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ENRICHMENT

SPECIAL EVENTS WINTER PRINCESS FORMAL JANUARY 31ST (SEE PAGE 8 FOR MORE INFORMATION)

winter/spring 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 Sandy Medina Park Attendants Cynthia Garcia Pam Linder Park Maintenance JC McCallen Park Board Members President Elizabeth Ryan Vice President Chuck Cash Secretary Amy Bowman-Comer Treasurer Sandra Hoover Marvis Atkin Kyle Frakes Ken Karnes Roberta Larsen Catherine McLeod

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

CLOSED

A Note from Dave [Director] Work continues on the new off leash dog park in North Kansas City. Grading and tree planting have been completed on the area which is located at 32nd and Swift in North Kansas City. The parks department will be adding two shelters, walking path and some dog play features along with an asphalt parking lot in the spring. Work should be completed in the spring or early summer. The park will feature a separate play area for small dogs which will be fenced from the large dog area for dog owners that prefer that option for their pet. All dog owners will be expected to clean up after their own animal using the pet stations provided to assure a great experience for all users.

HOLIDAY HOURS

BRICKS4KIDZ, FENCING, ART CLASSES, SCHOOL OF MAGIC, AND SO MUCH MORE........

DRAGONFLY, CHERRY BLOSSOMS

Wednesday, January 1

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DREAMSCAPE AND MORE.....

See 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.

Session I Mondays, January 6 - January 27 6:30pm - 7:30pm [Parks & Recreation Activity Room] Registration deadline: January 1 Fee: $40 Session II Mondays, April 7 - April 28 6:30pm - 7:30pm [Parks & Recreation Activity Room] Registration deadline: April 2 Fee: $40

FENCING 101

8+ | Jordan Billings

This introductory course offers instruction in footwork, blade work, distance control, tactice and bouting. The aim of this course is to provide a knowledge base that will give the student the fundamentals needed to become successful.

Session I Mondays, February 3- February 24 6:30pm - 7:30pm [Community Room] Registration deadline: January 24 Fee: $50

YOUTH FENCING 101

8+ | Jordan Billings continued..........

Session III Mondays, April 7- April 28 6:30pm - 7:30pm [Community Room] Registration deadline: March 21 Fee: $50

Session II Mondays, March 3- March 24 6:30pm - 7:30pm [Community Room] Registration deadline: February 21 Fee: $50

BRICKS 4 KIDZ FORCES OF NATURE

6+ YRS | Ellen Beatty

Fasten your seat belts; we’re in for some wild weather! This unit is all about the amazing and powerful forces of nature, as students explore the when, where, how and why of all kinds of natural phenomenon. There is a lot of geography in this unit -- we’ll examine a map of the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where most tsunamis occur, view a diagram of the tectonic plates and learn how their movement creates earthquakes, define the area known as “Tornado Alley” in North America, and find out what hurricanes are called in different parts of the world. These lessons are designed to improve your child’s understanding of the forces of nature, while taking care not to alarm. Each model represents the motion of that particular weather or event, with a seat for a mini-figure to take in the action! Take cover because we’re about to take a trip through some wild weather! Kids will love to build moving models of a tornado, a tsunami, an earthquake and a cyclone. Learn how they move, why they happen and what you can do to stay safe!

Wednesdays, January 22 - February 26 6:30pm - 7:30pm [Parks and Recreation Activity Room] Registration Deadline: January 17 Fee: $55

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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. 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:

DIVISION A: K, 1ST GRADE OR AGE 5 BY JULY 31, 2013 DIVISION B: 2ND OR 3RD GRADE DIVISION C: 4TH OR 5TH GRADE DIVISION D: 6TH, 7TH OR 8TH GRADE

(or until teams are filled) Registration: January 6 - February 7 (or until teams are filled) Division A & B - $55 Division C & D - $60 (Includes team shirt & trophy)

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

BITTY SOCCER

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

A five week introductory session to the sport of soccer. Participants will begin to understand the fundamental motor skills of soccer through games and activities. The last week will be designated to a scrimmage game.

Registration: February 3 - March 7 Saturdays, April 5- May 10 (April 19 Holiday, no session) 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am Fee: $40 (Includes shirt & medallion)

T-BALL (COED)

4-6 YEARS OLD BY MAY 1, 2013

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.

Registration: March 4 – April 5 (or until teams are filled) Fee: $60 (Includes shirt,hat & trophy)

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

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: March 3 - April 4 (or until teams are filled) Fee: $70 (Includes shirt, hat and trophy)

BASEBALL

10-12 YEARS OLD BY MAY 1, 2014

Another step up from coach pitch league. Players will pitch. Baseball rules and diamond modified to age group. Strong emphasis on baseball instruction in a recreation team setting. No player draft. All players will participate.

Registration: March 3 - April 4 (or until teams are filled) Fee: $85 (Includes team jersey & hat)

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YOUTH programs

ADULT programs UPCYCLE DRAGONFLY

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!

MOMMY & ME CREATIVE ASTRONOMY 101 8+ | Astronomical Society of KC CONCOCTIONS “Join members of the Astronomical

3-5 YRS| DARE TO DABBLE

Unleash your little ones creativity by mixing together different ingredients to concoct your own paints and more! A big part of early art is giving them materials, the opportunity to explore, and to see what those materials can do. Your preschooler will feel such a sense of pride when they are painting with paints or playing with Play-Doh they make themselves. Come to this class with your preschooler and together you will make and explore some homemade art recipes from simple safe ingredients

Create a self portrait with a twist! We will examine pieces of art by Salvador Dali, identifying characteristics that we like and can incorporate into our own portraits. With guidance students will draw a self portrait with a whimsical background inspired by the dream like landscapes found in Dali’s work.

Week 1: Introduction to the Principals of Magic- Appearing and Vanishing

CASTLES AND SUN K- 2ND GRADE | Dare to Dabble

Week 3: History of Playing Cards- Use your knowledge of shapes to make a Mastering the Pasteboards Paul Klee inspired landscape using crayons Week 4: Presentation: Style, Grace and Skill (The Deadly Deception)

and watercolor paint! Erin Pearce, Art Director of Dare to Dabble, will guide students in identifying shapes and colors to use in an original landscape inspired by artist Paul Klee.

Week 5: Working with Volunteer: Routine Thursday, February 27 Magic for Max impact

6:30pm- 8:00pm

Week 6: Put it together! Show Week, [Parks and Recreation Activity Room] Students demonstrate what they have Registration Deadline: February 20 learned. Fee: $15

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Wednesday, March 5 6:00pm - 8:00pm [Room A] Registration Deadline: February 28 Fee: $10

Tuesday, February 18 9:30am - 11:00am [Parks and Recreation Activity Room] DALI’S MUSTACHE Registration Deadline: February 11 3RD- 5TH GRADE | Dare to Dabble Fee: $22 (per parent/child)

Wednesday, March 5 - April 9 6:00pm - 7:00pm [Parks and Recreation Activity Room] Registration Deadline: February 26 Fee: $75

Week 2: What the Eye PerceivesMutilated and Restored

Society of Kansas City for a short introductory program on the basics of the science of astronomy. Easy for all to understand! After that, we will go outside and look through the telescopes at the planet Jupiter. You will be shown some beautiful star clusters and nebula’s in our Milky Way Galaxy, and then perhaps other galaxies of the Universe. “

Thursday, March 6 6:30pm - 8:00pm [Parks and Recreation Activity Room] Registration Deadline: February 27 Fee: $15

POSITIVE & NEGATIVE ART 6TH - 8TH GRADE | Dare to Dabble

What is negative space; and how can I use it to make art? Examine the creative use of negative space in everything from logo designs to fine art. Using a variety of media students will make their own abstract works of art that utilize both positive and negative space.

Tuesday, April 15 6:30pm - 8:00pm [Parks and Recreation Activity Room] Registration deadline: April 8 Fee: $10

YOU CAN REGISTER FOR ONE OF THESE REASONABLE LOW PRICE CLASSES OVER THE PHONE BY USING A CREDIT CARD

ALCOHOL INK DREAMSCAPE 18+| Dare to Dabble

Learn the fun art of alcohol inks! Sheryl Godsy - Dare to Dabble Creative Coach, will walk you through the steps of making a dream scape scene with inks. We’ll provide the ambiance to inspire you creativity, the supplies and a couple hours of relaxing Dare to Dabble art experience! Best of all, at the end of this class you will have a finished wall hanging to take home and brag about.

Tuesday, February 4 6:30pm - 8:30pm [Parks & Recreation Activity Room] Registration Deadline: January 28 Fee: $20

18+|Studio Upcycle

Three-Night Course. Create an amazing dragonfly wall hanging made entirely from upcycled materials using a recycled banister spindle, ceiling fan blades, and various ‘found’ bits of embellishment. Search “dragonfly table leg” on Google or Pinterest to get design ideas for your dragonfly. Class is held in three sessions to accommodate creative design, assembly, and paint/glue/ sealant drying time; you may finish in only two sessions depending upon the design you choose.

Tuesdays, March 11 - March 25 7:00pm - 9:30pm [Parks & Recreation Activity Room] Registration Deadline: February 4 Fee: $15

CHERRY BLOSSOMS

18+| Dare to Dabble

You say you’ve never painted on canvas? Erin Pearce—Dare to Dabble Art Director, will walk you through the steps of painting a cherry blossom scene with acrylics. We’ll provide the ambiance to inspire you creativity, the supplies and a hour and a half of relaxing Dare to Dabble art experience! Best of all, at the end of this class you will have a finished painting to take home and brag about.

Tuesday, April 8 6:30pm - 8:30pm [Parks & Recreation Activity Room] Registration Deadline: April 1 Fee: $20

BEGINNING FONDANT WITH UPCYCLE NEWSPAPER SPRING FLOWERS 18+ | Studio Upcycle 18+ | Jeanine

VALENTINE’S DAY CUPCAKE DECORATING 18+ | Jeanine

Bring 12 baked cupcakes to class and learn the basics of cupcake decorating. Students will decorate the cupcakes in different Valentine themes using buttercream icing and learn different decorating techniques in class and how to use colored sprays and decorations on the cupcakes. The instructor will provide the icing and decorations for the cupcakes. Please bring a box to carry home the completed cupcakes. Supply fee of $5 per student payable to the instructor the night of class.

Monday, February 10 6:00pm - 7:15pm [Parks & Recreation Activity Room] Registration deadline: February 3 Fee: $20 + $5 supply fee payable to instructor night of class.

Students will learn to cover a cake in rolled fondant and use cut out designs to decorate the cake in this 2 session class. In session one the instructor will show students how to prepare a cake, ice the cake and cover the cake in fondant flowers. Students will be given a supply list for the second session. In the second session the student will bring a cake to class with the supplies and complete their Spring Flower Cake in class.

Monday March 24, 6:00pm - 7:15pm Monday, March 31 6:00pm - 8:00pm [Parks & Recreation Activity Room] Registration Deadline: March 17 Fee: $25

FIRST NIGHT OF UPCYCLE NEWSPAPER

Two-Night Course. On the first night you will learn to create beautiful designer papers by upcycling common newspaper with stamps, stencils, gesso, and waterbased inks. Each finished page is a unique creation of your very own, perfect for use in decoupage. On the second night you will learn to decoupage a recycled item using the upcycled newspaper you created in the first class. We supply everything you will need, but you are welcome to bring your favorite large cover-stamps or stencils on the first night of class.

Tuesdays, April 22 - April 29 7:00pm- 9:30pm [Parks & Recreation Activity Room] Registration Deadline: April 15 Fee: $12

SECOND NIGHT OF UPCYCLE NEWSPAPER Adult Programs 6


ADULT

leagues

SPECIAL EVENTS

SPRING COED SOFTBALL

Registration will begin Monday, February 3 Registration Fee: $410.00 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 and Friday nights. 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 seven-game 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. Oneweek priority registration is given to teams sponsored by a North Kansas City business or teams that have played in our league the prior year.

SPRING MEN’S SOFTBALL

Registration will begin Monday, February 3 Registration Fee: $390 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 Tuesday, and Thursday. 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 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.

Any questions about our leagues please call us at 816-300-0545 or email: parks_rec@nkc.org

ADULT KICKBALL LEAGUE Registration begins Monday, February 3 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.

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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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