|Lincoln Parks & Recreation Newsletter|
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Benefit for Lincoln's Public Gardens April 9-11
The public is invited to help support Lincoln Parks and Recreation's practice of bringing unique gardens to the parks system by
attending a reception at Finke
Gardens, 500 North 66th St.
on Friday April 9th from 5 - 7 p.m., with remarks by Lynn Johnson,
Parks andRecreation Director, at 5:30. In the tradition of other Lincoln Garden Gems
like Sunken Gardens
and the Hamann Rose Garden, Lincoln's newest
garden - the Rotary
- includes over 50 rose varieties and more than 150 hardy perennials and
The benefit is hosted by Finke
Gardens to celebrate their 15th
anniversary as a nursery and retailer and the Lincoln Parks Foundation as on
going support of Lincoln's
beautiful public gardens. The reception
is open to the public. During the
weekend of April 10 and 11, 15 % of Finke
Gardens' retail sales
will be donated to the Lincoln Parks Foundation. (Exclusion on labor,
landscape installation projects, sale items, and gift certificates).
Week of the Young Child:
Since 1971 the Week of the Young Child is an annual
celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world's largest early
childhood education association. Recognizing
that the early childhood years lay the foundation for children's success, this
special week was established to better meet the needs of all families and caregivers
with children 8 years of age and younger.
Locally, the Week of the Young Child is promoted by a number
of organizations committed to early childhood education. Events during the week
of April 11-17 will follow the theme "Early Years are Learning Years." A kick-off event will be held Saturday, April
10 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln Children's Museum.
For more information on the week's events, click
Parks and Recreation is
sponsoring events at these locations:
Ager Indoor Play Center
Pioneers Park Nature Center - Nature's Market
'Rain Dance Cranes' by Rachael Wells
It's spring and time for Nature's Market at Pioneers Park Nature
Center! Join us on April 17th from 9:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a grand celebration of the season.
Have you seen the artistic rain barrels on display around
the city? From whimsical to gorgeous,
there just may be one that you'd really love to have. Come out and see them all at the Nature Center
beginning on April 10. Choose your
favorite and be part of the fun - they will be auctioned at Nature's Market
beginning at 9:30.
trails and visit exhibitors and vendors displaying items from chainsaw art to
lavender wreaths, nature photos to live plants. Browse unique silent auction
items such as a variety of gift baskets or elk antlers. Grab a tasty treat from Great Harvest Bread,
Lincoln Espresso or Russ's grill. Help
your children with a variety of crafts: create nature journals or seed balls
that can be planted, paper pots and fairy wands. Enjoy the performances of PANgea and PANgea Prep steel drums bands at
11:30. There's lots to do at Nature
Market, so join us!
Sponsored by the Friends of Pioneers Park Nature Center and
City of Lincoln Watershed Management, all
proceeds will fund scholarships to Nature
Center camps, preschool
and other programs.
A Friends garage sale will be held April 30 - May 2 at 3400 S. 31st Street.
Summer Events at Ager Golf Course
summer's events at Ager Golf Course
offer Juniors plenty of golfing opportunities.
- Junior/Senior Scramble
Cornhusker State Games
Sticks for Kids introducing
the game of golf to youth who otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity to learn
and play the sport.
junior golf leagues for ages 7-14.
Season ends with a pizza party and awards
are also severa
l tournaments throughout the summer.
Ager Memorial is Lincoln's
golf course for golfers of all ages, no matter whether you're seven or 70. Our
9-hole par 3 course is the perfect place to learn the game and prepare to
graduate on to the area's 18-hole golf courses. We stress the importance of
etiquette, safety, and the rules of golf and teach our players that golf is a
game of honor and respect and that these values should be followed in other
areas of their lives.
is also a great place for anyone who needs to practice their short game or
doesn't have time to spend four or more hours on the big courses. Best of all,
it's also the perfect place to spend an hour or two with your family. The Jim
Ager Memorial Golf Course is located at 3761 Normal Blvd and can be reached us at
As you may have
heard, there are many exciting things happening at Lincoln Parks & Recreation
with regard to staying connected with our participants and supporters. Last
year, we updated our website to improve communication with people important to
us and to allow them to receive the latest information on programs, activities
and events for youth, adults and families in Lincoln. From the home page,
, you can:
|Thank you for your continued support of
what we do.
Lynn Johnson, Director
Lincoln Parks & Recreation