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Bridging Lives, Enriching Families

SPRING X-STRAVAGANZA A special event you don’t want to miss! PROGRAMS + LEAGUE ACTITIVIES

Youth Adults Seniors

winter spring 2013

NORTH KC

ENRICHMENT

&

NORTH KANSAS CITY

PARKS

RECREATION


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 group to maximize this commitment.

Mantaining:

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 Assistant Marcia Hansen Administrative Deanna Lea Attendants Cynthia Garcia Pam Linder JC McCallen Park Park Board Members President Elizabeth Ryan Vice President Chuck Cash Secretary Amy Bowman-Comer Treasurer Sandra Hoover

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HOLIDAY HOURS

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January 1 New Years Day March 31 Easter

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Programs [3-4] Leagues [5-6]

INTRODUCTION TO KNITTING

Programs [7-9] Leagues [10]

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Programs [11-13] Trips [14-15]

Marvis Atkin Gene Bingham Ken Karnes Roberta Larsen Catherine McLeod

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Amenities, Fees, Rules & Regulations [17-18]

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MISSION STATEMENT

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YOUTH

programs

KIDS NAME BRACELETS

5-7 YRS | Chris Peterson Easy to make bracelet for the beginner beader. Simple elastic and bead bracelet using beads, spacer beads, elastic and knot tying to finish your project. Learn the knot to use to tie off for a nice finished look. Fun for both boys and girls.

Tuesday, January 15

6-8 pm [Senior Room] Registration deadline: Jan 8th $20

MEMORY WIRE BRACLETAGE

8-12 YRS | Chris Peterson Use memory wire to make a simple wrap bracelet and learn basic beading. Learn to choose memory wire, choosing beads for color and how to finish the wrap around bracelet. Fun for boys and girls.

Tuesday, January 22 6-8pm [Senior Room] Registration deadline: Jan 15th $20

KID’S VALENTINE’S DAY CARD

5-12YRS | Chris Peterson Make a Valentine Card and an easy beaded bracelet for that special someone in your life. Take home your finished project in a valentine bag ready to make it a special day.

IF YOU SUSPECT A CLASS OR PROGRAM IS CANCELLED IN THE EVENING OR ON THE WEEKEND DUE TO

INCLEMENT WEATHER PLEASE CHECK WWW.NKCCC.ORG

Thursday, February 7 6-8pm [Senior Room] Registration deadline: Jan 31st $15

MARBLE MAZE

MASK MAKING

7-9 YRS | Elysia Springer

8-12 YRS | Elysia Springer

Practice art in 3-dimensions through the construction of plaster masks. In two sessions we will look at different masks from around the world, develop a base structure, plaster the masks, and paint and decorate them. Tuesday, February 26 & Thursday February 28 6-8pm [Senior Room] Registration deadline: Feb 19th $50

This class is perfect for the handson builder! Put your thinking caps on to design and construct 3D mazes to watch the different ways we can make marbles go. In this class we will be using a variety of new and recycled boxes, jars, cardboard, tubes and much more to make an active sculpture! Saturday March 2 9-11am [Senior Room] Registration deadline: Feb 22nd $30

EXPLORING WITH PAINT

2-4 YRS | Elysia Springer This class is the perfect opportunity to play with paint and get messy! Let your little one explore how paint feels, looks, and mixes while also experimenting with a variety of different tools to paint with. Young children build upon these experiences of learning about paint to become better and more controlled painters as they grow. We will be working with washable finger paints, tempera paints, watercolors, and with some textures as well.

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Thursday, January 31 6-7pm [Senior Room] Registration deadline: Jan 24th $30

Dance

DANCE CREATIVE MOVEMENTS 3-5 YRS | Christie Manton

An introduction to the imaginative creativity of dance. Students learn basic dance elements and vocabulary, rhythm and movement through games, motor skills and body awareness, and new ways of expressing themselves, all taught in an exciting and fun environment. Wednesdays, April 3 - April 24 6-6:30pm [Room D] Registration deadline: March 27th $40

DANCE CLASS

6-8 YRS | Christie Manton

An introduction to the imaginative creativity of dance. Students learn basic dance elements and vocabulary, rhythm and movement through games, motor skills and body awareness, and new ways of expressing themselves, all taught in an exciting and fun environment. Tuesdays, March 5- April 23 6- 7pm [Room D] Registration deadline: Feb 26th $65

DANCE CLASS 9-12 YRS | Christie Manton

An introduction to the imaginative creativity of dance. Students learn basic dance elements and vocabulary, rhythm and movement through games, motor skills and body awareness, and new ways of expressing themselves, all taught in an exciting and fun environment. Tuesdays, March 5- April 23 7- 8pm [Room D] Registration deadline: Feb 26th $65

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YOUTH

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.

YOU CAN MAIL IN YOUR

registration FORM WITH PAYMENT OR STOP BY THE PARKS & RECREATION OFFICE MONDAY-FRIDAY 8:00AM5:00PM AT 1999 IRON STREET, NORTH KANSAS CITY, MO 64116

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)

Registration for spring begins Jan 7 & ends Feb 1, 2013.

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NEW

3 & 4 YEAR OLDS (MUST BE 3 BY JANUARY 1, 2013)

T-BALL (COED)

4-6 YEARS OLD BY MAY 1, 2013

T-ball is the first step in the Registration begins Jan 7 & ends Feb 1 baseball/softball progression. North Kansas City Parks and Emphasis is placed on having Child must be currently in the Recreation is offering a new five fun and playing together as a grades listed below: DIVISION A: CURRENTLY IN K, week introductory session to team. Our goal is for the child 1ST GRADE OR AGE 5 BY JULY 31, the sport of soccer. Participants to learn the correct techniques 2013 will begin to understand the for batting, throwing, and DIVISION B: CURRENTLY IN 2ND fundamental motor skills of catching, as well as developing OR 3RD GRADE soccer through games and an understanding of the basics DIVISION C: CURRENTLY IN 4TH activities. The last week will of the game. OR 5TH GRADE be designated to a scrimmage DIVISION D: CURRENTLY 6TH, game. Registration will begin Monday, March 7TH OR 8TH GRADE There are three different sessions to 4, 2013 and end Friday, April 5, 2013 choose from. There are a limited num(or until teams are filled) Division A & B - $55 ber of spots per session so make sure to Division C & D - $60 sign up early. $55 (includes team shirt & trophy) 9am, 10am, 11am (includes team shirt and hat) $40 (includes instructor, t-shirt & medallion)

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COACH-PITCH (COED) 7-9 YEARS OLD BY MAY 1, 2013

Registration will begin Monday, March 4, 2013 & end Friday, April 5, 2013 (or until teams are filled) Coach-Pitch will take over where Tball ends. The child will learn to hit a ball pitched by their coach, develop fielding techniques and team play will be further developed. Practices start the week of May 6th. Games begin Saturday, June 1, 2013 and they play 2 games a week, one on Saturday and one weekday for five weeks. $65 (includes team jersey & hat)

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ADULT

programs

GARDENING/CANNING 101 SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCE CLASS Caroline Light

BEGINNING HULA Debbie Rommel

Learn Hula basics and at least one Hula in this four week Beginner Hula class. You will learn about Hawaiian history, language, basic Hula steps and know the difference between Kahiko and Auana. Join us if you have always thought Hula would be fun. It is and its great exercise. Tuesdays, January 8 - January 29 6:30-7:30pm [Room E] Registration deadline: Jan 2nd $50

POLYMER CLAY BEADS NECKLACE AND PENDANT Chris Peterson & Debbie Luttrel

Create your own bead! Learn to condition, blend and form colorful polymer clay into your own beads. You will learn several tips, tricks, and techniques of bead making in this class, with your choice of colors. We will make enough beads to complete a bracelet as well as a pendant Tuesday, February 12 6-10pm [Senior Room] Registration deadline: Feb 5th $45

LATIN DANCE CLASS ADULT BASIC BEADING 101

Caroline Light

Chris Peterson

Learn to make a bracelet using elastic or wire. Choose beads that complement each other. Learn basic stringing, and finishing your bracelet. If you choose wire, you will also need to purchase a clasp or finding piece. Tuesday, January 29 6-8pm [Senior Room] Registration deadline: Jan 22nd $23

Learn the three Latin dances that will really get your heart pumping and your hips shaking!  Rumba is the slow romantic dance of love, we’ll learn basic steps and turns as well as how to connect with your partner and move your hips to slow Latin beats.  Speeding things up we will jump right into the fun and flirtatious Chacha!  This dance is versatile music wise and incredibly fun, and a little frisky too!  Finally, the Salsa, the ultimate Latin club dance.  This dance is danced on small club floors, allowing you to hold your partner close and yet have an endless variety of moves! Mondays, February 11- March18 7:45-8:45pm [Aerobics Room] Registration deadline: Feb 4t $60 person or $90 a couple

DECORATE VALENTINE’S DAY SUGARCOOKIES Bonnie Case

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Do you have a party to go to or special ocassion? Come learn how to make beautiful decorated sugar cookies.Frosting and moldable colored chocolate will be available to roll out and shape into flowers or whatever your heart desires. There will be recipes for you to take home along with cookies you will decorate. Monday, February 11 6-8pm [Senior Room] Registration due: Feb 4th $36

Starting with the Waltz, perhaps the most classic and timeless of all dances.  We will learn how to gracefully sweep across the floor with a partner and feel as if you were floating on a cloud.   Next will turn up the tunes of Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble for the Foxtrot!  The Foxtrot is a dance that feels just like a stroll in the park, and it’s perfect for every social gathering from a Christmas Party to a wedding.  Finally we’ll let loose with the swing!  Classic music, steps, turns, and a dip or two!   This dance is all about Fun! Wednesdays, February 13- March 20 7:45-8:45pm [Aerobics Room] Registration deadline: Feb 6th $60 person or $90 a couple

Bonnie Case

Is your grocery bill growing and you want to do something about it and enjoy fresh veggies? Come see a power point presentation on how to till your own garden, plant, weed, harvest and then preserve your own veggies. Recipes for delicious grape juice, exotic jellies, and other great recipes. Monday, March 18 6-8pm [Senior Room] Registration deadline: March 11th $28

DECORATING WITH THRIFT STORE & FLEA MARKET FINDS Lisa Holiman & Lily Wolfgand

Please join us for Decorating with Thrift Store and Flea Market finds. Learn how to turn itmes from cheap to chic! Lisa Holiman and Lily Wolfgand Design shows you how to find that perfect bargain and incorporate it into your existing décor. NEEDLE FELTING 101 Tuesday, April 2 Elysia Springer [Senior Room] Explore the art and science of 6-7pm needle felting, and learn to Registration deadline: March 26th use special needles to felt soft $17 sculptures out of wool fiber. You will learn important techniques INTRODUCTION TO KNITTING to create basic shapes and finer Debbie Luttrel details. These techniques will be You will learn how to hold the used to felt a small figure such as needles and yarn, cast on, do the knit stitch and purl stitch, bind an animal, or a doll. off, and several tips and tricks Wednesday, March 6 in this four week introductory 6-8pm [Senior Room] class. Please bring a pair of size Registration deadline: Feb 27th 8-10 US needles, and at least $45 two skeins of weight yarn like Super Saver. Mondays, February 18 - March 11 6-8pm [Senior Room] Registration date: Feb 11th $30

STILL LIFE DRAWING Elysia Springer

Whether you’ve never drawn from life, or want to refine your skills, this class will serve as an opportunity to learn and practice various drawing techniques while exploring some familiar, and new drawing materials. As a class we will be working from an assortment of objects arranged as our still life. We will predominantly be working with graphite pencils, but there will be charcoal, chalk, and other dry media to experiment with on quality artist papers. We will create viewfinders to help establish proportion, and a variety of blending materials to refine our line work. Wednesday, March 27 6 - 8 pm [Senior Room] Registration deadline: March 20th $40

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ADULT

programs

ADULT

DO YOU KNOW YOUR BLOOD TYPE

MOSAIC GARDEN STEPPING STONE

Your blood type could rid of feeling heavy, slow, pain and inflamation. Come and learn what havoc occurs in your body when you eat the wrong foods. It is best to know your blood type prior to class, but if you don’t you can buy a kit for $10 and find out immediately. Saturday, April 6 10-11am [Senior Room] Registration deadline: March 29th $15

Create a summer masterpiece stepping stone to decorate your garden. You will be able to sketch out your own design prior to placing the stones in the mortar. Saturday, April 13 2-5pm [Senior Room] Registration deadline: April 5th $40

Ramie Haas

Debbie Luttrel

SMOKING MEAT 101 Wanda Swartz

HOW TO UNCLUTTER ROOMS IN YOUR HOME Darcy Munzer

Wednesday, April 17 6-7pm [Senior Room] Registration deadline: April 10th $15

Do you want to learn how to spice up your smoking skills by learning how to mixthe right rub for your beef, briksket or pork. You will be given a sample rub to take home and slices of smoked meat. Tuesday, April 30 6-8pm [Senior Room] Registration deadline: April 23rd $35

HOW TO LIVE, SHOP, & EAT GLUTEN FREE Ramie Haas

Come learn in this hour long class how to live gluten free iin a world of wheat everywhere. I will teach you how to shop, read labels, cook and mix in when your not eating what others are. Saturday, April 27 10-11am [Senior Room] Registration deadline: April 19h $15

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leagues SPRING COED SOFTBALL

Registration will begin Monday, February 4, 2013 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, 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 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.

COED SPRING KICKBALL

SPRING MEN’S SOFTBALL

Registration will begin Monday, February 4, 2013 Registration fee: $390.00 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 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 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.

NEW

Registration will begin Monday, February 4, 2013 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 with the first game scheduled to play on Friday April 5th. 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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SENIORhappenings

SENIORS

PROGRAMS [in the Senior Room]

GOLDEN SENIOR MEETINGS

[Multi-Purpose Rroom] Golden Senior meets the 4th Wednesday of the month in the multipurpose room. It is open to any senior and does not require membership. A normal voluntary donation is appreciated to cover the cost of entertainment and supplies. We hope to see you there! 11:00am-1:00pm JANUARY: Spoken Words FEBRUARY: Frank Cherrito MARCH: Senior Barn Players “The

Dust of Destiny”

APRIL: Banjo Pickin Frank Rossie

SPECIAL PROGRAMS SENIOR CELEBRATION

[Multi-Purpose Rroom] Join North Kansas City Rotary Club and the Parks and Recreation Department as we take a moment to celebrate being a Senior Adult. We will enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner and top it off with a slice of pie. Entertainment will be pianist Donna Maddox. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23

11:00am (Doors open at 10:00am) Registration begins on February 1, 2013 You can call in or stop by the office to make your reservation. You must have a reservation to get in the doors.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

FOR SENIOR PORGRAMS ALL DAILY ACTIVITIES THROUGH THE NORTH KANSAS CITY PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT WILL BE CANCELED WHEN THE NORTH KANSAS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT CLOSES DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. DAY AND OVERNIGHT TRIPS WILL NOT BE CANCELED EXCEPT AT THE DISCRETIONS OF THE NORTH KANSAS CITY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT. IF YOU ARE UNSURE PLEASE CALL: 816-300-0545

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CARDS HAND & FOOT MONDAYS & FRIDAYS

SENIOR BEADING

9:00 am

WEDNESDAYS

Chris Peterson

Make a Bracelet or Necklace. Learn to bead using elastic and wire to make bracelet or necklace, beads, spacers, crimp beads, tools, clips, and findings. Beading 101 is for the Senior Adult who has not beaded previously. Leave with a finished project for Spring.

2:00 pm

BRIDGE CLUB TUESDAYS

12:30pm – 4:30 pm

GAME DAY

SECOND THURSDAY

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20

1:30 pm Come in for some Phase 10, Dominos, board games and delicious snacks.

10:30am-12:30pm [Senior Room] Registration deadline: March 13th $23

AARP TAX PREPARATION

Beginning Tuesday, February 5, 2013 AARP will have tax preparers here at North Kansas City Community Center to help you file your 2012 taxes. Please bring last year tax papers with you and identification. No reservations or appointments are needed. TUESDAYS, FEB 5TH - APRIL 9TH

9am -12pm [Room D] FREE

ON GOING

BINGO & LUNCH

SECOND TUESDAY

10:00am Registration deadline is a week from the scheduled bingo. $9 per person JANUARY: Beef stroganoff, green beans, garden

salad, roll, and chocolate peanut putter pie,

FEBRUARY: Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes &

gravy, corn, roll, apple crisp

MARCH: Pasta bar, spaghetti or penne pasta,

marinara & alfredo sauce, chicken, Caesar salad, breadstick, and cheesecake

APRIL: Smoked pulled pork, twice baked

CANCER ACTION FIRST TUESDAY

10:00 am Please join us in helping cancer patients by making bed pads. It is also a great time to socialize and make new friends.

MO VETERANS COORDINATOR FIRST THURSDAY

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Please call to make an appointment at 816-300-0545

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK FOURTH MONDAY

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Visiting Nurses Association will be here to check your blood pressure. On the odd month you can get your blood sugar checked. Just remember to fast 2 hours before getting tested.

MOVIE DAY

FOURTH FRIDAY

1:30 pm

JANUARY: Someone Like You with

Ashley Judd

FEBRUARY: The Notebook with Ryan

Gosling and Rachel McAdams

MARCH: Short Circuit- Steve Gutenberg

and Fisher Stevens

APRIL: Short Circuit II- Fisher Stevens

potato, green beans, roll, and brownie

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SENIOR HAPPENINGS

SENIOR HAPPENINGS

Book Club

Fourth Thursday Senior Room 1:30pm

Please join us in conversation and treats as we discuss the monthly book.

January:

Low Pressure by Sandra Brown Bellamy Lyston was only 12 years old when her older sister Susan was killed on a stormy Memorial Day. Now, 18 years later, Bellamy has written a sensational, bestselling novel based on Susan’s murder under a pseudonym to protect her family from unwanted publicity. When an opportunistic reporter discovers the book is based on fact, Bellamy’s identity is exposed. As Bellamy delves deeper into the mystery surrounding Susan’s slaying, she discovers disturbing elements of the crime.

February:

The Next Always by Nora Roberts This is the first book in the trilogy of the Montgomery brothers. The historic hotel in Boonsboro, rumored to be haunted, is getting a major facelift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. Enter Clare Brewster, a widow with three young sons. She is drawn to the transformation of the hotel and also the architect, Beckett.

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TRIPS

THERE ARE NO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS TO SIGN UP FOR OUR TRIPS. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 55 YEARS OLD TO PARTICIPATE ON OUR TRIPS UNLESS IT STATES DIFFERENTLY.

TO REGISTER FOR A TRIP: You can either come by the Parks and Recreation office or pay in person with cash or check or you can mail a check to: North Kansas City Parks & Recreation, P.O. Box 7468, North Kansas City, MO 64116

March:

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul, he has educated himself by watching television and listening closely to his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through. This story is a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope.

April:

The Racketeer by John Grisham Malcolm, an imprisoned lawyer has inside knowledge on the murder of a federal judge and his young secretary. He knows who killed Judge Fawcett, and he knows why. The judge’s body was found in his remote lakeside cabin. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies and one large, state-of-the-art, extremely secure safe, opened and empty. The FBI would love to know what was in the safe. But everything has a priceespecially information as explosive as the sequence of events that led to Judge Fawcett’s death.

QUALITY HILL

I’ll Be Seeing You: The songs of World War II A country at war took solace in songs by the liking of Bing Crosby, the Andrews Sisters and Dinah Shore- “Sentimental Journey”, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” and “You’ll Never Know.” After the show please return to the Center for a slice of pie and coffee.

NEW AMERICAN HEARTLAND

Life Could Be a Dream SH-Boom! In a time before American Idol, The Crooning Crabcakes, the boy group banned from the Springfield High prom and replaced by the Marvelous Wonderettes, enter the talent search hosted by the Big Whopper Radio contest in WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 hopes of realizing their dreams Departure: 12:30pm of making it to the big time! Return: 3:30pm $32 (Trip fee includes: Bus, ticket, and Trouble comes in the form of Lois, who arrives to put some dessert) Registration Deadline: January 16, 2013 polish on the group and hilarious heartaches ensue. Lunch is on your own at Crown Center NEW

DINNER THEATRE

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20

DINNER THEATRE Weekend Comedy Two couples rent the same Catskills cabin for the same weekend by mistake. One couple is staid and middle aged; the other freewheeling and young. They decide to share and before the weekend is over the youngsters have learned how to add stability to their relationship and the oldsters have learned to loosen up. WED, APRIL 17

Departure: 10:45am Departure: 11:00am On Golden Pond Return: 3:30pm Return: 4:00pm A poignant thought provoking $35 (The fee includes: bus and show) $50 (The fee includes: Bus, comedy about the season of Registration Deadline: February 20, show and lunch) life and the special life renewing 2013 Registration Deadline: bond that can develop between March 17, 2013 the very you and the very old. Come spend a summer with the REFUND POLICY FOR DAY TRIPS: Thayers as they laugh, love and live on Golden Pond. If you need to cancel after payment is received, refunds of the WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 registration fee minus $5.00 service charge will be made up to Departure: 11:00am five working days prior to the date of selected trip. If the trip is Return: 4:00pm canceled or the trip schedule is changed by Parks & Recreation $50 (Trip fee includes, bus, show, & lunch) Department, a full refund will be made. Registration Deadline: January 20, 2013

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SENIOR HAPPENINGS

TRIPS

SPECIAL EVENTS THERE ARE NO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS TO SIGN UP FOR OUR TRIPS. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 55 YEARS OLD TO PARTICIPATE ON OUR TRIPS UNLESS IT STATES DIFFERENTLY. TO REGISTER FOR A TRIP: You can either come by the Parks and Recreation office or pay in person with cash or check or you can mail a check to: North Kansas City Parks & Recreation, P.O. Box 7468, North Kansas City, MO 64116

QUALITY HILL

You’ve Got a Friend Music that Raised the Baby Boomers- Folk singersongwriters like Carole King and James Taylor defined a generation searching for personal meaning in an era of turbulent change.

MYSTERY TRIP

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25

THURSDAY, MAY 2

Departure: 12:30pm Return: 3:30pm Cost: $32 (The fee includes: Bus, show, & dessert) Registration Deadline: April 2, 2013

Join us for a day of inquiry of where are we going, what are we doing and what are we going to eat??? Departure: 7:30am Return: 6:30pm $105 (The fee includes: Bus, destinations, and lunch) Registration Deadline: Feb 11, 2013

AMERICAN HEARTLAND

MINI MYSTERY

Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage Miss Abigail, the most sought after relationship expert t the stars (think Dr. Ruth meets Emily Post), and her sexy sidekick Paco, share with you their outrageously funny advice and “how-to’s” on dating, mating, and marriage! Miss Abigail takes you back to a simpler time, before booty calls and speed dating…back when the divorce rate wasn’t 50% and when “fidelity” was more than an investment firm. Learn a thing or two… like how to have a perfect kiss (it’s all about lip position)…what you should and should talk about on a date…and how to let a man think he wears the pants. Lunch is on your own at Crown Center. WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013

Departure: 10:45am Return: 3:30pm Cost: $35 (The fee includes: Bus & ticket) Registration Deadline: April 29, 2013

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Wednesday APRIL 17th

mark your calendars!

Spend the afternoon having fun bouncing and hopping in inflatable’s, getting your face painted into your favorite animal, and try your hand at a carnival game.

MONDAY, APRIL 22

Sit back, relax and enjoy a quick jaunt to and from. Departure: 8:45am Return: 1:30pm $51 (The fee includes: Bus, destinations, & lunch) Registration Deadline: April 8, 2013

Macken Park Festival Shelter 1:00pm - 3:00pm

FREE

REFUND POLICY FOR TRIPS: If you need to cancel after payment is received, refunds of the registration fee minus $5.00 service charge will be made up to five working days prior to the date of selected trip. If the trip is canceled or the trip schedule is changed by Parks & Recreation Department, a full refund will be made.

Food vendors will be available to purchase.

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PARKS DAGG PARK 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.

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

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

SHELTER FEES, RULES & REGULATIONS* RESIDENTS: May begin making reservations on March 1st Shelters #1and #4 Shelter #2 and #3 Park Service Shelter #6

$50 (per 6 hrs) $30 (per 6 hrs) $50 (per 6 hrs)

[holds approximately 100 people] [holds approximately 60 people] [holds approximately 80 people]

NON-RESIDENTS: May begin making reservations on April 1st Shelters #1 and #4 Shelters #2 and #3 Park Service Shelter #6 Each additional 6 hours or less Festival Shelter #5

$80 (per 6 hrs) $50 (per 6 hrs) $80 (per 6 hrs)

[holds approximately 100 people] [holds approximately 60 people] [holds approximately 80 people]

$35

$300 (6 hrs) + $100 deposit

[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

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

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