Park district notes
Logan, program coordinator
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Are you looking for something to do? Join Mike
Fak, local writer and managing editor for the Lincoln Daily News.com,
to learn the skills necessary to become a creative writer. The focus
will be on learning the methods for writing short stories and
memoirs. Participate with Mike in a fun-filled class to find
that inner author that is inside all of us. Mike has personally
authored four books and has helped 13 other individuals get their
books to market. In the last year, over 500,000 readers have read
Mike's short stories and columns on the World Wide Web, besides his
contributions for LDN.
Learn tips on writing for pay, for personal enjoyment or for leaving
a legacy of your words for following generations. The class is open
to anyone ages 16 to 100. Classes will begin Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. in
the Craft Room at the Rec Center. There is a slight fee associated
with this program. Although a home computer helps, it is not
absolutely essential for this class. All members will also receive a
free copy of Mike's most recent book, "Portions of a Life," and will
help him rewrite several of his stories in the learning process.
There will be small assignments each week, but it must be stressed
that this will be a fun course, all the while helping you to become
a better writer. Be forewarned that all members of the class will
often be subjected to Mike's stand-up comedy routines.
We have a
great event that our aerobics and spin department will be
offering. On Jan. 31, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., everyone is invited to come
and meet the instructors and try out any of our classes for free.
This interactive open house will allow you to take a 15-minute class
just to see what it is about. All of our instructors will be present
to meet you and answer questions. Wear your workout clothes and grab
a bottle of water. We'll want to say hello and get you involved in a
fitness class of your choice!
Have you made a New Year's resolution to exercise more and you
aren't quite making the goal? This may be the nudge you need to take
you from couch potato to committed. Any new member who joins between
Jan. 15 and 31 is eligible to receive some time added to their
membership. If you join for three months (12 weeks), we will give
you an additional week free. If you join for a year, we will give
you an additional month free. We are so excited about this offer
we'll even extend any of our current members, regardless of when
their memberships expire. Remember, life begins with fitness.
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Calling all senior citizens: You are invited to join our indoor
walking program anytime. It is free for our members, and
nonmembers may walk for just $1 per day. The first and third
Wednesdays of each month we welcome Marcia Cook, community nurse
liaison with Christian Village. She will check blood pressures from
7:30 to 9 a.m. When you are done exercising, we'll pour you a cup of
coffee to enjoy while we visit.
[Text from file received from Roy Logan,
Lincoln Park District]