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lhursday, November 1, 2007 N/J~Jarren Town and County News Page Three NORWALK PARK & RECREATION DEPARTMENT LEISURE LINE By Nancy Kuehi, Director / OFFICI . INFORMATION Pick up registration forms 24 hours a day at the Parks and Recreation office! Please register for pro- grams at our office located at 1100 Chatham Ave. (Police Station). You can mail registration forms, place them in our drop box, or walk in. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our front door is never locked, just come in, fill out your registration forms and drop them in our drop box: If you have any questions, please call us at 981-9206. CRAFT CLUB This program is for children in first through fifth grades. The children meet once a month after school to make a special arts and crafts project. Time: 3:15 - 4:15 p.m Location: Art Room at respective building; Cost per Class: $10 for Norwalk residents and $11.50 for non-residents. Following are Dates, School and Registration times: Oviatt Lakewood Registration Dates Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Through - Nov. 2 Dec. 6 Dec. 13 Nov 19 - Nov. 30 Jan. 10 Jma. 17 Dec. 24 - lan. 4 Feb. 7 Feb. 14 Jan. 21 - Feb. 1 March 6 March 13 Feb. 18 - Feb. 29 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 the Good Life Retirement Center located at 1313 Wright Road. Time: Tuesday and Thursday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. This program will continue through the end of May. GAME NIGHT Do you enjoy cards, board games, bingo, checkers or chess? Or would you like to learn a new game ? Tonight is the night to learn. Enjoy a relaxed evening with snacks/beverages and let's play games! Every- ~o~e '.~",~. vite~t@.i:participate. :If you have any of these-board games, feel free to bring them:~along. Registration: Phone call to office by Friday prior to the event; Time: 6-8 p.m.; Location: Norwalk Easter Public Library; Cost: Varies as followst Bingo - 25C/card or 3 cards for 50 ; donation for'snacks; Days: First and third Sunday of each month; Dates: Nov. 4 - Bingo, Nov. 18 - Bunco, Dec. 2 - Bingo, Dec. 16 - Texas Holdem, Jan. 6 - Bingo, Jan. 20 - CheSs/ Checkers, Feb. 3 - Bingo, Feb 17 - Board games, March 2 - Bingo,-March 16 - Card Night (Pitch, Canasta, 500, Bridge). EARLY OUT WEDNESDAYS This school year when the kids have early out from school, we plan to offer something new in the form of afternoon field trips to various attractions in and around the metro area. These "early out" trips are for kids in fourth and fifth grade. Students will be supervised at school between noon and 1:15 p.m. Parks and Recreation have arranged for the follow- ing: Time: Leave 1:15 p.m. and return by 4:30 p.m.; Lo- cation: Leave from Lakewood Elementary School (Parents, please pick student up from school no later ~*~. ? than 4:30 p.m.); Fee: Varies by trip; Registration: Varies by trip; Minimum/maximum: 20/45; Nov. 7 - InPlay: InPlay is a unique full-service family enter- tainment concept. They will enjoy virtual reality and sport games, an experience second to none. Bring extra money for snack, drink or additional gaming. Registration Dates: Through Nov. 2; Cost: $25 for residents, $28.75 for non-residents. OPALS (Older People with Active Life Styles) The Parks and Recreation Department will be starting the OPALS club this fall. We will have a dinner on the second Friday of the month at the Norwalk/Easter Public Library and plan one outing a month. Well Seasoned Potluck (The meat as well as the people) Anyone 55 or older is invited to attend a potluck dinner with meat, tableware and coffee/beverage provided. Bring a side dish and/or dessert to share with everyone. We will hold a contest for the best dessert. After the meal we will have some enter- tainment from local talent. Call the office to register two days before the event. Dates: Nov. 9, Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 14; Time: 11:30 - 2 p.m.; Place: Norwalk/Easter Public Library. STEP BENCH AEROBICS Step bench aerobics is a low impact, high-energy aerobic routine set to music. Participants use a step bench that is provided to help increase the heart rate. Registration Dates: Nov. 12 - 23; Winter Session h Nov. 26, 28, Dec. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, Jan. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28; Days: Monday and Wednesday; Time: 6:15 - 7:15 p.m.; Location: Oviatt Multi- purpose Room; Cost per session: one class per week, $19.08-Norwalk and $21.94 non-resident; two classes per week, $38.16 for Norwalk and $43.88 for non- resident; Minimum/maximum number of pattie'Wants per Class: 10/30. CIRCUIT SENSATION Are you ready for this new workout that is athletic, intense and more fun than a three-rlng circus??![ Using the motivational power of teamwork and competition in combination with the balance challenges presented by the Bosu balan4e workout, you will discover how to change ordinary circuit workouts into.extraordinary workouts. The class will also use jump ropes, medicine bails, mini- hurdles and weighted bars. Registration Dates: Nov 12-23; Winter SeSsion h Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19, Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23; Days: Wednesday; Time: 7:30 - 8:15 p.m.; Location: Oviatt Multi-purpose Room; Cost per Session: one class per week - $19.08 for Norwalk and $21.94 for non-residents; Minimum/maximum number of participants per class: 10/10. EARLY BIRD WORKOUT For those of you who get up with the chickens, come join this early morning class that will work on Concluded p. 6 A deaf so ooa ;Ys scary G;fy 5fa e Bank ROME EQEEtY LOAN,9 'ECIN : ask our lender for more details, special for a limited time only! Home equity loan may be tax deductable, see your tax proffesionaL Minimum loan amount required. Normal credit qualifications apply. LIBRARY HOURS Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. Closed Sundays June, July & August Tentative: Agenda Regular City Council Meeting Norwalk Easter Public Library Thursday, NOV. 1, 2007 7 p.m. This is a tentative agenda only, which is subject to change. The final City Council agendawill be posted at least 24 hours prior to commencement Of the meeting. The agenda will be posted at the Norwalk City Hall. I. Call to order at 7 p.m./Roll call of members lI. Approval of agenda III. Approval of minutes-October 18, 2007 Special Coun- cil Meeting IV. Approval of minutes-October 18, 2007 Regular Coun- cil meeting V. Mayor-welcome of guests and public comment-3 minute limit, no action Vl. Recognition of Fire Department Employees VII. Old Business A.Wright Road repair-authorization to accept bid B. Norwalk Aquatic Center-Marketing Con- tract VIII. C. Watershed Project Update Consent Agenda A. Approval of expenditures B. Tax Abatement approvals C. Liquor License Renewal-Rudy's Bar & Grill D. Beer Permit-Git N Go Convenience Store #20 IX. New Business A. "Compost It-authorize city to participate B Paramedic-hire update C. Fire/EMS contract with Cumming D. Planning Commission-new appointment X. Agenda Topics-Future Meetings XI. FYI Status of Colonial Circle Project-Hubbell Develop- ment School Zone Stop Sign policy-School/City Meeting XII, Reports: Mayor Council members: McClarnon, Wahl, Lankford, Baughman, Hixenbaugh City Administrator Department Heads: Community Services Di- rector, Public Works Director, .City Clerk, Police Chief/ ~Pfablic saf~tyCoo~dinatb-r, :Fire"Chidff, Libr~lry Director, Park & Recreation Director,-Commma&y Development Director XIII. Adjournment AGENDA Norwalk Park and Recreation Commission Wednesday, Nov. 7:2007 :. Norwalk PoliceStation Monthly Meeting 7 p.m. I. Call the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m./roll call of mem- bers II. Approval of agenda III. Approval of meeting minutes IV. Public Comment-3 minute limit (No Action) V. Old Business A. Parks and Recreation Commission Oath of Office 1. Al Lammers B. Pool Strategies C. Billy O. Phillips Playground D. Park Districts E. Budget for 08/09 VI. New Business A. CIP Plan for the next five years B. Norwalk Athletic Club VII. Program. Updates (Information) VIII. Agenda topics for next meeting (public/members) IX. Adjournment 1 SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box, 325, Norwalk IA 50211. Choose, , The B! " ues plan thats right for you. : I - Lane Insurance Agency AUrHOmZED I lr~ ~l~il[11ill'lL ~.*~-~ I ~ ~/BiueCro~s Mik%Lane ~.rs ~o, I -if ~. BlueShk4d 1225 Sunset Drive I, of lent'el ~:~tn~i~" Norwalk. IA 50211 ~,llmark Blue C a B~.+ Sh,~'d o' I + ~ 515 -98 I -4614 o;r the BIu~ Cnos~ and Blue Shield A~oei;It~oo, @ 2003 Weltrnark, Inc Des IVlolne~. Iowa Form N~ IA-I 4-P-03