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

SPECIAL EVENTS

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YOUTH RECREATION KID CITY

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ADULT RECREATION ADULT DAY TRIPS

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NATURE CENTER PROGRAMS

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GENERAL INFO

MAPLEWOOD PICNIC SHELTERS

The City of Maplewood has picnic facilities at several of our parks. Picnic shelters not listed are a “first come, first served” shelter. There is a fee and a $100.00 damage deposit required to reserve a shelter.

CONTACT US PARKS & RECREATION

PROGRAMS/ATHLETICS 1902 COUNTY ROAD B EAST 651-249-2111

NATURE CENTER 2659 EAST 7TH STREET

PICNIC SHELTERS

651-249-2170

651-249-2120

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

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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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Wakefield Park will undergo renovations during the summer of 2018 and will be unavailable for reservations. Thanks for your patience while we make this park an even better place to play!

HOW DO I RESERVE A PICNIC SHELTER?

PICNIC SHELTERS CELEBRATE SUMMER EVENTS MAPLEWOOD REC RUN 3K/5K SPECIAL EVENTS YOUTH RECREATION KID CITY ADULT RECREATION ADULT DAY TRIPS MUSIC IN THE BARN MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SUPPORT MAPLEWOOD PARKS & REC COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

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 the shelter. Details to include in the request: name of shelter you are interested in, event date/time, number of attendees, and the intended use of the shelter. •Fees are due at the time of reservation and are required to reserve a picnic shelter. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and America 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 & Rec Office the following business day. Park buildings and shelters are limited to use by rental applicant and party only. •Damage deposit (if required) 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 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

MAPLEWOOD PARKS & RECREATION • MAY 2018 - JULY 2018


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

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY TREASURE HUNT

GENERAL INFO

SPOTLIGHT A PARK: GLADSTONE SAVANNA

SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 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 at 7:00AM on June 2. Find the boot and claim your prize by calling 651.249.2125.

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)

2018 Rates: • $40.00/Court/Hour • $50.00/Full Court/Hour • $500.00 Full Gym (8 Hours)

COMMUNITY GYM PARTY PACKAGES

Looking for somewhere to have a party or just get together with friends for some fun? We offer partygoers equipment to play volleyball, basketball, soccer, floor hockey, football, and other activities. Have a game or activity that you would like to play? Bring it with! Must be approved by gym monitor. This is a great option for adult outings, family gatherings, birthday parties, and more! For parties we allow light decorating of the area during your scheduled rental time and we’ll have tables set up when you arrive for gifts, cake or pizza and have the gym ready for fun. Call 651-249-2121 to book or to ask any questions. *Rental requests must be made at least 10 days prior to the 1st of the month in which the rental will take place. (Example: a rental request for June must be made no later than May 21)*

WELLNESS, ARTS, & FUN FOR EVERYONE!

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CELEBRATE SUMMER! SPECIAL EVENTS

TOUCH A TRUCK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 6:00PM - 7:30PM @ YMCA/MCC Touch and Explore Vehicles of all Kinds! • Fire Trucks • Police Cars • Giant City Trucks • Ambulance • Bounce Castle • Kid City Booth • 3M Visiting Wizards • Nature Center Activities • & Much More!! ng pti elf ce Ac d Sh s! n o Fo natio Do

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5th ANNUAL MAPLEWOOD REC RUN 3K/5K AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER/YMCA UPPER PARKING LOT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 RACE DAY SCHEDULE: • Check-In Starts: 9:00AM • Pre Race Activities: 9:00AM - 9:45AM • Pre Race Stretch: 9:45AM - 10:00AM • Race Begins: 10:00AM • Race Awards: 11:00AM (Approx.)

All Proceeds Benefit The Maplewood Parks & Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund

REGISTER BY

SEPT 19

TO GUARANTEE YOUR RACE SHIRT

Maplewood Parks & Recreation is excited to host our annual Rec Run 3k/5k! This fun event is for all skill levels from serious runners to a family looking for a fun fall event! The race has a 3k option for younger runners/families or a full 5k! The race starts at the Maplewood Community Center upper parking lot and heads down the Gateway Trail to Robinhood Park (the 3k turnaround) or continue to Flicek Park (the 5k turnaround). A child gets to run free with a paid adult and any child 3 and under can participate for free. Each registration comes with FREE race day entry to the Maplewood Community Center/YMCA! COST: INDIVIDUAL: $30.00 FAMILY: $75.00 (max 4 children) FIRE TRUCK & POLICE CAR TOURS *children under 3 run free *one child runs free per paid adult KRAZY HAIR STATION • TEMPORARY TATTOOS GAMES AND KID’S ACTIVITIES Visit the Facebook Event Page! Kids encouraged to dress as their favorite super hero or cartoon character! 4

MAPLEWOOD PARKS & RECREATION • MAY 2018 - JULY 2018


SPECIAL EVENTS

FREE SUMMER MOVIE NIGHTS AT BRUENTRUP FARM

It’s May, spring is in the air, summer is around the corner, and that means it’s time to start planning those perfect family outings. Maplewood Parks & Recreation is offering two family movie nights, June 26 and August 14, at the Bruentrup Farm. Movie selections are made by an open vote. Visit the movie night event page on Maplewood Parks & Recreation’s Facebook to cast your vote for the August movie. The movie selection for August 14 will be available until July 6th featuring the following movie options: Coco, Cars 3, Paddington 2, and The Lorax

These special nights are about more than just movies. The beautiful grounds open at 5:30 p.m. and there will be games, food and drinks for purchase, picnic areas, activity stations for kids, and a delightful petting zoo. Activities run until 7:30 p.m. and the movies begin rolling at 6:30 p.m. Seating in the barn for movies is limited and movies are shown rain or shine. The Bruentrup Farm is located at 2170 County Road D East.

WELLNESS, ARTS, & FUN FOR EVERYONE!

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YOUTH RECREATION

YOUTH SPORTS CLINICS/CAMPS LIL’ SLUGGERS PRESCHOOL BASEBALL/ SOFTBALL CLINIC (AGES 2-5)

AT PLAYCREST PARK MONDAYS, JULY 9 - AUGUST 13 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 $55.00. AGES 2-3 AGES 4-5

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

YOUTH SOCCER CLINIC (AGES 4-9)

AT HAZELWOOD PARK FIELD 3 MONDAYS, JULY 9 - AUGUST 13 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

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

FALL SOCCER STARTER CLINIC (AGES 4-9)

AT HAZELWOOD PARK FIELD 1 MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 10 - OCTOBER 15 OR WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 12 - OCTOBER 17 *Kids will be split between Mondays & Wednesdays Maplewood Parks & Recreation is proud to offer our co-rec youth soccer starter program. The 3v3 format for ages 4-6, and 4v4 format for ages 7-9, will provide for more touches, increased playing time, and most important more fun! This program is six weeks in length and will be played Mondays or Wednesdays with the groups being split between the days. The sessions will be a combination of skill development/instruction and game play. An adult volunteer will be needed for each team. Cost is $65.00. Register by August 24. AGE 4 AGES 5-6 AGES 7-9

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YOUTH BASKETBALL CLINIC (AGES 4-12)

AT CARVER COMMUNITY GYM THURSDAYS, AUGUST 16 - SEPTEMBER 20 This clinic is designed for boys and girls who want to learn the basic skills of basketball. Participants will learn the basics first, leading to game play. Hoop heights will be adjusted to meet the needs of participants. Each participant will receive a clinic t-shirt! The cost is $55.00. AGES 4-6 AGES 7-9 AGES 10-12

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

CHALLENGER SPORTS BRITISH SOCCER CAMPS (AGES 3-16)

AT HAZELWOOD SOCCER FIELD 5 JULY 16 - JULY 20 FIRST KICKS (AGES 3-5): 8:00AM - 9:00AM • $85.00 HALF DAY (AGES 6-11): 9:15AM - 12:15PM • $150.00 HALF DAY (AGES 11-16): 1:00PM - 4:00PM • $150.00 Includes replica jersey, ball, t-shirt, evaluation and poster. Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp is the most popular soccer camp in the country. Hundreds of Challenger coaches each year have helped the company develop one of the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the US. Our experienced staff study the game at all levels and we have identified the key techniques and skills that your players need to work on and master to reach their true potential. Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a daily World Cup tournament. NEW FOR 2018 - participants will be provided free access to the Challenger App and a collection of skill-building videos!

Register at https://challenger.configio.com/

6:00PM - 7:00PM 6:00PM - 7:00PM 7:15PM - 8:15PM MAPLEWOOD PARKS & RECREATION • MAY 2018 - JULY 2018


YOUTH RECREATION

TUMBLING AND GYMNASTICS CLASSES AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER

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

TOTS 2 - BEGINNER

This class is for children 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.

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.

TUMBLING & GYMNASTICS CLASS SCHEDULE SESSION 1: MONDAYS, JULY 9 - AUGUST 13 SESSION 2: MONDAYS, SEPT. 10 - OCT. 15

GYMNASTICS CLASS OPTIONS

5:30PM - 6:15PM 6:15PM - 7:00PM 7:00PM - 7:45PM

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

SESSION 1: THURSDAYS, JUNE 7 - JULY 19 (NO CLASS JULY 5) SESSION 2: THURSDAYS, AUGUST 9 - SEPT. 13

GYMNASTICS 1 - INTRO

GYMNASTICS 2

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

GYMNASTICS 3

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

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5:30PM - 6:15PM 6:15PM - 7:00PM 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Tots 1 Tots 2 Tots 3

Gymnastics 1 Gymnastics 2 Gymnastics 3

SESSION 1: SATURDAYS, JUNE 23 - JULY 28 SESSION 2: SATURDAYS, AUG. 18 - SEPT. 29 (NO CLASS SEPT. 1) 9:30AM - 10:15AM 10:15AM - 11:00AM 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:45PM

MAPLEWOOD PARKS & RECREATION • MAY 2018 - JULY 2018

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YOUTH RECREATION

T-BALL (AGES 4-8)

AT EDGERTON AND AFTON PARK FIELDS SUNDAYS, JUNE 10 - AUGUST 5 (NO CLASS JULY 1) 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. Register by May 29. If interested in volunteer coaching, please indicate so during the registration process or contact the League Director at 651-249-2204

AGES 4-5 AGES 6-8

5:00PM - 6:15PM 6:15PM - 7:30PM

NINJA WARRIOR SUMMER CAMP (AGES 8-13)

AT WOODBURY CONQUER NINJA GYM S1: JUNE 25 - JUNE 28, 9:00AM - 12:30PM S2: JULY 30 - AUGUST 2, 9:00AM - 12:30PM 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!

CARVER SUMMER SPORTS CAMP (AGES 7-12)

AT CARVER COMMUNITY GYM • 2680 UPPER AFTON RD S1: JULY 9 - JULY 13, 9:00AM - 4:00PM S2: AUGUST 6 - AUGUST 10, 9:00AM - 4:00PM Maplewood Parks & Recreation is offering a fun sports camp. This exciting camp will introduce campers to different sports/activities each day and will teach them the basics with fun drills, games and activities from our experienced and energetic staff. This is a great way for kids to experience many different sports, keep them active, and allow them to have fun with others in a structured and organized camp, regardless of skill level or previous knowledge. This full day camp is sure to be a bright spot of the participants’ summer! Snack will be served in the afternoon. Additional snacks available for purchase (chips, candy, Gatorade, water, pop). BRING: Lunch, gym clothes, and tennis shoes. Cost: $160.00.

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YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL CLINIC (AGES 4-12)

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM THURSDAYS, MAY 10 - JUNE 14 This program is designed to provide youth of all skill levels with an opportunity to participate in organized, recreational, non-contact football. Participants will work to develop football skills, teamwork, and most importantly have fun. The sessions will be a combination of skill development/instruction 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 CAMPS (AGES 8-14)

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM 6:00PM - 8:00PM These four day volleyball camps, with instruction provided by Alec Peroza, will improve a player’s all-round game. These camps will provide a longer training session to focus directly on establishing better skills in passing, setting, hitting and learn good court movement. The camp will also increase a player’s volleyball knowledge of real game situations to help prepare them to play in a team setting. This is a great opportunity to prepare a volleyball player for the upcoming season. *Knee Pads Required* Cost is $80.00

JAM THE GYM (GRADES K-5)

AGES 8-10 AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM FRIDAY, MAY 18, 6:00PM - 8:00PM AGES 10-12 Parents, drop off the kids and enjoy a night out! Your child will enjoy floor hockey, basketball, volleyball, activities, music, and games! Concessions are available for purchase. AGES 12-14 Drop-in program, no registration required. Call 651-249-2121 for more information. Cost is $5.00 per child.

WELLNESS, ARTS, & FUN FOR EVERYONE!

JUNE 18 - JUNE 21 JULY 23 - JULY 26 AUGUST 6 - AUGUST 9

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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 5 - JUNE 21 (MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS) S2: JULY 10 - JULY 26 (MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS) S3: AUGUST 7 - AUGUST 23 (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 5 - JUNE 21 (MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS) S2: JULY 10 - JULY 26 (MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS) S3: AUGUST 7 - AUGUST 23 (MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS)

SPRING YOUTH TENNIS ($60.00/SESSION) LITTLE STARS (PARENT/CHILD AGES 4-6) AT MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, MAY 8 - MAY 24 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 8 - MAY 24 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 5 - JUNE 21, 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 10 - JULY 26, 7:30PM - 8:30PM AT MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS This program is for youth who want to take their game to a higher level! They will imrpove 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 7 - AUGUST 23, 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 SOFTBALL

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 10U: Games Tuesdays and Thursdays 12U: Games Tuesdays and Thursdays 14U: Games Mondays and Wednesdays 16U: Games Mondays and Wednesdays 19U: Games Tuesdays and Thursdays

AT EDGERTON COMMUNITY GYM SATURDAYS, OCTOBER 6 - NOVEMBER 17 (NO CLASS NOVEMBER 10) Introduce your youngster to the basic skills of basketball in a relaxed, fun and supportive atmosphere. They will learn shooting, passing, dribbling, defense and team play. Basketballs and baskets will be adjusted to meet the needs of each age group. All participants will receive a t-shirt and mini basketball. Space is limited, register early! Cost is $60.00. Register by September 27. GRADE K GRADE 1 GRADE 2

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

YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUES

(BOYS AND GIRLS GRADES 3-8 based on 2018-2019 school year)

AT VARIOUS SCHOOL LOCATIONS IN VARIOUS COMMUNITIES SATURDAYS, EARLY DECEMBER - EARLY MARCH This recreational program is for girls and boys grades 3-8 (as of the 2018-2019 school year) and is designed to provide all participants with an opportunity to have fun, learn basic basketball skills and learn how to play as a team. Boys and girls will play in separate leagues according to their grade level. The 3rd and 4th grade division will play their games with 9-foot baskets to provide a positive and rewarding experience for the participant, while 5th-8th grade divisions will use regulation 10-foot baskets. Games are played Saturday mornings and afternoons beginning in early December and concluding in early March. Teams will have one practice night per week during the season. Teams will begin practice in November. Cost is $135.00 per participant. Register by October 19.

YOUTH RECREATION

AT VARIOUS FIELDS IN MAPLEWOOD, WHITE BEAR LAKE AND LITTLE CANADA MONDAY - THURSDAY TIMES: 6:00PM or 7:15PM The softball season will begin league play the week of June 4 and conclude with a season-end tournament. Practices will begin approximately 2 - 3 weeks prior to the start of the season. All ages as of January 1, 2018 determine league age. Cost: $80.00. Register by May 4.

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YOUTH RECREATION

SUMMER DANCE CLASSES WITH MAYER ARTS AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER

TUESDAYS, JULY 10 - AUGUST 14 WISH UPON A BALLET: TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER (AGES 3-6) • TUESDAYS, 5:30PM - 6:15PM

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. Shoes will be available to order on the first day of class for an extra fee. Students must be potty trained. Cost is $70.00.

BALLET INTENSIVE (AGES 5-9) • TUESDAYS, 6:15PM - 7:00PM

Looking for a more in-depth ballet class without losing creativity and fun? This class is your answer! We will use the Wish Upon a Ballet curriculum but go even further into specific ballet technique. Your children will not only think it is fun but will improve posture, strength and flexibility in a positive and self-esteem building atmosphere. Dance is proven to not only build strong bodies but strong minds and self-esteem as well! This class is for beginners as well as students with previous dance experience. Ballet shoes are required. Cost is $70.00.

JAZZ/HIP HOP (AGES 5-9) • TUESDAYS, 7:00PM - 7:45PM

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 $70.00.

HORSE CAMP

(AGES 7-12)

AT WOODLOCK STABLES (HUGO, MN) AUGUST 14 - AUGUST 16, 9:00AM-12:30PM This camp is geared for younger riders of all skill levels. Campers will participate in grooming, tacking, and riding each day. Campers depart the Maplewood Community Center/YMCA at 9:00AM and return at approximately 12:30PM. Cost is $160.00. Space is limited, register early!

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ADULT RECREATION

ADULT TENNIS ($60.00/SESSION)

AT MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS BEGINNERS (AGES 18+) MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS, MAY 7 - MAY 23, 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. ADVANCED BEGINNERS (AGES 18+) MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS, MAY 7 - MAY 23, 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.

ADULT FALL SOFTBALL (Ages 18+)

Maplewood Parks & Recreation offers fall softball leagues for men’s, women’s, and co-rec teams. Fall league information will be available in July. Visit our website at www.maplewoodmn.gov/pr or call 651-249-2204 for more information.

T’AI CHI CH’AUN (Ages 16+)

AT DRAGONS KUNG FU STUDIO, 2572 7th Ave E., North St. Paul WEDNESDAYS, 7:30PM - 8:30PM SESSION 1: MAY 23 - AUGUST 1 (NO CLASS JULY 4) SESSION 2: AUGUST 8 - OCTOBER 10 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.

BEAN BAG TOSS LEAGUE (Ages 18+)

AT FOUR SEASONS PARK-HOCKEY RINK AREA 1685 GERVAIS TUESDAYS, 6:30PM - 8:30PM SUMMER SESSION: JULY 31 - SEPTEMBER 18 REGISTER BY JULY 23 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.

FALL VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES (Ages 18+)

AT EDGERTON COMMUNITY GYM & MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER WOMEN’S: WEDNESDAY EVENINGS CO-REC: FRIDAY EVENINGS Maplewood Parks & Recreation women’s and co-rec fall volleyball leagues are offered at various levels of competition. Teams will play one match per week for ten weeks starting in late September 2018. All leagues are officiated and play by the same rules; the difference in leagues being in the skill of the players. LEAGUE FEES: $315.00 - Teams with two or less non-residents $335.00 - Teams with three or more non-residents REGISTRATION DATES: August 6 - Returning Teams (two or less non-residents) August 8 - Returning Teams (three or more non-residents) August 15 - First day for new teams to register REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS AUGUST 29 (or when leagues fill)

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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 MAY 9*

GUYS & DOLLS

AT OLD LOG THEATRE - Excelsior, MN WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6

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

Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong. 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).

ST. PAUL SAINTS BASEBALL GAME AT CHS FIELD - St. Paul, MN WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13

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 Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks. Maplewood Parks and Recreation will provide tickets and transportation to and from the stadium. Cost is $35.00 (includes transportation and game ticket).

WINERY TOUR

AT CHATEAU ST. CROIX WINERY - St. Croix Falls, WI THURSDAY, JULY 12

LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 11:45AM AND RETURN BETWEEN 4:00PM - 4:30PM

Come and enjoy a nice afternoon at the Chateau St. Croix Winery in beautiful St. Croix Falls Wisconsin. This private tour includes visiting the winery and barrel room. Learn how the process to make wine is done. A tour of the vineyard may also be included (weather permitting). After the tour, enjoy a private wine tasting in the Chateau’s art gallery including a cheese and cracker platter. We will be stopping in Taylors Falls or St. Croix Falls for an early lunch at a local restaurant (lunch is not included in the trip fee). Cost is $45.00 (includes transportation, winery tour, wine tasting, and snacks at the winery). *Closed toe footwear required* *Walking tour will include stairs* 16

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AT SURLY BREWING COMPANY - Minneapolis, MN & SUMMIT BREWING COMPANY - St. Paul, MN THURSDAY, JULY 26

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

Enjoy lunch at the Surly Tap Room at noon. After lunch, experience how beer is made during a one hour tour through the Surly Brewing facility and enjoy a sampling of their different beers. From there we will head over to Summit Brewing to experience a tour of their facility, and see a different style of brewing beer. After the tour enjoy samples of Summit Beers. Cost is $30.00 (includes transportation, brewery tour entry, and samples). The option to purchase lunch will be available at the Surly Brewing Tap Room. *Closed toe footwear required* *Walking tour will include stairs*

BEEHIVE

AT OLD LOG THEATRE - Excelsior, MN WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8

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

The story is told from the perspective of six women who came of age in this complex decade, looking back on a host of issues ranging from their first Beehive Dance to the challenges we faced as a nation, all accomplished by a vast array of the most celebrated and memorable songs of the era, songs like: “It’s My Party”, “My Boyfriend’s Back”, “Be My Baby”, “Son of a Preacher Man”, “Proud Mary”, and more... Choose your lunch from these options; braised boneless short ribs, seared pork chop, dill roasted tilapia, or vegetarian pasta dish. Cost is $65.00 (includes transportation, lunch, tax, gratuity, and theater ticket).

ADULT DAY TRIPS

BREWERY TOUR


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, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The Nature Play Yard adjoins the Visitor Center. Trails wind through oak woods and marsh and are available to explore every day from dawn to dusk. Use of facilities is free of charge. For more information about Maplewood Nature Center and its programs visit www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com or call 651-249-2170.

TO REGISTER FOR A NATURE CENTER PROGRAM:

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

ALERT:

Local access to the nature center will be affected by the E 7th and Mayhill Street reconstruction this summer and early fall. Construction is scheduled to begin sometime in late spring or early summer and will continue through September. New pavement and utilities will be installed. There should always be one lane open, and closures will be posted on our webpage. Depending on what is happening, we may schedule some programs to start at different entrances throughout the park. Please call the Nature Center at 651-249-2170 or e-mail info.nc@maplewoodmn.gov if you have any questions about access. Thank you for your patience during this time.

THE ART OF CHICKEN KEEPING (ADULTS) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER TUESDAY, MAY 1, 6:30PM - 8:00PM Join Instructor Les Larson as he shares tips and tricks for keeping chickens, starting with his unique, energy efficient solar coop design. Learn how to make caring for chickens cheap, carefree, enjoyable and complaint-free. Program for those considering raising chickens as well as those who are already raising chickens. Les will be available for a half-hour after class to take questions. FREE, Register online to hold your spot by Sunday, April 29. TREES FOR THE BEES - Girl Scout Arbor Day Celebration (GIRL SCOUTS, AGES

11-13, ACCOMPANIED BY ADULTS) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, MAY 5, 1:00PM - 4:00PM Grades 6-8: Celebrate Arbor Day at the Maplewood Nature Center by investigating the relationship between Trees and Pollinators! Discover how trees and pollinators depend on each other and how to protect them. Explore trees at the nature center, make fun tree art, and learn about food products that come from trees, including maple syrup and fruits. Please dress for the weather and plan on both inside and outside activities. Tree Badge included.

INATURALIST TRAINING (ADULTS AND CHILDREN AGES 10+ WITH AN ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER FRIDAY, MAY 11, 9:00AM - 10:30AM Learn to Track Phenology with iNaturalist. We will walk and observe plants and wildlife happenings on the trails, and then record what we see back at the Nature Center. Option to bring your own smartphone or tablet (ideally download the iNaturalist app ahead of time). If rainy, program will be cancelled. FREE, Register online to hold your spot by Thursday, May 10. INVASIVE PLANT BLITZ AT FISH CREEK (ADULTS) AT FISH CREEK PRESERVE, 1505 HENRY LANE, MAPLEWOOD, MN 55119 SATURDAY, MAY 12, 10:00AM - 12:30PM Help protect our newest preserve by searching for and marking invasive plants for removal! Learn Ramsey County CWMA early detection species and use the EDDMapS App on your smart phone to report! Species include wild parsnip, Oriental bittersweet, narrow-leaf bittercress, common tansy and Japanese hedge parsley. Parsnip may cause burns; long pants, closed toe footwear, tall socks, gloves and a long sleeved shirt are highly recommended. FREE, Register online to hold your spot by Wednesday, May 9. MOTHER’S DAY WILDLIFE STROLL (FOR ALL AGES,

CHILDREN, WITH ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, MAY 12, 1:00PM - 2:30PM Take your Mom and/or Grandma for a Nature Walk! Learn about some Wildlife Adult chaperones required to register and attend with the Moms on the pond as you explore on the trails with the Naturalist. Will the girls. Fee: $15/child. Register beginning Monday, January ducks and geese Mommas still be laying on their eggs in the nest, or will the babies be hatched? Let’s find out! Create a special Mother’s Day card for your 8 at Trees for the Bees Cadette Event (girlscoutsrv.org/ Mom, your Grandma, or your Baby to help you remember this special day. events/), or call 1-800-845-0747. (https://www.girlscoutDads are welcome too! If it is too rainy to walk the trails, we will still show a srv.org/en/events-repository/2018/trees_for_bees.html) spring pond slideshow, and you can explore the exhibit room and make a card. Prepay, $5/person by Thursday, May 10.

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AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER FRIDAY, MAY 18, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Help the Naturalist weed, and learn during this fun work event! Experienced and new gardeners alike are invited to dig in to the native plant gardens at the Maplewood Nature Center with the Naturalist. By the time you leave, you will be able to identify at least four native plants and four weeds. We will be transplanting plants, so there may be a chance to take some divisions home. FREE, Pre-register by Thursday, May 17.

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 7:00PM - 8:30PM Learn how to start gardening with native plants to provide native bees and butterflies with what they need to thrive. Tour the gardens at the Nature Center to identify what’s up, and get ideas for your pollinator garden. Watch a planting demonstration, then take home twelve native pollinator plants to get your garden growing. Fee: Prepay $25/ person. Fee includes a starter set of 4 different native plants, 12 plants total. Register online by Monday, June 4th.

BLOOMS OF FISH CREEK (ADULTS AND CHILDREN

PHENOLOGY WALK (ADULTS AND CHILDREN AGES 10+

AGES 10+ WITH AN ADULT) AT FISH CREEK, MEET AT OAKWOOD CHURCH PARKING LOT, 1388 POINT DOUGLASS ROAD, ST. PAUL, MN 55119 FRIDAY, MAY 18, 6:30PM - 7:45PM Walk the secret and marvelous canyon of Fish Creek to search for woodland wildflowers. Bring hiking sticks, or borrow from the Nature Center. The trail is narrow and uneven, wear sturdy shoes and long pants. FREE, Register online by Thursday, May 17.

WITH AN ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 9:00AM - 10:30AM Help the Nature Center study and record wildlife observations during the current season. Option to bring your own camera, smartphone or tablet and download the iNaturalist app ahead of time. If rainy, program will be cancelled. FREE, Register by June 7.

CREATING EDIBLE LANDSCAPES (ADULTS)

MAKING TWINE FROM BASSWOOD (ALL AGES)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, MAY 19, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Learn all about incorporating edible plants into your landscape, from beautiful accents of red peppers and purple kale, to fruit tree “food forests” full of native fruits and flowers, to gorgeously designed yards that feed the people, pollinators, and the planet. Dina Kountoupes is the owner of Harvest Moon Edible Landscapes, a local business that helps individuals, businesses, schools, and community organizations transform urban landscapes into edible abundance. Fee: $5/person. Register online by Thursday, May 17.

PEER INTO THE POND FAMILY (CHILDREN 5+ WITH ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2:00PM - 3:15PM Catch, identify and release snails, water bugs and minnows from our 600 foot floating boardwalk. View them live under our TV video cam. Is our pond healthy? Find out the answer. FREE, Register online by Friday, May 25.

WATERFEST, “FOLLOW THE FLOW” (ALL AGES)

AT LAKE PHALEN PAVILION SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 11:00AM - 4:00PM Canoe rides, fishing lessons, swimming, bouncy castle, games, school exhibits, live animals, music and dance performances, fair food trucks, fishing contest, and so much more! Enjoy the day on the lake with indoor and outdoor activities. Visit the Nature Center booth at this fun festival! www.rwmwd.org/get-involved/waterfest/ FREE.

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Learn how to create twine and rope from the inner bark of the basswood tree. Watch a demonstration of how to collect and harvest the bark, then make enough twine for a small project to take home. Use a pump drill to drill holes in shells for your creation. Some materials provided. Bring shells from home or use up to 4 from the Nature Center. Fee: $5/person, Register online by Wednesday, June 6.

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST (AGES 8-12)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 1:00PM - 3:00PM Do YOU have what it takes to survive? Learn survival skills about plant identification, shelter building, and fire starting. Then put your knowledge to the test! Wear sturdy, closed toe shoes. Drop off program. Parents must sign a waiver. Fee: $5 per person, Register online by Monday, June 11.

WEED ‘EM & REAP (ADULTS)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Help the Naturalist weed, and learn during this fun work event! Experienced and new gardeners alike are invited to dig in to the native plant gardens at the Maplewood Nature Center with the Naturalist. By the time you leave, you will be able to identify at least four native plants and four weeds. We will be transplanting plants, so there may be a chance to take some divisions home. FREE, Pre-register by Thursday, June 14.

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NATURE CENTER

JUNIOR VOLUNTEERS! (AGES 10-14)

(AGES 14-15 MAY APPLY TO BE ASSISTANT LEADERS) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER DATES: WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 20, 27, JULY 11, 18, 25, AUGUST 1 TIMES: 9:30AM - 11:15PM Fill out waiver and return to Nature Center by Tuesday, June 19 in order to participate Discover nature, seek new discoveries, and take some action! Make new friends and learn outdoor skills - cook with a solar oven, identify poisonous and edible plants, care for live animals and more! Assist the Naturalist with on-going land management projects at the Nature Center and nearby city-owned nature preserves. Use hand tools to clear trails, plant and maintain wildflowers, and more! Long pants and closed toe shoes required. Co-sponsored by Friends of Maplewood Nature. Fee: $25 (5 scholarships available, please call 651-249-2170 to inquire). Pre-register online.

TERRIFIC TURTLES (ALL AGES)

FROG MOON HIKE (ADULTS AND CHILDREN AGES 7+ WITH AN

Pre-pay $5/person. This is a popular one, register early! Register online by Thursday, June 14.

WILDERNESS WISDOM (ADULTS AND CHILDREN AGES 7+

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 10:00AM - 11:30AM • Hey, school’s out! Bring the kids over to meet some cool live turtles native to Minnesota habitats. Interact with snapping turtles, painted turtles and more! Turtles brought to you by Emily of Snake Discovery. • Pretend to be a turtle and make a turtle craft. •Join the Naturalist to look for wild turtles from our boardwalk!

FISH CREEK FAMILY BIOBLITZ

(ADULTS AND CHILDREN AGES 6+ WITH AN ADULT) AT FISH CREEK PRESERVE, 1505 HENRY LANE, MAPLEWOOD, MN 55119 FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 3:00PM - 5:00PM Become a scientist for a day! Join experts, in partnership with Friends of Maplewood Nature and Great River Greening, for hands-on learning in the field. Learn about the importance of species diversity and how you can help protect nature. Will you see an eagle, a dragonfly, or a snake? Who knows? Anything goes! Use field guides, sweep nets, insect jars, binoculars, and clipboards to help generate a Fish Creek species list. Equipment will be available for use or feel free to bring your own. Surveys will be off trail. Long pants, closed toe footwear, and tall socks are highly recommended. A light refreshment will be provided. Fee: FREE, Register online by Friday, June 15.

ADULT) AT FISH CREEK PRESERVE, 1505 HENRY LANE, MAPLEWOOD, MN 55119 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 8:00PM - 9:30PM Join us for an evening hike to listen to frogs and watch the full moon rise! We will learn local frog species and their calls, and then hike to try out our new identification skills. Fee: $5 per person. Register online by Monday, June 25.

WITH AN ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Join the naturalist to discover what’s safe and what to watch out for on your summer camping trips. Make a poison ivy rubbing; learn how to identify stinging nettle and its herbal antidote, wild parsnip and whether wild berries are safe to eat. Learn tips and tricks for preventing ticks and mosquito bites; get your own “ticker” tape and tick remover. Prepay $5/family by June 28.

FIREFLY MAGIC NIGHT HIKE (FOR CHILDREN AGES 4-10

WITH AN ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER THURSDAY, JULY 12, 8:30PM - 10:00PM Early registration recommended. Fireflies are magical bugs with a built-in night light. Learn how and why they light up, and take a hike in search of them. Listen to a firefly story and make your own glow-in-the-dark firefly to take home. Prepay $5/child. Register online by Tuesday, July 10.

ART HIKING STICK AND HIKE (AGES 5+ WITH AN ADULT)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, JULY 14, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Create a personalized, artsy hiking stick, then try it out on a hike around the pond! Prepay $5/hiking stick by Thursday, July 12.

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FISH CREEK BAT SURVEY (ADULTS AND CHILDREN

AGES 7+ WITH AN ADULT) AT FISH CREEK PRESERVE, 1505 HENRY LANE, MAPLEWOOD, MN 55119 THURSDAY, JULY 19, 8:30PM - 10:15PM Hike the trails at twilight to listen for bat clicks and chirps with our electronic echo-locator. Help identify and record species flying over the preserve. Prepay $4/person. Register online by Tuesday, July 17.

PHENOLOGY WALK (ADULTS AND CHILDREN AGES 10+

WITH AN ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER FRIDAY, JULY 20, 9:00AM - 10:30AM Help the Nature Center study and record wildlife observations during the current season. Option to bring your own camera, smartphone or tablet and download the iNaturalist app ahead of time. If rainy, program will be cancelled. FREE, Register by July 19.

TASTY TREATS FROM THE BEES (FOR CHILDREN AGES 4-10 WITH AN ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, JULY 21, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Taste different kinds of honey, and sample food pollinated by bees such as blueberries and raspberries! Learn about different kinds of bees and why they are important. We’ll do an easy and fun bee count to help the bees with the Minnesota Bee Atlas Project at iNaturalist.org that you can also do later in your own backyard or nearby park. Prepay $5/person. Register online by Thursday, July 19. MEET THE ANIMALS (ALL AGES)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2:00PM - 3:00PM Meet a snake, salamander, and toad to learn more about Minnesota’s wild animals and where they live in the summer. You can share your stories about real wild animal encounters, if you choose! Make a slithering craft and have a hoppy good time! Free. Register by Friday, July 27.

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

SUPER SPIDERS (AGES 4-10 WITH AN ADULT, 11+ WITHOUT AN ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Spiders are nature’s bug zappers! Meet live spiders and learn about webs and spider silk. Put together a spider identification book to take home. Hike to look for orb, funnel, jumping and crab spiders. Wear shoes suitable for hiking. FEE: $5/CHILD; Register by Thursday, August 9. MAGNIFICENT MONARCHS (ALL AGES)

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

S’MORE FUN IN THE SUN (CHILDREN AGES 7+ WITH AN ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 1:00PM - 3:00PM Build solar ovens to cook tasty treats, power fans with real solar cells, meet an animal that uses the sun to power its movement, go on a hike around the pond, and finish up with fun activities in the nature play yard! We’ll learn a lot about how nature and people use the sun to survive. Prepay $4/ person by Thursday, August 23.

DAZZLING DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES (FOR CHILDREN AGES 3-8 WITH AN ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 10:00AM - 11:00AM Dazzling colors and zippy flights – Do YOU have what it takes? Catch and release dragonflies and damselflies in the gardens and prairie. Use nets and magnifying lenses to help you catch and observe these amazing creatures. FREE! Register online by Friday, August 3.

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GET INVOLVED!

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

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

ADULT ATHLETIC SIGN SPONSORSHIP

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

FRIENDS OF MAPLEWOOD NATURE

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

YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND

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

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COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

PARTNERSHIPS

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

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. We are also proud to partner with Maplewood Parks and Rec for their fall recreation league; providing coach clinics, weekly skills sessions and certified referees to the program. 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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of July 2018 4th Celebration

Light it Up Maplewood

Wednesday, July 4th • 4pm-10pm • Hazelwood Park Fireworks Show • Food Trucks • Adult Beverages • KID CITY Giant Inflatables • Family Entertainment • Face Painting Live Music by the Good For Gary Band • And More Presented by: The City of Maplewood & The Dog House

www.maplewoodmn.gov/july4th *$3 wristbands for inflatables, no coolers in the park

Sponsors

Bolton & Menk, City & County Credit Union, Children’s Discovery Academy, & Prairie Care

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 6:00PM - 7:30PM • End of summer celebration • KID CITY Laugh In • At Edgerton Park

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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

Recreation Brochure  

May - July, 2018

Recreation Brochure  

May - July, 2018