Schools Out For Summer!


Schools Out For Summer!
– Lindsey Asay, EOTC

I may be alone in this , but anyone else feel like the school year went by pretty fast? I can’t believe that today is the last day of school. In my house it means saying goodbye to 4th grade and hello to a summer of hearing, “I’m bored…can we go DO something?”

River Road Park & Recreation District(1400 Lake Dr, Eugene) is throwing a School’s Out for the Summer Carnival, to help keep the boredom at bay…right out of the gate. Start the summer out with a celebration and say good-bye to the school year. Games and activities for all ages to launch into a great summer vacation. All games will be no more than a quarter to play. No registration is required, just show up between 2 – 5 pm and have a great time!

Willamalane Park & Rec District is offering another option today. Take the kids swimming. Summer play swims start today at Splash! at Lively Park from 1-5pm and atWillamalane Park Swim Center from 1-3pm.

Summer is also a great time to enjoy Americas favorite pastime (’s not the Anthony Weiner scandal), I’m talking about baseball! Take the kids to P.K Park (2760 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Eugene) Friday night for the Ems opening game at 7pm. Watch The Emeralds take on the Boise Hawks on Opening Night and stay for the fireworks afterwords. Ticket prices range from $6 – $12. If you plan on taking in more than one game this summer, sign the kids up for Sluggo’s Cub Club (formerly Jr. Ems Club). As a member of the club you will receive free ticket vouchures to 8 Emeralds home games and an official Sluggo Cub Club membership card that is good for 10% off at the Emeralds store all season long.

Any aspiring Tony Hawks or Rob Dyrdek’s in your house? Take them to the Cal Young Skate Park (2555 Gilham Rd, Eugene) this Saturday at 5pm for the School’s Out Summer Skate Competition. All ages and abilities welcome. If you plan on participating, there is a $3 fee. Registration takes place at 4 pm and parents must register for anyone 18 and under. Watch for free and join in the fun with hot dogs, prizes and music.

If you’re looking for a little culture, The Roving Park Players have the answer. They will presentShakespeare’s The Tempest this Saturday and Sunday (June 16th & 17th) at Island Park in Springfield. Head over the park at 6pm with your blanket and cooler and for this FREE event. A storm at sea, murderous plots, magic, foolery, anger, forgiveness and love. What more could you want in an outdoor play?

Summer in Eugene is a great time to explore our city, discover new places, and do it all while keeping some money in the bank. Short on time and money? Throw up a tent in the backyard, call it a clubhouse and turn the kids loose! You’d be amazed at how well they can entertain themselves, when the t.v. and computer are no longer an option.

Schools Out For Summer! | Eugene On the Cheap.

Kelly Asay is an entrepreneur, software developer and performing musician. As the publisher of Eugene Daily News, Asay is continually searching, finding and promoting the best unknown journalists, photographers and inspirational people from all over Lane County.

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