Plans are to open the swimming pool on Saturday. Purchase your
passes on or before May 31 to qualify for the discounted early bird
rate. Pool passes are available for individual youth or adult,
couple, or as a family. Passes are available anytime the front
office is open. We have several new plans for our swimmers this year
and look forward to serving you.
Are you water savvy? If not, we have Red Cross-certified
instructors giving swimming lessons. For everyone from age 3 to
adults, our lifeguards will have you swimming and feeling more
confident in the water in no time. Parents are not expected to get
into the water with their children but are more than welcome to wait
poolside. Adult swimming lessons are offered on Saturday mornings
from 9 to 10. If you have questions, feel free to call us at
732-8770. Information is also available at
www.lincolnparkdistrict.com. Go to the
"Special Events" page and click on the
If you are looking for a way to spend a little time having fun
with your spouse, join us for Dance Lessons 4 All Occasions. I have
taken this class from Mike and Julie Bieser and it was a great time.
I not only learned a lot, but all of us in the class progressed
quite well with the instruction. Put your fears away and sign on
with all your other two-left-feet friends. You'll not only get a
little exercise, but learn to swing dance, the cha-cha and a
nightclub two-step. Classes are Sunday afternoons from 2 to 3:30 in
the aerobics room and start June 1 for four weeks. Wear comfortable
clothes and slick-soled shoes.
The old expression goes, "Love means nothing in tennis." Not
necessarily so here at the park district. We are looking for young
people from kindergarten and up who want to learn the game and
develop a love for this great sport. Julie Harris Larson, ranked No.
1 in her competitive career, shares her passion of the game. From
beginners to intermediates, learn forehand and backhand strokes,
serve, and strategy. A variety of drills will keep your young people
interested as they learn new skills. This weeklong camp begins June
2, and lessons are offered by age divisions.
Batter up! It is tee ball time again. Learn the baseball
fundamentals, including hitting, fielding, throwing and base
running. Coaches Chris Ciaccio and Brooke Eaton will emphasize
sportsmanship, teamwork and fun. Play will be on Breezy Field, or in
the event of inclement weather, we'll play in the indoor Sports
Center. This six-week session begins June 14 and is for young people
entering kindergarten through second grade. All athletes must wear
sneakers and have their own ball glove.
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The Exploring Sports program is for children entering
kindergarten through second grade. We'll offer three different
sports in this six-week program. Save an hour Tuesday and Thursday
morning to give your child the opportunity to play tee ball,
volleyball and basketball. Exploring these will help young athletes
decide which sport might be their favorite. Wear sneakers and bring
your own ball glove for the weeks of tee ball. Nothing will rain out
our Exploring Sports games; we'll move them indoors to the Sports
Center. Our first day of this six-week sports extravaganza is June
10. Sign up and invite a friend to join your team too.
Here is the casting call for all actors and actresses ages 6-10.
Drama camp is the first week of June. This awesome theater
experience is led by Mr. Chris Gray, theater director for Lincoln
College. The week will be filled with improvisation, theater games
and warmups, as well as arts and crafts and rehearsing for a
performance starring you! Bring a sack lunch and your swimsuit and
towel. We'll do different theater exercises, eat lunch, swim and
then work on our Friday production some more in the afternoon. Join
us June 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Invite your family and friends to
Friday afternoon's performance. For young people ages 11-14, your
drama camp will be July 7-11.
Learn the sport of recreational fishing. Two free events are
offered to anyone interested in knowing how to reel in the big ones.
Our Fishing Clinic is June 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 in the Railer Room.
Learn how to tie on the hook, different types of bait, fish
identification and safety tips as well. Our fishing guide will be
Herb Drier from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
On June 7 join us at Hickory Lane Campground in Atlanta. Sgt.
Greenslate, Lincoln D.A.R.E. officer, will be there with the wiener
wagon. He will have prizes in several different categories in this
competitive but fun event. Parental approval is a must and parents
are encouraged to attend. The first baited hook goes in at 9 a.m.,
with judging around 11.
[Text from file received from Roy Logan,
Lincoln Park District]