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									  445 Stephens Avenue
  Ortonville, MN 56278
                                                               The Ortonville Early Childhood Initiative commits to                                                                                                                       Look for us on                                          Summer 2011
Contributing Authors:
                                                           building community partnerships that enhance child care,
Kari Dorry
                                                                       educational opportunities and family support
Kerry Klepel                                                                             for children birth to age 5.
Laura Lamb
Ruth Strong
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Tot Swim                                                             Bring the whole family to Central Park to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              enjoy Music in the Park on the following
Lynette Wellendorf                                                                                                                                                                                 Tot Swim will be held at the                                               Friday evenings at 7pm:
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ortonville Swimming Pool
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  June 17 July 1, 15, 29 August 12, 26
                                                                                                                                                                                                   June 16, July 7, and August
                                                                                                                                                                                                   18 from 5:30-6:30.                                                         Music in the Park will be in the upper area of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Central Park at the corner of 3rd and
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tot Swim is FREE and open to                                               Washington, on the hill by the Ortonville
                                                                                                                                                                                                   families with children ages 0-5.                                           Public Library.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Older siblings are welcome to
                                                                                                                                                                                                   attend.                                                    Schwan’s ice cream will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              available with a free will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              offering. Bring your lawn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              chairs and enjoy!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sponsored by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Central Park                                    Upper Central Park
                                                                                                                                                                                Children’s Summer Reading Program
                                                                                                                                                                                Join the Ortonville Public Library Summer Reading Program to take a trip around the world this summer- through books!
                                                                                                                                                                                Children will listen to stories from around the globe, and participate in fun, hand-on activities to learn more about other cultures, including:
                                                                      Make sure to bring your little ones to                                                                    clothing, buildings, instruments, flags, and languages used throughout the world. This program is FREE, and children will earn prizes!
                                                                      the Ortonville Farmer's Market this
                                                                      summer. Use this opportunity to                                                                           Register at the library June 13-18th; the program will take place on six Wednesdays, beginning June 22
                                                                      teach your children about growing,                                                                        Preschool-Kindergarten: 2:30-3:30 p.m. 1st-4th Grade: 1:00-2:00 p.m.      5th Grade and up: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
                                                                      selecting, and preparing healthy,
                                                                      locally grown fruits and vegeta-                                                                          There will be a special Summer Reading Kick-Off program on Friday, June 24th at the Library beginning at 1:30 p.m., featuring magician
                                                                      bles. The Farmer's Market will be                                                                         Star Michaelina. Adults should accompany children at this family event. For questions about Library events, contact Vicki at 839-2494.
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                                                                      held at Lakeside Park on Saturday

                                                                      mornings beginning in June.                                                                                          21st Century Tools for Parents of Young Children, Ages 0-5
                                                                                                                                                                                Parenting experts will be hosting quarterly online live chats on specific parenting topics and you are in-
                                                                                                                                                                                vited to attend! A brief overview of each topic will be presented, then for the remainder of the hour he or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Fair Fun!
                                                                                                                                                                                she will respond to your questions and comments. Questions can be submitted ahead of time at par-                   The Big Stone County Fair
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                                                                                                                                                                                recorded and archived for future listening.
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                                                                       Cut and hang in a convenient location!

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                                                                                                                Jun. 17 Music in the Park, Central Park, 7 PM
                                                                                                                Jun. 22 Age 3-K Summer reading program starts, Library, 2:30
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Earthrise Farm Visit                                                                 Diaper Derby baby crawling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and toddler races, coin dig,
      1/4 teaspo d strawberries                                                                                 Jun. 24 Magician “Star Michaelina”, Library, 1:30 PM                                                                                                                                free kid’s bingo, animals,
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                  ppe                                       lend in                                                                                                                                                   experience ~ explore ~ enjoy                                                  kid’s karaoke, carnival rides,
                                                 and egg. B l                                                   Jul. 1 Music in the Park, Central Park, 7 PM
                                 bin e milk, oil           unti                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and much more! View the
                    bowl com                   der. Blend                                                       Jul. 7 Tot Swim, Ortonville Pool, 5:30-6:30 PM
       In mixing salt and baking pow in chopped                                                                 Jul. 14 to 17 Big Stone County Fair, Clinton, MN                 The Ortonville Early Childhood Initiative is excited to visit Earthrise Farm on Tuesday, June 14 at 6:00           schedule at www.bscfair.org
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       flour, suga by hand or gently a                                                                          Jul. 15 Music in the Park, Central Park, 7 PM                    PM. We had such fun last year and are sure more interesting sights, smells and tastes await us again!
        smoo  th. Stir                                                                                                                                                           Earthrise has had some wonderful additions since our last visit. This year we will be able to enjoy new-
                       s.                                                                                       Jul. 29 Music in the Park, Central Park, 7 PM
        strawberrie                                     ffin pans.                                                                                                               born goat triplets as well as two new dogs. We're hoping the strawberries will be ready and you can
                                             ners to mu                                                         Aug. 2 Carson & Barnes Circus, Fair Grounds Clinton 4:30/7:30
                      or regula  r muffin li ffin liners. Bake at                                               Aug. 4 Playground Party w/meal, Lakeside Park, 5:30 PM           already smell the herb plants in the garden. There's a new Earth Story walking path we hope you'll en-
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                                   ugh into m                                                                                                                                    joy with beautiful pictures to read and talk about on the way. Older siblings are welcome as well.
         A  dd spoo   nfuls of do en brown.                                                                     Aug. 12 Music in the Park, Central Park, 7 PM                    _     _      _      _     _      _      _     _      _      _     _      _     _      _      _       _       _
                        es until go                                                                             Aug. 18 Tot Swim, Ortonville Pool, 5:30-6:30 PM                  If you would like to caravan to Earthrise farms, please meet in the Ortonville School parking lot by
          400 degre                                                                                             Aug. 19 to 21 Cornfest, Ortonville, MN                           5:15 PM. Earthrise farm is located at 2580 250th St., Madison, MN. RSVP's are appreciated but not
                                                                                                                Aug. 26 Music in the Park, Central Park, 7 PM                    required by contacting Kari Dorry at 839-6229 or kcdorry@msn.com.
                                                                                                                                    Pop-in and Play
       Ortonville Early Childhood Initiative                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                 Come join us at Lake-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              There are several opportunities for young children to participate in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ortonville Summer Recreation program this summer. Please
                                                                                                                                                 side Park every Tuesday
                                                                                                                                                                                                              contact the Ortonville City Office at 839-3428 to register your child
                                                                                                                                     at 10 a.m. this summer! This will           Playground Party!            (late fees will be waived).
                                                                                                                                     be an unstructured play time where
                                                                                                                                                                            Join us in celebrating the new
                                                                                                                                     your children will have the oppor-                                       Youth Soccer
                                                                                                                                                                               birth-to-5 playground at
                                                                                                                                     tunity to play with other kids. The                                      A fun time for kids to get together and learn a little about soccer.
                                                                                                                                                                             Lakeside Park on Thursday,
                                                                                                                                     park is always open but if you                                           Location:         Big Stone School playground
                                                                                                                                                                            August 4th beginning at 5:30.
                                                                                                                                     looking for a play-                                                      Days:             Monday-Thursday          Dates: June 20-30
                                                                                                                                     date, this is the time                     Bring your family for an      Time:             3:00-4:00 pm OR 4:00-5:00 pm
                                                                                                                                     to come. There will                       evening of playtime and a      Ages:             4-6 years old            Cost: $10
                                                                                                                                     even be a Tuesday                          FREE meal, sponsored
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Story Stretchers
                                                                                                                                     or two when snacks                         by the Ortonville Early
                                                                                                                                                                                                              This class allows kids to listen to stories and engage in exciting hands

                                                                                         Tickets $10
                                                                                                                                     and/or books will                           Childhood Initiative.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              -on activities! For children age 4 years-2nd grade next year.
                                                                                                                                     be available! See                       In case of inclement weather,    Location:         OHS Commons Area
                                                                                                                                     you Tuesdays at                              it will be postponed        Days:             Monday-Thursday            Dates: June 13-16
                                                                                                                                     the park!                                  until August 11 at 5:30.
                                                                                               Only 500 tickets                                                                                               Time:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9:00-10:30am               Cost: $15

                                                                                                 will be sold                                                Local Men Reflect...                             This league emphasizes teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun; children
                                                                                                                                                       In honor of Father’s Day (June 19th), here are         will participate in practices only. T-ball is open to girls and boys ages
                                                                                           Tickets available at                                        some comments given during our FRED event this         5-6 years (and have completed kindergarten).
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Locations:         Northside fields
                                                                                       Hardware Hank & Java Jules                                      winter. We asked: What is the best part about be-
                                                                                                                                                       ing a dad/grandpa/uncle/big brother?                   Days:              Monday-Thursday            Dates: July 5-21
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Times:             4:30-5:30pm                Cost: $20
                                                                                                                                                      The best part of being a dad is experiencing grow-
                                                                                                                                    ing up all over again, through a different set of eyes, to be able to
                                                                                           T HEWINNING TICKET WILL BE               express awe over the littlest things, to see them become overcome
                                                                                             DRAWN AFTER C ORNFEST .                with excitement over learning something new.
                                                                                                                                    Being able to read to my kids and as they grow watch them learn
                                                                                        All proceeds go to the                      new skills and to see them understand more every day.

                                                                                            Ortonville Early                        Best part of being a grandparent- hopefully you’ve learned things
                                                                                                                                    from raising your kids and can help the grandkids (and parents)
                                                                                          Childhood Fund, to                        through your experience.                                                            Carson and Barnes sought out a stop between
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sioux Falls and Fargo and we are excited to have
                                                                                                                                    The best thing about being a dad is when my child wakes up in the
                                                                                       benefit the work of the                      morning and calls out “Daddy, come get me!” I’m always greeted                      them select our area! America's largest traveling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Big Top Circus will be at the Big Stone County
                                                                                            Ortonville Early                        with a big smile and a huge hug.
                                                                                                                                    I like being a brother because I sometimes learn things from my little
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fair Grounds on Tuesday, Aug. 2 for two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        performances: 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.                >
                                                                                         Childhood Initiative.                      brother.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The public is invited to a free show at 10 a.m. to
                                                                                        Imagination Library in Ortonville School    I like seeing my daughter learn things that I taught her. I like being              watch the huge tent being raised, hear about the
                                                                                        District and Big Stone County               able to help her when she needs help.                                               history of the circus tradition and see the animals.
                                                                                                                                    My favorite part about being a dad is the way the kids look at me                   The tent holds an audience of 2,000 and is built to
 Thank you to our playhouse sponsors:                                                   Childcare Appreciation Activities
                                                                                                                                    when they do something good, figure something out, or are just plain                give everyone a close-up view of the acts.
                                                                                        FRED Program                                happy in general.                                                                   Carson and Barnes has the largest traveling circus
                                                                                        Outdoor activities (Tot Swim, parks, etc)   I like being a dad because it is fun to play with my kids and do things             menagerie with more than two dozen types of
                                                                                        Musicians                                   with them.                                                                          exotic and domestic animals on display before the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        shows. Camel, elephant and pony rides are also
                                                                                        Cornfest Activities                         Best part of being a dad is tucking my daughter in at night.
  Platinum Sponsor        Gold Sponsor       Silver Sponsor     Bronze Sponsor                                                                                                                                          offered for a fee. Circus acts consist of aerial
                                                                                        Big Toy Expo                                The best part of being a parent is being able to mold our children                  trapeze, high wire, motorcycle acrobatic teams,
                                                                                                                                    into somebody we will be proud of when they mature and grow in                      jugglers and clowns, along with performing
                                                                                        Newborn Gift Bags                           society.                                                                            elephants, camels, dogs and horses.              .
“When we invest wisely in children and families, the next generation will pay           Professional Development Opportunities      Best thing about being a dad is seeing the milestones and hearing                   Tickets will be available at local stores, online at
that back through a lifetime of productivity and responsible citizenship.”
                                                                                        Coordination of these events and services   those belly laughs.                                                                 www.carsonbarnescircus.com and during the Big
                                           —Center on the Developing Child,                                                                                                                                             Stone County Fair July 14-17. Advance tickets are
                                                                                        And much, much more!                        My favorite part of being a father is helping them to learn and grow
                                                                                                                                    emotionally.                                                                        Adults $12; Kids (2-11) $6. Day of show tickets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        are Adults $18; Kids (2-11) $10. This is a
                                                                                                                                    Knowing, seeing and feeling that no matter how tough a day I may                    fundraiser for the Big Stone County Fair.
                       The Fiscal Host for the Ortonville Early Childhood Initiative is Big Stone Area Growth                       have had, when I am home or with my kids I’m their HERO and
                                                                                                                                    DAD. Many times my daughter has come to me and given me the 3
                                                                                                                                    best, most important words- I love you.

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