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Aug.- Dec. 2017 NEW SOCCER LEAGUE! Pg. 9 SAT. MORNINGS REGISTER NOW!

SPECIAL EVENTS

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MUSIC IN THE BARN

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RECREATION PROGRAMS Pg. 8-16 ADULT DAY TRIPS Pg. 17 NATURE CENTER PROGRAMS Pg. 18 - 21


GENERAL INFO

CONTACT US PARKS & RECREATION

Recreation Programs/Athletics

1902 County Road B East

651.249.2111

NATURE CENTER

651.249.2170

PICNIC SHELTERS

651.249.2120

2659 East 7th Street

Email: recreationonline@maplewoodmn.gov Registration:

https://apm.activecommunities.com/maplewoodmn/Home

TABLE OF CONTENTS Maplewood Picnic Shelters Special Events Kid City Recreation Maplewood Nature Center Support Maplewood Parks & Recreation Community Partnerships

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SPOTLIGHT A PARK: GLADSTONE SAVANNA

Gladstone Savanna is located on the SW corner of Frost and English. In 2011, Maplewood developed and approved a master plan for the Gladstone Savanna Neighborhood Preserve. The plan integrated the site’s railroad history, soil remediation, stormwater management, natural resources, and passive and active (playground) recreation. Since improvements began in 2012, the trail system is complete, the restored native prairie is flourishing, and a brand new playground opened in 2017!

WINTER SKATING RINKS & WARMING HOUSES

Maplewood maintains nine skating rinks throughout the city, four of which have supervised shelters. Shelters will not be open when temperatures are -10° or the windchill reaches -25°. Shelters will also be closed until the rinks are cleared following snow, and when warm temperatures soften the ice. Call the weather information hotline for closure details: 651-249-2190. Warming houses are scheduled to be open December 26 - February 11 (weather permitting). Warming houses will be closed December 31 and January 1. Shelter Hours Monday - Friday, 5:30PM - 8:30PM Saturday and Sunday, 1:00PM - 4:00PM Rink Locations Afton Heights (shelter) • 63 N Sterling Street Four Seasons (shelter) • 1685 Gervais Avenue Gethsemane (shelter) • 2401 E 7th Street Wakefield (shelter) • 1590 Frost Avenue Edgerton • 2001 Bradley Street Harvest • 2561 Barclay Street Kohlman • 1000 County Road C Maplecrest • 2101 Arcade Street Pleasantview • 1100 Marnie Street

WHAT IS RECREATION ONLINE

It’s simple, just send your email to recreationonline@maplewoodmn.gov and we will enroll you in our email system. You can stay current with our latest events and programs so you never miss a deadline again! Sign up today to avoid disappointment!

MAPLEWOOD PICNIC SHELTERS RECYCLING IN THE PARKS

In an effort to reduce trash and promote recycling, the City of Maplewood now offers recycling in our parks. Look for the blue bins and do your part in helping keep our parks clean!

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The City of Maplewood has picnic facilities at several of our parks. Picnic shelters not listed are a “first come, first served” shelter. There is a fee and some shelters require a $100.00 damage deposit to reserve the shelter. For a full list of reservable shelters, please visit www.maplewoodmn.gov/pr and select picnic shelters.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

WOW EVENT

WAKEFIELD PARK • 1590 FROST AVENUE • MAPLEWOOD, MN • 55109

CARNIVAL FUN & MOVIE NIGHT ARTS & CRAFTS • DUNK TANK • BOUNCE CASTLE CARNIVAL GAMES • NATURE CENTER ACTIVITIES CRAZY HAIR STATION • KID CITY PERFORMANCE 3M VISITING WIZARDS & MUCH MORE! Join us for some carnival fun in the park! There will be a dunk tank, carnival games, giant inflatables and more! Join us after the event for a movie in the park. We will be showing “The Jungle Book”.

AUGUST 23 • 6:00PM - 7:30PM CARNIVAL FUN & MOVIE NIGHT WILL BE CANCELLED IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER

FREE ADMISSION • FREE HOT DOGS, CHIPS, & WATER FREE EVENT - PLEASE CONSIDER BRINGING A NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM THAT WILL BE DONATED TO A LOCAL FOOD SHELF

MAPLEWOOD REC RUN 3K/5K

AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER UPPER PARKING LOT

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 RACE DAY SCHEDULE

Check-In/Pre-Race Activities: 9:00AM • Pre Race Activities 9:00AM - 9:45AM • Pre Race Stretch 9:45AM - 10:00AM • Race Begins: 10:00AM • Race Awards: 11:00Am (Approx.)

REGISTER BY

SEPT 20

TO GUARANTEE YOUR RACE SHIRT.

All Proceeds Benefit The Maplewood Parks & Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund Maplewood Parks & Recreation is excited to host our annual Rec Run 3k/5k! This fun event is for all skill levels from serious runners to a family looking for a fun fall event! The race has a 3k option for younger runners/families or a full 5k! The race starts at the Maplewood Community Center upper parking lot and heads down the Gateway Trail to Robinhood Park (the 3k turnaround) or continue to Flicek Park (the 5k turnaround). A child gets to run free with a paid adult and any child 3 and under can participate for free. Each registration comes with FREE race day entry to the Maplewood Community Center/YMCA! COST: INDIVIDUAL: $30.00 FAMILY: $75.00 (max 4 children) *children under 3 run free *one child runs free per paid adult

FIRE TRUCK & POLICE CAR TOURS KRAZY HAIR STATION • TEMPORARY TATTOOS • YOUTH ACTIVITIES

WELLNESS, ARTS, & FUN FOR EVERYONE!

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JAM THE GYM (GRADES K-5)

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM • 2680 UPPER AFTON ROAD FRIDAYS, OCTOBER 20, DECEMBER 15, FEBRUARY 16, APRIL13, and MAY 18 6:00PM - 8:00PM Parents, drop off the kids and enjoy a night out! Your child will enjoy floor hockey, basketball, volleyball, a bounce house, activities, music, and games. Concessions are available for purchase. These events are drop-in programs, no registration is required. Cost is $5.00 per child. Call 651-249-2121.

PRESCHOOL GYMBOREE (AGES 1-5)

AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER THURSDAYS, OCTOBER 26 - MARCH 22 (NO GYMBOREE NOVEMBER 23 & DECEMBER 28) 10:00AM - 11:30AM Join us in the gym for a roly poly good time. We provide the balls, mats, music, toys, and games-you bring the fun. Preschool Gymboree is not a structured program and children must be accompanied by an adult. If you bring outside equipment along, it must be approved by the gym monitor. Jump castle included. Cost is $5.00 per child. *children under 12 months are free*

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music in the barn gates open 5:30pm • music begins 7:00pm

friday, september 22 at bruentrup farm 2170 county road d • maplewood, mn 55109

live music featuring blue groove bluegrass

Relax on the historic grounds of the Bruentrup Farm while enjoying cocktails from the Dog House Bar & Grill and delicious food from the Maplewood Historical Society (additional fee). Then enjoy live music in the beautifully restored barn. Blue Groove Bluegrass is a multiple award-winning band that hails from Minneapolis/St Paul whose sound leans towards a more contemporary vibe (Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent), while maintaining ties to traditional bluegrass (Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs) and all of its drive, improvisation and harmony singing! Space is limited and you must have a ticket to participate in this event.

$7.00 presale $15.00 day of show Presale tickets will be available at the event at will call only.

Get your tickets today! Call 651.249.2120

https://apm.activecommunities.com/maplewoodmn/Home


Benefiting Maplewood Parks & Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund

Maplewood Rec Run 3k/5k Come run the Gateway Trail! At the Maplewood Community Center/YMCA Upper Lot.

Register by Sept. 20 to guarantee a shirt and child’s award!

Saturday, September 30 9:00AM-10:00AM: Check-In & Pre-Race Activities Fire Truck & Police Car Tours Temporary Tattoos • Krazy Hair Coloring Station • Yard Games Pre-race Stretch

10:00AM: Race Starts 11:00AM: Race Awards

Race Fee: $30.00 One Adult & One Child (under 16 yrs.)

Kids encouraged to come as your favorite cartoon character or superhero! Thank You Sponsors

Family: $75.00 (max of 4 children) *Children under 3 run free

How to Register: Online: https://apm.activecommunities.com/maplewoodmn/Home Phone: 651.249.2111 • In Person (8a-4:30p): 1902 County Rd B East


SPECIAL EVENTS

HOLIDAY FUN HOUR (AGES 4 -8)

AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER HALLOWEEN SESSION • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 6:15PM - 7:15PM THANKSGIVING SESSION • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 6:15PM - 7:15PM Join us and create fun, easy crafts that will put you in the holiday spirit! Music and snacks are all part of the fun. Grab your paint shirt and come have a great time. Cost is $7.00 per child per session or $12.00 per child for both sessions. *Must register for both sessions at the same time*

LETTERS FOR SANTA (AGES 2+)

AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 6:00PM - 7:00PM Calling all boys and girls! Our elves will have everything that you need to write and decorate the perfect letter to Santa - we’ll even mail it for you! Enjoy holiday stories and delicious treats while you create. Parents are welcome to stay. Cost is $7.00 per child. *Children must be out of diapers if parents choose to leave*

SANTA’S WORKSHOP PARTY (AGES 3+)

AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 6:00PM - 7:30PM Hey kids, join Santa and the gang while your parents are out holiday shopping or working out at the MCC/YMCA. We’ll have a blast with games, treats, music, movies, arts and crafts, holiday stories and much more! The evening will end with a visit from Santa. Parents are welcome to join us at 7:15 to take pictures. Bring an unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots and you’ll receive a special prize. Cost is $10.00 per child. $5.00 sibling discount for each additional child. *Children must be out of diapers*

WELLNESS, ARTS, & FUN FOR EVERYONE!

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RECREATION

LIL’ SLUGGERS PRESCHOOL BASEBALL/SOFTBALL CLINIC (AGES 2-5)

AT WAKEFIELD PARK TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 12 - OCTOBER 3 Ages 2-3 5:30PM - 6:30PM Ages 4-5 6:30PM - 7:30PM Hit, run, and throw your way into fun with Lil’ Sluggers! Lil’ Sluggers is a nationwide company that teaches the fundamental skills of baseball and softball to the littlest athletes in a fun and positive environment. The program is designed to prepare the littlest athletes into their journey of organized team play by improving and developing their social and physical skills both on and off the field. Sluggers will learn how to throw, field, catch, hit, and run the bases. Program will build upon the skills learned in previous sessions. Cost is $50.00.

YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC (AGES 4-12)

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM THURSDAYS, AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 28 In this clinic your ball player will learn the basic fundamentals of throwing, catching, fielding infield and outfield, ground balls, pop flies and hitting. Step-by-step instruction and fun games will help each student learn technique the easy way while keeping the game fun. Cost is $55.00, *Clinic T-shirt included. Ages 4-6 5:30PM - 6:30PM Ages 7-9 6:30PM - 7:30PM Ages 10-12 7:30PM - 8:30PM

YOUTH LACROSSE CLINIC (AGES 4-12)

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM THURSDAYS, OCTOBER 19 - NOVEMBER 16 This is a great introductory lacrosse clinic for boys and girls. Participants will learn about the basics of lacrosse from proper stick grip to positioning and work on skills like stick handling, passing, shooting, agility, speed drills, and more. Don’t miss this great opportunity for your kids to be introduced to the fast growing sport of lacrosse. No previous experience or equipment needed. Cost is $55.00, *Clinic T-shirt included. Ages 4-6 5:15PM - 6:30PM Ages 7-9 6:30PM - 7:45PM Ages 10-12 7:45PM - 9:00PM

HORSE CAMP (AGES 7-12)

AT WOODLOCK STABLES (HUGO, MN) S1: AUGUST 15 - AUGUST 17, 9:00AM - 12:30PM S2: AUGUST 22 - AUGUST 24, 9:00AM - 12:30PM This camp is geared for younger riders of all skill levels. Campers will participate in grooming, tacking, and riding each day. Campers depart the Maplewood Community Center at 9:00AM and return at approx. 12:30PM. Cost is $155.00. Space is limited. Register early!

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NEW FALL SOCCER LEAGUE Partnership with North East United Soccer Club Maplewood Parks & Recreation is working with North East United Soccer Club (NEU) to offer a new recreational soccer league. In this introductory league, teams will have one practice and one game per week which is a great option for a busy family. Participants will have the opportunity to work with our local NEU Soccer Club. This partnership provides quality coaching to not only the kids but also the parent volunteer coaches for their teams.

AGES (DATE OF BIRTH RANGE)

BOYS U9/10 (2007 to 2008) • BOYS U11/12 (2005 to 2006) GIRLS U9/10 (2007 to 2008) • GIRLS U11/12 (2005 to 2006)

LEAGUE DATES:

Registration Extended to August 9th Practice Begins: August 21 Games Dates: Saturdays Sep 9 - Oct 14 Game Times: Between 9am-1pm

$65.00/Person

PARTNERSHIP BENEFITS TO PARTICIPANTS: • • • •

Two coaching clinics available for parent volunteer coaches to attend led by NEU coaches A weekly scheduled practice time where NEU coaches are available to work with teams or answer questions NEU coaches at the field on game days to help coach, provide feedback and answer questions NEU has USSF and US National Youth Soccer licensed coaches

REGISTER ONLINE: MAPLEWOODMN.GOV OR CALL 651-249-2111


RECREATION

INTRO TO BASKETBALL (GRADES K-2)

AT EDGERTON COMMUNITY GYM SATURDAYS, OCTOBER 7 - NOVEMBER 18 (NO CLASS NOVEMBER 4) Introduce your youngster to the basic skills of basketball in a relaxed, fun, and supportive atmosphere. They will learn shooting, passing, dribbling, defense, and team play. Basketballs and baskets will be adjusted to meet the needs of each age group. All participants will receive a T-shirt and mini basketball. Space is limited so register early! Cost is $65.00. Registration deadline is September 30. Grade K Grade 1 Grade 2

9:00AM - 10:00AM 10:15AM - 11:15AM 11:30AM - 12:30PM

YOUTH BASKETBALL CLINIC (AGES 4-12)

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM THURSDAYS, NOV 30 - JAN 11 (NO CLASS DEC 14) This clinic is designed for boys and girls who want to learn the basic skills of basketball. Participants will learn the basics first, leading to game play. Hoop heights will be adjusted to meet the needs of participants. Cost is $55.00, *Clinic T-shirt included. Ages 4-6 5:30PM - 6:30PM Ages 7-9 6:30PM - 7:30PM Ages 10-12 7:30PM - 8:30PM

YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE (BOYS & GIRLS IN GRADES 3-8)

AT VARIOUS SCHOOL LOCATIONS IN VARIOUS COMMUNITIES SATURDAYS, DECEMBER 2 - MARCH 3 This recreational program is for girls and boys grades 3-8 (as of the 2017-2018 school year) and is designed to provide all participants with an opportunity to have fun, learn basic basketball skills, and learn how to play as a team. Boys and girls will play in seperate leagues according to their grade level. Teams will play other teams from Little Canada, Oakdale, Mendota Heights, Cottage Grove, Stillwater, White Bear Lake, Mahtomedi, and more! The 3rd and 4th grade divisions will play their games with 9-foot baskets to provide a positive and rewarding experience for the participant while the 5th-8th grade divisions will use regulation 10-foot baskets. Games are played Saturday mornings and afternoons beginning in early December and concluding in early March. Teams will have one practice night per week during the season. Teams will begin practice in November. Cost is $135.00. Registration deadline is October 20. Girls Leagues: 3rd, 4th, 5-6th, 7-8th Boys Leagues: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7-8th

SENIOR HIGH REC BASKETBALL (BOYS & GIRLS IN GRADES 9-12)

AT EDGERTON AND CARVER COMMUNITY GYMS AND WHITE BEAR LAKE SOUTH CAMPUS SUNDAYS, JANUARY 7 - MARCH 4, 12:00PM - 6:00PM Maplewood Parks and Recreation, in cooperation with White Bear Public Schools Community Services and Recreation Department, is offering a Senior High Basketball League. All players must be in high school. Each team must have a parent who is on the bench at each game. All rosters must be handed in one week prior to the team’s first game. Fee includes jersey, scorekeeper, and two referees per game. Players on a Varsity, Junior Varsity, or B Squad basketball team are not eligible to play in this league. Team fee is $575.00, *registration is taken on a team basis* Registration deadline is December 11. Girls Leagues: 9th-10th, 11th-12th Boys Leagues: 9th-10th, 11th-12th

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Volleyball League

Grades 3-8

This is a recreational league with emphasis on good sportsmanship & fun! Games are played morning/ early afternoon. Teams practice one night per week.

SATURDAYS • SEPT 23 - NOV 4 Join teams from Maplewood, Mahtomedi, Little Canada, Oakdale, Stillwater and White Bear Lake

VOLUNTEER COACHES ARE NEEDED!

REGISTRATION OPTIONS Online: https://apm.activecommunities.com/maplewoodmn/Home By Phone: Call 651-249-2120 By Mail: 1902 County Road B East (payment must be included) In Person: 1902 County Road B East (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express)

COST: $65.00 REG DEADLINE: SEPT 8

YOUTH VOLLEYBALL CLINIC (AGES 6-14)

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM TUESDAYS, NOVEMBER 14 - DECEMBER 19 Get your volleyball game on! Experienced, enthusiastic, and excited coaches are waiting for your young player to hit the courts. Players will establish better skills in passing, setting, hitting and learn court movement. Mini games held at each session. Players are encouraged to ask questions. Knee pads are required. Cost is $55.00. Ages 6-8 5:30PM - 6:30PM Ages 9-11 6:30PM - 7:30PM Ages 12-14 7:30PM - 8:30PM

ADVANCED VOLLEYBALL CLINIC (AGES 6-14)

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM TUESDAYS, JANUARY 16 - FEBRUARY 27 (NO CLASS FEBRUARY 20) The advanced volleyball clinic will improve a player’s all-around game. Not only will players train in all volleyball skills, but also their volleyball knowledge of real game situations to help prepare them to play in a team setting. If your child has completed one of our beginner clinics this is the next step in the volleyball skills progression. Prerequisite: - Have attended a minimum of three Maplewood Parks & Rec Volleyball Clinic programs in the past, or a tryout may be used in certain cases. Knee pads are required. Cost is $55.00. Ages 6-8 5:30PM - 6:30PM Ages 9-11 6:30PM - 7:30PM Ages 12-14 7:30PM - 8:30PM

WELLNESS, ARTS, & FUN FOR EVERYONE!

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RECREATION

TUMBLING AND GYMNASTICS CLASSES

AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER COST FOR ALL 2017 CLASSES IS $45.00 COST FOR ALL 2018 CLASSES WILL INCREASE TO $50.00 Class options build upon each other. If your child fits into multiple age classes and you are unsure of what class to register them for, register them for the lower class.

TUMBLING TOTS CLASS OPTIONS TOTS 1 - INTRO

This class is for children age 9 months-3 years, who have little to no experience in tumbling. This class will include log rolls, forward rolls, climbing, crawling, running and jumping. Equipment will consist of small beams, low bars, mats, and foam courses.

TOTS 2 - BEGINNER

This class is for children age 2-4 years. This class will include forward and backwards rolls, handstands, cartwheels, building skills with balance, crawling, running and jumping. Equipment will consist of low and high beams, low bars, mats, and foam courses.

TOTS 3 - ADVANCED

This class is for children age 3-5 years. This class will teach the skills that enable increasing flexibility, and prepare them for the Gymnastics program. We perform splits & bridges, handstands & cartwheels, and build on skills with running and jumping. Equipment will consist of high beams, low and high bars, mats, and intermediate foam courses.

GYMNASTICS CLASS OPTIONS GYMNASTICS 1 - INTRO

This class is for children age 4-6 years. This structured class will include somersaults, cartwheels, intro to back and front walk-overs and increasing flexibility. Equipment will consist of small beams, low bars, mats, and foam courses.

GYMNASTICS 2

This class is for children age 4-7 years. This structured class will include vaulting, basic leaps and turns on high beams, independent routines, one handed cartwheels, and flipping. We will be rotating on bars and improving balance and flexibility. Equipment will consist of low and high beams, low bars, mats, and foam courses.

GYMNASTICS 3

This class is for children age 6-12 years. This structured class will include vaulting, basic leaps and turns on high beams, independent routines, one handed cartwheels, and flipping. We will be rotating on bars and improving balance and flexibility. Equipment will consist of low and high beams, low bars, mats, and foam courses.

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TUMBLING & GYMNASTICS CLASS SCHEDULE S1: MONDAYS, OCT 23 - NOV 27 S2: MONDAYS, DEC 4 - JAN 22 (NO CLASS DEC 25 & JAN 1) S3: MONDAYS, JAN 29 - MARCH 5 5:30PM - 6:15PM 6:15PM - 7:00PM 7:00PM - 7:45PM

Tots 1 Tots 2 Tots 3

S1: THURSDAYS, NOV 2 - DEC 14 (NO CLASS NOV 23) S2: THURSDAYS, DEC 21 - JAN 25 S3: THURSDAYS, FEB 1 - MARCH 8 5:30PM - 6:15PM 6:15PM - 7:00PM 7:00PM - 7:45PM 7:45PM - 8:30PM

Gymnastics 1 Gymnastics 2 Gymnastics 2 Gymnastics 3

S1: SATURDAYS, OCT 28 - DEC 9 (NO CLASS NOV 25) S2: SATURDAYS, DEC 16 - JAN 27 (NO CLASS DEC 23) S3: SATURDAYS, FEB 3 - MARCH 10 9:30AM - 10:15AM 10:15AM - 11:00AM 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:45PM

Tots 1 Tots 2 Tots 3 Gymnastics 1

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YOUTH FLOOR HOCKEY CLINIC (AGES 4-12)

Ages 4-6 Ages 7-9 Ages 10-12

5:30PM - 6:30PM 6:30PM - 7:30PM 7:30PM - 8:30PM

FALL SOCCER STARTER CLINIC (AGES 4-9)

AT HAZELWOOD PARK FIELD 1 MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 11 - OCTOBER 16 OR WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 13 - OCTOBER 18 *Kids will be split between Mondays & Wednesdays* Maplewood Parks & Recreation is proud to offer our co-rec youth soccer starter program. The 3v3 format for ages 4-6, and 4v4 format for ages 7-9, will provide for more touches, increased playing time, and most important more fun! This program is six weeks in length and will be played Mondays or Wednesdays with the groups being split between the days. The sessions will be a combination of skill development/instruction and game play. An adult volunteer will be needed for each team. Cost is $65.00. Register by August 24. Age 4 Ages 5-6 Ages 7-9

6:00PM - 7:00PM 6:00PM - 7:00PM 7:15PM - 8:15PM

YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL MINI LEAGUE (GRADES 2-5)

AT HARVEST PARK, 2561 N BARCLAY STREET TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS SEPTEMBER 12 - OCTOBER 5 GAMES AT 5:30PM & 6:30PM Flag football is one of the fastest growing sports throughout the country. Join us this year for a short four week mini league to get introduced to the sport. The first week will involve practices and the next three weeks will be games. Flag football is a fun, non-contact sport that teaches boys and girls the fundamentals of football, while offering lessons in sportsmanship and teamwork. There will be two divisions offered, grades 2-3 and grades 4-5. Cost is $60.00, *League T-shirt included. Parent volunteers are needed to coach and assist players during the practices and games. Grades 2-3 Grades 4-5

5:30PM games 5:30PM games or 6:30PM games

MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY GYMS Carver Community Gym • 2680 Upper Afton Road • 651.249.2135 Edgerton Community Gym • 1929 Edgerton Street • 651.249.2145

These gymnasiums are available for rental for basketball, volleyball, tournaments, birthday parties, and special events.

RENTAL RATES

(rental rates below do not include tax) $35.00/Court/Hour • $45.00/Full Court/Hour • $500.00 Full Gym (8 Hours)

COMMUNITY GYM PARTY PACKAGES

Looking for somewhere to have a party or just get together with friends for some fun? You can rent the gym alone or add the jump castle for an additional fee (when available). We offer partygoers equipment to play volleyball, basketball, soccer, floor hockey, football, and other activities. Have a game or activity that you would like to play? Bring it with! Must be approved by gym monitor. This is a great option for adult outings, family gatherings, birthday parties, and more! For parties we allow light decorating of the area during your scheduled rental time and we’ll have tables set up when you arrive for gifts, cake or pizza and have the gym ready for fun. Call 651.249.2121 to book or to ask any questions.

PARTY PACKAGE

2 Hour 1/2 Court Rental w/ Jump Castle • $150.00 + Tax Gym Rental • $35.00/Hour + Tax Subject to availabilty

WELLNESS, ARTS, & FUN FOR EVERYONE!

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RECREATION

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM THURSDAYS, JANUARY 18 - MARCH 8 (NO CLASSES FEB 15 & 22) Come learn the basics of floor hockey. This clinic is a great way to fine tune your floor hockey skills just before the floor hockey league gets underway. Learn the basics of passing, shooting, and teamwork through drills and fun mini games. Players will also learn how to play every position. Cost is $55.00, *Clinic T-shirt included.


RECREATION

FALL YOUTH TENNIS ($60.00/SESSION) LITTLE STARS (PARENT/CHILD AGES 4-6) • SATURDAYS, 9:00AM - 9:45AM SEPTEMBER 9 - OCTOBER 14 (MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS) This innovative program gets parents on the court working with their kids. The kids will have fun learning basic tennis skills and hand-eye coordination. Lightweight rackets and smaller nets are provided. Parents should bring their own racket. BIG STARS (AGES 7-9) • SATURDAYS, 9:45AM - 10:30AM SEPTEMBER 9 - OCTOBER 14 (MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS) Participants will learn all of the basic tennis strokes: serve, volley, and groundstrokes. Lively drills will keep the class fast moving and loads of fun! Lightweight rackets are provided. YOUTH BEGINNING (AGES 10-12) • SATURDAYS, 10:30AM - 11:30AM SEPTEMBER 9 - OCTOBER 14 (MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS) This program is for kids that want to play tennis! Participants will learn all the basic strokes and rules of tennis. Each session will end with group games that emphasize fun while improving strokes. Students must bring their own rackets.

FALL ADULT TENNIS ($60.00/SESSION) BEGINNERS • TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 6:00PM - 7:00PM SEPTEMBER 5 - SEPTEMBER 21 (MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS) This class is for those who have had little or no tennis experience. You’ll learn all the basic strokes and rules of tennis. Each session will end with group games emphasizing fun while improving strokes. Participants must bring their own rackets. ADVANCED BEGINNERS • TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 7:00PM - 8:00PM SEPTEMBER 5 - SEPTEMBER 21 (MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS) This program is for players who want to take their game to the next level! Improve stroke technique, footwork, and serves. Participants should be able to maintain a short rally and must bring their own rackets.

KARATE (AGES 4-ADULT)

AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER Unleash potential with the power of martial arts! Participants will learn the skills they need to be successful in life and learning; exercise, discipline, respect, team work and problem solving to name a few. Taught by Mr. Schafer of The Edge Martial Arts. *Uniform required for participation through The Edge Martial Arts. Available to purchase for $30.00 the first day of class. *Registration is for a full calendar month. Cost is $63.00 per month. Little Dragons (Ages 4-6) MONDAYS, 5:15PM - 5:45PM Beginner (Ages 7+) MONDAYS, 5:45PM - 6:30PM Advanced Beginner (Gold Belt and Higher) MONDAYS, 6:30PM - 7:30PM

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FALL DANCE CLASSES WITH MAYER ARTS

RECREATION

AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER Open House: Monday, August 28, 5:00PM - 7:00PM. Stop by to meet your teacher and order shoes! Come be a part of our Royal Ball! Each class will perform dances inspired by favorites such as Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Descendents 2! Sign up by August 28 and receive a FREE tutu or king crown at the open house!

Winter Dance Recital Theme: A Royal Ball! Shows: Sunday, December 17, 2:00PM & 3:30PM Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, December 14, 5:00PM-6:30PM

PRE-BALLET AND TAP (AGES 3-5) SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 16 - DECEMBER 9 9:30AM - 10:15AM OR 10:15AM - 11:00AM (NO CLASS NOVEMBER 25)

This class includes the Wish Upon A Ballet curriculum with the added fun of tap! An introduction to the movements and vocabulary of these disciplines are taught with the help of musical instruments, parachutes, and scarves. Students will develop poise, strength, and flexibility. Ballet and tap shoes are required. Cost is $138

WISH UPON A BALLET (AGES 3-5) SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 16 - DECEMBER 9, 11:00AM - 11:45AM (NO CLASS NOVEMBER 25) MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 18 - DECEMBER 11, 5:15PM - 6:00PM (NO CLASS NOVEMBER 20)

Wish Upon a Ballet is a dance program for children that incorporates popular children’s stories as well as ballet stories to create a dance class that is more than ballet steps. Using musical instruments, parachutes, and scarves we will create a complete fairy tale experience while we skip, leap, jump and spin. This way, an introduction to the movements and vocabulary of ballet are taught in a fun and creative manner. Children will learn an appreciation of dance and music while developing strength and flexibility. Come join the fun! Girls and boys will need ballet shoes. Girls should wear a leotard and tights. Boys should wear comfortable clothes they can move around in. Cost is $138

BALLET AND TAP (AGES 6-9) SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 16 - DECEMBER 9, 11:45AM - 12:45PM (NO CLASS NOVEMBER 25)

We can’t stop the beat! Young dancers will float and leap in ballet and them jump and jive to fun songs while learning about tap. An introduction to the movements and vocabulary of these disciplines are taught with the help of musical instruments, parachutes, and scarves. Students will develop poise, strength, and flexibility. Ballet and tap shoes are required. Cost is $148

BALLET AND TAP (AGES 8-12) MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 18 - DECEMBER 11, 7:00PM - 8:00PM (NO CLASS NOVEMBER 20)

More jumps, more turns, more fun! Dynamic dancers will float and leap in ballet and jump and jive to fun songs while learning about tap. All levels are welcome to experience these disciplines in a fun and creative environment. Students will develop poise, strength, and flexibility. Ballet and tap shoes are required. Cost is $148

HIP HOP AND TAP (AGES 5-8) MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 18 - DECEMBER 11, 6:00PM - 7:00PM (NO CLASS NOVEMBER 20)

Growing dancers will experience the upbeat and energetic style of hip hop as well as the exciting rhythms of tap. Proper terms for dance steps will be taught as well as body awareness to improve posture, strength, and flexibility. Students will gain poise and confidence as they leap and spin! Ballet and tap shoes are required. Cost is $148 *Registration fee does not include the costume fee for recital. For the recital, girls in ballet, tap/ballet, and tap/hip hop will need to provide their own white leotard (any style) and flesh colored tights. Boys need black pants.

WELLNESS, ARTS, & FUN FOR EVERYONE!

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ADULT RECREATION

T’AI CHI CH’AUN (Ages 16+)

AT DRAGONS KUNG FU STUDIO, 2572 7th Ave E., North St. Paul WEDNESDAYS, 7:30PM - 8:30PM T’ai Chi Ch’uan, practiced in China for 2500 years, uses slow relaxed movements to develop strength while eliminating tension. While doing so you will strengthen your arms and legs, improve balance and flexibility, reduce stress, and help increase energy levels. A growing body of research also suggests that practicing T’ai Chi Ch’uan has many benefits, resulting in relaxation, improved balance, and a significant improvement in quality of life! Come experience the benefits for yourself! Class is taught with a traditional set of training ideals by Gold T’ai Chi Ch’uan group Head Instructor, Elaine Schrade. Cost is $75.00. Session 1: October 11 - December 13 Session 2: January 3 - March 7

3V3 MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE (18+)

EDGERTON COMMUNITY GYM MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 11 - NOVEMBER 6 GAMES BETWEEN 6:00PM - 9:00PM Grab some friends and join the 3 on 3 half court men’s basketball league for a night of hoops, exercise, and friendly competition. The league is NOT OFFICIATED (teams call their own fouls) and is designed to be a fun recreational league. There is a court supervisor/scorekeeper for each game. The league is 8 weeks long, teams play 1 game per week, with a single elimination tournament on week 9. Max of 8 people per team. Register for UPPER (competitive) or LOWER (recreational) division. Cost is $200.00 per team.

BEAN BAG TOSS LEAGUE (Fall Mini League)

AT FOUR SEASONS PARK HOCKEY RINK AREA, 1685 Gervais TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 12 - OCTOBER 17 GAMES 6:30PM - 8:30PM The City of Maplewood is now offering a fun “Bags” League. Grab a partner and join other teams in throwing some bags in our fun bags league. Games are played outdoors at Four Seasons Park. League rules available online. Teams consist of 2 players and each week teams will play a match consisting of 3 games. League champions will receive champion T-shirts. Cost is $50 per team. Register by September 5th

FALL/WINTER VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES (AGES 18+)

AT EDGERTON COMMUNITY GYM & MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER WOMENS: WEDNESDAY EVENINGS CO - REC: FRIDAY EVENINGS Maplewood Parks & Recreation womens and co-rec fall/winter volleyball leagues are offered at various levels of competition. Teams will play one match per week for ten weeks starting in late September 2017(fall) and early January 2018(winter). All leagues are officiated and play by the same rules; the difference in leagues being in the skill of the players. Registration closes August 30(fall)/December 12(winter) or when leagues fill. League Fees: $310.00 - Teams with two or less non-residents MEN’S VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES (AGES 18+) $330.00 - Teams with three or more non-residents AT EDGERTON COMMUNITY GYM Fall Registration Dates: & MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER August 7 - Returning Teams (two or less non-residents) MONDAYS, NOVEMBER 13 - MID-MARCH August 9 - Returning Teams (three or more non-residents) Registration opens October 2 for returning teams and October August 16 - First day for new teams to register. 4 for new teams. Cost is $403.00 for resident teams (two or less Winter Registration Dates: non-residents) and $422.00 for non-resident teams (three or November 6 - Returning Teams (two or less non-residents) more non-residents). November 8 - Returning Teams (three or more non-residents) November 15 - First day for new teams to register.

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ADULT DAY TRIPS

ADULT DAY TRIPS

Come and join us for one of our fabulous adult day trips! Sign up with friends for a fun getaway or on your own and meet new people. All day trips depart from and return to the Maplewood Parks and Recreation Office located at: 1902 County Road B East, Maplewood, MN 55109. Please park on the far end of the parking lot. In an effort to limit trip cancellations, full refunds are allowed until the registration deadline. A $20.00 cancellation fee will be charged for refunds after the trip deadline. Space is limited to 10 participants. *REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE TRIP*

TAYLORS FALLS SCENIC BOAT TOURS: LEAF LUNCH CRUISE ON THE ST. CROIX RIVER

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 OR THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28 TRIPS LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 9:00AM AND RETURN BETWEEN 1:30PM - 2:00PM, THE BOAT TRIP IS FROM 10:30AM - 12:30PM. Maplewood Parks and Recreation Office: 1902 County Road B East, Maplewood, MN 55109 Take in the fall colors with a trip down the St. Croix River, while enjoying a lunch buffet on board an authentic paddlewheel river boat. Relax for two hours and enjoy an outstanding luncheon while viewing the beautiful fall colors and while your tour guide points out the unique rock formations and the history of the St. Croix River Valley. Your meal includes: 5oz. chicken breast served with dollar buns, garlic mashed potatoes, coleslaw, baked beans, brownie, coffee, and water. Also offered is a full cash bar which accepts MasterCard, Visa, and Discover. Soft drinks and lemonade are available for purchase as well. Cost is $45.00 (includes transportation, lunch, tax, gratuity, and boat ticket). We will be offering two trips this year, SEPTEMBER 21 and SEPTEMBER 28.

LIFE COULD BE A DREAM

AT OLD LOG THEATRE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 10:00AM AND RETURN BETWEEN 4:30PM - 5:00PM Maplewood Parks and Recreation Office: 1902 County Road B East, Maplewood, MN 55109 Life Could be a Dream, the award winning 60’s doo-wop musical will be sure to take you down memory lane. Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling doo-wop singing group preparing to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest to realize their dreams of making it big time! Trouble comes in the form of Lois, who arrives to put some polish on the boys. Denny falls in love, Wally falls in line, Eugene falls apart, and along comes handsome hearthrob Skip to send the whole situation spinning. Hear hit songs like: Fools Fall in Love, Tears on My Pillow, Runaround Sue, Earth Angel, Stay, Unchained Melody, and of course, Life Could be a Dream. Choose your lunch from these options; braised boneless short ribs, seared pork chop, dill roasted tilapia, or vegetarian pasta dish. Cost is $65.00 (includes transportation, lunch, tax, gratuity, and theater ticket).

THE NUTCRACKER’S NUTS

AT DAYTRIPPERS DINNER THEATER THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7 LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 11:15AM AND RETURN AROUND 4:15PM Maplewood Parks and Recreation Office: 1902 County Road B East, Maplewood, MN 55109 The Nutcracker’s Nuts plot develops from the following premise: The residents of Simon’s Rest, a retirement community in Frankfort, Michigan have been complaining about the quality of the holiday program. They are tired of the same boring production of “A Christmas Carol.” The guy who plays Scrooge can’t remember his lines anymore, and Tiny Tim is six feet tall. After the loss of their director, the program committee decides to look for another script. Not realizing it’s a ballet, they plan a production of “The Nutcracker.” When the residents find out it has a ballet, they want to back out but it’s too late-the show is sold out and they come to realize the show must go on! Think of it as your only chance to see “The Nutcracker” performed with walkers! Enjoy a buffet style lunch that includes; chicken Kiev, roast loin of pork, and country sausage with sauerkraut as entrees; a salad bar, and a number of options as sides. Cost is $60.00 (includes transportation, buffet lunch, tax, gratuity, and theater ticket).

WELLNESS, ARTS, & FUN FOR EVERYONE!

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NATURE CENTER

MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER YOUTH AND ADULT PROGRAMS

2659 EAST SEVENTH STREET, MAPLEWOOD, MN 55119 • 651.249.2170 • WWW.MAPLEWOODNATURECENTER.COM

ABOUT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER

Maplewood Nature Center is a 40-acre preserve operated by the City of Maplewood. The Visitor Center is located at 2659 East Seventh Street in Maplewood and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30AM - 4:30PM. The Nature Play Yard adjoins the Visitor Center. Trails wind through oak woods and marsh and are open every day from dawn to dusk. Use of facilities is free of charge. For more information about Maplewood Nature Center and its programs visit www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com or call 651-2492170.

HOW TO REGISTER

Register online for paid and most free programs at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com then click on the Register Online-Go! button. You can also register in person, by phone, or mail with credit card, cash or check by the date indicated. Program sizes are limited, register early. No need to register for Drop-in programs. Most programs are held at the Maplewood Nature Center unless otherwise noted in program description. If you have trouble registering, call 651-249-2170.

NATURE CENTER WILD BIRTHDAY PARTIES!

Live Animal Birthday Parties are available for kids ages 4 & up. Reserve the party room for treats, then visit with a snake, toad or salamander! Outdoor hikes and party favors are included. Cost is $80.00 (12 children max). Call 651.249.2170 for additional details or visit www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on Programs & Events/Birthdays.

EMERALD ASH BORER (EAB) 101 FOR HOMEOWNERS

TASTY TREATS FROM THE BEES

DAZZLING DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES!

BUMBLE BEE SAFARI AT FISH CREEK

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 6:30PM - 8:00PM EAB has been found in ash trees in Maplewood. Join our City Forester to learn the basics about Emerald Ash Borer damage and management. We’ll cover ash tree identification, signs and symptoms of EAB, treatments, and management. Two classes are offered, both cover the same material. FREE! Please call 651-249-2170 to register.

(FOR CHILDREN AGES 3-8, WITH ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 10:00AM - 11:00AM Dazzling colors and zippy flights – Do YOU have what it takes? Catch and release dragonflies and damselflies in the gardens and prairie. Use nets and magnifying lenses to help you catch and observe these amazing creatures. FREE! Drop-in Program.

(FOR CHILDREN AGES 4-10, WITH ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Taste different kinds of honey, and sample food pollinated by bees such as blueberries and raspberries! Learn about different kinds of bees and why they are important. We’ll do an easy and fun bee-count to help the bees with the Minnesota Bee Atlas project at iNaturalist.org that you can also do later in your own backyard or nearby park. Prepay $5/person. Register online by Thursday, August 10. (ADULTS AND FAMILIES WITH KIDS AGES 5+) AT FISH CREEK PRESERVE, HENRY LN AND CARVER AVE SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 12:30PM - 2:30PM Learn about and befriend bumble bees! Assist bee experts in surveying bumblebees and their favorite prairie flowers at Fish Creek Preserve. Bring your phone or other digital device and learn how to enter your bee photo on Bumble Bee Watch. FREE! Pre-register by August 16. Co-sponsored by Friends of Maplewood Nature

MONARCHS IN THE PRAIRIE (ALL AGES)

AT GLADSTONE SAVANNA, PARK ALONG FRISBIE, MEET AT FRISBIE ENTRANCE. SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 1:00PM - 3:00PM Mad about Monarchs? Find out why and how monarchs are tagged. Learn about their magnificent migration. See monarchs in their life cycle stages. Take home some native seed packets to sow that will help these beautiful butterflies survive. FREE! Drop-in Program. Co-sponsored by Friends of Maplewood Nature

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 10:00AM - 5:00PM (Rain date for outdoor portion is Sunday, Sept 10) Join us for an exceptional Citizen Science Pollinator Training and Survey at Maplewood YMCA/Community Center and Fish Creek Natural Area. FREE! Register online by Wednesday, September 6. Morning Location: Maplewood Community Center/YMCA 2100 White Bear Ave, Maplewood, 55109. Bees are some of our most important pollinators, but little is known about the bees that live in our natural landscapes. Learn how to distinguish bees from other flower-visiting insects, honey bees from native bees; and methods for monitoring bees. Participants will gain practical experience with hands-on activities including working with pinned specimens, capturing and examining bees in a restored prairie, and practicing methods for standardized data collection. Participants receive a Citizen Scientist Pollinator Monitoring Guide and other reference material. Afternoon Location: Fish Creek entrance is on Henry Lane, just off of Carver Avenue in South Maplewood, 55119. At Fish Creek, we’ll practice capturing and identifying, walk transects, survey for pollinators and learn about the prairie restoration. Data gathered will provide baseline information that will be tracked as the restoration matures. Participants need to be able to withstand tall grasses and uneven terrain. Wear Sturdy walking shoes, long pants and long sleeves. Bring a hat, sunglasses, lunch and water bottle. Course will be taught by Xerces Society Entomologists, Great River Greening Ecologists and City of Maplewood Naturalists. Funding for this project is provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund.

BLUFF TOPS, BIRDING AND BAGELS HIKE

(ADULTS AND CHILDREN 10+ WITH ADULT) AT FISH CREEK NATURAL AREA SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 8:00AM - 10:00AM Join other bird enthusiasts to explore Fish Creek’s scenic vistas. We’ll search for songbirds and raptors riding air thermals. Learn techniques for identifying birds. We’ll provide the bagels and cream cheese; you provide a beverage. Binoculars available, or bring your own. All skill levels welcome. Closedtoed shoes and long pants recommended. Meet at the gate on Henry Lane, just off Carver Ave. Fee: $5. Registration required. Register online by Wednesday, September 13.

(ADULTS) SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 10:00AM - 12:00PM Meet at the Matterhorn entrance. Learn how to identify common and glossy buckthorn and the beneficial look-alikes you should protect. We’ll discuss updated best management practices and weed establishment vs native regrowth after removal. Learn how to safely use buckthorn herbicides. Try out your new skills by cutting and treating buckthorn at the park to earn a Buckthorn Blaster to take home! Wear old clothes; long pants, rubber boots, a hat, and long sleeved shirt. Bring chemical resistant gloves (not leather or cloth). FREE! Registration required. Register online by Tuesday, September 19 or call 651-249-2170

NATURE FAMILY FUN WITH ECFE 2017

(FOR CHILDREN BIRTH-5, BEFORE KINDERGARTEN) Time: 10:00AM - 11:30AM Fee: $5 per child per session. Make nature discoveries and get resources to explore & protect your world together. Meet new friends! This class is offered at the Maplewood Nature Center in collaboration with Early Childhood and Family Education, 622 staff. Parents or guardians stay with their child(ren) during the entire class. To register contact ECFE: 651-748-7280 or register online at www.isd622.org/ecfe Location: Maplewood Nature Center, 2659 E. 7th St., Maplewood, MN 55119 9/23/17 Squirrels and Acorns 10/14/17 Wooly Bears: What’s Under a Log? 11/18/17 Wiggly Snake, Slippery Salamander

FALL COLOR NATURE HIKE (ALL AGES)

AT FISH CREEK PRESERVE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Bring your favorite walking stick and join us for a morning nature hike on the beautiful paved trails! We’ll enjoy fall color, identify trees and look for wildlife. Bring binoculars or check out a pair from the naturalist. We will attempt the 1 mile loop; strollers may be needed for young children. Dress for the weather and wear shoes suitable for hiking! Meet at the gate on Henry Lane, just off of Carver Ave. FREE! Registration required by Wednesday, October 4.

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST

(CHILDREN AGES 9-13) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 10:00AM - 12:00PM Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Learn how to build a shelter, make a fire, and identify poisonous plants. Beverage and light snack provided. Drop-off program; must sign a waiver. Dress for the weather. Fee: Prepay $10/ person by Tuesday, October 18.

WELLNESS, ARTS, & FUN FOR EVERYONE!

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BEE-COME A BEE MONITOR (ADULTS)

BUCKTHORN REMOVAL DEMONSTRATION AND REMOVAL AT APPLEWOOD PARK


Under Construction! Maplewood Nature Center Renovations! Maplewood Nature Center will be undergoing building renovations this fall. Updates include new siding, new roofing, and new carpet, flooring and bathrooms. Normal building hours will be changed as follows: Sept 2 - Sept 4: Closed for Labor Day weekend Sept 5 - 8: Limited hours; please call 249-2170. May be open for restroom and drinking fountain use; Selfguiding groups must call ahead to see if there will be access to the amphitheater and restrooms. Staff will be preparing and packing up taxidermy and exhibits for remodel. September 11- October 10: Building closed for renovations October 11 - 13: Limited hours; please call 249-2170. Open for restroom and drinking fountain use, Selfguiding groups must call ahead to see if there will be access to the amphitheater and restrooms.


AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 6:30PM - 8:00PM EAB has been found in ash trees in Maplewood. Join our City Forester to learn the basics about Emerald Ash Borer damage and management. We’ll cover ash tree identification, signs and symptoms of EAB, treatments, and management. Two classes are offered, both cover the same material. FREE! Please call 651-2492170 to register.

WONDERFALL PUPPET SHOW (ALL AGES)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 10:30AM - 11:30AM Celebrate America Recycles Day with our wild animal puppets. Skunk, eagle, and more will teach us about migration, hibernation & recycling! Play the Recycle Fishing Game, then make a recycle craft and have a snack. Take a self-guided hike afterwards. Fee: $4 per child. Register by Monday, November 13.

TURKEY TALK

(AGES 2-6 WITH ADULT)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2:00PM - 3:30PM Learn all about Wild Turkeys and other winter active animals, gather acorns for winter, touch and feel animal feathers and fur, and make a craft. Fee: $4 per child. Register by Monday, November 20.

OUTSTANDING OWLS (LIVE!) (ALL AGES)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 3:00PM - 6:00PM Meet an owl up close and learn what makes these creatures such a hoot! Enjoy a Raptor Center presentation at 3:30PM. From 4:30PM - 6:00PM older kids can dissect owl pellets while younger ones make an owl craft! Learn owl calls and go on a night hike around the lake in search of our feathered friends. Dress for the weather! Treats and beverage provided. Register early space is limited! Fee: Prepay $8/person by Wednesday, October 26. Cosponsored by Friends of Maplewood Nature

DEER MOON HIKE (AGES 10-ADULT)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 6:30PM - 8:00PM Explore the mysterious ways of the white-tailed deer! We’ll start with a stealthy hike in hope of seeing deer or deer signs. Inside, we’ll discuss whitetail facts and trivia, factors affecting populations, local deer ordinances and deer resistant or deer detracting native plants for your yard. Fee: $4/person. Register by Monday, October 30.

HIKE AROUND THE POND (AGES 5+ W/ADULT)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2:00PM - 3:30 PM It’s fun to hike in the fall! Create and decorate your very own hiking stick, then hike around the pond with the naturalist! Fee: Prepay $5.00/hiking stick by Thursday, November 2.

MEET THE ANIMALS (ALL AGES)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2:00PM - 3:00PM Meet a snake and salamander, and learn more about Minnesota’s wild animals and where they are in the winter. You can share your stories about real wild animal encounters if you choose! Wild animal crafts and wild animal activities for all ages too. FREE! Drop-in.

WINTER WISDOM

(AGES 6 + WITH AN ADULT, 14 AND UP)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1:00PM - 3:00PM New to Minnesota or wanting to enjoy winter outdoors? If dressed properly, you will stay warm and enjoy winter, even on the coldest day! Learn how to avoid frostbite, hypothermia and sunburn. Test insulating properties of different materials, learn how to calculate wind-chill and make a solar bead zipper pull for your jacket. We’ll try snowshoeing if we have snow! FREE! Registration required by Thursday, December 7.

S’MORE NATURE FUN (ALL AGES)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1:30PM - 3:00PM It’s FUN to be outside in the wintertime! Take a walk or snowshoe down to the pond with the naturalist for a fun exploration, then make some S’mores on the campfire-Yum! Gluten-free and vegan S’more options available upon request. Fee: $5/person. Register by Thursday, Dec 28.

WELLNESS, ARTS, & FUN FOR EVERYONE!

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EMERALD ASH BORER (EAB) 101 FOR HOMEOWNERS


GET INVOLVED!

HOW CAN I SUPPORT MAPLEWOOD PARKS & REC? ADOPT - A- PARK

The goal of the Adopt-A-Park Program is to provide an opportunity for interested parties to take part in maintaining our parks system. Providing this opportunity not only encourages and promotes community involvement, but also allows us to beautify and improve our parks. All Adopt-A-Park projects should aim towards benefiting the majority of park users. This opportunity is available to any individual, family, resident, group organization, or business that is eager to help beautify our parks. The Adopt-A-Park commitment period is from April 1 – October 31. Applications are accepted throughout the year and require a minimum of once a month dedication.

ADULT ATHLETIC SIGN SPONSORSHIP

The adult athletic sign sponsorship is a unique marketing opportunity for local businesses. Maplewood Parks & Recreation has started an outfield sign program at Veteran’s Memorial Park (formerly Goodrich). This is an opportunity to purchase one, two, or three 4’ x 8’ outfield signs that are visible from the softball fields as well as North St. Paul Road. Veteran’s Memorial Park houses the entire adult softball program (summer, fall and late fall leagues) and hosts multiple youth tournaments throughout the season. The funds from these sponsorships will go directly to maintaining and upgrading this facility, keeping the fields suitable for the high level of play they receive.

FRIENDS OF MAPLEWOOD NATURE

This non-profit organization works to promote, support and enhance the growth of the Maplewood Nature Center and Neighborhood Preserves. You can support Friends of Maplewood Nature with your membership fees, 1-time-donations, purchase of Neighborhood Preserve Calendars, by participating in the Photo Contest, or volunteering on the Friends Board!

YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Youth Scholarship Fund serves Maplewood residents (under 18 years) who demonstrate a financial need and may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in recreation programs. Qualifying families are asked to pay 1/3 of the program fee and the scholarship fund covers the remaining 2/3 of the fee. Sponsorship of our scholarship program is a great way to show your support for Maplewood Parks & Recreation and the community. Your contribution will make a huge difference in the lives of our participants and enable them to build a positive and healthy lifestyle through recreational programming. Please consider making a donation to the scholarship program and making “wellness, arts, and fun for everyone” a reality for our Maplewood youth.

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COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

PARTNERSHIPS

Maplewood Parks & Recreation would like to recognize the community organizations that we partner with to serve the youth of Maplewood. *Note that these associations operate independently of the Maplewood Parks & Recreation Department.

JR. POLAR FOOTBALL

Jr. Polar Football is a volunteer youth sports organization committed to building teamwork, understanding the fundamentals of the game, developing skills, encouraging sportsmanship and most importantly having fun playing football. The program is open to residents that live within or attend school (public or private) within the geographic boundary of North St. Paul - Maplewood - Oakdale and is part of the North St. Paul Athletic Association. The football program is open to all youth. The goal of the football program is to encourage sportsmanship and to teach the fundamentals of football. Flag Football is available to boys & girls entering Kindergarten up to 2nd grade. Tackle football begins in 3rd grade and continues through 8th grade. For more information visit www.jrpolars.com or contact Jon Halko at jhalko72@yahoo.com

MAPLEWOOD AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Maplewood Area Historical Society and the Bruentrup Heritage Farm is located on 2.5 acres of land with nine buildings that date back to 1891. It is surrounded on two sides by a 22-acre prairie maintained as open space by the City of Maplewood. The Farm is used for public events and exhibits and can be rented for private events such as weddings. Visit our website for information about the summer Farm-to-Table day camp offered at the farm (www.maplewoodhistoricalsociety.org).

NEU

It is our mission to promote, provide and teach soccer in the “Spirit of the Game.” FUN, FAIRNESS and SAFETY. We provide traveling soccer for players; boys and girls ages 9-19. We try to provide the best competition for all players at their level of play. Our traveling soccer teams compete against other soccer clubs from communities in the East Metro Area. Travel distances are within 15-45 minutes from Maplewood. For more information visit www.neusoccerclub.org or contact LeRoy Andrle at leroyandrle@outlook.com

NORTH POLARS FASTPITCH

The North Polars Fastpitch Association (NPFA) is a non-profit organization established to foster the girl’s fastpitch softball program in the area of Independent School District 622, which is within the boundaries of North St. Paul High School. This includes all or portions of the communities of North St. Paul, Maplewood, Lake Elmo and Oakdale. The association exists to fulfill the girl’s fastpitch softball needs of the community and is the primary advocate of the traveling program. The association supports good sportsmanship and the sound development of softball fundamentals within the community, to ensure that girls participating in the program will have a positive and rewarding experience that will maximize personal and team growth. The association requires quality coaching and provides an atmosphere for learning softball skills for both coaches and players. The association sponsors membership in appropriate leagues to encourage quality competition. For more information visit www.northpolarsfastpitch.com or contact Pat Hogan at radatzave@msn.com

WELLNESS, ARTS, & FUN FOR EVERYONE!

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Jam the GYM KIDS IN GRADES K-5

PARENTS DROP OFF THE KIDS AND ENJOY A NIGHT OUT!

FRIDAYS • 6PM - 8PM OCT 20 • DEC 15 • FEB 16 At Carver Community Gym 2680 Upper Afton Road $5.00 per Child Concessions available for purchase

FLOOR HOCKEY • BASKETBALL VOLLEYBALL • JUMP CASTLE • ACTIVITIES MUSIC • GAMES THESE EVENTS ARE DROP-IN PROGRAMS. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. CALL 651.249.2121 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

music in the barn gates open 5:30pm • music begins 7:00pm

friday, september 22 at bruentrup farm 2170 county road d • maplewood, mn 55109

live music featuring blue groove bluegrass

Relax on the historic grounds of the Bruentrup Farm while enjoying cocktails from the Dog House Bar & Grill and delicious food from the Maplewood Historical Society (additional fee). Then enjoy live music in the beautifully restored barn. Blue Groove Bluegrass is a multiple award-winning band that hails from Minneapolis/St Paul whose sound leans towards a more contemporary vibe (Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent), while maintaining ties to traditional bluegrass (Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs) and all of its drive, improvisation and harmony singing! Space is limited and you must have a ticket to participate in this event.

$7.00 presale $15.00 day of show Presale tickets will be available at the event at will call only.

Get your tickets today! Call 651.249.2120

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