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The City of
Brian Anderson,
City Administrator
Faribault City Hall
4 City & County
Partner for Clean Water
507.334.2222 - 208 NW 1st Avenue
Rice County & City of Faribault Awarded Funds
for Twin Lakes Stormwater Retrofit Project
Like the City of Faribault!
4 Paint the Town
• Downtown’s Looking Good!
4 A Vision For You!
Have you ever thought, “I wish somebody
would ask me what I think about the town-I’d tell ‘em!” Now, here’s your chance to
make a difference in the future of the city!
The City of Faribault is in the beginning of an important visioning process and we need your help to
identify what the community would like to see preserved, enhanced, or what you would like to see created over the next 25 years.
Over the next six months we will provide multiple
opportunities for you to share your thoughts about the
community. Beginning in September, meetings will be
held with neighborhoods and organizations throughout
the community to listen to your ideas. In late October
and early November, community forums will be held
to gather additional input from the public.
When the visioning process is completed by February
2015, it will be reflected in the City’s Comprehensive
Plan, which outlines how the community will attain the
new vision of the future.
We are looking forward to working with the community
on this important planning process. For more information, please see, www.faribault.org/departments/administration/communityvisionfaribault2040
meeting schedule updates.
Brian Anderson, City Administrator
[email protected]
4 Buckham Bulletin
Printed four times a year, the Buckham Bulletin is mailed to all rural
and residential homes in the greater Faribault area. An electronic version
can always be found at www.faribault.org.
For more information on the Buckham Bulletin, or to inquire about
free non-profit advertising space, contact Jeff Jarvis at Buckham Center: [email protected], or call 507.384.0516.
Faribault City News
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Community News
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Paradise Art Center
River Bend Nature Center
Inside & Out Programs
A 2001 Savvy Award Winner
You may have seen a number of scaffolds and lots of
painting activity in the City this fall. The Building Division has begun a proactive, property maintenance code
compliance effort to address building maintenance conditions. Property owners in the downtown area and others
throughout the City have been asked to repair peeling
paint, fix broken windows, and address other maintenance
items on their building.
Since the letters have been sent, property owners have
responded very positively and have made major improvements to their properties. The City is amazed by
the tremendous response and would like to thank all
those property owners who have maintained their property--their efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. The City will
continue its efforts next year on the larger projects that
are still present and looks forward to working with property owners on these projects. In addition, the City will
be implementing its Crime-free Multi-housing Program
next year that will help address blight properties. Again,
thank you to all the property owners for their efforts in
keeping Faribault looking great!
The City of Faribault in partnership with Rice County has been
awarded Clean Water Legacy grant funds to use for a joint project
known as the Twin Lakes Stormwater Retrofit Project. This project aims to reduce the volume and pollutant load discharged into
the Cannon River by constructing a stormwater treatment train
using best management practices in the 30th Street NW re-alignment project in the city.
Best management practices will be employed to provide runoff storage, treatment, and infiltration opportunities using
a variety of innovative methods to manage stormwater runoff on a smaller subwatershed scale. Outcomes of this
project include load reductions to the
Cannon River with goals of a 60% reduction in phosphorus and an 80% reduction in total suspended solids
discharging from the sub-watershed.
By receiving these highly competitive
Clean Water grant funds, Rice Co. and
the City of Faribault are better able to apply innovative methods
in the local road re-construction project. Improved management
of stormwater runoff on a small watershed scale will help us all
achieve common clean water goals.
For more details on the Twin Lakes Project, please contact
Melissa at (507) 333-0369 or [email protected]; for
Clean Water Grant project details, please contact Jennifer at [email protected] or (507) 333-3871; Julie Runkel, Rice Co. Environmental Services Director at (507) 332-6113, or
Tony Murphy, Rice Co. Administrator, at (507) 332-6121.
4 Historic Clock Project
• A Mission to Save Time
The late Al Burkhartzmeyer was always an advocate for
downtown Faribault. He was very involved in business development, encouraging businesses to come to downtown Faribault, and helping downtown with decades of projects and
Burkhartzmeyer was a dedicated Rotarian, with 55 years of
perfect attendance at Rotary meetings. He served in many capacities in his years, always honoring
the message of integrity and service
espoused by Rotary.
One of Al’s last requests connects
his two community passions: Downtown Faribault and the Faribault Rotary. Al asked Rotary leadership to
take on the restoration of the Security
Bank Clock. When the end was near,
Al Burkhartzmeyer
he asked his family to set aside some
of his memorials to start the restoration fund. The City’s Community Development Department has worked with the property
owner of the Security Bank building to secure a preservation
easement over the clock. If approved by City Council, the
easement will establish the City as owner of the clock, authorizing it to repair, maintain, relocate or remove the clock as desired. City staff is currently working to obtain cost estimates
for restoration of the clock, and will be presenting that information to the Council shortly.
DEC., JAN. & FEB. 2015
Funds are still needed to help cover the entire cost of
restoration. Donations are welcome, please make your
check payable to:
Faribault Rotary Club / Clock Project,
PO Box 423, Faribault MN, 55021
Donations may also be sent to the Faribault Chamber office, Reliance Bank,
or the Tony Langerud State Farm Insurance office.
4 Community
4 Finance Department
Peter Waldock, Director
[email protected] 208 NW 1st Ave.
[email protected]
208 NW 1st Avenue
Phone: 507.333.0374
Phone: 507.333.0392
• Rental Housing Licensing
Development activity has been steady and slowly increasing
in the city as the nation recovers from the recession. The Community Development Department has received building permit
applications for a number of interesting and important projects.
For example, Scotts Miracle-Gro has requested City approvals
to develop a soil and mulch manufacturing plant at the site of
the former Renneberg Hardwoods facility at the north end of
the Industrial Park adjacent to the Faribault Energy Park. The
plant will employ roughly 15 full-time associates and 10 seasonal associates.
Karla McCall, Finance Director
• Pay Online Bills Free!
The City of Faribault is now accepting payment by credit
card, debit card, checking or savings account online. The
service is free, there is no charge to customers. You can view
your account balance, usage and payment history even if you
choose not to pay online. Sign up to access your account online in four easy steps. To get started, go to the city website at
www.ci.faribault.mn.us and click on the link on the upper left
corner. For help logging into your account, please call the Finance Department at (507) 333-0392.
4 City Offices
4 City Council
John Jasinski
[email protected]
Kay Duchene
[email protected]
Buckham Library 334-2089
Police Dept.
John Rowan
[email protected]
Building Codes
Joan VanDyke
[email protected]
Comm. Dev.
Parks & Rec
Steve Underdahl
[email protected]
Finance Dept.
Planning/Zoning 333.0387
Kevin Voracek
[email protected]
Fire Department
Public Works
Dave Albers
[email protected]
Shattuck-St.Mary’s Inn & Banquet Center
Shattuck- St. Mary’s is restoring and expanding their former
infirmary building to create an Inn & Banquet Center on the
campus. This unique project restores a 147-year old historic
building on campus and repurpose it for today’s needs. It will
be a great addition to the city and their campus. Planning &
Zoning has also approved plans for a new Golf Driving Center
which will shelter golfers using the driving range at the Legacy
Golf Course during inclement weather allowing longer training
or practice seasons for area golfers and students.
Goodwill is building a new retail store on Grant Street west
of HyVee. This new thrift store will fill a vacant lot along
Grant and help build the property tax base in the area.
South Central College has wrapped up its new addition this
summer. The facility is great addition to the campus and provides an architectural upgrade that promotes its higher education role in the community. We congratulate our colleagues and
community partners at South Central College on the project.
Faribault Foods has completed a 100,000 square foot expansion of their distribution center in the Northern Industrial Park.
We congratulate them on this fine addition and wish them well
for continued success in the city in the coming years.
Several commercial or institutional additions or large remodeling projects are underway or recently completed this year.
Those include the Kingdom Hall Addition and remodel; Sage
Electrochromics Office remodel; and Mayo Clinic offices at
Crossroads Office Center.
So far this year we have issued permits for 8 new single family in homes in Faribault and 28 multi-family units. Overall
we have issued 732 building permits this year with a valuation
of about $15,200,000.
4 Public Works Dept.
Travis Block, Public Works Director
[email protected] Phone: 507.333.0361
Publics Works 1200 Belview Trail
• Snow Season Tips
The snow season will soon be
here. The City’s goal is to have
all streets plowed and sanded
within 18-hours after snowfall
stops, or 24-36 hours after
snowfall stops for larger or
“non-average storms.”
• Sign up for emergency alerts
at www.faribault.org. Under City Departments, click on Police Department; then click on Emergency Messages Everbridge to enroll.
• No parking allowed between 1am-8am on any City of
Faribault street after a snow emergency has been declared.
Note it may take two full days after a snow emergency for
full removal of snow from your street. Vehicles in violation
may be ticketed or towed.
• Blue lights at the ends of Central Avenue will be turned
on for those in the downtown area when a snow emergency
has been declared.
• Per City Code, Section 25.41, snow and ice is to be removed from sidewalks within 24 hours after a snowfall.
Please help keep sidewalks safe for pedestrians.
• Trash receptacles and recycling bins must be kept out of
the street. Avoid having to replace your trash container by
keeping it out of the street and placing it on the boulevard
or in your driveway.
• Mailboxes need to be sturdy enough to withstand snow
rolling off of plows. The face of your mailbox should be 2”
behind the back of the curb. Homeowners shall keep piled
snow away from mailboxes.
• Residents are encouraged to “adopt a fire hydrant” near
their home and keep snow shoveled away from it.
• City plows are designed to discharge snow to the sides of
the road and do not “skip over” driveways. Shoveling snow
from the bottom of the driveway to the right as you face the
street will help lessen the amount of snow that will be deposited in the end of a driveway during the next plowing.
• Make sure children play well clear from the street. Do
not allow children to build snow forts, tunnel in the snow
banks next to the street, or to play near the curbs. It can be
difficult for plow operators to see children playing in these
4 Police Department
Andy Bohlen, Chief of Police
[email protected] 507-334-0920
Police Station: 25 - 4th Street NW
4 Text a Tip!
• RAIDS Online
• Anonymous Crime Reporting
A public crime map, RAIDS Online, connects law enforcement with
the community to reduce crime and improve public safety. Crime mapping helps the public get a better idea of the crime activity in their area
so they can make more informed decisions about how to stay safe.
RAIDS Online goes beyond crime mapping by automatically alerting
the public about recent crime activity and by improving communication
between the public and law enforcement through anonymous tips.
RAIDS Online empowers the public to make better decisions about
crime by putting the same technology used by law enforcement to analyze and interpret crime activity into the hands of the public.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------This easy-to-use tool is available to the public from a link on the police
department page of the city website, www.faribault.org, or go to it directly at www.raidsonline.com.
DEC., JAN. & FEB. 2015
Law enforcement agencies across Rice County are now accepting
100% anonymous crime tips via cell phone text messages or internet. Often students and parents have information about illegal activity, but don’t know how to report it or aren’t sure if they even
should. If you see or hear something, then say something! Do your
part to keep our community safe!
-------------------------------------------------------------------For text message tips, follow these simple directions:
1. Start a new text. Type 847411 in the phone number spot.
2. Type RICECO in the message portion of the text.
3. Type the crime information you have. Be specific. Send!
Winter Events
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Faribault Park & Rec
15 W. Division Street
Phone: 334.2064
Thursday, Dec. 4th
Email: [email protected]
David Pribbenow
Adult Program Supervisor
[email protected]
Jeff Jarvis
Enrichment Supervisor
[email protected]
Jill Strodtman
Youth Program Supervisor
[email protected]
Buckham Center joins Main Street’s Hometown Holiday
festivities this year! Come downtown and celebrate the beginning of the winter holiday season! At Buckham Center,
find live reindeer, music, caroling, Santa photos, and treats!
Don’t miss this family event downtown at Buckham Center!
Shane Wampler
Aquatics Supervisor
[email protected]
Buckham Center Schedule:
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We reserve the right to cancel programs due to low enrollment. Full refunds are given when this occurs. Persons withdrawing registrations must
give 72-hours notice before the program starts to receive a full refund. No
refunds made after 72-hours prior to the start of an activity unless due to
medical or unavoidable circumstances. No refunds after activity is 50%
For More Hometown Holiday Fun,
see www.faribaultmainstreet.org
Interpreter services are available for Park & Rec programs, but class
registration and an interpreter request must be provided to the Community
Center a minimum of ten days in advance of class start date.
Please see
www.ci.faribault.mn.us/assets/i/interpreterrequestformlayout1.pdf for the
required form.
Mike Hildebrandt & Fiddle (Library)
Take a Break
from Old Man Winter!
Tues. Dec. 30. 10am-5pm (Ages 6-11)
Join our staff for a day of playing games, crafts, storytelling and swimming. Swimmers must be able to swim
independently without a lifejacket. Youth do not have to
swim. Held at Park & Rec.
Pre-registration required by Dec. 22, 2014.
Fee: $10/child (Ages 6-11 only) Max: 50 youth
(Must bring a disposable sack lunch/beverage, tennis
shoes, swimsuit, and a towel. A snack provided.)
Youth 15 and under may be eligible for reduced fee scholarships to participate in recreation or sports. Please inquire at the Community Center.
The Park & Rec Department will not be held responsible for any accidents or injuries sustained by any participant during our programs.
Lazy Man Triathlon Runs Jan. 1-Feb. 28, 2015
Have you always wanted to do a triathlon, but lack the motivation? Do you like the idea of training for a triathlon, but not the
actual work involved? Then the Lazy Man Triathlon is for you!
You have 8-weeks to complete the triathlon - at your own
pace! Three different participation levels ensure that even the
laziest person can complete a triathlon. All finishers receive a
fancy t-shirt commemorating their success!
Find more details at Part & Rec today! Register in person now!
Cost: $5 with All-Around membership, $30 non-members.
2nd Annual
Fish Camp
Sat. Jan. 17,
Sat, Jan. 17, 2015,
This 2nd annual FREE event
Arts & Crafts (Community Center)
Photos with Santa (Senior Center) Free!
`Park & Rec
The Park & Rec Department reserves the right to take photographs at
our events and activities to help promote future city programs.
What better way to say “come out and play” than with a Park & Rec
gift card? Since any monetary amount can be applied to gift cards, your
friends or family can enjoy nearly everything Park & Rec has to offer:
Youth/Adult rec and sports, memberships to aquatic programs and fitness
center, outdoor Aquatic Center tickets, park shelter or pool party rentals,
the list is longer!
Santa Arrives @ Buckham Center via Firetruck
& Gym
Park & Rec is sponsoring a Family Freethrow Contest.
promises to be as fun and educational as the first year!
at no cost to participants. Registration not required.
Many activities and door prizes for the kids. Parents are
Shooters aim for a trophy for top place in each category.
welcome. Held indoors at
Contest begins at 1pm, awards presented at 2pm.
Washington Center!
Age Categories
Family Average
Mother/Son Youth
Youth Age 7-9
See page 8 for details!
For Kindergarten
& Gr. 1 Only!
Park & Rec in cooperation with the
Faribault Senior Center is sponsoring the FREE “Call from Santa”
program. The purpose of the program is to offer children in
K & Gr. 1 an opportunity to speak directly to Mr. or Mrs.
Claus. If you wish to have your child receive a call from Mr.
or Mrs. Claus, there is a form you will need to complete.
Completed forms must be received by December 11. Email
completed forms to Jill at [email protected], or
drop off a forms at Park & Rec. Calls made Dec. 15 & 16,
Forms available Nov. 25 at Park & Rec or found online at
Youth Age 13-15
Adult Male over 19
Age 6 & Under
Age 10-12
Age 16-18
Female 19 & Up
Park & Rec
Saturday Nite Live!
Sat. Jan. 31, 2015. 6-9pm
An evening of fun for families! For just $5, a family of any size
can participate in games like pickleball, basketball, and racquetball or play
board games. Come shake it up with Zumba dance aerobics, or jump in
the pool for an open swim. A family movie will be held in the gym at
7pm. Locker rooms and family changing rooms available. Must wear tennis shoes for activities in the gym.
Games - Sports - Swimming - Movie
DEC., JAN. & FEB. 2015
Ice Arena Open Skate Schedule
Sat. Dec. 6, 12:30-3:30pm
Open Skating
at The Arena
Fri. Jan. 2, 12:30-3:30pm
Sun. Feb. 1, 6-8:30pm
Sun. Dec. 7, 6pm-8:30pm
Sat. Jan. 3, 6-8:30pm
Sat. Feb. 7, No Open Skate
Sat. Dec. 13 (No Open Skate)
Sun. Jan. 4, 6-8:30pm
Sun. Feb. 8, 6-8:30pm
Sun. Dec. 14, 6pm-8:30pm
Sat. Jan. 10, 12:30-3:30pm
Fri. Feb. 13, 12:30-3:30pm
Sat. Dec. 20, 12:30-3:30pm
Sun. Jan. 11, 6-8:30pm
Sun. Dec. 21, 12:30-3:30pm
Sat. Jan. 17 No Open Skate
Sun. Feb. 15, 6-8:30pm
Mon. Dec. 22, 12:30-3:30pm
Sun. Jan. 18, 6-8:30pm
*Sat. Feb. 21, 12:30-3:30pm*
Tues. Dec. 23, 12:30-3:30pm
*Sat. Jan. 24, 12:30-3:30pm*
Sun. Feb. 22, 6-8:30pm
Wed. Dec. 24 No Open Skate
Sun. Jan. 25, 6-8:30pm
*Free Skating w/ Canned Food Donation
Thurs. Dec. 25 No Open Skate
Sat. Jan. 31, 6-8:30pm
*Fri. Dec. 26, 12:30-3:30pm*
*Free Skating w/ Canned Food Donation
Sat. Feb. 14 No Open Skate
Sat. Dec. 27, 12:30-3:30pm
Faribault Parks & Recreation has open skate times scheduled at the Faribault Ice
Arena. The cost is just $4 per person or $15 per family. Save money and purchase a
$40 punch card with 12 punches. Skate rentals are available at the Ice Arena for just
$2.00. The Faribault Ice Arena is located at the Rice Co. Fairgrounds.
Dates in bold above are FREE SKATING DAYS, no admission is charged if
each person brings a canned food donation. All donated items go to the area
Food Shelf.
Sun. Dec. 28, 6pm-8:30pm
Mon. Dec. 29, 12:30-3:30pm
Tues. Dec. 30, 12:30-3:30pm
Wed. Dec. 31, 12:30-3:30pm
*Free Skating w/ Canned Food Donation
All dates are subject to change due to ice availability.
Ice Skating Rinks
FHS Sliding Hill
Skating at the Jefferson outdoor rinks will be available as
soon as weather permits. The Jefferson facility has one
leisure rink and two hockey rinks. No hockey allowed on the
leisure rink. Rink Hours: M-F, 4-9pm. Sat./Sun. 1-9pm.
The hill just south of the tennis courts at the Faribault
High School is the place to be after the first big snowfall.
Lights come on automatically around 5pm and shut off
around 9pm.
Ice Skating
Faribault Park & Rec with ShattuckSt. Mary’s Skating Academy are
once again offering ice skating leswww.faribault.org/parks
sons. Learn basic skills and more in a
fun and enjoyable atmosphere at the
What to Expect the First Day
S-SM Skating Academy. Skating classes are divided by
age and level, ages 4-6, and age 7 & up. Skate rentals
Helmets recommended for all skaters.
• Dress warm, wear mittens, but wear only one pair of thin socks. Layers are better than coats.
limited at $3 per session--it’s recommended skaters proJeans or pants made of stiff materials not recommended.
vide their own skates. Classes are held at the SSM
• Arrive/check in at the Ice Arena 15-minutes early
• If you have not pre-registered, arrive at least 20 minutes before your first lesson. There is no
Sports Complex: 1000 Shumway Avenue. For details,
guarantee that spots will be open for those who did not register before the first day.
call Brenda at 333-1534 or email to
• Skate Rentals are limited ($3 per session); we recommend skaters supply their own skates.
• Wait to enter ice until an instructor is present on the ice. Classes are 30-mins. with 15-min.
[email protected]
practice after each lesson.
Saturdays, 1/10-2/14
$75 (After 1/3, $80) Skip 1/31
Saturdays, 3/14-5/2
$120 (After 3/7, $128)
Adv. Squires
(Ages 4-6)
(Ages 4-6)
(Ages 7 & Up)
(Ages 7-12)
(Ages 7-12)
(Ages 7-12)
(Ages 7-12)
(Ages 13 & Up)
Skating Levels
Knights: Ages 7-12
Teaches basic skills to ages 4-6 who
have never had instruction in a fun, safe, and
nurturing environment.
Backward stroking, backward to forward twofoot turn on a circle, backward crossovers,
and T-stops.
Advanced Squires
Wizards: Ages 7-12
Ages 4-6. At this level the child should be
able to glide across the ice. The child will
begin to learn the proper method of pushing
and gliding across the ice. Forward swizzles
and back wiggles are also taught.
Forward outside and inside edges, forward
outside and inside three turns, forward mohawks, hockey stop.
Jesters Ages 7-12
Learn the proper way to fall and get up from a
kneeling position, skating forward across the
rink without falling, gliding forward on two
feet, forward and backward two-foot swizzles, snowplow stop, gliding forward on one
foot, and two-foot hop while moving.
Royals Ages 7-12
Backward outside and inside edges, Bunny
Hop, Waltz Jump, ½ Flip, ½ Lutz, 2 foot spin
and 1 foot spin.
Teens For ages 13 & Up
Designed for teens. It will follow the five
basic levels and will have a more progressive
Learn Skills of
Hockey Skating
Learn hockey skating skills during afternoon open
skates .... at no extra cost! Ages 3-10 only.
----------------------------------------------------------------------The Faribault Hockey Association (FHA) and Park & Rec
are offering a Learn To Skate program geared towards
teaching skills needed for hockey skating. The FHA and the
area hockey team teach classes during Saturday Open
Skates, 12:30-1:15. For youth ages 3-10.
----------------------------------------------------------------------Open Skate Fees
Save by purchasing an Open Skate punchcard for admission into the hockey skating class scheduled during Open
Skate times. Punchcards: $40 (plus tax) for 12 punches.
Schedule: See the Indoor Open Skate schedule for dates.
A warm coat, a hockey (bike) helmet, andgloves. Equipment (skates, helmet, and pads) can be rented from the
Faribault Hockey Association with a $25 security deposit
that’s returned at the end of session. See
www.faribault.pucksystems2.com for rental details.
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Shields Ages 7-12
*Skaters must begin at Squire or Jesters level unless previously attended classes.
All skaters are evaluated on the first day and moved if necessary.
Forward stroking (utilizing correct use of
blade and neat footwork), two-foot turn from
forward to backward, forward crossovers,
and one foot snowplow stop.
DEC., JAN. & FEB. 2015
Youth Sports
Meets six times, held at Parks & Recreation Gym.
Dates: Saturdays Jan. 10-Feb. 14, 2015
Early Bird Fee: $25 by Dec. 30, $30 after.
Registrations accepted until all spots are filled. Min. 12/Max. 32
Basketball Skills Camp
for Grades K-2
The skills of shooting, dribbling, and passing are the focus
of this recreational program. Practices and games will also
help youth learn primary offensive and defensive strategies. There is a limit of 16 players per session. Space is
limited so once spots have filled, your child will be placed
on a waiting list. Teams are boys and girls combined. All
players receive a Bitty Basketball T-shirt.
Location: Faribault Park & Rec Gym
K Boys & Girls
Saturdays, 8:30-9:15am
Boys Grade 1/2
Saturdays, 9:20-10:20am
Girls Grade 1/2
Saturdays, 10:30-11:30am
For Youth Gr. K-3!
Come join us for a fun after-school activity designed
to teach youth the rules, positions, and game strategies
of Floor Hockey. Coaches will focus on drills and
skills at the beginning of the program and gradually
progress into game play. Safety goggles are provided
and mandatory for all players. Players must wear tennis shoes to the program.
Located at the Faribault Park & Rec Gym.
Dates: M/W, Jan. 12–Feb. 4, 2015
Early Bird Fee: $32 by Dec. 30, $37 after.
Registrations accepted until all spots are filled. Min. 12/Max. 20.
Boys & Girls Class
B & G, K/Gr. 1
Tues/Thurs, 4:15-5pm
B & G, Gr. 1/2
Tues/Thurs, 5:15-6pm
Tae Kwon Do
Hockey Season: T/TH Feb. 17-March 12, 2015
--------------------------------------#7050K1: Gr. K-1 T/TH
#705023: Gr. 2-3 T/TH
Program Min. 10, Max. 20
Early Bird Fee: $32 if registered by Feb. 3, 2014. Fee is
$37 after Feb. 3. Registrations accepted until filled.
Martial Arts Program
For Age 8 and Up, & Adults too!
Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art form that develops self-defense, discipline, self-control, and
flexibility. The instructor, Nancy Wilber, is associated with the Park Institute of Tae Kwon Do in
Rochester and is a 6th Degree Black Belt. Each session lasts eight weeks. After the first 8-week session the student passes on to the Advanced Level. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes are
offered throughout the year. Location: Washington Center. Program fee is $50.
Program Schedule
Jan. 27
Mar. 24
Jan. 27
Mar. 24
Advanced Beg.
Advanced Beg.
Father &
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
Here’s a great opportunity for fathers and
their daughters up to age 12 to create
memories to be treasured forever. Dress is
semi-formal. All participants must pre-register by Feb. 12. No registrations taken at
the door on the day of event.
#7800: Fee: $9 per person, 18-mo. and
under free. Held at Park & Rec. Max.: 225
Photographs Available!
Professional photos by Artistic Photography may be ordered at the dance. A separate fee is
charged for professional photos. The lineup for
photos begins at 2:30pm.
DEC., JAN. & FEB. 2015
Meets April 7-30, 2015
(Ages 4-5)
This instructional program focuses on learning the proper
techniques along with playing
fun games. Kids can expect to
work on balance, teamwork, and
basic sport fundamentals. Participants will learn the basic skills
of soccer, basketball, volleyball,
badminton, and gym games.
Maximum 16 youth per session.
#70601: T/TH 4:15-5pm. Early
Bird Fee: $32 if registered by
March 27, $37 after.
Adult Sports
Let’s Play
Park & Rec has two indoor courts for drop-in open play
and league! Grab a partner for racquetball, handball or put
together a walleyball team! Enjoy one of these great ways
to have fun, improve your fitness, and socialize with your
friends! Call 334-2064 to reserve a court.
Racquetball is $5/Hour per person.
All league players are invited to play over the noon
hour every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30-1:30. To
be added to an email invite list, please contact us via
email at [email protected]
Whether a novice or experienced, get in on the fun! In this
league, set up weekly league
matches that fit your schedule.
Players are put in leagues that
come closest to their playing level. Limit 10 players each league. Playoffs conclude all leagues. Schedules and league info are emailed to players before league
begins. Free league shirts to all participants. The $36 fee pays for all league
games and playoff matches.
Online: www.faribault.org/parks/onlineregistration, at the Community Center,
or by phone, call 334-2064.
League Fee: $36. Call Jeff Jarvis at 507-384-0516 for details.
Racquetball League Schedule
League Dates
Register by
Dec. 15, 2014
Follows League
Call up to two weeks in advance to Park & Rec at
507-334-2064 to reserve courts.
A Great Team Game
Let’s Play Walleyball!
Walleyball is just like volleyball, but played in a racquetball court. Another exception is all the walls and ceiling
are used to make a wildly entertaining game! Courts are
available during the Comm. Center open hours. Reservations can be made up to a week in advance over the
phone. The cost:
$3.00 person/per hour
$5.00 person/per hour
Noon Ball
Open Gym @
The Armory
Looking for a great opportunity to shoot some hoops
without the little shavers
around to ruin your fast
break? Come break up the
day with Adult Noon Basketball for just $2.00.
Runs Monday-Friday,
Come join other pickleball
players for open play on
T/Th, 7-10am, and also on
Tuesdays 6:30-8pm in the
Community Center Gym.
Fee: $2.00 per time, or a
14-use punchcard for $20.
Don’t miss Tuesday nights
at the new National Guard
Armory for an evening of
drop-in basketball and volleyball fun!
Meets Tuesdays, 6-9pm
Fee: $2 per person
New League Format!
Park & Rec is once again offering a split season. This
will hopefully allow more teams to participate and then
we can move teams after the first half so that they may
be more competitive (whether it is up or down). The
second season will begin the week of January 5 and run
through the week of February 23. There will be a double elimination tournament after the second season. All
teams will be in a league playoff.
Dec. 19
Last day to submit sponsor fee for Season II.
Dec. 19
Manager’s Meeting
6:30 Women’s League, 7pm Men’s & Co-Rec
Jan. 12,
Last day to add roster players, and submit deposit for State Tournament.
Jan. 5, 2015
SEASON II League play begins.
Season II League Fee: $275 (All leagues except Men’s Power)
-------------------------------------Season II Men’s Power $355
CoRec Power
St. Cloud State Univ.
March 14
Women’s AA/A State Tournament
St. Cloud State Univ.
March 14-15
Men’s B/C State Tournament
St. Cloud State Univ.
March 14
Men’s AA/A State Tournament
St. Cloud State Univ.
March 21-22 Co-Rec B/C/D State Tournament
St. Cloud State Univ.
March 21
Co-Rec AA/A State Tournament
St. Cloud State Univ.
Date T.B.D.
Women’s 32, Men’s 35 Masters State
Location T.B.D.
CoRec Lower
Men’s C Wed.
Women’s Power
MSF Entry Fee $165
Women’s B/C/D St. Tournament
CoRec Middle
Men’s Power (Doubleheaders)
Jan. 12, 2015 is the deadline to add players to
the state roster and to submit State deposit.
March 14-15
Park & Rec now accepts VISA, Mastercard & Discover!
Women’s Upper Semi-Power
Women’s Semi-Power
MRPA Tournament Dates
Apple Valley
Mar. 14-15
Apple Valley
Mar. 15, 2015 Women’s A
Apple Valley
Mar. 22, 2015 Co-Rec A/B/C/D
Lindbergh Center
DEC., JAN. & FEB. 2015
SpikeFest Tourney
January 17-18, 2015
---------------------------------------This fundraiser tourney benefits the Tommy Allen
Youth Scholarship Fund offered through Park & Rec. To
join in the fun, please contact David at 334-2064 or email
to: [email protected], or to Chris at
[email protected] Tournament will be
held at the new Faribault National Guard Armory.
Team Entry Fee: $80.
Registration Deadline: Jan. 10, 2015.
---------------------------------------------Saturday: Men’s & Women’s Tourney
Sunday: Co-Rec Tournament
Entry Fee $170
Mar. 15, 2015 Mens A/B/C/D
Women’s B/C/D
Jeff Jarvis,
Enrichment Coordinator
Phone: 384-0516
[email protected]
M-TH: 5:30am-8pm FRI: 5:30am-6pm
SAT: 8am-5pm
SUN: 12pm-6pm
We reserve the right to cancel programs due to low enrollment. Full
refunds are given when this occurs. Persons withdrawing registrations must give 72-hours notice before the program starts to receive
a full refund. No refunds made after 72-hours prior to the start of
an activity unless due to medical or unavoidable circumstances.
No refunds after an activity is 50% completed.
Youth 15 and under are eligible for the Tommy Allen scholarship fund.
Please inquire at the the Community Center registration desk.
Interpreter services are available for Park & Rec programs, but class registration and an interpreter request must be provided to the Community Center a
minimum of ten days in advance of class start date.
Please see www.ci.faribault.mn.us/assets/i/interpreterrequestformlayout1.pdf
for the required form.
Do you have a unique talent or ability that you can teach? If you would
like to teach others about what you know, contact Jeff at 507-384-0516
or [email protected]
Like Faribault Parks and Recreation
on Facebook!
Save yourself time by registering online. Call
334-2064 if you need assistance of any kind.
2nd Annual
Winter Fish Camp
Jan. 17, 2015. 10am-3pm
Ice fishing is a unique Minnesota tradition, but to really
enjoy it, it’s best to be prepared! So, Park & Rec, Cabelas, and
the Rice Co. Sportfishing Association have put together a free
indoor family event on Sat. Jan. 17, 10am-3pm at Washington
Center. This fun educational event will introduce kids and
adults to the world of ice fishing, offering tips and resources
to make a venture out on the ice safer and more enjoyable!
Mark your calendars now for the family Winter Fish Camp!
Faribault Park & Rec
n Outdoor News MN
Mike Lynch
Stargazing Party!
John’s Bait & Tackle
n Sportsman’s Guide
n WalMart
n Lampert’s
Camp Pre-registration
Registration not required, but the first 50 kids to pre-register before
the day of the event receive FREE fishing tackle. To pre-register,
call Park & Rec at 334-2064, in person, or register online at
www.faribault.org/parks/onlineregistration. A valid email is required at registration. Location: Washington Center Gym
Contact Jeff Jarvis at 507-334-2064 for more information.
Rice Co. Sportfishing
n Minnesota DNR
n Mac’s Shacks
ce County
Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. 7-9pm
River Bend Nature Center
Adults $10. Age 6 & up, $5.
All family are welcome, over age 6.
M ake the stars your old friends when you watch the great celestial show! After an indoor orientation with presenter Mike
Lynch, the program continues with time outside. Cozy up to a giant telescope and learn about the constellations like the Big
Bear, Gemini the Twins, Leo the Lion, and others. With Lynch’s two large mobile telescopes, get close-up views of the planet
Jupiter, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and other wonumn for the St. Paul Pioneer Press
The star of the show, Mike Lynch,
ders of the sky above River Bend Nature Center. All
and is the author of the book, “Mike
is the WCCO Radio meterologist and
participants receive user-friendly star maps, constellaLynch’s Minnesota Star Watch”
has been hosting stargazing parties
that’ll be available for purchase at a
and astronomy classes for 40 years.
tion charts, and a telescope-buying guide!
Mike writes a weekly stargazing col-
Tuneful Tots
Musical Program
For Ages 1-4
Spring 2015
Youth Firearm Safety
Meets April 20, 21, 23, 27, 28 & 30, 6:30-9pm.
Field Day: Sat., April 25, 2015. 7:45am-1pm.
This program promotes responsible use of firearms and hunter responsibility.
Six classroom sessions and a field day session are required to earn a MN
Firearms Safety Certificate. Parent/guardian must accompany student during the
entire field day. Must be age 11 by class start, attend all seven sessions and meet
additional course requirements.
A student registration/parental release form needs to be filled out and a copy of
a birth certificate or driver's license presented at registration. Register in person
at Park & Rec. A $5 supply fee is collected the first night at class. Students become fully-certified upon successful class completion and payment of a small fee
paid to the DNR. Location: FMS Cafeteria.
DEC., JAN. & FEB. 2015
One of Park & Rec’s signature programs, Tuneful Tots is
a 5-week creative musical program proven to enhance
cognitive learning through active musical participation.
Activities include singing, instruments, dancing and
more! Classes fill quickly! Pick between 9am or 10am
classes. Instructor: Londa Schmitke
Register in person, by phone (507-334-2064) with a credit
card, or online at www.faribault.org/parks. Class held at
Washington Ctr. Fee: $25
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Winter Tuneful Tots Session:
Saturdays, Jan. 17-Feb. 14, 2015
#1675A: 9am-9:45am #1675B: 10-10:45am
Ashtanga Yoga
Hatha Yoga Lessons
Classes For The
Mind &
Denise Stewart, Instructor
Take special care of yourself with Park & Rec Mind
and Body programs. Classes held at Washington Ctr.
Please register at Park & Rec or online.
u Tuesday Hatha Yoga
#16048B: Tues. Dec. 2-Jan. 6, 8:30am $27
#16048C: Tues. Jan. 13-Feb. 17, 8:30am $27
u New! Wed. Continuing Ashtanga Yoga
#16042W: Wed. Nov. 19-Jan. 7, 5:45pm $29
#16042X: Wed. Jan. 14-Feb. 18, 5:45pm $29
u Thursday Hatha Yoga
#16048E: Thurs. Dec. 4-Jan. 22, 8:30am $27
#16048F: Thurs. Jan. 29-Mar. 5, 8:30am $27
u New! Wed. Continuing Ashtanga Yoga
#16037V: Wed. Nov. 19-Jan. 7, 6:45pm $27**
#16037Z: Wed. Jan. 14-Feb. 18, 6:45pm $27**
** First night of session is 1-hour in length
u Tuesday & Thursday Hatha Yoga
#16048I: Nov. 11-Dec. 18, 8:30am
#16048J: Dec. 23-Jan. 29, 8:30am
#16048K: Feb. 3-March 12, 8:30am $42
Park & Rec Fitness Room
u Fitness Machine Orientations
Pilates Lessons
for a free orientation on the Fitness Room machines.
u Wednesday Pilates (8:30am)
#16054W: Wed. Nov. 19-Dec. 31, 8:30am $21
#16054X: Wed. Jan. 7-Feb. 11, 8:30am $21
#16054Z: Wed. Feb. 18-March 25, 8:30am $21
Strength Training
for Seniors
u Wednesday Pilates (5:15-5:45pm)
#16054Y: Wed. Nov. 19-Jan. 7, 5:15pm $21
#16054A: Wed. Jan. 7-Feb. 11, 5:15pm $21
#16054B: Wed. Feb. 18-March 25, 5:15pm $21
#163I: Tues. Oct. 7-Nov. 18, 9:30am $21
#163J: Tues. Nov. 25-Dec. 30, 9:30am $21
#163K: Tues. Jan. 6-Feb. 10, 9:30am $21
Barre Classes
u Tuesday Barre
#160J: Tues. Nov. 25-Dec. 30, 7:30am $27
#160K: Tues. Jan. 6-Feb. 10, 7:30am $27
u Tuesday & Thursday Barre
#160M: T/Th Nov. 11-Dec. 18, 7:30am $42
#160N: T/Th Dec. 23-Jan. 29, 7:30am $42
#160O: T/Th Feb. 3-Mar. 12, 7:30am $42
Brown Bag
Your health is up to you! Bring a lunch and improve your wellbeing in this series of FREE workshops held at Park & Rec.
Programs by Denise Stewart, Fitness Coordinator at Park & Rec.
Pre-registration required, online, by phone, or in person.
Call 507-384-0547 to make an appointment today
Orientations are held Wednesdays at 3:45-4:45pm.
u Tuesday Strength Training
Massage Therapy
Wed., Dec. 3, 2014. 12:15-12:45pm
Meets in the Peterson Room
Massage therapy offers many benefits that help with emotional and physical well-being. Relaxation techniques help ease the mind and muscles, and
deep tissue techniques can help with painful bound up muscles. Many different types of massage can be performed by yourself or by a professional
therapist. Come learn about these techniques and how you can help yourself and your loved ones. Presenter: Mandy Bottke of Potter Chiropractic
Small Group
Fitness Equipment Orientation
Wed., Jan. 7, 2015. 11:15-11:45am OR 12:15-12:45pm
This workshop will be held in the Faribault Community Center Fitness
Room, a brief explanation of how to set up each machine will be given.
Participants receive a free One-Time Pass to use on any open program held
at Park & Rec. (Max. 10 for each time slot.)
*See more fitness-related programs on page 20!
Small Group
Fitness Equipment Orientation II
Ballroom Dance Classes
Winter Session: Feb. 1, 8 & 15, 2015
Wed., Feb. 4, 2015. 11:15-11:45am OR 12:15-12:45pm
This workshop will be held in the Faribault Community Center Fitness
Room. Different exercise options will be demonstrated on the Cross Cable
Machine and the FreeMotion machines. Participants will receive a free One
Time Pass to use on any open program held at Park & Rec. (Max. 8.)
Learn to dance with Vic Albrecht, a 30-year veteran dance instructor who teaches a wide variety
of lessons across the state. Come to Faribault’s longest running dance program. Combine music
and dance for fun, socialization and exercise! The 3-week dance programs meet at Washington. Wear comfortable shoes and loose clothes.
Call or Click & Speak with Vic!
Phone 651-414-1590
Email [email protected]
Level II
(5:00pm, Couples Only)
(4:00pm, Couples Only)
Fee: Couples $47.00
Class Min 3/Max 48
Dancing the “slow-slow-quick-quick” is
easy to dance in the Country Two-Step. The
Lasso turns more easily from partner to
partner as she finishes the combo with her
partner. Half Circles, Changes and Swing
Turns are fun to do with the Swing dance!
Fee: Couples $47. Class Min 3/Max 24
The 2-Step for partners goes forward
with Double Wraps, Windows, and Rotations. We will add the Partners Waltz
Routine and Man’s Under Arm Pass to
Man’s Wrap and Lady’s Wrap. We will
continue to practice all basics in 2-Step.
Wear comfortable shoes for all classes.
American Sign
ASL Levels I, II, III, IV, & V
Learn about deaf culture and American
Sign Language in this ongoing set of
classes by instructor Brad Christesen.
This is a great class for family or friends
of deaf people, or for training in a work setting.
& Slow Dance
Swing &
Latin Dance
(6:00pm, Couples Only)
(7:00pm, Couples Only)
Fee, Couples: $47. Class Min 3/Max 24
This all-time favorite dance class offers a
perfect overview of popular dances. Right
& Left Turns, Box Steps, Promenades, and
slow & fast steps and patterns are taught.
Foxtrot, Slow Dance, Waltz, and Rumba
and Tango are nice and easy dances that are
a good fit for the weddings and proms!
Fee, Couples: $47. Class Min 3/Max 24
This is a great couples dance class for beginners or experienced dancers! Swing
dance has fast and slow turns and patterns
for both men and women. The Cha-Cha and
Salsa have similar cross-over and patterns
that are an easy combination for beginners
to learn!
Paranormal Investigation
Travel into the world of ghost hunting guided by the Supernatural Investigators of MN (SIM)! Indoors, learn the rules, procedures, terminology
and equipment used in paranormal investigations. Discover haunted sites,
types of hauntings, and techniques used in finding ghosts. Learn how to
photograph ghosts and record ghostly sounds. Bring photos/stories of
hauntings to share. Observe and assist with a real outdoor investigation
at the Walcott Asylum, where the SIM team has gathered a great deal of
paranormal evidence. Dress for winter weather. Meets at Washington
Ctr., 117 Shumway. Limit 30.
Session I: Sat. Feb. 14, 1-4pm. Early Bird Fee: $25, after 1/22, $30.
Session II: Sat., Feb. 28, 1-4pm. Early Bird Fee: $25, after 1/22, $30.
The required book, A Basic Course in American Sign Language,
Save $5 on each class and register by early bird dates. Register with a
credit card at 507-334-2064, in person at Park & Rec, or
is $44.00, and payable at class.
Class Schedule
Fee: $65. Meets six times (12 hours) at Washington Center.
Winter ASL
Level I
Level II
Level IV
Sat. Jan 17-Feb 21, 8-10 AM
Saturdays, Jan 17- Feb 21, 10am-Noon
Mondays, Jan 12-Feb 23, 6-8pm
About SIM:
The Supernatural Investigators of MN research the paranormal—things beyond
normal explanation. Their goal is to prove or disprove claims, and investigate, document and examine all substantiated indications of the supernatural. Investigations
have produced a wealth of unexplained phenomena including photographs of ghostly
figures, unexplained video, graphic evidence of apparitions, and digital recordings of
disembodied voices.
For details: [email protected] or www.siminnesota.com.
Register at the Community Center, call 334-2064 with a credit card, or online: www.faribault.org/parks/onlineregistration. Classes held at Washington.
ABCs of Computers (10-hrs.)
This class is for adults new to computers, and those who have a basic understanding. The goal is to help students gain confidence in computer skills.
Small hands-on classes are held in a relaxed environment with on-screen
lectures. Students will finish the ten-hour program with a broader knowledge, and the ability to reinforce it with handouts
from class. Each student has a computer in class.
The basics of mouse control, starting/ending programs, changing settings, and Word, Excel, Internet and Email software are covered.
Fee: $85. Min. 3/Max: 6. Instructor: Patrick Ermer
#1505B: M/W, Dec. 8, 10, 16, 18 6:30-9pm
#1505C: M/W, Feb. 9, 11, 16 & 18, 6:30-9pm
Microsoft Word & Excel
(A 5-hour class)
Learn the “ins and outs” of these two popular programs.
Whether your needs are for at the office or home, Word
and Excel are two powerful programs that can make your
life much more simple Call 384-0516 for details!
Instructor: Patrick Ermer. Fee: $45. Min. 3/Max: 6
#1618B: M/W, Jan. 19 & 21, 6:30-9pm
#1618C: M/W, March 23 & 25, 6:30-9pm
DEC., JAN. & FEB. 2015
Self Defense
For Women!
Learn to fight back and deter possible assailants from
choosing you as their next victim! This course for
women aged 16 and older includes discussion and application of physical self-defense techniques. Presented
by Officer Mallory
House of the Faribault
Intro to Digital
Get to Know Your Digital Camera!
This hands-on approach teaches you how to use your own digital camera. Learn about lenses, depth of field, shutter speeds,
composition, lighting, capturing
action, ISO, and advanced topics
Discussion of "do's and
like flash, and night photography.
don'ts" in your daily routine.
u Types of people chosen
as victims.
u What to do and what not to do if you are attacked.
u Introduction to the body’s response to surprise attacks
u Strengths and weaknesses of victims
u Application of various self-defense tactics
u Scenarios (if time allows)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------Registration Information:
Session I: January 13 & 14, 2015, 7-9pm
Fee: $15 per two-night session. Held at Washington Center
Register at the Comm. Center, by phone 334-2064 with credit
card, or www.faribault.org/parks/onlineregistration.
Bring your digital camera to
class! For details, email
[email protected]
A four-night class.
Instructor: Patrick Ermer.
#1620E: Jan. 5, 7, 12 14, 7-8pm
#1620F: March 2, 4, 9 & 11, 7-8pm
Class Min/Max: 4/20. Meets at Washington Center
Fee: $38.00 per class.
Lessons - Training - Lap Swim - Aerobics
Shane Wampler
Aquatics Supervisor
Community Center Pool &
Outdoor Aquatic Center
15 W. Division Street
Phone: 507.384-0519
[email protected]
We take an innovative approach in
assisting individuals of all ages to learn swimming and water safety skills. The Community
Center Pool is an indoor pool that is heated to a pleasant 86 degrees.
Enrolling in
the Proper Level
Programs offered through
Park & Rec include the
Water Exploration series (Infant/Toddler and
Parent/Preschool classes),
and following these in sequence are Level 1-5 swimming lessons.
Fee: $33 per class
(For Ages 1 & 2) Parent/Guardians are in the water
with the child. Parent and child will focus on adjustment to the water. Min 3/Max. 12
Please follow the recommendation of your child's instructor.
The certificate you receive at the end of the session indicates the
level you should enroll in next. It is not uncommon for a student
to repeat a level several times before moving on. Each level is
structured to build on the skills learned in the previous level. A
student who does not possess the minimum skills for the level enrolled in will hinder the progress of the other students in the class
as well as their own. In many cases it is difficult to determine early
on whether a student will pass or need to repeat a level. For these
reasons, it is important that you wait to register until you are certain what level the student is in.
American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Programs provide instruction to help swimmers of all ages and abilities develop
swimming and water safety skills. It is designed to give students a positive learning experience.
Learn-to-Swim teaches aquatic and safety skills in a logical
progression. The objective is to teach people to swim and to
be safe in, on, and around the water.
Skills are categorized this way:
Water Entry & Exit, Breath Control and Underwater Swimming, Buoyancy, Changing Direction and Position, Treading,
Swimming on Front, Back and Side, General and Personal
Water Safety, and Helping Others.
Waiting Lists
We would like every opportunity to serve you. If a class you
want fills before you register,
you may place your name on a
waiting list. Additional classes
may be added to accommodate
the waiting lists.
(Age 3 & 4) Parent/Guardians are in the water with
the child. Parent and child will focus on floating,
and basic skills. Class Min. 3/Max. 12
Aqua Squirts
(For Age 4) Parent/Guardians observe the lessons
from the pool deck. Swimmers will focus on basic
water skills with little or no assistance. Class Minimum 3/Maximum 5
Swim Levels
Level 1 Objectives
Introduction to Water Skills:
Helps students feel comfortable in the water and to
enjoy the water safely. Enter and exit water safely.
Open eyes underwater to pick up submerged objects. Swim on front and back using arm and leg
actions. Submerge mouth, nose and eyes. Float on
front and back. Follow basic water safety rules.
Exhale underwater through mouth and nose. Use a
life jacket. Class Size: Min. 3/Max. 6
We reserve the right to cancel any class due to insufficient
enrollment; a full refund will be given when this occurs. A
class that has insufficient enrollment may be cancelled as
early as one week prior to the start date.
Level 3 Objectives
Stroke Development:
Builds on Level 2 skills by providing additional
guided practice. Jump into deep water from the
side. Bob with head fully submerged. Perform survival float. Butterfly-kick and body motion. Use
Check-Call-Care in an emergency. Dive from kneeling or standing position. Use rotary breathing in horizontal position. Change from horizontal to vertical
position on front and back.
Perform the HELP and Huddle position. Submerge and retrieve an object. Perform front and
back glide. Perform front and back crawl. Perform
a reaching assist. Class Min. 3/Max. 6
Level 4 Objectives
Stroke Improvement:
Develops confidence in learned strokes and to improve other aquatic skills. Perform shallow dive or
dive from stride position. Perform open turns on
front and back using any stroke. Perform the following- front and back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, elementary backstroke, and swim on side using
scissors-like kick. Use safe diving rules. Perform a
throwing assist. Swim underwater. Tread water
using sculling arm motions and kick. Perform
compact jump into water from a height while
wearing a life jacket. Care for conscious choking
victim. Perform feet-first surface dive.
Class: Min. 3/Max. 8
Level 5 Objectives
Stroke Refinement:
Provides further coordination and refinement of
strokes. Standing dive. Pike surface dive. Tuck
surface dive. Butterfly. Shallow dive, glide two
body lengths and begin a front stroke. Front flip
turn. Breaststroke. Learn survival swimming.
Perform rescue breathing. Backstroke flip turn.
Elementary backstroke. Front and back crawl.
Sidestroke. Class Min. 3/Max. 8
Level 2 Objectives
Fundamental Aquatic Skills:
T/TH Evening Schedule
$33 per Class
January 6-29, 5:30-6:00pm
Infant Toddler
January 6-29, 6:05-6:35pm
Parent Preschool
January 6-29, 6:40-7:10pm
Aqua Squirts
February 3-26, 5:30-6:10pm
Level 1
Level 2
Level 4
February 3-26, 6:15-6:55pm
Level 1
Level 3
Level 5
February 3-26, 7:00-7:40pm
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
March 3-April 2, 5:30-6:10pm (Skip 3/17, 3/19)
Level 1
Level 2
Level 4
March 3-April 2, 6:15-6:55pm (Skip 3/17, 3/19)
Level 1
Level 2
Level 5
March 3-April 2, 7:00-7:40pm (Skip 3/17, 3/19)
Gives student’s success with fundamental skills.
Enter water by stepping or jumping from the
side. Open eyes underwater to pick up a submerged object. Roll over from front to back,
back to front. Swim on side. Exit water safely
using ladder or side. Float on front and back.
Tread water using arm and leg motions. Move in
the water while wearing a life jacket. Submerge
entire head. Perform front and back glide. Swim
on front and back using combined strokes. Class
Size: Min. 3/Max. 6
Level 1
Level 3
Level 4
T/TH Evening Schedule
$33 per Class
April 7-April 30, 5:30-6:10pm
Open Swim Coupon
One Free Open Swim
with One Paid Admission!
Offer good at the Community Center Pool
Coupon expires 2/28/2015
---------------------------------------------The Community Center Pool is an indoor heated pool with licensed
lifeguards always on duty. An adult must accompany children under 8
years of age. Non-Coast Guard approved floatation devices not allowed.
Children that are not toilet trained MUST wear tight-fitting plastic rubber
pants or a swim diaper. Children needing lifejackets must be accompanied by an individual that is 16 years or older.
Regular Open Swims September-May:
Saturdays & Sundays: 1:00-4:00pm
Spring Break Open Swims: March 17-21, 1-4pm!
Level 6: Swimming for Fitness
Level 1
Level 2
Level 4
Water Triathlon Training
Meets W/F, Jan. 7-Feb. 27. 4:15-5pm
Cost: $33 - Wednesday or Friday
$50 - Both Wednesday & Friday
Saturdays 8:30-10:00am
January 3 – Feb. 7, 2015. Cost: $50
Are you interested in completing a triathlon, but
worried about the swimming leg? Do you currently participate in triathlons and want to improve your times on the swimming portion?
Then this class is for you! Each session includes
instruction to better prepare yourself for the
swimming leg of a triathlon and includes time
to complete a workout to get you in peak shape
for your next race.
This class is designed for participants
that may be interested in participating on
a swim team or club, but are not old
enough yet. This class will also cater to
participants who want to learn how to
swim as a life-long fitness activity. Students will refine the four major strokes,
increase endurance and intensity, and
learn how to read and design their own
Level 1
Level 3
Level 5
April 7-April 30, 7:00-7:40pm
Level 1
Level 2
Level 4
Saturday A.M. Schedule
$33 per Class
April 4-May 23, 8:30-9:10am
Open Swim Fee: $3.00 (Children 2 and under are free.)
April 7-April 30, 6:15-6:55pm
DEC., JAN. & FEB. 2015
Private Swim Lessons
Enjoy special rates on private swim lesson packages.
Each lesson is thirty minutes with a trained swim instructor. One lesson for $25, three lessons for $65,
and five lessons for $100. Available times: Wed. &
Fri. 4-5pm,
Sat. 8-8:30am, Sundays 6-8pm.
Other times by appointment.
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
April 4-May 23, 9:15-9:55am
Level 1
Level 2
Level 4
Year-Round Water Workouts!
Water Power Class
Ongoing Classes
Why Water Workouts?
1.) Water provides buoyancy and support for your body. When exercising in
the water at waist level, you need only
support 50% of your body's weight -only 10% in water to your neck. Jarring and pounding of joints, bones and
muscles is greatly reduced in the water.
You are less likely to have soreness following a workout in the water.
2.) Water provides more resistance than
air because of its increased density. This increased resistance helps to promote better muscular endurance and tone. You will see quicker
results when exercising in the water, compared with the
same exercise routine on land.
3.) Water exercise improves flexibility without undue
pressure on joints. Because of the lessened effects of
gravity in the water, joints can move easier through a
wider range of motion. Improves long-term flexibility.
4.) Water exercise is cooler and more comfortable than
exercise on land. During a water workout, the water continually cools the body.
(Deep Water Exercise)
You do not need swimming skills for this class. Flotation belts are
provided. Deep-water exercise is the quickest way to achieve fullbody toning by using the resistance of the water. It is also a great
totally non-impact aerobic workout.
Shallow Water Workouts
Aquatic exercise is both safer and more
efficient than similar land-based exercise. Consider these points:
Classes include Water Shape Up,
Wet Fit and Gentle Waters.
These classes are great for general conditioning, and for
gentle rehabilitation without
straining or overheating. Always check with a doctor
before beginning a rehabilitation program.
Deep Water Workout Class
This is by far the best way to tone your muscles and lose inches.
Participants use flotation belts to stay vertical in the deep end of
the pool. No swimming skills required. Combine water resistance with aerobic and toning activities to get a whole body
workout that anyone can do.
W.E.T. Workout
(Shallow Water Exercise)
If you want to lose inches,
get into shape, relax or
simply release the “real
you” captured in a body
suffering from too many
pounds, too much stress
Aqua Zumba 10:15am
and too little exercise,
Comm. Ctr. Pool
the aerobic W.E.T.
Workout will work for
Water Aerobics Weekly Schedule
Water Shape Up
Water Power
Water Shape Up
Water Power
Water Shape Up
Wet Fit
Wet Fit
Wet Fit
Gentle Waters
Gentle Waters
Gentle Waters
W.E.T. Workout
W.E.T. Workout
Deep Water Workout
Deep Water Workout
2015 Class Fees:
$5.00 per class or purchase a 14-use punchcard
for $44 plus tax.
W.E.T. Workout
“Try your first class free!”
CPR & 1st AID Classes
These certified Red Cross classes
teach how to recognize emergencies, breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and
infants. Other topics include
heart/disease, injury prevention,
minimizing shock, and treating sudden illnesses. AED training/recertification is also available by request.
Call Shane at 384-0519 for more information.
CPR & 1st Aid Classes: Certifications valid for two years.
CPR Classes: If your CPR certifications have lapsed, take
our 3-hour Adult, Infant & Child CPR combination class.
Note: Registration deadline is one week prior to each
class start date.
Sign up for classes at the Comm. Center, by phone with a
credit card, or on the internet at:
Red Cross
Lifeguard Training
For Boys & Girls, ages 11-15
This 31-hour course provides entry-level lifeguard candidates
with skills and knowledge to prevent, recognize and respond to
This Red Cross course gives
the knowledge, skills and confidence to care for infants and children. Must attend the full day to become certified. Bring a bag
lunch and a baby doll.
Treats & juice are provided.
Class Min/Max: 10/16.
Location: Washington Center, Room 103. Fee: $50 per class
Saturday Class Schedule (8:30-4:30pm)
- Saturday December 13
- Saturday January31
- Saturday February 28
- Saturday March 28
emergencies. Also covered is how to provide care for injuries
and sudden illness until advanced medical personnel arrive and
take over the process. Call 334-2064 for dates and times of next
class.Class space is limited.
Prerequisites: Be at least age 15 at completion of training, swim
300 yards, tread water for two minutes without using hands, and
a timed diving brick retrieval course.
Location: Community Center Pool
Fee: $150.00 (Fee includes required book.)
Saturdays & Sundays, 8am-5pm
December 27-28, 2014 & January 3-4, 2015
2015 Lap Swim Fees:
$5 daily admission, $43 for an 14-use Punchcard, $65 for an Individual 3-month pass, and $225 for the Annual Pass.
(Applicable sales tax applies.)
DEC., JAN. & FEB. 2015
Sat. Dec. 6, 8am-4:30pm
Sat. Jan. 10, 9am-Noon
Sat. March 7, 9am-Noon
Training for Ages 16 & Up!
This class is a 30-hour
course. To participate in the
Water Safety Instructor course
you must be at least 16 years
old and be able to demonstrate the following skills, and swim the
following strokes consistent with the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim
Level 4.
Stroke Performance Criteria:
Front crawl 25 yards, back crawl 25 yards, breaststroke 25 yards,
elementary backstroke 25 yards, sidestroke 25 yards, butterfly 15
yards, maintain position on back 1-minute in deep water (floating
or sculling). Tread water for one minute.
Future dates to be scheduled. Contact Shane at 384-0519 or
[email protected] to be placed on a list. Fee: $200.00
@ the
Our pool offers a six-lane, 25yard lap swim area. You tailor
the speed, distance, and the
amount of time for a perfect
workout. Swim laps at your
own pace and stay in shape!
CPR Class $75
(Adult, Infant, Child)
Sun. Feb. 7, 8am-4:30pm
Ages 15 & Up
Indoor Pool
Lap Swim!
Lap Swim Hours: (Sept.-May)
Mon.-Fri. 5:45-7:30am
Mon.-Sat. 11:30am-1:00pm
CPR-1st Aid
8am-4:30pm Fee: $92
Haul in the birthday cake
and prepare the party
in the Peterson Room
while the kids swim,
safely guarded by our lifeguards. For just $65, have the best
party in town - in the Peterson Room and Pool during any Open
Swim time, Saturday/Sundays from 1:00-4:00pm. Call Shane
at 384-0519 for details or to schedule a party.
The Community Center Pool also has rental time available
for church groups, company picnics, and other events.
Rentals are staffed by Lifeguards and Building Supervisors.
Congratulations to Betty Gillies and Rick Shafer,
Park & Rec’s newest 100-Mile Club members!
Sign Up Now for the 100 Mile Club!
For all lap swimmers and water walkers! All that is required is to record your mileage on a form in the pool
area after each workout. All finishers will receive a 100Mile Club shirt and be entered on the “Wall of Fame!”
& Visits
Buckham Memorial
Buckham Library
welcomes classes
and youth groups for tours, story programs, and book talks. To schedule a time
for your group to visit the library, contact
Children’s Librarian Deni Buendorf at
Library Director
Delane James
[email protected]
Library Hours
TUES/THURS: 9am-8pm
FRI. & SAT.:
Children’s Librarian
Deni Buendorf
[email protected]
Buckham Memorial Library
is on Facebook!
“Like” us on Facebook to stay up to date on
what’s happening at your library! We’ll give a small prize
to the 1,000th person to like our page.
Meets Tuesdays at 6:30pm,
Wednesdays & Thursdays
at 10:30am (30 minutes).
Children’s Program Area
Ages 0-6 with adult caregiver
Join us at the library for stories, songs, and fun! Storytime encourages language development and fosters a love
of books and a lifetime of learning. Parents and caregivers will also learn about early literacy and get tips on
how to help their child become ready to read. No registration necessary! The last storytime of 2014 is on Thur.,
Dec. 11. Storytime resumes with the regular schedule on
Tues., Jan. 6.
Books &
Books & Brownies is an
informal book club for students in grades 3-5. We
meet monthly to discuss
books we’ve chosen to read from an assigned genre or
topic. Meeting dates and genres/topics will be announced
in advance on the library’s website and Facebook page.
MN Star of the North Picture Book Award
This award was established by the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards
(MYRA). Its purpose is to promote quality, engaging picture books and
reading for pleasure among school-aged children.
Throughout the year, teachers, media specialists, and public librarians
are encouraged to present the nominees in appealing and meaningful
ways, to read the books aloud, and to develop activities that will connect
the literature to the curriculum. In March, students across the state vote
on which books they think should win for the individual categories. The
book receiving the most votes from children in grades K-2 is the winner.
Here is how the award works:
• Each year ten picture book nominees will be announced.
• Students or library participants who read or have read to them at least
eight of the ten nominees will be eligible to vote.
• Votes will be collected through MYRA members each March.
[Psst! I am a MYRA member! Send me your votes! – Ms. Deni]
• The award winner will be announced each year between April 18 and
25. New nominees will be announced at the same time.
• This award is focused on picture books intended for a kindergarten
through 2nd grade audience. However, pre-k and older children are also
welcome to participate.
Paws for
The 2014-2015 Nominees are:
• Moo! by David LaRochelle
• The Dark by Lemony Snicket
• Georgia in Hawaii by Amy Novesky
• Good News Bad News by Jeff Mack
• Hoop Genius by John Coy
• I'm Bored by Michael Ian Black
• Jangles: A Big Fish Story by David Shannon
• Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown
• My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood by Tameka Fryer Brown
• Step Gently Out by Helen Frost & Rick Lieder
For more award details, visit:
Students vote for a favorite title in March, so
now is the time to start reading! See the list
below and visit the library’s special Maud Hart
Lovelace Nominee sections in the children’s
and young adult areas to get started.
For more information about the Maud Hart
Lovelace Award, visit: www.maudhartlovelace.org/ [Only members of the MN
Youth Reading Awards (MYRA) organization
are eligible to submit votes. But guess what?
I am a MYRA member! Send me your votes! –
Ms. Deni.
Molly is a gentle Australian Shepherd/Border
Collie mix who loves to
listen to stories. Weather
permitting, Molly will be
at the library each Tuesday
after school from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. with her owner, Larry.
Interested kids can drop in and read a short book to
Molly. Molly is certified as a Tail Waggin’ Tutor through
Therapy Dogs International. No registration necessary.
This program is recommended for children in Kindergarten – 6th grade who are reluctant readers.
Division I
& PPi az zgae s
Pizza & Pages is an informal book club for students
in grades 6-12. We meet
monthly to discuss books
we’ve chosen to read from an assigned genre or topic.
Meeting dates and genres/topics will be announced in advance on the library’s website and Facebook page.
Award Nominees
Division II (Gr. 6-8)
• Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs
• Breathing Room by Marsha Hayles
• Chomp by Carl Hiaasen
• Cinder by Marissa Meyer
• False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
• Ghost Dog Secrets by Peg Kehret
• Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
• Icefall by Matthew Kirby
• Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
• My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian
• Wild Life by Cynthia DeFelice
• Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy
(Gr. 3-5)
Maud Hart Lovelace
Book Award Nominees
The Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award is a children's choice book award designed to encourage
recreational reading among school age children.
Maud Hart Lovelace was a famous Minnesota
author, born and raised in Mankato at the turn
of the twentieth century, and best known for her
Betsy and Tacy series.
Students in grades 3-5 who have read or listened to at least three titles from the Division I
nominee list and students in grades 6-8 who
have read or listened to at least three titles from
the Division II nominee list are eligible to vote
for the Maud Hart Lovelace Award.
DEC., JAN. & FEB. 2015
• Aliens on Vacation by Clete Smith
• As Simple As It Seems by Sarah Weeks
• Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs
• Benjamin Franklinstein Lives! by Matthew
• nBreadcrumbs by Ann Ursu
• Ghost Dog Secrets by Peg Kehret
• Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings
• Kindred Souls by Patricia MacLachlan
• Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
• My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian
• Sylvia & Aki by Winifred Conkling
• Waiting for the Magic by Patricia MacLachlan
Contact Ms. Deni,
Buckham Library’s
Children’s Librarian,
to submit your class
or student votes!
Buckham Memorial
Hot Reads
For Cold Nights
In January, the 17th annual Hot Reads
for Cold Nights reading rewards program for adults begins. People who
sign up are automatically eligible for
weekly and grand prize drawings.
Those who also decide to keep track of
the books they are reading earn a small prize for every three books
read. This part of the program is really fun and is very easy. Just read,
write down the title, and come in to get prizes. We even give you a
free pocket size notebook to write down your titles in. An added signup incentive this year will be Caribou Coffee coupons, generously
donated by Faribault Caribou Coffee. No written book report or public
speaking required. Books on CD and books on electronic reading devices like the Kindle or iPad count too...your book of choice doesn’t
matter, just READ!
This is the largest program the library provides for adults
during the year with the greatest participation. An average of 500 adults register every winter with hundreds of prizes given away as reading incentives.
If your New Year’s resolution is to read more, (and
it should be!), this is a fun way to get yourself motivated. The Friends of Buckham Memorial sponsor
the Hot Reads program, paying for all prizes and supplies.
NEW this year: Hot Reads for Cold Nights Kick-Off event for the
first day, Fri. Jan. 2 at 9am, join us for a complimentary Caribou
Coffee when you sign up. Coffee available 9am-2pm or ‘til it’s gone!
Your Information Gateway!
Books, movies, music CDs, audiobooks, and magazines for educa-
tion and entertainment
n Local and national newspapers for information
Local History room for research (obituary index, census records
and newspapers on microfilm, local and MN history books)
n Silent Reading Room for study, reading, and research
Reference materials in all subjects
Digital databases for education, entertainment and information
(Mango Languages, Zinio digital magazines, LearningExpress…)
eBook and eAudiobook virtual library through Overdrive and
Programming for adults (adult education, cultural events, eReader
instruction, etc.)
n Outreach (library resource presentations, reader’s advisory)
n Meeting room rental
n Video Relay Service
Information services in person, by phone or via email
Library resource instruction and tours
Seating and tables for study and the exchange of ideas
Internet stations and wireless access
Adult fiction books are located on the west side of the library, with
a separate section devoted to new arrivals.
Foreign Films
Buckham’s foreign and silent film
collection continues to grow with
over 300 films and 48 languages
represented and available for
check-out. Here is a list of new titles!
Titles Include:
The Attack—Hebrew and Arabic
Like Someone in Love—Japanese
Cuando Mexico Sings—Spanish
Il Sorpasso—Italian
The Big City—Bengali
Dry Summer—Turkish
Touki Bouki—Senegal—French
The Housemaid—Korean
A River Called Titas—Bengali
Batwoman: Elegy by Greg Rucka
Get Jiro by Anthony Bourdain
The Cute Girl Network by Greg Means
Woman Rebel: Margaret Sanger Story by Peter Bagge
Punk Rock Jesus by Sean Murphy
The Complete Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes
Boxers (and) Saints by Gene Luen Yang
Spanish Nonfiction Books
n Clemente: El Verdadero Legado de un Heroe Inmortal
n Saldrás de Esta: Esperanza y Ayuda en Tiempos Dificiles, por Max
n Los Sueños: Su Interpretacion
n Tomando Control de su Salud, por Virginia Gonzalez
Acts of God by Ellen Gilchrist—Short Stories
The Book Stops Here by Kate Carlisle—Mystery
Coldbrook by Tim Lebbon—Horror
n The Confabulist by Steven Galloway—Historical Fiction
n Hang Wire by Adam Christopher—Urban Fantasy
n Happily Ever After
by Elizabeth Maxwell—Romance
n Hearts Pursuit by Robin Lee Hatcher—Christian Fiction
n Indefensible
by Lee Goodman—Thriller
n Invisible City
by Julia Dahl—Mystery
n Lisette’s List
by Susan Vreeland—Fiction
n Men of Violence
by Bill Brooks—Western
n Something More Than Night
by Ian Tregillis—Fantasy
n Transhuman by Ben Bova
—Science Fiction
n Where Monsters Dwell by Jorgen
n Brekke—Nordic Noir
Nonfiction Books
Adult nonfiction is continually being updated in
all subject areas. New adult nonfiction arrivals
are located on the New Books shelf, next to new
adult fiction.
Graphic Novels
Graphic novels, or novels with illustrations,
are books written in all genre areas—mystery, biography, romance, contemporary fiction etc. This collection, first established
about ten years ago at Buckham, continues
to be popular with adults, as well as younger
readers. Graphic novel collections are located in all three reading areas of the library—juvenile, teen, and adult. Check out
some of our newer adult titles below.
Fiction Books
New Books &
to Check Out!
You have two months left of winter reading which
will hopefully keep your mind off of shivering until
it’s time for spring! Keep reading and recording
your books for prizes. It’s not too late to start.
Tuesday, March 31 is the last day of the program. Good luck winning one of the weekly prize drawings, or the grand prize drawing. Most of all have a great time reading!
Jan. 2-March 31, 2015
Adult & Family Services Librarian
Allyn McColley
Email: [email protected]
Adult Hot Reads Continues!
@ Your LIbrary
Adult Programs
@ Your LIbrary!
n All Fishermen Are Liars by John Gierach
n All Joy and No Fun: the Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior
n Animal Wise by Virginia Morell
n Area 51 Black Jets: A History of the Aircraft Developed at Groom Lake, America’s Secret Aviation Base by Bill Yenne
n The Art of Being Deaf: a Memoir
by Donna McDonald
n Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation by Ammon Shea
n Beloved Strangers: a Memoir by Maria Chaudhuri
n The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World by Russell Gold
n The Charles Schwab Guide to Finances After Fifty: Answers to
Your Most Important Money Questions by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
n The Crusades of Cesar Chavez by Miriam Powel
n The Deepest Human Life: An Introduction to Philosophy for Everyone
by Scott Samuelson
n An Illustrated Guide to Bombers of World War I and II…
by Francis Crosby
n The Making of Markova: Diaghilev’s Baby Ballerina to Groundbreaking Icon by Tina Sutton
n The Neanderthals Rediscovered: How Modern Science is Rewriting
Their Story by Dimitra Papagianni
n Prince Harry: Brother, Soldier, Son by Penny Junor
n Schizophrenia: A Brother Finds Answers in Biological Science
by Ronald Chase
n Travels with Casey by Benoit Denizet-Lewis
DEC., JAN. & FEB. 2015
Thurs. Dec. 4, 2014
Music in the Library
University of Minnesota
Master Gardener Lisa
Reuvers will be presenting two of her popular
gardening programs this
Lisa Reuvers,
winter. Ms. Reuvers, a
Master Gardener
Library Technician at
Buckham, has been a Master Gardener for seventeen years and has presented programs on Composting, Ornamental Grasses, Landscaping, Shade
Gardening, Starting Seedlings, Rain Gardens, Butterfly
Programs are free but registration is requested. Please
call 507-334-2089 after January to sign up. Stay tuned
for more information about these programs in future
press releases and in-house advertising.
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Knights of Columbus Hall, Faribault
The Friends of Buckham Library are a generous and committed organization that raises funds for the library by holding an annual Pancake Breakfast at the K.C. Hall on Sunday,
Jan. 25. In addition to the adult Hot Reads program, the
Friends raise money and accept donations for extra materials
and events for which the library normally doesn’t have the
funding, such as the Summer Reading Program for kids and
Baby Bags for newborns. Tickets available at the library, at
other locations in Faribault, and from Friends of Buckham
Library Board members.
Digital Literacy @
Your Library!
Drop in on Thursday afternoons or evenings with your library-related questions about all things electronic or digital. Public Services Librarian, Allyn McColley, is normally available to try and
help you with the complexities of eBook borrowing, online catalog navigation, Boopsie’s Buckham-to-Go mobile app, Mango
Languages, Zinio digital magazines, self-checkout, Northstar
Digital Assessments, or your online library account.
Bring any relevant devices (iPad, Nook, Kindle, laptop)
and your library card!
Call 334-2089 for details.
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Open House
IRIS Turkey Trot
Thurs. Nov. 27, 7am.
For details, see www.IrisRemembers.com.
Thanksgiving Meal
Thurs. Nov. 27, 2014
Free meal for all at the American Legion.
Slimdown Challenge
Mon. Jan. 5, 2015 (Beginning Date)
A 12-week weight loss competition program - think of who you want
on your team now! For details, call Brianna at District One Hospital
at 507-331-5061. Coordinated by District One Hospital.
Fri. Dec. 5, 4-7pm &
Sat. Dec. 6, 10am-3pm
Cafe’ by Candle Light
Sat. Nov. 29, 2014. 5:30pm
Winter Fish Camp
Sat. Jan. 17, 2015. 10am-3pm - FREE
Free & Open to the Public!
Indoors at Washington Rec Center
Ice fishing presents anglers with some unique issues, so Faribault Park & Rec,
Cabelas and the Rice Co. Sportfishing Association have put together a FREE
family ice fishing camp on Sat. Jan. 17, 10am-3pm at Washington Center. This
fun educational event introduces participants to the world of ice fishing by offering tips and resources, and hands on activities to make a venture on the ice
more enjoyable. See page 8 for details.
Community Cathedral Café Fundraiser
Held at the American Legion.
p Free Benefit Concert with
Marilyn Sellars & Steven C.
Sun. Nov. 30, 2014. 2pm
River Bend Nature Center
Lutheran Church.
River Bend Nature Center celebrates the winter season with
WinterFest! Join us for outdoor fun and warm eats inside!
We’ll have games, snowshoes, kick sleds to ride, and more
activities to be determined.
Cafe’ by Candle Light
Sat. Nov. 29, 2014
Community Cathedral Café Fundraiser
Held at the American Legion.
Light Up a Life Ceremony
Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. 7pm
Holiday Music at The Cathedral
Beau Chant Choir Christmas Concert
Hometown Holidays
Thurs. Dec. 4, 2014. 5-7pm
Community Christmas Dinner
Dec. 14, 2014. 11am
Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church
Dinner will be served from 11:00 am to 1:00 PM. Takeout meals are available
by leaving a message at the church office. Takeout meals are to be picked up
by 10:45am. For details on this free community meal call 507-334-4308.
Held at Buckham Center!
Holiday Music at The Cathedral
CRWP Winter Thaw
Fri. Feb. 20, 2015. 6-9pm
Cannon River Watershed Partnership presents the annual
winter thaw event at the Grand Event Center, 316 Washington St., Northfield.
Artisan "Samplings" ~ Auction
Sun. Dec. 14. Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour
Join us for the free 29th annual tree lighting ceremony of the hospice memory
trees. The outdoor candle-lit event takes place on NW corner of District One
Hospital Refreshments available. This event is free and open to the public.
Sun., Jan. 25, 2015. 12-4pm
Proceeds benefit Ruth’s House. Concert held at Our Saviors
Elk’s Youth Icefishing Contest
Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015
Hoy’s Resort, French Lake
Come join in on a free icefishing outing for kids.
Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra
Fri., Dec. 12, 7pm. Handel’s Messiah Sing-along. Cathedral of Our
Merciful Saviour
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Fesler-Lampert Performing Arts Series & Acoustic Roots Music Series 2014-15 Season. For
tickets or more details, contact the SSM Box Office at 507-333-1620 or see www.s-sm.org. All
shows at 7:30pm in historic Newhall Auditorium.
Season Tickets
Fesler-Lampert Series: $88, Students $53. Acoustic Roots Series: $50, Students $30
Discounts: Pick 4 or more shows and save 10%. Call for group rates!
Jan. 8, 2015 Charlie Parr
Adults $15, Students $9
Part of the Duluth music scene, Charlie Parr’s heartfelt
and plaintive original folk blues and traditional spirituals are the real thing. Many people play roots music, but
few modern musicians live those roots like Minnesota’s
Charlie Parr. See www.charlieparr.com.
Dec. 4, 2014
TU Dance*
Jan. 22, 2015 Six Mile Grove
Adults $15, Students $9
This is a band that is all about their roots. They’ve been together for over 15 years, starting in the little southern Minnesota town of Lyle (population 550) and they still live in the
area. Their Americana music has a homegrown truthfulness
about it that values songwriting and musicianship. This is
honest, down-to-earth music. Six Mile Grove’s latest album
is “Secret Life in a Quiet Town.”
Tickets $15, Students $9
Founded by Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, TU
Dance is celebrating 10 years by bringing their dance
works of “buoyant energy and amazing grace” to S-SM.
* “This activity is funded, in part, by the MN State Arts Board
through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by
the MN State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008.”
DEC., JAN. & FEB. 2015
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Tuesday Meals
@ the Cathedral
Faribault Gymnastics Club
Website www.faribaultgymnastics.com
BMX on Facebook
Search faribaultbmx for weekly schedules,
race photos and much more!
Cannon River
Watershed Partnership
400 Washington St., Northfield, MN 55057
Phone: 507-786-3913
Beth Kallestad, Director
Email: [email protected]
CRWP’s Mission is to engage people in protecting and improving the water quality and natural systems of the Cannon River
watershed. CRWP envisions a healthy watershed with clean
water that is fishable, swimmable, and drinkable.
Annual Winter Thaw Event
Friday, February 20, 2015. 6-9 pm
The Grand Event Center
316 Washington St., Northfield, MN
Artisan "Samplings" ~ Auction
r Faribault
Join Scouting!
Cub Scouts
Scouting offers a range of age specific programs for boys age 6
to 21 and girls age 14 to 21. Cub Scouts is for boys ages 5-10
(Gr. K-5). Boy Scouts is for boys ages 11-17 (Gr. 5-12). Venturing is for young men and women age 14, or 13 if Gr. 8 has
been completed, to 21. Join anytime. To find local units go to
www.AdventureisCalling.org, and search by zip code, or call
1-877-231-7276. Come Grow with Us. Join now to participate
in winter activities!
rock wall, separate preschool area, spacious lobby and seating
Community Cathedral Cafe’s
misssion is to feed the hungry.
Free meals are served Tuesday,
5-6:30pm, unless weather forces closing of schools. Look for
the “welcome sign” for the entrance to the Cathedral Cafe on
101 NW 6th Street.
Contact Carole Hanson at [email protected] or see thecathedralfaribault.com.
Don’t Miss the Café by Candle Light Fundraiser
for the Community Cathedral Café.
area and more! Open Gym: Thursday 9:30-11am/Saturday 121:30pm. Find us on Facebook!
Sat. Nov. 29, 2014. 5:30pm. American Legion. For tickets,
contact Kathy McFarlane at 507-838-9933 or 334-3985.
Email [email protected]
1073 Willow Street. Phone 507-334-2588
The Faribault Gymnastics Club offers classes for boys and
girls ages 18 months and up. The club offers a flexible schedule with morning, evening and Saturday class times. Club
amenities include: 40x40 spring floor, 2 in ground trampolines,
40ft long in ground trampoline leading into a 20x20 foam
block pit, 9 balance beams, 3 vaulting stations, 8 bar stations,
The Elk’s Hoop Shoot
Sun. Jan. 11, Registration 12-1pm. Free contest follows.
Meets at the Faribault Community Center gym.
Infants Remembered
In Silence (IRIS)
Faribault Food Shelf
Faribo West Mall, 200 Western Ave. NW. 334-2137
Walk-in Hours: Tues./Wed./Thurs. 1-3pm. Other times by appointment.) Monthly Program: 4th Wednesday, 1-5:30pm.
NAPS/MAC Programs: 1st Thursday, 1-5:30pm
218 Third Ave. NW, Faribault MN 55021
Phone: (507) 334-4748
Email: [email protected] Website: www.irisRe.org
IRIS Turkey Trot Nov. 27, 2014
Tot Trot, Gobble Wobble, 5K Walk & Run, 10K Run
Faribault Middle School
See www.irisRemembers.org for more details
Holiday Service of Remembrance
Sunday Dec. 7, 2014. 2pm
Chapel of the Good Shepherd
Shattuck Campus, 1000 Shumway Ave.
St. Vincent
617 3rd Ave. NW, Faribault.
Phone: 507-334-2100
St. Vincent’s is a community
resource dependent on donations to support free public services. Call for details on tax-deductible donations. Registrations: M/W only, 9:30-11:30am.
Produce Days: Mon./Wed. & 1st, 3rd, 5th Fridays 1-3pm
Free breads, desserts, fruits and vegetables.
Pantry Days: Open the 2nd & 4th Fridays, 1-3pm.
IRIS Pancake Breakfast & Bingo Bash
Breakfast Feb. 8, 8am–12pm. American Legion
Bingo 1pm-3:30pm. Silent Auction and Bake Sale
Free canned vegetables, meats, beans, rice, cereals, pasta,
juices, and dairy. (Clothing, furniture, appliances not available
on Pantry Days.)
Clothing, Furniture & Appliances
The mission of the
Faribault Archery Club is
to provide an environment to support and grow the sport of archery with various
archery-related activities and educational opportunities, with
an emphasis on family and kids. The Faribault Archery Club
promotes understanding and respect with regard to the role
archery plays in the future of hunting and wild game management. Thanks to Tri-Lakes Sportsmen’s Club for sponsoring
Archery Club youth activities.
[email protected]
Website: www.faribaultarchery.org
Saturday Morning Youth Program
Youth 17 and younger learn about archery. Free. Equipment
provided. Saturdays, Jan. 3–Mar. 28, 2015. 9-11am (Skip 1/ 31)
Open House & Swap Meet
Information about club, buy/sell archery and hunting-related
items. Sun., Dec. 21, 1-4pm
Indoor 3-D Shoots (Adults $10, Age 17 & under free)
Dec. 6-7, 2014
Jan. 17-18, 2015
Feb. 21-22, 2015
March 21-22, 2015
March 14, 2015
(10-4 Sat., 8-3pm Sun.)
(12-5pm Sat. & 8am-3pm Sun.)
(12-5pm Sat. & 8am-3pm Sun.)
(12-5pm Sat. & 8am-3pm Sun.)
(12-5pm Sat.)
Northfield Lacrosse Association
The newly-formed Northfield Lacrosse Association is taking
registrations and would like to extend an invitation to area
towns where lacrosse may not be available for boys and girls
6-10 grades. For details, contact Sam Gett at [email protected]
Charter Channel 8 &
Hickory Tech Channel 10
Bruce Krinke, Director
PO Box 363, Faribault, MN
Phone: 507.333.6169
IRIS Support Group Meetings
Dec. 10 Midday Meeting 11am–1pm
Dec. 23 Evening Meeting Cancelled
Jan. 14 Midday Meeting 11am–1pm
Jan. 27 Evening Meeting 7–8:30pm
Feb. 11 Midday Meeting 11am-1pm
Feb. 24 Evening Meeting 7–8:30pm
Mon./Wed., and 1st, 3rd, 5th Fridays, 9-11am.
Free clothing, shoes, bedding, kitchenware, appliances, etc. as
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Contact us to enroll a child today! For details contact Megan
at 507.414.0308 or www.bbbsofsouthernmn.org.
Volunteer Enrollment
You don’t have to change your life to change a child’s life. All
it takes is 1 hour a week or 2 hours a month. Volunteer today!
Do you know a child that could benefit from a positive role
u Build Self-Confidence
u Promote Positive Choices
u Encourage Friendships
u Improve Grades
u Achieve Brighter Futures
Ruth’s House of Hope
Providing a home, hope and healing for homeless women and
children. For further information or how to support Ruth’s
House mission, contact Katie Cooper, Volunteer Coordinator,
at 507-334 5043 or [email protected]
Benefit Concert: Marilyn Sellars with Steven C.
Sunday. Nov. 30, 2:00pm. Free!
Held at Our Saviors Lutheran Church
District One Hospital
Ongoing District One Hospital Programs
Cancer Support Group
3rd Mondays: Nov 17, Dec 15. 7-8:30pm
“Starting Together” Childbirth Education
Hope Center
Wednesdays, 6-8pm at District One Hospital
Sessions: Nov. 19, Dec. 3, 2014. Jan. 21, 28, and Feb. 4, 11,
April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015.
Call 507.333.5518 to register. Fee $60
Nikki Kelly, Sexual Assault Advocate
507-332-0882 [email protected]
1003 7th St NW, Faribault
Girls Empowerment Group at Hope Center
HOPE Center will be starting the Girl’s Empowerment Group
up again. Girl’s Group is designed to empower young women
ages 12-15 years.
The 6-week program builds personal and social competency
skills and provides a safe environment to explore issues faced
on a daily basis. The group will begin January 15. If you are
interested, or would like more information, please contact
Nikki Kelly at 507-332-0882.
Health Screenings & Wellness Coaching
Call 507.331.5063 for a free appointment. An opportunity for
health tests: fasting blood sugar, lipid panel, BMI, blood pressure, heart rate and waist circumference measured. Meet with
a certified wellness coach to discuss your results and health
District One Hospital
Auxilian Advocates for Health
FCTV, in cooperation with the City of Faribault and the School
District, provide the medium for individuals, groups, organizations
and institutions to communicate within the city via local cable access channels. This includes broadcasts of City and School District
council meetings, church services, and city events. For-profit businesses can advertise for just $1 per day. See the website for a full
programming schedule!
Nov. 24 & 25, 2014. 9am-5pm
Huge $6 Sale plus show specials, products for women, men
and children, jewelry accessories, gifts, scarves and much more
For details, contact Pat Umbreit at 507 334-5398 or
[email protected]
Email: [email protected]
DEC., JAN. & FEB. 2015
Mona Kaiser,
Executive Director
[email protected]
19 W. Division, Faribault, MN 55021
Phone: 507-332-7357
The Faribault Area Senior Center is a nationally accredited, non-profit organization that
provides a variety of programs and services
for adults 50 and over in the Faribault area.
We encourage you to visit our center in person, check out our website or call us for additional information on the work that we do.
- Mona Kaiser, Executive Director
For the Best of FASC, See
“Like" Faribault Senior
Center on FaceBook!
November 27 & 28: Thanksgiving
December 24 & 25: Christmas
January 1: New Year’s Day
Find Discount
Clothing Deals!
p Convenient
Location & Hours!
With plenty of up-close parking, find
clothing deals at the Clothes Closet in
downtown Faribault, 325 Central Avenue. Shop is open Monday through
Saturday, 10am-5pm.
Join us each month for a discussion of
the current month's book. Members only.
Meets the last Monday of each month,
With real Minnesota weather coming
soon, a stop at The Clothes Closet in
downtown Faribault is a must! Brandname clothing - ”upcycled” jackets,
coats, dresses, shirts and sweaters are
waiting for you to purchase at a fraction
of retail prices. Bring your friends and
family shopping at The Clothes Closet
and find some treasures - shoes, purses
and even jewelry to complete outfits!
On the 2nd and
last Wed. of each
month, licensed
nurses offer foot
care. Open to the
public; has a fee.
Call 332-7357 for
an appointment.
p Proceeds
Stay Local!
Clothes Closet proceeds directly benefit
Faribault area seniors...your parents,
grandparents, and friends! With your
purchases (and clothing donations),
FASC can maintain a high level of programming and services. Your money
stays local!
p What’s
Not to Like?
Be the first to hear about upcoming
sales and new promotions! Be sure to
“Like” The Clothes Closet!
Listen to the
Kitchen Band the
2nd Monday of
each month, beginning at 10:15am at
Need assistance balancing your personal
checkbook? FASC has a volunteer available to help. This free service is available
upon request.
p High on Quality,
Low on Price!
Each Wednesday at noon, FASC offers
free blood pressure checks provided by
St. Lucas/Deaconess Towers, Brookdale
Senior Living, Keystone, Faribault Care
Center, Milestone Senior Living, and by
Pleasant Manor Nursing Home.
No appointments are necessary.
Meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday at
10:30am. All skill levels, men and women,
are encouraged to attend. Learn an easy
method for recording your life stories;
lively discussion and interesting writing assignments.
Meet with a trained
volunteer for a benefits check-up and
for assistance with
Medicare, Medicare
Part D and other health insurance topics.
A free, confidential service of FASC, the
MN Board on Aging and Area Agency
on Aging. By appointment.
DEC., JAN. & FEB. 2015
The "Out To Lunch Bunch" was created
for people interested in joining other
members for lunch the third Tues. of
each month. Please call for reservations
to be made.
Driver Safety Classes
FASC hosts classes for drivers
55 years and older. The initial
class is 8 hours and then every 3
years thereafter you can take a 4
hour refresher course. Class size
is limited. Call 332-7357 to register. Payment due at registration.
Every day at 1pm, FASC offers a place for
members to join in a card game. No preregistration is necessary. Card players must
be members; a minimal fee to play.
Monday/Friday: Bridge and “500”
Tuesday: Player’s Choice
Wednesday: Euchre
Thursday: Pfeiffer
• 4-hour: Thurs., Dec. 11, 6-10pm
• 4-hour: Wed., Jan. 21, 6-10pm
• 4-hour: Thur., Feb. 12, 1:15-5:15pm
• 8-hour: March 10 & 11, 6-10pm
• 4-hour: Thurs., Mar. 26, 6-10pm
A volunteer will help write this important document that describes your health
care wishes. Make a confidential appointment that is convenient for you.
Free service.
Join this class and make special occasion or
seasonal cards using the latest techniques
and supplies. Please pre-register, call 3327357 for upcoming class dates. Cost $3.
Need More Info?
Call 507-332-7357 or see www.faribaultseniorcenter.org.
More FASC Programs!
& Dine
With Us!
By Jennifer Bimberg
Dining Site Manager,
Special Events Coordinator
[email protected]
Senior Dining is a place
where seniors can enjoy a delicious, home-cooked meal
that is designed with their
specific nutrition in mind.
Call or stop in for menu and
special dinners.
Meals Served Mon.-Fri., 11:30am.
Cost: Suggested $3.50 donation for age 60 and up,
$6.00 for those under age 60. Find a monthly menu at
www.faribaultseniorcenter.org. Serving locations in-
Monday Morning
FASC Membership
The Faribault Senior Center is a membership based organization, with dues paid annually. Membership is open to individuals who are 50 years and older.
Your membership supports the programs and services that
are offered through the center like social activities, educational programs and more. Plus, through your support we
are here every day answering questions and providing resources for your needs.
Stop in to fill out a membership application or download
one from our website at www.faribaultseniorcenter.org
2015 dues remain the same as the 2014! Just $25/single and
& Special Dinners
Meal reservations are required, please call 332-7357!
Christmas Dinner
Dec. 19
December Birthday Party Dec. 17
New Year’s Eve Brunch Dec. 31
Valentine’s Day Dinner Feb. 14
No time to do any holiday
baking this year? Don’t
worry! You’ll have plenty of
time to purchase all of your
holiday goodies at the annual
FASC Bake Sale.
The event is open to the public; with the doors opening to
the public for shopping between 9am–4pm.
Are you caring for someone with dementia from
Alzheimer’s or another cause and in need of support?
Gather with us on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 7:30
to 8:30 p.m. at Milestone Senior Living at 2500 14th
Street NE in Faribault for a time of learning and sharing.
This group is open to all; no charge. Call Brenda at 3327357 for more information.
This valuable service provides assistance to anyone who
has a question or concern about the well-being of an older
adult. The Senior Center maintains networking with senior care agencies and organizations in this area, so if you
have any senior-related questions or concerns, don't hesitate to stop by the Senior Center or call at 332-7357.
Bake Sale
Mon., Dec. 8,
Coffee Chat is an informal discussion and question session
that gives community members a chance to learn about
various programs and services in the community. This
program is free and open to the public. Watch for upcoming dates and speakers.
clude FASC, Golden Meadows Apartments.
Meets 1st Mondays, 9-10am
Did you catch the latest newscast? Read the morning
paper? Come share your ideas and hear what others
are thinking. FASC members only; call ahead for
latest topic.
e Coffee Shop
Open Monday-Friday!
Add the Coffee Shop to your list of places to meet.
Enjoy a delicious cup of great coffee and fresh
baked treats at a reasonable price. No FASC membership is ever required to visit the Coffee Shop, so
you are always welcome to stop in.
FASC will host trained AARP volunteers in providing free
tax help beginning in early February 2015. We will start
accepting appointments beginning on January 12th. Those
eligible to use the free tax assistance are taxpayers with
low income, with special attention to those age 60 and
older. There is no cost, but you must make an appointment
by calling 332-7357.
See FASC’s website or call
332-7357 for details on these
Financial and Legal Planning
Resources for older adults which provide information relating to financial and legal topics.
Gift Ideas from FASC
Virtual Learning
Looking for Holiday Gift Ideas?
Gift certificates are available for any of the many services provided by FASC like:
c Senior Dining
c Membership Dues
c Foot Clinic
c Clothes Closet
Through a webcam and internet connection, we
will be continuing our Video Conference education classes in 2015.
What About Giving Kwik Trip Cards?
Encore Academy Series
The FASC also has Kwik Trip cards available. With every card purchased, Kwik Trip donates a whopping 10% back to FASC. Several denominations of cards including $10, $20,
$25, $50 and $100 are on hand.
Experience lifelong learning and personal enrichment through monthly lectures. Open to the public; fee for non-members.
Here are some ideas for the Kwik Trip cards for gifts:
Healthy Living
• These cards make great birthday, appreciation and Christmas gifts
• Stop in at the Senior Center to make your purchase. There are several denominations to choose from.
• The gas and gift cards are available for anyone in the community to purchase, not just senior center members.
Regular programming designed to highlight aspects of healthy living and healthy aging.
Did you attend a program or a class at the FASC this year, have a
meal or stop in for a cup of coffee? Did you call FASC with a
question or refer someone else for assistance? If you believe in
the work we are doing, please consider supporting us by contributing to our annual Fund Drive. Please make a donation by
Dec. 31 to support the valuable programs at your FASC.
DEC., JAN. & FEB. 2015
The FASC is a non-profit organization. Your monetary donation is tax-deductible.
Name: _________________________________________________
Gift Amount:_____________________
Please detach this coupon and drop off or mail to:
Faribault Area Senior Center
19 W. Division Street, Faribault, MN 55021
The FASC extends a sincere thank you for your gift!
321 Central Avenue
Faribault, MN 55021
Phone: 332-7372
---------------------------Box Office Hours:
Tues. - Sat. 12-5, Thurs. 12-8pm
n Gallery Exhibits
Gallery Exhibit Nov. 18-Jan. 6
Lois Vranesh Gallery:
Katrina Smith “Pushing Perspective”
Gallery Exhibit Nov. 18-Jan. 6
Artist Reception: Nov. 21, 5-7pm
Exhibit Jan. 6-Feb. 17, 2015
Artists Reception Jan. 9, 5-7pm
Carlander Gallery: Jessica Prill
Vranesh Boardroom Gallery: Joel Timm
Carlander Gallery:
Five Sisters – Diane Juvland, Randine Meehl,
Barbara Wegner, Donna Ondler, & Pat Sandman
Exhibit Feb. 17-April 7, 2015
Artists Reception Feb. 20, 5-7pm
Carlander Gallery: Dave Angell
Vranesh Boardroom Gallery:
Julie M. Fakler, SAFE Sanctuary Portraits
Ryan Heinritz, Executive Director
n Events
n Magician
& Entertainer
See the Paradise website for details:
n 5th Annual
Wall of Wine & Beer Tasting Event
Dec. 5-6, 11-13, at 7:30pm
Dec. 7 & 14 at 2pm
Presented by the Merlin Players
Written by Mala Burt and Laura Ambler
Pints & Vines Event
Sponsored by Bauer’s Southside Liquors.
Saturday, February 21, 7:00pm
Tickets: $17 M/$22 NM
The only event in town where you could potentially win a wall of wine or beer in the same
night. Sample a variety of fine wines and handcrafted brews.
Fri., Jan. 16, 7pm
$12 /$15 NM/$8
Part of the 2015
Crossroads Family
fun and laughs happen fast with Jerry Frasier. An experienced entertainer of over 20 years, this former East Coast
educator has a distinctive voice and comic energy that truly brings audience participation to a
new level. From close-up miracles to stage illusions, you and your family will be amazed and
ask, how’d he do that.
n Mark Allen & The Over & Back Band
n Education
See the Paradise Art Center website for details:
Fri., Dec. 19, 7:30pm
Tickets: $15 M/$19 NM/$10 Students.
Look out there is a different kind of Santa coming to town! Get ready to Rock the tree top with
Mark Allen and the Over & Back Band as they
take you on a wild sleigh ride with your beloved
holiday classics. It’s all about peace, joy, & rock
and roll!
Dec. 6, 10-11am
M $7/NM $9.00
Ages 7 & up, 6 & under
need a helper. Get creative and decorate a pre-made
ceramic plate for the Holidays. The whole family
can participate. Plates will be glazed with a foodsafe glaze. Supply fee $6.
Instructor: Julie Fakler
Jan. 17, 9:30-11:30am
M $14/NM $18.
Ages 7 & up, ages 6
& under will need a
Learn step by step on how to paint a portrait of your
pet. Learn about underpainting, form, shape and
color. Bring a photo of your pet to class. If you
don’t have a pet, don’t worry. Photos of pets will be
available. Wear clothes that can get paint
on them. Supply fee $6. Instructor: Julie Fakler
Feb. 20, 7:00pm.$12 Members / $15 Non Members / $8 Students GRAMMY Nominated,
Justin Roberts is truly one of the "all-stars" of
the indie family music scene. With numerous
national awards and recognition and a devoted
fan base, Justin and The Not Ready for Naptime
Players dish out unexpectedly intelligent and
whimsically rocking music for kids and parents.
Part of the 2015 KGP Logistics Music Season
Furia is an ensemble of innovative musicians
including Northfield’s Meredith Fierke, Steve
McKinstry, and Schuyler Petersen. Furia crafts
unexpected combinations of color and counterpoint. Soaring vocal melodies and intricate instrumentation, reminiscent of 19th century art
music, are joined with a “glass scraping, metaledged” soundscape of the industrial world creating a unique aesthetic. The show will feature a
gallery exhibiton in the Carlander Gallery debuting a line of jewelry by Jessica Prill, inspired
by Furia’s music.
n KGP Logistics Presents
Friday, Feb 6, 2015, 7:30pm
$17 M/$22NM /$10 Students
Part of the 2015 KGP Logistics Music Season
Regulars at the Dakota Jazz Club, The New
Standards are a rock and jazz trio known for
their personality-laden brand of engaging performance and extraordinary musicality.
June 17-21, 2015
n Part of the 2015 Crossroads Family Season
Fri., Jan 9, 7:30pm
$17 M/$22 NM/$10 Students
Faribault Heritage Days
Advertise free in the Buckham Bulletin
if you are a qualifying non-profit agency.
For details, contact Jeff Jarvis at 384-0516 or
[email protected]
Sat., Feb. 14, 7:30pm. $17 M/$22 NM
Want a great night out of comedy you can relate too? Then you need to check out the Baby
Boomer Comedy Show! In this hilarious 90minute theatrical event, fellow baby boomers
and veteran comedians Jan McInnis and Kent
Rader hit all the familiar topics you’re dealing
with. . . family, kids, work, do-it-yourself projects, dieting, aging and they do it with clean
humor that’s been a hit across the nation.
n Presenting The Fabulous Love Handles
Sat., Jan. 31, 7pm. $17 /$22NM.
Don’t miss the hottest ticket of the winter and
the best group outing of the season! Dance off
the winter blues with an evening filled of unbelievable live music from one of Southern MN’s
most popular bands! Playing music spanning the
60's, 70's, 80's and today!
Plate Class
Paint Your
Pet’s Portrait!
n The Baby Boomer Comedy Show
Know of a Faribault citizen to nominate for the
Heritage Days Grand Marshal? The Grand Parade
will again honor Faribault businesses celebrating
a milestone anniversary. For example, we will
honor businesses that have been a part of
Faribault for 20 years, 25 years, 30 years, etc.
Volunteers are needed! If interested, please
contact Jason at 507-334-1821.
n Paradise Community Theatre
Feb. 27, 28 7:30pm. $14 Adults $10 Students.
“It’s Not you, It’s Me” by Don Zolidis, Directed
by Kelly Huff. “This Is a Play” by Daniel
MacIvor, Directed by Brock Lammers. “Man
and God, Having a Few Beers and Talking
Things Over” by Jeffery Scott. Directed by
Ryan Heinritz.
1st Annual
Faribault Baseball
Prospects Camp
Mon. Dec. 29 & Tues. Dec. 30, 2014
Gr. 4-6: 8-10am
Gr. 7-9: 10:30am-12:30pm
Gr. 10-12: 1-3pm
Shattuck-St. Mary’s Dome
Faribault, MN
Includes current and former professional and
college baseball players.
Register at www.faribaultbaseball.com
Adult Programs
v Hydroponic Gardening
(Open to seniors. $20 per person; $18 per member.)
Wed., Dec. 3, 1-3pm
Naturalist Amber will show you how to have a fresh green garden
in December. Learn all about hydroponics or soilless gardening.
Several different systems of hydroponic gardens will be demonstrated as well as creating your own take home garden. Pre-registration is required.
Helping People Discover, Enjoy, Understand,
and Preserve the Incredible Natural World That
Surrounds Us!
Ben Van Gundy,
River Bend
Nature Center
1000 Rustad Road
Faribault, MN Phone:
v Seniors Luncheon
(Open to seniors. $12 per person; $10 for members.)
Third Wednesdays of Dec. through Feb., 12-1:30pm
Join us each month for a natural history program and lunch at
River Bend! On the third Wednesday of every month, we’ll host a
program for seniors that will start with a brief reading, followed by
lunch, and a 30-minute program on a natural history topic. This indoor program will be hosted in the Interpretive Center. Please
RSVP by the Friday before the program.
Like Us on Facebook!
Facebook: fb.me/RiverBendMN
Twitter: @riverbendMN
v Holly Jolly Night Hike
(All ages. $5 per person; $3 per member.)
Fri., Dec. 5, 7-8:30pm
Venture on a walk through the woods by the light of the
moon, use nocturnal senses and discover wonders of the
night. Includes refreshments. Weather permitting.
v National
Eagle Center
v Feast Forward
(Open to adults. $20 per person; $15 per River Bend or MAEE member.)
Sat., Dec. 13, 5-8pm
Do Good. Have Fun. Do both at this traveling social event that
raises money for the best environmental education causes through
entertainment and sharing a meal. It’s a meal, a program, and a
networking event all rolled into one! Dress to go outside. Pre-registration is preferred.
(All ages, youth under 16
must be accompanied by an
adult. $40 per person; $35 for
Come Enjoy
A Family Event
at River Bend!
Sun., Jan. 25, 2015. 12-4pm
River Bend Nature Center celebrates the winter
season with WinterFest! Join us for outdoor fun
and warm eats inside! We’ll have games, snowshoes, kick sleds to ride, and more activities to
be determined. Details will be on our web site.
Sun., Dec. 14, 10am-4:30pm
Join us on a bus trip to visit
the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, MN. We’ll enjoy a live
eagle program and watch eagles as they feed on fish. The Eagle
Center has interactive displays throughout two floors and hundreds
of eagles that frequent the open water outside the visitor’s center.
Winter Solstice
Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe
(All ages, children with an adult. $10 per person; $5 for members.)
Sun., Dec. 21, 5-7pm
The winter solstice marks the shortest day and longest night of the
year. Cross-country skis and snowshoes can both be rented from
River Bend and are included in the overall price. In event that
there is not enough snow we will have a winter solstice hike instead. Bring your head lamps! Wear warm boots.
Winter Programs
lDress for the weather. Programs are subject to
change; please check our website for current information: www.rbnc.org.
v Bagels
& Birds
FREE for all ages)
First Sat. in Dec.-Feb.
Join a naturalist in the
comfort of the building
to observe bird (and
other) visitors to our
backyard habitat feeding
area. Enjoy coffee and
bagels in a relaxed atmosphere while watching the antics of wildlife.
DEC., JAN. & FEB. 2015
A sampling of River Bend’s best programs, just for homeschoolers! Open to grades Kindergarten through 6th. Cost: $7.50 per
child. No pre-registration required.
v Winter Animal Tracking
Mon., Jan. 26, 3-4:30pm
During this class, participants will learn to read a variety of signs
animals leave as they go about their daily activities. Participants
can also become nature detectives to find out whose track it is and
what the animal was doing there.
v Winter Fun:
Snowshoes &
Mon., Feb. 23, 3-4:30pm
During this class, participants
will explore nature in the winter using snowshoes and kicksleds to traverse the winter
landscape. Participants will
learn about the fascinating origins of and types of snowshoes and how useful a
kicksled can be. Wear warm
v Snowshoe
Family program fees (unless otherwise noted) are
$2 per person, $6 per family, free for RBNC members. Dress for the weather. All ages are welcome
to participate!
(All ages, children with an
adult. $10 per person; $5 for
Sun., Jan. 11, 1-2:30pm
Don’t let the winter weather
keep you indoors! Learn how
easy and fun snowshoeing
can be while experiencing the
great outdoors! Proper clothing, technique and equipment will be discussed. Wear warm boots.
We will also be learning about winter wildlife tracks and signs.
Pre-registration is required.
v Snow Day (All ages. Cost TBD)
Fri., Feb. 13, 1-4pm
No school day! Join the naturalists to enjoy some fun outdoor
games. We will learn about snow, how it’s made, and the uniqueness of snowflakes while playing games. Then we will come inside to enjoy some hot chocolate while learning about Minnesota
winter birds by helping count birds for Project FeederWatch. We
will make bird houses and feeders out of recycled materials. Preregistration is required.
v Antlers & Aging
(Ages 12 & up. $10 per person; $8 for members.)
Sun., Feb. 22, 2-4pm
Learn about antlers and horns and tips for finding shed antlers. We
will head outside to look for sheds that have been hidden throughout the property. We will also learn techniques for aging deer. Preregistration required.
Gear Rentals
River Bend has eight miles of groomed cross-country
ski trails that are available for public use free of
charge during our open trail hours of 6am to 10pm.
Skiers need to purchase a “Great MN Ski Pass” from
the MN DNR to ski on our trails.
Snowshoes are available to rent for adults and kids.
There must be at least six inches of snow on the
ground to snowshoe. Rentals are available during Interpretive Center hours of M-F 9am-5pm and Sat
9am-4pm. Price: $5 for River Bend members; $10
for nonmembers.
Spinning ®
Our classes feature a
variety of cardiovascular
training, consisting of endurance and strength,
classes are designed for
Beginners. Call up to a
you are all
in, or all out,
Faribault Park &
Rec has answers for
your health & well-being!
week ahead to reserve
your bike in the class you
prefer! Purchase the All-Around Pass and take all the classes you want!
Find a current schedule www.faribault.org/parks.
Schedule: Sat. 11:15am, Sun. 6pm, Tues. 5:30pm, Thurs. 6:00am
Punchcard: $50 (10X) Drop-In Rate: $7.00
Spinnining Season Runs to February 16, 2015
Trail User Friendly
The City of Faribault has become one of the most trailfriendly cities in southern Minnesota due to smart city planning and financing by local, state, and federal funding.
Faribault is a trail user’s dream--nine miles of in-city trails,
with the White Sands Sakatah Trailhead facility (with heated
bathrooms) providing access to well over 40 more miles. The
asphalt pathways are designed around some of the city’s most
beautiful features--bluffs, parks, rivers and lakes. Head outdoors this winter for some fresh air in the city parks and on
the trails!
Picnics in the Parks?
Plan ahead in order to enjoy your spring and summer party
or family reunions at Faribault parks! Mark your calendars
now for March 1 - the first day when park shelter reservations
can be made at the Park & Rec office.
Dance Classes
Winter Session: Feb. 1, 8 & 15, 2015
Learn to dance with Vic Albrecht, a veteran dance instructor who teaches a wide variety of lessons across the state.
Come to Faribault’s longest running dance program. Combine music and dance for fun, socialization and exercise!
See page 9 for more details!
Strength Training for Seniors
Tuesday Strength Training
#163J: Tues. Nov. 25-Dec. 30, 9:30am $21
#163K: Tues. Jan. 6-Feb. 10, 9:30am $21
See page 9 for more Yoga and Pilates Classes!
Facility Upgrades!
Come check out the bright new walls, new fitness room
equipment, and new flooring in the Fitness Center. In addition, new full-length lockers have been installed in the locker
room. Rental rates for these lockers will stay the same as before...very reasonable.!
Online P & R Resources
Play The Fastest Game in Town!
- City Park Amenities
Check out Park & Rec’s indoor courts - for drop-in play or for
league! Enjoy a great way to have fun, improve your fitness, and
socialize with friends! See page 7 for more details!
- City Park & Trail Map
- Parks, Trails & Shelters
Open Pickleball
- Sakatah Trail Brochure
- Alexander Park Amenities
Join other players for open play on Tuesday and
Thursday mornings, 7am-10am, and Tuesday
evenings, 6:30-8pm in the Community Center Gym.
Fee: $2 per time, or a 14-use punchcard for $20.
- Buckham Bulletin www.faribault.org
Park & Rec’s
Fitness Center Rates - 2015
Group Fitness
All-Around Pass*
Park & Rec’s Group Fitness Program
is the Best-kept Secret in Town!
One Month All-Around
Three Month All-Around
Six Month All-Around
Annual All-Around
(Includes use of Sauna & Locker Rooms)
* Plus applicable tax
*The All-Around Pass feaures unlimited use of the Fitness Center, Racquetball, Spinning Classes, Gymnasium (Open Gym), Group Fitness Classes,
Water Aerobic Classes, Indoor Lap Swim and Open Swim, Pilates Classes,
They’ve been transforming body, mind, and spirit for nearly a
decade. The experienced instructors, unique programming, and
wide variety of fitness equipment are just a few things that make
the program unique. A spacious and comfortable atmosphere
makes getting fit an inspiring adventure--for both men and
women. Our classes are for beginners, intermediate and advanced
fitness enthusiasts! A wide range of classes are skillfully designed
with your needs in mind. You won’t be lost in a crowd! Class
sizes are limited and offered frequently, enabling trainers to spend
the time necessary to maximize results.
and Open Pickleball.
Typical Class Schedule
Fitness Center Memberships Single
One-hour classes are held at the Washington Center gym.
Daily Fitness Center Rate
Monday Tabata + 5:15am, Tabata Bootcamp 5:15, PIYO 6:20pm
One Mo. Fitness Center
Tuesday Lunchtime Weights 12:15pm, Zumba Tone 5:15pm, Zumba
Three-Mo. Fitness Center
Six-Month Fitness Center
Thursday PIYO 4:30pm, Zumba 5:30pm
Annual Fitness Center
Punch Card (14x)
New! Sauna Punchcard 14x (Or $5 Daily) $44*
Saturday Tabata + 8:15am (Aqua Zumba 10am @ Park & Rec Pool)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------Fee: $47.25 Punchcard (14-Classes, just $3.38 per class!)
(Includes use of Sauna & Locker Rooms)
* Plus applicable tax
Racquetball - Locker Room - Sauna - PRECOR
Tabata Plus 5:15am, Bag Boxing 5:15pm
PIYO 12:15pm
For a current monthly schedule: