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City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department

January–April 2018

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Frank Southern Ice Arena presents an ice skating lesson curriculum that helps skaters progress confidently through skating skills!

Session II begins January 11. For more information, see pages 8–9, visit bloomington.in.gov/ice or call 349-3740.

They’re here! Completely renovated men’s and women’s locker rooms on the upper level! More information about the Twin Lakes Recreation Center, including membership fees, on pages 10-11.


Welcome to City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation!

Our mission is to provide essential services, facilities and programs necessary for the positive development and well-being of the community through the provision of parks, greenways, trails and recreational facilities while working in cooperation with other service providers in the community in order to maximize all available resources.

Volunteer Healthy Heart

January–April 2018 Program Guide Table of Contents General Information......................................2–3 Inclusive Recreation..........................................3 Facilities.......................................................4–14 Cascades Golf Course........................................5 Community Gardening...............................6, 35 Frank Southern Ice Arena.............................7–9 Twin Lakes Recreation Center..... 10–11, 29–33 Rentals............................................4, 6–7, 11, 14 Facilities, Trails, and Parks with map.......12–13 Shelter House Rentals.....................................14 Farmers’ Market..............................................15 Community Events....................................15–18 Preschool....................................................19–20 Youth..........................................................21–25 Teen..................................................................26 Nature and the Outdoors..........................27–28 Adults—Twin Lakes Recreation Center..................... 10–11, 29–33 Adults.........................................................29–35 Volunteer Opportunities..........................36–37 Sponsorship/Parks Partners...........................38 Bloomington Parks and Recreation Staff......39 Registration Form, Refund Policy, Fees, Charges...............................................40

Index

50+ Expo........................................................... 18 A Fair of the Arts—Call to Artists.................. 15 Active&Fit.......................................................... 30 Adult (50+) FREE Programs........................... 30 Adult Tennis Lessons...................................... 35 Adult Volleyball............................................... 33 Aerial Fitness Classes................................25, 33

Bloomington Soccer Juniors......................... 25

Pop-Up Programming.................................... 18

Bloomington Soccer Little Kickers............... 25

Preschool Garden Club................................... 19

Bloomington Soccer Turf Tigers................... 20

Preschool Story Hour...................................... 19

Bloomington Soccer U15 Boys/Girls/Coed League.............................. 26

Ready, Set, Games!.......................................... 27

Bloomington Soccer U19............................... 26

Rookie Baseball................................................ 20

Bloomington Soccer Adult Leagues............ 33 Bloomington Walking Club........................... 34 Bloomington Youth Basketball.................... 24 Boot Camp........................................................ 31 BRACElet Yourself........................................... 28 Cardio Kickboxing........................................... 31 Children’s Expo................................................ 17 Community Gardening......................................6 Container Gardening— No Space? No Problem!............................... 35 Core 360............................................................ 31 Corporate Wellness Programs...................... 11 CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers & First Aid.............. 29 Earth Day Tree Planting................................. 28 Earth Week programs..................................... 28 Excel Tae Kwon Do.......................................... 33 Family Night Paddle........................................ 28 Fitness Assessments....................................... 29 From Caterpillar to Butterfly......................... 19

R.I.P.P.E.D.......................................................... 31 Roving Naturalist............................................. 27 Run/Walk X-Train............................................. 32 Seusspicious Behavior.................................... 16 Shelter House Rentals..................................... 14 Silver&Fit........................................................... 30 SilverSneakers.................................................. 30 The Skating School........................................ 8–9 Snow Science.................................................... 27 Softball Skills Academy by Diamond Dynamics................................ 25 Solar Celebration............................................. 19 Special Olympics Indiana— Monroe County............................................. 34 Spring/Summer Adult Softball Leagues..... 34 Spring Fling...................................................... 17 Spring Ice Show..................................................7 STEAM Power!.................................................. 19 Superhero Academy....................................... 19 T-Birds Tee Ball................................................. 20

Gift of Wellness................................................ 11

Tennis and Pickleball Courts in City Parks.......................................21, 26, 34

Griffy Lake Nature Preserve........................... 27

Toy Time............................................................ 19

Group Exercise classes..............................31–32

Turf Time for Toddlers.................................... 20

Grow My Fairy Garden.................................... 28

USA Softball Umpire Class............................. 35 Vegetable Garden Planning.......................... 35 Vinyasa Flow I................................................... 32

Jazzercise.......................................................... 34

Vinyasa Flow II................................................. 32

Kid City Break Days......................................... 21

Volunteer Opportunities..........................36–37

Kid City Counselor in Training...................... 26

Well Check........................................................ 29

Kid City Summer Camps................................. 22

Wild About Wetlands...................................... 28

Learn to Ride.................................................... 24

Winter Beach Party.......................................... 19

Let’s Plant a Spring Garden Together!........ 35

Winter Wood Walk.......................................... 27

Ballfield Rentals............................................... 14

Nature Sounds................................................. 17

Winter Palooza................................................. 16

Ballroom Dancing............................................ 35

New Family Events at Banneker................... 19

Yoga Core.......................................................... 32

Banneker Carnival........................................... 19

Night Paddle..................................................... 28

Yoga Stretch..................................................... 32

Banneker Nights.............................................. 26

Parks Partners............................................11, 38

Youth Baseball................................................. 25

Basketball Future Stars.................................. 20

Personal Training............................................ 29

Youth Tennis Lessons..................................... 24

Beginning Yoga............................................... 31

Physical Fridays............................................... 20

ZUMBA............................................................... 32

Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market........................................... 15

Pickleball........................................................... 33

ZUMBA Gold..................................................... 32

American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED....................... 29 B-Line Trail Cleanup........................................ 28 Baby Time......................................................... 19 Backyard Conservation: BEE Active............. 27 Backyard Conservation: TOADally Involved....................................... 28

Pilates................................................................ 31

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Hockey Initiation II.............................................7 Identifying Wild Edibles................................. 28

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training..... 30

Bloomington Community Orchard.............. 35

Front cover: The waterfall at Cascades Park, photographed in the 1920s.

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General Information

City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department City Hall, 401 N. Morton St., Ste. 250 Phone: 349-3700 Fax: 349-3705 parks@bloomington.in.gov

All phone numbers for Bloomington Parks and Recreation staff and facilities are in the 812 area code. HOTLINE NUMBERS

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January–April 2018 Program Guide Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Closings (entire City Hall is closed): Christmas Day (December 25), New Year’s Day (January 1), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 15), and Spring Holiday (March 30) Services offered: Program/event registration, shelter rentals, ballfield rentals, maps, brochures, sponsorship inquiries (see page 38), volunteer inquiries (see pages 36–37), and community relations. Parking: Designated visitor spaces available in lot on north end of City Hall. Metered parking on Morton Street and in the Morton Street parking garage located at Seventh and Morton Streets (entrance on Morton Street). Accessibility: Designated parking spaces in North and South lots, ramp/sidewalk access from parking lots, automatic doors at south entrance, elevator located inside main entrance, restrooms available on ground and second floor level. Mayor of Bloomington John Hamilton Parks and Recreation Department Administrator Paula McDevitt

Community Events Performing Arts Series Peoples Park Concerts

Board of Park Commissioners Les Coyne—President Darcie Fawcett Joe Hoffmann Kathleen Mills

The Board of Park Commissioners holds regular meetings the fourth Tuesday of every month, which are open to the public. Meetings begin at 4 p.m. in City Hall, located at 401 N. Morton St. Citizens of Bloomington are invited to visit the Board of Park Commissioners meetings with questions or concerns regarding City parks and recreation programs, events, and facilities. Equal Opportunity This program receives federal funds from the National Park Service. Regulations of the U.S. Department of the Interior strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination in departmental federally assisted programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or handicap. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility operated by a recipient of federal assistance should write to: Director, Equal Opportunity Program, U.S. Department of the Interior, P.O. Box 37127, Washington D.C. 20013-7127

Outdoor Sports (Tennis, Softball, etc.)

349-3610

Frank Southern Ice Arena (Winter)

349-3741

Additional numbers Maintenance Headquarters Rose Hill and White Oak Cemeteries

349-3498

Lee Huss, Urban Forester

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Inclusive Recreation Services

349-3747

Are you on our mailing list?

To receive the program guide, or if you do not wish to receive the program guide, call 349-3700 and ask to be added to or removed from the mailing list.

Photo policy

Parks and Recreation staff may videotape or take photos of participants in programs and at special events or of people in parks or on park properties. These photos may be used in future program guides, brochures, fliers or other materials used to promote Parks and Recreation.

Many of our programs and events are part of the Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD). The Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD) is galleries, live music, performing arts, over 90 restaurants and 100 specialty shops, parks, hotels, cozy neighborhoods in ten distinct character districts—each with a personality all its own. Walkable, rideable, don’t miss-able. A cultural district like no other.

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BEAD is an economic development project of the City of Bloomington. For more information, contact bead@bloomington.in.gov or call Sean Starowitz at 349-3534. To make BEAD your next arts and entertainment destination, visit visitbead.com.

Please recycle this guide. This guide is printed with soy-based ink on 30 percent post-consumer recycled paper.


Bloomington Parks and Recreation is committed to an inclusive approach to recreation. Inclusion is individuals with and without disabilities participating in recreation activities together. In order for individuals with disabilities to participate as fully as possible, reasonable accommodations are provided. Reasonable accommodations are individualized techniques and resources used to enhance program participation without fundamentally altering a program. Inclusion makes it possible for individuals to choose from the vast array of programs offered by Bloomington Parks and Recreation.

How to request reasonable accommodation:

1. When you register, mark “yes” in the inclusive service request section. At least two weeks notification prior to the registration deadline for each program is required. In some cases reasonable accommodation may take longer. 2. Request and complete an inclusion questionnaire. 3. Inclusive Recreation Coordinator will contact participant to establish an individualized inclusion plan.

For more information about Special Olympics Indiana—Monroe County, see page 34.

Scholarships

Because some residents are unable to participate in our programs due to economic hardship, the Bloomington Parks Foundation provides youth scholarships to offset certain fees and charges. Scholarship applications can be obtained at the Parks and Recreation office, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., at any department facility, or online at bloomington.in.gov/parks. Scholarship applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start of the program for which applying. Proof of income and Monroe County residency is required. For more information, call 349-3700.

Space is Limited—Register Early!

Most programs have limited space available as well as registration deadlines. After the registration deadline please call for space availability. Register online at bloomington.in.gov/parks, or by sending in the enrollment form in this guide, or in person from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation office, 401 N. Morton St., Ste. 250.

Refund Policy

The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is proud to offer programs that help make Bloomington an active community! The Department works in partnership with the Active Living Coalition, IU Health Bloomington, and Bloomington Monroe County ACHIEVE to increase the number of people who engage in healthy, active lifestyles. Through these combined resources, the community benefits from programs, health fairs, events, and other opportunities that positively affect health and wellness. For more information visit activelivingcoalition.org or bmcachieve.org. Look for the “Healthy Heart” logo next to programs that focus on healthy lifestyles and physical activity.

Support Parks and the Community and Promote Your Business—Become a Parks Partner Bloomington Parks and Recreation offers a variety of programs for all ages and interests. If you are trying to reach youth, families, young adults, or adults over age 50 yrs., we have the medium to promote your product or service. If your business believes in supporting the community, quality of life, and environment, we have many sponsorship options to choose from. See page 38 for more information.

Get Involved ... Volunteer!

Look for the volunteer symbol throughout the program guide.

Parks and Recreation volunteers provide valuable services to the community by assisting in many events and programs in a variety of ways. There are many opportunities for individuals and groups to choose from. See pages 36–37 for more information.

Substitution Policy

Parks and Recreation reserves the right to use substitute instructors and alternate facilities when necessary. Instructors of fitness classes or personal trainers who charge clients a fee for their activities must obtain a special use permit to hold fitness classes in city parks. For information on applying for a permit, contact Alison Miller, Health and Wellness Coordinator, at 349-3771 or milleal@bloomington.in.gov.

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No refunds are provided after the first day of a program. All refunds are subject to a $2 administrative fee. If the $2 charge does not cover costs incurred by the Department, the refund may be pro-rated in addition to the $2 charge. There are no refunds on season passes or punch passes. Full refunds are given for all classes cancelled by Parks and Recreation. Allow four weeks for refund requests to be processed.

Teaching Fitness Classes in City Parks

General Information

For more information, contact Amy Shrake, a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, at 349-3747 or shrakea@bloomington.in.gov.

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Facilities

Banneker Community Center

Allison-Jukebox Community Center

930 W. Seventh St. • 349-3735

351 S. Washington St. • 349-3731 Fax: 349-3785

Hours: Call 349-3731 for facility hours and times for scheduled classes/programs. Coordinator: Amy Shrake, CTRS Bus Line: #1 South Facility information: Two large activity rooms, restrooms, and a full kitchen are available for rental. Rentals hours 7 a.m. to midnight. Call 349-3731 for reservation and availability. Accessibility: Designated parking space and accessible entrance in rear/southeast side of building, accessible restrooms.

Rentals

All room rentals require a 50% deposit. Room Nonprofit Private Activity room (two available)

$40/hour/room $50/hour/room

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Fax: 349-3705

Hours: Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Facility Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Closings: Winter Break (December 25-29), New Year’s Day (January 1), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 15), Spring Holiday (March 30) Coordinator: Erik Pearson Specialist: Terrance Thomas Bus Line: #3 drops at Fifth and Elm Streets Ages: All ages are welcome. Children under age 10 yrs. must be accompanied when in the facility by a responsible caregiver age 18 yrs. and up. Facility information: Gymnasium, restrooms, full kitchen, library, Family Resource Center (third floor) Rentals: Gymnasium, kitchen/classroom, and the third floor. Call 349-3735 for reservation and cost information. Accessibility: Designated parking space on west side of building, ramp and elevator on ground floor, gym entrance is accessible.

Banneker Advisory Council Meetings

Share your ideas for programs, activities, and special events. Meetings are held at the Banneker Community Center and are open to those wishing to join or share a public comment. If interested in becoming a part of the Advisory Council, contact the Banneker Community Center, 349-3735 for an application.

Friday, February 9 • 9:15 a.m. Friday, April 13 • 9:15 a.m.

Celebrating 25 years of camp fun! Camp registration opens March 2!

Evans-Porter Memorial Library

Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. The Banneker Community Center is proud to host the Evans-Porter Memorial Library. Newly updated and growing, the library offers fiction and nonfiction books for adults, teens, and children. Recent encyclopedias and other reference materials are available to help with homework. A focus on African-American history and culture reflects the library’s location in a historically significant building and neighborhood.

Family Resource Center

Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–noon Located on the third floor, this is a place where families can gather information, network with others, build a support system, and enjoy their children in a fun, safe space.

See pages 22–23.

Buskirk-Chumley Theater BCT Management, Inc. 114 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47408 XX 4

323-3020 • boxoffice@buskirkchumley.org www.buskirkchumley.org

The Buskirk-Chumley Theater is a 600-seat, historic theater in downtown Bloomington. Beautifully restored by the Bloomington Area Arts Council, the theater is owned by the City of Bloomington and managed by BCT Management, Inc. The theater is a valued community resource, available for public or private events. For more information, contact Executive Director Danielle McClelland at 323-3022 or director@buskirkchumley.org.


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Construction of a new LEED Silver Certified Clubhouse, to include a pro shop, banquet room, locker rooms, and outdoor patio overlooking the rolling hills of Cascades Golf Course, will begin in Spring 2018.

The golf course will remain open for play during the Clubhouse construction.

3550 N. Kinser Pk. • 349-3764

Call for seasonal hours. Visit us online to reserve a tee time!

bloomington.in.gov/cascades @Cascadesgc Cascades Golf Course

The golf course will remain open for play during the clubhouse construction.

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Family $725/$840 Cascades Special $30 18 holes and cart

18 Holes green fees $20

Student Rate* $15

*Valid student ID required.

10-Play Pass $165 9-hole 10-Play Pass $120 Range Balls, large $5 Range Balls, small $3 20-Bucket Range Balls $80 Staff:

Aaron Craig, PGA Golf Facilities Manager Jason Sims, PGA Golf Programs Coordinator

Accessibility:

Designated parking spaces in lot. Restrooms and main entrance all accessible.

Cascades Golf Course contracted with Kentucky Fairways in 2017 to replace 37,000 square yards of fairway on the nine-hole Ridge Course with Meyer Zoysia grass. Zoysia is popular with golfers and groundskeepers alike for its density, durability, and tolerance of both drought and summertime heat. The Ridge Course is scheduled to re-open for play in Spring 2018. Portions of the Pine Course will close in 2018 (watch for our six-hole “Pine Special”!) while holes 3 and 4 are reconfigured for the extension of the Cascades Park Trail from Clubhouse Drive north along Kinser Pike to West Rosewood Drive. The Pine Course will be closed for Zoysia installation in Fall 2018. Cascades Golf Course consists of three nine-hole courses, which can be combined to create three separate 18-hole configurations. The Quarry Course is the oldest of the three courses, dating back to 1928. The Quarry Course is a par-35, playing a maximum of 2,995 yards. The Pine Course was constructed in 1931 and is a par-36, playing a maximum of 3,135 yards. The Ridge Course is the newest course, opened in 2000. The Ridge Course is a par-36 which plays a maximum of 3,086 yards. Individual or group golf lessons may be scheduled with our on-site golf pro by calling 349-3764. Cascades offers amenities to meet the needs of any golfer. Leagues are offered for all ages. Beer and soft drinks are available for purchase from concessions. Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission regulations prohibits individuals from bringing their own alcoholic beverages onto the golf course.

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9 Holes green fees $13

Fairway Improvement Project

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Community Gardening

Community Gardening Grow closer to your food! Community Gardening offers a variety of gardening opportunities for individuals, families, groups, and organizations. Services provided in the gardens include the initial preparation of the garden area, water sources, maintained paths, composting facilities, fencing, the advice of program staff, and the Garden Beet newsletter. Communal tools are available for use at scheduled times during the week. Gardeners with disabilities or other limitations will find gardening support, including accessible raised beds and access to adaptive tools. Both gardens have plenty of conveniently located parking and are accessible by Bloomington Transit bus routes. Plots are available for use starting in mid-April. Some plots at Willie Streeter, including raised beds, and all plots at Butler Park allow for year-round use. Plots are rented on a season-long basis.

How to Register: Returning gardeners in good standing may renew the rental of the same plot(s) in which they gardened in 2017 between February 1–16. New gardeners and returning gardeners who wish to garden in an additional plot or in plot(s) other than those rented in 2017 may register on a first-come, first-served basis starting on February 20. For more information or to receive a registration packet, call 349-3704 or email communitygardens@bloomington.in.gov. To ensure gardening opportunities are available to all members of the Bloomington community, financial assistance is available for those in need to help cover garden plot rental fees. For more information or to receive an application, call the Parks and Recreation office at 349-3700.

Willie Streeter Community Gardens Located on South Highland Avenue near the YMCA, Willie Streeter Community Gardens are the Community Gardening program’s oldest and largest gardens. Since opening in 1984, the garden has grown to include 180 garden plots and raised beds. Code Cost Description 165202-A $37/in-city, $44/non-city Organic Small Plot (approx. 100 sq. ft) 165202-B $73/in-city, $85/non-city

Organic Large Plot (approx. 200 sq. ft)

165202-C $37/in-city, $44/non-city

Organic Raised Bed (32 sq. ft)

165202-D $73/in-city, $85/non-city

Conventional Large Plot (approx. 200 sq. ft)

Butler Park Community Gardens

Located in Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park at the intersection of West Ninth and North Fairview Streets, the Butler Park Community Garden enables gardeners to learn and practice the techniques of organic gardening in rented plots. Now in its eighth season, the garden includes 38 organic in-ground plots available in two sizes and three raised beds for rent. This garden area also supports the Community Gardening program’s partnership with Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, a local food resource center, by providing space for them to maintain a hoop house, expand their youth and gardening internship programs, and produce more food for those in need. Code Cost Description 165201-A $33/in-city, $38/non-city Organic Small Plot (approx. 95 sq. ft)

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165201-B $33/in-city, $38/non-city

Organic Raised Bed (approx. 32 sq. ft)

165201-C $51/in-city, $59/non-city

Organic Large Plot (approx. 140 sq. ft)

Plant a Row for the Hungry

To address local issues of community food security, Bloomington Parks and Recreation joins with Bloomingfoods Market and Deli, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Hilltop Garden and Nature Center, and Hoosier Hills Food Bank in encouraging gardeners to grow an extra row for a hungry family. In 2017, the campaign raised more than 27,500 pounds of fresh produce, which was distributed through the food bank to community members in need. For more information, contact kitowskir@bloomington.in.gov or call 349-3704.

See our gardening class offerings on page 35.


Call the Ice Information Hotline for public skating times, holiday skating hours, open ice times, special events, and weather-related closings.

Sports Facility/Programs Manager: Dee Tuttle Sports Facility/Programs Manager: Hsiung Marler Facility information: Ice pad, party room, locker rooms, restrooms, concessions, lobby, skate rental, skate sharpening Accessibility: Accessible lobby area and restrooms

Public Skating

Public Skating: October 13 through March 3 Monday through Friday: Noon–2:30 p.m. Friday: 7–9 p.m. Saturday: 1:30–3 p.m. 7–9 p.m. (Lunar Skating) 9:15–11 p.m. (Night Owl) Sunday: 3–5 p.m. General Admission: $6 Skate Rental: $3 New Skate Sharpening: $10 Skate Sharpening: $5 and $6 (immediate service) Economy Pass: $54 (10 sessions, excludes skate rental)

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Skate in a specially lit, lunar-like arena while listening to the best hits of the ‘80s, ‘90s and today courtesy of the Arena’s super-watt sound system. Groups of all sizes and skaters of all ability levels are welcome! Lunar skating involves the use of strobe and other special-effect lighting. Lunar Skating does not take place 12/30 or 1/6. Sa 10/14–2/24 • 7–9 p.m. $6 admission, $3 skate rental Enjoy late-night skating at the Frank Southern Ice Arena. Night Owl Skating does not take place 12/30 or 1/6. Sa 10/14–2/24 • 9:15–11 p.m. $6 admission, $3 skate rental This program provides a safe and positive experience for beginning hockey players. The primary focus of instruction is on skating, puck handling, passing, and shooting. Equipment required: a bicycle helmet, hockey stick, and a pair of any type of gloves. Su 1/14–2/18 • 1:45–2:45 p.m. Register by 1/12 • 125017-A $50/in-city, $55/non-city • For ages 5–14 yrs.

Spring Ice Show

Saturday, March 10 • 2 p.m.

Frank Southern Ice Arena • FREE admission The Skating School at Frank Southern Ice Arena presents the annual Spring Ice Show highlighting The Skating School, the IU Figure Skating Club, and the Bloomington Figure Skating Club. Skaters perform a variety of routines that demonstrate their newly acquired ice skating skills. Skating School participants should register for the last level in which they were enrolled, and must be able to attend the majority of the practice sessions.

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The schedule will be broken down further by levels, and communicated to participants. Sunday, March 4 • 3–4:45 p.m. Monday, March 5 • 5–7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 • 5–7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 • 5–7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8 • 5–7:30 p.m. Friday, March 9 • 5–7:30 p.m. (dress rehearsal) $30 • Register by 3/2.

Registration codes and skating levels: 125018-A • Tot 1–3 125018-B • Level 1 125018-C • Level 2 125018-D • Level 3 125018-E • Level 4 125018-F • Level 5

125018-G • Level 6 125018-H • Level 7 125018-I • Level 8 125018-J • Adult 125018-K • Figure Skating 125018-L • BFSC/IUFSC/Private Lessons

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Night Owl Skating

Hockey Initiation II

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Facilities—Frank Southern Ice Arena

FRANK SOUTHERN ICE ARENA Ice Information Hotline: 349-3741 • Office: 349-3740 • 2100 S. Henderson St.

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The Skating School at Frank Southern Ice Arena

The Skating School at Frank Southern SKATING Ice Arena—Session II Skating School curriculum is a combination of the best attributes SCHOOL The of the Ice Skating Institute’s Learn-to-Skate Program and the U.S.

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Figure Skating’s Basic Skills Program. The program helps skaters progress from level to level at a steady pace. Skaters will feel a sense of accomplishment as they master the skills necessary to become confident skaters in any ice sport.

All classes are 30 minutes in length and each session is eight weeks. In addition to class time, each skater is allotted 30 minutes of ice time for independent practice. Details on practice time will be given during the first week of lessons. Registration fee includes skate rental. Classes begin promptly at the listed times. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to put skates on. Non-registered individuals are not permitted on the ice at any time. All Tot skaters must have a safety (bicycle or skating) helmet.

Spring Ice Show

Saturday, March 10 • 2 p.m. See page 7 for more information.

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$75/in-city, $85/non-city for all sessions except Figure Skating, which is $95/in-city, $105/non-city

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Ages 2–5 yrs. For beginning skaters who need the security of having their parent on the ice with them. The parent must be on the ice during the class. Skaters build confidence through games and basic instruction. F 3:50–4:20 p.m. 125001-A Sa 11:05–11:35 a.m. 125001-B

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Ages 3–6 yrs. No previous skating experience required. Participants must be able to separate from parents. Learn to fall and recover, march in place and forward, beginning two-foot glide and dip in place. Th 5:30–6 p.m. 125002-A F 3:50-4:20 p.m. 125002-B Sa 10:30–11 a.m. 125002-C Sa 11:40 a.m.–12:10 p.m. 125002-D Sa 12:15–12:45 p.m. 125002-E

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Ages 3–6 yrs. For the skater who has passed Tot 1. Forward two-foot glide, dip, swizzles, backward wiggles and hop. Th 6:05–6:35 p.m. 125003-A F 3:50–4:20 p.m. 125003-B F 4:25–4:55 p.m. 125003-C Sa 11:40 a.m.–12:10 p.m. 125003-D Sa 12:15–12:45 p.m. 125003-E

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Ages 3–6 yrs. For the skater who has passed Tot 2. Improve forward skating and backward wiggles. Learn rocking horse, stop in place, and glide turns. Upon passing Tot 3, skaters proceed to Level 2. Th F F Sa

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For the skater who has passed Tot 3 or Level 1. Improve forward skating, swizzle, and rocking horse. Learn one-foot glides, backward swizzles, alternating pumps, moving stop and hop. Th 5:30–6 p.m. 125006-A F 4:25–4:55 p.m. 125006-B F 5–5:30 p.m. 125006-C Sa 10:30–11 a.m. 125006-D Sa 11:05–11:35 a.m. 125006-E Sa 12:45–1:15 p.m. 125006-F

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For the skater who has passed Level 2. Improve backward swizzles. Learn T-position pushes, slaloms, forward pumping, beginning spin, backward alternating pumps, and forward stroking. Th 5:30–6 p.m. 125007-A F 5–5:30 p.m. 125007-B Sa 10:30–11 a.m. 125007-C Sa 11:40 a.m.–12:10 p.m. 125007-D Sa 12:15–12:45 p.m. 125007-E

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For the skater who has passed Level 3. Learn backward two-foot glide, forward edges, two-foot turn turns, lateral marching, and two-foot spin entry. Th 5:30–6 p.m. 125008-A F 5–5:30 p.m. 125008-B Sa 11:05–11:35 a.m. 125008-C Sa 11:40 a.m.–12:10 p.m. 125008-D

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For the skater who has passed Level 4. Learn forward beginning crossovers; moving two-foot turns; backward stroking, one-foot glides, and stops; and side-toe hops. Continue two-foot spins. Th 6:05–6:35 p.m. 125009-A F 4:25–4:55 p.m. 125009-B Sa 10:30–11 a.m. 125009-C Sa 12:15-12:45 p.m. 125009-D

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For the skater who has passed Level 5. Learn advanced forward crossovers, backward pumping and edges, two-foot turn sequence, and beginning T-stop. Continue two-foot spins. Th F Sa Sa

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For the skater who has passed Level 6. Learn beginning backward crossovers, two-foot turns from backward to forward, forward outside three-turns, lunge or shoot-the-duck, bunny hop, T-stops, and beginning spiral. Continue two-foot spins. F 5–5:30 p.m. 125011-A Sa 11:05–11:35 a.m. 125011-B

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For the skater who has passed Level 7. Learn advanced backward crossovers and landing position, forward inside three-turns, mohawks, hockey stops, spirals, and connecting sequences. Continue two-foot spins. F 5–5:30 p.m. 125012-A Sa 11:05–11:35 a.m. 125012-B

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Ages 15 yrs. & up. For the skater with little or no on-ice experience. Learn basic forward and backward skating, swizzles, glides and stops. Th Sa

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Ages 15 yrs. & up. For the skater who has passed Adult 1. Learn advanced forward skating, backward glides and stops, forward jumps, edges, crossovers and two-foot turns. Sa

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Ages 15 yrs. & up. For the skater who has passed Adult 2. Learn backward pumps, edges, crossovers, three-turns, mohawks, advanced edges, spin and sequence. Sa

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Figure Skating

For the skater who has passed Level 8 OR optional addition for skaters currently enrolled in Level 7 or Level 8 who are interested in advanced skills. Emphasis on glides, spins, and jumps. Class time is divided into power skating and freestyle lessons. Enrollment includes eight 65-minute lessons. Th

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Ages 6–14 yrs. For the beginning skater. Learn marching, forward two-foot glide, dip, and swizzles, glide turns, backward wiggles, rocking horse and stop in place.

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The Skating School at Frank Southern Ice Arena

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Twin Lakes Recreation Center

1700 W. Bloomfield Rd. • 349-3720 bloomington.in.gov/TLRC Fax: 349-3707 Hours September 1–May 31: 

Monday–Friday: 6 a.m.–10 p.m. Saturday–Sunday: 7 a.m.–10 p.m. Christmas Eve (December 24): 7 a.m.–1 p.m. Christmas Day (December 25): Closed New Year’s Eve (December 31): 7 a.m.–1 p.m. New Year’s Day (January 1): Closed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 15): 6 a.m.–10 p.m. Spring Holiday (March 30): 6 a.m.–10 p.m. Easter (April 1): Closed

The Twin Lakes Recreation Center is making a number of facility improvements to better serve TLRC members and guests. A complete remodel of the members-only locker rooms and restrooms on the upper level was completed in November 2017, and solar panel installation work continues on the building’s roof. During 2018, the rubber flooring on the upper level will be replaced with a sounddeadening, impact-absorbing material that will make the weight machine and free weight area safer and more comfortable for workouts. Although these improvements may result in the temporary disruption of services and access to equipment, TLRC staff will do their best to minimize the disruption and communicate the status of projects to members. For more information about planned facility projects, contact the Twin Lakes Recreation Center general manager, Mark Sterner, at 349-3768 or sternerm@bloomington.in.gov.

Daily admissions (non-member)

• Adults ages 18–59 yrs.: $8 • Youth ages 7–17 yrs. and adults ages 60 yrs. and up: $7 • Youth ages 6 yrs. and younger admitted free with adult 18 yrs. and up.

Membership benefits

The Twin Lakes Recreation Center provides members with many choices to create a wellness plan that offers variety and challenge. Stop by and see how the TLRC can be a part of your fitness goals. Membership benefits include:

Facility Manager: Mark Sterner Facility Coordinator: Daren Eads Membership Coordinator: Megan Stark Aquatics/Program Coordinator: Chelsea Price

• Indoor 1/5-mile rubberized track • Five basketball courts • Indoor turf field • Expanded weight room • Updated cardio studio • Two group exercise studios

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• FREE group exercise for members • Discounted personal training packages • Renovated restrooms and locker rooms

Memberships*

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Student Under 18 yrs. or with valid college or university ID

$30/month Automatically debited from your bank account each month.

$30/month Payable by cash, check, or credit card each month at the TLRC.

$155 One up-front payment. Savings of $25 over monthly rate.

$270 One up-front payment. Savings of $90 over monthly rate.

Adult

$35/month Automatically debited from your bank account each month.

$40/month Payable by cash, check, or credit card each month at the TLRC.

$200 One up-front payment. Savings of $40 over monthly rate.

$360 One up-front payment. Savings of $120 over monthly rate.

Senior age 60 yrs. and up

$30/month Automatically debited from your bank account each month.

$35/month Payable by cash, check, or credit card each month at the TLRC.

$175 One up-front payment. Savings of $35 over monthly rate.

$315 One up-front payment. Savings of $105 over monthly rate.

Two Person Must reside in the same household.

$55/month Automatically debited from your bank account each month.

$60/month Payable by cash, check, or credit card each month at the TLRC.

$300 One up-front payment. Savings of $60 over monthly rate.

$540 One up-front payment. Savings of $180 over monthly rate.

Two Seniors age 60 yrs. and up. Must reside in the same household.

$45/month Automatically debited from your bank account each month.

$50/month Payable by cash, check, or credit card each month at the TLRC.

$250 One up-front payment. Savings of $50 over monthly rate.

$450 One up-front payment. Savings of $150 over monthly rate.

Family Max. 2 adults and dependent children living in the same household

$65/month Automatically debited from your bank account each month.

$70/month Payable by cash, check, or credit card each month at the TLRC.

$350 One up-front payment. Savings of $70 over monthly rate.

$630 One up-front payment. Savings of $210 over monthly rate.

*There is a one-time capital fee of $20 for each new member. **Automatic Monthly Debit requires a 12-month commitment. Cancelling before the 12-month commitment is reached will result in a $20 early termination fee. ***Automatic Monthly Debit, Six-month and 12-month memberships can be put on freeze for up to three months in a 12-month period.


Party Room rental includes tables and chairs. Decorating, setup, and cleanup must be done during the rental time, or additional time can be added. Renters are responsible for their own decorations, party supplies, tableware, food service utensils, and equipment (e.g. basketballs, footballs, and soccer balls). $45/hour for use of the party room only $65/hour includes use of one basketball court $80/hour includes use of Studio A or B $105/hour includes use of the turf (April–September) $130/hour includes use of the turf (October–March) The studios offer wood floors and full-length mirrors. Court, turf, and studio room rental time runs simultaneously with the party room rental time.

For more information on booking a party, call 349-3720. Rental fees MUST be paid in full at the time of the reservation to secure the date.

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Program Room Studio A Studio B Basketball practice/court Basketball competition/tournament

$45 $65 $60 $25/hour $40/per court/per hour

Turf field non-prime (April–September)

$70/hour

Turf field prime (October–March)

$100/hour

Entire Lower Level

$155/hour

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For more information, see page 29.

Parks Partners at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center The Twin Lakes Recreation Center receives thousands of visits every year. It’s where community members go in pursuit of healthy, active lifestyles, and is a destination for players, coaches, spectators, and parents who come for local and regional basketball, soccer, and other sports tournaments. To find out more about adding the TLRC to your company’s marketing strategy, learn about Parks Partners on page 38.

Healthy Heart Tip! See pages 29–33 for fitness, wellness, sports, and ongoing adult programs at the TLRC.

Schedule your workout into your daily planner, for example: Tuesday, 4:30–5:30 p.m. basketball. If you treat it like a meeting or appointment, chances are you are not going to skip it!

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As the cost of health care continues to grow, companies are exploring ways to prevent illness and reduce health risks for their employees while realizing the overall benefits of a healthy workforce. From a healthy lifestyle to a healthy workplace, the TLRC staff is here to help you customize a wellness program that fits your company’s goals and health care mission. For more information, contact our Membership Coordinator, Megan Stark, at 349-3770 or starme@bloomington.in.gov.

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Allison-Jukebox Community Center 351 S. Washington St. • 349-3731 (see page 4) Banneker Community Center 930 W. Seventh St. • 349-3735 (see page 4) Bryan Park Pool 1020 S. Woodlawn Ave. • 349-3780 • concessions (open seasonally) Cascades Golf Course 3550 N. Kinser Pk. • 349-3764 (see page 5) City Hall/Showers Common 401 N. Morton St. • 349-3700 (office open 8 a.m.–5 p.m.) Frank Southern Ice Arena 2100 S. Henderson St. • 349-3740 • concessions (see page 7) Mills Pool 1100 W. 14th St. • 349-3781 (open seasonally) Twin Lakes Recreation Center 1700 W. Bloomfield Rd. • 349-3720 • concessions (see pages 10–11)

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PARKS (see page 14 for shelter and ballfield rental information) Broadview Park 740 W. Graham Dr. Brown's Woods Basswood Dr./Just East of Hwy. 37 (undeveloped property) Bryan Park 1001 S. Henderson St. Building Trades Park 619 W. Howe St. Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park and Community Gardens 812 W. Ninth St. • Storywalk Trail Crestmont Park 600 W. 16th St. Has an 18-hole frisbee golf course. Ferguson Dog Park 4300 N. Stone Mill Rd. Has dog rinse and waste bag stations. Goat Farm 2000 E. Winslow Rd. (undeveloped property) Griffy Lake Nature Preserve 3300 N. Headley Rd. • 349-3732 (see page 27) • trails and boating Highland Village Park 950 S. Harvey Dr. Latimer Woods 3200 E. Buick Cadillac Blvd. Leonard Springs Nature Park 4685 S. Leonard Springs Rd. Lower Cascades Park 2851 N. Old State Rd. 37. Miller-Showers Park 1500 N. College Ave. Olcott Park 2300 E. Canada Dr. Park Ridge East Park 4221 E. Morningside Dr. Park Ridge Park 3421 E. Longview Dr. Peoples Park 501 E. Kirkwood Ave. • Little Library RCA Community Park 1400 W. RCA Park Dr. Has two pickleball courts. Rose Hill Cemetery 1100 W. Fourth St. • 349-3498. Has dog waste bags. Schmalz Farm Park 3010 E. Daniel St. Seminary Park 100 W. Second St. Sherwood Oaks Park 1600 E. Elliston Dr. Skate Park at Upper Cascades 2602 N. Kinser Pk. Has bowl, ramps, rails, and skating terrain. Southeast Park 1600 Sycamore Ct. Switchyard Park 245 W. Grimes Ln. (undeveloped) The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 331 S. Washington St. (formerly Third Street Park) Twin Lakes Sports Park 2350 W. Bloomfield Rd. Upper Cascades Park 3550 N. Kinser Pk. Wapehani Mountain Bike Park 3401 W. Wapehani Rd. White Oak Cemetery 1200 W. Seventh St. • 349-3498 Winslow Sports Complex 2800 S. Highland Ave. Winslow Woods Park/Willie Streeter Community Gardens 2120 S. Highland Ave.

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Shelter Rentals and Ballfield Rentals

Shelter House Rentals

Ballfield Rentals

Shelter house reservations may be made in person at the Bloomington Parks and Recreation office, Monday– Friday, from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Shelter reservations may also be made online. Shelters are available for rental April 1 through October 31. Reservations are accepted year round on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bryan Park Fields 1 and 2

$50 weekdays/$53 weekends and holidays

Bryan Park ballfield 3 is available for rent seven days a week for baseball or softball practices. The field is unlighted and rents for $10/hr. For reservation information, contact Scott Pedersen at 349-3774 or pederses@bloomington.in.gov. Reservations must be made in person at the Parks and Recreation office in City Hall.

Bryan Park—Henderson Shelter

This shelter is near Henderson St. and houses 25–30 people. The shelter has a grill and water.

Bryan Park—North Shelter

$50 weekdays/$53 weekends and holidays

This shelter is located near the north side of the park. It houses approximately 25–30 people and has a grill, water, and electrical outlets.

Bryan Park—Woodlawn Group Shelter $63 weekdays/$78 weekends and holidays

This shelter is near Woodlawn Ave. It houses approximately 120 people, is wheelchair accessible, and has grills, electrical outlets, lights, and water.

Building Trades Park Shelter

$50 weekdays/$53 weekends and holidays

Across from IU Health Bloomington on Second St., this shelter houses 25–30 people. It is wheelchair accessible, and has a grill.

Lower Cascades Park—Sycamore Shelter $73 weekdays/$88 weekends and holidays

Located in the lower portion of Cascades Park, this shelter houses approximately 75 people. Bathrooms (open seasonally) are a part of the building, and the shelter has grills, electrical outlets, lights, fireplace, water, drinking fountain, playground access, and a large parking lot. It is wheelchair accessible.

Lower Cascades Park—Waterfall Shelter $63 weekdays/$78 weekends and holidays

This shelter houses approximately 75 people. It has electrical outlets, lights, a fireplace, playground access, grills, drinking fountain, and a sand volleyball court nearby.

Olcott Park—Young Pavilion

$63 weekdays/$78 weekends and holidays

Bryan Park ballfields 1 and 2 are available for rent Saturdays and Sundays for baseball and softball practices. These fields are unlighted and rent for $10/hr. For reservation information, contact Dee Tuttle at 349-3762 or tuttled@bloomington.in.gov.

Bryan Park Field 3

Butler Park Field

Butler Park ballfield is available for rent seven days a week. Butler has a 200' fence. The field is unlighted and rents for $10/hr. For reservation information, contact Scott Pedersen at 349-3774 or pederses@bloomington.in.gov. Reservations must be made in person at the Parks and Recreation office in City Hall.

Lower Cascades Park

Lower Cascades Park has two 200' fenced fields with lights. Lower Cascades ballfields are located at 3601 N. Old State Road 37. For reservation information, contact Scott Pedersen at 349-3774 or pederses@bloomington.in.gov.

Olcott Park

Olcott Park has two multi-purpose fields that can be used for a variety of activities including soccer and football. For reservation information, contact Dee Tuttle at 349-3762 or tuttled@bloomington.in.gov.

Twin Lakes Sports Park

Twin Lakes has four 300' fenced fields with lights. For reservation information contact Hsiung Marler at 349-3742 or marlerh@bloomington.in.gov.

Winslow Sports Complex

Winslow Sports Complex has four 200' fenced fields with lights and two senior baseball fields with lights. For reservation information, contact Dee Tuttle at 349-3762 or tuttled@bloomington.in.gov.

This round pavilion can accommodate 50–75 people. It is wheelchair accessible, has picnic tables, a group grill, and electrical outlets.

RCA Community Park—Small Shelter $50 weekdays/$53 weekends and holidays

Located off Rockport Rd./Countryside Ln. on RCA Park Dr., this accessible shelter houses approximately 25–30 people. It has a grill.

RCA Community Park—Large Shelter $58 weekdays/$68 weekends and holidays

This shelter can accommodate 85 people and has adult and children’s picnic tables, group grills, electrical outlets and lights, and is wheelchair accessible.

Upper Cascades Park—Lions Den Shelter

Twin Lakes Sports Park

$63 weekdays/$78 weekends and holidays

This accessible shelter can accommodate 100–120 people. An accessible playground is nearby, with adult and children’s picnic tables, electrical outlets, lights, two grills, and a drinking fountain located at the shelter.

Winslow Woods Park Shelter

Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department

Located off S. Highland Ave., this accessible shelter houses approximately 120 people and has grills and an accessible playground, electrical outlets, lights, and a drinking fountain.

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April–September 8 a.m.–1 p.m. October–November 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

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401 N. Morton St.

June–September 4–7 p.m.

Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market

Come join us at the largest Farmers’ Market in Indiana every Saturday morning, April-November, where you can find fresh, locally grown produce and much more! The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market is a treasure trove of farm products including fruits, vegetables, flowers, meats and cheeses, as well as annual and perennial plants. And don’t forget about the prepared food section where vendors rustle up a variety of tasty treats for your enjoyment. Shop, socialize, and help support our community’s farmers. Keep your eye out for special events throughout the season! The Farmers’ Market is smoke free. Restrooms and an ATM are available in City Hall during Market hours. Pets are not permitted on the paved area of Showers Common (where farm vendors display their goods) nor in the Market B-Line Café area.

Farmers’ Market Advisory Council

The Farmers’ Market Advisory Council consists of nine members representing Market customers and vendors. The Council acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of Park Commissioners and Market staff on policy matters relating to the Farmers’ Market. Meetings are usually held at 5:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month in the Parks and Recreation conference room, Suite 250 in City Hall and are open to the public. For more information, contact Marcia Veldman at 349-3738 or veldmanm@bloomington.in.gov.

The Market Doubles SNAP Benefits

Use your Hoosier Works Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card to exchange Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for Market Bucks. We double the value of your EBT/SNAP purchase at both Saturday and Tuesday Markets. Spend up to $18 with your EBT card and get up to $36 of fresh food per visit. The Market Bucks are available in $3 increments inside City Hall during Market hours. Market Bucks can be used like cash to purchase eligible food items including fruits, vegetables, eggs, breads, honey, maple syrup, meat, cheese, and other dairy products from participating Market vendors.

Farmers’ Market Gift Certificates

Can’t find a gift for your freshest friend? Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market has you covered. Farmers’ Market gift certificates are redeemable with most Market vendors. Find them in the City Hall Atrium during Market hours, purchasable with cash or check. Also found in the Parks and Recreation office, Suite 250 in City Hall.

Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market

Saturday Market Parking

Parking regulations are enforced on Saturdays. Free Market Parking:

• North of City Hall in all Red and IU “EM-S” Permit spaces.

Pay Market Parking:

Farmers’ Market/Community Events

Saturdays

• On-street metered spaces ($1/hour) • Morton Street Garage—entrance on Morton Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets ($0.50/hour)

Bike Parking:

• Bike parking is plentiful with temporary racks along the B-Line Trail and additional racks in front of City Hall.

Call to Artists 2018 Season

To receive full consideration, applications must be received by February 16 at 5 p.m.

A Fair of the Arts is held the second Saturdays of the season, May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, and October 13. Accepted local and regional artists display, demonstrate and sell their art on the brick plaza during the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market. Email Crystal Ritter at ritterc@bloomington.in.gov or call 349-3725 for more information regarding product guidelines and criteria for selecting artists or to receive an application. There is a non-refundable $15 annual application fee in addition to a $55 booth fee per fair.

Artists are selected through a competitive jury process and acceptance is not guaranteed.

bloomington.in.gov/parks

Bloomington Parks and Recreation invites local artists to apply to participate in A Fair of the Arts, a juried arts and fine crafts fair. A Fair of the Arts is held at Showers Plaza, an outdoor festival site adjacent to City Hall at Eighth and Morton Streets.

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Community Events

Bring movies and music to city parks this summer! arch 3 Saturday, M E E R 1- 4 p .m . • F nt. For ages 1-8

Embrace Bloomington’s love of music and community and promote local bands by supporting Bloomington Parks and Recreation’s Performing Arts Series. During 2017, more than 5,000 people visited Bloomington’s beautiful city parks to hear our finest local musicians and see family movies on the big screen. Your business can reach this audience of active and engaged members of the Bloomington community with a season-long Performing Arts Series sponsorship. Your business will receive name recognition throughout the Performing Arts Series season, which stretches over 15 separate concerts that take place June through August, and six movies that play through August and September. There are four concert sponsorship levels to fit your budget, and all include the opportunity to be an important part of what makes Bloomington special! Diamond Record: $2,500 Silver Record: $500 Platinum Record: $1,200 Movie Sponsor: $400 Gold Record: $800

For a complete list of sponsor benefits, and to find out more about how your business can be a part of the 2018 Performing Arts Series, contact Crystal Ritter at 349-3725 or email ritterc@bloomington.in.gov. For additional sponsorship opportunities, see page 38.

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ry, y Public Libra nt u o C e o nr o M wood Ave. 303 E. Kirk

Don’t sit at home with nothing to do! Come to the library for a birthday woo-hoo. It’s Seusspicious Behavior, so the folks say, And we’re celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Bloomington North performs a play that is funny, Come to the library; you don’t need any money! See a lot of good tricks. We will show them to you. Your mother will not mind at all if we do! With snacks and crafts and fun games to play, Bloomington Parks and Recreation makes a Seussrific day! Co-sponsored by:

No snow is required for our outdoor celebration of everything winter! Snowman Village! Buy a snowman template for $5, take it home, and decorate it with your own creativity! Bring your fabulous Frosty to Winter Palooza for display in the Snowman Village, and to compete for “Best Snowman” prizes!

ce our midwestern winter wonderland! Experien

Saturday, February 10 2–5 p.m. • Olcott Park Admission: $5 Family pass: $20

(provides admittance to Winter Palooza for up to five members of the same family)

Sponsored by

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Mush! Be the lead dog in a human dogsled team, and race your way around our Indiana Iditarod course. Dogsleds provided! Pick up a Snow Snake and compete in our Snow Snake races! Don't worry—Snow Snakes won't bite! Play active, winter Wii games in our outdoor living room. Snow Wars—The icicle strikes back! You'll love our safe version of a snowball fight. Have a Snow Cone—because it's winter!

Other great games at Winter Palooza include Snowball Cornhole, Penguin Bowling, the Snowman Slam, winter crafts, face painting, a photo booth, and more!


Miller-Showers Park • FREE • Bring your own seating.

Thursday, March 15 • 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Twin Lakes Recreation Center $3/person Spring is coming! Time to fling off the winter blues and get active! Keep the entire family active during spring break at the Spring Fling.

• Experience a thrill on a ride inside a Zorb Ball—also known as a NEW! human-sized hamster ball. • Test your skills and resolve in a game of jumbo Jenga, and bring out your inner builder and engineer while making creations with our large-scale building kit known as the Rigamajig. • Try yoga with our Health and Wellness Coordinator. • Watch and participate in an aerial silks demo. • Have some good old-fashioned fun with other lively games and activities. •E  arn bragging rights as you compete against friends and family on an obstacle course.

Friday, April 20 • 6:30–7:30 p.m. Nature topic: April Showers

Community Events

Nature sings, and her music touches all our lives. From the low, sad moan of an autumn wind to the melodious trills of spring frogs, the sounds of nature enfold us in every season and mood. The Nature Sounds series combines a live, acoustic performance by local musicians with an educational nature presentation about the sounds made and found in all of our outdoor spaces.

Friday, May 18 • 6:30–7:30 p.m. Nature topic: May Flowers For more information, contact Crystal Ritter at 349-3725 or ritterc@bloomington.in.gov. For weather-related updates, call the Community Events Hotline at 349-3754.

Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department btownparks

Bloomington’s favorite event for family fun! Saturday, March 24 • 1–4 p.m. Monroe Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave.

bloomington.in.gov/parks

For an afternoon of active games and take-home crafts, look no further than the Children’s Expo! Parents with elementary- and preschool-age children have plenty of options to take part in a huge variety of interactive games and activities. While at the Children’s Expo, take time to stroll through the Camp Fair and find the perfect summertime adventure for your child! The annual Children’s Expo also includes free wellness assessments and exhibits by businesses and organizations with products and services just for children and families. Don’t miss this year’s Children’s Expo! ! W N E Expo Lounge with kid-friendly food and drink available for purchase. Grab a snack or meal (cash only) and refuel for more expo fun! For more information about becoming a Children’s Expo sponsor, call Sarah Owen at 349-3739. For information about reserving your booth space at the Children’s Expo, call 349-3747 or 349-3718.

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Community Events

Wednesday, May 9 3–6 p.m. • FREE Twin Lakes Recreation Center Changing the Way We Age

Follow Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department on Facebook, or btownparks on Instagram, to find out where and when we will hold new “pop-up” programs in the parks!

For more than 40 years, the 50+ Expo has been the community’s premier showcase of businesses and organizations whose products and services are geared toward baby boomers, seniors, caregivers, friends and family.

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The event includes:

Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department

Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department

• A large expo filled with a variety of exhibitors and free health screenings by local health care professionals • A community area with representatives from recreation, music, art, and other local activity clubs • A quick-draw caricaturist, entertainment ... and more.

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For more information about the 50+ Expo, contact Bill Ream at 349-3748 or reamw@bloomington.in.gov.

Exhibitors provide a variety of information at the 50+ Expo! Photo by Julie Ramey.

Bloomington Bikes Month

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May is National Bike Month. Look for details in the Summer 2018 program guide.


Toy Time

The Banneker Community Center is brimming with toys and activities for your child, and comfortable carpeting and seating for you! Activities are frequently provided by Banneker staff and community partners while the play room is open for free play. Participation is free, and registration is not required. There is no Toy Time when the Banneker Community Center is closed. M–F 1/8–5/25 • 9 a.m.–noon FREE • For ages newborn–5 yrs. w/parent Banneker Community Center

NEW!

Solar Celebration

Explore the power of the sun during a Solar Celebration! Children and adults conduct easy experiments to learn more about how solar energy impacts our daily lives, the Banneker Center, and our entire community. Sa 4/21 • 10 a.m.–noon • Register by 4/20 • 175307-A FREE • For ages 3–12 yrs. w/parent. Banneker Community Center

Preschool

Living and Learning

Baby Time

This drop-in, half-hour snuggle and play time is set aside for you and baby. Sing, dance, wiggle, tickle, and read together, plus meet other adults with young children. Participation is free, and registration is not required. There is no Baby Time when the Banneker Community Center is closed. Instructor: Jennifer Perry W 1/10–5/9 • 11–11:30 a.m. FREE • For ages 2 yrs. and under w/parent. Banneker Community Center

Preschool Story Hour

Storybooks come alive on Monday mornings. Music, movement, and making new friends enhance the richness of children’s literature. Crafts and hands-on activities extend the fun and learning. Preschool Story Hour takes place every Monday from 10-11 a.m. Participation is free, and registration is not required. There is no Preschool Story Hour on days when the Banneker Community Center is closed. Instructor: Jennifer Perry M 1/8–5/7 • 10–11 a.m. FREE • For all ages Banneker Community Center

STEAM Power!

NEW!

Preschoolers explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math through the power of story. We’ll build, create, learn, and play with tales like the Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Th 2/1–3/8 • 10–11 a.m. • Register by 1/31 • 175305-A $30/in-city, $35/non-city • For ages 3–5 yrs. w/parent. Banneker Community Center

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard’s garden educators visit the Banneker Community Center on Wednesdays this spring with free garden programming for preschoolers and parents. You and your child can explore Banneker’s garden space and get your hands dirty doing preschool garden projects and arts and crafts while learning about food and gardening. This program is free, but registration is required. Instructor: Georgia O’Connor W 3/28–5/16 • 10–11 a.m. • Register by 3/28 • 175306-A FREE • For ages 2–6 yrs. w/parent Banneker Community Center

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Preschool

Information in red indicates a change made since this guide was printed.

Sports and Fitness FRANK SOUTHERN ICE ARENA Public Skating • The Skating School See pages 7–9.

Basketball Future Stars

Future Stars is an introduction to basketball for preschool children. The focus is on learning how to dribble, pass, shoot, play defense, and team play in fun environment. Parent participation is welcome and encouraged. Wednesday Future Stars is cancelled when MCCSC classes are cancelled. W 1/31–3/7 • 4:45–5:30 p.m. • Register by 1/26 • 150303-A $50 • For ages 3–5 yrs. w/parent. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Turf Time for Toddlers

The indoor turf field at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center provides you and your young child with ample space to run, play, and practice ball throwing, catching and kicking skills. This free-time play is parent or caretaker supervised physical play. TLRC staff does not supervise this area during the program and children cannot be dropped off without supervision. For more information, contact the TLRC at 349-3720. Tu, Th • 9:30–10:30 a.m. $5, FREE for TLRC members • For ages 1–6 yrs. w/parent. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Physical Fridays

Does your little one have energy to burn? Visit the Banneker Community Center’s “indoor playground” filled with balls, toys, and tumbling mats. When youngsters are tired of running and jumping, Banneker’s third-floor playroom is open for freetime play. Drop in to share active time with your toddler, and meet other families in the community. Children must be accompanied by an adult. F 1/12–5/11 • 9:30–11:30 a.m. FREE • For all ages. Banneker Community Center

Softball Skills Academy by Diamond Dynamics

Register online at jumpstartsports.com. Instructor: Zach Hensel

Rookie Baseball

A fun introduction to coach-pitch baseball for 5- and 6-yearolds. Players receive instruction in all basics of the sport, and will apply what they have learned in games. The games are non-competitive and no scores are kept. Players who are not able to hit a pitched ball will be able to use a tee while learning. Parents are welcome to assist. Each session includes instruction and game play. Registration is ongoing. Sa 4/28–6/9 • noon–1:15 p.m. $70 • For ages 5–6 yrs. w/parent. Lower Cascades Park, ballfields

T-Birds Tee Ball

Instructional tee ball for 3- and 4-year-olds. Players learn the basics of catching, fielding, throwing, and hitting, then apply what they’ve learned in fun, non-competitive games. Parents are encouraged to participate in the coaching and are provided practice plans and assistance with coaching young children. Registration is ongoing. Sa 4/28–6/9 • 10 a.m.–noon $70• For ages 3–4 yrs. w/parent. Lower Cascades Park, ballfields

See page 25.

Turf Tigers

Players ages 4-5 yrs. join Coach Chris for a terrific introduction to the world’s most popular game! Classes feature ageappropriate activities and small-sided games to promote balance, coordination, creativity and comfort with the ball! Class does not meet during MCCSC Spring Break week. Instructor: Chris Doran Registration is ongoing at bloomingtonsoccer.net. Winter: M 1/8–2/12 • 5–5:45 p.m. Winter: Th 1/11–2/15 • 5–5:45 p.m. Winter: F 1/12–2/16 • 5–5:45 p.m. Spring I: M 2/19–4/2 • 5–5:45 p.m. Spring I: Th 2/22–4/5 • 5–5:45 p.m. Spring I: F 2/23–4/6 • 5–5:45 p.m. Spring II: M 4/9–5/14 • 5–5:45 p.m. Spring II: Th 4/12–5/17 • 5–5:45 p.m. $65 • For ages 4–5 yrs. • Twin Lakes Recreation Center

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See page 24.

See page 33.

Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department btownparks


See page 19.

Youth

Living and Learning

Break Days Summer fun ... when school’s out!

Bloomington’s favorite event for family fun!

Saturday, March 24 1–4 p.m. See page 17.

Break Day

Code

Fee Register by

Wednesday, December 27

94501-D

$35 12/18/2017

Thursday, December 28

94501-E

$35 12/18/2017

Friday, December 29

94501-F

$35 12/18/2017

Wednesday, January 3

94501-G

$35 12/18/2017

Thursday, January 4

94501-H

$35 12/18/2017

Friday, January 5

94501-I

$35 12/18/2017

Sports and Fitness Personal Training See page 29.

Special Olympics Indiana— Monroe County See page 34.

Monday, March 12

94501-J

Tuesday, March 13

94501-K

Wednesday, March 14

94501-L

$35 3/5/2018 $35 3/5/2018 $35 3/5/2018

Thursday, March 15

94501-M

$35

3/5/2018

Friday, March 16

94501-N

$35

3/5/2018

Tuesday, May 8

94501-O

$35

5/1/2018

Allison-Jukebox Community Center 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Break Days are for students in grades K–6.

Tennis and Pickleball Courts in City Parks

Public play on tennis courts at Winslow Sports Complex, Bryan Park, Southeast Park, Park Ridge East, Sherwood Oaks Park, and RCA Community Park is permitted whenever courts are not being used by Bloomington Parks and Recreation. Available hours are posted at each site. Pickleball courts are available at RCA Community Park. For facility and membership information, see pages 10–11.

Registration fee is $35/student/day, and includes all snacks, field trips, and activity supplies for the entire day. Lunch is not provided.

For more information about scholarships, call 349-3700 or email parks@bloomington.in.gov. For more information, contact Amy Shrake at 349-3747 or shrakea@bloomington.in.gov.

G OLF

COU RS E

See page 5.

FRANK SOUTHERN ICE ARENA Public Skating • The Skating School See pages 7–9.

bloomington.in.gov/break-days See page 33.

bloomington.in.gov/parks

Online registration is not available for Break Days. To register, visit bloomington.in.gov/break-days to download the registration and health forms. Register in person at the Bloomington Parks and Recreation office. There is a $5 late fee applied to registrations received after the deadline as space allows.

For programs, see pages 29–33.

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Kid City Summer Camps

Kid City is ACA Accredited! All Kid City Original and Quest programs are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association. This nationally recognized accreditation focuses on program quality, health and safety issues, and requires us to review every facet of our operation. Kid City has voluntarily submitted to this independent appraisal done by camp experts and has earned this mark of distinction.

Celebrating 25 years of camp fun! Camp registration opens March 2! Session

Date

Additional transportation provided by

(grades for the 2018–2019 school year)

Camp, grades, and theme

Registration fee in-city/non-city

Registration and payment due by

A

June 4–8

• Original (K–4) Theme: Space Station Vacation • Quest (5–7)

$170/$175 $160/$165

5/29 at 5 p.m.

B

June 11–15

• Original (K–4) Theme: Crazy Concoctions • Quest (5–7)

$170/$175 $160/$165

6/4 at 5 p.m.

C

June 18–22

• Original (K–4) Theme: Under the Sea • Quest (5–7)

$170/$175 $160/$165

6/11 at 5 p.m.

D

June 25–29

• Original (K–4) Theme: Kid City Survivor • Quest (5–7)

$170/$175 $160/$165

6/18 at 5 p.m.

E

July 2–6

• Original (K–4) Theme: Greek Week • Quest (5–7)

$136/$140 $128/$132

6/25 at 5 p.m.

F

July 9–13

• Original (K–4) Theme: In the Spotlight • Quest (5–7)

$170/$175 $160/$165

7/2 at 5 p.m.

G

July 16–20

• Original (K–4) Theme: Jungle Book • Quest (5–7)

$170/$175 $160/$165

7/9 at 5 p.m.

H

July 23–27

• Original (K–4) Theme: The Amazing Race • Quest (5–7)

$170/$175 $160/$165

7/16 at 5 p.m.

I

July 30–August 3

• Original (K–4) Theme: Kid City Campout • Quest (5–7)

$170/$175 $160/$165

7/23 at 5 p.m.

*No camp July 4.

* Session E: No camp July 4. The cost for this session is prorated. • For all camps, a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $35 per session per child is due at the time of registration. This deposit is applied to the session fee. Session registrations and payments are due in full by 5 p.m. the Monday prior to the start of a selected session. Registration materials can be downloaded from the website (bloomington.in.gov/kidcity). Online registration is not available for any Kid City camp program. • Cancellations must be completed prior to the registration deadline in order to be eligible for refund. • All late registrations require a $35 administration fee in addition to the registration fee. • Camp session reservations not paid in full by the due date will be cancelled, and the $35 deposit forfeited. • Registrations are accepted at the Parks and Recreation office or by mail at 401 N. Morton St., Ste. 250, Bloomington, IN 47404. If your child is already registered for camp, credit card payment can be made online, or over the phone at 349-3700.

Our camp staff are enthusiastic, well-trained adults. All staff are CPR and First Aid certified and adhere to the highest professional standards set forth by the American Camp Association and the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department.

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Parents are responsible for transporting their child/ren to and from camp each day. Once at camp, city buses and passenger vans are used to transport campers to and from field trips that are not within walking distance. Only trained, licensed drivers transport campers.

Please bring: a sack lunch and water bottle, a swimsuit and towel, and any special sunscreen, bug spray or medications. We recommend providing your camper with a durable backpack to carry these items. Do not bring money, toys, or cell phones.


In order to support the success and safety of all individuals registered and participating in Kid City summer camps, it is important that participants are indeed “camp ready.” To assist in determining if your child is “camp ready,” the following criteria have been developed: • Participant is able to participate in the camp program independently or with reasonable accommodations. • Participant is age appropriate (ages 5–14 yrs.) Participants may be aged up or down one grade level with director approval. • Participant is able to use the restroom independently or with minimal verbal prompting. • Participant is comfortable with, and able to interact in, a group environment. • Participant interacts and participates in camp in a manner that is physically and emotionally safe for themselves and others. Our camps are inclusive, serving children with and without disabilities. Inclusion services are available for accommodation needs and support options for your child. Reasonable accommodation requests and registration must be made at least two weeks prior to the registration deadline. For more information, contact the Inclusive Recreation Coordinator, Amy Shake, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, at 349-3747.

Kid City Original

At Kid City Original a new experience awaits every day! Campers explore the world around them with field trips and special events. Daily programs give campers the chance to try specialized activities in the areas of nature and the outdoors, sports and games, and arts and media. Our unique weekly themes provide something fun for everyone! We give every child a summer to remember. Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:6 for grade K. Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:8 for grades 1–4.*

Ivy Tech Summer Camps

For more information or to register for Ivy Arts or College for Kids, contact Ivy Tech at 812-330-4400 https://www.ivytech.edu/bloomington/cll/5860.html. For more information about afternoon camp sessions, call 349-3731.

College for Kids!

Ivy Tech Community College—Bloomington is teaming up with Bloomington Parks and Recreation’s Kid City summer camp to bring four unique week-long camps to participants ages 11–14 yrs. Ivy Tech offers fun college-style classes in the morning and then Kid City staff transport the campers for an afternoon of games, field trips, or swimming. Campers enjoy a variety of program choices. Session I: June 11–15 Session II: June 18–22 Session III: June 25–29 Session IV: July 9–13

Ivy Arts for Kids

Kid City Summer Camps

Is my child ready for camp?

Create works of art in both 2D and 3D with media such as paint, pencil, and ceramics. Combine a session of Ivy Arts for Kids with active and engaging recreation opportunities at Kid City! Camps meet Monday through Friday for two weeks. Cost includes all programming and materials at Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center and Kid City, transportation in between programs, and an afternoon snack. Campers should bring a sack lunch. Session I: June 4–15 Session II: June 18–29 Session III: July 2–13 (Camp does not meet July 4) Session IV: July 16–27

Kid City Quest

Counselor in Training

Want to be a Kid City staff member? See page 26.

*Denotes maximum staff-to-camper ratio in accordance with the American Camp Association National Standards.

bloomington.in.gov/parks

Youth in grades 5–7 want a different kind of camp experience, and they get it in Kid City Quest! Quest campers are actively engaged in activities separate from younger Kid City Original campers. Space is dedicated to Questers, where they can hang out with friends and be themselves. Camp offers a break from technology, replacing it with participation in the community. Kid City Quest also keeps campers involved in traditional camp favorites such as swimming, crafts, library time, games and field trips! Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:10.*

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Youth

For information about the league or season, contact league coordinator Scott Pedersen at 349-3774 or pederses@bloomington.in.gov or Chelsea Price at 349-3769 or pricec@bloomington.in.gov.

at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Middle School

Middle school boys and girls (grades 7–8) play on separate teams in this league, which focuses on basketball skill development and applying skills in game situations. The season includes a weekly practice, a weekly game, and concludes with a single-elimination tournament. Practice days and times are determined by the coach. Player/parent requests for placement on specific teams will not be accepted. •R  egistration deadline is Friday, January 5. Registrations will not be accepted after the deadline. • Season runs January 15–March 10. • Practices begin the week of January 15. • Games begin the week of January 29. Expect to play on some Saturdays throughout the season in an effort to finish prior to Spring Break. Game days are on Thursdays. Grades 7–8 Girls • 150302-A Grades 7–8 Boys • 150302-B REQUIRED Evaluation Day: $85 • Register by 1/5. Participants must attend

one evaluation day. Grades 7–8 Girls: 1/10 • 6 p.m. Grades 7–8 Boys: 1/10 • 6:30 p.m.

COACHES NEEDED: If interested in volunteer coaching, visit bloomington.in.gov/parksvol. Mandatory Coaches Meeting and Draft at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center: Selected coaches must attend. Middle School: Thursday, January 11 at 6:30 p.m. Grades K–3: Wednesday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m. Grades 4–6: Thursday, January 11 at 6:30 p.m. Coaches are strongly encouraged to attend evaluations in preparation for the draft! All selected coaches must complete an annual online coaching certification course from the National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) at nays.org. The certification fee for each coach is $20.

Youth Tennis Lessons

Pick up a racquet and take spring tennis lessons. Instructors are accomplished players and trained through the USTA curriculum. Typical student to teacher ratio is 5:1. For more information, call 349-3762. $41/in-city, $49/non-city • Register by 5/2. Winslow Sports Complex Beginner—For ages 5–8 yrs. Tu, Th 5/8–5/31 • 5–5:45 p.m. 170201-C Beginner—For ages 7–12 yrs. M, W 5/7–5/30 • 5–5:45 p.m. 170201-A Tu, Th 5/8–5/31 • 5:45–6:30 p.m. 170201-D

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Intermediate—For ages 7–12 yrs. M, W 5/7–5/30 • 5:45–6:30 p.m. 170201-B

Season III

This league focuses on basketball fundamentals and the application of learned skills during game participation for players in grades K–6. All leagues are coed through grade 3; girls play in a girls-only league beginning in grade 4. Season includes weekly practices and games one night a week. The season concludes with a single-elimination tournament for each grade level. Teams practice two nights a week for the first two weeks of the season, then one night a week for the remainder of the season. Practice times and days are determined by the coach. Spaces are limited to a maximum number of players per age group. Once the maximum number of players is reached for each league, registration for that league will close. If your child’s league fills, you may opt to place your child’s name on a wait list. We will contact you if space becomes available. • Registration deadline is Friday, January 5. Registrations will not be accepted after the deadline. • Season runs January 15–March 10. • Practices begin the week of January 15. • Games begin the week of January 29. Expect to play on Saturdays throughout the season in an effort to finish prior to Spring Break. Leagues, Game Days, and Registration Codes

Grade K • W • 150301-A Grade 1 • M • 150301-B Grade 2 • Tu • 150301-C Grade 3 • W • 150301-D Grade 4 Boys • Tu • 150301-E Grade 5 Boys • Tu • 150301-F Grade 6 Boys • M • 150301-G Grades 4–6 Girls • Th • 150301-H $85 • Register by 1/5.

REQUIRED Evaluation Day:

In response to parent and coach feedback and to ensure a fair distribution of skills per team, we will conduct a coach’s draft. These mandatory sessions are:

Grade K • 1/8 • 5:30 p.m. Grade 1 • 1/8 • 6 p.m. Grade 2 • 1/8 • 6:30 p.m. Grade 3 • 1/8 • 7 p.m. Grade 4 Boys • 1/9 • 6 p.m. Grade 5 Boys • 1/9 • 6:30 p.m. Grade 6 Boys • 1/9 • 7 p.m. Grades 4–6 Girls • 1/9 • 5:30 p.m. Make-up session 1/11 • 5:30 p.m.

Learn to Ride Spend the entire summer cruising on your bicycle after this Bloomington Bikes Month class. Beginning bike riders learn how to confidently and safely ride their bikes through individual instruction, and also learn about bike maintenance, road safety, and proper bike and helmet fitting. Each participant receives a free bike helmet and must bring a bicycle without training wheels. Parents are encouraged to participate and must remain on site. Tu–W–Th 5/8–5/10 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. Register by 5/7 • 175308-A $35/in-city, $40/non-city • For ages 6–12 yrs. w/parent. Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, 2700 E. Rogers Rd.— southeast corner of parking lot


Little Kickers

Players ages 6–7 yrs. join Coach Chris for a terrific introduction to the world’s most popular game! Classes feature age-appropriate activities and small-sided games to promote balance, coordination, creativity, and comfort with the ball! Winter: M 1/8–2/12 • 5:45–6:30 p.m. Winter: Th 1/11–2/15 • 5:45–6:30 p.m. Winter: F 1/12–2/16 • 5:45–6:30 p.m. Spring I: M 2/19–4/2 • 5:45–6:30 p.m. Spring I: Th 2/22–4/5 • 5:45–6:30 p.m. Spring I: F 2/23–4/6 • 5:45–6:30 p.m. Spring II: M 4/9–5/14 • 5:45–6:30 p.m. Spring II: Th 4/12–5/17 • 5:45–6:30 p.m. $65 • For ages 6–7 yrs.

Bloomington Soccer Juniors

Training sessions on Wednesday nights enhance technical and fundamental tactical principles. Players return on Saturday for a schedule of games each week. Bloomington Soccer Juniors is appropriate for players with some soccer experience and a fundamental awareness of the game. It’s best for players with an intermediate or advanced understanding of soccer. Winter: Training sessions W 1/24–2/28 • 5–5:45 p.m. or 5:45–6:30 p.m. Winter: Games Sa 1/27–3/3 • 8:45 a.m., 9:30 a.m., or 10:15 a.m. Spring: Training sessions Tu 3/27–5/1 • 5:30–6:15 p.m. Spring: Games Th 3/29–5/3 • 6:30 p.m. or 7:15 p.m. $95 • For ages 8–11 yrs.

Youth Baseball

Healthy Heart Tip! Sports can be a great way to teach kids important life lessons like discipline, responsibility, dealing with failure, and how to be a good sport.

NEW!

The new 6U–14U Skills Academy is offered to beginning and seasoned players ages 4–14 yrs. and is instructed by the professional softball training organization, Diamond Dynamics! All girls are introduced to the basic and advanced skills of softball during this eight-week instructional league. Each age group has one practice per week followed by a “game situation” setting after the practice to put their new fielding, pitching, and hitting skills to the test. Each player receives a T-shirt. 30 min. practice/45 min. “game situation” $65 • For girls ages 4–14 yrs. Twin Lakes Sports Park 6U/8U/10U M 5/7–6/25 • 6:15-7:30 p.m. • Register by 5/4 • 172201-A 12U/14U M 5/7–6/25 • 6:15-7:30 p.m. • Register by 5/4 • 172201-B

Aerial Fitness Classes for Youth at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Youth

ABA WINGS Aerial Academy Students progressively learn aerial skills increasing upper body and core strength, while achieving greater flexibility, range of motion, confidence, and stamina. For ages 5–12 yrs. • ALL levels welcome! For more information or to register, email WINGSaerials@gmail.com or visit www.WINGSaerials.com. Beginner–Pro • $8–$15 per class Tuesdays and Thursdays • 10 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. Saturdays • 1 p.m., and Sundays • 4 p.m. Now offering Aerial Yoga.

Aerial silks is a fun, exciting way for kids to gain confidence while building strength, flexibility, and body awareness. Our staff specializes in helping children master the silks as they learn to trust in themselves. For youth ages 6–12 yrs. For class information and registration, visit www.aerialogy.fitness.

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The Bloomington Junior League Baseball Association (BJLBA, ages 5–12 yrs.) and the Monroe County Senior League Baseball Association (MCSLBA, ages 13–18 yrs.), in partnership with Bloomington Parks and Recreation, announces the opening of baseball league registration for players of all skill levels. Regular season practices and games take place at the Winslow Sports Complex. Registration for Buddy Ball, BJLBA’s inclusive recreational baseball program, is also open. To register for any BJLBA or MCSLBA program, visit bjlba.org or mcslba.org/seasons/spring. The websites will be updated with registration dates and costs for each program. For more information about managing a team, contact coachescorner@bjlba.org or coachescorner@mcslba.org.

Girls Fastpitch Softball Skills Academy by Diamond Dynamics

Youth

Class does not meet during MCCSC fall or spring break week. Instructor: Chris Doran Twin Lakes Recreation Center Registration is ongoing at bloomingtonsoccer.net.

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Teen

Teen Living and Learning Banneker Nights

Teens! Check out our Saturday night programming. Banneker Nights includes open basketball, snacks, karaoke, active video games, and mentoring. Participation is free, and registration is not required. Sa 1/20, 2/24, 3/24, 4/28, 5/26 • 7–11 p.m. FREE • For ages 12–16 yrs. Banneker Community Center

American Red Cross First Aid, Lifeguard, and CPR classes See pages 29–30.

Kid City Counselor in Training Want to be a Kid City staff member? The Counselorin-Training program is the first step in becoming a camp counselor. In addition to working with children, gaining leadership experience and receiving great job training, CITs are also involved in planning and implementing camp special events. Applications are available after Jan. 19 at the Bloomington Parks and Recreation office or online at bloomington.in.gov/parks. Applications are accepted until April 4. Interviews begin April 17. 6/4–6/15 • Register by 5/28. 6/18–6/29 • Register by 6/11. 7/9–7/20 • Register by 7/2. $170/in-city, $175/non-city Submitting an application does not guarantee a candidate will be accepted into the program, nor does it commit a selected candidate to participate. Candidates who are accepted into the CIT program will receive notice of acceptance and pre-approved session dates. For more information, call 349-3731. There is a non-refundable deposit of $35 per CIT due at the time of registration.

Sports and Fitness Personal Training See page 29.

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Special Olympics Indiana— Monroe County See page 34.

Tennis and Pickleball Courts in City Parks

Public play at Winslow Sports Complex, Bryan Park, Southeast Park, Park Ridge East, Sherwood Oaks Park, and RCA Community Park is permitted whenever courts are not being used by Bloomington Parks and Recreation. Available hours are posted at each site. Pickleball courts are available at RCA Community Park. For facility and membership information, see pages 10–11. For programs, see pages 29–33.

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See page 5.

FRANK SOUTHERN ICE ARENA Public Skating • The Skating School See pages 7–9.

See page 33.

Class does not meet during MCCSC fall or spring break week. Instructor: Chris Doran Twin Lakes Recreation Center Registration is ongoing at bloomingtonsoccer.net.

U15 Boys/Girls/Coed League

A great opportunity to mix it up with players from other teams and cities as our up-and-coming high school stars keep their touch in the “off” season. Season includes seven regular season games and a tournament night. F 1/26–2/23 and 3/2–23 • 6–9:30 p.m. • Register by 1/26. $675/team fee

U19 League

High school players form their own teams (may be coed) and compete—a great chance to show some creativity and enjoy playing with and against players from all over south central Indiana. Season includes seven regular season games and a tournament night. W 1/24–3/7 and 3/21 • 5–9:45 p.m. • Register by 11/24. $675/team fee

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Griffy Lake Nature Preserve Boathouse, 3300 N. Headley Rd.

Scenic woodlands teeming with wild flora and fauna surround the 109-acre Griffy Lake at this 1,200-acre nature preserve. Swimming is prohibited. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has stocked the lake with bluegill, redear sunfish, largemouth bass, channel catfish, and crappie. Rowboat, kayak, canoe, and stand up paddleboard rentals are available seasonally at Griffy Lake boathouse. To protect wildlife and visitors, all dogs must remain leashed while in the preserve. Nearby Ferguson Dog Park (4300 N. Stone Mill Rd.) accommodates dogs off-leash. For more information, call 349-3700. The surface of the lake often freezes in winter with varying ice conditions that can be hazardous. The City of Bloomington assumes no responsibility for accidents resulting from individuals venturing onto the ice. Catch the wave of stand up paddleboards and glide across the water!

Griffy Lake Rental Fees

Canoe/Kayak/Rowboat /SUP Rental

(Two-hour limit on holidays/weekends) ....................................................................................... $8/hour

10-Rental Pass............................................................................... $70 Available for purchase at the boathouse during normal business hours. Groups wishing to make boat rental reservations Monday through Friday may do so by calling Elizabeth Tompkins at 349-3759. We do not reserve boats on weekends or holidays. Privately owned boat launch fees: $70/season, $7/day Boat motors are limited to electric trolling motors only. Boathouse hours:  April and October: Saturday and Sunday only, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. May–August: Daily, 8 a.m.–8 p.m. September: Daily, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. November–March: Closed Boathouse phone: 349-3732

Griffy Lake Trails: Trail guides are available online and

Visit one of our naturalists at the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market on the first and third Saturdays of each month of the Market season. We cover a variety of topics and have information and activities for all ages. Stop by to ask a question, observe a critter, or gather information. Our Roving Naturalists are also available for private natural resource programs. For more information, contact Elizabeth Tompkins at 349-3759 or tompkine@bloomington.in.gov.

For Environmental Stewardship Volunteer Opportunities, see page 36.

Winter Wood Walk

Marvel at the breathtaking view of Griffy Lake as we hike the trails to look for animal tracks and examine the surviving plant life. We will discuss the strategies for cold-weather survival as well as tips for identifying tree species by the marks on the bark alone. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes for this moderate hike. Instructor: Becky Jania Sa 1/27 • 1–2:30 p.m. • Register by 1/22 • 140001-A $3/in-city, $4/non-city • For all ages. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

Snow Science

NEW!

How much water is really in snow? Can snow keep you hydrated? Learn about how our bodies take in frozen H20 and spend some time playing in it, if Mother Nature allows. We will make our own “snow”, regardless of the weather. Bring a filled water bottle to stay hydrated for a short hike to explore the frozen shoreline of Griffy Lake. Instructor: Hannah Nixon Su 2/25 • noon–1 p.m. • Register by 2/21 • 140002-A $4/in-city, $5/non-city • For all ages. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

NEW!

Backyard Conservation: BEE Active If you’re concerned about bee populations, want to learn more about bees and how you can BEE active in bee conservation, this program is for you! Learn about a bee’s vital role in our environment and assemble your very own conservation project. All materials are provided. Tap into the backyard conservationist inside of you! Instructor: Duncan Justice Sa 3/10 • 2–3 p.m. • Register by 3/3 • 140003-A $8/in-city, $9/non-city • For all ages. Bryan Park—Woodlawn Shelter

Ready, Set, Games!

NEW!

Rocks, pine cones, and sticks can be the beginnings of a fun game! In this exploratory, screen-free hour, we allow our imaginations to create a world of fun. We will have a couple of games prepared, and we will also have time to create a new game with natural items we find in the park. Come prepared to play and learn about some of the items we find along the way. Instructor: Hannah Nixon Su 3/25 • 2–3 p.m. FREE • For ages 6–10 yrs. RCA Community Park

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at the Griffy Lake boathouse. Please respect this fragile environment by remaining on the marked trails. Mountain biking, horseback riding, and off-road vehicles are strictly prohibited. AMENITIES: Seasonal restrooms and picnic tables next to boathouse PARKING: Available by the boathouse TRAILS: 10+ miles total, wood chip and natural: Wetlands Trail .3 miles, Nature Trail .4 miles (loop), Griffy Creek Trail 1.5 miles, Hiking Trail 1.6 miles (loop) ACCESSIBILITY: Accessible canoe and kayak launch Eco Outpost: Looking for a fun way to interact with the great outdoors? Visit the Eco Outpost, a hands-on place to explore nature. Check out our display of natural objects like fossils, pine cones, and seashells, and learn how you can earn Eco Bucks that can be traded for any of the objects in the Outpost’s collection. Borrow an Explorer Backpack and take a fun-filled trek through the woods or your own backyard. The Eco Outpost is open during boathouse hours.

Roving Naturalist

Nature and the Outdoors

For all Nature and the Outdoors programs: Price is per person. Children under age 12 yrs. must be accompanied by a registered adult. Activities may be both inside and outside, so please dress for the weather.

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Nature and the Outdoors

Identifying Wild Edibles

April 15–21

Spring is the season for vitamin-rich shoots, leafy greens, and tasty flowers. Learn to identify some wild edibles on this onemile hike around a scenic park that includes views of caves, wetlands, and waterfalls. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. Instructor: Becky Jania Sa 4/7 • 1–2:30 p.m. • Register by 4/2 • 140004-A $5/in-city, $6/non-city • For all ages. Leonard Springs Nature Park

Backyard Conservation TOADally Involved

NEW!

This program is TOADally great for everyone with an interest in toads and amphibians, or conservation of any animal. Toads are unique animals that can be identified by their chirping, just like frogs. Learn about this noise, why toads are important, and then build your very own conservation project: A toad abode! All materials are provided. Instructor: Duncan Justice Sa 4/7 • 3–4 p.m. • Register by 4/1 • 140005-A $8/in-city, $9/non-city • For all ages. Bryan Park—Woodlawn Shelter

BRACElet Yourself

NEW!

You’ll never find yourself without a spare dog leash, backpack accessory, or emergency survival tool. Make your own survival gear in this all-materials-included parachute cord bracelet tutorial. Parachute cord is a thin but strong rope that can be worn day to day, and unraveled for use in emergency or everyday scenarios. Instructor: Hannah Nixon Su 4/8 • 3–4 p.m. • Register by 4/2 • 140006-A $7/in-city, $8/non-city • For ages 8 yrs. and up. Bryan Park—Woodlawn Shelter

Grow My Fairy Garden

NEW!

Spring has sprung! Create a spring-themed mini-garden for our woodland fairy friends. We will take a short walk through the park and learn about the ecosystem while we search for pieces for our garden. Parents must accompany children, but do not need to register. Instructor: Hannah Nixon Su 4/22 • 1–2:30 p.m. • Register by 4/18 • 140009-A $3/in-city, $4/non-city • For ages 3–8 yrs. w/parent. Leonard Springs Nature Park

Night Paddle

Experience an evening of peace and serenity on Griffy Lake during the full moon. Navigate the lake, take deep breaths of fresh air, and watch the night sky light up the water. Each participant must register. Watercraft, paddles and life jackets are provided. Children age 14 yrs. and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult. Bring a flashlight to help you navigate back to your vehicle once you return to dry land. Su 4/29 • 8–9:30 p.m. • Register by 4/26 • 140011-A $8/in-city, $9/non-city • For all ages. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

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B-Line Trail Cleanup

If you have ever used the B-Line Trail or are looking to give back to the environment, here’s your chance to help out! This Earth Week, lend a hand to clean up the B-Line! We will spend some time collecting litter and removing invasive plants found along the trail. Trash bags and tools are provided; bring your own gloves and water bottle. Meet at the parking lot on Country Club Drive. Register to volunteer at bloomington.in.gov/parksvol. Su 4/15 • 1–2:30 p.m. For all ages. B-Line Trail—Country Club Drive trailhead

Wild About Wetlands

At Miller-Showers Park, in the presence of our very own urban wetland, take the opportunity to learn about this unique ecosystem on a guided tour. Learn to identify the many different types of animals and plants that inhabit a wetland and team up to build your own wetland model. All materials are provided. Instructor: Duncan Justice Su 4/15 • 2–3 p.m. • Register by 4/8 • 140007-A $4/in-city, $5/non-city • For all ages. Miller-Showers Park

Family Night Paddle

The whole family is invited to this special Night Paddle in celebration of Earth Week. Let the kids stay up past their bedtimes to paddle out at sunset and watch darkness fall over Griffy Lake. Each participant must register and parents must accompany children under age 14 yrs. Watercraft, paddles, and life jackets are provided. Bring a flashlight to help you navigate your way once you get back on dry land. F 4/20 • 8:30–9:30 p.m. • Register by 4/19 • 140008-A $6/in-city, $7/non-city • For all ages. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

Earth Day Tree Planting

All around the world, people are gearing up for Earth Day. Started in 1970, this designated day of April 22 has become an annual reminder of our responsibility to be good stewards of the earth. While there are multiple ways you can contribute to a healthier planet, this program will highlight the importance of reforestation and conservation of our native Indiana tree species. We’ll conclude the program with tree planting where we will review proper planting techniques and tree placement. Instructor: Becky Jania Su 4/22 • 1–2:30 p.m. • Register by 4/16 • 140010-A $5/in-city, $6/non-city • For all ages. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve— Meet at the N. Dunn St. parking lot.


Personal Training Get in better shape and stay there, regardless of age or current fitness level, with the personal trainers at the TLRC. Our personal trainers design programs that are individualized for your age, body, lifestyle and goals. TLRC personal trainers are certified, experienced, and educated. They have worked with a variety of people who have a broad spectrum of health and wellness needs. Personal training at the TLRC is the right step toward a healthy, active lifestyle. A 30-minute wellness consultation is included as a part of each personal training package. If you are a non-member who is interested in a personal training package, you may purchase a 30-minute wellness consultation for $20. If you decide to purchase personal training sessions the $20 fee may be applied to cost of the personal training package. All personal training sessions must be used within six months of purchase. All training sessions are non-transferable and nonrefundable. To set up an initial consultation, or for more information, contact Mark Sterner at 349-3768 or sternerm@bloomington.in.gov.

MEMBERS SINGLE—One-on-one personal training sessions 3 one-hour sessions $130 5 one-hour sessions $210 10 one-hour sessions $400

15 one-hour sessions $525 20 one-hour sessions $650 25 one-hour sessions $775

MEMBERS BUDDY (2)—You and a friend 5 one-hour sessions

$380

NON-MEMBERS SINGLE—One-on-one personal training sessions 3 one-hour sessions $155 5 one-hour sessions $240 10 one-hour sessions $440

15 one-hour sessions $585 20 one-hour sessions $725 25 one-hour sessions $895

NON-MEMBERS BUDDY (2)—You and a friend 5 one-hour sessions

$440

Fitness Assessments

Fitness assessments include:

• Free recording of your resting heart rate and blood pressure. • Optional tests for estimates of body composition, in particular body fat: —Skinfold analysis: $25 —Bioimpedance analysis: $5 Twin Lakes Recreation Center By appointment only • For all ages.

Would you know what to do in a cardiac, breathing or first aid emergency? The right answer could help you save a life. With an emphasis on hands-on learning, our First Aid/CPR/AED courses teach life-saving skills. Certification is issued upon successful completion and is valid for two years. Free online refreshers are available with all course options. This will have online course content that will need to be completed before coming to the first day of class. If the online portion is not completed, one will not be able to participate in the class. If you need First Aid as a stand-alone class or if your group would like private First Aid/CPR/AED training, contact Chelsea Price at pricec@bloomington.in.gov. Sa 1/20 • 9 a.m.–3 p.m. • Register by 1/12 • 120301-A Sa 2/10 • 9 a.m.–3 p.m. • Register by 2/2 • 120301-B Sa 3/31 • 9 a.m.–3 p.m. • Register by 3/23 • 120301-C Sa 4/14 • 9 a.m.–3 p.m. • Register by 4/6 • 120301-D $50/in-city, $60/non-city • For ages 12 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers and First Aid

Would you know what to do in a cardiac, breathing or first aid emergency? The right answer could help you save a life. With an emphasis on hands-on learning, our First Aid/CPR/AED courses for the professional rescuer teaches life-saving skills. Certification is issued upon successful completion and is valid for two years. Free online refreshers are available with all course options. This will have online course content that will need to be completed before coming to the first day of class. If the online portion is not completed one will not be able to participate in the class. If you need First Aid as a stand-alone class or if your group would like private First Aid/CPR/AED training, contact Chelsea Price at pricec@bloomington.in.gov. Su 1/28 • 9 a.m.–3 p.m. • Register by 1/19 • 120302-A Su 2/18 • 9 a.m.–3 p.m. • Register by 2/9 • 120302-B Su 4/1 • 9 a.m.–3 p.m. • Register by 3/23 • 120302-C Su 4/22 • 9 a.m.–3 p.m. • Register by 4/13 • 120302-D $60/in-city, $70/non-city • For ages 12 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Well Check

Blood pressure, lipid panels, and hemoglobin (blood sugarA1C) screenings help determine whether your levels in each area are in a healthy range. Head off a potential health condition with an affordable, convenient Well Check by IU Health Bloomington Community Health. No appointment is needed, but you need to fast for 12 hours to get an accurate cholesterol level. Use your IU Health Bloomington Plus Card to receive $5 off the screening fee of $20, or sign up for a Plus Card on site. For more information about the Well Check, call 812-353-3244. Th 2/15 • 8:30–10:30 a.m. $20 • For all ages. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

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Take control of your health by learning as much as you can about your fitness level. Fitness assessments are a common and useful part of any exercise program. The data collected from a fitness assessment gives you a starting point, and provides a baseline to compare to as you make progress toward your fitness goals. Contact Megan Stark at 349-3770 or starme@bloomington.in.gov to learn more about body composition tests, or to schedule a fitness assessment. Knowing your numbers can help you track progress toward your goal for a fit and healthy body! Twin Lakes Recreation Center membership is not required to have a fitness assessment by one of our professional personal training staff.

American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Make yourself eligible for a great summer job! Through videos, group discussion, online training, and hands-on practice, this course trains lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water. Topics include: water rescue skills, surveillance and recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies, CPR, AED, and more. Online training needs to be completed prior to the first class. Visit the Parks and Recreation website, or email pricec@bloomington.in.gov, for a detailed list of course prerequisites. M–Th 3/5–4/5 • 6:30–9:30 p.m. • Register by 2/23 • 120101-A M–Th 3/5–4/5 • 3:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 2/23 • 120101-B M–F 4/9–4/27 • 3:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 3/30 • 120101-C M–Th 4/9–4/19 • 6:30–9:30 p.m. • Register by 3/30 • 120101-D (Renewal Certifications ONLY) $150/in-city, $200/non-city • For ages 15 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

The SilverSneakers program is the nation’s leading exercise program designed exclusively for older adults. The program offers physical activity, health education, and social events for Medicare-eligible and Group Retiree members. If you qualify, your Twin Lakes Recreation Center membership is free! Inquire at the front desk to check your eligibility or to sign up.

SilverSneakers Circuit M, W • 9:30–10:30 a.m. Tu, Th • 8:30–9:30 a.m.

SilverSneakers® Fitness is a benefit offered by Medicare health plans across the nation. SilverSneakers Classic

If youa.m. have it, you can work out here at no cost. Tu, Th • 9:30–10:30 <Your text here. Your text here. Your text here. Your text here.> SilverSneakers Yoga

M– Th • 10:30–11:30 Find outa.m. how! See the front desk staff for more details. Healthways and SilverSneakers are registered trademarks of Healthways, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. © 2015 Healthways, Inc. All rights reserved. SSFP_67 4.16

The TLRC is an Active&Fit participating facility. Active&Fit is an exercise and fitness program designed to help you achieve better health through regular exercise. The Active&Fit program includes membership at a local participating fitness center, website resources and support from Active&Fit’s toll-free member services hotline, and website. Active&Fit provides no- or low-cost fitness memberships. If your health plan offers Active&Fit and you would like more information about the TLRC, please ask at the front desk or call 349-3720. You may also visit Active&Fit at www.ActiveandFit.com. Active&Fit is a federally registered trademark of American Specialty Health Incorporated. Photo by Freepik.

Adult (50+) FREE Programs Lower Level

The lower level is open for scheduled programming and rentals only. Members may request for individual use at the front desk. For more information about the programs below, call 349-3720.

Advanced German F • 1:30–2:30 p.m.

International Folk Dance W • 1:30–3 p.m.

Lap Quilting

Tu • 9:30–11:30 a.m.

Legal Counseling

Counseling provided by Attorney Tom Bunger. Call 349-3720 to register. Participants are assisted on a first-come, first-served basis. First Monday of each month • 3 p.m.

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The Twin Lakes Recreation Center is a Silver&Fit participating fitness facility! Silver&Fit is designed specifically to help older adults achieve better health through regular exercise and health education. Silver&Fit provides eligible members with no-cost or low-cost fitness plans. Silver&Fit is provided by American Specialty Health Incorporated. If your health plan offers Silver&Fit and you would like more information about the TLRC, please ask at the front desk or call 349-3720. You may also visit Silver&Fit at www.SilverandFit.com. Silver&Fit is a federally registered trademark of American Specialty Health Incorporated.

M950-395A (5/12) © 2012 American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH). All rights reserved. Healthy Living is Golden and the Silver&Fit logo are trademarks of ASH.

M, W, F • 9–10 a.m.

Tai Chi Qigong W • 11:45 a.m.

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Use these thermometers to help you choose the group exercise class with the right intensity level for you.

Group Exercise Registration Policies Session I: January 8–February 25 • Register by 1/14. Session I FREE week: January 8–14

Session II: March 5–April 29 • Register by 3/11. Session II FREE week: March 5–11 Class does not meet March 12–18. Group exercise classes are FREE to members! Members must register at the TLRC front desk. Registration for group exercise classes extends through the first week of each session. All scheduled classes are held this week, so you can try out any classes that interest you for free! When you find one you like, register by the listed registration deadline. Classes that do not meet the minimum registration requirements after the first week will be cancelled for that session. Daily passes are available for $10. See the front desk attendant to purchase a daily pass. Cancellation policy

Full refunds are given for all classes cancelled by the Twin Lakes Recreation Center. Refund requests for any other reason must be submitted prior to the first day of class, and are subject to approval according to State Board of Accounts claim procedures. Allow four weeks for refund requests to be processed.

Beginning Yoga

This class focuses on posture alignment, freeing the shoulder girdle and pelvis, and synchronizing movement and breathing through basic yoga poses. Gain a simple foundation practice that can be useful every day and serve as a springboard to explore any style of yoga. Feel at home in your body, enjoy good health, move freely, and reduce stress. Instructor: Allana Radecki W 1/10–2/21 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 1/14 • 150201-A F 1/12–2/23 • noon– 1 p.m. • Register by 1/14 • 150201-B W 3/7–4/25 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 3/11 • 150201-C F 3/9–4/27 • noon– 1 p.m. • Register by 3/11 • 150201-D FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Boot Camp

This class combines cardio, boxing and martial arts to provide a total body workout that improves strength, aerobic fitness, speed, flexibility, coordination and balance. Try this popular fitness trend and kick, jab, cross, hook, and uppercut your way to a fitter you! Instructor: Janet Scott M 1/8–2/19 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 1/14 • 150203-A M 3/5–4/23 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 3/11 • 150203-B FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Core 360

The most commonly neglected area of the adult body is the core. This class is designed to strengthen and balance all 360 degrees of the core! Improve posture and spine health through a variety of exercises that strengthen the rectus abdominus, transverse abdominus, obliques, and low back muscles. Join this class and tone your core fast! Instructor: Janet Scott Tu, Th 1/9–2/22 • 6:45–7:15 p.m. • Register by 1/14 • 150204-A Tu, Th 3/6–4/26 • 6:45–7:15 p.m. • Register by 3/11 • 150204-B FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Pilates

This class focuses on developing core awareness, strength, and flexibility, and teaches fundamental exercises drawn from the Pilates repertoire that engage and challenge the core. The workout is balanced, accessible, and valuable support for maintaining a healthy, integrated body for everyday life. Instructor: Allana Radecki W 1/10–2/21 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 1/14 • 150205-A W 3/7–4/25 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 3/11 • 150205-B FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

R.I.P.P.E.D.

R.I.P.P.E.D. (Resistance, Interval, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance, Diet) is designed for all fitness levels, allowing both gym novices and trained athletes to feel an intense, full-body workout. The workout changes up every six to nine minutes, allowing every muscle group to get a quick yet effective workout, thus the tagline: One Stop Body Shock. Instructor: Catherine Gossett W 1/10–2/21 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 1/14 • 150206-A Th 1/11–2/22 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 1/14 • 150206-B W 3/7–4/25 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 3/11 • 150206-C Th 3/8–4/26 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 3/11 • 150206-D FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

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Are you ready for a challenge? Take your body to the next level with this intense yet fun, fat-burning class! This class combines weights, interval training and plyometrics to increase cardiovascular efficiency and overall strength. Get in and get fit! Instructor: Josh Schulte W 1/10–2/21 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 1/14 • 150202-A W 3/7–4/25 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 3/11 • 150202-B FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

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Group Exercise (continued) Run/Walk X-Train

Get up and moving and run and walk with a coach! We will improve your form and speed for running and walking with a variety of speed, resistance, and agility drills. This class is a great fit for beginners or for regular runners and walkers who want to add variety to their workouts. Challenge yourself at your own pace! Instructor: Janet Scott Sa 1/13–2/24 • 9:30–10:30 a.m. • Register by 1/14 • 150207-A Sa 3/10–4/28 • 9:30–10:30 a.m. • Register by 3/11 • 150207-B FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Vinyasa Flow I

This class emphasizes joining breath and movement and is both physically challenging and rejuvenating. With the focus on strength, balance and movement, the class is perfect for those with yoga experience and also for anyone looking for a new type of workout! Instructor: Wendy Gleckler M 1/8–2/19 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 1/14 • 150208-A M 3/5–4/23 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 3/11 • 150208-B FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Vinyasa Flow II

If you have mastered Vinyasa Flow I and want to take your yoga experience to the next level, try Vinyasa Flow II. Vinyasa Flow II is a dynamic class that has a fluid style and increased intensity. The instructor will refine basic poses with specific alignment cues and introduce more complex poses with an emphasis on proper technique to effectively build strength and stamina. Instructor: Wendy Gleckler M 1/8–2/19 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 1/14 • 150209-A M 3/5–4/23 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 3/11 • 150209-B FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Yoga Core

Yoga Core is a unique and enjoyable blend of yoga and core exercises drawn from Pilates and dance conditioning, where participants develop strength, flexibility and integration through awareness in movement. Attention to breath coordination and alignment is emphasized to ensure you get the most out of this workout. This class is appropriate for able-bodied beginners as well as more experienced exercisers. Variations are presented to help you adapt movements to your fitness level. Instructor: Allana Radecki Sa 1/13–2/24 • 9–10 a.m. • Register by 1/14 • 150210-A Sa 3/10–4/28 • 9–10 a.m. • Register by 3/11 • 150210-B FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

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Yoga Stretch

A perfect complement for Vinyasa Flow, this class is for students of all fitness levels. Many of the poses are seated, supine or prone and are held with muscles relaxed for several minutes to target the connective tissues of the lower back, hips, and hamstrings. There is a focus on the breath, being present in the moment, relieving tension and letting go. Give yourself this opportunity to surrender, slow down and come back to balance. Tu 1/9–2/20 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 1/14 • 150211-A Tu 3/6–4/24 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 3/11 • 150211-B FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

ZUMBA

Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what ZUMBA is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party that is moving millions of people toward joy and health. Instructor: Kristy LeVert M 1/8–2/19 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 1/14 • 150212-A Th 1/11–2/22 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 3/11 • 150212-B M 3/5–4/23 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 1/14 • 150212-C Th 3/8–4/26 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 3/11 • 150212-D FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

ZUMBA Gold

ZUMBA Gold is a class of Latin-inspired dance aerobics for seniors and those new to ZUMBA. ZUMBA Gold goes at a slower pace, with more breaks and more instruction, but uses the same zesty ZUMBA music. You can’t help but move in this class, and whether you choose a low-intensity or high-intensity option, it’s a great workout! Can’t stand for the whole program—seated participants are welcome! Instructor: Krista Wilhelmsen Sa 1/13–2/24 • 10:30–11:30 a.m. • Register by 1/14 • 150213-A Sa 3/10–4/28 • 10:30–11:30 a.m. • Register by 3/11 • 150213-B FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Healthy Heart Tip! Wearing appropriate, comfortable clothing and footwear to class can make all the difference when participating in a group exercise class. Unsure of what to wear? Ask the instructor—and introduce yourself while you are at it!


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Pickleball

Admission $8 per day; participation is free with your Twin Lakes Recreation Center membership. Occasionally, alternate programs are scheduled in the space ordinarily reserved for Pickleball. Contact the Twin Lakes Recreation Center at 349-3720 or stop by the front desk for updates on Pickleball schedule changes. M, W, F • 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Twin Lakes Recreation Center—Court 4 Outdoor Pickleball courts are also available at RCA Community Park. Outdoor courts are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis.

This class focuses on coordination, discipline and self-confidence in a fun and safe environment. Excel TKD is taught by Master Emeline O’Connor, a 4th-degree black belt with more than 20 years of experience. Some of her achievements include multiple National and Junior Olympic Championships in the AAU and USSSA organizations, AAU and USSSA National team member, and the first woman to be inducted in the USSSA Hall of Fame. The ultimate goal at Excel TKD is to mold future black belts into the best martial artists they can be. Instructor: Emeline O’Connor Beginner—Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. 1/9–2/22 • $55 • Register by 1/14 • 150214-A 3/6–4/26 • $50 • Register by 3/11 • 150214-C For all ages. Advanced—Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 p.m. and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 1/9–2/22 • $55 • Register by 1/14 • 150214-B 3/6–4/26 • $50 • Register by 3/11 • 150214-D For all ages. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 3/15 or 3/17.

Adult Volleyball

Bloomington Soccer Adult Leagues

Leagues for all skills and ages. All games feature five field players and one goalkeeper. Games are 40 minutes. Seasons feature seven games (five for Early Fall Adult Rec and University League) and an end-of-season tournament. Beginners—Divisions I and II Spring Adult League M 1/22–3/19 • 6:30–10:15 p.m. Tu 3/27–4/24 • 6:30–10:15 p.m. $675/team $325/team Beginners Adult Rec Tuesday M 3/26–4/23 • 6:30–10:15 p.m. Tu 1/23–3/20 • 6–10:30 p.m. $325/team $675/team, $65/individual University Premier Adult Rec Thursday Su 1/21–3/4 • 7–10:30 p.m. Th 1/25–3/22 • 6–10:30 p.m. $500/team $675/team

Aerial Fitness Classes for Adults at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center

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Students progressively learn aerial skills increasing upper body and core strength, while achieving greater flexibility, range of motion, confidence, and stamina. For ages 13 yrs. and up • ALL levels welcome! For more information or to register, email WINGSaerials@gmail.com or visit www.WINGSaerials.com. Beginner–Pro • $10–$20 per class Tuesdays and Thursdays • 10 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. Saturdays • 1 p.m., and Sundays • 4 p.m. Now offering Aerial Yoga.

Aerial Silks • Aerial Yoga • Aerial Hoop Are you ready for amazing total body workouts that build lean muscle, flexibility, and confidence? With Aerialogy’s progressive training methods, even total beginners can learn aerial arts while getting in great shape. For ages 13 yrs. and up. For class information and registration, visit www.aerialogy.fitness.

Healthy Heart Tip! Regular exercise can do a lot, including reduce the impact of an illness, support brain health, boost your mood and improve your self-confidence!

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This is a 6 vs. 6 league. Each match consists of three games. Matches are self-officiated. Each team must have at least two women on the court during play. Rosters may include an unlimited number of players, but all names must be submitted prior to the start of the league. Team fees and tentative rosters are due prior to the registration deadline. Include the team captain’s name and contact information upon registration. Specific game times are announced after registration. Each team is guaranteed a minimum of eight matches, which may include a voluntary post-season tournament. Registration takes place at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center. Online registration is not available for this program. For more information, email Chelsea Price at pricec@bloomington.in.gov. Tu, Th 1/25–4/26 • 6:30–10:30 p.m. • Register by 1/18. Division I—Competitive • 150001-A Division II—Competitive Recreational • 150001-B Division III—Recreational • 150001-C $200 • For all ages. Twin Lakes Recreation Center No games 3/13, 3/15, and 3/22.

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Jazzercise

Sports & Fitness

Jazzercise is the original dance fitness, total-body conditioning program that combines the art of jazz dance and the beat of popular music. Registration is always open. Try a class for $6. For more information, call Kris Heeter at 812-876-2158. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45 p.m., Saturdays at 9 a.m. Call 812-876-2158 for current location.

Spring/Summer Adult Softball Leagues Bloomington Parks and Recreation offers Amateur Softball Associationsanctioned leagues designed to accommodate all levels of play. ASA rules apply with local modifications as stated in the Adult Softball League Handbook. The Adult Softball League Handbook and other valuable information can be found at bloomington.in.gov/softball.

Men’s and Women’s leagues: $720 for 12 games Co-Rec leagues: $675 for 10 games Games are played at Twin Lakes Sports Park. March 1-31: Teams register online (including tentative roster).

Go to bloomington.in.gov/softball and click on the “Click Here to Register a Softball Team” button. Choose day and league (see below). Staff reserves the right to adjust league placement if necessary. After registering online, pay a minimum deposit of half the league fee. League fee payment instructions, final payment due date, final roster due date, manager’s meeting date, and master game schedules will be sent via email following online registration. All teams that register and pay the full team fee by the registration deadline will be eligible for a drawing at the manager’s meeting to win a Worth bat. For more information about adult softball leagues, contact Hsiung Marler at marlerh@bloomington.in.gov or 349-3742.

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Public play at Winslow Sports Complex, Bryan Park, Southeast Park, Park Ridge East, Sherwood Oaks Park, and RCA Community Park is permitted whenever courts are not being used by Bloomington Parks and Recreation. Available hours are posted at each site. Pickleball courts are available at RCA Community Park.

Special Olympics Indiana— Monroe County

Special Olympics Indiana—Monroe County offers year-round sports training and athletic competition for children (ages 8 yrs. and up) and adults with intellectual, cognitive and learning disabilities. Special Olympics provides opportunities for athletes to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and share gifts, skills and friendship with others in our community. Special Olympics Indiana Monroe County is proud to work with nearly 200 Special Olympics athletes and their families. To find out if you or a family member are eligible to participate, call 812-325-1548 or email soimc.cc@gmail.com or write to 6180 N. Bottom Rd., Bloomington, IN 47404. Special Olympics Indiana Monroe County is also on Facebook at facebook.com/SOINMC. If you are interested in joining the County Management Team, contact Denise Brown at 812-325-1548.

FRANK SOUTHERN ICE ARENA Public Skating • The Skating School See pages 7–9.


This course encompasses Amateur Softball Association rules, mechanics, and positioning for anyone interested in becoming a certified USA Softball umpire. The class runs Wednesday evenings for four weeks and participants must attend all four sessions. Graduates of this class are qualified to umpire in adult and youth softball leagues offered by Bloomington Parks and Recreation. The registration is for USA Softball umpire registration and state umpire school fees.

Wednesdays, 3/21–4/11 • 6-9 p.m. Twin Lakes Sports Park Register by 3/21 • 170101-A $80 • For ages 18 yrs. and up. For more information, contact Brett Williamson at williabr@bloomington.in.gov.

Adult Tennis Lessons

Pick up a racquet and take spring tennis lessons. Instructors are accomplished players and trained through the USTA curriculum. Typical student to teacher ratio is 5:1. For more information, call 349-3762. $47/in-city, $55/non-city • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Winslow Sports Complex Intermediate M, W 5/7–5/30 • 6:30–7:30 p.m. • Register by 5/2 • 170202-A Beginner M, W 5/7–5/30 • 7:30–8:30 p.m. • Register by 5/2 • 170202-B

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Music & Dance Fridays • For ages 18 yrs. and up. $65/in-city, $75/non-city Instructor: Margot Scholz Allison-Jukebox Community Center

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1/5–2/9 • 8–9 p.m. • Register by 1/12 • 145001-A 2/16–3/23 • 8–9 p.m. • Register by 2/23 • 145001-B

Intermediate

1/5–2/9 • 7–8 p.m. • Register by 1/12• 145001-C 2/16–3/23 • 7–8 p.m. • Register by 2/23 • 145001-D

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1/5–2/9 • 6–7 p.m. • Register by 1/12 • 145001-E 2/16–3/23 • 6–7 p.m. • Register by 2/23 • 145001-F

The Community Gardening program offers a variety of gardening classes. For more information, contact Robin Kitowski at 349-3704 or kitowskir@bloomington.in.gov. Co-sponsored by Bloomingfoods and Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University. Instructor: Steven Stewart

Vegetable Garden Planning

The first step to take in any garden venture is planning for your best success. Learn how to maximize available space for the highest yields with garden design, trellising, and mulching techniques. Participants will learn what vegetable plants best thrive in south central Indiana, how to give them what they need to grow through organic practices, and learn what materials and tools will be useful along the way. This class is geared to the beginner and intermediate gardener working in a smaller space, but practices can be applied in a garden of any size. Sa 2/3 • 1–3 p.m. • Register by 2/1 • 165203-A $20/in-city, $22/non-city • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University, 2367 E. 10th St.

Container Gardening— No Space? No Problem!

Container gardens are ideal for those working with limited outdoor spaces like balconies, patches of sunlight in your yard, hanging baskets, or even a driveway or window sill. The instructor will provide suggestions for the best vegetables, flowers and herbs that grow best in containers, and cover steps from choosing your pots and soil mix to watering to harvesting your container’s bounty. There will be in-class demonstrations of planting in containers. Sa 3/24 • 1–3 p.m. • Register by 3/22 • 165204-A $20/in-city, $22/non-city • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University, 2367 E. 10th St.

Let’s Plant a Spring Garden Together!

Ready to plant a garden, but not sure how to get started? This practical, hands-on class, held at Willie Streeter Community Gardens, will demonstrate some of the ways to plant a 10' x 10' garden plot. Learn techniques for getting the most from a small garden with flowers, vegetables and herbs. Participants will receive several sample schemes for planting 100 sq. ft. area and learn how to work with transplanting and direct seeding methods, how and when to water, and tips for thwarting weeds and pests. Bring your gloves and outdoor garden gear this spring and let’s plant a garden together! The rain date for this class is Friday, April 27; participants will be notified if use of rain date is necessary. W 4/18 • 6–8 p.m. • Register by 4/16 • 165205-A $20/in-city, $22/non-city • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Willie Streeter Community Gardens

Bloomington Community Orchard The Community Gardening program and the Bloomington Community Orchard occasionally partner to offer Community Orchard classes free to the community, as part of our continued dedication to making healthy food available to all. More information is available at bloomingtoncommunityorchard.org.

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Experience six weeks of professional ballroom instruction in swing, cha cha, rumba, waltz, foxtrot, and blues. Students master the steps and stylings in easy modules and learn which dances work with which music. Make new acquaintances while learning new skills and staying healthy.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities Look for the volunteer symbol throughout this program guide.

Save the date! GYSD is April 20, 2018. Join other teens in a fun-filled day of service, including park and trail cleanup, mural painting, and more!

To register for these and additional volunteer opportunities, visit bloomington.in.gov/parksvol.

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For additional information regarding volunteer opportunities, email Sarah Owen at parksvol@bloomington.in.gov.

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BRAVO Award Recipients

July: Oliver Fyffe, for his service to the Twin Lakes Recreation Center. August: David Nord, for his long-standing service with the Adopt-A-Trail program. October: Terry Clark, for his help with the Indiana Trails Study. November: Bloomington Rotary Club, for their help with tree planting in Crestmont Park.

Environmental Stewardship Opportunities Leonard Springs Nature Days

Tuesdays, March 22, March 29, April 5, and April 12 Rain Date: Thursday, May 10

Volunteer to teach local sixth-grade students about our awesome natural heritage through multiple natural resource stations, including karst, creeks, wetlands, and forests. Volunteers can sign up for one or multiple days. Duties: If you have an interest in the outdoors and enjoy working with children, sign up for our Leonard Springs Nature Days. Station facilitators and group leaders are needed. Program time: 9:15 a.m.–2 p.m. Training: Online video training sessions are available for review. Volunteers are trained at the beginning of their shift. Location: Leonard Springs Nature Park, 4685 S. Leonard Springs Rd. Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 18 per day

Adopt-an-Acre

May 2018–April 2019/Monthly visits/One-year commitment

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Adopt-an-Acre is an all-volunteer program that gives the public the opportunity to actively address Monroe County's invasive plant issues. Parks and Recreation staff provide the necessary training in invasive plant identification and equip volunteers to proactively monitor and remove impeding plants within their adopted areas. Duties: Inspect and make progress in removing invasive plants in an adopted area of Griffy Lake Nature Preserve a minimum of once a month. Complete and submit monthly progress reports. Attend quarterly training workshops or review electronic training materials to adequately identify invasive plants and learn proper techniques for removing. Staff works with you or your group to formulate a work plan. Time line: Volunteers must submit an online application by Friday, March 30. An orientation takes place the week of in mid-April. One-year appointment starts May 1. Program time: Inspections and progress visits can be completed at your leisure. Location: Various parcels of land are available for adoption at Griffy Lake Nature Preserve. There are plot sizes appropriate for individuals and for groups. Age of volunteers: 12 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: Individuals and groups of varying sizes are welcome. Other: Learn more at https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/parks/ adopt-an-acre.

For more information, visit monroecountyyouthcouncil.org.

Adopt-a-Stream

May 2018–April 2019/Monthly inspections/ One-year commitment

Adopt a Stream is an all-volunteer program that gives the public an opportunity to be actively involved in conserving and maintaining public streams. Staff provides training and equipment for monthly stream monitoring and annual stream maintenance. Duties: Inspect adopted stream at least once a month. Complete and submit reports on stream condition. Provide general maintenance such as removing debris and litter. Attend a Hoosier Riverwatch workshop and perform water quality monitoring tests at the stream at least four times per year. Staff works with you or your group to formulate a work plan. Time line: Volunteers must submit an online application by Friday, April 6. An orientation takes place the week of April 23. One-year appointment starts May 1. Program time: Stream inspections can be completed at your leisure. Locations: Various streams are available for adoption in Bloomington and Monroe County. Age of volunteers: 12 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: Individuals and groups of varying sizes are welcome. Recruitment class determined by number of streams available. Other: Learn more at https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/parks/ adopt-a-stream.

Park Ambassador

May 2018–April 2020/Weekly inspections

Duties: Park Ambassadors become public stewards of the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department. Through weekly visits to local parks, Ambassadors document maintenance needs, report acts of vandalism, interact with park users, promote park safety, and encourage an overall positive use of public space. Time line: Volunteers must submit an online application by March 2; screening interviews take place in March, and orientation takes place in April. Two-year appointment starts May 1. Program time: Each visit requires approximately a one-hour assessment followed by the completion of a brief observation report. Locations: Various parks are available. Age of volunteers: 21 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 1 volunteer per assigned park


Bloomington Youth Basketball— Season III and Middle School January 15–March 10

This league focuses on basketball fundamentals for players in grades K-6. All leagues are coed through grade 3; girls play in a girls-only league beginning in grade 4. Season includes weekly practices and games one night a week. The season concludes with a single-elimination tournament for each grade level. Duties: Volunteer coaches will enjoy making a difference in the lives of kids and can help develop our next big IU basketball star. Time line: Prospective coaches must sign up by January 5. Selected coaches must attend a mandatory coaches meeting either Wednesday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m. or Thursday, January 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center. All selected coaches must complete an annual online coaching certification course from the National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA). The certification fee for each coach is $20. The online training is available at nays.org. Scholarships are available to offset expenses associated with the online training. For scholarship information, contact Scott Pedersen at 349-3774 or pederses@bloomington.in.gov. Program time: Coaches plan and lead one or two one-hour practices per week and one, one-hour game per week. Location: Twin Lakes Recreation Center, 1700 W. Bloomfield Rd. Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 50 Other: Volunteers should commit for the entire season.

Banneker Family Events

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Help be part of a young child’s learning and healthy development! Banneker Family Events provide a monthly variety of activities for parents to share with their children, with a new theme for each event: Banneker Carnival, From Caterpillar to Butterfly, Superhero Academy, and Winter Beach Party. Volunteers can sign up for one or multiple events. Duties: Volunteers will assist with setup, organization of event, activities, and teardown. Program time: 5:30–7:30 p.m.; see dates above. Training: Volunteers will be trained at the beginning of their shift. Location: Banneker Community Center, 930 W. Seventh St. Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 4–5 per event

Winter Palooza

Saturday, February 10

Seusspicious Behavior Saturday, March 3

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday at the Monroe County Public Library with Seuss fans of all ages. Duties: Book lovers are needed to assist with Seussrific crafts and games, plus help with setup and teardown. Program time: Noon–4:30 p.m. Training: Volunteers are trained at the beginning of their shift. Location: Monroe County Public Library, 303 E. Kirkwood Ave. Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 10

Saturday, March 10

The Skating School at Frank Southern Ice Arena presents the annual Spring Ice Show. Duties: Volunteers help with setup and teardown of the event, as well as help organize performing skaters. Program time: 2–5 p.m. Training: Volunteers will be trained at the beginning of their shift. Location: Frank Southern Ice Arena, 2100 S. Henderson St. Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 10

Spring Fling

Thursday, March 15

Time to fling off the winter blues and get active! Various games and activities will be provided for participants of all ages. Duties: Volunteers will help with setup and teardown of the event, as well as supervising the activity stations. Program time: 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Training: Volunteers will be trained at the beginning of their shift. Location: Twin Lakes Recreation Center, 1700 W. Bloomfield Rd. Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 8

Children’s Expo Saturday, March 24

The Children's Expo is a parent’s treasure trove for informational, educational, and recreational resources for school-age children. Duties: Calling all volunteers interested in child development. Add a festive atmosphere to the event, help professionals perform children’s health screenings, assist at the welcome table, provide vendor hospitality, and much more! Program time: Shift #1, 11 a.m.–2 p.m./Shift #2, 2–5 p.m. Training: Volunteers are trained at the beginning of their shift. Location: Monroe Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave. Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 20

Learn to Ride

Tuesday-Thursday, May 8–10

Beginning bike riders learn how to confidently and safely ride their bikes through individual instruction, and also learn about bike maintenance, road safety, and proper bike and helmet fitting. Duties: Volunteers will help participants learn to ride their bike without training wheels. Program time: 5:30–6:30 p.m. Training: Volunteers will be trained at the beginning of their shift. Location: Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, 2700 E. Rogers Rd. Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 3 per day

50+ Expo

Wednesday, May 9

50+ Expo is the community’s premier annual showcase of businesses and organizations whose products and services are geared toward baby boomers, seniors, and caregivers. Duties: Shift #1, 11 a.m.–2 p.m./Shift #2, 2:15–4:15 p.m./ Shift #3, 3-4:30 p.m./Shift #4, 4-5:30 p.m./Shift #5, 4:30-6 p.m. Volunteers will assist with setup and teardown of the event, as well as greeting people at the welcome table and inviting people to complete event surveys. Responsibilities vary based on shift. Program time: 3–6 p.m. Training: Volunteers will be trained at the start of their shift. Location: Twin Lakes Recreation Center, 1700 W. Bloomfield Rd. Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 14 total (number varies per shift)

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Bundle up and celebrate winter - snow not required! There are winter-themed games and activities, a photo booth, face painting, and more at Winter Palooza. Duties: Shift #1, 12:30–3:30 p.m./Shift #2, 3:30–6 p.m. Volunteers will assist with setup and teardown of the event and activity areas. Program time: 2–5 p.m. Training: Volunteers will be trained at the beginning of their shift. Location: Olcott Park, 2300 E. Canada Dr. Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 10

Spring Ice Show

Volunteer Opportunities

Program Volunteer Opportunities

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Sponsorship/Parks Partners

Special thanks to our Parks Partners! So many of our programs and events are enhanced through the sponsorship of local businesses and organizations. We’d like to thank the following sponsors for their involvement this past program season.

Aahaa Chai American Mortgage Aqua Pro Pool & Spa Baked! of Bloomington Baker Family Dentistry Baugh Fine Print and Mailing BloomBank Bloomingfoods Market and Deli Bloomington Community Orchard Bloomington Storytellers Guild Bloomington Veterinary Hospital Bobcat of Bloomington BuffaLouie's CFC, Inc. College Mall Veterinary Hospital Commercial Service Doering Consulting & IT Services The Dog House Eagle Ridge Civil Engineering Services Elder Care Connections Express Employment Services G Orthodontics H. Michelle Gregory, J.D. Tya Hanna, Realtor Harvest Moon Flower Farm ISU The May Agency IU Credit Union IU Health Bloomington Hospital

IU School of Public Health Ivy Tech Community College Koorsen Fire & Security LaserLite Mad 4 My Dog Positive Dog Solutions MainSource Bank Stephen R. Miller, CPA, PC MedExpress Urgent Care Monroe County Fairgrounds Monroe County Public Library Muddy Fork Farm & Bakery Persimmon Ridge Farm & Stables Kind Kombucha Rapid Reproductions Relish Roto-Rooter Plumbers Rundell Ernstberger Associates The Ryder Safe Place of Monroe, Owen and Greene County Siwy Plastic Surgery Ray Skillman Hoosier Ford Sterling Real Estate Sylvan Learning Center Tranquil Vibe Day Spa Uel Zing Coffee WonderLab Ziebart

Bring movies and music to city parks this summer! Embrace Bloomington’s love of music and community and promote local bands by supporting Bloomington Parks and Recreation’s Performing Arts Series. During 2017, more than 5,000 people visited Bloomington’s beautiful city parks to hear our finest local musicians and see family movies on the big screen.

There are four concert sponsorship levels to fit your budget, and all include the opportunity to be an important part of what makes Bloomington special! Diamond Record: $2,500 Silver Record: $500 Platinum Record: $1,200 Movie Sponsor: $400 Gold Record: $800 For a complete list of sponsor benefits, and to find out more about how your business can be a part of the 2018 Performing Arts Series, contact Crystal Ritter at 349-3725 or email ritterc@bloomington.in.gov.

Become a Winter–Spring 2018 Event Sponsor:

Children’s Expo/Deadline January 26/Sponsorship levels $350, $250, $150—Target Market: approximate attendance 400 families with school-age children Spring Fling/Deadline January 31/$300—Target Market: approximate attendance 100 families with children up to 10 years of age

Promote your products and services at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center: Reach your target market at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center, our multi-purpose facility offering programs and services that help make Bloomington a healthy, active community. This 100,000 sq. ft. sports, fitness and recreation complex serves thousands of diverse customers each year, from elite youth basketball teams to preschool soccer players. It is the perfect place for you to share your company’s message and reach your target audience. The facility features a 1/5-mile elevated indoor track, strength equipment and free weights, state-ofthe-art cardio studio, five hardwood courts, indoor turf field, mirrored exercise studio, and meeting rooms. The Twin Lakes Recreation Center is home to Jared Jeffries and Andrew Frank basketball camps, AAU local and regional tournaments, Bloomington Youth Basketball, and youth and adult soccer. Reach these target markets • 300,000 annual visits • 1,200+ active adult members • more than 800 SilverSneakers members (ages 55 yrs. and up) • 600+ Bloomington Youth Basketball players • local and regional basketball and other sports tournaments Custom opportunities to connect with your market • Our custom advertising packages can give you more than just signs! • Set up a display at the TLRC during tournaments or peak visitation. • Place coupons, menus, or brochures in our literature display areas. • Run a custom TV spot on our four closed-circuit TV screens all day, every day. • … and more! Price points for 96" × 42" banners (per year) Court 1: $1,500 Courts 2–5: $1,000 Turf: $1,000 Studios: $800 Larger banner sizes available.

For more information, contact Julie Ramey at 349-3719 or rameyj@bloomington.in.gov or Sarah Owen at 349-3739 or owensa@bloomington.in.gov.

The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation and IU Health Bloomington have partnered and combined resources to positively impact the health and wellness of the entire community.

50+ Expo/Deadline March 23/Sponsorship levels $800, $500, $250—Target Market: more than 500 annually, active, and engaged baby boomers and seniors

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For a complete list of sponsorship opportunities along with marketing benefits, contact Community Relations Coordinator, Sarah Owen at 349-3739 or owensa@bloomington.in.gov. Align your business with Bloomington Parks and Recreation facilities, trails, programs, and events.


Administration

Paula McDevitt.................................................................... Administrator mcdevitp@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3711 Ellen Campbell.........................................................................Graphic Designer campbele@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3799 Kim Clapp.......................................................................................Office Manager clappk@ bloomington.in.gov • 349-3710 Tiffany Hall................................................. Customer Service Representative halti@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3700 Brenda McGlothlin.................................. Customer Service Representative mcglothb@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3701 Sarah Owen.............................................Community Relations Coordinator owensa@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3739 Ethan Philbeck.......................................... Customer Service Representative philbece@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3757 Julie Ramey.................................................... Community Relations Manager rameyj@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3719

Operations and Natural Resources

Sports

John Turnbull.................................... Sports Services Division Director turnbulj@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3712 Aaron Craig.....................................................................Golf Facilities Manager craiga@ bloomington.in.gov • 349-3791 Daren Eads............................................................................ Facility Coordinator eadsd@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3772 Hsiung Marler..........................................Sports Facility/Programs Manager marlerh@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3742 Scott Pedersen........................................................ Youth Sports Coordinator pederses@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3774 Chelsea Price..................................................Aquatics/Program Coordinator pricec@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3769 Jason Sims...............................................................Golf Programs Coordinator simsja@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3782 Megan Stark..............................................................Membership Coordinator starme@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3770 Mark Sterner...................................................................... Sports Area Manager sternerm@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3768 Mark Thrasher..................................................... Golf Course Superintendent 349-3767 Dee Tuttle.................................................Sports Facility/Programs Manager tuttled@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3762

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Dave Williams..........Operations and Development Division Director williamd@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3706 John Barnes........................................................................................................ MEO barnesj@bloomington.in.gov Jon Behrman....................................................... Natural Resources Laborer II behrmanj@bloomington.in.gov Steve Cotter.......................................................... Natural Resources Manager cotters@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3736 Barb Dunbar................................................Operations Division Coordinator dunbarb@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3498 Don Foddrill.......................................................... Facilities Working Foreman foddrild@bloomington.in.gov Dave Fox...................................Sanitation and Grounds Working Foreman Curtis Gilstrap...................... Cemeteries/Landscaping Working Foreman Mike Hollingsworth................................. Facilities Maintenance Mechanic Lee Huss...........................................................................................Urban Forester hussl@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3716 Bill Kerr.................................................... Equipment Maintenance Mechanic kerrb@bloomington.in.gov Dan Kluesner.................................................................................. Sports Laborer 349-3760 Chris Lamb..................................................Athletic Fields Working Foreman lambc@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3760 Mark Marotz..........................................................Operations Superintendent marotz@bloomington.in.gov • 327-6119

Recreation

Rebecca Barrick-Higgins......... Recreation Services Division Director barrickb@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3713 Leslie Brinson..................................................... Community Events Manager brinsonl@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3715 Hannah Brock........................................................................ Program Specialist brockh@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3718 Robin Kitowski....................................................................... Program Specialist kitowskir@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3704 Alison Miller........................................................Health/Wellness Coordinator milleal@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3771 Erik Pearson......................................................................................... Coordinator pearsone@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3746 Bill Ream........................................................Community Events Coordinator reamw@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3748 Crystal Ritter.................................................Community Events Coordinator ritterc@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3725 Amy Shrake....................................................... Program/Facility Coordinator shrakea@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3747 Terrance Thomas.................................................................. Program Specialist thomast@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3783 Marcia Veldman..........................................Community Events Coordinator veldmanm@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3738

Bloomington Parks and Recreation Staff

Thank you to Lesilyn Neely for 25 years of service to Bloomington Parks and Recreation.

Kevin Prince.............................................. Urban Forestry Working Foreman Carl Retzlaff................................................................................................Laborer II retzlafc@bloomington.in.gov James Richardson............................................................................................ MEO richarja@bloomington.in.gov Dennis Robertson............................................................................................ MEO Jim Salisbury.............................................................................................Laborer II Haskell Smith............................................................Urban Forestry, Laborer II smithh@bloomington.in.gov Joanna Sparks..............................................................................City Landscaper sparkj@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3499 Elizabeth Tompkins.....................................Natural Resources Coordinator tompkine@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3759 Rob Turpin...................................................................Operations Crew Leader turpinr@bloomington.in.gov

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How to register: Choose one of four ways.

ONLINE

Online registration available 24–7!

Visit us at: bloomington.in.gov/parks Secured for credit card payment. VISA, MASTERCARD, or DISCOVER

WALK IN

Register in person by coming to the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation office located in City Hall at 401 N. Morton St., Ste. 250, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

MAIL IN

Complete the registration form and send it to Bloomington Parks and Recreation 401 N. Morton St., Ste. 250 Bloomington, IN 47404 Registrations must be received before the deadline.

DROP OFF

A convenient drop box is located outside City Hall, at the “401” address doors. Drop off your registration after hours or whenever it’s convenient for you. Make sure you drop off before the registration date.

VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, CASH, CHECK, CHECK or MONEY ORDER CHECK or MONEY ORDER or MONEY ORDER

Am I a City of Bloomington Resident? A resident is any person who resides within the City’s corporate limits. Do you pay Bloomington property taxes? Do you have a City of Bloomington trash pickup service? If you can answer “yes” to both of these questions, then you are a “City of Bloomington Resident.” If you are in an apartment and unsure if the property is “in-city” we can verify by checking your address. Even if your mailing address is “Bloomington,” it does not necessarily mean you are a City resident. Please call the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation office at 349-3700 if you have residency questions. Fees and Charges City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation is a City of Bloomington department under the administration of the Mayor of Bloomington. City of Bloomington residents, through property taxes, make a significant contribution to the operation of the park system. Non-resident fees are charged so non-resident participants can fairly contribute to overall financing of the park system. Fees are listed separately for City of Bloomington residents and non-city residents. Residency verification may be requested. Waiver Of Liability The City of Bloomington is not responsible for any injuries sustained as a result of participation in any department sponsored activity, or while using departmental facilities. It is recommended that anyone enrolled in a program or using facilities make provisions for adequate coverage within their own insurance plan.

Late Registration Any registrations received after the deadline date may be subject to a late registration fee. Refund Policy No refunds are provided after the first day of a program. All refunds are subject to a $2 fee. If the $2 charge does not cover costs incurred by the department, the refund may be pro-rated in addition to the $2 charge. There are no refunds on season passes. Full refunds are given on all programs cancelled by City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation. Allow four weeks for refund requests to be processed. Registration Procedures Complete the registration form, online or hard copy, making sure all information is current and correct. Parent/guardian information is vital in the event of an emergency. Include all pertinent information, including the program code listed beside the program information. Read and sign the waiver statement located in the lower left area of the registration form. Full payment is required at the time of registration. See above for payment methods. Forms will be processed in the order received. Register early! All forms must be received by the registration deadline. City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation is not responsible for lost or late mail. Registration receipts will be mailed to you. This is not a guarantee of enrollment, but an acknowledgement of your registration. We will contact you by phone or mail if there is a problem with your registration.

PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORM Name

Home Phone

Street Address

Work Phone

(parent/guardian if participant is under 18 or under legal guardianship)

City

State

City of Bloomington Resident? Yes

Zip

Emergency Contact Email Address

No

(If you are unsure of your residency status, please call 349-3700)

How did you hear of this program? Participant Name

Program Guide

Gender

Newspaper

Birthdate

Flyer

Friend

Shirt Size

Email

Inclusive Service Request: Reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in above program(s) related to specific needs associated with a disability. (circle one) YES NO If YES, please complete an Inclusion Assessment and the Inclusive Recreation Coordinator will contact you. We request at least two weeks notification for reasonable accommodations requests. In some cases reasonable accommodations may take longer. The undersigned is the adult Program Participant, or is the parent or legal guardian of the Program Participant. The undersigned hereby states that s/he understands the activities that will take place in this program, and that the Program Participant is physically and mentally able to participate in this program. The undersigned recognizes, as with any activity, there is risk of injury. In the event that the Program Participant sustains an injury in the course of the program, and the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is unable to contact the appropriate person(s) to obtain consent for treatment, the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department and/or its employees or volunteers are authorized to take reasonable steps to obtain appropriate medical treatment. The Program Participant and/or his/her parent or legal guardian shall be responsible for the cost of such treatment. The Undersigned now releases the City of Bloomington, the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, its employees, agents, and assigns, from any claims including, but not limited to, personal injuries or damage to property caused by or having any relation to this activity. It is understood that this release applies to any present or future injuries and that it binds the Undersigned, Undersigned’s spouse, heirs, executors and administrators. The Program Participant may be photographed and videotaped while participating in Parks and Recreation activities, and consent is given for the reproduction of such photos or videos for advertising and publicity. I have read this release and understand all of its terms. I agree with its terms and sign it voluntarily. _________________________________________________________________________

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Signature (parent/guardian if participant is under 18 or under legal guardianship)

Website

Previous Participant

Program Name

_____________

Date

Other

Class Code

Include Your Voluntary Donation to the Bloomington Parks & Recreation Department Community Garden Fund Bloomington Tree Fund Greatest need

Fee

$1 $3 $5 Other $

Total Enclosed

$

Make check or money order payable to: City of Bloomington

Mail registrations to:

City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation 401 N. Morton Street, Ste. 250, Bloomington IN 47404


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1 5. Clear Creek Trail Trailheads at W. Tapp Rd., That Rd. and Church Ln., between S. Rogers St. and S. Old SR 37 16. Crestmont Park 600 W. 16th St.

1 7. Ferguson Dog Park 4300 N. Stone Mill Rd.

1 8. Frank Southern Ice Arena 2100 S. Henderson St. • 812-349-3740 1 9. Goat Farm (undeveloped property) 2000 E. Winslow Rd.

20. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve 3300 N. Headley Rd. • 812-349-3732 21. Highland Village Park 950 S. Harvey Dr.

2 2. Jackson Creek Trail Trail through the Goat Farm between Sherwood Oaks Park and the High, Winslow, and Rogers roundabout 23. Latimer Woods 3200 E. Buick Cadillac Blvd.

24. Leonard Springs Nature Park 4685 S. Leonard Springs Rd. 2 5. Lower Cascades Park 2851 N. Old State Rd. 37

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12. Cascades Golf Course 3550 N. Kinser Pk. • 812-349-3764

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1 0. Building Trades Park 619 W. Howe St.

11. Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park and Community Gardens 812 W. Ninth St.

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7. Brown’s Woods (undeveloped property) Basswood Dr./Just East of Hwy. 37

9. Bryan Park Pool 1020 S. Woodlawn Ave. • 812-349-3780

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6. Broadview Park 740 W. Graham Dr.

8. Bryan Park 1001 S. Henderson St.

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5. Bloomington Rail Trail Trailhead at W. Country Club Dr.

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2. Banneker Community Center 930 W. Seventh St. • 812-349-3735

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1. Allison-Jukebox Community Center 351 S. Washington St. • 812-349-3731

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26. Miller-Showers Park 1500 N. College Ave.

37. Skate Park at Upper Cascades 2602 N. Kinser Pk.

28. Olcott Park 2300 E. Canada Dr.

39. Switchyard Park (undeveloped) 245 W. Grimes Ln.

27. Mills Pool 1100 W. 14th St. • 812-349-3781

9. Park Ridge East Park 2 4221 E. Morningside Dr. 0. Park Ridge Park 3 3421 E. Longview Ave. 31. Peoples Park 501 E. Kirkwood Ave.

2. RCA Community Park 3 1400 W. RCA Park Dr.

33. Rose Hill Cemetery 1100 W. Fourth St. • 812-349-3498 34. Schmalz Farm Park 3010 E. Daniel St. 35. Seminary Park 100 W. Second St.

6. Sherwood Oaks Park 3 1600 E. Elliston Dr.

38. Southeast Park 1600 Sycamore Ct.

40. The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park Third Street Park 331 S. Washington St.

41. Twin Lakes Recreation Center 1700 W. Bloomfield Rd. • 812-349-3720 42. Twin Lakes Sports Park 2350 W. Bloomfield Rd. 4 3. Upper Cascades Park 3550 N. Kinser Pike

4 4. Wapehani Mountain Bike Park 3401 W. Wapehani Rd.

4 5. White Oak Cemetery 1200 W. Seventh St. • 812-349-3498 46. Winslow Sports Complex 2800 S. Highland Ave.

47 . Winslow Woods Park/Willie Streeter Community Gardens 2120 S. Highland Ave.


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Parks and Recreation facilities, parks, programs and events for the January - April 2018 program season

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