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Thursday, July 11, 2019 N/Warren Town and County News Page Three N Information provided by Robin Leaper and Sarah Cobum * Visit us at www.norwalkparks.org 515-981-9206 Registration forms for events are available 24 hours a day at the Parks and Recreation office (1100 Chatham Avenue, inside the Norwalk Public Safety Building) or print them off our website: www.norwalk.iowa.gov. You can mail registration forms, place them in our drop box, or walk in. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The drop box is open 24/7. If you have any questions, please callus at 515-981-9206. On-line registration is also available on our website: www.norwalk parks.org. We are now accepting Park Shelter House reservations through October, and Pool Party reservations for the 2019 season. We are currently accepting applications for the following seasonal positions: Youth Baseball/Softball Umpires, Youth Soccer Referees, Lifeguards, Swim Instructors, Pool Maintenance, Pool Concessions/Admissions, Sports Complex Tournament Crew. For more information and application, go to the Parks and Recreation webpage at www.norwalkparks.org. The city has a new alert system! Are you missing your weekly emails? How about your activity guide? Get signed up today! Receive Parks and Recreation program cancellations, closures, weekly updates, quarterly activity guide, and more via email and text message. Visit www.norwalkparks.org to register. Parks and Recreation Commission Vacancies: Lots of new and exciting things are happening in the Park and Recreation Department. If you are passionate about parks and recreation and would like to be involved please think of being a part of our commission. We require our Commission members to play an active role and attend 1 meeting a month at City Hall. We would especially love to have people who have experience with: youth and adult sports programs, senior activities, trails/greenways, environmental education, parks, grant writing, volunteerism, or horticulture. To apply please go to: http://www.norwalk. iowa.gov/government/boards and commissions Please call us or visit our website for further details on the following events: Events Currently Open For Registration: {YEL!} Junior Coding and STEM Video Games Enrichment - Registration through July 12 Early Bird Body Sculpting- Registration through July 15th {YEL!} De nation Mars Rocketry Course - Registratio ?clirough July 17 Art in the l ark - Registration through August 9 ~0 Chicago Fire Soccer Summer Camp - Registration through July 22 Non Registration Events: Senior Exercise - Mondays/Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church Chicago Fire Soccer Summer Camp Soccer in the Community was launched in 2014 by the Chicago Fire Soccer Club. The aim of SITC is to provide professional programming and resources to youth soccer organizations in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Little Sparks (2-5 year old) - August 5 -August 9, 8:00 am to 9:00 am. Children will begin to develop fundamental skills such as balance and coordination. Parents play too! Ratio: 1:8 3 to 4 year old: Focusing on building soccer competences and dynamic movements. Children will also be introduced to soccer specific activities incorporating teamwork and cooperation. Parents play too! Ratio: 1:10 4 to 5 year old: Focusing on advancing soccer movements for game-play scenarios. Through individualized practices, children will begin to develop their technical soccer ability. Parents play too! Ratio: 1:12 Community Camp (6-9 year old) Theme: Dribbling - August 5 - August 9, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Phase 1: Fun activator - We kick-off by utilizing fun games to give participants a chance to interact with each other and introduce the daily topic. Phase 2: FUNdamentals - Build on topic through guided discovery sessions for players to learn the master different skills in a fun environment. Phase 3: Conditioned Small-Sided Games - Using SSG's to reinforce the technical application against opposition. Phase 4: Game Scenarios - Scrimmaging but in a more meaningful way. We.create game-like challenges for the players to solve using the skills they learned! Community Camp (10-14 year old) Theme: Dribbling to Penetrate - August 5 - August 9, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Phase 1: Designed to get the players ready and focused, introducing the technical components as well as incorporating dynamic stretching. Phase 2: Skills Session - Developing situations where the players are given passive pressure whilst refining the technique. Phase 3: Playing Under Pressure - Creating different situations for the attackers to beat a player in a competitive situation. Phase 4: Game Related Practice - Full or small- sided game to enable the players to penetrate the opposition in a game situation. {YEL!} Junior Coding and STEM Video Games Enrichment course {YEL!} Junior Coding and Video Games with Scratch is for 2nd- 5th graders. Each {YEL!} Coding class follows four basic components: TEACH IT! Students learn different video games and storytelling design techniques (movement of blocks, control blocks, basic animation, adding scores, etc.) CODE IT! Students use Scratch to code their own story and video games. EXPLORE IT! Students can write their own story and video game code, experiment with it and test new options. Our collaborative learning environment encourages students to learn from each other. KEEP IT! Students keep their stories and video games online with Scratch and can access it and expand upon it at any-time. Sign up today to THINK, LEARN, and PLAY WELL with {YEL!}. Scratch is an MIT created and monitored, kid-safe web interface. It uses a drag and drop programming interface to teach students of all levels coding practices. Your will receive a Scratch username and password so they can access their projects from any computer at any-time. Program dates are July 15- 19. Early Bird Body Sculpting For those of you who get up with the chickens, come join this early morning class that will work on ultimate body sculpting, pilates, and chicometrics. This class is designed to maximize core strength, firm, and tone your butt, thighs, and arms. This class will use dumbbells, big exercise balls (your own on designated days) and dynabands that will put your to the test with added intensity. Bring a mat/towel, hand weights are optional. Mary Jane Sharp is the instructor. {YEL!} Destination Mars Rocketry Course {YEL!} Destination Mars: Rocketry Course is for students entering 2nd - 5th-grade. Launch and watch your very own rocket speed 300 feet into the air! Then it is yours to take home. Students will make and take home multiple rockets of Varying difficulty throughout this session. We will use these rockets and airplanes to investigate basic aeronautical concepts including: pmpulsmn, thrust, lift, drag, and more. We will also hypothesize about travel in outer space, how to get a United States astronaut to Mars and life on Mars. Do :you have the right stuff?. Get registered today! Program dates are July 22:26. Art in the Park Come join us in the park to make special arts and crafts projects. The kids meet once a month and make a different project each month. This program is for students who just completed Kindergarten through sixth grade. Program dates June 21, July 19, and August 16. OPALS - 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 toning. We will meet at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church (new location) located at 515 Sunset Drive. Registration is not required. This is a continuous program every Monday and Wednesday from 10- 10:30 a.m. Q /"."Fun Fest 2019 at Fellowship Community Church Fellowship Community Church welcomes children to its annual Fun Fest event on Wednesday, July 31st through Friday, August 2nd. Each morning begins at 9:00 am and ends at 11:30 am. This FREE event will include teaching activities, entertainment, songs, games, and snacks for children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade in the fall. This year's theme is "Power Up" with special guest Clayton Poland! Clayton will use his love for gadgets, gizmos, science & illusions to motivate kids to live for Christ daily! Transportation to Fun Fest is available by reservation. Fellowship Community Church is located at 225 North Avenue in Norwalk. Everyone is invited to celebrate Fun Fest's wrap- up on Sunday, August 4th, 8:30 or 10:30 am with a presentation during the services by the Fun Fest Kids. There will also be a special kid's service with guest Clayton Poland. The celebration will continue that night at 6:00 pm with an adult & Sr. High Softball Tournament at McAninch Softball Complex, a Jr. High Kick-ball game, and 9 Square for K-5th. To see a video of the fun, and to register children for Fun Fest, visit the church website at www.fellowshipnorwalk.org/funfest or contact the church office at 981-0699. All are welcome to attend! aW BANK |NSURANCE SERV!C 1037 Sunset Drive- No alk 515-981 434 ,==IIIF~,~ q, "t