Upcoming Recreation Programs 02/19/2015

Learn to Swim Registration
Date: February 26, 2015
Day: Thursday
Time: 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Site: Hawthorne Municipal Pool
Fee: $36.00 for Aquababies/Preschool, $40.00 for Youth - Levels I-VI/$68.00 for a Private
Register for the spring session of Learn to Swim with the City of Galesburg Parks and Recreation Department at Hawthorne Pool from 5:00-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 26, 2015.  This session meets March 3-26, 2015 and is a great life-skill to learn during the spring season as we swim toward summer.  Swim instruction is organized to teach participants how to swim skillfully and safely.  Swimming and water safety skills are taught to swimmers of all ages and abilities in a positive aquatic environment.  The program will begin developing positive attitudes, swimming skills and safe practices in, on and around the water.  Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15-6:00 p.m. or 6:00-6:45 p.m., depending on the skill level.  Private lessons are also available.  Call 309/345-3683 for more information.
Aquatic Fitness at Hawthorne Pool
Is Gathering Speed
Dates: March 2-27, 2015
Days/Times: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays-8:00-9:00 a.m., 9:00-10:00 a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Tuesdays/Thursdays- 8:00-9:00 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Site: Hawthorne Municipal Pool
The City of Galesburg Parks and Recreation Department is gathering speed as the aquatic fitness program increases numbers at Hawthorne Pool with affordable and active aquatic swimming, classes and enjoyment. Bring your family, friends, and co-workers to Hawthorne Pool and take a dip in Aqua-Fit, Aqua Zumba as well as lane/open swim times, while gaining many health and fitness benefits.  Classes meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00-9:00 a.m., 9:00-10:00 a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00-9:00 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m.   Aqua Zumba is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m., led by certified Zumba instructor, Chris Fredrickson.     
Call 309/345-3683 for more information.
27th Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt and Coloring Contest
with Hy-Vee, Galesburg Parks and Recreation Department, 105. 3 KFM Radio and The Register-Mail
Date: March 22, 2015
Day: Sunday
Time: 1:00 p.m. 
Site: Lakeside Recreation Facility, 1033 S. Lake Storey Road
Fee: Free 
Hy-Vee Stores and the City of Galesburg Parks and Recreation Department are pleased to invite the community to the 27th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 1:00p .m. at the Lakeside Recreation Facility.  There will be over 12,000 eggs covering the outdoor hunting grounds for the different age groups.  There will be many prizes for all age groups, 2-10 years of age, and grand prize bicycles to win.  Come early to find your designated group for an enjoyable hunt.  There will be a special guest, the Easter Bunny, so bring your camera.  Participants should bring their own baskets and bags to gather the eggs.  Jerry's Mojo will be on site early, and throughout the event, offering hot and cold beverages for purchase. 
The Register-Mail is also sponsoring the biggest Easter Coloring Contest in Galesburg for youth this spring.  Pick up an entry at your school, one of the Hy-Vee Food Stores, Lakeside Recreation Facility or Hawthorne Pool.  Age group winners will receive a pass to Lakeside Splashzone Water Park and a Chocolate Bunny.  Completed entries may also be brought to the Easter Egg Hunt.  
These events are free to the community youth.  
Call 309/345-3683 for more information.
Ballroom Dance-Spring Session
Dates: March 29-May 10, 2015
Day: Sundays
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Site: Hawthorne Gymnasium
Fee: $46.00 per couple
Ballroom Dance offers a wide variety of styles, which cover a range of social dance options for all ages. This session is bringing back the Waltz, a class favorite, as we step into spring, along with Salsa, which is popular today in cultures across the world.  Participants will start with the basics and add new dance steps as the class progresses to keep things interesting.  There will be an introduction to the 20's Charleston to add a bit of variety and fun.  This class is taught by Ms. Abby Kravis and Nicole Spencer on Sundays evenings, 6:00-7:30 p.m. starting March 29, 2015.  The session fee is $46.00 per couple.  Have fun socializing, dancing and maintaining your health and fitness through dance.    Pre-registration is required for this program by Tuesday, March 24, 2015.  Don't delay, sign up for the spring session today.
Call the Galesburg Parks and Recreation Department at  309/345-3683 for more information.


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