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  • Town of Dyer Parks & Recreation 2014 Winter/ Spring Leisuregram
  • www.tow nofd yer.co m General Information Town of Dyer - Parks and Recreation Board Mike Kapitan, President Cathy Lareau, Vice President Dane Huebner, Executive Secretary Maria Gurtler, Member Debbie Astor, Town Council Liaison William Enslen, Town Attorney Town of Dyer - Parks & Recreation Department Town Hall Glen L. Eberly Municipal Building 1 Town Square Dyer IN 46311 The Dyer Parks & Recreation Board meets regularly on the 2nd Wednesday of each month for their monthly meeting and on the 4th Wednesday of each month for a study session. Both meetings are held at the Town Hall at 6:30pm. Town of Dyer - Town Council Joe Cinko, President (Ward 1) Debbie Astor, Vice President (Ward 5) Jeff Dekker, Member (Ward 2) Mary Tanis, Member (Ward 4) Connee Trepton, Member (Ward 3) Town of Dyer - Clerk-Treasurer Pat Hawrot, IAMC / CMC Contact Information Office Hours: Monday - Friday | 8am - 4pm Phone: (219) 865-2505 Fax: (219) 865-4233 Website: www.townofdyer.com/parks E-mail: parks@townofdyer.com Facebook: Dyer Parks and Recreation See page 13 for mail-in or drop-off registration procedures Parks and Recreation Staff Mark Heintz, CPRP, Director of Parks and Recreation Andrea Daliege, Recreation Supervisor Lorraine Copenhaver, Clerk Danielle Fiorio, Part-Time Clerk Alyce DeBoer, Recreation Program Coordinator Now accepting applications for Summer Recreation Staff. Pick up an application at the Dyer Parks & Recreation office. DR. ANDREW MANSUETO - FAMILY PRACTICE OF OPTOMETRY 2 Large Selection of Frames Insurance Accepted All Types of Contact Lenses VSP Provider Laservision Correction Consultant Prairie States Provider Sunglasses, Sport Glasses, EyeMed Provider Safety Glasses Member AOA & IOA 942 Richard Road, Dyer 219-864-1430
  • W in te r /Spr in g 20 14 Park Rules Living Tree & Park Bench Memorials Park Bench Memorials are also available. For a donation of $750 we will install a park bench with a plaque on the seat back of the bench in a park of your choice. Exact locations will be determined by staff but suggestions are welcome. For more information on either program contact Dyer Parks & Recreation at (219) 865-2505. Park rules are enforced by the Dyer Police Dept. If you see someone vandalizing or violating these rules please call the Dyer Police Dept. at (219) 865-1163. Town of Dyer Residents and Non-Residents Dyer-Munster Recreation Partnership Programs and Services are available to both residents and non-residents of the Town of Dyer, Indiana. Residents are those that pay taxes to the Town of Dyer through your property tax bill. Residents also typically pay for water service through the Town of Dyer and not a private water provider. Unincorporated areas of Dyer, Indiana 46311 are non-residents as zero of your tax dollars support the Town of Dyer and respective departments. Non-residents typically pay a higher fee for participation in most programs and events. If you have a question as to whether or not you are a resident, please call us with your address. Please be prepared to show proof of residency at registration. In a continued effort to bring more recreational opportunities to the residents of the Town of Dyer, Dyer Parks & Recreation has entered into a partnership with Munster Parks & Recreation. Town of Dyer residents can register for recreation programs with Munster Parks & Recreation at the Munster resident rate. Registration for the Munster program must be done through the Town of Munster. This partnership does not include pool fees (season passes, admission or rental fees), facility rentals (shelters, gazebo, dog park, Plum Creek Center, social center), or Munster ‘Keen-ager’ programs. For more information contact Munster Parks & Recreation at (219) 836-PARK. General Information Help improve the quality of life and the environment by having a tree planted in one of your Dyer Parks to remember or honor a person or organization. A minimum donation of $200 will purchase a tree. You may designate the park but Dyer Parks & Recreation will determine the exact location. Trees are planted each fall. As part of your donation, the person’s name, year of donation and park will be added to one of the Living Tree Memorial plaques on display at the Dyer Town Hall. 1. Parks are open from Dawn until Dusk (unless authorized by permit or Parks and Recreation activity). 2. Pets are allowed in town parks according to posted restrictions. They must be leashed and cleaned up after. Owners are responsible for their pets. 3. Motorized vehicles are prohibited in parks except in designated parking areas. 4. No alcohol is allowed (unless authorized by permit). 5. Golfing is not allowed in parks. 6. No littering or dumping of household garbage or yard waste. 7. Fishing is not allowed at Pheasant Hills Park lake. 8. All town ordinances will be strictly enforced. 9. Groups of 15 or more require a permit. Most activities have registration deadlines. Don’t wait until the last day to register as a program may already be filled up. Table of Contents General Information ....................... 2 Board Officials Contact Information General Information ....................... 3 Living Tree and Park Bench Memorials Park Rules Residents and Non-Residents Dyer-Munster Partnership Early Childhood programs .............. 4 Kindermusik Programs Early Childhood programs .............. 5 Spring Flower Craft Li’l Pizza Makers Bumper Bowling Little Dragons Easter Egg Decorating (2-6 yrs) Kick’n with the Kids Early Childhood/Youth programs.... 6 Mommy & Me Gymnastics Preschool Gymnastics 1 Trampoline & Tumbling Preschool Two Hour Tumbling Beginner Girls Gymnastics Beginner Boys Gymnastics Mother’s Day Craft National Kids to Park Day (FREE) Youth programs.............................. 7 Easter Egg Decorating (7-12 yrs) Bowling Knitting Wado-Ki Karate Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt Bowling Fundamentals BLAST! (Babysitter Lessons & Safety Training) Adult programs ............................... 8 Wholesome Homemade Cooking Class WERQ Bike Riding Clinic (FREE) Yoga Zumba Pilates Adult programs ............................... 9 Co-Rec Volleyball T’ai Chi Chih (Advanced) CPR/AED/First Aid Beginner Guitar Lessons Stress Relief Crafting Workshop Golf Lessons Beginner Latin Dance Special Events ............................... 10 Mother-Son Scavenger Hunt Spring Appraisal Show Chicks Fun Run (GIRLS ONLY) Easter Egg Hunt (FREE) Facility Rentals ...............................11 Plum Creek Center 2014 Picnic Shelter Reservations General Information ........................12 Refund Policy Photo Policy Golden Opportunity Coupon Books Create a Class Registration Policies Program Registration & Form .........13 Special Needs & General Info.........14 Cooperative Special Recreation Initiative Winter Coloring Contest Young Rembrandt’s Classes Junior Leader Application Advertising Information Special Information .........................15 Dog Park Information Dog Park Seminar (FREE) Daddy Daughter Dance Special Events................................16 2014 Spring Craft Show 3
  • www.tow nofd yer.co m Early Childhood Kindermusik Programs In Kindermusik classes, the instructor leads a group of parents and their children through joyful activities, using music and movement. Parents learn more about their child’s unique developmental process, and the shared learning experience creates a bond as the child associates learning with fun, musical play. Sign language is incorporated into each of the classes. Material fees are paid to the instructor at the first class. This fee is in addition to the program fee. Min. 4/Max. 8 students per class. Kindermusik Village (newborn – 2 years old with parent/caregiver): 14 week session / 2 curriculum Village introduces multiple levels of activities appropriate for the different stages of development in this age range. Relaxation and social times are built into the 45-minute lesson to meet adult needs. Parent/caregiver participation required. Sign language is incorporated into class. Dew Drops: Dew Drops takes Child and Parent/Caregiver into the middle of a flower garden, seeing the Dew Drops glisten in the morning sun and feeling the cool breeze blow, a true multi-sensory experience! Varying styles of music are represented from the lively Celtic dance of the Belfast Hornpipe to the gentle, soothing melody of Scarborough Fair. Whether hammocking, dancing a jig, exploring a drum, singing a lullaby or using a mirror in vocal play activities, Child and Caregiver can celebrate the joys of music and their special relationship. Cock-a-doodle Moo!: explores a farm theme through music, motion, and multi-sensory activities. Child will enjoy the movement of a “hayride,” the vocal play and discovery using farm animal sounds (cock-a-doodle-OINK!), and lots of singing activities ranging from classic favorites like Old MacDonald and You are My Sunshine to a Swedish rhythm song and a beautiful Armenian lullaby. Material fee includes: 2 CD’s, 2 books, 2 instruments and 4 art banners Code: 1000 1001 Fee: Material Fee: Location: Days: Dates: Time: Thursdays Feb. 13 - May 22 12:30pm - 1:15pm Fridays Feb. 7 - May 23 10:35am - 11:20am $140 residents / $145 non-residents (per session) $70 payable to instructor on 1st day Town Hall (Activity Room B) No class: March 27 March 28 & April 18 Feb. 5 Registration Deadline: Feb. 5 Kindermusik Our Time (2 – 3½ years old with parent/caregiver): 14 week session The key element to Kindermusik Our Time is the use of developmentally appropriate guidelines. Children learn through interaction with materials, adults, other children and their environmental space. Exploration Time encourages your child’s discovery of instruments, textures, sounds and movement. The anticipation and rewards of listening are introduced, and with turn taking activities, social skills blossom. Sign language is incorporated into class. This class prepares your child for the independence of preschool. Parent/caregiver participation is required. Away We Go!: Toddlers love to GO in Away We Go! Going is their gift, their license to venture out into the world and their means of retreating to the security of Dad or Mom. With toddlers’ desire to go comes an attraction to other things that go – people, animals, pull toys, tricycles, cars, planes, and the list goes on. Away We Go! Focuses on things that go, leading you in an exploration into the world of transportation. “What are things that go?” “How do they go?” “How do they sound when they go?” “Can I go like that?” “Can I make sounds like that?” Guided by these simple questions we will journey through developmentally appropriate activities relating to trains, cars, buses, horses, wagons, airplanes, and boats. Materials fee includes: 2 CD’s, home activity book, 2 music and movement books, two harmonicas (one for child/one for parent), and train carrying case (14 week session) Code: 1002 1003 1004 Fee: Material Fee: Location: Days: Dates: Time: Tuesdays Feb. 11- May 20 10:45am-11:30am Thursdays Feb. 13 – May 22 9:30am - 10:15am Fridays Feb. 7 – May 23 9:30am - 10:15am $155 residents / $160 non-residents (per session) $65 payable to instructor on 1st day Town Hall (Activity Room B) No class: March 27 March 27 March 28 & April 18 Registration Deadline: Feb. 5 Feb. 5 Feb. 5 Kindermusik Imagine That! (3½ – 5 years old without parent): 14 week session The class is designed for children to attend without an adult for about 30-35 minutes and then parents/caregivers and siblings join the class for the last 10-15 minutes for sharing time. The first day of class parents stay for the entire class with no siblings. Within the weekly lessons and at home, your preschooler’s unique affinity to learn through pretend play is the foundation to this musical curriculum. Sign language is incorporated into this class. Toys I Make, Trips I Take: What’s more exciting to a 3 or 4 year old than a new toy? How about an entire Toy Shop full of toys! A remarkable toy shop, filled with boats, trains, ball, jack-in-the-box and many other toys is exactly what your child will enjoy in Toys I Make, Trips I Take. While activities are centered on a child’s pretend play and imagination, the unit firmly integrates the learning process by placing a strong musical emphasis on singing, steady beat and ensemble, as well as rhythm and rhythmic patterns. Material fee includes: a drum, 2 literature books, home activity book, pretend Toy Shop, backpack and 2 CD’s. (14 week session) Code: 1005 1006 Fee: Material Fee: Location: Days: Dates: Time: Thursdays Feb. 13 – May 22 10:45 am - 11:30am Fridays Feb. 7 – May 23 11:45am - 12:30pm $170 residents / $175 non-residents (per session) $70 payable to instructor on 1st day Town Hall (Activity Room B) No class: March 27 March 28 & April 18 Registration Deadline: Feb. 5 Feb. 5 Kindermusik Family Time (6 months – 7 years old with parent/caregiver): 10 week session Bringing children of all ages together provides a dynamic and integrated learning experience for everyone. Sign language is incorporated into each class. Min.4/Max.10 Material fee includes: CDs, books, and 2 instruments. (10 week session) Code: 1007 Fee: Material Fee: Location: Days: Dates: Time: No class: Registration Deadline: Min/Max: Tuesdays Feb. 18 - April 29 6:00pm - 6:45pm March 25 Feb. 11 5/12 $125 residents / $130 non-residents (for first child) $85 residents / $90 non-residents (for second child) $65 residents / $70 non-residents (for third child) $60 payable to instructor on 1st day (This fee is for one or two students. $15 for extra instrument for 3rd child.) Town Hall (Activity Room B) Note: Children under 6 months are free if attending with older sibling. KINDERMUSIK PLAYDATES Get out of the house and come experience a Kindermusik class in January when you might have cabin fever! If you’ve never done Kindermusik, this is a great introduction to the program. If you have participated, this is an opportunity to continue your musical fun until the winter/spring session begins in February. 4 Min 4/Max. 8 (per class). Ages: Fee: Location: newborn - 6 years old $8 residents / $11 non-res. (per class) Town Hall (Activity Room B) Code: Day: Time: 1014 (Fall) Thursday, Jan. 9 9:30 - 10:15am Register by Jan. 7 Code: Day: Time: 1015 (Fall) Friday, Jan. 24 10:00 - 10:45am Register by Jan. 22
  • W in te r /Spr in g 20 14 Spring Flower Craft Ages: Day: Time: Fee: Location: Limit: Code: 2-6 yrs. with parent Monday, March 10 5:30-6:15 pm $10 residents/ $11 non-residents Town Hall (Activity Room B) 5/20 1016 Li’l Pizza Makers Have fun making your very own 7” pizza! We will meet at Doreen’s Pizza where children will learn to roll the dough, spread the sauce and sprinkle the cheese on their pizza crust. What a delicious lunch this will be! A drink will also be provided. Ages: Time: Fee: Location: Limit: 3 - 6 year olds with parent 11:30am - 12:30pm $8 residents / $9 non-residents Doreen’s Pizza (726 Joliet (Rt. 30), Dyer) 5 / 10 Code:_______Date: 1017 Tuesday, March 18 Little Dragons Bumper Bowling Bumper Bowling for youngsters ages 3-6. All the fun of bowling and no gutter balls! Fee includes shoe rental and games for the entire session. Advance registration is required. Requests to be on the same lane can be requested at registration. Participants must wear bowling shoes. Smallest rental shoe is children’s size 8. Parent participation is required. Ages: Day: Time: Fee: Location: Limit: Code: 1018 1019 1020 3 - 6 yrs. with parent Mondays 4:00 - 4:45pm $23 residents / $25 non-residents (per session) Stardust Bowl III (1330 Sheffield Ave.) 9 / 15 (per session) Dates: Regis. Deadline: Feb. 3 - Feb. 24 Jan. 31 March 3 - March 31 (off 3/24) Feb. 28 April 7 - May 5 (off 4/21) April 4 Little Dragons is a karate program that will provide your child with basic techniques and escapes while developing self-confidence, focus, attention span, discipline, coordination and flexibility. Students are separated after stretching according to their rank. This is a year-round program but you can start at any session. Uniforms and rank certification are available from the instructor for an additional fee. This program gets the student ready to progress to the youth program. Wear comfortable clothes. Ages: Day: Code: 1023 1024 Time: Location: Ages: Day: Time: Fee: Location: Limit: Code: 2-6 yrs. Friday, April 4 5:30-6:15 pm $10 residents/ $11 non-residents Town Hall (Activity Room B) 5/20 1026 4 - 6 yrs. Tuesdays Dates: Jan. 28 - March 18 March 25 - May 20 (off May 6) 5:15 - 6:00pm Schererville Community Center Regis. Deadline: Jan. 24 March 21 (500 E. Joliet St., Schererville) Fee: Limit: $45 residents / $49 non-residents (per session) 3/15 (per session) Kick’n with the Kids NEW! Easter Egg Decorating (2-6 yrs old) New craft this year! Children ages 2-6 will have an Eggcellent time while decorating a one of a kind wooden egg. Participants will paint and decorate the egg with various art supplies. Your child will bring home a craft that you will be able to proudly display. Registration deadline is April 2. Registration Deadline: March 14 Early Childhood Spring is right around the corner and your little buds are anxious to get out and have some fun. Children will gather to create a cute flower craft and we will supply all materials. This craft is not only adorable to display, but incredibly edible and refillable! Register before March 7th in order to ensure a spot. Children will participate with their parent/caregiver as they are introduced to soccer. This program aims at teaching the importance of sportsmanship and teamwork while also making new friends. Activities will concentrate on introductory skills and techniques while also keeping things fun. Children should wear gym shoes and shin guards and bring a water bottle. Balls and t-shirts will be provided. Ages: Day: Time: Location: Code: 1027 1028 Fee: Limit: 3 - 6 yrs. with parent or caregiver Mondays 10:00 - 11:00am Dyer Indoor Soccer Arena (14914 W. 101st Ave, Dyer) Dates: Regis. Deadline Jan. 27 - Feb. 24 (off Feb. 17) Jan. 24 March 31 - April 28 (off April 21) March 28 $30 residents / $33 non-residents (per session) 7 / 15 (per session) 5
  • www.tow nofd yer.co m Early Childhood/Youth Midwest Training & Ice Center Dyer Parks & Recreation has teamed up with Midwest Training & Ice Center to offer you these classes at a special rate. No registration fee will be charged and you will be able to choose from various class times and days. Participants must call Midwest Training at (219) 558-8811 to schedule class days, times and availability. Participants are only purchasing 1 - (4) week consecutive program through the Dyer Parks & Recreation Department. Dyer Parks is not responsible for the scheduling of any classes. Mommy & Me Gymnastics This class will give you and your child the opportunity not only to learn fundamental gymnastics skills and practice gross motor skills, but to have social time interacting with other parents and children while spending quality time together. Each week new skills will be introduced while reviewing previous learned skills. Children at this age learn from repetition and enjoy seeing the same familiar setup. Attire: loose comfortable clothes & hair neatly off face. Ages: Days: Fee: Location: 18 months-36 months Choice of Wednesdays at 10:30am or Saturdays at 8:15am $70 residents Midwest Training & Ice Center (10600 White Oak Ave. Dyer) Preschool Gymnastics 1 This class will give you and your child the opportunity to learn fundamental gymnastics skills and gross motor skills, as well as social skills. Each week new skills will be introduced while reviewing previous learned skills. Children at this age learn from repetition and enjoy seeing the same familiar setup. Each week they will utilize three different events, choosing from: floor, beam, bars, vault, and trampoline. Attire: Leotards are recommended or athletic shorts and t-shirt for boys. No jewelry and hair neatly off face. Ages: Fee: Location: Trampoline & Tumbling Preschool This class will give you and your child the opportunity to learn fundamental gymnastics skills and gross motor skills, as well as social skills. Each week new skills will be introduced while reviewing previous learned skills. Children at this age learn from repetition and enjoy seeing the same familiar setup. Your child will learn a variety of skills throughout this class such as forward and backward rolls, cartwheel, seat drop on the trampoline, and spotter pike jump on the double mini just to name a few. Attire: Girls-leotard, socks, and hair neatly off face. Boys-shorts, t-shirt, and socks Ages: Fee: Location: 3-5 years old $70 Midwest Training & Ice Center (10600 White Oak Ave. Dyer) Beginner Girls Gymnastics 3-5 years old $80 Midwest Training & Ice Center (10600 White Oak Ave. Dyer) Two Hour Tumbling This class provides your child with the opportunity to advance his or her tumbling skills, and is tailored to each individual’s ability level. With 3 spring-floors, two tumble tracks, and foam pits, MTIC is the largest and best equipped facility in the area. Through various drills and exercises, children will learn a wide variety of new tumbling skills, and are able to spend a substantial amount of time at each station. Attire: Girls-T-shirt (no camisoles), shorts, and hair neatly off face. Boys-shorts, and t-shirt. Ages: Fee: Location: 6 years old & older $115 Midwest Training & Ice Center (10600 White Oak Ave. Dyer) Beginner Boys Gymnastics All beginners are welcome to the first level of gymnastics. Children can join this program at any time during the year, since there is no previous experience required. Classes will focus on vault, bars, beam, and floor. Skills are taught, practiced and reviewed each week using a safe progression in a fun atmosphere. Attire: Girls-Leotards are recommended and hair neatly off face. No jewelry. All beginners are welcome to the first level of gymnastics. Children can join this program at any time during the year, since there is no previous experience required. Classes will focus on vault, bars, beam, and floor. Skills are taught, practiced and reviewed each week using a safe progression in a fun atmosphere. Attire: Boys-T-shirt and athletic shorts. Ages: Fee: Location: Ages: Fee: Location: 6 years old & older $80 Midwest Training & Ice Center (10600 White Oak Ave. Dyer) Mother’s Day Craft Children ages 3-10 will be excited to join in on this special Mother’s Day Craft. Our staff will help your child create this one of a kind thumbprint keepsake along with a card & flowers. Sign up early so you don’t miss out on this class. Registration deadline is Tuesday, April 29th. 6 Ages: Date: Time: Location: Fee: Code: Limit: 3 - 10 year olds Friday, May 2 5:30 - 6:30pm Town Hall (Main Meeting Room) $10 residents / $11 non-residents 1106 5/25 6 years old & older $80 Midwest Training & Ice Center (10600 White Oak Ave. Dyer) National Kids to Park Day Join us on this great park adventure as we celebrate National Kids to Park Day. We will be celebrating this day by asking families and friends to join staff at Central Park (900 Central Park Blvd.), where we will examine nature by looking through a magnifying glass, go on a nature scavenger hunt, create a leaf & bark rubbing picture and design a nature collage. This event is FREE, but prior phone registration is required (219) 865-2505. Date: Time: Location: Fee: Code: Saturday, May 17 10:00-11:30am Central Park (900 Central Park Blvd.) FREE 1107
  • W in te r /Spr in g 20 14 Bowling NEW! Easter Egg Decorating (7-12 yrs old) Ages: Date: Time: Fee: Location: Limit: Code: 7-12 years old Monday, April 7 6:00-7:00pm $10 residents / $11 non-residents Town Hall (Activity Room B) 10 / 20 1108 Ages: Day: Time: Fee: Location: Limit: Code: 1110 1112 1113 Knitting Participants will be amazed at the fact that this craft is both creative and inspiring. Walk away with a feeling of accomplishment when you see the beautiful wearable and decorative items that you can make for yourself. Knitting is not only relaxing, but it helps to relieve tension and it’s FUN! Even if you know how to knit, this is a great opportunity to relax and socialize. Participants are required to bring 2 (size 8) knitting needles and 1-skein of knitting worsted yarn (no variegated or dark colors please). Items can be purchased at any craft store. Ages: Day: Time: Code: 1114 1115 1116 1117 Fee: Location: Limit: Children & Adults Fridays 5:00 - 6:00pm Dates: Regis. Deadline: Jan. 17 – Feb. 7 Jan. 15 Feb. 21 – March 14 Feb. 19 March 21 – April 11 March 19 April 25 – May 16 April 23 $20 residents / $22 non-residents (per session) Town Hall (Activity Room A) 2 / 8 (per session) & Adults s Teen too! 6 - 13 year olds Mondays 4:15 - 5:30pm $28 residents / $30 non-residents (per session) Stardust Bowl III (1330 Sheffield) 10 / 15 (per session) Dates: Regis. Deadline: Feb. 3 – Feb. 24 Jan. 31 March 3 –March 31 (off 3/24) Feb. 28 April 7 - May 5 (off 4/21) April 4 Youth Messy, Messy! We can handle any bunnies mess. Join us as we dye hard boiled eggs the traditional way and enjoy creating other types of eggs in a very untraditional way. Let your imagination run wild and let us provide all the materials. Registration deadline is Thursday, April 3. Stay active and have some fun! Register now for bowling. Each week we’ll bowl as much as time permits. We’ll have no more than three kids per lane to ensure more bowling time. Fee includes games and shoe rental for entire session. Wado-Ki Karate Sensei Roger Jerome (9th Degree) and Sensei Dotty Jerome (7th Degree) have spent years developing Wado-Ki, a style of the ancient Okinawan martial art of Karate that stresses discipline and promotes fitness. Ages: Day: Code: 1120 1121 Time: Location: Fee: Notes: 7 yrs. - adult Tuesdays Dates: Regis. Deadline: Jan. 28 - March 18 Jan. 24 March 25 - May 20 (off May 6) March 21 6:00 - 6:45pm Schererville Community Center (500 E. Joliet St., Schererville) $45 residents / $49 non-residents (per session) *Wear comfortable clothes *Uniforms are not required to participate but are available from instructor for an additional cost if interested Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt Dyer Parks & Recreation is sponsoring a Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt will begin and end from inside Town Hall. Bob & Jack’s Pizza and a drink will be served to the participants before the hunt. All participants need to bring their own flashlight and bag. After ‘hunting’ in Elmer Miller Park, the event will conclude with a raffle held back inside Town Hall. Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 9th if spots remain. Ages: 9 - 12 year olds Date: Friday, April 11 Time: 7:00 - 8:15pm Location: Town Hall (main meeting room) Fee: $11 residents / $12 non-residents Code:1300 Limit: 15 / 60 Bowling Fundamentals This class will be an introduction to the wonderful sport of bowling and is perfect for children in grades K-8. During this class, children will learn about sportsmanship and will gain confidence and positive self-esteem. Bowling can be enjoyed as a family or an individual and will reinforce math concepts when keeping score. This program will also help with motor skills, movement concepts, social behavior, responsibility, physical fitness as well as hand-eye coordination. Younger children will learn how to hold the ball and throw. Older children will do the same along with learning the approach, release, follow through and delivery of the ball. We have also incorporated some fun academics into this class. Ages: 5 - 14 yrs. old Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm Location: Plum Creek Center Fee: $10 residents / $11 non-residents (per session) Limit: 6 / 21 Day: Sunday Code: Dates: Regis. Deadline 1122 Feb. 16 Feb. 13 1123 March 9 March 6 BLAST! (Babysitter Lessons & Safety Training) Interested in being certified for babysitting? Join our new BLAST! Training Course. BLAST! (Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training) is a 4 hour course which includes a course completion certificate, program materials (includes a student manual) and training in pediatric first aid, household safety and fundamentals of childcare. Please bring a snack and drink. Ages: Time: Location: Fee: Limit: Day: Code: 1126 1127 11- 15 yrs. 9:00 am - 1:00pm Town Hall (Activity Room B) $25 residents / $27 non-residents (per session) 5 / 15 (per session) Saturday Dates: Regis. Deadline: March 15 March 12 May 3 May 1 7
  • www.tow nofd yer.co m Adult Wholesome Homemade Cooking Class Learn how to make delicious desserts while sneaking in extra fruits and vegetables. Participants will learn to make wholesome, homemade treats the whole family will enjoy! Moms and Dads will enjoy learning to bake these unique and kid-tested treats. Registration Deadline is February 21. Ages: Day: Dates: Time: Fee: Location: Limit: Code: 18 & older Mondays Feb. 24 – March 31 7:00 - 8:00pm $35 residents / $38 non-residents Plum Creek Center (222 Schulte St.) 5 / 15 1200 Ages: Location: Fee: Limit: 16 & older Plum Creek Center (222 Schulte St. Dyer) $25 residents / $27 non-residents 7 / 20 Monday Classes Bike Riding Clinic Join Guy Gallicho, mentor to the Joyriders group, as he reacquaints participants with the enjoyment and benefits of riding a bicycle. This 60-90 minute informative clinic is designed for adults who are interested in being reintroduced to riding a bike or for the intermediate rider. Participants will also be introduced to topics including goal setting, planning, bike safety, basic maintenance review, internet resources, where to ride, what to bring on a ride, different types of bikes and local riding groups. You will gain a basic understanding for finding the right size bike and managing expectations about riding in traffic and bike trails. Prior phone registration is required, please call us at (219) 865-2505 to reserve a spot! Ages: Date: Time: Fee: Location: Limit: Code: WERQ Fitness Class WERQ is the Word! WERQ is a fiercely fun dance fitness workout based on current pop, rock, and hip hop music. WERQ’s warm up previews dance steps used in the class, making this workout achievable to a wide range of abilities. Yoga and balance inspired poses will be incorporated during the cool down. Please bring a towel and water bottle with you to class. 18 & older Thursday March 6 6:30 - 8:00pm FREE! Town Hall (Activity Room B) 5 / 15 1215 Time: Code: 1205 1206 1207 1208 6:00-6:45pm Dates: Jan. 20 - Feb. 10 Feb. 17 - March 10 March 17 - April 7 April 28 - May 19 Regis. Deadline: Jan. 17 Feb. 14 March 14 April 25 Thursday Classes Time: Code: 1210 1211 1212 1213 6:00- 6:45pm Dates: Jan. 23 - Feb. 13 Feb. 20 - March 13 March 20 - April 10 May 1 - May 22 Regis. Deadline: Jan. 21 Feb. 18 March 18 April 29 Yoga Studies show that yoga is beneficial for good health and stress reduction. This class is a beginner’s level, Hatha style yoga class. Safety and proper alignment are emphasized. Participants will learn yoga poses, breathing techniques, meditative exercises and other lifestyle teachings from the yoga tradition. Participants should bring a mat and wear loose fitting clothes. Registration deadlines are 1 day prior to each session. CHECK OUT KNITTING FOR ADULTS ON PAGE 7! Ages: Limit: Day: Fee: Note: Code: 1224 1225 1226 1227 18 & older 6 / 10 (per session) Tuesdays $67 residents/ $73 non-residents (8 week session) These sessions are 8 weeks long Dates: Time: Location: Jan. 7 - Feb. 25 6:00-7:00pm Plum Creek Center (222 Schulte) Jan. 7 - Feb. 25 7:15-8:15pm Town Hall (Activity Room B) March 11 - April 29 6:00 - 7:00pm Plum Creek Center (222 Schulte) March 11 - April 29 7:00 - 8:00pm Town Hall (Activity Room B) Zumba Zumba is known as a fitness party! Dance yourself into fitness using Latin music. It’s a great and effective workout using dance moves such as the meringue, salsa, cumbia, and hip-hop. Please bring a towel and water bottle to class. Ages: Fee: Location: Limit: Code: 1216 1218 1220 1221 2 8 15 & older $25 residents / $27 non-residents (per session) Plum Creek Center, 222 Schulte St. 5 / 20 (per session) Thursday Evening Classes Dates: Jan. 9 - Feb. 6 (off 1/30) Feb. 13 - March 6 March 13 - April 10 (off 4/3) April 17 - May 8 Time: 7:00-7:45pm 7:00-7:45pm 7:00-7:45pm 7:00-7:45pm Regis. Deadline: Jan. 7 Feb. 11 March 11 April 15 Pilates Join Nancy in this mat based class designed to strengthen and tone major muscles including the abs and lower back while improving flexibility. The class will focus on core strengthening to improve posture and promote overall body awareness. It is suitable for all fitness levels and great for the beginner. Participants should bring their own mat. Ages: Day: Time: Location: Fee: 18 & older Wednesdays 7:00 - 7:55pm Plum Creek Center (222 Schulte St.) $30 residents/$33 non-residents (4 week sessions) Code: 1229 1230 1231 1232 1233 Dates: Jan. 8 - Jan. 29 Feb. 5 - March 5 (off 2/26) March 12 - April 2 April 9-April 30 May 7 - May 28
  • W in te r /Spr in g 20 14 Co-Rec Volleyball Ages: Day: Code: 1238 Time: Location: Fee: Limit: Notes: 21 & older Wednesdays Dates: Jan. 8th - May 7th (off 3/26 & other date TBD) 7:00 - 9:00pm Kahler Middle School gym (600 Joliet St.) (enter west side of school) $40 residents / $44 non-residents 20 / 44 Registration is not accepted on site Spectators are not allowed School functions may cause cancelations: TBA CPR/AED/First Aid T’ai Chi Chih - advanced T’ai Chi Chih-Joy thru movement is a series of 19 movements and one pose that circulate and balance energy (Chi) within the body. It is a slow, meditative approach to increasing energy, reducing stress, weight and blood pressure control, mental clarity and longevity. TCC is accessible to all ages and fitness levels. Not a martial art. Pete Gregory is the only certified instructor in NWI. For more information please visit www.taichichih.org. You must have completed beginners course to participate. Call Pete at (219) 671-4636 for further information. Registration deadline is 4 days prior to each session. Ages: Location: Fee: Limit: 18 & older Plum Creek Center (222 Schulte St.) $45 residents / $50 non-residents (per 8 week session, 10 hrs) 5/18 (per session) Code: 1241 1242 1243 1244 1245 Day: Tuesdays Thursdays Tuesdays Thursdays Tuesdays Dates: Jan. 14 - March 4 Feb. 6 - March 27 March 11 - April 29 April 10 - May 29 May 6 - June 24 Adult Indoor volleyball will be held at Kahler Middle School for adults 21 & older. Each week will consist of recreational pick-up games. Due to school functions there may be delayed starts on select dates. Registration deadline is Jan. 6th if space still remains for this 16 week session. Time: 7:15-8:30pm 9:00-10:15am 7:15-8:30pm 9:00-10:15am 7:15-8:30pm Interested in being certified for First Aid & CPR/AED? During this 4 hour long class, you will receive a completion certificate good for two years, program materials (includes a student manual) and training in First Aid/CPR/AED skills along with injury prevention and stroke recognition. The class is through ECSI (Emergency Care & Service Institute). Registration deadline is Thursday, April 3. Ages: Dates: Time: Fee: Location: Limit: Code: 16 & older Saturday, April 5 9:00am - 1:00pm $36 residents / $41 non-residents Town Hall (Activity Room B) 5 / 12 1247 Beginner Guitar Lessons Beginner group guitar lessons will be offered starting in February! Learn the basic rudiments for playing the guitar. By the end of the 8 week session, you should be able to play basic chords, tune a guitar and more! Each student must supply their own guitar, either acoustic or electric (without amplifier). Professional instruction from H.G.S. Music, Highland, IN. Ages: Day: Dates: Time: Fee: Location: Limit: Code: Stress Relief Crafting Workshop The American Psychological Association reveals that 75% of adults experience moderate to high levels of stress. Interestingly, it isn’t stress that causes emotional and physical problems to arise. How we handle stress is what really makes the difference between feeling completely overwhelmed or calm within the chaos of everyday life. The Stress Relief Crafting Workshop is a class designed to teach participants a fun alternative to traditional stress relief practices through a hands-on paper crafting technique. Ages: Day: Time: Fee: Location: Limit: Code: 1253 1254 1255 10 & older Saturdays Feb. 22 - April 19 (off 3/29) 9:45 - 10:45 am $75 residents / $80 non-residents Plum Creek Center (222 Schulte St.) 8 / 12 1248 Golf Lessons This class has been designed for the intermediate to seasoned golfer. In this class, we will work on solidifying your fundamentals to be able to improve your game. We will also use video, talk about the mental side of the game and course management to help you take your game to the next level. Golf clubs are required for this class. All instructors are PGA Professionals. A free round of golf is also included in this fee. Ages: Location: Fee: Limit: Note: 16 & older Scherwood Golf Course (600 E. Joliet St., Schererville) $90 residents / $95 non-residents 5 / 12 Participants provide their own clubs for the class Time: Code: 1250 Tuesday Classes 5:15- 6:30pm Dates: April 29 - May 27 Time: Code: 1251 Thursday Classes 5:15- 6:30pm Dates: Regis. Deadline: May 1 - May 29 April 29 Regis. Deadline: April 25 18 & older Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30pm $15 residents / $16 non-residents (per class) Town Hall (Activity Room A) 2 / 15 Date: January 29 February 26 March 19 Regis. Deadline: January 27 February 24 March 17 Beginner Latin Dance Join us at Premiere Dance Studio for some fun with Latin dance. During this six week session you will learn dances such as the salsa, bachata, cha cha, rumba and swing while meeting new people. No partner or experience is necessary, just bring comfortable shoes to dance in. Ages: Day: Time: Location: 18 & older Tuesdays 7:00 - 7:40pm Premiere Dance Studio (425 U.S. Hwy 30 Suite 100, Galleria Building) Code: 1257 1258 Fees: Limit: Dates: Registration Deadline: Jan. 21 - Feb. 25 Jan. 17 March 4 - April 8 Feb. 28 $50 residents / $55 non-residents (per session) 5 / 15 (per session) 9
  • www.tow nofd yer.co m Special Events Mother-Son Scavenger Hunt Spring Appraisal Show Moms and sons, join us for our 9th Annual Mother-Son Scavenger Hunt! It’s a special activity for moms and sons to spend some fun time together. What a wild and wacky time you’ll have. You’ll be given a long list of items to find and places to go during our allotted time which will translate into points. Special prizes and awards will be given at the wrap up celebration back at Town Hall where we will also have refreshments. The Hunt will start and end at Town Hall. Use of a vehicle is strongly suggested as participants will need to visit places in and around Dyer. Registration deadline is April 30th. MIR Appraisal Services, INC., located at 307 N. Michigan Ave Suite 308 Chicago, IL, will be visiting Dyer Parks & Recreation. This show will offer participants a chance to bring in two items, per person, to be analyzed. A fine art appraiser will be on hand to assess items such as paintings, prints, works on paper, sculptures, and art objects. A gemologist who is able to appraise items such as jewelry, fine metals, diamonds, etc. will also be on hand. Ages: Date: Time: Fee: Location: Code: Limit: Boys 6 - 12 & their mom Sunday, May 4 1:00-3:30pm $9 residents / $12 non-residents (fee is per person) Town Hall (Main Meeting Room) 1303 16 / 40 Date: Time: Fee: Location: Code: Min. Saturday, May 10 11:00-3:00pm $15 per item (limit 2 items per person) Town Hall (Main Meeting Room) 1304 MIR Appraisal Services Inc. 40 items (312) 814-8510 appraisers@mirgallery.com We are looking for Chicks of all ages to register for this GIRLS ONLY walk/run. This 5K event is going to be fun, fancy, frilly, friendly, and informal! Dress as you wish, but old prom dresses, hats, fancy jewelry, jeans (with holes), pajamas, work out gear, silly socks, funky hair and tennis shoes with a skirt are all encouraged! Yes, this race was created for Girls only! No official time to beat or run. It’s going to be one fantastic Girls Night Out! We will have silly stations that you will be able to stop and take your picture at. Water and a healthy snack will be provided to all participants. Sign up individually or as a mother-daughter, office, family, or neighbor team. Anything goes (except men) for this race. See you at the finish line! Participants must register prior to the event. Ages: Date: Time: Fee: Location: Code: Min.: Girls of all ages! Thursday, May 15 6:30pm $10 residents / $11non-residents (fee is per person) Central Park (900 Central Park Blvd Dyer, IN) 1305 20 Join us for our 26th Annual Easter Egg hunt at Northgate Park for children ages 8 & under! This event is free of charge. Following the hunt, each age group will have a raffle for prizes. Advance registration is not necessary. Bring a basket to collect your goodies! The Dyer Chamber of Commerce will be on hand at our Easter Egg Hunt on Sat. April 12th to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Bring your own camera! There will also be a free raffle of a Fannie May Easter Basket donated by Jethroe Smith DDS & Sandy. 2 10 Ages: Date: Time: Location: Fee: all ages Saturday, April 12 begins at 1pm Northgate Park picnic shelter FREE
  • W in te r /Spr in g 20 14 Plum Creek Center at Elmer Miller Park 222 Schulte Street, Dyer, IN Anniversaries Business Meetings Baby Showers Family Gatherings Banquets Graduations Birthday Parties Gathering Room......... 40’ x 53’ Kitchen....................... 9’ x 11’ Round Tables ............ 13 (60” diameter) fits 8 chairs/table Rectangular Tables .... 6 (8’ x 30”) and 2 (6’ x 30”) Wedding Showers serving tables, gift tables, etc. Chairs ........................ 100 cushioned chairs Hall Capacity .............. 100 people Deck .......................... 30’ x 60’ Amenities with 5 permanent round tables & attached seats The Plum Creek Center is fully accessible and offers the following: Tables and chairs for up to 100 guests Plum Creek Center Rental Rates Kitchen with a stove (4 burners & an oven), refrigerator & microwave. Large carpeted gathering room Resident $250 per 4 hours* Plus IN sales tax Exterior deck overlooking Plum Creek Non-Resident $350 per 4 hours* Plus IN sales tax *A $100 clean-up and damage deposit is also required on all rentals. This is a refundable fee to ensure the facility is cleaned up and no damage is caused. Heating/Air Conditioning Smoke free facility Add Hours: Additional hours can be added to your minimum four hour rental time at a rate of $62.50/hour for Residents and $87.50/hour for Non-Residents. Scenic view of Plum Creek and Historical Elmer Miller Park Bring your own catering or pot-luck family style food Available projector screen Plum Creek Center is available to rent on Fridays (until 10pm), Saturdays (until 10pm) and Sundays (until 9pm) when not being used for Town functions. The one hour of clean-up may occur after these closing times. Call (219) 865-2505 to schedule a facility tour. 2 FREE hours: When you book the Plum Creek Center for 4 hours you actually get 6! We’ll add on 1 free hour for set-up and 1 free hour for clean-up. Get 6 hours for the price of 4! Facility Rentals Room Dimensions and Table Sizes A great place to meet for Reservations are accepted up to one year in advance. 2014 Picnic Shelter Reservations Reservations for the picnic shelters in the Town of Dyer parks are accepted in person on a first-come, first-served basis, during business hours in January for the same calendar year. A reservation guarantees the shelter availability for the day desired. Town ordinance also requires any group of 15 or more people must have a permit to use the parks. Full payment (fee + deposit) in the form of cash or check is accepted to hold the date and is non-refundable. The clean-up and damage deposit of $50 is mandatory for all shelter reservations and is refundable upon Park Board approval. The 7% Indiana General Sales Tax is added to the fees below but not to the clean-up and damage deposit. Shelters are typically available for reservations between May 15 - October 15. Pheasant Hills Park - North Shelter (Greiving St. & Nondorf Ave.) *Clean-up and damage deposit (applies to all rentals) $50 Call (219) 865-2505 with any questions or to check date availability. All shelters have water drinking fountains & electricity available. Seating for approximately 40 ~Residents: Monday-Thursday .................................................. $20* Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Holiday...................... $80* ~Non-Residents: Monday-Thursday .................................................. $40* Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Holiday...................... $110* Elmer Miller Park (immediately south of Town Hall; 222 Schulte St.) Pheasant Hills Park - South Shelter (Mary St. & Andrew Dr.) Seating for approximately 50 ~Residents: Monday-Thursday .................................................. $20* Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Holiday ...................... $80* ~Non-Residents: Monday-Thursday .................................................. $40* Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Holiday ...................... $110* Northgate Park (3 blocks south of Main St. on Calumet Ave.) Seating for approximately 100 ~Residents: Monday-Thursday .................................................. $30* Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Holiday ...................... $110* ~Non-Residents: Monday-Thursday .................................................. $50* Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Holiday ...................... $150* Seating for approximately 100 ~Residents: Monday-Thursday .................................................. $30* Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Holiday...................... $110* ~Non-Residents: Monday-Thursday .................................................. $50* Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Holiday...................... $150* Central Park (900 Central Park Boulevard) Seating for approximately 100 ~Residents: Monday-Thursday .................................................. $60* Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Holiday...................... $150* ~Non-Residents: Monday-Thursday .................................................. $78* Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Holiday...................... $195* 11
  • General Information www.tow nofd yer.co m Refund Policy All refund requests must be made in writing prior to the rental reservation date and submitted during regular business hours. Any refunds will be considered at the next monthly Park Board meeting, and upon approval, will be mailed to the customer in the form of a check. Refunds take approximately 3-6 weeks to process. Facility Rentals: Facility rentals that are canceled 14 days or more in advance of the rental date will receive a full refund minus a $10.00 administrative fee. Facility rentals that are canceled between three-thirteen days in advance of the rental date will receive a full refund of the clean-up and damage deposit and a 50% refund of the rental fees. Facility rentals that are canceled 48 hours or less in advance of the rental date will receive a full refund of the clean-up and damage deposit but will not receive any refund of the rental fees. Once the date of reservation has passed, no refunds will be given for facility rentals. Any facility cancelations made by the Town of Dyer Parks and Recreation department will cause a 100% full refund to the renter with no administrative fee. Refund requests for non-use of a facility due to documented medical emergency or death will be considered on an individual basis taking into consideration the expenses incurred by the Park Department. Recreation Programs and Trips: No refunds will be given for trips unless the seat can be resold. If it can be resold, a refund will be made subject to a service charge of $5.00. Class cancellations made by the Parks and Recreation Department will result in a 100% refund that will be mailed to the customer. If the customer is a minor, the refund will go to the Parent/Guardian who signs the registration form. If you wish to apply this refund to another class, you must notify the Parks and Recreation Department immediately. Refund requests received 5 or more business days before the first class meeting will be approved, less a service charge of $5.00. If a refund request is received less than 5 business days prior to the start of a class and it causes enrollment to fall below the minimum and the vacancy cannot be filled; no refund will be given. If enrollment does not fall below the minimum, a refund will be given less a service charge of $5.00. Refund requests received after the start of a class shall be denied except that such a refund request based upon a medical doctor’s written excuse submitted prior to completion of the class will result in a pro-rated refund (except as hereinafter provided) based upon the number of classes held prior to the date of the refund request, less a $5.00 service charge and program supply costs. If such a refund request causes a class to fall below the minimum number required, and the vacancy cannot be filled, no refund will be given. All recreation program and trip refunds applied for are subject to a $5.00 service charge, except that fees of $10.00 or less shall be subject to a service charge equal to 10% of the fee. This policy was adopted 2/9/2011 by the Park Board. Photo Policy On occasion, Town of Dyer staff or designee may take photos or video of participants in programs & events or people in our parks. Please be aware that these may be used in future publications, on the Town website, our Facebook site, press releases or for local public access. We also welcome the local press to cover our programs and special events and grant them permission for the same. Dyer Parks and Recreation is on Facebook! Support parks and recreation by ‘liking’ us! Golden Opportunity Coupon Books Get your 2014 book as soon as possible and start saving! The books with thousands of dollars in coupons cost $25 each (cash only please). Coupons are valid through October 1, 2014. Books are available for purchase at the Dyer Parks & Recreation Office, Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm. Your purchase of these coupon books helps support Dyer Parks & Recreation. NEW 2014 BOOKS! Registration Policies Create a Class! Do you have an idea for a class or program you would like to see offered? Better yet, do you have a special interest or talent you would like to share with others? Dyer Parks and Recreation is always looking for new program ideas and instructors with creative ideas or ‘hidden’ talents to teach or lead various recreation classes. If you have a particular interest/talent and are willing to lead activities, or if you have a suggestion for a new program, please call Andrea Daliege, Recreation Supervisor at (219) 865-2505 or by email at adaliege@townofdyer.com. 2 12 Regulations of the US Dept. of Interior strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination in departmental Federally Assisted Programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or handicap. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility owned by a recipient of Federal assistance should write to: Director, Equal Opportunity Program; National Park Service; PO Box 37127; Washington D.C. 20013-7127 1. Proof of residency will be checked upon payment. Residents who pay property taxes to the Town of Dyer are considered residents. Residents of Munster will pay the resident rate per the partnership. All others may register at the non-resident rate. 2. Unless otherwise stated, participants must be the age required in the program description by the first day of the class. 3. All participants MUST sign a waiver & release form to participate (parent or legal guardian MUST sign for participants under 18 yrs. of age) in any program or event that requires registration. 4. Programs will not be held if registration is insufficient. 5. Phone registration will not be accepted unless otherwise noted. 6. If special accommodations are needed to make our programs accessible, please contact the Dyer Parks & Recreation office at (219) 865-2505. 7. Cash, checks and money orders are accepted for payment—except where noted. Returned NSF checks will result in a service fee. 8. Registration deadlines are at 4pm on the day listed. After hours registration will not be accepted after 4pm on the registration deadline day. Not all services are available through after-hours registration.
  • W in te r /Spr in g 20 14 Three ways to register! 2. Mail In: 3. Drop Off: Stop by the Dyer Town Hall, Parks and Recreation office. Cash and Checks only. Sorry, no credit cards. Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Fill out the registration form below and include fee (checks made payable to: ‘Town of Dyer’) and mail to: Place a completed registration form (below) with proper payment in an envelope and drop it in the silver after-hours drop box located in the Dyer Town Hall parking lot. Dyer Town Hall is located on the south side of US Route 30, the 2nd building east of Hart Street. Office will be closed Dec. 24, 25 & Jan. 1, Feb. 17, April 18, & May 26. The office also closes periodically for staff trainings, meetings, programs, Plum Creek Center tours and periods of unexpected occurrences. Call (219) 865-2505 to confirm an office attendant. Dyer Parks and Recreation 1 Town Square Dyer IN 46311 Additional registration forms are available to download from our website: www.townofdyer.com Click on ‘Program Registration’. REGISTRATION FORM PLEASE PRINT Parent or Guardian Parent or Guardian Name: Date of Birth (MM/DD/YY): Address: Daytime Telephone: City: State: Zip: Evening Telephone: E-mail: Participant’s First Name Participant’s Last Name Birthday MM/DD/YY Sex Code Program Name Shirt Size Fee Program Registration & Form 1. In Person: Note: Not all programs receive shirts TOTAL: $ WAIVER AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS I, the undersigned participant, or parent or guardian of a participating minor child, acknowledge the risk of personal injury, death, damage and loss associated with participation in any and all activities associated with the above program(s). I assume full risk of personal injury, death, damage and loss associated with participation in any and all activities associated with this program(s). In consideration of the permission to participate granted to me or my child or ward, I hereby release the Town of Dyer, Lake County, Indiana, the Town of Dyer Parks and Recreation Department, and their respective officers, agents, and employees, (collectively “Dyer”) from any and all actions causes of action, damages or claims which I, my heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, or my child’s/ward’s heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, may have against Dyer for any personal injuries, death, damage, or loss resulting from, or in any way associated with, participation in this program(s). I, the undersigned participant, or parent or guardian of a participating minor child, have read this waiver and release and fully understand the terms of same and the details of the program(s). I execute this waiver and release with the full knowledge of its terms and significance. Signature: Date: (Participant or Parent or Guardian, if the participant is a minor) 13
  • www.tow nofd yer.co m Special Needs & General Info Cooperative Special Recreation Initiative (CSRI) C.S.R.I. is a cooperative venture seeking ways to increase recreational opportunities for individuals of all ages who have special needs and abilities. The following agencies are proud to partner to make CSRI possible. Join us at one of the upcoming CSRI special events. If you are interested in being added to the CSRI email list, please send an email to csri2004@yahoo.com Crown Point Parks & Recreation Dyer Parks & Recreation Hammond Parks & Recreation Hammond Port Authority Jan. 19 1-3pm Hanover Central HS Key Club Highland Parks & Recreation Lake County Parks Merrillville Parks & Recreation CSRI Indoor Carnival & Vendor Expo (Lincoln Center, 2450 Lincoln St., Highland) Bounce Castle, volleyball, basketball, crafts, games, bingo, face painting and more. Admission is free. Highland Parks & Recreation (219) 838-0114 March 5 Wednesday Basketball Program 5:30-6:30pm (thru May 21 at Eads School in Munster) Munster Parks & Recreation Schererville Parks & Recreation St. John Parks & Recreation Whiting Parks & Recreation Feb. 8 9:30-11:30am Winter Party with Ice Skating (Deep River Waterpark Ice Skating Plaza) $6 fee for all attending. Ice skates available at no extra charge. Advance registration is necessary. Lake County Parks (219) 769-7275 March 8 10 -11am Clay Creations (at Dyer Town Hall - Main Meeting Room) Fees apply. Advance registration is necessary. Participants will work with clay to create a one-of-a-kind project. Dress for the mess! $3 fee per person. Advance registration is necessary by March 6th. Code: 1306 Munster Parks & Recreation (219) 836-7275 Dyer Parks & Recreation (219) 865-2505 April 12 9 am Egg Hunt at Centennial Park (on site check in at 8:30am under shelter) If necessary rain date will be Sun. April 13th at 2 pm Fees apply. Advance registration is necessary. Munster Parks & Recreation (219) 836-7275 May 1 6-8pm Touch a Fire Truck & Firefighting 101 (at Dyer Fire Dept., 2150 Hart St.) Fascinated by fire trucks? A hands-on intro to the fire dept., fire safety and much of the equipment they use. Event is free. Advance registration is requested. Code:1307 Dyer Parks & Recreation (219) 865-2505 Call host agency for fees, FULL details and how to register! Winter Coloring Contest Stop by the Dyer Town Hall to pick up a copy of our winter coloring page! You can also print the picture from our website. Return to the Dyer Parks & Recreation Department by January 31st. Pictures will be displayed at the Dyer Town Hall until the end of February. Prizes will be awarded for 1st & 2nd place in each age group. Age groups: 3&4, 5&6, 7&8, and 9&10 years old. Young Rembrandt’s Classes You can pick up registration forms at Dyer Town Hall in the Parks & Recreation Department and/or on the website at www.townofdyer.com under the Young Rembrandts side tab. Advertise 2 14 Support Dyer Parks & Recreation by advertising within future ‘Leisuregrams’. If you are interested in advertising in a future publication, please call (219) 865-2505 for more info. The 2014 Summer Brochure will arrive home in mid-April 2014. Over 8,500 copies are printed and mailed to all residents and businesses in the Dyer, IN 46311 zip code. Certain restrictions apply. Contact Dyer Parks & Recreation for more information. The Junior Leader program is a volunteer program, where young adults assist with certain programs or special events. You can pick up an application at the Dyer Parks & Recreation office. For more information please call (219) 865-2505
  • W in te r /Spr in g 20 14 DYER DOG PARK Note: For safety reasons, children 12 and under are not allowed in the dog park area. Dog Park Annual Fees Town of Dyer Resident $60 1st dog $20 additional dog Non-Resident* $108 1st dog $36 additional dog Dog Park Memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable. Membership runs through the calendar year, January 1-December 31 Only cash and checks are accepted as forms of payment. *Non-resident includes unincorporated Dyer. Dog Park Seminar This FREE seminar is a must for all dog park participants as well as all dog owners. During this 2 hour seminar, Dr. Jokela, owner of the Deer Run Animal Hospital, will be presenting information on dog park safety and etiquette. Topics will also include: how to know if your dog is the right dog to take to the park, how to prepare yourself and your dog, how to identify safe play behavior, dog communication, danger signs and how to protect your dog from health risks. Prior phone registration is required! Please call Dyer Parks & Recreation at (219) 865-2505 to register. Date: Time: Fee: Code: Thursday, April 24 7:00 - 9:00pm FREE! 1308 Location: Deer Run Plaza 310 E. U.S. Hwy. 30 Schererville, IN 46375 (Next door to Deer Run Animal Hospital) Special Information The Dyer Dog Park is NOW OPEN! Located at Central Park, the three acre facility includes a small dog area and a large dog area, complete with benches and dog waste stations. The dog park is open daily from dawn to dusk 365 days a year. Each area of the park includes its own water fountain for the dogs (but is only on seasonally during the warmer times of the year). Individuals and their dogs visiting the dog park must be registered at the Dyer Town Hall Parks and Recreation office. Please read through the dog park registration packet which includes more useful information, details on dog park requirements, the registration forms and waiver. The packet can be found on the website at www.townofdyer.com/parks or at the Dyer Parks & Recreation office. The 14th Annual Daddy-Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday, February 15th from 6-8pm. Tickets are only sold in advance at the Parks & Recreation office at Town Hall. Each daughter will receive a picture with their dad and refreshments. Get your tickets before we sell out! Volunteer Mom’s are needed to help serve the refreshments. Call (219) 865-2505 to volunteer. Ages: Girls 12 & under and their dad Date: Sat. February 15 Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm Location: Casa Maria Banquet Hall at St. Maria Goretti Church (500 Northgate Drive, Dyer) Fee: $10 residents / $13 non-residents (price is per person) Code: 1311 Limit: 70 / 300 Note: Please bring one can of soup to donate to the St. Maria Goretti food pantry! 15
  • W in te r /Spr in g 20 14 ○ D ye r Parks & Recr ea tio n PRESORTED STANDARD ECRWSS U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 2 DYER, IN Town of Dyer Parks & Recreation 1 Town Square Dyer IN 46311 (219) 865-2505 www.townofdyer.com Postal Customer Dyer, IN 46311 Watch for your 2014 Summer Leisuregram coming out in mid-April! Save the date for our 3rd Annual Outdoor Spring Craft Show! Crafters and home based businesses will be on hand displaying their products and services. If you are a vendor or interested in selling at the Craft Show contact Dyer Parks and Recreation at (219) 865-2505. Space is limited! Duplicate vendors will not be accepted. Code 1312.