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Blaine Recreation Connection

Parks and Recreation Summer 2011


Contents General Information..................... 2-3 Special Events.............................. 4-8 Youth........................................ 9-23 Adults.......................................24-27 Community Outings....................... 28 Senior Center................................ 29 Registration.................................. 30 Program Map................................ 31 Performance in the Park................. 32

Contacts

Parks

and

Parks

Rec. Department

763-785-6164 and

Rec. Hotline

Our Mission

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.

registration Online

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

763-717-2709

Fax

763-785-6191

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

Park Maintenance 763-785-6165

Email

Mail

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

FAX

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

dheitkamp@ci.blaine.mn.us

Website

www.BlaineParks.com

Blaine City Hall

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

Drop Box

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

In Person

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

No phone registrations No phone registrations, please.

Payments

Cash, check and credit card payments are accepted. Specific modes of registration may require a certain type of payment.

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 programs are canceled or if registration fails because the activity is full. Refunds cannot be guaranteed after deadlines or if the program has begun. Trip refunds are subject to specific policies on a per-trip basis based on advanced purchases. Participants must contact the Parks and Recreation Department to request a refund. Refunds will not be given after a program is complete.

Day Care

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

Age Groups

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

Participant Code of Conduct All participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times while participating, spectating 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.

Parks and Recreation staff

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.


Weather Policy

Every attempt will be made to inform participants of program cancellations due to inclement weather. When weather is a factor, parents or participants may call the Parks and Recreation Department at 763-785-6164 or our 24-hour hotline at 763-717-2709 for updated program information.

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 publications. If you do not want your photo used, please tell the photographer.

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 or creating new landscape features or maintaining landscapes. Talk with others about taking on a project in your neighborhood. Contact 763-785-6162 for more information.

Park Shelter Permits

Shelters at Aquatore, Lakeside Commons and Town Square parks are available for rental. A facility use application must be completed and rental fees apply. Applications are available online or at the office.

Park Repairs

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

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.

Park Board Meetings

Regular meetings of the Blaine Park Board are conducted on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Blaine City Hall. All residents encouraged to attend. Persons wishing to present a discussion topic should contact Parks and Recreation in advance at 763-785-6162.

Blaine Arts Council

The Blaine Arts Council is a volunteer organization open to all interested individuals. Its mission is to promote, advance and celebrate the arts in the community for the appreciation and participation of residents. The council sponsors ongoing art exhibitions at Blaine City Hall and organizes special arts events throughout the year. Council meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Blaine City Hall. Interested individuals are invited to attend a meeting and participate in events. Call 763-717-2723 for more information. Council does not meet in June, July or August.

general information

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.

Area Youth Athletic Associations Blaine/Spring Lake Park Athletic Association In-house basketball, football, lacrosse, volleyball. 763-757-5447 or www.bslpaa.org

Blaine Area Little League

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

Blaine Backcourt Club

Traveling basketball program for boys and girls grades 4-8 serving the Blaine High School attendance area. www.blainebengalbasketball.com

Blaine Soccer Club

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

Blaine Youth Hockey Association

In-house and traveling program for boys and girls ages 5-15 serving the Blaine High School attendance area. www.byha.org

Centennial Lakes Little League

Baseball program for youth ages 5-18 serving the Centennial High School attendance area. www.centenniallakeslittleleague.org

Centennial Soccer Club

In-house and traveling program for serving the Centennial High School attendance area for ages 5-19. www.centennialsoccer.org

Centennial Basketball Association

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

Centennial Youth Hockey Association

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

Spring Lake Park Traveling Basketball Club

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

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

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special events

Lakeside Commons Park & Beach open June 11 – Aug. 28

Beach Hours 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Splash Pad Hours 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Boathouse Hours

(kayak, canoe rentals & concessions)

Weekdays: 1 – 6 p.m. Weekends: noon – 6 p.m. Picnic Shelter & Playground Hours 5 a.m. – 10 p.m.

For picnic shelter reservations and other park information, call 763-785-6164 or visit www.blaineparks.com. Dates and times are subject to change.

Canoe Clinic

Kayak Clinic

ages 9 to 15 w/parent

ages 9 to 15 w/parent

This class is designed to educate the participants in the basics of canoe safety and paddling technique. We will delve into identifying the fundamental parts of the boat and the principle maneuvering strokes while also exploring rudimentary water navigation. Paddlers should be prepared to enter water up to at least knee level. All equipment will be provided, including life preservers. Max. 8. Clinic held at Lakeside Commons Park. Register at least one week prior to class date.

This class is identical to our canoe class, except we educate participants in the basics of kayak safety and paddling technique. We will identify the fundamental parts of the boat and the principle maneuvering strokes while also exploring rudimentary water navigation. Paddlers should be prepared to enter water up to at least knee level. All equipment will be provided, including life preservers. Max. 4. Clinic held at Lakeside Commons Park. Register at least one week prior to class date.

DATE: SESSION 1: Wednesday, June 22 SESSION 2: Wednesday, July 20 SESSION 3 – Wednesday, Aug. 10 TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. FEE: $30/session for parent/child

DATE: SESSION 1: Wednesday, June 15 SESSION 2: Wednesday, July 13 SESSION 3: Wednesday, Aug. 3 TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. FEE: $30/session for parent/child

Jim Peterson Athletic Complex Dedication The City of Blaine is proud to announce that the recently constructed Lakes Athletic Complex will be renamed and dedicated in honor of former Parks and Recreation Director Jim Peterson. On June 4, the public is invited to attend as the park is officially dedicated as Jim Peterson Athletic Complex. Jim Peterson was employed by the city for 34 years, serving as Parks and Recreation director from 1984 until his retirement in 2007.

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During his 23-year tenure as director, his department saw park numbers jump from 26 to 60. City trails went from virtually non-existent outside city parks to 40 miles and Open Space totaled more than 600 acres. Jim’s accomplishments were many, but most notable was the relocating of Airport Park, a large design project that resulted in the addition of four lighted softball fields and four soccer fields to provide a major sports venue for youth and adult athletic programs. In addition, Town Square

Park’s creation was due to Jim’s leadership coordinating community input and planning. That park is used extensively in community events like the Performance in the Parks concert series and Blaine World Fest. Said a Park Board member of Jim: “Because of his dedication, vision, leadership and drive, we enjoy one of the best park systems in the state of Minnesota. Renaming the Lakes Athletic Complex would be a fitting memorial to a man who gave so much to the city and community.”

Saturday, June 4 10 a.m. Jim Peterson Athletic Complex (formerly Lakes Athletic Complex) 12302 Cloud Drive NE.


Disc golf is a fun activity for participants of nearly all ages and abilities. Simply throw a disc toward a designated basket and, like golf, count one point for each throw. Lowest score wins. Lochness Park’s disc golf course has three different tee boxes suitable for beginner, intermediate and advance players. Disc rental is available through the Parks and Recreation office. Call 763-785-6161 for more information. Play is on a first come, first serve basis.

Number of Holes: 9 Course Hours: sunrise to sunset

Geocaching in Blaine Parks Geocaching is initiated by an individual hiding a cache, normally a waterproof container with small items inside, then recording the location with a Global Positioning System (GPS). The cache may be in a hollow log or under an object. The individual then posts the GPS coordinates, along with a description of the cache on the geocaching website (www.geocaching.com). Other individuals then try to find the cache. When it is located, they sign a log book, then take or leave a small item. They also post their find on the online log book. Blaine Park and Recreation has three geocaches at Pioneer Park, and we offer one-day or weekend rental of a GPS unit rental with the coordinates already programmed. See rental form at www.blaineparks.com or visit the Parks and Recreation Department at City Hall for details and rules. Copy of driver’s license is required for rental.

Geocaching Guidelines in Blaine Parks

•All caches placed in Blaine Parks must be registered; unregistered caches will be removed. •Caches must not be buried and be accessible from a standing position. •Caches must not contain items that are offensive, dangerous or illegal. •The Blaine Parks and Recreation Department retains the right to remove, or have removed, a cache it feels is in an inappropriate location or is causing undue impact on the natural habitat. •Caches must be at least 1/2 mile apart and 1/10 of a mile from an existing trail. •Caches need to be public – no member-only or subscription caches. •Individuals will be limited to two caches per park and/or a total of five caches throughout the park system. •Caches are not allowed in picnic areas, play areas or the beach. •Geocaching may only occur during normal park hours (5 a.m. to 10 p.m.) Recommended geocaching locations: Pioneer, Lochness, Laddie Lake, Trees Edge, Kane Meadows, Hidden Ponds, West Lake parks and the city’s Open Space on South Lake Boulevard and Naples Circle.

Amateur Disc Golf Tournament ages 14 & up

Blaine Parks and Recreation will host its second amateur disc golf tournament on its course at Lochness Park in July. In this 9-hole tournament, beginner disc golfers will throw from the green and intermediate golfers will throw from the blue tees. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers. Register by Friday, July 8. Min. 8/Max. 72.

DATE: Thursday, July 14 TIME: 6:15 – 9 p.m. FEE: $10

Blaine’s “Get Active” Geocaching Treasure Hunt

special events

Disc Golf at Lochness Park

ages 8 & up

Join us for a free geocaching treasure hunt. Participants will learn how a GPS unit works and how to use it to find treasure boxes hidden at Pioneer Park. Finding the treasure box is considered a “geocache.” Once your group finds the treasure, you take one of the trinkets from the box and replace it with a trinket of your own and sign the log book. All participants will receive a map of city parks/trails. Participants need to bring three trinkets (example: small toy or miniflashlight) from home to replace the three trinkets they will receive from the treasure boxes. Must preregister for this program. Registration may be done only by mail, fax, in-person or in the night drop box at City Hall. Max. 24.

DATE: Thursday, June 16 OR June 23 TIME: 6 – 8 p.m. FEE: FREE!

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Off-Leash Dog Park at Happy Acres

Inaugural Blaine Public Safety Association Pet Walk

Resident dog owners are invited to bring their dogs to Happy Acres Park and enjoy the city's offleash Dog Park inside the two seasonal hockey rinks. The park is open beginning May 14 (contingent on ground conditions) as a free off-leash area for canines. Signs will be posted marking which rink is designated for which size dogs. Mutt Mitts will be provided.

Join the Blaine Public Safety Association for its inaugural Pet Walk. The event is sponsored by the Blaine Public Safety Association, a non-profit organization that supports the Blaine Police Department and SBM Fire Department with projects that benefit Blaine residents, to raise funds to purchase a second K-9 for the Blaine Police Department. Event held at Lakeside Commons Park. Register by April 28, or register in person at the event. Call Jane Daniels at 763-780-5708 for more information. Fee includes shirt, water bottle, treat bag and event coupon book.

DATE: Saturday, April 30 TIME: 10 a.m. FEE: $25 for first pet, $15 for second pet

Family Fun Night & Medallion Hunt Join the Blaine Parks and Recreation for Family Fun Night, an evening dedicated entirely to families. Children can enjoy free kiddie carnival games and music, then explore a police car, fire truck, ambulance or Public Works trucks at our vehicle fair. Families are welcome to bring a picnic dinner or purchase food from our concession stand. Multiple inflatables will also be set up for kids to enjoy. Don’t forget to bring a camera! The annual Family Fun Night is held at Aquatore Park.

New this year, Pioneer Cycle of Blaine is sponsoring a medallion hunt. Three clues will be announced at the registration table beginning at 6 p.m. The winner will receive a new Boulder Mountain Bike from Pioneer Cycle.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

Tuesday, July 19 6 – 8 p.m. FREE!

6th Annual Teen Jam

Tuesday, Aug. 2

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Night to Unite brings neighbors together in the name of crime prevention and community. Last year Blaine celebrated Night to Unite in style, with 108 block parties gathering to improve crime prevention awareness and build neighborhood pride and unity. Registration will be available on the city website beginning in April, or registration packets can also be picked up at the Blaine Police Department at City Hall. Registration is free. Early registration is encouraged to ensure a visit from a public safety official, McGruff the Crime Dog or Sparky the Fire Dog. Visit www.ci.blaine.mn.us for updates and registration materials, or call Crime Prevention Specialist Kim Kiley at 763-785-6186 for additional information.

Tired of playing in garages? Your band or musical group is invited to jam on the big stage as part of the Performance in the Park concert series at Aquatore Park. At least one member of the band needs to be recently enrolled in a local high school; preference will be given to groups where all members are high school students. Groups need to fill out an application form and submit a CD, tape, DVD or VHS tape by May 17. Download the application form from www.blaineparks.com or call 763-717-2723 for an application. Space is limited to three bands. Bands will be given approximately 30 minutes for their set. All teen groups are welcome.

DATE: Thursday, July 28 TIME: 6 – 9 p.m.


The City of Blaine will host the 4th Annual Blaine World Fest this fall at Town Square Park. This event is a great opportunity for the city to recognize and share its growing cultural and ethnic diversity. The event has continued to grow in popularity since its inception. Last year more than 900 people enjoyed the wide variety of ethnic dance, music, food and cultural arts. This year’s event once again promises to be bigger and better with an array of entertainment and festivities for the whole family to enjoy. For more information or to volunteer, participate on a committee or to be part of this exciting event, call 763-717-2723. Check the city newsletter in the months leading up to the event for details.

DATE: TIME:

Saturday, Sept. 17 1 – 5 p.m.

special events

4th Annual Blaine World Fest

Blaine’s Blazin’ Festival

Be part of history as Blaine’s Blazin’ Festival celebrates 41 years of fun. The weekend festivities will again be held at beautiful Aquatore Park on June 24, 25 and 26, with the annual fireworks spectacular held at the National Sports Center on July 4 at 10 p.m.

Schedule of Events Carnival and Live Bands | all weekend including: Jonah and the Whales | Friday, 8 p.m. Rockie Lynne | Saturday, 8 p.m. Rockin’ Hollywoods | Sunday, noon Parade | Saturday, noon Craft Show and Vendor Fair | all weekend Car Show | Sunday Face Painting | Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Softball Tournament | Saturday and Sunday US Flag Raising Ceremony | July 4, 8:30 a.m. 8KLakes Run | July 4, 9 a.m. Fireworks Extravaganza | July 4, 10 p.m. Medallion Hunt

Visit www.blainefestival.org for more information.

Medallion Hunt

All clues will be posted at www.blaineparks.com. As part of Blaine's Blazin' Festival, Blaine Parks and Recreation and sponsor Best Buy of Northtown will conduct a medallion hunt in city parks. A small medallion will be hidden in one of Blaine's 62 parks, with a $500 gift card to Best Buy of Northtown going to the person who follows the clues to the medallion. The first clue will be posted at noon on Friday, June 24. The second clue will be posted at 4:30 p.m. the same day. Subsequent clues will be posted daily at 10 a.m. until the medallion is found. If you find the medallion, call 763–286-6607.

Medallion Hunt Rules

•The medallion is hidden above ground; do not dig. •The medallion is not hidden higher than 5 feet; do not climb park trees. •Use caution to prevent damage to shrubs and other vegetation. •The medallion is hidden in a Blaine city Park; do not search on private property. •Parks are closed from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.; search only during daylight hours. •Park vehicles in parking lots or on streets; do not drive any further into parks.

Happy hunting!

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Safety Camp completed 3rd grade Blaine Safety Services and the Blaine Parks and Recreation Department are co-sponsoring the 15th annual Blaine Safety Camp, an exciting program to teach kids, through a variety of fun activities, how to be safe in their daily lives. Topics may include: fire safety, head injury prevention, water safety, internet safety, first aid, safety on wheels and animal safety. There may also be a visit from a helicopter and a demonstration from the Blaine Police Department’s K-9 unit. Max. 150. Safety Camp is held at SBM Fire Station 3. Safety Camp is for kids who will be entering 4th grade in the fall only. Fee includes lunches, snacks, T-shirt, adult leadership, fitted bike helmet, awards and all activities. Fee assistance is available for Blaine residents who qualify. Registration begins April 4 for Blaine residents only. Remaining spots are open to anyone beginning April 11. No online, fax or phone registrations will be accepted for Safety Camp. Registration is open by mail, deposit in the night drop box outside City Hall or in-person at the Parks and Recreation Department. Registrants must provide a report card from the current year to prove grade level. DATE: Wednesday & Thursday, July 13 – 14 TIME: Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 6:15 – 8 p.m. (awards ceremony) FEE: $30

Does Your Child Need a Booster Seat?

Bike Helmet Fitting & Sales Events The City of Blaine Safety Services Division will host two bike helmet fitting and sales events at City Hall this spring as part of an ongoing effort to ensure the safety of bicyclists in the community. Bike helmets will sell for $12 each and will be available in a variety of colors and sizes ranging from toddler to adult. All helmets are Bell® brand helmets and comply with U.S. CPSC Safety Standards. Safety Services professionals will also ensure all helmets fit properly. Residents may also bring any helmets they already own for proper fitting. Parents are encouraged to get a helmet or have an existing one fitted to exemplify safety for their kids. No appointments are necessary and helmets are available only while supplies last. For more information, contact Andrea Hunt of the Blaine Police Department at 763-785-6113.

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DATE: Tuesdays, April 12 and May 3 TIME: 4 – 8 p.m.

Effective July 1, 2009, a child who is both younger than age eight and shorter than 4 feet 9 inches is required to be fastened in a child safety seat or booster seat that meets federal safety standards. Booster seats are designed to keep the lap portion of the seat belt positioned properly around a child’s hips and the shoulder belt in the correct position. Under this law, a child cannot use a seat belt alone until they are age eight or 4 feet 9 inches tall, whichever comes first. Blaine Safety Services has a limited number of free booster seats available for families experiencing financial hardship. In order to receive a free booster seat, families must schedule an appointment by calling Andrea Hunt of Blaine Police Department at 763-785-6113. To receive the booster seat, the child for whom the booster seat is intended must be present at the appointment. The booster seats are available on a firstcome, first-served basis, while supplies last.


Play-Net Blaine

completed grades K to 5 Blast off on an out-of-this-world adventure to Play-Net Blaine. Our playground program is coming to a neighborhood park near you. The Cosmic FUN Van will be landing with our highly trained recreation crew, taking kids on a quest for the best summer on Earth. We have new themes each week. If your child has not attended kindergarten, sign up instead for Play-Net Blaine Junior (below). No make-up dates for cancellation due to weather. Rainy day site for all parks is the Happy Acres Park building. This supervised and structured program focuses on fun, physical fitness, socialization and exploring creativity in the following manners: offering active games and sports-related activities, encouraging kids to meet other kids in the neighborhood and providing planned arts and crafts projects and drama activities. Max. 50 per park. Register by June 1.

FEE:

PARK

DAte

time

West Lake

Mondays and Wednesdays June 13 - Aug. 10

9:30 a.m. - noon

Quail Creek

Mondays and Wednesdays June 13 - Aug. 10

9:30 a.m. - noon

Happy Acres

Mondays and Wednesdays June 13 - Aug. 10

1 - 3:30 p.m.

Centennial Green

Tuesdays and Thursdays June 14 - Aug. 11

9:30 a.m. - noon

Quail Creek

Tuesdays and Thursdays June 14 - Aug. 11

9:30 a.m. - noon

Xylite

Tuesdays and Thursdays June 14 - Aug. 11

1 - 3:30 p.m.

Quincy

Tuesdays and Thursdays June 14 - Aug. 11

1 - 3:30 p.m.

youth

Play-Net Blaine

(no programs July 4 & 5 or week of July 11)

$35/child

Play-Net Blaine Junior ages 3½ to 5

park

days

time

West Lake

Mondays and Wednesdays June 13 - Aug. 10

9:30 a.m. - noon

Quail Creek

Mondays and Wednesdays June 13 - Aug. 10

9:30 a.m. - noon

Happy Acres

Mondays and Wednesdays June 13 - Aug. 10

1 - 3:30 p.m.

Quail Creek

Mondays and Wednesdays June 13 - Aug. 10

1 - 3:30 p.m.

Quail Creek

Tuesdays and Thursdays June 14 - Aug. 11

9:30 a.m. - noon

Xylite

Tuesdays and Thursdays June 14 - Aug. 11

1 - 3:30 p.m.

(no programs July 4 & 5 or week of July 11)

Introduce your child to a unique summer playground experience through Play-Net Blaine. Our specially trained Play-Net Blaine Staff will lead your preschooler in fun games, crafts and other age-appropriate activities. This program is designed for preschool aged children. Child must turn 3 by Jan. 1 and be toilet trained. If your child has attended kindergarten, sign up instead for the elementary-aged Play-Net Blaine program (above). No make-up dates for cancellation due to weather. Max. 25 per park. Register by June 1.

FEE:

$35/child

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Arts & Crafts in the Park ages 3 to 8

Join our recreation staff at a local park for arts and crafts time. Children will complete weekly projects using a variety of arts and crafts materials. Classes meet under the picnic shelter or near the picnic tables at parks without a shelter. In case of rainouts, make-up classes will be the week of July 25. Max. 10 per class. Register by June 3. Instructor: Robin Rice.

FEE:

$20

PARK

DAte

time

Deacons

Mondays June 13 - July 18

9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

Lakeside

Mondays June 13 - July 18

11 - 11:45 a.m.

Sanctuary North

Mondays June 13 - July 18

12:15 - 1 p.m.

West Lake

Tuesdays June 14 - July 19

9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

Kane Meadows

Tuesdays June 14 - July 19

11 - 11:45 a.m.

Happy Acres

Tuesdays June 14 - July 19

12:15 - 1 p.m.

East Lake

Wednesdays June 15 - July 20

9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

Xylite

Wednesdays June 15 - July 20

11 - 11:45 a.m.

Centennial Green

Wednesdays June 15 - July 20

12:15 - 1 p.m.

Ostmans

Thursdays June 16 - July 21

9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

Aurelia

Thursdays June 16 - July 21

11 - 11:45 a.m.

President

Thursdays June 16 - July 21

12:15 - 1 p.m.

(no programs week of July 4)

Little School ages 3 to 5

Educational and recreational activities are designed to enrich and develop your child’s social, intellectual and physical growth. The instructor comes with decades of experience teaching preschool. Each class also has an assistant. Children will participate in activities appropriate for their age level, like arts and crafts, story time, nature study, safety and creative movement. This class is designed for preschool children; those who AGES

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have attended kindergarten are not eligible to register even if they fall within the age range. Ages as of Sept. 1, 2011. Children must be toilet trained. Parents will take turns bringing snacks. Max. 15. Program held at Johnsville Elementary, Room 128. Register by June 3. Instructor: Kaye Larkin.

FEE:

DAte

$60 time

3

Mondays & Wednesdays June 20 - July 27

9 - 10:30 a.m.

3

Tuesdays & Thursdays June 21 - July 28

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

4&5

Mondays & Wednesdays June 20 - July 27

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

4&5

Tuesdays & Thursdays June 21 - July 28

9 - 10:30 a.m.

(no programs July 4 & 5)


youth

Abrakadoodle Art Experience ages 1 to 5

A unique experience from Abrakadoodle and Melissa Peifer Photography. Kids explore texture, colors and shapes through an age appropriate art project. This adorable art experience will be captured through the beautiful photography of Melissa Peifer. These photographs will be treasures you'll pull out every year. Five 4x6 color photos will be yours, along with a cute art project made by your precious little one. Classes held at the Sunnyside Park building. Max. 6 per class.

DATE: Saturday, May 14 TIME: AGE 5: 12:30 – 1 p.m AGE 4: 1:30 – 2 p.m. AGE 3: 2:30 – 3 p.m. AGE 2: 3:30 – 4 p.m. AGE 1: 4:30 – 5 p.m. FEE: $48/session

Fashionista Art Camp grades K to 3

Calling all fashionistas and girly girls: Spend the week making beautiful handmade clothing and accessories. We’ll learn to finger knit, tie dye T-shirts, bead necklaces or earrings, create gem-filled hairpins, make paper mache bracelets, sculpt beads out of magazines, design our own shoe line, decorate purses and more. Bring a plain white T-shirt, beverage, nut-free snack and your favorite girly CD. Max. 20. Camp held at the Sunnyside Park building.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

July 25 – 28 1 – 3:30 p.m. $125

Puppy Dog Tails & Cuddly Cats ages 3 to 6

Does your child love animals? If so, this is the camp for you. We'll learn how to draw pictures of our favorite pets, sculpt cats and dogs out of clays, paint pictures of animals and even make accessories such as leashes, collars, ID tags, treats and food bowls. Along the way we'll use oil pastels, chalk pastels, tempera paint, watercolor and even collage. Between art projects, we'll play games, read beloved pet books such as Clifford and go outside for recess. Bring a beverage, nut-free snack and photo of your favorite pet or animal. Max. 15. Camp held at the Sunnyside Park building.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

July 25 - 28 9:30 a.m. – noon $125

Doll Summer Camp

ages 3 to 6 & grades K to 3 Bring your favorite doll to summer camp. Each day we will have a new theme for you and your doll. Over the course of the week, we’ll have a doll day at the beach, a birthday party, a fashion party and a slumber party. We will make art projects for both the dolls and the girls as we paint, stamp, sculpt, collage and draw. Take home two projects each day. Bring your favorite doll, a beverage, nut-free snack and recess attire. Max. 20. Camp held at the Sunnyside Park building.

DATE: Aug. 15 – 18 TIME: ages 3 to 6: 9:30 a.m. – noon grades K to 3: 1 - 3:30 p.m. FEE: $125

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Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure Musical Theater Camp ages 4 to 7 & 8 to 12

The mission of Mayer Arts is to not only provide training for those who are serious about learning but also to offer classes that are tons of fun. We teach proper technique, terminology, body awareness and appreciation of 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.

We take our favorite songs and dances from Sharpay's latest adventure and create our own. Bring your enthusiasm and get ready to shine. All levels are welcome. Everyone receives solo speaking lines. Wear lightweight tennis shoes, ballet or jazz shoes. Bring a nut-free snack and beverage daily. Friends and family are invited to observe a performance at Town Square Park on the evening of Thursday, July 14. Max. 20 per class. Camp held at the Sunnyside Park building. Register by July 1.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

July 11 – 14 ages 4 to 7: 9 a.m. - Noon ages 8 to 12: 1 - 4 p.m. $120

Artistic Moments Kris Holtmeyer owns and operates Artistic Moments, a Minneapolis-based on-site business that provides artistic instruction to students of all ages. Kris teaches courses for the District 287 gifted and talented program, as well as the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented. She also has a background working with special and regular education students.

Animated Duct Tape Sculptures ages 5 to 11

Creative 3D Ceramics Art Camp ages 5 to 11

Do you like three-dimensional art? Join us for a fun and creative adventure into the world of ceramics. You will learn how ceramics are made and then have an opportunity to paint several fun pieces. Select from a wide variety of ceramics, including cool coin banks, fun containers with covers and an assortment of fantastical figurines. Learn to brush-on colorful acrylic paints to turn your projects into colorful pieces of 3D art. After you are done painting your ceramic pieces, you will seal them with a liquid non-toxic varnish. Your special projects will go home with you that day. Ceramic pieces will be fired in a kiln and cleaned prior to camp. Bring an old paint shirt – we may get messy. All artistic abilities welcome. Max. 20. Class held at the Town Square Park shelter. Register by June 27.

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DATE: Tuesday, July 5 TIME: 9 a.m. – noon FEE: $38

Did you know that duct tape isn’t just for fixing things? Join us for this fun and creative class as you explore the world of duct tape art. Bring a picture of a favorite cartoon character to class with you to use as a guide. Using strong but flexible wire and a variety of other art supplies, you will create the skeleton for your project by bending and twisting the wire together to form a solid structure. Choose your favorite duct tape colors and learn how to apply strips of tape to your wire sculpture to make it come to life. All artistic abilities are welcome. Max. 20. Class held at the Town Square Park shelter. Register by July 1.

DATE: Friday, July 8 TIME: 9 a.m. – noon FEE: $38

Make Your Princess Come to Life ages 5 to 11

Learn to both draw and paint one of your favorite princesses in this fun and creative adventure. Bring your favorite 8.5x11-inch photocopies or photographs of your favorite princesses. We will use a fun and easy drawing method and a variety of drawing supplies to create your lifelike princesses. Then, you will have an opportunity to learn how to mix and apply colorful acrylic paints on canvas to create beautiful portraits of your very own princesses. All artistic abilities are welcome. Art shirts are advised. Max. 20. Class held at the Town Square Park shelter. Register by July 29.

DATE: Friday, Aug. 5 TIME: 9 a.m. – noon FEE: $38


ages birth to kindergarten

Music Together is an internationally acclaimed early childhood music and movement program for children from birth to kindergarten and the grownups who love them. In class, you’ll move, sing, play rhythm instruments and share 45 minutes of pure fun with your child each week for eight weeks while supporting your child's cognitive, verbal, physical, emotional, social and music development.

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Music Together

Families receive CDs and songbooks of session’s song collection so the fun and learning continues at home. The cost for these materials is included in the tuition. All classes are mixed-age, so siblings can participate together. Infants under eight months on the first day of the session are free with a paying sibling. The cut off date for infant siblings to be free of charge is Oct. 21, 2010. Visit a FREE demo class before the summer session to learn more about the program. For more information or specific questions about the classes, contact Director Clarice Auluck-Wilson at 651-439-4219 or Clarice@MusicTogetherClasses.com, or visit www.MusicTogetherClasses.com.

FREE DEMONSTRATION CLASSES

SUMMER CLASSES

CLOVERLEAF ROOM AT BLAINE CITY HALL DATE: Tuesday, June 7 TIME: 6 p.m.

CLOVERLEAF ROOM AT BLAINE CITY HALL DATE: Tuesdays, June 21 - Aug. 9 TIME: 6 p.m.

BLAINE BASEBALL COMPLEX BUILDING DATE: Thursday, June 9 TIME: 9:30 a.m.

BLAINE BASEBALL COMPLEX BUILDING DATE: Thursdays, June 23 – Aug. 11 TIME: 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.

DATE: Thursday, June 16 TIME: 10:30 a.m.

FEE:

$140 first child $74/additional child under 8 mos. FREE w/ registered sibling

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

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QC Dance

Blaine Parks and Recreation has teamed up with QC Dance, Inc. to offer a variety of dance and fitness classes for all ages and abilities. These programs instill a sense of love and appreciation of dance as well as encouraging youth fitness. Our classes stress creative work, rhythm training, imagination, physical confidence, expression, basic skill building and body awareness. Introduce your child to an active, healthy lifestyle in a fun environment. Wear dancewear, ballet/tap shoes, sneakers when indicated – proper shoes are required – and hair tied back. Dance

shoes are available for purchase at the studio. Ages as of Sept.1, 2011. Schedules may change, classes may be added or canceled and times may be adjusted depending on enrollment. If you are placed on a waiting list, we will call when there is an opening. Classes are held at the QC Dance, Inc. studio at 1051 109th Ave. NE. *Most dancers will have the opportunity to participate in the Performance in the Park at Town Square Park on Thursday, July 28 at 7 p.m.

Mommy & Me

ages 7 to 11

Parents and tots enjoy an exercise/activity class together. Rockin’ tots enjoy playful songs, props and tumbling. Dads are welcome, too. Instructor guides parent and child through play and exercise activities. Wear comfortable attire and clean tennis shoes or ballet slippers. Perfect for children not ready to separate from parents. Max 15. Register by June 10.

Students learn the latest styles of dance through body isolations, funky-styled steps and contemporary moves to the latest approved pop and hip hop music. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. Max. 15. Register by June 10.

DATE: Thursdays, June 16 –July 21* TIME: 5:30 – 6 p.m. DATE: Fridays, June 17 – July 22* TIME: 9 – 9:30 a. m. FEE:

$44/session

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. Wear leotard (skirt attached is acceptable if not too long) or exercise/comfortable stretchy attire and ballet slippers. Perfect for the child who is comfortable separating from parents. Max. 15. Register by June 10.

ages 2½ to 3 DATE: Tuesdays, June 21 – July 26 * TIME: 6:10 – 6:45 p.m. ages 4 to 5 DATE: Tuesdays, June 21 – July 26* TIME: 6:50 – 7:25 p.m. ages 3 to 5 DATE: Fridays, June 17 – July 22* TIME: 9:40 – 10:15 a.m. FEE:

$44/session

Little Hip Hoppers ages 4 to 6

Students will learn the latest styles of dance through body isolations, funky-styled steps and contemporary moves to the latest approved pop and hip hop music. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. Max. 15. Register by June 10.

DATE: Mondays, June 13 – July 25* (no class July 4) TIME: 5:50 – 6:25 p.m.

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ages 0 to 3 & parent/adult

DATE: TIME:

Wednesdays, June 22 – July 27* 9:30 – 10:10 a.m.

FEE:

$44/session

DATE: TIME: FEE:

Wednesdays, June 22 – July 27* 5:50 – 6:25 p.m. $44

Ballet, Tap & Kids’ Jazz ages 5 to 8

Participants learn basic ballet positions and steps in a relaxed atmosphere where fun and creativity are encouraged. Enjoy some foot stomping and jazz for coordination and rhythm. Max. 15. Register by June 10.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

Mondays, June 13 – July 25* (no class July 4) 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. $48

Tumbling With Todd ages 3 to 6

Learn the basic skills of gymnastics with a focus on gross motor development. Classes use a variety of equipment and focus on balance, coordination, body awareness and movement education skills while building strength, flexibility and self-esteem. Class time may be adjusted to accommodate age levels. Register by June 10. Instructor: Todd Wallace – Physical Education K – 12 degree.

DATE: Fridays, June 17 – July 22* TIME: 10:20 – 11 a.m. FEE: $49

Tumbling 4 Fitness Camp ages 3 to 6

Students learn basic skills of gymnastics with a large focus on gross motor development. Classes use a variety of equipment and focus on balance, coordination, body awareness and movement education skills while building strength, flexibility and self-esteem. Students will develop and perform a routine based on their favorite activities and movements from the week. Max. 10. Register by June 17. Instructor: Todd Wallace – Physical Education K – 12 degree.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

June 27 – 30 9:30 – 11 a.m. $60


Our mission is to develop happy, healthy children by providing a fun, safe and parent-friendly environment. By using positive teaching practices we strive to help your child develop a strong sense of self worth. Our ultimate goal is for your children to develop a lifelong passion for health and sport. All classes held at Perpetual Motion Gymnastics at 12440 Aberdeen St. NE, Suite 101.

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Perpetual motion gymnastics www.perpetualmotiongymnastics.com

Tornados ages 4 to 5

Tiny Twisters

ages 16 to 39 months This is a parent/tot class designed to develop large motor skills through play in an atmosphere of color, music and fun. Max. 16. Register by June 3 for Session 1 and by July 15 for Session 2.

Session 1 DATE: Thursdays, June 16 – July 14 TIME: 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. OR 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Session 2 DATE: Thursdays, July 28 – Aug. 25 TIME: 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. OR 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. FEE:

Session 1 DATE: Wednesdays, June 15 – July 13 TIME: 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. OR 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. DATE: Thursdays, July 16 – July 14 TIME: 9:15 – 10 a.m. Session 2 DATE: Wednesdays, July 27 – Aug. 24 TIME: 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. OR 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. DATE: Thursdays, July 28 – Aug. 25 TIME: 9:15 – 10 a.m. FEE:

$73/session

Beginner

$73/session

Cyclones age 3

This program provides an introduction to motor skills, balance, body awareness and group interaction in a fun and safe environment. Max.18. Register by June 3 for Session 1 and by July 15 for Session 2.

Session 1 DATE: Wednesdays, June 15 – July 13 TIME: 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. OR 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. DATE: Thursdays, June 16 – July 14 TIME: 9:15 – 10 a.m. Session 2 DATE: Wednesdays, July 27 – Aug. 24 TIME: 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. OR 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. DATE: Thursdays, July 28 – Aug. 25 TIME: 9:15 – 10 a.m. FEE:

A program for children with no or limited gymnastics experience. Your child will learn basic tumbling, flexibility, strength and coordination in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Max. 18. Register by June 3 for Session 1 and by July 15 for Session 2.

$73/session

ages 6 to 10 For youth interested in the introduction of gymnastics. Events include bars, beam, tramp, and floor. Focus will be to learn the basics of gymnastics in a fun and safe environment! Max. 30. Register by June 3 for Session 1 and by July 15 for Session 2.

Session 1 DATE: Wednesdays, June 15 – July 13 TIME: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. OR 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. DATE: Thursdays, June 16 – July 14 TIME: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Session 2 DATE: Wednesdays, July 27 – Aug. 24 TIME: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. OR 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. DATE: Thursdays, July 28 – Aug. 25 TIME: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. FEE:

$85/session

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COMPUTER EXPLORERS Clay Animation

entering grades K to 5 Clay and digital animation, what a perfect combination. Working in teams, students do it all - from story creation to making the characters and sets. Students will create their own clay characters and props. As they learn the production process, they will animate, record, download, assemble and edit their own movie. Students will become cinematographers as they create their own unique productions. Using the same tools used by today’s best known animators, this course will spark their imaginations and then give them the tools to bring their ideas to life. Fun, learning and excitement go hand-in-hand in this special class. Student groups' final movies will be available online for all to see, or students may bring a USB flash drive the last day to take home their films immediately. Student photography release must be signed for class. Max. 20. Class held at the Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room. Register by June 20.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

June 27 – 28 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $86

entering grades K to 5

Dive into the world of 2-dimensional video game design and animation by creating characters that move and interact with one another. Working in pairs, students will add sound effects and audio clips to create a dynamic video animation game using Scratch, the innovative programming language created just for students by the MIT Media Lab. Learn to make video games in this handson class. The first part of each class will be instructor-lead, with the time remaining students will have the opportunity to solve challenges or develop their own game. You can post your games online so that your friends and family can play it. Creativity rules in this fun version of video game design. Games created in class will be available online or students can bring in a USB flash drive for immediate access. Max. 20. Class held at the Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf room. Register by July 25.

DATE: Aug. 1 – 2 TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. FEE: $86

entering grades 3 to 8

Architectural Design & Civil Engineering

Design your own 3D video game. This class challenges the creativity and imagination of your student. At the end of class we will burn each video game created onto CD (Windows only), so students can share with family and friends. Students working in pairs will go through four video tutorials and hands-on activities, leading them to create their own game in the last session. The abundant choices for environments, terrains, tracks, obstacles, vehicles, characters, upgrades and even cheats give users infinite possibilities in creating levels and customizing their own 3D game. Students will either be creating a first-person action game or an adventure game. They will pick from among the following features: tanks, helicopters, super cars, paintball, rocket packs, animals and aliens. Game creation software (only for Windows) will be available for purchase online. Max. 20. Class held at the Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room. Register by June 20.

Students design, build and destructively test model bridges and towers. Possible materials used in class: balsa wood, paper, popcicle sticks, Legos and toothpicks. In this course, students learn the principles important to building strong and stable structures. Students will work and discuss foundational elements such as material strength, the strength of different joints and shapes, load, compression and tension. They experiment to see how the structures stand up to strength, mass distribution and wave frequency testing. Along the way, they will be introduced to concepts of efficiency, load, wave forms and more. Towers will be tested with our electronic tremor simulator that mimics an earthquake. We will use a bridge tester, adding weight until our bridges collapse. Max. 20. Class held at the Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf room. Register by July 25.

3D Video Game Design

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DATE: June 27 – 29 TIME: 1 – 4:30 p.m. FEE: $108

entering grades 3 to 8

DATE: Aug. 1 – 3 TIME: 1 – 4:30 p.m. FEE: $108


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LEGO Machines & MatheMagic entering grades 1 to 5

Build a motorized LEGO Race Car and watch it go. Challenge every aspect of your creativity and intellect while learning the basics of engineering, problem solving and critical analysis, then crank it up a notch to compete for daily prizes. Each day, students will construct a cool LEGO project, investigate how it works, why it works and how to modify it to make it faster, stronger or just plain better. Then students will be challenged with an array of mindbending puzzles, games and magic tricks all using math as a backdrop. We emphasize a dynamic environment that engages every student. Max. 20. Camp held at the Town

Square Park shelter. Register by June 14. DATE: TIME: FEE:

June 20 - 24 9 a.m. - noon $108

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

Forensic Lab ages 7 to 12

Use forensic science to help solve mysteries. Find and collect evidence with your own Inspectikit. Reconstruct a mystery scene and the face of the suspect with your Whodunit take-home kit. Examine footprints and use your own Fingerprint Finder to identify fingerprints left at the scene. Camp days: Mystery Scene, Discover Detection, The Donut Caper and Travel Tracks. Max. 20. Camp held at the Sunnyside Park building. Register by June 13.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

ages 5 to 7

entering grades 1 to 5

DATE: TIME: FEE:

July 25 - 29 9 a.m. - noon $108

Start your science career off right with fun hands-on activities. Each day is a different theme. Watch a volcano explode, change your voice, make an anatomy apron and mix your own batch of slime. Continue your explorations with lights and optical illusions, start a mineral collection and look at decomposers (worms). Camp days: Mad Mixtures, Minerals and Worms, Body Basics and Light and Color Lab. Max. 20. Camp held at the Sunnyside Park building. Register by July 11.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

Challenge every aspect of your creativity and intellect while learning the basics of engineering and physics. In each class, students are given a different project to build, test and modify. They then use their project to investigate basic aspects of engineering. Emphasis is placed on hands-on experiential activities and kid-friendly lesson plans. Max. 20. Camp held at the Town Square Park shelter. Register by Aug. 1.

DATE: Aug. 8 - 12 TIME: 9 a.m. – noon FEE: $108

July 18 – 21 9 a.m. – noon $100

Rocket Blast Off ages 7 to 12

Pre-K Extreme Legos ages 4 to 5

June 20 – 23 9 a.m. – noon $100

Junior Scientist

eXtreme mobile electroniX New projects and new curriculum. Create a mobile juggernaut equipped with disc shooter, sirens, flashing lights and voice recorder. Make and take home your very own electric vehicle. Students will build 20-30 electronics projects over the course of the session and use those projects to explore basic aspects of electricity, including measuring ohms, amps, voltage and open and closed circuits. Safety is our first rule. We will only use DC current (batteries); no AC current (electric outlets) will be used. Max. 20. Camp held at the Town Square Park shelter. Register by July 18.

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YOUTH ENRICHMENT LEAGUE

This action-packed week focuses solely on rockets and rocket flight. Learn about model rocket design, building, aerodynamics, propulsion, launching, safety, recovery and repair. Take part in daily launches. Take home your own rockets and an abundance of model rocket knowledge. This camp is a blast for boys and girls alike. Max. 20. Camp held at the Sunnyside Park building. Register by July 11.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

July 18 – 21 1 – 4 p.m. $105

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Tae Kwon Do

Cheer America

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. Wear comfortable clothing. Testing and uniforms are available for an extra fee through the instructor. Max. 20. Program held at the Sunnyside Park building. Instructor: Mr. Bill Frauly, 3rd DAN black belt.

Get active and have fun! Students will learn popular junior high and high school cheers, chants, choreographed pom/dance routines, parade marching techniques and other performance skills. This program promotes physical fitness, self-esteem, teamwork and learning from an adult role model. At the end, students will perform a group recital for families and friends. Students will also receive a certificate and medal. Open house and registration on Wednesday, June 1, in the Schwan’s Super Rink Dance Studio at the National Sports Center. Registration will not be accepted at Blaine City Hall. Class held at the Schwan’s Super Rink Dance Studio.

ages 5 to adult

ages 4 and up

ages 5 to 7 & parent/adult

DATE: Mondays June 13 – Aug. 15 (no class June 27 or July 4) TIME: 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. FEE: $30/parent/child ages 8 to 12 & 13 to adult

DATE: Mondays & Wednesdays June 13 – Aug. 17 (no class June 27, 29 or July 4) TIME: ages 8 to 12: 6:45 – 8 p.m. ages 13 to adult: 8 – 9:15 p.m. FEE: $60

DATE: TIME: FEE:

Wednesdays, June 1 – Aug. 10 ages 8 and under: 6:45 – 7:30 p.m. ages 9 and up: 7:45 – 8:30 p.m. $4 enrollment fee (due at registration) $6/class (can pay weekly) or $64 for entire program

Youth Tennis Lessons ages 5 - 12

The Blaine youth tennis program uses the USTA Quick Start Tennis Format. These new formats help kids ages 12 and under learn to play the game of tennis easier by changing the court and racquet size, the balls being used, the scoring system and the height of the net. Now any child can start playing tennis almost immediately. Bring a tennis racquet. Program held at Roosevelt Middle School. Register by June 3. Max. 5. No classes Monday, July 4.

Session 1

Session 2

ages 5 to 6

ages 5 to 6

DATEs

time

Fee

M & W, June 13 - July 11

9 - 9:45 a.m.

$45

Tu & Th, June 14 - July 7

9 - 9:45 a.m.

Tu & Th, June 14 - July 7

5:30 - 6:15 p.m.

DATEs

time

Fee

M & W, July 18 - Aug. 10

9 - 9:45 a.m.

$45

$45

Tu & Th, July 19 - Aug. 11

9 - 9:45 a.m.

$45

$45

Tu & Th, July 19 - Aug. 11

5:30 - 6:15 p.m.

$45

ages 7 to 8

ages 7 to 8 DATEs

time

Fee

M & W, June 13 - July 11

9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

$60

Tu & Th, June 14 - July 7

9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

Tu & Th, June 14 - July 7

6:15 - 7:15 p.m.

DATEs

time

Fee

M & W, July 18 - Aug. 10

9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

$60

$60

Tu & Th, July 19 - Aug. 11

9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

$60

$60

Tu & Th, July 19 - Aug. 11

6:15 - 7:15 p.m.

$60

ages 9 to 10

ages 9 to 10 DATEs

time

Fee

M & W, July 18 - Aug. 10

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

$60

$60

Tu & Th, July 19 - Aug. 11

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

$60

$60

Tu & Th, July 19 - Aug. 11

7:15 - 8:15 p.m.

$60

time

Fee

M & W, June 13 - July 11

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

$60

Tu & Th, June 14 - July 7

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Tu & Th, June 14 - July 7

7:15 - 8:15 p.m.

DATEs

ages 11 to 12

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ages 11 to 12

DATEs

time

Fee

DATEs

time

Fee

M & W, June 13 - July 11

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

$60

M & W, July 18 - Aug. 10

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

$60


ages 7 to 17

Learn to wakeboard behind new Mastercraft wakeboard boats and Liquid Force Gear. 10,000 Wakes staff provides a fun and motivating environment for students to sharpen their physical and mental skills while having a great time. The instructors’ techniques work for all riders, regardless of level of experience. Participants get plenty of water time. Visit www.10kwakes.com to print a waiver. Bring a lunch. Max. 6.

Coon Lake (meet at beach boat launch) DATE: Wednesday, June 22 TIME: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. FEE: $125

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Mississippi River (meet at Coon Rapids dam) DATE: Thursday, July 28 TIME: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. FEE: $125

YOUTH GOLF Lessons at VICTORY LINKS visit www.golfnygc.org for additional lesson schedules

The First Tee Lessons

The First Tee has four levels of learning: Rookie, Par, Birdie and Eagle. Each level includes range balls, clubs for those without and six 9-hole rounds at Victory Links. Students must pass previous level in order to advance. Max. 12.

$102/session

ROOKIE & PAR

(For Rookie courses, use the ‘R’ code; for Par, use ‘P.’) code

DATEs

time

R1,P1

M, Tu & W - June 13-22

10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

R2,P2

M, Tu & W - June 20-29

6 - 7:30 p.m.

R3,P3

Sat - July 9-30

10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

R4,P4

M, Tu & W - July 11-20

10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

R5,P5

M, Tu & W - July 18-27

6 - 7:30 p.m.

R6,P6

M, Tu & W - Aug. 8-17

10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

R7,R7

M, Tu & W - Aug. 15-24

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Birdie Level (ages 10 to 17) – intermediate concepts like round management, rules, etiquette and scoring.

BIRDIE

Rookie Level – (ages 7 & up) Students must begin here. Par Level (ages 9 to 17) – Focus on basics: putting, chipping, pitching, irons and woods.

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DATEs

time

B1

M, Tu & W - June 13-22 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

B2

M, Tu & W - July 11-20

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

B3

M, Tu & W - Aug. 8-17

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Eagle Level (ages 11 to 17) – advanced concepts such as improved shot accuracy, course strategy, advanced practice techniques and self-correction. Max. 6.

EAGLE

FEE:

code

DATEs

time

E1

M, Tu & W - June 13-22 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

E2

M, Tu & W - July 11-20 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

E3

M, Tu & W - Aug. 8-17 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Golf 101

Apple Tree Lessons

A “try it before you buy it” class for children to explore the game. Come and go as your schedule allows. FREE!

For juniors too young for First Tee, this focuses on fundamentals. Students will be exposed to the driving range, putting course and championship course. Each student receives one free 9-hole round and range balls during class. Max. 12.

ages 4 and up

ages 6 to 8

code

DATE

time

G1

M, June 13

5 - 6 p.m.

G2

Th, July 7

5 - 6 p.m.

G3

W, Aug. 3

5 - 6 p.m.

FEE:

$40/session

code

DATEs

time

Parent/Child Lessons

A1

M & W - June 13-22

9 - 10 a.m.

ages 7 and up w/adult

A2

Tu & Th - June 1-30

5 - 6 p.m.

Learn the game with your child. Group lessons cover basics: putting, chipping, pitching, irons, woods, general play, rules and etiquette. Range balls are included during the lessons; each player receives one free 9-hole round of golf. Max. 12.

A3

Tu & Th - July 12-21

9 - 10 a.m.

A4

FEE:

$60/session

code

DATEs

time

PC1

M & W, June 20-29

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

PC2

Tu & Th, July 19-28

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

PC3

M & W, Aug. 16-25

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Sat - July 9-30

9 - 10 a.m.

A5

M & W - July 18-27

5 - 6 p.m.

A6

M & W - Aug. 8-17

9 - 10 a.m.

A7

Tu & Th - Aug. 16-25

5 - 6 p.m.

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Little Feats Soccer

Parent/Child T-Ball

An introduction to soccer. Emphasis on basic fundamentals, sportsmanship and fun! Skill development focuses on footeye coordination and teamwork. Players should bring water bottle and be toilet trained. Parent/child involvement is welcome. Ages as of June 1. Fee includes T-shirt. Choose from Aurelia, Eastside or Happy Acres parks.

This activity is designed to give basic introduction to T-Ball. Parents help instruct their child on hitting, throwing catching and running the bases. Parents run the bases and play the field with their child. Children should bring a hat and glove. Ages as of June 1. Fee includes T-Shirt. Program held at Aurelia Park.

ages 3 to 4

DATE: Tuesdays and Thursdays June 14 – July 28 TIME: 10:20 – 10:55 a.m. FEE: $30

ages 3 and 4

DATE: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 14 – July 28 (no games July 19) TIME: 6:15 – 7 p.m. FEE: $35

Pre-Games ages 3 to 5

Preschool T-Ball

This four-week program introduces preschoolers to a variety of outdoor games. We will play soccer, t-ball, kick ball, parachute activities and other fun group games. Emphasis is on fun, sportsmanship and fundamentals. Players should bring a water bottle and be toilet trained. Parent/child involvement is welcome. Ages as of June 1. Fee includes T-shirt. Choose from Aurelia, Eastside or Happy Acres parks.

Designed to give basic introduction to T-Ball (hitting a ball off an adjustable tee). Skill development includes throwing, catching and activities of hand-eye coordination. Children should bring hat, glove and be toilet trained. Parent/child involvement is welcome. Ages as of June 1. Fee includes T-shirt. Choose from Aurelia, Eastside or Happy Acres parks.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

Mondays and Wednesdays July 11 – Aug. 3 6:15 – 7 p.m. $30

Skyhawks Tennis Camp with Quick Start ages 4 to 8

This camp teaches younger children the game of tennis. Racquets are larger and the balls are different. A great camp for youngsters who want to try tennis. Program held at the Jim Peterson Park tennis courts. Max. 20.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

June 13 – 17 ages 4 to 6: 9 – 10:30 a.m. ages 6 to 8: 10:45 a.m. – noon $65

Skyhawks Mini-Hawk Camp ages 4 to 6

An introductory program for young children, Mini-Hawk helps children explore soccer, t-ball and basketball in a day-program setting. No pressure, just lots of fun while these young athletes participate in all three sports through unique games. Our coaching staff is committed to helping children start off on the right foot. Bring shin guards, two snacks and sunscreen. Max. 30. Program held at Jim Peterson Park.

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DATE: TIME: FEE:

July 18 – 22 9 a.m. – noon $99

ages 3 to 4

DATE: Tuesdays and Thursdays June 14 – July 28 TIME: 9:30 – 10:05 a.m. FEE: $30

Morning T-Ball ages 5 to 6

Emphasis is on fundamentals, sportsmanship and having fun. Players need to provide a hat, glove and sunscreen. Practices and home games are at your home field. Away games are at other parks. Parents are responsible for transportation. Players registering at parks not reaching minimums will be asked to play at another location. Ages as of June 1. Fee includes T-shirt. Choose from Aurelia, Happy Acres, East Side parks or Baseball Complex (Miracle Field).

DATE: TIME: FEE:

Mondays and Wednesdays June 13 – July 27 (no games 7/4 and 7/6) 11 a.m. – noon $40

Evening T-Ball ages 5 to 6

Emphasis is on fundamentals, sportsmanship and having fun. Players need to provide a hat, glove and sunscreen. Ages as of June 1. Fee includes T-shirt. Max. 48 per site. Choose either Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs.

DATE: Mondays and Wednesdays June 13 - July 27 (Aurelia Park) (no games July 4 & 6) Tuesdays & Thursdays June 14 – Aug. 2 (Xylite Park) (no games July 19) TIME: 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. FEE: $40


Skyhawks Tennis Camp

Skyhawks Soccer teaches fundamental skills of soccer through fun games and exercises. Participants test their new expertise in skills and strategy through interactive group activities and scrimmages. Bring shin guards, snack and sunscreen. Max. 30. Program held at Soccer Complex field F4.

Skyhawks Tennis programs provide the beginning skills needed to participate in this lifelong sport. Participants learn proper techniques for grip, footwork, groundstrokes, volleys, overheads and serving, as well as rules and etiquette of the game. Bring tennis racket, two snacks and sunscreen. Max. 20. Program held at Jim Peterson Park.

ages 7 to12

DATE: TIME: FEE:

June 13 – 17 9 a.m. – noon $99

Skyhawks Lacrosse Camp ages 7 to 12

Designed for beginning and intermediate lacrosse players. Participants learn new skills while building upon fundamentals of passing, shooting and defense, in game situations. Bring a mouthpiece, protective gloves, helmet with mask, lacrosse stick, snack, sunscreen and water bottle. Max 25. Program held at Jim Peterson Park.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

June 20 – 24 9 a.m. – noon $99

Skyhawks Golf Camp ages 5 to 8

Skyhawks Golf builds the confidence of new players while teaching proper technique and etiquette. Skyhawks utilizes the SNAG Coaching System and equipment (clubs and balls) to maintain safety and encourage beginning golfers. Young golfers will experience success by using a plastic golf club with an over-sized ceramic head. We build confidence while teaching proper technique and etiquette. Bring two snacks and sunscreen. Max. 30. Program held at Deacons Park.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

July 5 – 8 9 a.m. – noon $99

Skyhawks Basketball Camp ages 7 to 12

Designed for beginning and intermediate basketball players, participants learn new skills while building upon fundamentals of passing, shooting and dribbling. Players test these abilities at the end-of-week tournament. Bring a snack. Max. 30. Program held at Roosevelt Middle School.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

July 11 – 15 9 a.m. – noon $109

Skyhawks Multi-Sport Camp ages 6 to 8

This program lets athletes gain experience in baseball, basketball and soccer. Bring shin guards, two snacks and sunscreen. Max. 30. Program held at Jim Peterson Athletic Complex.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

July 18 – 22 9 a.m. – noon $99

ages 7 to 12

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Skyhawks Soccer Camp

DATE: June 27 – July 1 OR July 25 – 29 OR Aug. 8 – 12 TIME: 9 a.m. – noon FEE: $99

Skyhawks Volleyball Camp ages 7 to 12

Learn fundamental skills through fun games and activities to engage the enthusiasm of the novice and experienced player. Skyhawks Volleyball focuses on passing, setting, hitting, digging and serving. This program is co-ed and skill based. Participants should bring kneepads, lunch and snack. Max. 30. Program held at Roosevelt Middle School.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

July 25 – 29 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. $125

Tinyhawks Soccer Camp ages 4 to 8

Learn fundamental skills through fun games and exercises. Max. 30. Program held at Soccer Complex field B2.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

July 25 – 28 ages 4 to 6: 6 – 7 p.m. ages 6 to 8: 7:15 – 8:15 p.m. $49

Skyhawks Flag Football Camp ages 5 to 12

Flag football is a great way to introduce young athletes to this popular sport. Because it is flag football, it is both safe and fun. Players learn the rules as well as strategies of both offense and defense, along with the core skills of catching, passing and de-flagging. Bring two snacks and sunscreen. Max. 30. Program held at Blaine Baseball Complex.

DATE: Aug. 8 – 12 TIME: 9 a.m. – noon FEE: $99

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Jr. High Team Tennis Leagues

Youth Summer Slow-Pitch Softball

ages 10 to 14

For boys and girls with prior tennis experience who want the opportunity to play on teams with emphasis on fun, fitness and friends. USA Team Tennis matches players of similar age and ability using the Junior Tennis Rating Program. Players practice once a week and have meets against players and teams from other cities. Players need own transportation to away meets. Practices and home meets are held at Blaine High School. Register by June 3.

DATE: Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 14 - July 28 TIME: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. FEE: $74

Minnesota Twins Youth Baseball Clinic

Summer slow-pitch is for boys and girls. Players need glove, hat, water bottle and sunscreen. Parents are responsible for transportation. Max. 16 per team.

Mighty Mites Softball completed grades 1 to 2

Choose Aurelia, East Side, Happy Acres, Jefferson, Ostmans, Quincy or Miracle League Field parks. Fee includes T-shirt.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

ages 6 - 16

Twins Youth Clinics teach the game’s fundamentals and provide participants with positive messages about staying in school and away from drugs and alcohol. The Twins staff is comprised of former players, coaches, scouts and/or instructors. No registration is required -- just show up and bring your glove. Clinic held at the Blaine Baseball Complex. In case of rain, it will be held at the National Sports Center Sports Hall. Call Parks & Recreation for more information.

DATE: Saturday, May 21 TIME: ages 6 to 9: 10 – 11:30 a.m. ages 10 to 16: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. FEE: FREE!

Minnesota Twins Youth Baseball Training Camp ages 8 to 18

Twins Training Camps cater to athletes wanting to improve skills in a serious instructional setting. Camps address general baseball skills, including hitting, defense, throwing, pitching, strength and conditioning and mental skills. Along with a group of the region’s best coaches, National Baseball Hall of Famers Rod Carew and Paul Molitor will be present as special instructors. All participants receive a camp T-shirt. Program held at the Blaine Baseball Complex. Register online at www. twinsbaseball.com/community; registration will not be taken through Blaine Parks and Recreation. Space is limited.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

Monday & Tuesday, June 13-14 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $200

Blaine Bengal Football Camp entering grades 1 to 8

The 34th annual Blaine Bengal Youth Football Camp offers instruction in all phases of the sport. Camp staff consists of the Blaine High School football staff, players and former Bengal players presently playing college football. Athletes will be divided into age groups. The camp will be held at the Blaine High School practice fields. To register, call Blaine High School at 763-506-6696 or visit www.blainebengalfootball.org.

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DATE: Aug. 1 – 4 TIME: 5:30 – 8 p.m. FEE: $50 (includes t-shirt)

Mondays & Wednesdays June 13 – Aug. 10 (no games 7/4 & 7/6) 12:30 to 2 p.m. $40

Peewee Softball

completed grades 3 to 5 Choose Aurelia, East Side, Happy Acres, Jefferson, Ostmans or Quincy Park. Fee includes T-shirt.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

Mondays & Wednesdays June 13 – Aug. 10 (no games 7/4 & 7/6) 2:30 – 4 p.m. $50

Midget Softball

completed grades 6 to 9 Program held at Aurelia Park. Fee includes T-shirt.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

Mondays & Wednesdays June 13 – Aug. 10 (no games 7/4 & 7/6) 6 – 7:30 p.m. $50

Youth Recreational Soccer ages 5 to 8

This introduction to the game of soccer teaches basic fundamentals. Participants will practice them in a game setting. Bring a water bottle. Ages as of June 1. Fee includes T–shirt. Program held at Happy Acres Park.

ages 5 to 6 DATE: Tuesdays & Thursdays June 14 – July 28 TIME: 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. FEE: $35 ages 7 to 8 DATE: Tuesdays & Thursdays June 14 – July 28 TIME: 2 – 3 p.m. FEE: $35


Parent and child spend an evening in the fully equipped kitchen at Let’s Dish, creating a fast, tasty meal and dessert of your choice to serve 4-6 people. One parent and one child may attend. Register by June 21. Menus change each month; call 763-717-2723 for more information. Held at Let’s Dish, 10450 Baltimore St. in Blaine. Max. 12 parent/child teams.

DATE: Tuesday, June 28 TIME: 7 – 8:30 p.m. FEE: $30

Elm Creek Swimming Pond & Play Area ages 7 to 12

Cool off in the filtered, chlorinated water of the swimming pond at Elm Creek. Wear or bring a swimsuit and a towel for swimming and playing on the beach. After swimming, we will play at the huge playground. Bring a bag lunch. Max. 20. Transportation leaves from Blaine City Hall.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

Monday, July 11 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $15

Minnesota Zoo & IMAX Theater ages 7 to 12

Head to the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley to see the animals. Bring a water bottle and bag lunch to enjoy on the zoo grounds. We will end the day by taking in a 3D show at the IMAX theater. Fee includes transportation, zoo admission, IMAX ticket and chaperones. Transportation leaves from Blaine City Hall. Register by July 6. Max. 20.

DATE: Tuesday, July 12 TIME: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. FEE: $23

Bunker Beach ages 8 to 13 years

Enjoy the wave pool, body slides, tube slides, activity pool, lazy river, sand play area and more at the newly renovated water park at Bunker Beach. Bring a bag lunch, swimsuit, towel and sunscreen. Fee includes transportation, chaperones and admission. Transportation leaves from Blaine City Hall. Register by July 7. Max. 20

DATE Thursday, July 14 TIME: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. FEE: $20

all ages

Get your friends and family together for an afternoon at the Twins game. We will load buses and head to Target Field to see the Twins take on the Tampa Bay Rays. Price includes game ticket and bus ride. Sign up early to guarantee your spot. Bus will leave City Hall at 10:30 a.m. Register by June 24. You may bring a bag lunch. Max. 115.

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Dinner Together at Let’s Dish Blaine Parks and Recreation Day ages 9 & up at the Twins Game

DATE: Wednesday, July 6 TIME: Depart at 10:30 a.m. Return at 4 p.m. Game starts at 12:10 p.m. FEE: $25

Babysitting Class ages 11 & up

Learn to be a responsible babysitter 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 students who successfully demonstrate the skills during class. Bring a doll, lunch and beverage both days. Class held in the Sanctuary Room at Blaine City Hall. Choose one session. Registration deadline is one week prior to class. Max. 14. Instructor: Molly Cirillo.

DATE: SESSION 1 Monday, July 25 & Tuesday, July 26 SESSION 2 Monday, Aug. 22 & Tuesday, Aug. 23 TIME: 5:30 – 8:45 p.m. FEE: $45/session

Group Guitar Lessons ages 6 and up

Intro to Guitar: ages 6 to 10 Do you enjoy Guitar Hero and Rock Band? Why not give real guitar a try? Students develop vocabulary and skills to play one and two chord songs, learning five different chords. Students may repeat class until skills are acquired before advancing. Beginning Guitar: ages 10 & up Have fun, learn and build skills. Learn fundamentals, maintenance, seven to nine chords; three to five chord songs. May repeat class until skills are acquired. Instructor Laurel Benedict is a Minnesota-licensed K-12 music teacher with a wealth of knowledge in a variety of instruments. Must have your own guitar (bring amplifier for electrics). Max. 10/class. Program held at the Blaine City Hall Cloverleaf Room. Register by June 6.

DATE: Wednesdays, June 15 – July 27 (no class July 6) TIME: Intro: 6 – 6:45 p.m. Beginning: 7 – 7:45 p.m. FEE: $60

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Adult Summer Co-Rec Kickball Join our fastest growing sport and relive your childhood days at the playground. Gather family, friends or co-workers for some recreational competition. Teams are limited to 20 players. Entry fee includes one ball and umpires. The summer league is a cooperative league between the cities of Fridley and Blaine. Games are held at Airport and Aquatore parks. Teams play double-headers each week and a total of 16 games. Register by April 29.

DATE: Sundays, May 15 – July 17 TIME: 5, 6, 7 and 8 p.m. FEE: $350/team

Adult Sand Volleyball A non-officiated, co–rec. league, with players at least 18 years old. Games will be held at the sand volleyball court at Lakeside Commons Park. Registration begins April 4.

DATE: Sundays, May 8 – July 24 (no games May 29 or July 3) TIME: 1, 2, 3 or 4 p.m. FEE: $110/team

Adult Fall Co-Rec Kickball This league is for teams that missed the summer league or for teams that want to extend their kickball season into the fall. Teams are limited to 20 players. Entry fee includes one ball and umpires. Games are held at Airport and Aquatore fields. Teams play double-headers each week and a total of 12 games. Register by Aug. 6.

DATE: Sundays, Aug. 21 – Oct. 2 TIME: 5, 6, 7 and 8 p.m. FEE: $255/team

Adult Fall Softball lEAGUE Women’s Fun Co-Rec 11/” Fun Men’s D

DAY

FEE

Th

$600

Tu

$620

M,W,Th

$600

Resident teams may subtract $50 from the entry fee. Fee includes 12 games, softballs and umpires. All games are doubleheaders. Registration dates are July 5-15. Teams must pick up registration materials at the Parks and Recreation office. Leagues begin the week of Aug. 8.

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Jazzercise Burn up to 600 calories in one fun 60-minute total body workout. Jazzercise group fitness classes combine dancebased cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn. Choreographed to today’s hottest music, Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, pilates, yoga and kickboxing. Start dancing yourself fit and change the shape of your body. Visit www.jazzercise.com for optional pricing and registration, including monthly specials. Classes go yearround and registration is ongoing at the door. Class held at the Sunnyside Park building. Instructor: Luanna Koehler.

DATE: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays TIME: 6 – 7 p.m. FEE: $35/month

Adult Tennis League This is an informal approach to organized competition using a pyramid/challenge type tournament. The league will place players of similar skills together and also allow them to play opponents of better skills. Matches will be scheduled by the players at an agreed upon location and time. A weekly pyramid chart will be sent to all entrants to keep everyone informed of player positions. Leagues for men, women and mixed doubles will be offered. First, second and third places are awarded in each league. Register by May 6, although players can be added throughout the season. Call 763-785-6161 for more information.

DATE: FEE:

May 16 – Aug. 14 $15

Adult Golf Lessons Group golf lessons are a great way to learn the game of golf or improve skills in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Level 1 (beginner) topics covered will include putting, chipping, pitching, irons and woods. Level 2 (intermediate) topics include course strategy, rules/etiquette and advanced swing instruction. Each participant will receive a certificate good for one 9-hole green fees on Victory Links Golf Course (total value $23). Level 1 students should bring a putter only to the first class. Level 2 should bring a putter and all wedges the first day. All lessons are held at Victory Links Golf Course. Max. 10. Instructor: Scott Roth.

FEE:

$69 (includes range balls during class)

BEGINNER DATEs

time

Fall Touch Football

Tu & Th, June 21-30

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

M & W, July 18-27

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

This four-man passing league is designed to be lowkey and recreational. Games are scheduled on Sunday afternoons around Vikings games. League begins Sept. 11. Games are played at Aquatore Park. Registration ends Aug. 26 or when leagues fill. Call 763-785-6161 for registration information. $60/team.

Tu & Th, Aug. 16-25

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

INTERMEDIATE DATEs M & W, July 18-27

time 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.


ADULT DANCE

Classes are held at QC Dance Studio at 1051 109th Ave.

Kettlebell Basics The kettlebell varies in weight and looks like a cannonball with a handle. Russian kettlebell is a challenging yet fun way of training, consisting of motion swings and lifts used to gain strength, cardiovascular endurance with fat loss, toned and lean muscle building. Total body wellness will be addressed. Beginners and those with no kettlebell training experience are welcome. Wear loose-fitting clothes and bring a water bottle. Max. 12.

DATE: Tuesdays, June 21 – July 26 TIME: 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. DATE: Fridays, June 24 – July 29 TIME: 9 – 9:45 a.m. FEE:

$60/session

Hip Hop Fit A hip hop warm up and workout to music that makes you want to move. Learn some basic dance moves and enjoy the freestyle while getting a cardio workout. No dance experience necessary, just come ready to move. Join with a friend or meet new friends as you enjoy a great workout. Max. 20.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

Wednesdays, June 22 – July 27 6:30 – 7:10 p.m. $44

Country Two-Step Country two-step with us. This is a lead-and-follow dance performed on a medium to large floor. We will dance to a variety of music, including country, quick tempo, blues and rockabilly. This is a great environment to learn new dances. Max. 20.

DATE: Thursdays, June 23 – July 28 TIME: 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. FEE: $55/person or $95/couple

ZUMBA is a very popular dance fitness sensation that incorporates music from around the world into a group class. Burn up to 800 calories in an hour depending on your exertion and fitness level. The best thing about ZUMBA is that you forget you are exercising because it’s like a dance party. Dance to the hottest Latin, pop and reggae music using interval training, which is great for your body and heart. No dance experience necessary. This class is appropriate for all ages, skills and fitness levels. Bring a towel, water and great attitude. Class held at the Sunnyside Park building. Max. 14. Instructor: Angela Nelson.

adults

ZUMBA

DATE: Session I: Thursdays, May 5 – June 2 Session II: Thursdays, June 16 – July 21 (no class July 7) TIME: 7:15 – 8:15 p.m. OR 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. FEE: $34/session

Moms On The Run Hundreds of women in the Twin Cities have used this program to go from walking to running their first ever 5k race. You can, too. Beginners will use walk/run intervals to build to the 5K distance, while intermediates will improve their speed and endurance. Getting fit has never been this fun. Participants will receive a structured 18-week exercise program, running instruction, group accountability, motivation for lifestyle change and a performance running shirt. Meet at the pavilion at the Lakeside Commons Park beach. Saturday participants can make up class on Wednesdays on holiday weeks. Max. 40. Instructors: Shannon Schlender, assistant coaches TBD. www.MomsOnTheRun.com

DATE: Saturdays and/or Wednesdays April 27 – Aug. 24 (no class April 30, May 28 or July 2) TIME: Wednesdays: 6:30 -7:15 p.m. Saturdays: 8 – 8:45 a.m. FEE: $159 once per week; $199 twice per week

Moms On The Run: Boot Camp This 12-minute strength and toning workout is added to the end of the Moms on the Run training class. It is an optional addition only for those enrolled in the Moms on the Run class. For $2-3 more per class, you will be getting a comprehensive strength and cardio workout every session. Class held at the Lakeside Commons Park beach. Max. 40. Instructor: Shannon Schlender.

DATES: Saturdays and/or Wednesday May 4 – Aug. 24 (no class May 28 or July 2) TIME: Wednesdays: 7:15 p.m. Saturdays: 8:45 a.m. FEE: $49 once per week, $79 twice per week

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Traditional Hatha Yoga Join us for traditional hatha yoga with an experienced and qualified instructor. Class takes place in a great studio with a perfect atmosphere for yoga. This class is an asana-based (posture) format that integrates the ethical foundations of yoga, utilizing pranayama (breath work), alignment and meditation. If you are looking to take your yoga practice further or are a beginner and want to start with a solid foundation, this is the class for you. Bring a yoga mat and water. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and arrive 10 minutes early. Class held at Sunnyside Park. Max. 15. Instructor: Hiyala.

DATE: Wednesdays, June 8 – Aug. 3 (no class July 6) TIME: 5 – 6 p.m. FEE: $56

Kayaking Basics This class is a great opportunity to learn the basics behind the fun recreational activity of kayaking. Even if you have little or no experience kayaking, this class will give you everything you need to know to safely and confidently paddle on protected waters in a recreational kayak. We will cover such topics as paddling basics and positioning, how to launch your boat, different types of strokes and how to get in and out of the kayak. Kayaks and equipment provided. Classes will take place at Lakes Side Commons Park Beach. Max. 6.

DATES: Tuesdays, June 14 OR July 19 TIME: 6:30 – 8 p.m. FEE: $23/day

Bellydancing ages 18 & up

Learn the elements and fundamentals of this beautiful dance. Class begins with a yoga/pilates warm up, then focuses on dance techniques, simple combinations, veil and finger cymbal work and a stretching/cool down. Wear comfortable exercise attire; we will be dancing barefoot. Optional: Bring a pilates mat and/or hip scarf if you have one. Hip scarves and finger cymbals will be available for purchase from the instructor. Class held at the Sunnyside Park building. Max. 20. Instructor: Becky Krueger.

DATE: Tuesdays, June 21 – July 26 TIME: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. FEE: $52

Outdoor Mindful Practices: Meditation & Yoga Join us in a beautiful outdoor setting at Town Square Park. Learn to become present in your life through the mindful arts of meditation and yoga. In this class, you will learn specific techniques to help you slow down, embrace mindfulness and enter the gentle bliss of the present moment. Instructor will read from Eckhart Tolle's book "the Power of Now." Come prepared to learn the proper way to sit comfortably for seated meditation, how to achieve a state of deep calm through mindful breathing, work with thoughts as they arise while meditating and how to access greater peace and joy throughout your day. We will focus on yoga postures that prepare the body for sitting and also explore various traditional and non-traditional meditation postures. Class held at Town Square Park. Max. 20. Instructor: Hiyala. www.indigaart.com

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DATE: Mondays, June 6 – July 11 (no class July 4) TIME: 7 – 8 p.m. FEE: $38

Classes are held at Gold’s Gym at 12420 Aberdeen St.

Boot Camp Join us for a fun and challenging combination of different types of muscle conditioning stations to go along with cardio segments. Tone and strengthen the body, increase cardiovascular fitness and leave the mind and body feeling refreshed and invigorated. Never repeat the same workout. Class takes place in a beautiful fitness room at Gold’s Gym. Do not need to be a member of Gold’s Gym to sign up for this class. Class taught by qualified Gold’s Gym instructors. Max. 15.

DATE: Session I: Tuesdays, May 3 – June 7 Session II: Tuesdays, June 14 – July 19 TIME: 7 – 8 p.m. FEE: $46/session

Spin Group Cycling Class Pedal your way to a healthier life. This group cycling class will exhilarate and challenge your cardiovascular system. We bring your outdoor cycling experience and exercise indoors to a fun and supportive group setting. Cycling exercise classes can strengthen the heart and lungs, burn calories, reduce stress and lower total cholesterol. Geared towards all fitness levels. Bikes provided. Bring a towel and water bottle. Max. 19.

DATE: Session I: Wednesdays, May 4 – June 8 Session II: Wednesdays, June 15 – July 20 TIME: 7 – 8 p.m. FEE: $46/session


Open Space Tuesdays

Interested in capturing the great outdoors on paper or canvas but don't know where to begin? Bring art supplies, fold up chair, easel (if you have one), bug spray, drinking water and camera (optional). Meet at East Lake Park. If weather is bad, class will be held at Blaine City Hall. Register by June 1. Max. 15. Instructor: Cheryl Barr.

The Blaine Art Council invites the public to free Tuesday evenings at East Lake Park. Beginning at 5 p.m. every Tuesday evening June through July, there will be a presentation about the Open Spaces in Blaine. Topics touch on where to find Blaine’s Open Spaces and what can be found in and around these valuable parcels of land. The second part of the evening will be devoted to making art. Members of the Art Council will be on hand to assist anyone willing to try their hand at creating art. Experienced artists in all mediums are also asked to join, for there is so much art-making inspiration to be found in our Open Spaces.

DATES: Tuesdays, June 7 & 14 TIME: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. FEE: $25

During August, there will be an opportunity to exhibit at Blaine City Hall work created at East Lake Park and adjoining trails, promoting what everyone learned about the importance of our Open Spaces. Blaine Art Council is proud to sponsor an exhibit of art created during Open Space Tuesdays at East Lake Park. All art for this exhibit must be framed and ready to hang with wire. 3D pieces and small works can be displayed in cases. To celebrate the artists, the inspiration they found, and promote awareness of the importance of our Open Spaces, there will be an opening reception for this exhibit with live music and an awards ceremony. The public is invited to vote for the Viewers Choice Award between Aug. 4 and Aug. 15. Art in the Open Spaces exhibit will be on display throughout August in the atrium at Blaine City Hall. Call 763-717-2723 for more information. Note: If making art, bring a chair, easel and art supplies.

Sparrows of Anoka County Sparrows are not the easiest group of birds to identify. This program will alert you to the sparrows of our area and point out key identification features. Digital photos will be used to illustrate these features. Class meets at Blaine City Hall. Ages 12 and up are welcome. Max. 20. Instructor: Bob Schultz.

DATE: Tuesday, May 3 TIME: 7 – 8:30 p.m. FEE: $6

adults

Intro to Landscape Art

DATE: Tuesdays, June – July TIME: 5 p.m. (presentations begin at 5:30 p.m.) FEE: FREE!

CPR Certification: Infant, Child & Adult

Heartsaver Facts First Aid

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

A four-hour course ideal for anyone interested in or required to implement First Aid training in an environment serving adult populations. Upon successful completion of practical skills testing, participants receive a course credential card. Fanny pack and first aid kit provided. Held at SBM Fire Station 3. Cost includes AHA First Aid manual. Max. 12. Class is taught by certified instructors from the SBM Fire Department.

DATE: Thursday, July 21 TIME: 6 – 10 p.m. FEE: $45

DATE: Thursday (choose one night) Apr. 28, May 26, June 23 OR Aug. 25 TIME: 6 – 10 p.m. FEE: $32

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Community Outings

All community outings depart from and return to Blaine City Hall and include motor coach transportation.

Lunch & Lock Cruise

Minnesota Twins vs. Baltimore

Enjoy a four-hour cruise with historical narration through the Ford Lock and Dam from St. Paul into Minneapolis and back. Enjoy live banjo music and a delicious hot lunch. Register by May 23.

Watch the Twins play the Baltimore Orioles at Target Field. Tour includes tour manager and Twins ticket. Good seats, main level, covered area, few steps. Register by Aug. 8.

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Monday, June 6 7:45 a.m. – 6 p.m. $65

DATE: Thursday, Aug. 25 TIME: 8:15 a.m. – 6 p.m. FEE: $54

Invitation to the White House & Rose Garden

Bayfield/Mackinac Island Express

Join our travels to St. Cloud to the Stearns History Museum for a presentation of “The Working White House.” Hear unique, behind-the-scenes stories from White House workers and view one-of-a-kind artifacts like clothing, letters and photographs. An LBJ barbeque of BBQ chicken, coleslaw, BBQ Beans and more is included. Attendees also receive the recipe booklet “From the White House,” containing a few presidential favorites. Register by June 28.

Join our trip to Bayfield and Mackinac Island. We will stop for lunch in Hayward and continue on to the Bayfield area. Highlights include a ferry to Madeline Island, lunch at the Old Rittenhouse Inn, tour in Bayfield, ferry to Mackinac Island, a carriage tour of Mackinac Island and beautiful scenery along Lake Michigan. Call 763-785-6164 for a complete itinerary.

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Wednesday, July 13 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $48

Aug. 23 - 28

Branson Christmas Tour Nov. 18 - 22

We’re off to Branson to celebrate the holiday season. Tour includes luggage handling, tour manager, shopping time, five musical shows – The Texas Tenors, Johnny Mathis Christmas Show, Showboat Branson Belle, Spirit of Christmas and Doug Gabriel Morning Show – six meals, Festival of Lights and more. Call 763-785-6164 for a complete itinerary.

Casino Trips

All casino trips depart from and return to the Senior Center and include motor coach transportation and coffee and donuts prior to departure.

Treasure Island Casino

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DATE: TIME: FEE:

Monday, April 11 Monday, Aug. 1 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. $5 ($3 food coupon & 10 pull tabs)

St. Croix Casino – Turtle Lake DATE: TIME: FEE:

Wednesday, May 11 Wednesday, Sept. 7 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. $5 ($5 back at casino)


May Cinco De Mayo – Thursday, May 5

Listen to Spanish music and enjoy an authentic meal. The party starts at 11 a.m. with special refreshments. Be sure to wear colorful clothing!

Ladies Luncheon Celebration – Friday, May 6

Honor our ladies at 11 a.m. with special entertainment and refreshments. Everyone is welcome.

Property Tax Assistance – Friday, May 13

Assistance for filing property taxes or rent credits from 1 to 3:30 p.m. No appointments; however, diners will receive first priority for assistance.

Celebrate ‘80 and Over’ Day – Wednesday, May 18

We will honor those present who are celebrating their 80th or subsequent birthday. Entertainment begins at 11 a.m.

june Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration Thursday, June 2

All married couples attending will be honored, with special recognition for those married more than 50 years. Party starts at 11 a.m. with entertainment and refreshments.

Honor Men’s Day Celebration – Thursday, June 16

New entertainment by Kevin Wagman singing country western songs will kick off this party at 11 a.m. as we honor the men. Enjoy a refreshing root beer float with your meal. Everyone is invited.

Independence Week of Fun

Prize/Nickel Bingo – Monday, June 27 – 1 p.m. 500 Card Tournament – Tuesday, June 28 – $1.50/ person, plan on lots of great treats and prizes. Advanced registration and payment is requested. Mini Wii Tournament – Tuesday, June 28 – Register in advance for a tentative slot from 9 – 11:15 a.m. to play two games of bowling for prizes, announced following play. Monthly Birthday Party – Wednesday, June 29 – Starts at 11 a.m. with entertainment by the Reminisce Band followed by lunch, then prize bingo at 1 p.m. See shaded box below for birthday celebration information. Cribbage Tournament – Thursday, June 30 – The fun begins at 1:30 p.m. Advanced registration and payment are required. Register with partner by June 27.

Monthly Birthday Parties

Celebrate with our honorees the last Wednesday of each month with entertainment at 11 a.m., a meal at noon and 1 p.m. prize bingo. Advanced lunch reservations are required. Everyone is invited! Summer dates: May 25, June 29, July 27, Aug. 31 and Sept. 28.

july Independence Party – Friday, July 1

Wear patriotic attire and join us at 11 a.m. as we enjoy patriotic tunes, honor our nation’s flag and enjoy refreshments. Register in advance for lunch.

Reunion/Bring a Friend Day – Wednesday, July 13

We are looking new people to experience the senior dining program. Bring your friends and join the fun. Register for lunch at least three days in advance. Special entertainment begins at 11 a.m.

Pork Chop Dinner – Thursday, July 21

Don’t miss one of our favorite evening specialty dinners. Tickets go on sale in early May – watch for details. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. Call for complete menu and price. After dinner, enjoy live entertainment in the park by the Wee Willie Polka Band.

senior center

Mary ann Young Senior Center

Anoka County Fair – July 26-31

Call local senior center for details and activities.

August Bring a Grandchild to Lunch, Prize Bingo and Ice Cream Sundaes – Thursday, Aug. 18

Don’t miss this fun, inter-generational activity. The party starts at 11 a.m. with games and prizes, then lunch at noon, bingo at 1 p.m. and an ice cream social at 2 p.m.

SEPTEMBER Harvest Dinner

This popular evening dinner will sell out in minutes when tickets go on sale in early August. Tentative meal dates are Sept. 15 or Sept. 22. Call the Senior Center this summer for details. Menu is a beef pot roast served family-style. Price is TBD.

Ongoing Programs

Mondays: Penny Bingo Tuesdays: Wii Bowling, Intermediate Line Dancing, “500” Cards, “T.O.P.S.”, Woodcarving Wednesdays: Wood Carving Class, Bunko (first Wed.), Hand & Foot Cards, Monthly Birthday Party (last Wed.) Thursdays: Educational Sessions, Movie Day (monthly), Defensive Driving Classes, Evening Line Dancing Fridays: Plastic Canvas Class, Foot Care, Fitness **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. Check out all the other recurring happenings each month. Stop by the Senior Center for a newsletter or join the mailing list. Call 763-786-9375 for more information or visit www. blaineparks.com and search keywords SENIOR CENTER.

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PROGRAM LOCATION MAP

Airport Park Aquatore Park Aurelia Park Austin Park Baseball Complex Blaine City Hall Blaine High School Centennial Elementary Centennial Green Park Centennial Square Deacons Park East Lake Park Eastside Park Fire Station #3 Gold's Gym Happy Acres Park Jefferson Park

2130 105th Avenue 9191 Lincoln Avenue 382 91st Avenue 4041 85th Lane 1150 Paul Parkway 10801 Town Square Drive 12555 University Avenue 4657 North Road 4041 Austin Street 3200 89th Avenue 11200 Arnold Palmer Drive 3350 Lakes Parkway 4715 107th Avenue 11920 Ulysses Street 12420 Aberdeen Street 11900 7th Street 12833 Jefferson Street

18 Johnsville Elementary 19 Jim Peterson Athletic Complex 20 Kane Meadows Park 21 Lakeside Commons Park 22 Lakeside Park 23 Let's Dish 24 Little League Park 25 Lochness Park 26 Mary Elizabeth Park 27 National Sports Center 28 Ostmans Park 29 Perpetual Motion Gymnastics 30 Pine Grove Gardens 31 Pioneer Park 32 President Park

991 125th Avenue 12302 Cloud Drive 2946 Rice Creek Parkway 3020 Lakes Parkway 1556 116th Avenue 10450 Baltimore Street 730 113th Avenue 11121 Lexington Avenue 8630 Eldorado Street 1700 105th Avenue 1201 130th Lane 12440 Aberdeen Street 11501 Club West Parkway 2491 125th Avenue 10214 President Drive

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QC Dance Studio Quail Creek Park Quincy Park Roosevelt Middle School Sanctuary Park North Schwan Super Rink Dance Studio Soccer Complex Sunnyside Park/Building Town Square Park University Ave. Elementary Victory Links Golf Course West Lake Park Xylite Park YogA AgoY Coon Lake (Wakeboarding)

/ 1051 109th Avenue 2205 Quail Creek Parkway 10601 Quincy Boulevard 650 125th Avenue 10713 Sanctuary Drive 1700 105th Avenue 1984 105th Avenue 750 Clover Leaf Parkway 10802 Town Square Drive 9901 University Avenue 2010 105th Avenue 11903 South Lake Boulevard 9033 Xylite Street 1250 126th Avenue 5450 197th Avenue Columbus, MN


10801 Town Square Drive N.E. Blaine, MN 55449-8101 (763) 784-6700

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Free Outdoor Concert Series TSP = Town Square Park

AQ = Aquatore Park

J U ly JUNE June 16 • 7 p.m. • TSP

Cyril Paul (Caribbean)

June 17 • 10:30 a.m. • AQ

Tricia & the Toonies June 21 • 7 p.m. • TSP

Centennial Community Band

June 23 • 7 p.m. • TSP

Dance Moves Ballet

June 28 • 7 p.m. • TSP

33 Degrees North (steel drum/island favorites)

July 7 • 7 p.m. • TSP

Rich and(classic therock) Resistors

AUGUST

July 8 • 10:30 a.m. • AQ

Curtis & Loretta (roots/Irish)

The Okee Dokee Brothers (children) July 12 • 7 p.m. • TSP

The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund (folk, jazz, old-time and roots) July 14 • 6 p.m. • TSP

Mayer Arts: Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure July 15 • 10:30 a.m. • AQ

Sticks & Tones (children)

July 19 • 6 – 8 p.m. • AQ

Family Fun Night

Aug. 2 • 7 p.m. • TSP

Aug. 4 • 7 p.m. • TSP

‘nMotion Dance

Aug. 5 • 10:30 a.m. • AQ

Wendy’s Wiggle, Jiggle and Jam (children)

Aug. 9 • 7 p.m. • TSP

Good Timin’ (rock)

Aug. 12 • 10:30 a.m. • AQ

Magician Brian Richards

July 21 • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. • AQ

Wee Willie Polka Band July 22 • 10:30 a.m. • AQ

AlphaBits Band (children)

platinum sponsor

July 26 • 7 p.m. • TSP

Calhoun Isles Community Band July 28 • 7 p.m. • TSP

QC Dance Performance gold sponsors

July 29 • 10:30 a.m. • AQ

Music that Tickles by Shawn(children) Sweeney

silver sponsor Blaine Youth Hockey

bronze sponsors 21st Century Bank •American Joe Coffee & Ice Cream Anchor Bank •Boundary Waters Bank Corrective Care Chiropractic •Jordan A Salon & Spa


Blaine Recreation Connection - 2011 Summer