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Winter-Spring 2010-11

A publication of the New Hope Parks and Recreation Department

Youth/Teen

Girls’ Basketball Camp

Winter Vacation Youth Sports Camps Skateboard Camp at 3rd Lair

Girls’ Volleyball Camp Girls in grades 6-8 will learn the basic volleyball skills of serving, passing, hitting, digging and blocking. The camp will be led by the Cooper High School coaching staff and players. Course: 6296 Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday December 21 and 22 Time: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Location: New Hope Community Gyms 8230 47th Ave N (north end of Cooper High) Fee: $30 Residents of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale $36 Nonresidents

For the expert to the beginner, and everyone in between…Experienced instructors will teach the basics – balance, pushing, dropping in, skatepark safety and etiquette to youth ages 6 and older. Equipment required is skateboard and helmet. Knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards are strongly recommended. All equipment is available at no extra charge. Once your registration is received, you will be sent a special waiver form along with additional information. Parents must provide transportation to 3rd Lair. Open skating is available in the afternoon and is included in the fee. Parents can pick up anytime in the afternoon at your convenience. When registering, please make sure you indicate the specific dates you are requesting. Registration deadline is two weeks prior.

Winter Session

Dates: December 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

Spring Session

Dates: March 28, 29, 30, 31, April 1

Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: 3rd Lair, 850 Florida Ave N Golden Valley Fee: $47 per day without lunch $51 per day with lunch Prsrt Std U.S. Postage

City of New Hope A great place to grow!

PAID Minneapolis, MN Permit No. 2330

This camp, for girls in grades 4-6, will help participants become more skilled and complete basketball players. Players will work on drills to improve their skills in ball handling, shooting, rebounding, defense, and strategies of the game. The camp will be taught by Cooper head girls’ basketball coach Jen Rademacher and players. Course: 6295 Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday December 21 and 22 Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: New Hope Community Gyms 8230 47th Ave N (north end of Cooper High) Fee: $30 Residents of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale $36 Nonresidents

Sports Unlimited Multi-Sport Camp Come join us for a variety of sports during this two-day camp. Boys and girls ages 6-11 will get a chance to explore flag football, soccer and lacrosse in a fun and non-competitive setting. Make sure and wear comfortable clothes, tennis shoes and bring your own water bottle. Instructors provided by Sports Unlimited. Course: 6308 Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday, December 28 and 29 Time: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Location: New Hope Community Gyms 8230 47th Ave N Fee: $41 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $47 Nonresidents

4401 Xylon Avenue North New Hope, MN 55428

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

Boys’ Basketball Camp This camp, for boys in grades 4-6, will help participants become more skilled and complete basketball players while having a blast playing the game! Players will work on drills to improve their skills in ball handling, shooting, rebounding, defense and strategies of the game. The camp will be run by Cooper head boys’ basketball coach David Johnson, his staff and players. Course: 6294 Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday December 21 and 22 Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: New Hope Community Gyms 8230 47th Ave N (north end of Cooper High) Fee: $30 Residents of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale $36 Nonresidents

Register online today! Internet users can sign up for most recreation programs 24 hours a day, seven days a week with Rec Express. To register online with a major credit card, simply click on the Rec Express link on the bottom left side of the city’s home page, www. ci.new-hope.mn.us. Users will need a family account password and a client ID number for the family member taking the class. To obtain these, call 763-531-5151 during normal business hours.


Table of Contents Youth/Teen

Families

5 Art Classes 6 Athletic Associations 4 Babysitter’s Training 4 Basic Aid Training (B.A.T.) 1 Basketball Camp (boys) 1 Basketball Camp (girls) 3 Basketball League 5 Broadway Kids Acting Class 6 Discovering Dinosaurs 6 Early Childhood Education 4 First Aid for Children Today 2 Gymnastics 4 Kid Smart Self-Defense 5 Letters to Santa 3 Little Tigers Martial Arts 1 Multi-Sport Camp 3 Musketeers Fencing 5 Outdoor Skills and Thrills 3 Rink Rat Hockey 4 Safe On My Own 6 Science 1 Skateboard Camps 3 Skating Lessons 5 Snowman Bowl 3 Soccer 6 Spa Day 5 Spring Break Sports Camps 6 Story Puppets 3 Tennis (indoor) 3 Tumbling Tots 1 Volleyball Camp (girls) 5 WebKinz Wearables 6 Winter Guard 6 Winter White-Out Dance 3 Wrestling

11 Adaptive Recreation and Inclusion 7 Target Center Events 7 Music For Everyone 7 Xcel Center Events

Parent + Child

7 Candy Creations 7 First Steps in Musicland 7 Holly the Elf 6 KidCreate Classes 7 Princess Pocahontas 7 Soccer

Course: 6464 Tuesdays 5:45-7:15 p.m. Course: 6373 Tuesdays 7:15-8:45 p.m. Fee: $95 Course 6373 or 6464 $125 Course 6372 $175 two advanced classes (Nonresidents add $7)

Adults 10 Community Tripsters 8 CPR Training 8 Dance 9 Defensive Driving 9 Donut Make You Wonder? 8 First Aid Training 8 Fitness Class 9 Five Cities Transportation 9 Golf Leagues 9 H.O.M.E. 8 Northwest Metro Adult Sports 9 Softball Leagues 9 Walking Track (indoor) 8 Who Am I Self Portrait 9 www.MinnesotaHelp.info

Facilities 11 Community Gyms 11 Golf Course Clubhouse Rental 11 Ice Arena Community Room Rental 11 Outdoor Facilities Rental 12 Skating Rinks (outdoor)

Golf Course 11 Clubhouse Rental 9 Golf Leagues (spring/summer)

Ice Arena 11 Community Room Rental 12 High School Hockey Schedules 4 Open Skating 4 Skating Lessons 9 Walking Track (indoor)

Registration 12 Registration Information/Form

Spring Session Tuesday Sessions: March 15-May 17 Wednesday Sessions: March 16-May 18 Thursday Sessions: March 17-May 19 Saturday Sessions: March 12-May 14 (No classes 3/29, 3/30, 3/31, 4/23)

Beginner Ages 4-5:

Gymnastics Get ready for another exciting session of gymnastics. Our quality gymnastics staff will continue to provide their expertise to help participants achieve better physical fitness, coordination, and gymnastics skills – all while having a great time! The program has an ability-level curriculum designed to help you determine which class is best for your child. Location: Sandburg School (Gym A) 2400 Sandburg Lane Golden Valley

Winter Session Tuesday Sessions: January 11-March 8 Wednesday Sessions: January 12-March 9 Thursday Sessions: January 13-March 10 Saturday Sessions: January 8-March 5

Beginner Ages 4-5:

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

Parks and Recreation Department Staff Shari French..................................................... Director of Parks and Recreation Jim Corbett.............................................................Recreation Facilities Manager Susan Rader.......................................................................Recreation Supervisor Steve Ellingson........................................................................Athletic Supervisor Mark Severson......................................................... Golf Course Superintendent Matt Remore..........................................................Arena Maintenance Operator John Blasiak....................................... Street and Parks Maintenance Supervisor Penny Spitzer...................................................Administrative Support Specialist Jill Smisek.......................................................................Office Support Specialist

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Youth/Teen

Course: 6364 Wednesdays 6:15-7 p.m. Course: 6365 Saturdays 9-9:45 a.m. Fee: $57 (Nonresidents add $7)

Beginner – Intermediate Ages 6+: Course: 6366 Beg/Inter 6-9 Wednesdays 7-8 p.m. Course: 6367 Beginner 6-9 Thursdays 4:45-5:45 p.m. Course: 6368 Beginner 6-9 Saturdays 9:45-10:45 a.m. Fee: $67 (Nonresidents of New Hope add $7) Course: 6369 Beg/Inter 10+ Thursdays 5:45-7 p.m. Course: 6370 Intermediate 6+ Saturdays 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. Course: 6371 Intermediate 6+ Saturdays 12-1:15 p.m. Fee: $78 (Nonresidents add $7)

Advanced/Advanced 2: Course: 6372 Saturdays 1:15-3:15 p.m.

Course: 6374 Wednesdays 6:15-7 p.m. Course: 6375 Saturdays 9-9:45 a.m. Fee: $57 (Nonresidents add $7)

Beginner – Intermediate Ages 6+: Course: 6376 Beg/Inter 6-9 Wednesdays 7-8 p.m. Course: 6377 Beginner 6-9 Thursdays 5-6 p.m. Course: 6378 Beginner 6-9 Saturdays 9:45-10:45 a.m. Fee: $67 (Nonresidents of New Hope add $7) Course: 6379 Beg/Inter 10+ Tuesdays 6-7:15 p.m. Course: 6380 Intermediate 6+ Saturdays 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. Course: 6381 Intermediate 6+ Saturdays 12-1:15 p.m. Fee: $78 (Nonresidents add $7)

Advanced/Advanced 2: Course: 6382 Advanced/Advanced 2 Saturdays 1:15-3:15 p.m. Course: 6383 Advanced/Advanced 2 Tuesdays 7:15-8:45 p.m. Fee: $95 Course 6383 $125 Course 6382 $175 Courses 6382 and 6383 (Nonresidents add $7)

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

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


Youth/Teen Tumbling Tots This is a great program to start your pre-schooler, ages 3 to 4, on their way to developing basic gymnastics and tumbling skills. The kids, with the help of a parent and our gymnastics staff, will develop gross motor skills through tumbling, get an introduction to the various pieces of gymnastics equipment, and have lots of fun and games. A parent must participate! Course: 6384 Dates: Wednesdays, January 12- March 9 Course: 6385 Dates: Wednesdays, March 16- May 18 (no class 3/30) Time: 5:30–6:15 p.m. Location: Sandburg School (Gym A) 2400 Sandburg Lane Golden Valley Fee: $49 New Hope residents $56 Nonresidents

Youth Wrestling This program, for kids in grades K-6, will help your child develop proper wrestling techniques and a positive competitive attitude. The emphasis will be on having a great time with the sport of wrestling. The program will culminate with an in-house tournament at the New Hope Community Gyms on February 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. Dates: Tuesdays, November 23 to February 8 (No class 12/21 or 12/28) Course: 6193 Pups-Grades K-3 6-7 p.m. Course: 6194 Huskies-Grades 4-6 7:15-8:15 p.m. Location: New Hope Elementary 8301 47th Ave N Wrestling room Fee: $51 Residents of New Hope or Plymouth $57 Nonresidents

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Little Tigers

Rink Rat Hockey Spend the best months of winter playing hockey outdoors! This is a co-rec program for boys and girls ages 5-11. The program consists of two pre-season practices and instructional games every Friday evening and late Sunday afternoon from January 2 to February 11. Coaches instruct and officiate all games. There will be no goalies, just goal covers. Home games will be played in New Hope. Games will also be played in nearby communities, including Minnetonka, St. Louis Park, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Plymouth, and Crystal. Games will not be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Participants must provide their own transportation and equipment (hockey skates, stick, helmet with mask, mouth guard, shin pads, hockey gloves, elbow pads and protective cup). Schedules will be mailed the week of December 27. Fee includes league jersey and participation award. Register by December 10. Location: New Hope home ice at Civic Center Park, 4401 Xylon Ave N Fee: $42 Course: 6195 Ages 5-6 Course: 6196 Ages 7-8 Course: 6197 Ages 9-11

Grades 7-12 Basketball League Jointly offered by the cities of New Hope and Crystal, this recreational league will emphasize participation and fun! Please note this program is for players who do not play on traveling or high school league teams. Partial teams may be combined with other sponsoring communities. Age divisions or genders may be combined based on total registrations. Practices will be held during the week and will be scheduled by coaches. Games will be played on Saturdays between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. (schedule TBD). Register by December 10 or until filled.

Volunteer Coaches Needed

Revolutionary Sports – MightyStars Soccer The MightyStars program is designed for youth ages 5-8, who wish to further enhance basic skills such as dribbling, passing and shooting. Participants will have the opportunity to play in games and learn the values of sportsmanship and teamwork while having fun in a semi-competitive environment. Emphasis is placed on team play and sportsmanship. This class is suitable for new and existing players. Course: 6317 Dates: Tuesdays, January 11 February 22 (no class 2/8) Course: 6318 Dates: Tuesdays, March 1-April 12 (no class 3/29) Time: 6:45-7:45 p.m. Location: New Hope Community Gyms 8230 47th Ave N (north end of Cooper High) Fee: $45 New Hope residents $52 Nonresidents

Parents, please consider volunteeringyour child’s fee may be waived. Dates: January 10-March 12 Location: School District #281 Gyms Fee: $62 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $68 Nonresidents Course: 6198 Boys, Grades 7-9 Course: 6199 Girls, Grades 7-9 Course: 6200 Boys, Grades 10-12 Course: 6201 Girls, Grades 10-12

Rockin’ Rackets Indoor Tennis This is a great way to introduce your child to the great lifetime game of tennis. Kids ages 4-8 will learn the basic skills of tennis in a very fun and non-intimidating way. Kids will be grouped according to their age and ability. Scaled-down equipment will be provided. All kids need to bring is a desire to have fun! Dates: Tuesdays, January 11 February 22 (no class 2/8) Course: 6319 Time: 6-6:45 p.m. Dates: Tuesdays, March 1-April 12 (no class 3/29) Course: 6320 Time: 6-6:45 p.m. Location: New Hope Community Gyms 8230 47th Ave N (north end of Cooper High) Fee: $44 New Hope residents $51 Nonresidents

Children ages 3-5 years, will learn basic selfdefense and martial arts skills while working on developing coordination and flexibility. Basic kicks and punches are taught through a variety of exercises and fun games. This program promotes focus, discipline and respect. Instructor: Master Tom Malone. *Note: Sign up for both sessions and receive a free shirt! Deadline to register is one week prior to start of each session. Course: 6315 Dates: Tuesdays, January 11 February 15 Course: 6316 Dates: Tuesdays, March 1-April 5 Time: 10-10:30 a.m. Location: New Hope Ice Arena 4949 Louisiana Ave N community room Fee: $49 per session residents of New Hope, Crystal and Golden Valley $56 per session nonresidents

Musketeers Fencing Class Children ages 6-11 will learn real fencing skills while having fun in our special Musketeers Fencing Class! This program, provided 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 skill, social and perceptual growth by teaching safe, age appropriate foil fencing skills to each child. All equipment is provided. Registration deadline is one week prior to each session. Course: 6321 Dates: Mondays, January 17 February 21 Course: 6322 Dates: Mondays, March 7-April 11 Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Location: New Hope Community Gyms 8230 47th Ave N Fee: $63 per session residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $70 per session nonresidents


Youth/Teen Course: 6399 Pre-Alpha ages 6-12, 10-10:30 a.m. Course: 6400 Adults, 10-10:30 a.m. Course: 6401 Beta, 10:30-11 a.m. Course: 6402 Gamma, 10:30-11 a.m. Course: 6403 Delta, 10:30-11 a.m. Course: 6404 Freestyle 1, 10:30-11 a.m. Course: 6405 Freestyle 2, 10:30-11 a.m. Fee: $80 New Hope residents $87 Nonresidents

Private Lessons

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 and 2 are all skill levels of the testing program. Classes are taught by Dawn Landon and her fine staff. Participants will need their own skates with guards. Tots are encouraged to wear helmets. Private lessons are also available. For additional information call the New Hope Parks and Recreation Department at 763-531-5151 or the ice arena at 763-531-5181. Location: New Hope Ice Arena, 4949 Louisiana Ave N

Monday Classes Dates: January 3-March 14 (no class 2/21) Course: 6391 Tots ages 3-5, 6:30-7 p.m. Course: 6389 Alpha, 6:30-7 p.m. Course: 6386 ISI Beg Hockey, 6:30-7 p.m. Course: 6387 Pre-Alpha ages 6-12, 7-7:30 p.m. Course: 6388 Adults, 7-7:30 p.m. Course: 6390 Beta, 7-7:30 p.m. Course: 6392 Gamma, 7-7:30 p.m. Course: 6393 Delta, 7-7:30 p.m. Course: 6394 Freestyle 1, 7:30-8 p.m. Course: 6395 Freestyle 2, 7:30-8 p.m.

Saturday Classes Dates: January 8-March 19 (no class 2/5) Course: 6396 Tots ages 3-5, 9:30-10 a.m. Course: 6397 Alpha, 9:30-10 a.m. Course: 6398 ISI Beg Hockey, 9:30-10 a.m.

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Course: 6406 Mondays 7:30-8:45 p.m. Fee: $175 New Hope residents $182 Nonresidents Course: 6407 Saturdays, 11 a.m. 12 p.m. Fee: $150 New Hope residents $157 Nonresidents

Definitions: Tots/Pre-Alpha (Beginner): Students learn the two foot glide, forward and backward swizzles, one foot glide, backward wiggle. ISI Beginning Hockey Skills: For kids ages 5-10. Students must be able to skate forward.

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 and learn business skills such as writing a resume and interviewing for a job. Students should bring a bag lunch. Deadline to register is one week prior to the class. Fee: $63 New Hope residents $70 Nonresidents Course: 6418 Date: Wednesday, December 29 Course: 6419 Date: Wednesday, March 30 Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: New Hope City Hall 4401 Xylon Ave N conference room

Alpha: Passed Beginner or equivalent. Students learn forward stroking, forward crossovers on right and left, and one foot snowplow stop. Beta: Passed Alpha or equivalent. Students learn backward stroking, backward crossovers and t-stops on right and left. Gamma: Passed Beta or equivalent. Students learn forward outside 3-turn on right and left, Mohawk combination on right and left, and hockey stop. Delta: Passed Gamma or equivalent. Students learn forward inside 3-turn on right and left, forward edges inside and outside, bunny hop, and a choice of Shoot the Duck or Lunge to a one foot glide. Freestyle 1: Passed Delta or equivalent. Students learn forward inside pivot, two foot spin, forward spiral, half flip, waltz jump, and backward edges inside and outside. Freestyle 2: Passed Freestyle 1 or equivalent. Students learn ballet jump, half tow walley, half Lutz, one foot spin, two forward spirals, and dance step.

Indoor Open Skating The New Hope Ice Arena’s open skating schedule for winter includes most Fridays, 6:30-8 p.m. and Sundays, 4-6 p.m. No rental skates available. Schedule may vary. A complete schedule is available each week at the Ice Arena. Call 763-531-5181 for more details. Fee: $3.50 per person, per day.

Kid Smart 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 for no additional cost. Register by March 21. Course: 6314 Date: Monday, March 28 Time: 6-8 p.m. Location: New Hope City Hall 4401 Xylon Ave N conference room Fee: $37 Residents of New Hope and Crystal $44 Nonresidents

Register early...spaces are limited

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. Registration deadline is one week prior. Course: 6420 Date: Saturday, January 22 Time: 9-10:30 a.m. Course: 6421 Date: Thursday, March 31 Time: 12:30-2 p.m. Location: New Hope City Hall 4401 Xylon Ave N Fee: $16 New Hope residents $23 Nonresidents

Basic Aid Training (B.A.T.) Students ages 8-12 will learn emergency response skills, rescue breathing, and ways to prevent and care for choking, wounds, nosebleeds, falls and animal bites. Lessons include responses for fire safety, poisoning, water accidents, substance abuse and more. (Scouts Note: Use this class for Weeblos Readyman Badge or Junior Girl Scouts First Aid Badge.) Students should bring a bag lunch. Register by February 19. Course: 6422 Date: Saturday, February 26 Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: New Hope City Hall 4401 Xylon Ave N Fee: $53 New Hope residents $60 Nonresidents

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 March 24. Course: 6423 Date: Thursday, March 31 Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: New Hope City Hall 4401 Xylon Ave N Fee: $25 New Hope residents $32 Nonresidents


Youth/Teen Revolutionary Sports Spring Break Camps Soccer, handball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton, floor hockey, lacrosse, flag football, and baseball! Youth in grades K-5 will benefit from a structured experience that focuses on learning and enjoying the sport, while playing fun games. Classes are coordinated by nationally licensed and certified coach John Richardson from Revoluntionary Sports. Sign up for all week or pick the days that you like the best. Participants will be divided by age and ability. No equipment or experience is necessary. Participants should come dressed appropriately with shoes, and athletic wear appropriate for indoor or outdoor play. Don’t forget your water bottle and a snack if you want one. Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: New Hope Community Gyms 8230 47th Ave N (north end of Cooper High) Fee: $40 per day $100 for three days $140 all week (nonresidents of New Hope add $7) Course: 6427 Soccer and Handball Date: Monday, March 28 Course: 6428 Basketball and Volleyball Date: Tuesday, March 29 Course: 6429 Tennis and Badminton Date: Wednesday, March 30 Course: 6430 Floor Hockey and Lacrosse Date: Thursday, March 31 Course: 6431 Flag Football and Baseball Date: Friday, April 1

Letters to Santa It’s time to send your letters to Santa! Once again, Santa Claus will have a special mailbox at the New Hope Parks and Recreation office. Santa Claus requests that each letter include the full name and address of each child so he and his elves can answer each one. Children can drop off letters through December 10. This special mailbox is only for children who live in New Hope.

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WebKinz Wearables What would your favorite plush pal like to wear? We’ll make ponchos, hats, earphones and more, everything your WebKinz needs to be super stylish. Youth ages 5-12 bring your pal to class to try on all its new gear! Register by December 20. Course: 6327 Date: Tuesday, December 28 Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $16 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $23 Nonresidents

Outdoor Skills and Thrills Ice Fishing Youth ages 8-12 will learn what equipment is needed to have a successful ice fishing trip. We’ll look at different types of lures and bait, watch an ice auger in action, and see how a fish house is set up. Class includes ice and cold weather safety and emergency response. After instructions, participants will have a hands-on experience fishing with a juggle stick. Be sure to dress for the weather. All equipment is supplied. Register by January 13. Course: 6323 Date: Monday, January 24 Time: 1-2:30 p.m. Location: French Regional Park 12605 County Road 9 Visitor Center Fee: $10 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $17 Nonresidents

Cross Country Skiing

Snowman Bowl Youth ages 5-12 join us to create this adorable Snowman Bowl! Use it to serve all your favorite goodies in for all your Bowl parties! You won’t want to miss this! We provide all the supplies necessary to create this project! All of our projects are non-toxic and food safe! Each piece of pottery will be clear glazed and fired by Lid Pad Ceramics staff, and will be available for pick-up by January 31. Parents are welcome to stay if they would like to. Register by January 14. Course: 6328 Date: Saturday, January 22 Time: 1-3 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $19 Residents of New Hope and Crystal $26 Nonresidents

Peace Out Art Class Youth ages 5-12 is your clothing covered with peace signs? Is a peace sign your favorite accessory? If so, you’ll want to come and get groovy with us as we create psychedelic peace sign prints. Peace, love, and art are the perfect combination for a funky, funfilled class! Register by January 14. Course: 6329 Date: Monday, January 24 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

Youth ages 8-14 can learn all about this life-long fun winter sport! Classic ski techniques are taught including proper equipment, clothing, moving forward, getting up when you fall and how to have fun in the winter! Be sure to dress for the weather. All equipment is supplied. Register by January 21. Course: 6324 Date: Saturday, February 5 Time: 1-3:30 p.m. Location: French Regional Park 12605 County Road 9 Visitor Center Fee: $14 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $21 Nonresidents

Maple Syrup Time! Youth ages 8-12 will learn about maple trees and how they are tapped. You’ll collect sap, watch it cook into syrup for tasting, make maple sugar and try some maple candy. Enjoy a sugaring demonstration and learn a maple craft. Be prepared to be outside for most of the program time. Please note this class is dependent on weather conditions and if the sap is not flowing, class will be canceled. Register by March 15. Course: 6325 Date: Tuesday, March 29 Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: French Regional Park 12605 County Road 9 Visitor Center Fee: $10 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $17 Nonresidents

Horsing Around Art Class

Broadway Kids

Is your child crazy about horses? Arabians, Mustangs, Palominos, they love them all! Youth ages 5-12 will learn sculpting techniques as we create a beautiful horse out of clay. But that’s not all; we will also paint the horse and make a pasture for it to play in. Register by February 11. Course: 6330 Date: Saturday, February 19 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

Young actors ages 6-10 will learn beginning techniques in acting while doing creative activities. Our shooting stars will dramatize favorite stories, do simple mime exercises, learn staging techniques and much more. They will expand their imagination, and build self-confidence while exploring the world of creative dramatics. Register by February 18. Course: 6331 Dates: Saturdays, February 26- March 19 Time: 1-2:30 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $36 Residents of New Hope and Crystal $43 Nonresidents


Youth/Teen Spa Day

Light Science

Your kids deserve some pampering and relaxing too! Youth ages 5-12 will enjoy making homemade bath salts and a lavender filled eye pillow. We’ll even paint our fingernails! Register by March 21. Course: 6332 Date: Monday, March 28 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

Youth ages 4-6 years, join Science Explorers as we explore the spellbinding world of light. We will investigate where light comes from and how it travels using colored filters, prisms, and light-bending wheels. This class will include hands-on experiments, stories and art projects. Register by February 18. Course: 6335 Dates: Mondays, February 28 and March 7 Time: 6-7:15 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $21 Residents of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale $28 Nonresidents

Story Puppets Youth ages 8-12, learn about different kinds of puppets and stages. You’ll have fun trying different voices and we’ll end our time together presenting a story we’ve rehearsed. Register by March 24. Course: 6333 Date: Thursday, March 31 Time: 1-4 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $29 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $36 Nonresidents

Discovering Dinosaurs Do you love T-Rex, Parasaurolophus, Ankylosaurus, and Triceratops? If you do, come and explore the exciting prehistoric world of the dinosaurs. At this Science Explorers class, youth in grades K-4 will become a paleontologist and learn about dinosaurs, study fossils, participate in hands-on experiments and much more as we journey back in time. Register by February 14. Course: 6334 Date: Monday, February 21 Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: New Hope Ice Arena 4949 Louisiana Ave N community room Fee: $17 Residents of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale $24 Nonresidents

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Winter Guard Winter guard is an indoor color guard activity, derived from the outdoor summer/fall activity that is commonly part of marching band or drum corps. Whether you are involved in color guard, dance, music, or have no experience at all, winter guard offers students ages 12-18 a unique opportunity to learn, perform, and compete in this constantly evolving and challenging activity. Students will take part in competitions around the metro and outlying communities. While competition is a part of the process, personal growth for the participants is the ultimate goal. Note: There will be a one hour parent/ participant meeting on December 29 at 7 p.m. at Plymouth City Hall. Course: 6470 Dates: Sundays, January 2-March 27 Time: 1-6 p.m. Location: Armstrong High School 10635 36th Ave. N., Plymouth Fee: $188 Residents of New Hope, Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, Plymouth and St. Louis Park $207 Nonresidents

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.

Athletic Associations Baseball

Winter White-Out Dance Winter is upon us, and white is the theme. Wear as much white as you can to help create a Cool atmosphere. Youth in grades 5-7 will enjoy music, prizes and fun. Wear white and receive a raffle ticket to win great prizes! Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Save money by registering in advance! Course: 6326 Date: Friday, January 28 Time: 7-9:30 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $5 if registered by January 27 $8 at the door

Plymouth/New Hope Little League: House league baseball for kids 7 to 12. John Cisewski, 763-551-0275 www.pnhll.org Robbinsdale Area Youth Baseball: Traveling baseball for kids 12 to 18. Pat Backen, President 612-293-9524 www.raybaseball.com

Fastpitch Softball Cooper/Armstrong Fastpitch: Traveling softball for girls 10 to 18. www.cooperarmstrongfastpitch.org

Soccer MN Thunder Soccer: Traveling and recreational soccer for ages 5 to 19. 763-535-4536. www.mnthunderacademy.org

Parent+Child KidCreate Classes KidCreate Studio classes are an exciting format of art exploration, with a focus on art creation and art education. Giggles, grins and creativity are encouraged. Classes are for children 3-5 with an adult. Time: 9:30-11 a.m. Location: Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $13 per class residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $20 per class nonresidents

Fancy Nancy Come and get fancy with us! We’ll read the book “Fancy Nancy” by Jane O’Connor and create glittery masterpieces that Nancy would be proud of. Register by January 6. Course: 6337 Date: Thursday, January 13

Puppy Love Is your child crazy about puppy dogs? If so, they will love this class! We’ll read a doggie “tail.” Then, we will create a stuffed puppy complete with a customized collar and floppy ears. Of course, every dog needs its own house so we’ll make that too! Register by February 5. Course: 6338 Date: Monday, February 7

Big Machines Diggers, loaders and dump trucks there’s nothing better! Except getting messy with clay as we make our own construction zone art project! Our construction zones will be complete with mounds of dirt, orange construction cones and a toy truck to drive through the clay. Register by March 3. Course: 6339 Date: Thursday, March 10

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


Parent+Child Families Course: 6341 Dates: Thursdays, February 17- March 24 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

Candy Creations This is a great class to start a holiday tradition as children, ages 5-12 and a parent, work together to create art out of candy. The art materials of choice will be frosting, gumdrops, marshmallows and other candy treats. We will create a winter wonderland scene made out of all things edible. Register by December 3. Course: 6221 Date: Saturday, December 11 Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $17 per pair for residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $23 per pair nonresidents

Holly the Elf Holly the Elf will be presenting her delightful holiday show for youth ages 1-6, along with their parents. In addition to her very special magic, puppets and stories, she will bring “Jingles” her big red holiday dog. We will discover what is inside the mysterious box with the shiny bow on top. There will be music and lots of fun. Register by December 9. Course: 6336 Date: Thursday, December 16 Time: 10-11 a.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $6 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Golden Valley $9 Nonresidents

First Steps in Musicland Your child’s favorite nursery rhymes come to life with circle games, expressive movement, appealing melodies and simple instruments in this program designed for children ages 18 months to 5 years. Parents come with their children to learn about music resources for continued use at home. Register one week prior to start of session. Course: 6340 Dates: Thursdays, January 6 February 10

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

Revolutionary Sports – PreStars Soccer Have a lil’ one who loves to kick a ball around?…These parent-child classes for ages 3-5, will have parents working one-on-one with their child in a fun, supportive environment to learn basic soccer skills...kicking, dribbling, trapping, and shooting. Course: 6342 Dates: Tuesdays, January 11 February 22 (no class 2/8) Course: 6343 Dates: Tuesdays, March 1-April 12 (no class 3/29) Time: 6-6:45 p.m. Location: New Hope Community Gyms 8230 47th Ave N (north end of Cooper High) Fee: $38 New Hope residents $45 Nonresidents

Princess Pocahontas Youth ages 3-6, Once Upon A Star invites you to this fabulous event! Pocahontas will introduce you to Meeko, Flit and Grandmother Willow! We’ll play an interactive “Just Around The Riverbend” flannelboard game, enjoy dancing and complete a “Colors Of The Wind” craft. Pocahontas will apply a special tattoo to your wrist. Parent participation is required and don’t forget your camera! Register by January 28. Course: 6344 Date: Friday, February 4 Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $11 per pair residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $18 per pair nonresidents

Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Healthy Heroes at Target Center When Super Grover loses his superness, Sesame Street needs a hero! Never fear, Elmo and his team of Healthy Heroes are here. Teaching lessons of healthy habits through song and dance, your favorite Sesame Street friends will explore exercise, nutrition, sleep, energy and hygiene – all in a quest to put the “super” back in Super Grover. Age 1 and older need a ticket. Register by December 30, or until spaces fill. Course: 6345 Date: Saturday, January 22 Time: 2 p.m. (Please arrive at least ½ hour early) Fee: $17 for lower level reserved seating

Disney on Ice: Princess Wishes at Target Center Enter a world of wishes with your favorite Disney princesses! Join Tinker Bell, Ariel, Snow White, Cinderella and others in this magical show where believing is just the beginning. As a special bonus, starting one hour before the performance, you can enjoy the pre-show…a Disney Princess will preside over a fairy tale collection of gowns and treasures from the Disney Princess stories. Age 1 and older need a ticket. Register by February 10, or until spaces fill. Course: 6346 Date: Sunday, March 6 Time: 5 p.m. (Please arrive at least ½ hour early) Fee: $19 for lower level reserved seating

Smucker’s Stars on Ice at Xcel Center The Smucker’s Stars on Ice 25th Anniversary Tour will bring you the very best that skating has to offer. This season, our Olympic, World and National Champions help to take a look back at

25 years of legendary skaters, incredible performances, and unforgettable moments on and off the ice! Age 2 and older need a ticket. Register by February 17, or until spaces fill. Course: 6471 Date: Sunday, March 13 Time: 4 p.m. (Please arrive at least ½ hour early) Fee: $19 for lower level reserved seating

Harlem Globetrotters at Target Center The Harlem Globetrotters are gearing up for an all new world tour in 2011 with jaw dropping basketball skills and family fun. Now in their 85th year of touring, they’ll entertain with unmatched basketball wizardry, high flying dunks, and the World’s best ball handlers. Age 2 and older need a ticket. Register by March 10, or until spaces fill. Course: 6347 Date: Saturday, April 2 Time: 7 p.m. (Please arrive at least ½ hour early) Fee: $29 for lower level reserved seating

Music For Everyone “Music for Everyone” is a program that offers private music lessons, group lessons and activities for students of all ages, from preschoolers to adults. The cities of New Hope, Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Maple Grove and Plymouth have formed this music consortium to present quality music instruction to their residents. Call 763-531-5151 for a course catalog.


Adults Who Am I Self Portrait This is a fun, easy class where you will create a beautiful, original self-portrait by layering colorful tissue paper and adding positive, encouraging messages. You do not need to be an artist to take this class! All the materials are provided and instructor Lisa Lounsbury will guide you through the process step by step. Register by January 25. Course: 6348 Date: Tuesday, February 1 Time: 7-9 p.m. Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $21 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale $28 Nonresidents

Heartsaver First Aid 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 February 25. Course: 6425 Date: Monday, March 4 Time: 6-10 p.m. Location: New Hope City Hall 4401 Xylon Ave N Fee: $61 New Hope residents $68 Nonresidents

Adult Dance Dancing is a great way to get into shape and have fun at the same time! Join us for this basic tap and ballet class for both men and women 18 and older. Beginners or those with experience are welcome! Tap and ballet shoes are needed and can be ordered on the first night of class. Dress comfortably in sweats or shorts – no jeans please. This group will not perform on stage. Course: 6349 Dates: Tuesdays, November 30 February 15 (no class 12/21, 12/28) Time: 8:45-9:30 p.m. Location: New Hope Ice Arena 4949 Louisiana Ave N community room Fee: $56 New Hope residents $62 Nonresidents

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Infant, Child and Adult CPR This course, for persons over age 16, 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. Each participant will receive a Heart Saver certificate, which is valid for 2 years. The class will be taught by an American Heart Association certified instructor. Register by February 2. Course: 6424 Date: Wednesday, February 9 Time: 6-10 p.m. Location: New Hope City Hall, 4401 Xylon Ave N Fee: $61 New Hope residents $68 Nonresidents

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Join fitness instructor, Kayla Ross 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: 6350 Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, January 10-March 16 Course: 6351 Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, March 21-May 25 Time: 6:30-7:20 p.m. Location: Cooper High School 8230 47th Ave N strength center (north end of Cooper High) Fee: $58 New Hope residents $65 Nonresidents

Northwest Metro Adult Sports

Men’s Basketball League Officiated five-on-five men’s AA to D leagues will be offered through Brooklyn Center this winter. Teams will be divided into divisional play and may advance to MRPA state tournaments. For more information call Joe at 763-569-3382. Dates: Sundays, beginning December 12 Location: North View Junior High 5869 69th Ave N Brooklyn Park Fee: $575 per team

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Off Broadway Music Theatre will present Seussical the Musical beginning July 21, 2011. For more information, visit www.obmt.org

Adult Fitness Class

Broomball Leagues

Baggo League

Brooklyn Center Recreation will again offer 6 on 6 men’s and co-rec broomball leagues. For more information or to register call 763-569-3382. Co-Rec: Tuesdays, beginning December 14 Men’s: Thursdays, beginning December 16 Location: Central Park West 63rd and Brooklyn Drive Brooklyn Center Fee: $240 per team

The Adult Baggo League is back! Teams will consist of two to four players, any gender. Each team will play in a seven week regular season, followed by a playoff tournament. For more information or to register call 763-531-1152. Dates: Thursdays, January 6 February 24 Location: Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $30 per team

Boot Hockey League If you are not a strong skater then this hockey league is for you. Join our recreational Boot Hockey League. This is an officiated, non-checking league. Games are played 5 on 5 (plus goalie) using a tennis ball and standard hockey sticks. Helmets are required and additional protective equipment is recommended. Teams need to have a completed roster turned in before the start of the first game. For more information on this league call 763512-2367.

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


Adults Adult Softball Leagues New Hope Parks and Recreation offers several men’s, women’s and co-rec softball leagues beginning in late April or early May. Softball provides a great way to spend time with your friends, enjoy summer in Minnesota and play this great recreational sport.

Summer Leagues include: • Men’s Upper D on Tuesdays or Thursdays • Men’s Lower D on Mondays or Wednesdays • Men’s E on Mondays or Wednesdays • Women’s C/D on Thursdays • Co-Rec D on Sundays or Mondays Entry fees range from $470 to $720. Nonresident fees may apply. Registration for USSSA Adult Summer Softball Leagues will begin in February, 2011. For a detailed flyer, call 763-531-5151.

Adult Golf Leagues Joining a golf league at New Hope Village Golf Course is a great way to enjoy the game of golf on a regular basis. All New Hope Village Golf Course Leagues are organized play using the handicap system with special weekly events and seasonal awards. You don’t need to be a scratch golfer to participate. 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 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. We also offer a variety of leagues in the fall. Call 763-531-5178 for details.

Indoor Walking Track Looking for a place to walk indoors? The New Hope Ice Arena, 4949 Louisiana Avenue North, has a walking track available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (except holidays and tournaments). A complete schedule is available at the Ice Arena. Call 763531-5181 for more information. There is no charge. Adults only, please.

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Senior Transportation

Donut Make You Wonder

The five cities of New Hope, Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale work cooperatively to provide a transportation service for adults age 60 and older. The program provides transportation from private homes and apartment complexes to: senior activities, special interest groups, senior dining, shopping malls, discount and grocery stores. Pharmacy and banking opportunities are available at some stores. Lectures, concerts and educational tours are also available. It’s more than just a ride! *We provide courteous drivers who care about you. *We provide great service with a hometown touch. *Other riders become your friends. For more information, call 763-5311259 or visit www.5citiesmn.org.

Join us on the third Wednesday of the month for informative programs and, of course, donuts. Cosponsored by the cities of New Hope, Crystal, Robbinsdale, Brooklyn Center, and Senior Services of District 281. Call 763-531-5151 for program information or to reserve a space. Time: 10-11:30 a.m. Location: Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive Fee: $2 for a continental breakfast

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

Eight-Hour Course Must be age 55 or older. Course: 6352 Dates: Thursdays, February 10 and 17 Fee: $26 New Hope residents $33 Nonresidents

Four-Hour Refresher Course Must have taken the eight-hour Defensive Driving course. Course: 6353 Date: Tuesday, January 11 Course: 6354 Date: Tuesday, April 26 Fee: $24 New Hope residents $31 Nonresidents

Wolves of Land – January 19

Lori’s Silly Hat Show – February 16

Though genetically identical to animals we eat beside, sleep beside, and consider them our best friends; wolves are among the most misunderstood of wild animals. Myth or reality: Wolves attack humans?, Wolves are wanton killers?, Wolves howl at the moon? Learn the rest of the story behind these great communicators of the animal kingdom from a naturalist recently returned from yet another wolf adventure, this time in Denali National Park. Demonstrations, video clips, props, and slides will help you see the world through the eyes of this mystical teacher. Register by January 14.

Loryce Sivertson presents her silly hat show with twenty-seven silly hats she has created. Some are seasonal, some related to sports or other activities, and others created with everyday household items. Audience members are used as models. Musical numbers will embellish the lighthearted commentary about silly hats. Wear a silly hat of your own, if you wish. Register by February 11.

Social Media…What is it? – March 16 Social media is a phrase that is used a lot these days, but what is it? Some types of social media include message boards, blogs, wikis and podcasts. Social media applications include Google, Facebook and YouTube. Even more confused? Scott Berggren, Recreation Supervisor with the Crystal Recreation Department, will help to give you a basic overview of some of these more popular types of social media! Register by March 11.

H.O.M.E. H.O.M.E. provides affordable in-home services to residents age 60+ who live independently but need assistance to maintain their home. The program serves clients who are not financially able to pay the full cost of the maintenance services, as well as frail older adults who require services designed to meet their needs. The H.O.M.E. program can help with the following services: interior/exterior painting, door and window repair, energy-related improvements, minor plumbing and electrical work, seasonal yard work, general cleaning and grocery shopping. Call 763-450-4311 for additional information.

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) provide extensive help over the telephone and utilize the www. MinnesotaHelp.info database to connect people and resources.

Gift Certificates The New Hope Parks and Recreation Department has gift certificates available in any dollar amount. Recreation gift certificates can be redeemed for any recreation program, and golf gift certificates are good at the New Hope Village Golf Course. You can charge a gift certificate on a major credit card by calling 763531-5151.


Adults Community Tripsters Community Tripsters is a program for adults who enjoy getting away and meeting new friends. Our trips allow you to eat at wonderful restaurants and experience a host of remarkable recreational activities. Registration for the following trips is now in progress by mail, in person, or by 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 are given after the deadline only if the trip is canceled or a substitute can be found to take your place. All refunds are subject to a $5 service fee.

Jeeves in Bloom at the Old Log – January 26 Join us at the Old Log Theater for Jeeves in Bloom! In this play, the tranquil, peaceful English countryside becomes anything but, when the lovable, loopy Bertie and his unflappable butler, Jeeves, arrive for a visit. Now Bertie is dodging an enraged chef wielding a meat cleaver, hiding from a starryeyed young woman, and helping Aunt Dahlia to commit a felony. Thank heaven for Jeeves! Prior to the show, we’ll enjoy a wonderful Old Log lunch with an entrée choice of Walleye, Pork Chop, Roasted Chicken Breast or Veggie Lasagna. Register by January 10. Program: 6293 Cost: $46 per person includes lunch, theatre ticket, trans- portation, tax, gratuity and escort Times: Depart 11:15 a.m. from New Hope K-Mart lot (NW corner), Return about 4:30 p.m.

Tony Sandler at the State Theatre – February 12 We’ll arrive at the State Theatre, which is widely seen as the hallmark case of preservation in Minneapolis. It opened in 1921 and seats 2,181. The restoration was completed in the early 1990’s with some of the original chandeliers and murals. Tony Sandler will perform a live show with a powerful delivery of the most romantic songs ever written. Tony is an international entertainer who brings the grace and experience of decades on stage to arouse the senses of audiences with a delicate blend of humor, melancholy, and passion. His 90-minute live performance

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will be accompanied by his musical ensemble. Register by December 10. P rogram: 6355 Cost: $60 per person includes main floor seating, trans- portation, tax, gratuity and escort Times: Depart 12:45 p.m. from New Hope K-Mart lot (NW corner), Return about 4:45 p.m.

Irish in America – March 9 The Irish arrived at a time of need for America. The country was growing and needed men to do the heavy work of building bridges, canals, and railroads. It was hard, dangerous work. Irish immigrants fiercely loved America but never gave up their allegiance to Ireland. Through poverty and subhuman living conditions, the Irish tenaciously clung to each other. With their ingenuity for organization, they were able to gain power and acceptance. In little more than a century Irish-Americans had moved from the position of the despised to the oval office. We’ll have lunch at Kieran’s Irish Pub in Minneapolis with a choice of fresh fish and chips or corned beef and cabbage meals with beverage. After lunch enjoy a lecture by James Rogers, editor of New Hibernia Review, a journal of Irish studies published by the University of St. Thomas, and the vice-president of the American Conference for Irish Studies. Register by February 18. Program: 6356 Cost: $49 per person includes lunch, entertainment, trans- portation, tax, gratuity and escort Times: Depart 12:15 p.m. from New Hope K-Mart lot (NW corner), Return about 4 p.m.

Golden Strings at Lafayette Club – April 12

Nifty Fifty Day at St. Croix Casino - April 20

We’re off for a classy afternoon at the Lafayette Club. “The Grand Old Lady of the Lake” is set on a hilltop overlooking Lafayette Bay on Lake Minnetonka. Presidents entertained diplomatic missions, and the famous sampled its beauties and have sung its praises over the years. The original building with over 1,000 rooms was an elaborate creation of James J. Hill and served as a center of social life. It was destroyed by fire, but private citizens who loved the area have continued the tradition of hospitality and distinction at the Lafayette Club. A delightful lunch featuring breast of chicken Florentine will be served in the ballroom overlooking the pristine grounds of the club. Bar service will not be available. Following lunch we’ll enjoy the dulcet tones of The Golden Strings, and orchestra known to literally a million people in the upper Midwest. They play music ranging from the classics to pops, from romance to jazz. Founded and lead by virtuoso violinist Clifford Brunzell, its members have memorized well over 500 musical selections. This is a performance that you won’t want to miss! Deadline to register is March 10. Program: 6426 Fee: $60 per person includes lunch, entertainment, trans- portation, tax, gratuity and escort Times: Depart 9:45 a.m. from New Hope K-Mart lot (NW corner), Return 3:15 p.m.

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. Deadline to register is April 11. Program: 6469 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 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.

Bike Rodeo – May 4

Vehicle Fair – May 21

Pool Opens – June 11

Duk Duk Daze – July 15-17

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


Facilities Community Gyms

The New Hope Community Gyms, located 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 763531-5155.

Resident Groups $51 per hour per gym if 60 percent 

of user group consists of New Hope residents $275 per day for full facility 

Non-Resident Groups $57 per hour per gym for groups  with less than 60 percent New Hope residents $325 per day for full facility 

District 281 Athletic Associations $32 per hour  $215 per day for full facility 

Batting Cage $15 per hour (you must provide  your own balls and pitching machine)

Concession Stand $200 rental feel  $75 damage deposit 

Outdoor Facilities Rental The New Hope Parks and Recreation Department has many quality outdoor picnic and athletic facilities available for rent. If you need space for a sporting event, we can accommodate such activities as baseball, softball, soccer, and football. For more information contact Steve Ellingson at 763-531-5155.

Outdoor Ice/Hockey Rinks $42 per hour without lights if 60 

percent of user group consists of New Hope residents $50 per hour without lights if less  than 60 percent are residents  $48 per hour with lights if 60 percent of user group consists of New Hope residents $62 per hour with lights if less than  60 percent are residents.

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MultiUse Ballfield

Soccer Field

Begin Park - 54th and Wisconsin

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Civic Center Park - 44th and Xylon

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Hidden Valley Park - 32nd and Boone

Golf Course Clubhouse Ice Arena Community Room The clubhouse and community room are available for family gatherings, business meetings, baby and bridal showers, birthday and anniversary parties, and more. Rentals are available from November through midMarch at the Golf Course clubhouse and year-round at the Ice Arena community room. For more information call the Golf Course at 763-531-5178 or the Ice Arena at 763-531-5182.

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Holiday Park - 47th and Flag

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Liberty Park - 60th and Gettysburg

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Lighted Field - 49th and Ensign

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Lions Park - 38th and Oregon

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Little Acre Park - 49½ and Yukon

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Meadow Lake School Park- 60th and Boone

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Northwood Park - 38th and Boone

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Sunny Hollow School Park - Boone and Medicine Lake Road

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Sunnyside Park - 47th and Quebec

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Victory Park - 55th and International Parkway

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Groups of Less Than 50 Resident: $120 for a three hour minimum, $40 for each additional hour or partial hour Nonresident: $145 for a three hour minimum, $45 for each additional hour or partial hour

Groups of 50 or More Resident: $350 for up to six hours Nonresident: $400 for up to six hours

Inclusion Inclusions Reach for Resources provides inclusion facilitators for children and adults with disabilities who would like to participate in New Hope Parks and Recreation programs. Registrations for these programs are done through the Recreation Department. After registering, contact Reach for Resources at 952988-4177 to discuss the needs/accommodations for yourself or your child. We require a minimum of two weeks’ notice for a successful inclusion.

REACH is an agency which serves individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in the West and Northwest metro area. Services include adaptive Recreation for youthadult, information, referral, advocacy and counseling.

Courage Center offers programs for all ages. Programs include skiing, horseback riding, competitive team sports such as basketball or power soccer, and creative activities such as arts, crafts and photography.

Project SOAR - 952-401-6898 Project SOAR provides specially designed Community Education programs, developed just for adults with disabilities. Assistance is available for sign language interpreters and classroom assistants, as well as referrals to agencies and resources.

Adaptive Recreation Reach For Resources 952-988-4177

Courage Center - 763-520-0520

Windows of Opportunity 763-504-6990 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.


Registration Ice Arena Registration Begins Immediately

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

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

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

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

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

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

Funds Available Funds are available for New Hope families who need assistance with registration fees in order for their child or teen to participate in programs sponsored by the New Hope Parks and Recreation Department. Funds are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Families will be asked to pay half of the program fee. For more information, call Shari French at 763-531-5152.

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

763-531-5181 v 4949 Louisiana Ave N

The New Hope Ice Arena will host lots of exciting hockey action this winter. The arena is home to Cooper boys and girls hockey, Armstrong girls hockey and will also feature a few Armstrong boys games.

November 27

January

vs Kennedy

1,3 p.m.

December 4 7 10 11 16 17 18 21

vs Coon Rapids vs Minneapolis West vs Totino Grace vs Richfield vs Irondale vs Maple Grove vs Delano vs St. Louis Park vs Pequot Lakes vs Osseo vs Meadow Creek vs Spring Lake Park

1,3 p.m. 1,3 p.m. 5,7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 1,3 p.m. 5,7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 1,3 p.m. 5,7 p.m. 7 p.m.

Cooper Girls Games Cooper Boys Games Armstrong Boys Games

This winter, ice rinks with warming house facilities will be maintained at Liberty Park (60th and Gettysburg avenues), Civic Center Park (44th and Xylon avenues), Hidden Valley Park (32nd and Boone avenues), and Lions Park (38th and Oregon avenues). Each park will have a hockey

7 8 11 15 18 20 21 27

vs Spring Lake Park vs Centennial vs St. Francis No. Branch vs Armstrong vs St. Francis vs Elk River vs Benilde-St. Margarets vs North Metro vs Totino Grace vs Highland Park

5,7 p.m. 1,3 p.m 7 p.m. 5,7 p.m. 5,7 p.m. 5:30,7:30 7 p.m. 5:30,7:30 7 p.m. 3 p.m.

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February 3 8 15 17 19

vs Andover vs Chisago Lakes vs Chisago Lakes Irondale Blaine Champlin Park St. Louis Park

5:30,7:30 7 p.m. 5,7 p.m. 5,7 p.m. 5:30,7:30 1,3 p.m 1,3 p.m

and general skating rink. The rinks will be open from December 18 to February 13, weather permitting. Please remember that hockey sticks and pucks are only allowed in the hockey rinks. Due to safety factors, hockey equipment is not allowed on the general ice area. Check with the warming house attendant to determine when activities are scheduled that will preempt open skating.

Warming House Hours: School Vacation Days........... 1-5 p.m. 6-9 p.m. School Days.......................... 5-9 p.m. Saturdays ..................... 1 a.m.-5 p.m. 6-9 p.m. Sundays ............................. 1-5 p.m. December 24 and 31............ 1-3 p.m. December 25 and January 1..... closed

Address Age

Grade

Sex: M ❑ F ❑

Email Phone (H) Activity

(W) Fee Enclosed

Course Number

Location

Date(s)

Time

Any Special Needs?

Summer Employment

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

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5:30,7:30

Winter Ice Rinks and Warming Houses

Name

Parent/Participant Signature:

vs Anoka

If only one time is listed there is no Junior Varsity game

Program Registration

Birthdate

6

Fun outdoor spring and summer jobs are available with the New Hope Parks and Recreation Department. Some of the positions include: v Lifeguards, WSI’s and other positions – daytime, evenings and weekends in the summer at the outdoor pool v Baseball and Softball Umpires – evening and weekends in the spring and summer v Gym and Field Attendants – evenings and weekends For more information or an application call 763-531-5151.

Register early...spaces are limited

In Motion - Winter/Spring 2010-11  

New Hope Parks and Recreation program brochure for December 2010 through March 2011 programming

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