Archive for Monday, January 4, 1999


January 4, 1999


Walk-in enrollment for Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department winter and spring classes continues this week at South Park Recreation Center, 1141 Mass., and runs through the first day of classes. Most winter classes begin Jan. 18. The center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Extended hours will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 11-15. The winter-spring activities brochures are available at all city recreation centers, the Lawrence Public Library and city hall.

Here is a list of significant dates and activities:

Today -- Special populations coffeehouse, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th. Blue Condition will play.

Friday -- Registration deadline for indoor youth soccer.

Jan. 11 -- Cardio Crunch and Punch class begins.

  • Lawrence public schools/parks and recreation open gym schedule begins.

Jan. 12 -- Learn to swim and water fitness classes begin.

Jan. 16 -- Special populations bowling,

Jan. 18 -- Historic tour of an underground railroad site, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., meets at the Union Pacific Depot. Register in advance.

  • Rug weaving workshop, 10 a.m. to noon.

Jan. 31 -- Sports Collectible show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Holcom Park Recreation Center.

Feb. 6 -- Self-Defense workshop.

Eagle Bend Golf Course is open. There are now 7 a.m. tee times on Saturday and Sunday and 7:30 a.m. tee times Monday through Friday. Call 748-0600 for reservations, which may be arranged a week in advance. Parks and Recreation is offering beginning and novice golf lessons for adults and juniors, ages 10 to 17. Group and individual instruction is available by calling Eagle Bend.

For more information about these programs, call the South Park Center, 832-7930.

Douglas County

Senior Services

Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., has several classes taking place. All Douglas County residents age 55 and older are invited to participate in the programs. Future seniors also are welcome if space allows. Call Senior Services, 842-0543, for information or to register.

Several program opportunities are available including:

Today -- Open Computer Lab and Sharing Time, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays. Also on Thursdays.

Tuesday -- Open Wood shop, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., also 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday -- Chair exercise, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., also on Fridays.

  • Open Jewelry Shop, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday -- Origami, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Latch Hook class begins, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., through Jan. 28.

Friday -- Pitch, Pinochle and Dominoes, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Knitting/Crochet class begins, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. through Jan. 29.

Saturday -- Opry trip to Council Grove, 3 p.m. to midnight.

Jan. 11 -- Senior Singles Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Sirloin Stockade.

Jan. 12 -- German for Everyday Use begins, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. through Feb. 9.

  • Introduction to Computer class begins 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Also on Thursdays through Jan. 28.

Jan. 13 -- Windows95 class begins, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Also meets Fridays.

  • What is "Juno," 10 a.m. to noon.

Jan. 14 -- Beginning Relief, Wood Chip and Carving in the Round class begins, 2 p.m .to 4 p.m.

  • Kansas University tour, 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Trip will include the KU aerospace engineering department, the Spencer Museum of Art and the Anthropology Museum.

Baldwin City Rec.

The fall program of the Baldwin City Recreation Commission is now available. Contact the office, (785) 594-3670, or stop by 820 High for a copy.

The Snow Sculpture Contest is under way until Feb. 28. Contact the Recreation Commission office for details.

Here are some upcoming events:

Wednesday -- Beginning Karate, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Baldwin Elementary School gym. Open to all ages and abilities.

Sunday -- Co-ed adult pick-up basketball, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Baldwin High School gym.

Tuesday -- Storytelling for adults begins, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Jan. 11 -- Early Bird Aerobics, 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, for six weeks, at the BES gym.

Jan. 13 -- Creative and Photo-safe Scrapbooks, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Baldwin Senior Center, also on Jan. 20 and 27.


Today through Saturday -- All levels of ability and interest from ages 18 and up are welcome to join Lawrence Masters Swimming Club. Morning practices are at the Carl Knox Natatorium and evening practices at the Lawrence Athletic Club. Contact Daniel Fisher at 841-5167 for more information.


Today -- Lawrence Duplicate Bridge meets at 6:45 p.m. at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. Affiliated with the American Contract Bridge League. For more information, call Mike at 749-0355.

Chess club

Today -- Lawrence Chess Club, 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Border's Cafe Espresso, 700 N.H. All levels welcome. For more information, call Jamie Schrack, 842-8106.


Today, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday -- Yoga classes taught by Margaret Carr in the Iyengar tradition are at 7:30 p.m. Monday, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. For location or more information call Carr, 842-5713.

Hatha yoga

Today and Wednesday -- Hatha Yoga class taught by Gopi, 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread. Mondays are for beginners through intermediates. Intermediate students meet on Wednesdays. Friday and Saturday morning classes are also available. For more information call Gopi, 865-5080.

Indoor Cycling Training

Tuesday -- An indoor cycling training class, led by a former U.S. Olympic cycling coach, will be offered from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 1, at the National Guard Armory. Participants will need to supply their own bicycles and stationary trainers. For more information, call Mark Hodges, 832-2741.

Mushroom Hunting

Jan. 13 -- Kaw Valley Mycological Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Club member Richard Ziock will present "How to Grow Shiitake on Logs and Other Funny Things." There will be a Dutch-treat supper at 5:30 p.m. in the private dining room at Free State Brewing Company.

-- The deadline for information for the Recreation Calendar is noon Thursday. Send information to Features Editor Jill Hummels, Lawrence-Journal World, 609 N.H., P.O. Box 888, Lawrence, 66044. Fax the information to 843-4512. Or you can send it by e-mail to

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