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Published on February 22, 2024
Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center Invites Residents to Discuss Upgrades and Enjoy Spring EventsSource: City of Brooklyn Park

Brooklyn Park residents, mark your calendars. The Community Activity Center is set to serve up a scoop of improvement talks with a side of engagement – and yes, snacks will be offered. A public meeting to discuss potential improvements to the Center will be held on March 7 from 6:30-8 p.m.; both in-person and virtual participation is available via Facebook live, as reported by the city's newsletter.

Meanwhile, kids can look forward to summer camp fun as registration is now open for various camps including the youth camps at the Community Activity Center and Preschool Camps at Historic Eidem Farm. Registrations can be made in person, over the phone at 763-493-8333, or online. For families in need, Brooklyn Park hasn’t skimped on support. Fee assistance and scholarships, which can reduce fees up to 75%, are available to ensure widespread community participation.

Adults aren’t left out either. The latest Adults on the Move Guide is crammed with events from planning your next housing move to Medicare 101 presentations. Special outings, like the upcoming trip to catch "Footloose" on April 14, and the Luck 'O the Irish Luncheon on March 14, promise both entertainment and essential knowledge. Details for these and other events can also be found in the city's newsletter.

On March 13, in conjunction with North Hennepin Community College, the city will celebrate Women's History Month and International Women's Day, featuring speakers such as Ilhan Jama and hosting an Empowerment Resource Fair, as described in the newsletter. Supporters of women's achievements and equality advocates will find the event, which includes free food and a multicultural fashion show, an uplifting experience – and it's free, though registration is recommended.

For the cinephiles, the Community Activity Center has got you covered with free screenings of "Back to the Future" on March 15 and "Trolls: Band Together" on March 29 – popcorn included. If you're a family eager to stand against violence, Zanewood Recreation Center is the place to be on March 22 for a game night aiming to promote community unity and peace.

Don't miss the chance to get sticky with some maple syrup on March 23. It's not just about enjoying a bonfire and sweet treats, but a hands-on experience with the sap-to-syrup process – just make sure to register, as space is limited. Sporty types can swing a racket with indoor pickleball or shoot some hoops in youth sports programs. There's no shortage of ways to shake off the winter blues and get active in Brooklyn Park.

To wrap things up, give a little life – literally – by donating blood at the March 21 drive at the Brooklyn Park Community Center. Securing your appointment is just a click away, and it couldn't be for a better cause. For more information on all the upcoming events and how to participate, community members can check out the full list of activities in the city's newsletter.