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Basketball competition set

Published: Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

The Coloma Township Park District is sponsoring a free throw competition at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at the gymnasium of Rock Falls Middle School. 1701 12th Ave. 

The contest is open to females and males, age 8 and older, based upon the player’s age as of Feb. 1. There is a limit of 100 participants. The players will compete based on age and gender.

The contest tests the ability of each participant to make free throws. The person making the most free throws out of 30 shots will be the winner in each category.

First-place trophies and placement and merit ribbons will be awarded. The awards will be presented by the park district at the end of the contest. 

Registration is $1. Forms are available at the park district administrative office.

Children’s Arts and Crafts: Children take so much pride in the tasks they accomplish themselves. If you enjoy neat, but messy crafts of all types, give this class a try, and don’t worry about having to clean the mess. All materials are provided. Children’s Arts and Crafts is being offered for students in first through eighth grade from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays at the Little Red Schoolhouse, Centennial Park, Avenue D and East 11th Street. Crafts for Valentine’s Day will be Feb. 3, St. Patrick’s Day March 3, Easter April 7, and Mother’s Day May 5. Each class is $5.

Zumba Fitness: This is cardio-based workout uses dance-style movements and is for those 14 and older. Classes run from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 29 at Merrill School, 400 Fourth Ave. The cost is $5 daily, $30 a month (unlimited use), or $40 for a 10-visit punch card.

Registration for events and programs can be done at the park district’s administrative office, 508 E. 11th St. For information, call 815-625-0272.

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