Friday, September 3, 2010

Sept. 1st Edition of Friends of Holstein Park News

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Holstein Happenings
September 1, 2010

Are you ready for a circus?

Last weekend's Bucktown Arts Fest was a marvelous celebration of all that's good in our community. Our thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who helped make it happen. Now come more thrills, chills, spills - and pie - as Holstein Park goes into the busy fall season.

Pool Closes - LABOR DAY, Monday Sept 6
The last lap swimmers must be out of the pool by 5:15 PM before the park drains the pool for the winter. Ah summer, you were far too short this year.

Zephyr Dance Concerts - Thurs, Fri, Sat Sept 9 - 11

Arts Partner Zephry Dance holds it fall concert series at 7:30 PM on Thursday and Friday, and 2 PM Saturday in the field house auditorium. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

Little Kickers Soccer - Starts Saturday, Sept 11
Little Kickers Soccer starts up this Saturday and continues every Saturday through Halloween. The schedule is: 9:30 - 10:30 AM - 4-year-olds ...... 10:30 - 11:30 AM - 5 and 6-year olds ...... 11:30 - 12:30 PM - 7,8 and 9-year olds.

Friends of Holstein Park - Thursday, Sept 16 6:30 PM
The Friends of Holstein Park have two big events coming up in the next month, Circus in the Park (Sept. 25-26) and the Bucktown Apple Pie Contest (Oct. 10).

If you can volunteer on any of those days, your help will be much appreciated. This is the last monthly meeting before showtime. So please stop by. A lot of work goes into staging these events, and it's easier if the load is spread around. Plus, it's fun.

And it's a twofer: The CAPS community police meeting is 7 PM the same night in the auditorium.

Can't make the meeting? Email Michelle at to volunteer.

"Ghostbusters" Movie in the Park - Friday, Sept 17
The last movie in the park will be "Ghostbusters" --and this one isn't at Holstein or Churchill Park, but nearby Haas Park (Washtenaw and Fullerton).

The movie begins at dusk (now estimated to be around 7:30 PM). Bring your own lawn chair and picnic basket.

Fall Programs - start Monday, Sept 20
Regular fall programs - notably the After School Program for 6-12 year olds and Moms, Pops and Tots - start their regular schedule Monday and continue until the Christmas break.

There are still a few openings for younger children (ages 18-months to 4) in selected programs. Call Megan at the Holstein field house to find out more. 312-742-7554.

Open Gym - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Starting Tuesday, September 21, Holstein Park opens its gym for pick-up basketball games or shoot-arounds to adults over 18. This is a good way to connect with one of the teams in our famous 4-on-4 winter basketball league - or form your own team.

There is a one-time fee of $35 to use the gym for the season.

Indoor Soccer - Starts Wednesday, Sept 22
If you've seen the size of our gyms, this may sound crazy. But people are flocking to Holstein Park on Wednesday nights for 3-on-3 indoor soccer. Teams rotate on the floor and stay, or leave, based on who won the last match. There is a one-time fee of $17 for the season.

Circus in the Park - Saturday and Sunday, Sept 25-26
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up to the latest offering in Holstein Park's array of special events: The Midnight Circus brings its collection of acrobats, aerialists, clowns, contortionists and one trained dog to Holstein Park for four shows Saturday (2 PM and 5 PM) and Sunday (1 PM and 4 PM). Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance at

Holstein is one of five parks that have banded together to raise money by presenting the circus in a different park every weekend. Other venues include Gompers Park (Sept. 11-12), Welles Park (Sept. 18-19), Portage Park (Oct. 9-10) and Chase Park (Oct. 16-17).

If you can't make it to the Holstein Park shows, visit another park on another weekend. All proceeds are shared by the participating parks.

Visit the Midnight Circus website to learn more. And remember . . . every seat is a front row seat!

And Finally . . .
Save the date: Sunday, October 10 . . . for the 6th annual Bucktown Apple Pie Contest. This will be the biggest and best ever with up to 150 contestants, music by Tangleweed, kids activities, pony rides and, yes . . . square dancing! Go to for rules to enter. May the best baker win.

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

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