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Plan your summer experience

Looking for new, fun ways to engage your children this summer? Parks and Recreation offers several programs to meet your children’s interests and keep them active, all while being easy on your pocketbook. From backyard classics such as kickball to arts and crafts and even nature exploration, you are bound to find something to entertain your family this summer. Check out the Bloomington Summer Experience catalog for details and rates.

Water aerobics  

Test the waters in a low-impact class that combines cardio, strength and stretching at Bloomington Family Aquatic Center this summer. Water aerobics breaks through the limitations of land-based classes to help you move your body differently. Participants can expect to build muscle, improve balance and burn calories in an environment that reduces stress on joints. Classes include a variety of shallow water work using different equipment to increase strength and endurance. Classes take place on Sunday evenings June through August. Registration opens March 15, cost is $5 per class.

Born Again Jocks 

Want to enjoy playing sports again? Join the Born Again Jocks organization for men 55 and older. There are no annual dues, but there may be possible sports participation costs. For more information, visit

Annual egg hunt

Don’t miss this annual family event for kids ages eight and younger, sponsored by Bloomington Optimist Club  and Bloomington Parks and Recreation. While you’re there, check out fun family activities, information booths and entertainment.

When: Saturday, March 31, Hunt begins at 11 a.m.

Where: Normandale Lake Bandshell, 5901 West 84th Street

Youth leadership opportunities

Are you 13 years or older looking for something fun to do this summer? Parks and Recreation offers plenty of leadership positions in youth programs and adaptive softball. The application deadline is February 25. To apply, visit