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Thursday, November 3, 2071 OFFICE INFORMATION Pick up registration forms 24.h0urs a day at the Parks and Recreation office or print them off our website: www.ci.norwalk.ia.us. You can mail registration forms, place them in our drop box or walk in. Our office is located at 1100 Chatham Ave. (Public Safety Bldg.). O f- rice hoursare 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: www:ci, norwalk.ia.us) UPCOMING REGISTRATIONS Adult Pick-up Basketball Games, until full; Babysitting Clinic, through November 4; Lakewood After School, through November 4; Early Out, Bowl- ing, through November 11; OPALS Luncheon, Novem- ber 4; Bingo, November 6; Open Gym at Oviatt, Novem- ber 6; Little Hoopers (3/4 grade), November 7 through November 18; Dream Team (1/2 grade), November 7 through November 18. ADULT VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE Week 7 A League Just Do It 40 Court Jester 34 1-2-3 Team 34 Old Fart 30 All Out 27 Bump Uglier 21 B League Net Assets 51 My Bad 44 Safe Sets 35 Dinks R on Us 34 Still Standing 24 WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL Week 3 Setting Ducks 20 Beavis and Bump-head 17 Chicks with Hits 16 Volley Girls 16 Team Karg 15 Volleyball Mamas 13 Spiked Punch 11 ADULT PICK-UP BASKETBALL GAMES Pick-up basketball games will be offered for adults. Bring clean tennis shoes to wear for the games. This program is only for residents who live in the Norwalk School District. Program Dates: November 9, 16, 30, December 7, 14, January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28; Time: 7 to 9 p.m.; Location: Middle School Gym; Registration: Began September 19 (closes when full); Cost: $28 for Norwalk residents, $32 for non-residents; Maximum number of participants: 40. LAKEWOOD AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM This new after school program is for students to get involved to stay active and keep physically fit. Tae Kwon Do: Michael Wagenknecht is the head in- structor of the after school workout program. We will meet after school from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday in the Lakewood bandroom. This program consists of hand and foot techniques, forms, self-defense, lessons and instruction on topics such as respect, self- discipline and perseverance. Be sure to wear your gym clothes (no jeans or dresses). We will be working out barefooted, so no special shoes needed. Yoga: Bethanie Laferty is the instructor. Yoga is for everyone. It increases strength, flexibility and balance for both body and mind. Regular yoga practice can help to improve circulation, digestion and posture, stimu- late the immune system, decrease stress level boost self- esteem and create a sense of calmness and well-being. We will meet after school at Lakewood. Bring a towel or mat to lay on. Program Dates: November 15 to De- cember 8; Time: 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; Location: Lake- wood School; Registration: Through November 4; Cost: $40, Norwalk students; Minimum/Maximum: 10/15. BABYSITTING CLINIC Designed for students 5th grade and above Babysitting Basics teaches you to become a first-rate babysitter. Babysitting is an important job. This class will teach you basic first aid and rescue breathing; car- ing for infants and young children; safety and how to handle emergencies; responsibilities of a baby sitter; what parents expect of you; age-appropriate toys and activities. Upon completion of all activities you will re- N/Warren Town and Countv News,,; Page Three NORWALK PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT LEISURE LINE ceive a Babysitting Basics Certificate. Registration Dates: Through November 4; Program Date: Thursday & Friday, November 10 and 11; Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Location: Norwalk Easter Public Library; Instructor: ISU Extension Warren County; Cost: $20 for Norwalk resi- dents and $23.00 for non-residents; Minimum/Maxi- mum: 15/24. EARLY OUT WEDNESDAYS Back by popular demand! Again this year we will offer afternoon early out field trips to various attrac- tions in and around the metro area. The trips are held on the early out Wednesday of the month (Oct.-Feb.). These "early out" trips are for kids in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. Our staff will have an activity for the kids from 12:00-1:00 p.m. and then we will board the bus. Impor- tant: Snacks are not included this year in the price of the activity; if your child needs a snack, additional money needs to be sent with them. Time: Leave I p.m. and return by 4:30 p.m.; Location: Leave from Lakewood Elementary School (Parents, pick student up from school no later than 4:30 p.m.); Fee: Varies by trip; Registra- tion: Varies by trip; Minimum/Maximum: 20/45; No- vember 16 Bowling at Val Lanes. Let's have some fun bowling! You will get to bowl 3 games! Registration Dates: Through November 11; Cost: $10 Norwalk resi- dents/S11.50 non-residents. LITTLE HOOPERS This program is for boys and girls in 3rd and 4th grades. Our goal is to have fun while teaching the fun- damentals of basketball. We will work on shooting, passing and dribbling with an overall emphasis on good sportsmanship. This program will practice and play on Saturdays. The boys and girls will be assigned to teams and volunteer coaches will be needed for the program. Grade: 3rd and 4th Grade Boys; Location: Oviatt Gym; Practice Times: 2 p.m, 2:45 p.m.; Game Time: 2 p.m., 2:45 p.m.; Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11; Registration: November 7 through November 18; Grade: 3rd and 4th Grade Girls; Location: Oviatt Gym; Practice Time: 3:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m.; Game Time: 3:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m.; Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11; Registration: November 7 through November 18; Cost: $25 for Norwalk residents and $28.75 for non-resi- dents. DREAM TEAM This program is for boys and girls in the 1st and 2nd grades. Children will be taught basketball fundamen- tals. Children will be separated into teams and play games. Volunteer coaches will be needed. Grade: 1st and 2nd Grade Girls; Location: Oviatt; Practice Times: 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m.; Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11; Registration: November 7 through November 18; Grade: 1st and 2nd Grade Boys; Location: Oviatt; Prac- tice Times: 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12 p.m., 12:45 p.m.; Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11; Registra- tion: November 7 through November 18; Cost: $25 for Norwalk residents and $28.75 for non-residents. BASKETBALL OPEN GYM Shoot hoops or play a pick up game with friends or family. Bring clean tennis shoes for the floor. Only resi- dents in the Norwalk school district are eligible to par- ticipate. No registration required, just show up and play. Time: 3-5 p.m.; Location: Oviatt gym; Adult cost: $1; Youth cost: $,50; Days: Sundays; Dates: November 6, 13, 20, December 4, 11, 18, January 8, 15, 22, 29, Febru- ary 5, 12, 19, 26. FAMILY BINGO NIGHT Stop by the library and enjoy a n evening of Bingo and tasty treats. Bring munchies or snacks to share with all and we will provide the beverage. All ages are in- vited to participate. Bingo callers will be the Norwalk Lion Club Members. Registration: Phone call to office by Friday prior to the Sunday; Time: 6-'8 p.m.; Loca- tion: Norwalk Easter Public Library; Cost: .25/card or 3 cards for .50; Days: First Sunday of each month; Dates: November 6, December 4, .February 5, March 4. WELL-SEASONED POTLUCK (The meat as well as the people) All are invited, age 55 or older, to attend a potluck dinner to enjoy and socialize with the Parks and Recre- ation staff. Meat, tableware, and coffee/beverage are provided. Dust off the cookbooks and be creative to bring a side dish and/or dessert to share with everyone. After the meal we will have some form of entertainment/ program from the locals. Let us know your email ad- dress and we will send out reminders with what meat we plan to have on that day. Call the office to register two days before the event. Dates: November 4, Decem- ber 2, January 6, February 3, March 2, Time: 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.; Place: Norwalk Public Safety Building. SHERIFF'S REPORT Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. I October 20 Officers investigating a possible child abuse alle- gation at rural Indianola, arrested Michael Coulter, 57, rural Indianola. He was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. October 21 Becky Palmer, rural Indianola, reported prop- erty taken from a storage area at rural Indianola; taken were digital camera equipment, stereo equip- ment and miscellaneous items valued at $425. William Dunkerson, ru- ral Indianola, reported a shotgun, valued at $100, taken from his residence. The weapon was later re- covered when an indi- vidual who had purchased it returned it to him; charges are pending on a 24-year-old rural In- dianola male. October 23 Shirley Denny, Green- field Plaza, reported her /TY ,fTA/1 N#/t Plf F#.tmZ #Oz " BANK Two oategocitm: Fruit & Cream Communityjudoes . Pies must be dped off at Home Loan butld00 (next to the bank)  7am-8 am Pie served in the lobby from 9 am Prla mrded! home was entered; several jewelry items valued at $6,500 were taken from the residence. Mt. Zion Church, Greenfield Plaza, reported vandals broke windows in the church bus and dam- aged paint on the bus; $1,950 los s . October 25 Donald Hosier, Cedar Rapids, reported a hand- gun, valued at $650, was taken from a location at rural Norwalk. Officers investigated a disturbance call in Greenfield Plaza; follow- ing the investigation, Christine Smith, 44, Greenfield Plaza, was charged with disorderly conduct. October 26 Officers conducting a traffic stop in the 1800 block of Hwy 5, arrested Matthew Weaver, 20, Des Moines, and charged him with OWl. ACCIDENTS Oct. 12 - 6:45 p.m., R63 Hwy near G24 Hwy: a ve- hicle driven by Timothy Glick, 60, rural Indianola, struck a deer; $5,000 dam- age. Oct. 15 - 7:30 a.m., R63 Hwy near Harrison Street: a vehicle driven by Dan Berry, 55, Des Moines, struck a deer; $5,500 dam- age. 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 (Memoal Day-tatxx Day)