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Archive for Saturday, March 10, 2001

RECREATION CALENDAR

March 10, 2001

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Sunday -- The Show-n-Go ride, a longer tour with varying destinations, will begin at 10:30 a.m. in South Park. Bring money for snacks along the way.

Tuesday -- Illuminated bicycle path ride departs at 6:30 p.m. from Southwind Twelve Theater, 3433 Iowa. Bring lights and dress in layers for warmth. Bring money for food and conversation afterward.

For information or ideas about rides, contact Rex Cox, 843-7800, or rcox@sunlfower.com.

Lawrence Parks and Recreation

The leisure activities brochures for Lawrence Parks and Recreation are available at all city recreation centers, the Lawrence Public Library and city hall. To rent city park shelters or other city facilities, call 832-7920.

Here is a list of significant dates and activities. Many of them require pre-registration, which can be done by calling 832-7912:

Today -- Saturday Morning Free program, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Prairie Park Nature Center. A program will be presented on nature topics.

Today -- Saturday Nite Main Event, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St. Students in third to sixth grades can enjoy a night of music, raffles, basketball tournaments and Karaoke. Fee: $6.

Today -- Clay Figure Sculpture, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., for children and adults. Fee: $25.

Today - Club Saturday Night for junior high school students, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Holcom Park Recreation Center. Its a huge dance party with prize giveaways. Fee: $6.

Monday - Classes begin for gymnastics. Call the department for more information.

Tuesday -- Wild Adventures for Preschoolers and Parents, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Class maximum is 20. Fee is $2 per child. Also held on Wednesday.

Tuesday - Nature Class for adults, 11 a.m. to noon. Fee: $3.

Wednesday -- Young Naturalist Class, 4 p.m., for ages 5 to 7. Fee is $2.50 per child. Join naturalist staff to explore a new nature topic with live animals, outdoor investigations, games and hands-on activities. Pre-registration is recommended and parents must remain with group. Maximum enrollment is 15. Also held on Thursday for ages 8 to 13.

Wednesday - Bridge Lessons, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A beginning class for those who have never played bridge or for those who need a good review. Fee: $26. Class minimum: 8. Class maximum: 16.

Thursday - Bridge Lessons II, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fee: $26. Class minimum: 8. Class maximum: 16.

Friday -- Deadline for spring break activities. A structured program for children ages 5-12. It includes field trips, swimming, crafts, movies and games. Fee: $43 per participant plus costs for field trips.

Friday -- Nature Crafts for Kids, 11 a.m. to noon. For children ages 8-14. Fee: $3.

Saturday, March 17 -- Saturday Morning Free program, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Prairie Park Nature Center. A program will be presented on nature topics.

Saturday, March 17 -- Saturday Nite Main Event, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St. Students in third to sixth grades can enjoy a night of music, raffles, basketball tournaments and Karaoke. Fee: $6.

Saturday, March 17 - Club Saturday Night for junior high school students, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Holcom Park Recreation Center. Its a huge dance party with prize giveaways. Fee: $6.

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. Future seniors also are welcome if space allows. Call Senior Services, 842-0543, for information or to register.

Several program opportunities are available including:

Monday -- Pinochle, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Open computer lab, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Also on Wednesdays.
  • Duplicate Bridge, advanced beginners to intermediate, 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Beginning bridge, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday -- Autoharp group, 10 a.m. to noon, Babcock Place.

  • Open Woodworking shop, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Downtown Tuesday Painters, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

  • Quilting bee, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • O.U.R.S. Dance, 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Also 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays.

Thursday -- Friendship coffee, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

  • New Horizons Saxophone Group, 4 p.m.

Friday -- Pinochle and pitch, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • New Horizons Clarinet Group, 2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Bhaktivana yoga

Monday -- Beginner students meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Bhaktivana Yoga Center, 1204 N. 200 Road, Baldwin. Classes also meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m. Saturdays at the center.

Tuesday -- Gentle yoga classes meet at 10:30 a.m. at the center. Classes also meet at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the center.

Wednesday -- Beginner classes meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread.

Friday -- Intermediate-level classes meet at 9 a.m. at the center. For information call, (785) 594-7091 or (785) 979-1639.

Lawrence Aquahawks Swim Team

Monday through Saturday -- Lawrence Aquahawks, a year-round competitive swim team for Lawrence area youths, meets for practice at the Haskell Indian Nations University pool. Practice times vary according to ability and age. Contact head coach Brian Barnes at 841-8891 for more information.

Lawrence Masters Swimming Club

Monday through Saturday -- All levels of ability and interest from ages 18 and up are welcome to join Lawrence Masters Swimming Club. Morning practices are on Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday at the Carl Knox Natatorium at Lawrence High School, 1901 La. Evening practices are Tuesday and Thursday at Lawrence Athletic Club, 3201 Mesa Way. Contact Daniel Fisher, 841-5167, for information.

Chess club

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

Bridge

Monday -- Lawrence Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 6:45 p.m. at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. Affiliated with the American Contract Bridge League. For more information, call Glenna Herd, 865-4049.

Yoga

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday -- Yoga classes taught by Margaret Carr in the Iyengar tradition are held in the morning and evening on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and in the morning on Saturdays at the Yoga Center of Lawrence, No. 4, 920 Mass. Call 830-YOGA for more information.

Table tennis

Thursday -- The Lawrence Table Tennis Assn. meets for play and practice at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H.

-- The deadline for information for the Recreation Calendar is noon Monday. Send information to Society Editor Karrey Britt, 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 kbritt@ljworld.com.

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