Programs and Activities in the Park System
Start TimeTitleDescriptionDetailsLocation
02/26/2015 09:00 AMBanana SplitsThis program focuses on enhancing your little ones confidence, balance and eye hand coordination. Participants learn how to be a better listener, improve motor skills and concentration. Children with the aid of their adult companion learn together. It’s for anyone 3 years and older that would benefit from developing better balance, rhythm, muscle coordination, social interaction, listening skills, patience and learning with new friends. Parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians are invited to bring their child to learn with others. Participants will use the following equipment balance beam, climbing wall, parachutes, tumbling mats, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment (extra large sized tinker toys coated foam shapes), nerf balls, etc. Banana Splits offers a great opportunity for developing your little ones life skills, in a fun and safe environment. Together you and your child will participate in structured 15 minute intervals of learning. You will see improvements in self confidence, patience, listening skills and coordination. The last Thursday of the month participate in making your own Banana Split treat at noon. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
02/27/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/02/2015 12:00 PMBricks 4 Kidz - Pirates QuestMarch 2, 9, 23 and 30 from 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m
Registration ends February 26

Registration is now open for “Bricks 4 Kidz,” a building series with an imaginative, 3-dimensional, hands on learning experience. During each class, participants will build a LEGO model using Bricks 4 Kidz unique project kits and model plans. With a new model each week, these simple machines are sure to excite your budding builders as they spin, roll and turn. Everything is provided for this 60 minutes of learning, building and playing.

Designed for ages K-5, the cost is $39 for our 4-week session and $29 for our 3-week session. Online registration is now open at www.dmparks.org. If you live in the 50317 zip code, a reduced rate is available, sponsored by the Black Tie Foundation. In order to receive the discount, registration must be completed in person at Four Mile Community Center (3711 Easton Boulevard) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
RegisterFour Mile Community Center
03/04/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/04/2015 11:00 AMBirding BasicsGet to know the water fowl and land birds that stop by Gray’s Lake Park as they pause to refuel on their journey north during spring migration when you attend Birding Basics. The lunch time sessions will meet at 11:00-11:45 am at Gray’s Lake, Feb. 25 through May 20. Bring binoculars – we have a few extra pairs if you forget yours. New this year, each week we will introduce one specific bird at the start of the program and then go birding in the park. This program is free and open to all ages.
Feb. 25 through April 1 the focus is on water birds such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, mergansers, pelicans, and herons. The public will meet in the beach parking lot on the north side of Gray’s Lake. April 8 through May 20 sessions will meet in the southeast parking lot for viewing of songbirds such as warblers, vireos, thrushes, and sparrows.
  
03/05/2015 09:00 AMBanana SplitsThis program focuses on enhancing your little ones confidence, balance and eye hand coordination. Participants learn how to be a better listener, improve motor skills and concentration. Children with the aid of their adult companion learn together. It’s for anyone 3 years and older that would benefit from developing better balance, rhythm, muscle coordination, social interaction, listening skills, patience and learning with new friends. Parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians are invited to bring their child to learn with others. Participants will use the following equipment balance beam, climbing wall, parachutes, tumbling mats, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment (extra large sized tinker toys coated foam shapes), nerf balls, etc. Banana Splits offers a great opportunity for developing your little ones life skills, in a fun and safe environment. Together you and your child will participate in structured 15 minute intervals of learning. You will see improvements in self confidence, patience, listening skills and coordination. The last Thursday of the month participate in making your own Banana Split treat at noon. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/06/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/10/2015 09:00 AMADA Training - Structural Access Including Recreation & Civic ResponsibilityGuest Speaker Ray Petty Ray Petty has been involved in the disability rights movement for over 35 years including Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns and in 1984 became Kansas Legislative Liaison. Ray continued his legislative work on federal legislation including the Civil Rights Restoration Act, the Fair Housing Act Amendments of 1988, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), worker's compensation reform & accessibility standards. Having earlier helped plan the Great Plains ADA Center Ray has provided technical assistance, training, and consultation in
Iowa, Missouri, Kansas & Nebraska. Ray is an active member of the Architectural Barriers Committee at KU and subcontracts to review architectural access at community colleges and high schools. He co-founded and is president of Kansas Accessible Sports, Inc, which promotes and organizes competitive wheelchair sports
More informationDrake University Olmsted Center 2875 University Ave. 50311
03/11/2015 09:00 AMFree ADA Training - Playgrounds, Employment, Recreation Programming, Public Accommodations Q&AGuest speaker Ray Petty has been involved in the disability rights movement for over 35 years including Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns and in 1984 became Kansas Legislative Liaison. Ray continued his legislative work on federal legislation including the Civil Rights Restoration Act, the Fair Housing Act Amendments of 1988, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), worker's compensation reform & accessibility standards. Having earlier helped plan the Great Plains ADA Center Ray has provided technical assistance, training, and consultation in
Iowa, Missouri, Kansas & Nebraska. Ray is an active member of the Architectural Barriers Committee at KU and subcontracts to review architectural access at community colleges and high schools. He co-founded and is president of Kansas Accessible Sports, Inc, which promotes and organizes competitive wheelchair sports
More InformationRichard A Clark Municipal Service Center 1551 E. ML King Jr. Pkwy. 50317
03/11/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/11/2015 11:00 AMBirding BasicsGet to know the water fowl and land birds that stop by Gray’s Lake Park as they pause to refuel on their journey north during spring migration when you attend Birding Basics. The lunch time sessions will meet at 11:00-11:45 am at Gray’s Lake, Feb. 25 through May 20. Bring binoculars – we have a few extra pairs if you forget yours. New this year, each week we will introduce one specific bird at the start of the program and then go birding in the park. This program is free and open to all ages.
Feb. 25 through April 1 the focus is on water birds such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, mergansers, pelicans, and herons. The public will meet in the beach parking lot on the north side of Gray’s Lake. April 8 through May 20 sessions will meet in the southeast parking lot for viewing of songbirds such as warblers, vireos, thrushes, and sparrows.
  
03/12/2015 09:00 AMBanana SplitsThis program focuses on enhancing your little ones confidence, balance and eye hand coordination. Participants learn how to be a better listener, improve motor skills and concentration. Children with the aid of their adult companion learn together. It’s for anyone 3 years and older that would benefit from developing better balance, rhythm, muscle coordination, social interaction, listening skills, patience and learning with new friends. Parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians are invited to bring their child to learn with others. Participants will use the following equipment balance beam, climbing wall, parachutes, tumbling mats, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment (extra large sized tinker toys coated foam shapes), nerf balls, etc. Banana Splits offers a great opportunity for developing your little ones life skills, in a fun and safe environment. Together you and your child will participate in structured 15 minute intervals of learning. You will see improvements in self confidence, patience, listening skills and coordination. The last Thursday of the month participate in making your own Banana Split treat at noon. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/13/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/17/2015 03:45 PMMagic Camp - Spring Break Session (March 17 AND 19)Registration for the March session ends 12.

Dates: March 17 and 19 – from 1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Location: Pioneer Columbus Community Center (2100 SE 5th Street)


Hocus, Pocus! Magic Camps were created for anyone who likes to have fun. Participants will spend two days learning from professional magician Lee Cole on how to entertain and amaze your friends, family and classmates. Designed for ages 8-15, cost is $40 for each 2-day class location. All magic materials are provided. The two sessions will be held at two different locations. To register, sign up online at www.dmparks.org.

RegisterPioneer Columbus Community Center (2100 SE 5th Street)
03/18/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/18/2015 11:00 AMBirding BasicsGet to know the water fowl and land birds that stop by Gray’s Lake Park as they pause to refuel on their journey north during spring migration when you attend Birding Basics. The lunch time sessions will meet at 11:00-11:45 am at Gray’s Lake, Feb. 25 through May 20. Bring binoculars – we have a few extra pairs if you forget yours. New this year, each week we will introduce one specific bird at the start of the program and then go birding in the park. This program is free and open to all ages.
Feb. 25 through April 1 the focus is on water birds such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, mergansers, pelicans, and herons. The public will meet in the beach parking lot on the north side of Gray’s Lake. April 8 through May 20 sessions will meet in the southeast parking lot for viewing of songbirds such as warblers, vireos, thrushes, and sparrows.
  
03/19/2015 09:00 AMBanana SplitsThis program focuses on enhancing your little ones confidence, balance and eye hand coordination. Participants learn how to be a better listener, improve motor skills and concentration. Children with the aid of their adult companion learn together. It’s for anyone 3 years and older that would benefit from developing better balance, rhythm, muscle coordination, social interaction, listening skills, patience and learning with new friends. Parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians are invited to bring their child to learn with others. Participants will use the following equipment balance beam, climbing wall, parachutes, tumbling mats, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment (extra large sized tinker toys coated foam shapes), nerf balls, etc. Banana Splits offers a great opportunity for developing your little ones life skills, in a fun and safe environment. Together you and your child will participate in structured 15 minute intervals of learning. You will see improvements in self confidence, patience, listening skills and coordination. The last Thursday of the month participate in making your own Banana Split treat at noon. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/20/2015 09:00 AMLifeguard TrainingLifeguard Training
Lincoln High School swimming pool (2600 SW 9th Street)
March 20, 21 and 22
9am-5pm each day
$100 per participants, includes Lifeguard Training manual
Minimum age by the first day of the course: 15 years
Minimum participants: 6 people, class will be cancelled and money refunded if we do not have a minimum of 6 people register.

Participants are trained in knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Must have the ability to swim 300 yards. Participants are expected to have classroom and in water participation every day.
Register online 
03/20/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/21/2015 10:30 AMAdopt-A-Plot Open HouseCemetery stewards take care of the city’s seven municipal cemeteries while enjoying the peace and serenity they provide. Volunteers who become stewards can choose to maintain a specific section of a cemetery of their choice at – Woodland/St. Ambrose, Glendale, Laurel Hill, Sims, Oak Grove or Elm Grove.

Stewards work on a flexible weekly or monthly basis, whatever works best for them, from April through October. Work could include picking up small branches, cutting back dead flowers, maintaining headstones and reporting disrepair
or picking up litter. No experience is necessary, training and supplies are provided.
 Franklin Avenue Library (5000 Franklin Avenue)
03/25/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/25/2015 11:00 AMBirding BasicsGet to know the water fowl and land birds that stop by Gray’s Lake Park as they pause to refuel on their journey north during spring migration when you attend Birding Basics. The lunch time sessions will meet at 11:00-11:45 am at Gray’s Lake, Feb. 25 through May 20. Bring binoculars – we have a few extra pairs if you forget yours. New this year, each week we will introduce one specific bird at the start of the program and then go birding in the park. This program is free and open to all ages.
Feb. 25 through April 1 the focus is on water birds such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, mergansers, pelicans, and herons. The public will meet in the beach parking lot on the north side of Gray’s Lake. April 8 through May 20 sessions will meet in the southeast parking lot for viewing of songbirds such as warblers, vireos, thrushes, and sparrows.
  
03/26/2015 09:00 AMBanana SplitsThis program focuses on enhancing your little ones confidence, balance and eye hand coordination. Participants learn how to be a better listener, improve motor skills and concentration. Children with the aid of their adult companion learn together. It’s for anyone 3 years and older that would benefit from developing better balance, rhythm, muscle coordination, social interaction, listening skills, patience and learning with new friends. Parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians are invited to bring their child to learn with others. Participants will use the following equipment balance beam, climbing wall, parachutes, tumbling mats, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment (extra large sized tinker toys coated foam shapes), nerf balls, etc. Banana Splits offers a great opportunity for developing your little ones life skills, in a fun and safe environment. Together you and your child will participate in structured 15 minute intervals of learning. You will see improvements in self confidence, patience, listening skills and coordination. The last Thursday of the month participate in making your own Banana Split treat at noon. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/27/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/28/2015 10:30 AMAdopt-A-PlotCemetery stewards take care of the city’s seven municipal cemeteries while enjoying the peace and serenity they provide. Volunteers who become stewards can choose to maintain a specific section of a cemetery of their choice at – Woodland/St. Ambrose, Glendale, Laurel Hill, Sims, Oak Grove or Elm Grove.
Stewards work on a flexible weekly or monthly basis, whatever works best for them, from April through October.

Work could include picking up small branches, cutting back dead flowers, maintaining headstones and reporting disrepair
or picking up litter. No experience is necessary, training and supplies are provided.
 Laurel Hill Cemetery Office - 3601 East Court Avenue
04/01/2015 11:00 AMBirding BasicsGet to know the water fowl and land birds that stop by Gray’s Lake Park as they pause to refuel on their journey north during spring migration when you attend Birding Basics. The lunch time sessions will meet at 11:00-11:45 am at Gray’s Lake, Feb. 25 through May 20. Bring binoculars – we have a few extra pairs if you forget yours. New this year, each week we will introduce one specific bird at the start of the program and then go birding in the park. This program is free and open to all ages.
Feb. 25 through April 1 the focus is on water birds such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, mergansers, pelicans, and herons. The public will meet in the beach parking lot on the north side of Gray’s Lake. April 8 through May 20 sessions will meet in the southeast parking lot for viewing of songbirds such as warblers, vireos, thrushes, and sparrows.
  
04/01/2015 03:00 PMMagic Camp - April Early Out Session (April 1 AND April 8)Dates: April 1 and 8 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Four Mile Community Center (3711 Easton Boulevard)
Registration ends March 26

Hocus, Pocus! Magic Camps were created for anyone who likes to have fun. Participants will spend two days learning from professional magician Lee Cole on how to entertain and amaze your friends, family and classmates. Designed for ages 8-15, cost is $40 for each 2-day class location. All magic materials are provided. The two sessions will be held at two different locations.
RegisterFour Mile Community Center (3711 Easton Boulevard)
04/08/2015 11:00 AMBirding BasicsGet to know the water fowl and land birds that stop by Gray’s Lake Park as they pause to refuel on their journey north during spring migration when you attend Birding Basics. The lunch time sessions will meet at 11:00-11:45 am at Gray’s Lake, Feb. 25 through May 20. Bring binoculars – we have a few extra pairs if you forget yours. New this year, each week we will introduce one specific bird at the start of the program and then go birding in the park. This program is free and open to all ages.
Feb. 25 through April 1 the focus is on water birds such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, mergansers, pelicans, and herons. The public will meet in the beach parking lot on the north side of Gray’s Lake. April 8 through May 20 sessions will meet in the southeast parking lot for viewing of songbirds such as warblers, vireos, thrushes, and sparrows.
  
04/15/2015 11:00 AMBirding BasicsGet to know the water fowl and land birds that stop by Gray’s Lake Park as they pause to refuel on their journey north during spring migration when you attend Birding Basics. The lunch time sessions will meet at 11:00-11:45 am at Gray’s Lake, Feb. 25 through May 20. Bring binoculars – we have a few extra pairs if you forget yours. New this year, each week we will introduce one specific bird at the start of the program and then go birding in the park. This program is free and open to all ages.
Feb. 25 through April 1 the focus is on water birds such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, mergansers, pelicans, and herons. The public will meet in the beach parking lot on the north side of Gray’s Lake. April 8 through May 20 sessions will meet in the southeast parking lot for viewing of songbirds such as warblers, vireos, thrushes, and sparrows.
  
04/22/2015 11:00 AMBirding BasicsGet to know the water fowl and land birds that stop by Gray’s Lake Park as they pause to refuel on their journey north during spring migration when you attend Birding Basics. The lunch time sessions will meet at 11:00-11:45 am at Gray’s Lake, Feb. 25 through May 20. Bring binoculars – we have a few extra pairs if you forget yours. New this year, each week we will introduce one specific bird at the start of the program and then go birding in the park. This program is free and open to all ages.
Feb. 25 through April 1 the focus is on water birds such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, mergansers, pelicans, and herons. The public will meet in the beach parking lot on the north side of Gray’s Lake. April 8 through May 20 sessions will meet in the southeast parking lot for viewing of songbirds such as warblers, vireos, thrushes, and sparrows.
  
04/29/2015 11:00 AMBirding BasicsGet to know the water fowl and land birds that stop by Gray’s Lake Park as they pause to refuel on their journey north during spring migration when you attend Birding Basics. The lunch time sessions will meet at 11:00-11:45 am at Gray’s Lake, Feb. 25 through May 20. Bring binoculars – we have a few extra pairs if you forget yours. New this year, each week we will introduce one specific bird at the start of the program and then go birding in the park. This program is free and open to all ages.
Feb. 25 through April 1 the focus is on water birds such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, mergansers, pelicans, and herons. The public will meet in the beach parking lot on the north side of Gray’s Lake. April 8 through May 20 sessions will meet in the southeast parking lot for viewing of songbirds such as warblers, vireos, thrushes, and sparrows.
  
05/04/2015 03:45 PMBricks 4 Kidz - Construction CrazeMay 4, 11 and 18 - time 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Registration ends April 30

Registration is now open for “Bricks 4 Kidz,” a building series with an imaginative, 3-dimensional, hands on learning experience. During each class, participants will build a LEGO model using Bricks 4 Kidz unique project kits and model plans. With a new model each week, these simple machines are sure to excite your budding builders as they spin, roll and turn. Everything is provided for this 60 minutes of learning, building and playing.

Designed for ages K-5, the cost is $39 for our 4-week session and $29 for our 3-week session. Online registration is now open at www.dmparks.org. If you live in the 50317 zip code, a reduced rate is available, sponsored by the Black Tie Foundation. In order to receive the discount, registration must be completed in person at Four Mile Community Center (3711 Easton Boulevard) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.
RegisterFour Mile Community Center
05/06/2015 11:00 AMBirding BasicsGet to know the water fowl and land birds that stop by Gray’s Lake Park as they pause to refuel on their journey north during spring migration when you attend Birding Basics. The lunch time sessions will meet at 11:00-11:45 am at Gray’s Lake, Feb. 25 through May 20. Bring binoculars – we have a few extra pairs if you forget yours. New this year, each week we will introduce one specific bird at the start of the program and then go birding in the park. This program is free and open to all ages.
Feb. 25 through April 1 the focus is on water birds such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, mergansers, pelicans, and herons. The public will meet in the beach parking lot on the north side of Gray’s Lake. April 8 through May 20 sessions will meet in the southeast parking lot for viewing of songbirds such as warblers, vireos, thrushes, and sparrows.
  
05/13/2015 11:00 AMBirding BasicsGet to know the water fowl and land birds that stop by Gray’s Lake Park as they pause to refuel on their journey north during spring migration when you attend Birding Basics. The lunch time sessions will meet at 11:00-11:45 am at Gray’s Lake, Feb. 25 through May 20. Bring binoculars – we have a few extra pairs if you forget yours. New this year, each week we will introduce one specific bird at the start of the program and then go birding in the park. This program is free and open to all ages.
Feb. 25 through April 1 the focus is on water birds such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, mergansers, pelicans, and herons. The public will meet in the beach parking lot on the north side of Gray’s Lake. April 8 through May 20 sessions will meet in the southeast parking lot for viewing of songbirds such as warblers, vireos, thrushes, and sparrows.
  
05/20/2015 11:00 AMBirding BasicsGet to know the water fowl and land birds that stop by Gray’s Lake Park as they pause to refuel on their journey north during spring migration when you attend Birding Basics. The lunch time sessions will meet at 11:00-11:45 am at Gray’s Lake, Feb. 25 through May 20. Bring binoculars – we have a few extra pairs if you forget yours. New this year, each week we will introduce one specific bird at the start of the program and then go birding in the park. This program is free and open to all ages.
Feb. 25 through April 1 the focus is on water birds such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, mergansers, pelicans, and herons. The public will meet in the beach parking lot on the north side of Gray’s Lake. April 8 through May 20 sessions will meet in the southeast parking lot for viewing of songbirds such as warblers, vireos, thrushes, and sparrows.