‘Peter Rabbit 2’ showing open to Ottawa Recreation kids and families

Multiple sports camps, activities still have spaces available

A morning showing of “Peter Rabbit 2” is open to Ottawa Recreation participants and their families at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, at Roxy Cinemas in downtown Ottawa. Admission is $2, and doors open at 9:15 a.m. Concessions will be available. Supervisors will meet children at their respective parks and guide a walk to the theater or wait until bus transportation arrives. Permission slips are required for children to ride the bus. Check with park supervisors for bus pickup times. Afternoon parks will meet from 1:30 to 4 p.m. that day.

Signup for Ottawa Recreation’s annual city tennis tournament begins Monday, July 5. Forms will be available at the City Rec office, 301 Madison St., Ottawa, as well as at the tennis courts or online at ottawarecreation.org. Registration must be completed by 4 p.m. Thursday, July 15, to participate. The tournament begins Monday, July 19, and continues through Friday, July 23, at Ottawa High School tennis courts. Trophies will be awarded.

Several youth activities have openings for Week 4 (June 28-July 2) of summer programming:

  • Softball Camp openings are available in two sessions that meet daily Monday through Thursday. Session 1 for fifth and sixth graders meets 9 to 10:15 a.m., and Session 2 for seventh and eighth graders meets 10:30 a.m. to noon.
  • The Urban Photo Safari photography camp for fourth through sixth graders explores downtown Ottawa, starting at Annette Barr Photography Studio at 215 W. Main St. Sessions meet 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • Children ages 11 years and older can sign up for golf sessions from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Monday through Wednesday at Pine Hills Golf Course. Contact Pine Hills for more information.
  • Tennis lessons continue at Ottawa High School tennis courts. Registration is still open.
  • Crafts and Tiny Tots continue at all parks on Tuesday and Thursday. Adults can register children at local parks.
  • Afternoon parks (Hollywood, East Side, McKinley School and Rigden) will have the opportunity to swim at Riordan Pool for $1 entrance on Friday. The reduced fee is open only to children ages 16 years and younger who arrive with Ottawa Recreation park supervisors. Contact park supervisors for bus pickup information and permission slips.

Three upcoming camps also have several openings available:

  • Art Camp Session 4 for children ages 11 to 13 years meets 1:30 to 3 p.m. July 12-16.
  • Volley Tots Volleyball Camp for first through fourth graders meets 1 to 4 p.m. July 6-8 at Marquette Elementary School gym.
  • The Ottawa High School Volleyball Clinic running July 6-9 has openings in two sessions: fifth and sixth graders will meet 10 to 11:30 a.m.; seventh and eighth graders will meet 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Supervisors will be stationed at parks daily. Morning parks, which are supervised 9 a.m. to noon, include Lincoln School, Turnberry, Kiwanis and Lincoln-Douglas. Afternoon parks are supervised 1 to 4 p.m. and include Hollywood Park, East Side Park, McKinley School and Rigden Park.

A brochure featuring all of this year’s activities and camps plus registration forms are available at ottawarecreation.org. Registration also is available at the Ottawa Recreation office, 301 Madison St. For information, call the Ottawa Recreation office at 815-434-7292 or visit www.ottawarecreation.org.