Monday, April 2, 2012

Dispatch from People Church Easter Egg Hunt

This past Saturday, hundreds of little ones (and adults) waited not so patiently for 1,000 Easter eggs to drop from a helicopter flying over A.N Pritzker School, 2009 N. Schiller.

Three of the 1,000 eggs contained prizes. Two of the three prizes went to a brother and sister, Ronin, and Remey, who combed the hay-covered field to discover the eggs containing fortune-cookie-sized slips redeemable for a Playstation and DS4.

Dennis Willis, whose mother, Sherryl, is a teacher at Pritzker, discovered the lucky egg containing a 52" Plasma screen TV.

Sherryl was very excited and reported that the prize will be the family's first flat screen television.

The gathering was sponsored by People Church, a congregation which rents out the Pritzker School auditorium on Wednesdays and Sundays. Audrey Carmona of People Church organized the hunt.

March 30th Edition of Holstein Happenings

All content, below, by Friends of Holstein Park. We deleted info on the egg hunt, which already happened. To sign up for the FOHP's monthly e-newsletter, click here.

Holstein Happenings
March 30, 2012

Spring Break Camp - April 2 - 6 9 AM to 5:30 PM
There's still time to sign up for Spring Break Camp starting this Monday during the public school holidays. Camp days feature fun and games, sports and field trips for kids ages 6-13. The fee is $71. Contact Victor or Shannon at the field house. (312) 742-7554.

Bucktown Arts Fest Classes - April 2 to June 1
Bucktown Arts Fest instructor Connie Hinkle will hold another ten weeks of painting classes every Monday starting Aprl 2. Students ages 8 to 13 are invited to attend from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. Adult sessions are from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

Bucktown Music will also be giving music lessons on Monday and Wednesday afternoons for anyone ages 8 and up. Both classes are sponsored by the Bucktown Arts Fest.

Basketball Championship Game - Tuesday, Apr 3 8 PM
It's down to the Final Four in the Holstein Park Adult Basketball League -- Team X, Bosch, The Lunatics, and Dave and The Other Guys. Stop by the gym for a consolation game at 6:45 PM followed by the The Championship Game at 8 PM.

ONLINE REGISTRATION - Summer Programs - Monday, Apr 9 9 AM

If you have found your way through the new Chicago Park District website--which, by the way, is a mess--and you have set up a personal account IN ADVANCE, you can now SIGN UP ONLINE for SUMMER PROGRAMS at Holstein Park.

The main programs where registration closes early are:

Summer Day Camp (June 25 - August 3) For kids ages 6 - 13. Camp runs five days a week from 9 AM to 3 PM. (The cost is $293). Campers can be dropped off early and/or stay late (for an additional $48 to $96).

Pool Lap Swim (June 15 - September 3) For adults 18 and up. Weekday mornings (7 AM) and evenings (6 PM) and weekends. The cost is $40.

Learn to Swim Classes (June 30 - August 5) For kids ages 6 to 13. Saturdays and Sundays at 5 PM. Classes are free.

There are no early childhood education or classes scheduled for kids under 6 at Holstein Park this summer. If you can't sign up online, there is a short walk-in registration period at the field house on Saturday, April 14.

Friends of Holstein Park - Tuesday, Apr 17 7 PM

The Friends of Holstein Park welcomes The Bucktown Community Organization (BCO) to a joint meeting to plan the celebration of Holstein Park's 100th anniversary this summer. It's gonna be big, it's gonna be great, and you'll want to be a part of it!
Co-ed 16" Softball League - May 15 to August 21, Tues-Wed-Thurs nights

Victor is still accepting team applications for the Holstein Park 16-inch softball league this summer. League play begins May 15. Games are scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6:30 to 9 PM. The fee to enter is $252. Call Victor at the field house to learn more. (312) 742-7554.

Little Hitters (Ages 4-9) - Saturday, Apr 21

It's T-ball for 4-6 year olds and real baseball for 7-9 year olds every Saturday from April 21 through June 16 on the ballfield. And there's still time to sign up. Call Victor at the park (312) 742-7554. Four year olds gather at 9 AM. 5-6 year olds play from 10:45 AM to 12:15. The 7-9 year-old league runs from 12:30 to 2:30 PM. Batter up!

AND FINALLY . . . We want to welcome our new park district area manager Deb Maddox. We look forward to being there with you at the groundbreaking this year for our field house renovations.

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