The Evergreen Park Office of Citizens’ Services will take a seven-day trip to “Christmas at the Biltmore House and Dollywood” in Tennessee from Nov. 10 to 16. Cost includes transportation, hotel, some meals, and admission to Dollywood and Biltmore Estate. For more information call 422-8776.
The Evergreen Youth Department has teens and young adults available to help with yard work, cleaning garages and basements, and hauling items to the dumpster. For more information call 229-3377.
The Hickory Hills Park District has openings in its preschool classes. Five-day class is $1,540, three-day class (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) is $860, and two-day class (Tuesday and Thursday) is $695. Classes start in September and run through May 2014. Class times are 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. and 12:15 to 3:15 p.m. The office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for registration. Parents must provide child’s birth certificate and immunization records. For more information call 598-1233 or visit hhparkdistrct.org.
The park district’s Annual Star Spangled Fourth of July Celebration will be Thursday, July 4 at Centennial Park, 94th Street and Nashville Avenue. Activities run from 11 am to 3 p.m. and include concessions, the “Oak Lawn’s Got Talent” competition, a treasure hunt, obstacle course, tattoos, carnival games, pony rides, bingo and crafts. Cost is $5 per child ages 3 and up. Adults are free. Admission to all pools is $2.
Free evening entertainment will be held at the football field at Richards High School, 10601 Central Avenue. Gates open at 6 p.m. Dave Rudolf will take the stage at 8:15 p.m., followed by a fireworks display.
Duplicate bridge will be held at 11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Oak View Center. Cost is $7 per person and includes a light lunch. For more information, call 857-2200.
The Palos Hills Community Resource & Recreation Department, 8455 W. 103rd St. in Palos Hills, will take a trip to Shipshewana, an Indiana Amish community, flea market and historical downtown shopping area on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Coach transportation is $30 per person, must register and pay before trip.
Future Pros Soccer Camps for ages 5 to 14 will be July 8 to 12 (Session I) and July 29 to Aug. 2 (Session II). Camps are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All participants receive a T-shirt and soccer ball.
Zumba classes are Tuesdays, July 30 through Sept. 3 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost for residents is $40, non residents are $45. For more information call 430-4500.
The park district’s Historical Museum will take a trip to the I&M Canal for a mule pulled boat ride Tuesday, July 16. Step back in time to 1848 and the opening of the I&M Canal with a 60-minute ride along the canal. Captain and crew, dressed in period clothing, will share stories and talk about their mules, Larry and Moe, at mule-tending class. Price is $40 (due June 30) and includes transportation, box lunch and ride. Trip will run rain or shine. Trip leaves from the Terrace Centre at 8:30 a.m. and plans to return at 4 p.m.
Pickle Ball, a cross between tennis and ping pong, will be offered as an open program on Tuesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave. Open gym basketball will also be offered at the Terrace Centre on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost to play either game is $1.
Mother/Son Rampage featuring a cookout, games and animal show with monkeys will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 28 at the Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave. Register by Friday, June 21. Cost is $20 per child.
The Worth Park District will host two sessions of Tiny Tot T-Ball, from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays from July 20 to Aug. 24. Classes are for children 4 to 6 years old. Children will learn the fundamentals of t-ball, catching, throwing, running, fielding and hitting. Both sessions take place at Peaks Park. Cost is $40 for residents, $60 for non-residents and includes a t-shirt. Registration deadline is Friday, May 31.
The park district is holding a smile search contest with two ways to participate. All summer long the park district will hide its “Worth Your Smile” logo throughout its website, worthparkdistrict.org. To participate follow “Worth Park District” on Facebook for contest details. Through Facebook participants will get instructions and clues on how to find the logo and report back to the park district. Several online Smile Searches will be held through the summer.
Little Club offers benefits such as free indoor playground usage. Fee is $10 resident, $15 non-resident. For more information call the park district.
The Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave., has an indoor playground featuring slides, a climbing wall, tree house and more for children who can walk through 4 years old. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fee is $1 for residents, $2 for non-residents. For more information call 448-7080 or visit worthparkdistrict.org.