Northbrook park district
Updated: July 8, 2012 8:09AM
Rock the Green
Village Green Park will rock from 6 to 9 p.m. June 8 with the third annual Rock the Green — Battle of the Northbrook Youth Bands. All ages can enjoy the musical talent showcase and competition. Audience members can help choose the winner and enter a raffle for valuable prizes, including passes to Lollapalooza and lawn admission to Ravinia Festival. Admission is free.
Meadowhill Aquatic Center opens on June 9. The Northbrook Sports Center Pool, already open, expands its hours on that date. Pool Passes, allowing unlimited admission during the 2012 season, are on sale at Registration Offices. Visit nbparks.org for information about pool parties, special events, classes and private lessons.
Mini-Golf League begins
A mini-golf league begins at Sportsman’s Country Club from 9 to 9:45 a.m. on June 9 for ages 5-12. Children can enjoy the challenges and camaraderie of mini-golf with a variety of supervised games and a season-ending party. Sign up with friends, or be placed in a group. The fee for four weeks is $25 for Northbrook Park District residents and $29 for non-residents. For more information, call (847) 291-2351.
Park Fest Concert June 12
Country music will fill Village Green Park in Northbrook on June 12 as StateLine performs at Park Fest. The free concert begins after the Northbrook Rotary Rubber Ducky Race, which starts at 7 p.m. Food service from Once Upon a Grill begins at 6 p.m. In case of inclement weather, call the Northbrook Park District Weather and Activity hotline at (847) 291-2985 for updates.
The first session of camp begins on June 18, and registration continues while space is available. The Park District offers 10 weeks of high-quality camps with preschool through teen programs, half-day and weekly choices, extended care and specialty programs. Parent Orientation is on June 11, followed by Open Houses on June 14. For more information, view the Camp Guide online at nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2995.
Teen Pool Party
Teens can make a splash at a pool party just for them from 8 to 10 p.m. on June 15 at Meadowhill Aquatic Center. The event includes swimming, pizza, music and games. The fee is $9 for Northbrook Park District residents and $15 for non-residents. Register online at nbparks.org or at any Registration Office.
Learn to Speedskate
Skaters age 7 and older can enjoy fast fun on Fridays with a speedskating class at the Northbrook Sports Center, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. beginning on June 15. The five-week session focuses on developing proper technique through games, drills and races provided by the Northbrook Speedskating Club. For more information, visit nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2993.
Girls’ golf socials
Girls’ golf socials begin from 10 a.m. to noon on June 16 at Anetsberger Golf Course. Girls learn the rules, etiquette, pace of play and basic shots of the game in a social environment. Sportsman’s Golf staff and members of the Glenbrook North High School Girls’ Golf Team provide assistance. The fee of $15 includes green fees and a snack. Reservations are required weekly and close 48 hours before the social, To register, call the Anetsberger Golf Shop at (847) 291-2971.
Wine & 9
Sportsman’s Country Club offers Couples’ Golf this summer, beginning on June 16 with the first Wine & 9 event. Couples can enjoy nine holes of golf, followed by appetizers and a wine tasting. The golf begins at 4 p.m.; the fee is $79 per couple. To sign up or get more information, call the Golf Shop at (847) 291-2351, ext. 1.
Field Hockey Clinic
The Northbrook Park District is offering an Olympic sport with a former Olympian this summer. The Park District is offering youth field hockey classes with Katie Beach, former captain of the U.S. Field Hockey Team. The program starts with a free clinic at 11:30 a.m. on June 16 at Techny Prairie Park and Fields. Sticks will be provided; children need to bring shin guards, mouth guards and water. Registration is required to save a spot at the clinic. Sign up at nbparks.org or any Registration Office.
Join the Park District from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on June 17 and 24 for wet fun and games at the Northbrook Sports Center Pool. Present a pool pass or purchase twilight admission. For more information, call (847) 291-2980.
Evaluation Night for Women’s Hockey
A women’s hockey league begins on June 18 for a summer of friendly competition, and an evaluation night is scheduled from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. for June 11 at the Northbrook Sports Center. Games are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. Women register with the Park District as individuals, attend the evaluation, and are placed on a team for a 12-game season. For more information, visit nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2995.
Summer Sports Programs
Hot Shots Sports offers softball, baseball, pitching, flag football and soccer programs, starting in mid-June at West Park. Young athletes also can sign up for volleyball or skateboard instruction. For more information, view the Summer Recreation Guide at nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2980.
Wonderfully Wet Wednesdays
The Northbrook Park District offers wet and wacky fun from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on June 20 and 27 at Meadowhill Aquatic Center. Bring a sense of adventure and a pool pass or purchase twilight admission. For more information, call (847) 291-2980.
The Northbrook Park District is hosting a Customer Appreciation Night from 6 to 9 p.m. on June 22 at the Northbrook Sports Center Pool with games, raffles, giveaways and DJ entertainment. The first 100 customers will win hot dogs. Customers can present a pool pass or purchase twilight admission to enter.
The batting cages at Techny Prairie Park and Fields are open daily, weather permitting. Summer hours of operation are as follows: noon to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Players can select baseballs or softballs with a choice of speeds, and helmets are provided at no charge. For more information, call (847) 291-2980.
Adventure Campus registration
Registration is underway for Adventure Campus for the 2012-13 school year. The Park District partners with School Districts 27, 30 and 31 to offer organized activities before and after classes. Students in grades K-5 can attend three, four or five days per week. For more information, visit nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2995.