2012 Brownsburg Parks Summer Recreation Guide
BROWNSBURG PARKS Recreation Guide Learn to Swim Classes Summer Concert Series SUMMER 2012 NEW! Sports & Fitness Community Events www.brownsburgparks.com BROWNSBURG PARKS Recreation Guide SUMMER 2012 In This Issue Parks Properties Family Programs Learn to Swim Classes Nature Programs Trail System Super Hero Trail Dash Sports & Fitness Youth Programs Registration Information Summer Concert Series Movies on the Front Lawn Senior Activities Community Events Brownsburg Public Library Programs 1 2 2 3 4-5 5 6 7 8 9 9 10 11 12 - 13 Your play is just a click away! Brownsburg Parks and Recreation 61 North Green Street Brownsburg, IN 46112 www.brownsburgparks.com Administration Office Phone: 858-4172 Fax: 858-6003 Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Maintenance Office Phone: 852-1130 Fax: 852-0529 Hours: 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mission Statement Serve citizens by providing quality parks, recreation facilities and programs, thereby ensuring that the Town continues to be a livable place where all citizens can enjoy a wide range of leisure and recreation activities. PARKS & RECREATION BOARD Michael Klitzing, President Jim Mangus,Vice President Joseph Almon, Member Tom Garrison, Member Scott Lattimer, Member Email us with your questions! Get answers about your parks and facilities by emailing email@example.com. Save time... register online! www.brownsburgparks.com www.brownsburgparks.com Find out details about programs and events by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. PARKS properties Arbuckle Acres Park is the oldest park in Brownsburg. It boasts beautiful mature shade trees on its 68 acres. Amenities include a baseball complex, lighted basketball and tennis courts, 1.3 miles of trails, seven shelters, and a playground Arbuckle Acres Park shielded with a canopy of trees. 200 N. Green Street A large open area is home for several recreational activities, practices, and organized events. Unique photo spots in Arbuckle Acres include the walking bridge and Carmony Fountain. Williams Park’s 77 acres is home to Blast-Off Playground, a space ship-themed wooden play structure. Maple Ridge Trail is a .79-mile crushed stone nature trail in the wooded area that runs along White Lick Creek. Other amenities Williams Park include six shelters, a second 940 S. Locust Lane playground, basketball courts, open space, and a paved .78-mile oval track. Ornate detailing on the Gazebo Pavilion at the entrance to Williams Park makes it a top choice for wedding locations. Stephens Park is one of Brownsburg’s best-kept secrets. It is a four acre neighborhood park with one picnic shelter, swings, and a playground structure, making it seem more like a private park. This park is in close proximity to Williams Park. Located at the north entrance of Williams Park, this garden is dedicated to all men and women who have served in the military. The beautifully landscaped garden surrounds a memorial brick pathway that encircles a granite monument Veterans Memorial Garden remembering United States at Williams Park veterans. Signage highlights the major wars and memorial bricks identify veterans by name, branch of military they served, and their service dates. Memorial bricks can be purchased through the Parks Department Administrative Office. Stephens Park 610 Stephens Drive Eaton Hall is a banquet room/ meeting place in the Town Hall municipal complex. The 50’ x 40’ room accommodates up to 160 people. Amenities include 15 8-foot tables, 120 chairs, a podium, and a fully accessible kitchen. Rates are $40/hour Eaton Hall for residents living within the 61 N. Green Street corporate limits or $60/hour for those living outside of the corporate limits. A $250 deposit is due with the reservation fee. See page 8 for rental info. This 14-plus acre property on Hornaday Road next to the B & O Trail was acquired through a trade of properties with the Brownsburg Community School Corporation. The undeveloped open green space is currently Cardinal-Delaware Property used for informal recreation. S. Hornaday Road TAKING ‘REC ON THE ROAD! Brownsburg Parks is launching a new recreation outreach program this summer to bring its recreation and enrichment activities straight to you! Our rec trailer will be at events all over the community with our bounce house and mini-versions of our popular youth sports, nature, and family programs. Want to have the rec trailer at your event? Call us today at 858-4172 to reserve your date! www.brownsburgparks.com 1 FAMILY programs Mother Son Luau The islands of the Caribbean are coming to Williams Park! Come dressed in your festive beach attire and enjoy finger food, luau themed games, prizes and a Caribbean themed band. Hula your way over to the Mother Son Luau! Williams Park, Sign in at Shelter 5 Friday, Aug. 3, 7 – 9 p.m. Ages: 4 – 10 Resident Discount Rate: $20/couple, Regular Fee: $25/couple Min. 200/Max. 300 Registration Ends: Aug. 1 Code: 204110-01 Parents Night Out Swim-in Movie Come to the Brownsburg High School Aquatic Center for a unique and fun family night. Have the chance to swim and watch the movie Dolpin Tale on the big screen! Participants must register ahead of time to ensure access to the pool. There are locker rooms, however Brownsburg Parks is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Brownsburg High School Aquatic Center Friday, Aug. 17, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. All ages welcome Fee: $6/person Min. 50 Code: 201600-01 Parents, need a night to yourselves? Leave your kids with Brownsburg Parks for entertainment, crafts, and games while you enjoy a night oout! Children must be potty-trained. Eaton Hall, Town Hall Municipal Complex Friday, June 8, 6 – 9 p.m. Two Twisted Friday, July 20, 6 – 9 p.m. Indiana Jim Reptile Show Ages: 6 – 10 Resident Discount Rate: $10, Regular Fee: $13 Min. 40/Max. 50 Code: 204100-01 June 8 204100-02 July 20 Learn to Swim Ensure that your child has a fun and safe summer! This American Red Cross curriculum teaches fundamentals of swimming and the Whales Tales Safety Program. Brownsburg High School Aquatic Center Mon. – Thurs., 5 – 5:50 p.m. & 6 – 6:50 p.m. Ages: 4 -12 Fee: $45 per session Min. 20 /Max. 30 LTS Session Dates Time Registration Deadline RecTrac Code Session 1 June 11 - 21 5 - 5:50 p.m. June 8 201320-01 Session 1 June 11 - 21 6 - 6:50 p.m. June 8 201320-02 Session 2 June 25 - July 6 5 - 5:50 p.m. June 20 201320-03 Session 1: June 11 – June 21 Session 2: June 25 – July 6 No class July 4; make-up day Friday, July 6 Session 3: July 9 – July 19 Session 2 June 25 - July 6 6 - 6:50 p.m. June 20 201320-04 Session 3 July 9 - 19 5 - 5:50 p.m. July 5 201320-05 Session 3 July 9 - 19 6 - 6:50 p.m. July 5 201320-06 2 www.brownsburgparks.com NATURE programs Fairy House Building 101 Fairies have been spotted floating through Arbuckle Acres! They are looking for a place they can call their own home and they need your help. Brownsburg Parks will show you how to build their homes, all you need to do is wear your best fairy costume and bring your imagination! Participants will use materials from the woods, so please dress accordingly. Arbuckle Acres Park, Shelter 7 Wednesday, June 20, 6 – 8:30 p.m. Ages: 3 to 8 Resident Discount Rate: $10, Regular Fee: $13 Min. 20/Max. 30 Registration Ends: June 19 Code: 206180-01 Geocaching 101 Leaf Log Want to learn more about the GPS craze? Geocaching mixes computer technology with the thrill of hunting for treasure in nature. This program will teach you the basics of geocaching, some geo-lingo, how to use the device, and how to find a cache. Participants will even hide their own goecaches in Williams Park! It’s summer and the trees and flowers are in full bloom! Brownsburg Parks is offering Leaf Log, an intriguing workshop to help you discover what is in our parks. Learn about the different trees that grow around you, or the wild flowers you may never have known we had. Stop wondering and start discovering! Williams Park, Shelter 3 Tuesday, July 10, 6 – 8 p.m. Ages: 10 – 14 Resident Discount Rate: $15, Regular Fee: $19 Min. 10/Max. 15 Registration Ends: July 6 Code: 206203-01 Williams Park, Shelter 3 Wednesday, June 27, 6 – 8 p.m. Ages: 6 – 12 Resident Discount Rate: $5, Regular Fee: $7 Min. 15/Max. 25 Registration Ends: June 26 Code: 206204-01 Arrrr You Geocaching? Avast! Ol’ Captain Purple Beard’s treasure map has been uncovered in Williams Park. Use your GPS skills to find clues that will uncover the mystery to Captain Purple Beard’s buried treasure. Ahoy! The treasure awaits you. A limited number of geocaching units are available, and must be reserved at the time of registration. Smart phones can be used. Williams Park, Shelter 3 Monday, June 11, 6 – 8 p.m. Ages: 16 & Up (Teams of 2) Resident Discount Rate: $20/team, Regular Fee: $25/team Min. 15 teams/Max. 20 teams Registration Ends: July 6 Code: 206202-01 Your play is just a click away! Save time... register online! www.brownsburgparks.com www.brownsburgparks.com 3 TRAIL system Trails... more than a walk in the park! Chances are that if you have been in one Brownsburg’s Parks, you’ve walked on one of the trails. But do you know the many benefits that those trails have to this community? Trails promote environmental preservation, improve our quality of life, and assist economic development. In 2010, Brownsburg Parks did a community needs assessment survey. In one part of the survey, it asked community members what the most important parks and recreation facilities were to households. In the number one spot was walking and biking trails. Brownsburg Parks realizes the important benefits trails present to the users of the community. Below are some key benefits that you may or may not know about. Health & Social Benefits Most people know the benefits of exercise and how it maintains good health throughout life. Trails promote all kinds of exercise and activity. It can be as simple as one of the most popular exercises, walking and hiking, to jogging, biking, and rollerblading. Trails promote these activities even more through connectivity to schools, libraries, neighborhoods, and shopping centers. They can also provide a sense of pride as they take users to important parts of the community and can be visually appealing when winding their way through wilderness. Families are more apt to take a break from piling in the car to go to the park or to a friend’s house when trails are made accessible through communities. This creates “quality time” with kids and parents in a safe environment. Plus, most trails are of very low to no cost to users, providing affordable recreational opportunities! Environmental Benefits Trails can connect neighborhoods to natural environments which creates multiple benefits to their users. Because trails promote an alternative mode of transportation they can single handedly encourage cleaner air by cutting down on pollutants from automobiles. Trails can turn into outdoor classrooms for youth as they observe and learn about their natural surroundings. Some children may never realize what wildlife is right in their backyards! Trails can also play a part in conservation by assisting with the preservation of habitats, landscapes and plants and animals. 4 www.brownsburgparks.com TRAIL system The Future of Trails in Brownsburg Brownsburg Parks is listening to the community and plans to enhance the trail system in the near future. To accomplish that, we won $400,000 in grants to help us design and build two more miles of trails by the end of 2013. This funding helps the Town complete what would have been a multi-year project much quicker than originally scheduled without a significant blow to the budget or an increase in property taxes. When all the phases are complete, residents will be able to travel the trail system from both Ronald Regan Elementary School and the Brownsburg Public Library to the B&O Trail. Find out more about upcoming projects and Brownsburg Parks facilities on www.brownsburgparks.com. We hope to see you out on the trails! Calling all Super Heroes... with running shoes Super Hero Trail Dash Williams Park Saturday, Sept. 15 9 a.m. Brownsburg Parks is hosting the first annual Super Hero Trail Dash through the trails of Williams Park. Awards for 5K, Best Dressed and Teams Warning: those who enter may meet their Kryptonyte! Choice of two races will test the super hero strength of all different ages. The Sidekick Walk will take participants on a one mile hike through the woods. The 5K Super Hero Trails Dash will test your super hero strength with â€œchemicalâ€? spills, mud and rough obstacles! Whoever finishes this race will know what it takes to be a super hero! Fee: Sidekick Walk; $10, Kids 4 and under are free! 5k Super Hero Trails Dash: $25 5K Super Hero Trails Dash Discount: Sign up a team of 4 and receive one free entry, $75, plus enter the team competition www.brownsburgparks.com 5 SPORTS & fitness Drop-In Soccer New this summer, drop in with Brownsburg Parks for pick-up soccer games every Thursday evening from 6 to 9! The lines will be painted and the goals in place for your friends to challenge other members of the community to a friendly match each week. We will run four 25-minute games with teams of 6 to 9 players, for all ages 18 and up, male and female. All games will be self-officiated with field monitors available for questions. Registration is preferred. Cardinal Delaware Property, S. Hornaday Road Thursdays, June 7 – July 26, 6 – 9 p.m. Ages: 18 & Up Fee: $5 per player Code: 413200-01 Cornhole Tournament Cornhole is a great way to get out and socialize with friends. Brownsburg Parks is offering an opportunity to compete with Brownsburg’s best cornhole pros as well as novices. Arbuckle Acres, check in at Shelter 5 Saturday, August 25, 11 a.m. Ages: 18 & Older Fee: $20/two-person team Min. 10 teams Registration Ends: August 23 Code: 416431-02 Yoga Enjoy this exercise that includes stretching, breathing, strengthening, and total relaxation. This class will be taught by an experienced yoga instructor, and will help to focus our minds as we connect our bodies and our spirits. Participants should wear comfortable clothing. Classes are open to men and women, ages 18 and up. Eaton Hall, 61 North Green Street Saturdays, June 2 – August 25, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. Ages: 18 & Up Resident Discount Rate: $80, Regular Fee: $86 Min. 15/ Max. 20 Registration Ends: June 1 Code: 213110-01 Get Connected! Facebook.com/BrownsburgParks @BrownsburgParks on Twitter Hey, baseball fans! Travel with Brownsburg Parks to watch the Reds take on the Brewers in July and the Cubs host the Reds in September. Brownsburg Parks will provide Motor Coach transportation, refreshments for the trip, and a game ticket to each participant. July 13 Reds vs. Brewers Great American Ballpark, Game Time: 7:10 p.m. Departure from Eaton Hall, 61 North Green Street Check-n at 1:30, leave at 2 p.m. $70 per ticket. Registration Deadline: July 6 Code: 417461-01 September 20 Cubs vs. Reds Wrigley Field, Game Time: 1:20 p.m. Departure from Eaton Hall, 61 North Green Street Check-in at 8:30 a.m., leave at 9 a.m. $60 per ticket. Registration Deadline: September 17 Code: 417461-02 Get both trips for $110! Register for the Baseball Trip Package by July 6 and get 15% off total price with the same benefits! Code: 417461-03 Min. 45/ Max. 54 6 www.brownsburgparks.com YOUTH programs Beginning Golf Campers will learn the fundamentals of swinging, putting, and body positioning. The SNAG (Starting New at Golf) system is used for instruction. Tiny Hawk T-Ball This camp introduces the essentials of T-ball to preschoolers. Participants must be toilet trained to participate. Williams Park Monday - Friday, June 18 – 22, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Ages 3-4 Fee: $59 Min. 12/Max. 16 Registration Ends: June 17 Code: 212236-01 Soccer Children learn the necessary skills of soccer with specialized instruction and equipment. Williams Park Monday - Friday, July 9 – 13, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Ages 5-9 Fee: $79 Min. 12/Max. 16 Registration Ends: July 8 Code: 212239-01 Skyhawks Tennis with Quickstart Quickstart uses special equipment, shorter court dimensions, and modified scoring tailored to ages and sizes. Arbuckle Acres Park Tennis Courts Monday - Friday, July 23 – 27, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Ages 4-8 Fee: $89 Min. 12 Registration Ends: July 22 Code: 212233-02 Williams Park Monday - Friday, June 11-15, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Ages 5-9 Fee: $79 Min. 12/Max. 16 Registration Ends: June 9 Code: 212235-01 Pre-K Golf Campers will learn from the SNAG (Starting New at Golf) system on the essentials of golf. Williams Park Monday - Friday, June 11 - 15, 4:45 – 5:45 p.m. Ages 3-4 Fee: $59 Min. 12/Max. 16 Registration Ends: June 9 Code: 212235-02 Tiny-Hawk Basketball/Soccer Pre-schoolers are introduced to the skills of soccer. Williams Park Monday - Friday, July 9 – 13, 4:45 – 5:45 p.m. Ages 3-4 Fee: $59 Min. 12/Max. 16 Registration Ends: July 8 Code: 212236-02 Mini-Hawk Basketball/Soccer/Baseball This camp gives kids a positive first step into athletics with instruction on the basic of soccer, basketball, and baseball. Williams Park Monday - Friday, June 18 – 22, 9 a.m. – Noon Ages 5-8 Fee: $99 Min. 12/Max. 16 Registration Ends: June 17 Code: 212237-01 www.brownsburgparks.com 7 REGISTRATION info Your play is just a click away! Online Register online 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Follow the link on www.brownsburgparks.com to get started! Mail Walk In Mail your registration form and check to: Register in the Parks office located on the second floor of Town Hall Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brownsburg Parks and Recreation 61 N. Green St. Brownsburg, IN 46112 Pricing Policy Brownsburg residents enjoy a discounted rate for most programs. Those who live outside of the corporate town limits pay the regular fee. Forms of Payment Brownsburg Parks and Recreation accepts cash, check and Visa or Mastercards. Checks with insufficient funds are subject to the Town’s NSF fee. This fee is subject to change without notification. Refund Policy All refunds are subject to the Brownsburg Parks & Recreation Department (BPRD) policies and approval and any other local or state procedures necessary to process a refund. The BPRD reserves the right to cancel, combine, or divide classes; to change time, date, or location; to change instructor’s assignments; and to make any changes that may be necessary from time to time in its sole discretion. The BPRD will issue a full refund if it cancels a program prior to the start of the program, or a prorated refund if the department cancels a program after the start of the program. Applicable to all programs not listed in Special Programs. Scan this QR Code with your smart phone to browse all of Brownsburg Parks’ summer programs! 8 www.brownsburgparks.com Registrant requests for refund must be submitted prior to the start of the program. Download a refund request form and see more details on www.brownsburgparks.com. Eaton Hall Reservations Please call the Parks Department at 858-4172 for availability. Reservations must be made in person at Town Hall. The full cost of the rental and $250 deposit is due at the time you reserve Eaton Hall. You will be asked to sign a contract. See the Eaton Hall Rental brochure at www.brownsburg.org. ONLINE REGISTRATION USERS: If you have trouble logging in to your RecTrac online registration account, please call the Brownsburg Parks administration office for assistance at 858-4172 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. or email us at email@example.com. Brownsburg Meadows presents the 2012 Summer Concert Series Sundays 5 - 7 p.m. Town Hall Front Lawn June 10 Parrots of the Caribbean June 24 Duke Tumatoe July 15 Indy Jazz Orchestra July 22 Jennie DeVoe August 5 Cook & Belle All concerts are free! *Dates and times are subject to change. Check www.brownsburgparks.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates and videos from each band! Movies on the Front Lawn Each movie is free for the whole family, so load up the chairs, pack the blankets and head over to Town Hall for a movie under the stars! August 24 & September 7 Town Hall Front Lawn Movies will start at dusk. All ages welcome. Zookeeper Aug. 24 The Lorax Sept. 7 www.brownsburgparks.com 9 SENIOR activities Join us for an afternoon of fun and prizes sponsored by Roland Retirement. Bingo is played at the Brownsburg Fire Territory Headquarters located at 470 E. Northfield Drive. Please park and enter the building from the east side. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks. Brownsburg Fire Territory Headquarters Second Thursday of each month 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Free! Come enjoy the classic games of bridge and euchre all season with those who share in your enthusiasm for playing cards. Meet at the Brownsburg Public Library, 450 S. Jefferson Street. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks. Eaton Hall, 61 N. Green Street Bridge: Thursdays 1 - 4 p.m. Euchre: Fridays 1 - 4 p.m. Free! Celebrate Parks & Recreation month. Get out and play! SUN 1 Get some friends to play 3v3 basketball at Arbuckle Acres! 8 Is it windy out? Try your luck at flying a kite. MON 2 Have a water balloon fight with friends. TUE 3 Take your dog for a walk on the B & O Trail. WED JULY 4 4th of July Parade and fireworks to follow in Arbuckle Acres! 9 10 11 Go for a run Geocaching 101 Register on the 1-mile Williams Park for Arr you paved trail in Shelter 3 6-8p.m. Geocaching? Arbuckle Acres. Register online! Williams Park Shelter 5 6-8p.m. 15 16 17 18 Come watch Sit under your Start a pickleball Ride your a free concert favorite tree in tournament at bike from the on the Town Williams Park the tennis courts B&O Trail to Hall Lawn - 5-7 and read a in Arbuckle Arbuckle Acres p.m. - Indy good book. Acres. Park. Jazz 22 23 24 25 Come watch Go on the trails Go fishing! Can you locate a free concert and build a fairy the butterfly on the Town house. Learn garden at Hall Lawn - 5-7 how in our class Arbuckle p.m. - Jennie on 6/20. Acres? DeVoe 29 30 31 Try your luck Perfect day Enjoy some at Geocaching to play on the ice cream and hide a playground at with friends in cache on one Arbuckle Acres the gazebo at of trails. Williams Park. 10 www.brownsburgparks.com THUR FRI SAT 12 Try out our new tennis and pickleball courts at Arbuckle Acres. 13 Learn how to play a game of Ultimate Frisbee. 14 Participate in Race Across Hendricks County at Williams Park 19 Make a splash in White Lick Creek in Arbuckle Acres and look for fish. 20 Go on a nature hike on Maple Ridge Trail and identify 10 different trees. 21 Festival of the Arts starts at 8 a.m. in Arbuckle Acres. 26 Check out the Tai Chi classes at Williams Park starting at 11am. 27 Plan a picnic date in the park. 28 This time of the year is perfect for a family picnic in the park. 5 How many different birds can you spot in the park? 6 See how many lightning bugs you can catch. 7 Take the kids to Williams Park and enjoy Blast-Off Playground! COMMUNITY events Hendricks County Summer Fun Runs Get your summer off to a running start with Hendricks County Parks & Recreation’s 2012 Summer Fun Run Series! By popular demand, the series has been expanded into the fall, for a total of 15 weeks this year! Registration is not required. Simply come out to the park between 6pm and 7pm, proceed to the ‘start’ area and staff will be available with maps. As usual water will be provided. The Summer Fun Run comes to Brownsburg on: July 18th August 22nd Arbuckle Acres Williams Park Course maps are available online at www.hendrickscountyparks.org! Save the date for these upcoming Brownsburg community events! June 2 B&O Bicycle Tour. 10 mile, 25 mile, 45 mile, or 62 mile rides. Sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m. at Williams Park. See www.BOTrail.org or call Jeff Smallwood at 317-745-2471 for details. July 2 - 7 Lions Club 4th of July Extravaganza See www.brownsburglionsclub.org for updates on the carnival, parade, and fireworks! August 7 Brownsburg Police Department Night Out Against Crime 5 - 9 p.m. at Brownsburg Town Hall August 11 Brownsburg Rotary Car Show at Reagan Elementary School. Registration from 9 - 12, awards at 4. T-shirts to the first 50 cars entered. Dash plaques to the first 75. $15 dollars to enter a car. Free to the general public. Contact brownsburgrotary@yahoo. for more info. 11 www.brownsburgparks.com Our mission is to provide a friendly, open destination for our community that encourages imagination, discovery, and personal growth. We hope you'll join us and experience for yourself the services and programs we offer. Have you visited our new coffee shop yet? If not, stop by for some great coffee today! Technology Classes $15/3 hour class or $75 for Senior Savvy series (includes supplies) Introduction to Word Monday, May 14, 6-9 PM Introduction to Excel Wednesday, May 16, 6-9 PM Intermediate Word Monday, May 21, 6-9 PM Adults, you can also fit summer reading into your busy schedules by setting your own personal goals. Achieving two weekly goals along the way will earn raffle tickets to be entered to win grand prizes such as e-readers, an iPod Nano, and more! Adult Programs Between the Covers: Quilt Lovers Tuesday, June 26, 6:30 pm Join us for an evening of quilting fun! Members of the local Scrapbasket Quilters group will give a brief history of quilting, discuss the basics of the quilting process, and have some sample quilts for visitors to look at. Ages 18+. Traditional Old English Tea Party Sunday July 22, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Brownsburg resident and native Englander Tina Jesson will give her talk, “The Importance of Taking Tea - from Victorian England to the Present Day.” She covers how taking afternoon tea was first started, the difference between high tea and afternoon tea, and the opening of the first tea rooms in the early 1900’s. She also covers the history behind tea time favorites such as Crumpets, Victoria Sandwich Cake and the famous English Cream Tea, and brings it all up to date with the health benefits of green tea, black tea and herbal tea alternatives. Tea and various treats will be provided. Cost is $5 – please pay at the event. Registration is required, and closes at noon on Friday July 20. Follow us for the latest library news and information. Text your questions to keyword bburglibrary at 66746. www.brownsburgparks.com Intermediate Excel Wednesday, May 23, 6-9 PM Advanced Excel Wednesday, May 30, 6-9 PM Intro to Computers, Internet, Email and Digital Cameras Monday, June 11, 6-9 PM Introduction to Access Wednesday, June 13, 6-9 PM Intro to Publisher Monday, June 18, 6-9 PM Intermediate Access Wednesday, June 20, 6-9 PM Introduction to PowerPoint Monday, June 25, 6-9 PM Senior Savvy Fridays, 9:30 a.m. -- 10-week series May 11, 18, 25 June 8, 15, 22, 29 July 13, 20, 27 www.brownsburg.lib.in.us There’s a whole lot more going on that we can’t squeeze on the page! For all program information, please see our online calendar located under “Quick Links” and Library Programs. Children’s Programs A special note about summer: Children’s programs will not require pre-registration. Attendance tickets will be available 30 minutes before each program up to the number that we can safely fit into our program rooms. Everyone attending a program must present a ticket at the door. Many programs will have multiple sessions available throughout the week. Thank you for your understanding as we believe this will help us serve as many children as we can as fairly as possible. Sizzling Summer Movies are Back! 10 a.m. each Friday, June 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 6, 13, 20, 27 Summer Reading Join us for a special after-hours Summer Reading Kickoff Friday, June 1, from 6-8 p.m. There will be a chance to sign up for summer reading, listen to all-ages entertainer Ruditoonz, play games, enjoy the bounce house, visit our sponsors’ booths, and of course, get some ice cream for signing up! Our Scholastic Book Fair will be going on inside, and we’ll be having an evening hootenanny to start the summer right! This summer we’re going to be reading into the night and dreaming about where books can take us! Starting at our Kickoff on June 1, come in to the library to set a goal of how much you want to read this summer and pick up your tracking journal. If you reach your goal for the week, come in for some great prizes! For every two weeks you’ve reached your goal, you’ll get an entry for a grand prize drawing. It’s time for Animalia! (days of the week vary -- see calendar) June 7, 13, 19, 25, 11 a.m. July 12, 18, 25, 30, 1 p.m. Join us for some crazy animal fun as the crew from Animalia brings a new animal friend for you to meet and greet along each visit along with fun facts. Sponsored by NTC Kindermusik and the Brownsburg Lion’s Club. Library Shop News: Shadow Stories Saturday, June 9, 10:30 a.m. OR Thursday, July 26, 10:30 a.m. All the shadows, none of the spook! Join us for this special shadow casting storytime. We will have stories, songs, rhymes, and lots of fun! Ages 2 to 3 ½ with an adult caregiver. Please be advised that there will be parts of this program where the room will be darkened. “Things That Go Bump in the Night: Spooky Stories!” Do you love hearing stories that give you the shivers? Do you have some of your own that you like to tell? Come make s’mores and settle in around the “campfire” for a spooky good time! For children ages 6-10. Monday, June 18, 3:30 – 4:30; Tuesday June 19, 3:30 – 4:30; Wednesday June 20 5:30 – 6:30; or Thursday June 21 11 a.m. to noon Stuffed Animal Sleepover Friday, July 20, 5 p.m. Put on your PJs, bring a stuffed animal and join us for this sleepover storytime. We’ll have stories, songs, and crafts and after we’re done, your stuffed animals will get to stay and have a sleepover in the library! When you pick your stuffed animal up, you’ll get a glimpse of all the fun activities they did overnight! This program is for all ages with an adult caregiver. Secondhand Tuesday Secondhand Tuesday $1.00 a bag sale, Second Tuesday of each month in the Library Shop. May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug 14, Sept 11 The Doll House Raffle-Win the big beautiful wooden doll house currently on display in the center of the library. Books, doll house furnishings and doll family included in the prize package. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and are available for purchase at the Customer Service desk in the library. Drawing will be during the Summer Reading Kickoff on June 1. Teen Programs How is Taekwondo Like Writing? Comic Book Creations Thursday, July 12, 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 15, 4 to 5 p.m. Find out by visiting with Mike Mullin, award-winning author of What can you do with a stack of old comic books? Come to the the young adult novel, Ashfall. Mike will share with participants library and make a wallet, coasters, jewelry, and more! We’ll how to break things with a hammer-fist, how to write a novel, provide the comic books, supplies, instructions, and snacks and demonstrate some Taekwondo moves. All ages are and you bring your creativity! This program is for teens ages welcome and teens will be entered in a special raffle. 11-19. You can OWN THE NIGHT this summer with the summer reading program just for you!www.brownsburgparks.com Teens will again be tracking minutes online to win some great prizes, including the chance to come to the end of summer lock-in. Don’t miss it! BROWNSBURG PARKS 61 North Green Street Brownsburg, IN 46112 Calling all Super Heroes... with running shoes Get Connected! Super Hero Trail Dash Williams Park Saturday, Sept. 15 9 a.m. Details inside on page 5. www.brownsburgparks.com Brownsburg Parksâ€™ Facebook and Twitter pages are a great way to get the latest news and information. Like Brownsburg Parks and Recreation on Facebook.com and follow @BrownsburgParks on Twitter.