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Summer youth programs starting up

Several youth programs are gearing up for summer.The junior golf program is open to kids ages 8-17. Please register at the Park & Rec. District office located at 101 South Frontage Road by June 7. The fee is $75 per child, which includes a golf pass to the Battlement Mesa Golf Club for 10 18-hole greens fees (pass is good anytime with adult supervision or approval from the golf shop – does not include cart fee), lessons, and $1 range tokens (must present card). All participants in the program must provide their own equipment. All lessons will be held on Mondays. Lessons are: June 12, Lesson 1, Rules of Golf; June 19, Lesson 2, Putting; June 26, Lesson 3, Chipping and Pitching; No lesson July 3; July 10, Lesson 4, Full Swing, July 17, Lesson 5, Full Swing and Wrap up. There will be a junior golf tournament for lesson participants Tuesday, July 25. Lesson times will be divided by age groups. The 8-10 group will be held from 8-8:50 a.m., the 11-13 group will be held from 9-9:50 p.m. and the 14-17 group from 10-10:50 a.m.Summer youth league baseball and softball is open for kids ages 8 through 15. The first games will begin June 5. Most teams are already formed, however please call for team availability. League games will be held in and out of town. The fee to play is $50, and a $35 refundable uniform deposit is required. Games will be held in June and continue through July or early August. Please register and pay at the same time. Practices will begin this week.Fall soccer registration is now under way – please have your child registered by June 23. This program is open to youngsters from 5 years to 15 years old. Early registration is necessary for the league scheduler to get all the games scheduled. The fee to play is $50, with a $35 refundable uniform deposit required.Please note there are times when no one is in the Parks & Rec office. At these times, the staff may be attending a meeting and/or conducting a program, or at the skate park or a ball field. Please leave your name and telephone number, and your call will be returned – it is always a good idea to leave your child’s name, birth date and which program you are calling about. The Parks & Rec office telephone number is 285-0388.Touch a TruckThe Touch a Truck event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at the activity center. This is a wonderful family event and the admission is free. My grandchildren love this event every year – it is truly one of Fran’s greatest. Don’t miss it!School’s Out DanceSchool’s Out For The Summer Dance is from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at the activity center. The dance is for sixth-, seventh- and eighth- graders. There will be a live DJ, food and drink, a dance contest and many prizes. The cost is only $7 per person. Tickets are available at the front desk of the activity center.Independence Day activitiesIt’s time to mark your calendar for July 4 at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. This year the day begins with the Kid’s Parade at 10 a.m., followed at 10:20 a.m. with a ceremony at the Mesa Vista Assisted Living Center presented by the VFW Post. There will be a picnic at noon at the activity center with hot dogs and all the fixings for sale. There will be a giant water slide plus games for the entire family from 1-4 p.m. and the Blue Grass Band, “Sweet Sunny South” will be performing from 1-4 p.m. Sounds like a great time for the entire family.Mary Moore’s column, “Grand Valley News,” appears every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, e-mail her at beatlesfan_309@comcast.net.


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