Youth and Adult Programs

Upcoming Summer and Fall Programs...
Lakeside Splashzone Water Park Family Movie Night - FREE MOVIE!
Date:  Saturday, August 5, 2017
Special Admission Price:  $2.00 per person after 5:00 p.m.
IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union and the City of Galesburg Parks and Recreation Department proudly present Disney's "Moana" on the giant inflatable screen.  Patrons will be able to swim until dusk.  Concessions will be available to purchase.  Free leis and glow in the dark bracelets will be given to participants while supplies last.
Lakeside Splashzone Water Park Back to School Splash Bash
Date:  Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Time:  7:00-9:00 p.m.
Fee:  $2.00 per person
Age:  Junior High Students (As of Fall, 2017)
Stay cool at the pool during a night swim.  The concession stand will be open to purchase snacks.  Lakeside is open to Junior High youth only at this time.
Lakeside Nature Center Buzzing About Bees and Insects
Date:  Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time:  9:00-11:00 a.m.
Site:  Lakeside Nature Center, 1033 S. Lake Storey Road
Fee:  FREE
What's the buzz about bees?  Special guest, Margarita Patton will be available to explain how valuable honey bees are for pollinators.  Participants will search for incredible insects in the habitat garden. Bring your bug catcher!
Third Annual Monarch Migration Festival
Date:  Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time:  10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Site:  Lakeside Nature Center, 1033 South Lake Storey Road
Join us for Monarch butterfly tagging and release, pollinator parade, talks on pollinators and habitat building, hands-on-activities, story time in the garden, prairie plants, vendors, food, and live music.  Free admission.  Rain or shine!
McDonald's Youth Tennis Program Fall 2017
Fall Session:  Dates TBA (October)
Ages:  4-18 year olds
Location:  Lakeside Recreation Facility
Fee:  TBA
Registration Due:  TBA
Program Coordinator:  Coach Leeanne Scherpe and GHS Varsity Tennis Players
Program is for beginners, as well as advanced tennis players.  Participants will be divided according to skill level.  Racquets are available for participants to use during classes.  
2017 Fall Classic A.S.A. Adult Slow Pitch Softball League
Entry Fee:  $250.00 per team/open to the first eight teams in either league
Player's Fee:  $10.00 per player (due before playing)
League Site:  Lake Storey Park Softball Complex
Nights Offered:  Tuesday Men's Single Header
                        Wednesday Co-Recreation Single Header
Deadline:  Friday, August 25, 2017, by 5:00 p.m.
Season begins:  Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Register:  On-line, or in person
The season will consist of 7 games, including a single elimination tournament.  Awards will be determined by standings at the end of the season.
Adult Aqua-Fit Session - August 2017
Dates:  August 1-31, 2017
Location:  Hawthorne Pool
Fee:  $30.00 per Session (all classes included)
Times and Days:  See Document titled "Hawthorne Pool Aquatic Schedule - August 2017"
Yoga In The Park
Dates:  June 3 - August 26, 2017
Day:  Saturdays
Time:  9:00-10:00 a.m.
Location:  Lake Storey Park, East grassy area by Pavilion
Fee:  FREE
Enjoy your weekends with Yoga in the Park on Saturday mornings.  Thanks to many enthusiastic instructors, this is a FREE program to the community.  No experience or pre-registration is required.  Invite your family, friends and co-workers.  Open to the public.  See schedule of instructors on document titled "Yoga In The Park".


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Western Illinois Youth Basketball League 2017-18
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Yoga In The Park
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