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Pc" Four N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, September 19, 2019 a~e Norwalk Parks and '~ i,~ : iii7 Information provided by Robin Leaper and Sarah Cobum Visit us J Department 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 call us at 515-981-9206. On-line registration is also available on our website: www.norwalk parks.org. will remain open during construction. Watch for updates on all park construction 'on our Facebook page @Norwalkparksandrecreation and on our website www.Norwalkparks.org. Seasonal Help Needed! We are now hiring soccer referees, volleyball referees, basketball scorekeepers, complex supervisors, and volleyball coaches. To apply go to www.Norwalkparks.org / Employment Opportunities and fill out the Seasonal Employment Application. November 3, December 1, February 2, March 1, and April 5, 5-7 pm at the library Family Open Gym - Sundays, 2-4 pm (see dates below) Drive-In Trick or Treat Night - Wednesday, October 30, 5:30-6:30 pm at the Public Safety Building OPALS Senior Exercise - Mondays/Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m Norwalk Christian Church OPALS Well-Seasoned Potluck - Fridays, 11:30- 1:00 (see dates below) ~mw-- .it We are accepting Park Shelter House reservations through October. 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. Elizabeth Holland Park located at 1401 Colonial Parkway, east of Hwy 28 on the south side of Beardsley Street is looking amazing! It currently includes 2 ponds stocked by the DNR, a walking trail with lighting, prairie, and a parking lot on the south side of the park on Colonial Parkway. At this time the park is still CLOSED due to construction and we ask that you please stay off the trail until it is safely open. Opening date is to be announced soon! Billy O. Phillips Park playground equipment located at 2500 Lexington Drive is under construction and closed to the public beginning September 16th. The mulch surface will be removed and a poured surface will be added as well as our new wheelchair swing. Warrior Park challenge course construction has begun. The 2"-5 pl ygrodnd, shelter house, and pond Please call us or visit our website for further details on the following events: Events Currently ODen for Registration: YEL Grandmasters of Chess, 3rd-5th - Registration through October 23 Craft Club - Registration through March 4 YEL Junior Robotics, K-2nd and 3rd-5th - Registration through November 8th Little Dribblers Basketball- Registration through September 29 5/6 Grade Boys/Girls Basketball - Registration through September 29 4th-6th Grade Volleyball - Registration through September 29 Adult Women's Volleyball League - Registration through September 29 Adult Pick-up Basketball Games - Registration closes when full Events With Upcoming Registrations: Beginning Warrior Wrestling Club - Registration begins October 7 Non Registration Events: Community Open Gym- Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (see dates below) Family Bingo Nights - Sundays October 6, Norwalk Food Pantry hours are 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. The pantry is located at New Life' Lutheran Church. " YEL Grandmasters of Chess Chess class follows four basic components: Teach It! Each class students are taught different chess concepts and coached to implement those concepts into their chess games. Puzzle It! Students are given chess puzzles (constructed by WIM Serafima Sokolovskaya) and work with coach guidance. Play It! Each class ends with students playing 20 -30 minutes of chess. Coaches often feature in-class tournaments during the session. Class fee includes Chesskids.com membership for the session (a $49 annual value). For students in 3rd - 5th grades, program dates are Fridays, 3:20 pm to 4:20 pm, October 25, November 1, 8 (no class), 15, 22, 29 (no class), December 6, 13 at Lakewood Elementary. Craft Club Get out your glue gun and imaginations for this program. Children in 3rd through 5th grades at Lakewood Elementary are invited to join. They meet once a month after school on early out Wednesdays to make special art and craft projects. Program dates are Wednesdays 1:30 pm to 4:15 pm, October 2, November 6, December 4, January 15, February 12, and March 11. YEL Junior Robotics 21st Century Robotics Enrichment using LEGO bricks. Junior Robotics follows four basic components. Teach It! Each class students are taught the basic STEM engineering concepts behind each project. Build It! Students use LEGO bricks to build different projects each session. Program It! Then they program the project to perform different actions using drag and drop icon based software. Play It! Finally they play with their project, modify it, create extensions and have fun working with it. For students in grades K- 2nd: Program Dates are Monday, 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm, November 11, 18, 25, December 2 at Orchar l Hills Elementary. For students in grades 3rd - 5th: Program dates are Tuesday, 3:20 pm to 4:20 pm, November 12, 19, 26, December 3 at Lakewood Elementary. Continued on Page 5 Norwalk Christian Church St John the Apostle Catholic Church Fellowshi Communi