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Norwalk, Iowa
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Thursday, August 22, 2019 N/Warren Town and County News Page Three N ~:. Recreation Department Information provided by Robin Leaper and Sarah Coburn Visit us at 515-981-9206 Registration forms for events are available 24 hours a day at the Parks and Recreation office (1100 Chatham Avenue, inside the Norwalk Public Safety Building) or print them off our website: You can mail registration forms, place them in our drop box, or walk in. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The drop box is open 24/7. If you have any questions, please call us at 515-981-9206. On-line registration is also available on our website: www.norwalk We are accepting Park Shelter House reservations through October. The city has a new alert system! Are you missing your weekly emails? How about your activity guide? Get signed up today! Receive Parks and Recreation program cancellations, closures, weekly updates, quarterly activity guide, and more via email and text message. Visit to register. Elizabeth Holland Park located at 1401 Colonial Parkway, east of Hwy 28 on the south side of Beardsley Street is looking amazing! It currently includes 2 ponds stocked by the DNR, a walking trail with lighting, prairie, and a parking lot on the south side of the park on Colonial Parkway. At this time the park is still CLOSED due to construction and we ask that you please stay offthe trail until it is safely open. Opening date is to be announced soon! Watch for updates on our Facebook page @Norwalk parksandrecreation and on our website Billy O. Phillips Park playground equipment located at 2500 Lexington Drive will be going under construction and closed to the public beginning September 16th, 2019. The mulch surface will be removed and a poured surface will be added as well as our new wheelchair swing. Please watch for updates on our Facebook page @Norwalkparksandrecreation and on our website Seasonal Help Needed! We are now hiring soccer referees, volleyball referees, basketball scorekeepers, complex supervisors, and volleyball coaches. To apply go to www.Norwa] / Employment Opportunities and fill out the Seasonal Employment Application. Please call us or visit our website for further details on the following events: Events Currently Open for Registration: Early Bird Body Sculpting- Registration through September 2 Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League - Registration through September 8 Events With Upcoming Registrations: Craft Club - Registration begins September 9 Little Dribblers Basketball - Registration begins September 9 5/6 Grade Basketball - Registration begins September 9 4th- 6th Grade Volleyball - Registration begins September 9 Adult Women's Volleyball League - Registration begins September 9 Beginning Warrior Wrestling Club - Registration begins October 7 join this early morning class that will work on ultimate body sculpting, Pilates, and Chico Metrics. This class is designed to maximize core strength, firm, and tone your butt, thighs, and arms. This class will use dumbbells, big exercise balls (your own on designated days) and dynabands that will put you to the test with added intensity. Bring a mat/towel, hand weights are optional. Mary Jane Sharp is the instructor. Program dates are September 3 - October 17, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 am to 6:15 am. Dog Swim Have a blast with your pups at the pool on August 22nd! This event will take place from 6-7:30 pm at the pool - $4 admission fee per dog, owners free. Family Bingo Nights Stop by the library on Sunday evenings and enjoy a good time with bingo and tasty treats. Please bring munchies or snacks to share and we provide beverages. All ages are invited to participate. Bingo callers are Norwalk Lions members. Program dates are Sundays October 6, November 3, December 1, February 2, March 1, and April 5, from 5-7 pm. Family Open Gym Shoot hoops or play a pick up game with friends Or Non Registration Events: family. Bring clean tennis shoes for the floor. No Dog Swim- August 22nd, 6:00 -7:30 pm registration required, just show up and play. For Family Bingo Nights - Sundays October 6, residents of the Norwalk schooldistrict only. Program November 3, December 1, February 2, March 1, and dates: Sundays, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1,8,15, January April 5, 5-7 pm 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 2-4 pm. Family Open Gym - Sundays, 2-4 pm (see dates Drive in Trick or Treat Night : : below) Trick or Treat night in Norwalk will be Wednesd iy,; Drive-In Trick or Treat Night - Wednesday, October 30 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Before you head: October 30, 5:30-6:30 pm out for a ghostly fun time in your neighborhood, be Senior Exercise - Mondays/Wednesdays @ 10:00sure to stop by the Public Safety Building (from 5:30 a.m Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church to 6:30) to pick up your trick-or-treat bag, glow sticks, and treats. This event is for children Preschool to Adult Coed Volleyball League 5th grade, and will be held at the Norwalk Fire We will continue to offer an A and B league this Station bay, drive through the South side of bay 1 fall. A league is for teams that are more competitive and 2 and B league for the non-competitive, fun league OPALS- Older People with Active Life Styles teams. Each league will be limited to 6 teams. We Senior Citizen Exercise will combine the leagues if needed. Officials will be Everyone ages 55 and older is invited to attend a provided for each game. Please register as a team - free exercise program that will include stretching and there is a minimum of six players with a maximum toning. We will meet at Christ Our Savior Lutheran often. Program dates are Mondays in September and Church (new location) located at 515 Sunset Drive. October. Registration is not required. This is a continuous Early Bird Body Sculpting program every Monday and Wednesday from 10: For those of you who get up with the chickens, come 10:30 a.m. Capture the Heart of America Photo Contest Entries are now being accepted into the 2019 Capture the Heart of America photo contest. From day-to-day life on the family farm to the ever-changing industry, agriculture has proven to be one of America's most compelling stories. Through the contest, photographers from across the country can share their own piece of this important story as they see it through their camera lens. Contest categories include: Iowa Farmscapes, Life on the Iowa Farm, Silos & Smokestacks Partner Sites, Celebrations of Iowa Agriculture, Modem Agriculture in Iowa, and Agriculture in America. Awards presented will include Best of Show - $500, First Place - $100 (each category), Second Place - $50 (each category), Third Place - $25 (each category), People's Choice- $50, and lsitor Guide Photo Feature Award- $250. Photos submitted in the contest must be agriculturally related and help to preserve this important piece of America's story. The contest is open to amateur and professional photographers from all over the United States. Photos must be submitted by the individual who took the photograph. Contest sponsors, judges, and Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area staff/members of their immediate family are not eligible to enter. Employees and volunteers of designated SSNHA Partner Sites are eligible to submit entries. Contest entries are due by October 31st, 2019. Visit photo-contest for online entry form and complete contest rules/guidelines. Norwalk Food Pantry hours are 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. The pantry is located at New Life Lutheran Church. ARE YOU HAVING A GARAGE SALE IN AUGUST? Advertise your sale in our classifieds section for only per word ! ! ! Only valid for garage sales being held in August. All classified ads must be submitted and paid in full by noon on Friday for following week's issue. ~r