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‘Rec It’ Tuesdays this summer: free youth activities

Looking for fun opportunities for recreation and hanging out in Chelsea this summer?

A group of community partners including the Chelsea Area Friends for Recreation (CAFR), Chelsea District Library (CDL), Chelsea School District Community Education and Recreation Department (CSD), City of Chelsea Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks & Rec), Chelsea Community Center Exploratory Committee (CCCEC) and SRSLY have put together a great lineup of free summer activities on Tuesday evenings starting June 18, from 6-8:30 p.m.

“Rec It” Tuesdays will provide awesome games and activities at local parks and locations throughout town.

The lineup includes:

6/18: Pool Night at Beach Middle School (CSD) (Please check Chelsea Community Center Facebook page for construction and parking updates.)

6/25: Knockerball at Timbertown Park (Parks & Rec)

7/9:   Games at Pierce Park (SRSLY)
7/16: Volleyball and Gaga Ball at Timbertown Park (CAFR)
7/23: Ultimate Frisbee and Dinosaur Egg Hunt at Timbertown Park (Parks & Rec)

7/30: Kite Building and Kite Flying at Pierce School Fields (CCCEC with support from Dangerous Architects)

8/6:   Creative Picket Fence Painting at Timbertown Park (CCCEC with support from Chelsea Lumber Company)

8/13: Make-Your-Own Trail Mix bar and family friendly stories told by local storytellers (CDL)

Who can participate in “Rec It” Tuesdays?

Anybody looking for something fun to do with friends.

What does it cost?  Nothing, thanks to the community partners working together to make this possible.

What’s even better than having free recreation? Being rewarded to play.  Every time you attend one of these activities, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win cool prizes like gift cards or merchandise from local businesses.

Are you interested in helping or supporting this new initiative?

Please contact Andrew Thomson at [email protected] if you would like to volunteer or donate prizes.

“This community collaboration to provide positive recreational activities for our youth in the summer is much needed.  It is a natural extension of the City’s efforts to improve recreational opportunities in Chelsea, foster a sense of community and better utilize our parks.  We are very pleased to be a partner,” said Mayor Melissa Johnson in a press release.

For more details about “Rec It” Tuesdays, visit the Chelsea Community Center Facebook page at:

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