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Archive for Saturday, March 31, 2001

3-31 REC CALENDAR

March 31, 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 12 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 at 843-7800 or rcox@sunflower.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. For more information, call 832-7930.

Today -- Saturday Morning Free program, 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. Program includes nature presentation.

Today -- Saturday Nite Main Event, 7 p.m.-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.

Tuesday -- Wild Adventures for Preschoolers and Parents, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. Program for ages 2 to 5. Fee: $2 per child. Call 832-7980 to reserve a spot and pay at class time. Also Wednesday.

Wednesday -- Nature programs for adults, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. Call 832-7980 for more information.

Wednesday -- Young Naturalists Classes, 4 p.m., Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. Program for ages 8 to 13. Fee: $2.50 per child. Call 832-7980 to reserve a spot and pay at class time. Also Thursday.

April 7 -- Clinton Lake 5K and 10K Dam Run, 10 a.m. Registration $15 before April 6, $16 on race day. Call 832-7940 for more information.

April 7 -- Saturday Morning Free program, 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. Program includes nature presentation.

April 7 -- Saturday Nite Main Event, 7 p.m.-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.

April 7 -- Club Saturday Night, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th. Dance party for junior high students featuring live DJ and prize giveaway.

Douglas County

Senior Services

Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers several classes. 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.

Program opportunities include:

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

  • Open computer lab, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Also Wednesdays.
  • Beginning bridge, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Caregiver Support Group, 2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
  • Duplicate bridge, advanced beginner to intermediate, 6:45 p.m.-9 p.m.

Tuesday -- Downtown Tuesday Painters, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Autoharp group, 10 a.m.-noon, Babcock Place.
  • Open Woodworking shop, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

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

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

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

  • New Horizons Saxophone Group, 4 p.m.
  • Community Theater dress rehearsal, "Cat On a Hot Tin Roof," 8 p.m.

Friday -- Presentation on "The 'Invisible' African Woman in Development" by Del Zhiri, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

  • Pinochle and pitch, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • New Horizons Clarinet Group, 2:45 p.m.-4 p.m.
  • Origami, 3 p.m.-5 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 Ave.

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 -- Swimmers of all levels of ability and interest ages 18 and older 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., Borders Cafe Espresso, 700 N.H. All levels welcome. For information, call Jamie Schrack at 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, 920 Mass., No. 4. 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.

Nia

Neuromuscular Integrative Action is a holistic fitness class blending martial arts, dance and yoga. Nia classes are appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. Drop-ins are welcome. Classes are held at I Live Well, 1201 Wakarusa Drive, Suite C2, except where noted. Call 841-0510 for more information.

Monday: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday: 9-10 a.m. (This class meets at Dance Gallery North, 4940 Legends Drive.)

Thursday: 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Saturday: 10:15-11:15 a.m.

-- The deadline for information for the Recreation Calendar is noon Monday. Send information to Features Editor Susie Fagan, 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 sfagan@ljworld.com.

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