Former NBA player, Acie Earl, lends his basketball expertise to players of all abilities this August. Learn pro tips and techniques that are sure to take your game to the next level.
See the online link below to register your kid for summer basketball camps. In the summer players are made, fall and winter teams are made. Is your kid ready for the new style of basketball with no post or center? The 3 point shot is now a must have premium with a need for superb ball handling. No longer is the tallest, smartest, or most athletic kid is a sure starter. Coach Earl predicts in the next 5 years, less AAU games and tourneys will be played and more time will be spent on development.
Is your child ready to attend all the theme and specialty camps that are out there? Or will you be the parent who will be sitting at junior high and high school games year after year because your child did not learn the skills needed and will ride the bench until senior night? That is a lot of gas, popcorn, family passes, diet soda and clapping for other kids. Pay now and play now, pay later and hope to play later.
Back in my day growing up, a typical basketball kid went to one or two camps, their high school feeder camp and maybe a college camp. That was 20 plus years ago. Back then we all had a land line phone in our house, a TV with no cable and no outdoor courts or hoops. We drank water from a jug or a garden hose, had cheap shoes from K-Mart or Sears and played with a ball that was orange and served as a dodge or kick ball when we had too many kids to play basketball. Things have changed, and so now that we have embraced the changes in modern training, facilities, diet and exercise, why not embrace the change in basketball camps?
See the promo code below for 25.00 off of registration
The Iowa City Public Library will celebrate Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday with a special reading and performance of “The Songs of Peter Rabbit.”
Based on Potter’s beloved classic, “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” the adaptation by composer Dudley Glass captures the trouble-making spirit of Peter Rabbit without losing the story’s cautionary lesson. Written for voice and piano, Glass’ version will be performed by ICPL children’s room staff during preschool storytime from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, and Thursday, Aug. 4.
Both storytimes will be held in Meeting Room A. The performances also will be broadcast live on The Library Channel, Iowa City cable channel 20.
The Library’s preschool storytime is recommended for children between the ages of three and five. Younger and older siblings are welcome to attend, too.
For more information, call the Library at 319-356-5200.
Backyard Abundance, a local nonprofit group that helps people create environmentally friendly landscapes, will host a “Smoothie and Harvest Party” later this month that will offer free smoothies and snacks made with fruits harvested from the Wetherby Park Edible Forest. Guests can learn about the edible forest while touring the gardens and harvesting cherries, aronia berries and culinary herbs, watch a demonstration on how to make compost tea, view a worm composting bin that will be on display and take worms home to start their own composting system.
The event, which is being held in partnership with the City of Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department, is scheduled from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at the Wetherby Park Edible Forest, 2400 Taylor Drive in Iowa City. New Pioneer Food Co-op is supporting the project with a donation of ingredients for the party’s snacks.
The nature-inspired design of the gardens helps create a low-maintenance, edible landscape of free food that benefits the local environment by managing rainwater, building soil, and providing habitat for desired insects and birds.
The event is open to the public and no admission fee is required.
Oak Grove Park, 700 Page Street, will be the featured park and host site for the next Party in the Park, on Thursday, July 28, 2016. Join in the neighborhood fun from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to hear live music by Larry Mossman and Peter Rolnick, and enjoy games, arts and craft projects, and frozen treats. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs or blankets! This is a no-fee event and is open to the public.
Party in the Park is sponsored by the City of Iowa City’s Parks and Recreation Department and the Neighborhood Outreach Division. A party will be scheduled in a different Iowa City park each week through August 6, giving residents a chance to enjoy their summer evenings outdoors with friends and family while exploring the City’s many beautiful natural spaces and neighborhoods.
Representatives from all of Johnson County’s public libraries – Coralville, Iowa City, North Liberty, Oxford, Solon, Swisher, and Tiffin-Springmier – will host a booth in Exhibition Hall #2 during the county fair July 25 through July 28.
Stop by to learn more about how the libraries work together to promote literacy and learning throughout the county. We’ll have a giveaway for every visitor. You can also enter the drawing for an oversized pony.
Drivers should be aware of how they can access Upper and Lower City Park as crews have closed Park Road between Riverside Drive and the Upper City Park exit for work on the Iowa City Gateway Project.
People can access Upper City Park and the City Park Pool from Riverside Drive (from the south) and Park Road (from the west). Know that Upper City Park Drive is a one-way road and experiences a high volume of pedestrians and cyclists, many of whom are children. The Upper City Park exit is to the east, across the Park Road Bridge to Dubuque Street.
People can access Lower City Park and the Riverside Festival Stage from Dubuque Street and the Park Road Bridge.
The two parks are also connected by stairs located between the historic cabins, east of the pool and the Riverside Festival Stage. People can use this as an alternative to the posted detour routes.
This portion of Park Road should reopen to traffic in mid-August. However, the Gateway Project timeline is fluid and subject to change due to weather and other unforeseen delays.
The Iowa City Gateway Project is a flood mitigation effort that will elevate Dubuque Street while also raising and replacing the Park Road Bridge.
A notice specifically concerning the Gateway Project and access to Upper and Lower City Park is located at the top of the City of Iowa City homepage under alerts and notifications at icgov.org. Check for updates there.
In today’s world of go-go-go, stress and anxiety are everywhere. If the pressures of everyday life are getting to you, it might be time to hit the mat – the yoga mat, that is.
Local yoga instructor Beth Beasley will be in Meeting Room A at the Iowa City Public Library from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, to lead adult participants through a simple, accessible yoga practice designed to reduce stress and tension.
This event is free and open to the public. It is presented as part of the 2016 Adult Summer Reading Program. All participants should bring their own yoga mat.
For more information, call the Library at 319-356-5200.