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Fall 2012

A publication of the New Hope Parks and Recreation Department

Youth/Teen Flag Football (grades 1-4) These football programs are offered cooperatively by the cities of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley, Plymouth, Robbinsdale and St. Louis Park. All participants will receive a t-shirt.

Instructional Program: (grades 1-2)

Half Pint Safety Camp Join us for this one-day camp of safety learning while having a great time! Safety topics will include electrical safety, home safety, fire safety and more! We’ll also see a demonstration by a police dog! Children must be in grades K and 1. Lunch, snacks, camp t-shirt and graduation event are included. Space is limited. Register by October 5. Course: 7606 Date: Thursday, October 18 (MEA) Time: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Graduation from 3:30-4 p.m.) Location: New Hope Fire Station 4251 Xylon Ave N Fee: $20 Residents of New Hope and Crystal $27 Nonresidents

This program teaches kids football skills through various drills. They will also play very low-key games. This six-week program is for kids in grades 1-2. No special equipment needed. Dates: Sundays, September 9 October 14 (rain make-up October 21) Course: 7268 4-5:15 p.m. Course: 7269 5:30-6:45 p.m.

A great place to grow!

4401 Xylon Avenue North New Hope, MN 55428

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Flag Football League (grades 3-4) This is an instructional and league format for kids in grades 3-4. Teams will practice at their home sites, but may play games at different sites. Thursday evening games may be added later. Course: 7270 Dates: Thursdays and Sundays, August 23-October 14 (Rain make-up October 18 or 21) Practices: Thursdays, 6-7:15 p.m. Location: Civic Center Park, New Hope 4401 Xylon Ave N Games: Sundays, times vary, 4-7 p.m. Location: Zachary, Elm Creek and Oakwood parks, Plymouth Fee: $68 Residents of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley, Plymouth, Robbinsdale and St. Louis Park $75 Nonresidents

Coaches Needed Parent volunteer coaches are needed (two coaches per team). A coaches meeting will be held in mid-August. Coaches will receive a refund of half of their child’s program fee at the end of the program. For more information, please call 763531-5155. Prsrt Std U.S. Postage

City of New Hope

Location: Robbinsdale Middle School turf 3730 Toledo Ave N Fee: $59 Residents of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley, Rob- binsdale and St. Louis Park $66 Nonresidents

PAID Twin Cities, MN Permit No. 2330

Youth Wrestling This program, for kids in grades K-6, will help your child develop proper wrestling techniques and a positive competitive attitude. The emphasis will be on having a great time with the sport of wrestling. The program will culminate with an in-house tournament at the New Hope Community Gyms on February 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. Dates: Tuesdays, November 20 to February 5 (No class 12/25 or 1/1) Location: New Hope Elementary 8301 47th Ave N Wrestling room Course: 7593 Pups-Grades K-3 6-7 p.m. Fee: $52 Residents of New Hope, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale $59 Nonresidents Course: 7594 Huskies-Grades 4-6 7:15-8:15 p.m. Location: New Hope Elementary 8301 47th Ave N Wrestling room Fee: $52 Residents of New Hope and Plymouth $59 Nonresidents

Kids’ Garage Sale This awesome event is by kids for kids! It’s an opportunity for kids to sell toys and other items they have outgrown or no longer use and for other kids to shop for new treasures. Call the Crystal Recreation Department, 763531-0052, by September 14 to reserve a table. Date: Saturday, September 22 Time: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: Free to attend $8 per table for residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $11 for nonresidents

For more information or to register, call 763-531-5151.


Table of Contents Youth/Teen 3 Amazing Athletes 2 Archery 6 Art in Action Classes 12 Athletic Associations 6 Babysitter’s Training 5 Basketball Camps 6 Daddy/Daughter Princess Ball 4 Dance 2 Fencing 1 Flag Football 1 Garage Sale 4 Gymnastics 1 Half Pint Safety Camp 6 Halloween Craft Party 7 Holiday Make It and Take It 5 Little Mozarts Keyboard Camp 2 Little Tigers Martial Arts 5 Monet Masterpiece 6 Monster Mash Teen Dance 5 Rink Rat Hockey 6 Science Explorers 4 Skateboard Camp 5 Skating School 3 Slacklining/Rock Climbing 4 Soccer 7 Splat! 3 Sports Camps (Fall break) 3 Tennis Lessons 6 Thanksgiving Craft Party 3 Volleyball 5 Volleyball Camp 1 Wrestling

Register online today! Internet users can sign up for most recreation programs 24 hours a day, seven days a week with RecExpress. To register online with a major credit card, simply enter the web address www.ci.new-hope. mn.us/recexpress. Users will need a family account password and a login number for each family member taking a class. To obtain these, call 763-531-5151 during normal business hours.

Parent + Child

7 ECFE Happenings 7 First Steps in Musicland 7 KidCreate Studio Classes 7 Reindeer Treats 7 Soccer 7 Under the Sea with Ariel

Beginner Fencing

Families 8 Cute and Tasty Cupcakes 8 Fondant Cake Decorating 8 Halloween Cake Pops 11 Inclusion Services 8 Kayaking 7 Music For Everyone 8 Xcel Energy Center Events 8 Yoga

Adults 9 Basketball League (men) 10 Brunch Bunch 10 Cell Phone Workshop 11 Community Tripsters 10 Defensive Driving 11 Donut Make You Wonder 9 Fitness Class 10 Five Cities Senior Transportation 10 Five Cities Special Destinations 9 Golf Leagues 9 Northwest Metro Adult Sports 9 Pickleball League 10 Smart Phone Workshop 9 Walking Track (indoor)

Facilities 12 Community Gyms 12 Golf Course Clubhouse 12 Ice Arena Community Room 12 Outdoor Facilities Rental

Golf Course 12 Clubhouse Rental 9 Fall Golf Leagues

Ice Arena 5 Open Skating 5 Skating School 9 Walking Track

Registration 12 Registration Information/Form

Contact Information Parks and Recreation Office, 4401 Xylon Ave N............................ 763-531-5151 FAX 763-531-5136 TDD 7-1-1 New Hope Village Golf Course, 8130 Bass Lake Road.................... 763-531-5178 New Hope Ice Arena, 4949 Louisiana Ave N.................................. 763-531-5181 New Hope Community Gyms, 8230 47th Ave N.............................763-531-5155 Weather Cancellation Line (call after 4 p.m.)..................................763-531-5158

Parks and Recreation Department Staff Susan Rader..................................................... Director of Parks and Recreation Mark Severson.......................................................Recreation Facilities Manager Sarah Hansen...................................................................Recreation Coordinator Steve Ellingson........................................................................Athletic Supervisor Matt Remore..........................................................Arena Maintenance Operator Scott Stephan.........................................................Arena Maintenance Operator John Blasiak....................................... Street and Parks Maintenance Supervisor Penny Spitzer...................................................Administrative Support Specialist Jill Smisek.......................................................................Office Support Specialist

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Youth/Teen Little Tigers Children ages 3-5 will learn basic selfdefense and martial arts skills while working on developing coordination and flexibility. Master Tom Malone teaches basic kicks and punches through a variety of exercises and fun games. This program promotes focus, discipline and respect. Deadline to register is one week prior to start of each session. Course: 7576 Dates: Tuesdays, September 11 October 16 Course: 7577 Dates: Tuesdays, October 30 December 4 Times: 10-10:30 a.m. Location: New Hope Ice Arena 4949 Louisiana Ave N community room Fee: $49 per session residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $56 per session nonresidents

Children ages 7-12 will learn real fencing skills while having fun in this class provided by MN Sword Play. The class will teach the fundamentals of fencing with an emphasis on skill building, concentration, self discipline and fun. These classes are designed to enhance motor skill, social and perceptual growth by teaching safe, age appropriate foil fencing skills to each child. All equipment is provided. Registration deadline is one week prior to each session. Course: 7652 Dates: Mondays, September 17 October 22 Course: 7653 Dates: Mondays, November 5 December 10 Time: 6-7 p.m. Location: Cooper High School cafeteria 8230 47th Ave N Fee: $63 per session residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $70 per session nonresidents

Archery This program is for youth ages 8 and older. All levels are welcome to join this class. Youth will receive instruction according to their skill levels. Beginners will learn the basics including safe range practices and intermediate/advanced students will review the basics and learn more advanced skills. All instruction and equipment is supplied by Orion Archery. Be a part of this fast growing sport. Register by September 17 for Session 1 and October 22 for Session 2. Course: 7578 Dates: Tuesdays, September 25 October 16 Course: 7579 Dates: Tuesdays, October 30 November 20 Time: 6-7:30 p.m. Location: Robbinsdale Community Gym 3730 Toledo Ave N Door 18 Fee: $65 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $72 Nonresidents

Intermediate Fencing This class, for youth ages 7-12, will teach intermediate foil fencing skills with an emphasis on skill building, concentration, self discipline and fun. These classes, provided by MN Sword play, are designed to enhance motor skill, and social and perceptual growth by teaching safe, age appropriate foil fencing skills to each child. All equipment is provided. Registration deadline is one week prior to each session. Course: 7654 Dates: Mondays, September 17 October 22 Course: 7655 Dates: Mondays, November 5 December 10 Time: 7-8 p.m. Location: Cooper High School cafeteria 8230 47th Ave N Fee: $63 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $70 Nonresidents

Save time! Register online at www.ci.new-hope.mn.us, click on Rec Express


Youth/Teen Amazing Athletes

Tennis Lessons Like our summer tennis lessons, we will teach children the basic skills of tennis, help them stay physically fit, and familiarize them with a great game to play with old and new friends! Just bring a racquet and be ready to learn and have lots of fun! Balls are provided. Class limit is 12. Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 4-13 (rain make-ups week of 9/18) Course: 7581 Ages 4-5 Time: 6:30-7:15 p.m. Course: 7582 Ages 6-8 Time: 7:15-8 p.m. Location: Civic Center Park 4401 Xylon Ave N Fee: $26 New Hope residents $33 Nonresidents

Preschoolers ages 3-6, this is the perfect class to get moving and learn new sports and skills. Amazing Athletes gives every child the chance to learn the fundamentals of many different sports along with hand-eye coordination, gross motor skills and cognitive development. These sampler classes will include the following sports rotating every week: baseball, basketball, volleyball, football, golf, soccer, lacrosse, hockey, and tennis. Session 1 register by September 19. Session 2 register by October 24. Dates: Thursdays, September 27 October 18 Course: 7664 5-5:45 p.m. Course: 7665 6-6:45 p.m. Dates: Thursdays, November 1-29 (no class 11/22) Course: 7666 5-5:45 p.m. Course: 7667 6-6:45 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $30 per session residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $37 per session nonresidents

Looking for something to do on your fall break? Youth ages 6 to 12 will have a great time participating in a variety of sports. All camps are run by nationally licensed coach, John Richardson, and his Revolutionary Sports staff. Sign up for one or all four. Note: Participants who register for the full day may bring a bag lunch and supervision will be provided. Location: New Hope Community Gyms, 8230 47th Ave N north end of Cooper High Fee: $25 per class or $65 for all four sessions (nonresidents add $7)

Volleyball/Basketball

Just Games

Players will learn skills and the rules to play both sports with an age appropriate strategy. Each sport focuses on skill building, fun games, and ends with a modified version of the game. This program is good for players of all abilities and experience levels. Course: 7585 Date: Thursday, October 18 Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

For kids that love to play games, we will focus all afternoon on playing many different sports and games. We will play five to six different games, and Thursday and Friday classes will consist of different games. Players will learn some new skills and the progression from one sport to the next will help players achieve success regardless if they have played that sport or game before. Course: 7586 Date: Thursday, October 18 Time: 1-4 p.m. Course: 7588 Date: Friday, October 19 Time: 1-4 p.m.

Flag Football/Baseball Players will learn skills and the rules to play both sports with an age appropriate strategy. Each sport focuses on skill building, fun games, and ends with a modified version of the game. This class is good for players of all abilities and experience levels. Course: 7587 Date: Friday, October 19 Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Slacklining/ Rock Climbing How adventuresome are you? How is your balance? This course for youth ages 9 to 14 will explore two awesome outdoor activities. Part of the morning will be spent slacklining, a practice in balance: think of it as a cross between tightrope walking and using a trampoline! The other part of the morning will be spent learning about techniques and equipment used for rock climbing. You’ll have a chance to see how high you can climb on a 25 foot climbing wall. All equipment and instruction provided by Three Rivers Park District. Participants must provide their own transportation to and from French Regional Park. A special waiver form and additional information will be sent in advance. Register by September 26. Course: 7677 Date: Thursday, October 18 (non-school day) Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: French Regional Park, 12605 Cty Rd 9, Plymouth (Visitor Center) Fee: $13 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $20 Nonresidents

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Revolutionary Sports Camps

Youth Volleyball Youth ages 7-12 will work on skills in passing, setting and hitting, along with good court movement. Games will be played at each session. Knee pads and volleyballs will be available for purchase on the first day. Instructors are from MN Volleyball Headquarters. Fee includes a shirt. Register by October 25. Course: 7659 Dates: Saturdays, November 3 December 1 Time: 3:15-4:45 p.m. Location: Robbinsdale Community Gym 3730 Toledo Ave N Door 18 Fee: $62 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $69 Nonresidents

Mini Spikers Volleyball Bump, Set, Spike! Youth ages 4-6 will learn the basics of volleyball through cool games and special equipment. Knee pads and volleyballs are available for purchase on the first day.

Instructors are from MN Volleyball Headquarters. Register by October 25. Course: 7580 Dates: Saturdays, November 3 December 1 Time: 2-3 p.m. Location: Robbinsdale Community Gym 3730 Toledo Ave N Door 18 Fee: $40 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $47 Nonresidents


Youth/Teen Revolutionary SportsMightyStars Soccer The MightyStars program is designed for youth ages 5-8, who wish to further enhance basic skills such as dribbling, passing and shooting. Participants will have the opportunity to play in games and learn the values of sportsmanship and teamwork while having fun in a semi-competitive environment. Emphasis is placed on team play and sportsmanship. This class is suitable for new and existing players. Course: 7583 Dates: Tuesdays, September 11- October 16 Time: 6:15-7 p.m. Location: Hidden Valley Park 32nd and Boone avenues Course: 7584 Dates: Tuesdays, October 23 November 27 Time: 6:45-7:30 p.m. Location: New Hope Community Gyms 8230 47th Ave N north end of Cooper High Fee: $45 New Hope residents $52 Nonresidents

Dance Classes Dance classes for youth ages 3 (must be 3 by June 1, 2012) to grade 12 will be taught this fall by coordinator Melissa Guse and instructor Laurie Dubé. This will be the only registration opportunity for new students until the summer of 2013. Class size is limited! Call 763531-5151 for a dance flyer.

Fall Session Mondays: September 24-November 12 Tuesdays: September 25-November 13 Wednesdays: September 26November 14 Thursdays: September 27-November 17 Saturdays: September 22-November 10 Location: New Hope Ice Arena 4949 Louisiana Ave N community room

Teeny, Tiny Tappers

Skateboard Camp This camp, for ages 6-15, is for beginner through expert skate boarders. We’ll cover techniques in balance-topushing, pushing, and dropping-in, and also cover park safety and etiquette. This camp is done in cooperation with Sports Unlimited. Campers should bring a skateboard and helmet. Knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards are highly recommended. Course: 7598 Date: Thursday, October 18 (MEA) (rain make-up 10/19) Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: New Hope sk8 pad 4401 Xylon Ave N Fee: $25 New Hope residents $32 Nonresidents

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This program is for children with birthdates between June 2, 2009January 1, 2010. Here is the chance for the younger ones to have some fun in a tap and ballet class. This class will be offered for three sessions (fall, winter and spring), but new dancers will not be accepted after the fall class. This group of dancers will not dance in the spring recital. Black tap and white leather ballet shoes are required. Course: 7575 Dates: Saturdays, September 22 November 10 Time: 9-9:30 a.m. Fee: $34 New Hope residents $41 Nonresidents

Gymnastics Get ready for another exciting season of gymnastics. Our quality gymnastics staff will continue to provide their expertise to help participants achieve better physical fitness, coordination, and gymnastics skills-all while having a great time! The program has an ability-level curriculum designed to help you determine which class is best for your child. Location: Sandburg School (Gym A) Course: 7674 Advanced/Advanced 2 2400 Sandburg Lane Tuesdays, 7:30-9:15 p.m. Golden Valley Fee: $110 One advanced course Tuesday Sessions: September 25 $190 Two advanced courses November 20 for the same student Wednesday Sessions: September 26 (Nonresidents of New Hope December 5 add $7) Thursday Sessions: September 27New Hope Tumblers December 6 Saturday Sessions: September 22Competitive Gymnastics December 1 Be a part of New Hope’s competitive (No class 10/17, 10/18, 10/20, 11/21, gymnastics program! This competi11/22, 11/24) tive program is part of the Minnesota Amateur Gymnastics Association Beginner Ages 4-5: (MAGA), which is an organization that Course: 7656 offers children, ages 6-18, competition Wednesdays, 6:15-7 p.m. against other Recreation programs. Course: 7657 To be eligible for the team, gymnasts Thursdays, 4-4:45 p.m. must be currently enrolled in an ad Course: 7658 vanced or advanced 2 class through Saturdays, 9-9:45 a.m. New Hope Parks and Recreation. Fee: $57 New Hope residents Tryouts will be held on Tuesday, Sep $64 Nonresidents tember 11 and teams will be formed. Practices will start on September 13 Beginner–Intermediate Ages 6+: and 14. An informational meeting will Course: 7660 Beg/Inter 6-9 be held in August at Sandburg School. Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. Course: 7661 Beginner 6-9 Thursdays, 4:45-5:45 p.m. Course: 7662 Beginner 6-9 Saturdays, 9:45-10:45 a.m. Course: 7663 Beginner 6-9 Saturdays, 12-1 p.m. Fee: $67 New Hope residents $74 Nonresidents Course: 7669 Intermediate 6+ Tuesdays, 5:45-7 p.m. Course: 7668 Beg/Inter 10+ Thursdays, 5:45-7 p.m. Course: 7670 Intermediate 6+ Saturdays, 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. Course: 7671 Intermediate 6+ Saturdays, 12-1:15 p.m. Fee: $78 New Hope residents $85 Nonresidents

Advanced/Advanced 2: Course: 7672 Advanced/Advanced 2 Saturdays, 1:15-3 p.m. Course: 7673 Advanced/Advanced 2 Tuesdays, 5:45-7:30 p.m.

Tumbling Tots: Parent/Child This is a great program to start your pre-schooler on their way to developing basic gymnastics and tumbling skills. The kids, with the help of a parent and our gymnastics staff, will develop gross motor skills through tumbling, get an introduction to the various pieces of gymnastics equipment, and have lots of fun and games. A parent must participate! Dates: Wednesdays, September 26-December 5 (no class 10/17, 11/21) Course: 7675 Ages 2-3, 4:45-5:15 p.m. Course: 7676 Ages 3-4, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Location: Sandburg School (Gym A), 2400 Sandburg Lane, Golden Valley Fee: $49 New Hope residents, $56 Nonresidents

Register early...spaces are limited

Gymnastics Level Definitions Beginner: Little or no gymnastics experience. Intermediate: For those who have mastered hands on/feet on (vault); Pullover and back hip circle (bars); All walks and some jumps with correct technique (beam); Perfect cartwheel, roundoff, handstand, forward roll (floor). Advanced: For those who have mastered straddle over (vault); Long hang pullover (bars); Forward roll, front handspring dismount (beam); Back walkover (floor). Advanced 2: For those who have mastered front handspring (vault); Fly-away, kip on low bar (bars); Back walkover, hands-free dismount (beam); Roundoff to back handspring (floor).


Youth/Teen

Time: 1:45-2:15 p.m. Location: Brookview Community Center 200 Brookview Pkwy Golden Valley Fee: $72 Residents of New Hope, Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Maple Grove and Plymouth $80 Nonresidents

Private Lessons Course: 7646 Mondays 7:30-8:45 p.m. Fee: $180 New Hope residents $187 Nonresidents Course: 7647 Saturdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fee: $155 New Hope residents $162 Nonresidents

Skating Level Definitions:

New Hope Skating School New Hope Skating School classes are based on the Ice Skating Institute’s (ISI) Recreational Ice Skating Program for ice skaters 3 years of age and older. Pre-Alpha, Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta are all skill levels of the testing program. Classes are taught by Dawn Landon and her fine staff. Participants will need their own skates with guards. Tots are encouraged to wear helmets. For additional information call the New Hope Parks and Recreation Department at 763-531-5151 or the ice arena at 763-531-5181. Location: New Hope Ice Arena 4949 Louisiana Ave N

Monday Classes Dates: Mondays, October 15 December 17 Course: 7637 Tots ages 3-5 6:30-7 p.m. Course: 7635 Alpha 6:30-7 p.m. Course: 7636 Pre-Alpha, ages 6-12 7-7:30 p.m. Course: 7648 Adults 7:30-8 p.m. Course: 7649 Beta 7-7:30 p.m. Course: 7650 Gamma 7-7:30 p.m. Course: 7651 Delta 7-7:30 p.m.

S aturday Classes Dates: Saturdays, October 13 December 15 Course: 7638 Tots ages 3-5 9:30-10 a.m. Course: 7639 Alpha 9:30-10 a.m. Course: 7641 Pre-Alpha, ages 6-12 10-10:30 a.m. Course: 7642 Adults 10:30-11 a.m. Course: 7643 Beta 10-10:30 a.m. Course: 7644 Gamma 10-10:30 a.m. Course: 7645 Delta 10-10:30 a.m. Fee: $85 New Hope residents $92 Nonresidents

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Tots/Pre-Alpha (Beginner): Students learn the two foot glide, forward and backward swizzles, one foot glide, backward wiggle. Alpha: Passed Beginner or equivalent. Students learn forward stroking, forward crossovers on right and left, and one foot snowplow stop. Beta: Passed Alpha or equivalent. Students learn backward stroking, backward crossovers and t-stops on right and left. Gamma: Passed Beta or equivalent. Students learn forward outside 3-turn on right and left, Mohawk combination on right and left, and hockey stop. Delta: Passed Gamma or equivalent. Students learn forward inside 3-turn on right and left, forward edges inside and outside, bunny hop, and a choice of Shoot the Duck or Lunge to a one foot glide.

Indoor Open Skating The New Hope Ice Arena’s open skating schedule includes most Fridays, 6:30-8 p.m. and Sundays, 4-6 p.m. A complete schedule is available at the Ice Arena. Please note: skate rental is not available. Call 763-531-5181 for more details. Fee: $3.50 per person

Little Mozarts Keyboard Camp

Monet Masterpiece

Students ages 4-6, get a jump start on piano skills with the popular “Music for Little Mozarts” series. This semi-private class (two kids per session) includes music facts, movements, singing, percussion instruments and time on the keyboard. Learn about the classical music of Mozart, Beethoven, and other composers. Purchase the first piano book for $8 at the first class. Registration deadline is one week prior. Course: 7608 Dates: Mondays, September 17 October 22 Course: 7609 Dates: Mondays, November 5 December 17 (no class 11/12)

Youth ages 5-12 this is your chance to paint on a real canvas, just like Monet! We’ll learn all about impressionist painter Claude Monet as we create our own masterpiece. Register by October 9. Course: 7679 Date: Thursday, October 18 (non-school day) Time: 1-3 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $19 Residents of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale $26 Nonresidents

Winter Break Sports Camps Girls’ Volleyball Camp Girls in grades 6-8 will learn the basic volleyball skills of serving, passing, hitting, digging and blocking. The camp will be led by the Cooper High School coaching staff and players. Course: 7689 Dates: Wednesday and Thursday January 2 and 3 Time: 1-3 p.m. Location: New Hope Community Gyms 8230 47th Ave N north end of Cooper High

Rink Rat Hockey Spend the best months of winter playing hockey outdoors! This is a co-rec program for boys and girls ages 5-12. The program consists of two pre-season practices and eight instructional games. Volunteer coaches instruct and officiate all games. There will be no goalies, just goal covers. Home games will be played in New Hope. Games will also be played in nearby communities. Games will be rescheduled in the event of cancellations (weather permitting). Participants must provide their own transportation and equipment (hockey skates, stick, helmet with mask, mouth guard, shin pads, hockey gloves, elbow pads and protective cup if applicable). Schedules will be mailed to all participants the week of December 26. League jersey and participation award will be given. Register by December 7. Dates: Fridays and Sundays, January 4 to February 5 Time: Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons (determined by coaches) Location: New Hope home ice at Civic Center Park, 4401 Xylon Ave N Fee: $42 Course: 7595–Ages 5-6 7596–Ages 7-9 7597–Ages 10-12

Fee: $31 Residents of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale $38 Nonresidents

Basketball Camps These camps, for girls and boys in grades 4-6, will help participants become more skilled and complete basketball players. Players will work on drills to improve their skills in ball handling, shooting, rebounding, defense, and strategies of the game. Dates: Wednesday and Thursday January 2 and 3 Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: New Hope Community Gyms 8230 47th Ave N north end of Cooper High Fee: $31 Residents of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale $38 Nonresidents

Boys’ Camp Run by Cooper boys’ basketball coaching staff and players. Course: 7688

Girls’ Camp Led by Cooper head girls’ basketball coach Jen Rademacher and players. Course: 7687


Youth/Teen Monster Mash Teen Dance Join us for a real ghoulish time! Youth in grades 5 to 7 can enjoy music, contests, prizes and fun with a DJ from Total Entertainment. Wear a costume and receive a treat. And, don’t forget to take part in the costume contest – winners receive a Target gift certificate! Course: 7634 Date: Friday, October 26 Time: 7-9:30 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $5 by October 25, $8 at the door

Halloween Craft Party Goblins, ghouls and monsters, oh my! Youth ages 5-12 will make their own tricked out treat bag. We will use stencils, fabric paint and fabric spray to magically transform a pillowcase

into a spooky sack. Your child will be excited to fill up their new treat bag with lots of candy loot! The kids are welcome to wear their costumes to class. Register by October 4. Course: 7678 Date: Saturday, October 13 Time: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $19 Residents of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale $26 Nonresidents

Thanksgiving Craft Party Do you need a little more time to get that turkey stuffed? Sign your child, ages 5-12, up for some art fun and get your last minute cooking done. The kids will start celebrating Thanksgiving early by creating a turkey that will be a wonderful addition to any Thanksgiving table! Register by November 13. Course: 7683 Date: Wednesday, November 21 Time: 1-3 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $17 Residents of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale $24 Nonresidents

Science Explorers Fee: $14 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $21 Nonresidents

Radical Racers

Silly, Sloppy Slimes Youth ages 3½ to 6, are you ready for some gooey, sloppy experiments? Then slide right in to this exciting, hands-on lab as we formulate a variety of slimes, some of which you will even get to take home. Be sure to dress so you can get messy. Register by October 10. Course: 7686 Date: Wednesday, October 17 (non-school day) Time: 10-11:30 a.m. Location: New Hope Ice Arena 4949 Louisiana Ave N community room

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Youth in grades 2-5, are you ready for a challenge? Then speed into this engaging STEM-filled (science, technology, engineering, math) class. You will build your own Radical Racer while investigating force, motion, transfer of energy and more. Then the class will really heat up as we compete to find out which cars are the fastest and discover which design makes a better racer! Register by October 10. Course: 7682 Date: Wednesday, October 17 (non-school day) Time: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Location: New Hope Ice Arena 4949 Louisiana Ave N community room Fee: $17 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $24 Nonresidents

Art in Action Classes Youth ages 8-12 will have fun discovering the art of various cultures and styles while creating their own masterpieces. Each session will explore a different culture. Join us for one or all three sessions. All supplies are included. Time: 6:15-7:30 p.m. Location: Robbinsdale Middle School, Art Room 111, 3730 Toledo Ave N Fee: $12 per class residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $19 per class nonresidents

Native American Art

African Art

Native American artists have utilized a variety of media as their canvas for expression and also function, such as rugs, baskets, pottery and blankets. Also in Native American culture, a handmade dreamcatcher changes a person’s dream, only letting the good dreams reach the sleeper. Youth will get a chance to create either a basket or dreamcatcher based on Native American artist techniques. Course: 7619 Date: Wednesday, September 26

African art can take many forms and be made from many different materials. Youth will explore how African artists created art using sight and their imaginations, emotions, mystical and/or religious experiences. Masks are one of the most commonly found forms of art in western Africa and you’ll get to create your own mask, which could be human, animal or mythical creatures! Course: 7620 Date: Wednesday, October 24

Oaxacan Art The art of Oaxaca represents the mountainous indigenous culture of southern Mexico. Oaxacan art incorporates lots of bright colors and patterns which are unique to each family and village. Youth will create their own fantastical creature sculpture with a unique design and pattern. Course: 7621 Date: Wednesday, November 28

Babysitter’s Training This American Red Cross course provides youth ages 11 to 15, with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to be great babysitters, plus real-world experiences to help them develop their leadership and communication abilities. The course is fun and fast-paced with hands-on activities, exciting video, role-plays and lively discussions. It teaches young people how to: • care for children and infants • be a good leader and role model • make good decisions • solve problems and stay safe • communicate effectively with parents • handle emergencies such as illnesses, injuries and household accidents • learn business skills such as writing a resume and interviewing for a job Deadline to register is one week prior to the class. Course: 7604 Saturday, October 6 Course: 7605 Saturday, December 15 Time: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Location: New Hope City Hall 4401 Xylon Ave N conference room Fee: $72 New Hope residents $79 Nonresidents

Daddy/Daughter Princess Ball Join us for an enchanted evening with Once Upon a Star’s Cinderella and her friends Snow White and Belle. Princesses ages 3-9 and your daddy will enjoy dancing, a snack, a photo and craft project. Adults bring a camera to capture this memorable evening. Register by November 1. Course: 7628 Date: Friday, November 9 Time: 6:15-7:45 p.m. Location: Brookview Community Center 200 Brookview Parkway Golden Valley Fee: $21 per child residents of New Hope, Golden Valley, Crystal and Robbinsdale $28 per child nonresidents

For registration information and a mail-in form, turn to page 12


Parent+Child Revolutionary Sports PreStars Soccer Have a lil’ one who loves to kick a ball around?…These parent-child classes for ages 3-5, will have parents working one-on-one with their child in a fun, supportive environment to learn basic soccer skills...kicking, dribbling, trapping, and shooting. An outdoor class will begin in September and an indoor class will begin in October. Course: 7589 Dates: Tuesdays, September 11 October 16 Time: 5:30-6:15 p.m. Location: Hidden Valley Park 32nd and Boone avenues Fee: $45 New Hope residents $52 Nonresidents Course: 7590 Dates: Tuesdays, October 23 November 27 Time: 6-6:45 p.m. Location: New Hope Community Gyms 8230 47th Ave N north end of Cooper High Fee: $45 New Hope residents $52 Nonresidents

First Steps in Musicland Basic musical concepts will be taught through a variety of fun activities. Parents and children ages 2-3, will dance, sing and play while learning rhythm and fine and gross motor coordination. Register one week prior to start of session. Course: 7591 Dates: Mondays, September 17 October 22 Course: 7592 Dates: Mondays, November 5 December 17 (no class 11/12) Time: 12:45-1:30 p.m. Location: Brookview Community Center 200 Brookview Parkway Golden Valley Fee: $49 Residents of New Hope, Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Maple Grove and Plymouth $54 Nonresidents

Under the Sea with Ariel Ariel from Once Upon A Star invites you to a beach party! Ages 2-7, bring your favorite adult to this fun event. In full Ariel costume, Ariel will lead the group with sea-life games, ‘under the sea’ dancing and a special ocean craft. Come dressed for the beach and make sure your parents bring a camera – you’ll have your photo taken with Ariel and her stuffed sea-life friends. Register by September 27. Course: 7599 Date: Saturday, October 6 Time: 10-11 a.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $13 per pair residents of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale $20 per pair nonresidents

Youth/Teen Holiday Make It and Take It

Splat!

Youth ages 5-12 will enjoy art fun while you get your holiday shopping done! Your kids will work on their holiday gift list too! We will craft a clay trinket box that any grandparent or favorite teacher would love to receive as a gift! Register by November 30. Course: 7685 Date: Monday, December 10 Time: 6-7:30 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $16 Residents of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale $23 Nonresidents

Youth ages 5-12, put on your apron and come get messy with us! We’ll throw, splat and splatter paint on canvas to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Register by November 2. Course: 7681 Date: Saturday, November 10 Time: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $19 Residents of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale $26 Nonresidents

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KidCreate Studio Classes Kidcreate Studio classes launch children ages 2-6 and a parent into the incredible world of art. The instructors will inspire your child and will provide a positive and fun experience as your child expresses themselves through the visual arts. Location: Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive

Halloween Craft Party Park your broom at the door and come on in! We’re going to create multiple craft projects with a Halloween theme. Kids are welcome to wear their costumes to class. For ages 2-6 years (must be accompanied by an adult). Register by October 5. Course: 7600 Date: Saturday, October 13 Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Fee: $12 per pair residents of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale $19 Nonresidents

Holiday Craft Party The holidays are a magical time! Join us for an ornament making party. We will set up four stations, each with a different ornament project that your child can create. These ornaments will make great keepsakes or holiday gifts! For ages 2-6 (must be accompanied by an adult). Register by November 26. Course: 7601 Date: Monday, December 3 Time: 10-11 a.m. Fee: $12 per pair residents of New Hope, Robbinsdale, Crystal and Golden Valley $19 Nonresidents

Super Hero to the Rescue Youth ages 3-6, what is your superpower? In this class, we’ll imagine ourselves as superheroes and then create our own superhero attire. Whether your kid wants superhuman strength or the power of invisibility, we’ll be sure to channel their super creativity into making awesome works of art that they get to wear home. Register by November 2. Course: 7602 Date: Saturday, November 10 Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Fee: $17 per pair residents of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale $24 Nonresidents

Reindeer Treats

ECFE Happenings

Youth ages 3-12, along with your favorite adult, make a holiday keepsake plate. Your Reindeer Treats plate will be made with love and your foot and hand prints. We provide all the materials necessary to create the perfect holiday plate! Each piece of pottery will be clear glazed and fired by Lily Pad Ceramics staff, and will be available for pick-up by December 15. Register by November 21. Course: 7690 Date: Saturday, December 1 Time: 1-3 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $15 Residents of New Hope and Crystal $22 Nonresidents

ECFE is a program for families with children, birth through pre-kindergarten. Day and evening classes include parent discussion groups, parent-child activities, family events and ageappropriate education for children. Call 763-504-4170 for information. ECFE is a program of Robbinsdale Area Schools Community Education.

Music For Everyone “Music for Everyone” is a program that offers private music lessons, group lessons and activities for students of all ages, from preschoolers to adults. The cities of New Hope, Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Maple Grove and Plymouth have formed this music consortium to present quality music instruction to their residents. Call 753-531-5151 for a complete course catalog.


Families Halloween Cake Pops

Family Kayaking Come join us on a family kayaking adventure at Three Rivers Park District’s French Regional Park. Quietly gliding along the shoreline of Medicine Lake gives you an opportunity for a new perspective. You’ll learn about safety, while learning the proper paddling form and paddle strokes. Instruction and equipment provided by Three Rivers Park District. This activity is for youth ages 9 and older paired with an adult. Participants must provide their own transportation to and from French Regional Park. A special waiver form and additional information will be sent in advance. Register by September 6. Course: 7610 Date: Sunday, September 23 Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Location: French Regional Park 12605 County Road 9 Plymouth (beach area) Fee: $36 per pair residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $43 per pair nonresidents

Cute & Tasty Cupcakes Cupcakes are the ‘it’ dessert these days. Entire bakeries serve nothing but cupcakes. Learn how to make your cupcakes the cutest, with a tasty filling and a bakery swirl to top them off. Students should bring one dozen cupcakes and a carrier to bring them home. Instructor will provide decorating kit (with tips and bags for students to take home) and other supplies. Students will leave with one dozen filled, decorated cupcakes. This is a great class for ages 13 and up, youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Register by September 21. Course: 7611 Date: Sunday, September 30 Time: 2:30-4 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $23 residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $30 nonresidents

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They’re the perfect combination of cake and icing… on a stick. The cake pop! Ages 13 and up, in this class we will make four kinds of ghoulish cake pops perfect for a Halloween treat (eyeballs, jack-olanterns, witches and mummies). Students will need to bring one cake (any flavor) baked in a 9X13 pan, one can of icing or 2-3 cups of homemade icing, and two large containers to bring home treats. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Register by October 19. Course: 7612 Date: Sunday, October 28 Time: 2-4 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $19 residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $26 nonresidents

Fondant Cake Decorating: Holly Wreath Cake Decorators on all of the popular cake shows use fondant to make their cakes smooth and beautiful. You can too! Ages 13 and up, we will learn how to cover a cake with fondant, and create a beautiful holly wreath out of fondant to decorate the cake. Students should bring one 8-9” round cake, removed from the pan, one can or 2-3 cups icing, and a carrier to bring home their cake. Instructor will provide fondant and other supplies for the cakes. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Register by December 7. Course: 7613 Date: Sunday, December 16 Time: 1-3 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $28 residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $35 nonresidents

Family Friendly Yoga Parent/child partnerships expanded through a fun, hands-on yoga practice. This is an ongoing program. Dress in comfortable clothes that allow for movement. Purchase a six week punch pass. New students are welcome to try one class for free. Currently all registrations are taken by Robbinsdale Recreation, 763531-1278. Dates: Sundays (ongoing) Time: 1-2 p.m. Location: Robbinsdale Public Safety Building, 4101 Hubbard Ave N Fee: $42 for six weeks resi- dents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $49 nonresidents

Vinyasa Flow Yoga Ages 16 and older, join us for this more active and physical practice of yoga; sequences will enhance strength, flexibility and breath awareness. Dress in comfortable clothes that allow for movement. This is an ongoing program, you can start anytime. Purchase a six week punch pass. New students are welcome to try one class for free. Currently all registrations are taken by Robbinsdale Recreation, 763-531-1278.

Dates: Sundays (ongoing) Time: 2-3 p.m. Location: Robbinsdale Public Safety Building, 4101 Hubbard Ave N Fee: $42 for six weeks residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $49 nonresidents

Xcel Energy Center Events Get tickets for these great events! The cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale and New Hope are joining together to offer great ticket deals for upcoming events at Xcel Energy Center. This is for children and adults of all ages! A limited number of tickets are available however, 15 tickets need to be sold to ensure the group rate. Ticket pick-up: Participants will be notified when tickets are available for pickup at the Parks and Recreation office. Ages 2 and older need a ticket. Note: Participants supply their own transportation. Tickets are currently available for the following events:

Disney Live! Phineas and Ferb: The Best Day Ever!

Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic

Phineas, Ferb, Candace, Isabella, Baljeet, Buford and friends take to the stage as they make the most of the last day of summer by building an invention bigger, better and more amazing than ever. And, before you can wonder, “Hey, Where’s Perry?” the beloved pet platypus shifts to his secret double life as Agent P to foil another one of Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s evil plans. Register by October 5. Course: 7614 Date: Sunday, October 21 Time: 1 p.m. (Please arrive at least ½ hour early) Fee: $19, lower level reserved seats

Join the celebration as 65 of Disney’s unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life. Join the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, and all the Disney Princesses in a skating spectacular you’ll remember forever. Register by November 21. Course: 7615 Date: Saturday, December 8 Time: 7 p.m. (Please arrive at least ½ hour early) Fee: $17, lower level reserved seats

Farmers Market Don’t forget to shop the New Hope Community Farmers Market! Market hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays through Labor Day and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until October 13. The market is located in the former Kmart parking lot at 4300 Xylon Ave N. For more information, visit www.newhopemarket.org

Save time! Register online at www.ci.new-hope.mn.us, click on Rec Express


Adults Adult Fitness Class Join us for this awesome fitness class for adults. This is a basic circuit training class utilizing weight training and cardiovascular activities. Participants in each 50 minute class will receive a total body workout along with familiarization of strength training equipment and methods of training. This class is great for people of all fitness levels. Course: 7623 Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays September 17-December 3 Time: 6:30-7:20 p.m. Location: Cooper Strength Center 8230 47th Ave N north end of Cooper High Fee: $58 New Hope residents $65 Nonresidents

Over 45 Mixed Doubles Pickleball League This fall we will offer a 45 and over pickleball league for mixed doubles. This exciting mini-tennis game is a combination of ping-pong, tennis and badminton and can be played with two or four players. It is played on a court the size of a badminton court, which is smaller than a tennis court, using tennis rules and a smaller racquet/paddle and a whiffle ball. Lessons or previous playing experience are not required to join in the fun, so sign up today! All participants will need to bring a Pickleball raquet and whiffle balls. For more information contact Steve Ellingson at 763-5315155. Register by August 31. Course: 7618 Dates: Thursdays, September 6- October 11 Time: 6-10 p.m. Locations: Hidden Valley Park 32nd and Boone avenues Civic Center Park 44th and Xylon avenues Fee: $20 per couple

Fall Golf Leagues New Hope Village Golf Course is offering fall golf leagues for adults. All leagues are organized play using the handicap system. Leagues include special weekly events and seasonal awards. For more information or to register, call the golf course at 763-531-5178. Location: New Hope Village Golf Course, 8130 Bass Lake Road Fee: $10 entry fee per person ($20 per couple) plus weekly green fees

Men

Couples

Mondays, August 27-October 15 Tee times begin at 3 p.m.

F ridays, August 31-October 19 Tee times begin at 3 p.m.

Women A.M. T uesdays, August 28-October 16 Thursdays, August 30-October 18 Tee times begin at 8:30 a.m.

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Women P.M.

The New Hope Parks and Recreation Department’s Facebook page has nearly 200 fans that get the latest info about loads of fun activities and, occasionally, some good deals. Are you one of them? Visit www.facebook.com/newhoperecreation today!

Wednesdays, August 29-October 17 Thursdays, August 30-October 18 Tee times begin at 3 p.m.

Seniors Mondays, August 27-October 15 Tee times begin at 8:30 a.m.

Northwest Metro Adult Sports Men’s Basketball League

Volleyball Leagues – Brooklyn Center

Men’s Basketball League

New Hope Parks and Recreation will again offer an officiated Men’s Basketball League this fall and winter. The league will be classified Men’s Class C/D and the winner of the league will receive a paid berth to the state tournament. Course: 7622 Dates: Monday evenings beginning November 5 Location: New Hope Community Gyms 8230 47th Ave N north end of Cooper High Fee: $550+$12 per nonresident player (those who don’t live or work in New Hope, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley or Maple Grove)

Fall leagues run September through December. Winter leagues run January through March. Co-Rec: Mondays Men’s: Wednesdays For more information or to register call 763-569-3400.

Brooklyn Center Recreation will offer officiated Men’s AA-D Basketball Leagues. Games will played at Brooklyn Center High School. Play begins December 9. Fee: $595 per team For more information or to register call 763-569-3400.

Broomball Leagues

Dodgeball League Offered by Crystal Recreation. Games will be played on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Crystal Community Center. League begins October 11. Fee: $40 per team For more information or to register call Scott at 763-531-1152.

Volleyball Leagues - Crystal Crystal Recreation will offer volleyball leagues this fall and winter. Registration begins September 4. Play begins in October. Day: Co-Rec – Wednesdays Men’s – Mondays Women’s – Tuesdays Location: Crystal Community Center Fee: $240 per team For more information or to register call Scott at 763-531-1152.

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Indoor Walking Track Looking for a place to walk indoors? The New Hope Ice Arena, 4949 Louisiana Avenue North, has a walking track available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (except holidays and tournaments). A complete schedule is available at the Ice Arena. Call 763-531-5181 for more information. There is no charge. Adults only, please.

N0 Check Hockey League Officiated league with nine-game season plus playoffs. Games are played Sundays through Thursdays, beginning the week of September 17. Register by August 31. Location: Brooklyn Park Ice Arena Fee: $1225 per team For more information or to register call 763-493-8333.

Open Hockey Participation is limited to the first 20 players, plus four goalies. Goalies skate free. Protective equipment required. Location: Brooklyn Park Ice Arena Fee: $7 at the door For more information call 763-4938181, ext 7.

Six on six men’s and co-rec broomball leagues will be offered. Brooklyn Center Day: Co-Rec – Tuesdays, beginning December 13 Men’s: Men’s – Thursdays, beginning December 15 Location: Centennial Park West Brooklyn Center Fee: $240-300 per team For more information or to register call 763-569-3382. Golden Valley Day: Co-Rec – Tuesdays begin- ning in January Location: Hampshire Park Golden Valley Fee: $445 per team For more information or to register call 763-512-2345.


Adults

Defensive Driving Courses

Five Cities Senior Transportation

Adults 55 years and older who complete an accident prevention course every three years are eligible for a 10 percent automobile insurance premium reduction. These courses are cosponsored by the New Hope Police Department. You must attend the entire class to receive a certificate. Please include your driver’s license number when registering. Advanced registration is required. Time: 6-10 p.m. Location: New Hope City Hall 4401 Xylon Ave N

The five cities of New Hope, Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale work cooperatively to provide a transportation service for adults age 60 and older. The program provides transportation from private homes and apartment complexes to: senior activities, special interest groups, senior dining, shopping malls, discount and grocery stores. Pharmacy and banking opportunities are

Tornadoes at the Science Museum – October 16

Eight-Hour Course

Smart Phone Workshop In this easy-to-follow class we’ll discuss the differences between a cell phone and a smart phone, the different types of phones and their costs. In addition, we’ll look at the applications that make the smart phone useful to you. You can check your email, listen to music, watch videos, play games, follow the stock market, or find the closest motel when traveling. This is your passport to information country. Register by October 10. Course: 7624 Date: Wednesday, October 17 Time: 7-8:30 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $14 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $17 Nonresidents

Must be age 55 or older. Course: 7626 Dates: Wednesdays, October 17 and 24 Fee: $26 New Hope residents $33 Nonresidents

Four-Hour Refresher Course Must have taken the eight-hour Defensive Driving course. Course: 7627 Date: Monday, September 10 Fee: $24 New Hope residents $31 Nonresidents

Five Cities Special Destinations Baker Park Fall Colors – September 26

Cell Phone Workshop In this workshop, we’ll discuss what a cell phone is, what it costs, and how to get through those confusing plans. Today’s cell phones do so much more than make and receive calls, and we’ll look at some of their other useful features. Register by October 17. Course: 7625 Date: Wednesday, October 24 Time: 10-11:30 a.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $14 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $17 Nonresidents

available at some stores. Lectures, concerts and educational tours are also available. It’s more than just a ride! Five Cities provides courteous drivers who care about you. They provide great service with a hometown touch. Other riders become your friends. For more information, call 763-5311259 or visit www.5citiesmn.org.

Brunch Bunch New Hope and Crystal seniors get together the third Tuesday of each month to enjoy some good food and great companionship. The group will hop on the Five Cities bus to enjoy lunch on your own. Reservations are accepted 14 business days in advance by calling 763-531-1274.

September 18 – Dock Cafe’ This Stillwater eatery features tasty American cuisine, seafood and an awesome view.

Spend a fall afternoon taking in the colors! We’ll stop for lunch (on your own) at the Choo Choo Restaurant in Loretto, on our way out to Baker Park Reserve in Medina. Autumn’s palette of color will unfold on a guided, opensided tram ride through the park. After the tram ride enjoy a cup of coffee in the Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement lodge. Register by September 19. Program: 7629 Fee: $12 includes tram ride, tour, coffee and escort✲ Times: Depart 11:05 a.m. from former New Hope K-Mart lot (NW corner), Return about 4:45 p.m.

Tuesdays are especially for seniors at the Science Museum! Tornado Alley will take you on an epic chase through the “severe weather capital of the world.” Narrated by Bill Paxton, the film follows Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the scientists of VORTEX2, the largest tornado research project ever assembled, on separate missions to encounter one of earth’s most awe-inspiring events – the birth of a tornado. Register by October 1. Program: 7630 Cost: $15 includes museum admis- sion and exhibit, Omnitheatre film, coffee and escort✲ Times: Depart 9:20 a.m. from former New Hope K-Mart lot (NW corner), Return about 3:30 p.m.

Stepping Stone Theater/ Poinsettias at Como Park – December 7 When the angel of the lord speaks, people listen. Especially when that angel is Gladys Herdman, the youngest, meanest and bitey-est of the whole Herdman crew. Revel in the yuletide chaos as baby angel, church ladies, firefighters, and others discover the true meaning of Christmas at “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” Following the play, purchase lunch on your own at Fabulous Fern’s. After lunch we will stop at the Como Park Conservatory to view the poinsettia exhibit. Register by November 2. Program: 7631 Cost: $10 includes theater, Como exhibit and escort✲ Times: Depart 8:50 a.m. from former New Hope K-Mart lot (NW corner), Return about 3 p.m.

October 16 – David Fong’s

Gift Certificates Available Looking for a gift for someone special but don’t know what to get? The New Hope Parks and Recreation Department offers gift certificates in any amount. Gift certificates can be used on any Parks and Recreation programs. For more information or to purchase your gift certificate by phone, call 763-531-5151.

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A Bloomington restaurant featuring a Cantonese and American menu.

November 20 – Olympia Cafe’ This Osseo cafe’ specializes in Greek and American food and serves breakfast all day. Fee: $4 or one punch on Five Cities punch pass payable to driver Times: Pick up from 9:40-10:15 a.m. (see Five Cities schedule)

For more information or to register, call 763-531-5151

For all Five Cities Special ✲ Destinations events there is an additional fee of $7 cash or

two punch passes on a Five Cities punch pass payable to the driver as you board the bus.


Adults

Donut Make You Wonder

Community Tripsters Community Tripsters is a program for adults who enjoy getting away and meeting new friends. Our trips allow you to eat at wonderful restaurants and experience a host of remarkable recreational activities. When registering for someone else, it is important to have the correct spelling of his or her name, correct address and telephone number. Refunds after the deadline given only if trip is canceled.

Nifty Fifty Day at St. Croix Casino – November 14

Victorian Christmas and Lowell Inn – December 5

If you’re 50 or older and have a TLC card you can be one of the “NiftyFifty” with the extra perks for the day! In addition to receiving $5 on your player’s card for riding the bus, each “nifty fifty” will receive an extra $5 on their player’s card to spend on the machines. You may also purchase a juicy hot dog at the sandwich stand for 50 cents and are eligible for the $50 drawing at noon. If you do not have a TLC card and would like one, tell us when you register; the card is the only mechanism you have to redeem the “comp” money. We will forward this information to the casino in advance, and your card will be waiting for you. Bring your friends – open to all adults. Register by November 7. Program: 7632 Fee: $6 per person includes motor coach, players card(s) and escort Times: Depart 8:30 a.m. from former New Hope K-Mart lot (NW corner), Return 5:30 p.m.

Journey to historic Stillwater, a distinctive community that offers a blend of history, scenery, shopping and culture. We begin this holiday outing at the Lowell Inn. Built in 1927, this lush and elegant hotel has stood the test of time. Have lunch in one of the fine dining rooms at the inn, sometimes called the “Mt. Vernon of the Midwest.” Lunch will include Chicken ala King, mashed potatoes, vegetable of the day, beverage and a small dessert. After lunch we will experience Stillwater’s Victorian Christmas as we tour two homes decorated for the holiday season. Following our tour, take a stroll along Stillwater’s quaint downtown streets. On the way home, we will head to St. Paul’s Rice Park to see the Christmas lights display. Register by November 12. Program: 7633 Fee: $60 per person includes transportation, lunch, tour, tax, gratuity and escort Times: Depart 11:30 a.m. from former New Hope K-Mart lot (NW corner), Return 7 p.m.

Join us on the third Wednesday of the month for informative programs and, of course, donuts. Co-sponsored by the cities of New Hope, Crystal, Robbinsdale and Brooklyn Center. Call 763-531-5151 for program information or to reserve a space. Time: 10-11:30 a.m. Location: Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $2 for a continental breakfast

Back to School Special – September 19

Minnesota Streetcar History with Michael Buck – November 14

Join us for an entertaining and informative morning with Dr. Aldo Sicoli, Superintendent of Robbinsdale Area Schools, and Story Theater, a group of older adults that has been providing dramatic readings that make stories come alive to children of all ages for 20 years. Just in time for the elections, Story Theater will present "The Kid Who Ran for President" and Dr. Sicoli will speak about Robbinsdale Area Schools' achievements and challenges, and answer any questions you might have about District 281. Register by September 14.

Join streetcar historian Michael Buck as he tells the story of The Como – Lake Harriet and Excelsior Streetcar lines. Michael is a 31 year volunteer at the historical streetcar exhibit and a five year volunteer on the steamboat Minnehaha. Remembering the streetcars and how they were integral in the culture of Minneapolis and St. Paul will make that era come to life again. Michael will show a DVD depicting the streetcars and bring memorabilia he has collected over these many years. Register by November 9.

A Local Snapshot: Wildlife Photography – October 17 Interested in learning tips on taking great wildlife photographs? Dan Johnson, a local photographer, will share insights into the world of digital photography and show you how you can take great shots of your natural surroundings. Dan and his family live on the south end of Bassett Creek Park in the city of Crystal. He's a retired social worker and big believer in exploring the beauty close to home. Recently two of his pictures were included in Twin City Public Television's book "Capture Minnesota.” Register by October 12.

Inclusion Inclusions

New play equipment in Civic Center Park In July, the New Hope City Council approved the purchase and installation of new play equipment in Civic Center Park. The new playground will include two play areas – a small playground container with six traditional swings (including chair and baby swings), and a larger container with several eye-catching, innovative, stateof-the-art play structures. The equipment will include: a Playshaper structure tailored to young children ages 2 to 5; a large Evos structure with a variety of challenging and stimulating activities for older kids ages 5 to 12; an undulating Mobius Climber; and two different types of spinner stations. Construction will begin on the recently approved playground improvements in late August and should be completed this fall. Funding for the project will come from the Park Infrastructure Fund.

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Reach for Resources provides inclusion facilitators for children and adults with disabilities who would like to participate in New Hope recreation programs. Registrations for these programs are done through the Recreation Department. After registering, contact Reach for Resources at 952-988-4177 to discuss the needs/accommodations for yourself or your child. We require a minimum of two weeks’ notice for a successful inclusion.

Adaptive Recreation Resources Reach For Resources: 952-988-4177 Serves individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in the Northwest metro area. Services include adaptive recreation for youthadult, information, referral, advocacy and counseling.

Windows of Opportunity: 763-504-6990 A program of the Robbinsdale School District #281. Provides recreation, education, and support for people with disabilities ages 16 and up. Courage Center: 763-520-0520 Offers programs for all ages. Programs include skiing, horseback riding, competitive team sports such as basketball or power soccer, and creative activities such as arts, crafts and photography.


Registration Facilities Registration Begins Immediately

In the event of illness or injury, refunds will be given when accompanied by a doctor’s written verification. All refunds are subject to a $5 service fee. No refunds for trips or tickets after the deadline. n Sorry, exceptions for ages cannot be made. All youth programs are designed to be age-appropriate. Participant must be of the appropriate age/grade by the start of the class (unless otherwise specified). Birth certificate may be requested and, if so, must be provided. n Confirmations are NOT sent. If you do not hear from us, the participant should attend on the first date listed. n A $30 fee will be charged to cover administrative costs for checks returned to the city. n Waiting Lists: Waiting lists are formed when classes are filled. If instructor or space is available, additional classes may be formed.

In person...4401 Xylon Avenue North Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

By phone...763-531-5151 Register by phone with a major credit card.

Online... 24-hours a day, seven days a week through the link on the home page of the city’s website, www.ci.new-hope. mn.us. You will need a password and login to register. Please call to obtain these numbers.

By Mail... Mail registration and payment to: City of New Hope Parks and Recreation Department 4401 Xylon Avenue North New Hope, MN 55428

Please Remember: n Registration must be accompanied by fee payment. n Make checks payable to: City of New Hope n Payment by check authorizes the city to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account. n Weather Cancellations: Occasionally classes are cancelled due to weather. Call the Weather Cancellation Line at 763-531-5158 for information regarding weather cancellations. n Refunds: Refunds, program credits and transfers are allowed up to one week prior to the start of the program or by the printed deadline.

Funds Available Funds are available for New Hope families who need assistance with registration fees in order for their child or teen to participate in programs sponsored by the New Hope Parks and Recreation Department. Funds are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Families will be asked to pay half of the program fee. For more information, call 763531-5151.

New Hope Parks and Recreation Department 4401 Xylon Avenue North, New Hope, MN 55428

Program Registration

Outdoor Facilities Rental Golf Course Clubhouse and Ice Arena Community Room The clubhouse and community room are available for family gatherings, business meetings, baby and bridal showers, birthday and anniversary parties, and more. Both locations have kitchen facilities. Clubhouse rentals are available from November through mid-March. Community room rentals are available on a limited basis year round. Resident groups receive a reduced rate. For more information call the Golf Course at 763-531-5178 or the Ice Arena at 763-531-5181.

Community Gyms The New Hope Community Gyms, which are located on the north side

The New Hope Parks and Recreation Department has many quality outdoor picnic and athletic facilities available for rent. Whether you are looking for a park to hold a family reunion or want to have an employee outing, we have picnic areas which would be perfect for your event. If you need space for a sporting event, we can accommodate such activities as baseball, softball, soccer, football and hockey.

Outdoor Ice/Hockey Rinks Fee: $42 per hour without lights or

$50 per hour wit h lights if 60 percent of user group consist of New Hope residents Fee: $50 per hour without lights or $62 per hour with lights if less than 60 percent of the users are residents

Athletic Associations – School District 281 Basketball House leagues for grades 3-8; traveling leagues for grades 5-8 who will attend Armstrong or Cooper. Contact: www.armstrongyouthbasketball.com

Hockey Armstrong/Cooper house leagues beginning with Mite; traveling leagues for Squirt-Bantam. Contact: 612-986-7569 or www.armstrongcooperhockey.org

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The facility is available during nonschool hours for New Hope Parks and Recreation programs and for rent to the public. Whether you’re looking for a place to hold your youth basketball team practice, a weekend tournament or maybe even to host a birthday party, we have just the place for you. For more information contact Steve Ellingson at 763-531-5155.

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Minnesota Thunder traveling and recreational soccer for ages 5 to 19 Contact: 763-535-4536 or www.mnthunderacademy.org

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Any Special Needs? Parent’s Name (if under age 18) I, the undersigned parent, guardian or adult participant, authorize the city of New Hope to disclose to the city’s insurer, attorney, staff, coaches, and other personnel involved in this program, the participant’s name, address and telephone number for the purpose of program administration. I understand that the records are protected under state and federal privacy regulations and cannot be disclosed without my written consent unless otherwise provided by law. I hereby agree to allow the individual named herein to participate in the aforementioned activity, and further agree to hold the city harmless for any claim resulting from participation in this activity. I further give consent for any photos or videos taken during the program to be used by the city in promotional materials.

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Join us in welcoming

A New Ice Age Extensive renovation work at the New Hope Ice Arena is nearly complete. You’re invited to a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the improvements!

Wednesday, August 22 5-8 p.m. (program starts at 5:30) Open skating follows program

New Hope Ice Arena v 4949 Louisiana Ave. N.

Fall 2012 New Hope In Motion  

New Hope Parks and Recreation program brochure for fall 2012

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