St. Joseph to celebrate National Parks Month

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parks deptThe City of St. Joseph plans to celebrate National Parks Month with special events and discounts at Parks facilities throughout the month of July.

The scheduled is as follows:

Start off July 4, at the Aquatic Center from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., where there will be prize drawing all day. End your day with a bang at the Bill McKinney Softball Complex at Heritage Park. A free concert and Fireworks beginning at 8:30 p.m. Gates open at 7:30 p.m.

On July 7, visit the Joyce Ray Patterson Senior Center for tours from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The first 100 people to visit between 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. will receive free hot dogs, chips, & water.

Visit, explore, and learn about the history of the Missouri Theater on July 12, 13, and 14 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Missouri Theater. Take a back stage tour of this facility, hear the story about the large sculpture on the ceiling and learn about carvings on the wall, check out the green room, and take center stage.

On July 17, free admission to Heritage Park Softball Complex and $1.00 off fountain drinks from July 11-July 17.

Fairview Golf Course will be hosting specials from July 18-24. July 18 is Customer Appreciation Day, with drink specials, all day. On July 19, beginning at 8:00 -11:00 a.m. ladies can play a round of golf with Chuck Kempf, Director of Parks, Recreation, and Civic Facilities. July 20, there will be free popcorn during happy hour, 4:30-7:30 p.m. July 21, 4:30-6:30 p.m., join golf pro Greg Dillon for free golf lessons. Play the shootout at the Course beginning at 5:30 p.m. on July 22, and enjoy free appetizers after the event. $1.00 off all fountain drinks and other drink specials all day, each day on July 23 and 24. All week long, 10% off discount at the Pro Shop.

The REC Center will also have specials during the third week of July, including $3.00 fitness room passes on July 18, 22, and 24, free track passes on July 19 and 21, $3.00 open gym passes on July 20 and 23. Protein shakes will be $1.00 off the regular price all week at the REC Center.

On the fourth week of July, the Remington Nature Center will offer a senior craft event, tea light candle holders, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on July 26 for $2.00. Bring the kids to watch the Fish Feeding Frenzy at 10:30 a.m. on July 29 and again on July 30, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for the children’s craft event. The children will have an opportunity to make fireworks spools, and meet Remi. All craft classes are the cost of admission and include the supplies and admission to the museum.

At Bode Sports Complex, enjoy a free skate open house on July 25 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. On July 26 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. try out curling with free instruction and on-ice practice. Bring the kids out for Way Back Wednesday on July 27 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and take advantage of $1.00 admission, $1.00 skate rental, and $1.00 food and beverage specials. Try out hockey with free lessons and a practice scrimmage on July 28, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Meet your friends on July 29 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for $2.00 admission and $1.00 skate rental. Spend a day at the rink on Saturday July 30 from 12:00-8:00 p.m., when you can skate the entire time for $5.00, with or without skates. Parks month wraps up with a Bode Beach Party on July 31 from 3:30-5:30. Wear your beach attire over your warm clothes and have fun skating for $5.00 with or without skates.