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NORTH NORTH KC KC NORTH KC

ENRICHMENT

SPECIAL EVENTS TENNIS TOURNAMENT SPOOKTACULAR CIRCUS HOLIDAY CARNIVAL

(SEE PAGE 8 FOR MORE INFORMATION)

fall/winter 2013- 2014

Bridging Lives, Enriching Families


The North Kansas City Parks and Recreation Board is committed to providing the residents and business community of North Kansas City with the best possible environment for family recreation and leisure time enjoyment.

Providing: We are committed to providing a wide

variety of leisure facilities and services.

Promoting: We are committed to promoting organized recreational and social programs for all ages.

Encouraging: We are committed to encouraging

public utilization of park facilities. We will cooperate with civic or recreational groups to maximize this commitment.

Maintaining: We are committed to maintaining our park facilities in the best possible condition.

Communicating: We are committed to keeping the public informed of plans and activities and to respond to users’ suggestions and criticisms.

Developing: We are committed to a continuous

program of upgrading and expanding programs and facilities as funds permit. The picnic facilities, walking trail, tennis courts, ball fields and playgrounds are some of the most popular facilities of their kind found in the Northland.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

STAFF Director Dave Schnoebelen Recreation Manager Kelli Votypka Administrative Assistants Marcia Hansen Deanna Lea Park Attendants Cynthia Garcia Pam Linder JC McCallen Park Board Members President Elizabeth Ryan Vice President Chuck Cash Secretary Amy Bowman-Comer Treasurer Sandra Hoover Marvis Atkin Ken Karnes Roberta Larsen Catherine McLeod

www.nkc.org P.O. Box 7468 1999 Iron Street North Kansas Ciy,MO 816.300.0545 parks_rec@nkc.org

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A Note from Dave [Director] For the convenience of all of our participants, the North Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department now offers credit card payment for programs and services. We are pleased to make this offering to everyone who prefers credit card usage over other means of payment. Our staff will take payments over the phone from individuals who are unable to stop by our offices to register for our programs. Shelter reservations still must be made in the office. Please take the time to look through our newsletter for all the new program offerings and special event announcements.

SCHOOL OF MAGIC, WINTER BREAK HORSEMANSHIP, SPACE CAMP AND SO MUCH MORE

HOLIDAY HOURS Monday, September 2 Thursday, November 28 Friday, November 29 Tuesday, December 24 Wednesday , December 25 Tuesday, December 31 Wednesday, January 1

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WOMEN’S SELF- DEFENSE SEMINAR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH (SEE PAGE 6 FOR MORE INFORMATION)

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page 8 for more information on our special events

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PARKS EVENTS ADULTS YOUTH

MISSION STATEMENT

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YOUTH

programs

KIDS GUITAR LESSONS

11-15 YRS | Rick Marske

Want to be a rock star or a classical phenom. You have to start somewhere and you may as well begin with good practices. Learn to tune your guitar, how to hold your guitar, how to hold your pick, how to read notes and play with a metronome. By the end of class you’ll know a few chords, be able to play a few melodies and have more fun with your guitar.

Wednesdays September 4 - September 25 6:30pm - 7:30pm [Parks & Recreation Activity Room] Registration deadline: August 30 Fee: $40

PRIVATE GUITAR LESSONS 11-15 YRS| Rick Mareske If you wish to have a one on one guitar lesson with Rick you can have up to four 30 minutes sessions before your class. In this private lesson you will learn beginning classical, all levels jazz and music theory. Rick has studied with John Elliott, Douglas Neidt, Jeffery Ruckman and Danny Embrey.

Wednesdays September 4 - September 25 6:00m - 6:30pm [Parks & Recreation Activity Room] Registration Deadline: August 30 Fee: $20 (per half an hour)

KENPO TIGER KARATE

4-7 YRS | AKKA Karate

Join Masters Sam and Kate Middleton for this introductory program to Kenpo Karate. In this session you will learn the basics of punching and kicking. If you wish to enroll and continue Kenpo martial arts you will learn so much more and participate in belt advancement.

[7504 N. Oak Trafficway] Session 1: Monday & Wednesday September 9 - September 30 6:00pm - 7:00pm Registration deadline: September 6 Fee: $65 Session 2: Monday & Wednesday October 7 - October 30 6:00pm- 7:00pm Registration deadline: October 4 Fee: $65 Session 3: Monday & Wednesday November 4 - November 27 6:00pm - 7:00pm Registration deadline: November 1 Fee: $65

BRICKS 4 KIDZ SPACE ADVENTURE

6+ YRS | Ellen Beatty

Space, often called “the last frontier”, has inspired scientist, star-gazers and adventurers for generations. Get inspired to go on your own adventure and join us on a Mission 2 Space. Discover some incredible structures at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39, travel the surface of the moon as a lunar rover, and explore Mars on board the “Curiosity”. Our tour would not be complete without a visit to the International Space Station. We’ll provide the bricks; all you need to bring for this adventure is your imagination.

[Community Room] Tuesdays, September 10 - October 15 6:00pm - 7:00pm Registration deadline: September 6 Fee: $60

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YOUTH KENPO KARATE

8+ YRS | AKKA Karate

Join Masters Sam and Kate Middleton for this introductory program to Kenpo Karate. In this introductory program you will learn the basics of punching and kicking, personal safety (Self Defense) and Katas along with some great physical conditioning. Kenpo has a focus on stand-up self -defense and fighting basics, allowing students to find what best suits them both mentally and physically. After this program, if you wish, you may enroll and continue in Kenpo martial arts, learn even more and participate in belt advancement. Master Sam Middleton started training in 1979 and has over 20 years of experience in teaching martial arts.

[7504 N. Oak Trafficway] Session 1: Tuesday & Thursday September 3 - September 26 6:00pm - 7:00pm Registration deadline: August 30 Fee: $75 Session 2: Tuesday & Thursday October 1 - October 24 6:00pm - 7:00pm Registration deadline: September 30 Fee: $75

leagues

North Kansas City Parks & Recreation youth sports programs are a non competitive league. The programs emphasizes skill development; learn the rules of the game, team work, sportsmanship, and most important to have FUN! All practices and games are held at Macken Park. Keep an eye out for more information on our Youth leagues and registration in our Spring 2014 Enrichment

Children may register “with one buddy” for youth team sports. BOTH registration forms must be received along with the registration fee for each child at the same time. If you are new to the NKC sports program, you will be placed on a team by the NKC Parks & Recreation staff.

SPRING SOCCER (COED)

Child must be currently in the grades listed below:

4-6 YEARS OLD BY MAY 1, 2014

9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am (Includes t-shirt & medallion)

(or until teams are filled) (Includes team shirt and hat)

North Kansas City Parks and Recreation is DIVISION A: K, 1ST GRADE OR AGE 5 BY offering a five week introductory session to the sport of soccer. Participants will JULY 31, 2013 begin to understand the fundamental DIVISION B: 2ND OR 3RD GRADE motor skills of soccer through games and DIVISION C: 4TH OR 5TH GRADE activities. The last week will be designated DIVISION D: 6TH, 7TH OR 8TH GRADE to a scrimmage game.

(or until teams are filled) Division A & B Division C & D (Includes team shirt & trophy)

T-BALL (COED)

3 & 4 YEAR OLDS (MUST BE 3 BY JANUARY 1, 2014)

T-ball is the first step in the baseball/ softball progression. Emphasis is placed on having fun and playing together as a team. Our goal is for the child to learn the correct techniques for batting, throwing, and catching, as well as developing an understanding of the basics of the game.

COACH-PITCH (COED) 7-9 YEARS OLD BY MAY 1, 2014

Session 3: Tuesday & Thursday November 5 - December 5 6:00pm - 7:00pm Registration deadline: November 1 Fee: $75

BITTY SOCCER

YOU CAN MAIL IN YOUR REGISTRATION FORM WITH PAYMENT , CALL TO USE A CREDIT CARD OR STOP BY THE PARKS & RECREATION OFFICE MONDAY-FRIDAY 8:00AM - 5:00PM AT 1999 IRON STREET, NORTH KANSAS CITY, MO 64116

Coach-Pitch will take over where T-ball ends. The child will learn to hit a ball pitched by their coach, develop fielding techniques and team play will be further developed.

Registration: (or until teams are filled) (Includes team jersey & hat)

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YOUTH programs SCHOOL OF MAGIC

8+ | Magician & Illusionist T. A. Hamilton

This class is parent/child interaction. This course provides a basic knowledge concerning the performance of magic and will give the student an opportunity to learn and correctly present magic of many genres. The course will require practice to achieve maximum results, but the illusions taught are selected to provide an ease of learning while giving the student a background which will provide enjoyment and pleasure for many years to come. Students will learn a different Illusion each week culminating in a magic presentation by the students for their family and friends. Taught my Master Magician and Illusionist T.A. Hamilton, an expert in magic and allied arts. This professional program/ workshop is a wonderful introduction to the World of Magic. Included in this class: Illusion/magic prop each week and a bound book of tricks to take home to practice your magic!

Wednesday, October 2 - November 6 6:00pm - 8:00pm [Parks and Recreation Activity Room] Registration Deadline: September 30 Fee: $100 Week 1: Introduction to the Principals of Magic- Appearing and Vanishing Week 2: What the Eye PerceivesMutilated and Restored Week 3: History of Playing CardsMastering the Pasteboards Week 4: Presentation: Style, Grace and Skill (The Deadly Deception) Week 5: Working with Volunteer: Routine Magic for Max impact Week 6: Put it together! Show Week, Students demonstrate what they have learned.

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FENCING 101

8+ | Kansas Educational Fencing

This introductory course offers instruction in footwork, blade work, distance control, tactics and bouting. The aim of the course is to provide a knowledge base that will give the student the fundamentals needed to successfully, upon completion of the session, move into one of our existing Recreational level classes. (All equipment is provided)

Mondays, October 7 - October 28 6:30pm - 7:30pm [Community Room] Registration Deadline: October 4 Fee: $50

LITTLE WING MUSIC SCHOOL OF ROCK 3-6YRS | Little Wing

Little Wing is all about enabling creativity and confidence. Music is that magical avenue into a little soul with untapped ideas, images, and movement. We aim to unearth that potential. Set in our innovative classrooms infused with rock music, these little artists explore rhythm patterns, tonal processing, basic music syntax, and make emotional connections to great music. Confidence emerges leading them down their own little creative journey. We are looking to contribute to the full development of confident, imaginative, young children, who go out and inspire their world. We have a weekly special consisting of an introduction to guitar, bass, drums, piano, and vocals. We also play a gross motor game every week, learn about pitch and melody, and we work on rhythm. Students also do a jam session each class consisting of several percussion instruments. Lastly, the students will create their own instruments.

Tuesdays, October 1 - November 19 9:30am - 10:15am [Community Room] Registration Deadline: September 30 Fee: $140

ADULT programs BRICKS 4 KIDZ AMAZING ANIMALS 8+YRS | Ellen Beatty

It’s a zoo in here! This is a unit sure to delight kids who love creatures. We’ll be building models of snakes, insects, mammals and more. Each week we’ll discuss fascinating facts about the animals we build, from the chameleon that changes color to the seal model that waddles across the table. Students will love these moving models that celebrate the wonders of the animal kingdom.

Tuesdays, October 29- December 10

6:00pm - 7:00pm [Community Room] Registration Deadline: October 25 Fee: $60

WINTER BREAK HORSEMANSHIP 4-12YRS | Sue BD Stables

During this mini camp riders will learn the basics of horse handling and safety. After each child learns the basics they will have plenty of saddle time to where they really get to know their equine friend. Each child must be accompanied with an adult 18 years or older the entire time. Please wear pants and close toed shoes preferably boots. Helmets will be provided and must be worn at all time you are with your equestrian friend. A liability waiver will need to be signed prior to the first session. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

[9255 NW Hillsboro Rd] Monday & Wednesday December 30 & January 1 Ages 4- 6 yrs 1:00pm - 3:00pm Registration deadline: December 27 Fee: $60 Ages 7- 12 yrs 5:00pm - 7:00pm Registration deadline: December 27 Fee: $65

NEW AND EXCITING! WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING CREDIT CARDS. YOU CAN REGISTER FOR ONE OF OUR PROGRAMS OVER THE PHONE.

GUITAR LESSONS 16+| Rick Mareske

We’ll cover all the basics to finally “Get Your Motor Runnin.” Bring your electric or acoustic guitar . You will learn tuning, how to hold the guitar properly, basic chords, how to read tab, a little theory to help with transposition and how to use a pick and much more. We will learn a song each night . Bring a music stand (if you have one) and an easy song you would like to learn along with your guitar of choice.

Wednesdays, Sept 4 - Sept 25 7:40pm - 8:40pm [Parks & Recreation Activity Room] Registration Deadline: August 30 Fee: $50

PRIVATE GUITAR LESSONS

16+| Rick Mareske THE PERFECT If you wish to have a one on one guitar 16+| Lisa Holliman lesson with Rick you can have as many 30 minutes sessions after your class. In this private lesson you will learn beginning classical, all levels jazz and music theory. Rick has studied with John Elliott, Douglas Neidt, Jeffery Ruckman and Danny Embrey.

Wednesdays, Sept 4 - Sept 25 8:45pm - 9:15pm [Parks & Recreation Activity Room] Registration Deadline: August 30 Fee: $20 (per half an hour)

CENTERPIECE

Do you want to add Holiday cheer without spending a fortune? Join Lisa as she helps you generate inexpensive ideas. Please bring an item or two you wish to use as a center piece and you will leave with all the necessary tools to make it a masterpiece.

Thursday, November 7 6:30pm - 7:30pm [Parks & Recreation Activity Room] Registration Deadline: November 5 Fee: $25

WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE SEMINAR 12+ | AKKA Karate

seminar will teach strategies to miniINTRODUCTION TO KENPO This mize your chances of becoming a statistic. There may be a time that your self-defense KARATE tools of choice are not available and you will 18+ | AKKA Karate have to use your mind and body to defend Join Masters Sam and Kate Middleton for this introductory program to Kenpo Karate. yourself against an attack. This is not a mar- HOLIDAY DECORATING tial art class but a class to teach you techIn this introductory program you will learn the basics of punching and kicking, person- niques to be aware of your surrounds, es- IDEAS al safety (Self Defense) and Katas along with cape and survive. This is an interactive class 16+ | Lisa Holliman where you will strike, punch and kick. Dress Do you have a fire place or other focal point some great physical conditioning. Kenpo in your home you don’t know what to do comfortably and be ready to go hands on. has a focus on stand-up self -defense and with around the holidays? Join Lisa as she fighting basics, allowing students to find Saturday, November 9 demonstrates and gives you ideas on how what best suits them both mentally and 1:00pm - 4:00pm to turn your drab and lifeless fireplace into a physically. After this program, if you wish, [AKKA Karate 7504 N. Oak Trafficway] holiday masterpiece. you may enroll and continue in Kenpo martial arts, learn even more and participate in Registration Deadline: November 8 Tuesday, December 10 Fee: Free belt advancement. 6:30pm - 7:30pm

[7504 N. Oak Trafficway]

Session 1: Tuesday & Thursday September 3 - September 26 6:00pm - 7:00pm Registration deadline: August 30 Fee: $75 Session 2: Tuesday & Thursday October 1 - October 24 6:00pm - 7:00pm Registration deadline: September 30 Fee: $75 Session 3: Tuesday & Thursday November 5 - December 5 6:00pm - 7:00pm Registration deadline: November 1 Fee: $75

REFLECTIONS OF ITALY

Join us for a Special Travel Presentation on the REFLECTIONS OF ITALY. NKC Parks and Recreation is traveling to Italy for a 10 day excursion April 28 - May 7, 2014. For more information please contact our office or stop by to pick up a travel guide on all the marvelous destinations including: Rome, Assisi, Perugia, Florence, Venice and more. You will be entered to win a door prize if you pre-register for the travel presentation.

Monday, September 23 6:00pm [Parks & Recreation Activity Room] Registration Deadline: September 18 Fee: Please see brochure for prices

[Parks & Recreation Activity Room] Registration Deadline: December 8 Fee: $25

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ADULT

leagues

SPECIAL EVENTS NORTH KANSAS CITY PARKS AND RECREATION OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT Keep an eye out for more

information on our Adult leagues

SUMMER COED SOFTBALL

SEPTEMBER 14 - 15 $15 Singles

Each entrant may compete in a maximum of two events. Bring one can of tennis balls per event.

$20 Per Doubles Team

and registration in our Spring

This is a D-level softball league. “D” leagues are for new teams and for teams playing at a recreational level. We offer Spring leagues on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday nights. Summer leagues will be offered on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. All games are played at Macken Park. Two new game balls will be provided (one 11” and one 12”). Each eight-team league will play a sevengame round robin. Each league will then be split, based on won-lost record, into an upper and lower division. Each four-team division will then play a three-game round robin. One-week priority registration is given to teams sponsored by a North Kansas City business or teams that have played in our league the prior year.

2014 Enrichment Catalog

Boy’s 18 & Under Boy’s 16 & Under Boy’s 14 & Under Girl’s 18 & Under Girl’s 16 & Under Girl’s 14 & Under Men’s Open Men’s Novice Women’s Open

SUMMER MEN’S SOFTBALL

This is a D-level softball league. “D” leagues are for new teams and for teams playing at a recreational level. We offer Spring leagues on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Summer leagues are offered on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights. All games are played at Macken Park. One new game ball will be provided. Each eight-team league will play a seven-game round robin. Each league will then be split, based on wonlost record, into an upper and lower division. Each four-team division will then play a three-game round robin. One-week priority registration is given to teams sponsored by a North Kansas City business or teams that have played in our league the prior year.

ADULT KICKBALL LEAGUE Registration fee: $220 Join North Kansas City Parks and Recreation for our new and exciting adult kickball league at Macken Park. Games will be played on Friday night. First 6 teams registered will play a 10 game round robin schedule. There are no uniform requirements and all league rules are governed by the WAKA rules.

CALL 300-0545 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR EVENTS OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.NKC.ORG

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 6TH

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26TH 11:00AM - 3:00PM

HOLIDAY CARNIVAL Saturday, December 14th 10:00am - 12:00pm

INFLATABLES CARNIVAL GAMES CAKE WALK PICTURESWITH SANTA (BRING YOUR OWN CAMERA)

@ The Center Co- Sponsors: First United Methodist Church of NKC & The Center

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PARKS MEMORIAL PARK

Located at 716 East 23rd Avenue adjacent to the North Kansas City High School. The park is defined by a street meridian and contains several features commemorating the history of wars fought involving American citizens. A replica of the Statue of Liberty is located in Memorial Park.

MACKEN PARK

Located at the corners of Clark Ferguson Drive and Howell Street is home to many varied park activities. This 60-acre park is utilized for sports leagues, walking, picnicking and several forms of recreation. Park Amenities • Four large park shelters available for reservation • Festival Shelter – reserved for large gatherings • Three baseball/softball fields • Two soccer fields • Six tennis courts • Three public restroom buildings • Four racquetball courts • One-mile asphalt walking trail • One-half mile roller-blading trail • Two playgrounds • Park Service Complex/Concession/Shelter

www.nkc.org DAGG PARK

Located at 715 East 21st Avenue just east of North Kansas City City Hall. This five-acre park provides a setting for family gatherings and passive activities. Park Amenities • Wading pool is open noon-6 p.m. daily starting the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend - the second Saturday in August; and then weekends only through Labor Day. Dagg Park will be closed Memorial Day & 4th of July. Please note that this wading pool is for children under 48” tall. The wading pool will be closed if the following conditions exist: 1. Air or water temperature under 72 degrees 2. Raining 3. Severe weather conditions • Playground • Public restroom building • Two picnic shelters

Bridging Lives, Enriching Families

REFUND POLICY: NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED UPON THE CANCELLATION OF A PICNIC SHELTER IN MACKEN PARK INCLUDING FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER.

SHELTER FEES, RULES & REGULATIONS (FOR MACKEN PARK) RESIDENTS: May begin making reservations on March 1st Shelters #1and #4 $50 (per 6 hrs) [holds approximately 100 people] Shelter #2 and #3 $30 (per 6 hrs) [holds approximately 60 people] Park Service Shelter #6 $50 (per 6 hrs) [holds approximately 80 people] NON-RESIDENTS: May begin making reservations on April 1st Shelters #1 and #4 $80 (per 6 hrs) Shelters #2 and #3 $50 (per 6 hrs) Park Service Shelter #6 $80 (per 6 hrs) Each additional 6 hours or less $35 Festival Shelter #5

816.300.0545 parks_rec@nkc.org

P.O. Box 7468 1999 Iron Street North Kansas City, MO 64116

$300 (6 hrs) + $100 deposit

[holds approximately 100 people]

[holds approximately 60 people] [holds approximately 80 people]

[holds approximately 200 people]

Reservations in excess of 6 hours but less than 9 hours - $50 additional Reservations in excess of 9 hours but less than 12 hours - $100 additional Reservation Change Fee $25.00 All facilities have electricity and grills.

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