Announced West Center ‘roundup’ postponed to June 26

       The new management of the Westside Community Center has postponed its “Westside Roundup” open house event to June 26.
       The event had been scheduled for Saturday, May 15, but Dick Siever, director of the Westside Community Center LLC, said a decision was made late last week that more preparation time was needed, particularly to complete an on-site parking lot for about 20 vehicles. Otherwise, all the Roundup attendees would have had to park on the nearby streets, and Siever said he was concerned that might not be well-received by the neighborhood.
       The event, which was to include free food, children's activities and information about the new operation. had been planned from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Siever said someone from the LLC will be at the facility, to talk to anyone who comes by.
       In the meantime, he added, the LLC has announced its summer schedule, including programs and classes for different ages, with most activities getting under way the first week in June. Copies of the schedule are available at the center, 1628 W. Bijou St., and it's in an ad on Page 8 of this issue of the Westside Pioneer.
       Something new is a Teen Summer Program from June 7 to Aug. 6, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration costs are $75 a week, with a 10 percent discount for payment in advance. Space is limited to the first 20 signups.
       The LLC is part of an outreach effort by the Woodmen Valley Chapel, which in April took over the center as part of a ministry to work with lower-income families on the Westside. City Parks had run the center for 18 years, but could no longer subsidize its costs in a tight budget year, and has contracted with Woodmen on a three- year lease.
       For more information, call 385-7920.

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