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PARK CLIPS from August 1, 2013

Evergreen Park
  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.
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  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.

Hickory Hills
  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.

Oak Lawn
  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.

Palos Hills
  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.

Worth
  The park district is taking registration for men’s 16-inch and co-rec 12-inch fall softball leagues. The deadline for registration is Monday, Aug. 5, which is also the night of the mandatory captains’ meeting. For more information visit worthparkdistrict.org or call 448-7080.
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  A trip to see the Tall Ships at Navy Pier will be Saturday, Aug. 10. Tour the ships dockside or sail on Lake Michigan on select ships. Fee is $45 per person and includes general admission, ship tour, transportation and parking. Register by Aug. 3. Trip leaves from the Terrace Centre at 10 a.m. and returns at 5 p.m.
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  Pickle Ball will be at the Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday. Pickle Ball is a cross between tennis and ping-pong and involves strategies such as lobbing, drive shots and overhead slams. Cost is $1.
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  Open gym basketball is offered at the Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave., Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $1.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.