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Parks Recreation

Winter /Spring Skating Rinks

Warming House Hours and Days of Operation

Earth Day Neighborhood Park Cleanup

Blaine

Parks and Recreation


Contents

Community Garden........................... 3 Ice Rinks............................................. 4 Ice Skating......................................... 5 Events............................................. 6-9 Preschool.................................... 10-11 Dance.............................................. 12 Youth Programs.......................... 13-15 Adult Sports..................................... 16 Adult Programs........................... 17-18 Community Outings................... 19-21 Senior Center.............................. 22-24 General Information................... 25-26 Registration Form............................ 27 Picnic Shelters................................. 28 World Fest....................................... 29

Contacts Main Office

10801 Town Square Drive Blaine, MN 55449-8101 763-785-6164

Parks and Recreation Hotline 763-717-2709

Fax

763-785-6191

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

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

THE CASTAWAYS IN CONCERT Tuesday, April 18 7:00 pm FREE! BLAINE CITY HALL 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 fast-paced 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. For special occasions, The Castaways have the dynamic ability to play variety tunes beyond the rock spectrum, and add instrumental flavor with saxophone, flute or other specialties.

2017 Summer

EMPLOYMENT RECREATION LEADER Ages 17 and Up Are you looking for that perfect summer job? If you have enthusiasm, energy, and excitement to work with kids, then this is the job for you! We offer great hours, competitive pay, excellent training and a fun work environment. Applicants must be 17 years of age or older. Applications will be available February 1 in our office or at blaineparks.com. Application deadline is March 31; interviews will take place in early April. Call 763-785-6164 for more information. www.blaineparks. com


Community Garden

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 are approximately 15’ by 20’; half-plots are 15’ x 10’. 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. The registration dates and priority for renting a garden plot will be as follows: Now - February 17 Returning gardeners from 2016 in good standing requesting their same plot February 27 - March 3

New resident gardeners and returning gardeners requesting different plots

March 6 - full

Non-resident gardeners

REGULAR PLOTS (15X20) Resident Senior Resident (55+) Non-resident All rental fees include tax.

$68.57 $57.85 $80.34

HALF-PLOTS (limited number - 15x10) Resident $42.85 Senior Resident (55+) $32.14 Non-resident $53.56


Skating Rinks 4

Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks with supervised warming houses and lights

OSTMANS PARK

AURELIA PARK

Hockey/General Rink 91st Avenue at Jefferson Street

Hockey/General Rink 130th Avenue and Buchanan Street

HAPPY ACRES PARK

QUAIL CREEK **UNSUPERVISED

3 Hockey and 1 General Rink 119th Avenue and 7th Street

General Rink 2206 Quail Creek Parkway

LEXINGTON ATHLETIC COMPLEX

Warming houses are tentatively scheduled to open December 19.

Hockey Rink 4286 - 121st Avenue

WARMING HOUSE HOURS

Monday - Friday Saturday Sunday School Vacation Days Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day

QUINCY PARK

Small Hockey/General Rink 10601 Quincy Boulevard Thursdays & Fridays Saturdays & Sundays

4 - 9 pm noon - 7 pm

4 - 9 pm noon - 9 pm noon - 7 pm noon - 9 pm noon - 5 pm

Warming houses close when unsafe ice conditions exist or the temperature is -10 degrees Fahrenheit or below or the wind-chill is -10F or below. Please call the Parks and Recreation Department Hotline at 763-717-2709 or visit blaineparks.com for updated ice skating information.

UNLIGHTED RINKS with out warming houses or supervision AUSTIN PARK 4041 85TH LANE

DEACON’S PARK XYLITE PARK 11200 ARNOLD PALMER DR 9033 XYLITE STREET

CARRARA EAST PARK 13129 ELDORADO STREET

IVY HILLS PARK 12197 FERGUS STREET

Winter-Spring 2017 • www.blaineparks.com • 763-785-6164


Skating Lessons 5

BEGINNING BLADES

PRIVATE/SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

ages 4 & 5

ages 4 - adult

This class is designed for those who are new to skating and to get students moving and comfortable on the ice. Skaters will learn the proper way to fall and get up; marching; two foot jump in place; and beginning of a two-foot glide. All students must dress for the weather, have their own skates, and wear a helmet (hockey or bike helmet). Single blade skates only (hockey or figure skates). Children need to be dressed and on the rink at class time. Limited to 8 skaters. Register by January 8 . Make-up day Feb. 11 if needed.

These lessons are perfect for the child looking for a more customized and personal lesson. Private lessons are 1:1 and will go at the child’s pace. Semi-private is a 2:1 ratio with two children of similar age and ability. Class held at Lexington Athletic Complex. Register by January 8. Make-up day Feb. 11 if needed. Any of the times below can be a private or semi-private lesson. Those enrolling in semi-private must register with two individuals and receive approval from the office by calling 763-717-2723.

Saturdays, Jan. 14 - Feb. 4

$26 RES; $30 NR

Lexington Athletic Complex 10-10:30 am 10:35-11:05 am

Activity #5398 Activity #5399

Aurelia Park 10-10:30 am

Activity #5400

INTERMEDIATE BLADES

ages 6-9

This class is designed for the older beginner and will move at a faster pace. Skaters will learn the proper way to fall and get up; marching; two foot jump in place; two-foot glide; 1 foot glide; and introduction to backwards skating. All students must dress for the weather, have their own skates, and wear a helmet (hockey or bike helmet). Single blade skates only (hockey or figure skates). Children need to be dressed and on the rink at class time. Limited to 10 skaters. Register by January 8. (make-up day Feb. 11 if needed)

Saturdays, Jan. 14 - Feb. 4

Saturdays, Jan. 14 - Feb. 4 Private Semi-Private Lexington Athletic Complex 10-10:30 am Activity # 5403 10:35-11:05 am Activity #5404 11:10-11:40 am Activity #5405 11:45 AM-12:15 pm Activity #5403 (2 private lessons will be offered at 11:45 am) Aurelia Park 11:10-11:40 am 11:45 AM-12:15 pm

$26 RES; $30 NR

Lexington Athletic Complex 11:10-11:40 am

Activity #5401

Aurelia Park 10:35-11:05 am

Activity #5402

$65 RES; $71 NR $48 RES; $53 NR

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Activity #5407 Activity #5408


Special Events 6

Saturday, January 28, 1 - 4 pm FREE! All Ages Welcome! Wargo Nature Center The Anoka County Parks & Recreation Department, in collaboration with Lino Lakes and Blaine Parks & Recreation Departments are thrilled to be offering the 17th annual Snow Day Event. Participants of all ages will have a chance to partake in a variety of winter activities, including: snow shoeing, ice fishing, kick-sledding, cross-country skiing, winter crafts, temporary tattoos, and live animal presentation. Refreshments provided. For more information, call Wargo Nature Center at 651-429-8007. Event will happen regardless of the weather! Event held at Wargo Nature Center. No registration required, just show up!

Wargo Nature Center

Sponsored in part by:

7701 Main Street, Lino Lakes (242 turns into Main Street east of highway 65. Follow Main Street for about 10 miles)

Winter-Spring 2017 • www.blaineparks.com • 763-785-6164


Special Events 7

It’s a Blast!

Super Hero Party Friday, February 24 $10 RES; $11 NR

6:30-8 pm Activity #5356

ages 10 and under with a parent/adult Come join us for our Super Hero Carnival! Your child can dress up like their favorite Super Hero and fly around and try activities which include: carnival games, bingo, crafts, face painting, tattoos, coloring sheets, all with our Super Hero Theme! What kid won’t love this? We will also have a few Super Heroes walking around for pictures and a photo backdrop for some additional photos. Don’t forget your camera! Refreshments provided. Max. 100. Event held at Blaine City Hall. Register by February 21 or when spaces fill.

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 9 am 10 am 11 am noon Winter-Spring 2017 • www.blaineparks.com • 763-785-6164

$10 RES; $11 NR Activity #5357 Activity #5358 Activity #5359 Activity #5360


Special Events

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Children’s Art Workshop Saturday, April 8 FREE! Registration required

3:00 pm Activity 5375#

FREE to grades K - 5 The Blaine Arts Council is celebrating Children’s Art Month by inviting area youth to Blaine City Hall to create a masterpiece under the guidance of professional artists. Children will create an original work of art using provided supplies. Artwork will be displayed at City Hall in March for public viewing. There is no fee, but register by March 31 to reserve your space. Limited to 50 participants. Projects will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Parents must stay with their children.

Teen Art Show PAINTING • DRAWING • PASTEL • PHOTOGRAPHY • 3D • DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION

APRIL 4 - 28 AT BLAINE CITY HALL The Blaine Arts Council invites local teens to participate in the 11th Annual Teen Art Show. Showcase your talent and have your artwork on display at Blaine City Hall. Prizes will be awarded! Information: • Open to any teen (grades 6-12 living in Blaine or going to a school serving Blaine residents.) • Submissions can be dropped off at the Recreation Desk at Blaine City Hall, 10801 Town Square Drive between the hours of 8:00 am-4:30 pm from March 20 to 31; March 21 & 28 from 5-7 pm (Drop off in City Hall Lunch Room) • One submission per artist. • Art MUST be framed and ready to hang (hook on the back of it and either be hung with string or wire). • All Artists need to fill out a submission form (download at www.blaineparks.com.) • Awards will be presented in each category and Best of Show. Participants will be notified via email of their awards. • Awards presentation on April 18 at 6:00 pm. • Art will be on display from April 4 - 28 at Blaine City Hall. • Art must be picked up by noon on April 29. • Questions? Email skunza@ci.blaine.mn.us or call 763-717-2723.

Winter-Spring 2017 • www.blaineparks.com • 763-785-6164


Special Events

9

INVEST IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD GIVE BACK TO THE EARTH MAKE A DIFFERENCE Neighborhood Park Clean-up

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: • Flyer & 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!

BlaineEvents.com/EarthDay Winter-Spring 2017 • www.blaineparks.com • 763-785-6164


Preschool 10

AMAZING ATHLETES

ages 3 to 6

SPRING COOKIE DECORATING

ages 8 and under & parent/adult

Are you looking for a place to decorate cookies and not have to clean up the mess? We have the perfect program for you! We will supply one dozen cookies and all of the toppings. Bring a container to take your cookies home. Dress for the mess! Max. 20. Event held at Blaine City Hall Atrium. Registration deadline is March 3 or when spaces fill.

Thursday, March 30 5:30-6:30 pm 6:45-7:45 pm

$10 RES; $11 NR Activity #5361 Activity #5362

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

Wednesdays

$62 RES; $68 NR

Session 1 Ages 3 & 4, 5:45-6:30 pm Ages 4 - 6, 6:35-7:20 pm

Jan. 18 - Feb. 22 Activity #5364 Activity #5365

Session 2 Ages 3 & 4, 5:45-6:30 pm Ages 4 - 6, 6:35-7:20 pm

Mar. 8 - April 12 Activity #5366 Activity #5367

For All Families At Target Center Enter a world where adventure is awaiting as Disney on Ice presents Dream Big. Join the Disney Princesses as they learn that courage leads the way. Then watch Anna, Elsa, and Olaf from Disney’s Frozen discover that true love is the greatest magic of all. Believing is just the beginning when Disney on Ice skates into Minneapoils! Tickets are lower level seating. Transportation is not provided. You will be notified when tickets arrive at the Park and Recreation office. Register by February 17. Max. 50.

Saturday, March 4 $27 RES; $29 NR (24 months and up)

11 am Activity #5363

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Preschool 11

MUSIC TOGETHER

Music Together is an award winning early childhood music and movement program for children from birth to kindergarten and the grown-ups who love them. Share the delight of making music in these joy-filled, research-based classes! Infants, toddlers and preschoolers participate at their own developmental level, sharing songs, instrument play, rhythmic rhymes and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. Classes are mixed-age so siblings can participate together. Music Together classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical. They can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat and participate with confidence, provided that their early environment supports such learning. The Music Together curriculum supports children’s overall development—their cognitive, social, physical, verbal AND music development. Receive an illustrated songbook filled with music-making ideas, a CD with the song collection we’ll be using this winter as well as a code to digitally download and/or stream the music, a corresponding songbook, and a DVD and booklet introducing early childhood music development. 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 May 3, 2016 for winter session and July 25, 2016 for Spring Session. Visit a FREE demonstration class before the winter session starts to find out if Music Together is a good fit for your family. For more information or specific questions about the classes, call or e-mail director Clarice Auluck-Wilson, Ph.D. at 651-439-4219, or at Clarice@MusicTogetherClasses.com, or visit www.MusicTogetherClasses.org. Evening classes held at Blaine City Hall in the Cloverleaf Room and morning classes held at Sunnyside Park Building. Registration online only at www. MusicTogetherClasses.org or by phone at 651-439-4219. Registration will not be accepted at the Park and Recreation office.

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

LOCATION: BLAINE CITY HALL DATE: Tuesday, December 13 TIME: 5:15 or 6:15 pm DATE: Thursday, March 14 TIME: 6:15 pm

CLASS SCHEDULE

Evening classes held Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room and morning classes held at Sunnyside Park Building.

LOCATION: BLAINE CITY HALL

DATE: Winter: Tuesdays, January 3 – March 7 Spring: Tuesdays, March 28 – May 30 TIME: 5:15 pm OR 6:15 pm

LOCATION: SUNNYSIDE PARK BUILDING

LOCATION: SUNNYSIDE PARK BUILDING

DATE: Winter: Thursdays, January 5 – March 9 Spring: Thursdays, March 30 - June 1 TIME: 9:30 am or 10:30 am

DATE: Thursday, December 8 TIME: 9:30 or 10:30 am

FEE: $179 first child; $99 each additional child under 8 months FREE with a registered sibling

DATE: Thursday, March 16 TIME: 10:30 am

Register only at www.MusicTogetherClasses.com or by phone at 651-439-4219. Registration will not be accepted at the Parks and Recreation office. Winter-Spring 2017 • www.blaineparks.com • 763-785-6164


Youth Dance 12

QC DANCE CLASSES

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, 1051-109th Ave. www.QCDance.com.

TUMMY TIME- INFANT MOVEMENT

INTRO TO DANCE

ages 3 months through crawlers & parent/adult

ages 2½ to 5

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.

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

QC Dance Studio NR Wednesdays Session 1: Jan. 18-Feb. 22 Session 2: Mar. 1-Apr. 5

$50 RES; $55 10:20-11:05 am Activity #5409 Activity #5410 QC Dance Studio

$50 RES; $55 NR

Ages 2 to 3 Wednesdays ages 0 to 3 & parent/adult Session 1: Jan. 18-Feb. 22 Parents and tots enjoy an exercise/activity class together Session 2: Mar. 1-Apr. 5

5:35-6:10 pm Activity #5415 Activity #5416

Ages 4 & 5 Wednesdays Session 1: Jan. 18-Feb. 22 Session 2: Mar. 1-Apr. 5

6:30-7:05 pm Activity #5417 Activity #5418

MOMMY & ME/PARENT & TOT DANCE

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. Registration deadline is one week before session begins.

QC Dance Studio Wednesdays Session 1: Jan. 18-Feb. 22 Session 2: Mar. 1-Apr. 5

LITTLE HIP HOPPERS

Ages 3 to5 Saturdays $50 RES; $55 NR Session 1: Jan. 21-Feb. 25 5-5:30 pm Session 2: Mar 4-Apr. 8 Activity #5411 HIP HOP Activity #5412 ages 7 to 11

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. Registration deadline is one week before session begins.

QC Dance Studio Wednesdays Session 1: Jan. 18-Feb. 22 Session 2: Mar. 1-Apr. 5

1/2

9:30-10:05 am Activity #5419 Activity #5420

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. Registration deadline is one week before session begins.

QC Dance Studio

Wednesdays $50 RES; $55 NR Session 1: Jan. 18-Feb. 22 6:20-6:55 pm Session 2: Mar. 1-Apr. 5 Activity #5413 Activity #5414

Winter-Spring 2017 • www.blaineparks.com • 763-785-6164

$50 RES; $55 NR 7:10-7:45 pm Activity #5421 Activity #5422


Youth Programs 13

SUPER HERO CAMP

LYRICAL

Ages 3 to 6

Every child dreams of being a Super Hero! In this 6 week camp they become one! Students will enjoy creative movement, basic tumbling, kids hip hop and more as they explore their Super Powers! Perfect for the active girl or boy. Join for fun, friendship and activity! Max 15.

QC Dance Studio Tuesdays Session 1: Jan. 17-Feb. 21 Session 2: Feb 28-Apr. 4

IMAGINE THAT MINI

Ages 3 to 8

Ages 10 to18 This class will include both lyrical and contemporary work through warm-up exercises, center and across the floor technique and combos. Combinations will incorporate the elements of ballet, jazz and modern movements. Students will learn how to express a wide range of emotions through dance based on musical interpretation. Max 15.

$50 RES; $55 NR 5:20-6 pm QC Dance Studio Activity #5423 Wednesdays Activity #5424 Session 1: Jan. 18-Feb. 22 Session 2: Mar. 1-Apr. 5 CAMP SERIES

$50 RES; $55 NR 8-8:40 pm Activity #5431 Activity #5432

Students will enjoy these themed mini camps filled with dance, crafts, imagination, movement and FUN! Max. 15

10-11:30 am $20 RES; $22 NR per camp January 14: Jazzy Jungle Activity #5425 February 11: Be My Ballerina Activity #5426 March 11: Camp Frolic Activity #5427 April 8: Hoppin to the Beat Activity #5429 May 13: Backyard Beach Party Activity #5430

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

SECRET SPY SQUAD

SING

Ages 4 to 8

Help save the town theater and be in a singing competition! Come learn songs and dances from the new movie, Sing and put on a show! Everyone will learn how to put together a professional show from start to finish. Learn how to properly speak your lines, block a scene, develop your character and much more! No experience necessary. All that is needed are comfortable clothing and lightweight tennis shoes or dance shoes. Friends and family are invited to observe the final 30 minutes of the final class. Max. 20. Program held at Sunnyside Park Building. Register by January 27.

What happens when ordinary gymnasts are really secret spies! Use your gymnastic and dance powers to catch a gem stealing cat burglar! Come learn songs and dances from Barbie Spy Squad and put on a 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! We will also play fun creative games with scarves, animals and parachutes! No experience necessary. All that is needed are comfortable clothing and lightweight tennis shoes or dance shoes. Friends and family are invited to observe a special performance beginning the final 30 minutes of the final class! Max 20. Program held at Sunnyside Park Building. Register by January 27

Ages 7 to 12

Saturdays, Feb. 4 & 11 1:30-4:30 pm $64 RES; $70 NR Activity #5369

Saturdays, Feb. 4 & 11 $64 RES; $70 NR

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9:30 am-12:30 pm Activity #5368


Youth Programs 14

BABYSITTING CLASS

ages 11 & up

TAE KWON DO

ages 5 to Adult

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

AGES 5 TO 7 & PARENT/ADULT $45 RES; $50 NR per parent/child Session 1 Mondays, January 9-March 6 (no class Jan. 16; Feb 20) 6:15-6:45 pm Activity #5392 Session 2 6:15-6:45 pm

Mondays, March 27 - May 22 Activity #5395

AGES 8 TO 12 & 13 TO ADULT $75 RES; $83 NR Session 1 Mon. & Wed. January 9-March 8 (no class Jan. 16; Feb 20) Ages 8-12, 6:45-8 pm Activity #5393 Ages 13 & up, 8-9:15 pm Activity #5396 Session 2 Mon. & Wed. March 27 - May 24 Ages 8-12, 6:45-8 pm Activity #5394 Ages 13 & up, 8-9:15 pm Activity #5397

PURE POMS AND CHEER

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 the class. Bring a doll, lunch and beverage. Must turn age 11 by the date of the class. 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 Saturday, February 11 Saturday, April 15

$70 RES; $77 NR Activity #5370 Activity #5371

GROUP GUITAR LESSONS BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE

ages 7 & up

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 January 20.

Saturdays, Jan. 28 - Mar. 4

$60 RES; $66 NR

Beginner 1-1:45 pm

Ages 7-10 Activity #5372

Intermediate 2-2:45 pm

Ages 11 & up Activity #5373

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.

Mondays, February 27 - May 22 ages 4-8: 6:45 – 7:15 pm ages 9 and up: 7:30 – 8:30 pm

$99 RES/$108 NR Activity #5453 Activity #5454

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Youth Programs 15

BY COMPUTER EXPLORERS POKEMON MOVIE MAKING

JR. ENGINEERING: CRAZY GEARS & WHEELS

Grades 1 to 5

Grades K to 3

New Class! Work on a stop motion animated POKEMON movie. Pick your favorite characters to star in your own minimovie ...the possibilities are endless. Actions figures, props and backdrops will be available for filming in class. Handle all of the technical details including using a digital movie camera, filming scenes, stop-motion animation, digital editing and adding finishing special effects and transitions to the movie. Student groups’ final projects will be emailed to parents, or students may bring a USB jump drive the last day. Max. 14. Class held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room B. Register by Feb. 3

If you love legos, making things move, building and experimenting – this class is for you. Learn about engineering and the physical science principles behind different action machines. Working in teams, students will build crazy wheeled and geared contraptions that spring into action. Have fun while you learn the principles of mechanical engineering and simple machines. Make tops, spinners, zip lines, rubber band powered cars, crimping cars, and other crazy contraptions. Please bring a drink & snack daily. Max. 24. Class held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room B. Register by March 10.

Saturdays, February 11 & 18 $72 RES; $79 NR

9 am-noon Saturdays, March 18 & 25 Activity #5374 $72 RES; $79 NR

9 am-Noon Activity #5377

LEGO EV3 ROBOTICS

Grades 3 to 8

NEW LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 has arrived! Using the newly released EV3 Robotics System, students will be taught foundational building and introduced to programming concepts with learning about the new Sensors, Motors, and Special Technics components. Working in small teams, students will build and program smart robots, including navigation and manipulation, using the different Sensors and Motors. Also, students will learn about basics of Gear Systems as well as effective Chassis and Attachment design concepts, how to test the functionality of their robots, problem-solving skills. Max. 24. Class held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room B. Register by Feb 24.

Saturdays, March 4 & 11 $72 RES; $79 NR

9 am-Noon Activity #5376

EXTREME LEGO: WHEELS & AXLES

Grades K to 3

New and returning students welcome. Learn to build the fastest racer on your block. Each class we build different wheel and axle mechanisms and investigate how to make them drive faster, for a longer distance, or just plain better. Students will study elements of wheels and axles including: separate axles, single axles, large wheel base, more tread versus less and much more. We incorporate fun races with classmates and keep every student engaged. Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! www.youthenrichmentleague.com. Max. 16. Program held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room A. Register by March 3.

Saturdays, Mar. 11, 18, 25 $51 RES; $56 NR

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ADULT SOFTBALL

The City of Blaine offers summer softball leagues for Men’s, Women’s, Co-Rec, and Church teams. Games are played at Airport and Aquatore Parks. Registration begins February 6. Registration materials are available after January 1 from the Parks and Recreation office. The following are leagues and days offered. Fees include softballs and tax. Online registration is now available for adult softball! Leagues start the week of April 23.

League

Men’s D (DH) Men’s D (DH) Men’s D (DH) Men’s D (DH) Women’s ! Women’s (DH) NEW Co-Rec 11/12” Co-Rec 11/12” (DH) Co-Rec 11/12” (DH)

day

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Thursdays Thursdays Tuesdays Tuesdays Sundays

# of games

22 22 22 22 10 + playoffs 22 10 + playoffs 20 20

Fee

$975 $975 $975 $975 $650 $975 $700 $925 $925

activity# #5443 #5444 #5445 #5446 #5447 #5448 #5449 #5450 #5452

CO-REC KICKBALL

Relive your childhood excitement by gathering to play one of our most popular adult sports. Roster limit is 20 players. Entry fee includes one game ball, umpires and 16 games. Games are played at Airport and Aquatore parks. Eight week season begins May 8. Teams play double-headers each week. Register by April 22. League starts May 14

Sundays $380 team

5, 6, 7 or 8 pm Activity #5451

ADULT VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES The City of Blaine has teamed up with Anoka/Hennepin Community Education to offer Men’s and Women’s volleyball leagues for 2016. We are offering three different levels, Power (officiated), Intermediate (non – officiated) and fun (non – officiated). Players must be at least 18 years old. Cost includes 8 matches and a single elimination playoff. Leagues are held at various district middle schools Leagues begin January 19.

League

Women’s Power Women’s Intermediate Women’s Fun Men’s Power Men’s Intermediate Men’s Fun

day

Mondays Mondays Mondays Tuesdays Tuesdays Tuesdays

Fee

$295 $185 $185 $295 $185 $185

Register at

www.discovercommunityed.com. Registration not accepted at Blaine City Hall.

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ROSEMALING

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

Session 1 Mondays, Jan. 23 - March 6 no class february 20) $26 RES; $29 NR

Activity #5433

Session 2 Mondays, Mar. 27 - May 1 $26 RES; $29 NR

7-9:30 pm Activity #55434

7-9:30 pm

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 763-7856164 for more information.

CPR CERTIFICATION

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

6-10 pm January 25 February 22 April 26

$47 Activity #5379 Activity #5380 Activity #5381

ARTIST GATHERINGS

Develop your artistic skills, learn new ones or just network with other artists in a fun and supportive environment. Bring your own painting or drawing materials. Open to artists of all levels. No need to register, just show up. Sponsored by the Blaine Arts Council. Blaine City Hall lunchroom. FREE!

Tuesdays, On-going

ART EXHIBITS

5 pm

The Blaine Arts Council schedules monthly art exhibits at Blaine City Hall in the atrium. The exhibit is open daily from 8 am to 8 pm.

December January February-March April May

BAC Members Show Photography Arts in Harmony Teen Art Competition Art Speaks

HEARTSAVER FACTS: FIRST AID

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

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QC ADULT CLASSES

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, 1051-109th Ave. www.QCDance.com.

ADULT BEGINNING SWING DANCE

Swing dancing has appealed to generation after generation. It is a versatile, fun, athletic dance that came out of the Savoy Ballroom in the 1930s. It has many styles and variations from simple patterns to very complex patterns and rhythms. The music ranges from big band to current rock and pop. We will focus on the basic steps, the technique for leading and following and some fun turns and patterns in two styles of Swing: East Coast and Jitterbug. Min 6. Register by Jan. 13.

Saturdays, 10-11 am Session 1: Jan. 21-Feb 25 Session 2: Mar. 4-Apr. 8

$50 RES; $55 NR Activity #5435 Activity #5436

ADULT CONTINUING SWING DANCE

Swing dancing has appealed to generation after generation. It is a versatile, fun, athletic dance that came out of the Savoy Ballroom in the 1930s. It has many styles and variations from simple patterns to very complex patterns and rhythms. The music ranges from big band to current rock and pop. We will focus on the basic steps, the technique for leading and following and some fun turns and patterns in two styles of Swing: East Coast and Jitterbug. Dancers in this class will have taken Adult Beginning Swing or have had previous experience. Min 6. Register by January 13.

Saturdays, 11 am-12 pm Session 1: Jan. 21-Feb 25 Session 2: Mar. 4-Apr. 8

$50 RES; $55 NR Activity #5437 Activity #5438

ZUMBA® & 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. Max 25.

ZUMBA®

Thursdays, 8-8:45 pm Session 1: Jan. 19-Feb 23 Session 2: Mar. 2-Apr. 6

ZUMBA GOLD®

Wednesdays, 7:45-8:30 pm Session 1: Jan. 18-Feb 22 Session 2: Mar. 1-Apr. 5

$30 RES; $33 NR Activity #5439 Activity #5440 $30 RES; $33 NR Activity #5441 Activity #5442

JAZZERCISE

Burn up to 600 calories in one fun and powerfully effective 60-minute total body workout. Every Jazzercise group dance fitness class combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn. Choreographed to today’s hottest music, Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, aerobic exercise, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. Start dancing yourself fit and change the shape of your body today! Learn the moves and learn more at www.jazzercise.com or call Luanna at 763-706-8725 or text 763-438-9365. Classes held at Sunnyside Park Building. Register on-line at jazzercise. com or at the door.

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Community Outings 19 All community outings depart from and return to the Blaine Senior Center unless noted otherwise and include motorcoach transportation. Times include pick-up and return. Outings include lunch and ticket (unless noted otherwise).

CAMELOT

Chanhassen Dinner Theater Come along to the idyllic kingdom of Camelot at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater. We will revel in the rich, deeply romantic legend of Kid Arthur and his beloved Queen. Celebrate the dashing Sir Lancelot, the gallant Knights at the Round Table, the mystical wizard Merlin and the Lady of the lake form the mists of Avalon. Beyond romance, noble quests and magic spells lie twisted plots, inner demons and betrayal – all threatening to snuff out Arthur’s dreams to build the greatest kingdom ever known. The ideals of Camelot are ones we long for in our day, making Camelot a hopeful legend for all time. Your meal (to be chosen from the menu), coffee, bread basket are all included. Desserts purchased on your own. Register by December 18. Max 19.

Wednesday, January 25 $94

10:35 am-5:15 pm Activity #5383

CROOKS, CRIME & CORRUPTION

Let’s venture through the streets of St. Paul, to a time when roaring hoodlums had their heyday! We will see the sites where the gangsters lived it up, and learn where they committed some of the most notorious crimes in the upper midwest. A costumed gangster from the past, who is familiar with the dark underworld of St. Paul will share the tales. You will hear of corrupt agreements between the politicians, the St. Paul police department, and the underworld leaders, who claim to have ran the City of St. Paul in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Some of the sites you will see and hear about include the Swift payroll robbery, the Dillinger Shootout, and the kidnapping site of Hamm Brewery heir. Lunch is at the Wabasha Street Caves (salad, chicken and dumplings, potatoes, honey glazed carrots and dessert.) After lunch we will embark upon the interesting tour of these historic sandstone caves, man-made, in the 1800’s. Throughout time they have served many purposes. Here, mushrooms grew, gangster massacres occurred, couples danced the night away in the once popular Castle Royal Night Club, and today, ghostly lore abounds. There is minimal walking and standing during the cave tour. Register by February 5. Max 19.

Thursday, February 23 $73

RISE UP OH MEN

The Plymouth Playhouse presents Rise Up, O Men, a new musical comedy featuring the men of the church and your favorite church basement ladies who serve them. As these hard-working farmers discuss their scrap lumber piles and benefits of weld vs solder, they unintentionally disrupt the order of the kitchen. But that’s what happens when you let the rooster in the hen house. Lunch includes tater tot hotdish, macaroni and cheese, garden salad, jello, assorted bars, coffee or tea. Register by February 22. Max 20.

Wednesday, March 15 $54

10:45 am-3:45 pm Activity #5385

WICKED

Orpheum Return to the Land of Oz, where so much happened before Dorothy dropped in. Long before Dorothy arrived, there is another young woman. She was born with emeraldgreen skin, was smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessed extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde, who is popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships, until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other “wicked.” From the first electrifying note, to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked will transfix you with its wildly inventive story. Seats are located in the balcony, center section. Register by January 3. Max 19.

Thursday, April 20 $90

6:35 pm-10:25 pm Activity #5386

SWEETLAND THE MUSICAL

History Theater 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.

9:30 am-2:30 pm Thursday, May 11 Activity #5384 $40

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Casino Trips

All casino trips depart from and return to the Senior Center, 9150 Central Ave NE, and include coach transportation and coffee & donuts prior to departure. Time includes pickup and return. Registration deadline is one week before the trip.

ST. CROIX CASINO - TURTLE LAKE Wednesdays, 8:30 am-4:30 pm February 15 April 12

TREASURE ISLAND CASINO-RED WING $7

Activity #5388 Activity #5389

Mondays, 8:30 am-4:30 pm March 13 May 8

$7($3 food coupon) Activity #5390 Activity #5391

TEXAS FIESTA AND GULF OF MEXICO MARCH 6-16, 2017 TOURCO TOURS

2 Nights Dallas-Ft. Worth, 3 Nights San Antonio on the River Walk, Houston and 2 Nights in Galveston on the Gulf. Sights/Stops along the way: Oklahoma National Cowboy Hall of Fame, JFK Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas and the historic Stockyards of Ft. Worth and their famous cattle drive, driving tour in Austin, Texas, Johnson City & LBJ Texas White House and Ranch, National Museum of the Pacific War, guided tour of San Antonio: visit to Mission San Jose, the San Fernando Cathedral and the Alamo Imax Theater, Briscoe Western Art Museum, narrated Barge Cruise, LBJ NASA Space Center, Galveston Island’s Moody Gardens, Will Rogers Memorial and Museum and more! Full itineraries available at Senior Center or Blaine City Hall. For additional details, call 763780-2985. $2,099 Single; $1,699 Double for 10 nights accommodations, 12 meals and admission to events included, among other amenities.

Travel Show on Wednesday, January 11, 11 am at the Senior Center.

THE ARK ENCOUNTER MAY 8-12, 2017 ACROSS COUNTRY TOUR

Just completed in July 2016, this adventure features a trip to see a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible; spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high. Likely the most anticipated attraction in the United States in decades! Discover an up-close-and-personal understanding of the beginning of all things, as you tour THE CREATION MUSEUM-a 60,000 square foot “walk-through-history” museum which is sure to inspire! Board a deluxe motor coach and travel to Cincinnati, Ohio for a stepon guided tour of the “Queen City”, a two-hour gospelthemed dinner cruise on Queen City Riverboat, a treat at the world famous Graeters Ice Cream Shop, 4 nights accommodations, 5 included meals, professionally handled baggage. Itinerary available at the Mary Ann Young Senior Center or Blaine City Hall. Double Occupancy: $899 pp; Single Occupancy: $1,099. Call 651-472-9228 for additional information.

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Sponsored By

EXTENDED TRAVEL SHOWCASE

Wednesday, February 8th at 11:00 AM

Join us at the Mary Ann Young Senior Center on Wednesday, February 8th at 11:00 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

Treasures of the Southeast

New York City

April 3 - 9, 2017

May, 4 - 7, 2017

Savannah, Charleston, & Asheville

The Pacific Coast

With The Redwood Forest

June 7 - 13, 2017

Ireland

The Emerald Isle

The Big Apple

Land & Sea Adventure

Nova Scotia

& The Maritimes

May 27 - June 2, 2017

Autumn in New England

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Sept 30 - Oct 6, 2017

August 19 - 26, 2017

Gettysburg & Williamsburg

Oct 17 - 23, 2017

Call for a catalog: 651-490-5408

& The Grand Tetons

May 28 - June 9, 2017

America’s Heritage

October 1 - 11, 2017

Yellowstone

Alaska

October 11 - 16, 2017

Acadia Autumn Adventure Oct 9 - 15, 2017

| www.gowithlandmark.com

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MARY ANN YOUNG SENIOR CENTER 9150 Central Avenue Northeast Blaine, MN 55434 763-786-9375 Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Senior Dining: Weekdays at noon SENIOR CENTER STAFF Director: Shelley Johnson Coordinator: Ann Genosky Food Handler: Doreen Warm Custodian: Jim Grant

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 Senior Dining Program offers noon meals at a suggested donation of $4.00 for people age 60 and over, and a cost of $7.00 for those under age 60. Please call three days in advance to register for the noon meal. Van service is available for residents of Blaine to transport participants to and from the senior center for a cost of just $1.50 round trip. Stop by and visit the Center during scheduled hours, or call 763-786-9375 for further information.

ONGOING PROGRAMS Mondays: Penny Bingo; Health Insurance Counseling; Sing-a-long (2nd Monday at 11:15); Garden Club (2nd Monday); Quilting Group (last Monday) Tuesdays: Wii Bowling, Intermediate Line Dancing, “500” Cards, “T.O.P.S.”, Woodcarving, Live 2B Healthy Fitness Class Wednesdays: Wood Carving Class, Hand & Foot Cards, Monthly Birthday Party (last Wed.), Evening Line Dance, Mah Jongg, Computer Lab (1st Wednesday) Thursdays: Bridge, Educational Sessions, Movie Day (monthly), Defensive Driving Classes, Evening Line Dancing, Senior Fitness Fridays: Plastic Canvas Class, Foot Care, Scrabble, Cribbage, Senior Fitness Saturdays: Line Dance - varied levels, Cribbage League (seasonal) Sundays: North Country Jamboree -Enjoy live classic country music the 3rd Sunday of the month from 1-4:30 pm, Metro Woodcarving (2nd Sunday at 2 pm) **The Volunteers of America Senior Nutrition Program provides nutritious, delicious, well-balanced meals Monday through Friday at noon. Call the Senior Center at least three business days in advance to register for lunch. Winter-Spring 2017 • www.blaineparks.com • 763-785-6164


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January DE-DECORATING DAY Wednesday, January 4, 9:30 am Refreshments will be served, come join the fun!

SENIOR CENTER ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING Thursday, January 19, 4 pm

PIANO MUSIC SING-A-LONG Monday, January 9, 11:15 am

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!

JANUARY 25 MARCH 29

FEBRUARY 22 APRIL 26

February

VINTAGE SHOW AND ITEM APPRAISAL PRE-SUPERBOWL PARTY!

Wednesday, January 18, 10-11:30 am

Friday, February 3, 11 am

Specializing in antiques, Mary Berg invites you to bring an item of interest to the Senior Center to discuss and she will give tips on an estimated value or how to research the item yourself. Great fun to see what everyone brings!

Specified Mondays, February 6 thru April 17

WINTER WONDERLAND WEEK OF FUN Monday, January 23 1 pm – Prize/Penny Bingo Tuesday, January 24 9 AM to Noon – Wii Bowling Tournament 1 pm – “500” Card Tournament, fee is $1.50/ person. Thursday, January 26 1 pm – Cribbage Tournament, registration with your partner is required by January 20. Fee is $2/ person.

Wear your favorite team colors and join us for the fun refreshments and a football party. Register in advance and join us for a “ballpark” style luncheon.

INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE

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

TRAVEL SHOW

Wednesday, February 8, 11 am Landmark Tours will present detailed information on their 2017 upcoming trips.

VALENTINE CELEBRATION

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

WHEEL OF FORTUNE with prizes!

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April DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASSES These four hour refresher classes are held monthly on specified Thursdays from 10:30 am - 3 pm with a half hour lunch break, which is available at the Senior Center. These classes fill 6-8 weeks in advance, so register early! The cost is just $15 for AARP members and $20 for non AARP members. Advanced registration and payment are required for the class and lunch. Class dates: January 12; February 16; March 23; April 6; May 4

GREENBOOK FAIR

DATE TBD, 9 am-noon Load up on books to read and feel free to bring in those you have finished. Take home as many books as you like, limit of 10 donated books, no donations necessary. Free!

INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE

Specified Mondays through April 17 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

SENIOR DINING VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PARTY

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY

Tuesday, April 18, 11 am Special refreshments will be served and dining volunteers recognized. Be sure to call ahead to confirm the date, and remember to sign up for the meal three business days in advance. Enjoy live music at 11 am.

Join us for the “Wearin’ O The Green” party. No matter your nationality, enjoy festive refreshments and party music!

Offered once in late April or early May Call for specific date and time.

March Thursday, March 16, 11 am

PROPERTY TAX ASSISTANCE

INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE

Specified Mondays through April 17 The Anoka County Retired Senior Volunteer Program is offering free income tax assistance on specified Mondays at the senior center. Registration is required and you must live in Anoka County to qualify for this free service. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

MARCH MADNESS WEEK Monday, March 27 1 pm – Prize/Nickel Bingo Tuesday, March 28 9 am to Noon – Mini Wii Bowling Tournament 1 pm – “500” Card Tournament, fee is $1.50/ person. Thursday, March 30 1 pm – Cribbage Tournament, registration with your partner is required by March 24. Fee is $2/ person.

May SENIOR SAFETY & WELLNESS FAIR

Thursday, May 4, 8:30 am to 3 pm Held at Fire Station #3 in Blaine. Advanced registration is required. Watch for details in March newsletters or call the Senior Center for the date and more information. Expect great speakers, safety sessions, health screenings, great food, refreshments, door prizes and more. Limited to the first 80 registrants.

PIANO MUSIC SING-A-LONG Second Monday of the month at 11:15 am

JANUARY 9 MARCH 13

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

HOW TO REGISTER

DAY CARE PROVIDERS

ONLINE

Providers are welcomed to enroll children in activities. 25 Parents must sign individual registration forms.

MAIL

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.

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 no additional charge. 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.

IN PERSON

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

NO PHONE REGISTRATIONS RESIDENTS Residents are defined as individuals living within Blaine City limits. Proof of residency may be required.

PAYMENTS

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.

NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS!

AGE GROUPS

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

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

PHOTO POLICY

Photographs of program or 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.

PARK REPAIRS

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

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.

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.

REFUNDS

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.

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.

HELP END PARK VANDALISM

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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.

Information

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.

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 In-house and traveling program for serving the Centennial grades 2-8 serving the Blaine High School attendance area. High School attendance area for ages 5-19. www.blainebengalbasketball.com www.centennialsoccer.org BLAINE YOUTH LACROSSE Boys and girls lacrosse www.blaineyouthlacrosse.com

BLAINE SOCCER CLUB

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

BLAINE TRAVELING BASEBALL

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

BLAINE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

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

BLAINE YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

In-house and traveling program for boys and girls ages 5-15 serving the Blaine High School attendance area. www.byha.org Blaine Youth Volleyball JO and Recreational volleyball for girls in the Blaine area. Website: www.blainevolleyball.com

CENTENNIAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

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

CENTENNIAL YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

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

SPRING LAKE PARK TRAVELING BASKETBALL CLUB

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

SPRING LAKE PARK PANTHER YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOC.

Serving the Spring Lake Park High School attendance area. www.pantheryouthfootball.org

SPRING LAKE PARK YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

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

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Parks & Recreation Office: 763-785-6164

10801 Town Square Drive, Blaine, MN 55449

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Picnic Shelters

AQUATORE, LAKESIDE COMMONS, & TOWN SQUARE PARK Our picnic shelters can be rented for groups of up to 200 people. These shelters are perfect for graduation parties, family reunions, team picnics, birthday parties, and more! For picnic shelter reservations and other park information, please call the Park and Recreation Department at 763-785-6164 or visit our website at blaineparks.com. Reservations for 2017 will be accepted on the following dates: Blaine area non-profits Residents Non-residents

Beginning January 3 Beginning February 1 Beginning March 1

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.

AQUATORE PARK

LAKESIDE COMMONS PARK

TOWN SQUARE PARK

9191 Lincoln Street NE Amenities:

3020 Lakes Parkway Amenities:

10802 Town Square Drive Amenities:

• 2 shelters for groups up to 150 each • Large 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

$ 80.34 $139.26 $112.48 $171.40

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

FEES (include sales tax)

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)

• 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

Half Day: 9 am-2 pm or 3 pm-8 pm Full Day: 9 am-10 pm Groups of 150+: Refundable Special Event Deposit Fee of $250 and a non-refundable Special Event License Fee of $50.

Aquatore Park Shelter

Lakeside Commons Park Shelter

Winter-Spring 2016 • www.blaineparks.com • 763-785-6164

Town Square Park Shelter

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

Celebrate Diversity Food Music Art Friendship

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR: FOOD VENDORS • SPONSORS • CULTURAL EXHIBITS • VOLUNTEERS

BlaineEvents.com/world-fest


Blaine City Hall • 109th & Radisson Road

Select Saturdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Blaine City Hall Atrium 10801 Town Square Drive Blaine, MN 55449

December 17• January 14, 28 February 11, 25 • March 11, 25 April 8, 22 • May 6 Shop a variety of locally grown and produced products at Blaine’s Indoor Farmers Market! Products may include root vegetables, jams, jellies, pickles, bread, pasta, meat, and eggs. For a list of vendors, visit our website at blaineevents.com/farmersmarket.

BlaineEvents.com/farmersmarket


2017 Winter/Spring Parks and Recreation Connection