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Thursday, November 7, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Fifteen LEISURE LINE Concluded from p. 3 Through January 27; Time: 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.; Dates: November 14, December 5, Janu- ary 9, February 6; Location: Art Room at Lakewood; Cost per class: Norwalk resi- dents $11.50/class, non-residents $13.25/class; Mini-mum/Maximum: 6/20. 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 within the Nolvvalk School District. Program Dates: November 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11, 18, January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26; Time: 7 to 9 p.m.; Location: Middle School Gym; Registration: (closes when full); Cost: $31.80 (includes sales tax) Norwalk residents, $37.20 (includes sales tax) non-residents; Maximum num- ber of participants: 40. ADULT ED COMMUNITY EDUCATION AT MAIN STREET MONTESSORI SCHOOI. Different classes are being offered at the Montessori School on Main St. Registra- tions began September 23 either online or at the Parks and Rec office. Homemade Soap- Cleanliness is next to godliness and you will feel like a celestial being when you bathe in your own luxurious homemade soap. Break free from the store bought variety with unwanted chemicals and artificial fragrances and declare your soap independence. You will learn the basic techniques of soap making and have a chance to get creative with your choice of additive 0ils and scents. Each par- ticipant will take home a batch of soap (10-14 bars) that will be cured and ready for gift giving by Christmas Date: November 14; Time: 7-8:30 p.m.i Cost: $20/batch; Limit: 10 individuals. Jewelry Design- Join us for an evening of jewelry and fun! A relaxed, casual atmo- sphere means no-stress jewelry-making and you will go home with a sheet of reminders and tips on technique. Necklaces...earrings...bracelets...a whole new world will open to you when you can make your own jewelry. Our instructor is a professional artist who will walk you through the simple basic techniques. You needn't bring anything with you.., we will supply all the tools and materials you will need for the class and'you will receive a list of suppliers. Join us...making jewelry is easier than you think! Date: January 16; Tune: 7- 8:30 p.m.; Cost: $15; Limit: 10 individuals. Home Brewing- Beer Making 101- It's time to truly test your skills and give brew- ing a try. In this class you learn the basics of home beer making from brewing to bottling. This class will run two sessions- the first month to brew, the second to bottle. Each participant will leave with the knowledge to start their own home brewing, a list of supplies and suppliers and of course, their own six pack of home brew. Date: February 6 and March 6; Time: 7-8:30 p.m.; Cost: $30; Limit: 8 individuals. Switch Plate Decorating- Tired of those dull and boring switch plates (you know, the plate that holds down your light switch)? Come learn a fun and functional tech- nique to personalize your plates. Alcohol ink stamping involves little skill and can be applied to many other items to create or embellish home d6cor or jewelry. You bring the switch plates and we'll give you the skills to create plates of art. Date: March 6; Time: 7-8:30 p.m.; Cost: $15; Limit: 10 individuals. GLASS FUSING WITH FRIENDS Fused glass is glass that has been fired and involves stacking, or layering t.hin sheets of glass, often using different colors to create patterns or simple images. The stack is then placed inside the kiln and then heated through a series of ramps and soaks until the separate pieces begin to bond together. Once the desired effect has been achieved at the maximum desired temperature, the kiln temperature will be brought down quickly. The glass is then allowed to cool slowly over a specified time, soaking at specified temperature ranges. We will make two projects and then have it fired off location. Must be 18 years or older. Registration Date: Through December 6; Class Date: Sunday, Dec. 8; Time: 3:30 to 5 p.m.; Location: Norwalk Easter Public Library; Cost: Norwalk residents $29, non-residents $33.35; Minimum/Maximum: 4/12. YOUTH DAY OFF ACTIVITIES This year we will offer afternoon field trips to various attractions in and around the metro area when kids are off from school. The hips are held on specific non- school days. These trips are for kids in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. Students will meet the bus at Lakewood Elementary School to board. Important: Snacks are NOT included in this year's activities; send extra money if your child wants a snack. Time: Leave I p.m. and return by 4:15 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/ activity (see below); Registration: Through March 14; Minimum/Maximum: 30/65. November 7-Sky Zone: Get ready for a seemingly endless sea of trampolines, all connected to form one massive trampoline surface. The surface is enclosed with angled trampolines that allow you to literally bounce off the walls! These patented, all-tram- poline, walled playing courts are the foundation of Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park. Ws a playing court so original and unique, creating a brand new way to move, compete and get fit! Cost: Norwalk residents $15, non-residents $17.25. December 30-Sleepy Hollow Sports Park: You know how fun sledding is - tub- ing is even better! The hill at Sleepy Hollow is 15 stories high and you don't have to walk back up! As the surface lifts pull you to the top, prepare for the release, which sends you flying down the 1,000-foot runs. All lanes are constantly monitored for everyone's safety. Tubes will be provided. Dress warm (gloves, hats and boots). Cost: Norwalk residents $15, non-residents $17.25. January 3-Movie Day at Jordan Creek: Kick back and enjoy a movie at Jordan Creek Century 21 Theatre. We give the kids a choice between two movies and it will be rated G or PG. Cost: Norwalk residents $10, non-residents $11.50. February 20-Climb Iowa: Climb Iowa is Iowa's largest indoor climbing and train- ing facility,'with more than 10,000 square feet of climbing, 200 routes and problems. Included in the prices is all climbing equipment and two hours of unlimited climb- ing. A safety waiver must be completed and turned in to participate in this program. Cost: Norwalk residents $12, non-residents $13.80. March 19-Incredible Pizza of Urbandale: Over 100 games, ticket games and simu- lators await you! Included in the price will be an arcade game card and two hours of unlimited attractions such as bumper cars, go-karts, mini bowling, or mini golf! Must be 50" for bumper cars. Cost: Norwalk residents $25, non-residents $28.75. LITTLE HOOPERS This program is for boys and gifts in 3rd and 4th grades. Our goal is to have fun while teaching the fundamentals 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., 2:45p.m.; Game Time: 2 p.m., 2:45 p.m.; Dates: January 4, 18, February 1, 8, !5, 22; Registration: Through November 15. Grade: 3rd and 4th grade girls; Location: Oviatt Gym; Practice Times: 3:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m.; Game Times: 3:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m.; Dates: January 4, 18, February 1, 8, 15, 22; Registration: November 4 through November 15; Cost: $28.75 for Norwalk resi- dents and $33.25 for non-resiaents. DREAM TEAM This program is for boys and girls in the 1st and 2nd grades. Children will be taught basketball fundamentals. 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 4,18, February 1, 8, 15, 22; Registra- tion: Through November 15. 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 4,18, February 1, 8, 15, 22; Registration: Through November 15; Cost: $28.75 for Norwalk residents and $33.25 for non-residents. IOWA WILD HOCKEY: GAME NIGHT Join Norwalk Parks and Recreation, Saturday, Nov. 16, for a night out with the Iowa Wild! In conjunction with Youth Sports League Night, the first 1,500 fans (12 and under) will receive an Iowa Wild youth jersey! Tickets are $12 for both adults and children. Tickets are to be purchased only through Norwalk Parks and Recre- ation via online registration or the Parks and Rec Office. After registration is com- plete, detailed information will be sent to each person who buys a ticket via email. Contact Jeff Lucas with any questions at jeffl@norwalk.iowa.gov or 981-9206. Dead- line to register is Friday, Nov. 8. Game Night Details: Game Night: Saturday, Nov. 16; Registration Dates: Through November 8; Time: 7:05 p.m.; Place: Wells Fargo Arena; Cost: $12/person (adults and children same price). OPALS- Senior Citizen Promrams v (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 toning. We will meet at the Norwalk Christian Church lo- cated at 701 Main St. This program will run until the end of May. Days: Monday and Thursday; Time: 10-10:30 a.m. SENIOR CITIZEN WII BOWLING Do you miss the game of bowling? Not quite as spry as you used to be. We invite you to try the game of Wii bowling. This game mimics actions performed in real life bowling without having to travel to a bowling alley. Each week teams will be as- signed for those who show up and we will have a little competition. This program started October 3 and will continue until March. (Will take off during the holidays.) Place: Norwalk Public Safety Bldg; Time: Thursdays, 1:30-3 p.m. 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 withthe Parks ,dRecreation staff. Meat, tableware and coffee/beverage are pro- vided. Dust off the cookbooks and be creative to bring a side dlglatlcb'or-cfessert-to share with everyone. After the meal we will have some form of entertainment from local talent. Let us know your email address 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: December 6, January 3, February 7, March 7: Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Place: Norwalk Public Safety Building. TaiLgaUng Tips Grilling Expe Reveals Top Five Tools ForTailgating Like A Pro (NAPS)--Tailgaters are a serious crowd, particularly when it comes to their tra- ditions, their team and-- above all--their food. For many, a key to prepar- ing memorable food-- whether it's for friends and family in the back- yard or for a crowd at the stadium-- is having the right tools, starting with the right grill. In fact, according to the 24th annual Weber GrillWatch Survey, grill owners who tail- gate say the top must-have Rem for a proper tailgate party is a grill (82 percent), followed by food (80 percent) and a cooler (80 percent). Finding The Right Tools "Today's tailgate parties have really evolved," says Kevin Kolman, Grill Master for Weber-Stephen Products LLC, manufacturer of out- door gas, charcoal and elec- tric grills and grilling acces- sories. "There is a sense of pride and one-upmanship that seems to prevail among tailgaters--and armed with the right tools and a grilling game plan, anyone can come out looking like a pro." His top five tools for tail- gating include: 1. Portable Grill and Grill Stand: Many tailgaters place their grill on the ground, or worse, on a stool or a chair. "Forget hunching Experts  hosting a great tailgate party calls for the right tools, starting with a quality grill. over or knocking over an unstable grill," says F. "Invest in a sturdy grill stand and a quality grill." Kevin recommends a Weber Q 220 portable gas grill with elec- tronic ignition for the ulti- mate in convenience; or the new Weber Jumbo Joe Char- coal Grill that features a com- pact design but has the grilling capacity of Weber's stand-up classic charcoal ket- tle. 'Both are available with collapsible grill stands (sold separately). 2. Tongs: Kolman says ifs best to have at least two sets of tongs--one for raw food and one for cooked food. He suggests looking for tongs that are spring loaded, long and strong, like Weber's Stainless Steel Chef's Tongs that measure 12V2 ihes and have a locking mechanism to keep tongs closed when not in use. 3. Chimney Starter: Simple and inexpensive, this metal cylinder with a han- dle on the side is still the best tool for lighting charcoal.. Fill the chimney starter with charcoal and set on the grill grates with lit lighter cubes underneath. In approxi- mately 15 minutes, the char- coal will be hot, ashed over and ready to use. Try the Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter in either the stan- dard or the new compact size. 4. Grill Brush: A sturdy grill brush with stainless steel bristles is essential when grilling. After the grill is hot, make sure to give the grates a good cleaning before putting on your food. 5. Timer: With so much going on in the parking lot, it's easy to get distracted. Just set the timer and you'll be reminded to check the coals or flip the meal Weber's Pocket Thermometer fits, .well...in your pocket, so hands are free to enjoy your favorite pregame beverage. For more tailgating tips from Kevin Kolman, visit www.weber.com/blog. To learn more about Weber grills and accessories, visit www. weber.com.