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NNNIUUmWAUlImI_.  _ - ...................... _ ...... F _ Thursday, May 19, 2011 N/Warren Town and County News Page Three i NORWALK PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT OFFICE INFORMATION Pick up registrati6n forms 24 hours a day at the Parks and Recreation office or print them off our website:, You can mail registration forms, vlace them in our drop box or walk in. Our office is located at 1100 Chatham Ave. (Public Safety Bldg.). Of- fice hours are 8:00 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:, UPCOMING REGISTRATIONS Swimming Lessons/Pool Passes, through August 1; Lifeguard Training, through May 20; PeeWee Tee Ball/ BamBam Blast Ball, through May 20; Water Workout, through May 27; Munchkin Tennis/Begiimer Tennis, May 23 through June 3; Middle School League, May 23 through June 3. AMERICAN RED CROSS LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAMS Initial Registration Date for Learn to Swim Pro- grams: We will no longer offer a Saturday morning stand-in-line registration date. Swimming registration began Monday, May 9. Please register online, walk-in, or by drop box, just like our other programs. If classes do not meet the minimum of four students, we will move them to another class with notification. See our website for all class descriptions. To check your child's current level completed, see our Aquatic webpage. New this year, there will be a $5.00 charge per class to switch classes after the initial registration. See our Spring/Sum- mer brochure or online for the dates and classes avail- able. AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING Students must be 15 years old and be able to swim 500 yards to participate. Instruction in water rescue, first aid and use of special life-saving equipment will be taught. Participants who pass will be awarded Red C'c,.ss Certificates. Class is tentatively scheduled for '3" 31-June 3 and ho_ rs will not conflict with the school ,': Cost: $130.00 resident / $149.50 non-resident. Reg- i v at the Norwa!k Parks and Recreation office through 'vlay 20. I-I20 WORKOUT FOR ADULTS Our aquatic workout is performed in the cool and "eiaxing pool atmosphere. Each class consists of a 45- minute aerobic workout that includes muscle toning for, stomach, hips and legs along with flexibility and relaxation exercises. "This program stresses going at your own pace. All exercises can be performed either high }r low impact. You decide how hard you want to work. Registration Dates: Through May 27; Dates of Program: iune 7 through July 28 (rain out dates: Aug 2, 4, 9, 11); Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays; Time: 8:30 pm to 9:15 pm Cost: $38.16 resident / $43.88 non-resident (tax iri- cluded), STATE IBANK LEISURE LINE NEW FOR 2011! OUTDOOR MOVIES IN THE PARKq Norwalk Parks and Rec plan to offer FREE family movie opportunities within the parks and at the aquatic center! At the time of publication, the details were still being put together. If you are interested in sponsoring a movie night, or would like to help volunteer for these events, call the office at 981-9206. Here is what is planned so far (at time of publication): Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and get out- doors to watch a movie! Join us for a fun, relaxing evening under the stars! Concessions will be available, as well as the movie favorite, popcorn! Movies are TBA when the date gets closer. Check out the city website, local news media, and the Norwalk Parks and Recre- ation Facebook page for more information. "DIVE- IN MOVIE" Location: Norwalk Aquatic Center; Date (Ten- tative): Saturdajg July 23; Time: 8:30 p.m. (dusk)-10:30 p.m.; Cost: FREE; "GRAND SLAM MOVIE" Location: Norwalk-McAninch Sports Complex; Date (Tentative): Saturday', June 25; Time: 8:30 p.m. (dusk)-10:30 p.m. Cost: FREE. PEE WEE TEE BALL (KINDERGARTEN) This program is for children who are currently in Kindergarten. This is a coed program. The children will have fun playing while learning the fundamentals of tee ball. Volunteer coaches will be needed, and there will be two weeks of practice and four weeks of games (dependent on number of teams). Registration Dates: Through May 20; Nights: Tuesday-Thursday; Program Begins: July 5 (weather permitting); Time: 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Lodation: Norwalk-McAninch Sports Complex; Equipment needed: glove; Cost: $35- resident/S41 non- resident. BAM BAM BLAST BALL (PK) This program is for children who are Currently 4 & 5 years old NOT in Kindergarten. This is a coed league. The children will have fun playing while learning the fundamentals of tee ba!. Barn Barn Blast Ball is a sim- plified version of tee b-dl. The kids hit off a tee and run to first base, which hoT,ks when they iump on it. Volun- teer coaches will be needed, and there wil! be one week of practice and four or five weeks of games (dependent on number of teams). Registration Dates: Fhrough May 20; Nights: Tuesday or-Thursday;Program Begins: July 5(weather permitting}; Time: 6 p.m. and 7 ].m.; Loca: tion: Norwalk-McAninch Sports Complex; Equipment needed: glove; Cost: $30.00 resident/S34.50 non-resi- dent. 2011 JUNIOR GOLF CAMP Back by popular demand! Rolling Hills Golf Course, along with Norwalk Parks and Recreation, has partnered once again to bring you the 2011 Junior Golf Camp. This camp is for children ages 6 to 14. The camp will focus on golf swing technique, ruies of the game and golf course etiquette. Each of these components is vital to an enjoyable, life-long golf experience. The camp will Start NOW on Spring home projects' HOME EQUITY LINE OF CREDIT: conclude with a tournament/skills challenge on the fi- nal day (Thursday). *Please read the days and times below carefully! Registration Dates: May 30 through June 10; Program Dates: June 20, 21, 22, 23; Days: In- struction days: Monday-Wednesday, Tournament/SMlls Challenge: Thursday; Time: Read carefully below...; Instruction (Mon.-Wed.): 9-10 a.m.: 6-9 year olds; 10:30- 11:30 a.m.: 10-14 year olds; Tournament/Skills Chal- lenge (Thursday): 9-11:30 a.m.: 6-9 year olds; 1-3:30 p.m,: 10-14 year olds; Location: Rolling Hills Golf Course, Cost: $5; MirdMax: 20/100. JUNIOR GOLF CLUB RENTAL *Looking for Junior Golf Clubs, but don't have/want to buy' them??? Norwalk Parks and Recreation has available ten (10) sets of junior golf clubs available for rent FREE OF CHARGE. The Junior Golf Club Rental Program is made possible through a successful grant from the "Sticks for Kids" golf program through the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA). New to the game? Don't know where to start? Skill cards are also available! Eas; step-by-step instructions on grip, stance, swing tech- nique, different shot selections and putting are available as well for your convenience! *Rental form is availableon the city website, or P&R office. *$10/refundable deposit. *Balls and tees are not provided. *Clubs not available dur- ing Junior Golf Camp week (June 20-23). MUNCHKIN TENNIS LESSONS Here's a fun and social way to introduce your child to the game of tennis. The scaled down nets, posts and racquets are designed for young children ages 4 to 6 years old. Instructor: Kristen Geisler, Girls Head Coach, Norwalk High School; Registration Dates: May 23 through June 3; Program Dates: June 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29; Days: Mondays & Wednesdays; Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Lo- cation: Middle School Tennis Courts/Oviatt Gym (in case of rain); Cost: $25.00 resident/S28.75 non-resident; Min/ Max: 10/20 participants. BEGINNER TENNIS LESSONS Tennis lessons will be offered to children who have completed Ist through 6th grades this past school year. These lessons are instructional mM offer students an in- troduction into the game of tennis. Students Will learn swing technique, rules and how to score games and matches. Instructor: Kristen Geisler, Girls Head Coach, Norwalk High School; Registration Dates: May 23 through June 3; Program Dates: 1st Session - June 13,14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23; 2nd Session -July 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20) 21; Days: Monday-Thursday; Time: 1st, 2nd, 3rd graders-9 a.m. to 10 a.m.; 4th, 5th, 6th graders-10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; Location: Middle School Tennis Courts/ Oviatt Gym (in case of rain); Equipment Needed: Bring a tennis racket (balls will be provided); Cost: $30.00 resi- dent/S34.50 non-resident; MirdMax: 10/20 participants. MIDDLE SCHOOL TENNIS LEAGUE This three-week program is for students that have fin- ished 5-8 grades who have an interest Lg. playing tennis. Participants will be organized into a league and play matches with other local students. Knowledge Of temis and rules are recommended. League Director. Kristen Geisler, Girls Head Coach, Norwalk High School; Regis- tration Dates: May 23 through June 3; Days: Mondays & Wednesdays; Dates: June 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29; Time: 1- 2:30 p.m.; Cost: $25 resident/S28.75 non-resident; Equip- ment needed: Racket (balls will be provided); Location: Middle School Tennis Courts; Minimum: 10 participants. OPALS-SENIOR CITIZEN PROGRAMS (Older People withActive Life Styles) SENIOR CITIZEN EXERCISE Everyone ages 55 and older is invited to attend a free exercise program that will indude stretching and toning. We will meet atthe Good Life Retirement Center located at 1313 Wright Road. Time: Tuesday and Thursday morn- ings from 10-10:30 a.m. This program runs until the end of Mas: FOR SALE WARREN FARMS Norwalk 71 Acres, 50 Tillable Black "Gold" Realty 515-681-6310 LIBRARY HOURS Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Closed Sundays (Merno Day-Labor Day) *: 7