Thursday, June 13

• Book Buddy Story Time at Kilgore

Summer Enrichment Program Students from YES will host a Book Buddy Story Time program for Pre-Schoolers at Kilgore Memorial Library on Thursday, June 13 from 10 - 11 a.m. Parents must stay with their children and others are welcome to attend.

• York Parks & Rec Parents Night Out

Parents, can’t find a babysitter? Kids, do you enjoy pool parties, pizza, movies and games with friends? Now everybody wins with Parents Night Out! York Parks and Rec will host a Parents Night Out on Thursday, June 13 at the York Family Aquatic Center from 5:30 – 9 p.m. Kids ages 5 years old up to 5th grade are invited to participate.

Friday, June 14

• Youth/Teen Gaming at Kilgore

Middle School to High School age kids are invited to join the Kilgore Memorial Library staff for fun and games on the big screen Friday, June

14 from 2 - 3:30 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

• Midnight Swim at the York FAC

Come to the York Family Aquatic Center for a midnight swim on Friday, June 14 from 10 p.m. until Midnight. Swim under the stars, play water games in the dark, and enjoy the perfect summer night.

Saturday, June 15

• York Parks & Rec Bark at the Park

A scheduled time for your dog’s playdate! Nothing could be better than your favorite pet-friends playing at the Dog Park during York Parks and Rec’s “Bark at the Park” on Saturday, June 15 from 9 until 10 a.m.

Sunday, June 16

• Father’s Day at the York FAC

What a great way to spend time with Daddy. Dad will get in to the York Family Aquatic Center for FREE on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16. Special concession meal deals will also be available.

• Teen Activities Group at the Geneva Public Library

The Teen Activities Group (TAG) will meet on Monday, June 17 at the Geneva Public Library at 7 p.m. Youth age 13-19 are encouraged to attend this after hours event at the library where they have snacks, play games, utilize various library equipment, and occasionally even discuss books.

June 17-20

• York Parks & Rec Creative Cookin’

Do you have a craving for food and fun? Join York Parks and Rec as they create delicious healthy treats and goodies in a camp dedicated entirely to cooking June 17 – 20. Campers will also learn about the importance of making healthy food choices. Meet at the York City Auditorium Kitchen from 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. Open to kids in 2nd – 5th grade.

June 17-21

• York Parks & Rec Heart of a Champion Youth Summer Camp

Time to get off the couch and put down those electronics because the week of June 17 - 21 is going to be full of physical activities. Join York Parks and Rec for a week of sand volleyball, football, baseball, tennis, bubble soccer, capture the flag, red rover, 4-square, kickball, freeze tag and all those fun favorites at their “Heart of a Champion” Youth Summer Camp. Campers will meet from 1 – 4 p.m. daily and on Monday they will watch “Ralph Breaks the Internet” at the York City Auditorium. On Tuesday through Thursday campers will meet at East Hill Park and on Friday they will end the week with water games at the Family Aquatic Center. Camp is open to kids in grades K – 5.

June 17-28

• York Parks & Rec Swimming Lessons

York Parks and Rec will offer public swimming lessons June 17 - 28. Contact the York Community Center at 402.363.2630 or the Family Aquatic Center at 402.362.2613 for more information.

• York Parks & Rec Float for Life Class

The York Parks and Rec Float for Life class is designed for young kids to learn how to survival float if they were to ever fall into water and no one else is around. Trained staff will teach every child to know how to self-rescue. This class is FREE to whoever wants to participate and will be held June 17 - 28 from 12:15 – 12:30 p.m., 2:50 – 3 p.m. and 5:50 – 6 p.m. at the York Family Aquatic Center.

Tuesday, June 18

• Movie Mania at Kilgore

Kids are invited to join the staff of Kilgore Memorial Library for a movie complete with popcorn and drink on Tuesday, June 18 at 2 p.m.

• Heartland Summer Reading Program

The Heartland Community Schools Library will be open on Tuesday, June 18 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. for the 2019 Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories”. A Story Session will be held from 9:30 – 10 a.m. and weekly prizes will be awarded for every 100 minutes read with a grand prize for children reading five out of the six weeks.

Wednesday, June 19

• Gresham Summer Reading Program

The Gresham Public Library Summer Reading Program will kick-off on Wednesday, June 19 from 9 – 11 a.m. The library is located at the north end of the Community Center.

• Brown Bag Storytime at Kilgore

Kids are invited to join Kilgore Memorial Library staff for lunch on the lawn on Wednesday, June 19 from 12 - 12:30 p.m. Bring your lunch and hear a story. Drinks will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

Thursday, June 20

• Book Buddy Story Time at Kilgore

Summer Enrichment Program Students from YES will host a Book Buddy Story Time program for Pre-Schoolers at Kilgore Memorial Library on Thursday, June 20 from 10 - 11 a.m. Parents must stay with their children and others are welcome to attend.

• Heartland Summer Reading Program

The Heartland Community Schools Library will be open on Thursday, June 20 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. for the 2019 Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories”. A Story Session will be held from 9:30 – 10 a.m. and weekly prizes will be awarded for every 100 minutes read with a grand prize for children reading five out of the six weeks.

• York Parks & Rec Dive-In Movie

York Parks and Recreation will be showing the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean” on a projector screen at the Family Aquatic Center during their “Dive-In Movie” on Thursday, June 20 starting at 9 p.m. Float in the pool as you watch a classic movie as you enjoy popcorn. Open to kids in 6th grade and up.

Friday, June 21

• Youth/Teen Gaming at Kilgore

Middle School to High School age kids are invited to join the Kilgore Memorial Library staff for fun and games on the big screen Friday, June 21 from 2 - 3:30 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

June 24-27

• York Parks & Rec Little Movers and Shakers

York Parks and Rec’s Little Movers and Shakers program is designed around basic motor skills: Matching colors, shapes, coloring, following direction, balance and coordination. This program would be an excellent practice of all skills as your child enters pre-school. Sessions will be held June 24 – 27 from 11 a.m. until noon each day at the York Community Center and is open to kids ages 3 – 5 years old.

June 24-28

• York Parks & Rec You’re the Next Contestant Youth Summer Camp

Come on down to the York Parks and Rec Summer Camp Game Show! During the week of June 24 – 28 campers who attend the “You’re the Next Contestant” Youth Summer Camp will face off at Double Dare, America’s Got Talent, Supermarket Sweep, Amazing Race, Minute-It-To-Win-It, Price Is Right and Family Feud. These games are sure to spark some friendly competition as campers learn about teamwork. On Monday campers will start the competition by watching “Cars” at the York City Auditorium and will then meet at East Hill Park Tuesday through Thursday. On Friday campers will celebrate their victories with an afternoon at the Family Aquatic Center. Camp is held daily from 1 – 4 p.m. and is open to kids in grades K – 5.

Tuesday, June 25

• Movie Mania at Kilgore

Kids are invited to join the staff of Kilgore Memorial Library for a movie complete with popcorn and drink on Tuesday, June 25 at 2 p.m.

• Heartland Summer Reading Program

The Heartland Community Schools Library will be open on Tuesday, June 25 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. for Summe Reading. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories”. A Story Session will be held from 9:30 – 10 a.m. and weekly prizes will be awarded for every 100 minutes read with a grand prize for children reading five out of the six weeks.

Wednesday, June 26

• Gresham Summer Reading Program

The Gresham Public Library Summer Reading Program will kick-off on Wednesday, June 26 from 9 – 11 a.m. The library is located at the north end of the Community Center.

• Brown Bag Storytime at Kilgore

Kids are invited to join Kilgore Memorial Library staff for lunch on the lawn on Wednesday, June 26 from 12 - 12:30 p.m. Bring your lunch and hear a story. Drinks will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

Thursday, June 27

• Book Buddy Story Time at Kilgore

Summer Enrichment Program Students from YES will host a Book Buddy Story Time program for Pre-Schoolers at Kilgore Memorial Library on Thursday, June 27 from 10 - 11 a.m. Parents must stay with their children and others are welcome to attend.

• Heartland Summer Reading Program

The Heartland Community Schools Library will be open on Thursday, June 27 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. for the 2019 Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories”. A Story Session will be held from 9:30 – 10 a.m. and weekly prizes will be awarded for every 100 minutes read with a grand prize for children reading five out of the six weeks.

• LEGO Night at Geneva Public Library

All ages are welcome to LEGO® Night at the Geneva Public Library on Thursday, June 27 from 6 – 8 p.m. Over 10,000 LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks and pieces are available to build with. Build something in the night’s theme or build anything you dream up. Creations are displayed in the library for one week, and posted online.

• York Parks & Rec FAC Family Fun Night

York Parks and Rec will host a “FAC Family Fun Night” on Thursday, June 27 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the York Family Aquatic Center. This night will be full of activities, relays, contests, and games. Make sure to bring the entire family!

Friday, June 28

• Youth/Teen Gaming at Kilgore

Middle School to High School age kids are invited to join the Kilgore Memorial Library staff for fun and games on the big screen Friday, June 28 from 2 - 3:30 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Saturday, June 29

• Summer Reading at Kilgore

Saturday, June 29 is the last day to turn in reading sheets for the Summer Reading Program at Kilgore Memorial Services to receive prizes.

July 1 - 3

• York Parks & Rec Happy Birthday America Youth Summer Camp

Let’s celebrate America’s 243rd birthday by throwing it the best party anyone has ever seen during York Parks and Rec’s “Happy Birthday America” Youth Summer Camp July 1-3 and July 5. It’ll be a week of red, white and blue and making crafts too. On Monday campers will be watching “Big Hero 6” at the York City Auditorium. On Tuesday and Wednesday campers will meet at Harrison Park and on Tuesday they will be making their own party shirts so please bring a plain white shirt. There will be NO CAMP on Thursday and Friday campers will be celebrating at the FAC. Camp is held daily from 1 – 4 p.m. and is open to kids in grades K – 5.

Tuesday, July 2

• Heartland Summer Reading Program

The Heartland Community Schools Library will be open on Tuesday, July 2 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. for the 2019 Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories”. A Story Session will be held from 9:30 – 10 a.m. and weekly prizes will be awarded for every 100 minutes read with a grand prize for children reading five out of the six weeks.

Wednesday, July 3

• Gresham Summer Reading Program

The Gresham Public Library Summer Reading Program will kick-off on Wednesday, July 3 from 9 – 11 a.m. The library is located at the north end of the Community Center.

July 8-11

• York Parks & Rec Tot-Time

Parents, give yourself a break and your child a little play time during York Parks and Rec’s “Tot-Time” July 8 - 11. Each session will be held from 11 a.m. until noon at the York Community Center and will include fun activities that allow your child to interact, create, develop, exercise and have fun.

July 8-12

• York Parks & Rec Blast Off Youth Summer Camp

Campers, we have lift off. Join York Parks & Rec as they team up with York County 4-H for a week of rocketry July 8 – 12. During “Blast Off” Summer Youth Camp kids will build and launch their very own homemade rocket. Rockets will be judged on display appearance, rocket appearance, workmanship, design and number of times launched. These rockets can then be entered in the 4-H rocket classification in the York County Fair. On Monday campers will watch “Wall-E” at the York City Auditorium and will then meet at the York County 4-H Building on the York County Fairgrounds Tuesday through Thursday and on Friday they will cool down at the Family Aquatic Center. Camp is held daily from 1 – 4 p.m. and is open to kids in grades K – 5.

July 8-19

• York Parks & Rec Swimming Lessons

York Parks and Rec will offer public swimming lessons July 8 - 19. Contact the York Community Center at 402.363.2630 or the Family Aquatic Center at 402.362.2613 for more information.

• York Parks & Rec Float for Life Class

The York Parks and Rec Float for Life class is designed for young kids to learn how to survival float if they were to ever fall into water and no one else is around. Trained staff will teach every child to know how to self-rescue. This class is FREE to whoever wants to participate and will be held July 8 - 19 from 12:15 – 12:30 p.m., 2:50 – 3 p.m. and 5:50 – 6 p.m. at the York Family Aquatic Center.

Tuesday, July 9

• Heartland Summer Reading Program

The Heartland Community Schools Library will be open on Tuesday, July 9 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. for the 2019 Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories”. A Story Session will be held from 9:30 – 10 a.m. and weekly prizes will be awarded for every 100 minutes read with a grand prize for children reading five out of the six weeks.

Wednesday, July 10

• Gresham Summer Reading Program

The Gresham Public Library Summer Reading Program will kick-off on Wednesday, July 10 from 9 – 11 a.m. The library is located at the north end of the Community Center.

• York Parks & Rec Soaring High

Take advantage of the windy Nebraska weather by flying a kite during York Parks and Rec’s “Soaring High” session. Mincks Park is a perfect place to let the kites soar into the wind. York Parks and Recreation will have kites on hand to paint the sky with color on Wednesday, July 10 from 6 – 8 p.m.

• York Parks & Rec Midnight Swim

Come to the York Family Aquatic Center for a midnight swim on Friday, July 10 from 6 – 8 p.m. Swim under the stars, play water games in the dark, and enjoy the perfect summer night.

Thursday, July 11

• Heartland Summer Reading Program

The Heartland Community Schools Library will be open on Thursday, July 11 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. for the 2019 Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories”. A Story Session will be held from 9:30 – 10 a.m. and weekly prizes will be awarded for every 100 minutes read with a grand prize for children reading five out of the six weeks.

Saturday, July 13

• York Parks & Rec Art in the Park

Let your creative mind paint the wonderful landscapes of York during York Parks and Rec’s “Art in the Park” Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. until noon at Foster Park. Come enjoy an art class taught by York Parks and Rec’s own, Lucy Haarmann, while she walks you through your painting step-by-step. Everything will be provided; all you have to do is show up!

Monday, July 15

• Teen Activities Group at the Geneva Public Library

The Teen Activities Group (TAG) will meet on Monday, July 15 at the Geneva Public Library at 7 p.m. Youth age 13-19 are encouraged to attend this after hours event at the library where they have snacks, play games, utilize various library equipment, and occasionally even discuss books.

July 15-18

• York Parks & Rec Ready, Set, Rally

Ready, Set, Rally is a 10 and under tennis league that teaches the fundamentals of tennis at a pace where the kids will develop a passion for the game. It makes tennis extra fun with the use of age appropriate racquets, balls and court size. Everything is slowed down and sized down which makes the game easier and exciting for the kids to learn. Meet at the indoor tennis courts at York High School July 15 – 18 from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Open to kids ages 6 – 10 years old.

July 15-19

• York Parks & Rec Christmas in July Youth Summer Camp

Join York Parks and Rec for a holly jolly week of Summer Camp! During “Christmas in July”, held July 15 – 19, campers will be celebrating Christmas in July. They will kick the holiday off with Christmas cookies on Monday and watch “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at the York City Auditorium. Tuesday through Thursday campers will meet at East Hill Park and will be celebrating with holiday games, crafts and gifts. On Friday they do a polar plunge to end Christmas in July at the FAC. Camp is held daily from 1 – 4 p.m. and is open to kids in grades K – 5.

Tuesday, July 16

• Heartland Summer Reading Program

The Heartland Community Schools Library will be open on Tuesday, July 16 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. for the 2019 Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories”. A Story Session will be held from 9:30 – 10 a.m. and weekly prizes will be awarded for every 100 minutes read with a grand prize for children reading five out of the six weeks.

Wednesday, July 17

• Gresham Summer Reading Program

The Gresham Public Library Summer Reading Program will kick-off on Wednesday, July 17 from 9 – 11 a.m. The library is located at the north end of the Community Center.

Thursday, July 18

• Heartland Summer Reading Program

The Heartland Community Schools Library will be open on Thursday, July 18 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. for the 2019 Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories”. A Story Session will be held from 9:30 – 10 a.m. and weekly prizes will be awarded for every 100 minutes read with a grand prize for children reading five out of the six weeks.

• York Parks & Rec Kooky Carnival at the FAC

Come out to the Family Aquatic Center to enjoy carnival food, lots of fun carnival games and competitions at the “Kooky Carnival” on Thursday, July 18 from 6 – 8 p.m. Score points to get tickets, then cash your tickets in for prizes! Don’t miss out on this awesome family event!

Saturday, July 20

• York Parks & Rec Bark in the Park

A scheduled time for your dog’s playdate! Nothing could be better than your favorite pet-friends playing at the Dog Park during York Parks and Rec’s “Bark at the Park” on Saturday, July 20 from 9 until 10 a.m.

• Transportation Exploration

Imagine yourself as a young child, seeing all the big equipment around town and your desire to touch, climb, drive, even honk the horn. Imagine no more, Transportation Exploration allows just that! Kids will be able to sit, climb, touch and honk the horns of big machinery on Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Holthus Convention Center in York. This event will have local businesses’ equipment on site to fulfill all childhood dreams!

• York City-Wide Balloon Fight

Grab your family and friends for the biggest water balloon fight you’ll ever see! Exact location is TBA, but this is one event you won’t want to miss or even be late to! The City-Wide Water Fight will kick-off at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 in Downtown York.

• York Parks and Rec Kickball Tournament

York Parks and Rec will hold a Kickball Tournament under the lights on Saturday, July 20 starting at 6 p.m. Each team can have 10-15 players. T-shirts will be given to the championship team. Games will be played at York Ballpark Complex. A minimum of four teams required for the tournament. Registrations can be found at www.cityofyork.net or can be picked up at the Community Center. This is a 21 and over event since there will be alcohol allowed.

July 22 - 25

• York Parks and Rec Artistic Me

Let your artistic juices flow during “Artistic Me” July 22 – 25 from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the York Community Center! Become an artist using clay, markers, foam, stickers, paint, crayons, cardboard and much more! Then, once we’ve created master pieces, York Parks and Recreation will have a spot saved at the fair to have your work on display! Open to kids in grades K – 5th Grade.

July 22 - 26

• York Parks and Rec WhoDunit? Youth Summer Camp

Do you have what it takes? During York Parks and Rec’s “WhoDunIt?” Youth Summer Camp, planned for July 22 – 26, campers will spend the week testing their senses, solving puzzles, investigating, participating in a scavenger hunt and an escape room. The week will start off by learning from “Scooby-Doo” and his crew for Movie Monday at the York City Auditorium. They will then meet at Harrison Park Tuesday through Thursday and once all the mysteries have been solved, they will top off the week at the FAC on Friday. Camp is held daily from 1 – 4 p.m. and is open to kids in grades K – 5.

Wednesday, July 24

• Gresham Summer Reading Program

The Gresham Public Library Summer Reading Program will kick-off on Wednesday, July 24 from 9 – 11 a.m. The library is located at the north end of the Community Center.

Thursday, July 25

• LEGO Night at Geneva Public Library

All ages are welcome to LEGO® Night at the Geneva Public Library on Thursday, July 25 from 6 – 8 p.m. Over 10,000 LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks and pieces are available to build with. Build something in the night’s theme or build anything you dream up. Creations are displayed in the library for one week, and posted online.

Friday, July 26

• York Parks & Rec Beach Party

The York Parks and Recreation Department can’t take you on a trip to the beach, but they can bring the beach to you! On Friday, July 26 from 1 – 4 p.m. everyone will be playing water limbo, having a water balloon fight, running through sprinklers and more at the York Family Aquatic Center! Bring your own towels, fun to be had by all!

July 29 - Aug. 1

• York Parks & Rec Baker’s Dozen

There are hundreds of things to bake so team up with York Parks and Rec for “Baker’s Dozen” July 29 through Aug. 1 and let’s hit the kitchen! Kids will be baking cookies, cakes, cupcakes, pudding, cake-pops, or any other sweet treat that could be made between 2 and 3:30 p.m. at the York City Auditorium Kitchen. Not to mention the fun that will be had making a mess in the kitchen. Open to kids in grades 2 – 5.

Wednesday, July 31

• Gresham Summer Reading Program

The Gresham Public Library Summer Reading Program will kick-off on Wednesday, July 31 from 9 – 11 a.m. The library is located at the north end of the Community Center.

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