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Popular events return next year for park district’s latest schedule

Winter-spring recreation programs are geared for four age groups. 

They also are divided into four segments; skill programs, recreational activities, special events, and workshops, 1-night seminars emphasizing an idea and the practical methods involved in using it.

A number of new events, as well as the continuation of some past events, will highlight the 2013 recreational programming at the Coloma Township Park District. 

For information, call the park district administrative office at 815-625-0272 and talk to Kelly, Joan, or Mike. A free, detailed brochure is available upon request. Let us send it to you. Registration is at the park district office, 508 E. 11th St.

Tot Time

There are openings in programs which will start the week of Jan. 7. The Tot Time Program for 3-year-olds will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $36 a month. This program will run Jan. 8 to 31; Feb. 5 to 28; March 5 to April 4; and April 9 – May 2.  

The afternoon program for 4- and 5-year-olds and children going to kindergarten in 2013 will meet from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. The monthly cost is $65. This program will run Jan. 7-31; Feb. 4-28; March 4 – April 4; and April 8 – May 2.  

Adult Programs

Adult Programs being offered are Zumba Fitness on Tuesday and Thursday evenings with a monthly fee of $30 starting Thursday. Co-recreational volleyball will be Monday nights starting Jan. 7. 

The three skill workshops available are antique potato masher basket March 11, home landscaping and lawn care March 26, and beginning cake decorating March 12 and 19. 

Men’s Open Basketball League, Men’s 30 and Older Basketball League, Men’s 40 and Older Basketball League, and Women’s Open Basketball League are Sundays at Rock Falls Middle School, 1701 12th Ave., beginning Feb. 10. New this year is Co-Rec Church Volleyball League on Mondays starting on Jan. 7.

Special Events

The Youth Bowling Tournament will be Jan. 21, Silver Skates and Snowball Archery Jan. 12; free-throw contest Feb. 2; 16th annual 2ball Basketball Competition Feb. 23; Easter Egg Hunt March 23; 16th annual Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run Competition May 4; and the Snow Sculpture Contest from Wednesday-Feb. 28.

Senior Programs

Senior Citizens Bingo will be at Civic Plaza I on Fifth Avenue and Civic Plaza II, 1113 Fifth Ave.

Children’s Programs

The Coloma Township Park District will offer cheerleading-tumbling and dance team instruction-fitness Saturdays for 6 weeks starting Jan. 19, and children’s arts and crafts Wednesdays after school for 6 weeks starting on Feb. 6.

Children’s beginners and intermediate martial arts and Little Ninjas will be Tuesdays for 7 weeks starting Jan. 8, and youth bowling instruction will be Fridays for 8 weeks starting Feb. 1. 

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