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2013 SUMMER GUIDE


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HOW TO REGISTER...

HIGHLANDS PARK SPLASH PAD

We have made it very easy for you to register for any programs you may find of interest in this summer guide. You may download a registration form from our website or we can mail you one. You must preregister for any program unless otherwise noted.

Information The Splash Pad is open May 6 - Mid September. A splash pad is an area for water play that has no standing water. This is said to eliminate the need for lifeguards or other supervision, as there is practically no risk of drowning. There are ground nozzles, dumping buckets, mushroom showers and tree showers.

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Call us at 651.458.3400 Fax a registration form to 651.458.3444 Stop by the office located in the CG Ice Arena Register on-line at www.cottage-grove.org Mail - 8020 80th St. So., Cottage Grove, MN

ARBOR DAY Did you know that trees are the longest living organism on Earth? Bring your shovels and work gloves for a morning of planting trees to strengthen our park system. Meet at the Pinetree Valley Park building for instructions, tools if you need them, activities for the kids, or a beverage. All CG residents are encouraged to remove buckthorn on their property. You must call in advance for pick on April 29. Additional crew may be sent to North Ideal and Nina’s Park when work is complete at Pinetree Valley Park. No pre-registration required and all ages are welcome. Activities…  Coloring Contest  Build a Bird House  Plant Trees  Clear Under Brush  Buckthorn Removal  Water & Mulch New Trees  Plant “2 signature” trees  1 Free Pine Seedling per Child Date ............ April 27 Time ............. 9:00-11:00am Park ............. Pinetree Valley

Building Rental: Summer parties just got better with the addition of a Splash Pad! Rental times are 11-3pm or 4-8pm; seven days a week for only $66. You may add 1011am or 8-9pm for an additional $15. The bathrooms are not exclusive use for the rental. They are open to the general public; even when they building is rented for a private party. The Highlands Park building has two 8’ tables and four 8’ benches and access to a standard power source. There are no other amenities in the rented space. The Splash Pad is open to the public, but rentals will have exclusive use to the building for your guests.

RENTING PARK BUILDINGS, PAVILIONS & FIELDS Premium parks are reserved fast, especially in the summer, so make your plans soon. The cost for residents to reserve a pavilion/shelter is only $9/hr cost to reserve a building is only $12 per hour. There are a number of facilities which have pavilions/ shelters, buildings, or both that are available for rent. There are also ball fields and outdoor courts available, so keep that in mind when you are planning your summer picnics, family reunions, or graduation parties. Check out our website for more information,

ADOPT-A-PARK The City of Cottage Grove would like to thank all its volunteers in the Adopt-A-Park program for all of the time they have spent cleaning and making improvements to our communities parks. Taking ownership in a city park shows citizens and visitors a sense of pride from our community.

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The City is currently searching for individuals or local organizations to participate in this program to keep our parks clean. It is open to families, neighborhoods, companies, churches, student groups, and/or any other organized group looking for community service opportunities. If you have any questions or would like to register to adopt a park please stop by the Recreation Department offices.


LITTLE SKITTLES

SPORTS SAMPLER

Our summer program encourages independence, learning, friendships and creativeness through games, songs, crafts, story time, and outdoor physical activity.

The focus of this class will be the importance of staying active, taking turns, socializing with others, following directions, and having fun.

Each class we spend time outside and create possible messy crafts; please dress accordingly. All participants must be able to use the bathroom with minimal assistance.

Class will take place inside the park building if the weather is not suitable to be outside. Parents are required to stay and encouraged to participate. The maximum class size is 15; minimum of two staff.

After stretching and warming up our bodies, we will practice sports such as basketball, soccer, tennis, kickball, floor hockey, or lacrosse. All of the equipment will be provided.

Parents are required to sign their child in and out each day. The maximum class size is 14; minimum of two staff. Class will take place rain or shine inside Pine Tree Valley Park. Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays for eight weeks. Sign up for as many classes that fit in your summer schedule. Each session will be unique. Ages ............ 3-5 Time ............. 9:00-11:30am Park ............. Pine Tree Valley Cost ............. $18/Session S1 ................ June 10 & 12 S2 ................ June 17 & 19 S3 ................ June 24 & 26 S4 ................ July 15 & 17

S5 ................. July 22 & 24 S6 ................. July 29 & 31 S7 ................. Aug 5 & 7 S8 ................. Aug 12 & 14

If signing up two children of different ages; feel free to put them together in the class that would fit them best. Minors .......... 3-4 year olds Majors ......... 5-6 year olds Park ............. Peter Thompson Cost .............. $20 Minors S1 ......... 10:00-10:45am ....... June 13, 20, 27; July 11 S2 ......... 6:00-6:45pm ............ June 13, 20, 27; July 11 S3 ......... 10:00-10:45am ....... July 18, 25; August 1 , 8 S4 ......... 6:00-6:45pm ............ July 18, 25; August 1 , 8 Majors S5 ......... 11:00-11:45am ....... June 13, 20, 27; July 11 S6 ......... 7:00-7:45pm ............ June 13, 20, 27; July 11 S7 ......... 11:00-11:45am ....... July 18, 25; August 1 , 8 S8 ......... 7:00-7:45pm ............ July 18, 25; August 1 , 8

FALL TOT SPOT Let our Friday program compliment your child’s other activities during the week. Our program, held at Pinetree Valley Park, is not your typical program - we could spend a morning with magnifying glasses turning over rocks, playing tag on the playground, or drawing with frozen paint. The sky’s the limit with this class. It is a great opportunity for your child to have FUN with others their age while being independent, creative, learning and being outside. Each week’s games, songs, crafts, story time, and projects will be theme based. We will be spending time outside if weather permits and creating messy crafts or experiments; please dress accordingly. Participants must bring their own lunch and beverages with each day. This is a drop-off program well qualified staff from the Recreation Department will be on-site coordinating this program. Ages ............ 3-5 Days ............ Fridays Dates ........... Sept 20, 27; Oct 4, 11, 25; Nov 1, 15, 22; Dec 6, & 13 Time ............. 10:00-1:30pm Park ............. Pine Tree Valley Cost ............. $140


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SUMMER SUPERVISED PLAYGROUNDS - Come Play Outside With Us! -

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Are you looking for a safe place for your children to play outside this summer? Try participating in a program at your local Cottage Grove park. Each week will consist of an assortment of arts and crafts, water activities, large and small group games, free play, special events, and new friendships! Each park site has two staff that are

General Information: Parents or guardians must sign in and out each day the participant is registered. Youth may sign themselves in and out if they choose to bike or walk to the program. All youth must be able to use the restroom on their own. We anticipate each youth will have a great summer with the Cottage Grove Recreation Department, however, if there are continuing discipline problems you will be notified immediately. Please contact us in advance to discuss any defining characteristics of your child so that we may serve them better. This program may not be suitable for youth which thrive from a routine schedule, or frequently have behavioral problems. Please consider this when registering for a park program. What to Bring: Your child should dress appropriately for weather conditions and activities being held during that day (arts and crafts, water running, jumping, and playing at the playground). This includes wearing sunscreen and tennis shoes. Participants should bring a swimsuit and towel on Wednesdays. What Not to Bring: It is our hope that your child has a terrific summer and we have activities planned to keep them busy and having fun. We understand that a part of their “fun” is electronic hand held video games and cell phones. However, they are very distracting to other potential activities and hard to supervise. If you require your child to have a cell phone, they must keep it in the office or in their bag during the day. Electronic hand held video games will ONLY be allowed on Thursdays before lunch. Only games with an “entertainment software rating” of Everyone 10+ or lower should be sent to the park. Weather: Should weather prevent us from holding activities as scheduled, a modified version of our activities will take place in the building. If severe weather comes through the area, the building and restrooms will serve as our

shelter. This program will not be cancelled due to hot weather; however we adapt all activities. Lunch/Snacks: We will set aside time throughout the day for snacks and lunch. Youth must bring their own lunch, snacks, beverages, and utensils. There is a refrigerator, microwave, and water fountain for use. On occasion, snacks/treats will be provided. Please notify the Park Leaders of any dietary restrictions or health-related concerns. Avoid sending food that contains peanut butter or nuts due to allergies - this includes sunflower seeds. We also strongly encourage each child to bring their own water bottle each day. If your child does not come with a lunch, we will attempt to contact you to bring one; otherwise we will provide one and a $5 lunch fee will be applied to your account. Information: Participants may register by day ($18) or by week ($70). A Supervised Playground Registration Form must be completed for each participant. Payment is due at the time of registration or registrar must agree to weekly auto-pay for the fees due that week. Registration and payment will not be accepted at the park; all payments/changes must be made through the office. All registration changes must be done by noon the preceding Thursday; there will be no refunds given after 12:00pm. Registrations are on a first come first serve basis however registration is limited to 25 participants per site, per day. This program may qualify as a dependent care expense if it is used as daycare. Please see page 6 for similar programs offered the last two weeks of summer: Adventure Camp and Summer Slam. Ages .................... 5-12 Time .................... 7:30-4:30pm Parks Hearthside, Peter Thompson, and Woodridge Dates .................. June 10-August 16 Cost ..................... $70/week or $18/day


SPLASH PAD SPECIAL EVENTS Your Fridays just became more fun. Besides cooling off in the Splash Pad why not have even more fun and join Recreation staff doing activities. All events are free unless a price is listed. No registration necessary - staff will be setting up near the building. Time ............. 11:00am Park ............. Highlands  June 14 - Coloring Contest

prizes by age category; supplies provided  June 21 - Movie Night see the back cover  June 28 - Tie Dye bring any white or light colored item to dye; all other supplies will be provided - $.50 per item  July 12 - Bingo $1 per bingo card and play as many games as you like; candy prizes  July 19 - Chalk the Walk bring your creative side and color the park sidewalk; supplies provided  July 26 - Treasure Hunt groups can follow the treasure map leading them to a pot of gold  August 2 - Movie Night see the back cover August 9 - Book Trade Bring old books, new books, any books and trade them in, up, or out for something new  August 16 - Bike Parade Bring your bike, trike, scooter - anything with wheels to decorate for the parade; decorations

OPEN PLAYGROUNDS If your child wants to be involved in the Summer Playground Programs, but you don’t need all day supervision, Open Playgrounds might be the right for you. Both playground programs follow the same schedule and weekly themes, however, no preregistration is required and youth may come and go as they like. Please remember that our staff are not accountable for the youth if they choose to leave the park. We do not offer receipts for Open Playgrounds. Times ........... 9:00am-noon or 1:00-4:00pm Park ............. Hearthside, Peter Thompson and Woodridge Cost ............. $5 per session

PARTY IN THE PARK Recreation Staff will be hosting an all-day party at Hamlet Park. There is no fee to participate! Bring your lunch and come for the whole day, or stop in when you can for some fun. There will be games, relays, obstacle challenges, and much more. Youth who participate in our Supervised Playground Program will be bused to Hamlet Park for the day with their staff. There will be concession treats and beverages available to purchase in the afternoon for $.75 each. Ages............. 5-12 Date ............. June 18 Time ............. 10:00-3:00pm Park ............. Hamlet

CASCADE BAY WATER PARK TRIP Join us as we take a trip to Cascade Bay Water Park in August. Spend the day enjoying the lazy river, building a sand castle at Sandpiper Beach, wading in the zero depth entry, playing with the sprayer in Ship Wreck Cove, or test your nerves on one of four super chute water slides. Be sure to wear your swimsuit and bring your towel, sunscreen, and lunch/money. All participants must be comfortable in the water. Ages.................... 6-15 Date .................... August 6 Place ................... Cascade Bay Cost ..................... $30 Park .................... Pick-up....... Return Woodridge ....... 10:30am ... 4:15pm Hearthside ......... 10:40am ... 4:05pm Peter Thomp. ..... 10:45am ... 4:00pm

LAKE ELMO TRIP The end of summer is coming up - but that won’t stop us from taking one more trip to the beach! Join us on August 13 as we travel to Lake Elmo Playground and Beach for a day of swimming and fun. All participants should bring their lunch and snacks with for the day. Those participating in Supervised Playgrounds go for free. Ages.................... 5-12 Date .................... August 13 Time .................... 10:00-3:00pm Park .................... Lake Elmo Cost ..................... $10


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SAFETY CAMP 19TH ANNUAL

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The Cottage Grove Recreation, Police, and Fire Departments are teaming up to encourage youth safety. During this two day camp, participants will experience and learn about a variety of safety issues including 911, bike safety, water safety, fire prevention, kitchen safety, electrical safety, first aid, and so much more!

ADVENTURE CAMP

Each camper will be placed on one of four different colored teams during Adventure Camp. Along with their team they will be experiencing a variety of exciting outdoor adventures. Adventures include arts and crafts, cooking lunch for the camp, nature skills, game challenges, and much more. Everyday is filled with plenty of new and exciting events. This is a great way to complete your summer fun with the Recreation Department. The cost of the program includes lunches. Bring a white t-shirt the first day of camp to tie-dye your team color. Watch the website in June for this year’s theme. Ages .................... 5-12 Dates ................... August 19-23 Time ..................... 9:30am-3:30pm Park ..................... Woodridge Cost ..................... $70 Extended Hours

The cost of the program includes 26 safety presentations, t-shirt, team colored hat, lunches, snacks, water bottle, and an all-sport helmet A Graduation Ceremony for parents, relatives, and friends of the graduates closes the camp on Wednesday, July 10 at 5:00pm. Please bring your lawn chairs. Ages ............ 8-11 Dates ........... July 9 & 10 Time ............. 7:45am-4:30pm Park ............. Hamlet Cost.............. $50

SUMMER SLAM We are offering one more week of fun filled adventures at Woodridge Park. This is a great park to play on the playground, shoot a game of basketball or a pick-up game of kickball. This program will be run similar to the Supervised Playground Program; it is only offered at one park due to staffing. Participants are required to bring their own lunch/snacks each day. Ages ............ 5-12 Dates ........... August 26-30 Time ............. 7:30am-4:30pm Park ............. Woodridge Cost ............. $70 per week OR $18 per day

HOME ALONE... Are you going to be staying home alone before or after school starting in September? Sign up for our Home Alone class so that you are prepared for everything. We will be covering the mentioned topics and any questions you have. Going Straight Home After School Snacks You Can Make How to Contact an Adult Emergency Phone Numbers Peer Pressure from Friends Answering the Door & Phone Appropriate Computer & Television Use Calling 911 & Basic First Aid

Ages ....................8-12 Date.....................August 29 Time .....................5:30-7:30pm Place....................CG Ice Arena Meeting Room Cost......................$20


FORESTRY CAMP We have a great eight acre space at Woodridge Park to explore and learn about what really grows here. While interacting with our professional forester, participants will learn about the natural growth of trees, what our city does to maintain the space, issues related to sustainable forest products, forest management techniques, awareness of risk and personal safety when exploring, and an understanding of and respect for nature. Be sure to wear tennis shoes and bug spray as we will be in the woods learning and observing. Everyone will leave with a souvenir. No registration necessary - meet under the pavilion. Ages ............ 5-12 Date............. July 16 Time ............. 9:30-11:00am Park ............. Woodridge Cost.............. Free

FISH CAMP Explore underwater habitats, learn about water stewardship, understand the need for regulations, and improve your fishing techniques. You’ll discover who’s who in the underwater world and how you can help take care of them. Participants need to bring their own lunch and beverages. Refrigeration will not be available. The registration fee includes use of equipment, supplies, hand outs, and more. All participants should check in at the picnic shelter. You will not need a park pass to drop-off and pick-up campers in the park. Ages................... 8-11 Time ................... 9:00-3:00pm Park ................... Washington County Ravine Cost .................... $45 Session 1 ........... June 27 & 28 Session 2 ........... August 12 & 13

REGISTER ONLINE CATCH OF THE DAY FISHING AT HIDDEN VALLEY POND ARCHERY CAMP The Recreation Department is proud to offer Archery at our range at Pinetree Pond Park. Basic Archery Camp is a concentrated course covering the basics. It is suitable for those who have never shot a bow or have some previous experience. The camp will cover determining eye dominance, archery safety rules, warm-up exercises, archery tackle sized to archer, proper shooting techniques, grouping, and consistency. All safety gear and equipment will be provided. Archers should wear tennis shoes that may get muddy, snug clothing around the chest and arms, and no jewelry. Ages ................ 9 and older Time ................. 6:00-7:30pm Park ................. Pinetree Pond Cost ................. $75 session Session 1......... June 24-28 Session 2......... August 19-23

The Cottage Grove Recreation Department, MinnAqua, and the DNR have stocked Hidden Valley Pond for another great fishing season. This one-day event, sponsored by all three organizations, is open to anyone interested in fishing or wanting to learn more about fish. We have a limited number of fishing poles available; please bring your own. Bait will be provided. There will also be live fish displays, craft projects, games, and more. No registration necessary. Ages ............ Everyone is welcome Date ............. June 25 Time ............. 1:00-3:00pm & 5:00-7:00pm Place ............ Hidden Valley Pond


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YOUTH TENNIS LESSONS Each session includes four days of instruction and tshirt. The instructor will have racquets and balls available for use during the class. Lessons are structured so that participants can learn the skills, practice the techniques, and have fun! These lessons are a great way to get introduced to the life-long sport of tennis. Minimum of four and maximum of eight per class. Participants may purchase a 23” or 25” Wilson US Open racquet directly from the instructor for $10 on the first night of class. Peewee....... ages 5-8 ...........6:00-6:45pm Junior .......... ages 9-12 ........7:00-7:45pm Park ............. Woodridge Cost ............. $35 Dates S1 ................ June 17-20 S2 ................ July 15-18 S3 ................ July 29-August 1 S4 ................ August 12-15

This summer, 3rd Lair will be hosting a skateboard contest series, dubbed the “Summer Series” at various skate parks in Minnesota - Hamlet Park is one of them. Points will be given to each competitor based on their final standing at each contest. The competitors with the most points at the end of the contest series will be the winner. There will be three overall point winners crowned - beginner, intermediate, and expert. The top three finishers in each contest of each division will receive a ‘Golden Ticket’ to the Minnesota State Fair Championship held on the state fairgrounds. The Minnesota State Fair has become the title sponsor of the Summer Series and will be featured as an official state fair sanctioned competition! This is a great event for all levels of skateboarders and a fun night for the community - complete with a DJ, music, and prizes. Levels...................Beginner, Intermediate, & Expert Date.....................July 26 Time .....................5:30pm Park .....................Hamlet Cost......................FREE - Sponsored by Chipotle

CHEERLEADING CAMP

HAMLET SKATE BOARD PARK 8883 Hamlet Road South (Hamlet Park)

This introductory camp will explore cheerleading in a fun and non-competitive setting, while learning motion/ jump techniques and sideline/performance cheers. The final day participants will perform a cheerleading program for family and friends. All equipment will be provided.

Come and enjoy Cottage Grove's skatepark built by TrueRide Inc. in June of 2004. The Hamlet Skatepark is equipped with an 18 foot wide half-pipe, 12 foot wide quart-pipe, 12 foot wide bank with a planter box, 6 foot wide stairs with a rail going down, 2 foot tall fun box with planters, and a 12 foot grind rail.

All participants should wear shorts, t-shirt, and tennis shoes and bring a bottle of water.

The skatepark is only for skateboarders and in-line skaters, no bikes. The Hamlet Skatepark is a free park for all ages so please be respectful to everyone utilizing this park. Please do not alter ramps and equipment. All ramps have been placed strategically by professional skateboarders. For your protection wear helmets, knee and elbow pads, gloves, and proper shoes, no sandals. Call the Recreation Department at 651-4583400 if repairs are needed or if you have questions

Dates ........... August 5-9 Park ............. Peter Thompson Cost ............. $60

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SUMMER SERIES CUMULATIVE POINT SKATEBOARD COMPETITION PRESENTED BY 3RD LAIR

S1 ................ Ages 6-8............ 12:15-2:15pm S2 ................ Ages 9-11 ......... 2:30-4:30pm


THEATER CAMPS by LOCALLY GROWN THEATRE The mission of Locally Grown Theatre is to plant the seed of theater; to cultivate the inner artist in youth; to nurture the love of theatre arts within the community; to grow artists, of all ages, through experimentation in multiple theatrical forms. We are a community theatre serving the communities of Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park, Newport, Grey Cloud Island, and the surrounding area.

2013 Summer Camps Time ............. 1:00-4:00pm Park ............. Hamlet Cost ............. $80 Storybook Theatre-June 17-21 S1 ................ ages 5-8 S2 ................ ages 9-12 Come join us for adventures in some of your favorite fairy tales and stories. There will be dragons, villains, princesses, heroes, castles, swordfights and more! Students will dramatize familiar tales and learn with their age groups. They will work with make-up, props and costumes to prepare for a joint performance on Friday afternoon. We look forward to many adventures and happily-ever-afters! Superhero Stories-June 24-28 S1 ................ ages 5-8 S2 ................ ages 9-12 It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superhero Stories! Throughout the week, we will read and dramatize exciting and familiar stories from legends and comics each age group will rehearse and work individually on set, make-up and special effects projects. On Friday, we will ‘save the day’ with a joint performance, featuring the projects of the week. To Superhero camp, and beyond! Improv for Students - June 17-21 S1 ................ ages 13-18 L:ike to act? Like to ‘go with the flow’? Or just like to laugh? Share your excitement and enthusiasm with others during our Improv Camp! We’ll look at fast character development, utilizing your surroundings, building a story line from the audience and more. Come prepared to move, learn and build your Improv skills!

WOLFPACK BOYS LACROSSE CAMP Park Wolfpack Lacrosse coaches and players will be offering a four day camp this summer at Hillside Elementary. This is an opportunity to bring your lacrosse skills to the next level and gain many knowledgeable insights of the fundamentals of the game. Coaches will focus on interactive learning situations including stick and shooting drills, basic offensive and defensive sets, scrimmages, games, and fun contests! Participants should wear all necessary gear and bring a water bottle. Cost of the camp includes Camp Jersey. Ages............. 8-12 Dates ........... August 5-8 Time ............. 6:00-7:30pm Place ............ Hillside Elementary Lacrosse Field

REC. WORKS YOUTH VOLUNTEER TRAINING This program is a must for anyone interested in volunteering during Summer Playground Programs. Youth will learn how to work with children, program events, prepare for projects, become knowledgeable of summer programs, participate in cooperative games with summer playground leaders and take part in sexual harassment prevention training. The cost of the program includes supplies, 2013 recreation shirt and lunch. Please bring the park location (Hearthside, Peter Thompson, or Woodridge) and shifts you would like to volunteer this summer to the training. Summer shifts available Monday-Friday:  8:00-11:30am  10:15-1:45pm  1:00-4:30pm Ages............. 12-16 Date ............. June 6 Time ............. 9:00am-1:00pm Place ............ CG Ice Arena


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FALL CARPETBALL LEAGUES

Registration for all Adult Softball Leagues will be filled on a first come, first served basis; however the deadline is April 12.

Get your friends, family, and co-workers together for another fun season of Carpetball at the Lamar Softball Complex. The season will be 8 to 11 games long with a one-night playoff to determine the league champion.

All games begin on the hour; weekdays at 6pm and Sundays at 1pm. League fees cover umpires, softballs, post-season tournament berths, league champion plaques and t-shirts, and field maintenance. Fees and games may be adjusted if less than anticipated teams register. Game Day Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sun. Sun.

League/Team Men’s Bronze Men’s Silver Men’s Gold Men’s Wood Bat Co-Rec Upper Co- Rec Lower

Fee $625 $625 $625 $475 $475 $475

Start Date April 23 April 24 April 25 May 3 May 5 May 5

All games begin on the hour beginning at 6pm. League fees cover softballs, league champion plaques and t-shirts, and field maintenance. Games are played with a “carpet” placed behind home plate and a player from the team at-bat acts as umpire. Teams are allowed two homeruns per game. Game Day Wed. Thurs.

League/Team Men’s Co-Ed

Fee $200 $200

Start Date August 21 August 22

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SOFTBALL LEAGUES

Men’s Bronze-recreation league for newly formed teams who are playing for fun. Men’s Silver-more competitive teams with some experience. Men’s Gold-most competitive league for teams.

Don’t forget to sign-up for the Strawberry Fest Softball Tournament on June 15

BOCCE BALL LEAGUE Looking for an “alternative” adult sports league? Why not get a few friends together and try bocce ball? Teams are made up of four players - any combination of men and women. The season is eight weeks long with playoffs on the last night. The games take place on the bocce ball courts at Lamar Park on Thursday nights, starting at 6:30pm. The Rec. Dept. will provide the balls, which need to be checked out from the concession stand. Champions will receive a gift card to a local business or a trophy. Ages ............ 16 and older Begins ......... June 6 Park ............. Lamar Time ............. 6:30pm Cost ............. $25 per team

ADULT CO-ED KICKBALL LEAGUE The city of Cottage Grove and Woodbury are offering summer kickball league this season. All games will be played at Beilenberg Sports Complex in Woodbury and will be officiated. Rules and additional information will be handed out at the manager’s meeting. All games will be played on Sundays. League champions will receive a gift certificate or trophy. Registration deadline is May 17. Call 651-458-3400 to register. Ages ............ 18+ Begins .......... June 9 Park ............. Beilenberg Sports Complex Cost.............. $175 per team


STRAWBERRY FEST EVENTS by THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT CHALK WALK Looking for a free family event at Strawberry Festival this year? Join us on Friday night for “Chalk Walk” at Kingston Park. We will have marked off 5 foot sections on the sidewalk that leads to Jenner Avenue. Your family or group of friends can sign up for a spot to decorate with the chalk provided. The winning design will receive a gift pack from the Recreation Department.

Don’t miss the 7th Annual Strawberry Fest Race and Walk at Kingston Park. All participants will receive a Strawberry Fest shirt, water, and snacks upon completion. The race will be a tag-timed event and medals will be awarded to the first place male and female. Race times will be posted on-site immediately concluding the race and posted on our website, by age category, the following Monday. Those participating in the walk will not be timed. Date ............ June 15 Park ............. Kingston

SOFTBALL TOURNAMENTS All games will be held at the Lamar Softball Complex and will be using MSF Rules to conduct all games. Each team is guaranteed at least two games. Tournament fees cover umpires and softballs. There will be food and liquor concessions sold during the tournament. Cash prizes for first and second place will be awarded. Register by June 10.

Race ............ $20 on or before June 12 $25 after June 12

Ages ............ 18 and older Date ............ June 15 Park ............. Lamar Softball Complex Cost ............. $140

Walk ........... $15 on or before June 12 $20 after June 12

Men’s Time ............. 8:00am

Time ............. Registration & check-in begin at 7:00am Race begins at 8:00am Walk begins immediately after race

Co-Ed Time ............. 1:00pm

Route ........... Kingston Park - Trailway Corridor Pine Tree Valley Trail - 80th St.

KID’S 1 MILE RUN All participants receive a 2013 Strawberry Fest shirt after completing the race. Time will be kept on a clock. Ages ............ 10 and younger Date ............ June 15 Time ............. Registration & Check-in begin at 9:30am Race begins at 9:45am Route ........... Kingston Park Soccer Fields perimeter Cost ............. $12

MEN’S HOMERUN DERBY You root for your favorite player during the AllStar Game, how about taking a few swings yourself? Participate in the Homerun Derby and show us what you got. Each participant will get 10 pitches to hit as many homeruns as possible. Winner receives a cash prize. Register by 11:30am at Lamar day-of. Participants must be playing in the Men’s or Co-Ed Tournament. Ages ............ 18 Date ............ June 15 Time ............. After 2nd round of men’s games Place ........... Lamar Softball Complex Cost ............. $5

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7TH ANNUAL 5K RACE & WALK

Date .............June 14 Sign-up ........5:45-6:00pm Event ............6:00-7:00pm Place ............Kingston Park Cost ..............Free

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RIVER OAKS GOLF COURSE The 2013 golf season at River Oaks Golf Course is almost here. Check our website for great deals including Ladies Night, On-Line Players Coupons, Weekend Foursome Specials, Bachelor Party Bargains, Golf Tournament Deals, Golf Shop Special and more.

General Public 18 holes weekdays ........................... $30.50 18 holes weekends ............................ $33.00 9 holes weekdays............................. $19.50 9 holes weekends ............................. $19.50 Senior - weekdays before 3pm, weekends after 3pm 18 holes ............................................... $19.45 9 holes.................................................. $14.00

River Oaks Golf Course is a “Golf Digest 4 ½ Star Best Places to Play” award winner. That puts River Oaks Golf Course in the top 15 Best Public Golf Course Facilities in Minnesota.

Junior - weekdays before 3pm, weekends after 3pm 18 holes ............................................... $15.00 9 holes.................................................. $10.00 Memberships Individual - non-restricted ............... $1,175.00 Individual - restricted ........................ $725.00 Senior - non-restricted ...................... $875.00 Senior - weekday only ..................... $675.00 Junior - restricted ............................... $350.00 Couple - non-restricted ..................... $1,610.00 Senior Couple - restricted ................ $1,075.00 Senior Couple - non-restricted ........ $1,310.00

Pace of Play was introduced last season during prime time. On average, pace of play dropped by seven minutes. The same program will be in place this year with the goal of dropping another seven minutes.

Golf Carts 18 holes ............................................... $15.50 18 holes - Senior................................ $10.50 9 holes.................................................. $11.00 9 holes - Senior ................................. $7.00

COTTAGE GROVE RESIDENT DEALS Cottage Grove residents enjoy a free membership at our River Oaks Golf Course. Discounts include $3 off 18 hole rounds and $3 off 9 hole rounds (rounds not already discounted).

DRIVING RANGE Dates and Times May through August ......................... 7:00am-8:30pm September ......................................... 7:30am-7:00pm October .............................................. 8:00am-6:00pm

A 10 percent discount on food and beverages (individual only, not beverage carts) and a 15 percent discount on non-sale merchandise.

Rates Small Bucket ........................................ $4.00 Large Bucket ....................................... $6.50 Jumbo Bucket ...................................... $8.50 Adult Season Membership ............... $199.00 Junior Season Membership .............. $100.00

STARTING TIME PROCEDURES 651-438-2121 x3

General Public Accepted at 6:30am the Tuesday prior for weekdays. Accepted at 6:30am seven days prior for weekends. Members/Patron Card Accepted at 6:30am the Monday prior for weekends. Accepted at 6:30am eight days prior for weekdays.

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2013 RATES

Tee Time Cards Accepted at 1:00pm the Monday prior for weekends.

GOLF LEAGUES      

Tuesday Night Couples Tuesday Men’s Senior Wednesday Morning Men’s Senior Wednesday Evening Ladies Thursday Morning Ladies Thursday Evening Men’s


RIVER OAKS CLUB HOUSE

JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAMS

For an unforgettable event in Cottage Grove’s most beautiful setting, consider River Oaks for your special day. We specialize in making your wedding day carefree. Leave the details to our highly experienced wedding staff and enjoy the most memorable day of your life.

It is our mission to provide golf instruction and affordable golf alternatives in which junior golfers can have fun, learn golf etiquette, rules of golf, and increase their enjoyment in the game of golf. Juniors will learn golf fundamentals including the grip, basic swing, clubs to use when and where, some rules, and fun. The cost is $75 per Junior.

 Wedding ceremonies on our beautiful golf course,

overlooking the 18th hole and the Mississippi River

 Professional event coordinators  Exceptional menu selections  Seating for up to 275 guests in our main banquet

room with vaulted ceilings, ceiling drapery, and natural light  Bridal showers, luncheons, and rehearsal dinners Visit our website to view a calendar for upcoming special.  www.riveroaksweddings.com

Session 1 ......................June 10-14 Ages 10-14 .................8:30-9:30am Ages 7-9 ......................9:45-10:45am Session 2 ......................June 17-21 Ages 10-14 .................8:30-9:30am Ages 7-9 ......................9:45-10:45am

ADULT GROUP LESSONS All levels will learn stance, putting, chipping, woods, irons, rules, and etiquette. Each session is $75 and is from 5:45-6:45pm. Fee includes a complimentary twi-light round of golf.

KIDS PLAY FREE Here’s something you won’t see at other courses. Kids (ages 17 and younger) play free every day after 6:45pm And adults play free after 6:45pm when accompanied by a junior golfer (one junior per adult). Get the kids involved in golf, a game they will enjoy for lifetime.

Session 1: Mondays May 6, 13, 20, 27

Session 2: Thursdays May 9, 16, 23, 30

Session 3: Mondays

Session 4: Thursdays

TWI-LIGHT GOLF Golf as many holes as daylight permits daily after 3:00pm for just $17 to walk or $26 with a cart-per person.

LADIES ONLY GOLF CLINICS All clinics are 75 minutes long and are limited to eight ladies per clinic, with a minimum of three. The cost per clinic is only $10. You pick how many clinics you attend. Bring your clubs or we’ll provide them for you. Each session will cover golf etiquette, rules, and the golf lesson specified.

Monday Saturday Monday Tuesday Saturday Monday Tuesday Saturday Monday Tuesday Monday Tuesday Saturday Monday Tuesday Saturday

April 22 April 27 April 29 May 7 May 11 May 13 May 14 May 18 May 20 May 21 May 27 May 28 June 1 June 3 June 4 June 8

10:00am 9:30am 10:00am 6:30pm 10:00am 10:00am 6:30pm 9:30am 9:30am 6:00pm 10:00am 6:00pm 9:30am 10:00am 6:00pm 6:00pm

Putting Putting Chipping Chipping Chipping Full Swing Full Swing Full Swing Sand Bunker Chipping Short Game Chipping Short Game Chipping Short Game Chipping Short Game Full Swing Irons Full Swing Woods Putting


CG ICE ARNEA • WWW.COTTAGE-GROVE.ORG

SUMMER SKATING LESSONS The Cottage Grove Skating School and its instructors are ISI certified under the direction of Liatra Oss. Lessons are provided for skaters of all ages and abilities. Our Learn -to-Skate program is designed for recreational skating, figure skating, or hockey. Skaters may be shifted to a different class during the first couple of weeks to accommodate their ability. Helmets are required for all skaters ages five and under - bike helmets are okay.   

Monday Evenings - June 17-August 12 Tuesday Afternoons - June 18-August 13 $69

GIRLS HOCKEY CLINIC Back by popular demand is the Cottage Grove Ice Arena’s summer hockey clinic for girls! Coach Dick Tinucci will instruct participants on edgework, tryout drills, shooting, and puck handling. This is a serious clinic designed to encourage participants to skate outside their comfort zone. Participants must come prepared to do a lot of skating. Register early as space is limited to 30 skaters. Ages ............ 8-13 Dates ........... August 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29 Time ............. 2:30-4:00pm Place ........... Cottage Grove Ice Arena Cost ............. $125

Skating Tots: This class is designed for skaters five and under. Skaters play games and sing songs as they develop the skills needed to balance and move across the ice. Learn-to-Skate Level 1: Skaters will learn the proper way to fall and get up, the penguin march, hopping, and how to make A’s & V’s. Learn-to-Skate Level 2: Skaters will learn forward swizzles, two-foot glides, back-ward wiggle, stop and freeze, the “dip,” and the “teapot.” Learn-to-Skate Level 3: Skaters will learn backward swizzles, hockey turns, forward slalom, push off and glide (two feet), and semi-spiral. Learn-to-Skate Level 4: Skaters will learn backward slalom, one-foot glides, 3-step crossovers, backward glides (two feet), and pump circles.

2013 ICE SHOW SHOW STOPPERS & NAME DROPPERS This year’s Annual Ice Show is sure to be a show stopper. Performances will be held Saturday, May 4 at 7:00pm and Sunday, May 5 at 3:00pm. Tickets are $6 for adults ages 18-64 and $4 for students ages 617 and seniors over 65. Children ages 5 and under are free. Each skater will perform a choreographed routine in full costume. Don’t miss this

FIGURE SKATER’S PRACTICE Figure Skater’s Practice is for the dedicated figure skater - Alpha and above. During this time skaters are able to practice figure skating skills, including jumps and spins which are not allowed during Public Skating. The cost is $4 on the South Rink or $8(mornings) $10 (afternoon/evenings) on the North/West Rink. Please call for exact times/days.

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June and July Tuesdays ............ 10:30-12:30pm Wednesdays ..... 6:00-7:30am Thursdays ........... 2:30-4:30pm Fridays ................ 6:00-7:30am

August Tuesdays ............ 10:30-12:30pm Wednesdays..... 6:00-7:30am Thursdays ........... 10:30-12:30pm Fridays ............... 6:00-7:30am


OPEN HOCKEY

ARENA DRY FLOOR EVENTS

The Cottage Grove Ice Arena will have Youth and Adult Open Hockey this summer from April to August. This is a chance to get a bunch of friends together and head over to the Cottage Grove Ice Arena to play pick-up hockey. This is noncompetitive, no check hockey. Helmets are required to skate. Cost is $5 to play. Goalies skate for free. Check the Cottage Grove Ice Arena’s events calendar for dates and times.

The Cottage Grove Ice Arena has dry floor (West Rink) opportunities starting in May through August. The space can be rented for a variety of events including home shows, circuses, weddings, private events, dog shows, corporate events, and much more. To find out availability and prices, please call 651-458-3415.

Several sessions of public skating are offered during the week at the arena. These sessions are a chance for your family to get great exercise, practice your skating skills and have fun. Our spring and summer schedule varies, check out the website for monthly calendars.

ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES The Cottage Grove Ice Arena is the most heavily trafficked spectator facility in Cottage Grove. Get the most marketing value for your dollar now by displaying your message to the hundreds of thousands of patrons at the Cottage Grove Ice Arena! Call 651458-3415 or log on to www.cottage-grove.org for more information and a full brochure with advertising and pricing options.

Come and experience magic acts, trapeze artists, balancing acts, jugglers, clowns, a dog show and much more. Since it’s inception in 1975, Jose Cole Circus has been based out of Minneapolis and continues to be the only locally owned and operated circus in the Upper Midwest. This family and animal friendly circus is sure to be fun for all! Date ............. May 7 Time ............. 7:00pm Place ............ CG Ice Arena Ticket Info: Presale ........ April 1-30 Free.............. Ages 2 and under $7................. Ages 3-12 $9................. Ages 13 and older Gate Prices Free.............. Ages 2 and under $8................. Ages 3-12 $10 .............. Ages 13 and older

SUMMER HOCKEY CAMPS The Cottage Grove Ice Arena has many youth hockey opportunities throughout the summer. There are several camps, clinics, and public sessions that offer both fun and skill development during the off-season. Most programs are scheduled to not conflict with other summer activities. MN Pro Development-Jay Moser jaym@q.com Wolf Pup Hockey-Scott Strand skstrand@usfamily.net East Ridge High School-Doug Long lond@stillwater.k12.mn.us

CG ICE ARENA • WWW.COTTAGE-GROVE.ORG

PUBLIC SKATING

THE JOSE COLE CIRCUS IS COMING TO THE ICE ARENA

BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGES Make your child's next birthday party the “coolest” in town at the Cottage Grove Ice Arena. The party room at the Ice Arena is available year-round and with our available packages, you're sure to find what you need to make your birthday party great. Each party is scheduled around public skating times and comes with the party room for one hour. Private rental of the South Rink is available for an additional $90 per hour. Different packages are available. Visit our website for a complete list of options.

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Cottage Grove Parks & Recreation Department

Movies begin at dusk in the ball field at Highlands Park.

JUNE 21 - DESPICABLE ME in 3D - GLASSES PROVIDED AUGUST 2 - MADAGASCAR 3

Concessions and souvenirs will be available for purchase - these sales will help cover the cost of the movies. There is no charge to watch the movies - this is a FREE community event. Come early and enjoy the Splash Pad before the movie.


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