PLENTY ON TAP FOR SUMMER ENTHUSIASTS

June 14, 2001 11:00 pm

By The Observer

Theres still room on the final Grande Ronde River rafting trip of the City of La Grandes Summer Recreation Program.

The three-day, two-night trip between Minam Park and Troy begins at 8 a.m. Monday and returns by 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The cost is $100 and anyone interested should stop by the second floor of City Hall, 1000 Adams Ave., or contact Minnie Tucker at 962-1352.

If raftings not your gig, read the list to find out whats happening in the coming weeks.

SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM

River Rafting on the Grande Ronde

Who: Ages 10-16. Limit of 10 students per session.

What: Students will introduced to the basics of river rafting during a three-day, two-night raft trip on the Grande Ronde River between Minam Park and Wildcat Bridge near Troy. Adult guides, life jackets, meals and rafting supplies furnished.

Session III: June 18-20, depart 8 a.m. Monday, return 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Cost: $100.

Contact: Summer Recreation Program, 962-1352.

Dance Sampler

Who: Ages 2-older. Limited to 15 students per session.

What: Designed to provide an overall view of all styles of dance.

When: Two sessions, June 18-21, June 25-28.

Times: Ages 2-3, 9:30-10 a.m. for parents and toddlers; ages 4-5, 10-10:45 a.m.; ages 6-8, 10:40-11:30 a.m.; ages 9-12, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; teens and adults, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Where: Central Elementary School gym.

Cost: $30.

Contact: Summer Recreation Program, 962-1352.

Clay Camp

Who: Ages 5-older. Limited to 15 students per session.

What: Children will be instructed on using clay to create designs, both by hand and on a wheel.

Ages 5-8: Session I: June 18, 19, 25, 26, 10-11:30 a.m.; Session II: July 17, 18, 24, 25, noon-1:30 p.m.

Ages 9-older: Session I: June 18, 19, 25, 26, noon-1:30 p.m.; Session II: July 17, 18, 24, 25, 10-11:30 a.m.

Where: La Grande High School Art Room

Cost: $30.

Contact: Summer Recreation Program, 962-1352.

Drawing Techniques

Who: Ages 4-older. Limited to 10 students per session.

What: Exploration of drawing, including line, mark making, texture, modeling and value consideration. Supplies furnished.

Ages 4-8: June 19-22, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Ages 9-older: June 19-22, 1-2:30 p.m.

Where: La Grande Middle School art room.

Cost: $32.50.

Contact: Summer Recreation Program, 962-1352.

Clay Camp for Adults

When: June 20, 21, 27, 28, 7-9 p.m.

Contact: Call 962-1352 for information.

THINK LINK CLASSES

Preschool Prime Time

Who: Preschoolers and their parents.

What: Simple crafts offered as well as playtime.

When: Thursdays in June and July, 10-11:30 a.m.

Where: Think Link Discovery Center, 906 Washington Ave.

Cost: $2 each day for parent and child together.

Contact: Think Link, 975-2040.

Ojo de Dios (Gods Eyes)

What: Weave yarn around sticks to create a beautiful pattern. Taught by Rosina Armon.

When: June 18, 1-1:45 p.m.

Where: Think Link Discovery Center, 906 Washington Ave.

Cost: $6.

Contact: Think Link, 975-2040.

Dutch Oven Cooking

What: Learn how to make a variety of foods in Dutch ovens. Taught by Eric Valentine.

When: June 18, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: Think Link Discovery Center, 906 Washington Ave.

Cost: $13.

Contact: Think Link, 975-2040.

Candle Making

What: Make your own candles. Taught by Dee Ann Smutz.

When: June 21, 10-11:30 a.m.

Where: Think Link Discovery Center, 906 Washington Ave.

Cost: $9.

Contact: Think Link, 975-2040.

Pioneer Cottage

What: Visit a pioneer cottage complete with historic items and memorabilia. One-hour tour. Taught by Luana Peck.

When: June 25, 10-11 a.m.

Where: 3107 Spruce St.

Cost: $6.

Contact: Think Link, 975-2040.

SPORTS CAMPS

Have-A-Ball

Who: Grades 1-12.

What: Bowling teams for youth. Register for the full 10 weeks and receive a bowling ball, shoe bag or shoes.

When: Through Aug. 16.

Tuesdays & Thursdays: Grades 1-6, 9:30 a.m.; grades 7-12, 1:30 p.m.

Wednesdays: Grades 7-12, 9:30 a.m.; grades 1-6, 1:30 p.m.

Where: The Rock Bowling and Fun Center.

Cost: $8 per week.

Contact: Summer Recreation Program, 962-1352.

Eastern Oregon University Basketball Camps

Who: Boys and girls grades 1-12.

What: Campers will be taught fundamentals such as shooting, ball handling, man-to-man defense and rebounding. Fun emphasized, T-shirt included.

When: June 18-21.

Times: Grades 1-5, 9-11:30 p.m.; grades 6-8, 1-3:30 p.m.; grades 9-12, 6-9 p.m.

Where: EOUs Quinn Coliseum.

Cost: $60.

Contact: Coach Art Furman, 962-3569.

Water Babies Class

Who: Parents and babies 6 months to 3 years.

What: Skills introduced include blowing bubbles, kicking, entering and exiting pool, jumping, submersion, arm movement, back float and bobbing.

Session I: June 18-29

Session II: July 9-20; register June 29, 4-7 p.m.

Session III: Aug. 6-17; register July 27, 4-7 p.m.

Where: Veterans Memorial Pool.

Cost: $27.50 for one adult and child.

Contact: Veterans Memorial Pool, 962-1367.

Tiger Wrestling Camp

Who: Incoming third through ninth graders

What: Clinicians include Oregon State All-American and outstanding Pac-10 wrestler Eric Jorgensen. Camp is designed to learn technique and have fun. T-shirt included.

When: June 19-22, 6-8:30 p.m.

Where: La Grande High School.

Cost: $50. Each additional child in family is $35.

Contact: Klel Carson, 962-3783.