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They Inspire • Concerts • Art Exhibits • Community Activities • Speakers • Theatre • Athletic Events • Lectures • Cinema • Dance Most events are open to the public, and many are free.

Welcome to the City of Appleton Magazine

“...meeting community needs...enhancing quality of life.”

Visit us at: City Hall 100 North Appleton Street, Appleton, WI 54911 (corner of College Avenue and Appleton Street) Cashiers & Information on 1st Floor City offices located on the 5th and 6th Floors Office Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M., Monday – Friday General Information: 920-832-6173

Appleton Parks and Recreation Located in City Hall, 100 North Appleton Street, Appleton 1st Floor Customer Service Center Office Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M., Monday – Friday Main Line: 920-832-5905 Info/Cancellation Line: 920-832-3900 Website:

Common Council Meetings: at City Hall on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 P.M. The Americans with Disabilities Act: The City of Appleton will adhere to all applicable Federal and State laws, regulations and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities as required (where accommodations do not cause an undue burden on the City) to afford equal opportunity for all. Reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities will be made upon request and if feasible by contacting the City of Appleton Human Resources Department at 920-832-6458. NOTICE: Although the information in this magazine is accurate at the time of printing, some information may be subject to change. Please check the City’s website at for any changes or updates and for Public Service Announcements.

PLEASE NOTE: City Hall and all non-critical emergency facilities will be closed on these dates:

Thanksgiving Christmas New Years

November 26 & 27 December 24 & 25 January 1


Whether you like to browse the farmers market, enjoy good food and music at License to Cruise and Octoberfest or cheer at the Holiday Parade, it’s sure to be fun for the entire family! EVENT License to Cruise Octoberfest Soup Walk Restaurant Week Trick-or-Treat Indoor Farm Market Holiday Parade Small Business Saturday Holiday Fun Fest Death by Chocolate

LOCATION DATE/TIME College Avenue Fri., Sept. 25, 6 P.M. College Avenue Sat., Sept. 26, 9 A.M. Downtown Sat., Oct. 17, 1:00–4:30 P.M. Downtown October 18–22 Citywide Sat., Oct. 31, 4:00–8:00 P.M. City Center Plaza Sat.’s, Nov.-May, 9:00 A.M.–12:30 P.M. College Avenue Tues., Nov. 24, 7:00 P.M. College Avenue Sat., Nov. 28 Houdini Plaza Sat., Dec. 19 College Avenue Sun., Feb. 14, 1:00–4:30 P.M.


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Christmas Tree Collection........................................................10 Free Overflow Collection........................................................... 6 Holiday Refuse/Recycling Schedule...................................... 9 Immunization Clinics................................................................12 Leaf Collection.............................................................................11 Library Activities/Programs....................................................13 Pet License....................................................................................13 Property Tax Payments............................................................... 5 Recycling.....................................................................................8, 9 Solid Waste Disposal...............................................................6, 7 Tire Collection................................................................................ 7 Yard Waste Pickup & Waste Drop-off...................................10



Adult Sports.................................................................................32 Fitness/Wellness & Active Adults................................... 23-26 Pool Programs & Swim Lessons...................................... 28-30 Preschool & Early Childhood........................................... 21-22 Registration Info & Form................................................... 33-34 Reid Golf Course & Scheig Center........................................32 Special Events & Trips.........................................................12, 16 Swim Pass Form & Certification Classes.............................31 Winter Recreational Facilities.......................................... 18-19 Winter & Spring Break Activities...........................................19 Youth & Adult Dance..........................................................21, 25 Youth Sports & Activities........................................... 17, 20-22

Visit for “My Neighborhood” Information about: • Garbage & Recycle Pick-up • Property Tax • Government Information • School Information • Voting District & More

Look for the March-September Edition coming out in March 2016

THINK OUTSIDE THE CAR Last year, Valley Transit provided over 1.2 million rides with their services. There’s never been an easier time to ride the bus. See just how easy it is by visiting Don’t forget, AASD middle school and high school students (public and parochial) can ride the bus during the school year by simply showing their school ID. For more information, call us at 920-832-5800. We hope to see you on the bus soon!

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This fall, the City Assessor’s Office will be requesting interior inspections on many homes to update property records for a future citywide revaluation. The Wisconsin Assessors Manual requires that assessors periodically complete interior inspections of all property. If our records on your home are over 5 years old, you may receive this request. The inspection will not affect your 2015 assessed value. We will also be driving through neighborhoods in City vehicles taking photos of buildings to update our database. The photos are used by various City departments and are available on our website. Please call 920-832-5850 with any questions.


The Neighborhood Program was developed to build bonds and foster communication between City Hall and Appleton neighborhoods. Thirteen neighborhoods have registered thus far. Register today and begin making a positive change in your neighborhood. Benefits of registering include: • Map and demographic information of your neighborhood; • Connect with neighbors and local businesses; • Receive information on city events, workshops and other valuable educational opportunities; • Notification from developers interested in obtaining neighborhood input on projects; • Eligibility for neighborhood grants.* *Now accepting applications for the Neighborhood Grant Program. Availability is contingent upon funding and location within the City. For more information, please visit the Community and Economic Development Department’s web page at or call 920-832-6468.

HOMEOWNER REHAB LOAN PROGRAM The City’s Community and Economic Development Department operates a deferred repayment loan program for low- to moderate-income homeowners (e.g., family of four with income less than $60,300/year) that need improvements done to their homes. Applications from eligible households will be accepted September 14, 2015 through October 16, 2015. Applications will be available during this period only. Applications can be found on the website, on the first floor of City Hall across from the Cashiers, or on the fifth floor of City Hall at the Customer Service area. Additional program and qualifying information is available on the website: (go to the Department of Community and Economic Development and then click on the link to the “Housing Rehab Loan”). For more information, please call 920-832-6468.

Copies of the 2016 Budget will be available for review by the public on October 8 in the Customer Service area on the 6th floor of City Hall and at the Library. The entire budget document will also be posted on the Finance Department’s web page: Finance Committee review is scheduled for Saturday, October 31, with a public hearing on Wednesday evening, November 4. Budget adoption will be on Wednesday evening, November 11 and will include a public participation period. Please take the opportunity to review the budget when it becomes available and to contact your alderperson, City staff, or the Mayor with any questions or comments.


Tax bills will be sent in mid-December for the 2015 tax year. For your convenience, taxes can be paid by the following methods: • U.S. Mail: P.O. Box 2519, Appleton, WI 54912-2519 • Night Deposit Box or Lobby Deposit Box: located at 100 N. Appleton Street. • Drive-up Window or Lobby: 100 N. Appleton Street, Mon.-Fri., 8 A.M.-4:30 P.M. • Credit Card: visit the City’s website at for a link to Credit Card payment information. City Hall will be closed the following days: Thursday, December 24; Friday, December 25; and Friday, January 1. To have your payment credited to 2015 for income tax purposes, your payment must be postmarked, delivered to our office or deposit boxes on or before December 31, 2015. The 1st installment of your tax payment is due February 1, 2016. Installment dates for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th payments are March 31, May 31 and August 1. For tax payment questions, please call 920-832-6442.

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• GARBAGE PICK UP is done weekly from City-supplied garbage carts. f Place your City garbage cart out for pick up the night before your scheduled day (between 5 P.M. and 3 A.M.). f The handle of the garbage cart should face your house. f Place your cart at least 5 feet from other objects on the terrace such as other garbage or recycling carts, mailboxes, trees, etc. Garbage trucks need this space for the truck arms to grab the cart. f Do not park vehicles in front of or near carts. f Never place a cart in the road. This is always a safety concern and in winter does not allow plows to clear snow close to the curb. When there are snow banks, place the cart in your driveway apron opening or clear an area on your terrace to allow crews access to your cart. Do not place carts on snow banks. f Any bags that cause the lid not to close on City garbage carts are considered to be extra garbage. (See the next section for details.) f Return your cart to its storage area by midnight the day of pick up. f Please use plastic bags for items inside City garbage carts. f Check “My Neighborhood” (under “City Highlights”) for garbage and recycling pickup days specific to your address. If your garbage cart is too small, too large or needs repair, the property owner should call 920-832-5580. • EXTRA GARBAGE BAGS–Because garbage cart charges are based on volume, bagged garbage or trash that doesn’t fit in your cart must be marked with a disposal sticker. Bags should weigh less than 45 pounds. f Unlimited bags of extra household garbage are picked up each week with a $4 per bag disposal sticker. f Put extra bags approximately 5 feet from garbage carts. f The disposal sticker should be attached to bags and be visible to drivers. • APPLIANCE TAGS, GRASS PUNCH TICKETS and DISPOSAL STICKERS are available at the following locations: All Appleton Fire Stations #1-700 N. Drews St. #4-724 E. Greenfield St. #2-1801 S. Matthias St. #5-1701 W. Brewster St. #3-801 W. Grove St. #6-4930 N. Lightning Dr. City Hall Cashier 100 N. Appleton St. Public Works (OPS Div) 2625 E. Glendale Ave. Valley Transit 801 S. Whitman Ave. Ace Hardware 500 E. Northland Ave. Kitz & Pfeil Hardware 1919 E. Calumet St. Van’s Northside Hardware 1415 N. Richmond St. • SPECIAL GARBAGE PICK UP If you are moving or just cleaning out, you may request a special pickup for $75. Call 920-832-5580 for details.


Large item pickup is every other week on your regular garbage day opposite your recycling week at no charge. (This does not include extra bags of garbage.) Find City-of-Appleton-Public-Works on facebook and follow appletondpw on Twitter.

• FREE LARGE ITEMS that are too large to fit into City-supplied garbage carts include such things as: f Chairs, couches, mattresses, carpet (tie and bundle, no longer than 4 feet, not to exceed 45 lbs.), lumber (pound nails in or remove, tie and bundle, no longer than 4 feet, not to exceed 45 lbs.), furniture, bikes, lawnmowers (gas/ oil removed), grills (propane tanks removed), toilets, etc. f Appliances, garbage bags and tires require a prepaid disposal sticker. f When placing these items out for pick up, the items should be placed approximately 5 feet away from the automated cart and not lean against it. f Items NOT picked up: boxes (recyclables), garbage bags (without stickers), hazardous waste, yard waste, concrete, shingles and electronics (see Electronics section below). Recycling is picked up according to the usual schedule and is not part of this collection. One truck will come for the City-supplied garbage carts and another truck for the large items. Visit “My Neighborhood” (under “City Highlights”) for garbage and recycling pick up days specific to your address. • MAJOR APPLIANCES require a disposal tag. Pick up is on or after your garbage day. f Tags for Freon appliances are $25 and are needed for: refrigerators and freezers (remove doors), air conditioners and dehumidifiers. f Tags for non-Freon appliances are $20 and are needed for: stoves, ovens, dishwashers, washing machines, clothes dryers, furnaces, water heaters, microwave ovens and other major appliances. The disposal charge is reduced when appliances are brought to the Public Works Customer Service Center located at the Yard Waste Site. See Yard Waste Site information on page 10 for drop-off fee information. • ELECTRONICS–The following electronics must be recycled and will not be picked up with regular garbage per Wisconsin state law: computers, monitors, TVs and other video display devices, fax machines, DVD and VCR players, printers, keyboards and mice, hard drives, speakers, cell phones, cameras, portable music players, gaming devices and small laptops. Many electronic items contain harmful materials including lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium, other heavy metals and chemical flame retardants that can leak into the environment where they can affect human and environmental health. Many of these electronic items also contain valuable reusable materials. For a list of local collectors and recyclers visit the Wisconsin DNR website at

• FLUORESCENT BULBS All fluorescent bulbs, including compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs), contain small amounts of mercury. Home owners may bring tube type fluorescent bulbs and CFLs to Outagamie County Recycling & Solid Waste for a fee. For more information visit • TIRES are picked up curbside on your regular garbage day. A prepaid disposal tag is required. f Tire tags cost $5 each. f There is a limit of 4 tires per household. f Tires can also be brought to the Glendale Avenue Yard Waste Site. Fees and limits apply.

2015 YARD SITE FREE TIRE WEEKENDS Friday, September 18 Saturday, September 19 Sunday, September 20 Monday, September 21 Tires can be brought to the Glendale or Whitman yard sites at no charge on the dates listed above. Tire size of 18” or less and 4 tires per household will be accepted (rims included). Find City-of-Appleton-Public-Works on facebook and follow appletondpw on Twitter.

• CARPET is picked up curbside on your regular garbage day during free large item weeks. f Cut carpet into 4-foot strips and roll up. f Rolls should weigh less than 45 pounds. f Tie or tape rolls. Carpeting removed by a contractor should be disposed of by the contractor. If you are unable to meet the restrictions for placing items curbside, they can be taken to Outagamie County Recycling & Solid Waste or the Glendale Yard Waste Site (see page 10 for fee information). • LUMBER is picked up curbside on your regular garbage day during free large item weeks. f Cut lumber into 4-foot lengths. f Bundle items to weigh less than 45 pounds. f Pound in or remove any nails or large staples. If you are unable to meet the restrictions for placing items curbside, they can be taken to Outagamie County Recycling & Solid Waste, the Glendale Yard Waste Site (see page 10 for fee information) or Landfill Reduction and Recycling, Inc. at 3001 E. Glendale Avenue (visit for more information). • CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS generated by a contractor should be disposed of by the contractor. Work done by the homeowner may be set out curbside in compliance with specifications for large item materials (see page 6). If you are unable to meet the restrictions for placing items curbside, they can be taken to Outagamie County Recycling & Solid Waste, the Glendale Yard Waste Site (see page 10 for fee information) or Landfill Reduction and Recycling, Inc., 3001 E. Glendale Avenue (visit for more information). • GRASS CLIPPINGS are not picked up curbside. They may be taken to the Glendale Avenue or the Whitman Avenue drop- off site. Drop-off fees are $4 per bag or $40 per punch card.

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• HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE–Some wastes are just too hazardous for landfills and require special disposal through the Outagamie County “Household Hazardous Waste Collection”. Hazardous wastes include: pesticides, herbicides, poisons, acid, lead- and oil-based paints, automotive and rechargeable batteries, mercury and some cleaning materials. This program is limited to households only and is held on select dates May through October. For dates, times or to schedule an appointment, call 920-832-5277 or visit their website If you are unable to attend, you may take your hazardous waste directly to the Brown County Hazardous Waste Facility free of charge. Visit or call 920-492-4950. • PAINT–To dispose of latex paint, please consider giving usable paint to friends, neighbors, theater groups or housing assistance organizations. If you must dispose of latex paint, please follow these directions: • For small amounts: Remove the lid and let dry in the can. Occasionally stir the paint. • For larger amounts: Line a cardboard box with a plastic trash bag. Layer an absorbent material (kitty litter, sawdust, shredded newspaper) on bottom, pour a layer of paint and repeat as necessary. Once the paint is dry, dispose of the entire trash bag and dry empty paint cans in your regular trash. Any oil- or lead-based paints should be taken to a hazardous waste collection. • WASTE OIL, FILTERS AND ABSORBENTS–These items must be recycled by homeowners, farmers and businesses. Visit or call Outagamie County Recycling & Solid Waste at 920-832-5277. • MEDICAL SHARPS DISPOSAL To reduce public health risks such as accidental needle sticks, Wisconsin law requires all citizens to safely manage needles, lancets and syringes. It is illegal to put sharps in the trash or with recyclables. Used and unused sharps must be placed in an acceptable sharps container and taken to a registered collection facility such as Appleton Medical Center emergency room, Shopko Express Pharmacy or Fox Valley Family Medicine. NEVER put sharps in the trash or with recyclables! Visit Outagamie County Public Health at See DNR list for more locations in the Appleton and surrounding areas. • PRESCRIPTION DRUGS & OTHER MEDICINES may be disposed of at the Appleton Police Department lobby at 222 S. Walnut Street. Please keep medications in their original containers. For more information visit

NEW WATER METER INSTALLATION The Department of Public Works will be installing new water meters throughout the city over the next few years. More information can be found at

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Recycling is picked up every other week on the day of your regular garbage collection. The map shows regular pickup days and designates recycling Areas #1 and #2. If your recycling day falls on a holiday, the pickup schedule will slide one day, so please check the Holiday Garbage & Recycling Pick Up Schedule on page 9 for specific dates. Recycling pick up will occur on the weeks shown below:

AREA #1 Sept 21-25 Oct 5-9 Oct 19-23 Nov 2-6 Nov 16-20 Nov 30-Dec 4 Dec 14-18

Dec 28-Jan 2 Jan 11-15 Jan 25-29 Feb 8-12 Feb 22-26 Mar 7-11 Mar 21-25

AREA #2 Sept 14-18 Sept 28-Oct 2 Oct 12-16 Oct 26-30 Nov 9-13 Nov 23-27 Dec 7-11

Dec 21-25 Jan 4-8 Jan 18-22 Feb 1-5 Feb 18-22 Feb 29-Mar 4 Mar 14-18

Visit “My Neighborhood” (under “City Highlights”) for garbage or recycling pickup days specific to your address. For recycling pick up concerns, please contact Inland Service Corporation at 920-759-0501. For recycling questions and information, please contact Outagamie County Recycling & Solid Waste at 920-832-5277, visit or email


Maintaining your vehicle helps reduce pollution from oil and gas leaks. From time to time, we’ve all noticed an oily sheen on water in streets and parking lots. It’s the result of small leaks, accumulated residues, and fuel overfills from our cars. When a vehicle is maintained, fewer leaks spill onto streets and highways and fewer contaminants enter our streams. Picking up pet waste is important to do throughout the year. Prevent bacteria in our lakes and streams by carrying small plastic bags when walking your dog. Collect droppings, tie a knot in the bag, and dispose of it properly. Do not throw pet waste down the storm drains. At home, pick up pet waste often. Even waste in your backyard can pollute local waterways. For more information, please visit


Exposure to releases of mercury into the environment has been negatively linked to human and wildlife health impacts. Mercury should never be poured down a drain or sewer, flushed down a toilet or thrown in the trash. Items containing mercury (e.g., thermometers and thermostats) should be taken to a hazardous waste collection for proper disposal. For more information on recycling mercury products please visit the Outagamie County Recycling & Solid Waste website at Please note: the recycling of mercury products requires an appointment as part of the Household Hazardous Waste Program. For more information on mercury and ways the City of Appleton is working to reduce mercury in the Fox River, please visit the Department of Utilities page at

RECYCLE! IN WISCONSIN IT’S THE LAW Recycling is picked up every other week on

your regular garbage day. All items should be placed inside the City-supplied recycling cart for automated curbside pick-up according to the schedule on page 8. Recyclable items include: soda, water and other drink bottles; food and household bottles, jars and jugs; dairy containers and lids; produce, bakery and deli containers; newspaper and inserts; cardboard, cereal and cracker boxes; junk mail, office paper, phonebooks, books, magazines and catalogs; milk, juice and soup cartons; aluminum bottles and cans; steel, tin and bi-metal cans; empty aerosol cans; food and beverage glass bottles and jars. DO NOT RECYCLE: plastic bags, wrap or film; motor oil bottles; Styrofoam™; paper contaminated by food or grease; tissue; gift wrap; aluminum pans/foil; empty paint cans. How to place recycling at the curb: • Empty and rinse all bottles and containers. Remove and discard all screw caps. • Place all recyclable materials in the provided cart. There is no need to separate paper from glass, aluminum, plastic and tin. • Please do not place recyclables in plastic bags and do not place trash in your recycling bin. • Cut cardboard to no longer than 2’x2’. • Because garbage and recycling are picked up by separate trucks, please keep your recycling cart 5 feet away from obstructions such as your garbage container, mailbox, utility poles, trees and parked cars. If possible, put garbage and recycling on opposite sides of the driveway. • Be sure to have recyclables curbside the night BEFORE your pick-up day (pick-up begins at 4:30 A.M.). • All recyclables must fit into your cart with the lid closed. For extra recyclables, you may: • Save for a future pick up day; • Ask a neighbor if they have extra room in their cart; • Bring to the County drop off site located at 1919 Holland Road, Monday through Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. and Saturdays, 7:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.


During cold winter months, water pipes can freeze. To reduce this possibility, we suggest the following: • Turn off water to outside faucets, drain and leave faucets open. • Make sure all basement windows are securely closed and repair broken panes. • Repair cracks or holes in the foundation and insulate along floor joists. • Make sure all rooms containing water pipes are kept above freezing, especially if pipes are on an outside wall. • If the water meter is enclosed in a cabinet, leave the door open so that heat can circulate during the winter months. If your water pipes freeze, we recommend using a hair dryer to thaw them. Never use a blowtorch or any open flame to thaw pipes. Questions? Call 920-832-5580.

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HOLIDAY PICK UP SCHEDULE RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE & RECYCLING Your Holiday Recycling pick up may not be on the same day as Holiday Garbage pick up. For dates not listed below, please follow the regular (non-holiday) schedule on page 8. NOTE: Holiday pickup times may be earlier or later than your normal time.




Thur., Nov. 26

Wed., Nov. 25

Fri., Nov. 27

Fri., Nov. 27

Mon., Nov. 30

Sat., Nov. 28




Thur., Dec. 24

Mon., Dec. 28

Thur., Dec. 24

Fri., Dec. 25

Mon., Dec. 28

Sat., Dec. 26

Mon., Dec. 28

Tue., Dec. 29

Mon., Dec. 28





The City of Appleton is producing compost from what were previously considered to be city waste products. These ingredients include: leaves, brush and biosolids from the Appleton Wastewater Treatment Plant (AWWTP). Over time the composting process converts these ingredients into a stabilized, nutrient rich material. The compost has been certified by the United States Composting Council’s Seal of Testing Assurance program. For more information on residential giveaways and program promotions, please call 920-832-5945 or visit the compost webpage on the AWWTP departmental link at


Proper mailbox placement is important for City crews as well as Post Office mail carriers. The City of Appleton will not be responsible for any mailbox damaged in the course of City operations that does not meet Post Office guidelines, so we ask that you please ensure your mailbox is in compliance with those guidelines. Please visit for additional information.

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WHITMAN YARD SITE – 701 S. Whitman Avenue (located next to the Valley Transit repair facility) April 3, 2015 – November 23, 2015 (closed for the season November 28, 2015 - March 28, 2016) Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday 9 A.M.-6:45 P.M. *CLOSED Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and on City-observed holidays. *Accepts grass clippings, brush, and motor oil. No anti-freeze accepted. Attendants are available for questions. GLENDALE YARD SITE – 2625 E. Glendale Avenue (located east of the Department of Public Works) April 3, 2015 – November 23, 2015 Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday 9 A.M.-6:45 P.M. November 28, 2015 – March 28, 2016 Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday 9 A.M.-4:45 P.M. *CLOSED Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and on City-observed holidays. The Glendale Yard Site is a year-round full customer service center and is available to all residents of the City of Appleton (non-commercial use only). This site accepts grass clippings, brush, yard waste, motor oil, antifreeze, metal, appliances, tires, car batteries, garbage and unserviceable American flags. See the site attendant before dropping off any of the above-mentioned items. Please tarp or secure loads taken to the yard waste sites. Branches and debris that fall onto the road are a safety hazard. Please be prepared to show proof of residency to the attendant. Residential waste only – no garbage or yard waste accepted from contractors.


(Cash and Checks Accepted)

2015-2016 FEES

Grass Clippings (30 gal. bag) Grass Clipping Card

$4 per bag $40

Branches & Brush


Oil (10 gallon limit)




Car Batteries Unserviceable American Flags

Free Free

Freon Appliances Non-Freon Appliances

$20 $15

Tire Garbage-1 vehicle

$5 each

Garbage-1 vehicle & trailer

$35 (minimum fee)

$15 (minimum fee)

The yard waste sites DO NOT accept DIRT, SOD, PROPANE TANKS, CONCRETE, SHINGLES, OIL FILTERS, ELECTRONICS or HAZARDOUS WASTE. Animal waste is considered to be garbage; it must be bagged and garbage fees apply. Visit for more information.


Trees will be collected curbside on the regular garbage day during the week of January 11-15, 2016. In case of bad weather, crews may be needed for snow and ice control. Collection of trees will then be extended into the following

week as needed, until skipped areas have been collected (if your tree becomes buried with snow, please assist operations by clearing it of snow). After that, trees must be brought to the Public Works yard waste drop-off site located at 2625 E. Glendale Avenue (open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 9:00 A.M. to 4:45 P.M.), or removed from the curb until the brush collection in spring. Please remove plastic tree bags.


To participate in Appleton’s annual “Tree for a Tree” program, please bring Christmas trees to the Glendale Yard Waste Site (2625 E. Glendale Avenue) during open hours within the following scheduled weeks:

January 2 – January 18, 2016 Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 9:00 A.M. – 4:45 P.M.

Participation is limited to residents of the city of Appleton. One coupon, redeemable in spring for a white spruce seedling, will be issued for each tree brought to the site. There is no limit. Exchange dates will be announced in the Spring/Summer Appleton City Guide and through general press release.


Winter will soon be upon us. To help make your travels safe, we offer the following guidelines: • Because snowplows can generate flying snow and salt, please stay back 50 feet, be patient and don’t pass a plow on the right side. • Please do not park vehicles on the street following a snowfall. Plows cannot get close to the curb, causing extra plowing which costs additional tax dollars. Cars parked on the street between 2 A.M. and 5 A.M. may be ticketed and towed. • Please do not park in driving lanes if snow is blocking the parking lane. • Please do not park your vehicle at the end of your driveway in a way that would impede the City plow. • Please do not place garbage/recycling carts on snow banks or in the road. Place carts in driveway openings. • Please provide safe sidewalks for pedestrians. The owner or occupant of property immediately adjacent to a public sidewalk is responsible for the snow/ice removal no later than 36 hours following the end of the snowfall. • Please do not blow, plow or throw snow onto any City street or sidewalk. Snow blown, plowed or shoveled onto any city right-of-way is subject to a citation. • Please keep the catch basin adjacent to your property free from ice and snow to help prevent flooding. • Please adopt one of the City’s 3,300 fire hydrants this winter by keeping it clear of snow. Questions about snow and ice operations, please call the Public Works Operations Division at 920-832-5580. Questions about unshoveled sidewalks, please call the Public Works Inspection Division at 920-832-6474.


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Leaf and yard waste pick-ups are done at 2-week intervals from October 12 through November 20 (dates are noted on the map to the right). Rake leaves and small yard and garden debris into the gutter or to the edge of the pavement on the Sunday night prior to your pick up week. Zone 1 begins Sunday, October 11 and then every other Sunday through November 8. Zone 2 begins Sunday, October 18 and then every other Sunday through November 15. Branches and brush may also be placed into the gutter at this time. Branches and brush must be cut down to 4’ lengths and bundled not to exceed 45 pounds. Yard waste may be in lawn and leaf paper bags or tied in bundles. DO NOT RAKE LEAVES OR PLACE YARD WASTE INTO THE GUTTER AT ANY OTHER TIME. THIS WILL AID IN KEEPING CITY STORM DRAINS CLEAR. Please keep piles low so that children are not hidden from motorists’ view and close to the curb so as not to interfere with traffic. During fall pick up, City crews will collect leaves and yard waste from the street gutter only. No containers will be collected. Leaves and yard debris should be placed in the gutter by the Sunday night prior to your pick up week. Leaves on the following streets will be pushed into piles on side streets as often as possible, but due to heavy traffic, residents are encouraged to transport leaves to the yard waste sites rather than raking them into the gutter. Both sites are open through November 23 with the Glendale site open year-round on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Ballard Rd. College Ave. Calumet St. Wisconsin Ave. Meade St. Richmond St./Memorial Dr. Newberry St. Mason St. (north of Prospect Ave.) Oneida St. Lawe St. (College Ave.-Wisconsin Ave.)

If weather permits, there will be one additional non-scheduled pass through the city starting November 23. Snow may prevent us from doing this additional leaf collection. If weather prevents the City from completing the leaf and yard waste pick up after your final collection week, residents are responsible for leaf and yard waste disposal. The Glendale site is open year-round on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. No additional special pick-ups will be scheduled. Because it is crucial to our leaf pick up operations to be able to work during the night, starting October 11 the Police Department will not grant permission for overnight parking in areas that are affected by leaf pick up. Vehicles that are illegally parked overnight (between 2 A.M. and 5 A.M.) will be subject to ticketing and towing. Thank you for your cooperation. Visit “My Neighborhood” (under “City Highlights”) for leaf pick up weeks specific to your address. Find City-of-Appleton-Public-Works on facebook and follow appletondpw on Twitter.


The City of Appleton prohibits overnight parking on city streets. The reasons range from operational benefits for the Department of Public Works and Police, to aesthetic reasons. The City performs various operations that occur at night (i.e. garbage/recycle pickup, street sweeping, leaf pickup and snow plowing), all of which are accomplished better and more efficiently without vehicles parked on the street. In addition, the police may note a vehicle parked on a street when responding to a call and use that information when investigating a crime. The restriction also keeps neighborhoods looking cleaner. If an emergency arises, such as a mechanical breakdown, home or street construction or extra guest vehicles, the police can give short-term permission to park overnight on a street. To avoid a citation, the Police Department must be notified the day or evening needed. Even with permission from the Police Department there are some restrictions and guidelines: f The vehicle must be parked in a legal parking spot. Permission will not be granted to park in a restricted area. f If parked on the street during garbage/recycle pick-up days, please provide adequate room for the trucks to reach the carts. f If parked during the daytime, be considerate of the postal workers and do not park near mail boxes located curbside. We are very proud of the way Appleton is a clean and safe place to live. Please help us to maintain these standards.

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Protecting your family against preventable communicable diseases begins with fully vaccinated children. For Appleton residents who have no insurance or are on Medical Assistance (Badger Care), please call 920-832-6429 to schedule an appointment. If you have private insurance coverage, per State guidelines please contact your primary care provider for immunizations. You must be a City of Appleton resident to attend and children under 18 years of age must be with a parent or guardian. Please bring your child’s immunization record with you when you come to the clinic. A $5 per shot donation is requested; however, no one is refused service if unable to donate. Immunization clinics for infants, school age children and adults are held the first, third and fourth Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of every month from 8-9 A.M. and again from 3-4 P.M. Interpreter assisted clinics are held the second Wednesday of every month from 3-4:45 P.M. “Like” us on facebook! To learn about what’s happening with the Appleton Health Department and receive updates with tips on personal safety, healthy living and more, visit us at


If this is a question you have asked, we have an answer for you. Check out the CRIME MAPPING feature on the Appleton Police Department’s website ( On the right-hand side of the homepage, you will see the quick-link to the CRIME MAPPING powered by Crime Reports. CRIME MAPPING is an interactive feature/link available from the Appleton Police Department’s webpage. It utilizes crime data from the Appleton Police Department. There are different shapes and colors of “pins” to represent activities like traffic stops, robbery, theft, property crimes and quality of life issues. Users can look at “pins” on the map of the City of Appleton. By clicking on the “pin”, you receive a description of the activity. You can search specific areas of the city. Time ranges and types of activity can also be customized. Many Neighborhood Watch groups find this information useful. CRIME MAPPING/Crime Reports does not require you to create an account. However, by creating an account, the user can request daily, weekly or monthly updates on any number of the crime icons available. A relatively new feature on the CRIME MAPPING page is the registration feature for outdoor surveillance cameras at a business or private home. Having an account will allow the user to voluntarily register the system. The idea behind the registration is to have additional cameras to check in case of a crime in the area. Cameras added are only known to the Appleton Police Department, not other Crime report users. For additional information about CRIME MAPPING or the camera registration program, please contact Sgt. Dave Lund at the Appleton Police Department 920-832-5509.


Voters in the City of Appleton are urged to plan now to make sure to have an acceptable photo ID to vote beginning with the 2016 Spring Elections. Election dates include: P February 16, 2016 – Spring Primary P April 5, 2016 – Presidential Preference/Spring Election P August 9, 2016 – Partisan Primary P November 8, 2016 – Presidential/General Election On Election Day or in-person absentee voting two weeks prior to Election Day, voters must show one of the following photo IDs before casting a ballot. These IDs are still valid if expired after the date of the most recent general election, which was November 4, 2014. • Wisconsin driver license • Wisconsin state ID card • Military ID card • U.S. Passport book or card The following forms of photo ID are also acceptable: • Certificate of naturalization, within 2 years of issuance • Driver license receipt issed by WDOT, within 45 days of issuance • ID issued by a federally recognized Wisconsin Indian Tribe • Photo ID issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college, or technical college, along with an enrollment verification document–valid for 2 years from date of issuance. An acceptable photo ID does not require a current address. If you do not have a valid Wisconsin driver license or State ID, a free State ID can be obtained from your local DMV if you specifically request a free ID for voting purposes. If you do not have a birth certificate, the DMV can also assist with that. Please contact your local DMV for more information. Questions relating to the voter photo ID law may be directed to the City Clerk’s Office at 920-832-6447. Voters are also encouraged to visit the Government Accountability website at for information.


Fire Prevention Week is October 4-10 and this year’s theme is “Hear the Beep where you Sleep”. The key message of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign is to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each seperate sleeping area and on every level of your home, including the basement. Did you know that roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 P.M. and 7 A.M., when most people are asleep? In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half! Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 1. This is the time to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors when you “fall back” an hour on your clocks. Keep up-to-date with the Appleton Fire Department’s runs, emergency information and safety tips on facebook and Twitter.


The Appleton Public Library offers a variety of services, programs and digital content. For more information about what the Library offers, please visit the Library’s website at or stop by any service desk. CHILDREN’S SERVICES Drop in for a fun and educational storytime. Stop by for our science, technology, engineering, art and math based class, Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead. Help your child develop pre-reading skills, social skills and confidence through interactive, play-centered learning at Play and Learn. For more information about programs and services for children and families, please visit or stop by the Children’s Services desk. TEEN SERVICES Check out our Teen Night featuring a different program every Tuesday. For more information about programs and services for teens, please visit or stop by the second floor service desk. ADULT SERVICES Catch a new flick at Thursday Afternoon @ The Movies, the first three Thursdays of the month. Listen to local artists at the

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Music @ The Library series. The Library also offers free one-on-one help with computers, eReaders, tablets, smart phones and more. For more information about programs and services for adults, please visit DIGITAL CONTENT Have you had the chance to check out our digital branch? We offer free access to over 85 digital resources for your educational and entertainment purposes. Some of our popular online resources are: Zinio – your source for over 100 free popular and specialty magazines, Indieflix – offers free access to thousands of independent films from both the U.S. and around the world, and Mango – a free online language learning service that offers fun and interactive lessons. For more information about the Library’s digital resources, please visit or stop by any service desk. BUILDING PROCESS If you have questions or comments about the library project, we want to know. We are available in-person, via email at or by phone at 920-832-6170. You can also stay up-to-date by visiting our building process website at


All cats and dogs must be licensed and rabies vaccinated by age 5 months. Animals 5 months and older that are new to the city must be licensed within 30 days of residing in the city. No person or household shall keep more than 6 animals, the maximum number of dogs being 3, the maximum number of rabbits being 2. Licenses must be renewed each year. Please visit our website at for more information. The current license fees are as follows: Regular license fees Jan. 1 through Mar. 31 *With additional late fee on or after Apr. 1 (see note below)

Spayed/Neutered - $6 Spayed/Neutered - $11

Unaltered - $11 Unaltered - $16

*Please note: a late fee of $5 per animal (see above amounts) will be added to regular fee amounts if owners have not licensed their animal/s (age 5 months that have resided in the city for more than 30 days) by the March 31 deadline. Is your kitten/puppy eligible for the prorated license fee? If your pet is 5 months of age or younger and the date you complete your application is on or after July 1, your prorated amount is as follows: Prorated fees for kittens/puppies July 1 through Nov. 15

Spayed/Neutered - $3

Unaltered - $5.50

MAIL IN APPLICATION BELOW. Questions? Please call Animal Control at 920-832-6414.

CITY OF APPLETON – MAIL IN APPLICATION FOR CAT/DOG LICENSE Owner Name:__________________________________________Phone:__________________________________ Owner Name:__________________________________________Phone:__________________________________ Address:______________________________________________County in which you live:____________________ Animal Name:___________________ Breed:___________________ Cat only: Long Hair Medium Short Color:___________________________________ Sex: M F / Neutered Spayed Unaltered Date of Rabies Shot:_____________________________________ Year of Expiration:______________________ Veterinary Clinic:________________________________________ Clinic Phone #:_________________________ *Neutered/Spayed Pet $6 *Unaltered Pet $11 (*see fee assessment above) Complete application and mail with valid rabies certificate, proof of sterilization and check (do not send cash). Make checks payable to City of Appleton. For more than one pet, make additional copies of this form. Enclose a business size self-addressed, stamped envelope. Rabies certificates, proof of sterilization documents and your license/s will be returned. Licenses for the upcoming year are not available before December 15 of each year. For more information call 920-832-5500 or visit:[1].pdf. MAIL APPLICATIONS TO: Appleton Police Department, 222 S. Walnut Street, Appleton, WI 54911-5899, Attn: Animal Control



The Y provides healthy living programs because wellness in spirit, mind and body strengthens our very being and enhances our interactions with others. We know parents want the best for their kids and kids want to have fun. That’s why, at the Y, our mission is centered on balance. We bring families closer together, encourage good health and foster connections through fitness, sports, aquatics, early learning and shared interests. For many children, families and adults, the Y is a family. It is a place to come where they can learn, grow and thrive. APPLE CREEK YMCA 920.733.9622 APPLETON YMCA 920.739.6135 FOX WEST YMCA 920.757.9820 HEART OF THE VALLEY YMCA P 920.830.5700 NEENAH-MENASHA YMCA 920.729.9622

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YMCA OF THE FOX CITIES Come be a part of helping kids discover who they are and what they can achieve. Help us provide a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn, grow and develop skills. Believing that people deserve the best, we offer a complimentary Y membership, competitive wage and benefit packages & SO MUCH MORE! For more information, please call Kathryn Herzog at 920.954.7642 or

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CITY GUIDE (WINTER 2015/SPRING 2016) For activities beginning in October 2015 and classes beginning in January 2016

INSIDE............................................................. PAGE

Active Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Adult & Teens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-26 Adult Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Aquatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-31 Bricks 4 Kidz & Kidstage. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 17 Early Childhood/Preschool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17, 21-22 Fitness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-26 Registration Dates & Details. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Registration Form . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . 34 Special Events . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . 3, 16 Winter/Spring Fun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Youth Sports & Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 The City Guide (March-September 2015 issue) you received in March contained information about the Parks & Recreation fall activities and classes. If you are interested in details on the fall programs, visit our website at and click the City Guide link. Look inside this issue for winter fun and upcoming winter and spring recreation programs & classes!


The Appleton Parks & Recreation summer & fall programs will be included in the next City Guide which is scheduled to be mailed in March 2016. It will also be available on our website or for pick up at the City Center Information Desk, 2nd floor studios, West Pool and the Appleton Public Library.


Office hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday Appleton Parks & Recreation will be closed for business November 26 & 27, December 24 & 25 and January 1. Parks and Recreation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 920-832-5905 Reid Golf Course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 920-832-5926 Other City Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 920-832-6173


PAVILION RESERVATION PROCEDURE: Appleton Parks & Recreation offers easy online registration which allows everyone to: • Browse our activity listings • Search for activities by type, age range, location and other criteria • Register for classes if you have registered your household. Household form (found on page 34). See page 33 for online registration detail or go to for more information.

Appleton Parks & Recreation will not discriminate against individuals with disabilities using department programs and facilities. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made upon request and if feasible, by calling 920-832-5905.


Call 920-832-5905 to reserve a pavilion. Reservations are accepted twelve months in advance of the rental date. Phone reservations may be made and will be held for five working days, during which time the reservation form must be completed and the appropriate fee paid in full. Online reservations also available.

a map, please go to or stop by our office to pick one up!

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S AV E TH ESE DAT ES!! CHICAGO TRIP Enjoy a day of “Shop Till You Drop,” visiting museums/ galleries, or just taking in the excitement on the “Magnificent Mile” in Chicago. Finish up your final holiday shopping at famous stores such as Nieman Marcus, Bloomingdales, the Disney Store and American Girl. However you plan to spend the day, Michigan Avenue is always full of excitement.

Join us at Jones Park hockey rink for fun and games with the Lawrence University Men’s Hockey team. Helmets are recommended for participants under 18. DATE: Sunday, January 17 TIME: 12:00-1:30 p.m. AGES: Open to everyone FEE: FREE


DATE: Saturday, November 14 TIME: Departure time is 6:00 a.m. The bus will depart from Chicago at 6:00 p.m. and is expected back around 10:00 p.m. AGES: 12 and up (ages 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver) FEE: $30.00 per person/pre-registration is required

HALLOWEEN SPLASH BASH Join Appleton Parks and Recreation at West Pool for an afternoon of Halloween fun! There will be “spooky” Halloween music, games and everyone in attendance will receive a trick-or-treat grab bag! Organized games and relay races are played on the half-hour. Please have your child come ready to swim – this is NOT a costume party. DATE: TIME: FEE: LOCATION:


Thursday, October 29 1:00-3:00 p.m. Pay daily admission fee or be an annual swim pass holder West Pool 610 N. Badger Avenue

Appleton Parks and Recreation, Appleton Family Ice Center and Brad Roethlisberger, Head Coach of the WI Warrior Sled Hockey Team are teaming up to offer a sled hockey workshop for athletes with some form of physical or cognitive disabilities that have use of both arms and hands. Athletes will be instructed in basic skating, turning and stopping on a sled. Participants are to provide their own bike or hockey helmet. DATE: Saturday, October 3 TIME: 9:00-10:00 a.m. CLASS #: 413504-S1 AGES: 6-18 year old LOCATION: Appleton Family Ice Center-1717 E. Witzke Blvd. FEE: FREE-Pre-registration required

Santa Calling Would you like your child to receive a telephone call from Santa Claus? We can make that happen. Complete a Santa Calling form and return it to our office or submit it online. Forms are available at Customer Service, the Appleton Public Library or at Santa will try to adhere to the following schedule: DATE: TIMES:

Monday-Wednesday, December 7, 8, 9 Preschool & Kindergarten Grades 1 & 2 5:00-7:00 p.m. 7:00-8:00 p.m.


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BRICKS 4 KIDZ® Join us as we have tons of fun using LEGO® bricks at Bricks 4 Kidz®. Bricks 4 Kidz® focuses on STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) learning! Children will work with exciting themes such as plants and animals, creating energy, having fun in the winter and more! The program is designed to trigger children’s lively imaginations and build their self-confidence. Our teachers foster an atmosphere of cooperation, team building, problem solving and critical thinking as well as creativity and fun! Our goal at Bricks for Kidz® is to provide a safe, friendly and fun environment for children to use their talents and imagination. Kids will enjoy these challenging and exciting classes! LOCATION: Scheig Center, 1313 E. Witzke Boulevard, in Appleton Memorial Park FEE: $48/participant






Life Science

1st-6th Grade

September 22- October 27


5:30-6:30 p.m.


Energy is Everywhere

1st-6th Grade

November 3- December 15*


5:30-6:30 p.m.


Winter Fun

1 -6 Grade

January 12- February 16


5:30-6:30 p.m.


April 12- May 17


5:30-6:30 p.m.




Exploring the Everglades 1st-6th Grade ** No class Tuesday, November 24 due to the Appleton Christmas Parade.

KIDSTAGE® KidStage® kids will work on developing self-confidence and building stage presence through a variety of acting exercises and drama activities with the goal of getting each KidStage® kid to be loud and proud in a KidStage® Showcase. Participants will be divided into groups based on age and skill level. At the end of each session a showcase is held at Jane Bergstrom Theatre at St. Mary Central High School. Dress rehearsals will be held on an alternate date of normal class time. Dates listed are class dates, showcase dates will be the Saturday or Sunday following the session end date. Details of the dress rehearsals and showcase dates and times will be provided by week 5 of the session. LOCATION: Appleton Public Library – Room C FEE: $80/participant KidStage® Fall Session Winter Session Spring Session






4-12 4-12

October 5-November 30 January 18-March 14

Monday Monday

6:00-7:00 p.m. 6:00-7:00 p.m.



April 4-May 23


6:00-7:00 p.m.



Fall Session Show – DISNEY’S THE LION KING has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now for the first time ever you have the opportunity to participate in this one-of-a-kind musical. The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring coming-of-age tale. Parts for all, ages 4-12. Each cast will hold one dress rehearsal and one performance at the Jane Bergstrom Theatre at St. Mary Central High School.

Winter Session Show – ALADDIN® All of your favorite characters from the hit Disney film - Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more - are here in Disney’s Aladdin Kids, a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides. Parts for all, ages 4-12. Each cast will hold one dress rehearsal and one performance at the Jane Bergstrom Theatre at St. Mary Central High School.

Spring Session Show – CINDERELLA® The timeless fairy tale becomes a new audience favorite in Disney’s Cinderella KIDS, an adaptation of the treasured animated film geared toward young performers. Poor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters and denied a chance to go to the royal ball. With a little help from her mice friends, and a lot of help from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella’s dreams come true. She goes to the ball, meets the Prince, and falls in love! Parts for all, ages 4-12. Each cast will hold one dress rehearsal and one performance at the Jane Bergstrom Theatre at St. Mary Central High School.

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Take advantage of the great outdoors and the numerous winter recreational opportunities we have to offer right in your backyard! Spend an afternoon or evening with your family at one of our four winter recreation centers throughout the city from Wednesday, December 23 to Sunday, February 14. Our supervised winter recreation centers offer restrooms, warming areas and a variety of concessions. Get out, get active, get involved!


LOCATION: 301 West Lawrence Street Jones Park is located south of Lawrence Street and just west of the Oneida Skyline Bridge, near the intersection of Water Street and Olde Oneida Court.

LOCATION: 1100 E. Fremont Street

An Appleton original! Come visit Jones Park, one of the first parks to be developed specifically for winter sports purposes for the City of Appleton. It features a full size hockey rink, recreation skating rink, historic pavilion complete with a wood burning fireplace and concessions.

Reid Golf course is THE place to go for sledding! Two sledding hills, 1.85 miles of groomed cross country ski trails, and a warming center featuring a concession stand and restrooms makes Reid Golf Course your winter recreation headquarters!

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday-Friday, 5:00-8:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 12:00-8:00 p.m.

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday-Friday, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 12:00-6:00 p.m.

*PLEASE NOTE: For the safety of all, hockey is only permitted on the Jones Park Hockey Rink and Erb Park Pond Hockey Rink. All other ice rinks are for recreational skating only.



ERB & APPLETON MEMORIAL PARK (AMP) LOCATIONS: AMP Park Pavilion – 1620 E. Witzke Blvd. Erb Park – 1800 N. Morrison Street Both Erb and AMP provide excellent sledding and ice skating opportunities. Both locations have a winter recreation center and restrooms (no concessions).

APPLETON FAMILY ICE CENTER (AFIC) The Appleton Family Ice Center offers a variety of learn to skate opportunities, open skating, hockey camps, clinics and more! Check out their website at for more information or call 920-830-7679.

Appleton Memorial Park has cross country ski trails HOURS OF OPERATION: Saturday & Sunday, 12:00-4:00 p.m. AFIC – 1717 E. Witzke Boulevard West side of Appleton Family Ice Center Partially boarded hockey rink. Open Hockey Skate daily dawn to dusk with Open Skate Saturdays from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Skate rental, concessions & restrooms available during business hours.

2015 and/or 2016 Park & Rec Annual swim pass holders get $1 admission and $2 skate rentals

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Appleton Memorial Park, Jones Park, Reid Golf Course, and Erb Park Winter Recreation Centers will be open December 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and January 2 & 3 from 12-8 p.m. and December 31 from 12-4 p.m. All centers will be closed January 1.


December 23 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 18 and under-FREE


Plan some swimming fun during the holiday break for you and your entire family. Appleton Parks and Recreation will offer open and lap swim at West Pool in December and January during winter break. DATE: December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, January 2, 3. (Pool closed December 24, 25, 31 and January 1) TIME: Open Swim–1:00-4:30 p.m. Lap Swim–4:30-6:00 p.m. FEE: Ages 3 and under-FREE 4 to 17-$2 18 to 61-$3 62+-$2

WINTER WATER C ARNIVAL Join us at West Pool for an afternoon of fun aquatic activities including races, contests and a variety of games. DATE: Wednesday, December 30 TIME: 1:00-3:00 p.m. AGES: 6-13 (younger ages will require parental help) FEE: No fee to participate, but you must pay the daily admission fee or be a swim pass holder. Remember to wear your swimsuit and bring a towel!

If you can’t make it to the beach during your spring break, we’ve got the next best thing for you – Open Swim at West Pool! Open Swim times have been scheduled for your enjoyment the entire week. DATE: Monday-Friday, March 28-April 1 TIME: Open Swim–1:00-4:30 p.m. Lap Swim–4:30-6:00 p.m. FEE: Ages 3 and under-FREE 4 to 17-$2 18 to 61-$3 62+-$2


March 31, April 1 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 18 and under-FREE


Join us for an afternoon of spring fun at the annual “Spring Fling” at West Pool! A variety of games, prizes, and a special Egg Hunt are all part of the fun. All attendees will receive a goody bag to take home with them. DATE: Thursday, March 31 TIME: 1:00-3:00 p.m. AGES: 6-13 (younger ages will require parental help) FEE: No fee to participate, but you must pay the daily admission fee or be a swim pass holder. Remember to wear your swimsuit and bring a towel!

Winter & Spring Break Open Hockey at Appleton Family Ice Center December 23, March 31 & April 1 1:00-3:00 p.m. $7 Check for details.

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PROFESSIONAL WELLNESS PROGRAMS Join us for this new series of wellness programs. Sign up for one class or all three! Conquering Dinner Time Disasters (October 15): Learn how to plan balanced, healthy meals quickly and effectively while keeping yourself and your family healthy! Drinks and Snacks (October 29): Learn when and why you should snack, how to determine whether a snack is healthy, quick and easy snack solutions, the truth about protein supplements & energy drinks, and facts about what you drink! Nutrition Myths vs. Truths (November 12): This class will help to clear up many of the popular nutrition myths versus truths about weight loss, protein, exercise and so much more!

OPEN GYM FOR KIDS Grab your tennis shoes and head to the gym for some wintertime fun! We’ll have a variety of game equipment and activities available to keep kids active through those long winter months! Gym time will be supervised to ensure a safe, inclusive environment, and parents are welcome and encouraged to join in! DAYS/DATES: Saturdays, Nov. 28-Dec. 12 & Dec. 26-Mar. 5 TIMES: 1:00-4:00 p.m. AGES: Kindergarten through 8th grade LOCATION: Ferber School Gym FEE: FREE

**Winter Break Open Gym: December 28-31 and January 1 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Ferber School Gym**

Program to be held on the Thursday dates listed above from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the Scheig Center. $10 per classs for ages 16 and over. Get healthy and register today at!

YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUES NEW AGE GROUPS ADDED… Now serving kids in K-6th Grade! Our youth basketball league is designed to help kids develop the skills and game strategies that will lead to a lifelong enjoyment of the game! This structured, curriculum based program will provide a stepping stone approach to skill development, using a variety of activities to reinforce the skills being learned, while keeping the teams engaged and having fun! Children will participate in one weekly practice and one weekly game with trained volunteer coaches. As with ALL of our leagues, our basketball program promotes an inclusive environment built on sportsmanship, equal playing time, teamwork and FUN! DATE: Saturday mornings from January 9 through February 27 AGES: Grades K-6 LOCATION: Various Appleton area school gyms Registration DEADLINE: November 17, 2015* (*Early Bird - Register by November 3, and SAVE $10!) REGISTRATION FEE: Resident $35 or Non-Resident $60* *Early Bird-$25 resident & $50 non-resident

Easy, online registration available at VOLUNTEER COACHES: Our youth sports programs rely on great volunteer coaches! Coaching is a rewarding way to positively impact the lives of our young athletes. We provide comprehensive training and lesson materials which enable ALL of our volunteers to be successful. Indicate your interest in coaching under the “Coach Sign Up” section during your child’s registration. *We perform criminal background investigations on all of our volunteer coaches.

Basic Archery Instruction (BAI)

Join our National Archery in the Schools Program Certified instructors to learn all about the popular sport of archery! Students will learn about archery safety, determine a student’s “dominant eye”, make a “string bow” to help with proper technique, and will learn about the 11 steps to archery success. All equipment and materials will be provided, please do not bring personal equipment for use in this class. FEE: $20/resident, $55/non-resident

DAYS Monday & Tuesday



Grades 4-12 February 15 & 16



5:00-6:30 p.m.

Scheig Center, 1313 E. Witzke Blvd. (former Gardens building)

CLASS# 113509-T1

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Are you looking to help your child take that jump towards independence? Little Learners includes developmentally appropriate activities to give your child the skills they need to start kindergarten. We will explore art, music, movement and games while learning to use good social skills and manners. Age appropriate kindergarten fundamentals including letters, numbers, shapes and colors are introduced each week. Guidelines – Parents may leave the premises during class. All children must be toilet trained and use the bathroom independently and must be 31/2 years old by the first day of class. LITTLE LEARNERS GET TO KNOW YOU – The first day of the session will be devoted to getting to know the children and familiarizing them with their learning surroundings. Parents are more than welcome to stay and meet the teachers, learn about the room’s learning stations, expectations and what your child will be learning.



Little Learners Little Learners


Little Learners

31/2-5 31/2-5

Little Learners




M, W M, W, F TU, TH

Jan. 4-May 11* Jan. 4-May 13* Jan. 5-May 12*


Jan. 5-May 13*





9:45-11:45 a.m. 9:45-11:45 a.m. 9:45-11:45 a.m.

Studio 1


Studio 1 Studio 1

$255/$280 $170/$195

111601-M1 111601-M2

9:45-11:45 a.m.

Studio 1


111601-T1 111601-T2

*No classes January 18, 19, February 15, 16, March 25, 28-31, April 1


Children explore their first preschool class independently! Participants will make projects, sing songs, hear stories and play with friends in an active learning environment. This is a great opportunity for young children to begin practicing introductory school skills on their own. Children must be able to separate from their parent/caregiver during class. Parent/caregiver needs to remain at the studios and be available during class time. 9 Week Program









Teacher & Me



Jan. 8-March 4

9:00-9:30 a.m.

Studio 1



Teacher & Me



March 11-May 20*

9:00-9:30 a.m.

Studio 1



*No classes March 25, April 1

DANCE & TUMBLING CLASSES Tap-Ballet-Jazz – These are introductory classes to learn the beginning movements and terminology of dance. Students are welcomed into the world of dance by experienced teachers and are encouraged to learn while having fun. Instruction includes progressions, center work and learning a dance featuring rhythm and movement to a variety of music. Attire: leotard or tank top with tights or jazz pants, favorite tutus accepted! Ballet slippers (optional) and tap shoes. Tumbling – Your child will develop muscle control, coordination, balance, strength, flexibility and poise while learning basic tumbling moves and having fun! Attire: comfortable clothes and bare feet. 9 Week Program DATES CLASS AGES DAY TIME LOCATION RES/NON-RES Tap-Ballet-Jazz



3-5 4-6


Jan. 9-March 12* Jan. 9-March 12*

9:00-9:30 a.m. 9:35-10:05 a.m.

Studio 1 Studio 1


10:10-10:40 a.m. 9:00-9:30 a.m. 9:35-10:05 a.m.

Studio 1 Studio 2

10:10-10:40 a.m.

Tap-Ballet-Jazz Tumbling Tumbling

3-5 3-5


Jan. 9-March 12* Jan. 9-March 12* Jan. 9-March 12*




Jan. 9-March 12*

Studio 2 Studio 2

$45/$70 $45/$70 $45/$70 $45/$70 $45/$70 $45/$70

CLASS # 111603-S1 111603-S2 111603-S3 111614-S1 111614-S2 111614-S3

*No class Saturday, March 5 due to annual dance and acrobatics recital. All classes listed above are held in the City Center Studios located on the 2nd floor of City Center. Metered parking is available in the City Center Ramp. Enter the ramp on Appleton Street between Washington Street and College Avenue. Park on or near level 1B or 2A, follow signs to the Studios.

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PARENT’S NIGHT OUT Are you behind on your shopping, wrapping or cleaning for the holidays? Or maybe you are looking to enjoy a dinner out. Let us entertain your child(ren) with an evening filled with games, crafts and a movie. Oh and we will provide pizza for dinner as well! DATE: Friday, December 4 TIME: 5:00-8:30 p.m. AGES: 5-12 LOCATION: Studio 2A, City Center Plaza CLASS #: 462130-F1 FEE: $7.50/child (includes pizza for dinner) Registration Deadline: Monday, November 30

KARATE FUN Join us as we partner with Karate America to offer this course for children ages 4 to 12. The exciting, yet disciplined classes focus a child’s attention while improving the student’s ability to learn. Kids get the excitement and fun they desire, and parents get the discipline, confidence and respect they want for their child. No one sits on the bench! Each person is treated as an equal and is trained to the best of his/her ability and potential. The course is designed for students who have no or very little martial arts experience. Sign up today and experience all the benefits and fun of the Martial Arts!

LOCATIONS: Karate America: 220 W. Northland Avenue OR Karate America East: W3173 Springfield Drive FEE: $30 - new uniform included








Karate Fun Karate Fun

4-6 7-12

Thursday Thursday Thursday

Sept. 10-Oct. 1 Sept. 10-Oct. 1 Sept. 10-Oct. 1

5:15-5:45 p.m. 5:45-6:15 p.m. 5:15-5:45 p.m.

Northland Ave. Northland Ave. Springfield Dr.

412821-H1 412821-H2


Sept. 10-Oct. 1

6:00-6:30 p.m.

Springfield Dr.


Karate Fun


Karate Fun

7-12 4-6








Karate Fun Karate Fun


Thursday Thursday Thursday

Oct. 22-Nov. 12 Oct. 22-Nov. 12 Oct. 22-Nov. 12

5:15-5:45 p.m. 5:45-6:15 p.m. 5:15-5:45 p.m.

Northland Ave. Northland Ave. Springfield Dr.

412821-H5 412821-H6


Oct. 22-Nov. 12

6:00-6:30 p.m.

Springfield Dr.








Karate Fun Karate Fun

Saturday Saturday Thursday

Jan. 9-Jan. 30 Jan. 9-Jan. 30 Jan. 7-Jan. 28

2:00-2:30 p.m. 2:45-3:15 p.m. 5:15-5:45 p.m.

Northland Ave. Northland Ave. Springfield Dr.

112821-S1 112821-S2


Jan. 7-Jan. 28

6:00-6:30 p.m.

Springfield Dr.


Karate Fun Karate Fun

Karate Fun Karate Fun

7-12 7-12 4-6 4-6 7-12 7-12 4-6









Karate Fun Karate Fun

Saturday Saturday Thursday

Feb. 27-March 19 Feb. 27-March 19 March 10-March 31

2:00-2:30 p.m. 2:45-3:15 p.m. 5:15-5:45 p.m.

Northland Ave. Northland Ave. Springfield Dr.

112821-S5 112821-S6


March 10-March 31

6:00-6:30 p.m.

Springfield Dr.


Karate Fun Karate Fun

4-6 7-12 7-12 4-6


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FITNESS CLASSES Appleton Parks and Recreation offers a variety of health and wellness opportunities so together we can become a healthier community. In addition to our fitness classes, we work with various organizations and agencies to provide a broader array of programming. Fitness classes offered by Appleton Parks and Recreation run in 7-week sessions (summer is the exception and is 10 weeks) and require registration. We offer indoor and outdoor classes. For the current and up-to-date class schedules, visit our website,, choose Programs & Activities, Fitness & Wellness.

UPCOMING SESSIONS: Fall 1: Week of September 7 - week of October 19 (No class September 7) Fall 2: Week of October 26 - week of December 14 (No classes November 23-27) Winter: Week of January 4 - week of February 15 Spring 1: Week of February 22 - week of April 11 (No classes March 25-April 1) Spring 2: Week of April 18 – week of May 30 (No class May 30)

FITNESS CLASSES PARTNERED WITH FLEET FEET SPORTS FOX VALLEY To register for programs partnered with Fleet Feet Sports Fox Valley, you may register with Appleton Parks and Recreation or use the QR code and register with Fleet Feet Sports Fox Valley.


No Boundaries II participants will train for a 5-mile race, learning to run proper pace and with proper form while working to cross the finish line and increase their knowledge (and love!) of running. All abilities welcome. DATES: September 22-November 26 TIMES: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. AGES: 14+ LOCATION: Appleton Memorial Park – meet at Appleton Family Ice Center, 1717 E. Witzke Blvd. FEE: $100

WINTER WARRIORS Class #414419-H1

Stay motivated during the chilly winter months, push your body to the next level and have a fun time with friends along the way. The program includes a training plan designed by an experienced coach, group runs, a long sleeve technical shirt, great clinics, advice and tips along the way! DATES: December 3-February 6 TIMES: Thursdays; 6:00 p.m., Saturdays; 7:30 a.m. AGES: 14+ LOCATION: Appleton Memorial Park – meet at Appleton Family Ice Center, 1717 E. Witzke Blvd. FEE: $100

SPRING TRAINING Class #114419-S1

Join other runners from the area as they prepare for the Cellcom Half and Full Marathon. The training runs follow a beginner training schedule as suggested by the Cellcom Marathon. Training fee includes newletters, route reels that clip to your tights or shorts with turn-by-turn directions and hydration stations with water and Gatorade every 3-4 miles along the route. DATES: January 16-May 7 TIMES: Saturdays, January 16-February 17; 7:30 a.m. Saturdays, March 5-May 7; 7:00 a.m. AGES: 14+ LOCATION: Appleton Memorial Park – meet at Appleton Family Ice Center, 1717 E. Witzke Blvd. FEE: $20 or $5 drop-in

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For fun, fitness and self-defense try the “Ultimate Fat Burning Workout”! This is a high energy, exciting and explosive fitness and conditioning workout which combines the kicks of karate with the punches of boxing. This specially designed class is taught by a Nationally Certified instructor who holds a Black Belt. This class will get you in the shape you have always wanted while teaching you valuable self-defense skills. LOCATION: All classes held at Karate America–East, W3173 Springfield Drive SESSION DATES: Fall 1: Week of September 7 - week of October 19 (No class September 7) Fall 2: Week of October 26 - week of December 14 (No classes November 23-27) Winter: Week of January 4 - week of February 15* Spring 1: Week of February 22 - week of April 11 (No classes March 25-April 1)* DAY(S) TIME CLASS FALL 1 CLASS# FALL 2 CLASS# FEE AGE M W SA

7:45-8:45 p.m. 7:00-8:00 p.m. 7:45-8:45 a.m.

414417-A1 414417-A2 414417-A3

414417-N1 414417-N2 414417-N3

M, W M, SA

7:45-8:45 p.m., 7:00-8:00 p.m. 7:45-8:45 p.m., 7:45-8:45 a.m.



$35 $35 $35 $70




14+ 14+


7:00-8:00 p.m., 7:45-8:45 a.m.

M, W, SA

7:45-8:45 p.m., 7:00-8:00 p.m. , 7:45-8:45 a.m.

414417-A6 414417-A7

414417-N6 414417-N7

$70 $100







Kickboxing Kickboxing



14+ 14+


7:45-8:45 p.m. 7:00-8:00 p.m. 7:45-8:45 a.m.

114417-A1 114417-A2 114417-A3

114417-N1 114417-N2 114417-N3

M, W M, SA

7:45-8:45 p.m., 7:00-8:00 p.m. 7:45-8:45 p.m., 7:45-8:45 a.m.



$35 $35 $35 $70





7:00-8:00 p.m., 7:45-8:45 a.m.

114417-A6 114417-A7

114417-N6 114417-N7

$70 $100

Kickboxing Kickboxing



14+ 14+


Kickboxing Combo Kickboxing Combo Kickboxing Combo Kickboxing Super Combo



Kickboxing Combo Kickboxing Combo Kickboxing Combo Kickboxing Super Combo

14+ 14+ 14+


M, W, SA 7:45-8:45 p.m., 7:00-8:00 p.m. , 7:45-8:45 a.m. • For Winter & Spring 1 class numbers, visit our website

FITNESS KICKBOXING – Northland Location

Challenge yourself and change your body with this fun, effective “Ultimate Fat Burning Workout.” This high intensity interval training will include boxing/kickboxing, core resistance, cardio, toning and stress relief. Great instructors with certified Black Belt/martial arts experience, positive music choices and an excellent way to reach YOUR personal goals. LOCATION: All classes held at Karate America, 220 W. Northland Avenue SESSION DATES: Winter: Week of January 4 - week of February 15 Spring 1: Week of February 22 - week of April 11 (No classes March 25-April 1) CLASS DAY(S) TIME WINTER CLASS# AGE Kickboxing Combo Kickboxing Combo


Kickboxing Super Combo

14+ 14+

Kickboxing Super Combo


M, W TU, TH M, W, SA


5:00-6:00 p.m. 6:00-7:00 a.m.

5:00-6:00 p.m., 5:00-6:00 p.m., 8:00-9:00 a.m. 6:00-7:00 a.m., 6:00-7:00 a.m., 8:00-9:00 a.m.



114417-B1 114417-B2 114417-B3

114417-P1 114417-P2 114417-P3



$70 $70 $100 $100


This class will provide you with some great practical safety advice and basic self-defense tips and tools to keep you safe at all times. This is a great opportunity for mothers/daughters to take this class together. LOCATIONS: SESSION DATES:






Karate America, 220 W. Northland Avenue OR Karate America East, W3173 Springfield Drive Fall 1: September 8-October 13 - 6 classes Fall 2: October 20-November 24 - 6 classes Winter: Week of January 5-February 9 - 6 classes Spring 1: Week of February 16-March 22 - 6 classes

TIME 7:00-8:00 p.m. 6:30-7:15 p.m.







Northland Ave.



114418-T2 114418-T1

114418-T4 114418-T3

$30 $30

Springfield Dr.

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DDP Yoga is a hybrid workout that incorporates traditional yoga movements and adds dynamic resistance, active breathing techniques and power movements to make for a more challenging and results oriented workout. DDP YOGA is currently used by professional football players, over 40 professional wrestlers, MMA fighters, and regular everyday people who want to perform at optimum levels and want to place themselves in the best position to see career and life changing results and improve their quality of life. At the same time, morbidly obese individuals have inspired us with their own DDP YOGA success stories! The main benefits are body fat loss, lean muscle growth, and improved cardio levels all without placing undue stress on the joints! LOCATION: SESSION DATES: CLASS

All classes held at Karate America – East, W3173 Springfield Drive Fall 1: Week of September 7 - week of October 19 (No class September 7) Fall 2: Week of October 26 - week of December 14 (No classes November 23-27) Winter: Week of January 4 - week of February 15* Spring 1: Week of February 22 - week of April 11 (No classes March 25-April 1)* DAY(S) TIME FALL 1 CLASS# FALL 2 CLASS# FEE AGE

DDP Yoga DDP Yoga


DDP Yoga

14+ 14+


DDP Yoga Combo DDP Yoga Combo DDP Yoga Combo DDP Super Combo

14+ 14+ 14+

6:00-7:00 a.m.

316406-12 316406-13 316406-14

316406-22 316406-23 316406-24



$35 $35 $35 $70




7:30-8:30 a.m., p.m., 6:00-7:00 6:00-7:00 7:30-8:30 a.m. p.m., 6:00-7:00 a.m. 316406-17 6:00-7:00 a.m., 7:30-8:30 p.m., 6:00-7:00 a.m. 316406-18

316406-27 316406-28

$70 $100


7:30-8:30 p.m. 6:00-7:00 a.m.

M, TU M, F

6:00-7:00 a.m., 7:30-8:30 p.m. 6:00-7:00 a.m., 6:00-7:00 a.m.

TU, F M, TU, F

• For Winter & Spring 1 class numbers, visit our website

Enjoy the wonderful trail system the Fox Cities has available. It is a great way to stay active, enjoy nature, improve the environment and build strong communities. An extensive network of trails throughout the Fox Cities offers a variety of recreational opportunities and connections to the various communities. Many of the trails are paved off-road trails, offering the opportunity to walk, bicycle, and skate on hard surface trails. Some segments are sidewalks along local streets that provide connections to the paved, off-road trails. Thanks to Fleet Feet Sports Fox Valley, there are “hydration stations” Saturdays from 6:30-10:30 a.m. through September 26 located on the Newberry Trail (near Banta Bowl) and Apple Creek Trail (near the intersection of Ballard Road and Evergreen Drive). So when you are out exploring and enjoying the trails in the Fox Cities, don’t forget about staying hydrated!

ADULT DANCE CLASSES Calling all ladies and gents…you’ve done for your kids all day long, now do something FUN for yourself! A great workout, opportunity to meet some new friends, connect with people who have a similar interest and laugh. These are just a few of the reasons why you should enroll in one of our adult dance classes. So dust off your dancing shoes and come join us. Our adult dance classes are for those who are new to dance or interested in re-establishing your knowledge and technical skill. Sessions run for 12 weeks. FALL SESSION: WINTER/SPRING SESSION: LOCATION: FEE:

September 23–December 16 (No class November 25) January 6–April 6 (No classes March 2, 30) City Center Plaza, 2nd floor, Studios 1 & 2 Senior (62+): $60/resident, $85/non-resident Adult: $90/resident, $125/non-resident

NEW WAY TO SAVE!! Adult and Senior (62+) dance classes: Sign-up for both fall & winter/spring sessions and SAVE! BOTH 12 week sessions: Adult: $140/resident, $175/non-resident, Senior (62+): $100/resident, $125/non-resident







Belly Dance Belly Dance




Advanced All levels





7:40-8:20 p.m. 8:25-9:05 p.m. 5:45-6:25 p.m.

Studio 1 Studio 1 Studio 1


414108-W1 414108-W2 414104-W2

114108-W1 114108-W2 114104-W1

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ADULT FITNESS Forever Fit – Workout with Angie and enjoy great music in a positive, encouraging atmosphere. A 90-minute total (*stay for 60 or 90 minutes) body workout which will have fun cardio moves, weight training and core exercises. Men and woman of all fitness levels are welcome, equipment is provided. Slow Stretch – Enjoy the benefits of chair exercise as taught by Roxann at Oneida Heights or Brittny at Eagle Flats in a comfortable setting designed for those who choose to exercise in a seated position. Those with recent physical challenges (stroke recovery, hip and knee replacement, sight and balance) are welcome! Stretch & Strength – Building strong bones is facilitated through building strong muscles. Angie will teach proper weight training and stretching. Men and woman of all fitness levels are welcome, equipment is provided. DATES: Fall Classes–begin the week of August 31 DAYS

CLASS Forever Fit Slow Stretch Slow Stretch Stretch & Strength



9:00-10:30 a.m. 9:30-10:30 a.m. 9:30-10:30 a.m. 9:00-10:00 a.m.


Appleton Public Library-Lower Level Eagle Flats-431 E. Eagle Flats Parkway Oneida Heights-525 N. Oneida Street Appleton Public Library-Lower Level


$2-60 min., $3-90 min. $1 $1 $2


Walk and learn in this walking group. Meet us at City Park and we will set off on our journey. We include stretching before and after our walk. You will learn some interesting tidbits about our community! If you are looking for that accountability to stick to a walking plan, then this is the group for you.


City Park (Meet at the pavilion) Mondays, September 14-October 26 9:00–10:30 a.m. FREE


Instruction in conversation, vocabulary, verb tenses, audio/visual listening comprehension and written exercises. Spanish I, II & III include expanded vocabulary and reading selections. Classes are designed for participants age 45+. Location: Appleton Public Library, 225 N. Oneida Street Fee: $25, includes book.





Spanish l

Oct. 27-Dec. 1

3:00-4:00 p.m. 415704-T4

Spanish ll

Oct. 27-Dec. 1

2:00-3:00 p.m. 415704-T5

Spanish lll

Oct. 27-Dec. 1

1:00-2:00 p.m. 415704-T6

Spanish l

Jan. 19-Feb. 23

3:00-4:00 p.m. 115704-T1

Spanish ll

Jan. 19-Feb. 23

2:00-3:00 p.m. 115704-T2

Spanish lll

Jan. 19-Feb. 23

1:00-2:00 p.m. 115704-T3

Spanish l

March 1-April 5

3:00-4:00 p.m. 115704-T4

Spanish ll

March 1-April 5

2:00-3:00 p.m. 115704-T5

Spanish lll

March 1-April 5

1:00-2:00 p.m. 115704-T6

NATURE LEARNING SERIES AT THE SCHEIG CENTER WITH ROB ZIMMER September 9 - Fall Color and Migrating Songbirds Best plants for fall color as well as migrating songbirds winging through the Gardens. October 14 - Designing with Fall Bulbs and Shrubs for Fall Color Create visual art in spring with fall planted bulbs, and some hot fall shrubs to brighten the late season garden. November 11 - Valley of Eagles The eagles return late each fall, gathering in many spots along the Fox River. December 9 - Winter Birdwatching and Feeding Tips for creating your own winter backyard bird oasis. Location: Scheig Center, 1313 E. Witzke Blvd. TIME: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Fee: FREE

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FIREPLACES! Suit your own

Style W6091 Hwy 22, Shawano • 715-526-3217

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610 N. Badger Avenue in West High School – 920-832-4151 Enter off of Badger Ave. West Pool is an 8-lane, 25-yard pool with the shallow end starting at 3.5 feet. Two diving boards, basketball hoop, and various water toys available. U.S. Coast approved lifejackets available upon request. Please check the West Pool Calendar at


2121 Emmers Drive in East High School – 920-832-5990. Use entrance #25 off of Schaefer Street. East Pool is a 6-lane, 25-yard tank pool with a shallow end starting at 3 feet. East Pool is used only for swim lessons.


West Pool is available for open swim during the winter and spring seasons. West Pool offers two diving boards, lap lanes, a basketball hoop, and more! Children who are not toilet trained are required to wear a swim diaper (available at the front desk for $2.00). Parents with children may bring inflatable and soft toys into the pool during open swim (water wings are not allowed). WINTER SCHEDULE: SPRING SCHEDULE: DAYS/TIMES: FEES:

Begins Monday, November 30 Begins Monday, February 1 Wednesdays and Fridays 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 1:00-4:30 p.m. Pools are closed December 24, 25, 31 & January 1. Pools may also close due to athletic events scheduled at West High School so please check updated calendars. 3 & under – Free 18-62 – $3.00 4-17 – $2.00 62+ – $2.00


Join us at West Pool for some lap swimming or water walking to kick those winter blues. Lap swimming is a great way to reduce stress and is also an ideal way to rehabilitate minor injuries due to the low impact on the body and joints. If lap swimming is not for you, take advantage of our water walking belts available at no charge during lap swim. WINTER SCHEDULE: DAYS: SPRING SCHEDULE: DAYS: FEES:

Begins Monday, November 30 Saturdays & Sundays: 12:00-1:00 p.m. Mondays & Thursdays: 7:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Monday, February 1 Saturdays & Sundays: 12:00-1:00 p.m. Mondays & Thursdays: 8:00-9:00 p.m. Same as open swim


Our certified, enthusiastic instructors will make sure you get the most out of each and every class. Give it a try, you’ll LOVE it! First class is always free! AQUA FUSION: Fun, energetic combination of cardio interval workout for the entire body using a variety of equipment. Great for ALL levels and abilities. WINTER SCHEDULE: CLASS TIME: SPRING SCHEDULE: CLASS TIME: LOCATION: DAYS: FEES:

Begins Monday, November 30 7:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Monday, February 1 8:00-9:00 p.m. West Pool Aqua Fusion – Monday & Thursdays $4 drop in fee, $32 punch card – 8 classes 1st class is free after purchase of a punch card.


Looking for a fun and exciting way to spend your next birthday? Look no further because West Pool is the place to be! Your fee of $25 includes exclusive use of the lobby with seating for up to 16 people, a party balloon for the birthday boy/girl and two adult admissions along with free admission for the birthday boy or girl! Additional open swim fees apply. Call 920-832-3926 for complete details.

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Not sure if you will fully utilize an annual swim pass? We have a solution for you – swim coupons! Swim coupons give you 12 swim admissions for the price of 10. They are great for group admissions and may be purchased by both residents and non-residents. FEES: Youth Coupon (ages 4-17) - $20, Adult Coupon (ages 18-61) - $30, Senior Coupon (ages 62+) - $20


Appleton Parks and Recreation will be providing weekday evening and Saturday morning swim lessons at West and East Pools. For more information on aquatics programs, visit our website at • • •


Registration will be accepted either online, by mail or walk in at the Customer Service Center on the 1st Floor of City Hall until the specified deadline. Registration dates are listed on page 33. Late registration will be accepted at the Customer Service Center with a $10.00 late fee if there is space available in the class. Online registration will not be accepted after the deadline. Registration is not offered at the pools.

LEARN TO SWIM CLASSES Parent and Child Aquatics

This program builds swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water for children ages 6 months to 5 years. Parents and children participate in several guided practice sessions that help children learn elementary skills.

Preschool Beginners

For children ages 3 to 4 years old that are ready for learning basic water skills on their own without the aid of their parents. Child must be three years of age by the first day of lessons. LOCATION: East and West Pools

Kindergarten Intermediate

This class is for children ages 4 to 5 who have already taken the preschool beginners class and are ready to further develop their swimming skills. This class is also geared for 5 year old children who have no previous swim lesson experience and are not quite ready for the Level 1 class. Child MUST be at least 4 years old by the first day of lessons. By passing this class, children ages 4-5 will be eligible to advance to Level 1. LOCATION: East and West Pools

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills

Purpose: Help students feel comfortable in the water. Students will learn basic water safety rules, how to use life jackets, submerging their mouth, nose and eyes, opening their eyes underwater and picking up submerged objects, swimming on front and back using arm and leg actions, bobbing, recognizing a swimmer in distress and getting help, exhaling underwater, and floating on front and back. PREREQUISITE: Students should be at least 6 years old or have taken and passed Kindergarten Intermediate.

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Purpose: Give students success with fundamental skills. In this level, students will be able to move in the water while wearing a life jacket, submerge their entire head, front and back glide, tread water using arm and leg motions, recognize a swimmer in distress and getting help, back crawl, bobbing in water, jellyfish float, and swimming using combined stroke on front and back.

Level 3: Stroke Development

Purpose: Build on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice. In Level 3, students will work on reaching assists, submerging and retrieving an object, front and back glide, front and back crawl, introduction to elementary backstroke, kneeling or standing dives (shallow dive progressions), rotary breathing in horizontal position, survival float, back float, butterfly-kick and body motion.

Level 4a: Stroke Improvement

Purpose: Develop confidence in the strokes learned and improve other aquatic skills. Level 4a provides students with safe diving rules, diving from stride position or shallow dive, survival float, elementary backstroke, breaststroke kick, feet-first surface dive, treading water, and front and back crawl.

Level 4b: Stroke Improvement II

Purpose: Refine and improve strokes learned in 4a while building swimming endurance. Level 4b will help students improve on skills learned in level 4a while building swimming endurance needed for Level 5. Students will be required to perform front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, introduction to breaststroke arms, introduction to the butterfly, treading water, introduction to sidestroke, and various safety skills.

Level 5 & 6: Stroke Refinement (Combined with Level 6 Class)

Purpose: Provide further coordination and refinement of strokes. After completion of this class, students will know how to use survival swimming techniques, standing dive (diving progression), open turns on front and back, front and back crawl, performing rescue breathing, tuck surface dive and pike surface dive, front flip turn and backstroke flip turn, elementary backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, and the sidestroke.

Level 5 & 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency (Combined with Level 5 Class) Purpose: Refines the strokes so students can use them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over great distances. Students will learn how to take their heart rates as well as using swimming as a lifelong physical fitness activity, endurance training.

6:30-7:00 p.m. 6:30-7:00 p.m. 9:00-9:30 a.m. 11:00-11:30 a.m. 7:00-7:30 p.m. 6:00-6:30 p.m. 7:00-7:30 p.m. 9:30-10:00 a.m. 10:30-11:00 a.m. 6:30-7:00 p.m. 6:00-6:30 p.m. 7:00-7:30 p.m. 9:00-9:30 a.m. 10:30-11:00 a.m. 6:30-7:00 p.m. 7:00-7:30 p.m. 6:30-7:00 p.m. 9:30-10:00 a.m. 6:00-6:30 p.m. 6:30-7:00 p.m. 9:30-10:00 a.m. 7:00-7:30 p.m. 10:00-10:30 a.m. 7:00-7:45 p.m. 10:00-10:45 a.m. 7:00-7:45 p.m. 10:00-10:45 a.m. 8:00-8:45 p.m.

Monday Thursday Saturday Saturday Monday Thursday Thursday Saturday Saturday Monday Thursday Thursday Saturday Saturday Monday Monday Thursday Saturday Monday Thursday Saturday Thursday Saturday Monday Saturday Thursday Saturday Thursday


Level 5 & 6

Level 4b

Level 4a

Level 3

Level 2

Level 1


*Pre-School Beginner

TIME 6:00-6:30 p.m. 6:00-6:30 p.m. 9:00-9:30 a.m. 10:00-10:30 a.m. 6:00-6:30 p.m.


Monday Thursday Saturday Saturday Monday



131102-M2 131102-H1 131102-S1 131102-S2 131103-M1 131103-H1 131103-H2 131103-S1 131103-S3 132110-M1 132110-H1 132110-H2 132110-S1 132110-S2 132120-M1 132120-M2 132120-H1 132120-S1 132130-M1 132130-H1 132130-S1 132141-H1 132141-S1 132142-M1 132142-S1 132150-H1 132150-S1 132199-H1

131101-M1 131101-H1 131101-S1 131101-S2 131102-M1


Winter/Spring Session (10 weeks) Mondays: February 8 to April 18 (no class March 28) Thursdays: February 11 to April 21 (no class March 31) Saturdays: February 13 to April 30 (no class March 26 & April 2) FEE: $25/resident, $50/non-resident Adult/Teen Class: $35/resident, $70 non/resident *Min/Max – 4/6, all other classes are 4/12


6:30-7:00 p.m. 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Monday Wednesday

Level 4a Level 4b Level 5 & 6

Level 3

Level 2

Level 1


6:00-6:30 p.m.


Pre-School Beginner


7:30-8:15 p.m. 7:30-8:15 p.m. 7:30-8:15 p.m.

7:30-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday Monday Wednesday Wednesday

7:30-8:00 p.m.

7:00-7:30 p.m. Monday


7:00-7:30 p.m.

6:30-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday Monday

7:00-7:30 p.m.

7:00-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday Monday

6:30-7:00 p.m. 6:30-7:00 p.m.

Monday Wednesday

6:00-6:30 p.m. 6:00-6:30 p.m.

DAY Monday Wednesday

LEVEL Parent-Child

Pre-School – Maximum of 8 children Kindergarten – Maximum of 10 children All other classes – Maximum of 12 children

132241-M1 132242-W1 132250-W1








131203-M1 131203-W1

131202-M2 131202-W1


131201-M1 131201-W1


Winter/Spring Session (10 weeks) Mondays: February 8 to April 18 (no class March 28) Wednesdays: February 10 to April 20 (no class March 30) FEE: $25/resident, $50/non-resident




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APPLETON PARKS & RECREATION 2016 SWIM PASS FORM • Appleton Parks and Recreation issues photo ID swim passes. • Annual swim passes are available to residents and non-residents of the City of Appleton. • A family swim pass includes all family members living at the same address, with a maximum of two adults. Children 3 and under do not need a pass, but will need one if turning 4 during the calendar year. • Passes are good for admission to Erb, Mead, and West Pools through December 31, 2016. • 2007–2015 pass holders do not need to have a new photo taken unless desired. It is recommended that all children who had their photo taken prior to 2013 have their photo retaken. • Passes will be mailed when the order form is processed. • All people wishing to purchase a pass who did not have a 2007–2015 swim pass must come to the Customer Service Center at 100 N. Appleton Street to have their photo taken or at Mead Pool June-August. • Receipts will be issued for passes purchased. If all family members cannot be present at the time of purchase, they may come in separately to have their photos taken. • Passes admit holder to open swim, lap swim and water walking. • PROOF OF RESIDENCY REQUIRED AT TIME OF PURCHASE i.e., driver’s license, utility bill (electric, water, phone, credit card). • Make checks payable to: City of Appleton; Mail to: Appleton Parks & Recreation, P.O. Box 1976, Appleton, WI 54912-1976. FAMILY LAST NAME:___________________________________ ADDRESS:___________________________________________ PHONE #:____________________________________________ List All Pass Holder’s Names

Date of Birth


Parks & Recreation | Page 31

CERTIFICATION CLASSES LIFEGUARD TRAINING – Includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid and Lifeguard Training

Qualify to be a lifeguard by passing this course. Prerequisites: Be 15 years of age on or before the last day of class and able to swim 300 yards continuously. Participants must also be able to swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the surface, and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object within 1 minute 40 seconds. Course includes First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Course books are provided on the first day of class. Lifeguard Training is good for 3 years, First Aid and CPR Professional certification is valid for 2 years. FEE: $100/resident, $125/non-resident; at West Pool.

Class # Day 136205-S1


Dates February 13 to April 30

(no class March 26 & April 2)

Time 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


Participants in this course will learn how to recognize and respond to emergencies. Additionally, participants will learn first aid for everything from cuts and scrapes to muscle, bone and joint injuries. First Aid certification is valid for 2 years. Students must be age 12 or older. FEE: $30/resident, $35/non-resident; at 1819 E. Witzke Blvd.

Class #




January 12


6:00-9:00 p.m.




March 8

6:00-9:00 p.m.


This class is designed to teach participants how to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants. This class also covers victim assessment and emergency response. Loaned course books are provided at the first class or may be purchased at the Red Cross office. Adult, Child and Infant CPR Certification is good for 2 years. FEE: $30/resident, $35/non-resident; at 1819 E. Witzke Blvd.

Class #




DateS February 9

Time 5:30-9:00 p.m.

Resident Non-Resident Resident Annual 114202-T2 TU 5:30-9:00 p.m. March 15 Annual Annual Discount Price Regular Regular Price TEEN/ADULT SWIM LESSONS 12/1/15-5/4/16 Price 5/5/1612/1/15Whether you are just learning how to swim or want to refine 12/31/16 12/31/16 (circle one) (circle one) (circle one) your skills, this is the class for you! The primary objective of the teen/adult swim lessons is to provide safe, enjoyable YOUTH (AGES 4-17) $35 $50 $75 aquatic skills that will enhance the overall quality of the ADULT $50 $70 $105 participant’s life. Join our qualified and courteous instructors SENIOR (AGES 62+) $35 $50 $75 in a relaxed and social environment while improving your $70 $90 $130 FAMILY OF 2 aquatic skills. $85 $110 $155 FAMILY OF 3 FEE: $35/resident, $70/non-resident; at West Pool.

Swim Passes (ages 3 & under free)













Class # Day 132199-H1


DateS February 11 to April 21 (no class March 31)

Time 8:00-8:45 p.m.

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Follow these dates for Class Registration!! Resident registration begins (online)

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Resident registration begins (mail & in-person)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Non-resident registration begins (online)

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Non-resident registration begins (mail & in-person)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Parks & Recreation | Page 33 A resident is any person who lives within the corporate city limits of Appleton. City and school district boundaries are not the same. Appleton property owners who reside outside the city limits are considered non-residents. Appleton mailing addresses do not automatically mean that you are a city resident. Please bring proof of residency if you do not own your home and are a renter.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES: Online and walk-in registration deadlines are 1 week prior to the first day of class by 4:00 p.m. Mail-in registration must be postmarked one week prior to first day of class. Youth sports and swim lesson deadlines vary, please see descriptions in the City Guide for individual registration dates. Registration will be accepted after the deadline if there are openings in the class, with the exception of swim lessons and youth sports leagues. However, do not wait to register as classes and programs may be canceled due to low enrollment on the deadline date. SWIM LESSON REGISTRATION DEADLINES: Register for all of your sessions now. Registration will be accepted at the office until one week prior to lesson start date. See page 29 for swim lesson details. Recreation Fee Waiver Policy: Funding is available for residents who are unable to participate in Appleton Parks & Recreation programs for financial reasons. To obtain a Fee Waiver form, please call 920-832-5905. The cities of Appleton, Menasha & Neenah have entered into a reciprocal agreement allowing participants of each city to register as a resident in each other’s parks and recreation programs.

3 Simple Ways to Register... 1. ONLINE REGISTRATION

To use online registration you must be registered as a household using the Household Information Form. Mail or fax this form to 920-993-3103. Master Card and Visa are the accepted forms of payment for online registration. BROWSE THE CLASSES. Online registration will not open until Saturday, October 3. However, you can browse the classes and begin to make your selections now. Simply sign in as a “Guest.” Questions? Call 920-832-5905 for assistance. The City of Appleton does not provide any accident insurance coverage for participants. Parks and Recreation Department activities are undertaken at the participant’s own risk and participation is subject to Wisconsin State Statute Section 895.52.


City Hall – Downtown at 100 N. Appleton Street Walk-in to 1st Floor Customer Service Center Wednesday, October 14, 2015, City of Appleton/Menasha Wednesday, October 21, 2015, Non-Residents/Neenah Between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday Your registration and payment can be placed in the drop box on Appleton Street or use the convenient drive thru. Make checks payable to: “City of Appleton”


Mail your completed registration form along with your check or money order made payable to: “City of Appleton” MAIL TO: City of Appleton Parks & Recreation P.O. Box 1976, Appleton, WI 54912-1976


Refunds are granted when requested prior to the third class meeting. Refunds will be either a full credit to your household account or by check (subject to a $10 processing fee per person and program). Refunds of $5 or less will be credited to your account. Refunds are not granted for coupons or swim passes. If a class is full, the payment received will be credited to the family account or returned upon request. The credit may be used toward a future registration.

APRD Promotional Photography Guideline

For program promotion purposes, photographs/videos may be taken of participants from time to time and used for advertising/ promotional purposes only. If you do not wish to have your child photographed or videotaped for promotional purposes, please notify the photographer and/or class instructor.

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