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Thursday, May 13, 2010 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: You can mail registrations forms, place them in our drop box or walk in. Our office is located at 1100 Chatham Ave. (Public Safety Bldg.). Of- rice hours are 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, please call us at 981-9206. Online registration is ready!!! (See below.) UPCOMING REGISTRATIONS City Wide Scavenger Hunt, through May 14; Coed Slow Pitch Softball, through May 14; Fitness-Step bench, Early Bird, Through May 21; Baseball and Softball (Kin- dergarten and PreK), Through May 21; Water Workout for Adults, May 17 through May 28; Beginner Tennis Lessons, May 17 through May 28 (tentative; pending construction); Munchkin Tennis, May 17 through May 28 (tentative; pending cons .traction); Art in the Park, May 24 through June 4; Bike Safety Day, May 24 through June 4 (new updated program w/Police & Fire); Junior Golf camp, June 7 through June 18; Junior Police AcademF June 7 through June 18; Junior Fire School, June 7 through June 18. ***NEW-ONLINE REGISTRATION! Now you are able to register for Parks and Recre- ation programs 24/7! Go to the City of Norwalk website: Click on the Parks and Recreation Program Registration link (right side of screen). This will take you to our site for registrations. Follow the on-screen directions and you will be registered before you know it. ANNOUNCEMENTS Adventureland discount tickets are here. There are over 100 rides, shows and attractions. There is a com- plete NEW waterpark with 13 water slides, a gigantic Lazy River, Private Cabana Rentals, Sand Beach Sun Deck, Swimming Pool and Swim-up Bar. Now two com- plete parks all for one price. Stop up and get yours to- day. The Norwalk Aquatic Center is scheduled to open Saturday, June 5 for the weekend and then will reopen June 8 after school is out for the summer. Private Pool Parties: Pool parties will be offered on Fridays from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. beginning June 5 and ending August 21. Pool parties may be booked at other times at the discretion of the manager. You can reserve the pool by calling 981-9206 until June 3; starting June 4, call 981-0875. A signed rental agreement and a $30 deposit will be required to guarantee a date. The prices shown below are per hour and include state sales tax. All swimmers and non-swimmers will be counted as party guests and will need to be listed on the contract. 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 or email the office to register two days before the event. Date: May 14 (last one before it starts lack in the fall); Time: 11:30-1 p.m.; Location: Norwalk Public Safety Building. NORWALK FAMILY TAE KWON DO Michael Wagenknecht is the head instructor of the school and offers programs for ages five through adults. The classes are separated by rank (beginners and ad- vanced) and students meet twice a week. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, in the Oviatt gym or Multi- purpose Room. Beginners meet from 6:15-7 p.m. and advanced students meet from 7-8 p.m. We also offer a Little Dragon program designed for children ages five to seven. Little Dragons meet twice a week. This program is run concurrently with the begin- ning class. Maximum number of students in the Little Dragon program is 20, so register early. All programs consist of hand and foot techniques, forms, self-defense, lessons and instructions on topics such as respect, self-discipline and perseverance. Competition is also available for those students who are interested. Competition teaches sportsmanship, gives confidence and allows the students to use the skills NORWALK PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT LEISURE LINE 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: Little Dragons (twice a week): Norwalk resident, $40; Non-resident, $46; Family Tae Kwon Do (ages 8 and above), First fam- ily member: Norwalk resident, $50; Non-resident, $57.50; Second and third family members: Norwalk resi- dent, $25 each; Non-resident, $28.75 each; Maximum family fee: Norwalk resident, $100; Non-resident, $115. Cost of testing for belts and competition is extra. Any- one registering for Tae Kwon Do after the registration deadline has passed will be required to pay a $15 late fee in addition to the cost of the program. Registration Dates: Through May 17; Session Dates: May 11, 13, 18, 20, June 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, July 1. (Dates could vary dueto school functions/concerts). CITY WIDE SCAVENGER HUNT Test your skills at solving clues to find miscellaneous objects hidden in and around the Norwalk area. This hunt will take place Sunday afternoon, May 23 and will require an adult driver. Be sure to bring along additional money to purchase a few fun items along the way. Sign up as a family team or group. We will begin this little hunt at the Norwalk-McAninch Sports Complex. Reg- istration Dates: Through May 14; Date: Sunday, May 23; Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Location: Norwalk- McAninch Sports Complex; Cost: $10/team. COED SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL This is a slow pitch recreation league and a 12-inch softball will be used. Teams will play an eight-game schedule. Carpet is used to call balls and strikes. Ros- ters must contain a minimum of 10 players. Players must be 18 years old and out of high school. Registration Dates: Through May 14; Program Dates: June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1; Days: Sundays; Time: 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.; Location: Norwalk-McAninch Sports Complex; Team Fee: $250-includes state sales tax (maxi- mum 20 players). EEE WEE TEE BALL (KINDERGARTEN) This program is for children who are currently in Kindergarten. This is a coed program. The children will have fun playing while learning the fundamentals of tee ball. Volunteer coaches will be needed and there will be two weeks of practice and four weeks of games (de- pendent on number of teams). Registration Dates: Through May 21; Nights: Tuesday-Thursday; Program Begins: July 6 (weather permitting); Time: 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Location: Norwalk-McAninch Sports Complex; Equipment needed: Glove; Cost: $35 resident, $41 non- resident. BAM BAM BLASTLXPd This program is for children who are currently four and five years old NOT in kindergarten. This is a coed, league. The children will have fun playing while learn- ing the fundamentals of tee ball. Barn Barn Blast Ball is a simplified version of tee ball. The kids hit off a tee and run to first base, which honks when they jump on it. Volunteer coaches will be needed and there will be one week of practice and four or five weeks of games (de- pendent On number of teams). Registration Dates: Through May 2!; Nights: Tuesday or Thursday; Pro- gram Begins: July 6 (weather permitting); Time: 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Location: Norwalk-McAninch Sports Com- plex; Equipment needed: Glove; Cost: $30 resident, $34.50 non-resident. BAN K SHERIFF'S REPORT Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of lav. Alzar00 Martensdale 66 station reported a gas drive-off without paying for $28.30 worth of fuel. apal00 Warren Water District in Indianola reported the theft of equipment in Bevington. Taken were tubing from a sewer pump; $200 loss. Officers responded to a call on North River at 113th Avenue south of Greenfield Plaza where five persons were spray painting on the bridge. Ashlee Matthias, 19, Des Moines, was cited for 5th degree criminal mischief. Two female juveniles and two male juveniles, all from Des Moines, were re- ferred to juvenile court for criminal mischief. Officers responded to a disturbance in Greenfield Plaza where an altercation had broken out at a party at a residence. Arrested was Nicholas Brickmann, 25, Greenfield Plaza, who was charged with assault causing serious injury. He was also charged with as- sault and criminal mis- chief in the second degree after a window was bro- ken. ACCIDENTS April 21 - 8:30 p.m., G24 Hwy east of R57: a vehicle driven by William Cooper, 39, Des Moines, struck a deer; $1200 damage. April 22 - 12:30 a.m., Hwy 65/69 north of Gear Street north of Indianola: a vehicle driven by Lind- say Goode, 22, Indianola, struck a deer; $3000 dam- Spring into a new rate... refinance today! 30 Year Home Loan Rate: 801 Main Street Norwalk, Iowa 515-981-4234 ,t=n.r DIC age. April 27 - 8:30 p.m., G24 Hwy east of Hwy 28: a ve- hicle driven by Kellie Phillips, 31, rural Prole, struck two deer; $3500 damage. April 28 - 7:30 p.m., Hwy 5: a vehicle driven by Kristin Anderson, 20, Melcher, was southbound on Hwy 5 and as she be- gan to pass she lost control with the cross-wind and rolled into the median. She was taken to Iowa Meth- odist Medical Center by Hartford Rescue; $13, 000 damage. May I - R63 Hwy south east of Norwalk: Officers conducting a traffic stop charged Chad Dale, 28, Indianola, with OWI, speeding and having an open container in the ve- hicle. POLICE REPORT Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Officers were called to the office to investigate a juvenile assault complaint at school. Student was spo- ken to and no charges filed at this time. A juvenile, age 17, was reported missing &om the 1000 block of E. 17 th St. on Friday "afternoon. He later returned back to school on Monday morning. A vehicle driven by Dana Lohff of Lytton, was stopped in the 100 block of Hwy 28 for erratic driving. Lohff was charged with OWI 2 d and speed. Officers were dis- patched to the 1000 block of Aspen on a report of a stolen scooter. A vehicle was im- pounded in the 9300 block of Happy Hollow. This ve- hicle was presenting a traf- fic hazard for the construc- tion site equipment. Officers were called to investigate a reported theft of a wallet taken from a vehicle in the vicinity of Main and Elm Street. The wallet was recovered. The case is currently under in- vestigation. May004 Officers were dis- patched to 9000 block of Concluded p. 4 47