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Thursday, December 5, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Three NORWALK PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT LEISURE LINE By Nancy Kuehl, Director OFFICE INFORMATION Pick up registration forms 24 hours a day a t 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.). Of- fice hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The drop box is open 24/7! If you have any questions, call us at 981-9206. Online registration is available. (See website: www.ci.norwalk.ia, us). UPCOMING REGISTRATIONS Adult Open Basketball, doses when full; Adult Com- munity Ed Classes, through February 28; Lakewood Craft Club, through December 6; OPALS Reiman Gar- dens/Hickory Park Trip, through December 6; Youth Day Off Activities i Sleepy Hollow, December 9 through De- cember 20; Youth Day Off Movie, December 16 through December 27; Coed Volleyball League, December 16 through December 27; Adult Dodgeball League, Decem- ber 16 through December 27. NON-REGISTRATION EVENTS Senior Exercise, Mondays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. at Norwalk Christian Church; Senior Wii Bowling, Thurs- day at Public Safety Building, 1:30 p.m.; OPALS lunch, December 6. CRAFT CLUB Get out your glue guns and imaginations for this pro- gram. Children in 3rd through 5th grades at Lakewood Elementary are invited to join. They meet once a month after school on Thursday to make special arts and crafts projects. Registration: Through December 6; Time: 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.; Dates: December 5, January 9, February 6; Location: Art Room at Lakewood; Cost per class: Norwalk residents $11.50/class, non-residents $13.25/ class; Minimum/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 Norwalk School District. Program Dates: December 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 (in- cludes sales tax) Norwalk residents, $37.20 (includes sales tax) non-residents; Maximum number of partici- pants: 40. ADULT ED COMMUNITY EDUCATION AT MAIN STREET MONTESSORI SCHOOL Different classes are being offered at the Montessori School on Main St. Registrations are either online or at the Parks and Rec office. Jewelry Design- Join us for an evening of jewelry and fun! Arelaxed, casual atmosphere 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 jewel. 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 thinld Date: January 16; Time: 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 brewing 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 func- tional technique 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 jew- elry. You bring the switch plates and we'll give you the skills to create plates of art. Date: March 6; Time: 7-8:30 pan.; Cost: $1 Limit: 10 individuals. YOUTH DAY OFF ACTIVITIE This year we will offer afternoon field trips to vari- ous attractions in and around the metro area when kids are off from school. The trips 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 Elemen- tary School to board. Important: Snacks are NOT in- cluded in this year's activities; send extra money if your child wants a snack. Time: Leave I p.m. and re- turn by 4:15 p.m.; Location: Leave from Lakewood El- ementary 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. December 30-Sleepy Hollow Sports Park: You know how fun sledding is - tubing 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 larg- est indoor climbing and training facility, with more than 10,000 square feet of climbing, 200 routes and problems. Induded in the prices is all climbing equipment and two hours of unlimited climbing. A safety waiver must be completed and turned in to participate in this pro- gram. Cost: Norwalk residents $12, non-residents $13.80. March 19-Incredible Pizza of Urbandale: Over 100 BANK games, ticket games and simulators 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. ADULT COED VOLLEYBALL - A & B LEAGUE Two separate leagues are offered for coed volleyball. The A league is considered an A power league, while B league is considered a recreation league. Each league will be limited to six teams. Officials will be provided for each game. Register as a team. You need a minimum of six players with a maximum of 10. This league is a first come, first serve basis until it is full. Winter Regis- tration Dates: December 16 through December 27; Pro- gram Dates: January 6,13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3; Days: Mondays; Times: 7:30, 8:15, 9 p.m.; Lo- cation: Norwalk Middle School; Cost per team: $86.25 (up to 10 players); Minimum/Maximum number of teams: 4/12. ADULT DODGEBALL LEAGUE Join a couple of friends and come out and enjoy an evening of dodgeball. This league will play on Sunday nights at the Norwalk Middle School. This league will be self-officiating, Register as a team. You will need a minimum of six players with a maximum of 10. This league is a first come, first serve basis until it is full. Dates: January 5,12,19, 26, February 2, 9; Registration: December 16 through December 27; Times: 6 p.m. or 7 p.m.; Cost per team: $30 (up to 10 players); Minimum/ Maximum: 4/8. OPALS- SENIOR CITIZEN PROGRAM8 (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 ton- ing. 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 assigned 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 with the Parks and Recre- ation staff. Meat, tableware and coffee/beverage are pro- vided. 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 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 Pub- lic Safety Building. REIMEN GARDENS: OUR HOLIDAY HERTIAGE/HICKORY PARK TRIP Quilts and Barns for the Holiday - the pattern of Iowa's landscape has changed since becoming a state in 1846. The fields are patched together, much like the country quilts that typified the agrarian lifestyle once prevalent in rural Iowa. Warm up in the Conservatory and celebrate the holidays in a colorful display inspired by the quilts and barns from our rural past. You will see quilts featuring Iowa's official quilt block, called the "Iowa Star." Afterwards, we will travel to Hickory Park for dinner (not included in the price). Meet at the Pub- lic Safety parking lot to load the bus at 2 p.m. Dates: Thursday, Dec. 10; Registration Dates: Through Decem- ber 13; Cost: Norwalk residents $17, non-residents $19.55; (includes garden and transportation); Minimum/ Maximum: 6/16. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 qP" "qlf' K'K 4t