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parks & recreation

connection SUMME R 2018

blaine world fest celebrating blaine’s cultural & ethnic diversity p. 35

playnet blaine coming to a park near you p. 15

blaineparks.com 2017 Worldfest photo by Sarah Grace Photography


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facilities

Facilities....................................... 2-3 Events.......................................... 4-7 Farmers Market.............................. 5 AQUATORE, LAKESIDE COMMONS, & TOWN SQUARE PARK Blaine Wetland Sanctuary ���������� 8-9 Preschool...................................... 10 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, Dance & Gymnastics................ 11-14 and more! For picnic shelter reservations and other park information call 763-785Play-Net Blaine............................. 15 6164 or visit our website at blaineparks.com. Payment must be made at the time Youth Programs....................... 16-17 of reservation. Groups of 150+: Refundable Special Event Deposit Fee of $250 and Enrichment Camps.................. 18-19 a non-refundable Special Event License Fee of $50. See our website for park shelter Youth Sports & Camps............. 20-23 policies and rules. Half Day: 9 am-2 pm or 3 pm-8 pm Full Day: 9 am-10 pm Adults Sports................................ 24 Adult Programs........................ 25-26 Community Outings................ 27-29 Aquatore Senior Center........................... 30-31 9191 Lincoln Street NE General Information................ 32-33 AMENITIES Registration Form......................... 34 • 2 shelters for groups up to 150 each • Large playground World Fest.................................... 35 • Restroom building Performance in the Park............... 36 • Grills & electrical outlets • Softball fields FEES (include sales tax)

Picnic Shelters

contacts Main Office

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

Fax

763-785-6191

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

Park Maintenance 763-785-6165

Email

recreation@blainemn.gov

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

• Open play space Resident Half Day • Large shaded areas Resident Full Day • Adjacent to Fogerty Ice Arena

Non-resident Half Day Non-resident Full Day

$ 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)

$101.77 $160.69 $133.91 $192.83 $5/car (June 1-Sept.3)

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


facilities Lakeside Commons Park & Beach 3020 LAKES PARKWAY

OPEN JUNE 1 – SEPTEMBER 3

HOURS BEACH 10 am - 8 pm SPLASH PAD 10 am - 8 pm BOATHOUSE 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 BlaineParks.com

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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community events Night to Unite Tuesday, August 7

Coffee with a Cop is an opportunity to break down the barriers that, on occasion, exist between police officers and the citizens they serve. Taking time to meet in a neutral location provides for real conversations about issues that matter, answer questions, and to share information. Coffee with a Cop events take place monthly at local establishments throughout the city. Coffee with a Cop April 15, 2 - 3 PM Caribou 8601 Springbrook Dr NW

Night to Unite brings neighbors together in the name of crime prevention and community. Registration will be available on the city website beginning in April, or registration packets can also be picked up at the Blaine Police Department at City Hall. Registration is free. Early registration is encouraged to ensure a visit from a public safety official, McGruff the Crime Dog or Sparky the Fire Dog. Visit www.blainemn.gov for updates and registration materials, or call Crime Prevention Specialist Kim Kiley at 763-785-6186 for additional information.

Bike Helmet Fitting & Sales Events Bike helmets priced at $10 each

The City of Blaine Safety Services Division wants to ensure the safety of bicyclists in the community. During the months of April and May we will be distributing AND PROPERLY FITTING helmets for our community. Helmets are available in a variety of colors and sizes ranging from toddler to adult, so bring the whole family! All Bell® helmets comply with the U.S. CPSC Safety Standards. No appointment necessary. Have a previously purchased helmet, but are unsure of the fit? Feel free to bring any helmet you already own and our trained staff will be happy to check the fit and make adjustments accordingly. Cash or check only. For more information, please call Crime Prevention Specialist Andrea Hunt, 763-785-6113.

Saturday, April 14 9 am - Noon Blaine City Hall

Coffee with a Cop May 5, 9 - 10 AM Hans Bakery 10400 Baltimore St NE

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Cone with a Cop June 10, 3 - 4 PM Big Dipper Creamery 1250 126th Ave NE

• Invest in your community • Contribute to Blaine’s quality of life

Popsicle with a Cop June 21, 11 AM - 12 PM Lakeside Commons Park 3020 Lakes Pkwy Coffee and Story Time with a Cop July 13, 11 AM - 12 PM Johnsville Library 12461 Oak Park Blvd NE) Coffee and Story Time with a Cop August 18, TBD Northtown Library 711 County Hwy 10 Frontage Rd Cone with a Cop August 26, 3  - 4 PM Big Dipper Creamery 1250 126th Ave NE

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Tuesday, May 15 5 - 7 pm Blaine City Hall

JUNE 22-24 AQUATORE PARK • Carnival • Music • Food • Craft Fair • Bingo • Free Activities!! VISIT BLAINEFESTIVAL.ORG FOR MORE INFO!

Our events are supported by donations from businesses and organizations. If your business is looking for more exposure to the community contact our department at 766-7172723 or visit our website to view your options.

BlaineEvents.com

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special events Saturday, July 28 at 8 am Lakeside Commons Park

Come out for our 5th Annual Blaine Kids Triathlon. Distances will include 100 or 165 yard swim, 2.3 mile bike, and finishes with a 1 mile run. Questions please call Nate at 763-785-6151. Fee includes: race shirt, swim cap, refreshments, and medal. This race is not timed. Parents are encouraged to be the timekeepers for their children. For more information and to register go to blaineparks.com. Max 125.

$30 RES; $33 NR

Activity #5959

The Kids Triathlon is produced by:

Sponsored by:

blaineevents.com/kidstri

The Blaine Market Wednesdays June 6 - August 29, 3-7 pm Blaine City Hall Parking Lot

Special Events Days June 20 - Kids Day

Featuring The Teddy Bear Band @ 6:30

July 18 - Customer Appreciation Day Featuring The Resistors @ 6:30

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 • Fresh Produce • Allergen Friendly Products • Handcrafted Items • Beauty Products • Organic Products • Farm to Table Freshness • Special Event Giveaways • Farmstead Products • Ready to Eat Concessions

August 8 - Senior Day

Featuring Echoes of Elvis @ 6:30

See the back page for weekly concerts beginning at 6:30 pm.

Don’t Miss Our Indoor Market at Blaine City Hall! March 24, April 7 & 21

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special events Thursday, August 9, 2018 5-8 pm Aquatore Dog Park To mark the start of the “Dog Days” of Summer Blaine is hosting BARK IN THE PARK! Bring your favorite four-legged friend and visit with companies and non-profit groups specializing in dogs. We will have vaccinations and nail trimming available, "Ask The Vet", and dog merchandise for sale at the vendor booths. You and your dog can also enjoy the Pup-arazzi photo booth, caricatures, food trucks, music by the Backyard Band, and MORE! FREE dog licenses are available on site with proof of vaccination.

Tuesday, July 17 • 6 - 8 pm • Aquatore Park Free Kiddie Carnival Games • 20 Free Inflatables Police Car • Fire Truck • Concessions for Purchase 6

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special events

INVEST IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD GIVE BACK TO THE EARTH MAKE A DIFFERENCE Celebrate Earth Day by gathering with your neighbors and cleaning up your community! The Parks and Recreation Department is looking for residents to organize an Earth Day Clean-up event at one of the following areas: Parks • Ponds • Rain Gardens Storm Drains • Drainage Ditches You select the date, time, and project…. we provide the supplies! Select a date anytime between April 15 - May 15. Visit BlaineParks.com/earthday for more information!

Safety Camp Incoming 4th Graders ONLY

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

Date & Time July 10 & 11 8 am - 4:30 pm Fire Station 3 11920 Ulysses St NE Awards Ceremony July 11 6:30 - 8 pm Spring Lake Park Performing Arts Center

1100 81st Avenue NE

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

Fee $40 per participant Fee includes lunch, snacks, adult leadership, Registration Blaine residents only: April 9-13 Open registration April 16 until filled Activity # 5853

Early registrations will NOT be accepted. Registration is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. On-line registrations accepted at blaineparks.com/register. Summer 2018 • www.blaineparks.com • 763-785-6164

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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.

May is American Wetlands Month Things You Can Do 1. Register for a class or two held at the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary. 2. Visit the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary and look for birds, wildlife, and pollinators. 3. Visit the wetland display at Blaine City Hall. 4. Visit the Natural Resource Conservation Board booth at Blaine World Fest and find out more about wetlands. 5. Educate a friend or family member about wetlands why they matter to us. 6. Find out if there’s an opportunity to volunteer to help restore a wetland. 7. See if your children’s schools can take a field trip to a local wetland or if someone can come to the school and talk about wetlands. 8. Check out an Open Space Passport from our website or office! 9. Don’t drain, fill or excavate any low areas on your property without finding out if the area is wetland.

Blaine Wetland Sanctuary 11980 Lexington Avenue www.blainemn.gov/blaine-wetland-sanctuary 8

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blaine wetland sanctuary Environmental Programs at the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary The City of Blaine has partnered with Growing Green Hearts and Wargo Nature Center 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.

Programs with Growing Green Hearts

Programs with Wargo Naturalists

Blaine Wetland Sanctuary SpringsAlive!

Introduction to Birding all ages

all ages

Water is on the move and so are the creatures as spring arrives at the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary. Hike, learn and play at the fena specialized wetland. Guided activities will open your eyes to the unique geology and biology- that we are still working to conserve, restore, and understand. From frogs to filters, we’ll use environmental STEM to experience nature springing alive in the unique habitats along the boardwalk and trails. Activities are designed for all ages.

Saturday, April 21 $5 per person $10 per family

With its unique ecosystem the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary is home to a variety of birds. Under the guidance of an experienced birder, you will spot many types of birds and learn all about them. Binoculars available to use.

Wednesday, May 16 $5 per person $10 per family

9 - 11 am Activity #6024 Activity #6025

10:30 - 11:30 am Activity #6018 Activity #6019

Welcome Hike & Belly Biology

Wetland Habitat Hike

What’s underground (and under the boardwalk) will surprise you! Come and meet our new neighbor, the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary. Together we will explore how water, land, air, and living things interact with each other in this special place. Throughout the nature hike participants will dazzle the senses with belly biology, systems bingo, and BWS nature trivia. Activities are designed for all ages.

Get an up close and personal look at plants that make up a wetland and discover the importance these plants and wetlands serve. We will walk the boardwalk and trails.

Saturday, May 12 $5 per person $10 per family

all ages

all ages

10:30 - 11:30 am Activity #6020 Activity #6021

Superheroes & Systems at The BWS all ages

The fen at Blaine Wetland Sanctuary is a water superhero! Hike the boardwalk with us to learn the story: How does the fen battle the water pollutant villains? Which plants are signs of health in the system? Where is there evidence of change at the fen? Together we will explore examples of how water, air, land, and living things are interconnected at the site. Activities for all ages include: connecting maps with core sampling, use-your-senses bingo, and an engineering design challenge.

Wednesday, June 13 $5 per person $10 per family

10:30 - 11:30 am Activity #6022 Activity #6023

all ages

Wednesday, June 20 $5 per person $10 per family

6 - 8 pm Activity #6026 Activity #6027

Insect Hunt Join a naturalist from Wargo Nature Center on an insect hunt at the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary. We are going to catch, identify, and observe insects of the wetland.

Wednesday, July 18 $5 per person $10 per family

6 - 8 pm Activity #6028 Activity #6029

Wetland Ecosystem Diversity all ages

Discover why wetlands are such important and unique ecosystems. This guided tour of the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary will be led by a naturalist from Wargo Nature Center.

Wednesday, Aug. 15 $5 per person $10 per family

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6 - 8 pm Activity #6030 Activity #6031

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preschool Little School ages 3 to 5

Educational and recreational activities are designed to enrich and develop your child’s social, intellectual and physical growth. Your child will have a great time in this class. Each class will have an assistant, making the leader to child ratio even better. Children will participate in activities appropriate for their age level, like arts & crafts, story-time, nature study, safety, and creative movement. This class is designed for preschool children; those who have attended kindergarten are not eligible to register even if they fall within the age range. Ages as of 9/1/18. Children must be toilet trained. Parents will take turns bringing snack. Program held at Jefferson Elementary School Room 108. Register by June 1. Instructor: Lisa Franks and Brianna Justen. No class July 2-5. AGE

DATE

TIME

FEE

ACTIVITY #

MAX #

5

Mon & Wed June 18 - Aug. 15

9 am - noon

$127 RES; $140 NR

5854

15 students

4 3

Tues & Thur June 19 - Aug. 16 Tues & Thur June 19 - Aug. 16

10:30 am - 12:30 pm $101 RES; $111 NR $87 RES; $96 NR 9 - 10:15 am

5855

15 students

5856

8 students

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

FREE DEMO CLASSES

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

BLAINE CITY HALL CLOVERLEAF ROOM B Tuesday, June 12

6:15 pm

BLAINE BASEBALL COMPLEX Thursday, June 14 9:30 am Register only at

MusicTogetherClasses.com

or by phone at 651-439-4219.

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

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Families receive CDs and songbooks of session’s song collection so the fun and learning continues at home. The cost for these materials is included in the tuition. All classes are mixed-age, so siblings can participate together. Infants under eight months on the first day of the session are free with a paying sibling. The cut off birth date for infant siblings to be free of charge is Oct. 16, 2017. Infants are welcomed in class and when registered as the only child in a family, pay the full tuition. Visit a FREE demo class before the summer session to learn more about the program. For more information or specific questions about the classes, call or email Director Clarice Wilson, Ph.D. at 651-439-4219, or Clarice@ MusicTogetherClasses.com, or visit MusicTogetherClasses.org.

SUMMER CLASSES CLOVERLEAF ROOM B AT BLAINE CITY HALL Tuesdays, June 19 - August 7 BLAINE BASEBALL COMPLEX BUILDING Thursdays, June 21 - August 9 Fee

5:15 pm or 6:15 pm 9:30 am or 10:30 am

$154 first child; $79 additional child under 8 months FREE with registered sibling

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gymnastics Our mission is to develop happy, healthy children by providing a fun, safe, & parent friendly environment. By using positive teaching practices we strive to help your child develop a strong sense of self worth. Our ultimate goal is for your children to develop a life long passion for health & sport. Blaine Parks and Recreation has teamed up with Perpetual Motion Gymnastics in Blaine to provide a great schedule of fun adn exciting recreation gymnastics classes at a great price. Kids will have a great time jumping, running and tumbling as they learn the basics of gymnastics. All classes held at Perpetual Motion Gymnastics, 12440 Aberdeen St. NE, Suite 101. perpetualmotiongymnastics.com.

Tiny Twisters

ages 16 to 39 months This is a parent/tot class which is designed to develop large motor skills through play in an atmosphere of color, music, and fun! Max 16. Register by June 4 for session 1 and by July 16 for session 2. No class July 4. Perpetual Motion

$82 RES; $90 NR

Wednesdays Session 1: June 13 - July 18 Session 2: July 25 - Aug. 22

10:30 - 11:15 am Activity #5857 Activity #5858

Cyclones

Tornados

This program provides an introduction to motor skills, balance, body awareness & group interaction in a fun and safe environment. Max 18. Register by June 4 for session 1 and by July 16 for session 2. No class July 4.

A program for 4 & 5 year olds who have had no or limited gymnastics experience. Your child will learn basic tumbling, flexibility, strength, and coordination in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Max 18. Register by June 4 for session 1 and by July 16 for session 2. No class July 4..

ages 4 to 5

age 3

Perpetual Motion

$82 RES; $90 NR

Wednesdays Session 1: June 13 - July 18 Session 2: July 25 - Aug. 22

10:30 - 11:15 am Activity #5859 Activity #5860

Wednesdays Session 1: June 13 - July 18 Session 2: July 25 - Aug. 22

6:30 - 7:15 pm Activity #5861 Activity #5862

Perpetual Motion

$82 RES; $90 NR

Wednesdays Session 1: June 13 - July 18 Session 2: July 25 - Aug. 22

10:30 - 11:15 am Activity #5863 Activity #5864

Wednesdays Session 1: June 13 - July 18 Session 2: July 25 - Aug. 22

6:30 - 7:15 pm Activity #5865 Activity #5866

Beginner ages 6 to 10

For youth that are interested in the introduction of gymnastics. Events include bars, beam, tramp, and floor. Focus will be to learn the basics of gymnastics in a fun and safe environment! Max 30. Register by June 4 for session 1 and by July 16 for session 2. No class July 4. Perpetual Motion Wednesdays Session 1: June 13 - July 18 Session 2: July 25 - Aug. 22

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$95 RES; $105 NR 6:45 - 7:45 pm Activity #5867 Activity #5868

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dance Intro to Dance

Hip Hop

A delightful introduction to the art of dance with ballet basics, creative movement, fun with props and tumbling, all in a professional dance setting. Please wear leotard (skirt attached is acceptable if not too long) or exercise or comfortable stretchy attire and ballet slippers. This class is perfect for the child who is comfortable separating from mom or dad. Max 15. No class July 4. Ages 21/2-3 Wed, June 13 - July 18 6:05 - 6:40 pm $50 RES; $55 NR Activity #5869

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. No class July 4.

ages 2½ to 5

TO PROVIDE quality dance instruction and a variety of fun opportunities to learn and demonstrate dance skill while building selfesteem. TO ENCOURAGE academic excellence as well as other involvements that contribute to the development of a multitalented, “well rounded” individual. TO OFFER class choices for all ages that promote a healthy lifestyle. All classes held at QC Dance. Registration deadline is one week before class begins.

QC Dance 9967 Ulysses Ave NE www.QCDance.com

ages 7 to 11

Wed, June 13-July 18 $50 RES; $55 NR

6:40-7:15 pm Activity #5875

Fri, June 22 - July 20 9:25 - 10 am $50 RES; $55 NR Activity #5870 Ages 4 & 5 Wed, June 13 - July 18 6:45 - 7:20 pm $50 RES; $55 NR Activity #5871 Fri, June 22 - July 20 10:05 - 10:45 am $50 RES; $55 NR Activity #5872

Ballet, Tap & Kids’ Jazz ages 5 to 8

Participants will learn basic ballet positions & steps in a relaxed atmosphere where fun & creativity are encouraged. Enjoy some foot stomping & jazz for coordination & rhythm. Discover Dance! Fun for your feet! Max 15. No class July 4. Wed, June 13 - July 18 7:15 - 7:55 pm $50 RES; $55 NR Activity #5873

Little Hip Hoppers ages 4 to 6

Students will learn the latest styles of dance through body isolations, funky-styled steps and contemporary moves to the latest approved pop and hip hop music. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. Max 15. No class July 4. Wed, June 13 - July 18 6 - 6:35 pm $50 RES; $55 NR Activity #5874

Dance Team Prep & Technique ages 10 to 18

Everything you need for your school dance team! Taught by competition dance team coaches, these classes are open to all dancers and all levels. These classes specialize in state‐level dance team skills including kick stamina, jazz and kick technique and flexibility. Max 15. Register by June 7. Wed, June 13 - July 18 7:25 - 8:10 pm $50 RES; $55 NR Activity #5876

The classes on this page will have a performance on

Wednesday, July 25 6:30 PM Town Square Park 12

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dance Tummy Time-Infant Movement Class

ages 3 months through crawlers & parent/adult This interactive class provides parent/ infant bonding during a class filled with music, props and activities. Each infant will participate in stretching, tummy time and more to reach their developmental milestones through play! Max 10. Fri, June 15 - July 13 Activity #5877 Fri, August 3 - 31 Activity #5878 $40 RES; $44 NR 10:50 - 11:35 am

Mommy & Me Dance ages 0 to 3 & parent/adult

Parents and tots enjoy an exerciseactivity 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. No class July 4. Wed, June 13 - July 18 5:30 - 6 pm $50 RES; $55 NR Activity #5879

Tutus for Tots

ages 2 to 5 A beginning level class to introduce young dancers to ballet. Includes creative movement, fun with props, and ballet basics. Dancers will explore ballet through creative movement, ballet technique and storytelling. Please wear a leotard (skirt attached is acceptable) or exercise or comfortable stretchy attire and ballet slippers. Max 15. Fridays $40 RES; $44 NR Ages 2-3 9:30 - 10:05 am August 3 - 24 Activity #5880 Ages 4-5 10:10 - 10:40 am August 3 - 24 Activity #5881

Princess-Prince Dance Party ages 3 to 6

You’re already true royalty at home, so enjoy this camp of crowns, fancy gowns, dazzling dancers and princessprince manners. This camp is a royal introduction to the art of dance with a Princess-Prince Theme. Students will learn ballet basics, creative movement and participate in majestic crafts. Please wear a leotard (skirt attached is acceptable) or exercise or comfortable stretchy attire and ballet slippers. Max 15. Wed, June 13 - July 18 5:30 - 6:10 pm $50 RES; $55 NR Activity #5890

Story Time with a Twist ages 0 to 5

Reading is fun and so is wiggling around! Story Time with a Twist is a weekly activity for children of all ages and their caregivers. This fun-filled activity combines storybooks with music, dance, rhymes, instruments, finger plays, and much more! Join us as we explore stories while learning rhythm, musicality, motor skills and verbal skills. Max 25. Ages 0-3 w/adult $20 RES; $22 NR Wednesdays 9:35 - 10:10 am June 6 - 27 Activity #5882 August 1 - 22 Activity #5883 Fridays 10:50 - 11:25 am July 6 - 27 Activity #5884 August 3 - 24 Activity #5885 Ages 2-5 $20 RES; $22 NR independent Wednesdays 10:10 - 10:45 am June 6 - 27 Activity #5886 August 1 - 22 Activity #5887 Fridays 11:30 - 12:05 pm July 6 - 27 Activity #5888 August 3 - 24 Activity #5889

Fairy Tale Fun ages 4 to 7

You do believe in fairies so join friends on a fabulous trip to Neverland, sprinkling pixie dust, wearing wings and waving our magic wands!. Students will learn ballet basics, creative movement and participate in majestic crafts. Please wear leotard (skirt attached is acceptable) or exercise or comfortable stretchy attire and ballet slippers. Max 15. No class July 4. Wed, June 13 - July 18 6:25 - 7:05 pm $50 RES; $55 NR Activity #5891

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dance & theater Musical Theater Camps Dance Camps Join your friends at QC dance for fun dance camps! Classes held at QC Dance 9967 Ulysses Ave NE.

Snow Princess Camp

ages 3 - 8 Enjoy a Magical Journey of dance, crafts, and character building inspired by the movie ‘Frozen’. Max. 15. Mon, July 30 5:30 - 7 pm $30 RES; $33 NR Activity #5892

Terrific Trolls Camp

ages 3 - 8 Terrific Trolls Camp is inspired by the movie Trolls. Students will enjoy dancing, crafts, creative movement and more! Max. 15. Wednesday, August 1 5:30 - 7 pm $30 RES; $33 NR Activity #5893

Ninja Camp

ages 4 - 7 This camp gives boys and girls the opportunity to practice and learn ‘ninja’ skills through hip hop and acro. Students will work on stamina, flexibility and ‘trick’ moves focusing on technique. Great for kids who like to run and jump! Max 15. Tues, August 7 - 28 5:30 - 6:10 pm $40 RES; $44 NR Activity #5894

Dancer and Doll Camp

ages 3 - 8 Inspired by American Doll characters including Isabelle and Gabriella- 2017 Doll of the Year. Come enjoy dancing, crafts, snacks and FUN! Performance on Thursday at 11:45 am. Max 15. Thursday, August 9 5:30 - 7 pm $30 RES; $33 NR Activity #5895

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

Frozen Adventure ages 4 to 8

It’s that time of year! What is your family tradition? Let’s combine them and create our own musical! Everyone will learn how to put together a professional show from start to finish. Learn how to properly speak lines, block a scene, develop a character and much more! We will also play fun creative games with scarves, animals and parachutes! No experience necessary. All that is needed is comfortable clothing and lightweight tennis shoes or dance shoes. Please bring a nut free snack and beverage daily. Friends and family are invited to observe our show beginning the final 30 minutes of the final class. Max. 20. Camp held at the Sunnyside Park Building. Register by July 2.

July 9 - 12 $124 RES; $136 NR

9 am - noon Activity #5896

Descendants 2 ages 7 to 12

What happens when Mal returns to the Land of the Lost? Find out in this spectacular class! We will learn music and choreography from Descendants 2 and put together our own musical! Everyone will learn how to run 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 is comfortable clothing and lightweight tennis shoes or dance shoes. Please bring a nut free snack and beverage daily. Friends and family are invited to a special performance beginning the final 30 minutes of the final class.Max. 20. Camp held at the Sunnyside Park building. Register by July 2.

July 9 - 12 $124 RES; $136 NR

1 - 4 pm Activity #5897

My Little Pony ages 4 to 8

Friendship comes in many colors! Come learn songs and dances from the NEW My Little Pony 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. Please bring a nut free snack and beverage daily. Friends and family are invited to a special performance beginning the final 30 minutes of the final class. Register by July 16. Max. 20. Camp held at Sunnyside Park Building.

July 23 - 26 $124 RES; $136 NR

1 - 4 pm Activity #5898


play-net blaine REGISTRATION: RESIDENTS - MARCH 19 GENERAL PUBLIC - MARCH 26

Blast off on an out-of-this-world adventure to Play-Net Blaine. Our playground program is coming to a neighborhood park near you. The Cosmic FUN Van will be landing with our highly trained recreation crew, taking kids on a quest for the best summer on Earth. This supervised and structured program focuses on fun, physical fitness, socialization, and exploring creativity by: offering age-appropriate active games and sport-related activities; encouraging kids to meet other kids in the neighborhood; and providing planned arts and crafts projects and drama activities based on weekly themes! No make-up dates for cancellations due to weather. Check blaineparks.com for up to date information for inclement weather. Register by June 1. One session per child. No programs July 4, 5, 10, & 11. Registration is open March 19 for Blaine residents. Remaining spots are open to anyone beginning March 26.

Play-Net Blaine

completed Kindergarten to grade 5 max: 50 per park

$80 RES; $88 NR

Play-Net Blaine Junior

ages 3½ to 5 $90 RES; $99 NR (must be age 3 by 1-1-18 and be potty trained) max: 25 per park

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS JUNE 11 - AUGUST 8 West Lake Lexington Athletic Complex Happy Acres Deacons TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS JUNE 12 - AUGUST 9 West Lake Quail Creek Kane Meadows Legacy Creek

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

PLAYNET activity #

PLAYNET JR activity #

5899 5900 5901 5902 PLAYNET activity # 5903 5904 5905 5906

5907 5908 5909 5910 PLAYNET JR activity # 5911 5912 5913 5914

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jam hops camps 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 www.jamhops.com/summercamp. www.jamhops.com; customerservice@jamhops.com; 763-413-0647.

Ninja, Nerf & Open Gym

Camptastic Program

ages 5 to 18

completed K and older

Camptastic is a great place for children to stay active and enjoy time with friends during the summer. They will participate in a wide variety of activities including open gym, crafts, interactive games, science experiments, outdoor activities, 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. We have a brand new air conditioned 43,000 sq ft building! Camptastic will also include water time on Tuesdays (bring a swim suit, towel and sunblock) and a field trip on Thursday. Bring a lunch or purchase one through us at the time of drop off. Before and after care available, call Jam Hops to register. Max. 10. Register by June 11 and July 2. June 18-22 field trip to Bunker Park Stables for a hay ride $170

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

July 9-13 field trip to Ham Lake Lanes $170

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Activity #6002

Activity #6003

Camptastic Preschool ages 3 to 5 (potty trained)

Preschoolers will participate in Camptastic described above, AND spend time in our spacious and fun preschool room and gymnastics gym on equipment that is just their size! Max. 6. Register by June 11 and July 2. June 19-21 $65

9 am - noon Activity #6004

July 10-12 $65

9 am - noon Activity #6005

Enjoy 2 hours in our gym on our Ninja obstacles, having Nerf games and activities, and open gym time on all our fun equipment including trampolines, bars, beams, foam pits, a tumble trak, climbing ropes, warped wall, rock climbing wall and so much more! We have a brand new air conditioned building. Register by June 18 and July 16. Max. 50. Saturday, June 23 $16/child $40/fam max

Activity #6006 Activity #6007

Saturday, July 21 $16/child $40/fam max

10 am - noon Activity #6008 Activity #6009

Ninja Zone Classes ages 3 to 5 and 6 to 12

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! T-Shirt included. Max. 10 Register by June 21. Thursdays

16

10 am - noon

July 12-August 2

ages 3-5 $95

6:30-7:15 pm Activity #6010

ages 6-12 $117

7:30-8:30 pm Activity #6011

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youth programs 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 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 Sunnyside Park Building. Instructor: Mr. Bill Frauly, 3rd DAN black belt. No class July 2 & 4.

AGES 5 TO 7 & PARENT/ADULT Mondays Per pair 6:15 - 6:45 pm

June 11 - August 13 $45 RES; $50 NR Activity #5915

AGES 8 TO 12 & 13 TO ADULT Mon. & Wed. Ages 8 - 12 6:45 - 8 pm Ages 13 & up 8 - 9:15 pm

Kids Yoga

June 11 - August 15 $75 RES; $83 NR Activity #5916 $75 RES; $83 NR Activity #5917

ages 3 - 10 Students will learn calming yoga moves used to center and control energy. Yoga moves are age appropriate and incorporate fun names to keep it exciting for kids. Students will work on balance, flexibility and strength while moving and holding different yoga poses. Max 15. Held at QC Dance Studio. 9967 Ulysses St NE. Tues, August 7 - 28 6:10 - 6:50 pm $40 RES; $44 NR Activity #5960

Home Alone Camp entering grades 3 & 4

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

Wednesday, August 15 9 am - 4 pm

$30 Activity #5918

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 Wednesday, July 11 Friday, July 27 Wednesday, August 15

$80 RES; $88 NR Activity #5919 Activity #6034 Activity #5920

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 June 6. No class July 4.

Wednesdays, June 13 - July 25 Beginner 6 - 6:45 pm Intermediate 7 - 7:45 pm

$70 RES; $77 NR Ages 7-10 Activity #5921 Ages 11 & up Activity #5922

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enrichment camps

Minecraft Creative entering grades 1 to 4

Ignite your student’s imagination with this class. At its core, Minecraft is an open world that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving. We will be using Minecraft for the PC in creative mode. This class explores design and building challenges within the game of Minecraft. Students should bring their love of Minecraft, and be ready for fun and educational challenges! Please bring a drink & snack daily. Max. 24. Class held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room B. Register by June 11.

Star Wars Robotic Builders entering grades 1 to 5

ALL NEW MODELS and projects using the Lego WEDO Robotics systems! Designed by the experts at MIT, this unique system teaches students about simple machines, engineering, programming and so much more. Working in pairs, students will create Star Wars, and Space inspired robots. This course builds knowledge of simple machines, engineering, programming, and teamwork in an environment full of Galactic Fun! Your students will build LEGO models featuring motors, tilt sensors, motion detectors, & USB Robotics Hub. Models include AT-ST June 19 & 20 9 am - 2 pm Biped, Spinning Tie Fighter, Cannons, and other out of this world models. Please $108 RES; $118 NR Activity #5923 bring a drink & snack daily. Max. 24. Register by July 2. Class held at Blaine City Java Minecraft Modding: Hall Cloverleaf Room B.

Custom Armor

entering grades 3 to 8

New Class! In this camp, we will be creating custom Armor. Learn to mod Minecraft using Java and the Forge API and customize your gaming experience. Students will be introduced to coding concepts and learn how to use Eclipse, a professional tool to edit and debug code. Students should be comfortable with keyboarding, and of course playing Minecraft! At the end of class take home your Mods to share with family and friends. Bring a USB Drive, drink & snack to class.Max. 24. Class held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room B. Register by June 18.

July 10 & 11 $108 RES; $118 NR

9 am - 2 pm Activity #5925

Junior Engineering: Theme Parks entering grades 3 to 6

All new Lego Class. Children have a blast using Lego Techics Engineering Kits to explore the world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in teambased environment. Each session we will be exploring new engineering principles such as gears, wheels, levers, and pulleys. After each building project, students will customize, share, compete in challenges and enjoy experimenting with their creations. Possible models include Catapult Game, Crazy Floors, MerryJune 26 & 27 9 am - 2 pm Go-Rounds, Go-Karts, Moving Clowns, Popcorn Cart and more. Please bring a $108 RES; $118 NR Activity #5924 drink & snack daily. Max. 24. Class held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room B. Register by July 23.

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July 30 & 31 $96 RES; $106 NR

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

Geology Rocks grades 1 to 5

Become a Mad Science Geologist as we explore Earth and its hidden treasures. Discover the wonders of rocks, fossils, dinosaurs, minerals and geological phenomena like earthquakes, mountains and volcanoes. Start your own rock and mineral collection, grow a crystal, and prepare a fossil to take home. Max. 20. Camp held at Town Square Park Shelter. Register by July 9.

July 16 - 19 9 am - noon $112 RES; $122 NR Activity #5927

NASA: Academy of Space Explorers grades 1 to 5

From Earth’s atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system, this hands-on Mad Science program sends campers on a quest for galactic exploration! Comets, planets, stars, constellations, eclipses, asteroids and more are all waiting to be discovered. Learn about space travel, build a model rocket and participate in a rocket launch. Max. 20. Camp Town Square Park Shelter. Register by July 30.

August 6 - 9 9 am - noon $126 RES; $138 NR 9 am - 2 pm Activity #5928 Activity #5926


enrichment camps

Tech Tac Toe Camps are designed to expose children to technology, encourage a supportive atmosphere, facilitate self-paced learning, foster collaboration, spark creativity, and expose kids to the increasingly complex world of technology. techtactoe.org

Ultimate Rocket Launch ages 7 to 11

When we mean ultimate, we mean ultimate! In this camp you’ll not only learn all about rocketry and launch a rocket up to 300 feet up into the air, you’ll also build your own rocket, create rocket fuel, explore the lunar mission with a 3ft tall LEGO® Saturn V Model, learn about the night sky as you create and take home a super cool illuminated constellation map and a illuminated planet so when night falls you can travel to stars and planets with your imagination. To top it all off, you’ll create a parachute for your Lego Minifigure! Please bring one 2 liter plastic bottle and a peanut-free snack and beverage. Max. 16. Class held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room A. Register by June 11.

June 18 - 21 $108 RES; $118 NR

9 am - 11:50 pm Activity #5929

Roblox Game Development ages 8 to 12

In this advanced Roblox Game Design Camp, students will learn how to create and develop multiplayer games using the Roblox Studios Software. Kids will use an asset library to create a Capture the Flag game. By the end of this class, students will have a game ready to share with friends, and the skills and knowledge required to continue their exploration of game development at home. Please bring a peanut-free snack and beverage. Basic Windows and keyboarding skills required. Max. 16. Class held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room A. Register by June 18.

June 25 - 28 $128 RES; $140 NR

9 - 11:50 am Activity #5930

Destination Mars: Rocketry Course entering grades 2 to 5

Launch and watch your very own rocket speed 300 feet into the air! Then it is yours to take home! Students will make and take home multiple rockets of varying difficulty throughout this session. We will use these rockets and airplanes to investigate basic aeronautical concepts including: propulsion, thrust, lift, drag and more. We will also hypothesize about travel in outer space, how to get a United States astronaut to Mars and life on Mars. Do you have the right stuff? Please visit YouthEnrichmentLeague. com for more information. NOTE: Parents will be asked to contribute two, 2 liter soda bottles (empty) for 2 different experiments. Fee includes $18 materials fee. Max. 16. Camp held at Town Square Park Shelter. Register by July 9.

July 16 - 19 $110 RES; $121 NR

1 - 4 pm Activity #5931

Junior League Robotics entering grades 1 to 5

Build it, program it, play with it and learn from it using LEGO® Mindstorms WeDo software and LEGO® bricks! Students will build race cars, a forklift, boat and more, then program them to complete various tasks. In this {YEL!} summer camp, students are challenged to build, test, program and modify multiple projects, then use those projects to investigate basic robotics concepts as well as introductory computer coding. Restrain summer brain drain, sign up today. Visit YouthEnrichmentLeague. com for sample pictures and more information. LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site or program. SPACE: We request access to outlets for charging the computers Max. 16. Camp held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room B. Register by July 16.

July 23 - 26 $100 RES; $110 NR

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9 am - noon Activity #5932

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youth sports Pre – Games

Little Feats Soccer

This program introduces preschoolers to a variety of outdoor games. We will play soccer, tag games, kickball, parachute games and other fun group activities. Emphasis is on fun, sportsmanship and fundamentals. Players should bring a water bottle and be toilet trained. Parent/child involvement is welcome. Fee includes T-shirt. No program July 2 & 4. Held at Lexington Athletic Complex Field #1 Fee $55 RES; $65 NR Mon & Wed June 18 – August 8 3 & 4 year olds 9:30 – 10:30 am Activity #5949 5 & 6 year olds 10:45 – 11:45 am Activity #5950

An introduction to soccer with emphasis on basic fundamentals, sportsmanship, and fun! Skill development focuses on foot-eye coordination and teamwork. Players should bring a water bottle and be toilet trained. Parent/Child involvement is welcome. Fee includes t-shirt. No program July 3 & 5.

ages 3 to 4

ages 3 to 6

Happy Acres Park Tues & Thurs $55 RES; $65 NR

June 19 - Aug 9 10:30 - 11:15 am Activity #5952

ages 3 to 4

Happy Acres Park Tues & Thurs $60 RES; $70 NR

June 19 – Aug. 9 9:30-10:15 am Activity #5951

Players need a glove, water bottle, and sunscreen. Max 12 per team. No program July 2 & 4. Fee includes t-shirt and hat. Aurelia Park June 18 - August 8 $75 RES; $85 NR

Mon & Wed 7:15 - 8:30 pm Activity #5956

Recreational Soccer ages 5 to 8

Tues & Thurs ages 5 - 6 12:45 - 1:45 pm ages 7 - 8 2 - 3 pm

Evening T-Ball ages 5 to 6

Emphasis is on fundamentals, sportsmanship, and having fun. Players need to provide a glove and sunscreen. Fee includes t-shirt and hat. Max 48 per site. No games July 2-5 and 17. Aurelia Park Mon & Wed June 18 – August 8 6 - 7 pm $65 RES; $75 NR Activity #5953 Xylite Park Tues & Thurs June 19 – August 9 6 - 7 pm $65 RES; $75 NR Activity #5954

Parent/Child T-Ball ages 3 to 4

This program is designed to give a basic introduction to T-Ball with the help of a parent. Parents assist in instructing their child on hitting, throwing, catching & running the bases. Children should bring a glove. Fee includes t-shirt and hat. No games July 3, 5 & 17. Aurelia Park June 19 - August 9 $60 RES; $70 NR

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completed grades 1 to 3

This is an introduction to the game of soccer. Participants will learn basic fundamentals of the game each week and get a chance to practice them in a game setting. Players should bring a water bottle. Fee includes a t–shirt. Max 50. No program July 3 & 5. Held at Happy Acres Park.

Preschool T-Ball This introductory program focuses on the skill development of throwing, catching, hitting, and activities of hand–eye coordination. Children should bring a glove and be toilet trained. Parent/Child involvement is welcome. Fee includes t-shirt and hat. No program July 3 & 5.

Mighty Mites Co-Rec Slow Pitch Softball

Tues & Thurs 6:15 - 7:15 pm Activity #5955

June 19 - Aug. 9 $55 RES; $65 NR Activity # 5957 $55 RES; $65 NR Activity # 5958

VOLUNTEERS WANTED! Blaine Parks and Recreation is seeking volunteer coaches for Parent/child T-Ball, Evening T-Ball, and Mighty Mite softball. Volunteers must be 17 years of age. If you are interested in coaching, please visit our website at www.blainemn.gov/jobs to fill out an application and background check. All volunteers will go through a brief training the week of June 11. For more information contact Jerome at 763-785-6161.

T-shirt pickup

Thursday, June 7 4:30 - 6:30 pm at Blaine City Hall.

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youth sports Summer Sports Sampler

This eight week program allows boys and girls an opportunity to experience various outdoor activities. There will be 5 different themes including a mystery week. Participants will learn the fundamentals and rules early in the week and then will have a chance to play the game as the week progresses. Players should bring a water bottle and any equipment that they want to bring for that week’s activity. Fee includes a t-shirt. No program on July 2 & 4. Max of 40 per age group. Program held at Lexington Athletic Complex Field #1 Mondays & Wednesdays

$65 RES; $75 NR

Grade completed in ‘17-’18 school year Gr. K - 2 1 - 2 pm Gr. 3 - 5 2:15 - 3:15 pm

Activity #5961 Activity #5962

DATE June 18 & 20 June 25 & 27

THEME Soccer Ultimate Frisbee

July 9 & 11 July 16 & 18 July 23 & 25 July 30 & Aug. 1 August 7 & 9

Flag Football Yard Games Basketball Mystery Week Rain Make-up , if needed

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

AGES

TIME

SESSION 1

5&6

9-9:45 AM

$49

5963

Monday - Thursday

7&8 9 & 10

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

$49 $65

5964 5965

11 & 12

11:45 AM-12:45 PM

$65

5966

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

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

$49 $49 $65 $65

5967 5968 5969 5970

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

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

$49 $49 $65 $65

5971 5972 5973 5975

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

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

$39 $39 $49 $49

5976 5977 5978 5979

June 11-14 & June 18-21 make-up dates: June 25-28

SESSION 2 Monday - Thursday July 9-12 & July 16-19 make-up dates: July 23-26

SESSION 3 Monday - Thursday July 30- August 2 & August 6-9 make-up dates: August 13-16

SESSION 4 Mondays June 11 - July 23 (no class 7/2) make-up dates: July 30 & Aug. 6

FEE

ACTIVITY #

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

Junior High Team Tennis League ages 10 to 14

USTA Junior team tennis brings kids together in teams to play singles, doubles and mixed doubles against other teams. It promotes social skills and important values by fostering a spirit of cooperation and unity. Players practice once a week and have matches against players from Anoka, Andover, Champlin, and Maple Grove. Transportation to away matches will be provided. Practices and home matches are held at Blaine High School. Max 16. Includes T-shirt. Register by June 1. No program July 5. Make up dates July 31 & August 2. Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 12 - July 28 1:30 - 3:30 pm $95 Activity #5980 Summer 2018 • www.blaineparks.com • 763-785-6164 21


sports camps Multi-Sport Camp ages 6 to 12

This camp offers a wide variety of sports and activities that your child can explore in a fun and interactive setting. The full day camp will focus on teaching skills in soccer, basketball, and flag football and will also break things up throughout the day with camp games like Capture the Flag and Ultimate Frisbee. The half day camp will consist of soccer, baseball, and basketball. These camps tend to fill up quickly, so register as soon as possible. Each camper will receive a t-shirt and merit award. Please bring two snacks, lunch, water bottle, and appropriate athletic wear. Max 30. Program held at Lexington Athletic Complex Field #3.

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 June 11 - 15 processes to prove it. $229

Track & Field Camp ages 6 to 12

This camp is a great way for kids to practice long and short distance running as well as other track & field events. Kids will learn how to develop the strength and techniques necessary to excel in track & field. The end-of-week track meet is always a memorable experience! Bring a water bottle and two snacks. Program held at Westwood Middle School track. Max 20. June 11 - 15 1 - 4 pm $119 Activity #5933

July 16 - 20 $129

9 am - 4 pm Activity #5936 9 am - noon Activity #5937

Basketball Camp ages 6 to 12

Designed for beginning and intermediate basketball players, participants learn new skills while building upon fundamentals of passing, shooting and dribbling. Players test these abilities during the end of the week tournament. Bring two snacks and water bottle. Max 30. Program held at Northdale MS. $129 per camp 9 am - noon June 18 - 22 Activity #5938 July 9 - 13 Activity #5939

Tennis Camp with Quick Start ages 4 to 8

This camp teaches younger children the game of tennis. Racquets are smaller and low compression balls are used. A great camp for youngsters who want to try tennis! Program held at Jim Peterson Park tennis courts. Bring a water bottle, two snacks, and a racquet. Children will be divided into smaller age groups. Max 16. June 11 - 15, 10:30 am - noon Ages 4-6 Ages 6-8

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$69 Activity #5934 Activity #5935

Volleyball Camp ages 7 to 12

Learn fundamentals through fun games and activities. This camp focuses on passing, setting, hitting, digging, and serving. This program is for both boys and girls. Participants should bring knee pads, water bottle and a snack. Max 30. Program held at Northdale MS. $129 per camp 1 - 4 pm June 25 - 29 Activity #5940 July 16 - 20 Activity #5941

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sports camps Beginning Golf Camp

MIni-Hawk Camp

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

An introductory program for young children, Mini-Hawk helps children explore soccer, t-ball, and basketball. The young athletes participate in all three sports through unique games. The coaching staff is enthusiastic and eager to work with beginning athletes. Bring running shoes, two snacks, and a water bottle. Max 24. Program held at Lexington Athletic Complex Field #3

ages 5 to 8

June 25 - 29 $129

ages 4 to 6

9 am - noon Activity #5942

July 16 - 20 $129

9 am - noon Activity #5946

Flag Football Camp ages 6 to 12

Game Camp ages 6 to 12

Capture the Flag! Kickball! Ultimate Frisbee! You know these games from playgrounds, backyards, and family gettogethers. Learn strategy in addition to rules of the game, while incorporating sportsmanship and teamwork into this action packed camp. All participants receive a t-shirt and merit award. Program held at Jim Peterson Park. Max 25. July 9 - 12 $99

Flag football is a great way to introduce young athletes to this popular sport. Players learn the rules as well as strategies of both offense and defense, along with the core skills of catching, passing, and grabbing the other teams flags. Bring two snacks and a water bottle. Max 16. Program held at the Lexington Athletic Complex Field #3. July 30 - August 3 $129

9 am - noon Activity #5947

1 - 4 pm Activity #5943

Tennis Camp ages 7 to 12

The Skyhawk Tennis program provides the beginning skills needed to participate in this life long sport. Participants learn proper grip, foot work, volleys, overheads, and serving, as well as rules and etiquette of the game. Bring a tennis racquet, two snacks, and a water bottle. Max 16. Program held at Jim Peterson Park. $119 per camp July 9-13 July 23-27

9 am - noon Activity #5944 Activity #5945

Soccer Camp ages 6 to 12

Designed for the beginner to intermediate players. This camp focuses on dribbling, passing, shooting, and ball control. Participants should bring appropriate clothing, snack, and water bottle. Max 30. Program held at Lexington Athletic Complex Field #3. August 6 - 10 $129

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9 am - noon Activity #5948

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adult sports Pickleball

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: Jkrieger@blainemn.gov Harlan: isomhg@outlook.com There is no charge to play this year and courts are not reserved for any specific time frames. Harlan will be sending out email confirmations to organize playing dates and times. For more information, call Jerome at 763-7856161.

Adult Summer Co-Rec Kickball

Join our fastest growing sport and relive your childhood days at the playground. Gather family, friends, or coworkers for some recreational competition. Entry fee includes one ball and umpires. The league is a cooperative between the cities of Fridley and Blaine. Games are held at Aquatore Park. Teams play doubleheaders each week for a total of 16 games. Register by April 27. Sundays beginning May 13 $375 per team

5, 6, 7, & 8 Activity #5843

Fall Sports Adult Co-Rec Kickball

This league is for teams that missed the summer league or for teams that want to extend their kickball season into the fall. Entry fee includes one ball and umpires. Games are held at Airport fields. Teams play doubleheaders each week for a total of 12 games. Sundays beginning August 19 $275 per team

5, 6, 7, & 8 pm Activity #6012

Adult Softball Adult Tennis League

This is an informal approach to organized competition using a ladder style format. The league will place players of similar skills together and also allow them to play opponents who are more skilled. Matches will be scheduled by the players at an agreed upon location and time. A weekly ladder will be sent to all of the players to keep them informed of what position they are in. Leagues for men and women will be offered. First, second and third place trophies will be awarded to each league. Register by May 1, although players can be added throughout the season. Call 763-7856161 for more information. May 7 - August 5 Men Women

$20 RES; $25 NR Activity #5981 Activity #5982

Fee includes 12 games, softballs and umpires. All games are doubleheaders. Registration dates are July 9 - 27 or until leagues are full. Leagues begin the week of August 13. Men’s D Mondays Wednesdays Thursdays

$625 per team Activity #6013 Activity #6014 Activity #6015

Women’s Thursdays

$625 per team Activity #6016

Co-Rec Tuesdays

$645 per team Activity #6017

*subject to change*

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

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adult programs Adult Fitness with QC Dance TO PROVIDE quality dance instruction and a variety of fun opportunities to learn and demonstrate dance skills while building self-esteem. TO ENCOURAGE academic excellence as well as other involvements that contribute to the development of a 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. QCDance.com

Zumba®

Zumba® is a Latin-inspired fitness class that incorporates music and dance movements creating a dynamic, exciting, effective, and non-intimidating exercise environment. Zumba® is great for the body and mind. It is truly EXERCISE IN DISGUISE! Appropriate for all skills and fitness levels, no dance experience necessary! Please bring a towel, water and a great attitude. Max 18. No class July 5.

Thursdays, 7:15 - 8 pm Session 1: June 7 - July 19 Session 2: August 2 - 30

Zumba Gold®

Country Two Step is a fast, fun partner dance – it’s basically a Swing dance that progresses around the floor. It can be danced to a variety of country music and has endless step combinations. We will focus on the concepts of lead and follow, the basic Two Step patterns and several fun turns. And, we will learn the choreography to one of the most popular line dances, the Boot Scoot! No experience necessary! Max. 15.

$30 RES; $33 NR Activity #5991 Thursdays, 8 - 9 pm Activity #5992 Session 1: June 7 - 28 Session 2: August 9 - 30

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. No class July 4.

Wednesdays, 7:15 - 8 pm Session 1: June 6 - July 18 Session 2: August 1 - 29

Country Two-Step

$40 RES; $44 NR Activity #5995 Activity #5996

Adult Ballet

Whether you have danced all your life or never set foot in a ballet studio, we will help you release your inner ballerina! We will meet you at your capabilities and encourage you to grow! This class focuses on skills and technique while creating a relaxed environment to enjoy yourself in! Wear something comfortable. Ballet shoes preferred and may be purchased at QC Dance. Max. 15. No class July 4.

$30 RES; $33 NR Wednesdays, 8 - 9 pm Activity #5993 Session 1: June 13 - July 18 Activity #5994 Session 2: July 25 - August 29

$45 RES; $49 NR Activity #5997 Activity #5998

Jazzercise®

GET TO KNOW THE NEW US! Jazzercise is a pulse pounding, beat-pumping fitness program that gets you results...fast. 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 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. Tuesdays & Thursdays (summer) Saturdays, Ongoing Year Round Sunnyside Park

6 - 7 pm 8 am $40 per month

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adult programs Stand Up Paddle Boarding

CPR and First Aid Classes

ages 12 & Up

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

Fee Tuesday, June 19 Ages 12-15; 5:30 - 7 PM Ages 16 & up; 7 - 8:30 PM Tuesday, July 17 Ages 12-15; 5:30 - 7 PM Ages 16 & up; 7 - 8:30 PM Tuesday, August 7 Ages 12-15; 2:30 - 4 PM Ages 16 & up; 4 - 5:30 PM

$30 RES; $33 NR Activity #5984 Activity #5985 Activity #5986 Activity #5987 Activity #5988 Activity #5989

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 Wednesday, March 28

$35 6-10 pm

CPR April 25 May 30 August 29

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

FRIENDS & FAMILY HANDS ONLY CPR May 2 July 11 September 5

FREE! 7-8 pm 7-8 pm 7-8 pm

To register for CPR and First Aid, visit the SBM website at sbmfire.com.

Community Garden Plots

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

SEASONAL FEES REGULAR PLOTS (15X20) Resident Senior Resident (55+) Non-resident HALF-PLOTS (15X10) Limited number of plots Resident Senior Resident (55+) Non-resident RAISED BEDS (8X4X2) Limited number of plots Resident Senior Resident (55+) Non-resident

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NEW!

Raised beds now available!

$68.57 $57.85 $80.34

$42.85 $32.14 $53.56

$32.14 $21.43 $42.85 Summer 2018 • www.blaineparks.com • 763-785-6164


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).

NEWSIES!

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Chanhassen Dinner Theater

It took Broadway by storm and is now taking over Chanhassen Dinner Theater! Disney’s NEWSIES! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York, Jack Kelly hawks the headlines day-in and day-out with countless other newsboys trying to save enough to make his dreams a reality. New York World publisher, Joseph Pulitzer, realizes he can maximize profits by raising the price of the “papes” and does so without a word to the “Newsies.” Upon seeing Pulitzer’s greed, the newsboys protest and declare a strike against all the publishing giants. Realizing it will take more than his friends to make a difference, Jack rallies all the “Newsies” in New York City. Through courage, determination, and friendship the “Newsies” are ready to seize the day and take a stand. You won’t want to miss this ultimate crowd-pleaser, a Minnesota Reginal Premiere! Your meal (to be chosen when we are there from the menu), coffee, bread basket are all included. Desserts may be purchased on your own. Register by March 18. Max. 27.

Wednesday, April 18 10:10 am - 4:30 pm

$94 Activity #5831

The Best of Red Wing

Relax on the motor coach as we venture down to Red Wing for the day. We start our day with a guided tour of the Pottery Museum of Red Wing. The historic pottery industry flourished in Red Wing from 1877 until 1967. The museum boasts over 6,000 pieces of vintage Red Wing Pottery spread over 13,000 square feet. A gift shop is on site after the conclusion of the tour is full of vintage Red Wing Pottery for sale. Lunch will be served at the historic St. James Hotel in the Victorian Dining Room. You will enjoy the sandwich buffet including wild rice soup, house salad with a variety of dressings, assorted cookies coffee & tea. After lunch you can walk around the hotel on a self-guided tour then stroll down main street and shop. You will end your stroll at the Red Wing Shoe store and museum where you will see the world’s largest boot and see how shoes are made at the Red Wing Shoe Company Museum. Items from the company’s 110-year history are on display yearround throughout the store and museum.

Tuesday, May 15 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

$45 Activity #5833

Be a part of the fun & action when the Minnesota Twins take on the Boston Red Socks. Seats are located in the home plate high seat section, section 313. There are approximately 10 - 16 steps to our seats. Seats are in a shaded area, near concessions and main gate. Includes transportation, game ticket, and tour director. Register by May 30. Max. 10. Return time depends on when game ends.

Thursday, June 21 11 am- 4 pm

$55 Activity #6033

Minnetonka Boat Cruise

Join us for a 3 hour, private, narrated boat cruise around Lake Minnetonka. You'll enjoy hearing history and stories from Captain Terry as you enjoy the Lady of the Lake. While on the cruise you'll enjoy a BBQ beef sandwich buffet with potato salad and dessert. Nonalcoholic beverages are included. After enjoying the boat cruise, you'll have an hour to stroll around beautiful downtown Excelsior, grab some ice cream, or just enjoy the beautiful lake views from the park. Register by June 27. Max 12.

Wednesday, July 11 9:30 am-3:30 pm

$65 Activity #5990

Goin’ Out Country Skyrock Farm

This amazing venue, with over 20 antique fair and dance organs, a carved wooden working carousel and over 40 world class show jumping horses has it all! Your experience begins as you are transported back to the social scene of the 1800’s as the colorful history of the many carousel animals and the artists who carved them are explained during the guided tour. Admire the huge murals and hear the “happiest music on earth” as the giant organs play as if marches and waltzes. You will also view a live exhibition in the horse training area and tour the flower garden. You will dine buffet style in the Grand Victorian Ballroom including salad, vegetable, bread, roast beef and of course dessert, coffee, lemonade and water. And, for even more adventure, (weather permitting and an additional cost of $3), ride on a vintage amusement park train through the property. Register by July 31. Includes transportation, lunch, tour guide, admissions, and horse exhibition. Max 10.

Wednesday, August 15 9:45 am - 3:15 pm Summer 2018 • www.blaineparks.com • 763-785-6164

$73 Activity #6032

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community outings 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.

Mystic Lake Casino

Treasure Island Casino

Register by May 9 Wed, May 16 8:30 am - 4:30 pm $7 Activity #5835

Register by June 4 Mon, June 11 8:30 am - 4:30 pm $7 Activity #5999 Includes $3 food coupon Register by September 10 Mon, Sept. 17 8:30 am - 4:30 pm $7 Activity #6001 Includes $3 food coupon

St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake Register by August 1 Wed, Aug. 8 8:30 am - 4:30 pm $7 Activity #6000

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

The Great Mountains, Canyons, & Riches Tour Exciting and Entertaining Chicago May 29 - June 11, 2018

July 24 - 27, 2018

Cathedral of the Plains; 2 nights Cripple Creek, CO w/ gaming; Garden of the Gods, movie and tour; Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park; Million Dollar Highway; Ute Mountain Casino; Four Corners National Monument; Monument Valley; Grand Canyon National Park; Old Mining Town of Oatman; 2 nights in Laughlin and 2 nights in Las Vegas; Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park; Capitol Reef National Park; Arches National Park: Canyonlands by Night-boat tour; Great Platte River Road Archway Monument. Includes 16 meals: 13 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 13 nights accommodations and luggage handling

Drury Lane Theater Matinee lunch and show (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof); John Hancock Center 94th floor Observatory; Guided tour of the wonderful Ethnic Neighborhoods of Chicago; John G. Shedd Aquarium; Tommy Gun’s Garage Roaring Twenties Speakeasy dinner and show. Includes 6 meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners 3 nights accommodations, luggage handling, & tour manager Price per person: $899 Double ; $879 Triple/Quad $1,099 Single

Price per person: $1795 double; $1735 triple/quad; $2495 single

“The Greatest Show in the West” Medora Musical August 21-24

A musical salute to our 26th President Theodore Roosevelt and the Lewis and Clark Trail. Fort Mandan and Mandan Indian Village; The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center; Theodore Roosevelt National Park; Special Pitch Fork Fondue Dinner; Medora Musical; Frontier Village and National Buffalo Museum. Includes 6 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners Includes 3 nights’ accommodations, luggage handling, tour manager Price per person: $599 Double; $545 Triple/Quad; $799 Single

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Join Across Country Tours for a travel show Monday, June 18 at 11 am at the Mary Ann Young Senior Center

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community outings The Backyard Band in Concert!

FREE!

Sunday, April 15 7 pm at Blaine City Hall

Drawing on decades of experience playing in rock bands, folk groups, jazz combos and bar ensembles, The Backyard Band specializes in fun, danceable rock ‘n roll, but isn’t afraid to throw in the occasional polka medley or country anthem to satisfy the crowd. Professional musicians and personal friends, this is a band that has as much fun playing together as audiences have listening to their music.

EXTENDED TRAVEL SHOWCASE Friday, June 22nd at 11:00 AM

Join us at the Mary Ann Young Senior Center on Friday, June 22nd at 11:00 AM where Landmark Tours will present an array of 2018 & 2019 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: 612-230-2040

Canyonlands

Of the Southwest

Sept 5 - 11, 2018

New England Fall Foliage

Oct 7 - 13, 2018

New York City

Sept 13 - 16, 2018

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

October 10 - 15, 2018

Historic Trains of Colorado

Sept 13 - 20, 2018

Ireland

The Emerald Isle

Sept 30 - Oct 10, 2018 Oct 12 - 22, 2018

America’s Heritage

October 17 - 23, 2018

Iceland

The Northern Lights

Sept 25 - Oct 1, 2018 Oct 21 - 27, 2018

2019 Preview! European River Cruise Danube & Rhine

New for 2019!

Australia & New Zealand New for 2019!

Scandinavian Adventure New for 2019!

Iceland

Summer & Fall 2019!

And More!

Call for a catalog: 612-230-2040 or visit www.gowithlandmark.com Summer 2018 • www.blaineparks.com • 763-785-6164

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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

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

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MAY Senior Safety & Wellness Fair Thursday, May 3, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Advanced registration and payment are required to participate in this annual event. Many great speakers will present on a variety of safety and wellness topics at Fire Station #3 located in Blaine at 11920 Ulysses St. N.E. Stop by the Senior Center for a flyer or call Katrina for details at 763-767-4003. Price is just $10 which includes lunch, snacks throughout the day, speakers, health screenings, door prize drawings and a vendor fair. Event is limited to the first 80 people to register.

Honor the Ladies Celebration

Thursday, May 10, 11 am Mark your calendar to honor our ladies at the Senior Center. Party starts with special entertainment by Kent Appeldoorn and refreshments. Everyone is welcome. Register 3 days in advance for lunch.

Property Tax & Rent Credit Assistance

Wednesday, May 16, 8:30 am - noon Assistance is available on a first come, first served basis with filing your property tax or rent credit. No appointments taken.

Celebrate ‘80 and Over’ Day

Wednesday, May 23, 11 am We will honor those present who are celebrating their 80th or subsequent birthday, with entertainment along with delicious refreshments. Register 3 days in advance for lunch.

JUNE Wedding Anniversary Celebration Thursday, June 7, 11 am

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

Worried About Memory Loss? Friday, June 8, 10:30 am - noon

Know the Sign and Symptoms: Jill Agyekum with the Anoka County Family Caregiver Connection, will present the signs and symptoms of memory loss, followed by actual memory screenings. Advanced registration preferred.

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senior center Canvas Oil Painting

Pig Roast Dinner and Polka

Honor Men’s Day Celebration

Don’t miss one of our favorite evening specialty dinners. Tickets on sale June 13. Call for price details. The Wendinger Polka Band follows in Aquatore Park at 6 pm. Bring a lawn chair!

Wednesday, June 13, 8:30 - 11:30 am Certified Bob Ross Instructors; Advanced registration required. Max: 8; $55 includes materials & instruction. Sample on display at the Senior Center in mid-May. Thursday, June 14, 11 am We honor the men today with special entertainment by Ken Wanovich and refreshments. All are invited. Register 3 days ahead for lunch.

Blaine Festival Week of Fun Prize/Penny Bingo – Monday, June 25, 1 pm Mini Wii Bowling Tournament – Tuesday, June 26, 9:15 am - Noon. Register in advance to play two games for prizes announced following play. “500” Card Tournament–Tuesday, June 26, 1 pm. $1.50/person and advanced registration and payment preferred. Prizes awarded. Cribbage Tournament – Thursday, June 28, 1 pm – Advanced registration and payment required. Register with partner by June 22. $2 per person.

JULY

Thursday, July 26, 5:30 pm

AUGUST National Noon Out

Tuesday, August 7, 11:15 am The Police, Fire and Parks & Recreation Departments join forces to bring you a fun, educational safety session with door prizes at the senior center.

The Renovation of the State Capitol Wednesday, August 15, 10:45 am - noon

Denis Gardner, member of the Minnesota Historical Society, wrote this book and enjoys presenting to audiences. Register to attend this intriguing power point presentation on the history, architecture, restoration and art of our State Capitol. Advanced registration preferred.

Bring a Grandchild to Lunch, Prize Bingo & Ice Cream Sundaes Thursday, August 23, 11 am

Don’t miss this fun, intergenerational activity. The party includes games and prizes, then lunch at noon, prize bingo Tuesday, July 3, 11 am at 1 pm, and an Ice Cream Social at 2 pm. Cost; $4 for youth Don your red/white/blue attire and join us for some fun meals and $4 for adult meals. $1 each for ice cream. refreshments and a tribute to our flag. Register in advance for lunch!

Independence Day Party

Minnesota Journey Wednesday, July 11, 11 am

Register to attend this dynamic presentation by Doug Ohman, photographer and speaker, as he presents beautiful photos of historic Minnesota on our large screen T.V. Funded by private donation this program is sure to be fantastic!

James Bond: 65 Years of 007 Wednesday, July 18, 11 am

Celebrate the adventures of the world's most famous spy in Monthly Birthday Parties this class from North Metro TV's Eric Houston. Using rarely Celebrate with our honorees the last Wednesday of seen film clips, photographs, and more, you will learn the each month with entertainment at 11 am, a meal at entire history of James Bond, from his literary origins to the noon and 1 pm prize bingo. Advanced lunch reservations most recent films including where the name came from, what are required. Everyone is invited! Summer dates: actor was originally cast to play Bond, and the surprising May 30 June 27 July 25 words to the famous James Bond theme song! All of this will August 29 September 26 be for your eyes only during this great one hour mission with agent 007! Summer 2018 • www.blaineparks.com • 763-785-6164

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general information HOW TO REGISTER

Day Care Providers

ONLINE

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

MAIL

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

FAX

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

DROP BOX

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

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!

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

Age Groups

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

Accessibility

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

Weather Policy

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

Large shelters are available to rent for family or group gatherings. See page 3 for more information. All other shelters are first-come, first-served.

HELP END PARK VANDALISM

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

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

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.

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

CENTENNIAL LAKES LITTLE LEAGUE

BLAINE BACKCOURT CLUB

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

763-717-3888 or www.blainesoccer.org

CENTENNIAL YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

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

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

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

SPRING LAKE PARK TRAVELING BASKETBALL CLUB

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

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

Blaine Youth Volleyball

SPRING LAKE PARK YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

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


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City of Blaine Parks & Recreation Department

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PARKS & RECREATION ACTIVITY REGISTRATION FORM

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Parks & Recreation Office: 763-785-6164  

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

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MAY 19, 2018 • 1-4 pm • TOWN SQUARE PARK NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR: FOOD VENDORS • SPONSORS • CULTURAL EXHIBITS • VOLUNTEERS

Celebrate Diversity Food Music Art Friendship

photo by Sarah Grace Photography

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


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

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PRSRT STD U.S. Postage PAID Twin Cities, MN Permit No. 29418

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DATED MATERIAL PREPARED BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER

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Summer Concert Series JUNE 13 20 27 JULY 11 13 17 18 20 25 26 27 AUG 1 3 8 9 10 15 17 22

North Suburban Concert Band 6:30 pm Teddy Bear Band, childrens 6:30 pm Vinnie Rose, variety 6:30 pm Steve V. and Knockouts, blues 6:30 pm The Alpabits, children’s 10:30 am Family Fun Night, family, free games, food 6:00 pm The Resistors, variety 6:30 pm Wendy’s Wiggle, Jiggle, & Jam, children’s 10:30 am QC Dance, dance recital 6:30 pm Wendinger Band, polka 6:00 pm The Bazillions, children’s 10:30 am Jam Hops Dance Connection 6:30 pm Tricia and the Toonies, children’s 10:30 am Echoes of Elvis, tribute 6:30 pm The Backyard Band, Bark in the Park 6:00 pm Bob the Beachcomber, children’s 10:30 am Tim Patrick & His Blue Eyes Band, Sinatra 6:30 pm Kids Dance, children’s dance party 10:30 am Minnesota Blue, bluegrass 6:30 pm

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2018 Summer Recreation Connection  

Program Catalog

2018 Summer Recreation Connection  

Program Catalog