Senior center has lots planned this summer

DOWNEY - Tickets are now on sale at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center for the following adult excursions (prices include admission and transportation): Showtime Cabaret, July 6, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., $63 residents/$67 non-residents

Pageant of the Masters "The Big Picture," July 23, 4 p.m. to midnight, $50 residents/$54 non-residents

Solvang shopping and dining, Sept. 21, 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., $25 residents/$29 non-residents

Meanwhile, tickets for the Hollywood Bowl summer concert season go on sale Monday. All non-refundable tickets are $12 for residents and $16 for non-residents.

The schedule includes "Elgar's Cello Concerto" (fireworks) July 16, "A Night of Elegance" on July 30, "Grimaud Plays Brahms" on Aug. 8, "Beethoven's Third Concerto" on Aug. 29 and "Mozart's Requiem" on Sept. 5.

All excursions depart and return to the senior center.

The community and senior center also plans other programs and activities for the coming months: *The 10th annual Downey Senior Follies, a talent show featuring, dancing, singing and joke-telling senior citizens, takes place June 28-30.

Performances are scheduled for June 28 at 6 p.m. and June 29-30 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $6 and must be purchased in advance; no tickets will be sold at the door.

Parents in need of full-day child care this summer should consider a camp program available at local parks.

There is a sports and fitness camp (ages 10-14), performing arts camp (ages 9-14) and wilderness camp (ages 6-10). Each camp fee includes care from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a mid-week excursion and daily snack.

Downey High School's swimming pool opens for the summer on July 8.

Recreation swim is open Monday through Saturday from 1-4:30 p.m.; admission is $3.

The pool will also be open Friday nights from 7-9 p.m. on July 19, Aug. 2 and Aug. 16. Admission is $3 per person.

Swim lessons are held weekdays with classes available for different age groups, from preschool age to adult.

Concerts in the park begin July 3 with The Answer playing classic rock music starting at 7 p.m. at Furman Park.

This year's concert lineup includes a variety of bands playing salsa, blues, classical and patriotic sounds.

Spots are open for a variety of classes at the community center, including line dancing, zumba gold, tap dance, youth chess, cooking, Polynesian dancing and others.

For details on any of the programs, classes and events listed here, call (562) 904-7223 or go online to and click the Parks & Recreation Department tab.

********** Published: June 6, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 08