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Thursday, April 11, 2013 /' N/Warren Town and County News Page Three 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. You 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- fice 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 Yoga Workshops, through May 3; Norwalk Family Tae Kwon Do, through April 12; Group Voice Lessons, through April 12; Group Guitar Lessons, through April 12; Last Man Standing Golf Tournament, through April 12; Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance, a, pril 15 through April 26; Dog Obedience School, April 22 through May 3; High Trestle Bridge Day Trip, April 22 through May 3; American Red Cross Swim Lessors, May 1. NON-REGISTRATION EVENTS OPALS, May 3 at High School Warrior Caf6. THE 2013 SPRING/SUMMER BROCHURE IS HERE We are not sending them out to the homes this year. Hard copies are available at our office, City State Bank or City Hall. You may view the brochure online from our city website: www.norwalk.iowa.gov or www.ci.norwalk.ia.us. **NEW**YOGA WORKSHOPS In 2013, we are offering two hour specialized Yoga Workshops for Adults. This Spring we will have "Yoga 101 - The BasicS" and "Core Yoga". More classes to fol- low this fall. Instructor: Bethanie Lafferty. Date: Thursday, April 11 - "Yoga 101 - The Basics" If you have ever been curious about yoga and maybe a little intimidated to attend a class...this workshop will be perfect for you. It's for those with little/no yoga ex- perience or for those who want a refresher. We will cover basic yoga philosophies, poses, modifications, flows and alignments in a safe and relaxed environment. Partici- pants must be able to get up and down from the floor with no assistance, be able to kneel at times and have no acute injuries. Bring a yoga mat (or towel) and water. Date: Thursday, May 9 - "Core Yoga" This workshop will get you geared up for the summer and warmer weather. We will focus on strengthening and lengthen- ing throughout the core.., the abs, back and hips. Be ready to work! Participants must have completed Yoga 101 or have some basic yoga experience, as well as be able to get up and down from the floor with no assis- tance, be able to kneel and have no acute injuries. Bring a yoga mat (or towel) and water. Registration: Through May 3; Time: 6 to 8 p.m.; Location: Norwalk Easter Pub- lic Library; Cost: Norwalk residents $20, non-residents $23; Minimum/maximum: 10/20. YOUTH PROGRAMS BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL PROGRAMS Because games will be played at the sports com- plex, the concession stand will be open and in need of workers. We are requiting parents of 1st through NORWALK PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT LEISURE LINE 5th graders to participate, either by atually working or by opting out and we keep the concession fee. An additional $20 per child participating is included in your registration fee. If you work in the concession stand or volunteer to coach, your $20 will be credited to you. For those volunteering to work, you will be assigned one 2 1/2-hour time slot. PEE WEE TEE BALL (KINDERGARTEN) AND BAM BAM BLAST BALL (PRE-K) These programs will register later in May and begin play the week of July 1. NORWALK FAMILY TAE KWON DO Michael Wagenknecht is the head instructor of the school and offers programs for ages five through adults. The classes are separated by rank (beginners and ad- vanced) and students meet twice a week. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, in the Oviatt gym. or multi- purpose room. Beginners meet from 6:15-7 p.m. and advanced students meet from 7-8 p.m. 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. Maximum number of students in the Little Dragon program is 20, so register early. All programs consist of hand and foot techniques, forms, self-defense, lessons and instructions on topics such as respect, self-discipline and perseverance. Com- petition'is also available for those students who are in- terested. Competition teaches sportsmanship, gives con- fidence and allows the students to use the skills they have learned in class. Families are strongly ericouraged 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. For more information see www.NorwalkTKD.com. Cost per session: Little Drag- ons (twice a week): Norwalk resident, $46; Non-resi- dent, $53; Family Tae Kwon Do (ages 8 and above), First family member: Norwalk resident, $57.50, Non-resident, $66.25; Second and third family members: Norwalk resi- dent, $28.75 each,. Non-resident, $33.25 each; Maximum family fee: Norwalk resident, $115; Non-resident, $132.25. Cost of testing for belts and competition is ex- tra. Registration Dates: Through April12; Session Dates: April 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, May 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, June 4, 6; (Dates/times could vary due to school func- tions/concerts). **NEW** GROUP VOICE LESSONS Help your son/daughter grow even more in their love of music. For students who want to learn how to sing and improve their stage presence in a classroom setting. We will work on auditioning, ensemble singing, some solo work and scene work from musicals and operas. Correct breathing and vocal technique will be used. Registration Dates: Through April 12; Dates: April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25; Day: Saturday; Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Locations: Norwalk Public Library; Cost: Norwalk CITY STATE BANK Spring into Home Improvements with an amazing rate! HOME EQUITY LINE OF CREDIT: 325 APR 10 year term, variable rate residents $50/non-residents $57.50; Minimum/maxi- mum: 4/8. GROUP GUITAR LESSONS Thinking of trying a new hobby or brushing up on an old skill? You as a beginner/renewal will learn the basics of tuning, strumming and learning fun tunes in a 60-minute class setting. Adults and children, ages 10 and above, are welcome to join. Classes will meet Saturday mornings at the Norwalk Easter Library for six weeks. You must bring your own guitar. Cost includes a lesson book. Instructor: Steven Kennedy; Registration: Through April 12; Dates: April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25; Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Location: Norwalk Easter Library; Cost: Norwalk residents $70/non-residents $80.50; Mini- mum/maximum: 5/12. **NEW** DADDY DAUGHTER DINNER DANCE The Parks and Recreation Department will host the social event of the year for Dads and their daughter(s) 1st to 5th grade. This is the night to enjoy your daugh- ter and friends for an evening of dancing, dinner and fun. This will include dinner, photograph and dancing. If Dad is not available, an uncle, brother or grandfather is welcomed. Registration Dates: April 29 through May 10; Program Date: Frida34 May 3; Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Location: Lakewood Elementary; Cost:. Norwalk resi- dents $11 per person/per non-resident $12.65; Mini- mum/Maximum: 50/125. 2ND ANNUAL LAST MAN STANDING GOLF TOURNAMENT This unique and exciting tournament format is for everyone and the proceeds directly benefit our junior golf camp that serves more than 130 kids in the Norwalk community. An 18-hole qualifier determines who quali- fies for Championship Day. The Top 30 scores will qualify for two separate championships: 1) Open Cham- pion; 2) Two-Man Team Champions. Your qualifying score determines what championship you will be play- ing for. The top 10 qualifiers play individually for the Open Championship. The remaining 11-30 qualifiers are paired as teams to vie for the Two-Man Alternate Shot Championship. Nine holes are played together on Championship Day with one player/team being elimi- nated each hole, ultimately giving you one player/team who is the "Last Man Standing." Those who do not qualify for Championship Day (Scores 31+) will receive a free 9-hole w/cart voucher for Rolling Hills Golf Course. When regis- tering, designate your tee-time. ***Family, friends and spectators are encouraged to attend on Championship Day*** Registration Dates: Through April 19; Qualify- ing: Saturday, April 27 (tee-times); Championship Day: Sunday, April 28 (Two-Man: 12 p:m. Open: 2 p.m.); Cost: $50/player (Includes 18 holes w/cart) + above mentioned voucher (if not championship day qualifier); Location: Rolling Hills Golf Course. 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. 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: May 3; Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Place: High School Warrior Caf6. SUBSCRIBE TODA'! Send $18 check or money oraet for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211