Youth and Adult Programs

Upcoming Fall/Winter Programs...
Hawthorne Pool Pumpkin Plunge and Swim Day!
Date:  Friday, October 20, 2017
Time:  1:00-4:00 p.m.
Location:  Hawthorne Pool
Admission:  $2.00 per person
Join the aquatic team for an afternoon of swimming during District #205's Institute Day.  The event will kick-off with a pumpkin plunge.  Pumpkins are first come, first serve, with one per person.  Participants are welcome to stay until the pool closes at 6:30 p.m.  Admission after 4:00 p.m. will be $5.00 per person.
Mother/Son Autumn Dance
Date:  Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time:  6:00-7:30 p.m.
Location:  Lake Storey Pavilion
Ages:  Kindergarten-5th grade boys, along with moms, grandmas, aunts, etc...
Fee:  $35.00 per couple, $10.00 for each additional child
This is the perfect season to enjoy a special "date night".  There will be a DJ, seasonal craft and refreshments to make this night of memories.  Dress is casual.  Limited space.  Register by Thursday, October 19, 2017.
Daddy/Daughter Candyland Ball
Date:  Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Time:  6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location:  Lake Storey Pavilion
Ages:  Kindergarten-5th grade girls, along with dads, grandpas, uncles, etc...
Fee:  $52.00 per couple, $22.00 for each additional child
Activities include a dinner buffet, line dancing, a craft, seasonal songs, and a special visit from Santa.  Dickerson Photography will be onsite for participants to purchase photo keepsakes.  Registration is limited, and is taken on a first come, first served basis.
Holiday Sights & Delights Michigan Avenue Trip
Date:  Saturday, December 2, 2017
Site:  Lakeside Recreation Facility
Bus Departs at 7:00 a.m.
Fee:  $58.00 per person (Includes deluxe motor coach transportation)
Start your season with a trip to Michigan Avenue for a holiday experience that includes unique shopping, great food and delightful sights.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, November 15, 2017.  Space is limited.  No trip refunds.
Western Illinois Youth Basketball League (WIYBL) Winter 2017-2018
Registration Fee:  $80 per player
Registration Deadline:  October 20, 2018
Register on-line or at Lakeside Recreation Office
Practice starts: week of November 6, 2017
Games start:  December 2, 2017
Grades:  3rd/4th, 5th, 6th Boys, 4th, 5th, 6th Girls
More information provided on WIYBL flyer located on far right side of page.
Galesburg McDonald's Youth Team Tennis - Fall 2017
Fall Session:  October 24 - December 7, 2017
Tuesdays (4-10 years old)
Thursdays (11-14 years old)
5:30-6:30 p.m. (Ages 4-7)
6:30-7:30 p.m. (Ages 8-10)
5:30-6:30 p.m. (Ages 11-14)
Ages:  4-18 year olds
Location:  Lakeside Recreation Facility
Register by October 1st:  $45.00 per player
Register after October 1st:  $65.00 per player
Registration Closes on October 24th
Program Instructors:  Current and former GHS Varsity Tennis Players
All participants receive a team T-shirt and age appropriate racquet.  Register at
Jr. High Fall Dance
Date:  Friday, November 3, 2017
Time:  6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location:  Lake Storey Pavilion
Admission:  $2.00 per person
Enjoy a night at the Lake Storey Pavilion for 6th-8th graders only!  Professional DJ music!  Dress is casual.  Bring your friends and dance!
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 Ballroom Dance - Featuring Swing
Fall Session:  October 1 - November 5, 2017
Day:  Sundays
Time:  6:00-7:30 p.m.
Location:  Hawthorne Gym
Fee:  $50.00 per couple
This session will focus on the Lindy Hop, which may be considered the most popular form of swing dancing, and the East Coast Swing, which was influenced by the Foxtrot. 
Adult Open Singles Tennis League - Fall 2017
Cost:  $10 per participant per session*
*Lakeside Tennis Court use not included in fee
Schedule:  October 1 - November 11, 2017 (6 weeks of matches)
Participants:  Men and Women age 15 and Up
After registration is closed, a schedule will be sent to participants.  Each week participants will be paired off with a new opponent. 
Ladies Doubles Tennis League
Cost:  $50.00 per participant per session
Schedule:  Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location:  Lakeside Recreation Facility
Participants:  Women age 18+
Register On-line:
Fall Session
Registration Closes:  11/1/2017
Session Dates:  11/1/2017-12/20/2017
Winter Session
Registration Closes:  1/3/2018
Session Dates:  1/3/2018-2/21/2018
Spring Session
Registration Closes:  3/7/2018
Session Dates:  3/7/2017-4/25/2018
Adult Volleyball League - Fall/Winter 2017-2018
Registration Ends:  10/18/2017
Season Begins:  11/8/2017
Team Fee:  $225.00 per team (due by 10/18/2017)
Player Fee:  $10.00 per player (due by first night of play)
  *Once schedule has been made, no refunds will be issued
Wednesday Co-Rec. Competitive and Co-Rec. Non-Competitive Leagues will be offered.
11 game season with a double elimination tournament.
Adult Aqua-Fit Session - October 2017
Dates:  October 2-27, 2017
Location:  Hawthorne Pool
Fee:  $30.00 per Session (all classes included)
Times and Days:  See Document titled "Hawthorne Pool Aquatic Schedule - October 2017"



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