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Thursday, January 3, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Three NORWALK PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT OFFICE INFORMATION Pick up registration forms 24 hours a day at the Parks and Recreation office or print them off our website: www.ci.norwalk.ia.us. Yo u can mail registration forms, place them in our drop box or walk in. Our office is located at 1100 Chatham Ave. (Public Safety Bldg.). Of- rice hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The drop box is open 24/7! If you have any questions, call us at 981-9206. Online registration is available. (See website: www.ci.norwalk.ia, us). UPCOMING REGISTRATIONS Lakewood Craft Club, through January 4; Lakewood Early Out (Bowling), January 7 through January 18; Fit- ness Classes, January 7 through January 16; Norwalk Family Tae Kwon Do, January 21 through February 1; Spring Soccer, January 28 through February 8. NON-REGISTRATION EVENTS OPALS, TBA; Family Bingo Night, February 3. BASKETBALL OPEN GYM Shoot hoops or play a pick up game with friends or family. Bring clean tennis shoes for the floor. Only resi- dents in the Norwalk school district are eligible to par- ticipate. No registration required; just show up and play. Time: 3-5 p.m.; Location: Lakewood gym (January and February); Adult cost: $1; Youth cost: $.50; Days: Sun- days; Dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24. FAMILY BINGO NIGHT Stop by the library arid enjoy an evening of Bingo and tasty treats. Bring munchies Or snacks to share with all and we will provide the beverage. All ages are in- vited to participate. Bingo callers will be the Norwalk Lions Club Members. Registration: Phone call to office by Friday prior to the Sunday; Time: 5-7 p.m.; Loca- tion: Norwalk Easter Public Library; Cost: .25/card or 3 cards for .50; Days: 1st Sunday of each month; Dates: February 3, March 3. EARLY OUT WEDNESDAYS Back by popular demand! Again this year we will offer afternoon early out field trips to various attrac- tions in and around the metro area. The trips are held on the early out Wednesday of the month (October-Feb- mary) These "early out" trips are for kids in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. Our staff will have an activity for the kids from 12-1 p.m. and then we will board the bus. Important: Snacks are included in this year's activities if specified below, if not extra money will be required if your child wants a snack. Time: Leave 1 p.m. and re- turn by 4:30 p.m.; Location: Leave from Lakewood El- ementary School (Parents, pick student up from school no later than 4:30 p.m.); Fee: Varies by trip (see below); Registration: Varies by trip (see below); Minimum/ Maximum: 20/45. January 23 Bowling at Air Lanes (date could change): Step up to the line and see if you can bowl a Turke Double or Perfect game!! You will play along- side your classmates for two games and enjoy a snack. Shoes are included. Cost: $10 Norwalk residents/S11.50 non-residents. February 6 Ice Skating at Metro Ice: Enjoy an after- noon of ice-skating at the Metro Ice Sports Facility. Be BANK LEISURE LINE sure you bring plenty of warm clothes (mittens, hats) day/Thursday; Time: 5:30 to 6:15 a.m.; Location: and long socks. Concession stand willbe available. Reg- Norwalk Easter Public Library ICN Room; Cost per istration Dates: January 7 through January 18; Cost: $10 " Session: Norwalk residents, 1 class per week $24.50, 2 Norwalk residents/S11.50 non-residents, classes per week $49, non-residents, 1 class per week STEP AEROBICS/INTERVAL Step aerobics/Interval is a class of high energy aero- bic routines interspersed with intense cardio segments and followed by a recovery period. Class will improve cardio conditioning. This class is for any fitness level and can be adjusted to a low or high impact class de- pending on the level of fitness you are. Registration Dates: January 7 through January 18; Session: January 21, 23, 28, 30, February 4, 6, 11, 13, 25, 27, March 4, 6, 11, 13; Days: Monday/Wednesday; Time: 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.; Location: Oviatt Multi-Purpose Room; Minimum/ Maximum per class: 10/30; Cost per Session: Norwalk residents, 1 class per week $24.50, 2 classes per week $49; non-residents, I class per week $28.20, 2 classes per week $56.40. YOGA CLASS Yoga is for everyone! It increases strength, flexibility and balance for both body and mind. Regular yoga prac- ce can help to improve circulation, digestion and pos- ture, stimulate the immune system, decrease stress level, boost self-esteem and create a sense of calmness and well-being. Bring your own mat, towel and water. Come in with an open mind and open heart. This class could fill up, so register now! Instructor: Bethanie Lafferty, Certified Yoga Instructor. Registration Dates: January 7 through January 18; Session: January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 25, March 4, 11; Days: Monday; Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Location: Oviatt Multi-purpose Room; Cost per session: I dass per week, Norwalk residents $40.25, non- residents $46.30; Minimum/Maximum per class: 8/15. CIRCUIT SENSATION Are you ready for this new workout that is athletic, intense and more fun than a three-ring circus??!! Using the motivational power of teamwork and competition h combination with the balance challenges presented by the Bosu balance workout, you will discover how to change ordinary circuit workouts into extraordinary workouts. The class will also use jump ropes, medicine balls, mini hurdles and weighted bars. Registration Dates: January 7 through January 18; Session: January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27, March 6, 13; Days: Wednes- ,day; Time: 7:30-8:15 p.m.; Location: Oviatt Multi-pur- pose room; Cost per session: Norwalk residents, 1 class per week $24.50, non-residents $28.20; Minimum/maxi' . mum per class: 10/30. EARLY BIRD BODY SCULPTING For those of you who get up with the chickens, join- ing these early morning classes will work you on ulti- mate body sculpting, Pilates and Chicometrics. This class is designed to maximize core strength, firm and tone your butt, thighs and arms. This class will use dumbbells and dynabands that will put you to the test with added intensity. Registration Dates: January 7 through January 18; Session: January 22, 24, 29, 31, Feb- ary 5, 7, 12, 14, 26, 28, March 5, 7, 12, 14; Days: Tues- Cold weether, HOT rat00! Refinance your home today: 15 Year: 30 Year: 3.12500,,.o 3.300000, (NAPS)--Upgrading to the right high-performance motor oil can improve fuel economy. For instance, independent studies have documented that Royal Purple motor oil improves fuel economy by as much as 5 percent and can significantly reduce engine wear. Find out more at www.royalpurple.com. @ *$ Making sure your head- lights are in proper working order should be a top prior- ity befi)re any road trip, say experts at The Car Care Council. For a copy of the council's "Car Care Guide" or for more information, visit www.carcare.org. Concluded p. 4 $28.20, 2 classes per week $56.40. BOOTCAMP! 3-2-1 ...GO! Are you ready to really kick your fitness into high gear? Join CrossFit Coach Angie Starmer for challenging workouts that have the ability to push your limits or simply give you more variety. The intensity is up to you! All fitness levels are welcome! This class will teach you basic functional bodyweight movements to include the squat, push up and much more! These work- outs are designed to optimize the 10 pillars of fitness (Cardio, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance and Accuracy). Your re- sults will be tracked week to week so you can see your own progress! Class structure will include warm up, technique/form practice, workout, finisher and cool down. You will need to bring the following to class: 5'- 1" PVC pipe (for stretching and teaching tool), one base- ball, jump rope and water/towel. Instructor: Angie Starmer is original founder of CrossFit Iowa, Certified Level I CF Instructor, 2010 Sectional and, Regional CrossFit Competitor, Olympic Weightlifting Certified and DMPD PT Consultant. Registration: January 7 through January 18; Dates: February 5, 7, 12, 14, 26, 28, March 5, 7, 12, 14; Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays; Cost: $47.50 Norwalk residents, $54.50 non-residents (pro- rated this session only); Class Time: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; Location: Oviatt Multi-purpose room (door #16); Mini- mum/Maximum: 10/20. CRAFT CLUB This program is for children in 3rd through 4th grades at Lakewood Elementary. The children meet once a month after school to make special arts and crafts projects. Registration: January 17 through January 25. Time: 3:15-4:15 p.m.; Lakewood-Dates: January 11, Feb- ruary 11; Location: Art Room at Lakewood, Cost per class: Norwalk residents $11.50, non-residents #13.25; Minimum/Maximum: 6/20. NORWALK FAMILY TAE KWON DO Michael Wagenknecht is the head instructor of the school and offers programs for ages five through adults. The dasses are separated by rank (beginners and advanced) and students meet twice a week. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, in the Oviatt gym or multi-purpose room. Beginners meet from 6-6:30 p.m. and advanced students meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Times can vary.) We also offer a Little Dragon program designed for children ages five to seven. Little Dragons meet twice a week. This program is run concurrently with the begin- ning class. All programs consist of hand and foot techniques, forms, self-defense, lessons and instructions on topics :., such as respect, self-discipline and perseverance. Competition is also available for those students who are interested. Competition teaches sportsmanship, gives confidence and allows the students to use the skills they have learned in class. Families are strongly encouraged to join and train together. We found that the kids learn better when one or both of their parents/guardians are learning along- side of them in class. Cost per session: (1st family mem- ber): Norwalk residents, $57.50; Non-residents, $66.25; 2nd and 3rd Family Member: Norwalk residents, $28.75 Non-residents, $33.25 each, Maximum Family Fee: Norwalk residents, $115, Non-residents, $132.50; Cost of testing for belts and competition is extra. Anyone registering for Tae Kwon Do after the registration deadline has passed will le required to pay a $15 late ,4-,. fee in addition to the cost of the program. Registration Dates: January 21 through February 1; Session Dates: February 5, 7, 12, 14, 26, 28, March 5, 7, 12, 14, 26, 28, April 2, 4, 9, 11; Days: Tuesday/Thursday; Location: Oviatt Multi-purpose room (door #16). (Dates could vary due to school functions/concerts). OPALS- SENIOR CITIZEN PROGRAMS (Older People with Active Life Styles) SENIOR CITIZEN EXERCISE Everyone ages 55 and older is invited to attend a free exercise program that will include stretching and ton- ing. We will meet at the Norwalk Christian Church lo- cated at 701 Main St. This program will run until the end of May. Days: Monday and Thursday; Time: 10-10:30 a.m. -..r Thursday, January 3, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Three NORWALK PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT OFFICE INFORMATION Pick up registration forms 24 hours a day at the Parks and Recreation office or print them off our website: www.ci.norwalk.ia.us. Yo u can mail registration forms, place them in our drop box or walk in. Our office is located at 1100 Chatham Ave. (Public Safety Bldg.). Of- rice hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The drop box is open 24/7! If you have any questions, call us at 981-9206. Online registration is available. (See website: www.ci.norwalk.ia, us). UPCOMING REGISTRATIONS Lakewood Craft Club, through January 4; Lakewood Early Out (Bowling), January 7 through January 18; Fit- ness Classes, January 7 through January 16; Norwalk Family Tae Kwon Do, January 21 through February 1; Spring Soccer, January 28 through February 8. NON-REGISTRATION EVENTS OPALS, TBA; Family Bingo Night, February 3. BASKETBALL OPEN GYM Shoot hoops or play a pick up game with friends or family. Bring clean tennis shoes for the floor. Only resi- dents in the Norwalk school district are eligible to par- ticipate. No registration required; just show up and play. Time: 3-5 p.m.; Location: Lakewood gym (January and February); Adult cost: $1; Youth cost: $.50; Days: Sun- days; Dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24. FAMILY BINGO NIGHT Stop by the library arid enjoy an evening of Bingo and tasty treats. Bring munchies Or snacks to share with all and we will provide the beverage. All ages are in- vited to participate. Bingo callers will be the Norwalk Lions Club Members. Registration: Phone call to office by Friday prior to the Sunday; Time: 5-7 p.m.; Loca- tion: Norwalk Easter Public Library; Cost: .25/card or 3 cards for .50; Days: 1st Sunday of each month; Dates: February 3, March 3. EARLY OUT WEDNESDAYS Back by popular demand! Again this year we will offer afternoon early out field trips to various attrac- tions in and around the metro area. The trips are held on the early out Wednesday of the month (October-Feb- mary) These "early out" trips are for kids in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. Our staff will have an activity for the kids from 12-1 p.m. and then we will board the bus. Important: Snacks are included in this year's activities if specified below, if not extra money will be required if your child wants a snack. Time: Leave 1 p.m. and re- turn by 4:30 p.m.; Location: Leave from Lakewood El- ementary School (Parents, pick student up from school no later than 4:30 p.m.); Fee: Varies by trip (see below); Registration: Varies by trip (see below); Minimum/ Maximum: 20/45. January 23 Bowling at Air Lanes (date could change): Step up to the line and see if you can bowl a Turke Double or Perfect game!! You will play along- side your classmates for two games and enjoy a snack. Shoes are included. Cost: $10 Norwalk residents/S11.50 non-residents. February 6 Ice Skating at Metro Ice: Enjoy an after- noon of ice-skating at the Metro Ice Sports Facility. Be BANK LEISURE LINE sure you bring plenty of warm clothes (mittens, hats) day/Thursday; Time: 5:30 to 6:15 a.m.; Location: and long socks. Concession stand willbe available. Reg- Norwalk Easter Public Library ICN Room; Cost per istration Dates: January 7 through January 18; Cost: $10 " Session: Norwalk residents, 1 class per week $24.50, 2 Norwalk residents/S11.50 non-residents, classes per week $49, non-residents, 1 class per week STEP AEROBICS/INTERVAL Step aerobics/Interval is a class of high energy aero- bic routines interspersed with intense cardio segments and followed by a recovery period. Class will improve cardio conditioning. This class is for any fitness level and can be adjusted to a low or high impact class de- pending on the level of fitness you are. Registration Dates: January 7 through January 18; Session: January 21, 23, 28, 30, February 4, 6, 11, 13, 25, 27, March 4, 6, 11, 13; Days: Monday/Wednesday; Time: 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.; Location: Oviatt Multi-Purpose Room; Minimum/ Maximum per class: 10/30; Cost per Session: Norwalk residents, 1 class per week $24.50, 2 classes per week $49; non-residents, I class per week $28.20, 2 classes per week $56.40. YOGA CLASS Yoga is for everyone! It increases strength, flexibility and balance for both body and mind. Regular yoga prac- ce can help to improve circulation, digestion and pos- ture, stimulate the immune system, decrease stress level, boost self-esteem and create a sense of calmness and well-being. Bring your own mat, towel and water. Come in with an open mind and open heart. This class could fill up, so register now! Instructor: Bethanie Lafferty, Certified Yoga Instructor. Registration Dates: January 7 through January 18; Session: January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 25, March 4, 11; Days: Monday; Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Location: Oviatt Multi-purpose Room; Cost per session: I dass per week, Norwalk residents $40.25, non- residents $46.30; Minimum/Maximum per class: 8/15. CIRCUIT SENSATION Are you ready for this new workout that is athletic, intense and more fun than a three-ring circus??!! Using the motivational power of teamwork and competition h combination with the balance challenges presented by the Bosu balance workout, you will discover how to change ordinary circuit workouts into extraordinary workouts. The class will also use jump ropes, medicine balls, mini hurdles and weighted bars. Registration Dates: January 7 through January 18; Session: January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27, March 6, 13; Days: Wednes- ,day; Time: 7:30-8:15 p.m.; Location: Oviatt Multi-pur- pose room; Cost per session: Norwalk residents, 1 class per week $24.50, non-residents $28.20; Minimum/maxi' . mum per class: 10/30. EARLY BIRD BODY SCULPTING For those of you who get up with the chickens, join- ing these early morning classes will work you on ulti- mate body sculpting, Pilates and Chicometrics. This class is designed to maximize core strength, firm and tone your butt, thighs and arms. This class will use dumbbells and dynabands that will put you to the test with added intensity. Registration Dates: January 7 through January 18; Session: January 22, 24, 29, 31, Feb- ary 5, 7, 12, 14, 26, 28, March 5, 7, 12, 14; Days: Tues- Cold weether, HOT rat00! Refinance your home today: 15 Year: 30 Year: 3.12500,,.o 3.300000, (NAPS)--Upgrading to the right high-performance motor oil can improve fuel economy. For instance, independent studies have documented that Royal Purple motor oil improves fuel economy by as much as 5 percent and can significantly reduce engine wear. Find out more at www.royalpurple.com. @ *$ Making sure your head- lights are in proper working order should be a top prior- ity befi)re any road trip, say experts at The Car Care Council. For a copy of the council's "Car Care Guide" or for more information, visit www.carcare.org. Concluded p. 4 $28.20, 2 classes per week $56.40. BOOTCAMP! 3-2-1 ...GO! Are you ready to really kick your fitness into high gear? Join CrossFit Coach Angie Starmer for challenging workouts that have the ability to push your limits or simply give you more variety. The intensity is up to you! All fitness levels are welcome! This class will teach you basic functional bodyweight movements to include the squat, push up and much more! These work- outs are designed to optimize the 10 pillars of fitness (Cardio, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance and Accuracy). Your re- sults will be tracked week to week so you can see your own progress! Class structure will include warm up, technique/form practice, workout, finisher and cool down. You will need to bring the following to class: 5'- 1" PVC pipe (for stretching and teaching tool), one base- ball, jump rope and water/towel. Instructor: Angie Starmer is original founder of CrossFit Iowa, Certified Level I CF Instructor, 2010 Sectional and, Regional CrossFit Competitor, Olympic Weightlifting Certified and DMPD PT Consultant. Registration: January 7 through January 18; Dates: February 5, 7, 12, 14, 26, 28, March 5, 7, 12, 14; Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays; Cost: $47.50 Norwalk residents, $54.50 non-residents (pro- rated this session only); Class Time: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; Location: Oviatt Multi-purpose room (door #16); Mini- mum/Maximum: 10/20. CRAFT CLUB This program is for children in 3rd through 4th grades at Lakewood Elementary. The children meet once a month after school to make special arts and crafts projects. Registration: January 17 through January 25. Time: 3:15-4:15 p.m.; Lakewood-Dates: January 11, Feb- ruary 11; Location: Art Room at Lakewood, Cost per class: Norwalk residents $11.50, non-residents #13.25; Minimum/Maximum: 6/20. NORWALK FAMILY TAE KWON DO Michael Wagenknecht is the head instructor of the school and offers programs for ages five through adults. The dasses are separated by rank (beginners and advanced) and students meet twice a week. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, in the Oviatt gym or multi-purpose room. Beginners meet from 6-6:30 p.m. and advanced students meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Times can vary.) We also offer a Little Dragon program designed for children ages five to seven. Little Dragons meet twice a week. This program is run concurrently with the begin- ning class. All programs consist of hand and foot techniques, forms, self-defense, lessons and instructions on topics :., such as respect, self-discipline and perseverance. Competition is also available for those students who are interested. Competition teaches sportsmanship, gives confidence and allows the students to use the skills they have learned in class. Families are strongly encouraged to join and train together. We found that the kids learn better when one or both of their parents/guardians are learning along- side of them in class. Cost per session: (1st family mem- ber): Norwalk residents, $57.50; Non-residents, $66.25; 2nd and 3rd Family Member: Norwalk residents, $28.75 Non-residents, $33.25 each, Maximum Family Fee: Norwalk residents, $115, Non-residents, $132.50; Cost of testing for belts and competition is extra. Anyone registering for Tae Kwon Do after the registration deadline has passed will le required to pay a $15 late ,4-,. fee in addition to the cost of the program. Registration Dates: January 21 through February 1; Session Dates: February 5, 7, 12, 14, 26, 28, March 5, 7, 12, 14, 26, 28, April 2, 4, 9, 11; Days: Tuesday/Thursday; Location: Oviatt Multi-purpose room (door #16). (Dates could vary due to school functions/concerts). OPALS- SENIOR CITIZEN PROGRAMS (Older People with Active Life Styles) SENIOR CITIZEN EXERCISE Everyone ages 55 and older is invited to attend a free exercise program that will include stretching and ton- ing. We will meet at the Norwalk Christian Church lo- cated at 701 Main St. This program will run until the end of May. Days: Monday and Thursday; Time: 10-10:30 a.m. -..r