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Deadline for sand volleyball league is Friday

Register deadline for Monday night adult co-rec sand volleyball registration deadline is Friday. Turn in your player fee of $8 and team entry fee for $20 to our office by 5 p.m. There is a roster limit of 12. League will begin Monday, May 16 and run through Aug. 1.

Thursday night adult co-rec kickball league registration deadline is Friday, May 27. You can turn your roster, player and entry fees in anytime until then to your office. Team entry fee is $120 plus a player fee of $8. Roster limit is 20. Games will start June 9 and play eight weeks.

 Hockey camp

Summer will be here before we know it so make sure you are signed up for any of the area camps. Austin Bruins Youth Hockey School will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13 to 17 and is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 14. Contact Keenan Kelly at keenan@austinbruins.com or call 1-208-761-6849 to get signed up. Cost is $150 and includes lunch.

 Lawn care

We all enjoy spring and the warm weather that comes with it.

It is this time of year that everyone can get behind with mowing as spring rains do not always work with our schedules.

Keep in mind that the City of Austin does have a long grass and weed ordinance in place. You can find the ordinance in its entirety on the City web site; city code section 10.13.

The following is the first statement of the ordinance: It is unlawful for any owner, occupant or agent of any lot or parcel of land in the city to allow any noxious weeds as defined in Minnesota Statutes Sections 18.77 and 21.72 or grass growing upon any such lot or parcel of land to grow to a greater height than 8 inches. The following areas and types of vegetation are exempted from this provision if managed in a manner so as not to become infested with weeds or to create a stagnant, foul-smelling condition.

 Municipal swimming pool, summer program sign-ups

Registration for Park and Recreation Summer programs, swim lessons and municipal pool memberships have begun. Check out our summer brochure located on our city website at www.ci.austin.mn.us.

If you have school age children they should have brought one home in their book bag, you can pick one up in our office and you will see them in local businesses as well.

 Riverside Arena

Punch cards are now available at our office for Stick Time. Pick one up at our office for $25 for five times and save $5.

May dates are also posted on the website and our Facebook page. The cost is $6 per person at Riverside Arena or purchase that punch card from our office.

Adult Open Hockey will be from 6:45 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 18 and 26. The cost is $6 per person, you must be at least in high school, no checking, no alcohol and a helmet is required. Goalies are free and must have full gear.

Public skate at Riverside Arena is 7:15 to 8:15 on Thursday.

The cost is $4 to skate and $1 to rent skates. The arenas are also available to rent for private parties at $130 per hour. Call our office for availability.

Spamtown Belle

The Spamtown Belle will float again in East Side Lake with a new twist. Riders will not be charged a regular fee, but feel free to donate to the free will offering jar. The Belle will begin their tours on Memorial Day weekend and run from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sundays.

 Austin Bruins

Bruin’s will be home this Friday when they host Bismarck. Puck drops at 7:05 p.m.

Are you looking for a summer job? Fill out an application to assist our park maintenance crew. You must be 18 years old for those positions. Our recreation department will be looking for youth coaches, concessionaires and lifeguards.