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From Roy Logan, program coordinator

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[September 30, 2009]  Registrations for a calligraphy class are being accepted at Lincoln Park District. This elegant art of handwriting is being taught by Harry Tibbs. Harry is a retired graphic artist and an accomplished calligrapher. This four-session class, one hour each week, will begin Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. You'll finish just in time to be able to produce your own beautifully scripted holiday envelopes. This is an art that may be used many times throughout the year. Preregistration is strongly recommended so that ample supplies will be available. An introductory calligraphy pen and paper will be provided.

Through a very generous donation from Kroger's we are offering a pumpkin carving program. This will be hosted on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Craft Room. The program is for third- through fifth-graders and parental involvement is encouraged. Carving kits and templates will be provided. A snack will be furnished too. Participants are advised to wear suitable clothing since this is a messy event. Please call the park district at 732-8770 to preregister since class size will be limited. Carvers will be able to take their pumpkins home with them that day.

In order to offer this class at the most inexpensive price possible, I need pumpkin growers to donate a total of 25 pumpkins suitable for jack-o'-lanterns. Even if you have only a few you could donate, your gift along with those from other growers would yield us enough. Any extra donations could be used to decorate for Halloween FunFest. We would accept your donations anytime from Oct. 19 on. If you would need us to come to your home to pick them up, we are willing to do that. Call 732-8770 and ask for Roy or Christine to make arrangements.

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We have been so pleased with the response to our membership incentive during September that we are extending it through October. So "Fall into Fitness" with us. If you join the Sports Center anytime before Oct. 31, you can earn extra membership time for free. If you join for three months, we'll add an extra week. If you join for one year, we'll add an extra month. Nonmembers as well as current members can take advantage of this special offer. For example, if your membership doesn't expire until Nov. 30, just renew and we'll add the extra time to the end of that.

[Text from file received from Roy Logan, Lincoln Park District]

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