Rec Sports News

Lewis & Clark Circus paid Chapel Hill $1,200 for promotional help and site at Home­stead Park ballfield for six shows the first weekend in May, according to city rec officials.

Hillsborough Tourism Board awarded nearly $20,000 in grants to support three events that bring visitors to Hills­bor­ough—$5,000 to Orange Community Players for a Mary Pop­pins production in July; $10,000 to the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough for an Outlander Fes­tival in October and $4,900 to the Hills­borough/Orange Chamber of Commerce for 33rd Annual Hillsborough Holiday Home Tour in December. Grant money comes from town’s prepared food and beverage tax.

Two items from the county’s new proposed budget—$289,000 for easements and construction for Mountains-to-Sea Trail; $100,000 for parks and rec facility renovations, repairs.

Remember, University Lake and Cane Creek rec areas will be open Memorial Day. Hours are 6:30 to 6. Fees are charged, free for seniors 65+.

Chapel Hill’s outdoor public pool, A.D. Clark pool at Har­graves Center, opens for the summer Saturday, May 25. Open swims are normally late afternoon. Admission is free. Call 919-968-2794 for schedule update.