Sunday, November 28, 2010

Nov. 28 Edition of Holstein Happenings

(All content, below, by Friends of Holstein Park. Email to sign up for their monthly e-newsletter)

Holstein Happenings
November 28, 2010
Winter Time.

Let the rumpus begin!
Online Registration - Monday, Nov. 29 9 AM

Online registration for ALL HOLSTEIN PARK WINTER PROGRAMS begins at 9 AM at (pull down the Holstein Park tab.)

This includes Moms, Pops & Tots (18-36 months), Art & ABC's and Tumbling (3-4 years), After School Program (6-12 years) and all special winter sports Programs. Registration this year is online only. THERE WILL BE NO WALK-IN REGISTRATION. So sign up fast!

Hip Hop Workshop - Friday, Dec. 10

Zephyr Dance will be conducting a hip hop workshop and performance for teens aged 11 to 15 after school Friday. Call Michelle Kreineke at 773-489-5069 or see for more information.
Bucktown Seniors Christmas Party - Friday, Dec. 10 at Noon

The Bucktown Seniors gather for their annual Christmas blowout at La Villa restaurant. Are you over 65 and looking for ways to stay active? Meet the Bucktown Seniors or get more information by calling Shannon at the field house at 312-742-7554.

Bucktown Holiday Art Show - Sat-Sun, Dec. 11-12 Noon - 5 PM

The Holstein Park field house will once again be filled with over 100 artists and artisans selling one of a kind and original holiday gifts at the 12th annual Bucktown Promotions Holiday Art Show.
SportsFest at McCormick Place - Sat-Sun, Dec. 18-19, 10 AM to 4 PM

Mayor Daley's Holiday SportsFest is bigger and better than ever this year. Come watch your park teams participate in a dozen different tournaments or participate yourself in 33 different activities for kids including: soccer, table tennis, rock climbing, fishing, javelin throw and more sports than you can think of. Admission is free. Come on down.
Winter Sports Camp - Mon - Fri, Dec. 20 - 31 9 AM to 5 PM

During the holiday school recess, the After School Program becomes a Winter Sports Camp with daily activities for kids ages 6-11. The fee is $134 for the two week sesson. Call Shannon at the field house for more information 312-742-7554.
Toy and Mittens Drive - Ends on Tuesday, Dec. 21

The park district staff at Holstein Park is gathering toys and mittens for less fortunate children. You can drop off your contribution at the park district office anytime up until the end of day, Tuesday, December 21. Your thoughtful contribution is much appreciated.
And Finally . . .
Treat yourself to one of the great hidden sports spectacles in Chicago this winter. Stop by the field house on Tuesdays and Thursdays to watch the Holstein Park 4-on4 adult basketball league games. It's non-stop action in a matchbox gym featuring some of the best players in the city - and some of the worst.

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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