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Blaine Recreation Connection

Parks and Recreation Winter/Spring 2014

Contents General Information..................... 2-3 Special Events..........................4-5,24 Youth Programs/Activities........... 6-10 Outdoor Skating Rinks................... 11 Adults Programs/Activities..........12-16 Community Programs/Activities...... 17 Community Outings...................18-19 Senior Center............................20-21 Registration.................................. 22 Program Map................................ 23 Sounds of the City......................... 24

Contacts Park and Recreation Department

Our Mission The Parks and Recreation Department strives to provide community programs and services where unmet interests and needs exist, and to promote cooperation with schools, athletic and civic organizations, community agencies, and interested individuals in the areas of education, recreation and social and cultural pursuits.

registration Online

Visit Parks and Recreation online at www.blaineparks.com and find the online registration link. A username and password are needed to register; click on “Individual Account Setup.” Only credit card payments are accepted online. Online registration is available at no additional charge.

763-785-6164

Park and Recreation Hotline 763-717-2709

Fax 763-785-6191

Mail

Simply fill out the registration form provided in this brochure and send it along with payment.

FAX

Fill out the registration form provided in this brochure and fax it along with credit card information to 763-785-6191.

Mary Ann Young Senior Center 9150 Central Avenue NE 763-786-9375

Park Maintenance 763-785-6165

Email

Drop Box

Place registration form and payment in the after hours drop box on the south side of Blaine City Hall. Registrations placed in the drop box will be processed the following business day.

dheitkamp@ci.blaine.mn.us

Website & Online www.BlaineParks.com www.Twitter.com/BlaineParksMN

In Person

Residents may register in person at the Parks and Recreation office at Blaine City Hall, Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm

No phone registrations

www.FaceBook.com/BlaineParksMN

No phone registrations, please.

Blaine City Hall

Payments

Cash, check and credit card payments are accepted. Specific modes of registration may require a certain type of payment.

NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS!

Some programs and activities may require a minimum number of participants. You will only be notified if the class/activity is full or canceled. You will not receive a confirmation letter or call.

Refunds

Refunds are given if programs are canceled or if registration fails because the activity is full. Refunds cannot be guaranteed after deadlines or if the program has begun. Trip refunds are subject to specific policies on a per-trip basis, based on advanced purchases. Participants must contact the Parks and Recreation Department to request a refund. Refunds will not be given after a program is complete.

Day Care

Providers are welcomed to enroll children in activities. Parents must sign individual registration forms.

Age Groups

Activities are designed to meet developmental guidelines. The Parks and Recreation Department does not allow children to register for activities above or below their grade/age.

Participant Code of Conduct

10801 Town Square Drive Blaine, MN 55449-8101 763-784-6700

All participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times while participating, spectating, or attending any program or activity conducted or sponsored by the City of Blaine Parks and Recreation Department. The following guidelines are designed to provide safe and enjoyable activities for all participants: • • • • •

Show respect to all participants and program staff. Take direction from program staff/supervisors. Refrain from using abusive or foul language. Refrain from causing bodily harm to self, other participants or program staff/supervisors. Refrain from damaging equipment, supplies, or facilities.

Failure to follow these rules may result in a suspension of participation. The City of Blaine Parks and Recreation Department strives to make your participation fun-filled, rewarding, educational, and safe. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Park Shelter Permits

All programs listed in this brochure are open to people with disabilities. If you need assistance or inclusion services, please call 763-785-6164. Inclusion services must be set up at least three weeks prior to program start.

Large shelters are available to rent for family or group gatherings at Aquatore (2), Lakeside Commons and Town Square Parks. A facility use application must be completed and rental fess apply. Applications, fee schedule and guidelines are available online or at the office.

Weather Policy When inclement weather arises, parents or participants may go to blaineparks.com for the latest updates about programs and events being canceled, delayed, or rescheduled. Also during normal office hours (M-F 8 - 4:30 pm) parents or participants may call the Parks and Recreation Office at 763785-6164 or our 24-hour hotline at 763-717-2709.

Photo Policy Photographs of program or periodically taken. These photos newspapers and/or Parks and publications. If you do not want tell the photographer.

park participants are may appear in the local Recreation Department your photo used, please

Adopt-a-Park Want to improve parks and trails? Consider adopting a park as a family, neighborhood group or community service organization. As a partner with the City of Blaine, your group can help accomplish needed park and trail improvements. Fun and challenging activities may include monthly cleanup, planting flowers, creating new landscape features, or maintaining landscapes. Talk with others about taking on a project in your neighborhood. Contact 763-785-6164 for more information.

Park Repairs Please notify park maintenance at 763-785-6165 about damage, vandalism or equipment cleanliness issues.

HELP END PARK VANDALISM The Blaine Police Department and Park Patrol need your help to prevent vandalism and apprehend those who vandalize parks and recreation facilities. Vandals destroy what tax dollars have created. Costs associated with repairing vandalized property takes money away from recreational programs and facilities. Help stop vandalism. Always call 9-1-1 to report a crime in progress, including vandalism. To report a crime that occurred in a park but does not require immediate police response, call 763-427-1212. Calls are accepted 24 hours a day and you can remain anonymous.

Park Board Meetings Regular meetings of the Blaine Park Board are conducted on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at Blaine City Hall. All residents encouraged to attend. Persons wishing to present a discussion topic should contact Parks and Recreation in advance.

Blaine Arts Council The Blaine Arts Council is a volunteer organization open to all interested individuals. Its mission is to promote, advance, and celebrate the arts in the community for the appreciation and participation of residents. The council sponsors ongoing art exhibitions at Blaine City Hall and organizes special arts events throughout the year. Council meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm at Blaine City Hall. Interested individuals are invited to attend a meeting and participate in events. Call 763-717-2723 for more information.

general information

Accessibility

Area Youth Athletic Associations

Blaine/Spring Lake Park Athletic Association Football, lacrosse, and volleyball. 763-757-5447 or www.bslpaa.org

Blaine Area Little League

Baseball for boys and girls ages 4-15. www.ba-littleleague.org

Blaine Backcourt Club

In-house and traveling basketball program for boys and girls grades 2-8 serving the Blaine High School attendance area. www.blainebengalbasketball.com

Blaine Soccer Club

In-house and traveling soccer for boys and girls ages 3-19. 763-792-7369 or www.blainesoccer.org

Blaine Traveling Baseball Baseball for boys ages 10-15. www.sodervilleblaine.org

Blaine Youth Hockey Association

In-house and traveling program for boys and girls ages 5-15 serving the Blaine High School attendance area. www.byha.org

Centennial Soccer Club

In-house and traveling program for serving the Centennial High School attendance area for ages 5-19. www.centennialsoccer.org

Centennial Basketball Association

In-house and traveling program serving the Centennial High School attendance area for grades 2-8. www.centennialbasketball.com

Centennial Youth Hockey Association

In-house and traveling programs serving the Centennial High School attendance area for ages 5-15. www.centennialhockey.org

Spring Lake Park Traveling Basketball Club

Traveling basketball program serving the Spring Lake Park High School attendance area for grades 5-9. www.slptbc.org

Spring Lake Park Youth Hockey Association

In-house and traveling program serving the Spring Lake Park High School attendance area for ages 4-15. www.slpyha.org

Centennial Lakes Little League

Baseball program for youth ages 5-18 serving the Centennial High School attendance area. www.rayb.org/Centennial/CLL_Home.htm

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special events

winter holiday

celebration FREE to all families & ages

Join us for the 12th annual Winter Holiday Celebration at Blaine City Hall. There will be a variety of great activities for the whole family. Enjoy holiday entertainment, crafts, a coloring contest, live holiday music, refreshments and much more. All activities are free and run continuously throughout the evening. Santa will visit the event, but will not be available for individual visits or photographs. Volunteers needed. For more information or to volunteer, call 763-717-2723.

Monday, December 2 6:30 - 8 pm

snow day FREE all ages welcome

The Anoka County Parks & Recreation Department, in collaboration with Lino Lakes and Blaine Park & Recreation Departments are thrilled to be offering the 14th annual Snow Day Event. Participants of all ages will have a chance to partake in a variety of winter activities, including: snow shoeing, ice fishing, kick-sledding, cross-country skiing, winter crafts, temporary tattoos, and Live Animal Presentation. Refreshments provided. For more information, call Wargo Nature Center at 651429-8007. Event will happen regardless of the weather! Event held at Wargo Nature Center. No registration required, just show up!

Saturday, January 25 1 - 4 pm

Teen

Art Show ages 12 to 19

Do you paint or sculpt? If so, we need your talents. Art created by area teens is wanted for the 8th Annual Teen Art Show and Contest at City Hall. One submission per artist is allowed, and art must be framed and ready to be hung. Categories are: Painting, Drawing, Pastel, Photography, Sculpture and Best of Show. The Blaine Arts Council will judge submissions; ribbons and prizes will be awarded on Tuesday, March 18, at 6:15 pm at Blaine City Hall. Art will be on display at Blaine City Hall in March as part of Children’s Art Month. Call 763-717-2723 with questions. Sponsored in part by the Blaine Arts Council. Submissions may be dropped off at Blaine City Hall from Feb. 18 through Feb. 21, from 8 am to 4:30 pm Artists must fill out a submission form, found at www.blaineparks.com or at the Park & Rec office.

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Children’s

Art Workshop FREE to grades K - 5

The Blaine Arts Council is celebrating Children’s Art Month by inviting area youth to Blaine City Hall to create a masterpiece under the guidance of professional artists. Children will create an original work of art using provided supplies. Artwork will be displayed at City Hall in March for public viewing. There is no fee, but register by February 14 to reserve your space. Limited to 40 participants. Projects will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Parents must stay with their children.

Saturday, February 22 1 pm

ages 8 and under w/parent/adult

Spend a special night with your child at our valentine sweetheart party. Dance to deejay music, make a valentine craft, get a sweet temporary tattoo, play in the gym, enjoy some refreshments, and have your pictures taken in front of our sweetheart backdrop! (bring your own camera). Registration is required. Max. 100. Event held at Centennial Elementary School. Registration deadline is Jan. 28 or when spaces fill.

DATE: Friday, February 7 TIME: 6:30 - 8 pm FEE: $8/resident $9/non-resident

special events

Sweetheart party

super hero caRNIVAL ages 10 and under w/parent/adult Come join us for our Super Hero Carnival! Your child can dress up like their favorite Super Hero and fly around and try activities which include; carnival games, bingo, crafts, face painting, tattoos, coloring sheets, relay races - all with our Super Hero Theme! What kid won’t love this? We will also have a few Super Heroes walking around for pictures and a photo backdrop for some additional photos. Don’t forget your camera! Refreshments provided. Max. 100. Event held at Blue Heron Elementary School. Register by February 25 or when spaces fill.

DATE: Saturday, March 8 TIME: 10 - 11:30 am FEE: $8/resident $9/non-resident

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youth programs/activities

ages birth to kindergarten These engaging classes are filled with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and the grownups who love them. You’ll move, sing, play rhythm instruments and share 45 minutes of pure fun with your child each week. Families receive CDs and songbooks of the session’s song collection so the fun and learning can continue at home. Cost of materials is included in tuition. Music Together is an internationally acclaimed early childhood music and movement program for children from birth to Kindergarten and their accompanying adults. All classes are mixed-age, so siblings can participate together. Infants born after May 4, 2013 for winter session and after July 22, 2013, for spring session are free with a paying sibling. Visit a FREE demo class before each session to learn more about the program. *Tuesday evening classes are held in the Blaine Baseball Complex Building. Thursday morning classes are held in the Sunnyside Park Building. For more information or specific questions about the classes, call or email Director Clarice Auluck-Wilson at 651-439-4219 or Clarice@MusicTogetherClasses.com, or visit www. MusicTogetherClasses.com. Register online only at www.musictogetherclasses.com. Registrations will not be accepted at the Park and Rec office.

free demonstration classes

Mayer Arts’ belief about teaching is not only providing training for those who are serious about learning but also to just have fun. We teach proper technique, terminology, body awareness and an appreciation for the arts. Our goal is that students will not only find a love for the arts but also build healthy habits and selfesteem – helpful skills for the rest of their lives!

ages 4 to 8 Attention all Wizard of Oz fans! Let’s put on a musical! We will learn dialogue and songs from the Wizard of Oz and put them together in a show. We will also play fun creative games with scarves, animals and parachutes! Everyone will receive solo speaking lines! No experience necessary. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes that are easy to move in. Friends and family are invited to observe a special performance during the last 30 minutes of the last day. We’re off to see the wizard! Max. 20. Program held at Sunnyside Park Building. Register by Feb. 7.

DATE: Saturdays, February 15 & 22 TIME: 9 am – Noon FEE: $64/resident; $70/non-resident

Tuesday, Dec. 10 • 6:15 pm Thursday, Dec. 12 • 9:30 am Tuesday, March 18 • 6:15 pm Thursday, March 20 • 9:30 am

Winter CLASSES Tuesdays, Jan. 7 - March 11 5:15 or 6:15 pm Thursdays, Jan. 9 - March 13 9:30 or 10:30 am

SPRING CLASSES Tuesdays, March 25 -May 27 5:15 or 6:15 pm Thursdays, March 27 - May 29 9:30 or 10:30 am FEE:

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$170 first child/session $98 each additional child/session free - 8 months and under with registered sibling

ages 6 to 10 Get in the game! We will learn scenes, music and choreography from High School Musical, and put them together in a show. All levels are welcome. Everyone will receive solo speaking lines. All that’s needed are comfortable clothing and lightweight tennis shoes, ballet slippers, or jazz shoes. Friends and family are invited to observe a special performance during the last 30 minutes of the last day. Max. 20. Program held at Sunnyside Park Building. Register by Feb. 21.

DATE: Saturdays, March 1 & 8 TIME: 9 am – Noon FEE: $64/resident; $70/non-resident

Mommy & Me Dance Class

ages 0 to 3 & parent/adult Parents and tots enjoy an exercise/ activity class together Tots enjoy playful songs, fun props and tumbling. Dads are welcome, too! Our instructor will guide parent and child through exercise and play activities. Please wear comfortable attire and clean tennis shoes or ballet slippers. This class is perfect for children not ready to separate from mom or dad. Max 15.

Session 1: Wednesdays, Jan. 22 – Feb. 26 Session 2: Wednesdays, March 5 – April 9 TIME: 5:30 – 6 pm FEE: $50/session/resident $55/session/non-resident

Lil’ Hip Hopper ages 5 to 7

Students will learn the latest styles of dance through body isolations, funky-styled steps and contemporary moves to the latest approved pop and hip hop music. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. Max. 15.

Session 1: Wednesdays, Jan. 22 – Feb. 26 Session 2: Wednesdays, March 5 – April 9 TIME: 5:50 – 6:25 pm FEE: $50/session/resident; $55/session/non-resident

Spring Cookie Decorating ages 8 and under & parent/adult Are you looking for a place to decorate cookies and not have to clean up the mess? We have the perfect program for you! We will supply one dozen cookies and all of the toppings. Bring a container to take your cookies home. Dress for the mess! Max. 14. Event held at Blaine City Hall lunchroom. Registration deadline is March 21 or when spaces fill.

DATE: Saturday, March 29 Session 1: 9 - 9:45 am Session 2: 10:15 - 11 am FEE: $9/resident $10/non-resident

Intro to Dance ages 2½ to 5 A delightful introduction to the art of dance with ballet basics, creative movement, fun with props and tumbling – all in a professional dance setting. Please wear leotard (skirt attached is acceptable if not too long) or exercise/comfortable stretchy attire and ballet slippers. This class is perfect for the child who is comfortable separating from mom and dad. Max. 15.

Ages 2½ to 3 Session 1: Wednesdays, Jan. 22 – Feb. 26 Session 2: Wednesdays, March 5 – April 9 TIME: 6:05 – 6:40 pm Ages 4 to 5 Session 1: Wednesdays, Jan. 22 – Feb. 26 Session 2: Wednesdays, March 5 – April 9 TIME: 6:45 – 7:20 pm FEE: $50/session/resident $55/session/non-resident

Hip Hop

ages 8 and up Students will learn the latest styles of dance through body isolations, funky-styled steps and contemporary moves to the latest approved pop and hip hop music. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. Max. 15.

Session 1: Wednesdays, Jan. 22 – Feb. 26 Session 2: Wednesdays, March 5 – April 9 TIME: 6:30 – 7:10 pm FEE: $50/session/resident $55/session/non-resident

youth programs/activities

All dance courses on this page are held at QC Dance studio, 1051 109th Ave.

Workshop

ages 2 to 8 with parent/adult Participants will create a seasonal craft with adult help. Kids will take home two projects each week! This is a great class for your child to learn creativity and let their imagination run wild with ideas for all of the fun art projects we have planned for them! Come join the fun. Max. 10. Class held at Blaine City Hall lunchroom. Instructor: Robin Rice.

DATE: Thursdays, Jan. 23 – Feb. 20 TIME: 6 - 7 pm FEE: $23/resident; $25 non-resident

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youth programs/activities

Girls & Gadgets grades 1 to 5

Our Girls and Gadgets class is designed to get girls excited about technology, and help destroy the myth that computers, robotics and engineering are for boys. We will explore robotics and engineering in fun hands-on activities. In this all girls class, girls are empowered and encouraged to explore technology while applying math and science concepts to complete projects. During portions of the class, students will be working in small teams and individually. Projects may include a: smart robotic house, robotic animals, bopping puppets, musical play dough, a reaction game, and more. Max. 20. Class held at the National Sports Center admin building classroom. Register by Jan. 31.

DATE: Saturdays, Feb 8 & 15 TIME: 9 am – noon FEE: $72/resident; $79/non-resident

Star Wars Video Game Design grades 1 to 5

Don’t Just PLAY games. CREATE them! All new games and characters! Create and learn to modify our Star Wars-themed games using Scratch. Scratch is programming language, developed by MIT that makes it easy to create interactive art, stories, simulations and 2D arcade-styled games. Students working in pairs will be walked through step-bystep tutorials to create 2-4 working games and animations using popular Star Wars sprites. With time remaining, they will be challenged to modify or improve the games created in class. Bring a USB drive on the last day or games can be emailed to parents. Scratch is a free program available online for both Mac and PC. Max. 20. Class held at the National Sports Center admin building classroom. Register by Feb. 14.

DATE: Saturdays, Feb. 22 & March 1 TIME: 9 am – noon FEE: $72/resident; $79/non-resident

Minecrafting: Survival Basics grades 2 to 4 & 4 to 6

Minecraft is the a sandbox building game, that’s been dominating the world of video gaming for the past few years. In our course, explore, learn, problem solve, and create amazing and unique worlds together using Minecraft for the PC. This class is for Beginner and Intermediate Minecrafters. Students will be playing in a custom created world, on a special MinecraftEDU modded Server. We will be learning minecrafting basics, following a progressive story of survival on a desert island and then learn to work collaboratively to survive. Work towards a common goal of solving the mystery of the island and conquering the tyrant in charge. At the end of class Students will be given complete creative freedom to develop our island. Student will be working on individual computers. Max. 12. Class held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room A. Register by March 14.

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DATE: Saturdays, March 22 & 29 TIME: Grades 2 to 4: 9 am – noon Grades 4 to 6: 1 – 4 pm FEE: $86/resident; $95/non-resident

LEGO X: Enginetics Challenge grades 1 to 5

Build a unique racer, a winch and ramp system and balance beam. Then use what you’ve learned to design and build your own catapult, merry-go-round and more. Students will build multiple projects, connect them to an engine and use their projects to investigate basic engineering concepts. This is an all new curriculum that will thoroughly challenge beginners and experienced LEGO builders. Please visit www. youthenrichmentleague.com for more information. Max. 16. Program held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room B. Register by Feb. 14.

DATE: Saturdays, Feb. 22, March 1 & 8 TIME: 10 am – noon FEE: $51/resident $56/non-resident

Babysitting Class ages 11 to 15

Learn to be responsible babysitters by examining safety guidelines, child development, finding jobs, rates and first aid. Hands-on experience with diapers and bottlefeeding are included. Participants receive a packet of materials and certificates are awarded to all students who successfully demonstrate the skills during the class. Bring a doll, lunch and beverage. Must turn age 11 by the date of the class. Max. 14. Class held at Blaine City Hall Sanctuary Room. Registration deadline is one week prior to class start date. Instructor: Joy Handt.

DATE: Saturday Feb. 1 OR Saturday, April 5 TIME: 9 am – 4 pm FEE: $70/resident; $77/non-resident

Amazing Athletes ages 3 to 6

Amazing Athletes programs are specifically designed to enhance your child’s learning experience through movement. Your child will learn the basic fundamentals and mechanics of 9 different sports while also building self – confidence, practicing teamwork, and improving their fine and gross – motor skills. Each class focuses on 2 different sports and incorporates activities proven to increase your child’s overall cardiovascular fitness, muscle tone, hand – eye coordination, reaction time and more! Each class is six weeks long and runs for 45 minutes. Class held at Sunnyside Park Building. Max 10 per class.

Session 1: Wednesdays, Jan. 15 – Feb. 19 Session 2: Wednesdays, March 5 – April 9 TIME: ages 3 & 4: 5 - 6 pm ages 4 to 6: 6 - 7 pm FEE: $57/session/resident $63/session/non-resident

Tae Kwon Do ages 5 to Adult

Tae Kwon Do is a modern martial art based on Korean tradition that incorporates techniques of kicking, punching and blocking. Learn self-defense and controlled movements through sparring. This is a great class to develop discipline, strength, stamina and flexibility. Join at any time – fee will be prorated. Please wear comfortable clothing. Testing and uniforms are available for an extra fee through the instructor. Max. 20 per class. Program held at Westwood Middle School Gym Balcony. Instructor: Mr. Bill Frauly, 3rd DAN black belt.

Intro to Guitar: ages 6 to 10 So GUITAR HERO and GARAGE BAND are exciting games for your child and are you wondering if your child is really serious about playing guitar? Well bring them to this class and let’s see if they can learn the real guitar! They will develop the vocabulary and skills for the guitar and be able to play one and two chord songs; learn five different chords. Students may repeat class until skills are acquired. Then they can advance to the BEGINNING GUITAR level. This is a fun learning experience!! Max. 10. Program held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room A. Registration deadline is Jan. 17. Beginning Guitar: ages 10 & up Dust off that guitar! Our lessons focus on having fun, learning and building skills. Guitar from the bottom up; guitar fundamentals, maintenance, seven to nine chords; three to five chord songs. Students may repeat class until skills are acquired. Must have your own guitar (bring amplifier for electrics). Max. 10. Program held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room A. Registration deadline is Jan. 17.

DATE: Saturdays, Jan. 25 – March 1 TIME: Intro: 9 – 9:45 am Begin: 10 – 10:45 am FEE: $60/resident; $66/non-resident

ages 5 to 7 & parent/adult

Session 1: Mondays, Jan. 6 – March 17 (no class Jan. 20, Feb. 10 & 17, March 10 & 12) Session 2: Mondays, March 31 – May 19 TIME: 6:15 – 6:45 pm FEE: $45/parent/child/session/resident $50/parent/child/session/non-resident

Group Guitar Lessons

ages 8 to 12 & 13 to adult

Session 1: Mondays & Wednesdays Jan. 6 – March 19 Jan.20, Feb. 10 & 17, March 10 & 12) Session 2: Mondays & Wednesdays March 31 – May 21 TIME: ages 8 to 12: 6:45 – 8 pm ages 13 & up: 8 – 9:15 pm FEE: $75/session/resident $83/session/non-resident

ages 4 and up Get active and have fun in this class. Students will learn popular junior high and high school cheers, chants, choreographed pom/dance routines, parade marching techniques and other performance skills. This program promotes physical fitness, self-esteem, teamwork and learning from an adult role model. At the end, students will perform a group recital for families and friends. Students will also receive a certificate and medal. Registrations are accepted by the instructor at the Open House on Wednesday, February 5 or at any class throughout the session. Registrations will not be accepted at the Park and Rec office. Class held at the Schwan’s Super Rink Dance Studio.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

Wednesdays, Feb. 5 – April 30 ages 8 and under: 6:45 - 7:30 pm ages 9 and up: 7:45 - 8:30 pm $4 enrollment fee due at registration, $7/class or $81 for entire program

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youth programs/activities

family OUTINGS

all families at the Target Center No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special - so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family! Tickets are lower level seating. Transportation is not provided. You will be notified when tickets arrive at the Park and Recreation office. Register by January 3. Max. 50.

It’s one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends! Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with the Disney Princesses; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains, a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter and more in a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivals from around the globe. Come join the party when this spectacular ice show visits Minneapolis. Tickets are lower level seating. Transportation is not provided. You will be notified when tickets arrive at the Park and Recreation office. Register by Feb. 17. Max. 50. DATE: Saturday, March 1 TIME: 11 am FEE: $25/resident $28/non-resident (24 months and up)

DATE: Saturday, Jan. 25 TIME: 2 pm FEE: $17/resident $19/non resident (ages 1 and up)

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all families at the Target Center

Lighted Rinks w/

Unlighted Rinks w/o

Supervised Warming Houses

Warming Houses or Supervision

Aurelia Park

Hockey/General Rink 91st Avenue at Jefferson Street

Happy Acres Park

3 Hockey/General Rink 119th Avenue and 7th Street

Ostmans Park

Hockey/General Rink 130th Avenue and Buchanan Street

Quincy Park

Small Hockey/General Rink 10601 Quincy Boulevard

AUSTIN PARK 4041 85th Lane

CARRARA EAST PARK 13129 Eldorado St.

DEACON’S PARK

11200 Arnold Palmer Dr.

IVY HILLS PARK 12197 Fergus St.

QUAIL CREEK PARK 2206 Quail Creek Pkwy

XYLITE PARK 9033 Xylite Street

outdoor ice skatin rinks

Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

Warming House Hours School Days (Monday - Thursday)............................. 4 - 9 pm School Days (Friday).................................................4 - 7 pm* Weekends............................................................ noon - 7 pm Vacation Days (Monday - Thursday)................... noon - 9 pm Vacation Days (Friday)....................................... noon - 7 pm Christmas Eve/Day.............................................. noon - 5 pm New Year’s Eve/Day............................................ noon - 5 pm

*Happy Acres will be open until 9 pm on nonholiday Fridays and Saturdays. Warming houses are tentatively scheduled to open Dec. 21. Warming houses close when unsafe ice conditions exist or the temperature is -10 degrees Fahrenheit or below or the wind-chill is -10F or below. Please call the Park and Recreation Department Hotline at 763-717-2709 for updated ice skating information.

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adult programs/activities

Artist

Gatherings Develop your artistic skills, learn new ones or just network with other artists in the community in a fun and supportive environment. Sponsored by the Blaine Arts Council. Bring your own painting or drawing materials; tables are provided. Class is open to artists of all levels and meets in the Blaine City Hall lunchroom. No need to register, just show up.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

Learn painting techniques and history of a traditional Norwegian art. Beginner to intermediate levels. Beginners will purchase supplies after first class; intermediates should bring supplies and projects. Class held at Westwood Middle School, Room 164. Registration deadline is one week prior to start date. Max. 20. Instructor: Kathy Johnson.

Session 1: Session 2: TIME: FEE:

Mondays, Jan 27 – March 24 (no class Feb. 10 & 17 & March 10) Mondays, April 7 – May 12 7 – 9:30 pm $26/session/resident $29/session/non-resident

Tuesdays, Dec. 3 – May 20 5 pm FREE !

Torn Paper

Collage During this three hour workshop you will create an 8” by 10” torn paper collage. This will be ‘one of a kind’ and very unique. Bring an idea, image, photo, sketch, or book. Have in mind what you would like to accomplish. Realism, abstraction, or something in-between will be the outcome. As you learn to tear, arrange, and glue many layers of papers, which are from all over the world, interest and depth will occur. Vibrant colors and many kinds of textures will make your composition come alive. Any person of any age or level of art experience can learn this process. Instructor will supply all of the materials. Register by January 13. Max. 10. Class located at Blaine City Hall Lunchroom. Instructor: Raynele Schneider.

DATE: Tuesday, Jan. 21 TIME: 5:30 – 8:30 pm FEE: $48/resident $53/non-resident

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Rosemaling

Portrait Drawing & Painting Break through the intimidation of capturing a “likeness” in portraiture by learning the common aspects of features and how subtle deviations create individual uniqueness. This class is suitable for both beginners and those with some experience. Depending upon readiness, students will have option of branching out into pastels, watercolor paint, oil, or acrylic. Materials: drawing pencils and/ or charcoal, erasers (2 kinds recommended: kneaded and white), large drawing paper (14” x 17” or larger), drawing board, masking tape, and 12” ruler. Register by January 20. Max. 12. Class located at Blaine City Hall Lunchroom. Instructor: Cheryl Barr.

DATE: Tuesdays Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11 & 18 TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 pm FEE: $45/resident $50/non-resident

infant, child & adult

ages 18 & up Build your confidence and empower yourself. Anyone can be a crime victim, but there are real and practical ways you can protect yourself and your family. This seminar provides a safe and comfortable atmosphere for women to explore safety concerns. There will be both discussion and the opportunity to learn physical techniques. Come prepared to learn and connect with other women in your community. All experience levels and abilities are invited. Techniques will be modified to accommodate physical limitations. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Register by March 7. Max. 15. Class held at the Sunnyside Park Building. Instructor: Melynda Nelson, black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Experience in Hapkido and Use of Force techniques for both law enforcement and Parole/Probation.

DATE: Saturday, March 15 TIME: 9:30 am – Noon FEE: $15/resident $17/non-resident

This four-hour course is designed to meet the needs of lay rescuers learning CPR to protect family members, friends and co-workers. Class does not meet the needs of health care providers. Curriculum includes infant, child and adult CPR, relief of foreign body airway obstruction and AED (defibrillator). Course meets day care certification requirements. Face shield provided. Upon successful completion of practical skills testing, participants receive a course credential card. Registration deadline is one week prior to class start date. Max. 12. Held at SBM Fire Station 3. Classes are taught by certified instructors with the SBM Fire Department.

DATE: Wednesday (choose one night) Jan. 29, Feb. 26, March 26 OR April 30 TIME: 6 – 10 pm FEE: $45

Heartsaver Facts: First Aid

adult programs/activities

CPR Certification

Women’s Self-Defense

A four-hour course ideal for anyone interested in or required to implement First Aid training in an environment serving adult populations. Upon successful completion of practical skills testing, participants receive a course credential card. Fanny pack and first aid kit provided. Class does not meet the needs of health care providers. Held at SBM Fire Station 3. Cost includes AHA First Aid manual. Register by February 12. Max. 12. Class is taught by certified instructors from the SBM Fire Department.

DATE: Wednesday, Feb. 19 TIME: 6 – 10 pm FEE: $39

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adult programs/activities

Every jazzercise fitness class combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone, and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn. Choreographed to today’s hottest music, jazzercise is a fusion of jazz, resistance training, pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. Start dancing yourself fit and change the shape of your body today! Classes are ongoing; register online or at the door. Visit www.jazzercise.com for optional pricing and online specials! Class held at the Sunnyside Park Building. Questions: luannakoehler@gmail.com or 763-706-8725.

DATE: Tuesdays & Fridays Ongoing Year Round TIME: 6 – 7 pm DATE: Thursdays TIME: Body Sculpting: 5:15 – 6 pm Aerobic: 6 – 7 pm DATE: Saturdays - Ongoing Year Round TIME: 8 – 9 am (Feb. 15, 22, March 1 & 8 class is at 7:30 – 8:30 am) FEE: $38/month

Bellydancing Learn the elements and fundamentals of this beautiful dance. We will focus on the classical Middle Eastern Dance technique with basic moves, simple combinations, and introduce dancing with veils. Wear comfortable exercise attire, a hipscarf and dance shoes are optional. Max. 15. Class held at the Sunnyside Park Building. Instructor: Linda Brown.

Join us for Traditional Hatha Yoga with an experienced and qualified instructor. This class is an asana-based (posture) format that integrates the ethical foundations of yoga, utilizing pranayama (breath work), alignment and meditation. Whether you are a beginner and want to start with a solid foundation, or just wanting a gentle calming class, this is the class for you. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and arrive 10 minutes early. Max. 15. Class held at Sunnyside Park Building. Instructor: Hiyala Indiga, owner of a New Holistic Healing Center in Circle Pines. www.BodyMindCircle.com.

Session 1: Wednesdays Jan. 15 – March 5 Session 2: Wednesdays March 19 – May 7 TIME: 7:15 – 8:15 pm FEE: $56/session/resident $62/session/non-resident

Session 1: Tuesdays, Jan. 14 – Feb. 11 Session 2: Tuesdays, Feb. 25 – March 25 TIME: 7:15 – 8:15 pm FEE: $45/session/resident $50/session/non-resident

Zumba is a Latin-inspired fitness class that incorporates music and dance movements creating a dynamic, exciting, effective, and non-intimidating learning environment. Zumba is not only great for the body, its also great for the mind. It is truly EXERCISE IN DISGUISE! This class is appropriate for all skills and fitness levels, no dance experience necessary! Please bring a towel, water and a great attitude. Max 14. Class held at the Sunnyside Park Building. Certified Zumba Instructor: Angela Nelson.

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Traditional Hatha Yoga

Session 1: Thursdays, Jan. 9 – Feb. 6 Session 2: Thursdays, Feb. 20 – March 20 Session 3: Thursdays, April 3 – May 1 TIME: 7:15 – 8:15 pm FEE: $35/session/resident $39/session/non-resident

When it comes to body sculpting, Zumba® Toning raises the bar (or rather, the toning stick). Learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all the target zones, including arms, abs and thighs. Zumba Toning is the perfect way to sculpt your body naturally while having a total blast. Max 12. Class held at Sunnyside Park Building. Instructor: Angela Nelson.

Session 1: Mondays, Jan. 6 – Feb. 3 Session 2: Mondays, Feb. 17 – March 17 Session 3: Mondays, March 31 – April 28 TIME: 6:30 – 7:30 pm FEE: $40/session/resident $44/session/non-resident

Kettlebell Basics

Love to Dance? Join the Party! This specialty course is designed for those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle or the older active adult. Zumba fitness is for everyone, all shapes and sizes and just about any age. This class allows you to have fun while safely losing pounds and inches. With Zumba, the fun comes first, and the physical benefits follow. Zumba Gold is like a basic Zumba class with lower impact. The class will be a fat burning, body shaping, full workout! Max 25.

In this 45 minute class, you will learn proper kettlebell technique for common maneuvers such as the Swing, Clean, Press, Snatch, Goblet Squat and more. Each week the class will be divided up between technique training and using those skills in a workout. The kettlebell is a cast iron weight looking somewhat like a cannonball with a handle, used to perform ballistic exercises that combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training. Invented in Russia and used for decades by strongmen, kettlebells offer users a wider range of motion than dumbbells that sit in the palm of the hand, and they also better simulate the way we carry things in our daily lives. Kettlebell training is accessible and practical for all. From the elite athlete to those looking to discover fitness for the first time, and everyone in between. It truly transforms your body. Class is performed barefoot, bring water bottle. Class is taught by experienced and HKC Certified Instructors from QC Dance Studio. Max 10.

Session 1 DATE: Tuesdays, Jan. 28 – Feb. 25 TIME: 7:30 – 8:15 pm

Session 1 DATE: Tuesdays, Jan. 28 – Feb. 18 TIME: 6:45 – 7:30 pm

Session 2 DATE: Tuesdays, March 11 – April 8 TIME: 7:30 – 8:15 pm

Session 2 DATE: Tuesdays, March 11 – April 1 TIME: 6 – 6:45 pm

FEE: $25/session/resident $28/session/non-resident

FEE: $40/session/resident $44/session/non-resident

adult programs/activities

www.QCDance.com All classes conducted at QC Dance, Inc., 1051 - 109th Avenue, Blaine. TO PROVIDE quality dance instruction and a variety of fun opportunities to learn and demonstrate dance skill while building self-esteem. TO ENCOURAGE academic excellence as well as other involvements that contribute to the development of a multi-talented, “well rounded” individual. TO OFFER Class choices for all ages that promote a healthy lifestyle.

Parent & Child Yoga ages 4 to 6 Join “Savasana, the turtle who does yoga” as he goes for a hike with his mom, “La Tortue”. They meet various animal friends along the way and practice the yoga poses that are named after those animals. In this story, we practice partner exercises that the parent and child do together to encourage full conscious breathing, moving slowly with awareness and bonding between parent and child. Option to purchase the book and cd in class for $20. Buying the book is not a requirement. Max. 8 - parent/child combinations. Class held at Sunnyside Park Building. Instructor Hiyala Indiga.

DATE: Saturdays, March 22 & 29 TIME: 10 – 10:45 am FEE: $15/resident $17/non-resident

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adult programs/activities

2014 Adult leagues

Softball The City of Blaine offers summer softball leagues for Men’s, Women’s, CoRec, and Church teams. Games are played at Airport and Aquatore Parks. Registration begins February 3. Registration materials are available after January 1 from the Park and Recreation office. The following are leagues and days offered. Fees include softballs. Online registration is not available for adult softball.

LEAGUE DAY Men’s D (DH) M, W, Th Men’s Church (DH) Tuesdays Women’s Thursdays Co-Rec 11/12” Tuesdays Co-Rec 11/12” (DH) Tuesdays

2014 Summer Opportunities

EMPLOYMENT Recreation Leader Ages 17 and Up

Are you looking for that perfect summer job? If you have enthusiasm, energy, and excitement to work with kids, then this is the perfect job for you! We offer great hours, competitive pay, and excellent training and a fun work environment. Applicants must be 17 years of age or older. Applications will be available January 31 in our office or at blaineparks.com. Application deadline is March 21; interviews will take place in early April. Call 763785-6164 for more information.

Leader in Training (L.I.T.) Program Completed grades 6 to age 16

Blaine Parks and Recreation Department needs outgoing, responsible teens who enjoy working with children to become Leaders in Training this summer. Get valuable volunteer experience, gain leadership skills, turn it into a Recreation Leader Job in the future, and feel valued in the community. Leaders in training are supervised by Blaine Recreation staff. Space is limited. Application deadline is April 25; interviews will take place in early May. Training will be in early June. Volunteer times will vary, with approximately 2 1/2 hours twice a week Monday through Thursday. Program locations vary, but we will attempt to place you at a park closest to your home. Applications will be available January 31 at blaineparks.com or at the Parks and Recreation office. Call 763-785-6164 for more information.

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# of GAMES Resident FEE Non-Resident FEE 22 $875 $925 22 $875 $925 10 + playoffs $550 $600 10 + playoffs $600 $650 20 $825 $875

2014 Adult Leagues

Co-Rec KICKBALL Relive your childhood excitement by gathering to play one of our most popular adult sports. Roster limit is 20 players. Entry fee includes one game ball, umpires and 16 games. Games are played at Airport and Aquatore parks. Eight week season begins May 11. Teams play double-headers each week. Register by April 25.

DAYS: Sundays TIME: 5, 6, 7 or 8 pm FEE: $350/team

GOLF LESSONS

Victory Links Golf Course will be offering golf lessons throughout the off season. Lesson dates and times will be determined by demand and facility. For more information please contact the golf course at 763-717-3240 or visit their website at www.nscsports.org.

2014 Adult Leagues

Co-Rec DODGEBALL The cities of Blaine and Lino Lakes have teamed up to offer you one of the hottest new adult sports, Dodgeball. Grab your friends, family or neighbors and put together a Co- Rec team. Maybe you remember the joys of playing dodgeball in Phy. Ed. class or enjoyed watching White Goodman or Patches O’Houlihan in the movie Dodgeball. Either way come and experience that excitement again! Games are played at Centennial Middle School. Register by Dec. 19! For more information call Brian at 651-982-2446 (Lino Lakes) or Jerome at 763-785-6161 (Blaine). Register through the Lino Lakes Park and Recreation Department.

DAYS: Wednesdays, Jan. 8 - Feb. 26 TIME: 7, 8 or 9 pm FEE: $275/team

Do you have a green thumb?

For the sixth year, community garden plots will be available to Blaine residents interested in growing flowers and vegetables. Plots are located adjacent to Blaine City Hall’s south parking lot. The city will prepare the soil for planting, stake each plot and make water accessible. Plots are 15-feet by 20-feet and will be ready on May 10. (Only one plot will be assigned per household.)

RENTAL FEES $68.57/plot $57.85/plot (senior resident age 55 or older) All rental fees include tax.

The registration dates and priority for renting a garden plot will be as follows: 1. Returning 2013 resident gardeners from last year can register for their same 2013 garden plot beginning Feb. 24 through March 7, 2014. 2. New Blaine resident gardeners can register beginning March 10 until all plots are taken. Registration forms are available online at www.BlaineParks.com and at Blaine City Hall.

Earth Day Event Saturday, April 26

community programs/activities

Community Garden Plots

Be a Friend of Open Space and join your neighbors at Kane Meadows Park (2946 Rice Creek Parkway) to celebrate Earth Day 2014. Families are invited to help clean the park and enjoy a nature walk. Bags, gloves and refreshments provided. Call 763-717-2723 with questions about volunteering.

TIME: 10 am – Noon LOCATION: Kane Meadows Park (2946 Rice Creek Parkway)

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COMMUNITY OUTINGS All community outings depart from and return to Blaine City Hall unless noted otherwise and include motorcoach transportation. Times include pick-up and return. Outings include lunch and ticket (unless noted otherwise).

Plymouth Playhouse It is 1979, the day of the church’s Centennial Celebration, and past parishioners have gathered to share hot dish, bars, and stories from the last 100 years. Times are tough in this small farm community, and hard decisions will have to be made. But, once again, your favorite church basement ladies handle it all with grace, hilarity, and some brand new musical numbers that are sure to get your toes tapping. Register by January 2.

DATE: Wednesday, January 15 TIME: 10:45 am – 4 pm FEE: $48

History Theater

THE INCREDIBLE SEASON OF RONNIE RABINOVITZ

Meet the Rabinovitz family: David, Charlotte and their son Ronnie. In 1960, the Rabinovitz home in Sheboygan, Wisconsin became an unlikely intersection of baseball, civil rights, and politics as the family hosted two American icons. Sharp wit, humor, politics and baseball light up the stage. Register by January 15.

DATE: Thursday, February 13 TIME: 8:45 am – 3:15 pm FEE: $30

Old Log Theater As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal and the hearts mend – almost – in this delightful midwinter night’s love story. Make meal selection at registration: Braised Short Ribs; Chicken Breast, New England Walleye Chowder, Smoked Pork Chop or Pappardelle Pasta. Register by February 11.

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DATE: Wednesday, Feb. 26 TIME: 10:30 am – 4:45 pm FEE: $54

History Theater Honest, heartfelt, and current, this play opens the door for conversations about war, gender, and the challenges facing the next generation of American soldiers. Lunch on your own after the show at Key’s Café. Register by February 12.

DATE: Thursday, March 13 TIME: 8:45 am – 2:15 pm FEE: $30

Irish or Not It’s No Blarney Come to have a little fun and learn how the Irish immigrants influenced architecture, politics, and religion in St. Paul. Sit back and enjoy as we travel around the city with an Irish “saint” or “sinner” as your tour guide. The Liffy in downtown St. Paul will be the setting for lunch. Choose your entrée when registering: ½ Rueben Sandwich, North Atlantic Cod, Pot Roast Slider. All meals include soup, salad, Irish bread pudding, beverage, tax and gratuity. Register by March 3. Pick up for this trip is a Circle Pines Credit Union.

DATE: Tuesday, March 18 TIME: 9 am – 2:45 pm FEE: $58

Cont’d

History Theater This is the powerful telling of Tim O’Brien’s personal journey from his innocent years in a small town in western Minnesota, to the jungles of Vietnam as a young American soldier, and back again. It is a powerful, clever, and provocative story of loss and redemption. Lunch on your own at Joseph’s Grill. Register by March 5

DATE: Thursday, April 3 TIME: 8:45 am – 3:15 pm FEE: $30

Old Log Theater A celebration of the love, intimacy, and strength of six southern women who are steel magnolias. A story of the lives and friendship of six women in Louisiana. Supporting each other through their triumphs and tragedies, they congregate at Truvy’s beauty shop to ponder the mysteries of life and death, husbands and children – and hair and nails – all the important topics that truly unite and celebrate women. Make your meal selection at registration: Braised Short Ribs, Chicken Breast, Shrimp and Grits, Smoked Pork Chop, Roasted Artichoke. Register by April 9.

DATE: Wednesday, April 23 TIME: 10:30 am – 4:45 pm FEE: $54

casino trips All casino trips depart from and return to the Senior Center and include coach transportation and coffee and donuts prior to departure. Time includes pickup and return.

Register by January 8 DATE: Wednesday, Jan. 15 TIME: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm FEE: $7 ($5 back at casino)

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COMMUNITY OUTINGS

Register by February 3 DATE: Monday, Feb. 10 TIME: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm FEE: $7 ($3 food coupon & 10 pull tabs)

History Theater This world premier musical celebrates the place of music in the lives of young people with a flourish of romance, a crescendo of patriotism, and the growing drumbeat of the approaching Great War. Lunch on your own after the show at Key’s Café. Register by April 9.

Register by April 2 DATE: Wednesday, April 9 TIME: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm FEE: $7 ($5 back at casino)

D ATE: Thursday, May 8 TIME: 8:45 am – 3:15 pm FEE: $30

Extended Tour March 31 - April 8, 2014 Washington DC Cherry Blossoms including Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s Amish Country. For a complete itinerary call 763-785-6164.

Register by May 5 DATE: Monday, May 12 TIME: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm FEE: $7 ($3 food coupon & 10 pull tabs)

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senior center

Mary ann Young Senior Center 9150 Central Avenue, Blaine MN 55434

De-Decorating Day Thursday, January 2, 9:30 am

Income Tax Assistance Specified Mondays, February 3 thru April 14

Refreshments will be served, come join the fun!

The Anoka County Retired Senior Volunteer Program is offering free income tax assistance on specified Mondays at the senior center. Registration is required and you must live in Anoka County to qualify for this free service. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Senior Center Advisory Council Meeting Thursday, January 16, 4 pm

Winter Wonderland Week of Fun Monday, January 27 1 pm – Prize/Nickle Bingo

Tuesday, January 28 9 am to Noon – Wii Bowling Tournament 1 pm – “500” Card Tournament, fee is $1.50/ person.

Valentine Celebration Friday, February 14, 11 am Our annual celebration will include voting for King and Queen of the Senior Center, special refreshments, a candy guess contest and lovely music by “The Paul and Don Show”. Please call in advance to register for the meal which is always a favorite lunch menu.

Thursday, January 30 1 pm – Cribbage Tournament, registration with your partner is required at least three business days in advance. Fee is $2/person.

Friday, January 31 11 am – Pre-Super Bowl Party! Wear your favorite team colors and join us for the fun refreshments and a football party. Register in advance and join us for a “ballpark” style luncheon.

Monthly Birthday Parties Celebrate with our honorees the last Wednesday of each month with entertainment at 11 am, a meal at noon and 1 pm prize bingo. Advanced lunch reservations are required. Everyone is invited! Upcoming dates: January 29 | February 26 March 26 | April 30

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Income Tax Assistance Continues Specified Mondays thru April 14 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

St. Patrick’s Day Party Thursday, March 17, 11 am Join us for the “Wearin’ O The Green” party. No matter your nationality, enjoy festive refreshments and live entertainment.

March Madness Week Monday, March 24

1 pm – Prize/Nickle Bingo

Tuesday, March 25

9 am to Noon – Mini Wii Bowling Tournament 1 pm – “500” Card Tournament, fee is $1.50/ person.

Thursday, March 27

1 pm – Cribbage Tournament, sign up with a partner in advance.

9150 Central Avenue, Blaine MN 55434 Ongoing Programs Mondays: Penny Bingo Wii Bowling, Intermediate Line Dancing, “500” Cards, “T.O.P.S.”, Woodcarving

Tuesdays: Income Tax Assistance Specified Mondays thru April 14 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Spring Meal Wednesday, April 16 This is a lovely noon meal, so be sure to call the Senior Center for menu details and to confirm the date. Advanced registration is required.

Senior Center Volunteer Appreciation Party Tuesday, April 22, 11 am Special refreshments will be served and dining volunteers recognized. Be sure to call ahead to confirm the date, and remember to sign up for the meal three business days in advance.

Property Tax Assistance Offered Once in Either April or May, 1 to 3:30 pm Call for specific date.

Senior Safety & Wellness Fair Thursday, May 1, 8 am to 3 pm Held at Fire Station #3 in Blaine. Advanced registration is required. Watch for details in March newsletters or call the Senior Center for the date and more information. Expect great speakers, safety sessions, health screenings, great food, refreshments, door prizes and more. Limited to the first 80 registrants.

Defensive Driving Refresher Classes These four hour refresher classes for discounts on insurance premiums are held monthly on specified Thursdays from 9:45 am to 2:30 pm with a half hour break for lunch which is available at the Senior Center. Early registration for class and lunch are required. Refresher classes are not held in the summer months, so get your class in early if needed. Upcoming dates: Jan. 9 | Feb. 6 March 6 | April 3 | May 15

Wednesdays: Wood Carving Class, Bunko (first Wed.), Hand & Foot Cards, Monthly Birthday Party (last Wed.), Evening Line Dance Thursdays: Beginning Bridge, Educational Sessions, Movie Day (monthly), Defensive Driving Classes, Evening Line Dancing Fridays: Plastic Canvas Class, Foot Care

senior center

Mary ann Young Senior Center

**The Volunteers of America Senior Nutrition Program provides nutritious, delicious, wellbalanced meals Monday through Friday at noon. Call the Senior Center at least three business days in advance to register for lunch.

The Mary Ann Young Senior Center is located by Aquatore Park just off Highway 65 and Cloverleaf Parkway. As a focal point for seniors, the Center’s staff and volunteers offer a dynamic variety of programs and social events throughout the year. The Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. The Senior Dining Program offers noon meals at a suggested donation of $3.50 for people age 60 and over, and a cost of $6.50 for those under age 60. Please call three days in advance to register for the noon meal. Van Service is available for residents of Blaine to transport participants to and from the Senior Center for a cost of just $1.50 round trip. Stop by and visit the Center during scheduled hours, or call 763-786-9375 for further information. Director: Coordinator: Food Handler: Custodian:

Shelley Johnson Ann Genosky Kristeen Kirchoff Jim Grant

Check out the other recurring happenings each month. Stop by the Senior Center for a newsletter or join the mailing list. Call 763-786-9375 for more information or visit www.BlaineParks.com/SeniorCenter.

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Sounds of the City

Free Indoor Concert Series Blaine City Hall Atrium Residents are invited to Blaine City Hall to enjoy a series of free concerts performed by top-notch performers. Relax in the comfort of the atrium and take in the monthly art display. Concerts begin at 7 pm.

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Spring Egg Hunt families w/children ages 10 & under

Saturday, April 12, 10 am - Airport Park FREE Join us for our super spectacular spring egg hunt, followed by a prize raffle. Plastic eggs filled with candy are hidden on three different softball fields depending on your child’s age. Kids will have the opportunity to gather at least 8 eggs. Bags are provided. Egg hunt begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.! Event held at Airport Park. No registration required; check-in by 9:50 am.

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Come out for our 3rd Annual Blaine Triathlon. Distances include; .3 mile swim, 16.7 mile bike, and finishes with a 3.5 mile run. This is a USAT Sanctioned Race and great for beginners or seasoned veterans for their first race of the season! Max. 350 Event held at Lakeside Commons Park. Questions please call Nate at (763) 785-6151. For more information and to register go to BlaineTriathlon.com.

Stomp N’ Dixie (dixie)

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ages 15 and up silver sponsor

Blaine Youth Hockey

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Corrective Care Chiropractic 21st Century Bank

Saturday, May 17 8:00 am

$75/individual $90 after March 1 $100/Team Relay of 2 or 3 $125 after March 1


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