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WINTER/SPRING 2014 “NEWS”

Registration begins January 2, 2014 www.springtwpberks.org


Parks & Recreation Department MISSION STATEMENT

As stewards of the public spaces and natural resources of the Township of Spring, the Department of Parks and Recreation is dedicated to creating a vibrant sense of community and enriching the lives of the citizens by providing beautiful parks, innovative programs and excellent customer satisfaction.

DIRECTOR’S

2850 Windmill Road Sinking Spring, PA 19608 Phone: (610) 678-5399 Fax: (610) 678-4571 OFFICE HOURS MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Parks and Recreation Board Richard Bashore – Chairperson William Herbine – Vice Chairperson Kerry Dunn – Secretary / Treasurer William Aukamp - Sheila Faust Keith Stamm - Don Watterson

Parks and Recreation Department Staff Judy Houck – Director of Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Teri Hettinger – Recreation Program Coordinator Lisa Delozier - Program / Office Assistant Marti Hampson – Publications Specialist

INSIDE THIS ISSUE Facility Rental Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 2014 Discount Ski Tickets. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - 7 Family Nature Series. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Family Fun Nights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 2014 Playground, Jr & Tot Lot Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Youth Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Adult Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 & 11 Day Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Overnight Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Support Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 14 Program & Trip Registration Policies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

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Another year has come and gone and it’s time for new resolutions and new beginnings! When was the last time you enjoyed a stroll in the park, went on a road trip with a friend or learned a new skill? Do you remember the joy on your child’s face when they found a frog or saw their first magician? It has probably been longer than any of us care to admit but don’t worry, the Parks, Recreation and Public Works Department is here to help! Whether you and your friends like shopping, flowers, casinos or sporting events, we have a day trip for you. If you are really adventurous you’ll join us for our extremely popular “Mystery Trip” to . . . . . oh – that’s right, it is supposed to be a mystery! Remember to schedule your vacation for early September and join us for a week-long trip to Kentucky, home of “The Derby” and the “Louisville Slugger”! Don’t think about it too long though, these trips are very popular and registration is limited so call your friends and sign up today! If food, gardening or writing interests you, we have several workshops that will inspire and entertain you. For those with a more competitive streak, we have Adult Volleyball. Get your friends together and join us! The ever popular Family Fun Nights and Family Nature Series are back this season and include music, magic, dinosaurs, wildlife and even some chemistry! Who knew chemistry would be fun?! Although some sessions may require preregistration, all of these Family members of all ages enjoy our programs Family Nature Series! are free. Please check the program descriptions to make sure the event is appropriate for your child’s age. It wouldn’t be spring in the Township without our slate of special events! From the Easter Egg Hunt and Trout Rodeos to the Golf Tournament and Spring’s Savory Sampler, there is an event for every member of the family. Check out the details on pages 4 through 6. Forget those resolutions we make every year and never complete. Resolve to add QUALITY to YOUR LIFE and enjoy each and every day with your family and friends. We’re here to help you make this resolution a reality! We look forward to seeing you in our parks and programs! Judy Houck, CPRP Director of Parks, Recreation & Public Works


Park Facility Rental Information Park Pavilion Rental Policy Pavilion reservations are accepted beginning in January of each calendar year. Only reservations for that calendar year will be accepted.Reservations for the 2014 Season will be accepted beginning at 8:00 am, January 15, 2014. Reservations are accepted on a “first come-first served” basis. A refundable Security Deposit of $100.00 is required for all rentals and must be paid at the time the reservation is made. Cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express are accepted as payment. A Variance Permit (for alcohol or other special permissions) is available for $30.00 per permit. Resident Discount $65.00/day

Rental Rate $95.00/day

Large Pavilion Cacoosing Meadows Park Up to 150 people 150 - 300 people 300+ people

$350.00/day $500.00/day $600.00/day

90

X

Cornwall Terrace

36

Drexelwood Park

1

X

X

Portable

X

Gas

X

X

1

X

Volleyball Courts

Colony Park

X

Basketball Courts

X

2

Play Equipment

225

Parking

Cacoosing Meadows

Cooking Grills (charcoal)

X

Sink

84

Restrooms

Electrical Outlets

Breneman Park

Park Name

Pavilion Lighting

Seating Capacity

$175.00/day $400.00/day $500.00/day

X

X

X

X

X X

Street

X

X

Street

X

X

48

Street

X

X

Kline’s Creek Park

48

Street

X

X

LenOak Park

60

X

X

X

X

X

Red Caboose Park

72

X

X

X

X

X

West Lawn Park

24

Street

X

1

X

1

X

2

X

1

Tennis Courts

$160.00/day

Horseshoe Pits

Medium Pavilions Breneman Park, Colony Park, Kline's Creek Park, LenOak Park, Red Caboose Park $100.00/day

Open Field Space

Small Pavilions Cornwall Terrace Park, Drexelwood Park, West Lawn Park

X X

X X

X

X

X

X

X X X

X X

Additional portable toilets are permitted at the expense of the customer, however, the Township shall determine the delivering vendor. Residency is based on the address of the customer making the reservation. Deposits are returned to the customer listed on the permit.

ATHLETIC FACILITY RENTAL POLICY Field and court reservations will be accepted beginning January 15th, 2014. Only reservations for 2014 will be accepted. A refundable Security Deposit of $100.00 is required for all rentals and must be paid at the time the reservation is made. Cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express are accepted as payment. Rates for lighted and/or lined fields and courts are available by calling the Department. Athletic Field

Resident Discount

Rental Rate

Baseball/Softball Field

$10.00/hour

$15.00/hour

Basketball Court

$10.00/hour

$15.00/hour

Soccer Field

$20.00/hour

$25.00/hour

Tennis Court

$10.00/hour

$15.00/hour

Volleyball Court

$10.00/hour

$15.00/hour

The resident discount applies to customers who live within the physical boundaries of the Township of Spring. Wilson School District residency does not qualify customers for the resident discount.

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2014 Discount Ski Tickets The following Discount Tickets are available through the Parks and Recreation Department through the winter season. PLEASE NOTE: Prices are subject to change without notice. Ticket purchases are NON-REFUNDABLE. Office Hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Ticket questions can be referred to 610-678-5399 Ext. 2.

TICKET/AGES

SALE

GATE

ADVENTURE AQUARIUM - Camden, NJ Adult (13 & over) Please call for ticket prices Child (2-12) Please call for ticket prices BEAR CREEK - Bear Creek Village, PA Weekday $31.00 $47.00 Night (4pm - 10pm) $23.00 $34.00 BLUE MOUNTAIN - Palmerton, PA Weekday $46.00 $54.00 Weekend/Holiday $57.00 $63.00 Night $30.00 $35.00 CAMELBACK - Pocono Mountains, PA Midweek (Open to Close) $43.00 $51.00 Weekend/Holiday (Open to Close) ] $53.00 $61.00 SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN - Pocono Mountains, PA Midweek (Open to Close) $35.00 $45.00 Weekend/Holiday (Open to Close) $45.00 $55.00 Customers can pick up bar-coded coupons at the Parks and Recreation Department. Coupons are used to purchase the discounted tickets directly from Shawnee Mountain.

Daddy - Daughter Dinner & Dance Date: Friday, March 28, 2014 Time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Dinner Buffet at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm dancing from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Location: Green Valley Country Club, by ViVa Hosted by: Township of Spring Parks, Recreation & Public Works Department Girls in kindergarten through 6th grade can enjoy spending the night with their Dad or any other special man in their life. Enjoy our D.J. and a delicious dinner buffet. Photographer will be available for optional photo. Tickets are available at the Administration Building, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Phone orders (610-678-5399) are accepted with credit card payment and tickets will be held at the door. Dance only tickets are not available. Buffet by ViVa: Breads, Soup, Salad, Flatbread Pizzas, Lasagna, Chicken Parmesan, Beef Tenderloin, Pasta, Mashed Potatoes, Mediterranean Vegetables, Desserts, Coffee and Iced Tea. Cost:

ANHEUSER BUSCH THEME PARKS EZ TICKETS As soon as they become available, the Department will be be selling EZ Tickets to the following parks: BUSCH GARDENS, Williamsburg, VA SEA WORLD, Orlando, FL SESAME PLACE, Langhorne, PA WATER COUNTRY USA, Williamsburg, VA Please call the Department at 610-678-5399 Ext. 2 for updated information on the availability and prices of these tickets. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

TICKET PURCHASES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE WE ACCEPT VISA, MASTERCARD DISCOVER AND AMERICAN EXPRESS

Spring Township Day at the Fightin Phils Saturday, April 5, 2014 Game Time: 6:05 pm Reading Phillies vs. Portland Sea Dogs

FREE TICKETS to Township of Spring and Wilson School District residents and businesses. Tickets available at the Administration Building after March 21, 2014. (while supplies last.)

Daughter - $20.00 per person includes dinner buffet & dance Dad - $35.00 per person includes dinner buffet and dance

For groups of 6 or more a table reservation is required. TICKETS ARE LIMITED Order yours today! TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR! Only 180 tickets available - call today!

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Special Events 28TH ANNUAL TOWNSHIP EASTER EGG HUNT Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:30 pm - Red Caboose Park

Age Groups Under 2 yrs. 2 – 3 yrs. 4 - 5yrs.

6-7 yrs. 8-10 yrs. Physically Challenged Area

In the event of inclement weather, candy and eggs will be distributed from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Township Administration Building, 2850 Windmill Road, Sinking Spring. No Fee or Registration Required!! Bring your Easter Basket or a Bag for Collecting Eggs!!

21ST ANNUAL YOUTH TROUT RODEO Cacoosing Meadows Park Saturday, April 26, 2014 Rodeo Times: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Registration begins at 7:00 am All fishermen MUST be between 4 and 14 years of age!

TROPHY SIZE TROUT! PRIZES! HUNDREDS OF STOCKED TROUT! Enjoy a wonderful day at the park fishing with your children. Cacoosing Creek will be stocked on Friday, April 25th at approximately 1:30 pm with Rainbow, Brook and Brown Trout. Event is open to Township of Spring and Wilson School District residents ONLY! Breakfast, lunch, drinks and bait will be available at the concession stand.

Hunting starts promptly at 4:30 pm! Don’t miss it! Can you help out for 30 minutes? Adult volunteers needed!

For more information contact the Parks , Recreation and Public Works Department (610) 678-5399.

For more information, call the Parks, Recreation & Public Works Department (610)-678-5399

SENIOR FISHING RODEO Friday, May 2, 2014 7:30 am –12:30 pm Registration begins at 7:00 am 50 yrs & Over No Registration Fee for Spring Township Residents Non-resident Fee: $5.00 Cacoosing Meadows Park Cacoosing Creek will be stocked on May 1st with Rainbow, Brook & Brown Trout.

Breakfast, snacks, lunch & drinks available at concession stand.

SPRING’S SAVORY SAMPLER Date: Friday, May 16, 2014 Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm Age: 21 years + Cost: $13.00 per person Location: Green Valley Country Club, by Viva 150 Green Valley Rd., Sinking Spring, 19608 Join us for a sampling of the area’s finest restaurants, caterers and delis with complimentary wine tasting featuring Blair Vineyards and entertainment by Party Masterz. Enjoy sampling great food and wine as you socialize with friends, co-workers or neighbors. Proceeds benefit Township of Spring youth summer programs.

PA Fish & Boat Commission Laws Apply Tickets available at the Aministration Building. Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Phone orders (610) 678-5399 are accepted with credit card payment and your tickets will be held at the door.

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Special Events Premium Sponsor Package - $450.00 Package Includes: • • • • •

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Four (4) greens fees, cart, buffet lunch and drinks Four (4) 2014 Township of Spring golf polo shirts Company name (logo) displayed on signage at a hole Twelve (12) additional door prize tickets (four (4) per golfer) Company marketing materials; (supplied by sponsor) coupons, pamphlet, etc. distributed to all golfers Company supplied banner displayed at Hole #1 Full page advertisement in the Tournament Booklet Company acknowledgement in the Township of Spring Parks and Recreation 2014 Fall publication, distributed to over 18,000 households and businesses throughout the Wilson School District Two (2) additional golf tournament lunch buffet tickets..

Sponsor Package $250.00

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• • •

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Gift Sponsor $200.00

(Limited to four sponsors, deadline April 1, 2014)

• • • •

Package Includes: •

21st Annual Golf Classic May 9, 2014 8:00 am

Two (2) greens fees, cart, buffet lunch and drinks Company name (logo) displayed on signage at a hole Company marketing materials; (supplied by sponsor) coupons, pamphlet, etc. distributed to all golfers Company supplied banner displayed at Hole #1 Half page advertisement in the Tournament Booklet Company acknowledgement in the Township of Spring Parks and Recreation 2014 Fall publication, distributed to over 18,000 households and businesses throughout the Wilson School District

Company name ( logo)on player gift Company recognition on sign at hole Company supplied banner displayed at hole #1 Quarter page advertisement in the Tournament Booklet Company acknowledgement in the Township of Spring Parks and Recreation 2014 Fall publication, distributed to over 18,000 households and businesses throughout the Wilson School District

Putting Contest Sponsor - $100.00 • • •

Company name (logo) displayed on signage at putting green Acknowledgement in Tournament Booklet Acknowledgement in the Parks and Recreation 2014 Fall publication, distributed to over 18,000 households throughout the Wilson School District

Hole Sponsor $55.00 Package Includes: • • •

Company name displayed on signage at a hole Company acknowledgement in the Tournament Booklet Company acknowledgement in the Township of Spring Parks and Recreation 2014 Fall publication, distributed to over 18,000 households and businesses throughout the Wilson School District. Please email logo to: thettinger@springtwpberks.org

Tournament Donations Door Prizes, Gift Certificates or Monetary Donations are always welcome and appreciated. If you are looking for other marketing opportunities, please call (610) 678-5399 ext. 1150 or email thettinger@springtwpberks.org.

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Special EVENTS

21st Annual Township of Spring Golf Classic Friday, May 9, 2014 7:30 AM Registration Manor Golf Course

Registration Deadline: May 2, 2014 8:00 AM Shotgun Start $70.00 per player

Entry Fee Includes: Greens Fee & Cart ~ Lunch Buffet & Drinks ~ Player Gift ~ Door Prizes ~ Contest - Top Team Prizes Four-person scramble format. Men’s, Women’s & Mixed Teams are Welcome! Proceeds benefit Township of Spring Youth Programs Make checks payable and mail to: Township of Spring Parks & Recreation Department, 2850 Windmill Road, Sinking Spring, PA, 19608 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

21st Annual Golf Classic Entry Form – 2014 Foursome Name: ________________________________________ Foursome Type (please circle) Men’s

Women’s

Mixed

1. Foursome Captain Name: _________________________________________________Birth Date_________________________ Address: ______________________________________________Phone: _____________________ email: ____________________ Emergency Contact: Name

Relationship

Phone

2. Name: ______________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________Phone: _____________________ email: _____________________ 3. Name: ______________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________Phone: _____________________ email: ____________________ 4. Name: ______________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________Phone: _____________________ email: ____________________ In compliance with current HIPPA Regulations, customers are not obligated to disclose this information; however, any and all information provided will be used solely for the purpose of accommodating your needs within our programs and will be kept confidential. Special Considerations/Medical History (emotional/behavioral/medical issues, medications, food allergies, special needs) _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ I ___________________________, understand that the listed activities may involve certain risks, and I, in my own right and on behalf of my children, namely __________________________, my heirs, agents, hereby waive any and all claims against the Township of Spring, the Wilson School District, their Supervisors, Directors, Officers, agents and employees for any accident, injury or illness that I or my child may sustain while participating in the listed programs/trips. Likewise, I grant the right to use and waive the right to inspect or approve versions of my/our names, images and photographs, including composites or modification representations in publications, brochures, newsletters, reports, websites and any and all other material relating to Township of Spring Parks and Recreation programs and facilities. I have read and agree to the Parks and Recreation Program and Trip Policies. __________________________________________ Signature of Participant

___________________________________ Date

Sponsors please check enclosed sponsorship:

___Gift Sponsor: $200. 00

___Putting Sponsor: $100. 00

___ Premium Sponsor Package: $450.00

___Sponsor Package: $250. 00

___Hole Sponsor: $55.00

Company Name: __________________________________________ Contact Person: _____________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________Phone: ___________________ email: ____________________ Payment Type: ____Check _____Credit Card __Visa __Master Card __American Express Name on Card: _____________________________________________Account No. : _____________________________________ Exp. Date: _________________________

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Family Events Family Nature Series All programs are FREE and are held at the Township Administration Building unless otherwise noted. Some programs require pre-registration.

You Be the Chemist! ®

Wild About Wildlife

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2014 Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Date: Saturday, February 8, 2014 Time: 1:00 -2:00 pm

Join Greglynn Gibbs and the Penn State Berks Chemical Society for a fun and educational chemistry program that engages children in learning about the role chemistry plays in their everyday lives. This program is designed to inform and encourage children’s interest in chemistry and all the sciences! Appropriate for ages 4 +.

Raccoons, Opossums and Deer! Oh my! Don’t forget skunks and more as Kathy Grim, Blue Marsh Lake Park Ranger, discusses the wide range of animals that call Berks County home. Opportunity will be given to see, touch, and smell (!) animal pelts and skulls in this interactive and fun adventure!

Learn to Fish with the SMART Angler Program (Registration Required)

Fossils, Dinosaur Bones, and Geology (Registration Required)

Date: Sunday, March 9, 2014 Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm We’ll explore fossils, dinosaur bones, geology and more in this educational and interactive program with Kutztown University’s Geology Club. Come with your questions and curiosity to visit prehistoric earth and its fascinating plants and animals. Appropriate for ages 5+.

Spring Peepers, Night Sounds and Help Me Find That Frog!

Date: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm Location: Cacoosing Meadows Park Pavilion

Date: Friday, May 2, 2014 Time: 7:30 - 8:30 pm Location: Shiloh Hills Park Environmental Education Center

Join educators from the PA Fish & Boat Commission to learn the basics of fishing. Each participant gets to practice those skills in readiness for our annual Trout Rodeo! Equipment is provided or you can bring your own. Time available afterward for questions and more practice. Ages: 4-14 must be accompanied by an adult.

It’s a frog safari and a wildlife expedition when we join naturalist Porcupine Pat to go in search of Shiloh Hills Park’s evening wildlife activity! Please come prepared for a wildlife adventure and bring a flashlight for the frog-spotting experience. Appropriate for ages 4+.

Family Fun Nights Fun for the Entire Family! Join us for entertaining evenings of live music, theater and magic! All shows are free and held at the Township of Spring Administration Building. For children - pajamas are considered appropriate attire

“The Delicious Revenge of Princess Ruby Slippers” Presented by the Yocum Institute for Education Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014 Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm Ruby and her brother, Jake, squabble over everything, driving their poor mother mad! When friend Tom arrives, sibling bickering is settled by an outlandish game of hide’n’seek which whisks Ruby into Fairytale Land populated by fairy godmothers, witches and Prince Charming. Jake and Tom set off in earnest pursuit to rescue Ruby before mom finds out!

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Musical Artist Steve Courtney and his “Sun Hill Market” music! Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014 Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm Join Parent’s Choice Award winning musical artist Steve Courtney and his “Sun Hill Market” music in this rollicking fun evening of original songs, witty humor, physical comedy and engaging stories!

The Magic and Mystery of Magician Mr. Sneakers Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014 Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm It’s a magical world when Mr. Sneakers comes to town! Laughter and more are in store as Mr. Sneakers entertains us with his humorous brand of mystical magical comedy and fun!

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2014 Summer Playground, JR & Tot Lot Programs REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 2, 2014 – ENDS JUNE 2, 2014 LATE REGISTRATION PERIOD – JUNE 3, 2014 – ENDS JUNE 20, 2014 (Additional $30.00 per child fee applied during Late Registration Period)

LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS BY NOON, FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014 REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER JUNE 20, 2014 PROGRAM DATES: Monday, June 16, 2014 to Friday, August 1, 2014. Children will enjoy age appropriate activities including: arts & crafts, dance, sports and games, field trips, special events, guest speakers and much more. Children throughout Spring Township and the Wilson School District are invited and encouraged to attend the nearest supervised Playground or Tot Lot Program. LOCATIONS: Breneman Park, Colony Park, Cornwall Terrace, Drexelwood Park, LenOak Park, Red Caboose Park PLAYGROUND & JR. PLAYGROUND HOURS Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

TOT LOT HOURS Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 am 4 & 5 year olds

PLAYGROUND & TOT LOT REGISTRATION FEES Sibling discount applies to children in the same household regardless of which program they attend. Township Resident Discount Rates:

$70.00 – 1st child; $60.00 – each additional child in the same household Resident Family (4+ children) - $195.00

Non-Township Resident Rates:

$125.00 – 1st child; $115.00 – each additional child in the same household

Late Registration Fee:

$30.00 per child – June 3, 2014 – June 20, 2014

All registrations and payments MUST be received through the Parks & Recreation Department. Registrations will NOT be accepted at the playground sites. LEADERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A COMPLETED REGISTRATION FORM, BEFORE A CHILD CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAMS. The first day children attend the Playground or Tot Lot Program, they will receive a parent information packet, summer schedule and T-Shirt. The Township requires a playground site to have 20 children registered by June 1, 2014 in order for the program to run so please register early. PLAYGROUND PROGRAM AGES: 8 - 13 years of age during June and July 2014. JR. PLAYGROUND PROGRAM AGES: 6 & 7 years of age during June and July 2014. The children in this program will do age appropriate activities, separate from Playground and Tot Lot. TOT LOT PROGRAM: 4 & 5 years of age during June and July 2014 NOTE: A 3-year old who will be 4 by October 1, 2014 may attend Tot Lot; however, a parent/guardian 16 yrs. and older MUST accompany and assist the child with activities during the entire session and the child MUST NOT be in diapers. REGISTRATION STARTS NOW - LATE FEE BEGINS JUNE 2, 2014 1) Register by credit card online at www.springtwpberks.org. 2) Register by credit card by calling (610) 678-5399. 3) Stop by the Administration Building - Monday through Friday 8 am - 5 pm. Registration for Playground and Tot Lot Field Trips will be available May 1, 2014.

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Youth / Adult Programs Youth Basketball Skills Clinics Boys and girls will learn the fundamentals of basketball with emphasis on offense, defense, shooting and ball handling skills. All groups are co-ed. Dates: Sundays, February 16 March 23, 2014 Location: Colonial Sports, 168 Shillington Rd., Sinking Spring, PA

Session I - #1038 Ages: 3 - 5 years Time: 5:30 - 6:00 pm Cost: $55.00 per person

Session II - #1039 Ages: 6 - 9 years Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm Cost: $85.00 per person

Session III - #1040 Ages: 10 - 14 years Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm Cost: $85.00 per person

S.A.T. COURSE - # 1011 Location: Wilson High School Library Instructor: Chris McCaffrey

Preparing for MARCH S.A.T. TEST Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays Meeting Dates: 2/11,2/13,2/18,2/20,2/25, 2/27,3/4,3/6 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm Cost: $240.00

Course includes 24-hours of instruction, book, strategies, and notes. Sessions focus on questiontypes that occur in math and verbal sections of the test. Students tackle practice problems and practice S.A.T. sections. Instructors provide analysis/ explanation of answers and review pertinent material/question-types. Individuals must register and pay for the test through www.collegeboard. com. TEST NOT INCLUDED WITH COURSE

Adult Sports This program is scheduled to be held at Wilson School

District’s Southern Middle School. This program is designed as open gym for pickup games. If school is closed for inclement weather, the program will be cancelled.

Adult Power Volleyball Must be 18 years of age to participate. Tuesdays & Thursdays 8 - 10 pm * January 2, 2014 - April 24, 2014 $2.00 residents $3.00 nonresidents Payable per night at gym.

*Dates and times are subject to being changed by the school district. Thank you for your cooperation!

Kinder Gentler Vegetable Gardening: Part One Getting Started - # 1046

Kinder Gentler Vegetable Gardening: Part Two Know Your Garden-# 1047

Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014 Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm Cost: $10.00 per person per program $18.00 - two garden workshops $27.00 - all three garden workshops Location: Township of Spring Administration Building

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014 Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm Cost: $10.00 per person per program $18.00 - two garden workshops $27.00 - all three garden workshops Location: Township of Spring Administration Building

Do you want to get started with a more environmentally friendly form of gardening? Then join a Penn State Master Gardener in this informative workshop that will cover garden planning, soil preparation, seed and plant selection, crop rotation, “lasagna gardening” and fertilizers.

In Part Two of Environmentally Friendly Gardening, a Penn State Master Gardener will be here to discuss how to know your garden by knowing and understanding vegetable families and pest control. Learn how to monitor your garden health to achieve a thriving and productive garden.

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Adult Programs Container and Window Box Gardening - Think Outside the Pot ! #1051 Date: Sunday, March 23, 2014 Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm Cost: $10.00 per person per program $18.00 - two garden workshops $27.00 - all three garden workshops Location: Township of Spring Administration Building Learn to think outside the pot and be inspired to go beyond the norm to beautify your home and add garden space with window boxes and planters. Penn State Master Gardeners will show us how to enhance the beauty of your home and grow nutritious vegetables using the versatility of container gardening.

Creative Writing Workshop - #1048 Dates: Wednesdays, March 5 - April 9, 2014 Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm Cost: $25.00 per person Location: Township of Spring Administration Building

Creative writing is one of the most fulfilling ways to express yourself and you're never to young or too old to start! Join educator Rachael Denessen to explore the world of writing creatively in this hands-on interactive workshop. Bring a notebook, a pen and your enthusiasm to grow as a writer. Space is limited - register early!

Breakfasts with Crystal - # 1051 Date: Sunday, April 27, 2014 Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm Cost: $10.00 per person Location: Township of Spring Administration Building

Crystal Barto, Executive Chef at Emily's Restaurant in Mohnton, will demonstrate how to use fresh and local ingredients to make breakfast special. Learn how to make fresh fruit smoothies, fluffy flavorful pancakes and waffles, homemade granola, savory eggs, quiches, frittatas and casseroles. Space is limited - register early!

“Spring Seniors” Club of Spring Township - This energetic, enthusiastic group is open to anyone age 55 and better. If you like to socialize, meet new people or occasionally just need something different to do, then the “Spring Seniors” is for you! Bring a friend! NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME! $5.00 Annual Membership Fee Questions? Contact Teri at: (610) 678-5399 x 1150

Spring Seniors meet the first* Friday of the month at 10:00 am in the West

January 3, 2014 *February 14, 2014 March 7, 2014 April 4, 2014

Lawn United Methodist Church Community Center. Monthly guest speakers, themed party lunches, trips and more! * Due to Holidays or schedule conflicts, the meetings are on alternate Fridays. 10:00 am Meeting and “Bringing in the New Year” with performer Rev. David Reinwald 10:00 am Meeting and Celebrate Healthy Heart Month - dietitian Meredith Mensinger 10:00 am Meeting and Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Harpist Cathleen Sauber 10:00 am Meeting and comic Kerry White talk about “The Great American Outhouses”

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Day Trips MOSHULU and Sugar House Casino #1053 Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Ages: 21+ Cost: $58.00.00 per person

Experience an unforgettable meal aboard the Moshulu. The world’s oldest and largest four-masted tall ship still afloat located at Penn’s Landing on Philadelphia’s waterfront. Three course plated luncheon including dessert and a special history presentation. Then try your luck at Philadelphia’s Sugar House Casino with $15.00 free slot play.

Philadelphia Flower Show - #1054 Date: Monday, March 3, 2014 Cost: $57.00 per person Depart: 12:15 pm Return: 9:30 pm The 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show theme is “ARTiculture.” Experience the combination of art and horticulture as the show celebrates everyone from Michelangelo to Monet, Picasso to Pollack and DaVinci to Dali. Hundreds of presentations by local gardening experts rounds out the show’s winning combination of showmanship and gardening know-how.

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Mystery Day Trip - #1056 Date: Wednesday April 30, 2014 Cost: $98.00 per person Depart: 9:00 am Return: 9:00 pm

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Join us for this fun and fascinating MYSTERY TRIP where passengers are given clues throughout the day to try and guess the destinations. Some walking is required. Walkers and wheelchairs are welcome. Lunch and dinner are included. Seats are limited - register early!

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A Day in New York City - #1055 Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014 Depart: 7:00 am Depart NY: 5:45 pm Cost: $51.00 per person Plan your own day! This is a very popular trip! All registered passengers will receive a trip itinerary two weeks prior to the trip. Approximate drop-off location will be within the Theater District. Register NOW!

Philadelphia “Phillies” Baseball Trip - #1057 Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Depart: 3:30 pm Game time: 7:05 Cost: $55.00 per person

Join us for a night at Citizens Bank Park to cheer on the Phillies against the San Francisco Giants. Seats located in section 202. Bus departs at 3:30 pm. Game Time 7:05 pm.

Very popular trip, please register early!

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Overnight Trip Kentucky & West Virginia

Thoroughbreds, Bourbon & Bluegrass! 9 Days / 8 Nights p September 5 - 13, 2014

Double Occupancy

$1,445.00 per person Triple: $1,162.00 per person Single: $2,002.00 per person $200.00 per person deposit required at time of registration

RESERVATION DEADLINE JULY 1, 2014 TRIP INCLUDES: Roundtrip motor coach transportation from Spring Township 4 nights lodging enroute West Virginia & 4 nights lodging Kentucky 9 Breakfasts & 8 Meals (includes Dinner Cruise & Dinner Show) All admissions Hotel taxes and restaurant gratuities • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

2 night stay at Oglebay Resort. Enjoy Saturday to do as you please (we will schedule tee-times for golfers) Kentucky Show, a multi-sensory experience that tells the history of Kentucky 3 night stay at Hampton Inn Downtown Louisville, (walk to shops, museums, restaurants) Churchill Downs Backstretch Breakfast Tour, Barn visit, Museum and “The Greatest Race” video Mega Cavern Tour on a Mega Tram, underground adventure in history, geology and green technology Louisville Slugger Museum, see the world’s largest bat and tour the factory where the bats are made Moonshine & Madness Tour of Old Louisville, Prohibition-era stories, gangsters, moonshiners and mansions Belle of Louisville Dinner Cruise, dinner and entertainment aboard the Belle, a National Historic Landmark Free time in downtown Louisville Bourbon Trail Tour - Jim Beam Tour, Makers Mark Tour, The Cooperage (barrel making) & lunch in Bardstown Thoroughbred Horse Farms – Tour beautiful horse farms in Lexington, KY Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm – A retirement facility for retired champion and celebrity race horses Kentucky Horse Park- equine presentations, tours and American Saddle Horse Museum Overnight stay Hampton Inn / Holiday Inn near Lexington Heritage Farm Museum and Village - A village and farm recreated to preserve the Appalachian heritage Overnight stay at The Greenbrier – 5 star historic hotel in WV, hotel and estate ground tour included Cass Scenic Railroad - 1.5 hr. Whittaker Station excursion, stop at a 1940’s recreated logging camp The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) - home to the world’s largest radio telescope Dinner at the 1863 House Restaurant American Mountain Theater - The freshest sound in the mountains! Enjoy a 2 hour premier show Overnight stay at Isaac Jackson Hotel, a newly constructed hotel in Elkins, WV

Our Fall Trip is very popular and fills quickly Visit www.springtwpberks.org for details or call (610) 678-5399

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Support Page Thank You to the following volunteers and sponsors for your generous support of our special events. Special Thanks to: Mr. Lewis Unger for volunteering his time and talent. Colonial Fitness for providing parking for our motor coach trip passengers. Crystal Barto, Executive Chef at Emily’s Restaurant of Mohnton for her Fall & Holiday Finger Food Demonstration.

2013 Fall Family Festival The Fall Family Festival was held on October 20th. Many thanks to all those who attended, the entertainers, vendors, apple pie baking contestants, judges and all the volunteers who made the event possible! Special thanks to DJ Mark Mohler from the “Party Pros”, Spring Township Lions’ Club, K&B Stables, Township of Spring Police and Fire Departments, K-9 Search and Rescue, Otto’s Amusements, Academy of Movement & Reading Phillies Dance Team, Reading Pops Orchestra, Wilson JROTC and Dance Fusion.

Congratulations to our Apple Pie Baking Contest Winners: First Place: Tamara, Lily and Sophia Reck Second Place: Lauren Good Third Place: Alex & Alyssa Williams

Apple Pie Contest Sponsors:

Apple Pie Contest Judges:

Giant Food Stores Jake’s Greenhouse & Garden Center Redner’s Markets, Inc. Weis Market

Patty Smith, Rich Bashore & K-9 Officer Charles Miller

Volunteers:

Bill & Joyce Aukamp, Ron & Sandi Bukowski, Pat & Ed Campbell, Shirley Columbo, Donald & Darlene Cook, Chris Daubert, Dale & Sheila Faust, Mark Hettinger, Scott & Dani Hettinger, Wade Houck, Bob Keim, Nellie Kemmerer, Lori & Mike Mahon, Ardell Matheson, Chris & Leon Mazurie, Aruna Patel, Alice Sell, Cathy Shellhammer, Elnora Smythe, Ryan Yanchocik, Don & Gerry Watterson and the Wilson High School Interact Club members.

2013 Volunteer Dinner Thank you to Toscani Restaurant for providing a delicious meal and to the following businesses for their kind donations: AutoSpa of Wyomissing, Big Bertha’s Grill, Mister Hot Shine Care Wash & Lube Center Giant Food Store Jimmy G’s Railroad House Sports Bar The Steak Shack, Sheetz of Sinking Spring Texas Roadhouse Weis Market Yogo Crazy Frozen Yogurt

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Program and Trip Policies ONLINE www.springtwpberks.org requires Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express available 24 hrs./day; 7 days/week

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610-678-5399 Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm requires Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express

Parks & Recreation Department Monday-Friday 8 am - 5 pm Drop box at front door available after-hours

REGISTRATIONS AND PAYMENTS NTS ARE REQUIRED PRIOR TO T THE START OF THE PROGRAM PROGRAM. REGISTRATIONS AND PAYMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED AT THE PROGRAM SITE.

REFUNDS AND TRANSFERS: Granted When: * A class is cancelled by the Parks & Recreation Department. * A participant submits a refund or transfer request to the Department at least one week * before the start of the program. * A participant becomes ill, submits a doctor’s statement and notifies the Department before the program starts. *Note: Refund policy may vary per program.

NOTE: There will be a minimum $5.00 administrative refund fee charged on ANY registration cancelled by the participant. Fee may vary depending on the prepurchase of program supplies and the contractual agreements with instructors and facilities.

Thee Parks & Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel Th cancel, postpone postpone, change times times, dates dates, cost or location of any an program or trip and to make any revisions ons which may be necessary necessary. Ful Full refunds will be made when the Department cancels a program or trip.

RESIDENTS & NON– RESIDENTS **A resident id t iis considered id d any person who h lives li within ithi the th geographical geographi hi l boundaries of the Township of Spring.** Proof of residency may be required required. Non-resident fees may apply to some programs and facility rentals rentals.

PROGRAM FEES Program fees help support and finance finance our programs programs. PLEASE NOTE: Some classes may require additional fees or supplies. See program descriptions for details.

PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED The Parks and Recreation Department will make reasonable accommodations to assist physically challenged in The individuals whoo wish to participate in our programs programs. Please notify us of your needs during your registration registration.

TRIP POLICIES 11.. Seats are available on a fi first rst paid/fi paid/first rst st served basis. basis Please indicate any sspecial requests at the time of registration. registration Special requests can not be guaranteed but will be considered. 22.. A detailed itinerary will be mailed two weeks before the trip confirming confirming trip logistics. logisti 33.. Please register early so the trips won’t be cancelled. cancelled If the Department cancels a trip, trip a full refund will be given given. 4. No refunds can be given if you must cancel two weeks prior to the trip, trip unless a replacement is found. found * (*Note: Refund policy for ticketed or overnight trips may vary.) 55.. Motor coach will have air conditioning and restroom. restroom Smoking and alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted permitte on the motor coach.

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