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Youth Programs

BOOST

Bringing Out-of-School Time Opportunities to Our Youth!

Youth Winter/Spring 2017

Tons of new classes!

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Family Opportunities Mighty Mudders Mud Run! Ages 6-13 Join us for the 1st Annual Mighty Mudders Mud Run! Arrive between 9:40-10:00 a.m. and kids will run in waves as the course clears. Run, jump, climb, and slide your way through obstacles around Glen Lake Elementary school grounds. The course is approximately ½ mile (run it twice if you’d like) and includes fun and challenging obstacles with a mud pit at the finish line. All participants will receive a T-shirt. Please wear clothing that can get dirty and bring a change of clothes for after the race! Registration deadline: May 15. #Y645: 1 session - limit 80 $29

Saturday, May 20 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Glen Lake Elementary GL1 Softball

Mother & Son Event!

Superhero Date Night!

Grades K-6 (plus 1 adult) City of Golden Valley Park & Recreation Boys, grab your mom (or favorite adult sidekick) and join us to save the day from treacherous super villains! Dress as your favorite superhero (adults too) and show off your superpowers while participating in superpower skill stations. Race through a giant inflatable obstacle course, meet and collect autographs from your favorite superheroes, enter to win super prizes, and more! Price includes two slices of pizza, a cookie, and a beverage per person. #Y643: 1 session - limit 40 $29 per pair

Friday, February 10 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Meadowbrook Elementary Gym

Enchanted Stars

Little Girls & Their Favorite Guy

Friday, February 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Eisenhower Community Center

Girls, ages 4-12, and their dad, uncle, grandfather, or friend will enjoy an enchanted evening together with refreshments, dancing, Bling Shop, photo opportunities, and more. For details see page 4, or visit HopkinsCommunityEd.org

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Hopkins BOOST Youth Classes & Activities • K-6

Quick Guide By School UpdatesU Art/Drama p. 2 Absolutely Amazing Cartoons Enchanted Academy Ultimate Manga Mud Buddies: Kids Pottery Art Studio Emoji Craze! Creative Cartooning Archeology Drawings Beyond Pokémon Art Class Mother’s Day Palette Tool Painting Abrakadoodle Sparkly, Glittery Art 3D Minecraft Masterpiece Intro to Improv.: Creating New Worlds Drama Club Youth Dance Special Interest p. 4 Digital Photography Tips for Kids Mother and Son Superhero Date Night Mannerly Manners Escapade Red Cross Babysitting Enchanted Stars Dance Concordia Language Club: Spanish Princess for a Day Spring Horse Riding Camp Firearms Safety Flight Club Discover Magic Purple Wand Course Mighty Mudders Mud Run Cake Decorating Wars Creative Candy Art Cookie Decorating Bakers Delight Parent/Child Cooking Fun Sports p. 7 MNYC O.G. HOOPS Kung Fu-Wu Shu Intro to Kendama Kids Aikido Blizzard Ski School TGA Premier Golf Winter Bowling League Skyhawks Basketball Archery Instruction Alpine Ski Team Cheerleading Fun Hopkins Youth Lacrosse Clinic Skyhawks Flag Football Hopkins Kids Track League Youth Floor Hockey Spring Skateboard Clinic Teen Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga S.T.E.M. & Chess p. 10 LEGO Robotics: Lets Play Soccer! LEGO S.T.E.M. Fun! LEGO Machines Robotic Builders: Battlebots Science Explorers CSI Robotics: Robot Surgeons Science at Work Rainforest Island Slither and Slime Hopkins Youth Chess Tournament Grandmasters of Chess: Winter Grandmasters of Chess: Spring Elementary Chess Club Chess Club at Meadowbrook Software Engineering: Scratch Video Video Game Creation Advanced Minecraft Mods XinXing Enrichment p. 12 Chinese Chorus Chinese Calligraphy Chinese Painting

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Art, Drama, & Dance Absolutely Amazing Cartoons

Grades K-5 Young Rembrandts This entertaining program combines Young Rembrandts’ innovative, hands-on teaching method with light-hearted subject matter that engages children, their sense of humor, and their vivid imaginations. Maintaining a quick pace and drawings that tell a story also help kids to stay on-task, find new solutions to a problem, and communicate ideas through pictures — skills with lifetime benefits! #Y636 Alice Smith: 4 sessions - limit 20 $44 Wed., Feb. 8-Mar. 1 4:05-5:05 pm Alice Smith Elementary Media Center #Y636 Gatewood: 2 sessions - limit 20 $24 Mon., Feb. 27 & Mar. 6 4:05-5:05 pm Gatewood Elementary 122 #Y636 Glen Lake: 4 sessions - limit 20 $44 Tu., Feb. 14-Mar. 7 3:30-4:30 pm Glen Lake Elementary 114 #Y636 Tanglen: 4 sessions - limit 20 $44 Thurs., Feb. 16-Mar. 9 3:30-4:30 pm Tanglen Elementary 111

NEW! Enchanted Academy

Grades K-6 Young Rembrandts Be prepared to be whisked away to an enchanted academy where nothing is as it seems. Experience the majesty of the great dining hall as you illustrate a beautiful graphic. Amuse yourself in the notso-ordinary life of the Academy with a plethora of cartoon drawings! #Y665: 1 session - limit 20 $24 Thurs., Feb. 9 6:00-8:00 pm Eisenhower Elementary 232

NEW! Art Studio-Emoji Craze!

Grades K-5 Watch Me Draw You’ve texted them, now you can paint and sculpt them! This three-week session will be all about your favorite emojis or creating new ones. Make emojis with your own style and flair in this super fun class. Your emojis will be painted on real canvas boards and sculpted with clay — all ready for display after each class! #Y630 Eisenhower: 3 sessions - limit 20 $39 Tu., Feb. 14-28 3:30-4:30 pm Eisenhower Elementary 232 #Y630 Gatewood: 2 sessions - limit 20 $29 Wed., Mar. 29 & Apr. 5 4:05-5:05 pm Gatewood Elementary 122 #Y630 Meadowbrook: 3 sessions - limit 20 $39 Wed., Feb. 8-22 4:05-5:05 pm Meadowbrook Elementary 208 #Y630 Tanglen: 3 sessions - limit 20 $39 Wed., Apr. 26-May 10 3:30-4:30 pm Tanglen Elementary 111

NEW! Creative Cartooning

Grades 3-7 Harry Pulver Join professional cartoonist Harry Pulver in this new class! With new developments in infographics, graphic novels, comics, and web applications, cartooning can be an effective means of creative problem solving and visual communication. In this introductory class, students will enjoy brainstorming and visual problem solving, employing these techniques to design fun characters and both single and four-panel cartoons. #Y646: 1 session - limit 10 $24 Mon., Mar. 27 6:00-8:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 213

NEW! Ultimate Manga

Grades 1-5 Abrakadoodle Join Abrakadoodle and explore the Japanese art of animation. Learn about the basics of head and facial features plus body shapes, animals, and more! Following our simple steps, we’ll learn to draw famous characters like Pokémon as well as other animated characters. Get ready for super fun with Ultimate Manga! #Y667: 1 session - limit 16 $24 Sat., Mar. 4 10:00 am-12:00 pm Eisenhower Elementary 232

NEW! Archeology Drawings

Grades K-6 Young Rembrandts Explore the mysterious world of the past with Young Rembrandts! We will investigate decorative objects in the treasured tombs including sarcophagi, hieroglyphics, and more. #Y666: 1 session - limit 20 $24 Thurs., Apr. 6 6:00-8:00 pm Eisenhower Elementary 232

NEW! Mud Buddies: Kids Pottery

Grades 3-6 Brittany Trushin Get creative with clay! Learn how to hand build mugs, an animal sculpture, name plaque, and more. This class will give you a great fundamental base of the great art form that is pottery. #Y680: 3 sessions - limit 14 $64 Fridays, March 3, 10, 17 6:00-7:30 pm Eisenhower Community Center 167

Art,Art/Drama/Dance Drama, & Dance NEW! Beyond Pokémon Art Class

Grades K-5 Kidcreate Studio Is your child going crazy for Pokémon Go? In this class, your child will put their Pokémon Go skills to work as they create Pokémon-inspired art. Kids will work with a variety of art materials as they make their own trading cards, Poké Balls, a Pokémoninspired creature, and a map of its habitat! #Y635 Eisenhower: 4 sessions - limit 20 $59 Wed., Apr. 19-May 10 3:30-4:30 pm Eisenhower Elementary 232 #Y635 Gatewood: 2 sessions - limit 20 $29 Tu., May 9 & 16 4:05-5:05 pm Gatewood Elementary 122 #Y635 Meadowbrook: 4 sessions - limit 20 $59 Tu., Mar. 14-Apr. 4 4:05-5:05 pm Meadowbrook Elementary 208 #Y635 Glen Lake: 3 sessions - limit 20 $59 Tu., Mar. 21-Apr. 4 3:30 - 4:50 pm Glen Lake Elementary 102

NEW! Mother’s Day Palette Tool Painting

Grades 2-6 Kris Holtmeyer See your favorite photo come to life on canvas! In this new introductory course, you will have an opportunity to create a beautiful Mother’s Day gift! Bring your own 8.5" x 11" color photocopy to class (or use one of the instructor’s as a guide). Have fun learning a new technique of painting by using only palette tools. You will enjoy learning this easy method for applying vibrant acrylic paints on your canvas, to create your own impressionistic work of art. All supplies included in class fee. #Y613: 1 session - limit 20 $29 Mon., Apr. 24 6:00-8:00 pm Eisenhower Elementary 232

Abrakadoodle Sparkly, Glittery Art

Grades K-4 Abrakadoodle Do you love art? How about paint and glitter? In this wildly creative class we’ll draw, paint, and collage using glitter, sequins and gems to make our artwork sparkle. We’ll also work with clay as we make a beautiful and sparkling clay art masterpiece. #Y629 Alice Smith: 3 sessions - limit 16 $39 Tu., Apr. 25-May 9 4:05-5:05 pm Alice Smith Elementary Cafeteria #Y629 Glen Lake: 4 sessions - limit 16 $54 Wed., Apr. 19-May 10 3:30-4:30 pm Glen Lake Elementary 114 #Y629 Meadowbrook: 4 sessions - limit 16 $54 Wed., Apr. 26-May 17 4:05-5:05 pm Meadowbrook Elementary 208

3D Minecraft Masterpiece

Grades K-5 Kidcreate Studio If you are a Minecraft® master, you will love this class! Construct a 3D diorama of a Minecraft scene and create characters with Model Magic® clay to add to your diorama. #Y641: 2 sessions - limit 20 $49 Wed., Mar. 22 & 29 6:00-8:00 pm Eisenhower Elementary 232

NEW! Intro to Improvisation: Creating New Worlds

Ages 8-12 Brave New Workshop Do you enjoy comedy and performing? In this program, you will explore the art of improv while laughing and having fun. Play new games, learn about teamwork, and perform exercises that will take your imagination to new places! #Y606: 2 sessions - limit 18 $39 Sat., Mar. 18 & 25 10:00 am-12:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 223

Drama Club

Age 6-13 Eric Olson The spring Drama Club will continue its long history of exciting productions! Actors will prepare and present a play to be showcased on May 25 at 7:00 p.m. All participants must be able to appear in the final performance. Both the dress rehearsal on May 23 and performance on May 25 will take place in the Hopkins Eisenhower Community Center Theater. Instructors have experience in theater, film, and music. #Y644: 14 sessions - limit 20 $99 Tu. & Thurs., Apr. 4-May 25 6:00-8:00 pm No class Apr. 11, 13 Meadowbrook Elementary 206

Youth Dance!

Grades 2-5 TranscenDance Studio Staff In this fun class, you will learn proper dance techniques and dance vocabulary. Participants will discover how to put combinations of moves together and express themselves through movement. All students will perform in a recital on June 3. #Y653: 8 sessions - limit 5 $105 Wed., Apr. 5-May 31 (no class Apr.12) 5:30-6:30 pm TranscenDance Xperience, 6885 Washington Ave S, Edina

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Special Interest Red Cross Babysitting

Digital Photography Tips and Techniques for Kids

Ages 8-12 Corinne Standish This class is about getting more out of your camera and getting the best shots possible. Whatever your interest, you’ll learn about — events, portraits, action, landscapes; composition, camera settings, and basic editing using software. We work individually and as a team. dSLR, mirrorless, point and shoot, and cell phones are welcome. Cameras are available to borrow. #Y682: 3 sessions - limit 8 $39 Thu., May 4, 11, 18 6:00-8:00 pm Eisenhower Elementary 232

Mother & Son: SuperHero Date Night!

Grades K-6 City of Golden Valley Parks and Rec Boys, grab your mom (or favorite adult sidekick) and join us to save the day from treacherous super villains! Dress as your favorite superhero (adults, too) and show off your superpowers while participating in superpower skill stations and racing through a giant inflatable obstacle course! Be ready to meet and collect autographs from your favorite superheroes! You will be entered for a chance to win super prizes, and more! Price includes two slices pizza, a cookie, and a beverage per person. #Y643: 1 session - limit 40 pairs $29 (Additional kids $9 each) Fri., Feb. 10 6:30-8:30 pm Meadowbrook Elementary Gym

Mannerly Manners® Escapade

Grades 2-5 Marilyn Pentel Success in life depends on great social skills. Mannerly Manners® has developed a fast-paced experience to help you polish your skills with fun, interactive activities. We will help you understand the importance of introductions, conversation, telephone, and table manners — the skills that help you to feel comfortable in any social situation. Fee includes individual attention, a reference manual, handouts, a dessert meal for table manners, and a certificate of completion — over $60 in materials. Parents, you are welcome to participate with your child at no additional cost! #Y607: 2 sessions - limit 12 $114 Mon., Feb. 13 & 20 6:00-8:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 209

Ages 11+ Sari Johnson Become the most popular babysitter in your neighborhood! Whether you are experienced or just beginning, this is the class for you. Learn basic child development, first aid, care for babies, dealing with emergencies, plus age-appropriate games and activities to reinforce concepts. You will receive a Red Cross certification, but you must be 11 years old by the end of this class and attend the entire course. Material fee of $15 is included in the class fee for the Red Cross Babysitting book and a CD that is yours to keep. Please bring a pen and paper for your notes and your own snack and beverage. #Y603A: 1 session - limit 12 $69 Sat., Feb. 18 8:30 am-4:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 213 #Y603B: 2 sessions - limit 12 $69 Sat., Apr. 15 & 22 8:30 am-1:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 213

Enchanted Stars Dance

Ages 4-12 Girls and their favorite guy — dad, uncle, grandfather, or friend — will enjoy an evening of fun activities, dancing, photos, refreshments, and games together at the Enchanted Stars Dance. Create unforgettable memories dancing to your favorite beats with music provided by a Zero Gravity Entertainment DJ. Check out our Bling Shop to purchase cool accessories to “bling out” your outfits. Pizza slices will be available for purchase. This event fills quickly, reserve your space today! #Y609: 1 session - limit 80 couples $29 (Additional kids $9) Fri., Feb. 24 6:30-8:30 pm Eisenhower Community Center

Online registration closes the day before each class begins. Please call our office at 952-988-4070 to register after this date.

School is out, have fun at Camp Royal on January 23! Grades 1-6 School is out—Camp Royal is in! Join us for a non-school day full of fun! In the morning, we’ll venture to Big Thrill Factory for unlimited play, laser tag, ropes course, and bumper cars. After working up an appetite, enjoy pizza and beverages for lunch. We’ll cap off the day by heading to Willow Creek Cinema for a childfriendly afternoon movie. Refreshments at the movie will not be provided. Included in the cost are all-day staff supervision, unlimited Big Thrill Factory package, pizza lunch, and movie ticket. #Y647: 1 session - limit 40 $59 Mon., Jan. 23 8:00 am-5:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center

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NEW! ¡Hola! Concordia Language Villages Spanish Club

Grades K-3 Concordia Language Villages Learn Spanish by engaging in Concordia Language Villages’ unique immersive environment, which emphasizes active engagement with thematic content. The theme for this session is Treasure Hunters! We’ll explore cultural treasures of the Spanish-speaking world, and use our emerging language skills to solve mini-mysteries, all the while using games, movement, art and music as our vehicles for language learning. All language levels welcome! #Y661: 5 sessions - limit 15 $99 Tu., Mar. 7-Apr. 4 6:00-7:30 pm Eisenhower Elementary 232

Princess For A Day

Ages 3-6 The Artistic Edge Everyone can be a princess! Join us for a fun-filled day of sparkles, glitter, and magic. Our princesses will enjoy a princess tea party, decorate a princess crown, learn a princess dance, and listen to a princess story. Participants should wear their favorite princess dress. For those that don’t have one, a dress will be provided for this magical ball. Participation fee includes all supplies. #Y672: 1 session - limit 12 $34 Sat., Mar. 11 10:00 am-12:00 pm Eisenhower Elementary 232

Firearms Safety Class

Ages 11+ David Klocek Learn about the safe handling of firearms and hunter responsibility in this 11 hour, DNR certification class. Demonstrate commonly accepted principles of safety in hunting and the handling of firearms, including live fire field experience at the Scale Training Facility in Jordan, MN. Meet at the Hopkins VFW at 8:15 am on April 29; bus will leave for the rifle range promptly at 8:20 am and return at 1:00 p.m. Class fee includes busing to the field experience. #Y621: 6 sessions - limit 50 $29 Tu. & Thurs., April 11-25 6:30-8:00 pm Sat., April 29 8:15 am-1:00 pm Hopkins VFW, 100 Shady Oak Rd., Hopkins

Friday Night Live!

Fun event for 5th & 6th graders January 20 and April 28. See page 13 for details!

Spring Horse Riding Camp Ages 6-18 Andrea Keacher Enjoy the excitement of horseback riding camp! Learn how to groom, tack-up, lead, and work with horses. Enjoy horse crafts and other activities such as horseshoe painting, braiding a horse’s mane, bathing horses, horse tag, and helping feed and water horses. Proper attire includes sneakers or boots (closed toe and heel), long pants, and layers depending on weather. Bring nut-free snacks, a water bottle, and a nut-free bag lunch. ASTM/SEI certified helmets provided. Signed waivers are required. This camp is run in partnership with HopkinsMinnetonka Recreation Services. Bus will pick up students at 8:15 a.m. inside Door B at Eisenhower Community Center to go to the Boulder Pointe Stables in Anoka. #Y662: 1 session - limit 8 $94 Fri., Mar. 24 8:00 am-4:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center Foyer

Just for Parents!

Talking About Race and Racism with Kids Denise Konen

What do you say to your kids, grandchildren, or students when they ask you questions about painful race related events in the news? Research has shown that children become more biased, confused, and unable to get along with others of different ethnic groups if race is not talked about openly. Together we can build our capacity for talking with children about race, racism, and whiteness that is supportive, grounded in the realities of the world, and hopeful. #8800: 5 sessions - limit 14 $79 A: Thurs., Jan. 19-Feb. 16 9:30-11:00 am B: Tu., Feb. 21-Mar. 21 7:00-8:30 pm Eisenhower Community Center 209

‘Screenagers’ Hopkins One Voice Are you watching your kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Join us for a community viewing of Screenagers, as physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics, and internet addiction. After the film, a panel of experts will discuss parenting challenges, answer questions from the audience, and provide tangible tools to support parents in taking control of the technology use within their families. #8802: 1 session FREE Tu., Mar. 28 6:30-8:30 pm Hopkins Center for the Arts Theater

Warp Speed: Parenting Tweens and Teens in a Digital Age Jessica Wong Technology is evolving more rapidly than our ability to understand its long-term impact on our society and our kids. This fun and interactive presentation will provide an overview of how kids are using technology, what they are using (such as popular apps), the impact technology is having on social and emotional development, and how to help kids use technology in a balanced and safe way. #8803: 1 session $5 per family Mon., Apr. 3 6:30-8:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 233

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NEW! Flight Club Grades 5-8

Midwest Drone Racing Learn basic flying techniques and get hands-on with flying a drone/quadcopter! In this fourweek course, you will learn about safety, FAA and local regulations, and maintenance. Fly through obstacles to challenge yourself with controlling and maneuvering the drone. The drones/quadcopters and transmitters will be supplied for each student for use during this course. At the conclusion of this course, you will receive an official certificate of completion from Midwest Drone Racing! #Y659: 4 sessions - limit 4 $64 Sat., Apr. 15-May 6 9:00-11:00 am Eisenhower Community Center Gym

MNYC O.G. HOOPS

NEW! Mighty Mudders Mud Run

Ages 6-13 Join us for the 1st Annual Mighty Mudders Mud Run! Arrive between 9:40-10:00 a.m. Kids will run in waves as the course clears. Run, jump, climb and slide your way through obstacles around Glen Lake Elementary. The course is approximately half a mile (run it twice if you’d like) and includes fun and challenging obstacles with a mud pit at the finish line. Space is limited! All kids will receive a T-shirt at the finish. Please wear clothing that can get dirty and bring a change of clothes for after the race! Registration deadline is May 15. #Y645: 1 session - limit 80 $29 Saturday, May 20 10:00 am-1:00 pm Glen Lake Elementary G1 Softball

Discover Magic: Purple Wand Course

Grades 2-6 Twin Cities Magic Academy Discover Magic: Purple Wand Course is an introductory magic course, which will boost confidence, improve communication skills, and teach cutting-edge magic tricks. Class includes a complete set of original tricks with color instructions and video vault unlocked with a secret word! All classes taught by the renowned Hudson, Master Magician. Last day of class will have a special performance! #Y623: 4 sessions - limit 12 $99 Mon., May 1-22 6:00-7:45 pm Eisenhower Community Center 213

Be your own chef! Cake Decorating Wars

Grades 6-9 Kris Holtmeyer Have you ever wanted to decorate a cake? Do you like competitions? Then you will definitely want to take this class! Team up with a friend or work with new friends, and let the fun begin! You and your teammates will brainstorm designs and then strategically decorate your team’s cake using colorful bags of icing and a variety of decorating metal tips to create your masterpiece. Who will win? All artistic abilities welcome. #Y611: 1 session - limit 20 $29 Mon., Mar. 13 6:00-8:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 210

NEW! Creative Candy Art

Grades 2-6 Kris Holtmeyer Do you have a sweet tooth? Have fun creating, shaping, and dipping lots of treats to share with your family and friends. All artistic abilities welcome! Supplies are included in this class. #Y619: 1 session - limit 20 $29 Mon., Feb. 27 6:00-8:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 210

Baker’s Delights

Grades 2-6 Tonya Christianson Discover fundamental techniques used by baking professionals in this hands-on course. Discover the basics to ensure a unique and tasty product that the whole family will enjoy. Learn how to measure, mix, and create just like a real pastry chef! If you have a flair for food and fun, this class is for you! Class fee covers all material costs. #Y624: 2 sessions - limit 15 $34 Wed., Mar. 8 & 15 6:30-8:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 210

Adult & Child Class!

NEW! Parent/Child Cooking Fun

Ages 8-18 Tonya Christianson Work together to learn new recipes for the whole family to enjoy. Take home multiple yummy items that are cooked from scratch, with guidance from Chef Tonya. Class fee covers all material costs. #Y625: 1 session - limit 8 $29 per pair Wed., May 10 6:00-8:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 210

NEW! Cookie Decorating

Grades 6-9 Kris Holtmeyer Are you looking for a creative Mother’s Day gift? Then you will definitely want to participate in this fun edible art class! Create your own designs or use the instructor’s photos as guides. Have fun learning basic preparation and easy decorating techniques. You will use colorful bags of icing and a variety of metal decorating tips to create your vibrant works of art! All artistic abilities welcome! #Y612: 1 session - limit 10 $29 Thur., Apr. 20 6:00-8:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 210

Ages 11-13 Dominique Pierre-Toussaint Minnesota Youth Community and Hopkins Community Education are collaborating to bring a unique youth basketball experience to the Hopkins community. MNYC O.G. HOOPS will provide your student with quality agility training from a variety of special-guest professional trainers. Your student will participate in non-stop pick-up basketball in a fun atmosphere. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn more about the sport of basketball, improve your game, and enjoy music provided by a DJ to keep the energy levels high! #Y980: 4 sessions - limit 25 FREE Dec. 22, 27, 28, 29 6:00-8:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center Gym

Kung Fu-Wu Shu Winter/Spring

Ages 5+ National Treasure Kung Fu, Inc. Learn the martial art of Jackie Chan, Jet Li, and Kung Fu Panda. Learn kicking, punching, self-defense skills and build muscle, power, flexibility and agility. Improve your awareness, self-esteem and confidence. Parents — sign up and participate with your child in class! Optional uniform and certification from White to Black Belt are available. #Y604-Wtr 3rd Purple-Black: 7 sessions - limit 40 $79 Mon., Jan. 30-Mar. 20 7:45-8:30 pm No class Feb. 20 #Y604-Wtr-Beg-White: 7 sessions - limit 40 $79 Mon., Jan. 30-Mar. 20 6:15-7:00 pm No class Feb. 20 #Y604-Wtr-Yellow-2nd Purple: 7 ses. - limit 40 $79 Mon., Jan. 30-Mar. 20 7:00-7:45 pm No class Feb. 20 #Y604-Spr-2nd Purple: 6 sessions - limit 40 $79 Mon., Apr. 17-May 22 7:00-7:45 pm #Y604-Spr 3rd Purple-Black: 6 sessions - limit 40 $79 Mon., Apr. 17-May 22 7:45-8:30 pm #Y604-Spr-Beg-White: 6 sessions - limit 40 $79 Mon., Apr. 17-May 22 6:15-7:00 pm Ubah Medical Academy Gym, all sessions

NEW! Intro to Kendama

Grades 4-8 Sweets Kendamas of Minneapolis Come learn Kendama from the pros! During this course you will learn the history, culture, and basic skills of this ancient Japanese juggling and skill toy. Every participant will receive their own Kendama as part of the class fee! #Y681: 4 sessions - limit 25 Thu., Feb. 16, 23, Mar. 2, 9 Eisenhower Elementary 210

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Kids Aikido

Ages 7-13 Aikido Shugyokan Join sensei Declan Lestat and explore the traditional Japanese martial art of Aikido. Classes are designed specifically for children with a focus on developing both physical and mental skills. No experience is necessary! Prizes, merit badges, and end-of-course graduation are all included as part of this challenging and fun class. Sensei Lestat is an internationally recognized instructor of kid’s martial arts with over 20 years experience. #Y649: 6 sessions - limit 30 $69 Wed. Feb. 1-Mar. 15 6:00-7:30 pm No class Mar. 8 Eisenhower Community Center Gym

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Ski Instruction with Blizzard Ski School Grades K-5 • Blizzard Ski School

Plan now to experience the ultimate skiing instruction from beginners to experts with Blizzard! Progress at your own pace with expert instruction from our adult staff on groomed runs and terrain parks. Programs are divided by grades for instruction, with convenient bus stops in the Hopkins School District! Flexible payment! You provide your own food and gear (rentals are available), we provide the rest! To enroll in this class, register online at www.blizzardmn.com. Use code HOP16 when registering! Please note: Prices may vary by program selection, all information and pricing is on Blizzard’s website. Lift ticket and transportation are additional, you pay this extra fee only if you ski that day. #Y620 Mites Grades K-1: 8 sessions - limit 20 $369 #Y620 SuperMites Grades 2-3: 8 sessions - limit 20 $369

Sun., Jan. 8-Feb. 26 8:00 am-5:30 pm Sun., Jan. 8-Feb. 26 8:00 am-5:30 pm

#Y620 SuperKyds Grades 4-5: 8 sessions - limit 20 $349 Sun., Jan. 8-Feb. 26 8:00 am-5:30 pm SE upper lot by Nordstrom at Ridgedale Center, 12441 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka Go to blizzardmn.com for further bus pick up details.

Information and to register: www.blizzardmn.com • Use code HOP16 when registering.

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Sports TGA Premier Golf

Grades K-4 Alex Tegels,TGA Sports TGA Premier Junior Golf offers students the opportunity to learn and practice golf through station-based full-swing chipping and putting instruction. Students learn the science behind the game through STEM experiments, and each session includes rules and etiquette lessons, and fun games! Best of all, topnotch golf equipment is provided, so children of all skill levels have the chance to come out and play with TGA! #Y660: 6 sessions - limit 20 $94 Thurs., Feb. 2-Mar. 16 (no class Feb. 23) 6:30-7:30 pm Ubah Medical Academy Gym

NEW! Winter Bowling League

Ages 6-18 Texa Tonka Lanes Staff Come inside from the cold, and join one of the fastest growing youth sports! Sign up as a team of three players or come on your own. Players will be placed on age-appropriate teams while being coached by Texa Tonka Lanes staff. Players will play three games per week. There will also be a tournament and the chance to win scholarship money. All abilities welcome! #Y657: 4 sessions - limit 20 $44 Sat. Feb. 11-Mar. 4 10:30 am-12:30 pm Texa Tonka Lanes, 8200 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park

Sports Skyhawks Basketball

Grades K-3 Skyhawks Skyhawks Minnesota has been offering safe, skill-based, and fun sports programs since 1999. Come join us for an interactive and fun format as we focus on the fundamental skills of dribbling, passing, rebounding and shooting. At the end of each class, we will introduce scrimmaging and other team oriented games. The end of season tournament will take place on Sat. March 18 from 1-2:30 p.m. at Eisenhower Community Center Gym. #Y616 Alice Smith: 4 sessions - limit 20 $64 Tu., Feb. 14-Mar. 7 4:05-5:30 pm Alice Smith Elementary Gym #Y616 Eisenhower: 4 sessions - limit 20 $64 Thurs., Feb. 16-Mar. 16 3:30-5:00 pm No class Mar. 9 Eisenhower Community Center Gym #Y616 Gatewood: 4 sessions - limit 20 $64 Thurs., Feb. 16-Mar. 9 4:05-5:30 pm Gatewood Elementary Gym #Y616 Glen Lake: 4 sessions - limit 20 $64 Fri., Feb. 17-Mar. 10 3:30-5:00 pm Glen Lake Elementary Gym #Y616 Meadowbrook: 4 sessions - limit 20 $64 Mon., Feb. 13-Mar. 13 4:05-5:30 pm No class Feb. 20 Meadowbrook Elementary Gym #Y616 Tanglen: 4 sessions - limit 20 $64 Wed., Feb. 15-Mar. 8 3:30-5:00 pm Tanglen Elementary Gym

NEW! Archery Instruction for Kids

Ages 8-18 Three Rivers Parks Learn the proper techniques and get hands-on experience in the growing sport of archery. We’ll teach using the NASP (National Archery In The Schools Program) curriculum. Class will be taught by NASP certified Outdoor Recreation School staff from Three Rivers Parks. All equipment provided, no experience needed! #Y658: 1 session - limit 20 $19 Sat. Mar. 11 11:30 am-1:30 pm Eisenhower Community Center Gym

Cheerleading Fun

Ages 4-8 & 9-16 Cheer America Learn popular cheers, pom/dance routines, parademarching techniques, and other skills required for cheerleading tryouts. At the end of the program, you will perform in a recital and receive a certificate and medal. Students will pay $7 per session to attend. Come to one or each session! Registration night is Jan. 31, 6:30-7:30 pm in the Meadowbrook Gym, with a $5 registration fee. #Y618: 12 sessions - Ages 4-8 $7 per session Tu., Feb. 7-May 23 6:00-6:45 pm #Y618A: 12 sessions - Ages 9-16 $7 per session Tu., Feb. 7-May 23 7:00-7:45 pm

Cheer Squad!

No class Feb. 21, Feb. 28, Apr. 25, May 9

Meadowbrook Elementary Gym

Hopkins Youth Lacrosse Clinic

Grades 2-7 Mark Hellenack Join us for this intro to lacrosse clinic for boys and girls. The clinic teaches participants about the game’s history and the basic skills needed to play the game of lacrosse. Each session will have skillbuilding instruction followed by a non-contact game. No checking is allowed and soft lacrosse balls will be used. Each player will be provided with a loaner lacrosse stick. #Y648: 2 sessions - limit 25 $19 Sun. Feb. 19 & 26 12:30-2:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center Gym

Grades K-3 Skyhawks Learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and deflagging or defensive positioning — in a fun and positive environment. A fourth week is reserved in case of a rain-out. #Y617 Alice Smith: 3 sessions - limit 20 $44 Fri., Apr. 7-Apr. 28 4:05-5:30 pm No class Apr. 14 Alice Smith Elementary A1 Soccer

#Y617 Gatewood: 3 sessions - limit 20 $44 Wed., Apr. 5-Apr. 26 4:05-5:30 pm No class Apr. 12 Gatewood Elementary GW2 Soccer

Grades 1-6 Jane Kleinman The Hopkins Alpine Spring Race Camp will provide alpine racing skill development in a fun and safe environment for Hopkins Elementary Students. Focus is on strong alpine ski technique and slalom and giant slalom ski racing tactics. This camp is for Hopkins Elementary students who have alpine (downhill) skiing experience that ranges from being able to successfully ski down the North hill at Hyland and ride the chairlift by themselves, to those students who are already ski racing. Skiers will be grouped according to their ability. All kids will receive an official Hopkins Alpine Ski Team shirt. #Y424: 4 sessions - limit 30 With Hyland pass: $59 Tu., Feb. 21-Mar. 14 5:30-7:30 pm Lift ticket only: $139 Hyland Hills, 8800 Chalet Rd., Bloomington Lift ticket + equipment rental: $199

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Ages 1-12 Nick Lovas Whether kids are going for the gold or just looking to try something new, the Hopkins Kids Track League provides a fun way to get out and moving! Join Hopkins coach Nick Lovas for an awesome track experience. Participation ribbons will be given to all kids. See you on the track! #Y683: 4 sessions - limit 200 $19 Sun., Apr. 30-May 21 6:00-8:00 pm Hopkins High School Track, 2400 Lindbergh Drive, Minnetonka

NEW! Youth Floor Hockey

Grades 1-5 Alex Tegels, TGA Sports Join TGA (Teach, Grow, Achieve) Sports in this new floor hockey class, which will focus on skill development — stick handling, passing, puck control, and proper shooting technique. Professional TGA staff will also incorporate team play, sportsmanship, and fun into every class session! Great class for novice or experienced hockey players. Kids will be split into skill/age appropriate teams if needed. All equipment is provided. You may bring a stick as long as it is in good condition and is the appropriate height. #Y663: 4 sessions - limit 24 $69 Wed., May 3-24 6:00-7:30 pm Eisenhower Community Center Gym

Skyhawks Flag Football

#Y617 Eisenhower: 3 sessions - limit 20 $44 Thurs., Apr. 6-Apr. 27 3:30-5:00 pm No class Apr. 13 Eisenhower Community Center E3 Soccer

Hopkins Alpine Ski Team Spring Camp for Elementary Students

Hopkins Kids Track League

#Y617 Glen Lake: 3 sessions - limit 20 $44 Mon., Apr. 3-Apr. 24 3:30-5:00 pm No class Apr. 10 Glen Lake Elementary GL1 Softball #Y617 Meadowbrook: 3 sessions - limit 20 $44 Thurs., Apr. 6-Apr. 27 4:05-5:30 pm No class Apr. 13 Meadowbrook Elementary Playground #Y617 Tanglen: 3 sessions - limit 20 $44 Tu., Apr. 4-Apr. 25 3:30-5:00 pm No class Apr. 11 Tanglen Elementary Gym

Spring Skateboard Clinic

Ages 6-16 3rd Lair Time to take off the winter coats and enjoy the sunshine! The 3rd Lair skateboard instructional programs have been a part of MN skateboarding development for 17 years. We are the originals, offering the most well-trained instructors, and a proven reputation for success. Perfect class for the beginner or seasoned skateboarder. Equipment is provided if needed, otherwise you are free to bring your own. #Y642: 4 sessions - limit 35 $54 Sat, May 6-27 10:30 am-12:00 pm Hopkins Overpass Skate Park, 100 Washington Ave S, Hopkins

Teen Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga

Ages 12-17 Brie Brose Come and experience yoga on a stand-up paddle (SUP) board at Shady Oak Beach! We welcome all experience levels and offer various ways to get comfortable on your board. Strong swimming skills are recommended and swimsuit is required. 3 sessions - limit 4 $69 with your board, $79 with board rental #Y621: Sat., June 10-24 10:00-11:30 am #Y622: Sat., July 8-22 10:00-11:30 am Shady Oak Beach, 5200 Shady Oak Rd., Minnetonka

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S.T.E.M. & Chess S.T.E.M. & Chess NEW! LEGO Robotics: Let’s Play Soccer!

Ages 7-12 Erin Offerdahl Do you love LEGOS? Do you think building things and working on the computer is fun? Then this is the class for you! You will be able to build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors; then program the models and watch them follow your commands. Explore and develop your skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics during this hands on class. Build a goalie, kicker, and cheering section; then program them to come to life using Lego WeDo software. #Y608: 4 sessions - limit 12 $69 Tu., Feb. 14-Mar. 7 6:30-7:45 pm Eisenhower Community Center 208

LEGO® STEM Fun!

Grades K-5 Bricks 4 Kidz Join Bricks 4 Kidz for a LEGO® STEM experience. Our projects, designed by engineers and architects, motivate children by reinforcing STEM-based principles while enhancing self-esteem, improving fine-motor skills, and teaching important math skills. Our LEGO® models are fully motorized. We build vehicles, contraptions, inventions, animals and much more. Come join the educational fun! We learn, we build, we play with LEGO® bricks! #Y633 Glen Lake: 4 sessions - limit 20 $49 Thurs., Apr. 27-May 18 3:30-4:30 pm Glen Lake Elementary 102 #Y633 Meadowbrook: 4 sessions - limit 20 $49 Wed., Mar. 15-Apr. 5 4:05-5:05 pm Meadowbrook Elementary 200 #Y633 Tanglen: 4 sessions - limit 20 $49 Mon., Apr. 24-May 15 3:30-4:30 pm Tanglen Elementary 158

LEGO® Machines

Grades K-4 Computer Explorers Experiment with LEGOs® to build super-cool machines that move! Explore simple machines (levers, pulleys, wheels and gears), to create different mechanisms. In this fun class that teaches beginning principles of engineering, students working in teams will create Lego machines, then get a chance to customize them. #Y639 Gatewood: 2 sessions - limit 24 $39 Thu., May 11 & 18 4:05-5:30 pm Gatewood Elementary 122 #Y639 Meadowbrook: 2 sessions - limit 24 $39 Fri., Apr. 21 & 28 4:05-5:30 pm Meadowbrook Elementary 202

Robotic Builders: Battlebots

Grades 1-5 Computer Explorers Completely New Builds! Let the battles begin! Designed by the experts at MIT, Lego WeDo Robotics’ unique system teaches students about simple machines, engineering, programming and so much more. In this camp, students will construct a Catapult, Ninja Star, Tank, Battle Axe, Crossbow, Battering Ram, Fighter Plane and more! Please bring a drink & snack daily. #Y640 Eisenhower: 4 sessions - limit 24 $74 Mon., Feb. 27-Mar. 20 3:30-5:00 pm Eisenhower Elementary 232 #Y640 Glen Lake: 4 sessions - limit 24 $74 Wed., Feb. 22-Mar. 15 3:30-5:00 pm Glen Lake Elementary 102 #Y640 Tanglen: 3 sessions - limit 24 $59 Tu., Feb. 28-Mar. 14 3:30-5:00 pm Tanglen Elementary 158

Science Explorers CSI: Examine the Evidence

Grades K-5 Science Explorers How do crime scene investigators help solve crimes? Find out as you explore the fun and fascinating field of forensic science. Join our team of investigators as we collect and examine latent prints, tool marks, and more. Then test your investigative and scientific skills using your own CSI take home kit as you follow the evidence to crack the case. #Y634 Alice Smith: 2 sessions - limit 16 $44 Thurs., Mar. 2 & 9 4:05-5:30 pm Alice Smith Elementary Cafeteria #Y634 Gatewood: 2 sessions - limit 16 $44 Tu., Mar. 14 & 21 4:05-5:30 pm Gatewood Elementary 122 #Y634 Meadowbrook: 3 sessions - limit 16 $64 Tu., Feb. 7-21 4:05-5:30 pm Meadowbrook Elementary 202

Robotics: Robot Surgeons

Grades 6-9 Minneapolis Engineering for Kids Program your robot to be a medical intern and teach your robot to set a broken bone! Students learn how to build and program their LEGO® EV3 robots in environments that simulate real world medical applications. #Y632: 2 sessions - limit 12 $44 Tu., Mar. 7 & 14 6:30-8:00 pm North Junior High 103

Friday Night Live!

Fun event for 5th & 6th graders

January 20 & April 28 See page 13 for details!

S.T.E.M. & Chess science, technology, engineering, math

Science at Work

Grades K-5 Mad Science Experience Science at Work in the Mad Science crime lab, movie effects studio, and toy factory. Discover science working in nature through earthquakes and storms! Make science work for you as you manipulate magnetic force. Take home your cartoon creator, personal profile kit, yo yo, sedimentary stacker, magnet lab, and UV sensitive keychain. #Y669 Alice Smith: 4 sessions - limit 20 $64 Wed., Mar. 15-Apr. 5 4:05-5:05 pm Alice Smith Elementary 125 #Y669 Glen Lake: 4 sessions - limit 20 $64 Mon., Mar. 6-27 3:30-4:30 pm Glen Lake Elementary 102 Motor Room #Y669 Tanglen: 4 Sessions - limit 20 $64 Fri., Mar. 3-31 (no class Mar. 24) 3:30-4:30 pm Tanglen Elementary 158

Rainforest Island

Grades 1-5 Challenge Island Grab your survival gear for an Amazonian adventure on Rainforest Island! You and a group of friends will take on awesome jungle-themed challenges. Students will incorporate their understanding of the Jaguar and its prey into the design. #Y637 Alice Smith: 4 sessions - limit 30 $49 Wed., Apr. 26-May 17 4:05-5:05 pm Alice Smith Elementary 125 #Y637 Eisenhower: 4 sessions - limit 30 $49 Fri., Apr. 28-May 19 3:30-4:30 pm Eisenhower Elementary 232 #Y637 Gatewood: 2 sessions - limit 30 $39 Tu., Feb. 14 & 21 4:05-5:30 pm Gatewood Elementary 122 #Y637 Meadowbrook: 4 sessions - limit 30 $49 Mon., May 1-22 4:05-5:05 pm Meadowbrook Elementary 208

Slither and Slime

Grades K-6 Three Rivers Park District Did you know that snakes can eat food bigger than their head? Did you know that a toad has to close its eyes to swallow food? Discover these fun and interesting things and more about reptiles and amphibians! Meet live animals from Lowry Nature Center and watch how they move, feel their skin, and look at their body shapes. Discover what they eat and how they protect themselves from predators. This class will be filled with fun and hands-on exploration and discovery. #Y626: 1 session - limit 35 $24 Sat., Apr. 8 9:30-11:30 am Eisenhower Community Center 209

NEW! Hopkins Youth Chess Tournament!

Grades K-9 Igor Rybakov Join us for the 1st ever Hopkins Youth Chess tournament! Every kid will play in five games, get a pizza/drink lunch, and receive a prize! Kids will be divided by ability levels. It’s tournament ime! #Y620: 1 session - limit 70 $29 Sat., Apr. 1 8:30 am-1:30 pm Eisenhower Elementary Cafeteria

Grandmasters of Chess: Winter

Grades K-5 Youth Enrichment League Join us for new lessons crafted by Women’s International Master and former Russian Chess Champion Sima Sokolovskaya. For beginners through advanced students. Our winter session focus is on continuing chess concepts and prep for tournament season. YEL students often perform well at the highest levels in local and state tournaments. #Y627: 6 sessions - limit 16 $79 Tu., Jan. 31-Mar. 7 4:05-5:05 pm Meadowbrook Elementary 200

Grandmasters of Chess: Spring

Grades K-5 Youth Enrichment League Bring your chess dollars and get pumped for your school’s year-end, in-school tournament. Our spring focus is on skewers, pawn endgames, doubled rooks, and more. Lessons are crafted by Women’s International Master and former Russian Chess Champion Sima Sokolovskaya. Join this “sport of the mind” and be part of your school’s chess club. #Y628: 7 sessions - limit 16 $84 Tu., Apr. 18-May 30 4:05-5:05 pm Meadowbrook Elementary 200

Elementary Chess Club

Grades K-6 Igor Rybakov Challenge your mind and learn new skills as you learn chess with Coach Igor Rybakov. Develop creativity, focus, memory, and analytical thinking by playing chess games. Beginners will learn about each piece, as well as basic positioning. Experienced players will learn strategy and new tactics. #Y602 Eisenhower: 10 sessions - limit 30 $109 Thurs., Feb. 2-May 25 8:00-8:55 am No class Feb. 16, 23, Mar. 9, 23, Apr. 6, 13, May 4

Eisenhower Community Center Cafeteria #Y602 Tanglen: 10 sessions - limit 30 $109 Mon., Feb. 6-May 22 8:00-8:55 am No class Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Mar. 27, Apr. 3, Apr. 10, May 1

Tanglen Elementary 158

Chess Club at Meadowbrook

Grades 2-6 Igor Rybakov Amaze your friends and impress your opponents after taking chess with Coach Igor. Chess helps develop creativity, focus, memory, and critical thinking skills. Beginning students will learn each piece, moves, and basic positioning. Experienced players will learn typical openings, mid-game strategies, and tactics. Meadowbrook Chess Club is for all levels of chess ability, from beginning to experienced (grades 2-6). Kindergarten through first-grade players are invited to join if they have some chess playing experience. #Y605: 10 sessions - limit 40 $149 Fri., Feb. 3-May 26 8:00-9:20 am No class Feb. 24, Mar. 24, Mar. 31, Apr. 7, Apr. 14, Apr. 28, May 5

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S.T.E.M. & Chess Software Engineering: Scratch Video Sensing

Grades 3-6 Minneapolis Engineering for Kids What’s more fun than playing an interactive video game? Writing one! Video sensing allows students to design and program their own video games and then test them by interacting with the program via webcam. In this Scratch program, students work together to create their own games, art, and musical instruments while exploring coding foundations. #Y631: 2 sessions - limit 12 $44 Tu., Apr. 18 & 25 6:30-8:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 208

Video Game Creation

Grades 3-6 Abamath Make your very own video game! We’ll learn how to code and then we’ll put it to use to create your very own online game to share with your friends and family! Please come knowing how to navigate the internet (basic typing and mouse control) and a passion to work hard and have fun! #Y615: 3 sessions - limit 12 $49 Tu., May 9-23 6:00-7:30 pm Eisenhower Elementary 123

NEW! Advanced Minecraft Mods: Industrial Revolution

Grades 3-8 Computer Explorers This course introduces students to a whole new world of possibilities in Minecraft. Learn to tame the world of Minecraft by creating automated factories. Students will use mods such as ThermalExplansion, MineFactory, IndustrialCraft to make automated factories. Intermediate to advanced Minecraft players will enjoy this class. Y638: 2 sessions - limit 24 $54 Tu., Mar. 14 & 21 6:00-8:00 pm Eisenhower Elementary 232

Fun for the Whole Family! FREE Event! Spring Family Field Trip! Visit the Lowry Nature Center for an afternoon of outdoor family fun and exploration! Tap a maple tree and learn to make real maple syrup, take guided nature walks, meet live birds of prey, make crafts, and much more! Shuttles will transport from Eisenhower Elementary (Door A) and the Lowry Nature Center sites every half hour. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

Sun., Mar. 19

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Free. Registration required Eisenhower Elementary, Door A 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins

Family Swim Saturdays Join us for a season of fun family swimming at Eisenhower Community Center pool. Lifeguards are on duty during all family swim hours. (This is not a swim lesson.) Swimmers must furnish their own suits and towels. All youth swimmers must be accompanied by an adult 18 years old or older who is dressed to swim. Swimmers may use approved masks/ goggles, fins, and snorkels. Please register and pay in the Eisenhower Community Center reception area before heading to the pool.

Family Swim Saturdays Jan. 7-Apr.1, 1:00-3:00 pm No sessions Dec. 24, Dec. 31

XinXing Enrichment Chinese immersion opportunities XinXing enrichment classes are taught in Mandarin Chinese.

Chinese Chorus

Grades 2-6 Xia Mo Liu Loosen up those vocal chords and learn authentic Chinese folk songs, all the while learning various songs and information about the storied history of Chinese music and singers. #Y676: 5 sessions - limit 15 $39 Tu., Apr. 25-May 23 3:30-4:30 pm Eisenhower Elementary 212

Chinese Calligraphy

Grades K-5 Xia Mo Liu In this class, you will demonstrate an understanding that calligraphy is an ancient Chinese tradition. As part of the class you will describe the principles of Chinese calligraphy, identify specific characters and symbols, and create works of art using Chinese calligraphy. #Y674: 5 sessions - limit 15 $59 Fri., Feb. 24-Mar. 31 3:30-4:30 pm No class Mar. 24 Eisenhower Elementary 232

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Chinese Painting

Grades K-5 Xia Mo Liu Learn how to paint a range of popular subjects using traditional & contemporary Chinese Brush Painting techniques. Projects gradually increase in difficulty, and feature such subjects as swallows, bamboo, wild orchids, plum blossoms, pandas, horses, peonies, and more. #Y673: 5 sessions - limit 15 $59 Tu., Mar. 7-Apr. 4 3:30-4:30 pm Eisenhower Elementary 232

XinXing Academy focuses on the integration of Chinese culture into its curriculum throughout the school day. In addition, through a unique collaboration with Hopkins Community Education, a wide variety of after-school enrichment classes are offered in Mandarin Chinese.

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$10/session per family Eisenhower Community Center Pool 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins

Friday Night Live: January 20 & April 28! Grades 5-6 • Kids & Company Staff Unleash your game skills with basketball, ping pong, trivia, Xbox Kinect, PS3, and a Magic tourney. Rock out to music with a DJ. Snacks will be available for purchase. The junior-high pool will also be open for swimming — bring a swimsuit and towel. This event gives your student a great chance to get introduced to the junior high building. Student pick up is promptly at 8:30 pm. Registration ends at noon on the day of this event. There will be no admittance at the door without prepayment. There are no refunds for this event. #YWinter: 1 session Fri., Jan. 20 6:30-8:30 pm $20 #YSpring: 1 session Fri., Apr. 28 6:30-8:30 pm $20 North Junior High

Hopkins Youth Chess Tournament

Join us for the first ever Hopkins Youth Chess tournament! Every kid will play in five games, get a pizza/drink lunch, and receive a prize! Kids will be divided by ability levels. It’s Tournament time! For ages K-9. See page 11 for details.

Saturday, April 1, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. #Y620: 1 session - limit 70, $29 Eisenhower Elementary Cafeteria

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Have fun with Camp Royal on January 23

Building a great place to live

Hopkins Community Education

Let’s make it the best day ever, grades 1-6! Join us for a non-school day full of fun! Venture to Big Thrill Factory for unlimited play, laser tag, ropes course, and bumper cars. We’ll cap off the day by heading to Willow Creek Cinema for a child-friendly afternoon movie! Come join in the fun! Register: HopkinsCommunityEd.org or call our staff at 952-988-4070. Details on page 4.

Scholarships

We’re committed to equal access for all our Hopkins Public Schools students. If you are concerned about pricing, scholarships for activities are available (limited). Please call: 952-988-4070 for information.

Register & download our full class descriptions at:

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1001 Highway 7, Room 170 Hopkins, MN 55305

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School is Out:

Go Families Go

Free Family Fun!

Saturday, February 25, 9 a.m.-Noon Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins Come out for a morning of FREE family fun highlighting all of the great opportunities available in the Hopkins community. Enjoy games, sports clinics, hands-on activities, face painting, and take part in the silent auction to help raise money for youth scholarships! Explore a wide variety of local resources that make Hopkins a great place for active families.

Enchanted Stars

Little Girls & Their Favorite Guy

Friday, February 24, 6:30 p.m. Eisenhower Community Center Girls, ages 4-12, and their dad, uncle, grandfather, or friend will enjoy an enchanted evening together with refreshments, dancing, Bling Shop, photo opportunities, and more.

For details see page 4, or visit HopkinsCommunityEd.org

Mother & Son

Superhero Date Night!

February 10, 6:30 p.m. Show off your superpowers while participating in superpower skill stations, racing through a giant inflatable obstacle course, meeting and collecting autographs from your favorite superheroes, be entered to win super prizes, and much more! More details on page 4.

Mighty Mudders Mud Run Join the fun on May 20! See page 6 for details and register today. www.HopkinsCommunityEd.org • 952-988-4070

Hopkins Community Education Winter/Spring 2017 Youth Enrichment Catalog  

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