The park district has had a great women's softball season.
Tournament play begins Thursday, Aug. 8, at 6 p.m. Anyone is welcome
to come out and watch the teams play through the brackets. The
tournament will play out over the next three weeks, with the
championship game beginning Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. All games are played
at the triplex nearest the skate park on the park district grounds.
It's hard to believe it's August already. So that means the Lincoln
Art & Balloon Festival is just around the corner. The park district
has partnered with the city of Lincoln to offer a sidewalk chalk
art event again. You may register at the park district and are
asked to do so by Sunday, Aug. 18, during regular business hours.
Artists will be informed of their location via a phone call. You may
plan on drawing your artwork on Thursday, Aug. 22. Each registration
will include chalk and sealant. Only chalk should be used, NO
crayons or markers. You may enter as an individual or as a team or
Join in the park district's first-ever Up Up & Away 5K on
Sunday, Aug. 25, at 9 a.m. This run will be timed by the Bloomington
Lake Run Club. Awards will be presented to the top male and female
winners along with age group winners: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39,
40-49, 50-59, and 60 and over. Your bib number must be visible at
the finish line to be considered for awards. Cost for the run is $20
if registered by Aug. 16 and $25 after Aug. 16. Packet pickup with
T-shirts and goodie bag will be on Friday, Aug. 23, between 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m. at the Lincoln Park District Fit Zone or at the Sunday
morning check-in, 7:30-8:30. Registration forms are available at the
Fit Zone or sponsor locations: Graue Inc., Chris Coyne State Farm
office or Camel's Hair'em. Thanks to Twin City Upholstery and Seth
Goodman for their sponsorship as well. Printable
registration forms are also available on the park district
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The course for the 5K is fast and fun. It will begin at the park
district parking lot, continue down Wyatt Avenue, left on Home
Avenue, up the hill and back to the park district. Before the race,
enjoy a motivating cardio warm-up and stretching exercises. During
the race, have fun at the water balloon stops. After the race, load
up on healthy snacks and water along with more water balloons. It's
planned as a morning of fun for the entire family.
Lincoln Park District is offering horseback riding lessons
in conjunction with Breezy Bluff Riding Academy, McLean.
Participants will meet at the stables for four Saturdays in
September, beginning Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. till noon. Lessons are for
children in first grade through adults. Adults should not weigh more
than 285 pounds. This class for beginner or intermediate students is
designed to serve both English and Western riders. Riders should be
dressed in long pants, no necklaces or bracelets, and have proper
footwear -- hard, smooth-soled shoes or boots with at least a
1/2-inch dropped heel. Do NOT wear tennis shoes or flip-flops.
Registration opened Aug. 5 and is on a first-paid, first-served
basis with a waiting list. There is a class minimum of five and a
maximum of 10 in each session. Early registration is strongly
[Text from file received from Roy Logan,
Lincoln Park District]