Monday, May 31, 2010

Holstein Happenings- From Friends of Holstein Pk

Holstein Happenings
May 31, 2010

Here comes summer. Save these dates. . .

- Wed, June 2 6:30 PM
This September, Friends of Holstein Park is bringing the fabulous Midnight Circus to Holstein for four weekend performances. This is your chance to get in on the ground-floor planning. Kick-off meeting is 6:30 PM in the field house. Can't make the date. Email to get involved.

Thurs, June 17 6:30 PM
It's happening. The Park District has asked for bids on a fall renovation of our 100-year-old field house. See the plans and give your input at the monthly meeting of Friends of Holstein Park. 6:30 PM in the field house.

POOL OPENS!!!! - Friday, June 18
Better late than never. Here is the schedule of summer pool activities (You can get a printed schedule at the field house):

FAMILY SWIM: Sat-Sun 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM, also 3:30 - 4:45 PM; Mon - Fri 9 AM - 10:45 PM, also 4 - 5:45 PM (early close on Tues and Thurs for swim team practice.)

(all ages): Sat-Sun 12:30 - 3:45 PM; Mon - Fri 1 - 3:15 PM

(over 18): Sat - Sun 11 - 11:45 AM, also 6:15 - 7:15 PM; Mon - Fri 7 - 8:45 AM, also 6 - 7:15 PM

LEARN TO SWIM (ages 6-12): Sat and Sun 5 - 6 PM

(ages 6-12 and 13-17): Tues and Thurs 5 - 6 PM

To learn more about swim lessons and the Holstein Park swim team, call the field house at 312-742-7554. There are still openings in both programs.

MOVIE IN THE PARK - Sat, June 19 at dusk
Friends of Holstein Park are sponsoring the June outdoor movie "The Blind Side" on the baseball field. Bring your own lawn chairs. Movie starts at dusk (around 8:30 PM).

PLAY CAMP STARTS (ages 4-5) - Mon, June 21
A new summer camp program for 4-5 year olds. Call Megan at the field house for more information. 312-742-7554.

- June 24, 25 and 26 at 8 PM
Holstein Arts Partner Zephyr Dance celebrates its 20th anniversary with a series of performances of "In The Looking" at the Epiphany Episcopal Church, 201 S. Ashland. Tickets are $20 ($15 for students.) Concert starts at 8 PM. For more information, call 773-489-5069 or see

(ages 6 - 12) - Mon, June 28
Let the mayhem begin.

The Bucktown Arts Fest, Circus in the Park, The Bucktown Apple Pie Contest. All these events happen because neighbors give their time and effort to planning these exciting events. Volunteers are always needed and welcome. It's fun, it's educational, and it makes Bucktown a better place to live.

Holstein Happenings is a monthly newsletter from Friends of Holstein Park to keep you informed of what's happening in our park. We also have a new website about park activities ( If you would like to add more names to the Holstein Happenings mailing list, send new addresses to

-Content By Friends of Holstein Park (hosting here so I can link to it)

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