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WHIMSICAL SUMMER GARDEN TOUR Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Prepare for a day of summer fun ‌ make sure to wear sun screen, wear comfortable walking shoes and maybe even bring a wide brimmed hat. We'll be meandering through beautiful gardens today! We begin our blooming good day with a stroll through a garden filled with whimsy and fantasy guided by the gardens creator, a Wisconsin artist. Then we're off to a relaxing lunch at nice restaurant located near a lake in a wooded setting. After lunch we'll make a stop at a cheese shop before heading to our final garden. The rolling hills of this garden is often the site of weddings, high tea, and other special events. Moderate walking. Register by 7/11/12.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012 8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. Departs from SLP City Hall $59/person (includes garden tours, lunch, deluxe motorcoach, Spring Lake Park escort, all taxes and gratuities).

NEW JOURNEYS is a publication of Spring Lake Park Recreation Department 1301 81st Avenue NE Spring Lake Park, MN 55432 763-792-7201

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Director Marian Rygwall Program Supervisor Sharie Linke Program Supervisor John Angell Support Specialist Alice Prokott



CLUB 55 CARDS - Free!


Join your friends and neighbors every Thursday afternoon for 500, refreshments and social time.

Every second and fourth Monday of the month enjoy BINGO at the Spring Lake Park City Hall! There’s no charge to have fun and maybe win a prize.


Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. (year-round) SLP City Hall


2nd & 4th Mondays, Sept.-May, 1-3 p.m. SLP City Hall

FUN FITNESS FOR SENIORS JOIN THE FUN! Certified Aerobic Instructor Vicki Schulte instructs a weekly low impact aerobics, stretching and toning class designed JUST FOR SENIORS!! WHEN: WHERE: FEE:

Wednesdays, Sept.-May, 9:30-10:30 a.m. SLP City Hall $1.50/person/week

Spring Lake Park Recreation is proud to be offering Defensive Driving Classes through the Minnesota Safety Council and taught by the retired Chief of the State Highway Patrol, Anne Beers. You will be very pleased with the quality and great learning experience of these classes. Classes are held at SLP City Hall, 1301 81st Avenue NE, Spring Lake Park. Please include your driver’s license number when registering. Limit 35. Pre -registration required. Classes fill quickly and preregistration with payment is required. 8 hour Courses - $21.00/person This course is required for all adults 55 and over who wish to receive a minimum discount of 10 percent on their automobile insurance. Once you have completed the eight hour course, you must take a 4 hour refresher course every 3 years to maintain your discount. Sessions: Monday & Wednesday, October 8 & 10 6-10 p.m. 4 hour Refresher Courses - $19.00/person Every three years, you are required to take the 4 hour refresher course in order to maintain your discounted automobile insurance. Sessions: Monday September 17 Tuesday November 6

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 9 - 1 p.m.

The health benefits of walking are numerous, including reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and obesity. A good baseline for improving health and reducing the risk of chronic disease is 10,000 steps a day (2,000 steps is approximately 1 mile). Not everyone should start out trying to get 10K a day. Instead take a comfortable, gradual approach. Walking with other senior strollers provides the added benefits of a valuable support network and new friendships. We'll meet at designated walking areas on the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 9:00 a.m. — May thru September. A detailed brochure is available online at and at City Hall. May 2

Meet at Locke Park in parking lot 499 69th Ave. NE, Fridley May 16 Meet at Springbrook Nature Center in parking lot 100 85th Ave. NE, Fridley June 6 Meet at Silver View Park in parking lot 2746 County Road J, Mounds View June 20 Meet at Locke Park in parking lot 499 69th Ave. NE, Fridley July 18 Meet at Spring Lake Park City Hall to carpool to Bunker Hills Regional Park August 1 Meet at Springbrook Nature Center Interpretive Center - 100 85th Ave. NE, Fridley (Prairie Hike) August 15 Meet at Silverwood Park in parking lot 2500 County Road E, St. Anthony September 5 or 12—Pot Luck Picnic at Lakeside Lions Park in Spring Lake Park

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All outings are planned and escorted by Spring Lake Park Recreation Department staff. Cancellation policies: Refunds cannot be guaranteed after the registration deadline due to policies of attractions, restaurants and transportation establishments. Absolutely no refunds 72 hours or less prior to the outing date. PLEASE NOTE THAT MOST TOURS WILL FILL PRIOR TO REGISTRATION DEADLINE. *Also note that the amount of walking for tours is indicated. We currently don't accept credit card payments, but you may reserve a spot on an outing by calling 763-792-7201. Payments (check or cash) must be received within 72 hours of the reservation.

A TOUCH OF COUNTRY CLASS Crafts, Wines and more! Saturday, May 19, 2012 Get your friends and coworkers together for a fun Saturday of shopping, eating and wine sipping! Every spring and fall, a rural Waseca farm becomes the venue for barns and barns full of creative and very unique arts and crafts. You’re sure to find something you’ve never seen before! What a perfect way to spend a lovely spring day with friends. We’ll also enjoy a delicious included lunch at Suzette's Restaurant and visit a family-owned winery for sampling and learn a little about the wine making process. On our way home, we’ll make another stop (or two) for yet another unique shopping experience. Casual walking. Register by 5/12/12. WHEN: TIME: WHERE: FEE:

Saturday, May 19, 2012 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Departs SLP City Hall $54/person (includes all admissions, lunch, treats, deluxe Riley motorcoach, SLP tour escort)

MISSISSIPPI RIVER COACH & CRUISE TOUR Thursday, June 28, 2012 Hop aboard your comfortable deluxe motorcoach as we meander through Red Wing to our first stop, Lake City. You'll enjoy a delicious lunch at the Chickadee Cottage Café. Dine on Old Fashioned Chicken Salad served with fresh fruit and nut bread. For dessert, savor their Apple Walnut Cake with caramel frosting. You'll have time to browse in their gift shop or visit the

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newly opened antique and gift shop just a short distance from the café. Then we're off to the "Pearl of the Lake" paddleboat, a modern day replica of the grand riverboats that traveled the Mississippi River in the 1800's. You'll relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the river valley on our 90 minute cruise. After our cruise we make our way back via Highway 52, stopping at Little Oscar's Restaurant for a piece of their homemade pie and a beverage. Light walking. Register by 6/12/12. Tour might fill prior to registration deadline. WHEN: TIME: WHERE: FEE:

Thursday, June 28, 2012 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Departs from SLP City Hall $59/person (includes lunch, cruise, afternoon dessert, deluxe motorcoach, SLP escort , all taxes and gratuities).

XANADU AT CHANHASSEN THEATER Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Our day begins with a delicious lunch in the main theater at Chanhassen with your choice of entrée. Then we'll enjoy the whimsical musical Xanadu. Kira, a beautiful, magical Greek muse, is sent on a quest to Earth from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California to inspire a young artist to achieve his greatest dream – to build the first roller disco! (Hey! It’s 1980!) A musical spoof of the ‘80s cult classic Olivia Newton-John film, this hilarious rollerskating, disco-dancing adventure weaves an electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep audiences in stitches! Please notify us upon registration if you cannot do stairs at all. Register by 6/17/12 WHEN: TIME: WHERE: FEE:


Wednesday, July 18, 2012 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Departs SLP City Hall $69/person (includes play, lunch, motorcoach transportation, SLP tour escort)

ROMAN HOLIDAY AT THE GUTHRIE Wednesday, August 8, 2012

TURBINES AND WINGS Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Guthrie presents a dazzling new musical based on the iconic film, featuring a full scoring of unforgettable tunes by Cole Porter. In this irresistibly sweet romance, a radiant young princess is on a widely publicized European tour. When the demands of her official duties and rigorous schedule become too much to bear, she sneaks away to explore the Eternal City on her own. Disguising herself as a commoner and employing a fictitious name, she meets an American newspaper reporter who feigns ignorance of her true identity to land an exclusive story. This magical musical is a sparkling, summery treat not to be missed. We have fantastic seats for this wonderful play. Before leaving for the theater, you’ll enjoy a delicious light supper at City Hall. Register by 7/8/12. WHEN: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 WHERE: Dinner & Bus Departure SLP City Hall TIME: 5:30 p.m. – Dinner 6:30-10:15 p.m. - Bus leaves FEE: $72/person (dinner, great seats for the play, motorcoach transportation, SLP tour escort) FALL LOCK AND LUNCH CRUISE Thursday, October 11, 2012 Sit back and relax as we enjoy a special four-hour trip from Harriet Island, St. Paul, up river through Lock and Dam #1 into Minneapolis and back. Lively banjo music and spectacular scenery will entertain you along the way — hopefully we'll even have some autumn colors. Enjoy plenty of sightseeing and historical narration and pass through one of America's deepest locks. Save room for a big lunch of Roasted turkey breast with dressing, mashed potatoes with gravy, relish tray, salad, rolls and coffee. This outing will fill fast. Registration deadline is 9/28/12. WHEN: WHERE: TIME: FEE:

We begin our day with a tour of the Sherco Generating Plant in Becker. Retired Xcel Energy employees share their knowledge and experiences working at the plant. Begin with a film of the history and overall operations followed by a walking tour of some of the accessible areas. See the huge turbines and get a better understanding of how the electricity is generated. (No cameras or open toed shoes allowed) There will be some steps to climb. Then we head over to Emma Krumbees Restaurant where you'll enjoy a hearty lunch which includes a piece of Emma's famous pie. After lunch, we're off to the Anoka County Regional Airport for a great tour. You'll visit several hangars that house operational facilities, Key Air which houses the Air Link facilities, see and hear the control tower in action from the observation area and have time to visit the Golden Wings Air Museum which houses a variety of classic airplanes. Deadline for registering is 9/12/12. WHEN: WHERE: TIME: FEE:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Departs from SLP City Hall 9:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $47/person (includes admissions, lunch, coach transportation & SLP tour escort)

Thursday, October 11, 2012 Departs from SLP City Hall 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. $56/person (includes lunch, cruise, coach transportation and SLP escort)

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A "SPIRITED" TOUR & TASTING Winery, Distillery & Brewery Saturday, October 20, 2012 We'll spend the day enjoying some of Wisconsin's finest providers of adult "spirits". We'll tour and sample at the 45th Parallel Spirits in New Richmond. You'll learn about the distilling process and sample some of their fine products such as 45th Parallel Vodka and Midwest Gin. We'll also sample some wine at a Wisconsin Winery and hopefully visit Leinenkugal Brewery in Chippewa Falls where you'll take their tour and sample what's on tap at the beautiful Leinie Lodge. Enjoy some snacks and games on the bus and an included buffet lunch. You must be over 21 years of age and have a valid ID to participate in this tour. Moderate walking required. Itinerary details available in June. Register by 10/10/12.

We begin our outing with a delicious lunch in the main theater at Chanhassen with your choice of entrée. Then sit back and enjoy this classic musical "Bye Bye Birdie". When Elvis-like rock & roll star Conrad Birdie is about to be inducted into the Army, the teen nation is united by a national publicity contest where Birdie will bid a typical American teenage girl goodbye with an all-American kiss live on the Ed Sullivan Show. Kim MacAfee of Sweet Apple, Ohio wins the honor and all the telephones in her town are ringing off the hook. When Birdie arrives in Sweet Apple people of all ages begin to swoon and the entire town is reeling. A satire done with the fondest affection.The imaginative musical score includes such hits as: “Going Steady,” “Put On A Happy Face,“Telephone Hour,” “A Lot of Livin’ To Do” and “Kids.” Bye Bye Birdie and its theme of parents and teens will still resonate with audiences of today! Register by 10/7/12



Saturday, October 20, 2012 Departs from SLP City Hall 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (approx. return) $52 (includes tours, tastings, lunch, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages on bus, coach transportation, SLP escort)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Departs from SLP City Hall 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $69/person (includes lunch, play, coach transportation & SLP tour escort)

HUNTING WIDOWS "SHOP TIL YA DROP" Saturday, November 3, 2012 While the guys are out hunting deer, the ladies will be doing a little "indoor hunting" for BARGAINS of course. A full day of fun is planned. Enjoy shopping at a variety of unique shops and boutiques in and around the metro area. Lunch will be included along with an extra treat. More details will be available in late summer and if you have a suggestion for a great shopping experience, let us know! Moderate walking. Register by 10/26/12 WHEN: WHERE: TIME: FEE:

Saturday, November 3, 2012 Departs from SLP City Hall 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $45/person (includes coach transportation, lunch, treats & SLP escort)

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Join us for stargazing over Spring Lake Park with Mike Lynch, a broadcast meteorologist at WCCO Radio who has been teaching astronomy classes since 1973. At Mike’s astronomy and stargazing class there is an indoor orientation of the night sky with maps and constellation diagrams provided, and then you will go outside and take in the beautiful celestial show going on over your head. Take a constellation tour and share some of the lore of Big Bear, Little Bear, Cassiopeia, and more. Large telescopes give you a closer view of the beauty in the night sky. Pre-registration required. WHO:

Adults and children (8 yrs. & older) All children must be accompanied by an adult. WHEN: Friday, October 12 TIME: 7-9 p.m. WHERE: Begins at Spring Lake Park City Hall Ends at Lakeside Lions Park FEE: $10/person or $20/family

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Join the fun! Register for the annual Tower Days Senior 500 Tournament. Pre-registration is required. Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st place - $50; 2nd place - $35; and 3rd place - $20. Everyone will enjoy a delicious dessert buffet following the tournament. Cost is $3.00/person (must be registered by 6/6/12). Registration forms are available at or at the Spring Lake Park Recreation Department. The tournament will be held at Kraus Hartig VFW, 8100 Pleasant View Dr. in SLP. For more information call the SLP Rec. Dept. at 763-792-7201. We do not currently accept credit cards or online registrations but for your convenience and to insure space in a particular activity, you may reserve a space by calling 763-792-7201. Payments, however, are due within three days of making the reservation.

SPRING LAKE PARK RECREATION DEPARTMENT REGISTRATION FORM To register, please complete the form below and send it along with your check. NAME (S)_____________________________________________________ PHONE __________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________________________________ CITY _______________________ EMAIL ADDRESS: __________________________________________________ ACTIVITY _______________________


DATE _____________ COST ____________ ACTIVITY _______________________

FOR OFFICE USE ONLY _________________

Class # ______________________

DATE _____________ COST ____________

Cash/Check # _________________

Driver's License # ___________________________________ Required only if registering for Driving Class

Receipt # ____________________ Date Rec’d ________ By ________

** Please let us know IN ADVANCE if you have any special needs, i.e. using a walker, can't climb stairs, etc. ____________________________________________________________ If you're attending an event with tickets, i.e. play or sporting event, please indicate who you wish to sit near otherwise we cannot guarantee you'll sit together __________________________________________________ Please make checks payable to: SLP Recreation Return form & check to: Spring Lake Park Recreation Dept., 1301 81st Avenue NE - Spring Lake Park, MN 55432

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