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From Roy Logan, program coordinator

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[April 09, 2013]  Learn the joys of Container Herb Gardening in a class offered by the Lincoln Park District. Join the group on April 20 at 8 a.m. in the craft room at the administration building to explore this productive hobby. Plants, container and potting soil will be provided for you to combine and take home with you. The cost will be $30 per person, and the class is not expected to last more than two hours. Carol Mills will be the instructor and is willing to answer many of your planting questions.

Mills has long been interested in all things growing, especially herbs. She is a charter member and current president of the Logan County Herb Guild. She is also a member of the Champaign County Herb Society and a Master Gardener as well. She admits that it is the smell of fresh herbs that first captivated her and still is the best reason for planting herbs in a convenient "brush by" spot. She will show you how to plant a medley of favorites so you, too, can enjoy them as she does.

Baseball and softball registrations are still being accepted. The park district encourages parents to register their players by April 19. Evaluations will be on April 20 for boys age 9 and up. Prices this year have not changed, and there are discounts for families with more than one child in the program. Sponsorship opportunities are still available to local businesses or agencies that would like to underwrite the expenses incurred. The sponsors will have their name and logo displayed on the players' shirts.

Lincoln Park District will be offering a unique opportunity to learn to square dance this spring. Classes will be on Tuesday evenings for four weeks, beginning May 7 from 6:30 to 8:30. This activity is for all ages, teenagers through senior citizens. Cost is $30 per couple in district. If you enjoy meeting new people, moving to good music and having fun, come give this a try. Square dancing is generally offered on the first and third Saturday evenings in the ballroom at the park district.

Instructors will be Ron and Jan Betzelberger of Lincoln. They have been square dancing since 1976. Ron started calling and teaching in 1980. When not teaching in Lincoln, they share their talents with the residents of Rio Grande Valley, where they winter.

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Beginner horseback riding lessons are on the docket once again. The park district is offering the chance to learn how to groom, equip and ride horses. Betty Broadfield and Breezy Bluff Riding Academy at 3634 N. 685 East Road, McLean, have been in the business of providing enjoyable, safe lessons since 1983. Your hourlong class will be fun and educational. This class will meet for four evenings in a row, beginning on May 13 at 6:30. Participants should be age 7 through adult and must wear sturdy shoes, long pants and sign waivers. New students or students from last fall's classes are welcome. Cost is $85.

The Lincoln Park District Summer Brochure listing all of the program offerings for the summer will be coming out soon. It is projected to be distributed near the end of the month. There is a huge listing of new and exciting programs for nearly every age group. The park district will offer Awesome Afternoon Adventures, tennis lessons, drawing a comic strip and lots of really different art classes in July, just to name a few. The emphasis will be on education, exercise and making sure everyone is having a good time.

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

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