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Older kids that are normally at Ott's Park will be at the Smith Center on Friday, June 27

 

 

 

  

ROLLERBLADING AT THE SMITH CENTER

ROLLERBLADING IS POSTPONED UNTIL FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014. TIME WILL CHANGE TO: 5:30 - 8:30

Dates:  September 5 and September 26.

Admission: $3.00

Time: 5:30 - 8:30

ALL AGES WELCOME

 

MUSIC & MOVEMENT

During this program your child will develop socialization skills and have some fun! Your child will learn songs, dances and finger plays. Come and join the fun. A parent or guardian must stay with the child

AGES: 2 & 3                             TIME: 10:00 - 10:30

FEE: $10.00 Min. 5 - Limit 12

DATE:  Monday - July 7, 14, 21 & 28 at Smith Center

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

 

NATURE NUTS

CLASS STARTED ON THURSDAY, JUNE 19

 

 

 

 

KIDS IN MOTION

This 4 week program will feature expert faculty who will teach mini-camps in basketball, kickball, soccer and tee ball. Each week will be a different sport. Camp is at the MARC, if it is raining games will be played inside. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

AGES: 4, 5 & 6                        TIME: 10:00 - 10:45

FEE: $15.00

DATE:  Thursday - July 10, 17, 24 & 31 at Smith Center

CAKE/COOKIE DECORATING

 You don't have to be a chef or even experienced in the kitchen to decorate a cake, cookie or cupcake. You'll find that it is easy to     perfect every technique - we've organized each lesson to help you build skills. MUST PRE-REGISTER. MIN. 4 - MAX 12

We will provide everything you need to learn how to decorate.

AGES: 9, 10, 11 & 12 TIME: 1:00 - 1:45

FEE: $20.00

DATE: Thursday - July 24, 31 & August 7 & 14 at Smith Center

KARATE CLASS

This is a great opportunity for your son or daughter to try Karate. All classes are taught by Jon Gartman.

AGES: 5 & 6 - 12:30 - 1:00 - Limit 15

AGES: 7, 8 & 9 - 1:10 - 1:40 - Limit 15

AGES: 10, 11 & 12 - 1:50 - 2:20 - Limit 15

PLACE: Merrill Karate (Stark Collision Center)

FEE: $20.00

DATE: Monday - July 21, 28 & August 4, 11

MUST PRE-REGISTER AT THE SMITH CENTER

START RESTART TENNIS

CALLING ALL TENNIS PLAYERS.

Tennis is not just a sport, it's a passion! Start/ReStart Tennis is the perfect program for adults looking to start playing tennis for the first time or wanting to get back on the court after a period away from the game. This multi-week program puts an emphasis on fun and meeting new people while learning the basics of tennis including forehand, backhand, serving, and doubles play. Get ready to feel the excitement that tennis will bring to your life - and Start Playing Tennis.

You can register today for the Start/Restart Tennis program for adults at www.StartPlayingTennis.com or you can register at the Smith Center.

COST: $20.00 includes a t-shirt and a

$10.00 gift card to Midwest Sports Tennis Outlet

WHERE: Merrill High School Tennis Courts

TIME: 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

DATES:  July 9, 16, 23 & 30

Any questions call Dawn at 715-536-7313. Janet Thompson will be helping out with the program.

GAME SET MATCH

(Tennis Camp)

NEW this year, we will be running 7 weeks of tennis camp. We will offer instruction for two different age groups, each packed with lots of time for learning and practicing new skills. Campers are encouraged to bring a tennis racquet (we do have some available if needed) and a water bottle.  Janet Thompson, Merrill Girls Head Tennis    Varsity Coach, will be teaching the camp. Any questions regarding the camp call Janet at 715-536-4618.

AGES: 8, 9, 10 & 11 - Limit 10 - Time: 10:00 - 10:45

AGES: 12, 13 & 14 - Limit 12 - Time 11:00 - 11:45

PLACE: Merrill High School Courts

DATE: June 17, 19, 24, 26, July 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31            & August 5 & 7.

FEE: 1 day a week for 7 weeks: $45.00

2 days a week for 7 weeks: $65.00

MUST PRE-REGISTER AT THE SMITH CENTER

 

"Family Fun Night In The Park"

 Everyone has busy lives, running here - going there - picking kids up - dropping them off!!! When is it time to just kick back and relax?

 The Merrill Park and Recreation Department will help with that!!! Once a month we will be doing "Family Fun Night In The Park". This is a GREAT opportunity to enjoy a night with your family in the park!

 The Merrill Park and Recreation Department will have Jumpy Castles for the kids, face painting, music and games!

 Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

 Why not come and enjoy the fun!

 DATES:

Tuesday, June 24 - CANCELED.

Tuesday, July 22 - Riverside Park - 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 26 - Kitchenette Park - 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

 Please call 715-536-7313 or email Dawn at Dawn.Smith@ci.merrill.wi.us for reservations so that we can plan on food and drink accordingly.

"2nd Annual Summer Stride 5k/10k Fun Run/Walk"

Saturday, August 16th, 9:00a.m. at the Merrill Area Recreation Complex. Online registration available at http://www.tandhtiming.com go to race schedule/registration click on calendar to the right go to August 16th. OR from this website go to the home page, click on downloadable forms, click on 2014 Summer Stride Registration. Proceeds to benefit the Merrill Park Endowment Fund

 

"HUGE INDOOR RUMMAGE SALE"

At the Smith Center

Your One Stop Shopping Sale!

NO DRIVING FROM SALE TO SALE!

Looking for a way to get rid of your unwanted clothes, household items, crafty items, toys, furniture or whatever else you have around. This is the place to do just that!

DATE: Saturday, August 23, 2014

TIME: 8:00 - 2:00 p.m.

PLACE: Smith Center

COST:

Single Booth - $20.00 - 2 eight foot tables included

Double Booth - $35.00 - 3 eight foot tables included

You can bring in your own tables, racks, hangers or whatever else you would like to place your items on.

Rent your space today.

SALE WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE SMITH CENTER ARENA.

FLAG FOOTBALL

Skills evaluation and registration

 Tuesday, August 12 - 2 & 3 grade - 6:00 p.m.

                                      4 & 5 grade - 7:00 pm

 Thursday, August 14 - 2 & 3 grade - 6:00 pm

                                       4 & 5 grade - 7:00 pm

FINAL REGISTRATION

Wednesday, August 20 at 6:00 pm

Cost: $20.00 includes t-shirt

THERE WILL BE A $10.00 LATE FEE FOR ANYONE               REGISTERING AFTER AUGUST 20. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER AUGUST 27.

All tryouts will be at the MARC. All kids will be assigned to a team.

REFS - If you are interested in refereeing some games contact Dawn at 715-536-7313.

COACHES - If you are interested in coaching this year contact Dawn at 715-536-7313. We are also looking for helpers.

THANK YOU.

ART/CRAFTS FESTIVAL at NORMAL PARK

NEW: The Merrill Park and Recreation Department will be doing ART/CRAFT FESTIVAL AT NORMAL PARK on                      Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.                              This will be a great community event!

***CHALK ART  - The sidewalks embracing Normal Park are the target of artists young and old, professional and greenhorn during the ART IN THE PARK on Saturday, August 16. With no fee to artists, areas of sidewalk will be assigned to participants to create their own fanciful chalk drawing.  1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards will be      handed out to the best drawing.  Call 715-536-7313 to reserve a    sidewalk block.

***VENDORS WANTED - This is a great opportunity for you to showcase your products to everyone who attends the festival. For booth information and cost contact 715-536-7313.

***FOOD VENDORS WANTED - If  you would like to be a food vendor a the Festival In The Park call 715-536-7313 for booth and cost information.

VENDOR INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE: Will be on there soon. www.merrillparkandrec.com

 Let's work together and make this an AWESOME Merrill Community Event!

MILWAUKEE BREWERS BUS TRIP

BREWERS VS CINCINNATI REDS

DATE: July 23, 2014

TIME: Lamers Bus will leave the Smith Center at 7:45 a.m.

COST: $60.00

Take me out to the ball game……..

Let the Merrill Park and Recreation Department take you out to the ball game on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. We have great tickets for a great price!

SEATS: Field In Field Seats starting with row 8 - right down the first base line.

Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Food and drinks are allowed on the bus - relax and enjoy the day!

Only 48 tickets available - they go fast!

**Fill out bus trip registration form and send it in with payment

ONLY 10 SEATS LEFT.

MARITIME MUSEUM AND            PINECREST HISTORICAL VILLAGE

 DATE: Thursday, August 21, 2014

TIME: Lamers Bus will leave the Smith Center at 6:00 am

COST: $70.00 - LIMIT 53

9:00 - 11:45 - We will have a guided tour of a Submarine at the     Maritime Museum and a self guided tour of the rest of the Museum.

12:00 - Lunch at Beerntsen's Confectionary

1:10 - Tour of Rahr-West Mansion

2:00 - Tour PineCrest Historical Village

4:00 - Load the bus and head back home

**Fill out bus trip registration form and send it in with payment

COLORAMA BIKE RIDE

Come and join us in our 31st Annual Colorama Bike Ride.

September 27, 2014

Kitchenette Park

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.

Ride begins at 10:00 a.m.

Food and drinks provided at the rest stops.

10, 30 or 50 mile ride.

Great lunch provided after the ride.

Register by September 17, 2014 to receive a t-shirt, no t-shirts after September 17 registrations.

YOUNG EXPLORERS CAMP

This half day of Outdoor Adventure Camp will focus on different outdoor recreation activities. Campers will explore the nature        preserve by going canoeing, hunting for hidden treasures, hiking,      cooking over a fire, building a tent, crafts, songs and more.  This camp will run once a month in June, July and August.

DATE: Friday, June 20, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

AGES: 7, 8 & 9

TIME: 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: We will meet at the MARC and hike to the shelter house at Council Grounds, at the end of the camp we will hike back to the MARC for pick up.

COST: $40.00 for all three sessions, includes lunch and drinks

***EACH CAMPER SHOULD BRING ALONG A WATER    BOTTLE WITH THEIR NAME ON IT.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

5th QUARTER

The Merrill Parks and Recreation Department and

 Merrill Youth Hockey

will be hosting the 5th quarter on

September 12 from 8:00 - 11:00 pm

at the Smith Center.

 DJ, prizes and inflatable games!!

Cost: $8.00 per student      

***WE NEED PARENT VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS EVENT FOR CHAPERONES. CALL DAWN AT 715-536-7313 TO                  VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH THIS EVENT.

WESTON AQUATIC CENTER

The Merrill Park and Recreation Department will take a bus to the Weston Aquatic Center every other Wednesday during June, July and August.

***A minimum of 35 must be signed up and paid for the Monday prior to the trip. (Example: if we go June 11, you must have your registration turned in by June 9 at 4:00 p.m.) If we do not have 35 people signed up by 4:00 on Monday the trip will be canceled.

*** It is YOUR responsibility to check to see if the trip is cancelled, either our Facebook Page, Website (www.merrillparkandrec.com) or call the Merrill Park and Recreation office to find out. The Merrill Park and Recreation Department will NOT be calling to tell you.

***If you have paid for the trip and it is cancelled, either you can roll the money over to the next trip or you can pick it up at the Smith Center.

***You must be at least 14 years of age to go without a parent or guardian. The Merrill Park and Recreation Department will have one worker along, to make sure everyone gets on the bus and for emergencies, we are not there to babysit.

***If your child can not control his behavior your child will NOT be allowed to go on the trip.

DATES: June 11 & 25, July 9 & 23, August 6 & 20

COST: $10.00 covers admission into pool & bus

TIME: Bus will leave the MARC at 10:00 and return at 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Weston Aquatic Center

AGES: ALL AGES ARE WELCOME; PARENTS, KIDS,   GRANDPARENTS….

**NOTE: The $10.00 fee does not cover the cost for food or drinks, you are responsible for your own food and drinks.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Craft/Projects with Popsicle Sticks

Craft sticks are used to stir paint, make frozen treats and sort plants in a garden, but they are also useful educational tools. Bridge designs, model houses, bird houses and more. This class is designed to make your child use their skills in measuring, numbers and creativity.  Each session your child will come up with a design and build their design utilizing popsicle sticks.

DATE: August 5, 12 & 19

TIME: 10:00 - 11:00

WHERE: Smith Center

COST: $30.00 includes all materials to create projects

AGES: 7 - 12

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. MIN. 4 - MAX. 12

PLAY TIME IN THE PARK

 Parents are looking for some time to run errands, pay bills or just relax for bit, well let the Merrill Park and Recreation Department help you out!

Friday morning we will have Playtime In The Park from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. We will have play time, craft time, songs and activities for your child to participate in.

WHERE: Riverside Park

WHEN: Starting June 13 - August 22 - Every FRIDAY morning - NO PLAYTIME WHEN RAINING OR STORMING

TIME: 9:00 - 11:00 am

COST: $10.00 per session

AGES: 3 - 7

Children must be toilet trained.  You must call ahead and register your child so that we know how many leaders we will need at the park for Playtime. 715-536-7313.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

***Summer Stride Fun Run - August 16

***Family Bargin - August 23

***Barleyfest - October 4

***Home & Sport Show - October 11

 

 ZUMBA

Zumba classes will be Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. at the Smith Center. Classes last one hour. $4.00 per class.

 PARK RENTAL

Park reservations will be taken starting on Jan. 2, 2014 and will be as follows:

Kitchenette Park

$65.00 rental fee plus a $50.00 security deposit for residents.         $75.00 rental fee plus a $50.00 security deposit for non-residents.

Ott's Park, Riverside Park, Stange Park

$55.00 rental fee plus a $50.00 security deposit for residents.           $65.00 rental fee plus a $50.00 security deposit for non-residents.

NEW - Normal Park

$55.00 rental fee plus a $50.00 security deposit for residents.       $65.00 rental fee plus a $50.00 security deposit for non-residents.

 ***Email Addresses: If you want to receive updates on events and happenings at the Merrill Park and Recreation Department and the Smith Center email your email address to Dawn.Smith@ci.merrill.wi.us and you will be put on a list to have all updates and information sent to you.

 ***BIRTHDAY PARTIES: The Merrill Park and Recreation Department is now taking reservations for birthday parties at the Smith Center. Birthday parties are offered on Friday and Saturday evenings during open skate, plus we do have some Sunday afternoons available for birthday parties. We have 3 party packages to choose from:

**Ice Cream Package: Admission, skate rental, reserved table, paper products, balloons, ice cream cup, 1 bottle of soda (20 oz bottle), treat for the birthday child. $6.00 per child

**Hot dog package: Admission, skate rental, reserved table, paper products, balloons, ice cream cup, hot dog, name announcement, 1 bottle of soda, (20 oz bottle) treat for the birthday child. $7.00 per child.

**Pizza package: Admission, skate rental, reserved table, paper products, balloons, ice cream cup, pizza, 1 bottle soda (20 oz bottle), treat for birthday child. $8.00 per child

To reserve a time and date call Dawn at 536-7313.

***WILL BE UPDATING WEEKLY***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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