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parks & recreation

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blaine block party fire trucks, police, cars, and department displays p. 3

flashlight pumpkin hunt pumpkins are hiding and waiting to be found p. 4

dance and gymnastics for all ages & abilites p. 9

2017 Flashlight Pumpkin Hunt

contents Events.......................................... 2-5 Blaine Wetland Sanctuary ���������� 6-7 Preschool........................................ 8 Dance............................................. 9 Jam Hops................................. 10-11 Theater and music........................ 12 Youth Programs....................... 13-15 Adults Sports & Programs.......16-18 Community Outings................ 19-21 Senior Center........................... 22-24 Facilities................................... 25-26 General Information................ 27-28 Registration Form......................... 29 Farmers Market............................ 30

contacts Main Office

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


special events

Holiday Concert Lake Country Chorus & North Star Chorus

Sunday, November 25 7:30 pm Blaine City Hall Atrium

Join us for our annual holiday concert featuring the Lake Country Chorus of Sweet Adelines and the North Star Men’s Chorus at Blaine City Hall. This FREE concert is a great way to kick off your holiday season. Complimentary coffee and cookies available.


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

Park Maintenance 763-785-6165



Blaine City Hall

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

On-line Registration

Maps and Park Locations

special events



• Meet your elected officials • Find out what your City departments do • Learn about important community developments • Climb on big rigs • Learn about local community groups

• Meet firefighters and police officers • Explore emergency vehicles • Spray water from a fire hose • Tour the jail • Gain valuable safety info • Sign up for Tip411



• Try on City uniforms • Take a turn on inflatables • Facepainting • Balloon artist • Musical entertainment • Fun, hands on activities • Concessions for sale

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special events For All Families At Target Center CORTEO, which means “cortege” in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy, and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. Tickets are lower level seating. Transportation is not provided. You will be notified when tickets arrive at the Park and Recreation office. Register by October 25. Max. 50. Saturday, Nov. 10 Child (0-10) Adult Ticket (11+)

3:30 pm Activity #6042 Activity #6043

$56 RES; $66 NR $68 RES; $78 NR

Flashlight Pumpkin Hunt & Family Dance Pumpkins are hiding and waiting to be found at Aquatore Park! Children along with their parents, can search the grounds for one pumpkin of their choice, celebrate by dancing under the stars with our family deejay, make a S’more and play glow games! Fee includes a treat bag, one pumpkin, one craft, and refreshments. Come in a costume for our costume contest and bring a flashlight! Registration is required, Max. 200. Event held at Aquatore Park. Registration deadline is October 12 or when spaces fill. For families w/children ages 10 & under

Friday, October 19 $10 RES; $11 NR


7-8:30 pm

Activity #6044

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special events

Princess Party ages 8 and under with an adult

Your little princess can meet Belle, Cinderella, and Elsa at our Princess Party! We will have crafts, balloon artist, facepainting, hair-dos, photo opportunities, games, stage, refreshments, a deejay, and lots of dancing! Come in your favorite princess dress and don’t forget your camera! Event held at Blaine City Hall. Max. 200. Register now spaces fill quickly! Saturday, November 10 $10 RES; $11 NR

6 -8 pm Activity #6045

A Morning at the

North Pole

ages 10 & under with an adult

Spend a morning with your family at the North Pole! Don’t miss out on this memorable event. We will take a picture of your kids with Santa and email it to you OR bring your own camera for pictures with Santa. Fee includes a continental breakfast for one child and one adult, crafts for one child, and a visit with Santa. Registration is required and limited to 30 children per time slot. Event held at Blaine City Hall Atrium. Saturday, December 1 9 am 10 am 11 am noon

$10 RES; $11 NR Saturday, December 8 Activity #6046 9 am Activity #6047 10 am Activity #6048 11 am Activity #6049 noon

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$10 RES; $11 NR Activity #6050 Activity #6051 Activity #6052 Activity #6053


blaine wetland sanctuary Come and explore the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary. This 500 acre dedicated open space is now accessible for the public to escape the urban landscape and reconnect with nature. An extensive boardwalk meanders through the wetland, allowing you to experience a serene and natural environment. The boardwalk extends from the trailhead on Lexington Avenue through both wetland and upland habitats connecting to East Lake Park. Future plans for the BWS include additional trails (exact locations are yet to be determined) and a nature center at the Lexington Avenue trailhead. Management of the wetland site will continue into the future to accomplish the plan approved by the regulatory agencies. During spring and summer, crews will be out applying pollinator friendly herbicides to control the invasive species which inhibit the growth of the native vegetation. Prescribed burns and over-seeding with native herbaceous species will allow the area to thrive and provide important habitat for birds, pollinators, and wildlife. The health of a wetland takes maintenance and care. The City of Blaine is committed to preserve this area for the enjoyment of the community now and into the future.

Why Are Wetlands Important?

• They are “biological supermarkets” - very productive ecosystems, yielding food at the base of the food web to support all other living things in that environment. • They are “residential developments” - providing habitat for all life stages of many species of plants and animals, including rare, threatened, and endangered species. • They are “filters and sponges” – soaking up excess nutrients ad pollutants, replenishing surface and groundwater, and providing benefits for water quality and hydrology. • They are “trash compactors and recyclers” – decomposing organic matter and cycling important elements through plant and animal life. • They are “landscape protectors” – reducing the impact of flooding and erosion. • They are “happy places” – granting open space for us to enjoy and connect with our natural world when we need a break from the hustle and bustle that surrounds us.

The BWS is a great destination for school field trips and we provide eSTEM curriculum. Talk to your child’s teacher about taking a field trip to the BWS!

Blaine Wetland Sanctuary 11980 Lexington Avenue 6

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blaine wetland sanctuary Environmental Programs at the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary The City of Blaine has partnered with Growing Green Hearts to bring you a variety of programs for families of all ages to discover and appreciate this valued Blaine resource. All programs are held at the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary at the Lexington Avenue trailhead located at 11980 Lexington Avenue and will include walking. Max. 30.

Fall Funologywith Phenology all ages

Investigate nature’s wonders big and small - mammals, sedges, birds, and seeds. Pheology is the study of how plants and animals change with the seasons. We’ll use games, belly biology, and an engineering design challenge to explore how energy moves through the system and what fall has in store for the fen. Activities are designed for all ages.

Saturday, September 15 $5 per person $10 per family

10:30 - 11:30 am Activity #6054 Activity #6055

Frozen Secrets of the Fen all ages

The fen has some frozen secrets hidden deep beneath the snow and sedges! Join this nature hike to learn more about the hidden geologic story of the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary and what’s happening underground today. In celebration of wither we will experiment with shadows, crystals, insulation, and climate. Activities are designed for all ages.

Saturday, December 8 $5 per person $10 per family

10:30 - 11:30 am Activity #6056 Activity #6057

Minnesota Starwatch Party with Mike Lynch

Make the stars your old friends as we watch the great celestial show in the skies over Blaine. Get to know the constellations like The Big Bear, Cygnus the Swan, Pegasus the Winged Horse, and some of their great stories behind them. We’ll also use large reflecting telescopes, including two giant reflector telescopes that are among the biggest mobile scopes in Minnesota for close up views of star clusters, galaxies and other magic in our early autumn skies. Mike will also bring a telescope-astrophotography system for really distant targets such as galaxies millions of light years away. Mike Lynch is a meteorologist at WCCO Radio and has been hosting star watch parties and teaching astronomy classes for over 47 years. He also writes a weekly stargazing column for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and is the author of the books; “Mike Lynch’s Minnesota Star Watch” and “Stars, a Month by Month Tour of the Constellations.” Both books will be available for purchase at a discount. Super cool glow in the dark star shirts will also be available for purchase. Even if it’s the cloudy you’ll learn a lot, have a great time and get a Mike Lynch “Cloud Check” for a future Minnesota Starwatch Class. You’re invited to bring lawn chairs to make yourself comfy! Class meets at the Lexington Athletic Complex and then we will drive across the street to the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary.

Monday, November 12 $15 per person $40 per family(up to 5 people)

6:30 - 8:30 pm Activity #6058 Activity #6059

Your universe is waiting! Make the Stars Your Old Friends!

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preschool 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.

Birth to Kindergarten Sing, Dance, Play, Learn Register only at

or by phone at 651-439-4219.

Registration will not be accepted at the Parks and Recreation office.

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 Jan. 16, 2018. 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@, or visit


CLOVERLEAF ROOM B AT BLAINE CITY HALL Tuesdays, September 25 – December 4 (No class November 6) LEXINGTON ATHLETIC COMPLEX BUILDING Thursdays, September 27 - December 6 (no class Nov. 22) Fee

5:15 pm or 6:15 pm

9:30 am or 10:30 am

$186 first child; $99 additional child under 8 months FREE with registered sibling


Register at for one of the dates & times listed below

BLAINE CITY HALL CLOVERLEAF ROOM B Tuesday, Sept. 11 5:15 or 6:15 pm LEXINGTON ATHLETIC COMPLEX Thursday, Sept 13 9:30 or 10:30 am


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dance 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.

Intro to Dance

Mommy & Me Dance

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. Register by September 30. No class October 31.

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. Register by September 30. No class October 31.

ages 2½ to 5

QC Dance Studio Ages 21/2-3 Wednesdays October 3 - November 14 Ages 4 & 5 Wednesdays October 3 - November 14 Ages 3-5 Saturdays October 6 - November 10

ages 0 to 3 & parent/adult

$50 RES; $55 NR QC Dance Studio Wednesdays 5:35-6:10 pm October 3 - November 14 Activity #6060

$50 RES; $55 NR 5-5:30 pm Activity #6063

6:30-7:05 pm Activity #6061 9:30-10:05 am Activity #6062

HIP HOP Little Hip Hoppers

Hip Hop

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. Register by September 30. No class October 31.

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. Register by September 30. No class October 31.

ages 4 to 6

QC Dance Studio Wednesdays October 3 - November 14

ages 7 to 11

$50 RES; $55 NR QC Dance Studio 6:15-6:50 pm Wednesdays Activity #6064 October 3 - November 14

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$50 RES; $55 NR 7:10-7:45 pm Activity #6065


jam hops classes & clinics Inspiring Kids to Become LIFE CHAMPIONS! All Classes, events, and camps held at Jam Hops located at 1460 – 133rd Lane NE Ham Lake. Waiver: An annual online waiver is required for participation and must be completed by each child’s parent or guardian at;; 763-413-0647.

Ninja Zone Classes Nerf Night at Jam Hops!

ages 3 to 5 and 6 to 12

Bring your kids to Jam Hops for a supervised Nerf war, shooting at Nerf targets, and other games and activities. There will also be open gym time on all our fun equipment; trampolines, bars, beams, foam pits, a tumble trak, climbing ropes, warped wall, rock climbing wall and so much more! We will provide the Nerf guns and protective eye wear. Children are not allowed to use their own Nerf guns. A snack will be provided. An annual online waiver is required for participation and must be completed by each child’s parent or guardian at open gym. Max. 50 Register by September 18.


ages 8-14

Sat, Sept 22 $15

Ninja Zone gives your child the confidence to take on any challenge and gives you peace of mind knowing that you are contributing to their physical, mental and emotional well-being. It is a combination of Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Obstacle Course Training and Freestyle Movement. Ninja sport includes combinations of flips, rolls and kicks that are designed to help improve total body coordination, build strength and improve agility. Plus, your ninja will learn to kick, jump and flip like characters in their favorite video games... it doesn’t get much cooler than that! An annual online waiver is required for participation and must be completed by each child’s parent or guardian at gym. Registration deadline is October 25. T-shirt Included. Max. 10. No class November 22. November 8 - December 6

ages 3-5 $95

6:30-7:15 pm Activity #6067

ages 6-12 $117

7:30-8:30 pm Activity #6068

5:30-7 pm Activity #6066

Ninja Zone Clinics ages 6-18

Come test your strength and agility! Our gym will be set up as a ninja obstacle course. Our trained staff will instruct and guide you through the course. There will also be open gym time on all our fun equipment; trampolines, bars, beams, foam pits, a tumble trak, climbing ropes, warped wall, rock climbing wall and so much more! An annual online waiver is required for participation and must be completed by each child’s parent or guardian at gym. Max 20.


5:30 - 7 pm Saturday, September 22 Saturday, October 13 Saturday, November 17 Fall 2018 • • 763-785-6164

$25 per date Activity #6069 Activity #6070 Activity #6071

jam hops classes & clinics Camptastic Program

Gymnastics Classes

Camptastic is a great place for children to stay active and enjoy time with friends when they have days off from school. They will participate in a wide variety of activities including open gym, crafts, interactive games, science experiments, Ninja obstacles, snack time and more. Our gym has trampolines, climbing ropes, bars, beams, expansive spring floor space, foam pits, warped wall, rock climbing wall, a tumble trak and more. In addition to the above activities, for these camps children may bring a lunch or purchase one through us at the time of drop off. Please also have them bring a book with each day as they will have some silent reading time. You also have the option to sign up for before and after care for any of the days, call Jam Hops to register for those. An annual online waiver is required for participation and must be completed by each child’s parent or guardian at jamhops. com/summercamp or in person at Jam Hops. Registration deadline is October 9. Max 10.

In our gymnastics classes, children are taught basic gymnastics fundamentals through step-by-step progression. Kids will love to bounce on trampolines, swing and hang on the bars, and learn basic tumbling. We aim not only to teach basic, fundamental gymnastics skills but also to instill life skills. By helping each child experience success we build self-confident, productive children who will become LIFE CHAMPIONS! Your child will fall in love with gymnastics! Max of 12 for Ages 3 -5 class and Max of 16 for Ages 6 – 12 class. An annual online waiver is required for participation and must be completed by each child’s parent or guardian at gym or in person at Jam Hops.

grades k and older

$35 per day

ages 3 to 5 and 6 to 12

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday, October 17

Activity #6108

Thursday, October 18

Activity #6109

Friday, October 19

Activity #6110


September 22 -October 13

ages 3-5 (and potty trained) $79

12- 12:50 pm Activity #6074

ages 6-12 $90

12 - 1 pm Activity #6075

Camptastic Preschool

ages 3 to 5 (and potty trained) In addition to the Camptastic description above, these children will spend time in our spacious and fun preschool room and also have time in our preschool gymnastics gym on equipment that is just their size! Registration deadline is October 9. Max 6. $20 per day

9 am - noon

Wednesday, October 17

Activity #6072

Thursday, October 18

Activity #6073

Gymnastics Skill Clinics ages 6 and older

Our skill clinics are filled with learning and fun! We have skill clinics to work on mastering the steps and techniques of doing skills such as back handsprings and aerial cartwheels. Sign your child up for the clinic that will help them learn skills they would like additional help on! Max 30 for each clinic. An annual online waiver is required for participation and must be completed by each child’s parent or guardian at www. gym. Max. 30. $30 per clinic

5:30 - 7:00 pm

September 22 - Back Handspring

Activity #6076

October 13 – Aerial Cartwheel

Activity #6077

November 17 – Bar Basics

Activity #6078

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theater & music Musical Theater Camps 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!


ages 4 to 8 Remember Me ! Let’s learn songs from Coco 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 your lines, block a scene, develop your 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 a special performance beginning the final 30 minutes of the final class! Max. 20. Program held at the Sunnyside Park building. Register by November 2.

Saturdays, November 10 & 17 $64 RES; $70 NR

9:30 am - 12:30 pm Activity #6079

A Wrinkle in Time ages 7 to 12

Is there another time outside our own? Let’s explore this wonderful story, add singing and dancing and turn it into a musical! 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! We will also play fun creative games! No experience necessary. All that is needed are comfortable clothing and lightweight tennis shoes or dance shoes. Friends and family are invited to a special performance beginning the final 30 minutes of the final class! Max. 20. Program held at Sunnyside Park Building. Register by November 2.

Saturdays, November 10 & 17 $64 RES; $70 NR


1:30 - 4:30 pm Activity #6080

Group Guitar Lessons 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 September 18.

Saturdays, Sept 22 - Oct. 27 $70 RES; $77 NR Beginner 1 - 1:45 pm Intermediate 2 - 2:45 pm

Ages 7-10 Activity #6081 Ages 11 & up Activity #6082

youth programs Tae Kwon Do

Home Alone Camp

Tae Kwon Do is a modern martial art based on Korean tradition that incorporates techniques of kicking, punching, and blocking. Learn selfdefense 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.

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 25. SBM Fire Station #3, 11920 Ulysses St.

ages 5 to adult

entering grades 3 & 4

Thursday, December 27 9 am - 4 pm

$30 Activity #6086

AGES 5 TO 7 & PARENT/ADULT Mondays Sept. 10 - Dec. 3 No class Oct. 15 and Nov. 19 Per pair $45 RES; $50 NR 6:15 - 6:45 pm Activity #6083

AGES 8 TO 12 & 13 TO ADULT Mon. & Wed. Sept. 10 - Dec. 5 No class Oct. 15, 17, 31, Nov. 19, 21 Ages 8 - 12 $75 RES; $83 NR 6:45 - 8 pm Activity #6084 Ages 13 & up $75 RES; $83 NR 8 - 9:15 pm Activity #6085

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 Saturday, October 13 Saturday, November 3

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$80 RES; $88 NR Activity #6087 Activity #6088


youth programs Parent’s Night Out at QC Dance ages 5 & up

Boys & Girls are welcome to join us for a night of fun! Parents enjoy a night out – maybe a date night, finish that holiday shopping or whatever you choose! Participants will enjoy dancing, games, movies, crafts and make new friends. Pizza will be served part way through and then it will be back to playtime. Fun for dancers and non-dancers! Open to all. Min 6. Max 20. Register by November 26. 9967 Ulysses Ave NE

Friday, December 7 5-9 pm

$20 RES; $22 NR Activity #6111

Skyhawks Soccer Camp Ages 4 to 6

Cookie Decorating

ages 10 and under with a parent or adult

You and your child will have a great time decorating cookies for the holidays. 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 the Blaine City Hall lunchroom. Registration deadline is December 1 or when spaces fill.

Thursday, December 6 5:30-6:15 pm 6:30-7:15 pm

Our progression of camps and programs, led by our expert staff, are geared toward youth looking for a sport introduction or those who want to refine and master their sport-specific skills. Skyhawks Sports has proven to be the leader in youth sports since 1979. One of the things that makes Skyhawks trustworthy is that we go the extra mile to focus on safety, and we have a long-standing proven safety track record and processes to prove it.

$10 RES; $11 NR Activity #6089 Activity #6090

Emphasis is placed on individual soccer skills, ball control and concept of the game. The weekly class consists of fun, skill building games, a soccer concept of the day and most weeks concludes with a controlled small-sided scrimmage. Max 20. Program held at Airport Park field 1.

Tuesdays, Sept. 25-Oct. 16 5:30-6:30 pm

$55 Activity #6091

Skyhawks Flag Football Camp Ages 6 to 8

This flag football class emphasizes individual skill development, game strategy, teamwork, character building and most importantly…Fun! Each week will consist of skill development, along with time devoted to playing a game. Participants should bring appropriate athletic wear. Max 20. Program held at Airport Park field 1.

Tuesdays, Sept. 25-Oct. 16 6:45-7:45 pm


$55 Activity #6092

youth programs

Advanced Minecraft: Command Block

Game Coding Mario Frogger

grades 2-6

grades 3 to 7

Get ready to wire up your Minecraft worlds with Command Blocks and Redstone! Even if you’re a seasoned Minecraft pro, there’s plentyyou’re your to learn. From basic traps to powered machines, Redstone offers Minecraft players a whole new range of opportunities to create amazing things. Minecraft’s Command Block is Psuedoprogramming language that consist of logic and execution written in text. We’ll learn to spawn creatures, teleport over all your world, and make multiplayer games. Bring a lunch to class. Max. 20. Class held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room B. Register by Oct. 12.

Thursday, October 18 9 am - 3 pm $78 RES; $88 NR Activity #6094

Engineering Crazy Gears & Wheels grades k to 3

New Class! Create & Share by creating an interactive 2D video game. Using MIT’s award-winning Scatch, to teach principles of object-oriented programming. Scratch is a powerful yet simple block-based language. We will re-create a classic Frogger game using popular Nintendo Characters. Please bring a lunch and snacks. Max. 20. Class held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room B. Register by October 12.

Friday, October 19 $78 RES; $88 NR

9 am - 3 pm Activity #6095

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. Max. 24. Please bring a lunch to class. held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room B. Register by Nov. 9.

Saturday, Nov. 17 $72 RES; $79 NR

9 am - 3 pm Activity #6096

Lever Developers grades 1-5

STEM Enrichment using LEGO® bricks for the 21st Century learner. Each {YEL!} STEM class follows four basic components. •Teach It!…Each class students are taught the basic STEM engineering concepts behind each project. •Build It!… Students use LEGO® bricks to build a dragster, balancing beam and design their own catapult. •Explore It!…Then they use that project to explore the basic engineering concepts - this session is focused on levers concepts. •Play It!…Finally they play with their project, modify it, create extensions and have fun working with it. Sign up today to THINK, LEARN and PLAY WELL with {YEL!}. For more details about {YEL!} STEM classes, visit LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site or program.Max. 16. Program held at the Blaine City Hall Sanctuary Room. Register by Nov. 23.

Saturdays, December 1, 8, 15 $60 RES; $66 NR Fall 2018 • • 763-785-6164

10 am - noon Activity #6093


adult sports & programs Co-Rec Adult Volleyball Leagues

Non – officiated co-rec volleyball league. Blaine and Fridley teams will combine to form a cooperative league. Players must be at least 18 years old. Games held at Roosevelt Middle School and Hayes Elementary in Fridley. Register by November 9. Game times vary in the evening.

Wednesdays $250

Pickleball (Outdoor Only)

Any pickleball palyers interested in getting on our email list to stay in contact with other players should contact Jerome or Harlan at the following email addresses: Jerome: Harlan:

Dec. 5 - Mar. 6 There is no charge to play and courts are not reserved for Activity #6097 any specific time frames. Harlan will be sending out email

confirmations to organize playing dates and times. For more information, call Jerome at 763-785-6161.

Adult 5-Person Basketball League

Officiated men’s basketball league. Players must be at least 18 years old. Games played at Westwood Middle School. Includes 12 games plus playoffs. Two officials per game and scorekeeper. Register by October 26. Game times vary in the evening.

Wednesdays $550 RES; $600 NR

Nov. 7 - Mar. 13 Activity #6098

CPR and First Aid Classes

The Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department offers community classes in first aid and CPR. All classes are held at Station 3 located at 11920 Ulysses St NE.

FIRST AID November 28

$35 6-10 pm

CPR August 29 September 26 October 24

$40 6-10 pm 6-10 pm 6-10 pm

FRIENDS & FAMILY HANDS ONLY CPR September 5 November 7

FREE! 7-8 pm 7-8 pm

To register for CPR and First Aid, visit the SBM website at 16

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adult programs Adult Dance and 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 multi-talented, “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.

Wedding Dance Workshop Whether you are the bride, the groom or a guest at a wedding, this workshop will give you the skills needed to get out on that dance floor! The basics and some fun patterns will be covered in Waltz, Swing, Nightclub Two Step, Slow Dance and a little Polka! Max. 26. Register by Sept. 1.

Saturday, September 8 $20 RES; $22 NR

10 am - noon Activity #6099

Adult Ballet The perfect class for adults. Great for posture, strengthening and flexibility. A non-strenuous full body work-out. Every adult will love this class! Wear something comfortable. Ballet shoes preferred and may be purchased at QC Dance. Max. 15. Register by Sept. 2.

Wednesdays, 8 - 9 pm September 9 - October 24

$50 RES; $55 NR Activity #6100


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, 8 - 8:45 pm Session 1: Sept. 13-Oct. 11 Session 2: Oct. 18 - Nov. 15 Session 3: Nov. 29 - Dec. 27

$30 RES; $33 NR Activity #6101 Activity #6102 Activity #6103

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, 7:45 - 8:30 pm Session 1: Sept. 12-Oct. 10 Session 2: Oct. 17-Nov. 21 No class October 31 Session 3: Nov. 28-Dec. 26

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$30 RES; $33 NR Activity #6104 Activity #6105 Activity #6106


adult programs Jazzercise®

GET TO KNOW THE NEW US! Jazzercise is a pulse pounding, beat-pumping fitness program that gets you It’s a calorie-torching, hip swiveling dance party with a hot playlist to distract you from the burn. Yoga fusion after regular class on Mondays in September. Sign up for 4 half hour classes for $80. Yoga Fusion is a twist on traditional Yoga or Pilates that pairs full-body strengthening with gentle stretching to develop long, lean muscles. You’ll increase balance, and build a stronger core while toning up to reveal curves you never knew you had. Learn the moves and learn more at 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. Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays 6 - 7 pm Saturdays 8 am Sunnyside Park $40 per month


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. Register by Sept. 11. Max. 20. Instructor: Kathy Johnson.

Mondays, Sept. 24-Nov. 12 $26 RES; $29 NR

7-9:30 pm Activity #6107

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 the month, September - May, 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.

Fall Art Exhibits

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.

September October November December January


Amber McDowell Northstar Watermedia Northern Showcase BAC Members Show The Art of Photography

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.

DATE: Tuesdays, On-going TIME: 5 pm FEE: FREE!

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community outings All community outings depart from and return to the Mary Ann Young Senior Center located at 9150 Central Avenue and include motorcoach transportation. Times include pick-up and return. Outings include lunch and ticket (unless noted otherwise).

Stillwater Boat Cruise and Lunch

Welcome aboard! Create lasting memories and experience the beauty of this National Parkway, the scenic St. Croix River. Join us for a 2-hour fall color ride leaving from Stillwater. Relax and enjoy the view and a great lunch, which includes a deli buffet of sliced meats and cheeses served with fresh bakery rolls, sandwich fixings, fresh fruit, seasonal salad and a warm entrée selection and a gourmet cookie assortment. After the ride, you’ll have an hour to explore the shops of Stillwater, sit and enjoy the water, stop for ice cream, or whatever you choose to do. Trip includes motor coach, boat ride, lunch and tour guide.

Wednesday, Oct. 10 $57 9:45 am - 4:30 pm....Activity #6039

Church Basement Ladies You Smell Barn

From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last hot dish is served, the coffee pot is drained, and the JELL-O molds are put away, these steadfast women head to their homesteads, peel off their good girdles, and get on with their daily chores. Between picking eggs and dusting knickknacks, the Ladies congregate with some of the other characters who inhabit their community. YOU SMELL BARN celebrates rural life in the 1950’s with plenty of crazy antics, loads of fresh laughs, and spanking new original songs. Price includes lunch, with full soup and salad bar, turkey and mashed potato, vegetable, bread, pie, and coffee or lemonade; show ticket at the intimate Ames Center in Burnsville; and transportation. Registration deadline October 1. No refunds thereafter.

Holiday Shop

This is a shopping trip you don’t want to miss! Whether you are looking for gifts or just fun items for yourself, this is the trip to take, and you don’t need to worry about finding parking. The day will start at Home Essentials Boutique. With over 175 juried vendors, you will always find fabulous furniture, original florals, exceptional gourmet foods and one-of-a-kind gifts at affordable prices. The boutique will open an hour early just for our bus trip and provide us with extra-special goodies. We will then visit Bachman’s to view all the beautiful holiday decorations and unique gift items. Our last stop will be the Mall of America for lunch on your own and shopping at your leisure. This trip will surely help to get you into the festive holiday mood with all the beautiful decorations! The trip includes three stops and as much walking as you care to do. Register by Nov 2. No refunds thereafter.

$37 Tuesday, October 30 $76 Friday, November 16 8 am- 4:15 pm Activity #6041 10:15 am - 4:30 pm...Activity #6040

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. Registration deadline is one week prior to trip.

Treasure Island Casino

Mon, Sept. 17 $7 Mon, Nov. 19 $7

8:30 am - 4:30 pm Activity #5999 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Activity #6113

Mystic Lake Casino Wed. Oct 24 $7

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8:30 am - 4:30 pm Activity #6112


community outings ACROSS COUNTRY TOURS PRESENTS: A deposit per person is required to hold reservation. Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure. Pick up itineraries at Blaine City Hall or Senior Center-Blaine. Identify on registration form: “Blaine” and mail to Across Country Tours, LLC: 2125 Division St. North, St. Paul, MN 55109; 651-472-9228

Celebration Bell’s 100 Mile River Cruise

Branson Christmas Music Special

Travel by deluxe motor coach to Dyersville, Iowa to the site of “Field of Dreams” to walk the field and browse the souvenir shop, and then to Dubuque, Iowa to check in to the hotel for the evening. Day two we will board the Celebration Bell for a 100 mile cruise down the Mississippi River. Enjoy entertainment, music, games, buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon appetizers and Prime Rib Dinner. The boat has both indoor and outdoor seating. After arriving in Bettendorf, Iowa, the Motor Coach will transfer passengers to the hotel for the evening. Our final day will include breakfast and we will head into Illinois and north along the Mississippi River to the historic town of Galena to tour Ulysses S. Grant’s home, and the downtown area for a chance to browse the shops and have lunch on your own. A $100 Deposit is required to hold each reservation.

All three Motor Coach trip dates feature 3 Nights in Branson in the heart of the 76 Strip, Branson Area Tour, Branson “Festival of Lights”, Shopping time and 7 musical shows including Samson at the Sight and Sound Theater. Other highlights from each show date: November 11-16: Hot Rod and High Heels, Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee, Pierce Arrow Show, Daniel O’Donnell and his new Christmas Show, Hughes Brothers and the Brett family Christmas Shows. November 25-30: Hughes Brothers, Daniel O’Donnell, and Haygoods Christmas Shows, Raiding the Country Vault, Christmas Wonderland. December 6-11: The Texas Tenors, Shoji’s, The Haygoods, and Brett Family Christmas Shows, Clay Cooper Country Express, Christmas in Wonderland.

October 10-12, 2018

Price per person: $599 double, $589 triple/quad; $699 single

New Orleans featuring the 200 years of the Battle of New Orleans and Cajun Country October 17-26, 2018

Includes Deluxe Motor Coach, 9 nights’ Accommodations with 5 nights in New Orleans, luggage handling, 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, the “Cajun Capital of Louisiana” featuring 500-year-old Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Jean Lafitte Historical Park and Acadian Cultural Center, Vermilionville, a Cajun/Creole Heritage & Folklife Park, Cajun (or regular) lunch at Prejean’s Restaurant, Two nights in Tunica, MS. (Trip includes 13 meals) A $200 deposit required to hold each reservation.

November 11-16, November 25-30, or December 6-11

Price per person: $999 double, $969 triple/quad, $1,299 single

Bentleyville Christmas Lights with Black Bear Casino

November 29-30 or December 2-3 or December 4-5 Operated by the Bentleyville family, enjoy the multitude of beautiful lights displayed in this wonderful park and enjoy free cookies, hot chocolate, coffee, popcorn, Holiday Music playing and a chance to purchase a gift at the Boutique. Dress warm, and plan on some walking through the park. Bring a non-perishable food item or toy to contribute to a non-profit organization. Included: Deluxe Motor Coach, Overnight at Black Bear Casino, $5 free play and $5 in Match Play, Dinner top of the Radisson, Bentleyville Christmas Lights, Festival Park, and Tour Manager. Price per person: $139 double, $159 single

Price per person: $1,599 double, $1,559 triple/quad, $1,999 single


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community outings Mary Ann Young Senior Center &

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Roundtrip Airfare from MSP / Airport Greeting Quality Accommodations in Great Locations Baggage Handling at Hotels Professional Tour Manager & Local Guides Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation Daily Breakfast & Many Quality Meals

Friday, October 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM

You’re Invited to a TRAVEL SHOW Join the Mary Ann Young Senior Center on Friday, October 5th at 11:00 AM at where Landmark Tours will present several 2018 & 2019 extended travel opportunities. Learn about their inclusive vacations. Information and literature will be available on-site.

Tournament of Roses

Islands of Hawaii

New Orleans

Dec 29, 2018 - Jan 2, 2019

Jan 31 - Feb 10, 2019

March 24 - 28, 2019

w/ the Rose Parade & Catalina Island

New York City

Costa Rica

The Big Apple

Tropical Adventure

May & Sept of 2019!

The Big Easy

4-Island Cruise & Tour

March 15 - 22, 2019

Highlights of Britain

England, Scotland, & Wales

May 9 - 22, 2019


European River Cruise

June of 2019!

May & Sept of 2019!

May & Sept of 2019!


Nova Scotia & The Maritimes

October of 2019!

September of 2019!

& The Grand Tetons

New England Fall Foliage Adventure

October of 2019!


Rhine River & Danube River

Land of Fire & Ice

The Emerald Isle

With Cape Breton

Many More Group Trips Available! If you can’t attend the show, call for a catalog: 612-230-2040 or visit www.gowithlandmark. Fall 2018 • • 763-785-6164


senior center 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. Please call three days in advance to register for the noon meal. Van service is available for residents of Blaine to transport participants to and from the senior center for a cost of just $1.50 round trip. Stop by and visit the Center during scheduled hours, or call 763-786-9375 for further information. Director: Shelley Johnson; Coordinator: Ann Genosky Food Handler: Kristeen Kirchoff; Custodian: Jim Grant

Canvas Oil Painting Class Wednesday, September 12

8:30-11:30 am

The oil painting sample is currently on display at the Senior Center. Bob Ross certified instructor, Kittie Swanson, will lead this class. Advanced registration required. Cost is $55 and includes all supplies and instruction.

Flu Shot Clinic

Monday, September 24

9-11:30 am

Open to the community, this flu shot clinic will be sponsored by Walgreens. It will be held at the Senior Center. Advanced sign-up is requested. There is no charge if you present your Medicare Part B or Medical Assistance Card. Other insurance cards may be accepted-call to verify which, otherwise, the cost for the flu shot is about $29.99. Please call 763-7869375 to register. Walk-ins welcome.

Ongoing Programs

Harvest Dinner

Mondays: Bingo, Garden Club (2nd Mon) Health Insurance Counseling, Quilting Group (first and last Mon/mth)

This popular evening dinner will likely sell out quickly. The tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 15 at 8:15 am. Menu is a beef pot roast dinner, with all the trimmings, served family style to your table. Price is $8 per person. There is a 12 ticket purchase per person limit. Entertainment by the Four Plus One Band will be enjoyed throughout the meal.

Tuesdays: Wii Bowling, Knitting Group, 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, Ebook appointments 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, Novel Nook (4th 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.



Thursday, September 27

5:30 pm

Jewelry Sale

Tuesday, October 16 9 am - 5 pm

Jewelry of all types, shapes, colors, designs will be available at very reasonable prices. Proceeds go to the Senior Center for entertainment and activity expenses. Jewelry donations are being accepted now until two weeks prior to the sale. This is open to the public and all ages are encouraged to check out the great deals! Come one, come all!

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senior center OCTOBER


October Fest Week of Fun

Monday, October 22, 1 pm – Prize/Penny Bingo Tuesday, October 23 9 am – Wii Bowling Tournament 1 pm – ”500” Card Tournament, advanced registration preferred, cost $1.50 per person, includes special refreshments and payback prizes. Thursday, October 25, 1 pm – Cribbage Tournament, advanced registration required, cost $2 per person, includes great refreshments and cash prizes.

Green Book Fair

Monday, October 29 9 am - noon Back by request, Catholic Elder Care is sponsoring this special event. Shop the variety of books organized and categorized and on display. Choose from a variety of authors or styles. Donated books are welcomed. Stock up on books for the winter!

Brain Fitness

Monday, November 5

11 am

Jill Agyekum, coordinator for the Anoka County Family Care Giver Connection, will lead this dynamic presentation on how to keep your brain fit. Learn some great tips! Register to attend this requested event.

Volunteers of America Thanksgiving Dinner Tuesday, November 13

11 am

This wonderful, annual event will include entertainment by Monroe Wright III, and light refreshments. Please register in advance for the noon meal and plan on a great time! Our weekly “500” card group will begin at 1:15 pm instead of 1 pm to allow for adequate clean up time following this popular luncheon.

Aging in Place Workshop Wednesday, November 14

10:30 am-12 pm

Chris and Laurie Kemp of Choice Connections will offer this FREE workshop. They will walk you through two booklets. The first booklet will help you organize important information, such as key contacts; finances; and important documents. The second booklet will help you evaluate your home and put together a care plan for aging in place, including determining how well it is working, and creating a back-up plan. Minimum class size: 5, Maximum: 30 Register by November 7.

Lutefisk Dinner Friday, November 16 5:30 pm Do you enjoy a good Scandinavian meal? Then register to join us for our annual Lutefisk and Swedish Meatball Dinner. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, October 17 at 8:15 am. Call the Senor Center for further details.

Halloween Costume & Birthday Party

Wednesday, October 31 11 am Don your fun party attire and plan on a “spooktacular” time as we enjoy special refreshments, music by Squeezy Wes Miller, and costume door prize drawings. Please register in advance for the noon luncheon and plan to come early to see the fun costumes!

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senior center DECEMBER Tree Trimming

Monday, December 3 9:30 am Let’s “Deck the Halls” of the Senior Center, while enjoying fun refreshments and piped in holiday music.

Santa’s Food Shelf Pick Up Tuesday, December 4

Help us fill the neighborhood pantry by bringing in nonperishable items the month of November, for Santa and his Fire Truck Friends to pick up.

Volunteers of America Holiday Dinner

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! SEPTEMBER 26 OCTOBER 31 NOVEMBER 28 DECEMBER 26

Tuesday, December 11 11 am The Center will be decked out in Holiday splendor in plenty of time to enjoy this lovely luncheon. Special entertainment by Lyndon Peterson will start out the celebration, along with light party snacks, followed by a delicious noon meal. Register at least three days ahead for the event.

New Year’s Eve Party

Monday, December 31 11 am Wear special attire, enjoy party snacks, music by Kent Appeldoorn, and ring in the New Year with us at noon. Register at least 3 business days in advance.

Defensive Driving Refresher Classes These classes fill 6-8 weeks in advance, so plan accordingly if you need the 4 hour refresher. The cost is just $15 for AARP members and $20 for non AARP members. Advanced registration and payment are required. Upcoming class dates: Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1 or Dec. 6


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facilities Lakeside Commons Park & Beach 3020 LAKES PARKWAY


HOURS BEACH 10 am - 8 pm SPLASH PAD 10 am - 8 pm BOATHOUSE (closes august 19) 11 am - 5 pm PARK 5 am - 10 pm RENTALS Available for rent (18 & older)during boathouse hours. KAYAKS & CANOES $7/HR; 2 HOUR MAX. PARKING PERMITS Parking permits are required for all Lakeside Commons Park users during the beach season. Permits are available at the park during open hours. BLAINE RESIDENTS Free w/proof of residency NON-RESIDENTS $5 daily; $25 season pass

Aquatore Dog Park 9191 LINCOLN STREET NE

Open daily, year round from 5 am – 10 pm

PARK AMENITIES INCLUDE: • Fencing • Clean bag containers • Separate large & small dog areas • Drinking fountains • Shelter with heater/power • Security light • Picnic tables Rules are posted at the park and at

Disc Golf at Lochness Park 11121 LEXINGTON AVE NE 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* Austin Park Blaine High School Carrara East Park* Centennial Green Park* Eastside Park Jim Peterson Athletic Complex Lexington Athletic Complex* Roosevelt Middle School Territorial Park Westwood Park Xylite Park

* Pickleball Courts

91st Ave. & Jefferson St. 85th Ln. & Brant St. 12555 University Ave. Eldorado St. & 131st Ave. Austin St. & 99th Ln. National St. & 107th Ave. 12302 Cloud Dr. 4286 - 121st Ave. 650 Main St. Jefferson St south of Territorial Able St. & 88 1/2 Ave. 9033 Xylite St.

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facilities Picnic Shelters


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! For picnic shelter reservations and other park information call 763785-6164 or visit our website at Payment must be made at the time of reservation. Groups of 150+: Refundable Special Event Deposit Fee of $250 and a non-refundable Special Event License Fee of $50. See our website for park shelter policies and rules.

Half Day: 9 am-2 pm or 3 pm-8 pm

Full Day: 9 am-10 pm

Aquatore 9191 Lincoln Street NE AMENITIES

FEES (include sales tax)

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

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

$ 80.34 $139.26 $112.48 $171.40

Lakeside Commons 3020 Lakes Parkway AMENITIES: • 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 Resident Full Day Non-resident Half Day Non-resident Full Day Daily Parking Fee (non-res) (Through September 3)

$101.77 $160.69 $133.91 $192.83 $5/car

Town Square 10802 Town Square Drive AMENITIES: • Shelter for groups up to 150 • Open play space • Trails • Restrooms 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

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general information HOW TO REGISTER

Day Care Providers


Visit the Parks and Recreation homepage at 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.


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


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.


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



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


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.


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 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.

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.


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 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.


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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general information 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 763-7856164 for more information.


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 program for youth ages 5-18 serving the Centennial High School attendance area.

763-717-3888 or


Baseball for boys and girls ages 4-15.

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. BLAINE YOUTH LACROSSE Boys and girls lacrosse CENTENNIAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION 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.


Baseball for boys ages 10-15.


Serving the Blaine High School attendance area.


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


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

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.

Blaine Youth Volleyball


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. Summer 2017 • • 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


The Blaine Market featuring farmers market and hand crafted items

Select Saturdays

November 17 • December 15 January 12 • February 9 March 9 • April 13 9 am - 1 pm Blaine City Hall The Blaine Market is proud to connect our community with locally grown and produced products to enhance the life and well being of our residents. The market provides you with: • • • • •

Artisan Foods Allergen Friendly Products Beauty Products Farm to Table Freshness Farmstead Products

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Fresh Produce Handcrafted Items Organic Products Special Event Giveaways Ready to Eat Concessions

Special Events November 17 Thanks for Giving!

December 15 Holiday Carroling!

City Hall is a drop off site for Toys for Tots and Granny’s Closet. Bring in a new unwrapped toy or a new clothing item for an adult and receive a free Farmers Market gift. We will also have a make and take craft for the kids.

Spring Lake Park Girl Scout Service Unit 164 will be performing a holiday concert at 10 am. Come and enjoy a special performance. We will also have a holiday make and take craft for the kids!

Don’t Miss Our Outdoor Market at Blaine City Hall Parking Lot! Wednesdays through August 29, 3-7 pm.

2018 Fall Recreation Connection  

Program Brochure

2018 Fall Recreation Connection  

Program Brochure