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									                         Onalaska Park & Rec
                                      Fall/Winter Brochure

                          Onalaska City Hall           Office: 608.781.9560
Park & Rec Department

                        Park & Rec Department           Fax: 608.781.9563
                             415 Main St.       Cancellation Hotline: 608.791.0833
Onalaska WI 54650
Onalaska City Hall

                         Onalaska, WI 54650
415 Main Street

                            Office Hours:
                           Monday - Friday
                             8am - 5pm
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WELCOME                                                           Welcome to the Onalaska Park &

                                                                                                                                                                                                      PARK SHELTERS
                                                                     Recreation Department’s
                                                                    Fall/Winter Activity Guide:
                                                                 Recreation and leisure activities have become
                                                                 an increasingly important part of a healthy life-
                                     City of Onalaska            style. The Onalaska Park & Recreation Depart-
                                   Park and Recreation             ment invites you to look over our fall/winter                 Glen Fox Shelter                        Rowe Shelter 1
                                       Department               brochure to find an activity that fits your needs.    SHELTER                       RATES
                                       415 Main Street             Our department is continually striving to im-
                                      Onalaska, WI 54650           prove the quality of our programs. We have
                                                                 expanded our offerings to provide opportuni-         Building        Capacity      Group 1   Group 2    Group 3          Group 4
                                        Office Hours:
                                        Monday-Friday           ties for all ages and abilities. Check out our pro-   Rowe Park
                                          8am-5pm                grams, athletics, and upcoming special events.       Shelter #1          100        N/C      $25.00      $50.00          $75.00
                                     Office: 608-781-9560         If you have any questions or concerns, please       Shelter #2          90         N/C      $25.00      $50.00          $75.00
                                     Hotline: 608-791-0833       feel free to contact the office. Your input is al-   Community Park
                                      Fax: 608-781-9563                            ways welcome.                      Park Shelter        75         N/C      $25.00      $50.00          $75.00
                                                                                      Lions Shelter       75         N/C      $25.00      $50.00          $75.00
                                                                                                                      Glenn Fox Park
                                     Meet the Staff                                                                   Park Shelter        75         N/C      $25.00      $50.00          $75.00
                                                                              MEMBERS OF…                             Van Riper Park
                                         Dan Wick                                                                     Shelter #1          75         N/C      $25.00      $75.00          $100.00
                                   Park & Recreation Director
                                                                                                                      Shelter #2          75         N/C      $25.00      $50.00          $75.00
                                       Kraig Koelbl                                                                   Community Center
                                     Recreation Supervisor                                                            1/2 day (4 hours)   100        N/C      $25.00      $75.00          $100.00
                                        Maggie Ask                                                                    Full Day            100        N/C      $50.00      $125.00         $175.00
                                    Recreation Coordinator       Wisconsin Parks &     National Recreation            Baseball Fields
                                                                Recreation Association & Parks Association            Community Park                  N/C     $25/each    $50/each        $75/each
                                       Mark Hanson
                                                                                                                      Van Riper Park                  N/C     $25/each    $50/each        $75/each
                                       Parks Supervisor
                                                                                                                      With Lights
                                         Scott Bahr                                                                   Community Park                  N/C     $20/each    $75/each        $150/each
                                       Park Maintenance
                                         David Lein              Become a fan now!!! Follow us on facebook
                                       Park Maintenance          for the latest program and event updates!!!
    Onalaska Park and Recreation

                                                                                                                                                                                                       Onalaska Park and Recreation
                                     Michelle Manske                 Search for us: Onalaska Park and Rec
                                     Concessions Manager

                                        Park Board                     MISSION STATEMENT
                                    Erik Sjolander, Ald.            The City of Onalaska, Park and Recreation
                                                                   Department is committed to enhancing the                       Rowe Shelter 2                         Lions Shelter
                                       Doug Hauser
                                                                     quality of life for the citizens of Onalaska
                                      Andrea Benco                                                                                         Rental fees are non-refundable
                                                                       through promotional development,
                                       Mitch Moths
                                       Sue Peterson
                                                                  maintenance of public recreation through en-                            and are subject to change. Make
                                                                richment opportunities, parklands, related facili-
                                      Andrea Vogler                 ties and the preservation of natural areas.
                                                                                                                                               reservations online at
                                     Brian Udermann                                                                                
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                                                                  RENTAL INFORMATION
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                       TABLE OF CONTENTS / REGISTRATION
                                   Rowe Park Shelters 1 & 2; Glenn Fox Shelter; Community Park Shelter; Lions Shelter;
                                    Van Riper Shelters 1 & 2, and Community Center are available to rent for meetings,
                                    parties, and group functions. The shelters in the park system are on first come first        General Information………………………………………………..4
                                   serve basis. Shelters may be rented from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm from May to Septem-
                                                                                                                                 Youth Programs…………………………………………………5 - 6
                                   ber. To rent a shelter, full payment to Park and Rec is due at the time of booking to
                                    secure your date. We do not take reservations over the phone; however, if you are            Family Programs……………………………………………………7
                                   interested in a date or shelter, call 781-9560 to check on availability. All shelter rent-    Winter Programs/Events…………………………………………...8
                                    als are non-refundable and can only be reserved up to one year in advance. All shel-         In-House Basketball………………………………………………...9
                                   ters require a key pick up the last weekday before your event as we are not open on
                                      the weekends. A $50 deposit check is due at time of key pick up, cash or check.
                                                                                                                                 Traveling Basketball……………………………………………….10
                                                                                                                                 Adult Programs…………………………………………………….11
                                                                                                                                 Older Adult Programs……………………………………………...12
                                                                                                                                 Spring Programs/Sponsors………………………………………...13
                                                                                                                                 Park Shelter Information………………………………………..14-15

                                                                                                                                                E-Z Ways to Register
                                         Community Park Shelter                        Onalaska Community Center
                                  GROUP CLASSIFICATION                                                                           Visit our online registration site at, under Park & Rec-
                                  Group One—Directly affiliated with City of Onalaska                                            reation and Program Registration. You’ll see a tab that says, “Request Ac-
                                  Those groups, committees, or organizations directly affiliated with the City of Onalaska or    count.” Follow the steps to register yourself and family members. Your request
                                  operating for the benefit of the City of Onalaska, such as Onalaska Enhancement Founda-        will be sent to the Park & Rec office, which has to be approved and may take up
                                  tion. The Onalaska School district and the Onalaska parochial school systems are also
                                                                                                                                 to 24 hrs. Once approved , you will get an e-mail confirmation letting you know
                                  included in this category.
                                                                                                                                 you’re ready to register. Click on View Activities to search for programs. There is
                                  Group Two—Service, Civic, Charitable, & Educational Groups/Organizations with                  a small convenience fee to register online that is non-refundable.
                                  tax-exempt status.
                                  This group consists of service groups, civic groups, charitable organizations, and educa-      Payment Type: Credit Card Only
                                  tional institutions oriented to Onalaska community service with tax-exempt status. The         Register:
                                  following groups are illustrative: Rotary, Lions, Jaycees, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H
                                  Groups and etc.                                                                                WALK IN
                                  Group Three—City Residents not affiliated with the City of Onalaska                            You may register for any program in person at the Onalaska City Hall, Park and
                                  This group consists of non-civic, private, religious, and commercial groups that are located   Rec office. Office hours are 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday.
                                  within the City of Onalaska. $50.00 deposit required when you pick up the key.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Onalaska Park and Recreation
   Onalaska Park and Recreation

                                                                                                                                 Payment Type: Cash or Check Only
                                  Group Four—Non-Resident
                                  This group consists of non-civic, private, religious, and commercial groups that are located
                                  outside the City of Onalaska. $50.00 deposit required when you pick up the key.

                                                                                                                                       5th Annual Food Drive
                                                                                                                                   Help the Park & Rec by donating non-perishable food
                                                                                                                                  items to our office by Thursday, October 13th! All food
                                                                                                                                    will go to the Onalaska Food Pantry! Help us make a
                                                                                                                                                     generous donation!
                                            Van Riper Shelter 1                              Van Riper Shelter 2
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GENERAL INFORMATION                                                      A resident for registration purposes, is anyone who lives        Spring Individual Hitting Instruction (9 - 14 year olds)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SPRING PROGRAMS
                                   within the corporate boundaries of the City of Onalaska. Due to the fact that the boundaries of        The Park and Recreation Department will once again be working with Jeremey Kendall, of
                                   the City and School District are different, any person residing outside the City boundaries will be    MVP Sports, to provide individual baseball hitting instructions. Jeremey is a former minor
                                   considered a non-resident and will be assessed a fee accordingly.                                      league baseball player for the Philadelphia Phillies and has been a youth baseball coach for
                                   Insurance: The Park and Rec does not provide accident or hospital insurance for individ-               many years. He uses a progressive technique that starts with muscle memory by hitting off a
                                                                                                                                          tee with a progression into hitting a pitched ball. There will be 2 sessions of classes. Each
                                   uals participating in sponsored activities. It is recommended that all participants obtain or re-
                                                                                                                                          session is held on three consecutive Wednesday evenings. Each class is 25 minutes long.
                                   view their personal insurance policies (medical, accident and liability.)
                                                                                                                                          Classes in each session are at: 6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm or 8:30pm. Please sign up
                                   Refund Policy: Refunds will be granted if requests are made seven (7) days prior to                    for only one class per session. Only 2 participants come at a time.
                                   the scheduled start of the activity. After an activity has started, refunds will be granted only for   Session 1 Days: Wednesdays—March 14, 21 and 28
                                   medical or unavoidable circumstances. There will be a $5.00 service charge for processing all          Session 2 Days: Wednesdays—April 4, 11 and 18
                                   refunds.                                                                                               Location: Onalaska High School Mezzanine
                                   Say Cheese: For program promotional purposes, photographs may be taken of partici-                     Fee:       $45.00
                                   pants. If you do not wish to have your photo taken, please tell the photographer.                      Spring Soccer Programs
                                   Cancellation Information: Cancellation announcements will be placed on the                             The Park and Recreation Department will be offering youth soccer programs during the
                                   city website, our Facebook page, and our hotline 791-0833 approximately one (1) hour prior to          spring of 2012. Soccer programs offered will include a boys and girls kindergarten program,
                                   the start of a program. In the event severe weather develops immediately prior to the pro-             in-house leagues for boys and girls in 1st—4th grades, and traveling teams for boys and girls
                                   gram, the supervisor will make the determination to cancel. The department recognizes that             in 4th - 6th grade (9—12 year olds) . The 1st-4th grade in-house teams will play in a league
                                   severe weather situations vary, therefore parents are encouraged to use their own discretion           consisting of West Salem, Holmen, La Crescent and Bangor. The 4th-6th grade traveling
                                   with sending children to programs. If the schools close early and the program is held at the           teams will play in the Southwest District League consisting of teams from La Crosse, Tomah,
                                   school ,the program will be cancelled as well.                                                         Holmen, West Salem, Melrose, Sparta, Caledonia , etc.

                                   Age Requirements: For all programs, an age requirement is specified. Please do                         Registration will being in mid-January. Traveling team registration will end Feb. 6. The kin-
                                                                                                                                          dergarten and in-house registration will end early March. A complete flyer of program days,
                                   not request to have your child put in a class in which he/she does not belong. All age require-
                                                                                                                                          times and fees will be available in January. The flyer will be distributed through the schools
                                   ments are set to benefit the children, make instruction more consistent for the leader, and for
                                                                                                                                          and be available online at in the park and recreation section.
                                   safety reasons.
                                   You Snooze….You Lose: Nothing kills a program quicker than waiting until the                           Baseball and Softball Traveling Team Tryouts
                                   last minute to sign up. If there are not enough participants by the given deadline, it will be         The Park and Recreation Department will be holding baseball and softball traveling team
                                   cancelled. In the event a program is cancelled by the Park & Rec, each participant will receive a      tryouts for next summer in April 2012. Tryouts will be held for those players age 9-14. Defi-
                                   full refund.                                                                                           nite dates will be available in January /February of 2012.

                                   Typo, We Goofed: Occasionally there may be an error with information in the Activi-
                                   ty Guide. If so, the staff will do everything possible to correct the situation promptly. Thank
                                   you for your patience should these situations arise.
                                                                                                                                                        Thank you to our Sponsors:
                                   Program Evaluations:                 Program evaluation forms are available online at                  Games People Play                 Premier Catering                  Cold Stone Creamery
                          for any youth or adult activities. We welcome and appreciate any                Design Photography                Wisconsin Insurance Center        Topper’s Pizza
                                   feedback you are willing to provide.                                                                   Festival Foods                    Onalaska Booster Clubs            Coulee Golf Bowl
                                                                                                                                          Buffalo Wild Wings                Becker Tax & Bookkeeping          La Crosse Loggers
                                   Lost & Found Items:                Items left behind from an activity at a school will be found in     Kwik Trip                         La Crosse Athletics               Brenengen Auto Group

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Onalaska Park and Recreation
                                   the school’s lost and found. Items left at a Park and Rec facility, for example ball field, will be    Harter’s Quick Clean-Up           Altra Federal Credit Union        Onalaska Area Boy Scouts
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                                   brought back to our office and kept through the season.                                                Pepsi-Cola of La Crosse           American Legion                   Corporate Express
                                                                                                                                          Hilltopper Refuse and Recycling   Gundersen Lutheran                Dahl Automotive
                                   Returned Checks Policy: A $30.00 service charge will be assessed on all checks                         Oak Forest Dental                 Dental Clinic of Onalaska         Franciscan Skemp Ona Clinic
                                   returned due to insufficient funds. Once a NSF check occurs, all future registrations must be          McDonalds                         Dairy Queen                       Outback Steakhouse
                                   cash only.                                                                                             Quality Sign of 2nd Ave.          Nutbush City Limits               Blue Moon
                                                                                                                                          State Farm Insurance              Marx Remodel                      Kish & Sons Electric
                                   Non-Discrimination Policy: The Park and Rec does not discriminate on the                               Beltone Hearing Care Center       Paul’s Heating Air Conditioning   Quality Builders
                                   basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or physical statues in employment or pro-    Coulee Bank                       Seven Bridges                     ReMax First Choice
                                   vision of service.                                                                                     Onalaska Firefighters Assoc.      Lindy’s Subs                      Onalaska Lion’s Club
                                   Recreation Scholarship Program: The Park and Rec has a scholarship                                     The Big E
                                                                                                                                          Diggity Dog Daycare
                                                                                                                                                                            Vinspired Photography
                                                                                                                                                                            Three Rivers Chiropractic
                                                                                                                                                                                                              U BAKE
                                   program set in place for City residents only. Stop by the office for the paperwork, which needs        Brewer Investment Group           Cowgill Dental                    Quizno’s Subs
                                   to be turned into the Park and Rec Director prior to registering for an activity. Please allow a       Fazoli’s                          Holiday Inn Express               Bronston Chiropractic Clinic
                                   few days for processing.                                                                               State Bank Financial              First Lutheran Church             Onalaska Business Association
                                                                                                                                          Onalaska Police Assoc.            Schumacher-Kish                   La Crosse Sign Co.
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                                   Mah Jongg                                                                                       Cupcake Craze

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      YOUTH PROGRAMS
                                   Have you always wondered how to play Mah Jongg but have never had a way to learn?               Come decorate all different types of cupcakes with us! You’ll learn how to use decorating
                                   Well here’s your chance! An expert player will teach the group and show anyone interest-        utensils and see what the new trends are. You don’t have to bring anything, all supplies
                                   ed just how much fun it is to play! To register, call Trish at 783-8314. Beginner to advanced   provided! Of course you’ll be able to have a taste after all the hard work is done! *When
                                   players welcome. Bring your own game if you have one, extras are always needed!                 registering make note of any food allergies or dietary restrictions. Sponsored by U BAKE
                                   Date:     Wednesday afternoons, except 3rd Time:                1-3:30pm                        Date:     Thursday, October 27th (Non school day)           Time:   6-7:15pm
                                   Location: Community Center                 Fee:                 $2/time, pay on site            Age:      5 & older                                         Fee:    $5R/$8N
                                                                                                                                   Location: Onalaska Community Center                         Min/Max: 5/12
                                   Bunco League
                                   Interested in joining our bunco league or being a sub? Call 781-9560 to get your name on        Kritter Klub
                                   the list. Come meet new people while playing this easy dice game in a fun environment.          4 Kritter Klub programs will be offered. Each program will offer a different theme, craft,
                                   Days:      3rd Wednesday of every month          Fee:           $1/time, pay on site            information, and take home goodie. Sign up for all 4 and get a deal! The Humane Society
                                   Time:      1-3pm                                 Location:      Community Center                staff will lead the programs, with some visits from your furry friends.
                                                                                                                                   Class 1:    Gifts and Giving – November 10th
                                   Bridge Group                                                                                    Class 2:    A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – January 12th
                                   Beginners to advanced players welcome. To register, contact Roger at 526-6054. All mate-        Class 3:    Red Carpet Ready – February 9th
                                   rials provided. Held at Community Center.                                                       Class 4:    Love on 4 Paws – March 8th
                                   Days:      Every Thursday of the month           Time:          12:30-3:30pm                    Fee:        $5/class or $15/all four    Location: Onalaska Community Center
                                                                                                                                   Time:       6-7:30pm                    Ages:      7-12         Max:     6 participants
                                   Free Senior Exercise Program
                                   The Onalaska Park and Rec has teamed up with the La Crosse County Aging Unit to spon-           Theme Day
                                   sor an exercise class. The class is specifically designed for seniors. The class is FREE with   Warm Woolen Mittens is Jan Brett story time, crafts and snacks. You can take all of your
                                   your meal at the Onalaska Nutrition Site.                                                       crafts home with you! Materials provided. * Please note any food allergies.
                                   Days:     Every Thursday                         Time:        10:45-11:15am                     Date:          Thursday, December 1st            Fee:         $7R/$10NR
                                   Location: Community Center                       To Register: Call 789-7829                     Time:          5:30-7pm                          Ages:         3-8
                                                                                                                                   Location:      Onalaska Community Center         Min/Max:     5/20
                                   Theater Shows / Day Trips
                                   “Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant” at Jon Hassler Theater in Plainview, MN
                                                                                                                                   Parent-Tot Basketball
                                                                                                                                   Start Smart basketball teachers children ages 3-4 the basic motor skills necessary to play orga-
                                   Thursday, October 27th, $50 fee, 9:30am-5:30pm                                                  nized basketball while they work one-on-one and spend quality time with their parents. The
                                   “Everybody Loves Opal” at Old Log Theater in Excelsior, MN                                      program focuses on dribbling/ball handling, passing/catching, shooting, and running/agility
                                                                                                                                   without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. *Parent required to attend!
                                   Friday, November 4th, $62 fee, 7:30am-7:15pm
                                                                                                                                   Day:       Mondays, 5:30-6:15pm                   Fee:    $12R / $20NR
                                   “Parfumerie” at Commonweal Theater in Lanesboro, MN                                             Location: Irving Pertzsch Gym (door C)            Min/Max: 10/16
                                   Saturday, December 3rd, $52 fee, 9:30am-5pm                                                     Dates:     Nov. 21 - Dec. 19                      Age:    3-4 years old
                                   “Christmas on the Farm” the Clauson Family Music Show in Coloma, WI                             Parent-Tot Soccer
                                   Friday, December 9th, $55 fee, 8:30am-7pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Onalaska Park and Recreation
                                                                                                                                   Smart Start soccer is a developmentally appropriate introductory soccer program for ages 3-
    Onalaska Park and Recreation

                                   Church Ladies “In A Mighty Fortress” at Plymouth Playhouse in Plymouth, MN                      4. It prepares children for organized soccer without the threat of competition or the fear of
                                                                                                                                   getting hurt. Age appropriate soccer equipment is used to teach kicking, dribbling, trapping,
                                   Thursday, February 23rd, $57 fee, 8am-7pm
                                                                                                                                   throw ins and agility. *Parent required to attend.
                                   “9-5 The Musical” at Fireside Dinner Theater in Fort Atkinson, WI                               Day:       Mondays, 5:30-6:15pm                   Fee:    $12R / $20NR
                                   Thursday, March 8th, $88 fee, 7am-7:15pm                                                        Location: Irving Pertzsch Gym (door C)            Min/Max: 10/16
                                                                                                                                   Dates:    Feb. 13 - Mar. 26 (Off: Mar. 5)                 Ages:     3-4 years
                                   For all theater day trips, the fee includes the coach bus ride, meal and show. No               old
                                   phone registration allowed, must stop down to Park & Rec office. Cash or check only!
                                                                                                                                   Intro To Archery
                                                                                                                                   The class will include 4 weeks of instruction and shooting with rental equipment.
                                           All 55+ programs and bus trip pick ups are at the Onalaska
                                                                                                                                   Dates:       Mondays, Nov. 28th - Dec. 19th       Ages:    7-16       Time:      4-5pm
                                                 Community Center, corner of 6th & Quincy St.                                      Fee:        $28                                   Min/Max: 8/12
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                                  Youth Open Gym - Basketball                                                                      Hatha Yoga

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ADULT PROGRAMS
                                  Come as an individual or team to work on your skills. There are plenty of hoops, but play-       Night Advanced: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Nov. 8th - Jan. 10th, 6:30-7:30pm
                                  ers must bring their own ball. Parents are encouraged to be on the court with their child.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 YOUTH PROGRAMS
                                                                                                                                   Morning: Advanced: Wednesdays & Fridays, Nov. 9th - Jan. 11th, 7:45-8:45am
                                  Please be respectful of all participants in the gym area.                                        Location: First Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall         Fee:       $30R/$45NR
                                  Days:       Wednesdays                      Fee:     $1/time           Time:    6:15-8:15pm      Instructor: Holly Grace
                                  Age:        Youth-High School               Location: Onalaska High School Gym                   Notes: Must provide own yoga mat, wear non-restrictive clothing, and bring water. No
                                  Dates:      Nov. 2nd-Feb. 29th              *No open gym on: Nov. 23 and Dec. 28                 beginners, advanced only! *Dates subject to change due to facility availability.

                                  Youth Open Gym - Baseball and Softball                                                           Ballroom Dancing
                                  This is an opportunity to play catch or practice pitching/catching prior to the season. Soft     For adults 18+. Register each person of the couple. These are introductory lessons and no
                                  indoor baseballs/softballs must be used and will be provided on site. Bring your own             previous experience is necessary. 6 new dances in 6 weeks. Dances usually include:
                                  gloves or other equipment. Please be respectful of all participants in the gym area.             Swing, Hustle, Rumba, Cha Cha, Salsa, and Waltz. Max of 10 couples. Instructors Daryl
                                                                                                                                   and Barbara Olson.
                                  Days:       Wednesdays                      Fee:     $1/time           Time:   6:15-8:15pm
                                  Age:        Youth-High School               Location: Onalaska High School Gym                   Dates: Nov. 2 - Dec. 14 (Off: Nov. 23) Days: Wednesday             Time: 6-7pm
                                  Dates:      March 7th - April 18th                                                               Fee:   $15/person            Location: Irving Pertzsch Gym (enter through door C)

                                  Paintball Challenge                                                                              Zumba
                                  This event will have each city (Holmen, West Salem and Onalaska) form an 8-10 member             Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow dance moves to create a one-of-a-
                                  team to compete against the neighboring communities in a variety of games and con-               kind fitness program that will blow you away. It is based on the principle that a work out
                                  tests. Points will be awarded throughout the afternoon and the team with the highest             should be fun and easy to do! It’s a “feel happy” work out! You don’t want to miss out!!!
                                  point total will be crowned champion and receive a champions t-shirt. Fee includes air           Days/Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, November 7th - December 14th
                                  gun, mask, goggles, first 200 balls, and awards. Arrows in the Square paintball waiver must be   Time: 5:30-6:30pm           Min/Max: 10/25            Instructor: Anne Formanek
                                  signed and turned into paintball staff day of event in order to participate.                     Fee: $35R/$40NR (both days), $25R/$30NR (only one day, you pick)
                                  Date:         Sunday, October 9th        Fee:      $20            Time: 1-4pm                    Location: Community Center (6th & Quincy St.)
                                  Location:     Arrows in the Square (N7681 Caseberg Coulee Rd., Holmen)
                                  Ages:         11-18                   Min/Max: 10 members per community                          Bunco & Wine Tasting Nights                       NEW
                                                                                                                                   Calling all BUNCO gals...please join us for a sensory explosion as we sample fabulous fine
                                  Bowling Fun Day                                                                                  wines, complimented with a selection of delicious gourmet meats, artisan cheeses and
                                  Come to Coulee Golf Bowl where we have the whole place reserved just for you and your            savory breads. Learn how to use wine to compliment food that will represent the five
                                  friends. The fee includes 2 games of bowling, prizes, and lunch (hotdog, chips, and soda).       taste sensations in the chic but relaxed setting at the Wine Guyz. Following wine tasting
                                  When registering please make note of your bowling partners; 4 to a lane, or we’ll assign         will be a Bunco extravaganza until 9pm.
                                  you to a group. It’s an early dismissal day from school so it’s a perfect afternoon to go
                                                                                                                                   Date: Nov. 17 and Feb. 9th        Time: 6-7pm (Wine) 7-9pm (Bunco)         Max: 12
                                  bowling with your friends! Sign up now!
                                                                                                                                   Site: Wine Guyz (122 King Street)       Fee: $15        * Preregistration required!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Onalaska Onalaska Park and Recreation
                                  Date:    Thursday, Feb. 16th (Early Dismissal Day)                Ages:     8-14
                                  Fee:     $15                                                      Deadline: Monday, Feb. 6th     Women’s Open Gym Volleyball
                                  Time:    1-3 pm                                                   Min/Max: 8/32                  Open to adult women interested in playing recreational volleyball. Players divide up into
                                  Location: Coulee Golf Bowl (100 Greens Coulee Rd)                                                teams and play games. Players must bring their own ball.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Park and Recreation
                                           *No transportation provided*
   Onalaska Park and Recreation

                                                                                                                                   Day:     Mondays (only on school days)       Dates: Sept. 12th - end of school year
                                                                                                                                   Time:    7-9pm                               Location: Irving Pertzsch Gym
                                  Mt. La Crosse Trip                   NEW                                                         Fee:     $1.00/night or $5.00 season   * No pre-registration required, just show up!!!
                                  Join the West Salem and Onalaska Parks & Recreation Departments for a day of skiing or
                                  snowboarding at Mt. La Crosse. Participants can rent skiing or snowboarding equipment            Results Health & Fitness Boot Camp                          NEW
                                  or bring their own. The day will also include a skills assessment lesson and a pizza lunch.      Boot camps are the ultimate metabolic challenge! Participants need to bring water, com-
                                  15 participant minimum! **Please note level of skiing/snowboarding experience on                 fortable clothes, athletic shoes, and a set of heavier dumbbells; if they have them. An
                                  registration form.                                                                               individual nutrition plan will be included.
                                  Date: January 23rd (Non School Day)                Site: Mt. La Crosse                           Dates: Wed & Fri for each 4 week session (8 total classes)
                                  Time: Bus will pick up at the Onalaska Community Center at 9am & will                            Session 1: Oct.17-Nov.11    Session 2: Nov.28-Dec.23      Session 3: Jan.9-Feb.3
                                  return at approximately 3:30pm                                                                   Session 4: Feb.13-March 9 Session 5: March 19-30 & April 9-20
                                  Fee:    $32 Lift Only, $37 Lift & Ski Rental, $46 Life & Snowboard Rental                        Site: Northwoods Martial Arts Studio                      Time: 6-6:45am or 8:30-9:15am
                                                                                                                                   Fee: $50 first session-1st week FREE!; $69 additional     Ages: 18+
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                                          Traveling Basketball Information - Grades 5 & 6:                                        Family Scavenger Hunt                     NEW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               YOUTH/ADULT PROGRAMS
                                          Tournament Traveling Teams — The teams will play some weeknight games                   Join in the fun for this brand new family scavenger hunt event. There will be a list of
                                                                                                                                  things to “hunt” for which will be emailed to participants during the week of October
                                          against other local schools and in 3-4 weekend tournaments. Games and practices
                                                                                                                                  17th. Collect as many items from THE LIST as you can in a shoebox. Submit the shoebox
                                          vary in time but are usually held in early evening for an hour and a half. The week-
                                                                                                                                  and THE LIST between Oct. 24—Nov. 4 to the Park & Rec office. The three families who
                                          end tournaments are one day only (Saturday) and they play 3 – 4 games per tourna-       collect the most items win a prize. Winners will be notified by Nov. 16. Be creative,
                                          ment. No overnight travel. The tournaments are usually within 90 min. Tourna-           items on THE LIST can be bought, created or found unless the item is marked “picture”,
                                          ments may be held on any Saturday in December, January or February. Players             “photo”, or “drawing” then include the real item. Substitutes are worth half a point.
                                          choosing to tryout for a tournament traveling team MUST attend all the initial prac-    The items in the shoebox will not be returned, so please don’t put anything valuable in
                                          tices for their grade, listed below.                                                    the shoebox. Date entries received will be a determining factor if a tie.
                                          League Traveling Teams — The league traveling basketball will practice during           Badger Hockey Game
                                          the week and play in local weeknight games against other schools. League traveling
                                                                                                                                  Join the West Salem and Onalaska Park & Rec Departments for a night of hockey as the
                                          players may play in one end of season weekend tournament. The number of teams           University of Denver Pioneers take on the Wisconsin Badgers. This bus trip will leave the
                                          for the league traveling team will depend on the number of players registered.          Community Center at 1:30pm with the game starting at 7:00pm. We should arrive in
                                          Boys in 5th and 6th grade can choose between trying out for a tournament traveling      Madison around 4:30pm allowing families plenty of time to grab a bite to eat on their
                                          team or playing on a league traveling team. Players MUST attend initial practices for   own before the puck drops. Tickets guarantee lower reserved seating. Please bring ex-
                                          their grade, listed below.                                                              tra money for souvenirs and dinner. Only 24 tickets will be available per department so
                                                                                                                                  sign up early! Registration cut off is Friday, Feb. 3rd
                                                     Deadline to Register is Monday, November 7th by 5pm
                                                                                                                                  Date: Friday, February 17th (Non School Day)
                                          5TH GRADE GIRLS - LEAGUE TEAM                                                           Times: Bus will leave Community Center at 1:30pm; bus will return at approx. 11:30pm
                                          Initial Practice Dates: November 14 & 15, 6:15-7:30pm at Onalaska Middle School         Sites: Kohl Center, UW Madison       Fee: $40 (Bring extra $ for souvenirs & food)
                                          Fee: $50R / $66NR                                                                       Ages: All (16 & under must be accompanied by an adult)

                                          6TH GRADE GIRLS - LEAGUE TEAM                                                           The Throw in Rowe
                                          Initial Practice Dates: November 14 & 15, 6:15-7:30pm at Onalaska Middle School         Show off your skills in this first annual disc golf tournament! Come socialize with family
                                          Fee: $50R / $66NR                                                                       and friends while exercising during this fun day. Enter based on your experience and skill
                                                                                                                                  level. Never played before? Easy to learn and provides a lifetime of fun and exercise.
                                          5TH GRADE BOYS - LEAGUE & TOURNAMENT TEAMS                                              Bring your own discs or rent a disc.
                                          Initial Practice Dates: November 7 & 8, 6:15-7:30pm at Middle School                    Date:     Saturday, November 12th            Time:    9am
                                          Fee: Tournament - $75R /$100NR League - $50R /$66NR                                     Location: Rowe Park Disc Golf Course (behind Onalaska High School)
                                                                                                                                  Fees:     Advanced Men $15, Advanced Women $15, Novice $10, Juniors (12 & under) $5
                                          6TH GRADE BOYS - LEAGUE & TOURNAMENT TEAMS                                              * Day of registration begins at 8am and tee off will begin at 9am starting with advanced
                                          Initial Practice Dates: November 7 & 8, 7:30-8:45pm at Middle School                    men, followed by women, novice and juniors. Each person will paly 2 rounds of a 9-hole
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                                          Fee: Tournament - $75R / $100NR League - $50R / $66NR                                   course. The first 50 players that register whether pre-registration or day of, receive a
                                                                                                                                  free shirt. Prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each division.
                                          7TH & 8TH GRADE BOYS TOURNAMENT BASKETBALL
                                          Tournament traveling teams will be offered for boys in 7th & 8th grade after their      Onalaska Greens Coulee Bluff Run                           NEW

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                                          middle school season. Players interested need to register at the Park and Rec. The      The Fleis Running Series presents the Greens Coulee Bluff Run, which is a run/walk event
                                          first practices will be held over the winter break during the week of Dec. 26th, or     to spread health awareness by encouraging everyone to get out and start exercising. All
                                          the first week of January. Separate teams for the 7th & 8th graders will be formed.     proceeds will go to benefit the John Fleis Youth Scholarship Fund which provides finan-
                                          Teams will play in 4-5 tournaments through the Great Northwest League on Satur-         cial assistance to families in the Onalaska community to participate in the Park and Rec
                                          days in January and February. No overnight stay will be required. Practices will be     programs. To view the 3.5 mile course, visit
                                          mostly 2 times a week, after 5pm.                                                       Date:        Saturday, October 15th             Time:     8am
                                                                                                                                  Location:    Greens Coulee Park                 Ages:     10+
                                          Park & Rec Fees: Tournament - $75R /$100NR       Deadline: Monday, December 12th        Fee:         $10 pre-registration
                                                                                                                                               $15 race day
                                                                                                                                               $15 extra for long sleeve shirt
                                                PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO COACH!
                                                                                                                                  Proceeds benefit the -       John Fleis Youth Scholarship Fund
                                                                                                                                                                         Participate. Educate. Recreate.
8                                 Sledding Hill / Ice Skating Rink                                                              Boy’s & Girl’s Little Dribblers (5 & 6 year olds)                                                                            9

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 IN-HOUSE BASKETBALL
                                  Ice Rink: Community Park (Quincy St.). Rink does not have lights or a warming shelter.        This program is an introduction to basketball. The basic fundamentals, such as dribbling,
                                  Sledding Hill: Van Riper Park (Riders Club Road, next to Aquatic Center). The sledding        passing and shooting will be emphasized, along with some fun activities that incorporate
                                  hill does have lights, restrooms, and a warming shelter with concessions, but they are        the game’s skills. Lower baskets are used. Parent volunteer coaches needed!
                                  only available during open hours listed below. Bring your own equipment. Skate and            Days:      Saturdays, 11:30am -12:30pm          Dates: Jan. 7th - Feb. 18th
                                  sled at your own risk; there is no supervision. * Please Note: During warming shelter         Location: Onalaska Middle School Gym            Fee:     $14R / $24NR
                                  open hours, if no one has been on the hill within the first 2 hours of the shift, we will
                                  close the hill down, meaning no lights or restrooms available.                                Girl’s Junior Basketball (1st & 2nd Grade)
                                  Warming Shelter Hours                                                                         The program will focus on developing basic fundamentals such as passing, shooting and
                                                                                                                                dribbling and having fun by playing games. Players will practice all together for 2-3 practic-
                                  Friday: 4-8pm       Saturday: 12-8pm                      Sunday: 12-6pm                      es and then be placed on a team and given a practice and game schedule.
                                  Private Party Room Rentals: You're allowed to exclusively rent out the warming shel-          Days:     Tuesdays & Saturdays         Dates: Nov. 29th - Feb. 18th     Fee: $20R / $30NR
                                  ter while your party is sledding at the hill in 2-hour increments, before we open to the      Time:     Tuesdays 6:15 - 7:15pm, Saturdays 10:15 -11:15am
                                  public. No carry-ins allowed, except for birthday cake/birthday dessert. The concession       Location: Onalaska Middle School Gym
                                  stand will be open.
                                                                                                                                Girl’s Senior Basketball (3rd & 4th Grade)
                                  Party Room Hours (Rentals): Sat & Sun 10am-12pm          Party Room Rate: $25/2 hours         The program will focus on developing basic fundamentals such as passing, shooting and
                                                                                                                                dribbling, team play and game strategy. Players will practice all together for 2-3 practices
                                  Coloring & Desserts with Your Police & Fire Chief                                             and then be placed on a team and given a practice and game schedule. Participants may
                                  Come join your local Park & Rec, Police and Fire departments for a night of coloring and      play in the La Crosse Rec Fest Tournament end of January. New this year participants may
                                  decorating desserts. Check out the fire trucks, squad cards, and other emergency equip-       play games against West Salem Park & Rec and the Boys & Girls Club programs.
                                  ment. Don’t forget to bring your camera! Registration required, just call with your name so
                                  we have a number for desserts, 781-9560. * Sponsored by U BAKE *                              Days:    Tuesdays & Saturdays         Dates: Nov. 29th - Feb. 18th       Fee: $25R / $33NR
                                                                                                                                Time:    Tuesdays 7:15 - 8:15pm, Saturdays 9:00 - 10:00am
                                  Date:        Thursday, Nov. 17th           Fee:     FREE                                      Location: Onalaska Middle School Gym
                                  Location:    City Hall, Fire Department    Ages:    ALL
                                  Deadline:    Nov. 10th                     Time:    6-7pm                                     Boy’s Rookie Basketball (1st & 2nd Grade)
                                  Min/Max:     50
                                                                                                                                The players will remain with their grade for 2-3 practices. Players will then be placed on a
                                                                                                                                team and given a practice and game schedule. Teams will be mixed with first and second
                                  Letters to the North Pole                                                                     graders. Once players are in their teams, they will practice or play games on Tuesdays at
                                  If you’ve been a good boy or girl this year, write Santa a letter telling him all the good    5:30pm or 6:30pm and on Saturdays at 9:00am or 10:00am.
                                  things you’ve done. Drop off your letter to Santa’s mini mailbox at the Post Office or        Days:    Tuesdays & Saturdays          Dates: Nov. 29th - Feb. 18th        Fee: $20R / $30NR
                                  to Santa’s big red mailbox outside of City Hall. Make sure you include a return address       1st Graders: Tuesday (11/29) 5:30-6:30pm, Saturday (12/3) 9:00-10:00am
                                  so Santa can find you!!!                                                                      2nd Graders: Tuesday (11/29) 6:30-7:30pm, Saturday (12/3) 10:00-11:00am
                                  Dates to drop-off: Nov. 14th - Dec. 9th         Ages: All           Cost: FREE                Location: Eagle Bluff Gym

                                  Holiday Decorating Contest                                                                    Boy’s Junior Basketball (3rd & 4th Grade)
                                  This year will be the 10th Annual Holiday Home/Business Decorating Contest. Decorate          The players will remain all together for 2-3 practices. Players will then be placed on a team

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                                                                                                                                and given a practice and game schedule. Teams will be mixed with third and fourth grad-
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                                  your house for the holidays and be recognized for having the best display in town.
                                  One home winner will be chosen from each district, along with the Best Decorated              ers. Once players are in their teams, they will practice or play games on Thursdays at
                                  Business in town. The winners will be treated to an “in-town vacation” announced on           5:30pm or 6:30pm and on Saturdays at 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm or 1:00pm. There may
                                                                                                                                be some games scheduled against teams from other communities and teams may play in the
                                  Thursday, December 15th, at 4:30pm at City Hall. You will receive a call if you won. The
                                                                                                                                La Crosse Rec Fest Tournament towards end of January.
                                  Judges will be out December 5th-9th. To nominate a household, call the Park and Rec
                                  office and leave the address (781-9560).                                                      Days: Thursdays & Saturdays            Dates: Dec. 1st - Feb. 18th          Fee: $25R / $33NR
                                                                                                                                All 3rd & 4th Graders: Thursday (12/1) 6:30-7:30pm, Saturday (12/3) 11:00am-12:00pm
                                                                                                                                Location: Eagle Bluff Gym
                                        Start decorating and show
                                                                                                                                            Deadline: Monday, November 28th by 5pm
                                          everyone your holiday
                                                  spirit!                                                                         PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ALL PROGRAMS!!!

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