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MAY - JULY 2019

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

WAKEFIELD COMMUNITY BUILDING SPECIAL EVENTS

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YOUTH RECREATION

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ADULT RECREATION

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ADULT DAY TRIPS

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NATURE CENTER PROGRAMS

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GENERAL INFO

MAPLEWOOD PICNIC SHELTERS

CONTACT US PARKS & RECREATION

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

NATURE CENTER

651-249-2170

PICNIC SHELTERS

651-249-2120

2659 EAST 7TH STREET

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS PICNIC SHELTERS WAKEFIELD COMMUNITY BUILDING SPECIAL EVENTS MAPLEWOOD REC RUN 3K/5K YOUTH RECREATION ADULT RECREATION ADULT DAY TRIPS MUSIC IN THE BARN MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SUPPORT MAPLEWOOD PARKS & REC COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

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WHAT IS RECREATION ONLINE

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

RECYCLING IN THE PARKS

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

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

$50.00/fee Small Shelter $25.00/fee Park Building, No shelter $50.00/fee Small Shelter $50.00/fee Small Shelter $25.00/fee Small Shelter $25.00/fee Small Shelter $25.00/fee Small Shelter $50.00/fee/shelter 2 Shelters available *damage deposit required

Wakefield Park Playground will be replaced during the summer of 2019 and may 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?

•Email gina.kuchenmeister@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. •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. 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

MAPLEWOOD PARKS & RECREATION • MAY 2019 - JULY 2019


Wakefi eld

Community Building 1860 Hazelwood Street

Building Amenities

Accepting reservations beginning June 10th!

gina.kuchenmeister@maplewoodmn.gov 651-249-2120

• Facility Supervisor On Site • Tables & Chairs (seats 65) • Chairs Only (seats 90) • Outdoor Patio with Seating • Accessible Bathrooms • Servery • 40 Cup Coff ee Maker • Microwave • Refrigerator • Trash & Recycling Receptacles • Basic Cleaning Supplies • Warming Room


MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY GYMS

GENERAL INFO

Carver Community Gym • 2680 Upper Afton Road • 651.249.2135 Edgerton Community Gym • 1929 Edgerton Street • 651.249.2145

These gymnasiums are available for rental for basketball, volleyball, tournaments, birthday parties, and special events.

RENTAL RATES

(rental rates below do not include tax) $40.00/Court/Hour • $60.00/Full Court/Hour Full Gym (8+ Hours) • Call for pricing

COMMUNITY GYM PARTY PACKAGES

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

Discover YOUR Parks!

PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT

July 1 - July 31, 2019

Jam the GYM KIDS IN GRADES K-5

PARENTS DROP OFF THE KIDS AND ENJOY A NIGHT OUT!

FRIDAY • 6PM - 8PM MAY 17 last one of the year!

At Carver Community Gym 2680 Upper Afton Road $5.00 per Child Concessions available for purchase

FLOOR HOCKEY • BASKETBALL VOLLEYBALL • JUMP CASTLE ACTIVITIES • MUSIC • GAMES THESE EVENTS ARE DROP-IN PROGRAMS. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. CALL 651.249.2121 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY TREASURE HUNT SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 8:00AM

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 8:00AM on June 1. Find the boot and claim your prize by calling 651.249.2125.

JULY IS NATIONAL PARKS & RECREATION MONTH! Maplewood Parks & Recreation is hosting a Photo Scavenger Hunt! People of all ages are invited to visit 5+ of our beautiful parks, preserves and open spaces throughout Maplewood and take a picture at each site. The top voted photo will be featured on the cover of the next Parks & Recreation Brochure!

2018 Winner!

Visit www.maplewoodmn.gov/pr for contest details and a registration form (available June 1, 2019)

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MAPLEWOOD PARKS & RECREATION • MAY 2019 - JULY 2019


AFTON HEIGHTS PARK • 63 N STERLING ST.

JUNE 12

TOUCH A TRUCK

FREE 6:00PM - 7:30PM FAMILY FREE HOT DOGS, CHIPS, & WATER FUN FOR ALL AGES

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24

Take on our local warriors from the police and fire departments in the inflatable obstacle courses, relay races and other games of skill for prizes and glory!

Touch and Explore Vehicles of all Kinds!

INFLATABLE OBSTACLE COURSES RELAY RACES • JUMP CASTLE • NATURE CENTER ACTIVITY BOOTHS FREE EVENT - PLEASE CONSIDER BRINGING A NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM THAT WILL BE DONATED TO A LOCAL FOOD SHELF

6:00PM - 7:30PM @ MCC/YMCA • Fire Trucks • Giant City Trucks • Bounce Castle • 3M Visiting Wizards

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6th ANNUAL MAPLEWOOD REC RUN 3K/5K AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER/YMCA UPPER PARKING LOT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 RACE DAY SCHEDULE: • Check-In Starts: 9:00AM • Pre Race Activities: 9:00AM - 9:45AM • Pre Race Stretch: 9:45AM - 10:00AM • Race Begins: 10:00AM • Race Awards: 11:00AM (Approx.) All Proceeds Benefit The Maplewood Parks & Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund

REGISTER BY

SEPT 18

TO GUARANTEE YOUR RACE SHIRT

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

WELLNESS, ARTS, & FUN FOR EVERYONE!

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SPECIAL EVENTS

MAPLEWOOD

SUMMER CHALLENGE CELEBRATE SUMMER!


SPECIAL EVENTS

ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY BOWLING CELEBRATION SATURDAY, MAY 11 • 4:30PM-6:30PM

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

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

MOVIE AT THE FARM TUESDAY, JUNE 18 FREE

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GROUNDS OPEN: 5:30PM MOVIE: 6:30PM Ralph Breaks the Internet PETTING ZOO: 5:30-7:30PM

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

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 18 and August 13, 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 selections for August 13 will be available until July 12th featuring the following movie options: Hotel Transylvania 3, How to Train Your Dragon-the Hidden World, & Incredibles 2,

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AT BRUENTRUP FARM

FREE SUMMER MOVIE NIGHTS AT BRUENTRUP FARM

SAVE THE DATE: August 13th is the next Movie at the Farm! Visit the “Maplewood Parks & Recreation” Facebook page and vote for the August movie on the event page. Voting ends July 12th.

The 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.

MAPLEWOOD PARKS & RECREATION • MAY 2019 - JULY 2019


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

AT GETHSEMANE FIELDS DATES: JUNE 17 - JUNE 20 New to baseball/softball or looking for activities for your slugger for the summer? We are offering a week-long camp with age specific sessions for players of all abilities. Camp will run Monday – Thursday with Friday as a weather make-up if needed. Beginning players will learn the basics of hitting, throwing, fielding and running while more advanced players will participate in the same drills but with additional emphasis on mechanics and fundamentals. Most of all, participants should look forward to learning and having FUN! A short break will be incorporated to do a small craft or read a story. All participants will receive a camp t-shirt and a certificate of participation. Parents are encouraged to participate, especially at the younger levels. Spots are limited and sessions fill quickly. Cost is $75.00. AGES 2-3 AGES 4-5 AGES 6-7

9:00AM - 10:10AM 10:15AM - 11:30AM 11:45AM - 1:00PM

YOUTH SOCCER CLINIC (AGES 4-9)

AT HAZELWOOD PARK MONDAYS, JULY 8 - AUGUST 12 Fine tune your soccer skills with this fun and exciting clinic. This co-rec youth soccer clinic is designed for beginner players and will teach the basic skills of soccer with drills, group games, and scrimmaging. Cost is $55.00, *Clinic t-shirt included. AGES 4-6 AGES 7-9

YOUTH FLOOR HOCKEY CLINIC (AGES 4-12)

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM THURSDAYS, SEPTEMBER 5 - OCTOBER 10 Come learn the basics of floor hockey. This clinic is a great way to fine tune your floor hockey skills just before the floor hockey league gets underway. Learn the basics of passing, shooting, and teamwork through drills and fun mini games. Players will also learn how to play every position. Cost is $55.00, *Clinic t-shirt included. AGES 4-6 AGES 7-9 AGES 10-12

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

AT GETHSEMANE PARK SESSION 1: THURSDAYS, MAY 2 - JUNE 6 SESSION 2: THURSDAYS, JUNE 20 - AUGUST 1 (NO CLASS JULY 4) SESSION 3: THURSDAYS, AUGUST 15 - SEPTEMBER 19 Hit, run, and throw your way into fun with Lil’ Sluggers! Lil’ Sluggers is a nationwide company that teaches the fundamental skills of baseball and softball to the littlest athletes in a fun and positive environment. The program is designed to prepare the littlest athletes into their journey of organized team play by improving and developing their social and physical skills both on and off the field. Sluggers will learn how to throw, field, catch, hit, and run the bases. Program will build upon the skills learned in previous sessions. Cost is $65.00. AGES 2-3 AGES 4-5 AGES 6-7

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

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

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

FALL SOCCER STARTER CLINIC (AGES 4-9)

AT HAZELWOOD PARK MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 9 - OCTOBER 14 OR WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 11 - OCTOBER 16 *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 importantly 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 23. AGE 4 AGES 5-6 AGES 7-9

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

WELLNESS, ARTS, & FUN FOR EVERYONE!

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YOUTH RECREATION

YOUTH SPORTS CLINICS/CAMPS


YOUTH RECREATION

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SUMMER DANCE CLASSES WITH MAYER ARTS AT WAKEFIELD PARK COMMUNITY BUILDING-1860 Hazelwood Street

TUESDAYS, JULY 9 - AUGUST 13

WISH UPON A BALLET: MARY POPPINS (AGES 3-6) • TUESDAYS, 5:15PM - 6:00PM

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.

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BALLET INTENSIVE (AGES 5-9) • TUESDAYS, 6:00PM - 6:45PM

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 selfesteem 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, 6:45PM - 7:30PM

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.

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GYMNASTICS CLASSES

AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER

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. Cost is $50.00/session.

GYMNASTICS CLASS OPTIONS

GYMNASTICS 1 - INTRO

This class is for children ages 4 - 5 years. This structured class will include somersaults, cartwheels, intro to back and front walk-overs and increasing flexibility. Equipment will consist of small beams, low bars, mats, and foam courses.

GYMNASTICS 2 - BEGINNER

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

GYMNASTICS 3 - ADVANCED

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

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GYMNASTICS CLASS SCHEDULE SESSION 1: THURSDAYS, JUNE 13 - JULY 25 (NO CLASS JULY 4) SESSION 2: THURSDAYS, AUGUST 15 - SEPT. 19 5:30PM - 6:15PM 6:15PM - 7:00PM 7:00PM - 8:00PM

MAPLEWOOD PARKS & RECREATION • MAY 2019 - JULY 2019

Gymnastics 1 Gymnastics 2 Gymnastics 3

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FALL SOCCER LEAGUE AT HAZELWOOD PARK COST: $65 • REGISTER BY AUG. 1

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

AGES (DATE OF BIRTH RANGE)

BOYS & GIRLS U9/10 (2009 to 2010) • BOYS & GIRLS U11/12 (2007 to 2008)

PRACTICES:

Begin Week of Aug 19

GAMES:

Saturdays Sept 7 - Oct 12 9am - 12pm

PARTNERSHIP BENEFITS TO PARTICIPANTS:

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

AN ADULT VOLUNTEER COACH IS NEEDED FOR EACH TEAM


YOUTH RECREATION

T-BALL (AGES 4-8)

AT EDGERTON AND AFTON FIELDS (possibly other various parks based on need) SUNDAYS, JUNE 9 - JULY 28 4 - 5 YEARS: Always hit off a tee 6 - 8 YEARS: Opportunity to hit coach pitch, then hit off a tee Cost is $65.00 The t-ball program is designed to teach the fundamentals of baseball to girls and boys. We work with Lil’ Sluggers, who provide a field coach for each game and emphasize individual growth, cooperation, fair play and having fun! The ages are split to provide better program tailoring for more progressive skill development along the way. All games are played as controlled scrimmages, no score is kept, and we use a ball designed for safety and confidence. There will be 20-25 minutes of practice time led by the Lil’ Sluggers coach with each team’s parent coach(s) working with their team, followed by 40-45 minutes of game play. During the game play, the Lil’ Sluggers coach will help with proper positioning, encouragement and general game help. The parent coaches will still set the lineup, manage the players’ position, play time and rotation, base coaching etc. If interested in volunteer coaching, please indicate so during the registration process or contact the League Director at 651-249-2204

AGES 4-5 AGES 6-8

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

NINJA WARRIOR SUMMER CAMP (AGES 8-13)

AT WOODBURY CONQUER NINJA GYM S1: MONDAY, JUNE 24 - THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 9:00AM - 12:00PM S2: MONDAY, JULY 29 - THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 9:00AM - 12:00PM 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/YMCA 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 8 - JULY 12, 9:00AM - 4:00PM S2: AUGUST 5 - AUGUST 9, 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 are available for purchase (chips, candy, Gatorade, water, pop). BRING: Lunch, gym clothes, and tennis shoes. Cost: $160.00.

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MAPLEWOOD PARKS & RECREATION • MAY 2019 - JULY 2019


Volleyball League Grades 3-6

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

SATURDAYS • SEPT 21 - NOV 9 JOIN TEAMS FROM MAPLEWOOD • MAHTOMEDI • LITTLE CANADA OAKDALE • STILLWATER • WHITE BEAR LAKE COST: $68.00 • REG DEADLINE: SEPT 6 INTRO TO BASKETBALL (GRADES K-2)

AT EDGERTON COMMUNITY GYM SATURDAYS, OCTOBER 5 - NOVEMBER 16 (NO CLASS NOVEMBER 9) Introduce your youngster to the basic skills of basketball in a relaxed, fun and supportive atmosphere. They will learn shooting, passing, dribbling, defense and team play. Basketballs and baskets will be adjusted to meet the needs of each age group. All participants will receive a t-shirt and mini basketball. Space is limited, register early! Cost is $65.00. Register by September 26. 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 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 school year) and is designed to provide all participants with an opportunity to have fun, learn basic basketball skills and learn how to play as a team. Boys and girls will play in separate leagues according to their grade level. Teams will play other teams from Little Canada, Oakdale, Mendota Heights, Cottage Grove, Stillwater, White Bear Lake, Mahtomedi and MORE! The 3rd and 4th grade division will play their games with 9-foot baskets to provide a positive and rewarding experience for the participant, while the 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 18.

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YOUTH RECREATION

SUMMER YOUTH TENNIS ($60.00/SESSION) LITTLE STARS (PARENT/CHILD AGES 4-6) TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 6:00PM - 6:45PM S1: JUNE 4 - JUNE 20 (MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS) S2: JULY 9 - JULY 25 (MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS) S3: AUGUST 6 - AUGUST 22 (MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS) This innovative program gets parents on the court working with their kids. The kids will have fun learning basic tennis skills and hand-eye coordination. Lightweight rackets and smaller nets are provided. Parents should bring their own racket. BIG STARS (AGES 7-9) TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 6:45PM - 7:30PM S1: JUNE 4 - JUNE 20 (MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS) S2: JULY 9 - JULY 25 (MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS) S3: AUGUST 6 - AUGUST 22 (MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS)

SPRING YOUTH TENNIS ($60.00/SESSION) LITTLE STARS (PARENT/CHILD AGES 4-6) AT MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, MAY 7 - MAY 23 6:00PM - 6:45PM This innovative program gets parents on the court working with their kids. The kids will have fun learning basic tennis skills and hand-eye coordination. Lightweight rackets and smaller nets are provided. Parents should bring their own racket. BIG STARS (AGES 7-9) AT MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, MAY 7 - MAY 23 7:00PM - 7:45PM Participants will learn all of the basic tennis strokes: serve, volley, and groundstrokes. Lively drills will keep the class fast moving and loads of fun! Lightweight rackets are provided.

Participants will learn all of the basic tennis strokes: serve, volley, and groundstrokes. Lively drills will keep the class fast moving and loads of fun! Lightweight rackets are provided. YOUTH BEGINNING (AGES 10-12) TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, JUNE 4 - JUNE 20 7:30PM - 8:30PM AT MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS This program is for kids that want to play tennis! You’ll learn all of the basic strokes and rules of tennis. Each session will end with group games that emphasize fun while improving strokes. Students must bring their own racket. YOUTH ADVANCED BEGINNING (AGES 12-14) TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, JULY 9 - JULY 25 7:30PM - 8:30PM AT MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS This program is for youth who want to take their game to a higher level! They will 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 6 - AUGUST 22 7:30PM - 8:30PM AT MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS This program is for youth that have play experience and know the rules of the game. They will gain consistency while adding pace to their groundstrokes and serves. Students must bring their own racket.

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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 scool year. 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 KID PITCH, GRADES 5, 6 & 7

Cost: $80.00

WITH: White Bear Lake and Oakdale Athletic Association Slow Pitch Softball DATES: Call for registration availability, Games start the week of June 3rd Practices begin approx. 2-3 weeks prior to games Games Tuesdays & Thursdays – Single Headers LOCATIONS: Fields in Maplewood, White Bear Lake, and Little Canada TIMES: 6:00PM or 7:15PM

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

YOUTH RECREATION

2019 Youth

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

FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE •TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, VARIOUS MAPLEWOOD PARKS • JULY 23 - AUGUST 22 • BOYS & GIRLS ARE INVITED TO PLAY • 2ND/3RD & 4TH/5TH GRADE DIVISIONS • GAME TIMES - 5:30PM OR 6:30PM • FUN, NON-CONTACT SPORT

COST: $65.00 (includes T-shirt) REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 28 *LEAGUE DEPENDS ON PARENT VOLUNTEERS TO COACH & ASSIST*

Flag football is one of the fastest growing sports throughout the country. Join us for a fi ve week fl ag football league, games will begin on July 23rd and coaches will have the ability to host optional practices the week of July 15th. Flag football is a fun, non-contact sport that teaches boys and girls the fundamentals of football, while off ering lessons in sportsmanship and teamwork. There will be two divisions off ered; grades 2-3 and grades 4-5.


ADULT RECREATION

ADULT FALL SOFTBALL (AGES 18+)

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

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

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

ADULT TENNIS($60.00/SESSION)

AT MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS BEGINNERS (AGES 18+) MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS, MAY 6 - MAY 22, 6:00PM - 7:00PM This class is for those who have had little or no tennis experience. You’ll learn all the basic strokes and rules of tennis. Each session will end with group games emphasizing fun while improving strokes. Participants must bring their own racket. Cost is $60.00.

FALL VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES (AGES 18+)

AT EDGERTON COMMUNITY GYM, JOHN GLENN MIDDLE SCHOOL & MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER/YMCA 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 2019. All leagues are officiated and play by the same rules; the difference in leagues being in the skill of the players.

ADVANCED BEGINNERS (AGES 18+) MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS, MAY 6 - MAY 22, 7:00PM - 8:00PM This class is for those who want to take their play to a higher level. You’ll improve stroke technique, footwork, and serves. Students must bring their own racket and be able to maintain a short rally. Cost is $60.00. LEAGUE FEES: $315.00 - Teams with two or less non-residents $335.00 - Teams with three or more non-residents

T’AI CHI CH’AUN (AGES 16+)

AT DRAGONS KUNG FU STUDIO, 2572 7th Ave E., North St. Paul WEDNESDAYS, 7:30PM - 8:30PM SESSION 1: MAY 22 - JULY 31 (NO CLASS JULY 3) SESSION 2: AUGUST 7 - OCTOBER 9 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.

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REGISTRATION DATES: August 5 - Returning Teams (two or less non-residents) August 7 - Returning Teams (three or more non-residents) August 14 - First day for new teams to register REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS AUGUST 28 (or when leagues fill)

MAPLEWOOD PARKS & RECREATION • MAY 2019 - JULY 2019


AT FOUR SEASONS PARK-HOCKEY RINK AREA - 1685 GERVAIS COMPETITIVE: Players regularly get 1 bag in the hole per 4 throws RECREATIONAL: Players do not regularly get bags in the hole TUESDAYS, 6:30PM - 8:30PM SPRING SESSION: MAY 7 - JUNE 25 (CALL FOR AVAILABILITY) SUMMER SESSION: JULY 23 - SEPTEMBER 10 (REGISTER BY JULY 15) The City of Maplewood offers a fun “Bags” league. Grab a partner and join other teams in throwing some bags in our fun bags league. Games are played outdoors at Four Seasons Park. Teams consist of 2 players and each week teams will play a match consisting of 3 games. League champions will receive champion t-shirts. League rules available online. Cost is $60.00/team/session.

ADULT RECREATION

BEAN BAG TOSS LEAGUE (AGES 18+)

*NOW OFFERING RECREATIONAL & COMPETITIVE LEAGUES*

Adult

L L League A B ICK

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

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

At Goodrich Park $300/Team


ADULT DAY TRIPS

ADULT DAY TRIPS 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 14* WINERY TOUR

AT CHATEAU ST. CROIX WINERY - St. Croix Falls, WI WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 10:45AM 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*

FIVE PRESIDENTS: CLINTON, BUSH, REAGAN, CARTER, FORD AT OLD LOG THEATRE - Excelsior, MN WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7

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

Author Rick Cleveland, who has written for THE WEST WING and HOUSE OF CARDS, demonstrates that he can make government leaders engaging on stage as well. Former presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush joined the incumbent president, Bill Clinton, at the 1994 funeral of former president Richard Nixon in Yorba Linda, California. It had been more than twenty years since the world’s most exclusive “Presidents” club had lost a member through death. FIVE PRESIDENTS is an 85-minute imagining of what they might have chatted about while gathered waiting for the services to begin. Maybe some soul searching among great men so rarely together or, would these leaders of the free world prefer banter, small talk, jokes or petty bickering? FIVE PRESIDENTS is a smart and funny drama/comedy. Choose your lunch from these options: braised boneless short ribs, seared pork chop, dill roasted tilapia, or vegetarian pasta dish. Cost is $65.00 (includes transportation, lunch, tax, gratuity, and theater ticket).

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MAMMA MIA!

LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 10:00AM AND RETURN BETWEEN 5:30PM - 6:00PM One mom. One daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit for your entire family!

ADULT DAY TRIPS

AT CHANHASSEN DINNER THEATRES - Chanhassen, MN WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

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).

ST. PAUL SAINTS BASEBALL GAME AT CHS FIELD - St. Paul, MN TUESDAY, AUGUST 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 Winnipeg Goldeneyes. Maplewood Parks and Recreation will provide tickets and transportation to and from the stadium. Cost is $35.00 (includes transportation and game ticket).

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

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

$7.00 presale $15.00

day of show

Presale tickets will be available at the event at will call only. Get your tickets today! Call 651.249.2111 or 651.249.2120 https://apm.activecommunities.com/maplewoodmn/Home


MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER YOUTH AND ADULT PROGRAMS

NATURE CENTER

2659 EAST SEVENTH STREET, MAPLEWOOD, MN 55119 • 651.249.2170 • WWW.MAPLEWOODNATURECENTER.COM

ABOUT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER

Maplewood Nature Center is a 40-acre preserve operated by the City of Maplewood. The Visitor Center is located at 2659 East Seventh Street in Maplewood and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30AM - 4:30PM. The Nature Play Yard adjoins the Visitor Center. Trails wind through oak woods and marsh and are open every day from dawn to dusk. Use of facilities is free of charge. For more information about Maplewood Nature Center and it’s programs visit https://maplewoodmn.gov/nc or call 651-249-2170. A special note: There will be street construction on East 7th Street and Mayhill through July. One lane will be open to access the nature center parking lot using the Mayhill or East 7th Street entrances. Alternate entrances can be found online on the Nature Center page, www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com

TO REGISTER FOR A NATURE CENTER PROGRAM:

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

SPECIAL EVENTS: TREE-MENDOUS ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION!

(ALL AGES: FAMILIES & ADULTS) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, MAY 4, 1:00PM - 3:00PM Join us in a celebration of trees and all they do for us! • Fun tree activities for kids and adults! • Visit with a live raptor and discover all the ways they depend on trees! • Complete the Tree Quest trail to win prizes for kids and adults • Master Gardners and Tree Advisory Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate how to properly plant a tree • Meet Smokey the Bear, and learn about safe campfires • Build a birdfeeder from ELPIS to take home • Enter a drawing for a gift certificate to purchase a tree FREE! Drop-in event. Activity #16360

CELEBRATE EDGERTON COMMUNITY GARDEN (ALL AGES) AT EDGERTON COMMUNITY GARDENS TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 6:00PM - 7:30PM Celebrate the 10 year anniversary of this garden, and the new improvements installed this past year including ADA accessible beds and water spigots. Ribbon cutting 6:30pm, Garden Tour of plots, edible fence-line, and pollinator planting starts at 7:00pm. Fun for adults and families: Cookies, Scavenger Hunt, and a Seed Art Craft station. FREE! Drop-In Event. Activity #16459

ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION

SUMMER NATURE WALKS (ALL AGES)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER Hike with a Naturalist to study and record wildlife observations during the current season. Meet a live native animal! Indoor activities if rainy. These entire programs will be translated into various different languages. Learn new nature words in multiple languages. All language speakers welcome. Translated into Hmong & English, Activity #16442 FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 9:00AM - 10:30AM FREE! Register online by June 6. Translated into Somali & English Activity, #16450 FRIDAY, JULY 19, 9:00AM - 10:30AM FREE! Register online by July 18. Translated into Spanish & English, Activity #16454 FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 9:00AM - 10:30AM FREE! Register online by August 6.

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MAPLEWOOD PARKS & RECREATION •

MAY 2019 - JULY 2019


GARDENING & POLLINATORS: AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER TUESDAY, MAY 7, 6:30PM - 7:30PM A bee lawn provides natural diversity, beautiful flowers, food for pollinators, less mowing, less fertilizing, less watering, and increased resilience to seasonal drought. Learn about James Wolfin’s research at the University of MN about what bees visit these plants, and how to install and maintain these lawns. This program is great for gardeners, homeowners, townhome associations, Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, and people that want to support pollinators! Fee: $5 per person. Register online to hold your spot, by Monday, May 6, at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button, or call 651-249-2170. Activity #16434

NATIVE PLANTS FOR POLLINATORS (ADULTS)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 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 Tuesday, June 4th. Activity #16353

NATURE CENTER

BEE LAWNS WITH JAMES WOLFIN (ADULTS)

TASTY TREATS FROM THE BEES (CHILDREN AGES 4-10 WITH AN ADULT)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, JULY 6, 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 a fun and easy bee-count, Minnesota Bee Atlas project at iNaturalist.org, that you can also do in your own backyard or nearby park. Fee: $5/person. Register online by Friday, July 5. Activity #16446

NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

VOLUNTEERING:

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 3:30PM - 4:30PM It’s FUN to be a regular volunteer that gets more involved at the Nature Center and Neighborhood Preserves! You can either sign up for our volunteer events separately, or you can come to this orientation find out about all the cool opportunities available, and learn what it takes to be a regular volunteer such as… • Trail Guide, Program Aide, Receptionist • Youth & family opportunities • Citizen Science: open space monitor, frog monitor, big tree registry • Gardener: native gardens and at the community vegetable garden FREE, Pre-register by Tuesday, April 30. Register online, www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button, or call 651-249-2170. Adult regular volunteers must pass a background check. Call (651)249-2173 to get more information about volunteering. Activity #16433

WEED NATIVE GARDENS (ADULTS)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER FRIDAY, MAY 17, 10:00AM - 11:30AM FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Help the naturalist weed the native wildflower and pollinator gardens, 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. Weed’em and reap the benefits! You will be helping pollinators by supporting native plants. By the time you leave, you will be able to identify at least four native plants and four weeds, and you can ask the Naturalist your native gardening questions. Receive a certificate of thanks that shows your service hours. Free! Pre-register by Thursday, May 16 & Thursday, June 13. Activity #16436

PLANT BIOBLITZ EXPERT (ADULTS)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 9:30AM - 12:30PM Are you an experienced field botanist? Then we want YOU! Work with other experts, to help identify, record and generate a species list. Download the iNaturalist smart phone app or hand-record observations. Most work will be off trail. Long pants, closed toe footwear and tall socks are highly recommended. Light refreshments will be served. Prerequisites: Can identify both Minnesota native and non-native plants; can crouch, bend, and maneuver on uneven terrain; experience using a dichotomous key; Free! Register online by Friday, June 14. Activity #16456

WELLNESS, ARTS, & FUN FOR EVERYONE!

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NATURE CENTER

JUNIOR VOLUNTEERS! (AGES 10-14)

(AGES 14-16 MAY APPLY TO BE ASSISTANT LEADERS) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER DATES: WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 19, 26, JULY 10, 17, 24, 31, AUGUST 7 TIMES: 9:30AM - 11:15AM Fill out waiver and return to Nature Center by Tuesday, June 18 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 cityowned nature preserves. Use hand tools to clear trails, plant and maintain wildflowers, and more! Long pants and closed toe shoes required. Celebrate with a popcorn party on the last day. Co-sponsored by Friends of Maplewood Nature. Fee: $25 (5 scholarships available, please call 651-249-2170 to inquire). Pre-register online. Activity #16458

FAMILY & ADULT EVENTS: SPRING PHENOLOGY WALK

(ADULTS AND CHILDREN AGES 10+ WITH AN ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER FRIDAY, MAY 10, 9:00AM - 10:30AM Learn to Track Phenology with a Naturalist. 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 camera, smartphone or tablet and download the iNaturalist app ahead of time for digital phenology tracking. If rainy, program will be cancelled. FREE! Register online by Thursday, May 9. Activity #16347

GOODNIGHT ANIMALS

(CHILDREN AGES 3-6 WITH ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER FRIDAY, MAY 17, 6:30PM - 7:30PM Get cozied up with your favorite stuffed animal and pajamas while you learn how animals get ready for the night. Then, take a short hike outside to find signs of animals and end the night listening to a bedtime story. Pajamas and stuffed animals encouraged! Bring sturdy, closed toe shoes for outdoor hiking. Fee: $5 per child. Register online by Thursday, May 16. Activity #16437

FORAGING WITH FRIENDS

(ADULTS, TEENS 14 AND UP, SINGLES) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2:30PM - 4:00PM Learn when, where and how to safely forage in a sustainable manner. We’ll find and taste some of our healthy, common wild edibles, share recipes, learn how to avoid chemical exposure, poisonous look-alikes and conflicts. Fee: $4 per person. Register online to hold your spot, by Wednesday, May 15. Activity #16438

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PEER INTO THE POND (CHILDREN 5+ WITH AN ADULT)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2:00PM - 3:30PM 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 24. Activity #16439

WATERFEST (ALL AGES)

AT LAKE PHALEN PAVILION SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 11:00AM - 4:00PM Celebrate Waterfest’s 20th Anniversary! Canoe rides, fishing lessons, swimming, 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! Activity #16440

MAKING TWINE FROM BASSWOOD

(ADULTS AND FAMILIES WITH KIDS AGES 5+) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 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 Thursday, June 6. Activity #16443

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST (CHILDREN AGES 8-12)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 1:00PM - 4:00PM Do YOU have what it takes to survive? Learn and try out survival skills about plant identification, shelter building, and fire starting. S’mores provided. Wear sturdy, closed toe shoes. Drop off program. Parents must sign a waiver. Fee: $10 per child, Register online by Monday, June 10. Activity #16444

MAPLEWOOD PARKS & RECREATION •

MAY 2019 - JULY 2019


PLANT PRESSING - FOR SCIENCE

PLANT BIOBLITZ FAMILY

(ADULTS AND CHILDREN AGES 6+ WITH AN ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 10:00AM - NOON Become scientist for a day! Join experts, for hands-on learning in the field. Learn about the importance of species diversity and how you can help protect nature. Meet a carnivorous plant and a potato that grows in the water! Use field guides, nets, binoculars, and a plant press to help generate a species list. Surveys will be off trail. Long pants and sleeves, water-proof footwear, hats and eye protection are highly recommended. FREE! Register online by Thursday, June 20. Activity #16457

FROG CHORUS HIKE

(ADULTS AND CHILDREN AGES 7+ WITH AN ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 8:00PM - 9:30PM Join us for an evening hike to listen to frogs and other night noises! Learn about local frog species and their calls, then hike to try out new identification skills. Fee: $5 per person. Register online by Tuesday, June 25. Activity #16445

FIREFLY MAGIC NIGHT HIKE

(FOR CHILDREN AGES 4-10 WITH AN ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER TUESDAY, JULY 9, 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 7. Activity #16447

WILDERNESS WISDOM

(ADULTS AND CHILDREN AGES 7+ WITH AN ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, JULY 13, 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 July 10. Activity #16448

PRIORY BAT SURVEY

(ADULTS, SINGLES AND CHILDREN AGES 7+ WITH AN ADULT) AT PRIORY PRESERVE, MAPLEWOOD (SW CORNER OF CENTURY & LARPENTEUR) FRIDAY, 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 Wednesday, July 17. Activity #16449

AMERICAN INDIAN TRADITIONAL GAMES

(ADULTS, OR AGES 5+ WITH ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, JULY 20, 10:00AM -11:30AM Learn about and play games of skill and games of chance from Ojibwe, Dakota, and other American Indian Traditions. What a great way to learn about cultures! Games may include the Cherokee Bean Dice Game, Deer Toe Bone Game, Double Ball, Lacrosse, and more. This program is great for families, individuals, or for teachers that want to incorporate these games into their classrooms. Presented by the American Indian Department, ISD 622. Prepay $5/person by Thursday, July 18. Activity #16451

MEET THE ANIMALS (ALL AGES)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, JULY 27, 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 26. Activity #16452

DAZZLING DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES

(FOR CHILDREN AGES 3-8 WITH AN ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 10:00AM - 11:00AM Dazzling colors and zippy flights – Do YOU have what it takes? Catch and release dragonflies and damselflies in the gardens and prairie. Use nets and magnifying lenses to help you catch and observe these amazing creatures. FREE! Register online by Thursday, August 1. Activity #16453

SUPER SPIDERS

(AGES 4-10 WITH AN ADULT, 11+ WITHOUT AN ADULT) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 9:30AM - 11:00AM Spiders are nature’s bug zappers! Meet live spiders and learn about webs and spider silk. Make a spider craft to take home. Hike to look for orb, funnel, jumping and crab spiders. Wear shoes suitable for hiking. Prepay $5/Child. Register by Thursday, August 15. Activity #16463

WELLNESS, ARTS, & FUN FOR EVERYONE!

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NATURE CENTER

(ADULTS AND YOUTH 14+) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 3:30PM - 4:30PM Learn how to collect and preserve botanical specimens for herbarium records and identification purposes. • What collection equipment will I need? • What plant parts are needed? • How do I press to prevent damage and color loss? • What other information should I record? • How do I submit a specimen to a herbarium? We will answer these questions and others you may have, to increase our knowledge base of wild plants present in our area. Bring your own plant press if you’d like to press a sample to take home. Call 2-3 weeks early if you’d like information to order pressing supplies before class. Highly recommended for plant blitz participants. FREE! Register by June 16. Activity #16455


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 and fall leagues) and hosts multiple youth tournaments throughout the season. The funds from these sponsorships will go directly to maintaining and upgrading this facility, keeping the fields suitable for the high level of play they receive.

FRIENDS OF MAPLEWOOD NATURE

This non-profit organization works to promote, support and enhance the growth of the Maplewood Nature Center and Neighborhood Preserves. You can support Friends of Maplewood Nature with your membership fees, 1-time-donations, purchase of Neighborhood Preserve Calendars, or volunteering on the Friends Board! Maplewood Nature Photo Club~Friends of Maplewood Nature is sponsoring a photo club to promote exploring & photographing the plants, animals & the natural wonders of the 15 Maplewood nature preserves and natural areas. Come join us to learn, experiment and share. Membership is free and open to all who want to learn and improve their photographic skills. Meetings will be held at Maplewood Nature Center. Next meeting date is Saturday, May 11 at 9:00 AM. Follow us on Facebook-HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/GROUPS/MAPLEWOODNATUREPHOTOCLUB or contact us to learn more-MAPLEWOODNATURE@GMAIL.COM

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 or email: recreationonline@maplewoodmn.gov 22

MAPLEWOOD PARKS & RECREATION • MAY 2019 - JULY 2019


COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

JOHNSON COMO NORTH ST. PAUL HOCKEY ASSOCIATION (JCNSP)

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

JR. POLAR FOOTBALL

Jr. Polar Football is a volunteer youth sports organization committed to building teamwork, understanding the fundamentals of the game, developing skills, encouraging sportsmanship, and most importantly having fun playing football. The program is open to residents that live within or attend school (public or private) within the geographic boundary of North St. Paul - Maplewood Oakdale and is part of the North St. Paul Athletic Association. The football program is open to all youth. The goal of the football program is to encourage sportsmanship and to teach the fundamentals of football. Flag Football is available to boys & girls entering Kindergarten up to 2nd grade. Tackle football begins in 3rd grade and continues through 8th grade. For more information visit www.jrpolars.com or contact Jon Halko at jhalko72@yahoo.com

MAPLEWOOD AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Maplewood Area Historical Society and the Bruentrup Heritage Farm is located on 2.5 acres of land with nine buildings that date back to 1891. It is surrounded on two sides by a 22-acre prairie maintained as open space by the City of Maplewood. The Farm is used for public events and exhibits and can be rented for private events such as weddings. Visit our website for information about the summer Farm-to-Table day camp offered at the farm www.maplewoodhistoricalsociety.org

NEU

It is our mission to promote, provide and teach soccer in the “Spirit of the Game.” FUN, FAIRNESS and SAFETY. We provide traveling soccer for players; boys and girls ages 9-19. We try to provide the best competition for all players at their level of play. Our traveling soccer teams compete against other soccer clubs from communities in the East Metro Area. Travel distances are within 15-45 minutes from Maplewood. For more information visit www.neusoccerclub.org or contact LeRoy Andrle at leroyandrle@outlook.com

NORTH POLARS FASTPITCH

The North Polars Fastpitch Association (NPFA) is a non-profit organization established to foster the girl’s fastpitch softball program in the area of Independent School District 622, which is within the boundaries of North St. Paul High School. This includes all or portions of the communities of North St. Paul, Maplewood, Lake Elmo and Oakdale. The association exists to fulfill the girl’s fastpitch softball needs of the community and is the primary advocate of the traveling program. The association supports good sportsmanship and the sound development of softball fundamentals within the community, to ensure that girls participating in the program will have a positive and rewarding experience that will maximize personal and team growth. The association requires quality coaching and provides an atmosphere for learning softball skills for both coaches and players. The association sponsors membership in appropriate leagues to encourage quality competition. For more information visit www.northpolarsfastpitch.com or contact Pat Hogan at radatzave@msn.com

WELLNESS, ARTS, & FUN FOR EVERYONE!

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PARTNERSHIPS

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


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 6:00PM - 7:30PM • End of summer celebration • 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.

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