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FEB. 2020 - APR. 2020

SPECIAL EVENTS

CELEBRATE SUMMER EVENTS

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YOUTH RECREATION ADULT DAY TRIPS

ADULT SOFTBALL Registration Begins: February 5-returning teams February 12-new teams

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ADULT RECREATION

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NATURE CENTER PROGRAMS

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SPECIAL EVENTS

HOLIDAY FUN HOUR at wakefield park community building • 1860 hazelwood street

VALENTINE’S SESSION

NATIONAL GET OUTDOORS DAY TREASURE HUNT SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 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 13. Find the boot and claim your prize by calling 651.249.2125.

wednesday • FEBRUARY 12, 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 11 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, in lieu of an egg hunt, treat bags will be given away at 11:00AM at the Edgerton Community Gym. Cost is $5.00 per child.

Pre-Registration required (Kids 3-8) https://apm.activecommunities.com/maplewoodmn.home or call 651.249.2111

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MAPLEWOOD PICNIC SHELTERS

PARKS & RECREATION

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

PICNIC SHELTERS

651-249-2120

WAKEFIELD PARK COMMUNITY BUILDING

651-249-2120

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS SPECIAL EVENTS 2 PICNIC SHELTERS 3 CELEBRATE SUMMER EVENTS 4 TREE SALE 6 ART & STEM CLASSES 7 YOUTH RECREATION 8-13 ADULT RECREATION 14-15 ADULT DAY TRIPS 16-17 MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER 18-21 COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS 22 SUPPORT MAPLEWOOD PARKS & REC 23

WHAT IS RECREATION ONLINE

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

RECYCLING IN THE PARKS

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

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

HOW DO I RESERVE A PICNIC SHELTER?

•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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GENERAL INFO

CONTACT US

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. are not allowed in any of the parks. For a full list of reservable shelters visit www.maplewoodmn.gov/pr and select picnic shelters. *Afton Heights $55.00/fee Park Building Applewood $55.00/fee Small Shelter *Four Seasons $55.00/fee Park Building Hazelwood $55.00/fee Large Shelter Lion’s $55.00/fee Small Shelter Maplewood Hts. $35.00/fee Large Shelter Pleasantview $35.00/fee Small Shelter Wakefield $75.00/fee Large Shelter (2 available) *damage deposit required


SPECIAL EVENTS

ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY BOWLING CELEBRATION SATURDAY, MAY 9 • 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. Please no smoking or alcohol during the event. Registration deadline is May 2. Cost: $20.00 per person. Everyone MUST be registered prior to the event. Pre-registration Required

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

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June 10 • Maplewood Summer Challenge, Afton Park • 6:00pm-7:30pm June 16 • Movie at the Bruentrup Heritage Farm • 5:30pm-activities • 6:30pm-movie July 4th • Light it up Maplewood Celebration, Hazelwood Park July 22 • Touch a Truck, MCC/YMCA Parking Lot • 6:00pm-7:30pm

August 11 • Movie at the Bruentrup Heritage Farm • 5:30pm-activities • 6:30pm-movie

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MAPLEWOOD PARKS & RECREATION • FEBRUARY 2020 - APRIL 2020


ADOPT A PARK

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 cleanup 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!

ANNUAL MAPLEWOOD ALL PARKS CLEAN-UP

AT WAKEFIELD PARK COMMUNITY BUILDING SATURDAY, APRIL 25 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

MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY GYMS Carver Community Gym • 2680 Upper Afton Road • 651.249.2135

GENERAL INFO

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.

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 March must be made no later than February 20)*

Maplewood’s Annual

ALL Parks Clean-Up

April 25, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am

Lend a hand and help protect the future of our parks! 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 at the Wakefield Park Community Building 1860 Hazelwood Street:

8:00am - 10:00am For more information contact Audra Robbins, 651.249.2125 audra.robbins@maplewoodmn.gov

WELLNESS, ARTS, & FUN FOR EVERYONE!

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ART CLASSES WITH KIDCREATE STUDIO AT WAKEFIELD PARK COMMUNITY BUILDING-1860 HAZELWOOD STREET

ART & STEM

PAW PATROL ART CLASS (AGES 18 MONTHS-6 YEARS)

TUESDAYS, FEBRUARY 4 - FEBRUARY 25, 10:00AM - 11:00AM Ryder says it best, “No job is too big, no pup is too small!” This is your invitation to help us tackle the big job of creating awesome Paw Patrol art! We’ll explore different techniques, styles and materials to create art inspired by all our favorite rescue pups: Marshall, Chase, Zuma, Skye and more! Get ready, cause “PAW Patrol is on a roll!” Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Cost is $60

SING-ALONG ART (AGES 18 MONTHS-6 YEARS)

TUESDAYS, MARCH 24 - APRIL 14, 10:00AM - 11:00AM Come and sing along with us as we create art inspired by your child’s favorite songs such as: “I’m a Little Tea Pot,” “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and more. We’ll use glow-in-the-dark paint to make our little stars twinkle, get those “Wheels on the Bus” rolling with paint and make bright, sunny art as we sing “You Are My Sunshine.” Combine your child’s love of art and music in this funfilled class! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Cost is $60

LEGO®-inspired ENGINEERING CLASSES WITH PLAY-WELL TEKnologies AT WAKEFIELD PARK COMMUNITY BUILDING-1860 HAZELWOOD STREET

MINECRAFT ENGINEERING WITH LEGO MATERIALS (AGES 5-7) MONDAY - FRIDAY, JULY 13 - JULY 17 9:00AM - 12:00PM Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as a Creeper, a Lava Trap and a Minecart. Create your favorite Minecraft mobs, tools and objects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. Cost is $150.00

MINECRAFT MASTER ENGINEERING WITH LEGO MATERIALS (AGES 7-12)

MONDAY - FRIDAY, JULY 13 - JULY 17 1:00PM - 4:00PM Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® parts! Build an Iron Golem, the Nether Portal and the Ender Draon. Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects. Cost is $150.00

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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.

TUMBLING & GYMNASTICS CLASS SCHEDULE

MONDAYS, MARCH 16 - APRIL 20 5:30PM - 6:15PM 6:15PM - 7:00PM 7:00PM - 7:45PM

Tots 1 Tots 2 Tots 3

THURSDAYS, MARCH 19 - APRIL 23 5:30PM - 6:15PM 6:15PM - 7:00PM 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Gymnastics 1 Gymnastics 2 Gymnastics 3

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 PRESCHOOL GYMBOREE (AGES 1-5) routines, one handed cartwheels and flipping. We will be rotating on AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER bars and improving balance and flexibility. Equipment will consist of THURSDAYS, 10:00AM - 11:30AM, NOW - APRIL 2 Join us in the gym for a roly poly good time. We provide the low and high beams, low bars, mats and foam courses. balls, mats, music, toys & games – you bring the fun. Preschool Gymboree is not a structured program and children must be GYMNASTICS 3 - ADVANCED accompanied by an adult. If you bring outside equipment along, This class is for children ages 7 - 12 years. This structured class will include vaulting, basic leaps and turns on high beams, indepen- it must be approved by the gym monitor. Jump Castle included. dent routines, one handed cartwheels and flipping. We will be rotat- Cost is $5.00 per child (cash or check only) *Children under 12 months are free. ing 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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Spring Soccer AT MAPLEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL Tuesdays or Thursdays WEEKS OF APRIL 28th - JUNE 4 4yr: 6:00PM-7:00PM 5-6yr: 6:00PM-7:00PM 7-9yr: 7:15PM-8:15PM Fee: $65.00

REGISTER BY APRIL 10TH

YOUTH VOLLEYBALL CLINIC (AGES 6-14)

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM TUESDAYS, MARCH 17 - APRIL 28 (NO CLASS MAR 24) 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

YOUTH BASKETBALL CLINIC (AGES 4-12)

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM THURSDAYS, APRIL 2 - MAY 7 This clinic is designed for boys and girls who want to learn the basic skills of basketball. Participants will learn the basics first leading to game play. Hoop heights will be adjusted to meet the needs of participants. Cost is $55.00, *Clinic T-shirt included. AGES 4-6 AGES 7-9 AGES 10-12

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

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YOUTH RECREATION

T-BALL (AGES 4-8)

AT EDGERTON AND AFTON FIELDS (games will alternate fields each week) SUNDAYS, JUNE 14 - AUGUST 9 (NO GAMES JULY 5) **Up to two weather cancellations will be made up** 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 provide a field coordinator 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, we use a ball designed for safety and confidence. Each week will start with 15-20 minutes of practice followed by 40-45 minutes of game play. Practice time will be led by the field coordinators with the help of each teams’ parent coaches working with their team. During the game play, the field coordinator 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 at 651-249-2204. AGES 4-5 4:00PM - 5:00PM AGES 4-5 or AGES 6-8 5:15PM - 6:15PM AGES 6-8 6:30PM - 7:30PM

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). Registration deadline is March 18. 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 at 651-249-2204. 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 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

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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 at 651-249-2204. COACH PITCH, GRADES 3 & 4 (2nd grade allowed with previous t-ball/softball experience) GAMES MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS – 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 1 Games start week of June 1 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 13 Games start approx. May 18 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 KIDS IN GRADES K-5

Floor hockey League at edgerton community gym

Game Times:

PARENTS DROP OFF THE KIDS AND ENJOY A NIGHT OUT!

FRIDAYS • 6PM - 8PM

Cost: $55.00

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

Feb 28 • MAr 20

SATURDAYS, MARCH 21 - MAY 2

2680 Upper Afton Road $5.00 per Child FLOOR HOCKEY • BASKETBALL VOLLEYBALL • JUMP CASTLE • ACTIVITIES MUSIC • GAMES Concessions available for purchase

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.

At Carver Community Gym

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

(NO Class April 11)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 6 (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 2 - JUNE 18 (SHERWOOD PARK) S2: JULY 7 - JULY 23 (SHERWOOD PARK) S3: AUGUST 4 - AUGUST 20 (SHERWOOD PARK) 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 2 - JUNE 18 (SHERWOOD PARK) S2: JULY 7 - JULY 23 (SHERWOOD PARK) S3: AUGUST 4 - AUGUST 20 (SHERWOOD PARK)

SPRING YOUTH TENNIS ($60.00/SESSION) LITTLE STARS (PARENT/CHILD AGES 4-6) AT SHERWOOD PARK TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, MAY 5 - MAY 21 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 SHERWOOD PARK TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, MAY 5 - MAY 21 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 2 - JUNE 18, 7:30PM - 8:30PM AT SHERWOOD PARK 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 7 - JULY 23, 7:30PM - 8:30PM AT SHERWOOD PARK 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 4 - AUGUST 20, 7:30PM - 8:30PM AT SHERWOOD PARK 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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WINTER/SPRING DANCE CLASSES WITH MAYER ARTS

YOUTH RECREATION

AT WAKEFIELD PARK COMMUNITY BUILDING-1860 HAZELWOOD STREET **Scholarships are available for qualifying Maplewood residents** Winter/Spring Dance Recital Theme: Frozen Wonderland Shows: Sunday, June 7, 2:00PM & 3:30PM Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, June 4, 5:30PM-7:30PM

WISH UPON A BALLET (AGES 3-5)

MONDAYS, FEBRUARY 3 - JUNE 1, 5:15PM - 6:00PM (NO CLASSES FEB. 17, MAR. 9, & MAY 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! Girls and boys will need ballet shoes and wear comfortable clothes they can move around in. Cost is $160

HIP HOP AND TAP (AGES 5-8)

MONDAYS, FEBRUARY 3 - JUNE 1, 6:00PM - 7:00PM (NO CLASSES FEB. 17, MAR. 9, & MAY 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 $170

BALLET AND TAP (AGES 9-14)

MONDAYS, FEBRUARY 3 - JUNE 1, 7:00PM - 8:00PM (NO CLASSES FEB. 17, MAR. 9, & MAY 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 $170

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

TUESDAYS, FEBRUARY 11 - MAY 26, 5:15PM - 5:45PM (NO CLASS MAR. 10) 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 $160

PRE-BALLET AND TAP (AGES 3-5)

TUESDAYS, FEBRUARY 11 - MAY 26, 5:45PM - 6:30PM (NO CLASS MAR. 10) 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 $160

BALLET AND TAP (AGES 6-9)

TUESDAYS, FEBRUARY 11 - MAY 26, 6:30PM - 7:30PM (NO CLASS MAR. 10) 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 $170

HIP HOP (AGES 7-12)

TUESDAYS, FEBRUARY 11 - MAY 26, 7:30PM - 8:15PM (NO CLASS MAR. 10) 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 $160 *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. All boys and students in hip hop only will need black pants.

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Ballroom Dance

WAKEFIELD PARK COMMUNITY BUILDING • 1860 HAZELWOOD ST Dance the night away with instructors from Dance and Entertainment Studios during our 6 week dance sessions. All ages and levels are welcome in these beginner level classes. Those without partners will rotate with each other and the instructor. Meet new friends and practice leading and following your new dance patterns-that’s what social dancing is all about! THURSDAYS, FEB 27 - APR 2

SESSION 1: Tango & Swing 6:00PM - 6:50PM SESSION 2: Waltz & Rumba 7:00PM - 7:50PM

THURSDAYS, APR 9 - MAY 14

SESSION 1: West Coast Swing & Salsa 6:00PM - 6:50PM SESSION 2: Foxtrot & Cha-Cha 7:00PM - 7:50PM

COST: $75.00/Person/Session

BEAN BAG TOSS LEAGUE-Double Headers (Ages 18+)

AT FOUR SEASONS PARK - HOCKEY RINK AREA - 1685 GERVAIS COMPETITIVE: Players regularly get 1 bag in hole per 4 throws RECREATIONAL: Players do not regularly get bags in the hole TIME: GAMES BETWEEN 6:00PM - 9:00PM The City of Maplewood offers a fun Bags League. Grab a partner and join other teams in throwing some bags in our fun bags league. Games are played outdoors at Four Seasons Park. League rules are available online. Teams consist of 2 players. Each week, teams will play two matches, best 2 out of 3 games per match. Teams are split into two tiers after regular season for the playoffs. League champions will receive champion t-shirts. League rules available online. Cost is $80.00/team/session. SPRING SESSION: SUMMER SESSION: FALL SESSION:

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TUESDAYS, MAY 5 - JUNE 23 (Register by April 27) TUESDAYS, JULY 14 - SEPTEMBER 1 (Register by July 6) THURSDAYS, SEPT 3 - OCTOBER 22 (Register by August 24)

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ADULT TENNIS

ADULT SUMMER SOFTBALL (Ages 18+)

DATES: FEBRUARY 5 - First day for RETURNING teams to register FEBRUARY 12 - First day for NEW teams to register APRIL 20 - Single Header Leagues start (weather permitting) MAY 4 - 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)

AT SHERWOOD PARK BEGINNERS (AGES 18+) MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS, MAY 4 - MAY 20, 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

LEAGUE OPTIONS GAME DAY LEAGUE SINGLE OR DOUBLE HEADER MAX TEAMS Monday Men’s D Single 8 Teams Men’s D Double 8 Teams Wednesday Men’s D Single 12 Teams Women’s D Single 12 Teams Thursday Men’s D Upper Double 8 Teams Men’s D Lower Single 8 Teams

ADVANCED BEGINNERS (AGES 18+) MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS, MAY 4 - MAY 20, 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

MAPLEWOOD/WHITE BEAR LAKE JOINT LEAGUES

WOMEN’S SPRING VOLLEYBALL

*NEW JOINT CITY WOMEN’S AND CO-REC OFFERINGS - SEE BELOW*

These leagues are offered as a joint league with White Bear Lake. Leagues rotate play locations between cities and have different rules/league details than regular Maplewood leagues. More information will be available on our website and in the upcoming registration packet. DATES: Games start early May GAMES: 12 game regular season, end of season playoff COST: $525/team LEAGUE OPTIONS GAME DAY LEAGUE SINGLE OR DOUBLE HEADER Tuesday Women’s D Single/Double Mix Sunday Co-Rec D Single/Double Mix

ADULT CO-REC KICKBALL LEAGUE

AT GOODRICH PARK TUESDAY EVENING DOUBLE HEADERS REGULAR SEASON: JUNE 9 - JULY 7 PLAYOFFS: JULY 14 TIME: 6:00PM - 9:00PM GAME STARTS 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? 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 for regular season champions, playoff champions and playoff runner up. Cost is $300.00/team.

MAX TEAMS 8 Teams 8 Teams

Adult

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 $280.00 per team. Registration Deadline, March 6. REGISTRATION DATES: FEBRUARY 3 - Returning Teams FEBRUARY 13 - Returning Teams

L League L A B K KIC

June 9 - July 7 • 6PM - 9PM Game Starts TUESDAY EVENING DOUBLE HEADERS CO-REC (MINIMUM OF 4 WOMEN PER TEAM)

Playoffs take place on July 14. Awards are given to the regular season champ, playoff champ, and playoff runner-up. All games will be officiated.

At Goodrich Park $300/Team

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ADULT RECREATION

($60.00/SESSION)

Maplewood 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.


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 3 FOR ALL APRIL & MAY SHOWS* THE MUSIC MAN-registration NOW open!

AT CHANHASSEN DINNER THEATRES - Chanhassen, MN WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 OR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 10:00AM AND RETURN BETWEEN 5:30PM - 6:00PM A fun and transformative story, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best! This musical theatre classic features songs like “(Ya Got) Trouble,” “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “The Wells Fargo Wagon,” “Till There Was You,” “Gary, Indiana” and more! Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation. The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall. 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).

THE BIKINIS, A NEW MUSICAL BEACH PARTY-registration opens March 3! AT DAYTRIPPERS DINNER THEATER-Bloomington, MN WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1

LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 11:15AM AND RETURN AROUND 4:15PM Move over JERSEY BOYS, make room for...The Bikinis! Back together again for the first time in twenty years, these ‘Jersey Girls’ will deliver sun, fun and a rockin’ good time that will have everyone dancing in the aisles! A girl group from the Jersey Shore reunites to raise money for the good folks at Sandy Shores Mobile Home Beach Resort. Reliving their heyday (they don’t wear their bikinis anymore) from the summer of ’64, these four inseparable friends, who won the Belmar Beach Talent Contest wearing just their bikinis, offer a nonstop celebration of song from their early days through the next two decades. Join these four best friends, as they relive the past with hits, including “IT’S IN HIS KISS”, “YELLOW POLKA DOT BIKINI”, “HEAT WAVE”, “UNDER THE BOARDWALK”, “THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN’”, “THE TWIST”, “WHEN WILL I BE LOVED”, “MIDNIGHT BLUE”, “I’M EVERY WOMAN”, “I WILL SURVIVE”...and many more. 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).

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AT IVES AUDITORIUM - Bloomington, MN WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 OR WEDNESDAY, MAY 13

LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 10:45AM AND RETURN AROUND 4:30PM Set at a Catskills resort in 1960, this is the sweetly comic story of Lois and Marge, two friends from Brooklyn in search of good times and romance over one wild Labor Day weekend. The score showcases 18 Neil Sedaka classics, including “Where the Boys Are”, “Sweet Sixteen”, “Calendar Girl”, “Love Will Keep Us Together” and of course, the chart-topping title song. 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).

THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB-registration opens March 3! AT OLD LOG THEATRE - Excelsior, MN WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 OR WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 11:00AM AND RETURN BETWEEN 4:30PM - 5:30PM This touching comedy centers around five Southern women who became friends on their college swim team. The group sets aside a long weekend every August to recharge their relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. The play begins 22 years after they graduate from college. “The Dixie Swim Club” focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce and aging) that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of ‘teamwork’, rally around their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. It is really a study in friendship and how it grows and changes through the years. Jones Hope Wooten are the authors of “Golden Girls” and “Savannah Sipping Society” 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).

T’AI CHI CH’AUN (Ages 16+)

AT DRAGONS KUNG FU STUDIO, 2572 7th Ave E., North St. Paul WEDNESDAYS, 7:30PM - 8:30PM T’ai Chi Ch’uan, practiced in China for 2500 years, uses slow relaxed movements to develop strength while eliminating tension. While doing so you will strengthen your arms and legs, improve balance and flexibility, reduce stress and help increase energy levels. A growing body of research also suggests that practicing T’ai Chi Ch’uan has many benefits, resulting in relaxation, improved balance, and a significant improvement in quality of life! Come experience the benefits for yourself! Class is taught with a traditional set of training ideals by Gold T’ai Chi Ch’uan group Head Instructor, Elaine Schrade. Cost is $75.00. SESSION 1: MARCH 18 - MAY 20 SESSION 2: MAY 27 - JULY 29

WELLNESS,

Pastries & Painting

WITH VANESSA MERRY OF MERRY TIME ARTS WAKEFIELD PARK COMMUNITY BUILDING, 1860 HAZELWOOD ST. FRIDAYS, 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Session 2: February 7th - North St. Paul Snowman Session 3: March 13th - Stillwater Bridge Session 4: April 24th - Duluth Lift Bridge 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. Cost: $40 per session, adults only.

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

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ADULT DAY TRIPS

BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO-registration opens March 3!


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 online www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnlineGo button. If you have trouble registering online, call 651-249-2170. You may also register by check or cash - send 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. Most programs are held at Maplewood Nature Center unless noted otherwise. For more information please call: 651-249-2170 or e-mail: info@maplewoodnaturecenter.com.

EXPLORE NATURE SKETCHING (ADULTS & CHILDREN AGES 10+ WITH ADULT)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1:00PM - 3:00PM Beat the winter blues and join us for an afternoon of indoor sketching at the Maplewood Nature Center. Skulls, shells, seed pods, and much more available for you to sketch, and learn about from the Naturalist. Artist Heather Hultgren will go over sketching basics for beginners, or if you are an advanced sketcher, you can dive right in! Beginners, and all levels. Bring your favorite supplies; sketchbook, permanent ink pens, pencils, markers, watercolors (some onsite supplies available.) Heather Hultgren has drawn and painted nature for many years in a variety of mediums. Learn more about her work at www.heatherhultgren.com. Fee: $10.00/person, prepay by Thursday, February 6. Activity #16711

SKETCHING AND DRAWING BIRDS (ADULTS)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 1:00PM - 4:00PM Can’t find time to draw at home? Join Graphic Artist Arturo Leyva as he leads you through some drawing exercises designed to help improve your technique. Use charcoal and pencil to sketch the nature center’s wildlife taxidermy. Observe the anatomy and feathers of a variety of birds in detail. Skill Level: Advanced beginner to intermediate. Bring your own drawing pad, board, easel, and favorite sketching materials. Basic charcoal, pencils, erasers and some paper provided. Fee: $15 per student, prepay by Wednesday, March 25. Activity #16712

WILD ANIMAL TRACKS, NATURE FAMILY FUN WITH ECFE

(FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGES 4 & UNDER) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 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 tips and tricks for getting outside in winter with kids! 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. Fee: $5/child, adults free, but must register as well by Friday, February 14. Activity #16713

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WINTER WOODPECKER WALK

(ADULTS, FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGES 7+) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Learn about common woodpeckers in our area and what they can tell us about tree health, then join the naturalist for a woodpecker walk or snowshoe (need 6 inches of snow) on our trails! We’ll tally species for reporting using the eBird app. Make a pinecone suet feeder to bring home. Fee: $6/person, prepay by Thursday, February 20. Activity #16714

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FEBRUARY 2020 - APRIL 2020


EDGERTON COMMUNITY GARDEN PLOT REGISTRATION FOR THE 2020 SEASON (ADULTS)

NATURE CENTER

AT EDGERTON COMMUNITY GARDEN: CORNER OF ROSELAWN & EDGERTON, NORTH OF EDGERTON ELEMENTARY WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 10:00AM: RETURNING GARDENER REGISTRATION BEGINS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 10:00AM: 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 inch height) or a 3’ x 5’ ADA accessible raised bed for the 2020 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 2020 garden season: Friday, May 1- Monday, October 19. Activity #16734 Online Registration: www.maplewoodmn.gov/communitygarden Garden Questions: 651-249-2173 or help registering online: 651-249-2170

PRUNING SHRUBS IN YOUR RAIN GARDEN OR YARD (ADULTS)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 10:00AM - 11:30AM March is a great time to prune most types of shrubs. Learn pruning techniques that promote plant health and work with the aesthetic of the plant’s natural form. We’ll cover the basics indoors and then venture out to the Nature Center yard to practice. Dress for the outdoors. Fee: $5/person, prepay by Wednesday, March 4. Activity #16715

NATIVE SEED TREATMENTS FOR BEGINERS

(ADULTS & CHILDREN AGES 14+ WITH ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 1:30PM - 3:00PM 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, and a large covered plastic takeout container. Fee: $8/person, prepay by Wednesday, March 4. Activity #16724

BACKYARD SYRUPING

(ADULTS & FAMILIES) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 1:30PM - 3:00PM Help kick off maple syruping season by learning to make nutritious and delicious maple syrup at home! Get acquainted with tree tapping tools and equipment and help tap a real tree. Taste maple sap and real maple syrup! Spiles, bags and holders will be available for an additional cost; limit 2 per participant! Fee: $5/person, prepay by Thursday, March 12. Activity #16717

MAPLE SAP INTO SYRUP, NATURE FAMILY FUN WITH ECFE

(FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGES 4 & UNDER) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 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 also learn about some amazing American Indian inventions and innovations in MN! 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. Fee: $5/child, adults free, but must register as well by Friday, March 20. Activity #16718

FROG MONITOR VOLUNTEER TRAINING & REFRESHER

(ADULTS & CHILDREN AGES 12+ WITH ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 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 spring if you do not plan to volunteer. FREE! Pre-register by Thursday, March 26. Activity #16721

SPRING TO YOUR SENSES PUPPET SHOW

(AGES 2-8 WITH ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 10:30AM - 11:45AM Laugh and sing along with squirrel, duck, goose and more, as they get ready for spring at the Maplewood Nature Center pond! Outside, use your eyes and ears to look and listen for the REAL wild animals! Complete the Alphabet Nature Bingo on your way. Snack and Craft included. Great for families and small day care groups (up to 8 kids). Fee: $5/child, adults free but must register by Wednesday, April 1. Activity #16731

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NATURE CENTER

VEGETABLE GROWING BASICS: VEGETABLE GROWING BASICS: SOIL, SEEDS AND SPACE

(ADULTS & CHILDREN AGES 12+ WITH ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 6:30PM - 9:00PM Discover the joy and satisfaction of “homegrown”! Taught by Master Gardeners, this workshop is an introduction to organic vegetable gardening, covering topics such as soil and compost, prepping your garden space, what grows in Minnesota and selecting and sowing seeds. Fee: Prepay $10/person, register by Tuesday, March 10. Activity #16719

VEGETABLE GROWING BASICS: PLANT, WEED AND WATER (ADULTS & CHILDREN AGES 12+ WITH ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 6:30PM - 9:00PM Discover the joy and satisfaction of “homegrown”! Taught by Master Gardeners, this workshop is an introduction to organic vegetable gardening covering topics such as garden tools, plant selection, mulching, watering, dealing with garden pests and other garden maintenance. Fee: Prepay $10/person, register by Tuesday, March 17. Activity #16720

FEED THE ANIMALS

(ADULTS & CHILDREN AGES 4+ WITH ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 10:00AM - 11:00AM Watch the toad and salamander slurp up a treat! Afterward, compare and contrast how they feel! Discover how and where to look for them in the wild and learn what you can do to help them survive. FREE! Register online by Friday, April 3. Activity #16722

WALK BY THE LIGHT OF THE SUPER MOON

(ADULTS & CHILDREN AGES 7+ WITH ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 7:00PM - 8:30PM The moon is close to the earth and seems larger than ever! Observe and track our nocturnal nature sightings as we hike by the light of the moon! Small scout troops may attend as well. Fee: Prepay $5/person, register online by Sunday, April 5. Activity #16723

SPRING POND CREATURES, NATURE FAMILY FUN WITH ECFE

(FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGES 4 & UNDER) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 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 also learn about phenology and climate change in MN! 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. Fee: $5/child, adults free, but must register as well by Friday, April 17. Activity #16726

NESTING AND OVERWINTERING HABITAT FOR BEES (ADULTS)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 1:00PM - 3:30PM The availability of nesting habitat is a critical yet often over-looked NATIVE PLANTS DO DOUBLE DUTY: STOP, WATER factor impacting native bee populations. This training will offer AND FEED POLLINATORS!! practical approaches to creating and managing a variety of nesting (ADULTS) and overwintering habitat features for bees, including dead wood, stems, brush, rock piles, bare ground, leaf litter and more. AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 7:00PM - 8:30PM Approaches are relevant to gardeners, landscapers, natural resource professionals and anyone interested in taking the next step Deep rooted plants help reduce flooding, filter pollutants and provide food for disappearing pollinators such as monarch butterflies and nonin supporting pollinators. The training will include both aggressive bees. In addition, replacing turf with these native grasses and classroom and field components, including a search for active nests wildflowers reduce geese problems. In this class, learn to identify 10 work- of stem-nesting bees! Instructed by researcher Colleen Satyshur horse plants and the pollinators that depend on them. Dramatic research (University of MN), and Naturalist, Oakley Biesanz with instructional materials from the Xerces Society. Space is limited, so register early on the ability of raingardens to help prevent run-off will be shared. Take home an initial design that will work in most sunny spots. FREE! Seating to hold your spot! Fee: $5/person, prepay by Wednesday, April 15. is limited, register by Tuesday, April 7. Activity #16724 Activity #16727

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FEBRUARY 2020 - APRIL 2020


Learn about Maplewood nature and other nearby places while enjoying a cold one! Watch and interact with several short informal nature/science presentations by Maplewood Nature Center Naturalists. 15 minute presentations starting at: 6:00PM - Frog Reconstitution 6:30PM - How to High Five a Bumblebee 7:00PM - What Minnesota Bat is your spirit animal 7:30PM - Burn, Baby, Burn and other natural resource tales • No fee or cover charge! • Present your fundraiser coupon for Maplewood Nature Center (located on the back page of this book) at Crooked Pint! • Follow us on Facebook for details!

SERVICE PROJECT DAY FOR GROUPS & INDIVIDUALS

(ADULTS & CHILDREN AGES 8+ WITH ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Schedule for a community service project with your group, family or on your own at Maplewood Nature Center! Help with litter pickup, cutting back gardens, clearing the trail and other tasks. Call the Nature Center to schedule a time and task: 651-249-2170. Activity #16728

EDGERTON COMMUNITY GARDEN OPEN HOUSE

(ALL AGES) AT EDGERTON COMMUNITY GARDEN: CORNER OF ROSELAWN & EDGERTON, NORTH OF EDGERTON ELEMENTARY FRIDAY, MAY 1, 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. Activity #16729

TREE-MENDOUS ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION!

(ALL AGES, FAMILIES, ADULTS, YOUTH GROUPS) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, MAY 2, 1:00PM - 3:00PM Join us in a celebration of trees and all they do for us! Fun activities for both kids and adults will help all ages discover and learn about trees, bees and birds that depend on them. Meet Ella the Bee, enter a drawing for a gift certificate to purchase a tree from Maplewood’s Tree Sale and complete the Tree Quest trail to win prizes for both kids and adults. Tree Care Advisory Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate how to care for and properly plant a tree. Visit with a surprise live animal and build a beehouse or birdhouse to take home. Enjoy tree games, crafts and snacks while supplies last. All for FREE! Drop-in program no registration required. Activity #16730

MORELS AND MORE WITH RON SPINOSA

(ADULTS & TEENS AGES 14+) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER THURSDAY, MAY 7, 6:30PM - 8:30PM Come and learn about Minnesota’s State Mushroom, the morel, from Ron Spinosa of the Minnesota Mycological Society. This class will include: When and where to find Morels, How to identify Morels and distinguish them from the poisonous False Morels and Methods of preserving and cooking Morels. We will also get to know some other mushrooms that appear in the spring. There will be a mushroom walk following the presentation. Fee: $8/person, prepay by Monday, May 4. Activity #16732

TOADALLY AWESOME TOADS!

(CHILDREN AGES 3 - 6 WITH ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, MAY 9, 10:00AM - 11:00AM Learn all about toads and tadpoles during this preschool-age story and nature discovery time! It’s thrilling to discover toads along the pond’s edge. Touch our friendly captive toad and make a toady craft. Fee: $5 per child, prepay by Thursday, May 7. Activity,#16733

WELLNESS, ARTS, & FUN FOR EVERYONE!

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NATURE CENTER

NATURE ON TAP: FUNDRAISER (BEST FOR ADULTS 21 AND OVER) AT CROOKED PINT ALE HOUSE AND EVENT CENTER, 1734 ADOLPHUS ST., MAPLEWOOD, MN 55117 FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 5:00PM - 8:00PM


PARTNERSHIPS

COMMUNITY 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 Sean Johnson at jrpolars@gmail.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 more information about programs/events 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 of 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

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MAPLEWOOD PARKS & RECREATION • FEBRUARY 2020 - APRIL 2020


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 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.

For more information on any of these opportunities, please call: 651-249-2111

WELLNESS, ARTS, & FUN FOR EVERYONE!

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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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February - April, 2020

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February - April, 2020