Schererville Parks off to see ‘the Wizard’
May 1, 2012 1:06PM
Some stories come and go. Others become classics, born to enchant generations of children and adults.
“The Wizard of Oz” is one of those tales. It debuted in theaters in 1939 and never seems to get old.
Schererville Parks and Recreation is organizing a trip to see “The Wizard of Oz” at Drury Lane Theatre for Young Adults in Oakbrook, Ill., on Friday, June 8. Whether it’s your first time or 100th, prepare to enter the magical world of Dorothy, the Tin Man, Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion as they seek to find what is present — after all is said and done — deep within themselves.
The cost is $22 for Schererville residents or $24 for nonresidents, which includes bus transportation and tickets.
Plan to leave from Rohrman Park, 6750 Rohrman Road, at 8:15 a.m. sharp and return home about 12:30 p.m.
For more information or to reserve a place, visit Schererville.org.
The Calumet Astronomical Society invites the public to the Conway Observatory at Buckley Homestead (3606 Belshaw Road, Lowell) for a free viewing of Saturn opposition.
I’m not sure what that means, but astronomy buffs are sure to be excited, and I know Saturn can show up beautifully in the night sky.
Mark your calendar for 8:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 19. CAS volunteers will supply telescopes, star charts, astronomical binoculars and a great willingness to share their love and knowledge of the stars with all their guests.
The viewing is appropriate for all ages, but it occurs in a lights-out environment. White light, including flashlights, impedes the clarity, so parents with younger children are asked to keep them close for their safety and that of other guests.
Dress appropriately for cool evening weather and, if you’re not sure about viewing conditions, call (773) 639-5491 before heading out.
If you don’t know what to get Mom for Mother’s Day, let me remind you that time is slipping away. For moms too busy taking care of everyone else to consider some “me” time, how about a massage?
Massage helps relax the body and improve circulation, increases range of motion and reduces stress and anxiety.
Lan-Oak Park District has a professional, certified massage therapist on staff, so why not consider this special treat for your mom this year?
A 30-minute massage is only $40, or $60 for an hour. Popular, too, are hot-stone massages for $70. For more information, call (708) 474-8552 or stop by the Eisenhower Center, 2550 178th St., Lansing, Ill., to pick up a gift certificate.
Highland Parks will offer Tumblebear gymnastics classes from 4:30 to 5:15 or 5:15 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, May 29 to June 19, at the Lincoln Center 2450 Lincoln St.
The program, open to ages 5-13, includes tumbling, balance beam, bars and vault in an environment of fun, progressive learning.
Comfortable clothing (no jeans) and gym shoes are required. The cost for the four-week session is $30 for residents or $33 for nonresidents.
Visit the Lincoln Center office to register or call 838-0114 for more information.