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very day, citizens in and around Cedar Rapids volunteer their time and talents for the benefit of our community. The City of Cedar Rapids offers a variety of ways for residents to get

involved and make a difference. Opportunities range from attending a public meeting, participating in the City Manager’s 1 Bag Challenge, volunteering on a Board or Commission, helping create the beautiful Noelridge gardens, and many more. Citizens play an important role in all aspects of city operations. This issue of Our CR will highlight

Jeff Pomeranz has been the Cedar Rapids City Manager since September of 2010.

just a few of the numerous individuals and organizations who partner with the City, and volunteer on city initiatives and projects. We hope their stories will inspire you to look for ways to use your talents and interests to make an impact as well.

Jeffrey Pomeranz Cedar Rapids City Manager

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SILENT WORKFORCE Citizens throughout Cedar Rapids play a large role in how the city operates. The community has been recognized nationally for the active engagement of residents in decision-making and long-term planning. However, there are individuals who do even more than participate in public input and share their ideas and concerns with Council and staff. Many citizens partner with the city on progressive ideas, new initiatives and cost-saving services. A core of volunteers that exceeds the total number of city employees serves the community with over 30,000 volunteer hours each year. This edition pulls back the curtain so you can see the direct impact these citizens have on our community.

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1,000 ACRE P A R T N E R S H I P

Before Iowa was settled, pollinator habitat covered most of the state and central United States. Over 95 percent of tall grass prairies that developed more than 10,000 years ago have slowly disappeared. The loss of habitat causes many problems, but restoring pollinator populations is one that a group of dedicated Cedar Rapids area residents hope to remedy.

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ollinators play a critical role in maintaining diverse ecosystems and in the production of our food. 75 percent of plants in the world require pollination by an animal. Pollinators contribute to the production of more than 30 percent of our food and increase the value of the nation’s crops by $15 billion dollars. The decline of pollinators, including bees and butterflies, has been significant. Some estimates put today’s population of monarchs at less than 5 percent of the population 15 years ago. The loss of pollinators is related to the use of herbicides and elimination of necessary habitat in the ecosystem. Clark McLeod and Cam Watts created the Monarch Research Project to address their concerns about the long term implications of the dwindling population of monarchs and other pollinators. The group developed a system of rearing monarchs using tented, protected environments. In a natural setting, monarch eggs only produce a few mature butterflies. However, using bio tents, McLeod and Watts saw that 90 percent of the eggs produced butterflies.

developing additional habitat up to 1,000 acres within Cedar Rapids boundaries during a 5 year window. Currently, the city maintains approximately 125 acres of prairie within the public park system and right-of-ways. With McLeod’s idea and enthusiasm, Gibbins worked with City land managers to identify acreage suitable for habitat conversion not only within parks, but also sewer and water detention basins, right-of-ways, property managed by the Utilities Department and Eastern Iowa Airport, and portions of City golf courses. The plan requires a conversion of approximately 175 acres per year to reach the five year goal with implementation to begin during the spring of 2017. “We are extremely excited about this program and could not do it without Clark McLeod and his team. Initiatives like this are key to the City successfully leading important environmental issues and illustrate the benefits of public/private partnerships,” Gibbins said.

In addition to their work raising monarchs, McLeod saw the potential of using urban public land to increase pollinator habitat. He approached the City of Cedar Rapids with a request for a commitment to convert unused public land into prairie and initiated a partnership that has become the 1,000 Acre Pollinator Initiative. In support of declining pollinator populations, Cedar Rapids Parks Superintendent Daniel Gibbins proposed

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Mowed turf does not provide habitat for pollinators, so setting aside portions of public property that had previously been mowed is an important change. “It is significant for the city to set the example,” said McLeod, “They are a large land owner and are setting an example for the rest of the land owners. We need to get away from grooming every acre and change people’s mindset as to what is beautiful,” he concluded. Monarch Research Project volunteers plan to share the City’s commitment as an example with home and business owners across the county and in surrounding counties. They will urge private land owners to participate with a goal of converting 10 percent of mowed turf to pollinator habitat each year. “This is definitely a journey. We are not going to transform a community overnight, but we will make significant changes in the next five years,” McLeod said. To assist with the conversion, the City’s IT department is creating a geographic map that will identify pollinator zones that can be converted as funds are available to purchase native seed and other supplies needed. The Monarch Research Project volunteered to help with the fundraising effort. In support of the 1,000 Acre Pollinator Initiative, Becki Lynch, a volunteer with the Monarch Research Project, master gardener, and Noelridge Greenhouse volunteer, will assist with creating a showcase for pollinators in Noelridge Park. Flutterby Acres will use four 12 x 12 bio tents provided by the Monarch Research Project to grow black swallowtails and monarchs. A pollinator garden habitat has been planted next to the tents where the pollinators will be released. The theme for all of the gardens at Noelridge in 2016 is “Pollinator Paradise.” While pollinator challenges are significant, the involvement of community members committed to finding solutions will definitely provide an impact in Cedar Rapids. “This is one problem that is solvable,” said McLeod.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

If you are interested in creating a pollinator zone at your home or business and would like additional information, contact Becki Lynch at BeckiL@Outlook.com.

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he City of Cedar Rapids cannot operate without the assistance of citizens who spend a few hours a month representing the community on more than 30 boards, commissions and advisory committees. These groups serve a crucial function in the public process, assisting staff and City Council in making decisions on behalf of their neighbors, coworkers and friends. Whether you have a skill that can be used on an appeals board, or have an interest in parks or visual arts, your input is critical to your community. Applications for new appointments are due April 30, 2016. Use the QR code to find information on how to apply. Women, minorities and qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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THE CALL State Farm helps kids learn to make 911 calls.

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t felt real. This helps in case I really need to call for help,” said Lara Secl, a third-grader in Mrs. Megan Goldensoph’s class at Grant Wood Elementary School, after completing a 911 training scenario. Each year, firefighters and State Farm agents and agents’ assistants descend upon 30 local elementary schools to teach children how to recognize an emergency and call for assistance.

Given photographs of different types of simulated emergencies and non-emergencies, students identify which pictures would require activation of the 911 system. The students then use an actual phone to dial 911. The phone is connected through a simulator to a firefighter who picks up the phone call and acts as the emergency dispatcher. The students are required to describe the emergency, and then provide their name, address, and telephone number. The dispatcher will often ask the students for specific information or provide instructions for what the student should do next if this was an actual emergency.

Kelly Souza, agents' assistant at Gary Shubatt Insurance, has been assisting Cedar Rapids firefighters with training elementary-aged children for 9 years. She is one of a dozen State Farm employees who volunteer their time. Souza says, “It is a perfect way for us to partner with a community agency and get involved with the youth of the community. In our jobs in the insurance industry, we educate adults and teenagers. This is a way that we can reach out to younger children.”

State Farm Insurance representatives have been assisting the Fire Department for over 15 years. They help the students through the scenarios to help build confidence. The training has real-world applications. There have been at least two documented cases in which children used their training to actually call 911 for an emergency. One scenario involved a child who found his father unconscious and suffering from a heart attack. The child was able to call 911, describe the emergency, and get the tiered medical response of police officers, firefighters, and ambulance personnel to deliver out-ofhospital emergency care.

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any residents have been picking up litter around their neighborhoods as part of the City Manager’s 1 Bag Challenge, a program that encourages Cedar Rapidians to help eradicate litter one bag at a time. And a few have collected hundreds of bags on their own including Denise Covington, who has collected around 300 bags of litter and even volunteered to help assemble the bag and glove litter kits for the program. “Denise’s enthusiasm and willingness to pitch in and help with the City Manager’s 1 Bag Challenge program is really appreciated,” said Vince Snyder, Litter and Illegal Dumping Officer and coordinator for the 1 Bag Challenge Program. “I hope others see her dedication and decide to participate in the 1 Bag Challenge or our Adopt-a-Road litter removal program this year.” The City Manager’s 1 Bag Challenge officially kicks off on April 1, 2016, and runs through late fall; however, litter collection kits can be picked up at most City buildings as early as March. Residents can easily grab a kit as soon as the snow melts and help the City clean up any litter that has accumulated during the winter months. “We try to make it simple for residents to get involved with the 1 Bag Challenge,” said Mark Jones, Solid Waste and Recycling Superintendent. “Once they fill a bag, they just have to place it next to their GARBY cart on their normal garbage collection day, and our crews will pick it up.” The special City Manager’s 1 Bag Challenge bags do not require an extra $1.50 sticker, and if residents do not have a GARBY cart, they can dispose of the litter bag as they would their regular trash. Learn more about how you can get involved by visiting www.CleanUpCR.com.

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In January of 2015, the City of Cedar Rapids and several partner organizations were awarded a grant to help improve water quality and soil health while reducing the amount of water traveling downstream. One producer, Nick Meier, who has a farm near La Porte City, has been implementing practices on his farm to improve water quality and will continue to further those efforts with the aid of the Middle Cedar Partnership Project. Below is a feature piece on Nick Meier and the MCPP. The story, by Tim Hoskins, originally ran in the Iowa Farmer Today and highlights how individuals around the region are helping improve life in Cedar Rapids.

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iving and farming upstream from Cedar Rapids, Nick Meier likes the approach Cedar Rapids has taken to work with farmers to improve water quality.

Meier, who farms in Black Hawk County, [has farmland] located in the Miller Creek watershed. This feeds into the Middle Cedar River watershed, which in turn affects Cedar Rapids’ water quality and quantity. In January, Cedar Rapids and the Iowa Department of Agriculture announced $2 million in funding from a USDA watershed conservation program in addition to $2.3 million matched by area partners, according to a USDA news release. The Middle Cedar Partnership Project targets 2,417 square miles from south of Waterloo to north of Vinton in Black Hawk, Tama and Benton counties. Meier no-tills and strip-tills his land. He has planted cover crops on his farm. He recently had a saturated buffer installed in an existing buffer along one of his fields, and also [installed] a bioreactor. A saturated buffer is installed in the ground between a tiled field and surface water. The saturated buffer has the groundwater carried by tile lines diverted from being drained directly to the surface. At a diverter box, the water is sent to other tile lines under the buffer. This allows uptake by the perennial plants in the buffer and denitrification in order to keep nitrate out of the surface water. Some of the diverter boxes are designed with different chambers, allowing water to drain directly to the outlet during heavy water movement. Meier is also working with his crop consultant, Shannon Gomes, to use Adapt N, a nitrogen recommendation software. The system uses variables including soil type and weather data to estimate how much nitrogen is needed for a crop. In addition, he variable rates his phosphorus and potash applications.

“We are trying to avoid regulations,” Meier says, referring to other parts of the country with mandatory farming practices. That is why he likes the city of Cedar Rapids’ willingness to work with farmers upstream to improve water quality. Steve Hershner, Cedar Rapids utilities director, says the idea of partnering with farmers is natural since part of the city’s economy relies on grain processing. And, the funding is important because he knows many practices have a significant cost for farmers to implement. Cedar Rapids’ wells are positioned on the north side of the city, near the Cedar River. Water quality for the city is affected by upstream practices by farmers. Therefore, the City of Cedar Rapids is working with farmers in five watersheds — Miller Creek, Headwaters Miller Creek, Wolf Creek, Rock Creek and Pratt Creek — that feed into the Cedar River. Hershner says the partnership shows various organizations have an interest in improving water quality. The project is about water quantity as well. After the 2008 flood in Cedar Rapids, he says some of the practices are aimed at improving water infiltration in the soil upstream to help with future flood mitigation. Meier’s conservation practices are part of the Miller Creek Water Quality Improvement Project. Shane Wulf, project coordinator, says this is the second year for the project. Last year, cover crops were the most popular project farmers tried and many experimented with various cover crop mixes to test which worked the best on their farm. In addition, he says a couple bioreactors have been installed. Wulf says outreach such as field days, workshops and bus tours are an important part of this effort. “We have to get out and get people to think,” says Meier.

All of these practices have one goal in mind: voluntarily improving water quality.

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“Dedicated volunteers like you enable us to nearly double the number of pets adopted into new homes,” stated Diane Webber, Program Manager at Animal Care and Control, during a recent meeting with a dozen volunteers at the shelter.

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hile daily cleaning and care assistance at the Animal Care and Control shelter are critical components of their efforts, volunteers also coordinate adoption outreach events, provide transportation services for the animals to adoption locations or veterinarian visits, and continuously update PetFinder photographs and biographies. According to Rick Kemmann, “To be a volunteer at the shelter requires a fundamental understanding and love of animals, and a willingness to do whatever needs to be done.” To become a volunteer, individuals are required to take an orientation course to learn Animal Care and Control responsibilities and expectations. Volunteers are provided guidance for protecting the health and safety of the animals, as well as themselves. Proper attire, basic animal handling skills, and cleaning protocols are highlighted. Volunteer Paul Westlake said, “The orientation sessions and hands-on training provide confidence and help ensure that you are helping the animals.” Orientation sessions are held once a quarter and dates are posted on the shelter’s website. Volunteers like Kris Brown coordinate a partnership with PetSmart, 4810 1st Avenue NE, where adoptable cats from Animal Care and Control are made available at their store. Whether animals are adopted at the shelter or PetSmart, volunteers often provide education to potential new owners by providing them with advice on how to integrate pets into the home, understand normal animal behavioral issues, and recommend pet supplies to purchase.

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Foster care is another important role for volunteers. Dogs and cats are taken in by volunteers to teach the pets socialization skills and increase their likelihood of successful adoption integration. Once a pet is adopted, volunteers may contact owners to see if there are any issues with the pet. Volunteers then provide counseling (such as through the Cat Retention Program) in hopes of finding solutions so pets do not need to be surrendered at the shelter. In 2015, volunteers provided over 6,000 hours of service, including working fundraisers such as PAWS in the Park, PAWS for the Holidays Open House, and PAWS for Love.

For more information about volunteer opportunities and events at Animal Care and Control, please visit www.Cedar-Rapids.org/Animal

DO YOU NEED ASSISTANCE WITH A CAT BEHAVIORAL ISSUE? Sadly, cat owners often get frustrated with clawing or litter box issues and eventually decide to surrender kittens and cats to local shelters. Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control volunteers recently completed a Cat Retention training program providing them with the tools and resources needed to help cat owners work through those behavioral issues. With this innovative program and resource, Animal Care and Control volunteers hope to provide cat owners potential solutions and keep both pets and their families together and happy. EMAIL: CRCatHelp@Yahoo.com • PHONE: 319-777-4250

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olunteers are instrumental in the operation of the Noelridge Greenhouse and gardens. Each year, garden enthusiasts meet several times per week throughout the year to plant flowers, design flower beds for competition, coordinate educational programs for the public and assist with exhibits and special events. These volunteers donate close to 2,000 hours of their time so over 55,000 annual, perennial and native plants and flowers can be produced at the greenhouse in Noelridge Park. To become involved go to FriendsofNoelridge.com/Volunteer. W W W. C E D A R - R A P I D S . O R G

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COMMUNITY IMPACT THROUGH VISUAL ARTS NAME: Bill Stamats VOLUNTEERING ROLE: Visual Arts Commission since December 2013; chair since July 2014 WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WANT TO GET INVOLVED WITH THE VISUAL ARTS COMMISSION (VAC)? “My background in art is the main reason — I consider myself a working artist as well as a business man. Our charge is interesting for me — our job on the commission is to do a number of things: engage the community with public art, but also with projects on public grounds.”

Square will have this fabulous Bruce Beasley piece, another very well-known international artist. So you have one, two, three really top-notch art pieces downtown…it gives me goosebumps.”

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF SERVING IN THIS ROLE?

FOR ANYONE WHO ISN’T FAMILIAR WITH THE VAC, CAN YOU HELP DESCRIBE WHAT YOUR WORK ENTAILS?

“Public art is very important; it brings an aesthetic appearance and sophistication to a city. Part of why I got involved was as an employer — we want people to want to work here and live here. My contribution is to do this through visual arts. Having interesting public artwork is critical. We have the red sculpture at the public library by an internationally known artist, the two pieces of art outside the Museum of Art, also by an internationally known artist, and to top it off, Greene

“We act as the recommending body to City Council for new artwork, or pieces purchased for the city. In every part of the budget for a new city building, two percent goes to public art, and we make recommendations for that. This year we are working on a plan to inventory all city-owned artwork and the condition of the art. We are also looking at future places public art could go, such as integrated into the flood control system — walls, levees, and gateways.”

AS A CITIZEN, WHY DO YOU THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO TAKE AN ACTIVE ROLE IN YOUR COMMUNITY? “I live in this town, I’ve grown up here my whole life; this is my city. If I’m not involved in my city, then I’m not being a good citizen. It’s so easy to get involved in something that interests you, and have the ability to make real change.” WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO SOMEONE WHO IS THINKING OF GETTING MORE INVOLVED WITH THEIR CITY GOVERNMENT? “Try something for a year, it’s essentially 12 meetings. Try it out and see if it fits.”

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BUILDING A STRONGER COMMUNITY THROUGH VOLUNTEERISM NAME: Jim Vancura VOLUNTEERING ROLE: Board of Adjustment since 2015 WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WANT TO GET INVOLVED WITH THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT (BOA)? “I ran into longtime friend, Bill Vernon, who is a current and longtime member of the BOA, and he asked me if I had an interest in serving on the Board. After several minutes of conversation, I became very interested and did some research on the City’s website. Two days later I sent in my application.” WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF SERVING IN THIS ROLE? “The interaction we have with citizens who appeal to the Board to get approval to construct their various projects. They can range from a homeowner who wants to build a deck on the back of his house, to a large developer who is constructing a huge building.” FOR ANYONE WHO ISN’T FAMILIAR WITH THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, CAN YOU HELP DESCRIBE WHAT YOUR WORK ENTAILS? “For anyone to construct a new house or building, or to add a fence or deck to their current home, they must obtain a permit from the Cedar Rapids Building Services Department. All of these new [or similar] projects must follow Chapter 32 of the Cedar Rapids Municipal Code. If for some unique reason they cannot follow or meet the code, residents can try to obtain a variance from the Board of Adjustment. A Variance Application is presented to the Board, which is made up of five Cedar Rapids citizens. Our responsibility is to review the Variance Applications, and decide if they should be granted or not. The staff at the Development Services Department does a great job of presenting their assessment of the situation and then we hear directly from the applicant. Many times, due to unique circumstances, the Variance is granted. Other times, we must make the difficult decision to not allow the project to be built.” AS A CITIZEN, WHY DO YOU THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO TAKE AN ACTIVE ROLE IN YOUR COMMUNITY? “I think it is important for everyone to be involved in the organizations they are a part of. Volunteering for a

committee can give you an inside look at what it takes to run this city. The people that you become involved with all have great pride in their city and it is rewarding to share the enthusiasm.” WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO SOMEONE WHO IS THINKING OF GETTING MORE INVOLVED WITH THEIR CITY GOVERNMENT? “I am sure everyone can find something that piques their interest. Get involved. These committees are always looking for good people.”

“Citizens who volunteer time on committees provide valuable input on the potential benefits and impacts of a policy proposal. Jim’s experience with private development and the relationships he has established through his career add a level of respect to the decisions made and agreements reached.” -JOE MAILANDER, Development Services Manager

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Quota partners with Cedar Rapids Police and Options of Linn County to provide books to kids.

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hildren have received over 41,000 books over the past 10 years thanks to a unique program developed by Quota International in cooperation with the Cedar Rapids Police Department. In October 2015, Quota International of Cedar Rapids celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the Cops ‘n’ Kids Reading Program. This program provides a great opportunity to encourage literacy and foster positive interactions between children and police officers in our community. Quota has donated over 41,000 books to the Cedar Rapids and Marion Police Departments, with the vast majority in Cedar Rapids. Officers and Quota members provide books to children in our community targeting kids who may not have many, if any, books they can call their very own. So who is Quota International of Cedar Rapids? Founded locally in 1940, Quota is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping hearing impaired individuals and disadvantaged women and children. Volunteer members donate countless hours to a number of ongoing and special service projects. One of the organization’s most successful projects is the Cops ‘n’ Kids Program. In Cedar Rapids, Quota International partners with the Cedar Rapids Police Department and the Cedar Rapids Community School District. They recently added a new partner, Options of Linn County. Their consumers assist with cleaning and labeling gently used books. At Harrison, Johnson and Taylor schools, Sergeant Mark Andries, Sergeant Cristy Hamblin, Officer Shannon Stokesberry and

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Going to do the books isn’t only fun, I like being able to help the kids. The books we clean help kids who don’t have books sometimes.” -BETH, Options of Linn County consumer

Officer Glenn Kieler read to students and leave them with a book provided by Quota. Each student at these schools receives a book every year. Additionally, Quota supports the schools by providing books for special events. Recently, Quota International celebrated their 10-year anniversary at Garfield. Along with the Police Department, Quota members had a fun celebration with books and treats for all Garfield students. Another important component of our Cops ‘n’ Kids program is the neighborhood “Reading Corners,” where families can drop in to read and take books home for their families.

For more information on Quota, or to get involved, go to QuotaofCedarRapids.org.

READING CORNER LOCATIONS Community Connections Center 1501 1st Avenue SE

HD Youth Center 1445 Mt. Vernon Road SE

NW Neighborhood Resource Center 1442 Ellis Boulevard NW

Groundswell 201 3rd Avenue SW

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e all know someone who goes above and beyond to contribute to a cause or the community. They are committed, dedicated and passionate about making a difference in the lives of a few or many. The Cedar Rapids City Council, with the support of the University of Iowa Community Credit Union, recognizes five of these individuals each year with a donation of $1,000 to the charity of their choice and recognition during Resident Appreciation Day at the Downtown Farmers Market on June 4. Nominate someone who demonstrates exceptional support for the community, exhibits the responsibilities of strong citizenship or develops projects or initiatives that benefit other residents. An easy nomination form is available online at www.Cedar-Rapids.org. Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29.

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YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO FIGHT LEAD HAZARDS

Residents can now access hundreds of pages of historic information from their own living rooms.

The City of Cedar Rapids continues to partner with Linn County Public Health to administer a unique grant to fight the dangers of lead-based paint. The Hazard Hunters program provides funds to reduce lead hazards associated with childhood lead poisoning and support the health and wellness of families and children. Funding for the grant is made possible from the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD). The program is open to Cedar Rapids households. Homeowners and investment owners eligible to apply for funding include: households with children under the age of six (or where children frequently visit) in residences built before 1978, and who have a household income that does not exceed 80 percent of the area median income determined by HUD. “This ongoing program has a primary prevention focus,” says Linn County Public Health’s Ann Olson. “Funds are still available to address lead hazards before a child becomes lead poisoned.”

HISTORIC DATABASE GOES PAPERLESS A new online database makes historic property details available right from your keyboard. The online public database showcases locations and characteristics of local historic properties. Residents, property owners, and local developers will have the opportunity to learn if a property has been surveyed for historic significance, see if it is potentially eligible for tax credits, or simply learn more about a local historic property. The information in the database has been collected from multiple architectural and historic surveys, which includes nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. “When you think of historic preservation, the word ‘technology’ doesn’t usually come to mind,” says City Planner Jeff Hintz, staff liaison to the Historic Preservation Commission. “This is a unique tool that allows historic information to be much more accessible to all residents. Hundreds of pages of documents have been organized and placed in an interactive map that is accessible for anyone.” Residents can view the database at www.Cedar-Rapids.org/HPC.

SAVE THE DATE!

The 2016 Preservation Showcase will be held on Saturday, May 7. This signature event features a historic wood windows workshop, mobile tours highlighting the City’s history, and an awards presentation to citizens who have advanced Cedar Rapids’ history. Watch the City’s website for additional information! 18

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any changes have taken place downtown as part of an overall effort to support transportation options for all road users, and encourage safer travel speeds. This past summer, work was completed to convert segments of 2nd and 3rd Avenues from one-way to two-way travel. Pedestrian and bike accommodations were also added. Other conversions that took place in 2015 included 4th Avenue SE, from 5th Street to 19th Street; and 8th Street SE, from 4th Avenue to 12th Avenue. Moving forward to 2016, work will continue on twoway conversions. Traffic flow on 7th Street SE will be converted from one-way to two-way from 4th Avenue to

12th Avenue. Additional pavement improvements will also take place on 3rd Avenue, between 6th Street SW and 5th Street SE. This will include pavement rehabilitation, improving sidewalk ramps to ensure they are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, adjusting the angle of the parking on the 3rd Avenue bridge to increase access and maneuverability for motorists, and making additional pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements. Work is underway with the railroad to secure new crossing arms and gates that would support two-way traffic, allowing the City to close the gaps in our two-way network. To learn more about the two-way conversions, please visit www.Cedar-Rapids.org/Conversions.

PAVING FOR PROGRESS CONTINUES ROAD IMPROVEMENTS Paving for Progress, now in its second year, has completed 43 projects and approximately 15 miles of roadway improvements to date (for comparison, Cedar Rapids runs north to south approximately 13 miles — the miles improved through Paving for Progress would run the entire length of the city from north to south). The 10-year Pavement Management Plan was finalized in 2015, and fresh pavement condition data is already being collected in order to keep the plan relevant to Cedar Rapids’ current street conditions. Residents will see a variety of projects taking place the summer of 2016. Approximately 30 projects are currently under design. Some upcoming projects include: 42nd Street, West Post Road, Edgewood Road, B Avenue and others. To page through the entire 10-year Pavement Management Plan, visit www.Cedar-Rapids.org/PavingforProgress. W W W. C E D A R - R A P I D S . O R G

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WAIT LESS. WORRY LESS. RIDE MORE! Cedar Rapids Transit launches mobile app for bus tracking.

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iding the bus in Cedar Rapids is now easier than ever, thanks to the Cedar Rapids Transit Division’s new mobile app. The app allow users to view bus routes on their phone or other mobile device, track buses in real time, and view or text to determine when the next bus will arrive at their location. The new app will greatly increase the convenience of using public transportation by allowing riders to track bus arrival times down to the minute, right from their phone. Riders can watch the map as buses move along their route and time their arrival at the bus stop as necessary. This will eliminate the need to sit outside waiting for the next bus to arrive — a benefit that will be helpful year-round, but especially in the winter months.

ADDRESSING SIDEWALK RAMPS

“The RideCRT app uses the latest technology available in order to make taking the bus more convenient,” said Brad DeBrower, Cedar Rapids Transit Manager. “Our goal is to make riding the Cedar Rapids transit system as easy as possible for current riders, and also to encourage more ridership. By providing better transportation options, we are increasing the overall quality of life for our residents.”

Help us identify sidewalk ramps that are not accessible. The City of Cedar Rapids is working to bring its sidewalk ramps into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to create a more walkable, accessible community for all residents, regardless of age or ability. To ensure users with mobility or vision impairments can still access the sidewalk, curb ramps must meet specific standards. The public can assist in identifying ramps that are not accessible. If you see a sidewalk ramp that is not ADA compliant, please email the location and details to Sidewalks@Cedar-Rapids.org, or call 319-286-5802.

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Cedar Rapids Transit users can view the service and download the app at www.RideCRT.com. Riders without smart phone technology can also text numbers displayed at each bus stop for up-to-date information about arrival times at their location.

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COST-SHARE PROGRAM ALLOWS RESIDENTS TO SAVE UP TO $2,000 AND IMPROVE WATER QUALITY

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Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) CostShare Program will provide Cedar Rapids residents financial and technical assistance in implementing stormwater BMPs designed to improve water quality and reduce the amount of stormwater runoff. Financial assistance will help cover the cost of materials and/ or contractor labor for completing the projects. Projects can range from rain gardens and bioretention cells to pervious pavement and soil conditioning. The City will provide partial reimbursement up to 50 percent of the project cost or $2,000, whichever is the lesser value. Projects will be awarded while funds remain available, on a first-come, firstserved basis, and anyone subject to the stormwater utility fee will be eligible for participation in the program.

“This program is a win-win scenario for residents and the City,” said Jon Durst, sewer superintendent. “For half the cost, homeowners can improve their property and play an active role in improving the City’s water quality and helping decrease the amount of runoff. In turn it reduces the potential for property or infrastructure damage that can occur if the sewer system is overwhelmed by runoff.” Residents can get an application and learn more about the program by visiting www.Cedar-Rapids.org/Stormwater and clicking on “Stormwater BMP Cost Share.” Contact the City of Cedar Rapids Stormwater Coordinator for more information at 319-286-5604 or Sewer@Cedar-Rapids.org.

PLANT SOME SHADE When you are thinking about landscaping this spring, keep in mind that MidAmerican Energy’s Plant Some Shade program provides customers with high-quality trees at discounted prices. The trees range in height from 3 to 8 feet and are selected by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Trees are available for $30 each; on a first-come basis, during the spring Plant Some Shade event. Order your tree now at www.Cedar-Rapids.org. Trees will be distributed on April 28 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. 21 W W W. C E D A R - R A P I D S . O R G


NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW

GET MORE TARGETED TEXT AND EMAIL ALERTS The City of Cedar Rapids recently launched a more targeted text and email alert system, offering our citizens the opportunity to receive more applicable messages straight to their phone or inbox. To best target our messages, we need residents to visit www.CRNewsNow.com to sign up for the alerts and provide their home address. The enhanced system allows more targeted messaging. For example, a message about a garbage delay will only go to individuals who will be impacted by the delay, rather than anyone who's subscribed to garbage and recycling updates.

SPRING LEAF VACUUM COLLECTION BEGINS APRIL 4

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tarting Monday, April 4, the Cedar Rapids Solid Waste & Recycling Division will be operating leaf vacuum trucks. The trucks will run through Friday, April 29. Residents can expect collection of leaves on their regular garbage day unless the trucks are slowed by weather or volume. If the service is slowed by weather or volume, the Cedar Rapids Solid Waste & Recycling Division will strive to reach the property the next day. Residents should place leaves in long rows on the grass or parking area beside the street for collection. Leaves must be kept out of the street and away from obstacles like mailboxes, sign poles and trees. The vacuum truck will not collect leaves from alleys. Leaf piles should be free from brush and debris. Sticks and twigs can be placed in the YARDY cart for collection and litter should be bagged and placed in your garbage can. Please do not park cars in front of leaf piles; the truck will not be able to collect the leaves.

For more information about the Solid Waste & Recycling Division’s spring leaf vacuum collection program please visit www.Cedar-Rapids.org/Leaf or call 319-286-5897.

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In the coming months, we will be working to add more new features to the CR News Now text and email alert system, including making it possible for citizens to text keywords and receive specific information. For instance, rather than having to call in, someone in the adult softball league could text “softball” to a specific number to determine if games have been delayed due to weather.

To ensure that you’re receiving the most targeted text and email alerts, visit www.CRNewsNow.com today and sign up for our enhanced text and email alerts.


ROOTS CREATES HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES

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he ROOTs program, created by the City of Cedar Rapids in partnership with the Iowa Economic Development Authority, offers down-payment assistance at 25 percent of the purchase price of a newly constructed home. Many of these new homes are located in the City’s core neighborhoods, and their development is helping repopulate the heart of our community after the 2008 flood. Other benefits of the ROOTs program include:

Spring

LOOSE LEAF

Vacuum Collection

encouraging families to establish permanent residency in Cedar Rapids; creating quality, affordable ownership opportunities as an alternative to renting; and creating unique mixed-use development opportunities, opening the door for more residential and commercial hubs. The program is available through the end of 2016. To learn more, visit www.ROOTSinCR.com.

DITCH YOUR DOSES AT THE

POLICE STATION

APRIL 4 - 29

Residents can expect collection of leaves on their regular garbage day unless the trucks are slowed by weather or volume.

www.CityofCR.com/leaf

Safely Ditch Your Doses at the secure drop box in the vestibule of the Cedar Rapids Police Department (505 1st St. SW) or take them to a pharmacy that offers a drug take-back program.

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NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW

CITY SERVICES DIRECTORY

! Emergency line

CITY SERVICE

LOCATION

PHONE

EMAIL ADDRESS

Animals

900 76th Avenue Drive SW

319-286-5993

AnimalControlMgmt@Cedar-Rapids.org

Assessor

City Services Center, 500 15th Avenue SW

319-286-5888

CedarRapids.Iowa.Assessors.com

Bid Opportunities

City Hall, 101 1st Street SE

319-286-5021

Bid-Purchasing@Cedar-Rapids.org

Building and Housing Codes

City Services Center, 500 15th Avenue SW

319-286-5831

D.Kolosik@Cedar-Rapids.org

Buses

Ground Transportation Center, 450 1st Street SE

319-286-5573

CRTransit@Cedar-Rapids.org

Fire Safety Inspections

713 1st Avenue SE

319-286-5166

CRFire@Cedar-Rapids.org

Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection

City Services Center, 500 15th Avenue SW

319-286-5897

SolidWaste&Recycling@Cedar-Rapids.org

Housing Assistance Programs

City Hall, 101 1st Street SE

319-286-5872

HSG-Admin@Cedar-Rapids.org

Land Development

City Hall, 101 1st Street SE

319-286-5822

DevelopmentService@Cedar-Rapids.org

Park Rentals

Ambroz Recreation Center, 2000 Mt. Vernon Road SE

319-286-5731

Ambroz@Cedar-Rapids.org

Potholes and Street City Services Center, 500 15th Avenue SW Maintenance

319-286-5802 286-5826 !

Street@Cedar-Rapids.org

Recreation Programs

319-286-5731

Ambroz@Cedar-Rapids.org

Sewer Backup or Problems City Services Center, 500 15th Avenue SW

319-286-5802 286-5826 !

Sewer@Cedar-Rapids.org

Traffic Signals, Signs and Markings

City Services Center, 500 15th Avenue SW

319-286-5802

Traffic@Cedar-Rapids.org

Utility Billing

City Hall, 101 1st Street SE

319-286-5900

WaterMail@Cedar-Rapids.org

Ambroz Recreation Center, 2000 Mt. Vernon Road SE

For more information about the City of Cedar Rapids and its services, call 319-286-5080 or visit www.Cedar-Rapids.org.

CITY COUNCIL

To leave a message for a City Council member, call 319-286-5051. To find your district, go to www.Cedar-Rapids.org, click on City Council and locate the Find Your District link.

Ron Corbett

Pat Shey

Ralph Russell

MAYOR

DISTRICT 3

AT LARGE

Kris Gulick

Scott Olson

Ann Poe

DISTRICT 1

DISTRICT 4

AT LARGE

Scott Overland

Justin Shields

Susie Weinacht

DISTRICT 2

DISTRICT 5

AT LARGE

Ron.Corbett@Cedar-Rapids.org

Pat.Shay@Cedar-Rapids.org

Kris.Gulick@Cedar-Rapids.org

Scott.Olson@Cedar-Rapids.org

S.Overland@Cedar-Rapids.org

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Ralph.Russell@Cedar-Rapids.org

Ann.Poe@Cedar-Rapids.org

Susie.Weinacht@Cedar-Rapids.org


PLAY! Your Parks & Recreation Guide

Summer Camps, pgs. 28-30 *NEW* Old MacDonald’s Farm Events, pg. 37 Minor League T-Ball, pg. 42

APRIL-AUGUST 2016

Recipe for

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SUMMER... Just ADD

WATER! CRREC.ORG


WELCOME

Cedar Rapids Parks &

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LET’S PLAY!

Recreation

Welcome to the Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Play! guide. Inside you’ll find great programs that will keep you busy from April through August 2016.

*NEW*

Table of Contents ACTIVITIES.......................................................27-33 Preschoolers, Youth, Summer Camps, Family, Adults, Fitness

CULTURAL ARTS.............................................34-36 Clay, Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, Photography, Sculpture, Belly Dance, Guitar, Music Keyboard

EVENTS. . ...........................................................37-39 Mud Volleyball Page 47

SPECIAL POPULATIONS. . ...............................40-41 SPORTS.. ...........................................................42-50 Baseball, Softball, T-Ball, Blastball, Basketball, Football, Kickball, Bowling, Lacrosse, Skating, Soccer, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Wrestling, Golf

SWIMMING...............................................51-68 PARKS/SERVICES/REGISTRATION........ 69-71 Splash Pads, Dog Parks, Rentals, Amusement Park Tickets Dog Park Passes Page 69 For Kids Only! Page 30

Adult Pottery Page 34

BBQ Roundup Page 39

Photos by Brett Smith

ACTIVE CHOICE Choose A High Activity Program

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SO Sports Page 41

Kickball Page 45

Swim Lessons Page 60 www.CRREC.org | Phone: 286-5731


(3-5 yrs.) Must be age 3 by start date.

(3-5 yrs.) Must be age 3 by start date.

Be a print detective! Use clues to match the tracks to the animal and make a craft that matches the theme. Wear your old clothes. Parents welcome. #113101-01 Tu 6/21-7/12 10:30-11:30am $25 (R $21) Duck Pond Pavilion, Bever

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PLAY, MUSIC AND FUN

(1-3 yrs. with Adult)

aIT’S A MESS!

(2-4 yrs. with Adult)

Get messy and explore textures and mediums that you might not normally experience at home. Wear your play clothes! #110104-01 M #110104-02 M #110104-03 M #110104-04 M $36 (R $29)

#310401-03 W 4/13-5/18 10-10:45am $36 (R $29) Ambroz

4/11-5/16 9:30-10:15am 4/11-5/16 10:30-11:15am 6/13-7/25* 9:30-10:15am 6/13-7/25* 10:30-11:15am Ambroz *No class 7/4

Learn fun songs and finger plays with your child. Introduce them to simple rhythm instruments in a fun group setting. This is a high-energy class with concentration on motor skill activities. #310102-05 Tu #310102-06 W #110402-01 Tu $36 (R $29)

MAKE & TAKE STORY TIME a (0-7 yrs. with Adult)

Youth

Take the Cedar Rapids Library Summer Dare! Attend most of the sessions presented by library staff and receive an award. T-shirts provided by Guaranty Bank. Tu FREE

6/7-8/9 10-10:45am Jacolyn Park Pavilion

F FREE Bever

6/10-8/12 10-10:45am Old MacDonald’s Pavilion,

4/12-5/17 9:15-10am 4/13-5/18 9:15-10am 6/14-7/19 9:15-10am Ambroz

FARMER FOR A DAY (6-10 yrs.)

Put on old clothes, tennis shoes or boots and find out more about the animals at Old MacDonald’s Farm. Learn how to care for them and what goes on at the farm each day with hands-on activities. Pick a day or sign up for multiple sessions. #113102-01 Th #113102-02 Th #113102-03 Th #113102-04 Th #113102-05 Th #113102-06 Th #113102-07 Th $11 (R $10)

6/16 8-10am 6/23 8-10am 6/30 8-10am 7/7 8-10am 8/4 8-10am 8/11 8-10am 8/18 8-10am Old MacDonald’s Farm

FUZZY, FURRY, SLIMY, SCALY (8-11 yrs.)

Learn about plant and critter life and practice fishing. This program is co-sponsored by CR Parks & Rec and Linn County Conservation. Bring a sack lunch not needing refrigeration and a bottle of water.

Explore the group of animals called vertebrates, comparing birds, mammals, reptiles, fishes and amphibians. Live creatures and many hands-on examples. This program is sponsored by CR Parks & Rec and Linn County Conservation. Bring a sack lunch not needing refrigeration and a bottle of water.

#113106-01 Th 6/16 10am-1pm $12 (R $11) Duck Pond Pavilion, Bever

#113103-01 Th 6/30 10am-1pm $12 (R $11) Duck Pond Pavilion, Bever

CREEK STUDY AND YOU (8-11 yrs.)

OLD MACDONALDS FARM BIRTHDAY PARTIES The first hour of your party will be a guided farm tour with a party host. In this hour, you will have hands-on contact with the animals and will be able to feed them as well. The second hour will be free time at the pavilion near the duck exhibit. Bring your own cake, snacks and beverages. Two-hour reservations are available May 1-October 2 and can be scheduled between 10am-7pm. Call 286-5731 to set up your party. Reservations are required two weeks in advance. Fee is $100/2 hour period and includes farm tour and pavilion reservation. Non-refundable. Registration Information: Page 71

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FARM PRINTS

Get the wiggles out! Enjoy creative movement with themed music, rhythmic movement and gross motor skill activities. Wear loose-fitting clothing. Must be able to separate from parent. Parents may observe the last class.

ACTIVITIES

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

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SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMPS, CLUBS & TRIPS

DANGEROUS DAY CAMP (8-12 yrs.)

(9-13 yrs.)

Create your own summer fun the way every handy pioneer child used to with some daring and daunting activities from long ago. Make your own fishing pole and gear and try angling on the Cedar River; build your own foam sword and learn to fence; make a wooden paddle boat and more.

Kick off your summer vacation with a trip to Iowa’s Wildcat Den State Park. Find hidden canyons and waterfalls, climb the bluffs and tour the Pine Creek Grist Mill. Pack a sack lunch and bring some pocket money for ice cream on the way home.

#114108-01 M-F 6/13-6/17 9am-12pm $115 (R $105) Ushers Ferry

#114208-01 W 6/22 8am-5pm $45 (R $38) Depart/Return: Ambroz

MAKE YOUR OWN FISHING GEAR

AMERICAN GIRL

(8-12 yrs.)

(Girls 6-12 yrs.)

Fish anytime, anywhere using some old-fashioned backwoods ingenuity to help you make anything you need to catch a fish. Make your own fishing pole, minnow bucket and catch net; then test them out to see if they work!

It’s an American Girl party every day at Ushers Ferry! The time periods and lives of five dolls will be explored each day. Discover what each American Girl did for fun, what crafts she created, what goodies she made and ate, and what was happening in the world around her. Bring your doll! 6-8 years Moms can stay with the shy ones! #114103-03 M 6/20 9-10:30am #114103-04 Tu 6/21 9-10:30am #114103-05 W 6/22 9-10:30am #114103-06 Th 6/23 9-10:30am #114103-07 F 6/24 9-10:30am $13 (R $12)/day Ushers Ferry #114103-02 M-F 6/20-6/24 9-10:30am $61 (R $53)/week Ushers Ferry

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*NEW* WILDCAT DEN

9-12 years #114103-01 M-F 6/20-6/24 9am-12pm $115 (R $105) Ushers Ferry

#114304-01 F $35 (R $28)

6/24 1-5pm Ushers Ferry

*NEW* NATIVE AMERICANS (6-8 yrs.)

Explore the customs, traditions and lives of Native American cultures including the Apache, Iroquois, Inuit, Seminole and Sioux. Build shelters, make tools, tell origin stories and more. 6-8 years Moms can stay with the shy ones! #114109-02 M 6/27 9-10:30am #114109-03 Tu 6/28 9-10:30am #114109-04 W 6/29 9-10:30am #114109-05 Th 6/30 9-10:30am #114109-06 F 7/1 9-10:30am $13 (R $12)/day Ushers Ferry #114109-01 M-F 6/27-7/1 9-10:30am $61 (R $53)/week Ushers Ferry 9-12 years #114110-01 M-F 6/27-7/1 1-4pm $115 (R $105) Ushers Ferry

UNDERGROUND IOWA! (9-13 yrs.)

Spend your day exploring Iowa’s Maquoketa Caves. Pack a sack lunch, bring a flashlight, and wear old clothes and good hiking shoes for this rugged underground adventure. Be sure to bring a little pocket money for ice cream on the way home! #114204-01 W 7/6 8am-5pm $45 (R $38) Depart/Return: Ambroz

www.CRREC.org | Phone: 286-5731


Prepare for a canoe adventure! Learn the basics or refresh your skills in this two-day camp. Build your crew and get into your canoes to practice in the shallow pond on Monday and then test your skills in our fun Pond Pirate obstacle course on Wednesday. #114111-01 M/W 7/18, 7/20 1-4pm $49 (R $42) Ushers Ferry

HUCKLEBERRY FINN ZOMBIE SURVIVAL (8-12 yrs.)

Hone your survival skills and use 19th century know-how to prepare for 21st century disaster in this camp for adventurous kids! Learn to build a shelter, find your way in the wilderness, live off the land and assemble the tools to survive any situation. Test your zombie survival skills on the last day with a water gun war Humans vs. Zombies! #114105-01 M-F 7/11-7/15 9am-12pm #114105-02 M-F 7/11-7/15 1-4pm $115 (R $105) Ushers Ferry

PRAIRIE GIRL PRIMER (Girls 6-12 yrs.)

Learn the art and skill of being a young lady in 1910. Step back in time each day by putting on period correct clothing and spending the morning with handiwork, crafts, games, writing, tea engagements, and having (ladylike) fun. 6-8 years Moms can stay with the shy ones! #114101-01 M 7/18 9-10:30am #114101-02 Tu 7/19 9-10:30am #114101-03 W 7/20 9-10:30am #114101-04 Th 7/21 9-10:30am #114101-05 F 7/22 9-10:30am $13 (R $12)/day Ushers Ferry #114101-06 M-F 7/18-7/22 9-10:30am $61 (R $53)/week Ushers Ferry 9-12 years #114102-01 M-F 7/18-7/22 9am-12pm $115 (R $105) Ushers Ferry

Registration Information: Page 71

(6-12 yrs.)

(9-13 yrs.)

Paddle your own canoe! Start by learning the basics in our shallow pond (gear, strokes, steering and what to do if you capsize) before your open water adventure down the Wapsi Pinnicon River on the last day. #114112-01 M-F 8/8-8/12 M-Th: 9am-12pm, F: 9am-4pm $130 (R $120) includes canoe rental Ushers Ferry

*NEW* ADVENTURE HIKING CLUB

Learn the skills a backwoods boy like Huck Finn needed to know. Run away and hide from Huck’s mean old Pappy. Build a wigwam and a raft, make a fishing pole and learn to fish. Cook over an open fire and (if the weather’s right) ride in Huck and Jim’s canoe.

(10-14 yrs.)

6-8 years Moms can stay with the shy ones! #114104-03 M 7/25 9-10:30am #114104-04 Tu 7/26 9-10:30am #114104-05 W 7/27 9-10:30am #114104-06 Th 7/28 9-10:30am #114104-07 F 7/29 9-10:30am $13 (R $12)/day Ushers Ferry

6/23: Meet at Ushers Ferry Park: Seminole Valley. Activity: Create a walking stick and start hiking.

#114104-02 M-F 7/25-7/29 9-10:30am $61 (R $53)/week Ushers Ferry 9-12 years #114104-01 M-F 7/25-7/29 1-4pm $115 (R $105) Ushers Ferry

*NEW* FANTASY FOAM BATTLE CAMP (8-12 yrs.)

Get offline and out into nature in this LARP (Live Action Role Play) camp. Make fun foam weapons and shields, create your character and costume, and spend the last day in the woods fighting elves, dwarfs or Orcs! #114106-01 M-F 8/1-8/5 9am-12pm $125 (R $115) includes $10 materials fee Ushers Ferry

Discover the great outdoors! Explore different area parks in half day trips and conclude with a full day trip to Backbone State Park. Compete in teams each week with tasks and hiking miles for prizes. Register by 6/16.

6/30: Meet at Ambroz Park: Morgan Creek. Activity: Visit the Arboretum. 7/7: Meet at Ambroz Park: Squaw Creek. Activity: Trek the open meadows and brushy creeks. 7/14: Meet at Ambroz Park: Palisades-Kepler. Activity: Journey through dramatic river bluffs and ravines. 7/21: Meet at Ambroz Park: Backbone. Activity: See all the park has to offer. Bring a sack lunch. #111905-01 Th 6/23-7/14 8am-12pm Th 7/21 8am-5pm $140 (R $130) Depart/Return: Ushers Ferry or Ambroz

PLAY!

(9-13 yrs.)

*NEW* CANOE ADVENTURE CAMP/FLOAT TRIP

ACTIVITIES

*NEW* CANOE PIRATE ADVENTURE

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FOR KIDS ONLY! DAY CAMP

(6-12 yrs.)

Stay busy all summer long in this camp for kids entering grades 1-6. Spend your days playing games, making crafts, swimming, participating in special events and going on an occasional field trip. Payment for the first week is due when you register. Additional week’s payments are due the Monday of the specific week. Campers bring their own lunches. Morning and afternoon snacks and swimming are provided. Campers will swim every day weather permitting. M-F

6/13-8/5 7am-5:30pm

$126 (R $118)/week

$36 (R $29)/day

Cherry Hill or Noelridge Parks

CHERRY HILL PARK SITE

The camp is located in the older section of Cherry Hill Park. (Take Cherry Hill Road to Ivy Lane.) A camp building is available in case of inclement weather. NOELRIDGE PARK SITE

Begin and end the day at the small pavilion beside the splash pad, located next to the Harding School parking lot. During inclement weather, activities will be held in Harding Middle School. Weekly Themes Summer Blast Off M-F 6/13-6/17 School’s out! It’s time to kick back and have some fun.

#110701-01 Noelridge

#110801-01 Cherry Hill

Athletic Adventures M-F 6/20-6/24 #110702-01 Noelridge #110802-01 Cherry Hill This week’s campers will be exposed to the basics of a variety of sports and get a chance to experience some traditional and non-traditional sports and activities.

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Carnival Time M-F 6/27-7/1 #110703-01 Noelridge A penny carnival will be the highlight of this week of carnival happenings.

#110803-01 Cherry Hill

Stars and Stripes Tu-F 7/5-7/8* #110704-01 Noelridge Enjoy a week of wacky relays and silly games. *Fee for this week is $104 (R $96)

#110804-01 Cherry Hill

Games Galore M-F 7/11-7/15 #110705-01 Noelridge Enjoy a variety of active and quiet games, special events and contests during this week.

#110805-01 Cherry Hill

Splish Splash M-F 7/18-7/22 Keep cool with special water games and activities.

#110806-01 Cherry Hill

#110706-01 Noelridge

Nature All Around Us M-F 7/25-7/29 #110707-01 Noelridge #110807-01 Cherry Hill Come explore the nature around us! Hiking all over the park and finding out what’s in the creek will keep you busy this week. Parents are welcome to join in the fun. Fun and Fitness M-F 8/1-8/5 #110708-01 Noelridge #110808-01 Cherry Hill What a great way to spend a week of our summer day camp experience! This week will be filled with activities to keep us fit and healthy.

www.CRREC.org | Phone: 286-5731


WORKSHOPS

Explore cooking, sewing and handicrafts the old-fashioned way! Whether it’s making something over an open fire, churning butter or learning how to use a drop spindle, a fun adventure is guaranteed with the following workshops.

aPIONEER FARE ON THE OPEN FIRE (Adults - Children with a Parent)

Get ready for camping with this open-fire cooking workshop. Learn the secrets of cast iron and what you have to do to really get cooking with it! Experiment with other fun open fire techniques such as baking in a Dutch oven or directly in the coals. #114503-01 W 6/15 6-8pm $23 (R $19) Adult Ushers Ferry (Children FREE with adult admission)

TREADLE SEWING MACHINE (12+ yrs.)

Did you inherit great-grandma’s sewing machine, but don’t know how it works? Sew like it’s 1899! Learn all about the operation and care of antique treadle sewing machines and make a small quilt block pot-holder to take home with you.

DROP SPINDLE SPINNING

(Adults - Children with a Parent)

(12+ yrs.)

Nothing is tastier than hot, buttered bread! Make a simple and historic no-knead bread that can be baked either in an earth oven or in a Dutch oven on the fire. While the bread is baking, churn some fresh butter to go with it!

Do you knit or crochet, but have trouble finding the perfect yarn? Learn to spin your own! Don’t have space for a spinning wheel? No problem! Try the drop spindle, an affordable and portable alternative for the yarn aficionado on the go!

#114505-01 W 7/27 6-8pm $23 (R $19) Adult Ushers Ferry (Children FREE with adult admission)

*NEW* SHUTTLE TATTING (14+ yrs.)

Love lace? Make your own! Learn the lost art of shuttle tatting. Tatting shuttles, thread and a guide to knots will be provided. #114507-01 W 7/20 6-8pm $21 (R $17) Ushers Ferry

#114510-01 W 8/3 6-8pm $23 (R $19) includes spindle Ushers Ferry

I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, LET’S MAKE SOME ICE CREAM! (Adults - Children with a Parent)

Nothing tastes better in the summer than homemade ice cream! Test some early ice cream recipes and take your turn cranking the ice cream freezer. If you don’t have an ice cream freezer at home, learn what simple household supplies can be used instead. #114506-01 W 8/10 6-8pm $23 (R $19) Adult Ushers Ferry (Children FREE with adult admission)

PLAY!

#114504-01 W 7/13 6-8pm $15 (R $14) Ushers Ferry

BREAD AND BUTTER

ACTIVITIES

PIONEER

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ACTIVITIES

Boomers & Beyond

Adults

aMEDITATION FUNDAMENTALS

*NEW* DIY COMPUTER TUNE-UP

(16+ yrs.)

(50+ yrs.)

Practice several new types of meditation and imagery that are easy to incorporate into your day, simple to learn and don’t require a lot of time. Both beginners and experienced students welcome!

C Cleaner - It’s a maintenance program, it’s FREE, pretty simple and can save your hide. Windows Explorer - Learn how to name your files and where to put them so you can find them later. Bring a laptop with Windows Explorer installed if you have one.

#118125-01 Th 5/5 #118125-02 Th 6/16 $11 (R $10)/person

6-7pm 6-7pm Ambroz

*NEW* ST. LOUIS CARDINALS BASEBALL TRIP

#118101-01 Sa 6/11 1-3pm $11 (R $10) CompuPlace, 601 2nd Ave. SE #3

(18+ yrs.)

*NEW* DOWNLOADING APPS

Travel by motorcoach to St. Louis to cheer on your Cardinals as they battle the 2014 World Series Champion, the San Francisco Giants. Enjoy Terrace Reserve game tickets. #102301-01 Sa 6/4 9am-2am $121 ((R $111) Depart/Return: Ambroz

(50+ yrs.)

Get free and cool apps for your phone or tablet safely. Learn different ways to download them, what you can get and where you can get it. Bring your device if you have one. #118102-01 F $11 (R $10)

5/13 1-3pm CompuPlace, 601 2nd Ave. SE #3

aPINOCHLE AT AMBROZ (50+ yrs.)

Play Pinochle at Ambroz, 10am2pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. Bring a lunch or sign up for a meal by Horizons (goodwill donation). *NEW* SURFING THE INTERNET (50+ yrs.)

Looking for an introduction to the wonders of the World Wide Web? Get browser basics using a www.something you heard about, following links, searching, bookmarks, favorite sites and saving what you find. Bring your own device or laptop if you have one. #118103-01 F $11 (R $10)

4/8 1-3pm CompuPlace, 601 2nd Ave. SE #3

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ACTIVITIES

Fitness KARATE (6+ yrs.)

Improve yourself with the traditional Okinawan Martial Art of Ryukyu Kempo Karate. Gain confidence and self-discipline, learn self-defense and improve your physical health. 6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm

12+ years #318109-05 Tu/Th 4/5-4/28 #118107-01 Tu/Th 5/3-5/31 #118107-02 Tu/Th 6/2-6/30 #118107-03 Tu/Th 7/5-7/28 #118107-04 Tu/Th 8/2-8/30 $52 (R $45) Ambroz

7-8pm 7-8pm 7-8pm 7-8pm 7-8pm

*NEW* TAI CHI & QI GONG

(16+ yrs.)

MONDAY MOVEMENT (6-10 yrs.)

Get in shape! Mix it up with different recreational and fitness activities each week. You’ll enjoy jump rope, relays, stations, aerobics and more. Register by 6/6. 6-7 years #111103-01 M 6/13-7/25* 5:30-6:15pm $37 (R $30) Bever *No program 7/4 8-10 years #111103-02 M 6/13-7/25* 6:30-7:15pm $37 (R $30) Bever *No program 7/4

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BLUE ZONES PROJECT® ENCOURAGED

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ACTIVE CHOICE

WEATHER

CANCELLATION

HOTLINE 319 286-5700 Registration Information: Page 71

Control stress while improving your balance, health, flexibility and strength with these traditional Chinese exercises. #118105-01 Tu 5/10-5/31 12-12:45pm #118105-02 Th 6/9-6/30 12-12:45pm $35 (R $28) Greene Square

a (16+ yrs.)

INTRO TO YOGA

Escape the pressures of life the healthy way. Learn breathing exercises and movement to relax and improve wellness. This Fit Yoga class will make you stronger and more flexible and balanced, both in body and mind. #318110-04 W 4/6-4/27 5:30-6:30pm #118110-01 W 5/4-5/25 5:30-6:30pm #118110-02 W 6/1-6/29* 5:30-6:30pm #118110-03 W 7/6-7/27 5:30-6:30pm #118110-04 W 8/3-8/31* 5:30-6:30pm $39 (R $32) Ambroz *Fee for these sessions: $47 (R $40)

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*NEW* CHAIR YOGA

(All Ages)

Want to get the benefits of yoga but have trouble getting up from or down to the floor? Seated in a chair for support, you will increase your flexibility, range of motion and mobility with gentle exercises. #118106-01 W 5/4-5/25 $35 (R $28) Ambroz

9:30-10:15am

*NEW* YOGA AT GREENE aSQUARE (12+ yrs.)

Downshift this summer and gain mind/body awareness. Uniting breath with movement, work toward increasing your lung capacity, functional strength, range of motion, flexibility, balance and relaxation. Sa FREE

6/4-8/13 8:30-9:30am Greene Square

PARENT/CHILD YOGA a (5-10 yrs. with Parent)

Enjoy a physical class with your child that encourages self-expression and builds social skills. You and your child will strengthen your body and learn to focus through breathing and relaxation techniques. #118109-01 W #118109-02 W $63 (R $55)

6/8-6/29 11-11:45am 7/6-7/27 11-11:45am Advanced Yoga Studio 4089 21st Ave. SW #111

PLAY!

6-11 years #318108-04 Tu/Th 4/5-4/28 #118108-01 Tu/Th 5/3-5/31 #118108-02 Tu/Th 6/2-6/30 #118108-03 Tu/Th 7/5-7/28 #118108-04 Tu/Th 8/2-8/30 $52 (R $45) Ambroz

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CUL TUR AL ARTS

Be Creative

ART, DANCE, MUSIC Clay

ADULT POTTERY (16+ yrs.)

Learn hand-building and potter’s wheel construction (emphasis on wheel). Glaze application and some special decorative effects will be covered. A materials card for 10 lbs. of finished work is included in the fee. Additional material cards may be purchased as needed. #103104-01 Tu #103104-02 Th #103104-03 Tu $72 (R $64)

3/22-5/24 6:30-8:30pm 3/24-5/26 6:30-8:30pm 6/14-8/16 6:30-8:30pm Ambroz

ADULT/CHILD POTTERY WORKSHOP (5-9 yrs. with adult)

Make pottery with your child. Have fun experimenting with clay and learning building techniques while you complete a project to take home. One adult per child or one adult per two children. #103403-01 Adult/1 Child $24 (R $20) #103403-02 Additional Child $11 (R $10) W 4/27-5/18 6-8pm Ambroz

KIDS & CLAY (5-10 yrs.)

Work with clay including forming, decoration and glazing techniques. Materials/firing are included. 5-7 years #303201-05 Th 4/14-5/19 5-6pm #103201-01 M/W 6/13-6/29 9-10:20am $47 (R $40) Ambroz 8-10 years #103201-02 M/W 7/11-7/27 9-10:20am $47 (R $40) Ambroz

*NEW* POTTERY BADGE FOR SCOUTS (17 yrs. & under)

Calling all scouts! Need to earn your pottery badge? Let us help. Come create a piece of pottery to take home, learn glazing techniques and tour the studio at Ambroz. Call (319) 286-5744 to set up date and time. All materials included in fee. 1.5 hour time slots available Apr.-Aug. 2016 $10/person Ambroz

PUNCH & POTTERY a*NEW* EVENING OUT (18+ yrs.)

Want a night out with friends or to meet other creative people? Come to Ambroz and make pottery, mingle and enjoy punch and hors d’oeuvres all at the same time! #103101-01 F 6/24 6:30-8:30pm #103101-02 F 7/22 6:30-8:30pm $37 (R $30) Ambroz

*NEW* SEMI-PRIVATE POTTERY LESSONS (16+ yrs.)

Want to learn how to make pottery but would like more individualized instruction? Learn the basics of handbuilding and wheel construction at your own pace. Glaze application and decorative effects will also be covered. Materials (7 lbs.)/ firing are included in fee. M* Apr.-Aug. 6:30-8:30pm $135 (R $125) Ambroz *Call (319) 286-5744 to reserve dates.

#103403-03 Adult/1 Child $24 (R $20) #103403-04 Additional Child $11 (R $10) W 6/15-7/6 6-8pm Ambroz

*NEW* AMBROZ ART PARTIES

CLAY CREATURES

(6-14 yrs.)

(5-10 yrs.)

Create all kinds of funny creatures, scary monsters, aliens and more while having fun experimenting with clay and learning new building techniques. 5-7 years #103204-01 M/W 7/11-7/27 10:30-11:50am $47 (R $40) Ambroz 8-10 years #103204-02 M/W 6/13-6/29 10:30-11:50am $47 (R $40) Ambroz

Want a new and creative way to celebrate a birthday or other event? Host a party at Ambroz and create something out of clay. Clay/ firing are provided. Bring your own cake, snacks and beverages. Call (319) 286-5744 to set up date and time. 2 hour time slots available April-August 2016 (Dates may vary) $10/child Ambroz

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BIG BRUSH WATERCOLOR FOR ADULTS WITH DAVE STAUFFER (50+ yrs.)

Develop a new hobby! Absolutely no experience is needed for this class. Basic watercolor techniques will be taught in a relaxed and fun manner. Supply list distributed first class.

KIDS’ DRAWING

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY

(7-11 yrs.)

(14+ yrs.)

Expand your drawing abilities through guided experiences with a variety of media including pencils, pastels, felt tip and charcoal. Go through specific exercises aimed at developing your “seeing” skills.

Confused by your camera? Learn to use your film or digital camera just in time for your vacation. You’ll learn basic and artistic functions as well as how to compose great photos. Bring your camera.

#103811-01 Tu/Th 7/12-7/28 10:30-11:50am $45 (R $38) Ambroz

#103102-01 Sa 5/7, 5/14 9-10:30am $43 (R $36) Ambroz

NATURE DRAWINGS

FUN WITH ART

Ready for the best stress buster hobby ever? Specially designed colorbook landscapes will help you make a work of art using watercolor pencils, paints and brushes. All supplies are furnished including munchies and beverages. Bring your friends and make new ones!

(8-12 yrs.)

(5-9 yrs.)

Let nature inspire you! Create drawings, collages and paintings of plants and animals, sky and ocean, and everything else on Earth.

Have fun exploring the madness of mixing multiple media together. Painting, drawing, chalk, charcoal, gooey substances and found objects will be used to create fun and imaginative forms, constructions and paintings.

#103702-01 W #103702-02 W #103702-03 W #103702-04 W #103702-05 W $37 (R $30)

(10-15yrs.)

CHILDREN’S PAINTING (5-9 yrs.)

Let’s have some fun! Using tempura and watercolor, you’ll try your hand at color mixing, brush techniques, use of resist materials and more. #103805-01 Tu/Th 6/14-6/30 9-10:20am $45 (R $38) Ambroz

*NEW* COLOR YOUR WORLD (18+ yrs.)

4/13 5/11 6/8 7/13 8/10 Ambroz

6-8:30pm 6-8:30pm 6-8:30pm 6-8:30pm 6-8:30pm

DRAWING AND PASTELS WITH JEAN MURRAY (16 + yrs.)

Learn drawing basics including perspective, creative use of line, shading and more. Color through the use of pastels and portraiture basics will also be included. The class is open to both beginners and advanced students. You’ll receive a supply list at the first class. #103106-01 Tu 4/19-6/7 $60 (R $52) Ambroz

10am-12pm

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#103814-01 M/W 7/11-7/27 10:30-11:50am $45 (R $38) Ambroz

PAINTING WITH PIZZAZZ

Use paint in different ways than you’re used to. Combine sand, salt and other foreign materials with paint for interesting effects and learn creative ways of painting. #103817-01 M/W 7/11-7/27 1-2:20pm $45 (R $38) Ambroz

Other Media ALIENS VS. MONSTERS & ROBOTS (5-10 yrs.)

Paint, sculpt, draw, and print aliens, monsters and robots, then make one of your creatures out of clay. #103807-01 Tu/Th 7/12-7/28 9-10:20am $45 (R $38) Ambroz

#103205-01 Th 4/21-5/26 5-6pm $45 (R $38) Ambroz

KIDS’ SCULPTURE (5-10 yrs.)

Create whimsical sculptures from wire, clay, soap, papier mâché, paper and found objects. #103802-01 M/W 6/13-6/29 1-2:20pm $45 (R $38) Ambroz

MESS MASTER (7-10 yrs.)

Make extremely messy art projects with common materials. Use paint, soap, papier mâché, glue, and other messy materials to make unique art projects. #103827-01 Tu/Th 6/14-6/30 10:30-11:50am $45 (R $38) Ambroz

PLAY!

#103107-01 Th 4/14-5/19 9:30-11:30am #103107-02 Th 6/16-7/21 9:30-11:30am $44 (R $37) Ambroz

CUL TUR AL ARTS

Drawing/Painting

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CUL TUR AL ARTS

Adult Belly Dance

Guitars are available for use at Ambroz if needed.

FUN AND FITNESS (18+ yrs.)

Learn the history of the Belly Dance, customs of the culture and many captivating movements and isolations that go into the dance. It is important to become proficient at this level before going on to the advanced level. SanDee will help you decide when you are ready. #305204-03 M #105204-01 M #105204-02 M $49 (R $42)

4/11-5/16 6/6-7/18* 7/25-8/29 Ambroz

7:30-8:30pm 7:30-8:30pm 7:30-8:30pm *No class 7/4

SERIOUS DANCER (18+ yrs.)

Learn the intricate facets of Belly Dance and perfect your technique. Veil, finger cymbals, and belly dance belt or hip scarf are required. Participants selected to dance with SanDee at local events must purchase additional costumes. At least two six-week sessions of level one and pre-approval by SanDee are required to register for this class. You may sign up for both classes. #305205-03 M #105205-01 M #105205-02 M $49 (R $42)

4/11-5/16 6/6-7/18* 7/25-8/29 Ambroz

Guitar Classes

8:30-9:30pm 8:30-9:30pm 8:30-9:30pm *No class 7/4

INTRO TO GUITAR (9-15 yrs.)

Have you ever wanted to learn to play guitar? Learn the basics and start playing in two lessons. Get ready for hours of fun. #118801-01 M 4/11-5/16 5:30-6:30pm #118801-02 M 6/13-7/25* 5:30-6:30pm $76 (R $68) Ambroz *No class 7/4

ADULT GUITAR

Keyboard Classes Learn keyboard skills using printed music. • Music is available to purchase the first day of class. Prices range from $8-$10 • Classes may be consolidated or canceled depending on class registration. • Parents may observe only the last class of each session as viewers inhibit some students.

(16+ yrs.)

ADULT

It’s never too late to learn to play the guitar. Ken Arnell will teach you the basics and have you playing in two lessons.

(16+ yrs.)

#118803-01 M 4/11-5/16 6:30-7:30pm #118803-02 M 6/13-7/25* 6:30-7:30pm $76 (R $68) Ambroz *No class 7/4

BEGINNER - LEVEL I

GUITAR II (9+ yrs.)

Continue improving your skills and learn more great songs in this advanced guitar class. You are strongly encouraged to take Intro to Guitar before this class. #118802-01 M 4/11-5/16 7:30-8:30pm #118802-02 M 6/13-7/25* 7:30-8:30pm $76 (R $68) Ambroz *No class 7/4

This class is for adult beginners. #106105-01 Sa 4/16-5/21 11am-12pm $49 (R $42) Ambroz

(7-12 yrs.)

Level I is for students with no prior keyboard experience. #106102-01 Th 4/14-5/19 5-6pm #106102-02 Sa 4/16-5/21 10-11am $49 (R $42) Ambroz

BEGINNER - LEVEL II (7-14 yrs.)

Students understand note values of quarter, half, whole, and dotted half and have a basic knowledge of bass and treble staffs. #106103-01 Th 4/14-5/19 6-7pm $49 (R $42) Ambroz

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BEVER PARK

EVENTS

OLD MACDONALD’S FARM Old MacDonald’s Farm in Bever Park is operated by Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation. Located on the southeast side of Cedar Rapids, it is open to the public and features farm animals and North American waterfowl. (The baby animals are only out during warm weather.) This city landmark is over 100 years old and is enjoyed by people of all ages. (All Ages)

(All Ages)

Hey kids! Come on out to Old MacDonald’s Farm, enjoy the animals and leave with a tree seedling of your own. Plant your own tree in a small pot and watch it grow at home! F FREE

4/29 10am-7pm Old MacDonald’s Farm

*NEW* BARNYARD BASH a (All Ages)

Kick off the farm season with us at the Barnyard Bash! Enjoy handson experience with plenty of cute and furry farm animals, make crafts and play games. Vendors will be set up. Sa FREE

5/7 10am-6pm Old MacDonald’s Farm

MOVIE NIGHT a*NEW* AT THE FARM (All Ages)

Bring the whole family to the amphitheater at the farm for a movie beginning at sunset. Feel free to come early and play with all the cute farm animals. Popcorn and drinks will be available. Happy Feet Tu 6/21 8pm Zootopia Tu 8/16 8pm FREE Old MacDonald’s Farm

Have you ever wanted to take part in a county fair, but didn’t have the time or space for farm animals? Come to the farm and experience a fair setting with hayrack rides, booths and fair foods. Kids will learn how to show livestock and much more. Sa FREE

7/30 10am-6pm Old MacDonald’s Farm

a*NEW* HARVEST FEST (All Ages)

Fall is a great season on the farm! Learn about area businesses that thrive this time of year. Enjoy hayrack rides, kids’ tractor pull, apple bobbing, storytelling, scarecrow making contest, bonfire and many more activities. Pet and feed our cute farm animals and end the Harvest Fest with a smile on your face. Sa 9/24 10am-6pm FREE Old MacDonald’s Farm

OPEN DAILY: April 23 - October 2 10am-7pm The Schuknecht Waterfowl Exhibit closes at 6:30pm. Some exhibits may close 15 to 20 minutes early due to variations in feeding schedules.

YOUTH PROGRAMS AND BIRTHDAY PARTIES AT THE FARM

See page 27 for more information on the following programs at Old MacDonald’s Farm: (All Ages) Birthday Parties (0-7 yrs.) Make & Take Story Time (3-5 yrs.) Farm Prints (5-10 yrs.) Farmer for a Day (8-11 yrs.) Creek Study and You (8-11 yrs.) Fuzzy, Furry, Slimy, Scaly

PLAY!

*NEW* COUNTY FAIR BRANCH OUT: CELEBRATE a a*NEW* ARBOR DAY WITH ANIMALS

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EVENTS

USHERS FERRY HISTORIC VILLAGE USHERS FERRY TOURS

Come tour Ushers Ferry! The buildings are open Monday through Friday, June through August with self-guided audio tours and brochures. Pay fee at the Visitors Center. M-F 6/1-8/31* 9am-3pm W 6/3-8/31 4-7:30pm $2 Adult, $1 Child (2-12 yrs.) Ushers Ferry *Closed July 4

SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION (All Ages)

Celebrate the Summer Solstice with activities and fun for the whole family at Ushers Ferry. W FREE

6/22 Ushers Ferry

7:30-9pm

See pages 28, 29 & 31 for programs at Ushers Ferry Historic Village.

JUNE - AUGUST FOR TOURS MON - FRI: 9am - 3pm WED: 4 - 7:30pm Closed July 4th

FREEDOM FESTIVAL “FREE” VILLAGE TOUR (All Ages)

Ushers Ferry will be open during the Freedom Festival. Tour the buildings and meet people from the past. Experience an evening in a small Iowa village at the turn of the century. Donations accepted. W FREE

6/29 Ushers Ferry

aEASTER SHOWCASE (All Ages)

OPEN

(All Ages)

Noelridge Greenhouse

5:30-8:30pm

See blooming spring bulbs, displays and exhibits. Free plants for the first 500 children under age 12. Houseplants, honey, handcrafted jewelry and cards will be available for sale. Sa, Su FREE

3/26, 3/27 11am-5pm Noelridge Greenhouse

MOTHER’S DAY SHOWCASE a (All Ages)

Enjoy hundreds of blooming plants, hanging baskets and educational displays. Honey, handcrafted jewelry and cards will be available for sale. Su FREE

5/8 10am-5pm Noelridge Greenhouse

aNoelridge Market The open-air Noelridge Farmers’ Market is located at the Noelridge Greenhouse parking area, corner of Collins Road and Council Street NE. It is held three times per week from May 2 through October 14. MON, WED, FRI: 4-6PM

(Except for May 30, July 4 & Sept. 5)

HAVE YOUR EVENT AT USHERS FERRY! Located in the beautiful Seminole Valley, Ushers Ferry is the perfect setting for your special day. The new Ushers Ferry Lodge may now be reserved for receptions, weddings, parties, business events and reunions. Call (319) 286-5763 Information packets are online: UFHV.com

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W.I.C. The Noelridge Farmers’ Market is certified by the Iowa State Agriculture Department to accept IFMNP checks from the WIC Program. The WIC Program’s function is to supply supplemental foods rich in nutrients to women, infants and children in need. These checks are used in city farmers’ markets to purchase fruits and vegetables.

SENIOR PROGRAM To enroll in the Senior Program for the farmers’ markets, call the Heritage Agency on Aging at (319) 398-5559 for more details. www.CRREC.org | Phone: 286-5731


Sa FREE

EVENTS

Trout Derby

Fishermen of all ages are invited to come try their skill (luck) at the 5th annual Trout Derby at Prairie Park Fishery. A total of 2000 trout will be released with 200 tagged. Anyone who catches a tagged trout may turn it in for a prize during the event. A valid fishing license and trout stamp are required. 4/16 9:30-11:30am Prairie Park Fishery

Summer Days at the Pools There’s lots of fun activities this summer at your pools! From “Jumpin’ Jack & Jill” and WIBIT days to celebrating our nation’s birthday - you’re sure to have a great time. Watch for details and dates at CRREC.org.

SATURDAY AUGUST 6, 2016* 10 AM - 1 PM

$

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KET PER TIC

McGrath Amphitheatre Cedar Rapids 475 First Street SW Tickets: $5/child (18 & under) Register for program #103602-01

GIVEAWAYS! FACEPAINTING! Adm Ticket GAMES & ACTIVITIES! FRE ission e s a h c r u P BALLOONS & FOOD! Non-sc E for s e hoo d u l Inc lers BOUNCE HOUSES & FUN! k c Sna ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL! *Raindate: Sunday, August 7. Only children with a ticket can collect school supplies. Free admission for adults and non-school aged children.

K9SPLASH! Bever Pool goes to the dogs! It’s a great enclosed area for pups to run free and have fun swimming. Co-sponsored with K9COLA. Open to dogs four months and older. (Sorry, no kids under age 10 or shorter than 48 in.) SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 SUNDAY, AUGUST 14 10:30am-5:30pm each day Small dogs 9:30-10:30am See k9cola.org

Current certification of rabies and parvo/distemper vaccinations from your vet is required and must be presented for entrance. Rabies tags or off-leash permits do not qualify. For fees, forms and more information, call Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation, (319) 286-5731, or go to CRREC.org or k9cola.org.

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Get a Variety of School Supplies for Just

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SPECIAL POPULATIONS

ACTIVITIES, TRIPS, SPORTS Activities BOWLING BANQUET (All Ages)

Celebrate the end of the season with a dinner of pizza, veggies and baked chips followed by awards and dancing. Register by 4/28. #108402-01 $11 - Dinner/Dance (by 4/28) $15 - Dinner/Dance (After) Pay $2 at the door-Dance Only M 5/9 6-9pm Ushers Ferry Lodge

CREATIVE CRAFT TIME (12+ yrs.)

Learn fun, creative activities such as bead work, stenciling, leather stamping and painting. #108101-01 Tu 6/7-6/28 7-8pm $34 (R $27) Ambroz

DIPS, DIPS & MORE DIPS (16+ yrs.)

Learn to prepare taco, fruit, veggie and chip dips from scratch. #108104-01 Tu 4/5-4/26 6-7pm $34 (R $27) Ambroz

SUMMER FOODS (12+ yrs.)

Sue Richardson will teach you to prepare the tasty fresh foods of summer. Dishes include homemade ice cream, barbecue, summer salads and veggies. #108102-01 Tu 6/7-6/28 6-7pm $34 (R $27) Ambroz

JEWELRY GALORE (16+ yrs.)

Make your own wearable art using beads, leather, wire and plastics.

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#108103-01 Tu 4/5-4/26 7-8pm $34 (R $27) Ambroz

The activities on these pages are for individuals with disabilities. They are also open to friends, family members, and the general public. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to register for any program that Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation offers. PARTY AT USHERS FERRY

*NEW* DOWNLOADING APPS

(All Ages)

(16+ yrs.)

Boogie to “Night Moves.” This live band will play your favorite songs from Country to Rock.

Get free and cool apps for your phone or tablet safely. Learn different ways to download them, what you can get and where you can get it. Bring your device if you have one.

F $5/person

7/8 7-9pm Ushers Ferry

aRELAXATION (All Ages)

Relax to soothing music while coloring majestic mandalas, the symbols in dreams representing the dreamer’s search for completeness and self-unity. #108109-01 M 7/11-8/1 6-7pm $34 (R $27) Ambroz

SPECIAL OLYMPICS DANCE (All Ages)

Celebrate all your hard work preparing for Special Olympics competitions. F 4/8 7-9pm $5/person Ushers Ferry Lodge

OLYMPICS aSPECIAL NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK (All Ages)

Special Olympians enjoy a free picnic-style dinner sponsored by Iowa Special Olympics and Cargill. Parents and staff must purchase tickets at the gate. Sa FREE

8/20 6:30pm Veterans Memorial Stadium

#108110-01 Sa 5/14 1-3pm $11 (R $10) CompuPlace, 601 2nd Ave. SE #3

*NEW* SURFING THE INTERNET (16+ yrs.)

Looking for an introduction to the wonders of the World Wide Web? Get browser basics using a www.something you heard about, following links, searching, bookmarks, favorite sites and saving what you find. Bring your own device or laptop if you have one. #108111-01 Sa 4/9 1-3pm $11 (R $10) CompuPlace, 601 2nd Ave. SE #3

NIGHT AT THE aTHRIVENT BALLPARK (All Ages)

Show your support for the Kernels and Special Olympics. Thrivent Financial has bought out the park for the day and all ticket sales will support the Cedar Rapids Special Olympics program. Tu 6/7 Game starts at 6:35pm $6/person Veterans Memorial Stadium

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(16+ yrs.)

See a wonderful display of planes on the ground and in the air, lots of hands-on activities plus the chance to see a military precision flying team. Bring a bag chair and money for meals and souvenirs.

(16+ yrs.)

Experience an Iowa tradition. See the butter cow and big bull; ride the rides and eat until you bust! Hit all the highlights of the fair on this trip. Meals are on your own. #108703-01 Th 8/11 7am-10pm $52 (R $45) Depart/Return: Ambroz

Sports

#108702-01 Sa 6/25 8am-5pm $52 (R $45) Depart/Return: Ambroz

LOST ISLAND (16+ yrs.)

Have some fun in the sun at the Lost Island Waterpark in Waterloo. The park has nine major waterslides, a lagoon, the “Lazy River,” a wave pool, “Adventure Golf” and more! Bring money for lunch.

BOWLING (15+ yrs.)

Sign up for this program as a team or let us assign you to a team. Special Olympics bowling tournaments at Westdale in October and November are included. Sa $7/Saturday

#108704-01 M 6/ 27 9:30am-5pm $52 (R $45) Depart/Return: Ambroz

ADVENTURELAND (10+ yrs.)

Spend the day going on rides, playing games and having fun. Bring a swimsuit and towel for the Typhoon Lagoon and money for your meals. #108701-01 M 7/11 7:30am-9pm $52 (R $45) Depart/Return: Ambroz

8/20 1-4pm CR Bowling Center

CLUB R.E.C. PHYSICAL FITNESS (10+ yrs.)

Have fun getting fit with yoga, line dancing, aerobic activities, stretching and cardio. #308506-04 Th #108506-01 Th #108506-02 Th #108506-03 Th #108506-04 Th $33 (R $26)

4/7-4/28 5/5-5/26 6/2-6/23 7/7-7/28 8/4-8/25 Ambroz

4-4:45pm 4-4:45pm 4-4:45pm 4-4:45pm 4-4:45pm

ADA ACCOMMODATIONS Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation makes reasonable accommodations for those who meet the essential eligibility requirements for participation in recreational programs. If you need accommodations, send a written request stating the needed accommodations to: Angie Cole, Recreation Superintendent City Services Center, 500 15th Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 Email: a.cole@cedar-rapids.org Submit your request at least 2 weeks prior to the program in order to be considered. Questions: Contact Robert Wagner, (319) 286-5799. Registration Information: Page 71

GRAND SLAMMERS (6-18 yrs.)

If you have a disablility, whether or not special equipment or help is needed, this program is for you. You will be divided into teams for weekly competition ending with a parents vs. kids game. #108507-01 Th 6/9-7/14 6-7pm $45 (R $38) includes shirt Cleveland Park

SPECIAL OLYMPICS SOFTBALL (18+ yrs.)

This league for individuals of all ability levels practices weekly and ends with a state tournament in Ankeny. W FREE

5/25-8/10 6-7:30pm Cleveland Park

UNIFIED SOFTBALL LEAGUE (15+ yrs.)

Team up with a friend (special partner) in this unified league. Agencies may form teams. #108509-01 Tu 5/31-7/19* 6-9pm $115/team Ellis Park *No game 6/7

SPECIAL OLYMPICS VOLLEYBALL (8+ yrs.)

All ability levels welcome! Learn to serve, set, bump and spike. The season ends October 8 with a state competition in Ames. W FREE

8/17-10/5 7:15-8:30pm Jefferson High School

PLAY!

*NEW* QUAD CITIES AIR SHOW

IOWA STATE FAIR

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

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Youth Blastball/T-ball/ Baseball/Softball SPRING BLASTBALL (3-4 yrs. with Adult) Must be age 3 by 4/8 and not turn age 5 by 5/13.

Learn baseball basics in this program for beginners. Parents partner with their child to practice skills and play the game. No gloves needed. A foam bat/ball will be used. Register by 3/30.

Adult Softball ADULT SUMMER LEAGUES

Registrations will be accepted until 5pm on 4/25. Information about this 10 week season from mid May through late August is available at: CRYouthSports.com For more information, contact Mike K. O’Neill at (319) 286-5743. Tait Cummins Sports Complex: Su 5/15-8/14 Men’s 12” Tu 5/17-8/16 Coed 11”/12” W 5/18-8/17 Men’s 12” Th 5/19-8/18 Men’s 12” Cleveland Park: Tu 5/17-8/16 Church Coed Ellis Park: W 5/4-8/17 Men’s Fast Th 5/5-8/18 Men’s 16” Su 5/15-8/14 Coed 11”/12” M 5/9-8/22 Men’s 14” Noelridge Park: M 5/9-8/15

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ADULT FALL LEAGUES

Adult Fall Softball Men’s 12” and Coed 11”/12” leagues are scheduled from 8/23-10/18 at Tait Cummins Sports Complex. The fee is $99 (each team pays the umpire an additional $12 per game). For more information, contact Mike K. O’Neill at (319) 286-5743.

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HOTLINE 319 286-5700 or CRYouthSports.com

#311104-01 F 4/8-5/13 5:30-6:15pm $42 (R $35) includes cap/shirt Noelridge

BLASTBALL (3-4 yrs. with Adult) Must be age 3 by 6/13 and not turn age 5 by 7/27.

Learn baseball basics in this program for beginners. Parents partner with their child to practice skills and play the game. No gloves needed. A foam bat/ball will be used. Register by 6/1. Day: 3-4 years (Check in at field #6) #111901-01 M 6/13-7/25* 9-9:45am #111901-02 W 6/15-7/20 9-9:45am $42 (R $35) includes cap/shirt Noelridge *No program 7/4 Evening: 3-4 years (Check in at field #6) #111901-03 F 6/17-7/29* 5:30-6:15pm $42 (R $35) includes cap/shirt Noelridge *No program 7/1 Evening: 3-4 years #111901-06 Tu 6/14-7/19 5:30-6:15pm #111901-07 Tu 6/14-7/19 6:30-7:15pm $42 (R $35) includes cap/shirt Ambroz Evening: 3-4 years (Check in at pavilion) #111901-04 Th 6/16-7/21 5:30-6:15pm #111901-05 Th 6/16-7/21 6:30-7:15pm $42 (R $35) includes cap/shirt Cleveland Park

SPRING BASEBALL, SOFTBALL & T-BALL CLUBS (4-10 yrs.) Must be age 4 by 4/8.

Spring training is here! Work on your hitting, throwing, fielding and running skills. No Games. Register by 3/30. Baseball #311101-01 F 4/8-5/13 6:30-7:30pm 6-7 yrs. $45 (R $38) includes shirt #311102-01 F 4/8-5/13 6:30-7:30pm 8-10 yrs. $45 (R $38) includes shirt Noelridge Softball #311201-01 F 4/8-5/13 6:30-7:30pm 7-9 yrs. $45 (R $38) includes shirt #311202-01 F 4/8-5/13 6:30-7:30pm 10-12 yrs. $45 (R $38) includes shirt Noelridge T-Ball #311103-01 F 4/8-5/13 5:30-6:15pm 4-5 yrs. $45 (R $38) includes shirt Noelridge

MINOR LEAGUE T-BALL (4-5 yrs.) Must be age 4 by start date.

Focus on the fundamentals and rules. Everyone plays. Players bat from the tee the entire game. 45 minute practices or games. Register by 6/1. Day: 4-5 years (Check in at field #6) #111701-01 M/W 6/13-7/18* 9-9:45am $52 (R $45) includes cap/shirt Noelridge *No program 7/4 Evening: 4-5 years (Check in at field #3) #111701-03 M/W 6/13-7/18* 5:30-6:15pm #111701-04 M/W 6/13-7/18* 6:30-7:15pm $52 (R $45) includes cap/shirt Van Vechten *No program 7/4 Evening: 4-5 years (Check in at field #6) #111701-05 Tu/Th 6/14-7/14 5:30-6:15pm #111701-06 Tu/Th 6/14-7/14 6:30-7:15pm $52 (R $45) includes cap/shirt Noelridge

PRACTICE DIAMONDS Reserve diamonds for practice at Ambroz Recreation Center (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm) or City Services Center (Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm) Diamonds may be reserved for 1½ hour time segments at $25 per time segment. Exclusive use of the reserved area is insured with the fee. Bases and lining are not provided. www.CRREC.org | Phone: 286-5731


CR MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL (10-12 yrs.)

This beginner’s T-Ball program will start with players batting from the tee and then incorporate coachpitch. 45 minute practices or games. Register by 6/1.

Refine your hitting, pitching, and fielding skills in this upper level instructional program, expanding on the fundamentals taught in Minor League. Player pitch depending on skill level. 1½ hour practices or games. Register by 6/1.

Day: 5-6 years (Check in at field #6) #111702-01 M/W 6/13-7/18 10-10:45am $52 (R $45) includes cap/shirt Noelridge *No program 7/4 Evening: 5-6 years #111702-02 M/W 6/13-7/18 5:30-6:15pm #111702-03 M/W 6/13-7/18 6:30-7:15pm $52 (R $45) includes cap/shirt Van Vechten *No program 7/4 Evening: 5-6 years (Check in at field #5) #111702-04 Tu/Th 6/14-7/14 5:30-6:15pm #111702-05 Tu/Th 6/14-7/14 6:30-7:15pm $52 (R $45) includes cap/shirt Noelridge

ROOKIE BASEBALL (5-6 yrs.)

This program helps kids transition from T-ball to baseball. Focus is on hitting, fielding and throwing. Register by 6/1. 5-6 years (Check in at field #4) #111403-01 M/W 6/13-7/18* 10-11am $58 (R $50) includes cap/shirt Noelridge *No program 7/4

CR MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL (6-9 yrs.)

Learn more fundamentals and team skills in this coed, coachpitch club that focuses on individual hitting, fielding and throwing skills. 1 hour practices or games. Register by 6/1. Day: 6-7 years (Check in at field #2) #111401-01 M/W 6/13-7/18 10-11am $58 (R $50) includes cap/shirt Noelridge *No program 7/4 Evening: 6-7 years (Check in at field #2) #111401-03 Tu/Th 6/14-7/14 5:30-6:30pm #111401-04 Tu/Th 6/14-7/14 6:40-740pm $58 (R $50) includes cap/shirt Noelridge Evening: 8-9 years (Check in at field #8) #111402-01 Tu/Th 6/14-7/14 6-7pm $58 (R $50) includes cap/shirt Noelridge

10-12 years (Check in at field #2) #111501-01 W/F 6/15-7/20* 5:30-7pm $68 (R $60) includes cap/shirt Noelridge *No program 7/1

CR GIRLS’ SOFTBALL (7-12 yrs.)

Work on hitting, running, and fielding skills. This is a coach-pitch league with 1½ hour practices or games. Register by 6/1. 7-9 years (Check in at field #6) #111201-01 W/F 6/15-7/20* 5:30-7pm $68 (R $60) includes cap/shirt Noelridge *No program 7/1 10-12 years (Check in at field #6) #111201-02 W/F 6/15-7/20* 5:30-7pm $68 (R $60) includes cap/shirt Noelridge *No program 7/1

SENIOR LEAGUE HIGH SCHOOL CLUB BASEBALL (15-18 yrs.)

Open to non-varsity/Sophmore high school baseball players. Compete with teams from Linn, Johnson and Benton Counties. Games on weekday nights. #111310-01 M-F 5/16-7/22 6-8pm $77 (R $69) includes cap/shirt Daniels Park, North Liberty, Fairfax Sports Complex

LAST HIT T-BALL & BASEBALL (4-7 yrs.)

Must be age 4 by 8/2.

Step up to the plate one last time before the summer ends! Enjoy minimal practice and mostly games. Register by 7/22. T-Ball 4-5 years (Check in at field 6) #111101-01 Tu 8/2-9/6 5:30-6:30pm $43 (R $36) includes cap/shirt Noelridge Baseball 6-7 years (Check in at field 6) #111102-01 Tu 8/2-9/6 5:30-6:30pm $43 (R $36) includes cap/shirt Noelridge

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Basketball ADULT BASKETBALL OPEN GYM (18+ yrs.)

Come shoot some hoops! The gym is open for adult basketball players only. More times and sites are at CRYouthSports.com. Su year-round 8-10am $5/day or punch pass Location varies: Kennedy or Washington HS

GYM PUNCH PASS $30 Enjoy the convenience of a punch pass! Each pass has six punches. Nonrefundable/nontransferable. ADULT 3-ON-3 OUTDOOR BASKETBALL (18+ yrs.)

This four-week league (maximum of five players on a roster) plays games on half-court for 21 or 25 minutes. Play for a trophy in the end of the season tournament. Register by 7/8. #102202-01 Th 7/21-8/18 6-8:30pm $70/team - includes shirts Ellis

OUTDOOR BASKETBALL (10-14 yrs.)

Individuals are placed on a team and provided with a coach in this “games only” league. Play is 3-on-3 or 5-on-5. Games start between the times listed below. Register by 6/10. 10-12 years #111313-01 Tu 6/21-7/26 5:30-7pm $39 (R $32) includes shirt Ellis 12-14 years #111313-02 Tu 6/21-7/26 7-8:30pm $39 (R $32) includes shirt Ellis

PLAY!

(5-6 yrs.)

SPORTS

MAJOR LEAGUE T-BALL

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BASKETBALL CAMP (4-9 yrs.) Must be age 4 by start date.

Practice your skills in this weeklong outdoor camp. Improve your dribbling, passing and shooting. There will be new skills, drills and contests everyday! Register by 7/29. 4-5 years #111305-01 M-F 8/8-8/12 5:30-6:30pm $42 (R $35) includes shirt Time Check 6-9 years #111306-01 M-F 8/8-8/12 6:30-7:30pm $42 (R $35) includes shirt Time Check

HOOP IT UP BASKETBALL (4-12 yrs.) Must be age 4 by start date.

Learn the fundamentals and rules of basketball and play games. Register by 6/1. 4-5 years (45 minute indoor practices or games) #111301-01 M 6/13-7/25* 5-5:45pm #111301-02 M 6/13-7/25* 6-6:45pm $45 (R $38) includes shirt Ambroz *No program 7/4 6-7 years (45 minute indoor practices or games) #111302-01 W 6/15-7/20 5-5:45pm #111302-02 W 6:15-7:20 6-6:45pm $45 (R $38) includes shirt Ambroz *NEW* If you already have a CR Parks & Rec basketball jersey, register for an activity listed below: 8-9 years (1 hour outdoor practices or games) #111303-01 M/W 6/13-7/18* 2:15-3:15pm $52 (R $45) jersey not included Time Check *No program 7/4 10-12 years (1 hour outdoor practices or games) #111304-01 M/W 6/13-7/18* 1-2pm $52 (R $45) jersey not included Time Check *No program 7/4 *NEW* If you DO NOT have a CR Parks & Rec basketball jersey, register for an activity listed below: 8-9 years (1 hour outdoor practices or games) #111303-02 M/W 6/13-7/18* 2:15-3:15pm $66 (R $58) jersey included Time Check *No program 7/4

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10-12 years (1 hour outdoor practices or games) #111304-02 M/W 6/13-7/18* 1-2pm $66 (R $58) jersey included Time Check *No program 7/4

GIRLS HOOP IT UP BASKETBALL SPRING SEASON

ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE SUMMER SEASON

(6-9 yrs.)

(18+ yrs.)

This all-female program teaches girls basketball fundamentals, sportsmanship and teamwork in a non-competitive atmosphere. Register by 3/30.

Get your team together for no-contact, 7-on-7 flag football. Teams will play a five game season plus a tournament. Managers’ meeting is June 4. Register by 5/27.

*NEW* If you already have a CR Parks & Rec basketball jersey, register for an activity listed below: 6-7 years #311311-03 Sa 4/9-5/14 9:30-10:30am $45 (R $38) jersey not included Gibson 8-9 years #311312-03 Sa 4/9-5/14 10:45-11:45am $45 (R $38) jersey not included Gibson *NEW* If you DO NOT have a CR Parks & Rec basketball jersey, register for an activity listed below: 6-7 years #311311-04 Sa 4/9-5/14 9:30-10:30am $59 (R $51) incudes jersey Gibson 8-9 years #311312-04 Sa 4/9-5/14 10:45-11:45am $59 (R $51) includes jersey Gibson

#102902-01 Su 6/5-7/24* 12-4pm $125/team Cleveland Park (+$15 cash/game/team for official) *No program 7/3

FOOTBALL CHEERLEADING (6-10 yrs.)

Learn chants, basic jumps and cheer fundamentals including flexibility, memorization of routines, showing personality and more! Practice these skills and perform them at the youth football games. Register by 3/30. #311601-01 Tu/Sa 4/5-5/7 Tu: 5:30-6:30pm, Sa: 9-10am $58 (R $50) includes shirt Cleveland Park

Football ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE SPRING SEASON (18+ yrs.)

Put your team together for no-contact, 7-on-7 flag football. Teams will play a five game season plus a postseason tournament. Managers’ meeting: 3/31. Register by 3/25. #302105-01 Su 4/3-5/15 12-4pm $119/team Cleveland Park (+$15 cash/game/team for official)

www.CRREC.org | Phone: 286-5731


CEDAR RAPIDS PARKS & RECREATION FLAG FOOTBALL

6-7 years #311401-01 Tu/Sa 4/5-5/7 Tu: 5:30-6:30pm, Sa: 9-10am $58 (R $50) includes shirt Cleveland Park 8-10 years #311402-01 Tu/Sa 4/5-5/7 Tu: 6:30-7:30pm, Sa: 10-11am $58 (R $50) includes shirt Cleveland Park

FOOTBALL BUDDIES (4-5 yrs.) Must be age 4 by start date.

Discover this fun sport with a football buddy! Instruction focuses on learning in pairs with kids learning the basics of throwing, catching, kicking, punting, stances, handoffs offense, defense, and more in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere. Register by 3/30. 4 years with adult #311404-01 Sa 4/9-5/14 9:30-10:15am $42 (R $35) includes shirt Cleveland Park 5 years #311404-02 Sa 4/9-5/14 10:30-11:15am $42 (R $35) includes shirt Cleveland Park

FOOTBALL SKILLS (6-10 yrs.)

Go the whole nine yards in this instructional program with a focus on fundamentals. Perform different skills and drills each week. No games. Register by 6/10. 6-7 years #111309-01 M 6/20-8/1* 5:30-6:15pm $42 (R $35) includes shirt Van Vechten *No program 7/4 8-10 years #111309-02 M 6/20-8/1* 6:30-7:15pm $42 (R $35) includes shirt Van Vechten *No program 7/4

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ADULT KICKBALL TOURNAMENT (18+ yrs.)

This fun-packed tournament is for the “older folks.” Form teams with your family members, friends, co-workers or church members. Registrations are accepted until filled. #102801-01 Sa 6/25 9am-5pm $99/team Noelridge

YOUTH KICKBALL (6-11 yrs.)

Who doesn’t love kickball? Develop your kicking, running, throwing and strategy skills in the classic childhood game. Practice and game every week. Register by 3/30. 6-8 years #311910-01 W 4/13-5/11 6-7pm $39 (R $32) includes shirt Van Vechten 9-11 years #311910-02 W 4/13-5/11 6-7pm $39 (R $32) includes shirt Van Vechten

Other Sports JUNIOR BOWLING (4-14 yrs.) Must be age 4 by 6/19.

Learn the fundamentals and rules of one of America’s favorite games! Register by 6/1. #111601-01 F 6/17-7/29* 10-11:30am $68 (R $60) includes ball/shoe rental Westdale Bowling Center *No class 7/1

START SMART LACROSSE (5-7 yrs. with Adult)

Have you ever played lacrosse? Learn this exciting game together! Parent/guardian participation is required. Work on shooting, passing, catching, cradling, stick handling and agility. Participants get to keep the lacrosse kit.* Register by 3/30. #311909-01 F 4/15-5/20 5:30-6:30pm $78 (R $70) *includes stick, ball, manual Bever

ALL SPORTS CAMP (6-12 yrs.)

Learn sports fundamentals in this camp for beginners. Learn to dribble and shoot a basketball properly, the correct stance when batting and more. No games will be played until “choice day” as focus will be placed on learning the fundamentals. Bring a glove for baseball/softball day. Register by 7/13. Monday: Basketball Day Tuesday: Football Day Wednesday: Soccer Day Thursday: Baseball/Softball Day Friday: “Choice Day” 6-8 years #111902-01 M-F 7/25-7/29 10-11am $42 (R $35) includes shirt Jones 9-12 years #111903-01 M-F 7/25-7/29 11:15-12:15 $42 (R $35) includes shirt Jones

INTRO TO SPORTS (3-8 yrs.) Must be age 3 by 6/16.

Try soccer, baseball, football and more! Learn new skills and practice basic movements for a variety of sports. Register by 6/1. 3-4 years with adult #111904-01 Th 6/16-7/14 9:30-10:15am #111904-02 Th 6/16-7/14 10:30-11:15am $39 (R $32) includes shirt Ambroz 5-6 years (Check in at field #6) #111904-03 Tu/Th 6/14-7/14 9-10am $55 (R $48) includes shirt Noelridge 7-8 years (Check in at field #6) #111904-04 Tu/Th 6/14-7/14 10-11am $55 (R $48) includes shirt Noelridge

PLAY!

Flag Football is back! This fun, instructional program is designed to teach the fundamentals of football and to promote teamwork and sportsmanship. This is a low-contact league with shirts, footballs, and flag belts. One-hour practices/ games. Register by 3/30.

SPORTS

(6-10 yrs.)

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Skating LEARN-TO-SKATE LESSONS

This program is a partnership between CR Parks & Recreation and the CR Ice Arena. Classes are coordinated by the Ice Arena and use the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program. If you are new to the sport of skating, sign up for Basic 1 or Snowplow Sam (if age 4-6). You will be evaluated the first day of class for placement. Wear warm clothing, gloves and a protective helmet.

*NEW* ULTIMATE CAMP (7-18 yrs.)

Ultimate combines the non-stop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football. Learn the needed skills to play this exciting game in this co-ed eight-day camp. Register by 6/13. 7-10 years #111906-01 M-Th 6/20-6/30 5-7pm $24 (R $20) includes shirt/disc McKinley - Field 11-14 years #111906-02 M-Th 6/20-6/30 5-7pm $24 (R $20) includes shirt/disc McKinley - Field 15-18 years #111906-03 M-Th 6/20-6/30 5-7pm $24 (R $20) includes shirt/disc McKinley - Field

To register: (319) 286-5731 or CRREC.org Questions? (319) 398-0100 or Tonya Frost at (319) 730-6202. *The USFSA annual fee will be collected by the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.

SNOW PLOW SAM (BEGINNER) (4-6 yrs.)

For skaters ages 4-6 who have had little or no formal training. #119101-01 M 5/2-6/27 5:30-6:30pm #119101-02 M 7/11-8/29 5:30-6:30pm $93 (R $85) +12.50 USFSA annual fee* CR Ice Arena, 1100 Rockford Rd. SW

BASIC SKILLS 1-2 (6+ yrs.)

For skaters age 7 and older who have little or no formal training or those ages 6 and older who have completed Snow Plow Sam series. #119102-01 M 5/2-6/27 5:30-6:30pm #119102-02 M 7/11-8/29 5:30-6:30pm $93 (R $85) +12.50 USFSA annual fee* CR Ice Arena, 1100 Rockford Rd. SW

WRESTLING (6-12 yrs.)

Get ready to rumble! Learn one of the oldest sports in history and practice reversals, escapes and takedowns. Register by 6/1. 6-8 years #111604-01 Th 6/16-7/28 5:30-6:30pm $45 (R $38) includes shirt/mouthguard Ambroz

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9-12 years #111604-02 Th 6/16-7/28 6:40-7:40pm $45 (R $38) includes shirt/mouthguard Ambroz

YOUTH INSTRUCTIONAL HOCKEY (6-11 yrs.)

Participants are taught skating/ hockey skills in a fun learning environment by experienced coaching staff. Helmets are required! Must be able to skate. A Rental Equipment Program is available to help defray costs. A deposit of $75 is paid when the equipment is borrowed and is refunded when it is returned. #119112-01 M/W 5/2-6/29 5:30-6:30pm $110 (R $100) CR Ice Arena, 1100 Rockford Rd. SW

Soccer OUTDOOR SOCCER (4-10 yrs.) Must be age 4 by start date.

Learn the basics of soccer and play fun games in this instructional program. One hour practices and games.Register by 3/25. 4-5 years #311501-01 M 4/4-5/16 5:30-6:15pm $48 (R $41) includes shirt Noelridge* *Horseshoe Pits off Golf Street #311501-02 Th 4/7-5/19 5:30-6:15pm $48 (R $41) includes shirt Van Vechten 6-7 years #311502-01 M/Th 4/11-5/12 6:30-7:30pm $55 (R $48) includes shirt Van Vechten #311502-02 M/Th 4/11-5/12 6:30-7:30pm $55 (R $48) includes shirt Noelridge* *Horseshoe Pits off Golf Street 8-10 years #311503-01 M/Th 4/11-5/12 6:30-7:30pm $55 (R $48) includes shirt Noelridge* *Horseshoe Pits off Golf Street

ADULTS AND TEENS (13+ yrs.)

This class has four basic skills levels targeted for teens and adults. #119106-01 M 5/2-6/27 6:45-7:45pm #119106-02 M 7/11-8/29 6:45-7:45pm $93 (R $85) +12.50 USFSA annual fee* CR Ice Arena, 1100 Rockford Rd. SW

ACTIVE CHOICE Choose A High Activity Program

WEATHER

CANCELLATION

HOTLINE 319 286-5700 www.CRREC.org | Phone: 286-5731


SUMMER SOCCER KICKS

4-5 years #111704-01 W 6/15-7/27 5:30-6:15pm $48 (R $41) includes shirt Noelridge* *Horseshoe Pits off Golf Street 6-7 years #111704-02 W 6/15-7/27 6:30-7:30pm $48 (R $41) includes shirt Noelridge* *Horseshoe Pits off Golf Street 8-9 years #111705-01 W 6/15-7/27 6:30-7:30pm $48 (R $41) includes shirt Noelridge* *Horseshoe Pits off Golf Street

SOCCER CAMP (4-10 yrs.)

Practice your skills with games relating to soccer. Dribble through obstacles and mazes, pass past the monkey and try to score against the goal monster! Register by 8/5. 4-5 years #111703-01 M-F 8/15-8/19 5:30-6:15pm $39 (R $32) includes shirt Noelridge 6-7 years #111703-02 M-F 8/15-8/19 6:30-7:30pm $42 (R $35) includes shirt Noelridge 8-10 years #111703-03 M-F 8/15-8/19 6:30-7:30pm $42 (R $35) includes shirt Noelridge

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR YOUTH SPORTS! Parent volunteer coaches are needed for each youth sport. The Department will provide field supervisors to assist the parents coaching the teams. A handbook and training are provided. Parents may request to coach with ONE other parent. If you are interested, fill out the volunteer application online: CRYouthSports.com FOR MORE INFORMATION: E.MALLOY@CEDAR-RAPIDS.ORG Registration Information: Page 71

FIELD GAMES (4-6 yrs.)

This program promotes sportsmanship and running with movement including jumping, leaping, chasing and fleeing games like tag, red light-green light, and obstacle courses. Register by 3/30. #311903-01 W 4/13-5/11 6-6:45pm $45 (R $38) includes shirt Cleveland Park

Volleyball

LIVE HEALTHY IOWA KIDS TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP (9-14 yrs.)

Participate in this FREE amateur track meet! Local winners may qualify for the state championships. Watch for details at CRYouthSports.com. Sa

5/1 Kingston Stadium

YOUTH TRACK CLUB (7-12 yrs.)

Learn the proper techniques and training methods for track and field events. Register by 3/30. #311905-01 W/F 4/13-5/13 5:30-7pm $55 (R $48) includes shirt Wilson Track

CO-ED MUD VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT (18+ yrs.)

Get down and dirty in this 6-on-6 tournament with pool play. Only the top team from each pool will move into single elimination play. Register by 7/1. #102802-01 Sa 7/16 8am $99/team Seminole Valley Park

SUMMER VOLLEYBALL (8-12 yrs.)

Bump, set and spike your way to glory while learning the basics in fun and entertaining ways. Register by 6/1. 8-10 years #111801-01 M-Th 6/13-6/23 4:30-5:30pm $52 (R $45) includes shirt Gibson 10-12 years #111801-02 M-Th 6/13-6/23 3-4pm $52 (R $45) includes shirt Gibson

OUTDOOR VOLLEYBALL CAMP (10-14 yrs.)

Learn the fundamentals/basic rules of volleyball. Learn to serve, pass and set in this relaxed camp. Improve hand-eye coordination, agility and teamwork. Register by 7/22. 10-12 years #111802-01 M-F 8/1-8/5 5:30-6:30pm $39 (R $32) includes shirt Ellis 12-14 years #111802-02 M-F 8/1-8/5 6:30-7:30pm $39 (R $32) includes shirt Ellis

PLAY!

Dribble, shoot, score! Play mostly games and work on basics in this fun summertime program. Register by 6/1.

SPORTS

Track

(4-9 yrs.) Must be age 4 by start date.

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SPORTS

Tennis SPRING YOUTH LESSONS

These lessons emphasize specific skills and games for each age level using the USTA QuickStart format. Classes are coordinated by the Westfield Tennis Club professionals for children ages 4-16. To register, call (319) 286-5731. Questions? Call (319) 396-7060. LITTLE ACES TENNIS LESSONS (4-6 yrs.)

#309101-07 Tu 3/29-4/19 4:15-5pm #309101-08 Sa 4/2-4/23 3:30-4:15pm #309101-09 Tu 4/26-5/17 4:15-5pm #309101-10 Sa 4/30-5/21 3:30-4:15pm $49 (R $42) Westfield Tennis Club, 3511 18th Ave. SW

HOT SHOTS TENNIS LESSONS (7-11 yrs.)

#309102-10 M 3/28-4/18 5-6pm #309102-11 Th 3/31-4/21 4:30-5:30pm #309102-12 Sa 4/2-4/23 4:30-5:30pm #309102-13 M 4/25-5/16 5-6pm #309102-14 Th 4/28-5/19 4:30-5:30pm #309102-15 Sa 4/30-5/21 4:30-5:30pm $49 (R $42) Westfield Tennis Club *If your session has only 3 classes scheduled, you may make up the 4th on another day and time during that session.

FUTURE STARS TENNIS LESSONS (12-16 yrs.)

#309103-04 Tu 3/29-4/19 5-6pm #309103-05 Tu 4/26-5/17 5-6pm $49 (R $42) Westfield Tennis Club

NJTL BEGINNERS - ADVANCED (11-18 yrs.)

This program incorporates USA Tennis 1, 2, 3. It is not a lesson; it’s a great opportunity to practice what you learn in lessons. Play matches against Westfield Tennis Club, Bowman Woods and the Cedar Rapids Country Club. Meets are Wednesday afternoons at Veterans Tennis Center. #109301-01 W 6/8-7/13 12-1:30pm $27 (R $23) Veterans Tennis Center

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SUMMER TENNIS LESSONS

Learn the sport of tennis using the USTA QuickStart format which emphasizes specific skills and games for each age level. Missed classes can be made up during any of the other offered times for your class. To register, call (319) 286-5731. Questions? Call (319) 396-7060. Session A: 6/6-7/7 (No class 7/4 - make up on another day) Little Aces Tennis Lessons (4-6 yrs.) A

B

Days

#109101-01

#109101-09

#109101-03

#109101-11

#109101-04

Session B: 7/11-8/11 (No class 7/18-7/21)

Location: Veterans Memorial Tennis Center Time

A Fees

B Fees

M/W

9-9:50am

$61 (R $53)

$51 (R $44)

M/W

11-11:50am

$61 (R $53)

$51 (R $44)

#109101-12

M/W

6-6:50pm

$61 (R $53)

$51 (R $44)

#109101-06

#109101-14

Tu/Th

9-9:50am

$61 (R $53)

$51 (R $44)

#109101-07

#109101-15

Tu/Th

10-10:50am

$61 (R $53)

$51 (R $44)

#109101-08

#109101-16

Tu/Th

11-11:50am

$61 (R $53)

$51 (R $44)

#109101-17

#109101-18

Tu/Th

6-6:50pm

$61 (R $53)

$51 (R $44)

Hot Shots Tennis Lessons (7-11 yrs.) A

B

Days

#109102-01

#109102-12

#109102-02

#109102-13

#109102-03

Location: Veterans Memorial Tennis Center Time

A Fees

B Fees

M/W

9-9:50am

$61 (R $53)

$51 (R $44)

M/W

10-10:50am

$61 (R $53)

$51 (R $44)

#109102-14

M/W

11-11:50am

$61 (R $53)

$51 (R $44)

#109102-05

#109102-16

M/W

5-5:50pm

$61 (R $53)

$51 (R $44)

#109102-06

#109102-17

M/W

6-6:50pm

$61 (R $53)

$51 (R $44)

#109102-07

#109102-18

Tu/Th

9-9:50am

$61 (R $53)

$51 (R $44)

#109102-08

#109102-19

Tu/Th

10-10:50am

$61 (R $53)

$51 (R $44)

#109102-09

#109102-20

Tu/Th

11-11:50am

$61 (R $53)

$51 (R $44)

#109102-10

#109102-21

Tu/Th

5-5:50pm

$61 (R $53)

$51 (R $44)

#109102-11

#109102-22

Tu/Th

6-6:50pm

$61 (R $53)

$51 (R $44)

Future Stars Tennis Lessons (12-16 yrs.) Location: Veterans Memorial Tennis Center A

B

Days

Time

A Fees

B Fees

#109103-01 #109103-04

#109103-06

M/W

10-10:50am

$61 (R $53)

$51 (R $44)

#109103-09

Tu/Th

11-11:50am

$61 (R $53)

#109103-05

$51 (R $44)

#109103-10

Tu/Th

5-5:50pm

$61 (R $53)

$51 (R $44)

www.CRREC.org | Phone: 286-5731


Family............................ $1495 + tax *Adult (Gold).............. $750.75 + tax *Senior (Silver)........... $606.40 + tax *College...................... $404.25 + tax *Junior.......................... 202.10 + tax Driving Range..................$231 + tax Sales tax is 7%. *Restricted to Monday-Friday (all day), Saturday and Sunday afternoons. (Additional fee for weekend mornings.) Passes are for individual golfers and cannot be shared. All season passes include 10% off Golf Shop merchandise (excludes special offers). *NEW* No pass restrictions this year at Twin Pines. Call for details.

Punch Cards May be used at any of our golf courses by multiple golfers! 12 punches per card. Tax included.

Multiple golf experiences with one mission... that’s Cedar Rapids Golf!

“Early Bird” Specials Play a different course each day before 10am for only $28! (18 holes + cart per player) Valid: Monday at Twin Pines, Tuesday at Ellis, Wednesday at Gardner, Thursday at Jones.

Gift Cards The four courses feature a wide variety of merchandise. Give your favorite golfer a 2016 season pass or gift card. Purchase them at one of the clubhouses or call Golf Operations at (319) 286-5588.

Adult 7-day Golf...................$283.55 Senior 7-day Golf.................$246.10 (See website for restrictions.)

*NEW* Senior 5-day Golf....$181.90 (Monday-Friday, no weekends/holidays)

9 hole Golf.............................$181.90 Junior 18 hole Golf...............$139.10 (See website for restrictions.)

18 hole cart rental.....................$160 9 hole cart rental.......................$100 More prices/features on website.

Family Golf Adult $15 (2 max.) Child $5 (6-17 yrs.) Twin Pines, Gardner & Jones Golf Courses after 2pm on weekends

After Work Golf Play 9 or 18 holes at Jones or Gardner after work on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Book your tee time by calling Jones at (319) 286-5581, Gardner at (319) 286-5586 or online at PlayCedarRapidsGolf.com

Women’s Golf League (CRWGA - Cedar Rapids Women’s Golf Association) Join a Women’s Golf League! $25 dues + weekly greens fee or season pass. Choose from: • Monday evening or Tuesday morning at Jones Golf Course • Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning at Ellis • Thursday morning or evening at Twin Pines or Gardner For more information, go to: PlayCedarRapidsGolf.com

City Amateur Tournaments Women’s......................... June 17-18 Senior.............................. June 25-26 Men’s............................... August 5-7 Women’s Best BBQ Best Shot.......................August 9-10 See more tournaments online a PlayCedarRapidsGolf.com

Golf Operations Administrative Office City Services Center 500 15th Avenue SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 (319) 286-5588

PLAY!

Adult (Platinum)..............$924 + tax

Ellis Twin Pines Jones CEDAR Gardner RAPIDS GOLF

SPORTS

2016 Season Golf Passes

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SPORTS

GOLF LESSONS Register for lessons at PlayCedarRapidsGolf.com GROUP GOLF LESSONS

We are the leader in Eastern Iowa in offering the national golf lesson initiative, “Get Golf Ready.” Class sizes meet an 8:1 student-teacher ratio. More than six hours of beginner lessons PLUS a special gift for $109. Specialty classes improve your game for $149 per golfer. For dates/locations, go to our website. GIRLS GOLF ACADEMY (9-15 yrs.)

Have fun while working on your golf game. This program is for girls who have played golf and would like to improve their game. Limited to 20 participants. See the golf website for dates/times. Classes at Ellis Golf Course $75 includes 7 dates of instruction, golf rounds and special gifts.

GET GOLF READY - BEGINNER (18-100 yrs.)

Are you returning to the game or just getting started and want to play on a course? Work on full swing development and short game development (pitching, bunker play, course management).

WOMEN’S GROUP LESSONS (18+ yrs.)

These lessons are open to women interested in improving their game or learning the game for pure enjoyment. Get more than six hours of instruction.

Grand Demo Days Saturday, May 28 10am-3pm at Ellis Golf Course Don’t miss this chance to hit the latest clubs from Ping, Callaway, Titleist, Mizuno, Wilson, Cleveland, and Cobra. Call (319) 286-5589 for your appointment. See website for more Demo Day dates.

$109 includes instruction and a special gift

GET GOLF READY - RED ZONE (18+ yrs.)

This class offers strictly short game instruction to improve your skills within 60 yards of the green. SCORE around the greens. Classes are available for men and women or for just women. $149 includes instruction and a special gift

JUNIOR GOLF

Learn basic swing techniques and etiquette. Improve your motor skills and meet new friends. Register at Twin Pines beginning April 1. Classes at Twin Pines Golf Course Begins June 14-15 (five weeks) Tuesday: 1 hr lesson, Wednesday: morning play $55 includes driving range punch card

Clubs...Clubs...Clubs Visit Ellis, Jones, Twin Pines and Gardner Golf Courses for your 2016 club needs. Club fitting specialists will fit your game with the best clubs from Ping, Titleist, Callaway, Cobra, Wilson and Cleveland. Special orders welcome! WE ALSO TAKE TRADE-INS!

Go to any clubhouse and the professional will give you a quote for your trade-in clubs with your new club purchase. Call your local golf professional to learn more.

$109 includes a special gift for individual practice time

GET GOLF READY INTERMEDIATE (18+ yrs.)

Get more than seven hours of specialized instruction. Classes: How to Break 90, Intermediate Instruction for Men or Women. $149 includes instruction and a special gift

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Valid May 22-September 5, 2016 Passes provide admission to Open, Family, Adult, Lap Swims and Water Exercise as age appropriate. BUY PASSES AND GET PHOTOS/REPLACEMENT PASSES

Renew last year’s pass online at CRREC.org AMBROZ RECREATION CENTER (cash, check or credit card for transactions)

Now-July 31 May 10-June 2 (Walk in only) May 7, 14, 28 (Walk in only) May 21 Early Bird Ends (Walk in only)

NOELRIDGE AQUATIC CENTER (cash or check only)

Saturdays Saturday-Monday

May 7, 14, 21 (Walk in only) May 28, 29, 30 (Walk in only)

CHERRY HILL AQUATIC CENTER (cash or check only)

Saturdays

ALL POOLS (cash or check only)

Saturday Everyday

SUMMER SEASON SWIM PASS FEES Early Bird Passes (on or before 5/21/16*) Non-Resident Resident Family $215.00 $199.00 Individual $108.00 $100.00 Senior (Age 60+) $96.00 $88.00 (I.D. required for Senior pass purchase)

May 22 or After Non-Resident Resident Family $251.00 $235.00 Individual $123.00 $115.00 Senior (Age 60+) $112.00 $104.00

8am-5pm 5-7pm 9am-Noon 9am-4pm 9am-Noon 9am-Noon or 3-6pm

May 7, 14, 21 (Walk in only)

9am-Noon

June 4 (Walk in only) Begins when pools open

9am-Noon, 3pm-Close Before Noon or after 3pm

New or Renewal Passes (See Schedule Above) WALK in to Ambroz or pool according to the dates and times above and

purchase or renew passes through July 31. MAIL form and check/money order through May 20 to the Center. Print

off your receipt and take it to Ambroz, have photo taken, and pick up your cards. CALL 286-5731, weekdays from 8am-5pm (renewals only). Have your

credit card ready. No phone renewals on May 20 or 21, 2016. RENEW 2015 PASSES ONLINE!

Go to CRREC.org. Last year’s (2015) passes may be renewed online. Email recreation@cedar-rapids.org to obtain your user name/password. Passes from 2014 and prior years cannot be renewed online. Choose another option for renewal.

(I.D. required for Senior pass purchase)

Need New or Replacement Pass Cards?

*Due to heavy walk in traffic, no

WALK in to Ambroz Center or City Services Center (CSC) for new or

call in pass purchases or renewals will be processed 5/20/16 - 5/21/16. Online registration will be available.

replacement pass card photos or go to any pool when it is open before noon or after 3pm. If passes were purchased at a pool, return to that pool to obtain pass cards. (See above for preseason times/dates.)

SUMMER PUNCH/GROUP PASSES May be used by an individual, a group or transferred to another person for any age appropriate public swim and water exercise class. No photo required. Passes expire on the 16th punch or September 5, 2016, whichever comes first. Purchase passes at the pool before noon or after 3pm. $61 Non-refundable Registration Information: Page 71

PLAY!

Monday-Friday Tuesdays and Thursdays Saturdays Saturday

SWIMMING

Season Passes For Swimming Pools And Aquatic Centers

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SWIMMING

City of Cedar Rapids Summer Swim Passes Passes provide admission to Open, Family, Adult, Lap Swims and Water Exercise as age appropriate. Schedules for pools, programs/water features may vary. (See page 54-55.) Valid May 22-September 5, 2016. • You must present your pass to enter the pool. • Passes are non-transferable and non-refundable. • Replacement cards may be purchased for $5 if cards are lost or stolen. • Children under the age of two years as of May 1 will receive a pass without a photo. • Passes may be revoked for pool infractions and misuse with no refunds. Purchase passes/take pictures at the pools BEFORE NOON OR AFTER 3 PM when the pools are open; no sales or photos from 12 PM-3 PM.

• Individuals who are immediate family members and who live at the same residence (maximum of two adults) are eligible for a family pass. Children must be under the age of 21 (maximum of four) and related to one or both the household adults as offspring or by marriage, adoption, foster care placement or legal guardianship. (*Additional family passes for more than four children cost $10 for each child.)

SUMMER SWIM SEASON Not all pools open for all days below. Schedule subject to change. BENDER POOL

BEVER POOL

May 22 -Aug 5 Reopens Aug. 22

June 3- Aug 11

JONES POOL

ELLIS POOL

June 3-Aug 12

June 3-Aug 12

NOELRIDGE AQUATIC CENTER May 28, 29, 30 June 3-Aug 21 Aug 27, 28, Sept 3, 4, 5 CHERRY HILL AQUATIC CENTER

You may be asked at any time for verification that your family meets eligibility requirements. Misrepresentation could result in loss of passes.

June 3-Aug. 21 Aug 27, 28

DETACH HERE

CEDAR RAPIDS SUMMER SWIM PASS 2016

NEW

RENEWAL

Name ________________________________________________________ Phone_______________________________ Address___________________________________________ City__________________ State______ Zip____________ Amount Enclosed Names to Appear on Passes Date of Birth M/F

(maximum two adults)

(Required)

Pass Fee $_____ 1. Adult:_________________________

DOB_____________

2. Adult:_________________________

DOB_____________

3. ______________________________

DOB_____________

4. ______________________________

DOB_____________

$_____ 5. ______________________________

DOB_____________

Check/money order only. 6. ______________________________

DOB_____________

Additional Children $_____

*More than 4. See Above.

TOTAL

Immediate family members who live in the same household and meet qualifications. (See above.) You may be asked for proof.

Still have card?

Yes

No

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Signature_________________________________________________________________ Date____________________________________ Mail to: Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department, 2000 Mt. Vernon Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 www.CRREC.org | Phone: 286-5731


SERVICES AND FEATURES GUIDE Noelridge

Bever

Ellis

Jones

Bender

Zero Depth, Beach-like entry

Zero Depth, Beach-like entry

2 ft.

Zero Depth, Beach-like entry

Zero Depth, Beach-like entry

3.5 ft.

11 ft.

11 ft.

15 ft.

11 ft.

6 ft.

9 ft.

X (ramp)

X

X

X

X

X

Pool Depth at Deepest End Separate Baby Pool

Cherry Hill

X

X

Entry Stairs

X

X

Hydraulic Chair Lift

X

X

Water Slide

X

X

Speed Slide

X

Drop Slide

X

X

25 Yard Lap Lanes

8

6

6

8 (6 - 50 m)

1 Meter

1 Meter

1 & 3 Meter

1 Meter

Tumble Buckets Water Curtain Frog Slide Water Playground

Raindrop Water Spout Floor Geysers

Diving Board(s) Water Play Features

Sand Playground

X

Concession Stand

X

X X X

Crocodile Walk Floor Geysers Water Curtain Otter Slide Water Playground

X

Family Changing Rooms

2

1

Bathhouse with Coin Lockers

X

X

Large Shade Umbrellas

X

X

Party Shelter for Rental

X X

X

Bender (Indoor) Swimming Pool 940 14th Avenue SE (319) 286-5790 Bever Swimming Pool 2700 Bever Avenue SE (319) 286-5791 Cherry Hill Aquatic Center 341 Stoney Point Road NW (319) 286-5792 Ellis Swimming Pool 2000 Ellis Boulevard NW (319) 286-5793 Jones Swimming Pool 201 Wilson Avenue Drive SW (319) 286-5794 Noelridge Aquatic Center 1248 42nd Street NE (319) 286-5795

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Frog Cannons Water Snake Floor Geysers Water Curtain Daisy Flower Turtle Slide

X X

POOL LOCATIONS

4

X

Vending Machines

Pool Available for Rental

X

X 2

1

1

X

X

X

padlock

X

X

X

X X

X

X

Pool Features Information for Use CROCODILE WALK

LARGE WATER PLAY FEATURES

Must be a minimum of 54” tall or pass deep water swim test each summer to use. Water depth is 48”. Appropriate for all ages meeting height/swim requirements.

Appropriate for all ages. Water depth 8-20”.

DROP SLIDES & DIVING BOARDS

Deep water swim test required each summer prior to the first use. Water depth is 11-15 ft. Appropriate for all ages meeting skill requirement. FROG, OTTER & TURTLE SLIDES

Located in shallow water. Water depth is 18” Appropriate for most ages.

TURN AND SPEED SLIDES

Must be a minimum of 48” tall to use. (See signs.) Water depth is 42”. Appropriate for all ages meeting height requirement. DAISY FLOWER, FLOOR GEYSERS, FROG CANNONS, RAINDROP, TUMBLE BUCKETS, WATER SNAKE, WATER CURTAIN

Water depth is 0-18”. Appropriate for all ages. SAND PLAY STATIONS

Appropriate for ages 2-12 years.

*Features may not be available at all times. Watch for posted signs or inquire at the pool.

Registration Information: Page 71

PLAY!

Pool Depth at Shallowest End

SWIMMING

City of Cedar Rapids Pools and Aquatic Centers

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SWIMMING

POOL SCHEDULES JUNE 3 - AUGUST 7

POOL SCHEDULES MAY 28 - JUNE 2

Noelridge SAT, SUN: MAY 28, 29

11:45am-12:45pm Lap Swim 1-6pm

Open Swim

MON: MAY 30 (MEMORIAL DAY)

Call the pool or go to CRREC.org for changes to daily schedules. *Admission is free for infants under 6 months of age.* Not all pools may be open for all programs/water features even though the pass may be valid. BEVER SCHEDULE (286-5791) Closed July 4 at 5pm. Call pool for other closings. Activity

Days

Times

Cost

Open Swim Open Swim

M-Su

1-5pm

$4.50

M-F

6:30-8:30pm

$4.00

Lap Swim

M-Su

11:45am-12:45pm

$4.25

Water Exercise (Begins 6/7)

Tu/Th

5:20-6:15pm

$4.50

Youth Swim Lessons Pool Rental

See page 63 Sa/Su

6-8pm (See left column)

11:45am-12:45pm Lap Swim 1-5pm

Open Swim

All Pools Kick Off Swim THURS: JUNE 2

5:15-6:15pm

Lap Swim

6:30-8:30pm

Open Swim

POOL RENTALS

Bever, Ellis and Jones Pools are available to rent starting at $250. Cherry Hill Aquatic Center is available for rental to large groups for two hour time blocks by special arrangement only. Reservations and payment must be made at least two weeks in advance. Rates vary depending on pool and number of swimmers. Call (319) 286-5731 for prices and to make reservations.

SHELTER RENTALS

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The pool shelters at Cherry Hill and Noelridge are available for rental. Reservations and payment must be made at least one week in advance. Reservations: Call (319) 286-5731 Fee: $25/Open Swim M-F or $35/Open Swim Sa-Su

CHERRY HILL SCHEDULE (286-5792) Closed July 4 at 5pm and July 16 all day. Call pool for other closings. Activity

Days

Times

Cost

Open Swim

M-F

1-5pm

$5.00

Open Swim

M/W/F

6:30-10pm

$5.00

Open Swim

Tu/Th

6:30-8:30pm

$4.50

Open Swim

Sa

1-8pm

$5.00

Open Swim

Su

1-6pm

$5.00

Lap Swim

M-F, Su

11:45am-12:45pm

$4.25

Lap Swim

Tu/Th

5:15-6:15pm

$4.25

Lap Swim

Sa

11:15am-12:45pm

$4.25

Youth Swim Lessons

See page 65-66

Pool Shelter Rental

M-Su

Pool Rental

Su

See page 54 7-9pm (See left column)

ELLIS SCHEDULE (286-5793) Closed July 4 at 5pm. Call pool for other closings. Activity

Days

Times

Cost

Open Swim

M/W/F/Sa/Su

1-5pm

$4.50

Open Swim

M/W

6:30-8:30pm

$4.00

Open Swim

Tu/Th

1-8:30pm

$4.50

Adult Swim

Tu/Th

10am-12:45pm

$4.25

Lap Swim

M/W/F

11:15am-12:45pm

$4.25

Lap Swim

M/W

5:15-6:15pm

$4.25

Lap Swim

Sa/Su

11:45am-12:45pm

$4.25

Youth Swim Lessons Pool Rental

See page 64 F/Sa

6-8pm (See left column)

POOL RULES General pool rules, health and safety requirements and the pool closing policy are on page 56. They are also available online at CRREC.org. www.CRREC.org | Phone: 286-5731


Activity

Days

Times

Cost

Open Swim

M/W/F/Sa/Su

1-5pm

$4.50

Open Swim

M/W/F

6:30-8:30pm

$4.00

Open Swim

Tu/Th

1-8:30pm

$4.50

Lap Swim

M-Th/Sa/Su

11:45am-12:45pm

$4.25

Youth Swim Lessons

See page 66

Pool Rental

Su

POOL SCHEDULES AUG 8 - SEPT 5 Schedules and slide/water feature availability may vary. Call the pool or go to CRREC.org for changes.

Cherry Hill MON-FRI: AUG 8-12, AUG 15-19

6-8pm (See page 54)

11:45am-12:45pm Lap Swim NOELRIDGE SCHEDULE (286-5795) Closed July 4 at 5pm. Call pool for other closings. Activity

Days

Times

Cost

Open Swim

M-F

1-5pm

$5.00

Open Swim

M-F

6:30-8:30pm

$4.50

Open Swim

Sa

1-6pm

$5.00

Open Swim

Su

1-8pm

$5.00

Lap Swim

M-Su

11:45am-12:45pm

$4.25

Lap Swim

M/W/F

5:15-6:15pm

$4.25

Family Swim (Begins 6/9)

Tu/Th/Sa

9:30-11:30am

$4.50

Youth Swim Lessons Pool Shelter Rental

See page 67-68 M-Su

1-5pm

Open Swim

5:15-6:15pm

Lap Swim

6:30-8:30pm

Open Swim

SAT, SUN: AUG 13, 14, 20, 21, 27

11:45am-12:45pm Lap Swim 1-6pm

Open Swim

SUN: AUG 28

11:45am-12:45pm Lap Swim 1-5pm

See page 54

SWIMMING

JONES SCHEDULE (286-5794) Closed July 4 at 5pm. Call pool for other closings.

Open Swim

Closes 5pm on Aug 28

Schedules and slide/water feature availability may vary. Call the pool or go to CRREC.org for changes.

Bender MAY 21-AUG 5

Reopens Aug 22

MON-THURS: AUG 8-11

11:45am-12:45pm Lap Swim 1-6pm

Open Swim

Closes 5pm on Aug. 11

Ellis MON, WED, FRI: AUG 8, 10, 12

Jones MON-FRI: AUG 8-12

11:45am-12:45pm Lap Swim 1-6pm

Bever

Open Swim

Closes 5pm on Aug 12

11:15am-12:45pm Lap Swim 1-6pm

Open Swim

Noelridge MON, WED, FRI: AUG 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19

11:45am-12:45pm Lap Swim 1-5pm

Open Swim

5:20-6:15pm

Lap Swim

6:30-8pm

Open Swim

TUES, THURS: AUG 9, 11, 16, 18

11:45am-12:45pm Lap Swim

Closes 5pm on Aug. 12

1-5pm

Open Swim

TUES, THURS: AUG 9, 11

5:20-6:15pm

Water Exercise

6:30-8pm

Open Swim

10am-12:45pm

Adult Swim

1-6pm

Open Swim

Closes 5pm on Aug. 12

SAT, SUN: AUG. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, SEPT 3, 4

11:45am-12:45pm Lap Swim 1-6pm

Open Swim

MON: SEPT. 5 (LABOR DAY)

11:45am-12:45pm Lap Swim 1-5pm

Open Swim

Closes 5pm on Sept 5

PLAY!

POOL SCHEDULES AUG 8 - SEPT 5

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SWIMMING

Be Safe, Have Fun

GENERAL POOL RULES GENERAL RULES

• Everyone entering the pool must pay or have a valid season pass. Infants under six months are free. • Actual swim attire is required. Fibers from street clothing damage the pool filter. (Sorry, no basketball shorts.) • Deep End Test: To use diving boards or swim in water over 5 feet, you must take the test at any pool where you swim each year. • Concessions are available. No outside food, beverages, alcohol or coolers. OPEN AND FAMILY SWIMS

• Children ages 5 & under must be supervised by an adult within arm’s length. • Youths ages 6-10 must be supervised by an adult or responsible person at least age 14. • Water and float toys allowed only at Family, Evening and Weekend Swims. • Water wings/floaties, large inner tubes, swimsuits with removable floats and life jackets are not allowed. • Snorkels, masks that cover the nose and diving sticks are not allowed at Open or Family Swims.

LAP SWIMS

• For ages 15 or older. Children may not attend with swimmers. Youths, ages 11-14, may attend lap swim at Jones or evening lap swim at Ellis. Only lap lanes are open at this time. • A walking lane is available at some sites. A lap lane is available at Ellis Pool during Open Swims. • Lap swimmers are allowed entry into the locker room 10 minutes prior to the starting time and into the pool at exact starting time. • Always circle swim. Stay to the right of the black line in your lane, swimming counter-clockwise. • Noodles are not permitted.

HEALTHY SWIMMING • Shower before entering the pool. • Do not swim for two weeks after you or your child has had diarrhea. • Non toilet-trained children must wear swim diapers. Swim diapers may be purchased at the pool. • Changing stations are available in all restrooms.

ADULT 50+ SWIMS

A swim for ages 50 or older. ADULT SWIMS

A swim for ages 18 or older with no slides available. Additional pool rules are online at CRREC.org and are posted at each pool.

PUBLIC SWIM FACILITY CLOSING POLICY Pools and aquatic centers may not open or may close early for the following reasons: • Air temperature below 70 degrees (Lap Swim: air temperature below 60 degrees) • 20 people or less in the facility for a period of one hour (50 people or less at Noelridge and Cherry Hill) • Lightning/severe storm in area • Mechanical problems • Poor water quality • Special events/situations • Darkness • Maximum bather limit reached (When pool reaches capacity, patrons may be turned away and referred to another facility) • Other reasons deemed necessary by Parks & Recreation

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OPEN SWIM (All Ages)

Fun for all and affordable! Food is not allowed. Flotation devices are allowed crowd permitting. LAP SWIM

Take time for yourself. This is a good time for water walking. The baby pool will be closed. Noodles will not be permitted. ADULT 50+ SWIM

Open swim for ages 50 or over. WATER EXERCISE (15+ yrs.)

Concentrate on stretching, strengthening, flexibility and range of motion exercises during an aerobic workout. Drop-in program, preregistration is not required. Current season pass or punch pass may be used.

BENDER INDOOR POOL SCHEDULES APRIL 1 - MAY 21 BENDER SCHEDULE April 1-May 21 (286-5790) Call pool for other closings. Activity

Days

Times

Cost

Open Swim (Ends 5/13)

F

4-8pm

$4.50

Open Swim (Ends 5/15)

Su

1-4pm

$4.50

Adult 50+

M/W/F

2-3:30pm

$3.75

Lap Swim

M/W/F

11am-12:45pm

$4.25

Lap Swim

M/W

6:30-7:25pm

$4.25

Lap Swim

Sa

7-8:15am

$4.25

Lap Swim (Ends 5/15)

Su

11:15am-12:45pm

$4.25

Water Exercise

M-F

9-9:55am

$4.50

Water Exercise

M/W

5:30-6:25pm

$4.50

Open Exercise

M/W/F

1-1:55pm

$3.50

Aquatherapy

M/W/F

10-10:55am

$3.50

MAY 22 - AUGUST 5

OPEN WATER EXERCISE (15+ yrs.)

Experience water exercise at your own pace with no instructor. Current season pass or punch pass may be used. AQUATHERAPY (15+ yrs.)

Exercise at your own pace in the comfort of warm water. If you are in need of special assistance in dressing or in the locker rooms, please make your own arrangements. Anyone entering the water must pay. Current season pass or punch pass may be used.

ACTIVE CHOICE Choose A High Activity Program

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BENDER SCHEDULE May 22-August 5 (286-5790) Closed May 28-30, July 4, August 6-21. Call pool for other closings. Activity

Days

Times

Cost

Adult 50+

M/W/F

2-3:30pm

$3.75

Lap Swim

M/W/F

11am-12:45pm

$4.25

Lap Swim (5/23, 5/25, 6/1)

M/W

6:30-7:25pm

$4.25

Water Exercise

M/W/F

9-9:55am

$4.50

Water Exercise

Tu/Th

7:45-8:40am

$4.50

Water Exercise (5/23, 5/25, 6/1)

M/W

5:30-6:25pm

$4.50

Aquatherapy

M/W/F

10-10:55am

$3.50

Open Exercise

M/W/F

1-1:55pm

$3.50

Youth Swim Lessons

See page 61-62

Summer Punch Passes

May be used by an individual, a group or transferred to another person for any age appropriate public swim and water exercise class. No photo required. Passes valid May 22 but expire on the 16th punch or September 5, 2016, whichever comes first. Purchase passes at the pool before noon or after 3pm. Non-refundable $61

PLAY!

(15+ yrs.)

SWIMMING

Bender Programs

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SWIMMING

WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR-WSI

Lifeguard Classes

(16+ yrs.)

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING (15+ yrs.)

Class begins at Ambroz. Successful completion results in certification as a lifeguard. Prerequisite skills test must be completed/passed prior to the first day of class. Skills assessed will be 300 yd. swim, timed 10 lb. brick retrieval, and 2 minutes treading water. Must be age 15 by the last day of class. April Class (Register by 4/12) #304209-03 F-Su 4/15-4/17 $148 (R $140) Ambroz/Bender Pre-Test (Attend only one): Su 4/10 7-8pm Tu 4/12 7:30-8:30pm Class: F 4/15 5-10pm Sa 4/16 8am-9pm Su 4/17 8am-9pm May Class (Register by 5/17) #304209-04 F-Su 5/20-5/22 $148 (R $140) Ambroz/Bender Pre-Test (Attend only one): Su 5/15 7-8pm M 5/16 7:30-8:30pm Class: F 5/20 5-10pm Sa 5/21 8am-9pm Su 5/22 8am-9pm June Class (Register by 6/8) #104209-02 F-Su 6/10-6/12 $148 (R $140) Ambroz/Bender Pre-Test (Attend only one): M 6/6 7:45-8:45pm Tu 6/7 7:45-8:45pm Class: F 6/10 5-10pm Sa 6/11 8am-9pm Su 6/12 8am-9pm

JUNIOR LIFEGUARDING (13-14 yrs.)

What does it take to be a lifeguard? Learn the causes and ways to prevent drowning and develop the knowledge, attitude and skills for being a professional rescuer. Must be able to: • Swim front crawl for 25 yards breathing to the front or side • Tread water for 1 minute • Submerge and swim a distance of 10 feet under water #104713-01 Sa 6/4-7/9 11:15am-12:30pm $62 (R $55) Cherry Hill

LIFEGUARD REVIEW (15+ yrs.)

Has it been two years since you last took a lifeguarding class? This class is for participants to demonstrate their knowledge and skill competency with little or no review. (Current lifeguard certifications are required.) Successful completion of this class renews your lifeguard, first aid, CPR-P, and AED. Bring pocket mask, book, suit, and towel. April Class (Register by 3/31) #304221-04 Sa 4/2 1-8pm $93 (R $85) Ambroz/Bender

Successful completion results in certification to teach all levels of swim lessons. Participants must attend all sessions and be 16 years of age by the end of the class. April/May Class (Register by 4/25) #304212-03 F-Su 4/29-5/1 $158 (R $150) Ambroz/Bender Class: F 4/29 5-10pm Sa 4/30 8am-9pm Su 5/1 8am-9pm

Outdoor Pool Aquatics Programs PRIVATE LESSONS (3+ yrs.)

Private (1 instructor/1 student) and semi-private (1 instructor/2 students of the same skill level) 30-minute lessons are available for kids or adults. Call 286-5741 for day/time. Private Lessons $40 (R $33)/lesson Semi-Private Lessons $45 (R $38)/lesson

TWEEN/TEEN GROUP LESSONS (11-16 yrs.)

It’s never too late to learn to swim! This class is for beginner level teens to learn basic swimming skills with others their own age. 11-13 years #104413-01 Sa 6/4-7/9 $49 (R $42) Ellis

9:30-10:10am

14-16 years #104412-01 Sa 6/4-7/9 $49 (R $42) Ellis

9:30-10:10am

BEGINNER ADULT LESSONS (17+ yrs.)

Wish you could swim better? This is the perfect opportunity for you to learn. Classes are for beginner level swimmers or those with minimal formal instruction.

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#104415-01 Sa 6/4-7/9 $49 (R $42) Ellis

9:30-10:10am

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Enjoy friendly competition. Age divisions: 8 & under, 9-10, 1112, 13-14, 15-17. Weekly meets, Tuesdays at 7am or 5pm, and the All City Meet Saturday, July 16 at Cherry Hill highlight the season. End of season event will be held on Sunday, July 17. Requirement: Child must be able to swim 25 yards without stopping to participate. Please have a T-shirt size ready when you register.

SWIMMING LESSON INFORMATION REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Advanced registration is required. Choose the session, then pick the level and time of the desired class from the charts on pages 61-68. Register using the corresponding number. On the Friday before the session begins, limited registration may be available. HOW TO REGISTER

Before the Pools Open: League Kickoff (All Participants & Parents) Su 6/5 6:30-8pm Meet at Bever (Receive your first week’s schedule at this meeting) Be ready to swim. #104314-01 M/W/F 6/6-7/17 9-10am $58 (R $50) Bever #104614-01 M/W/F 6/6-7/17 7:30-8:30am $58 (R $50) Noelridge *PARENTS: Meets depend on parents to help with timing events. Please volunteer.

• Call or walk in to Ambroz or City Services Centers (319) 286-5731 • Online at CRREC.org Once the Pools are Open: • Same as above OR • Walk in to any pool before 12pm or after 3pm when open

SESSION DATES

WITHDRAWALS, REFUNDS, TRANSFERS

BENDER, BEVER, ELLIS

Withdrawals and transfers will be honored if they are made by 5pm the Wednesday before the first day of class. In all cases a $4 nonrefundable handling fee will be deducted from the refund. Once the Thursday before the first day of class arrives, refunds are not issued unless the program is cancelled by Parks & Recreation.

(Saturday sessions - meet 6 times) SAT: 6/4-7/9 BEVER, JONES, CHERRY HILL

(2 week sessions meet 6, 9 or 10 times) AA: 6/13-6/24 BB: 6/27-7/8 (no class 7/4) CC: 7/11-7/22 DD: 7/25-8/5 BENDER, ELLIS, NOELRIDGE

(3 week sessions meet 6 or 9 times) A: 6/6-6/24 B: 6/27-7/15 C: 7/18-8/5

YOUTH SUPERVISION POLICY

Children are supervised by staff during scheduled class time only. Please make arrangements for your child before and after class. LOW/HIGH ENROLLMENT

WEATHER

CANCELLATION

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Classes not making the minimum enrollment may be cancelled. Maximums are not guaranteed.

AGE REQUIREMENT

If your child turns the minimum age required within 30 days of the start of the program, they may be registered for that program unless an exception is noted otherwise. IMPORTANT: If your child does not meet the age requirement, the computer will reject your registration and your child will not be enrolled. In this instance, you cannot register online. Call the Ambroz Recreation Center office, 286-5731. WEATHER CANCELLATIONS

Classes are cancelled if dangerous weather conditions exist at the time of the lesson. Dangerous weather conditions are lightning and/or a severe storm. Call the appropriate pool for cancellations. Cancelled classes may not be able to be made up. COOL WEATHER

Lessons are held even on cool days. Swimmers might not be in the water if it’s too cold. POOL CLOSINGS

If a pool is unexpectedly closed, lessons are also cancelled with no guarantee of being made up. HEALTH REQUIREMENT

If your child is sick, he/she may not enter the water for two weeks after the last episode of diarrhea.

PLAY!

(6-17 yrs.)

SWIMMING

COMPETITIVE SWIM LEAGUE

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SWIMMING

AMERICAN RED CROSS SWIMMING LESSONS PARENT/CHILD

a

PUDDLEJUMPERS

(Parent & Child 6 mos.-3 yrs.)

The purpose of this class is to expose the child to water adjustment skills. Front kicking, underwater exploration, and entering and exiting the water will be covered. One parent per child.

SCHOOL AGE LEVELS

Read each level carefully and compare the skills listed to those your child is currently able to perform. If you are certain that your child can complete the “TO PASS” skills, then register them for the next higher level if he/she is the appropriate age.

LEVEL 2 FUNDAMENTAL WATER SKILLS (5-10 yrs.)

Four year-olds may participate if they have passed Level 1 SKILLS INCLUDE: • Bobbing • Floating unsupported • Front/back glides • Combined stroke unsupported TO PASS: • Enter chest deep water, front float, roll to back float, return to vertical (Repeat starting with back float) • Swim using combined front stroke, roll to back and float, return to front and continue swimming LEVEL 3 STROKE DEVELOPMENT (5-10 yrs.) Must pass Level 2

Note: In most cases, it will take a child more than one session of lessons to pass the level. LEVEL 1 - INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS (3-5 yrs.)

Must be age 3 by the first day of class.Four year-olds who have passed a Level 1 class may go to Level 2 SKILLS INCLUDE: • Putting face/head under water • Floating • Blowing bubbles • Gliding on front/back TO PASS:

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• Enter independently, bob unassisted • Glide on front, roll to back and return to vertical (with support if needed)

SKILLS INCLUDE: • Front crawl stroke • Rotary breathing • Elementary backstroke • Breast stroke/dolphin/scissors kicks • Treading • Sitting/kneeling dives TO PASS: • Jump into deep water, recover to surface, maintain position by floating/treading, swim front crawl or elementary backstroke, exit water • Swim front crawl, change position and direction and swim elementary backstroke, exit water • Lengths under water • Swim breast stroke, change direction and swim back crawl

LEVEL 4 STROKE IMPROVEMENT (6-11 yrs.) Must pass Level 3

SKILLS INCLUDE: • Breast stroke • Side stroke • Back crawl • Butterfly • Dives from side • Open Turns TO PASS: • Perform feet-first entry into deep water, swim front crawl, change direction and swim elementary backstroke • Submerge and swim 3-5 body lengths under water • Swim breast stroke, change direction and swim back crawl LEVEL 5 - STROKE REFINEMENT (7-11 yrs.) Must pass Level 4

SKILLS INCLUDE: • Side stroke • Shallow dives • Flip turns • Survival float • Stroke refinement TO PASS: • Perform shallow dive into deep water, swim front crawl, change direction and swim elementary backstroke • Swim breast stroke, change direction and swim back crawl LEVEL 6 - FITNESS SWIMMER, FUNDAMENTALS OF DIVING (7-11 yrs.)

Must pass Level 5. The student works on ease, efficiency, power and smoothness in this level. SKILLS INCLUDE: • Refinement of strokes for ease, efficiency, power and smoothness TO PASS: • Swim 500 yards consecutively • Complete a 12 minute swim

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Session Dates:

PUDDLEJUMPERS

Saturdays 6/4-7/9 (6 weeks) “B” 6/27-7/15 (3 weeks)

“A” 6/6-6/24 (3 weeks) “C” 7/18-8/5 (3 weeks)

Classes at Bender

SAT

A

B

C

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

X

104208-02

X

X

M/W

5:30-6pm

$49

$42

X

104208-01

X

X

M/W

6:50-7:20pm

$49

$42

X

104208-12

104208-05

104208-08

Tu/Th

9-9:30am

$49

$42

X

104208-03

104208-06

104208-09

Tu/Th

5:30-6pm

$49

$42

X

104208-04

104208-07

104208-10

Tu/Th

6:50-7:20pm

$49

$42

104208-11

X

X

X

Sa

11-11:30am

$49

$42

Times

Fee

Res Fee

LEVEL 1

SWIMMING

Bender Indoor Swim Lessons

Classes at Bender

SAT

A

B

C

Days

X

104201-03

X

X

M/W

5:30-6pm

$49

$42

X

104201-01

X

X

M/W

6:10-6:40pm

$49

$42

X

104201-02

X

X

M/W

6:50-7:20pm

$49

$42

X

104201-04

104201-10

104201-17

Tu/Th

9-9:30am

$49

$42

X

104201-05

104201-11

104201-18

Tu/Th

9:40-10:10am

$49

$42

X

104201-06

104201-12

104201-19

Tu/Th

10:20-10:50am

$49

$42

X

104201-26

104201-13

104201-20

Tu/Th

11-11:30am

$49

$42

X

104201-07

104201-14

104201-21

Tu/Th

5:30-6pm

$49

$42

X

104201-08

104201-15

104201-22

Tu/Th

6:10-6:40pm

$49

$42

X

104201-09

104201-16

104201-23

Tu/Th

6:50-7:20pm

$49

$42

104201-24

X

X

X

Sa

10:20-10:50am

$49

$42

104201-25

X

X

X

Sa

11-11:30am

$49

$42

SAT

A

B

C

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

X

104202-03

X

X

M/W

5:30-6:10pm

$52

$45

X

104202-01

X

X

M/W

6:15-6:55pm

$52

$45

X

104202-02

X

X

M/W

7-7:40pm

$52

$45

X

104202-04

104202-10

104202-17

Tu/Th

8:45-9:25am

$52

$45

X

104202-05

104202-11

104202-18

Tu/Th

9:30-10:10am

$52

$45

X

104202-06

104202-12

104202-19

Tu/Th

10:15-10:55am

$52

$45

X

104202-26

104202-13

104202-20

Tu/Th

11-11:40am

$52

$45

X

104202-07

104202-14

104202-21

Tu/Th

5:30-6:10pm

$52

$45

X

104202-08

104202-15

104202-22

Tu/Th

6:15-6:55pm

$52

$45

X

104202-09

104202-16

104202-23

Tu/Th

7-7:40pm

$52

$45

104202-24

X

X

X

Sa

10:15-10:55am

$52

$45

104202-25

X

X

X

Sa

11-11:40am

$52

$45

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PLAY!

LEVEL 2 Classes at Bender

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SWIMMING

Bender Swim Lessons Session Dates:

Saturdays 6/4-7/9 (6 weeks) “B” 6/27-7/15 (3 weeks)

“A” 6/6-6/24 (3 weeks) “C” 7/18-8/5 (3 weeks)

LEVEL 3 Classes at Bender SAT

A

B

C

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

X

104203-03

X

X

M/W

5:30-6:10pm

$52

$45

X

104203-01

X

X

M/W

6:15-6:55pm

$52

$45

X

104203-02

X

X

M/W

7-7:40pm

$52

$45

X

104203-04

104203-08

104203-13

Tu/Th

8:45-9:25am

$52

$45

X

104203-20

104203-09

104203-14

Tu/Th

10:15-10:55am

$52

$45

X

104203-05

104203-10

104203-15

Tu/Th

5:30-6:10pm

$52

$45

X

104203-06

104203-11

104203-16

Tu/Th

6:15-6:55pm

$52

$45

X

104203-07

104203-12

104203-17

Tu/Th

7-7:40pm

$52

$45

104203-18

X

X

X

Sa

10:15-10:55am

$52

$45

104203-19

X

X

X

Sa

11-11:40am

$52

$45

LEVEL 4 Classes at Bender SAT

A

B

C

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

X

104204-03

X

X

M/W

5:30-6:10pm

$52

$45

X

104204-01

X

X

M/W

6:15-6:55pm

$52

$45

X

104204-02

X

X

M/W

7-7:40pm

$52

$45

X

104204-04

104204-08

104204-13

Tu/Th

9:30-10:10am

$52

$45

X

104204-20

104204-09

104204-14

Tu/Th

11-11:40am

$52

$45

X

104204-05

104204-10

104204-15

Tu/Th

5:30-6:10pm

$52

$45

X

104204-06

104204-11

104204-16

Tu/Th

6:15-6:55pm

$52

$45

X

104204-07

104204-12

104204-17

Tu/Th

7-7:40pm

$52

$45

104204-18

X

X

X

Sa

10:15-10:55am

$52

$45

104204-19

X

X

X

Sa

11-11:40am

$52

$45

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Session Dates:

Saturdays 6/4-7/9 (6 weeks) “AA” 6/13-6/24 (2 weeks) “BB” 6/27-7/8 (2 weeks-No class 7/4) “CC” 7/11-7/22 (2 weeks) “DD” 7/25-8/5 (2 weeks) PUDDLE JUMPERS

Morning Classes at Bever

SAT

AA

BB

CC

DD

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

BB Fee

BB Res Fee

104308-05

X

X

X

X

Sa

10:20-10:50am

$44

$37

$38

$31

104308-06

X

X

X

X

Sa

11-11:30am

$44

$37

$38

$31

X

104308-01

104308-02

104308-03

104308-04

M-F

11-11:30am

$47

$40

$43

$36

LEVEL 1 Classes at Bever SAT

AA

BB

CC

DD

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

BB Fee

BB Res Fee

104301-17

X

X

X

X

Sa

10:20-10:50am

$44

$37

$38

$31

104301-18

X

X

X

X

Sa

11-11:30am

$44

$37

$38

$31

X

104301-01

104301-05

104301-09

104301-13

M-F

10:20-10:50am

$47

$40

$43

$36

X

104301-02

104301-06

104301-10

104301-14

M-F

11-11:30am

$47

$40

$43

$36

X

104301-03

104301-07

104301-11

104301-15

M/W/F

5:10-5:40pm

$44

$37

$38

$31

X

104301-04

104301-08

104301-12

104301-16

M/W/F

5:45-6:15pm

$44

$37

$38

$31

LEVEL 2

Classes at Bever

SAT

AA

BB

CC

DD

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

BB Fee

BB Res Fee

104302-13

X

X

X

X

Sa

10:15-10:55am

$49

$42

$42

$35

104302-14

X

X

X

X

Sa

11-11:40am

$49

$42

$42

$35

X

104302-01

104302-04

104302-07

104302-10

M-F

10:15-10:55am

$52

$45

$48

$41

X

104302-02

104302-05

104302-08

104302-11

M-F

11-11:40am

$52

$45

$48

$41

X

104302-03

104302-06

104302-09

104302-12

M/W/F

5:30-6:10pm

$49

$42

$42

$35

LEVEL 3

SWIMMING

Bever Swim Lessons

Classes at Bever

SAT

AA

BB

CC

DD

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

BB Fee

BB Res Fee

104303-13

X

X

X

X

Sa

10:15-10:55am

$49

$42

$42

$35

X

104303-01

104303-04

104303-07

104303-10

M-F

10:15-10:55am

$52

$45

$48

$41

X

104303-02

104303-05

104303-08

104303-11

M-F

11-11:40am

$52

$45

$48

$41

X

104303-03

104303-06

104303-09

104303-12

M/W/F

5:30-6:10pm

$49

$42

$42

$35

SAT

AA

BB

CC

DD

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

BB Fee

BB Res Fee

104304-13

X

X

X

X

Sa

11-11:40am

$49

$42

$42

$35

X

104304-01

104304-04

104304-07

104304-10

M-F

10:15-10:55am

$52

$45

$48

$41

X

104304-02

104304-05

104304-08

104304-11

M-F

11-11:40am

$52

$45

$48

$41

X

104304-03

104304-06

104304-09

104304-12

M/W/F

5:30-6:10pm

$49

$42

$42

$35

LEVEL 5 Classes at Bever SAT

AA

BB

CC

DD

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

BB Fee

BB Res Fee

X

104305-01

104305-03

104305-05

104305-07

M-F

10:15-10:55am

$52

$45

$48

$41

X

104305-02

104305-04

104305-06

104305-08

M/W/F

5:30-6:10pm

$49

$42

$42

$35

PLAY!

LEVEL 4 Classes at Bever

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SWIMMING

Ellis Swim Lessons Session Dates:

Saturdays 6/4-7/9 “A” 6/6-6/24 (6 weeks) (3 weeks) PUDDLE JUMPERS

“B” 6/27-7/15 (3 weeks - No class 7/4)

Classes at Ellis

SAT

A

B

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

B Fee

B Res Fee

104408-01

X

X

Sa

10:20-10:50am

$44

$37

X

X

104408-02

X

X

Sa

11-11:30am

$44

$37

X

X

LEVEL 1 Classes at Ellis SAT

A

B

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

B Fee

B Res Fee

104401-07

X

X

Sa

10:20-10:50am

$44

$37

X

X

104401-08

X

X

Sa

11-11:30am

$44

$37

X

X

X

104401-01

104401-04

M/W/F

9:10-9:40am

$44

$37

$40

$33

X

104401-02

104401-05

M/W/F

9:50-10:20am

$44

$37

$40

$33

X

104401-03

104401-06

M/W/F

10:30-11am

$44

$37

$40

$33

LEVEL 2

Classes at Ellis

SAT

A

B

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

B Fee

B Res Fee

104402-05

X

X

Sa

10:15-10:55am

$49

$42

X

X

104402-06

X

X

Sa

11-11:40am

$49

$42

X

X

X

104402-01

104402-03

M/W/F

9:30-10:10am

$49

$42

$45

$38

X

104402-02

104402-04

M/W/F

10:15-10:55am

$49

$42

$45

$38

LEVEL 3 Classes at Ellis SAT

A

B

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

B Fee

B Res Fee

104403-05

X

X

Sa

10:15-10:55am

$49

$42

X

X

104403-06

X

X

Sa

11-11:40am

$49

$42

X

X

X

104403-01

104403-03

M/W/F

9:30-10:10am

$49

$42

$45

$38

X

104403-02

104403-04

M/W/F

10:15-10:55am

$49

$42

$45

$38

LEVEL 4 Classes at Ellis SAT

A

B

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

B Fee

B Res Fee

104404-03

X

X

Sa

10:15-10:55am

$49

$42

X

X

X

104404-01

104404-02

M/W/F

9:30-10:10am

$49

$42

$45

$38

LEVEL 5 Classes at Ellis SAT

A

B

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

B Fee

B Res Fee

104405-03

X

X

Sa

11-11:40am

$49

$42

X

X

X

104405-01

104405-02

M/W/F

10:15-10:55am

$49

$42

$45

$38

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Session Dates:

“AA” 6/13-6/24 (2 weeks) “CC” 7/11-7/22 (2 weeks)

“BB” 6/27-7/8 (2 weeks-No class 7/4) “DD” 7/25-8/5 (2 weeks)

PUDDLE JUMPERS

Classes at Cherry Hill

AA

BB

CC

DD

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

BB Fee

BB Res Fee

104708-01

104708-05

104708-09

104708-13

M-F

10:20-10:50am

$47

$40

$43

$36

104708-02

104708-06

104708-10

104708-14

M-F

11-11:30am

$47

$40

$43

$36

104708-03

104708-07

104708-11

104708-15

M/W/F

5:10-5:40pm

$44

$37

$38

$31

104708-04

104708-08

104708-12

104708-16

M/W/F

5:45-6:15pm

$44

$37

$38

$31

LEVEL 1 Classes at Cherry Hill AA

BB

CC

DD

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

BB Fee

BB Res Fee

104701-01

104701-06

104701-11

104701-16

M-F

9:40-10:10am

$47

$40

$43

$36

104701-02

104701-07

104701-12

104701-17

M-F

10:20-10:50am

$47

$40

$43

$36

104701-03

104701-08

104701-13

104701-18

M-F

11-11:30am

$47

$40

$43

$36

104701-04

104701-09

104701-14

104701-19

M/W/F

5:10-5:40pm

$44

$37

$38

$31

104701-05

104701-10

104701-15

104701-20

M/W/F

5:45-6:15pm

$44

$37

$38

$31

Times

Fee

Res Fee

BB Fee

BB Res Fee

LEVEL 2

SWIMMING

Cherry Hill Swim Lessons

Classes at Cherry Hill

AA

BB

CC

DD

Days

104702-01

104702-05

104702-09

104702-13

M-F

9:30-10:10am

$52

$45

$48

$41

104702-02

104702-06

104702-10

104702-14

M-F

10:15-10:55am

$52

$45

$48

$41

104702-03

104702-07

104702-11

104702-15

M-F

11-11:40am

$52

$45

$48

$41

104702-04

104702-08

104702-12

104702-16

M/W/F

5:30-6:10pm

$49

$42

$42

$35

LEVEL 3 Classes at Cherry Hill AA

BB

CC

DD

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

BB Fee

BB Res Fee

104703-01

104703-05

104703-09

104703-13

M-F

9:30-10:10am

$52

$45

$48

$41

104703-02

104703-06

104703-10

104703-14

M-F

10:15-10:55am

$52

$45

$48

$41

104703-03

104703-07

104703-11

104703-15

M-F

11-11:40am

$52

$45

$48

$41

104703-04

104703-08

104703-12

104703-16

M/W/F

5:30-6:10pm

$49

$42

$42

$35

AA

BB

CC

DD

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

BB Fee

BB Res Fee

104704-01

104704-05

104704-09

104704-13

M-F

9:30-10:10am

$52

$45

$48

$41

104704-02

104704-06

104704-10

104704-14

M-F

10:15-10:55am

$52

$45

$48

$41

104704-03

104704-07

104704-11

104704-15

M-F

11-11:40am

$52

$45

$48

$41

104704-04

104704-08

104704-12

104704-16

M/W/F

5:30-6:10pm

$49

$42

$42

$35

LEVEL 5 Classes at Cherry Hill AA

BB

CC

DD

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

BB Fee

BB Res Fee

104705-01

104705-04

104705-07

104705-10

M-F

9:30-10:10am

$52

$45

$48

$41

104705-02

104705-05

104705-08

104705-11

M-F

10:15-10:55am

$52

$45

$48

$41

104705-03

104705-06

104705-09

104705-12

M/W/F

5:30-6:10pm

$49

$42

$42

$35

Continued on page 66

PLAY!

LEVEL 4 Classes at Cherry Hill

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SWIMMING

Cherry Hill Swim Lessons Session Dates:

“AA” 6/13-6/24 (2 weeks) “CC” 7/11-7/22 (2 weeks)

“BB” 6/27-7/8 (2 weeks-No class 7/4) “DD” 7/25-8/5 (2 weeks)

LEVEL 6 - FITNESS SWIMMER Classes at Cherry Hill AA

BB

CC

DD

Days

Times

Fee

Res. Fee

BB Fee

BB Res Fee

104706-01

X

104706-05

X

M-F

11-11:40am

$52

$45

$48

$41

104706-02

104706-04

104706-06

104706-08

M/W/F

5:30-6:10pm

$49

$42

$42

$35

LEVEL 6 - FUNDAMENTALS OF DIVING Classes at Cherry Hill AA

BB

CC

DD

Days

Times

Fee

Res. Fee

BB Fee

BB Res Fee

X

104706-03

X

104706-07

M-F

11-11:40am

$52

$45

$48

$41

Jones Swim Lessons Session Dates:

“AA” 6/13-6/24 (2 weeks) “CC” 7/11-7/22 (2 weeks)

LEVEL 1

“BB” 6/27-7/8 (2 weeks-No class 7/4) “DD” 7/25-8/5 (2 weeks)

Classes at Jones

AA

BB

CC

DD

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

BB Fee

BB Res Fee

104501-01

104501-04

104501-07

104501-10

M-F

10:20-10:50am

$47

$40

$43

$36

104501-02

104501-05

104501-08

104501-11

M-F

11-11:30am

$47

$40

$43

$36

104501-03

104501-06

104501-09

104501-12

M/W/F

5:30-6pm

$44

$37

$38

$31

LEVEL 2

Classes at Jones

AA

BB

CC

DD

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

BB Fee

BB Res Fee

104502-01

104502-04

104502-07

104502-10

M-F

10:15-10:55am

$52

$45

$48

$41

104502-02

104502-05

104502-08

104502-11

M-F

11-11:40am

$52

$45

$48

$41

104502-03

104502-06

104502-09

104502-12

M/W/F

5:30-6:10pm

$49

$42

$42

$35

LEVEL 3 Classes at Jones AA

BB

CC

DD

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

BB Fee

BB Res Fee

104503-01

104503-04

104503-07

104503-10

M-F

10:15-10:55am

$52

$45

$48

$41

104503-02

104503-05

104503-08

104503-11

M-F

11-11:40am

$52

$45

$48

$41

104503-03

104503-06

104503-09

104503-12

M/W/F

5:30-6:10pm

$49

$42

$42

$35

LEVEL 4 Classes at Jones AA

BB

CC

DD

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

BB Fee

BB Res Fee

104504-01

104504-03

104504-05

104504-07

M-F

10:15-10:55am

$52

$45

$48

$41

104504-02

104504-04

104504-06

104504-08

M/W/F

5:30-6:10pm

$49

$42

$42

$35

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

BB Fee

BB Res Fee

LEVEL 5 Classes at Jones AA

BB

CC

DD

104505-01

104505-03

104505-05

104505-07

M-F

11-11:40am

$52

$45

$48

$41

104505-02

104505-04

104505-06

104505-08

M/W/F

5:30-6:10pm

$49

$42

$42

$35

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Session Dates:

“A” 6/6-6/24 (3 weeks) PUDDLE JUMPERS

“B” 6/27-7/15 (3 weeks-No class 7/4)

“C” 7/18-8/5 (3 weeks)

Classes at Noelridge

A

B

C

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

B Fee

B Res Fee

104608-01

104608-05

104608-09

M/W/F

10:20-10:50am

$44

$37

$40

$33

104608-02

104608-06

104608-10

M/W/F

11-11:30am

$44

$37

$40

$33

104608-03

104608-07

104608-11

Tu/Th

5:10-5:40pm

$44

$37

$44

$37

104608-04

104608-08

104608-12

Tu/Th

5:45-6:15pm

$44

$37

$44

$37

Times

Fee

Res Fee

B Fee

B Res Fee

Classes at Noelridge

A

B

C

Days

104601-01

104601-07

104601-13

M/W/F

9-9:30am

$44

$37

$40

$33

104601-02

104601-08

104601-14

M/W/F

9:40-10:10am

$44

$37

$40

$33

104601-03

104601-09

104601-15

M/W/F

10:20-10:50am

$44

$37

$40

$33

104601-04

104601-10

104601-16

M/W/F

11-11:30am

$44

$37

$40

$33

104601-05

104601-11

104601-17

Tu/Th

5:10-5:40pm

$44

$37

$44

$37

104601-06

104601-12

104601-18

Tu/Th

5:45-6:15pm

$44

$37

$44

$37

LEVEL 2

Classes at Noelridge

A

B

C

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

B Fee

B Res Fee

104602-01

104602-06

104602-11

M/W/F

8:45-9:25am

$49

$42

$45

$38

104602-02

104602-07

104602-12

M/W/F

9:30-10:10am

$49

$42

$45

$38

104602-03

104602-08

104602-13

M/W/F

10:15-10:55am

$49

$42

$45

$38

104602-04

104602-09

104602-14

M/W/F

11-11:40am

$49

$42

$45

$38

104602-05

104602-10

104602-15

Tu/Th

5:30-6:10pm

$49

$42

$49

$42

LEVEL 3

Classes at Noelridge

A

B

C

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

B Fee

B Res Fee

104603-01

104603-06

104603-11

M/W/F

8:45-9:25am

$49

$42

$45

$38

104603-02

104603-07

104603-12

M/W/F

9:30-10:10am

$49

$42

$45

$38

104603-03

104603-08

104603-13

M/W/F

10:15-10:55am

$49

$42

$45

$38

104603-04

104603-09

104603-14

M/W/F

11-11:40am

$49

$42

$45

$38

104603-05

104603-10

104603-15

Tu/Th

5:30-6:10pm

$49

$42

$49

$42

LEVEL 4

Classes at Noelridge

A

B

C

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

B Fee

B Res Fee

104604-01

104604-06

104604-11

M/W/F

8:45-9:25am

$49

$42

$45

$38

104604-02

104604-07

104604-12

M/W/F

9:30-10:10am

$49

$42

$45

$38

104604-03

104604-08

104604-13

M/W/F

10:15-10:55am

$49

$42

$45

$38

104604-04

104604-09

104604-14

M/W/F

11-11:40am

$49

$42

$45

$38

104604-05

104604-10

104604-15

Tu/Th

5:30-6:10pm

$49

$42

$49

$42

Continued on page 68

PLAY!

LEVEL 1

SWIMMING

Noelridge Swim Lessons

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SWIMMING

Noelridge Swim Lessons Session Dates:

“A” 6/6-6/24 (3 weeks )

“C” 7/18-8/5 (3 weeks)

LEVEL 5 Classes at Noelridge A

B

C

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

B Fee

B Res Fee

104605-01

104605-06

104605-11

M/W/F

8:45-9:25am

$49

$42

$45

$38

104605-02

104605-07

104605-12

M/W/F

9:30-10:10am

$49

$42

$45

$38

104605-03

104605-08

104605-13

M/W/F

10:15-10:55am

$49

$42

$45

$38

104605-04

104605-09

104605-14

M/W/F

11-11:40am

$49

$42

$45

$38

104605-05

104605-10

104605-15

Tu/Th

5:30-6:10pm

$49

$42

$49

$42

LEVEL 6 - FITNESS SWIMMER

Classes at Noelridge

A

B

C

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

B Fee

B Res Fee

104606-02

104606-06

104606-10

M/W/F

9:30-10:10am

$49

$42

$45

$38

104606-03

104606-07

104606-11

M/W/F

10:15-10:55am

$49

$42

$45

$38

104606-04

104606-08

104606-12

M/W/F

11-11:40am

$49

$42

$45

$38

LEVEL 6 - FUNDAMENTALS OF DIVING

Classes at Noelridge

A

B

C

Days

Times

Fee

Res Fee

B Fee

B Res Fee

104606-01

104606-05

104606-09

M/W/F

8:45-9:25am

$49

$42

$45

$38

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“B” 6/27-7/15 (3 weeks-No class 7/4)

NORTHWEST RECREATION CENTER

1340 11th Street Northwest www.CRREC.org | Phone: 286-5731


Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation manages 96 parks and trails on 4,171 acres of land. In addition to urban parks of all sizes, there are many acres reserved for park expansion and flood control. Use our online Parks Finder to locate a park and view its amenities at http://bit.ly/crparks.

Splash pads are ready to keep kids cool from May 21 through September 4, 2016. They are located at Cedar Valley, Cleveland, Daniels, Hayes, Hidder, Jacolyn, Noelridge, Redmond, Time Check and Twin Pines Parks.

Trails Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation maintains a variety of hard surface and crushed limestone recreational trails. If you make a complete tour of all the park trails, you will travel over 24 miles. Visit LinnCountyTrails.org for trail maps.

Noelridge Greenhouse *NEW* TOURS

Greenhouse tours are available for all ages Monday-Friday, 7:303pm. Noelridge Volunteers will lead tours of the greenhouse and gardens with an emphasis on how to attract pollinators to your garden. Live caterpillars and butterflies will be available to view July-September. Please call (319) 286-5762 in advance to schedule a tour. Admission is free.

Registration Information: Page 71

Off-Leash Dog Parks The City operates two off-leash parks. Cheyenne Off-Leash Dog Park is located on Cedar Bend Lane SW, off Old River Road and K9 Acres is located in Squaw Creek Park at 5200 Golf Course Road, Marion. Permits are required to use these facilities. Season passes may be purchased at: Parks & Recreation Dept. City Services Center (CSC) 500 15th Avenue SW Weekdays, 7:30am-4:30pm (319) 286-5566 - or Ambroz Recreation Center 2000 Mount Vernon Road SE Weekdays, 8am-5pm (319) 286-5731 Proof of rabies vaccination from a vet is required and must be presented in order to purchase a permit. Discounts are available. See k9cola.org for details. Daily Passes (for those who want to try the park or are just in the area for a short time) may be purchased at the park just inside the entry gate. Fill out an envelope, put the $6 fee inside, and deposit the envelope in the slot of the green honor box.

Facility Rentals POOLS & POOL SHELTERS

See page 54 for information. USHERS FERRY HISTORIC VILLAGE/ USHERS FERRY LODGE

The Ushers Ferry Lodge as well as the gazebo, houses and grounds at Ushers Ferry Historic Village are available for rental. Call (319) 286-5699 or go to UFHV.com for more information. WEDDING RENTALS

• Ellis Shakespeare Garden • Noelridge Flower Gardens • Ushers Ferry Historic Village • Ushers Ferry Lodge For more information about renting the above facilities, call (319) 286-5699 or go to UFHV.com.

Park Pavilion Rental Rent one of 24 pavilions in the City parks at any time up to one year in advance of the intended use date. The first date for pavilion rental in the spring is April 16, 2016. They are rented for two use periods: 9am-3pm and 4-10pm. Sizes range from 7-30 tables. Rates vary based on pavilion size. Call (319) 286-5731, Monday through Friday, between 8am5pm for more information. See pavilions and their features at CRREC.org.

PLAY!

Splash Pads

PARKS/SERVICES

YOUR PARKS

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PARKS/SERVICES

Amusement Park Tickets

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation supports regional amusement and water parks by selling tickets at discounted rates. Purchase them at the Ambroz Center, 2000 Mount Vernon Road SE, weekdays from 8am-5pm. Non-refundable.

Discounted Price

Gate Price

Noah’s Ark Wisconsin Dells, WI Regular Ticket 2 yrs. and younger

$26.50 $41.50 Free Free

Six Flags Gurnee, IL Adult 1 Day Ticket 2 yrs. and younger

$46 Free

$69 Free

$45.40 Free

$63 Free

Six Flags St. Louis, MO Adult 1 Day Ticket 2 yrs. and younger

Lost Island Water Park Waterloo, IA Regular Ticket 3 yrs. and younger

• Payment must be received to register for a program. • The Department reserves the right to cancel or consolidate classes based on registration. A full refund is issued for all cancelled classes. Minimum and maximum class sizes are utilized. • Waiting lists are established when classes are full. Additional classes may be offered if the minimum enrollment is reached and facility space is available. • Fees will not be prorated. • Registration is required prior to the start of class, unless noted. • A youth waiver is required for every participant under age 17. • A $4 nonrefundable handling charge will be deducted from the refund of each class when an enrollee withdraws prior to the first day of class. Once the first day of class arrives, refunds are not issued unless the class or program is cancelled by Parks & Recreation. Swimming exception: See page 59. • If your child turns the minimum age required within 30 days of the start of the program, they may register for that program unless noted otherwise. • Web registration is available up to the day prior to the start of the class or session or the registration deadline date.

$24 $26.75 Free Free

Valley Fair Shakopee, MN

Regular Ticket $34.25 $55.65 (Ages 3-61 and 48” and taller) 2 yrs. and younger Free Free

Facility Hours and Phone Numbers Ambroz Center................286-5731 Weekdays: 8am-5pm Bender Pool.....................286-5790 During programmed hours City Services Center........286-5566 Weekdays: 7:30am-4:30pm Golf Operations...............286-5588 Weekdays: 7am-4pm Park Operations..............286-5760 Weekdays: 7am-4pm Pavilion Rental.................286-5731 Weekdays: 8am-5pm

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HOW-TO-READ OUR COURSE INFORMATION Course Title Ages Course Description Day(s) Course Meets Program Number

*NEW* WILDCAT DEN (9-13 yrs.)

Kick off your summer vacation with a trip to Iowa’s Wildcat Den State Park. Find hidden canyons and waterfalls, climb the bluffs and tour the Pine Creek Grist Mill. Pack a sack lunch and bring some pocket money for ice cream on the way home.

Time Course Meets

#114208-01 W 6/22 8am-5pm $45 (R $38) Depart/Return: Ambroz

Non-resident Course Fee Abbreviations: M=Monday F=Friday

Resident Course Fees

Date(s) Course Meets Month/Day

Course Location

Tu=Tuesday W=Wednesday Sa=Saturday Su=Sunday

Th=Thursday

R = Resident Fee (zip code with the first three numbers 524 required for this discount.)

Ushers Ferry....................286-5763 During programmed hours www.CRREC.org | Phone: 286-5731


GO ONLINE - Our improved process is convenient and easy! Log on to CRREC.org. Click the “Register Online” button in the right hand column. Log on and follow the directions provided. The first time you use the system your user name is your household I.D. number and your password is the primary adult’s last name (up to twelve characters, not case sensitive). Online registration is processed 24 hours a day with credit card payment up to the day prior to the start of the class or session or the registration deadline date.

Financial Assistance Program A discount is available for those who qualify on recreational programs and swim passes. Please call (319) 286-5731 for more information on guidelines and the qualification process. Resident Those who reside in a zip code with 524 as the first three numbers receive a discount for programs and swim passes.

CALL US

Weekdays from 8am-5pm Call 286-5731. Your registration will be processed by a customer service representative while you wait. Credit card payment only. WALK IN

T-SHIRT SIZES

REGISTRATION

I want to register; now what do I do?

DISCOUNTS

Stop by one of our two locations below. Cash, check, Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation gift certificates and credit cards accepted.

Youth Sizes: YXS = 2-4 YS = 6-8 YM = 10-12 YL = 14-16 Adult Sizes: S, M, L

MAIL IN Use the form below and mail it to us with your check or money order at:

Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Ambroz Recreation Center City Services Center (CSC) 2000 Mount Vernon Road SE [or] 500 15th Avenue SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Please Print Adult Name:

Last

First

Address

City

State

Initial

Zip Code

Phone Numbers: Home Work Cell Choice First

Prog. #

Program Name

Day/Time

Registrant’s First, Last Name

M/F

DOB*

Shirt Size

Fee

Second First Second First Second

Program Fee

PAYMENT ENCLOSED (Check or money order only. Make payable to: City of Cedar Rapids)

Can we email your receipt? If yes please list address:

YOUTH WAIVER AND PHOTO/VIDEO PERMISSION (One form per participant for youth programs only.) Participant Name Phone

Address

Age

Date of Birth

SIGNATURE OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN: I hereby authorize my son/daughter to register to participate in the above stated program(s) sponsored by the City of Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department. I understand that this (these) program(s), like most programs similar in nature, has (have) some degree of inherent risk involved. Furthermore, my son/daughter is in good physical condition appropriate to participate in the stated activity(ies) AND I UNDERSTAND THAT THE PARTICIPANTS MUST ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBIITY FOR BODILY INJURY INCURRED WHILE TAKING PART IN THE ACTIVITY(IES). NO ACCIDENT INSURANCE IS PROVIDED THROUGH THE CITY OF CEDAR RAPIDS. I grant the Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department permission to use pictures or videos taken of my child during participation in programs. I waive my right to inspection or compensation.

SIGNATURE DATE

Registration Information: Page 71

PLAY!

*Date of Birth Total

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Our CR - March 2016  

The March 2016 issue of Our CR magazine and Parks and Recreation's PLAY! guide.

Our CR - March 2016  

The March 2016 issue of Our CR magazine and Parks and Recreation's PLAY! guide.

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