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Summer Reading Program

Begins Friday, May 30th in Blooming Prairie! Begins Friday, June 6th in Owatonna! Bring your library card & take home the books! Owatonna Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 AM - 9 PM; Friday & Saturday 9 AM - 5PM Sunday (October-April) 1 PM – 5 PM Blooming Prairie Hours: Monday-Wednesday 10 AM – 6 PM • Thursday 10 AM - 8 PM; Friday 10 AM - 5 PM • Saturday 10 AM - 1 PM

Owatonna Public Library Serving all of Steele County 105 Elm Ave N • Owatonna •507-444-2460 Blooming Prairie Branch Library 138 Highway Avenue South • Blooming Prairie • 507-583-7750

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540 West Hills Circle, Owatonna, MN 55060 Office Phone: 507-444-4321 Website: www. parksrecreation Office Hours Monday – Friday 7:00am - 5:00pm

James “Corky” Ebeling Director of Parks, Recreation & Government Buildings 507-774-7361 Tim Truelson Assistant Recreation Director, Programs 507-774-7362 Eric Anderson Assistant Recreation Director, Facilities 507-774-7102 Eric. Wendy Reller Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator 507-774-7360 Sara Shea Brooktree Clubhouse Manager 507-774-2467

Rick Smith Park Director 507-774-7134 Nikki Callahan Administrative Assistant 507-774-7366 Mary Jo Knudson Administrative Assistant 507-774-7364 Courtney Rosenau Office Assistant 507-774-7367 Jessica Abrahams Office Assistant 507-774-7365

Parks and Recreation Contact Information:

Office & Information Line - 507-444-4321 • Fax - 507-444-4299 Tennis & Fitness Center - 507-444-4290 SeniorPlace - 507-444-4280 Brooktree Clubhouse - 507-444-2467 River Springs Water Park - 507-774-7370 Park Maintenance - 507-774-7086 Facebook - Owatonna Parks and Recreation Email Address - Parks and Recreation Spring 2014 A special project of the Owatonna People’s Press in cooperation with the Owatonna Parks and Recreation Department 135 W. Pearl, Owatonna, MN 55060 Publisher: Ron Ensley Advertising Director: Debbie Ensley Media Specialists: Betty Frost, Beth Barrett, Rachel Ebbers, Diane Gengler, Aaron Louks, David Weeks Ad Design: Nikkie Gilmore, Naomi Kissling, Keeley Krebsbach, Jenine Kubista, Kelly Kubista, Paul Ristau

Cover Design: Kate Townsend-Noet Parks & recreation Spring 2014 is distributed to subscribers and readers of the Owatonna People’s Press at no additional charge. All rights reserved. ©2014


Atlantis Swimming welcomes swimmers of all levels ages 6 and above. Participation in meets is not required, but is encouraged, for upper level swimmers.

Swim club is held at the OJHS pool

Monday-Friday at the following times: Silver and Gold level swim from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Bronze level swims from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Information regarding swim levels and registration materials can be found on our website: Feel free to contact Coach Mark Vininski directly at or 612-860-2599

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Welcome to Owatonna Parks and Recreation Spring 2014

Snow and cold may be our reality right now, but here at Parks & Recreation, we’re looking forward to green grass and sunny skies. Spring really is right around the corner.

County. All citizens within the county will pay the same fee for recreation programs. Only participants living outside Steele County will pay the outside player fee. Please note that adult and rental fees listed that are payable to Owatonna Park and Recreation include sales tax, while youth programs and lessons do not charge sales tax.

You may notice this brochure looks a little different than in past years. We are going to publish four brochures annually instead of two. This change will provide you with more timely and accurate information in each brochure.

We hope you are able to make time to take advantage of your parks, trails, facilities and programs during this wonderful time of year! We welcome your comments and suggestions about our facilities and programs. Let us know how we are doing.

We are very excited to bring you new programs in 2014. The Munchkin Market, Boat & Water Safety Class and Bark & Rec Expo are all new this year! We are always looking for new and exciting ventures…if you have suggestions, please let us know. As always, we take pride in our customer service, and two on Facebook as well...Park & Rec, Brooktree, SeniorPlace and of our goals this past year have been communication and River Springs Water Park all have pages. registration. Our new MaxSolutions registration system is growing each Our communication plan includes updates to our website, day, we hope you are finding it helpful and convenient. We are, to make navigation currently ironing out a few details with online park pavilion easier. We have a weekly article in the Owatonna People’s reservations. Press each Saturday, while the SeniorPlace article runs each A reminder that the City of Owatonna has eliminated Wednesday. Tune into KRFO on Tuesday and Thursday the non-resident fees through an agreement with Steele mornings at 8:40 a.m. for our radio shows. Be sure to like us

Spring Registration Date: March 1st Location: SeniorPlace, South Entrance Time: 7:00am - 10:00am Spanish and Somali translators will be available.

Ways to Register: •


Walk-In Registration: After Spring Registration day on March 1, you may register at the Park and Recreation office at 540 West Hills Circle.

Registration deadline is March 11th for soccer, little league and Lightning league. Save $10.00 on each program by registering before the deadline.

Special Events o o o

March 29th – DNR Boat & Water Safety Course April 18th – Munchkin Market April 26th – Bark & Rec

Spring Programs o o o

Soccer Swim Lessons Adult Softball League

“The Benefits are Endless” as “Your Best Investment” is your Parks and Recreation Department! Sincerely, James “Corky” Ebeling Director of Parks and Recreation

Child & Teen Checkups Program Steele County Public Health Nursing Service For optimal performance on the court and in school, make sure to:

Give them regular Child and Teen Checkups (a well-child checkup) at your clinic and dentist. Child and Teen Checkups are available to children from birth through age 20 who are covered by Minnesota state health plans such as: • Medical Assistance • Minnesota Care • South Country Health Alliance • Blue Plus

Access to Health Care for Our Children Brings Peace of Mind

Call your clinic to schedule an appointment for your child or teen! IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED HELP

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Early Summer Programs o o o

Little League 2nd – 5th grade baseball Lightening League 2nd – 6th grade fastpitch softball T-Ball and Squirt Ball

Partner Programs/Associations o o

Husky Bullpen Club Traveling Teams (Minor League) Owatonna Youth Fastpitch Softball Traveling Teams (Thunder League)

Programs coming in the Summer Brochure (released April 29th) o o o o

Track Pickleball Jr. Golf Camps


Uniforms for youth activities

Participants may keep T-shirts donated by business sponsors for baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer and basketball. All other uniforms and equipment must be returned to coaches at the end of the season.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

The entire policy can be found on the Parks and Recreation website. • A request for a refund is accepted when submitted prior to the start of the activity. A $10 cancellation fee will be assessed, remainder of the fee is refunded. • If a class or activity was cancelled by Park & Recreation, fee is refunded on a pro-rated basis (except Brooktree). • Annual memberships – if requested within 90 days of the start in case of illness, death, injury or relocation from Owatonna, 50% of the purchase price is refundable. • Seasonal memberships (golf), no refund after July 1st.

Waiver of Liability to the City of Owatonna

Youth Scholarship Fund

This fund helps support programs for all youth in the Owatonna School District and Adult Therapeutic Recreation Programs. Forms are available at the Park and Recreation Office. Participants must pay 40% of program fees, any late fees and must show verification of one of the qualifications.

Qualifications for Scholarship

Program participants, by registering for an activity, agrees the City of Owatonna will not be liable for any claim, demand, injury, damage, action or course for action while participating in a recreation program. Participation in recreation programs are voluntary in nature and activities that are offered are choices of the individual.

Youth with Disabilities

Youth with disabilities or health concerns are encouraged to participate in any youth * Current recipients of Free or Reduced Lunch Program program. Adaptive equipment, program modifications and other accommodations to * Current recipients of SSI (Supplemental Security Income) or Social Security Benefits assist the child will allow them to participate with equal advantage. Coaches and staff * Current recipients of Medical Assistance Program receive pertinent information regarding the child’s needs prior to their first meeting. * Other circumstances (will need to explain)

Thank you 2013 T-shirt sponsors! You can sponsor a youth team for as little as $74.50! T-shirts are a great way to advertise your business, kids proudly wear them around town all year long. 1st United Bank A Family First Insurance Ace Construction All American Auto Glass American Legion Anytime Fitness Armstrong Painting Block Plumbing and Heating Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Budget Host Inn “Life is God” Casey’s General Store Cash Wise Cedar Chiropractic Coles Electric Connie Knutson ERA Corbin Law Office Court Sports and More Culligan Daikin McQuay Dairy Queen Grill and Chill DB Portraits Domino’s Pizza Envision Audio Video

Express Employment Professionals Fame Awards General Equipment Godfather’s Pizza Golden Kiwanis Gopher Sport Hair-i-tage Salon Hedstrom Insurance Hohenstein Agency HomeTown Credit Union Hy-Vee Jimmy Johns Johnson Barber Kato Roofing Kent’s Cleaning Kernel Restaurant King Orthodontics Kirchner Siding and Windows Kristi’s Larson Siding and Window Limberg Productions Little Professor Book Center Main Street Dental Manke’s Outdoor Equipment

Manpower McCabe Motors Mills Fleet Farm Mortgage Office of Brenda Bednar NAPA Auto Parts New York Life Insurance Noble RV Oak Glenn Sportswear Oak View Nursery Owatonna Elks Owatonna Ford Owatonna Metal Recycling Owatonna People’s Press Peipho Roofing Prairie Ridge Orthodontics R & K Electric Randall Electric Ritter Insurance Sisters Salon and Day Spa Smith Dental Care P.A. SNAP Fitness Southern MN Seamless LLC Sparetime Entertainment Stewart Sanitation’Struss CPAs P.C.

Subway Taco John’s Terry’s Repair The Dentists of Owatonna Tim’s Auto Service Torey’s Restaurant TPS Insurance Agency True Wealth Advisors TSK Construction VFW Walbran and Furness Wells Fargo Wolff and Sons Wottreng Family Dental

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Special Events Boat & Water Safety (Ages 12-adult) Saturday – March 29th – 9am-1pm

Spring 2014

Munchkin Market (Adult Booths)


* FREE * Students will begin work on the Watercraft Operator’s Permit packet. This allows youth (ages 12-18) to operate jetskis, boats, and other watercraft greater than 25 hp. Adults are encouraged to take the class to learn more about water safety on Minnesota’s lakes. Minnesota DNR Conservation Officers lead the class and will demonstrate various equipment. A special in-water session will be held at 11:30am. Area law enforcement agencies will demonstrate a water rescue, as well as give you tips on what you can and should do in a boating emergency. Class participants wishing to test their life jacket and other lifesaving accessories need to bring a swimsuit, towel and CLEAN life jacket. Classroom portion will be held at SeniorPlace Multi-Purpose Room, in-water session held at West Hills Tennis & Fitness Center. There is no cost for the class, but you must register by March 14th.

We are looking for 10-15 adult vendors to sell their products during the youth sale. Rent an 8 foot table at the Four Seasons Center (East End) to sell your products. We will only be accepting one vendor per product. (ie one Scentsy vendor, one Mary Kay vendor, one Tastefully Simple vendor, etc.) First come first serve. Due to the limited availability for the adult vendors, we will only be taking registration by phone 507444-4321 or in person at 540 West Hills Circle beginning March 3. When: Friday, April 18th Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm (Set up booths at 12 noon) Location: Four Season Center (S. Elm St.) Owatonna, MN 55060 Sponsored by: Owatonna Parks and Recreation and Waseca Community Education Cost to rent a space: $25 ◀

Bark & Rec Saturday, April 26th – 9am-1pm

Vendors Wanted! ◀

Treats, groomers, vets, and other doggie stuff…all under one WOOF! A partnership with the Steele County Humane Society, join us for the first ever Bark & Rec event. Bring your pooch with you to check out area vendors! All dogs in attendance must have rabies tags or proof of vaccinations and be on a leash. We will have demonstrations, including Officer Kash from the Owatonna Police Department. Don’t have a dog? There will be dogs ready for adoption! Event will be held at Four Seasons Centre (east end).


Munchkin Market (Youth Booths) Friday – April 18th

Sellers wanted! (Ages 6-15) Kids, do you have toys you are no longer using? Want to turn those toys into CASH? Rent a table at the Four Seasons Centre (east end) to sell some of your old toys, games, books, sporting goods, video games, and anything else you can think of to sell (no food). Please make sure any electronics are working properly. We will provide you with an 8 foot table to sell what you wish. Everyone is invited to shop, but only children ages 6-15 can rent space. You must have an adult with you the day of the sale. Only one adult and one child per table. Mark your own prices on your items and keep the profits! Please keep items at $10 or less. You must provide your own start up cash and change. Register on line at parksrecreation/online-registration, in person at the Parks and Recreation Office or by phone at 507-444-4321. Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm (Set up booths at 12 noon) Tadpole Parade will be at 1:30pm Teddy Bear Band will perform at 3:00pm Location: Four Season Centre (S. Elm St.) Sponsored by: Owatonna Parks and Recreation and Waseca Community Education Cost to rent a space: $10 (Only 100 spaces are available for rent, register today!)


Vendors with pet products and pet-related businesses are invited to purchase a booth for $25. Reservations will be taken by phone or in person at the Parks & Recreation Office.

Astronomy Night Saturday, May 10th – 4-10pm

A scaled solar system walk and viewing of Jupiter and the Moon.

Join the Owatonna Parks and Recreation and the Steele County Astronomical League for a tour of a scale model of the Solar System along the bike path on 26th Street. The model will allow people to walk the path and provide information about the vastness of our universe. If you reduce the size of the sun, located at the water tower, to 21 inches, how far and large would the Earth be? It would be the size of a pea and 200 feet down the path. The other planets would be spread out over a mile, with the dwarf planet Pluto coming in at 7,417 feet. The near star, Alpha Centauri, would be over 9,000 miles away. At dusk, club members will have their telescopes and binoculars available to view the beautiful planet Jupiter and the Moon among the astronomical items. The event will be held at the 26th street water tower. If you have any questions, please contact the Parks and Recreation office at 444-4321 or Gene Kispert at 451-2365.

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Volunteer Coaches Needed

The Parks and Recreation Department uses volunteer coaches for many youth programs. Volunteer coaches play an important role in the youth sports experience. Volunteers are trained in our philosophy of youth sports, first aid, concussions and how to teach skills for their sport. All volunteers must complete a background check each year.

Soccer Cost: Early Bird Fee - $46, after March 11th - $56 Program Dates: Starts the week of April 14th ends the week of June 2nd First Meetings will be April 14, 15, or 17 at the Four Seasons Centre. Coaches Meeting: April 8th 6 p.m. at Four Seasons Centre (coaches will call players for their first practice) Coaches Y-License Training: will be in April, more information to come. Boys and girls age 5 (by August 31) through 6th grade learn basic skills in a fun, inclusive, social setting. Players are divided into separate boys and girls divisions: (currently in) -5 year olds and Kindergarten -1st and 2nd grades -3rd and 4th grades -5th and 6th grades Groups are coached by volunteers and practices are held according to their schedule. Practices and scrimmages are held weekday evenings and Saturday mornings at Lincoln Soccer Complex. Required equipment: shin guards and athletic shoes. (Park and Recreation does have a limited supply available to loan. They are available at the office starting March 3rd.)


Early Summer Ball Programs Lightning League Softball

A partnership with Owatonna Youth Fastpitch Softball Association; these are developmental, skill-based, in-house programs. Each participant receives a full uniform consisting of shirt, shorts and socks. Sizes are needed at the time of registration. Level 1 uses a pitching machine, Level 2 is player pitch. Teams are split evenly, pre-season evaluation will be April 5th at the Willow Creek School. Wear tennis shoes & bring your glove. 9:00am – 2nd-3rd Grade 10:30am – 4th-6th Grade Currently in

Level 1 (Grade 2-3)

Cost: Early Bird Fee- $45, after March 11th - $55 (Checks made payable to Parks and Recreation) Program Dates: Meets Mondays & Wednesdays beginning the week of June 2nd. Currently in

Level 2 (Grade 4-6)

Cost: Early Bird Fee $65, after March 11th - $75 (Checks made payable to Parks and Recreation) Program Dates: Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays, starts the week of June 2nd.

Jill Hoggard Academy of Dance Presents

Register on March 1st and receive a free soccer ball! Even if you register on-line on March 1st, you can print your receipt and bring it in to the office to pick up your free soccer ball. ELK’s Soccer Shootout will be May 17th, 8:30am -1:00pm by the Lincoln Soccer Pavilion. Make-up date is May 31st.

Save the Date for our Spring Performances! Saturday, May 17th - 1:00pm & 6:30pm Sunday, May 18th - 1:00pm & 6:30pm Owatonna High School Auditorium

1 week in August “Dance Intensive” with Performances at the Fair

Fall Class Information available in May

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Little League Baseball

A developmental, skill-based, in-house program. Each participant in grades 2-4 will receive a full uniform consisting of jersey, pants, belt, socks and a Major League Baseball hat. All participants in 5th grade will receive a full uniform consisting of two dri-fit jerseys, pants, socks and belt and an Owatonna minor league hat. Sizes are needed at the time of registration. Level 1 uses a pitching machine, Level 2 is player pitch. Locations are at Manthey and Lincoln. (Grade the child is currently in). Teams are split evenly, pre-season evaluation will be April 12 at the OJHS. Wear tennis shoes and bring your glove. 2nd Grade - 9:15am 3rd Grade – 10:45am 4th Grade – 12:30pm 5th Grade – 1:45pm th

Kick off Meeting: 5:30pm May 27th at the Four Seasons Centre for Grades 2-5 Currently in

Level 1 (Grades 2-3)

Cost: Early Bird Fee - $55, after March 11th - $65 (Checks made payable to Parks and Recreation) Program Dates: Meets Mondays & Wednesdays, starts in early June Currently in

Level 2 (Grades 4-5)

Cost: Early Bird Fee - $75, after March 11th - $85 (Checks made payable to Parks and Recreation) Program Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays starting late May

T-Ball & Squirts

First exposure to the game of baseball, geared for boys and girls. T-Ball is for those currently in or entering Kindergarten in the fall. Squirts is for current Kindergarteners (if they’ve had one year of T-ball), 1st or 2nd grade. The program emphasizes skill and social development, scrimmages will be played.

respective age groups must not reach the next age before May 1, 2014. A player may play in an older age division, but not younger. Additional information can be found at

Owatonna Youth Fastpitch Softball Association OYFSA U10 Tournament Teams

Fee $120 payable to OYFSA (includes fundraiser) In addition to the Park & Recreation in-house league, players that turn 10 during the current year are eligible to play on the U10 Tournament/Travel Team. The purpose is to introduce girls to tournament play. There will be three weekend tournaments consisting of at least three games per tournament, and possibly a state tournament. Registration deadline is March 11th. Teams will be divided equally. Practice schedules will be determined by the coach starting in May. All players are required to participate in the OYFSA Spaghetti Supper fundraiser. The following dates are the tournaments we plan to participate in and are subject to change. June 7th - Mapleton; June 21st & 22nd in Owatonna; June 27th & 28th in Mankato

Thunder League (U12 and U14) & Storm League (U16)

Fee $225 payable to OYFSA A competitive travel program divided into age level teams (age as of January 1, 2014). A player may play in an older age division, but not younger. Tryouts are conducted and teams will play in the Southern Star League. The season begins in May and runs through the end of July. Each team will participate in two traveling tournaments. Practices and games are held twice per week. For more information If you play for OYFSA team, you may not participate with another fastpitch team during the same season.

Cost: Early Bird Fee: $37, after May 7th - $47 (Checks made payable to Parks and Recreation) Locations: Brown, Jaycee, or Manthey Park Fields Program Dates: Starts the week of June 9th, ends 1st week in August Times: Evening at varied times - 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30pm Days: T-ball plays Mondays, Squirts plays Tuesdays Coaches meeting: June 2nd at 5:30pm, City Administration Building Lower Level Meeting Room



Husky Bullpen Club U11 Tournament Teams

Fee: $120 payable to Husky Bullpen Club This fee includes the Summer Baseball Academy 5th grade boys (cannot turn 12 before May 1, 2014) may register for U11 travel teams. Selected players will be divided into teams that will compete in three tournaments. The number of U11 teams will be based on the number of selected players. The goal of U11 is to introduce a travel and tournament baseball experience for 5th grade players in addition to the in-house 5th grade Little League.

Minor League Traveling Teams – (U12, U13, U14 and U15)

Fee $300 payable to Husky Bullpen Club Late registrations are not guaranteed placement and will be charged a late fee if accepted. Kick off meeting will be Sunday, May 4 at 5:00pm Practices and Games will begin in May Evaluations are Saturday April 5 at the Owatonna Junior High School. U12 from 9:00-11:00am, U13 from 11:00am-1:00pm, U14 from 1:00-3:00pm, and U15 will be determined during the high school season. The Minor League baseball program placement is determined by age. Players in their

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Owatonna Lacrosse Association Girl’s Lacrosse

Club level for girls grades 4-8 Monday, March 3 – Small Group Forum at OHS 5:00pm Contact: Steve Malueg (507) 475-1998 or

Boy’s Lacrosse

Club level boys grades 2-9 Monday, March 3 – Small Group Forum at OHS 6:15pm Contact: Diane Holland (507) 456-2508 or

Aquatics Junior High Pool - Early Morning Lap Swim

Cost: $2 per person per session or 20 punch pass for $30 Dates: Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, 6:00-7:15am. Not available: March 24, 26, 28, April 18, May 26 and when Owatonna schools are closed or have a 2 hour late start due to inclement weather. Last day is June 4 and will begin again September 3, 2014. Lap swim will be offered at River Springs Water Park beginning June 7.

West Hills Pool Open Swim


Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor Classes: (Registration for Lifeguard and WSI classes available now.)

Pre-requisites: • • • • •

Swim 300 yards continuously performing 100 yards front crawl, 100 yards breaststroke, 100 yards either front crawl or breaststroke. Swim 20 yards, pick up 10 pound brick from 10 feet of water and return it back 20 yards using only a kick, holding the brick with 2 hands on the chest. Lifeguard Training, must be 15 years of age, WSI must be 16 at time class begins. You must attend all classes to pass. No refund will be issued if you do not pass.

Lifeguard Training: March 19-23

Fee: $175 Pre-Test: March 10 – 3:30-4:30pm Class meeting times: March 19, 20 & 21 - 3:00-8:30pm, March 22 8:00am-4:00pm, March 23 - 8:00am-4:00pm

Lifeguard Training: April 2-6

Fee $175 Pre-Test: March 24 – 3:30-4:30pm Class meeting times: April 1, 2, 3, 4 - 3:00-8:30pm, April 5-6 - 8:00am-4:00pm

Water Safety Instructor Training: May 6-10

Cost: $4 weekdays, $5 weekends Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:00am-7:15am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7:00pm-9:00pm Saturday, Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm {Additional Hours may be available during school breaks} Not available: May 26, July 4, September 1

Fee $225 Class meeting times: TBD

American Red Cross Learn to Swim

Junior High Pool Level 3 6:30-7:20pm Level 4 6:30-7:20pm Level 5 6:30-7:20pm

Group Swim Lessons Cost: $39 for group lessons

Tuesday Night Classes: Meets April 8-June 3

Level 3 7:25-8:15pm Level 4 7:25-8:15pm What level is my child? Level 6 7:25-8:15pm Parent & Child Aquatics – child must be at least 18 months old, parent is in the water. Pre-School Aquatics – child must be at least 3 years old, parent is in the water. Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills helps students feel comfortable in the water Thursday Night Classes: Meets March 20–May 22 (no class March 27) and enjoy the water safely. West Hills Pool Skills include: Bobbing, blowing bubbles, opening eyes underwater, front & back Pre-School 5:00-5:30pm floats and glides. Parent & Child 5:30-6:00pm Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills gives students success with fundamental skills. Level 1 6:05-6:35pm Skills include: Submerging and holding breath, floating, treading water, combining Level 2 6:40-7:30pm arm and leg motions. Level 2 7:35-8:25pm Level 3 – Stroke Development builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper waters. Skills include: Head first entries, rotary breathing, survival & back floats, tread water, front crawl & elementary backstroke. Level 4 – Stroke Improvement develops confidence in the strokes learned and improves other aquatic skills. Skills include: Swimming underwater, survival swimming, front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly. Level 5 – Stroke Refinement provides further coordination and refinement of strokes. Skills include: Tuck and pike dives, flip turns, front and back crawl, elementary Part of the Owatonna community since 1947. backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly. Gopher Sport is a leading direct marketing company of unique, high-quality, Level 6 – Swimming and Skill Proficiency refines strokes so students swim with ease, innovative sports, physical education, fitness and early childhood products. efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances. Visit us online at: • • 507-451-7470 • 2525 Lemond St SW, Owatonna, MN 55060

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Saturday Morning Classes: Meets March 22-May 24 (no class March 29) West Hills Pool Parent & Child Pre-School Level 1 Level 2 Level 1 Level 2

9:00-9:30am 9:30-10:00am 10:00-10:30am 10:35-11:25am 11:30am-12:00pm 12:05-12:55pm

Supporting Recreation... and a Whole Lot More.

Private Swim Lessons

Cost: $100 for one student, $150 for two students (same family, scholarships not available) Location: West Hills Tennis & Fitness Center Pool Private swim lessons with a certified Water Safety Instructor. Each class meets five times for 30 minutes each. If there are two students in a class, the students must be within one level of each other. You may not sign up for two classes for the same person until a week after registration opens.

Session 1

Mondays 6:00pm Mondays 6:30pm Fridays 4:00pm Fridays 4:30pm Fridays 5:00 pm Sundays 4:00pm Sundays 4:30pm Sundays 5:00 pm

Session 2

Sunday/Monday 4:00pm/6:00pm Sunday/Monday 4:30pm/6:30pm Friday 4:00pm Friday 4:30pm Friday 5:00pm

April 7-May 5 April 7-May 5 April 4-May 2 April 4-May 2 April 4-May 2 April 6-May 11 (no class April 20) April 6-May 11 (no class April 20) April 6-May 11 (no class April 20) May 12, 18, 19, June 1, 2 May 12, 18, 19, June 1, 2 May 9-June 6 May 9-June 6 May 9-June 6

For over 55 years, the Owatonna Foundation has awarded grants totaling over $11 million for projects that touch every aspect of our lives in the following categories:

• Recreation

- Sports, Leisure, Family fun

• Community

- People, Parks, Places

• Education

- Literary, Scientific, Historic

• The Arts

- Musical,Visual, Cultural

preserving the past

building the present

funding the future

Mail donations to: Owatonna Foundation P.O. Box 642 • Owatonna, MN 55060 For more information call: Suzy Meneguzzo at 507-455-2995 email: website:

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Therapeutic Recreation Program Our recreation program offers a variety of leisure options for youth and adults with disabilities. We provide an adaptive format as well as opportunities for inclusion. Our policy within the Therapeutic Recreation program is to plan for the person first, the disability second, and to encourage the independent pursuit of personal leisure interests. Our goal is to make recreation and leisure choices available to everyone, and our objective is to accommodate individuals with necessary adaptations so they may participate as fully as their non-disabled peers.

Membership Benefits:

•A newsletter six times a year, providing a calendar of trips, special events, weekly scheduled activities and program information. •Transportation to local activities for members within city limits, for Night Club programs. •Experienced Park and Recreation staff facilitating programs and events. •Discount on membership fees to the West Hills Tennis & Fitness Center •Access to resources and agencies such as ADD, Special Olympics, Project ABLE, and other advocates for persons with disabilities. •Scholarships and financial assistance available upon request.

Inclusion in Youth Programs

Youth with disabilities or health concerns are encouraged to participate in youth sports, aquatics, trips and summer programs. The inclusion policy of this program provides all children registered to participate with an equal advantage. Adaptive equipment, program modifications and other accommodations are used to assist the individual as needed. Individualized consultation with parents and coordination with the coach or instructor help make the transition possible. In addition, all coaches, aquatic staff and summer staff receive resource information for working with the child in their training sessions. Requests for one-to-one assistance is provided when possible. When enrolling your child in sports and other programs, please let staff know of medical conditions or other special needs. Information shared with a coach or instructor is confidential.

Adapted Groups Teen Club


that come from volunteering. We encourage members to attend without staff if possible. This group serves as a transition program between Teen Club and Night Club, and members will learn the importance of choosing and planning leisure options. • Meets weekly, Wednesdays 4:30-6:00pm, locations include SeniorPlace and other sites • Personal planner is required, planning sessions held every 6 weeks Details for Night Club, Teen Club, and LIFE • Membership registration packets are available at the TR office and must be submitted prior to starting. • Membership fee is $48 (includes tax) for six months, with fees due January 1 and July 1. • Weekly activity schedules appear in the TR newsletter and online at the Parks and Recreation website. • Programs operate year round, 43 weeks per year. • Questions, call Wendy Reller, Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator at 507-774-7360

13th Annual Spring Bowling Tournament

This tournament is open to all bowlers from our fall and winter league teams. Includes a catered dinner and awards program. • Monday April 28, 4:30-6:30pm • Sparetime Entertainment • Sign up during league April 7, 14 or 21

Kid’s Leisure Swim

This class is designed for ages 6-16 who have disabilities. The instructor is a qualified water safety instructor and experienced in making adaptations for the swimmer with special needs. If a WSI is unavailable, lifeguard staff will conduct a leisure swim session using games and water activities to promote physical exercise, socialization,

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This activity group is designed for ages 14-22 years, who have developmental disabilities and would benefit from social interaction and a place to meet friends. Activities include structured crafts, games, local trips/tours, and attending OHS events as a group. • Meets weekly, Thursdays 6:30-8:00pm, locations vary with activity

Night Club

This social group is designed for adults 22 years and older, who have developmental disabilities and mental health issues. This group is an extension of Teen Club and functions similarly. Activities are more age appropriate for adults, as we encourage the independent pursuit of leisure interest whenever possible. Night Club is a place to establish and cultivate friendships through recreation. • Meets weekly, Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm, locations include SeniorPlace and other sites • Transportation provided to members within the city limits for a minimal fee. Riders must call Owatonna Bus Company for pick up. (451-5262)


LIFE (Leisure Is for Everyone) is a leisure education program designed for individuals with disabilities, 20-35 years old. Members of the LIFE group learn skills necessary to make the most of their leisure time. While keeping involved in recreation activities and pursuing new friendships, they also learn to plan and organize their daily schedules outside of work using a personal planner. Our goals are to explore personal leisure interests and community resources; develop an understanding of self-advocacy and personal independence, and learn the rewards

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and independence in the water. Those using a wheelchair may use our pool lift to transfer in and out of the water. Anyone whose ability restricts them from using the locker rooms independently may use the bathroom and changing area located directly off the pool. A south side accessible entrance is available. If your child needs further 1:1 assistance, we ask you to provide a volunteer. Class limit is 8. Dates: Tuesdays, April 8 - June 3 Time: 6:00-7:00pm Location: West Hills Pool Cost: $39.00

Spring 2014

Men’s League

Team Fee: $380 (American League), $325 (other leagues) Tentative Nights of Play: American & Stripes – Wednesdays, Steele & Stars – Mondays and some Thursdays, Four Diamond & Straight River – Thursdays and some Tuesdays Men’s American League plays 24 games and includes double headers on most nights, other men’s leagues play 20 games with double headers many nights. Men’s fees include End of Year Tournament fee. If you do not wish to play in the post-season tournament, you must request a refund from the Owatonna Softball Association by July 1st.

Women’s League

Adult Programs

Team Fee: $195 Night of Play: Thursday Women’s teams play 12 games during the season. Recreational women’s teams may choose to play with the co-rec league’s bottom league, that league is allowed to have as many women on the team and field as they want.

Adult Slowpitch Softball

Co-Rec League

The Owatonna Park and Recreation Department in cooperation with the Owatonna Slow Pitch Softball Association offers organized leagues in Men’s, Women’s and CoRec softball. Games are played from early May through late August at the Fairgrounds softball complex. • Registration materials are available at the Parks and Recreation Office and online. • Individuals wishing to find a team should call 507-444-4321 to be put on a list. • Team registration deadline is Wednesday, March 12 at 4:30pm. • Mandatory Managers Meeting is April 23 at 6pm at the Eagles, schedules will be available.


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Team Fee: $195 Night of Play: Tuesday The unique rules governing Co-Rec Softball help the sport remain recreational. CoRec plays a total of 12 games. The bottom league is recreational and teams can play games with as many women as they want.

Team Entry Fees

Entry Fees are due on or before Wednesday, March 12. Pay at Parks and Recreation Office, checks are payable to Owatonna Softball Association.

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Player Fees

Player fees are due before the first night of play. Checks are payable to Owatonna Parks & Recreation. All fees include tax and a Softball Association fee for field improvements. ($10 for women/co-rec and $15 for men).



Monthly Yearly Yearly ACH Individual $46.00 $320.00 $39/Month Junior $30.00 $252.00 $26/Month Men’s League $45 for Owatonna and Steele County residents, $55 for outside Steele Couple $50.00 $420.00 $42/Month County Family $56.00 $470.00 $47/Month Women’s League $40 for Owatonna and Steele County residents, $55 for outside Steele **A Tennis/Fitness Combo membership includes everything in the Fitness and Tennis County memberships. Co-Rec League $40 for Owatonna and Steele County residents, $55 for outside Steele County

Fitness Center Day Pass


If you are interested in umpiring call the Park and Recreation Office at 507-4444321 for more details. A clinic to discuss local rules, expectations, and to hand out assignments and schedules will be held in April.

West Hills Tennis and Fitness Center Phone number – 444-4290 West Hills Tennis & Fitness, located at 502 Dunnell Drive, has amenities that include 6 indoor tennis courts, pool, sauna, walking track, basketball court, locker rooms with showers, a weight and cardio room that includes a full line of Cybex machines, dumbbells, free weights, elliptical machines, StairMasters, stationary bikes, arc trainers, and treadmills. No Annual Contracts Required! Pick your length of membership or drop in as your schedule permits for a daily fee. Check to see if your company provides a discount, if not, check with us about getting one set up. We participate with several health insurance providers to help you stay fit. We’ve partnered with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota, UCare, Health Partners, Preferred One and South Country Health Alliance to offer those with coverage special fitness programs.

Monday through Friday $4.00 Saturday and Sunday $5.00 Ages 2 & under (1 child/1 adult) FREE (with paid adult)

Upcoming Specials:

March - The Luck of the Draw- Each day pass purchased enters the guest into a drawing to win a free monthly membership. April - Spring into Action- Purchase a monthly membership and get entered into a drawing for free monthly membership of equal or lesser value.

Facility Hours:

Tennis Center, Weight & Cardio Rooms, Track, Sauna Monday-Thursday 6:00am-9:30pm Friday 6:00am-7:00pm Saturday 8:00am-6:00pm Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm

Membership Rates Tennis

(tax not included)

Monthly Yearly Yearly ACH Individual $36.00 $300.00 $30/Month Junior $20.00 $168.00 $17/Month Couple $45.00 $378.00 $39/Month Family $50.00 $420.00 $42/Month **A Tennis membership includes open court time in the Tennis Center.


Monthly Yearly Yearly ACH Individual $36.00 $255.00 $30/Month Junior $20.00 $168.00 $17/Month Couple $41.00 $275.00 $33/Month Family $46.00 $295.00 $35/Month Summer Pass: Memorial Day to Labor Day (Individual) $60.00 (Couple or Family) $75.00 **A Fitness membership provides unlimited access to the basketball court, weight room, cardio room, sauna, pool (during open swim times), running track and locker rooms/showers.

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Open Swim Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Saturday and Sunday

6:00am-7:15am 7:00pm-9:00pm 1:00pm-4:00pm

Additional Hours may be available during school breaks, facility closed Easter Day. Looking for a place to host a birthday party, church group event or just to have a drop-in group get together? Private rentals are available for the swimming pool, basketball court and/ or room space. Contact us for more information.

Spring 2014

Brooktree Golf Course One of the finest municipal golf courses in Southern Minnesota, Brooktree is a regulation 18-hole, par 71 covering 6400 yards. The course is open from MarchNovember weather permitting. The Clubhouse is opening March 1 for the purchase of season passes. All age restrictions are as of March 15. A $5.00 Brooktree Golf Association fee is included in the season pass rates, per person. Phone: 507-444-2467

WATER AEROBICS (fee includes tax)

2014 Rates (does not include tax, a $10 surcharge will be added to all rates, per person)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday $27 per month Choose one: 7:30-8:25am or 8:30-9:25am or 9:30-10:25am Tuesday, Thursday $18 per month Choose one: 6:15-7:10am or 8:00-8:55am or 4:00-4:55pm Monday, Wednesday 4:00-4:55pm $18 per month Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:00-5:55pm $27 per month Saturday 8:00-8:55am $9 per month

Senior Couple - two person season pass, residing in the same household. Both

March – April - May Classes

parties must be 55 years of age or older. $600- Full Season, $102 monthly, based on a six month auto payment $360- Three Month Pass valid June, July and August

Senior Single - Must be 55 years of age or older. $441- Full Season Pass, $76 monthly, based on a six month auto payment $265- Three Month Pass valid June, July and August

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Adult Single - Must be between the age of 26 and 54. $477- Full Season Pass, $82 monthly, based on a six month auto payment $290- Three Month Pass valid June, July and August

Green Fees

Family - Must live in the

$75 – Five 9-hole rounds $140 – Ten 9-hole rounds $260 – Twenty 9-hole rounds

same household and be immediate family members, maximum of 2 adults, includes all children under the age of 18. $638- Full Season Pass, $109 monthly, based on a six month auto payment $385- Three Month Pass valid June, July and August

Young Adult - Must be between the age of 18 and 25. $320- Full Season Pass, $56 monthly, based on a six month auto payment $195- Three Month Pass valid June, July and August Junior - Must be between the age of 10 and 17.

$173- Full Season Pass, $31 monthly based on a six month auto payment $105- Three Month Pass valid June, July and August $25- Junior Golf Program Special – unlimited play, valid for 30 days after completion of the Park and Recreation Junior Golf Program

9 Holes:


$16 – Monday through Thursday $20 – Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Holidays $26 – Monday through Thursday $31 – Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Holidays

18 Holes:

Punch Cards

$125 Five 18-hole rounds $220 Ten 18-hole rounds


Seniors – Monday-Thursday - 9 Holes with cart $20 or 18 holes with cart $30 Seniors – if you’re a SeniorPlace member, receive $15 off a full season pass. Military – must present active Military ID – 9 Holes with cart $20 or 18 holes with cart $30


Mulligan Mondays! Great specials EVERY Monday – watch for e-mail updates and monthly special schedule on the website and Facebook page. Offers good after 11 a.m. until dusk & excludes holidays. Bonus Buddy! Bring in new season pass holder (cannot have held a pass since 2010), and you both receive $50 off. Some restrictions apply.

Power Carts –(Tax included in prices)

$9 for 9 holes, per person, per round $14 for 18 holes, per person, per round $60 – 10 Passes for 9 holes, per person $100 – 10 passes for 18 holes, per person $110 – 20 Passes for 9 holes, per person $140 – 20 passes for 18 holes, per person Trail fee for personal carts - $360, $300 for seniors (does not include tax)

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Owatonna Parks & Trails

26th Street NW

Central Park

Main Street/E & W Park Square/Broadway


Crocus Park

Glendale Street


Dartts Park

Mineral Springs Road or Cherry Street



Fairgrounds Park

18th Street SE or Austin Road



Falkland Meadows

Dane Road


Fremont Park

Front Street


Hammann Park

Rice Lake Street


Hazel Park

Kelly Street



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Jaycee Park

Rice Lake Street

Kaplan’s Woods Parkway Kriesel Park

Mosher Avenue/18th Street SW/W. School Street 225 H 26th Street NE 8

Kriesel’s Woods park

Dane Road

Lake Chase

County Road 45 N

Leo Rudolph Nature Reserve

Young Drive or Jeffrey Drive


Manthey Park

3rd Avenue NE or Cedar Avenue North

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Elm Street or Mineral Spring Road

Mineral Springs Park

Cherry Street/Mineral Springs Parkway




Morehouse Park

School Street/Mill Street/Bridge Street




North Bluff Park

Northridge Lane


Owatonna Soccer Complex

Smith Avenue

River Springs Water Park

St. Paul Road

15 H 10

Sid Kinyon Tennis Courts

Smith Avenue and Havana Road

Summer’s Park

North Cedar Street

Walter H. Gainey Park

Selby Avenue or Lemond Road

West Hills Willow Park








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State Avenue or Florence Avenue








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Cashman Park



Smith Avenue


Cherry Street

Buecksler Park


Brooktree Golf Course












16th Street SW



Brown Park




Park Name


Buxton Trail, Kaplan’s Woods Parkway Trail, Cashman Crossing, and the Muckle Trail. Maps are available at the Parks & Recreation office. Hours: Open 24 hours


Hard Surface Trails


Brown, Buecksler, Cashman, Central, Crocus, Dartts, Falkland Meadows, Fremont, Gainey, Hammann, Hazel, Jaycee, Kaplan’s Woods Parkway, Kriesel, Kriesel’s Woods Park, Lake Chase, Manthey, Maple Creek Greenbelt, Mineral Springs, Morehouse, North Bluff Park, Leo Rudolph Nature Reserve, River Springs Water Park, Sommer’s Park, West Hills, Willow, and Steele Country Fairgrounds Park. Hours: 6:00am until 11:00pm.


City Parks


Spring 2014

Trail Rules: The trail system has been created to provide a variety of recreational uses and opportunities for residents and visitors. To ensure the trail system is a safe and fun place for all users, please follow the rules of the road. • Stay as near to right side of the trail as you can while still traveling safely. • Travel in a consistent and predictable manner. • Cyclists and in-line skaters should pass on the left when going by others moving in the same direction. Look ahead and back to be sure the lane is clear before pulling out to pass, then give a warning signal by voice, bell, or horn before passing. • Yield when entering or crossing trails and roadways. • When traveling in a group, use only half the trail, so as not to block the flow of traffic.



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Pets must be on a leash. You are responsible for cleaning up after your pets. Dispensers with “pooper-scoopers” are available on each trail. Trails are recreational. Cyclists and in-line skaters may not race or use excessive speed. Please report any misuse, vandalism, or maintenance problem to 507-444-4321 or 507-444-3800.

In-Line Rink

Available for use at Morehouse Park. Lighting can be activated by following instructions next to the walk-in door. Reservations can also be made for exclusive use through the Park and Recreation office at no charge.

Owatonna Soccer Complex

Lincoln School is home to the complex, and has nine fields exclusively for soccer use. Softball/baseball practice and golfing are NOT allowed on the fields.

Tennis Courts

Sixteen city-owned tennis courts are available. Manthey Park Courts (also striped for Pickleball), Sid Kenyon Courts (near Lincoln School), Brown Park Courts (artificial turf) and Dartts Park Courts. Six indoor courts are available at the Tennis Center at West Hills.



Both the reservation fee and refundable damage deposit must be paid at the time of reservation.

Pavilion Rental Policies

Cancellation by the renting party must give notice one month prior to the reservation and the rental fee will be refunded, less a $10 cancellation fee. Notice less than one month prior will not be refunded. If the Parks and Recreation Department finds it necessary to cancel a pavilion reservation, a full refund will be given. Alcohol is allowed at all parks, except at Central Park, Cashman Park and Kaplan’s Wood Parkway, or Owatonna Soccer Complex. Glass containers are not allowed in any parks. Permits for large containers are required. Permits are available at the Parks & Recreation office for $10 and an additional damage deposit of $50. Minnesota Statue 340 regulates against the sale of alcoholic beverages.

Garbage - Pavilion renters are reminded that they are responsible for picking up and disposing of all garbage that is created by users into garbage cans provided or they could forfeit the damage deposit.

Chalet - No smoking is allowed in the Warsinski Chalet. Balloons are not allowed.

Keys should be picked up one or two business days before the rental. Damage deposits will be forfeit for anyone using balloons or failing to return their key. A $50 Pavilions are available at Brown Park, Dartts Park (small and large), Fairgrounds Park, Gainey Park, Jaycee Park, Kaplan’s Woods Parkway, Manthey Park (small and fee will be charged if the parks on-call person is called to open the Chalet on the day large), Mineral Springs Park (small and large), Morehouse Park (large and Warsinski of the event. Chalet), and Owatonna Soccer Complex.

Pavilion Reservations are now available on-line!

Use your MaxSolutions account to reserve for either a half or whole day. Reservations may also be made at the Parks & Recreation office, and may be made up to a year in advance. Rates vary depending on pavilion size and length of rental.

Event and Special Use Permits

Any park use other than a private party rental will require an event or special use permit to be completed. These uses would include tournaments, fundraising events, Central Park stage, festivals, or any other event that requires additional assistance from park, street or other city crews; or a request to waive fees.

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SeniorPlace A Division of the Park & Recreation Department of the City of Owatonna 500 Dunnell Drive, Owatonna, MN 55060 507-444-4280



The mission of Owatonna SeniorPlace is to involve, enrich and empower adults 50 years of age or better to live as independently as possible in our community.  We do this by promoting wellness through recreational, educational and social opportunities as well as being a referral source for services available within our area. Activities and programming of the center emphasize creating and maintaining independence in all phases of life.

Owatonna SeniorPlace is a place for leisure and recreational pursuits for adults over 50 years of age. Membership is $37.41 per person (includes tax) annually, January through December. As a member you also receive discounts to various businesses who are part of our member partnership program.


SeniorPlace is located in the West Hills Complex and hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm.

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43rd Street Pub & Grill Abraham Consulting Technologies Alexander Lumber Anytime Fitness Arby’s Barber’s Exceptional Beauti Nails Bridge Street Chiropractic Brooktree Golf Course Buck’s Pizza Cash Wise Floral Shoppe Central Park Coffee Culvers of Owatonna

These businesses offer discounts to SeniorPlace members.

Curves Dairy Queen Domino’s Pizza East Wind Buffet El Tequila Mexican Restaurant – Owatonna Expert Tire Famous Dave’s BBQ Farmer’s Feed & Pet Supply Fireside Coffee Beans Gillespie Beauty Salon Godfather’s Pizza Grace’s Mexican Restaurant

Room Rentals Available

Great for weddings, birthdays, retirements, meetings, showers, or family gettogethers! Rooms (capacity): Multi-Purpose Room with kitchen (160), Board Room (50), East Meeting Room (35), West Meeting Room with kitchen (50), South Meeting Room (12), 3rd Floor North Meeting Room, 2nd Floor North Meeting Room Call SeniorPlace for rates and availability.

AARP Driver Safety Course This course qualifies drivers 55+ for a 10% reduction

in their car insurance. An eight-hour course is required if you have not taken this before. The four-hour refresher class is required every three years for your continuation of your 10% car insurance discount. A certificate is provided for your insurance company. Payment due at time of registration ($19 AARP member, $24 non-member). Refresher Classes – March 6 (12:30pm), March 18 (6:00pm), April 3 (12:30pm), April 8 (6:00pm), April 21 (6:00pm), April 30 (8:30am)

Medicare Basics – The ABCD’s will be held March 11 and 13 from 5:30-8:00pm.

Cost is $3 for members/$5 for non-members. Learn all of your options, how to save, prevent fraud, and resources that help you make decisions. Jerry Roberts, certified State Health Insurance Program Counselor with the Senior LinkAge Line®.

Enrichment Opportunities

Beginning Windows computer skills – meets March 10, 12 & 14 from 9:00-11:00am. $25 fee Intermediate Windows computer skills – meets March 17, 19 & 21 from 9:0011:00am. $25 fee Open Computer Lab – no charge during operating hours, lab closed during classes. Home Instead – Techniques to Handle Challenging Behaviors – March 25 from 4:00-5:00pm Home Instead – Activities to Encourage Engagement – March 25 from 5:00-6:00pm Will Advice Clinic – February 25 from 8:00am-12:00pm – call for appointment. No fee.

Special Events/Trips

St. Patrick’s Day Meal – March 17 – entertainment at 10:30am, meal served at 11:30am, call Semcac Senior Dining (455-3195) to register Minnesota Timberwolves – March 26 – bus leaves at 5:00pm, register by March 15. $66.26 for members, $71.60 for non-members

Great Clips Hair Studio One Harland’s Tire Holiday Inn & Suites Hy-Vee Karl’s TV & Appliance Kottke Jewelers Larry’s Liquor Little Professor Book Center Mark’s Repair Noble RV Papa Murphy’s Pizza Hut

Quizno’s Subs, Soups & Salads Sisters Salon & Day Spa South Oak Express Lube Sparetime Entertainment The Third Hand Video Productions Tone Music Turtle Creek Nursery Walgreens Watt’s Line Hair Design West Hills Tennis & Fitness Center Wholesale Tire

What’s Going on in March & April Mondays

8:30am – Weightlifting (Multi-Purpose Room) 8:30am – Pickleball (National Guard Armory) 9:00am – Quilting (Quilting Room) 10:30am – Chair Aerobics (3rd Floor Lobby) 12:45pm – Cribbage (3rd Floor West Meeting Room) 1:00pm – Woodcarving (Multi-Purpose Room) 3:15pm – Weightlifting (Multi-Purpose Room)

Board of Directors meeting – March 3, 2:00pm (Board Room) Knitting & Crocheting – March 10 & 24, 1:00pm (Quilting Room)


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8:15am – Golden Kiwanis (Multi-Purpose Room) 9:00am – Billiards 9:00am – Mah Jongg (2nd Floor West Meeting Room) 12:00pm – Pfeffer (2nd Floor West Meeting Room) 12:45pm – Hand & Foot cards (2nd Floor North Meeting Room) 1:30pm – Golden Tones (Multi-Purpose Room) 3:45pm – Zumba Gold (Multi-Purpose Room)

Dance with Big Ben & Brian Concertina at Elks Club – March 4, 1:00pm Tax Preparation Assistance – call for an appointment


8:30am – Weightlifting (Multi-Purpose Room) 8:30am – Pickleball (Multi-Purpose Room) 9:30am – Tai Chi (Multi-Purpose Room) 12:30pm – Table Tennis (Multi-Purpose Room) 1:00pm – Bridge, Pinochle & Mexican Train (2nd Floor West Meeting nd Room, 2 Floor North Meeting Room, Quilting Room) 3:15pm – Weightlifting (3rd Floor Lobby) Repose Massage – call for an appointment Health Insurance Counseling – March 5 & 19, call for an appointment Foot clinic – March 12 & 26, call for an appointment

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9:00am – Balloon Volleyball (2nd Floor West Meeting Room) 9:40am – KRFO Radio 10:00am – Pilates (Multi-Purpose Room) 10:30am – Chair Aerobics (Multi-Purpose Room) 12:00pm – Pfeffer (2nd Floor West Meeting Room) 12:45pm – Hand & Foot (2nd Floor North Meeting Room) 3:45pm – Zumba Gold (Multi-Purpose Room) Tax Preparation Assistance – call for an appointment


8:30am – Weightlifting (Multi-Purpose Room) 8:30am – Pickleball (National Guard Armory) 8:45am – 500 cards (2nd Floor West Meeting Room) 9:30am – Tai Chi (Multi-Purpose Room) 12:30pm – Bingo (Multi-Purpose Room) 1:00pm – Darts (Billards Room) 1:00pm – Pinochle (2nd Floor North Meeting Room) 3:15pm – Weightlifting (3rd Floor Lobby)

Mark Your Calendars! Grandparent and Grandchild Bowling Tournament at Sparetime – March 1st 11th Annual Senior & Caregiver Expo – May 7th Keynote Speaker is Ron Schara & Raven from Minnesota Bound, starting at 12 noon with pictures to follow. Antique Appraisal, starting at 10:00am – May 31st

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Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum Phone: 507-774-7369 E-mail: Website:

The property of the Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children, now known as the West Hills Complex, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a Historic District since December 28, 2010. Learn the history of the Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children • • • • •

Tour Cottage 11, original cottage that housed boys 6-13 (1923-1945) Cemetery (learn the history of 198 children buried there) State School Museum (inside City Administration Building) Call for group tours by Harvey Ronglien (State Schooler) Outdoor Audio Tour Stations-seasonal May 1 - November 1

Museum Hours:

Monday - Friday: 7:00am-5:00pm (Main Entrance) Saturday & Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm (Enter through the Owatonna Arts Center)

Cottage 11 Hours:

Tuesday – Sunday: 1:00pm-3:00pm Tours: Self-guided tours of the main Museum, Cottage 11 & grounds tour are free of charge. (Donations are appreciated.) Guided tours, including a presentation by State School ward Harvey Ronglien, are available. Please contact the Orphanage Museum for details & reservations.

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Hold on Tight! It’s almost time to jump into summer!

River Springs Water Park will be opening its doors June 6th starting at 4:00 p.m.! Stop into the Parks & Recreation office to pick up your water park gift certificates.

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Steele County Fairgrounds

Friday, May 2

Friday Night Spring Bash 4:30 p.m. - Guns & Hoses game on Diamond 1 4:30 p.m. - Industrial Park Battle on Diamond 2, 3, & 4

Legends of Softball Reunion 4:00 p.m. - Midnight Hitchville playing under the cement tent 9 p.m. to midnight

Famous Pork Patties & Refreshments available

160 local and area teams For more information go to Facebook: “Corky’s Early Bird Men’s Softball Classic” or contact Loren Dietz - 456-2618

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