Sunday, October 2, 2011

October Edition of Holstein Happenings

(Note: All content below by Friends of Holstein Park. Click here to sign up for their newsletter).

Holstein Happenings
October 1, 2011

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Columbus Day - Mon, October 10 9 AM to 5 PM

Holstein Park will be open on Columbus Day for regular kids programming from 9 AM to 5 PM but close early that day. No night activity sports.

Hip Hop Dance Workshop - Fri, October 14 4-5:30 PM
Teenagers ages 11 to 16 are invited to a FREE Hip Hop Dance workshop sponsored by Zephyr Dance. Bust your best moves, impress your friends, and learn how to control the dance floor.
"13 Terrors" - October 14-15, 21-22 and 27-30

Halloween is just around the corner so it's time for the Park District's annual Haunted House extravaganza. The venue this year has shifted to the Theatre on The Lake (Fullerton & Lake Shore Drive). The show will be open from 6:30 to 9:30 PM and costs $10. It is so scary that children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult.

The opening on Friday and Saturday, October 14 and 15, is a special teen night. Teenagers are admitted for $5. To purchase tickets in advance (or get group discounts) call Warren Park at 773-262-8658 or learn more at

7th Annual Bucktown Apple Pie Contest - Sun, October 16 2 - 5 PM
It's that time of year again. Time to choose the best baker in Bucktown. Over 100 contestants have already signed up. But there are still slots for 50 more. Go to to read the rules and sign up. The deadline is Wednesday, October 12.

This year, there is also a brand new professional division for people in the restaurant industry. The Grand Prize winner will win the coveted Brass Rolling Pin and four others will receive cash prizes, gift certificates and really, really big ribbons. gifts, ribbons and other considerations worth hundreds of dollars. So don't do it for the money, do it for the fun!

You say you'd rather eat than bake? This one is for you. Pie and ice cream, two bands, pony rides and kids activities make this Bucktown's favorite ice cream social. Follow us on Facebook, or just show up. Activities are both inside the field house and on the ball field. You won't leave unsatisfied.

PUSH: The Zephyr Dance Series - Thurs, Fri, Sat, October 20 - 22

Zephyr Dance presents new works and old Thursday and Friday nights at 7:30 PM with a 2 PM matinee performance Saturday in the Holstein Park fieldhouse. Zephyr Dance has been Holstein Park's arts partner teaching dance and movement to kids for over a decade, but it is also recognized nationally as an innovative dance company.

This is your chance to see what they do in real life. Tickets are $15 ($12 for seniors and students). Learn more and buy tickets in advance at

Now is the time to sign up your kids (ages 6 to 12) for the December Sports Camp over the school vacation holidays. Lots of activities are planned for the school down time. Stop by the field house to find out more, or call Victor Cardona at 312-742-7554.

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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