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Thursday, December 18, 2014 N/Warren Town and County News Page Three OFFICE INFORMATION Pick up registration forms 24 hours a day at the Parks and Recreation office or print them off our website: www.norwalk.iowa.gov. You can mail registration forms, place them in our drop box or walk in. Our of- fice is located at 1100 Chatham Ave. (Public Safety Bldg.). Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Fri- day. The drop box is open 24/7! If y9 u have any ques- tions, call us at 981-9206. Online registration is avail- able (See website: www.norwalk.iowa.gov). UPCOMING REGISTRATIONS Adult Women's Volleyball League, through Decem- ber 26; Adult Coed Volleyball League, through Decem- ber 26; Early Out Creative Art class, December 22 through January 2; Norwalk Family Tae Kwon Do, De- cember 29 through January 9; Adult Ed: Montessori in the Home, December 29 through January 9; Early Out Craft Club, January 5 through January 16. NON-REGISTRATION EVENTS Senior Exercise, Mondays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. at Norwalk Christian Church; Senior Wii Bowling, Thurs- days, at Public Safety Building, 1:30 p.m.; OPALS, Well- Seasoned Potluck, January 2 at Public Safety Building, 11:30 a.m.; Family Bingo Night, February I at Norwalk Easter Public Library, 5 p.m.; Family Open Gym, De- cember 21 at Oviatt gym, 2 to 4 p.m. PARKS AND REC COMMISSION MEETING Public is invited Wednesday, Jan. 7, 6 p.m. at City Hall. HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ALL OF US AT NORWALK PARKS AND REC. Our office will be closed for the following holiday observances: Wednesday, Dec. 24; Thursday, Dec. 25; Thursday, Jan. 1. 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 those who live within the Norwalk School District. Program Dates: January 7, 14", 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18", 25, March 4, 11, 18", 25; *No school; possibility no open gym. 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 number of participants: 40. FAMILY 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: 2-4 p.m.; Location: Oviatt gym; Adult cost: $1; Youth cost: $.50; Days: Sundays; Dates: December 21, January 4, 11, 18, 26, February 1, 8, 15, 22. ADULT WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE Join a couple of friends and come out and enjoy an evening of volleyball. This league will play Sunday nights at the Norwalk Middle School. This league will be self-officiating. Register as a team. Session II-Dates: January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15; Registration: Through December 26; Times: 6:15 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Cost per team: $34.50 (up to 10 players); Minimum/Maxi- mum: 4/8. i NORWALKLEISuREPARKS & RECREATIONLINEDEPARTMENT [ 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 ten. This league is a first come, first serve basis until it is full. Winter Regis- tration Dates: Through December 26; Program Dates: January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9; Days: Mondays; Times: 7:30, 8:15, 9 p.m.; Location: Norwalk Middle School; Cost per team: $86.25 (up to 10 players); Minimum/Maximum # of Teams: 4/12. EARLY OUT CREATIVE ART CLASSES Lucinda Sperry, Art Love Studio, will lead the class in various art projects. Students at Oviatt Elementary are welcome to participate, but will need to find their own transportation to Lakewood Elementary. Register for all at once or one at a time. January 7 - Clay Owls - Learn various ways to make 2-D and 3-D clay owls using air-dry clay. February 4 - Sewing Basics with Recycled T's - Take an old T-shirt and turn it into something new using ba- sic stitches to sew by hand. March 4 - Doodling Around - Come experience seri- ous and fun ways to draw. Plus receive the 30 day draw- ing Challenge. Registration: December 22 through Janu- ary 2; Location: Lakewood Art Room; Time: After school; Cost per class: $12 residents/S13.80 non-resi- dents; Minimum/Maximum: 6/24. NORWALK FAMILY TAE KWON DO Maria Boden is the head instructor of the school which is under new ownership, Voorhees Tae Kwon Do LLC, which offers programs for ages 5 through adults. The classes are separated by rank (beginners and ad- vanced) and students meet twice a week. Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Oviatt. Times will vary depending on location due to school activities. We also offer our Little Dragon program designed for children ages 5 to 7. Little Dragons meet twice a week. This program is run concurrently with the begin- ning class. All programs consist of hand and foot techniques, forms, self-defense, lessons and instructions on topics such as respect, self-discipline and perseverance. Co m- petition is also available for those students who are in- terested. Competition teaches sportsmanship, gives con- fidence and allows the students to use the skilis they have learned in class. Families are strongly encouraged to join and train together. We found that the kids learn better when one or both of their parents/guardians are learning along- side of them in class. Cost per Session: Norwalk residents, Little Dragons/ Twice a Week $46, non-residents $53; Family Tae Kwon Do (ages 8 and above), 1st Family Member $57.50, 2nd and 3rd Family Members $28.75 each, Maximum Fam- ily Fee $115. Non-residents, 1st Family Member $66.25, 2nd and 3rd Family Members $33.25 each, Maximum Family Fee $132.50. CITY STATE BANK Anyone registering for Tae Kwon Do after the regis- tration deadline has passed will be required to pay a $15 late fee in addition to the cost of the program. Registration Dates: December 29 through January 9; Session Dates: January 13,15, 20, 22, 27, 29, February 3, 5, 10, 12, 24, 26, March 3, 5, 10, 12; Time: 6 p.m.; Days: Tuesday/Thursday; Location: Oviatt Multipurpose room (door #16). ADULT ED COMMUNITY EDUCATION AT MAIN STREET MONTESSORI SCHOOL Montessori in the Home: Birth through age 3 - Monte-what?! So you've heard about Montessori but really have no idea what it means, or you have an un- derstanding but don't know how to integrate the prac- tices with your wee ones. We welcome you to a basic introduction to the philosophy behind a Montessori education and how to incorporate practices in your home. You will leave with ideas for purposeful activi- ties you can set up in your home to help your young- sters discover learning in an independent manner. Date: January 13; Time: 6-7:30 p.m.; Cost: $10; Limit: 10 indi- viduals. OPALS- SENIOR CITIZEN PROGRAMS (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 is a continuous program run- ning yearly. 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 will continue until March. (Will take off during the holi- days). Place: Norwalk Public Safety Bldg; Time: Thurs- days, 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: January 2, February 6, March 6; Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Place: Norwalk Public Safety Build- ing. SHERIFF'S REPORT I Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. December 9 - 12:45 a.m.: Cameron Collins, 18, Martensdale, stated he did not know the area well and was trying to catch up to a second vehicle that was far- ther north on the same road. As Collins approached the curve, he realized he was going too fast for the curve. He attempted to steer into the curve, causing him to begin to skid. He then over-corrected the steering and lost control of the vehicle. He continued to skid, run- ning off the road into the ditch. He was issued a citation for failure to maintain control. COMMITTED TO OUR CUSTOMERS AND OUR COMMUNIIZ