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Thursday, January 9, 2014 N/Warren Town and County News Page Three NORWALK PARKS & RECREATIOI'4 DEPARTMENT OFFICE INFORMATION stamping involves little skill and can be applied to many Pick up registration forms 24 hours a day at the Parks other items to create of embellish home d6cor or jew- and Recreation office or print them off our website: elry. You bring the switch plates and we'll give you the www.ci.norwalk.ia.us. You can mail registration forms, skills to create plates of art. Date: March 6; Time: 7-8:30 phice them in our drop box or walk in. Our office is p.m.; Cost: $15; Limit: 10 individuals. located at 1100 Chatham Ave. (Public Safety Bldg.). Of- YOUTH DAY OFF ACTIVITIES fice hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. This year we will offer afternoon field trips to vari- The drop box is open 24/7! If you have any questions, ous attractions in and around the metro area when kids call us at981-9206. Online registration is available. (See are off from school. The trips are held on specific non- website: www.ci.norwalk.ia, us). school days. These trips are for kids in 3rd, 4th and 5th UPCOMING REGISTRATIONS grade. Studen will meet the bus at Lakewood Elemen- Adult Ed Jewelr36 through January 10; Lakewood tary School to board. Important: Snacks are NOT in- Craft Club, January 20 through January 31; Adult Ed: cluded in this year's activities; send extra money if Home Brew, January 20 through January 31; Soccer Pro- your child wants a snack. Time: Leave I p.m. and re- grams, January 27 through February 7. tum by 4:15 p.m.; Location: Leave from Lakewood El- NON-REGISTRATION EVENTS ementary School (Parents, pick student up from school Senior Exerdse, Mondays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. at no later than 4:30 p.m.); Fee: Varies by trip/activity (see Norwalk Christian Church; Senior Wii Bowling, Thurs- below); Registration: Through March 14; Minimum/ days, at Public Safety Building, 1:30 p.m.; OPALS lunch, Maximum: 30/65. February 7. February 20-Climb Iowa: Climb Iowa is Iowa's larg- CRAFT CLUB est indoor climbing and training facility, with more than Get out your glue guns and imaginations for this pro- 10,000 square feet of climbing, 200 routes and problems. gram. Children in 3rd th?ough 5th grades at Lakewood Included in the prices is all climbing equipment and Elementary are invited to join. They meet once a month two hours of unlimited climbing. A safety waiver must after school on Thursday to make special arts and crafts be completed and turned in to participate in this pro- projects. Registration: January 20 through January 31; gram. Cost: Norwalk residents $12, non-residents Time: 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.; Date: February 6; Location: Art $13.80. Room at Lakewood; Cost per class: Norwalk residents March 19-Incredible Pizza of Urbandale: Over 100 $11.50, non-residents $13.25; Minimum/Maximum: 6/ games, ticket games and simulators await you! Included 20. in the price will be an arcade game card and two hours ADULT ED COMMUNITY EDUCATION AT MAIN of unlimited attractions such as bumper cars, go-karts, STREET MONTESSORI SCHOOL mini bowling, or mini golf! Must be 50" for bumper cars. Different classes are being offered at the Montessori Cost: Norwalk residents $25, non-residents $28.75. School on Main St. Registrations are either online or at OPALS- SENIOR CITIZEN PROGRAMS the Parks and Rec office. (Older People with Active Life Styles) Jewelry Design- Join us for an evening of jewelry and SENIOR CITIZEN EXERCISE fun! Arelaxed, casualatmosphere means no-stress jewelry- Everyone age 55 and older is invited to attend a free making and you will go home with a sheet of reminders exercise program that will include stretching and ton- and tips on technique. Necklaces...earrings...bracelets...a ing. We will meet at the Norwalk Christian Church lo- whole new world will open to you when you can make cated at 701 Main St. This program will run until the your ownjewelry. Our instructor is a professional artist who end of May. Days: Monday and Thursday; Time: 10- will walk you through the simple basic techniques. You 10:30 a.m. needn't bring anything with you...we will supply all the SENIOR CITIZEN WII BOWLING tools and materials you will need for the class and you will Do you miss the game of bowling? Not quite as spry receive a list of suppliers. Join us...making jewelry is easier as you used to be. We invite you to try the game of Wii than you' think! Date: January 16; Time: 7-8:30 p.m.; Cost: bowling. This game mimics actions performed in real $15; Limit: 10 individuals, life bowling without having to travel to a bowling alley. Home Brewing- Beer Making 101- It's to trulyEach week teams will be assigned for those who show test your skills and give brewing a try. In this class you up and we will have a little competition. This program learn the basics of home beer making from brewing to will continue until March. (Will take off during the holi- bottling. Thisclass will run two sessions- the first month days.) Place: Norwalk Public Safety Bldg; Time: Thurs- to brew, the second to bottle. Each participant will leave days, 1:30-3 p.m. with knowledge to start their own home brewing, a WELL-SEASONED POTLUCK list of supplies and suppliers and of course, their own (The meat as well as the people) six pack of home brew. Date: February 6 and March 6; All are invited, age 55 or older, to attend a potluck Time: 7-8:30 p.m.; Cost: $30; Limit: 8 individuals, dinner to enjoy and socialize with the Parks and Recre- Switch Plate Decorating- Tired of those dull and ation staff. Meat, tableware and coffee/beverage are pro- boring switch plates (you know, the plate that holds vided. Dust off the cookbooks and be creative to bring a down your light switch)? Come learn a fun and func-- side dish and/or dessert to share with everyone. After tional technique to personalize your plates. Alcohol ink the meal we will have some form of entertainment from local talent. Let us know your email address:and we will send out reminders with what meat we plan to have on that day. Call the office to register two days before the event. Dates: February 7, March 7; Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Place: Norwalk Public Safety Building. iS01 Main Street Norv lk, Iowa 515.S8 - It's estimated that drivers in one-third of U.S. cities BA N K spend more than 40 hours a year--practically an entire workweek--in traf- oCity ta b tic that is not moving. Activities at the msi INBf 1,8,.o Saturday, Jan. 11 Baby & Me, 9 a.m. Join us the first three Saturdays in January for our early literacy classes. Baby & Me in- cludes lapsit stories, finger plays and songs, all designed for babies. Care providers should bring a soft blanket to lay their baby on during class. Parents, expect full interaction wihh your little ones and some helpful tips on early literacy skills you can use at home. This story time is designed for a 1:1 or 2:1 care provider to child ratio and lasts approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Regis- tration required. Wee Ones, 9:30 a.m. Join us for this early literacy class, designed for walkers up to 22 months. Registra- tion required. Tuesday, Jan. 14 Pre-School Story Time, 10:30 - 11 a.m. For 3-6 year- olds, join us for stories, finger plays, songs and flannel boards! Parents, expect some interaction with your little ones and helpful tips on early literacy skills you can use at home. This story time is also a good fit for parents attending with several .children and for daycare groups. Wednesday, Jan. 15 Take a Break, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. For adults and preschoolers, join us in this collaborative program. Con- nect with other adults who take care of preschoolers - sharing ideas and getting resources or short programs, while the kids do age-appropriate activities that encour- age purposeful play and child development. Adults will also get a chance to play! Snacks and read-aloud starts promptly at 10:30. Meets Wednesdays through April 30 (except for March 5). 2nd - 3rd Grade Book Club, 2 - 2:45 p.m. On the third Wednesday of each month, join us for book talks, activities and snacks. Bring what you are currently read- ing or come to get some ideas for new reads. Thursday, Jan. 16 Toddler Time, 10:30 - 11 a.m. For ages 18 months to 3 years, join us for stories, finger plays, songs and flan- nel boards! Parents, expect lots of interaction vith your little ones and some helpful tips on early literacy skills you can use at home. Friday, Jan. 17 Adult Night Out, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Watch a classic film with other adults! Showing: Romantic Comedy "Arsenic and Old Lace." Must be 18 or older. 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