Northbrook park District
Updated: July 15, 2012 6:11AM
The Park District pools are open for the 2012 season, and Pool Passes, allowing unlimited admission, are on sale at Registration Offices. Visit nbparks.org for information about pool parties, special events, classes and private lessons. Families can cool off at the Park District pools on July 4th. Meadowhill Aquatic Center and the Northbrook Sports Center Pool will be open from noon until 6 p.m.
Park Fest Concert June 19
On June 19, music lovers can hear R&B tunes from the Motown era through the 1990s as R-Gang performs at Park Fest. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. in Village Green Park, and food service from Chicken Charlie’s 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. Session II begins on July 16. 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.
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.
The Liberty Loop 5K Run/Walk returns to Techny Prairie Park and Fields at 7:30 a.m. on July 4, followed by a one-mile Liberty Lap Fun Run for ages 4-10. Proceeds from both races will benefit the Northbrook 4th of July Association. Register before June 24 for a reduced entry fee for the Liberty Loop. For more information, visit nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2980.
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.
Take Your Daughter to the Course Week
Girls can enjoy a free introduction to golf during Take Your Daughter to the Course Week at Sportsman’s Country Club from July 9-15. Call the Golf Shop at (847) 291-2351, ext. 3 for details. In addition, the Northbrook Golf Academy will host a free Girls-Only Clinic from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on July 14. Sign up through the Anetsberger Golf Shop at (847) 291-2971 to save a spot.
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.