Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June 1st Edition: Holstein Happenings

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Holstein Happenings
June 1, 2011

Get out the snorkel and flip-flops . . . Pool opens June 17.

MOVE! A Performance in the Park - Sat-Sun, June 4 and 5

Nothing Without a Company is a performance and dance company that promises to turn Senior Citizens Park into a live extravaganza this weekend, and two weekends after that. All performances are FREE.

The show opens this Saturday, June 4 at 6:30 PM. There will be another performance Sunday, June 5 at 3:30 PM. The show repeats the weekend of June 11-12 and June 17-19. Don't get caught up in the flash mob at the end.

UNMAKING: Zephyr Dance - Thurs-Sat, June 9-11
Arts Partner Zephyr Dance will hold its Spring program of "Experiments and Sketches" in the field house auditorium Thursday and Friday, June 9-10 at 7:30 PM and Saturday, June 11, at 2 PM.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. For more information, call 773-489-5069 or visit
TOY DRIVE - ends Wednesday, June 15

For the next two weeks, there will be a box in the lobby of the field house to collect stuffed animals for children in Afghanistan War. A local soldier will distribute the stuffed animals while serving in The Middle East. The toys will be collected on June 15.

CAPS MEETING - Thursday, June 16 7 PM
Do you have a police or safety issue that concerns you? This is your chance to meet with the Chicago police community liaison. Meetings are in the Holstein Park field house.

HOLSTEIN POOL OPENS! - Friday, June 17
The Holstein Park Pool opens June 17 and will remain open through the summer until Labor, Sept. 5. The preliminary schedule of pool hours is as follows:

Lap Swim - Mon thru Fri: 7 AM - 8:45 AM; 6 PM - 7:15 PM.
Weekends: 11 AM - 11:45 AM; 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM.

Family Swim - Mon thru Thurs: 11 AM - 12:45 PM

*First week only. Day Camp will have this slot June 27 to August 5.

Family Swim - Mon thru Fri: 4 PM to 5:45 PM

* Ends 45 minutes early on Tues and Thurs for swim team practice.

Family Swim - Weekends: 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM; 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM.

Open Swim - Mon thru Fri: 1 PM - 3:45 PM.
Weekends: 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM.

Learn to Swim - Sat-Sun: 5 PM - 6 PM.

* Ages 6 to 12 years. All classes are full.

Swim Team (ages 6 to 17 years) will be organized when lifeguards arrive. Ask at the park office if you are interested.

Friends of Holstein Park - Tuesday, June 21 6:30 PM

It's time to start organizing for the Bucktown Arts Fest, Apple Pie Contest and Circus in the Park. Come see how you can get involved.

Summer Day Camp - Monday, June 27 through Friday, August 5

It's a full house at summer camp this year. Campers ages 6 to 12 years will be at the park from 9 AM to 3 PM every weekday for sports, swimming, organized activities and Friday field trips. Registration is now closed.
And Finally . . .
While you are enjoying the pool this summer . . . if you see inappropriate activity around the pool or in the locker rooms, please notify the lifeguards and park staff immediately. They are there to make your summer safe and enjoyable.

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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