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2018 Learn to Skate

anoka county snow day

earth day

blaine market

snowshoeing, ice fishing, kick-sledding

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contacts Main Office

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

Fax

763-785-6191

EXISTING BUILDING

PATIO

PATIO NEW SENIOR CENTER

NEW SENIOR CENTER

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40 PARKING SPACES

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community garden...............................3 ice rinks......................................................... 4 ice skating................................................... 5 events.......................................................6-9 dance.................................................... 10-11 youth programs.............................12-19 blaine wetland sanctuary ����������� 20 adult sports............................................. 21 adult programs............................. 22-23 community outings...................24-26 senior center...................................27-29 registration and policies ��������������� 31 community information ���������������� 30 registration form..................................32 picnic shelters.......................................33 impressions of blaine ����������������������34 world fest..................................................35 farmers market.................................... 36

Mary Ann Young Senior Center Update Work is set to begin on replacing the 35-year-old Mary Ann Young Senior Center in Aquatore Park. A new building will be built next to the existing facility. The new building will include plenty of space for the senior center activities as well as space for the general public. The new building will be almost 15,000 square feet and construction will begin this spring. The building is expected to be complete by November 2019. Final plans are currently in development and will be approved by the city council. The project will go out for construction bids in January. All construction activities will be suspended during the Blaine Festival.

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

2019 Summer

Park Maintenance 763-785-6165

Employment

Email

Recreation Leader

recreation@blainemn.gov

Websites

BlaineParks.com BlaineEvents.com

Blaine City Hall

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

On-line Registration

BlaineParks.com/Register

Maps and Park Locations

BlaineParks.com/ParksTrails

Ages 17 and Up Are you looking for that perfect summer job? If you have enthusiasm, energy, and excitement to work with kids, then this is the job for you! We offer great hours, competitive pay, excellent training and a fun work environment. Applicants must be 17 years of age or older. Applications will be available February 1 at the Blaine Parks and Recreation office or at BlaineParks.com. Application deadline is March 29; interviews will take place in early April. For more information, visit BlaineParks.com or call 763-785-6164.


Community Garden

Community Garden Plots

Interested in gardening but live in an apartment or townhome? Perhaps 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 56 plots. The city will prepare the soil for planting, mark each plot, and provide water access. Plots are approximately 15 feet by 20 feet; half-plots are 15 feet by 10 feet; and raised beds are 4 feet by 8 feet. Plots will be ready for use in early May. One plot per household. Registration forms are available online at BlaineParks.com and at Blaine City Hall. The registration dates and priority for renting a garden plot will be as follows: Dec. 3 - February 15

Returning gardeners from 2018 in good standing, requesting their same plot.

February 19 - 22

Returning gardeners requesting different plots.

February 25 - March 1

New resident gardeners.

March 4 - full

New non-resident gardeners.

REGULAR PLOTS HALF-PLOTS (15X20) (limited number - 15x10) Resident............................................................. $68.57 Resident............................................................. $42.85 Senior Resident (55+)...................................$57.85 Senior Resident (55+)...................................$32.14 Non-resident...................................................$80.34 Non-resident....................................................$53.56 RAISED BEDS (4X8) Resident.......................................................................$32.14 Senior Resident (55+)............................................$21.43 Non-resident............................................................$42.85 All rental fees include tax.

BlaineParks.com/CommunityGardens


skating rinks Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks with supervised warming houses and lights

Aurelia Park

Ostmans Park

Happy Acres Park

Quail Creek (unsupervised)

Hockey/General Rink 130th Avenue and Buchanan Street

Hockey/General Rink 91st Avenue at Jefferson Street

General Rink 2206 Quail Creek Parkway

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

Lexington Athletic Complex Hockey Rink 4286 - 121st Avenue

Warming houses are tentatively scheduled to open December 21.

Warming House Hours

Monday - Friday........................................................................................................................4 - 9 pm Saturday.............................................................................................................................noon - 9 pm Sunday.................................................................................................................................noon - 7 pm School Vacation Days...................................................................................................noon - 9 pm Christmas Eve, Christmas Day..................................................................................noon - 5 pm New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day............................................................................. noon - 8 pm

Quincy Park

Small Hockey/General Rink 10601 Quincy Boulevard

Warming houses close when unsafe ice conditions exist or the temperature is -10° Fahrenheit or below or the wind chill is -10° F or below.

Thursdays & Fridays.......................... 4 - 9 pm Saturdays & Sundays............... noon - 7 pm

Visit BlaineParks.com for updated ice skating information.

Unlighted Rinks without warming houses or supervision

Austin Park

4041 85th Lane

11200 Arnold Palmer Drive

Carrara East Park

Ivy Hills Park

13129 Eldorado Street

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Deacon’s Park

Xylite Park

9033 Xylite Street

12197 Fergus Street

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skating lessons Beginning Blades ages 4 & 5

This class is designed for those who are new to skating and to get students moving and comfortable on the ice. Skaters will learn the proper way to fall and get up, marching, two footed jump in place, swizzles, standing on one foot and beginning of a two-foot glide. All students must dress for the weather, have their own skates, and wear a helmet (hockey or bike helmet). Single blade skates only (hockey or figure skates). Children need to be dressed and on the rink at class time. Limited to 8 skaters. Register by January 7. Make-up day February 9 if needed. Saturdays, January 12 - February 2

$28 RES; $31 NR

Lexington Athletic Complex 10-10:30am................................................................. Activity #7055 10:35-11:05am........................................................... Activity #7056

Intermediate Blades ages 6 to 9

This class is designed for the older beginner and will move at a faster pace. Skaters will learn the proper way to fall and get up, marching, two footed jump in place, one-foot glide, two-foot glide, t-stop, forward stroking, start of forward crossovers and introduction to backwards skating. All students must dress for the weather, have their own skates, and wear a helmet (hockey or bike helmet). Single blade skates only (hockey or figure skates). Children need to be dressed and on the rink at class time. Limited to 10 skaters. Register by January 7. Make-up day February 9 if needed. Saturdays, January 12 - February 2............ $28 RES; $31 NR Lexington Athletic Complex 11:10-11:40am............................................................ Activity #7057

Semi-Private Lessons ages 4 & up

These lessons are perfect for children looking for a more customized and personal lesson. Semi-private is a 2:1 ratio with two children of similar age and ability. Class held at Lexington Athletic Complex. Register by January 7. Make-up day February 9 if needed. Those enrolling in this program must register with two individuals and receive approval from the office by calling 763-785-6161. Saturdays, January 12 - February 2 Semi-Private...................................$51 RES; $57 NR (per child) Lexington Athletic Complex 11:45am-12:15pm...................................................... Activity #7058 12:15-12:45pm.............................................................Activity #7074 12:45-1:15pm (if 12:15pm class fills)...................Activity #7075

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special events

Saturday, January 26, 1 - 4pm FREE! All Ages Welcome! Wargo Nature Center The Anoka County Parks & Recreation Department, in collaboration with Lino Lakes and Blaine Parks & Recreation Departments are thrilled to be offering the 19th annual Snow Day event. Participants of all ages will have a chance to partake in a variety of winter activities, including: snowshoeing, ice fishing, kicksledding, cross-country skiing, winter crafts, temporary tattoos, and live animal presentation. Refreshments provided. For more information, call Wargo Nature Center at 651-429-8007. Event will happen regardless of the weather! Event held at Wargo Nature Center. No registration required, just show up!

Wargo Nature Center

Sponsored in part by:

7701 Main Street, Lino Lakes (CR14 turns into Main Street east of Hwy 65. Follow Main Street for about 10 miles)

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special events

S uper Hero Party Friday, March 1............................. 6:30-8pm $10 RES; $11 NR................ Activity #7028 ages 10 and under with a parent/adult Come join us for our Super Hero Party! Your child can dress up like their favorite Super Hero and fly around and try activities which include: carnival games, crafts, face painting, tattoos, coloring sheets, all with our super hero theme! What kid won’t love this? We will also have a few super heroes walking around for pictures and a photo backdrop for some additional photos. Don’t forget your camera! Refreshments provided. Max. 150. Event held at Blaine City Hall. Register by February 12 or when spaces fill.

a s ’ It ast! Bl For families with children ages 10 & under Parent and child will enjoy a continental breakfast, craft time, and pictures with the Bunny. Don’t miss out on this memorable event! Fee includes a continental breakfast for one child and one adult, two crafts for one child, pictures with the Bunny. We will take a picture of your kids with the Bunny and email it to you OR bring your own camera for pictures with the bunny. Extra adults may attend for $2 each. Registration is required and limited to 25 children per time slot. Event held at Blaine City Hall Atrium. Saturday, April 6 ....................................................$10 RES; $11 NR 9am.................................................................................. Activity #7029 10am................................................................................Activity #7030 11am................................................................................ Activity #7031 noon............................................................................... Activity #7032

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special events

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

April 1 - 27 at Blaine City Hall The Blaine Arts Council invites local teens to participate in the 13th Annual Teen Art Show. Showcase your talent and have your artwork on display at Blaine City Hall. Prizes will be awarded! Information: • Open to any teen (grades 6-12 living in Blaine or going to a school serving Blaine residents.) • Submissions can be dropped off at the Recreation Desk at Blaine City Hall, 10801 Town Square Drive NE between the hours of 8AM-4:30PM from March 18 - 29. • One submission per artist. • Art MUST be framed and ready to hang (hook on the back of it and either be hung with string or wire). • All artists need to fill out a submission form (download at BlaineParks.com). • Awards will be presented in each category and Best of Show. Participants will be notified via email of their awards. • Awards presentation on April 16 at 6PM. • Art will be on display from April 2 - 27 at Blaine City Hall. • Art must be picked up by Noon on April 29. • Questions? Email recreation@blainemn.gov or call 763-785-6164.

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special events

Invest Give back to the Earth Make a Difference

in your Neighborhood

Neighborhood Park Clean-up

Celebrate Earth Day by gathering with your neighbors and cleaning up your neighborhood park! The Parks and Recreation Department is looking for residents to organize an Earth Day Clean-up event at any of our 65 parks. You select the date, time, and park….we provide the supplies! Select a clean-up date anytime between April 13 and May 12. Contact 763-785-6161 or email jkrieger@blainemn.gov to get started!

What we supply: • Flyer and neighborhood mailing • Garbage & yard waste bags • 5 gallon cooler with lemonade (limited quantity and must be returned) • Cups • Snacks • Portable restroom (if requested) • Garbage & yard waste pick-up • Certificates • Trinkets for kids What the neighborhood supplies: • Neighborhood organizer Volunteers • Work Gloves & Yard tools • Anything extra to make the event fun and successful!

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dance TO PROVIDE quality dance instruction and a variety of fun opportunities to learn and demonstrate dance skill while building self-esteem. TO ENCOURAGE academic excellence as well as other involvements that contribute to the development of a multi-talented, “well rounded” individual. TO OFFER class choices for all ages that promote a healthy lifestyle. All classes held at QC Dance, 9967 Ulysses Street NE. For more information, visit QCDance.com.

Mommy & Me/Parent & Tot Dance

Little Hip Hoppers

Parents and tots enjoy an exercise/activity class together Tots enjoy playful songs, fun props and tumbling. Dads are welcome, too! Our instructor will guide parent and child through exercise and play activities. Please wear comfortable attire and clean tennis shoes or ballet slippers. This class is perfect for children not ready to separate from mom or dad. Max 15. Registration deadline is one week before session begins.

Students will learn the latest styles of dance through body isolations, funky-styled steps and contemporary moves to the latest approved pop and hip hop music. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. Max 15. Registration deadline is one week before session begins.

ages 0 to 3 & parent/adult

QC Dance Studio.................................................$50 RES; $55 NR Wednesdays.........................................................................5-5:30pm Session 1: January 16-February 20................. Activity #7033 Session 2: March 6-April 10................................ Activity #7034

ages 4 to 6

QC Dance Studio.................................................$50 RES; $55 NR Wednesdays...................................................................6:15-6:50pm Session 1: January 16-February 20..................Activity #7041 Session 2: March 6-April 10................................ Activity #7042

Intro to Dance ages 2½ to 5

A delightful introduction to the art of dance with ballet basics, creative movement, fun with props and tumbling, all in a professional dance setting. Please wear leotard (skirt attached is acceptable if not too long) or exercise/ comfortable stretchy attire and ballet slippers. This class is perfect for the child who is comfortable separating from mom or dad. Max 15. Registration deadline is one week before session begins. QC Dance Studio.................................................$50 RES; $55 NR Ages 21/2 to 3 Wednesdays...................................................................5:35-6:10pm Session 1: January 16-February 20................. Activity #7035 Session 2: March 6-April 10................................ Activity #7036

Hip Hop

Ages 4 & 5 Wednesdays.................................................................. 6:30-7:05pm Session 1: January 16-February 20................. Activity #7037 Session 2: March 6-April 10................................ Activity #7038

Students will learn the latest styles of dance through body isolations, funky-styled steps and contemporary moves to the latest approved pop and hip hop music. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. Max 15. Registration deadline is one week before session begins.

Ages 3 to 5 Saturdays......................................................................9:30-10:05am Session 1: January 19-February 23................. Activity #7039 Session 2: March 9 -April 13............................... Activity #7040

QC Dance Studio.................................................$50 RES; $55 NR Wednesdays................................................................... 7:10-7:45pm Session 1: January 16-February 20................. Activity #7043 Session 2: March 6-April 10................................ Activity #7044

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ages 7 to 11

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dance Polar Bear Party ages 3 to 7

This mini-camp is bearyfun! Every student will love our winter party. Dance with the bears, jump through the “snow”, learn and explore! This camp is filled with dance, crafts, creative movement, teamwork and more! Wear comfortable clothes. Register by January 4. Max 15. Saturday, January 12.........................................$20 RES; $22 NR 12-1:30pm.................................................................... Activity #7076

Jo Jo Bow Camp ages 3 to 7

Wear your biggest bow and join us for fun! We will dance to Jo Jo songs, play games, and make a craft. Every girl will LOVE this camp!! Register by January 11. Max 15.

Tropical Adventure Camp ages 3 to 7

Explore the tropics, swim with the fish, dive in the water and enjoy this vacation camp! Students will explore imagination through creative movement, tumbling and more. Themed craft also included. Register by March 1. Max 15. Saturday, March 9...............................................$20 RES; $22 NR 12-1:30pm.................................................................... Activity #7079

Saturday, January 19.........................................$20 RES; $22 NR 12-1:30pm.................................................................... Activity #7077

Mighty Minis Camp ages 3 to 7

Princess Academy ages 3 to 7

Every girl dreams of being a princess. Children will enjoy this camp filled with magical dance, crafts and fun. Learn all the Princess “Rules” in this academy. Wear comfortable clothes or your favorite Princess dress. Register by February 2. Max 15.

They may be mini but children in this camp will explore how mighty they are! Students will tumble, bounce and jump. They will explore being a super hero with tons of Fun! Themed craft also included. Register by March 23. Max 15. Saturday, March 30............................................$20 RES; $22 NR 12-1:30pm.................................................................... Activity #7092

Saturday, February 9.........................................$20 RES; $22 NR 12-1:30pm.................................................................... Activity #7078

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youth programs Skyhawks T-Ball Camp ages 3 to 4

This camp is designed to introduce the young athlete to T-ball through skill development and small group games. Camp will focus on helping children learn the rules of baseball while working on team play and sportsmanship. Individual skills taught include throwing, catching, hitting, base running and fielding. Please bring a baseball glove and a water bottle. Max 16. Program held at Airport Park field 2.

Spring Cookie Decorating

Tuesdays, April 30-May 21.........................................................$39 5:15-5:45pm................................................................ Activity #7059 6-6:30pm.....................................................................Activity #7060

ages 8 and under & parent/adult

Are you looking for a place to decorate cookies and not have to clean up the mess? We have the perfect program for you! We will supply one dozen cookies and all of the toppings. Bring a container to take your cookies home. Dress for the mess! Max. 20. Event held at Blaine City Hall Atrium. Registration deadline is March 20 or when spaces fill. Thursday, March 28............................................$10 RES; $11 NR 5:30-6:30pm............................................................... Activity #7045 6:45-7:45pm................................................................ Activity #7046

Skyhawks Basketball Camp

Skyhawks Baseball Camp ages 5 to 7

Skyhawks baseball staff teach the fundamentals of fielding, catching, throwing, hitting and base running, all in a fun, positive environment. Specifically designed for beginning players, this program teaches athletes new baseball skills along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and responsibility. Participants should bring appropriate clothing, a baseball glove, water bottle, and running shoes. Max 20. Program held at Airport Park field 2. Tuesdays, April 30-May 21.........................................................$59 6:45-7:45pm................................................................ Activity #7061

ages 3 to 10

This fun, skill-intensive program is designed for the beginning player. Using our curriculum that is built on a progression, our staff focus on the whole player, teaching respect, teamwork and responsibility. An active camp involving passing, shooting, dribbling, and defense makes this one of our most popular programs. Participants should bring appropriate clothing, a water bottle, and gym shoes. Max 12. Program held at Centennial Elementary school.

Skyhawks Soccer Camp

Saturdays, February 9-March 2

Thursdays, May 2-23

ages 3 to 4.........................................................................................$45 9-9:30AM.................................................................... Activity #7065 9:40-10:10am.............................................................Activity #7066

ages 3 to 4 ........................................................................................$39 5:15-5:45pm................................................................ Activity #7062 6-6:30PM.................................................................... Activity #7063

ages 4 to 6........................................................................................$65 10:20-11:20am........................................................... Activity #7067 11:30AM-12:30pm....................................................Activity #7068

ages 5 to 7.........................................................................................$59 6:45-7:45pm................................................................ Activity #7064

ages 3 to 7

Emphasis is placed on individual soccer skills, ball control and concept of the game. The camp focuses on dribbling, passing, shooting and ball control. Bring a water bottle and running shoes. Max 16. Program held at Lexington Athletic Complex field 2.

ages 5 to 7.........................................................................................$65 1-2pm............................................................................ Activity #7069 ages 8 to 10......................................................................................$65 2:15-3:15pm................................................................. Activity #7070

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youth programs

Music Together is an award winning early childhood music and movement program for children from birth to kindergarten and the grown-ups who love them. Share the delight of making music in these joy-filled, research-based classes! Infants, toddlers and preschoolers participate at their own developmental level, sharing songs, instrument play, rhythmic rhymes and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. Classes are mixed-age so siblings can participate together. Music Together classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical. They can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat and participate with confidence, provided that their early environment supports such learning. The Music Together curriculum supports children’s overall development—their cognitive, social, physical, verbal AND music development. Receive an illustrated songbook filled with music-making ideas, a CD with the song collection we’ll be using this winter as well as a code to digitally download and/or stream the music, a corresponding songbook, and a DVD and booklet introducing early childhood music development. Infants under eight months on the first day of the session are free with a paying sibling. The cut off birth date for infant siblings to be free of charge is May 5, 2018 for winter session and July 30, 2018 for spring session. Visit a FREE demonstration class before the winter session starts to find out if Music Together is a good fit for your family. For more information or specific questions about the classes, call or e-mail director Clarice Auluck-Wilson, Ph.D. at 651-439-4219, or at clarice@musictogetherclasses.com, or visit MusicTogetherClasses.org. Evening classes held at Blaine City Hall in the Cloverleaf Room and morning classes held at Sunnyside Park Building. Registration online only at MusicTogetherClasses.org or by phone at 651-439-4219. Registration will not be accepted at the Park and Recreation office.

Free Demonstration Classes

Register at MusicTogetherClasses.org for one of the dates and times listed below.

Location: Blaine City Hall DATE: Tuesday, December 11 TIME: 6:15pm DATE: Tuesday, March 19 TIME: 6:15pm

Location: Sunnyside Park Building DATE: Thursday, December 13 TIME: 10am DATE: Thursday, March 21 TIME: 10am

Class Schedule

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

Location: Blaine City Hall WINTER: Tuesdays, January 8 - March 12 TIME: 5:15 OR 6:15pm SPRING: Tuesdays, April 2 - June 4 TIME: 5:15 OR 6:15pm

Location: Sunnyside Park Building WINTER: Thursdays, January 10 - March 14 SPRING: Thursdays, April 4 - June 6 TIME: 9:30 OR 10:30am FEE: $186 1st child; $99 each additional child under 8 Months FREE with a registered sibling

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youth programs 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 the website pages listed or in person at Jam Hops. For more information, visit JamHops.com or contact customerservice@jamhops.com or at 763-413-0647.

Camptastic Day Camp k & older

Camptastic is a great place for children to stay active and enjoy time with Fridays when they have days off from school. They will participate in a wide variety of activities including open gym, crafts, interactive games, Ninja obstacles, snack time and more. Our gym has trampolines, climbing ropes, bars, beams, expansive spring floor space, foam pits, warped wall, rock climbing wall, a tumble trak and more. In addition to the above activities, for these camps children may bring a lunch or purchase one through us at the time of drop off. Please also have them bring a book with each day as they will have some silent reading time. You also have the option to sign up for before and after care for any of the days, call Jam Hops to register for those. Children should dress in athletic attire - no zippers or snaps. An annual online waiver is required for participation and must be completed by each child’s parent or guardian at jamhops.com/camptastic or in person at Jam Hops. Registration deadlines are February 7 for the February dates and February 28 for the March dates. Max 8. February 18 & 19, March 11-15 8:30am-4:30pm...................................................................... $38/day February 18................................................................. Activity #7085 February 19.................................................................Activity #7086 March 11....................................................................... Activity #7087 March 12.......................................................................Activity #7088 March 13.......................................................................Activity #7089 March 14.......................................................................Activity #7090 March 15....................................................................... Activity #7091

(sign up for any or all of the days)

Gymnastics Classes ages 3 to 5 & 6 to 12

In our gymnastics classes, boys and girls are taught basic gymnastics fundamentals through step-by-step progression. Kids will love to bounce on trampolines, swing and hang on the bars, and learn basic tumbling. We aim not only to teach basic, fundamental gymnastics skills but also to instill life skills. By helping each child experience success we build self-confident, productive children who will become LIFE CHAMPIONS! Your child will fall in love with gymnastics! Max of 12 for Ages 3 -5 class and Max of 16 for Ages 6 – 12 class. Children should dress in athletic attire - no zippers or snaps. An annual online waiver is required for participation and must be completed by each child’s parent or guardian at jamhops.com/events or in person at Jam Hops. Registration deadlines are January 23 and March 13. ages 3-5 (and potty trained) 12-12:50pm......................................................................$85/session Session 1: February 2-23 ..................................... Activity #7093 Session 2: March 23-April 13............................... Activity #7094 ages 6-12 12-1pm...............................................................................$95/session Session 1: February 2-23 ..................................... Activity #7095 Session 2: March 23-April 13...............................Activity #7096

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youth programs Nerf Night at Jam Hops! ages 8 to 14

Ninja Zone Clinics ages 6 to 15

Come test your strength and agility! Our gym will be set up as a ninja obstacle course. Our trained staff will instruct and guide you through the course. There will also be open gym time on all our fun equipment; trampolines, bars, beams, foam pits, a tumble trak, climbing ropes, warped wall, rock climbing wall and so much more! Children should dress in athletic attire - no zippers or snaps. An annual online waiver is required for participation and must be completed by each child’s parent or guardian at jamhops.com/ ninjaclinics. Max. 6. Registration deadlines are January 8, February 12, March 12, April 2. Saturdays, 6-7:30pm...................................................... $30/clinic February 23................................................................ Activity #7099 March 23..................................................................... Activity #7100 April 13..........................................................................Activity #7101

Ninja Zone Classes

Bring your kids to Jam Hops for a supervised Nerf war, shooting at Nerf targets and other games and activities. There will also be open gym time on all our fun equipment; trampolines, bars, beams, foam pits, a tumble trak, climbing ropes, warped wall, rock climbing wall and so much more! We will provide the Nerf guns and protective eye wear. Children are not allowed to use their own Nerf guns. A snack will be provided. Children should dress in athletic attire no zippers or snaps. An annual online waiver is required for participation and must be completed by each child’s parent or guardian at jamhops.com/nerfkidznights. Max. 10. Registration deadlines are January 8, February 12, March 12, April 2, April 30. Saturdays, 7:30-10pm............... $23/1 child; $31/2 children; $39/3 or more/session (must be from the same family) January 19...................................................................Activity #7104 February 23.................................................................Activity #7105 March 23..................................................................... Activity #7106 April 13..........................................................................Activity #7107 May 11.......................................................................... Activity #7108 If registering more than one child, please call the Parks and Recreation office at 763-785-6164.

Movie Night at Jam Hops! ages kindergarten & older

ages 3 to 5 (and potty trained) ...............................................$95 6:30-7:20pm................................................................Activity #7102

Our Movie Nights are fun for children in kindergarten and older! They get to play in our gym, meet new Fridays, watch a movie on our big screen wall projector, and have a snack. Our gymnastics instructors will make sure they have a great time! Bring pillows and blankets with to get comfortable during the movie. There will also be open gym time on all our fun equipment; trampolines, bars, beams, foam pits, a tumble trak, climbing ropes, warped wall, rock climbing wall and so much more! Children should dress in athletic attire - no zippers or snaps. An annual online waiver is required for participation and must be completed by each child’s parent or guardian at jamhops.com/movienight. Max. 20. Registration deadlines are January 8, February 12, March 12, April 2, April 30. Saturdays, 7:30-10pm............... $23/1 child; $31/2 children; $39/3 or more/session (must be from the same family) January 19.................................................................. Activity #7109 February 23.................................................................Activity #7110 March 23...................................................................... Activity #7111 April 13.......................................................................... Activity #7112 May 11........................................................................... Activity #7113

ages 6 to 11 .................................................................................... $117 7:30-8:30pm................................................................Activity #7103

If registering more than one child, please call the Parks and Recreation office at 763-785-6164.

ages 3 to 5 & 6 to 11

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! Children should dress in athletic attire - no zippers or snaps. An annual online waiver is required for participation and must be completed by each child’s parent or guardian at jamhops.com/events. Registration deadline is October 25. T-shirt Included. Max for ages 3-5 class is 10 and the Max for ages 6-11 is 12. Thursdays, April 4-25

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youth programs Introduction to Guitar ages 6 to 10

So GUITAR HERO and GARAGE BAND are exciting games for your child and are you wondering if your child is really serious about playing guitar? Well bring them to this class and let’s see if they can learn the real guitar! They will develop the vocabulary and skills for the guitar and be able to play one and two chord songs; learn five different chords. Students may repeat class until skills are acquired. Then they can advance to the BEGINNING GUITAR level. This is a fun learning experience!! Must have your own guitar (amplifier for electrics). Max. 10. Program held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room A. Registration deadline is one week prior to program start date. Saturdays, January 26-March 2................... $60 RES; $66 NR 1-1:45pm.......................................................................Activity #7071

Tae Kwon Do ages 5 to Adult

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

Beginning Guitar ages 10 & up

Dust off that guitar! Our lessons focus on having fun, learning and building skills. Guitar from the bottom up; guitar fundamentals, maintenance, seven to nine chords; three to five chord songs. Students may repeat class until skills are acquired. Must have your own guitar (amplifier for electrics). Max. 10. Program held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room A. Registration deadline is one week prior to program start date. Saturdays, January 26-March 2................... $60 RES; $66 NR 2-2:45pm...................................................................... Activity #7072

ages 5 to 7 & parent/adult $45 RES; $50 NR per parent/child Session 1............................Mondays, January 7-March 4 ..................................... (no class January 21; February 18) 6:15-6:45pm.....................................................Activity #7047 Session 2............................ Mondays, March 25 - May 20 6:15-6:45pm.................................................... Activity #7048

Babysitting Class

ages 8 to 12 & 13 to adult $75 RES; $83 NR

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

Session 1................................... Mondays & Wednesdays, .....................................................................January 7-March 6 ..................................... (no class January 21; February 18) ages 8-12, 6:45-8pm................................... Activity #7049 ages 13 & up, 8-9:15pm..............................Activity #7051 Session 2................................... Mondays & Wednesdays, ......................................................................March 25 - May 22 ages 8-12, 6:45-8pm................................... Activity #7050 ages 13 & up, 8-9:15pm............................. Activity #7052

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ages 11 & up

9-4pm........................................................................$80 RES; $88 NR Saturday, February 9.............................................. Activity #7150 Saturday, March 30..................................................Activity #7151

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youth programs Mayer Arts offers dance and theater classes for children all over the Twin Cities metro area. Our belief about teaching the arts is not only providing training for those who are serious about learning but also to just have fun! We teach proper technique, terminology, body awareness, and an appreciation for the arts. Our goal is that students will not only find a love for the arts but also build healthy habits and self-esteem. Skills that will be helpful to them for the rest of their lives! For more information, visit MayerArts.com .

Nutcracker Musical Theater Class

The Greatest Showman Musical Theater Class

Can you find the key that opens the most precious gift? Find out in this spectacular class! We will learn child friendly music and choreography from the NEW Nutcracker and put together our own musical! Everyone will learn how to put together a professional show from start to finish. Learn how to properly speak your lines, block a scene, develop your character and much more! We will also play fun creative games with scarves, animals and parachutes. No experience necessary. All that is needed are comfortable clothing and lightweight tennis shoes or dance shoes. friends and family are invited to a special performance beginning the final 30 minutes of the final class! Max. 20. Program held at Sunnyside Park Building. Register by March 15.

It’s the Greatest Show! Let’s learn songs and dances from the Greatest Showman then write a story that we will present on the last day of class. Everyone will learn how to put together a professional show from start to finish. Learn how to properly speak your lines, block a scene, develop your character and much more! We will also play fun creative games! No experience necessary. All that is needed are comfortable clothing and lightweight tennis shoes or dance shoes. Friends and family are invited to a special performance beginning the final 30 minutes of the final class! Max. 20. Program held at Sunnyside Park Building. Register by March 15.

ages 4 to 8

Saturdays, March 23 & 30...............................$64 RES; $70 NR 9:30am-12:30pm....................................................... Activity #7053

ages 6 to 12

Saturdays, March 23 & 30...............................$64 RES; $70 NR 1:30-4:30pm.............................................................. Activity #7054

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Open gym

Harlem Globetrotters Target Center

Drop in open gym for kids ages 10 and under will be available on Sunday nights. Youth must have an adult to stay with them. Lowered baskets will be available, as well as some small portable hoops for toddlers. Bring a ball if you have one or we will have some available to use. Parents that come to supervise and not play will not be charged. Program held at Centennial Middle School (Lino Lakes).

The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action-packed 2019 World Tour! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. After every game, Globetrotters stars remain on the court for autographs and photographs with fans. Tickets are lower level seating. Transportation is not provided. You will be notified when tickets arrive at the Park and Recreation office. Register by March 15. Max. 50.

Sundays, December 2-March 3.......................................... 6-8pm (No open gym December 23 & 30) $5 Youth; $9 Family............................................... Pay at the Door

Saturday, March 30............................................$30 RES; $33 NR 24 Months & up 1pm................................................................................Activity #7080

Family Open Gym - Basketball

For All Families at Target Center Join Mickey and his friends as Disney on Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party, a brand –new adventure filled with world-class skating, high flying acrobatics, and unexpected stunts! Help follow magical clues in the search for Tinkerbell by visiting the spirit realm with Miguel, sailing the ocean with Moana, and singing with Elsa. Become immersed in the fantastic worlds of Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Toy Story and The Little Mermaid as the search party becomes an all-out celebration. Tickets are lower level seating. Transportation is not provided. You will be notified when tickets arrive at the Park and Recreation office. Register by March 1. Max. 50.

Sunday, March 17.................. $47 RES; $51 NR (24 Months & up) 1pm.........................................................................................Activity #7081

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skating lessons youth programs

Welcome to Tech Academy! Minnesota premier STEM Camps and Classes Provider. We are an exciting learning environment specializing in Technology (STEM) Education for children and teens ages 4-15. Our camps are kidfriendly, we promote hands-on learning experiences, with time to experiment to foster creativity.

Robotics: Star Wars Droid Builder

Engineering: Crazy Gears & Wheels

Bring Star Wars inspired inventions to life — with the Star Wars Lego Mindstorms Robotics Developer kit. We will start with a simple droid mechanism and then move on to more ambitious droids that move and walk. This modular building system lets student’s build using subassemblies, making it easy to create and customize the robotic droids. All these great robotic inventions are powered by the Micro Scout, the smallest LEGO microcomputer, equipped with light sensor, and six robotic programs to control our droid creations. Possible Models include Droid Vehicle, Trainer Droids, our version of R2D2 and more! We will experiment with robotic programs that avoid light, seek light, and are controlled by lights, act as alarms. Max. 20. Class held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room B. Register by February 8.

If you love legos, making things move, building and experimenting – this class is for you. Learn about engineering and the physical science principles behind different action machines. Working in teams, students will build crazy wheeled and geared contraptions that spring into action. Have fun while you learn the principles of mechanical engineering and simple machines. Make tops, spinners, zip lines, rubber band powered cars, crimping cars, and other crazy contraptions. Please bring a drink & snack daily. Max. 24. Class held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room B. Register by Feb 15.

grades 1 to 5

grades k to 3

Saturday, February 23......................................$40 RES; $44 NR 9am-noon.................................................................. Activity #7083

Saturday, February 16.......................................$40 RES; $44 NR 9am-noon.................................................................. Activity #7082

Java Minecraft Mod Development: Superhero Armor grades 3 to 7

Learn to code by making custom Minecraft mods! Add armor to Minecraft that gives your character powers like a superhero! Make pants that make you run like The Flash, make a night vision helmet like Batman, or a cape that makes you fly through the air like Superman! Students will be coding in Java, so basic typing skills are required. Max. 24. Class held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room B. Register by February 22. Saturday, March 2...............................................$40 RES; $44 NR 9am-noon................................................................... Activity#7084

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blaine wetland sanctuary Environmental Programs at the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary The City of Blaine has partnered with Wargo Nature Center to offer you a variety of programs for families of all ages to experience our Wetland Sanctuary. All programs will meet in the parking lot of the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary located at 11980 Lexington Avenue. For more information, visit BlaineMN.gov/WetlandSanctuary.

Winter Ecology all ages

This general ecology class will get participants out into the wetland park and learn how animals and plants deal with our harsh winters. Max 20. Saturday, March 9, 1-3pm $5/person...................................................... Activity #7118 $10/family..................................................... Activity #7119 (up to 5 people)

Fat Tire Biking 16 & older

Snowshoeing all ages

This evening/night time snowshoe hike through the wetlands park is suited for all ages and abilities. Snowshoes will be provided. Max 20. Wednesday, January 30..................................$5/person 6-8pm................................................................ Activity #7114

Sunday, April 21............................................... $10/person (must be 16 or older) 3-5pm............................................................... Activity #7119

Animal Tracking

Bird Hike

A certified tracker from Wargo Nature Center will be leading this introductory tracking class. Tracking is an exciting way to learn which animals have been in an area and what they have been doing. Max 20.

Birding is a great way to get outside, view animals, and get some exercise. All level of birders are welcome. Binoculars, bird lists, and a knowledgeable bird guide are included. Max 20.

Saturday, February 9, 1-3pm $5/person...................................................... Activity #7115 $10/family..................................................... Activity #7116 (up to 5 people)

Thursday, May 9, 9-11am $5/person......................................................Activity #7120 $10/family..................................................... Activity #7121 (up to 5 people)

all ages

20

Fat tire bikes are easy to ride, very stable and can be used on a wide variety of surfaces including snow, sand, and trails. This introductory level class is designed to show participants how much fun fat tire bikes can be. Bikes and helmets will be provided for the program, all you need to do is register. Space is limited to 8 riders.

all ages

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adult sports Adult Volleyball Leagues The City of Blaine has teamed up with Anoka/Hennepin Community Education to offer Mens and Womens volleyball leagues. We are offering three different levels, Power (officiated), Intermediate (non-officiated) and Fun (non-officiated). Players must be at least 18 years old. Cost includes 8 matches and a single elimination playoff. Leagues are held at various district middle schools. Leagues begin January 7. Deadline to register is December 14.

Adult Open Gym - Basketball

League

We are offering adult open basketball on Sunday nights. Bring some friends and your own basketball down to the gym. Make sure you have appropriate tennis shoes. Boots and street shoes will not be allowed Program held at Centennial Middle School.

Womens Power.............................. Mondays........................... $295

Day Fee

Womens Intermediate................ Mondays........................... $185 Womens Fun.................................... Mondays........................... $185 Mens Power...................................... Tuesdays.......................... $295

Sundays, Dec. 2-March 3 (no open gym Dec. 23 & 30)

Register at DiscoverCommunityEd.com. Registration NOT accepted at Blaine City Hall..

6-8pm.....................................................................$5/person (pay at the door)

Adult Softball The City of Blaine offers summer softball leagues for Mens, Womens and Co-Rec teams. Games played at Aquatore Park. Registration begins February 4. Registration materials are available after January 1 from the Parks and Recreation office or online at BlaineParks. com. The leagues and days offered are listed below. Fees include softballs and tax. Online registration is available for adult softball! Leagues begin the week of April 22. League

Day

# of Game

Fee

Activity#

Mens D (DH)....................Mondays.......... 22........................$975............#7142 Mens D (DH)....................Wednesdays.. 22........................$975............#7143 Womens...........................Thursdays....... 10+ playoffs....$650............#7144 Womens (DH).................Thursdays....... 22........................$975............ #7145 Co-Rec 11/12” (DH).....Tuesdays.......... 20.......................$925............#7146 Co-Rec 11/12” (DH).....Fridays.............. 20.......................$925............ #7147 Mens (5-5-5)....................Fridays.............. 20.......................$525............#7148

A new way to play softball. Team #1 of 5 players bats for 3 outs while Team #2 of 5 players plays the infield and Team #3 of 5 players plays outfield and catcher. Once 3 outs are recorded, the teams switch places. Games are 5 innings.

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adult programs Rosemaling Learn painting techniques and history of a traditional Norwegian art. Beginner to intermediate levels. Beginners will purchase supplies after first class; intermediates should bring supplies and projects. Class held at Westwood Middle School, room 164. Registration deadline is one week before class begins. Max. 20. Instructor: Kathy Johnson. Session 1: Mondays, January 28-March 18...................$26 RES; $29 NR (no class February 18 & March 11) 7-9:30pm.......................................................................Activity #7122 Session 2: Mondays, April 1-May 13..................................$26 RES; $29 NR (no class April 22) 7-9:30pm.......................................................................Activity #7123

The Spring Lake Park-BlaineMounds View Fire Department offers community classes in CPR and First Aid. For information and to register visit

SBMFire.com 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 (September - May) at 5:30PM at Blaine City Hall. Interested individuals are invited to attend a meeting and participate in events. Call 763-785-6164 for more information.

Artist Gatherings

Art Exhibits

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

The Blaine Arts Council schedules Monthly art exhibits at Blaine City Hall in the atrium. The exhibit is open daily from 8AM to 8PM.

Tuesdays, on-going............................................................. 5pm

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December 2018................................BAC Members Show January..................................................Photography (open) February.................................................................................TBD March............................................................ Sunshine Artists April..................................................... Teen Art Competition May...................................................................Rise Art Speaks June.........................................................................................TBD July...........................................................................................TBD August............................................. World of Plants (open) September............................................................................TBD October................................... Autumn Inspiration (open) November...................................................Artists del Norte December...........................................BAC Members Show

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adult programs Beginning Ballroom Dance

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

We will cover five Ballroom Dances: Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Cha Cha and Rumba. Foxtrot is an easy social dance that progresses around the floor. Waltz is a beautiful versatile dance that you can use to sail across the Ballroom or that you can keep very simple and stationary for a romantic wedding dance. Tango is a passionate, stylish and dramatic dance. Cha Cha is a fast, fun and flirty Latin dance while Rumba is a slow, beautiful and sensual Latin dance. We will focus on the basic steps and character of each dance, as well some fun patterns and variations. Max. 6. Saturdays, January 19-February 23............ $45 RES; $49 NR 10-11am ....................................................................... Activity #7124

Zumba® & Zumba Gold® Love to Dance? Join the Party! This specialty course is designed for those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle or the older active adult. Zumba® fitness is for everyone, all shapes and sizes and just about any age. This class allows you to have fun while safely losing pounds and inches. With Zumba®, the fun comes first, and the physical benefits follow. Zumba Gold® is like a basic Zumba® class with lower impact. Max 25.

Melt Method Classes are held at Body Sense Pilates and Wellness

Zumba®

Studio. (10761 University Ave NE, Blaine). It is located at the corner of 109th and University Ave.

Thursdays, 8-8:45pm...................... $30 RES; $33 NR/session Session 1: January 10-Feb 7................................Activity #7125 Session 2: February 14 -March 14.....................Activity #7126 Session 3: March 21-April 18...............................Activity #7127

Reduce Chronic Pain and Feel Fantastic!

Zumba Gold® Wednesdays, 7:45-8:30pm........... $30 RES; $33 NR/session Session 1: January 9-February 6.......................Activity #7128 Session 2: February 13- March 13.....................Activity #7129 Session 3: March 20-April 17...............................Activity #7130

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 Jazzercise.com or call Luanna at 763-706-8725 or text 763-438-9365. Classes held at Sunnyside Park Building. Register online at Jazzercise.com or at the door. Tuesdays & Thursdays...........................................................6-7pm Saturdays.................................................................................... 8-9am Ongoing, year-round...................................................$40/month

The MELT Method is a simple self-treatment technique that is designed to reduce chronic pain and help you stay healthy, youthful and active for a lifetime. We will begin by using foam rollers and small treatment balls to stimulate the results of massage therapy allowing you to move into your deeper connective tissue. Learn to eliminate stuck stress before it accumulates causing chronic aches and pains along with unwanted signs of aging. Reduce inflammation, ease chronic neck and low back strain, improve your alignment, rebalance your nervous system and reduce stress and tension keeping your whole body feeling great at any age. This class is taught by certified instructor Bridget Dunn. Max 10. 8-Week Sessions ....................................... $100/session Tuesdays, March 5-April 23 8:15-9:15am ...................................................Activity #7131 Thursdays, March 7-April 25 9-10am ............................................................Activity #7132 Saturdays, March 9-April 27 10:15-11:15am ...............................................Activity #7133

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

Twins Cities Sight Seeing Tour

The Highwaymen

the Ames Center in Burnsville Perhaps the greatest country music super group in history, the Highwaymen: Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, traveled the world performing country music to millions of fans. This music tribute show is full of upbeat, honky-tonk hits like “Ring of Fire,” “Dukes of Hazard,” and “On the Road Again.” We have reserved great seats on the main floor for the 2PM show. Trip includes: motor coach, concert ticket, and a treat on the bus on the return. Please register by January 4. No refunds after January 4. Sunday, January 20....................................................................... $67 12;30-5:30pm..............................................................Activity #7027

MN Orchestra Concert and Lunch

Grab a special someone and spoil yourself for a special Valentine’s day trip. Minneapolis is beautiful, especially from a warm bus seat in February! This 4 hour trip of Minneapolis and St. Paul will include guided sightseeingthe Mississippi Riverfront, Sculpture Garden, Stone Arch Bridge, St Anthony Falls sports stadiums and more. A light lunch and drink will be served at the Urban Growlerthe first female owned brewery in the cities. Dessert will be at Candyland, it’s been in operation in St. Paul since 1932 and has an interesting history with the mob. They are known for their popcorn and chocolate. Trip includes, Motor Coach, guided tour, lunch, a pint of beer or soda, and dessert. Must be 21 to register. Register by Feb 1. No refunds after February 1. Friday, February 15........................................................................ $84 8:45am-2:15pm........................................................... Activity #7136

Como Zoo Conservatory and Keg and Case Market

Beginning with the mysterious opening of Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto and culminating with the heroic brass fanfare of Strauss’ tone poem, the Minnesota Orchestra illuminates the symphonic wizardry of these legendary composers. We’ll arrive at Orchestra Hall a bit early to enjoy complimentary coffee and a donut. The show runs from 11AM to approximately 1PM with an intermission. When the show is done we’ll hop on the bus for a very short ride for our lunch stop at Rock Bottom Brewery. Please indicate choice of lunch when you register: Fish & Chips, Chicken Waldorf Salad, or Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich. Lunch comes with coffee, tea or soda. Please register by January 10. No refunds after January 10.

Get rid of the mid-winter blues by taking a trip to the tropics. Join us for a trip to the Como Zoo Conservatory. The spring flower show will be in bloom with beautiful flowers and wonderful smells. At the Conservatory we’ll have a guided tour, as well as time to soak up the warmth and beauty on your own. We’ll then head to Keg and Case, located on the historic grounds of the iconic Schmidt Brewery. Keg and Case West 7th Market is a culinary and retail marketplace — a true community hub for the Twin Cities. Keg and Case is St. Paul’s most exciting eating and drinking project since beer was first brewed here in 1855! Inside the market you’ll find a combination of chef-driven restaurants, craft beer and a uniquely curated market brimming with an eclectic mix of regional goods. Lunch is on your own. Register by March 5. No refunds after March 5.

Thursday, February 7................................................................... $78 9:15am-2:30pm........................................................... Activity #7135

Wednesday, March 20................................................................. $46 8:40am-3pm................................................................ Activity #7137

Orchestra Hall

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

St. Croix Casino Turtle lake

8:45am-4:30pm................................................................$7 Wednesday, February 13................... Activity #7149

Treasure Island Casino Red Wing

Mondays, 8:30am-4:30pm $7 ($3 food coupon) March 11.................................................... Activity #7139 May 20........................................................Activity #7140

Mystic Lake Casino Prior lake

8:30am-4:30pm................................................................$7 Wednesday, April 17............................ Activity #7141

Mamma Mia! Chanhassen Dinner Theater Great food and a delightful musical, this trip to the Chanhassen is not to miss. One mom, one daughter, three possible dads, and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia a guaranteed smash hit for your entire family! Register by March 12. No refunds after March 12. Wednesday, April 10.....................................................................$88 11:40am-4:30pm........................................................ Activity #7138

Across Country Tours presents: Arizona “Springtime in the Desert” Featuring 5 Nights Tucson, 5 Nights Scottsdale, and 1 Night in Flagstaff (16 night’s accommodations with luggage handling. Highlights include: Old West City of Tombstone including Boot Hill, Tucson City Tour, San Xavier Mission, Sonora Desert Museum, Sabino Canyon Tram Tour, Historic Old Town Scottsdale, Phoenix area Tour, Apache Trail with Tortilla Flats, Dolly Steamboat narrated Cruise on Canyon Lake, Opry Musical Show and Dinner, Flea Market and more! March 7-23 $3,895/person single $2,895/person double $2,795/person triple/quad

Dakota Gambler and the Black Hills Featuring: 4 nights’ accommodations: 2 nights Royal River 1st and 4th nights, 2 nights Deadwood Gulch 2nd and 3rd nights. Highlights: Wall Drug stop and viewing of parts of Badlands National Park, Mount Rushmore National Monument. Receive $80.00 in slot play ($50.00 at Royal River -$30.00 match play at Deadwood Gulch Casino Resort) free Wine & Cheese social upon arrival. Slot Tournament in Deadwood & free drinks while gaming there. Receive $35.00 in meal coupons at Deadwood Gulch Casino Resort. Includes: two breakfasts and two dinners at Royal River, professional tour manager. May 20-24 $599/person single $429/person double $409/person triple/quad Across Country Tours Travel Show to be held at the Mary Ann Young Senior Center on Wednesday, January 23 at 11AM. Registration requested. Trip itineraries available at City Hall or Mary Ann Young Senior Center.

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community outings

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May 16-19, 2019 & September 5 - 8, 2019

Rhine River Cruise

Iceland

Land of Fire & Ice

Ireland

The Emerald Isle May 14 - 24, 2019 & September 29 - October 9, 2019

New England Fall Foliage Adventure September 29 - October 5, 2019 & October 6 - 12, 2019

Nova Scotia & The Maritimes

Alaska

With Cape Breton

July 29 - August 5, 2019

September 9 - 16, 2019

Iceland

Savannah, Charleston

October 5 - 11, 2019

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Northern Lights

June 8 - 14, 2019

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Aboard the Amadeus Silver II

May 23 - June 2, 2019

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August 18 - 30, 2019

Danube River Cruise

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senior center Mary Ann Young Senior Center Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm 9150 Central Avenue NE, Blaine, MN 55434, 763-786-9375

Director: Shelley Johnson Coordinator: Ann Genosky Food Handler: Kristeen Kirchoff Custodian: Jim Grant

The Mary Ann Young Senior Center is located by Aquatore Park just off Highway 65 and Cloverleaf Parkway. As a focal point for seniors, the center’s staff and volunteers offer a dynamic variety of programs and social events throughout the year. The Senior Dining Program offers Noon meals at a suggested donation of $4.00 for people age 60 and over, and a cost of $7.00 for those under age 60. Please call three days in advance to register for the Noon meal. Van service is available for residents of Blaine to transport participants to and from the senior center for a cost of just $1.50 round trip. Stop by and visit the center during scheduled hours, or call 763786-9375 for further information.

Ongoing Programs Mondays: Penny Bingo; Health Insurance Counseling; Sing-a-long (2nd Monday at 11:15); Garden Club (2nd Monday); Quilting (last Monday) Tuesdays: Wii Bowling, Line Dancing, “500” Cards, “T.O.P.S.”, Woodcarving, Legal Service (first Tuesdays.) Live 2B Healthy Fitness Class; knitting group Wednesdays: Wood Carving Class, Hand & Foot Cards, Monthly Birthday Party (last Wednesday), Evening Line Dance, Mah Jongg, Computer Lab (1st Wednesday) Thursdays: Bridge, Educational Sessions, Movie Day (Monthly), Defensive Driving Classes, Evening Line Dancing, Senior Fitness; Activity meeting (Monthly) Fridays: Plastic Canvas Class, Foot Care, Scrabble, Cribbage, Senior Fitness, and Novel Nook (Monthly) Saturdays: Line Dance - varied levels, Cribbage League (seasonal) Sundays: North Country Jamboree -Enjoy live classic country music the 3rd Sunday of the month, Metro Woodcarving (2nd Sunday at 2PM) **The Volunteers of America Senior Nutrition Program provides nutritious, delicious, well-balanced meals Monday through Friday at noon. Call the Senior Center at least three business days in advance to register for lunch.

Plan Your Move

Scams & Fraud

Learn about getting your home ready, Get Inspired and Organize your next step, Declutter your home, What to expect from a home inspection. All these tips and more will be presented on Thursday, February 28 at 10:30AM. A team of three experts will take you through valuable tips on getting your home ready to sell. Advanced registration is requested.

Gordon Solo from Legal Aid will lead this power point presentation providing information on past and present scams and frauds and how to protect yourselves from it happening to you! Knowledge is a good thing and can keep you safer and less likely to be taken advantage of. Register in advance to attend this March event. Date: TBD Call for date.

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senior center January

February

De-Decorating Day

Pre-Superbowl Party!

Refreshments will be served, come join the fun!

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

Wednesday, January 2, 9am

Jim Hensen and the Muppets Wednesday, January 9, 11am

North Metro TV Studio Manager Eric Houston will use rare photographs and clips to take you on a tour of Jim Henson’s work, including the birth of the Muppets. You’ll see rare Muppet commercials, clips from Jim’s most famous and most obscure movies and TV shows, and even get a look at Sam and Friends, the very first Muppet show!

Friday, February 1, 11am

Income Tax Assistance Specified Mondays

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

Piano Music Sing-a-Long

WHEEL OF FORTUNE with prizes!

Senior Center Advisory Council Mtg

Valentine Celebration

Monday, January 14, 11:15am

Thursday, January 17, 4pm

Winter Wonderland Week of Fun Tuesday, January 22 9am to Noon – Wii Bowling Tournament 1pm – “500” Card Tournament Fee is $1.50/person. Thursday, January 24 1pm – Cribbage Tournament Registration with your partner is required by January 18. Fee is $2/person. Monday, January 28 1pm – Prize/Nickel Bingo

Piano Music Sing-a-Long

Second Monday of the month at 11:15am January 14 February 11 March 11 April 8

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Wednesday, February 13, 11:15am Thursday, February 14, 11am

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

Travel Show

Wednesday, February 20, 11am Landmark Tours will present 2019 full colored catalogs and details about all trips offered by Landmark Tours airfare trips.

Monthly Birthday Parties Celebrate with our honorees the last Wednesday of each month with entertainment at 11AM, a meal at noon and 1PM prize bingo. Advanced lunch reservations are required. Everyone is invited!

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senior center March

April

St. Patrick’s Day Party

Green Book Fair

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

Load up on books to read and feel free to bring in those you have finished. Take home as many books as you like, limit of 20 donated books, no donations necessary. Free! (Call in early April for date of Book Fair.)

Thursday, March 14, 11am

Income Tax Assistance Specified Mondays

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

DATE TBD, 9am-noon

Income Tax Assistance

Specified Mondays through April 15 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Senior Dining Volunteer Appreciation Party Tuesday, April 16, 11am

March Madness Week Monday, March 18 1pm – Prize/Penny Bingo Tuesday, March 19 9am to Noon – Mini Wii Bowling Tournament 1pm – “500” Card Tournament Fee is $1.50/person. Thursday, March 21 1pm – Cribbage Tournament Registration with your partner is required by March 15. Fee is $2/person.

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

Property Tax Assistance

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

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

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

Defensive Driving Classes These four hour refresher classes are held Monthly on specified Thursdays from 10:30AM - 3PM with a half hour lunch break, which is available at the Senior Center. These classes fill 6-8 weeks in advance, so register early! The cost is just $15 for AARP members and $20 for non AARP members. Advanced registration and payment are required for the class and lunch.

Class dates: January 10, February 7, March 7, April 4 & May 2

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

How to Register 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 to: Blaine Parks and Recreation 10801 Town Square Drive NE Blaine MN 55449

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, 8AM to 4:30PM. No phone registrations.

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 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.

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 (Monday - Friday, 8AM-4:30PM) parents or participants may call the Parks and Recreation office at 763-785-6164.

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

HELP END PARK VANDALISM 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.

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.

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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 33 for more information. All other shelters are first-come, first-served.

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community information Participant Code of Conduct

Park Board Meetings

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.

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

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

Area Youth Athletic Associations Blaine Area Little League BA-LittleLeague.org Baseball for boys and girls ages 4-15. Blaine Backcourt Club BlaineBengalBasketball.com In-house and traveling basketball program for boys and girls grades 2-8 serving the Blaine High School attendance area. Blaine Youth Lacrosse BlaineYouthLacrosse.com Boys and girls lacrosse Blaine Soccer Club 763-717-3888 or BlaineSoccer.org In-house and traveling soccer for boys and girls ages 3-19. Blaine Traveling Baseball SodervilleBlaine.org Baseball for boys ages 10-15. Blaine Youth Football Association BlaineYouthFootball.org Serving the Blaine High School attendance area. Blaine Youth Hockey Association BYHA.org In-house and traveling program for boys and girls ages 5-15 serving the Blaine High School attendance area. Blaine Youth Volleyball BlaineVolleyball.com JO and Recreational volleyball for girls in the Blaine area.

Centennial Lakes Little League CentennialLakesLittleLeague.org Baseball program for youth ages 5-18 serving the Centennial High School attendance area. Centennial Soccer Club CentennialSoccer.org In-house and traveling program for serving the Centennial High School attendance area for ages 5-19. Centennial Basketball Association CentennialBBall.org In-house and traveling program serving the Centennial High School attendance area for grades 2-8. Centennial Youth Hockey Association CentennialHockey.org In-house and traveling programs serving the Centennial High School attendance area for ages 5-15. Spring Lake Park Basketball Club PantherBasketball.org Traveling and rec basketball programs serving the Spring Lake Park High School attendance area for grades 2-8. Spring Lake Park Panther Youth Football Association PantherYouthFootball.org Serving the Spring Lake Park High School attendance area. Spring Lake Park Youth Hockey Association SLPYHA.org In-house and traveling program serving the Spring Lake Park High School attendance area for ages 4-15.

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M/F

D.O.B.

Grade

DATE:_______________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________ SIGNATURE

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.

Participant’s First & Last Name

State

Zip

Phone #2

Phone #1

www.blaineparks.com

Signature:

Card #:

( ) Cash

( ) Check

( ) VISA

( ) MasterCard

PLEASE ENTER PAYMENT TYPE:

Exp. Date:

( ) Discover

________________________________________________________________

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LIST ANY DISABILITY, ALLERGY OR SPECIAL NEEDS CONCERNS:

Activity Number

MAX:

Rec’d By:

Date:

Fee Paid:

TOTAL OFFICE USE ONLY

Fee

___________________________________________________

Activity Name

E-mail Address:

City

First Name of Parent/Guardian (if under 18)

Emergency Contact Name & Phone (if different from above)

Address

Parks & Recreation Office: 763-785-6164

10801 Town Square Drive NE, Blaine, MN 55449

PARKS & RECREATION ACTIVITY REGISTRATION FORM

Family Last Name

City of Blaine Parks & Recreation Department


picnic shelters Picnic Shelters

Aquatore, Lakeside Commons, & Town Square Park Our picnic shelters can be rented for groups of up to 200 people. These shelters are perfect for graduation parties, family reunions, team picnics, birthday parties, and more! For picnic shelter reservations and other park information, please call the Park and Recreation Department at 763-785-6164 or visit our website at BlaineParks.com.

Reservations for 2019 will be accepted beginning on the following dates: Residents................................................................................................. February 1 Non-residents..............................................................................................March 1 To reserve, submit a park shelter use application found at BlaineParks.com or come into our office. Payment must be made at the time of reservation. See our website for park shelter policies and rules.

Aquatore Park 9191 Lincoln Street NE Amenities: • 2 shelters for groups up to 150 each • Large playground • Restroom building • Grills & electrical outlets • Softball fields • Open play space • Large shaded areas • Adjacent to Fogerty Ice Arena

Lakeside Commons Park 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

Fees (include sales tax) Resident Half Day $101.77 Resident Full Day $160.69 Non-resident Half Day $133.91 Non-resident Full Day $192.83 Daily Parking Fee (non-residents) $5/car (June 2-September 4)

$ 80.34 $139.26 $112.48 $171.40

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

Town Square Park 10802 Town Square Drive Amenities: • Shelter for groups up to 150 • Fountain • Open play space • Trails • Restrooms nearby at Blaine City Hal 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

Full Day: 9am-10pm

Groups of 150+: Refundable Special Event Deposit Fee of $250 and a non-refundable Special Event License Fee of $50. Winter/Spring 2019 • BlaineParks.com • 763-785-6164

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Show us your best shot! The 2019 Impressions of Blaine Photo Contest dates are set.

IMPRESSIONS OF BLAINE

photo by Carly Ahlers, Photo of the Year, Impressions of Blaine 2018

Fall

Winter

Submission Dates: November 1-30 Finalists Announced: December 7 People’s Choice Voting: December 7-31 Winners Announced: January 5

Submission Dates: February 1-28 Finalists Announced: March 7 People’s Choice Voting: March 7-31 Winners Announced: April 5

Spring

Summer

Submission Dates: May 1-31 Finalists Announced: June 7 People’s Choice Voting: June 7-30 Winners Announced: July 6

Submission Dates: August 1-31 Finalists Announced: September 7 People’s Choice Voting: September 7-30 Winners Announced: October 5

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May 18, 2019 • 1-4PM • Town Square Park

Celebrate Diversity Food Music Art Friendship photo by Sarah Grace Photography

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

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FRESH PRODUCE - ARTISAN FOOD - FARMSTEAD PRODUCTS

Select Saturdays 9AM-1PM Indoors at Blaine City Hall 10801 Town Square Drive NE December 15- Caroling

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

January 12- Hawaiian Party

Come warm up on a chilly winter morning! We will have a tropical treat to sample and a craft for everyone to make & take.

February 9- Valentine Cookie Decorating

Decorate a sugar cookie for your sweetie (or yourself).

March 9- Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Party

In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday bring a new or gently used children’s book to the market and get a piece of birthday cake.

April 13- Come Grow With Us

Kids and adults can decorate a small pot then plant it to be your own at home farmer.

SHOPPER REWARDS - EVENTS - HANDCRAFTED ITEMS

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Parks & Recreation Connection - Winter/Spring 2019  

Program Catalog

Parks & Recreation Connection - Winter/Spring 2019  

Program Catalog