The Chicago Park District has re-designed its website to REQUIRE users to establish a personal account before signing up for any programs or events. Before registering for Spring programs (Feb. 21), for instance, you should get your account set up in advance. With your account, you will no longer pay for programs via Paypal — the Park District will have its own system for processing credit cards — and you will be able to receive text and/or emails about program changes.
Starting on Feb. 6, you will also be able to search the Spring program offerings at Holstein Park more easily. The park district site is www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.
Drop-In Yoga – Saturday mornings 9:30-10:30 AM
This Saturday, and every Saturday through the middle of March, adults are invited to join Zephyr Artistic Director Michelle Kranicke for an hour of yoga in the auditorium. Each session is $12. (Bring your own mat.) Call 773-489-5069 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Teen Valentine Dance – Friday, Feb. 10 4 – 7 PM
Teenagers between the ages of 12 and 15 are invited to celebrate the season with dance and refreshments in the auditorium. The rumor is DJStix will be spinning. But parental permission is required, so get your sign-up form at the fieldhouse.
Family Valentine Dance – Saturday, Feb. 11 3 – 5 PM
The decorations are still up, the dance floor is still warm, so moms and dads are invited to bring their own kids (ages 3 – to Holstein Park for a family Valentine Dance Saturday afternoon. Light refreshments, including a chocolate fountain, will be available.
Paper Crafts Workshop – Saturday, Feb. 11 10 AM – 2 PM
Sponsored by The Bucktown Arts Fest, a Paper Crafts workshop for children (ages 4-5) will be held from 10 AM to 2 PM with an advanced workshop for children ages 8-12 from 11:45 to 12:45 PM. (Younger children should be accompanied by an adult.) Learn more by calling Shannon at the fieldhouse 312-742-7554.
Jewelry Making Workshop on Saturday, March 10 from noon to 4 PM
Sponsored by the Bucktown Arts Fest, sign up for this fun adult jewelry kaking workshop with metalworker Amanda Hogg! Learn more by calling Shannon at the fieldhouse 312-742-7554.
Friends of Holstein Park – Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7 PM
Thanks to everyone who turned out for our annual elections in January. It was more exciting than a Florida primary. So now, without further ado, here are Your 2012 FOHP officers and directors:
Michelle Pennington, president; Lucy Jacobs, secretary; Sara Dudnik, treasurer; Jean Alan, Robert Allan, Scott Jacobs, Kathy Rice, Fred Schein and Dave Sundry, directors. Stop by and see how you can join the fun.
Online Registration – Spring Programs – Begins Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 9 AM
Holstein Park has a wide range of programs this Spring (starting April 6) that can only be signed up for online at the Park District site. Arts & Crafts, T-ball, Moms & Tots. Our programs are among the first to fill up, so it is important to search the offerings ahead of time, and be ready to make your selections when the buzzer sounds at 9 AM.
Sign up for these classes sponsored by The Bucktown Arts Fest in the Spring Session 2012!
Kid’s Afterschool Open Studio & Painting Class – Mondays 3:30-5:30 PM
Make Mondays THE time for being creative! Open to ages 8 – 13.
Open Studio & Painting Class for Adults – Mondays from 6:30-8:30 PM
Come practice and learn with artists of all ages and disciplines. Fine arts instructor Connie Hinkle is on hand to help you grow! Serving adults.
Music Lessons with Bucktown Music – Mondays from 4-5 PM, Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 PMClasses of 3-5 members will meet with an instructor for one hour once a week for 10 weeks. Instrumentation includes guitar, bass, vocals, keyboard/piano, and percussion with music appropriate for the studentsʼ age and level. Serving children and adults from 8 years old and up.
** Please remember: Under the new park district web design, you must GET AN ACCOUNT IN ADVANCE to facilitate your sign-up. Good luck!
Special thanks to Holstein Happenings by Friends of Holstein Park for lots of the content here!