Munster offers summer enrichment classes
May 29, 2012 1:06PM
As school budgets get squeezed, enrichment programs often get lost in the fallout.
Here’s a chance to fill those needs. Munster Parks is offering summer enrichment from 8:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, June 11, through Monday, July 9, at Elliott Elementary School, 8718 White Oak Ave.
The classes are open to grades prekindergarten through sixth and will cover diverse topics such as Fun with the 5 Senses, Paint with Chalk and robotics. Fees vary by class, but range from $70 to $120.
For more information or to register, call 836-7275 or visit the Town Hall at 1005 Ridge Road.
Parents know each child is unique and, for many, sports just don’t rock their boats.
The Lan-Oak Park District invites ages 3-5 to Songs of the Season. This class is designed to introduce children to singing and dancing and will meet from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Wednesdays, June 13 to 27, at 2550 178th St., Lansing.
The cost is $15 for residents or $20 for nonresidents. To register, go to lanoakparkdistrict.org.
All too often, with age comes limited mobility. Water can be the great equalizer.
South Holland Recreational Services has a senior citizen water fitness class designed to provide a healthy workout with much less stress on joints and muscles.
And, you have two options: Mondays from 9 to 9:50 a.m. (June 11 to July 16) or Thursdays from 8 to 8:50 a.m. (June 14 to July 19) in the pool at the Community Center, 501 East 170th St.
The cost for South Holland residents is $22 ($27 nonresidents) if you sign up by June 6. Fitness members pay $17.
Call 708 331-2940 for more information or to register.
The Deep River Artists group will meet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at the park, 9410 Old Lincoln Highway, Hobart. This informal group gathers to create and socialize with other artists.
Tables and chairs are provided; bring your own supplies, plus a sack lunch and something to drink while you enjoy a few hours in one of our beautiful county parks.
There are no fees, but for more information on this group, call the park office at 947-1958.
St. John is kicking off its summer concert series at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Lake Hills Park Amphitheater, 85th Avenue and Lake Hills Drive.
For your listening (and dancing) enjoyment, Spring Fever will provide the entertainment.
Admission is free, and remember to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and maybe a picnic basket.
Get up close and personal with a lion or tiger. Laugh at the monkeys’ antics or take in the sheer power and might of a polar bear.
Bring the family — young and old — for a day at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.
Schererville Parks will take a busload to the zoo Friday, June 15, leaving Rohrman Park, 6750 Rohrman Road, at 8:30 a.m. sharp. Return will be about 3:30 p.m.
Transportation cost is $11 for Schererville residents or $13 for nonresidents, and admission to the zoo is free. To register, go to Schererville.org.