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Anoka County Snow Day..................................................2

Skating Rinks and Lessons............................................4

Earth Day Citywide Celebration....................... 31

Grand Opening Mary Ann Young Center.................. 32

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contents Community Garden................................. 3 Ice Rinks........................................................... 4 Ice Skating...................................................... 5 Events........................................................... 6-7 Dance............................................................8-9 Youth Programs..................................9-15 All Ages Programs...........................16-17 Adult Sports & Fitness................. 18-19 Community Outings......................20-22 Mary Ann Young Center.............23-25 Registration and Policies ����������������� 26 Community Information.....................27 Registration Form.................................. 28 Picnic Shelters.......................................... 29 Impressions of Blaine......................... 30 Earth Day....................................................... 31 Grand Opening Mary Ann Young Center.....................32

contacts Parks and Recreation Office 10801 Town Square Drive NE Blaine, MN 55449-8101 763-785-6164

Saturday, January 25, 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, is thrilled to be offering the 20th annual Snow Day event. Participants of all ages will have a chance to partake in a variety of winter activities, including: snowshoeing, ice fishing, kick-sledding, cross-country skiing, winter crafts, temporary tattoos, and a 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

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

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

Park Maintenance 763-785-6165

Email Recreation@BlaineMN.gov

Websites BlaineParks.com BlaineEvents.com

Blaine City Hall

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

Online Registration

BlaineParks.com/Register

Maps and Park Locations

BlaineParks.com/ParksTrails

Sponsored in part by:

2020 Summer

Employment Recreation Leader Ages 17 and Up Are you looking for that perfect summer job? If you have enthusiasm, energy, and excitement to work with kids, then this is the job for you. The City of Blaine offers 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 30; interviews will take place in early April. For more information, visit BlaineParks.com or call 763-785-6164.


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; halfplots 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: December 2 - February 14............................................Returning gardeners from 2019 in good standing, requesting their same plot February 18 - 21.................................................................Returning gardeners requesting different plots February 24 - February 28.....................................New resident gardeners March 2 - Full.....................................................New non-resident gardeners

REGULAR PLOTS HALF-PLOTS (15X20) (limited number - 15x10) Resident.................................................................... $75 Resident....................................................................$50 Senior Resident (55+).........................................$65 Senior Resident (55+).........................................$40 Non-resident..........................................................$85 Non-resident..........................................................$60 RAISED BEDS (4X8) Resident............................................................................ $40 Senior Resident (55+)..................................................$30 Non-resident...................................................................$50 All rental fees include tax.

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Skating Rinks Outdoor Lighted Ice Skating Rinks with supervised warming houses

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 20.

Warming House Hours

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

Quincy Park

Small Hockey/General Rink 10601 Quincy Boulevard

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

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

For updated ice skating information, visit BlaineParks.com/SkatingRinks

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 6. Make-up day February 8 if needed. Saturdays, January 11 - February 1.............. $28 RES; $31 NR Lexington Athletic Complex 10-10:30am...................................................................Activity #7551 10:35-11:05am.............................................................Activity #7552

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 6. Make-up day February 8 if needed. Saturdays, January 11 - February 1............. $28 RES; $31 NR Lexington Athletic Complex 11:10-11:40am.............................................................Activity #7553

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. Register by January 6. Make-up day February 8 if needed. Those enrolling in this program must register with two individuals and receive approval from the office by calling the Parks and Recreation Office at 763-717-2724. Saturdays, January 11 - February 1 Semi-Private...................................$51 RES; $57 NR (per child) Lexington Athletic Complex 11:45am-12:15pm.......................................................Activity #7554 12:15-12:45pm.............................................................Activity #7555 12:45-1:15pm (if 12:15pm class fills).................. Activity #7556

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Special Events

Teen Art Show Painting • Drawing • Pastel • Photography • 3D • Digital Illustration

March 30 - April 27 at Blaine City Hall The Blaine Arts Council invites local teens to participate in the 14th annual Teen Art Show. Showcase your talent and have your artwork on display at Blaine City Hall. Prizes will be awarded. • 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 Parks and Recreation Office at Blaine City Hall, 10801 Town Square Drive NE between the hours of 8AM-4:30PM from March 18 - 27. • 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 found at BlaineEvents.com/TeenArtShow. • Awards will be presented in each category and Best of Show. Artists will be notified via email of their awards. • Awards presentation on April 21 at 6PM in Cloverleaf Room A at Blaine City Hall. • Art will be on display from March 30 - April 27 at Blaine City Hall. • Art must be picked up by Noon on April 29. Questions? Email jhandt@blainemn.gov or call 763-717-2724. BlaineEvents.com/TeenArtShow

Children's Art Workshop Saturday, April 18, 10-11;30am 10-11;30am $5/child - Ages 8-10 Registration Required - Activity # 7492

The Blaine Arts Council is celebrating Children’s Art Month by inviting area youth to Blaine City Hall to create a masterpiece under the guidance of professional artists. Children will create an original work of art using provided supplies. Artwork will be displayed at city hall in April for public viewing. Limited to 20 participants. Projects will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Parents must stay with their children. Questions? Email jhandt@blainemn.gov or call 763-717-2724. BlaineEvents.com/ChildrensArtWorkshop

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Special Events

Super Hero Party Friday, February 28.................... 6:30-8pm $10 RES; $11 NR.................Activity #7487 ages 10 and under with a parent/adult Come join us for the Super Hero Party. Children can dress up like their favorite super hero and fly around trying activities which include: carnival games, crafts, face painting, tattoos, coloring sheets, all with the super hero theme. There will also be a few super heroes walking around for pictures and a photo backdrop for some additional photos. Do not forget your camera. Refreshments provided. Max 150. Event held at Blaine City Hall. Register by February 24 or until spaces fill.

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For families with children ages 10 & under Enjoy a continental breakfast, craft time, and pictures with the bunny. Do not 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. Staff 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 4 ....................................................$10 RES; $11 NR 9am.................................................................................. Activity #7488 10am................................................................................ Activity #7489 11am................................................................................ Activity #7490 noon................................................................................Activity #7491

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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. 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. The 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 15-February 19...................Activity #7493 Session 2: March 4-April 8...................................Activity #7494

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 15-February 19...................Activity #7495 Session 2: March 4-April 8.................................. Activity #7496 Ages 4 & 5 Wednesdays.................................................................. 6:30-7:05pm Session 1: January 15-February 19...................Activity #7497 Session 2: March 4-April 8.................................. Activity #7498 Ages 3 to 5 Saturdays......................................................................9:30-10:05am Session 1: January 18-February 22..................Activity #7499 Session 2: March 7-April 11................................. Activity #7500

ages 4 to 6

QC Dance Studio.................................................$50 RES; $55 NR Wednesdays...................................................................5:55-6:30pm Session 1: January 15-February 19...................Activity #7501 Session 2: March 4-April 8.................................. Activity #7502

Hip Hop

ages 7 & up Students will learn the latest styles of dance through body isolations, funky-styled steps, and contemporary moves to the latest approved pop and hip hop music. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. Max 15. Registration deadline is one week before session begins. QC Dance Studio.................................................$50 RES; $55 NR Wednesdays................................................................... 7:10-7:45pm Session 1: January 15-February 19.................. Activity #7503 Session 2: March 4-April 8.................................. Activity #7504

Jo Jo Bow Camp ages 3 to 7

Wear your biggest bow and join us for fun. Participants will dance to Jo Jo songs, play games, and make a craft. Register by January 11. Max 15. Saturday, January 18.........................................$20 RES; $22 NR 12-1:30pm.................................................................... Activity #7506

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. Saturday, February 8.........................................$20 RES; $22 NR 12-1:30pm.....................................................................Activity #7507

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Dance Twirl-to-a-Tea Party ages 3 to 7

We have set the table for fun at this fancy dancing tea party. Dancers will love to be our guest in this Twirl-to-a-Tea Party dance class. This elegant bash includes dancing, themed craft, and activities. Register by February 29. Max 15. Saturday, March 7...............................................$20 RES; $22 NR 12-1:30pm.................................................................... Activity #7505

Mighty Minis Camp ages 3 to 7

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 28............................................$20 RES; $22 NR 12-1:30pm.................................................................... Activity #7508

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 will 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 4, 2019 for winter session and July28, 2019 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.

Free Demonstration Classes DATE: Saturdays, January 4 OR March 21 at Blaine City Hall, Cloverleaf Room B Fridays, January 10 OR March 27 at Sunnyside Park Building TIME: 10-10:45am

Class Schedule WINTER: Saturdays, January 11 - March 14 at Blaine City Hall, Cloverleaf Room B

Spring Cookie Decorating

ages 10 and under & parent/adult 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 26...............................$10 RES; $11 NR 5:30-6:15pm.................................................. Activity #7509 6:30-7:15pm...................................................Activity #7510

Fridays, January 17 - March 20 at Sunnyside Park Building

SPRING: Saturdays, March 28 - May 30 at Blaine City Hall, Cloverleaf Room B

Fridays, April 3 - June 5 at Sunnyside Park Building

TIME: 9:30-10:15am OR 10:30-11:15am FEE:

$189 1st child; $104 each additional child under 8 months free with a registered sibling

Register only at MusicTogetherClasses.org or by phone at 651-439-4219. Registration will not be accepted at the Parks and Recreation office.

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Youth Programs Skyhawks Basketball Camp ages 4 to 10

Super Tots uses age-appropriate games to engage kids in sports. These classes focus on dribbling, shot technique, passing, and teamwork. Adjustable hoops and appropriately sized basketballs are used to always provide just the right amount of challenge. Participants should bring appropriate clothing, a water bottle, and gym shoes. Max 14. Program held at Centennial Elementary school. No programs March 14. ages 2 to 3, 9-9:30am...................................................................$49 1: Saturdays, January 25-February 15........... Activity #7604 2: Saturdays, February 29-March 28............. Activity #7605 ages 3 to 4, 9:40-10:10am...........................................................$49 1: Saturdays, January 25-February 15........... Activity #7520 2: Saturdays, February 29-March 28............. Activity #7603

This fun, skill-intensive program is designed for the beginning player. Using a curriculum that is built on a progression, staff focuses 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. No programs March 14. ages 4 to 6, 10:20-11:20am.........................................................$69 1: Saturdays, January 25-February 15............. Activity #7511 2: Saturdays, February 29 - March 28.............Activity #7512 ages 5 to 7, 11:30am-12:30pm....................................................$69 1: Saturdays, January 25-February 15.............Activity #7513 2: Saturdays, February 29 - March 28.............Activity #7514 ages 5 to 7, 1-2pm...........................................................................$69 1: Saturdays, January 25-February 15...........Activity #7606 2: Saturdays, February 29-March 28............. Activity #7607 ages 8 to 10, 2:15-3:15pm............................................................$69 1: Saturdays, January 25-February 15.............Activity #7515 2: Saturdays, February 29 - March 28.............Activity #7516

Skyhawks Super Tots T-Ball Camp

Skyhawks T-Ball Camp

ages 2 to 4

ages 4 to 6

Super Tots uses age-appropriate games to teach the sport of baseball and introduce fundamental skills. The goal is to build fitness, muscle coordination, baseball fundamentals, and create a love of the game. Adjustable tees and balls are provided. Please bring a glove and a water bottle. Max 14. Program held at Airport Park field 2. Tuesdays, April 28 - May 19 ages 2 to 3, 5:15-5:45pm, $49..............................Activity #7521 ages 3 to 4, 6-6:30pm, $49...................................Activity #7522

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 20. Program held at Airport Park field 2. Tuesdays, April 28-May 19.........................................................$69 6:45-7:45pm................................................................Activity # 7517

Skyhawks Super Tots Soccer Camp

Skyhawks Soccer Camp

Super Tots uses age-appropriate games to engage kids in sports. The goal of this class is to develop kicking, running control, and dribbling. It also teaches listening and following instructions. The class uses a variety of fun games with lots of physical activity. Bring a water bottle and running shoes. Max 14. Program held at Lexington Athletic Complex field 2. Thursdays, April 30-May 21 ages 2 to 3, 5:15-5:45pm, $49..............................Activity #7523 ages 3 to 4, 6-6:30pm, $49...................................Activity #7524

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. Thursdays, April 30-May 21 ages 4 to 6........................................................................................$69 6:45-7:45pm.................................................................Activity #7518

Skyhawks Super Tots Basketball Camp ages 2 to 4

ages 2 to 4

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ages 4 to 6

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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 25-February 29........... $60 RES; $66 NR 1-1:45pm...................................................................... Activity #7549

Beginning Guitar ages 10 & up

Dust off that guitar. These 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 25-February 29 ......... $60 RES; $66 NR 2-2:45pm...................................................................... Activity #7550

Home Alone Safety Class ages 8 to 10

There is no magic age at which children develop the maturity and good sense needed to stay alone. This class will help prepare them to be alone for short periods of time, before or after school or while you run errands. Programs include home safety, kitchen safety, first aid, digital safety, phone skills, fire safety, escape plans, what to do in severe weather, healthy snack ideas, appropriate nonscreen time activities, and more. Lunch, snacks, and handouts provided. Class is a partnership with the Blaine Police and , Parks and Recreation Departments and the Spring Lake Park-BlaineMounds View Fire Department. Class held at Fire Station 3, 11920 Ulysses Street NE. Max 25. Monday, March 16.............................................9am-4pm $30................................................................Activity #7600

For All Families at Target Center

Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and his pals for a high-octane ride in Disney on Ice presents Road Trip Adventures. Exciting twists and turns await as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy embark on a wild ride to your favorite Disney Destinations. Travel with Moana to the sun-soaked Motunui, set off on a safari to Pride Lands with Simba. Discover a whole new world as you are swept up in Aladdin’s princely parade. Play at a larger-thanlife carnival with Woody and Forky. Join us for a fun-filled getaway jam-packed with unexpected hijinks and up close character interaction. Tickets are lower level seating. Transportation is not provided. You will be notified when tickets arrive at the Park and Recreation office. Register by February 28. Max 50. Sunday, March 15, 1pm $47 RES; $51 NR (24 Months & up)................. Activity #7601

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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 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

Ninja Zone Clinics

Camptastic is a great place for children to stay active and enjoy time with friends when they have days off from school. Kids will participate in a wide variety of activities including open gym, crafts, interactive games, science experiments, Ninja obstacles, snack time, and more. The gym features trampolines, climbing ropes, bars, beams, expansive spring floor space, foam pits, a warped wall, a rock climbing wall, a tumble track, and more. For these camps children may bring a lunch or purchase one at the time of drop off. Please also have them bring a book with each day as they will have some silent reading time. An annual online waiver is required for participation and must be completed by each child’s parent or guardian. Registration deadline is one week prior to camp day. Max 5. Sign up for any or all days.

Come test your strength and agility. Ninja Zone is a combination of gymnastics, martial arts, obstacle course training, and freestyle movement. Ninja sport includes flips, rolls, and kicks that are designed to help improve total body coordination, build strength, and improve agility. Kids will learn Ninja Zone by utilizing trampolines, a warped wall, Ninja Zone obstacles, bars, climbing ropes, foam pits, and more. An annual online waiver is required for participation and must be completed by each child’s parent or guardian at JamHops.com/NinjaClinics. Max 10. Registration deadline is one week prior to each class.

ages 5 - 12

8:30am-4:30pm......................................................................$40/day Thursday, January 2.................................................Activity #7534 Friday, January 3.......................................................Activity #7535 Monday, January 20................................................ Activity #7536 Monday, February 17...............................................Activity #7525 Tuesday, February 18............................................. Activity #7526 Friday, March 13.........................................................Activity #7527 Monday, March 16................................................... Activity #7528 Tuesday, March 17................................................... Activity #7529 Wednesday, March 18........................................... Activity #7530 Thursday, March 19..................................................Activity #7531 Friday, March 20........................................................Activity #7532 Friday, April 10............................................................Activity #7533

ages 6 to 15

Saturdays, 6-7:30pm.......................................................$32/clinic January 25...................................................................Activity #7537 February 15................................................................ Activity #7538 March 21.......................................................................Activity #7539 April 18......................................................................... Activity #7540

Nerf Night at Jam Hops ages 8 to 14

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 the fun equipment; trampolines, bars, beams, foam pits, a tumble trak, climbing ropes, a warped wall, a rock climbing wall, and so much more. Nerf guns and protective eye wear are provided. 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. Saturdays, 7:30-10pm.............. $22/1 child; $30/2 children; $35/3 or more/session (must be from the same family) January 25...................................................................Activity #7541 February 15.................................................................Activity #7542 March 21.......................................................................Activity #7543 April 18..........................................................................Activity #7544 If registering more than one child, please call the Parks and Recreation office at 763-785-6164.

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Youth Programs Movie Night at Jam Hops ages k & up

Tae Kwon Do

Movie nights are fun for children in kindergarten and older. Kids get to play in the gym, meet new friends, watch a movie on our big screen wall projector, and have a snack. Gymnastics instructors will make sure they have a great time! Bring pillows and blankets to get comfortable during the movie. There will also be open gym time on all the fun equipment; trampolines, bars, beams, foam pits, a tumble trak, climbing ropes, a warped wall, a 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.

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.

Saturdays, 7:30-10pm.............. $22/1 child; $30/2 children; $35/3 or more/session (must be from the same family)

ages 5 to 7 & parent/adult $45 RES; $50 NR per parent/child

January 25...................................................................Activity #7545 February 15................................................................ Activity #7546 March 21.......................................................................Activity #7547 April 18......................................................................... Activity #7548 If registering more than one child, please call the Parks and Recreation office at 763-785-6164.

Session 1............................Mondays, January 6-March 2 (no class January 20; February 17) 6:15-6:45pm.....................................................Activity #7559 Session 2.............................Mondays, March 23 - May 18 6:15-6:45pm.................................................... Activity #7560 ages 8 to 12 & 13 to adult $75 RES; $83 NR Session 1................................... Mondays & Wednesdays, January 6-March 4 (no class January 20; February 17) ages 8-12, 6:45-8pm....................................Activity #7561 ages 13 & up, 8-9:15pm..............................Activity #7563 Session 2................................... Mondays & Wednesdays, March 23 - May 20 ages 8-12, 6:45-8pm....................................Activity #7562 ages 13 & up, 8-9:15pm..............................Activity #7564

Babysitting Class ages 11 & up

Learn to be responsible babysitters by examining safety guidelines, child development, finding jobs, rates, and first aid. Hands-on experience with diapers and bottle-feeding are included. Participants receive a packet of materials and certificates are awarded to all students who successfully demonstrate the skills during the class. Bring a doll, lunch, and beverage. Must turn age 11 by the date of the class. Max 12. Class held at Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room A. Registration deadline is one week prior to class start date. Instructor: Joy Handt. 9-3:30pm..................................................$80 RES; $88 NR Tuesday, February 18............................. Activity #7559 Tuesday, March 10...................................Activity #7558

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Youth Programs

Welcome to Tech Academy. Minnesota premier STEM camps and classes provider. This exciting learning environment specializes in Technology (STEM) Education for children and teens ages 4-15. The camps are kid-friendly, with hands-on learning experiences, and time to experiment to foster creativity. All classes held at Blaine City Hall Sanctuary Room.

Scratch 3.0 Game Coding with Nintendo Characters grades 3 to 7

New class. This course will give a hands-on experience developing your own game using Scratch 3, a visual coding platform. Students will learn how to think like a programmer, and learn coding concepts while creating a two-dimensional game, using their favorite Nintendo characters. The first part of the class will be instructor led; with the time remaining students will have the opportunity to customize their games. Bring a USB drive, a drink, and a snack to class. Max 18. Register by January 25. Saturdays, February 1 & 8.............................. $80 RES; $88 NR 9am-noon...................................................................Activity #7483

Robotics: Jedi and Imperial Droids grades 1 to 5

Star Wars, robotics, and engineering. Using the “Micro Scout” Lego Mindstorm Robotics System’s microcomputer for the brain of the droids. Use the built-in light sensor, motor, and sound to bring our droids to life. Create familiar Star Wars droids or use the force to create droids of any design. Learn about robotics and engineering while building the base models, then customize the droids. Possible models include the micro-walker, LEGO Trainer, Starfighter, X-Walker. Please bring a drink and snack. Max 18. Register by February 28. Saturday, March 7...............................................$40 RES; $44 NR 9am-noon....................................................................Activity#7485

Engineering: Crazy Action Contraptions grades k to 3

Multiplayer Minecraft: Colosseum Builder grades 2 to 6

Become the architect of three mini-game battle arenas. Build a spleef arena, capture the flag base, and king of the hill stadium, then challenge your friends. Battle it out in spleef, plan your base in capture the flag, and have a snowball fight in king of the hill. Students will get a copy of the world map to take home and expand on. The class will be using the PC/Java Edition of Minecraft. Max 18. Register by February 7.

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 and snack daily. Max 14. Register by March 6. Saturday, March 14.............................................$40 RES; $44 NR 9am-noon................................................................... Activity#7486

Saturdays, February 15 & 22......................... $80 RES; $88 NR 9am-noon...................................................................Activity #7484

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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. Mayer Arts will teach proper technique, terminology, body awareness, and an appreciation for the arts. The 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 .

Snow Queen Musical Theater

Snow Queen Musical Theater

What happens when you venture far from your kingdom to find the truth to your icy past? Find out in this spectacular class. Students will learn music and choreography from the Frozen sequel and create 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. 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 January 24.

What happens when you venture far from your kingdom to find the truth to your icy past? Find out in this spectacular class. Learn music and choreography from the Frozen sequel and create 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. 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 January 24.

Saturdays, February 1 & 8...............................$69 RES; $79 NR 9:30am-12:30pm...................................................... Activity # 7565

Saturdays, February 1 & 8...............................$69 RES; $79 NR 1:30-4:30pm............................................................... Activity # 7566

ages 4 to 8

ages 7 to 12

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All Ages Programs Classes held at North Metro TV, 12520 Polk Street NE.

Star Trek: Behind the Scenes of the Final Frontier

Environmental Programs The City of Blaine has partnered with Wargo Nature Center to offer a variety of programs for families of all ages to experience the Blaine 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.

Go behind the scenes of the final frontier with this great class from North Metro TV Studio Manager Eric Houston. This class features dozens of fascinating facts about the Star Trek franchise as well as rare clips and videos, including the original Star Trek blooper reel, footage from the un-aired Star Trek pilot starring Jeffrey Hunter, and a scene from the rarely seen Star Trek animated series. Plus you will learn the important part Lucille Ball played in Star Trek history, see the original designs for the Enterprise, and even enjoy the musical stylings of William Shatner and Lenard Nimoy. Do not miss your chance to go where no one (well, actually, several people) has gone before with this fun and informative class. Max 10. Thursday, January 23....................................................... 6:30-8pm $10................................................................................. Activity #7569

Batman: The 1966 Television Sensation Snowshoeing all ages

This snowshoe hike through the wetlands park is suited for all ages and abilities. Snowshoes will be provided. Max 20. Saturday, February 1.........................$5/person 1-3pm.................................................Activity #7567

Fat Tire Biking 16 & older

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. Program will be held at Lochness Park. Saturday, April 4............................... $10/person (must be 16 or older) 1-3pm................................................ Activity #7568

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Biff! Bam! Pow! Batman and Robin are back in this special look at the classic television series starring Adam West and Burt Ward. This great class presented by NMTV Studio Manager Eric Houston will feature rare photos and videos that will take you back to the height of Batmania. You will learn which cast member was part of the Manhattan project, which 70s TV star almost played Batman, why there were so many Catwomen, and so much more. You will not want want to miss this class. Same bat-time, same batclassroom. Max 10. Thursday, February 27..................................................... 6:30-8pm $10..................................................................................Activity #7570

Australian Cinema: Movies from the Land Down Under

G’day, mates. Get ready to spend an hour down under with NMTV Studio Manager Eric Houston as you explore the ins and outs of Australian Cinema. You will see clips and rare photographs from Aussie classics like Crocodile Dundee, Mad Max, and Moulin Rouge, while also experiencing amazing films we guarantee you have never even heard of before. You will learn which big blockbusters and family favorite films are secretly Australian, spend time with the colorful characters and films of the Australian movie industry, and learn how Australia went from being the most prolific and innovative film producer in the world to practically not even existing for more than fifty years. It is a fascinating class you will not want to miss. Max 10. Thursday, March 26.......................................................... 6:30-8pm $10.................................................................................. Activity #7571

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All Ages 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 13-March 2......................$26 RES; $29 NR (no class January 20 & February 17) 7-9:30pm.......................................................................Activity #7572 Session 2: Mondays, March 23-April 27..........................$26 RES; $29 NR 7-9:30pm.......................................................................Activity #7573

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. For more information, visit BlaineMN.gov/BlaineArtsCouncil or call 763785-6164 for more information.

Artist Gatherings Develop your artistic skills, learn new ones or just network with other artists in a fun and supportive environment. Bring painting or drawing materials. Open to artists of all levels. No need to register, just show up. Sponsored by the Blaine Arts Council. Blaine City Hall lunchroom. Free. Tuesdays, ongoing...................................................... 5pm

Art Exhibits The Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department offers community classes in CPR and first aid. First Aid.........................................................................$35 Wednesday, March 25.................................... 6-10pm CPR................................................................................. $40 Wednesday, April 29....................................... 6-10pm For information and to register visit

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The Blaine Arts Council schedules Monthly art exhibits at Blaine City Hall in the atrium. The exhibit is open daily from 8AM to 8PM. December 2019.................................. Dennis Murnyak January............................................. Art of Photography February..................................................I “Heart” My Pet March........................................ Noth Star Water Media April.............................................................. Teen Art Show May.................................................................................... Rise

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Adult Sports & Fitness Body Sense Pilates and Wellness Studio Classes are held at Body Sense Pilates and Wellness Studio (10761 University Avenue NE, Blaine). It is located at the corner of 109th Avenue NE and University Avenue NE.

Reduce Chronic Pain and Feel Fantastic 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. 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.

Yoga Flow Build strength and flexibility and learn to manage stress through movement, breath, and relaxation. This class offers basic yoga poses with options for both experienced yogi’s and beginners. The pace is slow allowing participants to stay in poses longer. Classes taught by Bridget Dunn Certified 200HR RYT Max 8. 8-Week Sessions ..................................................... $100/session Mondays........................................................................................6-7pm Session 1: January 6-February 24 ................... Activity #7582 Session 2: March 2-April 20................................. Activity #7583 Saturdays..................................................................... 11:30-12:30pm Session 1: January 4-February 22 .................... Activity #7584 Session 2: March 7-April 25................................. Activity #7585

12-Week Sessions ....................................................$135/session Tuesdays, January 7-March 24 9-10am .........................................................................Activity #7574 Wednesdays, January 8-March 25 7-8pm .............................................................................Activity #7575 Thursdays, January 9-March 26 9-10am ........................................................................ Activity #7576 Saturdays, January 11-March 28 10:15-11:15am ............................................................Activity #7577

Intro to Pilates Reformer The reformer is a machine that consists of a sliding carriage rigged with springs, bars and straps. On this apparatus, you lie, kneel, stand, and sit to create a balanced body and strong core. The reformer kicks up the positives a mat Pilates program provides, including better back health, flexibility, and body awareness. Max 8. 8-Week Sessions ..................................................... $200/session Tuesdays........................................................................................6-7pm Session 1: January 7-February 25 .................... Activity #7578 Session 2: March 3-April 21..................................Activity #7579 Fridays....................................................................................... 10-11am Session 1: January 10-February 28 ................. Activity #7580 Session 2: March 6-April 24..................................Activity #7581

GRÜVE

ages 14 & up Keep your body, mind, and spirit movin’ and gruvin’ with this functional group fitness training call GRUVE. Simple easy to follow choreography with 30 minutes dance aerobics, 15 minutes strength training, and 15 minutes stretching. Classes held at Sunnyside Park Building. Register with Luanna at luannakoehler@gmail.com or 763-438-9365. No registrations taken at Blaine Parks and Recreation. Tuesdays & Thursdays...........................................6-7pm Sunnyside Park............................................. $50/month

Adult Volleyball Leagues Adult mens and womens volleyball leagues offered at three different levels power-officiated, intermediatenon-officiated, and fun-non-officiated. Players must be 18 years or older. Cost includes 8 matches and a single elimination playoff. Leagues are held at various district middle schools. Leagues begin January 6. Deadline to register is December 13. Register online at DiscoverCommunityEd.com. Registrations not accepted at Blaine City Hall. Womens Power..................... Mondays........... $295/team Womens Intermediate....... Mondays........... $185/team Womens Fun........................... Mondays........... $185/team Mens Power............................. Tuesdays.......... $295/team

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Adult Sports & Fitness 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

Beginning Ballroom Dance 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 dancers 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 18-February 22............ $45 RES; $49 NR 10-11am........................................................................Activity #7586

Zumba® & Zumba Gold®/ Zumba Toning Love to dance? Join the party. This specialty course is designed for those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle or the older active adult. Zumba® fitness is for everyone, all shapes, and sizes and just about any age. This class allows you to have fun while safely losing pounds and inches. With Zumba®, the fun comes first, and the physical benefits follow. Zumba Gold® is like a basic Zumba® class with lower impact. The class will be a fat burning, body shaping, fun workout. Max 25. Zumba® Thursdays, 8-8:45pm...................... $30 RES; $33 NR/session Session 1: January 9-February 6...................... Activity #7587 Session 2: February 13-March 12..................... Activity #7588 Session 3: March 19-April 16.............................. Activity #7589 Zumba Gold® Wednesdays, 7:45-8:30pm........... $30 RES; $33 NR/session Session 1: January 8-February 5...................... Activity #7590 Session 2: February 12-March 11......................Activity #7591 Session 3: March 18-April 15...............................Activity #7592

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 3. 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 20. Mens D (DH)-M............... 22 games....$975/team.....#7595 Mens D (DH)-W............... 22 games....$975/team.... #7596 Womens-TH.................. 10+ games...$650/team....#7594 Womens (DH)-TH.......... 22 games....$975/team.... #7598 Co-Rec 11/12” (DH)-T.... 20 games....$925/team.... #7599

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

Looney Lutherans in “Livin’ Lavida Lutheran”

“Music Man” at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater

The Looney Lutherans are back with more great music, crazy comedy, and lots of audience interaction. Sharing their tips for living healthier, segments include the Lutheran food wheel, the menopause medley, Lutheran yoga, and do-it-yourself beauty tips. Audience participation may be requested for an exercise routine and a fast-paced game show. Prior to the show, enjoy a lasagna lunch with bread, soup, salad, dessert, and coffee or tea. Trip includes motor coach, lunch, and ticket. Register by January 9. Max 20.

A fun and transformative story, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Follow fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize. This all despite the fact that he does not know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall. Trip includes: motor coach, play, and lunch. Dessert is on your own. Register by February 3. Max 30.

Friday, January 31.......................................................................... $70 11:15-4:15pm................................................................Activity #7402

Science Museum and Keg and Case Market Start the day with a visit to Keg and Case Market. Located on the historic grounds of the iconic Schmidt Brewery, Keg and Case is a culinary and retail marketplace. Inside the market you will find a combination of chef-driven restaurants and a uniquely curated market brimming with an eclectic mix of regional goods. We will spend 90 minutes at Keg and Case, shop, have coffee, lunch, or goodies on your own. We will then head to the MN Science Museum. Watch an Omni theater show at 2PM. Due to technical changes in the theater, the show has not been announced. The possibilities are Superpower Dogs or Ancient Caves. Check back in mid-December for the title. Shows are approximately 45 minutes. After the show we will board the bus and return home. Register by February 3. Max 28.

Wednesday, March 4.................................................................... $87 9:15am-5pm.................................................................Activity #7593

James J. Hill House and State Capitol Tour Experience first hand, history at its best, right in the heart of Saint Paul. The day starts with a tour of the James J. Hill House, recommended by many as a must see tour. Lunch will be at an interesting location in Saint Paul, and then round out the day with a guided tour of the State Capitol, including the Governor’s reception room, the court, and the house gallery. Elevators are available as you move from floor to floor. Call for more details. Thursday, April 2..................................................... Activity #7608 Time and Fee................................................................................. TBD

Wednesday, February 19..............$47 age 65+; $52 under 65 9am-4pm....................................................................... Activity #7594

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Community Outings Across Country Tours presents: Trips include deluxe motor coach and a professional tour manager. Itineraries are available at Blaine City Hall or Mary Ann Young Center. Contact Across Country Tours at 651-472-9228 or AcrossCountryTours.com for more information.

Arizona “Springtime in the Desert”

Amish Quilt Garden Tour and Back Roads Tour

Trip includes 16 nights accommodations: 5 nights in Tucson, 5 nights in Phoenix area, and 1 night in Flagstaff. Enjoy 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, Arizona Opry Musical show and dinner, Mesa Flea Market, and Old Town Albuquerque. Meals: 16 breakfasts and 4 dinners.

Imagine a million vibrant blooms planted in eye-popping quilt patterned gardens. An American Bus Association top 100 event for seven years, this trip will take you on a one-of-a-kind experience as you are welcomed by seven Amish Country communities. Enjoy a massive flea market; then take in the backroads of Indiana Amish country at the Meno-Hoff Amish Interpretive Center, Wellfield Botanical Gardens, an old fashioned store, and an Amish wedding feast. Meals: 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners.

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June 23-27

$4,195/person single $3,095/person double $2,995/person triple/quad

$1,249/person single $999/person double $979/person triple/quad

Blues, Soul, Rock, and Roll Music Tour Trip includes 10 nights accommodations, Dollywood, musical show in Smokies, Nashville guided tour including Studio B, Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Nightlife Theater, General Jackson luncheon cruise with entertainment, Opryland Hotel and Resort tour, behind-the-scenes tour of the Grand Ole Opry, Elvis Presley’s boyhood home at Graceland museum and grounds, Memphis guided tour including Sun Studio, and historic Beale Street in Memphis. Enjoy four musical shows in Branson: Pierce Arrow, Hughes Brothers, Presley’s Country Jubilee and Doug Gabriel. Meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners, and 1 choice.

Travel Show

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 11am Learn more about the 2020 tour lineup by Across Country Tours. Program held at the Mary Ann Young Center.

April 16-26 $3,195/person single $2,595/person double $2,545/person triple/quad

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All Trips Include

Travel Show Thursday, February 13, 11am Mary Ann Young Center

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Roundtrip airfare from MSP/airport greeting Quality accommodations in great locations Baggage handling at hotels Professional tour manager and local guides Deluxe motor coach transportation Daily breakfast and many quality meals

Call for Catalog 612-230-2040

Where will you go in 2020? Come to the Mary Ann Young Center to learn about the exciting world of escorted travel. Landmark Tours provides unforgettable travel experiences throughout the United States, Canada, Central America, and Europe. Information and literature will be available.

Best of Norway

European River Cruises

Germany, Switzerland, Austria

Alaska Land & Cruise

Autumn in New England

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Ireland: Emerald Explorer

Iceland & the Northern Lights

New York City

Canadian Rockies

Panama Canal

Yellowstone & the Grand Tetons

Oslo, Lillehammer, Bergen May 9-19, 2020

Spring, Summer, Fall, Christmas 4 Luxury Itineraries Available

including the Denali National Park 2 Itineraries Available

Dublin, Cliffs of Moher September 21-29, 2020

Banff, Lake Louise, Glacier Nat’l Park August 9-15, 2020

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Boston, the Berkshires, Maine 2 Depatures Available

Golden Circle & South Coast October 4-10, 2020

Western Caribbean Ocean Cruise November 29-December 11, 2020

with the Oberammergau Passion Play 3 Departures Available

Garden of the Gods, Santa Fe, Taos 2 Departures Available

9/11 Memorial, Ellis Island 2 Itineraries Available

with a Wildlife Safari May 30-June 5, 2020

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Mary Ann Young Center Mary Ann Young 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 Center (MAYC) 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 for people age 60 and over, and a cost of $7 for those under age 60. Please call three days in advance to register for the Noon meal. Van service is available for residents of Blaine to transport participants to and from the senior center for a cost of just $1.50 round trip. For more information, stop by the center during scheduled hours, visit BlaineMN.gov/MAYC, or call 763-7869375 for further information.

• Sing-a-long (2nd Monday at 11:15) • Bingo • Health Insurance Counseling • Garden Club (2nd Monday)

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• Wii Bowling • Line Dancing • Memory Cafe (3rd Tuesday) • Legal Service (1st Tuesdays) • 500 Cards • Live 2B Healthy Fitness Class • TOPS • Woodcarving

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• Line Dance (varied levels) • Cribbage League (seasonal)

• Computer Lab (1st Wednesday) • Senior Companion Program • State Services for Blind (3rd Wednesday) • Birthday Party • Fitness Class • Wood Carving • Hand & Foot Cards • Mah Jongg • Evening Line Dance

• Bridge • COPD Group (1st and 3rd Thursdays) • Defensive Driving Classes • Educational Sessions • Movie Day (Monthly) • Fitness Class • Activity Meeting (Monthly) • Evening Line Dance

• Foot Care • Plastic Canvas Class • Novel Nook (Monthly) • Scrabble • Cribbage • Fitness Class

• North Country Jamboree (3rd Sunday at 1:30pm) • 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 MAYC at least three business days in advance to register for lunch.

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Mary Ann Young Center January

February

Living Well with COPD

Income Tax Assistance

Join leader Linda Ilk, 651-233-9622 on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 10AM-12PM beginning on January 2 and 16. Education on exercise, good nutrition, what to avoid, how to cope, and what you can do about your COPD will be part of the ongoing curriculum. Share your unique story and hear how others are coping and living well.

The Anoka County Retired Senior Volunteer Program is offering free income tax assistance on specified Mondays at the MAYC. Registration is required and you must live in Anoka County to qualify for this free service. By appointment only.

Thursdays, January 2 & 16, 10am-12pm

De-Decorating Day Friday, January 3, 9:30am

Refreshments will be served, come join the fun.

Memory Cafe

Tuesday, January 21, 10am-12pm New program to the center, this support group is designed for those with memory loss and their caregiver. For details or to register, call the MAYC. Led by Jill Agyekum, Anoka County worker, this support group will plan to meet the third Tuesday of each month.

Senior Center Advisory Council Mtg Wednesday, January 22, 4pm

Over the Rainbow: Behind the Scenes of the Wizard of Oz Monday, January 27, 11am

We are off to see the wizard and get a peek behind the curtain in this great, one hour class from North Metro TV Studio Manager, Eric Houston. This is your chance to learn the fascinating and tumultuous behind the scenes story of one of the greatest and most popular films ever made. You will learn which child star was almost cast as Dorothy, hear a rare, deleted song from the film, and even see footage from early silent film versions of the story. There is so much to learn that you, too, will feel as if you have traveled the famous yellow brick road. Please RSVP.

Pre-Football Party Friday, January 31, 11am

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

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Specified Mondays beginning February 3

Plan Your Move

Wednesday, February 12, 10-11:30am Whether you are thinking about selling a home this spring or later in the year, now is the time to get thinking about one of your biggest investments and what it means for the future. This seminar sponsored by Renee Miller with Keller Williams, will bring in experts to teach you about getting a home ready to sell and provide options for the next phase of your life. Registration requested.

Wheel of Fortune with prizes Tuesday, February 11, 11:15am

Valentine Celebration Friday, February 14, 11am

This annual celebration will include recognition of past royalty of the MAYC, special refreshments, a candy guess contest and lovely music by Ross McLeod. Please call in advance to register for the meal which is always a favorite lunch menu.

Winter Wonderland Week of Fun Tuesday, January 21 9am to Noon – Wii Bowling Tournament 1pm – 500 Card Tournament Fee is $2/person. Thursday, January 23 1pm – Cribbage Tournament Registration with your partner is required by January 17. Fee is $2.50/person. Monday, January 27 1pm – Prize/Nickel Bingo

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Mary Ann Young 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.)

Tuesday, March 17, 11am

Income Tax Assistance Specified Mondays

The Anoka County Retired Senior Volunteer Program is offering free income tax assistance on specified Mondays at the MAYC. 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 21, 11am

March Madness Week Monday, March 23 1pm – Prize/Penny Bingo Tuesday, March 24 9am to Noon – Wii Bowling Tournament 1pm – 500 Card Tournament Fee is $2/person. Thursday, March 26 1pm – Cribbage Tournament Registration with your partner is required by March 20. Fee is $2.50/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.

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

Held at Fire Station #3 in Blaine. Advanced registration is required. Watch for details in the March newsletter or call the MAYC 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 MAYC. 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.

January 9, February 6, March 5, April 2, May 14

Monthly Birthday Parties Celebrate with the honorees on 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.

January 29, Feburary 26, March 25, April 29

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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. 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, groups 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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Picnic Shelters Picnic Shelters

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! To reserve, submit a park shelter use application found at BlaineParks.com or come to city hall. Payments must be made at the time of reservation. See the website for park shelter policies and rules. Half Day: 9am-2pm or 3pm-8pm Full Day: 9am-10pm Groups of 150+: Refundable Special Event Deposit Fee of $250 and a Non-Refundable Special Event License Fee of $50

Aquatore Park

9191 Lincoln Street NE Amenities: • 2 shelters for groups up to 150 • Large playground • Restroom building • Grills & electrical outlets • Softball fields • Open play space • Large shaded areas • Adjacent to Fogerty Ice Arena Fees (sales tax not included) Half day.........................................................$75 RES; $105 NR Full day........................................................$130 RES; $160 NR

Lakeside Commons Park

3020 Lakes Parkway NE Amenities: • Shelter for groups up to 150 • Concessions • Playground, beach & splash pad • Restroom buildings • Grill & electrical outlets • Boat rentals • Fishing dock • Volleyball court Fees (sales tax not included) Half day........................................................ $95 RES; $125 NR Full day....................................................... $150 RES; $180 NR Daily parking............................................ FREE RES; $5 NR/car

Town Square Park

10802 Town Square Drive NE Amenities: • Shelter for groups up to 150 • Fountain • Open play space • Trails • Restrooms in city hall Fees (sales tax not included) Half day........................................................ $75 RES; $105 NR Full day....................................................... $130 RES; $160 NR

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Show us your best shot! The 2020 Impressions of Blaine Photo Contest dates are set.

Special Events

Hilltop Sunrise photo by Tom Stuart, Photo of the Year, Impressions of Blaine 2019

Fall

Winter

Submission Dates: November 1-30 Finalists Announced: December 7 People’s Choice Voting: December 6-31 Winners Announced: January 10, 2020

Submission Dates: February 1-28, 2020 Finalists Announced: March 6, 2020 People’s Choice Voting: March 6-31, 2020 Winners Announced: April 10, 2020

Spring

Summer

Submission Dates: May 1-31, 2020 Finalists Announced: June 5, 2020 People’s Choice Voting: June 5-30, 2020 Winners Announced: July 10, 2020

Submission Dates: August 1-31, 2020 Finalists Announced: September 4, 2020 People’s Choice Voting: September 4-30, 2020 Winners Announced: October 9, 2020

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Invest Give back to the Earth Make a Difference

in your Neighborhood

Neighborhood Park Clean-up

Celebrate Earth Day by gathering with neighbors and cleaning up the neighborhood park. The Parks and Recreation Department is looking for residents to organize an Earth Day Clean-up event at any of Blaine’s 66 parks. Select the date, time, and park. Supplies are provided. Select a clean-up date anytime between April 11 and May 10. Contact 763-785-6161 or email jkrieger@blainemn.gov to get started!

The city supplies: • 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 and yard tools • Anything extra to make the event fun and successful.

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Come Celebrate the

Grand Opening Mary Ann Young Center

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 4 - 7pm Refreshments and entertainment provided. Formal program at 6pm.

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