FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 News From the City of Lawrence
1) Snow plows hit the streets Tuesday
2) 2013 Winter/Spring Activities Guide to be released
3) Self Defense class to be held
PREPARED BY Roger Steinbrock, (785) 832-3458,
Snow plows hit the streets Tuesday
(LAWRENCE KAN.) - Every year, the Street Maintenance Division conducts a practice of the snow removal plan. For the 2012/2013 winter weather season, review of the plan will be on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Employees from the Street Maintenance Division will be inspecting equipment, putting together gear and traveling their assigned 16 routes.
The annual practice provides an opportunity to review the plan and incorporate new streets and train employees. The practice will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Street Maintenance facility at 11th Street and Haskell Avenue and will conclude by 4 p.m.
The street division is responsible for clearing 811 lane miles and keeping the airport open during every snow event. The 2012 /2013 snow routes are online at http://lawrenceks.org/snow.
PREPARED BY: Roger Steinbrock, (785) 832-3458
2013 WINTER/SPRING ACTIVITIES GUIDE TO BE RELEASED
LAWRENCE – Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department announces the release of the 2013 Winter/Spring Activity Guide Sunday, Nov. 4. The guide lists all Parks and Recreation programming and activities held during the winter and spring months.
An electronic version of the guide can currently be viewed on the department’s website, www.lprd.org.
The 2013 Winter/Spring Activities Guide will be distributed through the Sunday, Nov. 4, edition of the Lawrence Journal-World. Copies may also be obtained Monday, Nov.5, at any Parks and Recreation Department facility including the: Community Building, 115 West 11th St.; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th St.; Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive.; Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St.; Eagle Bend Golf Course and Learning Center, 1250 902 Rd. and the Administrative Office in South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.
Citizens have several options for registering for classes including online, mailing or visiting a department facility. Online enrollment begins Sunday, Nov. 4, at www.lprd.org. Parks and Recreation facilities will begin taking winter/spring registrations on Monday, Nov. 5.
The department has more than 450 programs and activities each season in which to participate. Programs and activities range from fitness classes to bird photography.
The guide’s feature story is on a grant the department received over the summer, which was in part for the OrganWise Guys, a nutrition education program.
All program registration is done on a first-come/first-serve basis. Certain classes and programs have minimum and maximum enrollment. Registration is required before the first class. Waiting lists will be formed when programs are filled and every attempt will be made to accommodate people on waiting lists.
Discounts are available for adults over 60 years of age, and the department also has a scholarship program for youth programs and activities through the Wee Folks Scholarship Fund. Scholarship applications are available at all recreation centers and online on the department’s Web site.
For addition information regarding Park and Recreation activities, contact the department at (785) 832-3450.
PREPARED BY Andrew Ruszczyk, (785) 832-3458
Self Defense class to be held
(LAWRENCE KAN.) – Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department will hold a self defense class 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St.
The class, open to individuals 13 years-old and older, will introduce the fundamentals of self-defense and discusses the importance of awareness and risk assessment. Simple, effective physical self-defense techniques will be taught to participants in any physical condition.
The class is led by two instructors who have numerous years of experience teaching martial arts, as well as specific experience teaching self-defense clinics.
Cost of the program is $16 per participant and pre-registration is required. Participants are asked to wear clothing that allows movement.
Registration is available online at www.lprd.org or at any Parks and Recreation facility, including: the Community Building, 115 West 11th St.; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th St.; Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive; Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. or the Administrative Office in South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.
For more information please contact Jo Ellis, recreation programs supervisor, at (785) 832-7920.
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