T-ball is a low-organized game designed for youth skill development. Learn the basic fundamentals of baseball/softball. In this program the emphasis is on fun rather than competition. While in Squirts the basic structure of the game will be introduced as well as the skill of hitting a coach pitched ball. We will have a coaches meeting prior to the start of the program and coaching resources will be provided. Coaches are volunteer parents.


AGE: 5 - 6 year old DATES: Tues. & Thurs., June 11 - July 18 NOT MEETING JULY 4TH WEEK TIME: 6:30 - 7:30 pm LOCATION: Oak Crest Elem, Rec. Fields COST: $35.00 DEADLINE: May 11


AGE: 7 - 8 year old DATES: Mon. & Wed., June 10-July 17 NOT MEETING JULY 4TH WEEK TIME: 6:30-8:00 pm LOCATION: Chatfield Elem, Rec. Fields COST: $35.00 DEADLINE: May 11


Do you want to be an actor this summer? Join the Prairie Fire Children’s Theater in performing “Sleeping Beauty” for the Belle Plaine area community. Register with Community Education. Parents and volunteers are needed for makeup and tickets on show dates and sound and lights during rehearsals and performances. Please bring a water bottle and snack to rehearsals. AGE: 3-8 Grade DATES: Monday - Saturday, July 22-27 LOCATION: Oak Crest Elementary COST: $55.00


This seminar explores stock market basics in simpler terms, including the basic structure of the stock market and three principles that can help you become successful in stock investing. DATE: Thursday, June 20 TIME: 7-8:15pm LOCATION: District Center, Room 202 INSTRUCTOR: Ashton Pankonin, Edward Jones Financial Advisor COST: FREE


This three day camp is for 3 and 4 year olds that want to meet some new friends. Our day will include projects, games, stories, songs, & much more. Sign up now and don’t miss out on the fun. Participants must be potty trained and bring a backpack or bag to bring home their projects. Sign up for one or more sessions. Each session will have a different theme and activities. AGE: 3 & 4 Year Olds DATES: Tuesday - Thursday Session 1: June 11, 12, 13 Session 2: June 25, 26, 27 Session 3: July 16, 17, 18 TIME: 8:30-11:30 am LOCATION: Chatfield Elem, Rm. K-3 INSTRUCTOR: Becky Luskey COST: $25.00 per session


Session 1: This session will cover the basic game rules and fundamentals of the forehand, backhand, volley and serve. Games rules & knowledge of the court will be covered. Ball & racket skills will be included with alternative game play scenarios. Learning game play, skill work, scoring & having fun go hand & hand in this session. Pre-test and post-test drills will be conducted at this camp.Session 2: This session will include everthing covered in Session 1, along with more advanced techniques & drills. Tradional & alternative scoring will be taught. Specific game strategies will be discussed & demonstrated. Players will be taught according to their current ability & introduced to skill sets to bring them to the next level. Pre-test and post-test drills will be conducted at this camp.Session 3: This session will include all of the above sessions, along with advanced techniques in each area of play. The introduction to spin control will be drilled every day. Double strategy, top-spin, under-spin, and slice serves will be worked on. Players will be taught advanced strategy at their current level, with introduction & drills to advance their game to the next level. Pre-test and post-test drills will be conducted at this camp. DATES: Monday - Thursday, July 15-18 (Friday, July 19 - rain make-up) TIME: Session 1 (2-4 grade): 8:30-9:45 am COST: $35.00 Session 2 (5-7 grade): 9:45-11:30 am COST: $40.00 Session 3 (8-12): 11:30-1:15 pm COST: $45.00 LOCATION: Tennis Courts (Oak Crest) INSTRUCTOR: Dana Otto and the BPHS Tennis Team


What age should you take social security? There are 729 different strategies for a married couple to elect from so it is not an easy question. It might be a $100,000 difference between the best and worst election scenarios! In this workshop, you’ll learn: • How spousal benefits affect the timing of when to begin your benefits • How cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) compound the growth of your monthly benefits • How extending your retirement age helps build your retirement nest egg • How a job while receiving social security impacts your benefits • How taxation on social security income affects other retirement income • When you can change an election mistake. If you are 60-65 you should attend this class! Your instructor is an insurance agent certified and trained on the most acclaimed social security planning calculator available. He helps pre-retirees sort through the 729 claiming strategies to discover what is best for them. There will be a brief survey emailed to you a couple weeks before the class. DATE: Monday, June 17 TIME: 6-8pm LOCATION: District Center, Room 202 INSTRUCTOR: Mark Santelman COST: $25.00/per couple


Looking for something to do? Come and enjoy some fun and unique projects with us. We might do something with sand, paint or glue; you will have to wait and see. Each session will be different, so call now to reserve your spot! AGE: K - 3rd Grade DATES: Tuesday & Thursday Session 1: June 25 & 27 Session 2: July 16 & 18 TIME: 1-3pm LOCATION: Chatfield Elem, Rm. K-3 INSTRUCTOR: Becky Luskey COST: $20.00 per session


Local professional artist as well as a licensed K-12 teacher, Jami Kruschke encouraging youth to ex-press themselves with the freedom in art. Quality lessons taught to allow freedom along with learning technique and skill getting them to the next level in creating art work.Pottery Class (Wheel Throwing) AGES: Grades 9-12 DATE: Monday-Thursday, June 17-20 TIME: 1-4pm LOCATION: BPHS, Art RoomCOST: $80.00 3D (Clay & Sculpture)AGES: Grades 1-4 DATE: Monday-Thursday, June 17-20 TIME: 9-10am LOCATION: Oak Crest, Art Room COST: $30.00 2D (Drawing/Painting, Chalk, Collage, Printmaking) AGES: Grades 1-4 DATE: Monday-Thursday, July 8-11 TIME: 9-10am LOCATION: Oak Crest, Art Room COST: $30.00 Clay Hand Building AGES: Grades 5-8DATE: Monday-Thursday, June 17-20 TIME: 11am-1pm LOCATION: BPHS, Art Room COST: $50.00


“Bremen Town Musicians”

This high-spirited adventure tells of four animals who escape the clutches of their mean owners and set out to start new lives as musicians. On their journey to Bremen Town, the four use their combined talents to out-wit a gang of robbers and discover what the word “family” really means. Adapted from the Brothers Grimm classic tale, this heart-warming musical is full of humor and audience participation. It is intended for youngsters of all ages. We will be stopping at McDonald’s (on your own) prior to the show for lunch. DATE: Tuesday, June 25 TIME: Depart at 10am Return at 2:30 pm COST: $18.00 (includes transportation & show) DEADLINE: Friday, June 21


Valleyfair features over 75 amazing rides and attractions including eight rollercoasters, Soak City Waterpark, Planet Snoopy with the Peanuts Gang and all new, Dinosaurs Alive! Located within 5 wooded acres, guests are invited to experience the sights & sounds of over 30 life-sized animated dinosaurs. ($5.00 additional charge for Dinosaurs Alive!) A funfilled day of excitement awaits us! One admission fee allows you to enjoy rides, shows and the waterpark. Great discounted group ticket price!! If you wish to stay the entire day you may purchase just the tickets and drive on you own. DATE: Friday, June 14 TIME: Depart at 9:30 am Return at 6pm COST: $30.00 (includes transportation & admission ticket) $22.00 (ticket only)


Introductory instructional leagues for boys in grades 3-6 designed to work on the fundamentals of football in a fun and safe game. Players will learn team work, along with the basic skills of blocking, passing, receiving and ball carrying. Late registration may not be accepted due to equipment needs. 5th & 6th Grade Information (Travel) IMPORTANT DATES:Tuesday, August 13 Coaching Meeting at 7:00 pm BPHS, Commons; Thursday, August 15 Equipment Handout & Weigh ins at 6:30 pm BPHS, North Gym; Tuesdays & Thursdays, August 20 – September 5 Practices at Chatfield Elem. Rec Fields Saturdays, September 7 – October 12 League Play, HS Athletic Complex. League play will include some local travel. 3rd & 4th Grade Information (In-House): IMPORTANT DATES:Thursday, August 15 Equipment Handout at 7:30 pm BPHS, North Gym Saturdays, September 7 – October 12 Practice at Chatfield Elem. Rec Fields INSTRUCTORS: 3rd & 4th Grade - HS Football Coaches & Players 5th & 6th Grade - Volunteer Parents COST: $60.00 DEADLINE: July 12


Do you enjoy playing video games? This course will give you hands-on experience developing your own game. Students working in pairs will design, create, and edit their own 2 dimensional arcade-style video game. Students work through increasingly challenging tutorials and class led projects leading them to finally take what they have learned to create their own games in the last session. You will design the action, create the characters, and edit the objectives and outcomes. Games created in class will be available online or students can bring in a USB drive for immediate access. Optional unlimited full version of the game creation software will be available for purchase online. AGES: Grades 3-8 DATE: Monday–Thursday, July 29 – August 1 TIME: 9-11:30 am LOCATION: Chatfield Elem. Computer Lab INSTRUCTOR: Computer Explorers COST: $90.00


Enjoy the beauty of outdoor baseball . . . . . Target Field. Provides a unique combination of stunning spaces & dramatic views. Choose from one of the games listed below. DATE: Wednesday, July 31 vs Kansas City Royals (7pm game time) TIME: Depart at 4:30 pm Return at 10:45 pm DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 10 DATE: Wednesday, August 14 vs Cleveland Indians (12:10pm game time) TIME: Depart at 10:30 am Return at 4pm COST: $30.00 (includes transportation & game ticket) DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 24

Kids Company

Summer Registration Now Open

Kids Company is accepting registration for the 2013 summer! If you are looking for summer childcare, or just a few fun filled days for your child this summer, Kids Company is the place for you! Kids Company is a before and after school care program. The program operates out of Chatfield Elementary School. Kids Company’s mission is to provide before and after school care for children K-6th grade in an environment that is safe, enjoyable and caring while supporting children’s individual educational and social development. This summer Kids Company is going to be active! Kids Company plans to be involved with service learning projects, recreational theme weeks, and exciting new field trips. Kids Company is going to spend the summer getting involved and having fun doing it. Summer Hours: 6 am - 6 pm Fee: $3.75 an hour One Time Registration fee: $25. For more information dsaulsbury@belleplaine.k12.mn.us or 952-873-2411.