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Spring/Summer 2011

A publication of the New Hope Parks and Recreation Department

Youth/Teen

Session 2: July 11-28 Course: 6557 Days: Mondays and Wednesdays Location: Holiday Park Course: 6559 Days: Mondays and Wednesdays Location: Liberty Park Course: 6561 Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays Location: Hidden Valley Park Course: 6563 Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays Location: Northwood Park

Playground Pals Playground Pals is designed for youth ages 4-6 (must be 4 by September 1). The activities, led by fun, outgoing staff, will center around a theme and will include arts and crafts, games, singing, and playing with other playground pals! Themes will include: Aloha Summer, Animals on the Loose, Going Buggy, Let’s be Silly, Under the Big Top, and Digging for Dino’s. Join us for the fun! A maximum of 12 and a minimum of six children may register per class. The minimum must be met one week prior to the start of each session. Time: 10-11:30 a.m. Fee: $22 New Hope residents $29 Nonresidents New Hope offers playground programs at four city parks: n Hidden Valley Park 32nd and Boone avenues n Holiday Park 47th and Flag avenues n Liberty Park 60th and Gettysburg avenues n Northwood Park 38th and Boone avenues

Super Summer

Session 1: June 20-July 7 (no class 7/4 or 7/5) Course: 6556 Days: Mondays and Wednesdays Location: Holiday Park Course: 6558 Days: Mondays and Wednesdays Location: Liberty Park Course: 6560 Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays Location: Hidden Valley Park Course: 6562 Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays Location: Northwood Park Prsrt Std U.S. Postage

City of New Hope A great place to grow!

4401 Xylon Avenue North New Hope, MN 55428

PAID Minneapolis, MN Permit No. 2330

Super Summer is for youth in grades 1-5 (fall 2011) who are interested in being active this summer! The activities each week will center around a theme and will include sports and games, arts and crafts and much more. The staff is fun, outgoing and want to have a great time too! Themes will include: Just for Fun, Hollywood, Survivor, Water Blasters, Sockin’ Good Time, and Games Galore. Come ready to have fun! A maximum of 40 and a minimum of 10 children may register per class. The minimum must be met by June 8. Time: 1-3:30 p.m. Fee: $33 New Hope residents $40 Nonresidents

Session: June 20-July 28 (no class 7/4 or 7/5) Course: 6564 Days: Mondays and Wednesdays Location: Holiday Park Course: 6565 Days: Mondays and Wednesdays Location: Liberty Park Course: 6566 Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays Location: Hidden Valley Park Course: 6567 Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays Location: Northwood Park

Pool Opens June 11 See page 20 for information on swimming lessons, season passes and more!

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

Beginning Sports-of-Sorts A fun program where the young athlete can learn some basic sport skills. Boys and girls, ages 4-6, will be involved in a variety of activities including t-ball, soccer, basketball and football. Location: Liberty Park 60th and Gettysburg avenues shelter building Dates: Mondays, June 6-27 Course: 6568 5-5:45 p.m. Course: 6569 6-6:45 p.m. Dates: Mondays, July 11-August 1 Course: 6570 5-5:45 p.m. Course: 6571 6-6:45 p.m. Fee: $32 New Hope residents $39 Nonresidents (fee includes a t-shirt)

Bike Rodeo Join us for this great family event! Kids will have the opportunity to test their safety skills as they navigate their bikes through a short obstacle course (supervised by police personnel), get a free safety check for their bicycle, enjoy refreshments, and enter a door prize drawing. Bicycle helmets will be available for purchase. Special appearances will be made by McGruff, fire trucks, and police D.A.R.E. officers. Date: Wednesday, May 4 Time: 6-8 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: Free!

Table of Contents Youth/Teen 5 5 7 6 7 10 5 2 1 9 1 8 9 10 9 4 5 4 3 3 10 7 4 8 5 4 7 6 7 1 4 9 8 4 1 11 3 3 3 5 9 9

Aloha Spring Dance Archery Art Camps Art (KidCreate) Art (KidCreate Preschool) Athletic Associations Babysitter's Training Baseball/Softball Beginning Sports of Sorts Bieber Fever Bike Rodeo Carpentry Color Guard Clinics Dance Engineering Fencing First Aid for Children Today Flag Football Golf Leagues Golf Lessons Gymnastics Keyboard Camp Kid Smart Self Defense Kid's Annual Garage Sale Lily Pad Ceramics MightyStars Sports Sampler Mini Music Camp Outdoor Skills and Thrills Passport to Adventure Playground Pals Safe On My Own Safety Camp Science Explorers Soccer Super Summer TCF Stadium and Target Field Tour Tennis Lessons (Youth) Tennis Lessons/Leagues (Teen) Tennis (Rockin' Rackets) Theatre/Acting Video Game Design Video Game Animation

Sports Camps 11 11 11 12 12 13 12 11 12 12 11 11 12

Basketball (Boys) Basketball (Girls) Football Gymnastics Lacrosse Revolutionary Sports Skateboard Soccer Strength Training and Conditioning Tennis Track Volleyball (Girls) Volleyball

Parent + Child

1 3 Archery 14 Art (KidCreate) 13 Baseball (Lil' Sluggers)

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First Steps in Musicland Golf (Mini Masters) Golf Lessons Soccer (Lil' Kickers) Soccer (PreStars) Sports Sampler

Families 1 4 23 15 14 23 15 14 23 15 14 14

Bike/Walk Sunday Community Garden Duk Duk Daze Farmer's Market In Focus Photo Contest Music for Everyone StarWatch Party with WCCO Step To It Challenge Theatre Performances Vehicle Fair Wet and Wild Water Fun Day

Adults 1 5 17 15 16 17 15 15 16 17 16 16 16 23

Canning and Preserving Community Tripsters CPR Training Defensive Driving Donut Make You Wonder First Aid Training Fitness Class Golf Leagues and Lessons Northwest Metro Adult Sports Pickleball League Senior Tennis Players Club Tennis Leagues and Lessons www.MinnesotaHelp.info

Ice Arena 1 8 Indoor Open Skating 18 Skating School

Parks

Baseball and Softball New Hope offers evening ball programs for youth ages 5 to grade 9. Participants need to bring a glove and a hat. Registration: Registrations will be taken through May 20, or until teams fill. Team size is limited. Schedules: Participants will be contacted after June 6 with the time and location of first practice. A season schedule will be distributed the first night. Coaches: Volunteers coaches are needed for each team. We are looking for adults who are interested in teaching fundamentals of the game in a fun, positive atmosphere. Those who are selected to coach will receive a refund of their child’s registration fee. Team Shirts: Registration fee includes a team shirt. Shirts will be distributed the first night. Participants will need to bring a glove and a hat.

Intro to T-Ball

Instructional Baseball

Designed for active youth ages 5 and 6. Boys and girls will learn basic ball skills, rules, and sportsmanship while having fun with other youth their age. Incredi-balls and Incredi-bats will be used in this instructional program to enhance fun and safety. Course: 6572 Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays June 13-July 27 (no program 7/4) Times: Vary between 6 p.m. and/or 7 p.m. Location: New Hope Elementary 8301 47th Ave N Fee: $48 New Hope residents $55 Nonresidents

A beginning baseball league for youth entering grades 3 and 4 in the fall of 2011. Youth entering grade 2, who have played one year of T-League, may participate in the Instructional Baseball program. Coaches pitch and use the “teachable moment” as they teach skills of the game. Course: 6574 Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays June 14-July 28 (no program 7/5) Times: Vary between 6:15 p.m. and/or 7:30 p.m. Location: Meadow Lake Elementary School, 60½ and Boone avenues Fee: $48 New Hope residents $55 Nonresidents

2 3 Lions Park Improvements 19 Parks Location and Amenities Map

Grade 3-5 and 6-9 Softball

Outdoor Pool 2 1 21 21 24 21 20

Birthday Parties Lap Swimming New Hope/Crystal Pool Pass Pool Pass Application Swim Club Swimming Lessons

Golf Course 21 21 16 3 21

Clubhouse Rental Course Layout Leagues and Lessons (Adults) Leagues and Lessons (Youth) Open Golf

Facilities 22 22 22 22 22

Disc Golf Course Indoor Facilities Rental Off-Leash Dog Park Outdoor Facilites Rental Sk8 pad

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 Outdoor Pool, 4301 Xylon Ave N.................................. 763-531-5177 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

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Youth/Teen

T-League Baseball This evening baseball program is for youth entering grades 1-3 in the fall of 2011. Sof-tee balls and Incredibats will be used in this instructional program to enhance fun and safety. Participants will hit off a tee. Coaches will use “teachable moments” to share skills of the game. Course: 6573 Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays June 13-July 27 (no program 7/4) Times: Vary between 6:15 p.m. and/or 7:30 p.m. Location: Meadow Lake Elementary School, 60½ and Boone avenues Fee: $48 New Hope residents $55 Nonresidents

This league is for boys and girls completing grades 3-9 in the 2010-11 school year. Volunteer coaches will provide a fun, instructional league with emphasis on mastering the skills and rules of the sport. The league is co-sponsored with Crystal Recreation. Practices will start on June 12. Games will start on July 7. Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays June 14-July 28 (no program 7/5) Times: Vary between 6:15 p.m. and/or 7:30 p.m. Location: New Hope Elementary 8301 47th Ave N Welcome Park 4630 Welcome Ave N Course: 6575 Grades 3-5 Course: 6576 Grades 6-9 Fee: $48 Residents of New Hope and Crystal $55 Nonresidents

Volunteer ball coaches needed! We are looking for adults who are interested in teaching fundamentals of the game in a fun, positive atmosphere. Those who are selected to coach will receive a refund of their child’s registration fee.

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

Youth/Teen Children’s Tennis Lessons

Golf Lessons Learn the fun and exciting game of golf! Basic skills, fundamentals and etiquette of golf will be offered for youth ages 6-15. For more information or to register call 763-531-5178. Dates: Tuesdays, May 3-17 Thursdays, May 5-19 Time: 5-6 p.m. Dates: Tuesdays, June 14-28 Wednesdays, June 15-29 Time: 10-11 a.m. or 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: New Hope Golf Course 8130 Bass Lake Road Fee: $50 for three, one-hour lessons

Our summer tennis lesson series 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! Each session will consist of eight, one-hour lessons. Just bring a racquet and be ready to learn and have lots of fun! Balls are provided. Class limit is 12. Days: Mondays-Thursdays (Friday rain make-up) Location: Civic Center Park 4401 Xylon Ave N Fee: $46 New Hope residents $53 Nonresidents

Session 1: June 13-23 Course: 6586 10-11 a.m. Beginner ages 6-7 Course: 6589 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Beginner ages 8-9 Course: 6592 12-1 p.m. Beginner ages 10-12 Course: 6595 1-2 p.m. Intermediate ages 9-12

Teen Tennis Lessons This summer tennis lesson series will teach youth, ages 13-16, the basics of tennis. Tennis helps players stay physically fit, and is a great game to play with old and new friends! Each session will consist of eight, one-hour lessons. Just bring a racquet and be ready to learn and have fun! All ability levels may register for these lessons. Balls are provided. Days: Mondays through Thursdays (Friday rain make-up) Course: 6599 June 13-23, 2-3 p.m. Course: 6600 July 11-21, 2-3 p.m. Course: 6601 July 25-August 4, 2-3 p.m. Location: Civic Center Park 4401 Xylon Ave N Fee: $46 New Hope residents $53 Nonresidents

Session 2: July 11-21 Course: 6587 10-11 a.m. Beginner ages 6-7 Course: 6590 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Beginner ages 8-9 Course: 6593 12-1 p.m. Beginner ages 10-12 Course: 6596 1-2 p.m. Intermediate ages 9-12

Session 3: July 25-August 4

Golf Leagues Grab some friends and enjoy your summer playing golf in one of our junior leagues! Boys and girls of all skill levels between the ages of 8 and 15 can participate in this 10-week league. This league focuses on recreation, learning and fun! The league features weekly events with prizes and a pizza party on the last league day. And, we offer the best deal around – unlimited golf all season for $175! Call 763-5315178 for more information. Dates: Mondays, June 13-August 15 tee times 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesdays, June 14-August 16 tee times 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, June 15-August 17 tee times 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: New Hope Golf Course 8130 Bass Lake Road Fee: $110 for entry fee and 10 rounds of golf $175 for entry fee and unlimited golf

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Course: 6588 10-11 a.m. Beginner ages 6-7 Course: 6591 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Beginner ages 8-9 Course: 6594 12-1 p.m. Beginner ages 10-12 Course: 6597 1-2 p.m. Intermediate ages 9-12

Session 4: Evenings Course: 6598 Beginner/Interm, ages 6-9 Dates: Tuesdays, June 14-August 9 (no class 7/5) Time: 7-8 p.m.

USTA Junior Teen Tennis League - Intermediate Level This league is for the intermediate (high school varsity) tennis player 18 and under. Matches will be played around the metro area. The team will be coached by Cooper High School head coach, Janio Axelson, and all home matches and practices will take place at the Cooper tennis complex. As part of the fee each player will receive a Nike Dri-Fit High Performance Shirt, USTA Junior membership, online schedules, player records and team standings, and advanced player opportunities. Course: 6690 Dates: June 14-July 28 Times: Matches Thursdays, 1-3:30 p.m. Practices on Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. Location: Cooper High School 8230 47th Ave N tennis complex Fee: $74 Residents of New Hope, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Robbinsdale, Golden Valley, and Plymouth $81 Nonresidents (after May 9, add $20 to fee)

Rockin’ Rackets Tennis

Teen Tennis League This recreational league is designed for boys and girls ages 12-18. The players must have previous tennis experience and be able to sustain a rally with forehand and backhand, return serves and keep score. Matches will be played against players of similar ability and may be played in Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope and Plymouth. Players are responsible for their own transportation. Fee includes league membership and t-shirt. Practice will begin on Monday, June 13. A schedule will be handed out at the first practice. Course: 6602 Dates: June 13-July 27 (no practice or matches July 4-8) Times: Matches Mondays and Wednesdays, 1-3:30 p.m. Practices on Tuesdays, 1-2:30 p.m. Location: Cooper High School 8230 47th Ave N tennis complex Fee: $53 Residents of New Hope, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Robbinsdale, Golden Valley, and Plymouth $60 Nonresidents

This is a great way to introduce your 4-5 year old child to the great lifetime game of tennis. They will begin to learn the basic skills of tennis in a very fun and non-intimidating way. Scaleddown equipment will be provided. All kids need to bring is a desire to have fun! Each session consists of six 45minute lessons. Location: Civic Center Park 4401 Xylon Ave N Fee: $44 New Hope residents $51 Nonresidents

Session 1: June 14-30 Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays Course: 6603, 9-9:45 a.m. 6604, 6:15-7 p.m.

Session 2: July 12-28 Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays Course: 6605, 9-9:45 a.m. 6606, 6:15-7 p.m.

Youth/Teen MightyStars Soccer The MightyStars program is designed for youth ages 6-8, who want to improve basic skills such as dribbling, passing and shooting. Participants will play games and learn the values of sportsmanship and teamwork while having fun in a semi-competitive environment. This class, which is led by John Richardson and run by Revolutionary Sports staff, is suitable for new and existing players. Course: 6583 Dates: Tuesdays, April 19-May 24 Time: 6:45-7:45 p.m. Location: Hidden Valley Park, 32nd and Boone avenues Fee: $45 New Hope residents $52 Nonresidents

Pee Wee Soccer An introduction to soccer for active youth ages 5 and 6. Boys and girls will learn basic skills, rules, and sportsmanship while having fun with other youth their age. Fee includes a shirt. Register by July 5. Course: 6584 Dates: Tuesdays, July 12-August 2 Time: 6:30-7:15 p.m. Location: Civic Center Park 4401 Xylon Ave N Fee: $31 New Hope residents $38 Nonresidents

All Stars Soccer This class is designed to perfect some of the basic skills such as dribbling, passing and shooting. Participants ages 7-8 will play in mini games while having fun in a semi-competitive environment. Emphasis will be placed on sportsmanship. Register by July 5. Course: 6585 Dates: Tuesdays, July 12-August 2 Time: 7:15-8 p.m. Location: Civic Center Park 4401 Xylon Ave N Fee: $31 New Hope residents $38 Nonresidents

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Flag Football Instructional (grades 1-2) This program teaches kids football skills through various drills. They will also play very low-key games. This six-week program is offered cooperatively by the New Hope and Plymouth parks and recreation departments. No special equipment needed. Participants will receive a t-shirt. Dates: Sundays, September 11- October 16 (rain make-up October 23) Course: 6607 4-5:15 p.m. 6608 5:30-6:45 p.m. Location: Bass Lake Playfield, Plymouth 5450 Northwest Blvd. Fee: $59 Residents of New Hope, Crystal, Robbinsdale, Golden Valley or Plymouth $66 Nonresidents

League (grades 3-4) This program has a league format with weekly practices. Teams will practice at their home sites, but may play games at different sites. Thursday evening games may be added. Participants will receive a t-shirt. Course: 6609 Dates: Thursdays and Sundays, August 25-October 9 (Rain make-up October 13 or 16) Practices: Thursdays, 6-7:15 p.m. Civic Center Park, New Hope 4401 Xylon Ave N, Games: Sundays, times vary, 4-7 p.m. Zachary, Elm Creek and Oakwood parks, Plymouth Fee: $68 Residents of New Hope, Crystal, Robbinsdale, Golden Valley or Plymouth $75 Nonresidents

Volunteer 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 763-531-5155.

MightyStars Sports Sampler This class is a non-competitive fundamental skills program for ages 6-8. The class will work on improving skills in basketball, soccer, floor hockey, flag football and baseball/softball. A different sport will be concentrated on each day during the session. This program is coordinated by nationally licensed Coach John Richardson and his Revolutionary Sports staff. Course: 6646 Dates: Mondays, August 8-29 Time: 6:45-7:45 p.m. Location: New Hope Community Gyms and athletic fields north end of Cooper High 8230 47th Ave N Fee: $34 New Hope residents $41 Nonresidents

Kid’s Fencing Fencing is a vigorous sport that requires and develops stamina, quick reactions, speed, accuracy of movement and excellent coordination. It utilizes natural body movement to create simple and effective self-protection techniques with the sword. Attacking, defense, timing and intense tactics are all integrated into this beginning class. All equipment will be provided (mask, jacket, glove, and weapon). Come dressed comfortably including running shoes. The instructors are from Minnesota Sword Play. Register by July 5. Course: 6528 Ages 10-12 Dates: Monday-Friday, July 11-15 Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Location: New Hope Community Gyms 8230 47th Ave N north end of Cooper High Fee: $63 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $70 Nonresidents

Kid Smart

Musketeers Fencing Children will learn real fencing skills while having fun in our special Musketeers fencing class. This program, offered by MN Sword Play, will introduce children to the fundamentals of fencing. With an emphasis on skill building, concentration, self discipline and fun, these classes are designed to enhance motor skills, 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: 6526 Ages 6-11 Dates: Mondays, April 18-May 23 Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Location: New Hope Community Gyms 8230 47th Ave N north end of Cooper High Fee: $63 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $70 Nonresidents Course: 6527, Ages 6-9 Dates: Monday-Friday, August 1-5 Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Location: New Hope Community Gyms 8230 47th Ave N north end of Cooper High Fee: $63 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $70 Nonresidents

Register early...spaces are limited

How should you react when approached by a harmful stranger or the local bully? Master Malone, a martial arts expert, teaches youth how to respond quickly to ‘no win’ situations. Participants, ages 5-12, will learn how to take action (including how to get out of holds and what to say) and how to show the confidence needed to take control of the situation. Kids should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. A parent may attend at no additional cost. Deadline to register is one week prior to the class. Course: 6314 Date: Monday, March 28 Time: 1-3 p.m. Course: 6610 Date: Thursday, July 14 Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: New Hope Ice Arena 4949 Louisiana Ave N community room Fee: $37 Residents of New Hope and Crystal $44 Nonresidents

Safe On My Own Spending time alone at home introduces you to new responsibility as you grow up. Preparing for this time will help you feel more comfortable. In this class for ages 7-10, we’ll cover arriving home, being home alone, responsibilities and basic first aid. Register by June 10. Course: 6580 Date: Saturday, June 18 Time: 10-11:30 a.m. Location: New Hope City Hall 4401 Xylon Ave N Fee: $16 New Hope residents $23 Nonresidents

Youth/Teen Teeny, Tiny Actors

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. Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fee: $63 New Hope residents $70 Nonresidents Course: 6419 Wednesday, March 30 6577 Saturday, May 7 6578 Friday, June 17 6579 Saturday, August 20 Location: New Hope City Hall 4401 Xylon Ave N conference room

First Aid for Children Today (FACT) This class will lead kids ages 5-8, through health promotion and injury prevention activities. The FACT Fun Book reinforces lessons learned through coloring, puzzles, stickers and activities. (Scouts Note: Use this class for Brownies Try-it Badges, Cub Scouts Tigers, Bears, Wolves.) Register by June 10. Course: 6582 Date: Saturday, June 18 Time: 12-3 p.m. Location: New Hope City Hall 4401 Xylon Ave N Fee: $25 New Hope residents $32 Nonresidents

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Let the “small fry” get into the act. This is a special class, created just for the “tiny” actor, ages 4-6. Each day we will use creative drama, movement and voice to explore the world of “play” through theater. This is a wonderful introduction to acting and theater. We give “acting out” a whole new meaning, when we perform in front of an audience on Friday evening at 7 p.m. (rain make-up Saturday at 10 a.m.) Registration deadline is 10 days prior to start. Course: 6611 Dates: Monday-Friday, June 20-24 Course: 6613 Dates: Monday-Friday, August 15-19 Time: 10-11 a.m. Location: New Hope Outdoor Theatre 4401 Xylon Ave N Fee: $27 New Hope residents $34 Nonresidents

Archery Camp

Lily Pad Ceramics

Youth ages 6-17 will learn range safety and proper shooting techniques for shooting compound and traditional bows in this two day camp during these school release days. Also learn some of the history and traditions of the surrounding archery. Orion Archery will provide equipment/bows, arrows, targets and safety equipment along with certified NADA and ASAP Instructors. Register by May 31. Dates: Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10 Course: 6550, Ages 6-10 Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Course: 6551, Ages 11-17 Time: 1-4 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $66 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $73 Nonresidents

Chick Plate Pizzazz Youth ages 5-12 add pizzazz to an eggshaped plate and turn it into an adorable hatched chick plate! We provide all the supplies necessary to create this one of a kind plate. All of our projects are non-toxic and food safe. Each piece of pottery will be clear glazed and fired by Lily Pad Ceramics staff, and will be available for pick-up by April 18. Parents are welcome to stay if they would like. Register by April 1. Course: 6500 Date: Saturday, April 9 Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $14 Residents of New Hope and Crystal $21 Nonresidents

August Archery

Acting Out! In this week-long summer acting experience we will learn all about acting it out for an audience. Activities for youth ages 7-12, will include acting games, exercises, lessons, and great ideas for young actors as we prepare for our final performance. You’ll top off the end of the week on Friday evening with a performance at 7 p.m. (rain make-up Saturday at 10 a.m.) with an entertaining show for family and friends complete with scenery and costumes. Each day, students should bring a lunch for a short rest break. Registration deadline is 10 days prior to start. Course: 6612 Dates: Monday-Friday, June 20-24 Course: 6614 Dates: Monday-Friday, August 15-19 Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Location: New Hope Outdoor Theatre 4401 Xylon Ave N Fee: $56 New Hope residents $63 Nonresidents

Learn range safety and proper shooting techniques for shooting compound and traditional bows in this archery class for youth ages 8-14 years. You’ll also learn some of the history and traditions surrounding archery. Orion Archery will provide equipment/bows, arrows, targets and safety equipment along with certified NADA and ASAP Instructors. Register by July 25. Course: 6552 Dates: Mondays, August 1-22 Time: 6-8 p.m. Location: Robbinsdale Community Gyms, 37th and Toledo avenues, Door #18 Fee: $86 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $93 Nonresidents

Aloha Spring Dance Welcome spring with dancing, contests and more tropical fun! Youth in grades 5-7, wear your Hawaiian print shirt to be eligible for a special drawing for a Target gift card. Music provided by Kidsdance/Total Entertainment. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Save money by registering in advance! Course: 6775 Date: Friday, March 25 Time: 7-9:30 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $5 if registered by March 24 at 4:30 p.m. $8 at the door

Create Your Own Piggy Bank Youth ages 5-12 start saving your money with help from your very own piggy bank that you create. You can personalize your bank your way! Each piece of pottery will be clear glazed and fired by Lily Pad Ceramics staff, and will be available for pick-up by June 26. Parents are welcome to stay if they would like to. Register by June 8. Course: 6501 Date: Thursday, June 16 Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $20 Residents of New Hope and Crystal $27 Nonresidents

Sundae Special Youth ages 5-12 will all be screaming for ice cream to eat from their very own sundae cup! You add all the sprinkles you want to make your sundae your way. All of our projects are non-toxic and food safe! Each piece of pottery will be clear glazed and fired by Lily Pad Ceramics staff, and will be available for pick-up by August 18. Parents are welcome to stay if they would like. Register by July 29. Course: 6502 Date: Monday, August 8 Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $14 Residents of New Hope and Crystal $21 Nonresidents

Youth/Teen KidCreate Classes Lego Star Wars Art

Video Gamer Art Camp

Legos and Star Wars – what an amazing combination! Youth ages 5-12, we’ll paint a huge galaxy mural complete with stars, planets and far, far away galaxies. Then we’ll build star fighters out of Legos. Register by April 15. Course: 6503 Date: Monday, April 25 Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $16 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $23 Nonresidents

Want to channel your child’s love of video games into a creative, fun outlet? Have them put down the controller and come get messy with us! Youth ages 5-12 will create a Mario Kart race course, cartoons of our favorite Smash Bros. characters, a Wii Mii self-portrait, a Lego Darth Vader made out of clay, and much more at this awesome camp! We’ll even share a few secrets about how to unlock hidden features in each game! We’ll paint, draw and sculpt our way to become video game masters. Register by June 10. Course: 6506 Dates: Wednesday and Thursday, June 22 and 23 Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $36 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $43 Nonresidents

Star Wars The Clone Wars Art Camp

Youth ages 4-10, decorate your garden with a one-of-a-kind garden stepping stone! The kids will design and create their own stepping stone. This is a great class for siblings to do together. Register by May 6. Course: 6504 Date: Saturday, May 14 Time: 9:30-11 a.m. Location: Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $16 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $23 Nonresidents

Register early for this extremely popular camp for youth ages 5-12! The galaxy was divided by war and only the efforts of the Jedi generals and clone troopers can save the republic! Your young Jedi will sculpt Jabba the Hutt, create a universe inside a snow globe, draw Clone Wars characters like Ahsoka, Cody, Anakin, and more. May the force be with you! Register by August 5. Course: 6507 Dates: Monday and Tuesday, August 15 and 16 Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $36 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $43 Nonresidents

All Dolled Up-American Girl® Style

Think Pink Art Camp

Girls ages 5-12 and their American Girl® Doll (or another favorite doll) will love this camp! We’ll make all the accessories a doll needs, including pets, doll sized treats, jewelry, and even a mini birthday cake! Bring your doll to camp so she can join in the fun! This program is not affiliated with, endorsed by or sponsored by, American Girl Brands, LLC. Register by June 10. Course: 6505 Dates: Monday and Tuesday, June 20 and 21 Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $36 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $43 Nonresidents

Youth ages 5-12, are you passionate about pink? Fascinated by fuchsia? Mad for magenta? Then this camp is for you! We’ll create all things pink like ballet slippers, glittery snow globes, purses, bubble gum scented silly putty and more. We’ll paint, draw and sculpt our way through every shade of pink. You’ll be tickled pink by the projects in this camp! Register by August 5. Course: 6508 Dates: Wednesday and Thursday, August 17 and 18 Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $36 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $43 Nonresidents

Garden Stepping Stones

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Outdoor Skills And Thrills Looking for an outdoor adventure? We’ve got just the camps for you! These camps for youth ages 10-14, will give you the chance to experience the great outdoors. Parents must provide transportation to and from French Regional Park. Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: French Regional Park, 12605 County Road 9, Visitor Center

Fishing

Orienteering

Enjoy the art of fishing. Participants will learn fishing safety, proper casting, and bait selection. Our group will fish for sunfish, crappies and bass. Register by May 27. Course: 6545 Date: Monday, June 13 Fee: $10 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $17 Nonresidents

Before there were GPS systems, there were maps and compasses to help you find your way. Come join us to learn how to use these tools together and test your skills on an orienteering course. Go boldly and confidently into the woods. Register by August 1. Course: 6547 Date: Monday, August 15 Fee: $10 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $17 Nonresidents

Canoeing Join us as we canoe across Medicine Lake while learning proper paddling strokes including how to steer, go straight, and get in and out of a canoe. A special waiver form will be sent to all participants and must be completed and brought to class. Register by May 27. Course: 6546 Date: Wednesday, June 15 Fee: $13 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $20 Nonresidents

Rock Climbing/Survival Skills Get an introduction to the sport of rock climbing. Learn about techniques and equipment used and get your chance to see how high you can climb on a 25 foot climbing wall. You’ll also learn what it takes to survive in the wild. Register by August 1. Course: 6548 Date: Wednesday, August 17 Fee: $10 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $17 Nonresidents

Camping and Outdoor Cooking Skills Youth ages 11-15 can learn how to design and set up your campsite for maximum comfort and minimum impact on the environment. Practice No Trace Ethics, select a site, set up a tent and arrange for a safe and smart camp. You’ll also get a chance to cook and sample some great outdoor camping foods. Parents must provide transportation to and from French Regional Park. Register by August 3. Course: 6549 Date/Time: Friday, August 19, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: French Regional Park, 12605 County Road 9, Visitor Center Fee: $10 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $17 Nonresidents

For registration information and a mail-in form, turn to page 24

Youth/Teen Summer Art Camps Ready to expand your creative range? Youth ages 8-12, join us for these special art classes. We’ll be combining art with an enjoyment of nature in and around Sanborn Park. Register for one or all three! Time: 1-4 p.m. Location: Sanborn Park shelter, 42nd and Chowen avenues, Robbinsdale Fee: $20 per class, $54 for all three classes for residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale, Nonresidents add $7

Inspired by Nature

All About Texture

Literally draw upon the great outdoors to get ideas for your drawings and paintings. We will explore things to draw and paint around Crystal Lake and Sanborn Park in Robbinsdale. Look at nature both up close and from a distance to create a couple of artworks using watercolors and pastels. Paint shirts provided, but dress appropriately for working outside. Register by June 6. Course: 6768 Date: Monday, June 13

We’ll use a variety of materials, paint, yarn, sand, glue and much more to create texture-rich master pieces. It’s bumpy, lumpy art! Please dress to get a little messy and be ready to have some fun with art. Register by June 6. Course: 6769 Date: Tuesday, June 14

Sculpture With a Natural Twist It’s a scavenger hunt! It’s art! We’ll create some fun and interesting sculpture pieces using things around us from nature and also recycling and reusing materials (all while being mindful and caring about the nature around us). The possibilities are endless. Come prepared to be outdoors, get a little messy and creative of course! Register by June 6. Course: 6770 Date: Wednesday, June 15

Passport to Adventure The cities of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale have joined together to offer preschoolers 3-5 years (must be 3 by January 1, 2011) a wonderful adventure. Each class will be packed with games, crafts, projects and making new friends. Preregistration required; space is limited. Note: These are not parent/child classes. Location: Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $8 per class for residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $11 per class for nonresidents

Cookie Monsters – June 30 Join us for some crunching and munching as we discover a variety of fun things to do with cookies. This will be a monstrous good time. Register by June 23. Course: 6510, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Course: 6511, 6:45-7:45 p.m.

Fruit Frenzy – July 7 There will be a frenzy of games and crafts at this tasty class. Register by June 30. Course: 6512, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Course: 6513, 6:45-7:45 p.m.

Little Explorers – July 14 Let’s head out on an adventure with Dora and Diego as we follow the map on a treasure hunt. Pack your backpack for this adventure. Register by July 7. Course: 6514, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Course: 6515, 6:45-7:45 p.m.

Beach Party Hoopla – July 21 Break out your beach towel and sun glasses for this fun in the sun beach party. Register by July 14. Course: 6516, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Course: 6517, 6:45-7:45 p.m.

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Preschool KidCreate Classes Kidcreate Studio Classes launch children ages 3-6 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. Note: These are not parent/child classes. Time: 9:30-11 a.m. Location: Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive

PJ Art Party Mom, you deserve a break! Let your kids express their creativity while you enjoy some time to yourself. During this class we’ll do art in our pajamas! Why? We believe everyone is more creative while wearing slippers! Don’t bring your pillow; there will be no time for napping. We will be too busy creating! Register by May 11. Course: 6621 Date: Thursday, May 19 Fee: $13 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $20 Nonresidents

Princess Power Art Class

Did you know that 95% of all species on Earth are insects? Summer is here and the bugs are back! Learn cool facts about bugs while creating a bug filled snow globe. Register by June 3. Course: 6622 Date: Monday, June 13 Fee: $14 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $21 Nonresidents

Register early for this popular class! Come and enjoy the power of the princess! We will draw portraits of ourselves as princesses. Then to finish our masterpieces, we will add all the royal accessories every princess needs like crowns and jewelry. Register by August 1. Course: 6623 Date: Tuesday, August 9 Fee: $13 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $20 Nonresidents

Pre-School Mini Music Camp

Beginning Keyboard Camp

Students ages 3-5 will sing along with a piano or tape accompaniment, do finger plays, play various types of rhythm instruments, and be introduced to musical instruments. This program will nurture a lasting appreciation of music that can lead to lifetime enjoyment. This class is part of the Music for Everyone program consortium. Dates: Monday-Thursday, July 11-14 Course: 6647, 9-10:30 a.m. Course: 6648, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Location: Brookview Community Center 200 Brookview Pkwy Golden Valley Fee: $50 Residents of New Hope, Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley Plymouth and Maple Grove $55 Nonresidents

This introduction to portable keyboard, for ages 7-12, is an easy and fun way to learn to play familiar melodies. This method uses both easy-play chording and traditional note reading on the grand staff. You will need to provide your own keyboard and bring it to class. Register by July 5. Course: 6649 Dates: Monday-Thursday, July 11-14 Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Location: Brookview Community Center 200 Brookview Pkwy Golden Valley Fee: $40 Residents of New Hope, Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley Plymouth and Maple Grove $45 Nonresidents

Don’t Bug Me Art Class

ECFE Happenings ECFE is a program for families with children, birth through prekindergarten. Day and evening classes include parent discussion groups, parent-child activities, family events and age-appropriate education for children. Call 763504-4170 for information. ECFE is a program of Robbinsdale Area Schools Community Education.

Youth/Teen Science Explorers Crazy Chemistry Join Science Explorers as we become crazy chemists! Kids in grades 1-5 (fall 2011) will use safe chemicals that when combined, create fun and fascinating results. Learn how molecules can bend, stretch and even bubble through plenty of hands-on exploration. Take home your molecule models, polymers, and more. Be sure to wear old clothes as we investigate the crazy side of chemistry. Register by June 2. Course: 6520 Dates: Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10 Time: 1-4 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $44 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $51 Nonresidents

Stars, Planets and Stories Youth ages 4-6, blast off with Science Explorers for a fun filled trip to the stars! Upon our departure, we will learn about gravity and how the earth’s rotation affects our everyday lives. As we soar past the moon, we will explore its phases and stop to investigate the planets of our solar system and how they orbit the sun. As we reach the end of our trip, we will look to the constellations and learn their stories. Come and join us on our journey as we create art projects, play games and more! Register by June 7. Course: 6521 Dates: Tuesday-Thursday, June 14-16 Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: New Hope Ice Arena 4949 Louisiana Ave N community room Fee: $47 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $54 Nonresidents

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Mixture Madness Pour, mix, measure and stir! Kids ages 4-6 will explore the world of chemistry by mixing together safe ingredients. You will create slime while learning about polymers, combine primary colors to create secondary colors, and have fun with magical crystals while learning about absorption. Be sure to dress so you can get messy as we explore these and other fascinating mixtures. Register by August 9. Course: 6522 Dates: Tuesday-Thursday, August 16-18 Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: New Hope Ice Arena 4949 Louisiana Ave N community room Fee: $47 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $54 Nonresidents

Camp KinderSprouts Kids entering Kindergarten, join Science Explorers as we discover the world around us while brushing up on the skills needed for kindergarten. Explore outer space, dinosaurs and the ocean while learning science, math, reading, writing and geography. Students will explore these topics through experiments, projects, songs and more in this fun, hands-on camp setting. Register by August 9. Course: 6523 Dates: Tuesday-Thursday, August 16-18 Time: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Location: New Hope Ice Arena 4949 Louisiana Ave N community room Fee: $47 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $54 Nonresidents

Nature Camp Are you in need of an outdoor nature adventure? Then join Science Explorers as we explore the flora and fauna of our neighborhoods. Youth in grades 1-5 (fall 2011) will learn to identify local birds and discover who and what lives in the water. We will also investigate frogs and learn the difference between bugs and insects. Please wear comfortable, outdoor clothes and footwear as we will hike, experiment, play games, make crafts and more. Register by August 22. Course: 6524 Dates: Monday-Thursday, August 29-September 1 Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: Northwood Park 38th and Boone avenues west shelter Fee: $58 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $65 Nonresidents

Note: Register for both Nature Camp and Mechanics of Gizmos and Gadgets and save $14! Those participants registering for both classes may bring a bag lunch (refrigeration not available) and supervision will be provided.

Kids’ Carpentry - Intro In this introductory class, youth in grades K-6 (fall 2011) will have fun measuring, rasping, sawing, and drilling by safely constructing an all-time favorite, the Sturdy Super Top and Handle, completely from scratch! While applying mathematical concepts, such as fractions and angles, carpenters develop abstract reasoning and fine motor skills. The safe use of hand tools is emphasized. All materials are included. Register by April 25. Date: Saturday, April 30 Course: 6529, 9-10:45 a.m. 6530, 10:50 a.m.-12:35 p.m. 6531, 12:40-2:25 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $29 per course for residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $36 Nonresidents

Kids’ Carpentry Camp Youth in grades K-7 (fall 2011), it’s time to build from scratch! An all-time favorite, the Sturdy Super Top and Handle* will be our first project followed by more advanced projects from scratch such as pirate ships, vehicles, bird houses, doll furniture, clocks and more. You’ll have fun measuring, rasping, sawing, drilling, and painting while applying mathematical concepts such as fractions and angles. The safe use of hand tools is emphasized. All materials are included.*Note: if you made the Super Top and Handle in the Intro class, you’ll start with the more advanced projects. Register by June 21. Dates: Monday-Thursday, June 27-30 Course: 6532, 8:30-10 a.m. 6533, 10:05-11:35 a.m. 6534, 11:40 a.m.-1:10 p.m. Location: New Hope Ice Arena 4949 Louisiana Ave N community room Fee: $79 per course for residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $86 Nonresidents

Mechanics of Gizmos and Gadgets How did toys work before batteries? They relied on natural forces like gravity. Youth entering grades 1-5 (fall 2011) will put science to work as they explore the hows and whys of gravity by experimenting and building gadgets that really work. Deadline to register August 22. Course: 6525 Dates: Monday-Thursday, August 29-September 1 Time: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Location: Northwood Park 38th and Boone avenues west shelter Fee: $58 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $65 Nonresidents

Kid’s Annual Garage Sale Saturday, September 24 Mark Your Calendar… Information on renting a table for the event will be available the end of July. So organize your old toys, books, costumes, etc. and get ready to sell your stuff! Watch for more information!

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

Youth/Teen Junior Engineering

Collision Cars

Youth entering grades 1-3 will have great hands-on fun while learning and building in this class. Participants will creatively build and modify machines thorough basic engineering skills using customized LEGO kits. Instructor is from All About Learning. Register by June 24. Course: 6537 Dates: Monday-Friday, July 18-22 Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: New Hope Ice Arena 4949 Louisiana Ave N community room Fee: $111 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $118 Nonresidents

Youth entering grades 4-8 will use customized LEGO kits to build a variety of battling machines. We’ll cover exploration, problem-solving and risk taking in this hands-on class. Instructor is from All About Learning. Register by June 24. Course: 6539 Dates: Monday-Friday, July 18-22 Time: 1-4 p.m. Location: New Hope Ice Arena 4949 Louisiana Ave N community room Fee: $111 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $118 Nonresidents

Junior Vehicle Engineering In this class for youth entering grades 1-3, participants will use customized LEGO kits to build projects of slightly higher complexity, with gears and motors. Instructor is from All About Learning. Register by July 29. Course: 6538 Dates: Monday-Friday, August 22-26 Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: New Hope Ice Arena 4949 Louisiana Ave N community room Fee: $111 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $118 Nonresidents

Vehicle Engineering In this class, youth entering grades 4-8 will build up to 13 different motorized vehicles capped off with a final project using customized LEGO kits. Vehicles will include everyday vehicles, concept cars, construction machines and more! Instructor is from All About Learning. Register by July 29. Course: 6540 Dates: Monday-Friday, August 22-26 Time: 1-4 p.m. Location: New Hope Ice Arena 4949 Louisiana Ave N community room Fee: $111 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $118 Nonresidents

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Safety Camp Join us for this popular three-day camp where participants will learn about safety while having a great time! Safety topics will include fire safety, Internet safety, water safety, as well as many others. Children must be entering grades 3-5 in September. Campers will be randomly placed in groups. Safety Camp is sponsored by the New Hope Parks and Recreation Department, New Hope Police Department and West Metro FireRescue District. (The camp will be the same format as 2010, with many returning speakers). Note: The graduation ceremony/dinner is at 5 p.m. on August 11. It is important for the camper to be in attendance. Course: 6650 Dates: Tuesday-Thursday, August 9-11 Time: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Programs run from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) Location: Civic Center Park, 4401 Xylon Ave N Fee: $37 Residents of New Hope and Crystal (includes shirt, snacks, lunches and graduation) $44 Nonresidents

3D Video Game Design Youth ages 10-14, design your own 3D video game. This class will challenge your creativity and imagination. You can either create a first person action game or an adventure game with one of the following characters: Tank, Helicopter, Super Car, Paint Ball, Rocket Pack, Animal, or Alien. At the end of class you will go home with a CD with all the created games on it for you to share with your friends and family. Register by July 22. Course: 6518 Dates: Monday-Thursday, August 1-4 Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $110 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $117 Nonresidents

Video Game Animation

Color Guard Clinics

Youth ages 6-9, dive into the world of two-dimensional video game design and animation. You will create characters that move and interact, plus add sound effects and music clips. Games created in class will be available to share with your friends and family either online or you may bring a USB drive to class. Register by July 22. Course: 6519 Dates: Monday-Thursday, August 1-4 Time: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $110 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $117 Nonresidents

The Parks and Recreation Departments of Golden Valley, Maple Grove, New Hope, Plymouth, Robbinsdale and St. Louis Park are excited to offer Color Guard Clinics for ages 12-18 this Spring/Summer! Instructor Anne Schwalbe will teach students color guard fundamentals as part of the clinic and will put together a routine for demonstration at the end of each clinic. This is a great program for those who have experienced color guard before or are trying it for the first time. Use of flags, rifles, and music will be included. Please pack a peanut free lunch and a water bottle. No experience is required for this activity.

Bieber Fever Youth ages 5-13, come dressed in your Bieber fashion! Your Once Upon A Star Bieber Fever makeover will include a streaked and shimmery piggy-tail hairdo, eye jewels and a dazzling tattoo. You will create a sparkly JB hat and jewelry craft and we’ll learn some dance choreography for one of Justin Bieber’s biggest hits. Come and catch the Bieber Fever! Register by July 1. Course: 6509 Date/Time: Friday, July 8, 1-2:30 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $16 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $23 Nonresidents

Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fee: $20 per session Course: 6541 Date: Saturday, May 21 Location: Hilde Performance Center 3400 Plymouth Blvd Plymouth Course: 6542 Date: Wednesday, June 15 Location: Cooper High School 8230 47th Ave N, New Hope football stadium Course: 6543 Date: Sunday, July 17 Location: Wolfe Park 3700 Monterey Drive St. Louis Park

Youth/Teen Dance Class

Tumbling Tots

Here is a chance to try a dance class or to keep in “dancing shape” over the summer months. Instructor Melissa Guse will teach basic tap and ballet skills. No shoes or leotard needed. If you do purchase shoes, black tap and white ballet are required for the fall through spring classes. Register by June 1.

Youngsters ages 3 and 4, along with a parent, will learn the basics of gymnastics including tumbling skills and the equipment used in the sport. They will get the benefit of developing their gross motor skills while having a lot of fun. A parent must participate! Course: 6668 Dates: Wednesdays, July 6-August 17 Time: 5:30-6:15 p.m. Location: Sandburg School (Gym A) 2400 Sandburg Lane Golden Valley Fee: $43 New Hope residents $50 Nonresidents

Tuesdays, June 7-28 Course: 6651, Ages 3-5* 5-5:45 p.m. Course: 6652, Ages 3-5* 5:45-6:30 p.m. Course: 6653, Grades 1-3^ 6:30-7:15 p.m. Location: New Hope Ice Arena 4949 Louisiana Ave N community room Fee: $27 New Hope residents $34 Nonresidents (*Must be 3 by June 1, 2011) (^Must be entering grade in fall 2011)

Jumps and Turns

Course: 6654, June 7 6655, June 28

Tap Technique

Course: 6656, June 14

Lyrical

Course: 6657, June 21

Course: 6665, Adv/Adv 2 Tuesdays, 5:45-7:30 p.m. Course: 6666, Adv/Adv 2 Tuesdays, 7:30-9:15 p.m. Course: 6667, Adv/Adv 2 Fridays, 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fee: $85 for one Advanced class $120 July Open Gym and one Adv/Adv 2 course $140 for two Advanced classes (Nonresidents add $7)

This is a non-structured gymnastics session where students can work on their own to improve skills on all apparatus. Students who register for open gym must be an intermediate or advanced gymnast by the end of the spring session. Pre-registration is recommended. Location: Sandburg School (Gym A) 2400 Sandburg Lane Golden Valley Course: 6669, 6:30-8 p.m. Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 7-30 Course: 6670, 7-8:30 p.m. Dates: Thursdays, July 7-August 25 Fee: $58 Open Gym $120 July Open Gym and one Adv/Adv 2 class (Nonresidents add $7)

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); Flyaway, kip on low bar (bars); Back walkover, hands-free dismount (beam); Roundoff to back handspring (floor).

Gymnastics Keep tumbling, spinning and twisting all through the summer. 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) 2400 Sandburg Lane Golden Valley Tuesday Sessions: July 5-August 16 Wednesday Sessions: July 6-August 17 Thursday Sessions: July 7-August 18 Friday Sessions: July 8-August 19

Beginner Ages 4-5: Course: 6658 Wednesdays, 6:15-7 p.m. Course: 6659 Fridays, 9-9:45 a.m. Fee: $46 New Hope residents $53 Nonresidents

Beginner – Intermediate Ages 6+: Course: 6662, Beg/Inter 6+ Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. Course: 6660, Beginner 6-9 Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. (continued in next column...)

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Advanced/Advanced 2:

Gymnastics Open Gym

Gymnastics Level Definitions

Advanced Dance Youth in grades 4-12, here is your chance to perfect some of your skills and keep you dancing throughout the summer. You may sign up for one or more of these short classes. Note: These classes will not give you eligibility for priority registration for fall. Register one week prior to each class. Time: 7:15-8 p.m. Location: New Hope Ice Arena 4949 Louisiana Ave N community room Fee: $7 per class

Course: 6661, Beginner 6-9 Fridays, 9:45-10:45 a.m. Fee: $54 New Hope residents $61 Nonresidents Course: 6663, Intermediate 6+ Tuesdays, 5:45-7 p.m. Course: 6664, Intermediate 6+ Fridays, 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. Fee: $64 New Hope residents $71 Nonresidents

Athletic Associations School District 281 Baseball –

Hockey –

Plymouth/New Hope Little League: House league baseball for kids ages 7 to 12. • John Cizewski, 763-551-0275 • www.pnhll.org Armstrong Cooper Youth Baseball Association: Traveling baseball for kids 12 to 18. • Pat Backen, President 612-293-9524 • www.acybaseball.com

House leagues beginning with Mite; traveling leagues for Squirt-Bantam. • Holly Martin, 651-398-5219 • www.armstrongcooperhockey.org

Lacrosse – Cooper/Armstrong Lacrosse for boys in grades 3-8 or girls in grades 5-8. • www.acyla.com

Minnesota Thunder (Soccer) –

Traveling and recreational soccer for ages 5 to 19. • 763-535-4536 House leagues for grades 3-8 in District #281; traveling leagues for grades • www.mnthunderacademy.org 5-8 who will attend Armstrong or Swimming – Cooper High School. New Hope/Crystal/Plymouth • www.armstrongyouthbasketball.com Swim Club

Basketball –

Fastpitch Softball –

• 763-856-6427 • http://nhcp.usswim.net

Cooper/Armstrong Fastpitch Association: Tennis – Traveling softball for girls ages 10 to 18. Senior Tennis Players Club • Brian Anderson, president • Tennis playing opportunities for • cooperarmstrongfastpitch.com ages 50 and over. • www.seniortennismn.com Football – Tackle football for grades 3-8. • www.acyfa.com

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

Sports Camps These sports camps are a collaborative between the New Hope Parks and Recreation Department, Cooper High School and District 281 Summer Activities. For sports camps marked with the ◆ symbol, residents are considered to be those who live in the cities of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley or Robbinsdale. Participants must be entering a specified grade in the fall of 2011 or meet the age requirement by September 1, 2011. Course: 6671 Grades 3-5 8:40-10:25 a.m. Course: 6672 Grades 6-9 8:40-10:25 a.m. Fee: $56 Residents◆ $63 Nonresidents

Girls’ Basketball Camp

Boys’ Basketball Camp This camp will help participants become more skilled and complete basketball players while having a blast. Players will work on drills to improve their skills in ball handling, shooting, rebounding, defense, and strategies of the game. The camp will be led by Cooper Boys’ head coach David Johnson, his staff and players. Dates: Monday-Friday, July 25-29 Location: New Hope Community Gyms and Cooper High School Gyms 8230 47th Ave N north end of Cooper High

Take your game to the next level! Come learn the fundamentals of ball handling, shooting, rebounding, defense, and strategies of the game of basketball. The camp will be led by Cooper head coach Jen Rademacher, her coaching staff, and players. Participants will take home a variety of drills and basketball knowledge that will help make them better players. Dates: Monday-Friday, July 25-29 Location: New Hope Community Gyms and Cooper High School Gyms 8230 47th Ave N north end of Cooper High Course: 6673 Grades 3-5 8:40-10:25 a.m. Course: 6674 Grades 6-9 8:40-10:25 a.m. Fee: $56 Residents◆ $63 Nonresidents

TCF Bank Stadium and Target Field Tour Experience the magnificence of our two great stadiums while enjoying unique behind-the-scenes looks! This tour is open to ages 8 and over. At the TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota, tour the large, uniquely shaped locker room, Gopher media room, Gopher recruiting room, the presidential suite and Indoor Club...just to name a few. Then it's on to Target Field. First the group will eat the lunches they packed on the Twins Plaza. The tour through Target Field will include some Twins history, and the unique attributes and eco-friendly features of Target field. Some of the exciting spaces that may be in the tour include the Twins dugout, Metropolitan Club, event suites, Delta SKY360 Legends Club, Town Ball Tavern and the Champions Club where the World Series trophies reside. Viewing areas for both venues are subject to change. Bring your own lunch (coolers will be provided) and money for souvenirs. Both tours involve a lot of walking. Please wear tennis shoes and dress for the weather. Register by June 9. Program: 6774 Date: Friday, June 24 Times: Depart 9:30 a.m. from Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive, Return 3:15 p.m. Fee: $24 per person for Resident of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale (includes tour fees for both stadiums, school bus transportation and chaperones) $31 per person for nonresidents

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Minnesota Vikings Junior Player Development Camp This free youth football camp is brought to you by the MN Vikings, New Hope Parks and Recreation and Cooper High School. Youth ages 8-11 will learn all the skills of the game from Vikings personnel, High School and College coaches and players, and coaches from Cooper High School’s varsity football team. Each participant will receive a t-shirt. For more information call 763-531-5155. Sign Up: Sunday, June 26 1-4 p.m. only Dates: Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1 Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m. (free breakfast at 7:45 a.m.) Location: Cooper High School stadium 8230 47th Ave N Cost: FREE!

Soccer Camp Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in this fun and instruction-filled soccer camp for both boys and girls this summer. Players will focus on dribbling, passing shooting, and basic tactics. All learning will involve gamelike activities to keep the players moving. The camp will be led by John Richardson, who has over 10 years of coaching experience at the youth and high school levels. Dates: Monday-Friday, July 11-15 Location: Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion at Sunny Hollow 8808 Medicine Lake Road Course: 6675, Grades 2-3 8:30-10:30 a.m. Course: 6676, Grades 4-5 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fee: $56 Residents◆ $63 Nonresidents

Track Camp Work with certified track coaches from Armstrong High School that want to help you be the best that you can be.  Boys and girls will participate in track and field events that are interesting and fun. Along the way, they will develop speed, strength, flexibility and confidence. Specific skills will be taught for each event. Individualized attention is used to develop each athlete. Participate in a life sport that can be good for growth and development as well as maintenance of a healthy lifestyle.  Dates: Monday-Friday, July 25-29 Location: Armstrong High School 10635 36th Ave N, Plymouth Track Course: 6677, Grades 3-5 8:40-10:25 a.m. Course: 6677, Grades 6-9 8:40-10:25 a.m. Fee: $56 Residents◆ $63 Nonresidents

Girls’ Volleyball Camp Improve your serving, passing, hitting, digging, and blocking skills this summer. This camp, run by Cooper head coach Brooke Schaffer, her staff, and players, will help participants improve their game and get ready for the season. Dates: Monday-Friday, July 11-15 Location: New Hope Community Gyms and Cooper High School Gyms 8230 47th Ave N Course: 6803, Grades 3-5 8:40-10:25 a.m. Course: 6804, Grades 6-9 8:40-10:25 a.m. Fee: $56 Residents◆ $63 Nonresidents

Sports Camps Mini Spikers Volleyball Camp Bump, Set, Spike! Youth ages 4-7 will learn the basics of volleyball, including serving, passing and hitting, in this fun, four-week program. Coach to player ratio will be 1:4. Participants will be divided by age. All participants will receive a free beach ball! Course: 6764 Dates: Saturdays, April 9-30 Time: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Location: Robbinsdale Community Gyms 3730 Toledo Ave N Door 18 Fee: $43 Residents◆ $50 Nonresidents

Tennis Camp Join us for these awesome camps! Youth in grades 6-9 will work on both singles and doubles skills and strategies to help them become more complete players. This camp is geared for the more competitive tennis player who is looking to take their game to the next level. Participants will be divided into groups according to their skill level. The second camp, for youth in grades 3-5, is designed for beginning and developing tennis players. Games, activities and some match play will be the focus of this camp. Both camps will be led by Cooper head tennis coach Janio Axelson, his staff, and players. Course: 6679, Grades 6-9 Dates: Monday-Friday, July 11-15 Time: 8:40-10:25 a.m. Location: Cooper High School 8230 47th Avenue N tennis complex Course: 6680, Grades 3-5 Dates: Monday-Friday, July 18-22 Time: 8:30-10:25 a.m. Location: Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion at Sunny Hollow 8808 Medicine Lake Road tennis courts Fee: $56 Residents◆ $63 Nonresidents

Gymnastics Camp

Strength Training and Conditioning Camp This camp, for youth entering grades 9-12 in the fall, provides athletes with the edge they need to take their abilities over the top. This year’s camp will meet four days a week throughout the summer. The program will focus on strength, conditioning, flexibility, speed improvement, agility, and quickness. Participants will learn proper techniques and mechanics for weight training, stretching, and agility drills specific to their sport(s). The program will be led by Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Jason Gross and assisted by the head coaches of many varsity sports. All sessions are co-ed, unless otherwise indicated. Dates: Mondays-Thursdays, June 13 August 4 (no class week of July 4) Course: 6685, Female Athletes 10-11:30 a.m Course: 6686 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Course: 6687 1-2:30 p.m. Location: Cooper High School 8230 47th Ave N weight room Fee: $63

Participants in the Beginners’ camp will be introduced to all the equipment and receive one-on-one instruction. Intermediate, Advanced, and Advanced 2 gymnasts will spend the week refining their skills in the vault, beam, bars, and floor routines. The week will be filled with contests, games, free time to practice new skills, and lots of fun! The camp will be led by gymnastics coordinator Rhonda Bitzer and her staff. Location: Sandburg School (Gym A) 2400 Sandburg Lane Golden Valley

Participants entering grades 9-12 in the fall can earn a varsity letter in weight training based on attendance, participation, and meeting their individual training goals after completion of the program.

This camp, for youth entering grades 6-8 in the fall, is a building block for younger athletes to learn all the important lifts, plyometrics and conditioning that will be needed as they grow as an athlete. They will learn all the same things the high school athletes will learn but will only work out two days per week rather than four.

pads, elbow pads, and wrist guards. Please bring a water bottle, snack and sunscreen along with a great attitude! All Campers will receive a Sports Unlimited water bottle. Course: 6689 Dates: Monday-Friday, July 11-15 Time: 8:40-10:25 a.m. Location: New Hope sk8 pad 4401 Xylon Avenue N Fee: $69 Residents◆ $76 Nonresidents

Session 1: June 20-24 Course: 6681, Intermediate/Advanced, ages 6 and up Time: 12-2 p.m. Course: 6682, Beginner/Intermediate, grades 1-4 Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fee: $56 Residents◆ $63 Nonresidents

Session 2: August 22-26 Course: 6683, Intermediate/Advanced, ages 6 and up Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Fee: $56 Residents◆ $63 Nonresidents

Earn a Varsity Letter

Introduction to Strength and Conditioning

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Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 14-August 4 (no class week of July 4) Course: 6684 Grades 6-8 9-10 a.m. Fee: $32

Lacrosse Camp This camp is a non-competitive fundamental skills program for players who want to advance their skills. The camp maximizes the time a player spends with their own stick and focuses on stick and ball handling, passing, catching and shooting. Focus will be on skills, not positions or strategy. Coordinated by nationally licensed coach John Richardson and his Revolutionary Sports staff. For more information or to register, call Crystal Recreation at 763-531-0052. Dates: Monday-Friday, July 11-15 Times: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Grades 1-2 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Grades 3-5 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Grades 6-8 Location: Robbinsdale Middle School 3730 Toledo Ave N Fee: $56 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $63 Nonresidents

Skateboard Camp

Fee Assistance

Skateboarding is one of the world’s fastest growing sports. Whether you are just learning or are ready to learn more advanced tricks, Sports Unlimited Skateboarding Camp is for you. Youth ages 6-10 will make new friends, advance their skills and most importantly, have fun! Individual skills/tricks taught will include balance, stopping, turning, Ollie, nollie, heel flips and kick flips. Skateboard and helmet are required. We also recommend knee

Funds are available for families who need assistance with registration fees for their children and teens 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 763-531-5152.

Register early...spaces are limited

Parent+Child Mini Masters All youth ages 4-7 are cordially invited to this elite golfing event at Bassett Creek Park hosted by the cities of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale. You will enjoy this nine-hole course that will be laid out especially for younger golfers. Golfers will use a special three-club plastic golf set and sponge golf balls (which will be supplied) while their parent or guardian caddies. Sorry, left-handed clubs are not available. Check in at the picnic shelter “Club House” 10 minutes before your tee time. Please Note: For safety reasons, only the registered participant and their adult caddy are allowed to be on the course. Fee includes use of equipment and goodie bag. Register by July 25. Course: 6638 Date: Monday, August 1 (rain makeup date is August 3) Time: Tee times available between 4-6:30 p.m. (earlier tee times may be added if spaces fill) Location: Bassett Creek Park, Crystal, 6001 32nd Ave N Fee: $6 per golfer residents of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale, $9 per golfer nonresidents

Revolutionary Sports Camps

Revolutionary Sports PreStars Soccer This is a non-competitive, introductory soccer and movement skills program for parents to help their little player, ages 3-5, become more comfortable with the ball. A unique curriculum was developed for age-appropriate progression of skills while having fun learning the sport. Come join in the fun, improve your child’s soccer skills, boost your child’s confidence, and foster an excellent introduction to soccer! This program is coordinated by John Richardson and run by Revolutionary Sports staff. Course: 6639 Dates: Wednesdays, April 19-May 24 Time: 6-6:45 p.m. Location: Hidden Valley Park 32nd and Boone avenues Fee: $38 New Hope residents $45 Nonresidents

This is an opportunity for kids to try a variety of different sports this summer. These programs are coordinated by nationally-licensed coach John Richardson and his Revolutionary Sports staff.

Playground Games

Kids Sports Fitness

This program will focus on a different fun game each day and may include: kickball, handball, dodgeball, capture the flag and others. Sessions will begin with instruction on the basis skills necessary for playing, followed by a modified version of each game and end with a fun game. Dates: Monday-Friday, June 13-17 Course: 6809 Grades 1-2 Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Course: 6810 Grades 3-5 Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: New Hope Community Gyms and athletic fields 8230 47th Ave N Fee: $56 Residents◆ $63 Nonresidents

Kids Sports Fitness is a camp based around fun games and activities kids can do regularly by themselves or with friends that makes exercise fun and challenging. Participants will be encouraged to set goals for activities they can do outside of class. Dates: Monday-Friday, June 20-24 Course: 6811 Grades 1-2 Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Course: 6812 Grades 3-5 Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: Hidden Valley Park 32nd and Boone avenues Fee: $56 Residents◆ $63 Nonresidents

Basketball

This camp is a non-competitive fundamental skills program for players to advance their individual skills. The camp will work on improving skills in basketball, soccer, floor hockey, flag football and baseball/softball. A different sport will be concentrated on each day during the week. Dates: Monday-Friday, August 1-5 Course: 6805 Grades 1-2 Time: 8:30-10:25 a.m. Course: 6806 Grades 3-5 Time: 10:35 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion at Sunny Hollow 8808 Medicine Lake Road Fee: $56 Residents◆ $63 Nonresidents

This camp is a non-competitive fundamental skills program for players to advance their individual skills in the game of basketball. This camp maximizes the time a player spends with their own ball dribbling, passing and shooting. Time will be spent on focused skills and not on positions or strategy. Dates: June 27-July 1 Course: 6807, Grades 1-2 Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Fee: $35 Residents $42 Nonresidents Course: 6808, Ages 4-6 Time: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Location: New Hope Community Gyms 8230 47th Ave N Fee: $56 Residents◆ $63 Nonresidents

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equipment including bows, arrows, targets and safety equipment along with certified NADA and ASAP instructors. Register by June 17. Date: Sunday, June 26 Course: 6626 Time: 12:30-2 p.m. Course: 6627 Time: 2:30-4 p.m. Location: Robbinsdale Community Gym or Field 37th and Regent avenues Fee: $30 per pair for residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $37 per pair nonresidents

KinderStars Sports Sampler KinderStars Sports Sampler is an entrylevel parent/child program for ages 4-6. This program will offer an introduction to the skills of basketball, soccer, floor hockey, flag football and baseball/softball. A different sport will be concentrated on each day during the session. This program is coordinated by nationally licensed coach John Richardson and his Revolutionary Sports staff. Course: 6637 Dates: Mondays, August 8-29 Time: 6-6:45 p.m. Location: New Hope Community Gyms 8230 47th Ave N (north end of Cooper High) Fee: $29 New Hope residents $36 Nonresidents

Lil’ Kickers Soccer

Lil’ Sluggers Take me out to the ball game, take me out to the park…This parent-child class for ages 3-5, will have parents working one-on-one with their child in a fun, supportive environment to learn basic t-ball skills...throwing, catching, running the bases, and batting. Children will need to bring a hat and ball mitt each week. Dates: Wednesdays, June 22-July 27 Course: 6640 6-6:45 p.m. Course: 6641 7-7:45 p.m. Location: Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion at Sunny Hollow 8808 Medicine Lake Road Fee: $31 Residents of New Hope $38 Nonresidents (fee includes a shirt)

Try Archery This one day workshop for youth ages 7 and older with an adult, will let you try the sport of archery. Learn basic safety and shooting techniques along with some of the traditions of the sport. Orion Archery will provide

Have a lil’ one who loves to kick a ball around? This parent-child class 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. Register by July 5. Dates: Tuesdays, July 12-August 2 Course: 6642 Time:  5 -5:45 p.m. Course: 6643 Time:  5:45-6:30 p.m. Location: Civic Center Park 4401 Xylon Ave N Fee: $22 Residents of New Hope $29 Nonresidents (fee includes a shirt)

Parent+Child Families rhythm and fine and gross motor coordination. Register one week prior to start of session. Course: 6644 Dates: Thursdays, June 9-July 21 (no class 7/14) Time: 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: Brookview Community Center 200 Brookview Parkway Golden Valley Fee: $45 per pair residents of New Hope, Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Maple Grove and Plymouth $50 per pair nonresidents

Preschool KidCreate Class Adult/Child Golf Lessons Would you like to do something special with your child? Basic fundamentals of golf will be taught to adults and children ages 6 and over. Learn the game of golf or just pick up some extra tips while having fun with your child. To register call 763-531-5178. Dates: Wednesdays, May 4-18 Wednesdays, June 1-15 Time: 5-6 p.m. Dates: Tuesdays, June 28-July 12 Thursdays, June 30-July 14 Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Location: New Hope Golf Course 8130 Bass Lake Road Fee: $75 for three, one-hour lessons

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

Kidcreate Studio Classes launch children ages 3-6 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. Time: 9:30-11 a.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive

Easter Bunny Craft Party Here comes Peter Cottontail, hoppin’ down the bunny trail... Come and create with us and hop on home as the Easter Bunny! We’ll make bunny masks and fluffy bunny tails that your child is sure to want to wear home. Register by April 8. Course: 6620 Date: Saturday, April 16 Fee: $13 per pair for residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $20 nonresidents

Adaptive Recreation and Inclusion Inclusions Reach for Resources provides inclusion facilitators for children and adults with disabilities who would like to participate in New Hope Parks & Recreation programs. Registrations for these programs are done through the parks and recreation department. After registering, contact Reach for Resources at 952-9884177 to discuss the needs/accommodations for yourself or your child. A minimum of two weeks’ notice is required for a successful inclusion.

Adaptive Recreation Resources Reach For Resources: 952-988-4177 REACH is an agency which serves individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in the West and Northwest metro area.

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Services include adaptive Recreation for youth-adult, information, referral, advocacy and counseling. Windows of Opportunity: 763504-6990 Windows of Opportunities is a program of the Robbinsdale School District #281 and provides recreation, education, and support for people with disabilities ages 16 and up.

Bike-Walk Sunday Save the date for Sunday, June 5 as we close 42nd Avenue/Rockford Road, from New Hope to Robbinsdale, to vehicular traffic and open it up to bikers and walkers. This is a fantastic opportunity for communities to come together in a fun and exciting atmosphere to promote biking, walking, transit use and living a healthy, active lifestyle. More details to come. Volunteers will be needed.

New Hope Farmer’s Market StarWatch Party with WCCO’s Mike Lynch Come out and make the stars your old friends! Open to everyone ages 7 and over (ages 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult). Catch the amazing family-friendly celestial show in the skies over greater New Hope. Get to know constellations like The Big Bear, Cassiopeia the queen, Cygnus the swan, Sagittarius the archer, and stories about how they made it up into the heavens. We’ll use large reflecting telescopes, including a giant 20” reflector, for close up views of star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and other wonders in our skies. We’ll also use a state-of-the-art astronomical camera telescope system for special views of our universe. You’ll get a great package of handouts with user-friendly star maps and constellation charts, websites, a telescope buying guide, and more! Mike Lynch’s Minnesota StarWatch books and glow in the dark “Galaxy on a Gut” shirts will be available for purchase. Feel free to bring a lawn chair! Register by August 18. Course: 6544 Date: Friday, August 26 Time: 8:30-10:30 p.m. Location: New Hope Outdoor Theatre 4401 Xylon Ave N Fee: $12 per person

Vehicle Fair Families are invited to come and see “up close” some of the vehicles that come and go through your neighborhood. A wide variety of trucks and cars will be on display for you and your child to explore. Don’t miss this great photo opportunity, bring your camera! A free-will donation of nonperishable food for the local food shelf will be accepted at this event. If weather is questionable, call the Crystal Program Cancellation Line after 9:30 a.m. at 763-531-1074. Date: Saturday, May 21 Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: Free!

The third season of the Market is coming soon! The Market is held every Saturday from June 18 to October 15, including Independence Day and Labor Day weekends, in the Kmart parking lot. Opening day through Labor Day weekend the Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Following the Labor Day weekend the Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information visit www.newhopemarket.org or www.facebook. com/newhopefarmersmarket.

Wet and Wild Water Fun Day The cities of Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale along with the West Metro Fire District have joined together to offer this splish-splashing event. This wet and wild event will include three giant water slides and sprinkler fun provided by the West Metro Fire’s Aerial Truck. A wristband is required to participate and will only be available for purchase at the event. Note: this program will be cancelled if raining and will not be rescheduled. Date: Friday, August 5 Time: 12:30-3 p.m. Location: Lions Valley Place Park 6822 32nd Ave N, Crystal Fee: $3 wristband, Free for ages 2 and under

If weather is questionable, check the weather cancellation line at 763-531-5158 after 4 p.m.

Families “Seussical” Auditions

New Hope Summer Theatre Off Broadway Musical Theatre will present Seussical at the New Hope Outdoor Theatre. Note: Unoccupied chairs or blankets will be removed from the bleacher area. Dates: Thursdays-Saturdays, July 21-August 6 Times: 8 p.m. on Thursdays 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays Location: New Hope Outdoor Theatre in Civic Center Park 4401 Xylon Ave N Fee: Free! Food shelf donations will be accepted

Open auditions will be held for Off Broadway Musical Theatre’s production of Seussical. Anyone ages 10 and older who is interested in being involved in the show is invited to the auditions. Please note that there are limited youth roles available. For further information call 763-592-6805 or visit their web site at www.obmt.org. Dates: Saturday, April 30, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 1-4 p.m. Location: West Metro Fire-Rescue District New Hope Station 4259 Xylon Ave N (parking at City Hall lot)

Volunteers Needed The show must go on…but not without your help. The Off Broadway Musical Theatre is looking for volunteers, ages 16 and over, to bring Seussical to New Hope’s outdoor stage this summer. No experience necessary! For more information or to sign up, 763592-6805.

Preserving Food Safely: Exploring the Options You Google a recipe to can pumpkin and find one on a food preserver’s blog…Your Grandma gives you her favorite pickle recipe. Are these credible and safe canning recipes? Find out by joining University of Minnesota food safety extension educator, Suzanne Driessen, for a 2011 update on safe home food preservation methods and research based resources. You will learn the safest and most current ways to preserve foods by canning, freezing and pickling.  Whether you are new at preserving food or have been preserving for years, this class is for you. Register by May 17. Course: 6691 Dates: Tuesday, May 24 Time: 6-8 p.m. Location: New Hope City Hall 4401 Xylon Ave N Fee:  $11 New Hope residents             $18 Nonresidents

Each participant will receive a Heart Saver certificate, which is valid for two years. The class will be taught by an American Heart Association certified instructor. Deadline to register is one week prior to the date of the class. Course: 6771, Wednesday, May 18 Course: 6772, Wednesday, July 27 Time: 6-10 p.m. Location: New Hope City Hall 4401 Xylon Ave N conference room Fee: $61 New Hope residents $68 Nonresidents

Heartsaver First Aid Class This Heartsaver First Aid Course, for ages 14 and older, provides the basic first aid skills to effectively assess and maintain life from the critical minutes immediately following an emergency until the arrival of emergency medical services personnel. Register by July 5. Course: 6773 Date: Monday, July 11     Time: 6-10 p.m. Location: New Hope City Hall            4401 Xylon Ave N conference room        Fee: $61 New Hope residents                $68 Nonresidents

Adult Fitness Class

D uk Duk Daze Duk Duk Daze will be the weekend of July 15-17. New Hope’s summer festival is sponsored by the New Hope Lions and the Women of Today in cooperation with the City of New Hope. Events include: tennis tournament, food and beverage garden, kiddie parade, men’s and women’s softball tournament, bingo tent, carnival rides and games, and community talent review. For more information, call the Duk Line at 763-531-5129.

Basics of Home Canning: Safety First

Music for Everyone “Music for Everyone” is a program which 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. A complete course catalog is available at the New Hope Parks and Recreation office. Please call 763531-5151 if you would like a catalog.

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Do you want a cupboard full of home canned fruit and vegetables? Whether you’re growing them or buying them, come learn how to can them safely. You will learn what must be pressure canned, equipment needed, and safe canning methods. You will learn the latest procedures for canning fruit, vegetables and meat. This workshop is offered in cooperation with the University of Minnesota Extension. Register by August 9.      Course: 6692 Dates: Tuesday, August 16 Time: 6-8 p.m. Location: New Hope City Hall 4401 Xylon Ave N Fee: $11 New Hope residents            $18 Nonresidents

Infant, Child, and Adult CPR This course, for persons age 16 and older, teaches rescue breathing, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and choking first aid for victims of all ages. The session will also review guidelines to reduce the risk of heart disease and recognize signs of a heart attack.

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: 6351 Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, March 21-May 25 Course: 6693 Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, June 6-August 10 (no class July 4) Time: 6:30-7:20 p.m. Location: Cooper High School Strength Center 8230 47th Ave N north end of Cooper High Fee: $58 New Hope residents $65 Nonresidents

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Adult Golf Leagues New Hope Village Golf Course offers a variety of adult, senior and youth leagues. Joining a golf league is a great way to enjoy the game of golf on a regular basis. Our leagues are open to players of all abilities (emphasis on fun!) All leagues are organized play using the handicap system with special weekly events and seasonal awards. The main focus of our leagues is recreation and enjoyment! Summer leagues include: • Seniors Leagues on Monday or Friday mornings • Men’s League on Monday evenings • Women’s Leagues on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings • Women’s Leagues on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings • Couples League on Friday evenings Our summer leagues run from the end of April to the middle of August, but you may join the league at any time. Fall leagues are also offered. Call 763531-5178 for details.

Adult Golf Lessons Have you always wanted to learn the great game of golf? The New Hope Golf Course offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced golf instruction for men and women ages 16 and over. Skills and fundamentals of golf will be taught, including proper grip, stance and swing with all clubs. For more information or to register, call 763531-5178. Dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays during the months of May, June and July Times: 6-7 p.m. or 7-8 p.m. Location: New Hope Golf Course 8130 Bass Lake Road Fee: $65 for three one-hour lessons

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Adult Tennis Leagues

Adult Group Tennis Lessons

The cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, and Robbinsdale are offering adult tennis leagues this summer. Participants may choose to play in either the intermediate or advanced division, beginning the week of June 6. The program will consist of an 8-10 match schedule. Leagues may play matches in any one of the participating cities depending on the community that is administering your particular league. At the beginning of the season each player will receive a match schedule, which states when and where you will play. Match dates and times may be rescheduled by calling your opponent to make alternate arrangements, and then booking a court with the city. A Forfeit/No Show Policy requires players to contact their opponent if they do not plan to play at the assigned time. Participants with two no-shows during the season may be removed from the league with no refund. Leagues may be combined if there is inadequate registration. The league champion will receive a championship t-shirt at the conclusion of the season. Register by May 20.

Beginner/intermediate-level group tennis lessons for adults 18 years and older. Tennis is a great recreational sport that anyone can learn to play now and enjoy for a lifetime. Participants will experience the benefits tennis provides to their health, and the many new friends they can meet. The lessons introduce the basic strokes and rules of the game. Each session will consist of four one-hour lessons. Just bring a racquet and be ready to have lots of fun! Balls will be provided. Day/Time: Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. Course: 6698, June 9-30 Course: 6699, July 14-August 4 Location: Civic Center Park 4401 Xylon Ave N Fee: $47 New Hope residents $54 Nonresidents For information on private tennis lessons, contact Steve Ellingson at 763-531-5155.

Defensive Driving Courses 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 co-sponsored by the New Hope Police Department. You must attend the entire class to receive a certificate. No testing or driving required. Advanced registration is required. Please include your drivers’ license number when registering. Time: 6-10 p.m. Location: New Hope City Hall 4401 Xylon Ave N conference room

Four-Hour Refresher Course Must have taken the eight-hour Defensive Driving course. Course: 6344 Date: Tuesday, April 26 Course: 6700 Date: Tuesday, June 14 Fee: $24 New Hope residents $31 Nonresidents

Men’s Singles Course: 6694 Day/Time: Thursday, 6-9 p.m. Fee: $24/person

Women’s Singles Course: 6695 Day/Time: Tuesday, 6-9 p.m. Fee: $24/person

Mixed Doubles* Course: 6696 Day/Time: Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. Fee: $30/couple

Women’s Doubles* Course: 6697 Day/Time: Thursday, 6-9 p.m. Fee: $30/couple *Must sign up with a partner.

Senior Tennis Players Club Adults ages 50 and over are welcome to join the Senior Tennis Players Club (STPC) along with over 1,800 members throughout the Twin Cities. Benefits include: • Doubles play (no partner needed) • All levels of players from beginner to advanced • 12 free lessons for beginners • Six certified professional instructors • Play year-round, either free or at a large discount • Exciting social events and trips • Informative monthly newsletter To join STPC or get information about the indoor court schedule, call Dottie Gardner at 612-827-4918 or go to www.seniortennismn.com. Annual membership fee: $25 per person per year!

Duk Duk Daze Tennis Tournament As part of the Duk Duk Daze celebration, the Cooper High School tennis program will again host a tennis tournament during the festival from July 15-17. For an informational flier, contact the New Hope Parks and Recreation Department at 763-531-5151.

Over 45 Mixed Doubles Pickleball League This summer 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! For more information contact Steve Ellingson at 763-531-5155. Course: 6701 Dates: Thursdays, beginning June 9 Time: 6-10 p.m. Locations: Hidden Valley Park 32nd and Boone avenues Civic Center Park 44th and Xylon avenues Fee: $20 per couple

For registration information and a mail-in form, turn to page 24

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Community Tripsters

Donut Make You Wonder

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, Brooklyn Center, and Senior Services of District 281. Call 763-5315151 for program information or to reserve a space. Time: 10-11:30 a.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $2 for continental breakfast

Lake Minnetonka History – May 18 A former award-winning newspaper editor, Bob Williams offers an entertaining presentation about Lake Minnetonka history and the heydays of steamboats, railroads, hotels and wealthy summer visitors from the south during the 1880s and 1890s. The Excelsior Amusement Park will be highlighted and there will be photos and old newspapers from Excelsior as far back as 1885. Register by May 13.

Clean Lakes and Rivers…You Can Make a Difference! – April 20 Presented by Janet Moore, Crystal City Council member and Shingle Creek Watershed District Commissioner. What is the relationship between storm water runoff and the contamination of dirty water in our lakes and rivers? You can make a difference in the way you manage every day activities – such as car washing and lawn mowing – by changing behaviors and adapting techniques to protect the environment. Register by April 15.

Northwest Metro Adult Sports Outdoor Baggo League

Co-Rec Kickball League

Join us at Becker Park in Crystal to compete in this fun league. A team will consist of two to four players (any gender). The season will consist of a seven-week regular season (double-headers), followed by a season-ending playoff tournament. League winner will receive a free berth in the Crystal Frolics tournament. The league is sponsored by the Northwest Metro Adult Sports Consortium, which includes the cities of New Hope, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Crystal. For more information or to register, contact Scott Berggren at 763-531-0052. Dates: Thursdays, June 2-July 21 Time: approx. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fee: $30 per team

Try this all new co-rec sports league which is sure to bring back memories of your youth. Get your friends together and join us on Friday evenings for some “old time fun”. You may play up to 10 people in the field at one time. For more information call 763-531-5151. Dates: Fridays, beginning August 12 Location: Victory Park, New Hope Time: approx. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fee: $130 per team (includes game ball, facility rental, umpires, field attendant and awards)

Co-Rec Sand Volleyball League An unofficiated co-rec sand volleyball league will be offered this summer. Matches will be played at the lighted sand court at Civic Center Park in New Hope. For more information or to register your team, call 763-531-5151. Dates: Fridays, beginning June 17 Time: approx. 6-9 p.m. Fee: $110 per team, plus $12 for each player that does not live or work in New Hope, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Robbinsdale, Golden Valley or Maple Grove

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Over 40 Pick-Up Soccer (Co-Rec) You don’t need a team. This is a great time to get your friends together, meet some new people, and have fun and a great workout! Scrimmages are officiated by an onsite coach/referee. You don’t have to be a soccer star to play! Beginners and experienced players are encouraged to register. Maximum of 22 players/team. You can pay a drop-in fee and play anytime if there are player openings available. To register call 763-493-8333 or visit www. brooklynpark.org. Dates: Wednesdays, May 25-July 20 Location: Brooklyn Park Time: 6:30-8 p.m. Fee: $20 pre-registered or $4 drop-in fee per day

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. Registration for the following trips is now in progress by mail, in person, or phone with a major credit card. When registering for someone else, it is important to have the correct spelling of his or her name, correct address and telephone number. Refunds given only if a trip is canceled or a substitute can be found to take your place.

St. Croix Casino If you’re 50 or older and have a TLC card you can be one of the “nifty-fifty” with the extra perks for the day! The “nifty fifty” will receive an extra $5 in cash, may purchase a juicy hot dog at the sandwich stand for 50 cents and are eligible for the $50 cash drawing at noon. If you do not have a TLC card and would like one, tell us when you register. In addition to the “nifty fifty” bonus for TLC members, each person will receive $5 to spend at the casino. Program: 6469, April 20 Program: 6615, June 29 Cost: $6 per person includes $5 to spend, transportation and escort Times: Depart 8:30 a.m. from New Hope K-Mart lot (NW corner), Return about 5:30 p.m.

Art and Soul – May 17 Our first stop will be The Minneapolis Culinary Arts campus for a special lunch served by the students and staff. The first tour of the afternoon will be the Museum of Russian Art in South Minneapolis. A docent will reveal a spectacular museum that showcases Soviet-era Russian art. Next will be a guided tour of St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church* in South Minneapolis. The 1957 architecture follows a common design developed in ancient Byzantium that directs the worshiper into the contemplation of God and compliments the ancient Orthodox Liturgy. (*Note: tour subject to change for last minute funerals) Register by April 27. Program: 6357 Cost: $49 per person includes lunch, tours, transportation, tax, gratuity and escort Times: Depart 10:15 a.m. from New Hope K-Mart lot (NW corner), Return about 4 p.m.

Target Field – June 7 Experience the magnificence of Target Field in a unique behind-the-scenes look at one of Major League Baseball’s best and newest ballparks. Learn about the history of the Twins and baseball in Minnesota, the unique attributes and background of the Target Field site and how eco-friendly Target Field will be for generations to come. Viewing areas are subject to change due to other events scheduled in the ballpark but may include the Twins dugout, Metropolitan Club, event suites and Delta SKY360 Legends Club. Visit the Champions Club where the Twin's World Series trophies reside and stand in the press box to take in the breathtaking views of Target Field and the Minneapolis skyline. The tour will conclude at the Majestic Pro Shop where you will have a few minutes to shop. Following the tour, we’ll have lunch at Jax Café in the distinctive dining room which overlooks the garden patio. The menu will include chicken and dumplings served with cranberry sauce, Jax House salad, bread and butter, coffee, tea or milk. Note: Must be able to walk over two miles. No video photography will be allowed. Register by May 23. Program: 6618 Cost: $57 per person includes tour, lunch, transportation, tax, gratuity and escort Times: Depart 9:45 a.m. from New Hope K-Mart lot (NW corner), Return about 3:45 p.m.

Adults

Community Tripsters (continued) rogram: 6645 P Cost: $39 per person includes reserved center row seat ing, transportation, tax and escort Times: Depart 2:30 p.m. from New Hope K-Mart lot (NW corner), Return about 6 p.m.

Extended Community Tripster Trips Amtrak to the Milwaukee Area – September 20-23

Historic Illinois and Iowa – June 21-24 Highlights of this four day deluxe motorcoach tour include National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, Historic Galena, Abraham Lincoln presidential sites and more! Price includes one coffee and roll, three breakfasts, four lunches, two dinners and three nights lodging. For a trip brochure, call 763-531-5151. Deposit of $200 per person due by May 5. Final payment due May 19. Fee: $615 per person, double $765 per person, single

Highlights of this four-day rail/motorcoach tour include Amtrak Train, Harley Davidson Museum, Jelly Belly Factory, Civil War Museum and more! Price includes three breakfasts, three lunches, three dinners and three nights’ lodging. For a trip brochure, call 763-531-5151. Deposit of $200 per person due by August 1. Final payment due August 12. Fee: $755 per person, double $895 per person, single

Ice Arena 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. Beginner, Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Free Style 1 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 (no double-runner skates). Tots are encouraged to wear helmets. Private lessons consist of 15minute lesson and 15-minute practice. For a detailed description of the skills required at each level and additional information call the New Hope Parks and Recreation Department at 763-5315151 or the ice arena 763-531-5181. Location: New Hope Ice Arena 4949 Louisiana Ave N

6634, Delta, 6:30-7 p.m. Fee: $85 New Hope residents $92 Nonresidents Course: 6636, Private Lessons 7-7:30 p.m. Fee: $155 New Hope residents $162 Nonresidents

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Lunch and Lock – July 11 St. Paul and other cities along major rivers in the United States can trace their existence to the arrival of riverboats in America in the 1800’s. Come and appreciate the sights and sounds of the Mississippi River aboard a modern cruising vessel! At Harriet Island we’ll board a Paddleford Packet Boat Company riverboat. The company, which was founded in 1969 by Capt. William D. Bowell, Sr., has a fleet of five vessels that have entertained millions of passengers. This special four-hour cruise from Harriet Island, up river through Lock and Dam #1 into Minneapolis and back, will include lively banjo music and spectacular scenery. We’ll pass through one of America’s deepest locks. The crew will present a historical narration about how St. Paul began as a river city and how river trade was central to Saint Paul’s early growth. A buffet style lunch will include roasted turkey breast with dressing, mashed potatoes with gravy, relish tray, salad, rolls and coffee. An afternoon snack will also be served. Note: The main deck is air conditioned and accessible. The upper deck is covered for an open-air view of the shoreline. Register by June 13. Program: 6617 Cost: $60 per person includes lunch, cruise, snack, trans- portation, tax, gratuity and escort Times: Depart 9:30 a.m. from New Hope K-Mart lot (NW corner), Return about 4 p.m.

“Branson on the Road” Show at Plymouth Playhouse – August 2

Monday Classes Dates: June 6-August 15 (no class 7/4) Course: 6628, Tots ages 3-5 6-6:30 p.m. 6629, Alpha, 6-6:30 p.m. 6630, Adults, 7-7:30 p.m. 6631, Beginner, ages 6-12 6:30-7 p.m. 6632, Beta, 6:30-7 p.m. 6633, Gamma, 6:30-7 p.m.

Guthrie Theater Tour – August 10

Indoor Open Skating The New Hope Ice Arena offers open skating for recreational skaters. Schedule may vary. A complete copy is available each week at the Ice Arena. Call 763-531-5181 for more information. Fee: $3.50 per person, per day. No rental skates available

An afternoon not to be missed, it’s classic country, hilarious comedy, bluegrass, rockabilly and hand clappin’ gospel with Branson musicians Debbie Horton, Donnie Wright and Brian Capps. (Debbie holds the distinction of being the only woman to ever play lead guitar for Johnny Cash). These musicians will play their fingers off to please you in this award winning show! The show delivers the Branson traditions of good, clean, family fun. You will be tapping, laughing, smiling and cheering throughout the performance. Register by June 24.

Influenced by the Mississippi River’s proximity and beauty, architect Jean Nouvel’s vision for “theaters in the sky” made way for countless architectural feats. In this 45 minute behindthe –scenes walking tour, you’ll visit the Guthrie’s signature thrust and proscenium stages, where large scale and epic classical plays, intimate and contemporary plays, international productions, new work and artist development are held. The Guthrie, one of the nation’s most prominent regional theaters, is a landmark destination, serving audiences and enhancing the quality of life in Minnesota. After the guided tour, guests will view the Endless Bridge and visit the gift store. Lunch will be at the Level Five Café. Menu: Soup and sandwich special with beverage. Register by July 24. Program: 6618 Cost: $50 per person includes guided tour, lunch, tax, gratuity, transportation and escort. Times: Depart 9:15 am from New Hope K-Mart lot (NW corner), Return 1:30 pm

Scarecrow Festival – September 22 We’ll arrive at Emma Krumbee’s in Belle Plaine and enjoy a delicious baked chicken dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, cranberry sauce, dinner roll and beverage. Following our meal, walk to the bakery, general store, orchard and festival grounds. The annual Scarecrow Festival began as a small community activity that has expanded into an attraction that now draws visitors from around the Midwest. You are able to walk through the field featuring over a hundred hand crafted scarecrows. Admission to the festival includes a wagon ride into the orchard to pick apples, pumpkins and possibly strawberries. Before we leave, make sure to purchase bakery goods, apples, jams and other items designed for fall pleasures! Register by September 2. Program: 6619 Cost: $49 per person includes lunch, admission, transpor- tation, tax, gratuity and escort Times: Depart 9:45 a.m. from New Hope K-Mart lot (NW corner), Return about 4 p.m.

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

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Outdoor Pool Milton C. Honsey Swimming Pool 4301 Xylon Avenue North v 763-531-5177

The Milton C. Honsey Swimming Pool boasts a fifty meter, eight lane outdoor pool with small slide, ADA ramp, stair entry, lap lanes, one- and three-meter diving boards, and 13-foot drop slide. A separate kiddie pool features a mushroom fountain, playhouse structure with fountains, swing and slide. Concessions are available. Baskets are available for secure storage of valuables while you enjoy the pool. The pool is heated to a comfortable 82 degrees.

Level 4 Course: 6727, 9-9:45 a.m. Course: 6731, 10-10:45 a.m. Course: 6735, 11-11:45 a.m. Level 5 Course: 6739, 9-9:45 a.m. Course: 6743, 10-10:45 a.m. Course: 6747, 11-11:45 a.m. Level 6-Fitness Swimmer Course: 6752, 12-12:45 p.m.

Session 2 Evening: Monday-Friday, June 27-July 8 (no class July 4) Levels 1, 2, 3 Course: 6756, 5:30-6:20 p.m. Course: 6757, 6:30-7:20 p.m.

Session 3: Monday-Friday, July 11-22

June 11-August 14 (closed 7/22- 7/24) 1-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-7 p.m. Weekends Daily admission: $7 per person, $5 per person after 5 p.m. Coupon book: $50 (book of 10 daily admission coupons) ➤ Everyone who enters the gate after 1 p.m. must have a pool pass, coupon, or pay the daily admission. ➤ Children born after 01/01/09 are free. ➤ Children 10 and under must be accompanied by a guardian age 15 or older. ➤ No food or coolers allowed. Plastic water bottles permitted. ➤ You must pass a swim test in order to swim in the deep end. ➤ Only swimwear may be worn in the pool. No t-shirts, shorts or shoes allowed. ➤ Tight-fitting plastic pants or swim diapers must be worn if a child is still in diapers. ➤ No flotation suits, personal flotation devices (PFD’s) or toys will be allowed. ➤ Bad weather may cause the pool to close early.

Swimming Lessons The New Hope pool offers four sessions of Red Cross certified swimming lessons for youth. To ensure proper placement, every child is tested on the first day. Fee: $49 Residents $56 Nonresidents

Session 1: Monday-Friday, June 13-24 Little Ones Course: 6760, 12-12:30 p.m. Levels 1, 2 Course: 6702, 9-9:45 a.m. Course: 6706, 10-10:45 a.m. Course: 6710, 11-11:45 a.m. Level 3 Course: 6714, 9-9:45 a.m. Course: 6718, 10-10:45 a.m. Course: 6722, 11-11:45 a.m. Level 4 Course: 6726, 9-9:45 a.m. Course: 6730, 10-10:45 a.m. Course: 6734, 11-11:45 a.m.

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Level 5 Course: 6738, 9-9:45 a.m. Course: 6742, 10-10:45 a.m. Course: 6746, 11-11:45 a.m. GuardStart: Lifeguarding Tomorrow Course: 6750, 12-12:45 p.m.

Session 1 Evening: Monday-Friday, June 13-24 Levels 1, 2, 3 Course: 6754, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Course: 6755, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Session 2: Monday-Friday, June 27-July 8 Little Ones Course: 6761, 12-12:35 p.m. Levels 1, 2 Course: 6703, 9-9:45 a.m. Course: 6707, 10-10:45 a.m. Course: 6711, 11-11:45 a.m. Level 3 Course: 6715, 9-9:45 a.m. Course: 6719, 10-10:45 a.m. Course: 6723, 11-11:45 a.m.

Little Ones Course: 6762, 12-12:30 p.m. Levels 1, 2 Course: 6704, 9-9:45 a.m. Course: 6708, 10-10:45 a.m. Course: 6712, 11-11:45 a.m. Level 3 Course: 6716, 9-9:45 a.m. Course: 6720, 10-10:45 a.m. Course: 6724, 11-11:45 a.m. Level 4 Course: 6728, 9-9:45 a.m. Course: 6732, 10-10:45 a.m. Course: 6736, 11-11:45 a.m. Level 5 Course: 6740, 9-9:45 a.m. Course: 6744, 10-10:45 a.m. Course: 6748, 11-11:45 a.m. GuardStart: Lifeguarding Tomorrow Course: 6751, 12-12:45 p.m.

Session 4: Monday-Friday, July 25-August 5 Little Ones Course: 6763, 12-12:30 p.m. Levels 1, 2 Course: 6709, 10-10:45 a.m. Course: 6713, 11-11:45 a.m. Level 3 Course: 6721, 10-10:45 a.m. Course: 6725, 11-11:45 a.m. Level 4 Course: 6733, 10-10:45 a.m. Course: 6737, 11-11:45 a.m. Level 5 Course: 6745, 10-10:45 a.m. Course: 6749, 11-11:45 a.m. Level 6-Fitness Swimmer Course: 6753, 12-12:45 p.m.

Session 4 Evening: Monday-Friday, July 25-August 5 Levels 1, 2, 3 Course: 6758, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Course: 6759, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Swimming Lesson Skill Level Descriptions Little Ones For children ages 3 to 4. Children must be potty trained to participate in Little Ones. Students will learn basic water skills, such as blowing bubbles, submerging their faces, paddling and floating, and become familiar with safe water practices. Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills Must be 5 years or older by the first day of class. Four year olds who have passed Little Ones may register for Level 1 with Instructor approval. The objective is to help students feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely. Elementary aquatic skills are taught. Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills Passed level 1 or equivalent. Students learn to float without support, fundamentals of treading water, front and back glides and floats, and changing direction of travel while swimming on front or back. Level 3 - Stroke Development Passed level 2 or equivalent. The objective is to coordinate the front and back crawl and elementary backstroke. Students are introduced to the flutter, scissor, dolphin and breaststroke kicks, the fundamentals of treading water, and diving from the side of the pool.

Level 4 - Stroke Improvement Passed level 3 or equivalent. Students will continue to build on the front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, butterfly, and flutter and dolphin kicks on back. Swimming under water and survival swimming will also be taught. Level 5 - Stroke Refinement Passed level 4 or equivalent. Students will work on stroke refinement. Flip turns on the front and back are introduced, as well as tuck and pike surface dives. Level 6 - Fitness Swimmer Students learn basic techniques of fitness swimming, including using a pace clock, pull buoy, fins and paddles. This class will prepare students to participate in a competitive swimming atmosphere or as a fitness swimmer. GuardStart: Lifeguarding Tomorrow Passed level 4. Students will improve their stroke mechanics, endurance and fitness level for the skills necessary to become a lifeguard, learn how to supervise others around the water, respond to rescue situations and provide basiclevel first aid, and learn about leadership characteristics and skills necessary to become a lifeguard.

For registration information and a mail-in form, turn to page 24

Golf Course

Pool

New Hope Village Golf Course 8130 Bass Lake Road v 763-531-5178

For information on... adult golf leagues or lessons – page 16 youth golf leagues or lessons – page 3 parent/child golf lessons –page 14

Group Outings/Picnic Pavilion

Lap Swimming

Swim Club

Dates: Monday-Friday, June 13- August 5 (no lap swimming 7/22) Time: 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Fee: $25 for a 10-punch pass or $3 for a daily pass No charge for season pass holders. Purchase passes at recreation office.

The New Hope/Crystal/Plymouth Swim Club is your community’s USS competitive swimming program. If swimming could be your sport, come give them a try. They offer a yearround swimming program with a special midsummer Olympic Swim Clinic. For further information call 763-856-6427 or visit http://nhcp.usswim.net

Birthday Parties at the Pool Celebrate your child’s birthday at the New Hope Pool. For one great price your party will receive admission to the pool and a special birthday table in the concessions area. Each partygoer will receive a hot dog, chips and pop. You may bring your own cake when you book a party. The birthday child and one adult chaperone receive free admission. Reservation and payment are required at least one week in advance. Call 763-531-5151 to book your party now! Fee: $9 per person

Your New Hope Village Golf Course is a beautiful nine-hole course with a par of 27. The course lies on 23 acres of gently rolling terrain. With large mature trees, water hazards and sand traps throughout the course, players of all skill levels will be challenged. These features make New Hope Village Golf Course a great place for people of all ages and all skill levels to enjoy the game of golf. The beautiful, air-conditioned clubhouse offers a wide variety of snacks and beverages and is a great place to relax after a round of golf.

Open Golf The golf course has plenty of opportunities for open golf. A round of golf only takes about 90 minutes. Reservations are accepted up to seven days in advance. Golf carts, pull carts, and clubs are available for rental.

There will be no open swimming at the New Hope Pool on July 22-24 due to a swim meet. Open swimming will be available at the Crystal Pool that weekend.

2011 Greens Fees Adults-$14 Seniors-$12 Juniors-$9.50 Punch cards and pass books are also available with reduced greens fees.

New Hope/Crystal Pool Pass Get an entire season of outdoor swimming fun at the New Hope Pool and use the Crystal pool for no additional charge. Return the application form on the bottom of page 24 to New Hope Parks and Recreation Department, 4401 Xylon Avenue North, New Hope, MN 55428. A receipt indicating your season pass number will be mailed to you.

About the Season Pass • A family is defined as one or two adults and their dependent children under age 21, living at the same address. • One babysitter/nanny over age 15 may be included on a family pass. • Children born after 1/1/09 are free. • You must pay for each person listed on the family pass. • No guests or substitutions allowed.

How to use the Pool Pass: • Identify yourself at the admission window by giving your family pass number and your name. • The pass number will be checked with pool records. • Proof of address, phone number, and age for all listed on the family pass must be provided, if requested. • Any violation, misrepresentation, or falsification will result in forfeiture of the season pool pass and all monies paid for the pass. See page 24 for a pool pass application form or call 763-531-5151

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Golf Course

New Hope Village Golf Course is the perfect course to hold your next company, family or group outing. Since the golf course is designed for all levels of skill, everyone will be able to play and not feel intimidated. A great feature that is available for your outing is the picnic pavilion. The pavilion is covered, with gas grills available for your use. Restrooms are conveniently located nearby. Call 763-531-5178 to book your outing today.

Clubhouse Rental The clubhouse is available for family gatherings, business meetings, baby and bridal showers, birthday and anniversary parties, and more. Rentals are available from November through mid-March. Call 763-531-5178 for more information.

And More... Off-Leash Dog Parks New Hope has two designated off-leash dog parks: v Civic Center Park, 44th and Xylon avenues (hockey rink) v Lions Park, 38th and Oregon avenues (hockey rink) Dogs must be properly licensed and under verbal control. Pet owners must pick up after their dog. The dog park is open during posted park hours. Admission is free.

The sk8 pad is a tier one park suitable for skateboarders of all skill levels, including beginners. The park features an assortment of modular stainless steel ramps, grind rails, ledges and boxes on a 6,000 square foot concrete pad just west of New Hope City Hall, 4401 Xylon Ave. N. The skate park is free and open during park hours.

Disc Golf Course New Hope has a disc golf course located at Sunnyside Park, 47th and Quebec avenues. The course is free to the public and open during posted park hours. Any league play must be sanctioned by the Parks and Recreation Department. If you are interested in league play please contact us as 763-531-5151.

Facilities Outdoor Facilities Rental The New Hope Parks and Recreation Department has many quality outdoor and indoor 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, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and pickle ball to name a few. You pick the sport and we probably have a place for you to play.

Picnic Pavilions Location: Northwood Park 38th and Boone Hidden Valley Park 32nd and Boone Fee: $35 per hour for New Hope residents/businesses $40 per hour for nonresidents

Tennis Courts Location: Begin Park 54th and Wisconsin Civic Center Park 44th and Xylon Hidden Valley Park 32nd and Boone Lions Park 38th and Oregon Meadow Lake School Park 60th and Boone

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Sunny Hollow School Park Boone and Medicine Lake Road Fee: $22 per player for league usage rentals $27 per hour for special one-time event rentals

Ballfields

Baseball/Softball Location: Lighted Softball 49th and Ensign Lighted Baseball 49th and Ensign Victory Park 55th and International Pkwy Northwood Park (2) 38th and Boone

Soccer Location: Victory Park 55th and International Pkwy Hidden Valley Park 32nd and Boone Lighted Field 49th and Ensign Northwood Park 38th and Boone

Football

Location: Lighted Field 49th and Ensign No Lights Fee: $45 per game resident group $53 per game nonresidents With Lights Fee: $53 per game resident group $65 per game nonresidents

Indoor Facilities Rental Community Gyms The New Hope Community Gyms, 8230 47th Ave N (on the north side of Cooper High School), has two full-size basketball courts available for recreational and athletic activities. Other amenities include a batting cage, concessions area, storage rooms and restrooms. The facility is available during non-school 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. Hourly Rental Fee: $53 per hour per gym resident group $59 per hour per gym non resident group $34 per hour per gym District 281 Athletic Associations

Register early...spaces are limited

Daily Rental (both gyms) Fee: $285 per hour per gym resident group $350 per hour per gym non resident group $225 per hour per gym District 281 Athletic Associations Batting Cage Fee: $15 per hour (user must provide own balls and pitch ing machine) Concession Stand Fee: $220 rental fee plus $75 damage deposit See page 21 for information about off-season rental of the golf course clubhouse

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A resident group is a group in which at least 60 percent of the users consists of New Hope residents. A nonresident group, which includes fewer than 60 percent New Hope residents, pays a higher fee.

And More... French announces retirement Shari French will retire in May after 35 years of service to the city of New Hope. Shari began her career as a recreation supervisor in 1975 and was promoted to director of the New Hope Parks and Recreation Department in 1985. Thanks, Shari for your service and dedication to this department!

Step To It Challenge Do you have a competitive spirit? Do you want a fun and easy way to get in shape this spring? Then the four-week Step To It Challenge from May 9 to June 5 is for you! The Step To It Challenge is a fun, lighted-hearted way to connect with family, friends, and neighbors and get moving again after a long winter. Twenty-two cities will compete to see which one has the most active residents. Participants from each city will have a chance to be honored by Hennepin County and the Minnesota Twins at a Twins home game during the 2011 season. Keep an ongoing total of the steps you take during the challenge. Using an activity conversion chart, other activities such as biking, skateboarding, Tai Chi, or even just mowing the lawn can also count toward overall steps. A website hosted by Hennepin County makes it easy to register and record your steps online. Register online at www.steptoit.org. Or, if your not online, participate by phone at 612-3485618 or by fax at 612-348-7548.

As the weather warms up, flowers begin to bloom and people are playing outdoors a bit more, don’t forget to bring your camera as you may come across the perfect image for the city’s “In Focus” photography contest. The contest is meant to inspire civic pride, motivate amateur and professional shutterbugs alike and encourage those who live and work in New Hope to explore their city. Entries will be judged on subject matter, composition, clarity, lighting, depth of field, drama/ artistry, degree of difficulty, technical excellence, and overall impact. Watch future city publications and the city website for dates and details.

The New Hope Residential RAVE! Award recognizes the efforts of residential property owners who contribute time and resources to maintaining or improving residential properties in New Hope. Please nominate a New Hope residential property that displays outstanding pride of ownership and/or attentive maintenance. Interior and exterior projects can be nominated.

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This spring, work will begin on installation of new play equipment and other improvements in Lions Park, located at 38th and Oregon Avenues. The current play equipment was purchased in 1989, which makes it the oldest in our park system. The new equipment will have Current play equipment in Lions Park separate play areas for younger and older children and include a handicap accessible surface beneath the play area. Some of the other improvements being considered are finishing the trail system around the entire park, improved lighting in the parking lot and seal coating the parking lot. These additional improvements will depend on getting favorable bids on that portion of the work. The city plans to begin work on the park improvements as soon as weather permits and, hopefully, complete the project by late summer. Look for word on a Grand Opening Celebration to take place sometime in August or September. New play equipment approved for Lions Park

facebook The New Hope Parks and Recreation Department has a page on Facebook! Become a fan to get the latest buzz about New Hope’s awesome recreation programs! Go to www. facebook.com/newhoperecreation.

www.MinnesotaHelp.info www.MinnesotaHelp.info is a website with thousands of resources to help people find services to meet their needs. For consumers who don’t have use of the Internet or who prefer a one-on-one conversation, help is still available. The Senior LinkAge Line (1-800-333-2433) and Disability Linkage Line (1-866-333-2466) utilize this database to connect people and resources over the telephone.

Thank you, Adopt-a-Park volunteers

"Fire In the Sky" by Jennifer Schmidt was one of last year's photo contest winners.

Community Garden

RAVE! Award

Lions Park Improvements

The Hope Grows community garden will take seed this growing season at Emergency Foodshelf Network, located at 54th and Zealand avenues. Hope Grows is a volunteer-run committee of citizens and organizations dedicated to growing food and community in New Hope. The garden will have approximately 20 stalls available for rent for the season. The garden will also have plots dedicated as communal spaces which will be nurtured by volunteers. Food raised at the communal garden space will be donated to the foodshelf. Volunteering to tend the communal spaces will make a perfect community service project for youth groups, churches, organizations and businesses. For more information, call 763-531-5196.

The city of New Hope would like to thank the individuals and groups, listed below, for their participation in the New Hope Adopt-a-Park program in 2010. Adopt-a-Park volunteers have assisted the city in keeping New Hope’s parks clean and beautiful since 1994. Adopt-a-Park activities include such things as litter pick up, flower planting, tree planting, and Begin Park................................ Cub Scout Pack 126, Den 3 painting park signs. Civic Center Park....................New Hope Women of Today This public service Corner Park.....................Kath Hammerseng, Edina Realty program is open Dorothy Mary Park..........................New Hope Employees to community Elm Grove Park....................................Cub Scout Pack 163 groups, civic orgErickson Drive........................................The Uecker Family anizations, Fred Sims Park.....................................Cub Scout Pack 527 churches, and Holiday Park............................................ The Lacny Family individuals. Hidden Valley Park................................. New Hope Church If your group is Jaycee Park........................................................AVAILABLE interested in Liberty Park.........................................Cub Scout Pack 533 adopting a park, Lions Park................................................ Northwest YMCA please call Shawn Little Acre Park................................... Girl Scout Troop 330 Markham, city Meadow Lake Park............ Meadow Lake Student Council forester/contract New Hope Athletic Field........................Pat Crough Family manager, at Northwood Park................................Boy Scout Troop 534 763-592-6763. Terra Linda Park.................................... Golden Valley VFW Victory Park.....Student Advisory to the Board of Education (S.A.B.E.) District 281

Registration

Mark your calendars...

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

By phone...763-531-5151 Bike Rodeo – May 4

Register by phone with a major credit card.

Vehicle Fair – May 21

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 client ID numbers to register. Please call to obtain these numbers.

By Mail... Wet & Wild Water Day - August 5

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

Duk Duk Daze – July 15-17

Think the kids will get tired of going to the New Hope pool?

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.

Don’t hold your breath! Season pool passes are available at early-bird rates until June 8. The pool opens June 11. Call 763-531-5151 for details.

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

Parks are great location for your event Looking for a convenient place to meet as a neighborhood for a fun event? Keep in mind that your local park would be a great location. The shelter buildings at Hidden Valley and Northwood Parks can also be rented for personal or company parties/events. Ballfields can be reserved at New Hope Athletic Field complex, Hidden Valley, Northwood, and Victory Parks. Picnic game kits are also available for a nominal fee. For more information, contact the Recreation office at 763-531-5151.

Program Registration

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 763-5315152.

2011 New Hope/Crystal Pool Pass Application Last Name _ ___________________________________ Home Address _________________________________

Name

City __________________________________________

Address

Phone _____________________ Date ______________

Birthdate

Age

Grade

Sex: M ❑ F ❑

Email Phone (H) Activity

Name Birthdate #1 ______________________________ _ ___________ #2 ______________________________ _ ___________

(W) Fee Enclosed

#3 ______________________________ _ ___________

Course Number

Location

#4 ______________________________ _ ___________

Date(s)

Time

#5 ______________________________ _ ___________

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.

Parent/Participant Signature:

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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. In the case of baseball and softball, a coach will call before the first practice with specifics. 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.

#6 ______________________________ _ ___________ Early Rates (through June 8) Family Size 1 2 3 4 5 6

NH/Crystal Residents $40 $58 $76 $94 $112 $130

All Others $55 $77 $99 $121 $143 $165

Regular Rates (after June 8) Family Size 1 2 3 4 5 6

Staff Use Only Amount Paid $________

NH/Crystal Residents $55 $76 $97 $118 $139 $160

All Others $70 $95 $120 $145 $170 $195

Staff Initials ______ Visa/MC ___ Cash ___ Check # _________

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


Spring/Summer 2011 In Motion