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Cool off with pool time, movie nights

2014-06-25T00:00:00Z Cool off with pool time, movie nightsJennifer Pallay Times Columnist
June 25, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Calumet Memorial Park District will present a showing of “The LEGO movie” at 7 p.m. Thursday. Come out to Sandridge Park, 600 Oglesby Ave. in Calumet City for a free outdoor movie night. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Call (708) 862-6440 for more information.

The park district is now selling discount tickets to Six Flags Great America. Daily tickets are just $42 and season passes are $75 cash only.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Memorial Park Recreation Office, 612 Wentworth Ave. in Calumet City.

Call (708) 862-6443 for more details.

Finneran Pool, Lincoln and Freeland avenues in Calumet City, is now open for the season. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.

Fees are $4 for adults, $3 kids ages 6 to 18, $2 children 5 and younger, and only $1 for seniors 60 or older.

For more information, call (708) 868-3430.

The pool at Mann Park, 3035 E. 130th St. in Chicago’s Hegewisch neighborhood, offers family swim at 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, now through Sept. 1. There is no fee.

Swim lessons also take place during various times and days. New sessions begin this week.

The pool is run by the Chicago Park District. Visit for more information.

Mark your calendars for Night Out: Movies in the Parks at Mann from 8:30 to 9:53 p.m. July 23 on the baseball fields at Mann Park. The movie will be “The Little Rascals.” Spanky, Buckwheat and the other members of the He-Man Womun Haters Club are surprised when group leader Alfalfa falls for a girl.

It’s free to attend. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Membership at the South Holland Fitness Center includes use of the facility’s indoor pool at 501 E. 170th St. in South Holland. There are two lanes for lap swimming and an open water area for aerobics or swimming. Besides the main pool, an oversized whirlpool spa and a sundeck are available.

Visit for more information.

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