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Welcome Come out and play Welcome to the 2010-2011 Winter Recreation Activity Brochure designed with you and your family in mind. Inside you will find information about the many recreation programs and park facilities provided for your use and enjoyment. We invite youth and adults to participate in programs offered through the Recreation Department or one of the many area cooperative recreation programs.

Our Promise to You

Philosophy

As our citizens you deserve the best possible service, programs and facilities. The Recreation Department staff strives to provide a quality experience for you and your family. Your input is very important. If you have any comments on recreation programs or park facilities, call the Recreation Department at 763-531-0052.

The Crystal Recreation Department will provide a variety of active and passive leisure time activities and facilities for all residents in the most cost-effective manner. It is the philosophy of the department that no person be deprived from an activity regardless of age, sex, religion or mental, emotional, or physical status or because of inability to pay for a program.

Recreation Department Staff

Office Information Recreation Office Hours

Gene Hackett............................................................Director Marcia Bach........................................ Recreation Supervisor Scott Berggren..................................... Recreation Supervisor Lei-Lani Fischer................................... Recreation Supervisor Jason Minnick.......................................... Facility Supervisor Dan Mueller............................................. Office Coordinator Rhonda LeCuyer................................................. Office Clerk

Monday-Friday..........................................8:00 am-4:30 pm

Telephone Numbers

Recreation Office............................................ 763-531-0052 Recreation Program Information Line................763-531-1074 Recreation Weather Cancellation Line...............763-531-1173 Fax Number................................................... 763-531-0949 Community Center Rentals...............................763-531-1174 Park Maintenance (7:00 am-3:30 pm M-F)........763-531-1158 City Hall..........................................................763-531-1000 MN Hearing Impaired Relay Services.............................. 711 Web Address: www.ci.crystal.mn.us

In this issue 55+ Activities................................................... 14-17 Adult Activities................................................. 12-13 Preschool Activities...............................................6-7 Recreation Resources........................................ 17-18 Registration....................................................... 19-20 Skating and Warming House Information................3 Special Events.......................................................4-5 Teen Activities........................................................12 Youth Activities................................................... 7-11

Register online option at www.crystalconnect.org

Recreation Office Closed Thursday, November 25...................... Thanksgiving Holiday Friday, November 26........................... Thanksgiving Holiday Friday, December 24................................ Christmas Holiday Friday, December 31...............................New Year’s Holiday Monday, January 17................... Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, February 21....................................Presidents’ Day

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Skating and Warming House Information SUPERVISED RINKS WITH WARMING HOUSES

SLEDDING HILL AT LIONS VALLEY PLACE PARK

Outdoor skating rinks are located throughout the City of Crystal and offer general skating and hockey facilities. Skating rinks are scheduled to open Saturday, December 18, 2010, and close on Monday, February 21, 2011, for the season (weather permitting). Call 763-531-1184 for Warming House information. The Recreation Department will maintain and supervise heated warming houses at the following locations: Broadway.......................................................5911 West Broadway Lions Valley Place................................................6822 32nd Ave N Welcome....................................................... 4630 Welcome Ave N

Bring your own sled and enjoy this winter treasure at Lions Valley Park, then warm up in the warming house during scheduled hours. The sledding hill will be lit during the Warming House Season till 10:00 pm. When you use the hill for sledding, you assume full risk and responsibility for determining that the conditions are safe for sledding.

HOCKEY RINK RESERVATIONS INFORMATION

WARMING HOUSE HOURS

Hockey Rinks can be reserved for youth hockey practice for a fee of $15 for the season. Hockey rink reservations can be made MondayFriday for 1-hour time periods with a maximum of 2 practices per week. To make a reservation, contact the Recreation Department at 763-531-0052. Rinks available: Broadway, Lions Valley Place and Welcome.

The warming house facilities may close up to one hour early due to lack of attendance. Shelter buildings and rinks may be closed due to extreme cold or warm weather.

Lions Valley Place Park REGULAR SCHEDULE: Monday-Thursday................................................ 4:30-8:00 pm Friday.................................................................. 4:30-9:00 pm Saturday.............................................................. 1:00-9:00 pm Sunday................................................................ 1:00-6:00 pm

Broadway Park and Welcome Park REGULAR SCHEDULE:

UNSUPERVISED RINKS

At the following locations, rinks will be maintained; however, no warming house facility will be available. These locations have lights from 5:30-9:00 pm that are regulated by a timer. Crystal Highlands................................................3711 Jersey Circle Iron Horse..................................................... 5155 Kentucky Ave N Twin Oak........................................................5116 Wilshire Ave N Locations subject to change.

*Note the parks have lights that are regulated by a timer and will be on every day from 5:30 to 9:00 pm Friday.................................................................. 4:30-8:00 pm Saturday.............................................................. 1:00-8:00 pm Sunday................................................................ 1:00-5:00 pm

WINTER VACATION HOURS (December 18-January 2): Monday-Friday..................................................... 1:00-8:00 pm Saturday/Sunday................................Same as regular schedule

Skating Rink Maintenance

If less than one inch of snow falls, skating rinks will be shoveled off by Warming House attendants. If considerable snow falls on the weekend, rinks will be closed until the next day when park maintenance can clear rinks.

HOLIDAY AND NON-SCHOOL DAY HOURS

for Broadway, Lions Valley Place and Welcome Parks: December 24..................................................................Closed December 25..................................................................Closed December 31..................................................................Closed January 1.......................................................................Closed January 17........................................................... 1:00-8:00 pm January 24........................................................... 1:00-8:00 pm February 21.......................................................... 1:00-8:00 pm

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PATHWAYS

Park Maintenance will attempt to keep the pathways at Bassett Creek Park, 6001 32nd Avenue North, open for walking.



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Special Events WINTERFEST

2010 CRYSTAL SPARKLES HOLIDAY LIGHTING CONTEST

Saturday, December 4 • 10:00 am-Noon Join us for a special morning of music and entertainment. Many fun and exciting activities will be going on inside and outside the Crystal Community Center. All activities are free. Refreshments will be sold. Animals of Walton’s Hollow, Horse Drawn Hayrides, Candy Cane Walk, DJ Music by Kidsdance, Ice Sculpture Carving, Make and Take Crafts, Reindeer, Queen of the Snow and her Magical Show Thank you to Super-Valu and Team McDaniel.

Do you or someone in your neighborhood have an outstanding display of holiday lights? Nominate your favorite outdoor holiday display in the Crystal Sparkles contest, and let the rest of the community know about it! Entries will be judged in one of the following categories: • Single-family residence • Multi-family residence • Commercial business display Nominations must be received by Wednesday, December 8, 2010. Judging will take place December 12. Judges will pay close attention to creativity, artistic design, and visual effect, but not necessarily the size of the display. Winners will be notified by December 13 and recognized at the City Council meeting on December 14, 2010. Nomination forms are available at the Crystal Community Center and the city’s website at http://www.ci.crystal.mn.us. Prizes will be given to the winners in each category. This event is sponsored by the West Metro Fire Department Auxiliary.

SANTA’S MAILBOX

Santa Claus will have a special mailbox at the Crystal Community Center where letters will be delivered directly to the North Pole. Boys and girls can drop off their letters to Santa in the special mailbox December 1 through 10 or mail them to Santa Claus, Crystal Recreation Department, 4800 Douglas Drive N, Crystal, MN 55429. Santa’s helpers will then pick up the letters and deliver them straight to the North Pole. Santa Claus requests that each letter include the full name and address or e-mail address of each sender so Santa and his elves can use their computer to reply to each one.

LITTLE SWEETHEART BALL (Activity 6134)

Little Sweethearts (children 7 and under) invite that special adult in your life to join you for a “love”ly evening of dancing to music provided by PRO Music. Little Debbie Snack Cakes and lemonade will be served. No alternatives will be available. One parent can supervise up to four children. Children under 1 are free. Advance registration deadline is Thursday, February 10. This program is cosponsored with District 281 ECFE. Friday, February 11..................... 7:00-8:30 pm Location: Crystal Community Center Fee: Crystal residents: $2.50/person in advance Non-residents: $3.50/person in advance At the door: $4/person

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Special Events Target Center & Xcel Energy Center Events Get tickets for great events! The cities of Crystal, Brooklyn Center, Golden Valley, New Hope and Robbinsdale are joining together to offer great ticket deals for upcoming events at both the Target Center and the Xcel Energy Center. This is for children and adults of all ages! A limited number of tickets are available; however, 15 tickets need to be sold to ensure the group rate. Ticket pick-up: Participants will be notified when tickets are available for pickup at the Recreation office. Note: Participants supply their own transportation and should arrive at least ½ hour early. Tickets are currently available for:

Sesame Street: Elmo’s Healthy Heroes at the Target Center (Activity 6249)

When Super Grover loses his superness, Sesame Street needs a hero! Never fear, ELMO and his team of Healthy Heroes are here. Teaching lessons of healthy habits through song and dance, your favorite Sesame Street friends will explore exercise, nutrition, sleep/energy and hygiene – all in a quest to put the “super” back in Super Grover. Age 1 and older need a ticket. Register by December 30. Saturday, January 22............................................................................................2:00 pm Fee: $17 for lower-level reserved seating

Disney on Ice: Princess Wishes at the Target Center (Activity 6250)

Enter a world of wishes with your favorite Disney princesses! Join Tinkerbell, Ariel, Snow White, Cinderella and others in this magical show where believing is just the beginning. As a special bonus, starting one hour before the performance, you can enjoy the pre-show...a Disney Princess will preside over a fairy tale collection of gowns and treasures from the Disney Princess stories. Age 1 and older need a ticket. Register by February 10. Sunday, March 6............................................................................. 5:00 pm Fee: $19 for lower-level reserved seating

Smucker’s Stars on Ice at the Xcel Center (Activity 6251)

The Smucker’s Stars on Ice 25th Anniversary Tour will bring you the very best that skating has to offer. This season, our Olympic, World & National Champions help to take a look back at 25 years of legendary skaters, incredible performances, and unforgettable moments on and off the ice! Age 2 and older need a ticket. Register by February 17. Sunday, March 13........................................................................... 4:00 pm Fee: $19 for lower-level reserved seating

Harlem Globetrotters at the Target Center (Activity 6252)

The Harlem Globetrotters are gearing up for an all new world tour in 2011 with jaw-dropping basketball skills and family fun. Now in their 85th year of touring, they’ll entertain with unmatched basketball wizardry, high flying dunks, and the World’s best ball handlers. Age 2 and older need a ticket. Register by March 10. Saturday, April 2...................................................................................................................7:00 pm Fee: $29 for lower-level reserved seating

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Preschool Activities Holly the Elf (Activity 6253)

Kidcreate Classes

Holly the Elf will be presenting her delightful holiday show for youth ages 1-6, along with their parents. In addition to her very special magic, puppets and stories, she will bring “Jingles,” her big red holiday dog. We will discover what is inside the mysterious box with the shiny bow on top. There will be music and lots of fun. Register by December 9. Thursday, December 16.................................. 10:00-11:00 am Location: Crystal Community Center Fee: $6/child residents of Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope $9 non-residents

Kidcreate Studio classes are an exciting format of art exploration, with a focus on art creation and art education. Giggles, grins and creativity are encouraged. Classes are for children 3-5 with an adult. Location: Crystal Community Center Fee: $13/pair for residents of Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale $20/pair non-residents

Fancy Nancy (Activity 6255)

Come and get fancy with us! We’ll read the book “Fancy Nancy” by Jane O’ Connor and create a glittery masterpiece that Nancy would be proud of. Register by January 6. Thursday, January 13.................................. 9:30-11:00 am

PRESCHOOL PLAYTIME

Come jump, crawl, build and have a good time. A variety of play areas will be set up in the Crystal Community Center Gym for children 5 and under. Adult participation required. One adult can supervise up to four children. Purchase a punch card with ten punches and save. Punch cards good January 2011-March 2011. Punch cards purchased online can be picked up at the Crystal Community Center. No charge for adults. No meeting November 24. Session 1: (Activity 5820) Wednesdays now-December 15...............10:00-11:30 am Session 2: (Activity 6133) Wednesdays, January 5-March 30...........10:00-11:30 am Fee: $2.75/child/time or purchase a punch card for $16 residents, $22 non-residents

Puppy Love (Activity 6256)

Is your child crazy about puppy dogs? If so, they will love this class! We’ll read a doggie “tail.” Then, we will create a stuffed puppy complete with a customized collar and floppy ears. Of course, every dog needs its own house so we’ll make that too! Register by January 31. Monday, February 7.................................... 9:30-11:00 am

Big Machines (Activity 6257)

Diggers, loaders and dump trucks – there’s nothing better! Except getting messy with clay as we make our own construction zone art project! Our construction zones will be complete with mounds of dirt, orange construction cones and a toy truck to drive through the clay. Register by March 3. Thursday, March 10.................................... 9:30-11:00 am

LITTLE TIGERS

Youth ages 3-5 years will learn basic self-defense and martial arts skills while working on developing coordination and flexibility. Basic kicks and punches are taught through a variety of exercises and fun games. This program promotes focus, discipline and respect. Instructor: Master Tom Malone. *Note: Sign up for both sessions receive a free shirt! Session 1 register by January 4. Session 2 register by February 22. Session 1: (Activity 6258) Tuesdays, January 11- February 15.............. 10:00-10:30 am Session 2: (Activity 6259) Tuesdays, March 1-April 5........................... 10:00-10:30 am Location: New Hope Ice Arena, 4949 Louisiana Ave N Fee: $49/session residents of Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope $56/session non-residents

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Preschool/Youth Activities Light Science

CANDY CREATIONS

(Activity 6254)

(Activity 6166)

Youth ages 4-6 years, join Science Explorers as we explore the spellbinding world of light. We will investigate where light comes from and how it travels using colored filters, prisms, and light-bending wheels. This class will include hands-on experiments, stories and art projects. Register by February 18. Mondays, February 28 & March 7.......................6:00-7:15 pm Location: Crystal Community Center Fee: $21 residents of Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, Robbinsdale $28 non-residents

This is a great class to start a holiday tradition as parents and youth ages 5-12 work together to create art out of candy. The art materials of choice will be frosting, gumdrops, marshmallows and other candy treats. We will create a winter wonderland scene made out of all things edible. Register by December 3. Saturday, December 11................................1:00-3:00 pm Location: Crystal Community Center Fee: $17/pair residents of Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale $23/pair non-residents

PRINCESS POCAHONTAS (Activity 6210)

Youth ages 3-6 years, Once Upon A Star invites you to this fabulous event! Pocahontas will introduce you to Meeko, Flit and Grandmother Willow! We play an interactive “Just Around The Riverbend” interactive flannel-board game, enjoy dancing and complete a “Colors Of The Wind” craft. Pocahontas will apply a special tattoo to your wrist; followed by a brief photo session. Parents – don’t forget your cameras for an hour filled with photo opportunities! Register by January 28. Friday, February 4.......................................... 10:15-11:15 am Location: Crystal Community Center Fee: $11 residents of Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale $18 non-residents

REINDEER TREATS (Activity 6170)

Youth ages 5-12 along with your favorite adult, make a holiday keepsake plate. Your Reindeer Treats plate will be made with love and your foot and hand prints. We provide all the materials necessary to create the perfect holiday plate! Each piece of pottery will be clear glazed and fired by Lily Pad Ceramics staff, and will be available for pick-up by December 14. Register by November 24. Saturday, December 4........................................1:00-3:00 pm Location: Crystal Community Center Fee: $15 residents of Crystal, New Hope $21 non-residents

ECFE FAMILY HAPPENINGS

Snowman Bowl (Activity 6260)

ECFE is a program of Community Education and Robbinsdale Area Schools. For more information, location, or to register for these ECFE Family Happenings, call ECFE 763-5044170. Visit their website at www.rdale.k12.mn.us/ced/ecfe.

Youth ages 5-12 join us to create this adorable Snowman Bowl! Use it to serve all your favorite goodies in for all your Bowl parties! You won’t want to miss this! We provide all the supplies necessary to create this project! All of our projects are non-toxic and food safe! Each piece of pottery will be clear glazed and fired by Lily Pad Ceramics staff, and will be available for pick-up by January 31. Parents are welcome to stay if they would like to. Register by January 14. Saturday, January 22..........................................1:00-3:00 pm Location: Crystal Community Center Fee: $19 residents of Crystal, New Hope $26 non-residents

Sample Class – FREE

For families with children birth-5 years old. We will give you and your child a chance to see what a class is like by enjoying the activities parents and children do together, finding out what parents talk about during the discussion time and learning how the children spend their time with the children’s teacher and assistant. Children receive a free book and parents receive a coupon for $10 off first registration. Thursday, January 14............................... 6:30-7:30 pm

Baby Shower – Free

Are you the parent of an infant birth-8 months of age? Join us and meet other new parents, enjoy fun activities together and receive a gift! Sibling care is available for older children through 5 years of age. Thursday, January 14......10:00-11:00 am or 6:15-7:15 pm

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Youth Activities Musketeers Fencing Class

Horsing Around Art Class

Youth ages 6-11 will learn real fencing skills while having fun in our special Musketeers Fencing Class! This program, provided by MN Sword Play, will introduce children to the fundamentals of fencing. With an emphasis on skill building, concentration, self discipline and fun, these classes are designed to enhance motor skill, social and perceptual growth by teaching safe, age-appropriate foil fencing skills to each child. All equipment is provided. Session 1 register by January 10. Session 2 register by February 28. Session 1: (Activity 6261) Mondays, January 17-February 21��������������������� 6:30-7:30 pm Session 2: (Activity 6262) Mondays, March 7-April 11��������������������������������� 6:30-7:30 pm Location: New Hope Community Gyms, 8230 47th Ave N Fee: $63 residents of Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale $70 non-residents

(Activity 6264)

Is your child crazy about horses? Arabians, Mustangs, Palominos they love them all! Youth ages 5-12 we will learn sculpting techniques as we create a beautiful horse out of clay. But that’s not all; we will also paint the horse and make a pasture for it to play in. Register by February 11. Saturday, February 19.......................................9:30-11:30 am Location: Crystal Community Center Fee: $16 residents of Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale $23 non-residents

MATH BASED ART (Activity 6287)

Youth 6-12 here is your chance to create math and art concepts to create contemporary math-based art. Origami fold cube and tetrahedrons. Explore subdividing shapes, fractions, geometric shapes and abstract art. Draw 3-D skyscrapers/ buildings in perspective, and sculpt modeling clay 3-D miniature figures/sculptures. Register by January 25. Tuesdays, February 1 & 8............................ 6:30-8:00 pm Location: Brookview Community Center, Golden Valley Fee: $36 residents of Crystal, Golden Valley $43 non-residents

Cross Country Skiing (Activity 6263)

Youth ages 8-14 come learn all about this lifelong fun winter sport. Classic ski techniques are taught including proper equipment, clothing, moving forward, getting up when you fall and how to have fun in the winter! Make sure and dress for the weather. All equipment is supplied. Must complete a special waiver form prior to class which will be mailed to participants prior to class. Meet at French Regional Park Visitor Center. Register by January 21. Saturday, February 5..........................................1:00-3:30 pm Location: French Regional Park, Plymouth Fee: $14 residents of Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale $21 non-residents

PERCY JACKSON & THE LIGHTNING THIEF (Activity 6288)

Youth ages 6-12 explore a variety of art-making materials and methods to depict the characters and events in Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief. Recreate some of your favorite imagery of Greek mythology; Mt. Olympus, Zeus, Medusa, Furies, and much more. Register by March 1. Tuesdays, March 8 and 15........................... 6:30-8:00 pm Location: Brookview Community Center, Golden Valley Fee: $36 residents of Crystal, Golden Valley $43 non-residents

Broadway Kids (Activity 6265)

Young actors ages 6-10 will learn beginning techniques in acting while doing creative activities. Our shooting stars will dramatize favorite stories, do simple mime exercises, learn staging techniques and much more. They will expand their imagination, and build self-confidence while exploring the world of creative dramatics. Register by February 18. Saturdays, February 26-March 19.......................1:00-2:30 pm Location: Crystal Community Center Fee: $36 residents of Crystal, New Hope $43 non-residents

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Youth Activities Non-School Day Activities Discovering Dinosaurs

WEBKINZ Wearables

(Activity 6267)

(Activity 6266)

Do you love T-Rex, Parasaurolophus, Ankylosaurus, and Triceratops? If you do, come and explore the exciting prehistoric world of the dinosaurs. At this Science Explorers class, youth in grades K-4 will become a paleontologist and learn about dinosaurs, study fossils, participate in hands-on experiments and much more as we journey back in time. Register by February 14. Monday, February 21.................................... 9:30-11:30 am Location: New Hope Ice Arena, 4949 Louisiana Ave N Fee: $17 residents of Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, Robbinsdale $24 non-residents

What would your favorite plush pal like to wear? We’ll make ponchos, hats, earphones and more, everything your Webkinz needs to be super stylish. Youth ages 5-12 bring your pal to class to try on all its new gear! Register by December 20 . Tuesday, December 28....................................1:30-3:30 pm Location: Crystal Community Center Fee: $16 residents of Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale $23 non-residents

Peace Out Art Class (Activity 6268)

SKATEBOARD CAMPS AT 3RD LAIR

Youth ages 5-12 is your clothing covered with peace signs? Is a peace sign your favorite accessory? If so, you’ll want to come and get groovy with us as we create psychedelic peace sign prints. Peace, love, and art are the perfect combination for a funky, fun-filled class! Register by January 14. Monday, January 24...................................... 9:30-11:30 am Location: Crystal Community Center Fee: $16 residents of Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale $23 non-residents

For the expert to beginners and everybody in between. Youth ages 6 and older learn the basics like balance, pushing, dropping in, skate park safety and etiquette. 3rd Lair instructors are very experienced in the sport and have years of teaching knowledge. Equipment needed: skateboard and helmet. Knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards are strongly recommended. All equipment is available at no extra charge. Once your registration is received, you will be sent a special waiver form along with more additional information. Parents must provide transportation to 3rd Lair. Open skating is available in the afternoon and is included in the fee. Parents can pick up anytime in the afternoon at your convenience. When registering – make sure you indicate the specific camps you are requesting. Register at least 2 weeks in advance of the camp. December 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29............... 9:00 am-12:00 pm March 28, 29, 30, 31, April 1................... 9:00 am-12:00 pm Location: 3rd Lair, 850 Florida Ave N, Golden Valley Fee: $47/day without lunch $51/day with lunch

Ice Fishing (Activity 6269)

Youth ages 8-12 learn what equipment is needed to have a successful ice fishing trip. See types of lures and bait, and view the use of an ice auger and fish house set up. Class includes ice and cold weather safety and emergency response. After instructions, participants will have a hands-on experience fishing with a juggle stick. Make sure and dress for the weather. All equipment is supplied. Meet at French Regional Park Visitor Center. Instructional staff is provided by Three Rivers Park District. Must provide own transportation to and from French Regional Park. Register by January 13. Monday, January 24........................................1:00-2:30 pm Location: French Regional Park, Plymouth Fee: $10 residents of Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale $17 non-residents

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Youth Activities

Spring Break Fun Spa day (Activity 6278)

Maple Syrup Time!

Your kids deserve some pampering and relaxing, too! Youth ages 5-12 will enjoy making homemade bath salts and a lavender filled eye pillow. We’ll even paint our finger nails! Register by March 21. Monday, March 28........9:30-11:30 am Location: Crystal Community Center Fee: $16 residents of Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale $23 non-residents

(Activity 6280)

Youth ages 8-12 learn about maple trees and how they are tapped. Collect sap and watch it cook to syrup for tasting. Make maple sugar and try some maple candy. Enjoy a sugaring demonstration and learn a maple craft. Class will meet at the Visitor Center. Be prepared to be outside for most of the program time. Instructional staff is provided by Three Rivers Park District. Must provide own transportation to and from French Regional Park. Note: this class is dependent on weather conditions and if the sap is not flowing, class will be canceled. Register by March 15. Tuesday, March 29........................................9:30-11:30 am Location: French Regional Park Visitor Center, Plymouth Fee: $10 residents of Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale $17 non-resident

KID SMART (Activity 6279)

How should you react when approached by a harmful stranger or the local bully? Master Malone, a martial arts expert, teaches youth how to respond quickly to ‘no win’ situations. Youth ages 5-12 will learn how to take action (including how to get out of holds and what to say) and how to show the confidence needed to take control of the situation. Kids should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. (A parent may attend at no additional cost). Register by March 21. Monday, March 28......................................... 1:00-3:00 pm Location: New Hope City Hall, 4401 Xylon Ave N Fee: $37 residents of Crystal, New Hope $44 non-residents

Story Puppets (Activity 6281)

Youth ages 8-12 learn about different kinds of puppets and stages. You’ll have fun trying different voices and we’ll end our time together presenting a story we’ve rehearsed. Register by March 24. Thursday, March 31....................................... 1:00-4:00 pm Location: Crystal Community Center Fee: $29 residents of Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale $36 non-residents

Crystal Community Center Youth Open Gym

MANY THANKS

to the Volunteer Soccer Coaches for your time and talent you shared with the Crystal Recreation Department’s Youth Soccer Program: Nate Thome • Paul Larson • Doug Shepard Bob Borkovec • Keith Weiman • Hoa Nguyen Laura Merilatt • Scott Gustafson • Ben Prescott Jason Wilde • Bonnie Bolash • Jay French Hannah Merilatt

For youth in grades 3-12. There are no planned activities but equipment is available for basketball and other activities. Participants are free to come and go from the gym and the building. Only one gym is available. Wednesdays, November 3-March 30, 2011.....3:30-5:00 pm Fee: $2/time

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Youth Activities RINK RAT HOCKEY

MITE BASKETBALL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM

Spend the two best months of winter playing outdoor hockey: This is an opportunity for girls and boys ages 5-11. The program consists of 2 pre-season practices and instructional games every Friday evening and late Sunday afternoon. Coaches instruct/officiate all games and there are no goalies, just goal covers. There are 10 game nights with 50% of the games played in other communities. Games may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather and all participants must supply their own mandatory equipment. A league jersey and participation award will be provided. Register by December 10. Program runs January 2-February 11. • Crystal Home Outdoor Rink, Lions Valley Place Park, 6822 32nd Ave N Mandatory Equipment: Hockey skates, hockey stick, helmet w/mask, mouth guard, shin pads, hockey gloves, elbow pads and protective cup (if needed). Participating Communities: Crystal, Golden Valley, Minnetonka, New Hope, Plymouth, Robbinsdale, St. Louis Park Age groups: 5/6 years old (Activity 6200) 7/8 years old (Activity 6201) 9/11 years old (Activity 6202) Fee: $40

Skill-based program for Kindergarten and 1st grade girls and boys. Emphasis is on dribbling, passing, shooting and positions. Instructional scrimmages will be played. Baskets are at a lower height and mini-basketballs are used. Teams are formed the first meeting of the program. Fee includes a T-shirt. Maximum of 30 players per grade level. Register by January 7. Kindergarten (Activity 6143) Saturday, January 22-March 12..................9:15-10:15 am 1st grade (Activity 6144) Saturday, January 22-March 12................ 10:30-11:30 am Location: Crystal Community Center Fee: $42 Crystal or Golden Valley residents, $49 non-residents

YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUES

Recreational basketball leagues for boys and girls in grades 2-12 (boys and girls play separate). Registrations currently being taken. Full information was printed in the Crystal Recreation Fall Activities brochure. Register by December 10. Fee: varies (includes uniform shirt). Call 763-531-0052 for more information.

SOO BAHK DO

A classical martial art of Korean and Chinese origin that helps develop confidence through the integration of intellect, body, emotion and spirit. Improve balance, flexibility and fitness with valuable self-defense techniques. Program is offered at the Crystal Community Center throughout the year. Pay on a monthby-month basis and start at the first of any month. Additional optional fees for uniform, testing and tournaments are paid to instructor. Register at either Crystal or Robbinsdale Recreation Departments. Make checks payable to: City of Robbinsdale. For more information, call Robbinsdale Recreation at 763-531-1278. Wednesdays..............................Ages 4-6...... 5:15-6:00 pm Fee: $20/month residents of Crystal, Robbinsdale $26/month non-residents Mondays and Wednesdays.......Ages 7-16..... 6:00-7:00 pm Fee: $32/month residents of Crystal, Robbinsdale $38/month non-residents

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Teen/Adult Activities Winter White-Out Dance (Activity 6282)

Winter is upon us, and white is the theme. Wear as much white as you can to help create a Cool atmosphere at the Crystal Community Center. Grades 5, 6, and 7 will enjoy music, prizes and fun. Music provided by a DJ from KIDSDANCE/Total entertainment. Wear white and receive a raffle ticket to win great prizes! Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Event is co-sponsored with Golden Valley, New Hope and Robbinsdale. Save money by registering in advance! Friday January 28....................................................................................................... 7:00-9:30 pm Location: Crystal Community Center Fee: $5 if registered in advance before January 27 $8 at the door

CLASSICAL BALLET AND POINTE

Tap Dance Class Ages 12-18 (Activity 6284)

Dancers practice a series of basic steps, adding more difficult combinations as they become more proficient. Tap dancing is a vigorous form of dance, requiring a great deal of physical fitness. This tap dance class is for those looking for fun and exercise. It is a great way to learn tap and build aerobic fitness. Register by January 28. Saturdays, February 5-May 21....................... 1:00-2:00 pm Fee: $44 residents, $51 non-residents

Ages 10-18 (Activity 6283)

This class introduces the basic movements of ballet using the five positions and terminology of classical ballet. With ballet, students are able to gain grace and poise. It is our further objective in developing each student’s knowledge and understanding of ballet to increase enjoyment and appreciation of the art. All students will perform at the annual dance recital on May 22. Flat pink ballet shoes will be worn by all students during stretches and warm-ups. Each student will be evaluated on technique and strength. More advanced students will be offered Pointe Ballet as an option and only upon instructor approval. This class requires Pink Ballet Shoes or Pointe Shoes (upon instructor approval) and an additional $40 costume fee. Register by January 28. Thursdays, February 3-May 19...................... 8:10-9:10 pm Fee: $44 residents, $51 non-residents

Young Adult Tap & Jazz Ages 17-25 (Activity 6285)

Dance training builds strength, flexibility, and coordination while increasing concentration and focus. This class is for young adults looking to do just that. Join Julia for 1 hour of dance training. Tap and Jazz shoes can be ordered the first day of class. Register by January 28. Saturdays, February 5-May 21....................... 2:10-3:10 pm Fee: $44 residents, $51 non-residents

Who Am I Self Portrait (Activity 6286)

BAGGO LEAGUE

This is a fun, easy class where you will create a beautiful, original self-portrait by layering colorful tissue paper and adding positive, encouraging messages. You do not need to be an artist to take this class! All the materials are provided and the instructor Lisa Lounsbury will guide you through the process step by step. Register by January 25. Tuesday, February 1...........................................7:00-9:00 pm Location: Crystal Community Center Fee: $21 residents of Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale $28 non-residents

(Activity 6142)

Did you miss out on the fun last year, or liked it so much you want to come back? Here is your opportunity to carry those summer memories over to the winter. The Adult Baggo league is back. Each team will play in a 7-week regular season, followed by a seasonending playoff tournament. Min: 12 teams Max: 24 teams. Register by December 28. Thursdays, January 6-February 24 Game times start at 6:30 (double headers played) Location: Crystal Community Center Fee: $30/team (Team may consist of two-four players, any gender)

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Adult Activities CO-REC AND MEN’S BROOMBALL LEAGUES

TOTAL BODY WORKOUT

It’s a proven fact – exercise improves your life physically and mentally. This one-hour class is divided into three parts, 20-minute low-impact aerobic warm up, muscle toning with weights and bands, and a cool-down component. Mats provided. No class January 17 and February 21. Mondays, January 10-May 23......................9:00-10:00 am Wednesdays, January 5-May 25................... 8:45-9:45 am Fee: $45/15 class-punch card residents or current Friendship Center card holders $52/15 class-punch card non-residents $5 drop-in fee

Broomball is a popular recreational ice sport and we are bringing it to the Northwest Metro. This is a 6-on-6 broomball league. Co-Rec requires 3 men/3 women on the ice. You may have up to 20 players on your roster. This program is a collaboration between the Recreation Departments of Crystal, Brooklyn Center, Maple Grove and New Hope. Games will be played at various rinks in the Northwest Metro. Teams register through Brooklyn Center – 763-569-3382. Co-Rec – Tuesdays, Begins December 14............6:30-9:30 pm Men’s – Thursdays, Begins December 16............6:30-9:30 pm Entry Fee: $240/team (Fee includes officials, rink prep and league awards)

TOTAL BODY STRETCH

Renew yourself with a gentle workout for every muscle group. Safe and effective, refreshing and energizing. Dress a little warmer and bring a towel. Mats provided. Fridays, January 7-May 27.........................9:00-10:00 am Fee: $45/15 class-punch card residents or current Friendship Center card holders $52/15 class-punch card non-residents $5 drop-in fee

OPEN GYM VOLLEYBALL

Come play volleyball at this drop-in open gym time. Saturdays are for high-skilled (power) players that is played at Forest Elementary School, 6800 47th Ave N and the Crystal Community Center. Sunday is for Co-Rec (beginners and intermediate) players and is held at the Crystal Community Center. Check our website for updated schedule. Saturdays, through April 23....................... 9:00 am-12:30 pm Sundays, through April 24..................................1:00-5:00 pm Fee: $4/person/time

(punch card applicable for both classes)

ZUMBA

This cutting-edge, high-energy fitness system with a fusion of Latin and International music is fun and easy to do. A combination of unique body sculpting and dance steps gives you high energy and motivation to incorporate in your own fitness program. Zumba is not only great for the body but for the mind too. Registration dealine is one week prior to the start of each session. Session 1 (Activity 6245) Tuesdays, January 11-February 8....................... 6:30-7:30 pm Session 2 (Activity 6246) Tuesdays, February 15-March 15........................ 6:30-7:30 pm Session 3 (Activity 6247) Tuesdays, March 22-April 19.............................. 6:30-7:30 pm Session 4 (Activity 6248) Tuesdays, April 26-May 24................................. 6:30-7:30 pm Location: Crystal Community Center Fee: $35 resident, $42 non-resident

SOO BAHK DO

A classical martial art of Korean and Chinese origin that helps develop confidence through the integration of intellect, body, emotion and spirit. Improve balance, flexibility and fitness with valuable self-defense techniques. Program is offered at the Crystal Community Center throughout the year. Pay on a month-by-month basis and start at the first of any month. Additional optional fees for uniform, testing and tournaments are paid to instructor. Register at either Crystal or Robbinsdale Recreation Departments. Make checks payable to: City of Robbinsdale. Call Robbinsdale Recreation for more information at 763-531-1278. Mondays, Wednesdays.................................7:30-8:45 pm Saturdays..................................................10:30 am-Noon Fee: $42/month residents of Crystal, Robbinsdale $48/month non-residents

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55+ Activities Crystal Friendship Center The Friendship Center extends a special welcome to the 55+ population! We are dedicated to helping you live a purposeful life! Have a look at our rich variety of programming opportunities to help you pursue your interests, cultivate friendships, and meet your recreational desires. We offer a large gathering room, book and puzzle library, and a billiards room. Let us enhance your quality of life with a warm and welcoming atmosphere full of others, like you, looking for a way to give your life meaning after retirement. The Crystal Friendship Center is open to all individuals age 55 and better for a yearly fee of $10 for Crystal residents and $12 for non-residents per year which allows the member to: • participate in and receive discounts for all center activities • receive the Prime Time News – a quarterly newsletter Note the Prime Time News may be purchased at the Crystal Community Center front desk for 50¢ a copy for non-members.

Weekly Friendship Center card groups

CARD TOURNAMENTS

Tournaments are held in the Minnesota Room. A partner is required to play in the tournament, a Crystal Friendship membership is not necessary to participate. Payment is taken when both partners are present. Card tournaments start at 12:30 pm. Limit of 33 tables. 500 ($1.50 entry fee)..........................January 8, February 5, March 5 *No tournament December 4 Whist ($3 entry fee)........................... December 11, January 15, February 12, March 12 Duplicate Bridge ($3 entry fee).............. December 18, January 22, February 19, March 19 Bridge ($2 entry fee)..........................January 29, February 26, March 26 *No tournament December 25

We welcome you to join our many card groups that meet throughout the week at the Crystal Friendship Center. After your third day as a visitor, a membership card is required. The day games begin at 12:30 pm with the evening groups at 6:30 pm. Come early if you do not have a partner to make necessary arrangements for a place at a table. Limit of 33 tables. DAY GAMES Duplicate Bridge.......Monday No meeting date: January 17, February 21, May 30 Party Bridge..............Tuesday, Friday 500............................Wednesday Whist........................Thursday

Evening GAMES 500............................Monday No meeting date: January 17, February 21, May 30 Whist........................Tuesday Cribbage....................Tuesday

AARP DRIVER’S SAFETY PROGRAM REFRESHER COURSE

Do you want to receive up to a 10% discount on your car insurance for the next three years? If you have had a previous 8-hour class, register for this 4-hour, state-approved refresher course. While no driving is necessary, attendance is required for credit and certificate. Course fills quickly. Have your driver’s license number available for efficient registration. To receive the AARP membership discount, you must register at the front desk during regular office hours with proof of your membership. Thursday, December 2.................................9:00 am-1:00 pm Thursday, February 3...................................9:00 am-1:00 pm Thursday, March 3.......................................9:00 am-1:00 pm Location: Crystal Community Center Fee: $12 residents with AARP membership $16 residents without AARP membership $18 non-residents with AARP membership $20 non-residents without AARP membership

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55+ Activities STAR OF BETHLEHEM

HOLIDAY LUNCHEON

Wednesday, December 15 9:45 am – Refreshments 10:00 am – Speaker The story of the Star of Bethlehem has inspired writers, artists and astronomers for many years. This presentation explores the night sky as it appeared at that time and suggests that the Wise Men may actually have seen something extraordinary in their nightly observations. We will tie the Bible, recorded history and modern astronomy together to try to solve this age-old mystery. Presented by Bill Arden, Assistant Professor, Augsburg College. Register with Crystal Recreation by December 10. Call 763-531-0052. Location: Brookview Community Center, Golden Valley Fee: $3, payable at the door

Tuesday, November 30 Noon-1:30 pm Enjoy a delicious catered holiday meal while being entertained by the talent and energy of Totino Grace’s “Company of Singers.” Holiday tunes and debut of their new show will be included in the program. Register by November 23, space permitting. Doors open at 11:30 am. Location: Crystal Community Center Fee: $8 residents, $11 non-residents

HOLIDAY BAND CONCERT

Thursday, December 2 7:00-8:30 pm Join us for this FREE concert with the Robbinsdale City Band under the direction of Mike Serber. Come and be entertained with traditional band music and holiday favorites. There is nothing like a sing-along to start off the holiday season. Coffee and cookies served at 7:00 pm with the concert beginning at 7:30 pm. Location: Crystal Community Center

BRUNCH BUNCH

Join us for lunch on the third Tuesday of each month. Individual checks (including tax and gratuity) will be given. Reservations are taken through the 5 Cities office on the first business day of the month. Call 763-531-1259 for more information about specific dining destinations. Tuesday, January 18........................................... Red Lobster (Reservations begin December 31) Tuesday, February 15............................. Outback Steakhouse (Reservations begin January 29)

HOLIDAY TEA

Tuesday, December 14 1:00-2:30 pm You are cordially invited to High Tea. The afternoon begins with tea and a toe-tapping performance by Rhythmic Feet. Musical entertainment will follow while petite sandwiches and desserts are served. Ladies, wear a festive hat and gentlemen a festive tie and be eligible for prizes. Bring your own tea cup and saucer to add to the fun. 5 Cities Transportation is available for this event. Register by Tuesday, December 7. Location: Brookview Community Center, 200 Brookview Parkway in Golden Valley Fee: $6 residents of Crystal, Golden Valley $9 non-residents

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TO YOUR HEALTH GYM WALK

Why not turn over a new leaf by walking? It is free, and it strengthens the heart, increases mobility and builds stamina. Wear comfortable, supportive shoes. The Crystal Community Center will have one to three gyms available for walking depending on scheduled activities. Blacksoled shoes not allowed. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (year-round)......................................9:00 am-2:00 pm Wednesday (year-round).................................. 12:00-2:00 pm Location: Crystal Community Center

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55+ Activities DONUT MAKE YOU WONDER?

Join us on the third Wednesday of the month for informative programs, coffee and, you guessed it, donuts. The program is held at the Crystal Community Center. The $2 fee is payable at the door, but you must register at least three days in advance so there are enough donuts for everyone. Call 763-531-0052 to register for this educational opportunity sponsored with the cities of Brooklyn Center, New Hope, Robbinsdale and School District #281. CLEAN LAKES AND RIVERS... YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

WOLVES OF LAND

January 19, 2011 Though genetically identical to animals we consider our best friends; wolves are among the most misunderstood of wild animals. Myth or reality: Wolves attack humans?, Wolves are wanton killers?, Wolves howl at the moon? Learn the rest of the story behind these great communicators of the animal kingdom from a naturalist recently returned from yet another wolf adventure, this time in Denali National Park. Demonstrations, video clips, props, and slides will help you see the world through the eyes of this mystical teacher. Register by January 14.

April 20, 2011 Presented by Janet Moore, Crystal City Council member and Shingle Creek Watershed District Commissioner. What is the relationship between storm water runoff and the contamination of dirty water in our lakes and rivers? You can make a difference in the way you manage every day activities, such as car washing and lawn mowing. You will learn how we can make a difference by changing our behavior and adapting techniques to protect our environment. Register by April 15.

LAKE MINNETONKA HISTORY

May 18, 2011 A former award-winning newspaper editor, Bob Williams, offers an entertaining presentation about Lake Minnetonka history and the heydays of steamboats, railroads, hotels and wealthy summer visitors from the south during the 1880s and 1890s. The Excelsior Amusement Park will be highlighted and he will have photos and old newspapers from Excelsior as far back as 1885. Register by May 13.

LORI’S SILLY HAT SHOW

February 16, 2011 Loryce Sivertson presents her silly hat show with twenty-seven silly hats she has created. Some are seasonal, some related to sports or other activities, and others created with everyday household items. Audience members are used as models. Musical numbers will embellish the light-hearted commentary about silly hats. Wear a silly hat of your own, if you wish. Register by February 11.

SOCIAL MEDIA...WHAT IS IT?

March 16, 2011 Social media is a phrase that is used a lot these days, but what is it? Some types of social media include message boards, blogs, wikis and podcasts. Social media applications include Google, Facebook and YouTube. Even more confused? Scott Berggren, Recreation Supervisor with the Crystal Recreation Department, will help to give you a basic overview of some of these more popular types of social media! Register by March 11.

5 Cities Transportation

The 5 cities of Crystal, Brooklyn Center, Golden Valley, New Hope and Robbinsdale work cooperatively to provide transportation to their residents 60 years and older. Transportation is available to senior dining, shopping, special events and the senior programs offered by the 5 Cities. Contact the 5 Cities office at 763-531-1259 or go to www.5citiesmn.org for more information.

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55+ Activities/Recreation Resources Community Tripsters

Inclusions

Come and enjoy these day trips with friends, or join us by yourself and make new friends! This program series is sponsored with the cities of Brooklyn Center and New Hope with pick-ups in each city. The cost of each trip is all-inclusive for the entire day including transportation, escort, tax and gratuity unless otherwise indicated. You may begin registration immediately for these trips, and be sure you pay attention to the deadlines, space permitting!

Reach for Resources provides inclusion facilitators for children and adults with disabilities who would like to participate in Crystal Recreation programs. Registrations for these programs are done through the Recreation Department. After registering, contact Reach for Resources at 952-988-4177 to discuss the needs/accommodations for yourself or your child. We require a minimum of two weeks’ notice for a successful inclusion.

OLD LOG THEATER – JEEVES IN BLOOM

Adaptive Recreation Resources

Wednesday, January 26 In this play, the tranquil, peaceful English countryside becomes anything but, when the lovable, loopy Bertie and his unflappable butler, Jeeves, arrive for a visit. Now Bertie is dodging an enraged chef wielding a meat cleaver, hiding from a starry-eyed young woman, and helping Aunt Dahlia to commit a felony. Prior to the show, we’ll enjoy a wonderful Old Log lunch with an entrée choice of walleye, pork chop, roasted chicken breast or veggie lasagna. Register by January 10. Fee: $46 Pick-up: 11:00 am Return: 4:45 pm

REACH FOR RESOURCES: 952-988-4177 REACH is an agency which serves individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in the West and Northwest metro area. Services include Adaptive Recreation for youth and adult, information, referral, advocacy and counseling.

Windows of Opportunity: 763-504-6990 Windows of opportunities provides recreation, education and support for people with disabilities ages 16 and up.

TONY SANDLER AT THE STATE THEATRE

Saturday, February 12 We’ll arrive at the State Theater, which is widely seen as the hallmark case of preservation in Minneapolis. It opened in 1921 and seats 2,181. The restoration was completed in the early 1990’s with some of the original chandeliers and murals. Tony Sandler will perform a live show with a powerful delivery of the most romantic songs ever written. Tony is an international entertainer who brings the grace and experience of decades on stage to arouse the senses of audiences with a delicate blend of humor, melancholy, and passion. His ninety-minute live performance will be accompanied by his musical ensemble. Fee includes main floor seating. Register by December 10. Fee: $60 Pick-up: 1:00 pm Return 4:30 pm

Courage Center: 763-520-0520 Courage Center offers something for everyone, including lifetime sports you can enjoy with your family such as skiing or horseback riding, competitive team sports such as basketball or power soccer, and creative activities such as arts, crafts and photography. Courage Center Sports & Recreation offers a wealth of seasonal activities that encourage an active, healthy lifestyle for youth and adults.

Project SOAR: 952-401-6898 Project SOAR provides specially designed Community Education programs, developed just for adults with disabilities. Assistance is available for sign language interpreters and classroom assistants, as well as referrals to agencies and resources.

IRISH IN AMERICA

March 9, 2010 The Irish arrived at a time of need for America. The country was growing and needed men to do the heavy work of building bridges, canals, and railroads. It was hard, dangerous work. Irish immigrants fiercely loved America but never gave up their allegiance to Ireland. Through poverty and subhuman living conditions, the Irish tenaciously clung to each other. With their ingenuity for organization, they were able to gain power and acceptance. In little more than a century Irish-Americans had moved from the position of the despised to the oval office. We’ll have lunch at Kieran’s Irish Pub in Minneapolis with a choice of fresh Fish and Chips or Corned Beef and Cabbage meals with beverage. After lunch enjoy a lecture by James Rogers, editor of NEW HIBERNIA REVIEW, a journal of Irish Studies published by the University of St. Thomas, and the vice-president of the American Conference for Irish Studies. Register by February 18. Fee: $49 Pick-up: 12:30 pm Return: 4:15 pm

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The Crystal Community is a host site for AARP tax aid for the elderly, disabled and low-income population in the north suburb area. This service will be available Tuesdays February 1 through April 12 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information about this service, call 763-531-1189.

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Recreation Resources Community Center Rental Information

THANK YOU TO THE 2010 PARK PRIDE PARTICIPANTS

Looking for a facility to hold your wedding, meeting, craft show, or family event? Look no further, the Crystal Community Center has rental rooms and gyms available at a reasonable rate. Game Room.............Great for meetings, 10-60 people Activity Room.........Great for meetings, 10-60 people Crystal A and B.......Ideal for banquets and receptions for up to 100 persons Gymnasiums...........Rented for sporting events, as well as for weddings, banquets, shows and large meetings for up to 400 people Meeting Room Rates Per Hour Activity/Game Room (seats 10-70) Resident Non-resident Crystal A/B (seats up to 100) Resident Non-resident *Tax not included in hourly rate.

Organization Park Old Timer Sports Association of Minnesota..... Bassett Creek Park Target Corporation.................................................. Becker Park Environmental Quality Commission.....Brownwood/Memory Lane Crystal Park and Recreation Advisory Committee.......................... Crystal Community Center Jan Scofield.......................................................Fair School Park GS Troop 10991...................................... Forest Elementary Park Teri Johnson.......................................... Hagemeister Pond Park Warnke Family.................................................... Kentucky Park Bill Ayshford Jr............................................................ Lee Park Bruins Family......................................... Lions Valley Place Park Kris Laughlin.................................................. Twin Lake Shores Kelly Herbst................................................................ Welcome

Weekday Weekend $23 $39

$39 $49

$29 $49

$49 $60

Kitchen... Available for catered dinners/banquets for a $55 rental fee plus a refundable $30 deposit. Audio/video equipment and coffee available upon request.

For additional information visit our web site at www.ci.crystal.mn.us or give us a call at 763-531-0052. The Crystal Parks and Recreation Departments is actively seeking community or neighborhood-oriented groups to join the PARK PRIDE program. This program fits nicely with groups looking for a community service project or neighborhood groups that want to clean up, beautify and develop pride in the parks in our community. This program requires a minimum of two clean-up visits to a specific park location in a one-year period, and/or to provide a “Park Watch� service on a year-round basis. The Park Pride program is open to community groups, civic organizations, churches, families and individual citizens. The park site is chosen on a first-come, firstserve basis. For more information or to participate in the PARK PRIDE program, contact the Crystal Recreation Department at 763-531-0052.

Gyms Available to Rent at Forest School

Looking to move inside during the cold winter months for your sport? Forest school has 2 gyms available weeknights 6:00-10:00 pm and weekends 8:00 am-10:00 pm for basketball, volleyball, or any sport you could have indoors. For more information, call the Crystal Recreation Department at 763-531-0052. Rates (for one gym)................ Weekday................... Weekend Crystal resident..........................$34/hr........................$41/hr Non-resident..............................$44/hr........................$57/hr *Tax not included in hourly rate.

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Parks Needing Adoption

Broadway, Cavanaugh, Crystal Highlands, Florida, Iron Horse, Lions Soo Line, MAC, N. Bass Lake, N. Lions, Skyway, Sunnyview, Twin Oak, Yunkers

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Registration Information Can I cancel or switch to another class?

Registration Information

Yes. If you need to cancel a class due to illness, moving or schedule conflict, notify us before the first class. A refund form will be sent to you. Return it to us within 10 business days and a refund will be sent from the Finance Department within 30 days. Forms returned after 10 days will not be accepted for processing. A $5 service fee will be charged on all refunds. Exception: Any event that requires us to pre-order or purchase tickets that are nonrefundable are not subject to a refund. Transfers are possible on a space-available basis. A $5 service fee will be charged on all transfers.

Registrations Begins Monday, November 22 for Crystal residents (On-line Only) Tuesday, November 23 for non-residents Wednesday, November 24 for all individuals

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What if the class is full or a minimum is not reached?

Available 24 hours a day at www.crystalconnect.org for select classes.

Walk-In: Cash, Check, Visa or MasterCard accepted During office hours: 8:00 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive

All activities have minimum and maximum registrations. When class maximums are reached, no further registrations are accepted and waiting lists are formed. You will be contacted only if your registration can be accepted from the waiting list. When a class minimum has not been reached, the class will be cancelled and the entire fee will be refunded.

Mail-In: Cash, Check, Visa or MasterCard accepted Mail to: Crystal Recreation Department 4800 Douglas Drive, Crystal, MN 55429

General Class Information

• Report to the first class listed. Instructors do not call unless specified in the class description. • Activities are planned for the specific age groups listed. Do not ask us to make exceptions. • Class attendance is limited to participants. Spectators, including parents, are not allowed except with permission. Parents are responsible for supervising their non-participating children. • Instructors are not permitted to accept registrations on location. • Discounts are not given for late registrations.

Phone-In: Visa or MasterCard accepted During regular office hours 8:00 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday 763-531-0052

Visa or MasterCard accepted Available 24 hours 763-531-0949

Fee Assistance

The Crystal Recreation Department strives to make their programs as accessible as possible, regardless of ability to pay or income. Assistance is available to Crystal residents under the age of 18 who would like to participate in a program and cannot afford normal registration fees. Individuals are required to pay at least 20 percent of the program fee. A limited amount of assistance is available. For more information on this confidential program, call the Department at 763-531-0052. Note that fee assistance is only available to Crystal residents and only towards Crystal Recreation programs. Fee assistance does not apply to special events. The Recreation Department has the right to determine which programs are applicable towards activity assistance.

Liability

The Crystal Recreation Department recommends all participants carry adequate insurance. The City of Crystal assumes no responsibility for personal injuries or loss of personal belongings while using City recreation facilities or parks.

Data Privacy Advisory

The registered participant’s name, address and phone number will only be made available to program staff, the City’s insurer and attorney and to others connected with the program for purposes of administering the activity and providing you with notice of scheduling changes.

PHOTOGRAPHIC CONSENT

Inclusion Request

The City occasionally takes photographs of participants in the City’s recreation programs. The photographs may be published in City brochures, newsletters and other City publications, or otherwise made public for the purpose of promoting these programs and providing information to the public about park and recreation activities within the City. The photographs are private data and cannot be released by the City without your permission. You are not required to authorize the use of your photograph in order to participate in the City’s recreation programs, but if you refuse to do so, it will be more difficult for the City to promote and provide information about these programs.

If your child has a special need, please indicate it on the registration form. If participation in any recreation activity requires an auxiliary aid, call REACH at 952-988-4177 at least two weeks in advance.

Time Sensitive Information

The Crystal Recreation Brochure takes two weeks to deliver via Postal Carrier Presort. Therefore, some of the events may have taken place by the time the last postal patrons receive their copies. We have included this time-sensitive information because it reaches the majority of residents in time.

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Registration Information Working to Make Registration Easier For You

CrystalConnect On-Line Registration Winter 2010-2011 NOTE: We encourage families to set up their accounts and PINs with the Recreation Department prior to the on-line registration start dates.

As part of our goal to enhance service and provide convenient access, Internet registration is available for select Recreation activities.

When On-line Registration Begins

How it Works

All on-line registration participants will need to have a family account established with the recreation department, as well as a personal identification number (PIN) to finalize all transactions. If you do not have an account or PIN number, call 763-531-0052 to register your family. Remember to save your account information and PIN number – you can’t register without it.

Winter on-line registration begins Monday, November 22 for Crystal residents and Wednesday, November 24 for non-residents.

If you have not registered with us in the past or are a first time on-line user, call us at 763-531-0052 or visit our facility (Crystal Community Center) to be assigned a user ID and password. Please bring proper verification of residency to receive resident rates.

Questions or Comments

Tutorial Help

We encourage our customers to become familiar with our new on-line registration system by taking a test-drive by following the tutorial provided. Thank you. If you have any questions or comments about Internet registration, call 763-531-0052 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm).

To access CrystalConnect on-line registration, go to www.crystalconnect.org or visit the City web site at www.ci.crystal.mn.us. Then follow the registration instructions. You will need a Visa or MasterCard to register on-line.

Which activities are available?

Not all of the activities offered through the Recreation Department will be available for on-line registrations.

Look for programs with an activity number.

Crystal Recreation Registration Form Participant Name

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Activity

Activity No.

Time

Fee

Total

Home Phone

Work Phone

Address

Other Phone City

E-mail State

Zip

Please list any special needs or allergies The undersigned understands that participation in this activity is completely voluntary and that the activity is being offered for the benefit of the participants named above. The undersigned agrees that the participants are participating in the activity at their own risk. I also agree that the City of Crystal, its agents and employees, will not be liable for any claims, injuries or damages of whatever nature incurred by the participants due to the negligence of the City, its agents or employees, arising out of or connected with this activity. On behalf of himself/herself and the participants, the undersigned expressly release the discharge of the City of Crystal, its agents and employees, from any such claims, injuries or damages.

Signature of Participants or Parent

Date

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