Howard Magazine - Page 45 - Best Summer Ever!

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Best Summer Ever!

Seven ways to have a blast with your friends and family


By David Greisman


Some love to spend their summers relaxing in the sun, while others enjoy filling their days with excitement and adventure.


Whatever you prefer, Columbia Association wants to help you have the best summer ever!


You can watch movies — including recent blockbusters and classic favorites — and take in concerts on beautiful afternoons and evenings at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront. You can swing away at fastballs and softballs, score a hole-in-one on the mini-golf course, and skate at a roller rink or on rails, ramps and hubbas.


You can keep cool or work on your tan at any of Columbia’s outdoor pools (see the full-length article on the next page). And when you feel an urge to get away, CA even offers a full slate of summer trips for youth and teens between the ages of 9-18.


Here are seven great ways to have a blast with your friends and family. We hope this helps inspire you to make the most of your summer!


KidsDay: June 8


Columbia has two traditional ways to say hello to the summer — the opening of the outdoor pools, and the annual KidsDay event!


KidsDay will take place from 10am-2pm on Saturday, June 8 at Columbia SportsPark, near the Harper’s Choice Village Center.


Mini-golf and all-you-can-bat batting cage sessions will be free for all kids ages 12 and younger — as well as all CA Fit & Play, Play, 5 Day Golf & Play, and Golf Fit & Play members of any age. Nonmembers and other CA members ages 13 and older will pay a fee.


There will also be numerous other free and fun options available to all, including games, inflatables, face painting, demos, giveaways and more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. And while you and your family are having fun, learn more about CA’s youth programs, classes, camps and special offers!


Registration is encouraged. Learn more at


Lakefront Summer Festival


The Lakefront Summer Festival has something for you to enjoy almost every day of the week.


Catch the latest and greatest movies for free. Sing along with talented bands from a variety of musical genres. And enjoy dance instruction under the People Tree. All along the picturesque plaza at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront.


For a full schedule of events, including movie titles and the concert


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