Park district notes
Logan, program coordinator
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Saturday, Oct. 26, is the date for the second
annual Trick or Treat with the Mayor followed by Trunk or
Treat. The Lincoln Park District has partnered with the city of
Lincoln and Main Street Lincoln to bring a lot of fun for
trick-or-treaters in downtown Lincoln. Register in Latham Park
beginning at 3 p.m. At 3:30 Mayor Snyder will lead the
trick-or-treaters around the downtown area, stopping at
participating business and allowing the costumed children to fill
their bags with goodies. From 4:30 to 6 p.m. everyone should go to
the south side of the courthouse, on Pulaski Street, for Trunk or
Treat, where the young people will go from decorated vehicle to
vehicle. Free hot dogs will be provided by Joe Ryan Country
Financial, and the YMCA will offer lots of fun and games for the
children. Trunk or Treat provides a safe environment for families to
enjoy an inexpensive Halloween atmosphere. If you have any questions
about these free events, contact the park district at
To reserve a space for Trunk or Treat, call the park district. There
are no registration fees. Individuals, businesses and organizations
are invited to participate in Trunk or Treat. All you have to do is
come downtown, park, decorate your vehicle with a Halloween theme
and bring lots of candy or anything a child may enjoy. Participants
may begin setting up their vehicles at 3:30 p.m.
Of course it just couldn't be Halloween without Halloween
FunFest. The fun kicks off on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 5 to 6:30
p.m. at Symphony of Lincoln, 2202 N. Kickapoo. Trick-or-treaters
will go from room to room receiving treats from the residents at the
facility. Parents are encouraged to take their small children
because the residents really enjoy seeing the young people in their
Following that it is Halloween FunFest time at the park
district, running from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the indoor tennis
courts. There will be lots of games for the costumed
trick-or-treaters to play, and everyone wins prizes and candy. This
is a free event for the children and their families due to the
generous donations and financial support of many local businesses
and nonprofit organizations.
A new Beginner Kickboxing class is being offered on
Saturday mornings in the aerobics room at 9:15. Certified instructor
Danita Barger will teach the basics of punches, kicks and
terminology. Full boxing gloves are recommended but not required.
The gloves are suggested for the extra protection and added weight
components that would enhance your workout. This class is designed
with beginners in mind and is scheduled to be 30 minutes in length.
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You are invited to join a "Spooky Glow in the Dark Spin Ride."
These classes will be at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, and
Thursday, Oct. 31. Glow sticks will be passed out to participants.
Spin to some "hauntingly" fun music and have a "ghastly" good time.
First-come, first-served basis with 14 spots available for each
Other new classes are Be Strong Yoga on Monday 8:30 a.m.
and on Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. Also at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday is Power
www.lincolnparkdistrict.com for a listing of all of the group
[Text from file received from Roy Logan,
Lincoln Park District]