11, 2013]Lincoln Park Join the Lincoln Park District and
Chris Tice in experiencing a weeklong art camp focusing on
arts from around the world and upcycling, using everyday items to
create works of art. This will kick off July 15 from 8 to 10 a.m. in
the Craft Room. The program is geared for grade school children and
up. Learn the art of origami and papermaking from Japan. Create one
of the oldest art forms, a mosaic, using broken pottery and other
found objects. Try printing and bookmaking with repurposed paper
goods. Learn about stained glass and make your own suncatcher from
recycled items or tissue paper. Finish out the week with a variety
of drawing games from Victorian England.
Chris Tice is a local artist and the impetus behind the painted
viaducts in Lincoln. He is also active in local art endeavors and
works with the Logan County Arts organization.
Join the Fit
Zone Run-Fit running group. If you are a beginner, this will be
a way to have fun as you train for a 5K (3.1 miles), or if you are
already a runner, a great way to improve your time or increase speed
and endurance. The group will meet in the Fit Zone on Saturday
mornings at 8 during July and August, rain or shine. There will be
two groups of runners and they will focus on training for the Up Up
& Away 5K Run/Walk on Aug. 25. This running group is free to all Fit
Zone members and $20 per person for nonmembers.
Join in the first Up Up & Away 5K on Sunday, Aug. 25. This
run will be timed by the Bloomington Lake Run Club. Your bib number
must be visible at the finish line to be considered for awards.
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. Cost for the run is $20 if registered by Aug. 16 or
$25 after Aug. 16. Packet pickup with T-shirts and goodie bag will
be on Friday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lincoln Park
District Fit Zone or at the Sunday morning check-in from 7:30 to
8:30. Registration forms are available at the Fit Zone and from
sponsors Graue Inc., Chris Coyne State Farm office and Camel's
Hair'em. Thanks to Twin City Upholstery and Seth Goodman for their
sponsorship as well. A printable
registration form (PDF) is also available on the park district
The course for this 5K is fast and fun. The route begins in the
park district parking lot, continues down Wyatt Avenue, left on Home
Avenue, up the hill and back to the park district.
Before the race, participants can 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. A morning of fun for the
entire family! As a special addition, the first 25 participants to
register will have a chance to win a hot air balloon ride courtesy
of Seth Goodman.