Updated: June 12, 2012 12:58PM
If you want to gauge your children’s interest in the arts and engage them in theater from a young age, Lake County Parks is sponsoring a kids’ theater workshop at Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center at Three Rivers County Park, 2800 Colorado St., Lake Station, from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays, July 9 through Aug. 6.
It is infused with explorative and creative play, with an overload of fun. Children of all ages will learn the basics of theater as they grow in presence and confidence in front of others. A grand finale performance is planned at 5:50 p.m. Aug. 6, so tell the grandparents to mark their calendars.
The cost is $150 per child. Register on line at MyBellaboos.com or call 963-2070 for more information.
Bagshot Row, with its extensive list of ’50s and ’60s music — including British Invasion tunes —will headline the free Munster summer concert series on June 24.
The band will perform hits by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Byrds and even the Everly Brothers — in short, the tunes that helped weave the tapestry of a generation.
Trivia, T-shirt contests and audience participation also are planned from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Heritage Park Gazebo, corner of Ridge Road and Columbia Avenue. In the event of bad weather, the venue will move to the Munster High School auditorium, 8808 Columbia Ave.
The Crown Point Aeromodelers will be at Lake Hills Park, 8640 Lake Hills Drive, St. John, for their free model airplane float and fly from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24.
Children really will love this event, so bring a blanket and a picnic lunch.
Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, 6201 Parrish Ave., Hammond, will offer a free forestry merit-badge event for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts ages 11 and older from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 24.
Scouts can learn about forest habitation and traits of the trees native to our region, and how they relate to wildlife and human existence. An explanation of forestry management also is planned.
Advance registration is required by calling 844-3188. Participants are asked to bring a sketchbook or camera.
Tickets are on sale for the South Holland Recreational Services’ annual Gospel Celebration on Friday, June 29. This year, the popular event will feature the music of Todd Dulaney.
Advance tickets for those 16 and older are $20. Senior citizens (60 and older) pay $15, and children 5-15 are admitted for $10. All ages will pay $25 the day of the event.
Doors will open at 7 p.m., with the show starting at 7:30 at the South Holland Community Center, 501 E. 170th St. For more information or to buy tickets, call (708) 331-2940 or visit the website
Highland Parks is offering a Sit and Be Fit class from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Lincoln Center, 2450 Lincoln St. If you have limited mobility or balance issues, here’s a chance to safely stretch, strengthen and tone your upper body.
All you need is a towel, water bottle and light hand weights. Note that you will be asked to sign a consent form at your first class.
The cost is $12 for Highland residents or $15 for nonresidents. Register at the Lincoln Center office or online at highlandparks.org.