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LITCHFIELD COMMUNIT Y EDUCATION & RECREATION SUMMER 2018

307 E 6th Street, Suite 110 ● Litchfield, MN 55355 (320) 693-2354 ● www.litchfieldcommunityed.com Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM A cooperative program of the City of Litchfield and Independent School District 465

Para ayuda con esta información en español llame a Jeff Garland (320) 593-7971. Información en español página 32.


INTRODUCTION Greetings: By the time you receive this guide, the grass should be green and the flowers should have started blooming. (It’s hard to imagine as I write this during the April 3rd snowstorm!) As Chair of the Community Education Advisory Council, it is my privilege to work with a great volunteer council plus the dedicated Community Education staff of Rebecca, Emily and Janaye. As a group, we strive to provide programs for all ages and abilities. We try to offer classes, programs and services that provide lifelong learning and involvement by many. Looking at the summer guide brings back the memory of when I hired a babysitter that could drive my kids to summer recreation activities since I was working full time and had no means of getting them moved around to classes. What a great summer they had taking swimming lessons, t-ball, Tot Lot, etc. Their excitement at being able to enjoy these activities was worth the time spent to find someone that could transport them. Nowadays, the transit bus can provide rides to the numerous classes and events. Students also have the free Dragon Dining lunch available. Having helped serve this lunch, I know first hand that the food is great! Our council and staff are always open to new ideas and encourage you to contact the Community Education office or one of our council members with your suggestions. We also look for people to coach and teach classes. A huge thank you to those that have already shared their talents. Community Education is excited to provide this summer guide to you. Be sure to page through and sign up early for the events you wish to participate in to make sure you get in. Come play, create and learn, making this a summer to remember! Loree Schultz Chair Community Education Advisory Council

Our Mission

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS Dragon Kids Club

Page 3

Preschool

Page 4

Early Childhood

Pages 4-5

Youth Enrichment

Pages 6-8

Special Olympics

Page 9

Youth Recreation

Pages 9-17

Youth Trips & Special Events

Page 18

Aquatics

Pages 19-21

Adult Basic Education

Page 22

Adult Enrichment

Pages 23-27

Adult Recreation

Pages 28-29

Adult & Family Trips

Pages 30-31

Guía de Programas y Actividades

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Community Information

Pages 33-36

Information & Policies

Pages 37-38

Registration

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Dragon Dining FREE LUNCH Ages 1-18 Litchfield Schools Food Service

Litchfield Schools Food Service will be offering free lunch this summer to anyone and everyone ages 1-18. Anyone 19+ can eat for $3.85. No registration necessary, just show up hungry! The lunches will be prepared in the high school kitchen. The cafeteria will be supervised daily by local volunteers. If you or your organization is interested in volunteering or would like more information, please contact Heather Jeseritz, United Community Action Partnership (UCAP) Program Coordinator at (320) 693-7911 or heatherj@unitedcapmn.org Monday-Friday June 11-August 17 (NO LUNCH JULY 2-JULY 6) 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Litchfield High School Cafeteria FREE- No registration required. 2

Dragon Dining ALMUERZO GRATIS Edades 1-18 Servicio de Alimentos Escolares de Litchfield

El Servicio de Alimentos Escolares de Litchfield estará ofreciendo almuerzo gratis este verano a todas las personas entre las edades de 1-18. Cualquier persona mayor de 19 años de edad, puede comer por $3.85. Los almuerzos se prepararan en la cocina de la cafetería de la High School. La cafetería será supervisada diariamente por voluntarios locales. Lunes-Jueves Junio 11-Agosto 17 (NO HABRÁ ALMUERZO DEL 2 DE JULIO AL 6 DE JULIO) 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Cafetería de High School GRATIS- No es necesario registrarse.

Register online at: www.litchfieldcommunityed.com or call us at (320) 693-2354


DRAGON KIDS CLUB

Dragon Kids Club is ISD #465 Community Education’s AFTERSCHOOL & SUMMER school-age childcare program for students grades K-5 (2017-2018 School Year) Dragon Kids Club offers a professional and caring staff, a variety of enrichment programs, engaging recreational choices including large motor activity, outdoor play, large and small group games and field trips. Join us for some fun at Kids Club this summer!

SCHEDULE Day: Monday-Friday Hours: 6:30 AM-6:00 PM Location: Wagner Education Building

2018 SUMMER RATES June 5-August 31 Annual Registration Fee (September 2017-August 2018) First Child Family

$25.00 $40.00

Weekly (5 days a week)

$125.00

Daily (1-4 days a week) Drop-In

$28.00 $32.00

1/2 Day Rate (5 hours or less) not available on trip days Drop-In

$16.00

CLOSED DATES May 28 & July 4 For all general and billing questions, please call Dragon Kids Club (320) 699-0041 or (320) 693-2354 ext. 2002

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ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: 

Breakfast (7:00-8:00 AM)

Lunch (11:30 AM-12:30 PM )

Afternoon snack

Staff available to walk your child(ren) to and from Community Education activities

Swimming at the high school pool

Field trips

Games

Movie days

Arts/crafts

Science projects

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LITCHFIELD

PRESCHOOL

Families may pick up registration forms from Community Education. Completed registration forms must be accompanied by a registration fee payment to reserve spaces for the 2018-2019 school year. Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. All children must be at least 3½ years old on or before August 31, 2018. Children must be fully potty-trained to participate in preschool. Scholarships are available to families who qualify for free and/or reduced lunch. Scholarships are given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Litchfield

Preschool

Teresa Strowbridge - Teacher Litchfield Public Schools Preschool programs and EFCE programs are the proud recipients of a Parent Aware 4-Star Rating What is Parent Aware Rating? Parent Aware Ratings are an important tool that Minnesota parents 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 in the use of most best practices in preparing kids for kindergarten. Where can I find more information? To read more about Parent Aware in Minnesota go to www.parentawareratings.org

2018-2019 PRESCHOOL

As of this printing we have a few spots available! Call (320) 693-2354 for openings and details on exact days and times. ASK ABOUT OUR SCHOLARSHIPS!

Litchfield Public Schools Preschool is an on-site, all early childhood service combined in the pre-k-grade 3 continuum with Lake Ripley School. We have early childhood licensed teachers and use curriculum and assessment tools approved by the Department of Education. We are a 4-Star Parent Aware program and have beautiful facilities for learning that include a playground and gymnasium.

ECFE School Readiness: Pie in the Park Join us for the annual Pie in the Park fundraiser held with the Watercade Brat Feed in Central Park Thursday, June 14 from 5:00-7:30 PM. Pies are donated by ECFE, Litchfield Preschool and LELP families. Ice cream is donated by Meeker County American Dairy Association. In addition, there will be music, courtesy of Sara Dollerschell & Friends. In case of rain, the event will be held at the Civic Arena. Celebrate the end of the school year with pie and ice cream!

Early Childhood Screening 2018 What do I do if I have a child younger than three that I have concerns about? While all children grow and change at their own rate you may have concerns that your child is developing differently than other infants or toddlers at the same age. If you have concerns you can 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 Department of Education and MN Department of Human Services

Litchfield Public Schools Early Childhood Screening is a service offered to families with children ages 3-5 years old. It is a chance to see if a child is achieving the developmental milestones of early childhood. Screening gives parents an opportunity to secure support for their children who might need help in reaching those milestones. The school district is required to offer Early Childhood Screening for ALL children prior to entering kindergarten in the state of Minnesota. During the screening process, early childhood staff along with 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, he/she will be notified about Early Childhood Screening close to age 3½ years. If you don't hear from us or need to schedule an appointment, please call (320) 693-2354. Screening Dates: August 23, 2018 October 19, 2018 January 25, 2019 March 15, 2019

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Register online at: www.litchfieldcommunityed.com or call us at (320) 693-2354


EARLY CHILDHOOD Little Learners Ages 4-6 Val Chellin “Building Blocks for Family and School Success” Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), is a program for all Minnesota families with children between the ages of birth to kindergarten. The program is offered through Minnesota public school districts.

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ECFE in Litchfield employs certified teachers and experienced support staff. The Early Childhood Center is located in the Wagner Education Building

Mondays & Wednesdays June 18-27 & July 9-11 10:00-11:15 AM WEB RM 3 Fee: $30.00 #8010A

Programs are for families with children birth to pre-k. All programs include a rich variety of experiences that promote the growth and development of young children. All programs involve parents AND children. Research and experience shows that children whose parents are involved early in their education do better in school. Parent discussion time allows parents to connect, develop relationships, gain support, and learn new parenting skills. We want to partner with parents to provide the best family education experience available.

Baby Stop

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Do not let your child miss out on Little Learners! Each day we will have time for crafts, beginner team sports, snacks and a story. Drop off your child and enjoy some “me time” while your child has fun with friends! Registration deadline: 6/11

For questions regarding ECFE call (320) 693-2354

This 8 week ECFE class is for the brand new baby in your family and you. Join this class for 8 sessions and learn about this new little wonder in your life. Jump in at anytime and stay for 8 weeks. Have an older sibling? Sibling care available too! Registration deadline: 4/24 Tuesdays 5/1-6/19 10:30-11:30 AM WEB RM 3 & 4 FREE #9100

Little Explorers Birth-Preschool Age 5 Join us for a fun session to kick off your summer! We will be exploring new areas including the gym and playground. Class includes family time together and parent study. If you will potentially need childcare for any siblings that will be kindergarten eligible (ages 5+) by September 1, 2018, please indicate at time of registration. We would be happy to assist you with childcare for a nominal fee! Registration deadline: 4/24 Tuesdays 5/1-6/19 9:00-10:15 AM WEB RM 3 & 6 Fee: See Sliding Fee Scale #9101

Parents must be present!

ECFE Summer 2018 Pay Scale

Summer Fun Days Ages Birth-Kindergarten Join us for fun and kid friendly play for children and their parents, hosted by Ms. Lori! Parents must be present! Tuesdays 7/17 & 8/7 9:00-10:15 AM WEB Gym or Playground #0711

FREE!

Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

$70,000+ $69,999-50,000 $49,999-30,000 $29,999-20,000 $19,999-10,000 $9,999-0 Newcomers

$27.00/per course $20.00/per course $13.00/per course $7.00/per course $4.00/per course $ Gifted/per course $ Gifted/per course

No family will be denied due to an inability to pay for any reason. Call (320) 693-2354 for more information.

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YOUTH ENRICHMENT Kindergarten Readiness Ages 5-6

Honors Theater Ages 10-14

Joyce Kiehn, Kindergarten Teacher Tammy Minton, Social Worker

Aubrey Ross

Heading off to school for the first day of kindergarten can be an anxious moment for both parent and child. By participating in this class you will be able to eliminate some anxiety, helping the transition to go smoothly. Students will enjoy a hands-on introduction to the activities, places and people involved in kindergarten. Parents and/or guardians will be given the opportunity to participate in the classroom on the last day of this activity. Students must be 5 years old by September 1, 2018 to enter kindergarten this fall. Registration deadline: 8/13 Monday-Friday 8/20-8/24 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Ripley RM 247 Fee: $38.00 #1226

Families in the Woods

For families with children birth-grade 3 Come to the woods with us and explore the treasure of our local park, Youngstrom Woods. Together we will explore nature through games, art and guided learning. There will be time to explore together and each night ends with time by the bonfire, so bring something to roast! Registration deadline: 4/26 Thursdays 5/3-5/17 Learning group 6:00-7:00 PM (Bonfire 7:00-7:30 PM) Youngstrom Woods Fee: $6.00/night or $15.00/all three #0503

Drawing, Painting & Paper Projects Ages 5-10 Val Chellin

Are you the creative one? Do you love crafting? In these classes we will create 1-2 projects each class. You will do some cartooning, practice painting techniques and create unique paper projects. Registration deadline: 7/9

Learn about the fundamentals of acting, stage movement, and character development through the rehearsal and performance of a play adapted for young performers. In addition, students will participate in acting exercises and improvisation. No former stage experience is required. Participants will put on a 60-minute performance of “The Hysterical History of the Trojan War” By D.M. Larson (Freedrama.net) for friends and family to enjoy at 3:00 PM on the last day of this activity. Registration deadline: 7/30 Monday-Friday 8/6-8/17 1:00-2:30 PM Bernie Aaker Auditorium Fee: $35.00 #1363

Little Actors Program Ages 5-9 (Completed Kindergarten 2017-2018) Val Chellin

“You’ve got a friend in me!” Come and enjoy learning about theatre by presenting “Toy Story”. We will be creating all those familiar characters of Andy, Buzz, Woody, Jessie, Ham, Slink and many more! Participants will be doing a 30-minute performance for friends and family to enjoy at 5:00 PM on the last day of this activity. Registration deadline: 7/30 Mondays-Fridays 8/6-8/17 3:00-4:30 PM HS Little Theater Fee: $30.00 #1241

Mondays & Wednesdays 7/16-7/25 1:00-2:00 PM WEB RM 3 Fee: $25.00 #0312

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Register online at: www.litchfieldcommunityed.com or call us at (320) 693-2354


YOUTH ENRICHMENT Dancin' Dragons Age 3-Gr. 11

Thriving Thursdays

Holly McGraw

In support of Thriving Thursdays, Community Education is joining the fun in Central Park! See page 35 for Thriving Thursdays Concerts in Central Park!

Let's Dance! Join us for a week-long dance camp. You will build self-esteem while learning jazz, ballet and high kick skills at age appropriate levels using teamwork, rhythm and coordination. We will be creating a fun dance routine to show to family and friends on Friday, July 20 at 6:30 PM. Please note, practice times will be shortened on Friday to allow time to prepare for the dance show. All dancers will receive a t-shirt to wear for the show. Please specify shirt size when registering (YXS, YS, YM, YL, AS, AM, AL, XL, 2X). You are not guaranteed a shirt if you register after the deadline. Registration deadline: 7/5

Pie in the Park - Thursday, June 14 Join us for the musical stylings of Sara Dollerschell & friends, the Watercade Brat Feed, and Pie in the Park! Family Game Night - Thursday, August 16 Join us for music in the park and yard games! Will Hale and Tadpole Parade, a rock band for kids will bring the beat! There will be bean bag toss, ladder golf and more!

Practice: Monday-Thursday 7/16-7/19 Lake Ripley Gym

All events located in Central Park 6:00-8:00 PM

Practice & Show: Friday 7/20 6:30 PM HS Gym

In support of Thriving Thursdays, The Meeker County Historical Society and GAR Hall will charge ONLY $1.00 for admission to the Museum. Stop by after any event to explore and enjoy a treat!

Fee: $35.00 Age 3 Ages 4 & 5 Gr. K-1 Gr. 2-3 Gr. 4-5 Gr. 6-11

Baking with Lexi Lu’s Cupcakes Ages 12+ Lexi Barron - Lexi Lu’s Cupcakes

4:45-5:15 PM 5:15-5:45 PM 4:00-4:45 PM 5:45-6:30 PM 6:30-7:15 PM 7:15-8:45 PM

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Make it a sweet day! Join Lexi from Lexi Lu’s Cupcakes as she guides you through the process of baking 12 scrumptious cupcakes from scratch! You’ll frost 6 vanilla and 6 chocolate cupcakes to take home with you. Please bring an apron. Children ages 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration deadline: 8/4 Saturday, August 11 9:00-11:00 AM HS RM C-110 Fee: Adult: $30.00 Child: $28.00 #0811

NEW!

All activities are for grades completed in 2017-2018 unless otherwise stated. Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

ALL activity dates are subject to change due to unforeseen scheduling complications. SUMMER 2018

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YOUTH ENRICHMENT Babysitting Clinic Ages 11-15

Denise Fransen- Director of Kids of the Kingdom Childcare Center

Fun-damental Forces Mad Science

Babysitting can be a great way to earn extra money, but it is a huge responsibility. Denise will train you in the basics required to keep you, and the children you are responsible for, safe. Learn what parents expect, basic information about the development of children, accident prevention strategies, how to handle some emergency situations, and basic child care skills. Registration deadline: 5/10

Fun-damental Forces Feel the force . . . that is, the force of gravity, inertia, and momentum. Use Newton’s Laws of Motion to zing toy cars through gravity defying loops. Let Newton’s Third Law turn you in circles as you experiment with a giant bike wheel gyroscope. Take home your own play catch toy! Registration deadline: 7/23

Thursdays 5/17-5/24 3:15 PM-5:30 PM WEB RM 12 & Computer Lab Fee: $29.00 #0226

Monday, July 30 2:00-3:00 PM HS RM E-105 Fee: $25.00 #0730

Guitar Lessons Grades 9 - Adult Dave Stottrup

If you have wanted to play guitar or another stringed instrument, here's your chance to get started. This is a class for motivated beginners. If you put in some practice time between the sessions, you will be on your way to playing songs both by ear and with music by the end of the five sessions. Although this is a guitar class, the skills you learn when you play guitar are transferable to the banjo and mandolin, so if you have a banjo or mandolin you can bring them in addition to your guitar. Registration deadline: 5/29

Braiding Buddies All Ages

NEW!

Rachel Narducci - Narducci Hair Design

Mondays 6/4-7/2 6:00-7:30 PM WEB RM 12 Fee: $25.00 #1321

This class will teach participants how to do simple hairstyles with braids. After reviewing the basic braid, participants will build their braiding skills by learning French, fishtail, waterfall and Dutch braids. This is a great opportunity for parents to learn how to do their daughter’s hair or friends to do each others hair! You must register in pairs! Ages 15 and under need to be accompanied by an adult. Registration deadline: 6/4

Messy, Ooey Gooey Science Fun Gr. K-3

Monday, June 11 6:00-7:30 PM HS RM E-105 Fee: $30.00/pair #0611

Natalie VanderVorst

Science can be messy! We will have fun making oobleck, silly putty, elephant toothpaste, and other fun experiments! Registration deadline: 6/5 Tuesday, June 12 & Thursday, June 14 1:00-3:00 PM HS RM S-109 Fee: $32.00 #1255

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ALL activity dates are subject to change due to unforeseen scheduling complications.

Register online at: www.litchfieldcommunityed.com or call us at (320) 693-2354


YOUTH RECREATION Youth Dragon Wrestling Camp Gr. 3-6 (2018-2019 School Year)

Summer Rec Rally

Litchfield Wrestling Staff

We are joining the fun on Thriving Thursday June 7! We will be at the GAR Hall with outdoor games and the opportunity for you to sign up for your favorite summer activities! AND bonus! Don’t miss out on the fun in Central Park, music and other activities courtesy of Meeker Area Ministries!

We will be working on position base wrestling from the neutral, bottom, and top positions. This camp is designed to help prepare our youth athletes to wrestle at the next level. Please come ready to give maximum effort! Please indicate shirt size when registering (YXS-3X). Registration deadline: 6/8

Thursday, June 7 6:00-8:00 PM Come find us at the GAR Hall!

June 10, 13, 24, 27 & July 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 29, 30 & 31 6:00-7:00 PM HS Wrestling Room Fee: $20.00 #8025B

In support of Thriving Thursdays, The Meeker County Historical Society and GAR Hall will charge ONLY $1.00 for admission to the Museum. Stop by after any event to explore and enjoy a treat!

Dragon Wrestling Camp Gr. 7-12 (2018-2019 School Year) Litchfield Wrestling Staff

Region 6 Special Olympics Track and Field Meet

We will be working on position base wrestling from the neutral, bottom, and top positions. This camp is designed for our varsity, junior varsity, and middle school athletes to improve their wrestling skills. Please come ready to give maximum effort! Please indicate shirt size when registering (YXS-3X). Registration deadline: 6/8

Saturday, May 12 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Dragon Spitfire S.O. will be hosting this year’s Region Meet at the Dragon Track and Field Complex! We are excited to invite 150+ athletes, their coaches, family and friends to Litchfield! Hosting this event comes with the responsibility of finding 50+ volunteers to assist that day.

June 10, 13, 24, 27 & July 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 29, 30 & 31 7:00-8:00 PM HS Wrestling Room Fee: $20.00 #8025

If you would like to join us, please call the office at (320) 693-2354 to register as a volunteer.

Your efforts make a difference!

Photographs/Videotaping

By registering for any Community Education activity you acknowledge for yourself or those you are registering that photographs and/or videotaping of participants may be taken. See page 38 for more information. Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

Weather Information Please listen to KLFD AM 1410 or FM 95.9 and check our Facebook page for all weather related announcements and cancellations. Please do not call KLFD.

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YOUTH RECREATION Litchfield Blues’ Baseball Clinic Ages 7-14 Litchfield Blues Coaches & Players

Little Tykes

Community Education Staff NEW!

Litchfield Blues players and coaches will provide instruction on the fundamentals of baseball. Participants will gain baseball knowledge and experience from local players and coaches. Child admission into the home games are always FREE but participants will get a voucher for a free Gatorade and hot dog or hamburger at any Blues’ home game! Registration deadline: 6/4 Monday, June 11 & Tuesday, June 12 6:00-7:00 PM Optimist Park Fee: $11.00 (Reduced fee thanks to generous, local donors!) #6111

Little Tykes league is an opportunity for preschoolers to learn the basics of softball and baseball in a safe, supervised environment. This program is designed to teach the fundamentals of the game: fielding, grounding, catching, hitting, base running and using a “T.” Soft cloth baseballs will be used. Please know that these are age appropriate activities designed for these age groups and our first priority is for the kids to have fun. Please bring water and a glove if you have one! We are in need of a head coach in order to run this program! Contact us for more information! Parent & Tot (Ages 3-4) Tuesdays & Thursdays 6/19-7/12 (No 7/3 & 7/5) 6:00-6:40 PM WEB Playground Fee: $30 .00 #1320A Registration deadline: 6/12 *Parent involvement is required for this activity

Bury the Puck Roller Hockey and Dryland Training Ages 5-14 Chris Olson Sponsored by Beno Blue Line Club & LDC Hockey

What do T.J. Oshie, Zach Parise, and Patrick Kane have in common? They are fast, they can shoot the puck, and they can stick handle in a phone booth. Become a better overall hockey player in this class. Develop proper shooting technique, puck handling skills, and core strength. These are all the tools necessary to play just like your favorite NHLer. NEW this year, the kids will be asked to bring their rollerblades with them as we will be adding a roller hockey component to the fun! Participants will need to bring a hockey stick and helmet. A locked locker will be provided to leave stick on site. Athletic apparel and tennis/running shoes are required. There will be helmets at the arena for those that need to borrow one. Registration deadline: 6/12

Ages 5-6 Tuesdays & Thursdays 6/19-7/12 (No 7/3 & 7/5) 6:50-7:30 PM WEB Playground Fee: $36 .00 #1320B Registration deadline: 6/12 *A minimum of one parent volunteer per team is required in order for this activity to run. We must have committed volunteers by the registration deadline. See page 30 for more details. Game Days: Tuesday, July 10 & Thursday, July 12 Please indicate shirt size when registering (YXS-3X). If you register after the deadline, your child is not guaranteed a shirt.

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6/19-7/26 (No 7/3 & 7/5) 9:30-10:30 AM Litchfield Civic Arena Check out the Fee: $35.00 NEW features #8055 for Bury the Puck!

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Register online at: www.litchfieldcommunityed.com or call us at (320) 693-2354


YOUTH RECREATION Baseball Gr. K-1

Baseball Gr. 4-6

Jeff Wollin - LHS Baseball Coach & Staff

Jeff Wollin - LHS Baseball Coach & Staff

Players will learn the basic rules, positions, and skills of baseball. They will practice throwing, catching, batting, and base running. Players will progress from hitting off tees to soft toss, and on to underhand pitching. "Incrediballs" (soft cloth baseballs) will be used. Please indicate shirt size when registering (YXS-3X). Registration deadline: 6/11

Players will play games using all the rules of real baseball, while continuing to develop the basic skills of the game. Players will begin using more advanced skills, such as, stealing bases, bunting, cut-off plays, and more. Hitting will be done against overhand pitching and pitching machines. Real baseballs will be used, along with necessary protective equipment, such as, batting helmets and catcher's gear. Please indicate shirt size when registering (YXS-3X). Registration deadline: 6/11

Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 6/18-7/26 (No 7/2, 7/4, 7/5) 8:30-9:30 AM Civic Arena Fields Fee: $45.00 #1365

Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 6/18-7/26 (No 7/2, 7/4, 7/5) 10:45-11:45 AM Civic Arena Fields Fee: $45.00 #1367

Baseball Gr. 2-3

All baseball rain make-ups will be on Tuesdays & Fridays.

Jeff Wollin - LHS Baseball Coach & Staff Players will continue to learn about baseball rules, strategies, and responsibilities involved in various game situations. Coaches will focus on the fundamentals of fielding ground balls and fly balls correctly, as well as proper hitting techniques. Players will hit underhand pitching from the coaches. "Flexiballs" (soft baseballs) will be used. Please indicate shirt size when registering (YXS-3X). Registration deadline: 6/11

Softball Gr. 3-5

Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 6/18-7/26 (No 7/2, 7/4, 7/5) 9:30-10:30 AM Civic Arena Fields Fee: $45.00 #1366

LHS Softball Coach & Staff Players will learn all the rules of softball and will work on developing the skills of pitching and catching. Players will also begin to practice the more advanced skills of stealing bases, bunting, cut-offs and more. Please indicate shirt size when registering (YXS-3X). Registration deadline: 6/11

Softball Gr. K-2

LHS Softball Coach & Staff Players will learn more about the rules of softball and about player positions. Coaches will focus on the fundamentals of fielding ground and fly balls and, proper batting techniques and will pitch underhand to players. Regular softballs will be used and batters will wear helmets. The emphasis will be learning from game situations. Please indicate shirt size when registering (YXS-3X). Registration deadline: 6/11 Mondays & Wednesdays 6/18-7/18 (No 7/2 & 7/4) 8:00-8:45 AM VFW Fields Fee: $40.00 #1330

Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

Mondays & Wednesdays 6/18-7/18 (No 7/2 & 7/4) 8:45-10:00 AM VFW Fields Fee: $40.00 #1335

Weather Information Please listen to KLFD AM 1410 or FM 95.9 and check our Facebook page for all weather related announcements and cancellations. Please do not call KLFD.

All activities are for grades completed in 2017-2018 unless otherwise stated. SUMMER 2018

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YOUTH RECREATION Tennis Camp

Matt Draeger - LHS Girls Tennis Coach & Staff Gr. K-4 The purpose of this camp is to provide an introduction to the game of tennis, learning basic skills such as forehand, backhand, volleys, serving and scoring. Come play some fun tennis games and have a great time while learning. Registration deadline: 6/11 Mondays-Thursdays 6/18-6/28 10:00-11:00 AM HS Tennis Courts Fee: $45.00 #8012 Gr. 5-11 Participants will continue to learn advanced shots while learning strategies and match play. It is a great opportunity to get out and learn, work on consistency, strategies, and other skills. Participants looking to join the Litchfield tennis, extracurricular programs, are encouraged to register. Registration deadline: 6/11 Mondays-Thursdays 6/18-7/19 (No 7/2, 7/3, 7/4 & 7/5) 9:00-10:00 AM HS Tennis Courts Fee: $48.00 #8013

Golf Course Staff This program is an instructional program where the junior golfer will learn proper fundamentals for the game of golf. Participants will learn etiquette, grip, stance, set up, putting, chipping, pitching, full swing and have FUN! Fee includes all instruction, range balls and prizes. Students should bring their own equipment if they have it. If you need equipment please let us know at the time of registration. Registration deadline: 6/11 We would like to give a BIG thank you to the Litchfield Golf Club for helping subsidize this activity to promote youth golf in our community. Mondays & Tuesdays 6/18-7/24 (No 7/2 & 7/3) Litchfield Golf Course Fee: $15.00 Ages 5-6 11:00 AM-12:00 PM #8040 3:00-4:00 PM #8040A Ages 7-8 8:30-9:30 AM #8041

Tae Kwon Do Ages 7+

9:45-10:45 AM #8041A

Scott Lund 4th degree black belt April Lund 1st degree black belt

1:45-2:45 PM #8041B

Tae Kwon Do is a Korean Martial Art using hand and foot techniques. It is a great class for kids and adults. Our classes are taught in a family friendly atmosphere emphasizing positive attitudes. While learning the techniques of Tae Kwon Do, you will gain focus, self-control and self-confidence. All rank advancement is through the World Martial Arts Center (WMAC) and nationally recognized. Black Belt ranking is through the Kukkiwon in South Korea. Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing (no shorts please). Registration deadline: 5/29 Tuesdays 6/5-6/26 6:30-7:30 PM WEB Gym Fee: $30.00 #1802

Golf Ages 5-17

Ages 9-11 12:30-1:30 PM #8042 Wednesdays & Thursdays 6/20-7/26 (No 7/4 & 7/5) Litchfield Golf Course Fee: $15.00 Ages 7-8 11:00 AM-12:00 PM #8041C Ages 9-11 9:45-10:45 AM #8042A Ages 12-17 8:30-9:30 AM #8043 There will be an end of the year tournament date TBA

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Register online at: www.litchfieldcommunityed.com or call us at (320) 693-2354


YOUTH RECREATION Dragon Youth Soccer Ages 4+ Mike & Lori Patten

Soccer is fast, fun and a great sport for all ages. Girls and boys will have a chance to learn and improve soccer skills, teamwork and strategy. All soccer games will be played outside. We will play in rain, no lightning. Participants should have shin guards and their own soccer ball; #4 for ages 4-7 and #5 for ages 8 +, as well as their own water. Label all of your equipment before the first session. Please indicate shirt size when registering (YXS-3X). If you register after the deadline, you are not guaranteed a shirt. Registration deadline: 7/3 Parent coaches are REQUIRED for this activity to run! We must have committed volunteers by the registration deadline. Coaches do not need a background in soccer, only a desire to help kids have a positive experience. See page 38 for more details on becoming a volunteer coach. Ages 4-5 Tuesdays 7/17-8/28 6:30-7:15 PM Civic Arena Fields Fee: $40.00 #1376

Gr. K-1 Tuesdays 7/17-8/28 6:30-7:30 PM Civic Arena Fields Fee: $40.00 #1377

Gr. 2+ Tuesdays 7/17-8/28 6:30-7:30 PM Civic Arena Fields Fee: $40.00 #1378

Youth Volleyball Camps LHS Varsity Coaching Staff

The focus of these camps will be on skill development. The primary goal is to develop proper technique for passing, setting, hitting, and serving. There will be a variety of fun games and challenging drills. This will be a good opportunity to work on skill development with the assistance of our high school coaching staff. Please wear tennis shoes and athletic clothing. Please indicate shirt size when registering (YM-AXL). Registration deadline: 6/18 Gr. 1-4 (2018-2019 School Year) Monday-Thursday 6/25-6/28 12:30-1:30 PM MS Gym & MS Cafeteria/Gym Fee: $35.00 #1344 Gr. 5-7 (2018-2019 School Year) Monday-Thursday 6/25-6/28 1:30-3:00 PM MS Gym & MS Cafeteria/Gym Fee: $45.00 #1345

Volleyball Open Gym & Skills Training Gr. 8-12 (2018-2019 School Year) LHS Varsity Coaching Staff

Come work off the rust and improve your overall volleyball skills. This will be an opportunity for players to work on skills and play competitive games. Half of the time will be working on skill development and the other half will be playing a variety of competitive games. Registration deadline: 6/4 Mondays & Wednesdays 6/11-8/1 (No 7/2 & 7/4) 7:00-8:00 AM HS Gym Fee: $20.00 #1348

All activities are for grades completed in 2017-2018 unless otherwise stated. Weather Information Please listen to KLFD AM 1410 or FM 95.9 and check our Facebook page for all weather related announcements and cancellations. Please do not call KLFD. Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

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YOUTH RECREATION Litchfield Boys Basketball Camp Gr. 3-12 (2018-2019 School Year)

Coaching Staff: Matt Draeger, Justin Wittrock, Logan Manska & Varsity Boys Basketball Team Fundamental skills, the core of any good basketball player, will be the focus of this 4 day camp. The Varsity Boys' Basketball players and coaches will teach the campers the importance of fundamentals, teamwork, and sportsmanship during this 4 day camp. Activities will include passing drills, shooting drills, dribbling drills, contests, 3 on 3, 4 on 4, and 5 on 5 games. All activities will be modified to fit the needs of each age level, so we welcome anyone from beginners to experienced basketball players. All participants will receive a t-shirt on the final day of camp. Please indicate shirt size when registering (YM, YL, AS, AM, AL, AXL). Registration deadline: 6/4 Camp Focus: 1. FUN 2. Developing basketball knowledge and enhance skills 3. Competition to challenge each camper

Individual Workouts & Focused Shooting Boys Gr. 8-12 (2018-2019 School Year) Boys Coach Justin Wittrock

Coach Wittrock will focus on various areas of skill development and build each workout based on what is best for the player. Registration deadline: 6/19 Mondays-Wednesdays 6/18-7/25 (No 7/2, 7/3 & 7/4) 2:00-3:30 PM HS Gym Fee: $50.00 #1302

Girls Basketball Skills Development Gr. 5-7 & Gr. 8-12 (2018-2019 School Year) Shannon Walters & Ian Anderson

This program will focus on shooting, ball handling, footwork, and individual moves to attack the basket.

Monday-Thursday 6/11-6/14 Fee: $50.00

Gr. 5-7 Wednesday-Friday 6/6-6/8 10:00 AM-1:00 PM MS Gym Fee: $40.00 #0620A Registration deadline: 5/30

Gr. 3-5 2:30-4:30 PM Ripley Gym #8130A Gr. 6-8 11:30 AM-2:00 PM HS Gym #8130B

Gr. 8-12 Tuesdays & Thursdays 6/19-7/26 (No 7/3 & 7/5) 7:00-8:00 AM HS Gym Fee: $40.00 #0620B Registration deadline: 6/12

Gr. 9-12 8:30-11:00 AM HS Gym #8130C

Boys Basketball League Gr. 4-7 (2018-2019 School Year) Boys Coach Justin Wittrock

Summer basketball league features structured game time as well as skill drills. There will be an emphasis on sportsmanship and on the basics of basketball. Staff will have contests and provide awards based on participation and effort. Students will also play 3 on 3 and 5 on 5 games. Equal playing time will be emphasized. Registration deadline: 6/19 Mondays & Wednesdays 6/18-7/25 (No 7/2 & 7/4) 12:30-2:00 PM HS Gym Fee: $44.00 #1360 14

We are always looking for new instructors and ideas, so feel free to contact the Community Education office at (320) 693-2354 or email us at litchcommed@isd465.org.

Register online at: www.litchfieldcommunityed.com or call us at (320) 693-2354


YOUTH RECREATION Gymnastics Basics Ages 4-7

Intermediate Gymnastics

Litchfield Gymnastics Team Coaching Staff

This class is for boys and girls new to gymnastics or who have not mastered a cartwheel. The focus will be on the fundamental basics needed for each of the four events. Registration deadline: 6/5

This class is designed for boys and girls who have participated in gymnastics in the past. Participants should be able to do backbend on their own in order to sign up for this class. Gymnasts will focus on learning and building skills on each of the four events. Registration deadline: 6/5

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6/12-7/12 (No 7/3 & 7/5) 12:15-12:45 PM Litchfield National Guard Armory Fee: $40.00 #1313

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6/12-7/12 (No 7/3 & 7/5) 10:30-11:30 AM Litchfield National Guard Armory Fee: $55.00 #1317

Litchfield Gymnastics Team Coaching Staff

Beginner Gymnastics Gr. K-5

Litchfield Gymnastics Team Coaching Staff This class is for boys and girls, grades K-5 with little gymnastics experience, but who are able to do a cartwheel on their own and want to improve their skills. Gymnasts will learn skills on each of the four events. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and have hair pulled back. Registration deadline: 6/5 Tuesdays & Thursdays 6/12-7/12 (No 7/3 & 7/5) 11:30 AM-12:15 PM Litchfield National Guard Armory Fee: $45.00 #1316

Advanced Gymnastics

Litchfield Gymnastics Team Coaching Staff This class is for all 6th graders and ALL gymnasts who are able to do a BACK HANDSPRING by themselves. Gymnasts must have completed 6th grade or been given an enrollment note stating ADVANCED gymnastics to sign up for this class. This class is designed for girls who are interested in participating in the middle or high school gymnastics team in the future. Registration deadline: 6/5 Tuesdays & Thursdays 6/12-7/12 (No 7/3 & 7/5) 9:30-10:30 AM Litchfield National Guard Armory Fee: $55.00 #1318

Middle School/High School Gymnastics Litchfield Gymnastics Team Coaching Staff

This class is designed for students who have completed grades 7-11. We will work on the necessary skills on each of the four events to compete on the Litchfield Dragon Gymnastics team. Registration deadline: 6/5 Tuesdays & Thursdays 6/12-7/12 (No 7/3 & 7/5) 8:30-10:00 AM Litchfield National Guard Armory Fee: $75.00 - Two days/week $40.00 - One day/week #1319 Litchfield National Guard Armory 525 N Gilman Ave Litchfield, MN

ALL activity dates are subject to change due to unforeseen scheduling complications. Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

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YOUTH RECREATION Dragon Football Camp Gr. 5 & 6 (2018-2019 School Year) Litchfield Football Staff

QB & Skills Camp Gr. 7-12 (2018-2019 School Year) Litchfield Football Staff

This camp is designed to provide athletes with a basic understanding of the game of football. Athletes will participate in a variety of fundamental skills, ball skills, tackling, blocking, etc. Anyone new to the padded football program will need to purchase football pants with pads (for pants). All other equipment (helmet, mouth guard, and shoulder pads) will be provided. NO REGISTRATION DEADLINE! Monday-Thursday 6/4-6/7 3:00-5:00 PM HS Practice Field Fee: $40.00 #7240

Dragon Football Camp Gr. 7 & 8 (2018-2019 School Year) Litchfield Football Staff

This is for students looking to participate in the fall of 2018. Each participant will be taught the fundamentals of football. Special care will be taken so players will compete against other players of similar size and weight. NO REGISTRATION DEADLINE! Monday-Thursday 6/4-6/7 3:00-5:00 PM HS Practice Field Fee: $40.00 #7241

This camp will focus on the fundamentals of skill players in football. It will include the fundamentals of QB play including stance, grip of the football, footwork, throwing mechanics, and other facets of quarterback play. Wide receivers, tight ends, and running backs will also be taught the fundamentals of stance, starts, catching, and running the football. NO REGISTRATION DEADLINE! Mondays & Wednesdays 6/4-7/18 (No 6/18, 6/20, 7/2 & 7/4) 8:30-9:30 AM HS Practice Field Fee: $30.00 #6717

Flag Football Gr. 5-8 (2018-2019 School Year) Litchfield Football Staff

Flag football will provide kids an opportunity to play football in a fun, friendly and competitive environment. The kids will work on team play and sportsmanship. Individual skills taught: passing, catching, along with learning the strategies of offense and defense. This is a NO contact league. NO REGISTRATION DEADLINE! Tuesdays 6/12-7/24 (No 6/19 & 7/3) 10:30-11:30 AM HS Practice Field Fee: $28.00 #7917

Dragon Football Practice & Camp Gr. 9-12 (2018-2019 School Year) Litchfield Football Staff

This practice schedule/camp is for athletes that are looking to play football this fall. This will be our team practices and local preseason camp that will target the upcoming season’s offensive, defensive and special team’s skills/development. NO REGISTRATION DEADLINE!

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June 6, 11, 12, 13, July 23, 24, & 31 7:00-8:30 PM July 25 5:45-7:15 PM HS Practice Field Fee: $25.00 #7242

Register online at: www.litchfieldcommunityed.com or call us at (320) 693-2354


YOUTH RECREATION Fall Saturday Morning Youth Football Gr. 1-3 (2018-2019 School Year)

Fall Tackle Football Gr. 5 & 6 (2018-2019 School Year) Litchfield Football Staff

Litchfield Football Staff

This program will provide students with a basic understanding of the game of football. Students will develop the following fundamental skills: throwing, catching, running, kicking and punting. This is a NO contact league. Students will be paired up according to similar age and size. All participants will receive a shirt. Please indicate shirt size when registering (YM, YL, AS, AM, AL, AXL). NO REGISTRATION DEADLINE! Saturdays 9/5-9/29 10:30-11:30 AM HS Practice Field Fee: $25.00 #1351

The focus of the Tackle Football program is to develop the football skills of all players and improve the overall athleticism of all student athletes. All kids will play and have an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of different football positions. Volunteer coaches will teach kids: tackling, blocking and play formations in a fun, safe and encouraging environment. The program will provide helmet, shoulder pads, mouth guard and game jersey. Participants will need to provide football pants with pads. Baseball/football shoes with rubber cleats are preferred however tennis shoes work as well. Teams will meet twice a week mostly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All participants will receive a shirt. Please indicate shirt size when registering (YM, YL, AS, AM, AL, AXL). NO REGISTRATION DEADLINE! Parent/player meeting and equipment hand out: Tuesday 8/14 6:00-7:00 PM HS RM W-110

Fall Saturday Morning Flag Football Gr. 4-6 (2018-2019 School Year)

Practice & game schedule will be handed out at the parent/player meeting (*If you cannot make the meeting, come to the first day of practice.)

Litchfield Football Staff

This program will provide kids with the rules of flag football while working on team play and sportsmanship. Individual skills taught: passing, catching, along with learning the strategies of offense and defense. This is a NO contact league. All participants will receive a shirt. Please indicate shirt size when registering (YM, YL, AS, AM, AL, AXL). NO REGISTRATION DEADLINE!

First Practice Thursday 8/16 6:00-7:30 PM HS Practice Field Fee: $40.00 #1837 Halftime Exhibition will be on 9/7

Saturdays 9/5-9/29 10:30-11:30 AM HS Practice Field Fee: $25.00 #1352

Boys and Girls participating in the Fall Tackle Football Gr. 5 & 6 program may attend the Saturday Morning Flag Football for FREE. Registration is still required. Weather Information Please listen to KLFD AM 1410 or FM 95.9 and check our Facebook page for all weather related announcements and cancellations. Please do not call KLFD. Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

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YOUTH TRIPS & SPECIAL EVENTS Minnesota Twins Baseball Game Grades K+

MN Landscape Arboretum Grades K+

Play ball! We are taking you out to the ball game! Come enjoy America’s favorite pastime with us at Target Field as the Twins take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. We encourage you to wear your Twins gear!

Come discover the arboretum with us! Not only will we be exploring the more than 1,215 acres of gardens, model landscapes, and natural woodlands, wetlands, and prairies, but we will be learning to make beautiful, paper art from scratch as we are guided through the step-by-step process of origami.

Please label all items brought with! Bag lunch will be provided for students and snack will be provided for all. Please bring a water bottle.

Registration deadline: 7/20

Please label all items brought with! Bag lunch and snack will be provided for students. Please bring a water bottle.

Registration deadline: 6/12

Wednesday, August 15 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Fee: $34.00 #0815

Tuesday, June 26 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Fee: $25.00/Student $30.00/Accompanying Adult #0626

All youth trips are chaperoned by District #465 Community Education staff. Pick up and drop off for trips will be in the lobby at Wagner Education Building. Please do not bring your child more than 15 minutes before departure time. Return times are approximate and estimated to the best of our knowledge trying to account for traffic. Adult are welcome to join their child on any youth trip! Prices may vary for adults. *An allergen-free environment cannot be guaranteed. Please contact us with questions or concerns.

Mother Son “Knight” Hear ye! Hear ye! Come all ye brave knights to this Medieval fundraising event for Sponsor-A-Child! Boys ages 4-12, along with a favorite woman in their life (mom, grandma, aunt, friend, etc.) are requested to join us for an evening of castles, dragons, music, & a feast fit for a knight. Saturday, May 19 6:00-8:00 PM Wagner Education Building Gym Fee: $35.00/couple ($5.00 each additional knight) #1031 Registration deadline: 5/12 All guests are encouraged to dress in their Medieval best! *Help Litchfield Princess Hannah with her donation drive for Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis! Items will be presented to Princess Hannah on Mother Son “Knight”! See page 35 for more details!

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MN State Fair Bus All Ages Monday, August 27

Don’t miss out on “The Great Minnesota Get-Together!” Instead of driving, take a coach bus for an air-conditioned, stress-free ride! We will be going on Senior & Kids Day! Tickets are NOT included, fee is for the bus ride only. You can purchase your fair tickets at the gate, online www.mnstatefair.org, or by calling Etix 1-800-514-3849. There will be discounted ticket prices for seniors and children ages 5-12. Registration deadline: 8/20 Bus Fee: $20.00/person Depart: 8:00 AM Return: 5:00 PM

*Park on the East side of the Litchfield Civic Arena.

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*Ages 17 and under need to be accompanied by an adult

Register online at: www.litchfieldcommunityed.com or call us at (320) 693-2354


AQUATICS Pool Parties

Open Swim

Open House Pool Party - Monday, June 11 12:30-2:30 PM Free

Jump in for some fun during open swim time! This time is an unstructured, casual swim time with no organized activities. Participants must have passed Level 2 swim lessons or be accompanied by an adult. Lifeguards will be on duty.

Mystery Pool Party - Friday, June 29 A surprise pool party for the adventurous ones! 12:30-2:30 PM Fee: $1.00 Pool Noodle Party - Friday, July 20 Just like it sounds, a party with pool noodles! 12:30-2:30pm Fee: $1.00 Pool Games Party - Friday, August 3 Come to cool off, stay for the fun pool games! 12:30-2:30 PM Fee: $1.00 Masks, Snorkels, and Fins - Friday, August 17 The last Open Swim of the season! Feel free to bring masks, snorkels & fins to enjoy submerging games & activities! 12:30-2:30 PM Fee: $1.00

Parent and Baby Swim Lessons Ages 6-23 months This could be your child’s first experience in the water. Fun activities are provided to teach infants and young children beginning skills. A swim diaper must be worn and parents must accompany children in the water. Participants learn to: • Enter and exit the water safely • Feel comfortable in the water • Play safely in the water • Experience wearing a life jacket • Submerge and explore breath control • Explore floating on the back and front Tuesdays & Thursdays June 19-28 5:00-5:30 PM #1512A Registration deadline: 6/12 Tuesdays & Thursdays July 10-July 19 5:00-5:30 PM #1512B Registration deadline: 7/3 Tuesdays & Thursdays July 24-Aug 2 5:00-5:30 PM #1512C Registration deadline: 7/17 Fee: $30.00

HS Pool

Mondays-Fridays 6/11-8/17 (No 7/2, 7/3, 7/4, 7/5 & 7/6) 12:30-2:30 PM HS Pool Fee: $1.00 at the door No Registration Required!

Summer Training for Pool Sharks Swimming has lifelong benefits so whether your child is a competitive swimmer or has aspirations to be one, this is for them. Staff will provide training, technique, strength and conditioning. Participants must have passed a Level 3 Red Cross swim class or have been a member of a competitive swim team. Registration deadline: 6/11 Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 6/18-8/2 (No 7/2, 7/4 & 7/5) 7:00-9:00 AM HS Pool Fee: $100.00 #1576

Parent and Tot Swim Lessons Ages 2-4 This class will build upon skills learned in the Parent and Baby class. Using fun activities and skill practice, children will continue to learn beginning skills. A swim diaper must be worn for children who are not pottytrained and parents must accompany children in the water. Participants learn to: • Learn more ways to enter and exit the water safely • Submerge in a rhythmic pattern • Glide on front and back with assistance • Perform combined stroke on front/back with aid • Change body position in the water • Experience wearing a life jacket in the water Tuesdays & Thursdays June 19-28 5:30-5:55 PM #1513A Registration deadline: 6/12 Tuesdays & Thursdays July 10-July 19 5:30-5:55 PM #1513B Registration deadline: 7/3 Tuesdays & Thursdays July 24-Aug 2 5:30-5:55 PM #1513C Registration deadline: 7/17 Fee: $30.00

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AQUATICS Red Cross Swim Lesson Descriptions

The Red Cross Program is a recognized swim program instructed by certified staff. It is typical for each child to repeat levels several times before mastering all the skills. The aquatic staff will test skills at the first class and recommend another level if one appears more appropriate for your child’s ability. Make-up lessons are not available for students who miss a regularly scheduled class. Preschool Level A Recommended Ages 4-5 This is your child’s first lessons without mom or dad. Your child is introduced to basic skills that will lay the foundation for future skill development of swimming strokes. Participants learn to: •Enter water on own & swim at least 5 yards •Submerge mouth & blow bubbles for 3 seconds •Exit water safely •Glide on front for at least 2 body lengths •Roll to back & float for 3 seconds Preschool Level B Recommended Ages 4-5 Builds on skills taught in Preschool Level A. This course is for students who are not afraid in the water & have had swim lessons on their own before. Participants learn to: •Step from the side into chest-deep water •Move into a front float for 5 seconds, rolling to back •Push off & swim using combined arm & leg actions on front for 5 body lengths •Roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to front then continue to swim for 5 body lengths. Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills Recommended at least 6 years old Participants learn to: •Enter and exit water safely •Open eyes underwater, pick up submerged item •Submerge mouth, nose & eyes •Float on front & back •Follow basic water safety rules •Exhale underwater through mouth & nose •Explore arm & hand movements •Use a life jacket Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills Participants learn to: •Enter by stepping or jumping from the side •Open eyes underwater •Swim on front and back using combined strokes •Move in the water while wearing a life jacket •Exit water safely using ladder or side •Float on front and back •Swim on side •Tread water using arm and leg motions •Perform front and back glide •Roll over from front to back, back to front •Pick up a submerged object

Level 3: Stroke Development Participants learn to: • Jump into deep water from the side • Bob with the head fully submerged • Perform survival float • Perform the HELP and Huddle position • Dive from kneeling or standing position • Use rotary breathing in horizontal position • Perform front & back crawl & front & back glide • Perform a reaching assist • Submerge and retrieve an object • Butterfly-kick and body motion • Use Check-Call-Care in an emergency • Change from horizontal to vertical position on front & back Level 4: Stroke Improvement Participants learn to: •Do shallow dive or dive from stride position •Tread water using sculling arm motions & kick •Perform front & back crawl •Perform open turns on front & back •Swim underwater •Perform breaststroke & butterfly •Perform elementary backstroke •Care for conscious choking victim •Swim on side using scissors-like kick •Perform a throwing assist •Use safe diving rules •Perform feet-first surface dive •Perform compact jump into from a height while wearing life jacket Level 5: Stroke Refinement Participants learn to: • Tread water with two different kicks • Perform standing dive • Perform tuck & pike surface dives • Perform rescue breathing • Perform front & backstroke flip turns • Swim butterfly, breaststroke, sidestroke • Learn survival swimming • Perform front & back crawl & elementary backstroke • Perform shallow dive, glide two body lengths & begin any front stroke Level 6: Swimming & Skill Proficiency Designed with "menu” options that focus on preparing students to participate in more advanced courses such as Water Safety Instructor & Lifeguard Training. These options include: Personal Water Safety, Fundamentals of Diving and Fitness Swimmer. Menu options will be determined on the first day of class, with each swimmer's needs being met.

Private Lessons Children & Adults

Lessons are designed for those who benefit from one-on-one instruction. The 4, 30-minute 1:1 sessions can cover any of the Red Cross swim levels. Times arranged with instructor upon registration. HS Pool Fee: $80.00 20

*Call to register! Register online at: www.litchfieldcommunityed.com or call us at (320) 693-2354


AQUATICS Session I:

Monday-Friday June 18-22 Monday-Thursday June 25-28

9:00-9:25 AM

Preschool A #1570A

9:30-9:55 AM

Preschool B #1571A

10:00-10:50 AM

HS Pool Fee: $42.00

Level 1 9:00-9:50 AM #1561A

Level 3 9:00-9:50 AM #1563A

Level 1 #1561B

Level 2 #1562A

Level 4 #1564A

Level 5 #1565A

11:00-11:50 AM

Level 1 #1561C

Level 2 #1562B

Level 3 #1563B

Level 4 #1564B

12:00-12:25 PM

Preschool A #1570B

Preschool B #1571B

6:00-6:50 PM

Level 5 #1565B

Level 6 #1566A

Level 1 #1561E

7:00-7:25 PM

Preschool A #1570C

7:30-7:55 PM

Preschool B #1571C

Level 2 7:00-7:50 PM #1562C

Level 3 7:00-7:50 PM #1563C

8:00-8:50 PM

Level 1 #1561D

Session II: 9:00-9:50 AM 10:00-10:25 AM 10:30-10:55 AM 11:00-11:50 AM 12:00-12:25 PM 6:00-6:50 PM 7:00-7:25 PM 7:30-7:55 PM

Session III:

Monday-Friday July 9-July 13 Monday-Thursday July 16-19 HS Pool Fee: $42.00 Level 1 #1561E

Level 2 #1562E

Level 4 #1564C

Preschool A #1570D Preschool B #1571D

Level 1 10:00-10:50 AM #1561F

Level 3 10:00-10:50 AM #1563D

Level 2 #1562F

Level 3 #1563E

Level 5 #1565C

Preschool A #1570E

Preschool B #1571E

Level 2 #1562G

Level 4 #1564D

Level 1 #1561G

Preschool A #1570F Preschool B #1571F

Level 3 7:00-7:50 PM #1563F

Level 5/6 7:00-7:50 PM #1565D

Monday-Friday July 23-27 Monday-Thursday July 30-August 2 HS Pool Fee: $42.00

9:00-9:25 AM

Preschool A #1570G

9:30-9:55 AM

Preschool B #1571G Level 1 #1561H

10:00-10:50 AM

Level 2 #1562D

Level 2 9:00-9:50 AM #1562H

Level 3 9:00-9:50 AM #1563G

Level 4 #1564E

Level 6 #1566B Level 5 #1565E

11:00-11:50 AM

Level 2 #1562I

Level 3 #1563H

12:00-12:25 PM

Preschool A #1570H Level 1 #1561I

Preschool B #1571H Level 2 #1562J

Level 4 #1564F

Level 3 #1563I

6:00-6:50 PM 7:00-7:50 PM

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Level 5 #1565F Level 6 #1566C

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ADULT BASIC EDUCATION All classes and instruction are FREE! Learn in the classroom or online! Students can START AT ANYTIME but REGISTERATION IS REQUIRED!! ¡Comienza en cualquier momento y trabaja a tu propio ritmo! ¡Los estudiantes pueden COMENZAR EN CUALQUIER MOMENTO, pero SE REQUIERE REGISTRARSE!

-Jen Carl

Instructors -Julie Mischke -Mary Carlson

Come to ABE for free computer skills training!! We have helpful instructors to guide you and the opportunity to earn certificates for your progress! ¡Ven a ABE para obtener habilidades de computación gratuitas! ¡Tenemos instructores útiles para guiarlo y la oportunidad de obtener certificados para su progreso!

Where: Wagner Education Building 307 E 6th Street Litchfield, MN (Look for ABE signs inside) When: Mondays 10:00 AM-1:00 PM Tuesdays 4:30-7:30 PM Thursdays 6:00-8:00 PM

Donde: Edificio Educativo Wagner 307 E 6th Street Litchfield, MN (Busque las señales de ABE) Cuando: los lunes de 10:00 AM a 1:00 PM los martes de 4:30 a 7:30 PM los jueves de 6:00 a 8:00 PM

What do we offer? Adult Basic Education (ABE) is a great way to improve your personal skills and your chance of better employment. Join our ABE community of learners and reap the rewards that self-improvement offers you. ¿Qué ofrecemos? La Educación Básica para Adultos (ABE) es una excelente manera de mejorar sus habilidades personales y sus posibilidades de obtener un mejor empleo. Únase a nuestra comunidad de estudiantes de ABE y gane las recompensas que le ofrece la superación personal.

Life skills: math, reading, writing GED test prep Adult diploma Keyboarding skills English as a Second Language Become a U.S. Citizen: citizen test prep Driver’s Education: written test prep Computer classes Accuplacer prep Distance learning Minnesota Adult Competency Based Diploma College and career transition prep

Habilidades académicas: matemáticas, lectura, escritura Preparación para el examen GED Diploma de adulto Habilidades de teclado Inglés como segundo idioma Conviértete en ciudadano estadounidense: preparación para exámenes ciudadanos

Educación del conductor: preparación de exámenes escritos Clases de computación Preparación para el examen Accuplacer Aprendizaje a distancia Diploma basado en la capacidad de adultos de Minnesota Preparación para la transición de la universidad y la carrera

GED Prep/Academics

Do GED Prep, take practice tests or improve your academic skills in math, language arts, science and/or social studies. Participants can take pre-tests and be awarded a “Basic Computer Skills Certificate” that can provide credential for employment.

Participants must be 17 years old to enroll in ABE and 19 years old to take the GED test (17 & 18 year olds may be able to take the GED test with a waiver).

Find out more online at www.ged.com

Preparación para GED/Académica

Prepárese para tomar el GED, tomar exámenes de práctica o simplemente mejorar sus habilidades académicas en matemáticas, artes del lenguaje, ciencias y/o estudios sociales. Los participantes pueden tomar exámenes previos y se les otorgará un "Certificado de Habilidades Básicas de Computación" que puede proporcionar credenciales para el empleo. Los adultos deben tener 17 años para inscribirse en ABE y 19 años para tomar el examen de GED (los de 17 y 18 años podrían tomar el examen de GED con una exención). Obtenga más información en línea en www.ged.com GED Testing (Examen de GED): Hutchinson (320) 234-8507 22

Contact ABE directly (Contacta a ABE directamente): (320) 693-2354 - litchfieldabe@gmail.com - Facebook @litchfieldabe

Register online at: www.litchfieldcommunityed.com or call us at (320) 693-2354


ADULT ENRICHMENT Enrichment Academy

Join us for a lifetime of learning! Register for two or more of our Adult Enrichment classes and receive a $5.00 discount off your total! Only one discount per person. You must mention the discount and register over the phone or in person to receive this great deal! It is never too late to learn something new!

Braiding Buddies All Ages

Basic Pantry Recipes

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Chris Schlueter

Rachel Narducci - Narducci Hair Design

Use your pantry to its fullest potential by making your own spice mixes, salad dressings and healthy snacks. Recipes for salad dressings, homemade mixes and snacks will be shared and samples will be prepared so you can see how easy it is to use the best ingredients for your family! Registration deadline: 5/10

This class will teach participants how to do simple hairstyles with braids. After reviewing the basic braid, participants will build their braiding skills by learning French, fishtail, waterfall and Dutch braids. This is a great opportunity for parents to learn how to do their daughter’s hair or friends to do each others hair! You must register in pairs! Ages 15 and under need to be accompanied by an adult. Registration deadline: 6/4

Thursday, May 17 6:30-8:00 PM HS RM C-110 Fee: $23.00 #0517

Monday, June 11 6:00-7:30 PM HS RM E-105 Fee: $30.00/pair #0611

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Flatbread Frenzy Chris Schlueter

The Pouring of Paint

Flatbread is one of the easiest and quickest meals to prepare. Chris Schlueter, Master Gardener, cooking instructor, and food blogger/writer will demonstrate several healthier recipes using flatbread. She’ll also teach you how to make your own homemade flatbread dough. Come taste a few of her creations using flatbread. Great for grilling in the summer! Class fee includes samples and recipes! Registration deadline: 5/31

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Cyndi Buchholz

Join the newest craze in the art world by taking this exceptionally exciting class! Discover your inner Piccaso while being carefully guided under the proficient eye of Cyndi. You will use specific techniques to achieve a stunning, one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Registration deadline: 6/6 Wednesday, June 13 6:00-7:30 PM HS RM E-105 Fee: $33.00

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Simple Suppers Chris Schlueter

($35.00 class supply fee due at time of class)

Trying to think of what to make for supper? Chris Schlueter, Master Gardener, cooking instructor, and food blogger/writer will show you some quick ideas for supper! Eating healthier can be easy. Skillet meals and sheet pan dinners will be the focus of this class. Samples will be made. Definitely a class you need to attend! Registration deadline: 7/3

Choose between the following: (3) 8x8 or (2) 12x12 or (1) 16x20 plus (1) 6x6 #0613

We are always looking for new instructors and ideas, so feel free to contact the Community Education office at (320) 693-2354 or email us at litchcommed@isd465.org. Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

Thursday, June 7 6:30-8:00 PM HS RM C-110 Fee: $23.00 #0607

Tuesday, July 10 6:30-8:00 PM HS RM C-110 Fee: $23.00 #0710

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ADULT ENRICHMENT AARP Safe Driver Courses Volunteer Instructor - Shawn Taylor

Get a discount on your auto insurance by participating in this driving course. First time participants must complete the basic 8-hour course. The 4-hour refresher course is for those renewing their certificates. Topics covered include the common effects of aging and medications on driving- as well as basic driving rules, the license renewal process, traffic hazards, adverse road conditions, energy savings, and accident prevention. The class format includes a video, lectures, and discussion. There is no driving or written test. Bring a pen and if you are an AARP member, your AARP card, with you to class.

First Aid

Anno Johnson This course is designed to teach lay rescuers how to prevent and respond to emergencies for victims of all ages. Participants will learn general principles of first aid including: medical, injury, and environmental emergencies. This AHA certification is valid for two years. *Contact Community Education to arrange class date 6:00-9:00 PM Meeker Memorial Hospital Fee: $63.00 You will receive an eCard certification through email– please provide your email. Participants need to pick up class materials at Community Education and read prior to class.

8-Hour Initial Course

First Aid Online Certification

Monday & Wednesday 8/20 & 8/22 5:30-9:30 PM #1060 Registration deadline: 8/13

Part 1- Web-Based Instruction This is a web-based, self directed course that features interactive exercises, audio and video, note-taking and reference tools. Participants also have access to the online version of the Heartsaver® First Aid student workbook. All course content will be accessible for 24 months following activation of your key code. Secure your spot in the Online Part 1, by calling Channing Bete at 1-800-611-6082 or by visiting their online store.

4-Hour Refresher Courses Monday #1050

6/18 12:30-4:30 PM Registration deadline: 6/11

Thursday #1051

7/12 5:30-9:30 PM Registration deadline: 7/5

Fee: AARP Members $25.00 Non-Members $30.00 All classes held in Room 12 at the Wagner Education Building (307 E 6th Street-Litchfield, MN)

Refreshments provided by Jason Tibbits– State Farm Insurance Litchfield

Heartsaver First Aid Ask for course #15-1402 Cost is $25.00 through Channing Bete. Part 2- First Aid Skills Test This class is only for participants who have taken the online First Aid course and passed. A printed certificate indicating successful completion of Part 1, the web-based instruction, must be presented to the skills instructor. Class will consist of the skills test-out with a certified AHA instructor. *Contact Community Education to arrange Test Out 4:30-5:30 PM Meeker Memorial Hospital Fee: $30.00

ACTIVITY REGISTRATIONS When you are registering for a Community Education activity, please provide a valid email as this is our main way to contact you with activity information.

You will receive an eCard certification through email– please provide your email.

We are always looking for new instructors and ideas, so feel free to contact the Community Education office at (320) 693-2354 or email us at litchcommed@isd465.org.

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ADULT ENRICHMENT CPR

CPR Online Certification

Anno Johnson Heartsaver CPR/AED The Heartsaver® CPR/AED course is designed to prepare students to provide CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Heartsaver® courses are intended for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting. This AHA certification is valid for two years. (Minimum age for certification is 11 years old).

Part 1- Web-Based Instruction This is a web-based, self directed course that features interactive exercises, audio and video, note-taking and reference tools. Participants also have access to the online version of the Heartsaver® CPR/AED or BLS Heartcode student workbook. All course content will be accessible for 24 months following activation of your key code. Secure your spot in the Online Part 1, by calling Channing Bete at 1-800-611-6082 or by visiting their online store.

*Contact Community Education to arrange class date

Heartsaver® CPR/AED Ask for course #15-1401 Cost is $25.00 through Channing Bete.

6:00-9:30 PM Meeker Memorial Hospital Fee: $63.00

Heartcode BLS (Healthcare Providers) Ask for course #15-1400 Cost is $28.50 through Channing Bete.

Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider CPR Basic Life Support (BLS) is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. This course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and prehospital settings. This course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills. This

Part 2- CPR Skills Test This class is only for participants who have taken the online CPR course and passed. A printed certificate indicating successful completion of Part 1, the web-based instruction, must be presented to the skills instructor. Class will consist of the skills test-out with a certified AHA instructor.

AHA certification is valid for two years.

Heartsaver® CPR/AED Test Out:

*Contact Community Education to arrange class date

*Contact Community Education to arrange Test Out

6:00-9:30 PM Meeker Memorial Hospital Fee: $63.00

4:30-5:30 PM Meeker Memorial Hospital Fee: $30.00

You will receive an eCard certification through emailplease provide an email. Participants need to pick up class materials at Community Education and read prior to class.

Heartcode BLS (Healthcare Providers) Test Out: *Contact Community Education to arrange Test Out 4:30-5:30 PM Meeker Memorial Hospital Fee: $30.00 You will receive an eCard certification through emailplease provide an email.

First Aid & CPR/AED Combination Online Certification

Heartsaver® First Aid & CPR/AED Ask for course #15-1403 Cost is $30.00 through Channing Bete.

Part 1- Web-Based Instruction This is a web-based, self directed course that features interactive exercises, audio and video, note-taking and reference tools. Participants also have access to the online version of the Heartsaver® CPR/AED and First Aid student workbooks. All course content will be accessible for 24 months following activation of your key code. Secure your spot in the Online Part 1, by calling Channing Bete at 1-800-611-6082 or by visiting their online store.

Part 2– First Aid & CPR Skills Test These classes are only for participants who have taken the online First Aid & CPR/AED courses and passed. A printed certificate indicating successful completion of Part 1, the web-based instruction, must be presented to the skills instructor. This is the second part of your online certification. Class will consist of the skills test-out with a certified AHA instructor. *Contact Community Education to arrange Test Out You will receive an eCard certification through emailplease provide an email.

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ADULT ENRICHMENT Financial Strategies for Women Ages 30+

Guitar Lessons Grades 9+

Paul White - Thrivent Financial

Dave Stottrup

If you have wanted to play guitar or another stringed instrument, here's your chance to get started. This is a class for motivated beginners. If you put in some practice time between the sessions, you will be on your way to playing songs both by ear and with music by the end of the five sessions. Although this is a guitar class, the skills you learn when you play guitar are transferable to the banjo and mandolin, so if you have a banjo or mandolin you can bring them in addition to your guitar. Registration deadline: 5/29 Mondays 6/4-7/2 6:00-7:30 PM WEB RM 12 Fee: $25.00 #1321

Pressure Cooker Canning Rusch Farms

In these classes we will cover how to prepare and can the One Vegetable, One Community, Vegetable of the Year (see page 35 for more information), beets and the basic techniques for making any kind of fruit jelly! You will learn basic canning techniques using a pressure cooker. Take one or both classes! Part 1- Beets NEW! Monday, August 20 6:30-8:30 PM HS RM C-110 Fee: $25.00 #0813A Registration deadline: 8/13 Part 2- Jelly Monday, August 27 6:30-8:30 PM HS RM C-110 Fee: $25.00 #0813B Registration deadline: 8/20

In this course Paul White offers valuable insight and provides the tools needed toward identifying the key elements beneficial to women and financing. You will obtain a clear understanding of what the key elements are, learn about protection strategies, learn how to create the tools essential for building your goals and dreams, achieve an in-depth understanding of details pertaining to Social Security for women, estate strategies and more. Registration deadline: 7/10 Tuesday, July 17 6:30-8:30 PM HS RM E-105 Fee: $20.00 #0717

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Baking with Lexi Lu’s Cupcakes Ages 12+ Lexi Barron - Lexi Lu’s Cupcakes

Make it a sweet day! Join Lexi from Lexi Lu’s Cupcakes as she guides you through the process of baking 12 scrumptious cupcakes from scratch! You’ll frost 6 vanilla and 6 chocolate cupcakes to take home with you. Please bring an apron. Children ages 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration deadline: 8/4 Saturday, August 11 9:00-11:00 AM HS RM C-110 Fee: Adult: $30.00 Child: $28.00 #0811

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ADULT ENRICHMENT iPad Basics for Beginners Ages 18+

Grant Writing Basics

Darlene Kotelnicki - Sponsored by Community Education NEW!

Do you belong to a non-profit and would like to apply for grants? Is there a community project you need help with? Do you say things like “I never know how to answer the questions.” This class will cover the basics of how to write a grant and what information is commonly asked for. Examples of questions and appropriate answers will be discussed. Registration deadline: 5/31

Amy Bauer - NU-Telecom Tech Team

Discover everything you need to know about how to use an iPad. Starting with the basics, we will go through the key features and apps. We will also cover adding apps, taking and managing photos and videos, typing and editing, accessing the Internet, doing updates and troubleshooting. Bring your iPad with you to class. Registration deadline: 6/7

Thursday, June 7 6:30-8:30 PM WEB RM 6 FREE - Registration still required! #0618

Thursday, June 14 1:00-2:30 PM WEB Room 17 - Computer Lab Fee: $13.00 #0614

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Gluten-Free Snacks Gennia Provencher

Private Garden Plot Have a green thumb or want to try your hand at gardening? Then the Private Garden is the place for you! Gardening not only encourages an active, healthy lifestyle, but it also provides a space for gardeners to come together, produce healthy food and beautifully display the fruits of their labor! Call Community Education for more details! #6060

Parcelas Privadas de Jardín ¿Quieres probar suerte en la jardinería? ¡Entonces el jardín privado es el lugar para ti! La jardinería no solo fomenta un estilo de vida activo y saludable, sino que también proporciona un espacio para que la comunidad se una, produzca alimentos saludables y muestre bellamente los frutos de su labor. ¡Llama a la Educación Comunitaria para más detalles! #6060

Back to school can be stressful when you have a child that can’t eat gluten. A question you may be asking is, “what can I pack for lunch or snacks that are kid friendly and within their diet?” Let me help you figure this out! My boys and I will tell you what kinds of snacks we have, what they love and what they miss (and what I do to make sure it’s not bad). We will taste snacks and help you make a plan to have your best year! If a gluten-free diet is the best thing for the child in your life this class will help you feel more confident in living that lifestyle! Registration deadline: 8/9 Thursday, August 16 6:30-8:30 PM HS C-110 Fee $20.00 #0816

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Bagels and Jam

Jeanne Peterson & Beth Hoeg Bagels and Jam, a great go-to treat for breakfast or anytime! If you have always wanted to learn how to make these two treasures, now is the time. Cooking enthusiasts, Jeanne and Beth, will share their tried and true methods that they have used over the years to make these family favorites. Bring your measuring cups, mixing bowl, spatula, apron and your appetite for this hands on class! Take home bagels and jam to enjoy with your family! Registration deadline: 5/29 Tuesday, June 5 6:30-8:00PM HS FACS C-110 Fee: $25.00 #0317

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ADULT RECREATION Lakeside Yoga

Yoga Prenatal

Open Sole Yoga

Open Sole Yoga

Yoga for the mommy to be. This class is tailored for pregnancy at any stage. You will build strength and endurance with the use of breath work in order to get ready for labor. Registration deadline: 7/19 Thursdays 7/26-8/16 7:00-8:00 PM Artisan Building Fee: $50.00 #1741P

The Artisan Building 207 N Sibley Ave. Litchfield, MN

Enjoy the unique experience of yoga at the deck on Lake Ripley. Enhance your practice surrounded by water, sun and fresh air. All levels of experience are welcome. Yoga mat is required. Temperature needs to be above 50 degrees for the class to be held. Registration deadline: 6/15 Fridays 6/22-7/20 (No 7/6) 7:45-8:45 AM Lake Ripley Deck Fee: $50.00 #0323

Lake Ripley Deck HWY 22 Litchfield, MN

Yoga for Men Open Sole Yoga

A yoga class geared for men (where it's ok if you can't touch your toes) will provide a well-rounded practice to build strength, improve flexibility, and reduce stress. Men often struggle with tightness, particularly in the hips and hamstrings that can lead to weakness and injury. Whether you are an experienced yogi or a desk jockey who needs more exercise, you will enjoy the benefits of practicing yoga with "the guys�. Registration deadline: 5/29 Tuesdays 6/5-6/26 6:00-7:00 AM Artisan Building Fee: $50.00 #1742

The Artisan Building 207 N Sibley Ave. Litchfield, MN

Church Ladies Yoga Open Sole Yoga

This is not just for church ladies, this class is designed for all levels who want a more relaxed yoga experience; with a fun little challenge thrown in every so often. Registration deadline: 7/3 Wednesdays 7/11-8/1 9:00-10:00 AM Artisan Building Fee: $50.00 #1743

The Artisan Building 207 N Sibley Ave. Litchfield, MN

We are always looking for new instructors and ideas, so feel free to contact the Community Education office at (320) 693-2354 or email us at litchcommed@isd465.org.

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ADULT RECREATION Ring the Bell Fitness

Adult Pickleball

Affordable fitness for adults of all ability levels! This course is for like minded individuals who want to take control of their health and fitness journey amongst a group who shares the same vision!

Join us in trying your hand at Pickleball! Pickleball is a cross between tennis, badminton and ping-pong. All ages and skill levels are welcome to join us in trying out this fun, competitive sport! Bring your own paddle! Registration deadline: 5/29

There will be 2 workout choices to choose from. Workouts will run 50-60 minutes total. The head coach will lead you through an active stretch/laundry list, discuss workout options, demo movements to be used and assist as needed. There would be 2 sessions available, a 6-week session and an 8-week session. We are in need of a coach in order to run this program! It is a great opportunity with a competitive wage! For more information on the program, go to www.ringthebellfitness.com Contact us if you would like more information or to coach!

Mondays 6/4-8/13 (No 7/2) 6:00-8:00 PM WEB Gym Fee: $13.00 #0502A

Adult Beginner Golf Lessons Mike Warpula - LHS Golf Coach

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Explore the basics of golf in this beginner class! Lessons include instruction on putting, chipping, the full swing, and the rules of golf. Registration deadline: 5/22

Tae Kwon Do Ages 7+

Tuesday 5/29 & Mondays 6/4-6/25 6:00-7:00 PM Litchfield Golf Course Fee $30.00 #1755

Tae Kwon Do is a Korean Martial Art using hand and foot techniques. It is a great class for kids and adults. Our classes are taught in a family friendly atmosphere emphasizing positive attitudes. While learning the techniques of Tae Kwon Do, you will gain focus, self-control and self-confidence. All rank advancement is through the World Martial Arts Center (WMAC) and nationally recognized. Black Belt ranking is through the Kukkiwon in South Korea. Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing (no shorts please). Registration deadline: 5/29

Tuesday 5/29 & Mondays 6/4-6/25 7:00-8:00 PM Litchfield Golf Course Fee $30.00 #1756

Scott Lund 4th degree black belt April Lund 1st degree black belt

Tuesdays 6/5-6/26 6:30-7:30 PM WEB Gym Fee: $30.00 #1802

Get Running All Ages James Watt

Class instructor and seasoned runner Jim Watt will share tips on getting started as a new runner, or ways to improve if you are already a runner, during this seven week class. Over your time together you will discuss the benefits of running, set goals, work on form and techniques, all while enjoying a nightly run. Utilize this opportunity to prepare for the Litchfield Watercade Run! Registration deadline: 5/8 Tuesdays & Wednesdays 5/15, 5/23, 5/29, 6/6, 6/12, 6/20 & 6/26 6:00-7:00 PM Lake Ripley Beach House Fee: $40.00 #0524

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ADULT & FAMILY TRIPS 2018 Summer Staycation Going to the Cities! Thursday, June 14-Friday, June 15

Come along on this enjoyable staycation where we will take in the sights and sounds of the “big city”! We are blessed to have access to the Twin Cities area and we plan to enjoy both the history and essences of that area! Adventures planned include: The Landing in Shakopee, optional night on the town in St. Paul or Swing Night at the Wabasha Cave, Mills City Museum Tour, and a stop on the way home at the beautiful Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden. Thursday, June 14 7:00 AM - Load in ACGC - High School 7:20 AM - Load in Litchfield - East end of Litchfield Civic Arena parking lot - 900 N Gilman Avenue 7:40 AM - Load in Dassel - Cokato- PAC 8:00 AM - Load in Howard Lake - old High School Friday, June 15 4:00 PM - Leave for home 5:00 PM - Unload in Howard Lake 5:20 PM - Unload in DC PAC 5:40 PM - Unload in Litchfield 6:00 PM - Unload in ACGC Call for itinerary Fee: $135.00/Double Room Occupancy $245.00/Single Room Occupancy (Cost covers bus, hotel, tours of The Landing, Mills City Museum and Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden) #0614 Registration deadline: 5/10

The Life Long Learner Field Trip: Minnesota History Center & James J. Hill House Tour Friday, August 10

Come on a guided tour with us to the Minnesota History Center and learn about the darkest hours to the incredible highs of the year 1968. See the year come alive in this mind-blowing exhibit! Come and see the torch from the 1968 Olympics, learn about the Vietnam War, view a full size replica of the Apollo 8 Capsule and more! Then take time to visit the rest of the museum and enjoy lunch on your own at the Market House Café. In the afternoon we will go visit the James J. Hill house, where we will have a guided tour of this National Historic landmark, learn about the builder of the Great Northern Railway and view the lives of the Hill family. 7:35 AM - Load in ACGC - High School 8:00 AM - Load in Litchfield - East end of Litchfield Civic Arena parking lot- 900 N Gilman Avenue 8:30 AM - Load in Dassel-Cokato - PAC 8:50 AM - Load in Howard Lake - old High School 10:00 AM - Minnesota History Center tour & lunch on your own 1:15 PM - Tour of James J. Hill House 3:45 PM - Unload in Howard Lake 4:05 PM - Unload in Dassel-Cokato 4:35 PM - Unload in Litchfield 5:00 PM - Unload in ACGC Fee: $35.00 (Includes transportation and tour) #LLT18 Registration deadline: 7/26

MN State Fair Bus All Ages Monday, August 27

Don’t miss out on “The Great Minnesota Get-Together!” Instead of driving, take a coach bus for a stress-free, air-conditioned ride! We will be going on Senior & Kids Day! Tickets are NOT included, fee is for the bus ride only. You can purchase your fair tickets online at www.mnstatefair.org, by calling Etix 1-800-514-3849 or at the gate. There will be discounted ticket prices for seniors and children ages 5-12. Registration deadline: 8/20 Bus Fee: $20.00/person Depart: 8:00 AM Return: 5:00 PM *Park on the far East side of the Litchfield Civic Arena. #8270 Ages 17 and under need to be accompanied by an adult

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ADULT & FAMILY TRIPS MN Landscape Arboretum Grades K+ Come discover the arboretum with us! Not only will we be exploring the more than 1,215 acres of gardens, model landscapes, and natural woodlands, wetlands, and prairies, but we will be learning to make beautiful, paper art from scratch as we are guided through the step-by-step process of origami.

Please label all items brought with! Bag lunch and snack will be provided for students. Please bring a water bottle.

Registration deadline: 6/12 Tuesday, June 26 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Fee: $25.00/Student $30.00/Accompanying Adult #0626

Minnesota Twins Baseball Game Grades K+ Play ball! We are taking you out to the ball game! Come enjoy America’s favorite pastime with us at Target Field as the Twins take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. We encourage you to wear your Twins gear! Please label all items brought with! Bag lunch will be provided for students and snack will be provided for all. Please bring a water bottle.

Registration deadline: 7/20 Wednesday, August 15 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Fee: $34.00 #0815

Madeline Island Overnight Fall Colors Trip

Thursday, October 11 - Friday, October 12 Come along with us as we head north to chase the fall colors along the North Shore! This fun, fall overnight will include a trip through Duluth for lunch and a bit of shopping, enjoying the history of the Bayfield, WI area, and accommodations in the beautiful Ashland, WI area right on the North Shore! Day two will include a ferry ride to Madeline Island for a step-on bus tour, a stop at the island museum and gift shop, and a three course meal at the island pub. Thursday, October 11 7:50 AM - Load in ACGC - High School 8:10 AM - Load in Litchfield - East end of Litchfield Civic Arena parking lot - 900 N Gilman Avenue 8:35 AM - Load in Dassel-Cokato - PAC 8:50 AM - Load in Howard Lake - old High School 11:30 AM - Lunch and shopping at Duluth Harbor 2:30 PM - Leave Duluth 3:30 PM - Great Lakes Visitor Center 5:30 PM - Check into Hotel Chequamegon Friday, October 12 7:50 AM - Load from Bayfield 8:30 AM - Arrive in Ashland 8:45 AM - Ferry Leaves 9:15 AM - Arrive on island and visit museum 10:45 AM - Tour of Madeline Island 12:15-2:00 PM - Lunch at The Pub (Three course meal) 3:00 PM - Back on the bus 3:15 PM - Leave island 3:45 PM - Head for home *30-minute stop on the way home 7:30 PM - Unload in Howard Lake 7:50 PM - Unload in Dassel-Cokato 8:10 PM - Unload in Litchfield 8:30 PM - Unload in ACGC Fee: Double Occupancy- $189.00/person Single Occupancy- $265.00/person

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Registration deadline: 9/27

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GUIA DE PROGRAMAS Y ACTIVIDADES Clínica de Cuidado de Niños Edades entre 11 y 15 años

Natación Abierta

Denise Fransen- Directora de Kids of the Kingdom Centro de Cuidado de Niños El cuidado de niños puede ser una gran manera de ganar dinero extra, pero es una gran responsabilidad. Denise te entrenará en los aspectos básicos necesarios para lo mantenerte a ti y a los niños seguros. Aprende sobre lo que los padres esperan, información básica sobre el desarrollo de niños, estrategias de prevención de accidentes, cómo manejar algunas situaciones de emergencia y habilidades básicas de cuidado infantil. Fecha límite de inscripción: 5/10 Jueves 17 & 24 de Mayo 3:15 PM-5:30 PM WEB RM 12 & Computer Lab Costo: $29.00 #0226

Lunes-Jueves 6/11-8/16 (No 7/2, 7/3, 7/4, 7/5) 12:30-2:30 PM Piscina de High School Costo: $1.00/persona en la puerta

Horneando con Lexi Lu’s Cupcakes Edades 12+ Lexi Barron – Lexi Lu’s Cupcakes

Dragones, Futbol de Jóvenes Edades 4+ Mike & Lori Patten

El fútbol es rápido, divertido y es un gran deporte para todas las edades. Las niñas y los niños tendrán la oportunidad de aprender y mejorar sus habilidades de fútbol, trabajar en equipo y su estrategia. Todos los partidos de fútbol se jugarán afuera. Si jugaremos en la lluvia, pero no en la tormenta. Los participantes deben traer espinilleras y su propio balón de fútbol; # 4 para edades 4-7 años # 5 para edades 8+, y también deben traer su propia agua. Etiquete a todo su equipo antes de la primera sesión. Por favor, especifique el tamaño de la camiseta al registrarse (YXS-YXL & AS-AXL). Si se registra después de la fecha límite, es posible que no reciba una camiseta. Plazo para registrarse: 7/3 Gr. 2+ Edades 4-5 Martes 7/17-8/28 Martes 7/17-8/28 6:30-7:30 PM 6:30-7:15 PM Civic Arena Fields Civic Arena Fields Costo: $40.00 Costo: $40.00 #1378 #1376 Gr. K-1 Martes 7/17-8/28 6:30-7:30 PM Civic Arena Fields Costo: $40.00 #1377

¡Que sea un día dulce! ¡Únete a Lexi de Lexi Lu’s Cupcakes mientras te guía a través del proceso de cocción de 12 magdalenas deliciosas! Podrás poner betún a 6 magdalenas de vainilla y 6 de chocolate para llevar a casa. Por favor trae un delantal. Niños de 12 a 15 años deben ser acompañados por un adulto. Fecha límite de inscripción: 8/4 Sábado, 11 de Agosto 9:00-11:00 AM HS RM C-110 Costo: Adultos: $30.00 Niños: $28.00 #0811

¡Nuevo!

Partido de Béisbol Minnesota Twins Grados K+ ¡Juguemos a la pelota! ¡Te llevaremos al partido de pelota! Ven a disfrutar del pasatiempo favorito de Estados Unidos con nosotros en Target Field mientras los Twins se enfrentan a los Piratas de Pittsburgh. ¡Le recomendamos que use su equipo de los Twins! ¡Por favor marque todos sus artículos! Se proporcionará almuerzo y merienda. Por favor trae una botella de agua. Fecha límite de inscripción: 7/20 Miércoles, 15 de Agosto 9:00 AM a 5:00 PM Costo: $34.00 #0815 Educación Básica para Adultos pg. 22 Todas las clases y actividades son para los grados ya completos en el 2017-2018 a menos que se indique lo contrario.

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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¡Si estás buscando una actividad divertida para la familia o un lugar donde los niños pueden quemar algo de energía, entonces esto es para ti! ¡La natación abierta es una gran actividad de recreación!

Información del Tiempo Por favor escuche KLFD AM 1410 & FM 95.9 o visite nuestra página(s) de Facebook y/o Twitter para todos los anuncios relacionados con el clima y para cancelaciones. Por favor no llame KLFD. 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

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TENTATIVE 2018 WATERCADE SCHEDULE JULY 12-15 Thursday, June 14

Saturday, July 14

Sunday, July 15

 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. - Brat & Hot Dog Feed (Central Park)

 6:15 a.m. - Fishing Contest registration (West Lake Ripley)  6:30-7:15 a.m. - 4-Mile Run registration (Ripley Memorial Park)  6:30-8:15 a.m. - Kids 1-Mile Fun Run registration (Ripley Memorial Park)  7:30 a.m. - 4-Mile Run begins

 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. - MST French Toast Breakfast (First Lutheran Church)  8:00 a.m. - Tennis Tournament continues (High School Tennis Courts)  8:00 a.m. - Men’s Softball Tournament continues (VFW Fields)  11:00 a.m. - 4-Person Couples Golf Scramble (Litchfield Golf Course)  1:00 p.m. - Little Crow Ski Show

Monday, July 9  10:00 a.m. - Medallion Hunt begins

Wednesday, July 11  5:00-7:00 p.m. Prince/Princess for a Day (High School Little Theater)

Thursday, July 12  4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. - Center National Bank Brat Feed (Center National Bank)

 6:00 p.m. - Ice Cream in the Park (Central Park)  6:00-8:00 p.m. - Watercade Idol (Central Park)

Friday, July 13

(Ripley Memorial Park)

 8:30 a.m. - Kids 1-Mile Fun Run begins (Ripley Memorial Park)  8:00 a.m. - Tennis Tournament continues (High School Tennis Courts)

 8:00 a.m. - Fishing Tournament begins (West Lake Ripley)

 5:00-6:00 p.m. - Sand Castle Contest begins (Lake Ripley)  6:00-9:00 p.m. - Beach Party (Lake Ripley)

 6:00 p.m. - Litchfield Fire Department & Litchfield Rescue Waterball Fight

 2:00 p.m. - Masons Bean Bag Tournament (Central Park)

 2:30-4:30 p.m. - Queen’s Banquet (Litchfield Eagles Club)

 7:00 p.m. - Queen Coronation (Bernie Aaker Auditorium)

 8:30 a.m. - Bike Ride registration (Jaycee’s Shelter)  9:00 a.m. - Bike Ride begins (Jaycee’s Shelter)

 6:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  9:00 a.m. - Men’s Softball Kiwanis Club Pancake & Tournament begins (VFW Fields) Sausage Breakfast (Central Park)  9:00 a.m.-4:00 pm. - Art in the  4:00 p.m. - Rotary Brat & Park (Central Park) Burger Feed (Ripley Memorial  10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. - Litchfield Park) Rescue Squad Beef Feed (Central Park)  4:30-7:30 p.m. - Cemetery  10:00 a.m. - Pie in the Park Tour (Lake Ripley Cemetery) (Central Park)  4:30-5:00 p.m. - Sand Castle  10:30 a.m. - Kiddie Parade (City Hall) Contest registration (Lake Ripley)  11:00 a.m. - Will Hale & Tadpole  5:00 p.m. - Tennis Parade band (Central Park) Tournament begins  1:30 p.m. - Lip Sync Contest (High School Tennis Courts)

(Lake Ripley)

(Central Park)

 6:00 p.m. - Grand Day Parade  8:30 p.m. - Street Dance - Maiden Dixie and Mitch Gordon and the Unleaded Band (Meeker County Fairgrounds)

Princess Hannah Schacherer Queen Maddy Larson and Princess Courtney Smith are the reigning 2017 Watercade Royalty Photo Courtesy of Erika Hart Photography

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(Fire/Rescue Hall)

 10:00 p.m. - Fireworks (Lake Ripley)

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION Litchfield Community Theatre Presents:

Performances:

Home Show Preview: 6/8 High School Lot: 7:00 PM

July 26-28– 7:00 PM July 29– 2:00 PM Bernie Aaker Auditorium Auditions: May 29 & 31- 7:00-9:00 PM Bernie Aaker Auditorium *Sign up for an audition time at the Community Ed office starting May 1

*Must be 8 years old by performances to audition.

LDC Hockey Association Come and join us this fall for hockey! It is a wonderful way to spend the winter. No matter how old you are, hockey is just fun!    

LITCHFIELD 2018 Summer Schedule

Albertville: 6/10 Parade time: 12:30 PM Benson: 6/14 Parade time: 6:30 PM Owatonna: 6/16 Parade time: 11:00 AM Waconia: 6/16 Parade time: 6:00 PM Hutchinson: 6/17 Parade time: 1:00 PM Pie in the Park: 6/21 Show time: 7:00 PM Relay for Life or Sauk Rapids: 6/22 Show time: 6:00 PM St. Cloud: 6/23 Parade time: 10:00 AM Lake City: 6/24 Parade time: 2:00 PM

Learn to skate Learn to skate backwards Half price for first year mites We will provide goalie gear for Mites, and Squirts. No cost to you!

Roseville: 6/25 Parade time: 6:15 PM

Looking to save money? You can rent all of the equipment you need for mites!

Litchfield Watercade: 7/13 Parade time 6:00 PM

Sign up is in August and practice starts in October! Questions? Contact the Youth Coordinator at hockeyvoyce@gmail.com or visit us online at http://www.ldchockey.org/

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION Our Mission

The 2018 Vegetable of the Year is the

Watch for upcoming events on Facebook! We’ll have a canning class, art & story hour!

Grow together, cook together, eat together and learn together, while building a strong local food system, increasing access to healthy foods, and nurturing a healthy community. The seed give away will be May 24 at the Litchfield Farmers Market located at the former VFW on E. Hwy 12 from 2:00-5:30 PM. Pick up your free beet seeds and brochure. Packets and brochures will also be available at your local library (Dassel, Litchfield, Grove City and Eden Valley) and businesses around Litchfield including The Natural Food Coop, Public Health, The Chamber of Commerce, Meeker Memorial Hospital and Stockmen’s.

THRIVING THURSDAYS CONCERTS IN CENTRAL PARK 2018 Set Up: 5:00 PM Performance: 6:00-8:00 PM JUNE 7 14 21 28

Meeker Area Ministries Sara Dollerschell & Friends Litchfield High School Marching Band Litchfield Area Male Chorus

JULY 5 12 19 26

No Band (Holiday) Litchfield Community Theatre Musicals Just In Time Gravel Road

August 2 9 16 23

No Band (Meeker County Fair) Marv Nissel Band Will Hale and Tadpole Parade No Band (Season Ended)

For more information contact: Pam Bagley ● Meeker County Public Health (320) 693-5370 ● pam.bagley@co.meeker.mn.us

United Community Action Partnership Early Head Start/Head Start Who are we? Early Head Start and Head Start are high quality, family focused programs that promote the growth and development of children - all at no cost for income eligible families! The program is available for pregnant mothers, infants and children ages birth to five. How to apply? Call us at 320.235.0850, ext. 600 or 800.992.1710, ext. 600 Email us at hsapps@unitedcapmn.org Visit our website at www.unitedcapmn.org Or call Litchfield Classroom at 320.693.3645 or LELP Classroom 320.693.9102 United Head Start is proud to be a recipient of a four out of four star rating from Parent Aware: a rating tool for selecting high quality child care and early education. Helping People. Changing Lives. Eliminating Poverty. Serving clients in Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Redwood, and Renville Counties. Paid Advertisement

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Help Litchfield Princess Hannah with her donation efforts! She is doing a donation drive for Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis! Items are accepted at Community Ed through May 18 or can be brought to Mother Son “Knight” where the donations will be presented to Princess Hannah! See page 18 for details on Mother Son “Knight”. Call (320) 693-2354, go online to www.watercade.com or www.litchfieldcommunityed.com for a list of donation items that will be accepted! SUMMER 2018

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION Meeker Memorial Community Programs & Events 612 S. Sibley Ave., Litchfield, MN 55355 Focus on Healthy Living (FOHL) Community programs sponsored by Meeker Memorial Hospital (MMH) are planned on the third Wednesday monthly from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the MMH Conference Center. These are programs focused on topics that promote healthy living and are open to the public, FREE of charge. SAVE the dates on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Dates for 2018 include: May 16 Living with Chronic Conditions Workshop This is a “Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP). Each workshop consists of a series of 6 – 2 ½ hour classes designed for people who are learning to self-manage an ongoing health condition. People with different chronic health problems attend the program together. Living with Chronic Conditions Workshop This is a “Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP). Each workshop consists of a series of 6 – 2 ½ hour classes designed for people who are learning to self-manage an ongoing health condition. People with different chronic health problems attend the program together. Managing Concerns about Falls – Matter of Balance A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. This is an 8 session program, 2 hours per session. Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance A fall prevention exercise program for older adults to reduce the risk of falling. Offers an enhancement of traditional Tai Ji Quan by transforming the movements into therapeutic training for balance and mobility. Each class will be helping participants to improve muscle strength, balance, flexibility, and mobility. Classes are in the MMH Conference Area - Lower Level. To register for one of these programs at Meeker Memorial Hospital (MMH) go to: www.yourjuniper.org Suggested donation of $10.00/person for each class to help cover materials cost. Please park in the West Parking lot of the hospital.

RSVP Bone Builders MMH is a community site for the Bone Builders Exercise program on M, W, F from 3:30-4:30 p.m. held in the MMH Conf. Center (lower level). For more information and locations for Bone Builders in Meeker County call: 1-800-669-6714 2018 Childbirth & Breastfeeding Education Online education and Childbirth Weekender In-person Class for expectant mothers and their support person will be offered on the following dates in 2018: Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 23, August 18, October 6 & December 8 These classes are FREE of charge but all participants must register for the classes or online education. To register, go to: www.meekermemorial.org Get the support you need for breastfeeding … Meeker Memorial Hospital’s (MMH) Lactation Consultants are available to help you with breastfeeding during your hospital stay or as an outpatient consultation. Help is available in the Breastfeeding Clinic at MMH. For more information or to schedule an outpatient visit call: (320) 373-3028 Time to Quit Tobacco? Meeker Memorial Hospital (MMH) offers a 7 week, 8 session class for Tobacco Cessation. Call (320) 693-4590 or register online at: www.meekermemorial.org/calendar/ ACT on Alzheimer’s Team … Building a Dementia Friendly Community Dealing with Alzheimer's isn’t easy, but getting involved with ACT on Alzheimer's activities can help ease the burden. The efforts work to support ACT on Alzheimer's initiatives and create dementia friendly communities. Learn more about what is happening in the Litchfield area: New … Download the new Litchfield Area Alzheimer’s & Dementia Information Guide at: actonalz.org/litchfield Schedule a Dementia Friends at Work or Dementia Friends information session for your group, designed for community members or organizations to become more dementia friendly. Dementia Friend Information Sessions are a one-hour information session filled with activities and discussion covering the five key messages everyone should know about dementia. This information session is designed to educate community members to be more dementia friendly. Litchfield Area Dementia Friends Information Session Dates: To register go to: meekermemorial.org/calendar For more information contact the Litchfield Area ACT Team at: ACTonalz@meekermemorial.org Paid Advertisement

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INFORMATION & POLICIES Mission Statement Litchfield Community Education and Recreation involves citizens of all ages in inclusive, affordable and accessible opportunities for learning, leadership and community involvement. Want to know what is happening in Community Education? Listen to the Community Education update on KLFD Radio 1410 AM & 95.9 FM at 11:50 AM every Tuesday. Read the bi-weekly Community Education column in the Litchfield Independent Review in Section B. Go to: www.litchfieldcommunityed.com

@LitchfieldCommunityEducation

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Community Education and Recreation Advisory Council Members Dave Cziok - Litchfield City Administrator Alison DeWolf - All Area Representative Sue Fenton - All Area Representative Becki Simenson - Litchfield Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Garland - Co-Chair/Litchfield Area Ministerial Representative Judy Hulterstrum - Chamber of Commerce Representative Amie Bergquist - LAMP Kinship Representative Lori Patten - All Area Representative Lori Rice - Healthcare Provider Representative Loree Schultz - Co-Chair Sara Miller - City Council Representative Cassidy Martin - Extension Representative Marcia Provencher - School Board Representative Sarah Ostvig - ECFE Parent Liaison Jen Carl - ABE Representative Stenetta Seiffert - Dragon Kids Club Coordinator Rebecca Warpula - Director Janaye Prieve - Programs Coordinator Emily Bratz - Office Manager/Facilities Coordinator 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 your suggestions, ideas, questions and concerns. All meetings are open to the public. If you have ideas you would like to share, contact an Advisory Council member or a Community Education staff member at (320) 693-2354.

Building Key (HS) Litchfield High School 901 N Gilman Avenue (320) 693-2424 (WEB) Wagner Education Building 307 E 6th Street (320) 693-2354 Lake Ripley Elementary School 100 W Pleasure Drive (320) 693-2436 (MS) Litchfield Middle School 340 E 10th Street (320) 693-2441 Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

Use of School Facilities Litchfield Public Schools encourages the use of school facilities. Arrange for rental and use of all school facilities by:  Filling out a Facility Use Application available at the Community Education office  Emailing Emily Bratz - ebratz@isd465.org  Calling (320) 693-2354 Confirmation of the space requested is completed after the request is on the master schedule. There may be rental fees, custodial fees, equipment rental fees, kitchen staff fees, and school supervisory fees, along with a scheduling fee, depending on the time and type of request to use school facilities. Emily Bratz Community Education & Recreation Office Manager/Facility Coordinator SUMMER 2018

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INFORMATION & POLICIES Sponsor-A-Child

Inclement Weather

Did you know that 41% of children in If the weather seems questionable Litchfield elementary schools qualify listen to KLFD 95.9 FM & 1410 AM for free or reduced lunch rates? radio regarding changes, postponements or cancellations. Please do not call Free and Reduced rate eligibility is KLFD when looking for activity based on family income requirements information, only call the Community that are set by the state of Minnesota in Education office at (320) 693-2354. relation to the national poverty Activity cancellations or postponements guidelines. As you can imagine, will be posted on our Facebook page. when families are strained financially When schools close due to inclement it is often items that are seen as weather, all Community Education non-essential that are eliminated activities will be cancelled or including recreation and enrichment postponed. opportunities such as swimming lessons, sports, leagues and Cancellation Policy after-school learning opportunities. Community Education reserves the Community Education offers an right to cancel any activity or class. If opportunity, through Sponsor-A-Child, this happens, your money will be fully for individuals and organizations to refunded. Please include a daytime support the youth of our community phone number and email address with by making a donation to help offset your registration. Cancellations must the costs of recreation and enrichment be requested prior to the published opportunities. Contact Community deadline. All cancellations will be Education or stop into our office to subject to a $5.00 administrative fee. learn more about how you can sponsor Refunds will be issued at the a child. department’s discretion for cancellations made less than a week before the start date, due to special circumstances. No Sponsor-A-Child refunds will be made after the class has Scholarships Available met. You must call our office, Litchfield Community Education (320) 693-2354, to request cancellation. receives donations from generous Online cancellation is not available. individuals and businesses in our community to provide scholarships Photographs/Videotaping for youth activities. These funds By registering for any Community will remain in place until all dollars Education activity listed in this program are utilized. Scholarships are based guide, you acknowledge for yourself or on income eligibility and we use the those you are registering that photographs same guidelines as the Free and and/or videotaping of participants may be taken and used in Community Education Reduced Lunch Program. Please publications, flyers or other advertising. If contact the Community Education you object to your photo or video being office for more information and to used, please call Community Education at determine eligibility. (320) 693-2354.

Check Return Policy

Checks returned for insufficient funds, stop payment or account closed will be subject to a $30.00 service charge. Payee will be notified upon receipt of NSF notice to our office. If there has been no attempt to contact our office after two weeks, information will be turned over to a collection agency.

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Fotografías/Grabación

Al inscribirse en cualquier actividad de Educación Comunitaria que se menciona en esta guía de programas, usted reconoce por sí mismo o por los que está registrando que las fotografías y / o filmaciones de los participantes pueden ser tomadas y utilizadas en publicaciones de la Educación Comunitaria, volantes u otra publicidad. Si se opone a que su foto o video sea utilizado, llame a la oficina de Educación Comunitaria al (320) 693-2354.

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 against individuals 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 will 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. The Community Education and Recreation staff will not be responsible for passing or handling personal medications. This must be done by a parent, guardian or personal care attendant. Parents/guardians, staff or PCAs are welcome to accompany those with special needs to a class at no charge.

Parent Volunteer Discount

Do you have a passion for a particular sport or activity? Some of our programs are looking for parent volunteers and we need committed individuals to help out. When you commit, we ask that you are able to consistently provide assistance for all scheduled program dates. At the end of the activity you will receive credit on your account for use on a future class. All volunteers must complete an application and background check ($14.00 fee). In addition, all coaches must complete bloodborne pathogen and concussion training two weeks prior to coaching. Please contact Community Education for additional details and available volunteer positions.

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER:

Registration deadlines are used to determine whether or not an activity will take place. If there is insufficient enrollment, the activity must be modified or cancelled. All activities require a high level of coordination, often including facility scheduling, staffing, and purchasing of supplies.

Go online: www.litchfieldcommunityed.com Call us: (320) 693-2354 Visit us in person or drop a check in the mail: Litchfield Community Education & Recreation 307 E 6th Street, Suite #110 Litchfield, MN 55355

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!!

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM Our office is closed during District #465 holidays. Please contact us for a list of days that we will be closed. 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

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Setting Sail on Lake Manuella Nicole Prieve New Hope, MN

Thank you to everyone who submitted their photographs of Litchfield and the surrounding area! The photographs featured on the front and back of the guide are representation of all the beauty our area has to offer. The photographs on the front of the guide starting from the top left: A fun, captured moment compliments of Ali Lease of Litchfield, MN. It is of her son picking produce at the Meeker County Fair Little Farm Hands exhibit.

Lake Ripley Driftwood Peg Beckstrand Litchfield, MN

The bottom left photograph is a stunning view of Lake Manuella beach at dusk thanks to Julie Eggert of Litchfield, MN.

Paddleboarding on Lake Manuella Jodi Eggert Litchfield, MN

And lastly, the photograph on the front, right courtesy of Chris Grussendorf of New Ulm, MN. It is a breathtaking sunset over Lake Ripley on a warm summer evening. We are always in need of photographs for our guides! Feel free to send us your photographs at any point during the year for a chance to be featured!

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