Nelson Ladd • Community Services Director
130 S. Willow St., Belle Plaine •
Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.                        Phone 873-2411
Pre-registration is needed for all programs and activities


Abrakadoodle is a fun imaginative art program for kids in grades K-5 that introduces children to a wide variety of art materials & techniques. In this class we’ll explore, paint, clay and 3-D effects on our art projects. We’ll use clay to sculpt some peacocks, learn to draw landscapes and cats. We’ll paint on canvas, and explore watercolor with special effects! We’ll even create a 3-D painting. We’ll have lots of colorful fun! Imaginations will soar! DATE: Wednesdays, Jan. 29 - Feb. 19 TIME: 3:15 - 4:15 pm GRADES: K-5 LOCATION: Chatfield, ECFE Rm 1 INSTRUCTOR: Abrakadoodle Staff COST: $50.00


Join the Oak Crest Art club. We’ll meet for 6 Tuesdays. In this session we’ll be focusing on a variety of painting techniques. This is a great class to connect with other students your age that love to create and learn about art. Space is limited and this class fills up quickly! DATES: Tuesdays, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, and 11 TIME: 3:15 - 4:30 pm GRADES: 3 - 6 LOCATION: Oak Crest, Art Room INSTRUCTOR: Robin Banks COST: $50.00


The Young Astronauts Program is starting up again! This program first came to Belle Plaine in the 1980’s and we are excited to be offering it again. Join us as we discover flight through hands on engineering challenges and activities. We will be learning about the forces of flight, the science behind flying, as well as making our own flying devices. Just as with tradition we will be doing the Egg Drop towards the end of the school year. GRADES: 4-7 DATE: Feb. 10, March 10, April 14 & May (TBD) TIME: 3:15–5:00 pm LOCATION: Oak Crest, Rm. A108 INSTRUCTOR: Kirsten Urke & Abbie Witt COST: $25.00


YogaKids classes help kids connect mind and body to experience a natural state of fitness, fun and feeling great. Each YogaKids class is comprehensive, age appropriate, theme-based, and integrates movements, poses, music, and non-competitive games in the unique YogaKids method. Classes close with guided visualization and deep relaxation, leaving kids calm and centered. SESSION 2: Wednesdays, Feb. 5-26 SESSION 3: Wednesdays, March 5-19 SESSION 4: Wednesdays, April 2-23 SESSION 5: Wednesdays, May 7-28 GRADES/TIME: Age 4 - 2nd Grade 6:00-6:45 pm 3rd Grade-6th Grade 7:00-7:45 pm LOCATION: Oak Crest Gym INSTRUCTOR: Laura Nelson COST: $32.00 per session ($24.00 for Session 3)


This is the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do. Students will learn self defense, self control, history, sparring and techniques needed to test in the beginning level of Tae Kwon Do. Advanced students will continue on at their own pace. Students attending class in BP are also welcome to train at other Kroells Karate Club locations at no additional cost. SESSION 2: Wednesdays, Feb. 19-April 2 (No Class March 26) SESSION 3: Wednesdays, April 9-May 14 TIME: 6:30–7:30 pm AGES: 5 years old and up LOCATION: Chatfield Elem. Activity Room COST: $36.00/session INSTRUCTOR: Linda Kroells


Zumba, it’s the hottest aerobic fitness craze, that’s all about dancing, party-style, to exhilarating music. A Zumba class is a full hour of continuous dancing to Latin and international social-dance music. It provides a high level of aerobic exercise and is structured according to the same principles as interval training, alternating between fast and slow musical selections. But unlike most fitness classes, Zumba involves virtually no talking. You’re having so much fun dancing around that you don’t realize you’re exercising. Come join the party. SESSION 1: Mondays, Jan. 6-Feb. 10 SESSION 2: Mondays, Feb. 24-March 31 SESSION 3: Mondays, April 14-May 19 TIME: 6:30-7:30 pm LOCATION: Oak Crest, Gym INSTRUCTOR: Kris Ann Kraus COST: $35.00 per session


Dogs with obedience training make better family members. Learn basic obedience like: heeling on leash, sit, down and stay. Also included is a little rally obedience. A six-foot leather or cotton leash and training collar are required. 1st Grade and up, but must be able to handle the dog. Dogs must be a minimum of 12 weeks old. Advanced Dogs are welcome to attend the beginner class for individual training. Please bring proof of vaccinations. THIS CLASS IS OFFERED IN LESUEUR DATES: Mondays, Feb. 3, 10, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24 (NO CLASS - Feb. 17) TIME: 7:00-8:00 pm LOCATION: Park Elementary, Small Gym INSTRUCTOR: Ruth Schwartz COST: $50.00/dog


If you like quilting, but hate to drag your sewing machine to class, this is the “class” for you. This will be a mystery quilt, so you won’t know what the final project will look like until the last stitch has been made. Clues will be mailed to you (please provide your email or home mailing address). Follow the weekly directions in the clues and by the end of nine weeks (approximately) you will have a completed quilt or quilt top. We will end this class with a dessert show and tell. The first clue will be mailed/emailed during the week of January 27th. The show and tell date and place will be announced near the end of the class. INSTRUCTOR: Karen Parsons COST: $25.00 (includes pattern’s, postage & dessert)