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Parks & Recreation Connection

2017 Summer World Fest

Sharing Ethnic and Cultural Diversity May 20

Blaine Farmers Market Wednesdays beginning May 24

Blaine

Parks and Recreation

C o ver pho t o by S a r a h Gr a c e Pho t o gra phy


Contents

Facilities....................................... 3-4 Events..................................... 2, 4, 5 Preschool........................................ 6 Dance & Gymnastics.................... 7-9 Youth Programs....................... 10-12 Enrichment Camps.................. 13-15 Youth Sports & Camps............. 16-19 Adults Sports................................ 20 Adult Activities........................ 21-22 Community Outings................ 23-25 SATURDAY, SEPT. 9 | 8:00 AM | LAKESIDE COMMONS PARK Senior Center........................... 26-27 General Information................ 28-29 The Blaine Triathlon is produced by: Registration Form......................... 30 World Fest.................................... 31 Farmers Market............................ 32 $75 Individual ($100 after 7/1/17); Performance in the Park............... 32 $100 Team Relay of 2 or 3 participants ($125 after 7/1/17) Come out for our 6th Annual Blaine Triathlon distances include; 0.3 mile swim, 16.7 mile bike, and finishes with a 3.5 mile run. This race is great for beginners or seasoned veterans for their last race of the season! For ages 15 & older. Questions please call Nate at 763-785-6151. For more information and to Main Office register go to blainetriathlon.com. Max 350. 10801 Town Square Drive ~Executive Sponsor~ ~Diamond Sponsors~ Blaine, MN 55449-8101 763-785-6164

Contacts

Parks and Recreation Hotline 763-717-2709

~Platinum Sponsors~

Fax

763-785-6191

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

Tom Holland Agency

~Gold Sponsors~

~Silver Sponsor~

Park Maintenance 763-785-6165

Email

recreation@ci.blaine.mn.us

Website

www.BlaineParks.com www.BlaineEvents.com

Blaine City Hall

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

On-line Registration

www.blaineparks.com/register

Maps and Park Locations www.blaineparks.com

Saturday, July 29 at 8 am Lakeside Commons Park $30 RES; $33 NR Activity #5263

Come out for our 4th Annual Blaine Kids Triathlon. Distances will include 100 or 165 yard swim, 2.3 mile bike, and finishes with a 1 mile run. Questions please call Nate at 763-785-6151. Fee includes: race shirt, swim cap, refreshments, and medal. This race is not timed. Parents are encouraged to be the timekeepers for their children. For more information and to register go to blaineparks.com. Max 150. The Kids Triathlon is produced by:

Sponsored by:


Facilities

Aquatore Park Lakeside Commons Park

3 Town Square Park

Picnic Shelters

AQUATORE, LAKESIDE COMMONS, & TOWN SQUARE PARK Our picnic shelters can be rented for groups of up to 150 people. These shelters are perfect for graduation parties, family reunions, team picnics, birthday parties, and more! To reserve, submit a park shelter use application found at blaineparks. com or come into our office. Payment must be made at the time of reservation. See our website for park shelter policies and rules. Groups of 150+: may require full park rental, $500 refundable damage deposit and a non-refundable Special Event License Fee of $25. Other charges may apply. Half Day: 9 am - 2 pm or 3 pm - 8 pm; Full Day: 9 am - 10 pm LAKESIDE COMMONS PARK TOWN SQUARE PARK AQUATORE PARK 3020 Lakes Parkway Amenities:

9191 Lincoln Street NE Amenities:

• Shelter for groups up to 150 • Concessions • Beach & splash pad • Playground • Restroom buildings • Grill & electrical outlets • Boat rentals • Fishing dock • Sand volleyball court

• 2 shelters for groups up to 150 each • Large new playground • Restroom building • Grills & electrical outlets • Softball fields • Open play space • Large shaded areas • Adjacent to Fogerty Ice Arena

FEES (include sales tax)

Resident Half Day Resident Full Day Non-resident Half Day Non-resident Full Day

FEES (include sales tax)

$ 80.34 $139.26 $112.48 $171.40

Resident Half Day $101.77 Resident Full Day $160.69 Non-resident Half Day $133.91 Non-resident Full Day $192.83 Daily Parking Fee (non-residents) $5/car (June 2-Sept. 4)

10802 Town Square Drive Amenities:

• Shelter for groups up to 150 • Fountain • Open play space • Trails • Restrooms nearby at Blaine City Hall

FEES (include sales tax)

Resident Half Day Resident Full Day Non-resident Half Day Non-resident Full Day

$ 80.34 $139.26 $112.48 $171.40

Lakeside Commons Park & Beach Aquatore Dog Park

OPEN JUNE 2 – SEPTEMBER 4 HOURS BEACH SPLASH PAD BOATHOUSE PARK RENTALS

9191 LINCOLN STREET NE

10 am - 8 pm 10 am - 6 pm 11 am - 5 pm 5 am - 10 pm

Available for rent (18 & older)during boathouse hours.

KAYAKS & CANOES PARKING PERMITS

$7/HR; 2 HOUR MAX.

OPEN DAILY, YEAR ROUND FROM 5 am – 10 pm PARK AMENITIES INCLUDE: • Fencing • Separate large and small dog areas • Shelter with heater/power • Picnic tables • Clean bag containers • Drinking fountains • Security light

Parking permits are required for all Lakeside Commons Park users during the beach season. Permits are available at the Rules are posted at the park and at BlaineParks.com park during open hours. BLAINE RESIDENTS: Free with Proof of Residency NON-RESIDENTS: $5 daily; $25 season pass Summer 2017 • www.blaineparks.com • 763-785-6164


Facilities & Community Events 4 EARTH DAY

DISC GOLF AT LOCHNESS PARK

Number of Holes: 9; Course Hours: sunrise to sunset Disc golf is a fun activity for participants of nearly all ages and abilities. Simply throw a disc toward a designated basket and like golf, count one point for each throw. Lowest score wins. Lochness Park’s disc golf course has three different tee boxes suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced players. Disc rental is available through the parks and recreation office. Call 763-785-6164 for more information. Play is on a first come, first serve basis.

TENNIS & PICKLEBALL COURTS

Aurelia Park* 91st Ave. & Jefferson St. Austin Park 85th Ln. & Brant St. Blaine High School 12555 University Ave. Carrara East Park* Eldorado St. & 131st Ave. Centennial Green Park* Austin St. & 99th Ln. Eastside Park National St. & 107th Ave. Jim Peterson Athletic Complex 12302 Cloud Dr. Lexington Athletic Complex* 4286 - 121st Ave. Roosevelt Middle School 650 Main St. Territorial Park Jefferson St south of Territorial Westwood Park Able St. & 88 1/2 Ave. Xylite Park 9033 Xylite St.

* Pickleball courts

Celebrate Earth Day by gathering with your neighbors and cleaning up your neighborhood park! The Parks and Recreation Department is looking for residents to organize an Earth Day Clean-up event at any of our 64 parks. You select the date, time, and park….we provide the supplies! Select a date anytime between April 15 and May 15. The focus in 2017 will be general trash and yard waste pick up and sprucing up the plant bed by the park signs. Contact 762-717-2723 or email skunza@ci.blaine.mn.us to get started! What we supply: • Neighborhood mailing • Garbage & yard waste bags • 5 gallon cooler with lemonade (limited quantity and must be returned) • Cups • Snacks • Portable restroom (if requested) • Garbage & yard waste pick-up • Certificates • Trinkets for kids

What the neighborhood supplies:

• Neighborhood organizer • Volunteers • Work Gloves & Yard tools • Anything extra to make the event fun and successful!

BIKE HELMET FITTING & SALES EVENTS Bike helmets priced at $10 each.

NIGHT TO UNITE Tuesday, August 1

The City of Blaine Safety Services Division wants to ensure the Night to Unite brings neighbors together in the name of crime safety of bicyclists in the community. During the months of prevention and community. Registration will be available on April and May we will be distributing AND PROPERLY FITTING the city website beginning in April, or registration packets can helmets for our community. also be picked up at the Blaine Police Department at City Hall. Helmets are available in a variety of colors and sizes ranging Registration is free. Early registration is encouraged to ensure from toddler to adult, so bring the whole family! All Bell® a visit from a public safety official, McGruff the Crime Dog or helmets comply with the U.S. CPSC Safety Standards. No Sparky the Fire Dog. Visit www.ci.blaine.mn.us for updates appointment necessary. Have a previously purchased helmet, and registration materials, or call Crime Prevention Specialist but are unsure of the fit? Feel free to bring any helmet you Kim Kiley at 763-785-6186 for additional information. already own and our trained staff will be happy to check the

BLAINE FESTIVAL JUNE 23-25 AQUATORE PARK BLAINEFESTIVAL.ORG

fit and make adjustments accordingly. Cash or check only. For more information, please call Crime Prevention Specialist Andrea Hunt, 763-785-6113.

DATES: Tuesdays, April 4 and May 16 TIME: 4 - 7 pm LOCATION: Blaine City Hall

Summer 2017 • www.blaineparks.com • 763-785-6164


Special Events 5 BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNY

NEW!

Parent and child will enjoy a continental breakfast, craft time, and pictures with the Bunny. Don’t miss out on this memorable event! Fee includes a continental breakfast for one child and one adult, two crafts for one child, pictures with Bunny. We will take a picture of your kids with the Bunny and email it to you OR bring your own camera for pictures with the Bunny. Extra adults may attend for $2 each. Registration is required and limited to 25 children per time slot. Event held at Blaine City Hall Atrium.

For families with children ages 10 & under Saturday, April 1 $10 RES; $11 NR 9 am Activity #5357 10 am Activity #5358 FULL 11 am Activity #5359 Noon Activity #5360

FAMILY FUN NIGHT

Join the Blaine Parks and Recreation Department for Family Fun Night, an evening dedicated entirely to families. Children can enjoy FREE kiddie carnival games, explore a police car and a fire truck at our vehicle fair. Concessions will be available for purchase! We will also have multiple inflatables and some will get you wet! And don’t forget to bring your camera. Event held at Aquatore Park located at 9191 Lincoln St NE.

Tuesday, July 18 FREE!

6 - 8 pm Aquatore Park

21ST ANNUAL

SAFETY CAMP Incoming 4th Graders ONLY

The Blaine Police Department, the Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department, and the Blaine Parks and Recreation Department are sponsoring an exciting program to teach kids, through a variety of fun activities, how to be safe in their daily lives. The 21st annual Blaine Safety Camp interactive safety and information sessions may include: fire safety, water safety, internet safety, first aid, personal safety, electrical safety, animal safety, brain injury prevention, a police K9 demonstration and more. Safety Camp is held rain or shine! Max 150.

Date & Time Awards Ceremony

July 11 & 12 8 am - 4:30 pm

Fire Station 3 11920 Ulysses St NE July 12 6:30 - 8 pm Spring Lake Park Performing Arts Center 1100 81st Avenue NE

Fee $40 per participant Fee includes lunch, snacks, adult leadership,

supplies, fitted bike helmet,t-shirt, & awards ceremony.

Registration Open registration Activity #

Blaine residents only: April 10-14 April 17 until filled 5463

Early registrations will NOT be accepted. Registration is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. On-line registrations accepted at blaineparks.com/register. Summer 2017 • www.blaineparks.com • 763-785-6164


Preschool 6 LITTLE SCHOOL ages 3 to 5

Educational and recreational activities are designed to enrich and develop your child’s social, intellectual and physical growth. Your child will have a great time in this class. Each class will have an assistant, making the leader to child ratio even better. Children will participate in activities appropriate for their age level, like arts & crafts, story-time, nature study, safety, and creative movement. This class is designed for preschool children; those who have attended kindergarten are not eligible to register even if they fall within the age range. Ages as of 9/1/17. Children must be toilet trained. Parents will take turns bringing snack. Program held at Jefferson Elementary School Room 111. Register by June 1. Instructor: Lisa Franks. No class July 3 & 4. AGE

DATE

TIME

FEE

ACTIVITY #

MAX #

$95 RES; $105 NR

5464

15 students

5465

15 students

5466

10 students

5

Mon & Wed June 19 - July 26

9 am - noon

4 3

Tues & Thur June 20 - July 27 Tues & Thur June 20 - July 27

10:30 am - 12:30 pm $75 RES; $83 NR $65 RES; $72 NR 9 - 10:15 am

Music Together is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed early childhood music and movement program for children from birth to kindergarten and the grownups who love them. In class, you’ll dance, sing, play rhythm instruments and share 45 minutes of pure fun with your child each week for 8 weeks while supporting your child or children’s cognitive, verbal, physical, emotional, social AND music development. Families receive CDs and songbooks of session’s song collection so the fun and learning continues at home. The cost for these materials is included in the tuition. All classes are mixed-age, so siblings can participate together. Infants under eight months on the first day of the session are free with a paying sibling. The cut off birth date for infant siblings to be free of charge is Oct. 19, 2016. Infants are welcomed in class and when registered as the only child in a family, pay the full tuition. Visit a FREE demo class before the summer session to learn more about the program. For more information or specific questions about the classes, call or email Director Clarice Wilson, Ph.D. at 651-439-4219, or Clarice@MusicTogetherClasses.com, or visit MusicTogetherClasses.org.

FREE DEMONSTRATION CLASSES

(Register at MusicTogetherClasses.com for one of the dates & times listed below)

CLOVERLEAF ROOM B AT BLAINE CITY HALL DATE: Tuesday, June 13 TIME: 6:15 pm BLAINE BASEBALL COMPLEX BUILDING DATE: Thursday, June 15 TIME: 9:30 am

SUMMER CLASSES CLOVERLEAF ROOM B AT BLAINE CITY HALL DATE: Tuesdays, June 20 - August 15 (no class 7/4) TIME: 5:15 pm OR 6:15 pm BLAINE BASEBALL COMPLEX BUILDING DATE: Thursdays, June 22 - August 10 TIME: 9:30 am or 10:30 am FEE: $149 first child; $79 additional child under 8 months FREE with registered sibling

Register only at www.MusicTogetherClasses.com or by phone at 651-439-4219.

Registration will not be accepted at the Parks and Recreation office. Summer 2017 • www.blaineparks.com • 763-785-6164


Gymnastics 7

Our mission is to develop happy, healthy children by providing a fun, safe, & parent friendly environment. By using positive teaching practices we strive to help your child develop a strong sense of self worth. Our ultimate goal is for your children to develop a life long passion for health & sport. All classes held at Perpetual Motion Gymnastics, 12440 Aberdeen St. NE, Suite 101. perpetualmotiongymnastics.com

TINY TWISTERS

TORNADOS

This is a parent/tot class which is designed to develop large motor skills through play in an atmosphere of color, music, and fun! Max 16. Register by June 5 for session 1 and by July 10 for session 2.

A program for 4 & 5 year olds who have had no or limited gymnastics experience. Your child will learn basic tumbling, flexibility, strength, and coordination in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Max 18. Register by June 5 for session 1 and by July 10 for session 2.

ages 16 to 39 months

ages 4 to 5

Perpetual Motion

$82 RES; $90 NR

Thursdays Session 1: June 15 - July 13 Session 2: July 20 - Aug. 17

9:30 - 10:15 am Activity #5467 Activity #5468

CYCLONES age 3

This program provides an introduction to motor skills, balance, body awareness & group interaction in a fun and safe environment. Max 18. Register by June 5 for session 1 and by July 10 for session 2. Perpetual Motion

$82 RES; $90 NR

Wednesdays Session 1: June 14 - July 12 Session 2: July 19 - Aug. 16

10:30 - 11:15 am Activity #5469 Activity #5470

Wednesdays Session 1: June 14 - July 12 Session 2: July 19 - Aug. 16

6:30 - 7:15 pm Activity #5471 Activity #5472

Thursdays Session 1: June 15 - July 13 Session 2: July 20 - Aug. 17

9:30 - 10:15 am Activity #5473 Activity #5474

Perpetual Motion Wednesdays Session 1: June 14 - July 12 Session 2: July 19 - Aug. 16

$82 RES; $90 NR 10:30 - 11:15 am Activity #5475 Activity #5476

Wednesdays Session 1: June 14 - July 12 Session 2: July 19 - Aug. 16

6:30 - 7:15 pm Activity #5477 Activity #5478

Thursdays Session 1: June 15 - July 13 Session 2: July 20 - Aug. 17

9:30 - 10:15 am Activity #5479 Activity #5480

BEGINNER ages 6 to 10

For youth that are interested in the introduction of gymnastics. Events include bars, beam, tramp, and floor. Focus will be to learn the basics of gymnastics in a fun and safe environment! Max 30. Register by June 5 for session 1 and July 10 for session 2. Perpetual Motion Wednesdays Session 1: June 14 - July 12 Session 2: July 19 - Aug. 16

$95 RES; $105 NR 5:30 - 6:30 pm Activity #5481 Activity #5482

Wednesdays Session 1: June 14 - July 12 Session 2: July 20 - Aug. 17

6:45 - 7:45 pm Activity #5483 Activity #5484

Thursdays Session 1: June 15 - July 13 Session 2: July 20 - Aug. 17

10:30 - 11:30am Activity #5485 Activity #5486

Summer 2017 • www.blaineparks.com • 763-785-6164


Dance 8 TO PROVIDE quality dance instruction and a variety of fun opportunities to learn and demonstrate dance skill while building self-esteem. TO ENCOURAGE academic excellence as well as other involvements that contribute to the development of a multi-talented, “well rounded” individual. TO OFFER class choices for all ages that promote a healthy lifestyle. All classes held at QC Dance, 9967 Ulysses Ave NE. www.QCDance.com. Registration deadline is one week before class begins.

INTRO TO DANCE ages 2½ to 5

A delightful introduction to the art of dance with ballet basics, creative movement, fun with props and tumbling, all in a professional dance setting. Please wear leotard (skirt attached is acceptable if not too long) or exercise or comfortable stretchy attire and ballet slippers. This class is perfect for the child who is comfortable separating from mom or dad. Max 15. Includes performance on July 26. Ages 21/2-3 Wednesdays, June 21 - July 19 6:05 - 6:40 pm $50 RES; $55 NR Activity #5487 Fridays, June 23 - July 21 9:25 - 10 am $50 RES; $55 NR Activity #5488 Ages 4 & 5 Wednesdays, June 21 - July 19 6:45 - 7:20 pm $50 RES; $55 NR Activity #5489 Fridays, June 21 - July 21 10:05 - 10:45 am $50 RES; $55 NR Activity #5490

BALLET, TAP & KIDS’ JAZZ ages 5 to 8

Participants will learn basic ballet positions & steps in a relaxed atmosphere where fun & creativity are encouraged. Enjoy some foot stomping & jazz for coordination & rhythm. Discover Dance! Fun for your feet! Max 15. Includes performance on July 26. Wednesdays, June 21 - July 19 7:15 - 7:55 pm $50 RES; $55 NR Activity #5491

LITTLE HIP HOPPERS ages 4 to 6

Students will learn the latest styles of dance through body isolations, funky-styled steps and contemporary moves to the latest approved pop and hip hop music. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. Max 15. . Includes performance on July 26. Wednesdays, June 21 - July 19 6 - 6:35 pm $50 RES; $55 NR Activity #5492

HIP HOP ages 7 to 11

Students will learn the latest styles of dance through body isolations, funky-styled steps and contemporary moves to the latest approved pop and hip hop music. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. Max 15. Includes performance on July 26.

Wednesdays, June 21 - July 19 $50 RES; $55 NR

6:40 - 7:15 pm Activity #5493

CLOGGING FOR BEGINNERS ages 5 to 10

A beginning level clogging class…high energy and lots of fun! Clog dancing is similar to tap. Dancers will learn Appalachian clogging steps including basics, doubles, triples, cowboy, joey and MORE! No experience necessary for this class. Along with FUN, dancers will get the benefits of improved flexibility, coordination, endurance, strength and building self confidence. Tap or Clog shoes required. Max 15. Includes performance on July 26. Wednesdays, June 21 - July 19 7:25 - 8 pm $50 RES; $55 NR Activity #5494

DANCE TEAM PREP & TECHNIQUE ages 10 to 18

Everything you need for your school dance team! Taught by competition dance team coaches, these classes are open to all dancers and all levels. These classes specialize in state‐ level dance team skills including kick stamina, jazz and kick technique and flexibility. Max 15. Register by June 7. Includes performance on July 26. Wednesdays, June 21 - July 19 7:15 - 8 pm $50 RES; $55 NR Activity #5495

The classes listed on this page have a performance on Wednesday, July 26 at 7PM at Town Square Park.

Summer 2017 • www.blaineparks.com • 763-785-6164


Dance 9 TUMMY TIME- INFANT MOVEMENT CLASS ages 3 months through crawlers & parent/adult

This interactive class provides parent/infant bonding during a class filled with music, props and activities. Each infant will participate in stretching, tummy time and more to reach their developmental milestones through play! Max 10. Fridays, June 23 - July 21 Activity #5496 Fridays, August 4 - 25 Activity #5497 $40 RES; $44 NR 10:50 - 11:35 am

MOMMY & ME DANCE CLASS ages 0 to 3 & parent/adult Parents and tots enjoy an exercise-activity class together Tots enjoy playful songs, fun props and tumbling. Dads are welcome, too! Our instructor will guide parent and child through exercise and play activities. Please wear comfortable attire and clean tennis shoes or ballet slippers. This class is perfect for children not ready to separate from mom or dad. Max 15. Wednesdays, June 21 - July 19 $50 RES; $55 NR

5:30 - 6 pm Activity #5498

STORY TIME WITH A TWIST ages 0 to 5 Reading is fun and so is wiggling around! Story Time with a Twist is a weekly activity for children of all ages and their caregivers. This fun-filled activity combines storybooks with music, dance, rhymes, instruments, finger plays, and much more! Join us as we explore stories while learning rhythm, musicality, motor skills and verbal skills. Max 25. Ages 0-3 with a parent/adult $20 RES; $22 NR Wednesdays 9:35 - 10:10 am June 7 - 28 Activity #5499 August 2 - 23 Activity #5500 Fridays 10:50 - 11:25 am July 7 - 28 Activity #5501 August 4 - 25 Activity #5502 Ages 2-5 independent $20 RES; $22 NR Wednesdays 10:10 - 10:45 am June 7 - 28 Activity #5503 August 2 - 23 Activity #5504 Fridays 11:30 - 12:05 pm July 7 - 28 Activity #5505 August 4 - 25 Activity #5506

TUTUS FOR TOTS ages 2 to 5

A beginning level class to introduce young dancers to ballet. Includes creative movement, fun with props, and ballet basics. Dancers will explore ballet through creative movement, ballet technique and storytelling. Please wear a leotard (skirt attached is acceptable) or exercise or comfortable stretchy attire and ballet slippers. Max 15. Fridays $40 RES; $44 NR Ages 2-3 9:30 - 10:05 am August 4 - 25 Activity #5507 Ages 4-5 10:10 - 10:40 am August 4 - 25 Activity #5508

PRINCESS-PRINCE DANCE PARTY ages 3 to 6

You’re already true royalty at home, so enjoy this camp of crowns, fancy gowns, dazzling dancers and princess-prince manners. This camp is a royal introduction to the art of dance with a Princess-Prince Theme. Students will learn ballet basics, creative movement and participate in majestic crafts. Please wear a leotard (skirt attached is acceptable) or exercise or comfortable stretchy attire and ballet slippers. Max 15. Wednesdays, June 21 - July 19 5:30 - 6:10 pm $50 RES; $55 NR Activity #5509

FAIRY TALE FUN ages 4 to 7

You do believe in fairies so join friends on a fabulous trip to Neverland, sprinkling pixie dust, wearing wings and waving our magic wands!. Students will learn ballet basics, creative movement and participate in majestic crafts. Please wear leotard (skirt attached is acceptable) or exercise or comfortable stretchy attire and ballet slippers. Max 15. Wednesdays, June 21 - July 19 6:35 - 7:15 pm $50 RES; $55 NR Activity #5510

KIDS YOGA

ages 3 - 10 Students will learn calming yoga moves used to center and control energy. Yoga moves are age appropriate and incorporate fun names to keep it exciting for kids. Students will work on balance, flexibility and strength while moving and holding different yoga poses. Max 15. Mondays, July 31 - Aug 21 6:10 - 6:50 pm $40 RES; $44 NR Activity #5512


Dance &

Musical Theater

10

Musical Theater Camps

Dance Camps

Join your friends at QC dance for fun dance camps! 9967 Ulysses Ave NE. NINJA CAMP

ages 4 - 7 This camp gives boys and girls the opportunity to practice and learn ‘ninja’ skills through hip hop and acro. Students will work on stamina, flexibility and ‘trick’ moves focusing on technique. Great for kids who like to run and jump! Max 15. Mondays, July 31 - Aug 21 5:30 - 6:10 pm $40 RES; $44 NR Activity #5511

SNOW PRINCESS DAY CAMP

ages 3 - 8 Enjoy a Magical Journey of dance, crafts, and character building inspired by the movie ‘Frozen’. Performance on Thursday at 11:45am. Max. 15. June 12 - 15 9 am - Noon $145 RES; $159 NR Activity #5513

DANCER & DOLL DAY CAMP

ages 3 - 8 Inspired by American Doll characters including Isabelle and Gabriella- 2017 Doll of the Year. Come enjoy dancing, crafts, snacks and FUN! Performance on Thursday at 11:45 am. Max 15. August 14 - 17 9 am - Noon $145 RES; $159 NR Activity #5514

BROADWAY BOUND CAMP

ages 3 - 8 Your child will be a STAR at our camp! Students will learn all about theater, dance, enjoy a craft and a snack! Max. 15. July 28 9 am - Noon $40 RES; $44 NR Activity #5515

TERRIFIC TROLLS CAMP

ages 3 - 8 Terrific Trolls Camp is inspired by the movie Trolls. Students will enjoy dancing, crafts, creative movement and more! Max. 15. August 8 5:30 - 7 pm $30 RES; $33 NR Activity #5516

The mission of Mayer Arts is to not only provide training for those who are serious about learning but also to offer classes that are tons of fun! We teach proper technique, terminology, body awareness, and an appreciation for the arts. Our goal is that students will not only find a love for the arts but also build healthy habits and self-esteem; skills that will be helpful to them for the rest of their lives! www.mayerarts.com.

MOANNA ages 4 to 8 The Ocean is calling! We will dance and sing to the music from Moana and put together our own musical! Everyone will learn how to put together a professional show from start to finish. Learn how to properly speak lines, block a scene, develop a character and much more! No experience necessary. All that is needed are comfortable clothing and lightweight tennis shoes or dance shoes. Please bring a nut free snack and beverage daily. Friends and family are invited to observe our show beginning the final 30 minutes of the final class. Max. 20. Camp held at the Sunnyside Park Building. Register by July 17.

June 26 - 29 $124 RES; $136 NR

9 am - noon Activity #5517

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ages 4 to 8 & 7 to 12 Tale As Old As Time! Learn songs and dances from Beauty and the Beast and put on a show! Everyone will learn how to put together a professional show from start to finish. Learn how to properly speak lines, block a scene, develop a character and much more! No experience necessary. All that is needed are comfortable clothing and lightweight tennis shoes or dance shoes. Please bring a nut free snack and beverage daily. Friends and family are invited to observe our show beginning the final 30 minutes of the final class. Max. 20. Camps held at the Sunnyside Park building. Register by June 30.

AGES 4 - 8 July 10 - 13 $124 RES; $136 NR

9 am - noon Activity #5518

AGES 7 - 12 July 10 - 13 $124 RES; $136 NR

1 - 4 pm Activity #5519


Play-Net

Blaine

11

Blast off on an out-of-this-world adventure to Play-Net Blaine. Our playground program is coming to a neighborhood park near you. The Cosmic FUN Van will be landing with our highly trained recreation crew, taking kids on a quest for the best summer on Earth. This supervised and structured program focuses on fun, physical fitness, socialization, and exploring creativity by: offering age-appropriate active games and sport-related activities; encouraging kids to meet other kids in the neighborhood; and providing planned arts and crafts projects and drama activities based on weekly themes! No make-up dates for cancellations due to weather. Check blaineparks.com for up to date information for inclement weather. Register by June 1. One session per child. No programs July 3, 4, 11, & 12. Registration is open March 20 for Blaine residents. Remaining spots are open to anyone beginning March 27.

REGISTRATION: RESIDENTS - MARCH 20 GENERAL PUBLIC - MARCH 27

PLAY-NET BLAINE completed Kindergarten to grade 5 max: 50 per park

$80 RES; $88 NR

PLAY-NET BLAINE JUNIOR ages 3½ to 5 $90 RES; $99 NR (must be age 3 by 1-1-17 and be potty trained) max: 25 per park MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS JUNE 12 - AUGUST 9 West Lake Lexington Athletic Complex Happy Acres Deacons TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS JUNE 13 - AUGUST 10 West Lake Quail Creek Kane Meadows Legacy Creek

TIME 9:30 - noon 9:30 - noon 1 - 3:30 pm 1 - 3:30 pm TIME 9:30 - noon 9:30 - noon 1 - 3:30 pm 1 - 3:30 pm

PLAYNET activity #

PLAYNET JUNIOR activity #

5520 5521 5522 5523 PLAYNET activity # 5524 5525 5526 5527

5528 5529 5530 5531 PLAYNET JUNIOR activity # 5532 5533 5534 5535

**no programs July 3, 4, 11, & 12 Summer 2017 • www.blaineparks.com • 763-785-6164


Friday Field Trips

12

All field trips include quality supervision (1 to 10 ratio), bus transportation, and admissions. Participants must bring a bag lunch and wear sunscreen for outdoor locations - applied prior to checking in. One field trip t-shirt will be supplied for every participant and must be worn on all field trip days. Transportation departs from and returns to Blaine City Hall. Max 25.

SCIENCE MUSEUM ages 6 to 12

Come along with us as we go exploring at the Science Museum of MN. We will have lots of time to explore all of the cool exhibits and we will also make a stop at the Omni Theater. We will get lots of time in Sportsology exhibit where we can see how our body moves when we are playing different sports. Please bring a bag lunch including a drink. Register by June 4. Max 20.

Friday, June 23 $27 RES; $30 NR BUNKER BEACH ages 7 to 12

10:30 am - 3 pm Activity #5546

APPLE VALLEY AQUATIC CENTER ages 7 to 12

We will spend our day on the waterslides, the diving board and just relaxing in the lazy river. Grab a friend and your sunscreen for a day of fun. You must be 42 inches or taller to go down the body slides and at least 48 inches or taller to go down the inner tube slides. Please bring a bag lunch, swim suit, towel and money for concessions if you would like. We will be eating our lunches at the aquatic center. Register by July 9. Max 20.

Friday, July 21 $24 RES; $27 NR

We will start our day exploring Elm Creek Park's awesome playground. With multiple levels and challenging play structures, time will fly by! After we eat lunch at the park and play some fun games, we will head over to the swim pond. The Elm Creek Swim Pond is a chlorinated, sandy bottom swimming area which brings the feel of the beach and the comforts of an outdoor pool. Bring a bag lunch, water bottle & sunscreen. Register by July 24. Max. 20.

8:50 am - 3:35 pm Activity #5545 Friday, July 28 $26 RES; $29 NR

Visit one of the best outdoor waterparks in the state! Bunker Beach is loaded with fun: the wave pool, playground, lazy river, water slides, and more! Bring a bag lunch, swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen. Register by July 10. Max 20.

Friday, July 14 $28 RES; $31 NR

ELM CREEK PARK PLAYGROUND & SWIM POND ages 7 to 12

10 am - 3 pm Activity #5548

FLYING HIGH AT THE LEARNING JET AND SKY ZONE ages 7 to 12 Let’s climb into a Boeing 727 cargo jet airplane! Now is your chance to see what all the controls look like, how big the landing gear is and get a hands on experience close up as we head to the Learning Jet located at the St. Paul Downtown Airport. After we are done learning how to fly we will head to Skyzone in Oakdale where can do some more flying – flying high on trampolines! Please bring a bag lunch including a drink. 2 waivers are required for this trip – The Learning Jet and Skyzone. Register by July 23. Max 20.

Friday, August 4 $32 RES; $35 NR

8:40 am - 2:50 pm Activity #5549

CASCADE BAY WATER PARK ages 7 to 12

10 am - 4 pm Lazy river, body slides, tube slides and Shipwreck Cove are all Activity #5547 a part of the attractions at Cascade Bay water park in Eagan.

Join us for a day of summer fun at this stand out water park. Participants will also enjoy a round of mini golf. Bring a bag lunch, swimsuit, towel and sunscreen. Register by August 7. Max 20.

Friday, August 11 $32 RES; $35 NR Summer 2017 • www.blaineparks.com • 763-785-6164

10 am - 3:45 pm Activity #5550


Enrichment

Camps

13 BABYSITTING CLASS ages 11 & up

Learn to be responsible babysitters by examining safety guidelines, child development, finding jobs, rates, and first aid. Hands-on experience with diapers and bottle-feeding are included. Participants receive a packet of materials and certificates are awarded to all students who successfully demonstrate the skills during ONE of the class dates below. Must be age 11 by date of class. Bring a doll, lunch, and beverage. Max 12. Class held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room A. Registration deadline is one week prior to class start date. Instructor: Joy Handt.

9 am - 4 pm Tuesday, July 11 Friday, July 28 Wednesday, August 16

$80 RES; $88 NR Activity #5536 Activity #5537 Activity #5538

HOME ALONE CAMP

ages 9 - 12 There is no magic age at which children develop the maturity and good sense needed to stay alone. This class will help prepare them to be alone for short periods of time, before or after school or while you run errands. Sessions include personal and home safety, first aid, internet safety, phone skills, fire safety, escape plans, what to do in severe weather, healthy snack ideas, fitness, appropriate non-screen time activities and more! Lunch provided. Class is a partnership with the Blaine Police and Parks and Recreation Department and the Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department. Max 35. Register by June 7. SBM Fire Station #3, 11920 Ulysses St.

Wednesday, June 14 9 am - 4 pm GROUP GUITAR LESSONS ages 7 & up

$30 Activity #5539

Dust off that guitar and come learn how to play it! Our lessons focus on having fun, learning and building skills. Beginning group lessons are a great way to learn basic chords and instrumentals while having a good time. Intermediate guitar is for those who have already learned the basics of guitar. Must have your own guitar (bring amplifier for electrics). Max. 10. Program held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf room. Register by June 7.

Wednesdays, June 14 - July 19 Beginner 6 - 6:45 pm Intermediate 7 - 7:45 pm

$70 RES; $77 NR Ages 7-10 Activity #5540 Ages 11 & up Activity #5541

TAE KWON DO ages 5 to adult

Tae Kwon Do is a modern martial art based on Korean tradition that incorporates techniques of kicking, punching, and blocking. Learn self-defense and controlled movements through sparring. This is a great class to develop discipline, strength, stamina, and flexibility. Join at any time – fee will be prorated. Please wear comfortable clothing. Testing and uniforms are available for an extra fee through the instructor. Max 20 per class. Program held at Sunnyside Park Building. Instructor: Mr. Bill Frauly, 3rd DAN black belt. No class July 3 & 5.

AGES 5 TO 7 & PARENT/ADULT Mondays, June 12 - Aug. 14 6:15 - 6:45 pm AGES 8 TO 12 & 13 TO ADULT Mon. & Wed. June 12 - Aug. 16 Ages 8 - 12 6:45 - 8 pm Ages 13 & up 8 - 9:15 pm

$45 RES; $50 NR Activity #5542 $75 RES; $83 NR Activity #5543 Activity #5544

PURE POMS AND CHEER ages 4 & up

Pure Poms and Cheer is an exciting dance and cheerleading program for children ages 4 and older. This fun course will teach students popular cheers, changes, choreographed pom/dance routines, jumps, leaps, splits, basic tumbling, basic stunts, and many other skills required for school cheerleading and/or competitive cheer tryouts. Classes are taught by a coach with 20 years of experience. This program also promotes physical fitness, self-confidence, and teamwork. A group recital is performed on the last day of class and each student receives a medal and certificate. Other optional performance opportunities will be available. Poms, t-shirts, cheer skorts, and shorts are available for purchase but are not required for the course. Class held at National Sports Center in the Schwan’s Super Rink Dance Studio. Max: 20 per class. No class July 3.

Mondays, June 26 - August 7 ages 4-8: 6:45 – 7:15 pm ages 9 and up: 7:30 – 8:30 pm

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$88 RES;$96 NR Activity #5633 Activity #5634


Enrichment

Camps

14

by Computer Explorers

HACKING MINECRAFT: MODS, SKINS, TEXTURES entering grades 3 to 6 JAVA MINECRAFT MODDING: SUPER-TOOL entering grades 3 - 8

Learn and use elements of Java coding to create a Minecraft Mod. Students will create a set of tools and weapons and combine the functions into one super-tool. Students should be comfortable with keyboarding, and playing Minecraft. Bring a USB drive to take home your Mod, snacks and drink each day. Max. 24. Class held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room B. Register by June 12.

June 20 & 21 $108 RES; $118 NR

9 am - 2 pm July 25 & 26 Activity #5551 $108 RES; $118 NR

STAR WARS JEDI MOVIE MAKING entering grades 1 - 3

From a galaxy, far, far away, Star Wars comes to life! Work on a stop motion animated Lego Star Wars Movie. Star Wars action figures, Legos, and backdrops will be provided for filming. Handle all the technical details including using a digital movie camera, filming scenes, stop-motion animation, digital editing and adding special effects and transitions to the movie. Our instructors will take your student through the entire digital film making steps using Frames Software. Final projects will be emailed to parents or bring a USB jump drive the last day. Please bring a drink & snack daily. Max. 24. Class held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room B. Register by July 3.

July 11 & 12 $108 RES; $118 NR

9 am - 2 pm Activity #5552

MINECRAFT GAME DESIGNER entering grades 1 - 5

Turn Minecraft from a game into a visual learning tool! This class will reinforce problem solving skills and spatial cognition through creating in-game puzzles, mazes, and obstacle courses. Students will learn game design skills while collaborating to build adventure maps and other features of Minecraft. This class has a strong emphasis on creativity, exploration, and cooperative learning experiences. Students can take their custom worlds home on a flash drive to continue to develop them on their home computers. Please bring a drink & snack daily. Max. 24. Class held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room B. Register by July 10.

July 18 & 19 $108 RES; $118 NR

New Mods explored! Minecraft, one of the most popular video games in history, offers an amazing world of endless possibilities, limited only by your imagination. This class is for Intermediate and Advanced Minecrafters. Students will learn how to expand their world’s abilities using popular game-enhancing mods. Participate in building challenges. We will also explore creating and editing skins and textures using gimp. Bring a USB drive, snacks and drink each day.Max. 24. Class held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room B. Register by July 17.

9 am - 2 pm Activity #5553

9 am - 2 pm Activity #5554

Mad Science

Mad Science strives to spark the imagination and curiosity of children everywhere. Our goal is to provide children with fun, entertaining, and educational activities that instill a clearer understanding of what science is really about and how it affects the world around us. Madscience.com

SCIENCE IN YOUR BACKYARD ages 31/2 to 5

How does your garden grow? Join Mad Science to learn about basic backyard environmental science as you explore a different aspect of the garden each day.Find out how and why the sun, wind, rain, soil, seeds, and even creepy crawlies are important for a healthy backyard garden. Max. 15. Camp held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room A. Register by June 5.

June 12 - 15 $108 RES; $118 NR

9 - 11 am Activity #5555

SCIENCE IS WOMEN’S WORK ages 6 to 12

Calling all girls! This exciting Mad Science camp ventures into many different areas of science. Discover how women scientists beat the odds to become experts in their chosen fields, and set an example for scientists everywhere to follow. Astronomy, aerospace, chemistry, and robotics are just some of the fields we’ll explore in this fun-filled, action-packed week. Max. 20. Camp held at Town Square Park Shelter. Register by July 3.

July 10 - 13 $126 RES; $138 NR

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9 am - noon Activity #5556


Enrichment

Camps

15

Tech Tac Toe Tech Tac Toe Camps are designed to expose children

Youth Enrichment League

to technology, encourage a supportive atmosphere, facilitate self-paced learning, foster collaboration, spark creativity, and expose kids to the increasingly complex LEGO X: VARSITY BUILDER world of technology. techtactoe.org entering grades 1-5 ULTIMATE MINECRAFT GAME DESIGN- For LEGO builders ready for a challenge! We’ve saved our most challenging LEGO projects for this summer camp. DIMENSION REVOLUTION Students build a robotic DogBot, a motorized BugBot, geared ages 6 to 9 In this amazing camp kids will learn to use MinecraftEDU as a platform to create and change new astonishing realms and learn to use tools like Redstone and command blocks. MinecraftEDU is a great tool to teach kids about engineering concepts, spatial reasoning and more. Please bring a peanutfree snack and beverage. Max. 16. Class held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room A. Register by June 19.

up Racer and a scary Bat...all using LEGOs...all challenging for even discriminating LEGO builders. Students then use these projects to investigate engineering concepts. We keep it fun too with open ended, creative projects for the students. Max. 20. Camp held at Town Squae Park Shelter. Register by July 3.

ADVANCED JUNIOR ROBOTICS ages 6 to 10

Launch and watch your very own rocket speed 300 feet into the air! Then it is yours to take home! Students will make and take home multiple rockets of varying difficulty throughout this session. We will use these rockets and airplanes to investigate basic aeronautical concepts including: propulsion, thrust, lift, drag and more. We will hypothesize about travel in outer space, how to get a United States astronaut to Mars and life on Mars. NOTE: Parents will be asked to contribute two, 2 liter soda bottles (empty) for 2 different experiments. Fee includes $18 materials fee. Max. 16. Camp held at Town Square Park Shelter. Register by July 10.

June 26 - 29 $122 RES; $132 NR

9 - 11:50 am July 17 - 20 Activity #5558 $117 RES; $128 NR

JUNIOR ENGINEER: BATTLE BOTS ages 6 to 9

Have a blast engineering amazing battle bots to battle other teams! With tons of gears, Lego Technic pieces and moving parts for you to lay hands on in small teams will create their very own remote control battle bot, rescue bot, and race car, and more! Battle your friends, improve your design and test again. Please bring a peanut-free snack and beverage. Max. 16. Class held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room B. Register by July 31.

August 7 - 10 $108 RES; $119 NR

1 - 4 pm Activity #5560

9 am - 11:50 pm Activity #5557 DESTINATION MARS: ROCKETRY COURSE entering grades 2-5

Using the latest WeDo 2.0 sytem, students, working in pairs, will explore logic pattern recognition and math concepts as they are challenged in building increasingly sophisticated designs to develop basic programming techniques using custom-made programming blocks in PCs. They will have hands-on experience using gears, axles, and connector blocks in robotic challenges. Please bring a peanut-free snack and beverage. Class held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room A. Register by July 24.

July 31 - August 3 $108 RES; $118 NR

July 10 - 13 $100 RES; $110 NR

9 am - noon Activity #5561

PRE-K LEGO ADVENTURES ages 4 & 5

Youth Enrichment League (YEL) helps your PreK LEGO builder’s imagination soar. Young Learners will build multiple airplanes, trucks, boats and even robots. We use those projects to investigate basics of structural engineering, wheels, axles, teamwork and creative thinking. LEGO Duplo blocks and regular sized LEGO blocks are used in this course. Visit YouthEnrichmentLeague.com for more details. Max. 12. Camp held at Town Square Park Shelter. Register by July 17.

9 - 11:50 am July 24 - 27 Activity #5559 $115 RES; $126 NR

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9 am - noon Activity #5562


Youth Sports 16 EVENING T-BALL ages 5 to 6 PRE – GAMES Ages 3 to 5

This program introduces preschoolers to a variety of outdoor games. We will play soccer, tag games, kickball, parachute games and other fun group activities. Emphasis is on fun, sportsmanship and fundamentals. Players should bring a water bottle and be toilet trained. Parent/child involvement is welcome. Fee includes T-shirt. No program July 3 & 5. Happy Acres $45 Res; $55NR Mondays and Wednesdays June 12 – August 2 3 & 4 year olds 9:30 – 10:30 am Activity #5563 4 & 5 year olds 10:45 – 11:45 am Activity #5564

PRESCHOOL T-BALL ages 3 to 4 This introductory program focuses on the skill development of throwing, catching, hitting, and activities of hand–eye coordination. Children should bring a glove and be toilet trained. Parent/Child involvement is welcome. Fee includes t-shirt and hat. No program July 4 & 6. Happy Acres Park June 13 - August 3 $50 RES; $60 NR

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30 - 10:15 am Activity #5565

LITTLE FEATS SOCCER ages 3 to 4 An introduction to soccer with emphasis on basic fundamentals, sportsmanship, and fun! Skill development focuses on footeye coordination and teamwork. Players should bring a water bottle and be toilet trained. Parent/Child involvement is welcome. Fee includes t-shirt. No program July 4 & 6. Happy Acres Park June 13 - August 3 $45 RES; $55 NR

Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 am Activity #5566

Children should be the age indicated by the first day of the program and be potty trained.

Emphasis is on fundamentals, sportsmanship, and having fun. Players need to provide a glove and sunscreen. Fee includes t-shirt and hat. Max 48 per site. No games July 3-6 and 18. Aurelia Park Mondays & Wednesdays June 12 - August 2 6 - 7 pm $64 RES; $74 NR Activity #5567 Xylite Park Tuesdays & Thursdays June 13 - August 3 6 - 7 pm $64 RES; $74 NR Activity #5568

PARENT/CHILD T-BALL ages 3 to 4 This program is designed to give a basic introduction to T-Ball with the help of a parent. Parents assist in instructing their child on hitting, throwing, catching & running the bases. Children should bring a glove. Fee includes t-shirt and hat. No games July 4, 6 & 18 Aurelia Park June 13 - August 3 $60 RES; $70 NR

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:15 - 7:15 pm Activity #5569

Co-rec Slow-Pitch Softball Summer slow-pitch is for boys and girls.

MIGHTY MITES completed grades 1 to 3 Players need a glove, water bottle, and sunscreen. Max 12 per team. No program July 3 & 5. Fee includes coaches, t-shirt and hat. Aurelia Park June 12 - August 2 $70 RES; $80 NR

Mondays & Wednesdays 7:15 - 8:30 pm Activity #5570

T-SHIRT PICKUP

Thursday, June 8 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at Blaine City Hall.

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Youth Sports 17 RECREATIONAL SOCCER ages 5 to 8 This is an introduction to the game of soccer. Participants will learn basic fundamentals of the game each week and get a chance to practice them in a game setting. Players should bring a water bottle. Fee includes a t–shirt. Max 50. No program July 4 & 6.

Tuesdays & Thursdays Ages 5 - 6, 12:45 - 1:45 pm Ages 7 - 8, 2 - 3 pm Happy Acres Park

June 13 - August 3 Activity # 5571 Activity # 5572 $55 RES; $65 NR

SUMMER SPORTS SAMPLER

This eight week program allows boys and girls an opportunity to experience various outdoor activities at different parks throughout the city. There will be 8 different themes including a mystery week. Participants will learn the fundamentals and rules early in the week and then will have a chance to play the game as the week progresses. Players should bring a water bottle and any equipment that they want to bring for that week’s activity. Parents are responsible for transportation. Fee includes a t-shirt. No program on July 3 & 5. Max of 40 per age group. Mondays & Wednesdays Fee includes all 8 weeks!

$65 RES; $70 NR

Grade completed in ‘16-’17 school year Gr. K - 2 1 - 2 pm Gr. 3 & 4 2:15 - 3:15 pm DATE June 12 & 14 June 19 & 21 June 26 & 28

Activity #5573 Activity #5646

THEME LOCATION Soccer Happy Acres Ultimate Frisbee Sunnyside Park Flag Football Lexington Athletic Complex July 10 & 12 Yard Games Eastside Park July 17 & 19 Basketball Peterson Park July 24 & 26 Volleyball Deacons Park July 31 & Aug 2 Disc Golf Lochness Park August 7 & 9 Mystery Week Airport Park August 14 & 16 Rainout week TBD

Skyhawks Sports Camps TRACK & FIELD CAMP ages 6 to 12

This camp is a great way for kids to practice long and short distance running as well as other track & field events. Kids will learn how to develop the strength and techniques necessary to excel in track & field. The end-of-week track meet is always a memorable experience! Bring a water bottle and two snacks. Program held at Westwood Middle School track. Max 20. June 12 - 16 1 - 4 pm $119 Activity #5575

TENNIS CAMP WITH QUICK START ages 4 to 8 This camp teaches younger children the game of tennis. Racquets are smaller and low compression balls are used. A great camp for youngsters who want to try tennis! Program held at Jim Peterson Park tennis courts. Bring a water bottle, two snacks, and a racquet. Children will be divided into smaller age groups. Max 16. June 12 - 16, 10:30 am - noon Ages 4-6 Ages 6-8

$69 Activity #5576 Activity #5643

MULTI - SPORT CAMP ages 6 to 12 This camp offers a wide variety of sports and activities that your child can explore in a fun and interactive setting. The full day camp will focus on teaching skills in soccer, basketball, and flag football and will also break things up throughout the day with camp games like Capture the Flag and Ultimate Frisbee. The half day camp will consist of soccer, baseball, and basketball. These camps tend to fill up quickly, so register as soon as possible. Each camper will receive a sport ball, t-shirt, and merit award. Please bring two snacks, lunch, water bottle, and appropriate athletic wear. Max 30. Program held at Lexington Athletic Complex. June 12 - 16 $199

9 am - 4 pm Activity #5577

July 17 - 21 $119

9 am - noon Activity #5578

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Sports Camps 18 TENNIS CAMP ages 7 to 12 BASKETBALL CAMP ages 6 to 12

Designed for beginning and intermediate basketball players, participants learn new skills while building upon fundamentals of passing, shooting and dribbling. Players test these abilities during the end of the week tournament. Bring two snacks and water bottle. Max 30. Program held at Northdale MS. $125 per camp 9 am - noon June 19 - 23 Activity #5579 July 10 - 14 Activity #5580

VOLLEYBALL CAMP ages 7 to 14

Learn fundamentals through fun games and activities. This camp focuses on passing, setting, hitting, digging, and serving. This program is for both boys and girls. Participants should bring knee pads, water bottle and a snack. Max 30. Program held at Northdale MS. June 26 - 30, 1 - 4 pm $125 Ages 7-10 Activity #5644 Ages 11-14 Activity #5581 July 24 - 28, 9 am - noon $125 Ages 7-10 Activity #5645 Ages 11-14 Activity #5582

BEGINNING GOLF CAMP ages 5 to 8

This camp will focus on the fundamentals of form, chipping, putting, driving and body positioning. Skyhawks uses the SNAG system, designed for the entry level player and simplifies training for easier transition onto the golf course. Equipment is provided. Bring two snacks, water bottle, running shoes and sunscreen. Max 16. Program held at Jim Peterson Park. June 26 - 30 9 am - noon $119 Activity #5583

GAME CAMP ages 6 to 12

Capture the Flag! Kickball! Ultimate Frisbee! You know these games from playgrounds, backyards, and family gettogethers. Learn strategy in addition to rules of the game, while incorporating sportsmanship and teamwork into this action packed camp. All participants receive a t-shirt and merit award. Program held at Jim Peterson Park. Max 25. July 10 - 13 1 - 4 pm $99 Activity #5584

The Skyhawk Tennis program provides the beginning skills needed to participate in this life long sport. Participants learn proper grip, foot work, volleys, overheads, and serving, as well as rules and etiquette of the game. Bring a tennis racquet, two snacks, and a water bottle. Max 16. Program held at Jim Peterson Park. $119 per camp July 10-14 July 24-28

9 am - noon Activity #5585 Activity #5586

MINI-HAWK CAMP ages 4 to 6 An introductory program for young children, Mini-Hawk helps children explore soccer, t-ball, and basketball. The young athletes participate in all three sports through unique games. The coaching staff is enthusiastic and eager to work with beginning athletes. Bring running shoes, two snacks, and a water bottle. Max 24. Program held at Lexington Athletic Complex July 17 - 21 $119

9 am - noon Activity #5587

SOCCER CAMP ages 6 to 12 Designed for the beginner to intermediate players. This camp focuses on dribbling, passing, shooting, and ball control. Participants should bring appropriate clothing, snack, and water bottle. Max 30. Program held at Lexington Athletic Complex. July 31 - August 4 $119

9 am - noon Activity #5588

FLAG FOOTBALL CAMP ages 6 to 12 Flag football is a great way to introduce young athletes to this popular sport. Players learn the rules as well as strategies of both offense and defense, along with the core skills of catching, passing, and grabbing the other teams flags. Bring two snacks and a water bottle. Max 16. Program held at the Lexington Athletic Complex. August 7-11 $119

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9 am - noon Activity #5589


Tennis 19

Youth Tennis Lessons

The Blaine youth tennis program uses the USTA Quick Start tennis format. This format helps kids ages 12 and under learn to play the game of tennis easier by changing the court size, racquet size, balls being used, scoring system, and the height of the net. Children can now start playing tennis immediately. Bring a tennis racquet. Program held at Roosevelt Middle School. Register by June 9. Max 8. SESSION

AGES

TIME

SESSION 1

5 & 6 years

9-9:45 AM

$49

5590

Monday thru Thursday

7 & 8 years 9 & 10 years

9:50-10:35 AM 10:40-11:40 AM

$49 $65

5591 5592

11 & 12 years 5 & 6 years 7 & 8 years 9 & 10 years 11 & 12 years

11:45 AM-12:45 PM 9-9:45 AM 9:50-10:35 AM 10:40-11:40 AM 11:45 AM-12:45 PM

$65 $49 $49 $65 $65

5593 5594 5595 5596 5597

5 & 6 years 7 & 8 years 9 & 10 years 11 & 12 years

9-9:45 AM 9:50-10:35 AM 10:40-11:40 AM 11:45 AM-12:45 PM

$49 $49 $65 $65

5598 5599 5600 5601

5 & 6 years 7 & 8 years 9 & 10 years 11 & 12 years

5-5:45 PM 5:50-6:35 PM 6:40-7:40 PM 7:45-8:45 PM

$39 $39 $49 $49

5602 5603 5604 5605

June 12-15 & June 19-22 make-up dates: July 5-8 SESSION 2 Monday thru Thursday July 10-13 & July 17-20 make-up dates: July 25-28 SESSION 3 Monday thru Thursday July 31- August 3 & August 7-10 make-up dates: August 15-18 SESSION 4 Mondays June 12 - July 24 (no class 7/3) make-up dates: July 31 & Aug. 7

JUNIOR HIGH TEAM TENNIS LEAGUE ages 10 to 14

FEE

ACTIVITY #

Questionable Weather? Call 763-506-7840 (prompt 2) for cancellation information!

USTA Junior team tennis brings kids together in teams to play singles, doubles and mixed doubles against other teams. It promotes social skills and important values by fostering a spirit of cooperation and unity. Players practice once a week and have matches against players from Anoka, Andover, Champlin, Coon Rapids, and Maple Grove. Transportation to away matches will be provided. Practices and home matches are held at Roosevelt Middle School. Max 16. Includes T-shirt. Register by June 3. No program July 4. Make up dates August 1 & 3 Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 13 - July 27 1:30 - 3:30 pm $95 Activity #5606 Summer 2017 • www.blaineparks.com • 763-785-6164


Adult Sports 20

PICKLEBALL

The courts atthe Lexington Athletic Complex will be reserved for our club members for a 3 hour period Monday through Friday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Registration fees will provide you with a wristband and help to purchase balls, brooms and other equipment for the courts. Members must be at least 16 years of age and must pay the membership dues to use the courts during this time frame. You will be given a wrist band which you will wear during this time. Program held at Lexington Athletic Complex. Season runs April - October. Monday - Friday Wednesdays $15 RES; $20 NR

8:30 - 11:30 am 6 - 9 pm Activity #5607

ADULT TENNIS LEAGUE

This is an informal approach to organized competition using a ladder style format. The league will place players of similar skills together and also allow them to play opponents who are more skilled. Matches will be scheduled by the players at an agreed upon location and time. A weekly ladder will be sent to all of the players to keep them informed of what position they are in. Leagues for men and women will be offered. First, second and third place trophies will be awarded to each league. Register by May 1, although players can be added throughout the season. Call 763-785-6161 for more information. May 8 - August 6 Men Women

ADULT CO-REC KICKBALL

This league is for teams that missed the summer league or for teams that want to extend their kickball season into the fall. Entry fee includes one ball and umpires. Games are held at Airport and Aquatore fields. Teams play doubleheaders each week for a total of 12 games. Sundays beginning August 20 $275 per team

5, 6, 7, & 8 pm Activity #5642

ADULT SOFTBALL

Fee includes 12 games, softballs and umpires. All games are doubleheaders. Registration dates are July 10 - 28 or until leagues are full. Leagues begin the week of August 7. Men’s D Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays

$625 per team Activity #5635 Activity #5636 Activity #5637 Activity #5638

Women’s Thursdays

$625 per team Activity #5639

Co-Rec Tuesdays Sundays

$645 per team Activity #5640 Activity #5641

$20 RES; $25 NR Activity #5608 Activity #5609

ADULT SUMMER CO-REC KICKBALL

Join our fastest growing sport and relive your childhood days at the playground. Gather family, friends, or co-workers for some recreational competition. Entry fee includes one ball and umpires. The league is a cooperative between the cities of Fridley and Blaine. Games are held at Aquatore Park. Teams play doubleheaders each week for a total of 16 games. Register by April 28. Sundays beginning May 14 $375 per team

Fall Sports

GOLF LESSONS The Victory Links Golf Course is offering youth and adult golf lessons at various levels. For more information and to register, visit their website at www.victorylinks.org or call 763-7173240. The golf course is located at 2010 - 105th Ave NE.

5, 6, 7, & 8 Activity #5610

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Fitness 21

Adult Fitness with QC Dance

TO PROVIDE quality dance instruction and a variety of fun opportunities to learn and demonstrate dance skills while building self-esteem. TO ENCOURAGE academic excellence as well as other involvements that contribute to the development of a multitalented, “well rounded” individual. TO OFFER Class choices for all ages that promote a healthy lifestyle. All classes conducted at QC Dance, 9967 Ulysses Ave NE. QCDance.com

ADULT SALSA, MERENGUE AND BACHATA

ZUMBA®

Zumba® is a Latin-inspired fitness class that incorporates music and dance movements creating a dynamic, exciting, effective, and non-intimidating exercise environment. Zumba® is great for the body and mind. It is truly EXERCISE IN DISGUISE! Appropriate for all skills and fitness levels, no dance experience necessary! Please bring a towel, water and a great attitude. Max 18.

Thursdays, 7:15 - 8 pm Session 1: June 22 - July 20 Session 2: July 27 - August 24

$30 RES; $33 NR Activity #5611 Activity #5612

ZUMBA GOLD®

Love to Dance? Join the Party! This specialty course is designed for those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle or the older active adult. Zumba® fitness is for everyone, all shapes and sizes and just about any age. This class allows you to have fun while safely losing pounds and inches. With Zumba®, the fun comes first, and the physical benefits follow. Zumba Gold® is like a basic Zumba® class with lower impact. The class will be a fat burning, body shaping, fun workout! Max 18.

Wednesdays, 7:15 - 8 pm Session 1: June 21 - July 19 Session 2: July 26 - Aug. 23

$30 RES; $33 NR Activity #5613 Activity #5614

Salsa is an extremely popular, fast, sexy and fun dance. Most every night of the week a club to Salsa dance can be found. It has origins in Cuba and Puerto Rico, but has many influences from around the world including New York's 1970's disco scene. Merengue, an easy dance with very brisk, quick steps and hip action, is the National dance of the Dominican Republic. There are several theories as to the origins of the dance, one of which is that the Dominican people honoring a wounded war hero danced with a limp. Bachata also has its origins in the Dominican Republic. It is danced widely all over the world but with many varying styles. The music is romantic with prominent acoustic guitar. In this class students will focus on Salsa but will learn the basics and add fun patterns to all three dances. Max 20. No class July 4

Tuesdays, 7 - 8 pm June 20 - July 25

$40 RES; $44 NR Activity #5615

JAZZERCISE®

Dance-Mixx-Get all the pulse-pounding, body pumping intensity with or without the hop. Use your muscles- not your momentum-to get a killer core workout. Rock it out with the dance-based cardio and strength training for a total body transformation. Personal Touch-30 minute personal training sessions that focus on movements done in class to make your workout more effective. (By appointment only). Check out www.jazzercise.com for pricing and directions or contact Luanna: luannakoehler@gmail.com or 763-4389365.

Tuesdays & Thursdays (summer) Saturdays, Ongoing Year Round Sunnyside Park

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6 - 7 pm 8 am $40 per month


Adult 22 HEARTSAVER FACTS: FIRST AID STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING ages 12 & Up Just when you think you’ve experienced every possible way to enjoy getting out on the water, here comes stand up paddle boarding! Fun, new, easy, cool, and a great workout! What else is there to say? Picture a beefed up surf board that is stable and a long canoe paddle to propel yourself. Class sizes are very small and the instruction is short and easy, so most of our time will be out on the water. No experience necessary. Max 6. Class held at Lakeside Commons Park next to the boathouse. *Participants under 18 must have parent or guardian sign waiver before class.

Fee Tuesday, June 20 Ages 12-15; 5:30 - 7 PM Ages 16 & up; 7 - 8:30 PM Tuesday, July 11 Ages 12-15; 5:30 - 7 PM Ages 16 & up; 7 - 8:30 PM Tuesday, August 8 Ages 12-15; 2:30 - 4 PM Ages 16 & up; 4 - 5:30 PM

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

6-10 pm March 29

$47 Activity #5382

CPR CERTIFICATION infant, child & adult This American Heartsaver four-hour course is designed to

$30 RES; $33 NR meet the needs of lay rescuers learning CPR to protect family

members, friends and co-workers. Class does not meet the

Activity #5616 needs of health care providers. Curriculum includes infant, Activity #5617 child and adult CPR, relief of foreign body airway obstruction and AED (defibrillator). Course meets day care certification

Activity #5618 requirements. Face shield provided. Upon successful Activity #5619 completion of practical skills testing, participants receive a

course credential card. Max 12. Held at SBM Fire Station 3.

Activity #5620 Classes are taught by certified instructors from the SBM Fire Activity #5621 Department.

COMMUNITY GARDEN PLOTS

Interested in gardening but live in an apartment or townhome? Or maybe your yard is too shady? Consider renting a community garden plot. The Blaine Community Garden is located adjacent to Blaine City Hall’s south parking lot and consists of 48 plots. The city will prepare the soil for planting, mark each plot, and provide water access. Plots will be ready for use in early May. One plot per household. Registration forms are available online at www.BlaineParks.com and at Blaine City Hall. All rental fees include tax.

REGULAR PLOTS (15X20) Resident Senior Resident (55+) Non-resident HALF-PLOTS (limited number - 15x10) Resident Senior Resident (55+) Non-resident

$68.57 $57.85 $80.34

6-10 pm April 26 May 31 August 30

$47 Activity #5381 Activity #5622 Activity #5623

MUSIC OF THE MISSISSIPPI all ages The Everett Smithson Band and the MN Blues Society sponsor harmonica lessons for all ages. This workshop is taught by MN musician, entertainer and educator - Everett Smithson just before he performs on stage. This class is 30 minutes long, class size is around 25 students. All free materials include songs, diagrams, literature and HARMONICAS!!! The class will address beginning harmonica player issues like breathing, rhythm and the most important-- BEING ABLE TO PLAY ONE HOLE AT A TIME!!!!! Max 25. The class is free, but you must register. Held at Town Square Park Pavilion.

$42.85 $32.14 June 21 $53.56 FREE!

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6:15 pm Activity #5624


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23 All community outings depart from and return to the Mary Ann Young Senior Center and include motorcoach transportation. Times include pick-up and return. Outings include lunch and ticket (unless noted otherwise). SWEETLAND THE MUSICAL

GREASE

1920. Inge Altenberg journeys to America to marry a bachelor farmer, sight unseen. But in the wake of WWI, Inge’s German heritage turns her new neighbors against the match. Under cathedral skies, the determined young immigrant and her stoic farmer fight for their lives, facing their own misgivings and the harshness of an unforgiving land. A lyrical celebration of hard-won independence and a reflection of generations past, Sweet Land reminds us of who we are - and where we came from. Lunch on your own at a St. Paul restaurant (TBD). Register by April 20. Max 20.

After a decade, Grease, the #1 best-seller in Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ history, joyfully returns to the Main Stage! Fancy a nostalgic afternoon full of greased-up hair, jukebox jingles and bobby-socks. The most popular, fun-filled musical in the history of Rock ’n’ Roll is packed with explosive energy, vibrant 1950s pop culture and unforgettable tunes: “Summer Nights,” “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” “We Go Together,” “Greased Lightnin’,” and all your favorites! Join Sandy, Danny Zuko, T-Birds, Pink Ladies and the whole gang at Rydell High for an affectionate satire of high school life in the 50s. Entrée and beverage included in the price. Dessert and alcoholic beverages are on your own. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Register by June 18. Max 25.

History Theater

Thursday, May 11

Chanhassen Dinner Theaters

9 am-2:15 pm

$40

Activity #5387

UMM PA PA, UMM PA PA New Ulm

The doors were locked, the store and its merchandise remained untouched for decades. The Harkin Store was forced to close in the 1870’s due to the railroad passing by the small town of Newton. Take your time as you ascend the 40 + steps to enter the untouched general store. We will make a stop at the oldest bar in Minnesota, Turner Hall, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the heart of New Ulm since 1856. This fun, uplifting bar will have your feet dancing as concertina music fills the room as we eat lunch. Our next stop is August Shell Brewing Company and the story of how this German craft beer began and continued through today. Everyone will have the opportunity to sip a sample or two! As we venture back, we will stop at Jim’s Apple Farm, the largest candy store in Minnesota. Find every kind of candy, from current favorites, to hard to find classics. Please bring extra spending money if you wish to make any purchase. Lunch will be provided at Turner Hall: choose from German Platter (1 Bratwurst), Smoked Pork Chop, or Baked Chicken. All are served with German Potato Salad, Sauerkraut, and Rye bread. ** Note: There will be lots of walking and steps on this trip. Register by May 21. Max 19.

Tuesday, June 13 $77

7:45 am - 6:30 pm Activity #5625

Wednesday, July 19 $94

10 am - 5 pm Activity #5626

ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER Treat yourself to a beautiful, and relaxing two hour trip along the shores of Minnesota and Wisconsin as we are cruising on the scenic St. Croix River from Afton. Lunch will consist of sliced deli meats and cheeses, rolls/breads, condiments, fresh fruit, pasta salad, a hot entrée selection, and cookies for dessert. Coffee is included and a cash bar will be available. At your leisure, step outside for superior views of the changing shoreline, activities on the water and the beauty of nature as the soft summer breeze blows softly. If you prefer, remain inside in the climate controlled interior. After we make landfall we will head into Treasure Island Resort and Casino for three hours of fun! You will be able to spend the afternoon playing your favorite slots, video poker or table games before departing at 5:30 pm. Everyone will receive a $3 food voucher and $5 in slot play. Please provide us with your Treasure Island Club Card number, if you don’t have a club card we will need your birthdate so they can have one ready for you. Slot play WILL NOT be given without this information. Register by July 16. Max 19.

Wednesday, August 9 $68

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10:15 am - 6:45 pm Activity #5627


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LET’S MAKE TRACKS

Spooner Wisconsin was once the hub for the Omaha Railroad where two main lines joined together. At one time, nearly 75% of the residents worked for the railroad and 22 passenger trains stopped in Spooner each day. Today, you have the opportunity to experience vintage train travel, during a 2 ½ hour round trip journey through the scenic Wisconsin countryside. Sit back and relax in the beauty of the passing landscape filled with blazing colors. Our journey on the Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad, meanders leisurely from Trego towards Earl. As the train rumbles along the tracks, mahogany interior adds a touch of nostalgia to a delicious lunch served at your table. A salad dressed with chef’s choice of dressing, Chicken Cordon Blue, long grain and wild rice, vegetables, dinner roll, dessert and coffee or lemonade make for a delightful accompaniment to the surroundings. A cash bar will be available onboard. After our train adventure we will make a stop in Shell Lake at the Museum of Woodcarvings. It’s the largest collection of woodcarvings in the world created by one man, wood sculptor Joseph T. Berta. He has spent 15 years crafting 100 life sized, and 400 miniature carvings. Scenes from the bible are revealed chronologically beginning with the banishment of Adam and Eve through the crucifixion. What would a trip to Wisconsin be without a stop at a cheese shop? We will make a stop in Comstock at a cheese store where a variety of cheeses are available for purchase. **Note: some walking and standing will be required. Max 19. Register by Sept. 5

Thursday, September 28 $87

Tuesday, April 18 7:00 pm FREE! BLAINE CITY HALL

Casino Trips

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

TREASURE ISLAND CASINO Mondays are pulltab Mania!

Register by May 1 Monday, May 8 $7 ($3 food coupon)

8:30 am - 4:30 pm Activity #5630

TREASURE ISLAND CASINO Register by September 11 Monday, September 18 $7 ($3 food coupon)

8:30 am - 4:30 pm Activity #5631

ST. CROIX CASINO - TURTLE LAKE Register by August 9 Wednesday, August 16 $7

8:30 am - 4:30 pm Activity #5632

9:05 am - 5:45 pm Activity #5628

THE CASTAWAYS are a nationally-known Minnesota based rock’n’roll band that audiences have been demanding, and enjoying, for many years. The Castaways feature a lively dance beat and quality sound from their state of the art High Definition PA system. From the high energy of Bruce Springsteen, Elvis, and Buddy Holly, to the soulful ballads of the Righteous Brothers. The Castaways fill the dance floor from the first note and keep the crowd dancing through every set of the evening! Their fastpaced and versatile song selections range from pop and album artists, classic rock, mood-setting ballads and the best of 50’s and 60’s favorites. Summer 2017 • www.blaineparks.com • 763-785-6164


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EXTENDED TRAVEL SHOWCASE Thursday, June 8th at 11:15 AM

Join us at the Mary Ann Young Senior Center on Thursday, June 8th at 11:15 AM where Landmark Tours will present an array of 2017 unforgettable travel opportunities. Learn about their inclusive vacation packages to destinations in the U.S. and abroad. If unable to attend, call for a catalog: 651-490-5408

Nova Scotia

New York City

August 19 - 26, 2017

Sept 28 - Oct 1, 2017

The Big Apple

& The Maritimes

Ireland

Autumn in New England

Sept 30 - Oct 6, 2017

America’s Heritage

The Emerald Isle

October 1 - 11, 2017

Gettysburg & Williamsburg

October 11 - 16, 2017

Acadia Autumn Adventure

Oct 17 - 23, 2017

Call for a catalog: 651-490-5408

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Oct 9 - 15, 2017

| www.gowithlandmark.com

ACROSS COUNTRY TOURS PRESENT: PACIFIC NORTHWEST

including Oregon and Northern California Pacific Coastlines August 6-21, 2017 Featuring 2 nights Seattle, 2 nights Portland, Columbia River Gorge, Scenic Pacific Highways 101 and 1 in Oregon and California, “The 33 Mile Avenue of the Giants” through the Redwood Forest, 2 nights San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. $200 Deposit required to hold your reservation Includes 21 Meals: 15 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 5 Dinners, 15 nights’ accommodations Price per person: $2,995 Double; $2,825 Triple; $3,395 Single

Join Across Country Tours for a travel show Wednesday, June 14 at 11 am at the Mary Ann Young Senior Center

NEW ORLEANS CAJUN COUNTRY

October 16-25, 2017 Deluxe Motor Coach driven by Daryl Conroy 9 Nights’ Accommodations with 5 nights in New Orleans New Orleans Guided City Tour, Mississippi River Cruise, “Battle of New Orleans” Tour, Southern Plantation Tour, Swamp Boat Tour, National World War II Museum, time to explore the French Quarter, Guided Tour of Lafayette Louisiana-500 year old Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Jean Lafitte Historical Park and Acadian Cultural Center Vermilionville with special Cajun lunch at Prejean’s Restaurant (regular food also available). $200 Deposit required to hold your reservation. 13 Meals (7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners & 2 Choice) Price per person: $1,399 Double;$1,359 Triple; $1,799 Single

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MAY The Mary Ann Young Senior Center is located by Aquatore Park just off Highway 65 and Cloverleaf Parkway. As a focal point for seniors, the center’s staff and volunteers offer a dynamic variety of programs and social events throughout the year. The Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. The Senior Dining Program offers noon meals at a suggested donation of $4 for people age 60 and over, and a cost of $7 for those under age 60.

SENIOR SAFETY & WELLNESS FAIR

Thursday, May 4, 8:30 am - 3 pm Advanced registration and payment are required to participate in this annual event. Many great speakers will present on a variety of safety and wellness topics at Fire Station #3 located in Blaine at 11920 Ulysses St. N.E. Stop by the Senior Center for a flyer or call Katrina for details at 763-767-4003. Price is just $10 which includes lunch, snacks Please call three days in advance to register for the noon meal. throughout the day, speakers, health screenings, door prize Van service is available for residents of Blaine to transport drawings and a vendor fair. Event is limited to the first 80 participants to and from the senior center for a cost of just people to register. $1.50 round trip. Stop by and visit the Center during scheduled PROPERTY TAX & RENT CREDIT ASSISTANCE hours, or call 763-786-9375 for further information. Tuesday, May 18, 1 - 4:30 pm Director: Shelley Johnson; Coordinator: Ann Genosky Assistance is available on a first come, first served basis with Food Handler: Doreen Warm; Custodian: Jim Grant filing your property tax or rent credit. No appointments taken.

Ongoing Programs

Mondays: Bingo, Health Insurance Counseling, Quilting Group (first and last Mon/mth), Garden Club (2nd Mon) Tuesdays: Wii Bowling, Line Dancing, “500” Cards, Senior Fitness, “T.O.P.S.”, Woodcarving, Legal Service (1st Tues) Wednesdays: Wood Carving Class, Mah Jongg, Hand & Foot Cards, Monthly Birthday Party (last Wed.), Evening Line Dance, Computer 1:1 (1st Wed) Thursdays: Beginning Bridge, Senior Fitness, Educational Sessions, Movie Day (monthly), Defensive Driving Classes, Evening Line Dancing Fridays: Plastic Canvas Class, Foot Care, Scrabble, Cribbage, Senior Fitness, E-Book & Novel Nook (last Fri) Saturdays: Line Dance Sundays: North Country Jamboree (3rd Sunday) **The Volunteers of America Senior Nutrition Program provides nutritious, delicious, wellbalanced meals Monday through Friday at noon. Call the Senior Center at least three business days in advance to register for lunch or call to see if we have openings.

HONOR THE LADIES CELEBRATION

Thursday, May 11, 11 am Mark your calendar to honor our ladies at the Senior Center. Party starts with special entertainment by Betty Rydell and refreshments. Everyone is welcome. Register 3 days in advance for lunch.

CELEBRATE ‘80 AND OVER’ DAY

Wednesday, May 17, 11 am We will honor those present who are celebrating their 80th or subsequent birthday, with entertainment by Kent Appeldoorn, along with delicious refreshments. Register 3 days in advance for lunch.

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JUNE WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Thursday, June 1, 11 am

All married couples attending are honored. Enjoy special entertainment by pianist, Nellie Spexet, refreshments and recognition of honorees.

CANVAS OIL PAINTING

Wednesday, June 7, 8:30 - 11:30 am Certified Bob Ross Instructors; Advanced registration required. Max: 8; $55 includes materials & instruction. Sample on display at the Senior Center in mid-May.

HONOR MEN’S DAY CELEBRATION

Thursday, June 15, 11 am We honor the men today with special entertainment by the Banjo Boys Band and refreshments. All are invited. Register 3 days ahead for lunch.

Blaine Festival Week of Fun Prize/Penny Bingo – Monday, June 26, 1 pm

Mini Wii Bowling Tournament – Tuesday, June 27, 9:15 am - Noon. Register in advance to play two games for prizes announced following play. “500” Card Tournament–Tuesday, June 27, 1 pm. $1.50/person and advanced registration and payment preferred. Prizes awarded. Cribbage Tournament – Thursday, June 29, 1 pm – Advanced registration and payment required. Register with partner by June 22. $2 per person.

JULY INDEPENDENCE DAY PARTY Monday, July 3, 11 am

Don your red/white/blue attire and join us for some fun refreshments and a tribute to our flag on Monday, July 3rd at 11:00a.m. Register in advance for lunch!

PIG ROAST DINNER AND POLKA Thursday, July 27, 5:30 pm

Don’t miss one of our favorite evening specialty dinners. Tickets on sale June 15. Call for price details. The Wendinger Polka Band follows in Aquatore Park at 6 pm. Bring a lawn chair!

AUGUST NATIONAL NOON OUT Tuesday, August 1, 11:15 am

The Police, Fire and Parks & Recreation Departments join forces to bring you a fun, educational safety session with door prizes at the senior center.

BRING A GRANDCHILD TO LUNCH, PRIZE BINGO & ICE CREAM SUNDAES Thursday, August 24, 11 am

Don’t miss this fun, intergenerational activity. The party includes games and prizes, then lunch at noon, prize bingo at 1 pm, and an Ice Cream Social at 2 pm. Cost $4 for youth meals and $4 for adult. $1 each for ice cream.

MONTHLY BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Celebrate with our honorees the last Wednesday of each month with entertainment at 11 am, a meal at noon and 1 pm prize bingo. Advanced lunch reservations are required. Everyone is invited! Summer dates:

May 31 August 30

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HOW TO REGISTER

DAY CARE PROVIDERS

ONLINE

Visit the Parks and Recreation homepage at blaineparks.com and find the online registration link. A user name and password are needed to register; click on “Create an Account” Only credit card payments are accepted online. Online registration is available at 28 no additional charge.

MAIL

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

FAX

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

DROP BOX

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

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

AGE GROUPS

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

ACCESSIBILITY

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

WEATHER POLICY

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

IN PERSON

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

NO PHONE REGISTRATIONS

PHOTO POLICY

RESIDENTS

Residents are defined as individuals living within Blaine City limits. Proof of residency may be required.

PAYMENTS

Photographs of program or park participants are periodically taken. These photos may appear in the local newspapers and/or Parks and Recreation Department digital and print publications. If you do not want your photo used, please tell the photographer.

Cash, check and credit card payments are accepted. Specific modes of registration may require a certain type of payment. Fees must be paid at the time of registration.

PARK REPAIRS

NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS!

PARK SHELTER PERMITS

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

REFUNDS

Please notify park maintenance at 763-785-6165 about damage, vandalism or equipment cleanliness issues. Large shelters are available to rent for family or group gatherings. See page 3 for more information. All other shelters are first-come, first-served.

HELP END PARK VANDALISM

Refunds are given if Blaine Parks and Recreation cancels the program or if registration fails because the activity is full. Participants canceling at least 7 days prior to an activity will be charged a cancellation fee as follows: $5 for programs costing $10-$99; $10 for programs costing $100 or more. Refunds will not be given for programs costing less than $10 or for cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the program start date. Trip refunds are subject to specific policies on a per-trip basis, based on advanced ticket purchases. Participants must contact the Parks and Recreation Department to request a refund.

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

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Participant Code of Conduct

All participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times while participating, watching, or attending any program or activity conducted or sponsored by the City of Blaine Parks and Recreation Department. The following guidelines are designed to provide safe and enjoyable activities for all participants: • Show respect to all participants and program staff. • Take direction from program staff/supervisors. • Refrain from using abusive or foul language. • Refrain from causing bodily harm to self, other participants or program staff/supervisors. • Refrain from damaging equipment, supplies, or facilities. Failure to follow these rules may result in a suspension of participation. The City of Blaine Parks and Recreation Department strives to make your participation fun-filled, rewarding, educational, and safe. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Park Board Meetings

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

Blaine Arts Council

The Blaine Arts Council is a volunteer organization open to all interested individuals. Its mission is to promote, advance, and celebrate the arts in the community for the appreciation and participation of residents. The council sponsors ongoing art exhibitions at Blaine City Hall and organizes special arts events throughout the year. Council meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 PM at Blaine City Hall. Interested individuals are invited to attend a meeting and participate in events. Call 763-785-6164 for more information.

Adopt-a-Park

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

Area Youth Athletic Associations

BLAINE AREA LITTLE LEAGUE

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

BLAINE BACKCOURT CLUB

CENTENNIAL LAKES LITTLE LEAGUE

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

In-house and traveling basketball program for boys and girls CENTENNIAL SOCCER CLUB grades 2-8 serving the Blaine High School attendance area. In-house and traveling program for serving the Centennial High School attendance area for ages 5-19. www.blainebengalbasketball.com www.centennialsoccer.org BLAINE YOUTH LACROSSE Boys and girls lacrosse CENTENNIAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION www.blaineyouthlacrosse.com In-house and traveling program serving the Centennial High School attendance area for grades 2-8. BLAINE SOCCER CLUB In-house and traveling soccer for boys and girls ages 3-19. www.centennialbasketball.com 763-792-7369 or www.blainesoccer.org

BLAINE TRAVELING BASEBALL

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

BLAINE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Serving the Blaine High School attendance area. www.blaineyouthfootball.org

BLAINE YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

CENTENNIAL YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

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

SPRING LAKE PARK TRAVELING BASKETBALL CLUB

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

In-house and traveling program for boys and girls ages 5-15 SPRING LAKE PARK PANTHER YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOC. Serving the Spring Lake Park High School attendance area. www. serving the Blaine High School attendance area. pantheryouthfootball.org www.byha.org

BLAINE YOUTH VOLLEYBALL

SPRING LAKE PARK YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

In-house and traveling program serving the Spring Lake Park JO and Recreational volleyball for girls in the Blaine area. High School attendance area for ages 4-15. www.blainevolleyball.com www.slpyha.org Summer 2017 • www.blaineparks.com • 763-785-6164


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CONSENT TO RELEASE OF INFORMATION & RELEASE OF LIABILITY In consideration of your accepting this registration for my child (or person I am responsible for as guardian), or myself, I authorize the City of Blaine to disclose to the City’s insurer, attorney, staff, coaches, participants and other personnel involved in this program the following information: name, address and telephone number. This information shall be used for the purpose of program administration. This consent to release information shall expire one year from the date of execution. I understand that the records are protected under the state and federal privacy regulations. I also understand that I may cancel this consent by a writing to that effect at any time prior to the information being released. I give my consent to use any photograph or video tape taken of my child (or person I am responsible for as guardian), or myself for future promotional or marketing materials. In consideration of the City providing the registered activities, I agree to not hold the City liable for any claim resulting from participation in any such activity, including claims for injuries, death and resulting attorney fees. The completion of your registration signifies your acceptance of this consent. _____________________________________________________________________________ SIGNATURE

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MAY 20, 2017 • 1-4 pm • TOWN SQUARE PARK

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR: FOOD VENDORS • SPONSORS • CULTURAL EXHIBITS • VOLUNTEERS BlaineEvents.com/world-fest

Celebrate Diversity Food Music Art Friendship

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


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North Suburban Concert Band 7:00 pm 7:00 pm Everett Smithson, Mississippi River music 7:00 pm Vinnie Rose, variety 7:00 pm The BZ Girls, jazz and pop 10:30 am The Splatter Sisters, children’s 6:00 pm Family Fun Night, family, free games, food 7:00 pm Backyard Band, variety 10:30 am Tricia and the Toonies, children’s 7:00 pm QC Dance, dance recital 6:00 pm Wendinger Band, polka 10:30 am Kids Dance, children’s dance party 7:00 pm The Mooners, classic rock 10:30 am Kid Power with Rachael, children’s 7:00 pm Harmonic Relief, show choir 10:30 am Mixed Nuts, children’s comedy 7:00 pm Jam Hops Dance Connection 10:30 am The Alphabits, children’s

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