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NOV. 2017 - JAN. 2018

SPECIAL EVENTS SANTA PARTIES

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RECREATION PROGRAMS

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


GENERAL INFO

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!

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

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 some shelters require a $100.00 damage deposit to reserve the shelter. For a full list of reservable shelters, please visit www.maplewoodmn.gov/pr and select picnic shelters.

651-249-2120

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!

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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RECYCLING IN THE PARKS

PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT WINNER!

PICNIC SHELTERS WARMING HOUSES SPECIAL EVENTS KID CITY RECREATION ADULT DAY TRIPS MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SUPPORT MAPLEWOOD PARKS & REC COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

MAPLEWOOD PICNIC SHELTERS

Mike Johnson is our Photo Scavenger Hunt Winner for 2017! Mike and his family visited various parks throughout the City of Maplewood and took pictures at each site. Mike’s photos are featured on the front cover of this brochure as well as the inside cover. Mike works for the MN Department of Transportation as a Program Supervisor. In his free time he enjoys flying, taking pictures with his drone, and inspiring kids by implementing and supporting diverse aerospace-related STEM education programs.

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WINTER SKATING RINKS & WARMING HOUSES

Maplewood maintains nine skating rinks throughout the city, four of which have supervised shelters. Shelters will not be open when temperatures are -10° or the windchill reaches -25°. Shelters will also be closed until the rinks are cleared following snow, and when warm temperatures soften the ice. Call the weather information hotline for closure details: 651-249-2190. Warming houses are scheduled to be open December 26 - February 11 (weather permitting). Warming houses will be closed December 31 and January 1. Shelter Hours Monday - Friday, 5:30PM - 8:30PM Saturday and Sunday, 1:00PM - 4:00PM Rink Locations Afton Heights (SHELTER) • 63 N Sterling Street Four Seasons (SHELTER) • 1685 Gervais Avenue Gethsemane (SHELTER) • 2401 E 7th Street Wakefield (SHELTER) • 1590 Frost Avenue Edgerton • 2001 Bradley Street Harvest • 2561 Barclay Street Kohlman • 1000 County Road C Maplecrest • 2101 Arcade Street Pleasantview • 1100 Marnie Street

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SPECIAL EVENTS

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RECREATION

YOUTH SPORTS CLINICS

YOUTH VOLLEYBALL CLINIC (AGES 6-14)

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM TUESDAYS, NOVEMBER 14 - DECEMBER 19 Get your volleyball game on! Experienced, enthusiastic, and excited coaches are waiting for your young player to hit the courts. Players will establish better skills in passing, setting, hitting and learn good court movement. Mini games are held at each session. Players are encouraged to ask questions. Knee pads are required. Cost is $55.00. Ages 6-8 Ages 9-11 Ages 12-14

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

ADVANCED VOLLEYBALL CLINIC (AGES 6-14)

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM TUESDAYS, JANUARY 16 - FEBRUARY 27 (NO CLASS FEBRUARY 20) The advanced volleyball clinic will improve a player’s all-around game. Not only will players train in all volleyball skills, but also their volleyball knowledge of real game situations to help prepare them to play in a team setting. If your child has completed one of our beginner clinics this is the next step in the volleyball skills progression. Prerequisite: - Have attended a minimum of three Maplewood Parks & Rec Volleyball Clinic programs in the past, or a tryout may be used in certain cases. Knee pads are required. Cost is $55.00. Ages 6-8 Ages 9-11 Ages 12-14

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

YOUTH FLOOR HOCKEY CLINIC (AGES 4-12)

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM THURSDAYS, JANUARY 18 - MARCH 8 (NO CLASS FEBRUARY 15 & 22) 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

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5:30PM - 6:30PM 6:30PM - 7:30PM 7:30PM - 8:30PM MAPLEWOOD PARKS & RECREATION • NOVEMBER 2017 - JANUARY 2018


RECREATION

TUMBLING AND GYMNASTICS CLASSES AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER COST FOR ALL 2017 CLASSES IS $45.00 COST FOR ALL 2018 CLASSES WILL INCREASE TO $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.

GYMNASTICS CLASS OPTIONS GYMNASTICS 1 - INTRO

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.

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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TUMBLING & GYMNASTICS CLASS SCHEDULE SESSION 1: MONDAYS, JAN 8 - FEB 12 SESSION 2: MONDAYS, MARCH 5 - APRIL 9 5:30PM - 6:15PM 6:15PM - 7:00PM 7:00PM - 7:45PM

Tots 1 Tots 2 Tots 3

SESSION 1: THURSDAYS, NOV 2 - DEC 14 (NO CLASS NOV 23) 5:30PM - 6:15PM 6:15PM - 7:00PM 7:00PM - 7:45PM 7:45PM - 8:30PM

Gymnastics 1 Gymnastics 2 Gymnastics 2 Gymnastics 3

SESSION 2: THURSDAYS, DEC 21 - JAN 25 SESSION 3: THURSDAYS, FEB 15 - MARCH 22 5:30PM - 6:15PM 6:15PM - 7:00PM 7:00PM - 7:45PM

Gymnastics 1 Gymnastics 2 Gymnastics 3

SESSION 1: SATURDAYS, JAN 6 - FEB 10 SESSION 2: SATURDAYS, FEB 24 - APRIL 7 (NO CLASS MARCH 31) 9:30AM - 10:15AM 10:15AM - 11:00AM 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:45PM

Tots 1 Tots 2 Tots 3 Gymnastics 1

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YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE (BOYS & GIRLS IN GRADES 3-8)

AT VARIOUS SCHOOL LOCATIONS IN VARIOUS COMMUNITIES SATURDAYS, DECEMBER 2 - MARCH 3 This recreational program is for girls and boys grades 3-8 (as of the 2017-2018 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 divisions 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. Registration deadline is November 1. Girls Leagues: 3rd, 4th, 5-6th, 7-8th Boys Leagues: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7-8th

SENIOR HIGH REC BASKETBALL (BOYS & GIRLS IN GRADES 9-12)

AT EDGERTON AND CARVER COMMUNITY GYMS AND WHITE BEAR LAKE SOUTH CAMPUS SUNDAYS, JANUARY 7 - MARCH 4, 12:00PM - 6:00PM Maplewood Parks and Recreation, in cooperation with White Bear Public Schools Community Services and Recreation Department, is offering a Senior High Basketball League. All players must be in high school. Each team must have a parent who is on the bench at each game. All rosters must be handed in one week prior to the team’s first game. Fee includes jersey, scorekeeper, and two referees per game. Players on a Varsity, Junior Varsity, or B Squad basketball team are not eligible to play in this league. Team fee is $575.00, *registration is taken on a team basis* Registration deadline is December 11. Girls Leagues: 9th-10th, 11th-12th Boys Leagues: 9th-10th, 11th-12th

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YOUTH SOCCER CLINIC (AGES 4-9)

AT CARVER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY GYM THURSDAYS, MARCH 15 - APRIL 26 (NO CLASS MARCH 29 & APRIL 5) Fine tune your soccer skills in 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 in a fun and educational environment. Cost is $45.00. Ages 4-6 Ages 7-9

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

SPRING YOUTH SOCCER (AGES 4-9)

AT MAPLEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL TUESDAYS, MAY 1 - JUNE 5 THURSDAYS, MAY 3 - JUNE 7 *Kids will be split between Tuesdays & Thursdays* Maplewood Parks and 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 Tuesdays or Thursdays with the groups being split between the two days. The sessions will be a combination of skill development/instruction and game play. *AN ADULT VOLUNTEER HELPER WILL BE NEEDED FOR EACH TEAM* Cost is $65.00. Registration deadline is April 6. Age 4 Ages 5-6 Ages 7-9

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

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2017 ANNUAL REC RUN RECAP

RECREATION

The 4th annual Maplewood Rec Run 3K/5K took place Saturday, September 30th on a course that took runners on the Gateway Trail from the Maplewood Community Center to Flicek Park and back. Thanks to our sponsors and great volunteers, the event was a huge success, with 61 runners and raising just over $1,200 for our Youth Scholarship Fund! Racers enjoyed beautiful weather, bagels and coffee, water, juice, and other snacks along with pre-race fun. There were crazy hair spray, superhero tattoo and coloring stations, and other games. The Maplewood Police and Fire Departments had a police car and a fire truck on site for the kids to check out as well! A huge thank you to the staff that volunteered their time to help with this event and the companies who sponsored our race! Check out the fun video that our communications department put together of the event. Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/236594219

EVENT SPONSORS: David Grupa Portrait Suburban Sportswear Patrick’s Trophies Bruegger’s Bagels Party City Sam’s Club Value Thrift Cub Foods

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)

2017 Rates: $35.00/Court/Hour • $45.00/Full Court/Hour • $500.00 Full Gym (8 Hours) 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? You can rent the gym alone or add the jump castle for an additional fee (when available). 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.

PARTY PACKAGE

2 Hour 1/2 Court Rental w/ Jump Castle • $150.00 + Tax Gym Rental • $35.00/Hour + Tax Subject to availabilty

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WINTER/SPRING DANCE WITH MAYER ARTS AT MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER

Winter/Spring Dance Recital Theme: Follow Your Dreams Shows: Saturday, June 9, 2:00PM & 3:30PM Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, June 7, 5:00PM-6:30PM

PRE-BALLET AND TAP (AGES 3-5) SATURDAYS, FEBRUARY 10 - JUNE 2 9:30AM - 10:15AM OR 10:15AM - 11:00AM (NO CLASSES MARCH 24 & 31 AND MAY 26)

This class includes the Wish Upon A Ballet curriculum with the added fun of tap! An introduction to the movements and vocabulary of these disciplines are taught with the help of musical instruments, parachutes, and scarves. Students will develop poise, strength, and flexibility. Ballet and tap shoes are required. Cost is $150

WISH UPON A BALLET (AGES 3-5) SATURDAYS, FEBRUARY 10 - JUNE 2, 11:00AM - 11:45AM (NO CLASSES MARCH 24 & 31 AND MAY 26) MONDAYS, FEBRUARY 12 - JUNE 4, 5:15PM - 6:00PM (NO CLASSES FEBRUARY 19, MARCH 26, & MAY 28)

Wish Upon a Ballet is a dance program for children that incorporates popular children’s stories as well as ballet stories to create a dance class that is more than ballet steps. Using musical instruments, parachutes, and scarves we will create a complete fairy tale experience while we skip, leap, jump and spin. This way, an introduction to the movements and vocabulary of ballet are taught in a fun and creative manner. Children will learn an appreciation of dance and music while developing strength and flexibility. Parents, family, and friends will be invited to observe a special performance at the end of each session. Come join the fun! Girls and boys will need ballet shoes. Girls should wear a leotard and tights. Boys should wear comfortable clothes they can move around in. Cost is $150

BALLET AND TAP (AGES 6-9) SATURDAYS, FEBRUARY 10 - JUNE 2, 11:45AM - 12:45PM (NO CLASSES MARCH 24 & 31 AND MAY 26)

We can’t stop the beat! Young dancers will float and leap in ballet and them jump and jive to fun songs while learning about tap. An introduction to the movements and vocabulary of these disciplines are taught with the help of musical instruments, parachutes, and scarves. Students will develop poise, strength, and flexibility. Ballet and tap shoes are required. Cost is $160

BALLET AND TAP (AGES 8-12) MONDAYS, FEBRUARY 12 - JUNE 4, 7:00PM - 8:00PM (NO CLASSES FEBRUARY 19, MARCH 26, & MAY 28)

More jumps, more turns, more fun! Dynamic dancers will float and leap in ballet and jump and jive to fun songs while learning about tap. All levels are welcome to experience these disciplines in a fun and creative environment. Students will develop poise, strength, and flexibility. Ballet and tap shoes are required. Cost is $160

HIP HOP AND TAP (AGES 5-8) MONDAYS, FEBRUARY 12 - JUNE 4, 6:00PM - 7:00PM (NO CLASSES FEBRUARY 19, MARCH 26, & MAY 28)

Growing dancers will experience the upbeat and energetic style of hip hop as well as the exciting rhythms of tap. Proper terms for dance steps will be taught as well as body awareness to improve posture, strength, and flexibility. Students will gain poise and confidence as they leap and spin! Ballet and tap shoes are required. Cost is $160 *Registration fee does not include the costume fee for recital. For the recital, girls in ballet, tap/ballet, and tap/hip hop will need to provide their own white leotard (any style) and flesh colored tights. Boys need black pants.

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T’AI CHI CH’AUN (Ages 16+)

RECREATION

AT DRAGONS KUNG FU STUDIO, 2572 7th Ave E., North St. Paul WEDNESDAYS, 7:30PM - 8:30PM T’ai Chi Ch’uan, practiced in China for 2500 years, uses slow relaxed movements to develop strength while eliminating tension. While doing so you will strengthen your arms and legs, improve balance and flexibility, reduce stress, and help increase energy levels. A growing body of research also suggests that practicing T’ai Chi Ch’uan has many benefits, resulting in relaxation, improved balance, and a significant improvement in quality of life! Come experience the benefits for yourself! Class is taught with a traditional set of training ideals by Gold T’ai Chi Ch’uan group Head Instructor, Elaine Schrade. Cost is $75.00. Session 1: January 3 - March 7 Session 2: March 14 - May 16

WINTER VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES (AGES 18+)

AT EDGERTON COMMUNITY GYM & MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER WOMEN’S: WEDNESDAY EVENINGS CO - REC: FRIDAY EVENINGS Maplewood Parks & Recreation womens and co-rec winter volleyball leagues are offered at various levels of competition. Teams will play one match per week for ten weeks starting in early January 2018. All leagues are officiated and play by the same rules; the difference in leagues being in the skill of the players. Registration closes December 12 or when leagues fill. League Fees: $325.00 - Teams with two or less non-residents $345.00 - Teams with three or more non-residents Winter Registration Dates: November 6 - Returning Teams (two or less non-residents) November 8 - Returning Teams (three or more non-residents) November 16 - First day for new teams to register/Online registration opens

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, 5:15PM - 5:45PM Beginner (Ages 7+) MONDAYS, 5:45PM - 6:30PM Advanced Beginner (Gold Belt and Higher) MONDAYS, 6:30PM - 7:30PM

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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 OPENS NOVEMBER 15* *REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE TRIP*

LIFE COULD BE A DREAM AT OLD LOG THEATRE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17

LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 10:00AM AND RETURN BETWEEN 4:30PM - 5:00PM Maplewood Parks and Recreation Office: 1902 County Road B East, Maplewood, MN 55109 Life Could be a Dream, the award winning 60’s doo-wop musical will be sure to take you down memory lane. Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling doo-wop singing group preparing to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest to realize their dreams of making it big time! Trouble comes in the form of Lois, who arrives to put some polish on the boys. Denny falls in love, Wally falls in line, Eugene falls apart, and along comes handsome hearthrob Skip to send the whole situation spinning. Hear hit songs like: Fools Fall in Love, Tears on My Pillow, Runaround Sue, Earth Angel, Stay, Unchained Melody, and of course, Life Could be a Dream. 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).

SISTER ACT

AT CHANHASSEN DINNER THEATER WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 10:00AM AND RETURN BETWEEN 4:30PM - 5:00PM Maplewood Parks and Recreation Office: 1902 County Road B East, Maplewood, MN 55109 After a successful run that began in 2015, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is proud to bring back the feel-amazing musical comedy smash, Sister Act! Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar-winner, Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors, Newsies). Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her away in the last place anyone would expect – a convent! Set around the Christmas holidays, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she also rediscovers her own in a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship. Cost is $85.00 (includes transportation, lunch, tax, gratuity, and theater ticket).

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AT DAYTRIPPERS DINNER THEATER WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7

LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 11:15AM AND RETURN AROUND 4:15PM Maplewood Parks and Recreation Office: 1902 County Road B East, Maplewood, MN 55109 All heaven is about to break loose at the Sisters of Perpetual sewing. Just don’t tell that to their teetotalling Mother Superior. For years Sister Philamena and Sister Augusta have been making grape juice for the poor and also wine to earn money to keep the convent afloat. When the wine unexpectedly wins a $500,000 prize local reporters Paul and Sally go undercover as a nun and priest to investigate. Their presence spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. The Sisters keep the audience in stitches as they run their secret wine-making industry.

ADULT DAY TRIPS

DRINKING HABITS BY TOM SMITH

Enjoy a buffet style lunch that includes Chicken Kiev, Roast Loin of Pork, and Country Sausage with Sauerkraut as entrees; a salad bar; and a number of options for sides. Cost is $60.00 (includes transportation, buffet lunch, tax, gratuity, and theater ticket).

GUYS & DOLLS

AT OLD LOG THEATRE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 10:00AM AND RETURN BETWEEN 4:30PM - 5:00PM Maplewood Parks and Recreation Office: 1902 County Road B East, Maplewood, MN 55109 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).

WELLNESS, ARTS, & FUN FOR EVERYONE!

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NATURE CENTER

MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER YOUTH AND ADULT PROGRAMS

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 its programs visit www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com or call 651-2492170.

HOW TO REGISTER

Register online for paid and most free programs at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com then click on the Register Online-Go! button. You can also register in person, by 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 have trouble registering, call 651-249-2170.

NATURE CENTER WILD BIRTHDAY PARTIES!

Live Animal Birthday Parties are available for kids ages 4 & up. Reserve the party room for treats, then visit with a snake, toad or salamander! Outdoor hikes and party favors are included. Cost is $80.00 (12 children max). Call 651.249.2170 for additional details or visit www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on Programs & Events/Birthdays.

WONDERFALL PUPPET SHOW (ALL AGES)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 10:30AM - 11:30AM Celebrate America Recycles Day with our wild animal puppets. Skunk, eagle, and more will teach us about migration, hibernation & recycling! Play the Recycle Fishing game then make a recycle craft and have a snack. Take a self-guided hike afterward. Fee: $4 per child. Register by Monday, November 13.

NATURE CENTER RENOVATION UPDATE! Exciting new upgrades are happening at the nature center; remodeling may go through mid-November. Please check the nature center website or call 2492170 for on-going updates and closure information. The parking lot remains closed until further notice. Three alternate trail entrances provide walkers access; parking is on the street. Depending on the construction schedule - some fall program locations may change to one of our beautiful open space sites or parks. All participants will be notified as necessary! Thanks for your patience during this time!

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(FOR CHILDREN BIRTH-5, BEFORE KINDERGARTEN) Time: 10:00AM - 11:30AM Fee: $5 per child per session. Make nature discoveries and get resources to explore & protect your world together. Meet new friends! This class is offered at the Maplewood Nature Center in collaboration with Early Childhood and Family Education, 622 staff. Parents or guardians stay with their child(ren) during the entire class. To register contact ECFE: 651-748-7280 or register online at www.isd622.org/ecfe Location: Maplewood Nature Center, 2659 E. 7th St., Maplewood, MN 55119 11/18/17

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1:30PM - 3:00PM It is FUN to be outside in the wintertime! Take a walk or snowshoe down to the pond with the naturalist for a fun exploration then make some Smore’s on the campfire. Yum! Gluten-free and vegan S’more options available upon request. Fee: $5/ person. Register by Thursday, Dec 28th

Wiggly Snake, Slippery Salamander

2/24/18

Owl Hoot-Along

3/17/18

Maple Sap Into Syrup

4/14/18

S’MORE NATURE FUN (ALL AGES)

Spring Pond Creatures

TURKEY TALK (AGES 2-6 WITH AN ADULT)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2:00PM - 3:30 PM Learn all about Wild Turkeys and other winter active animals, gather acorns for winter, touch and feel animal feathers and fur, and make a craft. Fee: $4 per child. Register by Monday, November 20.

MEET THE ANIMALS (ALL AGES)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2:00PM - 3:00PM Meet a snake and salamander, and learn more about Minnesota’s wild animals and where they are in the winter. You can share your stories about real wild animal encounters, if you choose! Wild animal crafts and wild animal activities for all ages, too! FREE! Drop-in

WINTER WISDOM

(AGES 6 + WITH AN ADULT, + 14 AND UP) AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1:00PM - 3:00PM New to Minnesota or wanting to enjoy winter outdoors? If dressed properly, you will stay warm and enjoy winter, even on the coldest day! Learn how to avoid frostbite, hypothermia and sunburn. Test insulating properties of different materials, learn how to calculate wind-chill and make a solar bead zipper pull for your jacket. We’ll try snowshoeing if we have snow! FREE! Registration required by Thursday, December 7th.

SNOWFLAKE WONDERS (ALL AGES)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 1:00PM - 3:00PM Cut and create beautiful snowflakes for your windows. Learn how snowflakes are formed in the sky, and peer at preserved snowflake crystals up close on the microcam. Drop in for a half-hour for self-guiding activities or stay the whole time! Nature Center exhibits and trails open. Snowshoes available for rent all day if we have snow. Drop-in, no registration necessary. Snowshoe rental: $5/pair.

WINTER OPEN HOUSE: SNOWSHOES & TRACKS (ALL AGES)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 10:00AM - 3:00PM Snowshoes available to rent for ages 4 to adult to rent. Learn how to walk, run, and turn around on snowshoes. Learn about Animal Tracks and Signs from self -guiding activities. A naturalist will answer nature questions, and orient you to the nature center trails. Try wood or metal snowshoes (wood snowshoes require 6+ inches of snow). Sleds will be available for pulling young kids. Dress in layers and wear winter boots. Hot chocolate for all attendees! FREE! Drop-in program. Snowshoe rental: $5/pair.

FUR TRADE HERITAGE

(BEST FOR ADULTS AND KIDS AGES 6 AND UP) SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 1:30PM - 2:30PM Assume the persona of a voyageur from this historical era! Examine historical replicas of fur trade items. Make a spark from flint and steel, drill a hole with a pump drill. Try on a capote and moustache and practice your French Accent! Ooh la la, c’est fun! Small scout groups are welcome. Fee: $5 per family. Prepay by Jan. 26. Snowshoe rental available afterward. Snowshoe rental: $5/pair.

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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

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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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