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Thursday, June 4, 2015 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.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 Swimming Lessons; Mad Science Camp; Pageant Prep School through June 5; Jr Golf Lessons, through June 5; Chess Camp, through June 5; How Do I? Guns 101, through June 5; Youth Tennis Lessons, through June 12; Art in the Park, through June 12. NON-REGISTRATION EVENTS Senior Exercise, Mondays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. at Norwalk Christian Church. PARKS AND REC COMMISSION MEETING Public is invited, July 1, 6 p.m. at City Hall. LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAMS Swimming registration began May 1. 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, classes and levels. There will be a $5 charge per class to switch classes af- ter the initial registration. PARENT AND CHILD (BABY LESSONS: 18 MONTHS TO AGE 2) A parent will need to get in the water with this age group. Cost: $23 ($20 with resident discount). Mini- mum/maximum number of participants per class: 4/ 10. PRESCHOOL AQUATICS (AGES 3 AND 4) Parents do not get in the water for this age group. Cost: $29 ($25 with resident discount). Minimum/maximum number of participants per class: 4/6. LEARN-TO-SWIM (CHILDREN AGES 5 THROUGH 15) To enroll in an American Red Cross course, the par- ticipant must have successfully completed or must be able to perform the skills in the preceding course. Only one swim dass reservation per child is allowed at one time. Upon completion of each course, another regis- tration may be made. Cost: $34.50 ($30 with resident discount). Minimum/maximum number of partici- pants per class: 4/6. MAD SCIENCE SUMMER CAMP "Mad Science at Its Best!!!' Parents and Kids, this could well be the most excit- ing Mad Science Summer Camp in years! You will en- joy a ;great mix of Chemistry, Physical Science & Engi- neering and NASA Space, including a grand finale rocket blast-off. Tons of Fun with a nice dose of education...what more could you ask for summer, while staying sharp for the next school year?!?! In addition, each camp day you will build and take home a couple of our ever-pleasing Make:&-Takes (M&Ts). Topics (in alphabetical order) and their correspond- ing Make & Takes: Atmospheres of Our Solar System's Planets: Me- NORWALK PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT LEISURE LINE teorological Station Basics of Engineering: Pulley System Frozen CO2 ... a.k.a. Dry Ice!: Thermo-Color Cup w/Dry Ice Minerals & Elements: Panning for Gems Polymers ... think: Slime!: Cup of Mad Science Slime Sonic Sounds: Sonic Horn Space Phenomena- Meteors & Comets: Space Tele- scope Water Pollution: "Polluted" Super Bouncy Balls Dates: August 10 through 13; Registration: Through July 24; Time: 9 a.m. - Noon for 1st and 2nd graders ('15-'16 school year); 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. for 3rd - 5th grad- ers ('15-'16 school year); Location: Public Safety Build- ing; Cost: Two day camp, $72 residents/S82.80 non-resi- dents (M/T or W/Th); four day camp, $127 residents/ $146.05 non-residents (M-Th); Minimum/Maximum: 10/18. MENACE SOCCER CAMP Join members of the Des Moines Menace - Iowa's Premier Soccer Team - for a fun camp experience June 22-25 at the Norwalk-McAninch Sports Complex. Camp is open for ages 3-14. Camp runs from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. for ages 3-4 ($60 registration), from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. for ages 5-8 ($80 registration) and from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. for ages 9-14 ($100 registration). Partici- pants receive a Menace t-shirt and four tickets to attend a Menace game at Valley Stadium. Register by June I to receive a $10 early-bird discount. Check the website www.MenaceSoccer .com or email Adam Small at ajs@menacesoccer.com for more information. CHESS SUMMER CAMP Brent Walker, retired Norwalk HS teacher, will pro- vide fun, informative and challenging chess lessons to students from the surrounding area. Chess is a fun game with lots of moves to improve student's logic, concen- tration and critical-thinking skills along with important life concepts such as the ability to win graciously and accept defeat with dignity and sportsmanship. At the end of the camp, the students will receive a t-shirt and participate in a mini-chess tournament with a trophy to the winner. This camp is open to all ages: 1st grade thru 12thgrade. Registration Dates: Through June 5; Pro- gram Dates: TuesdayfFhursday; June 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, July 2; Time: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; Location: Public Safety; Cost: $15 Norwalk resident/S17.25 non-resident; Minimum/Maximum: 6/20. PAGEANT PREP SCHOOL Here she comes, Miss America! Have you ever thought of being in a pageant but didn't know where to start? Did you know that the largest provider of schol- arships for women in the world is the Miss America Organization? This class is a short class introducing you to the exciting world of pageants! (Please note that this class will focus on natural pageants and not "glitz" type pageants as seen in popular television shows.) You will learn about: 1. Creating a Great R6sum6, 2. Interview, 3. Commu- nity Service, 4. Personal Introduction, 5. On Stage Ques- BANK Md R'C Wall of Heroes City State Bank is proud to honor our service men and women and will havea 'Wall of Hetx)ed on display fiom May 18th-June 7th. tions, 6. Makeup, 7. Runway (Casual Wear) Walk, 8. Beauty Walk, 9. Turning, 10. Choosing the best look for you in: a. Beauty, b. Interview, c. Casual Wear, 11. Op- tional competitions, 12. Different Pageant Systems Girls should bring a pair of age appropriate heels to the class. If they would like advice on gowns, bring those as well. At the end of class, a mock pageant will be held. This class is for girls going into 2nd through 6th grades in 2015-2016 school year. The class is taught by Jordan George, reigning Miss American Coed's Miss Heartland and past America's US Miss Iowa Tween and National American Miss Iowa Cover Girl and National Cover Model. Registration Dates: Through June 5; Date: .... Saturday, June 13; Location: Public Safety Building; Time: 8:00 to 12:00 p.m.; Cost: $25 Norwalk resident/ $28.75 non-resident; Minimum/Maximum: 10/20 par- ticipants. SUMMER TENNIS LESSONS Join Simpson College Men's Tennis Team for Sum- mer Tennis Lessons! This program is offered for par- ticipants in two separate sessions. You may register your child for one, or both, of these sessions (sessions will be conducted with same curriculum). These lessons are instructional and offer your child an introduction into the game of tennis. Grade is determined by the grade just completed. Registration: Through June 12; Loca- tion: Norwalk Middle School Tennis Courts; Date: Ses- sion I: June 22-25, Session II: July 6-9; Time: lst-4th grade . 9 - 10 a.m., 5th-8th grade 10-11:30 a.m., PreK and Kin- dergarten 11:30-12 p.m.; Equipment Needed: Tennis racquet (limited supply available, if needed); Cost: 1st - 8th grade $34.50 Norwalk resident/S39.75 non-resi- dent, PreK and Kindergarten $29 Norwalk resident/ $33.50 non-resident; Minimum/Maximum: 10/25 per class. JUNIOR GOLF LESSONS Calling all beginner or experienced youth golfers! Brett West, Winterset High School Boys Golf Coach, is back in Norwalk to teach the life-long game of golf! These instructional lessons will focus on, and break down, each part of the golf swing! Different types of shots and situations will be taught, ultimately enhanc- ing your golf skill level. Grade is determined by grade just comphted. Registration: Through June 5; Location: Warrior Run Golf Course; Dates: Mon.-Thur., June 15- 18, Fri., June 19 (rain/heat make-up); Time: K-2nd grade 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., 3rd-4th grade 9:30-10:30 a.m., 5th-8th grade 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Equipment Needed: Golf clubs (limited supply available, if needed); Cost: $40 Norwalk resident/S46 non-resident; Minimum/Maximum: 10/30 per class. HOW DO I? GUNS 101 This dass will provide you information on gun laws in Iowa and their procedures. How to obtain a weapons permit, places to shoot, places to purchase and/or safety class. Instructor: Sgt. Trevor Martin, Norwalk Police Department; Location: Norwalk Public Safety; Regis- tration Date: Through June 5; Date: Saturday, June 13; Cost: FREE; Minimum/Maximum: 5/25. ' RECYCLED ART IN THE PARK Do you miss seeing your friends during the summer? Stop and enjoy their company at the park while making special projects. Kids meet on Wednesdays and create a different project each time. This program is for students ages 5 to 12. Registration: Through June 12; Time: 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.; Dates: June 11 - Recycled Cardboard Ani- mals - Use cardboard pieces to create the face of a cat, bear or other animal. June 18 - Mixed Mec[ia Recycled Collage Flower - Use various art materials to experi- ment on recycled cardboard then cut out shapes and assemble a beautiful flower, sun or other art collage ideas. June 25 - Rock People - Take rocks to another cre- ativelevel and paint them to make people.Make a whole : family then mix them up for more fun ideas. July 2, Clay  Can Sculpture - Using a tin can as a base create a 3-D sculpture that can be used as a pencil holder. July 9, : Recycled RainSticks- Paper tubes, aluminum foil paint : and more come together to create a fun sounding rain stick. Location: City Park; Cost: Pottery $12 Norwalk " resident/S13.80 non-resident per class; Minimum/Maxi- mum: 5/20 participants. 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. ""