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Summer fun heats up with upcoming Downers Grove Park District programs

DOWNERS GROVE – Summertime fun is the focus of several upcoming Downers Grove Park District activities.

Here’s a look at the district’s Juy schedule. For information on Park District events and programs, call 630-963-1300 or visit

What: Summer Concert Series

When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 21

Where: Fishel Park, 1050 Grove St.

Cost: Free

About: Live concerts will take place on Tuesday evenings through Aug. 21 at Fishel Park. The free, family friendly concerts begin at 7 p.m. Food, beer and wine sales begin at 6 p.m.

What: Zumba in the Park

When: 9 to 9:55 a.m. July 14 and Aug. 11

Where: Fishel Park, 1050 Grove St.

Cost: Free

About: Maximize caloric output, fat burning and body toning with Latin and international music. This class features aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Registration is required.

What: Honey Harvest

When: 1 to 3 p.m. July 21

Where: Lyman Woods Nature Center and Preserve, 901 31st St.

Cost: $18 per family

About: Learn how bees make honey and see how honey is extracted. Try your hand with the hot knife or extractor and have a taste of wild Lyman Woods honey.

What: Lucky Lucky Hudson

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4; 2 p.m. Aug. 5

Where: Downers Grove South High School,1436 Norfolk St.

Cost: $12 for general admission, $8 for youth or adults 62 and older

About: A musical show featuring local youth performers is a blend of song, story and action featuring a musical score of Chicago jazz, ragtime and blues. Tickets are available online through 4 p.m. Aug. 2 or at the door.

What: Annual Fishing Derby

When: 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 4

Where: Patriots Park/Barth Pond, 55th Street and Grand Avenue

Cost: Free

About: Prizes will be awarded for the shortest and longest fish caught at each age level. A fishing license is required for participants 16 and older. Registration is required on site the day of the event to be eligible for prizes.

What: Cross Town Classic

When 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 19

Where: Downers Grove Golf Club, 2420 Haddow Ave., Downers Grove, and River Bend Golf Course, 5900 Illinois Route 53, Lisle

Cost: $280

About: Play the Downers Grove Golf Club in Downers Grove and River Bend Golf Course in Lisle in this 18-hole tournament. A continental breakfast and registration will be from 7 to 8 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at the Downers Grove Golf Club for the first nine holes. Then, complete the second nine holes at River Bend Golf Club with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. A barbecue cookout and awards presentation will follow the tournament.

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