Litchfield Community Education & Recreation Winter.Spring Guide 2022

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Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

WINTER.SPRING 2022 Getting Together: Sharing, Growing & Learning


INTRODUCTION Welcome to the Winter/Spring Community Education Guide! I am so happy to be able to invite you to sign your child up for a class, learn a new skill or join “Highway 12 Trippers” for a fun day trip! Community education offers programs for all ages. Community education has three basic components – lifelong learning opportunities, community involvement in schools, and efficient use of resources. Janaye and Emily have worked incredibly hard to provide our community opportunities to enhance our stakeholders talents and skills. We have an amazing Community Education and Recreation Advisory Council that has helped mold our programming to better fit the needs of our community. The members meet four times per year and welcome all suggestions, ideas and questions.

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Dragon Kids Club Litchfield

Preschool

Early Childhood

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Guía de Programas y Actividades Litchfield Community Theatre Special Olympics ●

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We also have an Early Childhood Advisory Council that helps plan programs such as the Fall Harvest Party and Winter “Frozen” Ball for our little ones. It is truly amazing to have over 150 families join in the fun of these events!

Adult Basic Education ●

As you are aware, our Community Education and Recreation Director resigned the position in August. Thank you to Marcia Provencher who is sharing her expertise with us until we fill this position. We are hoping to complete the interview process in January so please let me know if you would like to be on the interview committee.

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Enjoy the onset of cold weather, winter jackets and cozy mittens! Dragon Proud! Beckie Simenson Superintendent

Litchfield Community Education & Recreation Staff Emily Bratz - Administrative Assistant Janaye Prieve - Programs Coordinator Aimee Gabrielson - ECFE Coordinator Sandra Mellgren-Linder - SACC Coordinator 2

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INTRODUCTION Mission Statement

Litchfield Community Education and Recreation involves citizens of all ages in inclusive, affordable and accessible opportunities for learning, leadership and community involvement.

Building Key Litchfield High School (HS) 901 N Gilman Avenue (320) 693-2424 Wagner Education Building (WEB) 307 E 6th Street (320) 693-2354 Lake Ripley Elementary School (Ripley) 100 W Pleasure Drive (320) 693-2436 Litchfield Middle School (MS) 340 E 10th Street (320) 693-2441 Bernie Aaker Auditorium (Family Services Building) 114 N Holcombe Avenue (320) 693-2354

Community Education and Recreation Advisory Council Members Beckie Simenson - Litchfield Public Schools Superintendent Dave Cziok - Litchfield City Administrator John Carlson - City Council Representative Judy Hulterstrum - Chamber of Commerce Representative Loree Schultz - Co-Chair Jeff Garland - Co-Chair/Litchfield Area Ministerial Alison DeWolf - All Area Representative Sue Fenton - All Area Representative Dana Liestman - All Area Representative Amie Bergquist - LAMP Kinship Representative Jenna Haynie - LAMP Kinship Representative Cassidy Martin - Extension Representative Marcia Provencher - School Board Representative Aimee Gabrielson - ECFE Coordinator Emily Joramo - Healthcare Industries Representative Jennifer Carl - ABE Representative Louise Brooks - LCT Inc. Representative Sandra Mellgren-Linder - SACC Coordinator Janaye Prieve - Programs Coordinator Emily Bratz - Administrative Assistant Representative of the citizens of the school district, the Advisory Council meets regularly to help identify the educational, social and cultural needs for district residents of all ages. They welcome suggestions, ideas, questions and concerns. Meetings are open to the public. If you have ideas you would like to share, contact an Advisory Council member or Community Education.

Use of School Facilities Litchfield Public Schools encourages the use of school facilities. Arrange for use of school facilities by filling out a Facility Use Application. Stop by or download an application and email it to us. Reservation is complete after the request is on the master schedule. Fees vary based on type of requests. Valid insurance is required to cover the rental.

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DRAGON KIDS CLUB

Dragon Kids Club is ISD #465 Community Education & Recreation’s school age childcare program for grades K-5. DKC staff are trained, professional and caring. We offer a variety of enrichment opportunities, engaging recreational choices, outdoor play, large and small group games, field trips and more!

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE One Child

$27.25

Family

$43.25

September 1-May 27 Before School: 6:30-8:00 AM After School: 3:00-6:00 PM Non-School Days: 6:30 AM-6:00 PM

Wagner Education Building

BEFORE SCHOOL RATES Daily (6:30-8:00 AM) 1-4 Days

$6.75

Weekly (6:30-8:00 AM) 5 Days

$27.25

307 E 6th Street, Suite #110 Litchfield, MN 55355

DKC Coordinator

Sandra Mellgren-Linder

AFTER SCHOOL RATES Daily (3:00-4:30 PM) 1-4 Days

$6.75

Weekly (3:00-4:30 PM) 5 Days

$27.25

Daily (3:00-6:00 PM) 1-4 Days

$11.25

Weekly (3:00-6:00 PM) 5 Days

$43.25

DKC Phone Number (320) 699-0041

DROP IN RATES Before School (6:30-8:00 AM)

$9.00

After School (3:00-6:00 PM)

$12.25

OTHER RATES 2 Hour Late Start 6:30-10:00 AM

$10.00

2 Hour Late Start 8:00-10:00 AM

$6.75

Full Non-School Day ½ Non-School Day (5 Hours or less)

$32.75

(Not available on trip days)

JOIN THE CLUB!

$17.50

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:  GAMES

 ARTS & CRAFTS

 GYM TIME

 FIELD TRIPS

 OUTDOOR PLAY

 STEM PROJECTS

 AND MUCH MORE! 4

Keep an eye out for summer care information when the summer guide comes out in April!

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PRESCHOOL

Litchfield Public Schools Preschool is an on-site, all early childhood service combined in the pre-k-grade 3 continuum with Lake Ripley School. Early childhood licensed teachers use curriculum and assessment tools approved by the Department of Education. We have beautiful facilities for learning that include a playground and gymnasium.

LITCHFIELD

PRESCHOOL

2021-2022 School Year

To inquire about preschool openings, call Litchfield Community Education & Recreation at (320) 693-2354. Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

2022-2023 PRESCHOOL For more information, contact Litchfield Community Education & Recreation at the beginning of the new year (320) 693-2354.

Child must be at least 3½ years old on or before August 31, 2021 and be fully potty-trained in order to participate.

Litchfield

Preschool Teachers

Litchfield Preschool and EFCE programs are the proud recipients of a Parent Aware 4-Star Rating

Aimee Gabrielson

Teresa Strowbridge

What is a Parent Aware Rating? Parent Aware Ratings are an important tool that Minnesotans can use to find childcare and early learning providers in their area that use best practices to prepare their children for kindergarten. What does a 4-Star mean? To earn a 4-Star Rating, programs are excelling at use of kindergarten readiness best practices. Where can I find more information? To learn more about Parent Aware in Minnesota, visit parentawareratings.org

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EARLY CHILDHOOD ECFE PAY SCALE

What is Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)?  ECFE is a parenting education program for all Minnesota families with children birth to grade 3.  The goal of ECFE is to support and enhance the abilities of parents/caregivers, while also providing the best possible environment for their child’s learning and development.  Litchfield ECFE employs certified teachers and experienced support staff.  The Early Childhood Center is located in the Wagner Education Building

$70,000+

$45.00/Per Course

$69,999-50,000

$35.00/Per Course

$49,999-30,000

$25.00/Per Course

$29,999-20,000

$10.00/Per Course

$19,999-10,000

$5.00/Per Course

$9,999-0

$ Gifted/Per Course

Newcomers

$ Gifted/Per Course

No one will be denied participation due to an inability to pay. Call for more information. All ECFE Classes: Wagner Education Building - Rooms 3 & 6

NEW TO ECFE? YOUR FIRST CLASS IS FREE!

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EARLY CHILDHOOD Baby Stop

Family Affair

This class is for the brand new baby in your family and you. Join this class and learn about the new little wonder in your life.

Have fun playing with your child, introducing them to a variety of learning experiences, and making new friends! Explore art, music and movement, math, literacy, science, and circle time activities. During the last portion of class, parents and children separate to allow parents the opportunity to discuss pertinent topics with a parent facilitator.

Tuesdays, January 11-April 26 (No January 18, February 22 & March 22) 10:15-11:15 AM FREE - A community collaboration #9100B No registration deadline.

Join at any time!

Out and About Transition Gather with fellow parents and talk about the world of parenting. You will come together for a brief time of free play with your child, followed by circle time. After circle time, you will engage in self-care and discussion with a parent facilitator.

Mondays, January 10-April 25 (No January 17, February 21 & March 21) 5:30-7:00 PM #2113C Registration deadline: January 3 Thursdays, January 13-April 28 (No January 20, February 24 & March 24) 10:15-11:45 AM #2113D Registration deadline: January 6

Tuesdays, January 11-April 26 (No January 18, February 22 & March 22) 8:30-9:45 AM #2115B Registration deadline: January 4

Litchfield Public Schools Early Childhood Screening 2021-2022 This free service offered through the school district is open to families of children 3-5 years old. It is a chance to see if your child is achieving developmental milestones of early childhood and is an opportunity to secure support prior to entering kindergarten. During the screening process, early childhood staff and the school nurse will check your child’s: - Health history & immunization records - Vision & hearing - Height, weight & growth - Large & small motor skills - Thinking, language & communication skills - Social & emotional development If your child is on the school district census, you will be notified about screening close to age 3½ years. Screening Dates: December 16 ● January 20 ● February 24 To schedule an appointment, call (320) 693-2354 or click HERE

Photographs/Recording

By registering for any Litchfield Community Education & Recreation activity, you acknowledge for yourself or those you are registering, that photographs and recordings may be taken and used for Community Education marketing. If you object, please contact our office.

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Out and About Separated This coffee clutch is a great time to gather with your friends and talk about the world of parenting. After getting your child settled in for structured free play, you’ll join the parent facilitator for lively discussion. Thursdays, January 13-April 28 (No January 20, February 24 & March 24) 8:30-9:45 AM #2114D Registration deadline: January 6

Do you have concerns about a child who is 3 years old or younger? While all children grow and change at their own rate, you may have concerns that your child is developing differently than other children the same age. If you have concerns, call 1-866-693-GROW (4769) Once a referral is made to the local early learning intervention program where you reside, you will be contacted to arrange a FREE screening to determine if your child is eligible for FREE, Help Me Grow, infant and toddler intervention services. This program is funded in part through the MN Departments of Education and Human Services.

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YOUTH ENRICHMENT GRASP Grades K-8 (2021-2022 School Year) Grand Rapids Academic Summer Program is a summer math and reading correspondence that provides review exercises for children completing kindergarten through grade 8. Teachers and curriculum professionals developed this cost efficient substitute for traditional summer school that seeks to help students retain skills learned the past school year. Grades K-3 get a packet and grades 4-8 can choose between online or a packet. Successfully complete (70% accuracy) and receive: At least 7 lessons - certificate & 9 lessons - medal Registration deadline: April 11 Fee: $38.00/one subject $68.00/both math & reading #4728

Chung Robotics Workshop Building Rover Robots Ages 8-17 Eu Sheng Chung - Chung Robotics

Through challenges and special tasks in the Lunar Mission map, class encourages efficient building and promotes critical thinking. Gain experience in building autonomous and remote controlled rover robots. Each student is provided with individual equipment to maximize focus and learning experience. The goal is to help the next generation of engineers gain a passion for robotics and develop essential problem-solving skills!

Bracelet Making Grades 5-9 Jennifer Carl

Get creative and make your own unique, wearable art with embroidery floss! Bring bracelet patterns to life with various thread colors. Make it for yourself or a loved one. All materials will be provided, as well as instruction by a teacher who has been making bracelets for over 30 years. Registration deadline: March 4 Friday, March 11 3:00-5:00 PM Jen is excited WEB Room 12 to share her Fee: $15.00 passion with you! #1200

Fondant Cake Decorating All Ages Charity Ross

Put your cake decorating skills to the test as you turn a basic cake into something spectacular. Charity will guide you through basic fondant techniques, with creating a one of a kind cake as the end result. Each participant will get a double layer, 6” round cake, frosting, fondant, and tools to make a unique cake. Bring an apron and turntable if you have them. Rose Cake Tuesday, January 18 #1127D Registration deadline: January 11

Session I Monday-Wednesday, April 18-20 #0208 Registration deadline: April 11

Valentine’s Cake Tuesday, February 8 #1127E Registration deadline: February 1

Session II Monday-Wednesday, April 25-27 #0208A Registration deadline: April 18

Unicorn Cake Tuesday, March 8 #1127F Registration deadline: March 1

3:15-5:15 PM WEB Room 12 Fee: $86.00

Mermaid Cake Tuesday, April 5 #1127G Registration deadline: March 29

Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People Ages 13+

6:30-8:30 PM HS RM C-110 Fee: 2 Person Team (1 Cake): $50.00 Adult: $50.00 Child: $48.00

VIRTUAL!

Just Once Classes

Ever wanted to learn the guitar but don't have the time? This crash course will teach you basic chords. You'll be able to learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won't have to take private lessons to do it! For more information, see page 22.

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YOUTH RECREATION ASA Girls Fastpitch Softball 10U-18U

Open Gym All Ages

Work on learning and improving softball skills while you play competitive fastpitch this summer! The season runs May through July with games being played against area communities. Practice dates and times are determined by the coaches. Participants must have their own transportation to and from games and practices. If you are not interested in competitive softball, keep an eye out for our summer recreation softball opportunity. Registration deadline: April 4

Top off your weekend with unstructured activity time in the gym. Work on specific skills or just play and have fun! Please know that we follow the school district calendar and protocols. Please enter through door 11.

Game Schedule: Mon & Wed PM - June & July Practice Schedule: Dates & Times TBD 10U 12U 14U 16U 18U

Gr. 3 & 4 (‘21-’22 school year) Gr. 5 & 6 (‘21-’22 school year) Gr. 7 & 8 (‘21-’22 school year) Gr. 9 & 10 (‘21-’22 school year) Gr. 11 & 12 (‘21-’22 school year)

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Fee: $125.00 (Includes $25.00 jersey deposit)

The jersey deposit is required upon registration. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the season when jerseys are returned.

Dancin’ Dragons Ages 3-Grade 6 Ashley Alsleben

Let’s Dance! Jazz, ballet and high kick skills will be taught at each age appropriate level using teamwork, rhythm and coordination while building self-esteem. Participants will create a fun and unique dance routine to showcase for family and friends at the end of the program. Please indicate a shirt size when registering. Registration deadline: February 15 Age 3 Preschool Ages 4 & 5 Gr. K-1 Gr. 2-3 Gr. 4-6

5:00-5:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 3:45-4:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:15-7:00 PM

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Practice Tuesdays, February 22-April 19 (No practice March 22) Ripley Gym Dance Recital Tuesday, April 26 - 6:30 PM Bernie Aaker Auditorium Admission Fee: $1.00 at the door (All proceeds go directly to the Dancin’ Dragons program!)

Fee: $55.00 Registration is limited. There will only be one class for each age group. Register early!

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Sundays, January 9-May 22 Grades 5 and (No January 30, February 13, 20, under must be accompanied by March 20, 27 & April 17) an adult. 6:00-8:00 PM HS & MS Gyms FREE No registration required!

Powder Ridge Snowtubing Grades K+ Litchfield Community Education Staff

Snowtubing does not require any special skills. Stand with your tube and enjoy a leisurely ride to the top of the hill on the tube conveyor system. Upon returning, you’ll warm up with activities and a special snack at the WEB! Bring a bag lunch and water bottle, an afternoon snack will be provided. Registration deadline: 1/13 Monday, January 17 9:00 AM-4:00 PM WEB Lobby Fee: $37.00 #0220

Pond Hockey Classic Ages 8 and Under Come join an “old school” way to play hockey. Anyone, not just hockey players, can participate in this exciting, fast-paced, outside pond hockey event that guarantees 3 games! Participants can register their own teams of up to 8 players (minimum of 3 required) for 3 vs 3 competitions. Participants need to be 8 years old and younger. There will be two age divisions: 7-8 year-olds and 6 and under. Games will be 3, 10 minute running time periods. Teams wear their own jerseys. Registration deadline: January 12 Saturday, January 22 9:00 AM VFW Athletic Area Outdoor Rink Fee: $110.00 per team #0122 For more information, contact: Chris Olson

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YOUTH RECREATION 1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade Basketball Program

Step Aerobics Ages 16+

LHS Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Coaches and Players

Melissa Lolley

Step up your workout routine with this strength building, high-intensity cardio exercise without putting stress on your joints. This aerobic workout involves stepping on and off a small platform. Modifications can be made for high and low impact options. Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30-7:15 AM WEB Gym Fee: $61.00 January 5-31 #0051

March 7-30 #0051C

February 2-28 #0051B

April 4-27 #0051D

Deadlines are one week prior to the first day. May 2-25 #0051E

Open Pickleball All Ages Open Pickleball is for all ages. Pickleball is an easy game to pick-up and play at many skill levels. Bring your own paddle. Balls are provided. Register at any time! Sundays, January 9-May 22 (No January 30, February 13, 20, March 20, 27 & April 17) 6:00-8:00 PM WEB Gym Fee: $15.00 #0502C

Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Come learn the fundamentals of basketball with members of the high school teams being your weekly helpers! Fundamentals emphasized will include: rules, passing and shooting. There will also be time to play 3-on-3, 4-on-4 and 5-on-5 games. All participants receive a free shirt! Saturdays, January 8-February 12 Boys Grades 1-3 8:30-10:00 AM Girls Grades 1-3 10:00-11:30 AM Ripley Elementary Gym FREE No registration required!

REFIT® Fitness All Ages Heather Awe

Refit is a cardio based fitness class that combines choreographed moves to upbeat music with varying intensity levels. Refit is a fun and powerful work out for EVERYBODY. Register for one session or all three! Session I Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays January 24-February 4 6:30-7:40 PM Lake Ripley Gym Fee: $38.00 #0012 Registration deadline: January 17 Session II Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays March 7-18 6:30-7:40 PM Lake Ripley Gym Fee: $38.00 #0012B Registration deadline: February 28 Session III Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays April 18-29 6:30-7:40 PM Lake Ripley Gym Fee: $38.00 #0012C Registration deadline: April 11

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AQUATICS HWY 12 Waves Ages 5-18

Tim Hroma - Head Dragon Swim & Dive Coach The philosophy of Highway 12 Waves is to produce well rounded kids that love to swim. We help nurture physical and emotional development and work to measure improvement through instruction, training and preparation. We strive to develop an excitement about competitive swimming in each child, a respect for the abilities of others, an appreciation of the importance of hard work and self-discipline, a desire to constantly improve, the ability to win or lose graciously, and a pride in ones self and fellow swimmers. This is not a learn to swim program. Level 3 swim lessons are encouraged prior to joining. There will be a skills evaluation and, if the swimmer passes, they will be placed into the appropriate group based on skill level (swimmer must be able to perform the basic skills of freestyle and backstroke for the full length of the pool). Even if you are unsure of your swimmer’s abilities, still have them try out. Ripples (Primarily ages 8 and under)

Typhoons (Primarily ages 13 and older)

This entry-level program requires that participants are able to swim one length of a 25 yard pool freestyle or backstroke. Emphasis is on learning the four basic strokes, starts and turns. Skills taught include: four basic swimming strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly), kicking, diving, flip turns and open turns.

Swimmers fine tune strokes, starts, turns and develop good training habits. Moderate training for stroke work is begun. Skills taught include: tune stroke techniques, flip turns, open turns, IM transitions and starts, knowing three stroke drills for each stroke, learning proper technique for streamlines, pull-outs, and break-outs and improve conditioning and added yardage. This group is for middle school/high school level swimmers.

3:30-4:15 PM Fee: $89.00 #0016 Breakers (Primarily ages 12 and under) Learn advanced competitive swimming skills and the very basics of training. Skills taught include: relay starts, underwater pull-outs for breaststroke, flip turns and open turns for IM races, swim a set with rest periods, swim a set with training intervals, can read times from a pace clock and know two-stroke drills for each stroke. 3:30-4:30 PM Fee: $109.00 #0016A

All Levels: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays January 10-March 15 (No January 17 & February 21) Litchfield High School Pool Registration deadline: January 3 *Please bring goggles & a swim cap.

Private Swim Lessons

This class is designed for anyone who would benefit from one-on-one instruction and covers any of the Red Cross Swim Levels. You will get 4, 30 minute sessions. Instructors are assigned upon registration. Fee: $83.00

Semi-Private Swim Lessons

This class is designed for anyone who would benefit from one-on-one instruction and covers any of the Red Cross Swim Levels. Lessons are shared between two family members of the same level, or if they are both under level 2. You will get 4, 30 minute sessions. Instructors are assigned upon registration. Fee: $100.00 Days and times for lessons to be arranged with instructor HS Pool Call to register!

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3:30-5:30 PM Fee: $139.00 #0016B

Drippin’ Dragons Grades 4-6 Tim Hroma

Work on skills required to be a competitive swimmer. Skills taught include: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. No previous competitive swimming experience necessary. Registration deadline: April 11 Practices Mondays-Thursdays, April 18-May 5 3:15-5:15 PM Swim Meet Friday, May 6 6:00-8:00 PM HS Pool Fee: $49.00 #1510

We added 4 extra practice dates this year!

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GUIA DE PROGRAMAS Y ACTIVIDADES

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GUIA DE PROGRAMAS Y ACTIVIDADES Comienzos de Coser - Todas las Edades

Cindy Rusch ¿Interesada en aprender a coser pero no sabe cómo empezar? Cindy le enseñará terminus de coser, los materiales que precisa, cómo leer los diseños, cómo enrollar una bobina, y cómo hilar una máquina de coser. Harás una bolsa de compras reversible que será la envidia de todos los demás de compras! Mire la registración en el internet para ver la lista de necesidades para la clase. Si no tiene máquina de coser, por favor ponga una nota de eso cuando se registra.

Sábado, 8 de Enero 8:00 AM-12:00 PM WEB RM 12 Costo: $23.00 ($7.00 costo de materiales cuando comienza la clase) #0119 Registración termina: 3 de Enero

Dragones Danzantes Edad 3-Grado 6

Ashley Alsleben ¡Bailemos! Habilidades de jazz, ballet and patada alta se aprenderán a cada edad a su nivel apropiado al practicar trabajo en equipo, ritmo y coordinación mientras edifican auto-estima. Participantes estarán creando una rutina divertida y unica para mostrar a familia y amigos al final del programa. Edad 3 Edad Preescolar 4 & 5 Gr. K-1 Gr. 2-3 Gr. 4-6

5:00-5:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 3:45-4:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:15-7:00 PM

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Practica: Martes, 22 de febrero al 19 de abril (No 3/22) Gimnacio Ripley Recital de Baile: Martes, 26 de Abril - 6:30 PM Auditorio Bernie Aaker Costo de Admisión: $1.00 (¡Todas las entradas van directo al programa Dragones Danzantes!)

Costo: $55.00

Registración termina: 15 de febrero

GRASP Programa de Mejoría en el Verano Gr. K-8

GRASP es diseñado para estudiantes completando grados K-8 para mantener sus habilidades durante el verano y para que se sientan más cómodos tomando exámenes anuales. Completa 9 lecciones en matemáticas, lectura, o ambos. Mande por correo las respuestas cada semana para corrección y recibir calificaciones. Los que completan por lo menos 7 lecciones con éxito recibirán un certificado, y los que completan 9 lecciones con éxito recibirán una medalla. Costo: $38.00/un tema or $68.00/ambos matemáticas & lectura #4728 Registración termina: 11 de abril

Terreno Privado de Jardinería

¿Tienes mano para las plantas o quieres probar si puedes plantar? ¡Entonces el Jardín Privado es el perfecto lugar para ti! Los jardines son arados, labrados y marcados de acuerdo con el tamaño de terreno que escoge. También hay llaves de agua para que usen mientras esta cultivando el jardín. Llame para mas detalles o para reservar su terreno al (320) 693-2354. Mitad de Terreno (20' x 25'): $22.00 Mitad de Terreno (20' x 50'): $40.00 Terreno Irregular (20' x 20'): $19.00

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1er, 2do, 3er Grado Programa de Básquetbol

Entrenadores y jugadores de baloncesto masculino y femenino de LHS ¡Venga a aprender los fundamentos del básquetbol con miembros del equipo de la secundaria ayudándoles cada semana! Fundamentos enfatizados incluirán: reglas, pasando y tirando. También habrá tiempo para jugar juegos 3-contra-3, 4-contra-4 y 5-contra-5. ¡Todos los participantes recibirán una camisa gratis! Sábados, 8 de enero-12 de febrero Niños Grados 1-3 8:30-10:00 AM Niñas Grados 1-3 10:00-11:30 AM Gimnasio de la primaria de Ripley

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Evaluación de Temprana Edad 2022

La evaluación de temprana edad de las escuelas públicas de Litchfield es un servicio ofrecido a familias con niños de 3 a 5 años de edad. Esta es una oportunidad para ver si su niño está logrando los pasos importantes del desarrollo. Esta evaluación les permite a los padres obtener apoyo para sus hijos que podrán necesitar ayuda para lograr alcanzar estos pasos importantes. El distrito escolar tiene la obligación de ofrecer la evaluación de temprana edad para TODOS los niños antes de entrar al kínder en el estado de Minnesota. Si no recibió una invitación para sus niños, de 3½-5 años de edad. Durante el proceso de evaluación, el personal de temprana edad junto con la enfermera de la escuela checará a su hijo/a de(l): Historial de registro de vacunas-visión & audición-estatura, peso & crecimiento-pensamiento, lenguaje & habilidades de comunicación-desarrollo social & emocional. Si su hijo/a esta en el censo del distrito escolar, se le notificará acerca de la evaluación de temprana edad cuando se acerque a la edad de 3½. Si no recibe noticias de nosotros o si necesita hacer una cita, por favor llame al (320) 693-2354. Fechas de evaluación: 20 de Enero, 24 de Febrero Los plazos para inscribirse para todas las clases actividades son una semana antes de que la clase o actividad comience, a menos que se especifique. Para ayuda con esta información en español llame a Jeff Garland (320) 593-7971

Patrocina a un Niño-Becas Disponibles -

La Educación Comunitaria de Litchfield recibe donaciones generosas de Individuos y negocios en nuestra comunidad para proveer becas para actividades juveniles. Estos fondos permanecen en vigor hasta que sean utilizados. Las becas se basan en los ingresos y elegibilidad y usamos las mismas directrices que el Programa de Almuerzo gratis y precio reducido. Por favor, contacte a la oficina de Educación Comunitaria Para obtener más información y para determinar la elegibilidad.

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FOR COSTUME & PROP RENTALS, PLEASE CONTACT: Darlene Kotelnicki (320) 535-0034

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS UNIFIED SPORTS

Unified Basketball

Unified Track and Field

Basketball is one of the most popular sports at Special Olympics. Athletes work on basic skills and then move on to team play. Players of all abilities will have the opportunity to advance individual skills, work as a team and compete in competitions. Game jerseys will be provided. Registration is required!

Unified Track and field offers a wide range of events: hurdles, high jump, long jump, shot put, relays, and more! In addition to traditional events, athletes can participate in Unified Sports relay events. Please specify shirt size when registering (AS-AXL). Registration is required!

Practices Tuesdays, February 8-March 8 Final Celebration Tuesday, March 15 6:30-7:30 PM WEB Gym FREE #4025

Practices Tuesdays, May 3-24 Final Celebration Tuesday, May 31 6:30-7:30 PM HS Track & Field Complex (WEB Gym - Inclement weather location )

FREE #4026

All Special Olympics Athletes and Unified Partners are required to fill out an application/consent form through Special Olympics Minnesota. Forms can be found at HERE or Litchfield Community Education & Recreation Participants must bring these forms to the first night of practice.

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ADULT ENRICHMENT Fondant Cake Decorating All Ages Charity Ross

Put your cake decorating skills to the test as you turn a basic cake into something spectacular. Charity will guide you through basic fondant techniques, with creating a one of a kind cake as the end result. Each participant will get a double layer, 6” round cake, frosting, fondant, and tools to make a unique cake. Bring an apron and turntable if you have them. Rose Cake Tuesday, January 18 #1127D Registration deadline: January 11 Valentine’s Cake Tuesday, February 8 #1127E Registration deadline: February 1 Unicorn Cake Tuesday, March 8 #1127F Registration deadline: March 1 Mermaid Cake Tuesday, April 5 #1127G Registration deadline: March 29 6:30-8:30 PM HS RM C-110 Fee: 2 Person Team (1 Cake): $50.00 Adult: $50.00 Child: $48.00

Beginner Sewing All Ages Cindy Rusch

Interested in learning how to sew but do not know how to get started? Cindy will educate you on sewing terms, what supplies you need, how to read a pattern, how to wind a bobbin and thread your sewing machine. You will make a reversible market tote that will be the envy of all the other shoppers! Call us or see the online registration for a full list of supplies needed. Registration deadline: January 3 Saturday, January 8 8:00 AM-12:00 PM MS RM 136 Fee: $23.00 ($7.00 materials fee due at time of class) #0119

Introduction to Email Jennifer Carl

Accessible anywhere at any time: you don’t have to be at home to get your mail. Set up your own email address and explore the world of electronic mail. HP brand desk top computers will be used, but if you have an HP laptop, you are welcome to bring it. Registration deadline: March 4 Fridays, March 11, 18 & 25 8:30-10:30 AM WEB Computer Lab Fee: $59.00 #2182C

Navigating the World Wide Web Jennifer Carl

Basic Computer Skills Jennifer Carl

Whether you are a first time computer user or have little computer experience, this class is for you. The focus will be on web browsers, search skills and useful websites. HP brand desk top computers will be used, but if you have an HP laptop, you are welcome to bring it. Registration deadline: February 11

First time computer users will benefit from this introductory class. Familiarize yourself with defining parts of the computer, explore the desk top, enhance your mouse skills and more! HP brand desk top computers will be used, but if you have an HP laptop, you are welcome to bring it. Registration deadline: January 21

Fridays, February 18, 25 & March 4 8:30-10:30 AM WEB Computer Lab Fee: $59.00 #2182B

Fridays, January 28, February 4 & 11 8:30-10:30 AM WEB Computer Lab Fee: $59.00 #2182

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ADULT ENRICHMENT Beginner Beekeeping Rusch Farms

Have you ever thought about getting bees but have no idea where to start? This class will cover equipment needed, reasons for getting into bees, your expectations of beekeeping and how to get bees. This will be a brief overview of how to get started and how to get through your first year of beekeeping. Registration deadline: January 7 Saturday, January 15 8:00-11:00 AM WEB Room 12 Fee: $25.00 #0303

Advanced Beekeeping Rusch Farms

You have your bees, what now? Learn about hive management for pollination and honey production, discuss disease, pest and parasite treatments, how to overwinter bees in northern climates and what to do with extra honey. We will be looking into hives, identifying queens, drones, worker bees and hive health. You will need to provide your own lunch, bee suit, veil and gloves. Registration deadline: May 13 Saturday, May 21 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Rusch Farms Fee: $65.00 #0304

This class is Un-BEE-lievable!

Five Keys to Retiring Fearlessly

4 Truths About Long-Term Care

After years of hard work, retirement may finally be in sight. This workshop helps you discover the five keys to unlocking a retirement where you could have the ability and confidence to live out your dreams.

This workshop will show you how developing a long-term care strategy may help: preserve independence, protect income and assets, and reassure family about the future.

Thursday, January 27 7:00-8:00 PM 4 B’z Event Center FREE #0027 Registration deadline: January 20

Thursday, February 3 7:00-8:00 PM 4 B’z Event Center FREE #0028 Registration deadline: January 27

Thursday, March 3 7:00-8:00 PM 4 B’z Event Center FREE #0027B Registration deadline: February 24

Thursday, March 10 7:00-8:00 PM 4 B’z Event Center FREE #0028B Registration deadline: March 3

Thursday, April 7 7:00-8:00 PM 4 B’z Event Center FREE #0027C Registration deadline: March 31

Thursday, April 14 7:00-8:00 PM 4 B’z Event Center FREE #0028C Registration deadline: April 7

Thursday, May 5 7:00-8:00 PM 4 B’z Event Center FREE #0027D Registration deadline: April 28

Thursday, May 12 7:00-8:00 PM 4 B’z Event Center FREE #0028D Registration deadline: May 5

Thrivent Financial - Kyle Kalkbrenner & Jackie McGhee

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ADULT ENRICHMENT Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People Ages 13+

VIRTUAL!

Just Once Classes

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply don't have the time? In just a few hours, this crash course will teach you basic chords. You'll be able to learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won't have to take private lessons to do it! Because this class is being held online using ZOOM, you will be able to sit at home with your guitar and take this class without any pressure at all. Registration includes an online book, follow up video lessons and a recording of the class, so you will be able to continue practice and study on your own. An optional periodic online question and answer session will also be included. Registration deadline: February 28 Tuesday, March 1 6:30-9:00 PM Fee: $59.00 #3122

Just Once Classes

Learn to play piano the way professionals do, using chords. This crash course will teach you just enough to give you years of musical enjoyment. Because this class is being held online using ZOOM, you will be able to sit at your piano or keyboard and take this class without any pressure at all. Registration includes an online book, follow up video lessons and a recording of the class, so you will be able to continue practice and study on your own. An optional periodic online question and answer session will also be included. Registration deadline: February 27 VIRTUAL!

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National Safety Council

Improve your driving skills and get a discount on your personal auto insurance! According to Minnesota state law, people age 55 and older who complete a state-approved defensive driving course are eligible to receive a 10 percent, three-year discount on auto insurance. Contact your insurance agent to make sure they accept this training. The Defensive Driving Course, developed by the National Safety Council, teaches basic crash prevention techniques and has a proven record of reducing traffic violations and incidents. It's taught by experienced, professional traffic safety instructors, including officers of the Minnesota State Patrol. This class is in-person, live and virtual. What that means is that your instructor will be present virtually, but will run the course live. We will have a volunteer host in charge of each class to assist with in-person needs (attendance, material, etc.). Class consists of lecture, films and discussions, there are no tests or behind-the-wheel driving. COVID-19 protocols including but not limited to: social distancing, course maximums, mask use, lobby and bathroom occupancy management and cleaning requirements, will be followed.

Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People Ages 18+

Monday, February 28 6:30-9:30 PM Fee: $59.00 #2282

Defensive Driving Course In-Person LIVE Virtual Class

4-Hour Refresher Courses Wagner Education Building Gym Fee: $36.00 Monday, March 21 8:00 AM-12:00 PM #0321 Registration deadline: March 14 Monday, March 21 1:00-5:00 PM #0321B Registration deadline: March 14 Wednesday, March 23 8:00 AM-12:00 PM #0321C Registration deadline: March 16 Wednesday, March 23 5:30-9:30 PM #0321D Registration deadline: March 16 Wednesday, April 20 5:30-9:30 PM #0321E Registration deadline: April 13

Refreshments courtesy of Jason Tibbits State Farm Insurance Litchfield, MN

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ADULT RECREATION Community Garden Plots The Community Gardens started over two decades ago and have been going strong ever since. It’s an inclusive environment that creates a culture of self-sustainability and a sense of community among neighbors. Individual garden plots are available for seasonal rental. Rental dates run May-October, weather pending. Some of the benefits of being a part of the Community Garden include:  The gardens are plowed, tilled and marked according to plot sizes  Water spigots are available throughout the gardens  3-foot wide walking paths in between gardens  Gardeners who rented a plot the previous year have an opportunity to secure their plot for the following year Half Plot (20’ x 25’): $22.00 Full Plot (20’ x 50’): $40.00 Irregular Plot (20’ x 20’): $19.00

For questions or to reserve a plot, call (320) 693-2354.

Tai Chi

Hannibal Wolong Tai Chi (Taiji Quan) often referred to as “meditation in motion” or “medication in motion” by Harvard University. Tai Chi is a set of exercises rooted in the martial arts and philosophy. Research suggests that regular practice of tai chi improves strength, balance, flexibility, and digestion. It also helps improve one’s mental health. Session I Wednesdays, January 5-February 9 6:00-6:50 PM HS Gym Fee: $43.00 #1725 Registration deadline: December 28 Session II Wednesdays, February 16-March 30 (No March 23) 6:00-6:50 PM HS Gym Fee: $43.00 #1725B Registration deadline: February 9

Power Hour Natasha Koll

The goal of Power Hour is to promote community and health. It takes the best aspects of group fitness and individual training and combines them. Benefit from a supportive community that holds you accountable and pushes you to be your best. Move at your own pace based on your abilities. Instructors explain the workout format, demonstrate movements, and provide modifications at the start of each class, so you feel confident in your ability to complete the workout. It’s a combination of resistance/ strength and high intensity interval training, as well as cardio/endurance. Work alone, in pairs, or groups depending on the format! Session I Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays January 5-March 3 (No February 21) 5:15-6:15 AM HS Weight Room Fee: $125.00 (Only $5.00 per session!) #0021 Registration deadline: December 29 Session II Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays March 7-May 26 (No March 21-24) 5:15-6:15 AM HS Weight Room Fee: $165.00 (Only $5.00 per session!) #0021B Registration deadline: February 28 Join us as we power through challenging yet rewarding workouts!

Adult Volleyball League In addition to being a fun, engaging, competitive environment, volleyball league is a great way to get in shape and meet new people. Meet once a week to play self-officiated games. Regular games will be played until March 2 with end of season playoffs on March 9 & 16. Team information needs to be received by the registration deadline. Registration deadline: December 28 Wednesdays, January 5-March 16 6:30-10:00 PM MS Gym & Cafeteria/Gym Fee: $80.00/Team #1739

Please wear loose fitting clothing.

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ADULT RECREATION REFIT® Fitness All Ages

Step Aerobics Ages 16+ Melissa Lolley

Heather Awe

Step up your workout routine with this strength building, high-intensity cardio exercise without putting stress on your joints. This aerobic workout involves stepping on and off a small platform. Modifications can be made for high and low impact options.

Refit is a cardio based fitness class that combines choreographed moves to upbeat music with varying intensity levels. Refit is a fun and powerful work out for EVERYBODY. Register for one session or all three!

Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30-7:15 AM WEB Gym Fee: $61.00 January 5-31 #0051

February 2-28 #0051B

April 4-27 #0051D

May 2-25 #0051E

March 7-30 #0051C

Registration deadlines are one week prior to the first day of the activity.

Session I Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays January 24-February 4 6:30-7:40 PM Lake Ripley Gym Fee: $38.00 #0012 Registration deadline: January 17 Session II Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays March 7-18 6:30-7:40 PM Lake Ripley Gym Fee: $38.00 #0012B Registration deadline: February 28 Session III Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays April 18-29 6:30-7:40 PM Lake Ripley Gym Fee: $38.00 #0012C Registration deadline: April 11 This fun, competitive sport is a cross between tennis, badminton and ping-pong. All skill levels are welcome! Balls are provided. Bring your own paddle. Register at any time!

Adult Pickleball Mondays & Thursdays. January 6-May 23 (No February 10, 21, March 21 & 24) 6:00-9:00 PM WEB Gym Fee: $30.00 #0502A

Beginner Pickleball for Seniors Wednesdays & Fridays, January 5-May 20 (No February 4, March 23, 25 & April 15) 6:00-9:00 PM WEB Gym Fee: $30.00 #0502B

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Open Pickleball All Ages Sundays, January 9-May 22 (No January 30, February 13, 20, March 20, 27 & April 17) 6:00-8:00 PM Ages 12 and under WEB Gym must be accompanied Fee: $15.00 by a registered adult. #0502C

DO NOT MISS OUT ON THE FASTEST GROWING SPORT IN THE COUNTRY!

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Walking Club

Open Gym All Ages Top off your weekend with unstructured activity time in the gym. Work on specific skills or just play and have fun! Please know that we follow the school district calendar and protocols. Please enter through door 11. Sundays, January 9-May 22 (No January 30, February 13, 20, March 20, 27 & April 17) 6:00-8:00 PM Grades 5 and HS & MS Gyms under must be FREE accompanied by No registration required!

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Move your daily walking routine inside! Your pass is good for the entire school year. There is no walking on conference nights, when school is not in session or when school is canceled due to inclement weather. Start anytime during the school year! Please include a valid email address so we can notify you of any changes. Mondays-Fridays throughout the school year 5:00-7:00 PM Lake Ripley Elementary Fee: $5.00 #1705 No registration deadline!

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ADULT & FAMILY SPECIAL EVENTS

Old Log Theatre presents “The Play That Goes

WRONG

Thursday, February 17

This classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania. You are welcomed to Opening Night of the Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s Comic Gold (variety) sure to bring down the house. Depart 9:10 AM - Load at ACGC - High School 9:30 AM - Load at Litchfield - Civic Arena Parking Lot 9:55 AM - Load at Dassel-Cokato - PAC 10:15 AM - Load at Howard Lake - MAWSECO 720 9th Avenue 11:30 AM - Arrive at the Old Log Theatre - Excelsior, MN 12:00 PM - Lunch 1:30-3:30 PM - Show Return 4:40 PM - Unload in Howard Lake 5:00 PM - Unload in Dassel-Cokato 5:25 PM - Unload in Litchfield 5:45 PM - Unload in ACGC

Fee: $80.00 (includes travel, lunch & show) #1113 Registration deadline: January 31

Discover Saint Paul Thursday, May 12

St. Paul is home to a variety of rich and diverse experiences, two of which we’ll explore! Immerse yourself in the history of Saint Paul when we take part in the “Gangster Tour” at Wabasha Street Caves. The bus tour will be filled with sites of nightclubs, kidnappings, and gun battles associated with 1930's gangsters like John Dillinger, Ma Barker and Babyface Nelson. See where the gangsters lived it up as they planned and executed some of the most notorious crimes ever perpetrated in the upper Midwest. You will be taken by the most infamous gangster hideouts and famous nightclubs where many gangsters spent time socializing with the public. More discoveries await at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Standing along the banks of the Mississippi River, the museum offers 370,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, scientific research, a collection of over two million objects and more! Depart 7:40 AM - Load at ACGC - High School 8:00 AM - Load at Litchfield - Civic Arena Parking Lot 8:25 AM - Load at Dassel-Cokato - PAC 8:45 AM - Load at Howard Lake - MAWSECO 720 9th Avenue 10:00 AM-12:00 PM - Gangster Bus Tour 12:30-3:30 PM - Science Museum of Minnesota *Lunch on your own 3:45 PM - Leave the Science Museum of Minnesota Return 4:50 PM - Unload in Howard Lake 5:10 PM - Unload in Dassel-Cokato 5:35 PM - Unload in Litchfield 5:55 PM - Unload in ACGC

Photographs/Recording

Fee: $67.00 (includes travel, tour & museum) #0512 Registration deadline: April 29

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INFORMATION & POLICIES Inclement Weather

Sponsor-A-Child Scholarships Available

Did you know that about 36% of children in the Litchfield School District qualify for free or reduced lunch rates?

Litchfield Community Education receives donations from generous individuals and businesses in our community to provide scholarships for youth activities, helping to offset the cost. Scholarships are based on income eligibility. We use the same guidelines as the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. Free and Reduced rate eligibility is based on family income requirements set by the state of Minnesota in relation to national poverty guidelines. As you can imagine, families that are strained financially, eliminate items like recreation and enrichment opportunities that are non-essential.

Listen to KLFD 95.9 FM & 1410 AM radio regarding activity changes, postponements or cancelations. When looking for activity information, call Litchfield Community Education & Recreation, not KLFD. Activity cancelations or postponements will be posted on our Facebook page. When school closes due to the weather, all Litchfield Community Education & Recreation activities will be canceled as well.

Cancelation Policy

Litchfield Community Education & Recreation reserves the right to cancel any activity. If this happens, your money will be refunded in full. Participant cancelations requested prior to the published deadline will be refunded in full. Cancelations made less than a week before the activity start day, will be subject to a $5.00 administrative fee. No refunds will be made after the class has met. You must call our office to request a cancelation. Online cancelation is not available.

Volunteer Information

Do you have a passion for a particular sport or activity? Some of our youth Funds remain in place until all dollars programs are looking for volunteers and we need committed individuals to help are utilized. Contact Community Education for more information and to out. When you commit, we ask that you are able to consistently provide determine eligibility. assistance for all scheduled program dates. At the end of the activity you Check Return Policy may receive credit on your account for Checks returned for insufficient funds, use on a future class. All volunteers stop payment or account closed will be must complete an application and subject to a $30.00 service charge. background check. In addition, all Payee will be notified upon receipt of recreation coaches must complete NSF notice to our office. If there has bloodborne pathogen and concussion been no attempt to contact our office training a week prior to their first day after two weeks, information will be of coaching. turned over to a collection agency. Contact Community Education for more information (320) 693-2354. COVID-19 Information Being that guidelines are ever changing in response to COVID-19, all activities are subject to change. Litchfield Community Education & Recreation follows COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the State of Minnesota and the Minnesota State High School League. Visit the Litchfield School District website for a list of guidelines that we follow.

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Equal Opportunities and Accessibility

District 465 Community Education and Recreation complies with all state and federal equal opportunity requirements and follows employment practices and education programs that do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, marital status, handicap, national origin or the presence of a non-job or education related medical condition. We strive to provide reasonable accommodations when needed. Advance notice of these needs helps considerably. When registering, please inform our staff by filling out an information sheet that describes the type of accommodations that Community Education and Recreation can provide for you. Staff will not be responsible for passing or handling personal medications. This must be done by a parent, guardian or personal care attendant, whom are also welcome to accompany those with special needs to a class at no charge.

Use of School Facilities

Litchfield Public Schools encourages the use of school facilities. Arrange for use of school facilities by filling out a Facility Use Application. Visit our website, email or call us for more information and/or a form. Reservation is complete after the request is on the master schedule. Fees vary based on type of requests. Valid insurance is required to cover the rental.

Photographs/Recording By registering for any Litchfield Community Education & Recreation activity, you acknowledge for yourself or those you are registering, that photographs and/or recordings of participants may be taken and used for Litchfield Community Education & Recreation marketing purposes. If you object to this, please contact the office.

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REGISTRATION FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER: Visit us online Call us at (320) 693-2354 Stop by in person or mail a payment Litchfield Community Education 307 E 6th Street, Suite 110 Litchfield, MN 55355

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7:45 AM-4:15 PM Office hours vary. Please provide a valid email address if you have one. You will receive a confirmation email for your registration and it will also be our main way of contacting you with activity information.

Payment is required at the time of registration. Litchfield Community Education & Recreation Registration Form Payer Name (Print)

Email Address

Mailing Address

City

Main Phone Number

Other Phone Number

Activity #

Activity Name

Cash Check #

Fee

Visa MasterCard

Participant’s Name

Card #

State

Zip

Grade

Shirt Size

Expiration Date

Cardholder’s Signature Make checks payable to: Litchfield Community Education 307 E 6th Street, Suite 110 Litchfield, MN 55355

Please confirm availability of activity before mailing in a registration.

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The breathtaking picture on the front of the guide is courtesy of Adam Stern. While visiting Litchfield, Adam enjoys riding his bike around the town. Adam said, “Biking through Litchfield is a passion of mine. I see all of the beauty this community has to offer and capturing images, like the sunset meeting the railroad tracks on a spring evening, is a great example of that!” Thank you for this lovely snapshot of just how beautiful Litchfield is, Adam!

“Winter’s Majesty” Dianne Shoultz Litchfield, MN

“Constructing Snowpersons 101 ” Tim Bergstrom Grove City, MN

If you would like to see your picture featured in a guide, submit it to the Programs Coordinator at jprieve@isd465.org

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