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COMMUNITY EDUCATION RECREATION WINTER/ SPRING 2011-2012

BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Spring Lake Park Schools - District 16 Community Education Department proudly serving Blaine, Spring Lake Park and Fridley City of Spring Lake Park Parks & Recreation Department


Table of Contents Early Childhood

Early Childhood Family Education. . 4 Preschool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Child Care

Learning Ventures Child Care . . . . . . 6 Summer 2012 Child Care . . . . . . . . . . 7

Youth Enrichment

Afterschool Adventures. . . . . . . . . 8-15 *Starred Classes in AA secion are Parks & Rec

Youth Outings & Day Camps. . . 16-18 Drivers Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Teen Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Adult Activities

Technology Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Special Interest Classes . . . . . . . . 20-25 Fitness & Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-28 Adult & Family Outings . . . . . . . 28-32 Extended Tours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-33 Senior Adult Activities. . . . . . . . . 34-35

Extras

Tower Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Facility Rental. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Swimming Lessons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Registration Info Registration Info & Forms . . . . . 38-39

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Spring Lake Park Schools Directory Northpoint Elementary School 2350 124th Ct. NE, Blaine 55449 763.754.9700 Park Terrace Elementary School 8301 Terrace Rd, Spring Lake Park 55432 763.784.8983 Woodcrest Elementary School 880 Osborne Rd, Fridley 55432 763.784.9293 Early Childhood Center 880 Osborne Rd., Fridley 55432 763.785.5560 Westwood Intermediate School 701 91st Ave. NE, Blaine 55434 763.784.8551 Westwood Middle School 711 91st Ave. NE, Blaine 55434 763.784.8625 Spring Lake Park High School 1100 81st Ave. NE, Spring Lake Park 55432 763.786.5571 District Services Center 1415 81st Ave. NE, Spring Lake Park 55432 763.786.5570


General Information Build Your Skills with Adult Basic Education Classes

Do We Have Everybody?

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You Can Help! If you have moved to, or within School District 16, changed your phone number - or hand a new baby - you will need to update the census. Just call 763.785.5570 to register on the census. Your time and support are greatly appreciated.

Metro North offers FREE classes for adults who want to improve their basic academic skills. Classes are offered days and evenings at a variety of locations and are taught by experienced professionals. Learn English Earn a high school diploma Prepare for the GED Test Study for U.S. Citizenship Build basic skills in math, reading, and writing

For more information, please call 763.783.4870. Metro North ABE is a nine-district consortium, a service of the Community Education Department and last year served almost 6,000 learners living in the northern metro area.

Please be sure that your baby, toddler or preschooler is registered on the Spring Lake Park Schools census. This school district is experiencing significant growth and an upto-date census can affect school funding.

Para información en Español por favor contactar a Ericka al 763.786.1338.

PARKS AND RECREATION GENERAL INFORMATION Sports / Specialty Instructors Needed

If you are 18 or older and interested in coordinating and implementing a sports or specialty class for youth or adults, please call the Recreation Department at 763-7927201. Sports / Specialty Instructor: Salary: $10 – 15/hr done on a contract basis Dates: Anytime Days / Hours: Flexible Qualifications / Description: Organize and run sports or special interest classes during the day or evening hours for youth and/or adults.

Summer Playground Staff Positions

The SLP Recreation Department is now accepting applications for the summer 2012 Able Park Camp Staff positions. The Recreation Department is seeking creative adults with experience in coordinating, implementing, and supervising activities for children in grades K-6. Position hours are Monday – Friday 8:30-4:00 PM, from approximately June 6 – August 1. Applications available at www.springlakeparkmn.com and at the Recreation Department, 1301 81st Avenue. For more information call 763-792-7201.

SLP Junior Leader Positions

This is a great volunteer experience for teens this summer, working with a variety of ages in our Able Park Summer Camps. If you are 13 or older and have some time to share, we could use your help at the Able Park Summer Program. You will gain valuable work experience that will benefit you in the future! For information contact the Recreation Department at 763-792-7201.

Youth & Young Adult Softball Umpires Needed

Experience with USSSA softball rules desired. Any questions regarding umpiring please email jangell@ci.springlake-park.mn.us . Applications available online at www. springlakeparkmn.com and at the City hall (1301 81st Ave. NE). Youth league season May 7 – July 22. Young Adult league season May – August. League Umpire Age Pay Rate Youth Umpires 15+ $14 / Game

Spring Lake Park Warming House / Ice Skating Rink Hours

Spring Lake Park warming houses will be tentatively open until February 14 (weather permitting). The following parks have a warming house, general skating rink and a hockey rink. Ice will be maintained as long as weather allows. Able Park (8200 Able St.) Monday – Friday 4:00-8:00 PM Saturday 1:00-7:00 PM Sunday 1:00-4:00 PM Terrace Park (79th Ave. & Terrace Rd.) Monday & Wednesday 4:00-6:00 PM Tuesday & Thursday 4:00-8:00 PM Saturday 1:00-7:00 PM Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 PM

General Ice Skating Rink With No Warming House A general skating rink is maintained at Sanburnol Park (520 Sanburnol Drive), as long as weather permits.

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Early Childhood Early childhood is a very special time!

Your child’s early years are very important. Research indicates that 90% of a person’s intellectual, emotional and cognitive ability is formed by the age of five. Spring Lake Park School District offers many quality learning opportunities for young children (birthkindergarten enrollment) AND their parents. All teachers are licensed by the state of Minnesota. Early Childhood now offers classes at Woodcrest Elementary in Fridley and at Northpoint Elementary in Blaine. Both facilities offer age-appropriate, fun classrooms that are safe for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents. Come and see what Spring Lake Park Early Childhood has to offer its youngest learners! For more information about any of the Early Childhood programs, please call Maggie at 763-785-5560 or check on-line at www.SpringLakeParkSchools.org.

“Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids”

On-line book Study for all adults, parents & teachers

Early Childhood Family Education

Spring Lake Park ECFE offers classes/activities for families with young children (birth up to kindergarten). Parents and children attend ECFE together. Classes are offered mornings, afternoons and evenings. Dates for the Winter/Spring semester are January 30 - May 18, 2012. Registration will begin on Monday, January 9 at 8:30 AM for families new to ECFE this school year. Most class fees are based on a sliding fee scale. No District 16 resident will be excluded because of the inability to pay listed class fees. Full course descriptions and on-line registration is available at SpringLakeParkSchools.org/ECFE

ECFE Baby Shower

Congratulations on the birth of your new child! If you have a baby in your home, please plan on attending, with your little one, one of our upcoming Baby Showers. You will receive a canvas tote bag filled with free gifts and important baby and parenting information. The showers are FREE and open to any families living in District 16. Registration is required. Upcoming Baby Shower dates include: Tuesday, Feb 14 6:30-7:30 PM at Northpoint, room B-1 Thursday, March 22 12:45-1:45 PM at Woodcrest, room 305 Thursday, May 3 12:45-1:45 PM at Woodcrest, room 305

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For five weeks, beginning on January 9, ECFE family educators will facilitate an online book study of this 2011research-based book by local author Dr. David Walsh. Touted as “the one brain book you need to help your child grow brighter, healthier and happier”, this book equips parents with useful information across a range of topics, like exercise, nutrition, play, sleep, stress, self-discipline, emotional intelligence and connection. Dr. Walsh’s real-life applications put science into practice with a personal plan that explains how (and why) you can parent with the brain in mind. Join your friends and neighbors in this convenient way of learning. Registration is required; every person who signs up will be granted access to the website through their email address. Cost is $10 per person.


Early Childhood Winter/Spring 2012 ECFE classes at a glance Monday Mixed Ages 9:30-11:15 AM Rm. 305 at Woodcrest . Rm. 309 at Woodcrest

Rm. 312 at Woodcrest Evening Classes

Imagine That (2-5 years) 6:15-7:30 PM at Northpoint

Tuesday Wednesday Mixed Ages Terrific Tykes 9:15-11:00 AM 9:15-11:00 AM English Language Learners 2:00-3:30 PM

Thursday Mixed Ages 9:30-11:15 AM Family Playgroup 2:00-3:15 PM

Family Playgroup Eager Explorers Master Movers 11:00AM-12:15 PM 9:30-11:15 AM 9:15-11:00 AM

Steppin’ Up 9:30-11:30 AM

Steppin’ Up 9:30-11:30 AM

Little Learners (birth-24 months) 6:15-7:15 PM at Northpoint (begins Feb. 28)

Bubbles Before Bedtime 6:15-7:30 PM at Woodcrest

Friday Mixed Ages 9:15-11:00 AM

Incredible Infants (birth-12 months) 9:10-10:10 AM Toddler Togetherness (10-20 months) 10:30-11:30 AM

Other important ECFE class information:

• All Mixed Ages and English Language Learners classes are for children birth-5 years old and sibling care is NOT available. • Sibling care is available for the following age-specific classes: Terrific Tykes: bd=9/1/09-8/31/10 Master Movers: bd=9/1/08-8/31/10 Eager Explorers: bd=9/1/08-8/31/09 Steppin’ Up: bd= 9/2/08-12/31/08; a 2 day/week class • Little Learners is offered in a 10-week sessions($30/session); Feb 28-May 8. NO sibling care • Imagine That is a 15-week class; NO sibling care • The new fee for Bubbles Before Bedtime is $45/child or $60/family for the 15-week session. NO sibling care.

Learn & Play Preschool and Preschool Partners School Readiness programs for 3, 4, and 5 year olds

Preschool helps children develop skills and behaviors to prepare them for kindergarten. State-licensed teachers make learning fun through creative experiences that teach skills in literacy, math, science, social and emotional and physical development and the arts. Our preschool curriculum is aligned with District 16’s kindergarten goals. Preschool information (including a program video) is available on-line at www.SpringLakeParkSchools.org. Registration for the 2012-13 and summer 2012 Spring Lake Park Schools Preschool programs will begin in March. Information about registration will be available in February on the district website at www. SpringLakeParkSchools. org/preschool and will be sent by mail and email to families with children eligible for preschool in September.

There are two types of classes:

Separating classes (blue) where the parents and the children have time together and time apart, and Non-Separating classes (red) where the parents and children stay in the same room the entire class period. Non-Separating class names in Italics are Drop-In; NO registration is required. Drop-in class fees: $3/ child or $5/family, per week.

Early Childhood Screening

Early Childhood Screening offers a quick and simple look at your child’s development. The state of Minnesota requires a health and developmental screening for every child before kindergarten entry into a public school. If you have a child starting kindergarten in September of 2010, please make sure this requirement is done this winter. The best age to have your child screened is just before his/her fourth birthday. Early identification of problems and/or concerns allows time for intervention during the critical, formative years before kindergarten. Appointments are necessary; you may make an appointment on-line at springlakepark.registryinsight.com or by calling 763-785-5560. Upcoming Screening Dates: Tuesday, Jan 24, 8:30 AM-3:00 PM Thursday, Jan 26, 8:30 AM-3:00 PM Friday, Feb 24, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM Saturday, Feb 25, 8:30 AM-12:00 PM Saturday, April 14, 8:30 AM-12:00 PM Tuesday, May 22, 8:30 AM-3:00 PM Thursday, May 24, 8:30 AM-3:00 PM If you have a child starting kindergarten in September of 2012, please make sure this requirement is done before spring. IT’S THE LAW.

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Child Care Support for Academic Success

Throughout our school district, teachers and staff work to continuously improve our practices and to align our resources to improve student learning. With this goal at the forefront of our thoughts, all of us at Learning Ventures Child Care work to provide hands-on play experiences that support student success. We encourage children to be creative, think critically, develop self-direction, and have a sense of belonging. We commit to you to provide child care that enhances your child’s social development and bridges your child’s academic education with out-of-school-time learning. -- Neil Brown, M. Ed., OST Youth Programs Coordinator

Learning Ventures Child Care (4 years-grade 8) Spring Lake Park Schools - Community Education child care programs provide high quality services that will grow with your child from preschool through grade eight. Please call the Community Education office at 763-786-1338 for details and registration materials or learn more on-line at www. springlakeparkschools.org/ce.

Discovery Days (4-year olds)

It’s Kindergarten Prep! Discovery Days is open every day of school, and most non-school days as well, at our Northpoint and Woodcrest elementary schools. We collaborate with both our Learning Ventures Child Care program and Learn & Play Preschool. Full-time or part-time, open 6:30 AM to 6 PM, for children four years of age by September 1st of the current school year.

Kindergarten Enrichment (K only)

Caring staff plan hands-on activities to support your child’s Kindergarten learning. Kindergarten Enrichment is housed at Northpoint and Woodcrest Elementary schools. Full-time or part-time, complementing your kindergartner’s half-day at school.

Before and After School - Explorers (K-3) & Trailblazers (4-8)

Activities are designed to enhance the cognitive, physical and creative development of our students and to provide time for hobbies and friends in a safe, supportive environment. Full-time or part-time, open 6:30 AM to 6 PM.

Save $$$!

Learning Ventures Child Care participants register for Afterschool Adventures activities at discounted rates for significant savings! (Turn to Youth Enrichment – Afterschool Adventures) Eligibility

Learning Ventures Child Care programs are open to students in Kindergarten through Grade Eight who are at least five years old by September 1st of the current school-year but not yet fourteen years old on September 1st. Children may enroll during the summer preceding their start of Kindergarten.

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School Release Days

Learning Ventures Child Care programs are open on most days when there is no school. Your child has extra time for hobbies and friends in a safe, supportive environment.

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Child Care Youth - Summer Enrichment 2012 Summer Trek (for students entering grades K-8 in September of 2012)

School breaks for summer; learning never should! Summer Trek engages students in activities to discover the world around them. Activities include theme projects, swimming, specialinterest clubs and weekly field trips/special events. Summer is a perfect time to practice learning strategies and to reinforce academic skills.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Afternoon Snack

No extra fees! Meals are included in tuition. Menus will be available. If desired, children may choose to bring a bag lunch from home.

Weekly Field Trips and/or Special Events

Monday, June 11 through Friday, August 24, 2012 Full or part-time, open 6:30 AM-6 PM, located at Woodcrest elementary for summer of 2012

No extra fees! Summer Trek staff strives to make summer vacation exciting with onsite activities and events, and offsite field trips. Participants are provided with a Summer Trek t-shirt to wear on all field trips for quick identification when exploring new places. Field trips and special events are included in tuition.

F.R.E.S.H. Skills - Ribbons and Medals

Registration

Children may choose to participate in activities to earn merit awards in five areas of focus: Fitness activities to develop awareness of basic health habits and to improve flexibility, strength, coordination and endurance; Respect activities to identify feelings, to demonstrate trust, and to develop communication and conflict resolution skills; Expression activities to engage with music, art and drama; Safety activities to develop awareness of and responses to potential safety hazards such as electricity, fire, water, traffic, poisons and weather extremes; Helping hands activities to develop awareness of community needs, appreciation for community helpers and empathy for others, and to experience satisfaction in doing for others.

Scholar’s Medal

Using materials from Summer Bridge Activities series of workbooks, Summer Trek staff encourages students to keep using their academic skills throughout the summer. With these activities, participants continue to use the reading, writing, math and language skills they worked so hard to obtain during the school year. Students can earn our Scholar’s Medal by completing these academic enrichment activities.

Swimming and W.O.W.

Most Tuesdays and Thursdays we will walk to the Spring Lake Park high school pool for recreational swimming. We will also enjoy “Wheels on Wednesday” by blocking off the parking lot at Woodcrest to ride our wheels! Your children may bring their bikes, scooters, rollerblades or anything with wheels!

Registration forms for Learning Ventures’ Summer Trek will be available in March. Forms will be available at all Learning Ventures Child Care sites, in the Community Education office, and online at www.springlakeparkschools.org. Additional information about our registration process, fees, payment schedules, lunch, contact information, dates and times can also be found on the Learning Ventures Child Care page of the school district website or in the Community Education Department of the District Services Center, 1415 81st Ave. NE, Spring Lake Park. CE office is open daily from 8 AM-4:30 PM. 763-786-1338

A Day in the Life

No passport required! Summer Trek students will take a fantastic journey to countries around the world to learn about the unique lives of other children and their families. Each week with the DVD series “Families of the World” and a variety of hands-on activities, students will observe, discuss, and explore the daily lives of two children to gain greater awareness of different cultures, family activities, schools and communities. Our activities will expand our knowledge of other countries and cultures as well as deepen our understanding of our own cultural traditions and experiences. In addition to these activities, we will challenge our minds and bodies to grow stronger with academic enrichment opportunities, inflatable jumpers, walking trips to the Spring Lake Park high school pool for swimming and bus field trips to fun sites. Dates Weekly Themes June 11-15 Life in Australia June 18-22 Life in Brazil June 25-29 Life in China July 2-6 (Closed July 4) Life in Egypt July 9-13 Life in Germany July 16-20 Life in India July 23-27 Life in Kenya July 30-Aug 3 Life in Korea Aug 6-10 Life in Mexico Aug 13-17 Life in Russia Aug 20-24 Life in Sweden

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Youth Enrichment Afterschool Adventures Spanish language activities with Futura Language Professionals

Students will enjoy learning Spanish with our developmentally appropriate language instruction and enthusiastic teachers. Learn more on-line at www.futuraadventures.com.

Spanish

Students will sing, play games and participate in cultural activities designed to teach vocabulary, grammar and understanding of the Spanish language and to encourage appreciation of cultures whose primary language is Spanish. Each week, students will bring home a newsletter with vocabulary and fun songs to practice at home as well. Class meets 10 days throughout the year for long-term learning. Our Community Education youth programs provide students with many opportunities for physical activity, academic enrichment and creative expression. In a safe, stimulating environment, students feel free to experiment with new activities and to practice new skills. Staff encourages participants to recognize their effort and success. At the end of the school day, Afterschool Adventures participants walk to the Learning Ventures Child Care homeroom of their school. A snack is provided while children wait for their instructor to pick them up to walk to their class location. At the end of class time, students whose parents have not yet arrived will return to their child care homeroom. All students must be picked up by 6:00 pm. Scholarship rates for students receiving free or reduced-price lunches. Discounted rates for students enrolled in Community Education child care programs. (Reduced rates are available only through early-bird due dates.) Register early to avoid cancellation of your class. Regrettably, we must cancel classes that have low enrollment. Registration for these Community Education activities may be completed online at www.springlakeparkschools.org, in person or by telephone at 763-786-1338. Afterschool Adventures calendar of classes and times listed on page 15.

Northpoint Elementary (grades K-3) Wednesday, Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Mar 7, 21, 28, Apr 4 (No class Mar 14) 8:00-9:00 AM Fee: $115, early-bird rate due by Jan 13 (add $15 after that date) Scholarship rate: $100 Discount rate: $105 Course: CENpFaSpanWi

Spanish Immersion activities with Futura Language Professionals Students will enjoy these after-school options - all in Spanish!

Vamos con los animales

Is your child an explorer at heart in search of the next great adventure? If so, he or she will be in good company with our fearless and funny puppet friends, Dani and Beto. Join them for eight jam-packed sessions of animal-focused adventures that will include games, stories and crafts. Westwood Spanish Immersion (grades K-2) Thursday, Mar 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 19, 26 3:30-4:30 PM Fee: $70, early-bird rate due by Mar 12 (add $10 after that date) Scholarship rate: $50 Discount rate: $60 Course: CEWwSiSpanAni

Futbol

Engage in the most popular sport of the Spanish speaking world! Students will become a member of a national team, learn songs and chants, and play futbol each day. Students will love the action-packed format of this fun-filled class. Westwood Spanish Immersion (grades K-2) Tuesday & Thursday, May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 3:30-4:30 PM Fee: $115, early-bird rate due by Apr 16 (add $10 after that date) Scholarship rate: $90 Discount rate: $100 Course: CEWwSiSpanFu

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Youth Enrichment Art activities with Young Rembrandts

Young Rembrandts combines the best of both worlds – foundational art skills in a fun, nurturing environment – that gives your child the academic advantage. For more information, check out the Young Rembrandts web-site at youngrembrandts.com.

Spectacular Cartooning

All-new lessons are fun, fresh and engaging. Unleash creativity! Students will experiment with story-telling through pictures and create their own cartoons. Artistic skills are built with step-by-step guidance from our enthusiastic instructors. Northpoint Elementary (grades K-3) Thursday, Mar 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 19, 26 4:10–5:10 PM Fee: $65, early-bird rate due by Mar 5 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $26 Discount rate: $32 Course: CENpSpCar

Hand In Hand Chinese School (K-3)

Students will enjoy learning Mandarin Chinese with our fun, interactive activities and enthusiastic teachers. Students will sing, play games and participate in cultural activities designed to teach vocabulary, grammar and understanding of the language and to encourage appreciation of cultures whose primary language is Chinese. Each week, students will bring home a newsletter with vocabulary and fun songs to practice at home as well. Class meets 10 days throughout the year for long-term learning. Learn more on-line at www.hihclc.com. Northpoint Elementary (grades K-3) Monday, Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 27, Mar 5, 19, 26, Apr 2, 9 (No class Feb 20, Mar 12) 8:00-9:00 AM Fee: $115, early-bird rate due by Jan 13 (add $15 after that date) Scholarship rate: $100 Discount rate: $105 Course: CENpFaChinWi

Park Terrace Elementary (grades K-3) Tuesday, Mar 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 24 4:10–5:10 PM Fee: $65, early-bird rate due by Mar 5 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $26 Discount rate: $32 Course: CEPtSpCar Woodcrest Elementary (grades K-3) Monday, Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 27, Mar 5 (No class Feb 20) 4:10–5:10 PM Fee: $65, early-bird rate due by Jan 16 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $26 Discount rate: $32 Course: CEWcWiCar

Spectacular Drawings (grades K-3)

All-new lessons are fun, fresh and engaging. Unleash creativity! Students will learn to draw with an exciting lesson each class while working with true artist concepts in a kidfriendly setting. Skills are built with step-by-step guidance from our enthusiastic instructors.

Westwood Spanish Immersion (grades K-2) Tuesday, Jan 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 28, Mar 6 (No class Feb 21) 3:30–4:30 PM Fee: $65, early-bird rate due by Jan 16 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $26 Discount rate: $32 Course: CEWwSiWiCar

Northpoint Elementary (grades K-3) Wednesday, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Mar 7 4:10–5:10 PM Fee: $65, early-bird rate due by Jan 23 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $26 Discount rate: $32 Course: CENpWiArt

Westwood Intermediate (grades 4-6) Monday, Mar 19, 26, Apr 2, 9, 16, 23 3:30–4:30 PM Fee: $65, early-bird rate due by Mar 5 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $26 Discount rate: $32 Course: CEWwSpCar

Park Terrace Elementary (grades K-3) Thursday, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 1, 8 4:10–5:10 PM Fee: $65, early-bird rate due by Jan 23 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $26 Discount rate: $32 Course: CEPtWiArt

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Youth Enrichment Science Explorers

Science sparks wonder in the world around us. Our hands-on activities motivate exploration by budding inventors, engineers, chemists and more. Check out the Science Explorers web-site at www.science-explorers.net. Extreme Bubbles Discover the best chemical solution for creating baby, giant, and long lasting bubbles through chemistry. Investigate physics as you push and pull bubbles into geometric shapes. Then, become an inventor as you create new bubble making tools and build an extreme bubble kit to take home. The science is slippery and “soap” much fun that you will never see a bubble the same way again. Northpoint Elementary (grades K-3) Monday, Mar 26, Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 4:05–5:05 PM Fee: $65, early-bird rate due by Mar 12 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $26 Discount rate: $32 Course: CENpSpSci

Westwood Intermediate (grades 4-6) Wednesday, Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 3:30–4:30 PM Fee: $65, early-bird rate due by Jan 16 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $26 Discount rate: $32 Course: CEWwWiSci

Park Terrace Elementary (grades K-3) Tuesday, Jan 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 28, Mar 6 (No class Feb 21) 4:05–5:05 PM Fee: $65, early-bird rate due by Jan 16 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $26 Discount rate: $32 Course: CEPtWiSci

Westwood Spanish Immersion (grades K-2) Tuesday, Mar 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 24 3:30–4:30 PM Fee: $65, early-bird rate due by Mar 5 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $26 Discount rate: $32 Course: CEWwSiSpSci

Woodcrest Elementary (grades K-3) Wednesday, Mar 21, 28, Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 4:05–5:05 PM Fee: $65, early-bird rate due by Mar 5 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $26 Discount rate: $32 Course: CEWcSpSci

Health Tip!

Hobbies can make us healthier. Participation in leisure activities contributes to physical and mental health by providing time to relax. Hobbies often provide an introduction to new friends with similar interests. Experience with a variety of hobby interests allows children to discover their preferences and talents.

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*Panthers Basketball Clinic (grades K-3)

Boys and girls grades K-3, join us Saturday afternoons for some basketball fun! This always popular clinic will teach the fundamentals of basketball with instruction provided by the Spring Lake Park High School coaches and players. Emphasis will be on learning to shoot, dribble and pass. Tennis shoes are required. Every child will receive a Panthers Basketball T-Shirt. Registration due by Sept 26. *Parks & Rec Class SLP School Aux Gym Saturdays, Oct 8 & 15 12:30 – 2:30 PM Fee: $25 (includes t-shirt) #SLP Basketball

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Opportunities Make a Difference

Meaningful involvement in challenging activities pays off for young people in powerful ways. When youth are actively engaged in high-quality developmental opportunities, lifelong changes are taking place in the brain—building capacities for planning, making decisions and foreseeing consequences.

*Little Slugger T-Ball Program (ages 4 & 5)

A great program for you young ones to meet new friends and learn about the importance of team work. Children must turn required age by Sept. 1, 2012. Register Jan 10 - program is full (max 60 children). Forms are available starting January 10 at the SLP City Hall and online (for printing purposes) www.springlakeparkmn.com . Learn softball basics with emphasis on skill development, rules, sportsmanship, and fun. Coaches needed! - If you would like to help by coaching your child’s team please email John at jangell@ci.spring-lake-park. mn.us. Morning Option (AM) Able Park (8200 Able St ) Mondays & Wednesdays, Jun 11– Jul 25 9:30-10:30 AM Fee: $30 (includes T-Shirt, participation award) Evening Option (PM) Sanburnol Park (520 Sanburnol Dr.) Mondays & Wednesdays, Jun 11 – Jul 25 6:45 – 7:45 PM Fee: $30 (includes T-Shirt, participation award)


Youth Enrichment Multi-Sports with AKASPORT (grades K-3 and grades 4-6)

Explore sports! Students sample a new sport each week: floor hockey, lacrosse, basketball, volleyball, tennis and more. Curriculum includes formal instruction, sports quizzes, drills and games. Classes taught by AKASPORT instructors. Learn more about AKASPORT at www.akasport.org.

After-School Golf Academy (grades K-3)

Students will participate, and practice, to learn the skills of golf. Experienced youth instructors explain the game, teach grip, stance and swing fundamentals, and describe rules and etiquette. Learn more about AfterSchool Golf Academy on-line at www. afterschoolgolf.com. Northpoint Elementary (grades K-3) Tuesday, May 1, 8, 15, 22 4:05–5:05 PM Fee: $55, early-bird rate due by Apr 16 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $19 Discount rate: $24 Course: CENpSpGolf Park Terrace Elementary (grades K-3) Thursday, May 3, 10, 17, 24 4:05–5:05 PM Fee: $55, early-bird rate due by Apr 16 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $19 Discount rate: $24 Course: CEPtSpGolf Woodcrest Elementary (grades K-3) Wednesday, May 2, 9, 16, 23 4:05–5:05 PM Fee: $55, early-bird rate due by Apr 16 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $19 Discount rate: $24 Course: CEWcSpGolf

Northpoint Elementary (grades K-3) Tuesday, Jan 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 28, Mar 6 (No class Feb 21) 4:05–5:05 PM Fee: $55, early-bird rate due by Jan 16 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $19 Discount rate: $24 Course: CENpWiAka

Woodcrest Elementary (grades K-3) Thursday, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 1, 8 4:05–5:05 PM Fee: $55, early-bird rate due by Jan 16 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $19 Discount rate: $24 Course: CEWcWiAka

Northpoint Elementary (grades K-3) Tuesday, Mar 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 24 4:05–5:05 PM Fee: $55, early-bird rate due by Mar 5 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $19 Discount rate: $24 Course: CENpSpAka

Westwood Intermediate (grades 4-6) Wednesday, Mar 21, 28, Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 3:30–4:45 PM Fee: $65, early-bird rate due by Mar 5 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $26 Discount rate: $32 Course: CEWwSpAka

Park Terrace Elementary (grades K-3) Monday, Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 27, Mar 5 (No class Feb 20) 4:05–5:05 PM Fee: $55, early-bird rate due by Jan 16 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $19 Discount rate: $24 Course: CEPtWiAka

Westwood Spanish Immersion (grades K-2) Wednesday, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Mar 7 3:30–4:45 PM Fee: $65, early-bird rate due by Jan 16 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $26 Discount rate: $32 Course: CEWwSiWiAka

Park Terrace Elementary (grades K-3) Thursday, Mar 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 19, 26 4:05–5:05 PM Fee: $55, early-bird rate due by Mar 5 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $19 Discount rate: $24 Course: CEPtSpAka

Westwood Spanish Immersion (grades K-2) Monday, Mar 26, Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 3:30–4:45 PM Fee: $65, early-bird rate due by Mar 5 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $26 Discount rate: $32 Course: CEWwSiSpAka

Westwood Intermediate (grades 4-6) Monday, Apr 30, May 7, 14, 21 3:30–4:30 PM Fee: $55, early-bird rate due by Apr 16 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $19 Discount rate: $24 Course: CEWwSpGolf

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Youth Enrichment Taekwondo with Kim’s Taekwondo Center

The first purpose of Taekwondo is to develop strength of character - courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit. The second is to develop mental focus and self confidence. The third is to develop strength and flexibility along with an effective set of practical self-defense and fighting skills. Students will achieve better physical, mental and life fitness while learning respect, discipline and confidence. World class instructors pay close attention to each student’s age and skill while helping them to learn. Instructors are highly committed to the personal growth of each student. Learn more on-line at www.tkdkims.com. Northpoint Elementary (grades K-3) Wednesday, Mar 21, 28, Apr 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23 4:05-5:15 PM Fee: $100, early-bird rate due by Mar 5 (add $10 after that date) Scholarship rate: $50 Discount rate: $60 Course: CENpSpTae Westwood Intermediate (grades 4-6) Tuesday, Jan 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 28, Mar 6, 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 24 (No class Feb 21, Mar 13) 3:30-4:45 PM Fee: $120, early-bird rate due by Jan 12 (add $10 after that date) Scholarship rate: $60 Discount rate: $75 Course: CEWwWiTae

Health tip!

Children experience significant health benefits by participating in regular physical activity. They learn fundamental motor skills and develop cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. Study results suggest that physical fitness may enhance academic performance, self-concept and mental health.

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*Youth Co-Rec Softball 2011 (ages 6-18)

This is a recreation co-ed program for ages 6 – 18. The focus is on learning the fundamentals of the game, team work, and developing athletic skills. Teams meet twice per week, one practice night and one game night, Monday through Thursday. Practices begin April 23. Games begin May 7. Tournament Weekend July 19-22. Once you have registered your child you will be contacted by the coach after the April 10 coaches meeting (coaches will notify parents of the first practice and distribute game schedules). If you are interested in being a volunteer coach please contact John at: jangell@ci.spring-lake-park.mn.us . Fee includes t-shirt, participation award, end of the season weekend tournament, and umpires. If a family has more than two children in any one league, the additional children in the same family pay $30 each. No refunds after the first game. Registration Forms will be available online starting January 9 at springlakeparkmn.com. League / Age / Game Nights / Park / Time(s): Mite / 6 & 7 / Tuesdays / Sanburnol / 5 or 6:30pm Pee Wee / 8 & 9 / Tuesdays / Able / 5 or 6:30pm Midget / 10, 11 & 12 / Thursdays / Terrace / 5 or 6:30pm Junior / 13, 14 & 15 / Mondays / Terrace/ 5 or 6:30pm Senior / 16, 17 & 18 / Wednesdays / Terrace / 5, 6:15 or 7:30pm Fee: $65 - if received by 5pm Mar 19 ($75 if received after that deadline, pending availability)

*Karate/Art of Self-Defense (ages 5 and up

This karate program is designed to enhance the student’s self-esteem and confidence while increasing self-discipline and knowledge of personal safety. Basic karate moves and self-defense combinations are taught by black belt instructor Norm Rolando. Uniforms are available to purchase from the instructor for $30.00.Please indicate on registration form which “Time” you are signing up for. Register by class start date. Tuesdays Winter Session: Feb 14 – Apr 17 (no class 2/21 & 3/13) Spring Session: Apr 24 – Jun 5 SLP HS Annex Gym (Enter Door #29) TIME(S) ages 5-7: 5:30 - 6:10 PM returning: 6:20 - 7:00 PM advanced: 7:10 - 8:00 PM ages 8 & up: 8:10 - 8:50 PM Fee: $42 / child (8wks) #SLP YKarate (indicate time & session)

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Parenting tip!

Experience with a variety of hobby interests allows children to discover their preferences and talents and to meet others who enjoy similar activities.


Youth Enrichment Computer Explorers

Classes designed to provide students with hands-on opportunities to increase computer knowledge and to discover the endless possibilities for technology use. Learn more about Computer Explorers on-line at www.computerexplorers.com.

Video Game Animation: Exploring Movement

Crazy Action Wheels

Design video games! Working in pairs, students will create a dynamic video animation game using Scratch, an innovative programming language created for students by MIT Media Lab. Students will solve challenges to develop game animation. Students will learn how to animate characters – teaching them to walk, run, dance, turn around and respond to keyboard input. Games will be available on-line. Students may also bring in a USB drive to save games on the last day. Northpoint Elementary (grades K-3) Thursday, Feb 2, 9, 16 4:00–5:30 PM Fee: $47, early-bird rate due by Jan 16 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $20 Discount rate: $27 Course: CENpWiComp1 Park Terrace Elementary (grades K-3) Wednesday, Mar 21, 28 4:00–5:30 PM Fee: $30, early-bird rate due by Mar 5 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $14 Discount rate: $18 Course: CEPtSpComp1 Woodcrest Elementary (grades K-3) Tuesday, Jan 24, 31 4:00–5:30 PM Fee: $30, early-bird rate due by Jan 16 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $14 Discount rate: $18 Course: CEWcWiComp1 Westwood Spanish Immersion (grades K-2) Monday, Jan 23, 30 3:30–5:00 PM Fee: $30, early-bird rate due by Jan 16 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $14 Discount rate: $18 Course: CEWwSiWiComp1

If you love Legos, making things move, building and experimenting, then this is the class for you. Learn about engineering and physical science principles behind different action machines. Students work in teams to build high-performance contraptions that spin, stretch, speed or spring into action. Possible learning models include: No Donkey, Donkey Cart, Supercharged Speedster, A Battle Top Spinner, and Wall Rocket Racer. Northpoint Elementary (grades K-3) Thursday, Feb 23, Mar 1, 8 4:00–5:30 PM Fee: $43, early-bird rate due by Feb 6 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $18 Discount rate: $25 Course: CENpWiComp2 Park Terrace Elementary (grades K-3) Wednesday, Apr 4, 11 4:00–5:30 PM Fee: $30, early-bird rate due by Mar 19 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $14 Discount rate: $18 Course: CEPtSpComp2 Woodcrest Elementary (grades K-3) Tuesday, Feb 7, 14 4:00–5:30 PM Fee: $30, early-bird rate due by Jan 23 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $14 Discount rate: $18 Course: CEWcWiComp2 Westwood Spanish Immersion (grades K-2) Monday, Feb 6, 13 3:30–5:00 PM Fee: $30, early-bird rate due by Jan 23 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $14 Discount rate: $18 Course: CEWwSiWiComp2

Crazy Action Contraptions: Fun & Games

All new projects! If you love Legos, making things move, building and experimenting, then this is the class for you. Learn about engineering and physical science principles behind different action machines. Students work in teams to build high-performance contraptions that spin, stretch, speed or spring into action. Possible learning models include: Lego Launcher, Games, A Zip Line Runner, Annoyomatic and more. Park Terrace Elementary (grades K-3) Wednesday, Apr 18, 25 4:00–5:30 PM Fee: $30, early-bird rate due by Apr 2 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $14 Discount rate: $18 Course: CEPtSpComp3 Woodcrest Elementary (grades K-3) Tuesday, Feb 28, Mar 6 4:00–5:30 PM Fee: $30, early-bird rate due by Feb 13 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $14 Discount rate: $18 Course: CEWcWiComp3 Westwood Spanish Immersion (grades K-2) Monday, Feb 27, Mar 5 3:30–5:00 PM Fee: $30, early-bird rate due by Feb 13 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $14 Discount rate: $18 Course: CEWwSiWiComp3

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Youth Enrichment *Cheer America (ages 4-14)

Computer Explorers continued Amusement Park Experience New projects! Students will

Aerospace Engineering: Planes

learn about the physical science and mechanical forces behind amusement park rides. Working in pairs, students will work with a dynamic, open-ended, K’Nex building system to build and experiment with action-packed working models. Models include rollercoaster ramps, a high flying swing ride, a Ferris wheel, and more. There’s no stopping the fun, or the learning, in this fastpaced class!

Investigate aerospace engineering! Work with authentic cardstock paper airplanes that replicate the real thing! Students will work with different models of paper airplanes and learn about the science of flight! Aerodynamic principles of drag, lift, gravity, and thrust will be introduced and discussed. Students will design and engineer a foam glider with the goals of maintaining the longest possible time aloft and of flying the farthest in a competition.

Westwood Intermediate (grades 4-6) Thursday, Mar 22, 29 3:30–5:00 PM Fee: $30, early-bird rate due by Mar 5 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $14 Discount rate: $18 Course: CEWwSpComp1

Westwood Intermediate (grades 4-6) Thursday, Apr 19, 26 3:30–5:00 PM Fee: $30, early-bird rate due by Apr 2 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $14 Discount rate: $18 Course: CEWwSpComp3

Aero-Racers: Fold N Go Cars

Twin Cities Chess Club

This engaging class is centered on design, construction, and racing of Fold and Go Cars, a collection of cool, colorful hot rods that can be cut out and folded into three-dimensional vehicles! Students choose from several sweet street machines. Students will explore the finer points of aerodynamic design, car construction, and data analysis that occur prior to competitions. Students will conduct speed, distance and durability challenges to test our models. Our investigation into the science of speed weaves together fun and exciting activities in science and technology Westwood Intermediate (grades 4-6) Thursday, Apr 5, 12 3:30–5:00 PM Fee: $30, early-bird rate due by Mar 19 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $14 Discount rate: $18 Course: CEWwSpComp2

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Cheer America is an exciting cheerleading / dance program for children ages 4-14. Students will learn popular cheers, chants, choreographed dance and pom-pom routines, parade marching techniques, and other performance skills. This program also promotes physical fitness, improved coordination and flexibility. At the conclusion of the semester, the students perform a group recital for family and friends, and all students receive certificates and medals for participation in the program. Watch for a specific flyer in your child’s folder in Jan. Registration night is Feb 9, 6:30 PM at the Spring Lake Park High School Annex Cafeteria (door #29). Thursdays, Feb 16 – May 10 (no class Mar 15) Ages 4-8 6:30 – 7:15 PM Ages 9-14 7:30 – 8:15 PM SLP HS Annex Café Registration Fee: $4 Per Night Fee: $6

Want to amaze friends, impress opponents, and increase your IQ while having fun with the game of Chess? Join the Twin Cities Chess Club to learn from instructors who have years of teaching experience. All Chess levels are welcome! Northpoint Elementary (grades K-3) Monday, Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 27, Mar 5 (No class Feb 20) 4:05–5:05 PM Fee: $60, early-bird rate due by Jan 16 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $27 Discount rate: $33 Course: CENpWiCh Westwood Intermediate (grades 4-6) Thursday, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 1, 8 3:30–4:30 PM Fee: $60, early-bird rate due by Jan 16 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $27 Discount rate: $33 Course: CEWwWiCh

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*Red Cross Babysitters Course (ages 11 and up)

This one day course is offered to boys and girls ages 11 and older who wish to learn child care skills. Our certified Red Cross Instructor: Liz Sheehy will teach students basic childcare including: child development, supervision, accident prevention, emergency response, feeding and infant care, as well as some basic first aid skills. Bring a bag lunch. Please register early – class sizes are limited! A great class for a great price! Saturdays, 9 – 3:30 PM Session I: Jan 21 Session II: Mar 3 Session III: Apr 21 SLP City Hall Fee: $40 / child (includes instruction, certification and materials) #SLP Babysit (indicate session)


Youth Enrichment Fridley Parks & Recreation at Woodcrest Elementary school

The Fridley Parks & Recreation Department offers a variety of fun afterschool activities at Woodcrest elementary school in collaboration with our SLP Department of Community Education. In addition to the scholarship support and discount rates available through SLP CE, Fridley residents who qualify for free/reduced school lunch program may be eligible for Fee Assistance through Fridley Parks & Rec. For information, call 763-572-3570. All classes instructed by Fridley recreation staff. Find additional Recreation programs at www.ci.fridley. mn.us. Sports Sampler (grades K-3) Students will have fun learning the basic fundamentals of a variety of sports including: floor hockey, basketball, bowling, soccer, kickball and more! Don’t forget to wear athletic shoes. If the weather permits, we will play games outside! Tuesday, Mar 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1 4:05-5:05 PM Fee: $40, early-bird rate due by Mar 5 (add $5 after that date) Scholarship rate: $20 Discount rate: $25 Course: CEWcSpFpr

Afterschool Adventures – Reference Calendar – Day, Class, (Grades) Northpoint: Winter

Park Terrace: Winter Mondays Multi-sports (K-3)

Mondays Art - Cartooning (K-3)

Mondays Computer Explorers (K-2)

Tuesdays Multi-sports (K-3)

Tuesdays Bubble Science (K-3)

Tuesdays Computer Explorers (K-3)

Tuesdays Art - Cartooning (K-2) Taekwondo (4-6)

Wednesdays Spanish (K-3) AM class Art - Drawing (K-3)

Wednesdays SLP Park & Rec (K-3)

Wednesdays Fridley Park & Rec (K-3)

Wednesdays Multi-sports (K-2) Bubble Science (4-6)

Thursdays Computer Explorers (K-3)

Thursdays Art - Drawing (K-3)

Thursdays Multi-sports (K-3)

Thursdays Chess Club (4-6)

Spring

Spring

Spring Mondays Multi-sports (K-2) Art - Cartooning (4-6)

Tuesdays Multi-sports (K-3)

Tuesdays Art - Cartooning (K-3)

Tuesdays Fridley Park & Rec (K-3)

Wednesdays Spanish (K-3) AM class Taekwondo (K-3)

Wednesdays Computer Explorers (K-3)

Wednesdays Bubble Science (K-3)

Thursdays Art - Cartooning (K-3)

Thursdays Multi-sports (K-3)

Late Spring Thursdays Golf (K-3)

Wednesdays Taekwondo (K-3)

The Spring Lake Park Parks & Recreation Department will offer a variety of fun after-school activities at Park Terrace elementary school in collaboration with our SLP Department of Community Education. For information, call 763-792-7201. All classes instructed by Spring Lake Park recreation staff. Find additional Recreation programs at www. springlakeparkmn.com

Spring

Mondays Chinese (K-3) AM class Bubble Science (K-3)

Tuesdays Golf (K-3)

Spring Lake Park Parks & Recreation at Park Terrace Elementary school

Westwood: Winter

Mondays Chinese (K-3) AM class Chess Club (K-3)

Late Spring

Additional activities may also be available. Watch for flyers in your child’s take-home folder.

Woodcrest: Winter

Tuesdays Bubble Science (K-2) Taekwondo (4-6) Wednesdays Multi-sports (4-6) Thursdays Los animals (K-2) Computer Explorers (4-6)

Late Spring Wednesdays Golf (K-3)

Late Spring Mondays Golf (4-6) Tuesdays & Thursdays Futbol (K-2)

*Sit Means Sit Dog Training – Youth Bite Prevention Course.

This free course is offered by “Sit Means Sit Dog Training” in Spring Lake Park, and will help teach how to reduce the amount of dog bites on children. Our instructors will also teach your child how to properly act & behave around a dog. They will also cover what to do in situations if they meet a dog that is not so friendly. Dogs are great; help your child see that they are too. This class is free but pre-registration is required. Monday, Mar 5 6:30-7:30 PM 1625 Co. Hwy 10, Spring Lake Park Free! #SLPBitePrev

To learn more about specific activities at Park Terrace, watch for flyers in your child’s take-home folder.

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Youth Enrichment WINTER YOUTH OUTINGS

Mill City Museum (grades K-4)

Built into the ruins of what was once the world’s largest flour mill, Mill City Museum is located on the historic Mississippi Riverfront. Here, we’ll learn go on a scavenger hunt, view the Flour Tower multimedia show and spend time exploring the many hands on exhibits. We’ll have a blast learning about the intertwined histories of the flour industry, the river, and the city of Minneapolis. Fee includes supervision, admission, and transportation. Please bring a bag lunch. Monday, Jan 16 Drop off and pick up at Able Park (8200 Able St.) 9:30 – 4PM Fee: $20 #SLPMill

Pump It Up & Springbrook Nature Center (grades K-4)

We’ll start out the day at Pump It Up Inflatable Party Zone! Get ready to bounce, slide, climb and tumble in the many inflatable obstacle courses, slides and moon bouncers! After bouncing we’ll have a pizza lunch before heading to Springbrook Nature Center. For the afternoon we’ll explore the snowy nature trails! Fee includes supervision, admission, transportation and lunch. Please bring boots, snow pants, jacket, mittens, hat and a scarf. Monday, Feb 20 Drop off and pick up at Able Park (8200 Able St.) 9:30– 4PM Fee: $23 #SLPSpringNC

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SPRING BREAK OUTINGS & ACTIVITIES (GRADES K-5) Super Crazy Chemistry (grades 1-5)

Become a Mad Science chemist as you learn all about the chemistry things that you encounter everyday in your house and school. Discover how chemical reactions are everywhere and how you can figure out if a chemical change has occurred right before your very eyes. Mix, mush and brew together different chemicals to create things that you can use in this hands-on chemistry lab. You will make a chromatography T-shirt, sidewalk chalk, bath fizzers, tootsie rolls, and ice cream. Don’t forget to bring a bag lunch! Monday, Mar 12 9:30AM – 4:00PM Drop off at SLP City Hall (1301 81st Ave.) Fee: $42 (includes instruction and all take home projects) #SLPChem

MN Zoo & Ultimate Wave IMAX 3D! (grades K-5)

Today we are off to the MN Zoo, and we are kicking this day off with a huge splash! First up is the Imax 3D movie “Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D!” This awesome movie features world famous surfer Kelly Slater as he travels to Tahiti to find the perfect wave, and along the way we learn about some of the most amazing islands, what creates some of the world’s biggest waves, and you’ll see some of the most dramatic surfing action on the giant Imax screen! After lunch we will spend the afternoon exploring the Zoo and learning about various animals, insects and more! Don’t forget to bring a bag lunch, and be sure to dress for the weather. Reg. deadline is Mar 9. Tuesday, March 13 9:30AM – 4:00PM Drop off & pick up At Able Park $23 / child (includes supervision, transportation & admission + snack) #SLPSB1

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Tropics Water Park & Adventure Playground (grades K-5)

We’re off to a tropical paradise! We’ll spend half the day in the Tropical Adventure Playground at the Shoreview Community Center! After lunch it’s time to swim, slide, and splash at Tropics Water Park. Be sure to bring an extra change of clothes, socks, and a bag lunch. Registration deadline Mar 9. Wednesday, Mar 14 9:30 – 4:00PM Drop Off & Pick Up At Able Park Fee: $23 (includes supervision, transportation & admission + snack) #SLPSB2

Maple Lanes & Cinema Grille (grades K-5)

We’re kicking off this day with unlimited bowling at Maple Lanes! After rolling some strikes and spares we’ll head out to the New Hope Cinema Grille where we will enjoy unlimited pizza lunch and a movie! (movie to be announced after Feb 1). We’ll end the day back at Able park with some outside games so be sure to wear socks for bowling and dress for the weather after the movie! Thursday, Mar 15 9:30AM – 4:00PM Drop Off & Pick Up At Able Park Fee: $22 (includes supervision, transportation & admission + snack) #SLPSB3

Red Hot Robots! (grades 2-6)

Robots are not just science fiction anymore! The basics of programming a robot will be experienced firsthand using the baby steps activity and our sandwich programming activity. Campers learn all about the juice that makes modern robots go, that is, electricity. Students experiment with a robotic arm and discover how robots use sensors to explore things around them. Best of all, they will build their own OWI Hyper Peppy Robot to take home. Don’t forget to bring a bag lunch! Friday, Mar 16 9:30AM – 4:00PM Drop off at SLP City Hall (1301 81st Ave.) Fee: $64 (includes instruction and all take home projects) #SLPRDR


Youth Enrichment

Youth Enrichment

SATURDAY YOUTH DAY CAMPS

YOUTH SUMMER 2012 CAMP PREVIEW

All New Junior Engineers! (grades 1-5)

Free Programs at Able Park Are Back! (ages 4-12)

New Schedule & More Opportunities to have fun this summer!

Check out shapes and why they are so strong! Investigate arches and build a geodesic dome right in the classroom that you can sit inside. Discover why an egg’s shape is so strong and how you can find this shape in buildings. Test loads and build some bridges when you put on an engineer’s hat and learn about structures. Make your own puzzle and wooden toy to take home. Saturday, Jan 21 9:00AM – Noon SLP City Hall (1301 81st Ave.) Fee: $22 (includes instruction and all take home projects) #SLPJE

A World of Animals (grades K-2)

Now starting at 8:30 AM! These free programs are offered at Able Park and supervised by our playground camp staff. Parents can sign their children in and out at the park. These free programs are also a great option to use in coordination with our other paid camp programs. Our staff will have fun and engaging activities planned each day, these will include simple art projects, outside games, team building and more! Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30 AM – Noon Jun 11 – Jul 26 Able Park (8200 Able St.) Free!

Special Event FREE Fridays (ages 4-12)

Explore the world of animals on the land and in the sea. Conduct handson experiments to gain a better understanding of the adaptations of animals that live in different habitats. Make a model magic animal track and an ocean in a bottle to take home along with a bug box to start your own insect collection. Saturday, Mar 3 9:00AM – Noon SLP City Hall (1301 81st Ave.) Fee: $22 (includes instruction and all take home projects) #SLPWOA

Let your 4 and 5 year olds enjoy summer at Able Park with stories, songs, games, arts & crafts and much more! Daily snack provided. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 12– Jul 26 10:30 am - Noon Able Park, 8200 Able St. Spring Lake Park Fee: $30 (includes t-shirt, supervision and snacks) #SLPMunchkin

Able Park Panthers (ages 6 to 12)

Fridays are extra special at Able Park! Come to Able Park for FREE Fridays. We will be open in the morning from 8:30 am – Noon for games and arts/crafts. In the afternoon from 1:00 – 4:00 pm there will be a special event planned such as a carnival, various tournaments, sand castle building contests, prizes and more! Don’t miss the fun – a new surprise is planned each of the six weeks. Fridays, Jun 15 – Jul 27 8:30 am – noon and 1:00 – 4:00 pm Able Park (8200 Able St.) Free!

Able Park Munchkins (ages 4 and 5)

Join the fun in a program offered for youth to enjoy a variety of activities this summer. Special interest areas such as woodworking, arts and crafts, drama, sports, and nature are just some of the many areas that will be explored. Boys and girls meet three afternoons per week for 7 weeks. Join us for a summer of fun and adventure. Monday, Tuesday & Thursday’s Jun 11 – Jul 26 1:00 – 4:00 pm Able Park Fee: $45 (includes t-shirt, supervision, all activities & arts & craft projects) #SLPPanther

Youth Safety Camp

Summer Camp Weekly Schedule Monday 8:30 am-noon Free Playground Program

Tuesday 8:30 am- noon Free Playground Program 10:30 a.m. - noon Munchkins

Wednesday 8:30 am- 4:00 pm Outings

Thursday 8:30 am- noon Free Playground Program 10:30 a.m. – noon Munchkins

Friday 8:30 am- noon Free Playground Program

1:00- 4:00 pm Able Park Panthers

1:00- 4:00 pm Able Park Panthers

(Times vary see outing list)

1:00- 4:00 pm Able Park Panthers

1:00 – 4:00 pm Free Playground Program

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The summer youth safety camp is cosponsored by the cities of Spring Lake Park, Mounds View and New Brighton. The 2012 camp will be held at Long Lake Regional Park in early August. More details will be available in February, 2012. Please check our website at: www. springlakeparkmn.com under the recreation department for updates.

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Youth Enrichment YOUTH SUMMER OUTINGS (GRADES K-5)

TEEN COURSES AND CAMPS

Be sure to watch for flyers coming home this spring with details on all of our fun and affordable summer youth outings! These trips will be every Wednesday from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM, from June 13 – July 25. Information on these exciting trips will also be available online at the Spring Lake Park Recreation Departments Facebook page! So become an SLP Insider today and follow us on Facebook! Call the SLP Recreation Department at 763-792-7201 for more information.

All Spring Lake Park High School and Middle School students are invited to join the Ski and Snowboard Club. Community Education goes to great effort to make skiing and snowboarding not only a great activity, but also a safe, fun, and social experience. In 2011-12 we have four Friday after-school trips and three all-day trips on school release days. For more information and to register, go to the Spring Lake Park Community Education website.

Panther Ski/Snowboard Club

Wednesdays, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Jun 13 – Jul 25 Outings Depart from Able Park (8200 Able St.)

ACT Test Prep Workshops

ZAPS/RMASS Education seminars has developed a new seminar to assist students and help them prepare for the ACT. Participants gain valuable insight into these tests through a close examination of each type of question. The seminar teaches students the strategies necessary for attacking the types of questions the new tests will cover as well as providing general testtaking tips. It also provides suggestions for post-seminar test prep. Doing well on the ACT is important and is often used as a requirement for gaining admittance to the college or university of his/her choice. You will receive: Practice tests for the ACT and ZAPPING the ACT study guide Specific strategies for each type of question on the ACT General test-taking methods Complete explanation of each question and answer on the practice tests Unique system for analyzing errors to identify strengths and weaknesses All juniors will be mailed information regarding this seminar and are encouraged to register online at www. zaps.com or by calling toll-free to 1-877927-8378. SLP High School Wednesday & Thursday, Feb 22 & 23 6:30-9:00 PM Fee: $89 Course: CEYouthACT

Community Education is partnering with Safeway to provide Driver Education. Students will receive 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of private behindthe-wheel lessons, satisfying the State requirements for teen drivers. Instructors are licensed by the MN Dept of Public Safety, meeting Minnesota’s background checks and testing testing requirements.Fee: $360. Register online at www.springlakeparkschools.org/ce or in the Community Ed office.

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Adult Activities TECHNOLOGY CLASSES Community Education is offering classes for the adult that has limited experience with the computer. These classes are taught by our well-qualified, patient instructor Timothy Daniels, owner of At Home Computer Consultants in Minneapolis. He has been training and developing curriculum for local colleges and corporations for over 7 years and has over 11 years of professional experience. Along with his professional expertise, Tim provides a relaxed and comfortable teaching style to help you feel At Home on your computer. All classes will be held in the morning at Spring Lake Park Schools District Service Center and are perfect for senior citizens and people wanting to learn more.

Computer Basics

Terrified? Confused? Frustrated with your computer? This class is for you. Learn all about your machine from step 1. This course will cover terminology, parts of the computer, how to turn it on, security, typing letters, printing, saving, internet basics and have ample time to practice and ask questions. Feel free to bring in your own computer (laptop) if you wish. SLP Schools District Office (1415 81st Ave NE Spring Lake Park) Winter Session Wednesdays, January 18 and 25 9:00-Noon Fee: $69 Course: CEAdultCompBasicW Spring Session Wednesdays, March 21 and 28 9:00-Noon Fee: $69 Course: CEAdultCompBasicS

Social Media: Facebook and More

Connect with friends and family over Facebook. We will cover the basics of setting up a page, searching for family and friends, security features, loading pictures and video. Other elements of social media will be covered upon request as well (YouTube, Twitter, foursquare, etc.) SLP Schools District Office (1415 81st Ave NE Spring Lake Park) Wednesday, March 7 9:00-Noon Fee: $35 Course: CEAdultCompSocialMedia

File Management

Take control of your computer. Learn how to navigate: move, copy, cut, and paste files. Create backup files, create CD’s or copy pictures on to flash drives. Defrag and clean up. Maximize your computer for the long run by keeping files safe, secure and clean. If your computer is running slow, if it’s a headache finding pictures, if you have 27 copies of files all over your computer, this class will help you develop a system to take control over your machine. SLP Schools District Office (1415 81st Ave NE Spring Lake Park) Winter Session Wednesdays, February 1 and 8 9:00-Noon Fee: $69 Course: CEAdultFileMgtW Spring Session Wednesdays, April 4 and 11 9:00-Noon Fee: $69 Course: CEAdultFileMgt

Buying and Selling on the Internet

EBay and Craigslist. Learn how to post your items for sale or buy items safely and securely on eBay or Craigslist. You will learn how to search for categories, take pictures, and deal with shipping and pricing your items and more. Bring your questions! SLP Schools District Office (1415 81st Ave NE Spring Lake Park) Wednesday, May 9 9:00-Noon Fee: $35 Course: CEAdultEbay

Internet/Email

Part 1: Safely browsing the internet: Book tickets online. Find maps, friends, information about anything on the world wide web. Learn how to search securely and protect yourself from fraud and enjoy your internet experience without fear. Part 2: Email. Send friends attachments, pictures. Communicate with family. Learn safety features and how to prevent virus attacks. SLP Schools District Office (1415 81st Ave NE Spring Lake Park) Winter Session Wednesdays, February 15 and 22 9:00-Noon Fee: $69 Course: CEAdultIntEmailW Spring Session Wednesdays, April 18 and 25 9:00-Noon Fee: $69 Course: CEAdultIntEmailS

Digital Cameras

Learn the basics of taking photos with a digital camera and transferring them on to your computer. Organizing photos and basic digital editing will also be covered. Terminology will be discussed, types of cameras for those looking to purchase, and time for practice and questions will be provided. Bring your own camera or practice on ours! Winter Session Wednesday, February 29 9:00-Noon Fee: $35 Course: CEAdultIntCameraW Spring Session Wednesday, May 2 9:00-Noon Fee: $35 Course: CEAdultIntCameraS

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Adult Activities SPECIAL INTEREST CLASSES (pages 20 - 25)

Introduction to Wheel- Thrown Pottery Class

In this 8-evening class you will learn the basics of crafting ceramics pieces on the wheel. From learning how to center clay and then forming the clay to create bowls, even pulling tall cylinders to use as mugs, pitchers, or tea pots will be a few of the items we will produce. Covers trimming pieces to form footings on pots, how to properly connect handles and adding your own personal touch to create unique functional pottery. Mid-fire Super White Porcelain clay and under-glazing will be our mediums, along with clear glass glazing on the final pieces. SLPHS art instructor Shelly Johnson, limited to 7. SLP High School Tuesdays, February 14 through April 10 (No class on March 13) 7:00-8:30 PM Fee: $115 Course: CEAdultPottery

Lawn Truths and Myths: Have a Better Lawn **NEW**

Learn to avoid the pitfalls many homeowners fall into and the signs you may not be getting what you paid for. Learn to identify specific grass species and how maintenance differs for each. Learn the proper timing of water, fertilizer, and herbicides and what is needed. Explore products for lawn maintenance and if they are worth the time or money. Instructor: Matt Cavanaugh, 12 years’ experience in the turf grass industry, degree in horticulture, masters in plant science. SLP High School Tues & Wed , March 20 & 21 6:30-8:00 PM Fee: $19 Course: CEAdultLawnCare

Winter Session Tuesday, Janurary 24 7:00-9;00 PM Fee: $19 Course: CEAdultIntBookPublishW Spring Session Tuesday, March 20 7:00-9;00 PM Fee: $19 Course: CEAdultIntBookPublishS

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Imagine paying off all your consumer debt, credit cards, and car payments in 1-3 years. Pay off your mortgage in 4-6 years saving thousands of dollars in interest. Learn powerful strategies that work – using your current income, with no second job. Bring calculator and list of your debts and balances, monthly payments and interest rates. Terry Menge is a certified instructor for Invest in Your Debt, Inc. $5 workbook fee is payable to the instructor at time of class. Optional textbooks available, Invest in Your Debt & SpendSmart. SLP High School Wednesday, May 23 6:30-9:30 PM Fee: $29 for individual/$39 for two Course: CEAdultDebt

How to Publish Your Book Without Going Broke **NEW**

This class discusses the pros, cons and pitfalls of royalty and subsidy(self) publishing, gives practical advise on how-to and how-not to publish your book independently. Information on electronic publishing will be covered as well. A $10 Guide Book fee will be collected by instructor on night of class. SLP High School

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Healthy Snacks for Kids and Adults **NEW**

Partner with your son or daughter to prepare breakfast cookies, kale chips, sweet potato fries or delicious dessert bars. Learn about healthy ingredients, fiber and nutrition each snack provides. You and your child will make 2 snacks and sample 4 more, learn 15 snack recipes and take home a free copy of the recipe book “Healthy Snacks for Kids and Adults.” Supply cost of $8.00 payable to instructor. SLP High School Thursday, February 23 6:30-8:00 PM Fee: $35 for parent /child team Course: CEAdultSnacks

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Spring Cooking with the Kids-A Parent/Child Cooking Class ** NEW** Need help with your weekly dinner menu? Short on time and/or ideas? HELP IS HERE! In this class you and your child will learn basic cooking techniques and short cuts to reduce prep time. Plus, fresh and healthy menu ideas that are sure to please your palate. Come ready to cook and eat! Parent attendance required with child. Child is grade 3-5. Course taught by a skilled chef and registered dietitian. SLP High School Saturday April 21 10:00 AM -12:30 PM Fee: $25 Course: CEAdultCooking


Adult Activities Piano Your Teacher Never Taught You

Some music teachers may not want you to know this, but you don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. How do we do it? While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. And you can learn all the chords you’ll need to play any song in this one session. Any song. Any style. Any key. If you can find middle C and know the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine, you already know enough to enroll in this workshop. Required materials fee of $28 for workbook and practice CD will be collected in class by instructor.

Glass Fusing

Glass fusing has become on of the hottest and most popular art forms. Cut, assemble and style into your own masterpiece. It’s fun, easy and you won’t want to stop once you start. Items returned in 3 weeks Bits Bowl Add a little whimsy to your home décor with this glass bowl or use it as a gift for someone special. We’ll start with an 8” clear circle, then cut and assemble bits of glass to create your own unique design. Projects will be fired and slumped to form the fluted sides and available for pick up in three weeks. SLP High School Wednesday, February 1 6:30-8:30 PM Fee: $30 Course: CEAdultGlassFuse1

Appetizer Plate Impress your family and friends at your next party by telling them you not only made the appetizers but the plate as well! Create your own design in your favorite colors for any season. It’s fun, easy and you’ll be amazed. Items returned in 3 weeks. Project is 12”X6” SLP High School Monday, March 26 6:30-8:30 PM Fee: $30 Course: CEAdultGlassFuse2

Just ONCE Guitar for Busy People

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Topics include: How chords work in a song, how to form the three main types of chords, how to tune your guitar, basic strumming patterns, how to play along with simple tunes. Supply fee of $29 will be collected by the instructor at class. Bring your acoustic guitar. SLP High School Monday, February 13 6:30-9:00 PM Fee: $29 Course: CEAdultGuitar

SLP High School Monday, March 19 6:30-9:30 PM Fee: $35 Course: CEAdultPiano

Knowledge is Power – Car Care Seminar for Women

This seminar will be offered to women ages 16 and up. We will be covering the basics of care for your vehicle, what is needed to maintain and how to check out your vehicle. Women Only. Keith Peterson, Galaxy Auto Center in Spring Lake Park will teaching the seminar, has over 10 years experience in automobile repair from tires to air conditioning. Students MUST register for this FREE seminar. Galaxy Auto Center (1111 81st Ave NE Spring Lake Park) Wednesday, March 21 6:30-8:30 PM Fee: FREE Course: CEAdultCarCare

Learn to Play Bridge or Improve Your Game

Experienced instructor Lorraine Linderman has been teaching and playing bridge for many years and with patience and grace, she will teach you all the ins and outs of this game of strategy. You will be playing hands from the very beginning of the class. Your confidence will grow with each new day of class. Register by 4/17/12 SLP City Hall Tuesdays, April 24, May 1, 8, 15 9 AM-Noon Fee: $30/person for 4 weeks #SLP12-BRIDGE

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Adult Activities Social Ballroom Dancing for Beginners

Learn several basic steps in the most popular ballroom dances, including Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Salsa, Polka and others! This is the perfect course to get you started dancing and to help you gain confidence on the dance floor. Getting ready for a wedding or a party, or just looking for something to do together with your spouse or friend? Classes are fun and easy! Instructor Deanna Constantine provides simple instruction in a relaxed atmosphere. Register by 1/11/12 Mounds View Community Center, 5394 Edgewood Dr., Mounds View Wednesday, Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8 7:30-9 PM Fee: $50/person #SLP12-BRDW

Gardening to Attract Birds

Bring beauty, biodiversity, and birds to your yard! Learn how to improve your backyard habitat to attract songbirds, meeting their requirements in each season. In addition to bird feeders, nest boxes, and bird baths, you can select plants to entice birds to visit your yard. Learn about some of the best trees, shrubs and perennials you can plant to provide good nesting places in spring and summer, provide shelter in the winter, and ensure food in all seasons. Instructor: Linda Lee has been a Master Gardener in Anoka County since 2007, and she has an advanced certification as a Minnesota Tree Care Advisor. She is a lifelong nature lover and bird watcher, and she enjoys planning and planting to attract birds to her yard. Register by 3/9/12. SLP City Hall Tuesday, Mar 20 6:30-7:30 PM Fee: $5/household #SLP12- BIRDS

University of Minnesota Extension, Master Gardener Services in Anoka County

Master Gardener General Information: 763-755-1280. 550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW, Andover, MN 55304 http://blog.lib.umn.edu/mgweb/anoka/ Visit our website to learn about how to become a Master Gardener; get schedules of events, learn about our demonstration gardens and youth projects, or for general program information.

Grow Your Own Herbs

Herbs have been used by man even before the earliest writing about them in Babylonian tablets from 3000 BC. They have been used for medicine, cosmetics, seasoning and as garden plants. As mystical as some may seem, they are easy to grow. They can be grown in a garden or flower bed, in containers on a deck or in a sunny window in your home. Come and explore the world of herbs and choose what you wish to grow and how to do it. Register by 3/27/12. Taught by Master Gardener Barbara Harlan.

Annual Plant Sale –7:30 AM -3:00 PM Anoka Armory Center atrium located at 408 E Main Street in Anoka, Minnesota Wednesday, May 23 Home Landscaping & Garden Fair Saturday, April 14 Visit website for details. A Walk In the Garden Educational Series 7:00-8:00 pm – Select Wednesday evenings-details on website Yard and Garden Line Call 763-767-2891 for questions on gardening, yard and garden or household insects, plant diseases, trees, lawns and common wildlife issues. Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinics Wednesdays, Mid-May through August, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Check website for details.

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Merging Money - From Me to We

Have you recently become a “we”? Are you working on merging your money as a couple? This values-based workshop is designed to help couples identify values and attitudes about money, set goals, and use budgeting tools to help you reach your goals and manage your finances. This workshop will help you learn how to partner together to create your financial future. Instructor is Kevin Schwartz, Thrivent Financial. Register by 9/9/11 SLP City Hall Saturday, March 10 9-10:30 AM Fee: $5/person (includes instruction, materials and continental breakfast) #SLP12-MM


Adult Activities Eat Your Way To Health!

Is eating healthier one of your New Year’s resolutions? Then this is the perfect class. Adding fiber to your diet is key to good health, but how do you do it? Especially if your loved ones balk if it even comes close to sounding healthy. Learn different ways to add important nutrients and fiber without it being noticed, and not sacrificing taste. We’ll make a few dishes and discuss several uses for them, saving both time and dirty dishes. Supply fee of $7.00 to instructor, Ellie Lida Wednesday, Feb 8 6:00 – 8:30 PM SLP HS Room #C262 Fee: $20 (includes instruction + recipes) #SLPHealthyE

Cinnamon & Carmel Rolls

The wafting aroma of freshly baked sweet rolls makes it impossible to eat just one! Indulge and impress family and friends with delicious homemade cinnamon and caramel rolls. From scratch, we’ll make those decadent buttery caramel rolls everyone loves, along with pans of yummy rich cinnamon rolls. Come prepared lots of participation and lots of eating. You will leave with recipes and knowledge and confidence to bake these delicious yeast breads on your own. Ingredient fee of $12, Ellie Lida.

Easter Egg Braid

Tasty and beautiful, this bread may become your next family tradition. Learn to bake this luscious sweet bread, easier than it looks. The Easter egg wreath is a splendid centerpiece. We will make the sweet roll dough, raise it, and braid it into a wreath, with colored eggs tucked inside the “nest.” An almond glaze drizzled over the top completes this elegant bread. Perfect for your family, or entertaining, it will garner ohhh’s and ahhhh’s. Ingredient fee to instructor is $10, Ellie Lida. Thursday, Mar 22 6:00 – 9:00 PM SLP HS Room #C262 Fee: $20 #SLPEasterB

Thursday, Mar 8 6:00 – 9:00 PM SLP HS Room #C262 Fee: $25 (includes instruction + recipes) #SLPCinnamon

Wine Seminars

This is a great opportunity to hone your wine skills and enjoy a fun evening out with friends. Three seminars are offered in conjunction with Central Park Liquor in Spring Lake Park and held at Broadway Pizza in the lower level at 8298 University Avenue in Fridley. You gain knowledge about food pairings with wines as offered by the featured presenter. Cheese, crackers, and fruit will be served and there will also be chocolates to pair with the reds. If you’ve never paired chocolate with a red wine, you’re in for a treat! Pre-registration is required through Spring Lake Park Recreation Dept. no later than one week prior to each seminar. All participants must be 21 years and older. Orders received at the seminars will be specially discounted for these events and available for store pickup the following Tuesday. Around the World with Ste. Michelle Estates The seminar is presented by Randy Dobratz of Sainte Michelle Estates. Chateau Sainte. Michelle is Washington State’s founding winery featuring award winning wines with some of the most acclaimed vineyards in the Columbia Valley. Broadway Pizza Lower Level, 8298 University Ave, Fridley Thursday, Jan 12 7:30-9 PM Fee: $15/person #SLP12-WS1

Old World Wines vs New World Wines Presented by Jason Ospina of Vinacopia Wines. Vinacopia strives to bring brands from all over the world into the marketplace that offer high quality and good value. (Vinacopia is a wholesaler – not a vineyard) Broadway Pizza Lower Level, 8298 University Ave, Fridley Thursday, Feb 9 7:30-9 PM Fee: $15/person #SLP12-WS2

The Diversity of Sonoma County - Presented by Kathy Jones of Heck Estates, a family owned operation. Heck Estates represents an exclusive portfolio of Sonoma County’s finest wine and spirit producers. Each winery is distinct in history and personality, and all are well known for producing varietals that reflect the unique characteristics and style of many of California’s world-renowned appellations Broadway Pizza Lower Level, 8298 University Ave, Fridley Thursday, Mar 8 7:30-9 PM Fee: $15/person #SLP12-WS3

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Adult Activities Quilling for Beginners

Discover the fun and easy art of paper curling used to create beautiful creations perfect for card making and scrapbooking. In this beginner class, you will use acid-free quilling paper to make sturdy yet delicate looking flowers and butterflies. Students will learn basic quilling along with the “alternate side loop” technique. Fee includes kit consisting of slotted tool, circle sizer ruler, paper strips and instructions. SLP City Hall Saturday, Mar 24 9:30 AM – noon Fee: $16/person #SLP12-QUILL

Saturday Scrapbooking Camps

Scrapbooking - Power Sort Organization

Organize your photos fast and easily with the help of Creative Memories Power Sort System. You can organize a lifetime of photos in four hours. Bring all of your photographs. Instructor Kathie Anderson. Registration deadline 1 week prior to class.

SLP City Hall Saturday, Mar 31 #SLP12-SC1 Saturday, Apr 28 #SLP12-SC2 Saturday, May 19 #SLP12-SC3 9 AM-4PM Fee: $12/person/camp

SLP City Hall Friday, Feb 17 #SLP12-PSO1 Friday, Apr 13 #SLP12-PSO2 Friday, May 4 #SLP12-PSO3 6-10 PM Fee: $18/person/class fee upon registration ($30 material fee payable to instructor)

Scrapbooking - Power Layout

Organize each page of your album in advance using the Creative Memories Power Layout Box, allowing you to layout 30 pages. You will need 100-150 photographs organized chronologically to complete your 30 page album. Instructor Kathie Anderson. Registration deadline 1 week prior to class. SLP City Hall Friday, Feb 24 #SLP12-PL1 Friday, Apr 20 #SLP12-PL2 Friday, May 11 #SLP12-PL3 6-10 PM Fee: $18/person/class fee upon registration ($47 material fee payable to instructor for Power Layout Box and set of refill pages)

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Bring your photos, your albums and your scrapping tools and spend the day scrap booking. There will be lots of room to spread out. Bring along a snack or lunch. Instructor Kathie Anderson. Preregistration is required.

Cards Ala Carte – Rubber Stamping Class

Scrapbooking - Creating Your Album

At this class you will bring your Power Layout Box with your organized pages. You will have four undisturbed hours to complete your album. Instructor Kathie Anderson will have coordinating papers to purchase and any scrapping tools you may need. Registration deadline 1 week prior to class. SLP City Hall Friday, Mar 2 #SLP12-CA1 Friday, Apr 27 #SLP12-CA2 Friday, May 18 #SLP12-CA3 6-10 PM Fee: $6/person/class fee upon registration

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Join the fun of card making using rubber stamps. Depending upon the difficulty level, you’ll make up to12 cards (3 of each design), corresponding to the current season. This creative class is fantastic whether you’re new to rubber stamping or an old hand. This is an opportunity to take time for yourself and enjoy the company of others who enjoy card making. Registration deadline 1 week in advance of class. Instructor is Eileen Wolf. SLP City Hall Wednesday, Jan 18 6-9 PM #SLP12-CAC1 Wednesday, Feb 8 6-9 PM #SLP12-CAC2 Wednesday, Mar 21 6-9 PM #SLP12-CAC3 Wednesday, Apr 18 6-9 PM #SLP12-CAC4 Wednesday, May 16 Fee: $21/person/class


Adult Activities One Stroke and Acrylic Painting Classes

Students will learn the basic technique of One Stroke Painting and techniques using acrylic paints. One painting project will be completed in each class. Brushes available to use during class OR bring your own. Bring a water basin to wash out your brushes. Additional materials fee of *$8.00 is due the night of the class and payable to the instructor. Jill Mason Instructor. Register at least 1 week prior to class. Held at Spring Lake Park City Hall-Kitchen. Winter Cardinals...................#SLP12-OSP1 Wednesday, Jan 11 6-9 PM Fee: $27/person Tropical Painting ….............#SLP12-OSP2 Wednesday, Jan 25 6-9 PM Fee: $27/person Dogwood Design..................#SLP12-OSP3 Wednesday, Feb 8 6-9 PM Fee: $27/person Travel Brushes Design.........#SLP12-OSP4 Wednesday, Feb 22 6-9 PM Fee: $27/person Multi Floral Design................#SLP12-OSP5 Wednesday, Mar 7 6-9 PM Fee: $27/person Stroke Work Design...............#SLP12-OSP6 Wednesday, Mar 21 6-9 PM Fee: $27/person It’s a Furry Thing Design........#SLP12-OSP7 Wednesday, Apr 4 6-9 PM Fee: $27/person Mystery Class.........................#SLP12-OSP8 Wednesday, April 18 6-9 PM Fee: $27/person Spring Walkway Design.........#SLP12-OSP9 Wednesday, May 2 6-9 PM Fee: $27/person Floral Fantasy……..................#SLP12-OSP10 Wednesday, May 16 6-9 PM Fee: $27/person Stroke Work Class ................#SLP12-OSP11 Wednesday, May 30 18 6-9 PM Fee: $27/person Summer Time Design...........#SLP12-OSP12 Wednesday, Jun 6 18 6-9 PM Fee: $27/person Summer Time Design ...........#SLP12-OSP11 Wednesday, Jun 20 6-9 PM Fee: $27/person

Sit Means Sit Dog Training - Leash Training Course

This 6 week course is offered by “Sit Means Sit Dog Training” in Spring Lake Park. Our instructors will cover the basics of leash training. Teach your dog come, sit, down, walking with a loose leash, place, and stay. Also, we cover the topics of how to socialize your dog and potty training. The equipment needed for this course includes: treats, a leash, and choke chain or prong collar. If your dog is aggressive with people or other dogs - a muzzle is required. Tuesdays,7:15-8:15PM Option1: Jan 3 – Feb 7 Option2: Feb 14 – Mar 20 Option3: Mar 27 – May 1 1625 Co. Hwy 10, Spring Lake Park Fee: $125 / dog+owner(s) per session #SLPLeash

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ZUMBA

ZUMBA fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a fun and dynamic fitness system for men and women. Wear layered breathable clothing shoes with little sole (like dance slippers or light-treaded cross-training shoes); bring a towel and water bottle. Instructed by Molly Furgeson. SLP High School Kenneth Hall Gym 6:00 – 7:00 PM Thursdays Fee: $40/session Session 1 Jan 5 – Feb 9 #CEZUMBAW1 (No Class Feb 12) Session 2 Feb 16 – Mar 22 #CEZUMBAW2 (No Class Mar 15) Session 3 Mar 29 – Apr 26 #CEZUMBAS3 Session 4 May 3 – May 31 #CEZUMBAS4 Discount rate: Register for two sessions for $75

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Adult Activities

Jazzercise

Spring Lake Park Community Education is proud to announce the addition of Jazzercise to our programs! The first class will be held Wed, January 4th at 6:00pm in Kenneth Hall, SPHS. Sign up on-line at www.jazzercise.com or with the instructor Luanna Koehler 763706-8725 or l.koehler@hotmail.com Every jazzercise fitness class combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn. Choreographed to today’s hottest music, Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz, resistance training, pilates, yoga and kickboxing. Burn 600 calories in 60 minutes and start dancing yourself fit and change the shape of your body today! SLP High School Mondays and Wednesdays starting Janurary 4, 6:00-7:00 PM Fee Options for Unlimited Classes: 12 months-$35/mo. $25 Joining fee 6 months-$40/mo. $35 Joining fee Day pass $10 Course: CEAdultJazzercise

Spring Lake Park Mile Challenge!

2012 is here and the time has never been better to challenge yourself! This is a great option if you want to increase your endurance, energy, and improve your health. To get started all you need to do is pick up a Personal Log Form from the Recreation Department (or online) and get moving! www.springlakeparkmn.com . How to reach your goal: biking four miles = one SLP Mile, swimming one mile = four SLP Miles, and jogging – walking – running one mile = one SLP Mile. 100 Mile Club Complete 100 miles by jogging, swimming, or bicycling in any combination during a four month period and receive a “100 Mile Club” T-shirt and certificate! You must keep a record of your distance and achievements on a personal log sheet. When you have completed your 100 miles bring the log sheet and $15 to the Recreation Department to receive your T-shirt and certificate. 500 Mile Club Why stop after completing your 100 mile goal, try the “500 Mile Club”! The rules are the same, only your 500 miles must be reached within a twelve month period. After reaching your goal, bring in your 500 mile log sheet and $27 to receive your 500 mile sweatshirt and certificate. 1000 Mile Club After making it this far are you ready for the ultimate challenge? Try the “1000 Mile Club”! The rules are the same as the 100 and 500 only your 1000 miles must be reached within an 18 month period. When you reach your goal, bring in your 1000 mile log sheet and pick up information on how to order your special 1000 Mile windbreaker jacket. Call for price.

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Adult Open Gym

This is an opportunity for adults to enjoy the indoor gym at the Spring Lake Park High School one night a week for only $3 / night. No pre-registration is required; simply pay $3 at the door (exact change only please). Availability may be subject to high school sporting events. (enter the HS on the Hwy 65 side; look for signs to direct to entrance) SLP HS Blue Gym (gym may vary due to availability) Wednesdays, 7-9 PM Jan 4 – Apr 4 (not available 3/14) Fee: $3 (at the door)

Low Impact Aerobics

Try this fun way to get in shape, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, increase cardiovascular condition, and burn unwanted calories! Also gain general muscle tone through an easy series of warm-up and cool-down sessions. Enjoy good music, fun routines and a healthy workout. A variety of exercises and muscle toning will be incorporated into classes. Perfect for beginners and those looking to add a little extra kick to their weekly routines! Classes are open, walk-ins are always welcome. Woodcrest Elementary Gym Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-7 PM Jan 4 – Apr 25 (no class 1/16, 2/21, 3/12, 3/14) Fee: $2 (per night at the door – walk-ins welcome)


Adult Activities USSA Summer Softball

We have again teamed up with the Blaine recreation department to offer the following summer adult softball leagues. Games are played at Airport and Aquatore parks. Registration begins on Feb 6. Fee includes softballs. **denotes double-header league *denotes games plus playoffs

Adult American Kenpo Karate

League Mens D** Mens D/E Mens Church** Womens Fun Co-Rec Co-Rec** Co-Rec** Co-Rec

Day Games M,W,TH 22 W 14 TU 22 TH 10* TU 10* TU 20 M 20 F 10*

Adult karate lessons teach basic karate moves, defense techniques and forms. This is especially effective for women in need of effective protection. It is open to adults and teens who want to learn a little more karate or who have never taken karate before. For more information about class content please call (763) 427-0208. Register by class start date. Mondays, 7 – 8:30 PM Winter: Feb 6 – Apr 9 (no class 2/20 & 3/12) Spring: Apr 16 – Jun 4 (no class 5/28) SLP HS Annex Gym (Door #29) Winter Fee: $42 (8wks) Spring Fee: $37 (7wks) #SLP AKarate (indicate session)

*NEW Sunday Night Co-Ed Fun League Softball (ages 19+)

Registration March 1 – May 18. The Spring Lake Park Recreation Dept. is teaming up with Blaine Park & Rec. to offer this fun league designed for men and women to enjoy Sunday evening low competition co-ed softball. The season will consist of ten weeks of play. Teams register by submitting a completed Team Roster along with a Team Waiver Form and the Entry Fee. Fee includes game balls, umpires, ten games and one day single elimination tournament, Saturday, Aug 25. Teams may add players to roster until June 17. Season champions will receive team shirts, season second place finishers to receive team gift card. First & second place tournament finishers will receive trophies. Note: If you are a single player without a team and are still interested in playing, please email jangell@ ci.spring-lake-park.mn.us.

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Yoga

Come explore this ancient exercise system that strengthens the body while calming and focusing the mind. Learn how to take these basic exercises into your daily life to strengthen and tone your body, improve circulation, lower blood pressure, and help relieve stress. All classes include classic Hatha or stretching, breathing practices and a guided relaxation/meditation. Instructor: Michael Ledman. Thursdays, 6 – 7:30 PM Winter Session: Feb 2 – Mar 22 Spring Session: Mar 29 – May 17 Summer Session: May 24 – Jul 12 SLP City Hall Fee: $64 (8wks) #SLP Yoga (indicate session)

Mandatory managers meeting May 30, 6PM at SLP City Hall. Roster & waiver forms available starting Mar 1, email: jangell@ci.spring-lake-park. mn.us. Terrace Park (79th & Terrace Road) Sundays, Jun 3 – Aug 19 (no games 6/10, 7/22) First games beginning at 6:00PM Team Fee: $400 www.springlakeparkmn.com | Spring Lake Park Parks and Recreation www.springlakeparkschools.org/ce | Spring Lake Park Schools Community Education

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Adult Activities Adult Fitness and Athletics

We’re teaming up with the Fridley recreation department to offer you these fun new adult activities. Be sure to follow the SLP Recreation Department on Facebook for the latest information on Adult Fitness, Athletics, and health improvement activities! *NEW Co-Rec Dodgeball! (Ages 18+)

*NEW Zumba Fusion!

Join the fun of a recreational dodge ball league in a structured and exciting environment! Teams must consist of 6-10 participants containing any combination of males or females. The league will be eight weeks long with a single day [Saturday] playoff tournament.

A mandatory team manager meeting will be held on March 20 at the Fridley Community Center (6PM), at which game schedules will be given to managers and league rules will be discussed. Games will be played on Wednesday evenings at 6 & 7PM at Hayes Elementary School (615 Mississippi St NE, Fridley). Rosters and registration forms are available at SLP City Hall, or to receive a digital copy please email jangell@ci.spring-lake-park. mn.us . Wednesdays, 6 & 7 PM Mar 21 – Apr 25 Hayes Elem. School Gym Team Fee: $200

*NEW Water Aerobics

This is a great opportunity for you to get involved in a regular program of simple water exercises for health and fitness. The program includes activities to develop greater muscle tone and endurance. Held at the Fridley Middle School pool located at 6100 W. Moore Lake Drive. Locker room facility available. No class 1/16 & 2/22. Fridley Middle School. Monday Option, 7:00 – 8:00 PM Jan 9 – Feb 27, Fee: $36 Wednesday Option, 7:00 – 8:00 PM Jan 18 – Feb 22, Fee: $36 #SLPWaterA (indicate option)

*NEW Bocce Ball Co-Rec Fun League

The SLP Rec. Dept. is teaming up with Fridley Parks & Rec to offer this fun adult Bocce Ball league! Games will be played at Community Park in Fridley (7000 University Ave. NE). For more information on this adult co-rec league and to receive the sign up forms please email: jangell@ci.spring-lakepark.mn.us. Thursday Nights, Starting May 17 Community Park (Fridley) Fee: $50

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Ditch the workout and join the party with Darcy Fox! Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music/dance with unique movement combinations to create a dynamic, exciting, total body workout! All ages, skill, and fitness levels are welcome. To tone and sculpt your body, Zumba uses principles of aerobic fitness interval training, a combination of fast and slow rhythms, and resistance training for maximum fat and calorie burn. No dance experience, no worries, this class is more about fun and the way you feel! Classes held at the Fridley Community Center (6085 7th St. NE). Tuesday Option, 6:30 – 7:30 PM Jan 10 – Feb 14 Fee: $36 Thursday Option, 6:30 – 7:30 PM Jan 12 – Feb 16 Fee: $36 #SLPZUMBA (indicate which option)

*NEW Beanbag Toss Co-Rec Fun League

Looking for affordable entertainment this winter? The Spring Lake Park and Fridley recreation departments have teamed up to offer this fun “Bags” League. Games are played indoors at the Fridley Community Center. Teams consist of two players and each week teams will play two matches. League champions will receive trophies. Come and join others and toss some bags in this new fun Bean Bag League. Cost is $50 per team. Register by March 1. Forms available at SLP City Hall, to receive via email contact jangell@ci.spring-lake-park.mn.us . Mondays, 6 & 7 PM Mar 19 – Apr 23 Team Fee: $50


Adult Activities ADULT AND FAMILY OUTINGS (pages 29 - 32) 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 to 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 received within 72 hours of the reservation.

Charley’s Aunt at the Guthrie

We’ll start our morning with a light brunch at 11 a.m. at Spring Lake Park City Hall. Then it’s on to the beautiful Guthrie Theatre to see Charley’s Aunt. One of the most popular British plays of the 19th Century, and still widely regarded as one of the most sensational and entertaining farces of all time. Charley’s Aunt centers on two Oxford undergraduates in search of a chaperone for a proper visit from their girlfriends. Jack and Charley manage to persuade fellow undergraduate, Fancourt “Babbs” Babberly to impersonate a millionaire aunt in this hilarious tale of unrequited love and preposterous deception. WE HAVE AWESOME SEATS! Departs SLP City Hall Sunday, Jan 8 11 AM-3:45 PM Fee: $73/person (includes brunch, excellent theater seats, motorcoach transportation and SLP guide) #SLP12-CHARLEY

REAL PIRATES: The Untold Story of the Whydah

from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship We begin our day enjoying a pastry and coffee in the Science Museum Cafeteria. Then it’s off to see the exhibit Real Pirates. In Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship, you’ll discover the perils and privileges of 18th century pirate life. Dive into the wreck of the Whydah to discover the true stories of Captain Bellamy and his crew through more than 200 fascinating artifacts in the world’s first exhibition of authentic pirate treasure! After your pirate adventure, enjoy lunch on your own in the cafeteria and time to explore the other fine exhibits and the gift shop. Your seafaring adventure doesn’t end with the Real Pirates exhibition. At 2 p.m., in the Omni Theater, you’ll take a giant screen journey to some of the most exotic and isolated undersea locations on Earth, including South Australia, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Coral Triangle islands of Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. Light walking. Register by 2/17/12 Departs SLP City Hall Tuesday, Mar 6 9:30 AM - 4 PM Fee: $46/person (includes morning pastry and coffee, admission to special Real Pirates exhibit, all other science museum exhibits, Omni theater, motorcoach transportation and SLP guide) #SLP12-PIRATES

TWIN CITIES MICROBREWERIES – The New

“Gourmet” Beverage To beer lovers, microbreweries and brewpubs are a tiny slice of heaven. Microbreweries focus on quality and diverse taste rather than low price and mass marketing. Brewpubs are restaurants or pubs that have a microbrewery on the premises. Today, we’ll focus on the craft of brewing an excellent product … as individual as the brew master that crafted it. We’ll visit two small microbreweries in the Twin Cities area and complete our tour at the Summit Brewery in Saint Paul where you’ll have a tour and tasting. No worries about driving – just hop on the mini-bus and leave the driving to us! Relax and enjoy the journey. Lunch will be on your own at the funky Psycho Suzie’s which also features a variety of microbrews. Must be 21 years or older to participate. Register by 2/27/12. Limited availability. Departs SLP City Hall Saturday, Mar 10 10 AM-5 PM Fee: $38/person (includes snacks, brewery tour(s), mini-coach transportation, SLP tour escort) #SLP12-BREW

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Adult Activities Intergenerational Outing … Grandparents, Parents & Kids!

HAWKS, EAGLES & OWLS OH MY! This tour lets grandparents, parents and kids explore the world of raptors together at the Audubon Center of the Northwoods! All birds of prey have certain characteristics in common, but each group (falcons, owls, hawks and eagles) have adaptations that make them unique. We will explore these unique adaptations through interactive activities and by meeting 3 live raptors. We’ll wander through the vast grounds of the center and stop to see the resident raptors including a Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, two American Kestrels, Eastern Screech Owl, Barred Owl and a Great Horned Owl. You’ll enjoy an included lunch in the lodge too! On our way home, we’ll stop for a guided tour of the Northwest Fur Post. Step into the recreated world of 1804, where you can stop at the Ojibwe encampment and learn how the seasonal living of the Ojibwe changed when Europeans arrived. Meet a fur trade clerk who explains the system of barter that moved beaver fur from the hands of Indian hunters onto the heads of fashionable Europeans. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register by 4/12/12. Departs SLP City Hall Saturday, Apr 28 9 AM-5 PM Fee: $49/person (includes all admissions, lunch, treats, deluxe Riley motorcoach, SLP tour escort) #SLP12-HAWKS

The Fox on the Fairway

SOAR in Wabasha at the National Eagle Center

On almost every day in March in Wabasha, MN you can look toward the sky and view our majestic national symbol: the American Bald Eagle. March is the peak month for watching eagles soaring, catching fish, nesting, screeching and chattering. You will have time to explore the center before attending an educational presentation by a knowledgeable naturalist. You’ll meet one of the resident eagles up close and personal and watch them feed on the delicacy du jour (usually a rodent). Before going to the Eagle Center, we’ll make a couple of stops along the way to observe the eagles in their natural habitat. Then it’s off to lunch at the Coffee Mill Golf Course where you’ll enjoy a hearty meal. After our Eagle Center adventure, we’ll make a brief stop at the LARK Toy Factory, one of the largest independent specialty toy stores in the country. You might even want to take a ride on the amazing hand carved carousel. We then head home, making a stop at a diner along our route known for their homemade pie for a little treat. Light walking. Register by 3/7/12. Departs SLP City Hall Wednesday, March 21 8:30 AM-6:30 PM: Fee: $56/person (includes all admissions, lunch, treats, deluxe Riley motorcoach, SLP tour escort.) #SLP12-EAGLES

At Old Log Theater (plus backstage tour!) Our lovely day begins with a delicious lunch at the Old Log Theater. After lunch enjoy the hilarious play “The Fox on the Fairway” starring the always funny Steve Schaffer. Bingham, the President of the Quail Valley Country Club, is in a difficult position, he discovers that the golfer he thought would play for his club in the annual golf tournament has switched sides recruited by his counterpart and opponent, and the huge bet he had foolishly wagered is now likely to be lost. Fortunately, he discovers that Justin is quite a good golfer and finagles his nomination. Justin does not disappoint and has a huge lead, when close to its end the tournament is interrupted by bad weather. Much craziness ensues in this zany extremely funny play — sure to make your day. After the play our group will stay in the theater for a 20 minute “Back Stage Tour”. A privilege only available to one group a matinee! A few steps on tour. Deadline: 3/7/12 Departs SLP City Hall Thursday, Mar 15 11 AM - 5 PM Fee: $49/person (includes lunch, play, backstage tour, motorcoach transportation and SLP guide.) #SLP12-FOX

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Adult Activities Capital Crimes St. Paul’s Gangster Musical!

It’s 1932! Crime is running rampant and St. Paul is the crime capital of the U.S.A.! Public Enemies like Alvin “Creepy” Karpis and the Ma Barker Gang have free reign thanks to a few shady deals and a truce of sorts between the cops and the criminals. But when J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI enter the picture, Karpis and the Barker Gang are put on the run. It’s high stakes at the Hollyhocks Club Casino with great songs by Drew Jansen, dance numbers featuring G-men and Tommy guns, and a dose of dark humor that explores the crazy days of St. Paul’s infamous past. After the play enjoy a delicious lunch at the Cherokee Sirloin Room. Please indicate your choice of entrée when registering: 8 oz. top sirloin steak, small broiled Canadian walleye, barbecued pork ribs or chicken cordon bleu. Entrees include a salad, potato/rice, fresh rolls, choice of non-alcoholic beverage and dessert. Register by 4/2/12. Departs SLP City Hall Thursday, May 10 9:15 AM- 2:30 PM Fee: $55/person (includes play, lunch, motorcoach transportation and SLP guide) #SLP12-CRIMES

Roman Holiday at the Guthrie

More than 50 years since the endlessly charming Roman Holiday captured the hearts of audiences worldwide, 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. But his plan crumbles as the couple tour one of the world’s most romantic cities and find themselves falling in love. With one of the most enchanting love stories of all time and soul-stirring music by one of the greatest American songwriters, stamped with the indelibly chic style of the ‘50s, 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. Dinner and Departure SLP City Hall Wednesday, Aug 8 5:30 PM – Dinner 6:30-10:15 PM Fee: $72/person (dinner, great seats for the play, motorcoach transportation, SLP tour escort) #SLP12-ROMAN

A Touch of Country Class … Crafts, Wines and more!

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 and visit a family-owned winery for a little 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. Departs SLP City Hall Saturday, May 19 8 AM-5 PM Fee: $54/person (includes all admissions, lunch, treats, deluxe Riley motorcoach, SLP tour escort) #SLP12-COUNTRY

Eclectic Spring Mystery Tour

Spring has Sprung … you’ll have a wide variety of experiences on this very eclectic outing. Some inside and some outside -- make sure to dress appropriately for the weather. You will enjoy a delicious lunch, gain a little knowledge and have a fun social experience. But where are we going? Well that’s a MYSTERY! One thing for sure – it’s not a casino. Casual walking. Please register by 3/16/12 Departs SLP City Hall Wednesday, May 23 9 AM-4 pm Fee: $49/person (includes all admissions, lunch, treats, deluxe Riley motorcoach, SLP tour escort) #SLP12-MYSTERY

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Adult Activities Mark Twain’s Mississippi

On the Minnesota Centennial Showboat Mark Twain’s Mississippi is a new musical based on Twain’s autobiographical book “Life on the Mississippi. Young Samuel Clemens leaves home to learn steamboat piloting in 1858 and in the process finds himself learning about life, all the while navigating his way from boy to man and from Samuel Clemens to Mark Twain. You will enjoy EXCELLENT seats in the showboat theatre. The production is presented by five professional actors and three musicians from a new production company lead by Tim Stoltz, part of the Stoltz Family that owns and produces at the Old Log Theater. Before the play, you’ll enjoy a delicious chicken breast lunch in the Showboat Dining Room. Register by 3/27/12. Departs SLP City Hall Thursday, Apr 12 10:45 AM-4:15 PM Fee: $54/person (includes play, lunch, motorcoach transportation and SLP guide #SLP12-TWAIN

EXTENDED TOURS NEW ORLEANS .. It’s History, Culture, Music and Food! April 14-21, 2012 (8 days) $1,259/person double occ.; $1,797 single occ.; $1,120/person triple occ. Join us on this eight day journey to the exciting city of New Orleans! This tour, has been planned and is fully escorted by experienced Spring Lake Park Recreation Staff. Please contact Sharie at 763-792-7232 for a detailed brochure on this tour or visit our website at www.springlakeparkmn.com under the recreation department to see an on-line version. There are only about 10 openings left for this tour so please don’t wait too long. Tour Highlights: 4 Nights in Exciting New Orleans at beautiful Drury Inn and Suites just 4 blocks from French Quarter! - Natchez Riverboat Jazz Dinner Cruise - Guided Tour of New Orleans featuring: · Historic French Quarter, Beautiful Garden District, Jackson Square, U.S. Mint, “Cities of the Dead”, Bourbon Street & More! - WWII Museum: Exhibits and Beyond all Boundaries 4-D Cinematic Experience, Victory Belles Luncheon Show - The French Market, Free time in French Quarter, Cajun Pride Swamp Tour and Lunch, Cajun Dinner with Entertainment Laura Creole Plantation Tour, Brett Family Performance in Branson, - Tour fee includes all hotel accommodations, Deluxe Comprehensive Travel Insurance, 12 meals (7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners) - Deluxe Riley Motorcoach transportation, Professional SLP Tour Manager, Luggage handling for one bag $100.00 deposit due upon registration; Final payment due March 5, 2012

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A STEP BACK IN TIME – Mackinac Island and Indiana Amish September 23-28, 2012 (5 days) Prices available after January 2, 2012

Take a step back in time spending two days on beautiful Mackinac Island in the Fall. This tour has been planned and is fully escorted by experienced Spring Lake Park Recreation Staff. Please contact Sharie at 763-792-7232 for a detailed brochure on this tour or visit our website at www. springlakeparkmn.com under the recreation department to see an on-line version. Highlights of this memorable tour include: - Scenic views of Beautiful Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, Island Resort and Casino - Gaming, pool, sauna & whirlpool, High-speed Ferry Ride to Island, Welcome Dinner, 2 nights at the historic waterfront Hotel on Mackinac Island, Mackinac Island Horse-drawn carriage Tour, Elegant Grand Hotel Luncheon, Main Street’s Quaint Shops - Lovely Bavarian Town of Frankenmuth, 2 nights at beautiful Staybridge Suites Elkhart, guided tour of Indiana Amish Country with local guide, Menno-Hof Amish Mennonite Interpretive Center, Amish Acres House & Farm Tour, “Plain & Fancy” in the Round Barn Theatre Shipshewana downtown, Several included meals, deluxe motorcoach transportation, all hotel accommodations, experienced Spring Lake Park Tour Manager and professional driver, Luggage handling for one bag, deluxe Comprehensive Travel Insurance.

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Senior Adult Activities Fun Fitness for Seniors Certified Aerobic Instructor Vicki Schulte instructs a weekly low impact aerobics, stretching and toning class designed JUST FOR SENIORS!! Pre-registration is NOT required, however, fee is payable upon arrival at class. SLP City Hall Wednesdays, Sept-May 9:30-10:30 AM Fee: $1.50/person/time (payable at class)

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Senior Adult Activities Club 55 Cards Join your friends and neighbors every Thursday afternoon for 500, refreshments and social time. Thursdays, 1-3 PM (year-round) SLP City Hall No registration required. Free Senior Bingo 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. 2 & 4th Mondays, Sept-May 1-3 PM No registration required.

Leaving a Legacy: What Every Senior Should Know About Estate Planning! Join Attorney Chuck Roulette and discover how to make sure your wishes are carried out exactly as you want. Even if you have an estate plan or a living trust, new laws and often overlooked items make this a must attend workshop. You won’t hear a bunch of legal mumbojumbo just straight talk. Subjects covered will include the differences between a will and a trust, what probate is and how it works, planning for incapacity, long term care planning, estate taxes and leaving a real legacy. Enjoy a continental breakfast while learning all about estate planning with plenty of time for questions and answers. Pre-registration required by 3/6/12. SLP City Hall Tuesday, Mar 13 9-10 AM Fee: $5/person (includes seminar, materials and continental breakfast) #SLP12-ESTATE1

MARK YOUR CALENDAR … Senior Safety and Wellness Fair Co-Sponsored by Spring Lake Park/Blaine/ Mounds View Fire Dept. & the cities of Spring Lake Park and Blaine Mark your calendar for Thursday, May 3 to make sure you don’t miss another outstanding Senior Safety and Wellness Fair with many new presenters and vendors! A delicious chicken lunch will again be served and the price stays the same at $10.00/person. Watch for flyers and registrations forms in early 2012. Call SBM Fire Department at 763-767-4003 for more information.

SLP Senior Strolls – NEW! 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 and at City Hall. SLP City Hall First and Third Wednesdays, 9 AM May – September

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JUNE 7

Tower Days Parade - 6 p.m. Parade Route: Begins at 81st & Able St., north on Able to 84th, west on 84th to Monroe, south on Monroe to 79th, & east on 79th to Able

JUNE 7-9

All City Garage Sale $6.00 entry fee. Call 763-792-7201 for application form or visit towerdays.com

JUNE 8

Sr. 500 Tournament - $3/person 1-3:15 p.m. Includes tournament and dessert buffet. Pre-registration required. Call 763-792-7201 for registration flyer.

JUNE 9-10

Adult Softball Tournament Tourney Dir. Lee Sadowski Phone: 612-250-6600 Email: lsado71286@aol.com

JUNE 8

Parent/Child Mini Golf Tournament - Tee times: 5:308 p.m. $4/person Held at SLP Amusements. Pre-registrations required. Sponsored by SLP Rec. Dept. & SLP Amusements

JUNE 10

ALL-DAY CELEBRATION AT LAKESIDE LIONS PARK

Tower Days Is funded solely through contributions from local businesses and organizations

TOWER DAYS ALL DAY CELEBRATION Sunday, June 10 at Lakeside Lions Park (Pleasantview Drive and 79th Avenue)

MOST ACTIVITIES ARE FREE WITH THE PURCHASE OF A $3.00 TOWER DAYS PARTICIPATION BUTTON. Purchase your button at any Tower Days event, at Central Park Liquor, or Spring Lake Park Recreation Dept. 130181st Ave NE. Car Show sponsored by MSMA Arts & Crafts Show Bingo staffed by the MVCT Food Concessions - hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, corn dogs, mini-donuts, pork chops, smoothies, corn on cob and more! 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Helicopter Rides - fee paid to operator 2-6 p.m. Carnival Games - staffed by the SLP Park & Recreation Commission - Purchase 50¢ tickets at game tent. Tot-tanic Giant Slide - free with button 1-6 p.m. Bouncing Castle - free with button 1-6 p.m. The Striker (over age 12)-free with button 1-7 p.m. Water Wars - free with button 1-5 p.m. Face Painting - free with button 1-5 p.m. Balloon Sculpting - free with button 5 p.m Pie Eating Contest (all ages) - free with button 7 p.m. Ice Cream Social - free with button 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Noon-6 p.m. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

ALL AMERICAN LUMBERJACK SHOW 12-6 PM EVENING HEADLINE BAND AT 6:00 PM

FIREWORKS AT DUSK!! **Tower Days schedule is subject to change**

LOOKING FOR A FUN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY?

We need parade judges, event helpers and more! If you or your organization would like to be involved in this great family celebration, contact the SLP Recreation Department at 763-792-7231

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Are you or your company looking for high quality meeting or team-building space? Does your athletic team need practice space? The Spring Lake Park School District Facilities are available for rent. Our newly renovated facilities are perfect solution to your space needs. These facilities include classrooms, cafeterias, gymnasiums, high school pool, Panther Stadium, and the Fine Arts Center, to name just a few. The Community Education staff are eager to work with you to find space options that will meet your needs.

Our Fine Arts Center is a perfect location for special events, meetings, musical and theater performances. The 600 seat theater has state of the art lighting, sound, and multimedia equipment to meet your needs. We invite you to contact us today for a tour of the facilities. We would love to meet with you. For more information on rental, please visit springlakepark. org/ce, email clotz@district16.org or give us a call today 763785-5532.

2011 Swimming Lessons

The USA’s leading learn-to-swim school. SwimAmerica lessons are designed to teach all the swim skills your child needs to be safe in and around the water for a lifetime. It is the only swim program endorsed by the American Swimming Coaches Association, the most prestigious coaches association in the world. Lessons will take place at Spring Lake Park High School’s pool. To register visit www.springlakeparkschools. org/ce Mondays beginning January 9th till March 5th. No lessons on Feb 20th. 8 lessons for $88. Class start times at 6:00, 6:30 and 7:00 pm Saturdays January 7th till March 3rd. 9 lessons for $99. Class start times at 9:30, 10:00 and 10:30 am

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Registration Information Community Education Registration

Parks and Recreation Registration

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You may call in to reserve a space. Payment must be received within 72 hours to guarantee your registration.

Complete the bottom form on page 31and return it with a check made payable to “Spring Lake Park Recreation”.

Address: 1301 - 81st Ave NE

Spring Lake Park, MN 55432

Office hours: Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

After Hours: Drop slot located inside from doors. These activities are offered by the City of Spring Lake Park, Recreation Department. Payments are accepted by cash, check or money order only. Refunds cannot be guaranteed after one week prior to activity or after deadline when indicated.

IN-PERSON or BY MAIL

Complete the top form on page 31 and return it with a check made payable to “Spring Lake Park Community Education.” District Services Center 1415 81st AVE NE Spring Lake Park, MN 55432

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ

You are enrolled in a class upon receipt of registration and payment by the sponsoring agency. • We do not send confirmation letters or phone calls. • Participants will be notified if a class is filled or cancelled. • If a class is full, registrant will be placed on a waiting list and notified when an opening becomes available. • A $5 processing fee is charged for participant-requested refunds. No refunds are made one week prior to class; participant may request to be placed in an alternate class. • Community Education classes are cancelled if District 16 schools are closed for inclement weather or other emergency. • If SLP Recreation classes are cancelled due to inclement weather or other emergency, we will make every effort to notify participants. If class cannot be rescheduled, refunds will be offered.

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Spring Lake Park Parks and Recreation 763.792.7201 Spring Lake Park Schools Community Education 763.786.1338


Registration Information For class codes beginning with CE...

COMMUNITY EDUCATION REGISTRATION MAIL-IN FORM Participant name Work/Cell Phone #

Home Phone # E-mail Address:

Address City

Zip

Class ID

Date

Fee

Class/ Activity Title

For additional classes please make copies of this form.

Participant or Parent Signature:

The Minnesota Data Privacy Act requires that personal information you provide remain private data and is not available to the public. By signing below, you are consenting to allow personal data to be shared with essential personnel involved in administering the program. In consideration of your accepting this entry, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages I have against the Spring Lake Park Community Educaiton and their representatives, successors, and assigns for any and all injuries suffered by myself at the activity that I attend.

For class codes beginning with SLP... SPRING LAKE PARK RECREATION DEPT. REGISTRATION FORM Participant name Work/Cell Phone #

Home Phone # E-mail Address:

Address City Class ID

Zip Date

Fee

Class/ Activity Title Participant or Parent Signature:

FOR OFFICE USE ONLY CLASS #

The Minnesota Data Privacy Act requires that personal information you provide remain private data and is not available to the public. By signing below, you are consenting to allow personal data to be shared with essential personnel involved in administering the program. In consideration of your accepting this entry, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages I have against the City of Spring Lake Park and their representatives, successors, and assigns for any and all injuries suffered by myself at the activity that i attend.

CASH/CHECK # RCPT. # REC’D

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2012 Recreation Brochure  

Winter 2012 Spring Lake Park Recreation Brochure