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Thursday, April 9, 2015 N/Warren Town and County News Page Three NORWALK PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT LEISURE LINE OFFICE INFORMATION Pick up registration forms 24 hours a day at the Parks and Recreation office or print them off our website: www.norwalk.iowa.gov. You can mail registration forms, place them in our drop box or walk in. Our of- fice is located at 1100 Chatham Ave. (Public Safety Bldg.). Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Fri- day. The drop box is open 24/7! If you have any ques- tions, call us at 981-9206. Online registration is avail- able (See website: www.norwalk.iowa.gov). UPCOMING REGISTRATIONS Bike Safety Da3 through April 17. NON-REGISTRATION EVENTS Senior Exercise, Mondays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. at Norwalk Christian Church; OPALS - Well-Seasoned Potluck, Frida3 April 10, at Public Safety Building, 11:30 a.m. BROCHURE The Spring/Summer Brochure is here! Hard copies are available at Parks and Rec office, City Hall, Norwalk Easter Library; City State Bank, Chamber of Commerce, Farewa3 Community State Bank, UnityPoint Health and the North Warren Town and County News. You can also view it online at www.norwalk.iowa.gov. PARKS AND REC COMMISSION MEETING Public is invited, May 6, 6 p.m. at City Hall. The Norwalk city parks and restrooms are open! Re- serve your date for summer parties now. BIKE SAFETY DAY The Norwalk Police Department, Norwalk Fire De- partment along with Norwalk Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a Bike Safety Day. Participants will bring their bikes to the Norwalk Police Department parking lot and get their bike inspected and ride the safety course. After the safety course, the Mayor or Police Chief will lead a bike ride in the area surrounding the Public Safety Building. Each registered child (ages 5 to 5th grade) will have a chance to win miscellaneous prizes. Drawing will take place after ride and you must be present to win. Registration Dates: Through April 17; Program Date: Saturda3 May 2; Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Location: Norwalk Public Safety Building; Equipment Needed: Your Bicycle; Cost: FREE. OPALS- SENIOR CITIZEN PROGRAMS (Older People with Active Life Styles) SENIOR CITIZEN EXERCISE Everyone age 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 is a continuous program run- ning yearly. Days: Monday and Thursday; Time: 10- 10:30 a.m. WELL-SEASONED POTLUCK (The meat as well as the people) All are invited, age 55 or older, to attend a potluck dinner to enjoy and socialize with the Parks and Recre- ation staff. Meat, tableware and coffee/beverage are pro- vided. Dust off the cookbooks and be creative to bring a side dish and/or dessert to share with everyone. After 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. Date: April 10 (new date); Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Place: Norwalk Public Safety Building. I POLICE REPORT Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. March 27 Suspicious Circum- stances, 900 block Sunset Drive. Information was taken and a report was made. March 30 Criminal Mischief, 1200 block Casady Drive. Infor- marion taken and a report was made. A__pHI 1 Vehicle Crash, 600 block Beardsley. Vehicle driven by Lettisha Smith, Norwalk, struck a vehicle driven by Tracey Lloyd, also of Norwalk. The im- pact caused the Lloyd ve- hicle to make contact with a vehicle driven by Jason Kessler, also of Norwalk. A re-port was made and for- warded to the Iowa De- partment of Transporta- tion. The ancient Greeks chewed a chewing gum made from the resin of the mastic tree and the Mayans chewed chicle, which is the sap from the sapodilla tree. In 1906, Frank Henry Fleer invented a bubble gum that he called Blibber-Blubber. NEMC. Insuramx'. Ornpanies COMMITTED TO OUR CUSTOMERS AND OUR COMMUNITY. .o,,.C.M,, Cll  BAN Activities at the NORWALK LIBRARY 11 North Ave.. 981-0217 Tiny Tots Music Class with Debbie Doo Wop (for ages 1-5) starts again, Mondays through May 18, begin- ning April 27 at 9:30 a.m. Registration is now open for those who haven't participated in a previous session. Tuesday, April 14 Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. For ages 3 to 5 years, join us for picture books, songs and flannel boards. This storytime is also a good fit for daycare groups and par- ents attending with several children and lasts 25-30 minutes. Wednesday, April 15 Take a Break, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Adults with young children are invited to join us for some open-ended play each week. Materials such as art supplies, sensory bins, play dough and more are provided while the adults have a chance to sit down and take a break! Early Out Wednesdays: Science, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Third Wednesdays through April, for kindergarten through 5th grade. Explore STEM (science, technolog engineer- ing and math) the fun way with experiments, challenges and stations on a different concept each month. No reg- istration required. Thursday, April 16 Toddler Storytime, 10:30 a.m. For ages 18 months to 3 years, expect rhymes, finger plays, short books, songs and movement activities for toddlers at this interactive, energetic storyrime! Lasts 20-25 minutes. Friday, April 17 Teen Movie Night, 4-6:30 p.m., for 6th through 12th grade. We'll announce the title; suggestions are wel- come! Movies may be rated PG-13 and a permission slip signed by a parent or guardian is required. Casey's Dog Tag Promotion During the entire month of April, Casey's General Store (www.caseys.com) is offering a special "Dog Tag" Promotion to raise funds and awareness for Hope For The Warriors@ (www.hopeforthewarriors.org) and for the growing needs of service members and military families. For only $1, Casey's customers can do their part to support the growing needs of today's military. All proceeds will benefit Hope For The Warriors@, a na- tional nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit and restoring hope for our ser- vice members and our military families. Patrons of Casey's General Store will be invited to support Hope For The Warriors@ by purchasing a "Dog Tag" for $1. Casey's will display the "Dog Tags" through- out the store, providing their customers the opportu- nity to demonstrate their commitm6nt and support for the sacrifices of our service members. "Dog Tags" will be available at more than 1,800 Casey's store locations throughout the month of April. This is the fourth year that Casey's has supported Hope For The Warriors@ and the second year of the popular "Dog Tag" promotion. Thanks to the strong support of Casey's customers, more than $1.5 million has been donated to Hope For The Warriors@ in the past three years. "Casey's General Store employees are eager to con- tinue supporting Hope For The Warriors@ and the ser- vice members they support," said Bob Myers, Casey's General Store Chairman and CEO. "Through our April promotion, we are proud to provide the opportunity for our customers to join us in saying 'thank you' to these brave men and women." "On behalf of Hope For The Warriors@, I thank ev- ery single customer and employee of Casey's who has made a commitment to restoring our military families," Robin Kelleher, Hope For The Warriors@ President said. "It was an incredible feeling to walk into so many Casey's stores and witness the support and love for our service members first-hand." 4 4