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SMALLTOWNPAPERS ;-- ( ,SH,'-L, v, .......... ~.: " -i i - .i.i .li iiiii ii~ H-i- A-ilm LA!,i-Hiiliilll'iiii'|hl'"Ulll'"ll~l' iiii,iil!-Iq"l"l'ql'"llll mW~' "" OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Norwalk Warriors Vol. 46 No. 34 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 email: news@ Thursday, January 8, 2015 NORWALK PARKS & RECREA-RON DEPARTMENT LI OFFICE INFORMATION [ A D,o n.,^^,^, bowling without having to travel to a bowling alley. Each Pick up registration forms 24 hours a day at the Parks- week teams will be assigned for those who show up and and Recreation office or print them off our website: we will have a little competition. This program will con- You can mail registration forms, tinue until March. (Will take off during the holidays). place them in our drop box or walk in. Our office is locat- NORWALK FAMILY TAE KWON DO Place: Norwalk Public Safety Bldg; Time: Thursdays, ed at 1100 Chatham Ave. (Public Safety Bldg.). Office Maria Boden is the head instructor of the school which 1:30-3 p.m. hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The is under new ownership, Voorhees Tae Kwon Do LLC, WELL-SEASONED POTLUCK drop box is open 24/7! If you have any questions, call us which offers programs for ages 5 through adults. The (The meat as well as the people) at 981-9206. Online registration is available (See website: classes are separated by rank (beginners and advanced) All are invited, age 55 or older, to attend a potluck, and students meet twice a week. Class meets on Tues- dinner to enjoy and socialize with the Parks and Recre- UPCOMING REGISTRATIONS days and Thursdays, at Oviatt. Times will vary depend2 ation staff. Meat, tab!eware and coffee/beverage are pro- Norwalk Family Tae Kwon Do, through January 9;ing on location due to school activities, vided. Dust off the cookbooks and be creative to bring a Adult Ed: Montessori in the Home, through January 9; We also offer our Little Dragon program designed for side dish and/or dessert to share with everyone. After Early Out Craft Club, through January 16. children ages 5 to 7. Little Dragons meet twice a week. the meal we will have some form of entertainment from NON-REGISTRATION EVENTS This program is run concurrently with the beginning local talent. Let us know your email address and we will Senior Exercise, Mondays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. at class, send out reminders with what meat we plan to have on Norwalk Christian Church; Senior Wii Bowling, Thurs- All programs consist of hand and foot techniques, that day. Call the office to register two days before the days, at Public Safety Building, 1:30 p.m.; OPALS, Well- forms, self-defense, lessons and instructions on topics event. Dates: January 9, February 6, March 6; Time: 11:30 Seasoned Potluck, January 9 at Public Safety Building, such as respect, self-discipline and perseverance. Com- a.m.-1 p.m.; Place: Norwalk Public Safety Building. 11:30 a.m.; Family Bingo Night, February I at Norwalk petition is also available for those students who are in- Easter Public Librar 5 p,m.; Family Open Gyd_n, january terested. Competition teaches sportsmanship, gives con_Iboth learnedfidencegether.Families of their We and in class, found are allows parents/guardians strongly that the students the encouraged kids leam to are use learning to better the join skills when and alongside they train one have to- or of AC TIVFFIE S 1 them in class. 981-0217 10 ve. 11, 18, 25 at Oviatt gym, 2 to 4 p.m. PARKS AND REC COMMISSION MEETING Public is invited Wednesda34 Feb. 4, 6 p.m. at City Hall. ADULT PICK-UP BASKETBALL GAMES Pick-up basketball games will be offered for adults. Bring clean tennis shoes to wear for the games. This pro- gram is only for those who live within the Norwalk School District. Program Dates: January 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 (in- cludes 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 partic- ipate. 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: January 11, 18, 26, February 1, 8, 15, 22. EARLY OUT CREATIVE ART CLASSES Lucinda Sperr34 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. February 4 - Sewing Basics with Recycled T's - Take an old T-shirt and turn it into something new using basic stitches to sew by hand. March 4 - Doodling Around - Come experience seri- ous and fun ways to draw. Plus receive the 30 flay draw- ing challenge. Location: Lakewood Art Room; Time: Af- ter school; Cost per class: $12 residents/S13.80 non-resi- dents; Minimum/Maximum: 6/24. EARLY OUT CRAFT CLUB Get out your glue and imaginations for this program. Children in 3rd through 5th grades at Lakewood Elemen- tary are invited to join. They meet once a month after school on Thursday to make special arts and crafts projects. Instructor: Nancy Kuehl. Registration: Through January 16; Time: 2 to 4:15 p.m.; Dates: January 21, Feb- ruary 11; Location: Lakewood Art room; Cost per class: $12 Norwalk residents, $13.80 non-residents: Minimum/ Maximum: 6/24. 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 Family Fee $115. Non-residents, 1st Family Member $66.25, 2nd and 3rd Family Members $33.25 each, Maximum Family Fee $132.50. 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: 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 - Mon- te-what?! So you've heard about Montessori but really have no idea what it means, or you have an understand- ing but don't know how to integrate the practices 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 acttviti an set.up in your home to help your youngsters discover learning in an independent manner. Date: January 13; Time: 6-7:30 p.m.; Cost: $10; Limit: 10 individuals. 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 Monday, ]an. 12 Tiny Tots Music Class with Debbie Doo-Wop, Mon- days in January at 9:30 a.m. For ages 1 - 5, those who've pre-registered can join Debbie Doo-Wop for songs, in- struments and tim! Tuesday, Jan. 13 Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. For ages 3 to 5 years, join us for picture books, songs and flannel boards. This storytime is also a good fit for daycare groups and par- ents attending with several children and lasts 25-30 min- utes. Novel Year Book Club, 6-8 p.m. Adults are invited to join Novel Year Book Club and make new friends, experience new places and embark on new journeys. Novel Year is a series of programs featuring several novels throughout the year. Programs consist of: 1) Dis- cussing the book with a facilitator, 2) Watching the movie version of the book, and 3) Enjoying a program related to the book. Tonight, we'll be watching the film The Book Thief, starring Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson.Registration Required. Wednesday, Jan. 14 Take a Break, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Adults with young children are invited to join us for some open-ended play each week. Materials such as art supplies, sensory bins, play dough and more are provided while the adults have a chance to sit down and take a break? Stories, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Second Wednesdays through April, for kindergarten through 5thgrade. Hear part of a book - funny, exciting and new additions to the library - and then do a related activity. No registration required. Thursday, ]an. 15 Toddler Storytime, 10:30 a.m. For ages 18 months to 3 years, expect rhymes, finger plays, short books, songs and movement activities for toddlers at this interactive, energetic storytime? Lasts 20-25 minutes. Friday, Jan. 16 Teen Pizza and Game Night, 6:30-8 p.m. Sixth through 12th graders can join us for pizza at 6:30 fol- lowed by Minute-to-Win-It and other games! Registra- tion required.