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Urbandale WINTER/SPRING 2017

SENIOR CITIZEN S PAGES 10-15 URBAN DALE POOL PAGES 16-23

YOUTH PROGR AMS PAGES 26-35 ADULT PROGR AMS PAGES 36-41

ABOUT THE COVER SEE PAGE 7

3600 86TH STREET • 278-3963 WWW.UrbandaleParksAndRec.ORG R E G I S T R AT I O N F O R M S PA G E 4

O N L I N E R E G I S T R AT I O N D E TA I L S PA G E 6


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URBANDALE

COMMUNITY S C H O O L S Superintendent of Urbandale Schools Steve Bass – 457-5002 Urbandale High School, Principal Brian Coppess – 457-6801 Urbandale Middle School, Principal Loren DeKruyf – 457-6601 Jensen Elementary School, Principal Brad Paul – 457-5101 Karen Acres Elementary School, Principal Lara Justmann – 457-5701 Olmsted Elementary School, Principal Elyse Brimeyer – 457-5801 Rolling Green Elementary School, Principal Julia Taylor – 457-5901 Valerius Elementary School, Principal Meredith Mauro – 457-6501 Webster Elementary School, Principal Greg Carenza – 331-8601 Adventuretime Child Care Director (Olmsted Elementary) Bill Watson – 457-6945 Urbandale Activities Director Bill Watson – 457-6945

EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSING DUE TO BAD WEATHER In the case of inclement weather, you should tune to WHO (1040) AM Radio, KGGO (94.9) FM Radio, WHO -TV 13 or KCCI – TV 8 to receive information on school closings. If school is cancelled due to inclement weather, all Parks and Recreation and Community Education activities will also be cancelled.

For Registration Information Turn to Pages 6 & 7. Registration Forms Available on Page 4.

GENERAL INFORMATION URBANDALE PARKS AND RECREATION

3600 86th Street Phone #: 278-3963 Fax #: 278-8356 Hours: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Mon.-Fri. parks-rec@urbandale.org www.UrbandaleParksAndRec.org

URBANDALE POOL

7201 Aurora Avenue Phone #: 278-3959 parks-rec@urbandale.org www.UrbandalePool.org

URBANDALE CITY HALL 3600 86th Street Phone #: 278-3900 cityhall@urbandale.org

URBANDALE LIBRARY 3520 86th Street Phone #: 278-3945 library@urbandale.org

URBANDALE SENIOR RECREATION CENTER 7305 Aurora Avenue Phone #: 278-3907 seniorcenter@urbandale.org www.UrbandaleSeniors.org

URBANDALE WATER DEPT.

3720 86th Street Phone #: 278-3940 customerservice@urbandalewater.org

URBANDALE POLICE 3740 86th Street Phone #: 278-3938 police@urbandale.org

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

3600 86th Street Phone #: 278-3935 communitydev@urbandale.org

URBANDALE PUBLIC WORKS 9401 Hickman Phone #: 278-3950 engpw@urbandale.org

URBANDALE FIRE STATION 3927 121st Street Phone #: 278-3970 fire@urbandale.org

URBANDALE BUILDING 3600 86th Street Phone #: 278-3935 building@urbandale.org

URBANDALE ENGINEERING 3600 86th Street Phone #: 278-3950 engpw@urbandale.org

PARK COMMISSIONERS Betty Devine, Chair John Bouslog Heath Hinkhouse Ellen Middleswart Andy Richardson

MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL Bob Andeweg, Mayor Mike Carver Creighton Cox Tom Gayman Ron Pogge David Russell

TREE BOARD

Bill Cox, Vice Chair Don Stifel Stacie Couvillon

PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE Jim Reese, Chair Doug Adamson Paul Burkett Carol Holmquist Rob Hilbert Mindy Sauer Terri Steinke Shane Zimmerman

URBANDALE PARKS & RECREATION STAFF Jan Herke

Director of Parks and Recreation

Kevin James

Assistant Director of Parks & Facilities

Lorrie Nagel

Senior Recreation Center Supervisor

Mollie Wilhite

Recreation Supervisor

Chad Millang

Parks Supervisor

Dick Lilly

Facilities Maintenance Supervisor

LeAnn Auxier

Aquatic Programmer/Scheduler

Tonya Headlee

Administrative Specialist

Danya Thoms

Administrative Technician


For Registration Information Turn to Pages 6 & 7.

Registration Registration Forms ���������������������������������� 4 Information�������������������������������������������� 6-7 City of Urbandale Community Map������������������������������� 24-25 General Information Urbandale Schools������������������������������������ 2

TABLE OF CONTENTS WINTER/SPRING 2017

FREE PARKS AND RECREATION E-NEWSLETTER Would you like to be kept informed of upcoming activities and events offered through Urbandale Parks and Recreation? Sign up for our FREE E-Newsletter! Our E-Newsletter is full of activities for you and your family to get involved in what’s going on in Urbandale! Sign up today online at www.UrbandaleParksAndRec.org,

by phone at 278-3963 or by e-mail: parks-rec@urbandale.org Don’t miss it!

This publication is produced by The Des Moines Register Advertising Department Designed by Teresa E. Faidley

Community Staff �������������������������������������� 2 Important Phone Numbers�������������������� 2 City Parks & Facilities Rental Facilities�������������������������������������������� 5 Open Air Shelters�������������������������������������� 5 Chart of Park Facilities��������������������������42 Community Information Urbandale Organizations Contacts���������� 8 Dogs in Parks/Bike Trails ���������������������� 8 Tree Board���������������������������������������������������� 8 World Wide Web/TV Station���������������� 8 Tennis Courts/Pickleball Court�����������8 Equipment Rentals�������������������������������8 Community Theater ���������������������������������� 9 Urbandale Food Pantry �����������������������9 Emerald Ash Borer�������������������������������9 UCAN������������������������������������������������������������ 9

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Youth Programs Parent/Child Development Music�����26 Mommy & Me Creative Movement�����26 Good Time Gang ������������������������������������27 BU Ninjas - Boys Tumbling & HipHop��28 Tiny Tots Tap/Ballet����������������������������������28 PreK Art Play����������������������������������������������28 Princess for a Day!������������������������������������28 Rounded Minds - Sports Exploration����29 Rounded Minds - Soccer ������������������������29 Knight for a Day!���������������������������������������29 The Great Egg Hunt����������������������������������29 Daddy Daughter Dance����������������������������30 Arts in the Park/Tumbling ����������������������30 Mother/Daughter Tea������������������������������31 Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating��������31 Cheerleading����������������������������������������������31 Mini Mix Tap/Jazz/Ballet������������������������31 Sketchbook Club Homeschoolers����������31 Beginner Roller Skate! ����������������������������32 Art Club������������������������������������������������������32 Cartooning/Figure Drawing for Kids����32 Boys Breakdance & Hip Hop������������������33 Little Chefs��������������������������������������������������33 Magicamp ��������������������������������������������������33 Youth Tennis Clinic ����������������������������������33 Tae Kwon Do����������������������������������������������34 Self Defense for Girls��������������������������������34 African Dance��������������������������������������������34 Red Cross Babysitting Course����������������35

Skate Park���������������������������������������������������� 9 Adult Programs Yoga with Beth �����������������������������������36 Gentle Yoga�����������������������������������������37 Senior Recreation ZUMBA® Fitness��������������������������������������37 Senior Activities & Programs������� 10-15 PiYo Live����������������������������������������������������38 Fitness Hour with Ildiko���������������������38 Swimming Pool Tai Chi �������������������������������������������������38 Hours/Admission/Passes ��������������������16 FREE!! Fit Club����������������������������������������38 Martial Arts����������������������������������������������39 Pool Closings��������������������������������������������16 African Dance��������������������������������������������39 Refund Policy���������������������������������������17 Tennis Clinic for Adults����������������������������39 How to Register����������������������������������� 17 Walking the Trails����������������������������������39 Pool Rentals ����������������������������������������������17 Swing Dance���������������������������������������40 Themed Pool Parties����������������������������������17 Origami & Kirigami�����������������������������40 Special Events������������������������������������������18 Get to know....Honey Bees!���������������40 Pool Classes���������������������������������������������19 Pollinators in Our Iowa Landscape���40 Water Fitness Classes������������������������������20 Facebook I: Set Up Account���������������41 Red Cross Swimming Lessons����� 21-23 Facebook II: Make Most of Facebook 41


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For Registration Information Turn to Pages 6 & 7. Registration Forms Available on Page 4.

REGISTRATION FORM or register online at www.UrbandaleParksAndRec.org

For office use only: Date Rec’d________________

Participant’s Name______________________________________________

®

CK#______________CA_____

Address________________________________City/State/Zip_________________________ Birthdate____/____/____Age____ Sex____ e-mail__________________________________ Phone (H)___________________(W)___________________Cell ________________________

PROGRAM/ACTIVITY NAME

DATE(S)

TIME

LOCATION

FEE

FEE TOTAL I hereby give permission for my child (or myself) to participate in the above registered program/activity and certify that my child (or myself) is physically fit to join in the activities. I will hold harmless and indemnify the City of Urbandale and Urbandale School District or its appointed staff in case of accident/injury or loss as a result of participation in these activities. I understand that the City of Urbandale and the Urbandale and Waukee School

Districts does NOT carry health/accident insurance to cover participants or spectators in any recreational program.* I understand that misrepresentation of any registration information will result in immediate dismissal from the program with NO refund. Refunds will only be given up to the registration deadline date of each activity. After that, no refunds will be given except in the event of unforeseen medical reasons or program cancellations.

* I also understand occasionally photos may be taken of participants in programs, activities and events. I give permission to allow these photos to be used in future program guides, brochures, web site or other promotional information.

Parent/Guardian or Participant Signature (REQUIRED)___________________________________________________ Checks payable to: Urbandale Parks and Recreation, 3600 – 86th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322 HAVE YOU READ OUR REFUND POLICY?

REGISTRATION FORM or register online at www.UrbandaleParksAndRec.org

For office use only: Date Rec’d________________

Participant’s Name______________________________________________

®

CK#______________CA_____

Address________________________________City/State/Zip_________________________ Birthdate____/____/____Age____ Sex____ e-mail__________________________________ Phone (H)___________________(W)___________________Cell ________________________

PROGRAM/ACTIVITY NAME

DATE(S)

TIME

LOCATION

FEE

FEE TOTAL I hereby give permission for my child (or myself) to participate in the above registered program/activity and certify that my child (or myself) is physically fit to join in the activities. I will hold harmless and indemnify the City of Urbandale and Urbandale School District or its appointed staff in case of accident/injury or loss as a result of participation in these activities. I understand that the City of Urbandale and the Urbandale and Waukee School

Districts does NOT carry health/accident insurance to cover participants or spectators in any recreational program.* I understand that misrepresentation of any registration information will result in immediate dismissal from the program with NO refund. Refunds will only be given up to the registration deadline date of each activity. After that, no refunds will be given except in the event of unforeseen medical reasons or program cancellations.

* I also understand occasionally photos may be taken of participants in programs, activities and events. I give permission to allow these photos to be used in future program guides, brochures, web site or other promotional information.

Parent/Guardian or Participant Signature (REQUIRED)___________________________________________________ Checks payable to: Urbandale Parks and Recreation, 3600 – 86th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322 HAVE YOU READ OUR REFUND POLICY?


For Registration Information Turn to Pages 6 & 7.

CITY PARKS & FACILITIES

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Urbandale has six open shelters, and three enclosed rental facilities available for private rental to residents and non-residents throughout the year. Residents of Urbandale may reserve the facilities at any time for the current year.  For 2017, residents began reservations October 1, 2016. Non-residents may reserve the facilities for 2017, beginning January 3, 2017. Rental reservations must be made in person at the Parks and Recreation Office at 3600 86th Street.

Lions Park - Ralph Whitten Shelter is located in Lions Park, 72nd Street and Prairie Avenue. This shelter includes a full kitchen and approximately 10 – 8’ rectangle tables and 75 chairs.  The building is air-conditioned and heated, and accommodates up to 100 people.  Community Room is located in the Urbandale Senior Recreation

Center, 7305 Aurora. The Community Room has a full commercial kitchen, air conditioning, and approximately 15 – 8 foot and 4 – 6 foot rectangular tables and 185 chairs. The building is available for rent only on Friday nights, and all day on Saturday or Sunday and accommodates up to 185 people.

Giovannetti Community Shelter

is located at 8900 Douglas Ave. in Walker Johnston Park. The building accommodates 300 people (180 seated). The building has a full commercial kitchen, air conditioning, 16 – 6’ round tables and 8 – 18” x 6’ rectangle tables, and 180 chairs.

Open Air Shelters

The City of Urbandale has nine Open-Air park shelters within the park system for rent. Rentals are taken for open air shelters April 15 through October 15. These are buildings with no walls; only a roof. When not reserved, they are first-come, first-serve. Electricity is only available at the Bishop Family Shelter, Lions Gazebo, Murphy Park and Walker Johnston Open Shelters. Open shelters available for rent are: • Charles Gabus Memorial Tree Park and Gardens • Murphy Park, 67th and Urbandale Avenue • Bishop Family Shelter Jackaline Baldwin Dunlap Arboretum

• Lions Gazebo 72nd and Prairie • Rocklyn Park 70th and New York Avenue • Hallbrook Shelter 14747 Dellwood Drive

RENTAL FACILITY RATES Lions Shelter

Resident

Non-Resident

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

$175.00 $150.00 $300.00

$215.00 $190.00 $340.00

Community Room

Resident

Non-Resident

$350.00 $300.00 $600.00

$390.00 $340.00 $640.00

• Lions Park 72nd and Aurora Avenue • Walker Johnston Park 3740 86th Street (by police station) • Walnut Creek Regional Park 4400 Walnut Creek Regional Park Road

Check date availability online at www.urbandaleparksandrec.org

72nd and Prairie

In addition to the rental fee, there is a $100 refundable deposit.

7305 Aurora

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Giovannetti Community Shelter

In addition to the rental fee, there is a $200 refundable deposit.

Resident

Non-Resident

$525.00 $450.00 $925.00 $40.00/hr

$565.00 $490.00 $965.00 $40.00/hr+$40

8900 Douglas Avenue

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Weekdays 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. * *3 hour minimum

Open Air Shelters 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Resident

Non-Resident

$25.00 $25.00 $50.00

$35.00 $35.00 $70.00

In addition to the rental fee, there is a $50 refundable deposit.

In addition to the rental fee, there is a $200 refundable deposit.

For more information on reservations, please call the Urbandale Parks & Recreation office at 515-278-3963.


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For Registration Information Turn to Pages 6 & 7. Registration Forms Available on Page 4.

REGISTRATION IS

EASY!

HOW & WHEN TO REGISTER

The Urbandale Parks and Recreation Program Guide is distributed in the Des Moines Register newspaper and is also available at the Parks and Recreation office, City Hall, Urbandale Pool, Library and Urbandale Schools.

ANYONE CAN PARTICIPATE IN OUR PROGRAMS! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE AN URBANDALE RESIDENT. The Winter/Spring 2017 Program Guide will be distributed on December 13, 2016, and registrations will be taken starting that day. Many of the programs fill quickly! Class sizes are limited and are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. To ensure your best opportunity to enroll, it is important to register early. Please note the registration deadline for each activity. Pre-registration for all classes and activities is required unless otherwise noted. All fees must accompany your registration. All registrations are on a first-received, first served basis.

ONLINE REGISTRATION REGISTER FOR CLASSES ONLINE AT:

www.UrbandaleParksAndRec.org • View Class Catalog • Credit Card Payment

• Create your New Account • Register for Classes

Secure, easy and convenient. Visit our site for more details.

REGISTER ONLINE www.UrbandaleParksAndRec.org

Login or create your NEW account.

---- OR ---PHONE IN

Call 278-3963 to register over the phone with your VISA/Mastercard/ Discover Card COMING SOON IN-OFFICE CREDIT CARD TRANSACTION FEE Credit card transactions fees may only be pennies on the dollar, but costs can really add up. Please be aware that an in-office transaction fee of 2.5% will be coming soon (2-3 months) to the Urbandale Parks and Recreation Department. This applies to any credit card transactions that happen in the office (i.e. when you stop by or call over the phone and want to pay with a credit card). This does NOT apply to any transactions you do at home from your own computer. To avoid the in-office credit card transaction fee, simply pay by check or cash. Watch our website to see when this change will be in effect. Thank you!

---- OR ----

If you have any questions about registration, please give us a call at

278-3963

DROP OFF COMPLETED FORM

Drop off completed registration form from page 4 (with payment) at the Urbandale Parks and Recreation office. Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. After hours, registrations may be dropped off in our drop box outside the front door of our building.

---- OR ---MAIL IN COMPLETED FORM

Completed registration forms from page 4 (with payment) may also be mailed to the Urbandale Parks and Recreation office: 3600 86th Street Urbandale, IA 50322


For Registration Information Turn to Pages 6 & 7.

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION Registration Forms Available on Page 4

CONFIRMATIONS

PHOTO POLICY

CLASS CANCELLATION

BEHAVIOR

Will I receive a confirmation that I am enrolled in a class when I mail my registration? If you have an e-mail associated with your account, a receipt will automatically be e-mailed to you. You will be notified if a class is cancelled or changed. Why would my program be cancelled? All Parks and Recreation Programs are run assuming minimum numbers are met. If registration does not meet the stated minimum, we will cancel the program a few days before it is set to begin. In this case, participants will be contacted and will receive a full refund.

WEATHER CANCELLATIONS

Classes will automatically be cancelled on days when Urbandale Schools are closed due to weather. Evening classes will be cancelled if Urbandale Schools release early due to weather. Classes cancelled because of weather will be made up whenever possible.

REFUND POLICY

Registration fees for programs cancelled by Parks and Recreation will be fully refunded. Our instructors, in most instances, are hired on the basis of enrollment. For this reason, participant cancellations will be eligible for a refund ONLY if cancellation is made before the registration deadline. Refunds may take up to 2 to 3 weeks.

TUITION ASSISTANCE

The City of Urbandale and Urbandale Parks and Recreation recognizes that, under certain circumstances, individuals cannot afford the program fees. If you are unable to pay full tuition for any of the Parks and Recreation programs, call the Parks and Recreation office at 278-3963. Tuition assistance is available for Urbandale residents only, under age 18.

LOCATIONS

Many classes are held at Urbandale and Waukee Schools. When the class location says “High School”, that indicates “Urbandale High School”. The City of Urbandale would like to thank the Urbandale and Waukee Community School Districts for allowing free use of school facilities! Please be aware that schedules may change due to school events.

Occasionally photos may be taken of participants in the programs, classes, and activities or of people in the district’s parks. Please be aware that these photos may be used in future program guides, brochures, web site, pamphlets, flyers or news releases. In keeping with our program goals, we encourage fun for all of our participants. However, certain rules are necessary to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment. Participants are expected to: 1. Show respect for all participants and staff. 2. Refrain from using foul language. 3. Refrain from causing bodily harm to other participants or staff. 4. Show respect for equipment, supplies and facilities. If our staff has concerns about a participant’s behavior, the adult participant or child’s parent/guardian will be consulted immediately. If inappropriate behavior continues, we will re-evaluate the participant's enrollment.

WAITING LISTS

Waiting lists are kept for classes that have reached maximum enrollment. We make every possible effort to add or expand these classes, depending on instructor and space availability. Names will remain on the waiting list until the day the program begins, in case an opening becomes available. Participants on the waiting list will be contacted if an opening becomes available.

INSURANCE AND WAIVERS OF LIABILITY

Individual accident and medical insurance for program participants is not provided by the City of Urbandale or Urbandale or Waukee School Districts. To participate in any Parks and Recreation Program, you must sign a waiver releasing the city and school districts from any and all liability. The waiver is on the registration form. It must be signed prior to participating in a program.

ABOUT THE COVER Urbandale is home to a variety of beautiful Public Art pieces. The cover of this guide showcases a portion of the Art available for all to enjoy.

Strata: Located at the Trolley: Located at City Complex, 3600 86th the Trolley Park, 70th Street. Strata refers to Street and Roseland layers of history that serve Avenue. This location as the foundation for is a Memorial to the importance of cultivating our future. Elements of the streetcar in Urbandale. the sculpture reference Urbandale’s Circle of Fun: Located architecture as well as mechanical You are the Sun, the at Charles Gabus components of streetcars such as Moon and the Stars: Memorial Tree Park, gears and wheels, which is a nod to Located in Days Run 3600 86th Street. Three Urbandale’s past. Strata signifies Park, near the children balancing on a circle. the growth of Urbandale by Playground, 124th Street and honoring the past, energizing the Tanglewood Drive. This piece is a Ray: Located near the present, while hinting at the future. depiction of the heavenly bodies. playground at Deer This piece was commissioned in Ridge Park, 13900 October, 2016, for the 2017 Buena Vista Drive. Urbandale Centennial. Ray is a radiating burst of vibrant warmth and energy!

A full listing of all of Urbandale’s Public Art pieces are listed at www.urbandale.org under the Public Art Committee.


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For Registration Information Turn to Pages 6 & 7. Registration Forms Available on Page 4.

COMMUNITY

URBANDALE ORGANIZATIONS Urbandale Girls Recreation Association www.ugrasports.com Softball & Volleyball Contact: Scott Boik Phone # 515-201-2613

Urbandale 4th of July www.uniquelyurbandale.com

Urbandale Soccer Club www.urbandalesoccer.org Contact: Victor Fageroos Phone # 651-470-7944 Email: info@urbandalesoccer.org

J-Hawk Soccer Club www.jhawksoccerclub.com Contact: Matt Carver Home # 334-9061 Email: jhawksoccerclub@gmail.com

Urbandale Little League Baseball Ages: 4-16 www.urbandalelittleleague.com Email: UrbandaleLL@gmail.com

Urbandale Sports Association www.urbandalesoftball.com Adult Softball, Friday Fest

WHERE, OH WHERE CAN MY LITTLE DOG GO?

Here’s the scoop! Dogs and their owners are welcome in many of our parks – as long as the pets are on a leash at all times and owners clean up after their animals. However, make no bones about it! We can’t sidestep the issue of pet waste. Out of courtesy to others using the parks, pet owners must take responsibility and help to keep our parks clean. Please bring a scooper and/or bag with you when you enjoy the parks with your four-legged friends. Appreciation and thanks are extended to responsible pet owners who, along with their pets, respect other park users and the park system.

BIKE TRAILS

Urbandale has an extensive bike trail system. A map of the bike trails is in the center of this guide. Additional maps are available at the Parks and Recreation office. If you are sponsoring an activity that includes the use of the bike trails, there are guidelines that need to be followed. Please call the Parks and Recreation office at 278-3963 for more information.

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

The majority of our programs are held on school grounds. As such, there is to be no smoking or consuming of alcoholic beverages on school grounds – by participants or spectators! We schedule our activities in cooperation with the Urbandale and Waukee School Districts, but unforeseen conflicts do arise. Please be understanding when times or locations have to be changed – school programs do have first priority! Programs also come up during the year that have not been included in our Program Guide. Look for press releases in the Urbandale Register and our website at www. urbandale.org regarding upcoming activities offered by Urbandale Parks and Recreation.

URBANDALE TREE BOARD

For more information about the Urbandale Tree Board, please contact Bill Cox at billco2@q.com.

TV STATION

Check out Urbandale News & Events on Mediacom Channel 86.

TENNIS COURTS

Tennis courts are located at South Karen Acres Park, Walker Johnston Park, and Lions Park. All courts are open to the public FREE of charge except at times when there are instruction classes and competitions. Please honor these exceptions. Court courtesy applies. Parks close at 10:30 p.m.

PICKLEBALL COURT

The additional lines painted on the Lions Park Tennis courts are for Pickleball! What is that? It's OVERSIZED ping pong! Played with a ball a little smaller than a whiffle ball, pickleball is a paddle sport for all ages and all athletic ability levels. Just use a paddle to keep the plastic ball going back and forth over a net until somebody messes up. Have Fun!

EQUIPMENT RENTALS

For your back yard get-together, family picnic, etc., rent some sports equipment that will provide you and your guests with a day of fun! Kits include: Horseshoe Set, Bocce Ball Set, Bean Bag Toss, and Badminton racquets. Per game, the rental fee is $10 for up to 3 days, with a $20 deposit. Call Urbandale Parks and Recreation at 278-3963 to reserve your equipment!

PLEASE DON’T FEED THE WATERFOWL!

While it may be tempting to feed the ducks and geese at City Parks, doing so is actually quite harmful. Human food causes malnutrition in waterfowl. Their delayed migration as a result, increases disease, erodes the landscape, and pollutes the water. Please help us preserve the balance of nature, the beauty of the parks and quality of life for neighbors – do not feed the ducks and geese! Thank you for your cooperation. For more information, contact Urbandale Parks & Recreation at 278-3963.

Notify Me® Are you interested in what’s going on with the City of

Urbandale? It’s so easy! Visit www.urbandale.org and click on Notify Me®. Subscribe with your e-mail and/or phone number and keep yourself updated on CITY HAPPENINGS!


For Registration Information Turn to Pages 6 & 7.

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INFORMATION URBANDALE COMMUNITY THEATRE

http://www.urbandaletheatre.com. All ages and talent levels are encouraged to be involved. For more information, contact Jo Berry at 360-3807.

URBANDALE FOOD PANTRY

7611 Douglas Ave., Suite 34/35, Urbandale 50322 Phone: 515-251-6688 | Fax: 515-251-6699 Email: info@urbandalefoodpantry.org Web: www.urbandalefoodpantry.org Hours: Monday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-Noon The Urbandale Food Pantry is a collaborative community effort to provide food assistance with dignity and compassion to residents of Urbandale and Windsor Heights. The Pantry is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization that partners with the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC), the Urbandale Ministerial Alliance, local churches, civic organizations, city officials, and area residents to provide assistance to the community.

EMERALD ASH BORER OFFICIALLY IN POLK COUNTY

Now that the EAB has officially been confirmed in Polk County, the treatment phase for the City of Urbandale’s EAB program has begun. Using the ash tree inventory assessment compiled by the Urbandale Tree Board, (see sample tag at left), select ash trees will be preventatively treated with the tree injection method to protect them from infestation. Trees not selected for treatment will be monitored for condition and removed as necessary. The City will make efforts to replant trees using recommended varieties of deciduous and conifers native to Iowa.

URBANDALE COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK, (UCAN)

Contact: www.urbandalenetwork.org Phone #: 278-3936 Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The Urbandale Community Action Network, (UCAN), is a 501(c)(3) organization with the mission to provide leadership and ongoing support for comprehensive community based action to improve the quality of life in Urbandale. UCAN serves as the umbrella organization for the Urbandale Caring Corps, Leadership Urbandale, Urbandale Friends of the Park, and Character Counts in Urbandale.  In addition, UCAN focuses on projects related to Strengthening Neighborhoods, Infrastructure, Communications, Human Services, and Events and Activities.  Call us for information on volunteer opportunities in the community or visit us online at www.urbandalenetwork.org, on Facebook and Twitter! Urbandale residents with a need for transportation may contact the Urbandale Caring Corps. Our volunteer base provides transportation to doctor appointments, grocery shopping and/or errands.  In addition, residents may register for Spring and/or Fall Yard Clean Up where volunteers do light yard work to prepare for each season.  Volunteer Drivers are always welcome.  Consider having your family or group volunteer for clean-up day.  Residents in need of services; please contact the Caring Corps for a client application at 278-3999. 

[SKATE PARK ]

OFFERS A SKATEBOARD THE CITY OF URBANDALE THE PARK IS LOCATED PARK FOR AREA BOARDERS. 9000 DOUGLAS AVENUE. K, AT WALKER JOHNSTON PAR Boarders can enjoy an area with two sets of stairs with rails, two 20-foot wide escalated quarter pipes, a street spine, a 90-degree bank street hip, and a fun box. Please observe posted rules and regulations at the park. The skate park is tobacco-free. Thank you!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – WE NEED YOUR HELP! Do you want to get involved in helping your community, but don’t have a lot of time? We have an easy opportunity for you!

Help keep Urbandale beautiful by picking up trash! We know it isn’t glamorous, but it’s a HUGE part of keeping our Urbandale Parks clean. Picking up trash is simple and anyone can do it! Early spring is a great time for trash pick-up, after the winter winds are done. Stop by our office anytime during office hours and we will even provide the bags and gloves. If you want, we can even pick up the bags when you are done!

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SENIOR

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR: TBD PROGRAM ASSISTANTS: Sandy Gilmore Dawn Wirtz

RECREATION CENTER SENIOR RECREATION CENTER HOURS: MONDAY – THURSDAY: 8:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M. FRIDAY: 8:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. (515) 278-3907 • 7305 AURORA AVENUE

www.urbandaleseniors.org

The Senior Recreation Center provides a safe, welcoming, and energizing environment where our community’s senior adults, 55 and older, can enhance their quality of life by engaging in a healthy and active lifestyle with their peers. MEALS

OUTDOOR BOCCE COURT

TRANSPORTATION

PICKLE BALL COURTS AT LIONS PARK, 71ST ST & PRAIRIE AVE.

A balanced meal is served on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The meal is served at 12:00 noon and the fee is $2.50. Reservations must be made by 1:00 p.m. the business day prior to the meal. (Monday reservations must be made by 12:00 p.m. Friday). If possible, the same observance should be followed for cancellations. Urbandale residents may call the Caring Corps at 278-3999, for assistance with transportation.

COMPUTER LAB

The computer lab is available for independent use during regular center hours, unless there is a class or seminar in session, (please call ahead or check schedule). An Internet connection is available.

FITNESS ROOM

2 treadmills, 3 NuStep cross-trainers, a recumbent Expresso virtual cycle, and an elliptical machine are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis. A physician’s release form is required for all fitness activities. The form is available at www.urbandaleseniors.org or in the office.

A 60’ x 12’ outdoor bocce ball court is available for firstcome, first-served use during senior center hours. Bocce sets may be checked out from the office. See page 12 for Spring league information. *Court is not available during winter months.

Courts are reserved for Senior Recreation Center use April-October on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. weather permitting. Paddles and balls may be checked out from the Senior Recreation Center office.

VISUAL ASSISTANCE

A magnifier with a 20” monitor is available for personal use by anyone needing visual assistance with personal correspondence or other reading material.

THE SENIOR RECREATION NEWSLETTER A bi-monthly calendar of events is published for your convenience. This newsletter is available via e-mail or can be viewed online at: www.urbandaleseniors.org. Newsletters are also available for pick-up at the Senior Recreation Center, Urbandale Public Library or Parks and Recreation office.


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FITNESS, HEALTH & RECREATION PROGRAMS Morning Fitness class Mondays, 8:30 & *9:30 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00 & *10:00 a.m. *Bonus classes offered March 6 – May 25 only. 45-minutes of high-energy fun, focusing on functional fitness. Classes may include stretching, strengthening and toning, and aerobic exercise to keep the heart healthy, and to increase muscular strength and range of motion. Weights, resistance tubes and bands are provided for additional fitness benefit. All fitness levels are welcome. Please consult with the instructor, prior to class, if you have special health considerations or needs. Instructors: Cari, Ildiko. Tai Chi Wednesdays & Fridays Beginning: 8:30-9:15 a.m. Continuing: 9:15-9:55 a.m. Modern tai chi is a kind of exercise much like what has been practiced for health in China for hundreds of years. The main principle of tai chi… The mind is the first thing, the body follows. Come try it with us! Instructor: Ruth Kneile Stretch and Strength Mondays, 2:15-3:00 p.m. Wednesdays, 11:00-11:45 a.m. This “Stronger Seniors” video seated fitness program is designed to help develop strength and improve the ability to function in daily life, including: stability and balance, mobility to go up and down stairs or bend over and straighten back up. Designed to bring more movement to the individual with arthritis, it is also beneficial for anyone interested in relief from stiffness while improving mobility. Instructor lead class 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, Sponsored by Urbandale Health Care Center. Basic Line Dancing Fridays, 10:00-10:55 a.m. $1 per class The perfect way to start your weekend is dancing! Join this enthusiastic group as they learn new, and revisit oldfavorite line dances. This is a great class for beginners, or anyone who wants to dance and have a lot of fun (and get your cardiovascular exercise!) Instructor: Joanne Emery Zumba Gold® Wednesdays, 10:00-10:45 a.m. The easy-to-follow program that lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It’s an invigorating, communityoriented dance-fitness class that feels fresh, and most of all, exhilarating! Zumba Gold® provides modified, lowimpact moves and easy-to-follow pacing for a healthy, active lifestyle! Bring a small towel and water. Wear workout clothes and sneakers with a smooth bottom. Instructor: Ildiko Timmerman.

Yoga Wednesdays, 2:00-3:15 p.m. This class offers a mixture of hatha and yin yoga to encourage relaxation and provide a very good stretch. Bring a mat or rug and a light blanket or towel. Mats are available for use to anyone wanting to try the class before purchasing one. Beginners welcome! Instructor: Keith Gass Exploring Meditation (Meets bi-monthly, see our newsletter for dates & times) The Meditation and Mindfulness program has returned with a new facilitator. Judith Harvey has practiced meditation for 35 years and offers a variety of meditation styles. The classes will be partly learning experience followed by practice. This class is for those who seek to be positive, healthy, nurturing, and stress-free! Class size is limited, pre-registration is requested. Facilitator: Judith Harvey Cook for Your Health! $8 (includes lunch) Monthly, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Check our bi-monthly newsletter for dates) Learn to make heart-healthy meals using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Class members will prepare, cook, and enjoy the meal as a group. Menu will change each month. Class size is limited to 10 per session. Registration is required. Instructor: Ildiko Timmerman Blood Pressure Checks 2nd Tuesday of each month, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Stop in and have your blood pressure checked by members of the Urbandale Fire Department. 3rd Thursday of each month, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Provided by Accessible Home Care Foot and Nail Care Clinic 2nd Thursday each month * Appointment required. Call 278-3907. Provided by Visiting Nurse Service Appointments may be made 1 month in advance. Please wait a minimum of 3 months between appointments to allow everyone access to the services. No-Cost Hearing Screenings & Services Provided by community partners: Woodard Hearing Center - Hearing screenings Audiology Services, Inc. - Hearing aids cleaned and serviced, hearing screenings. Call 515-278-3907 to schedule an appointment at the Senior Recreation Center. Watch the newsletter for additional educational programs on hearing health.   Wii® Indoor Sports! A Wii console and a variety of games are available on a first-come/first-served basis. Play on your own or bring a friend for some competitive fun… and get a great workout!


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Pool & Shuffleboard Two 8’ pool tables and a shuffleboard table are available for first-come, first-served play Monday-Friday. Cues and pucks are available for your convenience. Watch for information on shuffleboard leagues & tournaments.   Spring Bocce League Registration fee: $5 per player. Four Person Teams on Mondays & Tuesdays, May 1 – June 13, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Tournament Finals, Wednesday, June 14, 10:30 a.m. Register a team of 3-4 players between April 3-21, or until leagues are full. Packet pick-up begins on April 25th. Rules and schedules will be included in the team packets. Watch for details in the April/May 2017 Urbandale Senior Recreation Center Newsletter, or call 278-3907 for more information.

Play Mah-jongg Thursdays, 12:30-2:00 p.m. A great opportunity to brush up on your mahjongg play or just gather with friends to enjoy this ancient game. *Basic knowledge of the game is required. 2 American mahjongg sets are available for use at the recreation center. *See “Learn to play Mahjongg” on page 14 Monday Bridge Club Mondays, 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. For reservations or cancellations, call 276-1606. Lunch reservations must be made separately by calling 278-3907 before Noon on Fridays. Timely Talkers Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Join this discussion group for a cup of coffee and some lively conversation on a variety of topics including: current events, personal experiences, and local news. Everyone is welcome. Monthly Birthday Celebration First Tuesday each month, 12:30-1:30 p.m. If you attend lunch on the first Tuesday of the month and it’s your birthday month, your lunch will be complimentary and your name will go into a raffle drawing for a gift card to a local grocery store, restaurant, or service. The celebration also includes a treat donated by community partners, Freedom Home Health Care and Immanuel Pathways.

SOCIAL, CULTURAL & ARTS PROGRAMS Amateur Artists Group Mondays, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Whether you have been painting or sketching all of your life or just want to get started, this is the group for you. Bring your own supplies and drop in any time during the day. We’ll provide the coffee! Adult Coloring Group 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 1:00-2:00 p.m. A great way to discover your inner child while improving your attention, focus, and meditation skills. Join our adult coloring group two Thursdays each month. Check the calendar for dates. Whether you’re already a pro or trying it for the first time, you’re sure to have a great experience! Coloring pages and pencils are provided for newcomers… but we encourage you to bring your own supplies and share your experiences.

Senior Singers Tuesdays, 1:45-2:45 p.m. No singing experience is necessary to join this enthusiastic, fun-loving, and talented group. Songbooks are filled with old favorites and classics. This group entertains at the Senior Recreation Center and for community groups. Men and women alike will enjoy this healthy and entertaining experience! Director: Clara Wyatt Wednesday Morning ‘Bookies’ 3rd Wednesday of each month, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Monthly book selections may be picked up in the office or checked out from the Urbandale Library. Call 278-3907 for title of monthly selection.


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INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

CREATIVE ARTS CLASSES Pendoodle $5 materials fee January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Discover your inner artist during these fun and lighthearted classes. Explore a meditative form of pen & ink art by learning repetitive, simple steps and patterns that are easy to recreate. Then, use your newly discovered skills to create paper projects during class. No art experience necessary. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required. Upcycle Art $5 materials fee January 25, March 22 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Create new projects from old things. Repurpose everyday items into creative projects that reflect your personal style. No art experience necessary. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required. Origami & Kirigami $5 materials fee February 6, March 6 1:00-3:00 p.m. Learn the traditional arts of paper folding, Origami and Kirigami. Step-by-step you’ll use fun and colorful papers to create animals, decorations, packaging, and more. No experience necessary. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Memory Café -Memory Care Social Event January 20, February 24, March 17, April 21, 10:00-11:30 a.m. A Memory Cafe is an activity time for folks with Memory loss and their care partners. This program is designed to provide a safe, comfortable, engaging environment where people with memory loss and their care partners can laugh, learn, and remain socially engaged with others traveling the same journey.  Each month will be sponsored by a support organization that will provide refreshments and an activity or social time.  Call 515-331-0970 to register. Sponsored by: Alzheimer's Association Greater Iowa Chapter

AN EDUCATIONAL SERIES FROM THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION*:

These quarterly presentations will benefit anyone affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including care givers, family and friends. Wednesday, January 11, 12:30 p.m. “Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors” Learn about some of the common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, how to assess the person’s needs, and how to intervene effectively. Wednesday, March 8, 12:30 p.m. “Diagnosis Dementia-Legal & Financial Decisions” The diagnosis of Alzheimer's makes planning for the future more important than ever. Through this program, you will learn about important legal and financial issues, how to put plans in place, and how to access resources near you.

The “Needlers” Knitting & Thread Craft group Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Bring your knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, etc. and spend some time working while socializing. Share ideas and techniques with other knitting enthusiasts. All skill levels welcome! Coffee and tea provided. Group meets in the craft room.

Wednesday, May 10, 12:30 p.m. “10 Ways to Love Your Brain” Growing evidence indicates that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by adopting key lifestyle habits. When possible, combine these habits to achieve maximum benefit for the brain and body. It’s never too late or too early to incorporate healthy habits.

‘Get Creative’ Craft Group Thursdays, 9:15-11:30 a.m. This activity is open to anyone who loves to be creative. A variety of supplies are available for a wide assortment of craft projects. No experience necessary. Completed items may be purchased or donated for our annual craft sale (see “Special Programs & Events for details). Group facilitator: Rose Mary Glasgow

*Please pre-register for these programs to insure that you are provided copies of educational materials.

Cards, Games & Mahjongg Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Drop in and join the group for a variety of card and board games including: Pitch, Pinochle, 500, Rummikub, and many more. Cards and games provided or bring your own. Play Mahjongg on Thursdays, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

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SHIIP Medicare Information Assistance Do you have questions about your Medicare insurance or statements that you’ve received from your Medicare supplement or Part D provider? Call 278-3907 to schedule a personal appointment with an on-site SHIIP volunteer at the Senior Recreation Center. This program is offered year-round for your convenience. SHIIP, the Senior Health Insurance Information Program is a service of the State of Iowa. SHIIP counselors are trained by the state and do not sell or promote any insurance companies, policies or agents. Urbandale Senior Recreation Center is a local sponsor for SHIIP in Polk County. AARP Smart Driver Program $20 ($15 with current AARP card) Offered monthly, February-November. Please call 278-3907 for dates and times. Learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, rules of the road, and more in this 4-hour course. Find out how to adjust your driving to age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. Auto insurance companies in most states provide a multi-year discount to graduates! (Consult your insurance agent.) Register at the Senior Recreation Center, or call 278-3907. ‘Welcome to Medicare’ Public Seminar Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Are you going to be eligible for Medicare in the near future? Have you been on Medicare for a while and want to better understand what it offers? Do you have a family member you help with Medicare issues? “Welcome to Medicare” is for you! This two hour seminar is offered by the Urbandale Senior Recreation Center SHIIP counselors. The program will cover Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance. SHIIP, the Senior Health Insurance Information Program is a service of the State of Iowa. Please register by Monday, March 21, by calling 515-278-3907.

LIFELONG LEARNING FOR SENIORS

Register for these classes at www.UrbandaleParksAndRec.org or call 515-278-3907 to register with credit card. You may also register in the Senior Center office. Conversational Spanish for Beginners Course Fee: $45 (includes class materials) January 3 – February 9, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:00-1:30 p.m. (12-lesson course) A course for those who are new to Spanish. This 12-lesson course focuses on conversation emphasizing pronunciation, fluency, and vocabulary. It also provides the knowledge, vocabulary, and linguistic structures necessary for students to use Spanish immediately for communication, as well as an introduction to the Spanish language and culture. The course will include the necessary oral practice of dialogue, vocabulary and basic grammar to communicate in Spanish at a basic level. Instructor: Sherry Winters Pre-registration required.

Conversational Spanish- Refresher Course Fee: $45 (includes class materials) January 3 – February 9, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:45-3:15 p.m. (12-lesson course) A course for those who want to brush up on previously acquired Spanish. This 12-lesson course focuses on refreshing and improving your conversational skills and knowledge of the Spanish language and culture. The course will include the necessary oral practice of dialogue, vocabulary and basic grammar to communicate in Spanish at an advanced level. Instructor: Sherry Winters Pre-registration required. Learn to play Mah Jongg Course Fee: $25 Tuesdays, February 7 – 28, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Learn to play the popular game that is old but new. Mah Jongg has been played in the US for a hundred years and is catching on again with players of all ages. It is played with tiles and a card that describes the variety of hands that can be played. It is similar to rummy but uses craks, bams, and dots for the suits. It’s a fun way to meet new friends and to sharpen your thinking skills. The American version and the rules of the National Mah Jongg League are used. The current year playing card will be provided. Instructor: Avon Crawford Pre-registration required. Bridge Basics 1: Learn to Play Course Fee: $30 M, W, F, March 13 – 29, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Boost your brain power by learning to play Bridge! During this 8-session course you can learn the basics of the game and get the chance to practice with other beginners. The guidebook, “Bridge Basics 1-An Introduction” is recommended for this class. A limited number of books will be available for purchase by request. Instructor: Paul Spong Pre-registration required. Bridge Basics 2: Bidding Course Fee: $30 M, W, F, April 3 – 14, 1:00-3:00 p.m. A follow-up class to Bridge Basics 1. Topics covered will include: Preemptive opening bids, Overcalls, Takeout doubles, Competitive auctions and several of the most commonly used bidding conventions. The guidebook, “Bridge Basics 2-Competitive Bidding” is recommended for this class. A limited number of books will be available for purchase by request. Instructor: Paul Spong Pre-registration required. Learn the Basics of an Android Tablet $10 per session January 16, March 3, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Do you own an Android tablet, and want to learn more about it? This class will be structured just for you! Review the basics of using the tablet, learn to download APPS (applications), organize your APPS and programs, type and use voice input, take pictures, set up contacts lists, browse the Internet, and more. Participants should bring their personal tablet if possible. Maximum 10 participants. Instructor: Paul Spong Pre-registration required.

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Facebook I: Set Up a Facebook Account & Join in Social Media $10 per session January 6, February 10, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. April 6, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Facebook makes it easy to connect with family and friends. In this beginning computer class you’ll start by creating a Facebook account. Then you’ll learn Facebook basics including privacy settings, posting pictures and notes, and how to Friend, Follow, Like and Message. Note: This class is for computer users who do not yet have a Facebook account. You’ll be using the Senior Recreation Center computers, so no need to bring your phone or tablet. Maximum 7 participants. Instructor: Anne Nieland. Pre-registration required. Facebook II: Making the Most of Facebook $10 per session January 13, February 17, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. April 13, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Get in the Social Media groove with Facebook! Once you have a Facebook account, join us to learn more about Facebook. Topics include uploading photos and photo albums, joining groups, instant messaging, creating events, and adjusting your profile and account settings. Bring your questions about Facebook too. Note: This class is for Facebook users who already have a personal account. You’ll be using the Senior Recreation Center computers, so no need to bring your phone or tablet. Maximum 7 participants. Instructor: Anne Nieland. Pre-registration required. Learn to Use Pinterest! $10 per session February 3, March 10, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Pinterest is a useful and simple site to find and catalog ideas, pictures, lists, recipes and products. Learn how to find, save and share ideas that you love, and to create your own Pinterest board! A personal e-mail address is required for this class. Maximum 7 participants. Instructor: Anne Nieland. Pre-registration required.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS & EVENTS Chinese New Year Celebration* $15.00 *At the Giovannetti Community Shelter at Walker Johnson Park Friday, February 10, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Join the Urbandale Senior Recreation Center Tai Chi group for a celebration including Chinese art, food and culture. Registration begins January 11, 2017.

Valentine Luncheon $10 per person. Tuesday, February 14, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Enjoy a winter afternoon with friends, including a delicious luncheon and the music of the Four Mile Creek Bluegrass Band. The menu will include a salad, entrée, side, and dessert. Tickets go on sale January 9.

Learning to use your i-Phone & i-Pad $10 per session Participants must bring their personal i-Phone or i-Pad to use during classes. This class does NOT cover Android phones or tablets. Pre-registration required. BEGINNING CLASS – Feb. 16, May 4, 1:00-3:00 p.m. In this beginning class, the basics of using your Apple device will be covered. Topics include Wifi versus cellular connections, keyboard, Notes, apps, photos, etc. CONTINUING CLASS – Feb. 23, May 11, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Once you've got i-Phone and i-Pad basics under your belt, join us to learn about maps, the calendar, the calculator and more about photos. We'll also learn about downloading eBooks and audio books. Prerequisites include knowing how to use your keyboard, messaging, email and your camera. You'll need your Apple ID and password, too. Maximum 12 participants. Instructor: Anne Nieland.

Unity Point Blood Chemistry Profiles Wednesday, April 19, 8:00-10:00 a.m. A variety of screenings will be available including a 25 component blood chemistry profile. For more information on available screenings, or to make an appointment, call 515-241-8604. Urbandale Community Adult Band Concert Monday, May 8, 7:00 p.m. Bring your friends and family to enjoy an evening of music and fun. This is a FREE event!

PHYSICIAN’S RELEASE REQUIRED ANNUALLY FOR FITNESS ACTIVITIES.

For program registration information please call the SENIOR RECREATION CENTER 278-3907.

*Programs, events, and group travel may be subject to change.


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URBANDALE

SWIMMING POOL

7201 AURORA AVE • (515) 278-3959 • www.UrbandalePool.org PUBLIC RECREATIONAL SWIMMING: Monday – Thursday: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

CARDIO / LAP SWIM:

Monday – Friday: 5:45 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Senior Lap Swim (55+ years) Monday – Friday: 11:00 a.m. – Noon Daily: Noon – 1:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Note: times may vary due to holidays and/or special events. Please check www.UrbandalePool.org for more information.

DUE TO HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL EVENTS, CHANGES TO THE NORMAL SCHEDULE: January 1................ Closed For Holiday January 8 ............... L  aw Enforcement Appreciation Day 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. March 1, 2, 8 & 9.... No Senior Exercise And Senior Lap Swim From 11:00 a.m. To Noon March 4................... B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Boat) Race No Lap Swim Or Public Swim March 13-17............ Additional Hours For Open Swim 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Spring Break) March 15................. Carnival 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Cost: $5.00 Per Person; $1.00 For Annual Pass Holders; No Group Rates Available April 15................... Egg Dive during Open Swim, Cost $5.00 Per Person; $1.00 For Annual Pass Holders April 16................... Closed For Easter May 7...................... Firefighter/EMS Appreciation Day 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. May 13.................... Closed For Staff Training May 29.................... Closed For Memorial Day

PRICES

PAYMENT ACCEPTED BY CASH, CHECK OR CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS (PROCESSING FEES MAY APPLY)

SINGLE ADMISSION

(ANYONE ENTERING THE POOL AREA) 2 years of age & under: FREE with paid adult 3 years of age & older: $4 Groups with 10 or more are welcome, email lauxier@urbandale.org for more information on discounted rates.

ANNUAL PASS

(FROM DATE OF PURCHASE) Resident Individual: $110 Non-Resident Individual: $140 Resident Family: $200 Non-Resident Family: $250 20% DISCOUNT OFF FITNESS CLASSES WITH ANNUAL PASS

LOCKERS

Bring your own padlock to lock a locker. Please remove the lock when finished each day. If you forget a padlock, you can purchase one at the pool for $5. Please enter pool area through locker room. Taking a shower prior to entering the pool is required by Federal and State regulations for all patrons. No access to the pool area is allowed through the side emergency exit. No food or drink in locker rooms.

POOL CLOSINGS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Whenever the Urbandale School system closes due to inclement weather, the pool will also close. In the event that school is not in session and the weather is questionable, the answering machine at the pool (515-278-3959) will announce if the pool is closed. Please call prior to coming.

Note: Please visit our web site at www.UrbandalePool.org for any additional closing dates and times.

The Gift of Life Giving Tree! A tree is set up at the Urbandale Swimming Pool to sponsor a child with the gift of life learning to swim. With each $40 donation, your name will be added to the tree and an Urbandale child in need will receive a scholarship for swimming lessons. If you are interested in donating $40 for a child to take swimming lessons, please stop by the pool and contribute to the Gift of Life Giving Tree.


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SWIMMING POOL REFUND POLICY: To be eligible for a refund you must cancel at least 7 days before the first class meeting (14 days prior for pool rentals). After that, NO REFUNDS will be given unless: a) The program or class is cancelled. b) The participant is unable to participate because of unforeseen medical reasons. The refund will then be prorated based on the number of classes attended. If more than 50% of the program has been completed, no refund will be issued. Refunds will not be issued for circumstances beyond our control, i.e. weather or electrical outages. (Please allow three weeks for a refund to be processed.)

PLEASE REGISTER FOR ALL CLASSES AND/ OR SWIMMING LESSONS BY: 1. Online at UrbandalePool.org. Under "Departments" go to "Swimming Pool". In grey box on left side "Classes & Lessons"; "Register Online"; then follow directions on page. 2. Call (515) 278-3959 to register over the phone with VISA/MasterCard/Discover Card. Processing fees may apply. 3. Drop off a completed registration form with payment at the Parks and Recreation office at City Hall between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. After hours, registrations can be dropped off in our box outside the front door of City Hall. 4. In person with payment at the Urbandale City Swimming Pool during open times. Note: For any changes in lessons or programs, there will be a $5.00 administration fee. Registration Deadline for all programs at the pool is one week before the start of the class.

ALL POOL RENTALS ARE IN TWO HOUR BLOCKS OF TIME Rental of the Urbandale pool is available to all persons, organizations, clubs & youth groups 1 – 30 persons �������������������������������$172 for 2 hours* 31 – 100 persons ���������������������������$196 for 2 hours* 101 – 250 persons��������������������������$250 for 2 hours* *$50 refundable deposit required, terms in contract.

RENTAL DAYS & TIMES: Fridays ������������������������������������������������ 6:00-8:00 p.m. Saturdays��������������������������������������������� 5:00-9:00 p.m. Sundays ��������������������������������������������� 5:00-7:00 p.m.

THEMED POOL PARTIES

Have your party at the pool during EVENING AND WEEKEND open swim times. Prices include admission for up to 15 people (swimming or not) during public open swim. Tables will be reserved for you for ½ hour. Includes tableware, party favors, cake, drinks, and even cheese pizza for your group! CHOOSE YOUR THEME: Under the Sea Luau Pirate (girl or boy) Pool Theme Princess Sharks Groovy Academy Awards We will eliminate the hassle for you; just show up and have fun! PLEASE GIVE A 2 WEEK NOTICE FOR ALL POOL RENTALS. PACKAGE ONE $125 during public swim times • Admission for up to 15 people to public swim • Table will be set up and reserved for ½ hour • Cake, Drinks, Party Favors and Decorations

PACKAGE TWO $175 during public swim times • Admission for up to 15 people to public swim • Table will be set up and reserved for ½ hour • Cake, Drinks, Party Favors, Decorations and Pizza

Decorations for your party will include the following: cups, plates, napkins, tableware and party favors. *Pricing is for 1-15 persons for Themed Packages. There is an additional cost of $5 per person after 15 persons per Package One. And an additional cost of $10 per person after 15 persons for Package Two. Reservations are arranged on a first come, first serve basis. CALL 278-3959 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT WWW.URBANDALEPOOL.ORG.


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POOL SPECIAL EVENTS INDOOR KAYAKING

Got a case of cabin fever? Let’s go kayaking on a cold winter day! Learn the basics of recreational kayaking from a Polk County Conservation naturalist. Participants will learn about types of kayaks, equipment, techniques, self-rescues, and have a chance to practice skills on the water. Dress to get wet and bring a towel and a dry change of clothes. All equipment is provided. Register online www.leadingyououtdoors.org Deadline: February 8. Minimum age 14. Date:  Saturday, February 25 Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m. Cost: $20 per person

LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY

All law enforcement and their families swim for FREE. Sunday, January 8 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Join us in thanking law enforcement for their service. Everyone will receive a police officer rubber ducky upon admission.

FIREFIGHTER/EMS APPRECIATION DAY

All firefighters/EMS and their families swim for FREE. Sunday, May 7 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Join us in saying thank you to all firefighters/EMS for their service. Everyone will receive a firefighter rubber ducky upon admission.

CARNIVAL

TIME DURING SPRING BREAK!

We will have a LARGE inflatable slide to enter the water, along with carnival games and prizes. Date: Wednesday, March 15 Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m. Cost: $5 per person entering the pool area; only $1 with an annual pass Note: No group rates available this day.

SPRING BREAK FESTIVITIES

The pool will be open additional times during the day from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Date: Monday, March 13 – Friday, March 17 Time: In addition to the regular days and times, Public recreational swim will be 1:00-4:00 p.m. throughout the week. Note: $5 admission on Wednesday, March 15 for carnival. Cost: Regular admission of $4 for anyone entering the pool area (there is no additional fee for annual pass users)

Egg Dive Join us for the 7th Annual Egg Dive!

This has become very popular in Urbandale, growing each year, so come early. Children will be divided in age groups to dive for colored eggs in the pool. Each egg will be turned in for a prize! Date: Saturday, April 15 Time: Diving will begin with the youngest age group at 1:30 p.m. and continue until all age groups have participated Cost: $5 per person entering the pool area; $1 with an annual pass

THIRD Annual B.Y.O.B.

This event grows every year! Bring your own boat, (made out of cardboard and duct tape only – no markers or paint to be used) with paddles (they do not have to be homemade) to the pool. Great project for clubs, boy and girl scouts, families, etc. The race will be one lap (down and back- 60 yards). Races will go in heats, beginning with the youngest age group. Awards will be given for each age category. Categories are the following age groups for both individuals and groups (2 or more in the boat): • 8 years and younger • 9-11 years • 12 -15 years • 16-18 years • Adults

• Registration from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 4 • All boats must be registered by 10:30 a.m. • Races begin with the youngest age group at 11:00 a.m. – End time dependent on number of entries.

Cost: Free • Date: Saturday, March 4

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POOL CLASSES Snorkeling Class

Are you planning on taking a trip? This class will teach you how to snorkel safely with minimal effort to explore underwater worlds. Great activity with kids for parents and grandparents. Your own mask, fins and snorkel are required for the class. Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class. Session Day Time Fee January 9 Monday 6:00-8:30 p.m. $55 March 20 Monday 6:00-8:30 p.m. $55

Scuba Class

This 7 week course taught by Matt Leyden’s Dive Shop will teach you proper care of equipment, mask and snorkel clearing, assembling of scuba equipment, regulator clearing, octopus breathing, basic diver rescue and others. Upon completion of this course there is an open water diving experience required to become fully certified. This is scheduled after the course is completed or a referral letter can be issued. After completing all classes and the open water requirements, you will receive your choice of either a Scuba Educators International (SEI) or a National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) certification card. Optional text book $26.95 is available at Matt Leyden’s Dive Shop. Mask, fin, and snorkel are required for the class. Maximum 10 participants. Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class. Session Day Time Fee Jan. 9 – Feb. 20 Mondays 6:00-8:30 p.m. $325 Mar. 20 – May 1 Mondays 6:00-8:30 p.m. $325

SCUBA REFRESHER AND PRIVATE CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST WITH LEYDEN’S DIVE SHOP AT LEYDENSDIVESHOP@YAHOO.COM. Water Safety Instructor Class

This class is an American Red Cross course designed to teach you how to teach swimming lessons, and give you hands-on experience to better prepare you for a successful teaching experience. Pre-requisites: Be at least 16 years of age, maintain a position on your back for 1 minute, tread water for 1 minute, and demonstrate the following skills: 25 yards to a level 4 ability front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, and 15 yards butterfly. There is an approximately 10 hour online section to this class that will need to be completed and completion certification presented to the instructor at the beginning of the first day to continue in the class. The information for the online section will be sent via email to the participant 1 week prior to the first day of class. Certification of this course would allow you to teach swimming lessons as an employee of the Urbandale Pool. Price includes all books and materials for the class. Minimum 4, Maximum 10. Registration Deadline: March 9. Session Day Time Fee Mar. 16 – Mar. 18 Th, F, Sat 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. $200

Adult Learn To Swim

This individualized class is designed for adults who want to either learn to swim or better their swimming skills. The instructor will spend time with each adult learner and give them things to practice while assisting other adult learners. Adults may partner up to assist each other throughout the class, so bring a friend. (Friend will need to pay daily admission fee.) Minimum 5; Maximum 10. Registration Deadlines: One week before the start of the class. Session Day Time Fee Jan. 3 – Jan. 12 T, Th 7:00-8:00 p.m. $50 Jan. 24 – Feb. 2 T, Th 7:00-8:00 p.m. $50 Feb. 14 – Feb. 23 T, Th 7:00-8:00 p.m. $50 Mar. 21 – Mar. 30 T, Th 7:00-8:00 p.m. $50 Apr. 4 – Apr. 13 T, Th 7:00-8:00 p.m. $50

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Lifeguard Class

This class is an American Red Cross course which upon completion will certify you for lifeguarding, lifeguarding first aid and professional CPR. These are all the certifications needed to become a lifeguard. Pre-requisites: Must be 15 years of age by the end of the course, swim 300 yards continuously (using front crawl, breaststroke or combination of both; goggles can be worn), tread water using only legs for 2 minutes, and start in the water and swim 20-yards (no goggles allowed), surface dive 10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound brick, return to the surface and swim back 20 yards on back while both hands are on the object, and exit the pool without using a ladder within 1 minute, 40 seconds. There is 7.5 hours of online training that will need to be completed PRIOR to the start of this class. A copy of the completion certification will need to be presented at the beginning of the first day of class to continue in the class. Once you have enrolled and registration for the class has closed (one week prior to the first day of class), information will be given to you via e-mail to access the online training section of this course. Individuals will need to successfully pass online section, written exams, and in-person skills to be certified. Minimum 4, Maximum 10. Registration Deadline: One week prior to the start of the class. Session Day Time Fee Mar. 13 – Mar. 15 M, T, W 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. $175

Lifeguarding Blended Learning Recertification Class

This American Red Cross class is designed for individuals with a CURRENT lifeguard certification who need to renew. Prerequisites: Have current lifeguard certifications, be 15 years of age, swim 300 yards continuously (using front crawl, breaststroke or combination of both; goggles can be worn), tread water using only legs for 2 minutes, and start in the water and swim 20-yards (no goggles allowed) surface dive 10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound brick, return to the surface and swim back 20 yards on back while both hands are on the object, and exit the pool without using a ladder within 1 minute, 40 seconds. There is 7.5 hours of online training that will need to be completed PRIOR to the start of this class. A copy of the completion certification will need to be presented at the beginning of the first day of class to continue in the class. Once you have enrolled and registration for the class has closed (one week prior to the first day of class), information will be given to you via e-mail to access the online training section of this course. Individuals will need to successfully pass online section, written exams, and in-person skills to be re-certified. Minimum 4, Maximum 10. Registration Deadlines: One week prior to start of the class. Session Day Time Fee March 11 Saturday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. $125 May 6 Saturday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. $125

Lifeguard Instructor Class

This is an American Red Cross class to be able to instruct lifeguard classes for the American Red Cross. Pre-requisites for the class are: at least 17 years of age and have current American Red Cross lifeguard certification. After the registration deadline, information will be emailed to you to do the following prior to class; successfully complete an online orientation to the Red Cross, lifeguarding instructor precourse exam, precourse session and orientation to lifeguarding course. Minimum 4, Maximum 10. Registration Deadline: March 11 (due to the precourse online homework that will need to be complete prior to the start of the class.) Session Day Time Fee March 25 – April 1 Saturdays 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. $200

LIFEGUARD CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE URBANDALE HIGH SCHOOL FOR CONTRACTED PE CREDIT. SEE YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR FOR MORE INFORMATION.


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WATER FITNESS CLASSES

PARTICIPANTS WITH ANNUAL PASSES RECEIVE A 20% DISCOUNT OFF ALL WATER FITNESS CLASSES Shallow Water Aerobics

Senior Water Exercise Class

This is a challenging workout in the water approximately chest deep. The routine will offer a variety of different techniques such as weight resistance, drag equipment, cardio and strength endurance. The level of calorie burning, weight loss/fat burning, strength endurance and cardio-respiratory workout will vary depending on level of exercise and technique; burning up to 500 calories per hour. Participants with annual passes receive a 20% discount. Minimum 5; maximum 25. Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class. Session Day Time Fee Jan. 3 – Jan. 31 T, Th 6:00-7:00 p.m. $45 Feb. 2 – Feb. 28 T, Th 6:00-7:00 p.m. $40 Mar. 2 – Mar. 30 T, Th 6:00-7:00 p.m. $45 Apr. 4 – Apr. 27 T, Th 6:00-7:00 p.m. $40

This class is designed with the active senior in mind. The cost of this class is the same as regular admission. This class will have some cardiovascular workout designed to individual’s current fitness level, as well as improve flexibility, full range of motion, balance, strength and endurance. Minimum 5; maximum 25. Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class. TWO DAYS PER WEEK Session Day Time Fee Jan. 3 – Jan. 31 T, Th 11:00-11:45 a.m. $36 Feb. 2 – Feb. 28 T, Th 11:00-11:45 a.m. $32 Mar. 7 – Mar. 30* T, Th 11:00-11:45 a.m. $28 Apr. 4 – Apr. 27 T, Th 11:00-11:45 a.m. $32 *NO CLASS: Thursday, March 2 and Thursday, March 9

Advanced Shallow Water Aerobics We’ve taken the basic shallow water aerobics moves and amped up the intensity. This non-stop, dynamic workout uses a variety of weight resistance and drag equipment to build muscle and increase stamina. This program may not be suitable for persons with special restrictions or those who don’t want to get their hair wet. Participants with annual passes receive a 20% discount. Minimum 5; maximum 20. Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class. Session Day Time Fee Jan. 3 – Jan. 31 T, Th 7:15-8:00 p.m. $45 Feb. 2 – Feb. 28 T, Th 7:15-8:00 p.m. $40 Mar. 2 – Mar. 30 T, Th 7:15-8:00 p.m. $45 Apr. 4 – Apr. 27 T, Th 7:15-8:00 p.m. $40

Deep Water Toning This unique form of exercise takes place in the deep water and is designed for strength and endurance. The exercises performed are set to music to maintain speed and endurance to increase your heart rate. Water belts are worn to assist you in maintaining the proper position while exercising in deep water, benefiting from the full effects of resistance on the whole body without the pressure of the weight of your body and gravity. This class is designed to provide you with great weight loss/fat burning (burning up to 550 calories per hour), strength and endurance building workout, excellent cardio-respiratory workout, and a fun way to exercise. The class has a higher calorie burning effect due to the constant resistance of the water. Participants with annual passes receive a 20% discount. Minimum 5; maximum 20. Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class. Session Day Time Fee Jan. 2 – Jan. 30 M, W 6:00-7:00 p.m. $45 Feb. 1 – Feb. 27 M, W 6:00-7:00 p.m. $40 Mar. 1 – Mar. 29 M, W 6:00-7:00 p.m. $45 Apr. 3 – Apr. 26 M, W 6:00-7:00 p.m. $40

Water Arthritis / Ai Chi This class is designed to increase range of motion, strength, balance and flexibility without discomfort from weight and gravity on joints and muscles. This class is one day per week and in meant for beginners and those individuals wanting to pair their exercise program with another class. This class is the same cost as regular admission. This is not a cardio class and adjustments will be made for individuals to meet their personal fitness goals. This class is conducted under the guidance of a certified Aquatic Exercise Association Arthritis Foundation Program Leader. Minimum 5; maximum 25. Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class Session Day Time Fee Jan. 4 – Jan. 25 W 11:00-11:45 a.m. $16 Feb. 1 – Feb. 22 W 11:00-11:45 a.m. $16 Mar. 15* – Mar. 29 W 11:00-11:45 a.m. $12 Apr. 5 – Apr. 26 W 11:00-11:45 a.m. $16 *NO CLASS: March 1 and March 8

NEW What is your goal for the New Year? Lose weight, get healthy, become more fit? Let us help you. This 6 week class will help you identify your goals and achieve them. We will provide you with a personalized wellness diary to record your weekly weight, body fat, body mass index, skeletal muscle, visceral fat, resting metabolism, body age, body measurements, calorie input and exercise. You will receive support from others in the program to help you achieve your goals. Professional guest speakers will cover topics such as nutritional label reading, personal fitness equipment, choosing the right exercise program, how to minimize injury to your body during exercise, hands on healthy cooking, and where to go after this class. Registration Deadline: December 19 Session Day Time Fee Jan. 2 – Feb. 6 Mondays 7:15-8:15 p.m. $40* *Fee is reduced to $30 if you are currently enrolled in a water fitness class or have an annual pass.

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AMERICAN RED CROSS SWIMMING LESSONS Note: To ensure the best learning experience for your child, and more importantly, their safety, please carefully review the skill levels for each class. Your child must be proficient in all of the skills listed in a lower level before being registered for a higher level. Should pool staff determine your child is not in the appropriate level, your child will be asked to move to a different class, if available, and a processing fee will be applied. Registration fees are non-refundable. Thank you.

PARENT AND CHILD LESSONS

(AGES 6 MONTHS -4 YEARS) This class will focus on ways for you to enjoy water with your child. This class emphasizes parental teaching methods for water adjustment and basic skills. An adult must be in the water with the child throughout the class time. This class is designed to make your child more

PRESCHOOL LESSONS (AGES 3-5)

LEVELS 1, 2 AND 3 Minimum 2; Maximum 4 • Cost: $45 Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class.

comfortable in and enjoy being around the water. Minimum 5; Maximum 10. Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class LEVEL 1 Children 6 mos. – 18 mos. • Cost: $45 LEVEL 2 Children 18 mos. – 4 yrs. • Cost: $45

SEE RED CROSS SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE ON PAGE 23

LEVEL 1 —

LEVEL 2 —

LEVEL 3 —

• Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose for 3 seconds • Submerge mouth, nose and eyes • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects in shallow water • Front and back glides 2 body lengths and recover to a vertical position • Front and back float for 3 seconds and recover to a vertical position • Roll from front to back and back to front • Tread with arm and hand actions • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back • Complete the series of skills with support. Enter the water independently, using steps or side, travel at least 5 yards, submerge to mouth and blow bubbles, then safely exit the water

• Enter water by stepping into shoulder deep water • Exit water using ladder, steps or side • Bobbing 5 times • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects in chest deep water • Front and back floats (3 seconds on front 5 seconds on back) and glides (2 body lengths) • Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position • Roll from front to back and back to front • Tread water using arm and leg actions • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back (3 body lengths) • Finning arm action on back (3 body lengths) • Complete the series of skills with minimal assistance. Glide on front for at least 2 body lengths, roll to back, float on back for 15 seconds, then recover to a vertical position. • Complete the series of skills with minimal assistance. Glide on back for at least 2 body lengths, roll to front, and then recover to a vertical position. • Complete the series of skills with minimal assistance. Swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for at least 3 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to front, then continue swimming on front for at least 3 body lengths.

• Enter water by jumping into shoulder deep water • Fully submerge and hold breath for 10 seconds • Bobbing 10 times in chest deep water • Front, jellyfish and tuck floats for 10 seconds • Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position • Back float (15 seconds) and glide (3 body lengths) • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back • Tread water for 30 seconds in shoulder deep water • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back for 5 body lengths • Finning arm action on back for 5 body lengths • Complete the series of skills independently. Step from the side into chest deep water, push off the bottom, move into a treading or floating position for 15 seconds, swim on front and/or back for 5 body lengths, then exit the water. • Complete the series of skills independently. Move into a back float for 15 seconds, roll to front, and then recover to a vertical position. • Complete the series of skills independently. Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to front, continue swimming for 5 body lengths.

Orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills. Note: All skills may be performed with support.

Helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around water. Note: All skills to be completed with minimal support.

Helps children start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills to be comfortable in and around water. Note: All skills to be completed independently.


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AMERICAN RED CROSS SWIMMING LESSONS LEARN TO SWIM LESSONS (AGES 5 AND UP)

Participants must be 5 yrs. of age AND minimum of 45” tall. Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class.

COST: $40

Note: To ensure the best learning experience for your child, and more importantly, their safety, please carefully review of the skill levels for each class. Your child must be proficient in all the skills listed in a lower level before being registered for a higher level. Should pool staff determine your child is not in the appropriate level, your child will be asked to move to a different class, if available, and a processing fee will be applied. Registration fees are non-refundable. Thank you.

Helps participants feel comfortable in the water.

• Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side independently • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose independently • Bobbing independently • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects independently • Front and back glides and floats independently • Recover to vertical position independently • Roll from front to back and back to front independently • Tread water using arm and hand actions with minimal support • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back Upon successful completion of all skills in this level, advance to Level 2.

Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper water

• Everything listed in learn to swim levels 1 and 2 plus: • Bobbing while moving toward safety successfully and independently • Jump from side in deep water, fully submerge, then recover to the surface and return to the side. • Rotary breathing 15 times. • Survival float successfully and LEARN TO SWIM independently for LEVEL 2 — 30 seconds. FUNDAMENTAL • Back float successfully AQUATIC SKILLS and independently Gives participants for minimum of 30 seconds success with fundamental skills. • Change from vertical • Everything listed in to horizontal position learn to swim level on front and back one plus: successfully and independently • Front, jellyfish and tuck floats • Tread water for independently minimum of 30 seconds successfully • Change direction and independently of travel while swimming on • Push off in front and back streamlined position independently on front and back and flutter kick • Tread water using 3-5 body lengths. arm and leg actions independently • Front crawl and elementary • Combined arm backstroke minimum and leg actions of 15 yards on front and back successfully and independently independently • Finning arm action • Jump into deep independently water from the side, Upon successful recover, tread water completion of all skills for 30 seconds and in this level, advance swim to side of the to Level 3A. pool. • Push off in a streamlined position, swim front crawl for 15 yards, change direction and swim 15 yards elementary backstroke. Upon successful completion of all skills in this level, advance to Level 3B.

SEE RED CROSS SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE ON PAGE 23 LEARN TO SWIM LEVEL 1 —INTRO TO AQUATIC SKILLS

LEARN TO SWIM LEVEL 3A —STROKE DEVELOPMENT

LEARN TO SWIM LEVEL 3B —STROKE DEVELOPMENT

Builds on the skills in Level 3A through additional guided practice in deeper water.

• Everything listed in learn to swim levels 1, 2 and 3A plus: • Headfirst entries from the side in sitting and kneeling positions successfully and independently • Survival float for 1 minute successfully and independently. • While in a vertical position, rotate 1 full turn in deep water. • Tread water for minimum of 1 minute successfully and independently • Flutter, scissor, dolphin and breaststroke kicks on front / side minimum 15 yards successfully and independently • Front crawl with rotary breathing and elementary backstroke minimum of 15 yards successfully and independently. • Jump into the deep water from the side, recover, tread water for 1 minute, and rotate one full turn, swim front crawl and/or elementary backstroke for 25 yards. • Push off in a streamlined position then swim front crawl for 15 yards, change position and/or direction as necessary, swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards. Upon successful completion of all skills in this level, advance to Level 4.

CLASS SIZES: LEVELS 1 & 2: Min 4 / Max 6 LEVEL 3A & 3B: Min 4 / Max 8 LEVEL 4 & 5: Min 5 / Max 10 LEARN TO SWIM LEARN TO SWIM LEVEL 4 —STROKE LEVEL 5 —STROKE DEVELOPMENT DEVELOPMENT Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills.

• Everything in learn to swim levels 1,2 and 3, plus: • Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions successfully and independently • Swim under water minimum 5 body lengths successfully and independently • Feet-first surface dive successfully and independently • Survival swimming minimum 30 seconds successfully and independently • Front crawl and backstroke open turns successfully and independently • Tread water using 2 different kicks minimum of 2 minutes successfully and independently • Front and elementary backstroke minimum 25 yards successfully and independently • Back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly minimum of 15 yards successfully and independently • Streamlined flutter and dolphin kicks on back minimum 3-5 body lengths successfully and independently. Upon successful completion of all skills in this level, advance to Level 5.

Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes. • Everything in learn to swim levels 1, 2, 3 and 4, plus: • Shallow-angle dive from the side then glide and begin a front stroke successfully and independently • Tuck and pike surface dives, submerge completely successfully and independently • Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming successfully and independently • Front and elementary backstroke minimum of 50 yards successfully and independently • Back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly minimum of 25 yards successfully and independently • Sculling successfully and independently


RED CROSS SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE: Note: To ensure the best learning experience for your child, and more importantly, their safety, please carefully review of the skill levels for each class. Your child must be proficient in all of the skills listed in a lower level before being registered for a higher level. Should pool staff determine your child is not in the appropriate level, your child will be asked to move to a different class, if available, and a processing fee will be applied. Registration fees are non-refundable. Thank you.

DAYTIME SWIM LESSONS: JANUARY 30 – FEBRUARY 22

Level Parent and Child Level 2 Preschool Level 2 Preschool Level 1

Day M, W M, W M, W

Time 9:10-9:40 a.m. 9:45-10:15 a.m. 10:20-10:50 a.m.

Fee $45 $45 $45

Day T, Th T, Th T, Th

Time 9:10-9:40 a.m. 9:45-10:05 a.m. 10:20-10:50 a.m.

Fee $45 $45 $45

Day M, W M, W M, W

Time 9:10-9:40 a.m. 9:45-10:15 a.m. 10:20-10:50 a.m.

Fee $45 $45 $45

Day T, Th T, Th T, Th

Time 9:10-9:40 a.m. 9:45-10:15 a.m. 10:20-10:50 a.m.

Fee $45 $45 $45

Day M, W M, W M, W

Time 9:10-9:40 a.m. 9:45-10:15 a.m. 10:20-10:50 a.m.

Fee $45 $45 $45

Day T, Th T, Th T, Th

Time 9:10-9:40 a.m. 9:45-10:05 a.m. 10:20-10:50 a.m.

Fee $45 $45 $45

Time 10:00-10:30 a.m. 10:00-10:30 a.m. 10:00-10:30 a.m. 10:35-11:05 a.m. 10:35-11:05 a.m. 10:35-11:05 a.m. 11:10-11:40 a.m. 11:10-11:40 a.m. 11:10-11:40 a.m.

Fee $45 $40 $40 $45 $45 $40 $45 $40 $40

JANUARY 31 – FEBRUARY 23

Level Preschool Level 3 Preschool Level 1 Preschool Level 2

MARCH 20 – APRIL 12

Level Parent and Child Level 2 Preschool Level 2 Preschool Level 3

MARCH 21 – APRIL 13

Level Parent and Child Level 1 Preschool Level 2 Preschool Level 1

APRIL 17 – MAY 10

Level Parent and Child Level 2 Preschool Level 2 Preschool Level 1

APRIL 18 – MAY 11

Level Preschool Level 3 Preschool Level 1 Preschool Level 2

WEEKENDS: JANUARY 7 – FEBRUARY 25

Level Parent and Child Level 2 LTS Level 1 LTS Level 4 Preschool Level 3 Preschool Level 1 LTS Level 3A Preschool Level 2 LTS Level 2 LTS Level 3B

Day Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat

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WEEKENDS: MARCH 11 – APRIL 29

Level Preschool Level 3 LTS Level 2 LTS Level 3A LTS Level 1 Parent and Child Level 1 LTS Level 3B Preschool Level 2 Preschool Level 1 LTS Level 5

Day Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat

Time 10:00-10:30 a.m. 10:00-10:30 a.m. 10:00-10:30 a.m. 10:35-11:05 a.m. 10:35-11:05 a.m. 10:35-11:05 a.m. 11:10-11:40 a.m. 11:10-11:40 a.m. 11:10-11:40 a.m.

Fee $45 $40 $40 $40 $45 $40 $45 $45 $40

Time 6:00-6:30 p.m. 6:00-6:30 p.m. 6:00-6:30 p.m. 6:35-7:05 p.m. 6:35-7:05 p.m. 6:35-7:05 p.m.

Fee $45 $40 $40 $45 $40 $40

Time 6:00-6:30 p.m. 6:00-6:30 p.m. 6:00-6:30 p.m. 6:35-7:05 p.m. 6:35-7:05 p.m. 6:35-7:05 p.m.

Fee $45 $40 $40 $45 $40 $40

Day M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th

Time 6:00-6:30 p.m. 6:00-6:30 p.m. 6:00-6:30 p.m. 6:35-7:05 p.m. 6:35-7:05 p.m. 6:35-7:05 p.m.

Fee $40 $40 $45 $45 $45 $40

Day M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th

Time 6:00-6:30 p.m. 6:00-6:30 p.m. 6:00-6:30 p.m. 6:35-7:05 p.m. 6:35-7:05 p.m. 6:35-7:05 p.m.

Fee $45 $40 $40 $45 $40 $40

EVENINGS: JANUARY 16 – JANUARY 26 Level Day Preschool Level 1 M-Th LTS Level 1 M-Th LTS Level 3B M-Th Preschool Level 2 M-Th LTS Level 2 M-Th LTS Level 3A M-Th

FEBRUARY 13 – FEBRUARY 23

Level Parent and Child Level 2 LTS Level 2 LTS Level 3A Preschool Level 1 LTS Level 1 LTS Level 4

Day M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th

MARCH 20 – MARCH 30

Level LTS Level 1 LTS Level 2 Parent and Child Level 1 Preschool Level 2 Preschool Level 3 LTS Level 3B

APRIL 3 – APRIL 13

Level Preschool Level 1 LTS Level 1 LTS Level 5 Preschool Level 2 LTS Level 2 LTS Level 3A

ALL SWIM LESSONS MEET FOR 8 CLASSES PER SESSION


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Date: 10/6/2015


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YOUTH

P R O G R A M S

NEW! Parent/Child Developmental Music (Ages 0-3)

NEW! Mommy and Me Creative Movement (18 mos-3 yrs)

Our board certified music therapists (MT-BC) design classes to provide children of all abilities with developmentally appropriate and enriching opportunities to sing, move and explore musical play. Classes are taught by highly trained MT-BCs who provide quality live music.  Sessions are playful and designed to meet developmental needs of the students as well as provide a positive bonding experience with parents/ caregivers.  Class size is limited to 10 in order to ensure individualized attention and will surely be a highlight of your day! Min. 4/Max. 12 . Instructor: Kids in Harmony. Registration Deadlines: January 26, March 16

Mommy and me is the 4-week class designed for 18 months to three years old. Parents and their child will learn basic dance skills, how to stand on their spot, and listening to directions while having lots of fun. Instructor: BU Dance Studio. Registration Deadline: January 30

Session Ages Location Feb. 2 – Mar. 9 0-18 mos Lions Park Shelter House Feb. 2 – Mar. 9 18 mos-3 yr Lions Park Shelter House Mar. 23 – Apr. 27 0-18 mos Lions Park Shelter House Mar. 23 – Apr. 27 18 mos-3 yr Lions Park Shelter House

Session Location Feb. 6 – Feb. 27 BU Dance Studio 8040 Douglas Ave

Day/Time Fee Mondays $40 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Day/Time Fee Thursdays $60 9:30-10:00 a.m. Thursdays $60 10:00-10:30 a.m. Thursdays $60 9:30-10:00 a.m. Thursdays $60 10:00 -10:30 a.m.

YOU SNOOZE… WE LOSE Nothing kills a program quicker than waiting until the last minute to register for it! If there are not enough registrations at the registration deadline, the program will most likely be cancelled. Please register by the registration deadline to ensure the success of the program! Thank you!

www.UrbandaleParksAndRec.org


For Registration Information Turn to Pages 6 & 7.

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Good Time Gang (Ages 2-3½) This all-time favorite activity-plus development based program includes activities such as free play, simple crafts, stories, games, and songs all centered around our weekly theme. Our program will focus on coordination, socialization, large muscle development, and just plain FUN! Children will do crafts that include paint and glue – please dress accordingly! Participants MUST be 2 years of age before the first day of class. (This is a program in which parents drop off their children.) Maximum 12 participants per session. First session lasts 9 or 10 weeks, second session lasts 8 weeks. Instructors: Ronda Stumberg, Ronda Ammann, and Diane Kruse. Registration Deadlines: December 29, January 3, December 29, March 14, March 16 Session Jan. 10 – Mar. 7 Jan. 5 – Mar. 9 Mar. 21 – May 9 Mar. 23 – May 11

Location Day/Time Lions Park Tuesdays Shelter House 9:15-11:15 a.m. Lions Park Thursdays Shelter House 9:15-11:15 a.m. Lions Park Tuesdays Shelter House 9:15-11:15 a.m. Lions Park Thursdays Shelter House 9:15-11:15 a.m.

Fee $114 $127 $101 $101

Good Time Gang - Two Day Program (Ages 3½-5) (To add another day of preschool, please check out Good Time Gang and MORE!) We will immerse your child in both structured and unstructured activities centered around our weekly theme to prepare them to venture into the kindergarten classroom. Participants will engage in simple crafts, free play, games, music, circle time (story, calendar, letter of the week, etc.) and table time (patterns, numbers, and letters) all with a focus on pre-academic skills. Children will create crafts that include paint and glue – please dress accordingly! Participants MUST be 3½ years of age before the first day of class and MUST be potty trained. (This is a program in which parents drop off their children.) Maximum 12 participants per session. First session lasts 10 weeks, second session lasts 8 weeks. Instructors: Ronda Stumberg and Diane Kruse. Registration Deadlines: December 29, March 14 Session Jan. 5 – Mar. 9 Mar. 21 – May 11

Location Day/Time Fee Lions Park T, Th $276 Shelter House 12:15-2:30 p.m. Lions Park T, Th $232 Shelter House 12:15-2:30 p.m.

Good Time Gang - Two Day Program (Ages 3-4) (To add another day of preschool please, check out Good Time Gang and MORE!) We will immerse your child in both structured and unstructured activities centered around our weekly theme. Participants will engage in simple crafts, free play, games, music, circle time (story, calendar, letter of the week, etc.), all with a focus on pre-academic skills. Participant MUST be 3 years of age before the first day of class and MUST be potty trained. Children will create crafts that include paint and glue – please dress accordingly! Maximum 12 participants per session. (This is a program in which parents drop off their children.) First session lasts 10 weeks, second session lasts 8 weeks. Instructors: Ronda Ammann and Diane Kruse. Registration Deadlines: December 28, March 13 Session Location Day/Time Fee Jan. 4 – Mar. 8 Lions Park M, W $215 Shelter House 9:15-11:15 a.m. Mar. 20 – May 10 Lions Park M, W $203 Shelter House 9:15-11:15 a.m. NO CLASS: January 16 or February 20

Good Time Gang and MORE! (Ages 3-5) This class is the perfect option if you would like another day of preschool for your child! Participants will engage in simple crafts, free play, games, music, circle time (story, calendar, letter of the day, etc.), all with a focus on pre-academic skills centered around our weekly theme. Children will create crafts that include paint and glue – please dress accordingly! Participants MUST be 3 years of age and MUST be potty trained before the first day of class. (This is a program in which parents drop off their children.) First session lasts 9 weeks, second session lasts 7 weeks. Maximum 12 participants per session. Instructors: Ronda Stumberg and Ronda Ammann. Registration Deadlines: December 30, March 17 Session Jan. 6 – Mar. 3 Mar. 24 – May 5

Location Lions Park Shelter House Lions Park Shelter House

Day/Time Fee Fridays $114 9:15-11:15 a.m. Fridays $89 9:15-11:15 a.m.


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NEW! PreK Art Play (Ages 3-5)

BU Ninjas – Boys Tumbling and Hip Hop (Ages 3-4) This 4-week class is all for boys that focuses on basic hip-hop skills, games, and tumbling. This is great for your highenergy boys! Instructor: BU Dance Studio. Registration Deadline: January 25

Children’s first art class inspired by play. Dabble in paint, roll with the clay, pitter patter with some crayons! We will cultivate your child’s desire to learn about and explore the visual world through engaging in age appropriate art making.  Each 5-week class can help build and strengthen confidence, hand-eye coordination, vocabulary, and social skills all which are valuable foundations to development during this time in a child’s life. Instructor: Gina Bartlett. Registration Deadlines: December 30, February 10, March 17

Session Location Day/Time Fee Feb. 1 – Feb. 22 BU Dance Studio Wednesdays $40 8040 Douglas Ave 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Session Jan. 6 – Feb. 3 Feb. 17– March 17 March 24 – April 21

Tiny Tots Tap/Ballet (Ages 3-4)

Princess for a Day!

Tiny tots tap and ballet is a beginner level tap and ballet class for ages three and four years old. In this 4-week class, we will learn beginning tap steps and beginning classical ballet while playing interactive games. Students will need tap shoes for this class. Instructor: BU Dance Studio. Registration Deadline: January 30 Session Location Day/Time Fee Feb. 6 – Feb. 27 BU Dance Studio Mondays $40 8040 Douglas Ave 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Location Giovannetti Community Shelter Giovannetti Community Shelter Giovannetti Community Shelter

Day/Time Fee Fridays $75 10:00-11:00 a.m. Fridays $75 10:00-11:00 a.m. Fridays $75 10:00-11:00 a.m.

(Ages 3-10)

Girls will love this class! They will create a tiara, a sash with their name and a royal wand! Registration Deadline: March 6 Session Location March 11 Lions Park Shelter House

Day/Time Fee Saturday $10 5:30-6:30 p.m.


For Registration Information Turn to Pages 6 & 7.

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THE GREAT

EGG HUNT Rounded Minds: Sports Exploration! (Ages 3-5) Experience the new beneficial bilingual teaching methods of Rounded Minds. This 5-week program is a great way for children to experience a variety of new sports and activities in a format that is structured, engaging, and most of all…. FUN! This program prepares children for organized Sports without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt.  Children will have an opportunity to explore a new sport each day, learn some basic skills, and participate in fun games that will reinforce listening, teamwork, and the joy of being active!  We focus on fundamental motor skills and coordination. This will provide them confidence to participate in athletics as they grow older.  Every Rounded Minds™ class is designed and led by attentive experts committed to providing safe, creative and fun educational experiences.  Our unique programming focuses on building strong bodies and minds, simultaneously along with the benefits of natural bilingual learning at an early age.  Your child will enjoy a sport and will be learning Spanish simultaneously! Instructor: Raul Cunarro. Registration Deadline: March 13 Session March 20 – April 17

Location Day/Time Rolling Green Mondays Gym 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Fee $50

Rounded Minds – Soccer (Ages 4-6) This high-energy 4-week fitness program is led by professional soccer coaches who introduce children to fundamental soccer principles, such as using their feet, dribbling, passing, ball control, and shooting by using creative games, positive reinforcement, and even songs. Children will learn the basic rules of the game while practicing sportsmanship and teamwork. Instructor: Raul Cunarro. Registration Deadline: April 3 Session Location Day/Time Fee April 8 – April 29 Lions Gazebo Saturdays $45 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Knight for a Day! (Ages 3-10) In this class your child will have an opportunity to create and paint a shield, a knight’s helmet, armor and a sword! Registration Deadline: January 9 Session Location January 14 Lions Park Shelter House

Day/Time Fee Saturday $10 5:30-6:30 p.m.

(Ages 10 and under) Kids fill up your baskets with all the CANDY AND EGGS THEY SEE! Some eggs even have a FEW SPECIAL PRIZES IN THEM! MEET AT THE PARKING LOT AT Giovannetti Community Shelter FOR THE SEND OFF!

DATE: Saturday, April 15 WHEN: 10:00 a.m. Where: Giovannetti Community Shelter, Walker Johnston Park, 8900 Douglas Avenue Cost: FREE! COME EARLY AS WE START RIGHT AT 10:00 A.M. AND EGGS ARE FOUND QUICKLY!


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Arts

IN THE PARK (Ages 6-11)

Valentines Day Craft – Join your friends as we make crafts for the special people in your lives, or even something for you! Registration Deadline: January 25 Session Location February 1 Lions Park Shelter House

Day/Time Fee Wednesday $7 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Bird Feeder – Create a one-of-a-kind bird feeder using your choice of supplies. Choose from mosaic tiles, paint and even clay in this class. We’ll provide the supplies you need to complete your bird feeder before spring arrives. Registration Deadline: March 22 Session Location March 29 Lions Park Shelter House

Day/Time Fee Wednesday $10 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Tie Dye – Bring your own t-shirt, socks, shorts, etc. to tie dye! Registration Deadline: April 5 Session Location April 12 Lions Park Shelter House

Day/Time Fee Wednesday $7 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Daddy Daughter Dance Fathers and daughters and grandfathers and granddaughters of all ages are all invited to enjoy an evening together. While a D.J. entertains the crowd with great music and fun, a variety of finger foods and desserts will be served during the festivities. Photos will be available at the dance for a small fee. Event fills quickly – please register early! Maximum 160 participants. Fee is per person. You will be mailed tickets and must present them for admission into the dance. Registration Deadline: January 30 Date: Saturday, February 4 Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Location: Senior Recreation Center Cost: $16 per person

Tumbling (Ages 4-12) This is a great 8-week class for your child to learn a little independence. The class will concentrate on mastering the basic tumbling positions and skills such as Tuck, Pike, Straddle, Lunge, Table Tops, Forward Roll, Backward Roll, and learning the beginning stages of a Cartwheel, Handstand, Bridge, Back Handspring, and more!  We will challenge the use of large motor skills, fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, memory, and repetitiveness through the use of visual and hands on learning techniques. Your child will be working on their own while being monitored and assisted by our trained and skilled coaches. Your child will be taught the safe way to perform these skills to prevent injury and to help prevent bad tumbling habits. This is a great opportunity for your child to have fun, get some exercise, and build some self confidence while learning the basics of tumbling.  Instructed by Apex Athletics USASF certified coaches. 20 students maximum. Registration Deadline: January 3 Session Jan. 10 – Feb. 28  

Location Lions Park Shelter House

Day/Time Tuesdays 6:00-6:45 p.m.

Fee $72


For Registration Information Turn to Pages 6 & 7.

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Mother/Daughter Tea Come celebrate the girls in your life by joining us for a Mother/Daughter tea party and decorating a May Basket. Mothers and daughters are encouraged to dress up for a garden party. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cheerleading (Ages 4-12) This is a great introduction to cheerleading! We will meet for 45 minutes once a week for an 8 week session. During their practice, participants work on cheers, dances, basic stunts, jumps, and motions. 20 students max. Instructed by Apex Athletics USASF certified coaches. Registration Deadline: January 3 Session Jan. 10 – Feb. 28

Location Lions Park Shelter House

Day/Time Tuesdays 6:45-7:30 p.m.

Fee $72

Mini Mix Tap/Jazz/Ballet (K-5th grade) In this 4-week class, participants will learn tap, jazz and ballet skills while interacting with other students. This is a great class for a beginner level students who may be interested in pursuing dance. Students will need tap shoes for this class. Instructor: BU Dance Studio. Registration Deadline: January 31 Session Feb. 7 – Feb. 28

Fee is per person. Minimum: 8 children. Registration Deadline: May 8 Session Location May 13 Giovannettti Community Room

Day/Time Saturday 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Location BU Dance Studio 8040 Douglas Ave

Day/Time Fee Tuesdays $60 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Fee $10 per person

NEW! Sketchbook Club for Homeschoolers (Ages 6-11) Inspired by all the kids who keep cool sketchbooks at home filled with their own personal drawings! Come to practice or learn new drawing and sketching activities! We will use a variety of drawing tools to experiment with in each 5-week session.  Sketching is a foundational art skill that helps build ideas and develops confidence. Instructor: Gina Bartlett. Registration Deadlines: December 30, February 10, March 17

Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating! Parent/Child (Ages 3-12)

Bring the whole family and decorate cookies for the holiday! Participants will take home the cookies that they decorate. Please bring tupperware dish. $4 per participant. Registration Deadline: February 6 Session Location Day/Time February 11 Giovannetti Saturday Community 10:00-11:00 a.m. Shelter

Fee $4 per person

Session Location Day/Time Jan. 6 – Feb. 3 Giovannetti Fridays Community Shelter 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Feb. 17 – Mar. 17 Giovannetti Fridays Community Shelter 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Mar. 24 – Apr. 21 Giovannetti Fridays Community Shelter 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Fee $75 $75 $75


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Cartooning (Ages 6-11) Learn and practice the basics of cartooning. As we learn some basic tips and tricks, let's draw our favorite cartoons and progress to creating our own characters! 5 week sessions. Instructor: Gina Bartlett. Registration Deadlines: December 30, February 10  

Beginner Roller Skate! (Ages 5-17) Learn the basics of roller skating (stop, stride, getting up and bending down). Skate rental included if needed. Skate North is located at 5621 Meredith Drive in Des Moines. Registration Deadline: January 3 Session Location Jan. 10 – Feb. 28 Skate North NO CLASS: February 14

Day/Time Tuesdays 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Fee $40

Session Jan. 6 – Feb 3 Feb. 17 – March 17

Location High School Room 101 High School Room 101

Day/Time Fridays 7:00-7:45 p.m. Fridays 7:00-7:45 p.m.

Fee $75 $75

NEW! Art Club (Ages 6-11) Student driven art club will sample a variety of art mediums and techniques. Students will work collaboratively with a professional art instructor on the topics and arts they enjoy most.  In each 5-week session, students will use these topics of interests in connections to art to learn about and engage in the artistic process. Instructor: Gina Bartlett. Registration Deadlines: December 30, February 10, March 17 Session Jan. 6 – Feb. 3 Feb. 17 – March 17 March 24 – April 21

Location Day/Time High School Fridays Room 101 5:30-6:45 p.m. High School Fridays Room 101 5:30 -6:45 p.m. High School Fridays Room 101 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Fee $75 $75 $75

NEW! Figure Drawing for Kids (Ages 6-11) Inspired by all the fun outdoor activities that Spring brings! Figure drawing is an important drawing foundation for artists.  Students will participate in engaging activities and explore a variety of drawing materials.  Also, some physical activity will be involved to help participants study and draw our figures! 5-week class. Instructor: Gina Bartlett. Registration Deadline: March 17 Session Location March 24 – April 21 High School Room 101

Day/Time Fridays 7:00-7:45 p.m.

Fee $75


For Registration Information Turn to Pages 6 & 7.

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Boys Breakdance and Hip Hop (Ages 6-14)

Magicamp! SPRING BREAK! (Ages 7-15)

Boys hip-hop and breakdancing is an all-boys class with a male instructor. Students will focus on hip-hop and breakdancing skills for beginner through advanced students! 4 week class. Instructor: BU Dance Studio. Registration Deadline: January 25

Magicamp is for anyone who likes to have fun. You’ll spend two days learning from professional magician Lee Cole on how to entertain and amaze your friends, family and classmates. You’ll learn stuff that you can do anywhere, at anytime and for the rest of your life. All magic materials are provided. Drop off an ordinary child and pick up Harry Potter/Hermione! Registration Deadline: March 6

Session Location Feb. 1 – Feb. 22 BU Dance Studio 8040 Douglas Ave

Day/Time Fee Wednesdays $60 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Session: March 13 & March 15 Location: Giovannetti Community Shelter Day/Time: M & W / 1:00-3:45 p.m. Fee: $45

NEW! Youth Tennis Clinic (Ages 6-10) Little Chefs (Ages 7-12) This class is for children ages 7-12. We will learn the basics of cooking and baking, such as measuring liquids and solids; reading a recipe; using multiple cooking supplies and utensils; and making healthy choices when cooking. During each session fun recipes will be sent home to practice. (There will be different recipes for each session!) Staff Instructor. Registration Deadlines: February 8, March 22 Session February 15 March 29

Location Senior Center Kitchen Senior Center Kitchen

Day/Time Wednesday 5:00-6:00 p.m. Wednesday 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Fee $15 $15

Our youth tennis program operates as a clinic for ages 6-10. Our instructors teach kids basic knowledge, skills, and techniques of the sport. Mini games and drills are played with instructors and other program participants. Please bring your own racquet. Instructor: Chris Bell. Registration Deadline: April 10 Session Location April 20 – May 11 Walker Johnston Tennis Courts

Day/Time Thursdays 5:30-6:30 pm.

Fee $50


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Tae Kwon Do (Ages 7-11) Putting kids in Tae Kwon Do will help their grades and their behavior. Not only will kids be able to protect themselves from strangers, but they will also learn respect, discipline, and self-control. Join instructor Jim Douglas, 6th degree black belt and Master Instructor, and have a great time learning the Korean art of self-defense in this class. Selfcontrol, discipline and overall physical fitness are stressed rather than aggressive behavior. Price includes the first Tae Kwon Do uniform and promotion fee. 1st sessions meets for 5 weeks, 2nd session meets for 8 weeks. Maximum 25 participants. Registration Deadlines: January 2, February 13 Session Location Day/Time Jan. 9 – Feb. 8 Senior Center Mondays Comm. Room 4:30-5:15 p.m. Wednesdays 4:15-5:00 p.m. Feb. 20 – Apr. 12 Senior Center Mondays Comm. Room 4:30-5:15 p.m. Wednesdays 4:15-5:00 p.m.

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Self Defense for Girls (Ages 12-18) This course is designed specifically for girls in Middle School and High School ages 12 - 18. Participants will learn the skills they need to keep themselves safe. The program will focus on awareness, prevention, reducing your risks and avoiding risks. Participants will also learn simple and effective physical, verbal and escape techniques. Teens are uniquely vulnerable to assault and it’s estimated that over a third of all assaults occur before the age of 18. Join this 3-week class and learn how to protect yourself! Please wear comfortable clothing to this course. Instructor: Jim Douglas. Registration Deadline: February 13 Session Location Day/Time Fee Feb. 20 – Mar. 6 Senior Center Mondays $25 Comm. Room 5:15-6:00 p.m.

NEW! African Dance (Ages 6-12) This 5-week class welcomes all levels to participate in an energetic union of music, dance and oral tradition of the people of West Africa. Students will learn the rich history of traditional dances, accompanied with live djembe and dundun drumming. Students will express strength, improve stamina, and gain confidence. Instructor: Lousie Germanine Sokpo. Registration Deadline: January 9 Session Jan. 16 – Feb. 6

Location Giovannetti Comm. Center

Day/Time Fee Mondays $40 4:00-5:00 p.m.


For Registration Information Turn to Pages 6 & 7.

RED CROSS BABYSITTING COURSE (Ages 11-15)

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This course gives youth ages 11 to 15 years old the knowledge and confidence to care for infants and school-age children. Combining video, activities, hands-on skills training and discussion for a complete learning experience, Babysitter’s Training teaches youth how to: • Respond To Emergencies And Illness With First Aid, Rescue Breathing, And Other Appropriate Care • Make Decisions Under Pressure • Communicate With Parents And Learn Household Rules • Recognize Safety And Hygiene Issues • Manage Young Children • Feed, Diaper, And Care For Infants • Start Their Babysitting Business Maximum 10 participants. Participants need to bring a sack lunch with them to class. Registration Deadline: March 6 Session Location Day/Time Fee March 11 Giovannetti Saturday $85 Community Center 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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ADULT

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Yoga with Beth

Yoga Basics with Beth Discover your strength, flexibility, and balance while you learn to decrease stress through movement and relaxation. This class series is designed for the absolute beginner. In the classes, you will experience gentle warm-ups and receive step-by-step instructions for yoga postures and basic relaxation techniques. Your questions and interaction will be welcome. Yoga is popular for a simple reason. The practice will always meet you where you are, then help you move forward! Whether your intention is to maintain wellness, seek a healing refuge from all of the busyness in your life, or learn how to grow personally or spiritually, now is the time to honor your intention. As a registered yoga teacher, Beth will provide safe instructions, sensitivity, acceptance and encouragement to those who desire to learn about this practice. You will need your own yoga mat which can be found at many discount retailers, as well as a firm blanket or beach towel. Instructor: Beth Damm. Registration Deadlines: December 28, February 1, March 1, March 29 Session Jan. 4 – Jan. 25 Feb. 8 – Mar. 1 Mar. 8 – Mar. 29 April 5 – May 3 NO CLASS: April 26

Location Senior Center Comm. Room Senior Center Comm. Room Senior Center Comm. Room Senior Center Comm. Room

Day/Time Fee Wednesdays $32 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays $32 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays $32 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays $32 6:30-7:30 p.m.

For many years, yoga has helped people of all ages and walks of life improve their sense of health and well-being. Yoga combines fluid movements with focused and attentive breathing. This aligns the mind and spirit with the physical body, creating a perfect “union”, or “yoga”. In today’s hectic world, daily stresses and constant mental distractions put tension into our bodies, sometimes to the point of making us ill. The purpose of yoga is to soothe the inner spirit by calming the mind and body. Yoga poses help slow us down, and we naturally become more focused and relaxed. As students grow in their yoga experience, the poses become more challenging, allowing the body to grow stronger and more limber. At any level, the benefits of yoga are the samestronger muscular endurance, sharpened mental clarity, deeper flexibility, improved circulation and immunity and above all a heightened sense of well-being. Let yoga start you on a journey you can enjoy for a lifetime-body, mind and spirit! This class is for active individuals who are injury-free. Sessions last 6 weeks. Instructor: Beth Damm. Registration Deadlines: January 2, December 29, February 6, February 9, March 20, March 23 Session Location Jan. 9 – Feb. 6 Lions Park Shelter House Jan. 5 – Feb. 9 Senior Center Comm. Room Feb. 13 – Mar. 20 Lions Park Shelter House Feb. 16 – Mar. 23 Senior Center Comm. Room Mar. 27 – May 1 Lions Park Shelter House Mar. 30 – May 4 Senior Center Comm. Room NO CLASS: February 23

Day/Time Fee Mondays $44 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursdays $52 6:45-7:45 p.m. Mondays $52 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursdays $44 6:45-7:45 p.m. Mondays $52 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursdays $52 6:45-7:45 p.m.

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For Registration Information Turn to Pages 6 & 7.

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Gentle Yoga Beginning a yoga practice can be intimidating and overwhelming. To help you get started, we’ve created an introductory series for several different yoga styles. If you’ve always wanted to try yoga, but felt you weren’t physically able to, a gentle yoga class is the place to start. We will work at a slower pace, spend extra time to explain and work through poses, give modifications when needed, and give you support as you develop your new yoga practice. Rebecca has been teaching yoga throughout the community off and on for 5 years, and has a true passion for bringing it to people in a way that works best for them. 4 week sessions. Giovannetti Community Shelter is located at 8900 Douglas, formerly known as Walker Johnston Shelter House. Instructor: Rebecca Ingham. Registration Deadlines: January 3, January 31, February 28 Session Jan. 10 – Jan. 31 Feb. 7 – Feb. 28 Mar. 7 – Mar. 28

Location Giovannetti Community Shelter Giovannetti Community Shelter Giovannetti Community Shelter

Day/Time Tuesdays 10:00-11:00 a.m. Tuesdays 10:00-11:00 a.m. Tuesdays 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Fee $32 $32 $32

Zumba Fitness Zumba Fitness takes the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective and super fun! Each class will end with floor work and stretching. Bring a mat, towel and water. Wear workout clothes and sneakers with a smooth bottom. Session lasts 4 weeks. Instructor: Ildiko Timmerman. Registration Deadline: February 21 Session Location Feb. 28 – Mar. 21 Senior Center Comm. Room

Day/Time Fee Tuesdays $36 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Looking for Active Older Adult Programs? Our Senior Recreation Center offers a HUGE variety of programs and classes for active older adults. Beginning Computer, Bridge, Digital Pictures, Spanish, Fitness, and Bocce Ball leagues are some of the fun offerings.

Check out pages 10-15 in this booklet for a full listing!


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For Registration Information Turn to Pages 6 & 7. Registration Forms Available on Page 4.

NEW! PiYo Live Who says you have to jump, grunt, strain, and punish your body to get amazing results from your workout? Not with PiYo…PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, corefirming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. And, we crank up the speed to deliver a true fat-burning, low-impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean, and incredibly defined. Bring a mat, towel and water. Barefoot training is recommended. Session lasts 4 weeks. Instructor: Ildiko Timmerman. Registration Deadline: January 24 Session Jan. 31 – Feb. 21

Location Day/Time Fee Senior Center Tuesdays $36 Comm. Room 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Fitness Hour with Ildiko This hour-long class will include cardio exercises, strength training and stretching. Expect it to be challenging yet fun. This class is for all ability levels, allowing you to work at your own pace. Modifications will be offered. Bring a mat, towel and water. Wear workout clothes and sneakers. Session lasts 4 weeks.  Instructor: Ildiko Timmerman. Registration Deadline: March 28 Session April 4 – April 25

Tai Chi Derived from the martial arts, Tai Chi has been referred to as ‘yoga in motion’, a moving meditation. Tai Chi is a lowintensity, low-impact form of exercise that enhances muscle tone, range of motion, flexibility, and improves balance and coordination. The mind and body relax, helping you fight the stresses and strains of modern society. Instructor: Craig Lein. Registration Deadlines: January 9, April 3 Session Location Jan. 16 – Feb. 27 Senior Center Comm. Room Apr. 10 – May 1 Senior Center Comm. Room NO CLASS: February 13

Day/Time Fee Mondays $36 7:15-8:15 p.m. Mondays $24 7:15-8:15 p.m.

Location Day/Time Fee Senior Center Tuesdays $36 Comm. Room 6:00-7:00 p.m.

FREE!! FIT CLUB

CALL FOR IDEAS! Do you have an idea for a new program? We would love to hear about it!

E-mail Mollie Wilhite, Recreation supervisor, at mwilhite@urbandale.org!

Join us each week for a free community Fit Club workout, where you can meet friends and neighbors around Urbandale and surrounding areas and get a great workout in as well! Each week we will work out to a different workout DVD and there will be something that will interest everyone. All ages and fitness levels welcome and we will help you modify when needed. Bring a towel, a bottle of water, a big smile and a great attitude! Instructor: Rebecca Ingham. No registration necessary! Session Location Jan. 11 – Apr. 5 Lions Park Shelter House NO CLASS: March 15

Day/Time Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Fee FREE


For Registration Information Turn to Pages 6 & 7.

Martial Arts (Ages 8+) Join Jim Douglas, 6th degree black belt and Master Instructor. Learn a traditional martial art that stresses selfdefense, physical fitness, self-control and discipline. This is full martial arts incorporating principles from karate, hap ki do, tae kwon do and kempo. The program is for ages 8 and above and the techniques taught are adaptable to any age or physical level. This is what makes this program different from other martial arts programs! This is a year-round program and you may join anytime. Maximum 30 participants per month. Friday class is for advanced students. Cash or check payable to Urbandale Parks and Recreation is submitted to instructor at class. Payment must be received no later than the first class of each month. First uniform and promotion fee are included. A fee of $10 applies to monthly payments not received by the first class of each month. Register at class on a monthly basis.

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NEW! Tennis Clinic for Adults Want to learn more about tennis? This 5-week clinic will teach basic instruction on how to hold a racket, stroke production, rules of tennis and introductory strategy will be covered. Singles and doubles play will be introduced. This is a great opportunity for beginners or recreational players who want to improve their game. Please bring your own racquet. Instructor: Chris Bell. Registration Deadline: April 10 Session Location April 15 – May 13 Walker Johnston Tennis Courts

Day/Time Fee Saturdays $60 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Session Location Day/Time Fee Jan. 4 – Apr. 28 Senior Center Mondays $60/month Community 6:00-7:00 p.m. Room* Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 p.m. Rolling Green Fridays Elementary 6:00-7:00 p.m. *NOTE: Class on Monday, February 13 and Wednesday, April 26 will be moved to Lions Park Shelter House.

WALKING THE TRAILS

NEW! African Dance (Ages 12+) This 5-week class welcomes all levels to participate in an energetic union of music, dance and oral tradition of the people of West Africa. Students will learn the rich history of traditional dances, accompanied with live djembe and dundun drumming. Students will express strength, improve stamina, and gain confidence. Instructor: Lousie Germanine Sokpo. Registration Deadline: January 11 Session Jan. 18 – Feb. 15

Location Day/Time Fee Giovannetti Wednesdays $45 Comm. Center 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Bring a friend and enjoy leisurely walks on the beautiful trails of Urbandale. Experience nature’s beauty along with the many health benefits walking provides. The program will meet the first night at Lakeview Park (parking lot of the middle school) and rotate to other sites throughout the duration of the 6-week class. Walk the trails with the entire family! Fee is per person. Minimum 12 participants. Instructor: Barb Beddow. Registration Deadline: April 4

Session Location Day/Time Fee April 11 – May 18 Walking Trails T & Th $15 6:00-7:00 p.m.


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For Registration Information Turn to Pages 6 & 7. Registration Forms Available on Page 4.

Get to know....Honey Bees! Swing Dance Swing dancing has been around since the 1920's. It is fun to do and easy to learn. It is also one of the most commonly known dances in America. Because of its popularity and fun music, East Coast Swing should be a staple in your dance repertoire. In this class you will gain the skills and confidence necessary to get on the dance floor. Partners are encouraged. 6-week class. Instructor: Roger Chapman. Registration Deadline: January 10 Session Jan. 17 – Feb. 21

Location Day/Time Fee Giovannetti Tuesdays $40 Comm. Shelter 8:00-9:00 p.m.

NEW! Origami & Kirigami (Ages 14+) Learn the traditional art of paper folding in this 4-week class! Step-by-step we'll use fun and colorful papers to create interesting sculptures. Then use your new designs to make cards, gifts and decorations. No experience necessary! Minimum 6 participants. Instructor: Anne Nieland. Registration Deadline: March 28 Session April 4 – April 25

Location Day/Time Fee Senior Center Tuesdays $50 Art Room 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Just in time for Earth Day, join us to learn about how honey bees do their thing! In this two hour class, you’ll learn how bees produce honey and wax, and how they pollinate flowers. You'll also learn how small scale Iowa honey producers are helping this essential insect thrive. Learn how you can start beekeeping if you wish, or just help the bees with your garden plant choices. We won't bring any bees to the presentation, but you'll see everything else beewise. All ages welcome. Anne Nieland is an entomologist in Urbandale. Registration Deadline: April 10 Session April 17

Location Senior Center Art Room

Day/Time Monday 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Fee $10

NEW! Pollinators in Our Iowa Landscape (Ages 14+) Enjoying your morning java? Feeling healthy with that blueberry smoothie? How was that 3pm brownie? All of this - and more! - are made possible by pollinators. Whether you garden in a yard or on your balcony, learn how you can create an environment to enhance their populations. We'll also cover how these animals pollinate about 75% of our flowering plants and crops...and what exactly they're doing when they visit our flowers. Learn about the importance of bees - both honey bees and mason bees and how you can raise mason bees in your garden (hint: it's easy!!). Without these pollinators, wildlife would have fewer nutritious berries and seeds, and we'd miss many foods like blueberries, squash, and almonds . . . not to mention chocolate and coffee! No experience necessary. Minimum 6 participants. Instructor: Anne Nieland. Registration Deadline: February 28 Session Location March 7 Senior Center Computer Lab

Day/Time Fee Tuesday $15 6:00-8:00 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: Beekeeping is not permitted within the city of Urbandale.


For Registration Information Turn to Pages 6 & 7.

NEW! Facebook I:

NEW! Facebook II:

Set Up a Facebook Account & Join in Social Media  

Making the Most of Facebook

Facebook makes it easy to connect with family and friends. In this intermediate* computer class you’ll start by creating a Facebook account. Then you’ll learn Facebook basics including privacy settings; posting pictures and notes; and how to Friend, Follow, Like and Message.    - This class is for computer users who do not yet have a Facebook account. If you have a Facebook account you MUST bring your Facebook password or you will not be able to participate in the class. - You’ll be using the Senior Recreation Center computers so no need to bring your phone or tablet.  - * This is a beginning Facebook class but participants must have mastered the use of a desktop computer and the use of a mouse as a prerequisite. Min. 6 / Max 8. Instructor: Anne Nieland. Registration Deadline: January 31 Session Location February 7 Senior Center  Computer Lab

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Get in the Social Media groove with Facebook! Once you have a Facebook account, join us to learn more about Facebook. Topics include uploading photos and photo albums; joining groups; instant messaging; creating events; and adjusting your profile and account settings. Bring your questions about Facebook, too.   - This class is for participants who have some working knowledge of Facebook. You MUST bring your Facebook password or you will not be able to participate in the class. - You’ll be using the Senior Recreation Center computers so no need to bring your phone or tablet.  Min. 6 / Max 8. Instructor: Anne Nieland. Registration Deadline: February 21 Session Location February 28 Senior Center Computer Lab

Day/Time Fee Tuesday $20 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Day/Time Fee Tuesday $20 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Wall-To-Wall Trampolines

Foam Pits

Dodge Ball

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Country Club North Open Space, 134th and Ridgeview Dr.

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Cross Creek Park, 92nd and Tanglewood Dr.

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Days Run Open Space, 122nd and Twana Dr.

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PARKING LOT

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Deer Ridge West Park, 147th and Briarwood Ln.

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Donald J. Brush Park, 129th and Cardinal Ln.

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Foxdale Park, 10115 Oakwood Drive

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Golfview Park, Hammontree Dr. and Aurora Ave.

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Hallbrook Park, 144th and Douglas Pkwy.

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Jaycee Park, 71st and Iltis Dr.

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Glen Eagles Park, 96th and Meredith Dr.

Jackaline Baldwin Dunlap Park & Arboretum, Patricia Dr. and Dewey Gibbs Rd.

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Deer Ridge Park, 13900 Buena Vista Drive

Horizon's Ridge Park, 153rd and Airline Avenue

ARBORETUM

3.3

SKATEBOARDING

3.9

Charles Gabus Memorial Tree Park, 3400 86th St.

POND

Calvert Meadows Park, 144th and Meredith Dr.

SLEDDING SLOPE

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SAND VOLLEYBALL

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Brookview Park, 65th and Sutton Dr.

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Brookshire Open Space, 160th and Brookshire

TENNIS COURTS

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LEAGUE BASEBALL – YOUTH

Bestland Park, 91st and Meredith

LEAGUE SOFTBALL – YOUTH

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LEAGUE SOFTBALL – ADULT

Bent Creek Ridge Park, 146th and Plum

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RESTROOMS (P= PORTABLE)

OPEN SHELTER

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Bent Creek Park, 148th and Meredith Dr.

COOKING GRILLS

PICNIC TABLES

Ashleaf Park, 3934 Mary Lynn Drive

Urbandale Parks and Facilities

ENCLOSED RENTAL FACILITY

PLAY EQUIPMENT

For Registration Information Turn to Pages 6 & 7. Registration Forms Available on Page 4.

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L.A. Ward Park, 3900 Block of NW Urbandale Dr.

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Lakeview Park, 80th and Aurora

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Lions Park, 72nd and Aurora Ave.

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Lynner Woods, 72nd and Hickory Lane

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Meredith Park, 82nd and Meredith Dr.

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Murphy Park, 67th and Urbandale Ave.

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North Karen Acres Park, 77th and Douglas

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Northview Estates, 69th and Deerview Dr.

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Northview Park, 4871 78th Street

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Northview Estates Wetlands, 68th and Deerview Dr.

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Oakwood Open Space, Oakwood Dr. and Hickory Ln.

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Rocklyn Park, 70th and New York Ave.

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Sharon Heights Park, 4624 78th St.

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Sylvan Ridge, 75th Circle

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Timberline Park, 135th and Ridgeview

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UGRA Softball & Soccer Club Complex, Meredith Dr. and Aurora Ave.

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Walker Johnston Park, 9000 Douglas Ave

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Walnut Creek Regional Park, 153rd and Horton

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Waterford Park, 156th and Northview Drive

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Winter Park, 5110 72nd Street

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EARTH DAY SATURDAY, APRIL 22 For Registration Information Turn to Pages 6 & 7.

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