR NIT Save The Date! 25register online: cityofbrooklyncenter.org Adult Activities POTTERY — BEGINNING Start with learning to ‘throw’ on a wheel and hand build, creating small pots and bowls and basic glazing techniques and learn new skills each week. Fee includes instruction time and open studio time throughout the session Dress for mess! Deadline to register is two days prior to class start date. DAY DATES TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Jan 7-Mar 10 6-8:30 pm $250 307102-01 T Mar 17-May 26 6-8:30 pm $250 407102-01 POTTERY — OPEN STUDIO Open studio is designed for individuals that have completed the beginners class and want to work independently. The studio is open during community center hours with little exception throughout the year. # WEEKS DATES FEE ACTIVITY # 11 Jan 2-Mar 15 $225 307101-01 11 Mar 16-May 31 $225 407101-01 Fees include: 25 lbs. of clay, studio tools, glaze, firing of pieces and tax. Additional clay - $42.45, includes 25 lbs., glazes, firing and tax. Ages 18+, open to both residents and non-residents. BOB ROSS OIL PAINTING CLASS PBS star Bob Ross certified instructors will show you how to create a masterpiece for your wall. Classroom supplies are provided. Dress for mess! A sample of the picture you will learn to paint will be on display in the community center and posted on Facebook @ brooklyncenterrec. Registration deadline one week prior to class date. Class limit is 8. DAY DATES TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Mar 24 12:30-3:30 pm $60 307201-01 T May 5 5:30-8:30 pm $60 407201-01 AAA ROAD WISE DRIVER COURSE AAA Certified Instructors will lead a class created specifically for drivers 55 and older and qualifies for Defensive Driver Discounts on Minnesota auto policies. Topics include: changes and concerns of older drivers, causes of crashes and how to avoid them, extending your safe driving career and more! REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Fee – 4 hour class: AAA Members $18 & Non- members $21 Fee - 8 hour class: AAA Members $22 & Non- Members $25 REGISTER AT: AAA.com/SeniorDriving or call 952-927-2602. Class locations: Brooklyn Center Community Center: 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy The Crossings: 6201 N Lilac Drive, south entry. FOUR HOUR REFRESHER CLASS Jan 3 9 am-1 pm Crossings Feb 14 Noon-4 pm BCCC Mar 10 9 am-1 pm BCCC Apr 1 9 am-1 pm Crossings May 7 5-9 pm BCCC EIGHT HOUR CLASS Jan 23 & 24 9 am-1 pm BCCC Apr 15 & 16 Noon-4 pm BCCC FREE MEDICARE & HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING Find answers to your questions about Medicare and health insurance, a free service sponsored by Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging (MAAA). Topics covered include: supplemental health insurance, Medicare Part D, low-income options and medical assistance, medical billing, Medicare coverage and more. Volunteer counselors are trained by MAAA. Individuals, caregivers or family members are welcome to schedule an appointment. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-333- 2433. Ask for a Health Insurance Counseling appointment at the Brooklyn Center Community Center. City of Brooklyn Center WINTER / SPRING Guide 2019 Active Older Adults EDUCATION DO I STAY OR DO I GO? Do I Stay or Do I Go? The good news is there are many support products and services to make staying in your home more comfortable. Moving to senior living may be an option you are considering. How do you know what is best for you? This workshop will provide you with lots of information to help you understand what is available and tools to simplify finding the answer that will meet your needs. Register by January 27. DAY DATES TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Jan 28 1:30-3pm $2 403202-01 EATING TO REDUCE PAIN AND INFLAMMATION Simple nutrition changes can help manage pain. Learn how balancing your blood sugar helps with inflammation, why eating real food and replacing processed carbohydrates can decrease pain and inflammation and more. Since 1993, Nutritional Weight and Wellness educators have understood the biochemical connection between what you eat and how you feel. Register by March 23. DAY DATES TIME FEE ACTIVITY # T Mar 31 1-2:30pm $18 403202-01 STEPPING ON Stepping On is a workshop series where you will learn exercises and strategies to help prevent you from falling. Falling is not a normal part of aging and preventing falls can help keep seniors in their homes and independent. The program has been researched and proven to reduce falls in older people. Led by trained facilitators in addition to local guest experts. Topics include: simple balance and strength training, the role vision plays in keeping your balance, how medications can contribute to falls, ways to keep from falling when out in your community, what to look for in safe footwear, How to eliminate falls hazards from your home. Stepping On is designed specifically for anyone who is 65 or older, has had a fall in the past year or is fearful of falling, lives at home and does not have dementia. Class includes seven two hour sessions. DAY DATES TIME FEE ACTIVITY # M Apr 6-May 18 1-3 pm $28*202204-01 *Free for SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit members. 26 CENTERBROOK GOLF, 5500 NORTH LILAC DR Celebrate Valentine’s Day with friends and loved ones at Centerbrook Golf. Menu: penne pomodoro, Caesar salad, wood oven bread with pesto, dessert, water and a choice of beer or wine. Register by February 3. Tuesday February 11 $15 11:30 am-1:30 pm 303101-01 SOCIAL GROUPS All groups meet at the Brooklyn Center Community Center 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway. Participants are welcome at any time. MEN’S CARDS Drop in on Mondays or Thursdays, Noon-3:30 pm. Come play Buck Euchre, similar to 500. If you do not play Buck Euchre, instruction is available. Hosted by volunteers. BROOKLYN CENTER FRIENDSHIP QUILTERS January 15 – May 20: 10 am-2 pm 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 a lunch and your quilting project. For details, call Lynna 612-588-6298. BROOKLYN CENTER WOMEN’S CLUB January 14-May 12: 1pm Club promotes social, cultural and civic activities for women. Annual dues $15. Monthly meetings are informative with entertaining programs. Held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm at the BC Community Center. Non-members are always welcome. For information call 763-561-3794. EVENTS register online: cityofbrooklyncenter.org 27 Active Older Adults 28 City of Brooklyn Center WINTER / SPRING Guide 2019 Active Older Adults HABITUAL HEALTH – DEVELOPING HEALTHY HABITS JANUARY 15 We are what we repeatedly do. We know that making healthy choices can help us feel better and live longer. Learn how to change health goals into health habits and sustain the changes you wish to make long term! This presentation will be delivered by one of Robin Wellness Center’s highly educated and respected wellness doctors. HATS OFF TO MAGIC – ANNETTE FRAGALE FEBRUARY 19 Watch Annette Present her comedy magic show! Annette has been presenting her shows for over 25 years. Her sense of humor and magic illusions are sure to delight and amaze you. She stars in the award winning TV show Magic Book Nook and hosts Yoga on the Go. Annette’s motto is: “If you don’t have wrinkles, you haven’t laughed enough.” Come and start the wrinkles! HIT OR ERROR? OFFICIAL SCOREKEEPING FOR MN TWINS & TIMBERWOLVES MARCH 18 Stew Thornley is one of the official scorers for Major League Baseball, along with Gregg Wong and Kyle Traynor, doing the scoring on Minnesota Twins home games. Stew also is an official scorer for Minnesota Timberwolves games. He will show plays and let the audience vote if they think it was a hit or error. What a fun topic leading up to the Twins baseball season! RARE PLACE, RARE WILDLIFE: NEW ZEALAND APRIL 15 Here is the sperm whale, the nesting royal albatross, the yellow-eyed penguin, the flightless kiwi bird who break dances when food-happy. There they live in accessible, protected areas for thousands of years pocketed among earthquakes, world- famous architecture and the “Lord of the Rings” countryside. Hear from Melanie Shipman on the rare beauty of this island nation without the long plane trip! 1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS – NAZI GAMES MAY 20 The 1936 Olympic Games held in Berlin are notorious for the tightly controlled image the Nazis presented to the world. But, these Games also became a blueprint for future Games that is followed to the present day. David Jones will share the history of the Olympics and the complicated legacy of the 1936 Games. DONUT MAKE YOU WONDER Third Wednesday of the month, 10-11:30 am Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive N Gather with friends and neighbors for this presentation series that includes coffee and - you guessed it – donuts! LOCAL AUTHOR TALK Enjoy an evening with a Minnesota author and light refreshments. Wednesday, April 22, 7-8:30 pm |Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Dr. N LAKE SUPERIOR FLAVORS Take a culinary journey around Lake Superior with author James Norton and photographer Becca Dilley, creators of the travel book Lake Superior Flavors. Norton and Dilley will share photos from their journeys to (and around) the lake, and tell stories of fruitcake-baking monks, intrepid herring fishermen, a bread bakery hidden in the northwoods of Michigan, Finnish diners, and much more. $3 payable at the door, RSVP the Friday prior at the Brooklyn Center Community Center or over the phone by calling 763-569-3400. Hosted by: Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, Robbinsdale and Robbinsdale Area Schools. $2 payable at the door, RSVP the Friday prior at the Brooklyn Center Community Center or over the phone by calling 763-569-3400. Hosted by the cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale and Senior Services of District 281. register online: cityofbrooklyncenter.org 29 Community Tripsters Motor coach buses depart & return to Brooklyn Center Community Center; an escort accompanies all trips. When registering for someone else, have correct spelling of their name, correct address, phone number & date of birth. 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. IVES AUDITORIUM: MUSIC OF THE CARPENTERS Enjoy lunch and explore the Masonic Museum before being seated in the elegant Gideon S. Ives Auditorium, a state-of-the- art concert hall opened in 2016. Aimée Lee and the Superstars present a stunning tribute to the music of greats Karen and Richard Carpenter. A 13 piece band faithfully recreates the distinctive Carpenters’ sound. Fans of 1970s soft rock will revel in the classic hits while reliving the uniquely beautiful and lasting music of the Carpenters. Menu: Buffet style lunch of entrée, sides, rolls, dessert and beverage. Register by December 20. W Jan 22 9:45 am-4:30 pm $72 701301-01 ST. PAUL GANGSTERS RIDING TOUR Venture through the streets of St. Paul during its roaring hoodlum heyday on an exploration of crooks, crime and corruption. See the sites where the infamous lived, socialized, committed crimes and were brought to justice. After the tour, lunch at O’Malley’s Irish Pub in Woodbury. Bring a little spending money for a stop at Sweet Chocolat in Arden Hills. Menu: Homemade Shepperd’s Pie and a non-alcohol beverage. Register by Jan 16. T Feb 18 9:30 am-3 pm $71 701302-01 VIKINGS MUSEUM Take a guided tour and experience the history of football in Minnesota through interactive exhibits, historical artifacts and a 360-degree video theater. Lunch is at Casper’s Cherokee Restaurant before a stop at Abdallah’s Chocolates featuring a history of the four-generation family owned business and the opportunity to sample chocolates and view the plant from an observation window. Bring spending money for the Minnesota Vikings Locker Room store and Abdallah’s Chocolates. Register by Feb 13. Menu: Chicken salad, baked potato, roll and beverage. TH Mar 19 9:15 am-4:30 pm $71 701403-01 CHOCOLATE TASTINGS Lunch and sample chocolates at the historic Afton House Inn and shop in the village of Afton. The second chocolate tasting will take place in the Phipps Inn, a luxurious 1884 Victorian mansion located in Hudson. The third, and final, chocolate tasting takes place at the outing Lodge at Pine Point, a European country home surrounded by 360 acres of wooded rolling farmland. This trip is active, including steps and walking for up to 30 minutes at a time. Register by March 13. Menu: Chicken crepe, rice pilaf, veggie, roll and beverage. T Apr 14 9:15 am-5 pm $70 701404-01 29 30 City of Brooklyn Center WINTER / SPRING Guide 2019 Centerbrook Golf Course 763-549-3750 | 5500 NORTH LILAC DRIVE 2020 GOLF LEAGUES REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 28, 2020 One person may register the foursome as long as all registration fees are paid at the time of registration and at least two members of the foursome golfed in the 2019 league. NEW LEAGUE MEMBERS WELCOME Registration begins March 30, 2020 at the Centerbrook Open House. WANT TO JOIN A GOLF LEAGUE? Centerbrook has openings in the 2020 golf leagues. Subs may register March 30, 2020. REGISTRATION Centerbrook Golf Course - Registration available in person at Centerbrook when course opens in the spring. Phone-In Registration - Call 763-549-3750 with American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa. League Day Dates Tee Times Begin Registration Fee Team Match Monday Evening April 26 – Sept 21 Open $35 55+Tuesday Morning April 27– Sept 22 7 am $35 Women Tuesday Evening April 27– Sept 22 5 pm $35 Women Wednesday Morning April 28 – Sept 23 8 am $35 Women Wednesday Evening April 28 – Sept 23 4 pm $35 55+Thursday Morning April 29 – Sept 24 7 am $35 Men Thursday Evening April 29 – Sept 24 3 pm $35 Twilight Twosome Friday Evening May 3 – Sept 27 5 pm $50 Youth – Ages 6 – 17 Wednesday Morning June 17 – Aug 19 10 am $15 LEAGUE GREEN FEES - PAYMENT OPTIONS Options Full League Pass ½ League Pass 10 Round Pass Daily COST $290 Adult $260 Senior $155 Adult $135 Senior $144 Adult $126 Senior $16 Adult $14 Senior ROUNDS 22 11 10 1 COST PER ROUND $13.18 Adult $11.81 Senior $14.09 Adult $12.27 Senior $14.40 Adult $12.60 Senior $16 Adult $14 Senior BANQUET FREE FREE $15 $15 SAVINGS (Over buying daily green fees) $77 Adult $63 Senior $57 Adult $53 Senior $32 Adult $14 Senior $0 LEAGUE CART PASS PER PERSON $160 $82 $9 OPEN HOUSE Saturday, March 28 & Sunday, March 29 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Centerbrook Clubhouse • Sign up for leagues • See our new merchandise • Discount on merchandise • Spin the wheel for prizes • Refreshments FLING GOLF Fling Golf is a dynamic new sport that can be played alongside golfers on existing courses with no changes to the course. Instead of hitting the ball with a club, a player flings a golf ball with FlingStick®. For information, call 763-549-3750. register online: cityofbrooklyncenter.org 31 centerbrookgolf.com 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. Visit centerbrookgolf.com to book a tee time! • Call for Tee Time • Full Service • Groups Welcome • Company and Private Events & Outings • Electric Carts • Pull Carts • Club Rental • Snack Bar • Pro ShopOPEN HOUSE MARCH 28 AND 29 10 am-4 pm | Centerbrook Clubhouse REGISTRATION OPENS March 28, 2019 Mother’s Day Golf Special Saturday, May 9 - Sunday, May 10 Mom’s round of golf is free when joined by 2 or 3! Memorial Day Family Golf Special Monday, May 25 With paid green fee, receive complimentary hot dog and beverage (pop or water). MARCH Saturday Special $10 Green Fee before 10 am Monday Special $10 Green Fee before Noon Weekend Family Golf Special Cost for round of golf is $19 for 1st adult and junior $5 for each additional golfer. Each group must have at least one adult and one junior (ages 6-17). 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 or smakowske@centerbrookgolf.com to personally plan your event. 2020 SEASON PASS Adult (18-59) Unlimited Golf $445 Senior (60 & Over) Unlimited Golf $395 Junior (6-17) Unlimited Golf $150 Household – 2 adults & 2 juniors $895 2020 PASS CARDS Adult (18-59) 10 Rounds for the price of 9 $144 Senior (60 & Over) 10 Rounds for the price of 9 $126 Junior (6-17) 10 Rounds for the price of 9 $ 99 Electric Golf Cart 10 Rounds for the price of 9 $162 2020 DAILY FEES/ROUND Adult (18-59) $16 Senior (ages 60 & over) $14 Junior (ages 6 -17) $11 Electric Golf Cart $18 Push Cart $ 3 Rental Clubs (Juniors no charge)$ 6 MAY Centerbrook Golf is a proud member of Youth on Course. Youth on Course members can play golf for $5 or less. Youth ages 6-18 can join by visiting: youthoncourse.org FACILITY RENTAL INFORMATION Constitution Hall Available for business and club meetings or private functions including family reunions, graduations, and anniversary parties. Room seating can accommodate up to 190 for banquet style and 250 for theater style. Philip Q. Cohen Community Room Located on the upper level, this unique room is available for small group functions. Room seating can accommodate 70 for theatre style, 30 for classroom style and 50 for banquet style. No -Alcohol, tobacco products, or e-cigarettes allowed. Reservations can be made up to 90 days in advance and at least two weeks prior to event date. For information on policies, fees & availability, Contact Ai Vang Mon.-Fri., 8:30 am-4:30 pm at 763-569-3470. BROOKLYN CENTER PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY COMMISSION The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Community Center. This Commission advises the City Council on the parks and recreation program in Brooklyn Center. Bud Sorenson, Chairperson, Travis Bonovsky, Jill Dalton, Gail Ebert, Judy Thorbus, Tom Shinnick, and Jerome Witalka. STAY UP TO DATE! The City Of Brooklyn Center is offering more ways to connect with us. Visit the homepage of our website at cityofbrooklyncenter.org/notifyme to get the latest news on our newest social media outlets offered citywide. Stay connected and be one of the first to receive special announcements and alerts, just by registering and or signing- up. facebook.com/brooklyncenterrec 32 City of Brooklyn Center WINTER / SPRING Guide 2019 SAVE THE DATE Street Banner Exhibit and Celebration Monday December 16 Brookdale Library 5:30pm - 8:00pm Program begins: 6:00pm Refreshments will be served. IN THIS ISSUE Street Snow Removal 2 Media and Democracy 2 Sister City Event 3 Shop Local 3 Commission Openings 4 Commission Thank You 5 Census and AMWAG Gala 5 Avoid Porch Pirates 6 Auto Theft Update 6 Traveling Safely 7 Safe Swap Parking Spots 7 Citywide Garage Sale 8 Annual SWPPP Meeting 9 Safe Winter Driving 10 Preventing Frozen Pipes 11 Employment Opportunities 12 NEWSCi t y City of Brooklyn Center Celebrating the news, events & cultures that connect us DECEMBER 2019, Edition 213 2020 Presidential Nomination Primary Election In 2016, the legislature authorized a nomination primary to be conducted for the president of the United States. The Presidential Nomination Primary Election (PNP) is March 3, 2020, or otherwise known as Super Tuesday. Unlike any other election, the outcome of the PNP does not directly determine the names of any candidates that will appear on the State General ballot. The purpose of the PNP Election is for voters to indicate their preference for their party's candidate, or a candidate in general. Voters will be required to indicate the name of the political party they wish to vote for, and that choice will be marked in the roster. The voter will only be provided the ballot that corresponds to that party. Absentee Voting for the PNP Election begins January 17, 2020. You can request an absentee application online at sos.state. mn.us/elections-voting or by emailing elections@ci.brooklyn- center.mn.us or call 763-569- 3300. Other changes for 2020 Elections include two polling place relocations: Precinct 1 – Brooklyn Center Community Center Constitutional Hall (previously Earle Brown Elementary) Precinct 2 – Brooklyn Center Community Center Constitutional Hall (previously Brooklyn Center High School) 2 December 2019, Edition 213 NEWS Ci t y Ci t y City News Let it Snow – But Help Us Keep the Streets Clear and Safe The City of Brooklyn Center typically receives high marks for snow clearing activities. Cooperation of residents and businesses is key to the timely and safe clearing of streets and sidewalks. Street snow removal operations typically begin when there is more than 2.5 inches of snowfall or if other conditions warrant plowing. Sidewalk snow removal begins with one-inch or more of snowfall. Crews begin plowing as soon as the storm subsides. The City streets are divided into ten districts with plows assigned to each district. The arterial streets will be cleared first followed by the residential streets. The snow plow must make several passes up and down the street to remove the snow: two to clear the center and two or more to widen the street from gutter to gutter. Because plowing routes are long, it may be one hour or more between the clearing pass and the final widening pass. Please keep all cars out of the street until the plow has finished plowing both sides of the roadway. Please remember that the City Council recently adopted a snow emergency parking ordinance that prohibits parking on the street when there is more than 2.5 inches of snow. Vehicles cannot be parked in the street until the streets are plowed curb-to-curb. Violators of this restriction could be cited and towed. We apologize in advance for plugged driveways, which are unavoidable side effects of well-plowed streets and sidewalks. To reduce the frustration of shoveling out the end of your driveway twice, we suggest you wait until the street is plowed to its full width. Please do not place the snow from the end of your driveway back into the street. Please help keep fire hydrants clear of snow. In the event of a fire, valuable time may be lost if the Fire Department has to locate or remove snow from a hydrant. Please remind your children not to build snow forts or play in the snow piles made by the plows. The plow operators often cannot see children in the snow banks and they could be buried in the snow or seriously hurt. The City will repair or replace properly installed mailboxes that are damaged by direct contact with snow removal equipment. The City will not assume responsibility for damage simply caused from snow pressure or improper installation or maintenance. Also, in the spring City crews will repair any snow plow damage to your lawn that occurred by City plows over the winter. The boulevard area, generally 10-15 feet from the edge of the street, is reserved for snow storage and utilities. The City will not repair or replace items damaged in the boulevard during snowplowing operations. To report an unsafe icy road condition, please call the Public Works Maintenance Facility at 763-585-7100 Monday-Friday from 7:00am to 3:30pm. For after-hour emergencies, please call 911. Media and Democracy in Liberia On Friday October 4, the City of Brooklyn Center hosted a journalist panel discussion entitled, “Media and Democracy in Liberia” in partnership with the Africa Institute for International Reporting (AIIR). AIIR is a nonprofit and nonpartisan media organization that supports journalists, press freedom and media education in local US communities, and across Africa. This particular event was part of a three-day conference for the Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas. In 2018, Brooklyn Center welcomed more than 30 Liberian journalists visiting from various parts of the U.S., Africa, Europe, and China. This year we hosted more than 50. 3 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org Shop Local Brooklyn Center has a variety of restaurants, shopping and meeting facilities. View the Brooklyn Center Shop, Eat, & Meet map for highlights of places to check out in the City (www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org/documentcenter/view/3223). Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park Sister Cities Commissions Host Meet and Greet On October 23, the cities of Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park once again had another opportunity to celebrate their sister cities partnership with Liberia’s Voinjama and Kakata at the Brooklyn Center Community Center. This well attended reception of city administration, elected officials, public safety and residents was commemorated in honor of the Hon. Joseph Nyumah Boakai, Sr., the 29th Vice President of the Republic of Liberia for his contributions in establishing this sister city relationship. Being home to the largest concentration of Liberian immigrants in the U.S, Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park are taking advantage of the sister city framework to improve their relationship with Liberia. Emphasizing the long standing farming history of the two Brooklyns, Rev. Alexander Collins, one of the event speakers, said his church building mission in Liberia gave him the opportunity to connect citizens and city officials, in the U.S. and back home in Liberia. They were able to experience and explore each other’s cultures, and further stimulate an environment for both communities to learn and share each other’s unique experiences for the advancement of cultural integration. Since collaborating, city officials from the two Brooklyns have visited their sister cities. 4 December 2019, Edition 213 NEWS Ci t y Ci t y Get Involved City Commission Opportunities Financial Commission The Financial Commission is seeking members of the community to serve on the commission. The commission assists the City Council in evaluating and developing fiscal policies, fiscal procedures, Mayor and Council Member total compensation, budgetary and capital matters, and such other issues as may be assigned to the Commission by the City Council or referred to it by the City Manager. Commissioners serve a three- year term. To qualify for membership, you must be a Brooklyn Center resident while serving on the Commission and have an interest in the financial operations of the City. The Financial Commission meets at City Hall as needed as well as in joint session with the City Council during the budget planning process. Housing Commission The Housing Commission is seeking members of the community to serve on the Commission. The activity of this commission is to advise the City Council and other Brooklyn Center advisory commissions regarding matters relevant to housing. The general purpose of the Commission is to afford citizen input in the development of a housing program to supplement the activities of the City Council. Commissioners serve a three-year term. To qualify for membership, you must be a Brooklyn Center resident while serving on the Commission and represent a broad range of interest in the housing function. The Housing Commission meets at City Hall on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm Park & Recreation Commission The Parks & Recreation Commission is seeking members of the community to serve on the Commission. The activity of this commission is to act in an advisory capacity to the City Council on issues related to the conservation of environmental resources in the City of Brooklyn Center and the park system and recreation programs. They advise the City Council of citizen attitudes and policy matters relevant to the conservation, park, and recreation functions in Brooklyn Center. Commissioners serve a three-year term. To qualify you must be a Brooklyn Center resident while serving on the Commission and represent a broad range of interest in the housing function. The Housing Commission meets at City Hall on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm Planning Commission The Planning Commission is seeking members of the community to serve on the commission. The commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council on issues related to planning, zoning, sign, and subdivision matters. To qualify for membership, you must be a Brooklyn Center resident while serving on the Commission, shall have been a resident for at least one year before the appointment, and represent a broad range of interest in the planning function. The Planning Commission meets on Thursday following the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00pm in the City Hall Council Chambers. Applications for Financial, Housing, Park & Recreation, and Planning Commission are available at the Brooklyn Center City Hall, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, or visit the City’s web site at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org, or contact City Clerk Barb Suciu at 763-569-3306 or bsuciu@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us. The Mayor and City Council will make the final appointment of commissioners. Charter Commission The Charter Commission is seeking members of the community to serve on the commission. The commission reviews the existing charter, considers proposed changes and makes recommendations to the City Council, and safeguards the concept of Home-Rule under the existing charter and Home Rule provisions in the State Statutes. The commission meets quarterly; commissioners serve a four-year term and may serve unlimited successive terms. The applicant must be a qualified voter in Brooklyn Center. Interested individuals can call City Clerk Barb Suciu at 763-569-3306 for information or visit the City’s web site at www.cityofbrooklyncenter. org. The Chief Judge of Fourth Judicial District Court will make the final appointments. 5 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org Commission Thank You The City of Brooklyn Center is very fortunate to have many dedicated residents willing to serve on commissions. These commissioners provide an opportunity for residents to assist the City Council in reviewing many important issues facing the City of Brooklyn Center. There are five City advisory commissions, two multi-city commissions, as well as the court-appointed Charter Commission. The City Council thanks the commissioners for their dedicated service to the City of Brooklyn Center. CHARTER COMMISSION Mark Goodell, Chair Donald Bumgarner Gail Ebert Kathryn Ellgren Sandra Gilmore Charlene Johnson Stanley Leino Robert Marvin Lars McCritty Molly Merrimack Judy Thorbus Susan Warner Tim Willson FINANCIAL COMMISSION Teneshia Kragness, Chair David Dwapu Tia Hedenland Taofeek Ishola Abate Terefe Dean Van Der Werf HOUSING COMMISSION Mark Goodell, Chair Kathie Amdahl Tamika Baskin David Johnson Paul Oman Joan Schonning Michael Stokes PARK AND RECREATION COMMISSION Bud Sorenson, Chair Travis Bonovsky Jill Dalton Gail Ebert Thomas Shinnick Judy Thorbus PLANNING COMMISSION Randall Christensen, Chair Alexander Koenig John MacMillan Stephen Schonning Rochelle Sweeney Susan Tade NORTHWEST SUBURBS CABLE COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Darryl Sannes SHINGLE CREEK AND WEST MISSISSIPPI WATERSHED MANAGEMENT COMMISSION David Vlasin David Mulla SISTER CITY COMMISSION Issa Mansaray Fatu Magassouba Jacob Saffert Sheku Samba Tashawna Williams Census 2020 at the Annual African Minnesota Women Awareness Group Gala Staff was invited to speak and share information regarding the 2020 Census at the Annual AMWAG (African Minnesota Women Awareness Group) Gala on Saturday, October 26. AMWAG is a non- profit organization dedicated to contesting domestic violence and providing services to victims of domestic violence. The guest speaker was Honorable Dr. Roselyn Akombe, former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of Kenya and Senior Advisor to the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, United Nations Headquarters (seen in top left picture with staff). City Offices Closed WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25 CITY HALL CLOSED: CHRISTMAS DAY WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2020 CITY HALL CLOSED: NEW YEARS DAY MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2020 CITY HALL CLOSED: MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2020 CITY HALL CLOSED: PRESIDENTS' DAY Cop on Top Event a Success The Police Department’s Cop on Top event, which was hosted at Cub Foods on Saturday, October 12, was a success even though it was unseasonably cold. The event raised over $1,800 for Special Olympics. Thanks go out to the Lions who cooked hot dogs and brats, as well as Cub management for their support. Four Ways to Avoid Porch Pirates This Holiday Season • Have your shipments sent to a private mailbox. Especially if you frequently receive packages throughout the year, having a private mailbox gives you a secure place to have your mail and packages delivered. • Package receiving on an as-needed basis. Some AIM Mail Center locations offer this service, so give the store near you a call for more information. • Have your packages delivered to your office. This is a good way to beat porch pirates if your employer allows the delivery of personal packages. • Add a signature-required option to your package. This requires the driver to have a person sign for the package before delivery is complete, so your package will be left with either the recipient or another authorized person. Reference: www.aimmailcenters.com/4-ways- to-avoid-porch-pirates-this-holiday-season Auto Theft Update 10/22/2019 Open Ignition: 27-122. UNATTENDED MOTOR VEHICLE. No person driving or being in charge of a motor vehicle shall permit it to stand unattended without first stopping the engine, locking the ignition, removing the key therefrom, and removing the key from the motor vehicle. • This includes leaving the engine running with a push start / proximity key. • This does NOT include vehicles that have been started with an auto start remote. • An easy rule of thumb is that if the engine stops when the brake is pressed it is okay. • Crime of Opportunity: Most auto theft in Brooklyn Center and surrounding area is the result of suspects’ (often times juveniles) taking advantage of easy targets, including: • Open ignition • Unlocked doors • Valuables left unsecured (spare keys, credit cards/money, electronics, and tools) • Things to remember: • These crimes happen quickly, many victims watched suspects take their vehicle while it was left running. Don’t take the chance! • Gas stations, apartment complex parking lots, and residential neighborhoods are some of the most common locations for auto theft activity. • Be sure to call 911 if you see any suspicious behavior around motor vehicles. 6 December 2019, Edition 213 NEWS Ci t y Ci t y Safe Neighborhoods How to Vacation Safely BEFORE YOU LEAVE • Make sure all doors and windows are securely locked. • Stop your mail and newspaper (or ask a trusted neighbor to pick them up daily). • Arrange to have the driveway & sidewalk shoveled. • Put timers on your lights, television or radio to turn them on and off at appropriate times each day. • Notify a relative or trusted neighbor that you are leaving. Ask them to keep an eye on your home. PACK AGAINST CRIME • Use traveler’s checks or credit cards instead of cash whenever possible. • Carry your wallet in an inside front pocket or a concealed money pouch. • Don’t weigh yourself down with excess baggage, pack only what you need. • Use your business address on luggage tags. • Put an additional identification label inside your luggage in case the exterior tag is lost. AT THE AIRPORT • Watch your possessions carefully in crowded areas as they are prime hunting grounds for pickpockets. • Never ask a stranger to watch your luggage. • Be alert and organized. • Avoid displaying expensive items such as cameras, jewelry, or designer luggage that may draw attention to you. Your aim is to blend in with the crowd. AT THE HOTEL • Enter your hotel from the main entrance. • Never open your hotel room to a stranger. If a visitor claims to be a hotel employee, call the front desk and ask for verification. • Keep your room key concealed. Avoid displaying it in public places. • Use the hotel safe deposit box to store valuables. • Make sure the hotel has a policy of never giving out anyone’s room number. The Brooklyn Center Police Department has labeled two parking spots near the main entrance of the police department that are labeled ‘Safe Swap’. The Safe Swap parking spots are a designated area where residents may exchange items that they have purchased/sold online. This allows people to have a public loca�on to make legal transac�ons. Our Safe Swap parking spots are available 24 hours per day and located in the north parking lot of the Brooklyn Center Police Department at 6645 Humboldt Ave. N., Brooklyn Center, MN 55430, just past the main entrance. The online local marketplace referred to as OfferUp has included the BCPD as a safe Community MeetUp Spot. Please be vigilant about your personal and physical safety – and also take precauƟons to avoid nancial crimes, such as theŌ or idenƟty theŌ. Please keep in mind the following about Safe Swap parking spots: A police officer will not monitor each exchange and will not facilitate transac�ons, nor keep a log of transac�ons. If a member of the public requests an officer present during a Safe Swap exchange, the Brooklyn Center Police Department will try and accommodate based on availability of personnel. There is no guarantee that a Safe Swap loca�on will provide a greater level of safety compared to other public loca�ons. Safe Swap parking spots are an addi�onal op�on when people want to schedule a transac�on in a public place. Safe Swap parking spots may be used for other legal exchanges such as exchanging property between individuals or for child visita�on exchanges. While many people who conduct business online are honest and sincere in buying and selling their items, there are those who use it to facilitate their crimes. Buyers and sellers online are strangers and you need to take safety precauƟon, including: Tell a friend or family member where you are going and when you will return. If possible, have someone accompany you. Conduct exchanges during daylight hours, in a public place. Bring a cell phone and make sure it is turned on. Always trust your ins�ncts and take addi�onal safety precau�ons as necessary. Cancel plans for a transac�on if you iden�fy any red ags or have addi�onal concerns for your safety. Safe Swap Parking Spots for Internet Purchase/Custody Exchanges Brooklyn Center Police Department Office Hours: 8:00 AM—4:30 PM 6645 Humboldt Ave. N. • Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 Monday — Friday www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org (763) 569‐3333 Like us on Facebook! /brooklyncenterpolice v100819 7 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org SHARE YOUR COMMUNITY EVENTS ONLINE Need a place to share your public event with the community? The Community Bulletin Board is offered as a free public service. For more information regarding eligibility or to see the latest updates visit cityofbrooklyncenter. org/BulletinBoard. Parking Restriction Reminder In the case of a snow event of 2 ½ inches or more, parking restrictions take effect. There is no on-street parking until the roads are plowed curb to curb. Vehicles not removed are subject to issuance of a citation as well as towing. Even after streets are plowed, no parking is allowed on any City street between 2:00 and 6:00am or for more than six consecutive hours at any other time. For details, please visit: cityofbrooklyncenter.org. 8 December 2019, Edition 213 NEWS Ci t y Ci t y Upcoming Events Citywide Garage Sale – Coming Soon Summer 2020 Brooklyn Center will be scheduling our first Neighborhood Garage Sale, summer 2020. As a community member, we encourage you to help us plan this event by taking a few minutes to select the date that works best for you. WHY THE CITYWIDE NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE? • An opportunity to meet neighbors • To show community pride by helping to promote trade • Helps residents clear the clutter out of their homes and encourages reuse, putting unwanted items back into circulation. 1. Which date will you prefer in 2020 for a Neighborhood Garage Sale?  Saturday, June 20  Saturday, July 18  Saturday, July 25 2. Will you participate in the 2020 Neighborhood Garage Sale? (Please choose the best response)  Yes, I plan to go shopping  Yes, I plan to hold a garage sale  Yes, I plan to spend the weekend selling my reusable items and buying items from others  No, I won't participate in garage sale 3. In which neighborhood do you reside? ______________________________________________________  I don’t know 4. I am interested in assisting with planning for my neighborhood.  Yes  No 5. If yes to question #4, please provide name and contact information below: Name: ________________________________________________ Phone: _______________________________________________ Email: ________________________________________________ Please return completed response to City Hall, located at 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 9 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org Public Works A Low Salt Diet for Shingle Creek Most of us who live and work in Brooklyn Center are familiar with Shingle Creek. It is an 11-mile long creek that winds through our City and many others throughout the area. It collects drainage from 43 square-miles in nine cities throughout Hennepin County. Shingle Creek has been designated as an Impaired Water by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Environmental Protection Agency because of high levels of chloride contamination. Most of the contamination comes from winter de-icing salt. Winter de-icing salt is used throughout the winter months to control ice buildup on roads, parking lots, sidewalks and driveways. About 85 percent of the chloride in Shingle Creek is estimated to come from the salt used to keep roads clear. The remaining amount of chloride comes from the salt used to keep parking lots, walkways, driveways and private roads clear. This de-icing adds up to a lot of salt being used in the community, much of which ends up in our lakes, streams and wetlands. Municipalities are required to manage the amount of salt used for snow and ice removal activities. Many organizations are also researching and investing in new technology and materials that allow less salt to be used without compromising public safety. YOU CAN HELP REDUCE CHLORIDE POLLUTION BY: • Shovel or plow first - Less snow build-up means less ice. • Only use salt when necessary and where needed - Such as on steep slopes or high traffic areas. • Use alternative products - Such as calcium magnesium acetate (CMA). • Read labels - Know what you are applying and the effects of exposure. Some chemicals damage metal and concrete, kill lawns and harm pets. • Temperature matters - Salt is less effective in low temperatures. When the temperature falls below 15ºF consider using sand as an alternative to salt. Annual SWPPP Meeting Updated Please join City staff to learn about the City’s Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 6:00pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway. In accordance with the General Permit for the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System/State Disposal System Permit Program, City staff will present an overview of the City’s program and report on the status of implementing storm water best management practices. Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and provide public comment. The Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program documents are available for public review in the Engineering Division at City Hall between 8am and 4:30pm. 10 December 2019, Edition 213 NEWS Ci t y Ci t y Winter Watch Safe Winter Driving – Tips to Keep You Safe If you must drive in snowy and icy road conditions, be sure to allow extra time for travel. The following safe driving techniques will help you safely arrive at your destination: • Check local news for weather and traffic reports and watch electronic highway signs for up-to-date information. Watch for icy surfaces on bridges, even when the rest of the road seems to be in good condition. Bridge decks tend to ice up first. • Clear snow and ice from all windows, lights and even the hood and roof before driving. • Drive with your headlights on. • Drive slower than the posted speed limits, which are speeds intended for dry pavement. Maintain control of your vehicle and don’t use cruise control which automatically accelerates at times. • Look farther ahead in traffic. Leave plenty of room between you and the vehicle in front of you, including snow plows. Stay back at least 10 car lengths (200-feet) and don't pass on the right. • Don't pump anti-lock brakes if your car is equipped with anti-lock brakes. The right way is to "stomp and steer." • Use your blinkers and do not cut in front of large vehicles and trucks, which take longer to stop. • Don't get overconfident with four-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive helps you get going quicker but it won't help you stop any faster. • Concentrate on driving and your surroundings. Put your phone down. Many drivers are nervous about driving in winter weather conditions. Being patient with other drivers will promote safer driving habits, as well as improve your mental health while driving. Boulevard Trees Need a Trim - Crews Trimming This Winter Throughout this winter, City crews will be trimming boulevard trees in parts of the city. The purpose of this trimming is to remove tree branches that are obstructing city streets, sidewalks, street signs or street lights. City crews may also prune dead or dangerous limbs. The primary objective of City tree trimming is to trim the street side of the tree to allow movement of the tallest pieces of street maintenance equipment on the streets. Property owners are responsible for aesthetic trimming, which they may do at any time. City Ordinances Chapters 20 and 25 explain the City’s tree trimming policies and are available for viewing on the City website. If you have questions about the City’s boulevard tree maintenance program or procedures please contact: Public Works Department 763-585-7100 Monday through Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm 11 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org How to Prevent Frozen Services Pipes, Water Meter and Plumbing: WHAT IS A SERVICE LINE? The service line connects from the city water main to the building/house. Every house/building in Brooklyn Center has a water meter. The water meters are located in crawl spaces, behind walls, and in closets in basements. When meters are in confined spaces they are subject to freezing. Please locate your meter in ensure the space is heated and/or well ventilated. LOOK FOR COLD DRAFTS Check around your home for areas where water supply lines are in unheated areas and take measures to prevent the flow of cold air in these areas. Common locations include: basement, crawl space, attic, garage, under cabinets. Don’t forget both hot and cold water pipes in these areas should be insulated. A hot water supply line can freeze just like a cold water supply line. INSULATE PIPES Consider installing specific products made to insulate water pipes like a pipe sleeve or installing UL-listed heat tape, heat cable or similar materials on exposed pipes. FIND WATER SHUT-OFF VALVE Determine where your water shut-off valve is in your house and learn how to use it. Usually the shut-off valve is located near the water meter in your basement. PROTECT GARAGE PIPES If you have plumbing in your garage, keep your garage door closed when it is very cold. Pipes in unheated garages or basements should be insulated. SEAL HOME FOR WINTER Repair broken windows, check doors and insulate areas that allow cold exterior air to enter. BE PREPARED WHEN TRAVELING Keep your thermostat set at 60 degrees or higher and have someone check your house regularly. WINTERIZE OUTSIDE FAUCETS Make sure the water line to the outside faucets is turned off, hoses are disconnected and the line is drained. Why do Service Lines Freeze: WATER TEMPERATURE With the water already being cool as it enters our water distribution system, it takes very little exposure to colder temperatures for it to freeze. FROST DEPTH Frost depth is the depth to which the ground is frozen. Water services in Brooklyn Center are typically installed at a depth that is not reached by frost. However, during severely cold and long winters, frost depth can reach the depth of your service. In early spring it may seem warmer, but frost is still deep in the ground and remains until overnight temperatures above freezing. During an extended cold winter, the frost depth can exceed seven feet. If the ground surrounding the service lines becomes frozen, it will cool the already cold water in the pipes and they can freeze. When the water stops moving, the temperature can lower quite quickly and freeze the water. Therefore, it is important to keep the water running and moving through the frost zone. If your service line or plumbing are susceptible to frost, you may want to consider letting your cold water run continuously from one faucet throughout the day and night. The amount of running water should be a little more than a trickle (half the diameter of a pencil). While this may not seem like an efficient solution, the associated utility charges could be less than the cost to repair or thaw your water service line. If you choose this option, the City recommends running water until April. Even as the weather warms up, the frost table is pushed lower, so the risk of frozen service lines could continue for several weeks beyond winter. Current Job Openings The City of Brooklyn Center is seeking applications for various positions. • Water Safety Instructor (WSI)/Water Safety Instructor Aide • Neighborhood Engagement Liaison • Lifeguard • Firefighter (Part Time) • EBHC Set Crew/Custodian • Aquatic Group Fitness Instructor To apply for these positions or to view all of the current job openings at the City of Brooklyn Center, visit the following link: www.governmentjobs.com/ careers/brooklyncenter City CONTACTS Council Members Mayor Mike Elliott Voicemail: (763) 569-3449 mayorelliott@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us Councilmember Marquita Butler Voicemail: (763) 569-3446 councilmemberbutler@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us Councilmember April Graves Voicemail: (763) 569-3448 councilmembergraves@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us Councilmember Kris Lawrence-Anderson Voicemail: (763) 569-3444 councilmemberlawrence-anderson@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us Councilmember Dan Ryan Voicemail: (763) 569-3445 councilmemberryan@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us City Manager Curt Boganey (763) 569-3300 Printed on recycled paper City PHONE NUMBERS Administration ..............................................(763) 569-3300 Community Development ............................(763) 569-3330 Inspections, Code Enforcement, Ownership Services Public Works/Engineering ............................(763) 569-3340 Parks, Streets, Utilities ...............................(763) 585-7100 Finance .......................................................... 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Replays shown Tuesdays at 6:30pm and Wednesdays at 2:30am and 10:30am. You may also watch City Council meetings on-line, on demand at your convenience through a link on the City website. Call City Hall to verify meeting dates or visit the City’s website at cityofbrooklyncenter.org. 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center, MN 55430-2199 cityofbrooklyncenter.org e-mail: info@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us City Hall (763) 569-3300 Job Information Line (763) 569-3307