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Aug.- Dec. 2018 •Co-Rec Fall Soccer League •In Partnership with NEU •Saturday Mornings, Late Aug. - Mid Oct. •Register Now!

SPECIAL EVENTS

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YOUTH RECREATION PROGRAMS Pg. 6-14 MAPLEWOOD REC RUN 3K/5K

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KID CITY (3rd Annual Laugh-In) Pg. 13 ADULT RECREATION PROGRAMS Pg. 15 ADULT DAY TRIPS Pg. 16-17 NATURE CENTER PROGRAMS Pg. 18-21


GENERAL INFO

WINTER SKATING RINKS & WARMING HOUSES

CONTACT US PARKS & 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 ONLINE REGISTRATION: https://apm.activecommunities.com/maplewoodmn/Home

TABLE OF CONTENTS WARMING HOUSES/SKATING RINKS 2 PICNIC SHELTERS 3 SPECIAL EVENTS 3-5 MAPLEWOOD REC RUN 3K/5K 9 YOUTH RECREATION 6-14 KID CITY 13 ADULT RECREATION 15 ADULT DAY TRIPS 16-17 MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER 18-21 SUPPORT MAPLEWOOD PARKS & REC 22 COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS 23

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!

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!

Maplewood maintains ten skating rinks throughout the city, four of which have supervised warming houses. Warming houses will not be open when temperatures are -10° or the windchill reaches -20°. Warming houses 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 10 (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 (warming house) • 63 N Sterling Street Four Seasons (warming house) • 1685 Gervais Avenue Gethsemane (warming house) • 2401 E 7th Street Wakefield (warming house) • 1590 Frost Avenue Edgerton • 2001 Bradley Street Harvest • 2561 Barclay Street Kohlman • 1000 County Road C Maplecrest • 2101 Arcade Street Playcrest • 2390 Lydia Avenue Pleasantview • 1100 Marnie Street

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)

• $40.00/Court/Hour • $50.00/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? 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. *Rental requests must be made at least 10 days prior to the 1st of the month in which the rental will take place. (Example: a rental request for October must be made no later than September 20)*

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A hidden gem in south Maplewood! This park boasts a unique picnic shelter as well as a playground. This is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking to enjoy a picnic and some play time. Adjacent to Applewood Park is Applewood Preserve, where you’ll be greeted by rolling hills, a pasture dotted with gnarled apple trees, and grand vistas. In spring you may be lucky enough to catch the apples blooming in the pasture and the rue anemone blooming in the oak woods. Summer is abuzz with the scratch and hum of insects and baby ducks splashing on the pond. Fall is spectacular with the goldenrod, a brilliant companion for the deep reds of the sumac. Deer are plentiful and may beat you to the apple harvest.

MAPLEWOOD PICNIC SHELTERS

The City of Maplewood has picnic facilities at several of our parks. There is a fee, and some shelters require a $100.00 damage deposit to reserve the shelter. Picnic shelters not listed are a “first come, first served” shelter for regular usage by patrons. This does not apply to large organized events. Outside rentals of bounce houses, etc. require additional permits and the purchase of liability insurance. For a full list of reservable shelters, please visit www.maplewoodmn.gov/pr and select picnic shelters.

CANCELLATION POLICY

No cancellations due to inclement weather. All other cancellations must be received four weeks prior to rental.

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Organized tournaments and food sales are not allowed in our parks without prior approval and obtaining proper permits. PARK HOURS: 5:00AM - 10:00PM

5th ANNUAL MAPLEWOOD REC RUN 3K/5K AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER/YMCA UPPER PARKING LOT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 RACE DAY SCHEDULE: • Check-In Starts: 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.)

All Proceeds Benefit The Maplewood Parks & Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund

REGISTER BY

SEPT 19

TO GUARANTEE YOUR RACE SHIRT

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) FIRE TRUCK & POLICE CAR TOURS *children under 3 run free *one child runs free per paid adult KRAZY HAIR STATION • TEMPORARY TATTOOS GAMES AND KID’S ACTIVITIES Visit the Facebook Event Page! Kids encouraged to dress as their favorite super hero or cartoon character!

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SPECIAL EVENTS

MOVIE AT THE FARM TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 FREE

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AT BRUENTRUP FARM 2170 County Rd D East

GROUNDS OPEN: 5:30PM MOVIE: 6:30PM Coco PETTING ZOO: 5:30-7:30PM

Come out for a family night of games, concessions, activity stations and the petting zoo! Enjoy a picnic on the beautiful grounds. Movie will be held in the barn rain or shine. Limited seating. Food & drink available for purchase. Call 651.249.2121 for more information.

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JOIN US FOR OUR FINAL CELEBRATE SUMMER GET-TOGETHER AND 3RD ANNUAL KID CITY LAUGH-IN

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 6:00PM - 7:30PM EDGERTON PARK • GAMES • INFLATABLES • KID CITY LAUGH-IN (SEE PAGE 13) • 3M VISITING WIZARDS • NATURE CENTER ACTIVITIES • FREE HOT DOG, CHIPS, WATER • & MUCH MORE!!

ACCEPTING FOOD SHELF DONATIONS: PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING NON-PERISHABLE ITEMS

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PARENTS DROP OFF THE KIDS AND ENJOY A NIGHT OUT!

FRIDAYS • 6PM - 8PM

Nov 2 • Jan 25 • MAr 22 • May 17 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

Boo Bash

AT THE BRUENTRUP HERITAGE FARM 2170 COUNTY ROAD D EAST

Saturday • October 27 • 1:00PM - 3:00PM •Live Animals from the MN Raptor Center •Wagon Rides •Puppet Show •Sensory Scavenger Hunt •Concessions available for purchase Join us at the farm for a FREE family friendly event for all ages! We’ll have activities, crafts, and games. Costumes are encouraged but not required. This event will be held outdoors, please dress for the weather.

THESE EVENTS ARE DROP-IN PROGRAMS. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. CALL 651.249.2121 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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HOLIDAY FUN HOUR (AGES 4 -8)

SPECIAL EVENTS

AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER HALLOWEEN SESSION • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 6:15PM - 7:15PM THANKSGIVING SESSION • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 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*

SANTA’S WORKSHOP PARTY! (AGES 2-10 WITH ADULT)

AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 6:00PM - 7:30PM Join us for our annual holiday party! Santa will be stopping by so make sure to bring your wish list and your camera! Activities will include:

• Holiday Treats • Arts & Crafts • Games • Visit From Santa • Holiday Stories • And MORE! Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Adults are free, but in the interest of space, please limit adults to 2 per family. Cost is $5.00 per child, pre-registration is required. *Bring a nonperishable food shelf donation item or an unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots and receive a special prize*

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FALL SOCCER LEAGUE AT HAZELWOOD PARK REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO AUGUST 9TH Maplewood Parks and Recreation is working with North East United Soccer Club (NEU) to offer a Fall co-ed recreational soccer league. In this introductory league, teams will have one practice and one game per week making this a great option for a busy family. Participants will have the opportunity to work with our local NEU soccer club coaches. This partnership provides quality coaching to not only the kids but also the parent volunteer coaches for their teams. Call 651.249.2111 to register.

AGES (DATE OF BIRTH RANGE)

BOYS & GIRLS U9/10 (2008 to 2009) • BOYS & GIRLS U11/12 (2006 to 2007)

PRACTICES:

Begin Week of Aug 20

GAMES:

Saturdays Sept 8 - Oct 13 9am - 12pm

COST: $65 PARTNERSHIP BENEFITS TO PARTICIPANTS:

• Two coaching clinics available for parent volunteer coaches to attend led by NEU coaches • A weekly training session led by NEU coaches to work with teams or answer questions • Certified Referees for games • NEU has USSF and US National Youth Soccer licensed coaches

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FALL YOUTH TENNIS ($60.00/SESSION) LITTLE STARS (PARENT/CHILD AGES 4-6) • SATURDAYS, 9:00AM - 9:45AM SEPTEMBER 8 - OCTOBER 13 (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 8 - OCTOBER 13 (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 8 - OCTOBER 13 (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 4 - SEPTEMBER 20 (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 4 - SEPTEMBER 20 (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.

FALL SOCCER STARTER CLINIC (AGES 4-9)

AT HAZELWOOD PARK FIELD 1 MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 10 - OCTOBER 15 OR WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 12 - OCTOBER 17 *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

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HORSE CAMP (AGES 7-12)

AT WOODLOCK STABLES (HUGO, MN) AUGUST 14 - AUGUST 16, 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/YMCA at 9:00AM and return at approximately 12:30PM. Cost is $160.00. Space is limited. Register early!

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

AT PLAYCREST PARK THURSDAYS, SEPTEMBER 13 - OCTOBER 4 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. Ages 2-3 5:30PM - 6:30PM Ages 4-5 6:30PM - 7:30PM

YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC (AGES 4-12)

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM THURSDAYS, NOVEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 20 (NO CLASS NOV. 22 & DEC. 13) 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

FLOOR HOCKEY CLINIC (AGES 4-12)

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM THURSDAYS, JANUARY 3 - FEBRUARY 7 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. Ages 4-6 5:30PM - 6:30PM Ages 7-9 6:30PM - 7:30PM Ages 10-12 7:30PM - 8:30PM

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, 5:30PM - 6:00PM Beginner (Ages 7+) MONDAYS, 6:00PM - 6:45PM Advanced Beginner (Gold Belt and Higher) MONDAYS, 6:45PM - 7:45PM

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YOUTH BASKETBALL CLINIC (AGES 4-12)

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM THURSDAYS, AUGUST 16 - SEPTEMBER 20 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 Ages 7-9 Ages 10-12

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

INTRO TO BASKETBALL (GRADES K-2)

AT EDGERTON COMMUNITY GYM SATURDAYS, OCTOBER 6 - NOVEMBER 17 (NO CLASS NOVEMBER 10) 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 27. Grade K Grade 1 Grade 2

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

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

AT VARIOUS SCHOOL LOCATIONS IN VARIOUS COMMUNITIES SATURDAYS, DECEMBER 1 - MARCH 2 This recreational program is for girls and boys grades 3-8 (as of the 2018-2019 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 separate 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 division will play their games with 9-foot baskets to provide a positive and rewarding experience for the participants while the 5th-8th grade division 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 19. 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 6 - MARCH 3, 11:00AM - 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 refereed games. Registration is taken as a full team so grab some friends and sign up your team. 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 deadline is December 13. *Registration is taken on a team basis* Girls Leagues: 9th-10th, 11th-12th Boys Leagues: 9th-10th, 11th-12th

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YOUTH VOLLEYBALL CLINIC (AGES 6-14)

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM TUESDAYS, NOVEMBER 13 - DECEMBER 18 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 are 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

AFTER SCHOOL SPORTS CLUB

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM TUESDAYS OR THURSDAYS (depending on session), 3:45PM - 5:00PM After School Sports Club is an AWESOME, AFFORDABLE way for your child to stay active, healthy, and socialize with classmates after school. Each day after school participants will meet in the gym with their instructor and learn a NEW sport. There will be drills, games and most importantly FUN! Cost is $40.00 per session. BASKETBALL SESSION: TUESDAYS, SEPT. 25 - OCT. 30 SOCCER SESSION: THURSDAYS, SEPT. 27 - NOV. 15 (NO CLASS OCT. 11 & 25) FLOOR HOCKEY SESSION: TUESDAYS, NOV. 13 - DEC. 18

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YOUTH RECREATION

TUMBLING AND GYMNASTICS CLASSES

AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER COST FOR ALL CLASSES IS $50.00/PER 6 WEEK SESSION 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 (PARENT/CHILD) TOTS 1 - INTRO

This class is for children ages 9 months - 2 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. Parent participation required.

TOTS 2 - BEGINNER

This class is for children ages 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. Moderate parent participation required.

TOTS 3 - ADVANCED

TUMBLING & GYMNASTICS CLASS SCHEDULE S1: MONDAYS, SEPT 10 - OCT 15 S2: MONDAYS, NOV 5 - DEC 10 5:30PM - 6:15PM 6:15PM - 7:00PM 7:00PM - 7:45PM

Tots 1 Tots 2 Tots 3

This class is for children ages 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. Light parent participation required.

S1: THURSDAYS, AUG 9- SEPT 13 S2: THURSDAYS, OCT 4 - NOV 8

GYMNASTICS CLASS OPTIONS

S1: SATURDAYS, AUG 18 - SEPT 29 (NO CLASS SEPT 1) S2: SATURDAYS, OCT 27 - DEC 8 (NO CLASS NOV 24)

GYMNASTICS 1 - INTRO

This class is for children ages 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 - BEGINNER

This class is for children ages 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 - ADVANCED

This class is for children ages 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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5:30PM - 6:15PM 6:15PM - 7:00PM 7:00PM - 8:00PM

9:30AM - 10:15AM 10:15AM - 11:00AM 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:45PM

Gymnastics 1 Gymnastics 2 Gymnastics 3

Tots 1 Tots 2 Tots 3 Gymnastics 1

PRESCHOOL GYMBOREE (AGES 1-5)

AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER THURSDAYS, OCTOBER 25 - MARCH 21 (NO GYMBOREE NOVEMBER 22 & DECEMBER 27) 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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YOUTH RECREATION

FALL DANCE CLASSES WITH MAYER ARTS AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER Open House: Monday, August 27, 5:00PM - 7:00PM. Stop by to meet your teacher and order shoes! Come explore The Land of Sweets. Each class will perform dances inspired by a magical world filled with toys and candy! Sign up by August 27 and receive a FREE tutu or king crown at the open house!

Winter Dance Recital Theme: The Nutcracker Suite Shows: Sunday, December 16, 2:00PM & 3:30PM Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, December 13, 5:00PM-6:30PM

PRE-BALLET AND TAP (AGES 3-5) SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 15 - DECEMBER 8 9:30AM - 10:15AM OR 10:15AM - 11:00AM (NO CLASS NOVEMBER 24)

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 $142

WISH UPON A BALLET (AGES 3-5) SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 15 - DECEMBER 8, 11:00AM - 11:45AM (NO CLASS NOVEMBER 24) MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 17 - DECEMBER 10, 5:15PM - 6:00PM (NO CLASS NOVEMBER 19)

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 $142

BALLET AND TAP (AGES 6-9) SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 15 - DECEMBER 8, 11:45AM - 12:45PM (NO CLASS NOVEMBER 24)

We can’t stop the beat! Young dancers will float and leap in ballet and then 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 $152

HIP HOP AND TAP (AGES 5-8) MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 17 - DECEMBER 10, 6:00PM - 7:00PM (NO CLASS NOVEMBER 19)

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 $152

BALLET AND TAP (AGES 9-13) MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 17 - DECEMBER 10, 7:00PM - 8:00PM (NO CLASS NOVEMBER 19)

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 $152 *Registration fee does not include the costume fee for recital. For the recital, girls will need to provide their own white leotard (any style) and flesh colored tights. Boys will need black pants.

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FALL/WINTER VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES AT EDGERTON COMMUNITY GYM & MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER WOMEN’S: WEDNESDAY EVENINGS CO - REC: FRIDAY EVENINGS Maplewood Parks & Recreation women’s 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 2018(fall) and early January 2019(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 29(fall)/ December 11(winter) or when leagues fill. Fall League Fees: $315.00 - Teams with two or less non-residents $335.00 - Teams with three or more non-residents Fall Registration Dates: August 6 - Returning Teams (two or less non-residents) August 8 - Returning Teams (three or more non-residents) August 15 - First day for new teams to register Winter League Fees: $330.00 - Teams with two or less non-residents $350.00 - Teams with three or more non-residents Winter Registration Dates: November 5 - Returning Teams (two or less non-residents) November 7 - Returning Teams (three or more non-residents) November 14 - First day for new teams to register

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES (AGES 18+)

AT EDGERTON COMMUNITY GYM & MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER MONDAYS, NOVEMBER 12 - MID-MARCH Registration opens October 1 for returning teams and October 3 for new teams. Cost is $405.00 for resident teams (two or less non-residents) and $425.00 for non-resident teams (three or more non-residents).

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 andflexibility, 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. Session 1: $68 (9 weeks) October 17 - December 12 Session 2: $75 (10 weeks) January 2 - March 6

ADULT FALL SOFTBALL (18+)

Maplewood offers fall softball leagues for men’s, women’s and co-rec teams. All leagues play a 10 game double header schedule at Goodrich Park. Leagues start the week of August 26 (or later depending on completion of summer games. Cost is $410/team. Visit www. maplewoodmn.gov/pr or call 651-249-2204 for more information.

BEAN BAG TOSS LEAGUE

(Fall Mini League-Double Headers)

AT FOUR SEASONS PARK HOCKEY RINK AREA, 1685 Gervais TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 25 - OCTOBER 16 GAMES 6:30PM - 8:30PM The City of Maplewood offers 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 for 4 weeks teams will play 2 matches consisting of 3 games each. League champions will receive champion T-shirts. Cost is $60 per team.

ADULT CO-REC KICKBALL LEAGUE (AGES 18+)

AT GOODRICH PARK TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 11 - OCTOBER 9, 6:00PM - 9:00PM PLAYOFFS: OCTOBER 16 The City of Maplewood is offering a new Adult Co-Rec Kickball League. Are you looking for a fun way to stay active and have fun with friends this fall? Join teams from Maplewood, Roseville and Woodbury and have a blast playing everyone’s favorite gym class activity. Teams must consist of a minimum of 4 women playing in the field. League will play double headers each week at Goodrich Park. Awards are given for regular season champions, playoff champions and playoff runner up. Cost is $300 per team. *Games may be played in Woodbury or Roseville if league size requires*

adult kickball league

tuesday evening double headers

september 11 - october 9

all games will be played at goodrich park co-rec (minimum of 4 women per team) games start between 6pm - 9pm Playoffs take place on October 16. Awards are given to the Regular Season Champ, Playoff Champ, and Playoff Runner-up. All games will be officiated.

COST: $300.00/team

For more information, visit our website at: www.maplewoodmn.gov/1856/Adult-Kickball-League

How I register? WELLNESS, ARTS, &doFUN FOR EVERYONE! By Phone: 651.249.2111

In Person: Maplewood Parks & Rec, 1902 County Road B East

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ADULT RECREATION

(AGES 18+)


ADULT DAY TRIPS

ADULT DAY TRIPS

*REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 9* 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 daytrips 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 cancellation fee will be charged for refunds after the trip deadline. *Registration deadline is two weeks prior to the trip* *SPACE IS LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS* BEEHIVE

AT OLD LOG THEATRE - Excelsior, MN WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29

LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 11:00AM AND RETURN BETWEEN 4:30PM - 5:00PM

The story is told from the perspective of six women who came of age in this complex decade, looking back on a host of issues ranging from their first Beehive Dance to the challenges we faced as a nation, all accomplished by a vast array of the most celebrated and memorable songs of the era, songs like: “It’s My Party”, “My Boyfriend’s Back”, “Be My Baby”, “Son of a Preacher Man”, “Proud Mary”, and more... 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).

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MAPLEWOOD PARKS & RECREATION • AUGUST - DECEMBER 2018


DRINKING HABITS 2

TRIPS LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 11:15AM AND RETURN AROUND 4:30PM

This two act comedy play is a brand new sequel to Drinking Habits. The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing miss the excitement of the old days when they were saving convents and reuniting long lost families, so when they learn that the orphanage where Paul and Kate grew up is in peril, they can’t wait to come to the rescue. The sisters plot to make their award winning wine, hiding it from the ever watchful eye of Mother Superior. The merry mix-ups multiply in this warm and winsome sequel to Drinking Habits. 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 for sides.

ADULT DAY TRIPS

AT DAYTRIPPERS DINNER THEATER - Bloomington, MN WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31

Cost is $60.00 (includes transportation, buffet lunch, tax, gratuity, and theater ticket).

TAYLORS FALLS SCENIC BOAT TOURS: LEAF LUNCH CRUISE ON THE ST. CROIX RIVER THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4

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.

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, a 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 $65.00 (includes transportation, lunch, tax, gratuity, and boat ticket).

LEND ME A TENOR

AT OLD LOG THEATRE - Excelsior, MN WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

TRIPS LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 11:00AM AND RETURN BETWEEN 4:30PM - 5:00PM

Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is set to welcome world famous Tito Morelli, the greatest tenor of his era, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late, and following a series of hilarious mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. Saunders convinces his assistant Max to put on Morelli’s costume and fool the audience into believing they are seeing the star. Max succeeds, but Morelli comes to and puts on his other costume ready to perform. Hilarity ensues! “Non-stop laughter.” “Uproarious! Hysterical!” “A rib-tickling comedy.” “The most inventive, original farce in a long time” 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).

WELLNESS, ARTS, & FUN FOR EVERYONE!

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MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER YOUTH AND ADULT PROGRAMS

NATURE CENTER

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 to 4:30pm. The Nature Play Yard adjoins the Visitor Center. Trails wind through oak woods and marsh and are available to explore 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 651-249-2170.

TO REGISTER FOR A NATURE CENTER PROGRAM:

Register by credit card in person, by phone or online at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnlineGo button. You may also send or drop off a check or cash to Maplewood Nature Center, 2659 7th St. E, Maplewood, MN 55119, by the date indicated. Program sizes are limited, register early. For more information please call 651-249-2170 or e-mail info@maplewoodnaturecenter.com.

A TRIP THROUGH TIME-CELEBRATE GLADSTONE SAVANNA (ALL AGES)

AT GLADSTONE SAVANNA, SW CORNER OF FROST & ENGLISH THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 6:00PM - 7:30PM What do a bumblebee and the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad have in common? Gladstone Savanna! Once the site of railroad repair shops, the savanna is now one of Maplewood’s most unique preserves. Your passport to the past is here. Join us for a fun-filled summer evening where history and nature converge. Hike the trails and let the story of the savanna unfold before you. Fun for families and all: • Ribbon cutting and treats! • Scavenger hunt along the paved trail loop! • Channel your inner historian! • Try your hand at sweep netting for insects in the prairie! • And More! FREE! Street parking on Frost Avenue, west of English Street or in the parking lot at Flicek Park. Hosted by the City of Maplewood and Maplewood Area Historical Society

DAZZLING DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES!

(CHILDREN AGES 3-8, WITH ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 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! Register online by Friday, August 3 or call 651-249-2170.

PHENOLOGY WALK

(ADULTS AND CHILDREN 10+, WITH ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 9:00AM - 10:30AM Help the Nature Center study and record wildlife observations during the current season. Option to bring your own camera, smartphone or tablet and download the iNaturalist app ahead of time. If rainy, program will be cancelled. FREE! Register online by Thursday, August 9 or call 651-249-2170.

SUPER SPIDERS (AGES 4-10 WITH ADULT, 11+)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Spiders are nature’s bug zappers! Meet live spiders and learn about webs and spider silk. Put together a spider identification book to take home. Hike to look for orb, funnel, jumping and crab spiders. Wear shoes suitable for hiking. Fee: $5 per child. Register online by Thursday, August 9 or call 651-249-2170.

MAGNIFICENT MONARCHS (ALL AGES)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 1:00PM - 2:30PM Love Monarchs, and want to work to try to protect them? Find out why and how monarchs are tagged. Learn about their magnificent migration. See monarchs in their life cycle stages. Make a monarch seed bomb for native seed packets to sow that will help these beautiful butterflies survive. Prepay $5/ person. Register online by Thursday, August 16 or call 651-249-2170.

S’MORE FUN IN THE SUN

(CHILDREN AGES 8+, WITH ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 1:00PM - 3:00PM Build solar ovens to cook tasty treats, power fans with real solar cells, meet an animal that uses the sun to power its movement, go on a hike around the pond, and finish up with fun activities in the nature play yard! We’ll learn a lot about how nature and people use the sun to survive. Fee: $4 per person. Register online by Thursday, August 23 or call 651-249-2170.

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(ADULTS) SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 10:00AM - 12:00PM 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 to earn a Buckthorn Blaster to take home! Participants must wear personal protection equipment: long pants, long sleeved shirt, shoes plus long socks; and chemical resistant gloves (only butyl rubber, nitrile rubber, neoprene rubber or viton. No cloth, leather or household latex). We will supply eye protection. FREE! Registration required. Register online by Wednesday, September 5 or call 651-249-2170.

SNEAKY SQUIRREL MYSTERY

(CHILDREN AGES 8+, WITH ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1:00PM - 2:30PM Stella the Squirrel has done it again! She’s rummaged through your belongings and now your precious magnifying glass is missing. Where can it be? Track down clues using a GPS unit to piece together where she’s hidden it. Closed-toe shoes and long pants recommended. Prepay online $5/person by Wednesday, September 12 or call 651-249-2170.

HOME FOR A BUNNY: NATURE FAMILY FUN WITH ECFE (FOR CHILDREN BIRTH-5, BEFORE KINDERGARTEN) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Make nature discoveries and meet new friends! This class is offered at the Maplewood Nature Center in collaboration with Early Childhood and Family Education (ECFE) staff. Parents stay with their children during the entire class. Pre-registration is required. Prepay $5 per child per class. To register contact ECFE: 651-702-8411 or register online at www.isd622.org/ecfe.

EMERALD ASH BORER (EAB)-ASK THE FORESTER (ADULTS)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 6:30PM - 8:00PM EAB is spreading in Maplewood. Join us for an EAB open house. Stations will be set up to help you identify ash trees, learn the signs and symptoms of EAB, and figure out what to do. Our City Forester will be on hand to answer your EAB questions. FREE! Register online or call 651-249-2170.

FALL NATIVE SHRUB AND TREE HIKE

(ADULTS) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1:00PM - 2:30PM Explore the nature center yard and hike the trails. Meet native trees and shrubs that provide food and shelter for wildlife along with fall color and winter interest. Learn which common nursery shrubs are invasive and should be avoided. Drop off your 2018 Maplewood Tree Rebate if you haven’t already done so (due October 15th). Dress for the weather and wear shoes suitable for hiking! FREE! Register online by Friday, October 5 or call 651-249-2170.

WINGS, PAWS & CLAWS: NATURE FAMILY FUN WITH ECFE (FOR CHILDREN BIRTH-5, BEFORE CRAFTY BEES AND BUTTERFLIES

(ADULTS AND CHILDREN AGES 10+, WITH ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 4:00PM - 5:30PM Search colorful asters and goldenrod flowers for our helpful pollinators. After meeting a few, we’ll go inside to create some through the craft of needle felting. We’ll use cookie cutters, wool roving and needles to make a bumble bee, green sweat bee, monarch or swallowtail butterfly. Snack provided! Prepay online $5/person by Sunday, September 16 or call 651-249-2170.

KINDERGARTEN) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Make nature discoveries, and meet new friends! This class is offered at the Maplewood Nature Center in collaboration with Early Childhood and Family Education (ECFE) staff. Parents stay with their children during the entire class. Pre-registration is required. Prepay $5 per child per class. To register contact ECFE: 651-702-8411 or register online at www.isd622.org/ecfe.

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NATURE CENTER

BUCKTHORN REMOVAL DEMONSTRATION AND REMOVAL AT APPLEWOOD PRESERVE


NATURE CENTER

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST-ADULTS VS KIDS

(CHILDREN AGES 9-13 WITH ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1:00PM - 3:00PM Who has the better skills to survive in the wilderness? Adults or kids? Adults and kids go head to head in teams to build a shelter, make a fire, and identify plants. Light snack provided. Closed-toe shoes and long pants recommended. Registration required. Prepay $5/person by Wednesday, October 17.

WALK WHEN THE MOON IS FULL (AGES 7+ WITH ADULT, SMALL SCOUT TROOPS WELCOME!)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 6:30PM - 8:00 PM Hike by the light of the moon, learn some fun facts about the moon, and c’mon outside as we enjoy the moonshadows of the trees and breathe the brisk air! Back at the nature center enjoy a cup of hot cider as we listen to stories from Ojibwe, Dakota and other cultures! Dress for the weather, and bring a mug! Fee: $4/person. Register online by Sunday, October 21 or call 651-249-2170.

CHICKADEE CLUB:WINTER BACKYARD BIRDS, NATURE FAMILY FUN WITH ECFE

(FOR CHILDREN BIRTH-5, BEFORE KINDERGARTEN) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Make nature discoveries, and meet new friends! This class is offered at the Maplewood Nature Center in collaboration with Early Childhood and Family Education (ECFE) staff. Parents stay with their children during the entire class. Pre-registration is required. Prepay $5 per child per class. To register contact ECFE: 651-702-8411 or register online at www.isd622.org/ecfe.

WONDERFALL PUPPET SHOW (ALL AGES)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 10:30AM - 11:45AM 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. Prepay $4 per child. Register online by Tuesday, November 13 or call 651-249-2170.

WINTER WISDOM

(AGES 14 AND UP & CHILDREN AGES 6-13 WITH ADULT )

BRUENTRUP BOO BASH

(FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT FOR ALL AGES)

AT BRUENTRUP FARM, 2170 COUNTY ROAD D EAST SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1:00PM - 3:00 PM •Live Animals from the MN Raptor Center •Puppet Show •Wagon Rides •Sensory Scavenger Hunt •Concessions available for purchase Join us at the farm for a FREE family friendly event for all ages! We’ll have activities, crafts, and games. Costumes are encouraged but not required. This event will be held outside, please dress for the weather.

SNAKES ALIVE! (ALL AGES)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 10:00AM - 11:30AM AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER Meet a live western hognose snake, boa constrictor, egg-eating snake, and lots of other visiting snakes from ‘Snake Discovery’! You’ll get to see them up close, touch, hold, and watch them eat! Snakes play an important role in the ecosystem; discover how to help them, so they can help us. Fee: $5/person. Register online by Thursday, November 1 or call 651-249-2170.

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AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1:00PM - 3:00PM New to Minnesota or want 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, make a winter emergency kit for your car and a solar bead zipper pull for your jacket. We’ll try snowshoeing if we have snow, then warm up with hot apple cider. Enter our drawing for a winter-wise prize! FREE! Register online by Thursday, November 29 or call 651-249-2170.

DECEMBER BRRRD-COUNT (AGES 14+)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 9:30AM - 11:00AM Drop in to watch and record winter birds on our trails or at our feeders. Enter your sightings into eBird or hand-write a list for the naturalist. Double the fun by renting a pair of snowshoes for $5/pair (if 6” of snow on ground)! FREE! Drop-in program.

HOLIDAY POLLINATOR FELTING CRAFT (ADULTS, AGES 10+ WITH ADULT)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 3:00PM - 4:30PM Learn about 3 native bees, then use cookie cutters and wool to make a simple bee or butterfly. Great for homeschoolers! Fee: Prepay $5/person by Friday, December 14.

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NATURE HANGOUT AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1:00PM - 3:30PM Drop off program for youth only! Parents can get some holiday preparation work done while we go outdoors all together for a treasure hunt with the Naturalist, then back inside to meet live animals and make a craft too! Dress for the weather. Shoeshoeing will be available if there is enough snow. Fee: $25/ child. Register online by Thursday, December 20 or call 651-249-2170.

NATURE CENTER

(AGES 7-11)

AUGUST 2 - Celebrate Gladstone Savanna 4 - Dazzling Dragonflies and Damselflies 10 - Phenology Walk 11 - Super Spiders 18 - Magnificent Monarchs 25 - S’more Fun in the Sun

SEPTEMBER S’MORE NATURE FUN (ALL AGES)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1:30PM - 3:00 PM It is FUN to be outside in the wintertime! Take a hike or snowshoe down to the pond for a fun exploration, then make S’mores. Fee: $5/person. Register online by Thursday, December 28 or call 651-249-2170.

WINTER-SPRING 2019 NATURE FAMILY FUN WITH ECFE

(FOR CHILDREN BIRTH-5, BEFORE KINDERGARTEN) Time: 10:00AM - 11:30AM Fee: $5 per child per class. Make nature discoveries and meet new friends! This class is offered at the Maplewood Nature Center in collaboration with Early Childhood and Family Education (ECFE) staff. Parents stay with their child(ren) during the entire class. Pre-registration is required. 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 2/23/19

Owl Hoot-Along

3/23/19

Maple Sap into Syrup

4/20/19

Just Ducky!

8 - Buckthorn Removal Demonstration and Removal at Applewood Preserve 15 - Sneaky Squirrel Mystery 18 - Crafty Bees and Butterflies 22 - Home for a Bunny:Nature Family Fun With ECFE

OCTOBER 2 - Emerald Ash Borer(EAB) - Ask the Forester 6 - Fall Native Shrub and Tree Hike 13 - Wings, Paws & Claws, Nature Family Fun With ECFE 20 - Adults VS Kids - Survival of the Fittest 23 - Walk When the Moon is Full 27 - Bruentrup Boo Bash

NOVEMBER 3 - Snakes Alive! 10 - Chickadee Club: Winter Backyard Birds, Nature Family Fun With ECFE 15 - Wonderfall Puppet Show

DECEMBER 1 - Winter Wisdom 15 - December BRRRD-Count 18 - Holiday Pollinator Felting Craft 22 - Nature Hangout 29 - S’more Nature Fun

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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.

JOHNSON COMO NORTH ST. PAUL HOCKEY ASSOCIATION (JCNSP)

The mission of the Johnson Como North St. Paul Hockey Association (JCNSP) is to empower all players with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for success through the principles of fair play and good sportsmanship in the game of hockey. This program’s goal is to form a competitive hockey association that will host traveling hockey teams. To accomplish this mission, the coaches will emphasize individual player skills and team skills, in an environment in which youth players can learn the basic skills and rules of ice hockey, master these skills and have fun while developing a lifelong interest in hockey. For more information visit www.jcnsphockey.org or contact jcnspmites@gmail.com

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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Boo Bash

AT THE BRUENTRUP HERITAGE FARM 2170 COUNTY ROAD D EAST

Saturday • October 27 • 1:00PM - 3:00PM •Live Animals from the MN Raptor Center •Wagon Rides •Puppet Show •Sensory Scavenger Hunt •Concessions available for purchase Join us at the farm for a FREE family friendly event for all ages! We’ll have activities, crafts, and games. Costumes are encouraged but not required. This event will be held outdoors, please dress for the weather.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Maplewood Parks & Recreation is always looking for dedicated, reliable and energetic staff for a variety of openings. Visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/maplewoodmn for the most up-to-date listings.

Recreation Guide  

Maplewood Recreation Guide - August - December 2018

Recreation Guide  

Maplewood Recreation Guide - August - December 2018