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FEB. 2019 - APR. 2019

SPECIAL EVENTS

CELEBRATE SUMMER EVENTS

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YOUTH RECREATION ADULT DAY TRIPS

ADULT SOFTBALL & KICKBALL Registration Begins: February 6-returning teams February 13-new teams

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NATURE CENTER PROGRAMS

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ADULT RECREATION

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MUSIC IN THE BARN

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GENERAL INFO

MAPLEWOOD PICNIC SHELTERS

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

Rental Applications can be found on our website: www.maplewoodmn.gov/PR

EMAIL: recreationonline@maplewoodmn.gov

HOW DO I RESERVE A PICNIC SHELTER?

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS PICNIC SHELTERS SPECIAL EVENTS CELEBRATE SUMMER EVENTS YOUTH RECREATION ADULT RECREATION ADULT DAY TRIPS MUSIC IN THE BARN 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 now offers recycling in our parks. Look for the blue bins and do your part in helping keep our parks clean!

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The City of Maplewood has picnic facilities at several of our parks. 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. Fora full list of reservable shelters visit www.maplewoodmn.gov/pr and select picnic shelters. Applewood $50.00/fee Small Shelter *Afton Heights $25.00/fee Park Building Hazelwood $50.00/fee Small Shelter Joy $50.00/fee Small Shelter Lion’s $25.00/fee Small Shelter Pleasantview $25.00/fee Small Shelter Maplewood Hts. $25.00/fee Small Shelter *damage deposit required

•Contact recreationonline@maplewoodmn.gov or call 651.249.2120 for availability and to reserve a shelter. Details to include in the request: name of the shelter you are interested in, event date and time, number of attendees, and the intended use of the shelter. •Fees are due at the time of reservation and are required to reserve the picnic shelter. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards are accepted. •The shelter permit and building key (if applicable) must be picked up the business day before the rental date and returned to the Maplewood Parks & Recreation Department the following business day. Park buildings and shelters are limited to use by rental applicant and party only. •Damage deposit is due at the time the rental permit is issued. Damage deposit check should be written out to Maplewood Parks & Recreation. The damage deposit will be forfeited if damage is done to the interior of the park building and/or the key is not returned on the following business day after the rental. •Place all trash in appropriate trash receptacles. We offer recycling in our parks! Please recycle your cans and bottles in an effort to reduce waste and protect the environment. Additional trash and recycling containers are available with an advance request.

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

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SPOTLIGHT A PARK: MAPLECREST

AT WAKEFIELD PARK COMMUNITY BUILDING SATURDAY, APRIL 27 The Maplewood Parks & Recreation Commission invites you to participate in our annual spring clean up. Please consider donating a few hours to spruce up our parks while meeting other people in the community. Cleanup materials (bags and gloves) along with coffee and snacks will be available from 8:00AM – 10:00AM. For further information contact: audra.robbins@maplewoodmn.gov

GENERAL INFO

Maplewood’s newest playground is located in Maplecrest Park. The design for this playground was unanimously chosen by residents at a neighborhood meeting last fall and the project was completed in November of 2018. This is Maplewood’s second Biba Smart Playground where visitors can download an app for added play value and interactive fun!

ANNUAL MAPLEWOOD ALL PARKS CLEAN-UP

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. By providing this opportunity it 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.

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 April must be made no later than March 20)*

WHO? Any individual, family, resident, group organization, or business who is eager to help beautify our parks. WHEN? Adoption commitment period is between April 1 and October 31. However, applications are taken all throughout the year. Park clean-up can be done as often as you choose, but we require a minimum of once a month dedication. After a 60 day probationary period, Maplewood Parks & Recreation will display a recognition sign for the volunteer(s) or volunteer group to be displayed at the park of their choice. WHAT? There are a number of services that you can provide for our parks including: picking up litter, piling up branches, raking leaves, cleaning play equipment, maintaining flowerbeds, and more! If you have any other ideas or special projects that you’d like to initiate, please check with the Parks and Recreation Department. WHY? Maplewood is filled with wonderful and delicate natural resources which can be protected with a little attention. In addition, litter and other debris is unsightly and deflects from the natural aesthetics of our neighborhoods and beautiful parks. We would love your help maintaining our parks. If you’re ready to make a difference, please call Parks & Recreation at 651.249.2120. If you have a particular park that you’d love to adopt, that’s great! If not, and you would still like to help, we would be happy to find the perfect park for you. More details and Adopt - A - Park applications can be found at: www.maplewoodmn.gov Thank you for your dedication! Together We Can!

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SPECIAL EVENTS

HOLIDAY FUN HOUR at maplewood community center • 2100 white bear avenue

VALENTINE’S SESSION

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY TREASURE HUNT SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 7:00AM

Challenge yourself to a treasure hunt! Find the golden hiking boot in one of our parks and win!! We’ll post clues on our Facebook page and Twitter account starting at 7:00AM on June 1. Find the boot and claim your prize by calling 651.249.2125.

THURSDAY • FEBRUARY 7, 6:15PM - 7:15PM Ages 4-8

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. HOW DO I REGISTER? IN PERSON: MAPLEWOOD PARKS & REC, 1902 COUNTY ROAD B EAST BY PHONE: 651.249.2120 ONLINE: HTTPS://APM.ACTIVECOMMUNITIES.COM/MAPLEWOODMN/HOME

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 20

Ages 3-8 At Edgerton Community Gym 1929 Edgerton St.

Prehunt Activities • 10:00am Hunt: Ages 3-5 • 11:00am Ages 6-8 • 11:30am

Mark your calendars for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! We will start our morning off with breakfast treats, colorful crafts and a visit from the Easter Bunny - then its happy hunting! Children will be divided into two age groups and will be hunting for wrapped candy and plastic eggs, some of which may be redeemed for great prizes. Bags of goodies will be available for children under 2 years of age. Don’t forget your camera! In the event of inclement weather, treat bags will be given away at 11:00AM at the Edgerton Community Gym. Cost is $5.00 per child.

Pre-Registration required

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ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY BOWLING CELEBRATION

SPECIAL EVENTS

SATURDAY, MAY 11 • 4:30PM-6:30PM

(AGES 5-12) AT SUNRAY BOWLING CENTER • 2245 HUDSON RD Join us for a great time at our annual Mother’s Day bowling outing. Kids, show your mom how much you appreciate her by giving her a Mother’s Day out! Each mom will receive a flower and each child will receive a special prize. Everyone will get to bowl and enjoy a pop/pizza dinner. If you would like to bowl with specific people, please let us know at registration. Dads are welcome to register too. Everyone MUST be registered prior to the event. Please no smoking or alcohol during the event. Registration deadline is May 2. Cost: $15.00 per person. Pre-registration Required

Register at https://apm.activecommunities.com/maplewoodmn.home or call 651.249.2111

NINJA WARRIOR SUMMER CAMP (AGES 8-13)

AT WOODBURY CONQUER NINJA GYM SESSION 1: MONDAY, JUNE 24 - THURSDAY, JUNE 27 SESSION 2: MONDAY, JULY 29 - THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 Have you ever dreamed of being a Ninja Warrior? The Ninja Warrior Summer Camp is for YOU! This week long camp is perfect for the ninjas in your family to come and play around on obstacles while learning technique and staying active! Made for kids wanting to be a Ninja Warrior!! This program is designed to work on strength, conditioning, flexibility, problem solving and coordination as they overcome the obstacles designed for their skill level. They will run obstacle courses, play games and have a ton of FUN, of course!! Campers depart from the Maplewood Community Center at 9:00AM and return at approx 12:00PM. Cost is $150.00. Space is limited, Register early!

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June 12, 6-7:30PM

•Maplewood Summer Challenge, Afton Park

June 18, 5:30PM-activities, 6:30PM-movie

•Movie at the Bruentrup Heritage Farm

June 25, 6-7:30PM

•Ribbon Cutting, Edgerton Community Garden

July 4th •Light it up Maplewood Celebration, Hazelwood Park July 24, 6-7:30PM

•Touch a Truck, MCC/YMCA Parking Lot

August 13, 5:30PM-activities, 6:30PM-movie •Movie at the Bruentrup Heritage Farm

August 21, 6-7:30PM

•End of Summer Celebration, Edgerton Park

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YOUTH RECREATION

YOUTH SPORTS CLINICS YOUTH SOCCER CLINIC (AGES 4-12)

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM THURSDAYS, MARCH 21 - MAY 2 (NO CLASS APRIL 11) Fine tune your soccer skills with this fun and exciting clinic. This co-ed 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 AGES 7-9 AGES 10-12

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

YOUTH VOLLEYBALL CLINIC (AGES 6-14)

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM TUESDAYS, APRIL 2 - MAY 7 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. Knee pads are required. Cost is $55.00. AGES 6-8 AGES 9-11 AGES 12-14

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

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

AT GETHSEMANE PARK SESSION 1: THURSDAYS, MAY 2 - JUNE 6 SESSION 2: THURSDAYS, JUNE 20 - AUGUST 1 (NO CLASS JULY 4) SESSION 3: 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 per session. AGES 2-3 AGES 4-5 AGES 6-7

5:30PM - 6:15PM 6:15PM - 7:15PM 7:15PM - 8:15PM

AFTER SCHOOL SPORTS CLUB

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM 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. SOCCER SESSION: TUESDAYS, APRIL 2 - MAY 7

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YOUTH RECREATION

TUMBLING AND GYMNASTICS CLASSES AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER/YMCA COST FOR ALL CLASSES IS $50.00

Class options build upon each other. If your child fits into multiple age classes and you are unsure of what class to register them for, register them for the lower class.

TUMBLING TOTS CLASS OPTIONS TOTS 1 - INTRO

This class is for children 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

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.

GYMNASTICS CLASS OPTIONS GYMNASTICS 1 - INTRO

This class is for children ages 4 - 5 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 5 - 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 7 - 12 years. This structured class will include vaulting, basic leaps and turns on high beams, independent routines, one handed cartwheels, and flipping. We will be rotating on bars and improving balance and flexibility. Equipment will consist of low and high beams, low bars, mats, and foam courses.

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TUMBLING & GYMNASTICS CLASS SCHEDULE SESSION 1: MONDAYS, MARCH 4 - APRIL 8 5:30PM - 6:15PM 6:15PM - 7:00PM 7:00PM - 7:45PM

Tots 1 Tots 2 Tots 3

SESSION 1: THURSDAYS, FEB 21 - MARCH 28 SESSION 2: THURSDAYS, APRIL 18 - MAY 23 5:30PM - 6:15PM 6:15PM - 7:00PM 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Gymnastics 1 Gymnastics 2 Gymnastics 3

SESSION 1: SATURDAYS, MAR 9 - APRIL 13 9:30AM - 10:15AM 10:15AM - 11:00AM 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:45PM

Tots 1 Tots 2 Tots 3 Gymnastics 1

PRESCHOOL GYMBOREE (AGES 1-5)

AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER THURSDAYS, 10:00AM - 11:30AM, NOW - MARCH 21 Join us in the gym for a roly poly good time. We provide the balls, mats, music, toys & 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 (cash or check only) *Children under 12 months are free.

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Spring Soccer Co-Rec Soccer Starter Program For Ages 4-9

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 long and will be played Tuesdays or Thursdays with the groups split between the two days. Sessions will be a combination of skill development/instruction and game play. *An adult volunteer will be needed for each team.*

TUESDAYS OR THURSDAYS AT MAPLEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL Instruction provided by:

WEEKS OF

April 30 - June 6 4yr: 6:00-7:00pm 5-6yr: 6:00-7:00pm 7-9yr: 7:15-8:15pm Cost: $65

How do I register? In Person: Maplewood Parks & Rec; 1902 County Rd B East By Phone: 651.249.2111 Online: https://apm.activecommunities.com/Maplewoodmn/Home


YOUTH RECREATION

T-BALL (AGES 4-8)

AT EDGERTON AND AFTON FIELDS (possibly other various parks based on need) SUNDAYS, JUNE 9 - JULY 28 4 - 5 YEARS: Always hit off a tee 6 - 8 YEARS: Opportunity to hit coach pitch, then hit off a tee Cost is $65.00 The t-ball program is designed to teach the fundamentals of baseball to girls and boys. We work with Lil’ Sluggers, who provide a field coach for each game and emphasize individual growth, cooperation, fair play and having fun! The ages are split to provide better program tailoring for more progressive skill development along the way. All games are played as controlled scrimmages, no score is kept, and we use a ball designed for safety and confidence. There will be 20-25 minutes of practice time led by the Lil’ Sluggers coach with each team’s parent coach(s) working with their team, followed by 40-45 minutes of game play. During the game play, the Lil’ Sluggers coach will help with proper positioning, encouragement and general game help. The parent coaches will still set the lineup, manage the players’ position, play time and rotation, base coaching etc. If interested in volunteer coaching, please indicate so during the registration process or contact the League Director. AGES 4-5 AGES 6-8

4:30PM - 5:30PM 5:45PM - 6:45PM

BOYS AND GIRLS YOUTH BASEBALL (GRADES 2 - 5)

AT FIELDS IN MAPLEWOOD, ROSEVILLE AND LITTLE CANADA Maplewood Parks & Recreation is offering baseball for boys and girls in 2nd - 3rd (C League) and 4th - 5th (B League) with teams from Roseville and Little Canada. These leagues are recreational and instructional with the goal of ensuring that the kids have fun while improving their baseball skills. INCLUDED WITH REGISTRATION : Team shirt and hat; each team will have some bats and batting helmets PLAYER EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Fielder’s glove, protective cup, batting gloves (optional), rubber baseball cleats (optional), personal batting helmet (optional but encouraged) Both leagues will need volunteer coaches for their teams. If interested in volunteer coaching, please indicate so during the registration process or contact the League Director. C LEAGUE BASEBALL: 2nd - 3rd Grades The C League is for current 2nd and 3rd graders. The C League utilizes pitching machines to induce more playable balls in the field and to develop player batting skills. PRACTICE: Will be determined by the volunteer coach and League Director GAMES: Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:15PM DATES: Practices start mid/late April (weather permitting), Games start late April - Early July LOCATIONS: Fields in Maplewood, Roseville and Little Canada COST: $90.00 Registration deadline is March 20. B LEAGUE BASEBALL: 4th - 5th Grades The B League is for current 4th and 5th graders. The B League is the introduction to kid-pitch baseball. All kids, once they have established the ability to hit the strike zone, will have an opportunity to pitch if they choose to do so. There is typically an end of season tournament the week after the 4th of July. PRACTICE: Will be determined by the volunteer coach and League Director GAMES: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:15PM DATES: Practices start mid/late April (weather permitting), Games start late April - Early July LOCATIONS: Fields in Maplewood, Roseville and Little Canada COST: $100.00 Registration deadline is March 20.

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YOUTH SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL

YOUTH RECREATION

AT VARIOUS FIELDS IN MAPLEWOOD, WHITE BEAR LAKE, AND LITTLE CANADA League start and registration dates differ based on leagues so please note the start dates of the leagues below. These leagues are a great way to learn the game of softball and make friends while getting outdoors. All leagues will conclude with a season ending tourney. Grades are based on current school year. Cost: $80.00 (all leagues) All leagues will need volunteer coaches for their teams. If interested in volunteer coaching, please indicate so during the registration process or contact the League Director. COACH PITCH, GRADES 3 & 4: GAMES TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS – SINGLE HEADERS KID PITCH, GRADES 5, 6, 7: GAMES TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS – SINGLE HEADERS WITH: White Bear Lake and Oakdale Athletic Association Slow Pitch Softball DATES: Register by May 3 Games start week of June 3 Practices begin approx. 2-3 weeks prior to games LOCATIONS: Fields in Maplewood, White Bear Lake, and Little Canada TIMES: 6:00PM or 7:15PM JUNIOR LEAGUE, GRADES 8, 9, 10: GAMES MONDAYS – DOUBLE HEADERS WITH: White Bear Lake and NSP Athletic Association Slow Pitch Softball DATES: Register by April 15 Games start approx. May 20 Practices begin approx. 2-3 weeks prior to games LOCATIONS: McKnight Fields TIMES: 5:30PM, 6:40PM, 7:50PM or 9:00PM

Jam the GYM

Floor hockey League

KIDS IN GRADES K-5

at edgerton community gym

Game Times:

PARENTS DROP OFF THE KIDS AND ENJOY A NIGHT OUT!

FRIDAYS • 6PM - 8PM 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 THESE EVENTS ARE DROP-IN PROGRAMS. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. CALL 651.249.2121 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Cost: $55.00

K - 1st: 9AM or 10AM 2nd - 3rd: 10AM or 11AM 4th - 5th: 11AM or 12PM

SATURDAYS, MARCH 30 - MAY 11 (NO Class April 20)

This league teaches the basic floor hockey skills and promotes cooperation and the value of sportsmanship. Participants will play every position during the season. Volunteer parents needed for each team to assist in game play and substitutions. For more information call 651-249-2121. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 15 (Leagues are combined grades of K-1, 2-3, 4-5)

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YOUTH RECREATION

SUMMER YOUTH TENNIS ($60.00/SESSION) LITTLE STARS (PARENT/CHILD AGES 4-6) TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 6:00PM - 6:45PM S1: JUNE 4 - JUNE 20 (MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS) S2: JULY 9 - JULY 25 (MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS) S3: AUGUST 6 - AUGUST 22 (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) TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 6:45PM - 7:30PM S1: JUNE 4 - JUNE 20 (MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS) S2: JULY 9 - JULY 25 (MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS) S3: AUGUST 6 - AUGUST 22 (MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS)

SPRING YOUTH TENNIS ($60.00/SESSION) LITTLE STARS (PARENT/CHILD AGES 4-6) AT MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, MAY 7 - MAY 23 6:00PM - 6:45PM 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) AT MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, MAY 7 - MAY 23 7:00PM - 7:45PM 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.

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) TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, JUNE 4 - JUNE 20, 7:30PM - 8:30PM AT MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS This program is for kids that want to play tennis! You’ll learn all of 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 racket. YOUTH ADVANCED BEGINNING (AGES 12-14) TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, JULY 9 - JULY 25, 7:30PM - 8:30PM AT MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS This program is for youth who want to take their game to a higher level! They will improve their stroke technique, footwork and serves. Students should be able to maintain a short rally and must bring their own racket. YOUTH INTERMEDIATE (AGES 12+) TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, AUGUST 6 - AUGUST 22, 7:30PM - 8:30PM AT MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS This program is for youth that have play experience and know the rules of the game. They will gain consistency while adding pace to their groundstrokes and serves. Students must bring their own racket.

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 RECREATION

WINTER/SPRING DANCE WITH MAYER ARTS AT WAKEFIELD PARK COMMUNITY BUILDING

This session is 15 weeks instead of the usual 14 week session! Winter/Spring Dance Recital Theme: Adventureland Shows: Sunday, June 9, 2:00PM & 3:30PM Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, June 6, 5:30PM-7:30PM

Come be a part of our spring show! Each class will perform a dance from or inspired by magical favorites such as Aladdin and The Pirate Fairy! WISH UPON A BALLET (AGES 3-5) MONDAYS, FEBRUARY 4 - JUNE 3, 5:15PM - 6:00PM (NO CLASSES FEBRUARY 18, MARCH 11, & MAY 27)

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. Parents, family, and friends will be invited to observe a special performance at the end of each session. 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 $155

HIP HOP AND TAP (AGES 5-8) MONDAYS, FEBRUARY 4 - JUNE 3, 6:00PM - 7:00PM (NO CLASSES FEBRUARY 18, MARCH 11, & MAY 27)

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 $165

BALLET AND TAP (AGES 8-12) MONDAYS, FEBRUARY 4 - JUNE 3, 7:00PM - 8:00PM (NO CLASSES FEBRUARY 18, MARCH 11, & MAY 27)

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 $165

PRE-BALLET AND TAP (AGES 3-5) TUESDAYS, FEBRUARY 12 - MAY 28 (NO CLASS MARCH 12) 5:15PM - 6:00PM OR 6:00PM - 6:45PM

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 $155

BALLET AND TAP (AGES 6-9) TUESDAYS, FEBRUARY 12 - MAY 28, 6:45PM - 7:45PM (NO CLASS MARCH 12)

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 $165 *Registration fee does not include the costume fee for recital. For the recital, girls in ballet, tap/ballet, and tap/hip hop will need to provide their own white leotard (any style) and flesh colored tights. Boys need black pants.

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adult kickball league

tuesday evening double headers MAY 14 - JUNE 11

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 JUNE 18. 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 do I register? By Phone: 651.249.2111 In Person: Maplewood Parks & Rec, 1902 County Road B East Online: https://apm.activecommunities.com/Maplewoodmn/Home


ADULT SUMMER SOFTBALL (Ages 18+)

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. Summer league options are listed below.

AT MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS BEGINNERS (AGES 18+) MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS, MAY 6 - MAY 22, 6:00PM - 7:00PM 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 racket. Cost is $60.00

DATES: FEBRUARY 6 - First day for RETURNING teams to register FEBRUARY 13 - First day for NEW teams to register APRIL 22 - Single Header Leagues start (weather permitting) MAY 6 - Double Header Leagues start (weather permitting) COST: Single Header League - $590.00 (14 weeks, 1 game/week) Double Header League - $680.00 (10 weeks, 2 games/week) LEAGUE OPTIONS GAME DAY LEAGUE SINGLE OR DOUBLE HEADER Monday Men’s D Single Co-Rec D Single Tuesday Men’s D Double Wednesday Men’s D Single Women’s D Single Thursday Men’s D Upper Double Men’s D Lower Single Sunday Men’s D Double

ADVANCED BEGINNERS (AGES 18+) MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS, MAY 6 - MAY 22, 7:00PM - 8:00PM This class is for those who want to take their play to a higher level. You’ll improve stroke technique, footwork, and serves. Students must bring their own racket and be able to maintain a short rally. Cost is $60.00

BEAN BAG TOSS LEAGUE (Ages 18+)

AT FOUR SEASONS PARK-HOCKEY RINK AREA - 1685 GERVAIS COMPETITIVE: Players regularly get 1 bag in the hole per 4 throws RECREATIONAL: Players do not regularly get bags in the hole TUESDAYS, 6:30PM - 8:30PM SPRING SESSION: MAY 7 - JUNE 25 (REGISTER BY APRIL 29) SUMMER SESSION: JULY 23 - SEPTEMBER 10 (REGISTER BY JULY 15) 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. Teams consist of 2 players and each week teams will play a match consisting of 3 games. League champions will receive champion t-shirts. League rules available online. Cost is $60.00/team/season.

T’AI CHI CH’AUN (Ages 16+)

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

MAX TEAMS 12 Teams 12 Teams 8 Teams 12 Teams 12 Teams 8 Teams 8 Teams 12 Teams

WOMEN’S SPRING VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES (Ages 18+)

AT EDGERTON COMMUNITY GYM & MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER WEDNESDAY EVENINGS Our volleyball leagues are offered at various levels of competition. Teams will play one match per week for eight weeks starting in early April. All leagues are officiated and play by the same rules; the difference in leagues being in the skill of the players. Cost is $260.00 per team. LEVELS OF PLAY • Upper League: Our upper league volleyball is played at a high level of skill. Players have above average skills and understand game strategy. • Lower League: Our lower league teams have a mix of players ranging in skill levels from slightly above average to below average. REGISTRATION DATES: FEBRUARY 4 - Returning Teams FEBRUARY 14 - Returning Teams REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 11 (or before if leagues fill)

SESSION 1: MARCH 13 - MAY 15

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ADULT TENNIS ($60.00/SESSION)

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ADULT DAY TRIPS

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

*REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 12* MAMMA MIA!

AT CHANHASSEN DINNER THEATRES - Chanhassen, MN WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

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).

RED HERRING

AT THE IVES AUDITORIUM - Bloomington, MN WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 10:30AM AND RETURN BETWEEN 4:30PM - 5:00PM Three love stories, a murder mystery, and a nuclear espionage plot converge in this comedy about marriage and other explosive devices. It’s 1952: America’s on the verge of the H-bomb, Eisenhower’s on the campaign trail, and Senator Joe McCarthy’s daughter just got engaged to a Soviet spy. A sharp-eyed look at love and tying (and untying, and retying) the knot. Join us for the fun comedy that will be sure to make you laugh. 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).

ST. PAUL SAINTS BASEBALL GAME AT CHS FIELD - St. Paul, MN WEDNESDAY, MAY 22

LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 12:00PM AND RETURN AROUND 5:00PM

Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks! Join us for an afternoon at the ball park to cheer on the St. Paul Saints as they take on the Chicago Dogs. Maplewood Parks and Recreation will provide tickets and transportation to and from the stadium. Cost is $35.00 (includes transportation and game ticket). *Subject to change or cancellation depending on purchase of tickets* 16

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AT OLD LOG THEATRE - Excelsior, MN WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5

LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 11:00AM AND RETURN BETWEEN 4:30PM - 5:00PM Tenderly, the Rosemary Clooney Musical is not a typical “juke-box musical.” It offers a fresh, remarkably personal, and poignant picture of the woman whose unparalleled talent and unbridled personality made her a legend. In Tenderly, Rosemary Clooney’s journey starts with her simple Maysville, Kentucky childhood and follows her rise to Hollywood stardom. With her signature songs woven in and out, we learn both the story of her successes on film, radio, and TV, as well as her struggles in her personal life – with a career fading during the advent of rock-and-roll and her battles with addiction and depression. Audiences stand and cheer as they rejoice at her triumphant comeback and even more successful career as a jazz singer.

ADULT DAY TRIPS

TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL

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).

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

friday, june 7 at bruentrup farm 2170 county road d maplewood, mn 55109

$7.00 presale $15.00

day of show

Presale tickets will be available at the event at will call only. Tickets available beginning March 4th! Call 651.249.2111 or 651.249.2120 https://apm.activecommunities.com/maplewoodmn/Home


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 - 4:30PM. The Nature Play Yard adjoins the Visitor Center. Trails wind through oak woods and marsh and are open every day from dawn to dusk. Use of facilities is free of charge. For more information about Maplewood Nature Center and it’s programs visit https://maplewoodmn.gov/nc or call 651-249-2170

TO REGISTER FOR A NATURE CENTER PROGRAM

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

FAMILY NATURE EVENTS: WINTER WOODPECKER WALK (ADULTS & FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGES 7+)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Learn about common woodpeckers in our area; what they can tell us about tree health, then join the naturalist for a woodpecker walk on our trails! We’ll tally species to report them on eBird. FREE! Pre-register by Thursday, February 7. Activity #16340

COYOTE MOON: SNOWSHOE BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON (ADULTS & FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGES 7+)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 6:30PM - 8:00PM It’s magical swishing through the snow across the pond (need 6 inches of snow for snowshoeing). We’ll see if we can spy coyote tracks and more! Coyotes are here to stay in our urban landscape. Discover a few pointers about how to live together with Wile E. Coyote. Back at the visitor center we’ll fill our mugs (bring one from home) with hot cider and share some readings and stories about this legendary trickster! Fee: $5 per person, prepay by Sunday, February 17. Activity #16341

SPRING PHENOLOGY WALKS (ADULTS & FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGES 8+)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER FRIDAYS--MARCH 8, APRIL 12, MAY 10 9:00AM - 10:30AM Help track and record nature happenings at the Maplewood Nature Center with the Naturalist. Phenology is the study of seasonal natural phenomena, especially in relation to climate, plant life, and animal life. We’ll meet the second Friday of every month, March-May. We will walk and observe plants and wildlife happenings on the trails, and record what we see. Option to bring your camera, smartphone with iNaturalist app, or tablet for recording photos or digital records. If rainy, program will be cancelled. FREE! Drop-in program, no registration required.

NATURE FAMILY FUN WITH ECFE

(FOR CHILDREN BIRTH-5, BEFORE KINDERGARTEN) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER Time: 10:00AM - 11:30AM Fee: $5 per child per class. Make nature discoveries and meet new friends! These classes are 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: 651-702-8411 or register online at www.isd622.org/ecfe. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23

Owl Hoot-Along

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

Maple Sap into Syrup

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

Just Ducky!

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FAMILY NATURE EVENTS: AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 1:30PM - 3:00PM Learn about how trees wake up in the spring. Get acquainted with maple tree tapping tools and equipment, and help tap a real tree. Taste maple sap and real maple syrup! Fee: $5/child, prepay by March 14. Activity #16350

SAP INTO SYRUP FAMILY EVENT (FAMILIES WITH KIDS AGES 6+)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 1:30PM - 3:00PM How many buckets of tree sap do you need to get a bucket of Maple Syrup? (Hint- it is probably more than you think!) Find out the answer to this question, and more as you help tap a real tree, and check the previously tapped trees to see if the sap is running. Taste real maple sap and real maple syrup. Fee: $5/child, prepay by Thursday, March 21. Activity #16351

NATURE CENTER

TAP AND SAP FAMILY EVENT (FAMILIES WITH KIDS AGES 6+)

IT’S THE BOMB! (ADULTS & FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGES 10+)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 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, 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, April 10th. Activity #16355

SERVICE PROJECT DAY FOR GROUPS & INDIVIDUALS (ADULTS & FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGES 8+)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Schedule a community service project with your group, family, or on your own at Maplewood Nature Center! Help with litter pickup, cutting back gardens, clearing trail, and other tasks. Call the Nature Center to schedule a time & task: 651-249-2170. Register by Thursday, April 4.

SPECIAL EVENTS! FROM THE WORLD SERIES TO THE STATE OF WONDERS BY PHOTOJOURNALIST BRIAN PETERSON (FOR ADULTS)

AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER, 2100 WHITE BEAR AVENUE TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 7:00PM - 8:45PM Brian lives in two worlds, that of a Minneapolis Star Tribune photojournalist, and that of a nature photographer. Join us as he shares stories and dramatic photos from his books, articles and travels. His work takes a close look at nature, reminding us of its delicate balance, and the beauty around us. He is the author of two books and the winner of three Minnesota Book Awards. FREE! Preregister by Monday, March 4, online or call 651-249-2170. Program sponsored by the Friends of Maplewood Nature. Activity #16348 6:30PM - attendee check-in 7:00PM - 8:00PM - program 8:00PM - 8:45PM - questions, book signing/sales

TREE -MENDOUS ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION! (ALL AGES, FAMILIES, ADULTS)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, MAY 4, 1:00PM - 3:00PM Join us in a celebration of trees and all they do for us! Fun tree activities for both kids and adults will help all ages discover and learn about trees and the animals that depend on them. Meet Smokey the Bear and learn about safe campfires. Enter a drawing for a gift certificate to purchase a tree; complete the Tree Quest Trail to win prizes for both kids and adults. Master Gardeners and Tree Advisory Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate how to properly plant a tree. Visit with a live raptor and discover all the ways they depend on trees! Build a birdfeeder from ELPIS to take home. Tree games and crafts, and snacks while supplies last. All for FREE! Drop-in program, no registration required. WELLNESS, ARTS, & FUN FOR EVERYONE!

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NATIVE PLANTS & POLLINATORS: NATIVE SEED TREATMENTS FOR BEGINNERS (FOR ADULTS)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2:00PM - 3:30PM Want to start native plants organically by seed but are not sure how to stratify or scarify seed? This is the class for you! Try three different strategies to increase seed germination; then bring seeds home for your yard. We will recommend reference materials to help you imitate nature! Bring a small, sturdy cardboard box, at least 8 ½ x 11 inches. Children Ages 14+ are also welcome to attend with an adult. Fee: $6 per person, prepay by Monday, February 18. Activity #16342

NATIVE PLANTS DO DOUBLE DUTY: STOP WATER AND FEED POLLINATORS!! (FOR ADULTS) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 7:00PM - 8:30PM Deep rooted plants help reduce flooding, filter pollutants and provide food for disappearing pollinators such as Monarch Butterflies and non-aggressive bees. In addition, replacing turf with these native grasses and wildflowers reduce geese problems. In this class, learn to identify 10 workhorse plants and the pollinators that depend on them. Dramatic research on the ability of raingardens to help prevent run-off will be shared. Take home some initial designs that will work in most sunny spots. FREE! Seating is limited, register by Tuesday, April 2. Activity #16353 NESTING AND OVERWINTERING HABITAT FOR BEES (FOR ADULTS)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1:00PM - 4:00PM The availability of nesting habitat is a critical yet often over-looked factor impacting native bee populations. Learn practical approaches to create and manage nesting and overwintering habitat features for bees, including dead wood, stems, brush, rock piles, bare ground, leaf litter, and more. Approaches are relevant to gardeners, landscapers, natural resource professionals, and anyone interested in taking the next step in supporting pollinators. After classroom activities, go outside to search for active nests of stem-nesting bees! Instructed by Sarah Foltz Jordan (Xerces Society) and Colleen Satyshur (University of MN). Space is limited, so register early! Fee: $5/person. Pre-register by Wednesday, April 24. Activity #16358

GARDENING EVENTS: VEGETABLE GROWING BASICS (FOR ADULTS)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 9:30AM - 4:00PM Taught by Master Gardeners, this workshop is an introduction to vegetable gardening; covering topics such as soil, prepping your garden space, seed and seedling selection, planting, organic methods and garden maintenance. Each participant creates a design and a needs list for their garden. You will be truly ready to garden after this thorough workshop. Please bring your own bag lunch, or visit one of several nearby restaurants. Fee: $30/person, register by Thursday, February 28. Activity #16344

EDGERTON COMMUNITY GARDEN PLOT REGISTRATION FOR 2019 SEASON (FOR ADULTS)

AT EDGERTON COMMUNITY GARDEN: CORNER OF ROSELAWN & EDGERTON, NORTH OF EDGERTON ELEMENTARY WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27: RETURNING GARDENER REGISTRATION BEGINS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20: NEW GARDENER REGISTRATION BEGINS Grow Your Own Local Organic Food! Rent a 12’ x 15’ in-ground plot, or 4’ x 8’ raised bed (eighteen inches height) or a 3’ x 5’ ADA accessible raised bed for the 2019 garden season. The City will provide water spigots. Renters agree to plant, maintain, and harvest their plots using organic (chemical-free) methods. Fee: $25 per plot or raised bed for the entire 2019 garden season: Friday May 3 - Monday, October 21. Activity #16338 Online Registration: www.maplewoodmn.gov/communitygarden Garden Questions: 651-249-2173 or help registering online: 651-249-2170

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CITIZEN SCIENCE:

NATURE CENTER

INVASIVE PLANT PATROL/GLEDN TRAINING (FOR ADULTS)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 9:30AM - 12:30PM A great training opportunity for professionals, Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, plant geeks, adults and high school students wanting to make a difference in their local ecosystems. Help stop new invasive plants in their tracks! Early detection will prevent more buckthorn-like takeovers. A. Learn how to use the FREE GLEDN (Great Lakes Early Detection Network) Smartphone App (iOS or Android). B. Sharpen your plant ID skills through our PowerPoint presentation and hands-on plant lab. C. Practice making a report. Ideally, bring your smart phone with the GLEDN app installed (installs faster with Wi-Fi connection). Children Ages 14+ are also welcome to attend with an adult. FREE! Register online or call 249-2170 by Wednesday, March 6. Presented by Ramsey County Cooperative Weed Management Area. Activity #16349

BEGINNING BIRD IDENTIFICATION CLASSES (FOR ADULTS)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER Wednesday evening classes are held at Maplewood Nature Center, Saturday morning field trip locations will be determined by bird activity and weather. WEDNESDAYS, March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 6:30PM – 8:30PM AND SATURDAY MORNINGS, March 30, April 6, 13, 20, 8:00AM – 10:00AM Long-time bird enthusiast, Chase Davies and Naturalist Konnie Her, will teach how to observe and identify common urban birds. We’ll look at common feeder birds to learn identification techniques and move on to other birds in different habitats. Fee: Prepay $60/person for the series. Early registration recommended! Register by March 20, 2019. Activity #16278

FROG MONITOR VOLUNTEER TRAINING & REFRESHER (FOR ADULTS)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Bring a buddy and become Maplewood Frog Monitoring Volunteers! Monitors follow an established, ten-stop-route; listening for frogs after sunset. Learn about Minnesota frog species, their calls, ranges and how monitoring works. Monitors must commit to three nights, each in a specific date range, April-July. Monitoring is for night-owls with a keen sense of hearing! Please sign up for a frog hike program in May or June if you do not plan to volunteer. Children ages 12+ with an adult are welcome. FREE! Pre-register by Thursday, April 4. Activity #16354

EDGERTON COMMUNITY GARDEN OPEN HOUSE (ALL AGES)

AT EDGERTON COMMUNITY GARDEN: CORNER OF ROSELAWN & EDGERTON, NORTH OF EDGERTON ELEMENTARY FRIDAY, MAY 3, 4:30PM - 6:30PM Drop-in and take a tour of the Edgerton Community Garden. Poor weather back-up location inside Edgerton School Gym. Meet other garden enthusiasts, and get gardening information from a Master Gardener. FREE! Drop-in program, no registration required.

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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, 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

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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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.


YouthBaseball Various Fields in Maplewood, Roseville and Little Canada Practices: start mid/late April (weather permitting) Games: start late April

C League: for current 2nd and 3rd graders, utilizes pitching machines to induce more playable balls in the field and to develop player batting skills. Games: Mondays & Wednesdays at 6:15PM Cost: $90 B League: for current 4th and 5th graders, an introduction to kid-pitch baseball. All kids, once they have established the ability to hit the strike zone, will have an opportunity to pitch if they choose to do so. Games: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6:15PM Cost: $100

Spring Soccer Co-Rec Soccer Starter Program For Ages 4-9

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 long and will be played Tuesdays or Thursdays with the groups split between the two days. Sessions will be a combination of skill development/instruction and game play. *An adult volunteer will be needed for each team.*

TUESDAYS OR THURSDAYS AT MAPLEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL Instruction provided by:

WEEKS OF

April 30 - June 6 4yr: 6:00-7:00pm 5-6yr: 6:00-7:00pm 7-9yr: 7:15-8:15pm Cost: $65

*Both leagues will need volunteer coaches for their teams* How To Register:

In Person: Maplewood Parks & Rec; 1902 County Road B East By Phone: 651.249.2111 Online: https://apm.activecommunities.com/Maplewoodmn/Home

How do I register? In Person: Maplewood Parks & Rec; 1902 County Rd B East By Phone: 651.249.2111 Online: https://apm.activecommunities.com/Maplewoodmn/Home

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Maplewood Parks & Recreation is always looking for dedicated, reliable and energetic staff for a variety of openings. For the most up-to-date listings visit:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/maplewoodmn

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