Thursday, March 8, 2012

Holstein Happenings, March Edition

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Holstein Happenings
March 3, 2012


Spring . . . Are you feelin' it?

The pace around Holstein Park picks up with the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the end of this month . . . spring programs starting in April . . . and a heavy schedule of summer events and festivals coming up.

But first, make sure you get familiar with the new Chicago Park District website. Anyone who wants to participate in park programs must now REGISTER IN ADVANCE of the sign-up date. More details are below. Meanwhile . . .

Drop-In Yoga - Saturday mornings 9:30-10:30 AM
Start you weekend off right with Saturday morning yoga! Zephyr Artistic Director Michelle Kranicke leads an hour of yoga every Saturday in the field house auditorium. (Bring your own mat.) Drop ins welcome! Each session is $12. For more information, call 773-489-5069 or email zephyr@zephyrdance.com.

Friends of Holstein Park - Tuesday, Mar 20 at 7PM

Thanks to everyone for a great turnout last month, and to all the people who are organizing new committees. There are plenty of fun events ahead - The Holstein Park Centennial, Circus in The Park, Apple Pie Contest. Please stop by and get involved.

Browse Summer Programs Online - Monday, Mar. 26
Anyone who tried to sign up online for spring programs at Holstein last month knows the process was hardly seamless. You can save time and frustration by going to the Park District website early to register and BROWSE all available programs starting Monday, March 26. Actual online registration for summer programs does not begin until April 9.

The new website is a little confusing. If you click on activities, however you can see available programs by location, age or category (art, sports, etc). Type in Holstein Park and you should see all the summer programs available. Write down which ones you want, confirm that you are registered, then keep that information handy for the April 9 registration date.

Good luck!

Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday, Mar 31 10 AM

The Easter Bunny will be there. Will you? Please join us for the annual Easter Egg Hunt in Senior Citizens Park. Once again, we will have two different starting times (for different ages). Children under 3 years old can start hunting at 10 AM. Children between the ages of 3 and 9 start at 10:30 AM.
If the weather is nice, we anticipate a strong turnout; but would like to keep participation to around 50 kids for each hunt. Please go to the
Friends of Holstein Park website to sign up in advance. A $3 donation is suggested. (This event may be canceled in inclement weather.)

AND FINALLY . . . When you walk into the field house, make sure you notice the "Summer Day Camp" mosaic the park kids have been making. (How can you miss it? It's right on the wall.) Many thanks to Bucktown artist Connie Hinkle for directing the project, and to Friends of Holstein Park and the Bucktown Arts Fest for funding it. It's awesome!

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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 friendsofholsteinpark@yahoo.com.
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