· Evening swim lessons are available in 30-minute slots from 4-6:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays at the Plunge in three sessions: July 2-13, July 16-27 and July 30-Aug. 10. There are a variety of classes for different age ranges, including one for mothers and their children. The fee is $45 a person per session or $30 each for two or more persons in a family.
· The Fourth of July five-on-five basketball tourney starts at 8 a.m. at the youth center gymnasium and is open to teams of sixth- to eighth-graders. The fee is $75 per team.
· "Friday Night Movies at the Gym" runs from 8-10 p.m. July 13-Aug. 10. The program is for children and teens. The cost for each movie is 50 cents, which includes a snack. Kids are encouraged to bring their own lounge chair.
· The junior lifeguard program will run 9-11 a.m. Saturdays at the Plunge and is open to kids 12-15 years old who want to gain experience as future lifeguards. Participants receive water safety training and a certificate of completion at the end of the program. The program is free.
· The Imperial Valley Special Olympics has many events scheduled for the summer, including bocci, swimming, basketball and regional competitions. There will be a swim meet July 14 at the Plunge. Those interested in participating or volunteering can contact Rene Caltigirone at 336-8979.
· The National Youth Project Using Mini-Bikes program provides kids ages 10-15 with the opportunity to learn how to ride mini-bikes safely and responsibly. NYPUM offers a host of camping and fishing trips, rock art and desert-trail hiking. For more information about NYPUM, contact Tony Gracia at 336-8979.
· The "Nothin' But Net" basketball league's "Midnight Basketball" will begin play the first week of July and is a great opportunity for youngsters and adults to participate in team sports. Games are from 6:30-10 p.m. Saturdays and teams practice three times a week. Junior league (sixth- to eighth-graders) and high school teams are encouraged to sign up. Call 337-4570 for sign-up dates.
· The "Over Night" softball tournament will start at 8 p.m. July 28 at Stark Field in El Centro and will carry on to July 29. If there's enough participation, the tournament will consist of separate men's and women's brackets; otherwise, teams will be coed. The cost is $150 per team, and players must be 18 years or older. Those interested in signing up can call the youth center at 337-4570.
· Public swim runs from noon-3 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays until Aug. 10 at the city Plunge. The cost is $1 for those 17 years old and younger and $1.50 for adults.
· Take a dip in the pool while a DJ spins the latest tracks in the background. "Music Nights" are 7-9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays until Aug. 10 at the Plunge. The cost is the same as public swim.
· The city's senior citizen program gives seniors an opportunity to socialize and have a great time while staying active. Seniors have access to an exercise room furnished with a number of workout machines at the Community Center. Activities planned throughout the summer include crochet classes from 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays until Aug. 10 at the Community Center, as well as a fishing trip. Call 337-4555 for more information.
· A summer day camp is open to kids entering grades 1-8. From 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, campers will participate in various activities held at the Plunge, Community Center and Conrad Harrison Youth Center. Transportation will be provided from one facility to another. Three sessions will run: July 2-13, July 16-27 and July 30-Aug. 10. The cost is $45 per child or $30 each for two or more children from a family, and campers will need to provide their own lunch.
· Looking for an energizing workout before heading to work? Tae-bo is available to adults from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until Aug. 10 at the youth center gym. The cost is $20. For more information, call 336-8973.
· "Volleyball Night at the Gym" is an adult league starting in the next couple of weeks. Games will be played Tuesdays and Thursdays at the youth center. The cost is $20, which will go toward league expenses and T-shirts for all participants. Players are still needed. To register call 337-4570.
· Water aerobics classes will be open to adults 18 years and older from 8-9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until Aug. 10 at the Plunge. The fee is $20 a month per person.
· Youth aerobics classes are open to kids ages 8-15 from 5-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays until Aug. 10 at the youth center. The class is free.
· Other special events scheduled this summer: Fourth of July Water Carnival, a Sock Hop on July 16 and a trip to a San Diego Padres game on Aug. 14.