Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Holstein Happenings, Feb. 1st

all news, below, by Friends of Holstein Park. To sign up for their monthly newsletter, click here.

Holstein Happenings
Feb 1, 2012

Love Month!
There's a lot going on at Holstein Park this February, but here's some news that will help you participate in park programs through the whole coming year.

The Chicago Park District has re-designed its website to REQUIRE users to establish a personal account before signing up for any programs or events. Before registering for Spring programs (Feb. 21), for instance, you should get your account set up in advance. With your account, you will no longer pay for programs via Paypal -- the Park District will have its own system for processing credit cards -- and you will be able to receive text and/or emails about program changes.

Starting on Feb. 6, you will also be able to search the Spring program offerings at Holstein Park more easily. The park district site is Now what's happening closer to home?

Drop-In Yoga - Saturday mornings 9:30-10:30 AM
This Saturday, and every Saturday through the middle of March, adults are invited to join Zephyr Artistic Director Michelle Kranicke for an hour of yoga in the auditorium. Each session is $12. (Bring your own mat.) Call 773-489-5069 or email for more information.
Teen Valentine Dance - Friday, Feb. 10 4 - 7 PM

Teenagers between the ages of 12 and 15 are invited to celebrate the season with dance and refreshments in the auditorium. The rumor is DJStix will be spinning. But parental permission is required, so get your sign-up form at the field house.

Family Valentine Dance - Saturday, Feb. 11 3 - 5 PM

The decorations are still up, the dance floor is still warm, so moms and dads are invited to bring their own kids (ages 3 - 8) to Holstein Park for a family Valentine Dance Saturday afternoon. Light refreshments, including a chocolate fountain, will be available.

Paper Crafts Workshop - Saturday, Feb. 11 10 AM - 2 PM
The Bucktown Arts Fest is sponsoring three arts workshops for adults and children this winter, and there are still openings for new participants.

Every Monday night, for instance, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, the Arts Fest is holding adult drawing sessions in the auditorium (preceded by drawing classes for kids ages 8 - 12 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM.)

And this Saturday, February 11, they will hold a Paper Crafts workshop for children (ages 4-5) from 10 AM to 2 PM with an advanced workshop for children ages 8-12 from 11:45 to 12:45 PM. (Younger children should be accompanied by an adult.)

And mark your calendar for another adult Jewelry Making workshop on Saturday, March 10 from noon to 4 PM. A small fee applies to each session.Learn more by calling Shannon at the fieldhouse 312-742-7554.

Friends of Holstein Park - Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7PM

Thanks to everyone who turned out for our annual elections in January. It was more exciting than a Florida primary. So now, without further ado, here are Your 2012 FOHP officers and directors:

Michelle Pennington, president; Lucy Jacobs, secretary; Sara Dudnik, treasurer; Jean Alan, Robert Allan, Scott Jacobs, Kathy Rice, Fred Schein and Dave Sundry, directors.

Stop by and see how you can join the fun.
Online Registration - Spring Programs - Tuesday, Feb. 21 9 AM
Holstein Park has a wide range of programs this Spring (starting April 6) that can only be signed up for online at the Park District site. Arts & Crafts, T-ball, Moms & Tots. Our programs are among the first to fill up, so it is important to search the offerings ahead of time, and be ready to make your selections when the buzzer sounds at 9 AM.

Please remember: Under the new park district web design, you must GET AN ACCOUNT IN ADVANCE to facilitate your sign-up. Good luck!
Ain't this weather grand?

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