Caroling in the Park – December 15th

You are invited to one of the oldest traditions of Clark Park:

Sunday, December 15 – 5:00 pm – Christmas caroling by candlelight in Clark Park, in “B” park near 45th & Regent St.  The Friends of Clark Park invite you to come raise your voice with your neighbors in singing traditional Christmas carols around the community tree.  Refreshments will be served afterwards.  For information, call 215-222-2255.  

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Clark Park Soccer Update

It was a chilly day but the sun was shining as the Spring 2013 season of Clark Park Soccer kicked off on Saturday, March 23rd.  Enthusiastic kids and dedicated coach volunteers filled the bowl with a rainbow of t-shirts.

There are still a few spaces available on our 6-7 year old and 7-8 year old teams for a few more players; the 6-7 group plays from 10:30 to Noon, and the 7-8 group from Noon to 1:30.  If yo have a child who would like to play, please contact clarkparksoccer@yahoo.com.  More information about the Clark Park Soccer program can be found at http://www.friendsofclarkpark.org/?page_id=58.

“Holi for Toddlers” (Children 5 and Under)

Hello Clark Park lovers!

HOLI is an Indian festival celebrating spring. Children will throw colored rice flour in the air and on each other! This will take place at 10am Saturday, Mar 30 in the North Park, above Chester.

It won’t take long. Could this be fun for your young one — & for you?

Please bring your own colored rice flour. Here is a recipe:
http://www.ehow.com/how_8298922_make-colored-flour-festival-colors.html. If you cannot do this, please email dalalsimons@gmail.com to reserve some pre-made flour, which is very limited in quantity.

If it is warm enough, we could make colored water and put it in spray bottles as well.

It’s best to wear light, old clothing that you don’t care about. It’s more fun if it is light-colored because we’ll be able to see the colors much better!

This merry spring children’s festival is open to all. Planning is Picnic Style: bring snacks for yourself and to share. And don’t forget a towel to clean up all the color!

–Geeta Simons

Easter Egg Hunt in Clark Park

Join the Renewal Presbyterian Church for a fun Easter Egg Hunt in Clark Park, next to the toddlers’ playground. Ages 1 to 8 are welcome.

This will be held the Saturday before Easter, Mar. 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — rain or shine! There will be crafts for young participants. This event is free and designed for the whole community.

Contact the church with any questions at office@renewalchurch.org, or call (267) 564-5105.

Clark Park Soccer: Registration now open for Spring season

Registration information and forms for the Spring season of Clark Park soccer are now available on our Youth Soccer page. Registration forms have been sent by “snail mail” and email to families who participated in the previous season.

We recommend mailing registration forms as early as possible; with the program growing in popularity, we cannot guarantee that there will be space left for walk-in registrations on the March 23rd.

For questions about the Clark Park Youth Soccer program, email us at clarkparksoccer@yahoo.com.

Heroes Needed!

The Red Hot Thunder Lava and their coaches!

Do you want to be a hero to neighborhood kids (and parents)? Clark Park Youth Soccer is looking for volunteer coaches for our Spring season. Clark Park Soccer is a recreational soccer program for kids ages 5 to 11 that takes place on Saturdays in the Spring and Fall.

You don’t have to be David Beckham or Hope Solo to volunteer as a coach — our coaches include many enthusiastic soccer players — many of them students from our local universities — but they also include parents and others who just enjoy working with kids. Would you like to spend your Saturdays in beautiful Clark Park, getting plenty of fresh air and exercises (and a cool t-shirt), and earning the adoration of our future soccer champs? Our teams practice and play on Saturdays, 10:30-Noon (5 to 7 year olds) or Noon-1:30 (8 to 11 year olds). Our season will start on March 23rd and continue through May 1th. We assign at least 3 coaches to each team with subs available — you won’t be out there alone — and will have a training session for coaches early in the season.

Interested? Email clarkparksoccer@yahoo.com and tell us a bit about yourself!

PS – If you’re interested in signing your children up for Clark Park Soccer, registration forms will be mailed to returning players, and will be available at http://www.friendsofclarkpark.org/?page_id=58 the week of February 25th.

Love Your Park Week Kicks off in Clark Park!

A handful of earthworms!

After Friends of Clark Park members and other volunteers spent the morning cleaning, weeding and mulching, neighborhood Girl Scout Troop #92373 gave a very special, slimy, crawly gift to the Park’s gardens!

The Girl Scouts released 18,000 ladybugs and 10 pounds of earthworms in the garden bed along the HMS School fence! The scouts had used their cookie-sale money to buy the ladybugs and earthworms, and nurtured them until they were ready to be released.

At the Spring FOCP membership meeting, scouts Zoe Kwasnicki and Margaux Engel told us that the earthworms would help aerate the soil in the garden beds, and the ladybugs would gobble up aphids and other insects that would be harmful to the plants.

Girl Scout leader Amy Kwasnicki and scouts prepare the "critters" for release.

Lots more pictures of the scouts (and all the extra neighborhood kids who joined in) on our Facebook page!

 

 

 

Photographer: Mary Sarbaugh

Let’s Forget the Snow and Start Thinking Soccer!

Registration forms are now available online for Clark Park Youth Soccer’s Spring season.

The season will run from Saturday, March 24th through Saturday, May 19th.  Registration forms will be mailed to returning families, but you can also download and print the forms yourself. Mail-in deadline is March 5th; we will guarantee a place on a team for any child registered by that deadline and then will accept additional mailed and walk-in registrations as space allows. So be sure to mail your registration forms and payment early!

Clark Park Youth Soccer is a volunteer-run activity; to include as many children as possible, we need lots of coaches! Whether you’re a local student with mad soccer skills, or a parent who enjoys the Saturday morning exercise, we can use your help as a coach. Don’t worry if you don’t have coaching experience; we have training opportunities available. And we have plenty of volunteer opportunities for those who don’t want to coach — helping with registration, taking care of equipment, planning special events, etc. Just contact us at clarkparksoccer@yahoo.com.

Look for more information about Clark Park Youth Soccer at http://www.friendsofclarkpark.org/?page_id=58