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•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. 6-12 MAPLEWOOD REC RUN 3K/5K

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NEW STEM AND ART CLASSES

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ADULT RECREATION PROGRAMS Pg. 14-15 ADULT DAY TRIPS Pg. 16-17 NATURE CENTER PROGRAMS Pg. 18-21

Aug.- Dec. 2019


SPECIAL EVENTS

MOVIE AT THE FARM TUESDAY, AUGUST 13 FREE

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P E T T IN G Z O O! M 5:30-7:30P

CELEBRATE

AT BRUENTRUP FARM 2170 County Rd D East

GROUNDS OPEN: 5:30PM MOVIE: 6:30PM How to Train Your Dragon the Hidden World 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.

August 21, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm • Edgerton Park • 1929 Edgerton St.

FREE FAMILY EVENT! JOIN US FOR

Our Final Summer Get-together!

JUM C A S T LP & YA R E GAME D S

• Games • Inflatables • 3M Visiting Wizards • Nature Center Activities • FREE Hot Dogs, Chips, Water • & Much More!!

Accepting School Supply Donations: Please Consider Donating Back-To-School Items

S SION CES L E N O C ILAB AVA

Jam the GYM KIDS IN GRADES K-5

PARENTS DROP OFF THE KIDS AND ENJOY A NIGHT OUT!

FRIDAYS • 6PM - 8PM

NOV 1 • JAN 31 • Feb 28 • MAr 20 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 26 • 1:00PM - 3:00PM Spooktacular Petting Zoo Storyteller • Wagon Rides • Crafts Scavenger Hunt • Prizes 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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WINTER SKATING RINKS & WARMING HOUSES

CONTACT US PARKS & RECREATION

PROGRAMS/ATHLETICS 1902 COUNTY ROAD B EAST 651-249-2111 NATURE CENTER 651-249-2170 Shelter Hours 2659 EAST 7TH STREET

PICNIC SHELTERS 651-249-2120 WAKEFIELD PARK COMMUNITY BUILDING

651-249-2120

EMAIL: recreationonline@maplewoodmn.gov ONLINE REGISTRATION: https://apm.activecommunities.com/maplewoodmn/Home

TABLE OF CONTENTS WARMING HOUSES/SKATING RINKS PICNIC SHELTERS SPECIAL EVENTS MAPLEWOOD REC RUN 3K/5K YOUTH RECREATION STEM & ART CLASSES **NEW** ADULT RECREATION ADULT DAY TRIPS MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SUPPORT MAPLEWOOD PARKS & REC COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

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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 offers recycling in our parks. Look for the blue bins and do your part in helping keep our parks clean!

Monday - Friday, 5:30PM - 8:30PM Saturday and Sunday, 1:00PM - 4:00PM 1:00PM - 7:00PM (Wakefield Only) 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 • $60.00/Full Court/Hour Full Gym (8+ Hours) • Call for pricing

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 Sept. must be made no later than Aug. 21)*

GENERAL INFO

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: 651249-2190. Warming houses are scheduled to be open December 26 - February 16 (weather permitting). Warming houses will be closed December 31 and January 1.

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GENERAL INFO

SPOTLIGHT A PARK: WAKEFIELD-cover photo

Maplewood is transforming Wakefield Park into one of the City’s signature recreational spaces, with a new community building, additional picnic shelter, and other site improvements. The playground at Wakefield Park is being replaced during the summer of 2019. During the removal and construction phase (that began at the end of June), the playground will be unavailable for use. We estimate that the playground replacement will be completed on or before August 31st. Thanks for your patience while we make this park an even better place to gather and play! Click below for information about reserving the community building: https://maplewoodmn.gov/1921/Wakefield-Park-Community-Building

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. No outside use of bounce houses/ inflatables is allowed in any of our parks. 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.

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 28 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 18

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! 4

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SPECIAL EVENTS

HOLIDAY FUN HOUR (AGES 4 -8)

AT WAKEFIELD PARK COMMUNITY BUILDING-1860 HAZELWOOD STREET HALLOWEEN SESSION • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 6:15PM - 7:15PM THANKSGIVING SESSION • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 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 13, 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 12TH 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 (2009 to 2010) • BOYS & GIRLS U11/12 (2007 to 2008)

PRACTICES:

Begin Week of Aug 19

GAMES:

Saturdays Sept 7 - Oct 12 9am - 12pm

COST: $65 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 • Certified Referees for games • NEU has USSF and US National Youth Soccer licensed coaches

AN ADULT VOLUNTEER COACH IS NEEDED FOR EACH TEAM


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FALL YOUTH TENNIS ($60.00/SESSION)

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS PARK, 2078 BEAM AVENUE LITTLE STARS (PARENT/CHILD AGES 4-6) • SATURDAYS, 9:00AM - 9:45AM SEPTEMBER 7 - OCTOBER 19 (NO CLASS OCTOBER 12) 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 7 - OCTOBER 19 (NO CLASS OCTOBER 12) 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 TENNIS (AGES 10 AND UP) • SATURDAYS, 10:30AM - 11:30AM SEPTEMBER 7 - OCTOBER 19 (NO CLASS OCTOBER 12) 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)

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS PARK, 2078 BEAM AVENUE

BEGINNERS • TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 6:00PM - 7:00PM SEPTEMBER 3 - SEPTEMBER 19 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 3 - SEPTEMBER 19 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 MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 9 - OCTOBER 14 OR WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 11 - OCTOBER 16

*You will have the option to choose either Monday or Wednesday when you register* 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. 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 23. AGE 4 AGES 5-6 AGES 7-9

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

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YOUTH RECREATION

PRESCHOOL GYMBOREE (AGES 1-5)

AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER THURSDAYS, OCTOBER 31 - APRIL 2 (NO GYMBOREE NOVEMBER 28 & DECEMBER 26) 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*

LIL’ SLUGGERS PRESCHOOL BASEBALL/SOFTBALL CLINIC (AGES 2-7)

AT GETHSEMANE PARK THURSDAYS, AUGUST 15 - SEPTEMBER 19 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 $65.00. AGES 2-3 5:30PM - 6:15PM AGES 4-5 6:15PM - 7:15PM AGES 6-7 7:15PM - 8:15PM

FLOOR HOCKEY CLINIC (AGES 4-12)

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM THURSDAYS, SEPTEMBER 12 - OCTOBER 17 Come learn the basics of floor hockey. This clinic is a great way to fine tune your floor hockey skills. 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 5:15PM - 6:30PM AGES 7-9 6:30PM - 7:45PM AGES 10-12 7:45PM - 9:00PM

YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC (AGES 4-12)

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM THURSDAYS, NOVEMBER 7 - DECEMBER 19 (NO CLASS NOV. 28 & DEC. 12) 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

SOCCER CLINIC (AGES 4-12)

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM THURSDAYS, JANUARY 9 - FEBRUARY 20 (NO CLASS JAN. 30) Fine tune your soccer skills in this fun and exciting clinic. This co-rec youth soccer clinic is designed for beginner players and will teach the basic skills of soccer with drills, group games, and scrimmaging. 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

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Benefiting Maplewood Parks & Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund

Maplewood Rec Run 3K/5K

At the Maplewood Community Center/YMCA Upper Lot Come run the Gateway Trail!

Saturday, September 28

Register by

Sept. 18 to guarantee a shirt and child’s award!

9:00AM-9:45AM: Check-In & Pre-Race Activities Fire Truck & Police Car Tours Temporary Tattoos • Krazy Hair Games and Kid Activities

9:45AM-10:00AM: Pre-Race Stretch 10:00AM: Race Starts 11:00AM: Race Awards (approx)

Race Fee: $30.00

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

One Adult & One Child (under 16 yrs.)

Family: $75.00 (max of 4 children)

                     

 

*Children under 3 run free

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


YOUTH RECREATION

INTRO TO BASKETBALL (GRADES K-2)

AT EDGERTON COMMUNITY GYM SATURDAYS, OCTOBER 5 - NOVEMBER 16 (NO CLASS NOVEMBER 9) 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 26. 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 7 - FEBRUARY 29 This recreational program is for girls and boys grades 3-8 (as of the 2019-2020 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. 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 18. Adult Volunteer Coach Needed for Each Team. Coaches receive a 50% refund of their

child’s registration fee upon successful completion of the season. Girls Leagues: 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, 7th/8th Boys Leagues: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th/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 5 - MARCH 1, 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 during 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 12. *Registration is taken on a team basis* Girls Leagues: 9th-10th, 11th-12th Boys Leagues: 9th-10th, 11th-12th DIVISIONS: Register your team in one of two divisions based on team skill/experience Upper - Teams/players with lengthy basketball experience and/or previous team experience Lower - Teams/players with limited basketball experience looking for recreational games

KARATE (AGES 4-ADULT)

AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER/YMCA 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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Volleyball League Grades 3-6

This is a recreational league with emphasis on good sportsmanship & fun! Games are played morning/early afternoon. Teams practice one night per week. No games October 19 *End of season tournament November 9*

SATURDAYS • SEPT 21 - NOV 9 JOIN TEAMS FROM MAPLEWOOD • MAHTOMEDI • LITTLE CANADA OAKDALE • STILLWATER • WHITE BEAR LAKE COST: $68.00 • REG DEADLINE: SEPT 6 YOUTH VOLLEYBALL CLINIC (AGES 6-14)

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM TUESDAYS, NOVEMBER 12 - DECEMBER 17 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 - THURSDAYS, 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 the basics of different sports. Throughout the session they will learn basics of basketball, football, floor hockey, soccer and other sports by participating in drills and games while having fun. Cost is $90.00 per session. OCTOBER SESSION: Tuesdays - Thursdays, October 8 - October 31 (No class October 10) NOVEMBER SESSION: Tuesdays - Thursdays, November 5 - November 21 DECEMBER SESSION: Tuesdays - Thursdays, December 3 - December 19 (No class December 11 & 12)

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YOUTH RECREATION

FALL DANCE CLASSES WITH MAYER ARTS AT WAKEFIELD PARK COMMUNITY BUILDING-1860 HAZELWOOD STREET

Open House: Monday, August 26, 5:00PM - 7:00PM. Stop by to meet your teacher and order shoes! This is The Greatest Show! Each class will perform dances inspired by the circus! Sign up by August 26 and receive a FREE tutu or king crown at the open house!

Winter Dance Recital Theme: The Greatest Show Shows: Saturday, December 21, 2:00PM & 3:30PM Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, December 19, 5:30PM-7:30PM

WISH UPON A BALLET (AGES 3-5)

MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 16, 5:15PM - 6:00PM (NO CLASS NOV. 25) 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! Ballet shoes are required. Girls should wear a leotard and tights. Boys should wear comfortable clothes they can move around in. Cost is $142

HIP HOP AND TAP (AGES 5-8)

MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 16, 6:00PM - 7:00PM (NO CLASS NOV. 25) 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 9-14)

MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 16, 7:00PM - 8:00PM (NO CLASS NOV. 25) 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

**NEW** DANCE WITH ME (AGES 18 MONTHS-4 YEARS)

TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 24 - DECEMBER 17, 5:15PM - 5:45PM (NO CLASS NOV. 26) Does your child love to dance and jump around? This class will encourage your little mover to dance and sing along with you. Using musical instruments, parachutes and scarves we will create a movement experience while we jump and spin. An introduction to the movements and vocabulary of jazz and ballet are taught in a fun and creative manner. Children will learn an appreciation for dance and music while developing strength and flexibility. Ballet shoes are recommended but not required. An adult is required to be with each child for this class. **In lieu of a recital performance, there will be a special class the last day** Cost is $142

PRE-BALLET AND TAP (AGES 3-5)

TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 24 - DECEMBER 17, 5:45PM - 6:30PM (NO CLASS NOV. 26) 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

BALLET AND TAP (AGES 6-9)

TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 24 - DECEMBER 17, 6:30PM - 7:30PM (NO CLASS NOV. 26) 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 (AGES 7-12)

TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 24 - DECEMBER 17, 7:30PM - 8:15PM (NO CLASS NOV. 26) Get into the Groove! Our Dance Classes will be sure to keep students active. Learn upbeat styles such as jazz and hip hop and move to your favorite songs. The students will also learn warm-ups such as stretching, isolations and across the floor exercises! Come learn to leap, turn and shine. This class is not only fun but will improve posture, strength and flexibility in a positive and self-esteem building atmosphere. Ballet or jazz shoes are required. Cost is $142 *Registration fee does not include the costume fee for recital. For the recital, girls in ballet, ballet/tap or hip hop/tap will need to provide their own white leotard (any style) and flesh colored tights. Boys in all classes and girls in hip hop only will need black pants.

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STEM PROGRAMS

STEM CLASSES WITH AMERICA’S FUN SCIENCE AT WAKEFIELD PARK COMMUNITY BUILDING-1860 HAZELWOOD STREET

FLYING BUTTERFLY ORNITHOPTER (AGES 3-6)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 5:00PM - 5:30PM America’s Fun Science teaches the basics of Ornithopter design, and the theoretical basis of lift created via flapping wings. “Dr. Fun” shows you how to construct your own butterfly ornithopter and watch it fly! Then take it home to share with family and friends. Bring your favorite book to launch your Ornithopter! Cost is $20

ADVANCED ROCKET DESIGN (AGES 7-14)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 6:15PM - 7:15PM “Dr. Fun” from America’s Fun Science will show each student how to build a reusable, individualized outdoor rocket with parachute to take home for hours of fun with friends and family. This STEM activity will cover the basics of rocket design and construction using recycled materials. Cost is $25

SLIME TABLE FUN (AGES 3-12)

AGES 3-6: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 5:00PM - 6:00PM AGES 7-12 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 6:15PM - 7:15PM Students create fun slime, mixing with fun, safe materials supervised by “Dr. Fun!” Class provides a simple introduction to colloids. Cost is $20

PUTTY TABLE FUN (AGES 3-12)

AGES 3-6: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 5:00PM - 6:30PM AGES 7-12 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 6:45PM - 8:15PM Students create putty, mixing with fun, safe materials supervised by “Dr. Fun!” Class provides a simple introduction to colloids. Cost is $20

DINOSAUR DIGGING PALEO FUN (AGES 3-12)

AGES 3-6: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 5:00PM - 5:30PM AGES 7-12 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 6:00PM - 7:00PM Students engage in fun, hands-on activities including a mini-paleontology dig supervised by “Dr. Fun!” Class provides a solid theoretical understanding of the types of dinosaurs and their role in the past ecosystem. Cost is $20

ART CLASSES WITH KIDCREATE STUDIO ART CLASSES

AT WAKEFIELD PARK COMMUNITY BUILDING-1860 HAZELWOOD STREET

MY FAVORITE ART CLASS (AGES 18 MONTHS-6 YEARS)

TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 17 - OCTOBER 8, 10:00AM - 11:00AM This is the class your little artist has been waiting for!!! Painting, drawing, and clay- it’s all so much fun! Your artist will have a blast while exploring many techniques, styles, and materials. We’ll make silly clay owls and an adorable handprint flower garden; we’ll even make a dinosaur that really glows-in-the-dark! There’s no doubt that this WILL be your artist’s FAVORITE art class, so be sure to sign up early for this popular class. Come ready to get messy while you play right along with your child. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Cost is $60

LITTLE MESS MAKER’S ART CLASS (AGES 18 MONTHS-6 YEARS)

TUESDAYS, OCTOBER 29 - NOVEMBER 19, 10:00AM - 11:00AM Your little mess maker will have a blast in this hands-on class! They will enjoy many artistic, mess-making moments as they create marvelously messy masterpieces. We plan to paint, sculpt, scribble, and giggle our way to discovering mess making at its very best. These are not projects to tackle at home. Leave the mess with us! Come ready to get messy while you play right along with your child. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Cost is $60

WELLNESS, ARTS, & FUN FOR EVERYONE!

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ADULT RECREATION

ADULT CO-REC KICKBALL LEAGUE (AGES 18+) FALL/WINTER VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES (AGES 18+)

AT EDGERTON & CARVER COMMUNITY GYMS, JOHN GLENN MIDDLE SCHOOL & 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 2019(fall) and early January 2020(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 28(fall)/ December 11(winter) or when leagues fill. Fall League Fees: $320.00 - Teams with two or less non-residents $340.00 - Teams with three or more non-residents Fall Registration Dates: August 5 - Returning Teams (two or less non-residents) August 7 - Returning Teams (three or more non-residents) August 14 - First day for new teams to register Winter League Fees: $335.00 - Teams with two or less non-residents $355.00 - 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 11 - MID-MARCH Registration opens October 1 for returning teams and October 3 for new teams. Cost is $410.00 for resident teams (two or less non-residents) and $430.00 for non-resident teams (three or more non-residents).

BEAN BAG TOSS LEAGUE (Fall Double Header)

AT GOODRICH PARK TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 10 - OCTOBER 8, 6:00PM - 9:00PM PLAYOFFS: OCTOBER 15 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 surrounding communities 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.

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: $75 October 16 - December 18 Session 2: $75 January 8 - March 11

PASTRIES & PAINTING (ADULTS)

WAKEFIELD PARK COMMUNITY BUILDING, 1860 Hazelwood St FRIDAYS, 10:00AM - 1:00PM Join us for coffee, pastries, and painting. This class offers you the opportunity to create your own works of art and to socialize with others. Enjoy coffee and pastries while completing your masterpiece. Painting instruction provided by Vanessa Merry of Merry Time Arts. Vanessa Merry moved to Florence, Italy at the age of eighteen to study the methods of the great masters in painting, drawing, and printmaking at Palazzo Spinelli. From here she continued her education and exploration of the human-figure, stilllifes, and landscapes at Atelier de Chimere in France where she enjoyed Plein-Aire painting in the French countryside. She moved back to the United States where she attended and graduated from the University of Minnesota in Visual Arts and Art History.

AT FOUR SEASONS PARK HOCKEY RINK AREA, 1685 Gervais TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 15 GAMES 6:30PM - 8:30PM Session 1: SEPTEMBER 27th - Cherry Spoon Painting $40 The City of Maplewood offers a fun “Bags” League. Grab a partner Session 2: OCTOBER 11th - Stone Arch Bridge Painting $40 and join other teams in throwing some bags in our fun bags league. Session 3: NOVEMBER 22nd - Lake Scene Painting $40 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. This league is 4 weeks, teams will play 2 matches each week for a total of 8 matches. Cost is $60 per team.

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MAPLEWOOD PARKS & RECREATION • AUGUST - DECEMBER 2019


Maplewood Parks & Recreation offers both summer and fall softball leagues for men’s, women’s, and co-rec teams. For a full softball registration packet visit our website or call 651-249-2204. Fall league options are listed below. All fall leagues play a 5 week, 10 game double header schedule. *Dates are subject to changes based on completion of summer leagues* DATES: JUNE 24 - First day to register teams. Leagues are filled on a first-come first- serve basis. AUGUST 12 - Registration closes. LEAGUE PLAY STARTS THE LAST WEEK OF AUGUST COST: $410.00 LEAGUE OPTIONS GAME DAY Monday Wednesday Thursday Sunday

LEAGUE Men’s D Co-Rec D Women’s D Men’s D Upper Men’s D Lower Men’s D Women’s D

Adult

ADULT RECREATION

ADULT FALL SOFTBALL (AGES 18+)

MAX TEAMS 6 Teams 6 Teams 12 Teams 6 Teams 6 Teams 6 Teams 6 Teams

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FALL SESSION • Sept. 10 - Oct. 8 • 6PM - 9PM Game Starts TUESDAY EVENING DOUBLE HEADERS CO-REC (MINIMUM OF 4 WOMEN PER TEAM)

Playoffs take place on October 15. Awards are given to the regular season champ, playoff champ, and playoff runner-up. All games will be officiated.

At Goodrich Park $300/Team


ADULT DAY TRIPS

ADULT DAY TRIPS

*REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 13* 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*

MAMMA MIA!

AT CHANHASSEN DINNER THEATRES - Chanhassen, MN WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 10:00AM AND RETURN BETWEEN 5:30PM - 6:00PM One mom. One daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit for your entire family! Meal choices will be ordered on site (some choices may include an extra charge not covered by program fee) (gratuity not included in program fee) Cost is $85.00 (includes transportation, lunch, tax, and theater ticket).

TAYLORS FALLS SCENIC BOAT TOURS: LEAF LUNCH CRUISE ON THE ST. CROIX RIVER THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3

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).

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MAPLEWOOD PARKS & RECREATION • AUGUST - DECEMBER 2019


AT THE IVES AUDITORIUM - Bloomington, MN WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20

TRIPS LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 10:30AM AND RETURN BETWEEN 4:30PM - 5:00PM An uproarious new comedy best described as Golden Girls meets The Odd Couple. When cantankerous Abby is forced to share her room in a retirement home with endlessly chipper Marilyn, a feud between the mismatched roommates results in a bet to determine who stays and who goes. Things quickly escalate into a hilarious game of practical jokes and one-upmanship. Lunch includes Chicken breast in herb and wine cream sauce, seasonal vegetables, rolls, parsley potatoes, dessert, and coffee/tea. Cost is $65.00 (includes transportation, lunch, tax, gratuity, and theater ticket).

ADULT DAY TRIPS

RIPCORD

GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER AT OLD LOG THEATRE - Excelsior, MN WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

TRIPS LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 11:00AM AND RETURN BETWEEN 4:30PM - 5:00PM A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is the knock-’em-dead, uproarious hit and the most nominated show of the 2014 season. With 10 Tony nominations and 4 wins, including Best Musical, Book, Direction and Costumes, it also earned seven Drama Desk Awards (including Best Musical), four Outer Critics Circle Awards (including Best Musical) and one Drama League Award (Best Musical). When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind… 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).

JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL

AT DAYTRIPPERS DINNER THEATER - Bloomington, MN THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12

TRIPS LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 11:15AM AND RETURN AROUND 4:30PM We all know the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his miraculous redemption on Christmas Eve. But what about Jacob Marley, Scrooge’s departed, doomed, and chained business partner? In this behind-the-scenes retelling of one of the most famous holiday stories of all time, join Marley and an annoying little sprite named Bogle, as they set out on an impossible adventure to save Scrooge’s soul in this heartwarming play. 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. Cost is $60.00 (includes transportation, buffet 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 open every day to explore 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, or call 651-249-2170. 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.

SUMMER NATURE WALKS IN SPANISH & ENGLISH (ALL AGES)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 9:00AM - 10:30AM Hike with a Naturalist to study and record wildlife observations during the current season. Meet a live native animal! Indoor activities if rainy. These entire programs will be translated into various different languages. Learn new nature words in multiple languages. All language speakers welcome. FREE! Register by Tuesday, August 6. Activity #16454 Excursión en la Naturaleza Este Verano En el Maplewood Nature Center, 2659 E 7TH ST., MAPLEWOOD, MN 55119. Viernes 9 de Agosto, de 9 a 10:30 am Acompaña y camina con un naturalista, para observar y documentar la vida silvestre durante esta temporada. Descubre un animal nativo! En caso de lluvia, las actividades serán bajo techo. Este programa sera traducido en español. Aprende nuevas palabras de la naturaleza en varios idiomas. Todas las personas que hablen otros idiomas son bienvenidos! El programa es GRATIS!! Inscríbete ya hasta el 6 de agosto en: maplewoodnaturecenter.com, haz click al botón register online-go, o llama al 651-249-2173

DAZZLING DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES!

(CHILDREN AGES 3-8, WITH ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 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 Thursday, August 8. Activity #16453

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

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 9:30AM - 11:00AM 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/child. Register online by Thursday, August 15. Activity #16463

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MONARCHS/MONARCAS

(ALL AGES-PARA TODAS LAS EDADES) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1:00PM - 2:30PM SABADO, 24 DE AGOSTO, DE 1 A 2:30PM For those who speak Spanish or English or both! Learn more about how the monarch butterfly makes an amazing connection between Minnesota and Mexico, and learn about other incredible butterflies, too. Learn how scientists can tag a butterfly by putting a tiny sticker on their wing. Sip lemonade just like a butterfly, do a monarch craft, and explore the wildflower gardens to learn more about how we can help butterflies by creating habitat. All presentations will be given in both English and Spanish together. Fee: $5/family. Register by Thursday, August 22. Activity #16529 Para aquellos que hablan español o inglés o ambos! Aprende más sobre cómo la mariposa monarca hace una conexión sorprendente entre Minnesota y México, y aprende también acerca de otras increíbles mariposas. Aprende cómo los científicos pueden marcar una mariposa, colocando una pequeña etiqueta en su ala. Bebe limonada como una mariposa, crea una artesanía de Monarca, explora los jardines de flores silvestres y aprende más sobre cómo podemos ayudar a las mariposas creando hábitats. Todas las presentaciones se darán en inglés y español juntas. PRECIO: $5 por persona. Registrarse antes del 22 de agosto. Registrarse en línea en www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com y hacer click al botón RegisterOnline-Go. O llame al 651-249-2170

PRAIRIE WALK AT GLADSTONE PRESERVE (ALL AGES)

AT GLADSTONE PRESERVE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF FROST AND ENGLISH TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 6:00PM - 7:30PM Explore the colorful grasses and wildflowers; catch and release lively crickets and grasshoppers in the newly restored prairie at the historical Gladstone preserve. Learn how the prairie was restored; Go on a self-guided scavenger hunt and return to the tent for your prairie prize. If rainy event will be cancelled. FREE! Register by Sunday, August 25. Activity #16530

MAPLEWOOD PARKS & RECREATION • AUGUST - DECEMBER 2019


ACORNS AND ANIMALS: NATURE FAMILY FUN WITH ECFE

(ADULTS) AT APPLEWOOD PARK; 822 STERLING ST. SOUTH SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 10:00AM - 12:00PM Learn to identify common and glossy buckthorn and beneficial look-alikes you should protect. We’ll discuss updated best management practices, weed establishment vs native regrowth after removal. Which herbicides work and how can they be used safely? Earn a Buckthorn Blaster to take home by cutting and treating buckthorn on site! Participants must wear personal protection equipment: safety glasses, long pants, long sleeved shirt, shoes plus long socks, and chemical resistant gloves. FREE! Register online by Wednesday, September 4. Activity #16531

(FOR CHILDREN BIRTH-5, BEFORE KINDERGARTEN) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Make nature discoveries and get resources to explore and protect your world together. Kids will look, sing, touch, sort, craft, and play, and adults will learn to identify at least five native trees in this session! Parents stay with their children during the entire class. Classes are taught in collaboration with a Naturalist and School district 622 Early Childhood Education staff. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $5/child. Register by Thursday, September 12. Activity #16526

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

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 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 by Monday, September 30. Activity #16535

NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2:30PM - 3:30PM It’s FUN to be a regular volunteer that gets more involved at the Nature Center and Neighborhood Preserves! Come to this orientation to find out about all the cool opportunities available, and learn what it takes to be a regular volunteer such as… • Trail Guide, Program Aide, Receptionist, Gardner • Youth & family opportunities • Citizen Science: open space monitor, frog monitor, big tree registry FREE, Pre-register by Monday, September 9. Adult regular volunteers must pass a background check. Call (651)2492173 to get more information about volunteering. Activity #16532

LIVE ANIMALS (ALL AGES)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 10:00AM - 11:00AM Activity #16537 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 10:00AM - 11:00AM Activity #16550 Meet a snake and salamander, and learn about some of Minnesota’s wild reptiles and amphibians. You can share your stories about real wild animal encounters, if you choose! Make and take a wild animal craft. FREE! Register by Friday, October 4 or Friday, November 15.

STORIES FROM THE PAST: NATURE CENTER HISTORY CONVERSATION (ADULTS)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 10:30AM - 11:30AM Gather with long-time residents, staff and volunteers for stories and memories of Maplewood Nature Center’s 40 year old history. Share stories of growing up in the area which would become Maplewood Nature Center, saved by neighbors who lobbied to preserve the Swamp from being filled in for ball fields. Enjoy anniversary sweet rolls as we reminisce about bygone days when parents never worried and neighborhood kids roamed freely in the ‘swamp’. FREE program. Call 651-249-2170 to register or register online by Wednesday, September 11. Activity #16533

NATURE CENTER TURNS 40! (ALL AGES)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1:00PM - 3:30PM Help us Celebrate FORTY years on Green Heron Pond! Bring the whole family to enjoy all the festivities including folk music, crafts, games, face-painting and tastes of freshly pressed apple juice all while enjoying a shadow puppet show “Waterways and Otterways “ by artist Kat Corrigan and her puppeteer family. Walk the history trail to discover 40 fascinating facts from the nature center’s history. View historic photos thru retro viewers- fun for all- add your reminisces to the history storyboard! FREE! Drop-in. Activity #16534 WELLNESS, ARTS, & FUN FOR EVERYONE!

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NATURE CENTER

BUCKTHORN REMOVAL DEMONSTRATION AND REMOVAL


NATURE CENTER

UNDER A LOG-NATURE FAMILY FUN WITH ECFE (FOR CHILDREN BIRTH-5, BEFORE KINDERGARTEN)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Make nature discoveries and get resources to explore and protect your world together. Kids will look, sing, touch, sort, craft, and play; adults will learn how to create overwintering pollinator habitat! Parents stay with their children during the entire class. Classes are taught in collaboration with a Naturalist and School district 622 Early Childhood Education staff. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $5/child. Register by Thursday, October 10. Activity #16527

AUTUMN ART IN NATURE

(ADULTS AND CHILDREN AGES 12+) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1:30PM - 3:30PM Learn basic shapes, drawing and shading techniques inside, then bring your sketch notebook outdoors to capture autumn’s splendor. Bring your favorite sketchbook, drawing pencils, kneaded erasers or pastels. Dress for the weather and wear shoes suitable for hiking! Lawn chairs recommended! Fee: $10/person. Register by Wednesday, October 2. Activity #16536

BIRD WALK IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH (ADULTS

AND CHILDREN AGES 9+ WELCOME) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1:00PM - 2:30PM Enjoy the beauty and the health benefits of walking outside, and learn about the birds you see. Program will be given in both English and Spanish together. Bring your own binoculars or we have some to loan you for the day. If the weather is nice, we will walk around the pond, or if there is bad weather, we will learn about birds and binoculars indoors. Take home a chart of birds you are likely to see in Minnesota with their Spanish and English names! Fee $5/person. Register by Wednesday, October 16. Activity #16546

BRUENTRUP BOO BASH

(FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT FOR ALL AGES)

AT BRUENTRUP FARM, 2170 COUNTY ROAD D EAST SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1:00PM - 3:00 PM •Live Animals •Storyteller •Wagon Rides •Crafts •Scavenger Hunt •Prizes •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.

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TERRIFIC TURTLES (ALL AGES)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Bring the kids over to meet cool live turtles, native to Minnesota and nearby habitats. Interact with snapping turtles, painted turtles and more! Turtles brought to you by Emily of Snake Discovery. Pretend to be a turtle and make a turtle craft. This is a popular class, register early. Prepay $5/person by Thursday, October 31. Activity #16547

WIGGLY SNAKE, SLIPPERY SALAMANDERNATURE FAMILY FUN WITH ECFE

(FOR CHILDREN BIRTH-5, BEFORE KINDERGARTEN) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Make nature discoveries and get resources to explore and protect your world together. During class, kids will look, sing, touch, sort, craft, and play; adults will learn about composting and recycling for their home. Parents stay with their children during the entire class. Classes are taught in collaboration with a Naturalist and School district 622 Early Childhood Education staff. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $5/child. Register by Thursday, November 7. Activity #16528

WOODLAND SPOON CARVING (ADULTS)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1:00PM - 4:30PM Get the scoop on trees that grow in Minnesota that are good for carving, and take a short tree ID walk outside with the Naturalist. Learn how to carve a spoon from a fresh cut native tree using traditional Nordic carving techniques. We cover axing out a blank (roughed out spoon shape), knife holds for the hook & Sloyd knife, drying, and finishing. This class is great for the beginner or the person wanting to learn Sloyd style carving. The class fee includes tool rental, materials, a finishing kit, and safety glove rental. Please wear pants and closed-toe shoes. Spoon Carving instruction and materials by Jess Hirsch of Women’s Woodshop. Fee: $65/person. Register by Wednesday, November 6. Activity #16549

WALK WHEN THE MOON IS FULL

(AGES 7+ WITH ADULT, SMALL SCOUT TROOPS WELCOME) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 6:30PM - 8:00PM Hike by the light of the moon, learn some fun facts about the moon, and c’mon outside as we enjoy the moon-shadows of the trees and breathe the brisk air! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo landing. Dress for the weather, and bring a mug! Fee: $4/person, Register by Sunday, November 10. Activity #16548

MAPLEWOOD PARKS & RECREATION • AUGUST - DECEMBER 2019


(ADULTS AND CHILDREN AGES 12+ WELCOME) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1:00PM - 2:30PM How to read weather radar for your home, drive, and for event planning. Learn more about what those forecasts really mean, and what to watch for during Minnesota Winters. Learn about cloud formations and take home your very own cloud chart. This program is great for folks who have just moved to Minnesota, AND life-long Minnesota dwellers alike! Learn winter preparedness tips and tricks from the Naturalist including how to keep warm and stay safe in winter. FREE! Register by Thursday, December 5. Activity #16552

IT’S THE BOMB!

(ADULTS AND CHILDREN AGES 10+ WITH AN ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1:30PM - 3:00PM Make and take a scented bath bomb using simple, environmentally friendly ingredients. Add a few dried flower petals for some extra pizazz! Bring home two bombs (one for you and one for a gift), a recipe, handouts and a mold. Wear old clothes, bring an ice cream bucket or large bowl, large stirring spoon and a Ziploc bag to transport your creations home. Fee: Prepay $8/person by Wednesday, November 20. Activity #16551

FULL MOON WALK

(AGES 7+ WITH ADULT, SMALL SCOUT TROOPS WELCOME) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 6:30PM - 8:00PM Walk when the Moon is full to listen and look for these flying mousetraps! Great horned and barred owls make the nature center home. Back inside, dissect an owl pellet to identify the teeth and bones of the creatures they eat. Learn to identify 5 owl calls and practice calling, too! Bring a mug for a hot beverage afterward! Small scout or youth groups welcome. Fee: $5/person, Register online by Tuesday, December 10. Activity #16553

DECEMBER BRRRD-COUNT (AGES 14+)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 9:00AM - 12:00PM 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. Activity #16554

S’MORE NATURE FUN (ALL AGES)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1:30PM - 3:00PM 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 26 or call 651-249-2170. Activity #16555

NATURE CENTER

WILD WEATHER IN MINNESOTA WITH PETE BOULAY

CALENDAR AT-A-GLANCE

AUGUST 9 - Summer Nature Walk in Spanish & English 10 - Dazzling Dragonflies and Damselflies 17 - Super Spiders 24 - Monarchs/Monarcas 27 - Prairie Walk at Gladstone Preserve

SEPTEMBER 7 - Buckthorn Removal Demonstration and Removal at Applewood Preserve 10 - New Volunteer Orientation 12 - Stories From the Past: Nature Center History Conversation 14 - Acorns & Animals: Nature Family Fun With ECFE 21 - Nature Center Turns 40!

OCTOBER 1 - Emerald Ash Borer(EAB) - Ask the Forester 5 - Live Animals 12 - Under a Log: Nature Family Fun With ECFE 12 - Autumn Art in Nature 19 - Bird Walk in English & Spanish 26 - Bruentrup Boo Bash

NOVEMBER 2 - Terrific Turtles 9 - Wiggly Snake, Slippery Salamander: Nature Family Fun With ECFE 9 - Woodland Spoon Carving 12 - Walk When the Moon is Full 16 - Live Animals 23 - It’s the Bomb

DECEMBER 7 - Wild Weather with Pete Boulay 12 - Full Moon Walk 14 - December BRRRD-Count 28 - 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 Goodrich Park. 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. Goodrich 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, or by 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

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Benefiting Maplewood Parks & Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund

Maplewood Rec Run 3K/5K

At the Maplewood Community Center/YMCA Upper Lot Come run the Gateway Trail!

Boo Bash

Saturday, September 28

AT THE BRUENTRUP HERITAGE FARM 2170 COUNTY ROAD D EAST

Saturday • October 26 • 1:00PM - 3:00PM Spooktacular Petting Zoo Storyteller • Wagon Rides • Crafts Scavenger Hunt • Prizes Concessions available for purchase

Register by

Sept. 18 to guarantee a shirt and child’s award!

9:00AM-9:45AM: Check-In & Pre-Race Activities Fire Truck & Police Car Tours Temporary Tattoos • Krazy Hair Games and Kid Activities 9:45AM-10:00AM: Pre-Race Stretch 10:00AM: Race Starts 11:00AM: Race Awards (approx)

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.

Race Fee: $30.00

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

One Adult & One Child (under 16 yrs.)

Family: $75.00 (max of 4 children)

                     

 

*Children under 3 run free

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

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.

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August - December, 2019

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August - December, 2019