Kick’n with the Kids teaches soccer basics
April 10, 2012 12:24PM
One of the great things about soccer is, it’s never too early to teach children the basic skills needed for a sport that an be played well into adulthood.
Dyer Parks is offering a Kick’n with the Kids class for ages 3-6 (accompanied by a parent or caretaker) from 10 to 11 a.m., Mondays, May 7-28, at the Dyer Indoor Soccer Arena, 14914 W. 101st Ave.
Fundamentals will be introduced, along with aspects of teamwork and good sportsmanship. The cost is $30 for Dyer residents or $35 for nonresidents.
Children will need to wear shin guards and athletic shoes. Don’t forget a water bottle.
Registrations are being taken at the Dyer Town Hall, One Town Center or online at townof dyer.com/parks.
South Holland Parks invites senior citizens, ages 55 and older, to a Spring Fling gala Wednesday, April 25, at the Community Center, 501 E. 170th St.
Doors will open at 10:30 a.m., with entertainment starting at noon.
Besides a delicious lunch, enjoy the music of Peter Oprisko, one of Chicago’s most popular performers. His music is reminiscent of the late Frank Sinatra.
The cost is $10, but seats are limited, so reserve a place by Friday, April 20. Call (708) 331-2940.
Cubs game: Join Schererville Parks for a trip to Wrigley Field on Friday, May 4, to see the Cubs play the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Game time is 1:20 p.m. The bus will depart from Rohrman Park at 10:45 a.m. and return about 6.
The cost is $38 for Schererville residents ($41 nonresidents) and includes transportation and a terrace reserved seat.
For tickets or more information, visit the website Schererville.org or call 322-2211.
Teens 14 to 17 can take a Fantasy Painting class from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 25 to May 23, through the Lan-Oak Park District. Completion of the At the Easel class is a prerequisite.
Classes will meet at the Eisenhower Center, 2550 178th St., Lansing. Budding artists will create a forest landscape, fairies, trolls, sprites and gnomes.
The cost is $64 for local residents or $69 for nonresidents. All materials will be provided.
Call (708) 474-8552 to register or for more information.
The Wild Ones native plant sale has become a popular annual event and is coming up from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, 6201 Parrish Ave., Hammond.
Wild Ones members will help patrons choose from among more than 100 species of wildflowers and grasses that are most appropriate for gardens.
All plants will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, so come early for the best selection.
Proceeds will help fund Lake County Parks programs.