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GENERAL INFORMATION

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Register online with no extra fees!

CONTACT INFORMATION Telephone Number....651-747-3860 Fax Number..............651-747-3861 Park Maintenance.....651-730-2740 City Hall...................651-739-5086

STAFF

ADDRESS 4444 Hadley Avenue North Oakdale, MN 55128

Recreation Coordinator: Mike Anderson 651-747-3872 mike.anderson@ci.oakdale.mn.us

RECREATION DEPARTMENT HOURS Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. WEB www.ci.oakdale.mn.us/recreation

Recreation Superintendent: Julie Williams 651-747-3867 julie.williams@ci.oakdale.mn.us

Administrative Assistant: Deb Ramsey 651-747-3860 deb.ramsey@ci.oakdale.mn.us

BOOK & MOVIE EXCHANGE Bring gently used books and movies to the Discovery Center and swap them for something “new”. Books must be in good, readable condition, with the cover intact. Movies must be fully operable and in their original case. The swap is an even exchange. Books exchanged for books, DVDs for DVDs and videos for videos.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE If you would like to participate in youth programs but might need financial assistance, please call 651747-3860 for more information and to request an application.

Want to receive the quarterly recreation brochure by e-mail? Simply submit a request to deb.ramsey@ci.oakdale.mn.us

Accommodates Adults & Kids!

The Recreation Department has two tandem bikes you can borrow -- for free! All we need is a copy of your driver’s license and then you -- and your date, significant other, friend, or family member will be ready for a “joy” ride. Bikes available during Discovery Center hours. *Helmets provided.*

SHELTER RENTALS CHECK OUT THE NEW PICNIC SHELTER AT THE OAKDALE NATURE PRESERVE!

Give the Gift of FUN! Looking for the perfect -- and versatile -- gift? How about an Oakdale Recreation Gift Certificate? It can be used for a variety of fun programs and interesting trips! Call 651-747-3860 for more information.

TANDEM BIKES

The Discovery Center is nestled within the picturesque Oakdale Nature Preserve at 4444 Hadley Avenue. Visit often to take in the rotating art exhibits, large aquarium, “hands-on” wildlife exhibit room, and to just sit by the fire and read. There is also a historic one-room schoolhouse and plenty of walking trails nearby. Discovery Center Hours Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 12 - 4 p.m. 1 - 4 p.m.

ART GALLERY The Discovery Center offers a rotating palette of work of local artists and artisans. Each artist’s work is displayed for an entire month; an open house with each artist is held at 4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month. Art gallery sponsored by Alerus Financial. June - Dave Parker Group - Various July - Julie Schroeder - Watercolor August - Virginia Patricelli - Oil/Pastel

Resident Fee: Small Shelter Rental $ 30 Large Shelter Rental $ 75 Shelter and Kitchen $175 Security Deposit (kitchen) $300 (no tax) Walton Park (Entire Shelter) $350 Includes: Band shell Two Large Shelters Kitchen Facilities Non-Resident Fee: Small Shelter Rental $ 45 Large Shelter Rental $100 Shelter and Kitchen $200 Security Deposit (Kitchen) $300 (no tax) Walton Park (Entire Shelter) $500 Includes: Band shell Two Large Shelters Kitchen Facilities *All rental fees subject to state sales tax*

YARD GAME RENTALS Washers, bean bag toss, and ladder golf games. $10/game - 3 games for $25 Two Day Rental

Please call 651-747-3860 for more information and to check availability of bikes, games, and shelter rentals.


Page 2 DISCOVER: Beekeeping

Now through August, a real, working hive -- buzzing with busy bees --- will be at the Oakdale Discovery Center, courtesy of local beekeeper AJ Moses. View the hive -- up close -- from the safety of indoors during Discovery Center hours. And be sure to attend AJ’s presentation about beekeeping, where he will share some fresh honey with you! Mark your calendars for August 21 @ 6 p.m. at Oakdale’s Outdoor Amphitheater, 4444 Hadley Avenue.

DISCOVERY CENTER OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATER

SPEAKER SERIES 4444 Hadley

FREE FAMILY FUN! June 16: U of M Raptor Center

DISCOVER: Geocaching

Do you like exploring the outdoors? Then try out the fun and exciting hobby of geocaching! Geocaching is a high tech treasure hunt using your GPS unit to locate cache’s hidden throughout the world. There are currently 15 caches located in the Oakdale Park System. Stop by the Oakdale Discovery Center and receive a hand out of all the caches and their coordinates and head out and try to discover as many as you can! The Oakdale Recreation Department has hand held GPS units available for check-out. Geocaching is a great outdoor activity for people of all ages!

DISCOVER: Nature Hunts

Beginning May 1, come to the Oakdale Nature Preserve and head out into the wilderness for our new Nature Hunts. This scavenger hunt will open your eyes to nature and help you discover new and exciting things! Just stop at the front desk of the Discovery Center and ask for the Discover Nature Scavenger Hunt guide and head out into the Preserve. Prizes will be given to those who find every item on the list! (Prizes will be age 12 and under appropriate).

DISCOVER: Nordic Walking

In Nordic walking, poles resembling ski poles are used to involve the upper extremities in the walking exercise. The poles are equipped with wrist straps and tips making it possible to use them on pavement while reducing the impact of the hard surface. Nordic walking is an exercise form with many advantages, both for the healthy individual needing a more vigorous exercise form, especially for cardiovascular benefits, and for an individual with restrictions from a medical condition that precludes jogging or running. It can also be advantageous for those with medical conditions of arthritic or neurological origin that make normal walking without support difficult. Stop by the Discovery Center during regular business hours and check out a pair of Nordic Walking Poles at no cost! Simply present a photo I.D. and then walk away! Youth and adult sizes available.

DISCOVER 3M’s HISTORY

Stop by the Discovery Center to see our new display on 3M. Get a close look at the company’s history and see some featured items from the past. Want to know what tape looked like in 1930 or how Post-it Notes were developed? Display is open during regular business hours from June 1 to August 31.

DISCOVERY BACKPACKS

Check out a new and improved “Discovery Backpack” and explore the Oakdale Nature Preserve. The backpack contains everything you need -- including binoculars and a GPS unit -- for your exciting exploration finding animal tracks, bird watching, identify trees and flowers, go on a scavenger hunt, and much more! Discover all this beautiful park has to offer!

1-2 p.m. The Raptor Center will present fun and interesting facts about Raptors, and introduce you to a live eagle, owl, hawk, and falcon!

June 28: 12 Health Myths 6-7 p.m. Dr. Kriva from Parkview Chiropractic will discuss health myths and discuss what current research is saying to help you make better health decisions.

July 12: Monarchs, Milkweed, Miracles 6-7 p.m. Master Gardeners will explain the significance of the butterfly population and how you can help maintain it.

July 21: Como Zoo Presents: Tropical Rain Forests 1-2 p.m. Meet tropical plants and animals from Como Park and learn how they affect our daily lives.

July 26: Weight Loss 6-7 p.m. Dr. Kriva from Parkview Chiropractic will share the Secrets of Permanent Weight Loss, why diet fads don’t work, and more

August 21: Beekeeping & Honey Extraction 6-7 p.m. Oakdale Resident AJ Moses shares his experiences as a beekeeper and show how honey is extracted and share tips on how to be a successful beekeeper.

August 23: Stress Management 6-7 p.m. Dr. Kriva from Parkview Chiropractic will discuss how to manage stress naturally.

BIRD SEED The Discovery Center sells six varieties of birdseed - at great prices! Call 651-747-3860 or go to www. ci.oakdale.mn.us/recreation for more information.


ADULT EVENTS and TRIPS ROAD TRIP Fanny Hill: Mid-Life - the Crisis Musical Everyone will relate to this hilarious, and at times, touching musical about the curiosities and inevitabilities of middle-age. From reading glasses and mammograms to weekend warriors and proctology exams – no stone is left unturned. If you bought some Gingko-Biloba, but can’t remember where you put it – then you’re ready for Mid-Life! Date: Thursday, July 12 Depart: 10 a.m., Walton Park band shell parking lot, off 15th Street, west of City Hall Return: Approximately 5:30 p.m. Cost: $59, includes transportation, lunch, show, chaperone Activity Level: Easy Registration Deadline: June 28

ROAD TRIP Circus Juventas: Showdown Circus Juventas, located in Highland Park, is the largest performing arts circus school for youth in the country. So… kick up your boots and spurs, and saddle up as we head out to the wild American West! Watch out for somersaulting outlaws, lasso-twirling cowboys, aerial spinning dance hall belles, contorting card players and the most calamitous group of prospectors to strike it rich! Date: Friday, August 10 Depart: Noon, Walton Park band shell parking lot, off 15th Street, west of City Hall Return: Approximately 5:00 p.m. Cost: $48, includes transportation, chaperone and attractions Activity Level: Easy For comfort, bring a seat cushion to sit on; bleachers style seats with backs. Seats are in low rows, center section (May have a few steps to navigate).

Page 3 ROAD TRIP Guthrie Theater: The Sunshine Boys It is one of the most highly anticipated events of the season at the Guthrie! The union of Raye Birk and Peter Michael Goetz playing cantankerous vaudeville comedians in Neil Simon’s popular comedy “The Sunshine Boys”. Despite their comedic chemistry onstage, the one-time famous duo can’t stand each other offstage. Shenanigans ensue when these seasoned stage partners are coerced into reuniting for a CBS television comedy special. (Seats are in area 3 and 4, right side). Prior to the show, we will enjoy a buffet lunch at the Depot Renaissance Hotel. Date: Wednesday, August 15 Depart: 10:30 a.m., Walton Park band shell parking lot, off 15th Street, west of City Hall Return: Approximately 4:30 p.m. Cost: $65, includes transportation, chaperone, lunch, performance Activity Level: Easy, steps to seats Registration Deadline: July 19

ROAD TRIP St. John’s Church: The Kingery Family The highly popular Kingery Family, with children ranging in age from 8 – 28, will be at St. John’s Lutheran Church Family Life Center for a concert of Bluegrass and Christian music. The Kingery family, from Atwater, Minnesota, will entertain and inspire you with their uplifting spirituals, soulful ballads, and beautiful harmonies. It will be an evening of gospel, bluegrass, old time, and patriotic music. Prior to the performance, we will dine nearby. Date: Sunday, September 9 Depart: 3:45 p.m., Walton Park band shell parking lot, off 15th Street, west of City Hall Return: Approximately 10:30 p.m. Cost: $59, includes transportation, chaperone, dinner, show

Registration Deadline: June 28 Registration Deadline: August 9

ROAD TRIP Majestic Autumn Splendor in the Saint Croix Valley We begin our journey at the Pleasant Valley Orchard. Located near Shafer, MN, this has been a family-owned orchard since the trees were planted in 1990. Today, Pleasant Valley Orchard grows a variety of quality Minnesota apples. Enjoy the picturesque landscape, sample the variety of apples available, and don’t forget to purchase your favorite apples and other tasty products and gifts to take home. All apples are picked for you and sold only at this orchard. The view will be beautiful and everchanging as autumn hues make their appearance. The Osceola and St. Croix Valley Railway, in historic Osceola, Wisconsin, provides a truly unique opportunity to experience vintage train travel. The trip from Osceola to Marine on the St. Croix is a 20-mile, round trip through the scenic and historic St. Croix River Valley. You’ll cross the St. Croix River and enjoy a panoramic view up and down the river. At Marine, watch the train crew as they move the engine from one end of the train to the other for the return trip. White linen tablecloths, china dishes, and a roast beef dinner complement the onboard experience. Since its beginning in 1918, the Bass Lake Cheese Factory’s main goals have remained “to make the best cheese possible and give the customer the best service”. See a short video on the cheese making process at the factory, sample and decide for yourself. Savor the autumn colors from the patio as you sip on a beverage (not included) when you’ve finished browsing the store. Date: Tuesday, October 9 Depart: 9:15 a.m., Walton Park band shell parking lot, off 15th Street, west of City Hall Return: Approximately 3:45 p.m. Cost: $67 includes transportation, chaperone, lunch, train ride Registration Deadline: September 10


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AQUATICS

District 622 Community Education offers quality swimming activities for all ages. Our experienced and caring instructors have been trained by the American Red Cross. They will help you or your child/children develop water safety and swimming skills in a positive learning environment.

Lessons are held at:

Skyview Community School

Maplewood Middle School

1100 Heron Ave N, Oakdale 55128 (Skyview pool is warmer in the summer)

2410 Holloway St, Maplewood 55109

REGISTER: Online:

www.isd622.org/swim Mail/In person District 622 Ed Center - CE Swim 2520 E 12th Ave, North St Paul, MN 55109

Phone: 651-748-7434 Fax: 651-748-7497

Swim Class Descriptions

(Complete descriptions can be found on web site)

Preschool Lessons

School Age Lessons

Preschool classes are 30 minutes long

(Age 6 years and older) Level classes are 55 minutes long

Mini Tots (swim diapers please) Infants 6 months - 2 years with parent Parent works with child to promote water readiness through games and play.

Level 1 & 2 - Fundamental Skills

Tiny Tots (swim diapers if needed)

Level 3 - Stroke Development

This is an entry level class for children ages 6 and older.

Toddlers 2 - 4 years with parent Parent works with child to learn basic swim skills through group activities.

Passed Level 2 or be able to jump in deep water, swim on front and back for 30 feet.

Preschoolers + Parents 3 - 5 years with parent A graduate of Tiny Tots or equivalent who will go under water. Parent will help their child learn basic swimming techniques through drills and play led by a Water Safety Instructor.

Turtles (Preschool 1) 4 - 5 year olds without a parent who will not readily put their faces in the water. This class introduces them to basic swim skills and increases their comfort level.

Bobbers (Preschool 2) 4 - 5 year olds without a parent who will put their faces in the water and are comfortable in the water.

Super Kids (Preschool 3) 4 - 5 year olds without a parent who can swim 10 feet with their face in the water. Super Kids often have fundamental swim skills but are not ready for the larger class and longer class time of Level 1.

Child’s Name _________________________________ Birth Date ____________________ Class Name ___________________ Day ___________ Class Number __________________ Fee: ___________

Level 4 - Stroke Improvement Passed Level 3. Learn elementary backstroke, side stroke, and butterfly kick.

Level 5 - Stroke Refinement Passed Level 4. Increase endurance of all strokes. Learn breast stroke, butterfly, and side stroke.

Level 6 & 7 - Fitness Swimmer and Personal Water Safety Increase proficiency in all strokes. Learn safety skills & introduction to lifeguarding.

Open Swim at Skyview Mondays and Wednesdays 1–2:30 p.m. June 13 - Aug 1 (not open 7/2, 7/4) Walk-in Rates: $4/adult; $3/student or child; $10/family of 5

Child’s Name _________________________________ Birth Date _____________________ Class Name ____________________ Day __________ Class Number ___________________ Fee: __________

Parent’s Name ________________________________________________ Address_______________________________________ City & Zip _______________________________________ Phone (W or C) ________________ (H)____________________ E-mail Address _____________________________ (confirmation sent if email is provided)

Refund Policy: If you withdraw from a class before the start date, a $5 processing fee will be deducted from your refund. Refunds are not given on or after the start date of the class.

MasterCard /Visa _________ -_________ - _________ - __________ Exp Date __________ Signature ____________________________ Checks payable to: ISD 622 / Online: www/isd622.org/swim Mail forms for swimming classes to: District 622 - CE Swim, 2520 East 12th Ave, N St Paul, MN 55109 Phone Registration: 651-748-7434 Fax: 651-748-7497


AQUATICS (cont.)

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Daytime Swim Lessons Monday - Thursday

(8 Lessons)

Session 3 Session 1 Session 2 July 9-19 July 23-Aug 2 Mini Tots 9:00 am SM1 Tiny Tots 9:00 am ST1 ST2 Turtles 9:30 am STU1 STU2 STU3 Bobbers 9:00 am SB1 SB2 SB3 Bobbers 10:00 am SB4 SB5 SB6 Super Kids 9:30 am SSK1 SSK2 SSK3 CLASS

TIME

1100 Heron Ave N, Oakdale 55128

June 18-28

See Page 4 for Open Swim dates and times.

Fee: $60 per session

CLASS

TIME

Level 1 & 2 Level 1 & 2 Level 1 & 2 Level 3 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 & 7

9:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 July 9-19 Jul 23-Aug 2 S1A-1 S1A-2 S1A-3 S1B-1 S1B-2 S1B-3 S1C-1 S1C-2 S1C-3 S3A-1 S3A-2 S3A-3 S3B-1 S3B-2 S3B-3 S4A-1 S4A-2 S4A-3 S5A-1 S5A-2 S5A-3 S6A-1 S6A-2 S6A-3

June 18-28

Evening Swim Lessons MAPLEWOOD SCHOOL

SKYVIEW SCHOOL

2410 Holloway St, Maplewood 55109

1100 Heron Ave N, Oakdale 55128

Monday (7 Lessons) June 11 – July 30 (no class 7/2) Fee: $53 Mini Tots 5:30 pm SM2 Tiny Tots 6:00 pm ST3 Pre/Parent 6:30 pm SP1 Turtles 6:00 pm STU4 Bobbers 5:30 pm SB7 Bobbers 6:30 pm SB8 Super Kids 5:30 pm SSK4 Level 1 & 2 6:00 pm S1D Level 1 & 2 7:00 pm S1E Level 3 7:00 pm S3C Level 4 7:00 pm S4B Wednesday (7 Lessons) June 13 – Aug 1 (no class 7/4) Fee: $53 Mini Tots 6:00 pm SM3 Tiny Tots 6:30 pm ST4 Pre/Parent 7:00 pm SP2 Turtles 5:30 pm STU5 Turtles 6:00 pm STU6 Bobbers 5:30 pm SB9 Bobbers 6:30 pm SB10 Bobbers 7:30 pm SB11 Super Kids 7:30 pm SSK5 Level 1 & 2 5:30 pm S1F Level 1 & 2 7:00 pm S1G Level 3 6:30 pm S3D

Monday (7 Lessons) June 11 – July 30 (no class 7/2) Fee: $53 Level 1 & 2 6:00 pm S1H Level 1 & 2 7:00 pm S1J Level 3 6:00 pm S3E Level 4 6:00 pm S4C Level 5 7:00 pm S5B Level 6 & 7 7:00 pm S6B Tuesday (7 Lessons) June 12 – July 31 (no class 7/3) Fee: $53 Tiny Tots Pre/Parent Turtles Bobbers Bobbers Bobbers Super Kids Level 1 & 2 Level 1 & 2 Level 1 & 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5

6:00 pm 6:30 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

ST5 SP3 STU7 SB12 SB13 SB14 SSK6 S1K S1L S1M S3F S4D S5C

Thursday (7 Lessons) June 14 – Aug 2 (no class 7/5) Fee: $53 Mini Tots Tiny Tots Turtles Bobbers Bobbers Super Kids Level 1 & 2 Level 1 & 2 Level 1 & 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 & 7

6:00 pm 6:30 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

SM4 ST6 STU8 SB15 SB16 SSK7 S1P S1Q S1R S3G S4E S5D S6C

Private and Semi Private Swim Lessons are available

4 - 30 minute lessons Cost: Private $85 Semi-private $60 each (must have 2 to register at similar levels)

Call 651-748-7434 for more information.


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ART PROGRAMS

KIDCREATE STUDIO launches children into the incredible world of art. Energized classes offer an exciting format for art exploration, with a focus on art creation and art education. Lesson plans, designed by an art education professional, are age appropriate and devised to inspire the individual child. KIDCREATE STUDIO teachers provide a positive, fun, selfesteem building atmosphere where children learn to express themselves through the visual arts. Parents can be assured their child is being educated in a supportive environment where giggles and grins are encouraged. For more information about KIDCREATE STUDIO please visit: kidcreatestudio.com Registration deadline one week prior to program

ART PROGRAMS HELD @ DISCOVERY CENTER - 4444 HADLEY Angry Bird Art Class Ages 5 - 12

My Favorite Princesses Art Camp

Lego Loco Art Camp Ages 5 - 12

Ages 3 - 6 We’ll “slingshot” you into the incredible world of art as you create your favorite Angry Bird. We’ll work with clay and paint to create masterpieces! (Parents: please pack a peanut-free snack and a drink for your child). When: Friday, June 15 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Cost: $23

Your Room Rules! Art Camp Ages 5 - 12 There’s plenty of “room” for your imagination as we make tons of cool stuff for your room! From the walls to the windows and doors, we’ll make accessories to transform your pad into your Dream Room! We’ll craft fantastic projects like clay trinket boxes and picture holders - we’ll even splatter paint on canvas to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Best of all, we’ll make graffiti that your parents will actually let you put on your walls! (Parents: please pack a peanut-free snack and a drink for your child each day). When: Wednesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 28 Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Cost: $56

Who’s your favorite princess? Is it Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, Tiana, or maybe Jasmine? Join us as we read princess tales and then create works of art featuring your favorite princesses! We’ll turn Cinderella’s pumpkin into a coach, help Jasmine fly on a magic carpet, see what happens when Tiana kisses her frog prince, and so much more. This camp is a fairytale come true for every little princess! (Parents: please pack a peanut-free snack and a drink for your child each day). When: Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Cost: $51

Lego Star Wars Art Class Ages 4 - 9

Can’t get enough of Legos? Want to be inspired and challenged to create new and exciting Lego art? Use your awesome Lego building skills to construct a city, imaginary creatures, race cars, plenty of original works of art…all out of Legos! We won’t just be using Legos. We’ll also use clay, paint, and tons of imagination to create some challenging projects. Plus, you’ll receive your very own disposable camera to photograph your Lego creations! (Parents: please pack a peanut-free snack and a drink for your child each day). When: Monday. July 30 and Tuesday, July 31 Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Cost: $56

Glitter Girls Art Class Ages 5 - 12

Legos and Star Wars - what an amazing combination! We’ll paint a huge galaxy mural complete with stars, planets and far, far away galaxies. Then, we’ll build star fighters out of Legos and stage an intergalactic battle. (Parents: please pack a peanut-free snack and a drink for your child). When: Friday, July 27 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Cost: $23

Hey glitter girls; we’ll be creating a glittery, girly masterpiece in this super cool class. We’ll even paint our fingernails! (Parents: please pack a peanut-free snack and a drink for your child) When: Friday, August 24 Time: 9:30 a.m. -12 p.m. Cost: $23


ART PROGRAMS (cont.) Crazy Cartooning!

ART CONTEST

Ages 6 - 12 Produce big laughs by creating humorous cartoons with Young Rembrandts. You will learn how to exaggerate facial features and expressions. Draw cartoons each day to create your own comic book! When: August 6 – August 9 Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Place: Discovery Center 4444 Hadley Avenue Cost: $69 Please register by July 30

Once Upon A Star: Taylor Swift Party Ages 5 - 10 SPEAK NOW and forever wear your sparkly fashion! This party includes BLING-TINSEL HAIR STRANDS for all! Bead a SPARKS FLY jewelry craft and receive a Sugar-Glitter “13” tattoo and dazzling eye jewels. Learn more about Taylor Swift when we play ENCHANTED B-I-N-G-O, and learn a choreographed dance to one

CONCERTS

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To celebrate the Discovery Center’s 5-year anniversary, coming in October, the Recreation Department is hosting an art contest with the theme “Discovering Oakdale”. The contest is open to Grades 6 – 12. All entries accepted at the Discovery Center, 4444 Hadley Avenue, until September 21. Call 651-747-3860 for more details. of her hits! If you are a Taylor Swift FEARLESS fan, this party is for you! When: Friday, August 10 Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m. Place: Discovery Center 4444 Hadley Avenue Cost: $21 Please register by August 3

ATHLETIC ASSOCIATIONS These associations operate independently from Oakdale Recreation. Although they use city/school facilities, they oversee and organize all aspects of their own programs. Oakdale Adult Softball Association (OASA). Men’s/women’s, co-rec softball leagues. More information: 731-6850 or www.oasa.us Oakdale Athletic Association (OAA) - Youth Sports. Volleyball, soccer, football, t-ball, baseball, basketball and lacrosse. Meetings held the 1st Wednesday of each month at 8 p.m. at Sgt. Pepper’s, 930 Helena Avenue. www.oaaonline.com OMNI Otters Swim Team. Boy/girl swimmers ranging in age from 6–18+. Utilizes pool at Skyview Community School. www.omniotters.com Tartan Area Hockey Association (TAYHA). Boys and girls from K-12. www.tayha.org

Free Family Fun!

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Walton Park Band Shell - 15th Street and Hadley Avenue June 13 June 27 July 4

ROCK BRIGADE (7 to 8:30 p.m.) 80s Rock & Roll CRANKSHAFT (7 to 8:30 p.m.) Mississippi Blue, pop blues ROCKIN HOLLYWOODS (7 to 10 p.m.) Classic Rock Stay for Fireworks Extravaganza immediately following the concert!

July 11 July 18 July 25 August 1 August 8 August 15 August 22 Sept 5

MAIDEN DIXIE (7 to 8:30 p.m.) Current & Classic Country Rock & Rock ALPHA BITS (7 to 7:45 p.m.) Kids Music SHALO LEE & THE RUSH RIVER BAND (7 to 8:30 p.m.) Country SHERWIN LINTON (7 to 8:30 p.m.) 50s, 60s, 70s DIRTY SHORTS BRASS BAND (7 to 8:30 p.m.) THE BAVARIAN MUSIKMEISTERS (7 to 8:30 p.m.) German Brass THE SUGAR BENDERS (7 to 8:30 p.m.) Variety through the Decades THE WHATNOTS (7 to 8:30 p.m.) Rock, Pop, 80s, Disco, Polka The summer concert series is sponsored by the Oakdale Parks and Recreation Department and Lake Elmo Bank.


ages 3-6

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CURIOUS CRITTERS CLUB

The Discovery Center offers a wide variety of fun and educational nature programs on Fridays throughout the year. Children participate in discussions, play games, watch DVDs, and create projects for each themed program. Critter Club kids like to go outside, so please dress for the weather! When: Cost: Place:

9:30 – 11 a.m. (ages 3-6) $6 per participant, per session Discovery Center, 4444 Hadley Avenue Registration deadline one week before start of each program

Pick up a “Critter Club” punchcard at the main desk at the Discovery Center. Each time you attend a Critter Club program, a staff member will punch your card; attend five programs and get your sixth program free!

June 1 - Daddy Long-Legs Did you know a Daddy Long Legs is not a spider after all? Find out why!

June 29 - The Chicken Coop Venture into the world of chickens. See live chickens up close, hold and pet them, and even feed them treats!

July 6 - Bee My Honey Learn about the wonders of bees. We’ll explore the workings of a real live bee hive and learn how bees make honey. Bring your taste buds for a sweet sample!

July 20 - Mounds of Moss Moss grows on rocks, tree bark, rotting logs, and sidewalk cracks! We’ll collect a few samples and plant a moss garden to take home.

August 3 - Animals Nobody Loves Some creatures such as the black widow spider and the great white shark deserve their fearsome reputations. Yet some scary looking creatures are actually very shy and peaceful. Some animals, like the rat and cockroach, possess amazing survival skills. We’ll learn the truth about nature’s most misunderstood animals.

August 17 - Mushroom Walk Join us on a mushroom walk through the late summer woods. We’ll identify mushrooms and make fun mushroom crafts!

FISHING CONTEST ages 3-18 Rig-up, find the “winning” spot along the shoreline of Tanners Lake, cast out your line and reel in the big one! Bring your own fishing pole and bait. Prizes will be awarded for biggest/longest fish. Complimentary lunch will be served from 11-Noon (hot dog, chips, beverages). When: Time: Place: Ages: Cost:

Saturday, July 7 9 a.m. - Noon Tanner’s Park 3 -18 will be eligible for prizes (All ages are welcomed to fish) $7

ages 10-adult

GOLF

In its ninth year of successful running, the WP Golf Institute is offering the PGA’s nationally recognized Beginner and Link Up 2 Golf programs. This four week program is designed to help newer and intermediate players with the basics of playing golf. The one-hour classes cover putting, short game, full swing, and concludes with on course instruction. Ages 10 – adult. Session 1 – Beginner Tuesday, June 5, 12, 19, 26 Session 2 – Intermediate Thursday, June 7, 14, 21, 28 Session 3 – Beginner Tuesday, July 10, 17, 24, 31 Session 4 – Intermediate Thursday, July 12, 19, 26, Aug 2 Session 5 – Beginner Tuesday, Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 Session 6 – Intermediate Thursday, Aug 9, 16, 23, 30

Please register by July 3 Please note that fishing contest participants need to cast, hook, and reel in their own fish. Rain Date: July 28, 9 a.m. to Noon

Place: Oak Marsh Golf Course Time: 6–7 p.m. Cost: $60 per participant Registration deadline one week before start of each session


ITS (In The Streets) Van

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ITS-Mobile features X-box Kinect and Wii! Get up! Get out! Get Active! The ITS program will soon be headed to a neighborhood near you! The ITS-Mobile offers built-in interactive video gaming systems, along with a variety of outdoor games and activities designed to give you an exciting and fun-filled recreational experience!

ITS SCHEDULE - SUMMER 2012* Week 1: June 11 - 14 Blast from the Past

Kick off the ITS Season with fun outdoor games that have been popular for decades. Red Rover, Duck Duck, and more! Join us for a week of good, old-fashioned games. Monday

10 a.m. - Noon

Eberle

Week 2: June 18 - 21 Let’s Get Crafty Build fun and exciting projects to take home and display!

Monday

10 a.m. - Noon

Walton

Tuesday

1 - 3 p.m.

East Side

Tuesday

1 - 3 p.m.

Eberle

Wednesday

10 a.m. - Noon

Walton

Wednesday

10 a.m. - Noon

East Side

Thursday

1 - 3 p.m.

Guthrie

Thursday

1 - 3 p.m.

Guthrie

Week 3: June 25 - 28 Playground Favorites

Week 4: July 9 - 12 Batter Up!

Play games on and around the playground like Can’t Touch the Ground, Four-Square, and Hopscotch.

Find out who’s the best at Wii sports and who’s the best on the ballfield by playing baseball and softball.

Monday

1 - 3 p.m.

Eberle

Monday

1 - 3 p.m.

Eberle

Tuesday

10 a.m. - Noon

East Side

Tuesday

10 a.m. - Noon

Walton

Wednesday

1 - 3 p.m.

Oakfield

Wednesday

1 - 3 p.m.

East Side

Thursday

10 a.m. - Noon

Guthrie

Thursday

10 a.m. - Noon

Guthrie

Week 5: July 16 - 19 Hurray for Yard Games

Week 6: July 23 - 26 Larger Than Life

Bring a friend and we’ll team up to play yard games like Bean Bags, Washers, Ladder Golf, and more!

Be ready to strategize as we play Jumbo-sized chess, checkers, and other mind-testing games.

Monday

10 am. - Noon

East Side

Monday

10 a.m. - Noon

Walton

Tuesday

1 - 3 p.m.

Guthrie

Tuesday

1 - 3 p.m.

Eberle

Wednesday

10 a.m. - Noon

Eberle

Wednesday

10 a.m. - Noon

East Side

Thursday

1 -3 p.m.

Oakfield

Thursday

1 - 3 p.m.

Guthrie

Week 7: July 30 - August 2 Teaming Up The ITS Crew will challenge you with a variety of games to help develop teambuilding and sportsmanship skills.

Monday

1 - 3 p.m.

Guthrie

Tuesday

10 a.m. - Noon

Week 8: August 6 - 9 Finale Fun

For the last week, the ITS Crew has planned some exciting games and activities that will leave you excited for next year’s ITS games and activities! Monday

10 a.m. - Noon

Oakfield

Walton

Tuesday

1 - 3 p.m.

Eberle

10 a.m. - Noon

East Side

1 - 3 p.m.

Guthrie

Wednesday

1 - 3 p.m.

East Side

Wednesday

Thursday

10 a.m. - Noon

Oakfield

Thursday

The ITS-Mobile is equipped with an “alert” system to let you know when we are headed to your neighborhood. When you see the flashing lights and hear the horns, come on over and join this FREE-for-all madness! You’re guaranteed to have an exciting, fun-filled experience!

* ITS is a free, drop-in program. No registration needed. Come and go as you please!


ages 6-11

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MINI CAMPS

Eight weeks of summer fun for ages 6 to 11! Campers will participate in a variety of games, crafts and special events for each weekly theme. Sign up for 1 week, 2 weeks, or all 8 weeks - one week free when you sign up for all 8! Days: Monday through Thursday Food allergies – Snacks are sometimes served Time: 1:30 – 4 p.m. at camp. If your child has a food allergy, please Cost: $25/week -- or sign up for all 8 weeks for only $175! make note of it on the registration form. Registration deadline one week before start of each program

Mini–Camp Schedule

Oakdale Nature Preserve*

Richard Walton Park

June 11 - 14 June 18 - 21 June 25 - 28 July 9 - 12 July 16 - 19 July 23 - 26 July 30 - August 2 August 6 - 9

Wild World of Sports KidzArt Jr. Survivor Water World 1 Gooey, Ooey & Maybe Chewy Extreme Outdoors Water World 2 Playground Games

Gooey, Ooey & Maybe Chewy Extreme Outdoors Playground Games Jr. Survivor Water World 1 Wild World of Sports KidzArt Water World 2

*Campers at the Oakdale Nature Preserve to meet at the shelter on Granada (west side of the park).

MINI CAMP PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS Extreme Outdoors We’re going to extremes and learning how to survive the great outdoors! Make survival journals, take hikes, learn how to make a fire, go on scavenger hunts, learn how to craft a shelter, track animals, and much more. We’ll even compete in a treasure hunt using a GPS unit.

Gooey, Ooey and Maybe Chewy Join us for a mad week of crazy, wacky, and edible science fun. Experiments and projects will not only be unique but slimy, gooey, fun, and tasty -- really!

KidzArt Spend the week creating masterpieces that go beyond finger-paint and popsicle sticks. Each day will be a different KidzArt theme. Bring your creativity and be ready for a great time!

Jr. Survivor Calling all thrill seekers! Compete as part of a tribal team in daily challenges: scavenger hunts, games, sports, puzzles, team building and other brainy tasks in order to survive and win prizes. The tribe has spoken!

Playground Games Red Rover come over! Play classic playground games like tag, capture the flag, four square, dodge ball, red light green light and more. Ally ally in free!

Water World 1 Beat the heat at our ever-popular water camp where you’ll enjoy a super soakin’ week of water games and activities. Wear your swimsuit, bring a towel and prepare to get wet!

Water World 2 Due to popularity, a second week of water camp has been added. Same water fun as Water World 1 but all different games and activities.

Wide World of Sports Join us for a wide world of sports where we’ll play lots of old favorites and plenty of new favorites!


SMALL WORLD CAMPS

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ages 3-5

Eight weeks of summer fun for ages 3 to 5! Campers will spend the morning playing games, creating art projects, singing and socializing. Children must be potty trained. Sign up for 1 week, 2 weeks, or all 8 weeks! One week free when you sign up for all 8! Days: Mondays through Thursdays Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m. Cost: $15/week -- or sign up for all 8 weeks for only $105! Registration deadline one week before start of each program Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4

June 11 – 14 June 18 – 21 June 25 – 28 July 9 - 12

Session 5 Session 6 Session 7 Session 8

July 16 - 19 July 23 – 26 July 30 – August 2 August 6 – 9

3,2,1 Blast off! Monkey Business Disney Daze Butterfly Wings & Rainbow Things Summer Splash Bash Pirate Jr. Alphabet Art Beach Bums

Food allergies – Snacks are sometimes served at camp. If your child has a food allergy, please make note of it on the registration form.

Oakdale Nature Preserve Shelter, Granada Avenue Oakfield Park, south on Helmo off 50th Street Eberle Park, 38th and Hadley Oakdale Nature Preserve Shelter, Granada Avenue Walton Park, off 15th Street Oakfield Park, south on Helmo off 50th Street Eberle Park, 38th and Hadley Walton Park, off 15th Street

SMALL WORLD CAMP PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS Alphabet Art Join us in an all out animal alphabet extravaganza! We’ll play ABC games, make ABC crafts, and go on letter hunts. We’ll cover all letters from A to Z!

Beach Bums Calling all beach bums, the beach season is here! Have a super cool morning hanging out at our make believe beach where we’ll do lots of “beach” stuff -- even make homemade sno-cones.

Butterfly Wings & Rainbow Things Discover the colors of the rainbow while discovering creatures large and small. Daily adventures with magnifying glasses, nets and bug boxes will inspire rainbow songs, butterfly art, games and more.

Disney Daze Everyday will bring exciting new adventures as we visit different Disney movies. Come play with us!

Monkey Business Rivers, jungles, and deserts…. join us as we discover amazing animals from across the globe. Wear your favorite jungle costume if you like!

Summer Splash Bash Get ready for a wacky, wet and wild week at camp! During our adventures, we are sure to get super soaked! Don’t forget your swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen.

Pirate Jr. Join fellow pirates, buccaneers and swashbucklers and search for the hidden treasure! Live the life of a pirate as we treasure hunt, play buccaneer games, make eye patches, and become the captain of our own ship.

3,2,1 Blastoff! Join us as we take a voyage into outer space. We’ll learn about stars, the planets, sun, and the moon. This camp is out of this world!


SKATEBOARDING

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Walton Park

3rd LAIR SKATEBOARD CONTEST

SKATE PARK

Hadley and 15th Street, north of the tennis courts next to the hockey rink. Skateboarders & in-line skaters of all ages may use this facility at no cost. Park includes a half pipe, roll ins, spine ramp, sub box, elevator, volcano, driveways and canyon.

HOURS Daily 8 a.m. to dusk • • • • •

RULES

Bikes and scooters are not permitted in the skate park. Helmets, elbow and knee pads are strongly encouraged. Smoking, alcohol, profanity and loud music are prohibited. Respect others, share the space. Dispose of trash in the proper containers.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS SPACE ROCKETS

Sponsored by Western Bank 3rd Lair will be stopping at the Walton Park Skate Park as part of their “Summer Series” contest series. Points will be given to each competitor based on their final standing at each contest. Results, standings and cumulative point totals of every competitor will be kept track of on the “Summer Series” website: www. summerseries.net. The competitors with the most points at the end of the series will be the winner! There will be three overall points winners crowned in each division – Beginner, Intermediate and Expert. Winners of each division in each contest will receive a “golden ticket” to the Midwest Melee – held at the State Fair. When: Friday, June 22 Time: 4 p.m. - Registration 5 p.m. - Start time Where: Walton Skate park Cost: $10 per person paid at event

GEOCACHING

Let’s build rockets from scratch and then launch them! Put together your masterpiece and we’ll see whose will fly the best! The highest! When: Time: Place: Cost:

Saturday, July 14 10 a.m. - Noon Walton Park Shelter $17 (includes all materials and 1 rocket engine)

Additional engines can be purchased for $2) Ages: All ages (children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult) Please register by July 6

T-BALL SKILL BUILDING CLASS (PEE WEE) Ages 4, 5, 6

Geocaching: The Basics

Explore Geocaching (cont.)

We’ll learn the basics of geocaching and then head outdoors into the park to look for geocaches. Please wear appropriate footwear. GPSs are not required for this course, but if you have one, please bring it along!

required but if you have one feel free to bring along.

SESSION 1 Eastside Park June 18 - 28

When: Saturday, July 28 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Where: Discovery Center 4444 Hadley Avenue Cost: FREE! Just stop by!

SESSION 2 Oakfield Park July 9 - 19

When: Saturday, June 16 Time: 10 a.m. – Noon Place: Discovery Center/Nature Preserve Cost: $5 Please register by June 14

Explore Geocaching Join us for the day to learn more about geocaching. There will be a variety of topics discussed for beginners to advanced geocachers. Sessions will include finding your first cache, hiding your first cache, 3rd party tools and more. Experienced cachers will be on hand to assist novices make their first find! All ages welcomed. GPSs not

Location-Based Games With the advent of GPS-enabled smart phones, many location-based games have been developed. Let’s discuss some of the more popular games such as Four Square, Whereigo, Munzee and Geocaching and how to get started and then head out into the park. Most of these games require a GPS-enabled smart phone, so please bring yours! When: Time: Place: Cost:

Saturday, August 11 10 a.m. – Noon Discovery Center $5

Please register by August 8

SESSION 3 Walton Park July 30 - August 9 Skill building program will develop and fine-tune t-ball skills through lead up games and activities. Experience success in catching, throwing, running and hitting. This is not a league. Class sizes are limited to 25 and participants need to provide their own glove. Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Cost: $35 - includes t-shirt Registration deadline one week before start of each session


SPECIAL PROGRAMS

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SPORTS UNLIMITED ages 6 - 12 Sports Unlimited programs are designed for boys and girls of all ages regardless of skill or ability and based on the philosophy of providing the opportunity to develop sport skills in a fun, safe and non-competitive environment. Sports Unlimited coaches teach fundamental skills using small group activities, scrimmages and fun games. They also focus on helping the kids learn the rules of each sport while working on team play and sportsmanship. Dress appropriately for the weather; bring a snack, water bottle, and sun screen, and wear tennis or soccer shoes (no metal spikes). Participants will be divided by age and skill level. All participants will receive a water bottle and sportsmanship award. Registration deadline one week before start of camp

Skateboard Camp Individual skills taught include balance, stopping, turning, Ollie, nollie, heelflip and kickflips. Skateboard and helmet are required (bike, snowboard, are ok). Knee pads, elbow pads, and wrist guards are recommended (all recommended gear are available at no charge if you don’t have your own). When: Time: Place: Cost:

July 23 – 26 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Richard Walton Skate Park $83

Flag Football Camp Designed to introduce flag football through skill development and small group games. Campers will learn the rules of flag football while working on team play and sportsmanship. Individual skills taught: passing, catching, kicking along with learning the strategies of offense and defense. When: Time: Place: Cost:

August 13 – 16 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Eastside Park $75

TEEN KAYAK CAMP ages 11 - 13

BUNKER PARK STABLE ages 8 - 17

Join us on the St. Croix River for a true WILD experience with Wahoo! Adventures. Camp is located right on the river!

Back by Popular Demand! Limited Space Available!

Day One: Meet your fellow campers and learn the basics of kayaking using a nearby quiet cove on the river. Also learn how to use a GPS and find a hidden treasure around camp. Day Two: Paddle kayaks north along the St. Croix River to find caves and other secrets along the route stopping on sandy islands to swim and cook lunch. Day Three: Head downstream from Taylor’s Falls to Osceola with an island picnic. Day Four: Challenge Day! We will test our new kayak skills with a variety of obstacle courses on the river to see how much we’ve learned this week. We will finish our week with prizes and an award ceremony. Extra fun – Bring your swimsuit and towel as we will be swimming every day! Camp Includes: • • • • • •

All necessary equipment, including life vest Healthy lunch each day. Beverages, snacks Transportation to/from the Oakdale Discovery Center Skills and safety training 1 adult for every 4 teens CD pictures from the week

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4

June 25 – June 28 July 9 – July 12 July 23 – July 26 July 30 – August 2

Cost: $217 per session Time: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pickup/Drop off: Discovery Center 4444 Hadley Avenue

Join us for a trip to Bunker Park for an afternoon of fun! We’ll begin with a trail ride on horseback and then find a place to eat lunch followed by a nature walk. Please dress appropriately for this adventure and bring a peanut-free bagged lunch with you. When: Fridays: June 22, July 20, August 10 Time: Depart from Discovery Center at 11 a.m. Return at approximately 3:30 p.m. Cost: $35 per trip (includes entrance fee, transportation, and chaperone) Ages: 8-17 (waiver form must be signed prior to departure) Registration deadline one week before each trip

BUNKER BEACH ages 8 - 17 Join us for a trip of to the state’s largest wave pool that also offers six towering water slides and lazy river! We’ll be at Bunker Beach for four hours so you’ll have plenty of time to explore all the amenities at the newly remodeled beach. Don’t hesitate, sign up today! When: Monday, July 16 Depart: 10:00 a.m. from the Discovery Center 4444 Hadley Avenue Return: Approximately 4:00 p.m. Cost: $35 (includes transportation and chaperones) Please bring a bagged lunch along!

Registration deadline one week before start of camp

Registration deadline is July 9

Wahoo! Adventures is founded by Kerri Kolstad who has navigated the St. Croix for over 18 years.

We must have 20 participants registered for event to proceed


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STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD (SUP) LESSONS ages 12 and up

COMMUNITY WALK-A-THON Earn rewards for walking, with the ultimate goal, per walker, being 250 miles and up to a maximum of $100 in gift card rewards! For each 25 miles, either turn in your miles to redeem rewards or save them up for a higher reward! Walk runs April 1 to October 31.

Try something new! Instructors from the Minnesota Stand Up Paddleboarders Association will teach you to paddle standing up. SUP is a fun, relaxing and a great work out. It is good for core conditioning, improving balance and a great complement for cross training. Bring your positive attitude, clothes that can get wet, a towel, water shoes and a water bottle. No paddling experience necessary.

5K RUN WALK

Classes will be about 1.5 hours of instruction. Class size will be limited to 6 during each session. Minimum age is 12. Ages 12 – 14 must be accompanied by a parent or legal

Designed for all ages and abilities. Start and finish at the Discovery Center. Chose to run or walk. New this year: the race will be chip timed. Please indicate t-shirt size on registration form. (Refer to city website for more details). When: Saturday, June 23 Time: 8 a.m. Sign in starts 7 a.m. Cost: $20 per runner (includes T-shirt and prizes) Place: Discovery Center 4444 Hadley Avenue Please register by June 13

ADULT CO-ED SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNEY Bring your team to the 1st Annual Oakdale Sand Volleyball Tournament! This one day tournament will take place at the sand court located at Tanners Park. Cash Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. When: Where: Time: Cost: Prizes:

Saturday, August 25 Tanners Park Games will start at Noon $80 per team 1st-$300, 2nd-$175, 3rd-$75 (based on 10 teams)

Register your team by August 20

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

guardian. Ages 15 – 17 must have a waiver and consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian. All participants must sign a consent form and a waiver. When: Monday–Thursday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Saturday/Sunday 8 a.m. – Noon Where: Tanners Lake Beach Cost: $65 per person Reservations required – To make a reservation, please contact Dave @ 651-357-8974 or mnsup@earthlink.net

LYNCH TENNIS CAMPS Tennis is a lifetime sport so start your kids off right with lessons from USPTA certified tennis professionals and top athletes. Your child will learn or improve upon stroke production, strategies of the game and play a variety of fun games. Players should bring a racquet and water bottle and wear tennis shoes. A limited number of racquets are available; please note on the registration form if you will need one. Tiny Hitters Young Hitters Jr. Hitters

Age 4 Ages 5 – 7 Ages 8 – 12

Session 1 Eastside Park Young Hitters Jr Hitters Tiny Hitters

June 18 – 21 9 – 10 a.m. 10 – 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – noon

Session 2 July 16 – 19 Oakdale Nature Preserve Young Hitters 9 – 10 a.m. Jr Hitters 10 – 11:30 a.m. Tiny Hitters 11:30 – noon Session 3 Eastside Park Young Hitters Jr Hitters Tiny Hitters Cost:

Aug 20 – 23 9 – 10 a.m. 10 – 11:30 a.m. 11:30 – noon

$70 per session

Registration deadline one week before start of each session Note: Classes are held Mondays through Thursdays. Fridays will be rain dates.

Cheer America CHEER CAMP Learn popular cheers, chants, choreographed dance and pom-pom routines, parade marching techniques, and other performance skills. Program also promotes physical fitness, improved coordination, flexibility, and the ability to work as a cheerleading squad member. When: June 11 – August 20 (No class July 2 & August 13) Time: 6 – 6:45 p.m. (Ages 4 – 7) 7 – 7:45 p.m. (Ages 8 – 12) Place: Discovery Center 4444 Hadley Avenue Cost: $54 Please register by June 7


WELLNESS

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FARMERS MARKET

WATER SLIDE - free! Pack a picnic lunch, grab a blanket and spend the afternoon cooling off at Oakdale’s very popular -and FREE -- water slide!

Oakdale’s Farmer’s Market will return June 13 for another great season offering you a wide variety of fresh and healthy local products. It’s the place to pick up everything you need for a meal, plus flowers for the table!

Fridays: June 29 July 13 July 27 August 10 1 – 3:30 p.m.

The market runs Wednesdays from 3-7 p.m. through October 10. It is located in the north parking lot at City Hall, 1584 Hadley Avenue.

Tower Park 8th Street and Guthrie

Receive weekly emails about the products and events at the Farmer’s Market. Email your request to mike.anderson@ ci.oakdale.mn.us

Children need to be accompanied by an adult

WELLNESS

Drop in to try any Pilates or Yoga Class for only $12

HATHA FLOW YOGA Flow from posture to posture, rhythmically linking breath with each posture, pausing at times to re-connect and center. Balance and stretch while standing, kneeling, sitting, and lying. This class is appropriate for all levels and all students are encouraged to move at their own comfortable pace. Please dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat to class. Instructor: Joanne Romain is a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance and has been practicing yoga for over 13 years. Tuesday Afternoons When: Session 1: June 19–July 10 Session 2: July 24–August 28 (No class August 14) Time: 12 – 1 p.m. Place: Discovery Center 4444 Hadley Avenue Cost: Session 1: $37 Session 2: $45 Thursday Evenings When: Session 1: June 14–July 12 Session 2: July 26–August 30 Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Place: Discovery Center 4444 Hadley Avenue Cost: Session 1: $45 Session 2: $53 Registration deadline one week before start of each session

GENTLE CHAIR YOGA Be guided through modified yoga poses to help improve strength and flexibility, using a chair as an option to sitting on the floor. This class is ideal for anyone with health concerns or anyone looking for a gentle practice. Stretch and hold poses in simple ways to gradually ease tight joints and muscles and build strength. Regain mobility, coordination, balance and fullness of breath. Leave class feeling relaxed and refreshed. Tuesday Mornings When: Session 1: June 19 – July 10 Session 2: July 24 – August 28 (No class August 14) Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Place: Discovery Center, 4444 Hadley Avenue Cost: Session 1: $37 Session 2: $45 Registration deadline one week before start of each session

BEGINNER PILATES MAT Pilates is a series of precise movements that lengthen and strengthen the entire body with a special focus on the deep core abdominals and the muscles that surround the spine. This class is designed to include the entire beginning Pilates mat repertoire while introducing intermediate movements with modifications. This class is appropriate for all levels. Please dress comfortably and bring a mat to class. Instructor: Julie Obrien, owner of Precision Pilates in Oakdale is a STOTT Pilates certified mat and reformer instructor since 2006. When: Time: Where: Fee:

July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8 6 – 7 p.m. Discovery Center, 4444 Hadley Avenue $50 per session Please register by July 3


Now register online with no extra fees!

REGISTRATION

There are five convenient ways to pay for programs and activities. For more information, please call 651-747-3860.

Online www.ci.oakdale.mn.us/recreation

Mail

4444 Hadley Avenue N Oakdale, MN 55128

REGISTRATION DEADLINE Registration deadlines are established for programs to ensure appropriate staffing, supplies, and facilities needs. Please refer to program descriptions for each program’s registration deadline. WAIT LISTS If a class or event is full, you may request that your name be placed on a waiting list in the event that an opening occurs. CANCELLATION The Oakdale Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel, postpone or combine programs and change instructors.

Fax

651-747-3861

Classes with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled and payment will be refunded or credited to your account. Participants will be notified of program cancellations prior to the start of the program. PROGRAM CONFIRMATIONS You will be contacted if a program is full, a program is cancelled, or if a program change is necessary.

In-Person

4444 Hadley Avenue or City Hall - 1584 Hadley Avenue

Drop Boxes

Located in front of Discovery Center or in City Hall parking lot.

REFUNDS Registration fees for a program cancelled by the Oakdale Recreation Department will be fully refunded. You may cancel your registration 3 business days before the start of the program and receive a refund, less a $5 administration fee. Once a refund has been requested, a check will be mailed to you within 45 days. If your registration was charged, a credit to your charge card will be processed. No refunds can be issued once a program has started or if tickets were purchased for a trip or event. SCHOLARSHIPS Scholarships are available for persons who may need financial assistance in order to participate in youth programs. Funds are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis (Oakdale residents only). For more information or to request an application, please call 651-747-3860.

Questions? Please call (651) 747-3860 or visit www.ci.oakdale.mn.us/recreation


REGISTRATION FORM Oakdale Parks and Recreation Department ~ Discovery Center Phone: 651-747-3860

Fax: 651-747-3861

www.ci.oakdale.mn.us/recreation

___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name of Parent/Guardian Address City Zip or Adult Participant _____________________________________________________

____________________________________________________

1st Phone (please circle one):

2nd Phone (please circle one):

Home Work

Cell

Home

Work Cell

Participant Emergency Contact Information: _________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian or Adult Participant Email Name Telephone Number Relationship (Please circle one (Other than parent or guardian)

PERMISSION AND WAIVER: I hereby agree to allow my child to participate in the Oakdale Parks and Recreation Department activity named below. In consideration of your accepting this registration, I hereby, for myself and my heirs, waive any and all rights and claims for damages I may have against the City of Oakdale and its representatives, for any and all injuries from whatever cause suffered by the participant (s) listed in the indicated activity below. I understand that the information that I have provided will be distributed to individuals involved with each recreation program. The Oakdale Parks and Recreation Department often takes pictures, slides, and videotape of participants for program promotion and brochures. The completion of your registration signifies your acceptance of this consent.

Participant Name First and Last

M/F Age Birthdate

Activity Name

Activity Date

Time

Location

Fee

e n n o i i l t n a e O r c r e e t r / s i s g u Re le.mn. a d k a o . i c w.

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TOTAL DUE $ Parent/Guardian Signature ________________________________________ Today’s Date _______________

PAYMENT TYPE ( ) Cash ( ) Check # ( ) Credit Card # Circle Type: VISA / MC / Am Exp / Discover Exp. Date: / Signature:

MAIL. Mail completed form and payment (checks made payable to “City of Oakdale”) to: Oakdale Parks and Recreation 4444 Hadley Avenue North Oakdale, MN 55128

FAX. Credit Card Payments Only. Fax completed form and payment information to: (651) 747-3861

Registration Confirmations are not provided OFFICE USE ONLY: Date Received: Amount Received: Received by:

Oakdale MN Summer 2012 Program Guide  

Oakdale MN Summer 2012 Program Guide

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