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Winter programs • December 2009 & January, February 2010




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                 Contents                                                                              Welcome To Adaptive Recreation
                                                                                                          Saint Paul Parks and Recreation’s Adaptive Recreation Program pro-
    contact information .................2                                                             vides leisure services to individuals who are mentally and/or physically
    Weather policy .........................2                                                          disabled. Recreational, educational, and cultural activities are offered
                                                                                                       throughout the year at various recreation centers, community educa-
    Holiday observations ..............2                                                               tion sites and other venues throughout Saint Paul.
    classes & Activities ............... 3– 4
        Fitness Fun .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .            .    .    .    .    .    . 3
        Multi-Cultural Crafts  .  .  .  .  .                      .    .    .    .    .    . 3         On-line Registration
        Valentine Gift Craft Project                              .    .    .    .    .    . 3         Newsletter by Email
        PDF Crafts  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .            .    .    .    .    .    . 3            The ARCH newsletter is published quarterly. You can have it mailed
        Swim Lessons .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                 .    .    .    .    .    . 4         to your home or work address or have it emailed.
                                                                                                          To help save on postage and printing, please consider getting the
    Focus on Fitness challenge .......4                                                                newsletter via email – or, if you prefer, you may make a donation toward
    ongoing Activities ....................4                                                           the postage/printing costs. The emailed version is sent to you the day
        Pickin’ & Grinnin’  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 4                                    after it is mailed through the Postal Service. The newsletter should ar-
        Open Swim/Swim Exercise  .  .  .  .  .  . 4                                                    rive at everyone’s house on the same day. To receive the newsletter by
        Daytime Leisure Club  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 4                                           email, fill in the information on the registration page or contact Mark at
                                                                                                       651-793-6517 or mark.toupal@ci.stpaul.mn.us.
    Special events ...................... 5– 6                                                            When you receive your email subscription, please contact us again
        Transition-Age                                                                                 to confirm that you can successfully open the attachment and ask to be
        Afternoon at the Movies                         .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 5                       taken off of the Postal Service mailing list.
        Transition-Age                                                                                    To register online, go to www.stpaul.gov/parks and click on the links.
        Bowling & Pizza Day  .  .                       .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . 5         You can still mail your registration or bring it to the Adaptive Recre-
        Bingo  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . 5         ation Office.
        Build, Bake, & Eat Pizza                        .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . 5
        Night at the Movies  .  .  .                    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . 6
        Camping Trip .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .             .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . 6         Weather Policy
        Oliver!  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . 6            Winter is here - along with hazardous driving conditions due to the
                                                                                                       white stuff. Occasionally, we must cancel programs due to bad weather.
    Flu Season ...............................6                                                        On those days, the decision to cancel will be made by 2:30 p.m. Ev-
    volunteer .................................7                                                       ery effort will be made to contact those registered for that evening's
                                                                                                       program. To help us in our decision-making process, please notify
    Sports ......................................7
                                                                                                       us if you decide not to attend a program. You may also call our main
        Adaptive Recreation
                                                                                                       phone number, 651-793-6635. If activities are canceled, we will leave
        Basketball League  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 7
                                                                                                       a recorded message.
        Midway Bowling League .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 7
    Activity calendars ................ 8–9
    Activity Locations .....................9
                                                                                                       Holiday Observations & Office Hours
                                                                                                          The Adaptive Recreation Office will be closed to observe various
    transportation policy ............. 10                                                             holidays this season, including Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New
        Ride Coupons  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 10                                      Year’s Day, MLK Day, and President’s Day. In addition, we do not have
    Registration Guidelines .......... 10                                                              a receptionist and at times we are away from the office for meetings or
                                                                                                       activities. So if you plan to stop by our office, please call in advance.
    Registration Form .............. 11–12                                                             Our individual numbers are listed below.

                                                       adaptive recreation contact inForMation

                                          Adaptive Recreation Office 651-793-6635
                                   Fax: 651-772-7696 • Website: www.stpaul.gov/parks
               Ev Senty                                                                             Mark Toupal                                Colleen Tusa
            651-793-6634                                                                          651-793-6517                              651-793-6561
       ev.senty@ci.stpaul.mn.us                                                             mark.toupal@ci.stpaul.mn.us               colleen.tusa@ci.stpaul.mn.us
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                           Classes & Activities
                                                                valentine Gift craft project
                                                                     When : Saturday, February 6
                                                                	          	 (transition-age/young	adult)
                                                                                  Saturday, February 13 (adults)
                                                                     Where: North Dale Recreation Center
                                                                         Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
                                                                        CosT: $10
                                                                  DeaDline: Monday, February 1
                                                                	               	 (transition-age/young	adult)
                                                                                  Monday, February 8 (adults)	
                                                                     sTaff/ParTiCiPanT r aTio : 1:4
Fitness Fun                                                             info : Colleen, 651-793-6561
     When : Mondays, January 4 – February 22                      Do you have a special someone who deserves a special
            (No class Jan. 18 or Feb. 15)                       Valentine’s gift? It could be a sweetheart, friend, parent,
                                                                grandparent, teacher, or just a good buddy. This craft activity
    Where: El Rio Vista Recreation Center
                                                                will allow you to create a unique gift to give as a Valentine’s
       Time: 7 – 8 p.m.                                         present. We can’t tell you too much about the project . . . just
      CosT: $15.00                                              in case the person you want to give it to reads the newsletter,
    sTaff/ParTiCiPanT r aTio : 1:6                              too. Be assured that it will be a creation that will have your
                                                                own personal touch – a gift to be treasured. This is a one-day
       info : Colleen, 651-793-6561                             craft activity. Follow the deadlines for registration; however
  Have you made a New Year’s Resolution that included           they may fill before the deadline date.
improving your fitness? Then come join us for this excellent
exercise program. Fitness Fun is designed to provide indi-
viduals who are mentally disabled with an opportunity to
                                                                pdF crafts
improve their physical fitness and self-image. The program      (painting, drawing, & Framing)
will include a warm up, stretching and toning exercises,             When : Wednesdays, February 17 – March 24
aerobics and a cool down. Please dress for exercise and             Where: Griggs Recreation Center
bring a beach towel to lay on for floor exercises.
                                                                        Time: 7 – 8:15 p.m.

Multi-cultural crafts                                                  CosT: $20.00

     When : Wednesdays, January 6 – February 10                     sTaff/ParTiCiPanT r aTio : 1:5

    Where: Griggs Recreation Center                                       info : Colleen, 651-793-6561
                                                                   It’s like three art classes in one! This class will spark your
       Time: 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
                                                                painting and drawing skills and also trigger your creative
      CosT: $20.00                                              talents by crafting your own frames. We will use a variety of
    sTaff/ParTiCiPanT r aTio : 1:4                              paints, pencils and different sized papers to make original
        info : Colleen, 651-793-6561                            pieces of art. Then we will personally craft unique frames to
                                                                display our most inspirational and favorite pieces.
  Who knew that you could travel the world with Adaptive
Recreation? You can, just by joining us at our Multi-cultural
craft class. This activity will focus on the many different
cultures throughout the world and how crafts can represent
those cultures. Participants will have an opportunity to
explore other cultures and countries in this class by creat-
ing craft projects from around the world! Join us for this
bountiful international experience.
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    Classes & Activities continued
                                                                                 ongoing
    Swim Lessons
          Who : Children & Adults with                                           Activities
                Developmental/Cognitive Disabilities
         When : Thursdays, February 25 – April 8
        Where: Great River Water Park                              pickin’ & Grinnin’
           Time: 6:45 – 7:30 p.m.                                       When : Monday, Dec. 7, Jan. 11, 25, Feb. 8, 22
          CosT: $8.00 registration (page 11)                           Where: Obama Elementary
                + $4.00 weekly at the pool                                         (formerly Webster Elementary)

        sTaff/ParTiCiPanT r aTio : 1:1                                     Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
            info : Ev, 651-793-6634                                       CosT: $1 per person, payable at door.
      Swim Lessons provide an opportunity to learn basic swim             info : Ev, 651-793-6634
    skills: breath control, floats and strokes. Advanced swim-          sTaff/ParTiCiPanT r aTio : 1:30
    mers can refine the skills they already possess. Lessons are     Pickin' 'n' Grinnin' is an old-fashioned sing-along with
    taught by volunteer instructors under the direction of an      added fun. We have rhythm instruments available to use
    Adapted Aquatics Instructor.                                   and room for dancing. We meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays
                                                                   of each month, except holidays and/or school breaks.

                                                                   open Swim/Swim exercise
        Focus on Fitness Challenge                                      When : Thursday evenings
          Get focused and get fit with Adaptive Recreation             Where: Great River Water Park
        by joining our “Focus on Fitness Challenge”. No
        matter what your fitness level is, the Fitness Chal-               Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Dec. 3 – Feb. 18*
        lenge gives you an opportunity to get active, stay                         7:30 -8:30 p.m. Feb. 25 – April 8
        active and live healthier. You can choose which                   CosT: $4.00 per evening (payable at pool)
        activities to become involved in, set personal goals,
                                                                        sTaff/ParTiCiPanT r aTio : 1:12
        and with the help of your family and/or your care-
        giver, chart your progress.                                  ConTaCT: Ev, 651-793-6635
           By joining the “Focus on Fitness” Program (a              Make a splash with Adaptive Recreation at our Open
        registration fee of $7.00 is listed on our registra-       Swim/Swim Exercise Program. This activity is designed
        tion page). For that fee you will receive a t-shirt to     for people with cognitive disabilities. The first ½ hour will
        wear proudly to activities, a folder with nutrition        include Adaptive Recreation staff leading water exercises for
        and exercise information, charts for your personal         those who are interested, followed by ½ hour of free time to
        evaluation, progress and achievements. If you al-          enjoy swimming and unstructured play. If you’d rather not
        ready have your t-shirt and would like to renew            join in the water exercise program, you can come and swim
        your membership, then the fee is only $5.00. The           laps, enjoy the water slides, etc. It’s easy to participate, just
        renewal will provide you with additional charts,           contact the Adaptive Recreation Program by 4:00 p.m. the
        progress reports, and more.                                day(s) you plan on attending. *Please note we will not meet
                                                                   Dec. 24 or 31.
          The program’s goal is to help you become more
        aware of the benefits of exercise which can then
        lead to a healthier and happier lifestyle. So, get up      daytime Leisure club
        and get “Focused on Fitness” and join Adaptive               Adaptive Recreation offers a day program called Daytime
        Recreation’s Fitness Challenge! For more infor-            Leisure Club on Thursdays at Phalen Recreation Center
        mation on Adaptive Recreation Focus on Fitness             for adults and/or transition-age youth. Activities included
        Challenge contact Colleen at 651-793-6561.                 are Art Creation and Open and Structured Gym Time. For
                                                                   more information, call Colleen at 651-793-6561.


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                                        special events
transition-Age Afternoon at                                       Bingo
the Movies                                                             When : Tuesday, January 5
     When : Tuesday, December 29                                              Tuesday, February 2
    Where: Theater to be determined                                   Where: Hazel Park Recreation Center
        Time: Afternoon showing                                           Time: 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
      CosT: $7.00*                                                       CosT: $3.00 for 1 or 2 cards, $1.00 each add’l card
                                                                               If attending both sessions, must pay for both
 DeaDline: Wednesday, December 16
                                                                   DeaDline: Monday, January 4
    sTaff/ParTiCiPanT r aTio : 1:4
                                                                             Monday, February 1
       info : Ev, 651-793-6634
                                                                      sTaff/ParTiCiPanT r aTio : 1:8
  Will it be action? Suspense? Comedy? Animation? Join
your friends at Adaptive Recreation when we head out to an               info : Ev, 651-793-6634
area theater to see a show. We’ll choose a movie that is rated      Join Adaptive Recreation for an evening of low-key com-
G, PG, or PG-13. Bring extra money if you want popcorn,           petition and fun. Staff, parents and PCAs are welcome to
pop or other snacks. This activity is for transition-age youth    stay and assist at no charge. If they would like to play, please
(14 – 22 years old). Registration for this event is limited and   register and pay in advance.
may fill before the deadline date. Staff/parents who attend
this event with their clients must also pay the activity fee.
                                                                  Build, Bake, & eat pizza
*Please Note: We plan to use theaters that charge no more              When : Tuesday, January 19
than $7.00. If those theaters aren’t showing appropriate              Where: El Rio Vista Recreation Center
movies on this date, we may ask you to pay an extra dollar or
                                                                          Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
two to cover the cost of a ticket at a different theater.
                                                                         CosT: $12.00
transition-Age Bowling &                                           DeaDline: Tuesday, January 12
pizza day                                                             sTaff/ParTiCiPanT r aTio : 1:5
     When : Wednesday, December 30                                       info : Ev, 651-793-6634
    Where: Midway Pro Bowl*                                         Get together with friends and combine all your favorite
        Time: 11:00 – 1:00 p.m.                                   ingredients on a designer pizza. Come prepared for a good
      CosT: $13.00                                                time and good eats. Salad and pop will also be served.
                                                                  Registration for this event is limited and may fill before the
 DeaDline: Monday, December 28                                    deadline date.
    sTaff/ParTiCiPanT r aTio : 1:4
       info : Mark, 651-793-6517
  Have some spare time on your hands during the holiday
break? Join Adaptive Recreation for a fun time bowling
and eating pizza with your friends. We’ll toss in something
extra every few frames to add some excitement to the game.
This activity is for transition-age youth (14 – 22 years old).
*Unfortunately Midway Pro Bowl is not wheelchair
accessible.




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    special events continued                                           oliver!
                                                                             When : Sunday, February 28
    night at the Movies                                                      Where: Lyric Arts Theatre – Anoka, MN
         When : Tuesday, February 16                                            Time: 2:00 p.m.
        Where: Theater to be determined                                       CosT: $17.00
            Time: Evening showing                                       DeaDline: Friday, Jan. 15
           CosT: $7.00*                                                      sTaff/ParTiCiPanT r aTio : 1:9
     DeaDline: Friday, February 5                                             info : Ev, 651-793-6634
        sTaff/ParTiCiPanT r aTio : 1:4                                    This beloved musical adaptation vividly brings to life
                                                                       Charles Dickens’ timeless characters with its ever popular
            info : Ev, 651-793-6634
                                                                       story of the boy who asked for more. Oliver! follows the
       Will it be action? Suspense? Comedy? Animation? Join            adventures of an innocent and kind-hearted orphan who, in
    your friends at Adaptive Recreation when we head out to an         his quest to find a loving home, falls in league with a troop of
    area theater to see a show. We’ll choose a movie that is rated     young pickpockets and a few unsavory adults. This Popular
    G, PG, or PG-13. Bring extra money if you want popcorn,            musical features such well known songs as: Food, Glorious
    pop or other snacks. Registration for this event is limited        Food, As Long As He Needs Me, and Where is Love. Registra-
    and may fill before the deadline date. Staff/parents who at-       tion for this event is limited and may fill before the deadline
    tend this event with their clients must also pay the activity      date. Staff/Family members who attend with their clients
    fee. *Please Note: We plan to use theaters that charge no          must also pay the activity fee.
    more than $7.00. If those theaters aren’t showing appropri-
    ate movies on this date, we may ask you to pay an extra dol-
    lar or two to cover the cost of a ticket at a different theater.

    camping trip                                                                 FLU seAson
                                                                         It’s flu season and Adaptive Recreation would like you to
         When : Friday - Sunday, Feb. 19, 20, 21
                                                                       stay healthy and not spread any of those icky old germs.
        Where: Confidence Learning Center
               Near Brainerd, MN                                       What Can You Do?
            Time: depart early afternoon on Friday                        The most important thing you can do is take basic precau-
           CosT: $110 per person                                       tions to avoid contracting and spreading the flu virus.
     DeaDline: Tuesday, Dec. 29                                          •     Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or
                                                                               sneezing by using your elbow.
        sTaff/ParTiCiPanT r aTio : 1:4
                                                                         •     Wash your hands often and avoid touching
            info : Mark, 651-793-6517                                          your eyes, nose or mouth.
       Enjoy a weekend in the great outdoors at Confidence               •     If you are sick, stay home. Avoid close contact
    Learning Center. Each camper will encounter many rec-                      with others who are sick.
    reational and educational activities. Although we will stay
    in cabins, everyone will have the opportunity to participate         •     Do not share eating utensils, drinking glasses,
    in outdoor activities. This is a popular activity and since                towels or other personal items.
    registration is limited, it fills quickly. Campers should be         •     Stay healthy. Get plenty of sleep, be physically
    ambulatory and willing to take part in outdoor winter activi-              active, manage your stress, drink plenty of
    ties. Registration for this event is limited and may fill before           fluids, and eat nutritious food.
    the deadline date.                                                    If you become ill with flu-like symptoms including fever,
                                                                       body aches, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting or
                                                                       diarrhea and have recently visited a location where influenza
                                                                       cases have been confirmed, you may wish to contact a physi-
                                                                       cian, particularly if you are worried about your symptoms.
                                                                       If you do not have a health care provider, call United Way
                                                                       First Call for Help at 211 or (651) 291-0211 from your cell
                                                                       phone.
                                                                               Information obtained from: City of St. Paul Health Department

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                                                                                 sports
                                                               Adaptive Recreation
                                                               Basketball League
                                                                    When : A Division: Tuesday evenings,

  VoLUnteer                                                                Beginning January 19, 2010.
                                                                               B Division: Thursday evenings,
    with Adaptive Re cre ation                                                 Beginning January 21, 2010.
                                                                    Where: A Division – TBD
                                                                               B Division – Phalen Recreation Center
                                                                       Time: Varies according to schedule
   The Adaptive Recreation calendars for the upcoming
                                                                      CosT: Team registration fee:
months include opportunities to support Adaptive Recre-
ation’s goal in providing quality leisure programs through                     A Division – $75.00/team
volunteering. Current volunteer opportunities include:                         B Division – $60.00/team
                                                                      info : Mark, 651-793-6517
Volunteer Score Keepers are being recruited                      The City of Saint Paul is accepting registration for the
to assist with score keeping for the “Big Six” Basketball      2010 Adaptive Recreation Basketball League. The A Divi-
League. Volunteer Score Keepers are responsible for            sion is intended for those teams whose members have a
keeping score, calling in subs, working with the referees      thorough understanding of the basketball rules as set forth
and interacting with team members and coaches. Check           by the National Federation. The B Division is intended for
our calendars to see when the games will be held.              those teams whose members have a basic understanding of
                                                               the basketball rules as set forth by the National Federation
Swim Instructors work on a one-to-one basis with               but lack the experience or ability necessary to compete in
individuals who have cognitive disabilities, under the         the A Division. All teams will be evaluated during the first
supervision of an Adapted Aquatics Specialist, teaching        week of play to ensure that they are appropriately placed.
basic swim skills and refining skills already possessed.       League officials reserve the right to reassign teams and/or
Lessons are Thursday evenings, February 25 - April 8.          individuals to ensure that all participants play in the Divi-
                                                               sion that is appropriate for their skill level.
Arts & Crafts Assistants assist with craft
programs that provide participants an opportunity to           Midway Bowling League
explore their creativity. As a volunteer, you will work on          When : Saturdays, March 6 – May 8
a small group or individualized basis with participants            Where: Midway Pro Bowl
encouraging creativity, basic skills of the craft, promot-
ing development of fine motor skills as well as providing             Time: Transition-Age at 10:00 a.m.
support to participants that may be having difficulty with                  Adults at 10:00 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.
their project. Interested individuals are invited to join us         CosT: $15.00 per person plus $4.00 each week.
for Multi-Cultural Crafts and/or our new PDF (Painting                info : Mark, 651-793-6517
Drawing and Framing Class).
                                                                    sTaff/ParTiCiPanT r aTio : 1:100
 For more information regarding volunteering                     The Midway Bowling League is for individuals who are
                                                               mentally disabled and ambulatory. We offer two bowling
    with the Adaptive Recreation Program,
                                                               times on Saturdays. Teens and young adults bowl from
      contact Ev Senty at 651-793-6634                         10:00 a.m. to noon. All other adults can bowl at 10 a.m. or
          or ev.senty@ci.stpaul.mn.us.                         12:30 p.m.
                                                                 There are only 24 lanes available for the 12:30 p.m.
                                                               time slot. The first 24 teams who choose the 12:30 p.m.
                                                               time slot will bowl in the afternoon. All other adult teams
                                                               will then bowl in the morning league.
                                                                 The $15.00 registration fee covers secretary fees and the
                                                               end-of-the-season banquet. You still need to pay $4.00 each
                                                               week for bowling.                                               7
          sunday                      Monday                        tuesday                 Wednesday                   thursday                       Friday                  saturday
                                                                                       1                           2                       3                            4                         5
                                                                                                7:00 – 8:15 Pm
                                                                                              holiday crafts
                                                                                               Griggs Rec Center                                     6:30 – 9:30 Pm
                                                                    7:00 – 7:45 Pm                                       7:00 – 8:00 Pm                                        10 am & 12:30 Pm
                                                                   adaPted swiM                6:30 – 8:30 Pm                                   cookie Bake & take


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                                                                                                                         oPen swiM &               Johnson High School         Midway Bowling
                                                                     lessons                    BasketBall              swiM exercise                                           league [fall]
                                                                    Como Elementary              Practice                                           Registration Full
                                                                                                                       Great River Water Park                                   Midway Pro Bowl
                                                                                               Phalen Rec Center




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                                                                                                7:00 – 8:15 Pm
                                                                                              holiday crafts
                                                                                               Griggs Rec Center                                     6:30 – 9:30 Pm



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                                                                    7:00 – 7:45 Pm                                       7:00 – 8:00 Pm                                        10 am & 12:30 Pm
                                                                   adaPted swiM                6:30 – 8:30 Pm                                   cookie Bake & take
                                       7:00 – 8:00 Pm                                                                    oPen swiM &               Johnson High School         Midway Bowling
                                        hiP hoP                      lessons                    BasketBall              swiM exercise                                           league [fall]
                                                                    Como Elementary              Practice                                           Registration Full
                                      dance kraze                                                                      Great River Water Park                                   Midway Pro Bowl
                                    El Rio Vista Rec Center                                    Phalen Rec Center



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                                       7:00 – 8:00 Pm
                                   Pickin’ & grinnin’
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                                                                                                7:00 – 8:15 Pm
                                                                                              holiday crafts
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              2:00 Pm                                                                          Griggs Rec Center
                                      Obama Elementary              7:00 – 7:45 Pm
        sisters of swing                                                                                                 7:00 – 8:00 Pm                                        10 am & 12:30 Pm
           History Theatre             7:00 – 8:00 Pm              adaPted swiM                6:30 – 8:30 Pm
                                                                                                                         oPen swiM &                                           Midway Bowling
          Registration Full             hiP hoP                      lessons                    BasketBall              swiM exercise                                           league [fall]
                                      dance kraze                   Como Elementary              Practice              Great River Water Park                                   Midway Pro Bowl


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                                    El Rio Vista Rec Center                                    Phalen Rec Center

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                                                                                                                        Christmas                  Christmas
                                                                                                                           EvE                        day
                                                                                               6:30 – 8:30 Pm                                   City Holiday - Office Closed
                                                                                                BasketBall               no activities


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                                                                                                 Practice                 scheduled                 no activities
                                                                                               Phalen Rec Center

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                                                                                               Transition-Age
                                                                    Transition-Age           Bowling & Pizza                                      nEw yEar's
                                                                   afternoon at                 Midway Pro Bowl                                      day
                                                                    the Movies                 6:30 – 8:30 Pm                                   City Holiday - Office Closed
                                                                 Time & LocaTion TBa            BasketBall
                                                                                                 Practice                                           no activities
                                                                                               Phalen Rec Center

                              3                          4                             5        7:00 – 8:15 Pm
                                                                                                                   6                       7                            8                         9
                                                                                             Multi-cultural
                                                                                                crafts


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                                                                                               Griggs Rec Center         7:00 – 8:00 Pm
                                       7:00 – 8:00 Pm               7:00 – 8:15 Pm
                                       fitness fun                       Bingo                 6:30 – 8:30 Pm            oPen swiM &
                                    El Rio Vista Rec Center       Hazel Park Rec Center         BasketBall              swiM exercise
                                                                                                 Practice              Great River Water Park



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                                                                                               Phalen Rec Center

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                                       7:00 – 8:00 Pm



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                                   Pickin’ & grinnin’                                           7:00 – 8:15 Pm
                                      Obama Elementary                                       Multi-cultural
                                                                                                                         7:00 – 8:00 Pm
                                                                                                crafts
                                       7:00 – 8:00 Pm                                          Griggs Rec Center         oPen swiM &
                                       fitness fun                                                                      swiM exercise


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                                    El Rio Vista Rec Center                                 no BasketBall Practice     Great River Water Park


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                                                                    6:30 – 8:30 Pm                                       7:30 – 8:30 Pm
                                       martin                                               Multi-cultural               oPen swiM &
                                    LuthEr King                  Build, Bake, & eat            crafts
                                                                       Pizza                                            swiM exercise
                                     Jr. hoLiday                                              Griggs Rec Center        Great River Water Park
                                                                  El Rio Vista Rec Center
                                                                                               6:30 – 8:30 Pm
                                  City Holiday - Office Closed


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                                                                 big six a division             BasketBall             big six b division
                                      no activities                  BasketBall                  Practice                 BasketBall
                                                                 Time & LocaTion TBa           Phalen Rec Center       Time & LocaTion TBa


        24                                            25                            26                        27                        28                          29                       30
    Y
                                                                                              7:00 – 8:15 Pm
                                                                                                                         7:30 – 8:30 Pm
                                       7:00 – 8:00 Pm                                       Multi-cultural               oPen swiM &
                                   Pickin’ & grinnin’                                          crafts                   swiM exercise
                                      Obama Elementary           big six a division           Griggs Rec Center        Great River Water Park
                                                                     BasketBall                6:30 – 8:30 Pm
                                       7:00 – 8:00 Pm            Time & LocaTion TBa                                   big six b division
                                                                                                BasketBall
                                       fitness fun                                                                        BasketBall
                         31         El Rio Vista Rec Center                                      Practice
                                                                                               Phalen Rec Center       Time & LocaTion TBa


8
 sunday                       Monday                       tuesday               Wednesday                   thursday                   Friday              saturday
                                                 1                          2       7:00 – 8:15 Pm
                                                                                                       3                        4                      5                       6
                                                                                                              7:00 – 8:00 Pm
                                                           7:00 – 8:15 Pm         Multi-cultural              oPen swiM &
                                                               Bingo                 crafts
                                                         Hazel Park Rec Center                               swiM exercise                                 11:30 am – 12:45 Pm
                                                                                   Griggs Rec Center        Great River Water Park
                               7:00 – 8:00 Pm                                                                                                                Transition-Age



                                                                                                                                                                                    F
                                                                                   6:30 – 8:30 Pm
                               fitness fun               big six a division                                 big six b division                             valentine crafts
                            El Rio Vista Rec Center                                 BasketBall                                                              North Dale Rec Center
                                                            BasketBall               Practice                  BasketBall
                                                         Time & LocaTion TBa       Phalen Rec Center        Time & LocaTion TBa




                                                                                                                                                                                    e
                      7                          8                          9     7:00 – 8:15 Pm
                                                                                                   10                         11                    12                       13
                                                                                                              7:00 – 8:00 Pm
                               7:00 – 8:00 Pm                                    Multi-cultural               oPen swiM &
                           Pickin’ & grinnin’                                       crafts                   swiM exercise
                              Obama Elementary                                    Griggs Rec Center                                                        11:30 am – 12:45 Pm



                                                                                                                                                                                    B
                                                         big six a division                                 Great River Water Park                                 Adult
                                                            BasketBall             6:30 – 8:30 Pm
                               7:00 – 8:00 Pm
                                                                                    BasketBall              big six b division                             valentine crafts
                               fitness fun               Time & LocaTion TBa                                                                                North Dale Rec Center
                                                                                     Practice                  BasketBall
                            El Rio Vista Rec Center                                                         Time & LocaTion TBa
                                                                                   Phalen Rec Center

                14
                           PrEsidEnt's
                                              15
                                                           night at the
                                                                          16
                                                                                    7:00 – 8:15 Pm
                                                                                    Pdf crafts
                                                                                                   17
                                                                                                              7:00 – 8:00 Pm
                                                                                                              oPen swiM &
                                                                                                                             18                     19                      20
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                                                                                                                                                                                    U
                              day                             Movies               Griggs Rec Center         swiM exercise
                                                         Time & LocaTion TBa                                Great River Water Park   caMPing triP            caMPing triP
                          City Holiday - Office Closed                             6:30 – 8:30 Pm                                    Confidence Learning    Confidence Learning
                                                         big six a division         BasketBall              big six b division             Center                 Center
                              no activities                 BasketBall               Practice                  BasketBall


                                                                                                                                                                                    A
                                                         Time & LocaTion TBa       Phalen Rec Center        Time & LocaTion TBa
                                                                                                           6:45 – 7:30 Pm
                 21                           22                         23                       24       swiM lessons      25                     26                      27
                                                                                    7:00 – 8:15 Pm            7:30 – 8:30 Pm



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                               7:00 – 8:00 Pm
                           Pickin’ & grinnin’                                       Pdf crafts                oPen swiM &
                              Obama Elementary                                     Griggs Rec Center         swiM exercise
caMPing triP                                             big six a division                                 Great River Water Park
Confidence Learning                                         BasketBall             6:30 – 8:30 Pm
                               7:00 – 8:00 Pm                                                               big six b division
      Center                                                                        BasketBall


                                                                                                                                                                                    Y
                               fitness fun               Time & LocaTion TBa
                                                                                     Practice                  BasketBall
                            El Rio Vista Rec Center                                                         Time & LocaTion TBa
                                                                                   Phalen Rec Center

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     2:00 Pm
    oliver!
 Lyric Arts Theatre
    Anoka, MN




                 ACtivity LoCAtionS

                      Como Elementary                                                           780 W. Wheelock Pkwy.                     651-293-8820

                      El Rio Vista Recreation Center                                            179 E. Robie St. 55107                    651-789-2500

                      Great River Water Park &
                                                                                          270 No. Lexington Pkwy. 55104                   651-642-0650
                      Jimmy Lee Recreation Center

                      Griggs Recreation Center                                                 1188 Hubbard Av. 55104                     651-298-5755

                      Hazel Park Recreation Center                                             945 N. Hazel Ave. 55119                    651-501-6350

                      Midway Pro Bowl                                                         1556 University Av. 55104                   651-646-1396

                      Phalen Recreation Center                                            1000 E. Wheelock Pkwy. 55106                    651-793-6600

                      Obama Elementary                                                                 707 Holly Avenue                   651-293-8625
                      (formerly Webster Elementary)


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                                                      Registration Guidelines
          Transportation                                 City of St. Paul Residents will receive priority in registering on a first-
                                                      come, first-serve basis. Non-residents will be placed on a waiting list and
              Policy                                  registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis after seven
       You must be a resident of St. Paul to ride     working days have passed since the mailing of the newsletter. City boundar-
     in our vans. Ride reservations are on a first-   ies are roughly: Larpenteur to the north, McKnight to the east, Annapolis
     come, first-served basis. Pick-up locations      to the south and the Mississippi River and Hwy. 280 to the west.
     are limited to four (4) sites - based on daily      Group Home Policy: Only two residents from the same address may
     customer requests. Requests must be made         attend the same program that has limited registration. This allows equal
     the day of the activity, between the hours of    opportunity to participate in the activities we offer and prevents any one
     9 a.m. and 3 p.m. For weekend activities,        residence from dominating our programs. These participants can indi-
     call before 3 p.m. on the preceding Friday.      vidually select programs of interest to them and socially interact with peers
     The cost for a van ride is $2 per activity.      whom they don't normally meet or live with. After the registration deadline
                                                      of a program, we may find space available to allow more residents into that
       To register for a ride:                        program. However, until that has been established, we are unable to accept
          1. Call 651-793-6635. This                  more than two individuals into the same session.
              number might go directly to                Program Placement Guidelines: In addition to these guidelines, in-
              voice mail. You must use this           dividuals must be able to participate independently within the stated staff/
              phone number. It is the only            participant ratio or supply a personal aide in order to take part successfully
              phone line that the drivers can         in appropriate programs.
              access. If you leave a message
                                                         Registration Confirmation: You will be contacted only if the class has
              on other voice mail, you may
                                                      been canceled or if the class registration has filled.
              not get a ride.
                                                         Refund Policy: All refunds must be requested prior to the date of the
          2. Leave a message with name,
                                                      event or first class meeting. Refunds will not be issued for any reason for
              address, phone number and
                                                      any single registration costing $10 or less. Refunds for classes/events cost-
              activity you will attend. The
                                                      ing more than $10 will be reduced by $10. If you are signed up for a special
              driver will call after 3 p.m. with
                                                      event where tickets are purchased in advance, you will be charged the full
              the pick-up time.
                                                      amount of the ticket unless someone on the waiting list can take your place.
          No standing ride requests will be           Exceptions will be granted only if Adaptive Recreation is unable to provide
       honored. Participants are encouraged           the service for which the fees were paid, for example: class is canceled or
       to use alternate means of transporta-          class is already filled.
       tion. For information, call the Adaptive
                                                         Deadlines: Deadlines for registrations are often noted in newsletter ar-
       Recreation Office.
                                                      ticles. Please note that Adaptive Recreation activities are popular and may
                                                      fill before the deadline date. We encourage you to register early to avoid
                                                      missing out on the FUN!
                                                         Payment Plan: If you are unable to pay the program registration fees,
                                                      contact the Program Supervisor to discuss an alternate payment plan.
                                                         Drop-Off and Pick-Up Policy: We can provide supervision for par-
                                                      ticipants only during the listed activity hours. We will not be responsible
                                                      for participants left waiting for transportation after the scheduled activity
                                                      time is over.
                                                         Integration/Inclusion Opportunities: Inclusion allows individuals
                                                      who have disabilities the opportunity to participate in recreation programs
                                                      with non-disabled peers. Adaptive Recreation will make every reasonable
       RIDE COUPONS
                                                      effort to help residents with disabilities participate in the programs offered
         Riders must pay $2 each evening they         by the City of St. Paul. To ensure a safe, positive inclusion experience,
       ride in the Adaptive Recreation van. We        Adaptive Recreation staff will talk with each participant and their parents/
       sell Coupons in packets of 10 for $20.         guardians to get to know the participant's desires, abilities and needs prior
       To buy Ride Coupons, use the form on           to the beginning of the program.
       page 11.
                                                         Please Note: It is always advisable to check with your doctor before
                                                      beginning any exercise/fitness program.
10
                               Adaptive Recreation Registration
                            WINTER • (December 2009, January & February 2010)
                One form per person. Please fill out BOTH SIDES of this form and return the entire page.
                                  Check the program(s) you would like to register for.

      choice               Activity / cLASS                                                          SpeciAL inFo                                                          coSt
                   Focus on Fitness Challenge [New Member]                                                                                                                    $7 .00
                   Focus on Fitness Challenge [Renewal]                                                                                                                       $5 .00
                   Class: Fitness Fun                                                                                                                                        $15 .00
                   Class: Multi-Cultural Crafts                                                                                                                             $20 .00
                   Class: PDF (Painting, Drawing, Framing) Crafts                                                                                                           $20 .00
                   Class: Swim Lessons                                            Register and pay registration fee with this form, plus pay weekly fees.                     $8 .00
                   For individuals with Developmental Disabilities .

                   Class: Valentine Gift Project – Transition-Age, February 6                                                                                                $10 .00
                   Class: Valentine Gift Project – Adult, February 13                                                                                                        $10 .00
                   Pickin' & Grinnin'                                         Register using this form, but pay the admission fee each evening at the door.                   $1 .00
                   Open Swim/Swim Exercise                                    Register using this form, but pay the admission fee each evening at the door.                   $4 .00
                   Special Event: Bingo (January 5)                                                                                                                           $3 .00
                   Special Event: Bingo (February 2)                                                                                                                          $3 .00
                   Special Event: Build Bake, & Eat Pizza                                                                                                                    $12 .00
                   Special Event: Camping Trip                                                                                                                              $110 .00

                   Special Event: Night at the Movies                                                  I need wheelchair seating
                                                                                                                                                                              $7 .00
                                                                           Anyone who attends this activity must pay the ticket price, including staff or family members.


                   Special Event: Oliver!                                                              I need wheelchair seating
                                                                                                                                                                             $17 .00
                                                                           Anyone who attends this activity must pay the ticket price, including staff or family members.

                   Special Event:                                                                      I need wheelchair seating
                                                                                                                                                                              $7 .00
                   Transition-Age Afternoon at the Movies                  Anyone who attends this activity must pay the ticket price, including staff or family members.


                   Special Event: Transition-Age Bowling & Pizza Day                                                                                                         $13 .00
                   Sports: "Big Six" Basketball League – A Division (Team Registration)                                                                                     $75 .00
                   Sports: "Big Six" Basketball League – B Division (Team Registration)                                                                                     $60 .00
                   Sports: Midway Pro Bowling League                              Register and pay registration fee with this form, plus pay weekly fees.                    $15 .00
                   Newsletter by email             email address: _______________________________________                                                                    FREE
                   Donation for Postage and Printing                                                                                                                        $___ .___
                   Ride Coupons                                            pack of 10                                                                                       $20 .00



To register for activities on this page, mail this form with payment to:                        Write only one check, payable to: City of Saint Paul

                Adaptive Recreation
                                                                                                           Enclosed is Check Number _______________
                1000 E. Wheelock Parkway
                Saint Paul, MN 55106                                                                                 in the amount of $ _______________

                                                                                                                                                                                        11
                  Adaptive Recreation
                  1000 E. Wheelock Parkway
                  Saint Paul, MN 55106
                  An Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer

                  www.stpaul.gov/parks




Please Print clearly            Mail check and completed form to address below. One form per person, please.                                                     Check here if new address 
ParticiPant's name                                                                                                   birthdate / aGe (optional)


address                                                                                                  city                                                       ziP

                   home                                                       work                                                       cell
 Phone 

email address                                                                               disability

sPecial information (seizures, allergies, diet, behaviors, etc.)




Parent / Guardian

                   home                                                       work                                                       cell
 Phone 

emerGency contact                                                                                                    relationshiP

                   home                                                       work                                                       cell
 Phone 

                                    Refunds are subject to an administrative charge unless the program is canceled.
                             See Registration Policy on page 10. To request a refund, contact the Adaptive Recreation Office.

  I, the undersigned, understand participation in this activity is completely voluntary and the activity is being          For publicity purposes only, pictures may be taken at activities.
  offered for the benefit of the participant. The City shall not be liable for any claims, injuries or damages, of         Clients, if identified at all, would only be identified by first name.
  whatever nature, incurred by the participant due to the passive or active negligence of the City, its agents or          Please initial one of the following:
  employees, arising out of or connected with, the activity. On behalf of myself and the participant, I expressly
  forever release and discharge the City, its agents or employees from any such claims, injuries or damages.                 ____ i give my permission for my child/client to be
                                                                                                                                  photographed at adaptive recreation activities.
                                                                                                                             ____ i do not want my child/client photographed at
                                                                                                                                  adaptive recreation activities.
              Signature of Parent / guardian or ParticiPant                                           date

				
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